Andy Murray beats Gael Monfils to reach French Open semis

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Andy Murray had a late surge in energy to beat childhood friend Gael Monfils in five sets and reach the French Open semi-finals.

Murray let a two-set lead slip but raced through the fifth to win 6-4 6-1 4-6 1-6 6-0 in near darkness at 21:40pm .

It's the second time the Scot has ever reached the semi-finals of this competition.

Murray goes on to face eight-time champion Rafael Nadal, who he lost out to in the French Open semi-finals of 2011.