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If Andy Murray is to reach the French Open final for the second year in a row, confounding critics who Authentic Red Wings Womens Jersey say he will not make it out of the first week, he will have to shrug off the lethargy that plagued the start of his campaign last year and has struck again this week.In 2016 he survived two five-set matches early on. Having struggled to stay in touch with Murray, the rangy left-hander was dramatically revived after receiving treatment for his serving shoulder. He was 3-0 up in the fourth before Murray had even mouthed his loud complaint about the interruption, railing at his box and the umpire, to little effect on either front. He was on his own and needed to get his composure back against an opponent who had tried all his tricks against the French qualifier Laurent Lokoli on Tuesday – and got away with them. As Klizan started pounding down his serve at 196kph to go 4-1 up, his shoulder looked just fine.John McEnroe observed courtside: “How long has this been going on in our game? It brings a little drama, sure, but from the standpoint of a player who has worked on his fitness all year to try to get an edge, I can see how that could be absolutely infuriating. That’s not fair.”Murray, who also threatened to sit down if the umpire did not have the spidercam stilled above his serving position, said: “I was getting frustrated on the court – something I have http://www.officialredwingsauthentic.com always battled with. That’s just how I am. I feel like I have improved it from where I was in the middle of my career. Sometimes I think for my team it’s difficult to know exactly how I’m feeling or what it is I need when I’m on the court.”They were not often left in doubt on Thursday. Did he think he would beat Del Potro? “Absolutely,” he said.The Argentinian had been detained for only an hour and a half on court two before the Spaniard Nicolás Almagro retired with an injury to his left knee. Del Potro, who lost to Murray in the Olympic final but beat him in the Davis Cup semi-final, was a set apiece at 6-3, 3-6 and 1-1 in the third when Almagro withdrew.Del Potro, seeded No29, said: “It could be another great battle – if I feel good. Andy is one of the favourites to win this tournament. Now I know his game a lot, but I need to be in good shape and physically be stronger if we play a long match, long rallies.”Murray said: “Juan Martín, in my opinion, plays better than his ranking. He’s come http://www.officialflamesauthentic.com back from injury and has had a lot of tough draws this year. He’s playing well. I’m sure it’ll be a great atmosphere.”Klizan arrived in Paris complaining of pain in his left calf and said he had reluctantly withdrawn from three lead-up tournaments at the last minute. In the first round against Lokoli he collapsed dramatically in the fourth set before recovering to take the fifth. The furious Frenchman accused him of feigning injury and refused to shake his hand.Murray started poorly again while Klizan went for his shots from the first ball. In the seventh game, a lady in pink arrived as Klizan raised his racket to serve. He paused. To whistles and boos, she eased slowly out of his eyeline, ascending the stairs with all the hauteur of a diva and disappeared from view. The Slovak, chortling and chuntering, held. But errors began to feed into his ground strokes, his temper Authentic Flames Youth Jersey quickened and the shape of his game began to unravel. He was there for the taking.Klizan did not look a good bet to finish the fight but he took the tie-break. Murray was livid with himself, rightly so.Then he hit a pleasing tempo. From 1-2 down he won five games in a row to take him into the third looking capable of another whirlwind finish, drilling the ball deep and wide, and all looked set for a quick denouement. By the time they reached the end of the fourth on level terms, however, nerves jangled like loose change.They traded breaks and, two points away from a fifth set, Murray hit a double fault when a door slammed off-court. A baby cried as he served to hold for 5-5, and he smiled. When they got to the second tie-break, Murray, who had botched a few good chances earlier, finally drove the dagger home – probably two hours later than he would have liked.“Sometimes you think you’ve hit a good shot and he comes up with an unbelievable winner,” he said of Klizan. “When he’s controlling with his forehand it’s very difficult. I certainly didn’t want a fifth set but in the end there were some entertaining points, some great shots.Edmund said: “It’s nice to hear those things but I’ve still go out there and win the matches.Earlier he paid tribute to the British fans who crowded around the small court. “As the match went along, I used the support to my benefit. I could feel me getting on top. It’s great to have British support. There’s always British accents out there you can hear, people asking for autographs and selfies later.“I knew I had to play well today, got it done in straights. You have to be ruthless, when you see the guy down you’ve got to finish him. You’ve just got to keep going.”Olivo admitted: “Yesterday [when he completed his held-over match against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga] was big for me. There was a lot of expectation on me. I knew I had to handle it the best way. I got into it today, but it didn’t work out.”Rusedski said on Eurosport: “This season’s been a bit tough for [Edmund]. He’s had a few tough draws and a few matches he could have won but this was huge for him. It’s his favourite surface and he has an opportunity now against Kevin Anderson. I wouldn’t be surprised if he gets to the fourth round and further because he’s playing the right way. It looks like everything is turning around right now.”

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