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Corona ATP Weekly Slice: Novak In Boise; Murray Masters Miami

Corona ATP Weekly Slice

Tap into the essentials of the week ahead and re-live the highlights of the past week with Corona ATP Weekly Slice, 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 are four Davis Cup World Group quarter-final ties beginning Friday, 5 April.

Canada vs. Italy – Vancouver, Canada (Indoor Hard):
Team Canada: Milos Raonic, Vasek Pospisil, Frank Dancevic and Daniel Nestor.
Team Italy: Andreas Seppi, Fabio Fognini, Paolo Lorenzi and Simone Bolelli.

USA vs. Serbia – Boise, USA (Indoor Hard)
Team USA: John Isner, Sam Querrey, Mike Bryan and Bob Bryan.
Team Serbia: Novak Djokovic, Ilija Bozoljac, Viktor Troicki and Nenad Zimonjic.

Argentina vs. France – Buenos Aires, Argentina (Outdoor Clay)
Team Argentina: Juan Monaco, Horacio Zeballos, Carlos Berlocq and David Nalbandian.
Team France: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Richard Gasquet, Julien Benneteau and Michael Llodra.

Kazakhstan vs. Czech Republic – Astana, Kazakhstan (Indoor Clay)
Team Kazakhstan: Mikhail Kukushkin, Andrey Golubev, Evgeny Korolev and Yuri Schukin.
Team Czech Republic: Radek Stepanek, Lukas Rosol, Jan Hajek and Ivo Minar.

Rankings Movers
Andy Murray 2 (+1 spot)
Roger Federer 3 (-1 spot)
David Ferrer 4 (+1 spot)
Rafael Nadal 5 (-1 spot)

Tidbits
• For the first time since 10 November 2003, both Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are ranked outside the Top 2 of the Emirates ATP Rankings. Read Shark Bites…

Birthdays
2 April – David Ferrer (31)
2 April – Ivan Dodig (28)
2 April – Matthias Bachinger (26)
3 April – Tommy Haas (35)
3 April – Johan Brunstrom (33)
3 April – Karol Beck (31)
4 April – Dudi Sela (28)
5 April – Jonathan Erlich (36)
6 April – Robin Haase (26)

Player To Watch: Richard Gasquet
GasquetThe Frenchman will look to help his country win its Davis Cup quarter-final tie on the road against Argentina. Gasquet has had one of the best season starts among his peers, posting a 21-5 record. He began 2013 by capturing the crown in Doha (d. Davydenko) and later added a title on home soil in Montpellier (d. Paire). The 26 year old is coming off an impressive showing in Miami, where he reached the semi-finals after beating Nicolas Almagro and Tomas Berdych.

How To Watch
Follow all of the action from the Davis Cup by watching live coverage on the ITF website starting 5 April 2013.
Watch Live | TV Schedule 

  


 

WEEK IN REVIEW

Twitter Top Tweets

‏‏@‏TommyHaas13 (Tommy Haas)
I could have never predicted a week like this.Thanks to all of u for the ongoing support.This pic says it all :) pic.twitter.com/Ur3BSePGtg

@DjokerNole (Novak Djokovic)
Trying to make it to #HeatGame tonight. They have a tough job to keep up their #HeatStreak. I know how that feels ;)  http://say.ly/gkF5rlu 

@freddienielsen (Frederik Nielsen)
Big day tomorrow as Bulgaria visits Denmark in footy. Hope Grigor won't get too sad...

@ryanharrison92 (Ryan Harrison)
Photo shoot with @MensJournal this morning pic.twitter.com/ik4V4KwAzF

@maggiemay_hem (Andy Murray’s Dog)
Happy Easter... pic.twitter.com/6aRqq5ECJ4

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Video Of The Week
Tommy Haas talks about choosing hard work and perseverance over the easy way out in season five episode 12 of ATP World Tour Uncovered Presented by Rio.

In Case You Missed It…
MurrayMiami:
Second seed Andy Murray came back from match point down to top third seed David Ferrer 2-6, 6-4, 7-6(1) for his second Sony Open Tennis crown. 
Murray: “It Was An Exciting Match”

Tidbits
• US Open prize money will reach $50 million by 2017 and men’s semi-finals will move to Fridays from 2015 to give players a day of rest before the final following a long-term agreement between the ATP and USTA. More... 
• The MercedesCup in Stuttgart will become an ATP World Tour grass court tournament from 2015. More...  
• Martin Klizan and Steve Johnson were among 22 players to graduate from the ATP University in Miami. More...
• Read an exclusive Q&A with Tommy Haas from Miami. More...

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