Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Easy Pickings for top 4 seeds in Paris

The top seeds have hit Paris today, all dispatching their opponents in 2 straightforward sets. 
Andy Murray bt Jeremy Chardy 6-2, 6-4
Roger Federer bt Adrian Mannarino 6-2, 6-3
Novak Djokovic bt Ivan Dodig 6-4, 6-3
David Ferrer bt Nicholas Mahut 6-4, 6-4
They all had convincing wins to progress into the 3rd round and never faced any real pressure.  Murray suited the court as the French have made the surface incredibly slow compared to last year; this has played into the hands of Murray as it will make it very difficult for his opponents to get the ball past him.  Novak Djokovic made easy progress into the 3rd round but he did not have to play his best against Dodig which is just as well as it he did not have to push his shoulder as hard as he will against the top players.  Andy Murray’s next match will be against the American, Andy Roddick.

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