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Corona ATP Weekly Slice: Big Four Reunited

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 is one ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event in Madrid.

Mutua Madrid Open: The Big Four of Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal reunite in Madrid. Since the event moved to clay four years ago, Djokovic, Federer and Nadal have all triumphed, with Federer winning twice in 2009 and 2012. Murray reached the quarter-finals in 2009 and 2010. Sixth seed Tomas Berdych finished runner-up to Federer last year.
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Potential Milestones (Career match wins as of 5 May 2013)
Madrid - Singles
Tomas Berdych 399
Novak Djokovic 495
Andy Murray 399
Sam Querrey 196
Milos Raonic 97

Madrid - Doubles
Lukas Dlouhy 198
Oliver Marach 195
Marcin Matkowski 298

Rankings Movers
Tommy Haas 13 (+1 spot)
Stanislas Wawrinka 15 (+1 spot)
Benoit Paire 37 (-5 spots)
Feliciano Lopez 45 (-6 spots)
Ivan Dodig 50 (+6 spots)
Daniel Brands 58 (+11 spots) - Career High
Albert Ramos 65 (-8 spots)
Kenny De Schepper 85 (+16 spots) - Career High
Adrian Ungur 100 (+30 spots)

Birthdays
6 May – Andre Sa (36)
7 May – Ryan Harrison (21)
8 May – Benoit Paire (24)
9 May – Gilles Muller (30)
9 May – Evgeny Donskoy (23)

Player To Watch: Roger Federer
FedererWorld No. 2 Federer makes his anticipated return to action from an eight-week break at the Mutua Madrid Open, where he is the reigning champion. The Swiss has a 34-6 record at the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event, winning titles in 2006 (on hard), 2009 and 2012 (on clay). Federer is seeking to lift his 11th tour-level clay-court trophy and seventh at the Masters 1000 level. He has been drawn in the same half as fifth seed Rafael Nadal and will open his title defence against Radek Stepanek.

How To Watch
Follow action in Madrid beginning 6 May with up to 40 live matches. Coverage is available worldwide!
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WEEK IN REVIEW

Twitter Top Tweets

‏‏‏@stanwawrinka (Stanislas Wawrinka)
Yesssss yessss yessss!!!! Really happy with the title!!!!!!!! @PortugalOpen ! pic.twitter.com/vD31siEy02

@ivokarlovic (Ivo Karlovic)
Thanks everybody for prayers and good wishes. It really helped. You the bestest.

@NieminenJarkko (Jarkko Nieminen)
WE won it! Champions of @ATPWorldTour Munich. Final score 6-1, 6-4. Big thanks to my great partner @TursunovTales!

@Bryanbros (Bob Bryan)
Field trip to the Tower of London. pic.twitter.com/xyOQ9KUod3

@tsonga7 (Jo-Wilfried Tsonga)
Just arrived in Madrid... pic.twitter.com/TCXtcyg92z

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Video Of The Week
Watch David Ferrer learn how to Paddleboard in Oeiras. Video courtesy Portugal Open.

In Case You Missed It…
Munich: Tommy Haas became the first 35 year old to win a title since 2008, defeating defending champion Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-3, 7-6(3) in an all-German final at the BMW Open.
Haas: "It's A Sensational Feeling"

Oeiras: Second seed Stanislas Wawrinka won his first title of the year at the Portugal Open with a 6-1, 6-4 victory over top seed David Ferrer.
Wawrinka: "It Was A Challenge"

Tidbits
Drewett• ATP Executive Chairman & President Brad Drewett passed away on Friday in Sydney aged 54 following a battle with Motor Neurone Disease (also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's Disease). More...
• Former World No. 8 Mardy Fish is optimistic about making a return to the ATP World Tour as he continues his recovery from a heart condition. More...
Alex Kuznetsov won the USTA Pro Circuit Wild Card Challenge to earn a wild card into Roland Garros. Read our exclusive Q&A...
• Learn why Rafael Nadal leads the current FedEx ATP Reliability Index against Top 10 rivals. More...

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Munich | Oeiras

   


 

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