Djokovic rolls on at Western and Southern Open; Murray eradicated

Los Angeles, August 26

Top seed Novak Djokovic made fast work of Tennys Sandgren on the Western and Southern Open on Tuesday, by no means dropping serve en path to a 6-2 6-Four win over the American, whereas big-serving Milos Raonic loved a straight units win over Andy Murray.

Djokovic broke Sandgren thrice to succeed in the quarter-finals and prolonged his win-loss report to 20-Zero this 12 months.

“All in all it was just a great performance,” stated the Serb.

“I felt better and I played better than I did last night. Everything is going in the right direction.” Sandgren’s hapless plight was summed up throughout an alternate within the first set when he turned his again to the web to sign he had surrendered a degree as Djokovic readied an overhead smash.

Djokovic’s thunderbolt smash got here down anyway, nonetheless, knocking the racket out of the American’s hand.

An apologetic Djokovic instantly held up his hand whereas a bemused Sandgren leaned over to select up his racket.

Next up for Djokovic is German Jan-Lennard Struff, who outlasted David Goffin 6-Four 3-6 6-Four earlier on Tuesday.

Murray had a formidable win over fifth seed Alexander Zverev on Monday however by no means discovered his rhythm towards Raonic.

The Canadian dominated on serve, firing 10 aces and successful nearly 90% of his first-serve factors, to advance to the quarter-finals 6-2 6-2 in a rain-interrupted match that marked his first win over the Briton since 2014 at Indian Wells.

Defending champion Daniil Medvedev seemed sharp in his stress-free 6-Three 6-Three dismantling of qualifier Aljaz Bedene to succeed in the quarter-finals.

The Russian didn’t face a break level and dedicated simply 9 unforced errors within the 68-minute contest in sizzling and humid circumstances.

Stefanos Tsitsipas defeated John Isner 7-6(2) 7-6(4) and Reilly Opelka beat sixth seed Matteo Berrettini 6-Three 7-6(4). Roberto Bautista Agut and Filip Krajinovic additionally superior.

The ATP Masters 1000 occasion is being performed at Flushing Meadows in New York as a substitute of Cincinnati because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

No spectators are current on the occasion, which is the ultimate tune-up earlier than the U.S. Open Grand Slam, which begins on August 31. Reuters

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