Google Down the Line!: WEEKEND WINNERS: Fed, Andy, Robin, Ana, Elena

Monday, October 27, 2008

WEEKEND WINNERS: Fed, Andy, Robin, Ana, Elena

Roger Federer - Basel

The tourney's homeboy made it three titles in a row Sunday when he dismissed nemesis David Nalbandian 6-3, 6-4 in 70 minutes increasing the pair's head-to-head 10-8 in favor of Fed. Although Basel is a smaller tourney, this win over a baller who has given the Swiss maestro fits in the past in front of his home crowd should give him added confidence. The 27-year old will now travel to the Paris Masters where he will be playing his third consecutive tourney after taking a self-imposed break from the ATP Tour to rest - I suppose he got the recovery he needed, eh?

Andy Murray - St. Petersburg

The Brit baller earned his second consecutive title and fifth overall this year (second to Rafael Nadal's eight) when crushed qualifier Andrey Golubev 6-1, 6-1 in just 56 minutes. Andy is now on a 12-match winning streak after capturing his second consecutive Masters title in Madrid last week and is playing the best ball out out of anyone right now.

Robin Soderling - Lyon

The Swede earned his first ATP title in three years with a 6-3, 6-7(5), 6-1 win over Frenchie Julien Benneteau. The 24-year old had gone 0-3 in finals this year (Rotterdam, Memphis, Stockholm) but will now crack the Top 20 for the first time in his career with this win.

Ana Ivanovic - Linz

After a mid-season slump filled with injury and self-doubt the Serb grabbed her first championship since Roland Garros, utterly dominating an in-form Vera Zvonareva 6-2, 6-1. This win should set Ana up nicely for a big run in Doha - can she steal the moment away from compatriot and top lady baller Jelena Jankovic at the coming WTA Championships?

Elena Dementieva - Luxembourg

The every-ready Russian (does she ever take a break?) took home her third title of the year when she edged out Caroline Wozniacki 2-6, 6-4, 7-6(4).

(images via AP)

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