Paris: Andy Murray finally got the better of Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany, needing 40 minutes to complete a 3-6, 6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 12-10 win and reach the French Open fourth round on Sunday.
The match between Wimbledon champion Murray and the 28th-seeded Kohlschreiber was suspended because of fading light Saturday.
Kohlschreiber missed a chance to break Murray in the 19th game.
Murray, a two-time Grand Slam champion, crouched down and clenched both fists after hitting a two-handed backhand winner on Kohlschreiber's second serve with the score at 15-40 in the 12th game.
He next plays No. 24 Fernando Verdasco of Spain, who easily beat 12th-seeded Frenchman Richard Gasquet 6-3, 6-2, 6-3.
In the women's draw, Eugenie Bouchard raced into the quarterfinals by beating eighth-seeded Angelique Kerber of Germany 6-1, 6-2.