2014/04/18

Karlovic Wins Bogota Crown Over Hometown Hero Falla

Ivo Karlovic

(July 21, 2013) Croatia’s Ivo Karlovic won his first tournament in five years when he beat Bogota resident Alejandro Falla for the Claro Open Colombia on Sunday.

The ATP tour’s tallest player, the 34-year-old Karlovic who is 6-foot-10 stopped Falla 6-3, 7-6(4) for the hardcourt title. It’s the Croatian’s fifth career ATP crown. For Karlovic this is just his second tournament back from being off the tour for three months with viral meningitis.

He became the 11th winner of the ATP Tour over 30.

Karlovic held all 61 of his service games and served a total of 104 aces during the tournament.

“Only happiness, that after all these injuries and illnesses I was able to back here,” Karlovic said.

“It was my weapons, which is volleys and serve, and I was more calm in the crucial points,” he said were the keys to the win.

“It was a great week for me,” said the hometown favorite Falla. “The challenge was to reach the final and win matches, and I lost a tough final. Ivo was serving unbelievable. I tried my best every time. I take many, many positive things and I’m going to try to keep it up for the rest of the season.”

“I have to be ready for next year. I think the challenge is to win a title here. I have the chances to do it, and I feel comfortable playing here in the altitude with my people, my friends and my family. So it was a great tournament overall and I’m really happy about the final.”

Share

Hometown Hero Falla Reaches Bogota Final

 

(July 20, 2013) Bogota resident Alejandro Falla moved into the Claro Open Colombia final by beating Canada’s Vasek Pospisil 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-4.

The 29-year-old southpaw Falla is looking for  his first ATP Tour title.  He’ll meet Croatia’s Ivo Karlovic who beat second seed Kevin Anderson of South Africa 6-4, 6-7 (4), 6-3.

copa claro

RESULTS – SATURDAY, 20 JULY, 2013

Singles – Semi-finals
I Karlovic (CRO) d [2] K Anderson (RSA) 64 67(4) 63
A Falla (COL) d V Pospisil (CAN) 6

Doubles – Final

[4] P Raja (IND) / D Sharan (IND) d [2] E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) / I Sijsling (NED)


SCHEDULE – SUNDAY, 21 JULY, 2013

CAMPO CENTRAL start 11:00am
A Falla (COL) vs I Karlovic (CRO)

Share

Tipsarevic Upset in Bogota

ATP World Tour 250
Bogota, Colombia  (-5 hours GMT)
15-21 July, 2013     Surface: Hard

RESULTS – FRIDAY, 19 JULY, 2013

Singles – Quarter-finals
A Falla (COL) d [1] J Tipsarevic (SRB) 36 62 63
[2] K Anderson (RSA) d [6} S Giraldo [COL] 63 63
I Karlovic (CRO) d [5} A Mannarino (FRA) 76(5) 76(3)
V Pospisil (CAN) d M Viola (ITA) 36 63 62

Doubles - Semi-finals

[4] P Raja (IND) / D Sharan (IND) d [1] J Cabal (COL) / R Farah (COL) 62 63
[2] E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) / I Sijsling (NED) d I Karlovic (CRO) / F Moser (GER) 61 76(3)

SCHEDULE – SATURDAY, 20 JULY, 2013

CAMPO CENTRAL start 11:00am
I Karlovic (CRO) vs [2] K Anderson (RSA)
Not Before 1:00 PM
A Falla (COL) vs V Pospisil (CAN)
Not Before 4:00 PM
[4] P Raja (IND) / D Sharan (IND) vs [2] E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) / I Sijsling (NED)

Share

Viola Stuns Roger-Vasselin in Colombia

 

ATP World Tour 250
Bogota, Colombia  (-5 hours GMT)
15-21 July, 2013     Surface: Hard

 

RESULTS – THURSDAY, 18 JULY, 2013

Singles – Second Round
[1] J Tipsarevic (SRB) d R Bemelmans (BEL) 64 75
M Viola (ITA) d [4] E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) 63 75
A Falla (COL) d M Ebden (AUS) 76(1) 61
V Pospisil (CAN) d J Duckworth (AUS) 75 36 75

Doubles – Quarter-finals

[1] J Cabal (COL) / R Farah (COL) d [Alt] M Arevalo (ESA) / V Estrella Burgos (DOM) 46 76(3) 10-8
[2] E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) / I Sijsling (NED) d A Mannarino (FRA) / M Viola (ITA) 76(0) 36 10-2
[4] P Raja (IND) / D Sharan (IND) d N Monroe (USA) / V Pospisil (CAN) 36 63 10-6
I Karlovic (CRO) / F Moser (GER) d J Cerretani (USA) / C Guccione (AUS) 76(6) 76(3)


SCHEDULE – FRIDAY, 19 JULY, 2013

CAMPO CENTRAL start 12:00 noon
[5] A Mannarino (FRA) vs I Karlovic (CRO)
Not Before 2:00 PM
[6] S Giraldo (COL) vs [2] K Anderson (RSA)
M Viola (ITA) vs V Pospisil (CAN)
Not Before 6:00 PM
[1] J Tipsarevic (SRB) vs A Falla (COL)
[1] J Cabal (COL) / R Farah (COL) vs [4] P Raja (IND) / D Sharan (IND)

CAMPO 1 start 4:00 pm
I Karlovic (CRO) / F Moser (GER) vs [2] E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) / I Sijsling (NED)

Share

Anderson Advances in Bogota

copa claro

ATP World Tour 250
Bogota, Colombia  (-5 hours GMT)
15-21 July, 2013     Surface: Hard

RESULTS – WEDNESDAY, 17 JULY, 2013

Singles – Second Round
[2] K Anderson (RSA) d [Q] E Gomez (ECU) 63 76(2)
I Karlovic (CRO) d [3] I Sijsling (NED) 63 76(14)
[5] A Mannarino (FRA) d [Q] V Estrella Burgos (DOM) 61 62
[6] S Giraldo (COL) d [Q] C Guccione (AUS) 36 63 64

Doubles – First Round

I Karlovic (CRO) / F Moser (GER) d [3] M Demoliner (BRA) / A Sa (BRA) 64 63
[Alt] M Arevalo (ESA) / V Estrella Burgos (DOM) d D Molchanov (UKR) / J Wang (TPE) 63 76(4)
N Monroe (USA) / V Pospisil (CAN) d F De Paula (BRA) / S Galdos (PER) 61 62
J Cerretani (USA) / C Guccione (AUS) d [WC] A Gonzalez (COL) / C Salamanca (COL) 64 76(4)


SCHEDULE – THURSDAY, 18 JULY, 2013

CAMPO CENTRAL start 12:00 noon
[4] E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) vs M Viola (ITA)
V Pospisil (CAN) vs J Duckworth (AUS)
[1] J Cabal (COL) / R Farah (COL) vs [Alt] M Arevalo (ESA) / V Estrella Burgos (DOM)
Not Before 4:30 PM
[1] J Tipsarevic (SRB) vs R Bemelmans (BEL)
Not Before 6:30 PM
M Ebden (AUS) vs A Falla (COL)

CAMPO 1 start 1:00 pm

J Cerretani (USA) / C Guccione (AUS) vs I Karlovic (CRO) / F Moser (GER)
A Mannarino (FRA) / M Viola (ITA) vs [2] E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) / I Sijsling (NED) – After Suitable Rest
Not Before 4:30 PM
[4] P Raja (IND) / D Sharan (IND) vs N Monroe (USA) / V Pospisil (CAN)

Share

ATP Bogota – Tuesday Results, Wednesday Schedule

copa claro

ATP World Tour 250
Bogota, Colombia  (-5 hours GMT)
15-21 July, 2013     Surface: Hard

RESULTS – TUESDAY, 16 JULY, 2013

Singles – First Round
J Duckworth (AUS) d [7] A Bedene (SLO) 63 64
A Falla (COL) d [8] X Malisse (BEL) 61 36 61
R Bemelmans (BEL) d [WC] N Barrientos (COL) 75 63
V Pospisil (CAN) d M Przysiezny (POL) 63 36 61
[Q] V Estrella Burgos (DOM) d F Arguello (ARG) 75 63
I Karlovic (CRO) d [Q] J Londero (ARG) 76(5) 64
[Q] C Guccione (AUS) d E Korolev (KAZ) 61 10 ret. (illness)
[Q] E Gomez (ECU) d [WC] E Struvay (COL) 64 64

Doubles – First Round
[2] E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) / I Sijsling (NED) d M Ebden (AUS) / I Marchenko (UKR) 76(7) 61
[4] P Raja (IND) / D Sharan (IND) d [WC] E Gomez (ECU) / M Quintero (COL) 62 62
A Mannarino (FRA) / M Viola (ITA) d G Andreozzi (ARG) / F Arguello (ARG) 61 62

SCHEDULE – WEDNESDAY, 17 JULY, 2013

CAMPO CENTRAL start 12:00 noon
I Karlovic (CRO) vs [3] I Sijsling (NED)
Not Before 1:45 PM
[6] S Giraldo (COL) vs [Q] C Guccione (AUS)
Not Before 4:00 PM
[Q] E Gomez (ECU) vs [2] K Anderson (RSA)
[5] A Mannarino (FRA) vs [Q] V Estrella Burgos (DOM)
Alternate / Unknown vs D Molchanov (UKR) / J Wang (TPE) – After Suitable Rest

CAMPO 1 start 1:30 pm
F De Paula (BRA) / S Galdos (PER) vs N Monroe (USA) / V Pospisil (CAN)
I Karlovic (CRO) / F Moser (GER) vs [3] M Demoliner (BRA) / A Sa (BRA)
[WC] A Gonzalez (COL) / C Salamanca (COL) vs J Cerretani (USA) / C Guccione (AUS) – After Suitable Rest

Share

ATP Bogota – Monday Results, Tuesday Schedule

copa claro

ATP World Tour 250
Bogota, Colombia  (-5 hours GMT)
15-21 July, 2013     Surface: Hard

RESULTS – MONDAY, 15 JULY, 2013

Singles – First Round
[5] A Mannarino (FRA) d A Gonzalez (COL) 64 06 64
[6] S Giraldo (COL) d [WC] C Salamanca (COL) 62 64
M Ebden (AUS) d J Wang (TPE) 61 26 61
M Viola (ITA) d I Marchenko (UKR) 63 26 60

Doubles – First Round

[1] J Cabal (COL) / R Farah (COL) d M Przysiezny (POL) / A Shamasdin (CAN) 26 76(7) 13-11

SCHEDULE – TUESDAY, 16 JULY, 2013

CAMPO CENTRAL start 11:00 am
[WC] N Barrientos (COL) vs R Bemelmans (BEL)
[Q] E Gomez (ECU) vs [WC] E Struvay (COL)
Not Before 3:00 PM
A Falla (COL) vs [8] X Malisse (BEL)
V Pospisil (CAN) vs M Przysiezny (POL)
J Duckworth (AUS) vs [7] A Bedene (SLO)

CAMPO 1 start 11:00 am
E Korolev (KAZ) vs [Q] C Guccione (AUS)
[Q] J Londero (ARG) vs I Karlovic (CRO)
M Ebden (AUS) / I Marchenko (UKR) vs [2] E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) / I Sijsling (NED)
[4] P Raja (IND) / D Sharan (IND) vs [WC] E Gomez (ECU) / M Quintero (COL) – After Suitable Rest

CAMPO 2 start 11:00 am
F Arguello (ARG) vs [Q] V Estrella Burgos (DOM)
A Mannarino (FRA) / M Viola (ITA) vs G Andreozzi (ARG) / F Arguello (ARG) – After Suitable Rest

Share

Jankovic Wins First Tournament Since 2010 Indian Wells

JelenaJankovic

(February 24, 2013) Jelena Jankovic won her first tournament since Indian Wells in 2010, claiming the Copa Claro tennis event in Bogotá, Colombia with a win Paula Ormaechea of Argentina 6-1, 6-2.

The Serbian snapped a five–match losing streak in finals in winner her 13th WTA title.

“I had a wonderful week here. It’s been an amazing experience. I’m so happy I was able to come here to Bogotá for the first time and winning my 13th WTA title here makes the experience even better.”

Ormaechea will rise 66 places to No.132 on the new rankings come out on Monday.

COPA CLARO COLSANITAS
Bogotá, Colombia
February 18-24, 2013
$235,000/International
Red Clay/Outdoors

Results – Sunday, February 24, 2013
Singles – Final
(1) Jelena Jankovic (SRB) d. Paula Ormaechea (ARG) 61 62

Doubles – Final (played Saturday)
(2) Babos/Minella (HUN/LUX) d. (1) Birnerova/Panova (CZE/RUS) 64 63

Share

Jankovic Moves into Bogota Final

Jelena Jankovic

Jelena Jankovic

COPA CLARO COLSANITAS
Bogotá, Colombia
February 18-24, 2013
$235,000/International
Red Clay/Outdoors

Results – Saturday, February 23, 2013
Singles – Semifinals
(1) Jelena Jankovic (SRB) d. Karin Knapp (ITA) 36 61 76(2)
Paula Ormaechea (ARG) d. (Q) Teliana Pereira (BRA) 76(5) 63

Doubles – Final
(2) Babos/Minella (HUN/LUX) d. (1) Birnerova/Panova (CZE/RUS) 64 63

Order Of Play – Sunday, February 24, 2013
Center Court (from 11.00hrs)
1. Singles Final: Jelena Jankovic vs. Paula Ormaechea

Share

Jankovic Advances in Bogota

 

COPA
CLARO COLSANITAS

Bogotá,
Colombia

February 18-24,
2013
$235,000/International
Red Clay/Outdoors

Results - Thursday, February
21, 2013
Singles – Second
Round
(1)
Jelena Jankovic (SRB) d. (WC) Mariana Duque-Mariño (COL) 63 62
Karin Knapp
(ITA) d. (3) Lourdes Domínguez Lino (ESP) 63 46 64
Paula Ormaechea (ARG) d.
(4) Francesca Schiavone (ITA) 26 63 76(3)
Lara Arruabarrena-Vecino (ESP) d.
(5) Flavia Pennetta (ITA) 63 46 60
Alexandra Cadantu (ROU) d. (Q) Tereza
Mrdeza (CRO) 46 63 64

Doubles -
Semifinals
(1)
Birnerova/Panova (CZE/RUS) d. Bogdan/Cadantu (ROU/ROU) 62
61

Doubles -
Quarterfinals
(2)
Babos/Minella (HUN/LUX) d. Ferrer Suárez/Parra Santonja (ESP/ESP) 63 75
(WC)
Jankovic/Krunic (SRB/SRB) d. Auroux/Irigoyen (ARG/ARG) 16 64 119 (Match
TB)

Order Of Play – Friday, February 22,
2013
Center Court (from
10.30hrs)
1.
María-Teresa Torró-Flor vs. Paula Ormaechea
2. Jelena Jankovic vs. Alexandra
Cadantu (NB 12.30hrs)
3. Karin Knapp vs. Lara Arruabarrena-Vecino
4.
Jankovic/Krunic vs. Babos/Minella (NB 14.00hrs)

Court 1 (from
11.00hrs)
1.
Mandy Minella vs. Teliana Pereira

Share