Australian Open 2013 – Day 7 Summary

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Updated: January 20, 2013

Another day of tennis in Melbourne for the 2013 Australian Open has come to an end. Here is a summary of the biggest matches of day 7.

 

Men’s Singles

Novak Djokovic (1) vs Stanislas Wawrinka (15)

The defending champion, Novak Djokovic, nearly caused a scare at the Rod Laver Arena against world number 15, Stanislas Wawrinka.

In the opening set it only took 25 minutes for Wawrinka to be one set up. Wawrinka was leading the second set 5-1 but a fantastic come back from the World number 1 put the game back to one set all.

The match went to the deciding set and into a tie break. Djokovic won the final set 12-10. The match had been on for over 5 hours.

Djokovic won the match 1-6, 7-5, 6-4, 6-7 (5-7), 12-10.

The Serbian will now face Tomas Berdych in the quarter finals.

 

Tomas Berdych (5) vs Kevin Anderson

The world number 5 seed, Tomas Berdych, eased into the quarter finals with a straight set victory over South African, Kevin Anderson.

Berdych comfortably won the opening two sets 6-3 and 6-2 but had a challenging third set against Anderson, but was still on top by sealing his third set 7-6 (15-13).

The Czech Republican will now play World number 1, Novak Djokovic, on Tuesday.

David Ferrer (4) vs Kei Nishikori (16)

Number 1 Spanish player, David Ferrer, defeats Kei Nishikori in straight sets. 6-2, 6-1, 6-4.

Last year Nishikori was the first Japanese tennis player to reach the quarter finals of the Australian Open but could not repeat it this year.

Ferrer will now play his fellow countryman, Nicolas Almagro, in the men’s quarter finals on Tuesday.

 

Nicolas Almagro (10) vs Janko

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Tipsarevic (8)

Nicolas Almagro proceeds to the quarter finals after Janko Tipsarevic had to retire from the match due to an injury.

Almagro was in control of the match winning the first set, 6-2 and leading the second set, 5-1 until Tipsarevic was suffering from a jarred heel.

The world number 10 has now booked himself a place into the quarter finals against his Spaniard companion, David Ferrer, on Tuesday.

 

Women’s Singles

 

Maria Sharapova (2) vs Kirsten Flipkens

Maria Sharapova’s hunt for her second Australian Open title is still going to plan after a comfortable win against Kirsten Flipkens from Belgium.

Sharapova only lost one game against her opponent in the second set, Sharapova won the match 6-0, 6-1.

The world number 2 will now play her national rival, Ekaterina Makarova, on Tuesday.

 

Agnieszka Radwanska (4) vs Ana Ivanovic (13)

Agnieszka Radwanska’s unbeaten run against Ana Ivanovic still continues after a straight set victory. 6-2, 6-4.

Ivanovic hasn’t beaten Radwanska since 2008.

Radwanska’s campaign to win the first Grand Slam of the year resumes on Tuesday against Li Na from China.

 

Jamie’s thoughts of day 7

Well, I wouldn’t of thought that the defending champion was going to have a maximum set match before the competition was entering into its second week.

Credits to Stanislas Wawrinka challenging Novak Djokovic like that and especially defending off two match points to keep the game going. Not a lot of other tennis players would have had the strength to have done that.

Djokovic will want to get his mind refreshed after playing a 5 hour match, Tomas Berdych will surely be giving him a competitive match on Tuesday.

 

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