Swiss Open

  • Pablo Andujar beats Juan Monaco to win Swiss Open title July 27, 2014

    Pablo Andujar of Spain won his first title in more than two years on Sunday, beating Juan Monaco of Argentina 6-3, 7-5 in the Swiss Open final. It was the 71st-ranked Andujar's third career title, all on clay courts. He also won at Casablanca, Morocco, in 2011 and 2012. Andujar got the...
  • Pablo Andujar, Juan Monaco advance to Swiss Open final July 27, 2014

    Unseeded pair Pablo Andujar and Juan Monaco advanced on Saturday to the Swiss Open title match. Andujar, ranked No. 71, beat fourth-seeded Fernando Verdasco 6-3, 6-7 (2), 6-1 in an all-Spain semi-final at the clay-court Roy Emerson Arena. Argentina's Monaco rallied from losing the first three games to win 6-3, 7-6 (4)...
  • Two-time champ Thomaz Bellucci wins 1st match at Swiss Open July 22, 2014

    Switzerland: Two-time champion Thomaz Bellucci won his first-round match at the Swiss Open on Tuesday, beating Gerald Melzer of Austria 6-3, 6-4. The 93rd-ranked Brazilian, who next plays fifth-seeded Federico Delbonis of Argentina, won two of his three career titles on clay in the Swiss mountains, in 2009 and 2012. Last year's...
  • Shuttler Parupalli Kashyap knocked out of Swiss Open March 15, 2014

    Basel: Third seeded shuttler Parupalli Kashyap was knocked out of the $125,000 Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold after losing his men's singles semifinal at St. Jakobshalle here Saturday. Chinese World No.27 Houwei Tian upset the Hyderabadi 21-17, 21-11 in 42 minutes in their first ever clash. World No.9 P.V. Sindhu plays her...
  • Sindhu saunters past World No.2 to reach Swiss Open semis March 15, 2014

    Basel: Indian shuttler P.V. Sindhu tamed World No.2 Shixian Wang in straight games to enter the women's singles semi-finals at the $125,000 Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold at St. Jakobshalle. Parupalli Kashyap too made to the last four while Saina Nehwal exited the competition. World No.9 Sindhu took 45 minutes on Friday...
  • Saina, Sindhu, Kashyap in Swiss Open quarters March 14, 2014

    Basel: Top Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu and Parupalli Kashyap had contrasting victories to progress to the quarter-finals of the $125,000 Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold at St. Jakobshalle here on Thursday. French World No.42 Sashina Vignes Waran was no match for Saina as the sixth seeded Indian came out...
  • Anand Pawar out of Swiss Open, Saina Nehwal in 2nd round March 13, 2014

    Basel: Indian shuttler Anand Pawar went down fighting to Chinese Taipei's Tien Chen Chou in the pre-quarterfinals while Saina Nehwal made a winning start to her campaign in women's singles in the USD 125,000 Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold on Thursday. World number 36 Anand squandered a first game advantage to...
  • Saina off to winning start in Swiss GP; Kashyap, Pawar enter third round March 13, 2014

    Basel: Top Indian male shuttlers Parupalli Kashyap and Anand Pawar eased into the third round of the Swiss Grand Prix Gold tournament, while Saina Nehwal made a winning start to her campaign in the women's singles event of the $125,000 event here. Kashyap, seeded third, took 33 minutes to dispose off...
  • Saina seeks third Swiss Open crown March 10, 2014

    Basel: After exiting the All England Open in the quarter-finals, top Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal will look to reclaim the $125,000 Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold which starts at St. Jakobshalle here on Tuesday. The two-time former winner, who has been seeded sixth, triumphed here in 2011 and 2012 and reached...
  • Saina seeded 6th at Swiss Open March 8, 2014

    Basel: Two-time winner Saina Nehwal of India has been seeded sixth at the $125,000 Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold which starts at St. Jakobshalle here on Tuesday. The Olympic bronze medallist will try to regain the crown which she won in 2011 and 2012 and reached the semi-finals last year. Saina's...
  • Mikhail Youzhny beats Robin Haase in Swiss Open final July 28, 2013

    Gstaad: Mikhail Youzhny of Russia won his first Swiss Open title on Sunday at his eighth attempt, beating Robin Haase of the Netherlands 6-3, 6-4. Sixth-seeded Youzhny broke unseeded Haase's service once in each set to clinch his ninth career title, and third on clay courts. A former top-10 player now ranked...
  • Youzhny, Haase advance to Swiss Open final July 27, 2013

    Gstaad: Mikhail Youzhny of Russia will play un-seeded Robin Haase of the Netherlands in the Swiss Open final after both won their semi-finals on Saturday. Haase rallied from a set down to beat fifth-seeded Feliciano Lopez of Spain, 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 in searing heat in the Swiss ski resort of Gstaad. The...
  • After beating Federer, Brands loses at Swiss Open July 26, 2013

    Gstaad, Switzerland: A day after beating Roger Federer, Daniel Brands lost to Victor Hanescu 6-3, 6-4 on Friday in the Swiss Open quarter-finals. Hanescu, the 2008 Gstaad champion, forced one service break in each set. Mikhail Youzhny also reached the semi-finals and will next face Hanescu after beating fourth-seeded Juan Monaco of...
  • Federer slumps to Swiss Open loss against Brands July 25, 2013

    Gstaad, Switzerland Roger Federer slumped to a stunning defeat against No. 55 Daniel Brands in the Swiss Open second round on Thursday, his third straight tournament exit against a low-ranked opponent. Federer had trouble handling Brands' serve and big forehands on the clay surface in the thin mountain air. The German...
  • Janko Tipsarevic loses to Haase at Swiss Open July 25, 2013

    Gstaad: Third-seeded Janko Tipsarevic was upset by Robin Haase 6-2, 6-2 Thursday at the Swiss Open. Tipsarevic had six double-faults in the second-round loss. Two former Swiss Open champions advanced to the quarter-finals. Marcel Granollers, the 2011 winner, beat Federico Delbonis 6-2, 7-5, and 2008 champion Victor Hanescu led Roberto Bautista...
  • Wawrinka, Monaco, Youzhny advance at Swiss Open July 24, 2013

    Gstaad, Switzerland: Stanislas Wawrinka advanced to the Swiss Open quarter-finals Wednesday by edging Daniel Gimeno-Traver of Spain, 7-5, 7-6 (4). Wawrinka was cruising at 4-0 up in the second set, then failed to serve out the match at 5-3 before clinching victory in the tiebreaker. Seeded players won all four second-round matches,...
  • Delbonis beats 2-time champ Bellucci at Swiss Open July 23, 2013

    Gstaad: Thomaz Bellucci's defense of the Swiss Open title ended in the first round on Tuesday when he lost to Federico Delbonis, who beat Roger Federer in Germany last week. Delbonis won 7-5, 7-6 (2) against Bellucci who also took the clay-court title at Swiss ski resort Gstaad in 2009. Delbonis...
  • Sergiy Stakhovsky loses in 1st round at Swiss Open July 22, 2013

    Switzerland: Sergiy Stakhovsky lost his fourth straight match since beating Roger Federer at Wimbledon, falling in the first round of the Swiss Open on Monday. Andrey Kuznetsov of Russia beat Stakhovsky 7-5, 3-6, 6-2 at the clay-court event. The 99th-ranked Stakhovsky beat Federer in four sets in the second round of Wimbledon...
  • Roger Federer to play low-key Swiss Open on clay July 2, 2013

    Geneva: Roger Federer will try to move on from his stunning Wimbledon loss by playing at the clay-court Swiss Open, where he debuted as a 16-year-old. Federer, who lost in the second round last Wednesday against Ukrainian Sergiy Stakhovsky, said Tuesday on his official website that "I'm really looking forward to...
  • Saina Nehwal crashes out of Swiss Open losing in the semi-final March 17, 2013

    Basel: Defending champion and top seed Saina Nehwal crashed out of Swiss Open 2013 losing the semi-final to Wang Shixian of China 11-21, 21-10, 9-21 in 50 minutes here on Saturday night. Saina, who had got the better of the fourth seed Chinese in previous encounters, struggled throughout the match...
  • As it happened: Saina Nehwal vs Wang Shixian, Swiss Open semi-final March 17, 2013

    Defending champion Saina Nehwal was knocked out Swiss Open losing the semi-final 11-21, 21-10, 9- 21 to Wang Shixian. Read on for the updates from the match:...
  • Saina Nehwal faces Shixian Wang in Swiss Open semi-finals March 16, 2013

    Basel: Olympic bronze medalist Saina Nehwal will take on fourth seed Shixian Wang of China in a bid to win her third Swiss Open title in a row on Sunday. The only Indian shuttler remaining in the USD 125,00 tournament, Saina remains on course for a tournament hat-trick against the...
  • Saina Nehwal enters semi-finals of Swiss Open March 16, 2013

    Basel: Two-time defending champion Saina Nehwal booked her berth in the women's singles semi-finals of the $125,000 Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold here at St. Jakobshalle Friday. The top seed made short work of her Chinese Taipei opponent Tzu Ying Tai in straight games in the quarter-final of the tier...
  • Saina Nehwal through to quarter-finals at Swiss Open March 15, 2013

    Basel: Defending champion Saina Nehwal remained the lone bright spot for India as all her compatriots took the exit route, in the pre-quarterfinal stage, from the $125,000 Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold on Thursday. Parupalli Kashyap, H.S. Prannoy and P.V. Sindhu lost their respective matches here at St. Jakobshalle in...
  • Kashyap suffers shock exit at Swiss Open March 14, 2013

    Basel: London Olympics quarter-finalist shuttler Parupalli Kashyap suffered a shock loss against old nemesis in the the third round of the $125,000 Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold here on Thursday. Kashyap, on the day he reached his career-best ranking of World No.7, went down to Malaysian ninth seed Wei Feng Chong...
  • Saina regains 2nd place, Kashyap becomes world number 7 March 14, 2013

    New Delhi: London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal regained her second place while Parupalli Kashyap continued his upward progress, earning two places to reach the seventh spot in the latest badminton world ranking Thursday. Saina had lost a position to slip to the third spot last week but after a semifinal...
  • Saina Nehwal advances in Swiss Open March 14, 2013

    Basel: It was a good day in office for Indian shuttlers here on Wednesday as all participants progressed to the next round in their respective categories at the $125,000 Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold. Leading the Indian challenge was top seed Saina Nehwal, who overcame a stiff challenge from French...
  • Prannoy stuns Boonsak of Thailand in Swiss Open March 13, 2013

    Basel: Indian shuttler HS Prannoy on Wednesday registered a stunning upset victory over seventh seed Boonsak Ponsana of Thailand to storm into the pre-quarter-finals of the Swiss Open Badminton Championship here. Unseeded Prannoy came from a game down to beat his much-fancied opponent 18-21 21-13 21-12 in a 55-minute second round...
  • Top seed Saina Nehwal opens Swiss Open as favourite March 13, 2013

    Basel, Switzerland: India's Olympic medal-winning shuttler Saina Nehwal will open her campaign at the 2013 Swiss Open here on Thursday as one of the favourites for the women's singles competition. Saina, ranked No. 3 and the top seed at the Basel event, will first play Sashina Vignes Waran of France...
  • Kashyap, Prannoy enter 2nd round of Swiss Open March 13, 2013

    Basel: It was a mixed day for the Indian shuttlers as world number 9 Parupalli Kashyap and HS Prannoy cleared the first round hurdle in the men's singles event while others lost their respective matches in the Swiss Open Badminton Championship here. Fifth seed Kashyap entered the second round with a...