Thailand Open

  • Milos Raonic beats Tomas Berdych to win Thailand Open September 29, 2013

    Bangkok: Milos Raonic of Canada upset top-seeded Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic 7-6 (4), 6-3 to claim his fifth title at the Thailand Open on Sunday. The No. 11-ranked Raonic put up 18 aces to beat his No. 6-ranked opponent in the final at the Impact Arena in one hour,...
  • Berdych, Simon set up Thailand Open semi-final September 28, 2013

    Bangkok: Top-seeded Tomas Berdych and the in-form Gilles Simon of France will confront each other for the eighth time after both won their Thailand Open quarter-finals on Friday. Fresh from helping the Czech Republic beat Argentina in the Davis Cup semi-finals, Berdych beat Yen-hsun Lu of Taiwan 7-6 (7), 6-4 to...
  • Tomic, Matosevic crash out of Thailand Open September 27, 2013

    Bangkok: Australian tennis players Bernard Tomic and Marinko Matosevic have both lost their second round matches at the Thailand Open here. Frenchman Gilles Simon claimed his 300th match win as he defeated Tomic 6-4, 7-5 on Thursday to reach the quarter-finals of the ATP World Tour event while Matosevic lost to...
  • Paes, Somdev in doubles semis in respective ATP events September 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Leander Paes and his Italian partner Daniele Bracciali on Thursday stormed into the semi-finals of the Thailand Open in Bangkok after defeating Colombian pair of Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah in a three-set thriller. The second seeded Indo-Italian duo emerged 6-7(4) 7-6(8) 10-8 winners in the quarterfinal match...
  • Raonic, Simon, Youzhny reach Thailand Open quarters September 26, 2013

    Bangkok: Milos Raonic of Canada took only one of 16 break chances and still overcame Marinko Matosevic of Australia 7-6 (3), 4-6, 6-4 to open his account in the Thailand Open on Thursday. After a first-round bye, Raonic had to dig deep in a 2 1/2-hour match featuring lengthy baseline rallies....
  • Bernard Tomic reaches 2nd round at Thailand Open September 24, 2013

    Bangkok: Bernard Tomic of Australia advanced to the second round of the Thailand Open when Ivo Karlovic of Croatia retired with a back injury while trailing 6-7 (3), 6-4, 4-2 on Tuesday. Tomic, a quarterfinalist in Bangkok last year, will next face 2006 champion Gilles Simon of France. Other winners include Lukas...
  • Sijsling advances to 2nd round at Thailand Open September 23, 2013

    Bangkok: Igor Sijsling of the Netherlands advanced to the second round of the Thailand Open by beating seventh-seeded Jarkko Nieminen of Finland 6-3, 7-6 (2) on Monday. The 75th-ranked Sijsling will face Robin Haase of the Netherlands. Haase beat Daniel Gimeno-Traver of Spain 6-2, 6-4 at the Impact Arena. The top four...
  • Indian blind football team set for international tournament August 16, 2013

    New Delhi: There's hardly been any publicity and fanfare, but blind football has taken a massive step forward in India. The Indian Blind Sports Association (IBSA), the national sports body for the blind, is sending a squad to represent India at the Thailand Open Football 5-A-Side Tournament 2013 in...
  • Andy Murray confirmed for Thailand Open July 18, 2013

    Bangkok: Newly-crowned Wimbledon champion Andy Murray will compete in the Thailand Open in September, along with two other men ranked in the world's top 10. Joining Murray will be No.6-ranked Tomas Berdych and defending Thailand Open champion Richard Gasquet, ranked 9th. Organizers of the Sept. 21-29 tournament confirmed Thursday that No. 13...
  • Shuttler Srikanth defies odds to win Thailand Open Grand Prix June 9, 2013

    Bangkok: K Srikanth became the latest badminton sensation to emerge from India as he lifted his maiden men's singles title with a stunning straight-game triumph over top-seeded local favourite Boonsak Ponsana at the Thailand Open Grand Prix Gold here today. The 20-year-old from Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, beat world No. 8 Ponsana...
  • Shuttler K Srikanth enters the final at Thailand Open June 8, 2013

    Bangkok: Indian shuttler K Srikanth entered the final of the Thailand Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament after registering a comfortable straight-game victory over local favourite Thammasin Sitthikom in the men's singles event here on Saturday. Srikanth, seeded 13th, took 43 minutes to overcome his opponent 21-14 21-18 at the Nimitbutr National...
  • Thailand Open: Srikanth K in semis; Saina Nehwal, Prannoy HS out June 7, 2013

    Bangkok: On a day when compatriots Saina Nehwal and Prannoy HS failed to clear the quarterfinal hurdle in the Thailand Open Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament, Srikanth K was the lone Indian to survive and march into the semifinals Friday. Srikanth, seeded 13th, dominated his South Korean opponent Wan Ho Son...
  • Saina Nehwal crashes out in Thailand Open quarterfinals June 7, 2013

    Bangkok: Defending champion Saina Nehwal's hopes of retaining her Thailand Grand Prix Gold title went up in smoke as she suffered a stunning three-game defeat to Singapore's Juan Gu in the quarterfinals of the women's singles competition on Friday. The world number two Indian lost 21-13, 12-21, 18-21 to eighth seed...
  • Saina looks to retain titles in Thailand, Indonesia June 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal on Sunday said she expects nothing but defence of her titles in Thailand and Indonesia as she returns to action post a freak toe injury. It will be a busy month for the young Hyderabadi as she will feature in an event in...
  • Richard Gasquet beats Gilles Simon to win Thailand Open September 30, 2012

    Bangkok: Second-seeded Richard Gasquet won his first tournament of the year when he beat former champion Gilles Simon 6-2, 6-1 in an all French final of the Thailand Open at the Impact Arena Muang Thong Thani on Sunday. The No. 14-ranked Gasquet, who last won a title in Nice in 2011,...
  • Tipsarevic, Simon advance to Thailand Open semis November 16, 2012

    Bangkok: Top-seeded Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia out-rallied Fernando Verdasco of Spain from the baseline to win 7-6 (5), 6-4 and move into the Thailand Open semi-final on Friday. Tipsarevic set up a match with 2009 champion Gilles Simon, who won the all-French quarterfinal with Gael Monfils 6-4, 6-1. "It was really tough...
  • Paes-Tecau pair in 2nd round of Thailand Open September 26, 2012

    Bangkok: Leander Paes and Horia Tecau overcame a stiff resistance from the Dutch pair of Robin Haase and Jean-Julien Rojer to progress to the quarter-finals of the ATP Thailand Open, here on Wednesday. The top seeded Indo-Japanese pair recorded a hard-fought 6-4, 7-5 win over their unseeded rivals in one hour...
  • Patience made the difference, says Saina June 10, 2012

    New Delhi: Elated after lifting her second title of the year, Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal on Sunday said that patience and a newly-acquired calm demeanor made all the difference in her Thailand Open triumph in Bangkok. The 22-year-old world number five, who had defended the Swiss Open in March, rallied to...
  • Saina Nehwal clinches Thailand Open title June 10, 2012

    New Delhi: India's ace shuttler Saina Nehwal defeated second seed Ratchanok Inthanon of Thailand 19-21, 21-15, 21-10 to lift the Thailand Open on Sunday. After going down in the first set, Saina clawed back in the second game, as the local favourite, Inthanon looked lost. After that Saina kept the momentum...
  • Saina Nehwal advances to Thailand Open final June 9, 2012

    New Delhi: Saina Nehwal continued to gain in confidence ahead of Olympics as the top-seeded Indian entered the Thailand Open Grand Prix Gold final after beating Porntip Buranaprasertsuk in straight sets in Bangkok on Saturday. Saina won 24-22 21-11 to keep her unbeaten record against third seed Buranaprasertsuk intact, extending it...
  • Saina sails into semifinals of Thailand Open June 8, 2012

    New Delhi: Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal remained on course for her second title of the season as she reached the semifinals of the Thailand Open Grand Prix Gold with a straight-game victory over Sapsiree Taerattanachai in Bangkok on Friday. Top seeded Saina played long rallies and used her effective...
  • Superb Saina storms into Thai Open quarters June 7, 2012

    New Delhi: Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal notched up a straight-game victory over Chinese Li Han to advance to the quarterfinals of Thailand Grand Prix Gold in Bangkok on Thursday. The world number five Indian rode on her smashes to see off Li Han 21-17 21-13 in a 42-minute women's singles...
  • Murray beats Young to win Thailand Open October 2, 2011

    Bangkok: Fourth-ranked Andy Murray claimed his 19th career title in beating American Donald Young 6-2, 6-0 in the final of the Thailand Open at the Impact Arena in Muang Thong Thani on Sunday. The top-seeded Briton was in complete control throughout the 48-minute match, exploiting the lack of experience and unforced...
  • Murray to face Young in Thailand Open final October 2, 2011

    Bangkok: Top-seeded Andy Murray survived a second-set scare to beat Gilles Simon at the Thailand Open on Saturday and set up a final against American Donald Young. Murray won 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 against his French opponent while the 55th-ranked Young beat second-seeded Gael Monfils of France 4-6, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (5)...
  • Murray enters Thailand Open quarters September 29, 2011

    Bangkok: Andy Murray reached the quarter-finals of the Thailand Open by beating Michael Berrer of Germany 6-4, 6-2 on Thursday. Murray, who had a bye in the first round, will next face either Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria or Simone Bolelli of Italy. "I started well and was serving well throughout the match,"...
  • Saina knocked out of Thailand Open August 26, 2011

    New Delhi: Indian challenge ended in the Thailand Open Grand Prix after ace shuttler Saina Nehwal and two others suffered contrasting defeats in the quarter-finals at Bangkok on Friday. Top seed Saina failed to live upto her reputation and lost 13-21 12-21 to seventh seed Xuerui Li of China in a...
  • Saina storms into Thailand Open quarters August 26, 2011

    New Delhi: Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal advanced to the quarterfinals of the Thailand Open Grand Prix Gold after registering a thrilling three-game victory in the women's singles second round in Bangkok on Thursday. World number four Saina beat unseeded Japanese shuttler Mitani Minatsu 21-13 15-21 21-7 in a 46-minute match...
  • Nadal upset by Garcia-Lopez in Thailand October 2, 2010

    Bangkok: World number one Rafael Nadal suffered a surprise 2-6 7-6 6-3 semi-final defeat by unseeded Spanish compatriot Guillermo Garcia-Lopez at the Thailand Open on Saturday. The US Open champion looked set to cruise into the final after a polished first-set performance but had no reply to Garcia-Lopez's thrilling fightback...
  • Randhawa wins Thailand Open by two strokes March 10, 2009

    New Delhi: As he holed the final putt, Jyoti Randhawa heaved a sigh of relief. There is no doubt he was waiting for that one elusive win on the Asian Tour desperately for the past two years. The two stroke win in the Thailand Open is sure to have boosted his...
  • Golfer Randhawa grabs Thailand Open title March 9, 2009

    Phuket: Jyoti Randhawa grabbed sole lead by the fifth hole on the final day and never relinquished it en route to carding a five-under 65 and winning the Singha Thailand Open by a comfortable two-shot margin over co-leader Rhys Davies of Wales here Sunday. Randhawa totalled 17-under 263 while Davies shot...