Open 13

  • Gulbis upsets Tsonga to win Open 13 title February 23, 2014

    Marseille: Third-seeded Ernests Gulbis of Latvia beat defending champion Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France 7-6 (5), 6-4 to win his fifth career title and maintain his perfect record in finals. Playing in his 19th career final, the second-seeded Tsonga was favorite to win the Open 13 for the third time and to...
  • Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to face Ernests Gulbis in Open 13 final February 22, 2014

    Marseille: Defending champion Jo-Wilfried Tsonga came through a stern test against 117th-ranked Jan-Lennard Struff to win 7-6 (4), 7-5 Saturday, setting up an Open 13 final against third-seeded Ernests Gulbis of Latvia after he upset top-seeded Richard Gasquet of France 6-3, 6-2. Tsonga was pressured by the German player in both...
  • Gasquet beats Dodig to reach Open 13 semi-finals February 22, 2014

    Marseille: Top-seeded Richard Gasquet of France and defending champion Jo-Wilfried Tsonga both advanced to the Open 13 semi-finals on Friday. After Gasquet beat fifth-seeded Ivan Dodig of Croatia 7-5, 6-3, Tsonga followed up with a 6-7 (3), 6-2, 6-2 win against sixth-seeded Edouard Roger-Vasselin in an all-French match. Gasquet, ranked ninth, broke...
  • Tsonga beats Davydenko to reach Open 13 quarters February 19, 2014

    MARSEILLE: Defending champion Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France beat Nikolay Davydenko 7-6 (4), 7-6 (8) on Wednesday to reach the Open 13 quarter-finals. The second-seeded Tsonga, who had 19 aces, improved to 4-2 in career head-to-heads against the Russian who reached a career-high ranking of third. Davydenko saved one match point with...
  • Tsonga beats Berdych to win Open 13 in Marseille February 24, 2013

    Marseille: 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...
  • Rohan Bopanna-Colin Fleming win doubles title at Marseille February 24, 2013

    Marseille: Rohan Bopanna won his first title of the season when he combined with Colin Fleming to claim the ATP Open 13 doubles trophy with a straight-sets win over Aisam-ul-haq Qureshi and Jeal-Julien Rojer, here Sunday. The second seeded Indo-British pair edged past the top seeds 6-4 7-6 (3) in the...
  • Berdych to face Tsonga in Open 13 final February 23, 2013

    Marsielle: Top-seeded Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic cruised past Russian qualifier Dmitry Tursunov 6-2, 6-1 on Saturday to reach the final of the Open 13. Berdych will seek his first title of the season against third-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, who beat Gilles Simon 6-2, 6-2 in an all-French semifinal. Berdych led...
  • Bopanna-Fleming in final of ATP Open 13 February 23, 2013

    Marseille (France): Rohan Bopanna reached the first final of the season along with Briton Colin Fleming after edging past Julian Knowle and Filip Polasek in straight sets, here. The second seeded Indo-British pair converted all three breakpoints to beat third seed Austrian-Slovakian team 7-5, 6-1 in the semi-finals euro 528,135 hard...
  • Tsonga, Tursunov make Open 13 semi-finals February 23, 2013

    Marseille: Gilles Simon upset defending champion Juan Martin del Potro of Agentina 6-4, 6-3 on Friday to set up an Open 13 semi-final against countryman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, who saved five match points in a three-set victory against Australia's Bernard Tomic. Top-seeded Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic also reached the...
  • Bopanna-Fleming in semis of ATP Open 13 February 22, 2013

    Marseille (France): Rohan Bopanna and his British partner Colin Fleming fought their way to the semi-finals of the ATP Open 13, edging past James Cerretani and Adil Shamasdin, here. The second seeded Indo-American pair overcame a stiff resistance from the American-Canadian pair for 6-3, 6-7(2), 10-7 win in the quarter-finals of...
  • Tursunov upsets Tipsarevic to reach Open 13 quarterfinals February 21, 2013

    Marseille: Russian qualifier Dmitry Tursunov upset fourth-seeded Janko Tipsarevic 7-6 (4), 6-2 to reach the Open 13 quarterfinals on Thursday. The 30-year-old Tursunov, a semifinalist at the tournament two years ago, saved the four break-points he faced and twice broke the Serb. Sixth-seeded Gilles Simon of France advanced to his third...
  • Top-seeded Tomas Berdych through to quarter-finals of Open 13 February 21, 2013

    Marseille: Top-seeded Tomas Berdych struggled past Ernests Gulbis of Latvia 6-4, 6-7 (10), 6-4 to reach the quarter-finals of the Open 13 on Wednesday. Berdych withstood 19 aces from Gulbis in his second-round opener. He was joined by third-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, the 2009 champion who eased past Nikolay Davydenko 7-6 (1),...
  • Somdev bows out of Open 13 in France February 20, 2013

    Marseille: Somdev Devvarman could not go deep into the singles main draw after a stupendous start as the Indian bowed out of the ATP Open 13 tournament with a straight-sets defeat against Australia's Berand Tomic, here on Wednesday. Somdev, who had shocked world number 39 Benoit Paire in the opening round,...
  • Somdev Devvarman into Round 2 of Open 13; sets up clash with Bernard Tomic February 20, 2013

    Marseille: India's Somdev Devvarman also pulled off an upset as he beat Paire 7-6 (6), 6-7 (7), 6-4 on Tuesday. He will next face Bernard Tomic of Australia. Paire is ranked 339 places above Devvarman. Michael Llodra beat David Goffin of Belgium 6-2, 6-4 to reach the second round of the...
  • Janowicz, Tomic reach 2nd round in Marseille February 19, 2013

    Marseille: Seventh-seeded Jerzy Janowicz of Poland and Bernard Tomic of Australia reached the second round of the Open 13 on Monday. Janowicz clinched the first set in just 25 minutes and broke again at the start of the second to take control and beat Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic 6-2,...
  • Del Potro beats Llodra in Open 13 final February 26, 2012

    Marseille: Juan Martin del Potro beat Michael Llodra of France 6-4, 6-4 in the Open 13 final on Sunday to win his first title of the season and the 10th of his career. The former US Open champion briefly wobbled at 0-30 down when serving for the match, but closed it...
  • Del Potro beats Tsonga in semi-final in Marseille February 26, 2012

    Marseille, France: Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina beat top-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France 6-4, 6-7 (9), 6-3 in an Open 13 semi-final on Saturday. Del Potro will next face 2010 champion Michael Llodra of France, who upset third-seeded Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia 6-4, 7-6 (10). Tsonga outslugged Del Potro with 26...
  • Del Potro wins, Fish crashes out in Marseille February 24, 2012

    Marseille: French qualifier Albano Olivetti, ranked 388th and playing in the main draw of an ATP event for the first time, stunned Mardy Fish 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 in the second round of the Open 13 on Thursday. The second-seeded American rallied from a 3-1 deficit in the second set to level...
  • Tsonga, Tipsarevic progress to Marseille QF February 23, 2012

    Marseille: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France and Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia won in straight sets Wednesday to advance to the quarterfinals of the Open 13. The top-seeded Tsonga did not face any break points, winning 36 of his 41 service points to beat Nicolas Mahut 6-3, 6-2. Tsonga took a 3-0 lead in...
  • Davydenko goes past Beck into Marseille Rd 2 February 22, 2012

    Marseille: Nikolay Davydenko hit nine aces and did not face a single break point as he beat Andreas Beck of Germany 6-1, 7-5 Tuesday to reach the second round of the Open 13. Davydenko, a semifinalist at the ABN Amro World Tennis final in Rotterdam last week, broke Beck's serve three...