BMW Open 2014: Daily Scores, Results and Schedule
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.
Schedule and Draw
Top Seeds for 2014 BMW Open
1. Fabio Fognini
2. Tommy Haas
3. Mikhail Youzhny
4. Gael Monfils
5. Philipp Kohlschreiber
6. Feliciano Lopez
7. Andreas Seppi
8. Ivan Dodig
*Click here to view the daily schedule for the 2014 BMW Open.
*Click here to view the updated draw for the men's singles competition.
Day 7 Results
Day 7 Results
Martin Klizan defeats No. 1 seed Fabio Fognini, 2-6, 6-1, 6-2
Day 7 Recap
Despite being currently ranked 111th in the world, Martin Klizan stunned the field of the 2014 BMW Open to best No. 1 seed Fabio Fognini in the finals, 2-6, 6-1, 6-2, and captured the tournament championship.
Klizan suffered from stomach issues in the first set, according to the Associated Press, via ESPN, but he returned to the court and still managed to win.
Not only did Klizan earn the tournament win by beating the No. 1 seed in the championship, but he also managed to knock off No. 2 seed Tommy Haas in the semifinals and No. 3 seed Mikhail Youzhny in the second round.
Klizan built confidence early in the tourney and carried it through to a win at the BWM Open.
Day 6 Results
Day 6 Results
No. 1 Fabio Fognini def. Jan-Lennard Struff, 6-3, 6-1
Martin Klizan def. No. 2 Tommy Haas, 6-3, 6-2
Day 6 Recap
There was very little drama in the semifinals of the BMW Open with top-seeded Fabio Fognini and Martin Klizan rolling in straight sets to set up a confrontation in Sunday's championship match.
Klizan started the day with a brilliant performance against second-seeded Tommy Haas, who was looking for a second consecutive victory in this event. Ranked 111th in the world, Klizan took advantage of a clearly-ailing Haas, who has been dealing with shoulder problems that sidelined him from mid-March until the BMW Open, and will now look to capture his second career singles title.
Fognini was given no challenge from German qualifier Jan-Lennard Struff. The 26-year-old Italian will be looking for his second victory this season after previously capturing the VTR Open in February.
Despite the lack of a challenge, Fognini tried to make his win seem more difficult than it was in an interview with ATPWorldTour.com.
It was a difficult match. I am happy because I am in the final on my debut here. Tomorrow will be tough as I know Martin very well and he plays really good. Though I have beaten him the past few times, I will have to be careful as a final is a special match.
Fognini has been hanging around the middle of the ATP Rankings, currently sitting at No. 15, but a win here would help him following a disappointing loss in the second round of Barcelona Open. It will also help build momentum for the upcoming French Open.
Day 5 Results
Day 5 Results
No. 2 Tommy Haas def. No. 7 Andreas Seppi; 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
Martin Klizan def. Denis Istomin; 7-6 (3), 1-6, 6-1
No. 1 Fabio Fognini def. Thomaz Bellucci; 6-2, 6-2
Jan Lennard-Struff def. Ricardas Berankis; 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
Day 5 Recap
A day after blowing past Dustin Brown, No. 1 Fabio Fognini found a similar result in his tilt against Thomaz Bellucci on Friday. It marks his 25th victory on the year as he continues to pursue his third ATP title on German soil, the first two coming a year ago in Stuttgart and Hamburg.
To continue on his current path, Fognini will have to move past qualifier Jan Lennard-Struff, who moved past Ricardas Berankis in an entertaining affair. Lennard-Struff is no slouch, though, and will appear in his second semifinal of the year.
Friday's ride was not as smooth for No. 2 Tommy, as fending off No. 7 Andreas Seppi proved to be no easy task for the 36 year old on home soil. The match took less than two hours and saw Haas convert three of his seven break points.
Still on the comeback trail after a shoulder injury, the journey doesn't get easier for Haas as he seeks his 16th ATP World Tour title. Next up is Martin Klizan, an opponent who struggled on Friday against Denis Istomin.
It appears Fognini and Haas are on a collision course in Germany, but the semifinals will prove more difficult than the matchups on paper suggest.
Day 4 Results
Day 4 Results
No. 1 Fabio Fognini defeats Dustin Brown; 7-6(4), 6-2
Ricardas Berankis defeats Jurgen Melzer; 7-6(5), 3-6, 7-6(6)
No. 2 Tommy Haas defeats Alejandro Falla; 6-2, 6-4
No. 7 Andreas Seppi defeats Albert Ramos; 6-3, 6-4
Thomaz Bellucci defeats Federico Delbonis; 5-7, 6-3, 6-2
No. 3 Jamie Murray/John Peers defeats Lukas Dlouhy/Mate Pavic; 4-6, 7-6(1); 10-6
No. 1 Eric Butorac/Raven Klaasen defeats Rameez Junaid/Jarkko Nieminen; 6-3, 6-4
Dustin Brown/Julian Knowle defeats Lleyton Hewitt/Marinko Matosevic; 6-4, 6-3
It was a great day for the top seeds in Munich, as both the No. 1 singles player and doubles team came away with huge wins to advance.
No. 1 Fabio Fognini fought through a tough opening set to take the advantage over Germany's own Dustin Brown, and easily ousted him in the second set with a 6-2 result. It was a great debut in the BMW Open, as freelance writer Florian Heer notes on Twitter.
As for No. 2 seed Tommy Haas, the defending champion in Munich also made his debut on Thursday. The German trounced Alejandro Falla in straight sets, 6-2, 6-4, and advancing to the next round.
No. 7 Andreas Seppi also won in straight sets to continue his surge at the BMW Open along with several other players looking to make a late run in the tournament.
On the doubles side, No. 1 duo Eric Butorac and Raven Klaasen made easy work out of Rameez Junaid and Jarkko Nieminen to resume a great season for the tandem.
No. 3 Jamie Murray and John Peers also won their second straight match on consecutive days, but needed to come from behind in the victory. After falling in the first set, the second went to a tiebreaker before the duo pulled away in the decisive set.
As the tournament moves forward, several of the top contenders still remain in the field with hopes of claiming a win in Munich.
Day 3 Results
Day 3 Results
Jan-Lennard Struff defeats Sergiy Stakhovsky, 6-3, 6-3
Denis Istomin defeats Marinko Matosevic, 6-7 (6), 6-3, 7-5
Martin Klizan defeats No. 3 Mikhail Youzhny, 6-7 (5), 6-2, 7-6 (2)
Day 3 Recap
With much of the focus on doubles, the few games from the men’s bracket were under an even more intense microscope.
Both Jan-Lennard Struff and Denis Istomin managed the pressure to perfection and managed to eliminate their competition.
No. 3 seed Mikhail Youzhny was not so lucky. In his matchup with Martin Klizan, Youzhny was defeated, 6-7 (5), 6-2, 7-6 (2). The stunning match outcome was the first major upset of the tournament.
With big names like No. 1 seed Fabio Fognini and No. 2 seed Tommy Haas in action on Thursday, the tournament is just beginning to heat up.
Day 2 Results
Day 2 Results
Denis Istomin defeats Philipp Kohlschreibe, 7-5, 2-6, 6-4
Sergiy Stakhovsky defeats Peter Gojowczyk, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1
Jan-Lennard Struff defeats Feliciano Lopez, 6-3, 6-4
Albert Ramos defeats Lleyton Hewitt, 6-7 (6), 6-1, 6-0
Andreas Seppi defeats Michael Berrer, 6-3, 7-5
Jurgen Melzer defeats Alexander Zverev, 6-1, 6-2
Martin Klizan defeats Dudi Sela, 6-1, 6-2
Thomaz Bellucci defeats Ivan Dodig, 7-6 (0), 6-4
Day 2 Breakdown
The excitement built on Day 1 carried into Day 2 as the first round of the 2014 BMW Open concluded.
There were many players who utterly dominated their competition on Tuesday, including Jan-Lennard Struff, Jurgen Melzer and Martin Klizan, but the rest of the competition was fierce.
Hard-nosed players like Denis Istomin, Sergiy Stakhovsky and Albert Ramos were all taken to three sets before ultimately coming out victorious. Athletes like Andreas Seppi and Thomaz Bellucci also won on Tuesday.
With the first round of action completed the excitement at the BMW Open is about to pick explode as the biggest names in the tournament begin their attempt to win the championship.
Day 3 will be be the most exciting day of the tournament thus far.
Day 1 Results
Day 1 Results
Dustin Brown defeats Ivo Karlovic, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (5)
Jan-Lennard Struff defeats Michael Berrer, 6-1, 6-1
Alejandro Falla defeats Jarkko Nieminen, 6-2, 6-1
Federico Delbonis defeats Nikolay Davydenko, 6-2, 7-6 (4)
Thomaz Bellucci defeats Ruben Bemelmans, 6-0, 6-3
Albert Ramos defeats Norbert Gombos, 6-4, 5-7, 6-4
Marinko Matosevic defeats Michal Przysiezny, 2-6, 6-5
Martin Klizan defeats Ricardas Berankis, 6-3, 6-4
Day 1 Breakdown
The beautiful backdrop in Munich added a flare to Monday’s start of the 2014 BMW Open, and the intense action on the clay courts of Iphitos Tennis Club lived up to the expectations.
The early competition featured German star Dustin Brown thrilling the crowd with his athletic approach to the sport, but challenger Ivo Karlovic took him to his limit. Brown was able to pull away for the win, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (5), but he must play better than that if he wants to win this tournament.
Solid players like Jan-Lennard Struff, Thomaz Bellucci, Alejandro Falla and Martin Klizan all made short work of their opponents to start the event and have built momentum heading into the next round.
The best matchup of the day was the battle between Albert Ramos and Norbert Gombos. After Ramos won the first set, 6-4, Gombos bounced back to win the second set, 7-5. After a wild third game, it was Ramos that was able to advance, 6-4.
If Monday’s action is any inclination of what fans should expect moving forward, this will be can’t miss action.
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