Milos Raonic has been defeated by Jarkko Nieminen of Finland in the second round of the Monte Carlo Masters. Nieminen won the match by 6-3, 1-6, 7-6(3).
It was a great performance by the Finnish player. Not many people were backing him to win, but, he showed terrific composure and secured win over a player who is way higher in world rankings than him. Nieminen won this match in just less than 2 hours.
This was actually Nieminen’s second victory over Raonic. He had defeated Raonic in the quarter final round of the Thailand Open last year as well.
Roger Federer has admitted that his performance hasn’t been up to the mark so far in the ongoing season.
Federer has taken part in three tournaments in this season so far. He began his season by participating in the Australian Open. He managed to reach the final 4 there before being beaten by the British superstar Andy Murray.
Federer then participated in ABN AMRO World Tennis tournament which was played at Rotterdam. He had been given the top seed in that tournament and was expected to go all the way, but, he was defeated in the quarter final round by Julien Benneteau of France.
Novak Djokovic has cruised into the semi finals of Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. In the quarter final match, Djokovic defeated Andreas Seppi of Italy in the straight sets by 6-0, 6-3. The match got finished in just 65 minutes.
This was the 10th time that Djokovic was facing Seppi. The Serbian superstar had won all the previous 9 matches and he maintained his unbeaten record against Seppi in this match as well.
Andy Murray has defeated Ricardas Berankis of Lithuania in the third round of the Australian Open 2013. Murray won the match in the straight sets by 6-3, 6-4, 7-5. With this victory, Murray has cruised into the final 16.
In his previous couple of matches, Murray didn’t have to work hard for victory, but, in this match, he was given a tough fight by 5 feet 8 inch Lithuanian. In the opening set, Murray dominated, but, in the next couple of sets, he really had to toil hard for each and every point.
Andy Murray has been defeated by Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia in his opening match of the Mubadala Tennis Championship which is being played at Abu Dhabi. Tipsarevic won the match in the straight sets by 6-3, 6-4. With the help of this victory, Tipsarevic has made his way into the final 4 where he will take on Nicolas Almagro of Spain.
Murray had come into this match as favourite, but, he was stunned by a superb all round performance by Tipsarevic. The Serbian no. 2 took just 84 minutes to win the match.
Andy Murray has secured a place in the final 4 of the ATP World Tour finals by defeating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France in his third Round Robin match at London.
Murray won the match in the straight sets by 6-2, 7-6(3). The British superstar looked in supreme touch throughout the match. It took him just 96 minutes to register the semi final berth. Out of his previous couple of matches, Murray had won one and lost one.
Andy Murray has entered the quarter finals of the Rakuten Japan Open with a fantastic win over Lukas Lacko of Slovakia. Murray won the match in the straight sets by 6-1, 6-2.
He took a bit less than 1 hour to knock Lacko out of the competition. Murray had won the Japan Open last year as well and the way he has started his campaign this year, it seems that the British superstar is well prepared to defend his title.
Andy Murray has cruised into the pre quarter finals of the US Open by defeating Feliciano Lopez of Spain in the third round. However, Murray had to work very hard for that victory. Three out of the four sets went into the tie breaker, but, Murray didn’t lose his composure and played sensibly during the vital moments of the match. The British superstar won the match by 7-6(5), 7-6(5), 4-6, 7-6(4).
Andy Murray has defeated Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland in the men’s tennis singles tournament of London Olympics and moved into the second round. Murray won the match easily in straight sets by 6-3, 6-3. The world no. 1 Roger Federer watched the match from the players’ box. Murray was playing his first match after the Wimbledon final. He won the match in just 89 minutes.
Samantha Stosur has been defeated in the third round of the Rogers Cup by Lucie Safarova of Czech Republic. Safarova won the match in the straight sets by 7-6(9), 7-6(5). It was a very close match and both the players played some brilliant tennis.
Both the sets went into the tie breaker and the spectators enjoyed the match a lot. Safarova, who is ranked 23rd in the official rankings of WTA, didn’t lose her calmness in the tie breakers and pulled off an upset. The match went on for 2 hours and 10 minutes.