2009 ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament
|2009 ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament|
|Date||February 9 – February 15|
|Category||ATP World Tour 500|
|Surface||Hard / Indoor|
|Andy Murray |
|Daniel Nestor / Nenad Zimonjić |
The 2009 ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament was a men's tennis tournament played on indoor hard courts. It was the 37th edition of the event known as the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament, and is part of the ATP World Tour 500 series of the 2009 ATP World Tour. It took place at the Ahoy Rotterdam indoor sporting arena in Rotterdam, Netherlands, from February 9 through February 15, 2009. Andy Murray won the singles final beating Rafael Nadal.
The list of original seeded players was headlined by world number 1 Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray and Nikolay Davydenko. Also lined up are Gilles Simon, Gaël Monfils, David Ferrer, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Robin Söderling.
Robin Söderling was forced to withdraw from the tournament on the second day, before he was due to face Russia's Evgeny Korolev on day three. He was replaced by Frenchman Marc Gicquel who entered the tournament as a lucky loser.
- It was Murray's second title of the year and 10th of his career.
Robin Söderling was the eighth seed, but had to withdraw.
|Andy Murray||Great Britain||4||2|
- Rankings as of February 9, 2009.
The following players received wildcards into the main draw:
The following players received entry from the qualifying draw:
In the first ATP World 500 Series tournament of the year, all the seeded players reached the second round. World number 1 Rafael Nadal needed three sets to beat Simone Bolelli and David Ferrer equally took three sets to advance against Jürgen Melzer. Thiemo de Bakker who was ranked at #242 in the world rankings and one of only two Dutchmen in the competition,lost his first round tie against Andreas Seppi. The other home player, Jesse Huta Galung, gave seventh seed Jo Wilfried Tsonga a real game but lost out on two tie-breaks. Andy Murray beat former top three player Ivan Ljubičić while Gaël Monfils took the first set against Swiss player Stéphane Bohli before his opponent had to retire injured.
Seeds began to fall in the second round: Nikolay Davydenko, Gilles Simon and David Ferrer exited the competition with defeats to Julien Benneteau, Mario Ančić and Mikhail Youzhny respectively. Nadal overcame the loss of the second set against the 2008 junior champion Grigor Dimitrov to win 7–5, 3–6, 6–2. Murray defeated Seppi 7–6, 7–6 and Monfils beat fellow Frenchman Michaël Llodra. The quarter-final line-up was completed by Marc Gicquel (who had the opportunity to play after Soderling's withdrawal) and Tsonga who defeated Dmitry Tursunov.
In the quarter-finals Rafael Nadal beat Frenchman Tsonga 6-4, 7-6, 6-4 to set up a match with Monfils in the semi-finals, who beat Julien Benneteau 7-6, 6-1. Mario Ančić continued his good form from the Zagreb tournament the previous week by beating Mikhail Youzhny 6-4, 6-2 in their quarter-final match. Marc Gicquel was forced to retire from his quarter-final against Murray when Murray was leading 7-6, 4-6, 3-0.
The #1, #2 and #4 seeded doubles pairs all progressed through the first two rounds to reach the semi-finals. Top seeds Daniel Nestor and Nenad Zimonjić recorded identical scorelines of 7–6(2), 6–4 in their opening two matches, defeating singles players Dmitry Tursunov (the champion the previous year with Tomáš Berdych) and Gilles Simon in the first round before beating Italians Andreas Seppi and Simone Bolelli. The #2 seeded pair of Lukáš Dlouhý and Leander Paes won on a final-set champions tiebreak against Christopher Kas and Philipp Kohlschreiber, then proceeded to win 6–2, 6–1 against Igor Andreev and Marcin Matkowski in the quarterfinals. The Julian Knowle and Andy Ram partnerships also reached the semi-finals after a straight sets victory over Andy Murray and James Auckland in the first round and victory over the French pair of Arnaud Clément and Michaël Llodra in the second round. The #3 pair of Jeff Coetzee - Wesley Moodie were defeated in the quarter-finals by Tomáš Berdych and Jürgen Melzer 4-6, 66-7.
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