Novak Djokovic’s suffers worst Halloween while Andy Murray cruises into the pre-quarters in Paris – Tennis News
World number two, Novak Djokovic, endured a shocking opening round defeat at the BNP Paribas Masters 2012, an ATP (Association of Tennis Professionals) Masters 1000 event taking place in Paris Bercy. The British number one, Andy Murray, on the other hand
secured a spot in the third round after displaying exceptional skills on Wednesday.
Seeded second in this event, Djokovic made quick in-roads at the Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy. He went on a six-game killing spree and pulled out the opener with a bagel. However, the Serb stepped off steam afterwards and eventually endured a 6-0, 6-7(5),
4-6 loss against America’s Sam Querrey in almost two hours.
The world number 23, Querrey, commented after recording this upset victory:
“It was a little embarrassing. I walked over to where Casey, my physio/chiropractor sits with my girlfriend and Casey’s wife, and I said, ‘I hope I can get two games in this set.’ Once I got the two games I kind of settled down. I was like, ‘Okay, that’s
all I want.’ But then I got rolling and got more confidence and started serving better and being a little more aggressive.”
The Olympic gold medallist, Murray, on the other hand face a better fortune. He nudged up a 7-5, 6-3 victory against the local wild card entrant, Paul-Henri Mathieu, in one hour and 32 minutes.
“I served well. I didn’t start the match off returning particularly well. I was struggling a bit with the timing on that,” assessed Murray jubilantly. “I think towards the end of the first set, we started to have a few more rallies. But the conditions were
The reigning US Open champion dropped his serve once but cashed four out of five break chances to prevail.
He will next face the Polish qualifier, Jerzy Janowicz, in the pre-quarters.