Murray douses Gasquet fire to win five-set thriller

Andy Murray poured cold water over Richard Gasquet`s French Open return on Monday, recovering from a two-set grilling to storm into the second round at Roland Garros as the day`s headline act lived up to the hype.

Paris: Andy Murray poured cold water over Richard Gasquet`s French Open return on Monday, recovering from a two-set grilling to storm into the second round at Roland Garros as the day`s headline act lived up to the hype.

Just as he did at Wimbledon two years ago when he triumphed from two sets down, fourth seed Murray weathered Gasquet`s storm and surged back to win 4-6, 6-7, 6-4, 6-2, 6-1 in just over four hours in the cauldron of Suzanne Lenglen Court.
Gasquet missed his home slam in 2008 through injury and last year because of a doping ban that was later rescinded but the former world number seven arrived here with high hopes after winning the warm-up event in Nice last week.
The 23-year-old was at his majestic best as he built a two-set lead with some stupendous shot-making but Murray, a quarter-finalist here last year, hung in and the match quickly turned in his favour as a tiring Gasquet ran out of steam.

Bureau Report

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