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2012 Daily Tennis News Wire -
Roland Garros
Paris, France
Men's Tuesday Tennis Summary

Roland Garros
Singles - Quarterfinal: (1) N Djokovic def. (5) J Tsonga 6-1 5-7 5-7 7-6(8-6) 6-1
Novak Djokovic was really cranky in the fourth set of this, and of course the crowd was backing Jo-Wilfried Tsonga with all they had -- but, somehow, Djokovic managed to stay alive, saving four match points. And the clay is not Tsonga's surface; his game deteriorated in the fifth. Djokovic manages to ever so slightly strengthening his grip on the #1 ranking. Tsonga will probably stay at #5; see today's Feature.

Singles - Quarterfinal: (3) R Federer def. (9) J del Potro 3-6 6-7(4-7) 6-2 6-0 6-3
Roger Federer was very, very lucky here. In the first two sets, he faced a Juan Martin del Potro who was truly hitting at his best. But then del Potro started having trouble with his knee. The trainer came out after the third set, but he couldn't do much. Which means, if we did everything right, that del Potro will be only #9 next week. As for Federer, he still is waiting to see how Rafael Nadal will perform.

Doubles - Quarterfinal: (2) Bryan/Bryan def. Marach/Zeballos 6-1 4-6 6-4
The Bryans make life just a little harder for Mirnyi/Nestor.

Doubles - Quarterfinal: (10) Qureshi/Rojer def. (3) Llodra/Zimonjic 6-4 2-1, retired (Llodra/Back)
And so there will be no improvement in the rankings of Llodra and Zimonjic. Mirnyi, Nestor, and the Bryans will be the Top Four in some order. We currently show the Top Ten as follows:
1..(3) Bryan..............8430
1..(3) Bryan..............8430
3..(1) Mirnyi.............7810
3..(1) Nestor.............7810
5..(5) Llodra.............6760
6..(6) Zimonjic...........6740
7..(7) Paes...............6375
8..(8) Fyrstenberg........5995
8..(8) Matkowski..........5995
10.(10) Lindstedt..........5200
10.(11) Tecau..............5200
Robert Lindstedt is almost certain to be #10, but Qureshi could pass him with a title.

Mixed Doubles - Quarterfinal: (5) Vesnina/Paes def. (1) Huber/Mirnyi 4-6 7-5 10-5 (Match TB)
Another clear triumph for Mixed rankings, which would have promoted Vesnina/Paes to #2 (actually co-#1) and dropped Huber/Mirnyi to #6.

Mixed Doubles - Quarterfinal: Voskoboeva/Bracciali def. Llagostera Vives/Marach 6-1 6-2
This, on the other hand, shows a genuine if hard-to-avoid weakness of mixed doubles rankings: The fact that we calculate them over three years. Galina Voskoboeva didn't turn into a serious player until about a year ago. So her Mixed ranking is certainly weaker than her current level of skill....



 

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