Murray mounts comeback

Andy Murray battled back bravely from two sets down in the first round of the French Open yesterday to beat talented Frenchman Richard Gasquet 4-6 6-7 6-4 6-2 6-1, and book his place in the second round. Despite a niggling problem with his knee, the Scot fought against the tiring Frenchman, who eventually wilted in the Rolland Garros heat.

Murray will now face Juan Ignacio Chela in the next round, with the knowledge that a four hour match won’t have been the best way for his knee to start the tournament, and will now have to rest up in preparation for the clash.

‘My knee's sore and a four-hour match probably wasn't the best thing for it when it's been sore the last few days,’ said Murray to the BBC. ‘You just need to try and manage these problems the best you can.

‘It hurts at different parts of the year, you know. I can't do anything about it. It's just something I was born with, and just going to have to deal with for my whole career. It's a lot worse than people think.’

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