Thursday, 11 May 2017

Day 6 Madrid - dream schedule

Into Day 6 of the Madrid Open and some mouth watering matches are either underway or scheduled.
Women's quarter finals are decided and only three seeds have survived to the final eight stage.

Genie Bouchard is the latest to give Angie Kerber a farewell, the top seed losing 6-3 5-0 before retiring because of a leg injury.
Bouchard faces eighth seed Sveta Kuznetsova in a quarter final after the Russian ended the fine campaign of Chinese qualifier Qiang Wang.
Genie has lost both times she has played Sveta previously.

In a battle of France, 14th seed Kristina Mladenovic was too strong for Oceane Dodin, and advanced to a quarter final where she will battle unseeded Romanian Sorana Cirstea.  Cirstea defeated Japan's Misaki Doi to reach there.

The highest ranked player left, third seed Simona Halep, is the second Romanian in the final eight, having outlasted Samantha Stosur in three sets.  She has already played her quarter final against American Coco Vandeweghe, thrashing her opponent 6-1 6-1 in just an hour.

The final quarter final sees Kiki Bertens against Anastasija Sevastova, in an unseeded clash.  They both defeated other unseeded players Irina-Camelia Begu and Lara Arruabarrena in third round matches.
So far Sevastova has taken the opening set 6-3.

6th seed Kei Nishikori has won his way to a quarter final after a straight sets win over David Ferrer.
Yesterday Ferrer had been given a walkover from 10th seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.
Seeds to leave along with Tsonga included Stan Wawrinka (3) and Marin Cilic (7).

Later today Nick Kyrgios (16) will face his biggest clay court challenge in a match against Rafa Nadal (4). 
Grigor Dimitrov (12) meets Dominic Thiem (8)
Milos Raonic (5) faces David Goffin (9)
Tomas Berdych (11) plays unseeded but one of the hottest players on tour Alexander Zverev.

Murray and Djokovic will also be on court in a day where tickets are worth gold.

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