Showing posts with label Bank Austria-TennisTrophy. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bank Austria-TennisTrophy. Show all posts

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Jurgen Melzer Wins Title at the Bank Austria Trophy

Jurgen Melzer Wins Title at the Bank Austria Trophy

Jurgen Melzer, the defending champion, defeated Andreas Haider-Maurer 6-7 7-6 6-4 to win the Bank Austria Trophy title.

Haider-Maurer is ranked 157th and enter the main draw as a lucky loser.

Melzer and his rival reached the tiebreaker in the opening set but after a forehand from Jurgen was called long, despite hawk-eye technology showing the ball hit the baseline, Haider-Maurer took a 1 set lead.

Melzer was broken at love at the start of the second set but was able to save another break point at 2-4 down. He finally started to dominate the match when Haider-Maurer, who was serving for the match at 5-4, double-faulted twice and hit two unforced errors and Melzer broke him. From that moment on, Jurgen had the match under control.

Both players saved break points in the early stages of the final set before Melzer broke through decisively in the seventh game and went on to seal victory in two hours and 47 minutes.

“It was very, very close,” Melzer said. “I just hoped that Andy would start thinking about winning and would get nervous and that’s exactly what happened.”

“It’s the crown on my great season,” added Melzer.

“He’s among the best players in the world and played fantastic in the third set,” said Haider-Maurer.

“It’s all still a dream to me,” he added. “Obviously my next goal is getting in the top-100. When I keep playing on this level, it should be just a matter of time.”



Source and Photo AP

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Melzer beats Almagro to reach Vienna final

Melzer beats Almagro to reach Vienna final


Jurgen Melzer beat Nicolas Almagro 6-4, 6-4 to reach the final of the Bank Austria Tennis Trophy.

Melzer will play either Andreas Haider-Maurer or Michael Berrer for the title.

Melzer used one break to win the opening set against Almagro.

The Spaniard took a 4-1 lead in the second but didn’t win another game after Melzer received treatment on a left elbow injury.

Melzer is looking to lift the trophy at the ATP World Tour 250 indoor hard-court tennis tournament for the second straight year after defeating Marin Cilic in last year’s final.



Friday, October 29, 2010

Tennis Schedule: Vienna, St. Petersburg, Montpellier Saturday October 30th Order of Play

Tennis Schedule: Vienna, St. Petersburg, Montpellier Saturday October 30th Order of Play

Bank Austria TennisTrophy
ATP WORLD TOUR 250 €575,250 (€650,000 Total Financial Commitment)
Vienna, Austria (+2 hours GMT)
25-31 October, 2010 Surface: Indoor Hard

CENTRE COURT start 1:10 pm
[1] J Melzer (AUT) vs [3] N Almagro (ESP)
M Berrer (GER) vs [LL] A Haider-Maurer (AUT)
[1] D Nestor (CAN) / N Zimonjic (SRB) vs [4] J Knowle (AUT) / A Ram (ISR)
[3] M Fyrstenberg (POL) / M Matkowski (POL) vs [2] L Kubot (POL) / O Marach (AUT)

St. Petersburg Open
ATP WORLD TOUR 250 $663,750 ($750,000 Total Financial Commitment)
St. Petersburg, Russia (+4 hours GMT)
25-31 October, 2010 Surface: Indoor Hard

CENTRE COURT start 2:00 pm
M Kukushkin (KAZ) vs I Marchenko (UKR)
[1] M Youzhny (RUS) vs [WC] D Tursunov (RUS)
[3] F Polasek (SVK) / I Zelenay (SVK) vs [2] R Bopanna (IND) / A Qureshi (PAK)

Open Sud de France
ATP WORLD TOUR 250 €575,250 (€650,000 Total Financial Commitment)
Montpellier, France (+2 hours GMT)
25-31 October, 2010 Surface: Indoor Hard

CENTRAL start 2:00 pm
[6] A Montanes (ESP) vs [4] I Ljubicic (CRO)

Not Before 3:15 PM
[3] G Monfils (FRA) vs [2] J Tsonga (FRA)
S Huss (AUS) / R Hutchins (GBR) vs [WC] G Monfils (FRA) / J Ouanna (FRA) - After suitable rest

Tennis Results: Montpellier, St. Petersburg and Vienna Friday October 29th 2010

Tennis Results: Montpellier, St. Petersburg and Vienna Friday October 29th 2010

St. Petersburg Open
ATP WORLD TOUR 250 $663,750 ($750,000 Total Financial Commitment)
St. Petersburg, Russia (+4 hours GMT)
25-31 October, 2010 Surface: Indoor Hard

Singles - Quarter-finals
[1] M Youzhny (RUS) d [8] V Hanescu (ROU) 67(5) 63 76(6)
M Kukushkin (KAZ) d [3] J Tipsarevic (SRB) 75 36 64
[WC] D Tursunov (RUS) d A Dolgopolov (UKR) 64 62
I Marchenko (UKR) d B Becker (GER) 64 26 62

Doubles - Semi-finals
D Bracciali (ITA) / P Starace (ITA) d [WC] M Elgin (RUS) / T Gabashvili (RUS) 63 62

Bank Austria TennisTrophy
ATP WORLD TOUR 250 €575,250 (€650,000 Total Financial Commitment)
Vienna, Austria (+2 hours GMT)
25-31 October, 2010 Surface: Indoor Hard

Singles - Quarter-finals
[1] J Melzer (AUT) d [7] P Kohlschreiber (GER) walkover (Kohlschreiber right adductor)
[LL] A Haider-Maurer (AUT) d [2] M Cilic (CRO) 76(1) 64
[3] N Almagro (ESP) d [8] J Chela (ARG) 75 36 63
M Berrer (GER) d [4] M Baghdatis (CYP) 57 61 64

Doubles - Quarter-finals
[2] L Kubot (POL) / O Marach (AUT) d C Kas (GER) / P Kohlschreiber (GER) walkover

Open Sud de France
ATP WORLD TOUR 250 €575,250 (€650,000 Total Financial Commitment)
Montpellier, France (+2 hours GMT)
25-31 October, 2010 Surface: Indoor Hard

Singles - Quarter-finals
[6] A Montanes (ESP) d [1] N Davydenko (RUS) 36 76(3) 76(4)
[2] J Tsonga (FRA) d G Simon (FRA) 63 67(0) 63
[3] G Monfils (FRA) d [5] J Isner (USA) 36 64 64
[4] I Ljubicic (CRO) d J Nieminen (FIN) 46 63 76(6)
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Doubles - Semi-finals
[4] M Lopez (ESP) / E Schwank (ARG) d D Brown (JAM) / R Wassen (NED) 76(2) 36 10-2

Doubles Quarter-finals
[WC] G Monfils (FRA) / J Ouanna (FRA) d [3] W Moodie (RSA) / D Norman (BEL) 64 64


Thursday, October 28, 2010

Tennis Schedule: St. Petersburg, Montpellier, Vienna Friday October 29th Order of Play

Tennis Schedule: St. Petersburg, Montpellier, Vienna Friday October 29th Order of Play

Open Sud de France
ATP WORLD TOUR 250 €575,250 (€650,000 Total Financial Commitment)
Montpellier, France (+2 hours GMT)
25-31 October, 2010 Surface: Indoor Hard

CENTRAL start 1:00 pm
[1] N Davydenko (RUS) vs [6] A Montanes (ESP)
[5] J Isner (USA) vs [3] G Monfils (FRA)
[4] I Ljubicic (CRO) vs J Nieminen (FIN)
Not Before 7:00 PM
G Simon (FRA) vs [2] J Tsonga (FRA)
[3] W Moodie (RSA) / D Norman (BEL) vs [WC] G Monfils (FRA) / J Ouanna (FRA)

COURT 1 start 5:30 pm
[4] M Lopez (ESP) / E Schwank (ARG) vs D Brown (JAM) / R Wassen (NED)

St. Petersburg Open
ATP WORLD TOUR 250 $663,750 ($750,000 Total Financial Commitment)
St. Petersburg, Russia (+4 hours GMT)
25-31 October, 2010 Surface: Indoor Hard

CENTRE COURT start 1:00 pm
I Marchenko (UKR) vs B Becker (GER)
M Kukushkin (KAZ) vs [3] J Tipsarevic (SRB)
[WC] M Elgin (RUS) / T Gabashvili (RUS) vs D Bracciali (ITA) / P Starace (ITA)
Not Before 7:00 PM
[1] M Youzhny (RUS) vs [8] V Hanescu (ROU)
[WC] D Tursunov (RUS) vs A Dolgopolov (UKR)

Bank Austria TennisTrophy
ATP WORLD TOUR 250 €575,250 (€650,000 Total Financial Commitment)
Vienna, Austria (+2 hours GMT)
25-31 October, 2010 Surface: Indoor Hard

CENTRE COURT start 12:50 pm
[3] N Almagro (ESP) vs [8] J Chela (ARG)
Not Before 2:50 PM
[LL] A Haider-Maurer (AUT) vs [2] M Cilic (CRO)
Not Before 5:00 PM
[1] J Melzer (AUT) vs [7] P Kohlschreiber (GER)
M Berrer (GER) vs [4] M Baghdatis (CYP)

COURT B not before 6:30 PM
C Kas (GER) / P Kohlschreiber (GER) vs [2] L Kubot (POL) / O Marach (AUT) - Court TBA

Tennis Results: St. Petersburg, Montpellier and Vienna Thursday October 28th 2010

Tennis Results: St. Petersburg, Montpellier and Vienna Thursday October 28th 2010

Bank Austria TennisTrophy
ATP WORLD TOUR 250 €575,250 (€650,000 Total Financial Commitment)
Vienna, Austria (+2 hours GMT)
25-31 October, 2010 Surface: Indoor Hard

Singles - Second Round
[3] N Almagro (ESP) d S Giraldo (COL) 76(4) 67(3) 63
[4] M Baghdatis (CYP) d B Phau (GER) 75 62
[8] J Chela (ARG) d [Q] G Zemlja (SLO) 26 76(5) 63
M Berrer (GER) d P Cuevas (URU) 57 63 63
[LL] A Haider-Maurer (AUT) d A Seppi (ITA) 63 67(7) 76(2)

Doubles - Quarter-finals
[1] D Nestor (CAN) / N Zimonjic (SRB) d S Gonzalez (MEX) / P Marx (GER) 46 75 10-4
[3] M Fyrstenberg (POL) / M Matkowski (POL) d M Berrer (GER) / T de Bakker (NED) 64 60
[4] J Knowle (AUT) / A Ram (ISR) d M Cilic (CRO) / L Zovko (CRO) 63 76(1)

St. Petersburg Open
ATP WORLD TOUR 250 $663,750 ($750,000 Total Financial Commitment)
St. Petersburg, Russia (+4 hours GMT)
25-31 October, 2010 Surface: Indoor Hard

Singles - Second Round
[1] M Youzhny (RUS) d [Q] E Donskoy (RUS) 36 63 62
[WC] D Tursunov (RUS) d [4] Y Lu (TPE) 61 64
[8] V Hanescu (ROU) d [Q] R Ram (USA) 76(1) 36 63
A Dolgopolov (UKR) d R Schuettler (GER) 64 62
I Marchenko (UKR) d [Q] K Kravchuk (RUS) 64 64
B Becker (GER) d P Mathieu (FRA) 64 62

Doubles - Quarter-finals
[2] R Bopanna (IND) / A Qureshi (PAK) d J Tipsarevic (SRB) / V Troicki (SRB) 36 76(4) 10-1
[3] F Polasek (SVK) / I Zelenay (SVK) d P Andujar (ESP) / M Russell (USA) 61 63
[WC] M Elgin (RUS) / T Gabashvili (RUS) d Y Lu (TPE) / R Schuettler (GER) 62 64
D Bracciali (ITA) / P Starace (ITA) d M Kukushkin (KAZ) / I Marchenko (UKR) 64 64


Open Sud de France
ATP WORLD TOUR 250 €575,250 (€650,000 Total Financial Commitment)
Montpellier, France (+2 hours GMT)
25-31 October, 2010 Surface: Indoor Hard

Singles - Second Round
[3] G Monfils (FRA) d [Q] S Darcis (BEL) 64 64
[4] I Ljubicic (CRO) d T Dent (USA) 75 64
[6] A Montanes (ESP) d M Llodra (FRA) 64 76(5)
J Nieminen (FIN) d [7] R Gasquet (FRA) 46 76(6) 62 - saved 3 M.P.
G Simon (FRA) d [8] [WC] D Nalbandian (ARG) 36 76(5) 75

Doubles - Quarter-finals
S Huss (AUS) / R Hutchins (GBR) d [1] M Bhupathi (IND) / M Mirnyi (BLR) 36 63 14-12
[4] M Lopez (ESP) / E Schwank (ARG) d E Butorac (USA) / J Rojer (AHO) 64 36 11-9
D Brown (JAM) / R Wassen (NED) d S Ratiwatana (THA) / S Ratiwatana (THA) 46 63 10-8

Kohlschreiber Relaxes At Schönbrunn Zoo

Phillip Kohlschreiber Relaxes At Schönbrunn Zoo

Philipp Kohlschreiber visited the Schönbrunn Zoo, the world’s oldest zoo founded in 1752, in Vienna.

Kohlschreiber fed penguins and zebras and he had a great time.

“It was a lot of fun,” said Kohlschreiber. “The small penguins jumped on me, not caring that I [was] bigger than them, [as they went] for the fish. I was told they have pretty sharp beaks so I was a bit scared for my fingers.

“The zebras were quite similar to horses but much more shy. I heard there is no chance to ride them. It’s pretty impressive that nature can create such stripes.”

“It was very nice being able to touch and feed the animals. It was a great experience for me!”


Source ATp
Photo © Wr. Stadthalle/Bildagentur Zolles

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Tennis Schedule: St. Petersburg, Montpellier, Vienna Thursday October 28th Order of Play

Tennis Schedule: St. Petersburg, Montpellier, Vienna Thursday October 28th Order of Play

St. Petersburg Open
ATP WORLD TOUR 250 $663,750 ($750,000 Total Financial Commitment)
St. Petersburg, Russia (+4 hours GMT)
25-31 October, 2010 Surface: Indoor Hard

CENTRE COURT start 1:00 pm
I Marchenko (UKR) vs [Q] K Kravchuk (RUS)
A Dolgopolov (UKR) vs R Schuettler (GER)
[4] Y Lu (TPE) vs [WC] D Tursunov (RUS)

Not Before 7:00 PM
[1] M Youzhny (RUS) vs [Q] E Donskoy (RUS)
P Andujar (ESP) / M Russell (USA) vs [3] F Polasek (SVK) / I Zelenay (SVK)

COURT 1 start 1:00 pm
P Mathieu (FRA) vs B Becker (GER)
[Q] R Ram (USA) vs [8] V Hanescu (ROU)
J Tipsarevic (SRB) / V Troicki (SRB) vs [2] R Bopanna (IND) / A Qureshi (PAK)
M Kukushkin (KAZ) / I Marchenko (UKR) vs D Bracciali (ITA) / P Starace (ITA)
Y Lu (TPE) / R Schuettler (GER) vs [WC] M Elgin (RUS) / T Gabashvili (RUS)

Open Sud de France
ATP WORLD TOUR 250 €575,250 (€650,000 Total Financial Commitment)
Montpellier, France (+2 hours GMT)
25-31 October, 2010 Surface: Indoor Hard

CENTRAL start 12:00 noon
[4] I Ljubicic (CRO) vs T Dent (USA)

Not Before 2:00 PM
M Llodra (FRA) vs [6] A Montanes (ESP)

Not Before 4:00 PM
[8] [WC] D Nalbandian (ARG) vs G Simon (FRA)

Not Before 7:00 PM
[Q] S Darcis (BEL) vs [3] G Monfils (FRA)
J Nieminen (FIN) vs [7] R Gasquet (FRA)

COURT 1 start 12:00 noon
D Brown (JAM) / R Wassen (NED) vs S Ratiwatana (THA) / S Ratiwatana (THA)
[1] M Bhupathi (IND) / M Mirnyi (BLR) vs S Huss (AUS) / R Hutchins (GBR)
E Butorac (USA) / J Rojer (AHO) vs [4] M Lopez (ESP) / E Schwank (ARG)

Bank Austria TennisTrophy
ATP WORLD TOUR 250 €575,250 (€650,000 Total Financial Commitment)
Vienna, Austria (+2 hours GMT)
25-31 October, 2010 Surface: Indoor Hard

CENTRE COURT start 1:00 pm
M Berrer (GER) vs P Cuevas (URU)

Not Before 3:00 PM
[3] N Almagro (ESP) vs S Giraldo (COL)
[LL] A Haider-Maurer (AUT) vs A Seppi (ITA)

Not Before 6:30 PM
B Phau (GER) vs [4] M Baghdatis (CYP)
[4] J Knowle (AUT) / A Ram (ISR) vs M Cilic (CRO) / L Zovko (CRO)

COURT B start 1:00 pm
[Q] G Zemlja (SLO) vs [8] J Chela (ARG)
[1] D Nestor (CAN) / N Zimonjic (SRB) vs S Gonzalez (MEX) / P Marx (GER)

Not Before 3:00 PM
C Kas (GER) / P Kohlschreiber (GER) vs P Cuevas (URU) / D Marrero (ESP)
M Berrer (GER) / T de Bakker (NED) vs [3] M Fyrstenberg (POL) / M Matkowski (POL)
A Falla (COL) / S Giraldo (COL) vs [2] L Kubot (POL) / O Marach (AUT)

Tennis Results: St. Petersburg, Montpellier and Vienna Wednesday October 27th 2010

Tennis Results: St. Petersburg, Montpellier and Vienna Wednesday October 27th 2010

Bank Austria TennisTrophy
ATP WORLD TOUR 250 €575,250 (€650,000 Total Financial Commitment)
Vienna, Austria (+2 hours GMT)
25-31 October, 2010 Surface: Indoor Hard

Singles - Second Round
[1] J Melzer (AUT) d L Kubot (POL) 76(3) 76(2)
[2] M Cilic (CRO) d J Hajek (CZE) 76(4) 62
[7] P Kohlschreiber (GER) d T Kamke (GER) 64 36 61

Singles - First Round
B Phau (GER) d F Mayer (GER) 62 64

Doubles - First Round
[1] D Nestor (CAN) / N Zimonjic (SRB) d A Seppi (ITA) / S Vagnozzi (ITA) 60 60
[3] M Fyrstenberg (POL) / M Matkowski (POL) d M Melo (BRA) / B Soares (BRA) 76(5) 57 10-5
S Gonzalez (MEX) / P Marx (GER) d K Beck (SVK) / L Dlouhy (CZE) 64 63

Open Sud de France
ATP WORLD TOUR 250 €575,250 (€650,000 Total Financial Commitment)
Montpellier, France (+2 hours GMT)
25-31 October, 2010 Surface: Indoor Hard

Singles - Second Round
[1] N Davydenko (RUS) d [Q] M Zverev (GER) 75 63
[2] J Tsonga (FRA) d F Gil (POR) 63 64
[5] J Isner (USA) d [Q] A Mannarino (FRA) 76(5) 67(5) 63

Singles - First Round
J Nieminen (FIN) d F Serra (FRA) 67(4) 75 61
G Simon (FRA) d [WC] N Mahut (FRA) 64 64

Doubles - First Round
[3] W Moodie (RSA) / D Norman (BEL) d M Granollers (ESP) / A Montanes (ESP) 46 61 10-4
[4] M Lopez (ESP) / E Schwank (ARG) d J Erlich (ISR) / J Kerr (AUS) 64 67(5) 10-6
E Butorac (USA) / J Rojer (AHO) d [WC] A Mannarino (FRA) / B Paire (FRA) 76(8) 63
D Brown (JAM) / R Wassen (NED) d J Brunstrom (SWE) / R Haase (NED) 63 64


St. Petersburg Open
ATP WORLD TOUR 250 $663,750 ($750,000 Total Financial Commitment)
St. Petersburg, Russia (+4 hours GMT)
25-31 October, 2010 Surface: Indoor Hard www.ATPWorldTour.com



RESULTS - WEDNESDAY, 27 OCTOBER, 2010

Singles - Second Round
[3] J Tipsarevic (SRB) d M Russell (USA) 62 75
M Kukushkin (KAZ) d T Gabashvili (RUS) 63 64

Singles - First Round
[1] M Youzhny (RUS) d D Brands (GER) 64 61
B Becker (GER) d [2] S Stakhovsky (UKR) 64 57 64
[4] Y Lu (TPE) d P Starace (ITA) 62 62
R Schuettler (GER) d [5] V Troicki (SRB) 63 46 63
A Dolgopolov (UKR) d F Fognini (ITA) 76(5) 64

Doubles - First Round
D Bracciali (ITA) / P Starace (ITA) d [WC] A Yakovlev (RUS) / A Zhurbin (RUS) 62 61
P Andujar (ESP) / M Russell (USA) d A Dolgopolov (UKR) / M Przysiezny (POL) 61 76(4)
J Tipsarevic (SRB) / V Troicki (SRB) d F Fognini (ITA) / M Gonzalez (ARG) 63 64

Jurgen Melzer into Vienna quarters

Jurgen Melzer into Vienna quarters

Jurgen Melzer defeated Lukasz Kubot 7-6 7-6 and advanced to the quarterfinals of the Bank Austria Trophy where he will face the winner of the match between Philipp Kohlschreiber and Tobias Kamke.

It looked like at first that Melzer started the match in better shape. He got a break but then he lost four games and found himself 5-3 down. Kubot served at 5-4 and had a set point and was not able to converted it. The players reached the tiebreaker which Melzer won.

In the second set, Melzer went 4-1 up but was not able to keep his momentum. They reached another tie breaker and Jurgen converted his first match point when Kubot netted a return.

“It was far from easy as he took many risks,” Melzer said. “I was more consistent and tried to stick to my own game.”

“I was very glad to take that opener,” he added. “From then on, I knew I had to rely on my own strengths.”


Source and Photo AP

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Tennis Schedule: St. Petersburg, Montpellier, Vienna Wednesday October 27th Order of Play

Tennis Schedule: St. Petersburg, Montpellier, Vienna Wednesday October 27th Order of Play

Bank Austria TennisTrophy
ATP WORLD TOUR 250 €575,250 (€650,000 Total Financial Commitment)
Vienna, Austria (+2 hours GMT)
25-31 October, 2010 Surface: Indoor Hard

CENTRE COURT start 1:00 pm
[1] D Nestor (CAN) / N Zimonjic (SRB) vs A Seppi (ITA) / S Vagnozzi (ITA)

Not Before 3:00 PM
B Phau (GER) vs F Mayer (GER)
[1] J Melzer (AUT) vs L Kubot (POL)

Not Before 6:30 PM
J Hajek (CZE) vs [2] M Cilic (CRO)
T Kamke (GER) vs [7] P Kohlschreiber (GER)

COURT B start 2:00 pm
M Melo (BRA) / B Soares (BRA) vs [3] M Fyrstenberg (POL) / M Matkowski (POL)
S Gonzalez (MEX) / P Marx (GER) vs K Beck (SVK) / L Dlouhy (CZE)

St. Petersburg Open
ATP WORLD TOUR 250 $663,750 ($750,000 Total Financial Commitment)
St. Petersburg, Russia (+4 hours GMT)
25-31 October, 2010 Surface: Indoor Hard

CENTRE COURT start 1:00 pm
B Becker (GER) vs [2] S Stakhovsky (UKR)
R Schuettler (GER) vs [5] V Troicki (SRB)
M Russell (USA) vs [3] J Tipsarevic (SRB)

Not Before 7:00 PM
[1] M Youzhny (RUS) vs D Brands (GER)
M Kukushkin (KAZ) vs T Gabashvili (RUS)

COURT 1 start 1:00 pm
[4] Y Lu (TPE) vs P Starace (ITA)
A Dolgopolov (UKR) vs F Fognini (ITA)
D Bracciali (ITA) / P Starace (ITA) vs [WC] A Yakovlev (RUS) / A Zhurbin (RUS)
P Andujar (ESP) / M Russell (USA) vs A Dolgopolov (UKR) / M Przysiezny (POL) - TBA, After Suitable Rest
J Tipsarevic (SRB) / V Troicki (SRB) vs F Fognini (ITA) / M Gonzalez (ARG) - TBA, After Suitable Rest


Open Sud de France
ATP WORLD TOUR 250 €575,250 (€650,000 Total Financial Commitment)
Montpellier, France (+2 hours GMT)
25-31 October, 2010 Surface: Indoor Hard

CENTRAL start 12:00
F Serra (FRA) vs J Nieminen (FIN)

Not Before 2:00 PM
[5] J Isner (USA) vs [Q] A Mannarino (FRA)

Not Before 4:00 PM
[1] N Davydenko (RUS) vs [Q] M Zverev (GER)

Not Before 7:00 PM
F Gil (POR) vs [2] J Tsonga (FRA)
[WC] N Mahut (FRA) vs G Simon (FRA)

COURT 1 start 12:00
J Brunstrom (SWE) / R Haase (NED) vs D Brown (JAM) / R Wassen (NED)
J Erlich (ISR) / J Kerr (AUS) vs [4] M Lopez (ESP) / E Schwank (ARG)

Not Before 5:00 PM
[3] W Moodie (RSA) / D Norman (BEL) vs M Granollers (ESP) / A Montanes (ESP)
[WC] A Mannarino (FRA) / B Paire (FRA) vs E Butorac (USA) / J Rojer (AHO)

Tennis Results: St. Petersburg, Montpellier and Vienna Monday October 26th 2010

Tennis Results: St. Petersburg, Montpellier and Vienna Monday October 26th 2010

Open Sud de France
ATP WORLD TOUR 250 €575,250 (€650,000 Total Financial Commitment)
Montpellier, France (+2 hours GMT)
25-31 October, 2010 Surface: Indoor Hard

Singles - First Round
[5] J Isner (USA) d [WC] B Paire (FRA) 75 62
[8] [WC] D Nalbandian (ARG) d M Granollers (ESP) 64 64
[Q] M Zverev (GER) d R Haase (NED) 76(7) 76(5)
M Llodra (FRA) d O Rochus (BEL) 23 Ret. (right leg)
T Dent (USA) d [Q] R Jouan (FRA) 67(5) 63 64
[Q] A Mannarino (FRA) d L Lacko (SVK) 63 67(4) 64
[Q] S Darcis (BEL) d E Schwank (ARG) 62 75

Doubles - First Round
[1] M Bhupathi (IND) / M Mirnyi (BLR) d B Battistone (USA) / A Siljestrom (SWE) 76(3) 76(3)
S Huss (AUS) / R Hutchins (GBR) d E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) / G Simon (FRA) 61 62
[WC] G Monfils (FRA) / J Ouanna (FRA) d A Clement (FRA) / N Mahut (FRA) 62 76(5)

St. Petersburg Open
ATP WORLD TOUR 250 $663,750 ($750,000 Total Financial Commitment)
St. Petersburg, Russia (+4 hours GMT)
25-31 October, 2010 Surface: Indoor Hard

Singles - First Round
[3] J Tipsarevic (SRB) d I Kunitsyn (RUS) 64 62
I Marchenko (UKR) d [6] D Istomin (UZB) 62 22 Ret. (right knee)
[8] V Hanescu (ROU) d H Zeballos (ARG) 62 60
[Q] E Donskoy (RUS) d [WC] A Kuznetsov (RUS) 75 76(2)
[Q] R Ram (USA) d P Andujar (ESP) 63 67(5) 63
[WC] D Tursunov (RUS) d M Przysiezny (POL) 36 63 62
[Q] K Kravchuk (RUS) d [Q] F Cermak (CZE) 62 63
P Mathieu (FRA) d M Gonzalez (ARG) 64 63

Doubles - First Round
Y Lu (TPE) / R Schuettler (GER) d [1] F Cermak (CZE) / M Mertinak (SVK) 76(5) 63
[2] R Bopanna (IND) / A Qureshi (PAK) d S Stakhovsky (UKR) / M Youzhny (RUS) 62 26 10-3
M Kukushkin (KAZ) / I Marchenko (UKR) d [4] S Lipsky (USA) / R Ram (USA) 61 62
[WC] M Elgin (RUS) / T Gabashvili (RUS) d J Cerretani (USA) / V Hanescu (ROU) 63 67(1) 10-4

Bank Austria TennisTrophy
ATP WORLD TOUR 250 €575,250 (€650,000 Total Financial Commitment)
Vienna, Austria (+2 hours GMT)
25-31 October, 2010 Surface: Indoor Hard

Singles - First Round
M Berrer (GER) d [6] G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) 63 46 75
[8] J Chela (ARG) d [Q] A Martin (SVK) 63 63
L Kubot (POL) d [WC] J Blake (USA) 64 64
T Kamke (GER) d [Q] M Bachinger (GER) 64 64
S Giraldo (COL) d X Malisse (BEL) 64 16 61
[Q] G Zemlja (SLO) d [Q] M Ilhan (TUR) 46 61 75
P Cuevas (URU) d T de Bakker (NED) 76(6) 16 64
[LL] A Haider-Maurer (AUT) d [WC] T Muster (AUT) 62 76(5)

Doubles - First Round
[4] J Knowle (AUT) / A Ram (ISR) d [WC] A Haider-Maurer (AUT) / N Moser (AUT) 76(1) 64
M Berrer (GER) / T de Bakker (NED) d [WC] G Melzer (AUT) / J Melzer (AUT) 64 36 10-3

Thomas Muster beaten in tour comeback

Thomas Muster beaten in tour comeback

Thomas Muster, 43 years old, returned to the ATP Tour after 11 years but was beaten by Andreas Haider-Maurer 6-2, 7-6 in the first round of the Bank Austria Trophy.

Muster made a comeback to professional tennis on the Challenger circuit in June before accepting a wild card to play in Vienna.

Thomas dropped serve in the opening game and struggled throughout the first set. He was able to find some rhythm in the second set where he saved four break points and made it into a tiebreaker, but hit a forehand wide on Haider-Maurer’s second match point to lose the match.

“I’ll keep training hard and plan to enter 20 to 25 events from March,” Muster said.

“I am relieved despite losing as I gave my best and played pretty well,” Muster added. “A third set would have been great, but well done to Andreas.”

“There was more in it if I could have played more aggressively in the first set,” Muster said. “In the second, I managed to dictate the pace of the game sometimes.”

“It was unbelievable walking out to a standing ovation on a national holiday; it was just a great atmosphere," said Muster. "It’s all been worthwhile, all the practice, and it was a good start. From the tennis side I probably could have won that second set, but the main thing is that there’s no pain, I’m fit and I know I can go long matches. I also know I could have played a better match today, that comes with playing matches and building confidence and we’ll see in the future. It’s awesome to be back playing."



Source AP/Reuters/ATP
Photo AP

Monday, October 25, 2010

Tennis Schedule: St. Petersburg, Montpellier, Vienna Tuesday October 26th Order of Play

Tennis Schedule: St. Petersburg, Montpellier, Vienna Tuesday October 26th Order of Play

St. Petersburg Open
ATP WORLD TOUR 250 $663,750 ($750,000 Total Financial Commitment)
St. Petersburg, Russia (+4 hours GMT)
25-31 October, 2010 Surface: Indoor Hard

ORDER OF PLAY - TUESDAY, 26 OCTOBER, 2010

CENTRE COURT start 1:00 pm
[Q] K Kravchuk (RUS) vs [Q] F Cermak (CZE)
[WC] A Kuznetsov (RUS) vs [Q] E Donskoy (RUS)
S Stakhovsky (UKR) / M Youzhny (RUS) vs [2] R Bopanna (IND) / A Qureshi (PAK)
Not Before 7:00 PM
I Kunitsyn (RUS) vs [3] J Tipsarevic (SRB)
[WC] D Tursunov (RUS) vs M Przysiezny (POL)

COURT 1 start 1:00 pm
[Q] R Ram (USA) vs P Andujar (ESP)
[6] D Istomin (UZB) vs I Marchenko (UKR)
H Zeballos (ARG) vs [8] V Hanescu (ROU)
M Gonzalez (ARG) vs P Mathieu (FRA)
[WC] M Elgin (RUS) / T Gabashvili (RUS) vs J Cerretani (USA) / V Hanescu (ROU)

COURT 2 not before 5:00 PM
[1] F Cermak (CZE) / M Mertinak (SVK) vs Y Lu (TPE) / R Schuettler (GER)
[4] S Lipsky (USA) / R Ram (USA) vs M Kukushkin (KAZ) / I Marchenko (UKR)

Bank Austria TennisTrophy
ATP WORLD TOUR 250 €575,250 (€650,000 Total Financial Commitment)
Vienna, Austria (+2 hours GMT)
25-31 October, 2010 Surface: Indoor Hard

CENTRE COURT start 1:00 pm
[6] G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) vs M Berrer (GER)
Not Before 3:00 PM
[WC] J Blake (USA) vs L Kubot (POL)
Not Before 5:30 PM
[LL] A Haider-Maurer (AUT) vs [WC] T Muster (AUT)
M Berrer (GER) / T de Bakker (NED) vs [WC] G Melzer (AUT) / J Melzer (AUT)
[4] J Knowle (AUT) / A Ram (ISR) vs [WC] A Haider-Maurer (AUT) / N Moser (AUT)

COURT B start 1:00 pm
T de Bakker (NED) vs P Cuevas (URU)
X Malisse (BEL) vs S Giraldo (COL)
[Q] M Ilhan (TUR) vs [Q] G Zemlja (SLO)
[Q] A Martin (SVK) vs [8] J Chela (ARG)
T Kamke (GER) vs [Q] M Bachinger (GER)

Open Sud de France
ATP WORLD TOUR 250 €575,250 (€650,000 Total Financial Commitment)
Montpellier, France (+2 hours GMT)
25-31 October, 2010 Surface: Indoor Hard

CENTRAL start 12:00
[Q] R Jouan (FRA) vs T Dent (USA)
Not Before 2:00 PM
L Lacko (SVK) vs [Q] A Mannarino (FRA)
Not Before 4:00 PM
[5] J Isner (USA) vs [WC] B Paire (FRA)
Not Before 7:00 PM
O Rochus (BEL) vs M Llodra (FRA)
[8] [WC] D Nalbandian (ARG) vs M Granollers (ESP)

COURT 1 start 12:00
E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) / G Simon (FRA) vs S Huss (AUS) / R Hutchins (GBR)
[Q] M Zverev (GER) vs R Haase (NED)
[Q] S Darcis (BEL) vs E Schwank (ARG)
Not Before 6:00 PM
A Clement (FRA) / N Mahut (FRA) vs [WC] G Monfils (FRA) / J Ouanna (FRA)
[1] M Bhupathi (IND) / M Mirnyi (BLR) vs B Battistone (USA) / A Siljestrom (SWE)


Tennis Results: St. Petersburg, Montpellier and Vienna Monday October 25th 2010

Tennis Results: St. Petersburg, Montpellier and Vienna Monday October 25th 2010

Open Sud de France
ATP WORLD TOUR 250 €575,250 (€650,000 Total Financial Commitment)
Montpellier, France (+2 hours GMT)
25-31 October, 2010 Surface: Indoor Hard

Singles - First Round
[6] A Montanes (ESP) d A Clement (FRA) 64 64
[7] R Gasquet (FRA) d J Reister (GER) 67(8) 63 63
F Gil (POR) d E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) 64 26 75

Doubles - First Round
S Ratiwatana (THA) / S Ratiwatana (THA) d [2] R Lindstedt (SWE) / H Tecau (ROU) 76(5) 76(4)

Bank Austria TennisTrophy
ATP WORLD TOUR 250 €575,250 (€650,000 Total Financial Commitment)
Vienna, Austria (+2 hours GMT)
25-31 October, 2010 Surface: Indoor Hard

Singles - First Round
[7] P Kohlschreiber (GER) d A Falla (COL) 60 63
A Seppi (ITA) d [WC] M Fischer (AUT) 63 63
J Hajek (CZE) d P Riba (ESP) 60 62

Doubles - First Round
M Cilic (CRO) / L Zovko (CRO) d M Kohlmann (GER) / P Riba (ESP) 61 61

St. Petersburg Open
ATP WORLD TOUR 250 $663,750 ($750,000 Total Financial Commitment)
St. Petersburg, Russia (+4 hours GMT)
25-31 October, 2010 Surface: Indoor Hard

Singles - First Round
M Kukushkin (KAZ) d [7] J Chardy (FRA) 67(3) 61 60
T Gabashvili (RUS) d F Volandri (ITA) 36 63 62
M Russell (USA) d [WC] I Andreev (RUS) 61 75

Doubles - First Round
[3] F Polasek (SVK) / I Zelenay (SVK) d C Fleming (GBR) / K Skupski (GBR) 64 62

Tennis TV Schedule - St. Petersburg, Montpellier, Vienna

Tennis TV Schedule - St. Petersburg, Montpellier, Vienna

The 2010 ATP World Tour season continues this week with three ATP World Tour 250 indoor hard-court tennis tournaments in St. Petersburg, Vienna and Montpellier.

Check out the TV Schedule for these events...

St. Petersburg Open – St. Petersburg, Russia
ATP World Tour 250 tennis tournament
25-31 October 2010 (Sunday start) – Hard (Indoors), 32 Draw, $750,000

Who is Playing: Mikhail Youzhny, Sergiy Stakhovsky, Janko Tipsarevic, Yen-Hsun Lu, Viktor Troicki, Denis Istomin, Jeremy Chardy, Victor Hanescu

Television Schedule (all local times)

Saturday, 30 October 2010
NTV Plus Tennis 1:20 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. LIVE
Sport Plus 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Highlights
Eurosport 2 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. LIVE

Sunday, 31 October 2010
NTV Plus Tennis 0:25 a.m. - 2:25 a.m. Highlights
Sport Plus 3:45 a.m. - 5:45 a.m. Highlights
NTV Plus Tennis 10:10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Highlights
Sport Plus 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. LIVE
Sport Plus 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. LIVE
NTV Plus Tennis 11:40 p.m. - 01:40 a.m. Highlights
Eurosport 1:30 a.m. - 2:30 a.m. Delayed
Sport Plus 3:45 a.m. - 5:45 a.m. Highlights

Bank Austria TennisTrophy – Vienna, Austria
ATP World Tour 250 tennis tournament
25-31 October 2010 – Hard (Indoors), 28 Draw, €650,000

Who is Playing: Jurgen Melzer, Marin Cilic, Nicolas Almagro, Marcos Baghdatis, Ernests Gulbis, Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, Philipp Kohlschreiber, Juan Ignacio Chela

Television Schedule (all local times)

Tuesday, 26 October, 2010
Austrian Television 3:00 p.m. - 10:45 p.m.

Wednesday, 27 October, 2010
Austrian Television 3:00 p.m. - 9:55 p.m.

Thursday, 28 October, 2010
Austrian Television 3:00 p.m. - 9:55 p.m.

Friday, 29 October, 2010
Austrian Television 3:00 p.m. - 10:10 p.m.

Saturday, 30 October, 2010
Austrian Television 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, 31 October, 2010
Austrian Television 1:50 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Open Sud de France – Montpellier, France
ATP World Tour 250 tennis tournament
25-31 October 2010 – Hard (Indoors), 28 Draw, €650,000

Who is Playing: Nikolay Davydenko, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Gael Monfils, Ivan Ljubicic, John Isner, Albert Montanes, Richard Gasquet, David Nalbandian

Television Schedule (all local times)

Monday, 25 October, 2010
Sport Plus 2:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. LIVE
TLM 2:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. LIVE

Tuesday, 26 October, 2010
Sport Plus 4:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. LIVE
TLM 4:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. LIVE

Wednesday, 27 October, 2010
Sport Plus 4:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. LIVE
TLM 4:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. LIVE

Thursday, 28 October, 2010
Sport Plus 4:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. LIVE
TLM 4:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. LIVE

Friday, 29 October, 2010
Sport Plus 2:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. LIVE
TLM 2:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. LIVE

Saturday, 30 October, 2010
Sport Plus 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. LIVE
TLM 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. LIVE

Sunday, 31 October, 2010
Sport Plus 4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. LIVE
TLM 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. LIVE


Source atptennis.com

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Vienna Bank Austria TennisTrophy Monday Order of Play October 25th 2010

Vienna Bank Austria TennisTrophy Monday Order of Play October 25th 2010

Bank Austria TennisTrophy
ATP WORLD TOUR 250 €575,250 (€650,000 Total Financial Commitment)
Vienna, Austria (+2 hours GMT)
25-31 October, 2010 Surface: Indoor Hard

ORDER OF PLAY - MONDAY, 25 OCTOBER, 2010

CENTRE COURT start 1:00 pm
Qualifying - M Ilhan (TUR) vs A Haider-Maurer (AUT)

Not Before 3:00 PM
Qualifying - M Copil (ROU) vs G Zemlja (SLO)

Not Before 5:30 PM
[WC] M Fischer (AUT) vs A Seppi (ITA)
A Falla (COL) vs [7] P Kohlschreiber (GER)
M Kohlmann (GER) / P Riba (ESP) vs M Cilic (CRO) / L Zovko (CRO)

COURT B start 1:00 pm
Qualifying - D Kindlmann (GER) vs A Martin (SVK)
Qualifying - M Bachinger (GER) vs F Prpic (SWE)
J Hajek (CZE) vs P Riba (ESP)

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Vienna Bank Austria Tennis Trophy Main Draw

Vienna Bank Austria Tennis Trophy Main Draw

[1] Jurgen Melzer (AUT) bye
[WC] James Blake (USA) - Lukasz Kubot (POL)
Tobias Kamke (GER) - Qualifier
Alejandro Falla (COL) - [7] Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER)

[3] Nicolas Almagro (ESP) bye
Xavier Malisse (BEL) - Santiago Giraldo (COL)
Qualifier - Qualifier
Qualifier - [8] Juan Ignacio Chela (ARG)

[6] Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP) - Michael Berrer (GER)
Thiemo de Bakker (NED) - Pablo Cuevas (URU)
Bjorn Phau (GER) - Florian Mayer (GER)
[4] Marcos Baghdatis (CYP) bye

[5] Ernests Gulbis (LAT) - [WC] Thomas Muster (AUT)
[WC] Martin Fischer (AUT) - Andreas Seppi (ITA)
Jan Hajek (CZE) - Pere Riba-Madrid (ESP)
[2] Marin Cilic (CRO) bye

Vienna Bank Austria Tennis Trophy Qualy Draw

Vienna Bank Austria Tennis Trophy Qualy Draw

(1) ILHAN, Marsel TUR v (WC) THIEM, Dominic AUT
KNITTEL, Bastian GER v (WC) MELZER, Gerald AUT
MEKTIC, Nikola CRO v GONZALEZ, Santiago MEX
HERNYCH, Jan CZE v (8) HAIDER-MAURER, Andreas AUT

(2) DEVVARMAN, Somdev IND v BEMELMANS, Ruben BEL
COPIL, Marius ROU v SKUGOR, Franco CRO
(WC) MOSER, Nikolaus AUT v CRIVOI, Victor ROU
LOJDA, Dusan CZE v (6) ZEMLJA, Grega SLO

(3) BECK, Karol SVK v ROSOL, Lukas CZE
PEYA, Alexander AUT v BACHINGER, Matthias GER
PRPIC, Filip SWE v (WC) MAGG, Christian AUT
OSWALD, Philipp AUT v (5) HUTA GALUNG, Jesse NED

(4) BOLELLI, Simone ITA v UNGUR, Adrian ROU
KINDLMANN, Dieter GER v HRBATY, Dominik SVK
KOELLERER, Daniel AUT v MINAR, Ivo CZE
MARTIN, Andrej SVK v (7) POSPISIL, Jaroslav CZE

Monday, November 2, 2009

Video: Vienna 2009 Final Highlights

Video: Vienna 2009 Final Highlights

Jurgen Melzer ends a 21-year wait for a homegrown champion at the Bank Austria TennisTrophy Sunday in Vienna as he defeats top seed Marin Cilic in the final.