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Top Seeds Advance in Rotterdam

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(February 10, 2014) Tomas Berdych, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Philipp Kohlschreiber moved into he next round of Rotterdam on Monday.

The event’s two top seeds, defending champion Juan Martin del Potro and Andy Murray, who took a last-minute wildcard will play on Wednesday.

RESULTS – MONDAY, 10 FEBRUARY 2014

Singles – First Round
[3] T Berdych (CZE) d A Seppi (ITA) 63 63
[5] J Tsonga (FRA) d F Mayer (GER) 46 63 61
[Q] P Mathieu (FRA) d I Dodig (CRO) 46 76(2) 64
[Q] M Berrer (GER) d [WC] J Huta Galung (NED) 64 26 63
P Kohlschreiber (GER) d [Q] S Stakhovsky (UKR) 62 75

Doubles – First Round
J Benneteau (FRA) / E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) d [2] L Kubot (POL) / R Lindstedt (SWE) 63 76(4)
M Fyrstenberg (POL) / M Matkowski (POL) d [WC] T de Bakker (NED) / I Sijsling (NED) 63 76(8)

ATP World Tour 500 $1,369,305
Rotterdam, The Netherlands (+1 hour GMT)
10-16 February 2014 Surface: Indoor Hard

SCHEDULE – TUESDAY, 11 FEBRUARY 2014

CENTRE COURT start 11:00 am
E Gulbis (LAT) vs D Istomin (UZB)
M Cilic (CRO) vs L Rosol (CZE)
[7] M Youzhny (RUS) vs [WC] I Sijsling (NED)
Not Before 7:30 pm
D Tursunov (RUS) vs [8] G Dimitrov (BUL)
J Janowicz (POL) vs J Benneteau (FRA)

COURT 1 start 2:00 pm
J Brunstrom (SWE) / J Nieminen (FIN) vs [4] R Bopanna (IND) / A Qureshi (PAK)
Not Before 3:00 pm
P Kohlschreiber (GER) / F Mayer (GER) vs J Knowle (AUT) / J Peers (AUS)
Not Before 4:00 pm
Possible Court Change – J Rojer (NED) / H Tecau (ROU) vs [Q] M Berrer (GER) / S Stakhovsky (UKR)
[1] I Dodig (CRO) / M Melo (BRA) vs L Rosol (CZE) / A Seppi (ITA)

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Del Potro Takes Rotterdam Crown Over Benneteau

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(February 17, 2013) Juan Martin Del Potro won his 14th ATP World Tour tennis event with a 7-6(2), 6-3 win over Julien Benneteau for the Rotterdam title.

“It’s amazing. I’m so happy to win this tournament,” Del Potro said. “I played really well from the first round to the final. I think I played the way I needed to, to win this kind of tournament.”

“I had been serving well all week, but at the beginning of the match I was nervous and he broke me. Then in the second set I felt confident on my first serve and didn’t give him a chance to break me. I closed the match with a fantastic service game. He deserved to be in the final. He played a really good match today. He was fighting all the time and I think I did a very good job today.”

“I fought hard to come back in the first set,” said Benneteau who upset Roger Federer in the Quarterfinals. “I was always under pressure; I had to save a lot of break points. It’s difficult to keep that level of intensity all the time. He did that better than me.

“It was a good match. I was not too tight, I played my game. He was just too strong today. It’s disappointing because it’s a final, but I did what I can.”

RESULTS – SUNDAY, 17 FEBRUARY, 2013

Singles – Final
[2] J Del Potro (ARG) d J Benneteau (FRA) 76(2) 63

Doubles – Final
[3] R Lindstedt (SWE) / N Zimonjic (SRB) d [WC] T de Bakker (NED) / J Huta Galung (NED) 57 63 10-8

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Del Potro and Benneteau to Meet in Rotterdam Final

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(February 16, 2013) Juan Martin Del Potro and Julien Benneteau moved into the finals the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam.

Del Potro is into his second straight final in Rotterdam defeating Grigor Dimitrov 6-4, 6-4. Del Potro lost in last year’s final to Roger Federer Benneteau topped fellow Frenchman Gilles Simon 6-4, 7-6 (2). Benneteau upset Roger Federer on Friday

“It was not as good as yesterday, but who cares? I won,” Benneteau said of Saturday’s win.

RESULTS – SATURDAY, 16 FEBRUARY, 2013

Singles – Semi-finals
[2] J Del Potro (ARG) d G Dimitrov (BUL) 64 64
J Benneteau (FRA) d [5] G Simon (FRA) 64 76(2)

Doubles – Semi-finals
[3] R Lindstedt (SWE) / N Zimonjic (SRB) d [1] M Granollers (ESP) / M Lopez (ESP) 62 76(10)
[WC] T de Bakker (NED) / J Huta Galung (NED) d [4] M Fyrstenberg (POL) / M Matkowski (POL) 64 75

SCHEDULE – SUNDAY, 17 FEBRUARY, 2013

CENTRE COURT start 12:00 noon
[3] R Lindstedt (SWE) / N Zimonjic (SRB) vs [WC] T de Bakker (NED) / J Huta Galung (NED)

Not Before 2:30 PM
J Benneteau (FRA) vs [2] J Del Potro (ARG)

 

 

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Benneteau Upsets Federer in Rotterdam

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(February 15, 2013) Frenchman Julien Benneteau upset No. 1 seed Roger Federer 6-3, 7-5 to move into the Rotterdam semifinals. The sluggish Swiss struggled with his serve and had no answer for the Frenchman’s serve.

“It is one of the biggest wins, for sure,” said the No. 39 player in the world. “To play against Roger, Friday night, full house, it’s a dream, and I played like in a dream.”

Benneteau came close to defeating Federer at Wimbledon last summer, up two sets to none, but the Swiss recovered to win.

“I started bad, but fortunately got back into the game,” Federer said. “But when you get broken as much as happened to me, you won’t get the job done.”

Benneteau will face fellow Frenchman Gilles Simon for a spot in the final.

 

RESULTS – FRIDAY, 15 FEBRUARY, 2013

Singles – Quarter-finals
J Benneteau (FRA) d [1] R Federer (SUI) 63 75
[2] J Del Potro (ARG) d J Nieminen (FIN) 63 64
[5] G Simon (FRA) d M Klizan (SVK) 67(6) 63 30 ret. (cramping)
G Dimitrov (BUL) d M Baghdatis (CYP) 67(4) 76(0) 63

Doubles – Quarter-finals
[1] M Granollers (ESP) / M Lopez (ESP) d J Knowle (AUT) / F Polasek (SVK) 62 64

SCHEDULE – SATURDAY, 16 FEBRUARY, 2013

CENTRE COURT start 2:00 pm
G Dimitrov (BUL) vs [2] J Del Potro (ARG)
[1] M Granollers (ESP) / M Lopez (ESP) vs [3] R Lindstedt (SWE) / N Zimonjic (SRB)

Not Before 7:30 PM
J Benneteau (FRA) vs [5] G Simon (FRA)
[4] M Fyrstenberg (POL) / M Matkowski (POL) vs [WC] T de Bakker (NED) / J Huta Galung (NED)

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Federer and Del Potro Gain Rotterdam Quarterfinals, Gasquet Falls

 

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(February 14, 2013) Switzerland’s Roger Federer defeated Dutchman Thiemo de Bakker 6-3, 6-4 on Thursday to move into the quarterfinals of the tennis tournament in Rotterdam.

Federer who is the top seed and defending champion will play France’s Julien Benneteau in the quarterfinals.

Last year’s finalist second seed Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina stopped Latvia’s Ernests Gulbis 7-6 (5), 6-3. Del Potro gets Finland’s Jarkko Nieminen next.

In the upset of the day Marcos Baghdatis defeated No. 4 seed Richard Gasquet of France 6-4, 6-4.

RESULTS – THURSDAY, 14 FEBRUARY, 2013

Singles – Second Round
[1] R Federer (SUI) d [WC] T de Bakker (NED) 63 64
[2] J Del Potro (ARG) d [Q] E Gulbis (LAT) 76(5) 63
M Baghdatis (CYP) d [4] R Gasquet (FRA) 64 64
M Klizan (SVK) d [WC] I Sijsling (NED) 62 64
J Nieminen (FIN) d [Q] M Bachinger (GER) 63 57 63

Doubles – Quarter-finals
[3] R Lindstedt (SWE) / N Zimonjic (SRB) d C Fleming (GBR) / J Marray (GBR) 46 01 ret. (Marray – right calf muscle strain)
[4] M Fyrstenberg (POL) / M Matkowski (POL) d [Alt] J Janowicz (POL) / J Nieminen (FIN) 46 75 10-8
[WC] T de Bakker (NED) / J Huta Galung (NED) d J Benneteau (FRA) / R Gasquet (FRA) 64 36 10-7
SCHEDULE – FRIDAY, 15 FEBRUARY, 2013

CENTRE COURT start 11:00 am
[1] M Granollers (ESP) / M Lopez (ESP) vs J Knowle (AUT) / F Polasek (SVK)

Not Before 12:30 PM
G Dimitrov (BUL) vs M Baghdatis (CYP)
J Nieminen (FIN) vs [2] J Del Potro (ARG)

Not Before 7:30 PM
[1] R Federer (SUI) vs J Benneteau (FRA)
M Klizan (SVK) vs [5] G Simon (FRA)

 

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Federer, Gasquet Gain Second Round

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(February 13, 2013) Defending Rotterdam champion Roger Federer eased into the second round on Wednesday, defeating Grega Zemlja 6-3, 6-1.

Federer closed out the match in 58 minute in Ahoy arena.

“Hall play is different. It’s warmer, so the ball flies more and it takes a bit of getting used to,” Federer told media about his opponent after a hiatus since he lost in the semifinals of the Australian Open. “The first ones are never easy. But I’m happy to be back and playing well.”

RESULTS – WEDNESDAY, 13 FEBRUARY, 2013

Singles – Second Round
[5] G Simon (FRA) d [Q] M Viola (ITA) 63 61
J Benneteau (FRA) d V Hanescu (ROU) 61 63
G Dimitrov (BUL) d N Davydenko (RUS) 75 63

Singles – First Round
[1] R Federer (SUI) d G Zemlja (SLO) 63 61
[4] R Gasquet (FRA) d V Troicki (SRB) 76(3) 61
[Q] M Bachinger (GER) d [6] A Seppi (ITA) 63 64
M Baghdatis (CYP) d B Paire (FRA) 60 67(3) 40 ret. (illness)

Doubles – First Round
C Fleming (GBR) / J Marray (GBR) d *[Alt] S Fransen (NED) / W Koolhof (NED) 46 61 10-2
**[Alt] J Janowicz (POL) / J Nieminen (FIN) d T Huey (PHI) / D Inglot (GBR) 64 75
[WC] T de Bakker (NED) / J Huta Galung (NED) d [WC] R Haase (NED) / I Sijsling (NED) 26 63 10-3

*[Alt] S Fransen (NED) / W Koolhof (NED) replaced D Nestor (CAN) / M Youzhny (RUS) – (Youzhny – hip)
**[Alt] J Janowicz (POL) / J Nieminen (FIN) replaced J del Potro (ARG) / M Llodra (FRA) – (Llodra – illness)

 

SCHEDULE – THURSDAY, 14 FEBRUARY, 2013

CENTRE COURT start 11:00 am
[Q] M Bachinger (GER) vs J Nieminen (FIN)
M Baghdatis (CYP) vs [4] R Gasquet (FRA)
[Q] E Gulbis (LAT) vs [2] J Del Potro (ARG)
[3] R Lindstedt (SWE) / N Zimonjic (SRB) vs C Fleming (GBR) / J Marray (GBR)

Not Before 7:30 PM
[1] R Federer (SUI) vs [WC] T de Bakker (NED)
[WC] I Sijsling (NED) vs M Klizan (SVK)

COURT 1 not before 2:00 PM
[Alt] J Janowicz (POL) / J Nieminen (FIN) vs [4] M Fyrstenberg (POL) / M Matkowski (POL) – After Suitable Rest
[WC] T de Bakker (NED) / J Huta Galung (NED) vs J Benneteau (FRA) / R Gasquet (FRA) – TBA, After Suitable Rest

 

 

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Del Potro Defeats Monfils, Nieminen Serves Goffin Double Bagel

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(February 12, 2013) Argentina’s Juan Martin Del Potro stopped Gael Monfils of France 6-3, 6-4 on Tuesday to reach the second of the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam.

Del Potro just needed a single break in each set to take the match. DelPotro was the runner-up in last year’s final, losing to Roger Federer.

In the last match of the day, Jarkko Nieminen destroyed David Goffin 6-0, 6-0 in an hour. It was just the second “double bagel” to be recorded in the tournament’s history and the first since 1987.

Roger Federer, the top seed and defending champion in the event will take to the court on Wednesday against Grega Zemlja.

 

RESULTS – TUESDAY, 12 FEBRUARY, 2013

Singles – First Round
[2] J Del Potro (ARG) d [WC] G Monfils (FRA) 63 64
[WC] T de Bakker (NED) d M Youzhny (RUS) 36 76(2) 41 ret. (hip)
J Benneteau (FRA) d *[LL] T Kamke (GER) 63 62
J Nieminen (FIN) d D Goffin (BEL) 60 60
[Q] E Gulbis (LAT) d R Haase (NED) 62 61

**[LL] T Kamke (GER) replaced M Llodra (FRA) – illness

Doubles – First Round
[1] M Granollers (ESP) / M Lopez (ESP) d R Bopanna (IND) / R Ram (USA) 76(2) 63
J Benneteau (FRA) / R Gasquet (FRA) d [2] A Qureshi (PAK) / J Rojer (NED) 75 62
[4] M Fyrstenberg (POL) / M Matkowski (POL) d B Paire (FRA) / G Simon (FRA) 76(4) 36 10-5
J Knowle (AUT) / F Polasek (SVK) d M Baghdatis (CYP) / G Dimitrov (BUL) 76(4) 61

SCHEDULE – WEDNESDAY, 13 FEBRUARY, 2013

CENTRE COURT start 11:00 am
[WC] T de Bakker (NED) / J Huta Galung (NED) vs [WC] R Haase (NED) / I Sijsling (NED)

Not Before 12:30 PM
V Troicki (SRB) vs [4] R Gasquet (FRA)

Not Before 1:30 PM
B Paire (FRA) vs M Baghdatis (CYP)
[Alt] S Fransen (NED) / W Koolhof (NED) vs C Fleming (GBR) / J Marray (GBR)

Not Before 7:30 PM
[1] R Federer (SUI) vs G Zemlja (SLO)
N Davydenko (RUS) vs G Dimitrov (BUL)

COURT 1 start 11:00 am
[6] A Seppi (ITA) vs [Q] M Bachinger (GER)
[Q] M Viola (ITA) vs [5] G Simon (FRA)
J Benneteau (FRA) vs V Hanescu (ROU)
T Huey (PHI) / D Inglot (GBR) vs [Alt] J Janowicz (POL) / J Nieminen (FIN)

 

 

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Tsonga Ousted in Rotterdam

 

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(February 11, 2013) No. 8 Jo-Wilfred Tsonga of France was upset in Rotterdam on Monday but Dutch wild card Igor Sijsling 7-6 (3), 4-6, 6-4.

The 77th ranked Sijsling called it “maybe the greatest” victory of his career, ” at home, against a top-10 player, in front of this crowd.”

In others upsets Romania’s Victor Hanescu stopped seventh seed Jerzy Janowicz of Poland 7-6 (4), 6-3, while Bernard Tomic of Australia lost to Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov 6-3, 3-6, 6-3.

In the last match of the day Russia’s Nikolay Davydenko stopped Germany’s Florian Mayer 6-3, 6-2.

Defending champion Roger Federer plays his first match of the tournament on Wednesday.

RESULTS – MONDAY, 11 FEBRUARY, 2013

Singles – First Round
[WC] I Sijsling (NED) d [3] J Tsonga (FRA) 76(3) 46 64
[5] G Simon (FRA) d [Q] D Brands (GER) 76(3) 64
V Hanescu (ROU) d [7] J Janowicz (POL) 76(4) 63
N Davydenko (RUS) d [8] F Mayer (GER) 63 62
M Klizan (SVK) d P Mathieu (FRA) 64 36 75
[Q] M Viola (ITA) d M Granollers (ESP) 57 63 61
G Dimitrov (BUL) d B Tomic (AUS) 63 36 63

Doubles – First Round
[3] R Lindstedt (SWE) / N Zimonjic (SRB) d E Butorac (USA) / P Hanley (AUS) 46 63 15-13

SCHEDULE – TUESDAY, 12 FEBRUARY, 2013

CENTRE COURT start 11:00 am
[1] M Granollers (ESP) / M Lopez (ESP) vs R Bopanna (IND) / R Ram (USA)

Not Before 12:30 PM
M Youzhny (RUS) vs [WC] T de Bakker (NED)

Not Before 1:30 PM
[Q] E Gulbis (LAT) vs R Haase (NED)

Not Before 3:30 PM
J Knowle (AUT) / F Polasek (SVK) vs M Baghdatis (CYP) / G Dimitrov (BUL)

Not Before 7:30 PM
[WC] G Monfils (FRA) vs [2] J Del Potro (ARG)
J Nieminen (FIN) vs D Goffin (BEL)

COURT 1 start 12:00 noon
B Paire (FRA) / G Simon (FRA) vs [4] M Fyrstenberg (POL) / M Matkowski (POL)
J Benneteau (FRA) vs M Llodra (FRA)
J Benneteau (FRA) / R Gasquet (FRA) vs [2] A Qureshi (PAK) / J Rojer (NED) – After Suitable Rest

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ATP World Tour- Rotterdam Monday Schedule

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ATP World Tour 500
Rotterdam, The Netherlands (+1 hour GMT)
11-17 February, 2013 Surface: Indoor Hard

 

SCHEDULE – MONDAY, 11 FEBRUARY, 2013

CENTRE COURT start 11:00 noon
M Klizan (SVK) vs P Mathieu (FRA)

Not Before 12:30 PM
[Q] D Brands (GER) vs [5] G Simon (FRA)

Not Before 1:30 PM
B Tomic (AUS) vs G Dimitrov (BUL)
[3] R Lindstedt (SWE) / N Zimonjic (SRB) vs E Butorac (USA) / P Hanley (AUS)

Not Before 7:30 PM
[3] J Tsonga (FRA) vs [WC] I Sijsling (NED)
[8] F Mayer (GER) vs N Davydenko (RUS)

COURT 1 start 11:00
V Hanescu (ROU) vs [7] J Janowicz (POL)
[Q] M Viola (ITA) vs M Granollers (ESP)

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ATP Rotterdam Monday Schedule

ATP World Tour 500
Rotterdam, The Netherlands  (+1 hour GMT)
13-19 February, 2012     Surface: Indoor Hard

SCHEDULE – MONDAY, 13 FEBRUARY, 2012

CENTRE COURT start 12:30 pm
F Cipolla (ITA) vs [5] R Gasquet (FRA)

Not Before 1:30 PM
[4] F Lopez (ESP) vs [Q] P Mathieu (FRA)

Not Before 7:30 PM
[WC] J Huta Galung (NED) vs I Ljubicic (CRO)
L Kubot (POL) vs [6] A Dolgopolov (UKR)

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