In one of the rarer occurrences, Memphis saw a re-match of Sundayâ€™s Â SAP Open final on Wednesday. Milos Raonic and Fernando Verdasco squared off in a first round clash with the same results â€“ a win for the Canadian. Itâ€™s only the fourth time since 2000 same players met like this.
The Andy Roddick Shot To Win Memphis
The No. 1 Seesaw
Caroline Wozniacki is back up to No. 1 after Kim Clijsters held the top spot last week. Wozniacki will hold the top ranking until at least the end of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells.
Oh Tennis Canada
What a week in Memphis for Canadians with both Milos Raonic and Rebecca Marino reaching the finals. Raonic in a monthâ€˜s time has seen his ranking soar from 159 to 37.
Burying the Hatchet
Andre Agassi says that his spat with Pete Sampras is over. In a recent BNP Paribas Showdown conference call Agassi stated Â â€žwas an unfortunate night that was of my doing. I had a mic at my mouth for too long. Our relationship is strictly platonic, I’ll say that.”
Ranking Points for Female Olympians
Richard GasquetÂ is now with Riccardo Piatti.
Mariano Puerta is coaching Brian Dabul.
Odds and Ends
Bhupati marries the former Miss Universe
World TeamTennis has consolidated the New York State Teams – the New York Sportimes remain. They will play two dates Â in the former home of the New York Buzz
Warnings Â Way beyond Donâ€™t Drink the Water
Organized crime in Acapulco left 10 dead last week, and with a combined tournament taking place this week, the ATP World Tour has issued warnings to players not to venture out of their hotel rooms, outside of playing their matches.
Out of Action
Mario Ancic has announced his retirement due to lingering back injury.
Andy Murray is out of Dubai with a wrist injury and also lost his water sponsor Highland Spring.
Jurgen Melzer is skipping this week’s Dubai tournament to concentrate on Davis Cup
Ana Ivanovic and Maria Sharapova are out of Doha due to injuries.
Tennis in Madison Square Garden
StarGames CEO Jerry Solomon spoke to Tennis Panorama News about the BNP Paribas MSG Showdown and Tennis Night in America on Approach Shots. Tennis Panorama News will be covering the event live on Monday February 28.
Game, Set, Match and Champions
DomÃnguez Lino wins her second WTA singles title- her first tournament victory was also in BogotÃ¡ back in 2006.
Buenos Aires - N Almagro (ESP) d  J Chela (ARG) 63 36 64
Nicolas Almagro wins tournaments in back-to-back weeks. Last week in Costa Do Sauipe, this week Buenos Aires. The win marks his 200th victory on the ATP World Tour.
Dubai – (1) Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) d. (16) Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 61 63
Caroline Wozniacki captured her first title of the the year and will move back up to No. 1 in the world on Monday.
Marseille –  R Soderling (SWE) d M Cilic (CRO) 67(8) 63 63
Soderling on winning: â€œItâ€™s of course a very nice feeling. Winning three tournaments in four tries is something Iâ€™ve never been close to before. Itâ€™s the best possible start. Iâ€™ve won many matches and only lost one, unfortunately in the fourth round in Melbourne. Itâ€™s a great start and I really hope it can continue this way.
Memphis – M. Rybarikova (SVK) def. Â R. Marino (CAN) 6-2 (Retired -Ab injury)
 A Roddick (USA) d [WC] M Raonic (CAN) 76(7) 67(11) 75
Roddick wins his 30th ATP tournament.