On the way Dolgopolov stood Federer, Svitolina waylaid injury (VIDEO)

Shanghai. Alexander Dolgopolov. Photo: Reuters

Different finished game week, Alexander Dolgopolov and Elina Svitolina is the first without options lost to Roger Federer, and she was forced to withdraw from the tournament in Hong Kong due to injury.

The first racket of Ukraine Oleksandr Dolgopolov in two sets, lost the second racket of the world Swiss Roger Federer. Of course, there is little doubt that Alexander will be able to pass Federer. Too much different class from them. This was confirmed by the match itself.

The battle began with a break of Federer, who at the second attempt took the point – 0:1. As it turned out, it was enough to win the set, the Ukrainian only once, in the final game, and reached break-point, but it is not implemented. In the end, 58 minutes Federer won the first game.

In the second set, Dolgopolov again had problems on the first serve, but managed to win the break point and even save the game 1:0. However, in the fifth and seventh drawings Ukrainian no luck. On his innings he played badly that allowed the Swiss man to earn two break – 2:5. In the eighth game, Federer served for the match and made it no problem, giving Dolgopolova, only one ball – 6:2. Now, through their personal meetings became 5:0 in favor of the Swiss.



Sorry, prematurely ended the tournament WTA International in Hong Kong for the fourth racket of the world by Elina Svitolina. After the first victory over the representative of Kazakhstan Zarina Diyas – 6:4, 7:6, Elina complained of problems with his hip.

– Against Zarina I had a very tough match, Svitolina said after the victory. – Diyas is now demonstrating a good game, so it was hard, but still managed to win. My recovery after a quarterfinal match in Beijing is very hard. During the more than three-hour long match I got injured inner thigh.

Therefore, it is unable to show good tennis. With this injury still need to understand, because I have an Executive tournament in Singapore. I want to play in Hong Kong, but probably have to do, although it will be a tough decision.

The final WTA tournament in Singapore will start on October 22. Svitolina will be the first representative of Ukraine in the history of the competition.

Meanwhile, the official WTA website announced the names of players who will be eligible for awards in five categories. The vote will be conducted among international tennis media, who will give one vote in each category. Voting will continue until 16 October and the winners will be announced before the start of the Final tournament in Singapore. Two of the five nominations named Elina Svitolina, which this year won five titles, which is the best result of the season, and set the Ukrainian record in the world ranking, finishing in third place. Svitolina will compete for the title in the categories “tennis Player of the year and mover of the year”.


The tournament in the Chinese Tianjin after the defeat Polish Magda linette in singles, sheathed racket in the doubles our Kateryna Bondarenko. In a duet with Russian Alla Kudryavtseva, they are in incredible struggle gave way to the Italian-Romanian Duo of Sara Errani/Irina-Camelia Begu.

In the opening set Bondarenko with Kudryavtseva failed to convert 10 setblob. During the party they led is 5:1, but managed to concede in tie-break. In the second set Kateryna and Alla made two breaks, resulting in aligned position. In the final instalment of Errani and Running on tie-break went ahead 5:2 and later managed to keep the advantage.

Vladimir KOTSUR, Sport-Express in Ukraine

SHANGHAI (China). The ATP 1000. 8 092 $ 625. Open courts. Hard. 56 participants. The 1/8 finals. Nadal (1, Spain) – Fognini (Italy) – 6:3, 6:1. Dimitrov (6, Bulgaria) – Querry (10, USA) – 6:3, 7:6(3). Cilic (4, Croatia) – Johnson (USA) – 7:6(1), 6:4. Ramos Vinolas (Spain) – Struff (Germany) – 7:6(4), 6:4. Troicki (Serbia) – Isner (12, United States) – 6:4, 7:6(4). del Potro (16, Argentina), A. Zverev (3, Germany) – 3:6, 7:6(5), 6:4. Gasquet (France) – Simon (France) – 7:5, 6:7(5), 6:3. Federer (2, Switzerland) – DOLGOPOLOV (Q, Ukraine) – 6:4, 6:2.

TIANJIN (China). The International WTA tournament. 450 000 dollars. Closed courts. Hard. 32 participants. The 1/8 finals. Sharapova (WC, Russia) – linette (Poland) – 7:5, 6:3. The Vögele (Q, Switzerland) – Putintseva (8, Kazakhstan) – 6:2, 6:3. Peng Shuai (3, China), Wang Siyu (WC, China) – 6:2, 6:2. Sorribes (Spain) – Van Afeni (China) – 6:4, 2:6, 6:3. McHale (USA) – Sakari (6, Greece) – 6:0, 6:4. Errani (Q, Italy) – Haddad Maia (Brazil) – 6:4, 4:6, 6:3. Sobolenko (Belarus) – Duan Yingying (China) – 6:3, 6:3. Zhu Lin (China) – Si Suvey (Taiwan) – 6:3, 6:1. Doubles. The 1/8 finals. BONDARENKO K./Kudryavtseva (1, Ukraine/Russia) – Davis/McHale (USA) – 0:6, 6:2, 10:7. Liang Chen/ Lu Jingjing (4, China) – KOZLOVA/Ar.Rodionova (Ukraine/Australia) – 6:3, 6:3. 1/4 final. Run/Errani (Romania/Italy) – BONDARENKO K./Kudryavtseva – 7:6(4), 2:6, 10:6.

Hong KONG. The International WTA tournament. $ 250,000. Open courts. Hard. 32 participants. The 1/8 finals. Gibbs (USA) – SVITOLINA (1-WC, Ukraine) is a failure. Brady (USA) – Zhang Shuai (8, China) – 6:3, 6:4. Cabrera (aus) – Wozniacki (3, Denmark) is a failure. Gavrilova (7, Australia) – Rogers (USA) – 6:1, 2:6, 6:2. Wang Qiang (China) – Kumkhum (Thailand) – 6:4, 6:4. Stosur (Australia) – A. Radwanska (4th, Poland) – 3:6, 6:4, 6:0. Pavlyuchenkova (6, Russia) – Keiko (Q, USA) – 7:6(3), 6:1. Osaka (Japan) – B. Williams (2, US) – 7:5, 6:2.

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