French Open: Bad light stops Andy Murray in clawback against Radek Stepanek

first_imgDusk put an end to play at the French Open, with the umpire pulling Andy Murray off the Court Philippe Chatrier after the Briton clawed back from losing the first two sets. He won the third set against Radek Stepanek and led 4-2 in the fourth set.”It is getting dark,” the second-seeded Murray conceded just before what turned out to be his last game of the day.Murray was furious with himself after losing the first two sets 6-3, 6-3 against the tournament’s oldest player. With cries of “Let’s go!” he reversed the momentum by taking the third set 6-0, losing only two points on serve.With the first-round match starting to go back his way, Murray wanted to play as long as possible. He was unhappy with what he considered to be time-wasting tactics by his 37-year-old opponent from the Czech Republic.”How many things can he do to slow the play down?” Murray asked the umpire as Stepanek took a bathroom break after losing the third set.last_img read more