July 13, 2024

Open Court

MORE TENNIS THAN YOU'LL EVER NEED

Houston was still being challenged to finish on time after three days of rain.

But in Marrakech and Estoril, everything was basically swimming at this point (pardon the pun).

No. 1 seed Casper Ruud was looking for a 250 title in Estoril and took on Miomir Kecmanovic, who was also in the doubles final. Ruud made it; Kecmanovic was 0-for-2 on the day but still a great week for him.

And in Houston, the men’s final was finally done just before 10:30 p.m. Sunday night. A miracle, really – and a credit to the players who stuffed a ton of tennis into the last two days.

(Houston is one hour behind EDT; Marrakech is four hours ahead, and Estoril is five hours ahead).

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Millennium Estoril Open
Location: Estoril, Portugal
Surface: Outdoor Clay
Category: ATP 250
Dates:
April 3 – 9, 2023
Prize money: €630,705
Draws: S28 – D16

Sunday, April 9, 2023
Final results

Singles final 

[1] Casper Ruud (NOR) def [6] Miomir Kecmanovic (SRB) 62 76 (3)

Doubles final

[4] Sander Gille / Joran Vliegen (BEL) def Nikola Cacic / Miomir Kecmanovic (SRB) 63 64

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Fayez Sarofim & Co U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championships
Location: Houston, Texas
Category: ATP 250
Surface: Outdoor clay
Dates:
April 3 – 9, 2023
Prize money: $718,245
Draws: S28 – D16

Sunday, April 9, 2023
Final results

Singles final

[1] Frances Tiafoe (USA) def [8] Tomas Martin Etcheverry (ARG) 76 (1) 76 (6)

Doubles final

Max Purcell / Jordan Thompson (AUS) def. [3] Julian Cash / Henry Patten (GBR) 46 64 [10-5]

Singles, semifinals

[1] Frances Tiafoe (USA) def. Gijs Brouwer (NED) 64 61
[8] Tomas Martin Etcheverry (ARG) def [Q] Yannick Hanfmann (GER) 63 64

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Grand Prix Hassan II
Location: Marrakech, Morocco
Surface: Outdoor Clay
Category: ATP 250
Dates:
April 3 – 9, 2023
Prize money: €630,705
Draws: S28 – D16

Sunday, April 9, 2023
Final results

Singles final 

Roberto Carballes Baena (ESP) def Alexandre Muller (FRA) 46 76 (3) 62

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Rolex Monte Carlo Masters
Location: Monte Carlo, Monaco
Surface: Outdoor Clay
Category: ATP 1000
Dates:
April 9 – 16, 2023
Prize money: €6,228,295
Draws: S56 – D28

Sunday, April 9, 2023
Final results

Singles, first round

Nicolas Jarry (CHI) def [15] Borna Coric (CRO) 62 63

[10] Hubert Hurkacz (POL) def. Laslo Djere (SRB) 67 (5) 76 (5) 76 (5)

Jaume Munar (ESP) def. Marc-Andrea Huesler (SUI) 76 (3) 46 64

Doubles, first round

Diego Schwartzman (ARG) / Jannik Sinner (ITA) def [8] Marcel Granollers (ESP) / Horacio Zeballos (ARG) 63 16 [11-9]

Karen Khachanov / Andrey Rublev (RUS) def Jamie Murray (GBR) / Michael Venus (NZL) 75 64
Kevin Krawietz / Tim Puetz (GER) def Cameron Norrie (GBR) / Ben Shelton (USA) 62 63

Qualifying, final round

(1st-round opponents in brackets)

[6] Marton Fucsovics (HUN) def. [8] Filip Krajinovic (SRB) 63 75 (Botic Van de Zandschulp)
[9] Ugo Humbert (FRA) def [5] Dusan Lajovic (SRB) 26 63 64 ([WC] Lorenzo Sonego)
[7/ALT] Ilya Ivashka (BLR) def. [14] Taro Daniel (JPN) 64 67 (8) 62 (Daniel Evans)
[ALT] Ivan Gakhov (RUS) def [12/WC] Luca Van Assche (FRA) 63 06 62 (Mackenzie McDonald)
Luca Nardi (ITA)
def [11] Oscar Otte (GER) 67 (5) 63 76 (4) ([WC] Valentin Vacherot)
[13] Alexei Popyrin (AUS) def. [WC] Benoit Paire (FRA) 26 76 (2) 64 (LL Dusan Lajovic)
Jan-Lennard Struff (GER)
def [1] Emil Ruusuvuori (FIN) 76 (4) 57 60 (Albert Ramos-Vinolas)

[LL] Filip Krajinovic (Roberto Bautista Agut)
[LL] Dusan Lajovic ([Q] Alexei Popyrin)

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