Andy Murray is expecting a tight contest with Richard Gasquet in the fourth round of the French Open after being involved in some classic encounters with the Frenchman in the last few years.
The Scot has twice come from two sets down to beat Gasquet in Grand Slams, but was beaten by him at last month’s Italian Open.
Murray, 33/1 with bookmaker to win the French Open, hit back to beat Gasquet in dramatic fashion at Wimbledon in 2008 and two years ago he came back from the brink of defeat to edge past the Frenchman in the first round at Roland Garros.
“When he plays well, he’s a very tough guy to beat. He plays some unbelievable shots,” admitted world number four Murray, who is 4/7 to win the match and reach the quarter-finals in Paris.
“I’ll need to stay solid and try and wear him down – that’s worked when I’ve played him in the Slams before. We’ve had some unbelievable matches but I don’t want to be in that position again.”