Andy Murray defeats Kei Nishikori to book semi-final place

"Kei, you know, obviously lost against him at the U.S. Open".

But Bacsinszky broke back. "It's not like I played a great point the next point". Wawrinka is still yet to drop a set at this year's tournament.

Murray, who will now face 2015 champion Stan Wawrinka in a repeat of the semi-final match-up he won past year, said: "I didn't feel like I played great tennis".

Title favourite and 2014 runner-up Simona Halep trounced Spain's Carla Suarez-Navarro 6-1, 6-1 to make the last eight without dropping a set or breaking sweat.

The 30-year-old Murray arrived at Roland Garros with genuine concerns over his form after a mediocre claycourt swing, but with coach Ivan Lendl watching over his shoulder he has rediscovered the winning mentality just in time.

Play has resumed in the women's quarterfinals at the French Open after a delay of more than three hours because of rain.

Nishikori won a dramatic five-setter 1-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-1, 7-5 to reach the semifinals at Flushing Meadows.

A combination of luck and ideal tennis helped Kei Nishikori reach the quarterfinals of the French Open.

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Djokovic and Thiem were locked in a punishing battle of defence from the outset before Djokovic ground out a 4-2 lead. Djokovic is the defending champion.

The win boosts his record to 84-2 against players ranked outside the top 50 in the world, and he hasn't lost such a match since the 2006 Australian Open, a streak of 83 wins.

The tournament hopes to be able to resume those before the day is done.

That match lasted almost four hours and also saw Nishikori drop a set to love.

Thiem fought back immediately as Djokovic double-faulted twice and, after a tense tiebreak, Thiem controlled Djokovic as few players have. They later opened the Sanchez-Casal Academy in Barcelona.

A fired-up Murray duly reeled off five games in succession to win the set and level the match, but the Wimbledon champion did not feel his run-in with the official had a huge influence. "Moves well, quick", said Murray.

Other possible changes that will be voted on in August include that Davis Cup and Fed Cup finalists will have the right to host first-round matches the following year, and the costs paid by host nations will be cut.

650 - The number of career wins for Murray after beating Russia's Karen Khachanov. "He blew the seventh seed off court".

It is windy on both courts and dust from the clay is getting in players' eyes.

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