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Oct 6, 2012

Murray cut down by razor sharp Raonic

TOKYO (Reuters) – U.S. Open champion Andy Murray was upset by Milos Raonic 6-3 6-7 7-6 in the semi-finals of the Japan Open on Saturday, ending the Briton’s defense of his Tokyo title.

Murray’s frustration boiled over on several occasions, the Olympic champion smashing another racquet and yelling furiously at himself as Raonic saved two match points.

Oct 6, 2012

Tennis-Murray cut down by razor sharp Raonic

TOKYO, Oct 6 (Reuters) – U.S. Open champion Andy Murray was upset by Milos Raonic 6-3 6-7 7-6 in the semi-finals of the Japan Open on Saturday, ending the Briton’s defence of his Tokyo title.

Murray’s frustration boiled over on several occasions, the Olympic champion smashing another racquet and yelling furiously at himself as Raonic saved two match points.

Oct 5, 2012

Racquets smashed as Murray wins in Tokyo

TOKYO (Reuters) – Title holder Andy Murray beat fellow racquet-trasher Stanislas Wawrinka 6-2 3-6 6-2 to reach the semi-finals of the Japan Open on Friday in a match which had both men at boiling point.

Olympic champion Murray, playing his first event since winning his maiden grand slam title at last month’s U.S. Open, survived a scare from the Swiss in brilliant Tokyo sunshine.

Oct 5, 2012

Tennis-Racquets smashed as Murray wins in Tokyo

TOKYO, Oct 5 (Reuters) – Title holder Andy Murray beat fellow racquet-trasher Stanislas Wawrinka 6-2 3-6 6-2 to reach the semi-finals of the Japan Open on Friday in a match which had both men at boiling point.

Olympic champion Murray, playing his first event since winning his maiden grand slam title at last month’s U.S. Open, survived a scare from the Swiss in brilliant Tokyo sunshine.

Oct 4, 2012

Berdych flattens Falla to reach Tokyo quarters

TOKYO (Reuters) – Former champion Tomas Berdych comfortably beat Colombia’s Alejandro Falla 6-3 7-5 to reach the quarter-finals of the Japan Open on Thursday.

Czech Berdych, who won the Japan Open in 2008, played well within himself, blasting nine aces as he rolled through in one hour, 18 minutes to notch his 50th win of the year.

Oct 4, 2012

Tennis-Berdych flattens Falla to reach Tokyo quarters

TOKYO, Oct 4 (Reuters) – Former champion Tomas Berdych comfortably beat Colombia’s Alejandro Falla 6-3 7-5 to reach the quarter-finals of the Japan Open on Thursday.

Czech Berdych, who won the Japan Open in 2008, played well within himself, blasting nine aces as he rolled through in one hour, 18 minutes to notch his 50th win of the year.

Oct 3, 2012

Hamilton seeks greatness with Mercedes

TOKYO (Reuters) – Lewis Hamilton does not believe he is taking a gamble by leaving McLaren for Mercedes next season, saying the move could catapult him into Formula One’s pantheon of greats even if it does not pay out immediately.

“No doubt it was one of the most difficult decisions I’ve faced in my life up to now,” the 27-year-old told Reuters in an interview in Tokyo before this weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka.

Oct 3, 2012

Motor racing-Hamilton seeks greatness with Mercedes

TOKYO, Oct 4 (Reuters) – Lewis Hamilton does not believe he is taking a gamble by leaving McLaren for Mercedes next season, saying the move could catapult him into Formula One’s pantheon of greats even if it does not pay out immediately.

“No doubt it was one of the most difficult decisions I’ve faced in my life up to now,” the 27-year-old told Reuters in an interview in Tokyo before this weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka.

Oct 3, 2012

Murray mint in Tokyo demolition job

TOKYO (Reuters) – Defending champion Andy Murray overpowered Slovakia’s Lukas Lacko 6-1 6-2 to reach the quarter-finals of the Japan Open on Wednesday with all the panache of a grand slam winner.

The Olympic gold medalist, playing his first tournament since capturing his first grand slam title at last month’s U.S. Open, completed the rout in just 56 minutes.

Oct 3, 2012

Tennis-Murray mint in Tokyo demolition job

TOKYO, Oct 3 (Reuters) – Defending champion Andy Murray overpowered Slovakia’s Lukas Lacko 6-1 6-2 to reach the quarter-finals of the Japan Open on Wednesday with all the panache of a grand slam winner.

The Olympic gold medallist, playing his first tournament since capturing his first grand slam title at last month’s U.S. Open, completed the rout in just 56 minutes.