CORONA ATP WEEKLY SLICE 2013
Corona ATP Weekly Slice: Wimbledon Is Here!
by ATP Staff|
Tap into the essentials of the week ahead and re-live the highlights of the past week with Corona ATP Weekly Slice, as we serve up an executive summary of what every fan should know, along with a look at the best in social media.
Who’s Playing This Week?
There is one Grand Slam event in London.
Wimbledon: Top seed Novak Djokovic is aiming to capture his second title at the All England Club. The Serb is joined by second seed Andy Murray, who fell to Roger Federer in last year's final. The third-seeded Federer has been drawn in the same quarter as two-time champion Rafael Nadal, the fifth seed. Nadal's countryman David Ferrer, is seeded fourth. Lleyton Hewitt, the 2002 champion and 2010 finalist Tomas Berdych also feature.
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Potential Milestones (Career match wins as of 24 June 2013)
Wimbledon – Singles
Tommy Robredo – 443 wins
Gilles Simon – 295 wins
Xavier Malisse – 293 wins
Dmitry Tursunov – 195 wins
Florian Mayer – 194 wins
Nicolas Mahut – 97 wins
Robin Haase – 96 wins
Yen-Hsun Lu – 94 wins
Feliciano Lopez 32 (+7 spots)
Evgeny Donskoy 66 (+7 spots) – Career High
Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 67 (+11 spots)
Ryan Harrison 97 (-13 spots)
Filippo Volandri 99 (+20 spots)
Nicolas Mahut 124 (+116 spots)
Player To Watch: Roger Federer
Defending champion and World No. 3 Roger Federer eyes his 18th major title. If he's victorious, Federer will become only the second player to win the same Grand Slam eight times in the Open Era, following Nadal's history-making triumph at Roland Garros. Since his first Wimbledon title in 2003, the seven-time champion has won at least one major every year except in 2011. Earlier this month, the Swiss right-hander won his first tournament of the season at the Gerry Weber Open in Halle (d. Youzhny). Federer has 13 titles and a 121-17 record on grass, making him the most successful active player on the surface. The 31 year-old holds a 5-0 FedEx ATP Head2Head lead over his first-round opponent, Romania's Victor Hanescu.
WEEK IN REVIEW
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In Case You Missed It…
's-Hertogenbosch: Nicolas Mahut upset second seed Stanislas Wawrinka 6-3, 6-4 in the Topshelf Open final to claim his first ATP World Tour title. He's the lowest-ranked winner on the tour in five years.
Mahut: "I Cannot Believe I Won" | Spotlight Q&A
Eastbourne: Feliciano Lopez won his first ATP World Tour grass-court title with a 7-6(2), 6-7(5), 6-0 victory over second seeded Frenchman Gilles Simon at the Aegon International.
Lopez: "Grass Is My Best Surface"
• A one-hour documentary, entitled 'Andy Murray: The Man Behind The Racquet', follows the Scot from his runner-up finish at Wimbledon last July through his recent victory at the Aegon Championships. More...
• Novak Djokovic and girlfried Jelena Ristic were moved to try and help find a home for a one-year-old Goldendoodle that was left at the UK rescue charity Dogs Trust. More...
• Argentine Juan Monaco and a trio of Spaniards, Nicolas Almagro, Feliciano Lopez and Fernando Verdasco, bring a touch of class to Esquire Latinoamerica's June issue for a Great Gatsby-themed spread titled 'The Sport of Glamour'. More...
• Dick Norman called time on his 22-year professional tennis career at the Topshelf Open in 's-Hertogenbosch. More...
• We profile the serve and volley of Patrick Rafter in this ATP Heritage feature, celebrating the success the Australian had on grass. More...
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