Andy Murray just pulled off an incredible comeback on Viktor Troicki. In the resumption of a match from yesterday, Murray and Troicki played their fifth set with a spot in the French Open quarterfinals on the line. In the end it was Murray 46, 46, 63, 62, 75.
Troicki twice had Murray in trouble. First the Serb had him 2-1 with a break lead in the third set and in the fifth he had the Scot in even greater peril when he led 5-3, 30-0 in his serve.
But for the fifth time in his career Murray fought back from a two-set deficit to win a match.
Afterward, Murray said his bad right ankle remains a concern, and he told Tennis Channel’s Justin Gimelstob just that. “I got more pills in me than Ozzy Osbourne,” Murray cracked.
Murray moves on to face Juan Ignacio Chela tomorrow in the quarterfinals. He has beaten the Argentine all three times on clay and leads him 6-1 overall.
Murray has never won a clay court title.
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