4 matches all filled with pressure and emotion, but of the four its the man BOOM BOOM Del Potro from Argentina that deserves the biggest praise. He not only came into the quarters carrying an injury he went over in the first game of the first set dust and grass all over his tennis-clothing, and looked to be out with a retirement through injury and playing against one of the best players in the world David Ferrer and they don't call him the wall for nothing.
Del Potro took the first and second set and just when it looked like Ferrer was going to turn it around in the tie break in the third set which would have put more pressure on Del Potro's injury but incredible Del Potro won it and therefore won in straight sets what an achievement in pure smash and grab tactics.
Djokovic looked a little uneasy in the first set he won on the tie break and then never looked back despite some fine play by Berdych including a 3-0 second set lead he could not maintain this on a consistant level Djokovic coming through in straight sets and he continues to look awesome.
The all Polish affair went the way of 24 seed and tall big hitter Janowicz in straight sets he was very emotional but deserves this semi final appearance.
Then there was our man Murray, well what a performance from the left hander Verdasco from Spain ranked 9 in Spain please explain why because he was awesome big hitting, risk taking and took the first 2 sets. Murray took the third in comfortable fashion but the fourth was a titanic struggle which Murray took. But still the Spaniard was on the front foot giving Murray the run around in the deciding set, but Murray got the break just at the right time and served for the match in a 5 setter that he turnaround.
Given these performances and I did expect these four to go through Murray is going to struggle against Janowicz, however in Murrays favour is the fact that emotions might just have taken their toll on the tall Polish player giving Murray the experience to go to the final but I'm not so sure.
Given the way that Djokovic is playing and Del Potro's injury there has to be only one winner here. But who knows.. John McEnroe today suggested that some of these players have moved to larger tennis-rackets and made the point that Roger Federer should do this to give him a stronger contact with the centre of the Racket interesting.
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