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2012 Australian Open – Day 5 Men’s Notes

DAY 5 MEN’S NOTES - Friday 20 January | 3rd Round Bottom Half
(via  ITF Communications)

Featured matches
No. 2 Rafael Nadal (ESP) v (Q) Lukas Lacko (SVK)
No. 3 Roger Federer (SUI) v Ivo Karlovic (CRO)
No. 7 Tomas Berdych (CZE) v No. 30 Kevin Anderson (RSA)
No. 10 Nicolas Almagro (ESP) v No. 21 Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI)
No. 11 Juan Martin del Potro (ARG) v Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE)
No. 13 Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR) v Bernard Tomic (AUS)
No. 16 John Isner (USA) v No. 18 Feliciano Lopez (ESP)
Alejandro Falla (COL) v Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER)

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WTC Highlights

For highlights of the World Tennis Challenge in Adelaide be sure to check out their YouTube Channel at – www.youtube.com/AdelaideWTC – includes highlights of Brad’s exhibition match vs. John McEnroe.

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Australian Open Preview

What to Watch For in Melbourne – ATP World Tour Storylines (via @SharkoTennis)

* Big 3 Lead The Way – Since 2007 Roland Garros, 21 times the trio of Djokovic, Nadal and Federer have reached the semifinals together. Of the 21, nine have come in a Grand Slam tournament, including three of the past five.

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Brad to Join Andre in Hall of Fame Exhibition

On the day after his induction to the International Tennis Hall of Fame, the one and only Andre Agassi will thrill fans once more when he takes to the legendary grass courts of the International Tennis Hall of Fame for the Hall of Fame Classic Exhibition Match. Agassi will pair up with his former coach and good friend, Brad Gilbert to play against Hall of Famer Owen Davidson and former top-10 ATP World Tour star Todd Martin. The match will be played at 10 a.m. on Sunday, July 10. Tickets are $35 and $45 and are available on tennisfame.com or by phone at 401-849-6053. Tickets will be sold at the gate, based on availability.

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WIMBLEDON DAY 13 – MEN’S NOTES

2011 WIMBLEDON DAY 13 MEN’S NOTES
Sunday 3 July Singles Final

NO. 1 RAFAEL NADAL (ESP) v NO. 2 NOVAK DJOKOVIC (SRB)

Prize money and ATP ranking points
Today’s champion receives £1,100,000 in prize money, while the runner-up collects £550,000. In total, the men’s singles prize fund for 2011 Wimbledon is £5,230,000, an 8.5% increase on 2010. The winner is also awarded 2000 ATP ranking points, with the runner-up receiving 1200.

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