French Open Tennis: Murray sweeps Gasquet in four sets

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02 June 2016

By Renu Chopra

Andy Murray moves a step closer to claiming his first French Open title after escaping an early scare to beat Richard Gasquet to book his place in the semi-finals.

Murray fought back to win in four sets after an early scare as Gasquet climbed back claiming the first set 7-5 after being three games down (2-5).

The match featured a disappointed home crowd as they lost hope in their last French representative during the 3rd set which he lost 6-0.

Gasquet dropped the second set after a few unforced errors in the tie break which eventually led to the British Number One claiming the set. Following this, Murray grew in confidence and took control of the game, managing to break Gasquet’s serve 3 times by executing superb winners.

Murray overall won the match in three hours and 23 minutes, winning 5-7 7-6 (7-3) 6-0 6-2.

The world number two will now face the defending champion Stan Wawrinka, in the semi-finals on Saturday 3rd June. Both players have won two Grand Slams each so this would prove to be a tough match as they both have their aims to win a third Grand Slam title.

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