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Federer, Murray, Djokovic Highlight Tuesday Action

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Federer© Getty ImagesRoger Federer opens his title defence on Tuesday,

FEDERER, MURRAY, DJOKOVIC HEADLINE TUESDAY SECOND ROUND ACTION

• Second round play begins and first round play concludes on Tuesday at the Mutua Madrid Open with the top three players in the Emirates ATP Rankings -- Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Andy Murray in second round action on Manola Santana. All together there are15 matches on tap, eight first round and seven second round matches.

• In the first men’s match on, Czech Radek Stepanek takes on Swiss No. 2 seed and reigning champ Roger Federer, who holds an 11-2 head-to-head record (3-2 on clay). Federer has won the last seven meetings and the last 15 sets played.  The 34-year-old Stepanek underwent neck disc surgery on January 21, which was bothering him in first few weeks of the season. He returned to action at ATP Masters 1000 Monte Carlo (l. to Ramos in 1R). The 31-year-old Federer is playing for the first time since losing to Rafael Nadal in the quarter-finals at ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells on March 15. He enters his first clay court tournament of the year with a 13-4 match record this season. A three-time champion here (2006, ’09, ’12) with a career tournament record of 34-6.

• Following is the second meeting between No. 3 seed Andy Murray and Germany’s Florian Mayer. Murray won their only encounter 16 61 61 in the quarter-finals of the ATP Masters 1000 Rome in 2011.  The World No. 3 Murray, who fell in the third round at ATP Masters 1000 Monte-Carlo (l. to Wawrinka), comes in with a 20-3 record this year and is one win away from recording his 400th career ATP World Tour-level win (399-126). The 2008 champion here (14-5 tournament record) 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). The 29-year-old Mayer reached his second ATP World Tour quarter-final of the year in Munich (l. to Haas) last week and comes in comes in with a 12-11 (8-4 on clay) record this season. He is one of seven Germans in Top 100 Emirates ATP Rankings at No. 26.

• In the evening session, World No. 1 and 2011 champion Novak Djokovic brings a 2-0 career record against Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov, who made a successful main draw debut Monday. Djokovic won both previous meetings on hard courts in straight sets. Djokovic is off to a 26-2 start this season and he captured his third title of the year on April 21 at ATP Masters 1000 Monte-Carlo, ending Rafael Nadal’s 46-match winning streak in Monaco.  Dimitrov comes in ranked a career-best No. 28 and he’s looking for his third career Top 10 victory (2-19).  

• On Arantxa Sanchez Vicario Court, there are five matches, with the first men’s match featuring the No. 9 seed Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia and Juan Monaco of Argentina for the sixth time, Tipsarevic leads 3-2 and has won the last three. In the next match No. 8 seed Richard Gasquet of France faces Spaniard Daniel Gimeno-Traver for the third time (tied 1-1). Gasquet is tied for No. 4 with 23 match wins on the ATP World Tour in 2013.  In the next match, Cypriot Macros Baghdatis and Spanish wild card Tommy Robredo square off for the fifth time (Baghdatis leads 3-1.) In the fourth match No. 12 seed Milos Raonic of Canada faces Fernando Verdasco of Spain for the fifth time (tied 2-2). Raonic has won both hard court matches and Verdasco has won both clay court matches. In the final match, No. 2 American John Isner looks for his second win (1-0) against Spanish wild card Pablo Andujar.

TUESDAY FEDEX ATP HEAD 2 HEADS – In Order of Play by Court

Manolo Santana Court


Radek Stepanek (CZE) vs (2) Roger Federer (SUI) Federer Leads 11-2
02 Gstaad (Switzerland) Clay R16 Radek Stepanek 3-6 6-3 6-2
04 Gstaad (Switzerland) Clay QF Roger Federer 6-1 5-7 6-4
06 ATP Masters 1000 Rome (Italy) Clay R16 Roger Federer 6-1 6-4
07 ATP Masters 1000 Montreal(Canada)Hard SF Roger Federer 7-6(6) 6-2
07 CZE v. SUI WG PO (Czech Republic) Carpet RR Roger Federer 6-3 6-2 6-7(4) 7-6(5)
08 ATP Masters 1000 Rome (Italy) Clay QF Radek Stepanek 7-6(4) 7-6(7)
08 US Open (U.S.A.) Hard R32 Roger Federer 6-3 6-3 6-2
08 ATP Masters 1000 Madrid (Spain) Hard R32 Roger Federer 6-3 7-6(6)
08 Tennis Masters Cup (China) Hard RR Roger Federer 7-6(4)6-4
09 ATP Masters 1000 Rome (Italy) Clay R16 Roger Federer 6-4 6-1
10 Basel (Switzerland) Hard QF Roger Federer 6-3 6-2
10 ATP Masters 1000 Paris (France) Hard R16 Roger Federer 6-4 6-3
11 ATP Masters 1000 Miami (U.S.A.) Hard R64 Roger Federer 6-3 6-3

Radek Stepanek Roger Federer
Sets Won: 6 25
Tiebreak Sets Won: 3 4
Match Wins By Surface:
Clay: 2 3
Hard: 0 7
Carpet: 0 1

STEPANEK FASTFACTS

Tournament Highlights
:
• The 34-year-old Czech Republic native  comes in with a 5-5 match record and on Sunday opened with a 63 62 win over Aussie Bernard Tomic
• Last year opened with a win over Tomic and lost in the second round to No. 6 Ferrer
• Made his debut in 2005 and reached the quarter-finals (l. to No. 2 Nadal)

2013 in Review:
• The Czech Republic No. 3 (behind No. 6 Berdych, No. 34 Rosol) comes in with a 5-4 (2-3 on clay) record and reached the second round last week in Munich (d. Youzhny, l. to Troicki)
• The former World No. 8 underwent neck disc surgery on January 21, which was bothering him in first few weeks of the season. Returned to action at ATP Masters 1000 Monte Carlo (l. to Ramos) in 1R and followed with 1R in Barcelona (l. to Gulbis) 
• At the Australian Open lost in 3R (d. Troicki in five sets, Lopez, l. to Djokovic), with Paes, as defending doubles champions, the duo fell to Anderson-Erlich in 1st RD
• Opened year at Sydney, retired in first game in 2R (l. to Benneteau) due to a back injury
• Has a 23-63 career record vs. Top 10 opponents and last win came over No. 8 del Potro in second round at ATP Masters 1000 Toronto last August

CZECHS RANKED IN TOP 100 – Stepanek is one of four Czechs in Top 100 Emirates ATP Rankings:
No. 6 Tomas Berdych No. 48 Radek Stepanek
No. 34 Lukas Rosol No. 99 Jan Hajek

FEDERER FASTFACTS 

Tournament Highlights
:
• The 31-year-old Swiss native is the reigning champion and 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 34-6 record  and 3-2 in finals
• In 2009, defeated No. 1 Nadal 64 64 in the final…Also won title in 2006 (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 last year (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 13-4 match record. He and No. 6 Berdych are only players in the Top 10 without a title this season 
• 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 (891-202). Only three players have won more matches in the Open Era:  Jimmy Connors (1,243), Ivan Lendl (1,071) and Guillermo Vilas (923)

OPEN ERA TITLES LEADERS – Federer is No. 4 with 76 career titles on the ATP World Tour:
                                               No.
1) Jimmy Connors                  109 3) John McEnroe           77
2) Ivan Lendl                           94             4) Roger Federer           76
(3) Andy Murray (GBR) vs Florian Mayer (GER) Murray Leads 1-0
11 ATP Masters 1000 Rome (Italy) Clay QF Andy Murray 1-6 6-1 6-1


MURRAY FASTFACTS

Tournament Highlights
:
• The 25-year-old Scot has never lost in the opening round in six previous appearances (14-5 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, who fell in the third round at ATP Masters 1000 Monte-Carlo (l. to Wawrinka) on April 18, comes in with a 20-3 record and he is one win away from recording his 400th career ATP World Tour-level win (399-126)
• 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

MILESTONE MATCH WINS – Murray is trying to win his 400th career match. Here are his milestone wins:
No.  1     d. Santiago Ventura 2005 Queen’s Club, 1R
No. 100  d. Thomas Johansson 2008 Doha, QF
No. 200  d. Juan Carlos Ferrero 2009 Wimbledon, QF
No. 300  d. Mardy Fish 2011 ATP Masters 1000 Cincinnati, SF
No. 400  vs. Florian Mayer 2013 ATP Masters 1000 Madrid, 2R  

MAYER FASTFACTS

Tournament Highlights
:
• The 29-year-old German is 2-3 lifetime in Madrid and opened on Monday with a 62 67 64 win over Aussie lucky loser Marinko Matosevic. Two years ago reached 2nd Rd. (d. Troicki, ret. vs. Bellucci)
• Last year lost in first round to No. 11 del Potro 64 62

2013 Highlights:
SF: Bucharest (l Garcia-Lopez); QF: Munich (l Haas)

2013 in Review:
• The No. 3 German (behind No. 13 Haas, No. 22 Kohlschreiber) last week reached his second ATP World Tour QF this season in Munich (l. to eventual champ Haas)  and fell to 1-1 in QF matches. Two weeks ago reached the semi-finals in Bucharest (l. to Garcia-Lopez). 
• Comes in with a 12-11 (8-4 on clay) match record this season
• Reached 3R at ATP Masters 1000 Monte Carlo (l. to Dimitrov) and Indian Wells (l. to Berdych)
• At Australian Open saved two match points vs. Rhyne Williams in 1R five-set win, lost to qualifier Berankis in 2R
• Has a 9-34 career record vs. Top 10 opponents and his last win came over No. 10 Isner at ATP Masters 1000 Miami in March last year. Lost six in a row since then

GERMANS IN TOP 100 – Mayer is one of seven Germans in Top 100 Emirates ATP Rankings:
• No. 13 Tommy Haas
• No. 22 Philipp Kohlschreiber
• No. 26 Florian Mayer
• No. 58 Daniel Brands
• No. 76 Tobias Kamke
• No. 89 Benjamin Becker
• No. 94 Philipp Petzschner

(1)Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) Djokovic Leads 2-0
12 ATP Masters 1000 Shanghai (China) Hard R32 Novak Djokovic 6-3 6-2
13 ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells (U.S.A.) Hard R32 Novak Djokovic 7-6(4) 6-1

DJOKOVIC FASTFACTS

Tournament Highlights
:
• The 25-year-old Serb enters with a 16-5 career mark and last year lost to countryman Janko Tipsarevic in the quarter-finals
• Two years ago, defeated No. 1 Rafael Nadal 75 64 for his first title on Spanish soil. Prior to 2011, in 2009 lost in the semi-finals (l. to Nadal 36 76 76, held three MPs in a three-set record 4:03 marathon)
• He also advanced to the semi-finals in 2007 (l. to Nalbandian).. Made his debut in 2006 and lost to No. 10 Fernando Gonzalez in the quarter-finals
• In 2008, (after a bye), defeated Victor Hanescu before losing to Ivo Karlovic in two tie-breaks in 3rd Rd.

2013 Highlights:
W(3): Australian Open (d Murray); Dubai (d Berdych); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Monte Carlo (d Nadal); SF: ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Indian Wells (l Del Potro)

2013 in Review:
• The World No. 1 comes into his second clay court tourney of the year with a 26-2 (6-0 on clay) match record. He ended Rafael Nadal’s streak of 46 consecutive matches won at ATP Masters 1000 Monte Carlo on April 21. Nadal was bidding to win his ninth title at Monte-Carlo. Improved to 37-19 record (8-6 on clay) in finals (3-0 in 2013). It was his 14th career ATP Masters 1000 title (14-10 (4-4 on clay)
• Had his 22-match winning streak snapped by del Potro 46 64 64 in the SF at Indian Wells on Mar. 16. It was his first loss since October 31, 2012 to Sam Querrey in 2R at ATP Masters 1000 Paris. Followed with 4R at ATP Masters 1000 Miami (l. to No. 18 Haas)
• Prior to Indian Wells, did not drop a set en route to his fourth Dubai title (d. Berdych)
• Helped Serbia beat Belgium 3-2 in Davis Cup World Group 1R in February, beating Olivier Rochus in singles match (on clay). Then clinched QF tie over U.S. 3-1 (d. Isner in straight sets, Querrey in four sets after spraining his right ankle in third game). Serbia hosts Canada in SFs in September
• One of five multiple winners on the ATP World Tour this year, along with No. 5 Nadal (3), No.4 Ferrer (2) No. 2 Murray (2) and No. 9 Gasquet (2)
• He picked up his sixth major trophy at the Australian Open (fifth in last nine Slams) after beating No. 3 Murray in four sets in the final on Jan. 27. 
• Became first player in the Open Era to win three straight Aussie Open titles and first to accomplish the feat since Roy Emerson won five in a row from 1963-67. It was also his fourth title at Melbourne Park overall, joining Agassi and Federer as a four-time winner

WEEKS AT NO. 1 LEADERS – Djokovic is No. 1 for the 80th week in the Emirates ATP Rankings, tying Hewitt for ninth-most:
                                No.
1) Roger Federer 302
2) Pete Sampras     286
3) Ivan Lendl             270
4) Jimmy Connors     268
5) John McEnroe       170
6) Bjorn Borg             109
7) Rafael Nadal       102
8) Andre Agassi       101
9) Novak Djokovic    80
    Lleyton Hewitt  80

DIMITROV FASTFACTS

Tournament Highlights
:
• The 21-year-old Bulgarian made his main draw debut on Monday, defeating Spanish wild card Javier Marti 62 64
• In 2008 came in ranked No. 480 and lost in first round of qualifying to Frenchman Florent Serra

2013 Highlights:
F: Brisbane (l Murray); SF: Rotterdam (l Del Potro); QF: ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Monte Carlo (l Nadal)

2013 in Review
:
• The top Bulgarian comes in with a 15-9 record (4-2 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 15th match of the season in July in Bastad (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)
• Has a 2-19 career record vs. Top 10 opponents (1-5 this year) with wins over No. 7 Berdych in ’12 ATP Masters 1000 Miami and No. 10 Tipsarevic at ATP Masters 1000 Monte-Carlo last month

YOUNG STARS IN TOP 50 – Dimitrov is one of six players age 23-under in Top 50 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)
No. 37 Benoit Paire (23 turns 24 on May 8)

Arantxa Sanchez Vicario Court

(9) Janko Tipsarevic (SRB) vs Juan Monaco (ARG) Tipsarevic Leads 3-2
09 World Team Chmps. (Düsseldorf) Clay RR Juan Monaco 6-4 7-6(8)
11 Hamburg (Germany) Clay R32 Juan Monaco 6-2 6-4
11 SRB vs. ARG WG SF (Serbia) Hard RR Janko Tipsarevic 6-2 ret
12 Stuttgart (Germany) Clay F Janko Tipsarevic 6-4 5-7 6-3
12 ATP Masters 1000 Paris (France) Hard R16 Janko Tipsarevic 6-3 3-6 6-3

Tipsarevic FastFacts:
2013 Highlights:
W: Chennai (d Bautista Agut); QF(2): Bucharest (l Garcia-Lopez); Munich (l Brands)
YTD W-L: 11-9 (2-3 on clay)
YTD Titles: 1/Career Titles: 4
Date of Birth: June 22, 1984
Emirates ATP Ranking: 10
Career ATP Masters 1000 (YTD): 44-42 (2-3)
Career Tiebreak Record (YTD): 115-103 (2-3)
Madrid W-L (Best Result-Year): 3-2 (SF-2012)

Tournament/2013 in Review
• Tipsarevic is coming off a semi-final here last year as he defeated No. 12 Simon and No. 1 Djokovic before losing to No. 3/eventual champion Federer. Has 3-2 record. Lost in 1st Rd. in ’09 (l .to Fish)
• The No. 2 Serb enters with an 11-9 match record (2-3 on clay) and last week reached QF in Munich
• Began the season by capturing his fourth ATP World Tour title on his sixth visit to Chennai (d. Bautista Agut in 3 sets)…At the Australian Open, beat Lacko and Benneteau in five sets, before retiring with jarred heel in second set versus Almagro in 4R
• In ATP Masters 1000 tournaments lost in 2R at Indian Wells (l. to Gulbis), 4R at Miami (l. to No. 13 Simon and 1R at Monte Carlo (l. to Dimitrov)
• One of three Serbians ranked in the Top 50 Emirates ATP Rankings at No. 10; joined by No. 1 Novak Djokovic and No. 44 Viktor Troicki

Monaco FastFacts:
2013 Highlights:
SF: Houston (l Isner); QF: Barcelona (l Almagro)
YTD W-L: 9-9 (9-6 on clay)
YTD Titles: 0/Career Titles: 7
Date of Birth: March 29, 1984
Emirates ATP Ranking: 19
Career ATP Masters 1000 (YTD): 60-55 (2-3)
Career Tiebreak Record (YTD): 80-75 (4-3)
Madrid W-L (Best Result-Year): 8-5 (3R-2007, ’09, ’10, ’11)

Tournament/2013 in Review
• Monaco is 8-5 lifetime in Madrid, reaching the third round four times – in ’07 (l. to No. 6 Gonzalez), ’09 (l. to No. 8 Verdasco), ’10 (l. to Almagro) and ’11 (l. to No. 7 Berdych). Did not play last year due to ankle injury sustained in Monte-Carlo
• The No. 2 Argentine comes in with a 9-9 (9-6 on clay) record, highlighted by reaching SF at Houston (l. to Isner) as defending champion, reached 3R at ATP Masters 1000 Monte Carlo (l. to No. 1 Djokovic)
• In doubles, partnered Nadal to Vina del Mar final (l. to Lorenzi-Starace in two sets). Dropped to 3-2 record in doubles title matches
• In Davis Cup represented Argentina in 5-0 win over Germany in Davis Cup World Group 1R, beating Mayer and Kamke in singles rubbers. In QFs went 1-1 in singles rubbers (d. Simon) versus France to help Argentina reach Davis Cup SFs

ARGENTINES IN TOP 100 – Monaco is one of six Argentines in the Top 100 Emirates ATP Rankings:
No.  7 Juan Martin del Potro No. 60 Leonardo Mayer
No. 19 Juan Monaco No. 63 Carlos Berlocq
No. 40 Horacio Zeballos No. 97 Martin Alund

(8) Richard Gasquet (FRA) vs Daniel Gimeno-Traver (ESP) Tied 1-1
10 ATP Masters 1000 Monte Carlo Clay R64 Richard Gasquet 6-2 4-6 6-2
11 ATP Masters 1000 Madrid (Spain) Clay R64 Daniel Gimeno-Traver 3-6 6-4 6-3
Other meetings:
03 Reggio Emilia CH (Italy) Clay R32 Richard Gasquet 6-1 6-3
05 Barletta CH (Italy) Clay SF Richard Gasquet 6-2 6-1

Gasquet FastFacts:
2013 Highlights:
W: Doha (d Davydenko); Montpellier (d Paire); SF: ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Miami (l Murray); QF: ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Monte Carlo (l Fognini)
YTD W-L: 23-6 (2-1 on clay)
YTD Titles: 2/Career Titles: 9
Date of Birth: June 18, 1986
Emirates ATP Ranking: 9
Career ATP Masters 1000 (YTD): 85-61 (8-3)
Career Tiebreak Record (YTD): 104-100 (7-4)
Madrid W-L (Best Result-Year): 4-5 (3R-2008, ’12)

Tournament/2013 in Review

• Gasquet is 4-5 lifetime in Madrid and his best result is the third round in 2008 (l. to No. 1 Nadal) and last year (d. Bellucci, Troicki, l. to No. 3 Federer)
• The No. 2 Frenchman (behind No. 8 Tsonga) is off to the best start of his career with a 23-6 match record. Last year didn’t win his 23rd match until 1R at Wimbledon in June
• Along with Rafael Nadal (4), Novak Djokovic (3), David Ferrer (2) and Andy Murray (2), one of five players on tour this year with multiple titles, won at Doha (d. Davydenko) and Montpellier (d. Paire)
• In March at ATP World Tour Masters 1000 events, lost in 4R at Indian Wells (l. to No. 6 Berdych) and reached SF in Miami (d. No. 12 Almagro in 3R, d. No. 6 Berdych in QF, l. to No. 3 Murray). 
• On April 4, pulled out of France's Davis Cup team with a right ankle injury, France lost to Argentina 3-2
• At Doha, on January 2, with his 2R win over Zemlja, became the eighth Frenchman in the Open Era to win at least 300 matches on the ATP World Tour…Joined Noah (476), Santoro (470), Pioline (389), Forget (378), Leconte (377), Grosjean (341), Gasquet (319) and Clement (316)
• Reached the Australian Open 4th RD for the fourth time (also 2007-08, ‘12), losing to compatriot Tsonga in four sets
• Represented France in 5-0 Israel in Davis Cup World Group 1R, beating Sela and Weintraub in singles  

2013 MATCH WINS LEADERS --- Gasquet is tied for No. 4 with 23 match wins on the ATP World Tour in 2013:
                                        W-L              Titles 
1) David Ferrer               28-7           2
2) Novak Djokovic          26-2           3
    Rafael Nadal              26-2 4
4) Tomas Berdych         23-8         0 
    Richard Gasquet      23-6           2    
    Nicolas Almagro        23-9                    0

Gimeno-Traver FastFacts:
2013 Highlights:
QF: Vina del Mar (l Nadal)
YTD W-L: 8-12 (5-8 on clay)
YTD Titles: 0/Career Titles: 0
Date of Birth: August 7, 1985
Emirates ATP Ranking: 52
Career ATP Masters 1000 (YTD): 9-15 (3-3)
Career Tiebreak Record (YTD): 23-44 (1-5)
Madrid W-L (Best Result-Year): 4-3 (3R-2011)

Tournament/2013 in Review
• Gimenio-Traver opened on Monday with a 26 64 62 win over countryman Feliciano Lopez to improve to 4-3 lifetime in Madrid. His best result is the third round in 2011 (d. No. 16 Gasquet, No. 8 Melzer, l. to Llodra in third set TB). All three previous appearances came as a qualifier. Last year lost in the second round (d. Hanescu, l. to No. 1 Djokovic in three sets)
• The Valencia native comes in with an 8-12 (5-8 on clay) record this year has lost in the 1R in last three events – Casablanca (l. to Garcia-Lopez), ATP Masters 1000 Monte Carlo (l. to Youzhny) and
Barcelona (l. to Berlocq).  Best result of year was QF at Vina del Mar (l. to No. 5 Nadal) in February Also 2R four times at ATP Masters 1000 Miami (l. to No. 6 Berdych), ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells (l. to No. 11 Almagro), Acapulco (l. to Zeballos) and Buenos Aires (l. to No. 17 Wawrinka)
• At Australian Open defeated Kubot in five sets in 1R, fell to Almagro in 2R
• One of 12 Spaniards  in the Top 100 of Emirates ATP Rankings at No. 52 (career-high 48 on Feb. 18)

Marcos Baghdatis (CYP) vs (WC) Tommy Robredo (ESP) Baghdatis Leads 3-1
05 Australian Open (Australia) Hard R32 Marcos Baghdatis 7-6(2) 6-4 6-1
07 ATP Masters Series Paris (France) Hard QF Marcos Baghdatis 6-4 6-4
09 s-Hertogenbosch (The Netherlands) Grass R32 Marcos Baghdatis 7-5 6-2
10 ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells (USA) Hard R16 Tommy Robredo 7-5 0-6 6-4

Baghdatis FastFacts:
2013 Highlights:
SF: Brisbane (l Dimitrov); QF: Rotterdam (l Dimitrov)
YTD W-L: 9-7 (0-1 on clay)
YTD Titles: 0/Career Titles: 4
Date of Birth: June 17, 1985
Emirates ATP Ranking: 38
Career ATP Masters 1000 (YTD): 36-43
Career Tiebreak Record (YTD): 105-83 (2-9)
Madrid W-L (Best Result-Year): 3-5 (2R-2006, ‘07, ’10, ’11)

Tournament/2013 in Review
• Baghdatis is 3-5 lifetime in Madrid and four of his five losses have come to Spaniards. Lost in 2nd Rd. four times, in  ’05 (bye, l. to Safin), ’07 (l. to No. 2 Nadal), ’10 (l. to No. 12 Ferrer), ’11 (l. to No. 1 Nadal). Last year lost in 1st Rd. to Garcia-Lopez 
• The Cypriot comes in with a 9-7 match record on the season (0-1 on clay) and his best result was SF in opening week in Brisbane (d. Simon, l. to Dimitrov in third set TB)
• At ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells, lost in 1R to Brands and then on 8 March, withdrew from Indian Wells doubles (w/Youzhny) due to a shoulder injury
• In February, r eached QF in Rotterdam (d. No. 10 Gasquet in 2R and l. to Dimitrov)
• At Zagreb lost 2R (l. to Kavcic) and withdrew from doubles (w/Youzhny) due to foot injury

Robredo FastFacts:
2013 Highlights:
W: Casablanca (d Anderson); SF: Buenos Aires (l Ferrer); QF(2): Barcelona (l Raonic); Oeiras (l Seppi)
YTD W-L: 16-10 (15-6)
YTD Titles: 1/Career Titles: 11
Date of Birth: May 1, 1982
Emirates ATP Ranking: 36
Career ATP Masters 1000 (YTD): 111-81 (0-1)
Career Tiebreak Record (YTD): 145-109 (7-3)
Madrid W-L (Best Result-Year): 8-6 (QF-2004)

Tournament/2013 in Review
• Robredo  comes in with an 8-8 career record here and is making his first Madrid tournament appearance since 2009 when he reached the third round (l. to No. 3 Murray). His best result is QF in ’04 (l. to No. 7 Agassi). Also 3R in ’05-06. Five of his eight losses have come to Top 10 opponents
• Last month captured his 11th career ATP World Tour title in Casablanca (d. Anderson).  It was his 18th career ATP World Tour final, 11-7 (10-5 on clay) record in finals and first since winning Santiago (d. Giraldo) in February 2011. Has captured  eight of his past nine ATP World Tour finals on clay beginning with ’06 ATP Masters 1000 Hamburg (d. Stepanek), with his only loss in ‘08 Warsaw (l. to Davydenko)
• Has a 16-10 match record on the season (15-6 on clay, 1-4 on hard) and also a semi-finalist in Buenos Aires in February (l. to eventual champion No. 4 Ferrer). Comes in a season-high ranked No. 36 and last year finished No. 115 and outside Top 100 for first time in 12 years (after leg injury for five months)
• Reached 2R at Brisbane (l. to Nishikori) and Viña del Mar (l. to Lorenzi) and Acapulco (d. Volandri, l. to Almagro). In last tournament at ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells, lost in first round (l. to Matosevic)
• He is one of only four active players (Nadal- 275, Ferrer- 250, Almagro- 222) with over 200 career match wins on clay (220-97)

(12) Milos Raonic (CAN) vs Fernando Verdasco (ESP) Tied 2-2
11 San Jose (U.S.A.) Hard F Milos Raonic 7-6(6) 7-6(5)
11 Memphis (U.S.A.) Hard R32 Milos Raonic 6-4 3-6 7-6(5)
11 Estoril (Portugal) Clay SF Fernando Verdasco 6-4 ret
11 ATP Masters 1000 Rome (Italy) Clay R64 Fernando Verdasco 6-4 6-4

Raonic FastFacts:
2013 Highlights:
W: San Jose (d Haas); SF: Barcelona (l Nadal)
YTD W-L: 18-6 (5-2 on clay)
YTD Titles: 1/Career Titles: 4
Date of Birth: December 27, 1990
Emirates ATP Ranking: 14
Career ATP Masters 1000 (YTD): 18-19 (4-2)
Career Tiebreak Record (YTD): 62-40 (8-4)
Madrid W-L (Best Result-Year): 2-2 (2R-2012, ‘13)

Tournament/2013 in Review
• Raonic is making his third appearance in a row (2-2 record) and opened Monday with a 75 76 win over former World No. 3 Nikolay Davydenko. Last year beat former World No. 3 David Nalbandian (l. to No. 3 Federer in third set TB). In 2011, lost to Lopez in three sets in first round
• Two weeks ago in last appearance in Barcelona, reached semi-finals for second year in a row (d. Robredo, l. to Nadal 64 60)
• The top ranked Canadian comes in with a 18-6 record (5-2 on clay, 13-4 on hard) and youngest (22) player in Top 20 Emirates ATP Rankings at No. 14
• In February became first player to win three San Jose titles in a row in the Open Era and the first since Tony Trabert from 1953-55. Improved to 12-0 at the tournament and 4-3 in ATP World Tour finals after hitting 19 aces to beat Haas. Faced only one break point in 39 service games during the week
• Led Canada to their first Davis Cup SF, going 2-0 against Spain with wins over Ramos and Granollers and 2-0 against Italy with wins over Fognini and Seppi. Canada faces Serbia in the SFs in September
• In ATP Masters 1000 play, reached 4R at Indian Wells (l. to Tsonga, d. Cilic in 3R), at Miami withdrew prior to his 3R match with Querrey due to illness (strep throat) and in Monte-Carlo, lost in 2R (d. Benneteau, l. to Nieminen in third set TB)
• Became the third Canadian man in the Open Era to reach the 4th Rd. at Australian Open (l. to Federer)

Verdasco FastFacts:
2013 Highlights:
YTD W-L: 4-8 (2-3 on clay)
YTD Titles: 0/Career Titles: 5
Date of Birth: November 15, 1983
Emirates ATP Ranking: 46
Career ATP Masters 1000 (YTD): 84-81 (1-3)
Career Tiebreak Record (YTD): 125-133 (2-2)
Madrid W-L (Best Result-Year): 11-10 (QF-2010, ’12)

Tournament/2013 in Review
• Verdasco is playing in his hometown tournament for the 11th year in a row (11-10 record) and opened on Sunday with a 76 62 win over Belgian David Goffin.  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 4-8 match record (2-3 on clay) and looking to win 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)

John Isner (USA) vs (WC) Pablo Andujar (ESP) Isner Leads 1-0
12 ATP Masters 1000 Toronto (Canada) Hard R32 John Isner 7-6(5)   7-5

Isner FastFacts:
2013 Highlights:
W: Houston (d Almagro); SF(2): San Jose (l Haas); Delray Beach (l Roger-Vasselin)
YTD W-L: 13-9 (6-1 on clay)
YTD Titles: 1/Career Titles: 6
Date of Birth: April 26, 1985
Emirates ATP Ranking: 21
Career ATP Masters 1000 (YTD): 39-34 (2-3)
Career Tiebreak Record (YTD): 173-94 (12-3)
Madrid W-L (Best Result-Year): 4-3 (3R-2010)

Tournament/2013 in Review
• Isner is playing in Madrid for the fourth year in a row (4-3 record) and he opened on Monday with a 75 76 win over Spanish qualifier Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, hitting 13 aces (won 83% total service pts). Best result three years ago when he reached the third round (l. to No. 3 Nadal). Two years ago, beat No. 11 Fish (l. to Stakhovsky in final set TB) and last year lost in opening match (after bye,l. to Cilic in two TBs)
• Three weeks ago at ATP Masters 1000 Monte-Carlo, lost in three sets to Ernests Gulbis in 1st Rd.
• The No. 2 American (behind No. 18 Querrey) last month earned his sixth career ATP World Tour title, first on clay, in Houston, with back-to-back Top 20 wins over No. 18 Monaco (SF) and No. 12 Almagro (F). Became first American to beat a Spaniard in an ATP clay final since Todd Martin defeated Berasategui in ’98 Barcelona
• Has a 13-9 match record (6-1 on clay), 12-3 in tie-breaks this season and also semi-finalist in San Jose (l. to Haas) in February and Delray Beach (l. to Roger-Vasselin) in March. Went 1-2 in Davis Cup singles in ties vs. Brazil (1R) and Serbia (QF)

Americans in Top 100 – Isner is one of seven Americans in the Top 100 Emirates ATP Rankings:
No. 18 Sam Querrey
No. 21 John Isner
No. 42 Mardy Fish
No. 72 Brian Baker
No. 78 Ryan Harrison
No. 88 James Blake
No. 91 Michael Russell

Andujar FastFacts:
2013 Highlights:
YTD W-L: 6-13 (5-8 on clay)
YTD Titles: 0/Career Titles: 2
Date of Birth: January 23, 1986
Emirates ATP Ranking: 113
Career ATP Masters 1000 (YTD): 12-18 (3-4)
Career Tiebreak Record (YTD): 25-27 (2-5)
Madrid W-L (Best Result-Year): 1-2 (2R-2013)

Tournament/2013 in Review
• Andujar won his first main draw (1-2) match in Madrid on Sunday over No. 10 seed Marin Cilic 67 64 61. Past two years lost in first round to Thomaz Bellucci and Alexandr Dolgopolov, both in straight sets
• Comes in with a 6-13 match record (5-8 on clay) this season and five of his six wins have come from a set down. Looking to win back-to-back matches for first time this year. With 1R win here, has reached 2nd Rd. in three of past four tournaments
• 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). Last four wins from set down
• Fell out of Top 100 Emirates ATP Rankings this week at No. 113 for first time since Sep. 20, 2010 (105)

Stadium 3

Fabio Fognini (ITA) vs Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) First Meeting

Tommy Haas (GER) vs (14) Andreas Seppi (ITA) Tied 1-1
06 Halle (Germany) Grass R16 Tommy Haas 6-1 6-2
11 Halle (Germany) Grass R32 Andreas Seppi 6-2 6-7(6) 6-3
Other meeting:
12 Dallas 2 CH (U.S.A.) Hard R32 Tommy Haas 6-3 6-2

Pista 4

(Q) Santiago Giraldo (COL) vs Martin Klizan (SVK) First Meeting

(WC) Marius Copil (ROU) vs (15) Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) First Meeting

Jeremy Chardy (FRA) vs (16) Gilles Simon (FRA) Simon Leads 1-0
11 Roland Garros (France) Clay R64 Gilles Simon 4-6 6-4 6-1 6-4

Pista 5

(Q) Joao Souza (BRA) vs Benoit Paire (FRA) First Meeting

Viktor Troicki (SRB) vs Marcel Granollers (ESP) Troicki Leads 3-1
09 Belgrade (Serbia) Clay R16 Viktor Troicki 6-3 6-4
11 Belgrade (Serbia) Clay R16 Marcel Granollers 6-2 6-3
11 World Team Chmps. (Düsseldorf) Clay RR Viktor Troicki 6-4 6-4
12 Wimbledon (Great Britain) Grass R128 Viktor Troicki 7-5 7-6(5) 3-6 2-6 8-6
Other meetings:
05 Morocco F1 (Oujda) Clay R32 Viktor Troicki 6-1 6-4
08 Bermuda CH (Bermuda) Clay QF Viktor Troicki 6-3 0-6 6-2


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