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  • Almagro, Robredo battle in round of 16

    6/1/13 11:48 PM | Kelli DeMario
    Almagro, Robredo battle in round of 16 Tournament seed Nicolas Almagro is back on court to face fellow Spaniard Tommy Robredo for a place in the quarterfinal. The two are set to contest their fifth career clay-court meeting on Sunday.

    World No. 13 Nicolas Almagro holds a perfect 5-0 series advantage over former World No. 5 Tommy Robredo. Almagro has won eight of 9 clay-court sets contested against Robredo, which includes a 6-4, 7-6(4), round of 16 victory at the 2013 tournament in Acapulco.

    Almagro made the fourth round after taking out 20th seed Andreas Seppi in straight sets. The 27-year-old Spaniard collected 19 aces and 43 winners en route to a 7-6(1), 6-0, 6-4 victory. Almagro is seeking his fourth quarterfinal berth at the French Open.

    Robredo advanced to the round of 16 following his five-sets ousting of France's Gael Monfils. The veteran came through the round of 32 in three hours and 46 minutes, 2-6, 6-7(5), 6-2, 7-6(3), 6-2. Robredo is bidding for his fifth quarterfinal berth at the tournament.

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Almagro had to fight for the first set but right now Robredo his playing through gritted teeth and Almagro has an early break in the 2nd set.

ed251137 , 6/2/13 2:35 PM


Tommy is serving for the 3rd set...

phoenix , 6/2/13 3:21 PM


...and he takes it.

phoenix , 6/2/13 3:26 PM


What a turn up for the books. Apparently the last time he took a set off Almagro was 2007. lol. The crowd were urging Tommy over the finish line. They want their moneysworth after the rather tame Ferrer Anderson match. Has Tommy found a second wind. Again.

ed251137 , 6/2/13 3:32 PM


Brutal rallies. I think that was the last gasp from Robredo.

Almagro leaves the court. Since when were players allowed to take a bathroom break between games when there is no change of end? Wait for the boos when he returns.

ed251137 , 6/2/13 3:58 PM


My TV feed is showing the Tsonga match. From what you are describing @ed, I am glad Rafa does not have to face an Armada member before the finals potentially!

rafaisthebest , 6/2/13 4:07 PM


Its 2 sets all now? Okay, Tommy wins this and Almagro will check himself into a mental institution............

rafaisthebest , 6/2/13 4:16 PM


The winner actually is Ferru, he will munch on either of these tired guys like yesterday.......

Hello semis!!

rafaisthebest , 6/2/13 4:18 PM


Riveting stuff though isn't it?

ed251137 , 6/2/13 4:36 PM


Almugro the CHOKER.

#TommyCanYouHearMe
#VamosTommy

Conspirator , 6/2/13 4:40 PM


RT @juanjo_sports: "One of the main reasons why Almagro has never made "the leap" is his utter lack of a transition game. The forecourt might as well be a trapdoor that leads to hell, as far as Almagro is concerned. Never looks to come after one of his missiles."

Corretja, are you listening?

#Armada

rafaisthebest , 6/2/13 4:50 PM


Meanwhile a routine demolition of Troicki by Tsonga is taking place on Chartrier.

ed251137 , 6/2/13 4:54 PM


What to do with Nico?

rafaisthebest , 6/2/13 5:06 PM


Draw dropping comeback by Tommy. Chapeau.

ed251137 , 6/2/13 5:06 PM


Before Almagro passes away, he should make sure that his brain is donated for scientific research. I am not even joking....

tj600 , 6/2/13 5:08 PM


If Tommy never wins another match, he will remember RG '13 for the rest of his life.

ed251137 , 6/2/13 5:12 PM


#SurePlaysAMeanPinball
#VamosTommy
#NicoTheMentalCabbage

Conspirator , 6/2/13 5:15 PM


Tommy has beaten Nico in 5 sets.

nadline , 6/2/13 5:16 PM


Wow!

xrf , 6/2/13 5:30 PM



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