Andy Murray shuts down reporter for ignoring women's tennis

Andy Murray shuts down reporter for ignoring women's tennis

This isn't the first time that Murray has stood up for women's tennis players.

He will be wary of Querrey, who ended Djokovic's title defence 12 months ago, and said: "Sam obviously likes the conditions here".

And though the stands tried to be his physio, his therapist, his cheerleader - as if decibels alone would carry his shots where they wanted them to go - it was a losing battle. "Unfortunately today was the worst day".

"Now I'll sit down with my team and look at the longer term, and come up with a plan for what I have to do next".

"It's not a time and place for me to talk about the details", Djokovic said after pulling out while trailing 7-6 (2), 2-0.

Time off has paid dividends for Roger Federer, who missed the last half of 2016 to allow his surgically repaired left knee heal, then skipped the clay-court season this year. The American held his nerves to claim the final set 6-1, and thus eliminated Murray from the tournament. Should he survive that, he'll have to play the winner of a section of the bracket that includes Djokovic (2), Roger Federer (3), Milos Raonic (6), and Tomas Berdych (11).

BENT double, face contorted, racquet planted on the turf as a makeshift crutch.

That game was the eighth of the second set, the opener won 6-3 without hitting third gear.

He has won every set he's played this fortnight, the only semifinalist who can make that claim.

Murray did some straight talking in his post-match conference, pointing out that he had his chances to finish the match in straight sets. He also managed to move past one really bad mistake in the third-set tiebreaker: an overhead that he dumped into the bottom of the net. "So he was dictating all of the points".

Topics such as sexism and homosexuality have been doing the rounds of late in the world of Tennis.

So is No. 4 Nadal, a two-time champion who lost in the fourth round. The slightly bent frame, a trace of a drag in the gait that later turned into a pronounced limp - hampering his court coverage and serve - gave it away. "The pendulum swings both ways".

"I think the thing I was most impressed with, at least the years I've been on tour, he was extremely sharp mentally always in the right moments, just always on top of things", he said of Federer.

Murray, meanwhile, has been dealing with that hip.