Paris - Andy Murray faces a serious test of his French Open
credentials when the world No 1 takes on Juan Martin del Potro in the third
round on Saturday - if the Argentine's body holds up.
Briton Murray has dropped a set in each of his first two
rounds while Del Potro, who he beat in the Olympics final last year, has been
playing through the pain after being doubtful because of back and shoulder
The Argentine 29th seed, who benefited from Nicolas
Almagro's retirement in the second round, is satisfied with his level but said
he could have pulled out of his previous match.
"He is, in my opinion, one of the best players in the
world when he is fit and healthy," top seed Murray, who has had a
disappointing season, said of the 2009 US Open champion.
The Scot, however, is confident, even if Del Potro beat him
in their last encounter at the Davis Cup semifinals last year.
"I definitely feel like I'm capable of winning that
match. I'm playing way better than I was two weeks ago," he said.