Federer, Serena Take Juicy Hamburg, Bastad Guarantees: Previews
by Staff | July 13th, 2013, 10:54 pm
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bet-at-home Open — German Tennis Championships
Hamburg, Germany; Surface: clay

Seeds: Roger Federer, Tommy Haas, Nicolas Almagro, Jerzy Janowicz, Juan Monaco, Andreas Seppi, Alexandr Dolgopolov, Jeremy Chardy, Benoit Paire, Tommy Robredo, Feliciano Lopez, Fabio Fognini, Mikhail Youzhny, Fernando Verdasco, Ernests Gulbis, Martin Klizan


Floaters: Nikolay Davydenko, Gael Monfils

Notes: Roger Federer receives a huge slice of appearance money cake to make a surprising Hamburg appearance…Janowicz, Paire and Gulbis are seeds making their first appearances in Hamburg…Monaco beat Haas in last year’s final, Haas’ best effort in 10 career appearances…All 16 seeds receive opening-round byes, but tough starts for (7) Dolgopolov vs. Davydenko and (5) Monaco vs. Monfils likely in round two…Wildcards went to Federer, and Germans Julian Reister, Jan-Lennard Struff and Alexander Zverev…(1) Federer is looking at (15) Gulbis in the 3rd rd…Pulling from the event were Pablo Cuevas, J�rgen Melzer, Jarkko Nieminen, Gilles Simon and Bernard Tomic…Returning champs in the field are Monaco (2012), Davydenko (2009), Federer (2007,’05-04,’02), and Robredo (2006).

Claro Open Colombia
Bogota, Colombia; Surface: hard

Seeds: Janko Tipsarevic, Kevin Anderson, Igor Sijsling, Edouard Roger-Vasselin, Adrian Mannarino, Santiago Giraldo, Aljaz Bedene, Xavier Malisse

Floaters: “Dr.” Ivo Karlovic

Notes: The hardcourt event in Columbia celebrates its first year after relocating from Los Angeles, Calif…Is this part of the US Open Series?…Rough field with no Top 10 players and three seeded players ranked in the 80s…(3) Sijsling tough draw facing Dr. Ivo after an opening-round bye…Wildcards went to Colombians Nicolas Barrientos, Carlos Salamanca and Eduardo Struvay…Pulling from the event were Igor Andreev, Denis Kudla, Gilles Muller, Rajeev Ram, Newport semifinalist Michael Russell, and Jack Sock.

Collector Swedish Open
Bastad, Sweden; Surface: red clay

Seeds: Serena Williams, Simona Halep, Klara Zakopalova, Tsvetana Pironkova, Lourdes Dominguez Lino, Lesya Tsurenko, Silvia Soler Espinosa, Johanna Larsson

Floaters: Anabel Medina Garrigues, Virginie Razzano, Flavia Pennetta

Notes: Serena gets that fat slice of guarantee money cake, or apparently all the slices, with the No. 2 seed 30 places behind her in the rankings…Serena opens against Sesil Karatantcheva, the former French Open quarterfinalist who served a two-year ban for doping…Wildcards went to Swiss Belinda Bencic, this year’s French and Wimbledon juniors winner, and Swedes Ellen Allgurin and Rebecca Peterson…Tough draws for (5) Dominguez Lino against fellow Spaniard Medina Garriguez, (7) Soler-Espinosa vs. the veteran Razzano, and (2) Halep second round against Pennetta…Pulling from the event were Alexa Glatch, Kaia Kanepi, Magdalena Rybarikova, Yaroslava Shvedova and Venus Williams…Not participating in the event is Polona Hercog, who last year in the final defeated Mathilde Johansson for her second consecutive title…There are no former champs in the field.

Nurnberger Gastein Ladies
Bad Gastein, Austria; Surface: clay

No draw info available as of Saturday

 


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10 Comments for Federer, Serena Take Juicy Hamburg, Bastad Guarantees: Previews

Rogerisclass Says:

go Roger. go Tommy.

never Gulbis…


Colin Says:

This being an American website, I assume the articles are written by Americans.
It ill behoves a US citizen to joke about the chances of being shot in Bogota – or anywhere.


SG1 Says:

Comment about being shot was a little tasteless. I do think whoever wrote was just trying to explain why top 10 players weren’t showing up to this tournament i.e. not feeling safe. No excuse for the choice of words though. Could have been done better.


Sean Randall Says:

Agreed. Line has been removed.


KRIS Says:

Go Serena Go Roger take the money and titles, have fun you’ve achieved everything there is in tennis <3


Long Live The King Says:

Federer and Serena – the 2 greatest players of our generation.

Hope to see Federer live during these 2 clay-court events. I saw him at hamburg in 2007 and you cannot help but be in awe of the non-chalance with Roger makes an intensely competitive and brutal sport like tennis appear like a game of chess, a musical orchestra and a Michael Jackson dance show.

Serena’s athleticism is absolutely feline like. She makes her ferocious game look eminently watchable and many a time it is like one of the re-runs of a cheetah/tiger hunting down a gazelle!

Long Live The King and Queen of Tennis.


Kimberly Says:

Mahut gets another title!


RZ Says:

Sean, I can still see the line so I don’t think it was removed.


RZ Says:

Please, Roger, win at Hamburg. As much as I like some of your possible opponents, I really don’t want to hear more career obituaries from the blogosphere and twitterverse.


RZ Says:

Looks like it’s off now, good.

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