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Mar 31, 2015

Murray claims 500th win after three sets with Anderson

MIAMI (Reuters) – Andy Murray won the 500th match in his career after beating Kevin Anderson 6-4 3-6 6-3 on Tuesday to move into the quarter-finals of the Miami Open for the fourth straight year.

The gangly Anderson fought back well in the second but after trading early breaks in the third the Scot took control breaking his South African opponent again to grab a 3-1 advantage and never looked back.

Mar 31, 2015

Tennis-Murray claims 500th win after three sets with Anderson

MIAMI, March 31 (Reuters) – Andy Murray won the 500th match in his career after beating Kevin Anderson 6-4 3-6 6-3 on Tuesday to move into the quarter-finals of the Miami Open for the fourth straight year.

The gangly Anderson fought back well in the second but after trading early breaks in the third the Scot took control breaking his South African opponent again to grab a 3-1 advantage and never looked back.

Mar 30, 2015

Djokovic, Nishikori and Raonic reach last 16 in Miami

MIAMI (Reuters) – Defending champion Novak Djokovic defeated Belgium’s Steve Darcis 6-0 7-5 on Monday to power into the last 16 of the Miami Open along with Japan’s Kei Nishikori and Canada’s Milos Raonic.

The Serbian world number one, who just like last year won at Indian Wells before heading to South Florida, will face Alexandr Dolgopolov, a 7-5 6-4 winner over Brazilian Thomaz Bellucci, in the fourth round.

Mar 30, 2015

Tennis-Djokovic, Nishikori and Raonic reach last 16 in Miami

MIAMI, March 30 (Reuters) – Defending champion Novak Djokovic defeated Belgium’s Steve Darcis 6-0 7-5 on Monday to power into the last 16 of the Miami Open along with Japan’s Kei Nishikori and Canada’s Milos Raonic.

The Serbian world number one, who just like last year won at Indian Wells before heading to South Florida, will face Alexandr Dolgopolov, a 7-5 6-4 winner over Brazilian Thomaz Bellucci, in the fourth round.

Mar 30, 2015

Williams sisters head into last eight in Miami

MIAMI (Reuters) – Sisters Serena and Venus Williams marched into the quarter-finals of the Miami Open after straight-set wins at Key Biscayne on Monday.

World number one Serena beat 24th seeded Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-2 6-3 producing 29 winners and 20 unforced errors.

Mar 30, 2015

Venus may follow Serena in ending Indian Wells boycott

MIAMI (Reuters) – Venus Williams has boycotted the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells since 2001 but said on Monday she may follow her younger sister Serena’s lead and return to the event next year.

Serena competed in the tournament earlier this month for the first time since a 2001 final that was marred by the behavior of spectators who booed and heckled the American and her family.

Mar 30, 2015

Tennis-Venus may follow Serena in ending Indian Wells boycott

MIAMI, March 30 (Reuters) – Venus Williams has boycotted the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells since 2001 but said on Monday she may follow her younger sister Serena’s lead and return to the event next year.

Serena competed in the tournament earlier this month for the first time since a 2001 final that was marred by the behaviour of spectators who booed and heckled the American and her family.

Mar 30, 2015

Tennis-Williams sisters head into last eight in Miami

MIAMI, March 30 (Reuters) – Sisters Serena and Venus Williams marched into the quarter-finals of the Miami Open after straight-set wins at Key Biscayne on Monday.

World number one Serena beat 24th seeded Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-2 6-3 producing 29 winners and 20 unforced errors.

Mar 30, 2015

Nadal crashes out in Miami, Murray wins

MIAMI (Reuters) – A struggling Rafa Nadal crashed out of the Miami Open in the third round on Sunday, losing 6-4 2-6 6-3 to fellow Spaniard Fernando Verdasco.

The 31-year-old Verdasco, who is ranked 34th in the world, has now won two in a row from world number three Nadal dating back to 2012 at Madrid. Nadal had won their previous 13 meetings.

Mar 30, 2015

Nadal says suffering from nerves and lack of confidence

MIAMI (Reuters) – Rafa Nadal has said was struggling with nerves and self-confidence issues after he was beaten in the third round by fellow Spaniard Fernando Verdasco at the Miami Open on Sunday.

“It is not a question of tennis. The thing is the question of being relaxed enough to play well on court,” he told reporters after the 6-4 2-6 6-3 loss at Key Biscayne.

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