Fifth-seeded Spaniard Tommy Robredo retired from his first round match today at the Swedish Open against Italian Filippo Volandri due to a left thigh injury.
Volandri had taken the first set, 7-5, and the players were at 5-5 in the second set when Robredo made the decision to stop.
Robredo won the tournament in 2006 and 2008.
Swedish World No. 5 Robin Soderling will be participating in this year’s tournament as its top seed. Spanish World No. 6 David Ferrer, fresh off his Davis Cup victories over two top ten players in Andy Roddick and Mardy Fish, will be seeded second.
World. No. 6 David Ferrer carried Spain’s Davis Cup team to a 3-1 victory over the United States, beating American World No. 8 Mardy Fish in a tight four set match, 7-5, 7-6, 5-7, 7-6. Read more
26-year-old American John Isner won his second career ATP title at the Newport Hall of Fame Tennis Championships today, beating 30-year-old sixth-seed Olivier Rochus in straight sets, 6-3, 7-6. Isner became the first top seed ever to win the title in the 35 years of the Newport tournament’s existence. Read more
After a poor start for the United States in their Davis Cup tie against Spain, Mike and Bob Bryan avoided the threat of elimination in today’s doubles match against Marcel Granollers and Fernando Verdasco, winning in four sets, 6-7, 6-4, 6-4, 6-4. Read more
Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka led the Swiss Davis Cup team to a 3-0 victory over Portugal, winning their doubles match against Frederico Gil and Leonardo Tavares in straight sets, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4. Read more