Name: BRD Nastase Tiriac Trophy
Category: ATP World Tour 250
Place: Bucharest, Romania
Draw Size: S-28 D-16
Prize Money: € 398,250
Total Financial Commitment: € 450,000 http://brd-nastase-tiriac-trophy.ro/2012/en/
BRD Nastase Tiriac Trophy Integral Part Of Bustling Bucharest
Located in south-east Romania, Bucharest is the nation's capital city and industrial and commercial centre. The Palace of the Parliament is the largest building in Europe and the second largest in the world. The ATP World Tour 250 tournament, held since 1993, changed its name to the BRD Nastase Tiriac Trophy in 2011 in honour of its two iconic ambassadors Ilie Nastase and Ion Tiriac.
The BRD Năstase Țiriac Trophy is a professional tennis tournament played on outdoor clay courts. It is currently part of the ATP World Tour 250 series of the ATP Tour. It has been held annually in Bucharest, Romania, since 1993.
The tournament has yet to see a Romanian winner in singles (though the 2005 edition saw two Romanian players reaching the semifinals, and the 2007 edition saw Victor Hănescu reach the finals), but a Romanian pair (Andrei Pavel and Gabriel Trifu) did take home the doubles title in 1998.
The organizers announced that from 2012, the ATP World Tour 250 series tournament will be scheduled to take place in April, so it will end an age of 19 years when it took place in the last week of September
The BNR Arenas (Romanian: Arenele BNR) is a tennis complex in Bucharest, Romania. The complex is the host of the annual 250 series stop, the BRD Năstase Țiriac Trophy. The stadium court has a capacity of 5,000 people
2011- Mayer Clinches First Title
Florian Mayer became the ninth first-time ATP World Tour titlist of the year and the first German to lift silverware at the BRD Nastase Tiriac Trophy. The second seed defeated fourth seed Pablo Andujar of Spain 6-3, 6-1 in 72 minutes to break an 0-4 losing streak in title matches.
Andujar Denied Again - For the second year in a row, Pablo Andujar lost out in the Bucharest final. A year earlier he was beaten in his first ATP World Tour final by Juan Ignacio Chela. He dropped to a 1-3 finals mark.
Home Favourite Ousted - Bucharest native Victor Hanescu was ousted in the first round of his hometown tournament by Albert Ramos. The 30 year old reached the final in 2007, finishing runner-up to Gilles Simon.
Chela Upset - Top seed and defending champion Juan Ignacio Chela was beaten in the semi-finals by Pablo Andujar, a re-match of the 2010 final. The Argentine had been looking to reach his second final of the season.
Year Singles Doubles
2011 S|D Florian Mayer Daniele Bracciali / Potito Starace
2010 S|D Juan Ignacio Chela Juan Ignacio Chela / Lukasz Kubot
2009 S|D Albert Montanes Frantisek Cermak / Michal Mertinak
2008 S|D Gilles Simon Nicolas Devilder / Paul-Henri Mathieu
2007 S|D Gilles Simon Oliver Marach / Michal Mertinak
2006 S|D Jurgen Melzer Mariusz Fyrstenberg / Marcin Matkowski
2005 S|D Florent Serra Jose Acasuso / Sebastian Prieto
2004 S|D Jose Acasuso Lucas Arnold Ker / Mariano Hood
2003 S|D David Sanchez Karsten Braasch / Sargis Sargsian
2002 S|D David Ferrer Jens Knippschild / Peter Nyborg
2001 S|D Younes El Aynaoui Aleksandar Kitinov / Johan Landsberg
2000 S|D Juan Balcells Alberto Martin / Eyal Ran
1999 S|D Alberto Martin Lucas Arnold Ker / Martin Garcia
1998 S|D Francisco Clavet Andrei Pavel / Gabriel Trifu
1997 S|D Richard Fromberg Luis Lobo / Javier Sanchez
1996 S|D Alberto Berasategui David Ekerot / Jeff Tarango
1995 S|D Thomas Muster Mark Keil / Jeff Tarango
1994 S|D Franco Davin Wayne Arthurs / Simon Youl
1993 S|D Goran Ivanisevic Menno Oosting / Libor Pimek