Showing posts with label SA Tennis Open. Show all posts
Showing posts with label SA Tennis Open. Show all posts

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Kevin Anderson Wins SA Tennis Open Title

Kevin Anderson Wins SA Tennis Open Title

Kevin Anderson defeated Somdev Devvarman 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 to win the SA Tennis Open in Johannesburg.

Devvarman broke to lead 2-1 in the opening set. The Indian’s momentum was temporarily checked by two rain breaks and Anderson sent a whipped forehand winner past his opponent to break back for 3-3 but Devvarman broke again and served out the opener 6-4.

Anderson found his range in the second, serving strongly to level the match after a single break in the sixth game.

He broke Devvarman’s serve to lead 3-2 in the decider and saved three break points in the next game for a crucial hold.

Anderson broke one more time and clinched victory on his first match point, when Devvarman pulled a backhand wide.

“There are so many emotions running around right now,” Anderson said. “I’m just really thrilled and to win it here in South Africa, there’s no better feeling.”

Anderson served 11 aces to Devvarman’s seven, overcoming a slow start to regain the advantage and become the first home winner at the SA Open since 1989.

Check out Anderson's interview after the final match.

How does it feel to win your first ATP World Tour title in your home country?
It’s an amazing experience. Obviously just winning my first title is one thing, but doing it in front of my home fans and my country with my friends and family watching is something I’ll remember forever.

You played Somdev in the US Open last year and also in college. What was your game plan going in?
Somdev is a tricky player. He plays so well, he fights so hard, there’s never an easy point. But from the US Open I think I learned one or two things and today I just wanted to really go out there, be aggressive and play on my terms.

You played the final in Las Vegas in 2008. Did you come into this final with a different approach?
Not really. I really just tried to come out there and play my game. I think being in a final before sort of settled my nerves a little bit. Even though I was a little nervous starting out this match I was able to overcome it and I think being in that position before definitely helped me a lot.

You’re off to your career-best start this season in the first six weeks of the year. Have you done things differently from the past?
I don’t think necessarily differently as opposed to just continuing what I’ve been working on and obviously it’s the beginning of the year, but in terms of my development, it’s part of a long process so continue to work hard and hopefully I’ll be able to have more results like these.

Is there anything you did differently during the last off-season to your game.
Not really. Just learned a lot from what I wanted to improve on a little bit. It’s the same kind of things I’m trying to practice on during tournaments. I have a longer space to do it in. I think I was able to practice well and I think the results are kind of showing that.

Now that you’ve cracked the Top 50, what are your goals for the rest of this season?
My end of year goal is to finish the year in the Top 20. Obviously it’s a good start, but there’s still a lot of tennis to be played and it’s just important to recognise the accomplishment this week and build in confidence for the rest of this year.

Who are the players you admired growing up and did your pattern of game take after them?
I always looked up at Sampras and more recently Federer and Nadal, just the way them handle themselves and how great they are for the sport. It doesn’t really reflect too much on my game, although I am trying to become more aggressive, so I guess I look at Federer and learn a lot of his patterns of play. I try and learn what I can from him.

Who’s helped you get where you are today in your career?
Definitely my family – my mom, my dad and my brother. My brother played as well. Growing up they gave so much to help me get to where I am. They’ve continued to play a really important role where I am right now. To Lui my coach, whose been working with me for about a year now, he’s been a great part. To my fiancée in Chicago, who’s really supported me and given me just a lot of backing.

With three South Africans getting to the quarter-finals this week, what do you think of the state of the game in your country?
It’s great. We have some really good players. It’s just great to give everybody an opportunity to play and sometimes that’s tough. A lot of players around the world get to play in their home country, in front of their home fans, and not to say it’s easier, but it’s definitely nice having that feeling. I think everybody was really able to capitalise on that this week.



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Tennis Order of Play: Santiago, SA Tennis Open and Zagreb Indoors - Sunday February 6th 2011

Tennis Order of Play: Santiago, SA Tennis Open and Zagreb Indoors - Sunday February 6th 2011

ATP World Tour 250 $ 398,250
Santiago, Chile 31 January – 6 February, 2011
Surface: Hard

CANCHA CENTRAL start 5:00 pm
[8] S Giraldo (COL) vs [6] T Robredo (ESP)

ATP World Tour 250
Johannesburg, South Africa 31 January – 6 February, 2011
Surface: Hard

CENTRE COURT start 1:00 pm
[1] S Lipsky (USA) / R Ram (USA) vs J Cerretani (USA) / A Shamasdin (CAN)
Not Before 2:30 PM
[4] K Anderson (RSA) vs S Devvarman (IND)

ATP World Tour 250
Zagreb, Croatia

CENTRE COURT start 1:00 pm
[1] M Granollers (ESP) / M Lopez (ESP) vs [2] D Norman (BEL) / H Tecau (ROU)

Starting at 4:00 PM
[8] M Berrer (GER) vs I Dodig (CRO)




ATP Tennis Results: SA Open, Santiago and Zagreb Indoors - Saturday February 5th 2011

ATP Tennis Results: SA Open, Santiago and Zagreb Indoors - Saturday February 5th 2011

ATP World Tour 250 Johannesburg, South Africa
31 January – 6 February, 2011
Surface: Hard

Singles – Semi-finals
[4] K Anderson (RSA) d [6] A Mannarino (FRA) 67(3) 60 64
S Devvarman (IND) d [WC] I Van Der Merwe (RSA) 62 64

Doubles – Semi-finals
J Cerretani (USA) / A Shamasdin (CAN) d K Beck (SVK) / D Sela (ISR) 76(4) 64

ATP World Tour 250 $ 398,250
Santiago, Chile 31 January – 6 February, 2011
Surface: Hard

Singles – Semi-finals
[8] S Giraldo (COL) d [5] P Starace (ITA) 46 76(2) 61
[6] T Robredo (ESP) d [7] F Fognini (ITA) 46 62 63

Doubles – Final

[3] M Melo (BRA) / B Soares (BRA) d [1] L Kubot (POL) / O Marach (AUT) 63 76(3)

ATP World Tour 250 Zagreb, Croatia

Singles – Semi-finals
I Dodig (CRO) d [3] G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) 46 76(5) 64
[8] M Berrer (GER) d [5] F Mayer (GER) 61 64

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Anderson vs Devvarman in SA Tennis Open Final

Anderson vs Devvarman in SA Tennis Open Final

Kevin Anderson defeated sixth seed Adrian Mannarino 6-7 6-0 6-4 to reach the final at the SA Tennis Open in Johannesburg.

The local hope will play against Somdev Devvarman, who beat Izak Van der Merwe 6-2, 6-4

Anderson fired 19 aces as he fought past Mannarino to reach an ATP World Tour final for the second time. He went up 4-1 in the first set, but Mannarino fought back to take the opener on a tie-break.

Anderson recovered by breaking serve three times to clinch a bagel second set before breaking in the fifth game of the third set to seal victory.

Devvarman broke serve three times from nine opportunities and only lost 11 points on serve during the match.

He will look to win his maiden ATP World Tour title after finishing runner-up to Marin Cilic in his first final in Chennai two years ago.


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Friday, February 4, 2011

Tennis Order of play: SA Open, Zagreb and Santiago Saturday February 5th 2011

Tennis Order of play: SA Open, Zagreb and Santiago Saturday February 5th 2011

Movistar Open ATP World Tour 250
31 January - 6 February 2011

CANCHA CENTRAL start 3:00 pm
[5] P Starace (ITA) vs [8] S Giraldo (COL)
Not Before 5:00 PM
[7] F Fognini (ITA) vs [6] T Robredo (ESP) or M Gonzalez (ARG)
Not Before 9:00 PM
[1] L Kubot (POL) / O Marach (AUT) vs [3] M Melo (BRA) / B Soares (BRA) or [2] E Schwank (ARG) / H Zeballos (ARG)

PBZ Zagreb Indoors ATP World Tour 250
31 January - 6 February 2011

CENTRE COURT start 5:00 pm
[3] G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) vs I Dodig (CRO)
[5] F Mayer (GER) vs [8] M Berrer (GER)

SA Tennis Open ATP World Tour 250
31 January - 6 February 2011

CENTRE COURT start 2:00 pm
J Cerretani (USA) / A Shamasdin (CAN) vs K Beck (SVK) / D Sela (ISR)
S Devvarman (IND) vs [WC] I Van Der Merwe (RSA)
[6] A Mannarino (FRA) vs [4] K Anderson (RSA)

ATP Tennis Results: SA Tennis Open, Zagreb and Santiago Friday February 4th

ATP Tennis Results: SA Tennis Open, Zagreb and Santiago Friday February 4th

PBZ Zagreb Indoors
ATP World Tour 250 € 398,250 (€ 450,000 Total Financial Commitment)
Zagreb, Croatia

Singles – Quarter-finals
[5] F Mayer (GER) d [1] M Cilic (CRO) 63 64
I Dodig (CRO) d [2] I Ljubicic (CRO) 64 64
[3] G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) d [Q] A Bogomolov Jr. (USA) 62 76(6)
[8] M Berrer (GER) d [4] R Gasquet (FRA) 52 ret. (right shoulder)

Doubles – Semi-finals
[1] M Granollers (ESP) / M Lopez (ESP) d F Polasek (SVK) / I Zelenay (SVK) 36 63 10-5
[2] D Norman (BEL) / H Tecau (ROU) d [3] S Aspelin (SWE) / J Knowle (AUT) 62 63

SA Tennis Open
ATP World Tour 250 $ 442,500
(€ 500,000 Total Financial Commitment)
Johannesburg, South Africa (+2 hours GMT)
31 January – 6 February, 2011
Surface: Hard

Singles – Quarter-finals
[4] K Anderson (RSA) d K Beck (SVK) 63 61
[6] A Mannarino (FRA) d F Dancevic (CAN) 63 62
S Devvarman (IND) d [WC] R de Voest (RSA) 36 76(5) 61
[WC] I Van Der Merwe (RSA) d S Greul (GER) 76(5) 62

Doubles – Semi-finals
[1] S Lipsky (USA) / R Ram (USA) d [4] J Murray (GBR) / A Peya (AUT) 75 76(2)

Movistar Open
ATP World Tour 250
31 January - 6 February 2011

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Devvarman and Van Der Merwe into SA Tennis Open Semi-Final

Devvarman and Van Der Merwe into SA Tennis Open Semi-Final

Somdev Devvarman beat wild card Rik de Voest 3-6 7-6 6-1 to advance to the semis of the SA Tennis Open.

The Indian converted six of 13 break point opportunities to seal the win after two hours and 26 minutes of play.

Izak van der Merwe made it to his first ATP World Tour semi-final by defeating Simon Greul 7-6 6-2.

The local hope won 65 per cent of service points and hit 11 aces while Greul produced seven double faults during the one hour and 41 minutes encounter.

Adrian Mannarino crushed Frank Dancevic 6-3, 6-2 winning 75 per cent of service points. During the 55 minutes tennis match the winner converted all three of his break point opportunities.



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Videos: SA Tennis Open Press Conferences Thursday February 3rd 2011

Videos: SA Tennis Open Press Conferences Thursday February 3rd 2011

Kevin Anderson, Janko Tipsarevic, Feliciano Lopez, Rik de Voest and Izak van der Merwe talked to the media after their matches yesterday at the SA Tennis Open... Check them out...












Thursday, February 3, 2011

SA Tennis Open Order of Play Friday February 4th 2011

SA Tennis Open Order of Play Friday February 4th 2011

SA Tennis Open
ATP World Tour 250
31 January - 6 February 2011

ORDER OF PLAY - FRIDAY, 4 FEBRUARY, 2011

CENTRE COURT start 2:00 pm
[WC] I Van Der Merwe (RSA) vs S Greul (GER)
[WC] R de Voest (RSA) vs S Devvarman (IND)

Not Before 6:00 PM
F Dancevic (CAN) or [WC] F Wolmarans (RSA) vs D Gremelmayr (GER) or [6] A Mannarino (FRA)
[4] K Anderson (RSA) vs K Beck (SVK)
[1] S Lipsky (USA) / R Ram (USA) vs [4] J Murray (GBR) / A Peya (AUT)

SA Tennis Open Results Thursday February 3rd 2011

SA Tennis Open Results Thursday February 3rd 2011

ATP World Tour 250 $ 442,500 (€ 500,000 Total Financial Commitment)
Johannesburg, South Africa 31 January – 6 February, 2011
Surface: Hard

RESULTS – THURSDAY, 3 FEBRUARY, 2011

Singles – Second Round
[4] K Anderson (RSA) d D Sela (ISR) 62 64
[6] A Mannarino (FRA) d D Gremelmayr (GER) 67(2) 64 64
F Dancevic (CAN) d [WC] F Wolmarans (RSA) 76(4) 63
K Beck (SVK) d G Soeda (JPN) 36 75 60

Doubles – Quarter-finals
[1] S Lipsky (USA) / R Ram (USA) d [WC] R de Voest (RSA) / I Van Der Merwe (RSA) 76(5) 63
[4] J Murray (GBR) / A Peya (AUT) d Y Lu (TPE) / J Tipsarevic (SRB) 63 64
J Cerretani (USA) / A Shamasdin (CAN) d T Bednarek (POL) / M Przysiezny (POL) 61 63
K Beck (SVK) / D Sela (ISR) d S Devvarman (IND) / D Martin (USA) 67(1) 63 12-10

Video: SA Tennis Open Players Party

Video: SA Tennis Open Players Party

Watch highlights and behind the scene features from the SA Tennis Open players party in Johannesburg...

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

SA Tennis Open Thurtsday Order of Play February 3rd 2011

SA Tennis Open Thurtsday Order of Play February 3rd 2011

SA Tennis Open
ATP World Tour 250
31 January - 6 February 2011

ORDER OF PLAY - THURSDAY, 3 FEBRUARY, 2011

CENTRE COURT start 12:00 noon
K Beck (SVK) vs G Soeda (JPN)
Not Before 1:00 PM
[4] K Anderson (RSA) vs D Sela (ISR)
Not Before 3:00 PM
[1] S Lipsky (USA) / R Ram (USA) vs [WC] R de Voest (RSA) / I Van Der Merwe (RSA)
Not Before 6:00 PM
D Gremelmayr (GER) vs [6] A Mannarino (FRA)
F Dancevic (CAN) vs [WC] F Wolmarans (RSA)
J Cerretani (USA) / A Shamasdin (CAN) vs T Bednarek (POL) / M Przysiezny (POL)

COURT 1 start 3:00 pm
[4] J Murray (GBR) / A Peya (AUT) or A Fisher (AUS) / J Kerr (AUS) vs Y Lu (TPE) / J Tipsarevic (SRB)
S Devvarman (IND) / D Martin (USA) vs K Beck (SVK) / D Sela (ISR)

SA Tennis Open Results Wednesday February 2nd 2011

SA Tennis Open Results Wednesday February 2nd 2011

ATP World Tour 250 $ 442,500 (€ 500,000 Total Financial Commitment)
Johannesburg, South Africa 31 January – 6 February, 2011
Surface: Hard

Singles – Second Round
[WC] R de Voest (RSA) d [8] M Przysiezny (POL) 63 64
S Devvarman (IND) d J Huta Galung (NED) 63 64
[WC] I Van Der Merwe (RSA) d D Brown (GER) 46 75 63
S Greul (GER) d [Q] M Raonic (CAN) 76(5) 64

Singles – First Round
F Dancevic (CAN) d [1] F Lopez (ESP) 67(5) 62 76(8)
J Huta Galung (NED) d [3] J Tipsarevic (SRB) 67(4) 64 76(4)
G Soeda (JPN) d [7] R Schuettler (GER) 36 64 64
[WC] F Wolmarans (RSA) d I Sijsling (NED) 46 63 64
D Sela (ISR) d E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) 16 75 64
K Beck (SVK) d B Dabul (ARG) 75 76(4)

Doubles – First Round
[1] S Lipsky (USA) / R Ram (USA) d S Ratiwatana (THA) / S Ratiwatana (THA) 61 36 10-8
[4] J Murray (GBR) / A Peya (AUT) d A Fisher (AUS) / J Kerr (AUS) 26 62 10-7
[WC] R de Voest (RSA) / I Van Der Merwe (RSA) d P Oswald (AUT) / M Slanar (AUT) 61 62
J Cerretani (USA) / A Shamasdin (CAN) d [WC] K Anderson (RSA) / F Wolmarans (RSA) 76(1) 64
S Devvarman (IND) / D Martin (USA) d M Fischer (AUT) / R Schuettler (GER) 63 64

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

SA Tennis Open Wednesday Order of Play February 2nd 2011

SA Tennis Open Wednesday Order of Play February 2nd 2011

SA Tennis Open ATP World Tour 250
31 January - 6 February 2011

CENTRE COURT start 11:00 am
I Sijsling (NED) vs [WC] F Wolmarans (RSA)
[1] F Lopez (ESP) vs F Dancevic (CAN)
D Brown (GER) vs [WC] I Van Der Merwe (RSA)
J Cerretani (USA) / A Shamasdin (CAN) vs [WC] K Anderson (RSA) / F Wolmarans (RSA)
Not Before 6:00 PM
S Greul (GER) vs [Q] M Raonic (CAN)
[4] J Murray (GBR) / A Peya (AUT) vs A Fisher (AUS) / J Kerr (AUS)

COURT 1 start 11:00 am
J Huta Galung (NED) vs [3] J Tipsarevic (SRB) 67(4) 64 33 - To Finish 67 64 33
G Soeda (JPN) vs [7] R Schuettler (GER)
[8] M Przysiezny (POL) vs [WC] R de Voest (RSA)
[1] S Lipsky (USA) / R Ram (USA) vs S Ratiwatana (THA) / S Ratiwatana (THA)
P Oswald (AUT) / M Slanar (AUT) vs [WC] R de Voest (RSA) / I Van Der Merwe (RSA) - After Suitable Rest

COURT 2 start 11:00 am
E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) vs D Sela (ISR) 61 23 - To Finish 61 23
B Dabul (ARG) vs K Beck (SVK)
S Devvarman (IND) vs J Huta Galung (NED) or [3] J Tipsarevic (SRB)
M Fischer (AUT) / R Schuettler (GER) vs S Devvarman (IND) / D Martin (USA) - After Suitable Rest

Video: Tennis Players Visit Hospital in Johannesburg

Video: Tennis Players Visit Hospital in Johannesburg

Simon Greul, James Cerretani and Adil Shamasdil visited the Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto, the largest hospital in the world, during the SA Tennis Open tournament...

SA Tennis Open Results Tuesday February 1st 2011

SA Tennis Open Results Tuesday February 1st 2011

SA Tennis Open
ATP World Tour 250
31 January - 6 February 2011

[Q] M Raonic (CAN) d [2] Y Lu (TPE) 63 63
[4] K Anderson (RSA) d S Bohli (SUI) 46 64 62
D Brown (GER) d [5] F Serra (FRA) 64 64
[6] A Mannarino (FRA) d Y Schukin (KAZ) 76 76
[8] M Przysiezny (POL) vd M Fischer (AUT) 61 62
[WC] I Van Der Merwe (RSA) d S Robert (FRA) 63 62
D Gremelmayr (GER) d [Q] N Scholtz (RSA) 64 75

Videos: SA Tennis Open Press Conferences Tuesday February 1st 2011

Videos: SA Tennis Open Interviews Tuesday February 1st 2011

Watch the press conferences of Dustin Brown, Izak van der Merwe, Kevin Anderson and Milos Raonic from day 2 of the SA Tennis Open in Johannesburg...








Video: 2011 SA Tennis Open Draw ceremony in Johannesburg

Video: 2011 SA Tennis Open Draw ceremony in Johannesburg

Raven Klassen partakes in the draw ceremony at the SA Tennis Open in Johannersburg while Kevin Anderson is happy about returning to his home country tournament.

Video: SA Open Kids Tennis Clinic

Video: SA Open Kids Tennis Clinic

Jeff Coetzee and Izak van der Merwe joined Rainer Schuettlerat a kids tennis clinic during the SA Tennis Open in Johannesburg....

Monday, January 31, 2011

Tennis Order of play: SA Open, Zagreb and Santiago Tuesday February 1st 2011

Tennis Order of play: SA Open, Zagreb and Santiago Tuesday February 1st 2011

SA Tennis Open ATP World Tour 250
31 January - 6 February 2011

CENTRE COURT start 12:00 noon
[Q] M Raonic (CAN) vs [2] Y Lu (TPE)
[WC] I Van Der Merwe (RSA) vs S Robert (FRA)
[4] K Anderson (RSA) vs S Bohli (SUI)
P Oswald (AUT) / M Slanar (AUT) vs [WC] R de Voest (RSA) / I Van Der Merwe (RSA)

Not Before 7:00 PM
[1] F Lopez (ESP) vs F Dancevic (CAN)
[4] J Murray (GBR) / A Peya (AUT) vs A Fisher (AUS) / J Kerr (AUS)

COURT 1 start 12:00 noon
[5] F Serra (FRA) vs D Brown (GER)
[Q] N Scholtz (RSA) vs D Gremelmayr (GER)

Not Before 2:30 PM
J Huta Galung (NED) vs [3] J Tipsarevic (SRB)
I Sijsling (NED) vs [WC] F Wolmarans (RSA)

COURT 2 start 12:00 noon
[8] M Przysiezny (POL) vs M Fischer (AUT)
Y Schukin (KAZ) vs [6] A Mannarino (FRA)
E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) vs D Sela (ISR)
B Dabul (ARG) vs K Beck (SVK)

PBZ Zagreb Indoors ATP World Tour 250
31 January - 6 February 2011

CENTRE COURT start 11:00 am
R Stepanek (CZE) vs [Q] S Koubek (AUT)

Not Before 1:30 PM
[Q] A Bogomolov Jr. (USA) vs [WC] A Veic (CRO)

Not Before 5:00 PM
F Polasek (SVK) / I Zelenay (SVK) vs [WC] M Cilic (CRO) / G Ivanisevic (CRO)
D Brands (GER) vs I Karlovic (CRO)
I Dodig (CRO) / L Zovko (CRO) vs F Moser (GER) / D Skoch (CZE)

COURT 1 start 11:00 am
[Q] B Kavcic (SLO) vs M Zverev (GER)
[7] P Petzschner (GER) vs J Hajek (CZE)
A Clement (FRA) / C Kas (GER) vs M Berrer (GER) / F Mayer (GER)
J Pospisil (CZE) vs I Kunitsyn (RUS)
[1] M Granollers (ESP) / M Lopez (ESP) vs [WC] N Mektic (CRO) / I Zovko (CRO)

Movistar Open ATP World Tour 250
31 January - 6 February 2011

CANCHA CENTRAL start 2:00 pm
M Gonzalez (ARG) vs [2] J Monaco (ARG)
Not Before 4:00 PM
[1] D Nalbandian (ARG) vs C Berlocq (ARG)
[4] J Chela (ARG) / S Gonzalez (MEX) vs [WC] J Aguilar (CHI) / P Capdeville (CHI)
Not Before 9:00 PM
[Q] C Zampieri (BRA) vs [WC] N Massu (CHI)

CANCHA 14 start 2:00 pm
[7] F Fognini (ITA) vs L Kubot (POL)
R Machado (POR) vs [WC] F Rios (CHI)
J Souza (BRA) vs P Cuevas (URU)

CANCHA 16 start 2:00 pm
[Q] R Hocevar (BRA) vs H Zeballos (ARG)
[Q] F Bagnis (ARG) vs [8] S Giraldo (COL)
[1] L Kubot (POL) / O Marach (AUT) vs M Gonzalez (ARG) / J Monaco (ARG)

CANCHA 17 start 2:00 pm
T Bellucci (BRA) / L Mayer (ARG) vs B Battistone (USA) / A Siljestrom (SWE)
D Marrero (ESP) / R Ramirez Hidalgo (ESP) vs F Ferreiro (BRA) / R Mello (BRA)
P Andujar (ESP) / P Starace (ITA) vs [2] E Schwank (ARG) / H Zeballos (ARG)