Result: Paul-Henri Mathieu wins John Isner epic

France's Paul-Henri Mathieu reaches the third round of the French Open after a mammoth five-set victory over American John Isner.

France's Paul-Henri Mathieu has reached the third round of the French Open after a mammoth five-set victory over American John Isner.

After losing the first set in a tie-break, Mathieu then took the next two 6-4 6-4 to put himself ahead.

A 6-3 triumph for Isner in the fourth saw the match go the distance before the two men played out a draining final set.

As neither competitor refused to drop a service game, the score went to 16-16.

Mathieu then held serve before a decisive break against Isner handed the world number 275 the win.

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