Murray takes on tricky Khachanov for a spot in last eight

Ross Houston
June 6, 2017

Britain's Andy Murray produced a clinical performance to see off Russian Karen Khachanov and reach a seventh French Open quarter-final.

In an on-court interview immediately after the win, Murray used the opportunity to send his sympathies to those who've been caught up in the atrocities that have occurred over the last week.

"Terrible tragedy in London, also in Manchester only six or seven days ago".

It was the first time all tournament Murray has looked in complete control, and if he can continue along that tack it could see him return to the final, where he lost to Novak Djokovic past year. I'm sure everybody will share in thoughts and prayers for everyone who's been affected by this.


"It's something that's affected huge parts of Europe and all over the world".

"So I appreciate everybody still coming out to the tennis today and creating a great atmosphere".

"Mentally I feel pretty good just now", Murray said "After each round, I'm not thinking about winning". The three-time Grand Slam champion has never won at Roland Garros, and never faced unseeded Russian Karen Khachanov, either.

There was a brief alarm when his first-serve deserted him and he was pegged back to 4-4, but again Murray hit straight back with his fifth break of the match and closed it out on serve. Read Also: 6-0-6-1 6-0: That's how devastating Rafael Nadal can beThe two met in the Rome final on the eve of Roland Garros when Halep was beaten and suffered an ankle injury which threatened her appearance in Paris. The 53rd-ranked Khachanov made 38 unforced errors, compared to only 14 for Murray. Murray is looking to record a milestone 650th Tour-level match-win and earn a place in the quarter-finals for the seventh time. Wawrinka and Gael Monfils are two one of the eight men aged 30 or over to reach the round of 16 from the 49 who started in the main draw -- the joint-highest number of 30-somethings to reach the last 16 at a Grand Slam in the Open Era.


Anderson twice recovered from a set down to advance 6-7 (6/8), 7-6 (7/4), 5-7, 6-1, 6-4 in just under four hours in a duel between two players born in Johannesburg. However, with a similarly strong defensive player at the other end of the court, he will have to mix things up this time. "I'm in the fourth round, and I will try to prepare and to do my best". I think it motivates us to work even harder.

Suarez Navarro dropped her opening service game in the second set but broke back in the next game.

Svitolina will next face third-seeded Simona Halep, the French Open runner-up in 2014.

The women's bracket has been littered with upsets at this year's tournament, but Halep and Svitolina won't fall into the same trap on Monday.


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