Murray Still Alive and Kicking in Paris

Viktor TroickiAndy Murray’s hopes of reaching his second Roland Garros quarter final are still alive after fighting back from 2 sets down to level the match at 2 sets all with Viktor Troicki before bad light stopped play.

He’ll look to continue his fightback when he returns to court at 1300 BST on Tuesday.

So far the match has been one of the Briton’s oddest affairs with the ankle injury he sustained in the previous round against Michael Berrer seemingly having ruined his chances as he lost the first 5 games of match. Something switched though in the mind of Murray as though the ankle injury realy was not as bad as he thought. He then reeled off the next four games and had a break point to complete a remarkable first set comeback, but a bad mistimed return that landed way out of court put the end to that and Troicki eventually served out the set.

Murray broke first in the second but was then subsequently broken back and then broken again and the Serb had a two sets to love lead. Murray looked to be heading home when he trailed by a break in the third, but he kept battling and to to the Briton’s credit he urged himself on, levelling immediately at 2-2.

After that the trainer was called to loosen the strapping around Murray’s right ankle signalling that Murray was done fighting for this match. Murray broke again with a blistering forehand before serving out. With fading light the Scot wasted no time as he broke twice more and secured the fourth set with the time approaching 9.30pm local time.

It all begins again tomorrow!