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ATP Memphis Rotterdam Sao Paolo 2015

ABN AMRO World Tennis Rotterdam

Wawrinka Dethrones Berdych to Claim Rotterdam Title

atpworldtour.com: February 15 2015 Rotterdam, The Netherlands - Stan Wawrinka followed in the footsteps of his fellow Swiss, Heinz Gunthardt, Jakob Hlasek and Roger Federer, by capturing the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament title.

 

Wawrinka extended his winning streak over Tomas Berdych to six matches with a 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 victory in a two-hour final Sunday at the Ahoy Rotterdam. This year was his first appearance at the ATP World Tour 500 tournament since 2005.

 

It was Wawrinka's ninth tour-level title and his second of 2015, adding to last month’s Aircel Chennai Open (d. Bedene). He walks away with €358,540 and 500 Emirates ATP Ranking points. Berdych had been attempting to successfully defend an ATP World Tour crown for the first time in his career. He is now 10-16 lifetime in finals, having taken home €161,650 and 300 points.

 

"It's been an amazing week," said Wawrinka. "It wasn't easy, but every match I found my way. It was a great final. Tomas was playing really well, but I'm happy to turn that match for me and win the title.

 

"It's my first [ATP World Tour] 500 title and winning indoors is something special for me personally. It's always amazing to win a trophy. It's the best feeling."

 

Wawrinka’s name now features on the roll of honour with Gunthardt (1980), Hlasek (1989) and Federer (2005, 2012). It was just his second indoor final (2007 Vienna, l. to Djokovic). Berdych had been hoping to become the fifth player in tournament history (since 1972) to successfully defend the Rotterdam title. Only Arthur Ashe (1975-76), Stefan Edberg (1987-88), Nicolas Escude (2001-02) and Robin Soderling (2010-11) have done so.

Memphis Open 

Nishikori Three-Peats in Memphis; Tops Anderson in Final

atpworldtour.com: February 15 2015 Memphis, Tennessee - Kei Nishikori became the first player to win the Memphis title in three consecutive years since the tournament’s debut in 1975, defeating No. 2 seed Kevin Anderson 6-4, 6-4 in their first ATP World Tour meeting on Sunday.

 

Nishikori withstood 12 aces from his 6'8" South African opponent, claiming the breaks he needed in the first and second sets. Serving for the match at 5-4, the Japanese star created a 40-love lead before Anderson fought back to deuce. As with his semi-final match against Sam Querrey, Nishikori clinched victory on his fourth match point.

 

The World No. 5 enjoyed a straightforward win in the Memphis Open final, but the same could not be said for his previous three matches. In the semi-finals, Nishikori defeated Querrey 5-7, 7-6(5), 7-6(5) in the longest match of the week (two hours, 42 minutes). His first two matches against qualifiers Ryan Harrison and Austin Krajicek also lasted three sets, marking just the second time he’s won three straight matches in a tournament from a set down (’12 Australian Open).

 

Tommy Haas, Todd Martin and Jimmy Connors all took home Memphis titles two years in a row (Connors did it twice!), but Nishikori managed to rack up three championships in just his fourth appearance at the American tournament.

Brazil Open Sao Paolo

Cuevas Wins Third Career ATP Title; Defeats Vanni in Sao Paolo Final

atpworldtour.com: February 15 2015 Sao Paolo, Brazil - Pablo Cuevas turned in a dominant serving display to end the dream run of qualifier Luca Vanni at the Brasil Open 2015, claiming his third ATP World Tour title on Sunday with a 6-4, 3-6, 7-6(4) win.

 

Cuevas, who was the first Uruguayan to reach the final in Sao Paulo, improved to 3-0 in tour-level title matches. He won his maiden crown last year at the SkiStar Swedish Open and hoisted the trophy on the clay of Umag two weeks later.

 

Cuevas is projected to ascend to a career-high Top 25 position after picking up 250 Emirates ATP Rankings points and $80,850 in prize money. Vanni, meanwhile, who had never won an ATP World Tour match prior to this week, earns $42,600 and 150 Emirates ATP Rankings points, rising to just outside the Top 100.

 

The Italian Vanni was bidding to become just the third different Italian to win on the ATP World Tour since 2006 (Fognini, Seppi), and the first player to win a tour-level title having previously not won a match since Steve Darcis achieved the feat in Amersfoort 2007.

Results Memphis Open 2015

Memphis Open Men’s Singles Final Sunday Feb 15

1-Kei Nishikori beat 2-Kevin Anderson 6-4 6-4

 

Memphis Open Men’s Singles Semifinals Saturday Feb 14

2-Kevin Anderson beat Donald Young 4-6 6-3 6-4

1-Kei Nishikori beat Sam Querrey 5-7 7-6(5) 7-6(5)

 

Memphis Open Men’s Singles Quarterfinals Friday Feb 13

Donald Young beat Bernard Tomic 7-6(8), 4-6, 7-5

Sam Querrey beat 3-John Isner 7-6(3) 7-6(2)

1-Kei Nishikori beat Austin Krajicek 4-6, 6-3, 6-4

2-Kevin Anderson beat 6-Steve Johnson 6-4, 6-4

 

Memphis Open Men’s Singles Second Round Thursday Feb 12

Donald Young beat Denis Kudla  7-5 6-3                   

Bernard Tomic beat 4-Alexandr Dolgopolov 6-1 7-5

6-Steve Johnson beat Dustin Brown 4-6 7-5 7-6(3)

 

Memphis Open Men’s Singles Second Round Wednesday Feb 11

3-John Isner beat Ivan Dodig 6-4, 7-6(5) final

Austin Krajicek  beat 5-Ivo Karlovic 6-7(4) 4-6 6-4

1-Kei Nishikori beat Ryan Harrison 3-6, 6-3, 6-4

Sam Querrey beat Jared Donaldson 6-4, 6-1

 

Memphis Open Men’s Singles First Round Tuesday Feb 10

Denis Kudla beat Thanasi Kokkinakis 6-3 6-4              

Austin Krajicek beat Mikhail Kukushkin 6-2 6-7(3) 7-6(8)

Ryan Harrison beat Malek Jaziri 7-6(3) 7-6(1)              

Bernard Tomic beat Igor Sijsling 4-6 6-3 6-2      

5-Ivo Karlovic beat Lukas Lacko 7-6(7) 6-3             

Samuel Groth beat Lu Yen-Hsun 6-4 6-3

 

Memphis Open Men’s Singles First Round Feb 9

Donald Young beat 8-Adrian Mannarino 6-3 7-6(9)  

Ivan Dodig beat Teymuraz Gabashvili 6-2 6-2   

Dustin Brown beat Marinko Matosevic 6-4 6-4

Jared Donaldson beat Stefan Kozlov 7-5, 6-0 

Results ABN AMRO Rotterdam 2015

Rotterdam Men’s Singles Final Sunday Feb 15

4-Stanislas Wawrinka beat 3-Tomas Berdych 4-6 6-3 6-4

 

Rotterdam Men’s Singles Semifinals Saturday Feb 14

4-Stanislas Wawrinka beat 2-Milos Raonic 7-6(3) 7-6(7)

3-Tomas Berdych beat 8-Gilles Simon 6-2 6-1

 

Rotterdam Men’s Singles Quarterfinals Friday Feb 13

4-Stanislas Wawrinka beat Gilles Muller 7-6(3), 6-3

3-Tomas Berdych beat Gael Monfils 6-1, 6-4

2-Milos Raonic beat Sergiy Stakhovsky 2-6, 6-3, 6-4

8-Gilles Simon beat 1-Andy Murray 6-4 6-2

 

Rotterdam Men’s Singles Second Round Thursday Feb 12 

4-Stanislas Wawrinka beatGuillermo Garcia-Lopez 6-7(2), 6-4, 6-2

3-Tomas Berdych beat Andreas Seppi 6-0, 3-6, 6-3

8-Gilles Simon beat Jeremy Chardy 6-4, 6-3

1-Andy Murray beat Vasek Pospisil 6-3, 7-5

2-Milos Raonic beat Simone Bolelli 6-3, 7-6(2)

 

Rotterdam Men’s Singles Second Round Wednesday Feb 11  

Gilles Muller beat 5-Grigor Dimitrov 6-2 7-6(8)            

Gael Monfils beat 7-Roberto Bautista 7-5 7-6(5)                   

Sergiy Stakhovsky beat Dominic Thiem 6-1 6-3                   

 

Rotterdam Men’s Singles First Round Wednesday Feb 11

4-Stanislas Wawrinka beat Jesse Huta Galung 6-3 3-6 6-3

1-Andy Murray beat Nicolas Mahut 6-3 6-2                        

Guillermo Garcia-Lopez beat Denis Istomin 7-6(5) 6-4          

Andreas Seppi beat Robin Haase 6-7(5) 6-3 6-3

 

Rotterdam Men’s Singles First Round Tuesday Feb 10

Gael Monfils beat Edouard Roger-Vasselin (France) 6-3 6-2           

3-Tomas Berdych beat Tobias Kamke 6-1 7-5         

2-Milos Raonic beat Andrey Kuznetsov 6-7(5) 6-1 7-5        

8-Gilles Simon beat Joao Sousa (5-7 6-3 6-2               

Sergiy Stakhovsky beat Marcel Granollers 6-2 7-6(7)        

Vasek Pospisil beat Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-4 6-2          

Jeremy Chardy beat Julien Benneteau 3-3 ret.

 

Rotterdam Men’s Singles First Round Monday Feb 9

Gilles Muller beat David Goffin 7-6(5) 6-7(6) 6-3

7-Roberto Bautista-Agut beat Alexander Zverev 6-4, 6-1

5-Grigor Dimitrov beat Paul-Henri Mathieu 4-6 7-6(2) 6-2

Dominic Thiem beat 6-Ernests Gulbis 6-4 6-2

Simone Bolelli beat Lukas Rosol 6-3, 6-1

Results Brazil Open Sao Paolo 2015

Sao Paolo Men’s Singles Final Sunday Feb 15

5-Pablo Cuevas beat Luca Vanni 6-4 3-6 7-6(4)

 

Sao Paolo Men’s Singles Semifinals Saturday Feb 14

5-Pablo Cuevas beat Santiago Giraldo 6-4 6-3

Luca Vanni beat Joao Souza 6-4 6-7(5) 6-4

 

Sao Paolo Men’s Singles Quartefinals Friday Feb 13

Luca Vanni beat Dusan Lajovic 7-6(5), 7-6(4)

Joao Souza beat 4-Leonardo Mayer 6-4 3-6 6-3

5-Pablo Cuevas beat Nicolas Almagro 7-6(6), 3-6, 6-2

Santiago Giraldo beat 3-Fabio Fognini 7-6(4) 7-5

 

Sao Paolo Men’s Singles Second Round Thursday Feb 12

Joao Souza beat 8-Martin Klizan (8) 3-6 6-3 6-2

6-Santiago Giraldo beat Carlos Berlocq 4-6, 7-5, 6-3

3-Fabio Fognini beat Diego Schwartzman 6-3, 1-6, 6-2

Dusan Lajovic beat 7-Fernando Verdasco 6-7(6) 6-3 6-4

Luca Vanni beat Thiemo De Bakker 7-6(5), 3-6, 6-3

 

Sao Paolo Men’s Singles Second Round Wednesday Feb 11

5-Pablo Cuevas beat Facundo Bagnis 5-1 ret.

4-Leonardo Mayer beat Albert Ramos 6-4, 3-6, 6-1

Nicolas Almagro beat 2-Tommy Robredo 6-3 7-6(2)

 

Sao Paolo Men’s Singles First Round Tuesday Feb 10

7-Fernando Verdasco beat Maximo Gonzalez 6-2 6-3         

Dusan Lajovic beat Pablo Andujar 3-6 6-3 6-2                

Thiemo de Bakker beat Juan Monaco 6-7(5) 7-6(4) 6-4

Joao Souza beat Pablo Carreno 6-2 7-6(6)                    

Facundo Bagnis beat Federico Delbonis 6-3 2-6 6-4    

Diego Schwartzman beat Paolo Lorenzi 7-5 6-4             

6-Santiago Giraldo beat Kimmer Coppejans 7-5 7-6(4)

 

Sao Paolo Men’s Singles First Round Monday Feb 9

5-Pablo Cuevas beat Jiri Vesely 6-4 3-6 7-5

Albert Ramos beat Guilherme Clezar  7-5 7-5

Nicolas Almagro beat Blaz Rola 7-6(3) 6-4 

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