May 15, 2024

Open Court

MORE TENNIS THAN YOU'LL EVER NEED

Action on three fronts as the clay-court season gets seriously under way – a 500 in Barcelona with a 48-player draw (but no Carlos Alcaraz, and Rafael Nadal TBA), and 250s in Munich and Bucharest.

The Bucharest tournament, named the Tiriac Open for you-know-who, was Novak Djokovic’s Serbia Open.

The license had always been owned by Tiriac, who leased it to the Djokovic for a few years but wanted it back (or wanted an excessive price to sell it). It had already been moved to Bosnia last year, because Djokovic’s tennis centre was undergoing renovations with an eye to upgrading their event. But now they don’t have one.

(Barcelona and Munich are 6 hours ahead of EDT; Bucharest is 7 hours ahead).

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Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Surface: Outdoor Clay
Category: ATP 500
Dates:
April 15 – 21, 2024
Prize money: €2,938,695
Draws: S48 – D16

Monday, April 15, 2024
Final results

Singles, first round

Matteo Arnaldi (ITA) def. Arthur Cazaux (FRA) 55 retd

 

[WC] Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) def Roman Safiullin (RUS) 63 76 (8)

Facundo Diaz Acosta (ARG) def. [WC] Daniel Rincon (ESP) 61 64

[Q] Nick Hardt (DOM) def [WC] Martin Landaluce  (ESP) 26 64 63

[Q] Harold Mayot (FRA) def Pedro Cachin (ARG) 76 (5) 26 63

Alexandre Muller (FRA) def. [WC] Albert Ramos-Vinolas (ESP) 76 (4) 60

Brandon Nakashima (USA) def Dan Evans (GBR) 76 (5) 62

Sebastian Ofner (AUT) def. Pavel Kotov (RUS) 57 63 62

[Q] Marco Trungelliti (ARG) def. [Q] Dule Ajdukovic (CRO) 62 76 (3)

 

Doubles, first round

[4] Santiago Gonzalez (MEX) / Edouard Roger-Vasselin (FRA) def. Jordan Thompson / Alex de Minaur (AUS) 62 75

 

Hugo Nys (MON) / Jan Zielinski (POL) def. Sebastian Baez / Tomas Martin Etcheverry (ARG) 61 63

[Q] Tomas Machac (CZE) / Zhizhen Zhang (CHN) def. [WC] Jaume Munar / Roberto Carballes Baena (ESP) 64 64

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BMW Open
Location: Munich, Germany
Surface: Outdoor Clay
Category: ATP 250
Dates:
April 15 – 21, 2024
Prize money: €651,865
Draws: S28 – D16

Monday, April 15, 2024
Final results

Singles, first round

[6] Jack Draper (GBR) def. Vit Kopriva (CZE) 61 57 64

 

Alex Michelsen (USA) def. [WC] Max Hans Rehberg (GER) 76 (2) 63

[WC] Rudolf Molleker (GER) def. [Q] Francesco Passaro (ITA) 64 62

[Q] Alejandro Moro Canas (ESP) def Dominic Thiem (AUT) 64 64

 

Doubles, first round

[2] Nathaniel Lammons / Jackson Withrow (USA) def. Yannick Hanfmann / Dominik Koepfer (GER) 76 (5) 76 (0)

[4] Ariel Behar (URU) / Adam Pavlasek (CZE) def. [WC] Henri Haupt / Marko Topo (GER) 63 64

 

[WC] Andreas Mies / Jan-Lennard Struff (GER) def. Constantin Frantzen / Hendrik Jebens (GER) 36 62 [11-9]

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Tiriac Open
Location: Bucharest, Romania
Surface: Outdoor Clay
Category: ATP 250
Dates:
April 15 – 21, 2024
Prize money: €651,865
Draws: S28 – D16

Monday, April 15, 2024
Final results

Singles, first round

[5] Mariano Navone (ARG) def. Luciano Darderi (ITA) 62 63

 

Federico Coria (ARG) def [WC] Richard Gasquet (FRA) [LL] Benjamin Bonzi (FRA) 64 62

Arthur Rinderknech (FRA) def Hugo Gaston (FRA) 67 (6) 64 75

Thiago Seyboth Wild (BRA) def Luca Nardi (ITA) 63 67 (5) 76 (2)

 

Doubles, first round

Pedro Martinez (ESP) / Alejandro Tabilo (CHI) def Romain Arneodo (MON) / Samuel Weissborn (AUT) 63 76 (4)

Francisco Cabral (POR) / Aleksandr Nedovyesov (KAZ) def Nikola Cacic / Miomir Kecmanovic (SRB) 63 63 

 

Qualifying, final round

(1st-round opponents in brackets)

[3] Radu Albot (MDA) def. [ALT] Filip Cristian Jianu (ROU) 76 (4) 64 (Alexander Kovavevic)

[2] Grégoire Barrere (FRA) def. [WC] Lucas Pouille (FRA) 64 75 (Thanasi Kokkinakis)

Carlos Taberner (ESP) def. Zdenek Kolar (CZE) 62 63 ([8] Pedro Martinez)

[4] Valentin Vacherot (MON) def [8] Benjamin Bonzi (FRA) 63 64 (Marton Fucsovics)

 

[LL] Benjamin Bonzi (FRA) (Federico Coria – played and lost to him Monday)

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