Day 4 in the tennis - preview

Here is a preview of the tennis matches being played today in Beijing. Today (August 13) players are competing for berths in the quarterfinals of the Men’s and Women’s Singles and Men’s Doubles events at the Olympic green tennis center.

Men’s Singles, Third Round (last 16)

Roger Federer of Switzerland plays Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic. Rafael Nadal of Spain plays Igor Andreev of Russia.

Russian, Mikhail Youzhny faces No. 3 seed Novak Djokovic of Serbia.

Athens bronze medalist Fernando Gonzalez of Chile plays Olivier Rochus of Belgium.

Paul-Henri Mathieu of France faces Germany’s Nicolas Kiefer, Doubles silver medalist in Athens.

Mathieu’s fellow countrymen Gael Monfils and Gilles Simon play seed David Nalbandian of Argentina and James Blake of the United States, respectively.

Lu Yen-hsun of Chinese Taipei takes on Jurgen Melzer of Austria

Women’s Singles, Third Round

World No.1 Jelena Jankovic of Serbia plays Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia.

Serena Williams of the United States will play Alize Cornet of France.

Zheng Jie plays Dinara Safina of Russia. Li Na from China plays Kaia Kanepi of Estonia.

Elena Dementieva of Russia will face Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark, and Vera Zvonareva of Russia plays Francesca Schiavone of Italy.

Men’s Doubles Second Round (last 16)

Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan of the United States play Julian Knowle and Jurgen Melzer of Austria. Arnaud Clement and Michael Llodra of France take on another pair of brothers, Andy and Jamie Murray of Great Britain.

Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland face Dmitry Tursunov and Mikhail Youzhny of Russia. Rafael Nadal and Tommy Robredo of Spain take on Chris Guccione and Lleyton Hewitt of Australia.

Djokovic teams with Nenad Zimonjic of Serbia against Mariusz Fyrstenberg and Marcin Matkowski of Poland.


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