Mar 27

Djokovic Wins Sony Open Quarter Final against Andy Murray

Sony Open announced Djokovic’s win against Andy Murray after Murray lost a dispute about an erroneous call from Djokovic. The World Number 2 won 7-5, 6-3, in the quarterfinals of the Sony Open.

Djokovoic’s charged forward and short ball helped him win a 5-6 set. However, Andy Murray and TV replays argued that he should have won the point because Djokovic’s racket hit the tennis net when he struck the short ball. Chair umpire Damian Steiner did not change his call.

Murray discussed the matter with Djokovic, who said that his racket was over the net. However, Djokovic said that he crossed the net with the racket but he did not touch the net. Steiner had ruled that crossing over the net is a valid move, which had Murray frustrated and distracted and had cost him the game.

He said that he would have conceded the point if the rules indeed said crossing over the net was illegal.

Djokovic is set to play on Friday against Roger Federer and Kei Nishikori

In other games, Dominika Cibulkova won against Agnieszka Radwanska in three sets despite having lost three match points having overturned Chair umpire calls.  She will be playing against Li Na or Carloine Wozniacki after the match of the two players Wednesday night.


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