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Murray into quarter-final

ANDY MURRAY was made to work for his place in the French Open quarter-finals as he was taken to four sets before battling past France's Jeremy Chardy in the fourth round.

It is Murray's 17th consecutive appearance in the last eight of a grand slam and his 6-4 3-6 6-3 6-2 victory means he will now face Spain's David Ferrer for a spot in the semi-finals.

Ferrer will almost certainly provide a sterner test than Chardy, who enjoyed a purple patch to clinch the second set, but paid the price for his inconsistency, which included 10 double faults and 56 unforced errors.

"I felt like I played a good match today," Murray said.