This weekend: Rotterdam, Sao Paolo, San Jose
The tour moved on this week to 3 destinations: the big money ABN AMRO indoor hardcourt tournament in Rotterdam featuring Roger Federer, Jo-Wilfred Tsonga, and Juan Martin Del Potro; the indoor clay Brasil Open in Sao Paolo with Rafael Nadal and Nicolas Almagro, and the SAP Open in San Jose, California, where Americans John Isner and Sam Querrey will match up against 2-time defending champion Milos Raonic. Early exits as we head into the quarterfinals include Tsonga and Richard Gasquet in Rotterdam, and Juan Monaco and Jeremy Chardy in Brazil, all of whom have been ousted. Look for a potential repeat of last year’s finals match-up between Del Potro and Federer in Rotterdam Sunday. It will also be interesting to see how Nadal fares against a tougher field in his second tournament since coming back from injury.
All 3 tournaments will be aired on the Tennis Channel, with the quarterfinals set for Friday, the semis Saturday and the finals Sunday.