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Murray eases past Khachanov into quarterfinals

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PARIS, June 5: Andy Murray of Britain produced a clinical performance to see off Russian Karen Khachanov and reach a seventh French Open quarterfinal.

The World No.1 came through 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 to claim his 650th Tour-level victory in two hours and four minutes.

The Scot, 30, goes on to face Japan�s Kei Nishikori or Fernando Verdasco of Spain in the last eight.

After his win, Murray paid tribute to the victims of recent terror attacks in Manchester and London.

�It was a terrible tragedy in London and also in Manchester only a few weeks ago,� he said.

�Paris has had some problems in the last few years and I�m sure everyone will join me in sharing the fact that our thoughts and prayers are with those affected by this.

�It is something which has affected large parts of Europe and all over the world. I appreciate everyone still coming out to support us and I�m grateful I can perform in front of you.�

Murray � beaten finalist last year � continued where he left off against Juan Martin del Potro on Saturday to beat the unseeded Russian with barely a scare.

The only British man to win the French Open is Fred Perry, in 1935.

Third seed Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland and seventh seed Marin Cilic are both in action later on Monday. � Agencies

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Murray eases past Khachanov into quarterfinals

PARIS, June 5: Andy Murray of Britain produced a clinical performance to see off Russian Karen Khachanov and reach a seventh French Open quarterfinal.

The World No.1 came through 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 to claim his 650th Tour-level victory in two hours and four minutes.

The Scot, 30, goes on to face Japan�s Kei Nishikori or Fernando Verdasco of Spain in the last eight.

After his win, Murray paid tribute to the victims of recent terror attacks in Manchester and London.

�It was a terrible tragedy in London and also in Manchester only a few weeks ago,� he said.

�Paris has had some problems in the last few years and I�m sure everyone will join me in sharing the fact that our thoughts and prayers are with those affected by this.

�It is something which has affected large parts of Europe and all over the world. I appreciate everyone still coming out to support us and I�m grateful I can perform in front of you.�

Murray � beaten finalist last year � continued where he left off against Juan Martin del Potro on Saturday to beat the unseeded Russian with barely a scare.

The only British man to win the French Open is Fred Perry, in 1935.

Third seed Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland and seventh seed Marin Cilic are both in action later on Monday. � Agencies