Tennis ace Andy Murray defeated 21-year-old Russian wonder Karen Khachanov 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 in the French Open fourth round to seal a quarter-final berth. The British star, 30, outplayed Khachanov on Court Philippe Chatrier at Roland Garros.Also Read - Andy Murray, Denis Shapovalov, Tiafoe Reach Quarterfinals in Stockholm
With this victory, Murray became the 15th man with 650 tour-level match wins and has reached the quarterfinals in a fifth consecutive appearance at the French Open. Also Read - Andy Murray, Stefanos Tsitsipas Secure Third-Round Berths at Indian Wells
Murray proved out to be more dominating today and played the inside-out forehand numerous times during the match. Khachanov made 38 unforced errors, while Murray, who had only 14, served consistently to deny the talented Russian any real foothold in the match. Also Read - Andy Murray Advances to Alcaraz Showdown at Indian Wells
After winning the match, Murray didn’t talk about the game or his performance, instead he paid tribute to the victims of recent terrorist atrocities.
Murray said, “It was a terrible tragedy in London. We also had in Manchester only a week or so ago, and Paris has had some problems in the last year or two.
“I’m sure everyone will join me in sharing thoughts and prayers with everyone affected by this.
“It’s affected large parts of Europe and all over the world, and we want it to get better.
“We really appreciate everyone still coming out to support the tennis and creating an excellent atmosphere, and I’m grateful I can come out and perform in front of you.”
Murray will now play either Fernando Verdasco or Kei Nishikori in the last eight.