French Open 2017: Murray, Halep survive qualify scare

By Daily Sports on June 8, 2017

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Britain's Andy Murray reached his fourth consecutive French Open semi-final with a four-set win over Kei Nishikori in Paris, just as Simona Halep battled back to beat Elina Svitolina 3-6 7-6 (8-6) 6-0 in the female category.

Murray, the world number one came through 2-6 6-1 7-6 (7-0) 6-1 against the Japanese eighth seed at Roland Garros.

The 30-year-old goes on to face Swiss third seed Stan Wawrinka, who beat Marin Cilic 6-3 6-3 6-1.

It is a repeat of last year's semi-final, which Murray won in four sets before going on to lose in the final.

"Stan has played fantastic this tournament so far," said the Scot, who was beaten by Novak Djokovic in last year's showpiece.

"Last year when we met he was playing very well and I had to play one of my best matches on clay to beat him.

"It's not always been easy for me here but the last few years have been great."

In the female encounter, third seed Halep looked to be heading out after going a set and 5-1 down.

But the Romanian won five consecutive games and then saved match point to take it to a decider, which she finished off with ease.

Halep will play Karolina Pliskova in the last four, after the world number three beat Caroline Garcia 7-6 (7-3) 6-4 in Wednesday's other quarter-final.

Garcia, 23, was the last French hope remaining in both the men's and women's singles draw.

The world number 28 put up a decent fight to take the first set against second seed Pliskova to a tie-break, but the 2016 US Open finalist proved too strong.
 
*Photo shows Andy Murray on the court.

 

Source Daily Sports

Posted June 8, 2017


 

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