Murray Wins As Raonic Eliminates Stan

Second seed Andy Murray won his Australian Open men’s singles fourth round encounter against Bernard Tomic in straight sets on Monday in Melbourne.  The Scot slayed the Aussie 6-4, 6-4, 7-6 in a good workout that lasted two-and-a-half hours at the Rod Laver Arenal.  Murray meets David Ferrer in the quarter-finals.

The upset of the day saw 13th seeded Canadian Milos Raonic eliminate 2014 winner Stanislas Wawrinka.  Raonic raced into a 6-4, 6-3 lead before the Swiss stormed back 7-5, 6-4.  The Canadian wrapped up the deciding set 6-3 to book a place in the quarter-finals.

The battle last seven minutes shy of seven hours.  Raonic served down 24 aces but will want to improve on his 53 unforced errors when he meets Gael Monfils next.  The Frenchman took care of Andrey Kuznetsov 7-5, 3-6, 6-3, 7-6.

South Africa’s Raven Klaasen and American doubles partner Rajeev Ram won their men’s doubles third round tie against the Bryan brothers, Mike and Bob.  Klaasen and Ram defeated the famed American duo 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 to progress to the quarter-finals.