Murray beats Rafa; Cilic knocks off Roddick

Quarterfinals: Andy Murray (5) def Rafael Nadal (2) 6-3 7-6 3-0 - -
Quarterfinals: Marin Cilic (14) def Andy Roddick (7) 7-6 6-3 3-6 2-6 6-3

Andy Murray looked awesome and Rafa is hurting. His knee is really causing him problems and he had to retire in the third. I love Rafa; kind of worried about him. Hope his knee can recover by the French. He's an awesome player and great for the game; such a class guy.

Meanwhile, Andy Murray looks to be on a collision course with Roger Federer in the  finals if he can get by Marin Cilic, who is playing very good tennis right now.

Roddick was battling a bad shoulder throughout the match, but played like the gritty, tough competitor that he is. Cilic is a fine player.

An American has not won a major singles title since Roddick did it in 2003 at the U.S. Open. Maybe Roddick can get it done in another major this year.

Key quarterfinal matches tonight:

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Women's Singles - Quarterfinals
Na Li(CHN)[16] vs. Venus Williams(USA)[6]
Women's Singles - Quarterfinals
Serena Williams(USA)[1] vs. Victoria Azarenka(BLR)[7]
Men's Singles - Quarterfinals
Roger Federer(SUI)[1] vs. Nikolay Davydenko(RUS)[6]
Rod Laver Arena

19:30 Start

Men's Singles - Quarterfinals
Novak Djokovic(SRB)[3] vs. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga(FRA)[10]

Coverage tonight on ESPN2 begins at 8  and continues till 1 a.m. Then comes back on from 2:30a.m.-7 a.m. tomorrow. Tivo could play a major factor in this tourney.

Roger has a tough match. Davydenko beat Federer and Nadal in a tourney a couple of months back. He's a dangerous opponent.

Tsonga is a fun player to watch. Should be a good match with Djokovic.

Serena Williams is playing great. Venus could be challenged.