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Friday, May 11, 2012

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Nadal Loses in Madrid, Suggests He Will Skip Madrid Next Year

Irate Rafael Nadal has vowed never to play Madrid again the blue clay courts he detests remain in place. The Spaniard reached his mental limit as he lost to compatriot Fernando Verdasco while holding a 5-2 lead in the third set on the controversial surface.

 

 

Federer Close to #2 Ranking, His Schedule is Variable

Roger Federer will make a late call on his participation in next week's Rome Masters as the Swiss makes a run at a return to the ATP No. 2 ranking. If he wins the Madrid Masters on Sunday, Federer will take over behind Novak Djokovic, sending Rafael Nadal back to third.

 

 

Queen’s Adds More Stars to its Draw

Two more Top Ten players will line up alongside Andy Murray, Andy Roddick, Jo Wilfried Tsonga and Juan Martin Del Potro at the Queen’s Championships, the official entry list revealed.

World No.8 Janko Tipsarevic and No.9 Mardy Fish both joined the field, meaning six of the 12 highest ranked players in the world will compete at The Queen’s Club, 11th-17th June. Tipsarevic is at a career-high ranking, while Fish will hope to go one step further than two years ago, when he finished as finalist.

 

USTA Announces Teams and Coaches for World Team Cup

The USTA announced the players and coaches who will represent the United States at the 2012 BNP Paribas World Team Cup. 

Men’s Team

Quad Team

Dan James ( Head Coach)

Jason Harnett (Coach)

Steve Baldwin

Bryan Barten

Jon Rydberg

Nick Taylor

Stephen Welch

David Wagner

Noah Yablong

 

 

 

Women’s Team

Junior’s Team

Paul Walker (Coach)

John Devorss (Coach)

Emmy Kaiser

Shelby Baron

Mackenzie Soldan

Katherine Stuteville

Kaitlyn Verfuerth

Chris Herman

 

 

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Team Manager

Jenna Street

Jeremiah Yolkut

 

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THIS WEEK

MEN
Belgrade
Estoril
Munich

WOMEN
Budapest
Estoril

NEXT WEEK

MEN
Madrid

WOMEN
Madrid


 

VIP DATES

Roland Garros: May 27-June 10

Wimbledon: June 25-July 8

Olympic Tennis London: July 28-August 5

US Open: August 27-September 9

RESULTS - MEN

THURSDAY
Madrid

Singles - Third Round
(1) N Djokovic def. S Wawrinka 7-6(7-5) 6-4
(15) F Verdasco def. (2) R Nadal 6-3 3-6 7-5
(3) R Federer def. (14) R Gasquet 6-3 6-2
(16) A Dolgopolov def. (4) J Tsonga 7-5 3-6 7-6(7-2)
(5) D Ferrer def. (11) N Almagro 7-6(7-5) 3-6 7-6(10-8)
(6) T Berdych def. (12) G Monfils 6-1 6-1
(8) J Tipsarevic def. (9) G Simon 7-6(7-3) 5-7 6-1
(10) J del Potro def. M Cilic 6-2 6-4
Doubles - Second Round
Qureshi/Roger def. (1) Bryan/Bryan 4-6 6-4 18-16 (Match TB)
(2) Mirnyi/Nestor def. Marrero/Verdasco 6-3 7-6(7-4)
Granollers/M Lopez def. (3) Llodra/Zimonjic 6-4 6-4
(5) Paes/Stepanek def. Gasquet/Monfils 6-3 6-4
(6) Lindstedt/Tecau def. Cermak/Polasek 4-6 7-6(9-7) 10-7 (Match TB)
Cilic/Melo def. (8) Melzer/Petzschner 7-6(7-1) 6-3

RESULTS - WOMEN

THURSDAY
Madrid

Singles - Third Round
(2) Maria Sharapova def. Lucie Safarova walkover (GI Illness)
(4) Agnieszka Radwanska def. Roberta Vinci 7-6(7-1) 6-4
(9) Serena Williams def. (6) Caroline Wozniacki 1-6 6-3 6-2
(Q) Varvara Lepchenko def. Anabel Medina Garrigues 6-1 6-7(3-7) 6-3
(Q) Lucie Hradecka def. Ekaterina Makarova 6-2 7-6(7-5)
Doubles - Quarterfinal
Llagostera Vives/Martinez Sanchez def. (2) Peschke/Srebotnik 6-4 6-4
(4) Kirilenko/Petrova def. (7) Shvedova/Voskoboeva 6-1 6-2
(5) Errani/Vinci def. (WC) Cibulkova/Husarova 6-4 7-5
Makarova/Vesnina def. Dulko/Suarez 6-7(5-7) 6-2 10-5 (Match TB)

 

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