Gilles Simon Wins Metz

Open de Moselle

ATP WORLD TOUR 250 €398,250 (€450,000 Total Financial Commitment)
Metz, France (+2 hours GMT)
20-26 September, 2010 Surface: Indoor Hard www.ATPWorldTour.com

RESULTS – SUNDAY, 26 SEPTEMBER, 2010

Singles – Final
[8] G Simon (FRA) d [Q] M Zverev (GER) 63 62

Doubles – Final
D Brown (JAM) / R Wassen (NED) d [2] M Melo (BRA) / B Soares (BRA) 63 63

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WHAT THE PLAYERS SAID

Simon: “I am extremely happy about this seventh title. I was not supposed to come here initially; my son was due to be born this week so logically I hadn’t entered any tournaments. Because I had been playing well, also in the Davis Cup preparation, I really wanted to try to compete and really wanted to come to Metz; I knew I could do something good.

“My son was born on 2nd September, so I haven’t spent much time with him yet. As I decided to play this week I also decided to bring the family with me to Metz. I was in the unknown, I didn’t know how it was going to be, if he would keep me up at night, and in the end, the result is perfect. Everything went very well and I am delighted to get to share this title with my family today.

“It hasn’t been an easy year because of the injury and I am really happy about this victory. During my time off, I strengthened my upper body to try to improve my serve, to serve stronger and for longer and this week. My serve is what kept me in the matches even if I wasn’t playing so well.”

Zverev: “I was really excited to be in my first final, but he played really well. Not only solid from the baseline as he is usually, but also aggressive as well, he served unbelievably. I couldn’t do much today. I love France and French tournaments, I feel great here and for sure I will come back.”

Brown: “I am so happy; this is my first ATP-level title. It feels great. I am happy I was able to convince Roger to come as we were the first alternate team. He was home three hours away, wanting to take some time off, and I managed to convince him. We recently won two Challengers so we had confidence and I must say we played good all week.”

Wassen: “Being the first alternate team I really didn’t want to come to Metz. I was home, planning on taking the week off, but I am so happy I ended up coming. Dustin and I have opposite personalities, opposite games and I think we complement each other very well on the court. It’s a pleasure to play with him and I look forward to continuing to play with him.”

Juan Ignacio Chela Wins Bucharest

BCR Open Romania

ATP WORLD TOUR 250 €368,450 (€420,200 Total Financial Commitment)
Bucharest, Romania (+3 hours GMT)
20-26 September, 2010 Surface: Clay www.ATPWorldTour.com

RESULTS – SUNDAY, 26 SEPTEMBER, 2010

Singles – Final
[4] J Chela (ARG) d [Q] P Andujar (ESP) 75 61

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WHAT THE PLAYERS SAID

Chela: “It was an unbelievable week winning in both singles and doubles. I didn’t expect that. The beginning of the season was pretty tough for me so I’m very happy that I’m playing at such a great level now. I enjoy the circuit a lot.

“I always used to be quiet on court, but now I have even more experience and that helps especially when you prepare for an important match. My goal is to do well during the Asian swing as well as in the European indoor events and try to finish the year in the Top 30.

“Andujar has improved a lot lately. He played a strong first set. He can do very well in the future.”

Andujar: “I tried to play aggressively since I knew that long points wouldn’t help me after the long match last night. I had my chances in the first set, but then I had a low at the beginning of the second set.

“I will always remember my first ATP final. I still remember when I won my first Futures and my first Challenger. The conditions here are very good for me, close to what I’m used to at home.

“I didn’t expect to go this far when I came here to play qualies. My coach had his return ticket for last Wednesday. Of course I’m very happy I had to buy him a new one.”

BCR Open Romania Friday Results

BCR Open Romania

ATP WORLD TOUR 250 €368,450 (€420,200 Total Financial Commitment)
Bucharest, Romania (+3 hours GMT)
20-26 September, 2010 Surface: Clay www.ATPWorldTour.com

RESULTS – FRIDAY, 24 SEPTEMBER, 2010

Singles – Quarter-finals
[1] A Montanes (ESP) d [8] J Chardy (FRA) 63 16 63
M Granollers (ESP) d [3] P Starace (ITA) 36 76(7) 64 – saved 1 M.P.
[4] J Chela (ARG) d B Phau (GER) 63 63
[Q] P Andujar (ESP) d P Cuevas (URU) 64 64

Doubles – Semi-finals
[2] M Granollers (ESP) / S Ventura (ESP) d [4] P Cuevas (URU) / D Marrero (ESP) 63 62
[3] J Chela (ARG) / L Kubot (POL) d P Marx (GER) / I Zelenay (SVK) 60 76(5)

ORDER OF PLAY – SATURDAY, 25 SEPTEMBER, 2010

CENTER COURT start 2:00 pm
[1] A Montanes (ESP) vs [4] J Chela (ARG)
M Granollers (ESP) vs [Q] P Andujar (ESP)

Not Before 5:00 PM
[3] J Chela (ARG) / L Kubot (POL) vs [2] M Granollers (ESP) / S Ventura (ESP)

Open de Moselle Friday Results

Open de Moselle

ATP WORLD TOUR 250 €398,250 (€450,000 Total Financial Commitment)
Metz, France (+2 hours GMT)
20-26 September, 2010 Surface: Indoor Hard www.ATPWorldTour.com

RESULTS – FRIDAY, 24 SEPTEMBER, 2010

Singles – Quarter-finals
[6] P Kohlschreiber (GER) d [1] [WC] M Cilic (CRO) 64 61
[4] R Gasquet (FRA) d [7] T Robredo (ESP) 76(3) 76(5)
[8] G Simon (FRA) d X Malisse (BEL) 75 46 61
[Q] M Zverev (GER) d J Nieminen (FIN) 76(0) 63

Doubles – Quarter-finals
[1] W Moodie (RSA) / D Norman (BEL) d C Fleming (GBR) / K Skupski (GBR) 62 75

ORDER OF PLAY – SATURDAY, 25 SEPTEMBER, 2010

CENTRE COURT start 2:00 pm
[6] P Kohlschreiber (GER) vs [8] G Simon (FRA)
[4] R Gasquet (FRA) vs [Q] M Zverev (GER)
[1] W Moodie (RSA) / D Norman (BEL) vs D Brown (JAM) / R Wassen (NED)
R Gasquet (FRA) / E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) vs [2] M Melo (BRA) / B Soares (BRA)

Open de Moselle – Thursday’s Results

Open de Moselle

ATP WORLD TOUR 250 €398,250 (€450,000 Total Financial Commitment)
Metz, France (+2 hours GMT)
20-26 September, 2010 Surface: Indoor Hard www.ATPWorldTour.com

RESULTS – THURSDAY, 23 SEPTEMBER, 2010

Singles – Second Round
[1] [WC] M Cilic (CRO) d L Lacko (SVK) 75 76(3)
X Malisse (BEL) d [3] I Ljubicic (CRO) 75 62
[8] G Simon (FRA) d [Q] I Sijsling (NED) 61 67(5) 63
J Nieminen (FIN) d K Vliegen (BEL) 64 61
[Q] M Zverev (GER) d [LL] N Mahut (FRA) 64 62

Doubles – Quarter-finals
[2] M Melo (BRA) / B Soares (BRA) d X Malisse (BEL) / K Vliegen (BEL) 76(3) 61
D Brown (JAM) / R Wassen (NED) d J Kerr (AUS) / T Parrott (USA) 64 76(4)
R Gasquet (FRA) / E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) d E Butorac (USA) / J Rojer (AHO) 64 36 14-12

ORDER OF PLAY – FRIDAY, 24 SEPTEMBER, 2010

CENTRE COURT start 1:45 pm
X Malisse (BEL) vs [8] G Simon (FRA)
J Nieminen (FIN) vs [Q] M Zverev (GER)
[1] [WC] M Cilic (CRO) vs [6] P Kohlschreiber (GER)
Not Before 7:00 PM
[7] T Robredo (ESP) vs [4] R Gasquet (FRA)
[1] W Moodie (RSA) / D Norman (BEL) vs C Fleming (GBR) / K Skupski (GBR)