World No. 34 Mikhail Youzhny cruised through his opener at the Mutua Madrid Open on Monday, dismissing Spanish wild card Javier Marti 6-3, 6-2 in 75 minutes. The Russian converted five of his six break points and won 70 per cent of points on serve to advance at the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 clay-court tournament.
Fifth seed Richard Gasquet reached his fourth ATP World Tour quarter-final of the season on Thursday when he defeated World No. 81 Igor Kunitsyn of Russia 6-3, 6-2 in 71 minutes at the Open 13 in Marseille.
Second seed Tomas Berdych hit 10 aces and dropped 12 points on serve to beat fellow Czech Lukas Rosol 6-4, 6-2 in 76 minutes on Wednesday at the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament. It was his 10th match win of the season.
World No. 1 Novak Djokovic captured his fifth Grand Slam championship title as he defeated No. 2 Rafael Nadal 5-7, 6-4, 6-2, 6-7(5), 7-5 in an epic final contest at the Australian Open on Sunday night in Melbourne.
Top seed and defending champion Novak Djokovic defeated fifth seed David Ferrer of Spain 6-4, 7-6(4), 6-1 on Wednesday to set up an Australian Open semi-final against fourth-seeded Scot Andy Murray, which will be a repeat of last year's title match.
Four-time former Australian Open champion Roger Federer set a blockbuster quarter-final clash with Juan Martin del Potro after ending Australian teenager Bernard Tomic's campaign with a 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 win at Melbourne Park on Saturday night.