Stockholm Open

  • Dimitrov beats Ferrer to win Stockholm Open October 20, 2013

    Stockholm: Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria secured his first ATP tour title Sunday at the Stockholm Open by beating top-seeded David Ferrer of Spain 2-6, 6-3, 6-4. The 22-year-old Dimitrov broke the No. 3-ranked Ferrer's serve three times to finish off the match in just over two hours. Dimitrov opened the year by...
  • Ferrer, Dimitrov reach final of Stockholm Open October 19, 2013

    Stockholm: Top-seeded David Ferrer became the first Spaniard in 37 years to reach the Stockholm Open final when he beat fifth-seeded Ernests Gulbis of Latvia 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 on Saturday. In Sunday's title match, Ferrer will play seventh-seeded Grigor Dimotrov of Bulgaria, who defeated wild card Benoit Paire of France 4-6,...
  • Paire upsets Raonic to reach Stockholm semis October 19, 2013

    Stockholm: French wild-card entry Benoit Paire beat second-seeded Milos Raonic 7-6 (3), 6-3 on Friday to reach the semi-finals of the Stockholm Open. Paire will face seventh-seeded Grigor Dimitrov on Saturday after the Bulgarian beat left-handed Kenny De Schepper of France 6-4, 6-2. Top-seeded David Ferrer of Spain also advanced when his...
  • David Ferrer, Milos Raonic make Stockholm quarters October 18, 2013

    Stockholm: Favorites David Ferrer and Milos Raonic were made to sweat by first-time opponents to reach the Stockholm Open quarter-finals on Thursday. Top-seeded Ferrer made the last eight in Stockholm at his third attempt when he overcame Jack Sock of the United States 4-6, 6-3, 6-1, while second-seeded Raonic was hard-pressed...
  • Sock, Gulbis advance at Stockholm Open October 16, 2013

    Stockholm: American Jack Sock beat Australia's Bernard Tomic in straight sets on Tuesday to set up a second-round match with No.1-seed David Ferrer in the Stockholm Open. The 21-year-old Sock finished off Tomic 6-4, 6-2 in just under an hour. Fifth-seeded Ernests Gulbis of Latvia had more of a struggle as...
  • Benoit Paire reaches 2nd round of Stockholm Open October 15, 2013

    Stockholm: Sixth-seeded Benoit Paire of France defeated Santiago Giraldo of Colombia 6-4, 6-4 on Monday to reach the second round of the Stockholm Open. Paire will next face Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain, who advanced when Jurgen Zopp of Estonia quit because of injury at 5-5 in the first set. In Monday's...
  • Venus Williams storms to Luxembourg Open title October 21, 2012

    Luxembourg: Venus Williams won her first WTA tournament in more than two years, beating Monica Niculescu of Romania 6-2, 6-3 to take the Luxembourg Open title on Sunday. Slowed by injuries and illness for two seasons, Williams showed she still had the winning touch and played steady tennis while Niculescu proved...
  • Berdych beats Tsonga to win Stockholm Open October 21, 2012

    Stockholm: Tomas Berdych won his second ATP title this year by rallying to beat top-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 in the Stockholm Open final on Sunday. The sixth-ranked Czech saved seven of nine breakpoint chances in the hard-fought match to improve to 3-1 against Tsonga and add to...
  • Tsonga to face Berdych in Stockholm Open final October 20, 2012

    Stockholm: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Tomas Berdych will contest the Stockholm Open final after contrasting semi-final wins on Saturday. Top-seeded Tsonga advanced after 2009 champion Marcos Baghdatis retired with a left groin strain in the deciding set, with Tsonga leading 6-4, 4-6, 5-2. Second-seeded Berdych recorded a comfortable 6-3, 6-2 win over...
  • Nieminen, Youzhny advance at Stockholm Open November 16, 2012

    Stockholm: Jarkko Nieminen of Finland and Russia's Mikhail Youzhny advanced to the second round of the Stockholm Open on Monday with straight-set wins. Nieminen, who lost last year's final to Gael Monfils of France, was down 4-2 in the second set but recovered to win the match 6-3, 6-4. Niemenen says "I...
  • Monfils beats Nieminen in Stockholm Open final October 24, 2011

    Stockholm: Top-seeded Gael Monfils won his first title of the year on Sunday after defeating Jarkko Nieminen 7-5, 3-6, 6-2 in the Stockholm Open final. The win is 25-year-old Monfils' fourth title on the ATP tour and he said he was surprised to win his first tournament since picking up a...
  • Bopanna-Qureshi win Stockholm Open October 23, 2011

    Stockholm: Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-haq Qureshi won the Stockholm Open men's doubles title after comprehensively outplaying Marcelo Melo and Bruno Soares in the summit clash on Sunday, enhancing their chances of qualifying for the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals. The top-seeded Indo-Pak pair lived up to its top billing, downing their...
  • Monfils to play Nieminen in Stockholm final October 22, 2011

    Stockholm: Top-seeded Gael Monfils defeated Milos Raonic 6-7 (6), 6-4, 6-3 on Saturday to set up a Stockholm Open final against Jarkko Nieminen. The 10th-ranked Monfils converted three of nine break points against the hard-serving Canadian. He is looking for his first title of the year. Nieminen beat American player James Blake...
  • Monfils reaches semifinals in Stockholm October 22, 2011

    Stockholm: Top-seeded Gael Monfils beat South Africa's Kevin Anderson 7-5, 7-5 on Friday to advance to the semifinals of the Stockholm Open. The 10th-ranked Frenchman made heavy weather of the win, though, allowing his fifth-seeded opponent to break service twice to draw level after racing into a 5-1 lead in the...
  • Bopanna-Qureshi reach Stockholm Open final October 21, 2011

    Stockholm: India's Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi of Pakistan staged a commendable fightback to defeat Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis and Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina and enter the final of the 600,000 Euros Stockholm Open on Friday. The top-seeded India-Pakistan pair won 2-6, 6-2, 10-8, in a match that lasted 68...
  • Monfils the lone seed to advance in Stockholm October 21, 2011

    Stockholm: Gael Monfils of France was the only seeded player to advance during a day of upsets in the second round of the Stockholm Open on Thursday. The top-seeded Monfils beat Bernard Tomic of Australia 6-4, 6-7 (4), 6-4 and will next face fifth-seeded South African Kevin Anderson in the quarterfinals. Unseeded...
  • Blake upsets Del Potro to reach Stockholm quarters October 20, 2011

    Stockholm: James Blake of the United States upset second-seeded Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina 6-4, 6-4 on Wednesday to reach the quarter-finals of the Swedish Open. South Africa's Kevin Anderson and Milos Raonic of Canada also advanced in the Royal Tennis Hall. Anderson needed three sets to beat 33-year-old Tommy Haas...
  • Bopanna-Qureshi enter Stockholm Open quarters October 19, 2011

    Stockholm: India's Rohan Bopanna and his Pakistani partner Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi advanced to the men's doubles quarter-finals of the 600,000 Euros Stockholm Open. The top-seeded India-Pakistan pair defeated Julian Knowle of Austria and Poland's Lukasz Kubot 6-4, 6-4 in the first round in Sweden on Tuesday. They now await the winner of the...
  • Nalbandian advances at Stockholm Open October 19, 2011

    Stockholm: David Nalbandian dropped the first set before going on to beat Xavier Malisse of Belgium 4-6, 7-6 (6), 7-6 (3) in the first round of the Stockholm Open on Tuesday. The Argentine will next face Ivan Dodig of Croatia, who beat Adrian Mannarino of France 7-6 (5), 7-6 (5). South Africa's...
  • Devvarman beaten by Haas in Stockholm October 18, 2011

    Stockholm: Veteran Tommy Haas of Germany advanced to the second round of the Stockholm Open on Monday by beating Somdev Devvarman of India 7-6 (4), 6-4. Haas, ranked 290th in the world and playing on a wild card after coming back from injury, will now play either Kevin Anderson or Guillermo...
  • Federer equals Sampras' 64 career titles October 25, 2010

    Stockholm: Roger Federer beat Germany's Florian Mayer 6-4, 6-3 to win the Stockholm Open on Sunday, matching Pete Sampras' total of 64 career titles. Federer didn't have it all his own way in claiming his third title of the year at the Royal Tennis Hall against the 47th-ranked Mayer. The unorthodox German...
  • Roger Federer storms into Stockholm final October 23, 2010

    Stockholm: Roger Federer could tie another mark by Pete Sampras after reaching the Stockholm Open final by overcoming fourth-seeded Ivan Ljubicic of Croatia 7-6 (5), 6-2 on Saturday. Federer will play Florian Mayer of Germany in Sunday's final after he saved a match point in beating Jarkko Nieminen of Finland 4-6,...
  • Federer enters Stockholm Open semis October 23, 2010

    Stockholm: Roger Federer recovered from a set and 2-0 down to beat fellow Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 on Friday and reach the Stockholm Open semifinals. Wawrinka was in superb form in the first set, breaking in the first and fifth games to take it, as Federer made some uncharacteristic...
  • Federer cruises into Stockholm Open quarters October 22, 2010

    Stockholm: Roger Federer cruised into the Stockholm Open quarterfinals on Thursday in his 900th match on the ATP Tour, beating Taylor Dent of the United States 6-1, 6-2 in 51 minutes. Federer outclassed Dent to record his 727th tour win, in his first match in the Swedish capital for a decade. "When...
  • Nalbandian beats Soderling to win in Stockholm October 13, 2008

    Stockholm: Argentine David Nalbandian held his nerve to beat Swede Robin Soderling 6-2, 5-7, 6-3 on Sunday and win the Stockholm Open in his first appearance at the tournament. It was the ninth career win for Nalbandian, who goes to the Madrid Masters on Monday as the defending champion. "It was a...
  • Nalbandian meets Soderling in Stockholm Open final October 11, 2008

    Stockholm: Top seed David Nalbandian reached the Stockholm Open final with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Finland's Jarkko Nieminen on Saturday. The world No. 7, who has not dropped a set this week, beat Nieminen for the sixth time in 10 meetings to set up a final showdown with home hope...
  • McEnroe lashes out at chair umpire October 14, 2006

    Stockholm: John McEnroe lashed out at the chair umpire after losing in the Stockholm Open doubles with Swedish partner Jonas Bjorkman on Friday. The 47-year-old American and much younger Bjorkman lost 7-6 7-6 to Swede Simon Aspelin and Australian Todd Perry in the second round after failing to capitalise on...
  • McEnroe makes winning return to tennis October 13, 2006

    Stockholm: John McEnroe returned to the Royal Tennis Hall, 21 years after his fourth and last singles title in the Swedish capital, and teamed with Jonas Bjorkman to beat Andreas Vinciguerra and Johan Landsberg 6-3, 6-2 in the first-round match at the Stockholm Open. "It's nice to be back," said McEnroe,...
  • Nadal crashes out of Stockholm Open October 12, 2006

    Stockholm: American James Blake opened the defence of his Stockholm Open title in style on Wednesday, but world number two Rafael Nadal fell in his second round match with Swede Joachim Johansson. Nadal, playing in his first tournament since his quarter-final loss to Russian Mikhail Youzhny in the US Open,...