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Best Pics from Australian Open 2012 Day 4

Maria Sharapova at 2012 Australian Open

As the first Grand Slam tournament of year started this week, I am trying to follow the live action as much as I can, but still can’t see all the matches. So, I decided to make photo reviews of the most interesting moments of the day for myself and all tennis lovers out there. Hope you’ll like it!

So, here is My daily photo summary from Australian Open 2012

Andy Murray Withdraws from ATP World Tour Finals

Britain Tennis ATP Finals

The British No. 1 Andy Murray has pulled out from the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals due to a groin injury, and Serbian World No. 9 Janko Tipsarevic is set to take his place in Group A.

The world No. 3 said that it was a very difficult decsion for him, because the season-ending finale has been on of the best tournaments to play and took the whole season to qualify.

Murray confessed that he had not been able to practice properly last week, after injuring his groin during training last Monday before. He lost in straight sets to David Ferrer of Spain in his opening match.

ATP World Tour Finals Players Gala

ATP Players at the ATP World Tour Finals Gala

The top eight  ATP tennis players Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray, Roger Federer, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Mardy Fish, David Ferrer and Tomas Berdych took part in the ATP World Tour Finals Gala held at Battersea Power Station in West London.

‘A Night With The Stars’ tennis event supported by Moët & Chandon was intended to raise the funds for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity. The players, most coming with girlfriends, looked dapper in suits and more than elegant.

Murray Paradox

Andy Murray Shanghai Rolex Masters title

Andy Murray has been showing some incredible results lately, winning three tournaments in as many weeks, including ATP Masters 1000 Tournament in Shanghai. This is a milestone achieved by only a few players. By defending the title in Shanghai, the British number one officially became the third-ranked player in ATP, and is likely to finish the year on the third place.

Well, of course many will say that Shanghai Rolex Masters field was not very strong, due to the absence of red-hot Djokovic, always strong Federer, as well as Soderling and Del Potro, and after Nadal, Fish and several other top players were ousted in earlier rounds, yet it can’t be used as a reason to diminish Murray’s achievement, and the tremendous form he showed during the last three weeks. The Scott should only regret that the top form visited him two weeks after the last Grand Slam tournament of 2011 was over, and three months ahead of the Australian Open 2012.

Shanghai Masters Quater-Finals Results

David Ferrer Win over Andy Roddick

Friday was the time of quater-final battles at Shanghai Rolex Masters.

The first match of the day featured a battle of two famed veterans, No. 3 seed David Ferrer up against Andy Roddick, seeded No. 10th. It was yet another dramatic match for the Spaniard, who had to battle all the way from losing the first set at tie-break.

Ferrer got his game to another level in the second set, taking it by storm at 6-2. In the early games of the third set, Roddick earned three break-points, but failed to realize them, boosting Ferrer’s confidence.