2014/07/24

Rafael Nadal Wins Madrid Open After Kei Nishikori Retires

 

(May 11, 2014) Rafael Nadal is back on track for the clay season. World No. 1 Nadal won his fourth Madrid Open on after Kei Nishikori was forced to pull out of the match with a back injury with Nadal leading 2-6, 6-4, 3-0 in the final on Sunday.

“I’m very sorry for Nishikori,” Nadal said. The No. 1 Japanese player was leading the Spaniard 6-2, 4-2 when he first felt pain.

“He’s an unbelievable player that will fight to be in London (ATP World Tour Finals),” Nadal added. “I am sure of that. I really hope that the injury is not too bad and he will be able to compete in Roland Garros.”

“I suffered a similar situation in Australia this year,” said Nadal who lost this year’s Australian Open final to Stanislas Wawrinka. “So I know what I’m talking about and how bitter it is, especially when you’re playing an important match.”

Nishikori, 24, who was participating in his first Masters Series final, said that despite the injury he has a positive look at the future.

“There is a lot of confidence I get from this tournament by beating (Ferrer) in three sets and playing well in the final today. It’s going to be very exciting at (Roland Garros) because I never feel like this on clay. I’m very confident of whatever I hit going for winners. I can hit from either side – forehand or backhand – so it’s a very good feeling that I have on clay right now.”

The loss ended Nishikori’s consecutive win streak at 14. He has already withdrawn

The victory gives Nadal his 27th ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title and his 63 ATP career title. Nadal now is alone in sixth place in tournament wins in the Open Era.

“Winning at home is always more special than winning anywhere,” said the 27-year-old. “Having the chance to play in front of your home crowd… is unforgettable for me. This city gives me a lot. This is a very important victory for me.”

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Maria Sharapova Rallies to Win Her First Madrid Open Title

 

(May 11, 2014) Last year’s Madrid Open bridesmaid is this year’s bride as last year’s losing finalist Maria Sharapova rebounded from being dominated in the first set 6-1 to claim her first Madrid Open title over Simona Halep, 1-6, 6-2, 6-3.

 

“What a week,” Sharapova said emphatically. “Last year I lost in the finals and I really wanted to go one extra step this year, and it’s just been such a fantastic week. Simona and I had played a couple of times before, but she’s really on a different level now. I don’t know how I pulled it off. In the first set I wasn’t doing much to hurt her, and that’s the tennis she’s capable of playing – I knew I had to do some different things after the first set to win this match.”
“I don’t have regrets because it was an amazing week for me and it was my biggest final,” said the Romanian Halep. “But I’m really happy that I could play the final here in Madrid. I played really well all week and I beat top players and I played a very high level of tennis. Maria is a great player and a great champion. She played really well, and I think she deserved to win this title. ”

 

“I don’t take any finals for granted, and every tournament means a lot to me,” Sharapova continued. “I came close last year, and I didn’t have a great first set today, but I knew it wasn’t over until the last point was played.”

 

For No. 9 Sharapova the victory marks her 31st WTA title of her career. It extends her current won streak on a lay court to 11. She also captured a tournament in Stuttgart this year.

 

She has now won 46 of her last 49 matches on clay, with all three of the losses coming to No. 1 Serena Williams.

 

The 27-year-old Russian will see her ranking rise to No. 7 and Halep will remain at No. 5. Next stop for both women on the tour will be Rome which began on Sunday.

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Nadal to Face Nishikori in Madrid Open Final

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MUTUA MADRID OPEN
Madrid, Spain
May 3-11, 2014
Clay/Outdoors

 

Results – Saturday, May 10, 2014
WTA Singles – Semifinals
(8) Maria Sharapova (RUS) d. (3) Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) 61 64
(4) Simona Halep (ROU) d. (5) Petra Kvitova (CZE) 67(4) 63 62

WTA Doubles – Final
(2) Errani/Vinci (ITA/ITA) d. (WC) Muguruza/Suárez Navarro (ESP/ESP) 64 63

Singles – Semi-finals
[1] R Nadal (ESP) d R Bautista Agut (ESP) 64 63
[10] K Nishikori (JPN) d [5] D Ferrer (ESP) 76(5) 57 63

Doubles – Semi-finals

[1] B Bryan (USA) / M Bryan (USA) d [4] D Marrero (ESP) / F Verdasco (ESP) 76(3) 75
[6] D Nestor (CAN) / N Zimonjic (SRB) d J Cabal (COL) / R Farah (COL) 75 64

SCHEDULE – SUNDAY, 11 MAY 2014

NOTE: Doubles Final will stream live at 2:00 pm CET/8:00 am ET

MANOLO SANTANA start 2:00 pm
ATP – [1] B Bryan (USA) / M Bryan (USA) vs [6] D Nestor (CAN) / N Zimonjic (SRB)

4:30 pm
WTA – [4] S Halep (ROU) vs [8] M Sharapova (RUS)

7:15 pm
ATP – [1] R Nadal (ESP) vs [10] K Nishikori (JPN)

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Tennis – Madrid Open Results and Schedule

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MUTUA MADRID OPEN
Madrid, Spain
May 3-11, 2014
Clay/Outdoors

 

Results – Friday, May 9, 2014
WTA Singles – Quarterfinals
(5) Petra Kvitova (CZE) d. (1) Serena Williams (USA) w/o (left thigh injury)
(8) Maria Sharapova (RUS) d. (2) Li Na (CHN) 26 76(5) 63
(3) Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) d. (Q) Caroline Garcia (FRA) 64 46 64
(4) Simona Halep (ROU) d. (11) Ana Ivanovic (SRB) 62 62

WTA Doubles – Semifinals
(WC) Muguruza/Suárez Navarro (ESP/ESP) d. (1) Hsieh/Peng (TPE/CHN) 57 63 108 (Match TB)
(2) Errani/Vinci (ITA/ITA) d. Medina Garrigues/Shvedova (ESP/KAZ) 76(7) 26 108 (Match TB)

ATP Singles – Quarter-finals
[1] R Nadal (ESP) d [6] T Berdych (CZE) 64 62
[5] D Ferrer (ESP) d E Gulbis (LAT) 76(3) 63
[10] K Nishikori (JPN) d F Lopez (ESP) 64 64
R Bautista Agut (ESP) d [Q] S Giraldo (COL) 63 64

ATP Doubles – Quarter-finals

[1] B Bryan (USA) / M Bryan (USA) d M Fyrstenberg (POL) / M Matkowski (POL) 76(4) 63
[4] D Marrero (ESP) / F Verdasco (ESP) d [8] R Bopanna (IND) / A Qureshi (PAK) 76(5) 76(6)

SCHEDULE – SATURDAY, 10 MAY 2014

MANOLO SANTANA start 11:30 am
WTA – [5] P Kvitova (CZE) vs [4] S Halep (ROU)
Not Before 1:00 pm
WTA – [3] A Radwanska (POL) vs [8] M Sharapova (RUS)
Not Before 3:30 pm
ATP – [1] R Nadal (ESP) vs R Bautista Agut (ESP)
Not Before 7:00 pm
ATP – [10] K Nishikori (JPN) vs [5] D Ferrer (ESP)
WTA – Doubles Final – [WC] G Muguruza (ESP) / C Suarez Navarro (ESP) vs [2] S Errani (ITA) / R Vinci (ITA)

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Serena Williams Pulls Out of Madrid Open

 

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(May 9, 2014) Two-time defending Madrid Open champion Serena Williams has withdrawn from the tourney with a left thigh injury. All week the world No. 1 has had her thigh heavily taped. With her withdrawal, Petra Kvitova advances to the semifinals.

“I have a left thigh injury and, unfortunately, have to withdraw from this year’s Mutua Madrid Open,” Williams said in a statement. “It happened during my first round match. It started to get better, but most importantly right now, I just need some time to rest and recover. It’s beyond words. It’s so frustrating. We couldn’t ask for a better tournament and I love it here in Madrid. I love being a champion here. Manolo Santana and his team put on a great tournament. This is not the way I wanted this week to end.”

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Murray Falls to Giraldo at Madrid Open

 

(May 8, 2014) Wimbledon champion Andy Murray fell in the third round of the Madrid Open on Thursday to No. 46 Santiago Giraldo 6-3, 6-2. The victory marked the Colombian player’s first win over a top ten player in 20 attempts.

“He played very well from start to finish; didn’t make many mistakes,” Murray said. “I didn’t make it hard enough for him in the second set. Towards the end, I didn’t put enough pressure on him to force him to make errors. He dictated most of the points and deserved to win.”

“Some days just now I’m playing well, and then the next day I’m not playing well. Sometimes in matches I’m playing really well for periods, and then other times not great at all.”

Defending champions Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams both advanced the quarterfinals.

Williams won her 650th match of her career hitting 27 winners against Carla Suarez Navarro in her 6-2, 6-3 win.
MUTUA MADRID OPEN
Madrid, Spain
May 3-11, 2014
Clay/Outdoors

Results – Thursday, May 8, 2014
WTA Singles – Third Round
(1) Serena Williams (USA) d. (14) Carla Suárez Navarro (ESP) 62 63
(2) Li Na (CHN) d. (16) Sloane Stephens (USA) 26 63 62
(3) Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) d. Roberta Vinci (ITA) 61 61
(4) Simona Halep (ROU) d. (15) Sabine Lisicki (GER) 57 63 62
(5) Petra Kvitova (CZE) d. Lucie Safarova (CZE) 64 63
(8) Maria Sharapova (RUS) d. Samantha Stosur (AUS) 64 63
(Q) Caroline Garcia (FRA) d. (10) Sara Errani (ITA) 62 46 63
(11) Ana Ivanovic (SRB) d. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 61 62

WTA Doubles – Quarterfinals
(1) Hsieh/Peng (TPE/CHN) d. (5) Black/Mirza (ZM/IND) 57 61 108 (Match TB)
(2) Errani/Vinci (ITA/ITA) d. King/Zheng (USA/CHN) 75 63
Medina Garrigues/Shvedova (ESP/KAZ) d. Pavlyuchenkova/Safarova (RUS/CZE) 64 62
(WC) Muguruza/Suárez Navarro (ESP/ESP) d. (6) Kops-Jones/Spears (USA/USA) 26 75 108 (Match TB)

ATP Singles – Third Round
[1] R Nadal (ESP) d J Nieminen (FIN) 61 64
[5] D Ferrer (ESP) d [9] J Isner (USA) 64 64
[6] T Berdych (CZE) d [12] G Dimitrov (BUL) 36 63 62
[Q] S Giraldo (COL) d [7] A Murray (GBR) 63 62
[10] K Nishikori (JPN) d [8] M Raonic (CAN) 76(5) 76(5)
R Bautista Agut (ESP) d [LL] L Kubot (POL) 64 62
F Lopez (ESP) d [Q] D Thiem (AUT) w/o (illness)
E Gulbis (LAT) d M Cilic (CRO) 63 64

ATP Doubles – Quarter-finals
[6] D Nestor (CAN) / N Zimonjic (SRB) d [2] A Peya (AUT) / B Soares (BRA) 76(2) 64
J Cabal (COL) / R Farah (COL) d [PR] K Anderson (RSA) / J Melzer (AUT) 67(5) 63 10-6

ATP Doubles – Second Round
[1] B Bryan (USA) / M Bryan (USA) d J Rojer (NED) / H Tecau (ROU) 75 36 11-9
M Fyrstenberg (POL) / M Matkowski (POL) d [7] L Kubot (POL) / R Lindstedt (SWE) 75 67(6) 13-11
[8] R Bopanna (IND) / A Qureshi (PAK) d M Raonic (CAN) / A Seppi (ITA) w/o

SCHEDULE – FRIDAY, 9 MAY 2014

MANOLO SANTANA start 11:00 am
WTA – [1] S Williams (USA) vs [5] P Kvitova (CZE)
WTA – [8] M Sharapova (RUS) vs [2] N Li (CHN)
Not Before 3:30 pm
ATP – [1] R Nadal (ESP) vs [6] T Berdych (CZE)
ATP – R Bautista Agut (ESP) vs [Q] S Giraldo (COL)
Not Before 8:00 pm
ATP – [5] D Ferrer (ESP) vs E Gulbis (LAT)
ATP – [10] K Nishikori (JPN) vs F Lopez (ESP)

ARANTXA SANCHEZ VICARIO not before 3:00 pm
WTA – [4] S Halep (ROU) vs [11] A Ivanovic (SRB)
WTA – [Q] C Garcia (FRA) vs [3] A Radwanska (POL)
ATP – [4] D Marrero (ESP) / F Verdasco (ESP) vs [8] R Bopanna (IND) / A Qureshi (PAK)

STADIUM 3 not before 1:00 pm
WTA – [1] S Hsieh (TPE) / S Peng (CHN) vs [WC] G Muguruza (ESP) / C Suarez Navarro (ESP)
Not Before 2:00 pm
ATP – [1] B Bryan (USA) / M Bryan (USA) vs M Fyrstenberg (POL) / M Matkowski (POL)
Not Before 3:00 pm
WTA – TBA – A Medina Garrigues (ESP) / Y Shvedova (KAZ) vs [2] S Errani (ITA) / R Vinci (ITA)

 

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Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal Cruise into Madrid Third Round

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(May 7, 2014) Top seeds Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal moved into the Madrid Open third round with easy victories on Wednesday, while Seventh seed Andy Murray is back playing on clay after a year.

Serena Williams won despite having her left thigh heavily wrapped over Shuai Peng in a 6-2, 6-3 It was the defending champion’s 14th straight win on the clay of the Madrid.

“I just had some issues and went preventive to make sure I didn’t make anything worse,” said Williams to media. “I’m literally taking it one day, one match at a time, and not putting any pressure on myself.”

Nadal had an easy 6-1, 6-0 win over Juan Monaco. “Each victory helps to raise your confidence,” said Nadal “I started a little nervously in my movement. I think I moved better and played well, better than I normally play on the clay. I was dominating over the points and playing very well.”

 

MUTUA MADRID OPEN
Madrid, Spain
May 3-11, 2014
Clay/Outdoors

Results – Wednesday, May 7, 2014
WTA Singles – Second Round
(1) Serena Williams (USA) d. Peng Shuai (CHN) 62 63
(3) Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) d. Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 63 46 76(6) (saved 3mp)
(4) Simona Halep (ROU) d. (WC) Lara Arruabarrena (ESP) 64 64
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) d. (6) Jelena Jankovic (SRB) 62 57 76(3)
Roberta Vinci (ITA) d. (13) Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 63 63
(14) Carla Suárez Navarro (ESP) d. Alison Riske (USA) 62 64
(15) Sabine Lisicki (GER) d. (WC) Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) 63 64
(Q) Caroline Garcia (FRA) d. Maria Kirilenko (RUS) w/o (left wrist injury)

WTA Doubles – Second Round
(1) Hsieh/Peng (TPE/CHN) d. (WC) Schiavone/Soler-Espinosa (ITA/ESP) 64 62
(2) Errani/Vinci (ITA/ITA) d. Kuznetsova/Stosur (RUS/AUS) 63 61
(WC) Muguruza/Suárez Navarro (ESP/ESP) d. (4) Peschke/Srebotnik (CZE/SLO) 75 62
(5) Black/Mirza (ZIM/IND) d. Chan/Scheepers (TPE/RSA) 64 61
(6) Kops-Jones/Spears (USA/USA) d. Koukalova/Niculescu (CZE/ROU) 64 61

 

ATP Singles – Second Round
[1] R Nadal (ESP) d J Monaco (ARG) 61 60
[6] T Berdych (CZE) d K Anderson (RSA) 61 64
[7] A Murray (GBR) d N Almagro (ESP) 61 16 64
[9] J Isner (USA) d [LL] M Matosevic (AUS) 76(9) 67(5) 75
[Q] S Giraldo (COL) d [11] J Tsonga (FRA) 64 63
[12] G Dimitrov (BUL) d [WC] M Copil (ROU) 46 63 76(7)
F Lopez (ESP) d [15] M Youzhny (RUS) 36 63 64
J Nieminen (FIN) d [Q] I Sijsling (NED) 63 62
*[LL] L Kubot (POL) d G Simon (FRA) 75 26 64
E Gulbis (LAT) d A Dolgopolov (UKR) 63 64
M Cilic (CRO) d [Q] P Mathieu (FRA) 64 16 62

*[LL] L Kubot (POL) replaced [4] R Federer – personal

ATP Doubles – Second Round

[4] D Marrero (ESP) / F Verdasco (ESP) d T Berdych (CZE) / J Isner (USA) w/o (Isner – back)
[PR] K Anderson (RSA) / J Melzer (AUT) d [5] M Llodra (FRA) / N Mahut (FRA) 63 63
[6] D Nestor (CAN) / N Zimonjic (SRB) d M Granollers (ESP) / M Lopez (ESP) 64 62

ATP Doubles – First Round

J Rojer (NED) / H Tecau (ROU) d F Fognini (ITA) / S Gonzalez (MEX) 63 16 10-7
M Fyrstenberg (POL) / M Matkowski (POL) d J Murray (GBR) / J Peers (AUS) 26 63 10-6
M Raonic (CAN) / A Seppi (ITA) d E Butorac (USA) / R Klaasen (RSA) 76(7) 36 12-10

SCHEDULE – THURSDAY, 8 MAY 2014

MANOLO SANTANA start 11:00 am
WTA – [16] S Stephens (USA) vs [2] N Li (CHN)
WTA – [1] S Williams (USA) vs [14] C Suarez Navarro (ESP)
Not Before 3:15 pm
ATP – [1] R Nadal (ESP) vs J Nieminen (FIN)
ATP – [Q] S Giraldo (COL) vs [7] A Murray (GBR)
Not Before 8:00 pm
WTA – [4] S Halep (ROU) vs [WC] I Begu (ROU) or [15] S Lisicki (GER)
Not Before 9:30 pm
ATP – [5] D Ferrer (ESP) vs [9] J Isner (USA)

ARANTXA SANCHEZ VICARIO start 12:00 noon

WTA – L Safarova (CZE) vs [5] P Kvitova (CZE)
Not Before 2:00 pm
ATP – [12] G Dimitrov (BUL) vs [6] T Berdych (CZE)
Not Before 3:00 pm
WTA – [8] M Sharapova (RUS) vs S Stosur (AUS)
WTA – [11] A Ivanovic (SRB) vs A Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) or [6] J Jankovic (SRB)
ATP – F Lopez (ESP) vs [Q] D Thiem (AUT)

STADIUM 3 start 12:00 noon

WTA – [1] S Hsieh (TPE) / S Peng (CHN) vs [5] C Black (ZIM) / S Mirza (IND)
Not Before 2:00 pm
ATP – [8] M Raonic (CAN) vs [10] K Nishikori (JPN)
ATP – [LL] L Kubot (POL) vs R Bautista Agut (ESP)
ATP – E Gulbis (LAT) vs M Cilic (CRO)
Not Before 5:00 pm
WTA – TBA – V King (USA) / J Zheng (CHN) vs [2] S Errani (ITA) / R Vinci (ITA)

PISTA 4 start 12:00 noon

ATP – [PR] K Anderson (RSA) / J Melzer (AUT) vs J Cabal (COL) / R Farah (COL)
Not Before 1:30 pm
ATP – [6] D Nestor (CAN) / N Zimonjic (SRB) vs [2] A Peya (AUT) / B Soares (BRA)
Not Before 3:00 pm
WTA – [Q] C Garcia (FRA) vs [10] S Errani (ITA)
ATP – M Raonic (CAN) / A Seppi (ITA) vs [8] R Bopanna (IND) / A Qureshi (PAK)
ATP – M Fyrstenberg (POL) / M Matkowski (POL) vs [7] L Kubot (POL) / R Lindstedt (SWE)

PISTA 5 start 1:00 pm

ATP – [1] B Bryan (USA) / M Bryan (USA) vs J Rojer (NED) / H Tecau (ROU)
Not Before 3:00 pm
WTA – R Vinci (ITA) vs [3] A Radwanska (POL)
Not Before 3:00 pm
WTA – After rest – [WC] G Muguruza (ESP) / C Suarez Navarro (ESP) vs [6] R Kops-Jones (USA) / A Spears (USA)
Not Before 3:00 pm
WTA – TBA Possible court change – A Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) / L Safarova (CZE) vs A Medina Garrigues (ESP) / Y Shvedova (KAZ)

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Wawrinka Stunned by Thiem at Madrid Open

 

 

(May 6, 2014) Twenty-year-old Dominic Thiem had the biggest win of his pro tennis career on Tuesday night when he defeated Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka 1-6, 6-2, 6-4 in the second round at the Madrid Masters. For the qualifier it was his first top 10 win. Wawrinka was last year’s losing finalists in Madrid.

 

“I didn’t have many matches against these top guys, so I wasn’t really used to his pace. He had an unbelievable start and I didn’t really know what happened,” the  Thiem said. “I started to get used to more and more his pace and angles and his game. I played unbelievable the second and the third set.”

 

Roger Federer withdrew from Madrid earlier on Tuesday due to his wife Mirka giving birth to twin boys – Lenny and Leo. Novak Djokovic pulled out of Madrid due to an injured right wrist on Monday. This leaves No. 1 Rafael Nadal as the only top-5 player left in the draw.

 

On the ladies side, Maria Shrapova survived a test from American Christina McHale. The Russian won the last 5 games of the match to close it out 6-1, 4-6, 6-4.

 

Results – Tuesday, May 6, 2014
WTA Singles – Second Round
(2) Li Na (CHN) d. Zheng Jie (CHN) 62 63
(5) Petra Kvitova (CZE) d. Varvara Lepchenko (USA) 26 62 61
(8) Maria Sharapova (RUS) d. Christina McHale (USA) 61 46 64
(10) Sara Errani (ITA) d. Francesca Schiavone (ITA) 63 61
(11) Ana Ivanovic (SRB) d. Bojana Jovanovski (SRB) 64 62
(16) Sloane Stephens (USA) d. (Q) Petra Cetkovska (CZE) 64 26 63
Samantha Stosur (AUS) d. Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP) 75 36 61
Lucie Safarova (CZE) d. Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK) 61 62

WTA Doubles – Second Round
Medina Garrigues/Shvedova (ESP/KAZ) d. (3) Makarova/Vesnina (RUS/RUS) 62 62
King/Zheng (USA/CHN) d. (8) Goerges/Groenefeld (GER/GER) 16 76(5) 108 (Match TB)
Pavlyuchenkova/Safarova (RUS/CZE) d. Hingis/Lisicki (SUI/GER) 62 63

WTA Doubles – First Round
(5) Black/Mirza (ZIM/IND) d. Dabrowski/Rosolska (CAN/POL) 61 57 107 (Match TB)
(WC) Muguruza/Suarez Navarro (ESP/ESP) d. Huber/Raymond (USA/USA) 62 76(1)

ATP Singles – Second Round
[Q] D Thiem (AUT) d [3] S Wawrinka (SUI) 16 62 64
[5] D Ferrer (ESP) d [WC] A Ramos (ESP) 76(6) 57 63
[8] M Raonic (CAN) d J Chardy (FRA) 63 63
[10] K Nishikori (JPN) d [WC] G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) 63 61
R Bautista Agut (ESP) d F Verdasco (ESP) 26 76(4) 61

ATP Singles – First Round
A Dolgopolov (UKR) d [13] F Fognini (ITA) 75 46 63
[Q] I Sijsling (NED) d [14] T Haas (GER) 36 61 64
J Monaco (ARG) d [PR] J Melzer (AUT) 64 63
K Anderson (RSA) d R Stepanek (CZE) 36 63 64
N Almagro (ESP) d [Q] A Golubev (KAZ) 63 67(9) 76(4)
E Gulbis (LAT) d J Janowicz (POL) 76(5) 36 62
M Cilic (CRO) d J Sousa (POR) 61 61

Men’s Doubles – Second Round
[2] A Peya (AUT) / B Soares (BRA) d T Huey (PHI) / D Inglot (GBR) 67(2) 61 10-8
J Cabal (COL) / R Farah (COL) d [3] I Dodig (CRO) / M Melo (BRA) 64 62

Men’s Doubles – First Round
T Berdych (CZE) / J Isner (USA) d [WC] J Erlich (ISR) / L Rosol (CZE) 63 64
M Granollers (ESP) / M Lopez (ESP) d [WC] F Lopez (ESP) / J Monaco (ARG) 67(6) 63 12-10
SCHEDULE – WEDNESDAY, 7 MAY 2014

MANOLO SANTANA start 11:00 am
WTA – [4] S Halep (ROU) vs [WC] L Arruabarrena (ESP)
WTA – [1] S Williams (USA) vs S Peng (CHN)

Not Before 3:15 pm
ATP – [1] R Nadal (ESP) vs J Monaco (ARG)
ATP – [15] M Youzhny (RUS) vs F Lopez (ESP)

Not Before 8:00 pm
ATP – N Almagro (ESP) vs [7] A Murray (GBR)

Not Before 9:30 pm
WTA – A Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) vs [6] J Jankovic (SRB)

ARANTXA SANCHEZ VICARIO start 11:00 am
ATP – K Anderson (RSA) vs [6] T Berdych (CZE)
ATP – A Dolgopolov (UKR) vs E Gulbis (LAT)

Not Before 3:00 pm
WTA – [13] C Wozniacki (DEN) vs R Vinci (ITA)
WTA – S Kuznetsova (RUS) vs [3] A Radwanska (POL)
ATP – [11] J Tsonga (FRA) vs [Q] S Giraldo (COL)

STADIUM 3 start 11:00 am
ATP – [LL] L Kubot (POL) vs G Simon (FRA)
ATP – [LL] M Matosevic (AUS) vs [9] J Isner (USA)
ATP – [12] G Dimitrov (BUL) vs [WC] M Copil (ROU)
ATP – M Cilic (CRO) vs [Q] P Mathieu (FRA)

Not Before 7:00 pm
WTA – [WC] I Begu (ROU) vs [15] S Lisicki (GER)

PISTA 4 start 11:00 am
WTA – [Q] C Garcia (FRA) vs M Kirilenko (RUS)
WTA – H Chan (TPE) / C Scheepers (RSA) vs [5] C Black (ZIM) / S Mirza (IND)

Not Before 2:00 pm
WTA – A Riske (USA) vs [14] C Suarez Navarro (ESP)
ATP – [4] D Marrero (ESP) / F Verdasco (ESP) vs T Berdych (CZE) / J Isner (USA)
WTA – After Suitable Rest – [4] K Peschke (CZE) / K Srebotnik (SLO) vs [WC] G Muguruza (ESP) / C Suarez Navarro (ESP)

PISTA 5 start 11:00 am
ATP – M Fyrstenberg (POL) / M Matkowski (POL) vs J Murray (GBR) / J Peers (AUS)
ATP – J Rojer (NED) / H Tecau (ROU) vs F Fognini (ITA) / S Gonzalez (MEX)
ATP – J Nieminen (FIN) vs [Q] I Sijsling (NED)
ATP – [5] M Llodra (FRA) / N Mahut (FRA) vs [PR] K Anderson (RSA) / J Melzer (AUT)

PISTA 6 start 11:00 am
WTA – K Koukalova (CZE) / M Niculescu (ROU) vs [6] R Kops-Jones (USA) / A Spears (USA)

Not Before 1:00 pm
ATP – E Butorac (USA) / R Klaasen (RSA) vs M Raonic (CAN) / A Seppi (ITA)

Not Before 3:00 pm
WTA – TBA – [1] S Hsieh (TPE) / S Peng (CHN) vs [WC] F Schiavone (ITA) / S Soler-Espinosa (ESP)

Not Before 6:00 pm
WTA – TBA – S Kuznetsova (RUS) / S Stosur (AUS) vs [2] S Errani (ITA) / R Vinci (ITA)

PISTA 7 start 5:00 pm
ATP – [6] D Nestor (CAN) / N Zimonjic (SRB) vs M Granollers (ESP) / M Lopez (ESP)

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Roger Federer Withdraws from Madrid to be with Pregnant Wife

 

Federer in press

(May 6, 2014) Roger Federer announced on his Facebook page that he has withdrawn from the Madrid Open to be with his wife Mirka who is expecting their third child.

The Federers already have four-year-old twin girls, Myla Rose and Charlene Riva, who will turn five on July 23.

The French Open begins on May 25. The world No. 4 has not missed a major tournament since 2000.

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Tennis – Madrid Open Results and Schedule

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MUTUA MADRID OPEN
Madrid, Spain
May 3-11, 2014
Clay/Outdoors

Results – Sunday, May 4, 2014

WTA Singles – First Round
(1) Serena Williams (USA) d. (Q) Belinda Bencic (SUI) 62 61
(5) Petra Kvitova (CZE) d. Sorana Cirstea (ROU) 61 57 76(4)
(Q) Caroline Garcia (FRA) d. (7) Angelique Kerber (GER) 63 20 ret. (back injury)
(8) Maria Sharapova (RUS) d. Klara Koukalova (CZE) 61 62
(11) Ana Ivanovic (SRB) d. Madison Keys (USA) 61 76(4)
Lucie Safarova (CZE) d. (12) Flavia Pennetta (ITA) 16 60 63
(16) Sloane Stephens (USA) d. (Q) Monica Niculescu (ROU) 26 63 62
Roberta Vinci (ITA) d. Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) 64 64
Maria Kirilenko (RUS) d. (Q) Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) 64 75
Peng Shuai (CHN) d. Kurumi Nara (JPN) 62 63
Varvara Lepchenko (USA) d. (WC) Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP) 64 46 64
Zheng Jie (CHN) d. (Q) Mariana Duque-Mariño (COL) 76(5) 62
Francesca Schiavone (ITA) d. Elena Vesnina (RUS) 64 67(3) 64
(Q) Petra Cetkovska (CZE) d. Stefanie Voegele (SUI) 61 63

WTA Doubles – First Round
Hingis/Lisicki (SUI/GER) d. (7) Kudryavtseva/Rodionova (RUS/AUS) 36 62 106 (Match TB)
(8) Goerges/Groenefeld (GER/GER) d. Husarova/Zhang (SVK/CHN) 63 64

 

ATP Singles – First Round
R Bautista Agut (ESP) d [16] T Robredo (ESP) 64 64
J Chardy (FRA) d L Rosol (CZE) 46 63 64
[WC] G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) d P Andujar (ESP) 62 26 62

ATP Doubles – First Round
J Cabal (COL) / R Farah (COL) d M Mirnyi (BLR) / M Youzhny (RUS) 63 64
T Huey (PHI) / D Inglot (GBR) d J Benneteau (FRA) / E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) 62 46 10-7

SCHEDULE – MONDAY, 5 MAY 2014

MANOLO SANTANA start 11:00 am
WTA – K Flipkens (BEL) vs [2] N Li (CHN)
WTA – E Bouchard (CAN) vs [3] A Radwanska (POL)

Not Before 3:15 pm
ATP – A Seppi (ITA) vs F Verdasco (ESP)
ATP – F Delbonis (ARG) vs F Lopez (ESP)

Not Before 8:00 pm
WTA – Y Meusburger (AUT) vs [14] C Suarez Navarro (ESP)

Not Before 9:30 pm
ATP – [12] G Dimitrov (BUL) vs [WC] P Carreno Busta (ESP)

ARANTXA SANCHEZ VICARIO start 11:00 am
ATP – I Dodig (CRO) vs [10] K Nishikori (JPN)
ATP – [11] J Tsonga (FRA) vs E Roger-Vasselin (FRA)

Not Before 3:00 pm
WTA – [4] S Halep (ROU) vs [Q] J Goerges (GER)
WTA – [13] C Wozniacki (DEN) vs E Makarova (RUS)
ATP – [Q] S Giraldo (COL) vs L Hewitt (AUS)

STADIUM 3 start 11:00 am
ATP – [WC] M Copil (ROU) vs M Granollers (ESP)
ATP – [Q] T Gabashvili (RUS) vs [9] J Isner (USA)
ATP – [15] M Youzhny (RUS) vs [Q] B Becker (GER)
ATP – B Paire (FRA) vs G Simon (FRA)
WTA – E Svitolina (UKR) vs [6] J Jankovic (SRB)

PISTA 4 start 11:00 am
WTA – [WC] M Torro-Flor (ESP) vs A Pavlyuchenkova (RUS)
WTA – S Kuznetsova (RUS) vs A Cornet (FRA)
ATP – M Cilic (CRO) / L Dlouhy (CZE) vs [PR] K Anderson (RSA) / J Melzer (AUT)
WTA – [PR] C Garcia (FRA) / K Jans-Ignacik (POL) vs S Kuznetsova (RUS) / S Stosur (AUS)

PISTA 5 start 11:00 am
WTA – S Stosur (AUS) vs [9] D Cibulkova (SVK)
WTA – [Q] K Pliskova (CZE) vs [15] S Lisicki (GER)
ATP – [LL] M Matosevic (AUS) vs P Kohlschreiber (GER)
WTA – A Medina Garrigues (ESP) / Y Shvedova (KAZ) vs D Hantuchova (SVK) / A Parra Santonja (ESP)

PISTA 6 start 11:00 am
ATP – J Nieminen (FIN) vs R Haase (NED)
WTA – [WC] B Bencic (SUI) / M Kirilenko (RUS) vs H Chan (TPE) / C Scheepers (RSA)
ATP – [Q] D Thiem (AUT) vs D Tursunov (RUS)
ATP – [WC] A Ramos (ESP) vs N Mahut (FRA)

PISTA 7 start 11:00 am
WTA – S Zhang (CHN) vs [WC] I Begu (ROU)
WTA – [WC] A Petkovic (GER) / S Stephens (USA) vs V King (USA) / J Zheng (CHN)
WTA – [PR] V Lepchenko (USA) / V Uhlirova (CZE) vs [WC] F Schiavone (ITA) / S Soler-Espinosa (ESP)
WTA – I Begu (ROU) / O Kalashnikova (GEO) vs K Koukalova (CZE) / M Niculescu (ROU)

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