Andy Murray backed by legends to reach French Open final
23 June, 2017, 04:37 | Author: Nora May
The Brit now holds an 8-2 head-to-head record against his Japanese counterpart, although they have faced off only once against each other on clay - with Murray triumphing in Madrid in 2015.
Three-time grand slam victor Murray fought back from a set down to beat eighth seed Nishikori of Japan 2-6, 6-1, 7-6 (7-0), 6-1 and seal a semi-final spot at Roland Garros for the fourth successive year.
The third was a rather tight affair, with Murray breaking and serving for the set only for the 27-year-old to respond with a break back of his own.
Nishikori, who beat Murray in the quarter-finals of last year's U.S. Open, could not sustain his early form and despite courageously forcing a third-set tiebreak he lost that 7-0.
Pliskova reached the U.S. Open final a year ago, but the Czech player had never been past the second round at Roland Garros in five previous appearances.
The 30-year-old Briton goes on to face 2015 champion Stan Wawrinka who dispatched Marin Cilic 6-3 6-3 6-1 earlier in the day.
The third-seeded Swiss player fell and rolled into the net as he set up match point but he dusted himself down to win the match with an ace. He plays well on the clay.
Nishikori used the first set to show exactly why he has been a mainstay in the world's top ten, leaving Murray with very little chance in an opener which the Japan star claimed 6-2.
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The Japanese battled back from a set down against Spain's Fernando Verdasco in the fourth round, triumphing 0-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-0 on Court Suzanne Lenglen.
"I'm pleased with how I turned the match around", Murray said. "I played well in all the matches here". On the bottom half, No. 2 Djokovic, the defending champion, and No. 4 Nadal, seeking a record-extending 10th title in Paris, would set up a showdown in the semifinals with one victory apiece Tuesday. "I think physically and mentally I feel ready", he said. "Obviously, tried to dictate as many points as I can".
"I think he's probably a bit less confident".
"The most pleasing thing about today is I didn't play my best and I won against a top player in a big match". Not easy. Long matches.
Murray received an award for finishing 2016 as world number one, with brother Jamie sharing the men's doubles trophy with Brazilian partner Bruno Soares. I don't think he was as far away as people were saying.
The three-time major champion is on the prowl again, striking fear in the hearts of less aggressive, opportunistic players.
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