Weekly Snapshot: Swiss Maestro Meets Fresh Prince
by Matt Fitzgerald|
Tap into the essentials of the week ahead and re-live the highlights of the past week with our Weekly Snapshot, as we serve up an executive summary of what every fan should know, along with a look at the best in social media.
Who’s Playing This Week?
There is one ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event in Rome.
Internazionali BNL d’Italia: Every player ranked inside the Top 10 of the South African Airways ATP Rankings will battle it out for glory in Rome. World No. 1 Novak Djokovic is the defending champion, and is joined by two-time finalist Roger Federer, five-time champion Rafael Nadal and fourth-ranked Andy Murray, who lost an epic semi-final to Djokovic last year.
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Rome – Doubles
Frantisek Cermak – 345 wins
Roger Federer 2 (+1 spot)
Rafael Nadal 3 (-1 spot)
Juan Martin del Potro 9 (+2 spots)
Mardy Fish 11 (-2 spots)
Fernando Verdasco 16 (+3 spots)
Richard Gasquet 22 (-4 spots)
Tatsuma Ito 70 (+11 spots)
Xavier Malisse 83 (-11 spots)
Sam Querrey 89 (-13 spots)
Marinko Matosevic 92 (+13 spots)
Potito Starace 95 (-20 spots)
Paolo Lorenzi 96 (-18 spots)
Player To Watch: Tomas Berdych
The Czech enters Rome on the back of a runner-up finish to Roger Federer at the Mutua Madrid Open, his third career ATP World Tour Masters 1000 final, and a semi-final showing at the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters (l. to Djokovic). Berdych captured his seventh title earlier this season in Montpellier and is 26-7 on the year, having also reached the Australian Open quarter-finals and final four in Rotterdam. The 26 year old will face the winner of Lukasz Kubot and wild card Potito Starace in his opener.
Roger Federer jumped up to No. 2 in the South African Airways ATP Rankings for the first time since 14 March, 2011. See the last three times a player has moved into the No. 2 spot in the chart below...
|Date||World No. 1||World No. 2||World No. 3|
|14.05.2012||Novak Djokovic||Roger Federer||Rafael Nadal|
|21.03.2011||Rafael Nadal||Novak Djokovic||Roger Federer|
|18.10.2010||Rafael Nadal||Roger Federer||Novak Djokovic|
WEEK IN REVIEW
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In Case You Missed It…
Madrid: Roger Federer rallied past Tomas Berdych 3-6, 7-5, 7-5 to capture his record-tying 20th ATP World Tour Masters 1000 crown at the Mutua Madrid Open.
Federer: “I Couldn’t Be More Happy Right Now”
• Officials in Halle, Germany have paid tribute to Roger Federer by creating ‘Roger-Federer-Allee’, a street leading into the main event stadium, Weststrasse.
Federer: “An Amazing Honour”
• Australian Samuel Groth hit an ace recorded at 163.4 mph (263 kph) Wednesday during an ATP Challenger event in Busan, South Korea, the fastest ever recorded at a professional tennis event.
Groth Hits Speedy Serves
Tip Of The Week
Each week, we’ll provide you with a tip on how to get the most out of ATPWorldTour.com. This week, we’ll show you how to view all of the photos of celebrities in attendance at tour-level tournaments.
1. Click ‘Photos’ on the navigation bar.
2. On the ‘Select A Theme’ tab, click the double down arrow, and choose ‘Celebrities’ from the list.
3. All photos with this tag will appear.
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