Andy Murray reaches French Open quarter-finals

Murray paid tribute to the victims of recent terror attacks in the United Kingdom post-match and was given a standing ovation by the crowd.

"I was expecting a tough game against a very good clay-court player", Halep, who will become the new world No. 1 if she wins the title, said.

'It's never easy, and I think this week he's been playing well.He's hitting great balls.

"I have come a long way the last 10 days or so".

Top seed Andy Murray gave Karen Khachanov a twohour tennis lesson in the French Open fourth round on Monday before predicting a top-20 place for the rising Russian this year.

After experiencing a five-set thriller in the third round dalayed by the rain, the eighth-seeded Nishikori regrouped himself and came back from one set down to see off Fernando Verdasco 0-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-0.

You know, very solid off both wings. The 25-year-old will tackle Ukraine's fifth seed Elina Svitolina for a semi-final place. Halep crushed Suarez 6-1, 6-1, in one hour. "I think she may have a grudge against us, so she's not ready to talk with me".

Martic, ranked 290th, served for the match at 5-3 on Court Suzanne Lenglen but was broken by Svitolina.

He kept the pressure on, forcing Khachanov to save three break points at the start of the third set, before breaking him, and once more when the Russian had the temerity to break him again, Murray kept his nerve, broke once more before wrapping up the match. Svitolina faced the threat of being knocked out from the tournament as she trailed 2-5, but she made a powerful comeback into the match as she won the last five games.

Another break opportunity arrived early in the second set after another couple of rogue forehands and Khachanov ceded the advantage with a double fault. Thanks to the crowd for cheering me on.

Cilic, the 2014 US Open champion, will next face Stan Wawrinka.

The third-seeded Wawrinka, the French Open champion in 2015, will face 15th-seeded Gael Monfils.

Garbine Muguruza did not take kindly to the way spectators pulled for her opponent - her French opponent, mind you - at the French Open. So I'm sure it's gonna be tough one, but try to enjoy and try to win the match.

Nishikori said of the scoreline: "It's a little bit unusual".

"We have been playing so many times". Add it all up, and it means that there will be a first-time major title victor at the end of the tournament.

Spain's Fernando Verdasco backhands to Japan's Kei Nishikori during their fourth round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, Monday, June 5, 2017 in Paris.

Asked for her thoughts on the way things worked out, Williams replied: "I have no idea". "I wasn't really that concerned about it". Nadal is 3-0 against Carreno Busta. No. 6 Dominic Thiem, with the winners facing off in the semifinals.

  • Julie Sanders