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2006 ATP Tour
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Roger Federer won twelve titles in 2006 including three Grand Slam tournaments. He was ranked No. 1 continuously throughout the year and was voted Player of the Year.
Details
Duration2 January 2006 – 13 November 2006
Edition37th
Tournaments66
CategoriesGrand Slam (4)
ATP Masters Series (9)
ATP International Series Gold (9)
ATP International Series (44)
Achievements (singles)
Most tournament titlesSwitzerland Roger Federer (12)
Most tournament finalsSwitzerland Roger Federer (16)
Prize money leaderSwitzerland Roger Federer ($8,343,885)
Points leaderSwitzerland Roger Federer (8,370)
Awards
Player of the yearSwitzerland Roger Federer
Doubles Team of the yearUnited States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
Most improved
player of the year
Serbia Novak Djokovic
Newcomer of the yearGermany Benjamin Becker
Comeback
player of the year
United States Mardy Fish
2005
2007

The ATP Tour is the elite tour for professional tennis organised by the ATP. The ATP Tour includes the four Grand Slam tournaments, the Tennis Masters Cup, the ATP Masters Series, the International Series Gold and the International Series tournaments.

Contents

CalendarEdit

The table below shows the 2006 ATP Tour schedule

Key
Grand Slam tournaments
Tennis Masters Cup
ATP Masters Series
ATP International Series Gold
ATP International Series
Team events

JanuaryEdit

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
2 January Hopman Cup
Perth, Australia
Hopman Cup
Hard (i) – 8 teams (RR)
  United States
2–1
  Netherlands
Round Robin losers (Group A)
  Serbia and Montenegro
  Sweden
  Russia
Round Robin losers (Group B)
  Australia
  Argentina
  Germany
Next Generation Adelaide International
Adelaide, Australia
International Series
$419,000
Hard
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Florent Serra
6–3, 6–4
  Xavier Malisse   Tomáš Berdych
  Dominik Hrbatý
  Philipp Kohlschreiber
  Andreas Seppi
  Jarkko Nieminen
  Kenneth Carlsen
  Jonathan Erlich
  Andy Ram

7–6(7–4), 7–6(12–10)
  Paul Hanley
  Kevin Ullyett
Chennai Open
Chennai, India
International Series
$380,000
Hard
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Ivan Ljubičić
7–6(8–6), (6–2)
  Carlos Moyà   Radek Štěpánek
  Kristof Vliegen
  Gilles Müller
  Paradorn Srichaphan
  Björn Phau
  Thierry Ascione
  Michal Mertiňák
  Petr Pála

6–2, 7–5
  Prakash Amritraj
  Rohan Bopanna
Qatar ExxonMobil Open
Doha, Qatar
International Series
$1,000,000
Hard
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Roger Federer
6–3, 7–6(7–4)
  Gaël Monfils   Tommy Haas
  Filippo Volandri
  Marcos Baghdatis
  Mikhail Youzhny
  Dmitry Tursunov
  Nikolay Davydenko
  Jonas Björkman
  Max Mirnyi

2–6, 6–3, 10–8
  Christophe Rochus
  Olivier Rochus
9 January Heineken Open
Auckland, New Zealand
International Series
$430,000
Hard
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Jarkko Nieminen
6–2, 6–2
  Mario Ančić   Stanislas Wawrinka
  Olivier Rochus
  Fernando González
  Florian Mayer
  Nicolás Massú
  David Ferrer
  Andrei Pavel
  Rogier Wassen

6–2, 5–7, [10–4]
  Simon Aspelin
  Todd Perry
Medibank International
Sydney, Australia
International Series
$394,000
Hard
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  James Blake
6–2, 3–6, 7–6(7–3)
  Igor Andreev   Andreas Seppi
  Nikolay Davydenko
  Lleyton Hewitt
  Dmitry Tursunov
  Paradorn Srichaphan
  Arnaud Clément
  Fabrice Santoro
  Nenad Zimonjić

6–1, 6–4
  František Čermák
  Leoš Friedl
16 January
23 January
Australian Open
Melbourne, Australia
Grand Slam
$6,784,589
Hard
Singles DrawDoubles DrawMixed Draw
  Roger Federer
5–7, 7–5, 6–0, 6–2
  Marcos Baghdatis   Nicolas Kiefer
  David Nalbandian
  Nikolay Davydenko
  Sébastien Grosjean
  Fabrice Santoro
  Ivan Ljubičić
  Bob Bryan
  Mike Bryan

4–6, 6–3, 6–4
  Martin Damm
  Leander Paes
  Martina Hingis
  Mahesh Bhupathi

6–3, 6–3
  Elena Likhovtseva
  Daniel Nestor
30 January PBZ Zagreb Indoors
Zagreb, Croatia
International Series
$380,000
Carpet [i]
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Ivan Ljubičić
6–3, 6–4
  Stefan Koubek   Novak Djokovic
  Tim Henman
  Mikhail Youzhny
  Ilija Bozoljac
  Andreas Seppi
  Ivo Karlović
  Jaroslav Levinský
  Michal Mertiňák

7–6(9–7), 6–1
  Davide Sanguinetti
  Andreas Seppi
Movistar Open
Viña del Mar, Chile
International Series
$380,000
Clay
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  José Acasuso
6–4, 6–3
  Nicolás Massú   Rubén Ramírez Hidalgo
  Fernando González
  Albert Montañés
  Leoš Friedl
  Carlos Cuadrado
  Boris Pašanski
  José Acasuso
  Sebastián Prieto

7–6(7–2), 6–4
  František Čermák
  Leoš Friedl
Delray Beach International Tennis Championships
Delray Beach, USA
International Series
$380,000
Hard
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Tommy Haas
6–3, 3–6, 7–6(7–5)
  Xavier Malisse   Guillermo García-López
  Vince Spadea
  Andre Agassi
  Florian Mayer
  Gilles Müller
  Lee Hyung-taik
  Mark Knowles
  Daniel Nestor

6–2, 6–3
  Chris Haggard
  Wesley Moodie

FebruaryEdit

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
6 February Davis Cup First Round
Graz, Austria – Clay
Buenos Aires, Argentina – Clay
Minsk, Belarus – Carpet (i)
Geneva, Switzerland – Clay
Halle, Germany – Hard
Amsterdam, Netherlands – Carpet (i)
La Jolla, United States – Hard
Rancagua, Chile – Clay
First Round winners
  Croatia 3–2
  Argentina 5–0
  Belarus 4–1
  Australia 3–2
  France 3–2
  Russia 5–0
  United States 4–1
  Chile 4–1
First Round losers
  Austria
  Sweden
  Spain
   Switzerland
  Germany
  Netherlands
  Romania
  Slovakia
13 February SAP Open
San Jose, USA
International Series
$380,000
Hard (i)
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Andy Murray
2–6, 6–1, 7–6(7–3)
  Lleyton Hewitt   Andy Roddick
  Vince Spadea
  Björn Phau
  Robin Söderling
  Wayne Arthurs
  Kristof Vliegen
  John McEnroe
  Jonas Björkman

7–6(7–2), 4–6, [10–7]
  Paul Goldstein
  Jim Thomas
Open 13
Marseille, France
International Series
$600,000
Hard (i)
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Arnaud Clément
6–4, 6–2
  Mario Ančić   Rafael Nadal
  Sébastien Grosjean
  Paul-Henri Mathieu
  Fabrice Santoro
  Evgeny Korolev
  Ivan Ljubičić
  Martin Damm
  Radek Štěpánek

6–2, 6–7(4–7), [10–3]
  Mark Knowles
  Daniel Nestor
ATP Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires, Argentina
International Series
$425,000
Clay
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Carlos Moyà
7–6(8–6), 6–4
  Filippo Volandri   Agustín Calleri
  Juan Carlos Ferrero
  Boris Pašanski
  José Acasuso
  Potito Starace
  Rubén Ramírez Hidalgo
  František Čermák
  Leoš Friedl

6–1, 6–2
  Vasilis Mazarakis
  Boris Pašanski
20 February Regions Morgan Keegan Championships
Memphis, USA
International Series Gold
$695,000
Hard (i)
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Tommy Haas
6–3, 6–2
  Robin Söderling   Julien Benneteau
  Kristof Vliegen
  Andy Roddick
  Dmitry Tursunov
  Paul Capdeville
  Andy Murray
  Ivo Karlović
  Chris Haggard

0–6, 7–5, [10–5]
  James Blake
  Mardy Fish
ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament
Rotterdam, Netherlands
International Series Gold
$925,000
Hard (i)
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Radek Štěpánek
6–0, 6–3
  Christophe Rochus   Jarkko Nieminen
  Nikolay Davydenko
  Arvind Parmar
  Olivier Rochus
  Novak Djokovic
  Daniele Bracciali
  Paul Hanley
  Kevin Ullyett

7–6(7–4), 7–6(7–2)
  Jonathan Erlich
  Andy Ram
Brasil Open
Salvador, Brazil
International Series
$380,000
Clay
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Nicolás Massú
6–3, 6–4
  Alberto Martín   Olivier Patience
  Juan Mónaco
  Boris Pašanski
  Jiri Vaněk
  Juan Ignacio Chela
  Nicolás Almagro
  Lukáš Dlouhý
  Pavel Vízner

6–1, 4–6, [10–3]
  Mariusz Fyrstenberg
  Marcin Matkowski
27 February Dubai Tennis Championships
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
International Series Gold
$975,000
Hard
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Rafael Nadal
2–6, 6–4, 6–4
  Roger Federer   Mikhail Youzhny
  Rainer Schüttler
  Robin Vik
  Olivier Rochus
  Björn Phau
  Tim Henman
  Paul Hanley
  Kevin Ullyett

1–6, 6–2, [10–1]
  Mark Knowles
  Daniel Nestor
Abierto Mexicano Telcel
Acapulco, Mexico
International Series Gold
$690,000
Clay
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Luis Horna
7–6(7–5), 6–4
  Juan Ignacio Chela   Nicolás Almagro
  Gastón Gaudio
  Alessio di Mauro
  Albert Montañés
  Agustín Calleri
  Marcos Daniel
  František Čermák
  Leoš Friedl

7–5, 6–2
  Potito Starace
  Filippo Volandri
Tennis Channel Open
Las Vegas, USA
International Series
$380,000
Hard
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  James Blake
7–5, 2–6, 6–3
  Lleyton Hewitt   Paul Goldstein
  Ivo Karlović
  Philipp Kohlschreiber
  Xavier Malisse
  Tommy Robredo
  Kenneth Carlsen
  Bob Bryan
  Mike Bryan

6–3, 6–2
  Jaroslav Levinský
  Robert Lindstedt

MarchEdit

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
6 March
13 March
Pacific Life Open
Indian Wells, USA
Master Series
$3,169,600
Hard
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Roger Federer
7–5, 6–3, 6–0
  James Blake   Paradorn Srichaphan
  Rafael Nadal
  Ivan Ljubičić
  Jarkko Nieminen
  Igor Andreev
  Marcos Baghdatis
  Mark Knowles
  Daniel Nestor

6–4, 6–4
  Bob Bryan
  Mike Bryan
20 March
27 March
NASDAQ-100 Open
Key Biscayne, USA
Master Series
$3,450,000
Hard
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Roger Federer
7–6(7–5), 7–6(7–4), 7–6(8–6)
  Ivan Ljubičić   David Ferrer
  David Nalbandian
  James Blake
  Andy Roddick
  Mario Ančić
  Agustín Calleri
  Jonas Björkman
  Max Mirnyi

6–4, 6–4
  Bob Bryan
  Mike Bryan

AprilEdit

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
3 April Davis Cup Quarterfinals
Zagreb, Croatia – Carpet (I)
Melbourne, Australia – Hard
Pau, France – Carpet (i)
Rancho Mirage, USA – Carpet
Quarterfinals winners
  Argentina 3–2
  Australia 5–0
  Russia 4–1
  United States 3–2
Quarterfinals losers
  Croatia
  Belarus
  France
  Chile
10 April Open de Tenis Comunidad Valenciana
Valencia, Spain
International Series
$400,000
Clay
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Nicolás Almagro
6–2, 6–3
  Gilles Simon   Fernando Verdasco
  Marat Safin
  Guillermo García-López
  Andreas Seppi
  Filippo Volandri
  Gastón Gaudio
  David Škoch
  Tomáš Zíb

6–4, 6–3
  Lukáš Dlouhý
  Pavel Vízner
U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships
Houston, USA
International Series
$380,000
Clay
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Mardy Fish
3–6, 6–4, 6–3
  Jürgen Melzer   Tommy Haas
  Paul Goldstein
  Andy Roddick
  Vincent Spadea
  Albert Montañés
  Fernando Vicente
  Michael Kohlmann
  Alexander Waske

5–7, 6–4, [10–5]
  Julian Knowle
  Jürgen Melzer
17 April Monte Carlo Masters
Monte Carlo, Monaco
Master Series
$2,450,000
Clay
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Rafael Nadal
6–2, 6–7, 6–3, 7–6
  Roger Federer   Fernando González
  Gastón Gaudio
  David Ferrer
  Ivan Ljubičić
  Tommy Robredo
  Guillermo Coria
  Jonas Björkman
  Max Mirnyi

6–2, 7–6(7–2)
  Fabrice Santoro
  Nenad Zimonjić
24 April Grand Prix Hassan II
Casablanca, Morocco
International Series
$380,000
Clay
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Daniele Bracciali
6–1, 6–4
  Nicolás Massú   Björn Phau
  Gilles Simon
  Nicolas Mahut
  Jiří Vaněk
  Olivier Rochus
  Luis Horna
  Julian Knowle
  Jürgen Melzer

6–3, 6–4
  Michael Kohlmann
  Alexander Waske
Torneo Godó
Barcelona, Spain
International Series Gold
$1,000,000
Clay
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Rafael Nadal
6–4, 6–4, 6–0
  Tommy Robredo   Nicolás Almagro
  Stanislas Wawrinka
  Jarkko Nieminen
  Juan Carlos Ferrero
  Radek Štěpánek
  Ivo Karlović
  Mark Knowles
  Daniel Nestor

6–2, 6–7(4–7), [10–5]
  Mariusz Fyrstenberg
  Marcin Matkowski

MayEdit

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
1 May BMW Open
Munich, Germany
International Series
$380,000
Clay
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Olivier Rochus
6–4, 6–2
  Kristof Vliegen   Jürgen Melzer
  Jarkko Nieminen
  Denis Gremelmayr
  Ivo Karlović
  Robin Vik
  Philipp Kohlschreiber
  Andrei Pavel
  Alexander Waske

6–4, 6–2
  Alexander Peya
  Björn Phau
Estoril Open
Oeiras, Portugal
International Series
$625,000
Clay
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  David Nalbandian
6–3, 6–4
  Nikolay Davydenko   Albert Portas
  Carlos Moyà
  Frederico Gil
  Justin Gimelstob
  Guillermo García-López
  Gilles Müller
  Lukáš Dlouhý
  Pavel Vízner

6–3, 6–1
  Lucas Arnold
  Leoš Friedl
8 May Internazionali BNL d'Italia
Rome, Italy
Master Series
$2,450,000
Clay
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Rafael Nadal
6–7(0–7), 7–6(7–5), 6–4, 2–6, 7–6(7–5)
  Roger Federer   David Nalbandian
  Gaël Monfils
  Nicolás Almagro
  Mario Ančić
  Andy Roddick
  Fernando González
  Mark Knowles
  Daniel Nestor

6–4, 5–7, [13–11]
  Jonathan Erlich
  Andy Ram
15 May Hamburg Masters
Hamburg, Germany
Master Series
$2,450,000
Clay
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Tommy Robredo
6–1, 6–3, 6–3
  Radek Štěpánek   Mario Ančić
  José Acasuso
  David Ferrer
  Nikolay Davydenko
  Fernando Verdasco
  Max Mirnyi
  Paul Hanley
  Kevin Ullyett

6–2, 7–6(10–8)
  Mark Knowles
  Daniel Nestor
22 May Hypo Group Tennis International
Pörtschach, Austria
International Series
$380,000
Clay
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Nikolay Davydenko
6–0, 6–3
  Andrei Pavel   Jiří Novák
  Luis Horna
  Potito Starace
  Jürgen Melzer
  Juan Mónaco
  Oliver Marach
  Paul Hanley
  Jim Thomas

6–3, 4–6, [10–5]
  Oliver Marach
  Cyril Suk
World Team Cup
Düsseldorf, Germany
ATP World Team Championship
€1,764,706 – Clay – 8 teams (RR)
  Croatia
2–1
  Germany
Round Robin losers (Blue Group)
  Argentina
  Czech Republic
  Italy
Round Robin losers (Red Group)
  Spain
  United States
  Chile
29 May
5 June
French Open
Paris, France
Grand Slam
$8,543,700
Clay
Singles DrawDoubles DrawMixed Draw
  Rafael Nadal
1–6, 6–1, 6–4, 7–6(7–4)
  Roger Federer   David Nalbandian
  Ivan Ljubičić
  Mario Ančić
  Nikolay Davydenko
  Julien Benneteau
  Novak Djokovic
  Jonas Björkman
  Max Mirnyi

6-7(5–7), 6–4, 7–5
  Bob Bryan/   Mike Bryan
  Katarina Srebotnik
  Nenad Zimonjić

6–3, 6–4
  Elena Likhovtseva
  Daniel Nestor

JuneEdit

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
12 June Queen's Club Championships
Queen's Club, United Kingdom
International Series
$800,000
Grass
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Lleyton Hewitt
6–4, 6–4
  James Blake   Tim Henman
  Andy Roddick
  Rafael Nadal
  Dmitry Tursunov
  Fernando González
  Gaël Monfils
  Paul Hanley
  Kevin Ullyett

6–4, 3–6, 10–8
  Jonas Björkman
  Max Mirnyi
Gerry Weber Open
Halle, Germany
International Series
$800,000
Grass
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Roger Federer
6–0, 6–7(4–7), 6–2
  Tomáš Berdych   Tommy Haas
  Kristof Vliegen
  Olivier Rochus
  Robin Söderling
  Florian Mayer
  Fabrice Santoro
  Fabrice Santoro
  Nenad Zimonjić

6–0, 6–4
  Michael Kohlmann
  Rainer Schüttler
19 June Ordina Open
's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
International Series
$380,000
Grass
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Mario Ančić
6–0, 5–7, 7–5
  Jan Hernych   Marcos Baghdatis
  Florent Serra
  Philipp Kohlschreiber
  Fabrice Santoro
  Lee Hyung-taik
  Juan Carlos Ferrero
  Martin Damm
  Leander Paes

6–1, 7–6(7–3)
  Arnaud Clément
  Chris Haggard
Nottingham Open
Nottingham, United Kingdom
International Series
$380,000
Grass
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Richard Gasquet
6–4, 6–3
  Jonas Björkman   Robin Söderling
  Andreas Seppi
  Gilles Simon
  Janko Tipsarević
  Feliciano López
  Andy Murray
  Jonathan Erlich
  Andy Ram

6–3, 6–2
  Igor Kunitsyn
  Dmitry Tursunov
26 June
3 July
Wimbledon Championships
London, United Kingdom
Grand Slam
$8,847,338
Grass
Singles DrawDoubles DrawMixed Draw
  Roger Federer
6–0, 7–6(7–5), 6–7(2–7), 6–3
  Rafael Nadal   Jonas Björkman
  Marcos Baghdatis
  Mario Ančić
  Radek Štěpánek
  Lleyton Hewitt
  Jarkko Nieminen
  Bob Bryan
  Mike Bryan

6–3, 4–6, 6–4, 6–2
  Fabrice Santoro
  Nenad Zimonjić
  Andy Ram
  Vera Zvonareva

6–3, 6–2
  Bob Bryan
  Venus Williams

JulyEdit

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
10 July Allianz Suisse Open Gstaad
Gstaad, Switzerland
International Series
$495,000
Clay
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Richard Gasquet
7–6(7–4), 6–7(3–7), 6–3, 6–3
  Feliciano López   Marin Čilić
  Philipp Kohlschreiber
  Ivan Ljubičić
  Andrei Pavel
  Fernando Verdasco
  Gastón Gaudio
  Jiří Novák
  Andrei Pavel

6–3, 6–1
  Marco Chiudinelli
  Jean-Claude Scherrer
Campbell's Hall of Fame Tennis Championships
Newport, USA
International Series
$380,000
Grass
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Mark Philippoussis
6–3, 7–5
  Justin Gimelstob   Andy Murray
  Jürgen Melzer
  Robert Kendrick
  Kristian Pless
  Mardy Fish
  Alex Bogdanovic
  Jürgen Melzer
  Robert Kendrick

7–6(7–3), 6–0
  Jeff Coetzee
  Justin Gimelstob
Swedish Open
Båstad, Sweden
International Series
$380,000
Clay
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Tommy Robredo
6–2, 6–1
  Nikolay Davydenko   Agustín Calleri
  Jarkko Nieminen
  Nicolás Massú
  Robin Söderling
  Juan Carlos Ferrero
  Evgeny Korolev
  Jonas Björkman
  Thomas Johansson

6–3, 4–6, [10–4]
  Christopher Kas
  Oliver Marach
17 July RCA Championships
Indianapolis, USA
International Series
$600,000
Hard
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  James Blake
4–6, 6–4, 7–6(7–5)
  Andy Roddick   Xavier Malisse
  Robby Ginepri
  Nicolas Mahut
  Fernando González
  Paradorn Srichaphan
  Gilles Müller
  Bobby Reynolds
  Andy Roddick

6–4, 6–4
  Paul Goldstein
  Jim Thomas
Dutch Open
Amersfoort, Netherlands
International Series
$380,000
Clay
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Novak Djokovic
7–6(7–5), 6–4
  Nicolás Massú   Guillermo Coria
  Rubén Ramírez Hidalgo
  Agustín Calleri
  Marc Gicquel
  Carlos Moyà
  Alberto Martín
  Alberto Martín
  Fernando Vicente

6–4, 6–3
  Lucas Arnold
  Christopher Kas
Mercedes Cup
Stuttgart, Germany
International Series Gold
$690,000
Clay
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  David Ferrer
6–4, 3–6, 6–7(3–7), 7–5, 6–4
  José Acasuso   Juan Mónaco
  Tomáš Berdych
  Luis Horna
  Oliver Marach
  Florian Mayer
  Nicolás Lapentti
  Gastón Gaudio
  Max Mirnyi

7–5, 6–7(4–7), [12–10]
  Yves Allegro
  Robert Lindstedt
24 July Countrywide Classic
Los Angeles, USA
International Series
$500,000
Hard
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Tommy Haas
4–6, 7–5, 6–3
  Dmitry Tursunov   Fernando González
  Dominik Hrbatý
  Andy Roddick
  Andre Agassi
  Robby Ginepri
  Paul Goldstein
  Bob Bryan
  Mike Bryan

6–2, 6–4
  Eric Butorac
  Jamie Murray
Croatia Open Umag
Umag, Croatia
International Series
$400,000
Clay
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Stanislas Wawrinka
6–6 RET
  Novak Djokovic   Carlos Moyà
  Filippo Volandri
  Juan Pablo Guzmán
  Jiří Vaněk
  Juan Martín del Potro
  Albert Portas
  Jaroslav Levinský
  David Škoch

6–4, 6–4
  Guillermo García-López
  Albert Portas
Interwetten Austrian Open Kitzbühel
Kitzbühel, Austria
International Series Gold
$760,000
Clay
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Agustín Calleri
7–6(11–9), 6–2, 6–3
  Juan Ignacio Chela   Fernando Verdasco
  Mikhail Youzhny
  Nicolás Lapentti
  Max Mirnyi
  Gastón Gaudio
  Philipp Kohlschreiber
  Philipp Kohlschreiber
  Stefan Koubek

6–2, 6–3
  Oliver Marach
  Cyril Suk
31 July Orange Warsaw Open
Sopot, Poland
International Series
$500,000
Clay
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Nikolay Davydenko
7–6(7–5), 5–7, 6–4
  Florian Mayer   Filippo Volandri
  Agustín Calleri
  Carlos Berlocq
  Oliver Marach
  Michał Przysiężny
  Juan Ignacio Chela
  František Čermák
  Leoš Friedl

6–3, 7–5
  Martin García
  Sebastián Prieto
Legg Mason Tennis Classic
Washington, D.C., USA
International Series
$600,000
Hard
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Arnaud Clément
7–6(7–3), 6–2
  Andy Murray   Marat Safin
  Dmitry Tursunov
  Wesley Moodie
  Lleyton Hewitt
  Mardy Fish
  Tim Henman
  Bob Bryan
  Mike Bryan

6–3, 5–7, [10–3]
  Paul Hanley
  Kevin Ullyett

AugustEdit

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
7 August Rogers Cup
Toronto, Canada
Masters Series
$2,450,000
Hard
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Roger Federer
2–6, 6–3, 6–2
  Richard Gasquet   Fernando González
  Andy Murray
  Xavier Malisse
  José Acasuso
  Jarkko Nieminen
  Tomáš Berdych
  Bob Bryan
  Mike Bryan

6–3, 7–5
  Paul Hanley
  Kevin Ullyett
14 August Western & Southern Financial Group Masters
Mason, USA
Masters Series
$2,450,000
Hard
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Andy Roddick
6–3, 6–4
  Juan Carlos Ferrero   Fernando González
  Tommy Robredo
  Andy Murray
  David Ferrer
  Ivan Ljubičić
  Rafael Nadal
  Jonas Björkman
  Max Mirnyi

3–6, 6–3, 10–7
  Bob Bryan
  Mike Bryan
21 August Pilot Pen Tennis
New Haven, USA
International Series
$675,000
Hard
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Nikolay Davydenko
6–4, 6–3
  Agustín Calleri   Xavier Malisse
  Robin Söderling
  Juan Ignacio Chela
  Nicolás Massú
  Jürgen Melzer
  Olivier Rochus
  Jonathan Erlich
  Andy Ram

6–3, 6–3
  Mariusz Fyrstenberg
  Marcin Matkowski
28 August
3 September
US Open
New York City, USA
Grand Slam
$8,332,000
Hard
Singles DrawDoubles DrawMixed Draw
  Roger Federer
6–2, 4–6, 7–5, 6–1
  Andy Roddick   Nikolay Davydenko
  Mikhail Youzhny
  James Blake
  Tommy Haas
  Lleyton Hewitt
  Rafael Nadal
  Martin Damm
  Leander Paes

6–7(5–7), 6–4, 6–3
  Jonas Björkman
  Max Mirnyi
  Bob Bryan
  Martina Navratilova

6–2, 6–3
  Martin Damm
  Květa Peschke

SeptemberEdit

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
11 September China Open
Beijing, China
International Series
$500,000
Hard
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Marcos Baghdatis
6–4, 6–0
  Mario Ančić   Lee Hyung-taik
  Paradorn Srichaphan
  Ivan Ljubičić
  Dominik Hrbatý
  Danai Udomchoke
  Nikolay Davydenko
  Mahesh Bhupathi
  Mario Ančić

6–4, 6–3
  Michael Berrer
  Kenneth Carlsen
BCR Open Romania
Bucharest, Romania
International Series
$380,000
Clay
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Jürgen Melzer
6–1, 7–5
  Filippo Volandri   Paul-Henri Mathieu
  Florent Serra
  Guillermo García-López
  Rubén Ramírez Hidalgo
  Carlos Moyà
  Florian Mayer
  Mariusz Fyrstenberg
  Marcin Matkowski

6–7(5–7), 7–6(7–5), [10–8]
  Martín García
  Luis Horna
18 September Davis Cup Semifinals
Buenos Aires, Argentina – Clay (i)
Moscow, Russia – Clay
Semifinals winners
  Argentina 5–0
  Russia 3–2
Semifinals losers
  Australia
  United States
25 September PTT Thailand Open
Bangkok, Thailand
International Series
$550,000
Hard (i)
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  James Blake
6–3, 6–1
  Ivan Ljubičić   Paradorn Srichaphan
  Marat Safin
  Robby Ginepri
  Tim Henman
  Jarkko Nieminen
  Mischa Zverev
  Jonathan Erlich
  Andy Ram

6–2, 2–6, [10–4]
  Andy Murray
  Jamie Murray
Kingfisher Airlines Tennis Open
Mumbai, India
International Series
$380,000
Hard
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Dmitry Tursunov
6–3, 3–6, 7–6(7–5)
  Tomáš Berdych   Tommy Robredo
  Stefan Koubek
  Ramón Delgado
  James Auckland
  Björn Phau
  Mario Ančić
  Mario Ančić
  Mahesh Bhupathi

6–4, 6–7(6–8), [10–8]
  Rohan Bopanna
  Mustafa Ghouse
Campionati Internazionali di Sicilia
Palermo, Italy
International Series
$380,000
Clay
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Filippo Volandri
5–7, 6–1, 6–3
  Nicolás Lapentti   Rubén Ramírez Hidalgo
  Nicolás Almagro
  Fernando Verdasco
  Gilles Simon
  Martín Vassallo Argüello
  Albert Montañés
  Martín García
  Luis Horna

7–6(7–1), 7–6(7–2)
  Mariusz Fyrstenberg
  Marcin Matkowski

OctoberEdit

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
2 October Open de Moselle
Metz, France
International Series
$500,000
Hard (i)
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Novak Djokovic
4–6, 6–3, 6–2
  Jürgen Melzer   Marc Gicquel
  Sébastien Grosjean
  Florent Serra
  Mardy Fish
  Tobias Clemens
  Arnaud Clément
  Richard Gasquet
  Fabrice Santoro

3–6, 6–1, [11–9]
  Julian Knowle
  Jürgen Melzer
Japan Open Tennis Championships
Tokyo, Japan
International Series Gold
$765,000
Hard
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Roger Federer
6–3, 6–3
  Tim Henman   Benjamin Becker
  Hyung-taik Lee
  Takao Suzuki
  Jarkko Nieminen
  Mario Ančić
  Tommy Robredo
  Ashley Fisher
  Tripp Phillips

6–2, 7–5
  Paul Goldstein
  Jim Thomas
9 October If Stockholm Open
Stockholm, Sweden
International Series
$800,000
Hard (i)
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  James Blake
6–4, 6–2
  Jarkko Nieminen   Joachim Johansson
  Robin Söderling
  Kristof Vliegen
  Feliciano López
  Tomáš Berdych
  Olivier Rochus
  Paul Hanley
  Kevin Ullyett

7–6(7–2), 6–4
  Olivier Rochus
  Kristof Vliegen
BA-CA-TennisTrophy
Vienna, Austria
International Series Gold
$690,000
Hard (i)
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Ivan Ljubičić
6–3, 6–4, 7–5
  Fernando González   Dominik Hrbatý
  Andy Roddick
  Stanislas Wawrinka
  Stefan Koubek
  Jürgen Melzer
  David Nalbandian
  Petr Pála
  Pavel Vízner
6–4, 3–6, [12–10]
  Julian Knowle
  Jürgen Melzer
Kremlin Cup
Moscow, Russia
International Series
$1,000,000
Carpet (i)
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Nikolay Davydenko
6–4, 5–7, 6–4
  Marat Safin   Fabrice Santoro
  Igor Kunitsyn
  Max Mirnyi
  Philipp Kohlschreiber
  Janko Tipsarević
  Arnaud Clément
  Fabrice Santoro
  Nenad Zimonjić
6–1, 7–5
  František Čermák
  Jaroslav Levinský
16 October Mutua Madrileña Madrid Masters
Madrid, Spain
Masters Series
$2,450,000
Hard (i)
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Roger Federer
7–5, 6–1, 6–0
  Fernando González   David Nalbandian
  Tomáš Berdych
  Robby Ginepri
  Marat Safin
  Novak Djokovic
  Rafael Nadal
  Bob Bryan
  Mike Bryan

7–5, 6–4
  Mark Knowles
  Daniel Nestor
23 October St. Petersburg Open
Saint Petersburg, Russia
International Series
$1,000,000
Carpet (i)
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Mario Ančić
7–5, 7–6(7–2)
  Thomas Johansson   Igor Kunitsyn
  Ernests Gulbis
  Wesley Moodie
  Potito Starace
  Max Mirnyi
  Jan Hernych
  Simon Aspelin
  Todd Perry

6–1, 7–6(7–3)
  Julian Knowle
  Jürgen Melzer
Grand Prix de Tennis de Lyon
Lyon, France
International Series
$800,000
Carpet (i)
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Richard Gasquet
6–3, 6–1
  Marc Gicquel   Arnaud Clément
  Xavier Malisse
  Nicolás Almagro
  Robin Söderling
  Sébastian Grosjean
  Robby Ginepri
  Julien Benneteau
  Arnaud Clément

6–2, 6–7(3–7), [10–7]
  František Čermák
  Jaroslav Levinský
Davidoff Swiss Indoors
Basel, Switzerland
International Series
$1,000,000
Carpet (i)
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Roger Federer
6–3, 6–2, 7–6(7–3)
  Fernando González   Paradorn Srichaphan
  Stanislas Wawrinka
  David Ferrer
  José Acasuso
  Juan Martín del Potro
  David Nalbandian
  Mark Knowles
  Daniel Nestor

4–6, 6–4, [10–8]
  Mariusz Fyrstenberg
  Marcin Matkowski
30 October BNP Paribas Masters
Paris, France
Masters Series
$2,450,000
Carpet (i)
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Nikolay Davydenko
6–1, 6–2, 6–2
  Dominik Hrbatý   Tommy Robredo
  Tommy Haas
  Jarkko Nieminen
  Mario Ančić
  Tomáš Berdych
  Marat Safin
  Arnaud Clément
  Michaël Llodra

7–6(7–4), 6–2
  Fabrice Santoro
  Nenad Zimonjić

NovemberEdit

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Round Robin
6 November
No tournaments scheduled.
13 November Tennis Masters Cup
Shanghai, China
Tennis Masters Cup
$4,450,000
Hard (i)
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Roger Federer
6–0, 6–3, 6–4
  James Blake   Rafael Nadal
  David Nalbandian
  Nikolay Davydenko
  Andy Roddick
  Ivan Ljubičić
  Tommy Robredo
  Jonas Björkman
  Max Mirnyi

6–2, 6–4
  Mark Knowles
  Daniel Nestor
20 November
No tournaments scheduled.
27 November Davis Cup Finals
Moscow, Russia – Carpet (I)
  Russia 3–2   Argentina

Entry rankingsEdit

ATP Rankings

As of 1 January 2006
Rk Name Nation Points
1 Roger Federer    SUI 6,725
2 Rafael Nadal   ESP 4,765
3 Andy Roddick   USA 3,085
4 Lleyton Hewitt   AUS 2,490
5 Nikolay Davydenko   RUS 2,390
6 David Nalbandian   ARG 2,370
7 Andre Agassi   USA 2,275
8 Guillermo Coria   ARG 2,190
9 Ivan Ljubičić   CRO 2,180
10 Gastón Gaudio   ARG 2,050
11 Fernando González   CHI 1,790
12 Marat Safin   RUS 1,730
13 Thomas Johansson   SWE 1,645
14 David Ferrer   ESP 1,620
15 Richard Gasquet   FRA 1,529
16 Robby Ginepri   USA 1,520
17 Juan Carlos Ferrero   ESP 1,500
18 Dominik Hrbatý   SVK 1,490
19 Tommy Robredo   ESP 1,490
20 Radek Stepanek   CZE 1,440
As of 8 December 2006
Rk Name Nation Points High Low Change
1 Roger Federer    SUI 8,370 1 1  
2 Rafael Nadal   ESP 4,470 2 2  
3 Nikolay Davydenko   RUS 2,825 3 7   2
4 James Blake   USA 2,530 4 23   19
5 Ivan Ljubičić   CRO 2,495 3 9   4
6 Andy Roddick   USA 2,415 3 12   3
7 Tommy Robredo   ESP 2,375 5 23   12
8 David Nalbandian   ARG 2,295 3 8   2
9 Mario Ančić   CRO 2,060 7 23   12
10 Fernando González   CHI 2,015 7 21   1
11 Tommy Haas   GER 1,890 11 45   34
12 Marcos Baghdatis   CYP 1,860 8 55   43
13 Tomáš Berdych   CZE 1,705 10 27   11
14 David Ferrer   ESP 1,475 10 20  
15 Jarkko Nieminen   FIN 1,460 15 29   13
16 Novak Djokovic   SRB 1,380 16 81   62
17 Andy Murray   GBR 1,370 16 64   47
18 Richard Gasquet   FRA 1,365 12 66   2
19 Radek Štěpánek   CZE 1,340 8 23   1
20 Lleyton Hewitt   AUS 1,315 4 20   16

StatisticsEdit

Titles won by playerEdit

Total titles Country Player Grand Slam ATP Tour Finals ATP Tour Masters Series ATP Tour International Series Gold ATP Tour International Series
12    SUI Roger Federer Australian Open, Wimbledon, US Open Masters Cup Indian Wells, Miami Masters, Rogers Cup, Madrid Masters Tokyo Qatar, Halle, Basel
5   ESP Rafael Nadal French Open Monte-Carlo Masters,
Rome Masters
Dubai,
Barcelona
  RUS Nikolay Davydenko Paris Masters Pörtschach, Sopot, New Haven, Moscow
  USA James Blake Sydney, Indianapolis, Bangkok, Stockholm, Las Vegas
3   GER Tommy Haas Memphis Delray Beach,
Los Angeles
  CRO Ivan Ljubičić Vienna Chennai,
Zagreb
  FRA Richard Gasquet Nottingham,
Gstaad, Lyon
2   ESP Tommy Robredo Hamburg Masters Båstad
  FRA Arnaud Clément Marseille,
Washington, D.C.
  CRO Mario Ančić 's-Hertogenbosch,
St. Petersburg
  SCG/  SRB Novak Djokovic Amersfoort,
Metz
1   USA Andy Roddick Cincinnati Masters
  CZE Radek Štěpánek Rotterdam
  PER Luis Horna Acapulco
  ESP David Ferrer Stuttgart
  ARG Agustín Calleri Kitzbühel
  FRA Florent Serra Adelaide
  FIN Jarkko Nieminen Auckland
  ARG José Acasuso Viña del Mar
  GBR Andy Murray San Jose
  ESP Carlos Moyà Buenos Aires
  CHI Nicolás Massú Salvador
  AUS Lleyton Hewitt Queen's Club
  ESP Nicolás Almagro Valencia
  USA Mardy Fish Houston
  BEL Olivier Rochus Munich
  ARG David Nalbandian Estoril
  AUS Mark Philippoussis Newport
   SUI Stanislas Wawrinka Umag
  CYP Marcos Baghdatis Beijing
  AUT Jürgen Melzer Bucharest
  RUS Dmitry Tursunov Bangalore
  ITA Filippo Volandri Palermo
The following players won their first title:

Winners/runners-up by country:

# Country Wins Runners-up
1.   Switzerland 13 4
2.   Spain 10 6
3.   USA 7 6
4.   Russia 6 5
5.   France 6 4
6.   Croatia 5 5
7.   Argentina 3 4
8.   Germany 3 1
9.   Australia 2 2
  Italy 2 2
11.   Serbia and Montenegro
  Serbia
2 1
12.   Chile 1 6
13.   Belgium 1 4
  Czech Republic 1 4
15.   Austria 1 3
16.   Great Britain 1 2
17.   Finland 1 1
  Cyprus 1 1
19.   Peru 1 0
20.   Sweden 0 3
21.   Romania 0 1
  Ecuador 0 1
  Slovakia 0 1

Prize money leadersEdit

As of 18 December 2006
1.   Roger Federer US$8,343,885
2.   Rafael Nadal 3,746,360
3.   Andy Roddick 2,214,890
4.   Nikolay Davydenko 2,026,845
5.   James Blake 1,894,295
6.   Ivan Ljubičić 1,713,167
7.   Tommy Robredo 1,454,675
8.   David Nalbandian 1,420,040
9.   Mario Ančić 1,276,265
10.   Jonas Björkman 1,221,485

RetirementsEdit

Following is a list of notable players (winners of a main tour title, and/or part of the ATP Rankings top 100 (singles) or top 50 (doubles) for at least one week) who announced their retirement from professional tennis, became inactive (after not playing for more than 52 weeks), or were permanently banned from playing, during the 2006 season:

  •   USA Andre Agassi (born April 29, 1970, in Las Vegas, Nevada) He became a professional in 1986, won eight Grand Slam championships and competed in 15 Grand Slam finals, and was a 1996 Olympic gold medalist. He won four Australian Open titles and achieved the Career Grand Slam (all four Grand Slam championships) and was the first of two to achieve the Career Golden Slam (Career Grand Slam and Olympic gold medal), and the only man to win the Career Golden Slam and the ATP Tour World Championships (won in 1990). He also won 17 ATP Masters Series titles, and was part of a winning Davis Cup team in 1990 and 1992. Agassi was troubled by personal issues during the mid-to-late 1990s and sank to world no. 141 in 1997, prompting many to believe that his career was over. Agassi, however, returned to world no. 1 in 1999 and enjoyed the most successful run of his career over the next four years. He played his last match at the US Open against Benjamin Becker in August.[1]
  •   ZIM Wayne Black (born 17 November 1973 in Salisbury, Rhodesia, now Harare, Zimbabwe) He turned professional in 1994 and reached his career-high doubles ranking of no. 4 in 2005. He won the Australian Open in 2005 and the US Open in 2001. He played his last career match at Wimbledon partnering Jeff Coetzee.[2]
  •   ESP Albert Costa (born 25 June 1975, in Lleida, Spain) He turned professional in 1993 and reached a career-high ranking of world no. 6. He won the French Open in 2002 and was a quarterfinalist at the Australian Open. He won 12 career ATP titles. He played his last career match in Barcelona in April against Dominik Hrbatý.[3]
  •   SWE Thomas Enqvist (born 13 March 1974 in Stockholm, Sweden) He turned professional in 1991 and reached his career-high ranking of no. 4 in 1999. He was a finalist at the Australian Open in 1999, losing to Yevgeny Kafelnikov, and a quarterfinalist at Wimbledon. He was also a semifinalist at the year-end championships. He played his last match in Luxemburg in November 2005 against George Bastl.[4]
  •   FRA Nicolas Escudé (born 3 April 1976 in Chartres, France) He turned professional in 1995 and reached his career-high ranking of no. 17 in 2000. He reached the semifinals of the Australian Open in 1998 and the quarterfinals at Wimbledon and the US Open in 2001 and 1999, respectively. He earned four career singles titles. In doubles, he reached his career-high ranking of no. 35 in 2003 and earned two career titles.
  •   CZE Cyril Suk (born 29 January 1967 in Prague, Czechoslovakia) He turned professional in 1988 and reached his career-high doubles ranking of world no. 7 in 1994. He won the US Open doubles tournament in 1998 and reached the quarterfinals of all the other Grand Slam events multiple times: Australian Open in 1992 and 1994, French Open in 1991, 2001, and 2002, and Wimbledon in 1994, 2002, and 2003. He earned a total of 32 career doubles titles. He won the mixed doubles at the French Open in 1991 and Wimbledon in 1996 and 1997, and reached the final at the Australian Open in 1998 and the US Open in 1995. His last match was in Vienna in October partnering Oliver Marach.[5]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit