Weekly Snapshot: No Place Like Home For Haas
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 are two ATP World Tour 250 events in ‘s-Hertogenbosch and Eastbourne.
UNICEF Open: World No. 6 David Ferrer will make his grass-court season debut in ‘s-Hertogenbosch. The top seed and 2008 titlist is coming off of a semi-final run at Roland Garros. The Spaniard is joined by second seed Viktor Troicki, third seed Jurgen Melzer, and fourth-seeded home favourite Robin Haase.
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AEGON International: Richard Gasquet headlines the field in Eastbourne and will make his debut, having triumphed twice when the event was staged in Nottingham. Third seed Andreas Seppi bids to successfully defend his first ATP World Tour title, while sixth seed Andy Roddick looks to bounce back from an opening-round loss at the Queen’s Club.
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Potential Milestones (Career match wins as of 17 June, 2012)
Den Bosch - Singles
Gilles Muller – 97 wins
Den Bosch - Doubles
Potito Starace – 97 wins
Eastbourne - Singles
Andy Roddick – 596 wins
Marin Cilic 18 (+7 spot)
Kei Nishikori 20 (-2 spots)
Philipp Kohlschreiber 29 (+5 spots)
Tommy Haas 49 (+38 spots)
Sam Querrey 63 (+14 spots)
Grigor Dimitrov 65 (+7 spots)
Albert Montanes 89 (+10 spots)
Karol Beck 93 (+11 spots)
Xavier Malisse 95 (-11 spots)
Ivan Dodig 99 (-30 spots)
Dmitry Tursunov 128 (-62 spots)
This season, he collected his second title in Belgrade (d. Paire) and advanced to the round of 16 at Roland Garros, where he held a two set lead over World No. 1 Novak Djokovic before succumbing in five sets. His run in Paris saw him reach a career high South African Airways ATP Ranking of No. 24. Seppi is 20-15 on the season.
How To Watch
Follow all of the action from ‘s-Hertogenbosch (Not available in Holland, USA and Russia) and Eastbourne (Not available in the UK, USA and Russia) beginning 18 June.
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WEEK IN REVIEW
Top Player Tweets
Most Popular Facebook Post on Facebook.com/ATPWorldTour
Video Of The Week
Minutes after Roger Federer beat Florian Mayer at the Gerry Weber Open on Thursday, ATPWorldTour.com followed the Swiss superstar on an hour-long tour, which included a live television interview and signing autographs for fans.
In Case You Missed It…
Halle: Tommy Haas won the Gerry Weber Open title for the second time on Sunday in Halle as he defeated good friend and five-time former champion Roger Federer 7-6(5), 6-4.
Haas: “I’m Really Happy And Proud”
|Year||Event||Surface||Final Opponent & Score|
|2001||Stuttgart||Indoor Hard||d. Mirnyi 6-2, 6-2, 6-2|
|2009||Halle||Grass||d. (2) Djokovic 6-3, 6-7(4), 6-1|
|2012||Halle||Grass||d. (2) Federer 7-6(5), 6-4|
• The Rafael Nadal–Roger Federer rivalry has gone viral. The former World No. 1s are locked in an intense battle to see who can attract the most Facebook fans.
Who Do You Prefer? Debate!
• The tennis community lost of one of its most beloved personalities this pas Friday. Barry MacKay, regarded as ‘The Voice Of Tennis,’ passed away in San Francisco. He was 76.
Laver, Dell Reflect On MacKay's Impact
• The United States Tennis Association (USTA) Thursday joined with New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Queens officials to release details of a proposed strategic vision for future development at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center (NTC) in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, the site of the US Open.
Read the release!
• German Davis Cup captain Patrik Kuhnen returned to the Wertkries social facility for a second straight year to present a €5,000 donation on behalf of the Gerry Weber Open, a recipient of a 2012 ATP ACES for Charity grant.
Kuhnen: “It is really impressive”
• Jamie Murray received an ATP ACES For Charity grant, to benefit Children of the Andes, in a special ceremony Friday at the Queen’s Club.
Murray: ‘I Feel Passionate About It’
Tip Of The Week
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1. Click ‘Videos’ on the navigation bar
2. On the ‘Series’ tab, click the double down arrow to view your selection.
3. Find Highlights and click to see the videos.
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