Friday, April 3, 2009

Miami Results

The world number 3 and number 4 will be battling it out for the Sony Ericsson Open title on Sunday after Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray both won their semifinal matches in 3 sets. Djokovic defeated Roger Federer after dropping the first set. Nole raced out to a 3-0 lead to start the second. After Federer broke the Serb and won 2 consecutive games, Djokovic never looked back and won the next 7. The wind played a major part in the match, as Federer clearly had no tactics to handle mother nature. Djokovic's high topsin shots were rarely siezed by the the major flaw that lost him the match. Down in the third by 2 breaks, the Swiss got an easy approach shot in the middle of the court. The world number 2 hit it staight into the net, and showed a rare sign of emotion, shattering his racquet against the court. In the second semi, Andy Murray started the match looking like he did his homework, winning 6 of the first 7 games to take the 1st set. Murray's opponent, Juan Martin del Potro, started to serve like he usually does, and was able to get the 1 break he needed to take the 2nd set, 7-5. Murray though, dug deep and found his incredible play that was on display in the early goings, taking the 3rd 6-2.

Men's Singles- Semifinals

Novak Djokovic (3) def. Roger Federer (2), 3-6, 6-2, 6-3
Andy Murray (4) def. Juan Martin del Potro (6), 6-1, 5-7, 6-2

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