CORONA ATP WEEKLY SLICE 2013
Corona ATP Weekly Slice: Murray's Moment
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 are three ATP World Tour 250 events in Båstad, Stuttgart and Newport.
SkiStar Swedish Open: Top-seeded Czech Tomas Berdych, who lost to Novak Djokovic in the Wimbledon quarter-finals, will be looking to win the Båstad title after runner-up finishes in 2005 and 2008. He’s joined by second seed and 2010 champion Nicolas Almagro, third seed and 2009 finalist Juan Monaco and fourth seed Tommy Robredo, a two-time champion. Roger Federer’s Wimbledon conqueror Sergiy Stakhovsky will be hoping to create some magic.
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MercedesCup: In-form German veteran Tommy Haas is the top seed. The 35 year old, who reached the final in 1999, is chasing his second title of the season. Haas is joined by second seed and compatriot Philipp Kohlschreiber, third seed and 2009 champion Jeremy Chardy and fourth seed Benoit Paire. Former Top 10 players Gael Monfils and Nikolay Davydenko also feature.
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Hall of Fame Tennis Championships: America’s Sam Querrey is the top seed. The 2009 finalist is the hunt for this first title of the season, and second on grass. He’s joined by second seed John Isner, who is aiming for a third straight Newport title, third seed Igor Sijsling and fourth seed and 2012 finalist Lleyton Hewitt. The field also features 2007 finalist Nicolas Mahut, who won his first title on grass in ‘s-Hertogenbosch last month, and Ivo Karlovic, who is back in action for the first time since the Sarasota Challenger in mid-April following his hospitalisation with viral meningitis.
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Newport - Singles
Nicolas Mahut - 98 wins
David Ferrer 3 (+1 spots) – Career High
Roger Federer 5 (-2 spots)
Tommy Haas 11 (+2 spots)
Jerzy Janowicz 17 (+5 spots) – Career High
Philipp Kohlschreiber 25 (-7 spots)
Fernando Verdasco 35 (+19 spots)
Lukasz Kubot 62 (+68 spots)
Sergiy Stakhovsky 96 (+20 spots)
Player To Watch: John Isner
American John Isner is bidding to win the Newport title for a third consecutive year. The Tampa resident has a 10-2 event record, with final victories over Olivier Rochus in 2011 and Lleyton Hewitt in 2012. The second seed is searching for his second ATP World Tour title of the season after success in Houston in April. The World No. 21 has a 16-10 record on grass. The 28-year-old Isner faces countryman Ryan Harrison in his opener at the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships, over whom he holds a FedEx ATP Head2Head advantage of 4-1.
How To Watch
Follow action in Båstad (Blackout applies in Sweden, USA and Russia) and Newport (Blackout applies in USA) beginning 8 July, and Stuttgart starting 9 July (Blackout applies in Germany, USA and Russia).
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WEEK IN REVIEW
@andyroddick (Andy Roddick)
Pretty sure @andy_murray might have to change his twitter name to @sirandymurray ...... Well played and deserved!
@Bryanbros (Bob Bryan)
A perfect ending to a memorable Euro swing. Thanks so much for all your messages and support! http://say.ly/QvD6cGB
@ivokarlovic (Ivo Karlovic)
So next week i play my first tourney since the sickness. I feel blessed and lucky to get second chance at this. God is good #life
@rogerfederer (Roger Federer)
I’ve decided to play #opengstaad. Very excited to play in Switzerland this summer.This was the event that gave me my first wild card in ‘98!
@tomasberdych (Tomas Berdych)
Discovering London no.7 -" Elementary, my dear followers, elementary"
Always wanted my kid to watch me play at Wimbledon..Saira enjoyed it :) so did I.. pic.twitter.com/1A5kcdRf2p— Mahesh Bhupathi (@Maheshbhupathi) July 2, 2013
@TommyHaas13 (Tommy Haas)
No match today @wimbledon due to rain. Next best thing is to enjoy your time with family @officialdfoster pic.twitter.com/7G28iisR4p
@Stako_tennis (Sergiy Stakhovsky)
Thanks for all the support and messages !!!!what a great day!!! pic.twitter.com/R49TwqgIoD
@DreddyTennis (Dustin Brown)
#DidAllThatJustHappen... #CriedLikeALilGirl #ARastsManRunDiWorl #TeamDreddy
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Video Of The Week
After Bob & Mike complete the "Bryan Bros. Slam", a pregnant Michelle Bryan shares what it's like to watch from the sidelines.
In Case You Missed It…
Wimbledon: Andy Murray ends Great Britain's 77-year wait for a men's Wimbledon champion with his 6-4, 7-5, 6-4 victory over World No. 1 Novak Djokovic in the final.
Murray: “I'm Just So Glad” | How The Final Was Won
Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan achieve a historic “Bryan Bros. Slam”, becoming the first team to hold all four major titles and the Olympic gold medal after defeating Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4.
Mike: “It's Something We Never Dreamed Of” | Tribute Section
• Daniel Nestor and Kristina Mladenovic save two match points in a 5-7, 6-2, 8-6 win over top seeds Bruno Soares and Lisa Raymond in the mixed doubles final. More...
• The ATP has published a commemorative coffee table book celebrating all year-end ATP World Tour No. 1s over the past 40 years. More...
• The winner's trophy at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals has been renamed The Brad Drewett Trophy. More...
• Roger Federer has been named the most powerful athlete in Forbes' list. More...
• Roger Federer has signed on to play in Hamburg and Gstaad. More...
• Jerzy Janowicz is shaking up the ATP World Tour with his explosive brand of power tennis. More...
• Mike Bryan has been left with Bob's "beat up" gold medal. More...
• Boris Becker looks back on his 1985 Wimbledon triumph. More...
• Former players reflect on Bjorn Borg's success at Wimbledon. More...
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