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Emirates ATP Race To London Could Be Decided Thursday

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Wawrinka© Getty ImagesLondon contender Stanislas Wawrinka is bidding to reach the quarter-finals.

• It’s Terrific Thursday at the BNP Paribas Masters as all 16 remaining players are among the Top 25 Emirates ATP Rankings, including eight of the Top 10. There are two spots remaining in the BARCLAYS ATP WORLD TOUR FINALS with Stanislas Wawrinka, who is 8th in the Emirates ATP Race to London, Richard Gasquet (9th) and Milos Raonic (11th) battling to qualify for the season-ending finale. Raonic must reach the championship to have a chance to qualify in the season-ending finale.

• In the opening match on Court Central, No. 7 seed Wawrinka brings a 5-3 career head-to-head (tied 2-2 on hard) against No. 12 seed Nicolas Almagro of Spain. The Swiss No. 2 is trying to qualify for his first BARCLAYS ATP WORLD TOUR FINALS and join countryman Roger Federer, who qualified for the 12th  year in a row on Wednesday.

• In the next match on, No. 3 seed and reigning champion David Ferrer, who won his first ATP Masters 1000 title here last year, takes a 4-1 career mark against No. 15 seed Gilles Simon, one of two Frenchmen remaining (Gasquet). Ferrer has reached eight finals this year, including back-to-back the past two weeks in Stockholm (l. to Dimitrov) and Valencia (l. to Youzhny).

• In the third match on, No. 13 seed John Isner squares off with No. 2 and 2009 champion Novak Djokovic, who holds a 3-2 head-to-head lead. The top American won the last meeting in August in Cincinnati. Djokovic has a 13-match winning streak since his US Open final loss to Nadal on Sept. 9.

• In the next match on, Federer looks to improve his 7-0 career record against No. 2 German Philipp Kohlschreiber, who is the lowest-ranked remaining at No. 23 (and one of three unseeded players left).

• In the evening session, No. 9 Gasquet brings a 3-0  head-to-head lead against Japan’s Kei Nishikori, who saved two match points in his win on Tuesday over top Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

• In the final match on, World No. 1 Rafael Nadal attempts to win his 70th match of the season (69-5) against last year’s finalist No. 14 Jerzy Janowicz. Nadal won the previous meeting 76 64 in Montreal. 

EMIRATES ATP RACE TO LONDON (as of Oct. 31) -- The top eight players as of Nov. 4 will qualify for the BARCLAYS ATP WORLD TOUR FINALS in London (Nov. 4-11). There are two spots available. Here is a look at the standings going into play on Thursday:

Position

Player

Points

Position

Player

Points

1.

Rafael Nadal-X

  11,760 #

11.

Milos Raonic

   2,860 #

2.

Novak Djokovic-X

   9,700 #

12.

Tommy Haas

 2,435

3.

Andy Murray-(W/D)

       5,790

13.

Nicolas Almagro

    2,290 #

4.

David Ferrer-X  

    5,290 #

14.

John Isner

   2,150 #

5.

J.M. del Potro-

    4,965  #

15.

Mikhail Youzhny   

    2,145 #

6.

Tomas Berdych-X

   3,890  #

16.

Fabio Fognini

  1,930 

7.

Roger Federer-X  

   3,535  #

17.

Kei Nishikori 

    1,915 # 

8.

Stanislas Wawrinka

    3,240  #

18.

Tommy Robredo

 1,810

9.

Richard Gasquet

   3,210  #

19.

Gilles Simon

   1,790 #

10.

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

       3,065  

20.

Kevin Anderson

 1,685 

                        X-Qualified                                             # Add 90 points with 3R win

BARCLAYS ATP WORLD TOUR FINALS QUALIFICATION SCENARIOS – Three players are in contention for the two remaining spots:
- Wawrinka qualifies if he reaches the SF
- Wawrinka qualifies if either Gasquet or Raonic lose in the Rd 16
- Gasquet and Wawrinka qualify if Raonic loses in the Rd of 16
- Raonic must reach the final in order to have a chance to qualify

Court Central
(7) Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) vs (12) Nicolas Almagro ESP          Wawrinka Leads 5-3
06 New Haven (U.S.A.)                    Hard       R64     Stanislas Wawrinka     6-3   6-7(5)       6-4
07 Auckland (New Zealand)              Hard       R32     Nicolas Almagro         1-6   6-4   6-1
10 ESP v. SUI WG 1st RD (Spain)   Clay       RR       Stanislas Wawrinka     3-6   6-4   3-6   7-5   6-3
10 ATP Masters 1000 Cincinnati       Hard     R64     Stanislas Wawrinka     6-3   6-3
12 Australian Open (Australia)          Hard     R32     Nicolas Almagro         7-6(2)       6-2   6-4
12 Buenos Aires (Argentina)             Clay       SF        Nicolas Almagro         6-4   3-6   7-5
12 ATP Masters 1000 Monte Carlo   Clay R16     Stanislas Wawrinka     6-3   6-3
13 Buenos Aires (Argentina)             Clay       SF       Stanislas Wawrinka     6-3   7-5
Other meetings:
03 Spain F4 (Cartagena)                   Clay       SF        Stanislas Wawrinka     6-4   6-3
04 Geneva CH (Switzerland)             Clay       QF       Stanislas Wawrinka     6-3   2-6   6-4
Stanislas Wawrinka                  Nicolas Almagro
Sets Won 13                                        10
Tiebreak Sets Won:                 0                                          2
             Match Wins By Surface:
           Clay:                                           3                                          1
           Hard:                                             2                                          2

WAWRINKA FASTFACTS

Tournament in Review
:
• The Swiss native advanced to the 3R for the fourth time with a 63 36 63 win over Feliciano Lopez on Wednesday. He is playing here for the ninth consecutive year (8-8 record) and also reached the 3R in 2007 (l. to Nadal), 2010 (l. to eventual winner Soderling) and 2012 (l. to eventual champ Ferrer)

2013 Highlights:
W: Oeiras (d Ferrer); F(3): Buenos Aires (l Ferrer); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Madrid (l Nadal); s-Hertogenbosch (l Mahut); SF(3): Casablanca (l Robredo); US Open (l Djokovic); Kuala Lumpur (l Benneteau); QF(5): Chennai (l Bedene); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Monte Carlo (l Tsonga); Roland Garros (l Nadal); Gstaad (l Lopez); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Shanghai (l Nadal)

2013 in Review:
• The No. 2 Swiss is looking to finish in Top 10 for first time and qualify for season-ending BARCLAYS ATP WORLD TOUR FINALS in London (8th in Race). Has reached QF or better 12 times, including Grand Slam-best SF at US Open (d. No. 5 Berdych in 4R, No. 3 Murray in QF, l. to No. 1 Djokovic in five sets)
• Has won personal-best 48 matches (7 vs. Top 10) and 12-4 in Grand Slam play while compiling records of 24-7 on clay, 20-11 on hard and 4-2 on grass. Others w/20 wins on both surfaces are Spaniards Nadal and Ferrer 
• Reached his 11th career ATP Masters 1000 QF at Shanghai (l. to Nadal) earlier this month
• Captured his fourth career ATP title at Oeiras, Portugal (d. No. 4 Ferrer) in May and followed with final at ATP Masters 1000 Madrid where he beat No. 8 Tsonga in QF and No. 6 Berdych in SF before losing to No. 5 Nadal. He is trying to reach his fifth ATP World Tour final of the season (1-3) on a third different surface (clay, grass, hard). He is 4-9 lifetime in ATP World Tour finals and his lone Asian title came in Chennai in 2011. He also was runner-up in Chennai in 2010 and Doha in ‘08
• In other Grand Slams, reached QF for 1st time at Roland Garros (d. No. 9 Gasquet, l. to eventual champ Nadal), 4R at Australian Open, l. to Djokovic 12-10 in fifth set in 5h2m marathon - at one stage led 6-1 5-2. Lost in 1R at Wimbledon (l. to Hewitt)
• In Davis Cup 1R 3-2 loss to Czech Republic, fell to Berdych-Rosol 24-22 in 5th set in record 7h1m, longest Davis Cup match (in time)
• In doubles, captured second tour-level doubles title in Chennai (w/Paire)

ALMAGRO FASTFACTS

Tournament in Review:

• The 28-year-old Spaniard advanced to the 3R for the second year in a row with a 64 63 win over Ivan Dodig. He is playing here for the seventh time in eight years (4-6 career record) and also reached the 3R last year (l. to Tsonga). Did not play 2008

2013 Highlights:
F(2): Houston (l Isner); Barcelona (l Nadal); SF(5): Buenos Aires (l Wawrinka); Acapulco (l Nadal); Hamburg (l Fognini); Tokyo (l Del Potro); Valencia (l Ferrer); QF(4): Australian Open (l Ferrer); Sao Paulo (l Nalbandian); Bastad (l Verdasco); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Shanghai (l Del Potro)

2013 in Review:
• The No. 3 Spaniard (behind No. 1 Nadal, No. 3 Ferrer) has reached SF or better seven times this year (2-5 in SF). Last week reached his second hard court SF of the year at Valencia (l. to Ferrer). Reached his first hard court SF earlier this month in Tokyo (l. to eventual champion del Potro). Following week advanced to QF at ATP Masters 1000 Shanghai (l. to del Potro)
• His streak of winning an ATP title for seven years in a row is in jeopardy. Best results were runner-up in Houston (l. to Isner) and Barcelona (l. to Nadal) in April
• Has a 42-22 record this season (23-11 on clay, 17-10 on hard, 2-1 on grass) and is 13th in the Emirates ATP Race to London standings. Cannot qualify for BARCLAYS ATP WORLD TOUR FINALS
• In Grand Slam play (9-4 record), reached first Grand Slam QF on hard courts at Australian Open (l. to Ferrer in five sets), 4th overall. Lost to Robredo in 4R at Roland Garros (led 2-0 sets to love), 3R at Wimbledon (l. to Janowicz) and 1R at US Open l. to Istomin)
• Has a 16-54 career record vs. Top 10 opponents (2-6 this year) and never beaten a Top 3 foe (0-17)

(3) David Ferrer (ESP) vs (15) Gilles Simon (FRA)               Ferrer Leads 4-1
07 ATP Masters 1000 Monte Carlo Clay     R64     David Ferrer               6-3   6-1
07 Bastad (Sweden)                           Clay       QF       David Ferrer               6-1   6-0
11 ATP Masters 1000 Cincinnati         Hard       R16     Gilles Simon                 6-4   6-7(3)       6-4
11 ESP vs. FRA WG SF (Spain)         Clay       RR       David Ferrer               6-1   6-4   6-1
12 ATP Masters 1000 Rome (Italy)   Clay       R16     David Ferrer               6-0   7-6(5)

                                                   David Ferrer                             Gilles Simon


            Sets Won:                                     10                                        2
            Tiebreak Sets Won:                      2                                          0
            Match Wins By Surface:
            Clay:                                             4                                          0
            Hard:                                            0                                          1


TOP 50 SPANIARDS – The top three Spaniards in the Top 50 Emirates ATP Rankings are all left in Paris:
No. 1 Rafael Nadal
No. 3 David Ferrer
No. 13 Nicolas Almagro
No. 20 Tommy Robredo
No. 29 Feliciano Lopez
No. 34 Fernando Verdasco
No. 39 Marcel Granollers

FERRER FASTFACTS

Tournament in Review:

• The defending champ converted six of 10 break points and saved six of 10 faced in his 60 26 63 opening win over Lukas Rosol on Wednesday. He won his first and only ATP Masters 1000 title here last year (d. Janowicz). He is playing here for the ninth time (13-7 record), also reached the quarter-finals three times – 2005 (l. to Roddick), 2007 (l. to eventual champ Nalbandian) and 2011 (l. to Isner)

2013 Highlights:
W(2): Auckland (d Kohlschreiber); Buenos Aires (d Wawrinka); F(6): Acapulco (l Nadal); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Miami (l Murray); Oeiras (l Wawrinka); Roland Garros (l Nadal); Stockholm (l Dimitrov); Valencia (l Youzhny); SF(2): Doha (l Davydenko); Australian Open (l Djokovic); QF(6): ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Madrid (l Nadal); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Rome (l Nadal); Wimbledon (l Del Potro); US Open (l Gasquet); Kuala Lumpur (l Sousa); Beijing (l Gasquet)

2013 in Review:
• The No. 2 Spaniard (behind No. 1 Nadal) has a 57-20 match record (32-12 on hard, 21-6 on clay, 4-2 on grass) – this is the fourth straight 55-plus match win season and fifth time in his career (also ’07). Last week reached his eighth ATP World Tour final of season in hometown Valencia (l. to Youzhny) and dropped to 2-6 in finals this year
• In last Grand Slam tournament reached eighth straight Grand Slam QF at US Open (l. to Gasquet in five sets) and broke a six-match winning streak in five-set matches. Will come into 2014 having played in 44 consecutive Grand Slam tournaments
• Advanced to QF-better at all four Grand Slams for second year in a row, including his first Slam final at Roland Garros. Did not drop a set en route. At Australian Open, recorded his 500th career match win over Almagro in five sets (from two sets down in QF) en route to his second SF (l. to Djokovic)
• One of 14 players on ATP World Tour with multiple titles during year. Won fourth Auckland title and tied Roy Emerson’s record (d. Kohlschreiber) after third straight triumph. Marked second time in career won a tournament three times in a row (Acapulco (2010-12)
• Defended Buenos Aires title (d. Wawrinka in three sets) and it was his 20th career ATP World Tour trophy. It was also his 10th clay-court crown. Then followed with final in Acapulco (l. to Nadal)
• In May, runner-up at Oeiras (l. to Wawrinka) and reached first major final at Roland Garros (l. to Nadal) after beating Tsonga in SF. It was his 42nd Grand Slam tournament and at 31y, 68d old, became 1st player 30-over to reach French final since Gomez won title in 1990. Was looking to become oldest major winner since Andre Agassi (32) at '03 Australian Open
• Advanced to second straight Wimbledon QF (l. to del Potro) and afterwards reached career-high No. 3 on July 8. Was there for five weeks in a row

SIMON FASTFACTS

Tournament in Review:

• The Frenchman defeated countrymen Nicolas Mahut 64 67(5) 76(3) in his opening match on Wednesday. He is playing here for the eighth straight year and has a 8-7 career tournament record. Best result was reaching the SF last year (l. to Janowicz)

2013 Highlights:
W: Metz (d Tsonga); F: Eastbourne (l Lopez); SF(4): Rotterdam (l Benneteau); Marseille (l Tsonga); Bucharest (l Rosol); Bangkok (l Berdych); QF(4): Brisbane (l Baghdatis); Montpellier (l Paire); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Miami (l Haas); Nice (l Andujar)

2013 in Review:

• The No. 3 Frenchman (behind No. 9 Tsonga, No. 10 Gasquet) has reached QF or better 10 times this year on the ATP World Tour (6-4 in QF matches) and has a 36-23 (23-13 on hard, 10-8 on clay, 3-2 on grass) match record.
• One of nine Frenchmen in the Open Era to win at least 300 matches on the ATP World Tour – Noah (476), Santoro (470), Pioline (389), Forget (378), Leconte (377), Gasquet (347), Grosjean (341), and Clement (316), and Simon (301). He has a 302-206 career record
• Last month in second all-French ATP World Tour final of year (also Montpellier), he captured his 11th career title and first of the year at Metz (13 days after birth of his second son, Valentin); did not drop a set in four matches and was broken only twice. He was playing for the first time since retiring in the 1R at ATP Masters 1000 Cincinnati on Aug. 13 vs. Pospisil with a hip flexor injury when trailing 6-3, 1-1
• In June, reached his first career grass court final at Eastbourne (l. to Lopez), The duo were also drawn to play one another in the Wimbledon 1R
• Reached the semi-finals at Bucharest (l. to Rosol) in April and back-to-back weeks at Rotterdam (l. to Benneteau) and Marseille (l. to No. 8 Tsonga, d. No. 7 del Potro in QF), in February
• In Grand Slam play, went 6-3 this year. At Roland Garros came back from two sets down against Hewitt in 1R, beat Querrey in five sets in 3R and fell to Federer in five sets in 4R. Also reached 4R at Australian Open (l. to Murray), fell in 1R at Wimbledon (l. to Lopez)
• Reached 10th career ATP Masters 1000 QF at Miami (l. to No. 18 Haas), fell to 4-6 in QF matches. His best career result was runner-up at 2008 Madrid (l. to Murray) 
• Also reached QF at Brisbane (l. to Baghdatis), Montpellier (l. to Paire) and Nice (l. to Andujar)
• Has career 23-49 record (3-6 in 2013) vs Top 10 opponents, with wins this year over No. 8 Tsonga at Metz, No.9 Tipsarevic at ATP Masters 1000 Miami and No. 7 del Potro at Marseille

FRENCH TITLE WINNERS – Simon is one of four Frenchmen to win an ATP World Tour title this season:
- Richard Gasquet (3) Doha, Montpellier, Moscow
- Nicolas Mahut (2) ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Newport
- Gilles Simon Metz
- Jo-Wilfried Tsonga Marseille

 (13) John Isner (USA) vs (2) Novak Djokovic (SRB) Djokovic Leads 3-2
10 SRB vs. USA WG 1st RD (Serbia) Clay      RR       Novak Djokovic         7-5 3-6   6-3   6-7(6)  6-4
10 Beijing (China)                               Hard      SF         Novak Djokovic           7-6(1)       6-2
12 ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells (USA)Hard      SF         John Isner                     7-6(7)       3-6   7-6(5)
13 USA vs. SRB WG QF (U.S.)         Hard      RR       Novak Djokovic           7-6(5)       6-2   7-5
13 ATP Masters 1000 Cincinnati (USA) Hard      QF       John Isner                     7-6(5)       3-6   7-5

                                                   John Isner                                Novak Djokovic
            Sets Won:                                     6                                          10
            Tiebreak Sets Won:                      4                                          2
            Match Wins By Surface:
            Clay:                                             0                                          1
            Hard:                                            2                                          2


ISNER FASTFACTS

Tournament in Review
:
• The 6’10” American hit 27 aces and won 71% of his second serve points to defeat Michal Przysiezny 76(3) 46 63 on Wednesday. He reached his first career ATP Masters 1000 SF here in 2011 (l. to Tsonga). He is playing in Bercy for the fifth straight year (6-4 record)

2013 Highlights:
W(2): Houston (d Almagro); Atlanta (d Anderson); F(2): Washington (l Del Potro); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Cincinnati (l Nadal); SF(3): San Jose (l Haas); Delray Beach (l Roger-Vasselin); Newport (l Hewitt); QF: Beijing (l Berdych)

2013 in Review:
• The No. 1 American has a 39-23 match record (27-15 on hard, 8-5 on clay and 4-3) match record and leads the ATP World Tour with a 36-18 tie-break record (198-109 career TB record). He is looking to win 40 matches for the second time. Last year won a personal-best 45
• Has reached quarter-finals or better in eight ATP World Tour tournaments this season, including seven semi-finals and four finals (2-2). He reached his first QF outside the U.S. in Beijing (l. to No. 5 Berdych) earlier this month
• One of 14 players on ATP World Tour with multiple titles this season and lone American winner this season, capturing titles in Houston (d. Almagro) in April and Atlanta (d. Anderson) in July
• Had his career-best eight-match winning streak snapped by No. 7 del Potro in the Washington final on Aug. 4. Has a 14-26 career record vs. Top 10 opponents (3-4 this season and all three wins came en route to the final at ATP Masters 1000 Cincinnati)
• In August, reached his second career ATP Masters 1000 final in Cincinnati (d. No. 10 Raonic in 3R, No. 1 Djokovic in QF, d. No. 7 del Potro in SF, l. to Nadal in two TB sets and never faced BP). Has a 7-9 career record in ATP World Tour finals. Of his 16 career finals,14 have come in United States
• Since retiring in the 2R at Wimbledon with a left knee injury (had 16-15 record), has compiled a 23-7 record since July with a SF in Newport (l. to Hewitt), title in Atlanta (d. Anderson), runner-up in Washington (l. to del Potro) and 1R at ATP Masters 1000 Montreal (l. to Pospisil)
• Won tallest final in ATP World Tour history, at 6’10” against 6’8” Anderson in three TB sets (with no breaks) at Atlanta. Saved 2 M.P. at 5-6 in third set; hit 24 aces and saved all 11 break points he faced; Was his second ATP World Tour title of season, seventh in career. The 2-hour, 54-minute match was the longest best-of-three sets final on the ATP World Tour this season and first ATP World Tour final with three tie-breaks and no breaks of serve since 2012 Chennai: Raonic d Tipsarevic 67 76 76
• Prior to Atlanta, as two-time defending champion at Newport, did not drop serve en route to SFs when he fell to Hewitt; it was a repeat of last year’s title match
• Captured his first title on clay in Houston (d. Almagro). Fired a tournament record 64 aces, surpassing previous mark of 60 set by Sampras. Became fourth active American player to win an ATP clay-court title, joining Fish (2006 Houston), Querrey (2010 Belgrade) and Ryan Sweeting (2011 Houston)
• In Grand Slam play (5-3 record), reached 3R at Roland Garros (failed to convert 1 M.P. vs Haas in 10-8 fifth set loss), retired with left knee injury at 1-1 in first set vs. Mannarino in Wimbledon 2R and 3R at US Open (l. to Kohlschreiber). Withdrew from Australian Open with a right knee injury prior to start
• In ATP Matchfacts (as of Oct. 28), No. 1 in Aces (940) and in Break Pts. Saved (71%), No. 2 in Service Games Won (90%). Also No. 3 in First Serve Pts. Won (79%) and in Second Serve Pts. Won (56%) 

DJOKOVIC FASTFACTS

Tournament in Review:

• The 26-year-old Belgrade native and 2009 champion (d. Monfils) opened with a 76(3) 63 win over qualifier Pierre-Hugues Herbert on Tuesday. He is playing here for the eighth year in a row (12-6 record). He also reached the QF in 2011 (withdrew prior to match vs. Tsonga)

2013 Highlights:
W(5): Australian Open (d Murray); Dubai (d Berdych); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Monte Carlo (d Nadal); Beijing (d Nadal); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Shanghai (d Del Potro); F(2): Wimbledon (l Murray); US Open (l Nadal); SF(3): ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Indian Wells (l Del Potro); Roland Garros (l Nadal); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Canada (l Nadal); QF(2): ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Rome (l Berdych); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Cincinnati (l Isner)

2013 in Review
• The World No. 2 has a 63-9 (42-5 on hard, 15-3 on clay, 6-1 on grass) match record, with five titles in seven finals. Comes in with a 13-match winning streak since his last loss to Nadal in US Open final
• Extended his winning streak to 20 matches on Chinese soil by capturing his 15th career ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title and 39th overall by retaining the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Shanghai crown (d. del Potro in three sets). The week before won his fourth title in Beijing by beating Nadal in final; broke a three-match losing streak against the Spaniard. Afterwards dropped to No. 2 in Emirates ATP Rankings for the first time since Nov. 4, 2012 – ending a run of 48 straight weeks at No. 1. Has spent 101 weeks at No. 1 in the Emirates ATP Rankings. Tied with Andre Agassi for No. 8 in most weeks at No. 1
• Helped Serbia to Davis Cup final by winning both of his singles matches in SF vs. Canada in Belgrade. Has a 5-0 season record and beat Belgium 3-2 in Davis Cup World Group 1R, beating O. Rochus and won two singles matches (d. Isner, Querrey) vs. U.S. in QF tie in Boise, Idaho
• For third year in a row reached three Grand Slam finals (24-3 record), highlighted by winning his sixth major at Australian Open (d. Murray in 4-sets). Became first player in Open Era to win three straight Aussie Open titles and first to accomplish feat since Roy Emerson won five in a row from 1963-67
• It was also his fourth overall title at Melbourne Park, joining Agassi and Federer as a four-time winner. Also runner-up at Wimbledon (l. to Murray) and reached fourth straight US Open final and fifth overall (1-4), falling to Nadal in 4-sets. Reached SF at Roland Garros (l. to Nadal in 5-sets)
• His two-year title reign in Canada ended at ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Montreal with his SF loss in third set tie-break to Rafael Nadal
• Became the 40th man in ATP World Tour history to record 500 match wins after he beat No. 26 seed Dimitrov in Roland Garros 3R
• Did not drop a set en route to his fourth Dubai title, extended winning streak to 18 matches since last loss on October 31, 2012
• Fell in the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Indian Wells SF (l. to del Potro), ending his perfect 17-0 start on the season
• Won his first ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Monte-Carlo, beating eight-time reigning champion Nadal to snap the Spaniard’s 46-match win streak at the tournament. It was his 14th ATP World Tour Masters 1000 trophy and he became the first player to win three clay-court finals against Nadal

(5) Roger Federer (SUI) vs Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER)             Federer Leads 7-0
05 Halle (Germany)                             Grass      QF       Roger Federer             6-3   6-4
08 Halle (Germany)                             Grass      F          Roger Federer             6-3   6-4
09 Doha (Qatar)                                 Hard      QF       Roger Federer             6-2   7-6(6)
09 Wimbledon (Great Britain)             Grass      R32     Roger Federer             6-3   6-2   6-7(5)       6-1
10 Halle (Germany)                             Grass      QF       Roger Federer             7-5   6-3
11 ATP Masters 1000 Monte Carlo Clay        R32     Roger Federer             6-2   6-1
13 ATP Masters 1000 Cincinnati         Hard       R32     Roger Federer             6-3   7-6(7)

                                                   Roger Federer                          Philipp Kohlschreiber
            Sets Won:                                     15                                      1
            Tiebreak Sets Won:                      2                                        1


            Match Wins By Surface:
            Clay:                                             1                                        0
            Hard:                                             2                                        0
            Grass:                                           4                                        0


FEDERER FASTFACTS

Tournament in Review:

• The Basel native guaranteed a place in the BARCLAYS ATP WORLD TOUR FINALS for 12th year in a row on Wednesday after defeating Kevin Anderson 64 64. He captured one of his 21 career ATP Masters 1000 titles here in 2011 (d. Tsonga). He is playing here for the ninth time and has a 15-7 career record. 

2013 Highlights:
W: Halle (d Youzhny); F(2): ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Rome (l Nadal); Basel (l Del Potro); 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:
• 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, has a 41-14 (24-8 on hard, 12-5 on clay and 5-1 on grass) match record 
• Last Sunday reached the final in Basel (l. to del Potro) for the eighth straight year and 10th time overall (5-5 in finals). Had been attempting to win six or more titles at his fourth different tournament; he has won six or more titles at Wimbledon (7), the BARCLAYS ATP WORLD TOUR FINALS (6) and Halle (6)
• He is 7th in the Emirates ATP Race to London standings for the eight-player season-ending BARCLAYS ATP WORLD TOUR FINALS and with win over Kevin Anderson on Wednesday qualified for the 12th consecutive year
• In Grand Slam play went 13-4, had his streak of having reached QF or better in 36 consecutive Grand Slam tournaments ended with 2R loss to Sergiy Stakhovsky at Wimbledon, Opened year with SF at Australian Open (l. to Murray), followed with QF at Roland Garros (l. to Tsonga), failed in his bid to reach his 41st career Grand Slam QF when he lost to Robredo – for the first time (10-1 overall) – in three sets in the US Open 4R   
• 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 Open Era: Jimmy Connors (1,253), Ivan Lendl (1,071) and Guillermo Vilas (929)

30-OVER WINNERS (16) – Federer is one of 16 winners 30-over this year on ATP World Tour (13 last 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
- Tommy Haas, Vienna 35 yrs., 6 months
- Mikhail Youzhny, Valencia 31 yrs., 4 months

KOHLSCHREIBER FASTFACTS

Tournament in Review
:
• The German ended the hopes of Tommy Haas to qualify for his first career BARCLAYS ATP WORLD TOUR FINALS with a 62 62 win on Wednesday. He opened with a 63 36 64 win over Andreas Seppi on Monday. He is playing here for the sixth consecutive year (5-5 record) and also reached the 3R in his tournament debut in 2008 (d. Ferrer in 2R, l. to Blake)
• Lowest-ranked player (No. 23) remaining in draw

2013 Highlights:
F(3): Auckland (l Ferrer); Munich (l Haas); Stuttgart (l Fognini); SF: Barcelona (l Almagro); QF: Halle (l Youzhny)

2013 in Review:
• The No. 2 German (behind No. 12 Haas) has a 32-24 (16-13 on hard, 14-8 on clay, 2-3 on grass) match record and has reached the QF or better five times this year, highlighted by three finals at Auckland (l. to Ferrer) in January, Munich (l. to Haas) in May and Stuttgart (l. to Fognini) in July. Has a 4-6 career record in ATP World Tour finals
• Attempting to reach his fifth career ATP Masters 1000 QF and first since 2010 in Toronto (l. to Nadal). Has an 0-4 record in ATP Masters 1000 QF matches
• In Grand Slam play, went 7-4 this year. Reached the 4R at Roland Garros lost to No. 1 Djokovic in four sets and US Open lost to eventual champion Nadal in four sets. Also reached 3R at Australian Open (l. to Raonic) and retired in the fifth set at 1-2 vs Dodig in 1R at Wimbledon due to flu
• Pulled out due to vertigo ahead of ATP Masters 1000 Rome 3R vs. Ferrer, In last tournament in Metz, retired with right knee injury vs. Berlocq in third set in 2R on Sept. 19
• Has a 20-56 career record (0-7 in 2013) vs. Top 10 opponents and his last win came over No. 10 Isner in five sets in 3R at US Open last year

(9) Richard Gasquet (FRA) vs Kei Nishikori (JPN)                        Gasquet Leads 3-0
08 Tokyo (Japan)                                Hard     R16     Richard Gasquet         6-1   6-2
10 London / Queen's Club                  Grass    R64     Richard Gasquet         6-3   6-3
13 ATP Masters 1000 Montreal          Hard      R16     Richard Gasquet         1-6   6-3   6-3

GASQUET FASTFACTS

Tournament in Review
:
• The 27-year-old Frenchman kept alive his chances of qualifying for the BARCLAYS ATP WORLD TOUR FINALS with a 76 67(6) 63 win over Fernando Verdasco on Tuesday. He could not convert two match point opportunities when he led 6-5 in the second set. He is playing here for the sixth time (7-5 record), best result was reaching SF in 2007 (l. to eventual champion Nalbandian)

2013 Highlights:
W: Doha (d Davydenko); Montpellier (d Paire); Moscow (d Kukushkin); SF: ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Miami (l Murray); Halle (l Youzhny); US Open (l Nadal); Bangkok (l Raonic); Beijing (l Djokovic); QF: ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Monte Carlo (l Fognini); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Canada (l Djokovic)

2013 in Review:
• The No. 2 Frenchman (behind Tsonga) has a 49-19 (38-12 on hard, 7-5 on clay and 4-2 on grass) match record. The 49 match wins equals his personal-best in 2007
• Two weeks ago captured his third ATP World Tour title of the year at Moscow (d. Kukushkin). Also won titles in Doha (d. Davydenko) in opening week of season and Montpellier (d. Paire) in February. 
• One of 14 players on ATP World Tour this season with multiple titles -- Rafael Nadal (10), Novak Djokovic (5), Andy Murray (4). Juan Martin del Potro (4), Gasquet (3), David Ferrer (2), Fabio Fognini (2), Ernests Gulbis (2), Tommy Haas (2), John Isner (2), Nicolas Mahut (2), Milos Raonic (2), Tommy Robredo (2) and Mikhail Youzhny (2)
• He is trying to secure one of the remaining two spots for the BARCLAYS ATP WORLD TOUR FINALS in London. Stands No. 9 in Emirates Race to London and looking to qualify for first time since 2007  (alternate ’12)
• In Grand Slam play went 13-4 this year, reached second career Grand Slam SF at US Open (l. to eventual champion Nadal), reached 4R at Roland Garros (l. to No. 10 Wawrinka after being up two-sets to love) and also reached 4R at Australian Open for fourth time (l. to compatriot Tsonga in four sets). Fell in 3R at Wimbledon (l. to Tomic)
• 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), and Clement (316). Has 347 career wins.

NISHIKORI FASTFACTS

Tournament in Review:

• The Japanese native saved two match points in the deciding set tie-break to defeat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 16 76(4) 76(7) in the 2R on Tuesday. He saved all four break points faced in his 64 62 win over Julien Benneteau on Monday. He is playing here for the third straight year (3-1 record). Last year, after a bye, defeated Benoit Paire and then withdrew prior to his 3R match against Gilles Simon due to a right ankle injury. In 2011, lost in 1R to Sergiy Stakhovsky 

2013 Highlights:
W: Memphis (d Lopez); SF: Brisbane (l Murray); QF(2): ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Madrid (l Andujar); Tokyo (l Almagro)

2013 in Review:
• The top Asian player in the Emirates ATP Rankings at No. 19 reached a career-high No. 11 on June 17. Has a 36-18 (26-12 on hard, 8-4 on clay and 2-2 on grass) match record. Has reached quarter-finals or better four times this year, including earlier this month on home soil in Tokyo (l. to Almagro)
• He is looking to finish in Top 20 Emirates ATP Rankings for second year in a row (No. 19 last year and No. 19 this week)
• Won his third career ATP World Tour title at Memphis (d. No. 12 Cilic in QF, d. Lopez) in February and second at ATP World Tour 500 level (also 2012-Tokyo). Did not drop a set all week
• Retired with a left knee injury in Brisbane SF, while trailing Murray 64 20
• In Grand Slam play went 8-4 this year, became first Japanese player to reach Roland Garros 4R since 1938 after beating Paire; lost to Nadal in three sets, also reached 4R at Australian Open (l. to Ferrer), fell in the 3R at Wimbledon (l. to Seppi) for the second year in a row and 1R at US Open (l. to Evans)
• Best ATP Masters 1000 result was reaching second career QF at Madrid (d. No. 2 Federer in 3R, l. to Andujar), best result was 2011 Shanghai (l. to Murray). Win over Federer was just his fourth win over a Top 5 opponent. Also reached 4R at Miami (l. to No. 5 Ferrer), and 3R at Indian Wells (l. to Berlocq)
• Won two singles matches for Japan in 3-2 Davis Cup World Group play-off win over Colombia
• Has an 8-22 career record (2-6 vs in 2013) vs Top 10 opponents, prior to defeating No. 9 Tsonga here his other win this year was over No. 2 Federer in 3R at ATP Masters 1000 Madrid in May

YOUNG STARS IN TOP 50 – Nishikori is one of five players age 23-under in Top 50 Emirates ATP Rankings: 
No. 11 Milos Raonic (22 years, 9 months)
No. 14 Jerzy Janowicz (22 years, 11 months)
No. 19 Kei Nishikori (23 years, 9 months) 
No. 22 Grigor Dimitrov (22 years, 4 months) 
No. 32 Vasek Pospisil (23 yrs., 4 months) 

(1) Rafael Nadal (ESP) vs (14) Jerzy Janowicz (POL)                      Nadal Leads 1-0
13 ATP Masters 1000 Montreal          Hard      R16     Rafael Nadal               7-6(6)       6-4

NADAL FASTFACTS

Tournament in Review
:
• The Mallorcan won 80% of his service points to defeat fellow Spaniard Marcel Granollers 75 75 on Wednesday. He is playing here for the fourth time (10-3 record), first since 2009. His best result was reaching the final in his tournament debut in 2007 (l. to Nalbandian)
• Has 26 career ATP Masters 1000 titles and is bidding to become the first player to win six ATP Masters 1000 titles in the same season

2013 Highlights:
W(10): 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); US Open (d Djokovic); F(3): Vina del Mar (l Zeballos); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Monte Carlo (l Djokovic); Beijing (l Djokovic); SF: ATP Masters 1000 Shanghai (l Del Potro)

2013 in Review:
• The Spaniard returned to No. 1 on Oct. 7 for the first time since the week of June 27, 2011 by reaching the final at Beijing (l. to Djokovic). He has made an impressive return this season, reaching the final in 13 of the 15 tournaments (10-3 mark) he has played and has a career-best 69-5 (39-2 on clay, 30-2 on hard and 0-1 on grass) match record. Last season he won 30 matches on two surfaces - 2007 
• Reached his 50th career ATP Masters 1000 SF at Shanghai (l. to del Potro) (37-12 record, 6-1 in 2013), He withdrew prior to his SF match against Andy Murray at 2012 Miami due to knee injury
• Prior to loss in final at Beijing, had a 22-match winning streak since his last loss in 1R at Wimbledon on June 24 (l. to Darcis). He also had a 22-match winning streak earlier this season. This was the sixth time in his career he’s won at least 20 matches in a row during the year
• During stretch of 22-match wins, won back-to-back ATP Masters 1000 titles in Montreal (d. Raonic) and Cincinnati (d. Isner) and captured his 13th career Grand Slam crown at US Open (d. Djokovic). Last time he won four (or more) hard court titles was in 2005 when he won five
• 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 Latin America 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 2h47m; broke a 15-match clay winning streak (dating back to May 2012, l. to Verdasco at ATP 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 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, 2009-10, & 2012). Has a 26-11 record in ATP Masters 1000 finals (most titles) 

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 year-end ranking:
Year-end No. 1 Next Year-end No. 1
Ivan Lendl 1987 1989
Roger Federer 2007 2009
Rafael Nadal 2008 2010  
Note: The previous times held the No. 1 ranking:     - Aug. 18, 2008 46 weeks - June 7, 2010 56 weeks

JANOWICZ FASTFACTS

Tournament in Review
:
• The 22-year-old Pole advanced to the 3R with a 76(3) 63 win over qualifier Santiago Giraldo on Tuesday. He made his breakthrough here last year as he qualified and beat three Top 20 and two Top 10 players en route to his first ATP World Tour final (l. to Ferrer). He was the first qualifier to reach an ATP World Tour Masters 1000 final since Canas (l. to Djokovic) at 2007 Miami. He was the first qualifier to reach Paris final since Stepanek (l. to Safin) in 2004. He was the first player to reach an ATP World Tour Masters 1000 final in his Masters 1000 tournament debut since Levy at 2000 Toronto (l. to Safin). He was the first player to reach his maiden ATP World Tour final in an ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournament since Mirnyi at 2001 Stuttgart-indoor (l. to Haas) 

2013 Highlights:
SF: Wimbledon (l Murray); QF: Marseille (l Berdych); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Rome (l Federer); Stockholm (l Gulbis); Valencia (l Ferrer)

2013 in Review:
• The No. 1 from Poland is looking to become the first player from his country to finish in Top 20 Emirates ATP Rankings since Wojtek Fibak was No.15 in 1980
• Enters with a 27-19 (15-11 on hard, 7-6 on clay and 5-2 on grass) match record and reached his fifth QF of the year last week at Valencia (l. to Ferrer). His best result was his first Grand Slam semi-final at Wimbledon (d. Stepanek, No. 16 Almagro, Melzer, Kubot, l. to No. 2 eventual champ Murray in four sets). Hit 103 aces in six matches
• In Hamburg in July, retired with right arm injury at 57 04 vs. Verdasco
• In May, reached second career ATP Masters 1000 QF at Rome (l. to Federer), fourth overall, and in February, reached QF at Marseille (l. to Berdych)
• In Grand Slam play went 9-4 this year, with SF at Wimbledon, 3R at Roland Garros (l. to Wawrinka) and 3R at Australian Open (d. Devvarman in 2R in five sets, down 0-2, l. to Almagro in 3R), fell in 1R at US Open (l. to M. Gonzalez)
• 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)
• In September, pulled out of Poland's Davis Cup play-off tie vs. Australia due to a herniated spinal disc
• Has a 4-10 career record vs. Top 10 opponents, 2-8 this year with back-to-back wins over No. 8 Tsonga (2R) and No. 9 Gasquet (3R) at ATP Masters 1000 Rome in May. He is playing a World No. 1 for the first time

Court 1

Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) vs (4) Juan Martin del Potro (ARG)                 del Potro Leads 1-0
13 Rotterdam (The Netherlands)             Hard        SF        Juan Martin del Potro         6-4    6-4

DIMITROV FASTFACTS 

Tournament in Review:

• The Bulgarian advanced to the 3R here for the first time with a 63 57 62 win over Fabio Fognini on Wednesday. He knocked off Frenchman Michael Llodra 67(5) 63 63 on Tuesday in the 1R. He is playing here for the second time, reached the 2R last year as a qualifier in his tournament debut (l. to Monaco)

2013 Highlights:
W: Stockholm (d Ferrer); F: Brisbane (l Murray); SF(2): Rotterdam (l Del Potro); Bastad (l Verdasco); QF(3): ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Monte Carlo (l Nadal); Washington (l Haas); Basel (l Federer)

2013 in Review:
• The 22-year-old became the first Bulgarian to win an ATP World Tour title in the Open Era (since 1968) with win over No. 3 David Ferrer at Stockholm on Oct. 20. Also become the eighth first-time winner this year and the second youngest first-time champ
• The top Bulgarian enters with a 37-22 (24-14 on hard, 11-6 on clay and 2-2 on grass) match record and he reached his seventh quarter-final of the year at Basel (l. to Federer) last week. Last year finished with a 24-19 record
• In opening week of season, dropped one set en route to his first ATP World Tour final at Brisbane (d. No. 13 Raonic in 2R, l. to Murray), first Bulgarian to reach ATP singles final
• In Grand Slam play went 3-4 this year, best Grand Slam result of year was 3R at Roland Garros (l. to No. 1 Djokovic), also 2R at Wimbledon (l. to Zemlja), fell 1R at Australian Open (l. to Benneteau) and US Open (l. to Sousa)
• Secured biggest win of his career at ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Madrid, beating World No. 1 Djokovic in three-set win in 2R…First time he had beaten a World No. 1; fell in 3R (l. to Wawrinka)
• In April, reached first career ATP Masters 1000 QF at Monte Carlo (l. to Nadal) 
• In Rotterdam, in QF vs. 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 SF (l. to Fyrstenberg-Matkowski)
• Has a career 4-23 (3-9 in 2013) record vs Top 10 opponents, with wins this year over No. 1 Novak Djokovic at ATP Masters 1000 Madrid, No. 10 Janko Tipsarevic at ATP Masters 1000 Monte Carlo and No. 3 David Ferrer at Stockholm last week

DEL POTRO FASTFACTS

Tournament in Review:

• The Tandil native withstood 19 aces by Marin Cilic to advance to the 3R with a 64 76(3) 2R win on Wednesday. He is making his fifth appearance here (6-4 record), best result was reaching the QF in 2009 (ret. to Stepanek, 0-4 in 1st set)

2013 Highlights:
W(4): Rotterdam (d Benneteau); Washington (d Isner); Tokyo (d Raonic); Basel (d Federer); F(2): ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Indian Wells (l Nadal); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Shanghai (l Djokovic); SF(3): Dubai (l Djokovic); Wimbledon (l Djokovic); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Cincinnati (l Isner); QF(2): Marseille (l Simon); London / Queen's Club (l Hewitt)

2013 in Review:
• The 25-year-old Argentine native has a 49-13 (40-9 hard, 7-2 on grass and 2-2 on clay) match record this season and is 5th in the Emirates ATP Race to London standings for the eight-player season-ending BARCLAYS ATP WORLD TOUR FINALS. By reaching his third career ATP Masters 1000 final at Shanghai (l. to Djokovic) he qualified for the tour finale for the fourth time in his career
• Looking to win 50 matches for the third time in his career. Won a personal best 65 last year (65-17) and won 54 in 2009 (54-16)
• Captured his fourth title at an ATP World Tour 500 tournament this year after he retained the Basel crown (d. Federer). Also became the sixth Argentine to reach the 300 wins club with win over Paul-Henri Mathieu in the QF, joining Guillermo Vilas (929), David Nalbandian (383), Jose-Luis Clerc (375), Juan Ignacio Chela (326) and Martin Jaite (301). Has 303 career wins
• Won his 16th career title in Tokyo (d. Raonic) and it was his third ATP World Tour 500 tournament title of the season. He is 4-2 in finals this year. Won four titles in 2008 and last year
• One of 14 players on ATP World Tour this season with multiple titles -- Rafael Nadal (10), Novak Djokovic (5), Andy Murray (4). Juan Martin del Potro (4), Gasquet (3), David Ferrer (2), Fabio Fognini (2), Ernests Gulbis (2), Tommy Haas (2), John Isner (2), Nicolas Mahut (2), Milos Raonic (2), Tommy Robredo (2) and Mikhail Youzhny (2)
• In August, he captured his third title in Washington (d. Isner in three sets) as a wild card. Joined countryman Guillermo Vilas (1975, ’77, 79) as three-time Washington champion (14-match winning streak in Wash.)
• In February, captured fourth career indoor title at Rotterdam and became first Argentine since Vilas in 1982 (d. Connors) to win title, beating Julien Benneteau in straight sets
• In Grand Slam play went 9-2 this year. He beat No. 4 Ferrer in Wimbledon QF before losing to Djokovic in five sets in longest Wimbledon SF in tournament history (4h43 m). It was his first major SF appearance since winning the 2009 US Open. Lost in 3R at Australian Open (l. to Chardy in five sets) and 2R at US Open (l. to Hewitt). Withdrew from Roland Garros with respiratory virus
• In ATP Masters 1000 play has a 11-6 record and reached second career ATP World Tour Masters 1000 final at Indian Wells (d. No. 19 Haas in 4R, No. 3 Murray in QF, No. 1 Djokovic in SF, l. to No. 5 Nadal in F). Also SF at Cincinnati (l. to Isner). Dropped to 2-6 in ATP Masters 1000 SF matches
• Reached SF at Dubai (l. to Djokovic), saved 3 MPs at 4-5 in third set vs. Baghdatis in Dubai 1R, winning 46 64 76(4), also QF at London / Queen’s Club (l. to Hewitt) and Marseille (l. to Simon)
• On January 3, 2013 honored with a special mural in his hometown of Tandil, Argentina commemorating his bronze medal performance at the London 2012 Olympics
(10) Milos Raonic (CAN) vs (6) Tomas Berdych (CZE)                   Raonic Leads 2-0
12 ATP Masters 1000 Cincinnati (USA) Hard        R16      Milos Raonic                 6-4    2-6    6-2
13 Bangkok (Thailand)                           Hard        F          Milos Raonic                 7-6(4)         6-3

RAONIC FACTFACTS

Tournament in Review
:
• The young Canadian reached the 3R for the second year in a row with a 63 64 win over Robin Haase in the 2R. He is playing here for the third time (2-2 record) and also reached the 3R last year (1R bye, l. to Querrey)

2013 Highlights:
W(2): San Jose (d Haas); Bangkok (d Berdych); F(2): ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Canada (l Nadal); Tokyo (l Del Potro); SF: Barcelona (l Nadal); QF: Stockholm (l Paire)

2013 in Review:
• The top Canadian has a 45-20 (36-11 on hard, 7-5 on clay, and 1-3 on grass) match record. Prior to losing in the 3R at ATP Masters Shanghai (l. to Wawrinka) had reached back-to-back finals.
• Won fifth career ATP World Tour title at Bangkok (d. No. 6 Berdych) and runner-up at Tokyo (l. to del Potro), fell to 5-5 in finals (all on hard). He is first player born in 1990s to reach 10 ATP finals
• He is 11th in the Emirates ATP Race to London standings for the eight-player season-ending BARCLAYS ATP WORLD TOUR FINALS and must reach the final here for a chance to qualify
• In August, reached first ATP World Tour Masters 1000 final in Montreal, lost 62 62 to Nadal. Was first homegrown finalist at Canadian Open since Robert Bedard in 1958. Rose three spots to break Top 10 - first Canadian to do so in history of Emirates ATP Rankings (since 1973). Was No. 10 for one week
• In Grand Slam play went 9-4 this year, reaching 4R at Australian Open for second time in his career (l. to No. 2 Federer) and in 2011 Aust. Open  became the third Canadian in the Open Era to reach the 4R of a Grand Slam, after Laurendeau (1988 US Open) and Nestor (1999 Wimbledon), also reached 4R at US Open (l. to Gasquet)  Reached 3R at Roland Garros for the second year in row (l. to Anderson) and followed with 2R loss at Wimbledon (l. to Sijsling)
• Became the first player to win three straight San Jose titles in a row in the Open Era and the first since Trabert from 1953-55. Improved to 12-0 at the tournament and to 4-3 in ATP World Tour finals after hitting 19 aces to beat Haas. Faced only one break point in 39 service games during week
• Fell in the 4R at ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells (l. to Tsonga). On March 25, withdrew prior to ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Miami 3R vs. Querrey due to strep throat
• In Davis Cup play beat Tipsarevic 10-8 in fifth set of against Serbia in SF; lost to Djokovic in three sets. Won two singles matches (d. Fognini, Seppi) vs. Italy to help Canada reach Davis Cup SF for first time. In 1R tie, went 2-0 in singles against Spain with wins over Ramos and Granollers
• In ATP Matchfacts (as of Oct.. 28), No. 1 first serve points won (82%) and in service games won (91%) and No. 2 in aces (851) 
• Career 12-22 (3-8 in 2013) vs Top 10 opponents, with wins this year over No. 6 Tomas Berdych at Bangkok, No. 9 Richard Gasquet at Bangkok and No. 7 Juan Martin del Potro at ATP Masters 1000 Canada

BERDYCH FASTFACTS

Tournament in Review:

• The 28-year-old Czech Republic native opened with a 62 75 win over Pablo Andujar in the 2R. He captured his only career ATP Masters 1000 title here in his Bercy debut in 2005 (d. Ljubicic in five sets). He is playing here for the ninth consecutive year and has a 19-7 career match record. Also reached the SF in 2011 (l. to eventual champion Federer) and QF in 2006 (l. to Hrbaty) and 2012 (l. to Simon)

2013 Highlights:
F(3): Marseille (l Tsonga); Dubai (l Djokovic); Bangkok (l Raonic); SF(5): ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Indian Wells (l Nadal); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Madrid (l Wawrinka); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Rome (l Nadal); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Cincinnati (l Nadal); Beijing (l Nadal); QF(6): Chennai (l Bautista Agut); Australian Open (l Djokovic); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Miami (l Gasquet); London / Queen's Club (l Cilic); Wimbledon (l Djokovic); Bastad (l de Bakker)

2013 in Review:
• The top player from the Czech Republic enters with a 51-21 (36-13 on hard, 9-6 on clay and 6-2 on grass) match record. Has won at least 50 matches for third year in a row. Has reached the QF or better in 14 of 21 tournaments. Reached a career-high No. 5 on Aug. 19 after SF at ATP Masters 1000 Cincinnati (d. No. 2 Murray, l. to Nadal)
• Stands 6th in Emirates ATP Race to London standings and has qualified for the BARCLAYS ATP WORLD TOUR FINALS in London for the fourth straight year 
• Last month reached the SF at Beijing (l. to Nadal) and 19th career ATP World Tour final in Bangkok (l. to Raonic). Has an 8-11 overall finals record, 4-6 on hard, 3-2 indoors)
• Reached back-to-back finals in Marseille (l. to No. 8 Tsonga) and Dubai (l. to No. 1 Djokovic, d. No. 2 Federer in SF). Only player in Top 10 without a title this year
• Captured 400th career ATP Tour-level win over Jerzy Janowicz at ATP Masters 1000 Madrid in 2R
• 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). In SF tie helped Czech Republic reach the Davis Cup final for the second straight year after a 3-2 victory over Argentina…Beat Mayer in singles and won doubles (w/Stepanek)
• In Grand Slam play went 11-4 this year reached eighth career Grand Slam QF and third at Wimbledon (l. to Djokovic), also third time QF at Australian Open (l. to Djokovic), reached 4R at US Open (l. to Wawrinka), fell to Gael Monfils 7-5 in the fifth set at 1R Roland Garros

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