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Nadal, Murray, Ferrer Feature In Madrid QFs Friday

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Nadal© AFP/Getty ImagesRafael Nadal has a 17-4 FedEx ATP Head2Head record against David Ferrer.

MADRID FRIDAY PREVIEW – FIVE OF TOP SEVEN SEEDS HEADLINE QUARTER-FINALS

• The quarter-finals on Friday at the Mutua Madrid Open feature five of the top seven seeds, led by No. 3 Andy Murray and the Spanish duo of No. 4 David Ferrer and No. 5 Rafael Nadal. Murray (2008) and Nadal (2005, ’10) are the only former Madrid champions remaining. In addition to Ferrer and Nadal, wild card Pablo Andujar is in the quarter-finals for the first time. The last time there were three Spaniards in the quarter-finals here was in 2010 (Almagro, Ferrer, Nadal). 

• In the first men’s match on Manola Santana Court, World No. 5 Rafael Nadal brings a 17-4 career head-to-head record (14-1 on clay) against countryman and World No. 4 David Ferrer, who won his only clay court match in their first meeting in Stuttgart in July 2004. Nadal, who is a two-time Madrid champion (2005, ’10), has a career tournament record of 27-8 and is playing in his 55th career ATP Masters 1000 quarter-final. He Has not lost in 42 straight clay court quarter-final matches (21-0 in QF ATP Masters 1000 events) since his  last QF loss in 2005 at Valencia (l. to Andreev). Ferrer, the top Spaniard , is appearing in his 30th career ATP Masters 1000 quarter-final 11-18 (1-0 this year) in quarter-final matches. He has one title in five finals – won Paris last year (d. Janowicz). Both players have over er 200 career match wins on clay (Nadal-277 and Ferrer-252) and both have 10 or more career clay court titles (Nadal-39, Ferrer-10). 

• The next match on is between No. 14 seed Kei Nishikori of Japan and Spanish wild card Pablo Andujar. Nishikori won the previous meeting 76(3) 62 in 2011 Winston-Salem 1R. The 23-year-old Nishikori is the youngest player left and he advanced to the quarter-finals of an ATP Masters 1000 event for the second time in his career after defeating World No. 2 Roger Federer on Thursday. It was his fourth career win over a Top 5 opponent (4-12 record). His best ATP Masters 1000 result was the semi-finals of Shanghai in 2011 (l. to Murray).  He is one of five players age 23-under in the Top 30 Emirates ATP Rankings. The 27-year-old Andujar advanced to his first career ATP Masters 1000 quarter-final after his countryman Daniel Gimeno-Traver was forced to retire with a leg abductor injury in the first set (at 5-5). He comes in with an 8-13 match record (7-8 on clay) this season and five of his eight wins have come from a set down. 

• In the first match of the night session, No. 3 Andy Murray and No. 6 Tomas Berdych meet for the ninth time (tied 4-4). Murray won the last two meetings in 2012 but Berdych won both previous clay court encounters. Both players joined the 400 match wins club this week. Murray outlasted Gilles Simon 26 64 76 in a 2 hr, 57 min. thriller while Berdych beat Kevin Anderson 76 75. Murray, who will return to No. 2 on Monday in the Emirates ATP Rankings, comes in with a 22-3 match record on the season and he’s appearing in the Madrid QF for the fourth time (16-5 record). The World No. 6 Berdych is appearing in his 25th career ATP Masters 1000 QF, 11-13 (3-4 on clay) record in quarter-final matches. 

• In the final match, No. 15 Stanislas Wawrinka and French No. 7 seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga  square off for the fifth time. Tsonga leads the head-to-head 3-1, with all four meetings coming down to a decisive final set (third or fifth). They met last month in the quarter-finals at ATP Masters 1000 Monte-Carlo with Tsonga winning 26 63 64.  Both players are playing in their first Madrid quarter-final. Wawrinka enters with a seven-match winning streak and he’s appearing in his 10th career ATP Masters 1000 QF, with a 3-6 (2-3 on clay) mark in quarter-final matches. Tsonga is appearing in his 16th career ATP Masters 1000 QF, 4-11 (1-3 on clay) in quarter-final matches.

FRIDAY QUARTER-FINALS FEDEX ATP HEAD 2 HEADS – In Order of Play

Manolo Santana Court


(5) Rafael Nadal (ESP) vs (4) David Ferrer (ESP) Nadal Leads 17-4
04 Stuttgart (Germany) Clay QF David Ferrer 6-3 6-7(3) 7-5
05 ATP Masters 1000 Miami (U.S.A.) Hard SF Rafael Nadal 6-4 6-3
05 ATP Masters 1000 Rome (Italy) Clay SF Rafael Nadal 4-6 6-4 7-5
05 Roland Garros (France) Clay QF Rafael Nadal 7-5 6-2 6-0
07 Barcelona (Spain) Clay SF Rafael Nadal 7-5 6-1
07 US Open (U.S.A.) Hard R16 David Ferrer 6-7(3) 6-4 7-6(4) 6-2
07 Tennis Masters Cup (China) Hard RR David Ferrer 4-6 6-4 6-3
08 ATP Masters 1000 Monte Carlo Clay QF Rafael Nadal 6-1 7-5
08 Barcelona (Spain) Clay F Rafael Nadal 6-1 4-6 6-1
09 Barcelona (Spain) Clay F Rafael Nadal 6-2 7-5
09 ATP Masters 1000 Montreal (Canada)Hard R32 Rafael Nadal 4-3 ret
10 ATP Masters 1000 Miami (U.S.A.) Hard R16 Rafael Nadal 7-6(5) 6-4
10 ATP Masters 1000 Monte Carlo Clay SF Rafael Nadal 6-2 6-3
10 ATP Masters 1000 Rome (Italy) Clay F Rafael Nadal 7-5 6-2
11 Australian Open (Australia) Hard QF David Ferrer 6-4 6-2 6-3
11 ATP Masters 1000 Monte Carlo Clay F Rafael Nadal 6-4 7-5
11 Barcelona (Spain) Clay F Rafael Nadal 6-2 6-4
12 Barcelona (Spain) Clay F Rafael Nadal 7-6(1) 7-5
12 ATP Masters 1000 Rome (Italy) Clay SF Rafael Nadal 7-6(6) 6-0
12 Roland Garros (France) Clay SF Rafael Nadal 6-2 6-2 6-1
13 Acapulco (Mexico) Clay F Rafael Nadal 6-0 6-2

Rafael Nadal David Ferrer
Sets Won: 38 12
Tiebreak Sets Won: 5 1

Match Wins By Surface:
Clay: 14 1
Hard: 3 3

NADAL FASTFACTS

Tournament Highlights: 
• The two-time Madrid champ (2005, ’10) opened with a 63 64 win over Frenchman Benoit Paire and followed with a 62 63 victory over Mikhail Youzhny. Comes in with a 27-8 career match record. Last year lost to countryman Fernando Verdasco in the third round
• In 2011, reached final (l. to No. 2 Djokovic 75 64). Has reached final four times in 10 appearances. He won titles in 2010 (d. Federer) and ’05 (d. Ljubicic in five sets) and runner-up in 2010 (l. to Federer)
• In 2008, reached the semis (l. to Simon) and quarters in ‘06 (l. to Berdych) and ‘07 (l. to Nalbandian)
• Made his debut in 2003 (ranked No. 49) and lost to countryman Alex Corretja in the first round 
• In 2009 semi-final, outlasted Djokovic 36 76(5) 76(9), saving three match points in the final set tie-break to prevail in four hours and three minute battle (longest three-setter)

2013 Highlights:
W(3): Sao Paulo (d Nalbandian); Acapulco (d Ferrer); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Indian Wells (d Del Potro); Barcelona (d Almagro); F(2): Vina del Mar (l Zeballos); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Monte Carlo (l Djokovic)

2013 Review:
• The Spaniard is off to a 28-2 start (23-2 on clay) and trying to extend his ATP World Tour finals streak to seven tournaments  this season. Two weeks ago captured his eighth title in Barcelona and improved to 40-1 in Barcelona. His only loss came 10 years ago in the second round to countryman Alex Corretja
• The Mallorcan native is No. 3 in the Open Era with 39 clay court titles, trailing fellow left-handers  Guillermo Vilas (45) and Thomas Muster (40)
• Had his eight-year title reign at ATP Masters 1000 Monte-Carlo come to end as World No. 1 Djokovic snapped his 46-match winning streak in the final
• Playing in his sixth ATP World Tour QF of the year (5-0 in QF matches), last year QF or better nine times (8-1 mark)
• Appearing in his 55th career ATP Masters 1000 QF, 45-9 (2-0 in 2013) in QF matches, last loss came at 2011 Cincinnati (l. to Fish)
• Has not lost in 42 straight clay court quarter-final matches (21-0 in QF ATP Masters 1000 events) since his  last QF loss in ‘05 at Valencia (l. to Andreev)
• He won his 600th career Tour-level match in the final of ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells on Mar. 17 (d. No. 2 Federer in QF, No. 6 Berdych in SF and No. 7 del Potro in F).  Had lost last six hard court finals since title in Tokyo on Oct. 10, 2010 (d. Monfils). Leads ATP World Tour with three titles
• He captured his second career title in Acapulco over No. 4 Ferrer 60 62. Finished Latin American clay court swing with a 12-1 record. It was first time he played there since’05
• On his return from left knee injury, after a seven-month absence, the Spaniard reached the Vina del Mar final, lost to Zeballos in three sets, final lasted 2 hrs, 47 mins; broke a 15-match clay winning streak (dating back to 2012, l. to Verdasco at ATP Masters 1000 Madrid). In doubles (w/Monaco),runner-up
• At Sao Paulo captured title (d. Nalbandian), it was his first title since winning at Roland Garros (d. Djokovic) last year

SPANIARDS IN TOP 50 – Ferrer and Nadal  are the top two Spaniards in the Top 50 Emirates ATP Rankings:
No. 4 David Ferrer No. 36 Tommy Robredo
No. 5 Rafael Nadal No. 45 Feliciano Lopez
No. 12 Nicolas Almagro No. 46 Fernando Verdasco
No. 35 Marcel Granollers

CLAY COURT SUCCESS  – Nadal has the best career match record on clay in the Open Era with a 277-21 mark (.929) and he’s 39-6 in clay finals. Here's a year-by-year look at Nadal's clay court supremacy since 2005, compiling a 251-11 match record (.958) on the ATP World Tour:
        W-L      Clay Finals
2013 – 23-2 3-2 (l. to Zeballos, Djokovic)
2012 – 23-1   4-0    2008 – 24-1 4-0
2011 – 28-2 3-2 (l. to Djokovic both)    2007 – 31-1 5-1 (l. to Federer)
2010 -  22-0   4-0    2006 – 26-0 4-0
2009 -  24-2   3-1 (l. to Federer)    2005 – 50-2 8-0
Note: Nadal has lost to three players in a clay court final – Djokovic (three times), Federer (twice), Zeballos

FERRER FASTFACTS

Tournament Highlights: 
• The 31-year-old Spaniard is the oldest player remaining and he’s into the quarter-finals after wins over Denis Istomin 75 62 and No. 13 Tommy Haas 75 46 64. Last year, reached QFs (l. to No. 3 Federer) and making his 11th straight appearance with a 14-10 career record. In 2011, lost in the quarter-finals to eventual champion Novak Djokovic 64 46 63. 
• Three years ago turned in a personal-best semi-final showing (l. to No. 1 Federer in three sets). En route he posted wins over No. 8 seed Marin Cilic 63 62 and No. 3 seed Andy Murray 75 63. Also advanced to the quarter-finals in 2005 (d. No. 10 Puerta, l. to Ginepri)

2013 Highlights:
W(2): Auckland (d Kohlschreiber); Buenos Aires (d Wawrinka); F(3): Acapulco (l Nadal); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Miami (l Murray); Oeiras (l Wawrinka); SF(2): Doha (l Davydenko); Australian Open (l Djokovic)

2013 in Review:
• The top Spaniard comes in with an ATP World Tour-season best 30 match wins  30-7 (14-3 on clay) record this year. He bounced back from an opening round loss in Barcelona (l. Tursunov) to reach the final last Sunday in Oeiras (l. to Wawrinka). It was his 38th career ATP World Tour final (20-18 record)
• Playing in eighth QF of the year (7-0), last year QF or better 16 times on ATP World Tour (12-4 in QFs)
• Appearing in 30th career ATP Masters 1000 quarter-final 11-18 (1-0 this year) in QF matches, has one title in five finals – won Paris last year (d. Janowicz)
• One of five multiple winners on the ATP World Tour this year, along with Rafael Nadal (4), Novak Djokovic (3), Richard Gasquet (2) and Andy Murray (2)
• He is one of only four active players (Nadal- 277, Almagro- 222, Robredo -221) with over 200 career match wins on clay (252-101)
• Reached the final in Acapulco, as three-time reigning champion, lost to Nadal 60 62
• Successfully defended his Buenos Aires title (d. Wawrinka in three sets) and in turn, lifted his 20th ATP World Tour trophy. It was his 10th clay-court crown, moving into a third place tie with Davydenko and Federer among active players for the most titles on the surface
• At the Australian Open recorded his 500th match win over Almagro in QFs. Reached his second Australian Open SF (also 2011), losing to Djokovic in three sets. Had been attempting to become the fifth Spaniard to reach the final in tournament history
• Tied Roy Emerson’s record of four Auckland titles (d. Kohlschreiber in straight sets final) after third straight triumph. Marked the second time Ferrer had won a tournament in three successive seasons, 
adding to his run in Acapulco (2010-2012
• Has a career 44-75 (0-3 in 2013) vs Top 10 opponents (24-34 on hard, 19-35 on clay, 1-4 on grass, 0-2 on carpet)
• Has a career 18-53 (0-13 in finals) vs Top 5, losing his last seven since win over No. 4 Murray at Roland Garros last year in QF; 6-23 vs Top 5 at ATP World Tour Masters 1000 events, has lost last nine since win over No. 3 Murray in 2010 at Madrid in QF

2013 MATCH WINS LEADERS – Ferrer has the most match wins at 30 on the ATP World Tour in 2013:
                                        W-L              Titles 
1) David Ferrer               30-7           2
2) Rafael Nadal               28-2 4
3) Novak Djokovic           26-3           3 
4) Tomas Berdych           25-8         0 
5) Richard Gasquet         23-7           2    
    Nicolas Almagro          23-10                0 

CAREER CLAY COURT TITLES LEADERS – Ferrer is in the Top 10 active title leaders on clay:
No
1) Rafael Nadal 39
2) Nicolas Almagro 12
3) Nikolay Davydenko 10
    Roger Federer 10
     David Ferrer 10
    Tommy Robredo 10

(14) Kei Nishikori (JPN) vs (WC) Pablo Andujar (ESP) Nishikori Leads 1-0
11 Winston-Salem (U.S.A.) Hard R32 Kei Nishikori 7-6(3) 6-2

NISHIKORI FASTFACTS

Tournament Highlights:
• The 23-year-old Japanese native is appearing in the quarter-finalist for the first time after wins over  Jurgen Melzer 63 62, Viktor Troicki 75 62 and No. 2/defending champ Roger Federer 64 16 62
• Made his debut two years ago and lost to Spaniard Pere Riba 62 64 
2013 Highlights:
W: Memphis (d Lopez); SF: Brisbane (l Murray)

2013 in Review:
• The top Asian player on the ATP World Tour comes in with a 18-6 (4-1 on clay) record and won his third career ATP World Tour title in Memphis (d. Lopez) in February…Did not drop a set during week 
• Playing in his 21st career ATP World Tour QF, 11-9 (2-0 in 2013) record in QF matches. Last year QF or better eight times on ATP World Tour (2-6 record)
• Appearing in second career ATP Masters 1000 QF, also reached QF at 2011 Shanghai (l. to Dolgopolov)
• In season clay court debut in Barcelona two weeks ago, lost in third round (l. to Ramos)
• In March, reached 3R at Indian Wells (l. to Berlocq) and 4R at ATP Masters 1000 Miami (l. to No. 5 Ferrer) 
• Has retired twice this year once in SF at Brisbane (vs. Murray) due to a left knee injury and again at Delray Beach in 1R (vs. Karlovic) due to an oblique strain
• Lost in 3R at ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Indian Wells (l. to Berlocq)
• Has a career 8-19 (1-3 in 2013) record vs Top 10 opponents, prior to defeating No. 2 Roger Federer in 3R on Thursday last win was over No. 6 Tomas Berdych in QF at Tokyo last October en route to title 

CAREER 4-12 vs TOP 5 OPPONENTS – Nishikori has career 4-12 record vs Top 5 opponents:
d. No. 2 Roger Federer           3R at 2013 ATP Masters 1000 Madrid
d. No. 5 David Ferrer              3R at 2012 London Olympics 
d. No. 1 Novak Djokovic         SF at 2011 Basel 
d. No. 4 David Ferrer              1R at 2008 US Open

YOUNG STARS IN TOP 50 – Nishikori is one of five players age 23-under in Top 30 Emirates ATP Rankings: 
No. 14 Milos Raonic (22)
No. 16 Kei Nishikori (23)
No. 24 Jerzy Janowicz (22)
No. 28 Grigor Dimitrov (21)
No. 30 Martin Klizan (23)

ANDUJAR FASTFACTS

Tournament Highlights:
• The wild card entry is appearing in his first quarter-final here (3-2 record), opening last Sunday with a 67 64 61 win over No. 10 seed Marin Cilic  then following with a 64 64 victory over John Isner and 5-5 ret. over countryman Daniel Gimeno-Traver 
• Past two years lost in first round to Thomaz Bellucci and Alexandr Dolgopolov, both in straight sets

2013 in Review: 
• The 27-year-old Spaniard comes in with an8-13 match record (7-8 on clay) this season and five of his eight wins have come from a set down. 
• Appearing in his first ATP Masters 1000 QF and his 11th overall on the ATP World Tour (6-4 record in QF matches), last year QF or better three times on the ATP World Tour (2-1 mark) 
• Reached second round in Sao Paulo (d. Giraldo), Acapulco (d. Lajovic), ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells (d. Johnson), Monte-Carlo (d. Chardy) and Barcelona (d. Zemlja)
• Fell out of Top 100 Emirates ATP Rankings this week at No. 113 for first time since Sep. 20, 2010 (105). Will jump to around No. 78 and to around No. 54 if he reaches the semi-finals

(3) Andy Murray (GBR) vs (6) Tomas Berdych (CZE) Tied 4-4
05 Basel (Switzerland) Carpet (I) R16 Andy Murray 6-4 2-6 6-4
06 Adelaide (Australia) Hard R16 Tomas Berdych 7-6(2) 4-6 6-1
10 Roland Garros (France) Clay R16 Tomas Berdych 6-4 7-5 6-3
11 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Paris  Hard (I) QF Tomas Berdych 4-6 7-6(5) 6-4
12 Dubai (U.A.E.) Hard QF Andy Murray 6-3 7-5
12 ATP Masters 1000 Monte Carlo Clay QF Tomas Berdych 6-7(4) 6-2 6-3
12 US Open (U.S.A.) Hard SF Andy Murray 5-7 6-2 6-1 7-6(7)
12 Barclays ATP World Tour Finals Hard (I) RR Andy Murray 3-6 6-3 6-4

Andy Murray Tomas Berdych
Sets Won: 12 12
Tiebreak Sets Won: 2 2
Match Wins By Surface:
Clay: 0 2
Hard: 3 2
Carpet: 1 0

MURRAY FASTFACTS

Tournament Highlights:
• The 25-year-old Scot enters with a 16-5 record and into the quarter-finals after wins over Florian Mayer 76 76 and No. 16 seed Gilles Simon 26 64 76 in two hrs., 57 mins. Has never lost in the opening round in six previous appearances (15-5 record) 
• Won title in 2008 on hard courts (d. No. 2 Federer in SF, Simon in F). Also QF in 2009 (l. to No. 5 del Potro) and ’10 (l. to No. 12 Ferrer). Last visit two years ago, lost in third round (l. to Bellucci)

2013 Highlights:
W(2): Brisbane (d Dimitrov); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Miami (d Ferrer); F: Australian Open (l Djokovic); QF: ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Indian Wells (l Del Potro)

2013 in Review:
• The World No. 3 comes in with a 22-3 record (3-1 on clay) and recorded his 400th career ATP World Tour-level win (401-126) over Florian Mayer. In his first clay court tournament, lost in the third round at ATP Masters 1000 Monte-Carlo (l. to Wawrinka) on April 18
• Playing in in fifth ATP World Tour QF of the year (3-1), last year QF or better 12 times on the ATP World Tour, 9-3 record in QF matches
• Appearing in his 32nd career ATP Masters 1000 QF, 20-11 (3-3 on clay) record in QF matches
• He captured his ninth career ATP Masters 1000 title in Miami on Mar. 31 (d. No. 5 Ferrer in third set TB, saving 1 MP at 5-6 in 3rd set). It was first time in his career he saved a match point in an ATP World Tour final and it was also first time he had come back from a set down in a semi-final (d. Gasquet 67(3) 61 62) and final (d. Ferrer 26 64 76(1) to win an ATP World Tour title. He also won Miami 2009
• Reached QF at ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells (l. to del Potro), his first tournament since losing in the final at the Australian Open to Djokovic in four sets on Jan. 27. Beat Federer in five sets in SFs, for the first time at a major. Was attempting to become the first British man to win the title since Fred Perry in 1934 (1-5 in major finals)
• Began his ATP World Tour season by winning a second-straight Brisbane title (d. Dimitrov), his 25th career ATP World Tour level title
• Prior to the start of Indian Wells he was named Laureus World Breakthrough of the Year Award winner in Rio de Janeiro. Last year, captured his first major championship at the US Open, the London 2012 Olympics singles gold medal and mixed doubles silver medal
• Has a career 64-50 (3-2 in 2013) record vs Top 10 opponents

GREAT BRITAN 400 WINS CLUB – Murray is No. 3 among Brits in ATP Tour-level career match wins:
                                    W-L
Tim Henman             496-274
Greg Rusedski          436-287
Andy Murray            401-126

BERDYCH FASTFACTS

Tournament Highlights:
• Berdych is playing in Madrid for the ninth time in 10 years (except ’10) and is coming off a runner-up last year (l. to Federer). He opened Wednesday with a 67 63 62 win over Jerzy Janowicz
• Has a 12-8 career record. He was first Czech Republic finalist since Jiri Novak in 2002 (W/O vs. Agassi). Also a SF in 2006 (d. No. 6 Roddick, No. 2 Nadal, l. to No. 10 Gonzalez) and QF in 2011 (l. to Bellucci)

2013 Highlights:
F: Marseille (l Tsonga); Dubai (l Djokovic); SF: ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Indian Wells (l Nadal); QF(3): Chennai (l Bautista Agut); Australian Open (l Djokovic); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Miami (l Gasquet)

2013 in Review: 
• The top player from the Czech Republic enters with a 25-8 match record on the season (4-2 on clay) and has reached the quarter-finals or better in six of eight tournaments played, including back-to-back finals in Marseille (l. to Tsonga) and Dubai (d. Federer in SF, l. to Djokovic). 
• Playing in his seventh ATP World Tour QF of the year (3-3 record) first on clay, last year QF or better 14 times on the ATP World Tour (8-6)
• Appearing in his 25th career ATP Masters 1000 QF, 11-13 (3-4 on clay) record in QF matches 
• Captured his 400th career (401-222) Tour-level match win over Jerzy Janowicz on Wednesday 
• In ATP Masters 1000 events, SF at Indian Wells (l. to No. 5 Nadal), fell to 3-8 in ATP Masters 1000 SFs and QF at Miami (l. to No. 10 Gasquet), lost in 3R at ATP Masters 1000 Monte Carlo (l. to Fognini) 
• Reached seventh career Grand Slam QF at Australian Open (l. to Djokovic)
• Helped Czech Republic beat Switzerland 3-2 in Davis Cup 1R, winning three points. Partnered with Rosol in doubles rubber, the duo overcame Chiudinelli-Wawrinka 24-22 in fifth set, match lasted 7 hours, 1 minute and is the longest Davis Cup match on record (in time)
• Has a career 35-79 (2-3 in 2013) record vs Top 10 opponents (d. No. 2 Federer in Dubai, No. 10 Gasquet in Indian Wells)

(15) Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) vs (7) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) Tsonga Leads 3-1
07 Metz (France) Hard R32 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-7(6) 6-4 6-4
11 Roland Garros (France) Clay R32 Stanislas Wawrinka 4-6 6-7(3) 7-6(5)6-2 6-3
12 Roland Garros (France) Clay R16 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-4 7-6(6)  3-6  3-6 6-4
13 ATP Masters 1000 Monte Carlo Clay QF Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 2-6 6-3 6-4

Stanislas Wawrinka Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
Sets Won: 7 9
Tiebreak Sets Won: 2 2
Match Wins By Surface:
Clay: 1 2
Hard: 0 1

WAWRINKA FASTFACTS


Tournament Highlights:
• The Swiss No. 2 is 10-6 lifetime in Madrid and playing here for the seventh year in a row. He opened on Tuesday with a 64 64 win over Romanian wild card Marius Copil and followed with a 63 63 victory over Santiago Giraldo and 36 64 61 triumph over Grigor Dimitrov. Appearing in the quarter-finals for the first time. His previous best was 3R in four of past five years: ‘08 (l. to Lopez), ’09 (l. to No. 5 del Potro), ’10 (l. to No. 1 Federer), ’12 (l. to No. 1 Djokovic)

2013 Highlights:
W: Oeiras (d Ferrer); F: Buenos Aires (l Ferrer); SF: Casablanca (l Robredo); QF(2): Chennai (l Bedene); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Monte Carlo (l Tsonga)

2013 in Review: 
• The 28-year-old Swiss native comes in with a 23-8 record (16-4 on clay) this season and has reached the quarter-finals or better at five tournaments, including last four on clay – last month at ATP Masters 1000 Monte-Carlo, reached QFs (l. to Tsonga),previous week SF in Casablanca (l. to Robredo in three sets) and title last Sunday in Oeiras (d. No. 4 Ferrer)
• It was his fourth career ATP World Tour title (4-7 in finals) and first crown since January 2011 in Chennai (d. Malisse) 
• Playing in his sixth ATP World Tour QF of the year (3-2 record), last year QF or better seven times on ATP World Tour with a 4-3 mark in QF matches. Appearing in his 10th career ATP Masters 1000 QF, 3-6 (2-3 on clay) record in QF matches
• Reached 4R at ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells (l. to Federer) and withdrew from Miami (back/arm)
• On February 24 at Buenos Aires, contested his first ATP World Tour final since 2011, when he captured the title in Chennai…Fell to Ferrer in three-set Buenos Aires final
• Represented Switzerland in 3-2 loss to Czech Republic in Davis Cup 1R, going 1-2 over the weekend
• At the Australian Open, reached the 4R, losing to Djokovic 12-10 in fifth set. At one stage led 61 52
• Has a 20-60 career record (1-4 in finals) vs. Top 10 opponents (2-5 this year) and both wins came on clay, over No. 2 Murray in 3R at ATP Masters 1000 Monte Carlo last month & No. 4 Ferrer last week

TSONGA FASTFACTS

Tournament Highlights:
• The 28-year-old Frenchman is making his sixth appearance in a row and enters with a 7-5 match record after opening with a 76 76 win over Dutchman Robin Haase and 46 63 62 victory over local resident Fernando Verdasco. Appearing in his first quarter-final here 
• His previous best result is the 3rd Rd. three times –  in 2008 (bye, l. to No. 2 Federer), ’11 (d. No. 9 Almagro, Riba, l. to No. 5 Soderling), last year (bye, d. Harrison, l. to No. 20 Dolgopolov in third set TB) 

2013 Highlights:
W: Marseille (d Berdych); SF: ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Monte Carlo (l Nadal); QF(2): Australian Open (l Federer); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Indian Wells (l Djokovic)

2013 in Review: 
• The top Frenchman comes into his second clay court tournament with a 21-6 match record (7-1 on clay) after reaching the SFs at ATP Masters 1000 Monte Carlo (l. to Nadal). It was his fifth career (first on clay) ATP Masters 1000 SF, 2-3 record in SF matches, first since reaching the final at 2011 Paris-Bercy (d. Isner in SF, l. to Federer in F).
• Playing in his fifth ATP World Tour QF of the season (2-2) and last year QF or better 15 times on the ATP World Tour (7-8 in QF matches)
• Appearing his 16th career ATP Masters 1000 QF, 4-11 (1-3 on clay) in QF matches, prior to defeating Stanislas Wawrinka at Monte Carol had lost last six matches since last win at ‘11 ATP Masters 1000 Paris (d. No. 1 Djokovic)
• In February, he earned his 10th career ATP World Tour title in Marseille (d. No. 6 Berdych) and became first player to win an ATP title saving match point(s) in two matches during the same tournament since Sam Querrey in Los Angeles in 2010. Saved five MPs  vs. Tomic in QFs to win 46 63 76(10) and in the final saved one MP at 5-6 in 2nd set TB by hitting back-to-back aces an
• d won 36 76(6) 64 
• Last month, advanced to QF at ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Indian Wells (l. to Djokovic) and 4th Rd. in ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Miami 4R (l. to Cilic)
• In Davis Cup play won two singles matches (d. Berlocq, Monaco) for France in their 3-2 QF loss to Argentina. Won first singles match (d. Weintraub in four sets) in 1R in February
• Reached eighth career Grand Slam QF at Australian Open (l. to Federer in five sets)

FRENCH RANKINGS – Tsonga leads a pack of six Frenchmen in the Top 50 Emirates ATP Rankings:
 8) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 29) Jeremy Chardy
 9) Richard Gasquet 32) Julien Benneteau
17) Gilles Simon 37) Benoit Paire

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