MEN’S & WOMEN’S Singles Quarter Finals:
The Indian Wells Open Women’s round of 16 is now complete. There are 5 of the Top 8 seeds remaining and 4 of these are displaying the type of performance level, that if maintained, will allow them to progress to the semi finals, (except No.4 seed Elena Dementieva).
The matches that you should try to see in the quarter finals of the 2010 BNP Paribas Open that could be the most fiercely competitive are Alisa Kleybanova versus Jelena Jankovic and Zheng Jie versus Caroline Wozniacki.
The following is the draw for the women’s quarter finals. The number in brackets before a players name is their seeding. The names that have a line drawn through them are the seeded players who were seeded to make it through to this round but have been upset by lower ranked players.
- (1) Kuznetsova (23) Alisa Kleybanova versus (6) Jelena Jankovic
(3) Azarenka (28) MJ Martinez Sanchez v. (8) Samantha Stosur
(5) Agnieszka Radwanska v. (4) Elena Dementieva
(7) Li (18) Zheng Jie v. (2) Caroline Wozniacki
The men have completed the round of 16 for bottom half of the draw. The top half of the draw are up next to play their round of 16 matches. The player’s name that is bolded is OCA’s prediction of who will win each match. The results of the round of 16 men’s matches will updated here once they are finalised, so you can see the final quarter final match ups.
The draw for the round of 16 men’s singles matches is:
- (1) Federer (27) Marcos Baghdatis versus (18) Tommy Robredo (14) Stepanek
(12) Monfils (22) Jurgen Melzer v. (7) Andy Roddick
(4) Andy Murray v. Nicolas Almagro (13) Ferrer
(9) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga v. (6) Robin Soderling
The draw for the quarter finals of the men’s singles is:
- (5) Davydenko (19) T. Berdych v. (3) Rafael Nadal
(8) Cilic (21) Juan Monaco v. (20) Ivan Ljubicic (2) Djokovic
The matches that you should try to see in the men’s 4th round of the 2010 BNP Paribas Open that could be the most fiercely competitive are Baghdatis versus Robredo and Tsonga versus Soderling.
Marcos Baghdatis is pictured above preparing to play his double handed backhand drive. The Cypriot defeated World No.1 Roger Federer for the first time despite losing 6 matches in a row to Federer prior to that, including the 2006 Australian Open singles final. Baghdatis played a great fighting match against Federer to save 2 match points in the 2nd set and another match point in the 3rd set to win 5-7, 7-5, 7-6 (7-4).
Baghdatis gave great insight into his victory in the post match interview when he said, “You cannot be aggressive the whole match. You have to choose the points that you have to be aggressive. You have to be smart. You have to change the game. I think that’s what I did well today. Roger was, I can say, a bit too aggressive. He was missing a lot of balls and I was more calm than him today.”
Stay tuned to this tennis website for further information and results at Indian Wells for both the men and women’s events. Click this link for more details -> Indian Wells 2010: Mar 12-21.
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