Friday, August 9, 2013

Rogers Cup - Murray Losses but it isn't necessary a bad sign, others charge on

Andy Murray 
Andy murrays shock 64 63 defeat to Latvian Ernest Gulbis was by far the biggest shock so far in the tournament. With a disappointing 33% second serves in during the match, Murray after that match "the goal is to try and peak at the US open" and "there's obviously some things for me to work on,but that will come with playing matches". Watching Murrays second round match against Granollers,he was a bit Rusty due to the post Wimbledon break. However this might be a good omen for Murray in the lead up to the US open. In the two tournaments before his victory at Flushing meadows in 2012 he pulled out of the third round of the Rogers Cup followed by a second round loss Cincinnati. Could history therefore be repeating itself?

Elsewhere in the mens tournament Rafael Nadal beat Wimbledon semi finalist Janowicz 76 64 and Novak Djokovic battled to a 26 64 64 win. There was also controversy in Raonics 75 64 win over juan Martin del Potro. The umpire failed to pick up that the Canadian touched the net whilst saving a break point. Joining Raonic in the quarter finals is another Canadian. In obviously the best week of his career so far Vasek Pospisil cause another shock after beating Thomas Berdych 75 26 76 making it the first time in 24 years that two Canadians have reached the quarter finals.

Serena WilliamsOver in the women's draw Serena Williams blasted her way to the Quater finals after demolishing Belgium's Flipkens 60 63. The top seed faces last weeks Citi Open champion Magdalena Rybarikova.Rybarikovas match against Marion Bartoli ended abruptly when Bartoli pulled out due to stomach problems. The other quarter final line ups includes Radwanaka against Errani. Both players are yet to drop a set in the tournament. Li Na edged past Anna Ivanovic, winning 7-5 in the final set tie-break to set up a meeting with a inform Cibilkova. Cibilkova has so far beat 8th seed Kerber and 10th seed Vinci. Finally 6th seed Kvitova faces Romanians Cirstea.

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