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Berdych© Getty ImagesIf Tomas Berdych beats Janko Tipsarevic in the third round, the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals field will be set.

PARIS THURSDAY PREVIEW – SEVEN OF TOP 10 IN LAST 16 IN PARIS, CRITICAL DAY FOR LONDON
Not only will it be an epic day of tennis at the BNP Paribas Masters as 16 of the ATP World Tour’s biggest stars battle it out for quarter-final berths in the last ATP Masters 1000 event of the year, but it will also be a very important day - potentially the last day - in the race to the BARCLAYS ATP WORLD TOUR FINALS in London.

First on Central Court is No. 2 seed Andy Murray against No. 13 seed Andy Roddick. Murray has been perfect this fall, going 16-0 (winning two Davis Cup rubbers and three straight titles at Bangkok, Tokyo and Shanghai, also winning his opening match here on Wednesday). Roddick has been playing well, winning 13 of his past 17 matches. Murray has a 7-3 head-to-head edge, and in their only meeting in the past two years he defeated Roddick 63 61 in 59 minutes at Queen’s Club in June. Roddick has done better at this tournament though, reaching two semi-finals and three quarter-finals. Murray’s best results here have been three QFs.

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Next up is World No. 1 Novak Djokovic against No. 15 seed Viktor Troicki. After losing their first meeting in Umag back in 2007, Djokovic has beaten Troicki nine times in a row (including routine 60 61 and 63 62 wins in their past two meetings, at Indian Wells and Miami earlier this year). After being out for several weeks with a back injury and struggling with his shoulder during a semi-final loss at his comeback tournament in Basel last week, Djokovic looked strong in a 64 63 opening-round win over Ivan Dodig on Wednesday. Troicki is 0-3 against reigning No. 1s but in his last such match he came very close, holding two match points on Rafael Nadal at Tokyo last fall before falling in a nail-biter, 76(4) 46 76(7).

Next up is No. 6 seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga against Italian qualifier Andreas Seppi. Tsonga had one of the best weeks of his career here three years ago, winning his first (and so far only) Masters 1000 title in his home country. And with two indoor titles already this fall, he is certainly among the favourites to go all the way this year. Tsonga will qualify for the BARCLAYS ATP WORLD TOUR FINALS if he wins this match, some extra motivation for the French No. 1. Seppi could be trouble though - he has taken out impressive names to get here (Nikolay Davydenko and No. 9 seed Nicolas Almagro) and does have five Top 10 wins to his name. He also has a win over Tsonga (the pair is tied in their head-to-head series, 1-1).

Next is No. 7 seed Mardy Fish against Argentina’s Juan Monaco. This is the second straight match with London implications: Fish will qualify for the BARCLAYS ATP WORLD TOUR FINALS if he wins this match. Fish has struggled with Monaco in the past, however - he leads the head-to-head, 2-1, but he barely won their first two meetings and Monaco won their only 2011 meeting, on the clay of Dusseldorf in May. The 27-year-old Monaco is also playing the best hard court tennis of his career - he is fresh off his first career hard court final in Valencia last week (taking out Ferrer en route to what was also his biggest career final). Monaco has 12 career wins over Top 10 players.

In the evening session, No. 3 seed Roger Federer against No. 16 seed Richard Gasquet. Federer is chasing his first BNP Paribas Masters title - in fact this is the only current Masters 1000 event he has never even reached the final of (his best result here was the semi-finals last year, lost to Monfils after holding five match points). Having been sidelined with an elbow injury, Gasquet played his first match in over seven weeks on Tuesday, looking good in a 64 76(4) win over Kevin Anderson. Federer has lost twice to Gasquet on clay, in 2005 Monte Carlo (he had three match points) and in three sets in Rome earlier this year (he led 64 42). Federer leads the overall series, 8-2, and is 7-0 on faster surfaces (4-0 on hard, 3-0 on grass).

The Swiss isn’t taking it lightly at all, though. “I’m going to prepare as if I have the best Richard Gasquet ever against me,” he said. “He didn’t play for a while, but I expect him to be totally fit, otherwise he wouldn’t be back in competition. It would have been easy for him to just go off on holidays and prepare for next year - if he’s here, it means he can play.”

Last up is Spain’s Feliciano Lopez against American John Isner. These two former Top 20 players both seem to be on the verge of breaking back into that elite, Lopez currently No. 21 and Isner No. 25. This is their first meeting but if ATP Masters 1000 history is anything to go by, Lopez could have the edge - he has been to Masters 1000 quarter-finals eight times before (including two semi-finals, both in Shanghai) while Isner is bidding to reach his first ATP Masters 1000 quarter-final (this is his fifth time reaching a round of 16).

While Tsonga and Fish could both qualify on Central Court, the first match on Court 1 could actually wrap the whole race to London up, with No. 5 seed Tomas Berdych facing No. 11 seed Janko Tipsarevic. If Berdych wins this match then Berdych, Tsonga and Fish are the last three qualifiers into London. If Tipsarevic defeats Berdych, the race goes on - Tipsarevic will need to win the title this week to qualify himself, but whichever two of the other three men qualifies with him would depend on their performances (watch atpworldtour.com for all updates). Tipsarevic is 4-0 against Berdych on the ATP World Tour.

BATTLE FOR LONDON – The final three spots for the season-ending BARCLAYS ATP WORLD TOUR FINALS in London will come down to four players. Here are the updated 2011 ranking points leaders going into Thursday:
Bold indicates qualified  
   Points
1 Novak Djokovic        13,385 (add 90 pts. w/3rd Rd. win)
2 Rafael Nadal             9,375   
3 Andy Murray             7,290 (add 90 pts. w/3rd Rd. win)
4 Roger Federer          5,760 (add 90 pts. w/3rd Rd. win)
5 David Ferrer             4,390 (add 90 pts. w/3rd Rd. win)  
6 Tomas Berdych            3,030 (add 90 pts. w/3rd Rd. win) 
7 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga       3,025 (add 90 pts. w/3rd Rd. win)
8 Mardy Fish                   2,965 (add 90 pts. w/3rd Rd. win) 
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9 Janko Tipsarevic           2,395 (add 90 pts. w/3rd Rd. win)
10  Nicolas Almagro        2,370
11 Juan Martin del Potro  2,315
12 Gilles Simon               2,165
13 Robin Soderling          2,120
14 Andy Roddick             1,940 (add 90 pts. w3rd Rd. win)
15 Gael Monfils                1,935
16 Alexandr Dolgopolov   1,925 (add 90 pts. w/3rd Rd. win)
17 Stanislas Wawrinka      1,820
18 Richard Gasquet          1,765 (add 90 pts. w/3rd Rd. win)
19 Feliciano Lopez            1,755 (add 90 pts. w/3rd Rd. win)
20 Viktor Troicki              1,730 (add 90 pts. w/3rd Rd. win)


BARCLAYS ATP WORLD TOUR FINALS QUALIFYING SCENARIOS

At the end of play on Wednesday, Almagro, Simon and Monfils have been eliminated so four players for the last three spots will be determined by: Berdych, Tsonga, Fish, Tipsarevic

• Berdych, Tsonga, Fish will qualify Thursday if they win BUT if Berdych beats Tipsarevic on Court 1, then Berdych, Tsonga and Fish qualify at the same time

• If Berdych loses, he will qualify if:
Tsonga loses in 3rd RD or Fish loses in 3rd RD or Tipsarevic does not win the title

• If Tsonga loses, he will qualify if:
Fish loses in 3rd RD or Tipsarevic does not win the title

• If Fish loses, he will qualify if: 
Tipsarevic does not win the title

THURSDAY THIRD ROUND FEDEX  HEAD 2 HEADS – In Order of Play by Court

Central Court

(13) Andy Roddick (USA) vs (2) Andy Murray (GBR) Murray Leads 7-3
06 San Jose (U.S.A.) Hard (I) SF Andy Murray 7-5 7-5
06 Wimbledon (England) Grass R32 Andy Murray 7-6(4) 6-4 6-4
06 ATP Masters 1000 Cincinnati  Hard QF Andy Roddick 6-3 6-4
07 San Jose (U.S.A.) Hard (I) SF Andy Murray 7-6(8) 6-4
07 Memphis (U.S.A.) Hard (I) SF Andy Roddick 6-3 7-6(4)
07 ATP Masters 1000 Miami  Hard QF Andy Murray 5-3 ret
08 Tennis Masters Cup (China) Hard (I) RR Andy Murray 6-4 1-6 6-1
09 Doha (Qatar) Hard F Andy Murray 6-4 6-2
09 Wimbledon (Great Britain) Grass SF Andy Roddick 6-4 4-6 7-6(7)  7-6(5)
11 London / Queen's Club (Great Britain)Grass SF Andy Murray 6-3 6-1

 

Roddick

Murray

Age (Birthdate)

29 (August 30, 1982)

24 (May 15, 1987)

Residence

Austin, Texas

London, England

ATP Ranking (Career-High)

No. 15 (No. 1 – Nov. 3, 2003)

No. 3 (No. 2 – August 17, 2009)

2011 W-L Record (on Hard)

34-15 (27-11)

55-11 (34-6)

2011 Finals W-L

1-1

5-1

Career Finals W-L

30-20

21-9

Last ATP Final/Last ATP Title

’11 Memphis/’11 Memphis

’11 Shanghai/11 Shanghai

2011 Tie-Break W-L

12-9

14-4

Paris W-L (Best Result)

14-7 (SF – 2003, ‘05)

9-5 (QF – 2007-08, ‘10)

Coach

Larry Stefanki

Daniel Vallverdu


RODDICK FASTFACTS

Tournament Highlights
:
• The 29-year-old American has a 14-7 career mark in Bercy and he opened Tuesday with a 64 64 win over Julien Benneteau…He’s reached the quarter-finals or better five times in seven visits…Last year lost to eventual champ Robin Soderling in the quarter-finals
• He reached the semi-finals in 2003 (l. to Henman) and '05 (l. to Ljubicic)...Also a quarter-finalist in 2002 (l. to Srichaphan) and 2008 (l. to Tsonga)

2011 Highlights:
W: Memphis (d Raonic); F: Brisbane (l Soderling); SF (2): London / Queen's Club (l Murray); Winston-Salem (l Isner); QF (3): US Open (l Nadal); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Shanghai (l Ferrer); Basel (l Federer)

2011 in Review:
• The No. 2 American (behind No. 9 Fish) is trying to reach his eighth quarter-final of the season…He’s coming off a quarter-final in Basel last week (l. to eventual champion Federer)
• Has a 36-67 career mark vs. Top 10 opponents, 1-6 this season, and his last win came over No. 5 Ferrer in the 4th Rd. at the US Open (l. to Nadal)…Last Top 3 win over Djokovic in ’10 Cincinnati QF
• The Austin, Texas, resident has a 34-15 match record on the season (27-11 on hard) and last month he reached the quarter-finals at ATP Masters 1000 Shanghai on Oct. 14 (l. to Ferrer)…In last Grand Slam outing at US Open, advanced to the quarters (d. Ferrer, l. to Nadal)…He also was a semi-finalist at Queen’s Club in London (l. to Murray) in June and Winston-Salem (l. to Isner) in August
• In August in Cincinnati, he lost in the first round to Kohlschreiber and prior to that, he played July 8 in  Davis Cup quarter-final  vs. Spain in Austin and lost to No. 6 Ferrer in second rubber in straight sets (76 75 63)…One week before US Open, he ranked No. 21 for the first time outside the Top 20 since August 2001 at No. 30 and this week is No. 15
• He was sidelined with an abdominal injury and withdrew from tournaments in Washington and Montreal
• At Queen’s Club, broke a three-match opening round losing streak, which started in Miami (after bye) on Mar. 26 to Pablo Cuevas 64 76(4) …Afterwards, as defending champ, fell from No. 8 to No. 14 on Apr. 5…Then lost in first round in Madrid (l. to Cipolla) and Rome (l. to Simon)
• In March, won pair of first round Davis Cup matches in Chile (d. Massu, Capdeville, both in four sets) and advanced to fourth round at Indian Wells (l. to Gasquet)
• In February, he won his 30th career title on the ATP World Tour in Memphis (d. Raonic 75 in third set)… He and Federer are the only active players to win a title for 11 straight years
• He opened the season by reaching the final in Brisbane (l. to Soderling) and then followed with a 4th Rd. showing at the Australian Open (l. to Wawrinka)

ATP World Tour Masters 1000 History:
• Has a career record of 154-66 since playing his first Masters 1000 tournament in Miami (falling second round to Agassi) in 2000…Owns a 5-4 in finals, winning his last Masters 1000 title in Miami last year (d. Berdych)…His other titles have come in Cincinnati in 2006 (d. Ferrero) and in 2003 (d. Fish), Montreal in 2003 (d. Nalbandian) and Miami in 2004 (d. Coria, ret.)

MURRAY FASTFACTS

Tournament Highlights
:
• The British No. 1 made his sixth appearance here Wednesday (9-5 record), defeating French wild card Jeremy Chardy 62 64…His best results in first five tries are three QFs, in 2007 (l. to Gasquet), 2008 (l. to Nalbandian) and last year (l. to Monfils); fell 3rd Rd. in other two tries (2006 and 2009)
 
2011 Highlights:
W (5): London / Queen's Club (d Tsonga); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Cincinnati (d Djokovic); Bangkok (d Young); Tokyo (d Nadal); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Shanghai (d Ferrer); F (1): Australian Open (l Djokovic); SF (5): ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Monte Carlo (l Nadal); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Rome (l Djokovic); Roland Garros (l Nadal); Wimbledon (l Nadal); US Open (l Nadal)

2011 in Review:
• The 24-year-old Scot enters with a career-best 16-match winning streak and he’s won 26 of his past 27 matches since mid-August… He has a 55-11 match record on the year (34-6 on hard courts)
• He is playing in his first tournament since Oct. 16 when he captured his fifth title of the season at ATP Masters 1000 Shanghai (d. Ferrer) in his sixth final of the year…Afterwards moved up to No. 3 on Oct. 17…The last time he was No. 3 was Mar. 29, 2010 and last time Federer was out of Top 3 – June 30, 2003 (at No. 5)
• During his 26-1 run, won his second title at ATP Masters 1000 Cincinnati (d. Djokovic), reached the SFs at the US Open (l. to Nadal), won a pair of Davis Cup matches vs. Hungary and picked up titles in Bangkok (d. Young)  and Tokyo, rallying to defeat No. 2 Rafael Nadal 36 62 60 in the final
• Has already qualified for season-ending BARCLAYS ATP WORLD TOUR FINALS in London along with Djokovic, Nadal, Federer and Ferrer…Looking to finish in Top 3 for first time in his career
• In June, won his second Queen’s Club title in London (d. Roddick in SF, Tsonga in F) and followed with semi-final at Wimbledon (l. to Nadal)
• Went into the clay court circuit with a 6-4 match record before reaching the semi-finals in Monte-Carlo (l. to Nadal in three sets)…He then made 3rd Rd. in Madrid (d. Simon, l. to Bellucci) and semi-finals at ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Rome (l. to Djokovic) and Roland Garros (l. to Nadal)
• He began the season with a second straight runner-up at the Australian Open (l. to Djokovic) and then lost three straight opening round matches before turning things around on clay in April, going 12-4
• He posted a career-best 21-4 mark in Grand Slam play, reaching SFs or better for first time in a season

ATP World Tour Masters 1000 History:
• Has a 110-44 career mark and 8-1 in finals…Has won two titles the past four years (since ’08)…Won in Shanghai (d. Ferrer) last month and Cincinnati in August (d. Djokovic)…Last year won titles in Toronto and Shanghai and from 2008-10 has won two titles each year…His only final loss came to Nadal in ’09 Indian Wells…He’s won most ATP Masters 1000 titles without a Grand Slam crown
 
(1)Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs (15) Viktor Troicki (SRB) Djokovic Leads 9-1
07 Umag (Croatia) Clay R16 Viktor Troicki 2-6 6-4 7-5
09 Belgrade (Serbia) Clay QF Novak Djokovic 6-3 6-2
09 Beijing (China) Hard R16 Novak Djokovic 6-3 6-0
10 Dubai (U.A.E.) Hard R16 Novak Djokovic 3-6 6-4 6-2
10 ATP Masters 1000 Cincinnati Hard R32 Novak Djokovic 6-3 7-5
10 US Open (U.S.A.) Hard R128 Novak Djokovic 6-3 3-6 2-6 7-5 6-3
10 Basel (Switzerland) Hard (I) SF Novak Djokovic 7-6(4)6-4
11 Australian Open (Australia) Hard R32 Novak Djokovic 6-2 ret
11 ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells Hard R16 Novak Djokovic 6-0 6-1
11 ATP Masters 1000 Miami (U.S.A.) Hard R16 Novak Djokovic 6-3 6-2
 
                                   Novak Djokovic Viktor Troicki
 Sets Won:                           19                     5
 Tiebreak Sets Won:               1                      0
 Match Wins By Surface:
 Clay:                                    1                      1
 Hard:                                   8                      0

 

Djokovic

Troicki

Age (Birthdate)

24 (May 22, 1987)

25 (February 10, 1986)

Residence

Monte-Carlo, Monaco

Belgrade, Serbia

ATP Ranking (Career-High)

No. 1 (No. 1 – July 4, 2011)

No. 19 (No. 12 – June 6, 2011)

2011 W-L Record (on Hard)

68-4 (44-3)

40-25 (28-17)

2011 Finals W-L

10-1

0-1

Career Finals W-L

28-14

1-3

Last ATP Final/Last ATP Title

’11 US Open/’11 US Open

’11 Sydney/10  Moscow

2011 Tie-Break W-L

8-10

7-6

Paris W-L (Best Result)

10-5 (Winner – 2009)

2-2 (3rd Rd. – 2011)

Coach

Marian Vajda

Jan de Witt


DJOKOVIC FASTFACTS

Tournament Highlights:
• The 24-year-old Serb opened Wednesday with a 64 63 victory over Croat Ivan Dodig…He is making his seventh appearance here (10-5 record); winning the title in 2009 (d. Monfils in final); has lost early in other five tries: three 3rd Rd. losses (2005, ‘08, last year) and two 2nd Rd. losses (2006-07 - both after 1st Rd. byes)

2011 Highlights:
W (10): Australian Open (d Murray); Dubai (d Federer); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Indian Wells (d Nadal); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Miami (d Nadal); Belgrade (d Lopez); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Madrid (d Nadal); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Rome (d Nadal); Wimbledon (d Nadal); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Canada (d Fish); US Open (d Nadal); F (1): ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Cincinnati (l Murray); SF (2): Roland Garros (l Federer); Basel (l Nishikori)

2011 in Review:
• The World No. 1 owns an outstanding 68-4 match record (44-3 on hard courts)…He is coming off his 13th semi-final or better in as many tournaments this year in Basel where he lost to Kei Nishikori 26 76 60…It was only his second loss (114-2) over the past two seasons when he won the first set
• He has won a career-high 10 titles in 11 finals, including three Grand Slam crowns and a record five ATP Masters 1000 titles…This is his second tourney since capturing first US Open on Sept. 12
• He played in Davis Cup semi-final vs. Argentina on Sept. 18 and retired vs. del Potro due to back injury
• Prior to US Open, he retired in final at ATP Masters 1000 Cincinnati (vs. Murray) due to right shoulder
• In August , he captured ninth title of the year, defeating Mardy Fish 62 36 64 in Montreal in first tournament as No. 1…That was only set he lost during week…He had a 57-1 start, the best  record since 1984 when John McEnroe went 59-1
• He became the first player to win a title in World No. 1 tournament debut since Pete Sampras in April 1993 in Hong Kong …He took over the top spot on July 4 after capturing his first Wimbledon crown (d. Nadal)…This is the 18th straight week he’s No. 1 and clinched year-end No. 1 when Nadal lost in the third round in Shanghai on Oct. 13
• The Belgrade native is 20-2 vs. Top 10 opponents, defeating rivals Nadal six times and Federer four times…His 20 Top 10 wins surpasses his previous best total (15-12 in 2009)…Last year went 4-8
• His first loss came to Federer in the semi-finals at Roland Garros in June, which snapped a 43-match winning streak going back to last year’s Davis Cup final (41 in 2011)…Since loss he won 16 in a row
• He became the first player to win five ATP Masters 1000 titles in a season (since 1990) and he is one of three players (Federer, Nadal) to earn four (or more) ATP World Tour Masters 1000 titles in a year… Four of his five Masters 1000 titles have come over Nadal (two on clay and hard courts), other over Fish …He is the only player to defeat both Nadal and Federer three straight times in a season
• In May he won his hometown title in Belgrade (d. Lopez) in his clay court season debut
• His five other titles have come on hard courts against Top 10 opponents, winning his second Australian Open (d. No. 5 Murray), Dubai (d. No. 2 Federer) and ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournaments in Indian Wells and Miami (d. No. 1 Nadal in both) and Montreal (d. No. 8 Fish)

ATP World Tour Masters 1000 History:
• Has a career mark of 137-40 and 10-7 in finals, winning a record five titles this year in Indian Wells, Miami, Madrid and Rome (d. Nadal in each) and Montreal (d. Fish)…In May, Madrid was his sixth different title in his eighth different final (except Shanghai)…Ret. in Cincinnati final in August
• In 2007, reached his first final in Indian Wells (l. to Nadal) and followed with his first title at the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami (d. Canas)…Also won in Montreal in ‘07, defeating the Top 3 players in succession – No. 3 Roddick (QF), No. 2 Nadal (SF) and No. 1 Federer (F)
• In 2008, won titles in Indian Wells (d. Fish), Rome and runner-up in Cincinnati (l. to Murray) and in ’09, won in Paris (d. Monfils)


TROICKI FASTFACTS

Tournament Highlights:
• The 25-year-old Serb is making his third appearance here (2-2 record); He fell early in first two appearances (1st Rd. in 2008 and 2nd Rd. in 2009)…On Wednesday opened with a 64 64 win over Ukrainian Sergiy Stakhovsky in 2nd Rd.

2011 Highlights:
F (2): Sydney (l Simon); Moscow (l Tipsarevic); SF (2): Rotterdam (l Soderling); Kuala Lumpur (l Baghdatis); QF (4): Doha (l Federer); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Monte Carlo (l Ferrer); Halle (l Berdych); Washington (l Isner)
 
2011 in Review:
• The No. 3 Serb (behind No. 1 Djokovic, No. 13 Tipsarevic) is trying to reach his ninth ATP World Tour quarter-final or better this season…His last QF or better came in Moscow last month where he reached the final (l. to Tipsarevic)
• The Belgrade native in January reached the final in Sydney (l. to Simon)…The following month he reached the semi-finals in Rotterdam (l. to Soderling)
• He comes in with a 40-25 match record (28-17 on hard) and he reached a career-high No. 12 on June 6 after achieving a Grand Slam-best fourth round at Roland Garros (l. to Murray in five sets)
• Has a 3-33 career mark (0-9 this year) vs. Top 10 opponents, losing 19 in a row since defeating No. 7 Tsonga in ’09 Bangkok semi-finals

ATP World Tour Masters 1000 History:
• Has a 25-27 career mark and his best result was the quarter-finals in Montre-Carlo in April (l. to. Ferrer)

(Q) Andreas Seppi (ITA) vs (6) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) Tied 1-1
08 Sydney (Australia) Hard R32 Andreas Seppi 3-6 6-3 6-2
11 Australian Open (Australia) Hard R64 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-3 7-6(1) 7-6(5)

 

Seppi

Tsonga

Age (Birthdate)

27 (February 21, 1984)

26 (April 17, 1985)

Residence

Caldaro, Italy

La Rippe, Switzerland

ATP Ranking (Career-High)

No. 46 (No. 27 – July 7, 2008)

No.  8 (No. 6 – Nov. 17, 2008)

2011 W-L Record (on Hard)

25-23 (10-13)

50-21 (33-12)

2011 Finals W-L

1-0

2-2

Career Finals W-L

1-1

7-3

Last ATP Final/Last ATP Title

‘11 Eastbourne/’11 Eastbourne

’11 Vienna/’11 Vienna

2011 Tie-Break W-L

7-12

22-16

Paris W-L (Best Result)

4-5 (3rd Rd. – 2011)

10-3 (Winner – 2008)

Coach

Massimo Sartori

None


SEPPI FASTFACTS

Tournament Highlights:
•  The Italian qualifier is making his sixth main draw appearance here (4-5 record); fell early in first five appearances here (1st Rd. in 2005, 2006 and 2008 and 2nd Rd. in 2007 and 2009); also fell in qualifying in 2010; is 2-0 so far this year (d. Davydenko in 1st Rd. and No. 9 seed Almagro in 2nd Rd.)
• He is the lowest-ranked player left at No. 46

2011 Highlights:
W: Eastbourne (d Tipsarevic); QF: Umag (l Cilic); Kitzuehel (l Haase); Bucharest (l Chela); St. Petersburg (l Cilic)
 
2011 in Review:
• The No. 2 Italian (behind No. 42 Fognini) is trying to reach his sixth ATP World Tour quarter-finals (or better this season, his last coming two weeks ago in St. Petersburg (l. to Cilic)…Three others have come on clay, Umag, Kitzbuehel and Bucharest
• He comes in with a 25-23 match record on the season (10-13 on hard) and in June he captured his first career ATP World Tour title in Eastbourne (d. Tipsarevic)…He became the first Italian to win an ATP grass court title
• Has a 5-39 career record vs. Top 10 opponents and has lost 25 in a row since defeating No. 9 Gasquet in the second round of Hamburg in May 2008
• He’s looking to finish in the Top 50 for the four time in five years and his best season-ending ranking was No. 35 in 2008

ATP World Tour Masters 1000 History:
• Has a 36-45 career mark and his best results have come on clay, both in Hamburg…He reached the semi-finals in 2008 (l. to Federer) and quarter-finals in ’05 (l. to Gasquet)

TSONGA FASTFACTS

Tournament Highlights:
• The 26-year-old Frenchman has a 10-3 career mark in Bercy, winning the title three years ago (d. Nalbandian)…Two years ago in his last appearance, reached the quarter-finals (l. to Nadal)
• He opened on Tuesday with a 63 64 win over Spaniard Guillermo Garcia-Lopez

2011 Highlights:
W: Metz (d Ljubicic); Vienna (d Del Potro); F: Rotterdam (l Soderling); London / Queen's Club (l Murray); SF: Doha (l Federer); Wimbledon (l Djokovic); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Montreal (l Djokovic); Beijing (l Berdych); QF: Marseille (l Youzhny); US Open (l Federer)
 
2011 in Review:
• The top Frenchman on the ATP World Tour won his 50th match of the season (50-21) on Tuesday and he’s won 50-more twice (53 wins in ’09)…Has a 33-12 record on hard courts
• He  is coming off a second round exit in Valencia last week (l. to Querrey)…The previous week he captured his second ATP World Tour title of the season in Vienna (d. del Potro)…Has a 7-3 career mark in finals
• He’s looking to secure one of the remaining three spots in the season-ending BARCLAYS ATP WORLD TOUR FINALS in London…He holds the No. 7 spot…Qualified three years ago and went 1-2 in round robin play
• On Sept. 25, he won his sixth title in Metz (d. Ljubicic)… He moved back into the Top 10 on Sept. 12 after reaching the quarter-finals at the US Open (l. to Federer)
• In last month’s Asian swing, lost in his opening match (after a bye) to Kei Nishikori at ATP Masters 1000 Shanghai…The previous week, he reached the semi-finals in Beijing where he lost to eventual champion Tomas Berdych
• His other season-best results are a pair of runner-up showings in Rotterdam on Feb. 13 (l. No. 4 Soderling) and at the Queen’s Club in London (l. to Murray) in June
• In July at Wimbledon he advanced to the semi-finals (d. No. 6 Ferrer, No. 3 Federer in SF from 0-2 sets down, l. to Djokovic)…In next outing at ATP Masters 1000 Montreal, reached semi-finals (l. to Djokovic)
• Played in Davis Cup semi-final Sept. 16-18 vs. Spain and lost to Nadal in fourth rubber (won doubles)
• He began the year with a semi-final in Doha (l. to No. 2 Federer) and followed with a third round at the Australian Open (l. to Dolgopolov in five sets)
• Then in Rotterdam, he defeated Dimitrov, Llodra, walkover vs. No. 7 Berdych, and No. 15 Ljubicic before falling to Soderling…Followed with quarter-final in Marseille (l. to Youzhny)

ATP World Tour Masters 1000 History:
• Has a 45-29 career mark and he captured his lone title on home soil in Paris in 2008 (d. Nalbandian) and semi-finalist in ’09, this year in Montreal and quarter-finalist five other times

FRENCHMEN IN TOP 20 – Tsonga will finish as the No. 1 Frenchman this year. He is one of four Frenchmen ranked in the Top 20:
   
No. 8 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 
No. 10 Gael Monfils
No. 14 Gilles Simon
No. 20 Richard Gasquet

(7) Mardy Fish (USA) vs Juan Monaco (ARG)  Fish Leads 2-1
05 Australian Open (Australia) Hard R128 Mardy Fish 2-6 6-0 6-4 4-6 9-7
06 Houston (U.S.A.) Clay R32 Mardy Fish 6-2 1-6 7-6(5)
11 ATP World Team Chp. (Duesseldorf) Clay RR Juan Monaco 7-6(4) 7-5

 

Fish

Monaco

Age (Birthdate)

29 (December 9, 1981)

27 (March 29, 1984)

Residence

Los Angeles, California

Buenos Aires, Argentina

ATP Ranking (Career-High)

No. 9 (No. 7– August 15, 2011)

No. 34 (No. 14 – Feb. 4, 2008)

2011 W-L Record (on Hard)

43-21 (33-15)

30-25 (14-12)

2011 Finals W-L

1-2

0-1

Career Finals W-L

6-14

3-8

Last ATP Final/Last ATP Title

’11 Montreal/’11 Atlanta

’11 Valencia/’07 Kitzbuehel

2011 Tie-Break W-L

15-12

10-10

Paris W-L (Best Result)

3-3 (3rd Rd. – 2011)

5-4 (3rd Rd. – 2011)

Coach

David Nainkin

Jose Clavet


FISH FASTFACTS

Tournament Highlights:
• The 29-year-old American is making his fourth appearance here (3-3 record); fell early in first three appearances (1st Rd. in 2003 and 2nd Rd. in 2004 and  07)…The No. 7 seed opened Wednesday with a 61 62 win in 55 minutes over German Florian Mayer

2011 Highlights:
W: Atlanta (d Isner); F: Los Angeles (l Gulbis); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Montreal (l Djokovic); SF: Memphis (l Raonic); Delray Beach (l Del Potro); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Miami (l Djokovic); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Cincinnati (l Murray); Tokyo (l Nadal); QF: Houston (l Nishikori); Wimbledon (l Nadal)

2011 in Review:
• The top American on the ATP World Tour, comes in having won 21 of his past 28 matches in past eight tournaments...Last week he retired after one game (vs. Blake) in Basel after left hamstring injury
• He enters with a career-best 43-21 match record (33-15 on hard) and he has a 1-2 mark in finals
• He is No. 9 in the 2011 ATP year-to-date rankings and he’s trying to secure one of three remaining spots in the season-ending BARCLAYS ATP WORLD TOUR FINALS in London for the first time
• Last month he reached the semi-finals in Tokyo (l. to Nadal) and lost in opening round in Shanghai to Aussie teenager Bernard Tomic 
• He had a 10-4 mark in Grand Slam play and reached the 4th Rd. at the US Open (l. to Tsonga), winning a round in each Grand Slam event for the first time in a season
• This summer he reached three straight ATP World Tour finals for the first time in his career…On July 24, he repeated his Atlanta title (d. Isner, saving two match pts.) and followed with runner-up efforts in his hometown of Los Angeles (l. to Gulbis) and at ATP Masters 1000 Montreal, falling to No. 1 Djokovic 62 36 64…He reached a career-high No. 7 on Aug. 15 and is No. 9 this week
• In July, he played in U.S.-Spain Davis Cup QF tie in Austin, Texas and lost opening match to Lopez 8-6 in fifth set and then to No. 6 Ferrer in four sets in reverse singles…Prior to that, reached his first Wimbledon quarter-final (l. to Nadal)
• He broke into the Top 10 for the first time on Apr. 18 then slipped out for next three weeks before returning on May 16 (has been there since – 26 weeks)
• He also was a semi-finalist  in February in Memphis (l. to Raonic) and Delray Beach (l. to del Potro) and in Miami in April (l. to Djokovic)
• One of four Americans to win an ATP World Tour title this season, joining Andy Roddick (Memphis), Ryan Sweeting (Houston) and John Isner (Newport, Winston-Salem)

ATP World Tour Masters 1000 History:
• Has a 59-52 career mark and in August he reached his fourth career final in Montreal (l. to Djokovic), all coming in a third set…He was runner-up in Cincinnati in 2003 (l. to Roddick in third set tie-break) and last year (l. to Federer in three sets) along with Indian Wells in 2008 (l. to Djokovic)
• Of his 23 career Top 10 wins, nine have come in ATP World Tour Masters 1000 play

MONACO FASTFACTS

Tournament Highlights:
• The Argentine is making his fifth appearance at this event (5-4 record) and into third round for the first time after defeating American qualifier Donald Young 62 64 and No. 10 seed Gilles Simon 64 60
• He fell 1st Rd. in 2007 but has reached 2nd Rd. last three years, in 2008 (l. to Monfils), 2009 and 2010 (l. to Djokovic both times)

2011 Highlights:
F: Valencia (l Granollers); QF: Buenos Aires (l Wawrinka); Acapulco (l Ferrer); Winston-Salem (l Roddick)

2011 in Review:
The No. 3 Argentine on the ATP World Tour (behind No. 12 del Potro, No. 30 Chela) enters with a     30-25 match record on the season (14-12 on hard) and he is coming off his first final of the season on Sunday in Valencia (l. to Granollers) in his first career final on hard courts…It was his 11th overall ATP World Tour final and the previous 10 were on clay (3-7)
• It was also his first ATP World Tour final since Santiago in February 2010 (l. to Bellucci)…His last title came in Kitzbuehel on July 29, 2007 (d. Starace)…Won all three of his titles in ‘07
• Prior to last week his best hard court result was a quarter-final in Winston-Salem in August (l. to Roddick)
• He was a quarter-finalist three times, in February in Buenos Aires (l. to Wawrinka) and Acapulco (l. to Ferrer) and in August in Winston-Salem (l. to Roddick) prior to US Open
• Has a 12-34 career record vs. Top 10 opponents (3-6 this year) and last week defeated  No. 5 Ferrer… His other wins came on clay in May over No. 10 Gael Monfils at ATP Masters 1000 Madrid and No. 10 Mardy Fish at ATP World Team Chp. in Duesseldorf
• Comes in ranked No. 34 and looking to finish in Top 50 for fifth straight year (best No. 23 in ’07)

ATP World Tour Masters 1000 History:
• Has a 48-43 career mark and his best result was the semi-finals in Shanghai last year (l. to Murray)…Also a quarter-finalist in Indian Wells last year (l. to Ljubicic) and Rome in ’09 (l. to Gonzalez)

(16) Richard Gasquet (FRA) vs (3) Roger Federer (SUI) Federer Leads 8-2
05 ATP Masters Series Monte Carlo  Clay QF Richard Gasquet 6-7(1) 6-2 7-6(8)
05 ATP Masters Series Hamburg  Clay F Roger Federer 6-3 7-5 7-6(4)
06 ATP Masters Series Indian Wells  Hard R16 Roger Federer 6-3 6-4
06 Halle (Germany) Grass R16 Roger Federer 7-6(7)6-7(7) 6-4
06 Wimbledon (England) Grass R128 Roger Federer 6-3 6-2 6-2
06 ATP Masters 1000 Toronto  Hard F Roger Federer 2-6 6-3 6-2
07 Wimbledon (Great Britain)  Grass SF Roger Federer 7-5 6-3 6-4
10 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Paris Hard R32 Roger Federer 6-4 6-4
11 Dubai (U.A.E.) Hard SF Roger Federer 6-2 7-5
11 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Rome Clay R16 Richard Gasquet 4-6 7-6(2)  7-6(4)

 

Gasquet

Federer

Age (Birthdate)

25 (June 18, 1986)

30 (August 8, 1981)

Residence

Neuchatel, Switzerland

Bottmingen, Switzerland

ATP Ranking (Career-High)

No. 20 (No. 7 – July 9, 2007)

No. 4 (No. 1 – February 2, 2004)

2011 W-L Record (on Hard)

34-19 (19-11)

55-12 (37-7)

2011 Finals W-L

0-0

2-2

Career Finals W-L

6-8

68-30

Last ATP Final/Last ATP Title

’10 Gstaad/’10 Nice

’11 Basel/’11 Basel

2011 Tie-Break W-L

9-7

19-8

Paris W-L (Best Result)

6-3 (SF – 2007)

11-7 (SF– 2010)

Coach

Riccardo Piatti/Sebastien Grosjean

Paul Annacone


GASQUET FASTFACTS

Tournament Highlights:
• The 25-year-old Frenchman comes in with a 6-3 career mark and he opened with a 64 76(4) win over South African Kevin Anderson on Tuesday
• His best result was the semi-finals in 2007 when he defeated No. 7 Blake and No. 12 Murray before losing to eventual champ Nalbandian…Last year he lost in the second round to No. 2 Federer

2011 Highlights:
SF: Dubai (l Federer); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Rome (l Nadal); QF: Sydney (l Troicki); Zagreb (l Berrer); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Indian Wells (l Djokovic); Metz (l Muller)
   
2011 in Review:
• The No. 4 Frenchman enters with a 34-19 match record on the year (19-11 on hard courts)
• He has reached the semi-finals twice, in Dubai (l. to Federer) in late February and ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Rome in May (l. to Nadal)
• Has a 17-49 career record vs. Top 10 opponents (4-11 this year) and has lost six in a row since defeating No. 7 Berdych at ATP Masters 1000 Rome in May
• Has been bothered with an elbow injury this fall and playing in his second tournament since the US Open…Played in Davis Cup SF Sept. 16-18 and lost to Spain’s Nadal and Verdasco…Then reached
quarter-finals in Metz (l. to Muller) on Sept. 23, his last tournament
• In March, he reached the quarter-finals at the first ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event in Indian Wells (d. No. 10 Melzer, No. 8 Roddick, l. to eventual champ Djokovic)…Lost in 3rd Rd. in Miami (l. to Fish)
• He opened the campaign with a second round in Chennai (l. to Phau) and followed with a quarter-final in Sydney (l. to Troicki) and third round at the Australian Open (l. to No. 6 Berdych)…In February in Zagreb, he retired in the quarter-finals vs. Berrer with a right shoulder injury

ATP World Tour Masters 1000 History:
• Has a 65-49 career mark and his best result was a runner-up in Hamburg in 2005 and in Toronto in 2006 (l. to Federer both times)


FEDERER FASTFACTS 

Tournament Highlights:
• The Swiss superstar opened with a 62 63 win over French wild card Adrian Mannarino on Wednesday
• Last year he reached his first semi-final 11-7 record) last year, falling to Gael Monfils in three tie-breaks (held five match points)
• His previous best results were three quarter-finals – in 2002 (l. to Hewitt), ‘03 (l. to Henman) and ‘08 (w/o to Blake)…He also reached the 3rd Rd. in 2007 (l. to eventual champ Nalbandian)

2011 Highlights:
W (2): Doha (d Davydenko); Basel (d Nishikori); F (2): Dubai (l Djokovic); Roland Garros (l Nadal); SF (5): Aust. Open (l Djokovic); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Indian Wells (l Djokovic); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Miami (l Nadal); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Madrid (l Nadal); US Open (l Djokovic); QF (3): ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Monte Carlo (l Melzer); Wimbledon (l Tsonga); ATP Masters 1000 Cincinnati (l Berdych)
 
2011 in Review:
• The Swiss native has a 55-12 match record this year (37-7 on hard) and he’s won 50-more matches for 10 straight years…He is coming off his second ATP World Tour title of the season in his hometown of Basel on Sunday (d. Nishikori), the first since opening week of the season in Doha…It was his fifth Basel title
• He is playing in his second tournament since the US Open semi-finals (l. to Djokovic in five sets) on Sept. 10…His last match prior to this week was Sept. 18 when he defeated Aussie Bernard Tomic in four sets in a Davis Cup World Group playoff tie in Sydney
• He has 798 career match wins in ATP World Tour level play, which is No. 7 on the Open Era match wins list…Next target: No. 6 Stefan Edberg (806)
• He has won at least one ATP World Tour title for 11 straight years, best among active players along with Roddick…Has a 68-30 career finals record…His 68 titles rank No. 4 on the Open Era titles list
• He fell to No. 4 on Oct. 17 and prior to Basel, the last time he played in a tournament outside the Top 3 was at ’03 Wimbledon where he entered No. 5
• He reached the final at Roland Garros (l. to Nadal in four sets) and snapped  Djokovic’s 43-match winning streak in the semi-finals, and followed with quarter-final at Wimbledon (l. to Tsonga in five sets after holding two-set lead)…Down Under, reached semi-finals at Australian Open (l. to Djokovic)
• In late February, he reached the final in Dubai (l. to Djokovic) and following month, he advanced to the semi-finals in Indian Wells (l. to Djokovic in three sets) and in the semis in Miami (l. to Nadal)

ATP World Tour Masters 1000 History:
• He is the all-time leader in ATP World Tour Masters 1000 match wins (242) and has a career mark of 242-75 with 17 ATP Masters 1000 titles (17-12), along with Agassi (17), trailing only Nadal (19)
• He has won six different tournament titles – Hamburg (four times), Indian Wells (three times), Cincinnati (four times), Miami (twice), Toronto (twice) and Madrid (twice) and runner-up in three others – Monte Carlo (three times), Rome (twice) and Shanghai…The only final he hasn’t reached is Paris

John Isner (USA) vs Feliciano Lopez (ESP)   First Meeting

 

Isner

Lopez

Age (Birthdate)

26 (April 26, 1985)

30 (September 20, 1981)

Residence

Tampa Florida

Madrid, Spain

ATP Ranking (Career-High)

No. 25 (No. 18 – July 5, 2010)

No. 21 (No. 20 – January 31, 2005)

2011 W-L Record (on Hard)

34-20 (24-12)

36-25 (18-15)

2011 Finals W-L

2-1

0-1

Career Finals W-L

3-5

2-5

Last ATP Final/Last ATP Title

’11 Winston-Salem/’11 Win.-Salem

‘11 Belgrade/’10 Johannesburg

2011 Tie-Break W-L

34-22

29-20

Paris W-L (Best Result)

3-2 (3rd Rd. – 2009)

8-7 (QF – 2004)

Coach

Craig Boynton

Alberto Berasategui


ISNER FASTFACTS

Tournament Highlights:
• The 26-year-old American is making his third appearance here (3-2 record); fell 2nd Rd. in first two appearances (2009 and 2010); is 2-0 so far this year (d. Wawrinka in 1st Rd. and LL Kunitsyn in 2nd Rd.)

2011 Highlights:
W: Newport (d Rochus); Winston-Salem (d Benneteau); F: Atlanta (l Fish); SF: Washington (l Monfils); QF: Auckland (l Nalbandian); Houston (l Karlovic); US Open (l Murray)

2011 in Review:
• The No. 3 American (behind No. 9 Fish, No.15 Roddick) is trying to reach his first career ATP World Tour Masters 1000 quarter-final
• Last week he lost in the first round in Valencia (l. to Pospisil) in his first tournament since US Open quarter-finals at the US Open on Sept. 9 (l. to Murray in four sets)…He withdrew from Asian tournaments in Beijing and Shanghai due to an abdominal injury
• He is putting together the best stretch of his career, having won 23 of his past 29 matches since July… During this stretch he has advanced to three finals in eight tournaments…He is 3-5 in career finals
• He reached back-to-back ATP World Tour finals for the first time in his career…On July 10 he captured his second career ATP World Tour title in Newport (d. O. Rochus) on grass…He only lost serve once in 54 games…Has improved ranking from No. 46 to No. 25 since July
• Then followed with runner-up in Atlanta on July 24 (l. to No. 9 Fish in three sets after holding two MPs in second set TB)…Two weeks later in Washington he lost to No. 7 Monfils in semi-finals (held one M.P.)…Prior to US Open, won second title of season in Winston-Salem (d. Benneteau)
• Prior to Newport had 11-14 match record and his previous best results of the season was the quarter-finals in Auckland (l. to Nalbandian) in January and Houston (l. to Karlovic) in April
• He leads ATP World Tour with most tie-breaks played (56) and won (34) this year and in aces (751)
• He is one of four Americans to win an ATP World Tour title this year (Roddick-Memphis, Sweeting-Houston, Fish-Atlanta)

ATP World Tour Masters 1000 History:
• Has a career record of 24-23 with his best result the fourth round in 2009-10 coming in Indian Wells

Top Five Americans  – Isner is the third-highest ranked American in the Top 50 on the ATP World Tour:

ATP Rank
No.  9 Mardy Fish
No. 15 Andy Roddick
No. 25 John Isner
No. 35 Alex Bogomolov Jr.
No. 43 Donald Young

LOPEZ FASTFACTS
      
Tournament Highlights
:
• The 30-year-old Spaniard has an 8-7 career mark and he opened on Tuesday with a 76(7) 63 win over last year’s semi-finalist Michael Llodra and on Wednesday defeated No. 8 seed/two-time finalist Gael Monfils 63 64
• His best result in Bercy was the quarter-finals in 2004 (d. No. 10 Gaudio, l. to Canas)

2011 Highlights:
F: Belgrade (l Djokovic); SF: ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Shanghai (l Ferrer); QF: Barcelona (l Dodig); Wimbledon (l Murray); Gstaad (l Almagro)

2011 in Review:
• The left-hander enters with a 36-25 match record on the season, 18-15 on hard courts…His best result came in May when he reached his seventh career ATP World Tour final in Belgrade (l. to Dokovic)
• Has a 23-60 career mark vs. Top 10 opponents (4-13 this year) and prior to Wednesday his last win came over No. 7 Berdych in 3rd Rd. at ATP Masters 1000 Shanghai last month
• Last month he advanced to his second career ATP World Tour Masters 1000 semi-final in Shanghai (l. to Ferrer)…Also SF there in ’09…Jumped from No. 28 to No. 21 afterwards
• His best Grand Slam result of the year came at Wimbledon where he advanced to the quarter-finals for the third time (2005, ’08, ’10), falling to local hero Andy Murray
• He didn’t win back-to-back matches until Miami in late March (d. Berankis, Chela, l. to Nadal)…Prior to that, he lost in the second round in Brisbane (d. Petzschner, l. to Anderson), Australian Open (d. Falla, l. to Tomic), Rotterdam (d. Mayer, l. to Baghdatis) and Dubai (d. Lu, l. to Djokovic)
• After a second round loss in Monte-Carlo (l. to No. 6 Ferrer),reached the quarter-finals in Barcelona (l. to Dodig), the final in Belgrade (l. to No. 2 Djokovic) and second round last week in Madrid where he lost to No. 3 Federer in three tie-breaks (held one match point)
• Member of Spanish Davis Cup team, which is in the final (vs. Argentina)…Played in first round 4-1 victory over Belgium, winning doubles match (w/Verdasco) in straight sets, and losing dead rubber to Steve Darcis in three tie-breaks…Lost in doubles (w/Verdasco) in SF vs. France

ATP World Tour Masters 1000 History:
• Has a 65-77 career record and has been to the semi-finals twice, in Shanghai last month and two years ago (ret. vs. Nadal)…He also reached the quarter-finals six previous times, three coming in Madrid (2003, '07-08)
• Has a 14-8 mark in ATP Masters 1000 play this season
 
Court 1

(5) Tomas Berdych (CZE) vs (11) Janko Tipsarevic (SRB) Tipsarevic Leads 4-0
04 Stockholm (Sweden) Hard R32 Janko Tipsarevic 3-6 7-5 6-1
10 SRB vs. CZE WG SF (Serbia) Hard RR Janko Tipsarevic 7-5 6-2 2-6 7-6(5)
11 ATP Masters 1000 Montreal Hard QF Janko Tipsarevic 6-4 6-4
11 US Open (U.S.A.) Hard R32 Janko Tipsarevic 6-4 5-0 ret (shoulder)
Other Meetings:
04 Weiden CH (Germany) Clay F Tomas Berdych 6-3 6-3
09 Sunrise CH (U.S.A.) Hard SF Tomas Berdych 6-0 6-4

Berdych FastFacts:
2011 Highlights:
W: Beijing (d Cilic); SF: Chennai (l Wawrinka); Dubai (l Djokovic); Nice (l Almagro); Halle (l Petzschner); Bastad (l Soderling); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Cincinnati (l Djokovic); QF: Australian Open (l Djokovic); Rotterdam (W/O vs Tsonga); Marseille (l Cilic); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Miami (l Nadal); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Madrid (l Bellucci); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Rome (l Gasquet); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Canada (l Tipsarevic)
YTD W-L: 49-20 (33-12 on hard)
YTD Titles: 1
Career Titles: 6
Date of Birth: September 17, 1985
South African Airways 2011 ATP Ranking: 7

Tipsarevic FastFacts:
2011 Highlights:
W: Kuala Lumpur (d Baghdatis); Moscow (d Troicki); F: Delray Beach (l Del Potro); Eastbourne (l Seppi); St. Petersburg (l Cilic); SF: Chennai (l Malisse); Belgrade (W/O vs Djokovic); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Canada (l Fish); QF: Washington (l Monfils); US Open (l Djokovic)
YTD W-L: 53-24 (41-17 on hard)
YTD Titles: 2
Career Titles: 2
Date of Birth: June 22, 1984
South African Airways 2011 ATP Ranking: 13

(4) David Ferrer (ESP) vs (14) Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR) Ferrer Leads 3-1
10 ATP Masters 1000 Cincinnati  Hard R64 David Ferrer 3-6 6-3 6-4
10 US Open (U.S.A.) Hard R128 David Ferrer 6-2 6-2 6-3
11 Acapulco (Mexico) Clay SF David Ferrer 5-7 6-1 6-1
11 Nice (France) Clay QF Alexandr Dolgopolov 6-4 1-6 7-5

Ferrer FastFacts:
2011 Highlights:
W (2): Auckland (d Nalbandian); Acapulco (d Almagro); F(4): ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Monte Carlo (l Nadal); Barcelona (l Nadal); Bastad (l Soderling); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Shanghai (l Murray); SF (3): Australian Open (l Murray); Tokyo (l Murray); Valencia (l Monaco); QF (3): ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Miami (l Fish); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Madrid (l Djokovic); Nice (l Dolgopolov)
YTD W-L: 55-16 (29-9 on hard)
YTD Titles: 2
Career Titles: 11
Date of Birth: April 2, 1982
South African Airways 2011 ATP Ranking: 5

Dolgopolov FastFacts:
2011 Highlights:
W: Umag (d Cilic); F: Costa Do Sauipe (l Almagro); SF: Acapulco (l Ferrer); Nice (l Hanescu); Metz (l Tsonga); QF: Sydney (l Simon); Australian Open (l Murray); Winston-Salem (l Haase); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Shanghai (l Nishikori)
YTD W-L: 38-28 (22-15 on hard)
YTD Titles: 1
Career Titles: 1
Date of Birth: November 7, 1988
South African Airways 2011 ATP Ranking: 17

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