ATP Tour – Jan. 2, 2015 exho results (final)

It’s not for real yet. But it’s actual tennis. Happy New Year to all.

Mubadala World Tennis Championship (exhibition)

Berdych-abudhabiPlace: Abu Dhabi, UAE
Dates: Jan. 1-3, 2015

Friday, Jan. 2, 2015

Final results

[6] Nicolas Almagro (ESP) def [5] Feliciano Lopez (ESP) 64 76  (fifth place match)

[4] Andy Murray (GBR) def [2] Rafael Nadal (ESP) 62 60

[1] Novak Djokovic def [3] Stan Wawrinka (SUI) 61 62

 

World Tennis Thailand Championship 2015 (exhibition)

ThailandPlace: Hua Hin, Thailand
Prize Money: $100,000
Dates: Jan. 1-3, 2015

Friday, Jan. 2, 2015

Final results

David Ferrer (ESP) def Fabio Fognini (ITA) 62 60 (3rd place)

Tomas Berdych (CZE) def  Milos Raonic (CAN) 76 63 (final)

 

(Feature pic of Abu Dhabi Stadium from the event website)

 

 

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2 thoughts on “ATP Tour – Jan. 2, 2015 exho results (final)

  1. Aside from a nice payday and light warm-up before ATP/WTA tourneys, of what use are these exhibition matches to the players? Do they try out new tactics, serves, etc.? Presuming they don’t play 100%, but would never admit to that, of course. Would that explain Rafa’s lopsided loss (rusty) and Stan’s loss (?). Thanks.

    • Nobody has new tactics, so nothing to try. Basically the matches are a little like the practice sets they play before tournaments – good practice against top-level opposition. In front of bigger crowds, though. (Didn’t stop Nadal, from what I saw on Twitter – which admittedly is a far from reliable source – from being rather ticked at the ultimate score after his defeat)
      Nobody – by that I mean the people who matter, the players themselves – really remembers who won or lost them, except for some of the WTA players who, after a defeat, say things like, “I don’t understand it – I was beating everyone in practice.”
      To be honest, I don’t pay much attention. They try hard enough, but obviously the stress level isn’t in the same area code.

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