Tennis Buzz #3, the tennis week in review

In this Tennis Buzz #3, a look at Soderling and Rafter‘s wins in Bercy and Sydney.

It’s a well deserved victory for Soderling, who defeated Simon, Wawrinka, Roddick, Llodra and Monfils to capture his first Masters 1000 title.

“I don’t have a very good record in finals, and especially here in Paris, but I think a final is that one match you really want to win. I’m really happy that I played well today, and now I’m here winning the title. When I won that last point, I just felt so happy and I felt so relieved. I really wanted to win this match so much.”

Following his win, he reached a career high number 4 ranking.

Robin Soderling

Another big disappointment for Monfils who lost in the Bercy final for the second year in a row.

“Today I wasn’t able to find the extra stamina that I would have needed to be more competitive. … It’s the first time I’ve been beating three top-10 players in the same tournament.”

Gael Monfils

More info on the 2010 Paris Bercy Masters.

I spent 2 days in Paris last week and watched live some third round and quarterfinals matches and I must say some players like Djokovic and Roddick looked completely burned out. Unfortunately (or fortunately) for them, they won’t rest much these days: they are both qualified for the Masters in London.
The ATP World Tour Finals draw has been revealed today:
– group A: Nadal (1), Djokovic (3), Berdych (6), Ferrer (7)
– group B: Federer (2), Soderling (4), Murray (5), Roddick (8)
Last year’s winner Nikolay Davydenko failed to qualify.

I won’t be in London for the Masters, BUT… I will be in London for the Aegon Masters Tennis, the seniors tournament played at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall.
A bit disappointed because Stefan Edberg, last year’s finalist won’t play. But I will get to see 2009 winner Pat Rafter, Pat Cash, Goran Ivanisevic, Tim Henman…
Rafter is in good form as he took the inaugural Champions Downunder event in Sydney, defeating John McEnroe in final 6-2 6-2.

And the last tennis event I will attend this year is the Diamond Games in Antwerp : Kim Clijsters will play Justine Henin and Yanina Wickmayer will play Francesca Schiavone.
So, lots of photos and videos to come on Tennis Buzz!

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Have a good tennis week!

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