Murray pays tribute to Manchester, London terror attack victims


Andy Murray paid tribute to the victims of terror attacks in Manchester and London after progressing to the quarter-finals of the French Open.

Last month, 22 people were killed by a suicide bomber outside Manchester Arena following a concert by US popstar Ariana Grande, while seven people were left dead by an attack in London on Saturday.

World number one Murray defeated Karen Khachanov 6-3 6-4 6-4 to reach the last eight in Paris and took the opportunity during his on-court interview to honour the victims, while thanking those in attendance for their support.

"It was a terrible tragedy in London and also in Manchester only a few weeks ago," he said. 

"Paris has had some problems in the last few years and I'm sure everyone will join me in sharing the fact that our thoughts and prayers are with those affected by this.

"It is something which has affected large parts of Europe and all over the world. 

"I appreciate everyone still coming out to support us and I'm grateful that I can perform in front of you."