Top seed Andy Murray inched closer to his fourth Queen’s Club title as he defeated Fernando Verdasco 7-5, 6-4. Murray can join Boris Becker, John McEnroe, Andy Roddick and Lleyton Hewitt in the list of four-time champions.
Verdasco ( famous for his semi-final loss to Rafael Nadal in Aus Open ’09 ) had very little to trouble the Scot. He was hanging in with Murray till 5-5, before surrendering to some fierce baseline hitting from the World No. 3.
In another major upset, defending champion Grigor Dimitrov joined Nadal and the French Champion Wawrinka in the list of star casualties. He was beaten 6-4, 7-6(5) by Gilles Muller in the second round on Thursday. “It’s a tough loss for me. It’s never easy when you lose your title, but that’s part of the game.”, Dimitrov said.
Dolgopolov, who sent Rafa packing, lost to Garcia-Lopez 6-3, 7-6(4). But the Match of the day was played at Halle, where Veteran Tommy Robredo notched up an incredible comeback against Andreas Seppi. While Nishikori and Monfils eased their ways into the next rounds.
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