2011 Farmers Classic

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2011 Farmers Classic
Date:   July 25 – July 31
Edition:   85th
Champions
Singles
Latvia Ernests Gulbis
Doubles
The Bahamas Mark Knowles / Belgium Xavier Malisse
Farmers Classic
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The 2011 Farmers Classic, presented by Mercedes-Benz, was a tennis tournament played on outdoor hard courts in Los Angeles. It was the 85th edition of the Los Angeles Open, and was part of the Olympus US Open Series of the 2011 ATP World Tour. It took place at the Los Angeles Tennis Center on the campus of UCLA, from July 25 through July 31, 2011, with total player compensation in excess of $1 million. The events were televised by ESPN2 and the Tennis Channel. Following the tournament, a Coldplay concert was held on August 3 and broadcast a portion on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live!.[1]

Juan Martin del Potro, who won the 2008 Countrywide Classic and 2009 US Open was one of the first players signed on to play in the tournament. The Argentinean reached a career high of #4 in 2010.[2]

ATP entrants[edit]

Seeds[edit]

Country Player Ranking* Seeding
 USA Mardy Fish 9 1
 ARG Juan Martín del Potro 19 2
 CYP Marcos Baghdatis 26 3
 BRA Thomaz Bellucci 33 4
 BEL Xavier Malisse 40 5
 RUS Dmitry Tursunov 48 6
 BUL Grigor Dimitrov 59 7
 RUS Igor Kunitsyn 61 8

*Seedings based on the July 18, 2011 rankings.

Other entrants[edit]

The following players received wildcards into the singles main draw:

The following players received entry as a special exempt into the singles main draw:

The following players received entry from the qualifying draw:

Champions[edit]

Singles[edit]

Latvia Ernests Gulbis def. United States Mardy Fish, 5–7, 6–4, 6–4

  • This was Gulbis's first title of the year and his second career ATP title.

Doubles[edit]

The Bahamas Mark Knowles / Belgium Xavier Malisse def. India Somdev Devvarman / Philippines Treat Conrad Huey, 7–6(7–3), 7–6(12–10)

Notes[edit]

  • As a part of this year's tournament, "An Evening with Betty White" was presented prior to the tournament on July 22 at UCLA's Royce Hall.
  • July 30, 2011 – Peter Fleming, the Farmers Classic 1979 singles and 1983 doubles champion, was named 2011 Tournament Honoree.[3]
  • Gulbis' singles winner check was $113,000.
  • August 3, 2011 – "An Evening with Coldplay" concert.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Special Events Highlight Captivating Week at Farmers Classic Presented by Mercedes-Benz , farmersclassic.com, July 7, 2011
  2. ^ Diane Pucin, The Day In Sports, Los Angeles Times, May 19, 2011
  3. ^ 2011 Tournament Honoree: Peter Fleming, FarmersClassic.com, July 30, 2011
  4. ^ Phil Gallo, Coldplay Covers Amy Winehouse in Live Tribute, Billboard, August 4, 2011

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