Tennis: Murray overcomes slow start for French Open win

Reuters, Monday 4 Jun 2012

PARIS (AP) Andy Murray overcame a slow start and a stiff back to defeat Richard Gasquet 1-6, 6-4, 6-1, 6-2 and advance to the French Open quarterfinals

Andy Murray

Murray complained his back was hurting him in the early rounds last week. He was clutching his back during the first set Monday in the cold and wind at Roland Garros.

But as the match went on against 17th-seeded Gasquet, the fourth-seeded Murray showed no signs of injury. He'll play No. 6 David Ferrer in the quarterfinals.

The match ended oddly, with fans, pulling for the Frenchman, Gasquet. They delayed the start of the last game by doing an extended wave, then cheering when Murray served into the net and mockingly saying ''shhhh'' when the umpire tried to quiet them.

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