Result: Stanislas Wawrinka wins Gilles Simon marathon

Result: Wawrinka wins Simon marathon
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Stanislas Wawrinka goes the distance again at Roland Garros, defeating Gilles Simon 7-5 6-7 6-7 6-3 6-2.

Stanislas Wawrinka is through to the last 16 of the French Open for the third consecutive year after dispatching Gilles Simon in five sets.

The Swiss number two claimed a sloppy opening set 7-5 despite making 25 errors.

Although the pair shared six breaks of serve in sets two and three, both were closely fought and settled by tie-breaks in favour of Simon.

Wawrinka raised in game at the start of the fourth set and reduced his unforced error count remarkably, helping him to record a thrilling 7-5 6-7 6-7 6-3 6-2 win.

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga awaits Wawrinka in round four after the French number one beat Fabio Fognini in straight sets.

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