Showing posts with label AIG Japan Open Tennis Championships. Show all posts
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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Andy Roddick into quarters at Japan Open

Andy Roddick into quarters at Japan Open

Andy Roddick defeated Jeremy Chardy 6-4, 7-6 to advance to the quarterfinals at the Japan Open.

Roddick said Chardy is “always dangerous because he plays high-risk tennis” but felt more assured when forced into longer rallies.

The American served only five aces but won 83 percent of his first serve points.

Roddick took the lead when he broke Chardy in the third game of the first set and thta was all he needed to claim the set.

Chardy stood firm in his service games and did not give the American another break opportunity until the tie-break.

Chardy had set point in the 10th game of the second set at 5-4 and 30-40 but failed to converted while Roddick then claimed two mini-breaks in the tie-break to lead it 6-2 and won the match on his second macth point.

"I was pretty happy with the way I played. I felt I played the big points really well. I felt today was pretty encouraging," said Roddick.

"He is always dangerous, because he plays very high-risk tennis. At that point (second set 10th game), I wanted to take service points, but he went for big shots and all of a sudden I played a bad game and I was down 30-40.

"I was able to maintain aggressive tennis and got to the net and hit a pretty good volley to the corner. I was able to get out and close it out," added Roddick.



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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Japan Open Tuesday Results October 5th 2010

Japan Open Tuesday Results October 5th 2010

Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships
ATP WORLD TOUR 500 $1,100,000 ($1,226,500 Total Financial Commitment)
Tokyo, Japan (+9 hours GMT)
4-10 October, 2010 Surface: Hard

Singles - First Round
[1] R Nadal (ESP) d S Giraldo (COL) 64 64
[2] A Roddick (USA) d [WC] T Ito (JPN) 64 63
J Nieminen (FIN) d [3] J Tsonga (FRA) 64 57 61
[4] J Melzer (AUT) d J Monaco (ARG) 64 46 61
[5] G Monfils (FRA) d [WC] G Soeda (JPN) 76(10) 64
M Chiudinelli (SUI) d [8] M Llodra (FRA) 63 60
[Q] M Raonic (CAN) d F Serra (FRA) 64 36 64
R Gasquet (FRA) d T de Bakker (NED) 63 76(6)
V Troicki (SRB) d [WC] K Nishikori (JPN) 64 62
G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) d [Q] R Ram (USA) 67(3) 64 76(1)
A Seppi (ITA) d [Q] I Dodig (CRO) 36 64 62
J Chardy (FRA) d [Q] E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) 63 76(2)

Doubles - First Round
[3] R Lindstedt (SWE) / H Tecau (ROU) d J Chardy (FRA) / E Schwank (ARG) 63 63

Monday, October 4, 2010

China Open and Japan Open Order of Play Tuesday October 5th 2010

China Open and Japan Open Order of Play Tuesday October 5th 2010

China Open

LOTUS COURT start 12:30 pm
[Q] P Mathieu (FRA) vs [2] A Murray (GBR) - ATP
[1] N Djokovic (SRB) vs [WC] M Gong (CHN) - ATP
[12] M Sharapova (RUS) vs E Vesnina (RUS) - WTA

Not Before 7:30 PM
A Kleybanova (RUS) vs [9] N Li (CHN) - WTA
[4] N Davydenko (RUS) vs F Mayer (GER) - ATP

MOON COURT start 12:00 noon
A Dolgopolov (UKR) vs M Baghdatis (CYP) - ATP

Not Before 3:00 PM
K Date Krumm (JPN) vs [7] E Dementieva (RUS) - WTA
A Petkovic (GER) vs [2] V Zvonareva (RUS) - WTA

Not Before 7:30 PM
T Robredo (ESP) vs [3] R Soderling (SWE) - ATP

COURT 1 start 12:00 noon
T Bacsinszky (SUI) vs [8] V Azarenka (BLR) - WTA
[5] F Schiavone (ITA) vs P Hercog (SLO) - WTA
A Ivanovic (SRB) vs O Govortsova (BLR) - WTA
[1] B Bryan (USA) / M Bryan (USA) vs J Isner (USA) / S Querrey (USA) - ATP

COURT 3 start 12:00 noon
P Kvitova (CZE) vs K Kanepi (EST) - WTA
[Q] V Dushevina (RUS) vs [Q] R Vinci (ITA) - WTA
[7] M Youzhny (RUS) vs I Ljubicic (CRO) - ATP
[1] G Dulko (ARG) / F Pennetta (ITA) vs S Errani (ITA) / R Vinci (ITA) - WTA - after suitable rest

COURT 4 start 12:00 noon
[8] D Ferrer (ESP) vs D Istomin (UZB) - ATP
N Almagro (ESP) vs [Q] L Kubot (POL) - ATP
[Q] I Marchenko (UKR) vs Y Lu (TPE) - ATP
N Almagro (ESP) / J Tipsarevic (SRB) vs M Fish (USA) / M Knowles (BAH) - ATP

COURT 7 start 12:00 noon
D Cibulkova (SVK) vs [Q] A Sevastova (LAT) - WTA

Not Before 2:30 PM
P Schnyder (SUI) vs [15] S Peer (ISR) - WTA
[6] M Kirilenko (RUS) / N Petrova (RUS) vs M Kondratieva (RUS) / V Uhlirova (CZE) - WTA
A Szavay (HUN) / B Zahlavova Strycova (CZE) vs J Goerges (GER) / P Hercog (SLO) - WTA- after suitable rest

COURT 8 start 2:30 pm
M Cilic (CRO) vs T Bellucci (BRA) - ATP
A Golubev (KAZ) vs A Montanes (ESP) - ATP
N Grandin (RSA) / S Hsieh (TPE) vs V Dushevina (RUS) / A Parra Santonja (ESP) - WTA - after suitable rest

Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships

CENTER COURT start 10:00 am
[4] A Morita (JPN) vs C Vandeweghe (USA) - WTA

Not Before 12:00 PM
[WC] T Ito (JPN) vs [2] A Roddick (USA) - ATP

Not Before 2:00 PM
[WC] K Nishikori (JPN) vs V Troicki (SRB) - ATP
[1] R Nadal (ESP) vs S Giraldo (COL) - ATP
J Nieminen (FIN) vs [3] J Tsonga (FRA) - ATP

COURT 1 start 10:00 am
[WC] A Nakamura (JPN) vs [8] A Brianti (ITA) - WTA

Not Before 12:00 Noon
[8] M Llodra (FRA) vs M Chiudinelli (SUI) - ATP
R Gasquet (FRA) vs T de Bakker (NED) - ATP
[5] G Monfils (FRA) vs [WC] G Soeda (JPN) - ATP
[4] J Melzer (AUT) vs J Monaco (ARG) - ATP

COURT 2 start 10:00 am
J Craybas (USA) vs [2] J Dokic (AUS) - WTA
[WC] S Ishizu (JPN) vs [3] M Rybarikova (SVK) - WTA

Not Before 12:30 PM
[1] I Benesova (CZE) vs A Panova (RUS) - WTA
[WC] T Matsui (JPN) / T Suzuki (JPN) vs M Llodra (FRA) / F Lopez (ESP) - ATP

COURT 3 start 10:00 am
R Fuda (JPN) vs [Q] C Okadaue (JPN) - WTA
S Voegele (SUI) vs [Q] U Radwanska (POL) - WTA
M Doi (JPN) / R Fuda (JPN) vs S Kao (TPE) / A Maekawa (JPN) - WTA
K Iijima (JPN) / Y Sema (JPN) vs L Robson (GBR) / C Vandeweghe (USA) - WTA

COURT 4 start 12:00 am
[Q] E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) vs J Chardy (FRA) - ATP

Not Before 1:00 PM
G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) vs [Q] R Ram (USA) - ATP
[Q] I Dodig (CRO) vs A Seppi (ITA) - ATP
F Serra (FRA) vs [Q] M Raonic (CAN) - ATP

COURT 8 start 10:00 am
[Q] W Hsu (TPE) vs T Yonemura (JPN) - WTA
O Savchuk (UKR) vs T Luzhanska (UKR) - WTA
S Aoyama (JPN) / L Tananta (INA) vs [2] A Brianti (ITA) / J Coin (FRA) - WTA
[3] R Lindstedt (SWE) / H Tecau (ROU) vs J Chardy (FRA) / E Schwank (ARG) - ATP

COURT 9 start 10:00 am
R Fujiwara (JPN) vs [Q] N Lertcheewakarn (THA) - WTA

Not Before 1:00 PM
[1] J Craybas (USA) / T Tanasugarn (THA) vs C Chan (TPE) / R Fujiwara (JPN) - WTA - After Suitable Rest
[WC] K Nara (JPN) / A Omae (JPN) vs [4] T Yonemura (JPN) / A Yonemura (JPN) - WTA

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Rafael Nadal to play Japan Open in 2010

Rafael Nadal to play Japan Open in 2010

Rafael Nadal has confirmed he will be playing at the 2010 Japan Open.

This is the first time that Nadal will play this event, and with his participation he gives the tennis tournament a boost after dwindling crowds in recent years.

Andy Roddick and defending Japan Open champion Jo-Wilfried Tsonga are also among the field at the $1.2 million tournament.

Kei Nishikori will also appear as a wildcard after missing last year’s event through injury.

Friday, October 9, 2009

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Friday October 9th 2009
ATP Tokyo Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships

22:00 ET to 03:00 ET
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Friday, October 2, 2009

Rakuten Japan Open Qualy Draw

Rakuten Japan Open Qualy Draw

1 BELLUCCI, Thomaz BRA vs. MITSUHASHI, Junn JPN
WC ITO, Yuichi JPN vs. 7 MEFFERT, Dominik GER

2 CHIUDINELLI, Marco SUI vs. GREGORC, Luka SLO
WC EHARA, Hiroyasu JPN vs. 6 IM, Kyu Tae KOR

3 DEVVARMAN, Somdev IND vs. SUGITA, Yuichi JPN
KONDO, Hiroki JPN vs. 6 ILHAN, Marsel TUR

4 ROGER-VASSELIN, Edouard FRA vs. PEYA, Alexander AUT
WC MORIYA, Hiroki JPN vs. 8 DE VOEST, Rik RSA

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Andy Murray withdrew from Japan Open

Andy Murray withdrew from Japan Open

Andy Murray pull out of the Japan Open due to his left wrist injury. Murray said that it is "more a precaution than anything else" and that he will be back on the court training very soon.

Murray's withdrawal from only one tournament suggests he is hoping to compete at the Shanghai Masters but it's not a sure thing. He might get back at the Paris Masters two weeks before the ATP year-end Master event.

Murray's agent said, "on the basis of medical advice he has decided to give his left wrist further time to recover," but that "his injury is improving on a daily basis and he is very close to full-time training. The wrist will be assessed again this weekend."

Murray's major short-term goal is to take part in the ATP Tour world finals in London in the last week of November.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Roger Federer withdrew from Japan Open and Shanghai Masters

Roger Federer withdrew from Japan Open and Shanghai Masters

Roger Federer withdrew from the Japan Open and Shanghai ATP Masters 1000 because he needs to rest after a physically challenging year.

“After consultation with my team and doctors, I decided to take the difficult decision to withdraw from both tournaments,” Federer said. “This will allow me a chance to give my body a chance to rest, rehabilitate and recover from a physically challenging year. I’m disappointed that I have to withdraw from Tokyo and Shanghai as they are two of my favorite cities. The fans have been great to me over the years.”

Federer reached all four Grand Slam finals this year, winning the Roland Garros and Wimbledon. He also played for Switzerland last weekend during a 3-2 victory over Italy at the Davis Cup.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Tokyo 2008 Video Sunday Highlights

Tokyo 2008 Video Sunday Highlights

Juan Martin del Potro and Tomas Berdych do battle in Tokyo, to become AIG Japan Open Champion 2008.

AIG Japan Open Tennis Championships Final Results

AIG Japan Open Tennis Championships
AIG Japan Open Tennis Championships Final Results

Tomas Berdych claimed the AIG Japan Open Tennis Championships Title after defeating Juan Martin Del Potro in 2 sets...

Singles - Final
[9] T Berdych (CZE) d [5] J Del Potro (ARG) 61 64

Doubles - Final
M Youzhny (RUS) / M Zverev (GER) d [1] L Dlouhy (CZE) / L Paes (IND) 63 64

Berdych Downs Del Potro To Win Tokyo Title

Tomas Berdych
Berdych Downs Del Potro To Win Tokyo Title

Tomas Berdych defeated Juan Martin del Potro 6-1, 6-4 in the final of the AIG Japan Open Tennis Championships to capture his 4th ATP title and first on hard court.

Berdych has an outside chance of qualifying for Tennis Masters Cup Shanghai for the first time. He is 133 points behind No. 8 James Blake.

Del Potro, meanwhile, will rise to No. 9 both in the Race and the South African Airways ATP Rankings.
"I'm feeling very good because everything is good for me now," said del Potro, despite his defeat. "The results are coming and everything is coming together. I have the chance to qualify for the Tennis Masters Cup, I need one or two more results and I'm working to earn this. I hope to continue this good form and qualify for Shanghai."


Berdych fired 11 aces, converted 3 of 8 break points and defended all 3 against him.
"If someone had told me before the match (how I would control the play from the start) I wouldn't have believed it because I saw Juan Martin playing his earlier matches and he was in really good shape, playing well," confessed Berdych. "Today I think he had a little bit of bad luck and I think he didn't feel well on the court from the beginning. But I think in the second set was getting pretty close and I'm very happy that I finished it the way I did."

"It was very tough for me," admitted del Potro. "He played unbelievably today, I didn't have chance to do anything. I didn't feel well during the match but I think it was more to do with how well he played. But I had a great tournament anyway, so I'm sad because I lost today but I have to be happy for the week."

Reflecting on his success in Asia the past two weeks, Berdych said: "I was really looking forward to these two tournaments (Bangkok & Tokyo) because last year I made two semifinals here and in Bangkok. So it's really nice to play here, everything is going well, I like these two places and I hope I'm going to be here next year because I like the place very much."


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Saturday, October 4, 2008

Tokyo 2008 Video Saturday Highlights

Tokyo 2008 Video Saturday Highlights

Roddick, Gasquet, Del Potro and Berdych thrill the crowds in the Ariake Colosseum, on semi finals day at the AIG Japan Open in Tokyo.

Del Potro beats Gasquet to reach Japan tennis open final

Juan Martin Del Potro
Del Potro beats Gasquet to reach Japan tennis open final

Juan Martin Del Potro, 5th seed, continued his stunning run of form Saturday, beating Richard Gasquet, 4th seed, 6-3 4-6 7-5 to reach the Japan Open final.

This was Del Potro's 29th win in his past 30 matches.

"He (Gasquet) served very well in the second and third sets. He has a good backhand and he made a lot of slices. I don't like it. But I served well, too, when I needed it. I was a little lucky, but I played good." Said Juan Martin.

After losing the first set with three breaks against his serve, Gasquet hit form in the second set, a single break enough to level the match.

Gasquet had the first chance to break in the final set, only to see Del Potro hit a forehand volley winner.

Richard had another chance in the 11th game, when Del Potro hit a couple of double faults to go down 15-40 but the Argentinian held on.

When Del Potro was asked about what he was thinking in the 11th game, he said: "I just tried to keep going, because if I keep trying, I would have a chance to break him. That's what happened in the final game."

Gasquet said: "In the first set he was better than me. I served too bad. He broke me in the first game, so it was not good for my confidence."

"But I was better than him in the second set, for sure, and in the third, I had one break point at 1-1 and break points at 5-5. I was a little bit (tired) and frustrated after losing at 5-5."

"He served really well in the third set. He is confident after beating Ferrer," added Gasquet, ranked 13th in the world.

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Berdych stuns Roddick to reach Tokyo final

Tomas Berdych
Berdych stuns Roddick to reach Tokyo final

Tomas Berdych upset Andy Roddick, second seed, 6-7 7-5 7-6 and made it to the final of the AIG Japan Open Tennis Championships.

Roddick, one of several players still chasing a spot in the season-ending Tennis Masters Cup in Shanghai, looked to be in control until a late collapse against ninth seed Berdych.

“They key was just trying to stay as close as possible to him. Even at 5-3 down it was only one break. When my chances came I just went for it.” Said Berdych.

Roddick took the first set on a tiebreak after slamming a 10th ace past Berdych.

Berdych struck back in the second, breaking Roddick’s serve in the 11th game and then restored parity by forcing the American into a wild forehand.

Roddick jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the decider but the former U.S. Open champion faltered while serving for the match at 5-3 and was made to pay.

Berdych pushed the set to another tiebreak and the Czech quickly raced to a 6-1 advantage, wrapping up proceedings on his third match point with his 17th ace.

"It's disappointing," Roddick said. "I don't know how to rate it. You feel like you have a match in your grasp and then let it go."

Roddick said Berdych made the most of his chances.

"He hit some good shots," Roddick said. "I don't think I missed any easy shots. He played a good game and this surface suits his game because he hits the ball hard and flat."

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Friday, October 3, 2008

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Tokyo 2008 Video Friday Highlights

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Andy Roddick is on course for a second ATP title in two weeks as he faces Viktor Troicki - just one of the highlights from the quarter finals at the AIG Japan Open in Tokyo.


Del Potro upsets Ferrer at Japan tennis Open

Del Potro upsets Ferrer at Japan tennis Open
Del Potro upsets Ferrer at Japan tennis Open

Juan Martin Del Potro, 5th seed, defeated David Ferrer 6-1 7-5 and left the Spaniard without a chance to defend his Japan Open title.

"When you play against a good player ranked number five, if you win easily, it's not normal. I prepared for everything, for every shot. He runs till the final ball, but I did a good first set. But in the second he started to play better and it was more difficult, but finally I broke him and I went on to win the match." Said Del Potro.

Del Potro attributed his success since Wimbledon to changes in his game and mindset.

"I've improved a lot. I won two tournaments on hard courts and reached the quarter-finals at the US Open. I did many things to change my game. That's the reason, I think," said Del Potro.

Del Potro never faced a single break point in the first set, but got himself in trouble in the third game of the second set. He double-faulted twice to go down 15-40, but rebounded with two strong first serves to stave off the break.

After breaking Ferrer to go ahead 5-3, he failed to serve out for the match by netting a forehand, but finally finished the match in the 12th game with a forehand winner down the line.

"I tried hard, but Martin, he's very confident. It was not a surprise. He's playing very well these two months. He's been winning a lot of matches, and today he played very good. For me, maybe it was the best match in one month and it's important for me. He served really well on important points. I had a lot of chances to break him in the second set, but he served really well." said Ferrer.

Juan Mertin Del Potro will play against Richard Gasquet who beat Rainer Schuettler 6-3, 6-2.


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Andy Roddick on fire in Tokyo

Andy Roddick
Andy Roddick on fire in Tokyo

Andy Roddick, second seed, blast past Viktor Troicki 6-3 6-4 and took his place in the semifinals of the AIG Japan Open Tennis Championships.

Roddick, who won his 26th ATP Tour title at the China Open last weekend, needed 1 hour and 20 minutes to seal the victory with an emphatic leaping smash.

“That’s the best I’ve hit the ball this week. I didn’t serve as well as the last two days but I played better from the baseline. Hopefully I can put the two together on the weekend.” said Roddick.

In the semis he will play against Tomas Berdych, 9th seed, who defeated big-hitting Fernando Gonzalez, third seed, 6-0 6-4.

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Juan Martin Del Potro Photos 10/3

Juan Martin Del Potro Photos 10/3

Juan Martin Del Potro defeated David Ferrer, top seed, in 2 sets at the AIG Japan Open Tennis Championships and made it to the semifinal where he faces Richard Gasquet... Check out some Del Potro's pictures form the match...

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