Murray faces French Open fight after bad light stops play

31 May 2014 / 21:29

Olympic champion Andy Murray’s French Open hopes remain alive after bad light saw his third-round match with Philipp Kohlschreiber suspended in the middle of a thrilling deciding set.

Play will resume at 7-7 on Sunday with both men tied at two sets each after a topsy-turvy performance from Great Britain’s Murray.

The Scot seemed to be struggling with an injury to his hip as Kohlschreiber won five straight games to clinch the first set 6-3.

However, Murray appeared rejuvenated in the second set, breaking his German opponent early on to win 6-3 before wrapping up the third by the same scoreline as victory seemingly drew closer.

But three games up in the fourth set Murray let his lead slip as impressive Kohlschreiber battled back to win 6-4 and force a decider.

Again Murray failed to take advantage of an early break and required treatment from his trainer but, with dusk setting in, play was called off for the day with the clash finely poised.

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