Weekly Snapshot: Pair Of No. 1s Reunite
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 250 event in Winston-Salem.
Winston-Salem Open: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga returns to action after suffering an unfortunate accident in Toronto that forced him out of Cincinnati. The top seed will make his debut, along with second seed Tomas Berdych. Third seed John Isner is the defending champion, while No. 4 seed Alexandr Dolgopolov looks to regain the form that saw him triumph in Washington.
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Player To Watch: Alexandr Dolgopolov
The 15th-ranked Dolgopolov looks to bounce back from opening-round exits in Toronto and Cincinnati. He triumphed at the Citi Open in Washington, defeating Tommy Haas in the final to capture his second career title. The Ukranian has a 23-17 season record, having reached the final in Brisbane (l. to Murray), semi-finals in Umag (l. to Cilic) and quarter-finals at the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event in Madrid (l. to del Potro). He is seeded fourth at the Winston-Salem Open and is aiming to improve on his 2011 quarter-final showing.
How To Watch
View our TV Schedule to see if Winston-Salem coverage is available in your area.
WEEK IN REVIEW
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Video Of The Week
Which player hit the best hot shot during the 2012 Western & Southern Open? Watch a countdown of the Top 10 hot shots from Cincinnati.
In Case You Missed It…
Cincinnati: World No. 1 Roger Federer tied Rafael Nadal’s record ATP World Tour Masters 1000 titles, defeating second-ranked Novak Djokovic 6-0, 7-6(7) to win an Open Era record fifth Western & Southern Open title.
Federer: “The Best Week Ever Here In Cincinnati”
Final Showdown: Robert Lindstedt and Horia Tecau became the third doubles team to qualify for the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals after winning their first ATP World Tour Masters 1000 crown at the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati.
Lindstedt & Tecau: “A Testament To How Great Our Season’s Been”
• World No. 3 Rafael Nadal has been forced to withdraw from the upcoming US Open due to a knee injury. The Spaniard, who has not played since suffering a shock second-round exit at Wimbledon (l. to Rosol), broke the news to his fans on Facebook and Twitter. More…
• Nadal is hoping to be fit for Spain’s Davis Cup semi-final tie against the United States in September, after revealing that he is suffering from Hoffa’s Syndrome in his left knee. More…
• Lleyton Hewitt and James Blake were among the US Open wild card recipients. More…
• Roger Federer met up with recent PGA Championship titlist and golf's top-ranked player Rory McIlroy following his victory over Bernard Tomic in Cincinnati. More...
• Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan threw out the ceremonial first pitch at a Cincinnati Reds baseball game prior to beginning their campaign at the Western & Southern Open. More…
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