2015 Aircel Chennai; Qatar ExxonMobil Open
Qatar ExxonMobil Open
Ferrer Wins Doha Title; def Berdych in Final
atpworldtour.com: January 11, 2015 Doha, Qatar - David Ferrer got his 2015 ATP World Tour season underway in strong fashion, capping the opening week with his maiden Qatar ExxonMobil Open title.
"I'm very happy," said Ferrer on court following the match. "I put in hard work this preseason. It's special winning this tournament. I was ready to play tonight's match against Berdych - a Top 10 player."
The Spaniard claimed his first crown under new coach Francisco Fogues as he denied Tomas Berdych 6-4, 7-5 on Saturday in Doha. Ferrer leaves the Qatari capital with his 22nd tour-level trophy and first since triumphing in Buenos Aires last year. He takes home $195,000 in prize money and 250 Emirates ATP Rankings points, improving his FedEx ATP Head2Head edge over Berdych to 8-5.
"I'm happy because it is never easy to begin the season winning a tournament," added Ferrer. "I won the tournament playing good tennis." Ferrer found his groove from the onset, surging to a double break lead in the first set. The Javea native would dig deep to secure the opener, after Berdych grabbed one break back for 4-2 and pressed to level the set with two break points when Ferrer served for it at 5-4.
After exchanging breaks to open the second set, they remained on serve until the 11th game when the 32 year old snatched the decisive break for 6-5. Berdych was unable to convert on a trio of set points a game prior. With football legend David Beckham in attendance, Ferrer closed out the match to love.
Qatar Open Men's Singles Final Saturday Jan 10
4-David Ferrer beat 3-Tomas Berdych 6-4 7-5
Qatar Open Men's Singles Semifinal Friday Jan 9
3-Tomas Berdych beat Andreas Seppi 6-2 6-3
4-David Ferrer beat 7-Ivo Karlovic 6-7(2) 7-6(5) 7-6(4)
Qatar Open Men's Singles Quarterfinal Thursday Jan 8
7-Ivo Karlovic beat 1-Novak Djokovic 6-7(2) 7-6(6) 6-4
3-Tomas Berdych beat 6-Richard Gasquet 6-2 6-1
4-David Ferrer beat Dustin Brown 6-2 6-2
Andreas Seppi beat Ivan Dodig 7-5 6-4
Qatar Open Men's Singles Second Round Wednesday Jan 7
1-Novak Djokovic beat Sergiy Stakhovsky 6-2 6-1
6-Richard Gasquet beat Simone Bolelli 6-3 6-2
3-Tomas Berdych beat Blaz Kavcic 6-1 6-2
Ivan Dodig beat Michael Berrer 7-6(1) 6-2
4-David Ferrer beat Fernando Verdasco 6-3 6-2
Andreas Seppi beat Joao Souza 7-5 6-2
Dustin Brown beat Jan-Lennard Struff 7-6(9) 6-4
7-Ivo Karlovic beat Nikoloz Basilashvili 7-6(3) 6-3
Qatar Open Men's Singles First Round Tuesday Jan 6
1-Novak Djokovic beat Dusan Lajovic 6-2 6-1
Michael Berrer beat 2-Rafa Nadal 1-6 6-3 6-4
3-Tomas Berdych beat Denis Istomin 6-1 6-4
4-David Ferrer beat Thiemo de Bakker 6-7(4) 6-4 6-3
Joao Souza beat Malek Jaziri 3-6 6-4 6-3
Jan-Lennard Struff beat 5-Philipp Kohlschreiber 7-6(3) 4-6 6-1
Andreas Seppi beat 8-Leonardo Mayer 5-7 7-6(4) 7-6(4)
Nikoloz Basilashvili beat Mikhail Youzhny 7-5 6-2
Blaz Kavcic beat Juan Monaco 7-6(3) 6-4
Sergiy Stakhovsky beat Jabor Al Mutawa 6-1 6-1
Aircel Chennai Open
Wawrinka Defends Chennai Trophy
atpworldtour.com: January 11 2015 Chennai, India - Top seed Stan Wawrinka successfully defended his title at the Aircel Chennai Open, defeating qualifier Aljaz Bedene 6-3, 6-4 in one hour, nine minutes on Sunday. In his seventh straight year in Chennai, the 29-year-old Swiss captured his third title at this ATP World Tour 250 hard court tournament (2011, ’14).
Along with his eighth ATP World Tour title, Wawrinka takes home $73,400 and 250 Emirates ATP Ranking points. Wawrinka capitalized on a second break chance to go up 4-2 in the first set and went on to win the first set 6-3 in 30 minutes. The Swiss, who faced no break points during the final, needed just one break in the second set at 4-3 and one match point to win the title, without having dropped a set the entire tournament.
It was the first time in his career Wawrinka was able to repeat a title, and the Swiss is the first back-to-back winner in Chennai since Marin Cilic (2009-10). After winning in Chennai last year, Wawrinka went on to claim his first Grand Slam in Melbourne and reached a personal-best No. 3 in the Emirates ATP Rankings on 27 January.
Ranked No. 156 and in his first ATP World Tour final, Bedene was the first qualifier in the 20-year history of the tournament to reach the final, winning seven matches en route to the title match. In the main draw, the 25 year old defeated three Spanish players in succession - second seed Feliciano Lopez in the second round, fifth seed Guillermo Garcia-Lopez in the quarter-finals, and third seed Roberto Bautista Agut in the semi-finals, where he saved four match points.
Chennai Open Men's Singles Final Sunday Jan 11
1-Stanislas Wawrinka beat Aljaz Bedene 6-3 6-4
Chennai Open Men's Singles Semifinal Saturday Jan 10
1-Stanislas Wawrinka beat 4-David Goffin 7-5 6-3
Aljaz Bedene beat 3-Roberto Bautista 3-6 6-3 7-6
Chennai Open Men's Singles Quarterfinal Friday Jan 9
1-Stanislas Wawrinka beat 8-Gilles Muller 6-2 7-6(4)
4-David Goffin beat Andreas Haider-Maurer 7-5 6-2
3-Roberto Bautista beat 6-Lu Yen-Hsun 7-6(7) 6-4
Aljaz Bedene beat 5-Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 2-6 6-3 6-2
Chennai Open Men's Singles Second Round Thursday Jan 8
Aljaz Bedene (Slovenia) beat 2-Feliciano Lopez (Spain) 6-4 6-4
5-Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (Spain) beat Tatsuma Ito (Japan) 6-7(1) 6-2 6-0
3-Roberto Bautista (Spain) beat Peter Gojowczyk (Germany) 6-3 6-2
6-Lu Yen-Hsun (Taiwan) beat Pablo Carreno (Spain) 6-4 6-4
Chennai Open Men's Singles Second Round Wednesday Jan 7
Andreas Haider-Maurer beat Jiri Vesely 6-7(3) 6-4 6-4
1-Stanislas Wawrinka beat Borna Coric 6-1 6-4
4-David Goffin beat Ricardas Berankis 6-0 4-6 7-6(1)
8-Gilles Muller beat Elias Ymer 6-4 6-3
Chennai Open Men's Singles First Round Tuesday Jan 6
Peter Gojowczyk beat Alejandro Falla 6-0 6-1
6-Lu Yen-Hsun beat Somdev Devvarman 6-3 6-4
5-Guillermo Garcia-Lopez beat Evgeny Donskoy 6-7(3) 6-2 6-3
Pablo Carreno beat Alejandro Gonzalez 6-1 6-3
Tatsuma Ito beat Ramkumar Ramanathan 6-3 6-3
Aljaz Bedene beat Lukas Lacko 7-6(0) 6-3
Jiri Vesely beat Vijay Sundar Prashanth 6-2 6-1
Ricardas Berankis beat Luca Vanni 6-1 2-6 7-5
Elias Ymer beat Igor Sijsling 6-4 4-6 6-3