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Murray pays on-court tribute to London, Manchester attack victims

06 June 2017, 06:28 | Kristen Gross

Andy Murray celebrates after winning in straight sets against Juan Martin del Potro

Andy Murray celebrates after winning in straight sets against Juan Martin del Potro

Andy Murray moved into the quarter-finals of French Open.

World number one Murray, the runner-up in Paris to Novak Djokovic in 2016, brushed aside Karen Khachanov of Russian Federation 6-3, 6-4, 6-4.

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

'I'm sure everybody will join me in sharing thoughts and prayers for everyone who's been affected by this.

"It s obviously something that has affected large parts of Europe". I appreciate everyone still coming out to support us and Im grateful I can perform in front of you.”.

Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka celebrates winning his fourth round match of the French Open tennis tournament against France's Gael Monfils in three sets 7-5, 7-6 (9-7), 6-2, at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France. Mon.

It appears a dramatic turnaround for Murray, who arrived at Roland Garros having lost back-to-back matches against Borna Coric and Fabio Fognini.

The only British man to win the French Open is Fred Perry, in 1935.

The eighth-seeded Nishikori will face the world No. 1 at Roland Garros on Wednesday.

Andy Murray says his ability to "reset" after setbacks has been crucial to his improved form at the French Open.

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"I played a bad game in the third set to get broken".

When Khachanov gave up another break with a double fault in the third game of the second set, it looked like it would be utterly plain sailing through to the last eight. You always have to expect guys to fight hard.

The Briton, who lost to Novak Djokovic in past year s final at Roland Garros, will meet Japanese eighth seed Kei Nishikori for a place in the last four.

"I just try to find myself into this zone where I don't do much unforced errors", the Ukrainian said, "and still play aggressive".

Cilic was leading 6-3, 3-0 after just 48 minutes when Anderson called it quits.

Cilic, the 2014 U.S. Open champion, will next face either third-seeded Stan Wawrinka or No. 15 Gael Monfils.

Marin Cilic completed the quarter-final line-up when South Africa's Kevin Anderson retired with a thigh injury trailing 6-3, 3-0.

Murray has had to grow accustomed to comparatively early starts here and he did not have to wait long to go out on on court following Simona Halep's quickfire victory over Carla Suarez Navarro in the day's opening match.

Murray was already picking up the huge deliveries of Khachanov, and he worked a break-point chance with one such cracking return of serve, and broke for 4-2 as the Russian put a forehand wide.

(AP Photo/Christophe Ena). Ukraine's Elina Svitolina clenches her fist as she defeats Croatia's Petra Martic during their fourth round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, Monday, June 5, 2017 in Paris.



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