Federer And Murray Move On

062016RogerFedererGerry Weber Open, Halle

[3] Roger Federer (SUI) vs. [64] Malek Jaziri (TUN)

No surprise, this is Federer’s backyard and Jaziri may have had a better chance of defeating Federer on clay, but not grass.  Federer won 6-3, 7-5 and moves on to another quarterfinal to play David Goffin.  I don’t expect Federer will have much trouble dispatching Goffin; he leads their head-to-head 4:0.



Aegon Championships, London

[2] Andy Murray (GBR) vs. [58] Aljaz Bedene (GBR)

Murray had a much easier day at the office today defeating his fellow countryman 6-3, 6-4.  Murray will have to get by another countryman, Kyle Edmund to get to the semifinals.  This should be an interesting match.  Edmund is a NextGen star, will he play at his potential or will he be hindered by his idolization of Great Britain’s number one tennis star?




Aegon Classic, Birmingham

[11] Petra Kvitova (CZE) vs. [36] Jelena Ostapenko (LAT)

Kvitova will have to find her game fast, as Wimbledon is rapidly approaching.  Kvitova played with a heavily bandaged right thigh and was no match for the feisty Latvian teenager.  Ostapenko won the first set 6-4.  She went down an early break in the second set but fought back to even the set 4-4 and then play was interrupted by rain.  Thrown off her game, Ostapenko was broken to lose the second set 4-6.  Kvitova appeared to have seized the momentum and took an early break in the third but Ostapenko would not be deterred; she broke back immediately and then broke twice more to win the match 6-4, 4-6, 6-3.  This is the second time this year that Ostapenko has defeated Kvitova.  Can Ostapenko get by the power of Madison Keys?

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