December 5, 2016

Istomin, Kumkhum win Australian Open 2017 Wildcards

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Denis Istomin (UZB) and Luksika Kumkhum (THA) will compete in the main draw of Australian Open 2017 after winning the AO Asia-Pacific Wildcard Play-off finals in Zhuhai, China.

 

Top seed Istomin, of Uzbekistan, beat second seed Duckhee Lee 7-5 6-1 to secure the coveted men’s wildcard, while Thailand’s Kumkhum overcame Kai-Chen Chang of Chinese Taipei 6-4 6-3 to cement her place in women’s main draw.

 

“For me, the Australian Open is a very special tournament for my career,” Istomin said.

 

“In 2006 I played my first Grand Slam match at Melbourne Park, and it was with Roger Federer. For the last nine years I have never missed to play in the main draw.

 

“I want to say thanks to Tennis Australia and China Tennis Association for organising this event, to offer such a great opportunity for the Asian players to get a chance to play at a Grand Slam.”

 

In the women’s final, Kumkhum said she was looking forward to returning to the Australian Open, a Grand Slam that feels like home for the 23-year-old.

 

“I’m very happy that I won today.” Kumkhum said.

 

“I actually have played in the Australian Open since (being a) junior. And I don’t know why, I really like playing there in Melbourne, and had some good results too.

 

“I feel like at home every time being there, not far from Bangkok, the weather and everything, I think if someone gets used to hot weather, they will like Melbourne too.”

 

Doubles events concluded in Zhuhai on Saturday, with Chinese Taipei duo Hseih Cheng Peng and Yang Tsung-Hua winning the men’s doubles wildcard, and Chan Chin Wei (TPE) and Junri Namigata (JPN) scoring the women’s doubles wildcard.

 

Junior titles were also determined over the weekend, with reigning wildcard champion Mu Tao (CHN) and 16-year-old Yuan Chengyiyi (CHN) securing positions in the boys’ and girls’ singles events at the Australian Open Junior Championships.

 

Australian Open 2017 Asia-Pacific Wildcard Winners

Men’s Singles – Denis ISTOMIN (UZB)

Women’s Singles – Luksika KUMKHUM (THA)

Boys Singles – MU Tao (CHN)

Girls Singles – YUAN Chengyiyi (CHN)

Men’s Doubles – HSEIH Cheng Peng (TPE) and YANG Tsung-Hua (TPE)

Women’s Doubles – CHAN Chin Wei (TPE) and Junri NAMIGATA (JPN)

Australian Open 2017 will take place at Melbourne Park from 16 – 29 January.

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Jeff Greenwald Wins USTA National 40 Hard Court Championships

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JEFF GREENWALD RECEIVES WALKOVER IN MEN’S SINGLES
FINAL AT USTA NATIONAL 40 HARD COURT CHAMPIONSHIPS

4th Seeded Oren Motevassel Unable to Play Due to Right Knee Injury
La Jolla, Calif. – (December 4, 2016) – It was a highly-anticipated men’s singles final at the USTA National 40 Hard Court Championships as sixth-seeded Jeff Greenwald, the 2009 champion, was ready to take on fourth-seeded Oren Motevassel, who won the tournament title in 2011 and 2012.

Since winning the title seven years ago, Greenwald had met Motevassel in the National 40 Hard Court Championships on four occasions, including three times in the semifinals, and had lost each encounter. The 50-year-old Greenwald was excited to get another shot at Motevassel, especially with the title on the line.

On Sunday morning, both players stepped onto Court 1 at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club for the traditional pre-match warm-up. However, at the conclusion of the warm-up, Motevassel announced he was unable to play due to a right knee injury. Greenwald was awarded the title with a walkover.

“It’s not the way I wanted it. I was shocked and extremely disappointed to come out and get ready for a final. You’re excited and have your plan and you want to see if you can execute it. I was very disappointed,” Greenwald said after learning that Motevassel could not compete in the final.

Earlier this summer, Greenwald won the singles title at the USTA National 50 Hard Court Championships in Santa Barbara, Calif.  After dealing with several injuries, he was unsure if would play this week’s tournament in La Jolla. Shortly before the entry deadline, he decided to enter the event.

“After that tournament, it seemed to take a toll on me. I had some nagging injuries for about two months. Eventually it resolved itself about six weeks ago. I wasn’t planning on playing (National 40) this year because of family and the commitment,” Greenwald said.

Thanks to his last-minute decision to enter the event, Greenwald went on to complete an incredible run to the title, which included a hard-fought 6-4, 5-7, 6-3 victory over top-seeded Stuart Ross Duncan in Saturday’s semifinals that took three hours to complete.

“Yesterday’s match was probably the toughest match I’ve ever played. He (Duncan) was so fit, so fast and so relentless. He was not giving up very many errors,” Greenwald added. “I had to dig as deep as I ever had to dig to find the energy.  It gives me some comfort that I earned the opportunity to be out here today.”

For final tournament results and updated draws for each division, please go to:
http://tennislink.usta.com/Tournaments/TournamentHome/Tournament.aspx?T=170902

The USTA National Father/Son and Grandfather/Grandson Hard Court Doubles Championships concluded on Sunday. The top-seeded team of Peter and Tanner Smith of Long Beach, Calif., defeated second-seeded Bruce Man Son Hing and Bruce Man Son Hing, Jr., of Calabasas, Calif., 6-2, 6-2 to win the Father/Son National title.

In the Grandfather/Grandson National final, third-seeded Chase Helpingstine of San Francisco and Ronald Keiger of Wilmington, N.C., teamed for a 6-0, 6-0 victory over the unseeded team of Bob Hoffman of West Hempstead, N.Y. and Christopher Schwab of Massapequa, N.Y.

The Father/Son Championship has been held continuously at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club since 1959, and attracts the top father and son tennis teams in the nation.  The Grandfather/Grandson Championship is a relatively new competitive division that started at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club in 2003.

Designated one of the Top 100 Tennis Resorts in the world by Tennis Resorts Online, the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club’s reputation as a top tennis destination started in 1942 when it attracted its first major tournament, the Pacific Coast Men’s Doubles Championship. The Club will be hosting the 128th edition of The Pacific Coast Mens’ Doubles Championships in March 2017, and the USTA National Hard Court Championships for Womens’ 50-90 age groups in May 2017.

About the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club, Inc. – The La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club is a fourth-generation, family-owned and operated company dedicated to the operation of a 14-acre beachside resort. The resort includes three properties, including the exclusive La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club, the 128-room La Jolla Shores Hotel and The Marine Room restaurant. Resort amenities include 14 championship tennis courts, a nine-hole par-3 golf course, two swimming pools, two additional oceanfront restaurants and cocktail lounges, and one of Southern California’s only private beaches. For more information visit www.LJBTC.com.
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USTA National 40 Hard Court Championships
La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club
La Jolla, Calif.
Sunday’s Results

Men’s Singles
Championship

Jeff Greenwald (6), San Anselmo, Calif., def. Oren Motevassel (4), San Jose, Calif., Walkover (injury)

Men’s Doubles
Championship

Michael Noel (1), Bakersfield, Calif., and Peter Smith, Long Beach, Calif., def. Patrick Crow (7), Lake Forest, Calif., and Jeff Tarango, Manhattan Beach, Calif., 6-7 (2), 7-6 (5), 6-1

Women’s Doubles
Championship

Eleanor Hammargren (1) and Jennifer Lyons, San Clemente, Calif., def. Amy Alcini (3), Malibu, Calif., and Carolina Blouin, Augusta, Ga., 6-1, 6-3

Mixed Doubles
Championship

Tracie Currie (1), and William Quest, Ventura, Calif., def. Brett Buffington (3), La Jolla and Ros Nideffer, San Diego, 6-3, 6-1

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Hiromi Sasano Wins Wins Women’s Singles at USTA National 40 Hard Court Championships

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SAN DIEGO’S HIROMI SASANO CROWNED WOMEN’S SINGLES
CHAMPION AT USTA NATIONAL 40 HARD COURT CHAMPIONSHIPS

4th Seeded Oren Motevassel to Face 6th Seeded Jeff Greenwald in Men’s Singles Final
La Jolla, Calif. – (December 3, 2016) – Fourth-seeded Hiromi Sasano of San Diego defeated top-seeded Dina McBride of Stevenson Ranch, Calif., 6-1, 5-5, ret., to capture the women’s singles title at the USTA National 40 Hard Court Championships at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club.

McBride, who was attempting to win the National 40 Hard Court Championships for the third time after winning titles in 2012 and 2014, suffered a right leg injury in the 11th game of the second set and was unable to continue the match.

The 41-year-old Sasano, a native of Chiba, Japan, jumped out to a quick start in the championship match and won the first set in 30 minutes as she broke McBride’s serve in the third, fifth and seventh games with the loss of only three points.

In the second set, Sasano continued her strong play, capitalizing on two service breaks to build a commanding 5-2 lead. However, the momentum of the set began to swing in McBride’s favor as she cut down on her unforced errors and began extending the rallies.

McBride staged a spirited comeback and won the next three games to knot the set at 5-5. With Sasano serving in the 11th game, McBride held a break point at 30-40, when she suffered her injury and was forced to retire.

Following the match, Sasano was overcome with mixed emotions. She was excited to win the match, but she also knew what McBride was going through. In last year’s tournament, Sasano had to retire from her second-round match after one game due to a back injury and was taken off the court in a wheelchair.

“It was an exciting match. In the first set, I told myself to attack, because that’s how I play. In the second set I lost a little patience and I was a little tight. Overall I thought I played well,” Sasano said. “I had a goal of getting a (USTA) gold ball this year. It’s awesome. That’s what I wanted since last year.”

The men’s singles final, which will take place at 9 a.m. (PST) on Sunday, will feature two former tournament champions. Fourth-seeded Oren Motevassel of San Jose, Calif, the singles champion  in 2011 and 2012, will take on 2009 singles champion Jeff Greenwald of San Anselmo, Calif.

The 49-year-old Motevassel, who reached a career-high singles ranking of No. 161 on the ATP World Tour in 1997, reached Sunday’s final with a 3-6, 6-1, 6-3 semifinal victory over fifth-seeded Jesse Walter of Mercer Island, Wash.

The 50-year-old Greenwald, who is seeded sixth, continued his remarkable tournament run as he stunned top-seeded Stuart Ross Duncan of Laguna Beach, Calif., 6-4, 5-7, 6-3 in a three-hour semifinal match.

For the latest tournament results and updated draws for each division, please go to:
http://tennislink.usta.com/Tournaments/TournamentHome/Tournament.aspx?T=170902

Admission for spectators is free and onsite parking is available for a nominal fee.

The USTA National Father/Son and Grandfather/Grandson Hard Court Doubles Championships will conclude on Sunday.

The Father/Son Championship has been held continuously at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club since 1959, and attracts the top father and son tennis teams in the nation.  The Grandfather/Grandson Championship is a relatively new competitive division that started at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club in 2003.

Designated one of the Top 100 Tennis Resorts in the world by Tennis Resorts Online, the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club’s reputation as a top tennis destination started in 1942 when it attracted its first major tournament, the Pacific Coast Men’s Doubles Championship. The Club will be hosting the 128th edition of The Pacific Coast Mens’ Doubles Championships in March 2017, and the USTA National Hard Court Championships for Womens’ 50-90 age groups in May 2017.

USTA National 40 Hard Court Championships
La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club
La Jolla, Calif.
Saturday’s Results

Women’s Singles
Championship
Hiromi Sasano (4), San Diego, def. Dina McBride (1), Stevenson Ranch, Calif., 6-1, 5-5, ret. (injury)

Men’s Singles
Semifinals
Jeff Greenwald (6), San Anselmo, Calif., def. Stuart Duncan (1), Laguna Beach, Calif., 6-4, 5-7, 6-3
Oren Motevassel (4), San Jose, Calif., def. Jesse Walter (5), Mercer Island, Wash., 3-6, 6-1, 6-3

For complete scores and results, go to: tennislink.usta.com/Tournaments/TournamentHome/Tournament.aspx?T=170902#&&s=8Results2

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Saturday Schedule – USTA National 40 Hard Court Championships

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USTA National 40 Hard Court Championships
La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club
La Jolla, Calif.
Saturday’s Schedule

Women’s Singles
Championship — 9 a.m. (PST)
Dina McBride (1), Stevenson Ranch, Calif., vs. Hiromi Sasano (4), San Diego

Men’s Singles
Semifinals — 10:30 a.m. (PST)
Stuart Duncan (1), Laguna Beach, Calif., vs. Jeff Greenwald (6), San Anselmo, Calif.
Oren Motevassel (4), San Jose, Calif., vs. Jesse Walter (5), Mercer Island, Wash.

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Three-Time Defending Champion Tony Bujan Beaten at USTA National 40 Hard Court Championships 

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La Jolla, Calif. – (December 1, 2016) – There will be a new men’s singles champion this year at the USTA National 40 Hard Court Championships after fifth-seeded Jesse Walter of Mercer Island, Wash., scored a dramatic 6-7 (8), 6-4, 6-3 quarterfinal victory over three-time defending champion Tony Bujan at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club.

After losing the first set that took nearly 90 minutes to complete, Walter rebounded in the second set, securing a critical service break in the seventh game to take a 4-3 lead. Later in the 10th game of the set, Walter fought off three break points to hold serve and win the set to even the match at one set all.

In the third set, Walter built a 3-1 lead with an early service break and went on to close out the match in three hours and 18 minutes, ending Bujan’s three-year reign as the USTA National 40 Hard Court men’s singles champion.

Walter advances to a semifinal meeting with fourth-seeded Oren Motevassel of San Jose, Calif., on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. (PST). The 49-year-old Motevassel, a former touring professional on the ATP World Tour, won the tournament singles title in 2011 and 2012.

Top-seeded Stuart Ross Duncan of Laguna Beach, Calif., faced his toughest test of the tournament so far, but managed to overcome eighth-seeded Leon Bax of Mountain View, Calif., 6-4, 7-5. Duncan will face sixth-seeded Jeff Greenwald of San Anselmo, Calif., in the semifinals on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. (PST). Greenwald, a former tournament champion, won the singles title in 2009.

In the women’s singles draw, fourth-seeded Hiromi Sasano, a 41-year-old native of Chiba, Japan, eliminated fellow San Diegan and second-seed Ros Nideffer 6-7 (7), 6-4, 6-4 in a thrilling semifinal match on Court No. 2 that lasted three-hours and 25 minutes.

After dropping the first set tiebreaker, Sasano fell behind 4-2 in the second set, but rallied to win four games in a row to send the match to a deciding third set, where she broke Nideffer in the critical ninth game to clinch the victory.

Sasano, a San Diego-based tennis teaching professional, will play in the women’s singles final on Saturday at 9 a.m. (PST), against number-one seed and former two-time tournament champion Dina McBride, who blanked third-seeded Fanny Gamble of San Rafael, Calif., 6-0, 6-0 in the semifinals.

For the latest tournament results and updated draws for each division, please go to the following link:
http://tennislink.usta.com/Tournaments/TournamentHome/Tournament.aspx?T=170902

The starting times for the final three days of the tournament will be as follows: Friday, Dec. 2 – 8 a.m.; Saturday, Dec. 3 and Sunday, Dec. 4 – 9 a.m. (All times are PST). Admission for spectators is free and onsite parking is available for a nominal fee.

The USTA National Father/Son and Grandfather/Grandson Hard Court Doubles Championships will take center stage on Friday with early-round matches on the tournament schedule. Both Father/Son and Grandfather/Grandson events will conclude on Sunday.

Among the entries in the USTA National Father/Son Championship are former ATP World Tour players:

Brad Gilbert – Former Top 5 singles player in the world and former coach of Andre Agassi and Andy Murray. He is currently a Tennis Analyst for ESPN.
Murphy Jensen – 1993 French Open Doubles Champion.
Jonathan Stark – Former No. 1 doubles player in the world.
Jeff Tarango – Former Top 50 in singles and Top 10 in doubles in the world.
Erik van Dillen – Represented the U.S. in 14 Davis Cup ties.

The Father/Son Championship has been held continuously at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club since 1959, and attracts the top father and son tennis teams in the nation. The Grandfather/Grandson Championship is a relatively new competitive division that started at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club in 2003.

RadioTennis.com will broadcast the final weekend of the tournament. Live audio play-by-play coverage will be available on Saturday, Dec. 3 and Sunday, Dec. 4. Tennis broadcaster Ken Thomas will provide the web cast commentary. Go to RadioTennis.com for additional information.

 

USTA National 40 Hard Court Championships
La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club
La Jolla, Calif.
Thursday’s Results

Men’s Singles
Quarterfinals
Stuart Duncan (1), Laguna Beach, Calif., def. Leon Bax (8), Mountain View, Calif., 6-4, 7-5
Oren Motevassel (4), San Jose, Calif., def. Joshua Prager (13), Yuba City, Calif., 6-0, 6-0
Jesse Walter (5), Mercer Island, Wash., def. Tony Bujan (2), Tustin, Calif., 6-7(8), 6-4, 6-3
Jeff Greenwald (6), San Anselmo, Calif., def. Marcio Carlsson (3), Newport Beach, Calif., 3-2, ret. (injury)

Women’s Singles
Semifinals
Dina McBride (1), Stevenson Ranch, Calif., def. Fanny Gamble (3), San Rafael, Calif., 6-0, 6-0
Hiromi Sasano (4), San Diego, def. Ros Nideffer (2), San Diego, 6-7 (7), 6-4, 6-4

For complete scores and results, go to: tennislink.usta.com/Tournaments/TournamentHome/Tournament.aspx?T=170902#&&s=8Results2

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Women’s Semifinals Set at USTA National 40 Hard Court Championships

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WOMEN’S SINGLES SEMIFINAL PAIRINGS SET AT
USTA NATIONAL 40 HARD COURT CHAMPIONSHIPS

Top-Seed Duncan and 2nd Seeded Bujan Advance to Men’s Quarterfinals
La Jolla, Calif. – (November 30, 2016) – Top-seeded Dina McBride of Stevenson Ranch, Calif., and second-seeded Ros Nideffer of San Diego (Rancho Bernardo) dominated their opponents in Wednesday’s quarterfinal action to advance to the women’s singles semifinals of the USTA National 40 Hard Court Championships at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club.

McBride, a two-time former tournament champion, used an all-court game to eliminate unseeded Mariko Atoji of San Diego, 6-1, 6-1 in 58 minutes. McBride will play her semifinal match on Thursday at 9 a.m. (PST) against third-seeded Fanny Gamble of San Rafael, Calif.

Nideffer, a former WTA touring professional, scored a convincing 6-0, 6-2 victory over unseeded Carolina Blouin of Augusta, Ga., to set up a semifinal match against fourth-seeded Hiromi Sasano of La Mesa, Calif., which is scheduled for Thursday at 9 a.m. (PST).

Earlier this year, the 56-year-old Nideffer captured the USTA National 50 Hard Court Championships at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club. She entered this week’s National 40 tournament in an effort to raise the level of her game.

“I was playing a little bit more and I was hoping with that motivation to practice, that I would be able to up my game to a higher level. I’ve been trying to serve and volley a little bit more and trying to work on my first serve,” said Nideffer, who reached the Wimbledon singles quarterfinals in 1989 and 1988. “Knowing that I have to compete against younger players is a good motivation.”

Even though Nideffer has lost only three games in her two tournament matches this week, she is careful not to take her semifinal opponent lightly. “My next match is really tough. Hiromi is young and fit and hits the ball well. She’s match tough. I’ve got my work cut out for me,” Nideffer said.

In the men’s singles draw, top-seeded Stuart Ross Duncan of Laguna Beach, Calif., continued his strong play as he breezed past 14th seeded Kerry Safdie of San Diego, 6-0, 6-1 in fourth-round action. Duncan, who has dropped only two games in three matches, will play eighth-seeded Leon Bax of Mountain View, Calif., in a quarterfinal match on Thursday at 9 a.m. (PST).

Three-time defending men’s singles champion Tony Bujan faced a tough test in his fourth-round encounter, but came through with a hard-fought 6-4, 6-4 victory over ninth-seeded Ryan Pang of Mercer Island, Wash. Bujan, seeded second, will face fifth-seeded Jesse Walter of Mercer Island, Wash., in the quarterfinals on Thursday at 9 a.m. (PST).

For the latest tournament results and updated draws for each division, please go to:
http://tennislink.usta.com/Tournaments/TournamentHome/Tournament.aspx?T=170902

The starting times for each day of the tournament will be as follows: Thursday, Dec. 1 and Friday, Dec. 2 – 8 a.m.; Saturday, Dec. 3 and Sunday, Dec. 4 – 9 a.m. (All times are PST). Admission for spectators is free and onsite parking is available for a nominal fee.

Also on the agenda is the USTA National Father/Son and Grandfather/Grandson Hard Court Doubles Championships beginning Friday, Dec. 2, with matches concluding Sunday, Dec. 4. Among the entries in the USTA National Father/Son Championship are former ATP World Tour players:

Brad Gilbert – Former Top 5 singles player in the world and former coach of Andre Agassi and Andy Murray. He is currently a Tennis Analyst for ESPN.
Murphy Jensen – 1993 French Open Doubles Champion.
Jonathan Stark – Former No. 1 doubles player in the world.
Jeff Tarango – Former Top 50 in singles and Top 10 in doubles in the world.
Erik van Dillen – Represented the U.S. in 14 Davis Cup ties.

The Father/Son Championship has been held continuously at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club since 1959, and attracts the top father and son tennis teams in the nation.  The Grandfather/Grandson Championship is a relatively new competitive division that started at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club in 2003.

RadioTennis.com will broadcast the final weekend of the tournament. Live audio play-by-play coverage will be available on Saturday, Dec. 3 and Sunday, Dec. 4. Tennis broadcaster Ken Thomas will provide the web cast commentary. Go to RadioTennis.com for additional information.

Designated one of the Top 100 Tennis Resorts in the world by Tennis Resorts Online, the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club’s reputation as a top tennis destination started in 1942 when it attracted its first major tournament, the Pacific Coast Men’s Doubles Championship. The Club will be hosting the 128th edition of The Pacific Coast Mens’ Doubles Championships in March 2017, and the USTA National Hard Court Championships for Womens’ 50-90 age groups in May 2017.

About the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club, Inc. – The La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club is a fourth-generation, family-owned and operated company dedicated to the operation of a 14-acre beachside resort. The resort includes three properties, including the exclusive La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club, the 128-room La Jolla Shores Hotel and The Marine Room restaurant. Resort amenities include 14 championship tennis courts, a nine-hole par-3 golf course, two swimming pools, two additional oceanfront restaurants and cocktail lounges, and one of Southern California’s only private beaches. For more information visit www.LJBTC.com.
 

USTA National 40 Hard Court Championships
La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club
La Jolla, Calif.
Wednesday’s Results

Men’s Singles
Fourth Round
Stuart Duncan (1), Laguna Beach, Calif., def. Kerry Safdie (14), San Diego, 6-0, 6-1
Tony Bujan (2), Tustin, Calif., def. Ryan Pang (9), Mercer Island, Wash., 6-4, 6-4
Marcio Carlsson (3), Newport Beach, Calif., def.  Michael Chang (11), Anaheim, Calif., 7-5, 6-2
Oren Motevassel (4), San Jose, Calif., def. Julien Heine (12), Laguna Beach, Calif., 6-0, 6-2
Jesse Walter (5), Mercer Island, Wash., def. Nicolas Chasseray, San Francisco, 6-2, 6-1
Jeff Greenwald (6), San Anselmo, Calif., def. Danny Castro, San Luis Obispo, Calif., 6-3, 6-1
Leon Bax (8), Mountain View, Calif., def. Daniel Hiddleson (10), Kentfield, Calif., 0-6, 6-3, 6-1
Joshua Prager (13), Yuba City, Calif., def. Scott Lindsey (7), Roswell, Ga., 5-7, 6-4, 7-5

Women’s Singles
Quarterfinals
Dina McBride (1), Stevenson Ranch, Calif., def. Mariko Atoji, San Diego, 6-1, 6-1
Ros Nideffer (2), San Diego, def. Carolina Blouin, Augusta, Ga., 6-0, 6-2
Fanny Gamble (3), San Rafael, Calif., def. Cindi Juncal, San Clemente, Calif., 6-0, 6-2
Hiromi Sasano (4), La Mesa, def. Maria Nunez, San Diego, 6-1, 6-1

For complete scores and results, go to: tennislink.usta.com/Tournaments/TournamentHome/Tournament.aspx?T=170902#&&s=8Results2

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Top Seeds Advance at USTA National 40 Hard Court Championships

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TOP MEN’S AND WOMEN’S SEEDS EASILY ADVANCE
AT USTA NATIONAL 40 HARD COURT CHAMPIONSHIPS
Wednesday’s Action to Begin at 8 a.m. (PST) at La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club

La Jolla, Calif. – (November 29, 2016) – Top-seeded Stuart Ross Duncan of Laguna Beach, Calif., and second-seeded Tony Bujan of Tustin, Calif., scored impressive straight-set victories to easily advance to the fourth round of the USTA National 40 Hard Court Championships at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club.Playing on Court No. 1 on a bright, sunny day, the 40-year-old Duncan took only 50 minutes to dispatch unseeded Matthew Conrad of Wichita, Kan., 6-0, 6-0. He will face 14th seeded Kerry Safdie of San Diego on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. (PST).

Bujan, the three-time defending men’s singles champion, eliminated unseeded Michael Peltz of Irvine, Calif., 6-1, 6-0 on Court No. 2. Bujan will take on ninth-seeded Ryan Pang of Mercer Island, Wash., on Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. (PST).

This year marks the first time Duncan is playing in the USTA National 40 Hard Court Championships. In 2011 and 2012 he captured the singles title at the USTA National 35 Hard Court Championships.

Duncan, who played in the Pacific Coast Doubles Championships at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club in 1996 while playing for Pepperdine University, said he feels humbled to enter this week’s tournament as the number one seed and knows he’ll have to play well to win the USTA National 40 Hard Court singles title.

“I just have to go out there and play to win. I’m going to have to play aggressively. There are some really strong players. Some guys aren’t even seeded. There are a lot of dark horses out there,” Duncan said. “It would be a dream for me to win. It feels like a pro tournament. It’s by far the best National I’ve ever been to.”

In the women’s singles draw, top-seeded Dina McBride of Stevenson Ranch, Calif., blanked Tai Sisson of San Dimas, Calif., 6-0, 6-0 to reach the quarterfinals. She will play San Diego’s Mariko Atoji on Wednesday at 10 a.m. (PST).

Second-seeded Ros Nideffer of San Diego (Rancho Bernardo) also advanced to the quarterfinals as she cruised past Heather Walsh of Cabin John, Md., 6-1, 6-0. Nideffer, a former WTA touring professional, will go up against Carolina Blouin of Augusta, Ga., on Wednesday.

For the latest tournament results and updated draws for each division, please go to:
http://tennislink.usta.com/Tournaments/TournamentHome/Tournament.aspx?T=170902The starting times for each day of the tournament will be as follows: Wednesday, Nov. 30 through Friday, Dec. 2 – 8 a.m.; Saturday, Dec. 3 and Sunday, Dec. 4 – 9 a.m. (All times are PST). Admission for spectators is free and onsite parking is available for a nominal fee.

Also on the agenda is the USTA National Father/Son and Grandfather/Grandson Hard Court Doubles Championships beginning Friday, Dec. 2, with matches concluding Sunday, Dec. 4. Among the entries in the USTA National Father/Son Championship are former ATP World Tour players:

Brad Gilbert – Former Top 5 singles player in the world and former coach of Andre Agassi and Andy Murray. He is currently a Tennis Analyst for ESPN.
Murphy Jensen – 1993 French Open Doubles Champion.
Jonathan Stark – Former No. 1 doubles player in the world.
Jeff Tarango – Former Top 50 in singles and Top 10 in doubles in the world.
Erik van Dillen – Represented the U.S. in 14 Davis Cup ties.

The Father/Son Championship has been held continuously at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club since 1959, and attracts the top father and son tennis teams in the nation.  The Grandfather/Grandson Championship is a relatively new competitive division that started at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club in 2003.

RadioTennis.com will broadcast the final weekend of the tournament. Live audio play-by-play coverage will be available on Saturday, Dec. 3 and Sunday, Dec. 4. Tennis broadcaster Ken Thomas will provide the web cast commentary. Go to RadioTennis.com for additional information.

USTA National 40 Hard Court Championships
La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club
La Jolla, Calif.
Tuesday’s Results

Men’s Singles
Third Round
Stuart Duncan (1), Laguna Beach, Calif., def. Matthew Conrad, Wichita, Kan., 6-0, 6-0
Tony Bujan (2), Tustin, Calif., def.  Michael Peltz, Irvine, Calif., 6-1, 6-0
Oren Motevassel (4), San Jose, Calif., def. Samuel Schroerlucke, Memphis, Tenn., 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
Jesse Walter (5), Mercer Island, Wash., def. Greg Failla, Ramona, 6-3, 6-1
Jeff Greenwald (6), San Anselmo, Calif., def. Patrick Crow, Lake Forest, Calif., 6-4, 6-2
Scott Lindsey (7), Roswell, Ga., def. Leonardo Goldstein, San Diego, 6-1, 6-3
Leon Bax (8), Mountain View, Calif., def. Jesse Ponwith, Scottsdale, Ariz., 6-4, 6-4
Ryan Pang (9), Mercer Island, Wash., def. Patrick Rost, San Diego, 6-1, 6-3
Daniel Hiddleson (10), Kentfield, Calif., def. Elson De Cantuaria, Santa Ana, Calif., 6-4, 1-0, ret.
Michael Chang (11), Anaheim, Calif., def. Constantine Ananiadis, Wellington, Ohio, 6-2, 6-3
Nicolas Chasseray, San Francisco, def. Wade Murphy, Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., 6-0, 6-2
Joshua Prager (13), Yuba City, Calif., def. Shibu Lal, Novato, Calif., 3-6, 6-4, 6-3
Danny Castro, San Luis Obispo, Calif., def. Jeff Thomsen, Newport Beach, Calif., 3-6, 6-3, 6-4

Women’s Singles
Second Round
Dina McBride (1), Stevenson Ranch, Calif., def. Tai Sisson, San Dimas, 6-0, 6-0
Ros Nideffer (2), San Diego, def. Heather Walsh, Cabin John, Md., 6-0, 6-1
Hiromi Sasano (4), La Mesa, def. Dianne Lee, Austin, Texas, 6-0, 6-0
Carolina Blouin, Augusta, Ga., def. Bethann Valine, San Diego, 6-2, 6-2
Maria Nunez, San Diego, def. Nevanna Sacks, La Jolla, 7-6 (6), 6-0
Cindi Juncal, San Clemente, Calif., def. Vanessa Bogenholm, Los Gatos, Calif., 6-4, 6-0
Mariko Atoji, San Diego, def. Terri Bourne, La Jolla, 6-0, 6-0

 

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Three-Time Defending Men’s Singles Champion Tony Bujan Opens with Win at USTA National 40 Hard Court Championship

Tony Bujan

Tony Bujan

(November 28, 2016) La Jolla, Calif. – After a first-round bye, three-time defending men’s singles champion Tony Bujan of Tustin, Calif., defeated Cornel Catrina of Irvine, Calif., 6-1, 6-3 to advance to the third round of the USTA National 40 Hard Court Championships at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club.

Bujan, an Orange County-based tennis professional who is seeded second, is attempting to become the first player to win the National 40 Hard Court singles title four consecutive years, a feat that has never been accomplished in the history of the tournament which began in 1981.

“I played pretty good today. It would be nice to win a fourth (title), but I don’t look that far ahead. This is by far the toughest draw since I’ve been coming here. If I play really well, I have a chance,” said the 46-year-old Bujan. “I’m kind of amazed I’ve been winning here so often. I think everybody is coming for me this year. If I can win, it’s great, but for me it’s about playing well and having fun.”

In the top half of the men’s singles draw, top-seeded Stuart Duncan of Laguna Beach, Calif., cruised into the third round with an impressive 6-0, 6-1 victory over Brian Matek of Placentia, Calif.  Duncan played collegiate tennis at Pepperdine University and won singles titles at the USTA National 35 Hard Court Championships in 2011 and 2012.

In Tuesday’s third-round action, Duncan will face unseeded Matthew Conrad of Wichita, Kan., at 9:30 a.m., while Bujan will take on unseeded Michael Peltz of Irvine, Calif., at 10 a.m.

In the women’s singles draw, top-seeded Dina McBride of Stevenson Ranch, Calif., and second-seeded Ros Nideffer of San Diego (Rancho Bernardo), received first-round byes and will play their respective opening round matches on Tuesday at 11 a.m.

McBride, a former two-time tournament singles champion, captured the title in 2012 and 2014. Nideffer is a former WTA touring professional who reached the Wimbledon singles quarterfinals in 1989 and 1988 and was ranked as high as No. 15 in the world. She won the USTA National 40 Hard Court title in 2009.

For the latest tournament results and updated draws for each division, please go to the following link:
http://tennislink.usta.com/Tournaments/TournamentHome/Tournament.aspx?T=170902

The starting times for each day of the tournament will be as follows: Tuesday, Nov. 29 through Friday, Dec. 2 – 8 a.m.; Saturday, Dec. 3 and Sunday, Dec. 4 – 9 a.m. (All times are PST). Admission for spectators is free and onsite parking is available for a nominal fee.

Also on the agenda is the USTA National Father/Son and Grandfather/Grandson Hard Court Doubles Championships beginning Friday, Dec. 2, with matches concluding Sunday, Dec. 4. Among the entries in the USTA National Father/Son Championship are former ATP World Tour players:

Brad Gilbert – Former Top 5 singles player in the world and former coach of Andre Agassi and Andy Murray. He is currently a Tennis Analyst for ESPN.
Murphy Jensen – 1993 French Open Doubles Champion.
Jonathan Stark – Former No. 1 doubles player in the world.
Jeff Tarango – Former Top 50 in singles and Top 10 in doubles in the world.
Erik van Dillen – Represented the U.S. in 14 Davis Cup ties.

The Father/Son Championship has been held continuously at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club since 1959, and attracts the top father and son tennis teams in the nation.  The Grandfather/Grandson Championship is a relatively new competitive division that started at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club in 2003.

RadioTennis.com will broadcast the final weekend of the tournament. Live audio play-by-play coverage will be available on Saturday, Dec. 3 and Sunday, Dec. 4. Tennis broadcaster Ken Thomas will provide the web cast commentary. Go to RadioTennis.com for additional information.

 

 

USTA National 40 Hard Court Championships
La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club
La Jolla, Calif.
Monday’s ResultsMen’s Singles
First Round
Cornel Catrina, Irvine, Calif., def. Trent Aaron, San Pedro, Calif., 6-4, 6-4
Patrick Rost, San Diego, def. Michael Dong, Sacramento, Calif., 6-2, 7-6-(0)
Greg Failla, Ramona, def. Steve Heroux, Hidden Hills, Calif., 6-0, 6-0
Carlos Mejia, San Ysidro, def. Kamron Khalili, San Clemente, Calif., Walkover
Danny Castro, San Luis Obispo, Calif., def. Jawad Bisharat, La Jolla, 6-1, 6-0
Matthew Conrad, Wichita, Kan., def. Jason Garriotte, Naples, Fla., 7-5, 6-4
Brian Matek, Placentia, Calif., def. Robert Bull, Albuquerque, N.M., 6-2, 7-5
Fredrik Skoglund, Rockville, Md., def. Eddie Fensler, Costa Mesa, Calif., 6-2, 6-3
Christopher Criblez, Laguna Hills, Calif., def. Jon Idemoto, San Francisco, 6-3, 6-2

Second Round
Stuart Duncan (1), Laguna Beach, Calif., def. Brian Matek, Placentia, Calif., 6-0, 6-1
Tony Bujan (2), Tustin, Calif., def. Cornel Catrina, Irvine, Calif., 6-1, 6-3
Marcio Carlsson (3), Newport Beach, Calif., def. Joshua Schwartz, San Diego, 6-0, 6-1
Oren Motevassel (4), San Jose, Calif., def. David Robles, Carlsbad, 6-1, 6-3
Jesse Walter (5), Mercer Island, Wash., def. Damian Mooney, Manhattan Beach, Calif., 6-2, 6-1
Jeff Greenwald (6), San Anselmo, Calif., def. Jan Gleisner, San Diego, 6-0, 6-0
Scott Lindsey (7), Roswell, Ga., def. Richard Sotelo, Mililani, Hawaii, 6-2, 6-0
Leon Bax (8), Mountain View, Calif., def. Laurent Yung, San Diego, 6-1, 6-1
Ryan Pang (9), Mercer Island, Wash., def. Ali Zarrabi, Pomona, Calif., 6-0, 6-0
Daniel Hiddleson (10), Kentfield, Calif., def. Carl Flint, Yorba Linda, Calif., 6-2, 6-1
Michael Chang (11), Anaheim, Calif., def. Grant Watkins (San Diego, CA) 6-3, 6-3
Joshua Prager (13), Yuba City, Calif., def. Eugenio Casta, San Diego, 6-3, 6-0
Kerry Safdie (14), San Diego, def. Kosei Ohno, Kirkland, Wash., 6-0, 6-2
Michael Peltz, Irvine, Calif., def. Nelson Alapi, La Jolla, 6-3, 6-2
Patrick Rost, San Diego, def. Marco Jimenez, San Diego, 6-2, 6-2
Wade Murphy, Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., def. Patrick Phillips, La Jolla, 6-1, 6-0
Jeffrey Owens, Simi Valley, Calif., def. Micah Oliver, La Verne, Calif., 6-1, 6-2
Leonardo Goldstein, San Diego, def. Carlos Mejia, San Ysidro, 6-0, 5-7, 7-6, (7 5)
Jesse Ponwith, Scottsdale, Ariz., def. Aaron Stark, Carlsbad, 6-1, 6-2
Matthew Conrad, Wichita, Kan., def. Daniel Williams, El Centro, Calif., 6-2, 6-2
Greg Failla, Ramona, def. Manuel Ortiz, La Jolla, 6-0, 6-1
Nicolas Chasseray, San Francisco, def. Franklin Da Silva (16), Newport Beach, Calif., 6-0, 6-4
Samuel Schroerlucke, Memphis, Tenn., def. Brandon Moglen, Los Angeles, 6-1, 6-2
Shibu Lal, Novato, Calif., def. Remus Siclovan, Winnetka, Calif., 6-0, 6-2
Danny Castro, San Luis Obispo, Calif., def. Bruce Beinlich, Fullerton, Calif., 6-3, 6-2
Jeff Thomsen, Newport Beach, Calif., def. William Casas (15), Rancho Mission Viejo, Calif., 6-2, 6-2
Patrick Crow, Lake Forest, Calif., def. Amir Abramov, Melbourne Beach, Fla., 6-1, 6-1
Constantine Ananiadis, Wellington, Ohio, def. Juan Araque, Yorba Linda, Calif., 6-2, 6-4
Elson De Cantuaria, Santa Ana, Calif., def. Richard Spurling, Los Angeles, 6-1, 6-4
Joshua Habig, San Diego, def. Fernando Zuliani, Newport Beach, Calif., 6-3, 6-2

Women’s Singles
First Round
Tai Sisson, San Dimas, Calif., def. Jessica Balgrosky, Manhattan Beach, Calif., 6-1, 6-1
Carolina Blouin, Augusta, Ga., def. Christine Anzai, San Diego, 6-3, 6-3
Dianne Lee, Austin, Texas, def. Lisa Otten, Carlsbad, 6-0, 6-0
Cindi Juncal, San Clemente, Calif., def. Nina Trowbridge, Kentfield, Calif., 6-1, 6-0
Kimberly Greason, Arvada, Colo., def. Cynthia Delgado, La Jolla, 6-2, 6-1

For complete scores and results, go to: tennislink.usta.com/Tournaments/TournamentHome/Tournament.aspx?T=170902#&&s=8Results2

 

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Argentina Rallies to Win First Davis Cup Title

 

 

(November 27, 2016) Argentina rallied from a 1-2 deficit going into the final day to beat Croatia 3-2 to win their first Davis Cup title on Sunday in Zagreb.

In reverse singles, world No. 38 Juan Martin del Potro came back from two sets down for the very first time in his career to beat No. 6 Marin Cilic 6-7 (4), 2-6, 7-5, 6-4, 6-3 in four-hours and fifty-three minutes to level the tie in the opening match at 2-2.

Frederico Delbonis clinched the title for Argentina with a 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 two-hour and nine-minute win over No. 20 Ivo Karlovic in Arena Zagreb.

This was the fifth Davis final in which Argentina participated. They lost in 1981, 2006, 2008 and 2011.

Croatia was trying to win their second title. They were victorious in 2005.

Argentina is only the third team since the World Group began in 1981, to come back from a 1-2 deficit to win the title.

The southpaw, No. 41 Delbonis said “This is fabulous.” “We somewhat felt we could do it despite trailing after the doubles.”

“We played with our heart and tried to do the best.”

 

 

“I was calm, I hoped all the time that I could win and I did it,” said Del Potro to media.  The 2009 US Open champion injured his pinky in the fifth set. “I’m very happy to hand my team a chance of a victory.”

“It is very difficult to lose such an important match,” Cilic said of the almost five-hour match. “I feel a lot of disappointment.”

“After losing the third set, I was still confident I could win as he looked tired,” Cilic said. “I started pushing a bit too hard, handing him a chance for a comeback.”

 

“We did what we had to do,” said Argentina’s Davis cup coach Daniel Orsanic. “We could have lost, but the guys were amazing today. Juan Martin won an incredible match and Federico played the best match of his life. I dreamed for this so many times.”

DAVIS CUP
2016 World Group Final
CROATIA 1, ARGENTINA 1
Venue: Arena Zagreb, Croatia

Marin Cilic (CRO) d. Federico Delbonis (ARG) 6-3, 7-5, 3-6, 1-6, 6-2
Juan Martin del Potro (ARG) d. Ivo Karlovic (CRO) 6-4, 6-7(6), 6-3, 7-5
Ivan Dodig / Marin Cilic (CRO) d. Leonardo Mayer / Juan Martin del Potro (ARG) 7-6(2), 7-6(4), 6-3
Juan Martin del Potro (ARG) d. Marin Cilic (CRO) 6-7 (4), 2-6, 7-5, 6-4, 6-3
Federico Delbonis (ARG) d. Ivo Karlovic (CRO) 6-3, 6-4, 6-2

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Andy Murray Beats Novak Djokovic to Claim ATP Year-End Title and World No. 1

Andy Murray

Andy Murray

(November 20, 2016) Andy Murray reached two milestones on Sunday in London’s O2 Arena – he beat Novak Djokovic to win his first ATP World Tour Finals title and sealed the No. 1 spot for 2016.

The three-time major champion beat Novak Djokovic 6-3, 6-4. It marked the first time in ATP World Tour history that the No. 1 ranking was on the line for both players in the final match of the ATP Tour’s season.
It was also the first time since Lisbon in 2000 that the year-end No. 1 ranking was decided in the final when Brazil’s Gustavo Kuerten beat Andre Agassi in the final to finish at No. 1 ahead of Marat Safin.

“I would like to try and stay there, obviously,” Murray said of his top ranking.  “It’s taken a huge effort the last five, six months to get there. I would obviously like to stay there. I’m aware that’s going to be extremely difficult because I had a great year this year. I only managed to do it by one match. To repeat that again next year is going to be extremely difficult.

“But now that I’ve got there, I obviously would be motivated to try and stay in that position. But yeah, I mean, the majors are what gets me working hard and what really, really motivates me.

“When I go away in December to train, I’m training with the Australian Open in mind. Because of the best-of-five-set matches, they’re the ones you have to really put in the extra work for and the extra training for. That’s what motivates me.”
The 29-year-old spot leapfrogged Djokovic for the No. 1 ranking on November 7, when he won the Paris Masters event.

Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic

“I expected him to play on a high level, said the 29-year-old Serb. “As I said yesterday after my semifinals, I didn’t expect him to be too tired.

“But I just played very poorly, made a lot of unforced errors from the backhand side. It just wasn’t my day. On the other hand, credit to Andy for being mentally tough and playing the right shots, making me play extra shots in every rally. He definitely deserved to win.”

 

“Well, right now the goal is just to rest a little bit,” Djokovic said in his post-match news conference. “It’s been a long season, a very nice year, a lot to reflect on, a lot to take in. But, you know, it’s time to leave the racquet aside for a little bit, just recover, then I’ll start thinking about next season.”
The last five, six months have not been ideal. Surely, you know, I could have maybe done slightly better in some tournaments. Nevertheless, I played finals of US Open, finals here. It’s still pretty good playing finals. Even though I set a high standard for myself, especially the last couple years, I’m very grateful to have had the career that I’ve had.

“But, you know, sometimes it’s just normal, I guess, to experience, to live these kind of things, not to have the half seasons as well as you want them to be, as well as they’ve been in the last three, four years. That’s all, you know.

“Surely there were things I could have done better on the court. I know that. It was also a tough season considering there were Olympic Games. I’ve just been through so much emotions in the first six months with Roland Garros in place. I needed some time to really take it all in, digest it. But I didn’t have that time. I had to a few weeks later be on the court right away. I guess that all had its toll.

“Right now I’m actually looking forward to have a month and a half with no tournaments. That’s something that is a luxury in the men’s tennis.”

 

For Murray, it’s been a career year, winning a second Wimbledon title, defending his Olympic gold and claiming three Masters Series titles. He was victorious in 8 finals and now has a total of 44 career titles. He’s on a 24-match win streak. He completed the year at 78-9.
“It’s a very special day, playing against Novak in a match like this,” said Murray. “We’ve played in Grand Slam finals, Olympics and matches like this – it’s been a tough rivalry. I’ve lost many of them, but I am happy to have got the win today to clinch the year-end No. 1. It’s very special, it’s something that I never expected. My team and family have been a great help, making a lot of sacrifices for me and my tennis. I’d like to congratulate Novak on everything he has achieved this year.”

Andy’s older brother, Jamie Murray and his partner Bruno Soares claimed the year end No. 1 doubles ranking as a team. This marks the first time in the history of the official ATP rankings that two brothers have finished year-end No. 1 in singles and doubles in the same season.
“These next few years, obviously I want to try and make them the best of my career, yeah, try and win as much as I can,” Murray said. “But it’s going to be tough because as you get older, you know, the young guys are going to keep improving and getting better. There’s some really good young ones now.

“It’s going to be hard, but I’ll try to keep going.”

 
ATP WORLD TOUR YEAR-END NO. 1 HISTORY
Year    Player
2016    Andy Murray (Great Britain)
2015    Novak Djokovic (Serbia)
2014    Novak Djokovic (Serbia)
2013    Rafael Nadal (Spain)
2012    Novak Djokovic (Serbia)
2011    Novak Djokovic (Serbia)
2010    Rafael Nadal (Spain)
2009    Roger Federer (Switzerland)
2008    Rafael Nadal (Spain)
2007    Roger Federer (Switzerland)
2006    Roger Federer (Switzerland)
2005    Roger Federer (Switzerland)
2004    Roger Federer (Switzerland)
2003    Andy Roddick (U.S.)
2002    Lleyton Hewitt (Australia)
2001    Lleyton Hewitt (Australia)
2000    Gustavo Kuerten (Brazil)
1999    Andre Agassi (U.S.)
1998    Pete Sampras (U.S.)
1997    Pete Sampras (U.S.)
1996    Pete Sampras (U.S.)
1995    Pete Sampras (U.S.)
1994    Pete Sampras (U.S.)
1993    Pete Sampras (U.S.)
1992    Jim Courier (U.S.)
1991    Stefan Edberg (Sweden)
1990    Stefan Edberg (Sweden)
1989    Ivan Lendl (Czech Republic)
1988    Mats Wilander (Sweden)
1987    Ivan Lendl (Czech Republic)
1986    Ivan Lendl (Czech Republic)
1985    Ivan Lendl (Czech Republic)
1984    John McEnroe (U.S.)
1983    John McEnroe (U.S.)
1982    John McEnroe (U.S.)
1981    John McEnroe (U.S.)
1980    Bjorn Borg (Sweden)
1979    Bjorn Borg (Sweden)
1978    Jimmy Connors (U.S.)
1977    Jimmy Connors (U.S.)
1976    Jimmy Connors (U.S.)
1975    Jimmy Connors (U.S.)
1974    Jimmy Connors (U.S.)
1973    Ilie Nastase (Romania)

 

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