2015 Australian Open: The March to the Quarter-Finals!
The march to the 2015 Australian Open Quarter-Finals is in full swing and some familiar names are moving into the final 8. Novak Djokovic, the world #1, got past world Gilles Muller, world #42 in a match that was not as close as the score. Djokovic won 6-4, 7-5, 7-5. Djokovic, who has already won the title in Melbourne 4 times, will move onto the final 8 to face Milos Raonic.
Milos Raonic, world #8, defeated Feliciano Lopez, world #12, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 6-7, (7-9) 6-3 to become the 1st player from Canada to reach the Australian Open Quarter-Finals in 47 years. The move into the final 8 was impressive, but he will have his hands full with Novak Djokovic.
Rafael Nadal, the world #3 eliminated world #15 Kevin Anderson 7-5, 6-1, 6-4 and if feeling much better as he enters the final 8. His opponent in the Quarter-Finals will be world #7 Tomas Berdych.
Andy Murray, world #6 rolled into the Quarter-Finals by rolling past world #11 Grigor Dimitov 6-4, 6-7, (5-7) 6-3, 7-5. Murray has made his way to the Australian Open Quarter-Finals 6 years in a row. His will face Australian Nick Kyrgio in the Quarter-Final match.
Kei Nishikori is the world #5. He sent world #9 David Ferrer packing 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 to move onto the Quarter-Finals. He will face the defending champion of last years Australian Open, world #4 Stan Wawrinka, in the Quarter-Finals.
Other Australian Open News
In other news both Williams sisters, Venus and Serena, will be moving onto the Quarter-Finals in the women's tournament. Maria Sharapova, who defeated Peng Shuai 6-3, 6-0, will be moving into the final 8 as well. She will meet Eugenie Bouchard in the Quarter-Final match.
The Final Word
The best tennis players in the world are playing very well going into the Quarter-Finals. The only one missing is Roger Federer who was eliminated earlier. It is hard to bet against Djokovic or Wawrinka not going all the way, but Nadal is regaining form and Raonic and Nishikori look sharp. The Quarter-Finals at the 2015 Australian Open should be very exciting.
With Sharapova and the Williams sisters in the final 8 in the women's tournament it is obvious there will be fireworks. The courts are about to heat up. Until we meet again may your betting be better and remember to always be a good sport.