Fourth seed Andy Murray, with a consummate display of power and touch in tricky conditions, reached the BNP Paribas Open semi-finals with a landmark 6-3 6-4 win over Spaniard Felicano Lopez on Thursday.
As the 2014 edition of French Open enters second week, it is revealed that the only Frenchman active in the tournament is Gael Monfils. The 23rd seeded player plays his fourth round match on Monday against the unseeded Spaniard Guillermo Garcia-Lopez. His remaining in the draw is no doubt good news for the home crowd but, it doesn`t really inspire much confidence – of any hope of ending the title drought in Paris.
World number one Novak Djokovic and number two Andy Murray crashed out of the Western and Southern Open within an hour of each other on Friday, before Rafa Nadal restored order with a win over old rival Roger Federer.
Andy Murray ended Britain`s agonising 77-year wait for a Wimbledon men`s singles champion on Sunday when he destroyed world number one Novak Djokovic, 6-4, 7-5, 6-4 in the blistering heat of the All England Club.
The Wimbledon is reportedly set to be the richest tennis tournament to be ever staged following the All England Club`s announcement of a massive 40 percent hike in the prize pool for the tournament`s championships to be held this summer.
India`s top singles player Somdev Devvarman has outlasted Frenchman Edourado Roger-Vasselin over three sets and will next play top seed and World No.1 Novak Djokovic in the third round of the ATP World Tour Miami Masters here.
Andy Murray’s coach Ivan Lendl has advised the Scot to not let his debut US Open and Olympics gold medal wins get over his head, adding that winning a Grand Slam is over-rated as top players never get affected by it.