VALENCIA OPEN

  • Andy Murray improves London chances with Valencia Open win Yesterday

    Andy Murray collected more points to aid his World Tour finals qualification bid when he fought back from a set down to beat Kevin Anderson 6-7(3) 6-4 6-4 in the quarter-finals of the Valencia Open on Friday. A wild card at the Spanish indoor hard court event, which he won in...
  • David Ferrer gets 600th win to reach Valencia Open semis Yesterday

    Top-seeded David Ferrer earned his 600th career win by beating Thomaz Bellucci 6-1, 6-2 Friday to set up a semi-final against Andy Murray at the Valencia Open. Ferrer, a three-time champion in Valencia, became the fourth active player to reach the milestone, joining Roger Federer (986 wins), Rafael Nadal (706) and...
  • David Ferrer, Andy Murray advance to Valencia Open quarters Yesterday

    David Ferrer and Andy Murray both advanced to the Valencia Open quarter-finals after easy wins against error-prone opponents on Thursday. The top-seeded Ferrer beat Fernando Verdasco 6-3, 6-2 after jumping out to early leads in both sets by breaking his his fellow Spaniard's first service games, while the third-seeded Murray dispatched...
  • David Ferrer beats Seppi to advance at Valencia Open 2 days ago

    Valencia: Top-seeded David Ferrer powered his way past Andreas Seppi 6-3, 7-5 to reach the second round of the Valencia Open on Wednesday. The Spaniard's consistent first-serve accuracy and powerful forehand returns proved too strong for his Italian opponent. Ferrer will play countryman Fernando Verdasco next. Earlier, Pablo Andujar caused the...
  • Robredo beats Isner in straight sets at Valencia 4 days ago

    Valencia: Tommy Robredo advanced to the second round of the Valencia Open by beating fifth-seeded John Isner 7-6 (3), 6-3 on Tuesday. Robredo saved five break points to force a first-set tiebreaker, which he dominated and won after the American netted a forehand. In the second set, Robredo had no unforced errors...
  • Youzhny beats Ferrer to win Valencia Open October 27, 2013

    Valencia: Mikhail Youzhny beat topseeded David Ferrer 63, 75, to win the Valencia Open on Sunday. The 31yearold Russian dominated the No. 3ranked Ferrer throughout, breaking the defending champion and home town favourite four times on the indoor hard court. Youzhny took a oneset 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 62, 63 to advance to the Valencia Open final on Saturday. Ferrer will play Mikhail Youzhny on Sunday after he defeated Dmitry Tursunov 62, 64 in an allRussian 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 fifthseeded Jerzy Janowicz of Poland 64, 46, 60 on Friday to advance to the semifinals of the Valencia Open. The topseeded 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: Topseeded David Ferrer made the Valencia Open quarterfinals by easing past Julien Benneteau of France 62, 61 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 76 (7), 63 Thursday at the Valencia Open. Topseeded David Ferrer reached the quarterfinals by easing past Julien Benneteau of France 62, 61. Benneteau squandered four break points against the Spaniard. Other winners included fifthseeded Jerzy Janowicz of Poland, who will face...
  • David Ferrer beats Monfils in Valencia Open October 23, 2013

    Valencia: Topseeded David Ferrer eased into the second round of the Valencia Open by beating Gael Monfils of France 63, 62 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 62, 63 in Valencia October 22, 2013

    Valencia: Nicolas Almagro beat fellow Spaniard Pablo Andujar 62, 63 to make a successful start to his bid for a third title at the Valencia Open on Tuesday. The thirdseeded 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 eighthseeded Kevin Anderson of South African 36, 76 (5), 63 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 61, 36, 64 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: Topseeded David Ferrer reached the Valencia Open final for a third time, beating Ivan Dodig of Croatia 64, 67 (5), 61 on Saturday. Ferrer, the local favourite, awaits the other semifinal winner between Jurgen Melzer and Alexandr Dolgopolov. After the fifthranked Ferrer controlled the opening set, Dodig saved two break...
  • Ferrer beats Almagro at Valencia, makes semifinals October 27, 2012

    Valencia: David Ferrer beat his Spanish Davis Cup teammate Nicolas Almagro 63, 75 on Friday to reach the semifinals of the Valencia Open. The fifthranked Ferrer was little troubled on the hard indoor surface as he improved to 120 against an opponent who will become his teammate next month in the...
  • David Ferrer reaches Valencia Open quarterfinals October 26, 2012

    Valencia: David Ferrer cruised to an easy 64, 62 victory over fellow Spaniard Albert Ramos to reach the quarterfinals of the Valencia Open on Thursday. Ferrer, seeded No. 1 at the indoor tournament, used an effective serve plus four breaks of his 47thranked 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 lowerranked opponents on Wednesday, denting their chances of clinching one of two remaining berths at next month's World Tour finals in London. Eighthseeded Canadian Raonic lost his firstround match against Luxembourg's Gilles Muller 75, 76, while American...
  • Top seed Ferrer struggles to Valencia Open Rd 1 win October 24, 2012

    Valencia: Topseeded David Ferrer laboured past a stubborn Olivier Rochus 75, 75 Tuesday at the Valencia Open, where Nicolas Almagro sent former No. 1 Juan Carlos Ferrero into retirement with his own firstround 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 75 63 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 63, 64 in the opening round of the Valencia Open on Monday, ending a 10match losing run against top10 opponents. The Australian wildcard entry broke the 10thranked 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 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...
  • 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 sixthseeded Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina 64, 76 (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 serveandvolley game to win the first set....
  • Monfils, Davydenko exit in Valencia quarters November 5, 2011

    Valencia: Topseeded David Ferrer of Spain beat Russia's Nikolay Davydenko 63, 64 on Friday to advance to the semifinals 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 prequarters November 4, 2011

    Valencia: Sam Querrey beat JoWilfried Tsonga 76 (5), 62 to reach the Valencia Open quarterfinals on Thursday, dealing a blow to the secondseeded Frenchman's hopes of qualifying for the ATP World Tour Finals. The American player secured his first backtoback ATP match wins since June to leave Tsonga relying on his...
  • Tsonga survives scare to advance at Valencia Open November 2, 2011

    Valencia: JoWilfried Tsonga was given a scare by Spanish teenager Javier Marti before rallying to win their firstround match at the Valencia Open 46, 75, 62 on Tuesday. The secondseeded Frenchman had won 11 of his last 13 matches coming in, including titles at Metz and Vienna. But Tsonga trailed early...
  • BopannaQureshi enter Valencia Open quarters November 2, 2011

    Valencia: India's Rohan Bopanna and AisamulHaq Qureshi of Pakistan on Tuesday advanced to the men's doubles quarterfinals of the Valencia Open. The fourthseeded IndiaPakistan pair defeated Spaniards Nicolas Almagro and Pablo Andujar 63, 75. 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 fifthseeded Gilles Simon 64, 46, 63 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 36thranked Russian rallied in the decisive set with a forehand winner for a break point...
  • BhupathiMirnyi 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 IndoBelarusian pair lost the summit clash 67 (8) 75 710 to the wild card pair. It's for the fourth time in the season...