2006 ATP Tour

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2006 ATP Tour
Roger Federer won twelve titles in 2006 including three Grand Slam tournaments. He finished the year ranked no. 1 and was voted Player of the Year.
Roger Federer won twelve titles in 2006 including three Grand Slam tournaments. He finished the year ranked no. 1 and was voted Player of the Year.
Details
Duration 2 January 2006 – 13 November 2006
Edition 37th
Tournaments 66
Categories Grand Slam (4)
ATP Masters Series (9)
ATP International Series Gold (9)
ATP International Series (44)
Achievements
Most tournament titles Switzerland Roger Federer (12)
Most tournament finals Switzerland Roger Federer (16)
Prize money leader Switzerland Roger Federer ($8,343,885)
Points leader Switzerland Roger Federer (8,370)
Awards
Player of the year Switzerland Roger Federer
Doubles Team of the year United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
Most improved player of the year Serbia Novak Djokovic
Newcomer of the year Germany Benjamin Becker
Comeback player of the year United States Mardy Fish
2005
2007

The ATP Tour is the elite tour for professional tennis organized by the Association of Tennis Professionals. The ATP Tour includes the four Grand Slam tournaments, the Tennis Masters Cup, the ATP Masters Series, the International Series Gold and the International Series tournaments.

The ATP Tour is the elite tour for professional tennis organised by the ATP. The ATP Tour includes the four Grand Slam tournaments, the Tennis Masters Cup, the ATP Masters Series, the International Series Gold and the International Series tournaments.

Calendar[edit]

The table below shows the 2006 ATP Tour schedule

Key
Grand Slam tournaments
Tennis Masters Cup
ATP Masters Series
ATP International Series Gold
ATP International Series
Team events

January[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
2 January Hopman Cup
Australia Perth, Australia
Hopman Cup
Hard (i) – 8 teams (RR)
 United States
2–1
 Netherlands
Round Robin losers (Group A)
 Serbia and Montenegro
 Sweden
 Russia
Round Robin losers (Group B)
 Australia
 Argentina
 Germany
Next Generation Adelaide International
Adelaide, Australia
International Series
$419,000
Hard
France Florent Serra
6-3, 6-4
Belgium Xavier Malisse Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych
Slovakia Dominik Hrbatý
Germany Philipp Kohlschreiber
Italy Andreas Seppi
Finland Jarkko Nieminen
Denmark Kenneth Carlsen
Israel Jonathan Erlich
Israel Andy Ram

7–6(4), 7-6(10)
Australia Paul Hanley
Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett
Chennai Open
Chennai, India
International Series
$380,000
Hard
Croatia Ivan Ljubičić
7-6(6), 6-2)
Spain Carlos Moyà Czech Republic Radek Štěpánek
Belgium Kristof Vliegen
Luxembourg Gilles Müller
Thailand Paradorn Srichaphan
Germany Björn Phau
France Thierry Ascione
Slovakia Michal Mertiňák
Czech Republic Petr Pála

6-2, 7-5
India Prakash Amritraj
India Rohan Bopanna
Qatar ExxonMobil Open
Doha, Qatar
International Series
$1,000,000
Hard
Switzerland Roger Federer
6–3, 7–6(4)
France Gaël Monfils Germany Tommy Haas
Italy Filippo Volandri
Cyprus Marcos Baghdatis
Russia Mikhail Youzhny
Russia Dmitry Tursunov
Russia Nikolay Davydenko
Sweden Jonas Björkman
Belarus Max Mirnyi

2-6, 6-3, 10-8
Belgium Christophe Rochus
Belgium Olivier Rochus
9 January Heineken Open
Auckland, New Zealand
International Series
$430,000
Hard
Finland Jarkko Nieminen
6-2, 6-2
Croatia Mario Ančić Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka
Belgium Olivier Rochus
Croatia Mario Ančić
Germany Florian Mayer
Chile Nicolás Massú
Spain David Ferrer
Romania Andrei Pavel
Netherlands Rogier Wassen

6-2, 5-7, [10]-[4]
Sweden Simon Aspelin
Australia Todd Perry
Medibank International
Sydney, Australia
International Series
$394,000
Hard
United States James Blake
6-2, 3-6, 7-6(3)
Russia Igor Andreev Italy Andreas Seppi
Russia Nikolay Davydenko
Australia Lleyton Hewitt
Russia Dmitry Tursunov
Thailand Paradorn Srichaphan
France Arnaud Clément
France Fabrice Santoro
Serbia and Montenegro Nenad Zimonjić

6-1, 6-4
Czech Republic František Čermák
Czech Republic Leoš Friedl
16 January
23 January
Australian Open
Melbourne, Australia
Grand Slam
$6,784,589
Hard
Switzerland Roger Federer
5-7, 7-5, 6-0, 6-2
Cyprus Marcos Baghdatis Germany Nicolas Kiefer
Argentina David Nalbandian
Russia Nikolay Davydenko
France Sébastien Grosjean
France Fabrice Santoro
Croatia Ivan Ljubičić
United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan

4-6, 6-3, 6-4
Czech Republic Martin Damm
India Leander Paes
Switzerland Martina Hingis
India Mahesh Bhupathi

6–3, 6-3
Russia Elena Likhovtseva
Canada Daniel Nestor
30 January PBZ Zagreb Indoors
Zagreb, Croatia
International Series
$380,000
Carpet [i]
Croatia Ivan Ljubičić
6-3, 6-4
Austria Stefan Koubek Serbia and Montenegro Novak Djokovic
United Kingdom Tim Henman
Russia Mikhail Youzhny
Serbia and Montenegro Ilija Bozoljac
Italy Andreas Seppi
Croatia Ivo Karlović
Czech Republic Jaroslav Levinský
Slovakia Michal Mertiňák

7-6(7), 6-1
Italy Davide Sanguinetti
Italy Andreas Seppi
Movistar Open
Viña del Mar, Chile
International Series
$380,000
Clay
Argentina José Acasuso
6-4, 6-3
Chile Nicolás Massú Spain Rubén Ramírez Hidalgo
Chile Fernando González
Spain Albert Montañés
Czech Republic Leoš Friedl
Spain Carlos Cuadrado
Serbia and Montenegro Boris Pašanski
Argentina José Acasuso
Argentina Sebastián Prieto

7-6(2), 6-4
Czech Republic František Čermák
Czech Republic Leoš Friedl
Delray Beach International Tennis Championships
Delray Beach, USA
International Series
$380,000
Hard
Germany Tommy Haas
6–3, 3–6, 7–6(5)
Belgium Xavier Malisse Spain Guillermo García-López
United States Vince Spadea
United States Andre Agassi
Germany Florian Mayer
Luxembourg Gilles Müller
South Korea Lee Hyung-taik
The Bahamas Mark Knowles
Canada Daniel Nestor

6-2, 6-3
South Africa Chris Haggard
South Africa Wesley Moodie

February[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
6 February Davis Cup First Round
Graz, Austria - Clay
Buenos Aires, Argentina - Clay
Minsk, Belarus - Carpet (i)
Geneva, Switzerland - Clay (i)
Halle, Germany - Hard (i)
Amsterdam, Netherlands - Carpet (i)
La Jolla, United States - Hard
Rancagua, Chile - Clay
First Round winners
 Croatia 3–2
 Argentina 5–0
 Belarus 4–1
 Australia 3–2
 France 3–2
 Russia 5–0
 United States 4–1
 Chile 4–1
First Round losers
 Austria
 Sweden
 Spain
 Switzerland
 Germany
 Netherlands
 Romania
 Slovakia
13 February SAP Open
San Jose, USA
International Series
$380,000
Hard (i)
United Kingdom Andy Murray
2-6, 6-1, 7-6(3)
Australia Lleyton Hewitt United States Andy Roddick
United States Vince Spadea
Germany Björn Phau
Sweden Robin Söderling
Australia Wayne Arthurs
Belgium Kristof Vliegen
United States John McEnroe
Sweden Jonas Björkman

7-6(2), 4-6, 10-7
United States Paul Goldstein
United States Jim Thomas
Open 13
Marseille, France
International Series
$600,000
Hard (i)
France Arnaud Clément
6-4, 6-2
Croatia Mario Ančić Spain Rafael Nadal
France Sébastien Grosjean
France Paul-Henri Mathieu
France Fabrice Santoro
Russia Evgeny Korolev
Croatia Ivan Ljubičić
Czech Republic Martin Damm
Czech Republic Radek Štěpánek

6-2, 6(4)-7, 10-3
The Bahamas Mark Knowles
Canada Daniel Nestor
ATP Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires, Argentina
International Series
$425,000
Clay
Spain Carlos Moyà
7-6(6), 6-4
Italy Filippo Volandri Argentina Agustín Calleri
Spain Juan Carlos Ferrero
Serbia and Montenegro Boris Pašanski
Argentina José Acasuso
Italy Potito Starace
Spain Rubén Ramírez Hidalgo
Czech Republic František Čermák
Czech Republic Leoš Friedl

6-1, 6-2
Greece Vasilis Mazarakis
Serbia and Montenegro Boris Pašanski
20 February Regions Morgan Keegan Championships
Memphis, USA
International Series Gold
$695,000
Hard (i)
Germany Tommy Haas
6-3, 6-2
Sweden Robin Söderling France Julien Benneteau
Belgium Kristof Vliegen
United States Andy Roddick
Russia Dmitry Tursunov
Chile Paul Capdeville
United Kingdom Andy Murray
Croatia Ivo Karlović
South Africa Chris Haggard

0-6, 7-5, 10-5
United States James Blake
United States Mardy Fish
ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament
Rotterdam, Netherlands
International Series Gold
$925,000
Hard (i)
Czech Republic Radek Štěpánek
6–0, 6–3
Belgium Christophe Rochus Finland Jarkko Nieminen
Russia Nikolay Davydenko
United Kingdom Arvind Parmar
Belgium Olivier Rochus
Serbia and Montenegro Novak Djokovic
Italy Daniele Bracciali
Australia Paul Hanley
Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett

7-6(4), 7-6(2)
Israel Jonathan Erlich
Israel Andy Ram
Brasil Open
Salvador, Brazil
International Series
$380,000
Clay
Chile Nicolás Massú
6-3, 6-4
Spain Alberto Martín France Olivier Patience
Argentina Juan Mónaco
Serbia and Montenegro Boris Pašanski
Czech Republic Jiri Vaněk
Argentina Juan Ignacio Chela
Spain Nicolás Almagro
Czech Republic Lukáš Dlouhý
Czech Republic Pavel Vízner

6-1, 4-6, 10-3
Poland Mariusz Fyrstenberg
Poland Marcin Matkowski
27 February Dubai Tennis Championships
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
International Series Gold
$975,000
Hard
Spain Rafael Nadal
2-6, 6-4, 6-4
Switzerland Roger Federer Russia Mikhail Youzhny
Germany Rainer Schüttler
Czech Republic Robin Vik
Belgium Olivier Rochus
Germany Björn Phau
United Kingdom Tim Henman
Australia Paul Hanley
Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett

1–6, 6–2, 10–1
The Bahamas Mark Knowles
Canada Daniel Nestor
Abierto Mexicano Telcel
Acapulco, Mexico
International Series Gold
$690,000
Hard
Peru Luis Horna
7-6(5), 6-4
Argentina Juan Ignacio Chela Spain Nicolás Almagro
Argentina Gastón Gaudio
Italy Alessio di Mauro
Spain Albert Montañés
Argentina Agustín Calleri
Brazil Marcos Daniel
Czech Republic František Čermák
Czech Republic Leoš Friedl

7-5, 6-2
Italy Potito Starace
Italy Filippo Volandri
Tennis Channel Open
Las Vegas, USA
International Series
$380,000
Hard
United States James Blake
7-5, 2-6, 6-3
Australia Lleyton Hewitt United States Paul Goldstein
Croatia Ivo Karlović
Germany Philipp Kohlschreiber
Belgium Xavier Malisse
Spain Tommy Robredo
Denmark Kenneth Carlsen
United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan

6-3, 6-2
Czech Republic Jaroslav Levinský
Sweden Robert Lindstedt

March[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
6 March
13 March
Pacific Life Open
Indian Wells, USA
Master Series
$3,169,600
Hard
Switzerland Roger Federer
7-5, 6-3, 6-0
United States James Blake Thailand Paradorn Srichaphan
Spain Rafael Nadal
Croatia Ivan Ljubičić
Finland Jarkko Nieminen
Russia Igor Andreev
Cyprus Marcos Baghdatis
The Bahamas Mark Knowles
Canada Daniel Nestor

6-4, 6-4
United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
20 March
27 March
NASDAQ-100 Open
Florida, USA
Master Series
$3,450,000
Hard
Switzerland Roger Federer
7-6(5), 7-6(4) 7-6(6)
Croatia Ivan Ljubičić Spain David Ferrer
Argentina David Nalbandian
United States James Blake
United States Andy Roddick
Croatia Mario Ančić
Argentina Agustín Calleri
Sweden Jonas Björkman
Belarus Max Mirnyi

6-4 6-4
United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan

April[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
3 April Davis Cup Quarterfinals
Zagreb, Croatia - Carpet (I)
Melbourne, Australia - Hard
Pau, France - Carpet (i)
Rancho Mirage, USA - Carpet
Quarterfinals winners
 Argentina 3–2
 Australia 5–0
 Russia 4–1
 United States 3–2
Quarterfinals losers
 Croatia
 Belarus
 France
 Chile
10 April Open de Tenis Comunidad Valenciana
Valencia, Spain
International Series
$400,000
Clay
Spain Nicolás Almagro
6-2, 6-3
France Gilles Simon Spain Fernando Verdasco
Russia Marat Safin
Spain Guillermo García-López
Italy Andreas Seppi
Italy Filippo Volandri
Argentina Gastón Gaudio
Czech Republic David Škoch
Czech Republic Tomáš Zíb

6-4, 6-3
Czech Republic Lukáš Dlouhý
Czech Republic Pavel Vízner
U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships
Houston, USA
International Series
$380,000
Clay
United States Mardy Fish
3-6, 6-4, 6-3
Austria Jürgen Melzer Germany Tommy Haas
United States Paul Goldstein
United States Andy Roddick
United States Vincent Spadea
Spain Albert Montañés
Spain Fernando Vicente
Germany Michael Kohlmann
Germany Alexander Waske

5-7, 6-4, 10-5
Austria Julian Knowle
Austria Jürgen Melzer
17 April Monte Carlo Masters
Monte Carlo, Monaco
Master Series
$2,450,000
Clay
Spain Rafael Nadal
6-2, 6-7, 6-3, 7-6
Switzerland Roger Federer Chile Fernando González
Argentina Gastón Gaudio
Spain David Ferrer
Croatia Ivan Ljubičić
Spain Tommy Robredo
Argentina Guillermo Coria
Sweden Jonas Björkman
Belarus Max Mirnyi

6-2, 7-6(2)
France Fabrice Santoro
Serbia and Montenegro Nenad Zimonjić
24 April Grand Prix Hassan II
Casablanca, Morocco
International Series
$380,000
Clay
Italy Daniele Bracciali
6-1, 6-4
Chile Nicolás Massú Germany Björn Phau
France Gilles Simon
France Nicolas Mahut
Czech Republic Jiří Vaněk
Belgium Olivier Rochus
Peru Luis Horna
Austria Julian Knowle
Austria Jürgen Melzer

6-3, 6-4
Germany Michael Kohlmann
Germany Alexander Waske
Torneo Godó
Barcelona, Spain
International Series Gold
$1,000,000
Clay
Spain Rafael Nadal
6–4, 6–4, 6-0
Spain Tommy Robredo Spain Nicolás Almagro
Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka
Finland Jarkko Nieminen
Spain Juan Carlos Ferrero
Czech Republic Radek Štěpánek
Croatia Ivo Karlović
The Bahamas Mark Knowles
Canada Daniel Nestor

6-2, 6-7(4), 10-5
Poland Mariusz Fyrstenberg
Poland Marcin Matkowski

May[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
1 May BMW Open
Munich, Germany
International Series
$380,000
Clay
Belgium Olivier Rochus
6-4, 6-2
Belgium Kristof Vliegen Austria Jürgen Melzer
Finland Jarkko Nieminen
Germany Denis Gremelmayr
Croatia Ivo Karlović
Czech Republic Robin Vik
Germany Philipp Kohlschreiber
Romania Andrei Pavel
Germany Alexander Waske

6-4, 6-2
Austria Alexander Peya
Germany Björn Phau
Estoril Open
Oeiras, Portugal
International Series
$625,000
Clay
Argentina David Nalbandian
6-3, 6-4
Russia Nikolay Davydenko Spain Albert Portas
Spain Carlos Moyà
Portugal Frederico Gil
United States Justin Gimelstob
Spain Guillermo García-López
Luxembourg Gilles Müller
Czech Republic Lukáš Dlouhý
Czech Republic Pavel Vízner

6-3, 6-1
Argentina Lucas Arnold
Czech Republic Leoš Friedl
8 May Internazionali BNL d'Italia
Rome, Italy
Master Series
$2,450,000
Clay
Spain Rafael Nadal
6–7(0), 7–6(5), 6–4, 2–6, 7–6(5)
Switzerland Roger Federer Argentina David Nalbandian
France Gaël Monfils
Spain Nicolás Almagro
Croatia Mario Ančić
United States Andy Roddick
Chile Fernando González
The Bahamas Mark Knowles
Canada Daniel Nestor

6-4, 5-7, 13-11
Israel Jonathan Erlich
Israel Andy Ram
15 May Hamburg Masters
Hamburg, Germany
Master Series
$2,450,000
Clay
Spain Tommy Robredo
6-1, 6-3, 6-3
Czech Republic Radek Štěpánek Croatia Mario Ančić
Argentina José Acasuso
Spain David Ferrer
Russia Nikolay Davydenko
Spain Fernando Verdasco
Belgium Max Mirnyi
Australia Paul Hanley
Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett

6-2, 7-6(8)
The Bahamas Mark Knowles
Canada Daniel Nestor
22 May Hypo Group Tennis International
Pörtschach, Austria
International Series
$380,000
Clay
Russia Nikolay Davydenko
6-0, 6-3
Romania Andrei Pavel Czech Republic Jiří Novák
Peru Luis Horna
Italy Potito Starace
Austria Jürgen Melzer
Argentina Juan Mónaco
Austria Oliver Marach
Australia Paul Hanley
United States Jim Thomas

6-3, 4-6 10-5
Austria Oliver Marach
Czech Republic Cyril Suk
World Team Cup
Düsseldorf, Germany
ATP World Team Championship
€1,764,706 - Clay (Red) - 8 teams (RR)
 Croatia
2–1
 Germany
Round Robin losers (Blue Group)
 Argentina
 Czech Republic
 Italy
Round Robin losers (Red Group)
 Spain
 United States
 Chile
29 May
5 June
French Open
Paris, France
Grand Slam
$8,543,700
Clay
Spain Rafael Nadal
1–6, 6–1, 6–4, 7–6(4)
Switzerland Roger Federer Argentina David Nalbandian
Croatia Ivan Ljubičić
Croatia Mario Ančić
Russia Nikolay Davydenko
France Julien Benneteau
Serbia and Montenegro Novak Djokovic
Sweden Jonas Björkman
Belarus Max Mirnyi

6(5)-7, 6-4, 7-5
United States Bob Bryan/ United States Mike Bryan
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
Serbia and Montenegro Nenad Zimonjić

6–3, 6-4
Russia Elena Likhovtseva
Canada Daniel Nestor

June[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
12 June Queen's Club Championships
Queen's Club, United Kingdom
International Series
$800,000
Grass
Australia Lleyton Hewitt
6-4, 6-4
United States James Blake United Kingdom Tim Henman
United States Andy Roddick
Spain Rafael Nadal
Russia Dmitry Tursunov
Chile Fernando González
France Gaël Monfils
Australia Paul Hanley
Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett

6-4, 3-6, 10-8
Sweden Jonas Björkman
Belarus Max Mirnyi
Gerry Weber Open
Halle, Germany
International Series
$800,000
Grass
Switzerland Roger Federer
6–0, 6–7(4), 6–2
Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych Germany Tommy Haas
Belgium Kristof Vliegen
Belgium Olivier Rochus
Sweden Robin Söderling
Germany Florian Mayer
France Fabrice Santoro
France Fabrice Santoro
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić

6-0, 6-4
Germany Michael Kohlmann
Germany Rainer Schüttler
19 June Ordina Open
's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
International Series
$380,000
Grass
Croatia Mario Ančić
6-0, 5-7, 7-5
Czech Republic Jan Hernych Cyprus Marcos Baghdatis
France Florent Serra
Germany Philipp Kohlschreiber
France Fabrice Santoro
South Korea Lee Hyung-taik
Spain Juan Carlos Ferrero
Czech Republic Martin Damm
India Leander Paes

6–1, 7–6(3)
France Arnaud Clément
South Africa Chris Haggard
Nottingham Open
Nottingham, United Kingdom
International Series
$380,000
Grass
France Richard Gasquet
6–4, 6–3
Sweden Jonas Björkman Sweden Robin Söderling
Italy Andreas Seppi
France Gilles Simon
Serbia Janko Tipsarević
Spain Feliciano López
United Kingdom Andy Murray
Israel Jonathan Erlich
Israel Andy Ram

6-3, 6-2
Russia Igor Kunitsyn
Russia Dmitry Tursunov
26 June
3 July
Wimbledon Championships
London, United Kingdom
Grand Slam
$8,847,338
Grass
Switzerland Roger Federer
6-0 7-6(5) 6-7(2) 6-3
Spain Rafael Nadal Sweden Jonas Björkman
Cyprus Marcos Baghdatis
Croatia Mario Ančić
Czech Republic Radek Štěpánek
Australia Lleyton Hewitt
Finland Jarkko Nieminen
United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan

6-3, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2
France Fabrice Santoro
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić
Israel Andy Ram
Russia Vera Zvonareva

6–3, 6-2
United States Bob Bryan
United States Venus Williams

July[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
10 July Allianz Suisse Open Gstaad
Gstaad, Switzerland
International Series
$495,000
Clay
France Richard Gasquet
7-6(4), 6-7(3), 6-3, 6-3
Spain Feliciano López Croatia Marin Čilić
Germany Philipp Kohlschreiber
Croatia Ivan Ljubičić
Romania Andrei Pavel
Spain Fernando Verdasco
Argentina Gastón Gaudio
Czech Republic Jiří Novák
Romania Andrei Pavel

6-3, 6-1
Switzerland Marco Chiudinelli
Switzerland Jean-Claude Scherrer
Campbell's Hall of Fame Tennis Championships
Newport, USA
International Series
$380,000
Grass
Australia Mark Philippoussis
6–3, 7–5
United States Justin Gimelstob United Kingdom Andy Murray
Austria Jürgen Melzer
United States Robert Kendrick
Denmark Kristian Pless
United States Mardy Fish
United Kingdom Alex Bogdanovic
Austria Jürgen Melzer
United States Robert Kendrick

7-6(3), 6-0
South Africa Jeff Coetzee
United States Justin Gimelstob
Swedish Open
Båstad, Sweden
International Series
$380,000
Clay
Spain Tommy Robredo
6-2, 6-1
Russia Nikolay Davydenko Argentina Agustín Calleri
Finland Jarkko Nieminen
Chile Nicolás Massú
Sweden Robin Söderling
Spain Juan Carlos Ferrero
Russia Evgeny Korolev
Sweden Jonas Björkman
Sweden Thomas Johansson

6-3, 4-6, [10-4]
Germany Christopher Kas
Austria Oliver Marach
17 July RCA Championships
Indianapolis, USA
International Series
$600,000
Hard
United States James Blake
4-6, 6-4, 7-6(5)
United States Andy Roddick Belgium Xavier Malisse
United States Robby Ginepri
France Nicolas Mahut
Chile Fernando González
Thailand Paradorn Srichaphan
Luxembourg Gilles Müller
United States Bobby Reynolds
United States Andy Roddick

6-4, 6-4
United States Paul Goldstein
United States Jim Thomas
Dutch Open
Amersfoort, Netherlands
International Series
$380,000
Clay
Serbia Novak Djokovic
7–6(5), 6–4
Chile Nicolás Massú Argentina Guillermo Coria
Spain Rubén Ramírez Hidalgo
Argentina Agustín Calleri
France Marc Gicquel
Spain Carlos Moyà
Spain Alberto Martín
Spain Alberto Martín
Spain Fernando Vicente

6-4, 6-3
Argentina Lucas Arnold
Germany Christopher Kas
Mercedes Cup
Stuttgart, Germany
International Series Gold
$690,000
Clay
Spain David Ferrer
6-4, 3-6, 6-7(3), 7-5, 6-4
Argentina José Acasuso Argentina Juan Mónaco
Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych
Peru Luis Horna
Austria Oliver Marach
Germany Florian Mayer
Ecuador Nicolás Lapentti
Argentina Gastón Gaudio
Belarus Max Mirnyi

7-5, 6-7(4), [12-10]
Switzerland Yves Allegro
Sweden Robert Lindstedt
24 July Countrywide Classic
Los Angeles, USA
International Series
$500,000
Hard
Germany Tommy Haas
4–6, 7–5, 6–3
Russia Dmitry Tursunov Chile Fernando González
Slovakia Dominik Hrbatý
United States Andy Roddick
United States Andre Agassi
United States Robby Ginepri
United States Paul Goldstein
United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan

6-2, 6-4
United States Eric Butorac
United Kingdom Jamie Murray
Croatia Open Umag
Umag, Croatia
International Series
$400,000
Clay
Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka
6–6 RET
Serbia Novak Djokovic Spain Carlos Moyà
Italy Filippo Volandri
Argentina Juan Pablo Guzmán
Czech Republic Jiří Vaněk
Argentina Juan Martín del Potro
Spain Albert Portas
Czech Republic Jaroslav Levinský
Czech Republic David Škoch

6-4, 6-4
Spain Guillermo García-López
Spain Albert Portas
Interwetten Austrian Open Kitzbühel
Kitzbühel, Austria
International Series Gold
$760,000
Clay
Argentina Agustín Calleri
7–6(9), 6–2, 6–3
Argentina Juan Ignacio Chela Spain Fernando Verdasco
Russia Mikhail Youzhny
Ecuador Nicolás Lapentti
Belarus Max Mirnyi
Argentina Gastón Gaudio
Germany Philipp Kohlschreiber
Germany Philipp Kohlschreiber
Austria Stefan Koubek

6-2, 6-3
Austria Oliver Marach
Czech Republic Cyril Suk
31 July Orange Warsaw Open
Sopot, Poland
International Series
$500,000
Clay
Russia Nikolay Davydenko
7–6(5), 5–7, 6–4
Germany Florian Mayer Italy Filippo Volandri
Argentina Agustín Calleri
Argentina Carlos Berlocq
Austria Oliver Marach
Poland Michał Przysiężny
Argentina Juan Ignacio Chela
Czech Republic František Čermák
Czech Republic Leoš Friedl

6-3, 7-5
Argentina Martin García
Argentina Sebastián Prieto
Legg Mason Tennis Classic
Washington, D.C., USA
International Series
$600,000
Hard
France Arnaud Clément
7-6(3), 6-2
United Kingdom Andy Murray Russia Marat Safin
Russia Dmitry Tursunov
South Africa Wesley Moodie
Australia Lleyton Hewitt
United States Mardy Fish
United Kingdom Tim Henman
United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan

6-3, 5-7, 10-3
Australia Paul Hanley
Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett

August[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
7 August Rogers Cup
Toronto, Canada
Masters Series
$2,450,000
Hard
Switzerland Roger Federer
2–6, 6–3, 6–2
France Richard Gasquet Chile Fernando González
United Kingdom Andy Murray
Belgium Xavier Malisse
Argentina José Acasuso
Finland Jarkko Nieminen
Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych
United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan

6–3, 7–5
Australia Paul Hanley
Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett
14 August Western & Southern Financial Group Masters
Cincinnati, USA
Masters Series
$2,450,000
Hard
United States Andy Roddick
6–3, 6–4
Spain Juan Carlos Ferrero Chile Fernando González
Spain Tommy Robredo
United Kingdom Andy Murray
Spain David Ferrer
Croatia Ivan Ljubičić
Spain Rafael Nadal
Sweden Jonas Björkman
Belarus Max Mirnyi

3-6, 6-3, 10-7
United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
21 August Pilot Pen Tennis
New Haven, USA
International Series
$675,000
Hard
Russia Nikolay Davydenko
6–4, 6–3
Argentina Agustín Calleri Belgium Xavier Malisse
Sweden Robin Söderling
Argentina Juan Ignacio Chela
Chile Nicolás Massú
Austria Jürgen Melzer
Belgium Olivier Rochus
Israel Jonathan Erlich
Israel Andy Ram

6–3, 6–3
Poland Mariusz Fyrstenberg
Poland Marcin Matkowski
28 August
3 September
US Open
New York, USA
Grand Slam
$8,332,000
Hard
Switzerland Roger Federer
6–2, 4–6, 7–5, 6–1
United States Andy Roddick Russia Nikolay Davydenko
Russia Mikhail Youzhny
United States James Blake
Germany Tommy Haas
Australia Lleyton Hewitt
Spain Rafael Nadal
Czech Republic Martin Damm
India Leander Paes

6–7(5), 6–4, 6–3
Sweden Jonas Björkman
Belarus Max Mirnyi
United States Bob Bryan
United States Martina Navratilova

6–2, 6–3
Czech Republic Martin Damm
Czech Republic Květa Peschke

September[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
11 September China Open
Beijing, China
International Series
$500,000
Hard
Cyprus Marcos Baghdatis
6–4, 6–0
Croatia Mario Ančić South Korea Lee Hyung-taik
Thailand Paradorn Srichaphan
Croatia Ivan Ljubičić
Slovakia Dominik Hrbatý
Thailand Danai Udomchoke
Russia Nikolay Davydenko
India Mahesh Bhupathi
Croatia Mario Ančić

6–4, 6–3
Germany Michael Berrer
Denmark Kenneth Carlsen
BCR Open Romania
Bucharest, Romania
International Series
$380,000
Clay
Austria Jürgen Melzer
6–1, 7–5
Italy Filippo Volandri France Paul-Henri Mathieu
France Florent Serra
Spain Guillermo García-López
Spain Rubén Ramírez Hidalgo
Spain Carlos Moyà
Germany Florian Mayer
Poland Mariusz Fyrstenberg
Poland Marcin Matkowski

6–7(5), 7–6(5), [10–8]
Argentina Martín García
Peru Luis Horna
18 September Davis Cup Semifinals
Buenos Aires, Argentina - Clay
Moscow, Russia - Clay (i)
Semifinals winners
 Argentina 5–0
 Russia 3–2
Semifinals losers
 Australia
 United States
25 September PTT Thailand Open
Bangkok, Thailand
International Series
$550,000
Hard
United States James Blake
6–3, 6–1
Croatia Ivan Ljubičić Thailand Paradorn Srichaphan
Russia Marat Safin
United States Robby Ginepri
United Kingdom Tim Henman
Finland Jarkko Nieminen
Germany Mischa Zverev
Israel Jonathan Erlich
Israel Andy Ram

6–2, 2–6, [10–4]
United Kingdom Andy Murray
United Kingdom Jamie Murray
Kingfisher Airlines Tennis Open
Mumbai, India
International Series
$380,000
Hard (i)
Russia Dmitry Tursunov
6–3, 3–6, 7–6(5)
Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych Spain Tommy Robredo
Austria Stefan Koubek
Paraguay Ramón Delgado
United Kingdom James Auckland
Germany Björn Phau
Croatia Mario Ančić
Croatia Mario Ančić
India Mahesh Bhupathi

6–4, 6–7(6), [10–8]
India Rohan Bopanna
India Mustafa Ghouse
Campionati Internazionali di Sicilia
Palermo, Italy
International Series
$380,000
Clay
Italy Filippo Volandri
5–7, 6–1, 6–3
Ecuador Nicolás Lapentti Spain Rubén Ramírez Hidalgo
Spain Nicolás Almagro
Spain Fernando Verdasco
France Gilles Simon
Spain Martín Vassallo Argüello
Spain Albert Montañés
Argentina Martín García
Peru Luis Horna

7–6(1), 7–6(2)
Poland Mariusz Fyrstenberg
Poland Marcin Matkowski

October[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
2 October Open de Moselle
Metz, France
International Series
$500,000
Hard
Serbia Novak Djokovic
4–6, 6–3, 6–2
Austria Jürgen Melzer France Marc Gicquel
France Sébastien Grosjean
France Florent Serra
United States Mardy Fish
Germany Tobias Clemens
France Arnaud Clément
France Richard Gasquet
France Fabrice Santoro

3–6, 6–1, [11–9]
Austria Julian Knowle
Austria Jürgen Melzer
Japan Open Tennis Championships
Tokyo, Japan
International Series Gold
$765,000
Hard (i)
Switzerland Roger Federer
6–3, 6–3
United Kingdom Tim Henman Germany Benjamin Becker
South Korea Hyung-taik Lee
Japan Takao Suzuki
Finland Jarkko Nieminen
Croatia Mario Ančić
Spain Tommy Robredo
Australia Ashley Fisher
United States Tripp Phillips

6–2, 7–5
United States Paul Goldstein
United States Jim Thomas
9 October If Stockholm Open
Stockholm, Sweden
International Series
$800,000
Hard (i)
United States James Blake
6–4, 6–2
Finland Jarkko Nieminen Sweden Joachim Johansson
Sweden Robin Söderling
Belgium Kristof Vliegen
Spain Feliciano López
Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych
Belgium Olivier Rochus
Australia Paul Hanley
South Africa Kevin Ullyett

7–6(2), 6–4
Belgium Olivier Rochus
Belgium Kristof Vliegen
BA-CA-TennisTrophy
Vienna, Austria
International Series Gold
$690,000
Hard (i)
Croatia Ivan Ljubičić
6–3, 6–4, 7–5
Chile Fernando González Slovakia Dominik Hrbatý
United States Andy Roddick
Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka
Austria Stefan Koubek
Austria Jürgen Melzer
Argentina David Nalbandian
Czech Republic Petr Pála
Czech Republic Pavel Vízner
6–4, 3–6, [12–10]
Austria Julian Knowle
Austria Jürgen Melzer
Kremlin Cup
Moscow, Russia
International Series
$1,000,000
Carpet (i)
Russia Nikolay Davydenko
6–4, 5–7, 6–4
Russia Marat Safin France Fabrice Santoro
Russia Igor Kunitsyn
Belarus Max Mirnyi
Germany Philipp Kohlschreiber
Serbia Janko Tipsarević
France Arnaud Clément
France Fabrice Santoro
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić
6–1, 7–5
Czech Republic František Čermák
Czech Republic Jaroslav Levinský
16 October Mutua Madrileña Madrid Masters
Madrid, Spain
Masters Series
$2,450,000
Hard (i)
Switzerland Roger Federer
7–5, 6–1, 6–0
Chile Fernando González Argentina David Nalbandian
Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych
United States Robby Ginepri
Russia Marat Safin
Serbia Novak Djokovic
Spain Rafael Nadal
United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan

7–5, 6–4
The Bahamas Mark Knowles
Canada Daniel Nestor
23 October St. Petersburg Open
Saint Petersburg, Russia
International Series
$1,000,000
Carpet (i)
Croatia Mario Ančić
7–5, 7–6(2)
Sweden Thomas Johansson Russia Igor Kunitsyn
Latvia Ernests Gulbis
South Africa Wesley Moodie
Italy Potito Starace
Belarus Max Mirnyi
Czech Republic Jan Hernych
Sweden Simon Aspelin
Australia Todd Perry

6–1, 7–6(3)
Austria Julian Knowle
Austria Jürgen Melzer
Grand Prix de Tennis de Lyon
Lyon, France
International Series
$800,000
Carpet (i)
France Richard Gasquet
6–3, 6–1
France Marc Gicquel France Arnaud Clément
Belgium Xavier Malisse
Spain Nicolás Almagro
Sweden Robin Söderling
France Sébastian Grosjean
United States Robby Ginepri
France Julien Benneteau
France Arnaud Clément

6–2, 6–7(3), [10–7]
Czech Republic František Čermák
Czech Republic Jaroslav Levinský
Davidoff Swiss Indoors
Basel, Switzerland
International Series
$1,000,000
Carpet (i)
Switzerland Roger Federer
6–3, 6–2, 7–6(3)
Chile Fernando González Thailand Paradorn Srichaphan
Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka
Spain David Ferrer
Argentina José Acasuso
Argentina Juan Martín del Potro
Argentina David Nalbandian
The Bahamas Mark Knowles
Canada Daniel Nestor

4–6, 6–4, [10–8]
Poland Mariusz Fyrstenberg
Poland Marcin Matkowski
30 October BNP Paribas Masters
Paris, France
Masters Series
$2,450,000
Carpet (i)
Russia Nikolay Davydenko
6–1, 6–2, 6–2
Slovakia Dominik Hrbatý Spain Tommy Robredo
Germany Tommy Haas
Finland Jarkko Nieminen
Croatia Mario Ančić
Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych
Russia Marat Safin
France Arnaud Clément
France Michaël Llodra

7–6(4), 6–2
France Fabrice Santoro
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić

November[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Round Robin
6 November
No tournaments scheduled.
13 November Tennis Masters Cup
Shanghai, China
Tennis Masters Cup
$4,450,000
Hard (indoor)
Switzerland Roger Federer
6–0, 6–3, 6–4
United States James Blake Spain Rafael Nadal
Argentina David Nalbandian
Russia Nikolay Davydenko
United States Andy Roddick
Croatia Ivan Ljubičić
Spain Tommy Robredo
Sweden Jonas Björkman
Belarus Max Mirnyi

6-2, 6–4
The Bahamas Mark Knowles
Canada Daniel Nestor
20 November
No tournaments scheduled.
27 November Davis Cup Finals
Moscow, Russia - Carpet (I)
 Russia 3–2  Argentina

Entry rankings[edit]

ATP Rankings

As of 1 January 2006
Rk Name Nation Points
1 Roger Federer   SUI 6,725
2 Rafael Nadal  ESP 4,765
3 Andy Roddick  USA 3,085
4 Lleyton Hewitt  AUS 2,490
5 Nikolay Davydenko  RUS 2,390
6 David Nalbandian  ARG 2,370
7 Andre Agassi  USA 2,275
8 Guillermo Coria  ARG 2,190
9 Ivan Ljubičić  CRO 2,180
10 Gastón Gaudio  ARG 2,050
11 Fernando González  CHI 1,790
12 Mariano Puerta  ARG 1,779
13 Marat Safin  RUS 1,730
14 Thomas Johansson  SWE 1,645
15 David Ferrer  ESP 1,620
16 Richard Gasquet  FRA 1,529
17 Robby Ginepri  USA 1,520
18 Juan Carlos Ferrero  ESP 1,500
19 Dominik Hrbatý  SVK 1,490
20 Tommy Robredo  ESP 1,490
As of 8 December 2006
Rk Name Nation Points High Low Change
1 Roger Federer   SUI 8,370 1 1 Steady
2 Rafael Nadal  ESP 4,470 2 2 Steady
3 Nikolay Davydenko  RUS 2,825 3 7 Increase 2
4 James Blake  USA 2,530 4 23 Increase 19
5 Ivan Ljubičić  CRO 2,495 3 9 Increase 4
6 Andy Roddick  USA 2,415 3 12 Decrease 3
7 Tommy Robredo  ESP 2,375 5 23 Increase 13
8 David Nalbandian  ARG 2,295 3 8 Decrease 2
9 Mario Ančić  CRO 2,060 7 23 Increase 13
10 Fernando González  CHI 2,015 7 21 Increase 1
11 Tommy Haas  GER 1,890 11 45 Increase 35
12 Marcos Baghdatis  CYP 1,860 8 55 Increase 42
13 Tomáš Berdych  CZE 1,705 10 27 Increase 12
14 David Ferrer  ESP 1,475 10 20 Increase 1
15 Jarkko Nieminen  FIN 1,460 15 29 Increase 15
16 Novak Djokovic  SRB 1,380 16 81 Increase 62
17 Andy Murray  GBR 1,370 16 64 Increase 48
18 Richard Gasquet  FRA 1,365 12 66 Decrease 2
19 Radek Štěpánek  CZE 1,340 8 23 Increase 2
20 Lleyton Hewitt  AUS 1,315 4 20 Decrease 16

Statistics[edit]

Titles won by player[edit]

Total titles Country Player Grand Slam ATP Tour Finals ATP Tour Masters Series ATP Tour International Series Gold ATP Tour International Series
12   SUI Roger Federer Australian Open, Wimbledon, US Open Masters Cup Indian Wells, Miami Masters, Rogers Cup, Madrid Masters Tokyo Qatar, Halle, Basel
5  ESP Rafael Nadal French Open Monte-Carlo Masters,
Rome Masters
Dubai,
Barcelona
 RUS Nikolay Davydenko Paris Masters Pörtschach, Sopot, New Haven, Moscow
 USA James Blake Sydney, Indianapolis, Bangkok, Stockholm, Las Vegas
3  GER Tommy Haas Memphis Delray Beach,
Los Angeles
 CRO Ivan Ljubičić Vienna Chennai,
Zagreb
 FRA Richard Gasquet Nottingham,
Gstaad, Lyon
2  ESP Tommy Robredo Hamburg Masters Båstad
 FRA Arnaud Clément Marseille,
Washington, D.C.
 CRO Mario Ančić 's-Hertogenbosch,
St. Petersburg
 SRB Novak Djokovic Amersfoort,
Metz
1  USA Andy Roddick Cincinnati Masters
 CZE Radek Štěpánek Rotterdam
 PER Luis Horna Acapulco
 ESP David Ferrer Stuttgart
 ARG Agustín Calleri Kitzbühel
 FRA Florent Serra Adelaide
 FIN Jarkko Nieminen Auckland
 ARG José Acasuso Viña del Mar
 GBR Andy Murray San Jose
 ESP Carlos Moyà Buenos Aires
 CHI Nicolás Massú Salvador
 AUS Lleyton Hewitt Queen's Club
 ESP Nicolás Almagro Valencia
 USA Mardy Fish Houston
 BEL Olivier Rochus Munich
 ARG David Nalbandian Estoril
 AUS Mark Philippoussis Newport
  SUI Stanislas Wawrinka Umag
 CYP Marcos Baghdatis Beijing
 AUT Jürgen Melzer Bucharest
 RUS Dmitry Tursunov Bangalore
 ITA Filippo Volandri Palermo

The following players won their first title:

Winners/runner-ups by country:

# Country Wins Runner-ups
1. Switzerland Switzerland 13 4
2. Spain Spain 10 6
3. United States USA 7 6
4. Russia Russia 6 5
5. France France 6 4
6. Croatia Croatia 5 5
7. Argentina Argentina 3 4
8. Germany Germany 3 1
9. Australia Australia 2 2
Italy Italy 2 2
11. Serbia Serbia 2 1
12. Chile Chile 1 6
13. Belgium Belgium 1 4
Czech Republic Czech Republic 1 4
15. Austria Austria 1 3
16. United Kingdom Great Britain 1 2
17. Finland Finland 1 1
Cyprus Cyprus 1 1
19. Peru Peru 1 0
20. Sweden Sweden 0 3
21. Romania Romania 0 1
Ecuador Ecuador 0 1
Slovakia Slovakia 0 1

Prize money leaders[edit]

As of 18 December 2006
1. Switzerland Roger Federer US$8,343,885
2. Spain Rafael Nadal 3,746,360
3. United States Andy Roddick 2,214,890
4. Russia Nikolay Davydenko 2,026,845
5. United States James Blake 1,894,295
6. Croatia Ivan Ljubičić 1,713,167
7. Spain Tommy Robredo 1,454,675
8. Argentina David Nalbandian 1,420,040
9. Croatia Mario Ančić 1,276,265
10. Sweden Jonas Björkman 1,221,485

Retirements[edit]

Following is a list of notable players (winners of a main tour title, and/or part of the ATP Rankings top 100 (singles) or top 50 (doubles) for at least one week) who announced their retirement from professional tennis, became inactive (after not playing for more than 52 weeks), or were permanently banned from playing, during the 2006 season:

  •  USA Andre Agassi (born April 29, 1970 in Las Vegas, Nevada) He became a professional in 1986, won eight Grand Slam championships and competed in 15 Grand Slam finals, and was a 1996 Olympic gold medalist. He won four Australian Open titles and achieved the Career Grand Slam (all four Grand Slam championships) and was the first of two to achieve the Career Golden Slam (Career Grand Slam and Olympic gold medal), and the only man to win the Career Golden Slam and the ATP Tour World Championships (won in 1990). He also won 17 ATP Masters Series titles, and was part of a winning Davis Cup team in 1990 and 1992. Agassi was troubled by personal issues during the mid-to-late 1990s and sank to world no. 141 in 1997, prompting many to believe that his career was over. Agassi, however, returned to world no. 1 in 1999 and enjoyed the most successful run of his career over the next four years. He played his last match at the US Open against Benjamin Becker in August.[1]
  •  ZIM Wayne Black (born 17 November 1973 in Salisbury, Rhodesia, now Harare, Zimbabwe) He turned professional in 1994 and reached his career-high doubles ranking of no. 4 in 2005. He won the Australian Open in 2005 and the US Open in 2001. He played his last career match at Wimbledon partnering Jeff Coetzee.[2]
  •  ESP Albert Costa (born 25 June 1975, in Lleida, Spain) He turned professional in 1993 and reached a career-high ranking of world no. 6. He won the French Open in 2002 and was a quarterfinalist at the Australian Open. He won 12 career ATP titles. He played his last career match in Barcelona in April against Dominik Hrbatý.[3]
  •  SWE Thomas Enqvist (born 13 March 1974 in Stockholm, Sweden) He turned professional in 1991 and reached his career-high ranking of no. 4 in 1999. He was a finalist at the Australian Open in 1999, losing to Yevgeny Kafelnikov, and a quarterfinalist at Wimbledon. He was also a semifinalist at the year-end championships. He played his last match in Luxemburg in November 2005 against George Bastl.[4]
  •  FRA Nicolas Escudé (born 3 April 1976 in Chartres, France) He turned professional in 1995 and reached his career-high ranking of no. 17 in 2000. He reached the semifinals of the Australian Open in 1998 and the quarterfinals at Wimbledon and the US Open in 2001 and 1999, respectively. He earned four career singles titles. In doubles, he reached his career-high ranking of no. 35 in 2003 and earned two career titles.
  •  CZE Cyril Suk (born 29 January 1967 in Prague, Czechoslovakia) He turned professional in 1988 and reached his career-high doubles ranking of world no. 7 in 1994. He won the US Open doubles tournament in 1998 and reached the quarterfinals of all the other Grand Slam events multiple times: Australian Open in 1992 and 1994, French Open in 1991, 2001, and 2002, and Wimbledon in 1994, 2002, and 2003. He earned a total of 32 career doubles titles. He won the mixed doubles at the French Open in 1991 and Wimbledon in 1996 and 1997, and reached the final at the Australian Open in 1998 and the US Open in 1995. His last match was in Vienna in October partnering Oliver Marach.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]