2014/07/31

Qualifier Cuevas Wins Umag

 

(July 27, 2014) Pablo Cuevas won his second ATP World Tour title in three weeks, taking the Umag title as a qualifier with a 6-3, 6-4 over second seed Tommy Robredo. Cuevas claimed his singles title in Bastad earlier in the month.

Cuvas had to play the semis and the finals in the same day. In the semifinals, he defeated top seed Fabio Fognini 6-3, 6-4.

“I’m really happy,” said the Uruguayan. “I never expected to win two tournaments in a row. This week was more difficult because I had to play [qualifying] and I played against very good players. During the two years I was out, I thought I would never be able to play again and especially at that level.”

“I had a great tournament, but today Pablo was better than me,” Robredo said. “I would like to congratulate Pablo. He [played] a great match and he didn’t miss a lot of balls. It’s good to have him back to that level.”

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Robredo Snaps Fognini’s Win Streak to Claim Umag Title

 

(July 28, 2013) Spanish veteran Tommy Robredo snapped Italian Fabio Fognini’s winning streak at 13, when the Spaniard won the Umag title 6-0, 6-3. It’s his second title of the year.

Robredo began 2013 at No. 114 in the world due to injury. The 31-year-old Spaniard, a former member of the top ten is now back in the top 30.

Thirteen ATP World Tour titles this season have now been won by players aged 30 and over, already matching last year’s total.

“I’m more than happy,” Robredo said. “I’ve been a professional for nearly 15 years and this is my 12th title, so there have not been many times with trophies. I love the emotion.

“Before the match, I was talking to my coach and I was saying, ‘It’s lovely to be waiting to play a final and you are nervous.’ Money can’t buy this feeling and I’m lucky to be part of this sport and lucky to have the chance to feel these feelings. I enjoy it and I know how to handle it.

“I played lovely. I played great. It was a perfect match. It’s not easy to play a final and I played very good. I served okay, I returned okay. To win today, I think I did a great job.”

“It was an incredible week,” said the losing finalist Fognini. “I go home with a lot of happiness. I’m a little bit disappointed, but even if you’re Roger or Rafa, you’re going to lose some time. I’ve played three incredible weeks and they’re going to stay in my head for the rest of my life.”

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Dolgopolov Falls In Umag

 

 

Vegeta Croatia Open Umag

ATP World Tour 250
Umag, Croatia  (+2 hours GMT)
22-28 July, 2013     Surface: Clay

RESULTS – THURSDAY, 25 JULY, 2013

Singles – Second Round
[2] A Seppi (ITA) d A Haider-Maurer (AUT) 61 40 ret. (lower back strain)
A Bedene (SLO) d [4] A Dolgopolov (UKR) 63 61
[5] T Robredo (ESP) d V Troicki (SRB) 60 64
H Zeballos (ARG) d [8] C Berlocq (ARG) 36 63 62

Doubles – Quarter-finals
C Berlocq (ARG) / H Zeballos (ARG) d [1] F Cermak (CZE) / L Dlouhy (CZE) 64 67(4) 10-6
[2] A Begemann (GER) / M Emmrich (GER) d A Seppi (ITA) / V Troicki (SRB) w/o
[3] N Monroe (USA) / S Stadler (GER) d T de Bakker (NED) / R Junaid (AUS) 75 76(1)
M Klizan (SVK) / D Marrero (ESP) d [WC] F Skugor (CRO) / A Veic (CRO) 64 46 10-8
SCHEDULE – FRIDAY, 26 JULY, 2013

CENTRE COURT start 5:30 pm
[3] F Fognini (ITA) vs [6] M Klizan (SVK)
Not Before 8:00 PM
A Montanes (ESP) vs G Monfils (FRA)
[5] T Robredo (ESP) vs A Bedene (SLO)

GRANDSTAND start 6:00 pm
H Zeballos (ARG) vs [2] A Seppi (ITA)
M Klizan (SVK) / D Marrero (ESP) vs [2] A Begemann (GER) / M Emmrich (GER)
C Berlocq (ARG) / H Zeballos (ARG) vs [3] N Monroe (USA) / S Stadler (GER)

 

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Top Seed Gasquet Upset in Umag

Vegeta Croatia Open Umag

ATP World Tour 250
Umag, Croatia  (+2 hours GMT)
22-28 July, 2013     Surface: Clay

RESULTS – WEDNESDAY, 24 JULY, 2013

Singles – Second Round
A Montanes (ESP) d [1] R Gasquet (FRA) 64 64
[3] F Fognini (ITA) d T de Bakker (NED) 75 63
[6] M Klizan (SVK) d L Mayer (ARG) 36 61 76(3)
G Monfils (FRA) d [Q] B Kavcic (SLO) 63 61

Doubles – First Round

[1] F Cermak (CZE) / L Dlouhy (CZE) d [PR] J Hajek (CZE) / J Levinsky (CZE) 62 76(3)
[3] N Monroe (USA) / S Stadler (GER) d M Elgin (RUS) / P Marx (GER) 63 64
[WC] F Skugor (CRO) / A Veic (CRO) d [4] T Bednarek (POL) / M Kowalczyk (POL) 64 46 10-6
C Berlocq (ARG) / H Zeballos (ARG) d M Draganja (CRO) / M Pavic (CRO) 61 64

SCHEDULE – THURSDAY, 25 JULY, 2013

CENTRE COURT start 5:30 pm
A Haider-Maurer (AUT) vs [2] A Seppi (ITA)
Not Before 8:00 PM
A Bedene (SLO) vs [4] A Dolgopolov (UKR)
A Seppi (ITA) / V Troicki (SRB) vs [2] A Begemann (GER) / M Emmrich (GER) – Possible Court Change

GRANDSTAND start 5:00 pm

[8] C Berlocq (ARG) vs H Zeballos (ARG)
[5] T Robredo (ESP) vs V Troicki (SRB)
[1] F Cermak (CZE) / L Dlouhy (CZE) vs C Berlocq (ARG) / H Zeballos (ARG) – Possible Court Change

COURT 1 start 5:00 pm

[3] N Monroe (USA) / S Stadler (GER) vs T de Bakker (NED) / R Junaid (AUS)
M Klizan (SVK) / D Marrero (ESP) vs [WC] F Skugor (CRO) / A Veic (CRO)

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ATP Umag – Tuesday Results, Wednesday Schedule

UMAG

Vegeta Croatia Open Umag

ATP World Tour 250
Umag, Croatia  (+2 hours GMT)
22-28 July, 2013     Surface: Clay

 

RESULTS – TUESDAY, 23 JULY, 2013

Singles – First Round
[5] T Robredo (ESP) d J Hajek (CZE) 63 62
[6] M Klizan (SVK) d P Lorenzi (ITA) 62 61
[Q] B Kavcic (SLO) d [7] F Mayer (GER) 67(5) 60 75
[8] C Berlocq (ARG) d [Q] J Topic (CRO) 60 61
A Montanes (ESP) d [Q] D Lajovic (SRB) 76(3) 61
G Monfils (FRA) d [WC] M Pavic (CRO) 75 62
V Troicki (SRB) d [WC] A Veic (CRO) 76(6) 61
A Bedene (SLO) d [Q] B Westerhof (NED) 62 62
H Zeballos (ARG) d [WC] B Coric (CRO) 67(5) 64 60
A Haider-Maurer (AUT) d J Vesely (CZE) 64 64

Doubles – First Round

[2] A Begemann (GER) / M Emmrich (GER) d P Lorenzi (ITA) / A Ramos (ESP) 75 60
T de Bakker (NED) / R Junaid (AUS) d [Alt] A Bedene (SLO) / D Lajovic (SRB) 75 64
M Klizan (SVK) / D Marrero (ESP) d J Knowle (AUT) / L Mayer (ARG) 75 76(5)

SCHEDULE – WEDNESDAY, 24 JULY, 2013

CENTRE COURT start 5:30 pm
[3] F Fognini (ITA) vs T de Bakker (NED)
Not Before 8:00 PM
[1] R Gasquet (FRA) vs A Montanes (ESP)
[WC] F Skugor (CRO) / A Veic (CRO) vs [4] T Bednarek (POL) / M Kowalczyk (POL)

GRANDSTAND start 5:00 pm

L Mayer (ARG) vs [6] M Klizan (SVK)
G Monfils (FRA) vs [Q] B Kavcic (SLO)
M Draganja (CRO) / M Pavic (CRO) vs C Berlocq (ARG) / H Zeballos (ARG)

COURT 1 start 5:00 pm

[1] F Cermak (CZE) / L Dlouhy (CZE) vs [PR] J Hajek (CZE) / J Levinsky (CZE)
[3] N Monroe (USA) / S Stadler (GER) vs M Elgin (RUS) / P Marx (GER)

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ATP Umag – Monday Results, Tuesday Schedule

UMAG

Vegeta Croatia Open Umag

ATP World Tour 250
Umag, Croatia  (+2 hours GMT)
22-28 July, 2013     Surface: Clay

RESULTS – MONDAY, 22 JULY, 2013

Singles – First Round
T de Bakker (NED) d D Tursunov (RUS) 63 63
L Mayer (ARG) d A Ramos (ESP) 61 63

Doubles – First Round

A Seppi (ITA) / V Troicki (SRB) d [WC] B Coric (CRO) / N Mektic (CRO) 76(2) 61

SCHEDULE – TUESDAY, 23 JULY, 2013

CENTRE COURT start 5:30 pm
[WC] A Veic (CRO) vs V Troicki (SRB)
Not Before 8:00 PM
G Monfils (FRA) vs [WC] M Pavic (CRO)
M Klizan (SVK) / D Marrero (ESP) vs J Knowle (AUT) / L Mayer (ARG)

GRANDSTAND start 4:30 pm

[5] T Robredo (ESP) vs J Hajek (CZE)
[Q] B Kavcic (SLO) vs [7] F Mayer (GER)
[WC] B Coric (CRO) vs H Zeballos (ARG)

COURT 1 start 4:30 pm

[Q] B Westerhof (NED) vs A Bedene (SLO)
P Lorenzi (ITA) vs [6] M Klizan (SVK)
[8] C Berlocq (ARG) vs [Q] J Topic (CRO)
P Lorenzi (ITA) / A Ramos (ESP) vs [2] A Begemann (GER) / M Emmrich (GER)

COURT 2 start 4:30 pm

[Q] D Lajovic (SRB) vs A Montanes (ESP)
[Alt] A Bedene (SLO) / D Lajovic (SRB) vs T de Bakker (NED) / R Junaid (AUS) – After Suitable Rest

COURT 4 start 4:30 pm

A Haider-Maurer (AUT) vs J Vesely (CZE)

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ATP Umag – Monday Schedule

 

Vegeta Croatia Open Umag

ATP World Tour 250
Umag, Croatia  (+2 hours GMT)
22-28 July, 2013     Surface: Clay

 

SCHEDULE – MONDAY, 22 JULY, 2013

CENTRE COURT start 5:30 pm
L Mayer (ARG) vs A Ramos (ESP)

Not Before 8:00 PM
D Tursunov (RUS) vs T de Bakker (NED)

GRANDSTAND start 5:00 pm
Qualifying – D Lajovic (SRB) vs K Mesaros (CRO)
[WC] B Coric (CRO) / N Mektic (CRO) vs A Seppi (ITA) / V Troicki (SRB)

COURT 1 start 5:00 pm

Qualifying – B Kavcic (SLO) vs B Trinker (AUT)

COURT 2 start 5:00 pm
Qualifying – B Pashanski (SRB) vs B Westerhof (NED)

COURT 4 start 5:00 pm
Qualifying – D Kekez (CRO) vs J Topic (CRO)

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Cilic becomes first Croatian to Win Croatia Open in 22 years

 

Marin Cilic became the first Croatian to win the Croatia Open in 22 years, defeating Marcel Granollers of Spain 6-4, 6-2 in Umag.

“It’s a real privilege to be among these champions,” said Cilic. “It was really special this week. I played great tennis and I was enjoying every moment in my matches. I’m really glad I won for my supporters, my team and myself.”

Down 2-4  in the first set, Cilic won nine games in a row to take a 5-0 lead in the second set.

“I think Marin was much better than me,” said Granollers. “He played a very good match. I was up 4-2 in the first set but I did not close out the set. Marin started to play better and better. The second set, I didn’t know how to win a point. I congratulate him on how he played.”

“Marcel is a really dangerous player, so it was not easy in the beginning. He was playing really well and not giving me too much. After I found some solutions, I kept with him and played great tennis. It was maybe my best match of the week. I had a streak of winning nine games in a row, so that was amazing. It helped me to relax and know that I was on the right path.”

For Cilic it’s his second title of the year, he won the Queen’s Club tournament last month.

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ATP Bastad, Stuttgart, Umag – Monday Results, Tuesday Schedules

Results – Monday, July 9, 2012

SkiStar Swedish Open

Singles – First Round
[WC] T Robredo (ESP) d [8] A Ungur (ROU) 64 62
S Bolelli (ITA) d P Capdeville (CHI) 76(5) 76(3)
J Zopp (EST) d [WC] C Lindell (SWE) 62 62
J Hajek (CZE) d F Delbonis (ARG) 76(3) 63

Doubles – First Round
M Elgin (RUS) / M Kukushkin (KAZ) d [WC] F Bergevi (SWE) / F Simonsson (SWE) 61 62

Stuttgart, Germany

Singles – First Round
[WC] D Brown (GER) d [6] N Davydenko (RUS) 75 36 76(7) – saved 1 M.P.
S Darcis (BEL) d A Montanes (ESP) 62 64
G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) d R Ramirez Hidalgo (ESP) 62 63

Doubles – First Round
[3] J Cabal (COL) / R Farah (COL) d C Stebe (GER) / B Tomic (AUS) 62 63
[WC] M Emmrich (GER) / B Phau (GER) d T Bellucci (BRA) / E Schwank (ARG) 75 46 10-6

 

Umag

Singles – First Round
[7] M Klizan (SVK) d [WC] A Bedene (SLO) 62 62
[WC] A Kuznetsov (RUS) d D Munoz-De La Nava (ESP) 63 57 76(5)
M Bachinger (GER) d J Sousa (POR) 67(5) 61 76(6)

Doubles – First Round
B Kavcic (SLO) / J Pospisil (CZE) d [WC] F Skugor (CRO) / A Veic (CRO) 61 63


SCHEDULE – TUESDAY, 10 JULY, 2012

SkiStar Swedish Open
CENTRE COURT start 11:00 am

H Zeballos (ARG) vs J Souza (BRA)
[7] F Volandri (ITA) vs [WC] M Ryderstedt (SWE)
[5] M Kukushkin (KAZ) vs D Gimeno-Traver (ESP)
F Delbonis (ARG) / A Ramos (ESP) vs [4] J Brunstrom (SWE) / D Norman (BEL)

COURT 1 start 11:00 am
M Berrer (GER) vs [Q] A Giannessi (ITA)
R Bautista-Agut (ESP) vs [Q] I Minar (CZE)
[Q] E Korolev (KAZ) vs [Q] T Alves (BRA)
[3] P Hanley (AUS) / J Knowle (AUT) vs O Charroin (FRA) / D Molchanov (UKR)

COURT 2 start 12:00 noon
F Gil (POR) vs M Ilhan (TUR)
J Souza (BRA) / H Zeballos (ARG) vs S Bolelli (ITA) / A Giannessi (ITA) – After Suitable Rest

Stuttgart

CENTER COURT start 12:00 noon
T Bellucci (BRA) vs [WC] R Kern (GER)
B Paire (FRA) vs P Petzschner (GER)
Not Before 4:25 PM
[8] [WC] T Haas (GER) vs [Q] I Andreev (RUS)
C Stebe (GER) vs [7] L Kubot (POL)
Not Before 7:30 PM
[1] D Brown (GER) / C Kas (GER) vs [WC] R Kern (GER) / J Struff (GER)

ENBW COURT start 11:00 am
B Phau (GER) vs [Q] M Fischer (AUT)
S Stakhovsky (UKR) vs [Q] P Cervenak (SVK)
Not Before 6:00 PM
P Andujar (ESP) / G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) vs I Andreev (RUS) / N Davydenko (RUS) – After Suitable Rest

GRAND STAND start 11:00 am
F Cipolla (ITA) vs T Kamke (GER)
L Rosol (CZE) vs [5] R Haase (NED)
[Q] J Reister (GER) vs J Chardy (FRA)
Not Before 4:00 PM
F Cipolla (ITA) / R Ramirez Hidalgo (ESP) vs T Kamke (GER) / P Marx (GER)

Umag

CENTRE COURT start 5:30 pm
B Kavcic (SLO) vs A Veic (CRO)
Not Before 8:00 PM
[5] C Berlocq (ARG) vs I Dodig (CRO)
M Cilic (CRO) / L Zovko (CRO) vs [2] D Bracciali (ITA) / F Fognini (ITA)

GRANDSTAND start 5:00 pm
K Beck (SVK) vs F Fognini (ITA)
[WC] M Pavic (CRO) vs [6] J Ferrero (ESP)
E Gulbis (LAT) vs [Q] G Fraile (ESP)

COURT1 start 4:30 pm
P Starace (ITA) vs [Q] I Klec (SVK)
D Brands (GER) vs [Q] W Trusendi (ITA)
P Lorenzi (ITA) / P Starace (ITA) vs [3] D Marrero (ESP) / F Verdasco (ESP)

COURT2 start 4:30 pm
[8] E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) vs W Odesnik (USA)

COURT4 start 4:30 pm
[Q] M Trungelliti (ARG) vs P Lorenzi (ITA)
[4] F Moser (GER) / E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) vs A Menendez-Maceiras (ESP) / D Munoz-De La Nava (ESP) – After Suitable Rest

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ATP Umag – Monday Schedule

ATP World Tour 250
Umag, Croatia (+2 hours GMT)
9-15 July, 2012 Surface: Clay
SCHEDULE – MONDAY, 9 JULY, 2012

CENTRE COURT start 5:30 pm
D Munoz-De La Nava (ESP) vs [WC] A Kuznetsov (RUS)
Not Before 8:00 PM
[WC] A Bedene (SLO) vs [7] M Klizan (SVK)
B Kavcic (SLO) / J Pospisil (CZE) vs [WC] F Skugor (CRO) / A Veic (CRO)

GRANDSTAND start 5:00 pm
Qualifying – D Lajovic (SRB) vs G Fraile (ESP)
J Sousa (POR) vs M Bachinger (GER)

COURT1 start 5:00 pm
Qualifying – M Viola (ITA) vs I Klec (SVK)

COURT2 start 5:00 pm
Qualifying – W Trusendi (ITA) vs B Trinker (AUT)

COURT4 start 5:00 pm
Qualifying – A Menendez-Maceiras (ESP) vs M Trungelliti (ARG)

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