Friday, August 19, 2011

Nadal And Federer Ousted Early Again As Djokovic, Murray Make It Into Semi-Finals Of Western and Southern Open

What is going on in the world of men's tennis?  For the second Masters 1000 tournament in a row, both Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer have been ousted before the semi-finals.

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Novak Djokovic needed three sets to win his match today, but he made the semi-finals.  Djokovic improved to 56-1 and is 32-0 on hard courts this season.  He will play Tomas Berdych tomorrow.  Berdych upset a struggling Federer today.

In the other semi-final, a rejuvenated Andy Murray will play Mardy Fish, who defeated Nadal for the first time in his career today.  Nadal appeared exhausted, and with reason.  Yesterday, he played five hours of tennis between his singles and doubles matches.  His singles match lasted over three hours as every set went to an extended tie-breaker.

Hopefully both Nadal and Federer can regain their game before the US Open starts in a few weeks.  This is the last tuneup tournament for most of the top players.

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