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Weekly Snapshot: Roddick Returns In Dusseldorf

Roddick© Laci PerenyiAndy Roddick leads the United States at the Power Horse World Team Cup in Dusseldorf.

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.

LOOKING AHEAD

Who’s Playing This Week?
There is one ATP World Tour 250 event in Nice and one ATP World Tour team competition in Dusseldorf.

Open de Nice Côte d’Azur: World No. 10 John Isner makes his event debut as the top seed. Second seed Gilles Simon, born in Nice, also makes his first appearance. Defending champion Nicolas Almagro, who defeated Victor Hanescu in the 2011 final, is seeded third, while home favourite Gael Monfils is the No. 4 seed.
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Power Horse World Team Cup: The tournament features eight top tennis nations in a round robin format during the week. Among the players competing are seventh-ranked Tomas Berdych (Czech Republic), eighth-ranked Janko Tipsarevic (Serbia), former World No. 1 Andy Roddick (United States), and Philipp Kohlschreiber, who leads reigning champion Germany.
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Potential Milestones (Career match wins as of 21 May, 2012)
Nice – Singles
Gilles Simon – 248 wins

Rankings Movers
Rafael Nadal 2 (+1 spot)
Roger Federer 3 (-1 spot)
Mardy Fish 10 (+1 spot)
John Isner 11 (-1 spot)
Andreas Seppi 25 (+5 spots)
Bernard Tomic 28 (+4 spots)
Florian Mayer 35 (-7 spots)
Martin Klizan 67 (+30 spots)
Sam Querrey 71 (+18 spots)
Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 72 (+ 13 spots)
Lukas Rosol 78 (+13 spots)
Ernests Gulbis 92 (-15 spots)
Dudi Sela 94 (-23 spots)

Birthdays
21 May – Tobias Kamke (26)
22 May – Jurgen Melzer (31)
22 May – Eric Butorac (31)
22 May – Novak Djokovic (25)
23 May – Adil Shamasdin (30)
24 May – Fabio Fognini (25)
27 May – Joao Souza (24)

Player To Watch: Janko Tipsarevic
TipsarevicThe World No. 8 leads his team at the Power Horse World Team Cup in Dusseldorf, as Serbia looks to win the title for the first time since 2009.

Tipsarevic has been consistent in 2012, reaching his eighth ATP World Tour final in Chennai, the semi-finals in Madrid (d. No. 1 Djokovic) and Marseille, and the quarter-finals in Miami, Dubai and Barcelona. The 27-year-old Serb is no stranger to team competitions, helping his country lift its first Davis Cup trophy in 2010.

How To Watch
Follow all of the action from Dusseldorf beginning 20 May (Stream not available in Germany, USA and Russia).
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WEEK IN REVIEW

Twitter Top Player Tweets

@DjokerNole (Novak Djokovic)
I was waking up for this guy at 4am to watch him ski! Tomba la Bomba-my childhood idol. Next stop - Roma finals :) http://t.co/nfADBAh9

‏@SomdevD (Somdev Devvarman)
Just played chess with @TreatHuey . I was 4 moves from check mate as he just had his king left. And he turns the table over in anger!! Haha

‏@jamie_murray (Jamie Murray)
Exciting match and great birthday win for @andy_murray treat yersel ye old fart!

@bgtennisnation (Brad Gilbert)
Robin Haase after countrymen Igor Sijsling missed 2 sitters in a row: "You know what we call that?" I said a gift? he said "No, Losing Ugly.”

@kevinanderson18 (Kevin Anderson)
Thanks for all the birthday wishes everybody! Had a fun evening in Paris with @MurrayHing, and the Jones #26! http://t.co/L8wKBaLF 

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Video Of The Week
Rafael Nadal's Hot Shot against Florian Mayer at the Internazionali BNL d'Italia even brings Uncle Toni out of his seat.

In Case You Missed It…
Rome:
Rafael Nadal avenged his 2011 final defeat at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia to Novak Djokovic, defeating the World No. 1 7-5, 6-3 for his sixth Rome crown.
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Tidbits
Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have both made the grade in Forbes’ 2012 list of the world’s most powerful celebrities.
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• David Ferrer, Tomas Berdych and other ATP players have put their art skills on display for the SkiStar Swedish Open’s Tennis Artwork for Charity.
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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 the ATP Year-To-Date Challenger Rankings.

ATP Website Tip

1. Click ‘Rankngs’ on the navigation bar.
2. On the left column, select ‘YTD CHALLENGER RANKINGS’
3. The season leaders on the ATP Challenger Tour will appear.

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