Sunday, 22 January 2012

Federer and Clijsters through to Quarters

When Roger Federer was 19 years of age, the up and coming player, he had to face Pete Sampras at Wimbledon, he won.  Now there is a new kid on the block, Bernard Tomic, the story of this year’s Australian Open, it was questioned whether history was going to repeat itself, but there was no such luck for the home favourite as he succumbed to the class that is Roger Federer, 6-4, 6-2, 6-2.  Federer used his drop shot superbly and Tomic could not come up with an answer to Federer’s skill and expertise this time round.  Del Potro will be Federer’s next opponent as he dispatched Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-4, 6-2, 6-1 as he continued his quest to get back to the form that won him the US Open in 2009. 
Nadal also had an easy way through to the quarters against fellow Spaniard Feliciano Lopez 6-4, 6-4, 6-2.  He will now play Tomas Berdych who had an epic encounter against Nicolas Almagro, winning 4-6, 7-6(5), 7-6(3), 7-6(2) in what was a thrilling match which saw the Czech hold his nerve far better than his opponent.   
Agnieszka Radwanska won her 4th round match incredibly easily against Julia Gorges 6-1, 6-1 in 54 minutes with the German only winning 22points.  Her opponent will now be Victoria Azarenka who again stormed through her match making light work of her opponent winning 6-2, 6-2. 
Wozniacki at Wimbledon
Things were a lot tighter in the match between Kim Clijsters and Li Na.  After Clijsters fell over on her ankle in the first set which saw have to have an injury time out she managed to fight back to gain a 3 set win, 4-6, 7-6(8), 6-4.  Li Na had four match points in the second set tiebreak but squandered them all and the Belgian took the match in what was a repeat of last year’s final.  Clijsters now plays Caroline Wozniacki in what was a very nervy second set, but she managed to come through it with a 6-0, 7-5 win over Jelena Jankovic.     

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