Jan 7 press roundup

Tennis-Nadal, Federer, Murray through to quarter-finals

“Although I lost my concentration for a while in the second set, I really played well today,” said Nadal, who had a similarly easy win over Fabrice Santoro on Tuesday.

Tennis: Nadal and Federer edge closer to another re-match

“It’s good if you are winning by this score against a tough opponent: I am pleased that I am playing well and pleased to be in the quarter-finals,” Nadal enthused.

“It’s warmer today (Wednesday), which is better for the body and better for the tennis and better for everyone.”

Nadal, Federer, Murray, Roddick all reach Doha QFs

The top-seeded world No. 1 Nadal drilled helpless Slovakian qualifier Karol Beck 6-1, 6-2 on the hardcourts at Khalifa Tennis Complex.