Murray finishes off Kohlschreiber in Paris

 

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Paris, France (SportsNetwork.com) - Andy Murray needed five sets and two days, but finally advanced to the fourth round at the French Open with a thrilling win over Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber.

Murray was locked in a 7-7 fifth set Saturday when darkness halted play. The seventh-seeded Scot then finished off a 3-6, 6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 12-10 triumph on Sunday.

Also Sunday, Spain's Fernando Verdasco completed a 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 win over 12th-seeded Frenchman Richard Gasquet. That match was stopped Saturday at 2-2 in the third set.

Murray will next play Verdasco in the fourth round on Monday.

The fourth round also began Sunday with sixth-seeded Tomas Berdych notching a 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 win over 10th-seeded American John Isner. The Czech has now advanced to the quarterfinals for just the second time in 11 visits to Roland Garros, previously reaching the semifinals in 2010. Isner, meanwhile, was the last American male in the tournament.

Also Sunday, 2009 champion Roger Federer is taking on Ernests Gulbis of Latvia and Novak Djokovic will later meet French crowd favorite Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. Canada's Milos Raonic is also scheduled to face Spain's Marcel Granollers.

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