The 2014 BMW Open sponsored by FWU AG was the first German stop on this year’s tour, and tennis fans were excited about the competition that took place against the beautiful backstop of Munich, Germany.
While there were many big names in the field, it was Slovakian star Martin Klizan who walked away victorious over No. 1 seed Fabio Fognini in the finals.
Tournaments have been held in the city since 1900, with the intense action of the BMW Open first making its way to the Iphitos Tennis Club in 1974.
For the players that thrive on clay surfaces, this is one of the best in the world.
There were several stars who joined the fray for this tournament, including defending champion Tommy Haas, two-time champion Philipp Kohlschreiber and 2010 winner Mikhail Youzhny.
Add clay-court specialist Fognini into the mix for the first time in his career, and the talent and depth of this year’s event was unparalleled.
Haas spoke to German newspaper Bild, via a rough translation from TennisWorld.Org about how he doesn’t have much longer in his storied career:
My career-ending is not far away. When it is just so far, I do not know. I’ll feel when it’s time to go. My friend Andy Roddick is one day stood up and felt that it, time to go. Is that he has only played the U.S. Open and then it was over. And he is with himself and his career at peace. So I would wish me well.
Haas wanted to add another win to his resume before he calls time on his career, but he was unable to do so against the tough competition. With an incredible field and elite action throughout this tournament, tennis fans were treated to an exciting event.
*Stats via ATPWorldTour.com.