April 19, 2024

Open Court

MORE TENNIS THAN YOU'LL EVER NEED

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tiafoe, Dimitrov, Hurkacz, Korda, Shelton were among the seeds in action as the players with numbers ahead of their names swing into action in D.C. Only the first three survived.

It’s a very tight sked – with a 48 player draw, there are six rounds and only seven days to play them. So they always have to pray for helpful weather (which usually doesn’t materialize).

Andy Murray hasn’t hit the court in singles yet. But played his quarterfinal doubles match with partner Dan Evans, another change to get match play on the courts.

Also: Kei Nishikori. Well, not Kei Nishikori in the end. He had issues with his left knee in Atlanta (ongoing, his whole career pretty much). And withdrew with that Tuesday morning.

In Kitzbuhel, Dominic Thiem will try once again to put some wins together, on his beloved clay. So far, so good on Tuesday.

(Kitzbuhel is six hours ahead of EDT; Washington is on EDT; Los Cabos is three hours behind)

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Mubadala Citi DC Open
Location:
Washington, D.C.
Category: ATP 500 (Joint event with the WTA Tour)
Surface: Outdoor Hard
Dates: 31 – Aug. 6, 2023
Prize money: $2,178,980
Draws: S48 – D16

Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2023
Final results

Singles, second round

Michael Mmoh (USA) def [4] Hubert Hurkacz (POL) 63 67 (4) 76 (4)
Alexander Shevchenko (RUS)
def [8] Sebastian Korda (USA) 57 76 (4) 64
Emil Ruusuvuori (FIN) def. [10] Yoshihito Nishioka (JPN) 67 (5) 64 62
[Q] Juncheng Shang (CHN) def [14/WC] Ben Shelton (USA) 62 36 63

[2] Frances Tiafoe (USA) def. Aslan Karatsev (RUS) 76 (5) 76 (5)
[5] Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) def. Mackenzie McDonald (USA) 76 (6) 62

Singles, first round

Thanasi Kokkinakis (AUS) def. Taro Daniel (JPN) 26 64 64
Brandon Nakashima (USA) def. Aleksandar Vukic (AUS) 76 (5) 76 (9)
[WC] Kei Nishikori (JPN) [LL] Sho Shimabukuro (JPN)def [PR] Lloyd Harris (RSA) 64 63
Zachary Svajda (AUS) def. [Q] Max Purcell (USA) 46 76 (2) 75
Jordan Thompson (AUS) def. [WC] Kevin Anderson (RSA) 64 67 (1) 61

Doubles, first round

[3] Lloyd Glasspool (GBR) / Harri Heliovaara (FIN) def. Fabrice Martin (FRA) / Hugo Nys (POL) 36 62 [12-10]

Maximo Gonzalez / Andres Molteni (ARG) def. [WC] Daniel Evans / Andy Murray (GBR) 76 (7) 16 [10-8]
[WC] Mackenzie McDonald / Ben Shelton (USA) def [Q] Alexander Bublik (KAZ) / Tallon Griekspoor (NED)  64 76 (4)

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Mifel Tennis Open by Telcel Oppo
Location:
Los Cabos, Mexico
Category: ATP 250
Surface: Outdoor Hard
Dates: July 31 – Aug. 5, 2023
Prize money: $946,975
Draws: S28 – D16

Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2023
Final results

Singles, first round

[5] Alex de Minaur (AUS) def. [Q] Skander Mansouri (TUN) 64 64
[6/WC] Nicolas Jarry (CHI) def. [WC] Rodrigo Pacheco Mendez (MEX) 63 61
[7] Dominik Koepfer (GER) def. Tomas Barrios Vera (CHI) 64 63
[8] Ilya Ivashka (BLR)
def. [Q] Beibit Zhukayev (KAZ) 36 63 76 (5)

James Duckworth (AUS) def Otto Virtanen (FIN) 63 60
Borna Gojo (CRO)
def Cristian Garin (CHI) 75 46 63
[LL] Jason Jung (TPE) def. [WC] Ernesto Escobedo (MEX) 36 76 (5) 62 

Doubles, first round

[1] Santiago Gonzalez (MEX) / Edouard Roger-Vasselin (FRA) def. Yuki Bhambri (IND) / Ben McLachlan (JPN) 63 63
[4] William Blumberg (USA) / Rinky Hijikata (AUS) def Evan King / Reese Stalder (USA) 63 76 (1)

Diego Hidalgo (ECU) / Cristian Rodriguez (COL) def. N.Sriram Balaji / Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan (IND) 67 (4) 64 [10-0]
Nicolas Barrientos (COL) / Andre Goransson (SWE) def. Patrik Niklas-Salminen (FIN) / Bart Stevens (NED) 46 76 (9) [10-7]

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Generali Open
Location:
Kitzbuhel, Austria
Category: ATP 250
Surface: Clay
Dates: July 31 – Aug. 5, 2023
Prize money: €630,705
Draws: S28 – D16

Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2023
Final results

Singles, first round

Zhizhen Zhang (CHN) def. [7] Dusan Lajovic (SRB) 63 62

[5] Laslo Djere (SRB) def. Christopher O’Connell (AUS) 64 76 (4)
[8] Daniel Altmaier (GER) def Marc-Andrea Huesler (SUI) 67 (5) 62 64

Arthur Rinderknech (FRA) def. [SE] Alexei Popyrin (AUS) [LL] Juan Manuel Cerundolo (ARG) 67 (3) 64 62
[WC] Thiago Seyboth Wild (BRA) def. [Q] Dennis Novak (AUT) 63 64
[WC] Dominic Thiem (AUT)
def [Q] Facundo Bagnis (ARG) 76 (3) 76 (6)

Cancelled

[2] Simone Bolelli / Andrea Vavassori (ITA) vs. [WC] Filip Misolic / Joel Josef Schwärzler (AUT)
[3] Sadio Doumbia / Fabien Reboul (FRA) vs. Albano Olivetti (FRA) / David Vega Hernandez (ESP)
[4] Gonzalo Escobar (ECU) / Aleksandr Nedovyesov (KAZ) vs. Marcelo Demoliner (BRA) / Philipp Oswald (AUT)

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