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2008 Countrywide Classic
2008 Countrywide Classic
DateAugust 4-10
Edition82nd
CategoryInternational Series
Draw28S / 16D
Prize money$475,000
SurfaceHard / outdoor
LocationLos Angeles, United States
VenueLos Angeles Tennis Center
Champions
Singles
Argentina Juan Martín del Potro [1]
Doubles
India Rohan Bopanna / United States Eric Butorac [2]
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Los Angeles Tennis Center's Straus Stadium court

The 2008 Countrywide Classic was a tennis tournament played on outdoor hard courts. It was the 82nd edition of the Los Angeles Open, and was part of the International Series of the 2008 ATP Tour. It took place at the Los Angeles Tennis Center in Los Angeles, California, United States, from August 4 through August 10, 2008.[3]

The singles draw featured ATP No. 9, San Jose and Dubai champion Andy Roddick, Nottingham runner-up and Umag titlist Fernando Verdasco, and winner of back-to-back titles in Stuttgart and Kitzbühel Juan Martín del Potro. Also present were Dubai finalist and Wimbledon quarterfinalist Feliciano López, Wimbledon semifinalist Marat Safin, Mardy Fish, Carlos Moyá and Tommy Haas.

In addition to the singles and doubles events, a Legends Invitational Singles competition took place, featuring Jim Courier, Aaron Krickstein, John McEnroe, Mikael Pernfors, Jimmy Arias and Wayne Ferreira. 1997 Countrywide Classic champion Jim Courier won the event, defeating 1981 and 1986 titlist John McEnroe in the final.

Four time Countrywide Classic champion Roy Emerson was the tournament honoree for 2008. He won the singles titles here in 1959, 1962, 1964 and 1967. Emerson also won the doubles crowns in 1961, 1962, 1964, 1965, and 1967.[4]

Finals

Singles

Argentina Juan Martín del Potro defeated United States Andy Roddick, 6-1, 7-6(7-2)

  • It was Juan Martín del Potro's third title of the year and third overall.

Doubles

India Rohan Bopanna / United States Eric Butorac defeated United States Travis Parrott / Serbia Du?an Vemi?, 7-6(7-5), 7-6(7-5)

References

  1. ^ "2008 Los Angeles - Singles draw". Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).
  2. ^ "2008 Los Angeles - Doubles draw". Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).
  3. ^ Lucas Shaw (August 11, 2008). "Del Potro wins final over Roddick at UCLA". Los Angeles Times.
  4. ^ Countrywide Classic 2008 tournament program

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