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- - So that's it. In the end, Murray wins it 3-6 6-3 6-3 12-10. Kohlschreiber walks straight off court but he certainly played his part in this titanic contest. A fantastic effort fom the Brit, both psychologically and physically, to come through that. A big win.
- - GAME SET AND MATCH ANDY MURRAY! Murray turns the screw and applies some pressure to move to 15-40 on the Kohlscreiber serve, bringing up two match points. As the German winds up his serve, Murray starts to move forward and no sooner has the ball come up off the court than Murray unleashes a fearsome backhand return that flies past Kohlscheriber before he knows anything about it.
- - MURRAY 11-10 KOHLSCHREIBER. Kohlschreiber comes up with a couple of cute little drop shots to move to 15-30 on the Murray serve. Murray fights back with the help of a fortunate let-chord and finds an inside out forehand winner on deuce. A sloppy Kohlschreiber backhand finds the net, and the German will have to serve yet again to stay in the match.
- - MURRAY 10-10 KOHLSCHREIBER. The German misses another smash on the first point but puts one away on the second. Murray comes out with an outrageous crosscourt forehand passing shot from way deep and wide of the court, but Kohlschreiber manages to hold out and draw level again.
- - Murray had missed 9 consecutive first serves until the back end of that first game. Good job he found them again.
- MURRAY 10-9 KOHLSCHREIBER. Not a convincing hold but a hold nonetheless. At 15-15 Murray shows courage to take on a drive volley from just inside the baseline and catches it perfectly. From then on he nets a simple backhand and Kohlschreiber puts away a forehand to bring up break point. Murray starts to find some first serves, though, and puts the pressure back on Kohlschreiber.
- - Murray whacked the back of his leg with his racket as he lost that match point. He knows he needs to take his chances when they appear.
- - MURRAY 9-9 KOHLSCHREIBER. The game starts with Murray digging out an extraordinary forehand topspin lob to leave Kohlschreiber stranded. The German finds the rhythm on his first serve, though, and we move to deuce. A let-chord allows Murray to rush in and pass to bring up match point but Kohlschreiber holds his nerve on the smash and goes on to hold serve.
- - MURRAY 9-8 KOHLSCHREIBER. Murray races to a 30-0 lead before Kohlschreiber shanks the simplest of overheads. At 40-15 Murray makes his eighth double fault of the match but at 40-30 Kohlschreiber misses his return and the Brit breathes a sigh of relief.
- - MURRAY 8-8 KOHLSCHREIBER. The German hits back, holding his serve to 15. The crucial point in the game comes at 0-15 - an amazing long rally that belies the fact that the players have only been going for a few minutes. It goes Kohlschreiber's way, as does the game.
- - MURRAY 8-7 KOHLSCHREIBER. Murray loses the opening point but comes back with two big serves and a sumptuous drop shot to move to 40-15. He goes long with a forehand but finds a first serve at 40-30 and closes out from the net. Important hold, solid start.
- - Murray to serve first at 7-7. I'd imagine he's hit a fair few serves this morning...
13:25 - With the scoreline so delicately poised, we're set for a dramatic one. There is no time for the players to ease their way into the match again. They'll have to instantly recapture the sharpness and focus of yesterday evening. This could be decided on who comes out of the blocks quicker.
12:20 - Hi there and welcome back to our live coverage of Andy Murray vs Philipp Kohlschreiber. Play was cruelly stopped last night as the tension rose and darkness fell, with the score level at 7-7 in the fifth set. That's where we'll resume when the players take to the court in a few moments time.
- - PLAY STOPPED FOR BAD LIGHT AT 7-7 IN FINAL SET! The German rushes to the net and plays an impeccable slice volley. We’re into deuce! Play has stopped on the other courts and this will be the final game. Can Murray finish him? He’s signalling that he can’t see… Kohlschreiber wraps up the game as Paris is swamped by darkness. We're coming back tomorrow!
- - BREAKING NEWS: The sun is setting in Paris. Looks rather swell. That means this will probably be the last game.
- - Murray 3-6 6-3 6-3 4-6 7-6 Kohlschreiber. The courtside clock reads 3:17 as Murray fires down another double fault. The Brit ushers the umpire out of their chair to check, but it did just miss the line. Moments later, Kohlschreiber earns break point with successive backhand winners but Murray brings it back to deuce. Both players are running on adrenaline right now. So much passion. Somehow, the seventh seed lives on.
- - Murray 3-6 6-3 6-3 4-6 6-6 Kohlschreiber. Murray leans low to his right and plants a volley over the net for 15-15. Kohlschreiber fights back to take the game. Will we get a winner tonight?
- - Murray 3-6 6-3 6-3 4-6 6-5 Kohlschreiber. Murray unleashes the gritted teeth/fist clench combo to good effect after moving into a 40-30 lead. He follows it up with an exaggerated puff of the cheeks as a Kohlschreiber drive clips the net before electing to crash onto the German's side of the court. Big, big hold.
- - Murray 3-6 6-3 6-3 4-6 5-5 Kohlschreiber. Here’s the scenario: you’re serving to stay in a Grand Slam. Do you… a) construct a patient point, hoping for an error… b) go big with your groundstrokes, but make sure you find the court… c) attempt an outrageous drop shot that requires perfect execution? Kohlschreiber chooses option c, then races through the rest of the game. Balls of steel.
- - Murray 3-6 6-3 6-3 4-6 5-4 Kohlschreiber. The British number one is a popular figure on Suzanne Lenglen, despite his questionable vocabulary after making errors. The spectators unites to gee up Murray and carry him to a hold to love.
- - Murray 3-6 6-3 6-3 4-6 4-4 Kohlschreiber. Masterful service game from Kohlschreiber who dispatches Murray’s returns with ease.
- - Murray 3-6 6-3 6-3 4-6 4-3 Kohlschreiber. Murray dips into his quota of aces to edge 30-0 ahead, then finds a first serve when he needs it at 40-30. We have a hold.
- - ANOTHER BREAK! Murray 3-6 6-3 6-3 4-6 3-3 Kohlschreiber. Murray slides across the red dirt before flicking a crosscourt shot beyond the reach of his opponent to level. Does anyone want to win this?
- - BREAK! Murray 3-6 6-3 6-3 4-6 2-3 Kohlschreiber. The German nails a forehand down the line. It’s a third break in five games. Murray in all sorts of bother.
- - Murray 3-6 6-3 6-3 4-6 2-2 Kohlschreiber. Kohlschreiber, clearly scared of adding more double faults to his growing list, lands back-to-back pedestrian second serves which are duly slotted away by Murray. But the Brit loses the game with an unforced error. Surprise, surprise.
- - BREAK! Murray 3-6 6-3 6-3 4-6 2-1 Kohlschreiber. The 28th seed booms a forehand beyond his rival and follows it up with a backhand winner. Back on serve in the final set.
- - BREAK! Murray 3-6 6-3 6-3 4-6 2-0 Kohlschreiber. The German berates himself after two successive double faults which hand Murray 30-40. The Brit crashes a clean return over the net and onto the line. Glorious.
- - Murray 3-6 6-3 6-3 4-6 1-0 Kohlschreiber. The British number one remembers how to serve. Hold.
- - KOHLSCHREIBER WINS FOURTH SET 6-4! We’re going the distance…
- - BREAK! Murray 3-6 6-3 6-3 4-5 Kohlschreiber. Shelve any social plans you had for this evening. Murray capitulates to concede serve. Kohlschreiber has the chance to take the fourth set.
- - Murray 3-6 6-3 6-3 4-4 Kohlschreiber. Both players excel in a compelling game – Kohlschreiber displaying superb reactions to keep a pacy volley alive, and Murray swivelling to crash a one-handed forehand down the line. In deuce, the German survives break point as a thumping groundstroke catches the line. Crucial hold.
- - BREAK! Murray 3-6 6-3 6-3 4-3 Kohlschreiber. Applause ripples around Suzanne Lenglen as a Murray groundstroke whistles past his opponent. 0-30. Double fault. 15-30. Double fault. 30-30. Second serve eaten alive. 30-40. Awful second serve. Broken. Hapless game from the Wimbledon champion.
- - BREAK! Murray 3-6 6-3 6-3 4-2 Kohlschreiber. Murray glares at the baseline. Is he trying to convince the Paris public that there was an awkward bounce? Didn’t look like one at first glance. He blows his first break chance, then the second. Third time lucky? You bet. He’s not playing well, but Murray is two games away from glory.
- - BREAK! Murray 3-6 6-3 6-3 3-2 Kohlschreiber. What are you doing, Andy? The Brit throws in another double fault and can only watch on as a reinvigorated Kohlschreiber sends down a winner to break to 15.
- - Murray 3-6 6-3 6-3 3-1 Kohlschreiber. To his credit, Kohlschreiber is not intent on giving this one up. Not by any means. The 28th seed secures the game with a couple of tasty forehand winners.
- - Murray 3-6 6-3 6-3 3-0 Kohlschreiber. Break consolidated.
- - BREAK! Murray 3-6 6-3 6-3 2-0 Kohlschreiber. “Nooooo!” Murray skulks towards his towel, wraps his face in the cotton and returns with renewed calmness. The self-berating clearly does the trick. He earns 15-30 with a fizzing backhand down the line and then benefits from his opponent’s game collapsing. Break secured.
- - Murray 3-6 6-3 6-3 1-0 Kohlschreiber. Can the seventh seed storm through the fourth set and book a spot in the next round? Not if his first game is anything to go by. The unforced error count continues to spiral up, but he still manages to take the game with a volley at full-stretch. Clenched fist from the Brit.
- - MURRAY WINS THIRD SET 6-3! Every Murray winner is matched with an unforced error. But it’s job done for the Brit who seizes ownership of the third set.
- - Murray 3-6 6-3 5-3 Kohlschreiber. Super stuff from Muzza who – after exchanging a quick glance with his girlfriend in the stands – races through his service game.
- - Murray 3-6 6-3 4-3 Kohlschreiber. Murray makes a couple of unforced errors. The gap is down to one.
- - Murray 3-6 6-3 4-2 Kohlschreiber. Kohlschreiber vents his frustration as weak Murray forehand clips the net, balances on its flimsy top before electing to fall on the German’s side. Love a bit of passion. It’s not to be for the 28th seed who loses the game.
- - BREAK! Murray 3-6 6-3 3-2 Kohlschreiber. Suzanne Lenglen erupts as Murray shows lightning reactions at the net to earn a break point and continues whooping when the Brit secures the game with another volley winner.
- - Murray 3-6 6-3 2-2 Kohlschreiber. The British number one levels. Even start to this third set.
- - Murray 3-6 6-3 1-2 Kohlschreiber. Kohlschreiber refuses to go away and unleashes his full artillery to take an impressive hold.
- - Murray 3-6 6-3 1-1 Kohlschreiber. What are you doing, Murray? The seventh seed manages to pop an absolute sitter into the tramlines – the sort any geezer in jeans could make without qualms. He makes amends with a thronking ace to hold.
- - Murray 3-6 6-3 0-1 Kohlschreiber. The pair lock horns in a sapping rally with Murray manoeuvring his opponent around the court at will. And yet it’s the German who takes the game. Massive hold.
- - MURRAY WINS SECOND SET 6-3! Was it long? Kohlschreiber fixes his gaze upon the baseline but the officials aren’t interested. The Brit wraps up the second set.
- - Murray 3-6 5-3 Kohlschreiber. Kohlschreiber sends a backhand down the line to ensure Murray serves for the set.
- - Murray 3-6 5-2 Kohlschreiber. The German has two inches to work with as a Murray drop shot threatens to bounce for a second time. Somehow, he proceeds to scoop the ball over his foe and win a remarkable point. It’s good stuff but, ultimately, doesn’t matter as it’s Murray who takes the game.
- - BREAK! Murray 3-6 4-2 Kohlschreiber. The Scottish twang fills the Suzanne Lenglen arena as Murray yells “C’mon!” at sealing the break with his third chance. This time it’s Kohlschreiber’s turn to rue a double fault.
- - BREAK! Murray 3-6 3-2 Kohlschreiber. Kohlschreiber cries “Hit it!” as he tamely strokes the ball towards his opponent. But he won’t need to hit it at all if Murray throws in double faults at the wrong moment. The Brit gifts the break back.
- - Murray 3-6 3-1 Kohlschreiber. Solid hold from the German.
- - Murray 3-6 3-0 Kohlschreiber. The British number one, no longer plagued by his first set errors, secures a comfortable hold of serve.
- - BREAK! Murray 3-6 2-0 Kohlschreiber. Swish. Murray charges towards an ineffective drop shot and caresses it down the line to bring up break point. And he's done it! The lad's level.
- - Murray 3-6 1-0 Kohlschreiber. Couple of aces and Murray is up and running in the second set.
- - KOHLSCHREIBER WINS FIRST SET 6-3! The crowd seem slightly biased towards Murray in this opening set. The Brit saves three set points – the third when his forehand clips the net and scoots over the lingering racquet of Kohlschreiber. Can he save the fourth? He doesn’t need to. The German clenches his eyes shut in frustration as his second serve flies beyond the service box. But he's a happy chap just seconds later when an awful Murray volley hands him the opener.
- - BREAK! Murray 3-5 Kohlschreiber. Murray launches into a tirade of personal abuse as he balloons a forehand beyond the baseline. The self-chat doesn’t help – the British number one is broken straight after. Kohlschreiber will serve for the set.
- - Murray 3-4 Kohlschreiber. Good news, Kohlschreiber fans. Your man has rattled the seventh seed whose game is littered with errors. The 28th seed holds.
- - BREAK! Murray 3-3 Kohlschreiber. Murray locks his gaze on the green sphere as it loops towards the Paris sun, watching it every inch of the way before smashing it into the ground and claiming the opening point. It should be the catalyst for a convincing hold, but back-to-back unforced errors means it’s the Brit’s turn to grimace.
- - Murray 3-2 Kohlschreiber. It’s Murray’s turn to stand and admire as the German produces a naughty drop shot which stops dead on the clay. Kohlschreiber finds his rhythm and seals the game with a volley.
- - Murray 3-1 Kohlschreiber. Ping. Kohlschreiber gawps as a monster Murray forehand flies past him and sends a ripple through the hoarding behind. Easy hold to love. The seventh seed is in fine fettle at the moment.
- - BREAK! Murray 2-1 Kohlschreiber. Break points are on tap in the Suzanne Lenglen arena. Murray earns another with a backhand winner and is celebrating moments later when his adversary nets. The white-capped Scot leads.
- - Murray 1-1 Kohlschreiber. Murray wanders towards the tramlines to decipher whether his opponent’s cute backhand clipped the line. It did – there’s no protest – and all of a sudden Kohlschreiber has 15-40. Not for long though. Murray constructs a couple of clever points to avert the danger. An ace down the middle and a useless Kohlschreiber return later, and Murray has the hold.
- - Murray 0-1 Kohlschreiber. Murray nuzzles his way into the German’s opening service games with some powerful baseline work but, after spurning two break points, his radar falls apart and it’s Kohlschreiber who steals the opening game.
- - It’s Kohlschreiber to get us started. What’s he got in his locker? Not as much as Murray! The Brit takes the opening point with a fine backhand down the line.
17:10 - Current stadium capacity: 61 per cent. Come on Roland Garros faithful, quit scoffing your faces behind the scenes and pop your bottom on your designated seat.
17:05 - Murray – in his customary high-vis jacket with complementary sweat bands – goes through a few service motions while Kohlschreiber follows suit down the other end.
17:00 - It’s that time you’ve all been waiting for. British number one Andy Murray takes to the red dirt to face the impossible-to-spell Philipp Kohlschreiber on Suzanne Lenglen. Strap yourselves in - this could be a belter.
|Date of Birth||16/10/1983|
|Date of Birth||15/05/1987|