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Re: ATP - Bucharest Open - BRD Nastase Tiriac Trophy - 21-29 April 2012
« Reply #20 on: April 26, 2012, 10:37:41 AM »
Draw Updated

(1) Gilles Simon (FRA) vs (7) Lukasz Kubot (POL)
Matthias Bachinger (GER) vs (Q) Daniel Brands (GER)
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(6) Andreas Seppi (ITA) vs Fabio Fognini (ITA)
(Q) Attila Balazs (HUN) vs Xavier Malisse (BEL)

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Re: ATP - Bucharest Open - BRD Nastase Tiriac Trophy - 21-29 April 2012
« Reply #21 on: April 26, 2012, 01:27:45 PM »
Friday, April 27, 2012, OOP

Central Start 12:00 noon

Matthias Bachinger (GER) v[Q] Daniel Brands (GER)
Not Before 2:00 PM
[1] Gilles Simon (FRA) v [7] Lukasz Kubot (POL)
[1] Robert Lindstedt (SWE) / Horia Tecau (ROU) v Paul Hanley (AUS) / Jordan Kerr (AUS)
Not Before 7:00 PM
[Q] Attila Balazs (HUN) v Xavier Malisse (BEL)

Court 2 Start 2:00 pm
[6] Andreas Seppi (ITA) v Fabio Fognini (ITA)
[4] James Cerretani (USA) / Fabio Fognini (ITA) v Jeremy Chardy (FRA) / Lukasz Kubot (POL)
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Re: ATP - Bucharest Open - BRD Nastase Tiriac Trophy - 21-29 April 2012
« Reply #22 on: April 27, 2012, 10:00:14 AM »
Friday, 27 April

Singles - Quarterfinals

(1) Gilles Simon (FRA) d. (7) Lukasz Kubot (POL) 36 61 63
Fabio Fognini (ITA) d. (6) Andreas Seppi (ITA) 64 67(4) 64
Matthias Bachinger (GER) d. (Q) Daniel Brands (GER) 64 61 
(Q) Attila Balazs (HUN) d. Xavier Malisse (BEL) 46 63 64

Doubles - Semifinals
[1] Robert Lindstedt (SWE) / Horia Tecau (ROU) d. Paul Hanley (AUS) / Jordan Kerr (AUS) 57 64 10-8
Jeremy Chardy (FRA) / Lukasz Kubot (POL) d. [4] James Cerretani (USA) / Fabio Fognini (ITA) 63 62
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Re: ATP - Bucharest Open - BRD Nastase Tiriac Trophy - 21-29 April 2012
« Reply #23 on: April 27, 2012, 02:05:17 PM »
Saturday, April 28, 2012, OOP
 
Central Start 12:00 noon

[1] Gilles Simon (FRA) v Matthias Bachinger (GER)
Fabio Fognini (ITA) v [Q] Attila Balazs (HUN)
Doubles Final: [1] Robert Lindstedt (SWE) / Horia Tecau (ROU) v Jeremy Chardy (FRA) / Lukasz Kubot (POL)

 
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Re: ATP - Bucharest Open - BRD Nastase Tiriac Trophy - 21-29 April 2012
« Reply #24 on: April 28, 2012, 06:02:21 AM »
Saturday, April 28

Singles - Semifinals

[1] Gilles Simon (FRA) d. Matthias Bachinger (GER) 75 62
Fabio Fognini (ITA) d. [Q] Attila Balazs (HUN) 63 61

Doubles -  Final
[1] Robert Lindstedt (SWE) / Horia Tecau (ROU) d. Jeremy Chardy (FRA) / Lukasz Kubot (POL) 76(2) 63
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Re: ATP - Bucharest Open - BRD Nastase Tiriac Trophy - 21-29 April 2012
« Reply #25 on: April 28, 2012, 10:04:08 AM »
Sunday, April 29, 2012, OOP

Central Start 3:00 pm

[1] Gilles Simon (FRA) v Fabio Fognini (ITA)

 
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Re: ATP - Bucharest Open - BRD Nastase Tiriac Trophy - 21-29 April 2012
« Reply #26 on: April 29, 2012, 09:05:21 AM »
Sunday, April 29,

Singles - Final

[1] Gilles Simon (FRA) d. Fabio Fognini (ITA) 64 63 in 1h50'

3rd title in Bucharest!!!! Bravo Gillou!!!!!!!  :))
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Re: ATP - Bucharest Open - BRD Nastase Tiriac Trophy - 21-29 April 2012
« Reply #27 on: April 29, 2012, 01:29:44 PM »
Simon Clinches Bucharest Hat-trick


Gilles Simon won the Bucharest trophy for the third time.

 World No. 12 Gilles Simon triumphed at the BRD Nastase Tiriac Trophy for the third time on Sunday as he defeated first-time finalist Fabio Fognini 6-4, 6-3.

The Frenchman had clinched the title on his previous two visits to Bucharest in 2007 (d. Hanescu) and 2008 (d. Moya) and improved to a 15-1 mark at the ATP World Tour 250 clay-court tennis tournament.

"Itís great," said Simon. "I played a great match today. It was very difficult; Fabio played well and I had to run a lot today. You really have the feeling that you are never in control of the game. Iím always happy when I win a tournament like this because sometimes people think it will be easy when youíre the No. 1 seed, but on

World No. 12 Gilles Simon triumphed at the BRD Nastase Tiriac Trophy for the third time on Sunday as he defeated first-time finalist Fabio Fognini 6-4, 6-3.

The Frenchman had clinched the title on his previous two visits to Bucharest in 2007 (d. Hanescu) and 2008 (d. Moya) and improved to a 15-1 mark at the ATP World Tour 250 clay-court tennis tournament.

"Itís great," said Simon. "I played a great match today. It was very difficult; Fabio played well and I had to run a lot today. You really have the feeling that you are never in control of the game. Iím always happy when I win a tournament like this because sometimes people think it will be easy when youíre the No. 1 seed, but on the court itís very close every time. Iím very proud to win this tournament for the third time and to bring the trophy back home."

The top-seeded Simon clinched the first set after five breaks of serve had been exchanged and broke Fogniniís serve twice more in the second set to claim victory in one hour and 50 minutes. He saved 10 of the 12 break points he faced. It was his fourth win in four meetings with Fognini.

The 28-year-old Simon captured his 10th ATP World Tour title and fifth on clay. He has won at least one ATP World Tour title every year since 2007. The right-hander improved to a 21-10 match record on the season, having also reached the semi-finals in Brisbane (l. to Dolgopolov), Montpellier (l. to Monfils) and last week on clay in Monte-Carlo (l. to Nadal).

The No. 57-ranked Fognini was attempting to become the first player this season to win his maiden ATP World Tour title. En route to the final, he had beaten fifth seed Marcos Baghdatis and No. 6 Andreas Seppi.

The 24-year-old Italian, who was sidelined earlier in the season with a foot injury, dropped to a 6-6 match record in 2012.

"Iím upset because I lost the final," said Fognini. "I had my chances, but he has played more finals than me and is more experienced. Maybe next time I will have the chance to win the tournament. Itís been a good week. Iím happy that I played great tennis; it was just my third tournament after the injury."
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Re: ATP - Bucharest Open - BRD Nastase Tiriac Trophy - 21-29 April 2012
« Reply #28 on: May 01, 2012, 09:01:00 PM »
Saw parts of the final!  Wanted to see the promoter and player Tiriac.  Did not have a chance to see him!  Interesting to see if Connors, MacEnroe, etc... will have a trophy named after them too?