Andy Murray Not Lucky In Miami
British Tennis Player Andy Murray was shocked and surprised when Mardy Fish defeated him in the opener, 6-4, 6-4. Fish hadn't been seeded at all in the Miami Masters but was able to beat out Murray on Saturday, who right now is number three in the world and was the defending champion for this event. Fish commented that this was a great win as Andy Murray was a Grand Slam finalist already this year. Murray made it into the finals in the Australian Open, which was Professional Tennis' first Grand Slam of the 2010 season.
That wasn't the only surprise that fate had in store for players and fans at the Miami Open, as Novak Djokovic, who is even higher than Murray on the rankings, number two in the world was defeated after just three sets by Belgian Olivier Rochus in Friday's tournament action. However, fifth seed Robin Soderling was able to make it to round three with a win over Peter Luczak from Australia, 7-6, 7-5, 6-0 and Mikhail Youzhy beat Santiago Giraldo from Columbia with a score of 6-0, 6-1. Youzhny had been seeded 13th and is from Russia.
This tournament is both ladies and gents, and in the women's Venus Williams was able to beat out Roberta Vinci with two sets of 6-1 and 6-4. Williams has won the title at Crandon Park three times previously, in 1998, 1999 and 201. Venus Williams said that it should be obvious that being on a winning streak as she is, helps with confidence, taking her 12th match win in a row now. Meanwhile Yanina Wickmayer from Belgium beat Croatian Petra Martic and Yaroslava Shvedova was able to take out Andrea Petkovic.
Tags: Andy Murray, Miami Open, Novak Djokovic, Belgian Olivier Rochus, Venus Williams, Roberta Vinci, Yanina Wickmayer, Yaroslava Shvedova
Posted: 29th March 2010
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