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Nadal, Ferrer Open Madrid Campaigns Wednesday

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Nadal © Mutua Madrid OpenRafael Nadal prepares for his Madrid title campaign.

MADRID WEDNESDAY PREVIEW – TOP FOUR ACTIVE CLAY COURT WIN LEADERS IN ACTION
• Second round play concludes on Wednesday at the Mutua Madrid Open with the top four active clay court match win leaders in action, including the top two Spaniards David Ferrer and Rafael Nadal.

• In the first men’s match on Manola Santana No. 5 seed Rafael Nadal faces Benoit Paire of France for the second time (Nadal leads 1-0). Nadal won their previous encounter at Barcelona, breaking Paire three times. The Spaniard is off to a 26-2 start (21-2 on clay) and captured his 39th career clay court title and his eighth title in Barcelona (d. Almagro) two weeks ago. A two-time Madrid champion (2005, ’10) and playing here for the 11th straight year. He has a career tournament record of 25-8. The 24-year-old Paire (birthday today) comes in with a 14-13 (5-5 on clay) record, highlighted by second career ATP World Tour final (0-2) in Montpellier (l. to Gasquet) in February. He is looking for his first career Top 10 match win 0-10 (0-4 this year).

• Following is a first time meeting between Dutch qualifier Robin Haase and No. 7 seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France. The 26-year-old Dutch No. 2 Haase comes in with a 9-12 (4-4 on clay) mark this year. Prior to reaching the quarter-finals at Casablanca (l. to Klizan) last month, had lost previous four first round tournament matches since reaching the semi-finals in Zagreb in February (l. to Melzer). He is looking for first win over a Top 10 opponent since ‘08 Rotterdam (d. No. 10 Murray). Has a career 2-14 (0-1 in 2013) record vs.Top 10 opponents and has lost 13 straight. Tsonga, the top Frenchman comes into his second clay court tournament with an 19-6 match record (5-1 on clay) after reaching the semi-finals at ATP Masters 1000 Monte Carlo (l. to Nadal). It was his fifth career (first on clay) ATP Masters 1000 semi-final and first since reaching the final at 2011 Paris-Bercy (d. Isner in SF, l. to Federer in F).

• In the last men’s match of the day No. 4 seed David Ferrer faces Uzbekistan Denis Istomin for the third time (tied 1-1), first on clay. The World No. 4 Ferrer comes in with a tour best 28-7 (12-3 on clay) record this year. He bounced back from falling in the second round at Barcelona (l. Tursunov) to reach the finals at Oeiras (l. to Wawrinka), dropped to 20-18 in ATP World Tour Finals. He is playing here for the 11th consecutive year with a career tournament record of 12-10. His best result was reaching the semi-finals in 2010. Has lost in the second round here five times (2003, ’06-09). The top ranked Uzbekistan comes in with a 16-12 (4-4 on clay) record this season and reached seventh career ATP World Tour semi-final at Memphis (l. to Lopez, d. No. 16 Isner in 1R). Has a career 1-16 (0-2) record versus Top 10 opponents, with lone win over No. 5 Ferrer in the third round of the 2012 ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells. Has lost last six vs. Top 10 foes.

• On Arantxa Sanchez Vicario Court, there are five matches. First on is the No. 1 player from Poland Jerzy Janowicz and No. 6 seed/last year’s runner-up Tomas Berdych, who is looking for his 400th career Tour-level win.  Following the oldest player in the Top 15 and No. 13 seed Tommy Haas faces Tommy Robredo for the sixth time (Haas leads 3-2), Robredo is one of only four active players (Nadal- 275, Ferrer- 250, Almagro- 222) with over 200 career match wins on clay (221-97). The third match is a second time meeting between Argentine Juan Monaco and South African Kevin Anderson (Monaco leads 1-0). In the fourth match former world No. 8 Mikhail Youzhny of Russia faces No. 11 seed Nicolas Almagro of Russia for the fifth time (Youzhny leads 4-0). In the last match Colombian qualifier Santiago Giraldo faces Swiss No. 2 Stanislas Wawrinka for the first time. Wawrinka comes in after winning his fourth career ATP World Tour title on Sunday at Oeiras (d No. 4 Ferrer).

WEDNESDAY SECOND ROUND FEDEX ATP HEAD 2 HEADS – In Order of Play by Court

Manolo Santana Court

(5)Rafael Nadal (ESP) vs Benoit Paire (FRA) Nadal Leads 1-0
13 Barcelona (Spain) Clay R16 Rafael Nadal 7-6(2)   6-2

NADAL FASTFACTS

Tournament Highlights: 
• The two-time  Madrid champ (2005, ’10) comes in with a 25-8 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 26-2 start (21-2 on clay) and captured his eight 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
• Nadal is No. 3 in the Open Era clay court titles leaders list with 39; No. 1 Guillermo Villas - 45, No. 2 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 275-21 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 249-11 match record (.957) on the ATP World Tour:
        W-L      Clay Finals
2013 – 21-2 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

PAIRE FASTFACTS

Tournament Highlights:
• The 24-year-old Frenchman made his main draw debut with a 61 76 win over Brazilian qualifier Joao Souza on Tuesday

2013 Highlights:
F: Montpellier (l Gasquet); SF: Chennai (l Bautista Agut); QF: Casablanca (l Robredo)

2013 in Review:
• The Frenchman comes in with a 14-13 (5-5 on clay) record, highlighted by second career ATP World Tour final (0-2) in Montpellier (l. to Gasquet) in February. Saved 1 MP vs. Darcis in 2R
• Reached SF in opening week of season in Chennai (d. Cilic in QFs, l. to Bautista-Agut) and last week in Casablanca (l. to eventual champ Robredo) 
• Advanced to 3R for first time at ATP Masters 1000 event in Indian Wells (d.. Kohlschreiber in 2R, l. to Simon) last month 
• Captured third career Challenger title at Le Gosier (d. Stakhovsky) two weeks ago, improved to 59-42 overall in Challengers and 3-3 in Challenger finals
• Looking for his first career Top 10 match win 0-10 (0-4 this year) 

(Q) Robin Haase (NED) vs (7) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) First Meeting

HAASE FASTFACTS

Tournament Highlights: 
• The 25-year-old Dutchman qualified into the main draw with wins over Adam Sanjurjo Hermida 61 63 and No. 3 seed Michael Llodra 62 36 63. On Monday opened with a 63 67 62 victory over top Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov

2013 Highlights:
SF: Zagreb (l Melzer); QF: Casablanca (l Klizan)

2013 in Review:
• The No. 2 Dutchman (behind No. 69 Sijsling) comes in with a 9-12 (4-4 on clay) mark this year. Prior to reaching the QF at Casablanca (l. to Klizan) last month, had lost previous four first round tournament matches since reaching the semi-finals in Zagreb in February (l. to Melzer). 
• Last week successfully qualified for Oerias and fell to Tommy Robredo in 2R
• With Sijsling, the Dutch pair reached their first Grand Slam championship doubles final at the Australian Open. Dropping one set en route to the final, they lost to Bryans in straight sets…They had been bidding to become the first all-Dutch doubles team to win a major doubles title since 1998 when Eltingh-Haarhuis won Wimbledon
• Has a career 2-14 record (0-1 in 2013) vs Top 10 opponents. Has lost 13 straight since last win in 
‘08 at Rotterdam (d. No. 10 Murray in 1R). Other win was first time playing a Top 10 opponent  in ‘07 ATP Masters 1000 Montreal (d. No. 10 Berdych in 1R) as a qualifier

TSONGA FASTFACTS

Tournament Highlights:
• The top Frenchman is making his sixth appearance in a row and enters with a 5-5 match record. His best result is the third round three times –  in 2008 (bye, l. to No. 2 Federer), ’11 (d. No. 9 Almagro, Riba, l. to No. 5 Soderling) and 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 an 19-6 match record (5-1 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)

FRENCHMEN IN TOP 50 – Tsonga 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

Denis Istomin (UZB) vs (4) David Ferrer (ESP) Tied 1-1
10 Beijing (China) Hard R32 David Ferrer 6-4 6-1
12 ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells (USA)Hard R32 Denis Istomin 6-4 6-3

ISTOMIN FASTFACTS

Tournament Highlights:
• The 26-year-old Uzbekistan is making his second straight appearance and opened on Monday with a 63 62 win over Belgian qualifier Xavier Malisse
• Last year made his debut and lost to Fernando Verdasco in the first round

2013 Highlights:
SF: Memphis (l Lopez); QF(3): Brisbane (l Murray); Sydney (l Anderson); San Jose (l Raonic)

2013 in Review:
• The top ranked Uzbekistan comes in with a 16-12 (4-4 on clay) record this season and reached his seventh career ATP World Tour SF in Memphis in February (l. to Lopez, d. No. 16 Isner in 1R)
• Also quarter-finals three other times at San Jose (l. to eventual champion Raonic), Sydney (l. to Anderson) and Brisbane (l. to No. 3 Murray) 
• At Australian Open fell in 2R to Andreas Seppi in 5-sets
• Has career 1-16 (0-2) record vs Top 10 opponents, lone win was over No. 5 Ferrer in the 3R of ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells in March 2012. Has lost last six since then

FERRER FASTFACTS

Tournament Highlights:
• The 31-year-old Spaniard is coming off a quarter-final last year (l. to No. 3 Federer) and making his 11th straight appearance with a 12-10 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 a 28-7 (12-3 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 28 on the ATP World Tour in 2013:
                                        W-L              Titles 
1) David Ferrer               28-7           2
2) Novak Djokovic           26-3           3 
    Rafael Nadal               26-2 4
4) Tomas Berdych           23-8         0 
    Richard Gasquet         23-7           2    
    Nicolas Almagro          23-9                  0

Arantxa Sanchez Vicario Court

Jerzy Janowicz (POL) vs (6) Tomas Berdych (CZE) Berdych Leads 1-0
13 Marseille (France) Hard QF Tomas Berdych 6-3 6-7(0) 6-3

Janowicz FastFacts:
2013 Highlights:
QF: Marseille (l Berdych)
YTD W-L: 10-8 (1-2 on clay)
YTD Titles: 0/Career Titles: 0
Date of Birth: November 13, 1990
Emirates ATP Ranking: 24
Career ATP Masters 1000 (YTD): 7-4 (2-3)
Career Tiebreak Record (YTD): 18-14 (4-7)
Madrid W-L (Best Result-Year): 1-0 (2R-2013)

Tournament/2013 in Review: 
• Janowicz made his Madrid debut on Monday with a 63 64 win over top American Sam Querrey
• The top Pole comes in with a 10-8 match record on the season (1-2 clay)
• In February, reached third career ATP World Tour QF at Marseille (l. to Berdych) 
• At ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells reached 3R in singles (l. to Gasquet). In doubles partnered with Janowicz, for the first time, to reach the doubles final (l. to Bryans)
• Also reached 3R at Australian Open (d. Devvarman in 2R in five sets, down 0-2, l. to Almagro in 3R)
• In Davis Cup play helped Poland beat Slovenia in Davis Cup Group EAGI  1R, beating Kavcic and Zemlja in singles rubbers and South Africa in 2R, beating Andersen and Roelofse. Poland plays Australia next in the World Group Play-offs
• Has 2-4 career mark (0-2 in 2013) vs Top 10 opponents with both wins last year en route to final at ATP Masters 1000 Paris as a qualifier, defeated No. 3 Andy Murray in 3R and No. 9 Janko Tipsarevic in QF

YOUNG STARS IN TOP 50 – Janowicz is one of five 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)

Berdych FastFacts:
2013 Highlights:
F: Marseille (l Tsonga); Dubai (l Djokovic); SF: ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Indian Wells (l Nadal); QF: Chennai (l Bautista Agut); Australian Open (l Djokovic); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Miami (l Gasquet)
YTD W-L: 23-8 (2-2 on clay)
YTD Titles: 0/Career Titles: 8
Date of Birth: September 17, 1985
Emirates ATP Ranking: 6
Career ATP Masters 1000 (YTD): 118-73 (8-3)
Career Tiebreak Record (YTD): 136-110 (5-5)
Madrid W-L (Best Result-Year): 11-8 (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). Has an 11-8  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 23-8 match record on the season (1-1 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). He is one win away from winning his 400th career Tour-level match (399-222)
• 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)

MILESTONE MATCH WINS – Berdych is trying to win his 400th career match (399-222). Here are his milestone wins:
No.  1     d. Tomas Behrend 2003 US Open, 1R
No. 100  d. Robby Ginepri 2006 ATP Masters 1000 Paris, 3R
No. 200  d. Nikolay Davydenko 2009 Wimbledon, 3R
No. 300  d. Nicolas Almagro 2011 ATP Masters 1000 Cincinatti, 3R
No. 400  vs. Jerzy Janowicz 2013 ATP Masters 1000 Monte Carlo, 2R

400 WINS CLUB – Berdych is trying to become the 11th active player to win 400 matches in his career:
                                                       No.
1) Roger Federer                  892
2) Rafael Nadal                     609 
3) Lleyton Hewitt                   574
4) Tommy Haas                    519
5) David Ferrer                      516
6) Novak Djokovic                 495 
7) Nikolay Dayvdenko           467
8) Tommy Robredo               439
9) Mikhail Youzhny                407
10) Andy Murray                      400 
-------------------------------------------------
Tomas Berdych                     399 

(13) Tommy Haas (GER) vs (WC) Tommy Robredo (ESP) Haas Leads 3-2
01 Long Island (USA) Hard R16 Tommy Haas 7-6(3) 3-6 6-2
02 ATP Masters 1000 Hamburg (Germany) Clay R16 Tommy Robredo 6-4 6-4
05 World Team Chmps. (Germany) Clay RR Tommy Robredo 7-6(4) 6-4
08 Wimbledon (Great Britain) Grass R64 Tommy Haas 6-4 6-4 6-3
12 ATP Masters 1000 Shanghai (China) Hard R32 Tommy Haas 6-3 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: 19-7 (5-1 on clay)
YTD Titles: 1/Career Titles: 14
Date of Birth: April 3, 1978
Emirates ATP Ranking: 13
Career ATP Masters 1000 (YTD): 131-94 (7-2)
Career Tiebreak Record (YTD): 184-152 (5-4)
Madrid W-L (Best Result-Year): 6-6 (3R-2004, ’06)

Tournament/2013 in Review: 
• Haas opened with a 61 62 victory over top Italian Andreas Seppi on Tuesday and evened his career record at 6-6 in Madrid. 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 19-7 record (5-1 on clay) and also runner-up in San Jose (l. to Raonic) in February 
• 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

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.

Robredo FastFacts:
2013 Highlights:
W: Casablanca (d Anderson); SF: Buenos Aires (l Ferrer); QF(2): Barcelona (l Raonic); Oeiras (l Seppi)
YTD W-L: 17-10 (16-6 on clay)
YTD Titles: 1/Career Titles: 11
Date of Birth: May 1, 1982
Emirates ATP Ranking: 36
Career ATP Masters 1000 (YTD): 112-81 (1-1)
Career Tiebreak Record (YTD): 145-109 (7-3)
Madrid W-L (Best Result-Year): 9-8 (QF-2004)

Tournament/2013 in Review: 
• Robredo comes in with a 9-8 career record in Madrid and on Tuesday defeated Marcos Baghdatis 64 62 in 1st Rd. It was his first match here 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 17-10 match record on the season (16-6 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 (221-97) 

Juan Monaco (ARG) vs Kevin Anderson (RSA) Monaco Leads 1-0
12 Houston (U.S.A.) Clay QF Juan Monaco 7-6(4) 7-5

Monaco FastFacts:
2013 Highlights:
SF: Houston (l Isner); QF: Barcelona (l Almagro)
YTD W-L: 10-9 (10-6 on clay)
YTD Titles: 0/Career Titles: 7
Date of Birth: March 29, 1984
Emirates ATP Ranking: 19
Career ATP Masters 1000 (YTD): 61-55 (3-3)
Career Tiebreak Record (YTD): 81-75 (5-3)
Madrid W-L (Best Result-Year): 9-5 (3R-2007, ’09, ’10, ’11)

Tournament/2013 in Review: 
• Monaco is 9-5 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.He opened with a 76 63 win over No. 10-ranked Janko Tipsarevic
• The No. 2 Argentine comes in with a 10-9 (10-6 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

Anderson FastFacts:
2013 Highlights:
F: Sydney (l Tomic); Casablanca (l Robredo); QF: Delray Beach (l Isner); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Indian Wells (l Berdych)
YTD W-L: 19-7 (5-2 on clay)
YTD Titles: 0/Career Titles: 2
Date of Birth: May 18, 1986
Emirates ATP Ranking: 27
Career ATP Masters 1000 (YTD): 27-29 (7-3)
Career Tiebreak Record (YTD): 63-57 (7-4)
Madrid W-L (Best Result-Year): 3-3 (2R-2011-13)

Tournament/2013 in Review: 
• Anderson is 3-3 lifetime in Madrid, reaching the second round three years in a row– in 2011 (l. to No. 2 Djokovic), last year (l. to No. 7 Berdych) and this week. Opened with a 62 62 win over Canadian qualifier Jesse Levine  (won 33 of 38 service points, 86%)
• The top South African enters with a 19-7 match record on the season (5-2 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
• 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

Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) vs (11) Nicolas Almagro (ESP) Youzhny Leads 4-0
08 ATP Masters 1000 Miami (U.S.A.) Hard R32 Mikhail Youzhny 7-6(4) 3-6 7-6(6)
09 Munich (Germany) Clay R16 Mikhail Youzhny 7-6(2) 6-4
11 Wimbledon (Great Britain) Grass R32 Mikhail Youzhny 4-6 6-3 7-6(3) 6-3
11 Beijing (China) Hard R32 Mikhail Youzhny 6-3 6-2

Youzhny FastFacts:
2013 Highlights:
SF: Zagreb (l Cilic)
YTD W-L: 8-10 (2-3 on clay)
YTD Titles: 0/Career Titles: 8
Date of Birth: June 25, 1982
Emirates ATP Ranking: 31
Career ATP Masters 1000 (YTD): 57-82 (3-3)
Career Tiebreak Record (YTD): 151-141 (4-3)
Madrid W-L (Best Result-Year): 5-9 (3R-2002)

Tournament/2013 in Review: 
• Youzhny is playing here for the 10th time (5-9 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)
• The former World No. 8 enters with an 8-10 match record (2-3 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

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       407-298

Almagro FastFacts:
2013 Highlights:
F: Houston (l Isner); Barcelona (l Nadal); SF: Buenos Aires (l Wawrinka); Acapulco (l Nadal); QF: Australian Open (l Ferrer); Sao Paulo (l Nalbandian)
YTD W-L: 23-9 (16-6 on clay)
YTD Titles: 0/Career Titles: 12
Date of Birth: August 21, 1985
Emirates ATP Ranking: 12 
Career ATP Masters 1000 (YTD): 64-57 (5-3)
Career Tiebreak Record (YTD): 121-139 (7-8)
Madrid W-L (Best Result-Year): 8-6 (SF-2010)

Tournament/2013 in Review: 
• Almagro is making his seventh straight appearance (8-6 record) and his best result is the semi-finals in 2010 (d. No. 7 Soderling, l. to No. 3 Nadal). Opened on Monday with a 6-4 ret. win over German Tobias Kamke, who retired with a hip injury. Last year lost in the third round to No. 6/countryman David Ferrer. One of tournament-high 11 Spaniards in main draw
• The No. 3 Spaniard (behind Ferrer, Nadal) comes in with a 23-9 (16-6 on clay) record this season, highlighted by reaching his 20th career ATP World Tour final in Barcelona (l. to Nadal) on April 28. Also finalist in Houston (l. to Isner) last month. Has a career record of 12-8 in finals (all on cay)
• At Acapulco reached SF (l. to Nada) and won 300th career match in 1R win over Ramirez
• Reached first  ATP World Tour SF of year at Buenos Aires (l. to Wawrinka), first career Grand Slam QF on hard at Australian Open (l. to Ferrer) – has reached the QF at Roland Garros three times
• Leads ATP World Tour this season in aces (312) and No. 5 in service games won (87%)
• Among Top 10 career clay court match wins leaders among active players at No. 3 with 222-103 record

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

(Q) Santiago Giraldo (COL) vs (15) Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) First Meeting

Giraldo FastFacts:
2013 Highlights:
QF: Acapulco (l Fognini)
YTD W-L: 8-9 (5-4 on clay)
YTD Titles: 0/Career Titles: 0
Date of Birth: November 27, 1987
Emirates ATP Ranking: 81
Career ATP Masters 1000 (YTD): 15-23 (2-2)
Career Tiebreak Record (YTD): 27-45 (1-3)
Madrid W-L (Best Result-Year): 3-3 (2R-2010, ’11, ’13)

Tournament/2013 in Review: 
• Giraldo is playing here for the fourth year in a row (3-3 record) and opened on Tuesday with a 62 64 win over top Slovakian Martin Klizan. Also second round in 2010 (d. Kohlschreiber, l. to No. 19 Isner) and in 2011 (d. Dolgopolov, l. to No. 5 Soderling). Last year lost in 1st Rd. to No. 13 Almagro
• The No. 2 Colombian (behind No. 65 Falla) enters with an 8-9 match record on the season (5-4 on clay) and best result was QF in Acapulco in March (l. to Fognini) 
• Opened year by reaching 2R in Auckland (l. to Malisse) and also 2R in Vina del Mar (l. to Berlocq). Lost in 1R at Australian Open (l. to Harrison) and Sao Paulo (l. to Andujar)
• The Colombian has won more than 20 matches while finishing in the Top 65 in three straight seasons and has won seven titles in 13 finals while posting a 137-64 record in Challengers
• Has an 0-17 career record vs. Top 10 opponents (0-8 on clay)

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: 21-8 (14-4 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): 8-6 (3R-2008-10, ’12)

Tournament/2013 in Review: 
• Wawrinka is 8-6 lifetime in Madrid and playing here for the seventh year in a row. Opened on Tuesday with a 64 64 win over Romanian wild card Marius Copil. Trying to reach the third round for the fifth time (his best result) – 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 21-8 record (14-4 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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(14) Kei Nishikori (JPN) vs Viktor Troicki (SRB) Troicki leads 1-0

10 Tokyo (Japan) Hard R32 Viktor Troicki 6-4 6-2
Other meeting:
08 Bermuda CH (Bermuda) Clay F Kei Nishikori 2-6 7-5 7-6(5)

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