German Open Tennis Championships 2014: Daily Scores, Results, Draw Schedule
The 2014 German Open Tennis Championships, sponsored by bet-at-home, is one of the most anticipated events on the calendar this summer, and the depth of talent in the field will only have fans of the sport even more enthusiastic.
The tournament is held at the Rothenbaum Tennis Center in Hamburg and is one of the most unique events on tour. With the largest center court in Germany and a retractable roof, playing at this venue is an honor for most players.
As one of the oldest clay-court events in the sport (founded in 1892), the prestige that comes with winning the event can solidify a veteran's position as one of the best or help showcase the skills of younger players looking to make their mark.
With top stars such as David Ferrer, Fabio Fognini, Mikhail Youzhny and Tommy Robredo all gracing the field, the expectations for fierce competition are unsurprisingly high. Fognini may be the defending champion, but he will not have an easy road to another victory.
Before his loss at the Mercedes Cup last week, Fognini spoke to ATPWorldTour.com about his play and where he was mentally before being eliminated:
I think I played better than yesterday. I'm happy I have another opportunity to play tomorrow in the same semi-final as last year. But I think it will be completely different. He's improved a lot in the past year. He's in good shape, but me too. I feel great, especially at this tournament. It's going to be a tough match, but I'm ready.
Fognini will look to bounce back from his semifinals loss, but the road to another German Open Tennis Championship will not be easy. With stars such as Ferrer and the rest trying to build momentum heading into August, the road to a repeat performance will be a bumpy one.
Everyone is gearing up for the next major on the schedule, the U.S. Open.
Check back here as the tournament progresses for all the updated scores, results and schedule for the entire 2014 German Open Tennis Championships.
*Stats via ATPWorldTour.com.
|1||David Ferrer (ESP)|
|2||Fabio Fognini (ITA)|
|3||Tommy Robredo (ESP)|
|4||Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR)|
|5||Mikhail Youzhny (RUS)|
|6||Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP)|
|7||Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER)|
|8||Marcel Granollers (ESP)|
|9||Fernando Verdasco (ESP)|
|10||Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP)|
|11||Santiago Giraldo (COL)|
|12||Gilles Simon (FRA)|
|13||Federico Delbonis (ARG)|
|14||Joao Sousa (POR)|
|15||Carlos Berlocq (ARG)|
|16||Andreas Seppi (ITA)|
Day 7 Results
Day 7 Results
Leonardo Mayer def. No. 1 David Ferrer 6(3)-7, 6-1, 7-6(4)
Day 7 Recap
In the end, the unlikely champion Leonardo Mayer conquered the best player in the tournament to capture the first title of his career. It took him three grueling sets to do so, but Mayer defeated the top-ranked David Ferrer on Sunday to win the 2014 German Open.
It's a stunning victory for the 27-year-old journeyman tennis player. Mayer came into the tournament with zero titles and a losing career win/loss record of 78-91. Ferrer hasn't been his sharpest in 2014, but he was 1-0 against Mayer and ranked No. 7 in the world coming into the German Open.
He was also doing quite well on clay in 2014, reaching the semifinals of the Masters 100 tournaments in both Monte Carlo and Madrid.
Mayer dropped a close first set to Ferrer 6-7 (3-7) even though the latter player could get very little on his serve. Ferrer pulled out the victory by winning 69 percent of his second-return points. Mayer didn't help his own cause with two faults in the first set.
It would have been almost too much to bear had Mayer dropped the third set and lost the match considering how well he had played, but he was eventually able to eke out a victory in a tiebreaker behind his six aces in the third set.
The Spaniard never could get his serve working, tallying just a lone ace over the three sets and allowing Mayer to return comfortably and press his advantage.
Note: match stats courtesy of ATPWorldTour.com unless otherwise noted.
Day 6 Results
Day 6 Results
Leonardo Mayer def. No. 7 Philipp Kohlschreiber; 7-5, 6-4
No. 1 David Ferrer def. Alexander Zverev; 6-0, 6-1
Day 6 Recap
Leonardo Mayer's impressive run through this tournament will continue into the finals after an upset of No. 7 Philipp Kohlschreiber.
While he was a bit wild in the semifinal match, he won 67 percent of his total service points and won the key battles in each set to come away with the narrow straight-set victory.
The No. 46 player in the world has now won five matches in Hamburg without dropping a single set, an impressive stretch for an unseeded player. He will now look to win his first career singles title in a final against David Ferrer, who was simply dominant on Saturday.
Ferrer watched Alexander Zverev struggle with his serve in the first set, totaling two double faults while getting only 30 percent of his first serves in play. The top seed took advantage of this by winning 11 of his 14 return points against the second serve, helping him win the set with a bagel.
Zverev fared slightly better in the second set, but still could only win one game before Ferrer closed out the 6-0, 6-1 victory.
After needing three sets to win his first two matches in Germany, Ferrer has recovered well. The Spanish star has only lost three games in his last four sets and appears ready to challenge for his second tournament win this season.
Still, the consistent play of Mayer will present quite a challenge heading into Sunday.
Day 5 Results
Day 5 Results
No. 1 David Ferrer defeats Pablo Andujar, 6-0, 6-2
Leonardo Mayer defeats Dusan Lajovic, 6-1, 7-5
Alexander Zverev defeats Tobias Kamke, 0-6, 7-5, 6-3
No. 7 Philipp Kohlschreiber defeats Lukas Rosol, 6-4, 6-4
Day 5 Recap
Well, that was a bit more like it from the No. 1 seed.
Ferrer advanced to the semifinals by defeating Andujar in consecutive sets, only dropping two games along the way.
Masterful on both the serve and volley, Ferrer won 65 percent of his service points and 63 percent of his return points while winning six of 10 break points along the way.
Ferrer will face Zverev in the semifinals, after the German came back from losing the first set by a score of 0-6 on Friday against Kamke. While Zverev struggled in the return game, his serving remained solid, propelling him into the next round.
The other remaining seeded player, No. 7 Kohlschreiber, advanced as well on Friday, disposing of Rosol in consecutive sets. Although Kohlschreiber struggled with accuracy, he took advantage of his opponent's errors to ensure his position in the semifinals.
He will be facing Mayer, who won handily in two sets against Lajovic on Day 5. Lajovic couldn't get much going, winning just five of his 34 first-return points in the match.
Will Ferrer's No. 1 seed hold up for one more match to earn him a spot in the finals? We'll find out in short order, as Saturday promises to deliver some thrilling action.
Day 4 Results
Day 4 Results
Leonardo Mayer defeats Dominic Thiem, 6-3, 6-2
No. 7 Philipp Kohlschreiber defeats No. 12 Gilles Simon, 7-5, 6-3
Tobias Kamke defeats No. 4 Alexandr Dolgopolov, 7-5, 2-6, 7-5
No. 1 David Ferrer defeats Andreas Seppi, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
Alexander Zverev defeats No. 11 Santiago Giraldo, 6-4, 7-6(6)
Lukas Rosol defeats No. 3 Tommy Robredo, 7-5, 7-6(6)
Pablo Andujar defeats Dustin Brown, 6-1, 6-2
Dustin Lajovic defeats Filip Krajinovic, 3-1 (retired)
Day 4 Recap
Top seeds continued to fall on Day 4 of the German Open; however, No. 1 David Ferrer was not one of them.
Although Ferrer advanced, he was pushed to three sets for the second time in as many matches. Ferrer did come away with nine aces on the day, but his accuracy wasn't in top form, finishing with a first-serve percentage of just 58 and six double faults.
No. 3 Tommy Robredo was ousted from the tournament by Lukas Rosol due to the underdog's great resilience. Rosol saved all seven of his break points faced and won his lone break point on the return.
Alexandr Dolgopolov was the other top-seeded player to leave the tournament early, as the No. 4 seed was defeated in three sets by Tobias Kamke. Dolgopolov showed his big serve, netting eight aces on the day, but his second serves only yielded a winning percentage of 56, as Kamke showed fine form on the return.
With the field now severely slimmed down, the quarterfinals are set to take place on Friday.
Ferrer takes on fellow countryman Pablo Andujar in hopes to reach the semifinals and continue on his way to his second title of the year.
Day 3 Results
Day 3 Results
Filip Krajinovic defeats No. 2 Fabio Fognini, 6-4, 6-0
No. 4 Alexandr Dolgopolov defeats Jerzy Janowicz, 6-4, 6-1
Alexander Zverev defeats No. 5 Mikhail Youzhny, 7-5, 7-5
No. 7 Philipp Kohlschreiber defeats Gastao Elias, 7-5, 6-1
Dustin Brown defeats No. 9 Fernando Verdasco, 4-6, 6-2, 7-6 (8)
Leonardo Mayer defeats No. 10 Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, 7-6 (1), 7-6 (3)
No. 12 Gilles Simon defeats Martin Klizan, 6-3, 6-4
Tobias Kamke defeats No. 13 Federico Delbonis, 6-3, 6-4
Lukas Rosol defeats No. 14 Joao Sousa, 6-2, 6-4
Dusan Lajovic defeats No. 15 Carlos Berlocq, 6-3, 6-4
No. 16 Andreas Seppi defeats Juan Monaco, 1-6, 6-0, 7-6 (3)
Pablo Andujar defeats Thomaz Bellucci, 6-4, 3-6, 6-2
Day 3 Recap
The first two days of the 2014 German Open Tennis Championships were exciting, but if you missed the action of Day 3, you missed an incredible day highlighted by seven seeded players upset and eliminated.
It was not a good day to be a seeded player.
No. 2 seed Fabio Fognini, No. 5 seed Mikhail Youzhny, No. 9 seed Fernando Verdasco, No. 10 seed Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, No. 13 seed Federico Delbonis, No. 14 seed Joao Sousa and No. 15 seed Carlos Berlocq were all defeated on Wednesday.
The mass exodus of seeded players has thrown the doors wide open for an unproven star to win the tournament.
While No. 4 seed Alexandr Dolgopolov, No. 7 seed Philipp Kohlschreiber, No. 12 seed Gilles Simon and No. 16 seed Andreas Seppi all deserve credit for great wins, the headlines have been stolen by all of the losses.
All eyes will be on the German Open on Day 4 now.
Day 2 Results
Day 2 Results
Lukas Rosol def. Julian Reister; 6-4, 2-1
Alexander Zverev def. Robin Haase; 6-0, 6-2
Leonardo Mayer def. Peter Gojowczyk; 6-3, 6-2
Jerzy Janowicz def. Albert Ramos-Vinolas; 6-0, 7-5
No. 1 David Ferrer def. Mikhail Kukushkin; 2-6, 6-3, 6-2
Juan Monaco def. Pere Riba; 6-3, 6-1
No. 3 Tommy Robredo def. Daniel Gimeno-Traver; 6-2, 7-5
Dominic Thiem def. No. 8 Marcel Granollers; 2-6, 6-3, 7-5
No. 11 Santiago Giraldo def. Benoit Paire; 7-6(6), 6-2
Martin Klizan def. Igor Sijsling; 6-4, 3-6, 6-0
Day 2 Recap
Just one seeded player was knocked off during the second day at the German Open, but the action was still enthralling on the court.
Marcel Granollers, who was rewarded a first-round bye at the tournament, bowed out during his first appearance. The Spanish player cruised through the first set, but stumbled in the next two as he lost the final two to Dominic Thiem and became the only seeded player to lose thus far.
For Thiem, the 20-year-old will face either Leonardo Mayer or No. 10 Guillermo Garcia-Lopez in the next round. After saving eight break points to earn the win, Thiem will have confidence moving forward that he can knock off the top players.
As for both David Ferrer and Tommy Robredo, the two highly ranked players move through to the next round.
Though Ferrer took a loss in the first set, 2-6, he bounced back in a big way by not allowing five games throughout the next two sets. The No. 7 player in the world hasn't been at the top of his game this season, but could use the German Open to rebound before the U.S. Open.
Day 3 of the competition includes several notable names like No. 2 Fabio Fognini and No. 4 Alexandr Dolgopolov. With Fernando Verdasco and Mikhail Youzhny, two other ranked players, also on the court, there will be plenty of opportunities for upsets on Wednesday.
Day 1 Results
Day 1 Results
Dustin Brown defeats Pablo Carreno Busta, 7-6 (5), 6-3
Tobias Kamke defeats Jarkko Nieminen, 6-3, 4-6, 6-2
Filip Krajinovic defeats Jan-Lennard Struff, 1-6, 7-5, 6-2
Benoit Paire defeats Andrey Golubev, 1-6, 6-1, 7-6 (4)
Dominic Thiem defeats Jiri Vesely, 7-5, 6-0
Pablo Andujar defeats Mate Delic, 6-4, 6-2
Daniel Gimeno-Traver defeats Teymuraz Gabashvili, 6-2, 6-3
Dusan Lajovic defeats Kenny De Schepper, 6-3, 6-2
Mikhail Kukushkin defeats Marsel Ilhan, 6-2, 6-2
Gastao Elias defeats Albert Montanes, 6-4, 6-3
Day 1 Recap
The opening day of the 2014 German Open Tennis Championships featured many of the players who were trying to fight their way to the round of 32.
The top seeds were given first-round byes, but the other players not as fortunate had to play their way into the second round.
Notable names such as Benoit Paire and Dustin Brown were strong enough to advance, but other possible contenders such as Andrey Golubev and Jiri Vesely were eliminated in the first round.
If the Day 1 action is any indication of what to expect on Tuesday and moving forward, tennis fans are in for a real treat.
Day 2 is already setting up well as several seeded players—including No. 1 seed David Ferrer—will be in action.
With the cream beginning to rise to the top, the remainder of the 2014 German Open Tennis Championships will be must-watch television.