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Friday, May 4, 2012


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Djokovic Believes the French Open Title is His

The French Open is already playing up the title chances of Novak Djokovic with a month to go before the start of the clay major.

"I want to make at least the final in Paris for the first time," Djokovic has already proclaimed this season, "I feel like I'm finally ready to do it this year."


Isner Has Been Invited to Play Boodles

John Isner is the latest top ten player to join the all-star field for The Boodles 2012, held at Stoke Park in Buckinghamshire from  June 19 - 23.




Friendship Between Federer and Nadal Has Cooled a Bit

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal may not be crossing paths as much as they did a few seasons ago with the Spaniard now off of the ATP Players Council headed by the Swiss. But that doesn't mean the pair of rivals who stands third and second in the world respectively have lost any respect for each other.

"But now we communicate less, I also think it's s normal that we have differences of opinion. I have no problem with Nadal, no matter what he says and thinks. The important thing is that he wants to continue to address the political events in the game." 


Roddick and Fish Pull Out of Madrid

It looks like the American pair of Andy Roddick and Mardy Fish might not even have a clay season after both injured veterans withdrew from the Madrid Masters.




ITF Looking for 1970 US Open Poster

The ITF will celebrate its centenary next year and as part of these celebrations it is putting together a coffee table book – written by Chris Bowers – covering all aspects of the ITF and tennis, past and present.

The ITF desperately trying to find a copy of the 1970 US Open poster with the slogan ‘You are cordially invited to sudden death in the afternoon’. This was promoting the introduction of the tiebreak. It doesn’t need to keep a copy of the poster; they just want to photograph it so it can be used in the book.

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Roland Garros: May 27-June 10

Wimbledon: June 25-July 8

Olympic Tennis London: July 28-August 5

US Open: August 27-September 9



Singles - Second Round
(1) P Andujar def. F Volandri 4-6 7-5 6-2
L Rosol def. V Hanescu 7-6(7-4) 6-3
B Paire def. G Garcia-Lopez 4-6 7-5 7-5
Doubles - Quarterfinal
Andujar/Garcia-Lopez def. (1) Lindstedt/Tecau 4-6 6-2 11-9 (Match TB)

Singles - Second Round
(1) J del Potro def. R Machado 6-1 6-0
(4) A Ramos def. B Phau 7-5 6-0
(WC) J Sousa def. (5) D Istomin 3-6 6-3 4-2, retired
(7) A Montanes def. B Reynolds 4-6 6-4 6-3
Doubles - First Round
Brunstrom/Marx def. Fruttero/Klaasen 7-6(8-6) 6-3
Doubles - Quarterfinal
Gasquet/Roger-Vasselin def. (3) Hanley/Melo 5-7 6-1 10-1 (Match TB)
(4) Knowle/Marrero def. Charroin/Marray 7-5 6-4

Singles - Second Round
(2) F Lopez def. S Stakhovsky 6-4 7-6(7-4)
(4) P Kohlschreiber def. E Gulbis 7-5 6-3
(5) B Tomic def. P Starace 6-1 6-7(4-7) 6-3
(Q) M Matosevic def. (Q) R Farah 6-1 6-7(2-7) 6-2
Doubles - Quarterfinal
(1) Cermak/Polasek def. Cilic/Zovko 6-1 6-4
(4) Cabal/Farah def. Bachinger/Moser 6-4 7-5
Malisse/Norman def. Kohlmann/Murray 7-6(7-2) 6-3
Brown/Waske def. Falla/Giraldo 6-2 6-1



Singles - Quarterfinal
(1) Sara Errani def. Alberta Brianti 6-4 6-0
(5) Marina Erakovic def. Barbora Zahlavova Strycova 6-2 1-6 6-4
Elena Vesnina def. (6) Petra Martic 6-3 6-2
Anna Tatishvili def. Aleksandra Wozniak 5-7 7-6(7-4) 6-4
Doubles - Quarterfinal
Husarova/Rybarikova def. (2) Erakovic/Vesnina 3-4 retired (Erakovic: left abdominal injury)
Doubles - Semifinal
Birnerova/Krajicek def. Begu/Minella 6-0 6-3

Singles - Quarterfinal
(1) Roberta Vinci def. (7) Nadia Petrova 6-2 1-6 6-4
(6) Kaia Kanepi def. (4) Petra Cetkovska 6-3 3-6 6-3
Carla Suarez Navarro def. Silvia Soler-Espinosa 6-3 6-3
(Q) Karin Knapp def. Galina Voskoboeva 7-6(7-4) 2-6 6-4
Doubles - Quarterfinal
Panova/Watson def. Kops-Jones/Spears 6-4 6-1
Doubles - Semifinal
(3) Shvedova/Voskoboeva def. (2) Mirza/Rodionova 6-3 7-6(8-6)


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