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Friday, March 9, 2012


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Nadal Not Obsessed with Djokovic

Rafael Nadal may be on a big losing streak against Novak Djokovic, but he says that thoughts of the Serbian do not occupy his mind on daily basis.

“When I wake up every morning and I go on court for practice, I don't think about Novak. I think about the things I need to keep improving, I think about myself."


Ljubicic to Retire From Tour Next Month

One of the wisest heads in current tennis is due to retire next month, with Ivan Ljubicic deciding that his time on court is soon to be done.

The 32-year-old Croatian father of two - his youngest child was born only recently - will step away from the game after the Monte Carlo Masters in April. He told the ATP website that the decision, wasn't easy.


Kuerten Elected to Hall of Fame

One of Brazil's most beloved and successful athletes, Gustavo "Guga" Kuerten, has been elected to receive the highest honor in the sport of tennis- induction to the International Tennis Hall of Fame.



Federer is Still Not a Fan of Hawk-Eye

Roger Federer doesn't ever see himself becoming a fan of the Hawk-Eye electronic line-calling system, with the traditionalist Swiss saying the games loses some of its humanity when computers make the calls.

"What I like without Hawk-Eye is just the players challenging the umpires more often. The umpires had to be very aware," said the 16-time major winner who has a so-so record when he does make challengers - some of them obviously half-hearted."


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Indian Wells

Singles - First Round
(Q) A Golubev def. (Q) R de Voest 6-1 6-4
P Kohlschreiber def. M Bachinger 6-4 6-2
P Andujar def. R Haase 6-2 3-6 7-6(7-2)
A Ramos def. (WC) J Levine 6-7(10-12) 7-6(7-4) 6-2
(WC) S Querrey def. (Q) T Smyczek 7-6(7-1) 6-4
S Giraldo def. (WC) J Sock 5-7 6-0 6-1
L Kubot def. I Karlovic 6-4 6-2
S Stakhovsky def. A Bogomolov Jr. 7-6(9-7) 4-6 7-6(7-3)
G Garcia-Lopez def. R Machado 7-6(8-6) 4-6 6-2
R Harrison def. F Cipolla 6-1 6-2
(WC) R Ginepri def. (Q) P Lorenzi 1-6 6-3 6-4
D Sela def. (Q) A Delic 2-6 6-0 6-2
(LL) F Gil def. (Q) R Williams 6-3 6-6(6-8) 6-4
N Mahut def. (Q) V Pospisil 6-3 6-2
(Q) M Ebden def. I Kunitsyn 6-1 4-6 6-4
A Seppi def. O Rochus 4-6 6-3 6-4



Indian Wells

Singles - First Round
Ksenia Pervak def. (Q) Olga Govortsova 6-3 6-1
Ekaterina Makarova def. Bethanie Mattek-Sands 6-2 6-3
Irina-Camelia Begu def. Lucie Hradecka 4-6 7-5 6-2
Chanelle Scheepers def. Mathilde Johansson 6-3 6-3
Tamira Paszek def. Anastasiya Yakimova 6-4 2-6 6-1
Simona Halep def. (Q) Zhang Shuai 6-1 6-1
Sofia Arvidsson def. (Q) Eleni Daniilidou 6-4 7-6(7-4)
Johanna Larsson def. (Q) Greta Arn 4-1 retired (Neck Injury)
Silvia Soler-Espinosa def. Alberta Brianti 6-3 1-6 7-6(7-4)
Magdalena Rybarikova def. (Q) Jessica Pegula 5-7 6-3 6-3
Lourdes Dominguez Lino def. Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez 6-3 1-6 7-5
Gisela Dulko def. Jelena Dokic 1-0 retired (Right Wrist Injury)
(Q) Varvara Lepchenko def. (Q) Alexandra Panova 7-6(7-3) 6-2
(Q) Lesia Tsurenko def. Shahar Peer 4-6 6-3 7-5
(WC) Irina Falconi def. Alexandra Dulgheru 4-6 5-2 retired (Right Knee Injury)
(WC) Lauren Davis def. Petra Martic 6-2 7-6(9-7)
Doubles - First Round
(WC) Dulko/Suarez def. (6) Medina Garrigues/Pennetta 6-3 3-6 10-7 (Match TB)
(7) Llagostera Vives/Parra Santonja def. Date-Krumm/Zhang 6-3 6-4
(8) Groenefeld/King def. Chuang/Voskoboeva 7-5 3-6 11-9 (Match TB)
Benesova/Zahlavova Strycova def. Hsieh/Peng 6-4 7-5
Bacsinszky/Brianti def. Kuznetsova/Zvonareva 6-1 6-4
(WC) Azarenka/Kvitova def. Grandin/Uhlirova 6-2 6-2


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