Saturday, 6 November 2010

Tennis previews - Valencia Semi-finals


First up is the unseeded clash between former World # 6 Gilles Simon & lucky loser Marcel Granollers.  This is the 3rd meeting between the 2 and the first since the US Open of 2008.  Simon is working his way back from a season interupted by knee injuries but he has managed to bag a title this year, Metz in September.  Granollers is hoping to match the run of another lucky loser, Haider-Maurer last week in Vienna, and make it to his 2nd ATP final (d. Blake in Houston 08)

ATP Profiles

Gilles Simon
Marcel Granollers


The 2nd clash is one worthy of the final.  Local hero David Ferrer takes on #2 seed Robin Soderling.  This is meeting # 12 and they have shared the spoils in their last 2 recent meetings (Beijing & Shanghai).  Whilst Robin is safely at the World Tour Finals in London at the end of the month David is still not certain of qualification.  A final slot or even a win will go a long way to securing his place.  He is also a shareholder in this event and was born in Valencia so he should be highly motivated!

ATP Profiles

Robin Soderling
David Ferrer


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Bettor previews here & here

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