CORONA ATP WEEKLY SLICE 2013
Corona ATP Weekly Slice: Nadal Takes The Lead
by ATP Staff|
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.
Who’s Playing This Week?
There are two ATP World Tour 250 events in Munich and Oeiras.
BMW Open: Serbian Janko Tipsarevic and two former finalists, Marin Cilic and Tommy Haas, are the top three seeds at the BMW Open. Defending champion and No. 4 seed Philipp Kohlschreiber goes for his third title at his home country tournament. Two other past winners, Nikolay Davydenko and Mikhail Youzhny, also return.
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Portugal Open: World No. 4 David Ferrer makes his first tournament appearance since 2009, as he attempts to bounce back from his opening-round exit last week in Barcelona. The Spaniard is joined by No. 2 seed Stanislas Wawrinka, who reached the semi-finals on his debut last year; recent Monte-Carlo semi-finalist Fabio Fognini; and 2005 runner-up Tommy Robredo.
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Munich - Doubles
Lukas Dlouhy - 197 wins
Lukas Rosol 35 (+13 spots) - Career High
Tommy Robredo 38 (+5 spots)
Fernando Verdasco 45 (-10 spots)
Ernests Gulbis 47 (+6 spots)
Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 66 (+21 spots)
Brian Baker 72 (-13 spots)
Ryan Harrison 81 (+19 spots)
Player To Watch: Philipp Kohlschreiber
German Philipp Kohlschreiber returns to Munich to defend his BMW Open title. The 29 year old has a 17-6 match record at the ATP World Tour 250 clay-court tournament, reaching the quarter-finals or better in five of his past six apperaances. He won the title in 2007 (d. Youzhny) and reclaimed the crown last year with a straight-sets win over Marin Cilic in the final. Currently No. 21 in the Emirates ATP Rankings, Kohlschreiber has a 10-8 season record highlighted by a runner-up finish in Auckland (l. to Ferrer) and semi-final run last week in Barcelona (l. to Almagro).
WEEK IN REVIEW
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Barcelona: Rafael Nadal claimed his eighth Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell title and circuit-best fourth title of the season with a 6-4, 6-3 victory over fellow Spaniard Nicolas Almagro.
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Bucharest: Lukas Rosol beat Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 6-3, 6-2 to complete an emotional run at the BRD Nastase Tiriac Trophy. He dedicated his first ATP World Tour title to his father, who passed away 10 days earlier.
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• Alexander Peya and Bruno Soares won two matches on Sunday, saving a championship point against Robert Lindstedt and Daniel Nestor, to capture the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell title. More...
• Roger Federer attended the Europa League semi-final to cheer on his hometown club, FC Basel, against Chelsea. More...
• The All England Club announced the largest purse in tennis history for The Championships 2013, with players to receive a total of £22.6 million, an increase of 40 per cent. More...
• In a Stars of Tomorrow feature, Bernard Tomic shared what it would take to continue his rise in the Emirates ATP Rankings. More...
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