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Murray battles past Troicki in rolled-over match

May 31, 2011 19:39 IST

Fourth seed Andy Murray battled into the French Open quarter-finals by beating Viktor Troicki 4-6, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 7-5 on Tuesday after the pair returned to court for a one-set shootout.

Play was suspended late on Monday due to bad light after Murray, carrying an ankle injury, had fought back superbly to level the match at two sets all.

Andy Murray of Britain reacts after defeating Viktor Troicki of SerbiaTroicki was angered at the start of the sixth game of the last set when a ball boy inexplicably ran on to the court right in front of the Serb as he was winning the point with a smash.

The umpire ordered them to replay the point which Murray won, leading to more rage from Troicki and boos from a crowd sympathetic to the blushing boy.

In the end it did not matter as Troicki went on to break the Briton the same game but the 15th seed lost his serve twice, sending a backhand into the net on the key point as Murray sealed a last-eight clash with Juan Ignacio Chela.

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