Thursday, May 20, 2010

Sergiy Stakhovsky Vs Fernando Verdasco Open De Nice Cote D’Azur Quarter Finals

Watch Sergiy Stakhovsky v Fernando Verdasco free live streaming at BetRepublic Sports TV. Tournament: ATP Nice – Open de Nice Cote d’Azur. Season 2010. Start time is 13:00 CET (12:00 GMT) on Thursday 20/05/2010.

The quarter-finals at the Open De Nice Cote D’Azur on Thursday feature In the second match, Verdasco and Ukraine native Sergiy Stakhovsky meet for the first time. Verdasco is appearing in his seventh quarter-final or better this year and he owns a 28-8 match record (16-4 on clay). He is 4-2 in quarter-final matches in 2010. Stakhovsky is playing in his first ATP World Tour quarter-final of the year.

Fernando Verdasco is now the highest seeded player left in the Open de Nice Cote d’Azur, and is the favourite to win the title. The early exit of Robin Soderling has opened things up a little, and third seed Gael Monfils has a tricky match against Potito Starace tomorrow.

With Roland Garros fast approaching, it will be worth keeping an eye on Verdasco. This is the first matchup between these two, but it’s hard to see Stakhovsky coming out of this match with anything. The winner of this match will play either Marcos Baghdatis or Leonardo Mayer in the semi finals.

Stakhovsky FastFacts:
2010 Highlights:
YTD W-L: 11-9 (4-2 on clay)
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 2
Date of Birth: January 6, 1986
South African Airways 2010 ATP Ranking: 66

Verdasco FastFacts:
2010 Highlights:
W: San Jose (d Roddick); Barcelona (d Soderling); F: ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Monte Carlo (l Nadal); SF: ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Rome (l Ferrer); QF: Acapulco (l Monaco); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Miami (l Berdych)
YTD W-L: 28-8 (16-4 on clay)
YTD Titles: 2
Career Titles: 5
Date of Birth: November 15, 1983
South African Airways 2010 ATP Ranking: 9

Verdasco has already won two ATP World Tour titles this year, according to my knowledge Verdasco is an easy choice for favourite in this match.

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