Andy Murray Fired Up by 'Tough Atmosphere' at French Open

Andy Murray
Andy Murray at Roland Garros, Paris, May 29. Murray is due to face Frenchman Richard Gasquet in the quarterfinals of the competition on Tuesday. THOMAS SAMSON/AFP/Getty

Andy Murray, the world No. 2, is "pumped" ahead of facing Frenchman Richard Gasquet in a "tough atmosphere" at Roland Garros.

The Scot, who eased past American John Isner in three sets on Sunday, is due to face Gasquet in the quarterfinals of the tournament on Tuesday.

Murray is unbeaten when facing Gasquet in grand slam competitions, and says he is "pumped" ahead of their meeting in the last eight.

"I expect a really tough match and a tough atmosphere," he said. "But I can use that to my advantage. I don't mind it when the crowd is against me.

"I like supporting the underdog when I am watching sport, and I like it when the underdog wins."

The match between the duo could be in doubt, however, as a washout on Monday led to the whole day being cancelled.

Tournament director Guy Forget is confident the finals of the competition will still be held on Sunday.