Valencia Open

  • Youzhny beats Ferrer to win Valencia Open October 27, 2013

    Valencia: Mikhail Youzhny beat top-seeded David Ferrer 6-3, 7-5, to win the Valencia Open on Sunday. The 31-year-old Russian dominated the No. 3-ranked Ferrer throughout, breaking the defending champion and home town favourite four times on the indoor hard court. Youzhny took a one-set lead by breaking Ferrer twice early on, picking...
  • Ferrer beats Almagro to reach Valencia Open final October 27, 2013

    Spain: Defending champion David Ferrer beat former winner Nicolas Almagro 6-2, 6-3 to advance to the Valencia Open final on Saturday. Ferrer will play Mikhail Youzhny on Sunday after he defeated Dmitry Tursunov 6-2, 6-4 in an all-Russian semifinal. "Youzhny is a good player," Ferrer said. "He has a good backhand...
  • Ferrer beats Janowicz to reach semis at Valencia October 25, 2013

    Valencia: Defending champion David Ferrer beat fifth-seeded Jerzy Janowicz of Poland 6-4, 4-6, 6-0 on Friday to advance to the semi-finals of the Valencia Open. The top-seeded Ferrer used his speed and ground game to overcome Janowicz's powerful serve with key breaks to finish the first set and then start the...
  • David Ferrer beats Julien Benneteau, advances at Valencia Open October 25, 2013

    Valencia: Top-seeded David Ferrer made the Valencia Open quarter-finals by easing past Julien Benneteau of France 6-2, 6-1 on Thursday. Benneteau squandered four break points against the Spaniard and, as Ferrer acknowledged afterwards, "the score doesn't reflect how tough this match was." The match had tense rallies in the first set and...
  • Isner loses to Jeremy Chardy at Valencia Open October 24, 2013

    Valencia: American John Isner lost to Jeremy Chardy of France 7-6 (7), 6-3 Thursday at the Valencia Open. Top-seeded David Ferrer reached the quarter-finals by easing past Julien Benneteau of France 6-2, 6-1. Benneteau squandered four break points against the Spaniard. Other winners included fifth-seeded Jerzy Janowicz of Poland, who will face...
  • David Ferrer beats Monfils in Valencia Open October 23, 2013

    Valencia: Top-seeded David Ferrer eased into the second round of the Valencia Open by beating Gael Monfils of France 6-3, 6-2 on Wednesday. Monfils looked to be in pain during the second set but continued playing. Ferrer said he could see Monfils was struggling but that he "tried to concentrate on...
  • Nicolas Almagro beats Pablo Andujar 6-2, 6-3 in Valencia October 22, 2013

    Valencia: Nicolas Almagro beat fellow Spaniard Pablo Andujar 6-2, 6-3 to make a successful start to his bid for a third title at the Valencia Open on Tuesday. The third-seeded Almagro, who won here in 2006 and 2007, reeled off winners to break Andujar five times and easily advance to the...
  • Bautista Agut beats Anderson in first round of Valencia Open October 22, 2013

    Valencia: Spanish qualifier Roberto Bautista Agut upset eighth-seeded Kevin Anderson of South African 3-6, 7-6 (5), 6-3 on Monday in the first round of the Valencia Open. Anderson finished with 15 aces but was broken twice in the final set as Bautista Agut wrapped up the win in 2 hours, 26...
  • Ferrer beats Dolgopolov to win Valencia Open October 28, 2012

    Valencia: David Ferrer of Spain won the Valencia Open for the third time by beating Alexandr Dolgopolov 6-1, 3-6, 6-4 on Sunday. Ferrer also won on the hard courts at the City of Arts and Sciences in 2008 and 2010. He lost the final in 2005 when the tournament was played...
  • Ferrer ousts Dodig to reach Valencia Open final October 27, 2012

    Valencia: Top-seeded David Ferrer reached the Valencia Open final for a third time, beating Ivan Dodig of Croatia 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-1 on Saturday. Ferrer, the local favourite, awaits the other semi-final winner between Jurgen Melzer and Alexandr Dolgopolov. After the fifth-ranked Ferrer controlled the opening set, Dodig saved two break...
  • Ferrer beats Almagro at Valencia, makes semi-finals October 27, 2012

    Valencia: David Ferrer beat his Spanish Davis Cup team-mate Nicolas Almagro 6-3, 7-5 on Friday to reach the semifinals of the Valencia Open. The fifth-ranked Ferrer was little troubled on the hard indoor surface as he improved to 12-0 against an opponent who will become his team-mate next month in the...
  • David Ferrer reaches Valencia Open quarter-finals October 26, 2012

    Valencia: David Ferrer cruised to an easy 6-4, 6-2 victory over fellow Spaniard Albert Ramos to reach the quarter-finals of the Valencia Open on Thursday. Ferrer, seeded No. 1 at the indoor tournament, used an effective serve plus four breaks of his 47th-ranked opponent in a much easier match after a...
  • Shock defeats for Raonic, Isner at Valencia Open October 25, 2012

    Valencia: Milos Raonic and John Isner were knocked out of the Valencia Open by lower-ranked opponents on Wednesday, denting their chances of clinching one of two remaining berths at next month's World Tour finals in London. Eighth-seeded Canadian Raonic lost his first-round match against Luxembourg's Gilles Muller 7-5, 7-6, while American...
  • Top seed Ferrer struggles to Valencia Open Rd 1 win October 24, 2012

    Valencia: Top-seeded David Ferrer laboured past a stubborn Olivier Rochus 7-5, 7-5 Tuesday at the Valencia Open, where Nicolas Almagro sent former No. 1 Juan Carlos Ferrero into retirement with his own first-round victory. Rochus saved five break points before succumbing to Ferrer on serve in the 10th game of the...
  • Ferrero's singles career ends with 1st rd defeat October 23, 2012

    Valencia: Juan Carlos Ferrero's singles career came to an emotional end when he lost 7-5 6-3 to his Spanish compatriot and close friend Nicolas Almagro in the Valencia Open first round on Tuesday. A former world number one who won the French Open in 2003 but whose career was hampered by...
  • Valencia Open: Hewitt beats Monaco in 1st round October 23, 2012

    Valencia: Former No. 1 Lleyton Hewitt beat Juan Monaco of Argentina 6-3, 6-4 in the opening round of the Valencia Open on Monday, ending a 10-match losing run against top-10 opponents. The Australian wild-card entry broke the 10th-ranked Monaco twice in the opening set and three times in the second at...
  • 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 1-6, 6-0, 6-3 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...
  • Injured Del Potro pulls out of Paris Masters November 8, 2011

    Paris: Juan Martin Del Potro has withdrawn from the Paris Masters because of a shoulder injury. The tournament started on Monday and the Argentine's withdrawal ends his chances of qualifying for the ATP World Tour Finals. Del Potro said: "My shoulder started bothering me in Valencia and it got worse after each...
  • Granollers beats Del Potro to make Valencia final November 5, 2011

    Valencia: Marcel Granollers of Spain beat sixth-seeded Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina 6-4, 7-6 (4) on Saturday to advance to his second consecutive final at the Valencia Open. Del Potro started well on the indoor hard court, but Granollers took control with his serve-and-volley game to win the first set....
  • Monfils, Davydenko exit in Valencia quarters November 5, 2011

    Valencia: Top-seeded David Ferrer of Spain beat Russia's Nikolay Davydenko 6-3, 6-4 on Friday to advance to the semi-finals of the Valencia Open, while Gael Monfils' bid for a berth at this month's ATP World Tour finals suffered a setback when the third seed was upset by unseeded Marcel Granollers...
  • Tsonga falls to Querrey in Valencia pre-quarters November 4, 2011

    Valencia: Sam Querrey beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7-6 (5), 6-2 to reach the Valencia Open quarter-finals on Thursday, dealing a blow to the second-seeded Frenchman's hopes of qualifying for the ATP World Tour Finals. The American player secured his first back-to-back ATP match wins since June to leave Tsonga relying on his...
  • Tsonga survives scare to advance at Valencia Open November 2, 2011

    Valencia: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga was given a scare by Spanish teenager Javier Marti before rallying to win their first-round match at the Valencia Open 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 on Tuesday. The second-seeded Frenchman had won 11 of his last 13 matches coming in, including titles at Metz and Vienna. But Tsonga trailed early...
  • Bopanna-Qureshi enter Valencia Open quarters November 2, 2011

    Valencia: India's Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi of Pakistan on Tuesday advanced to the men's doubles quarter-finals of the Valencia Open. The fourth-seeded India-Pakistan pair defeated Spaniards Nicolas Almagro and Pablo Andujar 6-3, 7-5. The duo took merely 67 minutes of play to wrap up victory in straight sets, to reach the...
  • Simon's London hopes dented by loss in Valencia November 1, 2011

    Valencia: Nikolay Davydenko beat fifth-seeded Gilles Simon 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 on Monday in the first round of the Valencia Open. Davydenko controlled the match at the City of Arts and Sciences despite dropping the second set. The 36th-ranked Russian rallied in the decisive set with a forehand winner for a break point...
  • Bhupathi-Mirnyi pair lose in Valencia finals November 8, 2010

    Valencia: A title win continued to elude Mahesh Bhupathi and Max Mirnyi as they lost the Valencia Open final to Andy and Jamie Murray of Britain. The third seeded Indo-Belarusian pair lost the summit clash 6-7 (8) 7-5 7-10 to the wild card pair. It's for the fourth time in the season...
  • Bhupathi-Mirnyi in finals of Valencia Open November 7, 2010

    Valencia: Mahesh Bhupathi and Max Mirnyi stunned top seeds Lukasz Kubot and Oliver Marach in straight sets to storm into the doubles final of the Valencia Open here. The third seeded Indo-Belarusian partner recorded a 7-6(3) 6-4 win in the semifinals over the Polish-Austrian combination continuing the quest for their first...
  • Bopanna-Qureshi crash out of Valencia Open November 6, 2010

    Valencia: India's Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-haq Qureshi crashed out of Valencia Open following a straight set defeat at the hands of Marc Lopez and David Marrero here. The fourth seed Indo-Pak pair lost their quarter-final 2-6 4-6 in just 59 minutes to their Spanish unseeded rivals. Bopanna and Qureshi are world number...
  • Murray beats Youzhny 6-3 6-2 in final of Valencia Open November 10, 2009

    Valencia (Spain): World number four Andy Murray, playing in his first tournament for nearly two months after recovering from a wrist injury, took on Russia's Mikhail Youzhny in the final of the inaugural Valencia Open on November 8, looking for his sixth title of the year and the 14th of...