Andy Murray's hopes of reaching the Masters Cup ended as he
lost 6-3 0-6 6-4 to Richard Gasquet in the quarter-finals of
the Paris Masters. A win would have made Murray a strong
favourite to claim the final place for the season-ending
showpiece but Gasquet now looks likely to take that spot.
Gasquet totally lost his form in the second set but a
single break in the first and third was enough for victory.
"It was a one-set match to get to the year-end championships,"
Murray said after the match.
"What I've done this year has been unbelievable, considering
my wrist injury. "To have a match to get to the championships
after what I've been through is amazing.
"It came down to three bad games for me. When you win more
games and more points and still lose the match, it's tough."
Murray had targeted the Masters Cup at the start of the year
and will count himself unlucky to fall just short after missing
three months of the season with injury.
RC and all the traders finished positve on the match.