French Open Day 8: Second seed Murray too good for Isner, Murguruza sails through

British number one Andy Murray continued his quest to a first grandslam title in three years, as the Scot comfortably beat American John Isner in straight sets to reach the quarter-finals of the French Open.

The second seed saved three set points in a 16-minute first-set tie-break but after securing the first set, Murray outclassed the 15th seed to secure his place in the last eight with a 7-6 (11-9) 6-4 6-3 victory.

Andy Murray remains on course for a third grandslam title image: bizradar.co

Andy Murray remains on course for a third grandslam title
image: bizradar.co

Murray will meet France’s Richard Gasquet in the quarter-finals, as the ninth seed saw off the challenge of Japan’s Kei Nishikori with a 6-4 6-2 4-6 6-2 win.

Defending champion Stan Wawrinka had to dig deep to keep hopes of retaining his French Open title alive as the Swiss man needed four sets to take down Serbian Viktor Troicki 7-6 (7-5) 6-7 (7-9) 6-3 6-2.

A quarter-final sate with Spain’s Albert Ramos-Vinolas is next up for the third seed, as the 28-year-old stunned Canadian eighth seed Milos Raonic in straight sets 6-2 6-4 6-4.

In women’s action, Wimbledon finalist Garbine Muguruza continued her impressive form at the French Open with a comfortable 6-3 6-4 win against Russia’s 2009 champion Svetlana Kuznetsova.

Petra Kvitova’s conqueror Shelby Rodgers followed up her victory over the 10th seed with another impressive 6-3 6-4 win over Romanian Irina-Camelia Begu to reach the last eight.

Check out more results from Roland Garros, including all the doubles action, at this link.

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