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Del Potro Wins Vienna Crown

(October 21, 2012) Top seed Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina nabbed his 12th career title stopping qualifier Grega Zemlja of Slovenia 7-5, 6-3 at the Erste Bank Open in Vienna on Sunday.

“I didn’t have a very good start to the match,” Del Potrol said of falling to 2-4 in the first set. “I made a lot of errors and I was nervous because it was a final. I tried to find a way to play aggressive. In the second set, I broke early and that gave me confidence to play the final like I was expected. I was a little lucky to survive from 2-4 down in the first set.”

No. 8 Del Potro’s win strengthens his chances of making the ATP World Tour Finals.

“I’m so happy, “the Argentine said. It’s important to have a good end of the year. I’m looking forward to keep improving, keep playing well at the same level as I had here. I also look forward to London. I’m looking better to qualify there. We have two big tournaments coming next week. They have the chance to get points also, so it will be very interesting to see how we are going.”

For qualifier Zemlja it was a career week: “I am satisfied with the way I played. I did my best. I felt I played really well the first seven games. Maybe I wasn’t serving my best, but I was fighting till the end. I think Juan played really well from 4-4 (in the first set), to 3-0 (in the second set). He was serving really good.

“I’m happy with how I played all week. I just have to continue with that. Also, I still have two Challengers to play at the end of the year. I have to get motivated to play the same level as I did here.”

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Del Potro to Meet Qualifier Zemlja in Vienna Final

 

RESULTS – SATURDAY, 20 OCTOBER, 2012

Singles – Semi-finals
[1] J Del Potro (ARG) d G Muller (LUX) 76(4) 76(5)
[Q] G Zemlja (SLO) d [2] J Tipsarevic (SRB) 36 76(5) 62

Doubles – Semi-finals
A Begemann (GER) / M Emmrich (GER) d [1] J Melzer (AUT) / A Peya (AUT) 46 63 10-8
[2] J Knowle (AUT) / F Polasek (SVK) d J Murray (GBR) / A Sa (BRA) 76(3) 76(2)

SCHEDULE – SUNDAY, 21 OCTOBER, 2012

CENTRE COURT start 1:40 pm
[1] J Del Potro (ARG) vs [Q] G Zemlja (SLO)
A Begemann (GER) / M Emmrich (GER) vs [2] J Knowle (AUT) / F Polasek (SVK)

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Del Potro, Tipsarevic Into Vienna Semis

RESULTS – FRIDAY, 19 OCTOBER, 2012

Singles – Quarter-finals
[1] J Del Potro (ARG) d M Matosevic (AUS) 62 62
[2] J Tipsarevic (SRB) d A Bedene (SLO) 62 42 ret. (left gluteus)
[Q] G Zemlja (SLO) d [3] T Haas (GER) 64 46 62
G Muller (LUX) d P Lorenzi (ITA) 63 64

Doubles – Quarter-finals
[2] J Knowle (AUT) / F Polasek (SVK) d R Haase (NED) / J Levine (USA) 62 76(4)
J Murray (GBR) / A Sa (BRA) d [WC] M Fischer (AUT) / P Oswald (AUT) 76(6) 64

SCHEDULE – SATURDAY, 20 OCTOBER, 2012

CENTRE COURT start 1:50 pm
[1] J Del Potro (ARG) vs G Muller (LUX)
[Q] G Zemlja (SLO) vs [2] J Tipsarevic (SRB)

Not Before 4:30 PM
[1] J Melzer (AUT) / A Peya (AUT) vs A Begemann (GER) / M Emmrich (GER)
J Murray (GBR) / A Sa (BRA) vs [2] J Knowle (AUT) / F Polasek (SVK)

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Haas Notches 500th Career Match Win

Tommy Haas became the fourth active player and 38th player in the open era to reach 500 wins. On Thursday the German stopped Jessie Levine 6-4, 6-2 in second round of the Erste Open.

“I knew for a few days that I would reach the milestone if I won this match. This was a big goal of mine,” said Haas. “In April, I was at around 472 wins and I knew it wouldn’t be easy to win another 27 or 28 matches. It makes me really proud and for sure this is one of my biggest achievements after everything that happened. The fact that it happened here in Vienna makes it very special. Getting such a gift on top of it makes it an amazing day for me.”

RESULTS – THURSDAY, 18 OCTOBER, 2012

Singles – Second Round
[2] J Tipsarevic (SRB) d [WC] E Gulbis (LAT) 63 64
[3] T Haas (GER) d J Levine (USA) 64 62
M Matosevic (AUS) d [WC] D Thiem (AUT) 63 76(5)
P Lorenzi (ITA) d [Q] V Pospisil (CAN) 64 64
[Q] G Zemlja (SLO) d M Ebden (AUS) 75 64
A Bedene (SLO) d D Young (USA) 76(4) 67(2) 63

Doubles – Quarter-finals
[1] J Melzer (AUT) / A Peya (AUT) d J Tipsarevic (SRB) / A Waske (GER) 67(4) 64 10-8
A Begemann (GER) / M Emmrich (GER) d A Bedene (SLO) / G Zemlja (SLO) 64 63

SCHEDULE – FRIDAY, 19 OCTOBER, 2012

CENTRE COURT start 12:50 pm
G Muller (LUX) vs P Lorenzi (ITA)
Not Before 2:00 PM
A Bedene (SLO) vs [2] J Tipsarevic (SRB)
[1] J Del Potro (ARG) vs M Matosevic (AUS)
Not Before 5:30 PM
[Q] G Zemlja (SLO) vs [3] T Haas (GER)
J Murray (GBR) / A Sa (BRA) vs [WC] M Fischer (AUT) / P Oswald (AUT)

COURT B start 5:00 pm
R Haase (NED) / J Levine (USA) vs [2] J Knowle (AUT) / F Polasek (SVK)

 

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Del Potro Returns with Three-Set Win at Vienna

RESULTS – WEDNESDAY, 17 OCTOBER, 2012

Singles – Second Round
[1] J Del Potro (ARG) d [Q] D Brands (GER) 67(5) 76(4) 76(6)
G Muller (LUX) d [4] J Melzer (AUT) 63 36 76(4)

Singles – First Round
D Young (USA) d [5] F Fognini (ITA) 76(8) 63
[WC] D Thiem (AUT) d L Lacko (SVK) 76(3) 63
[WC] E Gulbis (LAT) d [PR] S Devvarman (IND) 76(6) 63

Doubles – First Round
[2] J Knowle (AUT) / F Polasek (SVK) d F Fognini (ITA) / D Marrero (ESP) 57 64 10-7
A Begemann (GER) / M Emmrich (GER) d [4] D Brown (GER) / C Kas (GER) 76(5) 63
J Tipsarevic (SRB) / A Waske (GER) d M Ebden (AUS) / M Matosevic (AUS) 64 63
A Bedene (SLO) / G Zemlja (SLO) d [WC] A Haider-Maurer (AUT) / M Neuchrist (AUT) 67(5) 63 10-8

 

SCHEDULE – THURSDAY, 18 OCTOBER, 2012

CENTRE COURT start 1:00 pm
D Young (USA) vs A Bedene (SLO)
Not Before 2:50 PM
[WC] D Thiem (AUT) vs M Matosevic (AUS)
[WC] E Gulbis (LAT) vs [2] J Tipsarevic (SRB)
Not Before 6:30 PM
J Levine (USA) vs [3] T Haas (GER)
[1] J Melzer (AUT) / A Peya (AUT) vs J Tipsarevic (SRB) / A Waske (GER) – After Suitable Rest

COURT B start 2:00 pm
[Q] G Zemlja (SLO) vs M Ebden (AUS)
[Q] V Pospisil (CAN) vs P Lorenzi (ITA)
A Begemann (GER) / M Emmrich (GER) vs A Bedene (SLO) / G Zemlja (SLO)

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Malisse and Paire Go Down in Vienna

RESULTS – TUESDAY, 16 OCTOBER, 2012

Singles – First Round
P Lorenzi (ITA) d [7] B Paire (FRA) 64 64
[Q] G Zemlja (SLO) d [8] X Malisse (BEL) 46 61 76(6)
[Q] D Brands (GER) d [Q] R Bemelmans (BEL) 67(5) 64 63
[Q] V Pospisil (CAN) d [WC] A Haider-Maurer (AUT) 36 76(3) 61
M Ebden (AUS) d F Volandri (ITA) 75 06 60
J Levine (USA) d L Kubot (POL) 63 64
A Bedene (SLO) d G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) 64 10 ret. (groin)

Doubles – First Round
[1] J Melzer (AUT) / A Peya (AUT) d M Kohlmann (GER) / D Norman (BEL) 76(3) 64
J Murray (GBR) / A Sa (BRA) d L Lacko (SVK) / I Zelenay (SVK) 75 63
R Haase (NED) / J Levine (USA) d X Malisse (BEL) / G Muller (LUX) 76(2) 63
SCHEDULE – WEDNESDAY, 17 OCTOBER, 2012

CENTRE COURT start 1:00 pm
M Ebden (AUS) / M Matosevic (AUS) vs J Tipsarevic (SRB) / A Waske (GER)
Not Before 2:50 PM
[WC] D Thiem (AUT) vs L Lacko (SVK)
[4] J Melzer (AUT) vs G Muller (LUX)
Not Before 6:30 PM
[1] J Del Potro (ARG) vs [Q] D Brands (GER)
[WC] E Gulbis (LAT) vs [PR] S Devvarman (IND)

COURT B start 2:00 pm
[5] F Fognini (ITA) vs D Young (USA)
[WC] A Haider-Maurer (AUT) / M Neuchrist (AUT) vs A Bedene (SLO) / G Zemlja (SLO)
F Fognini (ITA) / D Marrero (ESP) vs [2] J Knowle (AUT) / F Polasek (SVK) – After Suitable Rest
Not Before 6:00 PM
[4] D Brown (GER) / C Kas (GER) vs A Begemann (GER) / M Emmrich (GER)

 

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Haase Falls in First Round of Vienna

ATP World Tour 250
Vienna, Austria (+2 hours GMT)
15-21 October, 2012 Surface: Indoor Hard

RESULTS – MONDAY, 15 OCTOBER, 2012

Singles – First Round
M Matosevic (AUS) d [6] R Haase (NED) 16 63 62
G Muller (LUX) d S Darcis (BEL) 67(3) 64 63

Doubles – First Round
[WC] M Fischer (AUT) / P Oswald (AUT) d [3] T Huey (PHI) / D Inglot (GBR) 63 64

SCHEDULE – TUESDAY, 16 OCTOBER, 2012

CENTRE COURT start 1:00 pm
P Lorenzi (ITA) vs [7] B Paire (FRA)
Not Before 2:50 PM
[8] X Malisse (BEL) vs [Q] G Zemlja (SLO)
A Bedene (SLO) vs G Garcia-Lopez (ESP)
Not Before 6:30 PM
[Q] V Pospisil (CAN) vs [WC] A Haider-Maurer (AUT)
[1] J Melzer (AUT) / A Peya (AUT) vs M Kohlmann (GER) / D Norman (BEL)

COURT B start 1:00 pm
[Q] D Brands (GER) vs [Q] R Bemelmans (BEL)
L Kubot (POL) vs J Levine (USA)
M Ebden (AUS) vs F Volandri (ITA)
Not Before 5:00 PM
J Murray (GBR) / A Sa (BRA) vs L Lacko (SVK) / I Zelenay (SVK)
X Malisse (BEL) / G Muller (LUX) vs R Haase (NED) / J Levine (USA)

 

 

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Monday Schedules for Moscow, Stockholm, Luxembourg and Vienna

KREMLIN CUP
Moscow, Russia

SCHEDULE – MONDAY, 15 OCTOBER, 2012

CENTRE COURT start 11:00 am
Qualifying – E Korolev (KAZ) vs [WC] R Muzaev (RUS) – ATP – Q

Not Before 1:00 PM
B Jovanovski (SRB) vs S Arvidsson (SWE) – WTA
[WC] M Gasparyan (RUS) vs [8] L Safarova (CZE) – WTA
[6] D Istomin (UZB) vs B Phau (GER) – ATP

Not Before 6:30 PM
F Schiavone (ITA) vs U Radwanska (POL) – WTA
R Ram (USA) vs M Jaziri (TUN) – ATP

COURT 1 start 11:00 am
Qualifying – V Solovieva (RUS) vs K Pliskova (CZE) – WTA – Q
Qualifying – D Sela (ISR) vs K Kravchuk (RUS) – ATP – Q
Qualifying – O Puchkova (RUS) or D Gavrilova (RUS) vs A Rodionova (AUS) – WTA – Q
K Pliskova (CZE) / K Pliskova (CZE) vs [2] M Kirilenko (RUS) / N Petrova (RUS) – WTA

Not Before 5:00 PM
L Dlouhy (CZE) / A Dolgopolov (UKR) vs [3] C Berlocq (ARG) / A Bogomolov Jr. (RUS) – ATP

COURT 2 start 11:00 am
Qualifying – M Berrer (GER) vs A Golubev (KAZ) – ATP – Q
Qualifying – E Svitolina (UKR) vs M Camerin (ITA) or K Pliskova (CZE) – WTA – Q
D Gimeno-Traver (ESP) vs L Rosol (CZE) – ATP
K Zakopalova (CZE) vs A Cadantu (ROU) – WTA
[8] T Ito (JPN) vs R Bautista-Agut (ESP) – ATP

COURT 3 start 12:00 pm
Qualifying – E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) vs M Przysiezny (POL) – ATP – Q
Qualifying – V Dolonc (SRB) vs M Torro-Flor (ESP) – WTA – Q
L Lee-Waters (USA) / M Moulton-Levy (USA) vs A Cornet (FRA) / A Rosolska (POL) – WTA

BGL BNP PARIBAS LUXEMBOURG OPEN
Luxembourg, Luxembourg
October 15-21, 2012
$220,000/International
Hard/Indoors

Order Of Play – Monday, October 15, 2012
Centre Court (from 10.00hrs)

1. Anne Keothavong vs. Vera Dushevina (Singles Q Final)
2. Carla Suárez Navarro vs. Magdalena Rybarikova (NB 12.00hrs)
3. Monica Niculescu vs. Romina Oprandi
4. Tamira Paszek vs. Lucie Hradecka
5. Mandy Minella vs. Mona Barthel (NB 17.30hrs)

Court 1 (from 10.00hrs)
1. Anna-Lena Friedsam vs. Annika Beck (Singles Q Final)
2. Aravane Rezai vs. Tatjana Malek (Singles Q Final)
3. Mattek-Sands/Petkovic vs. Bencic/Schaul (NB 12.30hrs)
4. Irina Khromacheva vs. Garbiñe Muguruza (Singles Q Final)
5. Brengle/Elie vs. Arruabarrena-Vecino/Domínguez Lino

 

ATP World Tour 250
Stockholm, Sweden (+2 hours GMT)
15-21 October, 2012 Surface: Indoor Hard

SCHEDULE – MONDAY, 15 OCTOBER, 2012

CENTRE COURT start 12:00 noon
Qualifying – F Delbonis (ARG) vs P Torebko (GER)
Qualifying – M Copil (ROU) vs E Chvojka (CAN)

Not Before 4:00 PM
[6] M Youzhny (RUS) vs B Baker (USA)

Not Before 6:30 PM
[8] J Nieminen (FIN) vs T Kamke (GER)

COURT 1 start 12:00 noon
Qualifying – J Dasnieres de Veigy (FRA) vs M Teixeira (FRA)
Qualifying – Y Mertens (BEL) vs T Fabbiano (ITA)

Not Before 4:00 PM
[4] S Gonzalez (MEX) / S Lipsky (USA) vs K Anderson (RSA) / J Erlich (ISR)

ATP World Tour 250
Vienna, Austria (+2 hours GMT)
15-21 October, 2012 Surface: Indoor Hard

SCHEDULE – MONDAY, 15 OCTOBER, 2012

CENTRE COURT start 1:00 pm
Qualifying – R Bemelmans (BEL) vs P Gojowczyk (GER)
Not Before 3:00 PM
Qualifying – V Pospisil (CAN) vs D Brown (GER)
S Darcis (BEL) vs G Muller (LUX)
Not Before 6:30 PM
M Matosevic (AUS) vs [6] R Haase (NED)
[WC] M Fischer (AUT) / P Oswald (AUT) vs [3] T Huey (PHI) / D Inglot (GBR)

COURT B start 1:00 pm
Qualifying – G Zemlja (SLO) vs J Minar (CZE)
Qualifying – D Brands (GER) vs M Bachinger (GER)

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