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Murray pays on-court tribute to attack victims

Tennis

Andy Murray paid an emotional on-court tribute to the victims of the recent terror attacks in London and Manchester that left 29 people dead and scores injured.

The world number one advanced to the French Open quarter-finals on Monday for the seventh time with a 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 win over Russia's Karen Khachanov.

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Andy Murray serves against Karen Khachanov during their fourth round match of the French Open. Photo: Petr David Josek/AP

But Murray took the on-court microphone afterwards to voice his support for those impacted by the tragic events in Britain.

"Obviously there was a terrible tragedy in London, and in Manchester six or seven days ago. Paris has had its problems too in recent years," said Murray.

"I am sure everyone will join me... we share our thoughts and prayers with everyone who has been affected.

"It’s obviously something that has affected large parts of Europe.

"I appreciate everyone still coming out to support the tennis. I am grateful that I can still perform in front of everyone," he added.

The Briton will meet either Japanese eighth seed Kei Nishikori or Spain's Fernando Verdasco for a place in the semi-finals.

Murray lost to Novak Djokovic in last year's final at Roland Garros.

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