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Rain-filled day doesn't wash out America's hopes for championship
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

Rain may have dampened and caused a five-hour delay of day five of the French Open, but it didn't dampen the play of Americans Andy Roddick and John Isner as the duo advanced at Roland Garros. Roddick defeated Blaz Kavcic of Slovenia, 6-3, 5-7, 6-4, 6-2 in a rain delay-filled affair. Roddick advances on to play Teimuraz Gabashvili from Russia in the third round of action. Isner picked up action in the continuation of his match by knocking off Switzerland's Marco Chiudinelli 6-7 (3), 7-6 (3), 7-6 (7), 6-4 with Isner recording 38 aces in the match. Isner advances to play Czech player Tomas Berdych, a player Isner is familiar with having dropped a match in the World Team Cup to Berdych just as recently as a week ago, 1-6, 6-1, 7-6 (4).

American Mardy Fish had an impressive day in his match against Croatian Ivan Ljubicic. Play was halted with the score now 2-6, 7-6 (8). Match play continues Friday for Fish and Ljubicic. Action on Friday will also feature American Robby Ginepri as he takes on Potito Starace of Italy.

Other action on the men's singles side from day five of the French Open:

Andy Murray defeated Juan Ignacio Chela 6-2 6-7(5) 6-3 6-2.

Marcos Baghdatis defeated Marcel Granollers 4-6 6-1 7-5 6-2.

Fabio Fognini defeated Gael Monfils 2-6, 4-6, 7-5, 6-4, 9-7.

Teimuraz Gabashvili defeated Grega Zemlja, 6-3, 6-1, 6-1.

Pablo Andujar led against Thomaz Bellucci, 6-1, 3-6 in a match that will resume Friday.