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Tennis – Clay concerns for Murray

Andy Murray feels the players should be the ones who decide when play is suspended on a clay court surface rather than officials. The Scot secured a place in the French Open quarter-finals with a 3-0 win over John Isner on Sunday in a match that was delayed for an hour due to rain. However, the world number two believes the decision to suspend play came a little too late, as the big-hitting American was pushing him to his limits on an increasingly slippy surface. "When you're returning his [Isner’s] serve you have to be very explosive. Very quick, and if you lose traction on your feet, it's very easy to tweak your groin or something," he said, as reported by Tennis World. "You're saying we we're trying to finish the game, but I wasn't trying to finish the game. I wanted to stop then, and then obviously it started raining extremely hard just a couple of points later. So, yeah, I know it's difficult sometimes when the right time to stop is, but, you know, I think on clay courts the players really need to be the ones that kind of decide that." Murray takes on Richard Gasquet in the last eight on Monday and he is 1/3 with bet365 to come out on top, with the Frenchman available at 5/2.

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