French Open: Andy Murray Enters Fourth Round After Gruelling Five-Setter

Updated: 01 June 2014 18:07 IST

Andy Murray battled hard in the fifth set to win after Philipp Kohlschreiber gave him a run for his money in the third round of the French Open.

French Open: Andy Murray Enters Fourth Round After Gruelling Five-Setter
©

Paris:

Andy Murray finally got the better of Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany, needing 40 minutes to complete a 3-6, 6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 12-10 win and reach the French Open fourth round on Sunday.

The match between Wimbledon champion Murray and the 28th-seeded Kohlschreiber was suspended because of fading light Saturday.

Kohlschreiber missed a chance to break Murray in the 19th game.

Murray, a two-time Grand Slam champion, crouched down and clenched both fists after hitting a two-handed backhand winner on Kohlschreiber's second serve with the score at 15-40 in the 12th game.

He next plays No. 24 Fernando Verdasco of Spain, who easily beat 12th-seeded Frenchman Richard Gasquet 6-3, 6-2, 6-3.

In the women's draw, Eugenie Bouchard raced into the quarterfinals by beating eighth-seeded Angelique Kerber of Germany 6-1, 6-2.

Topics : Tennis
Related Articles
Rohan Bopanna-Pablo Cuevas Win Monte Carlo Masters
Rohan Bopanna-Pablo Cuevas Win Monte Carlo Masters
Rafael Nadal To Face Albert Ramos-Vinolas For 10th Monte Carlo Title
Rafael Nadal To Face Albert Ramos-Vinolas For 10th Monte Carlo Title
Novak Djokovic Crashes Out Of Monte Carlo Masters In The Quarterfinals
Novak Djokovic Crashes Out Of Monte Carlo Masters In The Quarterfinals
Show Comments
Advertisement