It was a good day for Indian tennis players Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna as they advanced to the next round of the Australian Open 2016. Andy Murray advanced from his fourth round against Bernard Tomic. However, the day’s biggest upset was caused by 13th seed Milos Raonic of Canada knocking-out fourth seed Stan Wawrinka.
Murray races to quarter-finals at Australian Open
Britain’s Andy Murray continued his good run at the Australian Open overcoming Bernard Tomic. The two played a very entertaining match but the second seed proved too good for the Australian. Murray forced Tomic to 56 unforced errors during the three set play. He won the first two sets clean at 6-4, 6-4. The third set witnessed Tomic attempting to bounce-back after losing both the sets before, but still fell short leaving the supporters disappointed. Tomic lost the final set 7-6 (7-4).
On the other hand, Stan Wawrinka was shocked by Milos Raonic in the fourth round in a five-setter. Raonic took the first two sets comfortably 6-4, 6-3 and Wawrinka made the do-or die set count winning 7-5 taking the match further. The Swiss took the fourth set and now seemed determined to take the match away from the hands of the Canadian. Raonic made 53 unforced errors compared to Wawrinka’s 31 but the Canadian also had more Winners (82) and Aces (24) that the Swiss and the match ended in favour of the Canadian. The final score read 6-4, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, 6-3.
Mirza, Bopanna advance
Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna both advanced to the next round of their respective categories. Mirza and Hingis pair beat Svetlana Kuznetsova and Roberta Vinci in straight sets 6-1, 6-3. Rohan Bopanna and partner Yung-Jan Chan beat Lukasz Kubot and Andrea Hlavackova in a match that forced a decider after the teams ended winning a set each. The final score read 4-6, 6-3, 10-6 in favour of Bopanna-Chan pair.