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Mikhail Youzhny Stops Hometown Favorite David Ferrer to Win Valencia Open

 

(October 27, 2013) Mikhail Youzhny beat top seed David Ferrer 6-3, 7-5 to claim the Valencia Open his 10th career ATP World Tour.

In a battle between 30 somethings, the 31-year-old Russian broke the serve of the No. 3-ranked Ferrer four times.

“It was a great week for me and a great tournament,” Youzhny said after the match. “It was a great atmosphere. I felt nobody was against me, of course they were for David, but when I played well they applauded me.”

Ferrer has lost six straight finals this year since winning Auckland and Buenos Aires.

“Losing at home hurts more,” Ferrer said. “He served well, and I was lacking energy. I needed to return better and move the ball around more. In the second set I had more opportunities, but only at the start.”

“The truth is that Youzhny played very good. He sliced and served very well. He was more comfortable than me on court, I was missing touch.”

The Russian will move up to No. 14 in teh year-end Race to London.

In the doubles final, despite having four match points, the Bryan Brothers fell to Alexander Peya and Bruno Soares 7-6(3), 6-7(1), 13-11.

Peya and Soares have now won five tournament titles this year -Sao Paulo, Barcelona, Eastbourne, Montreal and Valencia.

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Federer Escapes Pospisil in Basel, Ferrer Moves into Valencia Final

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(October 26, 2013) It will be a rematch of last year’s Basel final between Roger Federer and Juan Martin Del Potro on Sunday.

No. 3 seed and hometown boy Federer could not close out the match serving at 5-3 in the second set and was pushed to a 6-3, 6-7 (3), 7-5 victory over Vasek Pospisil. Federer had to recover from a 1-3 deficit in the third set

Del Potro also had issues closing out the match in straight sets in his 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 win over Edouard Roger-Vasselin.

On Sunday, not only is Federer looking to win his sixth Basel tile, a win would secure a spot for him in the ATP World Tour Finals in London.

 

SWISS INDOORS, BASEL

RESULTS – SATURDAY, 26 OCTOBER, 2013

Singles – Semi-finals
[1] D Ferrer (ESP) d [3] N Almagro (ESP) 62 63

M Youzhny (RUS) d D Tursunov (RUS) 62 64

Doubles – Semi-finals
[1] B Bryan (USA) / M Bryan (USA) d T Haas (GER) / A Sa (BRA) 63 64
[2] A Peya (AUT) / B Soares (BRA) d J Murray (GBR) / J Peers (AUS) 63 76(4)
SCHEDULE – SUNDAY, 27 OCTOBER, 2013

AGORA start 13:30
[1] B Bryan (USA) / M Bryan (USA) vs [2] A Peya (AUT) / B Soares (BRA)

Not Before 16:00
[1] D Ferrer (ESP) vs M Youzhny (RUS)

 

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RESULTS – SATURDAY, 26 OCTOBER, 2013

Singles – Semi-finals
[1] D Ferrer (ESP) d [3] N Almagro (ESP) 62 63
M Youzhny (RUS) d D Tursunov (RUS) 62 64

Doubles – Semi-finals
[1] B Bryan (USA) / M Bryan (USA) d T Haas (GER) / A Sa (BRA) 63 64
[2] A Peya (AUT) / B Soares (BRA) d J Murray (GBR) / J Peers (AUS) 63 76(4)
SCHEDULE – SUNDAY, 27 OCTOBER, 2013

AGORA start 13:30
[1] B Bryan (USA) / M Bryan (USA) vs [2] A Peya (AUT) / B Soares (BRA)

Not Before 16:00
[1] D Ferrer (ESP) vs M Youzhny (RUS)

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ATP Results – Del Potro Advances Easily in Basel, Isner Upset in Valencia

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ATP World Tour 500
Basel, Switzerland  (+2 hours GMT)
21-27 October, 2013     Surface: Indoor Hard

RESULTS – THURSDAY, 24 OCTOBER, 2013

Singles – Second Round
[1] J Del Potro (ARG) d M Baghdatis (CYP) 61 62
[8] G Dimitrov (BUL) d [WC] A Dolgopolov (UKR) 63 62
[Q] P Mathieu (FRA) d M Llodra (FRA) 64 63
E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) d [Q] T Kamke (GER) 75 63
D Brands (GER) d L Kubot (POL) 62 64
V Pospisil (CAN) d I Karlovic (CRO) 63 64

Doubles – Quarterfinals
M Llodra (FRA) / N Mahut (FRA) d A Begemann (GER) / M Emmrich (GER) 63 76(5)
T Huey (PHI) / D Inglot (GBR) d D Istomin (UZB) / H Zeballos (ARG) 64 76(5)

SCHEDULE – FRIDAY, 25 OCTOBER 2013

CENTER COURT start 14:00
E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) vs D Brands (GER)

Not Before 16:00
I Dodig (CRO) vs V Pospisil (CAN)

Not Before 18:00
[1] J Del Potro (ARG) vs [Q] P Mathieu (FRA)

Not Before 20:00
[8] G Dimitrov (BUL) vs [3] R Federer (SUI)
[3] M Fyrstenberg (POL) / M Matkowski (POL) vs L Dlouhy (CZE) / P Hanley (AUS)

COURT 2 start 16:00
Not Before 16:00
[1] R Bopanna (IND) / E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) vs J Knowle (AUT) / O Marach (AUT) – AFTER SUITABLE REST

 

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ATP World Tour 500

Valencia, Spain  (+2 hours GMT)
21-27 October, 2013     Surface: Indoor Hard

RESULTS – THURSDAY, 24 OCTOBER, 2013

Singles – Second Round
[1] D Ferrer (ESP) d J Benneteau (FRA) 62 61
[3] N Almagro (ESP) d [Q] M Przysiezny (POL) 64 75
J Chardy (FRA) d [4] J Isner (USA) 76(7) 63
[5] J Janowicz (POL) d [Q] J Sousa (POR) 62 75
J Nieminen (FIN) d [Q] A Falla (COL) 62 63
M Youzhny (RUS) d P Kohlschreiber (GER) 64 63

Doubles – Quarterfinals
[1] B Bryan (USA) / M Bryan (USA) d S Gonzalez (MEX) / S Lipsky (USA) 64 75
T Haas (GER) / A Sa (BRA) d [4] D Marrero (ESP) / F Verdasco (ESP) 61 63

SCHEDULE – FRIDAY, 25 OCTOBER, 2013

AGORA start 13:00
J Nieminen (FIN) vs M Youzhny (RUS)
D Tursunov (RUS) vs J Chardy (FRA)
[1] D Ferrer (ESP) vs [5] J Janowicz (POL)

Not Before 20:00
[3] N Almagro (ESP) vs [7] F Fognini (ITA)
J Isner (USA) / F Lopez (ESP) vs [2] A Peya (AUT) / B Soares (BRA)

PISTA 1 start 16:00
Not Before 16:00
J Murray (GBR) / J Peers (AUS) vs J Nieminen (FIN) / D Tursunov (RUS) – After Suitable Rest

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Ferrer Advances, Haas Falls at Valencia Open

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(October 23, 2013) No. 1 seed David Ferrer eased past Gael Monfils 6-3, 6-2 in 62 minutes. While in a battle of Germans, Philipp Kohlschreiber upset second seed Tommy Haas 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 at the Valencia Open. Ferrer is looking to capture his fourth Valencia title. He has a 26-5 record at the tournament.

In a match full of power-serving, John Isner hit 17 aces to top Ernests Gulbis 7-6(4), 7-6(2)

 

RESULTS – WEDNESDAY, 23 OCTOBER, 2013

Singles – Second Round
[7] F Fognini (ITA) d M Granollers (ESP) 63 62
D Tursunov (RUS) d [WC] R Bautista Agut (ESP) 62 76(3)

Singles – First Round
[1] D Ferrer (ESP) d G Monfils (FRA) 63 62
P Kohlschreiber (GER) d [2] T Haas (GER) 36 63 63
[4] J Isner (USA) d E Gulbis (LAT) 76(4) 76(2)
J Chardy (FRA) d F Mayer (GER) 46 75 63
J Nieminen (FIN) d B Paire (FRA) 63 63

Doubles – First Round

[1] B Bryan (USA) / M Bryan (USA) d D Bracciali (ITA) / F Fognini (ITA) 64 63
[4] D Marrero (ESP) / F Verdasco (ESP) d K Anderson (RSA) / J Erlich (ISR) 64 67(9) 10-5
S Gonzalez (MEX) / S Lipsky (USA) d C Kas (GER) / G Simon (FRA) 76(2) 67(2) 10-4

SCHEDULE – THURSDAY, 24 OCTOBER, 2013

AGORA start 13:00
J Chardy (FRA) vs [4] J Isner (USA)
M Youzhny (RUS) vs P Kohlschreiber (GER)
[1] D Ferrer (ESP) vs J Benneteau (FRA)

Not Before 20:00
[3] N Almagro (ESP) vs [Q] M Przysiezny (POL)
[1] B Bryan (USA) / M Bryan (USA) vs S Gonzalez (MEX) / S Lipsky (USA)

PISTA 1 start 13:00
[Q] A Falla (COL) vs J Nieminen (FIN)
[Q] J Sousa (POR) vs [5] J Janowicz (POL)
[4] D Marrero (ESP) / F Verdasco (ESP) vs T Haas (GER) / A Sa (BRA)

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Simon Crashes Out of Valencia Open

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(October 22, 2013) Nicolas Almagro aiming to capture his third Valencia title opened his campaign by beat Pablo Andujar 6-2, 6-3 on Tuesday. Almagro won the title in both 2006 and 2007.

Sixth seed Gilles Simon was demolished by Alejandro Falla 6-1, 6-0. Simon won a total of 36 point during the entire match and had his serve broken five times.

Bernard Tomic retired in the third set of his match against Mikhail Youzhny. He was trailing 4-1 in the third set.

 

ATP World Tour 500
Valencia, Spain  (+2 hours GMT)
21-27 October, 2013     Surface: Indoor Hard

RESULTS – TUESDAY, 22 OCTOBER, 2013

Singles – First Round
[3] N Almagro (ESP) d P Andujar (ESP) 62 63
[5] J Janowicz (POL) d [Q] P Carreno Busta (ESP) 75 76(7)
[Q] A Falla (COL) d [6] G Simon (FRA) 61 60
J Benneteau (FRA) d F Lopez (ESP) 63 61
[Q] J Sousa (POR) d [WC] G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) 63 75
[Q] M Przysiezny (POL) d [WC] F Verdasco (ESP) 63 76(1)
M Youzhny (RUS) d B Tomic (AUS) 36 64 41 ret. (illness)

Doubles – First Round

J Nieminen (FIN) / D Tursunov (RUS) d [3] M Granollers (ESP) / M Lopez (ESP) 62 36 10-6
T Haas (GER) / A Sa (BRA) d [WC] R Bautista Agut (ESP) / P Carreno Busta (ESP) 75 61
SCHEDULE – WEDNESDAY, 23 OCTOBER, 2013

AGORA start 12:00 noon
E Gulbis (LAT) vs [4] J Isner (USA)
M Granollers (ESP) vs [7] F Fognini (ITA)
[1] D Ferrer (ESP) vs G Monfils (FRA)

Not Before 17:00
P Kohlschreiber (GER) vs [2] T Haas (GER)
[WC] R Bautista Agut (ESP) vs D Tursunov (RUS)

PISTA 1 start 12:00 noon
F Mayer (GER) vs J Chardy (FRA)
J Nieminen (FIN) vs B Paire (FRA)
C Kas (GER) / G Simon (FRA) vs S Gonzalez (MEX) / S Lipsky (USA)
[4] D Marrero (ESP) / F Verdasco (ESP) vs K Anderson (RSA) / J Erlich (ISR)
[1] B Bryan (USA) / M Bryan (USA) vs D Bracciali (ITA) / F Fognini (ITA)

 

 

 

 

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Federer Opens Basel Campaign with win over Mannarino

 

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(October 21, 2013) Roger Federer won his first round match at his hometown tournament in Basel, Switzerland over Adrian Mannarino 6-4, 6-2. The Swiss who is bidding to qualify for the ATP World Tour finals is trying to win his second tournament of 2013.

Monday’s win gives the five-time Basel champion and third seed a 48-8 record overall at the event.

“I think it was a pretty good performance for a first round,” Federer said to ATP World Tour.com. “I had some good spells and some that were tougher. I fought through and stayed positive throughout. I kept playing aggressive, the way I would like to play for the week.”

“Clearly I want to do really well here,” said Federer. Federer is currently in eight place in the race to London and is scheduled to play the Paris Masters next week. “It all kind of started here for me. It’s very special for me. I just need to be careful I don’t put too much pressure on myself. But ever since I was able to win the tournament here in 2006 for the first time, that pressure has kind of gone. Now, it’s about enjoying it.”

ATP World Tour 500
Basel, Switzerland  (+2 hours GMT)
21-27 October, 2013     Surface: Indoor Hard

RESULTS – MONDAY, 21 OCTOBER, 2013

Singles – First Round
[3] R Federer (SUI) d A Mannarino (FRA) 64 62
[Q] T Kamke (GER) d V Hanescu (ROU) 64 64
L Kubot (POL) d D Gimeno-Traver (ESP) 76(6) 62
[WC] A Dolgopolov (UKR) d K De Schepper (FRA) 64 64

Doubles – First Round
[3] M Fyrstenberg (POL) / M Matkowski (POL) d [WC] M Chiudinelli (SUI) / M Lammer (SUI) 63 16 17-15
A Begemann (GER) / M Emmrich (GER) d [4] M Mirnyi (BLR) / H Tecau (ROU) 63 64

SCHEDULE – TUESDAY, 22 OCTOBER, 2013

CENTER COURT start 14:00
[Q] B Becker (GER) vs M Baghdatis (CYP)
Not Before 16:00
[6] K Nishikori (JPN) vs [WC] M Chiudinelli (SUI)
Not Before 18:00
[4] S Wawrinka (SUI) vs E Roger-Vasselin (FRA)
Not Before 20:00
I Karlovic (CRO) vs [2] T Berdych (CZE)
L Dlouhy (CZE) / P Hanley (AUS) vs [WC] S Ehrat (SUI) / H Laaksonen (SUI)

COURT 2 start 14:00

C Berlocq (ARG) vs I Dodig (CRO)
D Istomin (UZB) vs H Zeballos (ARG)
M Llodra (FRA) / N Mahut (FRA) vs J Cabal (COL) / R Farah (COL)
D Brands (GER) vs [7] A Seppi (ITA)
D Nestor (CAN) / V Pospisil (CAN) vs D Istomin (UZB) / H Zeballos (ARG)

ATP World Tour 500
Valencia, Spain  (+2 hours GMT)
21-27 October, 2013     Surface: Indoor Hard

RESULTS – MONDAY, 21 OCTOBER, 2013

Singles – First Round
[7] F Fognini (ITA) d M Klizan (SVK) 75 36 60
[WC] R Bautista Agut (ESP) d [8] K Anderson (RSA) 36 76(5) 63
M Granollers (ESP) d J Tipsarevic (SRB) 12 ret. (foot)
D Tursunov (RUS) d A Montanes (ESP) 64 61

Doubles – First Round

[2] A Peya (AUT) / B Soares (BRA) d [WC] P Andujar (ESP) / G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) 64 76(2)
J Murray (GBR) / J Peers (AUS) d J Benneteau (FRA) / N Zimonjic (SRB) 63 62
J Isner (USA) / F Lopez (ESP) d P Kohlschreiber (GER) / F Mayer (GER) 63 67(7) 10-7

SCHEDULE – TUESDAY, 22 OCTOBER, 2013

AGORA start 12:00 noon
[Q] P Carreno Busta (ESP) vs [5] J Janowicz (POL)
F Lopez (ESP) vs J Benneteau (FRA)
[3] N Almagro (ESP) vs P Andujar (ESP)
[WC] F Verdasco (ESP) vs [Q] M Przysiezny (POL)
[6] G Simon (FRA) vs [Q] A Falla (COL)

PISTA 1 start 12:00 noon

[WC] G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) vs [Q] J Sousa (POR)
M Youzhny (RUS) vs B Tomic (AUS)
T Haas (GER) / A Sa (BRA) vs [WC] R Bautista Agut (ESP) / P Carreno Busta (ESP)
J Nieminen (FIN) / D Tursunov (RUS) vs [3] M Granollers (ESP) / M Lopez (ESP)

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Ferrer Wins Third Valencia Open

(October 28, 2012) No. 5 David Ferrrer held off unseeded Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov 6-1 3-6 6-4 to win the Valencia Open for the third time in his career on Sunday. It’s the Spaniard’s sixth title in 2012.

“It’s always very difficult to play at home,” Ferrer said. I knew it would be more difficult to win the title again. He’s a very talented opponent. I played aggressively and it went well for me. I want to dedicate the victory to Juan Carlos Ferrero on his farewell. He has given me the opportunity to grow as a person and as a player.”

“I couldn’t take advantage of my opportunities in the third set,” Dolgopolov said. “He took his chances and broke my serve with new balls. I’m happy to have reached the final, but maybe today I played worse. I enjoyed the tournament a lot.”

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Ferrer Holds Off Dodig To Gain Valencia Final

RESULTS – SATURDAY, 27 OCTOBER, 2012

Singles – Semi-finals
[1] D Ferrer (ESP) d [Q] I Dodig (CRO) 64 67(5) 61
A Dolgopolov (UKR) d J Melzer (AUT) 64 62

Doubles – Semi-finals
[2] A Peya (AUT) / B Soares (BRA) d [WC] D Ferrer (ESP) / J Ferrero (ESP) 62 76(3)
D Marrero (ESP) / F Verdasco (ESP) d S Gonzalez (MEX) / S Lipsky (USA) 63 46 10-7

SCHEDULE – SUNDAY, 28 OCTOBER, 2012

AGORA start 4:00 pm
[1] D Ferrer (ESP) vs A Dolgopolov (UKR)
D Marrero (ESP) / F Verdasco (ESP) vs [2] A Peya (AUT) / B Soares (BRA)

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Ferrer Advances, Cilic Upset in Valencia

RESULTS – FRIDAY, 26 OCTOBER, 2012

Singles – Quarter-finals
[1] D Ferrer (ESP) d [6] N Almagro (ESP) 63 75
[Q] I Dodig (CRO) d [7] M Cilic (CRO) 62 76(6)
A Dolgopolov (UKR) d M Granollers (ESP) 60 62
J Melzer (AUT) d D Goffin (BEL) 76(7) 64

Doubles – Quarter-finals
D Marrero (ESP) / F Verdasco (ESP) d [1] M Granollers (ESP) / M Lopez (ESP) 63 62
[WC] D Ferrer (ESP) / J Ferrero (ESP) d J Knowle (AUT) / F Polasek (SVK) 63 67(2) 10-6

SCHEDULE – SATURDAY, 27 OCTOBER, 2012

AGORA start 1:00 pm
D Marrero (ESP) / F Verdasco (ESP) vs S Gonzalez (MEX) / S Lipsky (USA)

Not Before 4:00 PM
[1] D Ferrer (ESP) vs [Q] I Dodig (CRO)

Not Before 8:00 PM
A Dolgopolov (UKR) vs J Melzer (AUT)
[WC] D Ferrer (ESP) / J Ferrero (ESP) vs [2] A Peya (AUT) / B Soares (BRA)

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Ferrer and Almagro To Face Off in Valencia Quarterfinal

RESULTS – THURSDAY, 25 OCTOBER, 2012

Singles – Second Round
[1] D Ferrer (ESP) d A Ramos (ESP) 64 62
[6] N Almagro (ESP) d S Querrey (USA) 64 67(4) 60
A Dolgopolov (UKR) d G Muller (LUX) 64 64
M Granollers (ESP) d G Simon (FRA) 67(4) 63 62
J Melzer (AUT) d X Malisse (BEL) 75 62

Doubles – Quarter-finals
[2] A Peya (AUT) / B Soares (BRA) d M Klizan (SVK) / M Mertinak (SVK) 64 62
S Gonzalez (MEX) / S Lipsky (USA) d M Cilic (CRO) / A Sa (BRA) 76(0) 26 10-7
SCHEDULE – FRIDAY, 26 OCTOBER, 2012

AGORA start 1:00 pm
D Goffin (BEL) vs J Melzer (AUT)
A Dolgopolov (UKR) vs M Granollers (ESP)
[1] D Ferrer (ESP) vs [6] N Almagro (ESP)

Not Before 8:00 PM
[Q] I Dodig (CRO) vs [7] M Cilic (CRO)
[WC] D Ferrer (ESP) / J Ferrero (ESP) vs J Knowle (AUT) / F Polasek (SVK)

PISTA 1 start 6:00 pm
[1] M Granollers (ESP) / M Lopez (ESP) vs D Marrero (ESP) / F Verdasco (ESP) – After suitable rest

 

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