Showing posts with label tommy robredo. Show all posts
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Friday, July 16, 2010

Video: Tommy Robredo Bastad Quarterfinal Interview

Video: Tommy Robredo Bastad Quarterfinal Interview

Tommy Robredo is playing his first semi final of 2010 after beating Fernado Verdasco in Skistar Swedish Open.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Verdasco and Robredo into Swedish Open Quarters

Verdasco and Robredo into Swedish Open Quarters

Video: Fernando Verdasco Bastad Interview Thursday July 15th
Video: David Ferrer Bastad Interview Thursday July 15th
Video: Pablo Cueva Bastad Interview Thursday July 15th
Video: Franco Skugor Bastad Interview Thursday July 15th

Fernando Verdasco defeated Stephane Robert 61 61 and Tommy Robredo beat Andrey Golubev 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 to advanced to the SkiStar Swedish Open quarter-finals.

Nicolas Almagro is also into the quarters after acoring a 64 64 win over Jarkko Nieminen. The Spaniard will next play against Franco Skugor.

Robredo needed a set before he could put his game together. The spaniard looked a little sleepy in the opening set but after the rain delay, he came back strong to reverse the situation and impose his tennis.

On his part, Verdasco looked ruthless all the way against Robert. In just one hour and 5 minutes of explosive topspin demonstration, Verdasco gained his spot in the quarters.

On Friday, Robin Soderling is set to meet Andreas Seppi, and David Ferrer will face Pablo Cuevas.



Saturday, March 20, 2010

Andy Roddick advances into semifinals of BNP Paribas Open

Andy Roddick advances into semifinals of BNP Paribas Open
Andy Roddick advances into semifinals of BNP Paribas Open

Andy Roddick advanced to the men’s semifinals of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells with a 6-3, 7-5 win over Tommy Robredo, who lost to the American for the 11th consecutive time.

Roddick will next play Robin Soderling after the Swede defeated Andy Murray 6-1, 7-6 (4).

Roddick won the final three games, earning the only break in the eighth game, to wrap up the first set against Robredo. Both players were on serve in the second set until Roddick broke in the 11th game and then served out the win.

“I felt like he was trying to hit his first serve a little bit bigger and win some cheaper points,” Roddick said. “Second set, he actually served pretty well; he was hitting some aces. He wasn’t just kicking it in like he does sometimes.”

Roddick is in the semifinals for the fourth time in six years, but has yet to reach the final.

“It’s about the only place in the North American swing that I haven’t won before, so that would be nice,” he said.

“I felt pretty good,” said Roddick, who has held 41 of 42 service games during the tournament. “I feel like I'm playing really well on my own serve. I think I've been broken once, but I don't know that I've had that many break points against me throughout the week. That's always a good thing in that holding that easily makes my returns better.”

Roddick is now through to the semi-finals for the fourth time at the BNP Paribas Open, but will look to reach the final for the first time. He lost to Lleyton Hewitt at this stage in 2005, and to eventual champion Rafael Nadal in 2007 and ’09.

“I hear a lot of those stats of how many times you played in the semi here and there, and it just makes me feel old now,” Roddick said with a laugh. “I'd like to get to the first final and try to win here once. It's about the only place in the North American swing that I haven't won before, so that would be nice.”


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Photo Getty Images

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Davis Cup: Spain wins doubles to earn a 2-1 lead vs Switzerland

Davis Cup: Spain wins doubles to earn a 2-1 lead vs Switzerland

Tommy Robredo and Marcel Granollers defeated Stanislas Wawrinka and Yves Allegro 7-6 (8), 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 to put Spain 2-1 against Switzerland in the opening round of the 2010 Davis Cup.

The Spanish duo broke serve to win a tight fourth set and the match. Switzerland had chances to make things better for them but were not able to take them.

“I played bad during two sets and then I started to play a little bit better,” he said. “I’m not really happy with parts of my game.”

Spain is attempting to win its third straight Davis Cup title.

In reverse singles Sunday, Ferrer will face Wawrinka and Almagro will play Chiudinelli.

The winner will play France in the quarterfinals July 9-11.


Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Tommy Robredo believes nadal will soon be back to his best

Tommy Robredo believes nadal will soon be back to his best

As everyone knows, Rafael Nadal has not been himself during the past month. He is suffering from different injuries, specially on his kness, and he is not as dominant as he once was.

Lots of people think that Rafael Nadal era is over but his friend and compatriot, Tommy Robredo, has a different opinion.

"For sure Rafa will be back. Once the clay arrives, he'll be fit enough to win all the tournaments as he did a couple of years ago. Then everybody will say he's strong again."

"Obviously he's a player who prefers to play on clay than hard and he has been injured some weeks. Anyway he's always in the quarters and semis of the big tournaments. Now the top-four players are very close. A couple of years ago it was only Federer and him but now Murray and Djokovic are very strong as well, so if he doesn't play a couple weeks he can drop a little bit, but then he's going to be up again when he comes back." Robredo added.

Robredo fell in the first round of the Australian open and this is what he commented about it: "Sometimes you have a good match, sometimes you don't. I didn't play a good match and that happened. I lost but anyway I'm still playing good and I hope that I can keep playing at the same level as the Hopman Cup throughout the year."

Robredo has a very hard to conquer goal... he wants to be a top 5 player like he was in 2006.

"That's why I'm here, to try. I will try my best. I think I'm at a good age, I'm fit, I have a lot of experience. As I showed in the Hopman Cup, I can play with the best players and surprise them so yes, I will try my best as that is where I want to be."

"I think the city is great, the tournament treats us very well. There is a good crowd, good tennis facilities, great place to go, it's nice and relaxed. It's a great tournament." he said about playing in Dubai.

Robredo is disappointed after learning that the tournament will be moved next year.

"I didn't know that. The Aviation Club is the tradition of the tournament and we know everybody there. The tournament is special there, the Aviation Club has been the host of the tennis for the last 10-15 years, it was a great place and we always enjoyed playing there," he said.



Source Gulfnews

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Australian Open 2010 Tennis Players Party Photos

Australian Open 2010 Tennis Players Party Photos

The Australian Open 2010 Players Party was held at the Long Room in Melbourne’s CBD, and this event was the last chance for players to relax before the first Grand Slam tournament of 2010.... Players who walked the red carpet included Nikolay Davydenko, Tommy Robredo, Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez, Jarkko Nieminen, and Sam and Jarmila Groth, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Maria sharapova and Jelena Jankovic....

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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Auckland Heineken Open: Isner beats Robredo

Auckland Heineken Open: Isner beats Robredo
Auckland Heineken Open: Isner beats Robredo

John Isner upset Tommy Robredo 7-6 3-6 6-4 to reach the semifinals of the Heineken Open in Auckland.

The Spaniard broke Isner’s booming serve in the third game of the first set, but the American recovered the break in the eighth and took the set into the tiebreak.

Isner trailed 1-3 in the tiebreaker but got even and served consecutive aces for a 5-4 lead. He took the set when Robredo narrowly missed a forehand pass at 7-5.

Isner saved four break points in his first service game of the second set but double-faulted on break point in the eighth game, allowing Robredo to serve out the set.

Robredo took a 3-1 lead in the third set but Isner broke back and then held for 4-3, clinching the game with a second serve ace. The top seed Spaniard then saved four break points after trailing 0-40 in the eighth game, surviving the fourth with a net cord. Isner held serve again then clinched the match with a service break.

“Golly, that was tough. It was back and forth the whole match,” Isner said.

“I kinda ran out of gas a bit in the second set and I was down a break in the third but I was able to claw back. He got that net cord on my break point and then had a broken string on match point. What were the chances?” he added.

In the semifinal, John Isner will play against Albert Montanes, who beat Lammer.


Source AP
Photo by Hannah Johnston/Getty Images

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Heineken Open: Tommy Robredo progresses in Auckland

Heineken Open: Tommy Robredo progresses in Auckland

Tommy Robredo defeated Simon Greul 7-6 7-6 to reach the quarterfinals at the Heineken Open in Auckland after 1 hour and 38 minutes of play.

Greul served for both sets, up 5-3 in the first and at 5-4 in the second but Robredo pegged back his leads.

“It was very difficult playing with the wind. It was unpredictable what the ball would do,” Robredo said. “At the end I was a little more steady than him.”

The Spaniard started his 2010 tennis season last week by wining the Hopman Cup but this was his first match outdoors since September and expected to take time to acclimatize.

In other results, Nicolas Almagro lost 6-0, 6-3 to Marc Gicquel. Arnaud Clement beat David Ferrer 7-5, 6-4.

John Isner made it past Juan Monaco 5-7, 6-4, 6-3. Philipp Kohlschreiber beat Thomaz Bellucci 6-4, 6-1 and Jurgen Melzer defeated Sebastien Grosjean 6-2, 6-7 (5), 7-6 (1).



Source Yahoo/AP

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Spain wins Hopman Cup after beating Britain

Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez and Tommy Robredo of Spain hold the Hopman Cup after defeating Laura Robson and Andy Murray of Great Britain in the final between Great Britain and Spain during day eight of the Hopman Cup at the Burswood Dome on January 9, 2010 in Perth, Australia.
Spain wins Hopman Cup after beating Britain

Spain won the Hopman Cup title today after beating Britain 2-1.

The day started great for Britain, Laura Robson defeated Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez 61 75. But then Andy Murray felt to Tommy Robredo 1-6, 6-4, 6-3.

The final went to the mixed doubles to see who the champion was going to be and there Tommy Robredo and Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez combined to beat Andy Murray and Laura Robson 7-6 7-5 to claim the title.

In the mixed doubles, Spain twice went up a break in the first set, but Britain broke back both times in the next game, including when Martinez Sanchez was serving for the set at 6-5.

In the tie break, Britain earned an early 6-3 advantage, but Spain took it out 8-6 in the end to go one step closer to the win. The second set saw the tension rise another notch again.

Things stayed on serve right the way through, but with Spain up 5-4 they had two match points on Murray’s serve. Britain served, but then after Spain held again the pressure was on Robson to send the set to the tie-break and avoid the defeat.

Spain was able to earn a third championship point on her serve and capitalised when Robredo scorched a backhand winner down the line for the victory.

“I thought that the people deserved to watch the mixed doubles for the Final so I tried my best. I was just watching the diamond ball and pushing hard because I really would love to have one more,” Robredo said.

“I won the second set and then on the serve I played great and I am so happy because I’m against one of the great players of the world right now. Beating him at the beginning of the year is going to give me a lot of confidence.

“It was very important win because if Maria at the beginning of the day will win, it would be very important but not that much. But Maria, she couldn’t win today, so then if I didn’t win we have to go home – so it’s more important.” he added.

Andy Murray felt he let Laura Robson down by not delivering victory for Britain in the Hopman Cup final.
"I’d like to thank my partner for playing with me,” Murray said. “I kind of let her down a bit, so I feel bad about that.”


Source Yahoo/tournament website
Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images


Thursday, January 7, 2010

2010 Hopman Cup: Spain beats Australia, reaches final

Tommy Robredo
2010 Hopman Cup: Spain beats Australia, reaches final

Session 9 - Spain 3 d Australia 0
Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez d Samantha Stosur 6-4, 6-1
Tommy Robredo d Lleyton Hewitt 6-2, 6-4
Martinez Sanchez/Robredo d Stosur/Hewitt 6-3, 3-6, 7-6(10/7)

Spain defeated Australia 3-0 at the 2010 Hopman Cup to reach the final.

Martinez Sanchez took out the first set against Stosur and then dominated the second 6-2 to wrap the match up in 71 minutes.

Martinez Sanchez couldn’t be happier as she has won all her singles matches beating Melanie Oudin, Sorana Cirstea and Samantha Stosur.

“It is not easy at the beginning of the year to play like this. In the pre-season I worked too much and I suffered. It was too much,” Martinez Sanchez said.

“This tournament is a great preparation for me for the Aussie Open and I’m so happy. I feel great.”

In the mens singles matches Robredo took control over Hewitt, who was struggling a little with a sore back. The Spaniard won the first four games as Hewitt hit four double faults and Robredo closed out the set easily.

The second set remained on serve until the ninth game when Robredo broke Hewitt’s serve. He then served it out to take the win.

“I served pretty well and it gave me a lot of chances to play easy. Then I think that Lleyton was not 100 per cent fit, he had some problems. At the beginning he was making a lot of double faults which is not used to him,” Robredo said.

“I’m just one match away from winning again now. I heard that this year there are so many more diamonds on the ball too, so it’s pretty nice. I have a good partner and I have to keep going because she’s playing that good that I have to do my best because then we will be very close to the diamond ball.”

Spain also won the mixed doubles while Australia has now lost eight straight mixed doubles at the Hopman Cup.


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Hopman Cup Photos: Lleyton Hewitt vs Tommy Robredo

Hopman Cup Photos: Lleyton Hewitt vs Tommy Robredo

Check out some pictures from the tennis match between Tommy Robredo and Lleyton Hewitt at the 2010 Hopman Cup... Robredo beat Hewitt in straight sets...






Photo credit should read TONY ASHBY/AFP/Getty Images


Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Hopman Cup Player Party Photos

Hopman Cup Player Party Photos

Check out some photos from the Hopman Cup Player Party ... They really dressed up for the occasion....






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