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French Open 2018: Del Potro through, Williams to come, Nadal, Edmund win – live!

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6.08pm BST

Del Potro speaks:

It wasn’t easy for me to play a guy like Julien in Paris. I’m so proud of him, he made a fantastic career. I should stop speaking, it’s Julien’s time.

6.05pm BST

There’s a lot of support for Del Potro from the stands, surprising given he’s about to end the hopes of the 36-year-old Benneteau, who is making his final appearance at his home slam. Del Potro glides to 40-15, two match points. Benneteau gobbles up the short ball and it’s 40-30. The Frenchman smiles, keen to make the most of his final moments on Chatrier. But the sun soon sets on Benneteau’s singles career at Roland Garros. Del Potro gestures towards Benneteau, as if to say the loser rather than the victor should be getting the applause today.

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