MARTIN KLIZAN

  • Nadal stunned by Klizan in China, injured Serena out October 3, 2014

    Beijing: Rafael Nadal's return to action came to a shuddering halt on Friday when the Spaniard was beaten by Slovakia's Martin Klizan in a late-night quarter-final duel at the China Open. After world number one Novak Djokovic had continued his march through the draw to set up a mouth watering semi-final...
  • Top seed Richard Gasquet shows grasscourt pedigree at Eastbourne June 20, 2014

    Top seed Richard Gasquet confirmed his grasscourt pedigree, easing into the semifinals of the Wimbledon warmup tournament at Eastbourne with a 63 64 victory over Slovak Martin Klizan on Thursday. The Frenchman, who has won the event twice before when it was held in Nottingham, will meet Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan...
  • Carlos Berlocq, Martin Klizan reach 2nd round of Open de Nice May 20, 2014

    Carlos Berlocq of Argentina and Martin Klizan of Slovakia won threesetters to reach the second round of the Open de Nice on Tuesday. Berlocq, who won the Portugal Open this month, broke for a 53 lead in the final set to overcome Julien Benneteau of France 61, 46, 63, while Klizan...
  • Martin Klizan beats Fabio Fognini to win BMW Open final May 4, 2014

    Munich: Slovakian qualifier Martin Klizan defeated topseeded Fabio Fognini 26, 61, 62 in the BMW Open final on Sunday for his second ATP World Tour title. Klizan left center court briefly due to apparent stomach problems in the first set, before he rallied to win in just under 90 minutes. The 24yearold...
  • Martin Klizan beats titleholder Tommy Haas to reach BMW final May 3, 2014

    Munich: Slovakian qualifier Martin Klizan defeated defending champion Tommy Haas 63, 62 on Saturday to reach the final of the BMW Open. Klizan needed just 64 minutes to beat the secondseeded German veteran, who was clearly struggling with the right shoulder injury that had kept him out of action since March...
  • Compensate injured players to reduce pull outs: Isner January 14, 2014

    Melbourne: American number one John Isner wants injured players to be compensated with first round prize money at grand slams to lower the number of early withdrawals. Isner was trailing Martin Klizan of Slovakia 62, 76 in the first round of the Australian Open on Tuesday before retiring because of an...
  • John Isner out of Australian Open due to foot injury January 14, 2014

    Melbourne: American John Isner has retired from his firstround match at the Australian Open with a foot injury after losing the first two sets to Slovakian Martin Klizan 62, 76 (6). The 13thseeded Isner was up 40 in the secondset tiebreak Tuesday before Klizan came back to capture the set. Isner quit...
  • Lacklustre Nadal labels French Open schedule 'a joke' May 31, 2013

    Paris: Defending champion Rafael Nadal labelled the French Open schedule "a joke" and revealed he had struggled to motivate himself after reaching the third round with an unconvincing victory over Slovakian Martin Klizan on Friday. Nadal, seeking his eighth Roland Garros title, looked ill at ease against fellow lefthander Klizan before...
  • Shaky Nadal advances to round three in Paris May 31, 2013

    Paris: Rafael Nadal came from behind for a second match in a row Friday at the French Open, surviving another shaky start to beat Martin Klizan 46, 63, 63, 63. Entering the tournament, seventime champion Nadal had lost only 14 sets in 53 matches at the French Open. Now he has...
  • Nadal facing a test of the champions at Roland Garros May 30, 2013

    Paris: When Rafael Nadal was claiming the French Open title in 2006, Martin Klizan was also triumphing at Roland Garros albeit winning the junior crown. On Thursday the unseeded 23yearold Slovakian will get the chance to see how far he has come in seven years when the two meet...
  • Cilic claims Valencia Open after a tough win over Klizan October 21, 2012

    Valencia: Marin Cilic of Croatia recovered from a shaky start to beat Slovakia's Martin Klizan 16, 60, 63 in the first round of the Valencia Open on Sunday. Klizan saved five break points while breaking Cilic's serve twice to easily take the first set on the indoor hard court at the...