Roger Federer French Open
Roger Federer returns a forehand to Diego Sebastian Schwartzman at the French Open,Reuters

Roger Federer is set to lock horns with Russia's Dmitry Tursunov, while Novak Djokovic will face the dangerous Marin Cilic of Croatia in the third round of the French Open. Meanwhile, seventh seed Maria Sharapova will be up against Argentina's Paula Ormaechea in Round 3.

Federer powered into the third round by registering a straight-set victory over Argentina's Diego Sebastian Schwartzman, while 31st seed Tursunov outclassed America's Sam Query in his second round encounter.

17-time Grand Slam winner Federer has won the last four clashes against his Russian opponent. His recent victory came in the Indiana Wells, where he outshined Tursunov in straight sets. Chasing his second title at the Roland Garros, the Swiss maestro would be aiming for a fifth straight win over Tursunov.

World number two Djokovic will face 25th seed Cilic in his third round tie. Djokovic registered an easy win over Frenchman Jeremy Chardy the other day but it is going to be a litmus test for the Serb against the big-serving Cilic.

Cilic racked up 19 aces and 49 winners against Tobias Kamke, and Djokovic will be aware that he needs to step up his game against the dangerous Croat.

"I'm going to have to be playing even better against Marin next round," said Djokovic. "Since he started working with (Goran) Ivanisevic he's playing very, very, very good. He's a big guy, and he can play really aggressive. If he feels the ball well, he can be dangerous."

After some of the big guns have crashed out in the women's singles, seventh seed Sharapova has emerged as the new favourite to lift the title.

The Russian took full advantage of Bulgaria's Tsvetana Pironkova's injury to cruise into the third round. Sharapova will now face Ormaechea, who defeated Romania's Monica Niculescu in a hard-fought encounter.

The 27-year-old said she was not distracted by other results and got into rhythm after starting the match slowly. Sharapova, who committed 27 unforced errors in her straight-set victory, insisted she is feeling confident about her game and is playing with a lot more fluency.

In other women's third round matches, third seed Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland will be up against Croatia's Ajla Tomljanovic. Dominika Cibulkova will face Samantha Stosur, while Daniela Hantuchova will be up against Angelique Kerber.

Schedule of Play: Men

Roger Federer vs Dmitry Tursunov starts at 4:30 pm IST, 11:00 am GMT

Novak Djokovic vs Marin Cilic starts at 4:30 pm IST, 11:00 am GMT

Thomas Berdych vs Bautista Agut starts at 6:30 pm IST, 1:00 pm GMT

Jo-Wilfred Tsonga vs Jerzy Janowicz starts at 7:00 pm IST, 1:30 pm GMT

Milos Raonic vs Giles Simon starts at 9:00 pm IST, 3:30 pm GMT

Schedule of Play: Women

Dominika Cibulkova vs Samantha Stosur starts at 2:30 pm IST, 9:00 am GMT

Maria Sharapova vs Paula Ormaechea starts at 7:00 pm IST, 1:30 pm GMT

Eugenie Bouchard vs Johanna Larsson starts at 9:00 pm IST, 3:30 pm GMT

Where to Watch Live

The day's action is scheduled for 2:30 pm IST, 9:00 am GMT and 5:00 am ET start, with live coverage on NBC Sports and ESPN 2 in the US and NEO Prime and NEO Sports in India. International viewers, including India, can catch the action via live streaming HERE or HERE. Listen to the action HERE. Viewers in the US can live stream the matches HERE or HERE, while the second round can be live streamed by UK viewers HERE.