2014/04/23

Swiss Countrymen Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka to Meet in Monte Carlo Final

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(April 19, 2014) It will be an all-Swiss battle for the Monte Carlo Rolex Masters crown on Sunday as Roger Federer beat an injured defending champion Novak Djokovic and Stanislas Wawrinka stopped David Ferrer to set up the final.

Federer who came in as a wild card defeated Djokovic 7-5, 6-2. Djokovic was dealing with a wrist injury since the beginning of the tournament and it was heavily bandaged for his match on Saturday. The world No. 2 Djokovic was toe-to-toe with Federer until the end of the first set, after that Djokovic appeared to be in pain.

Wawrinka dominated David Ferrer in first set and held steady at the end of the second set for a 6-1, 7-6(3). Ferrer played an aggressive game hitting 31 winners past Ferrer.

Sunday’s final will be the first all-Swiss final since 2000 when Marc Rosset beat Federer in Marseille. It will be No. 3 Wawrinka versus No. 4 Federer as the pair meet in a final for the first time. Federer leads their head-to-head 13-1 overall, with his only loss coming in Monte Carlo in 2009.

Wawrinka hopes to win his first Masters Series title and third title overall for 2014. Federer is looking for his first title in Monte Carlo, he lost three straight finals to Rafael Nadal from 2006-2008.

 

 

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David Ferrer “Three-Peats” in Buenos Aires

David Ferrer

David Ferrer

(February 16, 2014) David Ferrer won his third straight Copa Claro title, beating Fabio Fognini 6-4, 6-3 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It’s Ferrer’s 21 ATP World Tour crown.

Ferrer ended a seven-match losing streak in tour-level finals, winning his first title since last year’s Copa Claro.

Ferrer became the first player to win three straight Buenos Aires titles, marking his third three-peat on the ATP World Tour – Auckland (2011-13), Acapulco (2010-12).


“The key was I played consistent all the match, very solid, and in important moments I played better than Fabio,” Ferrer said. “I’m happy for my new title. The last seven finals I lost, and this time I can change my luck so I’m happy for that. I try to always do my best and finally I can win again another title.”

“Of course I’m happy and confident with my game because I won a new [title], but now I will like to enjoy tonight and tomorrow to be focused for Rio de Janeiro. It’s going to be a new tournament, a big tournament also, and I hope to play similar to this week.”

“It’s always difficult to play against him because he’s a really good fighter, but I’m still happy because it was another great week for me,” said Fognini said. I played my second final in two weeks. I’m in a good way. Now it’s time to rest, recover well and see you in Rio.”

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Catching up with David Ferrer and John Isner

Catching up with David Ferrer and John Isner by James A. Crabtree

John Isner and David Ferrer meet fans at the Prince Hub at the Crown Entertainment Complex in Melbourne

John Isner (L) and David Ferrer (R) meet fans at the Prince Hub at the Crown Entertainment Complex in Melbourne

(January 12, 2014) MELBOURNE – During a hectic schedule prior to their 2014 Australian Open campaigns I had the chance to catch up with world No. 3 David Ferrer and American No. 1 John Isner for an informal Q & A at the Prince Hub Tennis Live Site, with a focus away from the court.

 

Who do you travel with?

David Ferrer: I travel with my team and coach and girlfriend. I spend the time waiting for planes watching movies and reading.

John Isner: I travel with my team, my brother also. He can be tough to travel with, he can cause some trouble. I’d like to travel with my dog Miguel I don’t see him often but I can’t live without him, he’s a cocker spaniel.

 

Name your favorite Actor, Actress and Movie

DF: My best Actress would be Julia Roberts and actor would be Robert De Niro. And I would not see ever myself acting after my career (laughs).

JI: Favorite movie has gotta be Saving Private Ryan. Favourite actress would be Megan Fox although she is a little out of the scene at the moment now, isn’t she?

 

Favorite place to play?

DF: Of course I love being in Spain but I love the grand slams because they are special.

JI:The tournaments which are close to home and close to where I went to school are great for the support but I do love the grand slams also.

 

Which family members have been most important to you during your journey?

DF: My whole family.  Everyone.

JI: Gotta be my mom.

 

You are both pretty good at tennis, but what are you bad at?

DF: Playing at other sports like football. I play but I am not good. The best out of the tennis players is Rafael Nadal. Feliciano Lopez is the most funny guy.

JI: I suck at soccer. I’ve got confidence with basketball.

 

What would you be doing if you were not playing tennis, and where do you see yourself in ten years?

DF: Still something about tennis I believe. Everything is tennis, tennis is everything.

JI: I don’t think I will be involved too much in tennis in ten years. One of my biggest achievements was starting my own charity, raising money for the cancer hospital that treated my mother. I would like to do more with that.

James Crabtree is a journalist living in Melbourne. Follow him on twitter @JamesACrabtree

 

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Tennis News & Net Notes

 

 

 

David Ferrer

Reem Abulleil of Sport360 reports that No. 3 David Ferrer has split with his coach of 15 years – Javier Piles and will be working with Jose Altur beginning the 2014 season.

“I broke my relation with Javier, it was okay, we didn’t have any personal problems. We worked together for many years and we decided to end the coaching relationship,” Ferrer said.

 

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Spanish player Guillermo Olaso has been banned from tennis for five years and fined $25,000 for match-fixing by the Tennis Integrity Unit.

The No. 236th-ranked Olaso was found guilty of three corruption offenses in 2010. The TIU says will not have to serve the final 18 months of his suspension if he repays the $25,000 fine and attends anti-corruption and rehabilitation programs.

 

Latest Australian Open Withdrawals – Urszula Radwanska has withdrawn due to injury. While Nadia Petrova has pulled out as she lost her mother in a car accident earlier in the month.

 

Viña del Mar will have three Top 20 players in 2014 with Nicolas Almagro, Fabio Fognini and Tommy Robredo entered in the first tournament of the Latin American Golden Swing.

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The ITF announced that the 2014 BNP Paribas World Team Cup, the ITF’s flagship wheelchair tennis team event, will be held in Alphen, Netherlands. The event will be hosted by the Dutch Tennis Federation (KNLTB) at the Nieuwe Sloot Tennis Centre in Alphen from 26 May until 1 June.

The full list of dates and venues is as follows:

27 Feb – 2 Mar  Africa Qualification       Nairobi Club, Nairobi, Kenya
11-14 March      Americas Qualification  Complejo Deportivo de Caguas, Caguas, Puerto Rico

16-19 March      Asia Qualification         Sri Lankan Tennis Association, Colombo, Sri Lanka

29 Mar – 2 Apr  Europe Qualification     Kaya Belek Resport Hotel, Antalya, Turkey
26 May – 1 Jun  Finals                          Nieuwe Sloot Tennis Centre, Alphen, Netherlands

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Stan Wawrinka Fights Off a Spirited David Ferrer for a Chance to Qualify

Stan Wawrinka

(November 8, 2013) LONDON – Switzerland’s Stanislas Wawrinka fought off a spirited battle from David Ferrer in their final round robin encounter to cling on to a hope of qualifying for the World Tour Finals semi-finals.

 

Many thought that it would be a round-robin too far from the Spaniard who has played an astonishing final schedule in the closing stages of the year, but the afternoon crowd were treated to a competitive first set which saw Ferrer surge ahead in the tie-break to put the Swiss on the back foot.

 

Even though Wawrinka managed to edge ahead in the second set, the passion from the Spaniard was evident as he killed a racquet stone-dead in sheer frustration while Wawrinka gave himself an all-important shot at a semi-final qualification as he leveled the match.

 

The initiative stayed with Wawrinka as Ferrer’s season came to a close, but with two round-robin wins, Wawrinka is dependent on the outcome of the match between Rafael Nadal and Tomas Berdych and all hinges on a Nadal win.

 

Wawrinka knew he had to capitalise on Ferrer’s tiredness, as he explained after the match:

“For me, the most important was to fight with myself to keep the ball in, to try to stay with him, to show him that I’m gonna play some long rally, that I’m going to try to be aggressive, but not rushing too much. That’s what I did better at the end. That [made] a big difference today.”

 

Ferrer acknowledged that his schedule this year had been tough:

“I played seven tournaments [in] seven weeks. But after last year I want to play in Stockholm because I didn’t play too many matches. Well I did final in Stockholm, final Valencia, final Paris and three matches here. Is too much.”

 

For Ferrer his season is now over, but Wawrinka will be cheering on Nadal as he will progress through to the semi-final on that result.

 

Tennis Panorama News is in London covering the ATP World Tour Finals.  Follow our twitter updates from the tournament @TennisNewsTPN.

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Ferrer Folds to Nadal at the World Tour Finals

Rafael Nadal

(November 5, 2013) LONDON – David Ferrer perhaps showed signs of his full-on workload, as he was unable to back up his victory over World No. 1 Rafael Nadal in Bercy with the same performance at the World Tour Finals on Tuesday.

 

In the day schedule round-robin match, the deposed Paris Masters champion surrendered an immediate break, although managed to break straight back, but never seemed like he could stay in contention.

 

As errors racked up for Ferrer, Nadal took advantage of a couple of sloppy games from his fellow countryman and broke again in the first set to take it on a little over half an hour.

 

The second set was even more torture as Nadal dominated completely and what little flashes of attack from Ferrer seemed very few and far between, until he finally got a game on the board to avoid the dreaded bagel.

 

Suddenly a little of the fire we saw in Paris returned to Ferrer, as he caught Nadal by surprise to break back late in the second set, but it was perhaps too little to late.

 

Nadal later surmised that perhaps Ferrer has less time to adapt than he had for his first match:

“Probably he arrived a little bit more tired after playing the final [in Paris].”

 

Ferrer had to acknowledge that his schedule may have been a factor for his performance on Tuesday afternoon:

“[To beat Nadal] I need to be more focus[ed], more strong mentally. And today I was not good in my fitness, my mentality, my shots.”

 

There is scant chance for rest for Ferrer – he faces Tomas Berdych in Wednesday’s night match, while Nadal ends the day session against Stanislas Wawrinka.

 

Nadal stands one win away from securing the year-end No. 1 ranking for 2013.

 

Tennis Panorama News is in London covering the ATP World Tour Finals.  Follow our twitter updates from the tournament @TennisNewsTPN.

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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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