The British number one Andy Murray has managed to reach the quarter-finals of the Rogers Cup 2014. This was helped as his third round opponent Richard Gasquet pulled out of the competition early. The Scot was extremely positive in the opening round of the Rogers Cup as he managed to defeat the man who knocked Rafael Nadal out of Wimbledon last month, Australian teenager Nick Kyrgios, in only 54 minutes. Murray was then greeted with the news that he was not going to play a third round match as his opponent, Gasquet pulled out with an abdominal injury.
Andy Murray must have been thinking that he was going to meet the world number one, Novak Djokovic in the quarter-finals, but surprisingly the Serbian was eliminated in straight sets by Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. It only took the Frenchman 64 minutes to knock Djokovic out of the Rogers Cup tournament, but Tsonga could share the same fate in the next round as he has lost 9 of the previous 10 meetings against Murray. The British number one has not won a title in tennis since his historic victory at Wimbledon 13 months ago, so he will be looking for a long awaited victory in this years’ Rogers Cup.
Elsewhere in the Rogers Cup, the third seed Stanislas Wawrinka suffered a shock exit, losing to world number 21 Kevin Anderson, whilst fourth seed Tomas Berdych was also eliminated, by Spain’s Feliciano Lopez. 2004 and 2006 champion Roger Federer managed to fight his way past Croatia’s Marin Cilic to reach the final 8 of the tournament. The Swiss former world number one will play the next round on his 33rd birthday, against Spain’s David Ferrer. Grigor Dimitrov reached the final 8 by triumphing over Tommy Robredo, whilst Milos Raonic knocked out Julien Benneteau.
Author Daniel Foster.
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