“Big Four,” Nadal, Djokovic, Federer and Murray Advance to Sony Open Quarters


(March 25, 2014) No. 1 Rafael Nadal, No. 2 Novak Djokovic, No. 5 Roger Federer and No. 6 Andy Murray all reached the Sony Open quarterfinals on Tuesday while No. 3 Stanislas Wawrinka and No. 4 David Ferrer were upset.

Nadal had no problems dismissing Fabio Fognini 6-2, 6-2. Nadal only lost only three points during the match has dropped a total of only nine games in the three matches played so far at the Sony Open.

“First three matches I was able to find the right rhythm on court, playing aggressive, playing with no mistakes, so today was a little bit strange match,” Nadal said.

“I am sorry for Fabio.  I think he felt a little bit, I don’t know how to say, but he felt a little bit close to the hip, something from yesterday.  So was not easy for him to play that match.

“But anyway, I think I managed well the situation.  The wind, it was hard tonight, and I was manage to do well.  So I think I played the right match.”

Novak Djokovic pushed past Tommy Robredo 6-3, 7-5. In a bit of good sportsmanship, Djokovic gave back a point which was called out, which was indeed in.

“I mean, for me, it’s something as normal,” Djokovic said about giving the point back.  “I don’t want to talk about the nice gesture that I have done.  I don’t like to talk about myself, you know.  I let everybody else to judge.

“But for me that’s something that is absolutely normal if I am not able to ‑‑ if I judge that I couldn’t win the point, that I had no chance to get that ball back in the court, or if I see the ball is good, I’m going to tell him to challenge it or that it’s very close.

“For me it’s something that is part of the sport and fair play that, you know, I think I expect everybody else to do the same.  Of course, not everybody else is the same, but for me that’s something that’s normal, just a normal, natural reaction.”

Djokovic will play Andy Murray next in the quarterfinals. Murray beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-4, 6-1.

“Andy is a defending champion,” Djokovic said of a potential match-up with Murray.  “He won a couple of Grand Slams, Olympic gold medal, and obviously he’s the player who can, you know, play big‑time tennis on a big stage.”

Murray who had back surgery last year, appeared to be some pain during his win over Tsonga, despite winning easily in 73 minutes.

“My game is getting there.  I mean, the last six sets I played have been very high‑level tennis.  Again, very few errors and aggressive tennis.  You know, coming forward, taking my opportunities to hit winners, and come to the net when I had the chance.

“Yeah, I’m playing better each match, and I hope that continues.  You know, last couple of weeks have been difficult for obvious reasons.  But, you know, hopefully I’m coming out the other side of that now and keep playing better.”

“It was sore, but I still moved well throughout the rest of the match, which is a good sign.  Was probably moving better at the end of the match than I was at the beginning, so that’s probably a good sign.”

Roger Federer only needed needing 49 minutes to defeat No. 9 seed Richard Gasquet 6-1, 6-2. Federer hit 25 winners during the match to Gasquet’s 8.

“I think I played well.” Federer said. “I served well.  I made my returns I had to and stayed aggressive, so I didn’t let him just make errors.  I forced him to do stuff.  It was a good match for me.”

Federer will play Kei Nishikori who saved 4 match points before upsetting fourth seed David Ferrer 7-6 (7), 2-6, 7-6 (9).

“He had obviously a very difficult match with Ferrer, but a great one which everybody watched in the locker room and the player restaurant,” Federer said.  It was one of those thrilling end to the matches, you know, into the tiebreaker with match points saved.  It had the whole drama.

“Either one could have won, but in tennis always one guy’s got to win.  Kei did a good job getting it done at the end.  I only played him twice but practiced with him many times, so we know each other well so there are no real secrets out there.

“Clearly I think it’s an advantage at this point now that I had a quick match today and he had a really brutal match against Ferrer.  Can I take advantage of it?  Can he recover quickly?  We will see tomorrow.

“But I’m sure we will see him out on the court, and he will give it everything he has.  He always has.”

In another upset on the day, No. 22 Alexandr Dolgopolov stopped three seed Stanislas Wawrinka 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 to reach the quarterfinals.

Also advancing to the quarterfinals were Milos Raonic and Tomas Berdych who eliminated the last American man, John Isner 6-3, 7-5


David Ferrer “Three-Peats” in Buenos Aires

David Ferrer

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(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.”


Fognini Wins Title in Chile

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(February 9, 2014) Top seed Fabio Fognini lived up to his seeding and defeated first-time finalist Leonardo Mayer to claim the title at the Royal Guard Open Chile.

For Fognini this was his his third ATP World Tour title in his last four clay tournaments, adding to his wins at Stuttgart and Hamburg last July. Including a finalist finish in Umag, the World No. 15 has a 19-1 clay-court record since Roland Garros.

“I’m going to stay with the positives” said the Italian. “This was another important week for me. I was coming from reaching the fourth round at the Australian Open after overcoming an injury I had earlier in the year. I couldn’t ask for a better start of the season. It’s the third title, it’s important, and now I go to Buenos Aires with a lot of confidence.”

“I didn’t play that well today and he played incredible,” Mayer said. “I was sick in the morning, I almost didn’t play, but later the doctors and I decided that I could play.”
Fognini will try to reach his fifth straight clay-court final at next week’s Copa Claro in Buenos Aires, where he is the No. 2 seed.


Novak Djokovic Eases into Quarters of Australian Open

Djokovic wins 89

By Alana Mitchelson

(January 19, 2014) MELBOURNE – Novak Djokovic encountered little difficulty on his way to dismantling the funny Fabio Fognini on Sunday, 6-3, 6-0, 6-2, fighting off the urge to laugh at his childhood friend’s jokes to secure his nineteenth consecutive quarterfinal at a major.

It was reasonably smooth sailing for the world No. 2 as he grasped hold of an early break and held his service games all too comfortably to serve out the first set. Just 28 minutes later, Djokovic had already powered through a second set bagel much to the Italian’s disbelief.


“Mentally I was there. I was tough. I was focused. I feel great about myself in this moment,” Djokovic reflected after the match.


“There is this confidence that I carry on, obviously from the many wins that I had in the last two months of the 2013 season, and I started off this season in good style. I’m trying to keep it up.”


While Fognini’s unforced errors for the match more than doubled that of his Serbian opponent’s, it took some courage and will power to pick himself back up and return to court, even though seemingly for the slaughter. He got the crowd involved in his jokes and appealed to their tendency to support the underdog, refocusing to kick off the third set with a ‘love’ service game.


The Italian lost some focus as he allowed himself to be distracted by jokes with the crowd and an unflinching Djokovic on the other side of the net. He also grew particularly fussy about the balls he was to use; hitting, kicking and rolling those not quite up to his standard aside, perhaps desperate to make the most of loose superstitions since luck was not going his way. The Italian looked as though he was just about ready to throw down his racquet and give up altogether during many frustrating instances, especially when Djokovic launched especially elegant forehand winners which sent the crowd erupting in applause.


“When he had his moments during the match, and I’ve known him for long time, for me it’s funny but I tried not to laugh too much about it. I tried to direct my focus to my side of the court, what I needed to do and not pay attention to him – even though he was funny at times, I have to say,” the Serbian admitted.


“Being two sets up and making that break in the third, when then he started to, you know, have his five minutes of humorous actions on the court. It was funny, as I said, but you cannot get carried away too much. You can lose focus so easily on the court, really. Anything can distract you. Tennis is such a mental game at the end of the day. It’s very dynamic. Everything happens fast. In one or two points you can lose a break and the match can turn around. That’s why it’s important to really stay within yourself and focus on what you can do.”


It all became too much for the joking Italian to bear as he laughingly sent his racquet flying over the net in complete and utter despair when Djokovic broke him to lead 5-2 in the third. And fair enough considering the Serbian went on to serve out the match, acing his way to victory.


When the serious business was done and dusted upon winning the match, Djokovic also became in the mood for a good laugh and the three-time Australian Open champion graced the crowd with one of his famous impersonations – this time, of his new coach Boris Becker’s mannerisms while serving.


“​​I’m going to have to gain a few kilos and colour my hair in order to do the proper Becker imitation,” he joked.


The world No. 2 next faces Stanislas Wawrinka and must prepare for a potential rematch of last year’s five-set quarterfinal epic, acknowledging the fact that the match-up could very well give rise to yet another long night.


​”I have to be ready to play another 12-10 in the fifth like last year. I know that he’s been playing the tennis of his life in last 15 months. He’s a top 10 player now. He’s established himself in the top level, he won against some of the top guys in the big tournaments and he is confident. You could feel that mentally when he comes to the court, he believes in himself more. He can win against the top guys in the later stages of events.”


Alana Mitchelson is a Melbourne-based freelance journalist covering the Australian Open for Tennis Panorama News. Follow her tournament updates on Twitter @TennisNewsTPN and read her personal website.


Friday in Vienna

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By Florian Heer


(October 18, 2013) VIENNA, Austria – It is the 39th edition of an ATP World Tour event in Vienna this year and tennis has a big tradition in the capital of Austria. The event takes place in the Stadthalle of Vienna, with a capacity of more than 8.000 seats, one of the biggest sports arenas in Europe. The stadium also celebrates its 55th anniversary this year and with Lleyton Hewitt the twentieth “World No. 1player” took part here this week.


Quarterfinals Friday at the Erste Bank Open began on Centre Court with the first meeting on the ATP World Tour between eighth-seeded Czech Lukas Rosol and Belgian qualifier Ruben Bemelmans. They met once before on the ITF Futures Tour in Germany four years ago when the Czech won in three sets. By reaching the quarterfinals both players have already achieved their best result in Vienna. Both served ten aces throughout the match in which Rosol had the better ending winning the encounter 6-3, 1-6, 6-3 in eighty minutes.


Next on court was the second meeting between Fabio Fognini and Robin Haase. The Italian has had a great season so far, already recorded his 40th match win this season on Thursday and took two titles on the ATP World Tour winning in Stuttgart and Hamburg. However, it is the Dutchman who won the only previous meeting in straight sets at the ATP Masters 1000 in Monte Carlo last year. Haase also seems to be a force on Austrian soil winning both of his only two ATP career titles in the mountains in Kitzbühel. The first set was dominated by the service games with no break points until the eleventh game in which Haase gained his first chance to break serve. The third-seeded Italian however saved it, held his service game and consequently the tie-break had to decide. Fognini eventually took an even decider winning the first set after forty minutes. In the following frame, things changed quickly and it was the Dutch, who capitalized on his first break point to gain an early 2-0 lead and finally took the set in only twenty minutes by 6-1. The match went the distance and it was Haase again, who gained the early advantage breaking Fognini’s service in the third game. Through a double fault by the Italian in the seventh game, Haase gained a second break winning the encounter 7-6, 1-6, 6-1 after 84 minutes. “The key to success today seemed to be the fact that I was totally focused on my game and I didn’t distract myself from the often unconventional style Fognini was playing in the final set,” the Dutchman explained after the match and advanced into his fourth semi-final of the season.


In the third quarterfinal of the day Radek Stepanek took on Tommy Haas. It was the seventh meeting of the two veterans, where the series was tied 3-3 before the encounter. On Thursday the 35-year-old German defeated qualifier Miloslav Mecir in straight sets to reach the stage of the last eight for the third consecutive year. In today’s match, Haas broke the attacking Czech’s service in the twelfth game through a nice passing shot but couldn’t serve out in the following. In the tie-break with a couple of hawk-eye-decisions and great rallies, Haas had the better ending winning 12-10 after 63 minutes. The second-seeded German gained the decisive break in the fifth game of the second set and served the match out in the ninth game winning 7-6, 6-3 in one hour and 44 minutes to face Lukas Rosol in the semis. “Lukas is an attacking opponent, playing very aggressively with a huge serve,” Haas said about his next task. “If he (Rosol) feels good, he will be a very dangerous player – and it seems to be that he does as he reached the semis here – so I expect a hard match tomorrow,” the German stated. Haas also mentioned that he is not worried about the future in men’s tennis as he thinks that the game of many of the youngsters like Dimitrov, Tomic or even Thiem is very attractive to watch.


It was the local wild card Dominic Thiem, who was last on Centre Court facing top-seed and 2011 champion Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. Of course this was the match most people in Vienna were waiting for. The 20-year-old has reached his second career quarterfinal on the ATP World Tour after being one of the last eight in Kitzbühel earlier this year. In September Thiem reached his first ATP Challenger final in Como, three weeks later he took his first title in Kenitra and today he faced the world number eight in front of about 7.700 spectators on Centre Court. It was an even affair until the ninth game of the first set when the French broke Thiem’s service and took the frame in the following. The atmosphere was great as the Austrian crowd backed their player as much as they could but Tsonga seemed to remain on the winning track. Although the world number 149 had a couple of break point chances throughout the match, so far in the decisive moments, Tsonga’s service has worked perfectly; until the eighth game of the second set when the Austrian was able to capitalize on his eighth break point. Thiem stayed cool and served out in the following to equal sets after 78 minutes. The Austrian youngster also kept calm in the tenth game of the final set when he had to save match point and he took the encounter to the distance. Tsonga needed all of his experience and some unforced errors by Thiem in the tie-break to finally seal victory after two hours and fourteen minutes winning 6-4, 3-6, 7-6. Therewith the French extended his match record in Vienna to 6-0 and remains unbeaten. “Dominic played well today. He didn’t have anything to lose, so it’s always difficult to face a player like him,” Tsonga commented the Austrian’s performance. “My baseline game was really poor today but I served well. I’m still a top-ten player, I played many matches like this and that’s what I think made the difference in the end,” the French reflected on his own game.


Thiem on the other hand was understandably disappointed. “It was a match on highest level and it was also very exhausting. Nonetheless I really enjoyed playing here today in front of the almost fully packed arena. It was like Davis Cup atmosphere. Unfortunately in the end it didn’t work out for me but he served big and I will take today’s positive things into my next matches,” the Austrian said after the match.


The day ended well for Dominic Thiem when he advanced into the doubles semifinals together with his partner Maximilian Neuchrist, beating fourth-seeded team of Jamie Murray and John Peers 6-3, 6-4.

Florian Heer travels the tennis tour with a focus on ATP Challenger events and the ITF Future Circuit. He’s in Vienna covering the Erste Bank Open as media. His special interest is in Spanish tennis and you can follow his twitter account @armadadetenis.



Singles – Quarter-finals
[1] J Tsonga (FRA) d [WC] D Thiem (AUT) 64 36 76(3)
[2] T Haas (GER) d [5] R Stepanek (CZE) 76(10) 63
R Haase (NED) d [3] F Fognini (ITA) 67(4) 61 61
[8] L Rosol (CZE) d [Q] R Bemelmans (BEL) 63 16 63

Doubles – Quarter-finals
F Mergea (ROU) / L Rosol (CZE) d [1] A Peya (AUT) / B Soares (BRA) 75 36 10-8
[WC] M Neuchrist (AUT) / D Thiem (AUT) d [4] J Murray (GBR) / J Peers (AUS) 63 64


CENTRE COURT start 2:00 pm
[8] L Rosol (CZE) vs [2] T Haas (GER)

Not Before 3:00 pm
[1] J Tsonga (FRA) vs R Haase (NED)
F Mergea (ROU) / L Rosol (CZE) vs [WC] M Neuchrist (AUT) / D Thiem (AUT)
[3] J Knowle (AUT) / D Nestor (CAN) vs [PR] J Levinsky (CZE) / M Pavic (CRO)


Rafael Nadal Stands a Match Away From No. 1 after Escaping Fabio Fognini


By Abigail Hinto

(October 4, 2013) BEIJING – Down a set and a break, and then facing 2 breakpoints again on his serve, Rafael Nadal crawled his way back into the match to secure at 2-6 6-4 6-1 victory over Fabio Fognini to book a spot in the semifinals of the China Open. It leaves him one match away from moving back to secure the No. 1 ranking.


It was a match that had everything.  Just the second point into the match and Nadal scraped his left knee, the knee that sidelined him for 7 months.  Fabio Fognini came out playing as the dominant force, hitting winners everywhere and defending better than Nadal.  The umpire’s microphone malfunctioned during the longest game of the match that he had to shout out the scores.  There was a crying baby in the crowd, a floating object (possibly an insect?) inside Rafa’s water bottle, a medical timeout for Fognini, stunned silence and then loud screaming from the fans, unchallenged and poorly challenged calls, the collapse from Fognini and finally, the classic fight to come back from Nadal.


The scare Nadal felt for his knee probably contributed to his erratic game for most of the match.  As he said, ” you know, when something happened like this in the first point in the match, your knee, you know, the memory stays there and is very difficult to be 100% focused on the match because you are thinking about if I really did a bad movement or not.”  But Fognini was also playing extremely well and Nadal was left staring as winners went past him, hence an easy first set for him and an early break in the second set.  For Nadal, holding on in the 4th game of the second set facing two breakpoints and then again for 4-2 with a breakpoint against, Nadal was able to hang on long enough against a smaller deficit to finally get himself into the match and to work to turn things around.  He had chances in the fifth game but missed them, but finally got the much needed break back for 4-3.  From there, Nadal’s comeback began and eventually completed with an easy 6-1 score in the final set.


How did Nadal see the match? “When you are playing against an opponent that he’s playing well, the thing that you have to do is try to push him to the limit and try to make him play very well for a very, very long time.

“That’s something that I was not doing for the first set and a half.  That’s why the score went like this, because he was playing with big confidence and I was not bringing his game to the limit.

“Then changed a little bit the situation.  I played a little bit better, played with a little bit more rhythm, and he felt that he needed to play another shot to win the point.

“And then the situation changed.  But was too late.  I was very lucky,” he said.


For Nadal, one of the most important things in tennis is winning when you’re not playing well, “because that gives you an opportunity to play good again next day and to change the situation.”


Nadal did finish the match playing better than when he started, and feeling better about his movement and knee too, “it’s true that I improved during the match.  I finished the match with a little bit more confidence on my movements.”  Nadal will need to play well from the start when he faces Tomas Berdych next in the semifinals.


Abigail Hinto and Natalie Ho are covering the 2013 China Open in Beijing for Tennis Panorama News.


Fognini Saves Three Match Points to Win Hamburg Title

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(July 21, 2013) Italy’s Fabio Fognini saved three match points before coming back to beat Argentine qualifier No. 114 Federico Delbonis 4-6, 7-6 (8), 6-2 to win the German Tennis Championships on Sunday in Hamburg. For the Italian it’s for his second title in two weeks with both titles coming in Germany on a clay court. Last week he won the title in Stuttgart. He now has a 10 match winning streak.

Fognini came back from 1-4 down in the second to reach the tiebreaker. The Argentine failed to take advantage of three match points.

Delbonis, who upset Roger Federer in the semifinals, was trying to become the seventh first-time winner on the ATP World Tour in 2013.

“It’s an amazing week. I can’t believe it right now,” Fognini said. “I just feel incredible, a real good sensation. I’m very happy. I was, I think, a little bit lucky. I was nervous. Today, I didn’t play really good, but I fought hard. I think that was the key. Another trophy, that’s the important thing. I want to enjoy [this] as soon as possible and fly to Umag tomorrow, [where I] have another chance to play.”

“I tried to do my best on the match points,” Delbonis said. “I don’t know if I played bad. I tried to do my best on the three points. But Fabio also played well on these points. To lose the final with match points is disappointing. But at the end of the week, the result of all the week is positive or me. It’s my first final. I beat Roger [Federer] yesterday [in the semi-finals].”

Fognini is projected to move into the top 20 of the ATP World Tour rankings next week.



Fognini Wins First ATP Title with Stuttgart Victory


(July 14, 2013) Italy’s Fabio Fognini joined the ATP winner’s circle for the first time taking the clay court event in Stuttgart defeating German Philipp Kohlschreiber 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 for the title.

“Finally, after two finals, I have won,” Fognini said. “I played great, great tennis this week. I am really happy to have beaten Philipp in the final. I was focused on my game and I think I felt fresh physically. The tension increased at the end, but then I got some luck. I just thought about my serve and playing solid. This gives me a lot of confidence. I will never forget my first title. It would be great to play on hard courts like this.”

“It is always tough to lose in the final, especially in Germany, in front of a home crowd,” Kohlschreiber. Maybe it was not the best final ever, but intensity wise it was tricky. Fabio played a great tournament and I can also be happy. There was great support. I think I started badly in the second and third sets. After winning the first set, I should have relaxed more.”

Fognini became the sixth first-time ATP World Tour titlist of 2013. The Italian took home €74,000 and a Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG, ‘Edition 1’ car for his efforts.


Nadal Earns Berth in French Open Round of 16

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By Ros Satar

(June 1, 2013) PARIS – Rafael Nadal has his most straightforward progression this tournament, winning his third round match against Fabio Fognini 7-6(5), 6-4, 6-4.

After having his schedule disrupted heavily by the rain, on-lookers feared it would be another first set drop when Fognini broke to lead the defending champion.

Fighting back to force a tie-break, the Italian lost the first set 7-6(5) but showed plenty of passion out there on the court.

However, normal service was resumed on Nadal’s terms, as took the second set.

It looked as though things were a foregone conclusion in the third set, as Nadal led 5-1, but Fognini characteristically mounted a comeback, eventually clawing back 3 games but losing 6-4.

It is the very unpredictability of Fognini that can cause players issues, and Nadal acknowledged that he would have to play better again next time.

“When you win without playing your best, you have the chance to play better.”

Nadal did have praise for the mercurial Italian, saying: “In the past I think he played much more up and downs than he’s playing today.

“He needs to keep working in this line to have every year less up and downs.

“If that happens, he has very good conditions to be a very good player.”

Nadal’s focus is now a day off with practice, having missed a practice day with playing two matches back to back.

There is room for improvement in his game, and his movement, and with the business end of the tournament approaching, the time is now to make those adjustments.

“I am not playing well here for the moment, but we are in the second week.

“Now we start the moment that I need to change a little bit my dynamic.

“I have my opportunity on Monday, and I really have big hopes that I will have the chance to change that. “


Djokovic to Meet Nadal in Monte-Carlo Final


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(April 20, 2013) Novak Djokovic will meet Rafael Nadal for the first time since last year’s French Open final when they play for the Monte-Carlo Masters title on Sunday. Both men advanced to the final in straight sets.

Nadal ousted Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-3, 7-6 (3) in the semifinals on Saturday to earn a spot in the final and extend his win streak there to 46, while Djokovic ran through Fabio Fognini 6-2, 6-1. This will; be the 16th time they’ll face each other with a title on the line. Nadal leads Djokovic 8-7 head-to-head in finals, 19-14 overall.

Nadal is looking for his ninth straight Monte-Carlo title.

“At the start of the week, the way I felt in the first match, if somebody told me I’d be playing finals, I’d be very happy to hear that,”  said Djokovic  who has been dealing with an ankle injury this week. “I’m handling it much better than I was at the start of the week. It has been improving and the pain has been decreasing. It’s much, much less than before.”

“I know what I need to do,” Djokovic said of trying to beat Nadal. “Of course, it’s easier said than done.”


Singles – Semi-finals
[1] N Djokovic (SRB) d F Fognini (ITA) 62 61
[3] R Nadal (ESP) d [6] J Tsonga (FRA) 63 76(3)

Doubles – Semi-finals
[1] B Bryan (USA) / M Bryan (USA) d M Raonic (CAN) / B Tomic (AUS) 63 63
J Benneteau (FRA) / N Zimonjic (SRB) d D Marrero (ESP) / F Verdasco (ESP) 64 63

COURT CENTRAL start 2:00 pm
[1] N Djokovic (SRB) vs [3] R Nadal (ESP)
[1] B Bryan (USA) / M Bryan (USA) vs J Benneteau (FRA) / N Zimonjic (SRB)