2016 Roland Garros Women’s World number 2 Andy Murray vs Mathias Bourgue match-up in first round full game highlights, result score, and recap reactions May 25, 2016 French Open update.
French Open 2016: Andy Murray beats Mathias Bourgue in five sets – as it happened.
Andy Murray beats Mathias Bourgue 6-2, 2-6, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3!
Murray begins with one of his favourites, a backhand lob drifting over Bourgue’s and landing well inside the baseline for 15-0. But Bourgue responds by winning the next point, monstering a backhand down the line for 15-all. It’s his 25th backhand winner.
This has been a heroic effort and it might not be over yet. Murray then slashes a defensive slice into the net for 15-30. Are we about to witness something truly incredible. Maybe not. Murray summons all his genius to drop shot and lob for 30-all before earning his first match point with a powerful forehand at the net. Is this it? It’s hit.
He hammers a backhand down the line and Bourgue can only swipe into the net. Murray looks at his box and points to his heart. He’s had to show a lot of it in the past three days.
After seven hours and five sets, he’s into the third round to face Ivo Karlovic.