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Djokovic Wins Paris Masters, His 40th ATP World Tour Title

Djokovic winner

By Florian Heer

 

(November 3, 2013) PARIS – The last ATP Masters 1000 tournament of the season featured two of the top three players at the top of the rankings as world No. 2 Novak Djokovic met defending champion David Ferrer for the 16th time. Before Sunday’s final the Serb led 10-5 head-to-head and also won the last four meetings.

 

Sunday’s encounter became and exciting and highly entertaining one with long rallies, particularly at the beginning of the match. Ferrer gained his first break point after 18 minutes in the fifth game and capitalized on it through a beautiful drop shot after one of the week’s longest rallies – 36 shots. The Spaniard saved break points in the following and confirmed the lead. Djokovic was breathing heavily after six games already and it was the Serb, who paid the physical price for the tough rallies in the beginning of the match. From then on, however, Djokovic successfully tried to shorten the rallies. In a very efficient way, the 2009 Paris champion won four games in a row to take the opening frame after 53 minutes.

 

Ferrer grabbed the momentum back with a break in the opening game of the second set, which would become a copy of the first set. Again in the tenth game, the Spaniard couldn’t serve out  the set and Djokovic came back from 3-5 down to even at 5-5 in first place and eventually take the break in the twelfth game and therewith the match. After one hour and 52 minutes of a hard fight, Ferrer seemed to be tired and the “Djoker” took the encounter winning 7-5, 7-5. The Serb gained his sixth title of the season, the 40th in his career, and keeps his hopes alive for finishing No.1 by winning the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London next week.  “It’s always a pleasure to play against David,” Djokovic told the crowd at the fully packed Palais Omnisports in Bercy in his best French. “Today I was really lucky in the crucial parts of the match. The crowd was really great this week, without the supporters this would not have been possible. I worked really hard to play well here and I’m so happy to gain the title,” the Serb said.

 

“I am definitely playing the best tennis this year now. I’m playing on a very high level and have lots of confidence in myself, in my game.

“I knew that coming into the match I’m going to have to work for my points. He’s a great competitor, one of the most respected guys on tour because he works hard and he’s very humble and he’s a very nice person.

“It was very physical, trust me. But in the last few games of both sets it was mental in the end, just trying to show your opponent that you’re there, that you want to attack, that you want to take your opportunities.

“From tomorrow I’m going to start thinking about London. From tonight, actually. Because on Tuesday night I play Federer already, a huge challenge for me.”

 

“I think it was a really good match, really good rallies,“ Ferrer said. „I played maybe better than yesterday, and I lost.

“I am happy with my game, because the last few tournaments I [played well] and I am happy with myself. Now I want to relax and be with my team, and tomorrow I travel to London for the last tournament of the season.”

 

In the morning the two top-seeded doubles teams consisting of Bob & Mike Bryan as well as Alexander Peya and Bruno Soares, met for the title. In the opening set it was Soares of the Austrian-Brazilian-combination, who lost his serve twice and in the second, it was Peya. Consequently the US-American twins captured their 11th title of the season winning 6-3, 6-3 in one hour.

 

“It was great week for us,“ Bob Bryan said. “We’re very happy with our performance against a team that has had a fantastic year and who is playing with a lot of confidence at the moment. Hopefully this bodes well for the last tournament of the season.

“This city has been good to us during our careers. We appreciate the support from the Parisian crowd and today’s atmosphere was fantastic for doubles. We’ll travel onto London tonight and we look forward to playing at The O2, another venue where the spotlight shines brightly on our sport.”

 

“An extraordinary tournament with all the best players at the top of the game led to a fantastic week,” the tournament director Guy Forget concluded.

 

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Djokovic Beats Federer in Three Sets, Ferrer Stuns Nadal in Straight Sets to Reach Final of the BNP Paribas Masters

 

Roger Federer

Roger Federer

By Florian Heer

(November 2, 2013) PARIS – Super Saturday at the BNP Paribas Masters featured the top three players in the ATP World Tour Rankings. Three of the semi-finalists are former champions of Bercy and the other is a runner-up. It is the first time at the Palais Omnisports de Paris since 1989 that the top-three seeds are in the semis. Back then, the names were Boris Becker, Stefan Edberg and John McEnroe.

 

In the first singles match of the day fifth-seed Roger Federer, and the tournament’s No. 2 in person of Novak Djokovic, met for the 30th time. The Swiss was holding a 16-13 head to head advantage and it was their first meeting since last year’s encounter at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London with the Serb winning in straight sets. Djokovic gained his first break point in the opening game of the match after only two minutes but couldn’t capitalize on it. Federer was backed by the majority of the spectators, dictated the encounter in the first frame and took the first set after 46 minutes in the tenth game. It was also the Swiss, who broke serve in the opening game of the second set but this time Djokovic was able to gain the re-break. The world number two found his groove, broke serve in the sixth game and took the second frame in the ninth game. From then on Djokovic was in command of the match. The Serb broke Federer’s serve twice the third and seventh game of the final set to finally close the match out winning 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 after two hours. After the encounter, Djokovic gave some tennis lessons to Zlatan Ibrahimovic, famous football player of local club Paris St. Germain, who attended the tennis match. “No pressure, there are only 15.000 people watching you,” Djokovic encouraged the Swede to participate. The key was just to hang in there and stay with Roger in the match,” said Djokovic about today’s semi-final. “I knew that he (Federer) was going to be very aggressive from the start coming to the net. He used his opportunities really well. He was very efficient at the net. Then I tried to decrease the number of unforced errors and step in when it’s needed. I did pretty well in the second and the third,” the Serb concluded.

 

David Ferrer

David Ferrer

In the second semi-final, world No. 1 Rafael Nadal brought a 20-4 head to head record against defending champion David Ferrer. However, today it was the man from Valencia dictating the match right from the beginning. Ferrer broke serve in the third game, hitting great groundstrokes with a good angle and eventually took the opening frame in the ninth game. Ferrer saved four break points in the second game of the second set and refused letting Nadal settle any sort of rhythm. The world number three won more points from the baseline, avoided Nadal’s forehand as much as possible and had the opportunity to serve for the match in the tenth game of the encounter. Nadal broke service but wasn’t able to hold his serve on his own and eventually Ferrer closed the match out in the twelfth game winning 6-3, 7-5 in 98 minutes. It was Ferrer’s first win over Nadal since the Australian Open in 2011 and probably his best performance of the season. Moreover, Ferrer has reached a positive record on hard court against the Spanish number one, leading 4-3. “I’m very happy. I’m in the final again in Paris Bercy,” said Ferrer. “It was a very good match for me. I played maybe my best match this season. I was very aggressive with my forehand and with my shots. Paris is very special for me. I made my first final of a Grand Slam in Roland Garros and last year I won my first Masters 1000 title. Now I’m in the final again in Paris,” the 31-year-old Spaniard said.

 

RESULTS – SATURDAY, 2 NOVEMBER, 2013

Singles – Semi-finals
[3] D Ferrer (ESP) d [1] R Nadal (ESP) 63 75
[2] N Djokovic (SRB) d [5] R Federer (SUI) 46 63 62

Doubles – Semi-finals

[1] B Bryan (USA) / M Bryan (USA) d [4] I Dodig (CRO) / M Melo (BRA) 64 75
[2] A Peya (AUT) / B Soares (BRA) d M Mirnyi (BLR) / H Tecau (ROU) 36 62 10-3

SCHEDULE – SUNDAY, 3 NOVEMBER, 2013

COURT CENTRAL start 12:15 pm
[1] B Bryan (USA) / M Bryan (USA) vs [2] A Peya (AUT) / B Soares (BRA)

Not Before 3:00 pm
[3] D Ferrer (ESP) vs [2] N Djokovic (SRB)

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Nadal, Djokovic, Ferrer and Federer Reach Paris Semis

By Florian Heer

(November 1, 2013) PARIS – Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, David Ferrer and Roger Federer have reached the semifinals of the BNP Paribas Masters in Paris on Friday.

It was a very special quarterfinal Friday at the BNP Masters in Paris with all eight players in action, who qualified for next week’s Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London.

In the opening match on Centre Court of the Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy, second-seed and 2009 champion Novak Djokovic faced Stanislas Wawrinka. Djokovic has won the past twelve meetings including two epic five-setters at this year’s Australian Open and US Open. Friday it was again the Serbian, who had the better ending but in comparison to the encounters at the Grand Slams, quite effortless. Djokovic beat the Swiss No. 2, who qualified for the season finale for the very first time, in only 84 minutes winning 6-1, 6-4. “I am very satisfied with my great intensity from the start of the match. I tried to be as aggressive as possible when I had a shorter ball,” Djokovic said. “It tells a lot about the quality of this tournament when you see all the players in action today, who are going to London,” the world number two told about the field in Bercy.

In the next match, fifth-seeded Roger Federer took on world No. 4 Juan Martin Del Potro in a repeat of Sunday’s Basel final in which the Argentine won in three sets. Five days ago in Basel the spectators had to wait thirty minutes for the first break point opportunity. Today, the Swiss broke serve after only twelve minutes in the fourth game. Federer started aggressively trying to make his way to the net as often as possible, served big and took the first set in the ninth game. Although the 2011 Paris champion remained untroubled on most of his service games, Del Potro capitalized on his one and only break point chance on set point in the tenth game of the second frame. The final set became more even but it was Federer, who was able to gain the decisive break in the ninth game to earn a fully-deserved win by 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 in one hour and 43 minutes. “I was very happy with today’s match,” commented Federer. “I think it was a particularly good first set and a bit of a pity I couldn’t break early in the second. I think I did well today to start stronger this time around in the third set. It was something I couldn’t quite do in Basel. I think I was just overall hitting a better ball again today and moving well and taking good decisions time and time again, so I was very happy with my level of play today,” Federer analyzed afterwards.

For Federer it was his first win over a top ten player since January.

In the evening session more than 13,000 spectators in a fully-packed arena were watching how world No. 1 Rafael Nadal improved his head to head record against local hero, Richard Gasquet, to 12-0. The Spaniard, who has never won the ATP Masters in Paris, only needed 64 minutes to advance into the semis winning 6-4, 6-1.  “I’m sorry for Richard tonight but I think I played my best match here this week,” the top-seed said. “For most of the time during today’s match, I was in control of the point. I played with a lot of confidence from the baseline. I also remained calm and patient to wait for the right moment and then I was able to hit some forehand winners down the line, a shot which has given me a lot of points during the entire season,” Nadal analyzed his game. With this result, it has been the first time since Roland Garros in 2012 that the “Big three – Nadal, Djokovic, Federer” will be in a line-up for a semi-final on the ATP World Tour.

 

In the last match on, third-seeded and reigning champion in person of David Ferrer took on sixth-seed Tomas Berdych. The Czech is the only player in the top ten without a title this year and his only chance to improve this stat will be by capturing the title at the season finale in London. Although Ferrer had a very bad start into today’s encounter by losing his service in the very first game, it was the Spaniard having the better ending when the match went the distance. After two hours and four minutes, Ferrer closed the match out winning 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 to book his spot for an all-Spanish semi-final tomorrow.

RESULTS – FRIDAY, 1 NOVEMBER, 2013

Singles – Quarterfinals
[1] R Nadal (ESP) d [9] R Gasquet (FRA) 64 61
[2] N Djokovic (SRB) d [7] S Wawrinka (SUI) 61 64
[3] D Ferrer (ESP) d [6] T Berdych (CZE) 46 75 63
[5] R Federer (SUI) d [4] J Del Potro (ARG) 63 46 63

Doubles – Quarter-finals
[1] B Bryan (USA) / M Bryan (USA) d [8] A Qureshi (PAK) / J Rojer (NED) 36 63 10-5
[2] A Peya (AUT) / B Soares (BRA) d S Gonzalez (MEX) / S Lipsky (USA) 36 63 10-5
M Mirnyi (BLR) / H Tecau (ROU) d [3] M Granollers (ESP) / M Lopez (ESP) 63 64
[4] I Dodig (CRO) / M Melo (BRA) d [5] R Bopanna (IND) / E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) 76(5) 36 10-4

SCHEDULE – SATURDAY, 2 NOVEMBER, 2013

COURT CENTRAL start 11:45 am
M Mirnyi (BLR) / H Tecau (ROU) vs [2] A Peya (AUT) / B Soares (BRA)

Not Before 2:30 pm
[5] R Federer (SUI) vs [2] N Djokovic (SRB)

Not Before 5:00 pm
[1] R Nadal (ESP) vs [3] D Ferrer (ESP)
[1] B Bryan (USA) / M Bryan (USA) vs [4] I Dodig (CRO) / M Melo (BRA)

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Wawrinka and Gasquet Complete ATP World Tour Finals Singles Field

Richard Gasquet

Richard Gasquet

(October 31, 2013) Richard Gasquet and Stanislas Wawrinka claimed the last two singlesspots for the year-ending ATP World Tour Finals after Milos Raonic fell to Tomas Berdych 7-6 (13), 6-4 in the third round of the Paris Masters on Thursday.

Wawrinka and Gasquet will join Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, David Ferrer, Juan Martin del Potro, Tomas Berdych and Roger Federer in the final 8 in London beginning on November 4 at The O2 arena. Andy Murray had qualified for the event put withdrew due to back surgery.

For Wawrinka  he will be making his Barclays ATP World Tour Finals debut. This will be the first time that two Swiss players will be competing at year-ender.  For Gasquet this will be his second time he’s earned a spot at the ATP World. He participated in the event back in 2007.

Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi and Jean-Julien Rojer have earned a place in the doubles competition for the second straight year, after clinching their place on Thursday. Two spots remain to be claimed in the doubles field.

 

BNP Paribas Masters RESULTS – THURSDAY, 31 OCTOBER 2013

Singles – Third Round
[1] R Nadal (ESP) d [14] J Janowicz (POL) 75 64
[2] N Djokovic (SRB) d [13] J Isner (USA) 67(5) 61 62
[3] D Ferrer (ESP) d [15] G Simon (FRA) 62 63
[4] J Del Potro (ARG) d G Dimitrov (BUL) 36 63 64
[5] R Federer (SUI) d P Kohlschreiber (GER) 63 64
[6] T Berdych (CZE) d [10] M Raonic (CAN) 76(13) 64
[7] S Wawrinka (SUI) d [12] N Almagro (ESP) 63 62
[9] R Gasquet (FRA) d K Nishikori (JPN) 63 62

Doubles – Second Round

[1] B Bryan (USA) / M Bryan (USA) d M Fyrstenberg (POL) / M Matkowski (POL) 63 57 10-8
[2] A Peya (AUT) / B Soares (BRA) d F Fognini (ITA) / A Seppi (ITA) 76(4) 67(1) 10-8
[3] M Granollers (ESP) / M Lopez (ESP) d E Butorac (USA) / R Klaasen (RSA) 63 16 10-5
[4] I Dodig (CRO) / M Melo (BRA) d J Chardy (FRA) / G Simon (FRA) 63 62
M Mirnyi (BLR) / H Tecau (ROU) d [6] D Marrero (ESP) / F Verdasco (ESP) 67(3) 75 10-8
[8] A Qureshi (PAK) / J Rojer (NED) d J Benneteau (FRA) / N Zimonjic (SRB) 64 64

SCHEDULE – FRIDAY, 1 NOVEMBER, 2013

COURT CENTRAL start 2:00 pm
[7] S Wawrinka (SUI) vs [2] N Djokovic (SRB)
[5] R Federer (SUI) vs [4] J Del Potro (ARG)

Not Before 7:30 pm
[1] R Nadal (ESP) vs [9] R Gasquet (FRA)

Not Before 8:30 pm
[3] D Ferrer (ESP) vs [6] T Berdych (CZE)

COURT 1 start 2:00 pm

M Mirnyi (BLR) / H Tecau (ROU) vs [3] M Granollers (ESP) / M Lopez (ESP)
S Gonzalez (MEX) / S Lipsky (USA) vs [2] A Peya (AUT) / B Soares (BRA)
[1] B Bryan (USA) / M Bryan (USA) vs [8] A Qureshi (PAK) / J Rojer (NED)
[4] I Dodig (CRO) / M Melo (BRA) vs [5] R Bopanna (IND) / E Roger-Vasselin (FRA)

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Djokovic Passes Test Against Qualifier; Tsonga Falls to Nishikori and Out of Contention for London Year-End

 

Novak Djokovic3

(October 29, 2013) Novak Djokovic moved into the third round of the BNP Paribas Masters in Paris with a tough win over 22-year-old French qualifier Pierre-Hugues Herbert 7-6(3) 6-3.

Herbert kept pace with Djokovic in the first set and at one point had two set points. Djokovic dismissed them and forced a tiebreak, which the Serb won 7-3. This was only Herbet’s second appearance in an ATP main draw.

Djokovic built a 5-0 lead in the second set when his opponent went on a 3 game run breaking Djokovic as he served for the match.

Kei Nishikori dashed the London hopes for Jo-Wilfried Tsonga saving 2 match points and beating the Frenchman 1-6, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (7). The loss means that  Tsonga‘s quest for a spot in next week’s ATP World Tour Finals is officially over.

 

RESULTS – TUESDAY, 29 OCTOBER 2013

Singles – Second Round
[2] N Djokovic (SRB) d [Q] P Herbert (FRA) 76(3) 63
K Nishikori (JPN) d [8] J Tsonga (FRA) 16 76(4) 76(7) – saved 2 M.P.
[9] R Gasquet (FRA) d F Verdasco (ESP) 75 67(6) 63
[14] J Janowicz (POL) d [Q] S Giraldo (COL) 76(3) 63

Singles – First Round

M Granollers (ESP) d D Tursunov (RUS) 64 64
[WC] N Mahut (FRA) d A Dolgopolov (UKR) 76(6) 61
*[LL] P Andujar (ESP) d V Pospisil (CAN) 64 26 64
K Anderson (RSA) d M Youzhny (RUS) 46 76 21 ret. (right elbow)
G Dimitrov (BUL) d [WC] M Llodra (FRA) 67(5) 63 63
I Dodig (CRO) d E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) 76(6) 64
[Q] M Przysiezny (POL) d J Nieminen (FIN) 63 76(6)

Doubles – First Round
J Isner (USA) / N Monroe (USA) d J Marray (GBR) / I Sijsling (NED) 36 63 10-4
S Gonzalez (MEX) / S Lipsky (USA) d J Murray (GBR) / J Peers (AUS) 64 75
F Fognini (ITA) / A Seppi (ITA) d T Huey (PHI) / D Inglot (GBR) 76(5) 63

*[LL] P Andujar (ESP) replaced G Monfils (FRA) – left wrist

SCHEDULE – WEDNESDAY, 30 OCTOBER, 2013

COURT CENTRAL start 10:30 am
[3] D Ferrer (ESP) vs L Rosol (CZE)
[WC] N Mahut (FRA) vs [15] G Simon (FRA)
M Cilic (CRO) vs [4] J del Potro (ARG)
[1] R Nadal (ESP) vs M Granollers (ESP)
Not Before 7:30 pm
[5] R Federer (SUI) vs K Anderson (RSA)
Not Before 8:30 pm
[10] M Raonic (CAN) vs [Q] R Haase (NED)

COURT 1 start 11:00 am

[13] J Isner (USA) vs [Q] M Przysiezny (POL)
I Dodig (CRO) vs [12] N Almagro (ESP)
[7] S Wawrinka (SUI) vs F Lopez (ESP)
[16] F Fognini (ITA) vs G Dimitrov (BUL)
P Kohlschreiber (GER) vs [11] T Haas (GER)
[LL] P Andujar (ESP) vs [6] T Berdych (CZE)

COURT 2 start 11:00 am

M Mirnyi (BLR) / H Tecau (ROU) vs L Kubot (POL) / R Lindstedt (SWE)
L Dlouhy (CZE) / E Gulbis (LAT) vs J Benneteau (FRA) / N Zimonjic (SRB)
Not Before 2:00 pm
[WC] K De Schepper (FRA) / P Herbert (FRA) vs M Fyrstenberg (POL) / M Matkowski (POL)
J Isner (USA) / N Monroe (USA) vs [5] R Bopanna (IND) / E Roger-Vasselin (FRA)
M Llodra (FRA) / N Mahut (FRA) vs E Butorac (USA) / R Klaasen (RSA)
[7] D Nestor (CAN) / L Paes (IND) vs S Gonzalez (MEX) / S Lipsky (USA)

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Back From Doping Ban, Marin Cilic Happy as “a kid playing for the first time,” after Opening Win at Paris Masters

Marin Cilic

(October 28, 2013) Marin Cilic returned to the ATP Tour on Monday following a four month ban due to doping. He was originally supposed to be banned for nine months after the international Tennis Federation said he failed a test for the banned stimulant nikethamide.

The Croatian was joyous after his first round win at the Paris Masters on Monday stopping Igor Sijsling 5-7, 6-1, 6-4.

Cilic said in a news conference “I felt like a kid playing for the first time.”

“The feeling was amazing just to be back on the court, to be competing and I enjoyed every moment.

“My thoughts were just on how much I am enjoying it and how I am happy to be back on the court.”

No. 1 Rafael Nadal told media that he was happy that Cilic was back on tour. The Spaniard said that Cilic was a good guy and a great player and if he’s back on tour that it’s fair.

ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Paris, France  (+1 hour GMT)
28 October-3 November 2013     Surface: Indoor Hard

RESULTS – MONDAY, 28 OCTOBER 2013

Singles – First Round
[Q] S Giraldo (COL) d [WC] A Mannarino (FRA) 63 26 64
F Verdasco (ESP) d E Gulbis (LAT) 76(3) 76(5)
K Nishikori (JPN) d J Benneteau (FRA) 64 62
L Rosol (CZE) d J Chardy (FRA) 63 64
[Q] R Haase (NED) d D Istomin (UZB) 76(8) 63
P Kohlschreiber (GER) d A Seppi (ITA) 63 36 64
M Cilic (CRO) d [Q] I Sijsling (NED) 57 61 64
F Lopez (ESP) d [Q] B Tomic (AUS) 64 67(4) 76(1)
[Q] P Herbert (FRA) d B Paire (FRA) 62 62

Doubles – First Round

J Chardy (FRA) / G Simon (FRA) d [WC] A Mannarino (FRA) / G Monfils (FRA) 67(4) 63 10-7

SCHEDULE – TUESDAY, 29 OCTOBER, 2013

COURT CENTRAL start 11:00 am
[WC] M Llodra (FRA) vs G Dimitrov (BUL)
*Lucky Loser vs V Pospisil (CAN)
[9] R Gasquet (FRA) vs F Verdasco (ESP)
Not Before 7:30 pm
K Nishikori (JPN) vs [8] J Tsonga (FRA)
Not Before 8:30 pm
[Q] P Herbert (FRA) vs [2] N Djokovic (SRB)

COURT 1 start 11:00 am
[Q] M Przysiezny (POL) vs J Nieminen (FIN)
[WC] N Mahut (FRA) vs A Dolgopolov (UKR)
E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) vs I Dodig (CRO)
D Tursunov (RUS) vs M Granollers (ESP)
K Anderson (RSA) vs M Youzhny (RUS)
[Q] S Giraldo (COL) vs [14] J Janowicz (POL)

COURT 2 start 2:00 pm

J Isner (USA) / N Monroe (USA) vs J Marray (GBR) / I Sijsling (NED)
Not Before 4:00 pm
T Huey (PHI) / D Inglot (GBR) vs F Fognini (ITA) / A Seppi (ITA) – Possible Court Change
S Gonzalez (MEX) / S Lipsky (USA) vs J Murray (GBR) / J Peers (AUS)

*Lucky Loser to replace G Monfils (FRA) – left wrist

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Monday Schedules for Paris and Nanjing Tennis Tournaments

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ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Paris, France  (+1 hour GMT)
28 October-3 November 2013     Surface: Indoor Hard

SCHEDULE – MONDAY, 28 OCTOBER 2013

CENTRAL COURT start 11:00 am
L Rosol (CZE) vs J Chardy (FRA)
F Lopez (ESP) vs [Q] B Tomic (AUS)
E Gulbis (LAT) vs F Verdasco (ESP)

Not Before 7:30 pm
K Nishikori (JPN) vs J Benneteau (FRA)

Not Before 8:30 pm
B Paire (FRA) vs [Q] P Herbert (FRA)

COURT 1 start 11:00 am
[WC] A Mannarino (FRA) vs [Q] S Giraldo (COL)
D Istomin (UZB) vs [Q] R Haase (NED)
[Q] I Sijsling (NED) vs M Cilic (CRO)
A Seppi (ITA) vs P Kohlschreiber (GER)

COURT TBA start 4:00 pm
Not Before 4:00 pm
J Chardy (FRA) / G Simon (FRA) vs [WC] A Mannarino (FRA) / G Monfils (FRA)

2013 NANJING LADIES OPEN
Nanjing, China
October 28-November 3, 2013
$125,000/WTA 125K Series
Hard/Outdoors

Order Of Play - Monday, October 28, 2013
Court A (from 11.00hrs)
1. Irina-Camelia Begu vs. Daria Gavrilova
2. Ajla Tomljanovic vs. Olga Puchkova
3. Caroline Garcia vs. Zheng Saisai
4. Doi/Xu vs. Begu/Wickmayer

Court B (from 11.00hrs)

1. Risa Ozaki vs. Anna Schmiedlova
2. Anna-Lena Friedsam vs. Katarzyna Piter
3. Tereza Mrdeza vs. Alla Kudryavtseva
4. Gajdosova/Gavrilova vs. Liang/Sun

Court 1 (from 11.00hrs)
1. Tang/Yang vs. Wang/Zhang
2. Shvedova/Zhang vs. Dubois/Han
3. Liu/Tian vs. Chen/Sun (NB 15.00hrs)

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Ferrer Defeats Qualifier Janowicz for Paris Masters Title

(November 4, 2012) World No. 5 David Ferrer won his first Masters 1000 of his career by defeating qualifier Jerzy Janowicz 6-4, 6-3 on Sunday for BNP Paribas Masters crown. This was the Spaniard’s fourth masters final.

Poland’s Janowicz, ranked 69th in the world coming into the tournament knocked out five of the top 20 players in the world including No. 3 Andy Murray to advance to the final. His ranking will move up to No. 26 in the world.

Ferrer now leads the tour this year in titles won with seven. Ferrer heads to London to play the ATP World Tour Finals next.

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BNP Paribas Masters Paris – Monday Results, Tuesday Schedule

RESULTS – MONDAY, 29 OCTOBER, 2012

Singles – First Round
G Simon (FRA) d M Baghdatis (CYP) 75 61
[WC] B Paire (FRA) d P Andujar (ESP) 63 64
K Anderson (RSA) d T Bellucci (BRA) 62 61
A Seppi (ITA) d M Klizan (SVK) 62 26 76(5)
[Q] J Janowicz (POL) d P Kohlschreiber (GER) 76(5) 64
J Benneteau (FRA) d V Troicki (SRB) 64 75
A Ramos (ESP) d F Lopez (ESP) 76(5) 64
C Berlocq (ARG) d D Istomin (UZB) 76(2) 62
M Granollers (ESP) d M Youzhny (RUS) 64 63
[Q] A Falla (COL) d F Mayer (GER) 76(3) 62

Doubles – First Round
C Fleming (GBR) / R Hutchins (GBR) d J Isner (USA) / S Querrey (USA) 67(4) 76(4) 10-7
M Cilic (CRO) / M Melo (BRA) d J Chardy (FRA) / L Kubot (POL) 63 64
C Kas (GER) / A Seppi (ITA) d J Knowle (AUT) / F Polasek (SVK) 67(10) 76(4) 10-6
SCHEDULE – TUESDAY, 30 OCTOBER, 2012

COURT CENTRAL start 11:00 am
J Chardy (FRA) vs [Q] G Garcia-Lopez (ESP)
[WC] P Mathieu (FRA) vs [Q] R Bautista-Agut (ESP)
R Stepanek (CZE) vs [WC] M Llodra (FRA)
Not Before 7:30 PM
[6] J Tsonga (FRA) vs J Benneteau (FRA)
Not Before 8:30 PM
A Seppi (ITA) vs [5] T Berdych (CZE)

COURT 1 start 11:00 am
J Melzer (AUT) vs [Q] G Dimitrov (BUL)
[Q] J Janowicz (POL) vs [13] M Cilic (CRO)
A Dolgopolov (UKR) vs [Q] I Sijsling (NED)
F Verdasco (ESP) vs S Querrey (USA)
[WC] B Paire (FRA) vs [15] K Nishikori (JPN)
[16] S Wawrinka (SUI) vs C Berlocq (ARG)

COURT 2 start 2:00 pm
P Kohlschreiber (GER) / F Mayer (GER) vs P Hanley (AUS) / J Marray (GBR)
F Lopez (ESP) / N Zimonjic (SRB) vs M Llodra (FRA) / E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) – After Suitable Rest

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BNP Paribas Masters from Paris on ESPN3 This Week

(October 29, 2012) ESPN3 will have 65 hours of live action from the BNP Paribas Masters this week. Here is the schedule:

 

Date Time (ET) Match Network
Tue, Oct 30 6 a.m. – 6 p.m. First and Second Round Matches ESPN3
Wed, Oct 31 5:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Second Round ESPN3
Thur, Nov 1 5:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Round of 16 ESPN3
Fri, Nov 2 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Quarterfinals #1, #2 ESPN3
2:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Quarterfinals #3, #4 ESPN3
Sat, Nov 3 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Semifinals ESPN3
Sun, Nov 4 9 a.m. – Noon Championship ESPN3
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