Kei Nishikori ensured he will become the first ever Japanese player to make the top 10 of the ATP rankings with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Spain`s Feliciano Lopez to make the Madrid Masters semi-finals on Friday.
MIAMI (Reuters) - World number one Rafa Nadal took another step towards a first Miami title by out-slugging big-hitting Canadian Milos Raonic 4-6 6-2 6-4 on Thursday to reach the semi-finals of the Sony Open.
Mahesh Bhupathi and his South African partner Kevin Anderson went down fighting in a thrilling three-setter men`s doubles match against the pair of Alexander Peya of Austria and Bruno Soares of Brazil to crash out of Sony Open tennis tournament here.
Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka survived a rollercoaster start to his Sony Open campaign on Saturday, advancing to the third round with a bumpy 6-0 3-6 6-3 win over Spain`s Daniel Gimeno-Traver.
Sania Mirza and Cara Black fought their way into the second round even as Leander Paes made his third first-round exit in five tournaments this year when he lost his opening round at the Sony Open with partner Radek Stepanek, here.
Lleyton Hewitt`s 600th win looked very much like every other of his ATP Tour career as the Australian battler scraped his way past Robin Haase 3-6 6-3 6-3 in the first round of the Sony Open on Thursday.
Andrea Petkovic has not had much reason to dance this season but the effervescent German flashed some of her moves after advancing to the second round of the Sony Open on Wednesday with a 6-3 6-4 win over Spain`s Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor.
Swiss tennis ace Roger Federer is reportedly not disappointed despite losing a close final in the BNP Paribas Open to Novak Djokovic as he is aware of how far he had come since injuring his back a year ago at Indian Wells.
Wimbledon champion Andy Murray admitted that his performance was `patchy` and he played `poor tennis` on Wednesday following his three-set defeat by Canadian Milos Raonic in the fourth round at Indian Wells.