Andy Murray Reaches Australian Open Semi-Final By Beating David Ferrer
The Australian Open is well and truly picking up some pace now as the latest quarter-final match saw British player Andy Murray beat opponent David Ferrer and bag himself a place in the semi-final in the process. The result is sure to please many British tennis fans, who are now hoping that Murray can go on to win the tournament.
Murray is now the favorite to overcome both Milos Raonic and Gael Monfils and to reach his fifth Australian Open final. With that in mind, it’s no surprise that Andy Murray is widely considered to be one of the best players in the world.
One of the most interesting moments of the match saw the roof close halfway through the match, which some speculated would affect Murray’s performance. However, when asked about the roof closure, Murray only had this to say.
“I grew up playing indoors, I learned to play in Scotland… It made it a little easier to return, that helped me a little bit. It was good to have a break because we played some brutal rallies.”
It’s pretty clear that Murray dealt well with the change of environment during the Australian Open. However, you can’t help but feel sorry for his opponent David Ferrer, who came so close to the semi-final of the tournament, only to fall at the final hurdle. It was a long and brutal match for the Spaniard that ended with a score of 6-3, 6-7, 6-2, 6-3. That being said, it was a clear win for the Scottish player in the end, and it’ll be pretty interesting to see how he performs when moving on to the semi-finals of the Australian pen.
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Andy Murray OBE is a Scottish tennis player and one of the United Kingdom’s finest sporting exports. Murray is currently ranked as the world No. 2 in tennis and is widely speculated to make a bid for the top spot in the very near future. The tennis star has been playing the sport competitively since the age of 5. With that in mind, you can likely imagine why Andy Murray has risen to become one of the best tennis players in the world, and fans would imagine that he’ll be returning to Wimbledon this year to again take the top spot. There truly is no stopping Andy Murray right now.
In his own right, David Ferrer is one of the top tennis stars of his time, which is pretty much a given when you take into consideration that he’s taken on Murray in the first place. The Spanish tennis player only became professional 16 years ago and has since then gone on to become known as one of the best clay court tennis players on the globe. In fact, he currently has the seventh-highest career prize money earnings of all time. David Ferrer is without a doubt one of the highest-paid stars making an appearance on the Australian Open court.
In all, Andy Murray vs. David Ferrer was undeniably one of the most exciting matches of the Australian Open so far. A clear win for Murray is sure to be great news for fans of British tennis but also a sore day for Spanish fans. Either way, fans are looking forward to seeing where the Australian Open heads next and how Murray will fair when it comes to taking on his opponent in the semi-final and potentially the grand final of the tournament. This is undeniably one of the most exciting Australian Opens in years.
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