11/1/12 4:49 PM | Kelli DeMario
Qualifier Jerzy Janowicz is through to the final eight at the Masters 1000 Paris after rallying to upset world No. 3 Andy Murray in three sets. The Pole moves on to face either Janko Tipsarevic or Juan Monaco in the next round.
World No. 69 Jerzy Janowicz recorded his first victory over a top 10 player, ousting reigning US Open champion Andy Murray on Thursday. The 21-year-old saved a match point en route to a 5-7, 7-6(4), 6-2 win in two hours and 25 minutes.
After winning the opening set, Murray looked to close the match at 5-4 in set two. Janowicz fought back to level at 5-5, eventually winning the 'breaker seven points to four.
The qualifier broke serve at 1-1 and 3-1 in the final set. Murray held three break points trailing 2-5, but he was unable to convert. Match point came in game eight for Janowicz, who sealed the victory on a forehand winner.
Janowicz completed the round of 16 match with 51 winners and 22 aces.
He will take on either 8th seed Janko Tipsarevic or 9th seed Juan Monaco for a place in the semifinals.
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