Viktor Troicki, the 15 seed in the French Open, nearly upset No. 4 Andy Murray today in Paris, in a five set match that took two days to complete. Murray won 4-6, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 7-5, but in a game in which any single point can swing the momentum of a match, Troicki will likely remember his interrupted winner at the start of the sixth game in the fifth set, when an overzealous ball boy galloped onto the court and forced a let. Troicki lost the ensuing point but won the game, and down 5-2 in the deciding set, Murray fought back (and through an ankle injury) to win the match.

Troicki reportedly had a few withering looks for the ball boy, and even gestured him on-court when Murray went ahead in the same game. In his only close-up of the day, the poor kid appears terrified for both his life and, more pressingly, his bowels. Middle school should be a breeze.

Comeback kid Murray reaches French Open last eight [AP]