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Federer, Nadal, Murray Feature Thursday In Madrid

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Federer© Getty ImagesRoger Federer continues his title defence Thursday in Madrid.

MADRID THURSDAY PREVIEW – SEVEN PLAYERS WITH 400 OR MORE MATCH WINS IN ACTION

• The third round on Thursday at the Mutua Madrid Open features six of the top seven seeds. Overall seven of the 11 active players with more than 400 match wins are in action with Roger Federer (892), Rafael Nadal (610), Mikhail Youzhny (408) and Andy Murray (400) leading the way on Manolo Santana.

• The third match on Manolo Santana is the 14th meeting between No. 5 seed Rafael Nadal and former World No. 8 Mikhail Youzhny. Nadal leads 9-4 (2-0 on clay with both meetings at ATP Masters 1000 Rome (2005, ’07). Last year Nadal lost at this stage to countryman Fernando Verdasco.  The two-time Madrid champion (2005, ’10) has a career tournament record of 26-8 and is looking to reach his 55th career ATP Masters 1000 quarter-final.  The 30-year-old Russian is looking to reach his sixth career ATP Masters 1000 quarter-final and first since 2010 Miami (0-5 in record in QFs).

• The following match features World No. 2 Roger Federer and No. 14 seed Kei Nishikori of Japan for the second time (Federer won 61 63 in ’11 Basel final). The 31-year-old Swiss native and reigning champion comes in with a tournament record of 35-6 and is looking to reach his 59th career ATP Masters 1000 quarter-final.  He enters his first clay court tournament of the year with a 14-4 match record. He and No. 6 Berdych are only players in the Top 10 without a title this season. The 23-year-old Nishikori is looking to defeat a Top 5 opponent for the fourth time in his career (3-12) and is looking to reach the quarter-finals of an ATP Masters 1000 event for the second time in his career. His best ATP Masters 1000 result was reaching the semi-finals of Shanghai in 2011 (l. to Dolgopolov).  He is one of five players age 23-under in Top 50 Emirates ATP Rankings.

• In the night session, No. 16 seed Gilles Simon tries to snap a 10-match losing streak against No. 3 Andy Murray. Simon won their first encounter back in ‘07 ATP Masters 1000 Rome but since has lost 10 straight. This is the third time they have met here (’08 final on hard, ’11 2nd Rd.). The Scott has won 23 of 27 sets played and holds a 3-1 advantage on clay. The former World No. 6 Simon comes in with a 20-11 record (4-4 on clay) and has reached the semi-finals three-times this year. The World No. 3 Murray is looking to reach the quarter-finals here for the fourth time but  first since 2010. On Tuesday he captured his 400th career win over Florian Mayer. Simon is looking to reach his 11th (second on clay) career ATP Masters quarter-final, while Murray is aiming for his 32nd (seventh on clay).

• On Arantxa Sanchez Vicario there are four matches. Leading off is top South African Kevin Anderson, who looks for his first win in seven meetings (0-6) against No. 6 seed/last year’s finalist Tomas Berdych of Czech Republic .Following is Madrid native Fernando Verdasco, who tries to reach the quarter-finals for the third time against No. 7 seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, who has won two of the three previous meetings. The third match on features 35-year-old Tommy Haas and 31-year-old David Ferrer, who has won all three previous meetings (first on clay). Both players have more than 500 career match wins (Haas-520, Ferrer-517). The last match on is the youngest player left, 21-year-old Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria against No. 15 Stanislas Wawrinka, who won the previous meeting in 2011.

400 WINS CLUB –Seven of the 11 active players to win 400 career matches are playing on Thursday:
                                                       No.
1) Roger Federer                  892 vs. Kei Nishikori 
2) Rafael Nadal                     610 vs. Mikhail Youzhny 
3) Lleyton Hewitt                    574
4) Tommy Haas                    520 vs. David Ferrer 
5) David Ferrer                     517 vs. Tommy Haas 
6) Novak Djokovic                  495 l. to Grigor Dimitrov in 2R (bye)
7) Nikolay Davydenko            467 l. to Milos Raonic in 1R
8) Tommy Robredo                439 l. to Tommy Haas in 2R
9) Mikhail Youzhny               408 vs. Rafael Nadal 
10) Andy Murray                     400 vs. Gilles Simon
11) Tomas Berdych                400 vs. Kevin Anderson

THURSDAY THIRD ROUND FEDEX ATP HEAD 2 HEADS – In Order of Play by Court

Manolo Santana Court

(5) Rafael Nadal (ESP) vs Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) Nadal Leads 9-4
04 Dubai (U.A.E.) Hard QF Mikhail Youzhny 6-2 1-6 6-1
05 Doha (Qatar) Hard R32 Rafael Nadal 6-3 7-6(3)
05 Australian Open (Australia) Hard R64 Rafael Nadal 6-1 4-6 4-6 7-5 6-3
05 ATP Masters 1000 Rome (Italy) Clay R64 Rafael Nadal 6-0 6-2
06 US Open (U.S.A.) Hard QF Mikhail Youzhny 6-3 5-7 7-6(5) 6-1
07 Dubai (U.A.E.) Hard QF Mikhail Youzhny 7-6(5) 6-3
07 ATP Masters 1000 Rome (Italy) Clay R16 Rafael Nadal 6-2 6-2
07 Wimbledon (Great Britain) Grass R16 Rafael Nadal 4-6 3-6 6-1 6-2 6-2
07 ATP Masters 1000 Paris (France) Hard QF Rafael Nadal 6-4 6-2
08 Chennai (India) Hard F Mikhail Youzhny 6-0 6-1
08 Wimbledon (Great Britain) Grass R16 Rafael Nadal 6-3 6-3 6-1
10 US Open (U.S.A.) Hard SF Rafael Nadal 6-2 6-3 6-4
12 Doha (Qatar) Hard QF Rafael Nadal 6-4 6-4

Rafael Nadal Mikhail Youzhny
Sets Won: 24 13
Tiebreak Sets Won: 1 2
Match Wins By Surface:
Clay: 2 0
Hard: 5 4
Grass: 2 0

NADAL FASTFACTS

Tournament Highlights: 
• The two-time Madrid champ (2005, ’10) opened with a 63 64 win over Frenchman Benoit Paire. Comes in with a 26-8 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, he reached the semi-finals (l. to Simon) and quarter-finals in 2006 (l. to Berdych) and 2007 (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 27-2 start (22-2 on clay) and captured his eighth title in Barcelona (2005-06-07-08-09, ’11-12-13) and improved to 40-1 career mark 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
• 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

CLAY COURT SUCCESS  – Nadal has the best career match record on clay in the Open Era with a 276-21 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 250-11 match record (.957) on the ATP World Tour:
        W-L      Clay Finals
2013 – 22-2 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

YOUZHNY FAST FACTS

Tournament Highlights:
• Youzhny is playing here for the 10th time (6-9 record) and his best result is the third round in 2002 debut (d. Chela, No. 13 Roddick, l. to No. 8 Grosjean). Opened on Tuesday with a 76(4) 26 76(5) win over Italian Fabio Fognini (saving three match points)

2013 Highlights:
SF: Zagreb (l Cilic)

Tournament/2013 in Review: 
• The former World No. 8 enters with an 9-10 match record (3-3 on clay) failed in bid to retain Zagreb title, falling to Cilic in SFs. On 12 February, retired due to hip injury versus de Bakker in third set in Rotterdam 1R
• In ATP Masters 1000 events best result was 3R at Miami (l to Gasquet), lost in 2R at Indian Wells 2R (l. to L. Mayer) and Monte Carlo (l. to Djokovic)
• In Doha, recorded his 400th career ATP World Tour-level singles win over Benjamin Becker. He’s the ninth active player to accomplish the milestone. He is the fourth Russian to reach the 400 Match Wins Club, joining Yevgeny Kafelnikov (609), Nikolay Davydenko (467) and Marat Safin (422)
• At the Australian Open, he rallied from two sets down and saved one match point at 4-5 in the fourth set vs. Ebden in 1R, lost to countryman Donskoy in five sets in 2R
• Reached career-high singles ranking of No. 8 in January 2008
• Career 27-68 (0-2 in 2013) vs Top 10 opponents, has lost last six, last win was over No. 8 Janko Tipsarevic at Wimbledon last year in 3R
• Career 7-37 vs Top 5 opponents, has lost last 9, last win was over No. 2 Novak Djokovic at 2010 Rotterdam in SF

RUSSIANS 400 WINS CLUB – Youzhny is No. 4 among Russians in ATP Tour-level career match wins:
                               W-L
Yevgeny Kafelnikov    609-306
Nikolay Davydenko     467-309
Marat Safin                 422-267
Mikhail Youzhny       408-298

(14) Kei Nishikori (JPN) vs (2) Roger Federer (SUI) Federer Leads 1-0
11 Basel (Switzerland) Hard F Roger Federer 6-1 6-3

NISHIKORI FASTFACTS

Tournament Highlights:
• The 23-year-old Japanese native is appearing in the third round for the first time after defeating Jurgen Melzer 63 62 and Viktor Troicki 75 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 17-6 (3-1 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 
• 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 7-19 (0-3 in 2013) record vs Top 10 opponents and last win came over No. 6 Tomas Berdych in the QF at Tokyo last October en route to title 

CAREER 3-12 vs TOP 5 OPPONENTS – Nishikori has a career 3-12 (0-2 in 2013) record vs Top 5 opponents:
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)

FEDERER FASTFACTS 

Tournament Highlights:
• The 31-year-old Swiss native is the reigning champion and opened on Tuesday with a 63 63 win over Radek Stepanek. Last year reached his fifth final in nine visits. He beat No. 7 Tomas Berdych 36 75 75 to become the first three-time winner in the tournament’s 11-year history (also d. No. 6 Ferrer in QF, No. 8 Tipsarevic in SF). Owns a 35-6 record  and 3-2 in finals
• In 2009, defeated No. 1 Nadal 64 64 in the final and in ’06 won first title (d. Gonzalez)…He was runner-up in 2007 (l. to Nalbandian) and ’10 (l. to Nadal). Also a semi-finalist in 2003 (l. to Ferrero), ‘08 (l. to Murray) and ‘11 (l. to  Nadal)

2013 Highlights:
SF(2): Australian Open (l Murray); Dubai (l Berdych); QF(2): Rotterdam (l Benneteau); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Indian Wells (l Nadal)

2013 in Review:
• The 31-year-old Swiss native is playing for the first time since losing to Rafael Nadal in quarter-finals at ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells on Mar. 15. He enters his first clay court tournament of the year with a 14-4 (1-0 on clay) match record. He and No. 6 Berdych are only players in Top 10 without a title this yr.
• Opened year by reaching the Australian Open SF for the 10th straight year, lost to Murray 62 in fifth set  SF after defeating Tsonga in QF 76(4) 46 76(4) 36 63 – it was the first time in his career he played back-to-back five-set matches. By beating Tomic in 3R became the first man to win 250 Grand Slam matches. Reached SF at Dubai (l. to Berdych in three sets)and QF at Rotterdam (l. to Benneteau)
• Approaching 900 career wins on the ATP World Tour (892-202). Only three players have won more matches in the Open Era:  Jimmy Connors (1,243), Ivan Lendl (1,071) and Guillermo Vilas (923)

(3) Andy Murray (GBR) vs (16) Gilles Simon (FRA) Murray Leads 10-1
07 ATP Masters 1000 Rome (Italy) Clay R64 Gilles Simon 6-1 1-6 6-3
08 ATP Masters 1000 Hamburg (Germany) Clay R32 Andy Murray 6-3 6-3
08 ATP Masters 1000 Madrid (Spain) Hard F Andy Murray 6-4 7-6(6)
08 Tennis Masters Cup (China) Hard RR Andy Murray 6-4 6-2
10 Wimbledon (Great Britain) Grass R32 Andy Murray 6-1 6-4 6-4
11 ATP Masters 1000 Monte Carlo (Monaco) Clay R16 Andy Murray 6-3 6-3
11 ATP Masters 1000 Madrid (Spain) Clay R32 Andy Murray 6-4 3-6 6-0
11 ATP Masters 1000 Cincinnati (U.S.A.) Hard QF Andy Murray 6-3 6-3
11 Bangkok (Thailand) Hard SF Andy Murray 6-2 3-6 6-2
12 ATP Masters 1000 Miami (U.S.A.) Hard R16 Andy Murray 6-3 6-4
13 Australian Open (Australia) Hard R16 Andy Murray 6-3 6-1 6-3

Andy Murray Gilles Simon
Sets Won: 23 4
Tiebreak Sets Won: 1 0
Match Wins By Surface:
Clay: 3 1
Hard: 6 0
Grass: 1 0

MURRAY FASTFACTS

Tournament Highlights:
• The 25-year-old Scot 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 21-3 record (2-1 on clay) and recorded his 400th career ATP World Tour-level win (400-126) 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. Has 30-4 record vs. Frenchmen since ‘10
• 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

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            400-126

SIMON FASTFACTS

Tournament Highlights:
• The 28-year-old Frenchman comes in with an 11-4 career record and has posted wins over countrymen Julien Benneteau 26 75 63 and Jeremy Chardy 64 76 
• His best result is a runner-up in ’08 (l. to No. 4 Murray) and posted four three set tie-break wins along the way (d. Andreev in 1R, Ginepri in 3R, Karlovic in QF, No. 1 Nadal)
• Also 3rd Rd. in ’09 and last year (l. to No. 8 Tipsarevic). In ‘11, fell in 2nd Rd. (l. to No. 4 Murray)

2013 Highlights:
SF(3): Rotterdam (l Benneteau); Marseille (l Tsonga); Bucharest (l Rosol); QF(3): Brisbane (l Baghdatis); Montpellier (l Paire); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Miami (l Haas)

2013 in Review:
• The former World No. 6 comes in with a 20-11 record (4-4 on clay) and a three-time semi-finalist this year. He reached the semi-finals at Bucharest (l. to Rosol) and back-to-back weeks at Rotterdam (l. to Benneteau) and Marseille (l. to No. 8 Tsonga, d. No. 7 del Potro in QF), in February. 
• Reached 10th career ATP Masters 1000 quarter-final at Miami (l. to No. 18 Haas), fell to 4-6 in QF matches. His best career result was runner-up at 2008 Madrid (l. to Murray)
• Also reached QF at Brisbane (l. to Baghdatis) and Montpellier (l. to Paire)
• Reached 4R at ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Indian Wells (l. to Anderson, saved 3 MPs at 2-5 and 3-5 in 3rd set versus Lorenzi in 2R). Also reached 4R at Australian Open (l. to Murray) – dropped to 1-10 lifetime against the Scot 
• Has career 22-45 (2-2 in 2013) record vs Top 10 opponents, two wins this year over No. 7 Juan Martin del Porto in QF at Marseille and No. 9 Janko Tipsarevic in 4R at ATP Masters 1000 Miami
• Has career 7-28 mark (0-1 in 2013) vs Top 5 opponents and has won  one of last 22 matches with win over No. 5 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga last year in the QFs of ATP Masters 1000 Monte Carlo

FRENCHMEN IN TOP 50 – Simon is one of six Frenchmen in Top 50 Emirates ATP Rankings:
• No. 8 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
• No. 9 Richard Gasquet
• No. 17 Gilles Simon
• No. 29 Jeremy Chardy
• No. 32 Julien Benneteau
• No. 37 Benoit Paire

Arantxa Sanchez Vicario Court

Kevin Anderson (RSA) vs (6) Tomas Berdych (CZE) Berdych Leads 6-0
12 Australian Open (Australia) Hard R32 Tomas Berdych 7-6(5) 7-6(1) 6-1
12 ATP Masters 1000 Madrid (Spain) Clay R32 Tomas Berdych 6-4 6-3
12 Roland Garros (France) Clay R32 Tomas Berdych 6-4 3-6 6-7(4) 6-4 6-4
12 ATP Masters 1000 Paris (France) Hard R16 Tomas Berdych 1-6 6-3 6-4
13 Australian Open (Australia) Hard R16 Tomas Berdych 6-3 6-2 7-6(13)
13 ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells (U.S.A.) Hard QF Tomas Berdych 6-4 6-4

Anderson FastFacts:
2013 Highlights:

F(2): Sydney (l Tomic); Casablanca (l Robredo); QF(2): Delray Beach (l Isner); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Indian Wells (l Berdych)
YTD W-L: 20-7 (6-2 on clay)
YTD Titles: 0/Career Titles: 2
Date of Birth: May 18, 1986
Emirates ATP Ranking: 27
Career ATP Masters 1000 (YTD): 28-29 (8-3)
Career Tiebreak Record (YTD): 64-57 (8-4)
Madrid W-L (Best Result-Year): 4-3 (3R-2013)

Tournament/2013 in Review: 
• Anderson is 4-3 lifetime in Madrid and he’s appearing in the third round for the first time after wins over  Canadian qualifier Jesse Levine 62 62 (won 33 of 38 service points, 86%) and Juan Monaco 76 36 64
• His previous best result is the second round in 2011 (l. to No. 2 Djokovic) and last year (l. to No. 7 Berdych)
• The top South African enters with a 20-7 match record on the season (6-2 on clay) and on April 14 reached his first ATP World Tour clay final in Casablanca (l. to Robredo). Has a 2-3 record in finals
• Looking for his first career win on clay (0-3) and fourth in his career (3-21)
• He reached his fourth ATP World Tour final in Sydney in January (l. to Tomic in three sets). In semi-finals, saved two MPs at 5-6 and 6-7 in third set TB against Benneteau
• Followed with Grand Slam-best 4R at Australian Open (l. to Berdych), best result by a South African since SF by Wayne Ferreira in 2003
• On January 21, underwent right elbow surgery to repair bone chips in Melbourne and returned to action a little more than a month later in Delray Beach where he was defending champ (l. to Isner in QFs)
• At ATP Masters 1000 in Indian Wells, reached QF with wins over Hanescu, No. 4 Ferrer, Nieminen and No. 13 Simon before losing to No. 6 Berdych. His previous ATP Masters 1000 QF was in Miami in 2011

ANDERSON vs TOP 10 OPPONENTS –  Anderson is  3-21 lifetime (1-3 in 2013) vs Top 10 opponents:
d. No. 4 David Ferrer          2013 ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells in 2R
d. No. 4 Andy Murray          2011 ATP Masters 1000 Montreal in 2R
d. No. 3 Novak Djokovic      2008 ATP Masters 1000 Miami in 2R

Berdych FastFacts:
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)
YTD W-L: 24-8 (3-2 on clay)
YTD Titles: 0/Career Titles: 8
Date of Birth: September 17, 1985
Emirates ATP Ranking: 6
Career ATP Masters 1000 (YTD): 119-73 (9-3)
Career Tiebreak Record (YTD): 136-111 (5-6)
Madrid W-L (Best Result-Year): 12-8 (RUP-2012)

Tournament/2013 in Review: 
• 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)
• The top player from the Czech Republic enters with a 24-8 match record on the season (3-2 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). 
• Captured his 400th career (400-222) 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)

CZECH REPUBLIC 400 WINS CLUB – Berdych is No. 5 among Czech’s in ATP Tour-level career match wins:
                                        W-L
Ivan Lendl                   1071-239
Tomas Smid                517-333
Petr Korda                   410-248
Jan Kodes                   403-235
Tomas Berdych         400-222

Fernando Verdasco (ESP) vs (7) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) Tsonga Leads 2-1
09 Australian Open (Australia) Hard QF Fernando Verdasco 7-6(2) 3-6 6-3 6-2
11 US Open (U.S.A.) Hard R32 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-3 7-5 6-4
12 ATP Masters 1000 Monte Carlo          Clay R16 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7-6(7) 6-2

Verdasco FastFacts:
2013 Highlights:
YTD W-L: 5-8 (3-3 on clay)
YTD Titles: 0/Career Titles: 5
Date of Birth: November 15, 1983/Emirates ATP Ranking: 46
Career ATP Masters 1000 (YTD): 85-81 (2-3)
Career Tiebreak Record (YTD): 126-133 (3-2)
Madrid W-L (Best Result-Year): 12-10 (QF-2010, ’12)

Tournament/2013 in Review: 
• Verdasco is playing in his hometown tournament for the 11th year in a row (12-10 record) and opened on Sunday with a 76 62 win over Belgian David Goffin and followed with a 64 26 76 victory over No. 12 seed Milos Raonic.  Last year reached his second quarter-final after defeating World No. 2 Rafael Nadal 63 36 75 after trailing 2-5 in the third set. It was his first career win (1-13) against Nadal. Then lost to Djokovic in QFs. Other QF came in ’09 (d. Ferrero, Monaco, l. Nadal)
• Comes in with a 5-8 match record (3-3 on clay) and ranked No. 46, his lowest since July 16, 2007 (48)
• Looking to reach his first ATP World Tour quarter-final of the season. Has won back-to-back matches for first time since Australian Open where he beat Goffin in five sets in 1R (Malisse in 2R) before falling to Anderson in 3rd RD. In doubles (w/Marrero), reached QF (l. to Haase-Sijsling)
• Withdrew from Memphis with neck pain caused from his disk
• In ATP Masters 1000 events fell in 2R at Indian Wells (l. to Nieminen) and Miami (l. to Falla)
• In doubles with Marrero, reached SF at ATP Masters 1000 Monte Carlo (l. to Benneteau-Zimonjic)
• Has a career 17-64 vs. Top 10 opponents and playing first top 10 opponent since defeating No. 10 Juan Monaco in 2R last October at ATP Masters 1000 Shanghai  

Tsonga FastFacts:
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)
YTD W-L: 20-6 (6-1 on clay)
YTD Titles: 1/Career Titles: 10
Date of Birth: April 17, 1985
Emirates ATP Ranking: 8
Career ATP Masters 1000 (YTD): 70-41 (9-3)
Career Tiebreak Record (YTD): 129-85 (11-6)
Madrid W-L (Best Result-Year): 6-5 (3R-2008, ’11-13)

Tournament/2013 in Review: 
• Tsonga is making his sixth appearance in a row and enters with a 6-5 match record after opening with a 76 76 win over Dutchman Robin Haase. Trying to reach the quarter-finals for the first time. His best result is the third round four 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) and this week 
• The top Frenchman comes into his second clay court tournament with an 20-6 match record (6-1 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).
• 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 and 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)

(13) Tommy Haas (GER) vs (4) David Ferrer (ESP) Ferrer Leads 3-0
05 ATP Masters 1000 Paris (France) Carpet R16 David Ferrer 6-2 6-7(3) 6-3
08 Dubai (U.A.E.) Hard R32 David Ferrer 6-3 6-0
13 ATP Masters 1000 Miami (U.S.A.) Hard SF David Ferrer 4-6 6-2 6-3

Haas FastFacts:
2013 Highlights:
W: Munich (d Kohlschreiber); F: San Jose (l Raonic); SF: Delray Beach (l Gulbis); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Miami (l Ferrer); QF: Auckland (l Monfils)
YTD W-L: 20-7 (6-1 on clay)
YTD Titles: 1/Career Titles: 14
Date of Birth: April 3, 1978
Emirates ATP Ranking: 13
Career ATP Masters 1000 (YTD): 132-94 (8-2)
Career Tiebreak Record (YTD): 184-152 (5-4)
Madrid W-L (Best Result-Year): 7-6 (3R-2004, ’06, ‘13)

Tournament/2013 in Review: 
• Haas improved to 7-6 in Madrid with a 63 75 win over former No. 5 Tommy Robredo on Wednesday. He opened on Tuesday with a 61 62 victory over top Italian Andreas Seppi. His last appearance here was four years ago as a qualifier (ranked No. 75) and lost in second round (d. Gulbis, l. to Roddick). His best result is the third round in 2004 (l. to Dent) and ’06 (l. to No. 2 Nadal)
• Last Sunday the No. 1 German won his fourth ATP World Tour title on home soil, defeating countryman Philipp Kohlschreiber in the final of Munich. He was appearing in his 26th career ATP World Tour final, 14-12 (1-1 in 2013) record in finals. He is the first 35-year-old to win an ATP World Tour title since Fabrice Santoro in Newport in July 2008
• The oldest player in the Top 50 comes in with a 20-7 record (6-1 on clay) and also runner-up in San Jose (l. to Raonic) in February. Last year won his 20th match in Washington last July  
• Reached eighth career ATP Masters 1000 SF at Miami (l. to No. 5 Ferrer, d. No. 1 Djokovic in 4R and No. 13 Simon in QF) and first since 2006 Paris (l. to Hrbaty). He was the third oldest, eight days short of his 35th birthday, to beat No. 1 in the history of the Emirates ATP Rankings (since 23 August 1973), only behind Pozzi (2 days short of his 35th birthday) at 2000 Queen’s Club in London on June 15, 2000 (d. Agassi, ret). The oldest player to beat a No. 1: Rosewall (39 yrs., 8 mons), d. No. 1 Newcombe at QF in 1974 Wimbledon; it was just his second win in 14 attempts against a World No. 1 and first since 1999 Grand Slam Cup QFs versus Agassi
• At Indian Wells saved one match point at 4-5 in 76(2) third set win vs. Almagro in ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Indian Wells 3R, fell in 4R (l. to del Potro)
• Reached SF at Delray Beach (l. to eventual champion Gulbis) and withdrew prior to Memphis 2R versus F. Lopez due to illness
• Has a career 45-74 record (1-2 in 2013) vs Top 10 opponents and last win on clay came over No. 5 Tsonga in Munich last year

OLDEST IN TOP 50 – Haas is the oldest in the Top 50 Emirates ATP Rankings: 
                                                  Age     
No. 13 Tommy Haas                35 yrs., 1 month 
No. 48 Radek Stepanek            34 yrs., 5 mons.     No. 33 Jurgen Melzer                31 yrs., 11 mons. (turns 32 on May 22)
No. 41 Nikolay Davydenko        31 yrs., 11 mons.
No. 43 Jarkko Nieminen            31 yrs., 9 mons.

Ferrer FastFacts:
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)
YTD W-L: 29-7 (13-3 on clay)
YTD Titles: 2/Career Titles: 20
Date of Birth: April 2, 1982
Emirates ATP Ranking: 4
Career ATP Masters 1000 (YTD): 129-82 (5-2)
Career Tiebreak Record (YTD): 108-102 (3-2)
Madrid W-L (Best Result-Year): 13-10 (SF-2010)

Tournament/2013 in Review: 
• Ferrer is coming off a quarter-final last year (l. to No. 3 Federer) and making his 11th straight appearance with a 13-10 career record. Opened on Wednesday with a 75 62 win over Denis Istomin. 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)
• The top Spaniard comes in with a 29-7 (13-3 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)
• 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- 275, Almagro- 222, Robredo -221) with over 200 career match wins on clay (250-101)
• 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)

2013 MATCH WINS LEADERS –  Ferrer has the most match wins at 29 on the ATP World Tour in 2013:
                                        W-L              Titles 
1) David Ferrer               29-7           2
2) Rafael Nadal               27-2 4
3) Novak Djokovic           26-3           3 
4) Tomas Berdych           24-8         0 
5) Richard Gasquet         23-7           2    
    Nicolas Almagro          23-10                0 

Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) vs (15) Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) Wawrinka Leads 1-0
11 Australian Open (Australia) Hard R64 Stanislas Wawrinka 7-5 6-3 6-3

Dimitrov FastFacts:
2013 Highlights:
F: Brisbane (l Murray); SF: Rotterdam (l Del Potro); QF: ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Monte Carlo (l Nadal)
YTD W-L: 16-9 (5-2)
YTD Titles: 0/Career Titles: 0
Date of Birth: May 16, 1991
Emirates ATP Ranking: 28
Career ATP Masters 1000 (YTD): 15-10 (7-3)
Career Tiebreak Record (YTD): 29-34 (5-7)
Madrid W-L (Best Result-Year): 2-0 (3R-2013)

Tournament/2013 in Review: 
• Dimitrov made his main draw debut on Monday, defeating Spanish wild card Javier Marti 62 64. He followed with the biggest win of his career over No. 1 Novak Djokovic 76 67 63 on Wednesday. He was first 21-year-old to beat a No. 1 since ’11 Basel SF (Nishikori d. Djokovic). In ’08, ranked No. 480 and lost in first round of qualifying to Frenchman Florent Serra
• The top Bulgarian comes in with a 16-9 record (5-2 on clay) and career-high No. 28 Emirates ATP Ranking (first on April 22). He dropped one set en route to his first ATP World Tour final at Brisbane (l. to Murray). Went from World No. 48 to No. 41 on January 7
• Last year won his 16th match of the season in mid-July in Gstaad (SF) and finished with a 24-19 record
• Reached first career ATP Masters 1000 QF at Monte Carlo (d. No. 10 Tipsarevic, l. to Nadal in three)
• In Rotterdam, in QFs versus Baghdatis, the Bulgarian won 18 straight points from 5-6 second set (5-6 serving game to love, TB 7-0, 0-0 serving game to love, streak ended after 0-40 in Baghdatis’ first service game in the third set)  Won 63 in third set…Lost in SFs to del Potro
• In March, lost in ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Indian Wells 3R (l. to Djokovic) and in Miami (l. to  Murray). In doubles (w/Nielsen), lost in Miami SFs (l. to Fyrstenberg-Matkowski)

DIMITROV CAREER vs TOP 10 OPPONENTS – Has a 3-19 career mark vs. Top 10 opponents (2-5 this year) 
d. No. 1 Novak Djokovic             2013 ATP Masters 1000 Madrid in 2R
d. No. 10 Janko Tipsarevic         2013 ATP Masters 1000 Monte-Carlo  in 2R
d. No. 7 Tomas Berdych             2012 ATP Masters 1000 Miami in 3R

Wawrinka FastFacts:
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)
YTD W-L: 22-8 (15-4 on clay)
YTD Titles: 1/Career Titles: 4
Date of Birth: March 28, 1985
Emirates ATP Ranking: 15
Career ATP Masters 1000 (YTD): 83-58 (6-2)
Career Tiebreak Record (YTD): 89-119 (5-3)
Madrid W-L (Best Result-Year): 9-6 (3R-2008-10, ’12-13)

Tournament/2013 in Review: 
• Wawrinka is 9-6 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. Trying to reach the quarter-finals for the first time. In the third round for fifth time: in 2008 (l. to Lopez), ’09 (l. to No. 5 del Potro), ’10 (l. to No. 1 Federer), ’12 (l. to No. 1 Djokovic)
• Last Sunday posted his first Top 10 win (1-4) in an ATP World Tour final over No. 4 Ferrer in Oeiras, Portugal. It was his fourth career ATP World Tour title (4-7 in finals) and first crown since January 2011 in Chennai (d. Malisse) 
• The No. 2 Swiss (behind No. 2 Federer) comes in with a 22-8 record (15-4 on clay) this season and has reached the quarter-finals or better at five tournaments, including last three on clay. In last tournament three weeks ago at ATP Masters 1000 Monte-Carlo, reached QFs (l. to Tsonga) and previous week SF in Casablanca (l. to Robredo in three sets)
• 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

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Daniel Gimeno-Traver (ESP) vs Pablo Andujar (ESP) Andujar Leads 1-0
11 Costa do Sauipe (Brazil) Clay R32 Pablo Andujar 6-3 6-1
Other meetings:
05 Brasov CH (Romania) Clay R16 Daniel Gimeno-Traver 6-3 6-2
06 Vigo CH (Spain) Clay R32 Pablo Andujar 6-3 6-1
07 Barletta CH (Italy) Clay R32 Pablo Andujar 7-6(4) 6-3
08 Napoli CH (Italy) Clay R16 Pablo Andujar 6-4 6-4
08 San Sebastian CH (Spain) Clay SF Pablo Andujar 2-6 6-1 6-2

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