MURRAY, NADAL AND DJOKOVIC REACH ITALIAN OPEN QUARTER FINALS

MURRAY, NADAL AND DJOKOVIC REACH ITALIAN OPEN QUARTER FINALS

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CINCINNATI, OH - AUGUST 20: Andy Murray of Great Britain returns a shot to Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria during the Western & Southern Open at the Linder Family Tennis Center on August 20, 2015 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

MURRAY, NADAL AND DJOKOVIC REACH ITALIAN OPEN QUARTER FINALS

– Andy Murray has defeated Jeremy Chardy to progress to the quarter-finals of the Italian Open in Rome.

MURRAY, NADAL AND DJOKOVIC REACH ITALIAN OPEN QUARTER FINALS
Novak Djokovic

MURRAY, NADAL AND DJOKOVIC REACH ITALIAN OPEN QUARTER FINALS

MURRAY, NADAL AND DJOKOVIC REACH ITALIAN OPEN QUARTER FINALS
Rodger Federer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MURRAY, NADAL AND DJOKOVIC REACH ITALIAN OPEN QUARTER FINALS

Murray has had his path to the final cleared after Stan Wawrinka – the number four seed and in the same half of the draw as the Scot – was beaten in three sets by Juan Monaco.

The world number three raced through the first set but had to come from a break down in the second before sealing a 6-0 6-4 victory over a Frenchman.

Britain’s Murray, 28, will meet David Goffin, who thrashed Tomas Berdych 6-0 6-0, for a place in the last four.

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal both won, but Roger Federer was beaten by world number 15 Dominic Thiem.

The victory over the world number 32 Chardy continues his build-up to the French Open, which begins on 22 May, and follows a run to the semi-finals in Madrid last week.

MURRAY, NADAL AND DJOKOVIC REACH ITALIAN OPEN QUARTER FINALS

Asked about Goffin’s one-sided win over Berdych, Murray said “The scoreline was the big surprise.

Goffin’s a top quality player so it was a match that could go either way, but a very surprising scoreline – you don’t see results like that much nowadays, at this top level anyway.”

MURRAY, NADAL AND DJOKOVIC REACH ITALIAN OPEN QUARTER FINALS
Rafael Nadal

 

Murray is now guaranteed to return to number two in the rankings next week, following Federer’s defeat.

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“It’s not incredibly important but it’s positive,” he said. “Being seeded two is a little bit better than being seeded three or four in the major events, it can help the draw a little bit for sure. It’s a positive thing.”

MURRAY, NADAL AND DJOKOVIC REACH ITALIAN OPEN QUARTER FINALS