ATP Madrid: Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray Ease into Quarters; Nick Kyrgios Survives Scare

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Thursday, May 5th, 2016 | 0


It was a routine day in the office for top seeds Novak Djokovic of Serbia and Great Britain’s Andy Murray, as the duo overcame their respective opponents to ease into the quarter-finals of the Mutua Madrid Open on Thursday.

The top-seeded Djokovic looked in supreme form as he hardly broke a sweat en route a 6-2 6-1 demolition of Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut. The Serb didn’t offer any break point opportunity, but broke his opponent’s service five times to pull off his 30th win of the season.

Up next, Djokovic will square off against either 7th seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga or 11th seed Milos Raonic.

The second-seeded Murray also put up a dominating display of tennis as he beat Frenchman Gilles Simon 6-4 6-2 in a 99-minute battle. The defending champion was on the top of his game, converting 76 percent of first-serve points, and broke Simon’s service thrice to clinch an easy win.

Moving on, Murray is scheduled to meet 8th seed Tomas Berdych, who bettered 9th seed David Ferrer, 7-6 7-5.

Sixth seed Kei Nishikori ended his winless drought against Richard Gasquet after clinching a 6-4 7-5 conquest here. Next up for him would be Australia’s Nick Kyrgios, who fired 14 aces to prevail over Pablo Cuevas, 7-6 4-6 6-3 in the other pre-quarterfinal encounter.





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