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Memory fails Kei Nishikori ahead of Andy Murray reunion

Memory fails Kei Nishikori ahead of Andy Murray reunion

Nishikori came from a "bagel" set down to beat Verdasco in a see-saw of a clash and both players employed all the weapons at their disposal to out muscle the other - check it out.

World No 1 Murray, the runner-up in Paris to Novak Djokovic in 2016, brushed aside Karen Khachanov of Russian Federation 6-3, 6-4, 6-4.

The world number one was relentless in his defence, forcing Del Potro to play off his backhand which has lost much of its formidable zip following three wrist surgeries.

"I played well, was very solid and took my opportunities".

Andy Murray revealed his coach Ivan Lendl "was pumped" at how the British world No 1 has improved since his French Open first-round win over Andrey Kuznetsov.

In the women's category, Halep defeated 21st-seeded C. Suarez Navarro of Spain 6-1, 6-1 and Garcia defeated fellow compatriot Alize Cornet 6-2, 6-4 in an all-French affair again on Philippe-Chatrier.

'He's very talkative away from the cameras, he loves tennis, he likes dissecting matches and talking about the tactics and the things that went well in the match, the things that as the match went on changed. Nadal is in a record-equalling 11th quarter-final at Roland Garros and 31st at all the majors.

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"Past year he was also playing really well and I had to play one of my best matches on clay to beat him", Murray added.

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"30 minutes before the match, I was just chilling".

"It felt to me like it was a unusual decision".

Svitolina dealt with sudden pain in her back about a half-hour before her match and said she panicked. "But now I'm happy that I can be positive on court, and I will never be negative like I was in Miami". "Actually I'm very bad with the memories", Nishikori said sheepishly. "One of the matches that I remember - well, it was more the goal that I remember, was Gascoigne's goal".

"Paris has had some problems in the last few years and I'm sure everyone will join me in sharing the fact that our thoughts and prayers are with those affected by this". I remember that pretty clearly. "Paris has had its problems too in recent years", Murray said. "I could feel I was hurting him", Sport24 quoted Del Potro as saying. Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta playing the role of gate-crasher having knocked out fifth seed Milos Raonic.

The Japanese star recovered from a terrible start to beat veteran Spaniard Fernando Verdasco 0-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-0 in the French Open fourth round to reach a seventh Grand Slam quarter-final.

Murray was barely tested in the fourth round, beating 21-year-old Karen Khachanov 6-3, 6-4, 6-4.


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