Murray prevails over Ginepri

Mason, August 18:

British teenager Andy Murray rallied on to beat American Robby Ginepri to reach the quarter-finals of the Western & Southern Financial Group Masters.

One day after he ended Roger Federer’s two-year run of 55 straight victories on the continent, Murray added to a modest run of wins that has marked him as an up-and-coming player. He could barely shuffle to the net after Ginepri’s short backhand return finished off the 7-6 (3), 2-6, 6-4 win. Murray’s next opponent will be Andy Roddick, who beat Argentina’s Juan Ignacio Chela 6-3, 6-4.

No 2 seed Rafael Nadal beat No 14 Tommy Haas 7-6 (5), 6-3. His next opponent is fellow Spaniard Juan Carlos Ferrero, who beat Robin Soderling 7-5, 6-4.

Ivan Ljubicic beat Dominik Hrbaty 7-5, 6-4 and will play Spain’s Tommy Robredo, who beat France’s Florent Serra 6-3, 6-1.