Since the ATP rankings existed in 1973, it is the first time that we witness the top eight ranked reach the quarterfinals of a tournament. Today’s match-ups feature tennis stars from eight different countries
No. 1 Roger Federer (Switzerland) VS No. 7 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (France)
No. 2 Rafael Nadal (Spain) VS No. 6 Juan Martin del Potro (Argentina)
No. 3 Andy Murray (England) VS No. 8 Nikolay Davydenko (Russia)
No. 4 Novak Djokovic (Serbia) VS No. 5 Andy Roddick (USA)
Andy Murray, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Andy Roddick and Juan Martin del Potro made it to the Final Four. Here are some salient facts:
– If Murray gets to the finals, he would move to No. 2 spot in the ATP rankings.
– Although he only served for 23% on his first serve in the second set, Tsonga brilliantly came back from two breaks in the third set.
– Roddick dropped 226 km/h bombs and won 8/11 net points.
– Del Potro served his seventh ace on his match point to beat Nadal.