Showing posts with label Igor Andreev. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Igor Andreev. Show all posts

Monday, June 29, 2009

Wimbledon 2009: Tommy Haas beats Igor Andreev to reach quarters

Wimbledon 2009: Tommy Haas beats Igor Andreev to reach quarters

Tommy Haas reached the quarter-finals at Wimbledon after beating Igor Andreev 7-6 6-4 6-4.

Haas showed superb timing off both wings to produce his best showing at the All England Club since his debut in 1997. The former world number two took a tight opener 10-8 on the tiebreak and after that solved the problem of the 29th seed’s booming forehand to wrap up the second just 41 minutes later.

A single break was enough in the third and the end came when Andreev netted a forehand.He will play Dudi Sela or fourth seed Novak Djokovic for a place in the semi-finals.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

French Open: Juan Martin Del Potro beats Andreev, reaches 4th round

French Open: Juan Martin Del Potro beats Andreev, reaches 4th round
French Open: Juan Martin Del Potro beats Andreev, reaches 4th round

Juan Martin del Potro defeated Igor Andreev 6-4, 7-5, 6-4 to claim his place in the 4th round of the French Open.

Del Potro will next play against local favorite Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, who beat Christophe Rochus 6-2 6-2 6-2.

The match started evenly and Del Potro took the only advantage he had in the first set. Del Potro broke in the fifth game and won the set 6-4.

In the second set the game was more even, but Del Potro ended up winning by 7-5. The Argentine managed to break the fast service of Andreev in the third game. However the Russian recovered the following game by breaking Del Potro.
At 5-5 Juan Martin broke and then held serve to claim the second set.

The third set started with Del Potro break Andreev once more but like in the previous set, the Russian recovered, broke the Argentine in the following game to tie the set at 1-1.
Del Potro was able to claim a decisive break in the fifth game and then held the rest of the match to take the victory.

This is the first time that Juan Martin Del potro makes it this far at Roland Garros.


Photo AP

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Andreev wins while Schuettler falls in Casablanca

Andreev wins while Schuettler falls in Casablanca

Igor Andreev defeated Rabie Chaki 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 to advance to the second round of the Grand Prix Hassan II in Casablanca.

Andreev will next meet Nicolas Devilder, who beat Daniel Koellerer 6-3, 6-4.

Andreev converted four of 12 break points while saving five of eight on his serve. Chaki was looking for his first career win in an ATP World Tour tournament. His only other main draw appearance came in Casablanca two years ago when he lost in the first round.

Rainer Schuettler was not as lucky as Andreev. The German was upset by Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo 6-4, 7-6(5).

Ramirez Hidalgo won his first ATP World Tour match of the year after falling in the opening round in Chennai, Johannesburg and Acapulco.

Albert Montanes advanced to the second round with a 6-2, 7-5 victory over Reda El Amrani.

Montanes converted three of 10 break points while saving both break points he faced in the one hour and 25 minute match. The Spaniard will next face Santiago Ventura, who defeated Olivier Marach.

Marc Gicquel saved all five break points he faced in a 7-5, 6-3 victory over Kristof Vliegen.
Gicquel converted two of three break points and won 18 of 21 first serve points in the 68-minute match. He will next play Mischa Zverev, who beat Flavio Cipolla 6-2, 3-6, 6-3.

Juan Carlos Ferrero defeated Christophe Rochus 6-2, 6-3. The spaniard converted five of 11 break points and fired nine aces in the 61-minute opener.

Ferrero will take next on Potito Starace, who made it past Oscar Hernandez 4-6, 6-3, 6-3.




Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Indian Wells Video: Ivan Ljubicic vs Igor Andreev

Indian Wells Video: Ivan Ljubicic vs Igor Andreev

Ivan Ljubicic plays against Igor Andreev at Indian Wells...

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Indian Wells Video: Igor Andreev vs Ernests Gulbis

Indian Wells Video: Igor Andreev vs Ernests Gulbis

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Indian Wells Video: Igor Andreev Interview

Indian Wells Video: Igor Andreev Interview

Igor Andreev post-match interview after defeating Ernests Gulbis 6-4, 6-4 in the round of 64 at the BNP Paribas Open ...

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Photos: Ferrer vs Andreev - Dubai Tennis Championships

Tennis Photos: David Ferrer vs Igor Andreev - Dubai Tennis Championships

Check out some pictures from the quarterfinal encounter between David Ferrer and Igor Andreev at the Dubai Tennis Championships where the Spaniard took the victory in 2 sets...


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Photos from Reuters/Getty Images via Men's Tennis Photos

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Igor Andreev : I’m happy when Maria feels well

Igor Andreev and Maria Kirilenko
Igor Andreev : "I’m happy when Maria feels well"

As you may know Igor Andreev and Maria Kirilenko have been together for a while now and Maria's Website had the chance to make a short but Exclusive interview with Andreev where he talks a little about Maria...

Igor, what do you think of Maria as tennis player ?
She has very good potential. She’s still young and she wants to go very high. She works very hard to succeed. She has a good technique but she needs to improve physically to be faster and stronger. She has to walk in the right direction. She could have very good results. Sometimes, it’s difficult to play a good tennis in the first round or second round. And then, you feel better. It’s important for her to win this first round to keep confidence.

Do you give her some advices ?
She didn’t listen too much what I say (laughs). Of course, if she asks me something about her tennis, I try to help her. But she have a professional coach who tell her the right things that she have to do.

And Maria, does she give you some advices ?
Maria ? Well, she can’t give me advices (laughs). No seriously, I’m a kind of person who can listen all the advices. It’s interesting to compare the advices between them and with your own point of view. I listen for sure and then, I take my own decision.

Do you have funny tennis moments with Maria ?
She makes some jokes in Russian which are very funny but it’s difficult to explain it in English. (laughs)

Are you proud of Maria ?
Her father and mother have to be proud of her. I’m happy when she feels well and she wins.

Does she need to speak with you after a match ?
When you win or you lose, you need to be alone with yourself. You need to understand by yourself what’s happened. Most of the time, every week you lose a match. So you have to think what’s going wrong. This is a bad match, bad luck or whatever…