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Daily Tennis News Briefs 16Mar12




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Friday, March 16, 2012


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Djokovic Doesn't Forget His Roots

No. 1 Novak Djokovic has enjoyed successful relationships with his coach on the pro tour, Marian Vajda, for many years, but he still praises the woman who taught him to play, Jelena Gencic, whom he still keeps in contact with. Without Gencic behind him, he does not believe that he would have ever made it to the pro ranks, much less as a junior.



Federer Remains Calm During Illness in the Area

Roger Federer has been showing his trademark poise as the three-time champion keeps finding ways to win despite illness at Indian Wells. The Swiss said that despite feeling better as the week goes on in the desert, playing at less than 100 percent remains a challenge.

"It (illness) has a lot of effect on everything. Obviously the concentration is always on elsewhere. You're not focusing really on the tactics a whole lot. You're just focusing on managing point for point and going through."


Roddick Thinks This is the Roger-Rafa Era

Andy Roddick has no doubt that when it comes to tennis history, the current time in the sport can only be defined as the Roger-Rafa era, with Novak Djokovic a footnote despite his runaway 2011 success.

"I think at the end of it, 20 years from now when you say when you talk about Roger, the name that will go with it is Rafa," said former No. 1 Roddick, 2-23 versus Federer and 3-10 against Nadal.


Federer is Not a Big Note Taker Any More

Federer prefers to keep it low-tech when it comes to sussing out upcoming opponents, with the Swiss admitting he's never been up to the task of keeping detailed notes on his matches. That job is best left to his squad of coaches, American Paul Annacone and Swiss Davis Cup captain Severin Luthi.

"I never actually have written stuff down, but that was something I was considering doing earlier on in my career," said Federer. "The more you become a pro the more amateur you become. . . you can analyze everything and just overdo it."


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Indian Wells

Indian Wells





Indian Wells

Singles - Quarterfinal
(1) N Djokovic def. (12) N Almagro 6-3 6-4
(11) J Isner def. (13) G Simon 6-3 1-6 7-5
Doubles - Semifinal
M Lopez/Nadal def. (6) Fyrstenberg/Matkowski 6-2 6-0



Indian Wells
Singles - Quarterfinal
(2) Maria Sharapova def. (20) Maria Kirilenko 3-6 7-5 6-2
(15) Ana Ivanovic def. (7) Marion Bartoli 6-3 6-4
Doubles - Semifinal
(2) Mirza/Vesnina def. (3) Hlavackova/Hradecka 5-7 7-5 10-3 (Match TB)


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