Woz at Brussels, Roddick in Nice; Pre-French Previews
by Staff | May 15th, 2011
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Open de Nice Cote d’Azur
Nice, France
Surface: clay

Seeds: David Ferrer, Tomas Berdych, Nicolas Almagro, Andy Roddick, Alexandr Dolgopolov, Marcos Baghdatis, Sergiy Stakhovsky, Fabio Fognini

Floaters: “Qualifier,” Victor Hanescu, (WC) Julien Benneteau, (WC) Ernests Gulbis


Notes: Why “Qualifier” and Victor Hanescu as floaters? Because one of those will likely send the struggling No. 4 seed Roddick out of the tournament in his first match; interesting opening-round match-ups include (6) Baghdatis vs. (WC) Benneteau, and (8) Fognini vs. (WC) Gulbis; Roddick is making his debut in Nice, looking for some last-minute clay preparation after going winless this dirt season, and extending his losing record to four straight matches; the Top 4 seeds in Nice this year are all making their tournament debuts; Richard Gasquet won the title last year.

Power Horse World Team Cup
Dusseldorf, Germany
Surface: clay

Teams:
USA — Mardy Fish, Sam Querrey, John Isner, James Blake
Serbia — Viktor Troicki, Janko Tipsarevic, Nenad Zimonjic, Dusan Lajovic
Germany — Florian Mayer, Philipp Kohlschreiber, Philipp Petzschner, Christopher Kas
Argentina — Juan Monaco, Juan Ignacio Chela, Maximo Gonzalez
Spain — Marcel Granollers, Daniel Gimeno-Traver, Marc Lopez
Kazakhstan — Andrey Golubev, Mikhail Kukushkin, Denis Yevseyev
Russia — Mikhail Youzhny, Igor Andreev, Dmitry Tursunov, Victor Baluda
(WC) Sweden — Robin Soderling, Christian Lindell, Robert Lindstedt, Simon Aspelin

Notes: Argentina is the defending champ; the U.S. has not won the event since 1993; the event was slated to disappear from the ATP calendar with no sponsor until Power Horse stepped in; Power Horse seems to be an energy drink made in Austria.

Brussels Ladies Open
Brussels, Belgium
Surface: clay

Seeds: Caroline Wozniacki, Vera Zvonareva, Francesca Schiavone, Jelena Jankovic, Petra Kvitova, Shahar Peer, Dominika Cibulkova, Yanina Wickmayer (pre-draw)

Floaters: Draw not available as of Sunday a.m.

Notes: The inaugural Brussels Open by GDF SUEZ is held at the Royal Primrose Tennis Club.

Internationaux de Strasbourg
Strasbourg, France
Surface: clay

Seeds: Marion Bartoli, Andrea Petkovic, Ana Ivanovic, Nadia Petrova, Maria Kirilenko, Daniela Hantuchova, Anabel Medina Garrigues, Lucie Hradecka

Floaters: Kimiko Date-Krumm, Jelena Dokic, Melanie Oudin, Sania Mirza, (WC) Alize Cornet, Rebecca Marino

Notes: Starters of interest include (1) Bartoli vs. Date-Krumm, (7) Medina Garrigues vs. Oudin, Mirza vs. (WC) Cornet (winner to face (4) Petrova vs. Canadian comer Marino); Maria Sharapova won the 2010 championship.


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5 Comments for Woz at Brussels, Roddick in Nice; Pre-French Previews

Cherry Says:

Thank you for sharing the previews! This is very helpful! http://www.tennisround.com


jane Says:

They docked Roddick/Fish some of the doubles prize money because they withdrew prior to the final; Andy is quite upset about it – Here are a couple of articles explaining his position.

http://msn.foxsports.com/tennis/story/andy-roddick-angry-at-atp-tennis-after-doubles-prize-money-taken-away-051511

http://blogs.montrealgazette.com/2011/05/15/roddick-leaves-roma-in-a-snit/

I was searching for an update on his shoulder and whether he would still play Nice, but I couldn’t find anything suggesting he was pulling out.


dari Says:

Thanks for.sharing that Jane. Is heard a little news that roddick was upset about.something and that the boys were trying to.get to Brussels, but didnt have the full.story.
Sounds like a sitcom plot or something .


jane Says:

A sitcom plot; lol dari. I’d like to see that sitcom. :)


dari Says:

Setting up a great moment for an all- American clay dubs final, the nation’s leader sadly gets a shoulder injury :( But wait, there is a silver lining here, the leader can use this opportunity to sacrifice for the rest of the team who is, what else, TRYING TO CATCH A FLIGHT!
The guys make their flight, Andy gets time to rest, but there’s a hitch- Andy and mardy are getting docked points and bucks for their w/d!
Meanwhile Andy stands up to the ATP, fighting not for the $, but for the PRINCIPLE. (is that the correct principle for this definition)
Protest complete with jokes like ” ATP doesn’t stand for assoc tennis professionals, but assoc. of tie people”
Seriously though, there needs to be an ATP reality show.

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