David Ferrer vs Marcel Granollers
Kevin Anderson vs Richard Gasquet
Anderson wins first set at tiebreak:
Gasquet serves for the second set:
Sam Querrey vs Novak Djokovic
8-0 in 28 minutes for Djokovic.
At that moment I just wanted this match to end as quickly as possible, but Querrey suddenly woke up, started to make some returns, kept the ball in the court. He somehow managed to win one game, two games, the second set and then the match! And well, let’s say Djokovic didn’t try a lot.
Djokovic serving for the first set:
Querrey serves for the second set:
Sam Querrey’s interview after his victory:
Michael Llodra vs John Isner
Last year, Isner beat Wawrinka, Kunitsyn, Lopez and Ferrer on his way to the semifinals, where he held three match points before losing to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. This year he lost to Michael Llodra in straight sets 6-4 7-6.
It was my first time watching one of his matches and probably (hopefully) the last time. The only thing he can do is to serve. He was totally unable to keep the ball in the court, and he’s ranked number 11… Spectators should be paid to watch him “playing”.
Who will win the 2012 BNP Paris Bercy Masters?
- David Ferrer (43%, 9 Votes)
- Other (19%, 4 Votes)
- Roger Federer (14%, 3 Votes)
- Novak Djokovic (10%, 2 Votes)
- Andy Murray (5%, 1 Votes)
- Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (5%, 1 Votes)
- Juan Martin del Potro (5%, 1 Votes)
- Tomas Berdych (0%, 0 Votes)
- Milos Raonic (0%, 0 Votes)
- John Isner (0%, 0 Votes)
Total Voters: 21
That’s it for my Paris Bercy recap. I’ll be there back again next year.
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Schedule nonsense at Bercy on Day 2: on Court Central (14 500 seats): Chardy, Mathieu and Llodra. On court 1 (300 seats): Dimitrov, Melzer, Cilic, Dolgopolov, Querrey and Verdasco. So as you guessed it, I spent most of the afternoon on Court 1.
Grigor Dimitrov vs Jurgen Melzer
The first match on Court 1: “Baby Fed” Dimitrov against 2010 French Open semifinalist Jurgen Melzer.
Both players had a disappointing season: Melzer’s ranking fell from 8 in 2011 to 30 this year and Dimitrov is around the top 50.
I’ve spent a few days in Paris for the Bercy Masters. Here’s my day 1 recap. Stay tuned for more pics and videos.