By Glenys Furness

  • Jamie Murray & Hao-Ching Chan fall in the mixed doubles
  • Andrea Hlavackova & Edouard Roger-Vasselin def Murray & Chan 6-4 6-4

PARIS, FRANCE Jamie Murray and Hao-Ching Chan fell at the French Open quarter final stage.

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Murray & Chan had hoped to reach the French Open final, as the top seeds the rankings had them as the favourites. Going against the sixth seeds today Andrea Hlavackova & Edouard Roger-Vasselin, the Brit/Taipei pairing manufactured three break point chances in the first set.

Unfortunately all three were saved by the French/Czech team. Hlavackova & Roger-Vasselin created three break point chances on the top seeds service games, the Brit/Taipei team were able to save two of the break points.

The sixth seeds eventually over came Murray & Chan in the first set, getting the vital break of serve to lead by one set to love.

In the second set the top seeds began to get their game together, again creating three break points on the opponents serve. The Brit/Taipei pair managed to secure two of those break points

Murray as half of the Australian Open men’s doubles champions, desperately wanted to progress further in the French Open after bowing out in the men’s doubles with Bruno Soares.

Hlavackova & Roger-Vasselin continued the momentum of the first set. Again obtaining break points on Murray & Chan. The French/Czech team created four break point opportunities, converting three of the chances that were created.

Taking the match in straight sets the sixth seeds dumped the top seeds from the tournament. This brought an end to the Brits French Open Challenge for another year.  Taking the straight set win 6-4 6-4 Hlavackova & Roger-Vasselin progress to the semi finals

Murray will now move to the grass season and the build up to Wimbledon, where he and Soares will attempt to go one better than the Brit managed with John Peers last year, where they finished as runners up.

Play resumes in Paris Thursday 2nd June 2016 from 10am BST

 

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