2014/04/16

Lamine Ouahab Wins Futures Title in Umag

Ceremony ITF Umag

By Floria Heer

(March 30, 2014) In Sunday’s final at the US-$ 10.000 ITF Futures in Umag, Simone Vagnozzi faced Lamine Ouahab for the first time on European soil. Both previous meetings between the two players took place in Africa, the last encounter on the Futures circuit in Morocco in 2010. The matches have always seen Ouahab as the winner, but were hard fought and always went the distance. In front of about twenty spectators on Grandstand it looked like it was to be a quick affair on Sunday. The 29-year-old Moroccan capitalized on his first break point in the second game and was in total control of the match, hitting a couple of clean winners, whereas on the other hand Vagnozzi produced a lot of unforced errors. Ouahab bageled the Italian after only 25 minutes to take the opening set.

It took 42 minutes for Vagnozzi to get on the scoreboard by breaking the Moroccan’s service in the third game of the second set. From then on the final actually started and became the close match that was expected between the two good friends. The 30-year-old Italian had to save two match points in the twelfth game and the set went into a tiebreak, in which he capitalized on his only set point to take the match the distance.

Ouahab again had the better start by gaining an early break in the opening game. The fourth seed was the more solid player on Sunday and in the end maybe also a bit fresher than his opponent, who had to play a three-hour match on Saturday. Ouahab finally converted his fifth match point to gain his 21st ITF Futures career title winning 6-0, 6-7, 6-3 after two hours and 25 minutes.

“Physically I was ok, maybe I was just tired mentally,” Vagnozzi stated afterwards. “After eight games I found my rhythm into this match, I started to fight and it became better for me. I was lucky to win the second set and in the third I got a little injury on my finger. I tried to do my best but Lamine is a great player and he deserved to win the title here. It’s ok,” the Italian was a fair loser.

Ouhab was obviously satisfied with his week in Umag. “It’s always great to win tournaments. Then you know that you couldn’t have done better,” the Moroccan said. “It was a hard match today but I’m happy that it worked out for me. One of the hardest things is to stay focused, even when you know that you already had match points. Nonetheless I kept on fighting,” Ouahab told and is already excited about the coming weekend. “It will be my first time to play Davis Cup for Morocco. This is a dream come true, as this is also my favourite competition. This will be an unbelievable experience and for sure it’s going to be one thing to tell my kids about it,” the world number 257 said and is looking forward to the next weeks in Casablanca.

 

The ITF Junior Circuit also made a stop in Umag this week for the 30th edition of the Perin Memorial, a tournament of Grade 1 category. In the girl’s final second-seeded Slovakian Kristina Schmiedlova defeated Katarina Jokic from Serbia winning 7-6, 3-6, 6-2.

The boy’s final was an all – Spanish affair between the two sixteen-year-olds, Pedro Martinez Portero and Jaume Antoni Munar Clar, unfortunately with an unlucky ending. Portero was forced to retire at 1-6 1-2 and his friend took the title.

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Semifinals Day at ITF Umag

By Florian Heer

(March 30, 2014) Semifinals in Umag took place in perfect weather conditions with a lot of sunshine and pleasant temperatures. It was also less windy compared to Friday and the players seemed to feel comfortable on court, as the matches took their time.

In the opening semi-final Lamine Ouahab took on Uladzimir Ignatik for the very first time on the tour. The fourth-seeded Moroccan hit solid baseline shots with good length and annoyed his opponent with a lot of drop shots. This and a couple of mind games, which were going on throughout the match, led to some discussions between the two players and the umpire as well. Nonetheless the battle ended after one hour and 45 minutes with a handshake at the net and Ouahab advanced into his first final of the season winning 6-4, 7-6.

The Moroccan No. 1 will meet Simone Vagnozzi on Sunday. The fifth-seeded Italian overcame Kristijan Mesaros in another intense match. The top-seeded Croat, who reached this stage of the tournament without dropping a set, had the better start and gained the opening set in the tenth game. This even contest contained more breaks than service holds and Vagnozzi came back to take the second set in the tie-break. Mesaros was moaning, complaining, talking to his coach and swearing almost uninterrupted. Eventually it was the mental strength and experience from the 30-year-old Italian to finally seal victory winning 4-6, 7-6, 6-3 after almost three hours. Symbolically the match ended through a double fault by the Croat, who still has to wait for reaching his first final of the season.

“I didn’t start well today and I was lucky to break him in the ninth game of the second set,” Vagnozzi told afterwards. “I think in the third set, he was more tired than me. I also remained pretty calm throughout the match, which I think was the key to success today,” the Italian added. “It might be a bit of advantage for Lamine tomorrow that I had to stay that long on court today as I also feel very tired now,” Vagnozzi said in prospect of the final tomorrow.

The doubles title was won by Egor Gerasimov and Dzmitry Zhyrmont, who defeated Dino Marcan and Antonio Sancic 6-4, 4-6, 10-6. For the Belarusians it was their first victory as a team and so they were understandably happy afterwards. “We lost a couple of finals before, so we are really satisfied that it worked out for us today,” Zhyrmont said. “We came here with couple of Belarusian players to practice on clay court as we have to play Davis Cup next week in Moldova,” he added and therewith explained the gathering of so many of his compatriots here in Umag.

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ITF Futures Umag

By Florian Heer

(March 28, 2014) The ITF Futures Circuit has come to Istria, one of the leading regions for tourists in Croatia thanks to its geographical position and closeness to many of the most important European tourist markets. The peninsula is located at the head of the Adriatic Sea between the Gulf of Trieste and the Bay of Kvarner. It is shared by three countries – Croatia, Slovenia and Italy. Istria offers its visitors mild climate, a lot of beaches, natural beauties and a long tradition in tourism.

Umag is a scenic town with about 7.000 inhabitants, situated on the North-Western Istrian coast, and holds unmatched beauty and distinction. Due to its location, Umag is considered as the gateway to Istria from the northern European parts and for tennis fans, the city is known for hosting the Croatia Open, an ATP 250 World Tour event held in July at the eye-catching stadium with a capacity of more than 4.000 seats within the Stella Maris Resort right next to the sea.

In the same complex the ITF Future Circuit has now made a stop for this week and Umag is the third out of five tournaments played in Istria this March and April. Of course the ATP Stadium is not in use for this smaller event but with start of the quarterfinals the Grandstand is supposed to function as the main court.

In the first match of the day Uladzimir Ignatik, one of five Belarusians in the main draw, faced wild card Mate Delic. The Croat is playing his first tournament since the ATP Challenger in Bergamo at the beginning of February but knocked out second-seeded Gerard Granollers-Pujol in a stunning three-set encounter yesterday. In today’s match, Ignatik had the better start and took the first set in just under thirty minutes. The seventh-seed from Minsk didn’t suffer a break but lost his rhythm in the tie-break of the second set, which went in favour of Delic. In the final frame, it was Ignatik again who took command of a great clay court encounter with a lot of exciting rallies to finally take the match winning 6-2, 6-7, 6-3.

In Saturday’s semi-finals the Belarusian will face Lamine Ouahab. The Moroccan defeated Juan Lizariturry in three sets. The 22-year-old Spaniard, who reached the stage of the final four in Porec last week, bageled his opponent in an extraordinary first set. Ouahab already took a medical time-out after the second game and received treatment at his left shoulder. He also became pretty angry with some of the umpire’s decisions in the early stage of the match. “I felt some pain when I was serving,” Ouahab told us afterwards. “There was also one ball, which I thought it was in, but it was called out. I got maybe a bit too much upset about this decision,” the fourth-seed said in a very calm way. Nonetheless, it seemed that Ouahab, who was born in Algeria and received the Moroccan citizenship in January this year, found the right way to push the reset button. The 29-year-old broke serve in the first game of the second set and a totally new match started. Two more breaks and Ouahab took the frame in the seventh game. Lizariturry tried hard from the baseline but the Moroccan number one just had the better shot selection and all of his experience finally helped him to advance into the semis winning 0-6, 6-1, 6-1.

Juan played a pretty good match today right from the beginning but from the second set on, I tried to start a new match. It was much closer today than the scoreboard might say,” the Moroccan stated. “I know the Spanish guys very well as I have been living in Barcelona for thirteen years,” Ouahab explained his emotional expressions on court in Spanish. The former world number 114 has already won twenty ITF Future career titles, the last ten on home soil. “There are a lot of expenses traveling the Tennis Tour. You have to pay for everything at these types of tournaments. So normally I just play at home or in Spain. This is the beginning of the year and I had some help to come here. It’s unusual for me playing Futures outside of Morocco so I hope that I gain some points to get back to the bigger tournaments,” Ouahab told us about his goals for the season.

In the other two quarterfinal matches of day Simone Vagnozzi, who already took one ITF Future title in Palermo earlier this year defeated Croatian wild card, Antonio Sancic in straight sets winning 6-3, 6-1. Fun fact of the match occurred at Sancic’s very first serve of the match, when his string broke and he had to change his racket afterwards.

The Italian will meet the tournament’s top-seed, Kristijan Mesaros. The 25-year- old Croat beat Tak Khum Wang from Paris 6-1, 6-3 and hopes to advance into his first final of the season tomorrow after he had played two semis before in Murcia and Vrsar.

Florian Heer travels the tennis tour with a focus on ATP Challenger events and the ITF Futures Circuit.  Follow his twitter account @Florian _Heer.

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Tennis – ATP Results Round-Up for February 8, 2014

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ATP World Tour 250
Montpellier, France (+1 hour GMT)
3-9 February 2014 Surface: Indoor Hard

RESULTS – SATURDAY, 8 FEBRUARY 2014

Singles – Semi-finals
[1] R Gasquet (FRA) d [3] J Janowicz (POL) 76(6) 76(4)
[5] G Monfils (FRA) d [6] J Nieminen (FIN) 62 36 61

Doubles – Semi-finals
N Davydenko (RUS) / D Istomin (UZB) d [2] R Junaid (AUS) / A Qureshi (PAK) 36 63 10-7

SCHEDULE – SUNDAY, 9 FEBRUARY 2014

COURT CENTRAL start 12:15 pm
M Gicquel (FRA) / N Mahut (FRA) vs N Davydenko (RUS) / D Istomin (UZB)

Not Before 2:45 pm
[1] R Gasquet (FRA) vs [5] G Monfils (FRA)

 

ATP World Tour 250

Viña del Mar, Chile (-3 hours GMT)
3-9 February 2014 Surface: Clay

RESULTS – SATURDAY, 8 FEBRUARY 2014

Singles – Semifinals
[1] F Fognini (ITA) d [3] N Almagro (ESP) 64 16 76(5)
L Mayer (ARG) d S Giraldo (COL) 76(2) 63

Doubles – Final

[3] O Marach (AUT) / F Mergea (ROU) d [2] J Cabal (COL) / R Farah (COL) 63 64

SCHEDULE – SUNDAY, 9 FEBRUARY 2014

CENTRAL start 7:00 pm
SINGLES FINAL – [1] F Fognini (ITA) vs L Mayer (ARG)

 

 

ATP World Tour 250
Zagreb, Croatia (+1 hour GMT)

RESULTS – SATURDAY, 8 FEBRUARY 2014

Singles – Semi-finals
[1] T Haas (GER) d [LL] D Evans (GBR) 57 64 63
[5] M Cilic (CRO) d [Q] B Phau (GER) 63 64

Doubles – Semi-finals
P Marx (GER) / M Mertinak (SVK) d [4] M Draganja (CRO) / M Pavic (CRO) 63 64

SCHEDULE – SUNDAY, 9 FEBRUARY, 2014

CENTRE COURT start 2:00 pm
P Marx (GER) / M Mertinak (SVK) vs [2] J Rojer (NED) / H Tecau (ROU)

Not Before 5:00 pm
[1] T Haas (GER) vs [5] M Cilic (CRO)

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Tennis – ATP Results Round-Up for February 7, 2014

 

 

ATP World Tour 250
Montpellier, France (+1 hour GMT)
3-9 February 2014 Surface: Indoor Hard
RESULTS – FRIDAY, 7 FEBRUARY 2014

Singles – Quarter-finals
[1] R Gasquet (FRA) d [Q] A Olivetti (FRA) 64 62
[3] J Janowicz (POL) d [7] E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) 62 64
[5] G Monfils (FRA) d D Istomin (UZB) 64 64
[6] J Nieminen (FIN) d [Q] M Gicquel (FRA) 63 36 76(5)

Men’s Doubles – Semi-finals
M Gicquel (FRA) / N Mahut (FRA) d H Kontinen (FIN) / J Nieminen (FIN) 63 62

SCHEDULE – SATURDAY, 8 FEBRUARY 2014

COURT CENTRAL start 12:30 pm
N Davydenko (RUS) / D Istomin (UZB) vs [2] R Junaid (AUS) / A Qureshi (PAK)

Not Before 2:45 pm
[5] G Monfils (FRA) vs [6] J Nieminen (FIN)
[1] R Gasquet (FRA) vs [3] J Janowicz (POL)

 

ATP World Tour 250

Viña del Mar, Chile (-3 hours GMT)
3-9 February 2014 Surface: Clay
RESULTS – FRIDAY, 7 FEBRUARY 2014

Singles – Quarter-finals
[1] F Fognini (ITA) d [5] J Chardy (FRA) 64 36 62
[3] N Almagro (ESP) d [Q] T Daniel (JPN) 62 75
S Giraldo (COL) d [7] G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) 36 64 62
L Mayer (ARG) d D Gimeno-Traver (ESP) 36 75 63

Doubles – Semi-finals
[3] O Marach (AUT) / F Mergea (ROU) d [1] M Granollers (ESP) / M Lopez (ESP) 67(2) 61 10-7
[2] J Cabal (COL) / R Farah (COL) d J Chardy (FRA) / L Dlouhy (CZE) 62 62

SCHEDULE – SATURDAY, 8 FEBRUARY 2014

CENTRAL start 5:30 pm
S Giraldo (COL) vs L Mayer (ARG)
[1] F Fognini (ITA) vs [3] N Almagro (ESP)
DOUBLES FINAL – [3] O Marach (AUT) / F Mergea (ROU) vs [2] J Cabal (COL) / R Farah (COL)

 

 

ATP World Tour 250
Zagreb, Croatia (+1 hour GMT)
3-9 February 2014 Surface: Indoor Hard

RESULTS – FRIDAY, 7 FEBRUARY 2014

Singles – Quarter-finals
[1] T Haas (GER) d [Q] A Kuznetsov (RUS) 76(6) 64
[LL] D Evans (GBR) d [3] P Kohlschreiber (GER) 64 26 64
[5] M Cilic (CRO) d [4] I Dodig (CRO) 75 64
[Q] B Phau (GER) d D Sela (ISR) 64 63

Doubles – Semi-finals
[2] J Rojer (NED) / H Tecau (ROU) d M Demoliner (BRA) / P Raja (IND) 76(4) 36 10-6

SCHEDULE – SATURDAY, 8 FEBRUARY, 2014

CENTRE COURT start 4:00 pm
[5] M Cilic (CRO) vs [Q] B Phau (GER)
[1] T Haas (GER) vs [LL] D Evans (GBR)
P Marx (GER) / M Mertinak (SVK) vs [4] M Draganja (CRO) / M Pavic (CRO)

 

 

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Tennis – ATP Results Round-Up for February 6, 2014

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ATP World Tour 250
Montpellier, France (+1 hour GMT)
3-9 February 2014 Surface: Indoor Hard

RESULTS – THURSDAY, 6 FEBRUARY 2014

Singles – Second Round
[1] R Gasquet (FRA) d [WC] P Mathieu (FRA) 61 63
[Q] M Gicquel (FRA) d [2] [WC] G Simon (FRA) 76(4) 63
[3] J Janowicz (POL) d A Mannarino (FRA) 76(2) 63
D Istomin (UZB) d [4] D Tursunov (RUS) 75 64
[5] G Monfils (FRA) d J Sousa (POR) 63 62
[6] J Nieminen (FIN) d [WC] P Herbert (FRA) 76(5) 76(5)
[7] E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) d D Brown (GER) 63 64
[Q] A Olivetti (FRA) d N Davydenko (RUS) 76(5) 67(5) 75

Doubles – Quarter-finals
H Kontinen (FIN) / J Nieminen (FIN) d [1] A Begemann (GER) / M Emmrich (GER) 76(5) 63
M Gicquel (FRA) / N Mahut (FRA) d [3] P Hanley (AUS) / J Marray (GBR) 64 76(4)
N Davydenko (RUS) / D Istomin (UZB) d [4] K Skupski (GBR) / N Skupski (GBR) 64 64

SCHEDULE – FRIDAY, 7 FEBRUARY 2014

COURT CENTRAL start 12:30 pm
[6] J Nieminen (FIN) vs [Q] M Gicquel (FRA)
Not Before 1:30 pm
[5] G Monfils (FRA) vs D Istomin (UZB)
[3] J Janowicz (POL) vs [7] E Roger-Vasselin (FRA)
Not Before 6:30 pm
[1] R Gasquet (FRA) vs [Q] A Olivetti (FRA)

COURT 1 start 6:30 pm
H Kontinen (FIN) / J Nieminen (FIN) vs M Gicquel (FRA) / N Mahut (FRA)
 
ATP World Tour 250

Viña del Mar, Chile (-3 hours GMT)
3-9 February 2014 Surface: Clay

RESULTS – THURSDAY, 6 FEBRUARY 2014

Singles – Second Round
[1] F Fognini (ITA) d A Bedene (SLO) 64 76(0)
[3] N Almagro (ESP) d [Q] M Alund (ARG) 46 63 64
[5] J Chardy (FRA) d P Carreno Busta (ESP) 63 76(5)
[Q] T Daniel (JPN) d [8] F Delbonis (ARG) 16 76(5) 76(7) – saved 1 M.P.
D Gimeno-Traver (ESP) d H Zeballos (ARG) 62 64

Doubles – Quarter-finals
[1] M Granollers (ESP) / M Lopez (ESP) d D Bracciali (ITA) / P Starace (ITA) 64 64
[2] J Cabal (COL) / R Farah (COL) d [WC] C Garin (CHI) / N Jarry (CHI) 46 63 10-8
[3] O Marach (AUT) / F Mergea (ROU) d P Lorenzi (ITA) / F Volandri (ITA) 26 63 10-7
J Chardy (FRA) / L Dlouhy (CZE) d D Gimeno-Traver (ESP) / S Robert (FRA) 63 63

SCHEDULE – FRIDAY, 7 FEBRUARY 2014

CENTRAL start 2:00 pm
[7] G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) vs S Giraldo (COL)
Not Before 5:30 pm
[1] F Fognini (ITA) vs [5] J Chardy (FRA)
[3] N Almagro (ESP) vs [Q] T Daniel (JPN)
J Chardy (FRA) / L Dlouhy (CZE) vs [2] J Cabal (COL) / R Farah (COL)

COURT 1 start 4:00 pm
D Gimeno-Traver (ESP) vs L Mayer (ARG)
[1] M Granollers (ESP) / M Lopez (ESP) vs [3] O Marach (AUT) / F Mergea (ROU)

ATP World Tour 250
Zagreb, Croatia (+1 hour GMT)
3-9 February 2014 Surface: Indoor Hard

RESULTS – THURSDAY, 6 FEBRUARY 2014

Singles – Second Round
[1] T Haas (GER) d B Becker (GER) 46 63 63
[Q] B Phau (GER) d [2] M Youzhny (RUS) 46 75 61
[3] P Kohlschreiber (GER) d A Golubev (KAZ) 64 62
[4] I Dodig (CRO) d I Karlovic (CRO) 76(5) 63
[Q] A Kuznetsov (RUS) d [8] I Sijsling (NED) 16 63 76(5)
[LL] D Evans (GBR) d [Q] M Berrer (GER) 16 61 76(4)
D Sela (ISR) d L Lacko (SVK) 63 62

Doubles – Quarter-finals
[2] J Rojer (NED) / H Tecau (ROU) d S Stakhovsky (UKR) / M Youzhny (RUS) W/O (Youzhny – illness)
P Marx (GER) / M Mertinak (SVK) d [WC] T Androic (CRO) / M Cilic (CRO) 75 63

SCHEDULE – FRIDAY, 7 FEBRUARY, 2014

CENTRE COURT start 12:00 noon
D Sela (ISR) vs [Q] B Phau (GER)

Not Before 2:30 pm
[5] M Cilic (CRO) vs [4] I Dodig (CRO)
[3] P Kohlschreiber (GER) vs [LL] D Evans (GBR)
[1] T Haas (GER) vs [Q] A Kuznetsov (RUS)
M Demoliner (BRA) / P Raja (IND) vs [2] J Rojer (NED) / H Tecau (ROU)

 

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ATP Results Round-Up for February 5, 2014

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ATP World Tour 250
Montpellier, France  (+1 hour GMT)
3-9 February 2014   Surface: Indoor Hard

RESULTS – WEDNESDAY, 5 FEBRUARY 2014

Singles – First Round
[5] G Monfils (FRA) d L Kubot (POL) 64 46 63
[6] J Nieminen (FIN) d O Nedovyesov (KAZ) 46 62 44 ret. (right shoulder)
[7] E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) d M Przysiezny (POL) 76(3) 63
N Davydenko (RUS) d [8] J Benneteau (FRA) 76(6) 75
D Brown (GER) d T Gabashvili (RUS) 46 61 76(1)
J Sousa (POR) d T Kamke (GER) 36 61 64

Doubles – Quarter-finals

[2] R Junaid (AUS) / A Qureshi (PAK) d [WC] G Rufin (FRA) / G Simon (FRA) 63 60

Doubles – First Round
[1] A Begemann (GER) / M Emmrich (GER) d J Delgado (GBR) / A Siljestrom (SWE) 63 76(1)
M Gicquel (FRA) / N Mahut (FRA) d J Cerretani (USA) / A Shamasdin (CAN) 61 76(2)

SCHEDULE – THURSDAY, 6 FEBRUARY 2014

COURT CENTRAL start 12:00 noon
[6] J Nieminen (FIN) vs [WC] P Herbert (FRA)
[Q] M Gicquel (FRA) vs [2] [WC] G Simon (FRA)
Not Before 4:00 pm
[5] G Monfils (FRA) vs J Sousa (POR)
Not Before 7:00 pm
[1] R Gasquet (FRA) vs [WC] P Mathieu (FRA)
[3] J Janowicz (POL) vs A Mannarino (FRA)

COURT 1 start 12:00 noon
D Istomin (UZB) vs [4] D Tursunov (RUS)
Not Before 3:00 pm
[Q] A Olivetti (FRA) vs N Davydenko (RUS)
D Brown (GER) vs [7] E Roger-Vasselin (FRA)
After Suitable Rest – [3] P Hanley (AUS) / J Marray (GBR) vs M Gicquel (FRA) / N Mahut (FRA)

COURT 2 start 3:00 pm

 
After Suitable Rest – [1] A Begemann (GER) / M Emmrich (GER) vs H Kontinen (FIN) / J Nieminen (FIN)
After Suitable Rest – N Davydenko (RUS) / D Istomin (UZB) vs [4] K Skupski (GBR) / N Skupski (GBR)

 

 

ATP World Tour 250

Viña del Mar, Chile  (-3 hours GMT)
3-9 February 2014     Surface: Clay

 

RESULTS – WEDNESDAY, 5 FEBRUARY 2014

Singles – Second Round
L Mayer (ARG) d [2] T Robredo (ESP) 36 76(8) 64 – saved 4 M.P.
S Giraldo (COL) d [4] M Granollers (ESP) 76(7) 76(2)
[7] G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) d P Lorenzi (ITA) 36 75 64

Singles – First Round

[5] J Chardy (FRA) d [WC] C Garin (CHI) 75 60
H Zeballos (ARG) d [WC] G Lama (CHI) 63 63

Doubles – First Round

D Bracciali (ITA) / P Starace (ITA) d [WC] G Lama (CHI) / J Saez (CHI) 60 36 10-6
P Lorenzi (ITA) / F Volandri (ITA) d F Delbonis (ARG) / L Mayer (ARG) 76(5) 46 10-6


SCHEDULE – THURSDAY, 6 FEBRUARY 2014

CENTRAL start 2:00 pm
[3] N Almagro (ESP) vs [Q] M Alund (ARG)
D Gimeno-Traver (ESP) vs H Zeballos (ARG)
P Carreno Busta (ESP) vs [5] J Chardy (FRA)
Not Before 7:00 pm
[1] F Fognini (ITA) vs A Bedene (SLO)
D Gimeno-Traver (ESP) / S Robert (FRA) vs J Chardy (FRA) / L Dlouhy (CZE)

COURT 1 start 2:00 pm

[Q] T Daniel (JPN) vs [8] F Delbonis (ARG)
[3] O Marach (AUT) / F Mergea (ROU) vs P Lorenzi (ITA) / F Volandri (ITA)
[1] M Granollers (ESP) / M Lopez (ESP) vs D Bracciali (ITA) / P Starace (ITA)
[WC] C Garin (CHI) / N Jarry (CHI) vs [2] J Cabal (COL) / R Farah (COL)

 

 

 

 

ATP World Tour 250
Zagreb, Croatia  (+1 hour GMT)
3-9 February 2014     Surface: Indoor Hard

RESULTS – WEDNESDAY, 5 FEBRUARY 2014

Singles – Second Round
[5] M Cilic (CRO) d D Lajovic (SRB) 64 75

Singles – First Round

D Sela (ISR) d [6] L Rosol (CZE) 63 76(2)
[8] I Sijsling (NED) d B Kavcic (SLO) 67(4) 63 64
[Q] A Kuznetsov (RUS) d S Stakhovsky (UKR) 64 76(8)
A Golubev (KAZ) d V Hanescu (ROU) 76(6) 46 76(5)
*[LL] D Evans (GBR) d J Hajek (CZE) 63 61

Doubles – Quarter-finals

M Demoliner (BRA) / P Raja (IND) d [3] J Brunstrom (SWE) / J Knowle (AUT) 63 75
[4] M Draganja (CRO) / M Pavic (CRO) d J Erlich (ISR) / L Rosol (CZE) 62 64

Doubles – First Round

P Marx (GER) / M Mertinak (SVK) d [1] I Dodig (CRO) / M Melo (BRA) 63 64
[2] J Rojer (NED) / H Tecau (ROU) d B Becker (GER) / D Brands (GER) 62 63
S Stakhovsky (UKR) / M Youzhny (RUS) d M Berrer (GER) / T Haas (GER) 76(4) 63

*[LL] D Evans (GBR) replaced R Stepanek (CZE) – heel strain

SCHEDULE – THURSDAY, 6 FEBRUARY, 2014

CENTRE COURT start 12:00 noon
[Q] B Phau (GER) vs [2] M Youzhny (RUS)
Not Before 2:30 am
[3] P Kohlschreiber (GER) vs A Golubev (KAZ)
Not Before 5:00 pm
I Karlovic (CRO) vs [4] I Dodig (CRO)
[1] T Haas (GER) vs B Becker (GER)

COURT 1 start 11:00 am

D Sela (ISR) vs L Lacko (SVK)
[Q] M Berrer (GER) vs [LL] D Evans (GBR)
P Marx (GER) / M Mertinak (SVK) vs [WC] T Androic (CRO) / M Cilic (CRO)
S Stakhovsky (UKR) / M Youzhny (RUS) vs [2] J Rojer (NED) / H Tecau (ROU)
[Q] A Kuznetsov (RUS) vs [8] I Sijsling (NED)

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Tennis – ATP Results Round-Up for February 4, 2014

 

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ATP World Tour 250
Montpellier, France  (+1 hour GMT)
3-9 February 2014   Surface: Indoor Hard

RESULTS – TUESDAY, 4 FEBRUARY 2014

Singles – First Round
[Q] A Olivetti (FRA) d K De Schepper (FRA) 46 76(2) 64
A Mannarino (FRA) d [LL] V Millot (FRA) 64 64
D Istomin (UZB) d [Q] M Ilhan (TUR) 64 75
[WC] P Herbert (FRA) d [Q] A Artunedo Martinavarr (ESP) 64 63
[Q] M Gicquel (FRA) d M Llodra (FRA) 64 76(4)

Doubles – First Round

[2] R Junaid (AUS) / A Qureshi (PAK) d D Brown (GER) / A Krajicek (USA) 67(14) 76(5) 10-7
[3] P Hanley (AUS) / J Marray (GBR) d T Gabashvili (RUS) / J Sousa (POR) 75 60
H Kontinen (FIN) / J Nieminen (FIN) d [WC] D Descloix (FRA) / G Monfils (FRA) w/o (Monfils – back)
N Davydenko (RUS) / D Istomin (UZB) d O Nedovyesov (KAZ) / M Przysiezny (POL) 46 64 10-4
[WC] G Rufin (FRA) / G Simon (FRA) d G Kretschmer (GER) / A Satschko (GER) 61 46 13-11

 

SCHEDULE – WEDNESDAY, 5 FEBRUARY, 2014

COURT CENTRAL start 12:00 noon
T Kamke (GER) vs J Sousa (POR)
[6] J Nieminen (FIN) vs O Nedovyesov (KAZ)
Not Before 4:00 pm
[5] G Monfils (FRA) vs L Kubot (POL)
Not Before 7:00 pm
N Davydenko (RUS) vs [8] J Benneteau (FRA)
M Przysiezny (POL) vs [7] E Roger-Vasselin (FRA)

COURT 1 start 12:00 noon
[1] A Begemann (GER) / M Emmrich (GER) vs J Delgado (GBR) / A Siljestrom (SWE)
M Gicquel (FRA) / N Mahut (FRA) vs J Cerretani (USA) / A Shamasdin (CAN)
[WC] G Rufin (FRA) / G Simon (FRA) vs [2] R Junaid (AUS) / A Qureshi (PAK)
T Gabashvili (RUS) vs D Brown (GER)

 

 

ATP World Tour 250

Viña del Mar, Chile  (-3 hours GMT)
3-9 February 2014     Surface: Clay

 

RESULTS – TUESDAY, 4 FEBRUARY 2014

Singles – First Round
D Gimeno-Traver (ESP) d [6] [WC] A Dolgopolov (UKR) 76(4) 36 75
[8] F Delbonis (ARG) d [PR] P Cuevas (URU) 63 64
A Bedene (SLO) d S Robert (FRA) 26 63 63
P Carreno Busta (ESP) d F Volandri (ITA) 60 36 61
[Q] M Alund (ARG) d A Ramos (ESP) 63 64
[Q] T Daniel (JPN) d [Q] T Bellucci (BRA) 63 63
P Lorenzi (ITA) d A Gonzalez (COL) 62 61
S Giraldo (COL) d [Q] R Ramirez Hidalgo (ESP) 64 62

Doubles – First Round

[1] M Granollers (ESP) / M Lopez (ESP) d G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) / P Oswald (AUT) 61 63
J Chardy (FRA) / L Dlouhy (CZE) d [4] P Cuevas (URU) / H Zeballos (ARG) 76(5) 62
[WC] C Garin (CHI) / N Jarry (CHI) d C Kas (GER) / A Sa (BRA) 62 64

SCHEDULE – WEDNESDAY, 5 FEBRUARY, 2014

CENTRAL start 2:00 pm
L Mayer (ARG) vs [2] T Robredo (ESP)
S Giraldo (COL) vs [4] M Granollers (ESP)
H Zeballos (ARG) vs [WC] G Lama (CHI)
Not Before 7:00 pm
[WC] C Garin (CHI) vs [5] J Chardy (FRA)
D Bracciali (ITA) / P Starace (ITA) vs [WC] G Lama (CHI) / J Saez (CHI)

COURT 1 start 2:00 pm

[7] G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) vs P Lorenzi (ITA)
Not Before 5:00 pm
After Suitable Rest – P Lorenzi (ITA) / F Volandri (ITA) vs F Delbonis (ARG) / L Mayer (ARG)

 

ATP World Tour 250
Zagreb, Croatia  (+1 hour GMT)
3-9 February 2014     Surface: Indoor Hard

RESULTS – TUESDAY, 4 FEBRUARY 2014

Singles – First Round
[Q] M Berrer (GER) d [WC] B Coric (CRO) 64 36 64
D Lajovic (SRB) d [Q] P Krstin (SRB) 62 63
I Karlovic (CRO) d D Brands (GER) 67(4) 75 76(3)
L Lacko (SVK) d J Struff (GER) 64 64
[Q] B Phau (GER) d [WC] A Pavic (CRO) 63 64

Doubles – First Round

[3] J Brunstrom (SWE) / J Knowle (AUT) d [WC] D Marcan (CRO) / N Mektic (CRO) 62 76(3)
[4] M Draganja (CRO) / M Pavic (CRO) d J Huta Galung (NED) / F Moser (GER) 64 64
J Erlich (ISR) / L Rosol (CZE) d T Bednarek (POL) / M Kowalczyk (POL) 61 64
M Demoliner (BRA) / P Raja (IND) d F Cermak (CZE) / M Elgin (RUS) 63 64

SCHEDULE – WEDNESDAY, 5 FEBRUARY, 2014

CENTRE COURT start 11:00 am
[6] L Rosol (CZE) vs D Sela (ISR)
A Golubev (KAZ) vs V Hanescu (ROU)
Not Before 2:30 pm
[1] I Dodig (CRO) / M Melo (BRA) vs P Marx (GER) / M Mertinak (SVK)
Not Before 5:00 pm
[5] M Cilic (CRO) vs D Lajovic (SRB)
B Kavcic (SLO) vs [8] I Sijsling (NED)

COURT 1 start 11:00 am

J Hajek (CZE) vs [LL] D Evans (GBR)
[Q] A Kuznetsov (RUS) vs S Stakhovsky (UKR)
After Suitable Rest – [4] M Draganja (CRO) / M Pavic (CRO) vs J Erlich (ISR) / L Rosol (CZE)
M Berrer (GER) / T Haas (GER) vs S Stakhovsky (UKR) / M Youzhny (RUS)
B Becker (GER) / D Brands (GER) vs [2] J Rojer (NED) / H Tecau (ROU)
M Demoliner (BRA) / P Raja (IND) vs [3] J Brunstrom (SWE) / J Knowle (AUT)

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Tennis – ATP Results Round-Up for February 3, 2014

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ATP World Tour 250
Montpellier, France  (+1 hour GMT)
3-9 February 2014   Surface: Indoor Hard

RESULTS – MONDAY, 3 FEBRUARY 2014

Singles – First Round
[WC] P Mathieu (FRA) d N Mahut (FRA) 61 30 ret. (flu)

Doubles – First Round
[4] K Skupski (GBR) / N Skupski (GBR) d K De Schepper (FRA) / F Martin (FRA) 64 36 15-13

SCHEDULE – TUESDAY, 4 FEBRUARY 2014

COURT CENTRAL start 12:00 noon
D Istomin (UZB) vs [Q] M Ilhan (TUR)
Lucky Loser vs A Mannarino (FRA)

Not Before 4:00 pm
M Llodra (FRA) vs [Q] M Gicquel (FRA)

Not Before 7:00 pm
K De Schepper (FRA) vs [Q] A Olivetti (FRA)
[WC] P Herbert (FRA) vs [Q] A Artunedo Martinavarr (ESP)

COURT 1 start 12:00 noon
D Brown (GER) / A Krajicek (USA) vs [2] R Junaid (AUS) / A Qureshi (PAK)

Not Before 1:30 pm
[3] P Hanley (AUS) / J Marray (GBR) vs T Gabashvili (RUS) / J Sousa (POR)
After Suitable Rest – N Davydenko (RUS) / D Istomin (UZB) vs O Nedovyesov (KAZ) / M Przysiezny (POL)

Not Before 5:00 pm
[WC] D Descloix (FRA) / G Monfils (FRA) vs H Kontinen (FIN) / J Nieminen (FIN)
[WC] G Rufin (FRA) / G Simon (FRA) vs G Kretschmer (GER) / A Satschko (GER)

 

 

ATP World Tour 250
Viña del Mar, Chile  (-3 hours GMT)
3-9 February 2014     Surface: Clay

RESULTS – MONDAY, 3 FEBRUARY 2014

Singles – First Round
[7] G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) d J Reister (GER) 36 64 64
L Mayer (ARG) d A Haider-Maurer (AUT) 75 75

Doubles – First Round

[2] J Cabal (COL) / R Farah (COL) d P Carreno Busta (ESP) / A Ramos (ESP) 64 64
[3] O Marach (AUT) / F Mergea (ROU) d S Giraldo (COL) / A Gonzalez (COL) 75 57 11-9
D Gimeno-Traver (ESP) / S Robert (FRA) d N Monroe (USA) / S Stadler (GER) 26 62 10-7

SCHEDULE – TUESDAY, 4 FEBRUARY, 2014

CENTRAL start 2:00 pm
[PR] P Cuevas (URU) vs [8] F Delbonis (ARG)
F Volandri (ITA) vs P Carreno Busta (ESP)
S Giraldo (COL) vs [Q] R Ramirez Hidalgo (ESP)
Not Before 7:00 pm
[6] [WC] A Dolgopolov (UKR) vs D Gimeno-Traver (ESP)
[WC] C Garin (CHI) / N Jarry (CHI) vs C Kas (GER) / A Sa (BRA)

COURT 1 start 2:00 pm

P Lorenzi (ITA) vs A Gonzalez (COL)
[Q] M Alund (ARG) vs A Ramos (ESP)
[Q] T Daniel (JPN) vs [Q] T Bellucci (BRA)

COURT 2 start 2:00 pm

A Bedene (SLO) vs S Robert (FRA)
Not Before 4:00 pm
[1] M Granollers (ESP) / M Lopez (ESP) vs G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) / P Oswald (AUT)
J Chardy (FRA) / L Dlouhy (CZE) vs [4] P Cuevas (URU) / H Zeballos (ARG)

 

ATP World Tour 250
Zagreb, Croatia  (+1 hour GMT)
3-9 February 2014     Surface: Indoor Hard

RESULTS – MONDAY, 3 FEBRUARY 2014

Singles – First Round
[5] M Cilic (CRO) d [WC] M Delic (CRO) 64 64
B Becker (GER) d J Huta Galung (NED) 67(4) 63 76(6) – saved 7 M.P.

Doubles – First Round

[WC] T Androic (CRO) / M Cilic (CRO) d I Karlovic (CRO) / F Skugor (CRO) 67(3) 64 10-7

SCHEDULE – TUESDAY, 4 FEBRUARY, 2014

CENTRE COURT start 11:30 am
[WC] D Marcan (CRO) / N Mektic (CRO) vs [3] J Brunstrom (SWE) / J Knowle (AUT)
Not Before 2:30 pm
[Q] B Phau (GER) vs [WC] A Pavic (CRO)
Not Before 5:00 pm
[Q] M Berrer (GER) vs [WC] B Coric (CRO)
D Brands (GER) vs I Karlovic (CRO)

COURT 1 start 11:30 am
F Cermak (CZE) / M Elgin (RUS) vs M Demoliner (BRA) / P Raja (IND)
J Erlich (ISR) / L Rosol (CZE) vs T Bednarek (POL) / M Kowalczyk (POL)
D Lajovic (SRB) vs [Q] P Krstin (SRB)
[4] M Draganja (CRO) / M Pavic (CRO) vs J Huta Galung (NED) / F Moser (GER)
L Lacko (SVK) vs J Struff (GER)

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Tennis – ATP Results Round-Up for February 2, 2014

 

 

ATP World Tour 250 $ 426,605 ($ 485,760 Total Financial Commitment)
Montpellier, France (+1 hour GMT)
3-9 February 2014 Surface: Indoor Hard

SCHEDULE – MONDAY, 3 FEBRUARY 2014

COURT CENTRAL start 11:00 am
Qualifying – A Artunedo Martinavarr (ESP) vs V Millot (FRA)
Qualifying – M Gicquel (FRA) vs A Krajicek (USA)

Not Before 2:30 pm
K De Schepper (FRA) / F Martin (FRA) vs [4] K Skupski (GBR) / N Skupski (GBR)

Not Before 4:30 pm
[WC] P Mathieu (FRA) vs N Mahut (FRA)

COURT 1 start 11:00 am
Qualifying – A Olivetti (FRA) vs L Giustino (ITA)
Qualifying – M Ilhan (TUR) vs M Teixeira (FRA)

 

ATP World Tour 250 $ 426,605 ($ 485,760 Total Financial Commitment)
Zagreb, Croatia (+1 hour GMT)
3-9 February 2014 Surface: Indoor Hard

SCHEDULE – MONDAY, 3 FEBRUARY 2014

CENTRE COURT start 12:00 noon
Qualifying – M Berrer (GER) vs M Cecchinato (ITA)

Not Before 2:30 pm
Qualifying – A Kuznetsov (RUS) vs M Pavic (CRO)

Not Before 5:00 pm
[5] M Cilic (CRO) vs [WC] M Delic (CRO)
J Huta Galung (NED) vs B Becker (GER)
I Karlovic (CRO) / F Skugor (CRO) vs [WC] T Androic (CRO) / M Cilic (CRO)

COURT 1 start 12:00 noon
Qualifying – P Krstin (SRB) vs M Fischer (AUT)
Qualifying – D Evans (GBR) or K Beck (SVK) vs B Phau (GER)

ATP World Tour 250 $ 426,605 ($ 485,760 Total Financial Commitment)
Viña del Mar, Chile (-3 hours GMT)
3-9 February 2014 Surface: Clay
SCHEDULE – MONDAY, 3 FEBRUARY 2014

CENTRAL start 2:00 pm
N Monroe (USA) / S Stadler (GER) vs D Gimeno-Traver (ESP) / S Robert (FRA)
P Carreno Busta (ESP) / A Ramos (ESP) vs [2] J Cabal (COL) / R Farah (COL)
[3] O Marach (AUT) / F Mergea (ROU) vs S Giraldo (COL) / A Gonzalez (COL)

Not Before 7:00 pm
A Haider-Maurer (AUT) vs L Mayer (ARG)
[7] G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) vs J Reister (GER)

COURT 1 start 12:00 noon
Qualifying – R Ramirez Hidalgo (ESP) vs J Souza (BRA)
Qualifying – F Arguello (ARG) vs T Daniel (JPN)
Qualifying – G Pella (ARG) vs M Alund (ARG)
Qualifying – T Bellucci (BRA) vs F Bagnis (ARG)

 

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