Tennis: ATP World Tour Finals 2010 – Soderling Beats Ferrer

Swedish tennis ace Robin Soderling defeated Spaniard David Ferrer last night to keep alive his hopes of making it out of the Round Robin phase of the 2010 ATP World Tour Finals.

Soderling came through a very close match 7-5 7-5 with just one break in each set.

Ferrer played a solid match, but conceded afterwards that the Swede had been “better”. Soderling, he said, had “taken more chances” when receiving and had hit good first serves.

The result means that Soderling can progress with a win against Roger Federer, or by taking more games from the World number 2 than Murray did, and relying on Ferrer to beat the Brit. Murray is in the driving seat: if he can beat Ferrer, then he is all but through, assuming Federer doesn’t capitulate against Soderling and cause another of those confusing countbacks as we saw in Murray’s group last year.

ATP World Tour Finals 2010 – How Things Stand

Below are the standings following the Soderling v Ferrer result – at 23:00 GMT on 23 November 2010. The top two players from each Round Robin Group qualify for the Semi-Finals.

Group A

  1. Novak Djokovic SER (3) (Record 1-0)
  2. Rafael Nadal ESP (1) (Record 1-0)
  3. Andy Roddick USA (8) (Record 0-1)
  4. Tomas Berdych CZE (6) (Record 0-1)

Group B

  1. Roger Federer SUI (2) (Record 2-0)
  2. Andy Murray GBR (5) (Record 1-1)
  3. Robin Soderling SWE (4) (Record 1-1)
  4. David Ferrer ESP (7) (Record 0-2)

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Novak Djokovic is a Serbian professional tennis player who is currently ranked world No. 1 in men’s singles tennis by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).

Djokovic has won 17 Grand Slam singles titles, the third-most in history for a male player, five ATP Finals titles, a record 36 ATP Tour Masters 1000 titles, 14 ATP Tour 500 titles, and has held the No. 1 spot in the ATP rankings for a total of 289 weeks (second of all time). In majors, he has won a record eight Australian Open titles, five Wimbledon titles, three US Open titles, and one French Open title. By winning the 2016 French Open, he became the eighth player in history to achieve the Career Grand Slam and the third man to hold all four major titles at once, the first since Rod Laver in 1969.

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    Rafael Nadal is a Spanish professional tennis player currently ranked world No. 2 in men’s singles tennis by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).

    Nadal has won 19 Grand Slam singles titles, the second-most in history for a male player, as well as 35 ATP Tour Masters 1000 titles, 21 ATP Tour 500 titles and the 2008 Olympic gold medal in singles and the 2016 Olympic gold medal in doubles. In addition, Nadal has held the world No. 1 ranking for a total of 209 weeks, including being the year-end No. 1 five times.

    In majors, Nadal has won a record twelve French Open titles, four US Open titles, two Wimbledon titles and one Australian Open title, and won at least one Grand Slam every year for a record ten consecutive years (2005–2014). Nadal has won 85 career titles overall, including the most outdoor titles in the Open Era (83) and a record 59 titles on clay. With 81 consecutive wins on clay, Nadal holds the record for the longest single-surface win streak in the Open Era.

    Nadal has been involved in five Davis Cup titles with Spain, and currently has a 29-win streak and 29–1 record in singles matches at the event. In 2010, at the age of 24, he became the seventh male player and the youngest of five in the Open Era to achieve the singles Career Grand Slam. Nadal is the second male player after Andre Agassi to complete the singles Career Golden Slam, as well as the second male player after Mats Wilander to have won at least two Grand Slams on all three surfaces (grass, hard court and clay).

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