SA Tennis Open

The SA Tennis Open was a professional men's tennis tournament in South Africa that ran for three years from 2009 to 2011.

The tournament was played on outdoor hard courts each February at Montecasino in Johannesburg. It started as a Grand Prix tennis circuit event and was part of the ATP World Tour 250.

SA Tennis Open
SA Tennis Open 2011
Tournament information
Founded2009
Abolished2011
Editions3
LocationJohannesburg
South Africa
VenueMontecasino
CategoryATP World Tour 250 series
SurfaceHard
Draw32S/16D
Prize moneyUS$442,500
WebsiteSA Tennis Open official website

Results

Singles

Year Champions Runners-up Score
2011 South Africa Kevin Anderson India Somdev Devvarman 4–6, 6–3, 6–2
2010 Spain Feliciano López France Stéphane Robert 7–5, 6–1
2009 France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga France Jérémy Chardy 6–4, 7–6(7–5)

Doubles

Year Champions Runners-up Score
2011 United States James Cerretani
Canada Adil Shamasdin
United States Scott Lipsky
United States Rajeev Ram
6–3, 3–6, [10–7]
2010 India Rohan Bopanna
Pakistan Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi
Slovakia Karol Beck
Israel Harel Levy
6–2, 3–6, [10–5]
2009 United States James Cerretani
Belgium Dick Norman
South Africa Rik de Voest
Australia Ashley Fisher
6–7(7–9), 6–2, [14–12]

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2009 SA Tennis Open

The 2009 SA Tennis Open was a men's tennis tournament played on hard courts outdoors. It is the 18th edition of the SA Tennis Open (and the first since 1995), and is part of the ATP World Tour 250 series of the 2009 ATP World Tour. It took in Johannesburg, South Africa from 2 February through 8 February 2009.

The singles line up was led by Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) No. 7 and 2008 Australian Open runner-up Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. Originally, Gaël Monfils was scheduled to play in the tournament, but later withdrew due to a wrist injury.

2009 SA Tennis Open – Doubles

James Cerretani and Dick Norman won the title, defeating Rik de Voest and Ashley Fisher 6–7(7–9), 6–2, [14–12] in the final.

2009 SA Tennis Open – Singles

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga won the title, defeating Jérémy Chardy 6–4, 7–6(7–5) in the final.

2010 SA Tennis Open

The 2010 SA Tennis Open was a tennis tournament played on hard courts indoors. It was the 19th edition of the SA Tennis Open and was part of the ATP World Tour 250 series of the 2010 ATP World Tour. It took place in Johannesburg, South Africa from 1 February through 7 February 2010.

2010 SA Tennis Open – Doubles

James Cerretani and Dick Norman were the defending doubles champions at the SA Tennis Open tournament, but Norman chose to not participate this year.

Cerretani partnered up with Prakash Amritraj, but they lost in the first round 4–6, 6–7(6–8), against Eric Butorac and Rajeev Ram.Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi won in the final 6–2, 3–6, [10–5], against Karol Beck and Harel Levy.

2010 SA Tennis Open – Singles

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga was the defending champion, but he resigned from the participation in this tournament due to tiredness caused by his performance at the 2010 Australian Open (he reached the semifinals, where he lost to Roger Federer).Feliciano López won in the final 7–5, 6–1 against Stéphane Robert. It was López's second title of his career, and first since 2004.

2011 SA Tennis Open

The 2011 SA Tennis Open was a men's tennis tournament to be played on hard courts indoors. It was the 20th edition of the SA Tennis Open and was part of the ATP World Tour 250 series of the 2011 ATP World Tour. It took place in Johannesburg, South Africa from 30 January through 6 February 2011.

2011 SA Tennis Open – Doubles

Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi were the defending champions, but decided not to participate.James Cerretani and Adil Shamasdin won this tournament, by defeating top seeded Scott Lipsky and Rajeev Ram in the final, 6–3, 3–6, [10–7].

2011 SA Tennis Open – Singles

Feliciano López was the defending champion, but lost to Frank Dancevic in the first round.Kevin Anderson won this tournament. He defeated Somdev Devvarman 4–6, 6–3, 6–2 in the final.

2011 SA Tennis Open – Singles Qualifying

This article displays the qualifying draw of the 2011 SA Tennis Open.

Adil Shamasdin

Adil Shamasdin ( ə-DEEL shə-MAZ-in; born May 23, 1982) is a Canadian professional tennis player who specialises in doubles. He reached his highest doubles ranking of world No. 41 on June 26, 2017.

Andrew Anderson (tennis)

Andrew Anderson (born 8 April 1983) is a South African tennis player playing on the ATP Challenger Tour.

As of January, 2011, Anderson has played in one main draw match in an ATP Tour event. He qualified for the singles main draw of the 2009 SA Tennis Open - he lost this match 4-6, 2-6 to No. 8 seed Marcos Baghdatis. He has won one Challenger title - the 2010 USTA Challenger of Oklahoma, partnering Fritz Wolmarans.

On 11 October 2010, Anderson reached his highest ATP singles ranking of 376 whilst his highest doubles ranking was 315 achieved on 27 February 2006.

Dustin Brown (tennis)

Dustin Brown (born 8 December 1984) is a Jamaican-German professional tennis player. He rose to fame after beating Rafael Nadal in the 2014 Halle Open and Wimbledon 2015, and is known for his technique, speed and entertaining playing style, often entertaining the crowd with in play trick shots.

Brown competes mainly on the ATP Challenger Tour, in singles and doubles, having won 24 overall titles. His highest career singles world rank at No. 64 was in October 2016, and doubles world rank at No. 43 in May 2012. Brown is also notable for being one of the only two players to remain undefeated against Rafael Nadal after playing more than one match with him, holding a 2–0 head-to-head record.

James Cerretani

Jamie Cerretani (born October 2, 1981) is an American professional tennis player. A doubles specialist, he has won four ATP World Tour titles in his career. He reached his career-high doubles ranking of World No. 45 on July 21, 2008.

Kristof Vliegen

Kristof Vliegen (born 22 June 1982) is a Belgian former tennis player. He plays right-handed and he turned professional in 2001.

He was a semi-finalist in Chennai in 2006 and in May of the same year, he reached the final of the ATP tournament in Munich, setting up the first ever all-Belgian men's singles final against Olivier Rochus.

Nicolaas Scholtz (tennis)

Nicolaas (Nikala) "Nik" Scholtz (born 5 February 1991) is a professional tennis player from Greyton, South Africa. Nicolaas qualified for the 2011 SA Tennis Open.

Scholtz is the son of Calla Scholtz, a former rugby player who represented Western Province in South Africa's domestic competition, the Currie Cup, from 1982 to 1989 (a total of 116 matches).

In 2012, Nicolaas represented South Africa in their Davis Cup play-off against Canada for a spot in the much esteemed World Group. He faced world number fifteen, Milos Raonic, in his first and only match, losing 5–7, 4–6, 5–7. South Africa lost the tie 4–1. In total he played seven ties for South Africa, producing a 5–7 singles record.

After spending his childhood in Greyton, a small town in the Boland, Western Cape, Nicolaas' family moved to Caledon and he attended Paarl Boys High School. He completed his studies at the University of Mississippi in the United States in 2015, earning four All-American colours four times. He is currently playing on the ITF Futures tour.

Scholtz has represented South Africa at the Davis Cup where he has a W/L record of 5–8.

Scholtz is currently South Africa's third ranked tennis player behind Kevin Anderson and Lloyd Harris.

Rik de Voest

Rik de Voest (born 5 June 1980) is a former professional South African tennis player. His career-high singles ranking was World No. 110, which he achieved in August 2006. Rik currently resides in Vancouver, Canada where he pursues an active career in real estate specializing in North Vancouver and West Vancouver properties.

De Voest qualified for the 2007 Wimbledon men's singles event, where he lost to Marat Safin in the first round. De Voest qualified for the U.S. Open later on in 2007, where he defeated Thierry Ascione 6–2, 3–0 before Ascione retired. De Voest went on to lose to John Isner in the following round. De Voest is 12–5 in Davis Cup matches; being 8–5 for singles and 4–0 for doubles.

Playing with Scott Lipsky of the U.S., he won the Levene Gouldin & Thompson Tennis Challenger in Binghamton, New York in 2009.

South African Open

South African Open may refer to:

South African Open (chess), a chess tournament held in South Africa

South African Open (golf), a golf tournament held in South Africa

South African Open (tennis), a defunct tennis tournament played from 1891 to 1995

SA Tennis Open, a defunct tennis tournament played from 2009 to 2011

Stéphane Robert

Stéphane Robert (French pronunciation: ​[stefan ʁɔbɛʁ]; born 17 May 1980) is a professional French tennis player.

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