2009 LA Tennis Open
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2009 LA Tennis Open
2009 LA Tennis Open
DateJuly 27 - August 2
Edition83rd
CategoryWorld Tour 250 series
Draw28S / 16D
Prize money$550,000
LocationLos Angeles, United States
VenueLos Angeles Tennis Center
Champions
Singles
United States Sam Querrey[1]
Doubles
United States Bob Bryan / United States Mike Bryan[2]
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Wimbledon Semifinalist Tommy Haas headlined in Los Angeles.
Fourteen-time Grand Slam champion Pete Sampras kicked off the tournament with an exhibition match against Marat Safin.

The 2009 LA Tennis Open (also known as the LA Tennis Open presented by Farmers Insurance Group for sponsorship reasons) was a tennis tournament played on outdoor hard courts. It was the 83rd edition of the event known that year as the LA Tennis Open and was part of the ATP World Tour 250 series of the 2009 ATP World Tour. It took place at the Los Angeles Tennis Center in Los Angeles, United States, from July 27 through August 2, 2009. The LA Tennis Open was the second ATP stop of the 2009 US Open Series.[3][4]

In addition to the singles and doubles events, a Legends Invitational Singles competition was held, featuring Michael Chang, Stefan Edberg and Jim Courier, winner of the competition at the 2008 Countrywide Classic. The LA Tennis Open kicked off with the "Millennium Challenge" featuring Pete Sampras returning to the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) to play Marat Safin in a rematch of their 2000 US Open final, won by the Russian 6-4, 6-3, 6-3.[5] Fourteen-time Grand Slam champion Sampras, who held the World No. 1 ranking for a record 286 weeks, was recognized as the 2009 LA Tennis Open Tournament Honoree.[6]

ATP entrants

Seeds

Player Nation Ranking* Seeding
Tommy Haas  GER 20 1
Mardy Fish  USA 22 2
Dmitry Tursunov  RUS 27 3
Dudi Sela  ISR 29 4
Igor Kunitsyn  RUS 36 5
Sam Querrey  USA 37 6
Benjamin Becker  GER 45 7
Marat Safin  RUS 54 8

*Seedings based on the July 20, 2009 rankings.

Other entrants

The following players received wildcards into the singles main draw

The following players received special exemptions into the singles main draw

The following players received entry from the qualifying draw:

Finals

Sam Querrey, singles champion

Singles

United States Sam Querrey defeated Australia Carsten Ball, 6-4, 3-6, 6-1

  • It was Querrey's first title of the year and second of his career.[7]

Doubles

United States Bob Bryan / United States Mike Bryan defeated Germany Benjamin Becker / Germany Frank Moser, 6-4, 7-6(7-2)

References

  1. ^ "2009 Los Angeles - Singles draw". Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).
  2. ^ "2009 Los Angeles - Doubles draw". Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).
  3. ^ "Tournaments - LA Tennis Open". atpworldtour.com. Association of Tennis Professionals. Archived from the original on 2009-06-24. Retrieved .
  4. ^ "Tournaments". usopenseries.com. United States Tennis Association. Archived from the original on 2009-07-20. Retrieved .
  5. ^ John Parsons (2000-09-12). "US Open: Sampras tips Safin for long stay at the top". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved .
  6. ^ "Sampras Returns to UCLA for US Open Final Rematch". latennisopen.com. United States Tennis Association. 2009-05-13. Archived from the original on 2009-08-02. Retrieved .
  7. ^ Blair Angulo, Querrey leaves no doubt in winning L.A. Tennis Open, Los Angeles Daily News, August 3, 2009. Accessed 2009-08-04. Archived 2009-08-06.

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