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An Executive Summary of today's Daily Tennis News

Monday, May 7, 2012


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Nadal Still Not a Fan of Purple Clay Courts

Rafael Nadal has taken one last dig at the dreaded blue clay of Madrid before stepping onto court for his opening match in the second round against Russian rival Nikolay Davydenko.

“This is about history, the earth is red, not blue. Tennis is not only about show-business, there are more things to appreciate, history and tradition. Some symbolic things in the world should be preserved."


Federer Wants to Play on Blue Clay Before Condemning It

Madrid's blue clay remains a curiosity rather than a threat to Roger Federer, who will await the outcome of his opening match before passing judgment on the experimental surface at the Masters 1000.




Some of the Women Like the Blue Courts

Former No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki rolled an ankle and had to struggle through to an opening victory - but the Dane came up smiling when asked about the controversial surface at the Caja Magica.

“Blue is my favorite color, this makes things a bit different,” the sixth seed said. “The court seems a bit faster than when it was (traditional) red. Adding the Madrid altitude (650 meters above sea level) makes it even faster. But we will only know who handled it best when the tournament is over.”


Injury Prevents Murray From Playing on Madrid’s Blue Courts

Andy Murray will hope for a week of intense healing after a back injury forced him from the Madrid Masters and could compromise his intended start in Rome on May 14.




Australia Establishes a Training Base in Germany

Australian tennis players on the road in Europe may never get homesick again now that Tennis Australia has set up a training base in one of Germany's most amiable cities, Munich. The federation has signed a contract with BTV TennisBase in hopes of paving the way for young Australians to hone their claycourt skills on European clay.

"The central location and perfect training facilities at BTV TennisBase in Munich make it an ideal European training base for both our juniors and tour professionals," said federation tennis chief Craig Tiley.


Deadline Approaches for First US Open Sectional Qualifying Event

The USTA announced that registration will close this week for the first US Open National Playoffs Sectional Qualifying Tournament of 2012, held in the USTA Southwest section. The registration deadline for the USTA Southwest tournament, held in Scottsdale, Ariz., May 19-21, is Wednesday, May 9.

Players age 14 and older can register for singles competition and/or mixed doubles. Registration deadlines for the sectional qualifying events vary by tournament (see complete schedule on page 2). Registration for each of the 13 sectional qualifying tournaments is available at


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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 - Final
(2) A Seppi def. B Paire 6-3 6-2
Doubles - Final
(3) Erlich/A Ram def. Emmrich/Siljestrom 4-6 6-1 10-6 (Match TB)

Singles - Final
(1) J del Potro def. (2) R Gasquet 6-4 6-2
Doubles - Final
(1) Qureshi/Rojer def. (4) Knowle/Marrero 7-5 7-5

Singles - Final
(4) P Kohlschreiber def. (3) M Cilic 7-6(10-8) 6-3
Doubles - Final
(1) Cermak/Polasek def. Malisse/Norman 6-4 7-5

Singles - First Round
K Anderson def. A Bogomolov Jr. 6-3 6-2
N Davydenko def. I Karlovic 7-6(7-4) 6-3



Singles - First Round
(1) Victoria Azarenka def. Svetlana Kuznetsova 7-6(7-5) 6-4
(2) Maria Sharapova def. Irina-Camelia Begu 6-0 6-3
(4) Agnieszka Radwanska def. (WC) Lara Arruabarrena-Vecino 6-3 6-1
(6) Caroline Wozniacki def. Ksenia Pervak 7-6(9-7) 3-6 6-4
(Q) Varvara Lepchenko def. (11) Francesca Schiavone 6-4 6-7(8-10) 6-3
(12) Angelique Kerber def. (Q) Johanna Larsson 6-1 6-4
(13) Ana Ivanovic def. (Q) Mathilde Johansson 6-4 6-1
Roberta Vinci def. (14) Dominika Cibulkova 6-3 6-2
(16) Maria Kirilenko def. Zheng Jie 6-2 7-5
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova def. (Q) Jill Craybas 6-2 6-7(6-8) 6-1
Yanina Wickmayer def. Jarmila Gajdosova 6-2 6-4
Anabel Medina Garrigues def. Tsvetana Pironkova 6-0 6-2
Nadia Petrova def. Vania King 4-6 6-3 6-1
Shahar Peer def. Polona Hercog 6-3 7-5
(Q) Lourdes Dominguez Lino def. Monica Niculescu 6-0 7-6(8-6)


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