Tennis: Thiem moves into Roland Garros fourth round

Thiem celebrates after winning his third round match against Uruguay's Pablo Cuevas.
Thiem celebrates after winning his third round match against Uruguay's Pablo Cuevas.PHOTO: REUTERS

PARIS (AFP) - Last year's runner-up Dominic Thiem reached the French Open last 16 for the fourth straight year on Saturday (June 1) with a four-set win over Uruguayan Pablo Cuevas.

The Austrian fourth seed dropped the second set to world number 47 Cuevas, but did enough to win 6-3, 4-6, 6-2, 7-5 and set up a fourth-round clash with French favourite Gael Monfils.