Cincinnati Preview: Djokovic, Serena Attempt to Rebound
by Staff | August 10th, 2014, 11:45 pm

Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Surface: hard

Men’s Seeds: Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Stan Wawrinka, Tomas Berdych, Milos Raonic, David Ferrer, Grigor Dimitrov, Andy Murray, Ernests Gulbis, Richard Gasquet, John Isner, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Roberto Bautista Agut, Marin Cilic, Fabio Fognini, Tommy Robredo
Men’s Floaters: (WC) Jack Sock, Feliciano Lopez, Kevin Anderson, Vasek Pospisil, Radek Stepanek

Men’s Notes: Potential tough starts for (16) Robredo vs. (WC) Sock, (14) Cilic vs. the hot-handed Lopez, the struggling (11) Isner vs. Anderson, and (2) Federer against Pospisil or Stepanek…Wildcards went to Americans Robby Ginepri, Steve Johnson, Sam Querrey and Jack Sock…Pulling from the event were Nicolas Almagro, Carlos Berlocq, Juan Mart´┐Żn del Potro, Alexandr Dolgopolov, Tommy Haas, Florian Mayer, Rafael Nadal, Kei Nishikori and Dmitry Tursunov…Rafael Nadal beat Isner in last year’s final…Former champions in the field are Federer (2012,’10-9,’07,’05) and Murray (2011,’08).

Women’s Seeds: Serena Williams, Simona Halep, Petra Kvitova, Agnieszka Radwanska, Maria Sharapova, Angelique Kerber, Eugenie Bouchard, Jelena Jankovic, Ana Ivanovic, Victoria Azarenka, Dominika Cibulkova, Caroline Wozniacki, Flavia Pennetta, Sara Errani, Carla Suarez Navarro, Lucie Safarova

Women’s Floaters: Sam Stosur, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Alize Cornet, Madison Keys, Venus Williams

Women’s Notes: Potential tough first-rounders went to (1) Serena vs. the former Slam winner Stosur, (7) Bouchard vs. Kuznetsova, (5) Sharapova vs. the Cornet/Keys winner, and (16) Safarova vs. Venus…Wildcards went to Americans Lauren Davis and Christina McHale, and Swiss Belinda Bencic…Pulling from the event were Li Na and Yvonne Meusburger…Last year Azarenka beat Serena Williams in the final…Returning champs in the field are Azarenka (2013), Sharapova (2011), and Jankovic (2009).

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7 Comments for Cincinnati Preview: Djokovic, Serena Attempt to Rebound

Hippy Chic Says:

Nice picture of Nole with Christiano….

Michael Says:

I hope Novak make amends in Cincinnati for his bad showing at Toranto. A good showing at Cincinnati is crucial for boosting his morale ahead of US Open. He also has to prove that there is still fire in him after his marriage.

robert1962 Says:

hope mr murray can take the positives into cinci still eveything to play for and that increasing elusive place in london to think about, go for it andy..

BT Says:

Hoping Novak can complete the Masters 1000 career slam!

Giles Says:

Tennis X. Thanks for changing the colour of the background.
That awful green was rather depressing! Lol

jane Says:

according to an AP article posted at

“Djokovic said the courts in Cincinnati don’t seem quite as fast as those in Toronto”

this is surprising as it’s usually the other way around. but i know some people noted that the courts were playing fast in toronto.

calmdownplease Says:

Yes that `some people` included me.
They’ve done a switcheroo, a bit better for Novak then if its the case, but it will still be very hot there.

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