Andy Murray secures four-set win to reach French Open semi-final

first_imgGasquet, who has often been accused of being mentally weak, was unable to recover with Dunblane ace Murray taking the third set 6-0.And the 29-year-old closed out the match 6-2 and he’ll now take part in his 19th Grand Slam semi-final on Friday. Wawrinka continued the defence of his title with a straight sets win over Spain’s Albert Ramos.Murray holds a slender 8-7 lead in the head-to-head clashes between the pair but the Swiss star has triumphed in the last three encounters. Andy Murray has reached the semi-finals of the French Open with a 5-7 7-6 (7/3) 6-0 6-2 defeat of France’s Richard Gasquet.The second seed produced a battling display on Phillipe-Chatrier to recover from losing the opening set to secure a meeting with defending champion Stanislas Wawrinka.Having been delayed by rain on Tuesday, Murray flew out of the traps to race into a 4-1 and then 5-2 lead before the home favourite came back to win the next five games and take the opening set.It looked like a similar tale in the second with the British number one securing a 5-2 advantage before the Frenchman once again hit back. A nail-biting tie break ensued with Murray prevailing and it proved to be the turning point.last_img read more

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