Andy Murray sends home Roger Federer at Australian Open Andy Murray has finally beaten Roger Federer at a Grand Slam. U.S. Open champion Murray stayed in the hunt for a second consecutive major with a 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-7 (2), 6-2 win Friday over the 17-time major champion at the Australian Open.
Murray, who served for the match at 6-5 in the fourth set, will play defending champion and top-seeded Novak Djokovic, who was rarely troubled while beating David Ferrer in straight sets in just under 90 minutes on Thursday night, about 2 1/2 hours less than Friday’s semi-final. (MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images)
Andy Murray and the U.S. Open trophy took a tour of New York on Tuesday. Here is a brief account of his journey.
From clockwise: - Andy and the trophy enjoy a laugh at the NBC Today Show - Andy and the trophy share a romantic glass of wine at the British Consulate - Andy and the trophy enjoy an intimate moment in the park with 200 of their closest photographer friends - “Could you BE more excited by your U.S. Open victory?” - The wire service says this is Andy and “his girlfriend Kim” but her Starbucks cup says “Julie” … And where is the trophy?
Bombs away! Canadian Milos Raonic handed second seed Andy Murray a clay-court humiliation on Friday as the big-hitting youngster hammered the Scot 6-4, 7-6 (3) to reach the semi-finals of the Barcelona Open.
Raonic, ranked 25th, will be playing in his second career clay semi-final on Saturday against third seed David Ferrer who reached the last four for a sixth consecutive year by beating Spanish compatriot Feliciano Lopez 6-7 (4), 7-6 (9-7), 6-3.
Despite appearing tired and sore from the second set, Djokovic rallied to beat Murray 6-3, 3-6, 6-7 (4), 6-1, 7-5 in a rematch of the 2011 final at Melbourne Park to reach his third consecutive Grand Slam final.
Photos of the Day, May 26, 2011 Andy Murray of Great Britain serves during the men’s singles round two match between Andy Murray of Great Britain and Simone Bolelli of Italy at the French Open at Roland Garros on May 26, 2011 in Paris, France. (Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Clijsters implodes at French Open Kim Clijsters, so near and yet so far from French Open glory in the past, suffered more agony on the clay with a sudden second-round defeat on Thursday but fellow twice runner-up Robin Soderling powered through