Andy Murray 'wants to keep going' after reaching French Open semi-finals

Stan Wawrinka is picking up steam in Paris.

An added dimension to the contest is the fact that both men have won three Grand Slam titles, with Murray yet to win in Australia and France, and Wawrinka missing a Wimbledon victory.

Murray's win earned revenge for a loss against Nishikori in a US Open quarterfinal nine months ago.

"I don't know how much impact that had, it's not like I played a great point the next point".

Murray largely dispensed with the chuntering and lapses that accompanied his first two matches as he maintained the momentum established in beating Juan Martín del Potro with an assured display on Court Philippe Chatrier. "I was also struggling the beginning of the second as well, managed to make some adjustments, changed a few things and got myself back into the match". I didn't do anything special, but that was a critical period of the match, because he started way better than me. I have never seen anyone get a warning after they have missed the ball toss. The Swiss tennis star is a former French Open champion, having won in 2015.

Murray hasn't played his best tennis in this tournament, but he finds ways to push through and has shown he doesn't have to play great to beat great competition.

Nadal, who next faces Austrian Dominic Thiem after he knocked out holder Novak Djokovic, has spent only about eight hours on court, dropping 22 games, to reach his 10th French Open semi with his 100th win in a best-of-five sets match on clay.

Third seed Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland beat Gael Monfils to move into the last eight, and will now face seventh seed Marin Cilic.

The Croat, who is playing in the "legends" event at Roland Garros, said of Murray: "He didn't start the year like he wanted and he started to be a little not confident, but he found himself in the right moment".

He will fall out of the ATP top two for the first time since 2011. You know, especially in the last couple of months.

The three-time Grand Slam champion dropped the first set before prevailing 2-6, 6-1, 7-6 (7-0), 6-1.

Previous year I was playing really well.

McEnroe's comments came after the Murray swept aside Russian Karen Khachanov 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 to book his place in the quarter-finals of the Roland Garros for the fourth consecutive time.

Murray said: "Obviously for a couple of points after that I was sacked up, because I was frustrated at that moment".

"Nothing was going my way", Djokovic said.

  • Julie Sanders