Andy Murray registered his 650th career win to reach the French Open quarter-finals on Monday where he was joined by 2015 champion Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland. In women’s event, Romania's Simona Halep continued her winning momentum as she registered a 6-1, 6-1 over Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain.
The World No 1 Murray, breezed past Karen Khachanov of Russia 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 and entered his fourth consecutive quarter-final at the French Open. After the win though, Murray instead of discussing the match, remembered the 29 people who died in the recent terror attacks in London and Manchester.
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Murray will next play Japanese eighth seed Nishikori, who recovered from a set down to beat veteran Spaniard Fernando Verdasco 0-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-0.
Meanwhile, in the quarter-finals, Murray will also be joined by 2015 champion Stan Wawrinka and 2014 US Open champion Marin Cilic. Third-seeded Wawrinka grabbed a place in the quarter-finals for the fourth time with a comfortable 7-5, 7-6 (9/7), 6-2 win over 15th seed Gael Monfils. On the other hand, Cilic advanced as South Africa’s Kevin Anderson retired hurt with a leg injury, while trailing the Croatian 6-3, 3-0.
In the women's section, 2014 runner-up Simona Halep thrashed Spain's Carla Suarez-Navarro 6-1, 6-1 to make the last eight. The 25-year-old Halep will face Ukraine's fifth seed Elina Svitolina for a semi-final place. Svitolina reached the quarter-finals for the second time, after registering 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 win against Petra Martic.
The other women's round of 16 match saw an