French Open 2017: Murray Defeats Nishikori to Enter Semi Finals
- Author: Julie Sanders Jun 20, 2017,
Jun 20, 2017, 16:26
"It's a huge bonus for me, looking to the rest of the tournament", Cilic said, "knowing that, mentally and physically, I haven't spent any energy at all". Kei played a poor game to [allow me to] break. "I don't know because we don't have the clock on the court, so it's impossible for us to tell".
"Stan has played fantastically this tournament, I don't think he's dropped a set and previous year he was also playing very well, I had to play one of my best matches on clay to win. Hopefully I can take advantage of that and find solutions to beat him". "It was just today it was just unusual how it came about".
Halep set up a quarter-final clash with Elina Svitolina, who clawed her way back from 5-2 30-0 down in the third set to defeat Croatian qualifier Petra Martic 4-6 6-3 7-5.
"Anyone can win matches when they are playing well".
He clinched victory on his first match point when Nishikori failed to return a powerful serve.
Murray looks for his third grand slam final appearance since last season.
Murray will face 2015 champion Stan Wawrinka for a place in the final in Paris. And also, the fact I have a solid track record, winning tournaments, Grand Slam tournaments, and that really helps.' You are the oldest semifinalist since Jimmy Connors back in 1985. Timea Bacsinszky was a set up on France's Kristina Mladenovic on Court Philippe Chatrier.
She only needed one, winning with a crosscourt forehand victor. The Scot failed in the first set, but then added quickly dispatched the game in the right direction.
"Physically, I feel great".
The World No.1, runner-up to Novak Djokovic in 2016, brushed aside Karen Khachanov of Russian Federation 6-3, 6-4, 6-4. Bopanna combined with Gabriela Dabrowski to beat Robert Farah and Anna-Lena Gronefeld 2-6, 6-2, 12-10. I have really worked hard to serve.
"I think he was able to take all the opportunities he had, especially at key moments in the match".
The world No. 6 lost the opening set 6-4, before taking on a 6-3 victory to force a decisive set. Wawrinka's service numbers have lowered when playing Murray in the past, especially the last match when he won just 11 of 25 second serve points.
The Djokovic-Thiem victor will face Rafael Nadal in the semifinals.
By reaching the semifinals of the French Open, Murray has already defied the expectations of many who felt his lack of form, up-and-down health and a recent elbow injury might leave him undercooked in Paris. It was not immediately clear what was wrong with Carreno Busta.
Shortly before play is supposed to start, the temperature is 57 degrees F (14 degrees Celsius).
"On Friday is Nadal".
Both men struggled with the cool, windy conditions, and after a terrific first set Nishikori's play was up and down like a yo-yo.