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Gilles Simon Stops Jo-Wilfried Tsonga Three-Peat with Metz Victory

 

 

 

 

Gilles Simon

Gilles Simon

(September 22, 2013) In an all-French final Gilles Simon prevented Jo-Wilfred Tsonga from winning his third straight Open de Moselle with a 6-4, 6-3 win.

For Simon the win comes, 13 days after the birth of his second son, Valentin.

“I was fighting a lot today,” Simon said. ”I saw that I had a chance and I managed to win. I’m very happy about that.”

“I cannot become a father every week. It’s a beautiful story for sure. Unfortunately my wife and children couldn’t be here today. It was a great moment for me because I missed the birth of our first child and this time I was able to be there. I was very happy about that.”

“I’m sad about losing the final today, but I’m happy with my week,” said Tsonga. “Gilles was just better than me today. He’s a great player and he was very solid during the whole match. That shows the few imperfections that I still have in my game.”

“I didn’t have enough energy to make the difference against Gilles. But that’s normal. I’m just coming back and I still need some time. I’m happy that I got some matches under my belt this week and it was great playing doubles together with Nicolas Mahut.”

 

It’s Simon’s second Metz title and the 11th title of his career. The 28-year-old improved his winning streak in Metz to 9-0 after losing in the opening round in his first four appearances. He did not lose a set this week and was only broken twice all tournament.

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Metz and St. Petersburg Results and Schedules

MoselleOpenMetz

Metz, France  (+2 hours GMT)
ATP World Tour 250
16-22 September 2013     Surface: Indoor Hard

RESULTS – WEDNESDAY, 18 SEPTEMBER, 2013

Singles – Second Round
[1] J Tsonga (FRA) d E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) 63 64
[6] S Querrey (USA) d [WC] P Mathieu (FRA) 62 ret. (right leg)
T Kamke (GER) d [Q] M Fucsovics (HUN) 16 63 62

Singles – First Round

B Becker (GER) d [5] B Paire (FRA) 63 75
C Berlocq (ARG) d J Vesely (CZE) 63 64
[WC] A Olivetti (FRA) d [Q] M Zverev (GER) 75 76(3)
N Mahut (FRA) d L Mayer (ARG) 76(2) 64

Doubles – First Round

[2] J Knowle (AUT) / M Melo (BRA) d [WC] J Chardy (FRA) / M Gicquel (FRA) 64 63
J Brunstrom (SWE) / R Klaasen (RSA) d [3] J Murray (GBR) / J Peers (AUS) 64 76(2)
[4] A Begemann (GER) / M Emmrich (GER) d T Bednarek (POL) / O Marach (AUT) 76(3) 64
[PR] J Erlich (ISR) / A Ram (ISR) d [WC] P Herbert (FRA) / A Olivetti (FRA) 46 64 10-4  
ATP World Tour 250
St. Petersburg, Russia  (+4 hours GMT)
16-22 September 2013     Surface: Indoor Hard

SCHEDULE – THURSDAY, 19 SEPTEMBER, 2013

CENTRAL start 12:00
N Mahut (FRA) vs [3] A Seppi (ITA)
L Lacko (SVK) vs [8] F Mayer (GER)
Not Before 16:00
B Becker (GER) vs [WC] A Olivetti (FRA)
Not Before 18:00
K De Schepper (FRA) vs [2] [WC] G Simon (FRA)
[4] P Kohlschreiber (GER) vs C Berlocq (ARG)

COURT 1 start 14:00

J Brunstrom (SWE) / R Klaasen (RSA) vs [PR] J Erlich (ISR) / A Ram (ISR)
N Mahut (FRA) / J Tsonga (FRA) vs [4] A Begemann (GER) / M Emmrich (GER) – After Suitable Rest
[1] R Bopanna (IND) / E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) vs N Monroe (USA) / S Stadler (GER)
P Hanley (AUS) / A Sa (BRA) vs [2] J Knowle (AUT) / M Melo (BRA)

 

ATP World Tour 250
St. Petersburg, Russia  (+4 hours GMT)
16-22 September 2013     Surface: Indoor Hard

RESULTS – WEDNESDAY, 18 SEPTEMBER 2013

Singles – Second Round
G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) d [2] M Youzhny (RUS) 64 46 63
[8] D Istomin (UZB) d A Golubev (KAZ) 46 63 64

Singles – First Round

R Bautista Agut (ESP) d [3] J Tipsarevic (SRB) 76(4) 63
S Stakhovsky (UKR) d [5] F Verdasco (ESP) 63 64
[6] E Gulbis (LAT) d [WC] M Elgin (RUS) 60 61
[7] L Rosol (CZE) d R Berankis (LTU) 64 76(4)
M Przysiezny (POL) d A Ramos (ESP) 36 64 63
J Sousa (POR) d P Lorenzi (ITA) 63 64
[Q] K Kravchuk (RUS) d H Zeballos (ARG) 76(5) 63

Doubles – First Round

D Inglot (GBR) / D Istomin (UZB) d [2] M Mirnyi (BLR) / H Tecau (ROU) 64 75
[4] F Cermak (CZE) / F Polasek (SVK) d F Fognini (ITA) / P Lorenzi (ITA) 75 76(6)
S Groth (AUS) / C Guccione (AUS) d [Alt] D Marfinsky (RUS) / S Strelkov (RUS) 63 62 

SCHEDULE – THURSDAY, 19 SEPTEMBER, 2013

CENTER COURT start 1:00 pm
S Stakhovsky (UKR) vs J Sousa (POR)
[Q] K Kravchuk (RUS) vs [4] D Tursunov (RUS)
[PR] J Zopp (EST) vs [6] E Gulbis (LAT)
Not Before 7:00 PM
R Bautista Agut (ESP) vs E Donskoy (RUS)
A Karatsev (RUS) / D Tursunov (RUS) vs [3] D Bracciali (ITA) / L Dlouhy (CZE)

COURT 1 start 1:00 pm

[WC] K Khachanov (RUS) vs [7] L Rosol (CZE)
[1] F Fognini (ITA) vs M Przysiezny (POL)
Not Before 4:30 PM
[4] F Cermak (CZE) / F Polasek (SVK) vs S Groth (AUS) / C Guccione (AUS)
[1] D Marrero (ESP) / F Verdasco (ESP) vs [WC] V Baluda (RUS) / K Kravchuk (RUS) – After Suitable Rest

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Chardy Stunned by Fucsovics in Metz

MoselleOpenMetz

Metz, France  (+2 hours GMT)
ATP World Tour 250
16-22 September 2013     Surface: Indoor Hard

RESULTS – TUESDAY, 17 SEPTEMBER, 2013

Singles – First Round
[Q] M Fucsovics (HUN) d [7] J Chardy (FRA) 63 76(5)
[8] F Mayer (GER) d [Q] P Herbert (FRA) 62 75
E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) d F Delbonis (ARG) 60 62
T Kamke (GER) d [Q] M Gicquel (FRA) 62 63
L Lacko (SVK) d [LL] M Berrer (GER) 63 16 62
[WC] P Mathieu (FRA) d I Sijsling (NED) 67(4) 75 76(6) – saved 2 M.P.
K De Schepper (FRA) d J Huta Galung (NED) 63 62

Doubles – First Round
[1] R Bopanna (IND) / E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) d E Butorac (USA) / S Querrey (USA) 61 76(4)
N Monroe (USA) / S Stadler (GER) d C Kas (GER) / A Seppi (ITA) 26 62 10-5  

SCHEDULE – WEDNESDAY, 18 SEPTEMBER, 2013

CENTRAL start 11:00 am
[Q] M Zverev (GER) vs [WC] A Olivetti (FRA)
N Mahut (FRA) vs L Mayer (ARG)
Not Before 16:00
[6] S Querrey (USA) vs [WC] P Mathieu (FRA)
Not Before 18:00
[1] J Tsonga (FRA) vs E Roger-Vasselin (FRA)
[5] B Paire (FRA) vs B Becker (GER)
[WC] J Chardy (FRA) / M Gicquel (FRA) vs [2] J Knowle (AUT) / M Melo (BRA) – Possible Court Change

COURT 1 start 12:00

C Berlocq (ARG) vs J Vesely (CZE)
Not Before 14:00
[3] J Murray (GBR) / J Peers (AUS) vs J Brunstrom (SWE) / R Klaasen (RSA)
Not Before 16:00
T Kamke (GER) vs [Q] M Fucsovics (HUN)
[PR] J Erlich (ISR) / A Ram (ISR) vs [WC] P Herbert (FRA) / A Olivetti (FRA)
T Bednarek (POL) / O Marach (AUT) vs [4] A Begemann (GER) / M Emmrich (GER)

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Querrey Gets Past Karlovic in Metz

MoselleOpenMetz

Metz, France  (+2 hours GMT)
ATP World Tour 250
16-22 September 2013     Surface: Indoor Hard

RESULTS – MONDAY, 16 SEPTEMBER, 2013

Singles – First Round
[6] S Querrey (USA) d I Karlovic (CRO) 46 76(4) 64

Doubles – First Round

N Mahut (FRA) / J Tsonga (FRA) d C Berlocq (ARG) / I Sijsling (NED) 64 61
P Hanley (AUS) / A Sa (BRA) d F Delbonis (ARG) / M Demoliner (BRA) 63 64  

SCHEDULE – TUESDAY, 17 SEPTEMBER, 2013

CENTRAL start 11:00 am
[Q] P Herbert (FRA) vs [8] F Mayer (GER)
T Kamke (GER) vs [Q] M Gicquel (FRA)
Not Before 16:00
F Delbonis (ARG) vs E Roger-Vasselin (FRA)
Not Before 18:00
[Q] M Fucsovics (HUN) vs [7] J Chardy (FRA)
I Sijsling (NED) vs [WC] P Mathieu (FRA)

COURT 1 not before 14:00
N Monroe (USA) / S Stadler (GER) vs C Kas (GER) / A Seppi (ITA) – Possible Court Change
Not Before 15:30
K De Schepper (FRA) vs J Huta Galung (NED)
[LL] M Berrer (GER) vs L Lacko (SVK)
Not Before 20:00
[1] R Bopanna (IND) / E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) vs E Butorac (USA) / S Querrey (USA)

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Tsonga Defends Metz Crown

Top seed and seventh ranked Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France demolished Italy’s Andreas Seppi 6-1, 6-2 in 50 minutes on Sunday to defend his Moselle Open title at Metz, France.

“I had a complete match with no gaps, as opposed to yesterday, “Tsonga said. “Of course, it’s a lot easier when I can make a difference in two or three shots. If I had to define this week, I would simply say it was a perfect one.

“This is the first time I have been able to defend a title. So it’s even more special that it’s here at the Moselle Open, where I am the ambassador.”

“I want to congratulate Jo because he played too well today,” Seppi said..” His serve was impressive and there’s very little I could do. Unfortunately, this is the way it goes sometime indoors, matches go by really fast without being able to do anything. It was a great week for me and overall I am happy to have reached the final here.”

It was Tsonga’s second tournament victory in 2012, ninth career ATP title. He also won the Qatar Open in January.

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ATP – Metz and St. Petersburg Monday Results, Tuesday Schedules

ATP World Tour 250
Metz, France
17-23 September, 2012     Surface: Hard

Results for Monday, September 17, 2012

Singles – First Round
J Blake (USA) d [WC] A Olivetti (FRA) 62 76(4)


SCHEDULE – TUESDAY, 18 SEPTEMBER, 2012

CENTRE COURT start 11:00 am
I Karlovic (CRO) vs [Q] K De Schepper (FRA)
Not Before 1:00 PM
[Q] M Zverev (GER) vs [8] [WC] N Davydenko (RUS)
X Malisse (BEL) vs B Paire (FRA)
Not Before 5:00 PM
[7] G Monfils (FRA) vs O Rochus (BEL)
Not Before 6:00 PM
B Paire (FRA) / J Tsonga (FRA) vs [2] N Mahut (FRA) / E Roger-Vasselin (FRA)

COURT 1 start 11:00 am
D Bracciali (ITA) / A Seppi (ITA) vs [3] D Brown (GER) / C Kas (GER)
Not Before 12:00 Noon
E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) vs [Q] C Reix (FRA)
I Sijsling (NED) vs [Q] V Millot (FRA)
E Butorac (USA) / J Peers (AUS) vs [WC] P Herbert (FRA) / A Olivetti (FRA)
L Dlouhy (CZE) / J Kerr (AUS) vs D Brands (GER) / J Levine (USA)
X Malisse (BEL) / A Waske (GER) vs J Murray (GBR) / A Sa (BRA)

 

ATP World Tour 250
St. Petersburg, Russia 
17-23 September, 2012  

Singles – First Round
[7] G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) d [WC] E Donskoy (RUS) 26 64 63
R Ram (USA) d M Bachinger (GER) 64 64
F Cipolla (ITA) d [Q] A Vasilevski (BLR) 76(4) 76(6)


SCHEDULE – TUESDAY, 18 SEPTEMBER, 2012

CENTRE COURT start 1:00 pm
[6] Y Lu (TPE) vs R Bautista-Agut (ESP)
[5] L Lacko (SVK) vs G Zemlja (SLO)
M Elgin (RUS) / D Istomin (UZB) vs [2] C Fleming (GBR) / R Hutchins (GBR)
Not Before 7:00 PM
[1] M Youzhny (RUS) vs V Pospisil (CAN)
[WC] A Yakovlev (RUS) / A Zhurbin (RUS) vs [3] F Cermak (CZE) / M Mertinak (SVK)

COURT 1 start 1:00 pm
F Serra (FRA) vs D Gimeno-Traver (ESP)
[4] F Moser (GER) / K Skupski (GBR) vs S Bolelli (ITA) / F Fognini (ITA)
M Klizan (SVK) / F Polasek (SVK) vs P Petzschner (GER) / S Stakhovsky (UKR)
[1] R Ram (USA) / N Zimonjic (SRB) vs F Cipolla (ITA) / P Lorenzi (ITA)
Not Before 7:00 PM
J Cerretani (USA) / M Kohlmann (GER) vs P Marx (GER) / F Mergea (ROU)

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ATP – Metz and St. Petersburg Monday Schedules

ATP World Tour 250
Metz, France
17-23 September, 2012     Surface: Hard

September 17, 2012  Schedule

CENTRE COURT start 11:00 pm
Qualifying – M Berrer (GER) vs M Zverev (GER)
Qualifying – C Reix (FRA) vs M Authom (BEL)
Qualifying – D Brands (GER) vs V Millot (FRA)
Not Before 6:00 PM
Qualifying – J Ouanna (FRA) vs K De Schepper (FRA)
Not Before 8:00 PM
[WC] A Olivetti (FRA) vs J Blake (USA)
ATP World Tour 250
St. Petersburg, Russia
17-23 September, 2012
Surface: Hard

September 17, 2012  Schedule

CENTRE COURT start 5:00 pm
F Cipolla (ITA) vs [Q] A Vasilevski (BLR)
Not Before 7:00 PM
[WC] E Donskoy (RUS) vs [7] G Garcia-Lopez (ESP)
M Bachinger (GER) vs R Ram (USA)

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