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Robredo wins Casablanca

 

(April 14, 2013) Spain’s Tommy Robredo captured his first title since Santiago in February 2011 with a 7-6(6), 4-6, 6-3 win over Kevin Anderson for the Casablanca crown. The 72nd ranked Robredo missed five months in 2012 due to a leg injury and fell to No. 471 in the world in the rankings.

For Robredo the victory was his 10th tournament title on clay.

“I have been practicing very well during a month in Barcelona before coming here, “ Robredo said. “I knew that I could play a good tournament here and you never know what can happen. I went match by match and kept winning. Today, I was pretty nervous since this is very important for me. I really wanted to win this. I’m very happy to win a title again after my injury. It’s just great! Those points will help me a lot in the ranking. The goal is to arrive in Roland Garros in the best form possible. After that I will sit down and have a look at my goals.”

Anderson who was playing in his first clay court final, spoke about his chances during the match.

“I thought I was in control of the match,” said the South African. “I had a lot of chances in the first set. I played a loose game to give the break back. And then in the tie-break at 6-all, I played two loose points. I came back and did well in the second. In the third, I had some good momentum, but after suddenly being up, I was down a break. I gave myself some chances to get back in the match. Obviously I’m not too happy with the errors I made on those two break points. But there are a lot of positives, which is the main thing I got to look at, as disappointing as it was not to have won it. It’s a good start for me on clay. There are still a lot of tournaments.”

 

RESULTS – SUNDAY, 14 APRIL, 2013

Singles – Final
T Robredo (ESP) d [2] K Anderson (RSA) 76(6) 46 63

Doubles – Final
[1] J Knowle (AUT) / F Polasek (SVK) d D Brown (GER) / C Kas (GER) 63 62

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Anderson, Robredo Gain Casablanca Final

Casablanca

RESULTS – SATURDAY, 13 APRIL, 2013

Singles – Semi-finals
T Robredo (ESP) d [1] [WC] S Wawrinka (SUI) 16 63 62
[2] K Anderson (RSA) d [3] M Klizan (SVK) 26 64 62

Doubles – Semi-finals
[1] J Knowle (AUT) / F Polasek (SVK) d M Klizan (SVK) / I Zelenay (SVK) 06 63 10-5

SCHEDULE – SUNDAY, 14 APRIL, 2013

COURT CENTRAL start 12:00 noon
[1] J Knowle (AUT) / F Polasek (SVK) vs D Brown (GER) / C Kas (GER)

Not Before 2:30 PM
T Robredo (ESP) vs [2] K Anderson (RSA)

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Warwinka and Anderson Reach Casablanca Semifinals

Casablanca

RESULTS – FRIDAY, 12 APRIL, 2013

Singles – Quarterfinals
[1] [WC] S Wawrinka (SUI) d G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) 61 62
[2] K Anderson (RSA) d [8] G Zemlja (SLO) 64 64
[3] M Klizan (SVK) d [7] R Haase (NED) 75 61
T Robredo (ESP) d [4] B Paire (FRA) 76(4) 26 60

Doubles – Semi-finals
D Brown (GER) / C Kas (GER) d A Bedene (SLO) / T Bednarek (POL) 75 64

SCHEDULE – SATURDAY, 13 APRIL, 2013

COURT CENTRAL start 2:00 pm
[1] [WC] S Wawrinka (SUI) vs T Robredo (ESP)
[3] M Klizan (SVK) vs [2] K Anderson (RSA)
[1] J Knowle (AUT) / F Polasek (SVK) vs M Klizan (SVK) / I Zelenay (SVK) – After Suitable Rest

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Tops Seeds Advance in Casablanca

Casablanca

RESULTS – THURSDAY, 11 APRIL, 2013

Singles – Second Round
[2] K Anderson (RSA) d [Q] P Carreno-Busta (ESP) 63 63
[3] M Klizan (SVK) d [Q] F Volandri (ITA) 64 76(5)
[7] R Haase (NED) d K De Schepper (FRA) 62 67(2) 63
[8] G Zemlja (SLO) d [Q] H Laaksonen (SUI) 76(5) 61

Doubles – Quarter-finals
[1] J Knowle (AUT) / F Polasek (SVK) d B Paire (FRA) / S Wawrinka (SUI) 60 46 10-4
M Klizan (SVK) / I Zelenay (SVK) d [3] F Cermak (CZE) / M Mertinak (SVK) 36 75 10-3
A Bedene (SLO) / T Bednarek (POL) d [4] D Bracciali (ITA) / P Starace (ITA) 63 75
D Brown (GER) / C Kas (GER) d B Kavcic (SLO) / G Zemlja (SLO) 63 62

SCHEDULE – FRIDAY, 12 APRIL, 2013

COURT CENTRAL start 12:00 noon
[4] B Paire (FRA) vs T Robredo (ESP)
Not Before 1:30 PM
[1] [WC] S Wawrinka (SUI) vs G Garcia-Lopez (ESP)
[8] G Zemlja (SLO) vs [2] K Anderson (RSA)
[7] R Haase (NED) vs [3] M Klizan (SVK)

COURT 2 start 1:00 pm
A Bedene (SLO) / T Bednarek (POL) vs D Brown (GER) / C Kas (GER)

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Top Seed Wawrinka Rallies Past Kavcic in Casablanca

Casablanca

ATP World Tour 250
Casablanca, Morocco (GMT)
8-14 April, 2013 Surface: Clay

RESULTS – WEDNESDAY, 10 APRIL, 2013

Singles – Second Round
[1] [WC] S Wawrinka (SUI) d B Kavcic (SLO) 46 62 61
[4] B Paire (FRA) d A Bedene (SLO) 46 64 63
G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) d E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) 67(4) 76(3) 62
T Robredo (ESP) d T Kamke (GER) 64 75

Singles – First Round
[7] R Haase (NED) d R Bautista Agut (ESP) 63 26 75
K De Schepper (FRA) d S Darcis (BEL) 63 64

Doubles – First Round
[1] J Knowle (AUT) / F Polasek (SVK) d M Emmrich (GER) / R Junaid (AUS) 67(5) 76(4) 12-10
D Brown (GER) / C Kas (GER) d [2] L Dlouhy (CZE) / P Hanley (AUS) 36 75 10-6
[4] D Bracciali (ITA) / P Starace (ITA) d M Elgin (RUS) / K Skupski (GBR) 67(4) 76(6) 10-8
A Bedene (SLO) / T Bednarek (POL) d P Andujar (ESP) / G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) 76(3) 60

SCHEDULE – THURSDAY, 11 APRIL, 2013

COURT CENTRAL start 11:00 am
[8] G Zemlja (SLO) vs [Q] H Laaksonen (SUI)
[Q] P Carreno-Busta (ESP) vs [2] K Anderson (RSA)
[Q] F Volandri (ITA) vs [3] M Klizan (SVK)
[7] R Haase (NED) vs K De Schepper (FRA)

COURT 2 not before 12:00 noon
[1] J Knowle (AUT) / F Polasek (SVK) vs B Paire (FRA) / S Wawrinka (SUI)
A Bedene (SLO) / T Bednarek (POL) vs [4] D Bracciali (ITA) / P Starace (ITA)
B Kavcic (SLO) / G Zemlja (SLO) vs D Brown (GER) / C Kas (GER)
[3] F Cermak (CZE) / M Mertinak (SVK) vs M Klizan (SVK) / I Zelenay (SVK) – After Suitable Rest

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ATP Casablanca – Tuesday Results, Wednesday Schedule

Casablanca

ATP World Tour 250
Casablanca, Morocco (GMT)
8-14 April, 2013 Surface: Clay

RESULTS – TUESDAY, 9 APRIL, 2013

Singles – First Round
T Kamke (GER) d [5] J Melzer (AUT) 63 63
G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) d [6] D Gimeno-Traver (ESP) 76(5) 36 63
[8] G Zemlja (SLO) d M Bachinger (GER) 67(3) 75 76(2)
E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) d A Montanes (ESP) 36 64 64
A Bedene (SLO) d [Q] M Gicquel (FRA) 61 64
[Q] F Volandri (ITA) d P Mathieu (FRA) 63 75
[Q] H Laaksonen (SUI) d [WC] Y Rachidi (MAR) 63 67(8) 61
[Q] P Carreno-Busta (ESP) d P Andujar (ESP) 64 26 63

Doubles – First Round
B Paire (FRA) / S Wawrinka (SUI) d T Kamke (GER) / B Phau (GER) 64 26 10-5
M Klizan (SVK) / I Zelenay (SVK) d J Delgado (GBR) / D Norman (BEL) 64 60
B Kavcic (SLO) / G Zemlja (SLO) d [WC] M Saber (MAR) / M Ziadi (MAR) 63 62

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SCHEDULE – WEDNESDAY, 10 APRIL, 2013

COURT CENTRAL start 11:00 am
[7] R Haase (NED) vs R Bautista Agut (ESP)
[1] [WC] S Wawrinka (SUI) vs B Kavcic (SLO)
[4] B Paire (FRA) vs A Bedene (SLO)
T Robredo (ESP) vs T Kamke (GER)

COURT 2 start 11:00 am
S Darcis (BEL) vs K De Schepper (FRA)
E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) vs G Garcia-Lopez (ESP)
M Elgin (RUS) / K Skupski (GBR) vs [4] D Bracciali (ITA) / P Starace (ITA)
A Bedene (SLO) / T Bednarek (POL) vs P Andujar (ESP) / G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) – After Suitable Rest

COURT 3 start 12:00 noon
[1] J Knowle (AUT) / F Polasek (SVK) vs M Emmrich (GER) / R Junaid (AUS)
D Brown (GER) / C Kas (GER) vs [2] L Dlouhy (CZE) / P Hanley (AUS)

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ATP Casablanca – Monday Results, Tuesday Schedule

Casablanca

ATP World Tour 250
Casablanca, Morocco (GMT)
8-14 April, 2013 Surface: Clay

RESULTS – MONDAY, 8 APRIL, 2013

Singles – First Round
B Kavcic (SLO) d [WC] M Ziadi (MAR) 62 64
T Robredo (ESP) d G Rufin (FRA) 76(2) 64

Doubles – First Round
[3] F Cermak (CZE) / M Mertinak (SVK) d [WC] Y Idmbarek (MAR) / Y Rachidi (MAR) 64 76(4)

SCHEDULE – TUESDAY, 9 APRIL, 2013

COURT CENTRAL start 11:00 am
E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) vs A Montanes (ESP)
[WC] Y Rachidi (MAR) vs [Q] H Laaksonen (SUI)
P Mathieu (FRA) vs [Q] F Volandri (ITA)
P Andujar (ESP) vs [Q] P Carreno-Busta (ESP)

COURT 2 start 11:00 am
G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) vs [6] D Gimeno-Traver (ESP)
T Kamke (GER) vs [5] J Melzer (AUT)
[WC] M Saber (MAR) / M Ziadi (MAR) vs B Kavcic (SLO) / G Zemlja (SLO)
B Paire (FRA) / S Wawrinka (SUI) vs T Kamke (GER) / B Phau (GER)

COURT 3 start 11:00 am
[8] G Zemlja (SLO) vs M Bachinger (GER)
A Bedene (SLO) vs [Q] M Gicquel (FRA)
M Klizan (SVK) / I Zelenay (SVK) vs J Delgado (GBR) / D Norman (BEL)

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ATP Casablanca – Monday Schedule

Casablanca

ATP World Tour 250
Casablanca, Morocco (GMT)
8-14 April, 2013 Surface: Clay

 

SCHEDULE – MONDAY, 8 APRIL, 2013

COURT CENTRAL start 11:00 am
Qualifying – F Volandri (ITA) vs P Oswald (AUT)
[WC] M Ziadi (MAR) vs B Kavcic (SLO)
T Robredo (ESP) vs G Rufin (FRA)
[3] F Cermak (CZE) / M Mertinak (SVK) vs [WC] Y Idmbarek (MAR) / Y Rachidi (MAR)

COURT 2 start 11:00 am
Qualifying – M Gicquel (FRA) vs D Thiem (AUT)
Qualifying – F Serra (FRA) vs P Carreno-Busta (ESP)

COURT 3 start 11:00 am
Qualifying – B Phau (GER) vs H Laaksonen (SUI)

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Nadal Crushes Ferrer for Mexican Open Crown

Rafael Nadal

 

(March 2, 2013) Rafael Nadal is now 12-1 since returning to the tennis tour  last month after being sidelined since Wimbledon with a knee injury. Nadal captured his 52nd career title by crushing friend, fellow Spaniard and three-time defending champion David Ferrer 6-0, 6-2 in 65 minutes to win the Mexican Open title in Acapulco.

 

His title on the red clay courts of the South American “Golden Swing,” saw him win two tournaments (Acapulco, Sao Paulo) and a finalist in another (Vina Del Mar). Nadal  also won Acapulco back in 2005.

 

Ferrer went into the final on a 19-match win streak in Acapulco. Ferrer’s record against Nadal falls to 4-17.

 

Nadal opened the match by winning the first 8 games to lead 6-0, 2-0 and never looked back.
“This was a great week for me and today I played exceptionally well, I dominated the game against the world No. 4 and couldn’t be happier, especially when I think where I am coming from,” Nadal said. Perhaps the conditions were in my favor but I feel it was maybe one of the best matches of my career.”

“I wish I could have played a better match but I never found my rhythm,” Ferrer lamented. You have good days and bad days. Rafa played really well and I couldn’t do much, and never had any chance. I leave with a positive feeling.”

“My heart tells me I should continue competing, that I need to move on to the next tournament,” Nadal said in confirming that he’ll play the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells next week.

Nadal took home $291,800 in prize money in capturing his 38th clay-court title. He’s third on the all-time clay-court tournament victory list behind Thomas Muster (40) and Guillermo Vilas (45).

Italy’s Sara Errani beat Carla Suarez-Navarro of Spain 6–0, 6-4 for the women’s title.

“In the first set the ball was much more live and the points were going much quicker, and I just played an incredible set. Even in the second set until 2-0 for me, 15-40 on her serve, I was in control, playing very aggressively. But the ball started getting heavier and the rallies were getting much tougher, and also she started to play much better. It got very difficult at the end.

“I’m so happy I closed it out,” Errani said. “Carla was playing really well. I’m even happier because it’s my first time defending a WTA title. I love this tournament – it’s a really special tournament for me.”

For Errani it’s her first title of the year and her seventh career tournament win.

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Nadal to Meet Ferrer in Acapulco Final

 

Acapulco, México
Red Clay/Outdoors

Results – Friday, March 1, 2013
Singles – Semifinals
(1) Sara Errani (ITA) d. (3) Alizé Cornet (FRA) 62 61
(2) Carla Suárez Navarro (ESP) d. Sílvia Soler-Espinosa (ESP) d. Karin Knapp (ITA) 62 61

Doubles – Semifinals
(4) Domínguez Lino/Parra Santonja (ESP/ESP) d. Foretz Gacon/Hrdinova (FRA/CZE) 62 62
Castaño/Duque-Mariño (COL/COL) d. Panova/Thorpe (RUS/FRA) 46 62 108 (Match TB)

Singles – Semi-finals
[1] D Ferrer (ESP) d F Fognini (ITA) 63 67(5) 61
[2] R Nadal (ESP) d [3] N Almagro (ESP) 75 64

Doubles – Semi-finals
S Bolelli (ITA) / F Fognini (ITA) d [1] A Peya (AUT) / B Soares (BRA) 26 76(4) 10-3
[2] L Kubot (POL) / D Marrero (ESP) d T Bellucci (BRA) / P Lorenzi (ITA) 61 62

SCHEDULE – SATURDAY, 2 MARCH, 2013

CANCHA CENTRAL start 4:00 pm
S Bolelli (ITA) / F Fognini (ITA) vs [2] L Kubot (POL) / D Marrero (ESP) – ATP

Not Before 6:30 PM
[1] S Errani (ITA) vs [2] C Suarez Navarro (ESP) – WTA

Not Before 9:00 PM
[1] D Ferrer (ESP) vs [2] R Nadal (ESP) – ATP

CANCHA 2 start 4:30 pm
[4] L Dominguez Lino (ESP) / A Parra Santonja (ESP) vs C Castano (COL) / M Duque-Marino (COL) – WTA

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