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After the Deluge, Day results pour in

Day 11 Open results


September 08, 2011 | 04:51 PM

After playing 4 games yesterday and 2 today on Armstrong, Roddick finally got on the only available completely dry court today, Court 13, in front of 550 spectators, and did what he hasn't done all year: beat someone ranked in the top 20. His highest ranked victim had been Verdasco, now #23 (two spots behind Andy). By beating #5 seed David Ferrer in 4 sets, 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, Andy will automatically move up 7 or 8 places to #13. Andy looked over-joyed to get the win regardless of the venue, his first other than Ashe since before he won the title in 2003.

Due to the bubble on Armstrong, Andy's was the last of the four 4th round matches to take the court today. Minutes after he won, Isner finished off Del Potro beater Gilles Simon, winning 3 tie-breakers in 4 sets to reach the quarters and improve his ATP-leading TB record to 33-19: 7-6 (2), 3-6, 7-6 (2), 7-6 (4). John will face Andy Murray in the quarters, and will move up the rankings right behind Roddick.

Murray dominated Donald Young 6-2, 6-3, 6-3, while Rafa came back from a break down in the 1st set to dominate Gilles Muller 7-1 in the tie-breaker and run off the next two sets 6-1, 6-2. He was also very happy to be off the court quickly, though he still free alluded to 'mistakes' made by tournament management yesterday.

With the women's quarters all out of the way today also, tonight in Ashe is dedicated to the Federer v Tsonga re-match from Wimbledon. I would say that Roger will not want to be bested again even by someone vying for his nickname, The Champ:

In the women's top half:

- Serena took care of A-Pav 7-6 (1), 6-1 after the two traded service breaks for 6 games at the start

- Wozniacki (The 'Wall'), up 6-1, 5-3, held off a late charge by Petco to take the 2nd set breaker 7-5

In the bottom:

- Stosur upset Zvonareva for the 8th time in a row, 6-3, 6-3, and has a golden opportunity to reach her first Open final

- #93 Angelique Kerber upset Flavia Pennetta on court 17, 6-4, 6-7, 6-3

Rick

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