Murray downs Del Potro; French women in grudge match

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first_imgSwing Out Sister back to PH this April LATEST STORIES Murray, the runner-up to Novak Djokovic in 2016, will next face either John Isner of the United States or Russia’s Karen Khachanov.“I expected a very tough match. Whoever won that first set would have the momemtum as it would have been very difficult to come back in these heavy, slow conditions,” said Murray.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new ground“He was playing much better than me in the first set. He had chances in the first set, he double faulted on set point.”In a titanic first set, Del Potro wasted four set points then saved two before Murray pounced for the opener when the Argentine star narrowly miscued. View comments “I think that the relationship is not very good,” said 27-year-old Cornet.“I think she may have a grudge against us, so she’s not ready to talk with me, so I don’t think that it will be good to talk to her, because we are playing against each other.”Garcia fell out with her teammates earlier this year after she pulled out of a Fed Cup tie.Romanian third seed and 2014 runner-up Simona Halep sealed her place in the fourth round with a 6-0, 7-5 win over Russia’s Daria Kasatkina.Halep, 25, raced through the opening set against 26th seed Kasatkina but needed to save four set points in the second before clinching victory.Halep will face Spain’s Carla Suarez Navarro for a place in the quarter-finals.Suarez Navarro, the 21st seed and a two-time quarter-finalist, made the fourth round for the fifth time.She eased past Russian 14th seed Elena Vesnina 6-4, 6-4 in a match which featured a 17-minute service game, punctuated by 11 deuces, for the Russian in the second set. 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