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ATP 500 - RAKUTEN JAPAN OPEN 2012
« on: September 30, 2012, 05:36:16 PM »
           

    Name:   Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships
    Category:   ATP World Tour 500
    Place:   Tokyo, Japan
    Date:   01.10.2012-07.10.2012
    Draw Size:   S-32 D-16
    Surface:   Hard
    Prize Money: $ 1,280,565
    Total Financial Commitment: $ 1,407,065

Murray leads a good field here:

The Draw:

http://en.rakutenopen.com/Share/Event-Draws.aspx

Tomorrows schedule of play:


Monday, October 01, 2012


    Centre Court Start 11:00 am

    Albert Ramos (ESP)   v   Lukas Lacko (SVK)
   
    Benoit Paire (FRA)  v   [2] Tomas Berdych (CZE)

    [WC] Hiroki Moriya (JPN)   v   [7] Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI)

    Viktor Troicki (SRB)  v   Robin Haase (NED)


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Re: ATP 500 - RAKUTEN JAPAN OPEN 2012
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2012, 07:46:08 AM »
In case this dead as a Dodo thread wakes up, here are some results:

First Round:

Lacko -d- Ramos  60,62
Wawrinka -d- Moriya  75,46,64
Troicki -d- Haase  62,63
Berdych -d-  Paire 61,76
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Re: ATP 500 - RAKUTEN JAPAN OPEN 2012
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2012, 04:52:10 PM »
Tomorrow's schedule:

Tuesday, October 02, 2012



    Centre Court Start 11:00 am

    Radek Stepanek (CZE)   v   [6] Milos Raonic (CAN)
 
    [8] Kei Nishikori (JPN)   v   Go Soeda (JPN)
   
    [1] Andy Murray (GBR)  v  Gael Monfils (FRA)
 
    [5] Nicolas Almagro (ESP)   v   [WC] Tatsuma Ito (JPN)
 
    [WC] Yuichi Sugita (JPN) /  Yasutaka Uchiyama (JPN)  v  Daniele Bracciali (ITA) /   Frantisek Cermak (CZE)

 
    Court 1 Start 11:00 am

    Jarkko Nieminen (FIN)  v  Tommy Robredo (ESP)
   
    Jeremy Chardy (FRA)  v   [WC] Yuichi Sugita (JPN)
   
    [Q] Dmitry Tursunov (RUS)  v   Bernard Tomic (AUS)
 
    [Q] Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) v Marcos Baghdatis (CYP)
 

    Martin Klizan (SVK)  v  [Q] Marco Chiudinelli (SUI)
 
    Court 4 Start 12:00 noon

    Tomas Berdych (CZE) /  Nenad Zimonjic (SRB)  v  [2] Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi (PAK) /  Jean-Julien Rojer (NED)

   
    Treat Conrad Huey (PHI) /  Jonathan Marray (GBR)  v  Philipp Petzschner (GER) / Janko Tipsarevic (SRB)

    Thomaz Bellucci (BRA)  v  Alejandro Falla (COL)

http://www.atpworldtour.com/Scores/schedule.aspx?EventId=329


   
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Re: ATP 500 - RAKUTEN JAPAN OPEN 2012
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2012, 04:54:12 AM »
Andy Murray maintained his unbeaten run from USO as he defeated Ivo Karlovic 7-6 6-4  at the Japan Open.

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Re: ATP 500 - RAKUTEN JAPAN OPEN 2012
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2012, 09:17:29 AM »
I see that Monfils pulled out, and Karlovic replaced him.  Having only recently come back from injury, I hope Monfils is okay.

Here are More round one results for today:

Murray [1]  -d- Karlovic   7/6(7) 6/4

J. Chardy -d- Sugita  6/1 7/5

M. Raonic [6]  -d- Stepaneck  6/4 6/4

T. Ito  -d-  Almagro  7/6(4) 7/6(5)

D. Tursunov  -d-  Tomic  6/4 7/5

M. Baghdatis  -d-  Stakhovsky  7/6(3) 7/5

Chiudinelli  -d - Klizan  7/6(3) 6/2

Robredo -d- Nieminen  6/2 6/4

Nishikori -d-  Soeda  4/6 6/2 6/3

Falla  -d-  Bellucci  7/5 6/2


Schedule for tomorrow:


Wednesday, 3 October 2012

    Centre Court Start 11:00 am

    [Q] Grigor Dimitrov (BUL)   v   [4] Juan Monaco (ARG)
   
    [3] Janko Tipsarevic (SRB)  v  Gilles Simon (FRA)
   
    Jeremy Chardy (FRA)  v    [7] Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI)
   
    [1] Andy Murray (GBR)  v Lukas Lacko (SVK)
 
    Not Before 5:00 PM

    [3] Santiago Gonzalez (MEX) / Scott Lipsky (USA)   v  Juan Monaco (ARG) / Kei Nishikori (JPN)

 
    Court 1 Start 2:00 pm

    [1] Leander Paes (IND) /  Radek Stepanek (CZE)  v Julian Knowle (AUT) / Filip Polasek (SVK)

    Philipp Petzschner (GER) / Janko Tipsarevic (SRB)  v  Tomas Berdych (CZE)  /  Nenad Zimonjic (SRB)

      Not Before 5:00 PM

    [WC] Hiroki Moriya (JPN) / Takao Suzuki (JPN)  v   Jeremy Chardy (FRA) / Marcelo Melo (BRA)

 
    Court 4 Start 11:00 am

    Not Before 5:00 PM

    Benoit Paire (FRA) / Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI)  v  [4] Alexander Peya (AUT) / Bruno Soares (BRA)

   
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Re: ATP 500 - RAKUTEN JAPAN OPEN 2012
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2012, 10:23:24 AM »
Tomic still losing early.

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Re: ATP 500 - RAKUTEN JAPAN OPEN 2012
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2012, 04:29:20 PM »
Tomic still losing early.
He seems a little aimless at present.

I note that my man to watch, Klizan is out early too.  In which case it will be difficult to watch him!!   :rofl_2:

I thought Robredo had retired??????   Nieminen no doubt wishes he had retired.
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Re: ATP 500 - RAKUTEN JAPAN OPEN 2012
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2012, 12:51:32 PM »
Grigor Dimitrov is another one of my men to watch. as seems to be the treand with my men to watch, he got his marching orders today.  Murray ought to pocket this title.
 
Todays results:
   
Singles

Murray    d   L Lacko    61 62    
Wawrinka  d   Chardy    76(1) 67(6) 75    
Monaco    d  Dimitrov    62 61    
Tipsarevic d Simon            46 63 61

Doubles:

Monaco /  Nishikori    d     Gonzalez /  Lipsky    76(1) 63     
Chardy /  Melo    d     Moriya /  Suzuki    63 64

Tomorrows schedule:
Thursday, 4 October 2012

   Centre Court Start 11:00 am

    [3] Janko Tipsarevic (SRB)    v    [Q] Marco Chiudinelli (SUI)
   
    Alejandro Falla (COL)      v     [2] Tomas Berdych (CZE)
   
    Marcos Baghdatis (CYP)   v     [4] Juan Monaco (ARG)
   
    [8] Kei Nishikori (JPN)   v    [PR] Tommy Robredo (ESP)
   
    [WC] Tatsuma Ito (JPN)   v  [Q] Dmitry Tursunov (RUS)
   
    Juan Monaco (ARG) /  Kei Nishikori (JPN)    v   Daniele Bracciali (ITA) /   Frantisek Cermak (CZE)


Court 1 Start 11:00 am

[1] Leander Paes (IND) / Radek Stepanek (CZE)  v  Julian Knowle (AUT) / Filip Polasek (SVK)

Viktor Troicki (SRB)  v [6] Milos Raonic (CAN)

Eric Butorac (USA) / Jarkko Nieminen (FIN)  v  Andy Murray (GBR) / Jamie Murray (GBR)


Not Before 3:00 PM

Philipp Petzschner (GER) / Janko Tipsarevic (SRB)  v Tomas Berdych (CZE) / Nenad Zimonjic (SRB)


Court 4 Start 12:00 noon

Benoit Paire (FRA)  / Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI)  v  [4] Alexander Peya (AUT) / Bruno Soares (BRA)

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Re: ATP 500 - RAKUTEN JAPAN OPEN 2012
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2012, 02:25:37 PM »
Can't really see anyone other than Murray winning this...
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Re: ATP 500 - RAKUTEN JAPAN OPEN 2012
« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2012, 03:25:50 PM »
Indeed so, Oracle86.     Perhaps the step by step delineation of the tournament is surplus to requirement  & one should write  "winner, Murray!!"   :)   

Anyway, here are today's results.  Singles:

M Baghdatis    defeats    J Monaco    75 16 63    
K Nishikori    defeats    T Robredo    57 61 60    
D Tursunov    defeats    T Ito    75 63    
J Tipsarevic    defeats    M Chiudinelli    64 62    
T Berdych    defeats    A Falla    63 75    
M Raonic            defeats   V Troicki    30    retired

Doubles

QF    D Bracciali / F Cermak    defeats       J Monaco / K Nishikori    61 76(2)       
L Paes / R Stepanek    defeats       J Knowle / F Polasek    64 64       
A Murray / J Murray    defeats       E Butorac / J Nieminen    57 63 10-4       
A Peya / B Soares    defeats       B Paire / S Wawrinka    75 62

Tomorrow's schedule:

Friday, 5 October 2012

   Centre Court Start 11:00 am

Janko Tipsarevic (SRB)    v   Milos Raonic (CAN)
   

Andy Murray (GBR)   v   Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI)
   

Not Before 2:00 PM

Dmitry Tursunov (RUS)  v   Marcos Baghdatis (CYP)
   
Kei Nishikori (JPN)   v  Tomas Berdych (CZE)
   
Jeremy Chardy (FRA) /  Marcelo Melo (BRA)   v  Alexander Peya (AUT) /  Bruno Soares (BRA)

        Court 1

    Not Before 3:00 PM

Leander Paes (IND) /  Radek Stepanek (CZE)   v   Andy Murray (GBR) /  Jamie Murray (GBR)

   

There are some good matches tomorrow.   At least on paper! :) 


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Re: ATP 500 - RAKUTEN JAPAN OPEN 2012
« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2012, 11:31:02 PM »
I may watch these matches:

Centre Court Start 11:00 am

Janko Tipsarevic (SRB)    v   Milos Raonic (CAN)
   

Andy Murray (GBR)   v   Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI)
   

Not Before 2:00 PM

Dmitry Tursunov (RUS)  v   Marcos Baghdatis (CYP)
   
Kei Nishikori (JPN)   v  Tomas Berdych (CZE)

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Re: ATP 500 - RAKUTEN JAPAN OPEN 2012
« Reply #11 on: October 05, 2012, 12:28:40 PM »
Stan vs Andy was a good match.

Congrats to Nishikori for upsetting Tomas!  :worthy:
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Re: ATP 500 - RAKUTEN JAPAN OPEN 2012
« Reply #12 on: October 05, 2012, 06:29:29 PM »
Stan vs Andy was a good match.

Congrats to Nishikori for upsetting Tomas!  :worthy:
Ditto to that, Oracle86!    :)  I'm looking forward to the semi's.  AM is one of the best returners on tour, so I expect him to get through, but it should be a good match if MR plays well.  And I can't call it for the other SF.  KN looks good getting past TB, but can he remain consistent?   

Anyway, here are the results for the 4th October:

Singles

Baghdatis  d Tursunov  62 64    
   
Raonic  d Tipsarevic   67(5) 62 76(7)   
   
Murray d  Wawrinka   62 36 62   

Nishikori  d  Berdych   75 64
      
Doubles

A Peya / B Soares  d   J Chardy / M Melo   67(4) 63 10-8      


Tomorrow's schedule:

Saturday, 6 October 2012

Centre Court Start 12:00 noon

Andy Murray (GBR)  v  Milos Raonic (CAN)

Marcos Baghdatis (CYP) v  Kei Nishikori (JPN)

[1] Leander Paes (IND) / Radek Stepanek (CZE) v   Daniele Bracciali (ITA) / Frantisek Cermak (CZE)

[4] Alexander Peya (AUT) / Bruno Soares (BRA) v   Tomas Berdych (CZE) / Nenad Zimonjic (SRB)

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« Reply #13 on: October 06, 2012, 01:00:02 AM »
Raonic finally got a big win under his belt.


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Re: ATP 500 - RAKUTEN JAPAN OPEN 2012
« Reply #14 on: October 06, 2012, 02:22:23 AM »
Finally, lightning strikes and the unexpected happens.

Kei vs Milos final!  :cool:
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Re: ATP 500 - RAKUTEN JAPAN OPEN 2012
« Reply #15 on: October 06, 2012, 06:04:52 AM »
I really like Nishikori. This guy is going to be huge.

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« Reply #16 on: October 06, 2012, 06:13:25 AM »
This loss, after a well contested match, will not discredit Murray. But his behaviour leaves a lot to be desired.   What is all that whingeing and swearing about? He smashed his racquet & got a code violation.   The win will no doubt be an enormous boost to Raonic.  He battled and prevailed against an in form world number three.  He kept focused to save match points against him.  Excellent job!   Of all the young hopefuls, he is looking most likely to get somewhere. Good for him.

And it is wonderful too to see Nishikori get to the final, the first Japanese player to do so apparently. Good for him.

Results for the 6th October:

Nishikori    d   Baghdatis    62 62    
 Raonic    d A Murray    63 67(5) 76(4)    

Doubles

A  Peya / Soares    d   Berdych /  Zimonjic    64 64        
L Paes / R Stepanek    d  Bracciali /  Cermak    63 61

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« Reply #17 on: October 06, 2012, 08:46:00 AM »
Yes, I saw how Murray was acting. Guess he can act like that because Lendl wasn't in the stands? At any rate, I actually gave up on Raonic when he lost that second set and got down a break in the 3rd. But he actually came back (still don't really like his game), but at least he was very aggressive in this match.

With Murray...who knows. He did win the US open, but if you look at his last 4 tournaments, he's one 1 and lost in 3. But that 1 was the big one.


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« Reply #18 on: October 07, 2012, 02:12:19 AM »
Kei takes the 1st set.  :cool:
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« Reply #19 on: October 07, 2012, 06:58:35 AM »
What a match from Nishikori, to make history! Very well done to him.  Raonic has done well too, and should be pleased.

Well done too, to Peya / Soares for the doubles title, by beating the number one seeds.

The Finals results:

Nishikori  -d-   Raonic   76(5) 36 60        

Doubles

A Peya / B Soares  -d-  L Paes / R Stepanek  63 76(5)    

   
Match Highlights:

Milos Raonic Vs Kai Nishikori FINAL HIGHLIGHTS JAPAN OPEN 2012 [HD]



Kei Nishikori outguns Milos Raonic to win Japan Open title



Kei Nishikori poses with the winner's trophy after beating Milos Raonic in the Japan Open final. Photograph: Tomoyuki Kaya/EPA

Kei Nishikori stunned big-serving Milos Raonic 7-6, 3-6, 6-0 with an electrifying display of attacking tennis to become the host country's first Japan Open champion on Sunday.

It was the eighth seed's second career title after winning in Delray Beach in 2008 and will elevate the 22-year-old from 17th to 15th in the world rankings.
"I'm partying tonight," Nishikori said in a courtside interview as a sellout Tokyo crowd went wild. "I'd thought the Gods were against me at this event in the past. To win the title is amazing. I'm overwhelmed."I don't know what I'm going to do with a year's worth of Corona beer," added Nishikori, sheepishly referring to a bonus gift from tournament sponsors. "I don't even like beer."

Nishikori took the first set tie-break 7-5 after a jaw-dropping running backhand pass, clenching his fist to salute the roars of the crowd. Sixth seed Raonic took the second, drilling a bullet serve at Nishikori's body as the cheers of the majority among the 13,000 centre court fans turned to groans.

However, Nishikori stormed back in the decider, ripping another fierce backhand pass down the line to open a 4-0 lead, leaving his Canadian opponent gaping in disbelief.
He delivered the coup de grāce moments later, a lofted return forcing Raonic to smash a drive volley into the net after two hours, eight minutes to complete a final set 'bagel'.

Both players were presented with flowers by Australian Ken Rosewall, who won the title in 1973, the first year the Japan Open became an official tournament. "Kei is a superstar in Japan," said Raonic, who shocked last year's winner and US champion Andy Murray in the semi-finals and fired down 14 aces against Nishikori. "Thank you Japan for your support," added Raonic, who is projected to rise one spot to 14th in the rankings. "And thank you for inventing sushi. I love it."

http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2012/oct/07/kei-nishikori-wins-japan-open

And so, goodbye, Tokyo.






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