British number one Andy Murray has won nine out of nine sets as he powers into the fourth round of the Australian Open in Melbourne. As the tournament enters its second week the top seeds in the mens draw are all still in play but over in the Women’s event there has been some upsets.
Andy Murray on his way to the fourth round (Source: http://www.bbc.com)
Murray defeated Vincent Millot in the second round 6-2, 6-2, 7-5 followed by victory over 26th seed Feliciano Lopez in the third round 7-6 (6-2), 6-4, 6-2 to reach the last sixteen in a match affected by windy conditions but much cooler temperatures from earlier in the week. He will now face lucky loser France’s Stephane Robert tomorrow at the Hisense Arena and if successful with face either Roger Federer or Jo-Wilfred Tsonga in the quarter finals. Defending champion Novak Djokovic won his fourth round match and will now face eighth seed Stanislas Wawrinka in the quarter finals and third seed David Ferrer will play seventh seed Tomas Berdych. Rafael Nadal plays sixteenth seed Kei Nishikori from Japan in their fourth round encounter tomorrow.
Upset was caused in the Women’s draw when top seed Serena Williams was beaten by fourteenth seed Ana Ivanovic 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 in their fourth round match. In fourth round matches tomorrow second seed Victoria Azarenka faces thirteenth seed American Sloane Stephens and third seed Maria Sharapova will play twentieth seed Dominika Cibulkova. Fourth seed Na Li from China is in the quarter finals and will play Italy’s Flavia Pennetta.
There was disappointment for the British players over in the Men’s doubles competition with Jamie Murray and his Australian partner John Peers losing to Eric Butorac(USA)/Raven Klaasen (RSA) 6-4, 6-4 and Ross Hutchins/Colin Flemming were beaten by seventh seeds Rohan Bopanna (IND)/Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi (PAK) 4-6, 6-3, 6-2.