The 2011 French Open continues to provide exciting early round tennis on Thursday with Day 5 action. Rafael Nadal is back on the clay courts of Roland Garros after going a full five sets in his first match. Andy Murray, Robin Soderling and Maria Sharapova will also be in action. Round 2 began on the fourth day of the 2011 French Open with easy wins by Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer while women's top-seed Caroline Wozniacki was pushed a bit in her two set win. TV coverage continues to be handled by the Tennis Channel and ESPN 2 with live online streaming provided by Tennis Channel.com.
Rafael Nadal (1) faces Spanish countryman Pablo Andujar in the third match of the day on Court Suzanne Lenglen. With the first action starting at 11:00 a.m. local / 5:00 a.m. ET, Nadal's match should get going about four hours after that. Andy Murray will take on Simone Bolelli of Italy while Soderling is matched up with Albert Ramos.
The highest-seeded American left in the 2011 French Open, Mardy Fish (10), will put the honor of the American tennis world on the line against Robin Haase. Day Five television coverage starts on the Tennis Channel at 5:00 a.m. ET / 2:00 a.m. PT and will go until ESPN 2 takes over at noon eastern time. Tennischannel.com is kind enough to provide a free live online stream of their coverage if you can't make it to a TV.
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