Sunday, May 31, 2009

French Open 2009: Roger Federer defeated Paul-Henri Mathieu to move 4th round

Roger Federer has moved to 4th round at French Open after beating France’s Paul-Henri Mathieu. This match was played in fourth set. Despite of his poor performance at the beginning, he has made strong come back and won the next three sets. He has beaten Paul-Henri Mathieu by 4-6, 6-1, 6-4, 6-4. Federer was not feeling comfort to play in clay court. In his game, he made 29 unforced errors where he hit 14 aces. This performance can make some fear to the heart of his fans but it does not mean his performance has been faded. The good news is that he could finish the match with victory. It seems that he will face his. well known enemy Rafael Nadal in the final round.
Germany contestant Philipp Kohlschreiber defeated Novak Djokovic by 6-4, 6-4, 6-4. Novak Djokovic was the two times semi-final. I hope that tennis fans can see another final match of Roland Garros between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.

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Saturday, May 30, 2009

Maria Sharapova is expecting to hold French Open 2009

Maria Sharapova has made his return in the tennis with French Open tournament after long time. Now, she is hoping to make her return memorable with the clinching of Roland Garros title. She has got a tough win against Kazakhstan's Yaroslava Shvedova in the third round. She has beaten Shvedova by 1:6, 6:3, 6:4. This match was played two hours and 12 minutes. Sharapova ensured his victory at the third set. The 22-year-old Maria Sharapova was out of the tennis court for 10 months due to her shoulder injury. Because of her injury, the former N.1 has slipped to 102 in the ranking. It is the best time for her to take the control over the tennis court and start dominance in the women’s tennis. After winning the third round against Yaroslava Shvedova, she has moved to fourth round where she will face the 25th ranked China's Li Na. It is a big challenge for her. Let us see if she can take over Li Na or not.

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Friday, May 29, 2009

Venus Williams beat Lucie Safarova at French Open 2009

The former world N.1 Venus Williams, who is from United States, is facing scare at French Open. Recently, she is taking 3rd rank in Women tennis. This great player has defeated Lucie Safarova of Czech Republic by 6-7 (5/7), 6-2, 7-5. This victory has come in the third round at French Open. It is true that Safarova could make some pressure over Venus Williams. After beating Safarova, she has moved next round.

Venus Williams is looking her one more Grand Slam in French Open title. She is top favorite contestant. I will not be surprised if she can do it. I can not see anyone who can stop this contestant. Who do you think can stop her?

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Roger Federer got tough win against 45th rank Jose Acasuso in second round of French Open 2009

Jose Acasuso of Argentina was supposed to make an upset for second-seeded player Roger Federer in 2nd round. Roger Federer had to struggle hard to get a victory against him and move to the next round. He beat 45th ranked Jose Acasuso by 7-6 (8), 5-7, 7-6 (2), 6-2. It is enough to prove that how closely his opponent was. It is sure that viewers were under excitement. Until Federer beat Jose in the final set, it was not sure who was going to win the match. Jose Acasuso made strong come back after winning the second set. Jose Acasuso expressed his feeling saying that he could win the match. However, it did not happen. Let us see how long Roger Federer can proceed in this tournament.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

French Open 2009: Serena Williams is near from her 11th Grand Slam

Serena Williams got a straight win against her opponent contestant Ruano Pascual. She defeated Pascual by 6-2, 6-0. It was played less than one hour. She achieved the victory within 57 minutes. We can see that it was not a tough challenge for Serena Williams. Her opponent could not make any protest in front of her. Serena again proves that she is the queen of tennis court. After winning this game in second round, she has moved one step ahead to hold her 11th Grand Slam. If she can then it will be her second Grand Slam in French Open. I can not see anyone who can stop her.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

French Open 2009: Serena Williams moved second round after beating Klara Zakopalova

It seems that the second-seeded player in Woman tennis, Serena Williams, is struggling hard to take the complete control of French Open 2009. In the first round, she has got a tough win against Czech Klara Zakopalova by 6-3, 6-7, 6-4. She is now looking for his 11th career Grand Slam singles title. This victory came after four straight loses. Serena was not in comfort mood. In this game, she made four double faults and was unable to place 55% of her serves in the first round. What was the reason for her bad performance? I expected something more from her. However, the good news is that she won the match and moved in the second round. Let us see who she will face in the second round.

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French Open 2009: Roger Federer can beat Jose Acasuso?

Roger Federer is a Swiss tennis player. He is currently ranked in a second-spot. Now, this player is looking for his first win at Roland Garros. He is chasing Pete Sampras. If he can get a historic win in Clay court then he will touch the record of Pete Sampras of 14 Grand Slam win. However, Federer has moved in the second round after beating Alberto Martin in straight by 6-4, 6-3, 6-2. He will face underdog Jose Acasuso in the second round. The interesting matter is that Federer has not won any Grand Slam in French Open. He reached the finals three times but he was beaten by top-seeded player Rafael Nadal. He will take come inspiration from Madrid Open where he beat Nadal in the final match. Now, it is a big challenge for Roger Federer. Let us see how long he can proceed.

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Monday, May 25, 2009

French Open 2009: Roger Federer is hoping to complete his career with one more victory

Today the second-seeded player Roger Federer will start his French Open tournament. This great tennis player is looking to add one more title that will keep his name just beside Pete Sampras who is one Grand Slam ahead than Federer. It was his 10th appearance in French Open where he could reach in the final round three times. You should know that he was beaten by Rafael Nadal. Roger Federer has 13 Grand Slams but he could not win any title in French Open. So, this time he should want to do some rare performance and try to do that thing what never happened in his career. He got win in Australian Open, Wimbledon and the US Open no less than three times each.

It seems that Roger Federer is not perfect for clay court. But this time we can see something change. He won the title at Madrid Open title against Rafael Nadal this year and this performance will inspire him to continue his performance in this tournament too.

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French Open 2009: Amelie Mauresmo failed to move second round

Do you know Amelie Mauresmo? She is the former top-ranked Frenchwoman tennis player. This 29-year-old former great is not in her prime form. It seems that her career is going down. Recently, she lost an opportunity to move in the second round after being beaten by Anna-Lena Groenefeld 6-4, 6-3. The true fact is that it was her worst performance in home ground. May be she could not bear the much expectation from home fans and she was suffering from nerve problem ahead of the home crowd. 2009 is not a good time for her. But in 2006 she won both Australian Open and Wimbledon. Some says that the 16th ranked Amelie Mauresmo has become aged. It was his 15th appearance in French Open. It is the best time for her to focus her career in others field. What do you think?

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Sunday, May 24, 2009

Ana Ivanovic got tough win against Sara Errani in French Open 2009

Defending champion Ana Ivanovic has got his first victory in the French Open. She has beaten Italy’s Sara Errani by 7-6 (7/3), 6-3. It is enough to understand that she has got a tough win. This victory led her to move second round. Serbian player Ana Ivanovic is taking eighth ranked in the women’s tennis. She is just 21-year-old and she got Roland Garros at the early age. No doubt, she has made some enemies for his superb performance.

Ana Ivanovic started the French Open with knee injury. So, her fans want to see that how long she can continue her dominance on this tournament. I believe that this talented and beautiful player will again hold the trophy showing her capability to play tennis.

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Saturday, May 23, 2009

Brian Dabul caused upset for Rafael Nadal

Argentinean player Brian Dabul, who is currently taking 109th position in the world ranking, caused an upsetting matter for top-seeded player Rafael Nadal in pre-French Open match. He was beaten by 7-5. However, if you are fan of Nadal then don’t be worry because it was exhibition match. I think that this performance will not affect his professional career.

The 22-year-old Spanish player Rafael Nadal is looking for his record fifth successive Roland Garros title. It is a golden opportunity to make a world record. This contestant has already got six Grand Slam singles title. One thing can delight you that he got 28 victories from 28 matches. I hope that he will get the title and make record in this ground.

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Thursday, May 21, 2009

French Open 2009: Another Star-Studded Tournament

French Open will start from 24th May, 2009. It is also known as the Roland Garros Tournament. This tournament will continue till 7th June in Paris, France. Once again, we can see top ranked player to fight against each other. Ticket price is not high. That is why, fans can enjoy the game live on stadium. The range of tickets price are from US $95 to $1,875. Child under the age of 7 is free. This kind of decision will inspire young generation to be more involved with tennis game.

Rafael Nadal is the main attraction of French Open 2009. This player is looking for his fifth successive title in French Open. If he can hold the title once again then it will be a world record because no one could make such kind of performance before. However, Roger Federer will hope to stop him again after Madrid Open. Let us see who can perform well and snatch the trophy.

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Sania Mirza is looking to do something in French Open 2009

Sania Mirza is these days more famous for glamour and beauty than her tennis ranking. However, recently she made a strong come back in Madrid Open and in fact she reached the women’s double semi-final in that tournament with Taiwan’s female player. As a result, her ranking of Doubles in female tennis has improved a lot and she is now the forty-second rank in doubles female tennis player. However, it seems that she is still struggling with her single form and her current ranking is 91 in singles. It seems that her ranking is decreasing just like the economies of the world during crisis time.

So, it is tough for her but I think that she is still number one female tennis player in India. Well, she is still number one because the other female tennis players of India are not up to the mark. She is still some injured but Sania Mirza is determined to play in French Open 2009.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Rafael Nadal can win his fifth successive French Open title?

Madrid Open has finished where Roger Federer won the title after beating Rafael Nadal in the final match. In women’s tournament, Dinara Safina won the title and deserved No. 1 position. Tennis fans have lost its excitement about tennis game. However, French Open will start soon. Top-seeded tennis player Rafael Nadal is looking to hold his fifth successive title in French Open. If he can do it then it will obviously be a record because no one could do such kind of performance.

However, his defeat in the Madrid Open final raised a question about his probability to win French Open. You may know that this 22-year-old player got 33 consecutive win in clay court but Roger Federer stopped him and took a sweet revenge for his last three defeats against Nadal.

Both Nadal and Federer are now in good form. Anyone can hold the title. So, I do not want to predict anything. But I hope that he will work hard to make his dream true. Do you think Rafael Nadal can win French Open?

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Monday, May 18, 2009

Roger Federer Won Madrid Open final after beating Rafael Nadal

At last Swedish player who is currently ranked second spot, Roger Federer, could take a sweet revenge against top seeded player Rafael Nadal at the Madrid Open final match. This victory made an opportunity for the Federer fans to cheer. He has beaten Nadal by 6-4, 6-4. Match result is enough to prove that this was closely contest match between them. For Rafael Nadal, it was an upsetting matter because this defeat cam after 33 straight wins in clay court.

With this win, Roger Federer has got back his self confidence. It is a big slap for those who said that he has become aged and lost his ability to beat Nadal. I hope that he will regain his top spot soon. This season it was the only title for Roger Federer.

French Open will start on Sunday. Now, Rafael Nadal will seek fifth consecutive Paris title in this tournament.

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Sunday, May 17, 2009

Rafael Nadal vs Roger Federer Madrid Open 2009 Final: Who will win?

Madrid Open will end with the final match between Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer on Sunday. Fans around the world are passionately waiting to see another clash between these two top seeded players. Who do you is the most probable team to defend the title? It can be either Rafael Nadal or his nemesis Roger Federer. You should know that match between these two top seeded contestants is always something to the tennis fans. In this match, no one can predict that who can win. Betting odds is in favor of Rafael Nadal. These two contestants last met in 2009 in the Australian Open. Since then they have not met on a tennis court this season. I am sure that their fight will put some pressure on your nerve.

To the tennis fans, their conflict is always promised to be an entertaining and exciting one. No doubt, this match will give Roger Federer a nice opportunity to take a sweet revenge for his last two defeats that came against Rafael Nadal.

Rafael Nadal defeated Novak Djokovic in the semi-final round despite having problem in his right leg. He got a tough win. It was his 33 straight win in Clay court. On the other hand, Roger Federer defeated fifth ranked Argentine player Juan Martin del Potro by 6-3, 6-4. Knee injury can make some problems for Nadal. So, Federer can get win at that time and I guess so.

What is your prediction about this match? Whom do you support? Do you think Rafael Nadal can repeat the history once again?

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Madrid Open Tennis 2009: Another clash between Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer in the final round

Who do you think can defend the Madrid Open trophy? However, this question has not created any curiosity to the fans rather than they are excited to see another fight between two top seeded players Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. Rafael Nadal has already ensured his position in the final round. Now, he is waiting to see that against whom he will play to bag the title. Nadal got a tough win against Novak Djokovic 3-6, 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (11-9. It was his 33rd straight win and he reached seventh times in the final round in Clay court.

Now, I will give you another interesting news is that Rafael Nadal will face Roger Federer in the final round. It is a high time for Roger Federer to take a sweet revenge for his last defeat against Rafael Nadal. Second seeded player Roger Federer defeated fifth spot player Argentine Juan Martin del Potro. He beat Juan by 6-3, 6-4.

However, Rafael Nadal can repeat the history and make another upsetting matter. On the other hand, Roger Federer has vowed to make strong challenge and take a chance to defeat him. You may know that Roger Federer defeated all of the games in their last three met.

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Saturday, May 16, 2009

Dinara Safina reached No. 1 without Grand Slam

Russian player Dinara Safina has achieved the No.1 position in the women’s tennis. This achievement has come at the Madrid Open. After such kind of performance, she will naturally create some enemy and they will feel jealous for her success. It is sure that she has gained this position at the age of 23. So, it was too early for her. She beat Switzerland's Patty Schnyder by 6-4, 6-2. She has not yet won any Grand Slam tournament. This is the golden opportunity that she can hold title and become a top seeded player at this month’s Frensh Open. She has beaten almost all the top 10 players. It seems interesting to you that she deserved this position without any Grand Slam.
However, some top players like Maria Sharapova was absent in this tournament because of injury. Let us see how long she can hold this title.
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Friday, May 15, 2009

Brief News of Madrid Open

Top ranked tennis players are fighting against each other to prove their best quality in Madrid Open. It is a prestigious tournament for each player to show their capability and class. It is called a tennis competition between top seeded players.

However, here, in this article I will give brief news about every player.

Top seeded player Rafael Nadal got a convincing win over Jurgen Melzer. He defeated Melzer by 6-3, 6-1. This victory will be memorable for him because Spain's Queen Sofia was present in this game.

Earlier of this game, Novak Djokovic got a tough win against Oscar Hernandez 6-3, 6-3. It is thought that after Roger Federer, he has capability to make strong protest against Rafael Nadal.

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Thursday, May 14, 2009

Serena Williams Struggled With Right-hand Injury

American contestant Serena Williams could not make any strong protest against Francesca Schiavone. She withdrew the Madrid Open contest after losing the first set by 6-4 and realized that her injury became worsen situation. In the current ranking, she is taking second position. It is naturally an upsetting matter for her fans and supporters. However, I think that it was impossible for her to continue the game with injury in her right hand. As a devoted fan, I will pray for her so that she can make her come back soon and dominance the tennis court.

However, in men’s contest Wilfried Tsonga got a tough win against former Australian and U.S. Open champion Marat Safin. He defeated him by 6-4, 7-5. However, Marat Safin has expressed that feeling saying that he will retire from professional tennis. I have to admit that he has become aged and this is the right time of taking retirement.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Roger Federer will Retain Top Position Again?

You may know that Swedish player Roger Federer got a convincing win in his final warm up match against Robin Soderling at the Madrid Open. It was his ninth successive wins in a row. It is obviously good news for Federer fans. He defeated Robin Soderling by 6-1, 7-5. Result shows that his opponent player could not make any tough challenge against him.

This matter made an opportunity to cheer for Roger Federer’s fans. He has already started his dominance in the tennis court. I hope he will get back his top position soon. He has lost to Rafael Nadal in his last three met in Roland Garros. It seems that Federer will wait for the day to take a sweet revenge.

On the other hand, world number 3 Andy Murray got a tough victory against Simone Bolelli. It is sure that he had to face a tough challenge. He is the most probable future super star. It is thought that only he can stop Nadal’s continuous performance.

Rafael Nadal to Write Book on his Career

World no. 1 Rafael Nadal is going through the best time of his career. The defending champion of Australian, Wimbledon and French Opens now wants to write a book based on the memory of his career so far. Nadal achieved the no. 1 spot of ATP ranking last year following a series of excellent performance on the court, replacing current world no. 2 Roger Federer.

The news of Nadal writing a book was reported by Crain's New York Business. It has also been reported that talks between his literary agent Larry Kirshbaum and publishers are currently going on.

Rafael Nadal is the super star of world tennis. So, I am not surprised to know that Nadal is going to write a book. Using his current starry image, he can make his book a big hit and make some quick cash in.

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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Switzerland Will Be Without Roger Federer ?

It is really unthinkable that Switzerland team will be without world number two player Roger Federer. It is really difficult to make them apart from each other. You know that Roger Federer is not in his prime form. He lost his top position to Rafael Nadal. We can seem him to perform for Switzerland in the Davis Cup. However, his inclusion for Switzerland is in doubt. They lost their last match against the U.S. in March by 4-1 due to Federer’s side back injury. Now, they will face Italy in David Cup playoffs. It is very important match for Switzerland.
Roger Federer has won 13 Grand Slam titles. He has not yet taken decision either he will pay or not. He is my favorite contestant. I hope that he will get back his prime form and position. Is it possible ever?

Switzerland to Take on Italy in Davis Cup 2009

Roger Federer may not be in his top form at this moment, but the world no. 2 will lead his country Switzerland in a David Cup 2009 playoff against Italy. The match is scheduled to take place in September. The former world no. 1 missed Switzerland’s first round loss to USA because of his injury.

It is expected that Roger Federer’s presence would help Switzerland to show improved performance against Italy in Davis Cup. Federer might have won a lot of titles in his illustrious career, but this would be another success for him if he can help Switzerland to win Davis Cup 2009 title.

India got an automatic promotion to playoff round as Australia refused to visit Chennai for its pre-scheduled match against India. India will face South Africa, while Netherlands will visit France and Sweden will take on Romania. Serbia will face Uzbekistan, and Brazil will play against Ecuador.

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Saturday, May 9, 2009

Rafael Nadal Facing High Altitude Challenge in Madrid Masters

World no. 1 Rafael Nadal has been in sparkling form as the Spaniard has just won three ATP tour titles in the space of just one month recently. After winning fifth straight Monte Carlo title and Barcelona Open, Nadal retained Rome title last week, defeating Novak Djokovic in the final.

Now, Rafael Nadal is going to take part in the Madrid Masters on a 30-match unbeaten streak on clay court, ahead of French Open 2009 which kicks off later this month. The Madrid Masters is the last tournament for Nadal before he heads into the French Open 2009 where Nadal will be looking for his fifth straight title this year.

Though Rafael Nadal has clinched three clay court titles over the last one month, the Madrid Masters would be an easy stage for the Spaniard to replicate his current form because of Madrid’s high altitude (600-meter). Now, it is to see if Rafael Nadal can take up the challenge successfully and win his fourth clay court title before heading toward Roland Garros.

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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Serena Williams: I am the Best in the World

Russia’s Dinara Safina may have overtaken Serena Williams at the top of the ranking, but Serena thinks that she is still the best in women’s tennis. The American former world no.1 has recently said everybody knows she is the best in the world. Safina reached the no. 1 position on 20 April thanks to her excellent consistency on the court. The Russian could not yet win any grand slam title to her credit, while Serena Williams already has 10 grand slam titles in her cap.

Actually, everybody knows the greatness of Serena Williams. No matter, who tops the WTA ranking, Serena Williams alongside her elder sister Venus Williams is the only active tennis player on women’s circuit who deserves to be among the legends of women’s tennis players.

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Monday, May 4, 2009

French Open 2009: Perfect Stage for Roger Federer to Revive His Career?

Roger Federer is not going through good time on the court since last year. Now, ahead of French Open 2009, the Swiss legend must be looking for a strong come back in the upcoming French Open, the only grand slam tournament Federer could not yet win in his illustrious career. Current no. 1 Rafael Nadal has become the favorite for French Open over the last few years as the Spaniard has been the champion at Roland Garros for 4 years now. No doubt, Nadal has already done enough to become a clay court legend. In fact, the Spaniard has just stretched his clay court winning streak to 30 after defeating Novak Djokovic in the Rome Masters final recently. Naturally, it would be a great challenge for Federer to clinch the French Open 2009 title, outperforming his Spanish rival.

Moreover, Federer has not been in his top form now. In fact, the winner of 13 grand slam titles has not won any title so far this year, and has been knocked out by Novak Djokovic recently from the semi final of Rome Masters. However, I think, Federer could put his career back on the right track, if he can display some spirited performance and win the French Open 2009 in what would equal Pete Sampras’ record 14 grand slam titles. This is a big challenge, but Roger Federer could be inspired, knowing that a French Open title would boost up his career and help him retain what he lost over the last one year.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Rafael Nadal Clinched ATP Rome Masters 2009 Title

Spanish no. 1 Rafael Nadal has continued his excellent form on clay court as he recaptured the ATP Rome Masters title which he lost last year to Novak Djokovic. This has been the fourth Rome Masters title for Nadal in total as he won this title from 2005-2007 in three successive years. With this victory, Nadal extended his winning streak on clay court to 30. This victory would also give him some additional sweet feeling as he was crashed out of the same tournament by Juan Carlos Ferrero last year which has been his last defeat on clay court.

In the final, Rafael Nadal outperformed his Serbian Novak Djokovic 7-6 (7-2) 6-2. The Serbian clinched the Rome Masters title last year and was looking to defend his title against top favorite Nadal. However, Nadal took only two sets to win the match, even though Jokovic took a stern test of the world no. 1 in the first set which was decided in tie-breaker. However, all his resistance broke down in the second set as he took it 6-2. After the losing the match, Djokovic said that he had missed lots of chances in the match, while his Spanish opponent got over the pressure very well.

Rafael Nadal has now been in excellent form. He has recently won Barcelona Open and Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters last month. So, the world no. 1 would surely go into the French Open 2009 tournament full of confidence.

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Saturday, May 2, 2009

Favorites Reached Semi Final in ATP Rome Masters Tennis 2009

All the top favorites of ATP Rome Masters tennis have progressed into the semi final. On Friday, current world no. 1 Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and defending champion Novak Djokovic won their respective quarter final matches to reach the last four of the tournament. Nadal outclassed fellow Spaniard Fernando Verdasco in straight sets 6-3, 6-3 on red clay court at Foro Italico. Rafael Nadal already has 3 titles of Rome Masters to his credit from 2005 to 2007 in three straight years. With this victory, Nadal stretched his red clay winning run to 28 matches and currently holds 145-4 record on clay court since 2005. Nadal will face 12th seed Fernando Gonzalez in the semi final on Saturday.

Roger Federer saw off his German opponent Mischa Zverev in two sets, but the Swiss former world no. 1 faced strong challenge from the German qualifier. The first set was decided in tie-breaker 7-6 (7-3). Federer has two runners up titles to his hat. Federer will take on Djokovic in the semi final. The Serbian defeated Juan Martin del Potro 6-3, 6-4 in the quarter final to clinch his semi final berth in the tournament.

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Friday, May 1, 2009

ATP Rome Tennis Masters: Nadal, Federer, Djokovic All in the Quarter Final

Top three ranked players of ATP ranking have progressed to the quarter final of ATP Rome Masters on Thursday. All of them will play their quarter final match on Friday. World no. 1 Rafael Nadal breezed past Swedish Robin Soderling 6-1, 6-0 in an one-sided match. Former world no. 1 Roger Federer could pull off his third round victory 6-4, 6-1 over Radek Stepanek from Czech Republic whom Federer was defeated by last year. Serbian star and world no. 3 Novak Djokovic defeated Tommy Robredo 6-1, 6-1 in the third round to clinch his quarter final berth in the tournament.

No doubt, all of the top favorites have had smooth progress in the third round. However, it is clearly seen that Rafael Nadal has been in excellent form and it still continues. Now, let us see if Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic can give Nadal some stiff competition in the tournament.

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