Nikoloz Basilashvili News
Arthur Rinderknech broke once in each set to advance 6-4, 6-4 to a semi-final against Nikoloz Basilashvili, the third seed and defending champion in Doha.
Second seed Bautista Agut eased to a 6-0, 6-1 win in the second round of a tournament where Murray, now ranked 87 in the world, was champion in 2008 and 2009.
After Sunday's deportation of men's defending champion and top seed Novak Djokovic, the first Grand Slam of the year is now in full swing and many are eager to move on from the visa saga.
This is Norrie's second title in his sixth ATP final of the season after winning his maiden crown earlier this year in Los Cabos.
Britain's Cameron Norrie dominated Grigor Dimitrov 6-2, 6-4 on Saturday to book a title clash with Nikoloz Basilashvili at the ATP Indian Wells Masters.
Indian Wells 2021: Taylor Fritz stuns Alexander Zverev in quarter-finals, Tsitsipas loses to Basilashvili
The exits of Zverev and Tsitsipas means Great Britain's Cameron Norrie, who is seeded 21st, is the top seed left in the final four.
Tsitispas, who gave up a two-set lead to lose the Roland Garros final to Novak Djokovic last month, went down 3-6, 6-1, 6-3.
Wimbledon 2021: Andy Murray wins first tournament singles since 2017 as he beats Nikoloz Basilashvili in four sets
Murray, the champion in 2013 and 2016 but who has fought a long battle with hip and groin injuries in recent years, triumphed 6-4, 6-3, 5-7, 6-3 over the 24th seeded Basilashvili.
The 23-year-old Russian was made to work for his 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 semi-final victory in just under two hours.
Alcaraz had already become the youngest man to win a match at Roland Garros since Novak Djokovic in 2005 with his first-round success against Bernabe Zapata Miralles.
Their clash in the Gulf desert nation was characterised by hot, dusty wind that slowed down their exchanges but world number 42 Basilashvili bided his time to snatch the first set in a tiebreak.
Bautista Agut eased past Russia's Andrey Rublev, ranked eighth in the world and the defending champion, with a dominating performance, 6-3, 6-3
Qatar Open: Roger Federer squanders match point in second match after return, knocked out by Nikoloz Basilashvili
The 20-time Grand Slam title winner, who underwent two knee surgeries in 2020, secured the first set but eventually wilted and lost the quarter-final tie, 3-6, 6-1, 7-5.
Georgian tennis player Nikoloz Basilashvili charged with assaulting former wife, faces up to three years in prison
Basilashvili, ranked 27th in the world, has denied allegations that he attacked Neka Dorokashvili in front of their five-year-old son and he has been released on 100,000 lari ($26,000) bail.
ATP Cup 2020: Former US Open champion Marin Cilic powers Croatia to victory over Poland; Japan ease past Georgia
Cilic, who has a career-high ranking of No 3 but slipped to 38 after an injury-shortened 2019 season, has now won both his singles matches for Croatia in Sydney at the new international men's team event
US Open 2019: Unheralded German qualifier Dominik Koepfer relishing 'unreal' run at Flushing Meadows
Dominik Koepfer arrived at the US Open with just two career tour-level wins, but he has eclipsed that total in New York with his stunning run to the last 16.
Hamburg Open 2019: Fourth seed Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili beats unseeded Andrey Rublev for second ATP Tour title
Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili beat unseeded Andrey Rublev to win the Hamburg Open for only his second ATP tour title
Hamburg Open: World No 5 Alexander Zverev eliminated from hometown tournament day after split from coach Ivan Lendl
Zverev trailed 3-1 in the third set before coming back to lead 5-4 with two match points but Basilashvili clinched his spot in the final against Russia's Andrey Rublev who defeated Pablo Carreno Busta 4-6, 7-5, 6-1.
French Open 2019: Roger Feder on collision course with Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic faces complicated route to quarter-finals
We analyse and break down the brackets at Roland Garros to see who will play whom, who will win big and what to expect at each stage of the French Open 2019
French Open 2019: Arguments against using Hawkeye on clay are losing ground with every new umpiring howler
It will probably take a while but it would be in the interests of everyone involved if more players came forward with demands for Hawkeye to used at the French Open.