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US Open Thursday Preview - Nadal, Ferrer, Federer In Second Round Action

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Nadal© Getty ImagesRafael Nadal will play qualifier Rogerio Dutra Silva in the second round on Thursday.

• Second round in the bottom half of the draw takes place on Thursday with the two active Grand Slam singles champions leading the way on Arthur Ashe Stadium, World No. 2 Rafael Nadal and No. 7 Roger Federer. In addition, the top two Americans, No. 13 seed John Isner and No. 26 Sam Querrey are in action.

• The five-time US Open champion and 17-time major winner Federer is the first men’s match on Ashe as he plays Argentine Carlos Berlocq for the second time. Federer  won the previous meeting in Rome last year. He tied John McEnroe for ninth place in the US Open career match wins list (65). Berlocq is trying to win his first career match against a Top 10 opponent (0-16). 

• At night Nadal takes on Brazilian qualifier Rogerio Dutra Silva for the first time. Nadal, who won the 2010 US Open and is a 12-time major champion, is undefeated against Brazilians in his career (10-0) and is also 18-0 lifetime against qualifiers in Grand Slam play. Nadal leads the ATP World Tour this season with nine titles and a 54-3 match record (16-0 on hard courts). Dutra Silva saved seven match points in his first round win over Canadian Vasek Pospisil. He is trying to reach the third round in a Grand Slam tournament for the first time. 

• On Armstrong, No. 4 David Ferrer plays Spanish countryman Roberto Bautista Agut for the second time (Ferrer leads 1-0). Ferrer has advanced to the quarter-finals or better in the past seven Grand Slam tournaments, including the semi-finals here last year and in ’07. Bautista Agut is attempting to reach the third round in a Grand Slam for the first time.

• In the final match on Armstrong, Isner and former World No. 7 Gael Monfils meet for the seventh time (tied 3-3). Monfils has won the last two meetings but Isner won their only Grand Slam meeting at the 2010 Australian Open

• On Grandstand, Querrey plays Frenchman Adrian Mannarino for the first time while No. 10 seed Canadian Milos Raonic looks to reach the third round at the US Open for the second straight year as he faces Spaniard Pablo Andujar for the second time (Raonic leads 1-0). 

• On Court 7, World No. 1 Bob and Mike Bryan begin their quest for a calendar Grand Slam as they face Argentines Federico Delbonis and Leonardo Mayer. The Bryans have won a “Bryan Grand Slam,” capturing the gold medal at the London Olympics last summer and the last four Grand Slam titles going back to ’12 US Open.

(2) Rafael Nadal (ESP) vs (Q) Rogerio Dutra Silva (BRA) - FedEx ATP Head2Head: First Meeting

• World No. 2 Nadal enters the 2R with a career-best 16-match hard court winning streak and has a perfect 10-0 career record vs. Brazilians. He has career 30-4 record in Grand Slam 2R matches, last loss came last year at Wimbledon (l. to No. 100 Rosol in 5-sets).
• Dutra Silva, who is facing a Top 10 player for the second time in his career (0-1 mark), is looking to win his second tour-level match win of the year


US Open History:

• The 2010 champion (d. Djokovic) is playing here for the 10th time and has a career tournament record of 35-8. He opened with a 64 62 62 win over American Ryan Harrison on Monday. He also reached the final in his last appearance in 2011 (l. to Djokovic). Also SF in 2008 (l. to Murray) and ‘09 (l. to eventual champion del Potro ) and QF in ’06 (l. to Youzhny)
• His earliest exit in Flushing Meadows was the 2R in first two visits in 2003 (l. to El Aynaoui) and ’04 (l. to Roddick)

Grand Slam History:
• The 12-time Grand Slam champion – Roland Garros (8), Wimbledon (2), Australian Open (1) and US Open (1) is contesting his 36th career major. Tied No. 3 (w/Emerson) all-time in Slam titles behind Federer (17), Sampras (14)
• Became first man to win the same Grand Slam tournament eight times with his straight-sets win over countryman David Ferrer at Roland Garros (59-1 career record at RG). Has won a Slam title a record nine years in a row
• He is one of only seven players to have won 10 or more Grand Slam titles. Also is the youngest of the seven players to win a career Grand Slam while joining Agassi as the only players with a career “Golden Slam”
• On June 24 at Wimbledon suffered his first-ever 1R defeat in 35 Grand Slam tournaments, losing 76(4) 76(8) 64 to No. 135 Belgian Steve Darcis (lowest-ranked player to defeat the Spaniard in a major). 

2013 Highlights:
W(9): Sao Paulo (d Nalbandian); Acapulco (d Ferrer); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Indian Wells (d del Potro); Barcelona (d Almagro); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Madrid (d Wawrinka); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Rome (d Federer); Roland Garros (d Ferrer); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Canada (d Raonic); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Cincinnati (d Isner); F(2): Vina del Mar (l Zeballos); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Monte Carlo (l Djokovic)

2013 in Review:
• Leading into the US Open (10-0):
o Cincinnati: Winner (d. No. 5 Federer in QF, d. No. 6 Berdych in SF, d. No. 22 Isner)
o Montreal: Winner (d. No. 18 Janowicz in 3R, No. 1 Djokovic in SF, d. No. 13 Raonic)
• The Mallorcan native has made an impressive return this season, reaching the final in 11 of the 12 tournaments (9-2 mark) he has played and has a career-best 54-3 (38-2 on clay, 16-0 on hard and 0-1 on grass) match record. Has a 15-1 record vs. Top 10 opponents this year (only loss to Djokovic in Monte-Carlo final). Won a personal-best 17 matches in 2008 when he was No. 1
• Comes in ranked No. 2 and could reclaim the No. 1 Emirates ATP Ranking if he gets to the final AND Djokovic loses before the QF OR if Nadal wins the title and Djokovic loses in the SF or earlier. The Spaniard leads the year-to-date ATP Race points standings by 2,240 points over Djokovic
• Improved to 26-11 in ATP World Tour Masters 1000 finals after picking up his first Cincinnati title and becoming the second Spaniard to win the title (also Moya in 2002). Won back-to-back hard-court finals in successive weeks for the first time in his career (Montreal & Cincinnati). Has a 15-0 record on hard courts this season
• After missing the second half of last year due to left knee injury and missing the beginning of 2013 due to a stomach virus took a wild card into first clay court tournament of the season in Vina del Mar in February. Finished the Golden Swing with a 12-1 match record winning titles at Sao Paulo (d. Nalbandian) and second Acapulco crown with a two-set win over Ferrer. Reached the final at Vina del Mar, match lasted 2h,47m; broke a 15-match clay winning streak (dating back to May 2012, l. to Verdasco at ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Madrid). 
• Beat Federer in ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells QF en route to a record-breaking 22nd ATP Masters 1000 title, beating del Potro in three sets. It was his first hard-court title since Tokyo in October 2010. Recorded 600th career match win on March 17 over del Potro
• Saw his 46-match win streak come to an end at ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Monte-Carlo, the eight-time defending champion lost to Djokovic in final; lost one set to Dimitrov in QF. Prior to his loss, Nadal had won 81 straight matches on clay in the month of April
• Won the Barcelona title for the eighth time in nine years with straight-sets win over Almagro. Has won 39 straight matches at the event and 80 of 82 sets he’s played
• In May, won his third ATP Masters 1000 Madrid crown (also 2005 and 2010); beat Ferrer in QF, Andujar in SF and Wawrinka in final. Defeated Federer for the 14th time in a title match to win his seventh ATP Masters 1000 Rome title (also 2005-07, ‘09’10, & ’12)
• In ATP Matchfacts (as of Aug. 26), No. 2 in Return Games Won (35%), No. 3 in First Serve Pct. (70%), Second Serve Points Won (57%), Break Points Saved (69%), No. 4 in Service Games Won (88%) and Break Points Converted (46%)

Career in Review: Singles Titles (59), Finalist (23); Doubles Titles (8), Doubles Finalist (4)
• The Spaniard has finished in the Top 5 in 8 straight seasons, winning at least three titles in each. One of only eight players to hold No.1 ranking for more than 100 weeks (102). Is ninth in Open Era with 59 career titles, including a record eight Roland Garros titles and record 26 ATP Masters 1000 titles
• Has a 26-11 record in ATP Masters 1000 title matches and is 42-6 lifetime in clay court finals, best winning percentage (.933) in Open Era
• Member of Spain Davis Cup Team 2004-06, 2008-09, 2011 (champions in 2004, 2008, 2009, 2011), Spain Olympic Team 2008 (singles gold medal)

2013 TITLE LEADERS – Nadal leads the ATP World Tour with eight titles this season:
1) Rafael Nadal 9
2) Andy Murray 4
3) Novak Djokovic 3
4) Seven players with 2

2013 MATCH WINS LEADERS – Nadal leads the ATP World Tour this year in match wins and  titles: 
W-L Titles
1) Rafael Nadal 54-3 9 
2) Novak Djokovic 45-8 3
3) David Ferrer 43-14 2
4) Tomas Berdych 41-16 0 
5) Tommy Haas 40-17 1
RECLAIMING NO. 1 – In the history of the Emirates ATP Rankings (since 1973), only three players have finished No. 1 after losing the top spot. Nadal is trying to become the first player to finish No. 1 three years after his last No. 1 ranking:
   Year-end No. 1 Next Year-end No. 1
Ivan Lendl 1987 1989
Roger Federer 2007 2009
Rafael Nadal 2008 2010


US Open History:

• The Brazilian qualified into main draw, winning his final round qualifying match 63 46 76(4) over Italian Andrea Arnaboldi. Then rallied from two sets down for first time in his career to beat Canadian No. 2 Vasek Pospisil 46 36 76(9) 62 76(10), saving seven match points (four in 12th game of fifth set, three in tie-break). It was longest fifth set tie-break at US Open since 1998 when Mark Philippoussis d. Thomas Johansson 12-10 in fifth set TB
• The longest fifth set tie-break since TB was introduced at US Open in 1970  was in 1987 as Ken Flach defeated Darren Cahill 16 64 36 61 76(17-15) in the 2R 
• Has a 3-2 career record and playing in the second round here for the third year in a row. Qualified in 2011 (d. Sorensen, l. to Bogomolov Jr.) and last year beat Gabashvili in five sets (l. to No .2 Djokovic)

Grand Slam History:
• Has a 3-5 career record and playing in third Grand Slam tournament this season: Roland Garros (l. to Gulbis) and Wimbledon (l. to Stakhovsky). Lost in 1R at Roland Garros (l. to Isner) last year as a qualifier

2013 in Review:
• Leading into the US Open (only tournament played week of July 1):
o Braunschweig (CH): 1R (l. to Veic)
• The Brazilian enters second round with an 1-5 match record (1-0 on hard, 0-3 on clay, 0-2 on grass). Lost in 1R at Vina del Mar (l. to Ramos), Nice (l. to Stakhovsky) as a qualifier, Roland Garros (l. to Gulbis), ‘s-Hertogenbosch (l. to Copil) and Wimbledon (l. to Stakhovsky). Comes into US Open ranked No. 134
• Has compiled his best results in Challengers (19-8 record), winning title home soil in Itajai (d. Kovalik) and reaching final in Santos (l. to Elias) in back-to-back weeks in April. Also QF in two other Challengers
• Ranked in Top 100 for 11 of 12 weeks from April 15 to July 1 before slipping out on July 8. Reached a career-high No. 84 on May 6.
• In May, sprained his left ankle (tendon) at ATP Masters 1000 Rome 1R qualifying and continued playing in Nice (qualified), Roland Garros and Wimbledon) but wasn’t 100% recovered. Then he stopped after Braunschweig Challenger (week of July 1) for seven weeks before returning at US Open

Career in Review: Doubles Finalist (1)
• Career best ATP World Tour result was QF at 2012 Kitzbuhel (l. to Volandri) 
• Career 170-126 (49-32 on hard) in Challengers with four titles in nine finals and 118-65 in Futures with nine titles in 13 finals
• Reached career-high singles ranking of No. 84 on May 6, 2013
• Career 0-1 vs Top 10 opponents, lost to No. 2 Novak Djokovic in the 2R at 2012 US Open

MATCH POINT(S) SAVED WINNERS – Dutra Silva saved seven match points in his first round win over Canadian Vasek Pospisil on Tuesday. This is the most match points in a Tour level match this season. Here are the players who have saved the most match point(s) this season

Dutra Silva, Rogerio US Open –d. Vasek Pospisil 46 36 76(9) 62 76(10), 1R Saved 7 M.P.
Bautista Agut, Roberto ‘s-Hertogenbosch – d. Stephane Bohli,36 76(5) 76(12),1R Saved 5 M.P.
Querrey, Sam Winston-Salem – d. Jarkko Nieminen 46 76(4) 76(10),3R Saved 5 M.P.  
Tsonga, Jo-Wilfried Marseille – d. Bernard Tomic 46 63 76(10), QF Saved 5 M.P. (won title)
Goffin, David Cincinnati – d. Vasek Pospisil 75 16 76(6), 2R Saved 4 M.P.
Querrey, Sam Washington – d. Denis Istomin 46 63 76(9), 2R Saved 4 M.P.
Robredo, Tommy Roland Garros – d. Gael Monfils 26 67(5) 62 76(3)62,3R Saved 4 M.P.

(4) David Ferrer (ESP) vs Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) - FedEx ATP Head2Head: Ferrer Leads 1-0
13 Wimbledon (Great Britain) Grass R64 David Ferrer 6-3 3-6 7-6(4) 7-5

• This is the 47th meeting between two Spaniards this year. Ferrer has a career 90-57 record vs.fellow countrymen, while Bautista Agut is 0-3. 


US Open History:

• The 31-year-old Spaniard has a 24-10 career record and playing in Flushing Meadows for 11th straight year
• Opened on Monday with a 75 63 62 win over Australian teenager qualifier Nick Kyrgios
• Best result is SF in 2007 (d. No. 2 Nadal in 4R, l. to Djokovic) and last year (d. No. 9 Tipsarevic, l. to Djokovic)

Grand Slam History:
• Has a 108-43 career record in Grand Slam play and made break through to reach first final at Roland Garros in June (d. No. 8 Tsonga in SF, l. to Nadal). Did not drop a set en route to final. This year at Australian Open, reached SF (l. to Djokovic) and at Wimbledon, lost in QF (l .to del Potro)
• Has advanced to QF or better in last seven Slams (since ’12 AO). During that span has a 34-7 record. Overall  QF or better 12 times in 43 Slam tournaments 

2013 Highlights:
W: Auckland (d Kohlschreiber); Buenos Aires (d Wawrinka); F: Acapulco (l Nadal); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Miami (l Murray); Oeiras (l Wawrinka); Roland Garros (l Nadal); SF: Doha (l Davydenko); Australian Open (l Djokovic); QF: ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Madrid (l Nadal); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Rome (l Nadal); Wimbledon (l Del Potro)

2013 in Review:
• Leading into the US Open (1-2):
o Cincinnati: 3R (1R bye, d. Harrison, l. to Tursunov)
o Montreal: 2R (1R bye, l. to Bogomolov Jr.)
• The No. 2 Spaniard (behind Nadal) comes in with a 43-14 match record on the season (18-6 on hard, 21-6 on clay, 4-2 on grass) and has the third-most match wins behind Nadal (54) and Djokovic (45)
• Has advanced to the quarter-finals or better in 11 of 16 tournaments this season and last year QF or better 16 times on ATP World Tour (12-4 in QFs) and is one of 10 players on the ATP World Tour with multiple titles. He is 2-4 in finals and his last final came at Roland Garros on June 9 (l. to Nadal), his maiden Grand Slam title match. 
• 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
• Reached the final in Acapulco, as three-time reigning champion, lost to Nadal 60 62. Also finalist at ATP Masters 1000 Miami (l. to Murray held one MP) in March and Oeiras (l. to Wawrinka) in May
• At the Australian Open recorded his 500th match win over Almagro in QF. Reached his second Australian Open SF (also 2011), losing to Djokovic.
• 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)

Career in Review: Singles Titles (20), Finalist (19); Doubles Titles (2), Finalist (1)
• The Spaniard has eight straight Top 20 seasons, including three Top 5 finishes in the past six years. Has appeared in at least one final in eight straight seasons, winning two or more titles in the past five season
• In Davis Cup, 23-4 career singles record (16-0 on clay) in 17 ties and member of 2008-09 and ’11 winning team

2013 RETURN GAMES WON: Ferrer is No. 1 in return games won (as of Aug. 26) on the ATP World Tour this season:
Pct. Matches
1) David Ferrer 35% 56
2) Rafael Nadal 35% 56
3) Novak Djokovic 32% 49
4) Fabio Fognini 32% 52
5) Andy Murray 32% 44

2013 MATCH WINS LEADERS – Ferrer is No. 3 on the ATP World Tour this year in match wins: 
W-L  Titles
1) Rafael Nadal 54-3 9 
2) Novak Djokovic 45-8 3
3) David Ferrer 43-14 2
4) Tomas Berdych 41-16 0 
5) Tommy Haas 40-17 1


US Open History:

• On Monday made his main draw debut with a 63 62 62 win over Brazilian Thomaz Bellucci. Last year lost in the final round of qualifying to Karol Beck in straight sets

Grand Slam History:
• Has reached the 2R at all three Grand Slam tournaments this season (3-3 record) – Australian Open (l. to Melzer), Roland Garros (l. to Chardy) and Wimbledon (l. to Ferrer). Lost in 1R at ’12 Aust. Open in other Slam

2013 Highlights:
F: Chennai (l Tipsarevic); SF: Stuttgart (l Fognini); QF: s-Hertogenbosch (l Malisse)

2013 in Review:
• Leading into the US Open (7-4):
o Winston-Salem: 3R (l. to Berankis)
o Gstaad: 2R (l. to Hanescu)
o Hamburg: 2R (l. Verdasco)
o Stuttgart: SF (l. to eventual champion Fognini)
• The Spaniard has a 21-17 (10-8 on hard, 8-7 on clay and 3-2 on grass) match record and broke into Top 50 on July 15 and reached a career-high No .48 on July 22
• Reached his first ATP World Tour final at Chennai (l. to World No. 9 Tipsarevic in three sets) in opening week of season, recording his first Top 10 win over No. 6 Berdych in QFs. Rose from World No. 80 to No. 55 on Jan. 7 
• Reached his second ATP World Tour SF at Stuttgart (l. to Fognini)
• Retired on three occasions this year: Sydney 1R at 1-2 in first set vs. Harrison with abdominal pain, ATP Masters 1000 Miami 1R after first set vs. Zemlja and in Gstaad 2R vs. Hanescu trailing 7-6(2) 3-2 with a back injury

Career in Review: Singles Finalist (1)
• The Spaniard has climbed up the rankings through the years of success in Futures, boasting a career record of 155-86 with 10 titles. More than half of his futures match wins have come on clay, but six of his titles have come on hard courts. Also 82-55 (2-1 in 2013)in Challengers (3-2 in finals)
• Career 1-3 (all in 2013) vs Top 10 opponents, d. No. 6 Tomas Berdych in first career match vs Top 10 opponent at Chennai, l. to No. 9 Tipsarevic in Chennai, l. to No. 1 Djokovic at Dubai and l. to No. 4 Ferrer at Wimbledon

(7) Roger Federer (SUI) vs Carlos Berlocq (ARG) - FedEx ATP Head2Head: Federer Leads 1-0

12 ATP Masters 1000 Rome (Italy) Clay R32 Roger Federer 6-3 6-4

• Federer has a career 49-1 record in Grand Slam 2R matches and his only loss came at Wimbledon this year, losing to No. 116 Sergiy Stakhovsky. It was his earliest defeat at a Slam since losing in the 1R round at 2003 Roland Garros (l. to Horna). Andreas Beck withdrew prior to their 2R match at 2012 Aust. Open and not a win.
• The 30-year-old Berlocq is looking for his first career Top 10 win (0-16 overall, 0-5 in 2013) 


US Open History:

• The five-time champion (2004-08) has the best winning percentage (.890. 65-8 record) in the Open Era and opened on Tuesday with a 63 62 75 win over Slovenian Grega Zemlja. Has the second best all-time record in tournament history behind Bill Tilden (.910, 71-7)
• Began his career with an 11-4 mark from 2000-03 and since ’04 when he won his first title, has a 54-4 record
• His 40-match Flushing Meadows winning streak ended with five-set loss to del Potro in ’09 final 
• Since last final, lost in SF in 2010-11 (l. to Djokovic 7-5 in fifth both)  and QF last year (l. to Berdych in four sets)
• Playing here for 14th  consecutive year and his earliest exit was 3R in 2000 debut (l. to Ferrero) 

Grand Slam History:

• The all-time Grand Slam singles champion with 17 titles (in 24 finals) claimed at least one in eight straight years (2003-10). Has the most career Grand Slam match wins (258-40)
• His streak of having reached QF or better in 36 consecutive Grand Slam tournaments ended with 2R loss to Sergiy Stakhovsky at Wimbledon. Also has record of 23 straight SF (’04-10) and 10 finals in a row (’05-’07)
• Only player to reach all four Slam finals in a season three times (’06-07, 09)
• Opened season with SF at Australian Open (l. to Murray) and followed with QF at Roland Garros ( Tsonga)

2013 Highlights:
W: Halle (d Youzhny); F: ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Rome (l Nadal); SF(3): Australian Open (l Murray); Dubai (l Berdych); Hamburg (l Delbonis); QF(4): Rotterdam (l Benneteau); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Indian Wells (l Nadal); Roland Garros (l Tsonga); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Cincinnati (l Nadal)

2013 in Review:
• Leading into the US Open (5-3):
o Cincinnati: QF (l. to Nadal)
o Gstaad: 2R (bye, l. to Brands)
o Hamburg: SF (l. to Delbonis)
• Comes into the US Open ranked No. 7, his lowest since Oct. 28, 2002 (at No. 8) and has a 33-11 (16-5 on hard, 12-5 on clay and 5-1 on grass) match record. In lone hard court-lead-up, lost in QF at ATP Masters 1000 Cincinnati (l. to Nadal in three). He was playing his first event since 2R at Gstaad on July 25 (1R bye, l. to Brands)
• The week before, lost to qualifier No. 114 Federico Delbonis in the SF at Hamburg. It marked the second time this year that Federer has lost to an opponent outside the Top 100 and 12th in his career
• The oldest (32) in the Top 10 Emirates ATP Rankings since April 17, 2006 when Andre Agassi at 35 (12 days short of his 36th birthday) was ranked No. 10
• In June, captured his lone title of the year at Halle (d. Youzhny), his 13th career grass court title (13-5 in grass court finals). His 77th title tied John McEnroe for No. 3 in the Open Era titles list
• Best clay-court result of the year is runner-up at ATP Masters 1000 Rome (l. to Nadal) in May, also reached QF at Roland Garros (l. to Tsonga)
• Won his 900th career match at Roland Garros (d. Simon in five sets in 4R). Only three players have won more matches in the Open Era: Jimmy Connors (1,253), Ivan Lendl (1,071) and Guillermo Vilas (929)

Career in Review: Singles Titles (77), Singles Finals (35), Doubles Titles (8), Doubles Finals (5)
• The Swiss holds the record for most weeks at No. 1 with 302 and is one of only three players to finish No. 1 at least five times (2004-07, ’09), joining Sampras (6) and Connors (5). Has compiled 11 consecutive Top 10 years
• He is the only active player with more than 900 match wins (910) and also leads with 77 titles (T-No. 3 in Open Era) in 112 finals, winning at least four titles in past 10 seasons from 2003-12.

WEEKS AT NO. 1 LEADERS – Federer has spent the most weeks at No. 1 (302 weeks) in the history of the Emirates ATP Rankings (since Aug. 23, 1973):
1) Roger Federer 302  6) Bjorn Borg 109
2) Pete Sampras     286  7) Rafael Nadal 102
3) Ivan Lendl             270  8) Andre Agassi 101
4) Jimmy Connors     268  9) Novak Djokovic  96
5) John McEnroe       170 10) Lleyton Hewitt  80


US Open History:

• Improved his career record to 2-4 with a 63 36 67 64 62 victory over Colombian Santiago Giraldo on Tuesday
• Two years ago, beat Pere Riba 75 60 61 for his first win here (l. to No. 1 Djokovic). Last year lost to Tomic in 1R

Grand Slam History:
• In Grand Slam play this year (1-3), reached 2R at Australian Open (l. to Nishikori), fell in 1R at Roland Garros (l. to Isner) and Wimbledon (l. to Raonic). Has never advanced past 2R in his career in a Grand Slam tournament

2013 Highlights:
W: Bastad (d Verdasco); SF: Vina del Mar (l Zeballos); QF: Sao Paulo (l Nadal)

2013 in Review:
• Leading into the US Open (8-3):
o Kitzbuhel: 1R (l. to Brands)
o Umag: 2R (l. to Zeballos)
o Hamburg: 3R (l. to Haas)
o Bastad: Winner (d. Verdasco)
• The Buenos Aires resident enters with a 23-19 (17-13 on clay, 5-3 on hard and 1-3 on grass) match record.
• Captured his first career ATP World Tour title at Bastad (d. Verdasco), 1-1 in finals. Also reached final at Vina del Mar (l. to Monaco) in 2012.  One of 14 winners 30-over to earn a title on the ATP World Tour this year and one of six first- time ATP World Tour winners this year. Also finished runner-up with Ramos in doubles final (l. to Monroe-Stadler)
• The Buenos Aires resident also reached SF at Vina del Mar (l. to eventual champ Zeballos) and QF at Sao Paulo (l. to Nadal)
• Best ATP Masters 1000 result was 4R at Indian Wells (l. to Murray), ret. in 1R at Miami due to left knee injury in first set versus Pella
• Won deciding singles rubber (d. Simon in four sets) versus France to lead Argentina into Davis Cup SFs. Represented Argentina in 5-0 win over Germany in Davis Cup World Group 1R, beating Kohlschreiber and Kas in singles rubbers

Career in Review: Singles Titles (1), Finalist (1), Doubles Titles (1), Finalist (5)
• The Argentine has finished in the Top 100 five times in his career. Until recent years, has played primarily on the Challenger level, compiling a 241-116 match record with 14 titles in 22 finals
• Has an 0-16 career record (0-5 in 2013) vs Top 10 opponents

TOP 100 ARGENTINES – Berlocq is one of seven Argentines in Top 100 Emirates ATP Rankings:
No.  7 Juan Martin del Potro
No. 32 Juan Monaco
No. 48 Carlos Berlocq
No. 50 Horacio Zeballos
No. 57 Federico Delbonis
No. 81 Leonardo Mayer
No. 90 Guido Pella

30-OVER WINNERS (14) – Berlocq is one of 14 players 30-over to win an ATP World Tour title this year:
David Ferrer, Auckland 30 yrs., 9 months
David Ferrer, Buenos Aires 30 yrs., 10 months
Tommy Robredo, Casablanca 30 yrs., 11 months
Tommy Haas, Munich 35 yrs., 1 month
Albert Montanes, Nice 32 yrs., 6 months
Roger Federer, Halle 31 yrs., 10 months 
Feliciano Lopez, Eastbourne 31 yrs., 9 months
Nicolas Mahut, ‘s-Hertogenbosch 31 yrs., 5 months
Nicolas Mahut, Newport 31 yrs., 5 months
Carlos Berlocq, Bastad 30 yrs., 5 months
Ivo Karlovic, Bogota 34 yrs., 4 months
Mikhail Youzhny, Gstaad 31 yrs., 1 month
Tommy Robredo, Umag 31 yrs., 2 months
Jurgen Melzer, Winston-Salem 32 yrs., 3 months

– Berlocq  is one of six first-time winners on the ATP World Tour this season:

Age Tournament
Bernard Tomic 20 Sydney
Horacio Zeballos 27 Vina del Mar
Lukas Rosol 27 Bucharest
Nicolas Mahut 31 ‘s-Hertogenbosch
Carlos Berlocq 30 Bastad
Fabio Fognini 26 Stuttgart

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