World No. 1 Andy Murray has crashed out of the Barcelona Open.
The British star lost to Dominic Thiem at the semi-final stage of the tournament. Murray broke three times in the first set before eventually losing it in just over thirty minutes.
World No. 9 Thiemhas set up a final against Rafael Nadal after he dispatched Murray in an epic battle that lasted two hours 13 minutes. He had lost the last two meetings against the Briton on hard courts but he got his pound of flesh in the three-set meeting.
Murray started the game slowly. In fact, his last three-set victory in the quarter final against Albert Ramos-Vinolastook three hours. He was sluggish as the battle with Thiem started. The Austrian cruised to victory in the first set 6-2.
In the second set, the Scot regained his form, winning 6-3 in 48 minutes. Thiem recovered in the last set, winning 6-4 and breezing to the final. Murray complained of the wind and the schedule but added that he would be better for it. Continue reading
Britain’s Davis cup captain, Leon smith has warned current world tennis sensation, Andy Murray of the need to continue getting better if he is to tight grip and maintain his new heights on the ladder of world tennis.
Murray displaced Novak Djokovic off the ATP world ranking chart after beating him at this year’s World Tour final in London. Prior to that, the Serb had reigned as ATP’s crown prince for 122 consecutive weeks.
The best of the best in world tennis converge at the Qatar open come January 2 next year and Smith feels Andy Murray “…will absolutely work his socks off and try to get better again.” Continue reading
In a series of wins, British sportsman Andy Murray has defeated former world number one Novak Djokovic to end the season as the new holder of the top spot.
It was a bad outing for the former champion Novak Djokovic as time ran out with him being unable to defeat the aggressive new champion. Against all predictions and pre-match forecasts, the 29-year old Scot managed to emerge victorious after a grueling face off with the talented defending champion.
This is perhaps his most remarkable win over Djokovic ever since winning the first of his three grand slam titles in New York four years back. By snatching this top rank from Djokovic, Murray has confirmed to all tennis fanatics that not only is he the best player in the world statistically, he is also deserving of the number one ranking in every way. The new champion is very likely to remain in the spot into the summer of the upcoming 2017 season. Continue reading
Juan Martin Del Potro and Roger Federer are all geared up as the Wimbledon run-up starts in Stuttgart on Monday for the Open Grass event. The former week of clay was switched last year wherein the edition was achieved by Rafael Nadal.
However, Nadal is not in action due to a wrist injury, but he will be replaced by Federer. The Swiss player who is 34 years old skipped the French Open to recover himself fully from the back pain and now he has been well trained from Switzerland. He has arrived fit and all set to show his performances like before. Continue reading
Roger Federer is all set to come back in action after recovering from his back injury. He is said to take part in the warm up event of Wimbledon at the grass courts in Stuttgart this week.
The Wimbledon champion who has been popular for making a nonstop run in Grand Slam tournaments during all his 65 appearances had withdrawn from the French Open in May due to back pain. But he feels a lot better now as he has recovered from the injury. He comes stronger to show his best performance in the upcoming tournament. Continue reading
Andy Murray reckons to win Davis Cup has been the proudest achievement for him in his career so far.
Great Britain recently emerged the winner of Davis Cup after a gap of 79 years, getting the better of Belgium in the title round with Murray playing a huge part in it. Murray says he never got as emotional after any of his victories in his career as he got that day. Continue reading