Canada 2010 Men’s Quarter Finals

Creative Commons Licensephoto credit:swampa

Last updated 14 August at 6:50am in Cincinnati. See the latest results below…

The 2010 Canadian Open men’s main draw singles round of 16 matches are now complete. There are still 5 of the Top 8 seeds still alive in the draw including the Top 4 seeds. Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Andy Murray will be tryong to set up a Nadal-Murray and Federer-Djokovic semi final day.

OCA will keep you updated with all of the quarter final results as matches are completed, right here on this post. The 4 quarter final matches are scheduled for today and will be played on Centre Court. The player’s name that is bolded is OCA’s prediction of who will win each match. Any player whose name is italicised and has his first name removed is a seeded player who WAS expected to win through to the quarter finals.

The 2010 Rogers Cup in Toronto quarter final singles draw is:

  1. (1) Rafel Nadal versus Philipp Kohlschreiber (8) Roddick
  2. (4) Andy Murray v. David Nalbandian (5) Soderling
  3. (7) Tomas Berdych v. (3) Roger Federer
  4. (6) Davydenko Jeremy Chardy v. (2) Novak Djokovic

The order of play for Day 7 – Friday 13 August is:

  1. 1pm: Murray defeated Nalbandian 6-2 6-2
  2. 2:30pm: Nadal def. Kohlschreiber 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
  3. 7pm Berdych lost to Federer 3-6, 7-5, 6-7 (5-7)
  4. Chardy lost to Djokovic 2-6 3-6

Pictured above is 26 year old German Philipp Kohlschreiber moving towards the ball with his racquet set up to play a backhand volley. The 1.78m Kohlschreiber has equalled his best career result in an ATP Tour Masters 1000 tournament by winning through to the quarter finals. Kohlschreiber also made the quarter finals at the Monte Carlo Open in 2007 & 2010 and at the Cincinnati Open in 2008.

The No.1 ranked German is with in a win or two of achieving a new career best ranking thus far, his career high ranking is World No.22. Kohlschreiber has already achieved his best result at the Rogers Cup in Toronto Canada and today he will need to do likewise against World No.1 Rafael Nadal, who he has been unable to beat in the past.

In the 2nd match of the day 28 year old David Nalbandian of Argentina goes into his match against 23 year old Andy Murray having won both of their previous matches. The last meeting between these two was at the 2008 Paris Open where the 1.8m Nalbandian won 7-6 (7-3), 6-3. Nalbandian’s best result in Canada is being a runner-up in 2003. The former World No.3 has won 3 major titles thus far, the 2005 ATP Tour Finals, the 2007 Madrid Open and the 2007 Paris Open.

The 3rd match of the day sees 24 year old Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic going for a 3rd straight win this year against 29 year old Roger Federer, even though the 1.96m Berdych trails Federer 8-3 in their past battles. Berdych has equalled his best result at Canada but will be looking to win another Masters 1000 title to improve his career high ranking which is currently No.7 and really bolster his chances of qualifying for the ATP Tour Finals.

The final match of the day sees two 23 year olds who are both 1.88m tall meet for the 5th time. Djokovic has won all 4 of their previous matches including a 6-1 6-1 victory at the Rome Open this year. Chardy of France will be up against it but seems to playing well enough to have a chance to claim his 3rd Top 10 scalp in a row against the 2007 Canadian Open champion from Serbia.

Stay tuned to this tennis website for further information about the Canadian Open. Click this link for more details about both the men’s and women’s singles events including the schedules of play -> Canada 2010: August 7-22.

© 2010