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What to watch Friday at French Open: Murray vs Karlovic

It's hard to say who will be in better shape Friday when Andy Murray plays Ivo Karlovic in the third round of the French Open.

The second-seeded Murray already has been pushed to five sets twice in Paris. Karlovic, seeded No. 27, needed 41 aces to win his second-round match in five sets. He became, at 37, the oldest man to reach the third round of a major since Jimmy Connors at the 1991 U.S. Open. Karlovic spent 4 hours, 31 minutes on the red clay to set up his match with Murray.

Not since Gaston Gaudio in 2004 has a player been taken to five sets in each of the French Open's first two rounds and gone on claim the title.

The good news for Murray, a three-time...

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