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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2013 SAP Open Overview

Feb 15, 2013 by

The SAP Open is an annual tennis event held in San Jose, California and is the second oldest tournament in US tennis. The 2013 SAP Open is underway with total prize money standing at $600,000, $98,700 going to the winner. The HP Pavilion is the venue in what is an indoor tournament played on a hard court. It promises to be an exciting and open tournament as the highest ranked player is Milos Raonic who is currently #13 in the world. As an ATP World Tour 250 Series event, it does not often attract the world’s top players as they prefer to play fewer tournaments and usually target events with higher ranking points. See also: 2013 Davis Cup Overview This Year’s Event The single draw had 28 players which mean a total of 5...

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