Murray targets final four
Andy Murray will look to advance to the semi-finals of the French Open after previously fearing his tournament would never get started.
Murray has been struggling with a back injury in recent weeks and was concerned that the problem would bring a premature end to to his quest for success at Roland Garros. The Scot pulled up with the injury during wins over Jarkko Nieminen and Richard Gasquet, and will be hoping he isn't plagued by the complaint when he faces Spaniard David Ferrer in the last eight. Murray has never beaten Ferrer on clay and will be desperate to erase that statistic when the pair square off on Wednesday, but he admits that he is delighted to have made it this far, after injury problems had threatened to ruin his entire summer. "A few days ago I thought I was done so to get this far is great," said Murray. "But as for Ferrer, I think he is one of the toughest guys to play on any surface. He's number six in the world, and he's been there for a long time now. He's had a good clay-court season so far." Ferrer has scooped three titles in 2012 compared to Murray's one, although the British star is placed two places higher than his rival in the world rankings.