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Tipsarevic Wins Chennai Open

Janko Tipsarevic

(January 6, 2013) World No. 9 Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia rebounded from dropping the first set to top Roberto Bautista-Agut of Spain 3-6, 6-1, 6-3 in the final of the Chennai Open on Sunday. For Tipsarevic, it’s his fourth ATP World Tour title

The Serb lost to Milos Raonic in last year’s final.

“I was mentally stable and was not worried when I was one set down,” said Tipsarevic. “I didn’t play my best tennis in every match this week, but I am happy to win the title. I really wanted to win this tournament as it is my sixth time here.

“This match was pretty similar to my semi-final win over Aljaz Bedene. I was too passive in the first set and I was relying on Roberto making mistakes in his first ATP World Tour final. I was hoping he would be anxious. I gave him too much time to swing on his forehand. The only way I won, was to step closer to the baseline and I needed to move him around. Physically, as the match wore on, he became tired.”

Bautista-Agut, who beat top-seeded Tomas Berdych in the quarterfinals, had problems with  a leg injury and needed a medical time out during the second set.

“I was serving really well and playing my best tennis against Janko in the first set, but then I couldn’t keep it up throughout the match,” the Spaniard said.

“I improved a lot last year and won a lot of matches, which gave me confidence and experience. I worked hard in the pre-season, with a lot of motivation, and did well this week.”

 

RESULTS – SUNDAY, 6 JANUARY, 2013

Singles – Final
[2] J Tipsarevic (SRB) d R Bautista Agut (ESP) 36 61 63

Doubles – Final
B Paire (FRA) / S Wawrinka (SUI) d A Begemann (GER) / M Emmrich (GER) 62 61

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Tipsarevic, Bautista-Agut Reach Chennai Final

Janko Tipsarevic

(January 5, 2013) Second-seeded Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia had to rally past Aljaz Bedene of Slovenia 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 to reach the final of the Chennai Open and will play Roberto Bautista-Agut of Spain for the title.

It’s been a career week for the 80th-ranked tennis player Bautista-Agut who has followed up his upset win over top seed Tomas Berdych with a win over Frenchman Benoit Paire 3-6, 6-1, 6-4.

 

RESULTS – SATURDAY, 5 JANUARY, 2013

Singles – Semi-finals
[2] J Tipsarevic (SRB) d A Bedene (SLO) 46 62 62
R Bautista Agut (ESP) d [5] B Paire (FRA) 36 61 64

Doubles – Semi-finals
B Paire (FRA) / S Wawrinka (SUI) d R Klaasen (RSA) / N Monroe (USA) 67(9) 64 10-8
A Begemann (GER) / M Emmrich (GER) d S Ratiwatana (THA) / S Ratiwatana (THA) 76(3) 64

SCHEDULE – SUNDAY, 6 JANUARY, 2013

CENTRE COURT start 5:00 pm
R Bautista Agut (ESP) vs [2] J Tipsarevic (SRB)
B Paire (FRA) / S Wawrinka (SUI) vs A Begemann (GER) / M Emmrich (GER)

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Berdych, Cilic and Wawrinka Upset in Chennai

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(January 4, 2012) Seeds Tomas Berdych, Marin Cilic and Stanislas Wawrinka were all knocked out of the Chennai quarterfinals on Friday.

World No.6 and top seed Berdych fell 7-5 2-6 6-3 to the 80th ranked Spaniard Roberto Agut.

Two-time champion Cilic went down to the 47th ranked Benoit Paire of France 6-4 1-6 7-5 and will meet Agut on Saturday for a spot in the final.

In his first- ever ATP semifinal, Aljaz Bedene of Slovenia, took out fourth seed Wawrinka 6-2 7-6 (8/6).

“He was a better player on the court,” said Wawrinka. “I didn’t really know him, but I knew he’d play good tennis. Today, I didn’t play my best tennis, but in the first tournament of the year it is never easy.”

Bedene will meet Janko Tipsarevic in the semis.

RESULTS – FRIDAY, 5 JANUARY, 2013

Singles – Quarter-finals
R Bautista Agut (ESP) d [1] [WC] T Berdych (CZE) 75 26 63
[2] J Tipsarevic (SRB) d [8] G Soeda (JPN) 62 64
[5] B Paire (FRA) d [3] M Cilic (CRO) 64 16 75
A Bedene (SLO) d [4] S Wawrinka (SUI) 62 76(6)

Doubles – Quarter-finals
S Ratiwatana (THA) / S Ratiwatana (THA) d [PR] S Devvarman (IND) / S Stakhovsky (UKR) 63 75

CENTRE COURT start 5:00 pm
A Bedene (SLO) vs [2] J Tipsarevic (SRB)
R Bautista Agut (ESP) vs [5] B Paire (FRA)
A Begemann (GER) / M Emmrich (GER) vs S Ratiwatana (THA) / S Ratiwatana (THA)
R Klaasen (RSA) / N Monroe (USA) vs B Paire (FRA) / S Wawrinka (SUI)

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Berdych, Cilic Reach Chennai Quarterfinals

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(January 3, 2013) Top seed Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic and two-time former champion Marin Cilic of Croatia reached the Chennai Open quarterfinals on Thursday.

Berdych dominated Somdev Devvarman 6-3, 6-1, while Cilic came back to pass Sergiy Stakhovsky of Ukraine 4-6, 6-2, 6-3.

“It was difficult to play him. I think he played really well in the first set,” said Cilic of Stakhovsky . “I think it was about adjusting to the conditions. Then, I served well, I played much better and I did some things really good. So in the end, I’m satisfied with the win.”

RESULTS – THURSDAY, 3 JANUARY, 2013

Singles – Second Round
[1] [WC] T Berdych (CZE) d [WC] S Devvarman (IND) 63 61
[3] M Cilic (CRO) d S Stakhovsky (UKR) 46 62 63
[5] B Paire (FRA) d D Sela (ISR) 61 60
R Bautista Agut (ESP) d M Bachinger (GER) 76(4) 63

Doubles – Quarter-finals
R Klaasen (RSA) / N Monroe (USA) d [1] M Bhupathi (IND) / D Nestor (CAN) 64 75
B Paire (FRA) / S Wawrinka (SUI) d [3] R Bopanna (IND) / R Ram (USA) 06 64 10-1
A Begemann (GER) / M Emmrich (GER) d A Bedene (SLO) / B Kavcic (SLO) 76(1) 61

SCHEDULE – FRIDAY, 4 JANUARY, 2013

CENTRE COURT start 5:00 pm
[3] M Cilic (CRO) vs [5] B Paire (FRA)
[8] G Soeda (JPN) vs [2] J Tipsarevic (SRB)
[1] [WC] T Berdych (CZE) vs R Bautista Agut (ESP)
[PR] S Devvarman (IND) / S Stakhovsky (UKR) vs S Ratiwatana (THA) / S Ratiwatana (THA)

COURT 1 start 6:30 pm
A Bedene (SLO) vs [4] S Wawrinka (SUI)

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Haase Beaten in Chennai Open

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RESULTS – WEDNESDAY, 2 JANUARY, 2013

Singles – Second Round
[2] J Tipsarevic (SRB) d E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) 62 63
[4] S Wawrinka (SUI) d [Q] C Stebe (GER) 64 63
A Bedene (SLO) d [6] R Haase (NED) 75 63
[8] G Soeda (JPN) d [Q] P Amritraj (IND) 76(2) 36 64

Doubles – First Round
[1] M Bhupathi (IND) / D Nestor (CAN) d [WC] N Balaji (IND) / J Nedunchezhiyan (IND) 63 60
[3] R Bopanna (IND) / R Ram (USA) d Y Lu (TPE) / G Soeda (JPN) 64 63
A Begemann (GER) / M Emmrich (GER) d [4] J Delgado (GBR) / K Skupski (GBR) 76(3) 62
R Klaasen (RSA) / N Monroe (USA) d R Bautista Agut (ESP) / F Cipolla (ITA) 63 61
[PR] S Devvarman (IND) / S Stakhovsky (UKR) d R Haase (NED) / I Sijsling (NED) 75 63

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SCHEDULE – THURSDAY, 3 JANUARY, 2013

CENTRE COURT start 5:00 pm
[3] M Cilic (CRO) vs S Stakhovsky (UKR)
[1] [WC] T Berdych (CZE) vs [WC] S Devvarman (IND)
[3] R Bopanna (IND) / R Ram (USA) vs B Paire (FRA) / S Wawrinka (SUI)
[1] M Bhupathi (IND) / D Nestor (CAN) vs R Klaasen (RSA) / N Monroe (USA)

COURT 1 start 5:00 pm
D Sela (ISR) vs [5] B Paire (FRA)
R Bautista Agut (ESP) vs M Bachinger (GER)

COURT 2 start 5:00 pm
A Bedene (SLO) / B Kavcic (SLO) vs A Begemann (GER) / M Emmrich (GER)

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Paire Moves Into Second Round in Chennai

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RESULTS – TUESDAY, 1 JANUARY, 2013

Singles – First Round
[5] B Paire (FRA) d F Cipolla (ITA) 63 64
M Bachinger (GER) d [7] Y Lu (TPE) 64 36 64
[WC] S Devvarman (IND) d J Hajek (CZE) 63 63
R Bautista Agut (ESP) d B Kavcic (SLO) 76(6) 62
S Stakhovsky (UKR) d [Q] R Bemelmans (BEL) 76(7) 76(5)
D Sela (ISR) d [Q] R Ram (USA) 64 61
[Q] C Stebe (GER) d I Sijsling (NED) 64 64
[Q] P Amritraj (IND) d G Rufin (FRA) 67(4) 62 63

Doubles – First Round
S Ratiwatana (THA) / S Ratiwatana (THA) d [2] L Paes (IND) / E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) 76(7) 61
A Bedene (SLO) / B Kavcic (SLO) d E Donskoy (RUS) / A Kuznetsov (RUS) 64 64

SCHEDULE – WEDNESDAY, 2 JANUARY, 2013

CENTRE COURT start 5:05 pm
[8] G Soeda (JPN) vs [Q] P Amritraj (IND)
E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) vs [2] J Tipsarevic (SRB)
[Q] C Stebe (GER) vs [4] S Wawrinka (SUI)
[1] M Bhupathi (IND) / D Nestor (CAN) vs [WC] N Balaji (IND) / J Nedunchezhiyan (IND)

COURT 1 start 5:00 pm
[6] R Haase (NED) vs A Bedene (SLO)

Not Before 6:00 PM
A Begemann (GER) / M Emmrich (GER) vs [4] J Delgado (GBR) / K Skupski (GBR)
[3] R Bopanna (IND) / R Ram (USA) vs Y Lu (TPE) / G Soeda (JPN) – After Suitable Rest

COURT 2 start 6:00 pm
R Bautista Agut (ESP) / F Cipolla (ITA) vs R Klaasen (RSA) / N Monroe (USA)
[PR] S Devvarman (IND) / S Stakhovsky (UKR) vs R Haase (NED) / I Sijsling (NED) – After Suitable Rest

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Haase, Soeda Advance in Chennai

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ATP World Tour 250
Chennai, India (+5.5 hours GMT)
31 December, 2012 – 6 January, 2013
Surface: Hard
RESULTS – MONDAY, 31 DECEMBER, 2012

Singles – First Round
[6] R Haase (NED) d [WC] Y Bhambri (IND) 75 63
[8] G Soeda (JPN) d E Donskoy (RUS) 61 62
A Bedene (SLO) d J Sousa (POR) 63 62
E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) d A Kuznetsov (RUS) 63 64

Doubles – First Round
B Paire (FRA) / S Wawrinka (SUI) d [WC] S Singh (IND) / V Vardhan (IND) 62 57 10-7

SCHEDULE – TUESDAY, 1 JANUARY, 2013

CENTRE COURT start 5:05 pm
[Q] P Amritraj (IND) vs G Rufin (FRA)
J Hajek (CZE) vs [WC] S Devvarman (IND)
S Ratiwatana (THA) / S Ratiwatana (THA) vs [2] L Paes (IND) / E Roger-Vasselin (FRA)

COURT 1 start 4:30 pm
M Bachinger (GER) vs [7] Y Lu (TPE)
F Cipolla (ITA) vs [5] B Paire (FRA)
D Sela (ISR) vs [Q] R Ram (USA)
A Bedene (SLO) / B Kavcic (SLO) vs E Donskoy (RUS) / A Kuznetsov (RUS)

COURT 2 start 4:30 pm
I Sijsling (NED) vs [Q] C Stebe (GER)
B Kavcic (SLO) vs R Bautista Agut (ESP)
[Q] R Bemelmans (BEL) vs S Stakhovsky (UKR)

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Svitolina Stops Date-Krumm for Pune Title

No. 7 seed 18 year-old Elina Svitolina, ranked 156th in the world defeated fifth seed Kimoko Date-Krumm 6-2, 6-3 to win the Royal Indian Open in Pune.

“The win over Petkovic yesterday gave me a lot of confidence, she’s a great player, she was Top 10. I had to play really well,” the Ukranian Svitolina said. “Today I knew how Kimiko plays and knew I just had to play every ball, every point and every game as the last one – I had to stay really focused. And it all went pretty well.”

“It was not my day – my tactics weren’t working. She has a lot of power but she doesn’t just hit the ball hard, she’s also smart,” said the 42 year-old veteran Date Krumm. “Now a lot of players just hit the ball, but she was mixing it up, using wide serves and more. I haven’t been winning so much this year, so finally to do so well at the end of the year makes me very happy. I will try to keep doing well as I have two more ITF tournaments to play in the next few weeks.”

Svitolina captured the French Open junior title two years ago. She had won four ITF Women’s Circuit titles, the biggest of which was a $50,000 this year. This tournament was a $125,000 WTA event.

ROYAL INDIAN OPEN
Pune, India

November 5-11, 2012
$125,000/WTA $125
Hard/Outdoors

Sunday, November 11, 2012
Singles – Final
(7) Elina Svitolina (UKR) d. (5) Kimiko Date-Krumm (JPN) 62 63

Doubles – Final (played Saturday)
(2) Bratchikova/Kalashnikova (RUS/GEO) d. (4) Glushko/Lertcheewakarn (ISR/THA) 60 46 108 (Match TB)

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Date-Krumm Moves into Pune Final

ROYAL INDIAN OPEN
Pune, India
November 5-11, 2012
$125,000/WTA $125
Hard/Outdoors

Results – Saturday, November 10, 2012
Singles – Semifinals
(5) Kimiko Date-Krumm (JPN) d. (8) Tamarine Tanasugarn (THA) 64 57 64
(7) Elina Svitolina (UKR) d. (6/WC) Andrea Petkovic (GER) 62 75

Doubles – Final
(2) Bratchikova/Kalashnikova (RUS/GEO) d. (4) Glushko/Lertcheewakarn (ISR/THA) 60 46 108 (Match TB)

Order Of Play – Sunday, November 11, 2012
Centre Court (from 18.45hrs)
1. Singles Final: Elina Svitolina vs. Kimiko Date-Krumm

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Petkovic Knocks Out Top Seed in Pune

ROYAL INDIAN OPEN
Pune, India
November 5-11, 2012
$125,000/WTA $125
Hard/Outdoors

Results – Friday, November 9, 2012
Singles – Quarterfinals
(6/WC) Andrea Petkovic (GER) d. (1) Nina Bratchikova (RUS) 62 60
(5) Kimiko Date-Krumm (JPN) d. (2) Misaki Doi (JPN) 61 64
(8) Tamarine Tanasugarn (THA) d. (3) Donna Vekic (CRO) 62 64
(7) Elina Svitolina (UKR) d. Luksika Kumkhum (THA) 67(3) 41 ret. (right rib strain)

Doubles – Semifinals
(4) Glushko/Lertcheewakarn (ISR/THA) d. (1) Birnerova/Klepac (CZE/SLO) 63 64
(2) Bratchikova/Kalashnikova (RUS/GEO) d. Xu/Zhou (CHN/CHN) 63 75


Order Of Play – Saturday, November 10, 2012
Centre Court (from 15.00hrs)
1. Tamarine Tanasugarn vs. Kimiko Date-Krumm
2. Andrea Petkovic vs. Elina Svitolina
3. Doubles Final: Glushko/Lertcheewakarn vs. Bratchikova/Kalashnikova

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