Andy Murray beat Karen Khachanov in the Round of 16 in the French Open
The world no. 1 paid tribute specifically to the victims of the London Bridge incident, the Manchester Arena bomb and the terrorism problems in Paris in November 2015 during his courtside interview after beating Khachanov 6-3, 6-4, 6-4.
It was his first public appearance since seven people lost their lives on Saturday night and he went on to outline how tennis sets an example of how the world can be a much more harmonious place.
“One of the great things about tennis is that… I don't know exactly how many different countries are represented here in the men's and women's events, but it's a lot.
“We all share locker rooms together and practice courts together. We compete against each other. For the most part, the players get on very well with each other. We travel all around the world. We play in cities all over the world and different continents.
“We get fantastic support everywhere we go. I do think sport, and tennis in particular because of the nature of it, is such a global sport, it does bring lots of people together from many different places.
“It's one of the things I feel lucky that we get to travel around the world. It's one of the best things about this line of work is that from 14 or 15 years old I travelled.
“I have been to South America, I have been to the States, I played all around Europe from such a young age. I wouldn't have had the opportunities to do that otherwise.”
The Scot revealed that he and wife Kim had listened to last night’s concert in Manchester on the radio in Paris and paid tribute to the tennis fans who continue to come to watch the sport day-to-day despite the threat levels hanging over the tournament.
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“I didn’t watch the concert,” he said. “We had it on the radio last night, and I saw a few clips online just before I went to bed.
“But it looked like it was pretty amazing – so many people there trying to have a good time in what's obviously a very difficult time just now.
“Terrorism is something which has affected large parts of Europe and all over the world. I appreciate everyone still coming out to support us.
“Hopefully we can find a solution for it, because it's been going on a long time. There have been problems everywhere. Obviously Paris has had its issues, as well. Hopefully can find some solutions.”