Murray wins to reach French quarterfinals
- Author: Julie Sanders Jun 06, 2017,
Jun 06, 2017, 16:11
"But I gained some confidence and the fourth I think it was ideal tennis I played".
He added that he thinks "quite probably" the semifinals will be No. 1 vs. Wawrinka, meanwhile, is 11-2 against quarterfinal opponent No. 7 Marin Cilic, who was leading 6-3, 3-0 when Kevin Anderson stopped because of an injured left hamstring.
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The two-hour win was the 650th Tour-level victory of Murray's career, with the top seed standing 650-181 overall.
In the final match of the day, Caroline Garcia got the better of Alize Cornet in straight sets in an all-French showdown.
The 30-year-old Scot made only one unforced error in winning the opening set and, although he did drop serve late in the second, he broke back immediately to take complete control of the match.
Wawrinka, who could play Murray in the semi-finals, had to have treatment to his lower back during his 7-5 7-6 (9-7) 6-2 win on Court One, which ended French hopes of a first male champion since 1983.
"I lost my mind, after 6-0 down I knew I had to change something", said Nishikori. I've hit the ball cleaner and started to find the right shots at the right moments. I appreciate everyone still coming out to support us and Im grateful I can perform in front of you..
Nishikori looked set to join the Canadian when, having survived a five-setter against Chung Hyeon in the third round, he failed to win a game in the opener against Verdasco.
"It was a awful tragedy in London and also in Manchester only a few weeks ago", Sir Andy, who will play Kei Nishikori of Japan in the last eight, said. He is the favourite to beat Kei Nishikori in Wednesday's quarter-final, and is a genuine contender for the title.
It was Murray at his best as he scampered around the back of the court on break point at 3-2 in the first set, retrieving the seemingly irretrievable until Khachanov, ranked 53, pushed a forehand wide.
China's Wang Xinyu went through the girls' singles second round after beating Varvara Gracheva 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, while her compatriot Wang Xiyu fell down to Bianca Andreescu 4-6, 6-3, 6-1.
"Sorry that I don't remember much", Nishikori responded when asked of the confidence he could draw from that five-set victory.
In his seventh Paris quarter-final, Murray will face either Japanese eighth seed Kei Nishikori or Spain's Fernando Verdasco.
"I think she may have a grudge against us, so she's not ready to talk with me".
Svitolina plays 2014 runner-up Halep, who defeated No. 21 Carla Suarez Navarro 6-1, 6-1.
"I don't know how I get the second and third".