2009 Rijeka Open

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2009 Rijeka Open
Date June 29 – July 5
Edition 3rd
Location Rijeka, Croatia
Italy Paolo Lorenzi
Argentina Sebastián Decoud /
Spain Miguel Ángel López Jaén
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The 2009 Rijeka Open was a professional tennis tournament played on outdoor red clay courts. It was the 3rd edition of the tournament which was part of the 2009 ATP Challenger Tour. It took place in Rijeka, Croatia between 29 June and 5 July 2009.

That was the last tournament for Mathieu Montcourt who died on 6 July, 2009 in Boulogne-Billancourt. He played very well in Rijeka, reaching the semifinals where he lost to Blaž Kavčič). A police source said on 9 July 2009 after a preliminary autopsy that Mathieu suffered a cardiac arrest.

Singles entrants[edit]


Nationality Player Ranking* Seeding
 ESP Iván Navarro 68 1
 FRA Mathieu Montcourt 104 2
 CRO Roko Karanušić 110 3
 ESP Rubén Ramírez Hidalgo 115 4
 AUS Peter Luczak 158 5
 ESP Daniel Muñoz-de la Nava 167 6
 ARG Sebastián Decoud 169 7
  SUI Stéphane Bohli 180 8
  • Rankings are as of June 22, 2009.

Other entrants[edit]

The following players received wildcards into the singles main draw:

The following players received entry from the qualifying draw:



Italy Paolo Lorenzi def. Slovenia Blaž Kavčič, 6–3, 7–6(2)


Argentina Sebastián Decoud / Spain Miguel Ángel López Jaén def. Croatia Ivan Dodig / Croatia Antonio Veić, 7–6(7), 3–6, [10–8]