2013 Topshelf Open

Jul 12, 2013 by

The 2013 Topshelf Open was played in Rosmalen, Netherlands from 16-22 June and took place on outdoor grass courts. It is currently part of the ATP’s 250 Series and the WTA International Tournaments. While only 2 of the world’s top 20 men were here, #1 seed and world ranked #4 David Ferrer added a bit of star power. In the women’s section, world #11 Roberta Vinci was the top seed, as most of the tour’s elite were focusing on the Wimbledon Championships. Men’s Singles Ferrer didn’t get much of an opportunity to stamp his quality on the event, as he was knocked out in round 1 by Xavier Malisse, a former top 20 player. The straight sets defeat was something of a shock and Malisse made it all the way to the semi-finals. Steve...

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Review of the 2013 Delray Beach International Tennis Championship...

Mar 13, 2013 by

The Delray Beach International Tennis Championship is an established part of the ATP World Tour and the 2013 event was the 21st edition. The tournament was played from 25 February to 3 March on a hard court surface with a total prize fund of almost $520,000 attracting 6 of the world’s top 30 ranked players in the singles event. The main attractions were John Isner, Tommy Haas and Sam Querrey who were seeded #1, #2 and #3 respectively. Singles Review Yet those expecting to see the favorite’s progress all the way to the final were in for a surprise. Isner and Haas were beaten semi-finalists while Querrey was defeated in the second round. It turned out that the week was to belong to unseeded Latvian Ernests Gulbis who defeated little known Edouard Roger-Vasselin 7-6,...

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2013 PBZ Zagreb Indoors Overview...

Feb 21, 2013 by

The PBZ Zagreb Indoors was this year’s first stop on the ATP World Tour. Hosted in Zagreb, Croatia, the tournament took place from February 2 until February 10, 2013. Played indoors on a hard court, the PBZ Zagreb Indoors hosted games with players from Croatia, Italy, Russia, Austria, Slovakia, Bulgaria and Cyprus. The event consisted of men’s singles and men’s doubles matches, and over $629,000 in total prize money was up for grabs. See also: 2013 Open Sud de France Overview The singles main draw entrants in the 2013 PBZ Zagreb Indoors included Marin Čilić, Mikhail Mikhailovich Youzhny, Jürgen Melzer, Martin Kližan, Marcos Baghdatis, Grigor Dimitrov, and Lukáš Lacko. Wildcard entrants for the singles main draw included Nikola Mektić, Mate Pavić, and Antonio Veić. Veić’s receiving of the wildcard caused an upset in the...

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