Andy Murray progresses to the quarter finals at Wimbledon with a straight-sets victory over Russian Mikhail Youzhny – but disappointment for Laura Robson as she leaves the tennis competition.
Murray came up against his toughest challenged so far at Wimbledon 2013 in the form of Russian 26-seed Mikhail Youzhny
He won the first set 6-4, but was then held to a tie-break in the second, a tie-break he looked close to losing after he went 5-2 down.
However, the 26-year-old battled back to win the second set, and then broke Youzhvny’s serve early in the third to go three games ahead.
Murray went on to dominate the third set, and one 6-1.
His victory came on the day that Britain’s best rated fmeale player, Laura Robson, left the competiton – as did the women’s no.1 player and tournament favourite Serena Williams.
Williams was beaten in three sets of the fourth round match by German Sabine Lisicki, ranked at 24th in the world – ending a 34-match winning streak for the American.
Williams, who was the overwhelming favourite to win Wimbledon, especially since her main rivals such as Maria Sharapova had earlier left the competition, was beaten 6-2, 1-6, 6-4 by the 23-year-old German.
Lisicki had to fight back in spectacular fashion from a 3-0 deficit in the final set to claim victory. She will go on to play Estonian Kaia Kanepi in the quarter finals.
Kanepi made it into the last eight after defeating Laura Robson, Britain’s top female player.
Robson became the first British woman to make it to the fourth round in 15 years when she beat New Zealander Marina Erakovic on Saturday, however, she was unable to keep her winning streak going against Kanepi.
The 19-year-old was beaten in straight sets, 7-6, 7-5.
Wimbledon has seen a number of high profile exits early in the competition, including Rafa Nadal, Roger Federer and Serena Williams’ other main rival Victoria Azarenka.
Andy Murray is currently playing Russian Mikhail Youzhny, the world number 26, on centre court.
Earlier on Monday Spanish fourth seed David Ferrer beat Croatia’s Ivan Dodig to progress to the quarter finals.