Sunday, 4 November 2012

David Ferrer wins Paris, Czechs win the Fed Cup title again

Lucie Safarova
David Ferrer won his first ATP Masters 1000 events with a 6-4 6-3 victory over Jerzy Janowicz.  It was a good final with a number of long games in the second set, but Ferrer fought threw and broke the resistance of Janowicz, who tired towards the end.  Although the tournament lost a lot of the top seeds early on, it was particularly refreshing to see some new names come through and to see a final without Djokovic, Federer or Murray.  This is Ferrer's biggest title and his seventh of a truly fantastic 2012.  I do not fancy his chances of lasting long at the World Tour Finals, particularly with the Davis Cup Final following soon after.  

The Fed Cup Final concluded today as the Czech Republic beat Serbia with Lucie Safarova producing one of her greatest ever performances to beat Jelena Jankovic, 6-1 6-1.  She topped a stunning weekend following her straoght sets win over Ana Ivanovic yesterday.  Petra Kvitova overcame illness to beat Jankovic yesterday, meanwhile Ivanovic was extremely impressive to keep the tie alive as she beat Kvitova, 6-3 7-5 in today's first match.  The Tournament of Champions event in Sofia concludes today with the final between Caroline Wozniacki and Nadia Petrova.  Wozniacki's unbeaten week up till now will assure her a return to the top 10 in next week's rankings.

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