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Novak Djokovic Tops Juan Martin Del Potro to Defend Shanghai Masters Crown

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(October 13, 2013) Novak Djokovic extended his winning streak in China to 20 in a row when he defeated Juan Martin del Potro 6-1, 3-6, 7-6 (3) to capture the Shanghai Masters on Sunday. The victory caps a sweep of the Beijing and Shanghai events for a second straight year. The Serb has now won seven tournament titles in China the most he has won in any other country. This was Djokovic’s 15th Masters Series title.

“It was a great experience again in Shanghai with a thrilling performance from both my opponent tonight and myself,” said the world No. 2.  “I think the tournament had a fantastic final. I’m just very glad to go out as a winner from the court tonight from such a close match.

“My motivation is always there, especially when I’m playing [in the] finals of such a big event. I wanted this title as much as my opponent. That’s what’s going to stay forever.”

“The match was really close and I think Nole played unbelievable points in the tiebreak,” Del Potro said. “The match was so exciting. I was really close to beating him after beating Nadal. At Wimbledon [in July], we played another fantastic match.

“I think I’m playing even better than 2009 or 2008 or last year. I couldn’t win a Grand Slam [title] like I did in 2009 [at the US Open], but I reached finals in the [ATP World Tour] Masters 1000s. I already won three tournaments. I beat the top guys, which is fantastic for me.”

Juan Martin del Potro who has now moved up to World No. 5, was appearing in his third ATP World Tour Masters 1000 final, second this year. He lost to Rafael Nadal in Indian Wells. Del Potro, who beat Nadal in the semifinals, has qualified for the ATP World Tour Finals.

“I’m so excited to be there,” the Argentine said. “It’s a fantastic tournament. I’m going to be part of eight players fighting for the same goal. I think it’s like a gift for me because I did so well this season. I think it’s a big chance to close a fantastic year.”

“I would say he’s a fantastic player and a great person,” Djokovic said. “He showed that again. He has a really likable personality. He’s a big fighter. With his serve and his game, for his height, he moves extremely well.”

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Del Potro Stuns Nadal to Reach Shanghai Final versus Djokovic

Juan Martin del Potro at Niketown

(October 12, 2013) Juan Martin Del Potro upset world No. 1 Rafael  Nadal in the Shanghai Masters semifinals on Saturday 6-2, 6-4 to reach the final against Novak Djokovic.

Del Potro knocked out the top player with powerful groundstrokes which moved Nadal all over the court, breaking the Spaniard’s serve three times during the match.

The win gives Del Potro a place in the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals to be held at the O2 arena in London  November 4-11.

Djokovic defeated Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the other semifinal 6-2, 7-5.

Del Potro is looking to capture his first Masters Series title. This will be his third Masters final.
Singles – Semifinals
[1] N Djokovic (SRB) d [7] J Tsonga (FRA) 62 75
[6] J Del Potro (ARG) d [2] R Nadal (ESP) 62 64

Doubles – Semifinals
[5] I Dodig (CRO) / M Melo (BRA) d [1] B Bryan (USA) / M Bryan (USA) 67(5) 75 10-7
[8] D Marrero (ESP) / F Verdasco (ESP) d J Murray (GBR) / J Peers (AUS) 76(4) 76(9)

SCHEDULE – SUNDAY, 13 OCTOBER 2013

STADIUM start 2:00 pm
[5] I Dodig (CRO) / M Melo (BRA) vs [8] D Marrero (ESP) / F Verdasco (ESP)

4:30 pm
[1] N Djokovic (SRB) vs [6] J Del Potro (ARG)

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Nadal and Djokovic Fight off Opponents to Earn Semifinals Spots in Shanghai

 

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(October 11, 2013) Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic had to battle past tough opponents to reach the semifinals of the Shanghai Rolex Masters on Friday.

Nadal was tested in the first set, saving three set points against him before stopping Stanislas Wawrinka 7-6 (10), 6-1.

Defending Shanghai champion Djokovic had to fight past Gael Monfils 6-7 (4), 6-2, 6-4.

Nadal will play Juan Martin del Potro in the semifinals. Del Potro beat Nicolas Almagro  a 6-3, 6-3. Djokovic will match-up against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga who topped Florian Mayer 6-2, 6-3.

RESULTS – FRIDAY, 11 OCTOBER 2013

Singles – Quarter-finals
[1] N Djokovic (SRB) d G Monfils (FRA) 67(4) 62 64
[2] R Nadal (ESP) d [8] S Wawrinka (SUI) 76(10) 61
[6] J Del Potro (ARG) d [15] N Almagro (ESP) 63 63
[7] J Tsonga (FRA) d F Mayer (GER) 62 63

Doubles – Quarter-finals
[1] B Bryan (USA) / M Bryan (USA) d T Huey (PHI) / D Inglot (GBR) 75 76(4)
[8] D Marrero (ESP) / F Verdasco (ESP) d [2] M Granollers (ESP) / M Lopez (ESP) 63 64
[5] I Dodig (CRO) / M Melo (BRA) d [4] A Qureshi (PAK) / J Rojer (NED) 76(4) 63
J Murray (GBR) / J Peers (AUS) d R Lindstedt (SWE) / V Pospisil (CAN) 36 63 10-6
SCHEDULE – SATURDAY, 12 OCTOBER 2013

STADIUM start 2:00 pm
[1] B Bryan (USA) / M Bryan (USA) vs [5] I Dodig (CRO) / M Melo (BRA)

4:30 pm
[1] N Djokovic (SRB) vs [7] J Tsonga (FRA)

8:00 pm
[6] J Del Potro (ARG) vs [2] R Nadal (ESP)

UNION PAY COURT 3 start 6:00 pm

J Murray (GBR) / J Peers (AUS) vs [8] D Marrero (ESP) / F Verdasco (ESP)

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Gael Monfils Knocks Roger Federer Out of Shanghai Masters

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(October 10, 2013) Fifth seed Roger Federer was handed another early round loss, this one coming from Gael Monfils in the third round of the Shanghai Masters on Thursday a 6-4, 6-7(5), 6-3. For the Frenchman, it’s his second win over the 17-time major champion. He is now 2-6 versus Federer.

It was Federer’s first tournament since losing in the fourth round of the US Open to Tommy Haas. Federer stands at No. 7 in the race to London for the ATP World Tour Finals.

The 32-year-old Federer rebounded from 3-5 in the second set and then went on to take the tiebreak to send the match into a third set.

Monfils went up an early break in the third set and was a point away from a 5-1 lead, but the Swiss held to make it 2-4. Monfils was dominant on his serve the rest of the way and closed out the match.

“It’s a good win for me,” Monfils said post-match “I feel a bit sorry for him because I know he’s running for London. But it’s tennis. He’s going to have more opportunity (in) those weeks coming up.”

Monfils will face world No. 2 Novak Djokovic in the quarterfinals. Djokovic dismissed Fabio Fognini 6-3, 6-3.

Sixth seed Juan Martin Del Potro advanced to the quarterfinals after Tommy Haas withdrew with an injured back.  Jo-Wilfried Tsonga also advanced beating Kei Nishikori 7-6(5) 6-0.
RESULTS – THURSDAY, 10 OCTOBER 2013

Singles – Third Round
[1] N Djokovic (SRB) d F Fognini (ITA) 63 63
[2] R Nadal (ESP) d C Berlocq (ARG) 61 76(5)
F Mayer (GER) d [3] D Ferrer (ESP) 64 63
[15] N Almagro (ESP) d [4] T Berdych (CZE) 67(6) 63 76(4)
G Monfils (FRA) d [5] R Federer (SUI) 64 67(5) 63
[6] J Del Potro (ARG) d [11] T Haas (GER) W/O (back)
[7] J Tsonga (FRA) d [12] K Nishikori (JPN) 76(5) 60
[8] S Wawrinka (SUI) d [10] M Raonic (CAN) 76(2) 64

Doubles – Second Round
[1] B Bryan (USA) / M Bryan (USA) d P Andujar (ESP) / F Lopez (ESP) 63 62
[2] M Granollers (ESP) / M Lopez (ESP) d C Fleming (GBR) / J Marray (GBR) 62 64
R Lindstedt (SWE) / V Pospisil (CAN) d [3] D Nestor (CAN) / L Paes (IND) 75 36 13-11
[4] A Qureshi (PAK) / J Rojer (NED) d M Fyrstenberg (POL) / M Matkowski (POL) 64 36 10-7
[5] I Dodig (CRO) / M Melo (BRA) d [WC] R Federer (SUI) / Z Zhang (CHN) 61 16 10-8
T Huey (PHI) / D Inglot (GBR) d [6] R Bopanna (IND) / E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) 76(4) 57 10-6
J Murray (GBR) / J Peers (AUS) d [7] J Benneteau (FRA) / N Zimonjic (SRB) 64 62
[8] D Marrero (ESP) / F Verdasco (ESP) d F Fognini (ITA) / A Seppi (ITA) 64 57 10-7

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SCHEDULE – FRIDAY, 11 OCTOBER 2013

STADIUM start 11:45 AM
F Mayer (GER) vs [7] J Tsonga (FRA)

Not Before 3:00 pm
[6] J Del Potro (ARG) vs [15] N Almagro (ESP)

Not Before 6:00 pm
[1] N Djokovic (SRB) vs G Monfils (FRA)

Not Before 8:00 pm
[8] S Wawrinka (SUI) vs [2] R Nadal (ESP)

GRANDSTAND start 2:00 pm
[1] B Bryan (USA) / M Bryan (USA) vs T Huey (PHI) / D Inglot (GBR)
J Murray (GBR) / J Peers (AUS) vs R Lindstedt (SWE) / V Pospisil (CAN)
[4] A Qureshi (PAK) / J Rojer (NED) vs [5] I Dodig (CRO) / M Melo (BRA)
[8] D Marrero (ESP) / F Verdasco (ESP) vs [2] M Granollers (ESP) / M Lopez (ESP)

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Tennis Results for October 9, 2013

 

ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Shanghai, China  (+8 hours GMT)
6-13 October 2013     Surface: Hard

RESULTS – WEDNESDAY, 9 OCTOBER 2013

Singles – Second Round
[1] N Djokovic (SRB) d M Granollers (ESP) 62 60
[2] R Nadal (ESP) d A Dolgopolov (UKR) 63 62
[3] D Ferrer (ESP) d L Rosol (CZE) 63 64
[4] T Berdych (CZE) d F Lopez (ESP) 76(5) 62
[5] R Federer (SUI) d A Seppi (ITA) 64 63
[6] J del Potro (ARG) d P Kohlschreiber (GER) 36 63 76(4)
[7] J Tsonga (FRA) d P Andujar (ESP) 63 62
[8] S Wawrinka (SUI) d K Anderson (RSA) 64 36 76(5)
[10] M Raonic (CAN) d F Verdasco (ESP) 76(1) 36 63
[11] T Haas (GER) d D Brands (GER) 64 64
[12] K Nishikori (JPN) d J Melzer (AUT) 64 36 61
C Berlocq (ARG) d [14] J Isner (USA) 64 76(4)
[15] N Almagro (ESP) d J Chardy (FRA) 63 64
F Fognini (ITA) d [16] T Robredo (ESP) 76(3) 21 ret. (wrist)
G Monfils (FRA) d V Pospisil (CAN) 75 76(4)
F Mayer (GER) d B Paire (FRA) 76(1) 75

Doubles – First Round

P Andujar (ESP) / F Lopez (ESP) d C Berlocq (ARG) / J del Potro (ARG) W/O (del Potro – fever)
T Huey (PHI) / D Inglot (GBR) d M Mirnyi (BLR) / H Tecau (ROU) 67(4) 76(2) 17-15
M Fyrstenberg (POL) / M Matkowski (POL) d [Alt] A Begemann (GER) / M Emmrich (GER) 63 76(6)
J Murray (GBR) / J Peers (AUS) d [Alt] L Rosol (CZE) / B Tomic (AUS) 75 64
F Fognini (ITA) / A Seppi (ITA) d [WC] M Gong (CHN) / Z Li (CHN) 63 06 10-4
C Fleming (GBR) / J Marray (GBR) d S Gonzalez (MEX) / S Lipsky (USA) 36 75 10-7

SCHEDULE – THURSDAY, 10 OCTOBER, 2013

STADIUM start 11:45 AM
[1] B Bryan (USA) / M Bryan (USA) vs P Andujar (ESP) / F Lopez (ESP)
Not Before 2:00 pm
[6] J Del Potro (ARG) vs [11] T Haas (GER)
G Monfils (FRA) vs [5] R Federer (SUI)
Not Before 6:00 pm
[1] N Djokovic (SRB) vs F Fognini (ITA)
Not Before 8:00 pm
C Berlocq (ARG) vs [2] R Nadal (ESP)

GRANDSTAND start 2:00 pm

[12] K Nishikori (JPN) vs [7] J Tsonga (FRA)
Not Before 3:30 pm
[3] D Ferrer (ESP) vs F Mayer (GER)
[15] N Almagro (ESP) vs [4] T Berdych (CZE)
[8] S Wawrinka (SUI) vs [10] M Raonic (CAN)
[WC] R Federer (SUI) / Z Zhang (CHN) vs [5] I Dodig (CRO) / M Melo (BRA) – Possible Court Change

UNION PAY COURT 3 start 1:00 pm

C Fleming (GBR) / J Marray (GBR) vs [2] M Granollers (ESP) / M Lopez (ESP)
R Lindstedt (SWE) / V Pospisil (CAN) vs [3] D Nestor (CAN) / L Paes (IND)
Not Before 4:00 pm
[7] J Benneteau (FRA) / N Zimonjic (SRB) vs J Murray (GBR) / J Peers (AUS)

COURT 4 start 1:00 pm

T Huey (PHI) / D Inglot (GBR) vs [6] R Bopanna (IND) / E Roger-Vasselin (FRA)
[4] A Qureshi (PAK) / J Rojer (NED) vs M Fyrstenberg (POL) / M Matkowski (POL)
[8] D Marrero (ESP) / F Verdasco (ESP) vs F Fognini (ITA) / A Seppi (ITA) – TBA-After Suitable Rest

 

HP OPEN
Osaka, Japan
October 7-13, 2013
$235,000/International
Hard/Outdoors

Results – Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Singles – Second Round
Polona Hercog (SLO) d. (2) Sabine Lisicki (GER) w/o (left hip injury)
(3) Samantha Stosur (AUS) d. (Q) Belinda Bencic (SUI) 64 62
(5) Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) d. (Q) Luksika Kumkhum (THA) 62 62
(WC) Kurumi Nara (JPN) d. (8) Monica Puig (PUR) 75 76(4)

(Q) Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (CZE) d. (LL) Vania King (USA) 26 63 61

Doubles – Quarterfinals
(1) Kops-Jones/Spears (USA/USA) d. Hercog/Raymond (SLO/USA) w/o (Hercog: back injury)
(2) Mladenovic/Pennetta (FRA/ITA) d. Hsieh/Hsieh (TPE/TPE) 62 62
Stosur/Zhang (AUS/CHN) d. Jurak/Minella (CRO/LUX) 60 76(6)

Order Of Play – Thursday, October 10, 2013
Centre Court (from 11.00hrs)

1. Zhang Shuai vs. Madison Keys
2. Misaki Doi vs. Kimiko Date-Krumm
3. Kristina Mladenovic vs. Zheng Jie

 

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Linz, Austria
October 7-13, 2013
$235,000/International
Hard/Indoors

Results – Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Singles – Second Round
(3) Ana Ivanovic (SRB) d. Francesca Schiavone (ITA) 63 75
(4) Carla Suárez Navarro (ESP) d. Elina Svitolina (UKR) 61 64
(5) Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) d. (Q) Camila Giorgi (ITA) 62 61

Singles – First Round
(1/WC) Angelique Kerber (GER) d. Monica Niculescu (ROU) 06 61 62
Karin Knapp (ITA) d. (8) Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) 62 76(6)
Alexandra Cadantu (ROU) d. (WC) Melanie Klaffner (AUT) 76(4) 62

Doubles – Quarterfinals
(1) Dabrowski/Rosolska (CAN/POL) d. Murray/Windley (GBR/GBR) 61 76(4)

Doubles – First Round
(3) Husarova/Voracova (SVK/CZE) d. (WC) Beck/Klemenschits (GER/AUT) 63 63
Krunic/Savchuk (SRB/UKR) d. Dekmeijere/McHale (LAT/USA) 62 64
Buryachok/Piter (UKR/POL) d. Diatchenko/Hrdinova (RUS/CZE) 64 64

Order Of Play – Thursday, October 10, 2013
Centre Court (from 14.00hrs)
1. Katarzyna Piter vs. Dominika Cibulkova
2. Patricia Mayr-Achleitner vs. Maryna Zanevska
3. Sloane Stephens vs. Andrea Petkovic
4. Alexandra Cadantu vs. Angelique Kerber (NB 18.30hrs)
5. Husarova/Voracova vs. Krunic/Savchuk

Court 1 (from 14.00hrs)
1. Pliskova/Pliskova vs. Barthel/Begu
2. Stefanie Voegele vs. Karin Knapp

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Tennis Results for October 8, 2013

 

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HP OPEN
Osaka, Japan
October 7-13, 2013
$235,000/International
Hard/Outdoors

Results – Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Singles – First Round
(2) Sabine Lisicki (GER) d. Chanelle Scheepers (RSA) 75 76(1)
(LL) Vania King (USA) d. (4) Flavia Pennetta (ITA) 36 75 60
(6) Madison Keys (USA) d. (Q) Anna Schmiedlova (SVK) 63 62
Kimiko Date-Krumm (JPN) d. (7/WC) Laura Robson (GBR) 64 64
(9) Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) d. Aleksandra Wozniak (CAN) 76(4) 64

Zheng Jie (CHN) d. Sharon Fichman (CAN) 62 61
Zhang Shuai (CHN) d. Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP) 60 63
Polona Hercog (SLO) d. Petra Cetkovska (CZE) 64 57 61
(Q) Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (CZE) d. Hsieh Su-Wei (TPE) 62 62
(Q) Luksika Kumkhum (THA) d. Ayumi Morita (JPN) 62 61
(Q) Belinda Bencic (SUI) d. Lauren Davis (USA) 63 75

Doubles – First Round
(3) Lepchenko/Zheng (USA/CHN) d. (WC) Nara/Ozaki (JPN/JPN) 67(2) 62 105 (Match TB)
Stosur/Zhang (AUS/CHN) d. (4) Medina Garrigues/Soler-Espinosa (ESP/ESP) 63 61
Hercog/Raymond (SLO/USA) d. Fichman/Watson (CAN/GBR) 62 26 119 (Match TB)

Jurak/Minella (CRO/LUX) d. Bouchard/Garcia (CAN/FRA) 62 76(4)
(WC) Doi/Miyamura (JPN/JPN) d. Larsson/Moulton-Levy (SWE/USA) 76(5) 62

Order Of Play – Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Centre Court (from 11.00hrs)

1. Eugenie Bouchard vs. Luksika Kumkhum
2. Samantha Stosur vs. Belinda Bencic
3. Monica Puig vs. Kurumi Nara
4. Stosur/Zhang vs. Jurak/Minella

Court 1 (from 12.00hrs)
1. Barbora Zahlavova Strycova vs. Vania King
2. Kops-Jones/Spears vs. Hercog/Raymond
3. Hsieh/Hsieh vs. Mladenovic/Pennetta

 

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GENERALI LADIES LINZ
Linz, Austria
October 7-13, 2013
$235,000/International
Hard/Indoors

Results – Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Singles – First Round
(2) Sloane Stephens (USA) d. Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK) 63 61
(3) Ana Ivanovic (SRB) d. Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) 62 64
(4) Carla Suárez Navarro (ESP) d. (Q) Kristyna Pliskova (CZE) 62 63
(5) Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) d. Donna Vekic (CRO) 26 62 62
(WC) Patricia Mayr-Achleitner (AUT) d. (6) Sorana Cirstea (ROU) 16 63 64
(7) Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) d. Annika Beck (GER) 36 62 61
Andrea Petkovic (GER) d. Yvonne Meusburger (AUT) 63 75
(Q) Camila Giorgi (ITA) d. Julia Goerges (GER) 62 63
(Q) Katarzyna Piter (POL) d. Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) 62 46 63
(LL) Maryna Zanevska (UKR) d. (Q) Aleksandra Krunic (SRB) 75 26 62

Doubles – First Round
Murray/Windley (GBR/GBR) d. Slater/South (GBR/GBR) 76(4) 67(5) 104 (Match TB)
Pliskova/Pliskova (CZE/CZE) d. Niculescu/Zakopalova (ROU/CZE) 63 36 103 (Match TB)

Order Of Play – Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Centre Court (from 12.00hrs)
1. Elina Svitolina vs. Carla Suárez Navarro
2. Kirsten Flipkens vs. Camila Giorgi (NB 14.00hrs)
3. Alexandra Cadantu vs. Melanie Klaffner
4. Ana Ivanovic vs. Francesca Schiavone
5. Monica Niculescu vs. Angelique Kerber (NB 18.30hrs)
6. Husarova/Voracova vs. Beck/Klemenschits

Court 1 (from 14.00hrs)
1. Karin Knapp vs. Daniela Hantuchova
2. Diatchenko/Hrdinova vs. Buryachok/Piter
3. Dekmeijere/McHale vs. Krunic/Savchuk
4. Dabrowski/Rosolska vs. Murray/Windley

 

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ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Shanghai, China  (+8 hours GMT)
6-13 October 2013     Surface: Hard

 

RESULTS – TUESDAY, 8 OCTOBER 2013

Singles – First Round
V Pospisil (CAN) d [9] R Gasquet (FRA) 63 64
[10] M Raonic (CAN) d [Q] M Przysiezny (POL) 64 64
[12] K Nishikori (JPN) d G Dimitrov (BUL) 63 64
B Paire (FRA) d [13] G Simon (FRA) 64 63
[15] N Almagro (ESP) d [Q] G Soeda (JPN) 76(5) 62
[16] T Robredo (ESP) d A Montanes (ESP) 64 61
F Fognini (ITA) d [Q] P Lorenzi (ITA) 46 76(5) 64
A Seppi (ITA) d [WC] L Hewitt (AUS) 64 62
J Melzer (AUT) d I Dodig (CRO) 46 63 64
P Kohlschreiber (GER) d [WC] M Gong (CHN) 75 62
D Brands (GER) d [Q] A Falla (COL) 76(3) 75
J Chardy (FRA) d B Tomic (AUS) 75 62
F Lopez (ESP) d J Nieminen (FIN) 76(2) 46 63
K Anderson (RSA) d V Hanescu (ROU) 46 76(5) 76(4)
F Verdasco (ESP) d [WC] Z Zhang (CHN) 75 62
A Dolgopolov (UKR) d [Q] M Russell (USA) 61 63

SCHEDULE – WEDNESDAY, 9 OCTOBER 2013

STADIUM start 2:00 pm
[6] J Del Potro (ARG) vs P Kohlschreiber (GER)
[1] N Djokovic (SRB) vs M Granollers (ESP)

Not Before 6:00 pm
A Seppi (ITA) vs [5] R Federer (SUI)

Not Before 8:00 pm
A Dolgopolov (UKR) vs [2] R Nadal (ESP)

GRANDSTAND start 2:00 pm
P Andujar (ESP) vs [7] J Tsonga (FRA)
F Lopez (ESP) vs [4] T Berdych (CZE)

Not Before 4:00 pm
[12] K Nishikori (JPN) vs J Melzer (AUT)

Not Before 6:00 pm
[3] D Ferrer (ESP) vs L Rosol (CZE)
[WC] M Gong (CHN) / Z Li (CHN) vs F Fognini (ITA) / A Seppi (ITA) – TBA

UNION PAY COURT 3 start 1:00 pm
F Fognini (ITA) vs [16] T Robredo (ESP)
V Pospisil (CAN) vs G Monfils (FRA)

Not Before 4:00 pm
[8] S Wawrinka (SUI) vs K Anderson (RSA)
F Verdasco (ESP) vs [10] M Raonic (CAN)

COURT 4 start 1:00 pm
M Fyrstenberg (POL) / M Matkowski (POL) vs [Alt] A Begemann (GER) / M Emmrich (GER)
[14] J Isner (USA) vs C Berlocq (ARG)
D Brands (GER) vs [11] T Haas (GER)
[15] N Almagro (ESP) vs J Chardy (FRA)

COURT 5 start 1:00 pm
C Fleming (GBR) / J Marray (GBR) vs S Gonzalez (MEX) / S Lipsky (USA)
T Huey (PHI) / D Inglot (GBR) vs M Mirnyi (BLR) / H Tecau (ROU)
F Mayer (GER) vs B Paire (FRA)
A Montanes (ESP) / T Robredo (ESP) vs J Murray (GBR) / J Peers (AUS)
C Berlocq (ARG) / J Del Potro (ARG) vs P Andujar (ESP) / F Lopez (ESP) – After Appropriate Rest

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Tennis Results for October 7, 2013

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GENERALI LADIES LINZ
Linz, Austria
October 7-13, 2013
$235,000/International
Hard/Indoors

Results – Monday, October 7, 2013
Singles – First Round
Elina Svitolina (UKR) d. Mona Barthel (GER) 62 75
Francesca Schiavone (ITA) d. Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 75 62
Stefanie Voegele (SUI) d. Klara Zakopalova (CZE) 57 75 60

Doubles – First Round
(1) Dabrowski/Rosolska (CAN/POL) d. (WC) Moser/Rottmann (AUT/AUT) 64 62
(2) Goerges/Petkovic (GER/GER) d. Solovyeva/Svitolina (RUS/UKR) 61 36 106 (Match TB)
(4) Barthel/Begu (GER/ROU) d. Vogt/Wickmayer (LIE/BEL) 64 46 107 (Match TB)

Singles Qualifying – Final Round
(3) Camila Giorgi (ITA) d. Renata Voracova (CZE) 64 60
Kristyna Pliskova (CZE) d. Maryna Zanevska (UKR) 60 61
Aleksandra Krunic (SRB) d. Michaela Honcova (SVK) 62 63
Katarzyna Piter (POL) d. Sesil Karatantcheva (KAZ) 62 63

Order Of Play – Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Centre Court (from 12.00hrs)
1. Annika Beck vs. Dominika Cibulkova
2. Julia Goerges vs. Camila Giorgi
3. Ana Ivanovic vs. Yanina Wickmayer
4. Andrea Petkovic vs. Yvonne Meusburger (NB 16.00hrs)
5. Sorana Cirstea vs. Patricia Mayr-Achleitner (NB 18.30hrs)
6. Sloane Stephens vs. Magdalena Rybarikova

Court 1 (from 12.00hrs)
1. Kirsten Flipkens vs. Donna Vekic
2. Kristyna Pliskova vs. Carla Suárez Navarro
3. Irina-Camelia Begu vs. Katarzyna Piter
4. Aleksandra Krunic vs. Maryna Zanevska
5. Niculescu/Zakopalova vs. Pliskova/Pliskova (NB 16.30hrs; after suitable rest)
6. Slater/South vs. Murray/Windley

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HP OPEN
Osaka, Japan
October 7-13, 2013
$235,000/International
Hard/Outdoors

Results – Monday, October 7, 2013
Singles – First Round
(3) Samantha Stosur (AUS) d. Johanna Larsson (SWE) 64 62
(5) Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) d. Varvara Lepchenko (USA) 63 60
(8) Monica Puig (PUR) d. Heather Watson (GBR) 64 64
Misaki Doi (JPN) d. Sílvia Soler-Espinosa (ESP) 61 62
(WC) Kurumi Nara (JPN) d. Caroline Garcia (FRA) 63 62

Doubles – First Round
(1) Kops-Jones/Spears (USA/USA) d. Date-Krumm/Scheepers (JPN/RSA) 63 64

(2) Mladenovic/Pennetta (FRA/ITA) d. Cetkovska/Zheng (CZE/CHN) 64 62
Hsieh/Hsieh (TPE/TPE) d. Aoyama/Chang (JPNTPE) 62 63

Singles Qualifying – Final Round
(1) Anna Schmiedlova (SVK) d. Eri Hozumi (JPN) 62 61
(5) Luksika Kumkhum (THA) d. (2) Vania King (USA) 63 75

(3) Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (CZE) d. Zarina Diyas (KAZ) 63 62

Belinda Bencic (SUI) d. Anastasia Rodionova (AUS) 57 62 50 ret. (heat illness)

Order Of Play – Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Centre Court (from 11.00hrs)

1. Luksika Kumkhum vs. Ayumi Morita
2. Chanelle Scheepers vs. Sabine Lisicki
3. Kimiko Date-Krumm vs. Laura Robson
4. Medina Garrigues/Soler-Espinosa vs. Stosur/Zhang

Court 1 (from 11.00hrs)
1. Anna Schmiedlova vs. Madison Keys
2. Vania King vs. Flavia Pennetta
3. Kristina Mladenovic vs. Aleksandra Wozniak
4. Doi/Miyamura vs. Larsson/Moulton-Levy

Court 2 (from 11.00hrs)
1. Lauren Davis vs. Belinda Bencic
2. Sharon Fichman vs. Zheng Jie
3. Hsieh Su-Wei vs. Barbora Zahlavova Strycova
4. Nara/Ozaki vs. Lepchenko/Zheng

Court 4 (from 11.00hrs)
1. Zhang Shuai vs. Anabel Medina Garrigues
2. Polona Hercog vs. Petra Cetkovska
3. Jurak/Minella vs. Bouchard/Garcia
4. Hercog/Raymond vs. Fichman/Watson (after suitable rest)

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ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Shanghai, China  (+8 hours GMT)
6-13 October 2013     Surface: Hard

RESULTS – MONDAY, 7 OCTOBER 2013

Singles – First Round
[11] T Haas (GER) d S Querrey (USA) 64 64
[14] J Isner (USA) d [Q] S Giraldo (COL) 46 75 75
M Granollers (ESP) d J Tipsarevic (SRB) 64 64
G Monfils (FRA) d [Q] T Ito (JPN) 63 62

Doubles – First Round

[WC] R Federer (SUI) / Z Zhang (CHN) d K Anderson (RSA) / D Tursunov (RUS) 62 61
R Lindstedt (SWE) / V Pospisil (CAN) d P Kohlschreiber (GER) / F Mayer (GER) 76(3) 62

SCHEDULE – TUESDAY, 8 OCTOBER, 2013

STADIUM start 2:00 pm
[WC] L Hewitt (AUS) vs A Seppi (ITA)
[9] R Gasquet (FRA) vs V Pospisil (CAN)
Not Before 6:00 pm
[12] K Nishikori (JPN) vs G Dimitrov (BUL)
Not Before 8:00 pm
[Q] M Przysiezny (POL) vs [10] M Raonic (CAN)

GRANDSTAND start 2:00 pm

B Paire (FRA) vs [13] G Simon (FRA)
[15] N Almagro (ESP) vs [Q] G Soeda (JPN)
J Chardy (FRA) vs B Tomic (AUS)
[WC] Z Zhang (CHN) vs F Verdasco (ESP)

UNION PAY COURT 3 start 12:00 noon

F Lopez (ESP) vs J Nieminen (FIN)
[Q] P Lorenzi (ITA) vs F Fognini (ITA)
C Berlocq (ARG) / J Del Potro (ARG) vs P Andujar (ESP) / F Lopez (ESP) – After Suitable Rest
A Dolgopolov (UKR) vs [Q] M Russell (USA)

COURT 4 start 12:00 noon

P Kohlschreiber (GER) vs [WC] M Gong (CHN)
A Montanes (ESP) vs [16] T Robredo (ESP)
[Q] A Falla (COL) vs D Brands (GER)
J Melzer (AUT) vs I Dodig (CRO)

COURT 5 start 12:00 noon

V Hanescu (ROU) vs K Anderson (RSA)
Not Before 1:30 pm
C Fleming (GBR) / J Marray (GBR) vs S Gonzalez (MEX) / S Lipsky (USA)
Not Before 3:30 pm
M Fyrstenberg (POL) / M Matkowski (POL) vs J Isner (USA) / S Querrey (USA)
[WC] M Gong (CHN) / Z Li (CHN) vs F Fognini (ITA) / A Seppi (ITA) – After Suitable Rest

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Osaka and Shanghai Monday Schedules

HP OPEN
Osaka, Japan
October 7-13, 2013
$235,000/International
Hard/Outdoors

Order Of Play – Monday, October 7, 2013
Centre Court (from 11.00hrs)

1. Belinda Bencic vs. Anastasia Rodionova (Singles Q Final)

2. Samantha Stosur vs. Johanna Larsson (NB 12.00hrs)

3. Misaki Doi vs. Sílvia Soler-Espinosa

4. Kops-Jones/Spears vs. Date-Krumm/Scheepers

 

Court 1 (from 11.00hrs)

1. Anna Schmiedlova vs. Eri Hozumi (Singles Q Final)

2. Kurumi Nara vs. Caroline Garcia

3. Eugenie Bouchard vs. Varvara Lepchenko

4. Aoyama/Chang vs. Hsieh/Hsieh

 

Court 2 (from 11.00hrs)

1. Vania King vs. Luksika Kumkhum (Singles Q Final)

2. Monica Puig vs. Heather Watson

3. Cetkovska/Zheng vs. Mladenovic/Pennetta (NB 15.00hrs)

 

Court 4 (from 12.00hrs)

1. Barbora Zahlavova Strycova vs. Zarina Diyas (Singles Q Final)

 

ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Shanghai, China  (+8 hours GMT)
6-13 October 2013     Surface: Hard

RESULTS – SUNDAY, 6 OCTOBER 2013

Singles – First Round
L Rosol (CZE) d J Benneteau (FRA) 63 16 63
F Mayer (GER) d [WC] D Wu (CHN) 63 63
P Andujar (ESP) d M Youzhny (RUS) 52 ret. (stomach)
C Berlocq (ARG) d D Tursunov (RUS) 46 64 64

SCHEDULE – MONDAY, 7 OCTOBER, 2013

STADIUM start 2:00 pm
M Granollers (ESP) vs J Tipsarevic (SRB)
[14] J Isner (USA) vs [Q] S Giraldo (COL)
Not Before 5:00 pm
K Anderson (RSA) / D Tursunov (RUS) vs [WC] R Federer (SUI) / Z Zhang (CHN)
[Q] T Ito (JPN) vs G Monfils (FRA)
Not Before 8:00 pm
S Querrey (USA) vs [11] T Haas (GER)

GRANDSTAND start 2:00 pm
F Lopez (ESP) vs J Nieminen (FIN)
A Montanes (ESP) vs [16] T Robredo (ESP)
J Chardy (FRA) vs B Tomic (AUS)
A Dolgopolov (UKR) vs [Q] M Russell (USA)

UNION PAY COURT 3 start 2:00 pm
C Fleming (GBR) / J Marray (GBR) vs S Gonzalez (MEX) / S Lipsky (USA)
P Kohlschreiber (GER) vs [WC] M Gong (CHN)
[Q] A Falla (COL) vs D Brands (GER)
P Kohlschreiber (GER) / F Mayer (GER) vs R Lindstedt (SWE) / V Pospisil (CAN)

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Shanghai Rolex Masters – Sunday Schedule

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ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Shanghai, China  (+8 hours GMT)

SCHEDULE – SUNDAY, 6 OCTOBER 2013

STADIUM start 12:00 noon
Qualifying – Y Lu (TPE) vs A Falla (COL)

Not Before 2:00 pm
J Benneteau (FRA) vs L Rosol (CZE)
D Tursunov (RUS) vs C Berlocq (ARG)

Not Before 6:00 pm
[WC] D Wu (CHN) vs F Mayer (GER)

Not Before 8:00 pm
M Youzhny (RUS) vs P Andujar (ESP)

GRANDSTAND start 12:00 noon
Qualifying – G Soeda (JPN) vs R Harrison (USA)
Qualifying – J Sock (USA) vs M Russell (USA)

UNION PAY COURT 3 start 12:00 noon
Qualifying – L Kubot (POL) vs S Giraldo (COL)
Qualifying – T Ito (JPN) vs S Devvarman (IND)

COURT 4 start 12:00 noon
Qualifying – F Delbonis (ARG) vs M Przysiezny (POL)
Qualifying – J Duckworth (AUS) vs P Lorenzi (ITA)

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Djokovic Saves Match Points to Take Shanghai Crown Over Murray

By Abigail Hinto

SHANGHAI, China – In a three-hour and 22-minute battle, Novak Djokovic saved five match points to end Andy Murray’s perfect record in Shanghai 5-7, 7-6(11), 6-3 to capture the Shanghai Rolex Masters on Sunday.

 

As semifinals Saturday at the Shanghai Rolex Masters gave us one installment of the big four match-ups when Murray defeated Federer 6-4 6-4, finals day gave us Novak Djokovic against Andy Murray in a repeat of the US Open Finals. It’s a one match advantage for Djokovic in an 8-7 head to head against Murray, but Murray had won their last two meetings, at the semifinals in the Olympics and that thrilling final at the US Open where Murray finally took home his first major.

Ironically, these two old friends and rivals have met the least amount of times among the big four. But it’s been more a matter of their ranking places, having spent mostly as No. 3 and No. 4 behind Federer and Rafael Nadal. Now that rankings have switched and rotated more recently, we may see more of these two facing against each other as we have seen it happen five times already this year.

Djokovic and Andy Murray are among the best returners on tour. But have we seen as much breaks of serve in a match between these two especially in fast hard court like Shanghai?

The first set saw six breaks of serve before Djokovic finally held serve again since his first service game for 5-4. A hold for Murray as well and the match was once more level at 5-5. Serving for a 6-5 advantage, Djokovic was easily holding at 40-0 only to see his lead slip away when Murray eventually breaks. Murray finally wins the first set 7-5 in 1 hour and 13 minutes.

What could have been a straight sets victory for Murray turned into a tight, tense, nervy affair when Murray failed to serve out the match at 5-4 and the second set went into a tiebreak. Saving five match points, Djokovic turns the match around and takes the second set 13-11 in a 20 minute tiebreak.

 

In the third set, both men held firm until the seventh game when Djokovic broke Murray for a 4-3 lead. Murray saved a pair of match points when serving at 3-5 but could not hold on to his serve – game, set, match and title to Djokovic 5-7, 7-6(11), 6-3.

 

“It’s difficult to judge who was better because it was so close throughout the whole match,” Djokovic said after the win. We had so many rallies in three and a half hours; for a best-of-three set match it is a very long time. Could have easily gone the other way. He was five match points up. When I faced those match points, I tried to focus on each individually. He was so close to the victory that I cannot say I was the better player.

“I’m trying to focus now on the end of the season. I need to play well indoors. I need to try to stay consistent with my results and eventually get a shot at No. 1 of the world. It’s my biggest objective in this moment. It’s something I’m aiming for. Obviously this is going to be a huge confidence boost and is going to help me in the race for No. 1. As I said, it’s still not done. I still have to play well indoors.”

“It was a disappointing one to lose, “ Murray said. “I’ve lost tougher matches than that before in the biggest events. So I’m sure I’ll recover from it pretty well.

“The second set, I probably played a little bit better. But he came up, served very well on the match points. The one match point I had on my serve, he hit the forehand onto the edge of the line. On the game where I served for the match, he also came up with some good shots.

“It’s not like I threw the match away. I didn’t make any real glaring errors or anything. When I had my chances, he just served very well and hit a couple of lines when he needed to.”

 

“We had an incredible year so far with our matches, big matches in important events,” Djokovic said. “He definitely is a different player this year. You could see by the results he’s achieved. He’s more aggressive on the court and he’s definitely a danger to anybody on any surface.”

This marks the seventh different Masters 1000 series title for Djokovic. Up until Sunday, Murray has a perfect record in Shanghai, winning titles the last two years.

With the victory, No. 2 Djokovic is getting closer to passing No. 1 Roger Federer for the top spot in the rankings as he heads into the BNP Paribas Paris Masters and the ATP World Tour Finals in the coming weeks.

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