News from 39 and 40 week 2012 : 24 September to 30 September and 1 October to 7 October

                ATP SCHEDULE  

&    

WTA SCHEDULE 

OCTOBER

1ST CHINA OPEN
BEIJING, CHINA
OUTDOOR,
ASPHALT
NOVAK DJOKOVIC (1) >> RESULTS
1ST JAPAN OPEN TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS
TOKYO, JAPAN
OUTDOOR,
ASPHALT
KEI NISHIKORI (8) >> RESULTS
7TH SHANGHAI ROLEX MASTERS
SHANGHAI, CHINA
OUTDOOR,
ASPHALT
  >> RESULTS
15TH IF STOCKHOLM OPEN
STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
INDOOR,
ASPHALT
   
15TH KREMLIN CUP
MOSCOW, RUSSIA
INDOOR,
ASPHALT
   
15TH ERSTE BANK OPEN
VIENNA, AUSTRIA
INDOOR,
ASPHALT
   
22ND SWISS INDOORS BASEL
BASEL, SWITZERLAND
INDOOR,
CARPET
   
22ND VALENCIA OPEN 500
VALENCIA, SPAIN
INDOOR,
ASPHALT
   
29TH BNP PARIBAS MASTERS
PARIS, FRANCE
INDOOR,
CARPET
   

 

OCTOBER

DATE EVENT NOTES WINNER RESULTS
8TH GENERALI LADIES LINZ
LINZ, AUSTRIA
INDOOR,
ASPHALT
  >> RESULTS
8TH HP JAPAN WOMEN’S OPEN
OSAKA, JAPAN
OUTDOOR,
ASPHALT
  >> RESULTS
15TH KREMLIN CUP
MOSCOW, RUSSIA
INDOOR,
ASPHALT
   
15TH BGL BNP PARIBAS LUXEMBOURG OPEN
LUXEMBOURG, LUXEMBOURG
INDOOR,
ASPHALT
   
22ND TEB BNP PARIBAS WTA CHAMPIONSHIPS
ISTANBUL, TURKEY
OUTDOOR,
ASPHALT
   
30TH SOFIA TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS
SOFIA, BULGARIA
INDOOR,
ASPHALT
   

TOKYO — Canada’s Milos Raonic failed in his bid for a third title this season, losing 7-6 (5), 3-6, 6-0 to Kei Nishikori in the final of the Japan Open on Sunday.

The victory gave the 22-year-old Nishikori his second career ATP tour title and first in more than four years.

Nishikori, ranked No. 17, put on a fine all-around display before a packed house at Ariake Colosseum to record the triumph against the sixth-seeded Raonic, who’s 21 and hails from Thornhill, Ont.

BEIJING — Top-seeded Victoria Azarenka has won her fifth title of the year by dominating second-seeded Maria Sharapova 6-3, 6-1 at the China Open on Sunday.

It was the third time this year that Azarenka won a title by beating Sharapova in the final after the Australian Open and Indian Wells.

Sharapova struggled with Azarenka’s power throughout the 1 hour, 28-minute match and also served six double faults in the opening set but cut back to only one double fault in the second.

BEIJING — Top-seeded Novak Djokovic extended his perfect record at the China Open when he defeated third-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France 7-6 (4), 6-2 in the final on Sunday.

Djokovic has won the tournament on all three occasions he has entered, beating Marin Cilic in the 2009 final and David Ferrer in 2010. He has a 14-0 record at the tournament.

The Serb has won 65 matches this season, the most wins by any player on the ATP tour. Djokovic has also won four titles this year, including defending his Australian Open title.

News from 39 and 40 week 2012 :

24 September to 30 September

and

1 October to 7 October

Sunday, October 07, 2012

Nishikori thrills with victory over Raonic to win Japan Open

Azarenka cruises to victory over Sharapova to win China Open

Verdasco, Kohlschreiber secure first-round wins in Shanghai

Djokovic beats Tsonga for third China Open title