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Melbourne, Australia (SportsNetwork.com) - Tomas Berdych picked a good time to end his lengthy losing streak to Rafael Nadal, while Andy Murray continued his run toward another Australian Open final. Tuesdays first mens quarterfinal was never close and the second wasnt much more competitive. Berdych became the first player to stamp his ticket into the semifinals following a shocking 6-2, 6-0, 7-6 (7-5) win over the second-seeded former world No. 1 Nadal at the years first Grand Slam event. Murray, a three-time Aussie Open runner-up, then dispatched 19-year-old Aussie crowd favorite Nick Kyrgios, 6-3, 7-6 (7-5), 6-3. The third-seeded Nadal was able to fend off a pair of match points in his final service game of the third set, but was unable to overcome a 2-5 deficit in the tiebreak. With the No. 7 seed Berdych up 6-5, Nadal sent the backhand of Berdychs serve into the net and the Czech officially put his straight-set triumph into the books. Berdych had dropped 17 consecutive matches to last years Aussie Open finalist Nadal, a streak that dated back to 2007. He also reached his second straight Aussie semi. The big-hitting Berdych had been 3-18 lifetime against Nadal, including a loss in the 2010 Wimbledon final. Nadal owns 14 major titles, including a lone Aussie championship in 2009. Hes also a two-time runner-up at Melbourne Park, including last year against Stan Wawrinka. It just was not my day, said Nadal. I didnt play with the right intensity, with the right rhythm, and the opponent played better than me. You have to play well to win against a player like Tomas. I didnt play my best today. He played better than me and thats it. Thats sport. Sometimes, almost every time, it is simple: the player who plays better, the player who is able to maintain the better rhythm, the better concentration, play with less mistakes, is the player who has more success. And today this player has been Tomas. Meanwhile, Murray was in command throughout against Kyrgios and didnt face a break point against his serve until the seventh game of the third set. He advanced to the semifinals for the fifth time in the last six years, bouncing back from a quarterfinal loss to Roger Federer last year. The sixth-seeded Scot broke for a 4-2 lead in the first set and won a tight tiebreak in the second before breaking serve for another 4-2 lead in the third. Kyrgios finally answered with a break, but Murray responded with one of his own for a 5-3 advantage and held serve to finish the match in just over two hours. Im happy. Its nice to be in the latter stages of a slam again, said Murray. Im happy with that. Obviously we want to do the best possible, but all you can do is prepare as best you can, which I certainly did over the past few weeks and months, and have given myself an opportunity. Maybe I wont play well in a couple of days; maybe I play great. I dont know. But Ive given myself a good opportunity again, and hopefully I can use it to my advantage. The two-time Grand Slam champion Murray will meet Berdych in the semis. Mens quarterfinal play will continue Wednesday. The fourth-seeded defending Melbourne champion Wawrinka will face fifth-seeded U.S. Open runner-up Kei Nishikori and the evening match will feature four-time Aussie winner Novak Djokovic against eighth-seeded Canadian slugger Milos Raonic. Djokovic is a perfect 4-0 versus Raonic, while Wawrinka is 2-1 lifetime against Nishikori, although the Japanese star captured their last meeting in the U.S. Open quarterfinals back in September. The world No. 1 Djokovic is the reigning Wimbledon champion who is seeking an eighth Grand Slam title. He captured three straight Aussie crowns from 2011-13. Taylor Leier Jersey . As the Winnipeg Blue Bombers opened their main training camp Sunday, Kuale is one of the newcomers brought in to bolster a sagging defence that ranked overall where the Bombers finished 2013, in the CFL cellar with a league high 585 points against. Sean Couturier Jersey . The defending champions sent their preliminary list to FIFA on Tuesday, with coach Vicente del Bosque to announce the final 23-man squad on May 25. Costa is set to lead the attack in his native Brazil, with Atletico Madrid teammate David Villa and Chelseas Fernando Torres also included, while David de Gea replaces injured goalkeeper Victor Valdes. http://www.nhlflyersproauthentic.com/chris-pronger-hockey-jersey/. Luis Enrique signed the deal with club president Josep Bartomeu two days after it was announced by the club. That was two days after coach Gerardo Martino stepped down when Barcelona finished its first season without a major trophy in six years. Matt Read Jersey . -- The Sacramento Kings have claimed forward Travis Outlaw off waivers under the NBAs new amnesty provision, filling out the frontcourt with another veteran. Colin McDonald Jersey . -- Jerry Rice Jr.Andy Murray lost his temper on the way to a 6-7 6-4 6-3 defeat at the hands of Grigor Dimitrov in the third round of the Miami Open. Murray struggled through most of the match and his frustration boiled over in the second set, when he repeatedly smashed his racquet against his bag to earn a warning from the umpire.That came at the low point of the match for Murray, who won the opening set on a tie-break but was never consistently able to deal with the Bulgarians heavy groundstrokes. Grigor Dimitrov produced this outstanding volley in his 3rd round match against Andy Murray at the Miami Masters Murray secured the first break of the evening in the third game but, as it would prove throughout the match, he could not take advantage of his lead and gave the break straight back to Dimitrov.The rest of the set went with serve, and Murray found some inspiration in the tie-break to take a 4-0 lead and take it 7-1 with life suddenly looking rosier for the British No 1 and second seed.But it was Dimitrov who was inspired in the opening game of the second set, breaking Murray to love, and when he made it 3-0 Murray slunk back to his seat and took out his frustrations on his equipment. Murray congratulates Grigor Dimitrov after a punishing three-set battle There was a response from Murray, who broke to close the deficit to 4-2, and he had a chance when Dimitrov served for the set at 5-4, only to waste a break point and see his opponent level the match on his third set point.The match was at Murrays mercy early in the decider, with a break seeing him into a 3-1 lead, but just as in the first set he gave that break straight back.Unforced errors continued to pile up for the second seed and Dimitrov broke to lead 4-3, before repeating the dose to close out the match in the ninth game, with Murray clearly in no mood for a battle. Grigor Dimitrov is looking to return to the 2014 form that saw him in the worlds top 10 after beating Andy Murray in the 3rd round of the Miami Open Coming into the third set I knew Andy is going to run down every shot and he was up a break, Dimitrov told Sky Sports.dddddddddddd That didnt discourage me but I felt I was striking the ball back and I thought I would get a chance and I saw that opportunity and I was on top of my game when it came. Physically felt fine and so it is on to the next one. Andy Murray smashes his racquet against his bag several times after being broken by Grigor Dimitrov in the Miami Open I have been working a lot, my main goal was to leave myself on the court and that is what I did. I took my opportunities, my break point percentage was high and that gave me a pretty comfortable advantage.Murray stormed off court as soon as the handshakes had been completed, and will now head back to Europe for the start of the claycourt season, with his next appearance at the Monte Carlo Masters next month. Also See: ATP schedule Tennis on Sky Latest scores Get a NOW TV pass Video Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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