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ATP Matches of the Day - 13/06/09

by pottiella (U7028587) 12 June 2009
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A daily update on the key matchups to look out for in the upcoming day of play on the ATP Tour.

**Matches will be ordered by approximate timing of play rather than appearance by court. Therefore there may be some overlap of matches.
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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ London - Halle ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

LONDON (Queens) SF - The script continues to play out perfectly, with the British no 1 and top seed strolling through on home soil, and the second seed remaining on collision course to potentially set up the 'dream' Final. But nothing is for free, and one more match must be won for that to happen. Today Andy Murray leads the last four, which includes the inevitable all-American semi-final. It all looks very predictable - but that's usually when it turns out not to be, right?

13:00(BST)
Centre Court - Andy Murray vs Juan Carlos Ferrero
PREVIEW
A first meeting between the tournament favourite and a former world no 1, so plenty of unknown quantities...in theory at least. Murray has looked in increasingly devastating form, and comes into the semis after one of his best displays of serving in a long time. What will be important is to carry that consistency onwards, as Ferrero holds an abundance of experience and returning ability to give Murray a test.

It's looking good for the top seed, but if there's one thing we should have learnt from this tournament, is that Ferrero has immense fighting spirit to come through long and tough matches he looked set to lose. He may be hard to shake off, especially as he will be desperate to make his first grasscourt final.

Followed by**
Centre Court - Andy Roddick vs James Blake
PREVIEW
The Americans have got to be happy with their top two players making the semis of a prestigious tournament leading up to Wimbledon. However, beyond that it is business as usual, whereby Roddick will be tasting the possibility of winning a record 5th Queens title, and has looked in impeccable form to justify it.

Blake has largely been up and down, though doing enough to win comfortably in the end. Roddick however, has had to come through tight tiebreakers, yet his service game has been near-water tight. The stats for consistency point towards Roddick, but Blake has beaten him here before. Blake, at best, should test Roddick's netplay, but breaking serve might be tough.

Full Schedule of Play:
www.atpworldtour.com/tennis/...

Full Men's Draw:
www.atpworldtour.com/tennis/...

Live Scoring: www.protennislive.com/frames...
HALLE SF - The German crowd have been treated to a highly successful week for the home players, whereby they now have an all-German semifinal ensuring a guaranteed German in the final, not to mention an exclusively all-German doubles match as well. On the other side, Djokovic continues to live up to ranking and seeding, and has one more hurdle before setting up a date with a very partisan crowd...

13:00(BST)
Stadium - Tommy Haas vs Philipp Kohlschreiber
PREVIEW
The all-German semifinal should warm the crowd up immediately, and both have the potential to come out with all guns-blazing...but equally with errors spraying from their racquets. It is likely this match will ebb and flow for this reason, and if nothing else, it should be highly entertaining and unpredictable as a result.

However, if anyone has to have the edge, Haas' superior experience and devastating serve - if working - should see him through to the final.

15:30(BST)
Stadium - Novak Djokovic vs Olivier Rochus
PREVIEW
After an initial scare, Djokovic seemed to have received the much-needed wakeup call at exactly the right time, as he demonstrated imperious form in his QF match. Rochus, for his part, has come through tests as well as comfortable matches...but in all honesty faces an altogether difficult task now.

Djokovic, if carrying his form on from his quarters, should win this comfortably; but both Rochus and Djokovic have shown that the latter cannot afford any dips or slumps.

Full Schedule of Play:
www.atpworldtour.com/tennis/...

Full Men's Draw:
www.atpworldtour.com/tennis/...

Live Scoring: www.protennislive.com/frames...

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posted Jun 13, 2009

One more agreement and potti will be fourthed to do what we want
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applause yowwow

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posted Jun 13, 2009

OK, that's fourthed, then.smiley

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comment by yowwow (U4481513)

posted Jun 13, 2009

Well, good night everyone, good luck tomorrow Murray, and finally hope you have a great day tomorrow, potti. smiley

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posted Jun 13, 2009

lol ah well, the new thread won't be done for tonight either...

Sleep well...until tomorrow morning! smiley

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posted Jun 13, 2009

Goodnight guys! See u tomorrow on Andy's big day! Potti, bless u!

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comment by feisty (U12606032)

posted Jun 13, 2009

Motion carried . . .

yep, have a good day Pott's

G'nite folks . . .

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posted Jun 13, 2009

Regarding annoying people in front. Lean forward and say in a loud voice "Oh, no. I think I'm going to throw up" and watch them run for them there hills.devil

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posted Jun 14, 2009

On all lines of form, Murray should beat Blake in the final at Queens. He is the superior player after all.

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comment by EDAVFC (U7684851)

posted Jun 14, 2009

Murray will win in staraight sets today, Blake is a decent grass court player but Murray has been at a different level this week!

Wimbledon is anothr matter entirely, If Nadal pulls out and Murray gets the number 2 seeding and the seedings work in his favour then i think he'll the final, persoanlly i couldn't see Djokovic or Del Potro beating him on grass, in fact (given that even if he plays Rafa won't be 100%) Federer and a fully firing Roddick are the only guys with the grass court game to beat Murray! could be an exciting couple of weeks!

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posted Jun 14, 2009

Although I want Murray to win today, after reading about all of the problems Blake has had over the years, it wouldn't mind him winning either! Good luck to both ok

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