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  • Ferrer, Del Potro closing in on quarterfinal

    6/30/13 8:32 PM | Kelli DeMario
    Ferrer, Del Potro closing in on quarterfinal World No. 4 David Ferrer is back on court to take on Croatia's Ivan Dodig for a place among the final eight. The veteran is joined in round of 16 action by fellow seed Juan Martin Del Potro, who meets Italy's Andreas Seppi.

    (4) David Ferrer vs. Ivan Dodig

    Fourth seed David Ferrer leads World No. 49 Ivan Dodig 1-0 in the series. Monday marks their first meeting on grass.

    Ferrer is through to the round of 16 after surviving a five-set encounter with 26th seed Alexandr Dolgopolov. The 31-year-old Spaniard rallied from a two-sets-to-one deficit, holding on to close the final set 6-2. Ferrer is seeking his second quarterfinal berth at the tournament.

    Dodig passed into the fourth round following the retirement of opponent Igor Sijsling. The 28-year-old Croatia is bidding for his first quarterfinal spot in a Grand Slam event.

    (8) Juan Martin Del Potro vs. (23) Andreas Seppi

    World No. 8 Juan Martin Del Potro holds a 3-1 series advantage over World No. 28 Andreas Seppi. The Argentine leads 1-0 on grass after winning a first-round match at the 2012 Olympics.

    Del Potro advanced to the round of 16 with a 7-5, 7-6(3), 6-0 victory over Slovenia's Grega Zemlja. The 24-year-old struck 10 aces and 29 winners through 115 minutes of competition. Del Potro looks to reach his first quarterfinal at the All-England Club.

    Seppi is through to the fourth round after surviving an extended match with 12th seed Kei Nishikori. The 29-year-old Italian dug out of a two-sets-to-one deficit, sealing the final set 6-4. Seppi is seeking his first quarterfinal berth at Wimbledon.

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Ferrer must be hurting, missing out 8 break-point chances in the first set and then lose the tie-break.
Still, not over yet.
Vamos Ferrer!

Shireling , 7/1/13 1:49 PM


Yes!
The bulldog takes the 2nd tie-break!

Shireling , 7/1/13 2:43 PM


3rd set in the bag, with a bread-stick to go, and 3-0 on the fourth, things are looking good for Ferrer.
Vamos David!

Shireling , 7/1/13 3:23 PM


Vamos David, Vamos Murray!

atul1985 , 7/1/13 3:50 PM


Lisciki serving for the match against Serena....this will be the biggest upset of Wimbledon'13 if it happens.

atul1985 , 7/1/13 4:15 PM


Unbelievable, this is one hell of a crazy wimbledon.

atul1985 , 7/1/13 4:19 PM


great David! :)
atul1985 , Serena going out is a shocker but I don't think it's a bigger upset than Fed going out in 2nd round (since he was the defending champion).
About Nadal I don't talk since he alredy went out in 2nd round last year.

Shireling , 7/1/13 4:42 PM


atul , not really..i thot lisciki had a good chance to beat serena and she is the only player who can beat serena on grass at the moment because of ths strength of her service games and power hitting... federer's exit was a bigger surprise and even rafa's..

vamosrafa , 7/1/13 4:46 PM


@Shireling - Serena was the defending Champion too and THE super hot favourite to win...Fed was just one of the favourites. Considering this, I believe Serena's upset is the biggest one

atul1985 , 7/1/13 4:47 PM


Verdasco two sets up.
Vamos Fernando!!!
DelPo just brok Seppi and Murray managed to hold a tight first game.

Shireling , 7/1/13 4:48 PM


When Daveed is playing the refrain 'it's not over till the fat lady sings' has never been more true. Once again it was his stamina that won the day

That final set between Williams and Lisciki was the ultimate cliffhanger.

The seeds are going down like nine-pins.

ed251137 , 7/1/13 4:52 PM


Kubot beats Mannarino ... (who are these people? lol)
You have a point atul1985, I still think Fed going out in 2nd round is bigger though but maybe it's because I don't watch much WTA

Shireling , 7/1/13 4:52 PM


one of the semifinalist on Murray's side is going to be a totally new name

atul1985 , 7/1/13 4:56 PM


Nothing personal, but am happy the seeds are falling like nine pins. It makes Rafa's ouster look normal.

rafaisthebest , 7/1/13 4:56 PM


Verdasco has started to lose it a bit

Shireling , 7/1/13 5:07 PM


Is that it for today or still more to come...:-)

phoenix , 7/1/13 5:08 PM


i hope delpo beats ferrer..really respect ferrer for his effort and hardwork but he does not stand a chance against Big 4 when they are playing well...delpo would have a decent chance to defeat djokovic

waiting for haas vs djo ! that could be a cracker...grass surely favors haas more..djo the clear favourite though but I am counting on tommy to give us a really good match ! djo in 4

vamosrafa , 7/1/13 5:27 PM


Delpotro's injured. I'm not sure he's gonna be much of a challenge to anyone with a slightly better serve than Seppi......*whistle*

deuce , 7/1/13 5:35 PM


kudos for Verdasco.
Ferrer is also slightly injured (ankle)

Shireling , 7/1/13 5:43 PM


Juan Martin is hurt. The ankle is okay but the knee is still bothering him from that spill in the earlier round match.
I feel bad for him. He says he's going to do everything he can to heal in the next day in a half but Ferru will try to make him run.

mara002 , 7/2/13 4:49 AM



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