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Monday, August 20, 2012


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Nadal Accepts His Physical Condition Situation

Rafael Nadal is looking on the bright side of his chronic left knee tendonitis, with the Spaniard who has not played in almost two months hoping to make a comeback for his country's Davis Cup semi-final in September.

"If the knee is well in time for the Davis Cup and the captain wants me, I will be happy to be there," the world No. 3 told local media on his island home of Mallorca. "It would be exciting for me and a great moment to return. If not, then I will have to wait a little longer."   


Federer Is Confident Nadal Will Return To The Tour

Roger Federer has even not considered the possibility that Rafael Nadal might be finished as a serious rival after the Spaniard confirmed that he is suffering from a chronic knee complaint. For the Swiss world No. 1, it's just a matter of time before he begins to face Rafa on the courts again in a rivalry which now extends to 29 encounters dating to 2004.

"I haven't thought about it, that I might play Rafa less, because I am convinced he will come back strong sooner or later," said Federer, guaranteed to hold the ATP top spot through the US Open. "We have had a great rivalry already, great matches, great fighting spirit, fair play, different type of matchup him being a lefty, me being the righty.  The way we play is completely different."


Vemic Takes On Increased Role With Djokovic

While Roger Federer contested Cincinnati, the head coach of his team, American Paul Annacone, took the week off to rest. The same went with Novak Djokovic's main coach, Marian Vajda, who stayed in Europe after the Olympics to be with his family. Djokovic was accompanied in Toronto and Cincinnati by former pro Dusan Vemic, who once lived in Palm Springs. Vemic is serving both as an assistant coach and as a hitting partner. Vajda, like Annacone, will return for the US  Open.



Williamsí Physical Condition Is A Double Whammy

Venus Williams is fighting a back injury problem which influenced her Cincinnati semi-final loss to Li Na, with the veteran American who is already battling an energy-sapping syndrome looking to the positive in hopes of being 100 per cent for the upcoming US Open.



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Singles - Final
(1) R Federer def. (2) N Djokovic 6-0 7-6(9-7)
Doubles - Final
(4) Lindstedt/Tecau def. (6) Bhupathi/Bopanna 6-4 6-4

Singles - First Round
D Goffin def. N Mahut 7-6(7-1) 6-1
S Giraldo def. E Roger-Vasselin 6-2 2-6 6-1
(WC) J Blake def. A Ramos 6-4 6-3
S Darcis def. X Malisse 6-3 6-0
A Bogomolov Jr. def. M Jaziri 6-2 6-2
(WC) R Harrison def. G Soeda 6-3 7-5




Singles - Final
(9) Li Na def. (5) Angelique Kerber 1-6 6-3 6-1
Doubles - Final
(5) Hlavackova/Hradecka def. (8) Srebotnik/Zheng 6-1 6-3

New Haven
Singles Qualifying - Final Round
(1) Timea Babos def. (WC) Sachia Vickery 2-6 6-4 6-4
(5) Olga Govortsova def. Vera Dushevina 5-7 6-2 7-5
(WC) Nicole Gibbs def. (7) Garbine Muguruza 6-2 1-0 retired (left thigh injury)
Alexa Glatch def. Melanie Oudin 6-0 6-2
Singles - First Round
(5) Marion Bartoli def. (WC) Laura Robson 6-3 6-3
(8) Lucie Safarova def. Varvara Lepchenko 6-3 4-1 retired (Left Wrist Injury)
Carla Suarez Navarro def. Agnes Szavay 7-6(7-3) 6-4
Sloane Stephens def. Tamira Paszek 6-3 6-1

Dallas (partial)
Singles Qualifying - Final Round
(5) Eugenie Bouchard def. (1) Melinda Czink 6-4 6-2
(2) Pauline Parmentier def. (7) Gabriela Dabrowski 7-5 6-4
(3) Mirjana Lucic def. Elizabeth Lumpkin 6-1 6-4
(4) Casey Dellacqua def. (8) Emily Webley-Smith 6-2 6-1
Singles - First Round
Aleksandra Wozniak def. (5) Klara Zakopalova 6-0 7-6(7-2)
(7) Chanelle Scheepers def. Barbora Zahlavova Strycova 6-0 6-2
Polona Hercog def. Kiki Bertens 6-4 retired
(WC) Bojana Jovanovski def. Alexandra Panova 4-6 6-1 6-1

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