(Photo of Victoria Azarenka by Alex Lee) Rafael Nadal looked as if he had the match firmly under his control in the third set when he was up a double-break at 3-0.That was when his game fell apart and the 6th seeded Argentine took advantage of Nadal’s poor play, as he went on to win the match 6-4, 3-6, 7-6(3).Murray capitalized on Verdasco’s injury to win the match 6-1, 6-2. If you’re not 100%, you have no chances to win against him.He will face Juan Martin del Potro, who defeated Rafael Nadal, in the semifinals. I was feeling pretty good for the match, and I was unlucky that this [injury] happened in the second game of the match.
Today I think I tried to be closer to the line, more in control, and just put the pressure on him.
For the most part, he played very well and he seemed to gain confidence as the match progressed.
“I have to be very happy with today’s performance, because I have been struggling to find a way to win against him in the last four encounters,” said Djokovic.
This match was very close and breaks of serve happened frequently.
In the end, Azarenka was able to defeat the experienced 8th seeded Kuznetsova in three sets 6-3, 2-6, 7-5.
He has so much potential, but he has been faultering in the big matches lately.