Thursday, April 15, 2010

Spanish Armada in Monte Carlo

Defending champion and clay-court extraordinaire Rafael Nadal roars into the final eight at Monte Carlo losing only two games in two matches. Bidding to win his first title in 11 months, Nadal leads a strong contingent of Spanish players with four of his countrymen joining him in the quarterfinals.

Fernando Verdasco
and David Ferrer defeated the most recent Masters champions Tomas Berdych and Ivan Ljubicic respectively while Juan Carlos Ferrero and Albert Montanes were able to win against top 10 players Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Marin Cilic.

Joining the five Spaniards are top seed Novak Djokovic, Philipp Kohlschreiber, and David Nalbandian. The latter defeated Tommy Robredo who could've added to the armada of Spanish players.

Most recent Slam winners Roger Federer and Juan Martin Del Potro are both out of the tournament due to vacation and injuries respectively. Andy Murray was ousted in his first match as dispirited as he's looked in awhile.

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