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.

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
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