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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

RAFAEL NADAL PICTURED PLAYING DOUBLES IN PARIS ~ READY FOR SINGLES

RAFAEL NADAL AT THE BNP PARIBAS MASTERS

UPDATE OCTOBER 29, 2008
Rafael Nadal defeated Florent Serra 6-2, 6-4
and will play Gael Monfils October 30, 2008 not before 1:45 p.m. USA EST
In Paris that is 7:45 p.m.
I'll have to post pictures of the Round 2 match with Serra in the near future.
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The schedule for more information


Thursday, October 3o partial schedule:

Court Central
11:00 Juan Martin Del Potro v David Nalbandian
Nb 12:00 Andy Roddick v Gilles Simon
Nb 13:30 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga v Novak Djokovic
Fb Marin Cilic v Roger Federer
Nb 19:45 Rafael Nadal v Gael Monfils
Fb Tomas Berdych v Nikolay Davydenko

Court 1
14:00 Philipp Kohlschreiber v James Blake
Fb Andy Murray v Fernando Verdasco

(Nb=Not Before, Fb=Followed By)

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THE PARIS DOUBLES REPORT

Rafael Nadal (ESP) and Juan Monaco (ARG) won doubles 6-2, 6-4 over Nicolas Mahut (FRA) and Paul-Henri Mathieu (FRA) on Tuesday, October 28, 2008

WEDNESDAY October 29, 2008

Rafael Nadal (ESP) and Juan Monaco (ARG) will play Mahesh Bhupathi (IND) and Mark Knowles (BAH)

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Pictures of the doubles match in Paris, October 28, 2008
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Above two photo credits: Hamish Blair ~ ATP
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Rafa training and brief interview
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Wild Wednesday ~ October 28, 2008 - Source: www.bnpparibasmasters.org


It is not often that so many big names play on the same day of a tournament, but that is exactly the treat that is in store for the crowd at the BNP Paribas Masters on Wednesday. With Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Andy Murray, David Nalbandian, Gilles Simon and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga just part of the galaxy of stars hitting the courts, fans will hardly know which way to turn.

Anyone with tickets for Wednesday at the BNP Paribas Masters can consider themselves very lucky indeed. Be it for the day or for the night session, they will be witnessing star-studded tennis at its best. From 11 am until late at night, a panoply of seeds will be battling it out for a third-round berth.

Some of the best will be saved til last, with the No2 and 3 seeds taking part in the night session. At 7.45 pm (CET), Roger Federer will make his grand entrance onto Centre Court to face Robin Söderling, who won last week’s tournament a few hours south of Bercy in Lyon. While the Swiss maestro leads 7-0 in the head-to-head and won a title himself last Sunday – at his home tournament in Basle for the third year in a row – the Swedish indoor specialist will certainly be no pushover.

Another pretender to the BNP Paribas Masters throne will follow Federer onto centre stage – Andy Murray. The Scotsman has very much been the rising star of the second half of the season, winning at Madrid and Saint Petersburg in the last two weeks to go with his title in Cincinnati and US Open final. Facing American Sam Querrey, the world No4 should not be in any danger.

The highlight of the afternoon will be the singles debut of world No1 Rafael Nadal, who according to his coach and uncle Toni Nadal is currently suffering from fatigue (though this was not apparent when he partnered Juan Monaco to doubles victory earlier on Tuesday…). He will face lucky loser Florent Serra – a man whom he has beaten twice this year dropping only five games over five sets in the process. The Frenchman will have the crowd behind him and has vowed to play a more aggressive style of tennis on Wednesday.

The crowd will have other home favourites to fete on Wednesday, with Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (No13) facing wily Czech Radek Stepanek and rising star Gilles Simon (No10) who will take on Russia’s Igor Andreev in a match crucial to the Frenchman’s hopes of making the end-of-season ATP Tennis Masters Cup.

David Ferrer (No5), James Blake (No11) and Stanislas Wawrinka (No12) all hope to squeeze into the top eight and secure a berth for Shanghai and all of them will be playing on No1 court tomorrow. Opening the proceedings back on Centre Court at 11am will be reigning champion David Nalbandian (No8), facing Germany’s Nicolas Kiefer.

Surprises may well be in store on Wednesday but one thing is for certain – there will be some incredible tennis from a host of top names.

THE SINGLES SCHEDULE

October 29, 2008 Wednesday Tennis in Paris

Paris (Paris time ~ 6 hours ahead of USA EST)
Court Central
11:00 David Nalbandian v Nicolas Kiefer
Fb Gilles Simon v Igor Andreev
Fb Rafael Nadal v Florent Serra
Fb Jo-Wilfried Tsonga v Radek Stepanek
Nb 19:45 Robin Soderling v Roger Federer
Fb Andy Murray v Sam Querrey

Court 1
11:00 Marcel Granollers v Marin Cilic
Fb David Ferrer v Philipp Kohlschreiber
Fb Ivan Ljubicic v Nikolay Davydenko
Fb Stanislas Wawrinka v Tomas Berdych
Fb Simone Bolelli v James Blake

(Nb=Not Before, Fb=Followed By)

More on the schedule

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Rafael Nadal in L'Equipe during BNP Paribas in Paris Bercy

Rafa Report is in French

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Paris pre-tournment Rafa interview in English

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