WTA SCHEDULE : March 2013

WTA Brasil Tennis Cup

WTA BRASIL TENNIS CUP

Florianopolis, BRAZIL
Feb 24 – Mar 02

BNP Paribas

2013 BNP PARIBAS OPEN MATCH SCHEDULE

Indian Wells Tennis Garden, Indian Wells, California

March 4 – 17, 2013

WTA Premier Schedule 
March 4-5 – Women’s Qualifying (Free Admission)
March 6-17 – Women’s Main Draw
March 6-16- Women’s Doubles Draw

ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Schedule 
March 5-6 – Men’s Qualifying Draw 
(Free Admission on March 5 only)
March 7-17 – Men’s Main Draw
March 8-16 Men’s Doubles Draw 

DAY DATE WTA
Rounds
WTA Tour
ATP
Rounds
ATP Tour
STADIUM
COURT
OUTSIDE
COURTS
DAY EVENING
Mon 4-Mar Qualifying       10:00am
Tue 5-Mar Qualifying Qualifying     10:00am
Wed 6-Mar 1st Rd Qualifying 11:00am   11:00am
Thur 7-Mar 1st Rd 1st Rd 11:00am 7:00pm 11:00am
Fri 8-Mar 2nd Rd 1st Rd 11:00am 7:00pm 11:00am
Sat 9-Mar 2nd Rd 2nd Rd 11:00am 7:00pm 11:00am
Sun 10-Mar 3rd Rd 2nd Rd 11:00am 7:00pm 11:00am
Mon 11-Mar 3rd Rd 3rd Rd 11:00am 7:00pm 11:00am
Tue 12-Mar Rd of 16 3rd Rd 11:00am 7:00pm 11:00am
Wed 13-Mar Quarterfinals Rd of 16 11:00am 7:00pm 11:00am
Thur 14-Mar Quarterfinals Quarterfinals 11:00am 7:00pm  
Fri 15-Mar Semifinals Quarterfinals 11:00am 6:30pm  
Sat 16-Mar Doubles Final Singles Semifinals;
Doubles Final
12:00pm    
Sun 17-Mar Final Final 12:00pm    
 

*All times and match schedule are subject to change.
Please arrive at least ½ hour before start of final weekend matches to avoid traffic and delays.

ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Tennis Tournament - Sony Ericsson Open - Miami, U.S.A

Sony Open Tennis
  • Name: Sony Open Tennis
  • Category: ATP World Tour Masters 1000
  • Place: Miami, U.S.A.
  • Date: 20.03.2013-31.03.2013
  • Draw Size: S-96 D-32
  • Surface: Hard
  • Prize Money: $ 4,330,625
The Sony Open is one of the most prestigious titles in professional tennis – and the tournament has become renowned for its colour, music and glamour.
Mission

One of the only combined two-week tennis events on the WTA and ATP World Tour calendars, the Sony Open features the world’s top-ranked pros – 96 men and 96 women – in singles competition, and 32 men’s teams and 32 women’s teams in doubles action.

Company Overview
Considered one of the most prestigious titles in professional tennis, the Sony Open has been awarded “Tournament of the Year” by the ATP in nine of the last 13 years. It has also been named “Tournament of the Year” by the WTA Tour. 

Since Sony began its sponsorship of the Open in 2007, the tournament has become renowned for its colour, music and glamour, with regular fashion shows, live musical performances, stunts and parties. 

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ATP SCHEDULE March 2013

Centre Court

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  • Name: BNP Paribas Open
  • Category: ATP World Tour Masters 1000
  • Place: Indian Wells, U.S.A.
  • Date: 07.03.2013-17.03.2013
  • Draw Size: S-96 D-32
  • Surface: Hard
  • Prize Money: $ 4,330,625
  • Centre Court

Tennis Fans Flock To Indian Wells 
The BNP Paribas Open, the first of nine ATP World Tour Masters 1000 events, showcases the best men’s and women’s players at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. With the National 9/11 Flag on display in the first week, the 37th edition of the BNP Paribas Open was the most successful tournament in its history, achieving an attendance milestone of 370,406 fans.

ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Tennis Tournament - Sony Ericsson Open - Miami, U.S.A

Sony Open Tennis

  • Name: Sony Open Tennis
  • Category: ATP World Tour Masters 1000
  • Place: Miami, U.S.A.
  • Date: 20.03.2013-31.03.2013
  • Draw Size: S-96 D-32
  • Surface: Hard
  • Prize Money: $ 4,330,625

ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Tennis Tournament - Sony Ericsson Open - Miami, U.S.A

A Favourite Among Fans And Players 
The 12-day Sony Open Tennis boasts the participation of the world’s top men’s and women’s players, and has become the place to be seen in Miami. The tournament broke its all-time attendance record in 2012, with 326, 131 fans turning out for the two week event. Players have selected it as the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournament of the year six times, from 2002-06 and in ’08.

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Men’s Tennis champions : 8 Week 2013

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OPEN 13 2013

TSONGA DENIES BERDYCH

FOR

MARSEILLE CROWN;

MARSEILLE, France — Jo-Wilfried Tsonga saved a match point before overcoming top-seeded Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic 3-6, 7-6 (6), 6-4 Sunday in the final of the Open 13.

The third-seeded Frenchman won his first title of the season and 10th of his career.

“That means much more than a 10th title,” said Tsonga, who also won the tournament in 2009. “I could feel it coming. I’ve worked hard. It rewards my efforts at the beginning of the season. That’s great. I play better than last year.”

Tsonga hired Roger Rasheed of Australia as coach last October in an effort to improve his game.

“This one was very close, I had very big chances,” said Berdych, who led the Czech Republic to the Davis Cup title last year. “I was unlucky, I wasn’t able to make them. It just happens sometimes.”

 

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COPA CLARO 2013

FERRER

RETAINS

BUENOS AIRES TROPHY;

WINS 20TH TITLE

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — David Ferrer won his second tournament of the season by defeating Stanislas Wawrinka 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 on Sunday to successfully defend his Copa Claro title in the Argentine capital.

The top-seeded Ferrer broke his opponent six times — including three in the final set — to clinch the 20th title of his career. He won the Heineken Open last month in Auckland, New Zealand.

“Winning 20 ATP tournaments is tough to do,” Ferrer said. “Never in my life did I think I would win 20. It is something that, well, dreams come true more than we think.”

Wawrinka was aiming for his fourth ATP title, but could not match the consistency of Ferrer on the outdoor clay court. The Swiss’ last tournament victory was in 2011 at Chennai, India.

Backed by strong support from the Argentine crowd, the Ferrer promised to return.

“I will be back next year,” he said. “I’ll keep coming back here until my legs can hold up anymore.”

In the doubles final, the Italian pair of Simone Bolelli and Fabio Fognini defeated American Nicholas Monroe and Simon Stadler of Germany 6-3, 6-2.

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U.S. NATIONAL INDOOR TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS 2013

NISHIKORI DISMISSES LOPEZ

FOR

MEMPHIS TITLE

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Kei Nishikori played so well that Feliciano Lopez felt as if the 23-year-old Japanese player knew exactly what he wanted to do and where he was hitting to.

Nishikori used his speed Sunday in winning his third career title and second since October, beating Lopez of Spain 6-2, 6-3 in the U.S. National Indoor Championships at The Racquet Club.

“I knew he was a great player obviously, but he played in a way that I could not play my game I think,” Lopez said. “He was very, very fast so I didn’t find the way to be aggressive and to attack basically, which is the way I have to play, and I couldn’t do it at all because he was always there. He knew where I was going to be, and he was there waiting sometimes.”

Nishikori needed only 67 minutes to improve to 3-2 in finals. He won his first career title in Delray Beach in 2008, but now he quickly followed up becoming the first Japanese winner at the Tokyo Open in October by starting 11-2 this year with another title.

“It is such a big step for me to win these tournaments, and yeah 500 (points), that’s big for me now,” Nishikori said about the ranking points this win brings. “Try to be top 10, that’s my goal this year. It is important to win big points like this, and I think it’s a good start … I have a lot of things to do of course but yeah, it’s a good start.”

Bob and Mike Bryan, the top seeds, won their 85th career doubles title earlier Sunday, beating James Blake and Jack Sock 6-1, 6-2.

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women’s Tennis champions : 8 Week 2013

KVITOVA

WINS

10 th WTA TITLE

IN

DUBAI

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova won her first title in six months when she beat Sara Errani 6-2, 1-6, 6-1 in the Dubai Championships final on Saturday.

Kvitova also beat the Italian en route to her previous title — her ninth — in New Haven on the eve of the U.S. Open.

Despite her improving game, Kvitova downplayed her latest success.

“I am not thinking like this is a turning point or turning tournament for me,” said Kvitova, who won Wimbledon in 2011. There are “a lot of great players in the top, and that’s hard to beat them. I’m still thinking about my game. That’s the priority for me.”

“She was hitting so strong, making winners everywhere,” Errani said. “I had to change something to try to win the match, and I did in the second set, tried to go more on the net, be more aggressive. On the baseline she was playing unbelievable, so it was very tough.”

Kvitova admitted the second set depressed her. What changed in the deciding set was staving off break points in her second service game. Boosted, she went on to put away Errani.

“I think I had my chances in the third set, love-40 on many games, and I lost them,” Errani said.

Errani also reached the indoor final in Paris this month. She and Roberta Vinci, whom she beat in the semifinals, won the Australian Open doubles title.

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women’s Tennis champions : 7 Week 2013

AZARENKA

BEATS

SERENA WILLIAMS

TO GRAB

16TH TITLE

Associated Press
2/17/2013 3:14:42 PM

DOHA, Qatar — Defending champion Victoria Azarenka beat Serena Williams 7-6 (6), 2-6, 6-3 to win the Qatar Open on Sunday, earning her 16th title and ending a 10-match losing streak against the American.

Azarenka will give up the No. 1 ranking to the second-ranked Williams on Monday but extended her current winning streak to 14 matches, which included her second Australian Open title. More importantly, she may have turned around what has been a one-sided rivalry against Williams. Azarenka had not beaten Williams since 2009 in Miami, and had a 1-11 record against the American going into Sunday’s final.

“It feels incredible,” Azarenka said. “You know, this tournament is really great. … It had such a strong field going into it, and I’m really glad that in the end of the week I’m the one who’s holding the trophy.”

Williams praised Azarenka’s performance but insisted she still wasn’t at her best. Struggling at times with a cold and still nursing a right ankle injury that bothered her at the Australian Open, Williams appeared sluggish in early-round matches and needed three sets to beat Petra Kvitova in the quarterfinals.

Williams had won her last eight finals. Still, she took comfort in the fact that she is returning to the No. 1 ranking for the first time in almost two and a half years. She becomes the oldest player to hold that title, breaking the mark previously held by Chris Evert, who was No. 1 in 1985 just shy of her 31st birthday.

“I’m definitely not happy, but I’m No. 1,” she said, smiling. “It was such a long journey, and after winning Wimbledon and the U.S. Open and the (WTA) Championships, I thought, I just don’t think I can win anymore. I don’t know what it takes to be No. 1. So it was awesome to come here and achieve that goal.”

But with Azarenka’s win on Sunday, Williams’ stay atop the rankings may only last one week.

Azarenka can reclaim the top spot in Dubai next week if she reaches the final and Williams does not.

But the rivalry doesn’t seem to prevent the players from getting along off the court, as they laughed and chatted about the upcoming Academy Awards after the trophy ceremony.

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Men’s Tennis champions : 7 Week 2013

DEL POTRO BEATS BENNETEAU

IN

STRAIGHT SETS TO WIN ABN AMRO

Associated Press
2/17/2013 11:23:16 AM

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands — Juan Martin Del Potro beat Julien Benneteau 7-6 (2), 6-3 Sunday to win the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament, going one better than his runner-up spot last year to win his 14th ATP title.

Benneteau managed what no other player at the tournament achieved — breaking Del Potro’s service twice in the first set — but always struggled to hold his own service against the big-hitting Argentine and crumbled in the second set.

The 2009 U.S. Open winner had not dropped a service game heading into the final. He lost last year’s final to Roger Federer.

Benneteau, who ended the No. 2-ranked Federer’s quest to defend his title in the quarterfinals, is now 0-8 in ATP finals.

“We are getting closer and closer. I am sure with you I can win a title,” Benneteau said as he thanked his coach, Loic Courteau.

 

NADAL

WINS BRAZIL OPEN, FIRST TITLE

SINCE RETURN FROM INJURY

Associated Press
2/17/2013 3:36:27 PM

SAO PAULO, Brazil — The last time Rafael Nadal won in Brazil, it was at the very start of the most dominant clay-court career tennis has ever seen.

Eight years later, Nadal hopes his second title here will mark the restart.

Nadal beat David Nalbandian 6-2, 6-3 in the final of the Brazil Open on Sunday, his first trophy since returning from a seven-month layoff to treat his left knee.

“Brazil will always be in my heart,” Nadal said. “Big things started to happen after I won here in 2005 and hopefully this is the start of something good again.”

So lifting a trophy again felt extra good this time.

“I’ll definitely enjoy this one because of all the problems that I’ve gone through with the knee,” Nadal said. “When I won for the first time here I was just starting and hopefully this will mark a new beginning.”

It was Nadal’s first title since winning the French Open for the seventh time last June. Thirty-seven of his titles have been on clay.

RAONIC BEATS HAAS

FOR THIRD STRAIGHT

SAP OPEN TITLE

Associated Press
2/17/2013 9:33:23 PM

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Now that the final match has been played at the SAP Open, Canada’s Milos Raonic would like to take the court with him.

The Thornhill, Ont., native became the first player in more than a half-century to win this tournament three straight times, beating Tommy Haas 6-4, 6-3 Sunday for the title in the final year of the Bay Area tournament.

“I think roll up the court, put it in my bag and hopefully it doesn’t get lost on a flight,” Raonic said.

Raonic has never lost in 12 matches in this event and became the first player in the Open era that began in 1968 to win this tournament three straight times and first overall since Tony Trabert did it from 1953-55.

Haas fought off two break points in the opening game of the second set but was broken in his final two service games to end the match. He hit a slice backhand long to fall behind 4-3 and was unable to overcome a 0-40 hole in the final game.

“There’s nothing I could have done. I really didn’t play a bad match. I just came up against a guy who played some unbelievable tennis today,” Haas said. “He served extremely well. He had a lot of confidence in that serve. He played risky when he had to and got rewarded for it. That’s his game. That’s what makes it so tough. It puts pressure on me trying to hold serve. He was feeling it.”

The 34-year-old Haas has won only one title since 2009, beating Roger Federer in Halle last year.

In the doubles final, Xavier Malisse and Frank Moser beat Lleyton Hewitt and Marinko Matosevic 6-0, 6-7 (5), 10-4.

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Men’s Tennis champions : 6 Week 2013

 Gasquet

OPEN SUD DE FRANCE 2013

GASQUET CAPTURES SECOND TITLE OF 2013

Montpellier, France

Richard Gasquet became the first two-time ATP World Tour titlist of the season on Sunday.

The third seed improved his ATP World Tour-best match record to 14-1 in 2013 with a victory 6-2, 6-3 over fellow Frenchman and eighth seed Benoit Paire in theOpen Sud de France final, which lasted 69 minutes

VTR OPEN 2013

ZEBALLOS STUNS NADAL IN VINA DEL MAR FINAL; WINS

FIRST ATP WORLD TOUR TITLE

Vina del Mar, Chile

FIRST-TIME WINNER SPOTLIGHT: HORACIO ZEBALLOS

Zeballos

Horacio Zeballos toppled Rafael Nadal 6-7(2), 7-6(6), 6-4 on Sunday to claim his first ATP World Tour title at the VTR Open in Vina del Mar. Zeballos became just the third player to defeat Nadal in a clay-court final, joining Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic

ATPWorldTour.com caught up with the new champion following his victory.

Read Match Report 

How does it feel to win your first ATP World Tour title, beating arguably the best clay court player in history?

It is an incredible feeling. I had never imagined being able to win a title or defeating the best clay court player in history. The feeling is unique. I wish this moment could stop in time and never end, but if it stops, I will for sure remember it my whole life..

Nadal/Monaco, Starace/Lorenzi

ATP WORLD TOUR 2013 – WEEK 6

LORENZI/STARACE CAPTURE VINA DEL MAR TITLE

Paolo Lorenzi and Potito Starace won their first team title at the VTR Openon Sunday, defeating Juan Monaco and Rafael Nadal 6-2, 6-4 in Vina del Mar. The Italians converted four of their eight break points to clinch the trophy in 66 minutes.

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PBZ ZAGREB INDOORS 2013

CILIC CLAIMS THIRD ZAGREB TROPHY

Zagreb, Croatia

Marin Cilic won his third PBZ Zagreb Indoorstitle on Sunday with a 6-3, 6-1 victory overJurgen Melzer of Austria in the final, which lasted 67 minutes. The Croatian now has a 9-7 record in ATP World Tour finals.

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PBZ ZAGREB INDOORS 2013

KNOWLE/POLASEK CRUISE TO ZAGREB CROWN

Zagreb, Croatia

 Second seeds Julian Knowle andFilip Polasek defeated CroatiansIvan Dodig and Mate Pavic 6-3, 6-3 on Sunday to capture the PBZ Zagreb Indoors doubles title.

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WTA SCHEDULE : FEBRUARY 2013

FEBRUARY 2013

DATE EVENT NOTES WINNER RESULTS
9TH FED CUP QUARTERFINAL – AUS AT CZE
CEZ ARENA, OSTRAVA, CZECH REPUBLIC
INDOOR,
ASPHALT
  >> RESULTS
9TH FED CUP QUARTERFINAL – USA AT ITA
105 STADIUM, RIMINI, ITALY
INDOOR,
CLAY
  >> RESULTS
9TH FED CUP QUARTERFINAL – JPN AT RUS
OLYMPIC STADIUM, MOSCOW, RUSSIA
INDOOR,
ASPHALT
  >> RESULTS
9TH FED CUP QUARTERFINAL – SVK AT SRB
HALA “CAIR”, NIS, SERBIA
INDOOR,
ASPHALT
  >> RESULTS
11TH QATAR TOTAL OPEN
DOHA, QATAR
OUTDOOR,
ASPHALT
   
17TH U.S. NATIONAL INDOOR TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS
THE RACQUET CLUB OF MEMPHIS, MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE
INDOOR,
ASPHALT
   
18TH DUBAI DUTY FREE CHAMPIONSHIPS
DUBAI TENNIS STADIUM, DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
OUTDOOR,
ASPHALT
   
18TH XXI COPA BBVA COLSANITAS
CENTRO DE ALTO RENDIMIENTO, BOGOTA, COLOMBIA
OUTDOOR,
CLAY
   
24TH WTA BRASIL TENNIS INTERNATIONAL
FLORIANOPOLIS, BRAZIL
OUTDOOR,
ASPHALT
   
25TH ABIERTO MEXICANO TELCEL
ACAPULCO, MEXICO
OUTDOOR,
CLAY
   
25TH BMW MALAYSIAN OPEN
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA
OUTDOOR,
ASPHALT

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News from 5 week 2013 : 28 January to 3 February

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NADAL PUTS HURT KNEE TO THE TEST,

SLAMS DOPING IN TENNIS

TOP-SEEDED CILIC, YOUZHNY

SET UP

SEMI IN ZAGREB INDOORS

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CANADA TOPS COLOMBIA TO REACH FED CUP GROUP I FINAL

News from 5 week 2013 :  28 January to 3 February

Sunday, February 03, 2013

Canada upsets top-ranked Spain in Davis Cup tie

Querrey beats Alves to lift US past Brazil in Davis Cup

Unseeded Barthel upsets Errani to win Open GDF Suez final

Fognini helps Italy beat Croatia in Davis Cup

Llodra, Gasquet help France rout Israel in Davis Cup

Berdych, Czech Republic take out Switzerland in Davis Cup

Kazakhstan’s secures passage to Davis Cup quarters

Kirilenko beats Lisicki in tiebreaker to win Pattaya Open

ATP SCHEDULE FEBRUARY 2013

ATP SCHEDULE FEBRUARY 2013

Davis Cup First Round

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01.02.2013            Davis Cup First Round          Davis Cup

2013 World Group First Round Canada vs. Spain – Thunderbird Sports Centre, Vancouver, Canada;

Italy vs. Croatia – Palavela, Turin, Italy;

Belgium vs. Serbia – Spiroudome de Charleroi, Charleroi, Belgium;

United States of America vs. Brazil – Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, USA;

France vs. Israel – Kindarena, Rouen, France;

Argentina vs. Germany – Parque Roca, Buenos Aires, Argentina;

Kazakhstan vs. Austria – National Tennis Centre, Astana, Kazakhstan;

Switzerland vs. Czech Republic – Palexpo, Geneva, Switzerland

Montpellier 

Montpellier 2013

04.02.2013          Open Sud de France Montpellier, France Indoor Hard

  • Name: Open Sud de France
  • Category: ATP World Tour 250
  • Place: Montpellier, France
  • Date: 04.02.2013-10.02.2013
  • Draw Size: S-28 D-16
  • Surface: Indoor Hard
  • Prize Money: € 410,200
Montpellier Prospers In European February Indoor Season Montpellier,
one of the fastest-growing cities in France over the past 25 years, hosted its first ATP World Tour 250 tennis tournament in late October of 2010.
The indoor hard court event, which had relocated from Lyon, was then played in 2012 in a multi-purpose venue called the ARENA, which has a total capacity of 14,000 and seating for 7,500 during the tournament.
PBZ Zagreb Indoors
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04.02.2013          PBZ Zagreb Indoors Zagreb, Croatia Indoor Hard 

  • Name: PBZ Zagreb Indoors
  • Category: ATP World Tour 250
  • Place: Zagreb, Croatia
  • Date: 04.02.2013-10.02.2013
  • Draw Size: S-28 D-16
  • Surface: Indoor Hard
  • Prize Money: € 410,200

Croatian Excellence At PBZ Zagreb Indoors

The PBZ Zagreb Indoors is the first European stop on the ATP World Tour calendar. Croatians have enjoyed success in their capital city, beginning with Ivan Ljubicic’s triumph at the inaugural event in 2006. He went on to runner-up efforts the following two years. Marin Cilic maintained Croatia’s final streak as he won back-to-back titles in 2009-10, while Ivan Dodig lifted his first title in 2011. Russia’s Mikhail Youzhny ended the Croatian run when he defeated Slovakia’s Lukas Lacko in the 2012 final.

VTR Open

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04.02.2013           VTR Open Viña del Mar, Chile Clay 

  • Name: VTR Open
  • Category: ATP World Tour 250
  • Place: Viña del Mar, Chile
  • Date: 04.02.2013-10.02.2013
  • Draw Size: S-28 D-16
  • Surface: Clay
  • Prize Money: $ 410,200

Tennis Returns Viña del Mar The VTR Open returned to Viña del Mar in 2012, after a brief stint in Santiago. It is the first clay-court tournament of the ATP World Tour season and also the opening leg of the four-tournament swing through Latin America, aptly coined the “Golden Swing” in honour of top Chileans and Olympic Gold medalists Fernando Gonzalez and Nicolas Massu. Gonzalez is a four-time champion.

ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament

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11.02.2013             ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament Rotterdam, The Netherlands 

  • Name: ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament
  • Category: ATP World Tour 500
  • Place: Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Date: 11.02.2013-17.02.2013
  • Draw Size: S-32 D-16
  • Surface: Indoor Hard
  • Prize Money: € 1,267,875

Dutch Titlist Due In Rotterdam

The first edition of the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament, held in 1974, was won by Dutch tennis ace Tom Okker. Tennis fans in The Netherlands had to wait until 1995 for another Dutchman – Richard Krajicek – to title at the indoor hard court event. Winners in the intervening years include illustrious players such as Arthur Ashe, Jimmy Connors, Björn Borg, Boris Becker and Stefan Edberg. Since then, stars such as Roger Federer, Yevgeny Kafelnikov, Lleyton Hewitt and Andy Murray have all lifted the trophy.
SAP Open
SAP Open

11.02.2013               SAP Open San Jose, U.S.A. Indoor  11.02.2013    

  • Name: SAP Open
  • Category: ATP World Tour 250
  • Place: San Jose, U.S.A.
  • Date: 11.02.2013-17.02.2013
  • Draw Size: S-28 D-16
  • Surface: Indoor Hard
  • Prize Money: $ 546,930

       SAP Open Boasts Long Line Of Great Champions

The SAP Open is the second oldest men’s professional tennis tournament in the United States, first held in 1889. In its 120-year history, the tournament has seen great champions such as Arthur Ashe, John McEnroe, Rod Laver, Jimmy Connors, Stefan Edberg, Ivan Lendl, Pete Sampras and more recently, Andre Agassi, Lleyton Hewitt, Andy Murray and Andy Roddick.
Brasil Open 2013
Logo

Brasil Open 2013 Sao Paulo, Brazil Indoor Clay 

  • Name: Brasil Open 2013
  • Category: ATP World Tour 250
  • Place: Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Date: 11.02.2013-17.02.2013
  • Draw Size: S-28 D-16
  • Surface: Indoor Clay
  • Prize Money: $ 455,775

Brasil Open Moves To Sao Paulo After 11 successful years in Costa do Sauipe, the Brasil Open moved in 2012 to Sao Paulo, where it was played at the Complexo Desportivo Constâncio Vaz Guimarães. The ATP World Tour 250 clay-court tournament also moved from outdoors to indoors due to regular wet weather in Sao Paulo in February.

U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships

U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships 2013

18.02.2013           U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships Memphis, U.S. Indoor Hard 

  • Name: Brasil Open 2013
  • Category: ATP World Tour 250
  • Place: Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Date: 11.02.2013-17.02.2013
  • Draw Size: S-28 D-16
  • Surface: Indoor Clay
  • Prize Money: $ 455,775

Borg Starts Tradition Of Champions In Memphis The U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships is played at the Racquet Club of Memphis, the only private club in the world to host a professional men’s and women’s combined indoor event. Beginning with Bjorn Borg’s triumph in 1977, Memphis has counted nine year-end ATP World Tour No. 1s among its winners – including Americans Jimmy Connors, Andre Agassi and Andy Roddick.

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18.02.2013          Open 13 Marseille, France Indoor Hard 

Frenchmen Step Up At Open 13 In Marseille
The Open 13 is one of five French tournaments on the ATP World Tour calendar, held on the Mediterranean coast in the city of Marseille. Former ATP player Jean-Francois Caujolle was a driving force in bringing a tour-level event to his hometown, and since the inaugural event in 1993, six Frenchmen have lifted the Marseille trophy – Guy Forget-1996; Fabrice Santoro-1999; Arnaud Clement-2006; Gilles Simon-2007; Jo-Wilfried Tsonga-2009 and Michael Llodra-2011.

  • Name: Open 13
  • Category: ATP World Tour 250
  • Place: Marseille, France
  • Date: 18.02.2013-24.02.2013
  • Draw Size: S-28 D-16
  • Surface: Indoor Hard
  • Prize Money: € 528,135

ATP World Tour 250 Tennis Tournament - Copa Telmex - Buenos Aires, Argentina

18.02.2013           Copa Claro Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay 

  • Name: Copa Claro
  • Category: ATP World Tour 250
  • Place: Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Date: 18.02.2013-24.02.2013
  • Draw Size: S-32 D-16
  • Surface: Clay
  • Prize Money: $ 493,670
  • Argentines At Home In Buenos Aires “Cathedral” 
    The Copa Claro is the third stop of the four-tournament Latin American swing, and is contested on clay at the Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club, known as the “Cathedral of Argentinean tennis”. An Argentine has reached the final in nine of the 11 editions of the ATP World Tour 250 tournament, with champions including Guillermo Coria, Gaston Gaudio, Juan Monaco and David Nalbandian.
  • Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships
  • Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships logo

25.02.2013           Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Dubai, U.A.E Hard 

  • Name: Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships
  • Category: ATP World Tour 500
  • Place: Dubai, U.A.E
  • Date: 25.02.2013-02.03.2013
  • Draw Size: S-32 D-16
  • Surface: Hard
  • Prize Money: $ 1,785,500

ATP World Tour Reaches Exhilirating Heights In Dubai 
Since its inaugural tournament in 1993, the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships has consistently showcased the world’s best players in competition and also in spectacular locations around Dubai. In 2005, two ATP World Tour Champions – Andre Agassi and Roger Federer – scaled the Burj Al Arab for a friendly practice session atop the helipad at the iconic hotel. The tournament has won the ATP World Tour 500 award eight times in nine years (2003-06, 2008-11).

Abierto Mexicano Telcel

25.02.2013            Abierto Mexicano Telcel Acapulco, Mexico Clay 

  • Name: Abierto Mexicano Telcel
  • Category: ATP World Tour 500
  • Place: Acapulco, Mexico
  • Date: 25.02.2013-02.03.2013
  • Draw Size: S-32 D-16
  • Surface: Clay
  • Prize Money: $ 1,212,750

The Crowning Jewel Of The Golden Swing 
The Abierto Mexicano Telcel, one of 11 ATP World Tour 500 events, concludes the four-tournament “Golden Swing” through Latin America. The event, held at the Fairmont Acapulco Princess, is a favourite destination amongst players – particularly clay court specialists. In 2007, Acapulco won the ATP World Tour award for best tournament of the year in its category.

Delray Beach International Tennis Championships

Delray Beach International Tennis Championships logo

  • Name: Delray Beach International Tennis Championships
  • Category: ATP World Tour 250
  • Place: Delray Beach, U.S.A.
  • Date: 25.02.2013-03.03.2013
  • Draw Size: S-32 D-16
  • Surface: Hard
  • Prize Money: $ 455,775

The Delray Beach ITC turns 21!
Delray Beach will welcome back top-ranked American John Isner, previous ITC Champions Mardy Fish, the Bryan Brothers, Tommy Haas, Xavier Malisse, Kevin Anderson and Kei Nishikori and first-time “Beachers” Gael Monfils, Alexandr Dolgopolov and Feliciano Lopez. Delray Beach hosts the world’s only combined ATP World Tour/ATP Champions Tour event. The 2013 Champions Tour event will host returning champions Carlos Moya and Mark Philippoussis plus John McEnroe, Mats Wilander, Pat Cash and Aaron Krickstein. The ITC is notorious for their fan experience.

25.02.2013         Delray Beach International Tennis Championships Delray Beach, U.S.A.

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