Saturday, October 25, 2014

Paris BNP Paribas Masters Draw

Paris BNP Paribas Masters Draw

Djokovic v BYE
Kohlschreiber v Roger-Vasselin
Sousa v Monfils
BYE v Isner

Dimitrov v BYE
Mayer v Cuevas
Lu v Benneteau
BYE v Murray

Ferrer v BYE
Rosol v Goffin
Q v Verdasco
BYE v Simon

Tsonga v BYE
Melzer v Garcia-Lopez
Robredo v Pospisil
BYE v Nishikori

Berdych v BYE
Herbert v Mannarino
Janowicz v Q
BYE v Lopez

Anderson v BYE
Youzhny v Giraldo
Thiem v Dolgopolov
BYE v Wawrinka

Raonic v BYE
Q v Andujar
Gasquet v Q
BYE v Bautista-Agut

Fognini v BYE
Karlovic v Q
Q v Chardy
BYE v Federer

Ferrer vs Murray in Valenci semis

Ferrer vs Murray in Valenci semis

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David Ferrer beat Thomaz Bellucci 6-1, 6-2 to reach the Valencia semi-finals where he will face Andy Murray.

With this win, Ferrer joins Roger Federer (986 wins), Rafael Nadal (706) and Lleyton Hewitt (611) in the modern era 600-win club.

"I’m most proud of all the years that I’ve been able to stay among the best players in the world," said Ferrer.

"There have been important tournaments that I’ve won, and that I’ve been proud of, but what I’m most proud of is to have been able to maintain this stability for all these years.

“I’m proud that this 600th victory was at home. I want to thank all the people that have been with me along the way.”

Coric upsets Nadal in Basel

Coric upsets Nadal in Basel

Borna Coric upset Rafael Nadal 62 76 to reach the semifinals of the Swiss Indoors in Basel.

Coric next plays David Goffin, who beat beat Milos Raonic 6-7 (3), 6-3, 6-4.

Nadal, who announced after the match he will have season-ending appendicitis surgery and was playing just his third tournament since Wimbledon due to a wrist injury, looked nowhere near his best while Coric was in sparkling form.

"It was difficult in the whole match, in the whole tournament," Nadal said. "Every day I felt more tired, I tried to practice, to get fit but it was not possible. The past four, five months have been very tough for me. It's been difficult to play and compete."

"It's an unbelievable feeling," Coric said. "I'm so proud of myself and I hope I can play the same game tomorrow.

"There was pressure but I didn't have anything to lose, because if I lose I lost to the No. 1 in the world. I never played against him so I didn't know what would happen, whether he would kill me or not."

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Murray and Ferrer into Valencia's quarterfinals

Murray and Ferrer into Valencia's quarterfinals

Andy Murray added another win to his name after beating Fabio Fognini 62 64.

Murray, who is bidding to qualify for the season finale for the seventh year in a row, will next play against, will next play Kevin Anderson.

David Ferrer, who can also qualify to the finals in London like Murray, defeates Fernando Verdasco 6-3, 6-2.

Ferrer held serve through all nine of his service games and broke Verdasco thrice.

"The first set was very important," said Ferrer. "I played very well in the first games - when he was hitting the ball very hard - and it wasn't easy. I stayed solid in the second set took my chances."

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Murray wins in Valencia keeps hopes alive to qualify to London

Murray wins in Valencia keeps hopes alive to qualify to London

Murray beat Jurgen Melzer 6-3, 6-3 in Valencia and keeps his chances to qualify to London.

The Brit could rise to No. 5 in the race if he wins the title.

Murray served 10 aces and won 80 per cent of the points on his first serve as he wrapped up the win in an hour and 20 minutes. He will face Fabio Fognini in the second round.

Tomas Berdych, who is number 7 in the race, lost to Pablo Andujar 6-3, 6-2.

Berdych is just 220 points ahead of No. 8-ranked Andy Murray in the race to the final master event of the season .

"I am very happy," said Andujar. "I think it was a very special match for me, here in Valencia, with my friends and family cheering for me. I tried to be as solid as I could, then when I had the chance I attempted to hit it as hard as I could. Because I know Tomas is more powerful than I am. If I just put the ball in, he would destroy me."

Federer wins Basel opener

Federer wins Basel opener

Roger Federer beat Gilles Muller 6-2, 6-1 in just 47 minutes in his opening match at the Swiss Indoors Basel.

Federer hit 12 winners, including five aces in the 24-minute opener and did not lose any of his service points in the second set.

"I am very happy with how the first round went here," said Federer. "It was totally different to Shanghai, when I saved five match points [versus Leonardo Mayer]. This time around, I was really in control from the get-go. I hope I can keep this level up."

Atr this win, the Swiss stands 945 points behind No. 1-ranked Novak Djokovic.

Federer will next meet Denis Istomin in the second round.

"He really imposes his game, with a big forehand, backhand and serve," said Federer of Istomin. "He can be dangerous on return too. I have to be sharp on my own service games, which was a problem here against him last year."