Winston-Salem Open 2013: Daily Scores, Results and Schedule

Alex KayCorrespondent IAugust 19, 2013

Winston-Salem Open 2013: Daily Scores, Results and Schedule

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    With the 2013 U.S. Open just around the corner, there is only one opportunity left for hopeful players to tune up their hard-court game and get in some last-minute practice against challenging competition.

    Although it’s not an extremely heralded tournament, the 2013 Winston-Salem Open represents a chance for some of the lesser-known participants to go head-to-head and get in some more reps on a hard surface before the Grand Slam in New York next week.

    Tomas Berdych, John Isner, Andreas Seppi and Tommy Robredo are the top four seeds in the singles tournament, which should make for a fun event that's wide open for anyone in the field to steal.

    Keep reading for daily updates and more concerning the 2013 Winston-Salem Open.

Draw and Bracket

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    Here's a look at the complete field and updated bracket for the 2013 Winston-Salem Open. 

     

    Updated Bracket

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    Complete Field and Draw

    Pablo Andujar

    Roberto Bautista Agut

    Ricardas Berankis

    Tomas Berdych

    James Blake

    Romain Bogaerts

    Alex Bogomolov Jr.

    Kenny De Schepper

    Alexandr Dolgopolov

    Evgeny Donskoy

    Mardy Fish

    Guillermo Garcia-Lopez

    Daniel Gimeno-Traver

    Robin Haase

    Victor Hanescu

    John Isner

    Denis Istomin

    Martin Klizan

    Lukasz Kubot

    Yen-Hsun Lu

    Adrian Mannarino

    Nicolas Mahut

    Leonardo Mayer

    Jurgen Melzer

    Juan Monaco

    Gael Monfils

    Jarkko Nieminen

    Benoit Paire

    Guido Pella

    Sam Querrey

    Bobby Reynolds

    Tommy Robredo

    Guillaume Rufin

    Edouard Roger-Vasselin

    Lukas Rosol

    Michael Russell

    Andreas Seppi

    Igor Sijsling

    Tim Smyczek

    Jack Sock

    Dmitry Tursunov

    Fernando Verdasco

    Rhyne Williams

    Grega Zemlja

               

Day 1

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    Scores (via WinstonSalemOpen.com)

    Match

    Score

    Mardy Fish def. Evgeny Donskoy

    6-3, 3-6, 6-1

    Yen-hsun Lu def. Romain Bogaerts

    6-1, 6-1

    Alex Bogomolov Jr. def. Victor Hanescu

    6-3, 6-4

    Robin Haase def. Adrian Mannarino

    6-3, 6-3

    Guillermo Garcia-Lopez def. Grega Zemlja

    6-1,4-6, 6-1

     

    Recap

    It was a light day of action on Wake Forest’s campus, as only five matches occurred due to the structure of the tournament and byes.

    The biggest name to emerge with a victory was Mardy Fish, the former world No. 7-ranked player and Olympic silver medalist, who has been dealing with injury over the past few seasons.

    Fish is on the comeback trail now and is looking to get back into his peak form. He needed three sets to vanquish Evgeny Donskoy, but—when healthy—the American star has what it takes to be great.

    Yen-hsun Lu, Alex Bogomolov Jr. and Robin Haase all advanced in straight sets to the next round, while Guillermo Garcia-Lopez needed a third to finish over Grega Zemlja on Sunday.

Day 2

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    Scores (via WinstonSalemOpen.com)

    MatchScore
    (6) Sam Querrey def. Guillermo Garcia-Lopez4-6, 6-3, 6-4
    Robin Haase def. (12) Lukas Rosol6-4, 3-6, 7-5
    Yen-Hsun Lu def. (16) Pablo Andujar6-4, 6-3
    Nicolas Mahut def. Lukasz Kubot6-3, 6-1
    James Blake def. Rhyne Williams6-1, 7-5
    David Goffin def. Jack Sock4-6, 6-3, 1-0 retired
    Steve Johnson def. Bobby Reynolds6-1, 6-2
    Guido Pella def. Leonardo Mayer7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (7-4)
    Ricardas Berankis def. Kenny De Schepper7-6 (7-3), 6-4
    Thiemo de Bakker def. Igor Sijsling3-6, 6-4, 6-4
    Daniel Gimeno-Traver def. Edouard Roger-Vasselin7-6 (8-6), 7-6 (7-5)
    Roberto Bautista Agut def. Frederik Nielsen6-1, 6-3
    Gillaume Rufin def. Denis Istomin4-6, 6-3, 6-3
    Tim Smyczek def. Michael Russell6-4, 6-7 (8-6), 6-4

     

    Recap

    After a quiet opening day of action, we were given 15 matches on day two at the ATP Winston-Salem Open. With popular Americans and other ranked players taking center stage, we were given the opportunity to evaluate some of the U.S. Open's dark horse contenders.

    Two unranked fan favorites, James Blake and Jack Sock, took the court, but only one saw a positive result. Blake defeated Rhyne Williams 6-1, 7-5 to set up a second round matchup with Benoit Paire, while Sock was taken down by David Goffin, 4-6, 6-3, 1-0 after he was forced to retire.

    Other notable players in action include Nicolas Mahut, who defeated Lukasz Kubot by a count of 6-3, 6-1 and Steve Johnson, who won 6-1, 6-2 against Bobby Reynolds. Gillaume Rufin upset Denis Istomin 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 to round out the surprising finishes.

    As the day progressed, ranked players began to take court. as No. 6 Sam Querrey bounced back to win 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 to advance and face either No. 11 Jarkko Nieminen or Mardy Fish. Yen-Hsun Lu later upset No. 16 Pablo Andujar and Robin Haase took down No. 12 Lukas Rosol.

    Check back for more updates as the tournament continues!

Day 3

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    Scores (via WinstonSalemOpen.com)

    MatchScore
    Steve Johnson def. (2) Andreas Seppi6-7 (7-5), 6-4, 7-5
    (4) Tommy Robredo def. Gillaume Rufin7-6 (7-5, 4-6, 6-3
    (5) Benoit Paire def. James Blake7-6 (11-9), 2-6, 6-3
    (7) Fernando Verdasco def. Tim Smyczek3-6, 6-3, 6-3
    (8) Juan Monaco def. Nicolas Mahut6-7 (7-4), 6-3, 6-4
    (9) Jurgen Melzer def. Thiemo de Bakker7-5, 6-7 (7-4), 4-2 retired
    (10) Alexandr Dolgolpolov def. Daniel Gimeno-Traver4-6, 6-1, 6-4
    (11) Jarkko Nieminen def. Mardy Fish7-5, 6-7 (7-3), 3-2 retired
    (13) Dmitry Tursunov def. David Goffin4-6, 7-5, 6-1
    Roberto Bautista-Agut def. (14) Martin Klizan6-4, 6-1
    (15) Gael Monfils def. Guido Pella6-2, 6-2
    Alex Bogomolov Jr. def. Joao Sousa6-4, 6-1
    Ricardas Berankis def. Denis Kudla6-4, 6-4

     

    Recap

    It was another busy day of tennis at the 2013 Winston-Salem Open, as 13 matches were played and seeded players took center stage. With upsets and three-set matches at a premium, there were no shortage of thrills.

    The story of the day came as 23-year-old American Steve Johnson upset No. 2 Andreas Seppi by a count of 6-7, 6-4, 7-5. Not only does this alter the trajectory of the tournament, but it was one of the best matches we'd seen all week.

    No. 4 Tommy Robredo, No. 5 Benoit Paire, No. 7 Fernando Verdasco, No. 8 Juan Monaco, No. 9 Jurgen Melzer, No. 11 Jarko Nieminen, No. 13 Dmitry Tursunov and No. 15 Gael Monfils avoided scares and moved on to the next round. No. 14 Martin Klizan wasn't as lucky.

    Americans to face defeat during the third round were James Blake, who fell to Paire, and Mardy Fish, who was forced to retire in the midst of an instant classic against Nieminen. Prior to his retirement, Fish was trailing 7-5, 6-7, 3-2.

    Check back with B/R for updates!

Day 4

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    Scores (via WinstonSalemOpen.com)

    MatchScore
    (15) Gael Monfils def. (4) Tommy Robredo 7-6 (7-2), 4-6, 6-2
    (9) Jurgen Melzer def. (5) Benoit Paire 6-4, 6-3
    (6) Sam Querrey def. (11) Jarkko Nieminen 4-6, 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (12-10)
    (7) Fernando Verdasco def. Robin Haase 6-4, 6-7 (10-8), 6-3
    (10) Alexandr Dolgopolov def. (8) Juan Monaco4-6, 6-3, 6-3
    (13) Dmitry Tursunov def. Alex Bogomolov Jr.6-3, 7-5
    Ricardas Berankis def. Roberto Bautista-Agut6-3, 6-3
    Yen-Hsun Lu def. Steve Johnson6-3, 6-2

     

    Recap

    The third round of the 2013 Winston-Salem Open took place today, as eight matches decided the final eight contenders. Multiple ranked players were involved, as well as two Americans, as the tennis world went to battle for a spot in the quarterfinals.

    Ranked players to advance were No. 6 Sam Querrey, No. 7 Fernando Verdasco, No. 9 Jurgen Melzer, No. 10 Alexandr Dolgopolov, No. 13 Dmitry Tursunov and No. 15 Gael Monfils. Unranked players Ricardas Berankis and Yen-Hsun Lu also moved on to the quarterfinals.

    American qualifier Steve Johnson lost to Lu by a count of 6-3, 6-2.

    Querrey, the last standing American, will now play Berankis with a shot at the semifinals on the line. It certainly wasn't easy, as Querrey defeated Jarkko Nieminen in a match of the year candidate, winning 4-6, 7-6, 7-6 with a 12-10 effort to win the final tiebreaker.

    Check back with B/R for updates!

Day 5

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    Scores (via WinstonSalemOpen.com)

    MatchScore
    (15) Gael Monfils def. (7) Fernando Verdasco 6-7 (8-10), 6-4, 6-4
    (10) Alexandr Dolgopolov def. Yen-Hsun Lu7-6 (7-2), 6-3 
    (9) Jurgen Melzer def. (13) Dmitry Tursunov 6-4, 6-3
    (6) Sam Querrey def. Ricardas Berankis 6-3, 6-4

     

    Recap

    World No. 38 Alexandr Dolgopolov kicked off the men's quarterfinals at the 2013 Winston-Salem Open in style on Thursday, defeating Taiwan's Yen-Hsun Lu in straight sets to earn a berth in Friday's semifinals.

    Neither player was able to capitalize on their break-point chances in the opening set as each held serve to force a tiebreaker at 6-6. The Ukrainian would show why he's the higher-ranked player in the tiebreaker, though, taking control and winning it easily.

    Dolgopolov's hard-fought opening-set victory seemed to give him even more confidence, as he went on to break Lu twice in the second set to close out the match in just over an hour and a half. 

    The No. 10 seed made Lu pay for missing the mark on his first serve in the second set, winning an impressive 9-of-11 second-serve return points in the final frame.

    In the day's second matchup, entertaining Frenchman Gael Monfils battled back from a demoralizing loss in the opening-set tiebreaker of his quarterfinal clash with Fernando Verdasco to win in three sets. Monfils would break the Spaniard just once in the second set, but that's all he needed to level the match at a set apiece.

    In the third and final set, Monfils cashed in on two of his four break-point opportunities to close out Verdasco and secure a semifinal berth.

    No. 6 seed Sam Querrey continued his impressive run to the finals in Day 5 as he finished off Ricardas Berankis in straight sets. His serve was on-point throughout the match as he won 70 percent of his first service points. 

    It was No. 9 Jurgen Melzer that put together one of the best performances of the day, though. He defeating No. 13 seed Dmitry Tursunov. He did a great job returning Tursunov's serve to win the match in two sets rather easily. He won 60 percent of his second return points to pick up the win.

Day 6

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    Scores (via WinstonSalemOpen.com)

    MatchScore
    (15) Gael Monfils def. (10) Alexandr Dolgopolov 7-6 (11-9), 6-3
    (9) Jurgen Melzer def. (6) Sam Querrey 6-2, 4-6, 6-3

    Gael Monfils became the first man to punch a ticket to the final in North Carolina as he defeated Alexandr Dolgopolov in a match that offered fans a thrilling first set before Monfils settled in to dominate the second set. 

    It was Monfils' ability to land first serves that put Dolgopolov on the ropes as he landed 67 percent of his first serves compared to just 39 percent for Dolgopolov. 

    Monfils will need to continue his consistent ways going forward as he has just one more step left to capture his first title of 2013 and the fifth of his career. 

    Jurgen Melzer secured the other finals spot with a three-set victory over American Sam Querrey. 

    Melzer notched five aces in the first set and won all 11 of his first service points to easily take the first set, 6-2. However, Querrey would turn the tables in the second set. He hit seven aces and won 73 percent of his first serve points to win his only set. 

    Melzer finally broke through in the third set as he broke Querrey's serve twice to pick up the 6-3 win. 

Day 7

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    Score (via WinstonSalemOpen.com)

    MatchScore
    (9) Jurgen Melzer def. (15) Gael Monfils 6-3, 2-1 (ret.)

     

    After his surprising upset over Alexandr Dolgopolov on Friday, there were high hopes for Frenchman Gael Monfils in the Winston-Salem Open final against Austrian Jurgen Melzer. Monfils struggled out of the gate, though, as he dropped the first set 3-6, and he was ultimately forced to retire while trailing 1-2 in the second.

    According to commentator Nick Lester, a hip injury forced Monfils to retire from the match, and his status for next week's U.S. Open is now in question.

    Another injury for Gael Monfils,Frenchman unable to finish the final in Winston Salem with a hip injury,US open doubt?

    — Nick Lester (@nicklester) August 24, 2013

    While disappointment on Monfils' end may be the biggest takeaway for most, Melzer's victory shouldn't overshadowed. This marks the fifth title of Melzer's career, and his first of the season. Melzer is currently ranked No. 33 in the world, and while he enters the U.S. Open as a major underdog, this win should give him plenty of confidence, and that makes him a dangerous landmine for the top players.

    Melzer had been 0-4 in four previous meetings with Monfils, and he was dominating play before Monfils' retirement. Although the injury may have had something to do with it, Monfils earned the win. He broke Monfils' serve twice, and he was extremely efficient on his own serve as well. Melzer won an impressive 70 percent of his second-serve points, and he never faced a break point over the course of the match.

    There is no question that Melzer is happy about his triumph, but Monfils has to be equally disappointed. Injuries have derailed his career in a major way over the past couple years, but he made some noise in the French Open as he defeated both Tomas Berdych and Ernests Gulbis. He seemed to be finding his groove again in Winston-Salem, however, another setback could be standing in his way.

    Melzer is seeded No. 29 at the U.S. Open, and he is in fine position to win at least two matches before facing Juan Martin del Potro. Although slaying the former U.S. Open champion will be no easy task, Melzer may very well have the tools necessary to do it as evidenced by his big Winston-Salem win.

     

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