Erste Bank Open final - Andy Murray to face Jo-Wilfried Tsonga


Last night - but also for completely different reasons neither Andy Murray nor Dan Evans played out in their slated suits. Murray, who's closing in on the globe No 1 spot, was presented with a walkover in the semi-final of the Erste Bank Open after opponent David Ferrer pulled out due to a leg injury.

The Scot will now face Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the current final following the Frenchman kept a match point in a 5-7, 7-5, 7-6 success over Ivo Karlovic.

But the easy day for Murray was at stark distinction to UK No 3 Evans, who was simply forced to grab of the Paris Experts qualifiers after his racquet bag didn't make it to the French capital.

The 26-year-old was anticipated to experience Czech Republic's Lukas Rosol in the first circular of certification on Saturday, but his baggage was lost on his journey from Birmingham to Paris, so this means to withdraw. Evans's travel woe means Murray is really the only British agent in tournament of the standard season, with Kyle Edmund not participating in scheduled to a hip accident.

Presently No 60 on the globe, Evans is assured his highest year-end position, despite his lack in Paris.

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