Monday, April 20, 2015

Barcelona Open Order of Play Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Barcelona Open Order of Play Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Pista Central Start 11:00 am

Thomaz Bellucci (BRA) v [7] Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP)
Not Before 1:30 pm
[Q] Andrey Rublev (RUS) v Fernando Verdasco (ESP)
[1] Kei Nishikori (JPN) v Teymuraz Gabashvili (RUS) OR Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP)
Paolo Lorenzi (ITA) v Nicolas Almagro (ESP)

Pista 1 Start 11:00 am

Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR) v Joao Sousa (POR)
Ricardas Berankis (LTU) v [WC] Albert Montanes (ESP)
[9] Tommy Robredo (ESP) v Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ)
[10] Pablo Cuevas (URU) v [WC] Roberto Carballes Baena (ESP)
[WC] Gerard Granollers (ESP) Oriol Roca Batalla (ESP) v [2] Marcel Granollers (ESP) Marc Lopez (ESP)

Pista 2 Start 11:00 am

Victor Estrella Burgos (DOM) v Dominic Thiem (AUT)
Marsel Ilhan (TUR) v [Q] James Ward (GBR)
H2Juan Monaco (ARG) v Alejandro Gonzalez (COL)
[1] Marcin Matkowski (POL) Nenad Zimonjic (SRB) v Feliciano Lopez (ESP) Max Mirnyi (BLR)

Pista 3 Start 1:00 pm

Juan Sebastian Cabal (COL) Santiago Giraldo (COL) v [4] Alexander Peya (AUT) Bruno Soares (BRA)
Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP) Nick Kyrgios (AUS) v Marin Draganja (CRO) Henri Kontinen (FIN)

2015 Bucharest Main Draw - BRD Nastase Tiriac Trophy

2015 Bucharest Main Draw - BRD Nastase Tiriac Trophy

[1] G. Simon (FRA) d Bye
[WC] J. Tipsarevic (SRB ) vs. Qualifier
Qualifier vs. D. Istomin (UZB )
D. Gimeno-Traver (ESP) vs. [6] V. Troicki (SRB )

[3] I. Karlovic (CRO) d Bye
B. Coric (CRO) vs. S. Stakhovsky (UKR)
F. Mayer (GER) vs. M. Jaziri (TUN)
D. Schwartzman (ARG) vs. [7] J. Vesely (CZE)

[5] G. Garcia-Lopez (ESP) vs. Qualifier
M. Baghdatis (CYP) vs. S. Darcis (BEL)
Qualifier vs. D. Lajovic (SRB )
[4] L. Rosol (CZE) d Bye

[8] S. Bolelli (ITA) vs. A. Golubev (KAZ)
I. Dodig (CRO) vs. A. Haider-Maurer (AUT)
M. Youzhny (RUS) vs. [WC] M. Copil (ROU)
[2] [WC] G. Monfils (FRA) d Bye

Bucharest Order of Play Monday, April 20, 2015

Bucharest Order of Play Monday, April 20, 2015

CENTRAL Start 11:00 am

Vasile Antonescu (ROU) v [6] Adrian Ungur (ROU)
Not Before 1:00 pm
Daniel Gimeno-Traver (ESP) v [6] Viktor Troicki (SRB)
Borna Coric (CRO) v Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR)
Not Before 5:00 pm
Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) v [WC] Marius Copil (ROU)
[3] Raven Klaasen (RSA) Lukas Rosol (CZE) v Frantisek Cermak (CZE) Jiri Vesely (CZE)

Court 1 Start 11:00 am

Alexandar Lazov (BUL) v [5] Gerald Melzer (AUT)
Not Before 1:00 pm
[PR] Florian Mayer (GER) v Malek Jaziri (TUN)
Not Before 3:30 pm
Nikola Mektic (CRO) v Vasile Antonescu (ROU)

Court 2 Start 11:00 am

[3] Jurgen Zopp (EST) v Adam Pavlasek (CZE)
Not Before 1:00 pm
Dragos Dima (ROU) v Thomas Fabbiano (ITA)
Not Before 2:30 pm
[3] Jurgen Zopp (EST) v [5] Gerald Melzer (AUT)

Court 3 Start 11:00 am

Pedja Krstin (SRB) Nikola Mektic (CRO)
Not Before 1:00 pm
Lorenzo Giustino (ITA) v [7] Evgeny Donskoy (RUS)

Barcelona Open 2015 Main Draw

Barcelona Open 2015 Main Draw

(1) Nishikori, Kei v Bye
Gabashvili, Teymuraz v Carreno Busta, Pablo
Dolgopolov, Alexandr v Sousa, Joao
Bye v (15) Giraldo, Santiago

(10) Cuevas, Pablo v Bye
Struff, Jan-Lennard v WC Carballes Baena, Roberto
Bellucci, Thomaz v Q Sugita, Yuichi
Bye v (7) Bautista Agut, Roberto

(4) Cilic, Marin v Bye
Estrella Burgos, Victor v Thiem, Dominic
Monaco, Juan v Gonzalez, Alejandro
Bye v (14)Klizan, Martin

(9) Robredo, Tommy v Bye
Souza, Joao v Kukushkin, Mikhail
Matosevic, Marinko v Granollers, Marcel
Bye v (6)Tsonga, Jo-Wilfried

(8)Gulbis, Ernests v Bye
Paire, Benoit v Q Munar, Jaume
Q Fucsovics, Marton v Kuznetsov, Andrey
Bye v (12) Kohlschreiber, Philipp

(16)Kyrgios, Nick v Bye
Q de Bakker, Thiemo v WC Ymer, Elias
Berankis, Ricardas v WC Montanes, Albert
Bye v (3) Ferrer, David

(5) Lopez, Feliciano v Bye
Ilhan, Marsel v Q Ward, James
Andujar, Pablo v Ramos-Vinolas, Albert
Bye v (11)Mayer, Leonardo

(13) Fognini, Fabio v Bye
Q Rublev, Andrey v Verdasco, Fernando
Lorenzi, Paolo v Almagro, Nicolas
Bye v (2) Nadal, Rafael

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Djokovic into Monte Carlo final after beating Nadal

Djokovic into Monte Carlo final after beating Nadal

Novak Djokovic defeated Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-3 to reach the final of the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event in Monte-Carlo.

Djokovic will be aiming to become the first player to win the opening three Masters 1000 events of the season tomorrow when he faces Tomas Berdych in the final.

"I did have a slower start than he did in the match," admitted Djokovic. "He started very aggressive, playing good, serving well, having a break point for a double break. I played a good point there. I won a very important game not to allow him to have the advantage of 3-0.

"I started to get into the rhythm, started to tactically play the way I intended from the beginning. It was a fight. I think the 3-all game in both sets, they were the decisive moments in the match. I managed to win those in both sets.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Nadal to face Djokovic in Monte Carlo semis

Nadal to face Djokovic in Monte Carlo semis

Rafael Nadal beat David Ferrer 6-4, 5-7, 6-2 to advance to the semifials in Monte Carlo where he will play Novak Djokovic.

Nadal leads their head-to-head 23-19 and defeated the Serb in the 2009 and 2012 finals in Monte-Carlo before Djokovic exacted revenge in the 2013 title match.

The Spaniard relinquished one of his breaks when leading 5-2 in the first set, but closed out the opener and looked to have control of the match when he went up an early double break 3-0 lead in the second set.

But Ferrer was going to make Nadal work for his victory. The Valencia native recouped one of the breaks in the fourth game, and then thwarted Nadal when he served for the match at 5-4, reeling off three straight games to stun the Mallorcan and level the match.