Moselle Open (Metz, France) – Monfils Edges Mahut To Reach QFs

RESULTS – THURSDAY, 20 SEPTEMBER, 2012

Singles – Second Round
[2] P Kohlschreiber (GER) d B Paire (FRA) 62 16 61
I Karlovic (CRO) d [3] M Granollers (ESP) 76(3) 22 ret. (intercostal muscle)
[5] A Seppi (ITA) d [Q] V Millot (FRA) 62 61
[7] G Monfils (FRA) d N Mahut (FRA) 76(4) 75
[8] [WC] N Davydenko (RUS) d G Muller (LUX) 75 64
J Levine (USA) d [LL] M Berrer (GER) 64 36 60

Doubles – Quarter-finals
[2] N Mahut (FRA) / E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) d D Brands (GER) / J Levine (USA) 36 63 10-7
X Malisse (BEL) / A Waske (GER) d N Monroe (USA) / S Stadler (GER) 60 63

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SCHEDULE – FRIDAY, 21 SEPTEMBER, 2012

CENTRE COURT start 2:00 pm
[5] A Seppi (ITA) vs [4] F Mayer (GER)
Not Before 4:00 PM
[7] G Monfils (FRA) vs [2] P Kohlschreiber (GER)
Not Before 6:00 PM
[1] J Tsonga (FRA) vs J Levine (USA)
I Karlovic (CRO) vs [8] [WC] N Davydenko (RUS)
X Malisse (BEL) / A Waske (GER) vs [4] J Brunstrom (SWE) / F Nielsen (DEN)

Tournament Information
ATP World Tour 250 €398,250 (€450,000 Total Financial Commitment)
Metz, France (+2 hours GMT)
17-23 September, 2012 Surface: Hard

ON-SITE CONTACT NUMBERS
+33 (0)9 75 12 24 36 Media Desk
+33 (0)9 75 12 24 37 ATP PR & Marketing – Nanette Duxin (nduxin@atpworldtour.com)

Moselle Open (Metz, France) – Tsonga Opens Title Defence

RESULTS – WEDNESDAY, 19 SEPTEMBER, 2012

Singles – Second Round
[1] J Tsonga (FRA) d [Q] C Reix (FRA) 63 63
[4] F Mayer (GER) d J Blake (USA) 67(4) 63 64

Singles – First Round
[5] A Seppi (ITA) d I Dodig (CRO) 67(7) 63 64
J Levine (USA) d C Stebe (GER) 63 62
[LL] M Berrer (GER) d J Hajek (CZE) 64 20 ret. (right wrist)
G Muller (LUX) d [WC] P Mathieu (FRA) 76(5) 64
N Mahut (FRA) d [LL] D Brands (GER) 76(8) 76(4)

Doubles – Quarter-finals
[3] D Brown (GER) / C Kas (GER) d E Butorac (USA) / J Peers (AUS) 76(5) 64

Doubles – First Round
N Monroe (USA) / S Stadler (GER) d [1] I Dodig (CRO) / M Melo (BRA) 64 64
[4] J Brunstrom (SWE) / F Nielsen (DEN) d M Berrer (GER) / J Erlich (ISR) 64 36 10-3
[WC] V Millot (FRA) / G Monfils (FRA) d R Klaasen (RSA) / D Norman (BEL) 64 76(4)

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SCHEDULE – THURSDAY, 20 SEPTEMBER, 2012

CENTRE COURT start 11:00 am
[3] M Granollers (ESP) vs I Karlovic (CRO)
J Levine (USA) vs [LL] M Berrer (GER)
[5] A Seppi (ITA) vs [Q] V Millot (FRA) – Possible Court Change
Not Before 4:00 PM
G Muller (LUX) vs [8] [WC] N Davydenko (RUS)
Not Before 6:00 PM
B Paire (FRA) vs [2] P Kohlschreiber (GER)

COURT 1 not before 6:00 PM
N Monroe (USA) / S Stadler (GER) vs X Malisse (BEL) / A Waske (GER)
D Brands (GER) / J Levine (USA) vs [2] N Mahut (FRA) / E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) – TBA – After Suitable rest
Tournament Information
ATP World Tour 250 €398,250 (€450,000 Total Financial Commitment)
Metz, France  (+2 hours GMT)
17-23 September, 2012     Surface: Hard


ON-SITE CONTACT NUMBERS

+33 (0)9 75 12 24 36    Media Desk
+33 (0)9 75 12 24 37    ATP PR & Marketing – Nanette Duxin

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.”

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)

Open de Moselle Schedule and 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 – WEDNESDAY, 22 SEPTEMBER, 2010

Singles – Second Round
[4] R Gasquet (FRA) d P Mathieu (FRA) 46 76(5) 76(3)
[6] P Kohlschreiber (GER) d M Berrer (GER) 64 62
[7] T Robredo (ESP) d D Istomin (UZB) 64 62

Singles – First Round
L Lacko (SVK) d A Clement (FRA) 64 62
[Q] I Sijsling (NED) d [WC] T Ascione (FRA) 64 64
K Vliegen (BEL) d [LL] F Del Bonis (ARG) 62 46 63

Doubles – First Round
[1] W Moodie (RSA) / D Norman (BEL) d J Erlich (ISR) / D Istomin (UZB) 64 64
[2] M Melo (BRA) / B Soares (BRA) d [WC] M Fucsovics (HUN) / P Herbert (FRA) 36 61 10-3
D Brown (JAM) / R Wassen (NED) d R Hutchins (GBR) / S Lipsky (USA) 57 75 11-9

ORDER OF PLAY – THURSDAY, 23 SEPTEMBER, 2010

CENTRE COURT start 12:00 pm
[3] I Ljubicic (CRO) vs X Malisse (BEL)
K Vliegen (BEL) vs J Nieminen (FIN)
[Q] I Sijsling (NED) vs [8] G Simon (FRA)
[1] [WC] M Cilic (CRO) vs L Lacko (SVK)
[Q] M Zverev (GER) vs [LL] N Mahut (FRA)
E Butorac (USA) / J Rojer (AHO) vs R Gasquet (FRA) / E Roger-Vasselin (FRA)

COURT 1 start 2:00 pm
J Kerr (AUS) / T Parrott (USA) vs D Brown (JAM) / R Wassen (NED)
X Malisse (BEL) / K Vliegen (BEL) vs [2] M Melo (BRA) / B Soares (BRA) – After Suitable Rest

Open de Moselle – Tuesday Results and Schedule

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 – TUESDAY, 21 SEPTEMBER, 2010

Singles – First Round
[6] P Kohlschreiber (GER) d [Q] T Fabbiano (ITA) 64 63
[8] G Simon (FRA) d D Brown (JAM) 63 64
X Malisse (BEL) d [Q] E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) 76(3) 64
P Mathieu (FRA) d [WC] A Mannarino (FRA) 63 63
J Nieminen (FIN) d B Becker (GER) 63 76(2)
[Q] M Zverev (GER) d H Zeballos (ARG) 63 62

Doubles – First Round
R Gasquet (FRA) / E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) d [4] J Brunstrom (SWE) / C Kas (GER) 36 61 10-1
C Fleming (GBR) / K Skupski (GBR) d A Clement (FRA) / N Mahut (FRA) 76(7) 64
E Butorac (USA) / J Rojer (AHO) d [WC] T Ascione (FRA) / M Gicquel (FRA) 76(7) 36 10-6

ORDER OF PLAY – WEDNESDAY, 22 SEPTEMBER, 2010

CENTRE COURT start 12:00 noon
[WC] M Fucsovics (HUN) / P Herbert (FRA) vs [2] M Melo (BRA) / B Soares (BRA)
[Q] I Sijsling (NED) vs [WC] T Ascione (FRA)
[7] T Robredo (ESP) vs D Istomin (UZB)
L Lacko (SVK) vs A Clement (FRA)
Not Before 7:00 PM
P Mathieu (FRA) vs [4] R Gasquet (FRA)
M Berrer (GER) vs [6] P Kohlschreiber (GER)

COURT 1 start 12:00 noon
F Del Bonis (ARG) vs K Vliegen (BEL)
G Simon (FRA) / H Zeballos (ARG) vs R Hutchins (GBR) / S Lipsky (USA)
Not Before 7:00 PM
[1] W Moodie (RSA) / D Norman (BEL) vs J Erlich (ISR) / D Istomin (UZB)

Open de Moselle Monday Tennis 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 – MONDAY, 20 SEPTEMBER, 2010

Singles – First Round

[7] T Robredo (ESP) d D Brands (GER) 61 76(3)

M Berrer (GER) d R Schuettler (GER) 76(5) 62

D Istomin (UZB) d F Serra (FRA) 64 64

Doubles – First Round

J Kerr (AUS) / T Parrott (USA) d [3] M Kohlmann (GER) / J Nieminen (FIN)
61 76(7)

X Malisse (BEL) / K Vliegen (BEL) d S Huss (AUS) / D Vemic (SRB) 76(4)
36 10-6

ORDER OF PLAY – TUESDAY, 21 SEPTEMBER, 2010

CENTRE COURT start 12:00 noon

[Q] E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) vs X Malisse (BEL)

A Clement (FRA) / N Mahut (FRA) vs C Fleming (GBR) / K Skupski (GBR)

[WC] A Mannarino (FRA) vs P Mathieu (FRA)

R Gasquet (FRA) / E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) vs [4] J Brunstrom (SWE) / C
Kas (GER)
Not Before 7:00 PM

D Brown (JAM) vs [8] G Simon (FRA)

[Q] T Fabbiano (ITA) vs [6] P Kohlschreiber (GER)

COURT 1 start 12:00 noon

[WC] T Ascione (FRA) / M Gicquel (FRA) vs E Butorac (USA) / J Rojer (AHO)

J Nieminen (FIN) vs B Becker (GER)

[Q] M Zverev (GER) vs H Zeballos (ARG)

Monfils, Peer and Montanes Win in Metz, Tashkent and Bucharest Respectively

Bordentown, NJ, September 28, 2009 – This weekend proved to be another successful one for the Prince Tour Team as it dominated three of the events on the ATP and WTA calendar.  Gael Monfils, Shahar Peer and Albert Montanes, all took home titles on Sunday, winning in Metz, France; Tashkent, Uzbekistan and Bucharest, Romania respectively.  Aside from their on-court talent, Prince product was also on display in each championship.

Gael Monfils, using his Prince EXO3 Rebel 95 racquet, showcased his masterful blend of punishing offense and tactical defense to take out Phillip Kohlschreiber 7-6, 3-6, 6-2 in the Open de Moselle finals.  Monfils, one of the first players on tour to pick up a racquet from Prince’s highly-acclaimed EXO3 line (in fact, he made the switch from him former brand to Prince after hitting only two tennis balls with the new EXO3 frame at the end of last year), shot up to a career high ranking of #9 after doing so, reached the quarter-finals of Roland Garros and now captures his first title of the year.  With a cosmetic as colorful as Monfils himself, the EXO3 Rebel 95 not only suits his game-style, but has become one of the most welcomed additions to the player frame market this year.

Not to be outdone, Prince’s Shahar Peer showed that while the EXO3 Rebel 95 may be the right racquet for Monfils, the Prince EXO3 Red 105 is best suited for her game.  With her EXO3 Red in hand, Peer took home her second straight WTA title – winning the Guangzhou Open in China last week and capturing the Tashkent title yesterday.   The title is Peer’s fifth for her career and second since making the switch to the EXO3 Red earlier this year.

Rounding out the weekend, Spaniard Albert Montanes edged Juan Monaco 7-6, 7-6 in the finals of the BCR Open in Bucharest to win his second title of 2009 (Estoril) and his third ATP title overall.  The fifth seed, Montanes is one of the players on tour to not only wield a Prince racquet (Prince Ozone Tour), but rely on Prince apparel and footwear in competition as well.

“This weekend was a significant one for the brand – having three title winners and the opportunity to showcase our product, in multiple categories, at the game’s highest level,” said Linda Glassel, VP of Marketing at Prince.  “From Gael’s EXO3 Rebel 95, to Shahar’s EXO3 Red 105, to Albert’s Ozone Tour, Aerotech apparel and O-Series footwear, Prince was omnipresent.  Not only do these wins show the strength and depth of our Tour team, but these three all have very distinct playing styles and we are proud to develop, and make available, the best products for all playing styles and player-types.  From touring pro to club level to juniors, we have the right product to help you win.”

More information regarding Prince Tour Team members, products (including the EXO3 racquet line) and where to buy Prince products, log onto: www.princetennis.com.

About Prince Sports, Inc.

Prince Sports, Inc, based in New Jersey, is a company of racquet sports enthusiasts whose goal is to create cutting edge, functional and technically advanced products that deliver performance benefits for avid players.  The Company’s portfolio of brands includes Prince (tennis, squash and badminton), Ektelon (racquetball) and Viking (platform/paddle tennis).   The Company has a history of innovation including inventing the first “oversize” and “longbody” racquets, the first “Natural Foot Shape” tennis shoe, the first “synthetic gut” string and the first electronic ball machine.  Today, Prince markets leading technologies in racquets (EXO3), string (Recoil), footwear (Precision Tube Technology) and apparel (Aerotech).   It has operations on three continents with distribution in over 100 countries. For more information on players, products or programs please visit www.princesports.com.