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Year to date ATP Singles Standings – Barclay’s World Tour Finals

 

Rank, Name & Nationality Points Week Change Tourn Played
Djokovic, Novak (SRB) 13,295 0 16
Nadal, Rafael (ESP) 9,500 0 17
Murray, Andy (GBR) 7,200 0 17
Federer, Roger (SUI) 5,185 0 16
Ferrer, David (ESP) 4,300 0 20
Berdych, Tomas (CZE) 2,940 0 21
Fish, Mardy (USA) 2,875 0 21
Tsonga, Jo-Wilfried (FRA) 2,790 0 21
Almagro, Nicolas (ESP) 2,370 0 24
10 Tipsarevic, Janko (SRB) 2,245 3 24
11 Simon, Gilles (FRA) 2,155 -1 25
12 Soderling, Robin (SWE) 2,080 -1 20
13 Del Potro, Juan Martin (ARG) 2,050 -1 19
14 Monfils, Gael (FRA) 1,925 1 21
15 Dolgopolov, Alexandr (UKR) 1,835 -1 27
16 Roddick, Andy (USA) 1,680 0 18
17 Gasquet, Richard (FRA) 1,675 0 19
18 Lopez, Feliciano (ESP) 1,665 0 26
19 Troicki, Viktor (SRB) 1,640 2 24
20 Wawrinka, Stanislas (SUI) 1,630 -1 21

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Davis Cup Trophy

From DavisCup.com

The Draw for 2012 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas will take place on Wednesday 21 September at the Four Seasons hotel in Bangkok, getting under way at 18:30 local time (11:30 GMT).

You will be able to listen to the Draw as it happens right here on the website, with Craig Gabriel and Barry Wood on hand to provide live commentary on Davis Cup Radio.

Seeds

As this year’s finalists, Spain and Argentina head the seeds for next year’s World Group, while the remaining nations are seeded according to the latest Davis Cup Nations Ranking.

Along with the World Group, the Draws for Europe/Africa Zone Groups I and II, and Asia/Oceania Zone Groups I and II will also take place in Bangkok.

A decision on the scheduling of the Draws for Americas Zone Groups I and II will be made on Tuesday after the completion of the rain-delayed tie between Paraguay and Peru in Asuncion.

The first round ties are scheduled to be played on 10-12 February 2012.

WORLD GROUP

WORLD GROUP

Seeded nations

1. Spain
2. Argentina
3. Serbia
4. France
5. Czech Republic
6. USA
7. Croatia
8. Russia

Remaining nations

- Austria
– Canada
– Germany
– Italy
– Japan
– Kazakhstan
– Sweden
– Switzerland

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World Group Semi-Finals

AFP PHOTO / CESAR MANSO

SPAIN 4, FRANCE 1
Venue: Plaza de Toros de los Califas, Cordoba, ESP (clay – outdoors)

Rafael Nadal d Richard Gasquet 6-3 6-0 6-1
David Ferrer d Gilles Simon 6-1 6-4 6-1
Michael Llodra/Jo-Wilfried Tsonga d Feliciano Lopez/Fernando Verdasco 6-1 6-2 6-0
Rafael Nadal d Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-0 6-2 6-4
Fernando Verdasco d Richard Gasquet 6-2 6-1

AFP PHOTO / ANDREJ ISAKOVIC

SERBIA 2, ARGENTINA 3
Venue: Belgrade Arena, Belgrade, SRB (hard – indoors)

David Nalbandian d Viktor Troicki 6-4 4-6 6-2 6-3
Juan Martin del Potro d Janko Tipsarevic 7-5 6-3 6-4
Viktor Troicki/Nenad Zimonjic d Juan Ignacio Chela/Juan Monaco 7-6(4) 6-4 6-2
Juan Martin del Potro d Novak Djokovic 7-6(5) 3-0 ret.
Janko Tipsarevic d Juan Monaco 6-2 0-0 ret.

World Group Play-Offs

AFP PHOTO / Torsten BLACKWOOD

AUSTRALIA 2, SWITZERLAND 3
Venue: Royal Sydney Golf Club, Sydney, AUS (grass – outdoors)

Bernard Tomic d Stanislas Wawrinka 4-6 6-4 6-3 6-3
Roger Federer d Lleyton Hewitt 5-7 7-6(5) 6-2 6-3
Chris Guccione/Lleyton Hewitt d Roger Federer/Stanislas Wawrinka 2-6 6-4 6-2 7-6(5)
Roger Federer d Bernard Tomic 6-2 7-5 3-6 6-3
Stanislas Wawrinka d Lleyton Hewitt  6-4 4-6 7-6(7) 4-6 3-6

ISRAEL 2, CANADA 3
Venue: Canada Stadium, Ramat Hasharon, ISR (hard – outdoors)

Vasek Pospisil d Dudi Sela 76(4) 67(6) 61 67(2) 63
Amir Weintraub d Milos Raonic 57 75 63 61
Daniel Nestor/Vasek Pospisil d Jonathan Erlich/Andy Ram 46 63 64 64
Dudi Sela d Peter Polansky 6-3 6-3 6-3
Vasek Pospisil d Amir Weintraub  2-6 6-7(3) 4-6

ROMANIA 0, CZECH REPUBLIC 5
Venue: Centrul National De Tenis, Bucharest, ROU (clay – outdoors)

Radek Stepanek d Adrian Ungur 6-3 6-2 6-0
Tomas Berdych d Victor Crivoi 6-3 6-3 7-6(4)
Tomas Berdych/Radek Stepanek d Marius Copil/Horia Tecau 6-3 3-6 6-0 6-2
Lukas Rosol d Marius Copil 6-4 7-6(2)
Jan Hajek d Victor Crivoi 6-1 6-4

RUSSIA 3, BRAZIL 2
Venue: Kazan Tennis Academy, Kazan, RUS (hard – indoors)

Mikhail Youzhny d Ricardo Mello 6-0 6-2 6-1
Thomaz Bellucci d Igor Andreev 6-4 6-3 6-3
Marcelo Melo/Bruno Soares d Igor Kunitsyn/Dmitry Tursunov 6-4 7-5 6-2
Mikhail Youzhny d Thomaz Bellucci 2-6 6-3 5-7 6-4 14-12
Igor Andreev d Ricardo Mello 6-1 7-6(5) 2-6 6-3

SOUTH AFRICA 1, CROATIA 4
Venue: Fanie Du Toit Sports Stadium, Potchefstroom, RSA (hard – outdoors)

Kevin Anderson d Ivan Dodig 6-3 6-4 3-6 7-6(5)
Marin Cilic d Izak van der Merwe 6-0 6-0 ret. (wrist)
Marin Cilic/Ivan Dodig d Rik de Voest/Raven Klaasen 6-2 6-4 3-6 6-1
Marin Cilic d Rik de Voest 6-4 6-2 6-4
Nikola Mektic d Raven Klaasen 7-6(2) 6-1

CHILE 1, ITALY 4
Venue: Estadio Nacional, Santiago, CHI (hard – outdoors)

Potito Starace d Paul Capdeville 6-3 6-3 2-6 7-6(5)
Fabio Fognini d Fernando Gonzalez 6-2 4-6 2-1 ret. (adductor)
Simone Bolelli/Fabio Fognini d Jorge Aguilar/Nicolas Massu 6-4 6-4 6-4
Paul Capdeville d Fabio Fognini 7-6(3) 6-2
Daniele Bracciali d Nicolas Massu 3-4 0-0 Retired

JAPAN 4, INDIA 1
Venue: Ariake Coliseum, Tokyo, JPN (hard – outdoors)

Yuichi Sugita d Somdev Devvarman 6-3 6-4 7-5
Kei Nishikori d Rohan Bopanna 6-3 6-2 6-2
Mahesh Bhupathi/Rohan Bopanna d Tatsuma Ito/Yuichi Sugita 7-5 3-6 6-3 7-6(4)
Kei Nishikori d Visnhu Vardhan 7-5 6-3 6-3
Go Soeda d Rohan Bopanna 4-5 ret.

BELGIUM 1, AUSTRIA 4
Venue: Lotto Arena, Antwerp, BEL (hard – indoors)

Andreas Haider-Maurer d Xavier Malisse 6-4 6-4 7-5
Steve Darcis d Jurgen Melzer 7-6(3) 6-7(4) 6-4 6-3
Oliver Marach/Alexander Peya d Steve Darcis/Olivier Rochus 4-6 6-3 6-4 6-4
Jurgen Melzer d Olivier Rochus 6-4 6-4 6-3
Alexander Peyas d Alexander Bemelmans 4-6 3-6

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US OPEN ORDER OF PLAY: THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 8TH, 2011

Matches to Watch:

Rafael Nadal vs Gilles Muller – Arthur Ashe 11:00 to finish 3-0 

Novak Djokovic vs Janko Tipsarevic – Arthur Ashe not before 1:00 2nd on

Roger Federer vs Jo-Wilfried Tsonga – Arthur Ashe 7:00PM 

Donald Young vs Andy Murray –  Grandstand 11:00 to finish 2-1

Andy Roddick vs David Ferrer – Louis Armstrong 11:00 to finish 3-1

John Isner vs Gilles Simon - Court 17 11:00 

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Matches Have Been Cancelled for the Second Consecutive Day.

The men took the courts for a brief period of time this afternoon, in the hopes of playing some tennis. However, only three matches got underway and were stopped within 15 minutes of starting. In those matches, Rafael Nadal is down a break at 3-0 to Gilles Muller, Andy Roddick is up a break 3-1 over David Ferrer, and Andy Murray and Donald Young are on serve 2-1.

The resulting drama that ensued following the decision to stop play after such a short window, prompted Rafael Nadal, usually quiet and afraid of controversy, to lead a player revolt targeting the ATP and USTA. He was supported by Andy Murray and Andy Roddick, when they berated the tournament organisers for risking the players’ safety by forcing them to play on what they considered dangerously damp courts.

Nadal, the defending champion, clearly was the most upset, and could be heard saying, “It’s the same old story, all you think about is money.”

He later would go on to say, “It was a tough day. We don’t feel protected here. The tournament grand slams, they are [getting] a lot of money and they are working for that, but not [for] us.”

The men’s matches will again be scheduled for tomorrow, but rain is in the forecast… again.

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Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images

Novak Djokovic takes on fellow Serbian Janko Tipsarevic in the quarterfinals of the 2011 US Open. Djokovic defeated Alexandr Dolgopolov in an exciting, but predictable fourth round match, 7-6 (14), 6-4, 6-2. This will be Djokovic’s  fifth quarterfinal in New York. Janko Tipsarevic advanced to his first Slam quarterfinal, with his steady performance in the fourth-round, battling past 2003 finalist Juan Carlos Ferrero 7-5, 6-7(3), 7-5, 6-2 to set up the match against Djokovic. Tipsarevic also benefited in the 3rd round when Tomas Berdych was forced to retire.

Djokovic has nine titles in 2011, including a record five ATP Masters 1000 titles and two Grand Slams. The most impressive stat of his season is his record against the top players; he has beaten his biggest rivals Nadal and Federer on eight occasions this year.

Tipsarevic has played well in 2011, which can be considered a breakthrough season for him, last month reaching a career high ranking of No. 20. Tipsarevic is still chasing his first title on tour, and comes in with a 39-18 record on the season. Earlier this year, he made it to the third round at Roland Garros, where he was defeated by Roger Federer.

This will be the third meeting between the two, with Djokovic leading 3-0 in head to head. Expect Djokovic to come through easily.

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US OPEN ORDER OF PLAY: WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 7TH, 2011

Matches to Watch:

Rafael Nadal vs Gilles Muller – Arthur Ashe 11:00 

Novak Djokovic vs Janko Tipsarevic – Arthur Ashe 11:00 2nd on

Roger Federer vs Jo-Wilfried Tsonga – Arthur Ashe 7:00PM 2nd on

Donald Young vs Andy Murray –  Grandstand11:00

Andy Roddick vs David Ferrer – Louis Armstrong 11:00

John Isner vs Gilles Simon - Grandstand 11:00 2nd on

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Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images

Andy Murray has, by all accounts, had a very up and down year. His results since reaching the finals of the Australian Open in January have been a mixed bag. Early losses at both the Indian Wells, and Miami Masters 1000 events were followed by a decent showing on clay.  Semi-final appearances at both Roland Garros and Wimbledon were followed up by an early loss in Montreal. Then seemingly out of nowhere, Murray handed Djokovic his 2nd loss of the season, and took home the title in Cincinnati.

Many people have pegged Murray to make a legitimate run at his first major title in New York, but those same people, also say that with caution. Murray has always shown that he possesses the skills to beat anyone. His all court game translates best to the hard courts. However, he has never been able to put it all together on the big stage of the Slams.

In his opening match of the 2011 US Open Murray faces no.63 ranked Somdev Devvarman of India. The Indian has a 18-17 win-loss record this year, and he has not beaten a top ten player yet on tour. However, the Indian has registered victories against higher ranked players than him like Milos Raonic, Janko Tipsarevic, Tommy Robredo and Xavier Malisse. Devvarman has experience on tour now, but he needs to play to a higher level all together to challenge a player like Murray.

Murray should get through in Straight sets.

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