Connect with us

Phuket

Phuket Sports: US Open – Federer out, Murray through

Published

 on 

PHUKET: The US Open is about to get into the business part of the tournament and some of the world’s best tennis players are still in with a shout of the title.

Roger Federer, who was gifted entry to the quarterfinals as his fourth round opponent Mardy Fish retired before the match due to health reasons, has been knocked out of the US Open by six-seed Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic. Berdych defeated Federer 7-6, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 to progress to the semifinals.

In the other quarterfinal, Andy Murray defeated 12th seed Marin Cilic of Croatia, in what was the Scot’s eighth consecutive Grand Slam quarterfinal. Murray fought back from a set and 5-1 down to defeat Cilic 3-6 7-6 (7-4) 6-2 6-0.

Andy Roddick was knocked out by Juan Martin Del Potro in the fourth round. Roddick announced he would retire from the game after the tournament and he, and the American public, hoped for a fitting end to the popular American’s career. A younger, fitter, Del Potro had other ideas and defeated Roddick 6-7 (7-1), 7-6 (7-4), 6-2, 6-4.

Djokovic won his fourth round match against Stanislas Wawrinka. The defending champion, who was leading 6-4, 6-1, 3-1 when Wawrinka quit the match, will play Del Potro in the quarterfinals.

Janko Tipsarevic defeated Philipp Kohlschreiber in straight sets to move into the quarterfinals to play fourth seed David Ferrer of Spain.

Serena Williams is in terrifying form and easily moved into the quarterfinals after a 6-0, 6-0 fourth-round win over Andrea Hlavackova of the Czech Republic. Williams then faced 12th-seed Ana Ivanovic, who defeated Tsvetana Pironkova, 6-0, 6-4, in the quarterfinals and took 58 minutes to progress to the semifinals 6-1, 6-3.

Italian Roberta Vinci faced compatriot Sara Errani in the quarter finals, who enjoyed an upset 7-6, 6-3 win over sixth-seed Angelique Kerber of Germany in the fourth round. Errani, 25, the number 10 seed, won 6-2, 6-4 against the number 20 seed Vinci. Errani will face Williams in the semifinal.

Sharapova beat Marion Bartoli in three sets to return to the women’s semifinals for the first time since she won the tournament in 2006. She will face Victoria Azarenka, who knocked out defending champion Samantha Stosur, in the other semifinal.

— Andrew Scott

 

Get more from The Thaiger

Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

Archiving articles from the Phuket Gazette circa 1998 - 2017. View the Phuket Gazette online archive and Digital Gazette PDF Prints.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Myanmar20 mins ago

Aung San Suu Kyi receives additional 6-year prison sentence

Thailand14 hours ago

Thailand News Today | Opposition to extending nightlife to 4am

Crime15 hours ago

Police officer who shot noodle vender sentenced to 25 years

Sponsored2 days ago

British International School, Phuket: Reflecting on 25 years of world-class education

Road deaths15 hours ago

Truck overturns in NE Thailand, driver dies, losing 1.5 million baht of beer

Transport15 hours ago

Thailand Transport Ministry seeks foreign loans for new bridges

Central Thailand15 hours ago

Elephant calf stamped to death in central Thailand

Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Chon Buri16 hours ago

Mountain B Pub’s real owner surrenders while police guard venue

Road deaths16 hours ago

Motorcycle rider killed in multi-vehicle pile-up near Bangkok

Crime16 hours ago

Hong Kong man goes to Thailand to meet ‘lover,’ gets trafficked to Myanmar

Thailand17 hours ago

A monk dies in yet another day of Buddhist shame in Thailand

Economy17 hours ago

Electricity prices soar 18% to 4.72 baht per unit next month

Best of17 hours ago

Top 5 Boarding Schools in Thailand (2022)

Crime17 hours ago

Four national park officials indicted over Karen activist’s murder in western Thailand

Thailand17 hours ago

100 Consecutive Days of food handouts to the homeless of Bangkok

Protests18 hours ago

Nearly 1,000 locals protest over fatal road in central Thailand

Thailand11 months ago

Morning Top Stories Thailand | Police to end protests, Human Trafficking | September 14

Thailand1 year ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism1 year ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket1 year ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism1 year ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand1 year ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism1 year ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11

Trending