Andy Murray drops out again in Madrid

Scot fourth seed Andy Murray became the only straggler again among Top 4 at Madrid Open this week with defeated by Thomaz Bellucci 6-4 6-2 in 90 minutes when top-seeded Rafael Nadal went through to the quarterfinals without lifting a racquet as opponent Juan Martin Del Potro retired before their third round match with hip pain, Serb second seed Novak Djokovic equalling Ivan Lendl's 1986 record of a 29-0 winning start to a season, and third seed Roger Federer got past Belgian Xavier Malisse 6-4, 6-3. 

Andy Murray drops out again in MadridThe third round match at Madrid Open was the first encounter with Brazilian Bellucci and Murray had his serve broken once in the first set and twice in the second, while 36th- ranked Bellucci saved all three breakpoint and sealed victory on his first match point when Murray netted a backhand.

Concerning about his elbow injury, Murray wasn't too worried about his bad form especial his forehand.

"I was coming back from an injury that wasn’t serious but an elbow injury isn’t easy for tennis players."

"I’m happy that physically I progressed, I was hitting the ball decent, I think I can definitely get better."

He will now head to Italy for next week’s Rome Masters.

Djokvic and Del Potro win titles in Dubai and Florida

Here I want to congratulate two guys one of whom was at another caree-high these days and the other one was on the comeback trail after missing most events of last season with a wrist injury.

Djokvic and Del Potro wins title in Dubai and FloridaNovak Djokovic cruised to victory in just 71 minutes as he won his third consecutive title at the Dubai champions by beating top-seeded Roger Federer 6-3, 6-3 on Saturday. It was the 20th title of the Serb's tennis career and the second of the year.

Djokovic surrendered just four points on serve in the opening game, and he was also aggressive from the baseline. He set the tone early, breaking Federer for only the third time in the tournament to go up 2-1 and then using his serve to take control of the set. Federer broke to lead in the second set, but his revival was short-lived. From 3-1 up, Federer earned just five points as he lost the last five games.

Federer has dominated his rivalry with Djokovic in the past, and still leads the head-to-head 13-8, but he has lost to the Serb at the last two Grand Slam tournaments, and now in Dubai.

Juan Martin del Potro, In Delray Beach championships, title,2011In Delray Beach championships, Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina recovered from the injury and earned his first title since the 2009 US Open. The 22-year old Del Potro, ranked No. 166, defeated Serbia’s Janko Tipsarevic 6-4, 6-4 in the final and then thrust his arms in the air and kept kissing his wrist—almost in thanks for healing.

"I don't know if I'm ready to fight with top-10 players, but I'm working very hard and hope to do it soon," Del Potro said. "I need 20 to 25 matches before I'll really be ready to play with them, but it's coming soon."

Congratulations again!

Novak Djokovic struggles in Dubai second round

Novak Djokovic, Dubai, 2011, quarterfinalsNovak Djokovic, the defending champion of Dubai tennis championships, battles a three-set match to defeat Feliciano Lopez 6-3, 2-6, 6-4 in the second round and reaches into the quarterfinals.  Although the match was almost thrilling, the Serb shows us some wonderful pictures taken in Dubai.

Richard Gasquet is also among the winners by beating wild card Sergei Bubka 6-2, 7-5. Gasquet will face compatriot Gilles Simon and  set up an all-French quarterfinal clash. "I'm happy because I won two matches ," said Gasquet. "I know physically I have to be better." And I am also glad to see him in the right direction and hope him achieving his career-high as soon.

Here is all the second round results of Dubai Champion:

[1] R Federer (SUI) d M Granollers (ESP) 6-3, 6-4
[2] N Djokovic (SRB) d F Lopez (ESP) 6-3, 2-6, 6-4
[3] T Berdych (CZE) d N Davydenko (RUS) 6-3, 7-6(5)
S Stakhovsky (UKR) d [8] E Gulbis (LAT) 6-3,  5-7, 6-1
F Mayer (GER) d A Golubev (KAZ) 6-3, 6-4
P Petzschner (GER) d P Kohlschreiber (GER) 6-0, 4-6, 6-2
R Gasquet (FRA) d [Q] S Bubka (UKR) 6-2, 7-5
G Simon (FRA) d [Q] L Rosol (CZE) 6-2, 6-3

Richard Gasquet reaches 2nd round at Dubai Championships

UBAI, United Arab Emirates —The 31th–ranked Richard Gasquet of Franch wins a straight-set match in 1st round by defeating Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria 6-2, 6-4 Monday.

Richard Gasquet,2011,Dubai,1st roundGasquet, who withdrew from the Quarter Finals in his last tennis tournament, has been struggling with tendinitis in his shoulder this season. The Frenchman took advantage of unforced errors by Dimitrov who has been tipped as one of the next stars and has won 19 of his last 23 tennis matches on hard courts.

"I know he can miss some easy shots. That's what he did at 4-all in the second set," Gasquet said. "He missed four easy forehands."

Ukrainian qualifier Sergei Bubka, Sergei Bubka's son, will be the opponent of Gasquet in the 2nd round. Read more »

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