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The 2009 US Open was a tennis tournament played on outdoor hard courts, held from August 31 to September 14, 2009 in the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center at Flushing Meadows, New York City, United States. Originally, it was scheduled to end with the men's singles final match on Sunday, September 13, but due to rain the tournament was extended by one day. Like the Australian Open, the tournament featured night matches.

2009 US Open
US Open tennis 2009 poster.jpg
DateAugust 31 – September 14
Edition129th
CategoryGrand Slam (ITF)
SurfaceHardcourt
LocationNew York City, USA
VenueUSTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
Champions
Men's Singles
Argentina Juan Martín del Potro
Women's Singles
Belgium Kim Clijsters
Men's Doubles
Czech Republic Lukáš Dlouhý / India Leander Paes
Women's Doubles
United States Serena Williams / United States Venus Williams
Mixed Doubles
United States Carly Gullickson / United States Travis Parrott
Boys' Singles
Australia Bernard Tomic
Girls' Singles
United Kingdom Heather Watson
Boys' Doubles
Hungary Márton Fucsovics / Chinese Taipei Hsieh Cheng-peng
Girls' Doubles
Russia Valeria Solovieva / Ukraine Maryna Zanevska
Wheelchair Men's Singles
Japan Shingo Kunieda
Wheelchair Women's Singles
Netherlands Esther Vergeer
Wheelchair Quad Singles
United Kingdom Peter Norfolk
Wheelchair Men's Doubles
France Stéphane Houdet / Sweden Stefan Olsson
Wheelchair Women's Doubles
Netherlands Korie Homan / Netherlands Esther Vergeer
Wheelchair Quad Doubles
United States Nicholas Taylor / United States David Wagner
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Former World No. 1 and 2005 US Open women's singles champion, Kim Clijsters, competed in the 2009 US Open[1] after being granted a wild card entry, returning to professional tennis after more than two years of retirement. She made it to the women's singles semi-finals, where she knocked out the defending champion Serena Williams in controversial circumstances. In the final, Clijsters defeated Caroline Wozniacki, the first Dane, man or woman, to reach a Grand Slam final in the Open Era, in straight sets: 7–5, 6–3. Clijsters thus became the first mother to win a Grand Slam since Evonne Goolagong Cawley in 1980. In the process, she also became the first unseeded player and wildcard to win the tournament.

In the men's singles final, five-time defending champion Roger Federer lost to Argentina's Juan Martín del Potro in a match lasting over four hours.

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Arthur Ashe Kids' DayEdit

The Arthur Ashe Kids' Day was held on August 29, 2009, prior to the start of the tournament. It featured an exhibition tennis match involving American player Andy Roddick and Great Britain's Andy Murray, who were joined by actor and comedian Will Ferrell. American Idol winner Jordin Sparks performed her hit single "Battlefield", along with rising stars Honor Society and Justin Bieber. There were also tennis matches and contests featuring Serena Williams, Ana Ivanovic Andy Roddick, Roger Federer, Maria Sharapova, Kim Clijsters, and James Blake. The popular tennis and music festival, which included interactive games, musical entertainment and tennis clinics, was hosted by television personalities Susie Castillo and Quddus.[2]

Singles playersEdit

Men's Singles
Women's Singles

Player of the DayEdit

Day-by-day summariesEdit

Day 1 (August 31)Edit

 
Simon Greul serving to Giovanni Lapentti in Round 1

The first day of the tournaments saw many seeds get through pretty easily in straight sets: Roger Federer, James Blake, Lleyton Hewitt, Nikolay Davydenko and Radek Štěpánek. The day also produced a couple of upsets, when Mikhail Youzhny continued 26th seeded Paul-Henri Mathieu's horrible US Open record by beating him in four. While, tall American John Isner did the same to 28th seeded Victor Hănescu by ending the Romanian's 2009 bid in three with the second set going to a tie-break 16-14. The exciting day continued with a couple of five-set marathons, with Simon Greul defeating Giovanni Lapentti, Guillermo García-López out-lasting Peter Polansky, and Jan Hernych surviving against Rainer Schüttler. The days last match featured America's hope Andy Roddick prevailing over Björn Phau in straight sets in a match that started at 11:00 pm.[17]

 
Venus Williams returns against Vera Dushevina on the opening day

On the women's side, former world no. 1 Kim Clijsters opened the play, winning over Viktoriya Kutuzova losing only two games. Joining her were defending 2009 Wimbledon and Australian Open champion Serena Williams, Amélie Mauresmo, Victoria Azarenka, Flavia Pennetta, Elena Vesnina, Agnieszka Radwańska, Li Na and Marion Bartoli who all won in two sets. Australian Samantha Stosur was pushed by veteran player Ai Sugiyama in three sets, Daniela Hantuchová got past American Meghann Shaughnessy in three as well. In the first night match, Venus Williams was able to claw her way to avoid an upset to win against Russian Vera Dushevina in a very close three-setter. Venus committed four foot faults in the match.[18] With Venus and Serena getting past the first round, a few American players saw success on the women's side with Vania King, Bethanie Mattek-Sands, and Jill Craybas getting to the second round. Austrian and 28th seeded Sybille Bammer, who defeated Serena Williams in Cincinnati, and 25th seeded Kaia Kanepi were the only casualties of the day.

Matches on Main Courts[19]
Matches on Arthur Ashe Stadium
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Singles 1st Round   Kim Clijsters [WC]   Viktoriya Kutuzova 6–1, 6–1
Men's Singles 1st Round   Roger Federer [1]   Devin Britton [WC] 6–1, 6–3, 7–5
Women's Singles 1st Round   Serena Williams [2]   Alexa Glatch [WC] 6–4, 6–1
2009 US Open Opening Night Ceremony
Women's Singles 1st Round   Venus Williams [3]   Vera Dushevina 6–7(5–7), 7–5, 6–3
Men's Singles 1st Round   Andy Roddick [5]   Björn Phau 6–1, 6–4, 6–2
Matches on Louis Armstrong Stadium
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Singles 1st Round   Victoria Azarenka [8]   Alexandra Dulgheru 6–1, 6–1
Men's Singles 1st Round   John Isner   Victor Hănescu [28] 6–1, 7–6(16–14), 7–6(7–5)
Women's Singles 1st Round   Amélie Mauresmo [17]   Tatjana Malek 6–3, 6–4
Men's Singles 1st Round   James Blake [21]   Rubén Ramírez Hidalgo 6–1, 6–4, 7–5
Women's Singles 1st Round   Daniela Hantuchová [22]   Meghann Shaughnessy [PR] 6–2, 4–6, 6–1
Matches on the Grandstand
Event Winner Loser Score
Men's Singles 1st Round   Mikhail Youzhny   Paul-Henri Mathieu [26] 2–6, 7–5, 6–0, 6–2
Women's Singles 1st Round   Flavia Pennetta   Edina Gallovits 6–0, 6–4
Women's Singles 1st Round   Vera Zvonareva [7]   Nuria Llagostera Vives 6–0, 6–4
Men's Singles 1st Round   Lleyton Hewitt [31]   Thiago Alves 6–0, 6–3, 6–4
Colored background indicates a night match

Day 2 (September 1)Edit

On the men's side, many seeded players got through in straight sets: 2008 US Open runner-up Andy Murray, 2008 Australian Open Champion Novak Djokovic, Tomáš Berdych, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Fernando González, and Fernando Verdasco. No. 30 seed Victor Troicki survived a five-set scare, 6-3, 6-3, 1-6, 2-6, 6-1. However, some seeds failed to be as lucky and fell in the first round with Ivo Karlović falling to Iván Navarro and Igor Andreev falling to American Jesse Witten, both in straight sets, while Stan Wawrinka fell in five. American players were once again successful, with 5 out of the 11 getting past the first round: Sam Querrey, Kevin Kim, Jesse Witten, Jesse Levine, and Taylor Dent.

On the women's side, the first major upset of the tournament occurred with Ukrainian Kateryna Bondarenko upsetting 11th seed and former world no. 1 Ana Ivanovic. Ivanovic committed 50 unforced errors. In the second round, her sister Alona Bondarenko, 2009 French Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova, Maria Sharapova, Elena Dementieva, Nadia Petrova and Tathiana Garbin all advanced. Other seeded players that were eliminated in the first round were 32nd seed Ágnes Szávay, losing to Israeli Shahar Pe'er in straight sets, Alisa Kleybanova, losing to Petra Kvitová in three and Virginie Razzano losing to Yanina Wickmayer in straight sets. Day 2 was a good day for women American players with three out of five getting through: Melanie Oudin, Shenay Perry, and Christina McHale. However, world no. 1 Dinara Safina struggled in her match against Olivia Rogowska but manage to survive, winning in three sets[20]

On the doubles side, the day was led by 2nd seeded Daniel Nestor and Nenad Zimonjić, who won in straight sets, and the only seeds that were eliminated were No. 15 seed Stephen Huss and Ross Hutchins.

Matches on Main Courts[21]
Matches on Arthur Ashe Stadium
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Singles 1st Round   Svetlana Kuznetsova [6]   Julia Görges 6–3, 6–2
Women's Singles 1st Round   Dinara Safina [1]   Olivia Rogowska [WC] 6–7(5–7), 6–2, 6–4
Men's Singles 1st Round   Novak Djokovic [4]   Ivan Ljubičić 6–3, 6–1, 6–3
Women's Singles 1st Round   Maria Sharapova [29]   Tsvetana Pironkova 6–3, 6–0
Men's Singles 1st Round   Andy Murray [2]   Ernests Gulbis 7–5, 6–3, 7–5
Matches on Louis Armstrong Stadium
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Singles 1st Round   Caroline Wozniacki [9]   Galina Voskoboeva 6–4, 6–0
Men's Singles 1st Round   Tomáš Berdych [17]   Wayne Odesnik 7–5, 6–4, 6–4
Women's Singles 1st Round   Jelena Janković [5]   Roberta Vinci 6–2, 6–3
Men's Singles 1st Round   Sam Querrey [22]   Michael Yani [Q] 6–3, 7–5, 6–4
Women's Singles 1st Round   Kateryna Bondarenko   Ana Ivanovic [11] 2–6, 6–3, 7–6(9–7)
Matches on the Grandstand
Event Winner Loser Score
Men's Singles 1st Round   Jo-Wilfried Tsonga [7]   Chase Buchanan [WC] 6–0, 6–2, 6–1
Women's Singles 1st Round   Melanie Oudin   Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6–1, 6–2
Men's Singles 1st Round   Marin Čilić [16]   Ryan Sweeting 7–6(7–2), 6–4, 7–6(7–4)
Women's Singles 1st Round   Elena Dementieva [4]   Camille Pin [Q] 6–1, 6–2
Colored background indicates a night match

Day 3 (September 2)Edit

The men's side saw Rafael Nadal playing his first match at the 2009 US Open and winning against his friend Richard Gasquet. He was joined by no. 1 seed Roger Federer, Juan Martín del Potro, Gaël Monfils, Lleyton Hewitt, Juan Carlos Ferrero, and Gilles Simon, who all won in straight sets, while David Ferrer, Nicolás Almagro and American Robby Ginepri won in 4. Joining them was Austrian Jürgen Melzer, who defeated Marat Safin in Safin's last Grand Slam match.[22]

On the women's side, upsets continued with Amélie Mauresmo falling to Aleksandra Wozniak, Anabel Medina Garrigues losing to Kirsten Flipkens, and dark horse favorite Australian Samantha Stosur losing to American Vania King,[23] all in straight sets, while Marion Bartoli and Agnieszka Radwańska both fell to resurging players Kim Clijsters and Maria Kirilenko in three. However, the day also saw half of the seeds getting through easily and was led by former champion Venus Williams and Flavia Pennetta, who won in double bagel, Victoria Azarenka, Francesca Schiavone, Elena Vesnina, and Li Na. The day ended for the first time in over 30 years in the US Open history by a women's match, which saw Serena Williams dispatching Melinda Czink in just 53 minutes.[24]

On the doubles side, there were a couple of major upsets: sixth seeded Mariusz Fyrstenberg and Marcin Matkowski, fell in their opening round, as well as unseeded world no. 8 in doubles Lisa Raymond and her partner Shenay Perry.

Matches on Main Courts[25]
Matches on Arthur Ashe Stadium
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Singles 2nd Round   Aleksandra Wozniak   Amélie Mauresmo [17] 6–4, 6–0
Women's Singles 2nd Round   Venus Williams [3]   Bethanie Mattek-Sands 6–4, 6–2
Men's Singles 1st Round   Rafael Nadal [3]   Richard Gasquet 6–2, 6–2, 6–3
Men's Singles 2nd Round   Roger Federer [1]   Simon Greul 6–3, 7–5, 7–5
Women's Singles 2nd Round   Serena Williams [2]   Melinda Czink 6–1, 6–1
Matches on Louis Armstrong Stadium
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Singles 2nd Round   Flavia Pennetta [10]   Sania Mirza 6–0, 6–0
Men's Singles 1st Round   Jürgen Melzer   Marat Safin 1–6, 6–4, 6–3, 6–4
Women's Singles 2nd Round   Kim Clijsters [WC]   Marion Bartoli [14] 5–7, 6–1, 6–2
Men's Singles 1st Round   Juan Martín del Potro [6]   Juan Mónaco 6–3, 6–3, 6–1
Matches on the Grandstand
Event Winner Loser Score
Men's Singles 1st Round   Gaël Monfils [13]   Jérémy Chardy 6–1, 6–4, 6–3
Women's Singles 2nd Round   Vera Zvonareva [7]   Anna Chakvetadze 3–6, 6–1, 6–1
Women's Singles 2nd Round   Victoria Azarenka [8]   Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová [Q] 6–2, 6–1
Women's Singles 2nd Round   Vania King [WC]   Samantha Stosur [15] 7–5, 6–4
Men's Singles 2nd Round   Lleyton Hewitt [31]   Juan Ignacio Chela [PR] 6–3, 6–3, 6–4
Colored background indicates a night match

Day 4 (September 3)Edit

Day 4 continued the success of the top men's seeds, with no. 4 seed Novak Djokovic dispatching Carsten Ball 6-2, 6-4, 6-4. He was joined by 2009 French Open runner-up Robin Söderling, 2009 French Open semifinalist Tommy Haas, 2009 Hamburg Open Champion Nikolay Davydenko, Philipp Kohlschreiber, and Tommy Robredo. The Americans once again took advantage of their home court, with four of them winning their matches: James Blake surviving against Olivier Rochus in four, with Blake committing 53 unforced errors, John Isner, Jesse Witten, and Sam Querrey. Andy Roddick once again got through easily against Marc Gicquel 6-1, 6-4, 6-4. He produced 33 winners and only 10 unforced errors in the last match of the night.

The women's side received a lot of buzz, with 17-year-old American Melanie Oudin upsetting hot favorite and US Open Series champion Elena Dementieva in the second round. Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan upset last year's runner-up Jelena Janković in three sets.[26] Seeded players who joined Dementieva and Janković were Alona Bondarenko, who lost to Gisela Dulko, and Patty Schnyder, who lost in straight sets, while Sabine Lisicki lost in three to the last Australian and qualifier on the draw Anastasia Rodionova. No. 1 seed Dinara Safina once again survived a scare from Kristina Barrois, winning 6(5)–7, 6–2, 6–3. However, a few seeded players got through quite easily, led by Russians Svetlana Kuznetsova, Maria Sharapova, Nadia Petrova, and Danish player Caroline Wozniacki. Unseeded players who got through in straight sets were Kateryna Bondarenko, who eliminated Ivanovic, Shahar Pe'er, Sara Errani, and Petra Kvitová.

On the doubles side, it was the opposite, with all of the women's doubles seeds getting through. However, on the men's side, the highest seeded players who fell were no. 9 seeded Łukasz Kubot and Oliver Marach, losing to veteran doubles players Leoš Friedl and Jaroslav Levinský.

Matches on Main Courts[27]
Matches on Arthur Ashe Stadium
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Singles 2nd Round   Melanie Oudin   Elena Dementieva [4] 5–7, 6–4, 6–3
Women's Singles 2nd Round   Yaroslava Shvedova   Jelena Janković [5] 6–3, 6–7(4–7), 7–6(8–6)
Men's Singles 2nd Round   James Blake [21]   Olivier Rochus 6–4, 3–6, 7–6(8–6), 6–3
Women's Singles 2nd Round   Maria Sharapova [29]   Christina McHale [WC] 6–2, 6–1
Men's Singles 2nd Round   Andy Roddick [5]   Marc Gicquel 6–1, 6–4, 6–4
Matches on Louis Armstrong Stadium
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Singles 2nd Round   Dinara Safina [1]   Kristina Barrois 6–7(5–7), 6–2, 6–3
Men's Singles 2nd Round   Sam Querrey [22]   Kevin Kim 7–5, 6–7(6–8), 6–4, 6–4
Women's Singles 2nd Round   Svetlana Kuznetsova [6]   Anastasija Sevastova 6–4, 6–2
Men's Singles 2nd Round   Novak Djokovic [4]   Carsten Ball [Q] 6–3, 6–4, 6–4
Matches on the Grandstand
Event Winner Loser Score
Men's Singles 2nd Round   Tommy Haas [20]   Robert Kendrick 6–4, 6–4, 7–6(7–3)
Women's Singles 2nd Round   Caroline Wozniacki [9]   Petra Martić 6–1, 6–0
Women's Doubles 1st Round   Serena Williams [4]
  Venus Williams [4]
  Julia Görges
  Arantxa Parra Santonja
6–2, 6–2
Men's Doubles 1st Round   Bob Bryan [1]
  Mike Bryan [1]
  José Acasuso
  Martín Vassallo Argüello
6–3, 6–4
Men's Singles 2nd Round   John Isner   Marsel İlhan [Q] 6–3, 6–4, 7–6(7–1)
Colored background indicates a night match

Day 5 (September 4)Edit

The fifth day of the US Open saw many seeds struggle on the men's side, with no. 30 seed Viktor Troicki losing to Julien Benneteau in four sets, and no. 18 seed David Ferrer losing to José Acasuso in five sets. This day also saw Rafael Nadal[28] and Andy Murray struggle with their matches, with both of them being pushed to four sets. A couple of seeds were also pushed to four: Tomáš Berdych and Fernando González. No. 24 seed Juan Carlos Ferrero and no. 16 seed Marin Čilić both survived their matches, despite losing the first two sets. Many victors were pushed to five sets: Nicolás Almagro, a returning Taylor Dent, and Denis Istomin. Although many seeds struggled, French seeds got through easily with Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Gaël Monfils, and Gilles Simon winning their matches on straight sets. They were joined by Argentine Juan Martín del Potro, who also won in straight sets.

On the women's side, Victoria Azarenka lost to Italian Francesca Schiavone in three sets after Azarenka double-faulted on a match point.[29] The rest of the matches were all won in straight sets, led by Serena Williams, who defeated María José Martínez Sánchez, who had a controversial match at the 2009 French Open. She was joined by Daniela Hantuchová, who crushed American Vania King, Li Na, Kim Clijsters, Flavia Pennetta, and Venus Williams. Elena Vesnina lost to 7th seed Vera Zvonareva.

On the women's side, seventh seeded Hsieh Su-wei and Peng Shuai were ousted by the American team of Alexa Glatch and Carly Gullickson. They were followed by no. 14 seed Sania Mirza and Francesca Schiavone, who lost to Shahar Pe'er and Gisela Dulko in a tight three-setter.

Matches on Main Courts[30]
Matches on Arthur Ashe Stadium
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Singles 3rd Round   Daniela Hantuchová [22]   Vania King [WC] 6–2, 6–2
Women's Singles 3rd Round   Serena Williams [2]   María José Martínez Sánchez 6–3, 7–5
Men's Singles 2nd Round   Andy Murray [2]   Paul Capdeville 6–2, 3–6, 6–0, 6–2
Women's Singles 3rd Round   Venus Williams [3]   Magdaléna Rybáriková 6–2, 7–5
Men's Singles 2nd Round   Rafael Nadal [3]   Nicolas Kiefer 6–0, 3–6, 6–3, 6–4
Matches on Louis Armstrong Stadium
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Singles 3rd Round   Flavia Pennetta [10]   Aleksandra Wozniak 6–1, 6–1
Men's Singles 2nd Round   Juan Martín del Potro [6]   Jürgen Melzer 7–6(8–6), 6–3, 6–3
Men's Singles 2nd Round   Nicolás Almagro [32]   Robby Ginepri 6–7(7–9), 6–2, 6–3, 4–6, 6–4
Women's Singles 3rd Round   Kim Clijsters [WC]   Kirsten Flipkens 6–0, 6–2
Matches on the Grandstand
Event Winner Loser Score
Men's Singles 2nd Round   Jo-Wilfried Tsonga [7]   Jarkko Nieminen 7–5, 6–3, 6–4
Women's Singles 3rd Round   Francesca Schiavone [26]   Victoria Azarenka [8] 4–6, 6–2, 6–2
Women's Singles 3rd Round   Li Na [18]   Maria Kirilenko 6–4, 6–2
Men's Singles 2nd Round   Taylor Dent   Iván Navarro 6–4, 5–7, 6–7(1–7), 7–5, 7–6(11–9)
Colored background indicates a night match

Day 6 (September 5)Edit

Five-time defending champion Swiss Roger Federer took out the 2001 Champion Lleyton Hewitt in four sets after losing the first to set up a match-up with Spaniard Tommy Robredo in the fourth round, who beat American James Blake in three sets. Swede Robin Söderling took out the young American Sam Querrey in four sets in order to advance to face Russian Nikolay Davydenko in the fourth round, who won his match against Swiss qualifier Marco Chiudinelli in straight sets. One-time slam champion Novak Djokovic won in a four-set match after losing the first set against American qualifier Jesse Witten in order to advance to the fourth round against Czech Radek Štěpánek, who won in a match against German Philipp Kohlschreiber in four sets after losing the first. Spaniard Fernando Verdasco sent German Tommy Haas packing in a brutal five-set match, Verdasco met American John Isner in the next round because Isner eliminated the 2003 champion Andy Roddick from the tournament in another five-set battle.[31]

American Melanie Oudin defeated three-time slam champion and 2006 US Open Champion Russian Maria Sharapova in three sets, losing the first and winning the next two to advance into the fourth round. Russian Nadia Petrova defeated Chinese Zheng Jie 6-4, 6-1 to set up a match with Melanie Oudin in the fourth round. Danish Caroline Wozniacki took out doubles partner Romanian Sorana Cîrstea in the third round in 6-3, 6-2, which allowed her to set up a match with Svetlana Kuznetsova in the fourth round, after Kuznetsova beat Israeli Shahar Pe'er 7-5, 6-1. Ukrainian Kateryna Bondarenko bested Australian qualifier Anastasia Rodionova in the third round 7-6(7–4), 6-4, which allowed her to meet Argentine Gisela Dulko, who beat Kazakhstan's Yaroslava Shvedova 6-3, 6-4. Czech Petra Kvitová took down top-seeded world no. 1 Russian Dinara Safina[32] in three up-and-down sets 4-6, 6-2, 7-6(7–5). This set up a fourth-round match with Belgian Yanina Wickmayer, who took down Italian Sara Errani with a score of 6-3, 6-4.

Matches on Main Courts[33]
Matches on Arthur Ashe Stadium
Event Winner Loser Score
Men's Singles 3rd Round   Roger Federer [1]   Lleyton Hewitt [31] 4–6, 6–3, 7–5, 6–4
Women's Singles 3rd Round   Melanie Oudin   Maria Sharapova [29] 3–6, 6–4, 7–5
Men's Singles 3rd Round   John Isner   Andy Roddick [5] 7–6(7–3), 6–3, 3–6, 5–7, 7–6(7–5)
Men's Singles 3rd Round   Tommy Robredo [14]   James Blake [21] 7–6(7–2), 6–4, 6–4
Matches on Louis Armstrong Stadium
Event Winner Loser Score
Men's Singles 3rd Round   Novak Djokovic [4]   Jesse Witten [Q] 6–7(2–7), 6–3, 7–6(7–2), 6–4
Men's Singles 3rd Round   Fernando Verdasco [10]   Tommy Haas [20] 3–6, 7–5, 7–6(10–8), 1–6, 6–4
Women's Doubles 2nd Round   Serena Williams [4]
  Venus Williams [4]
  Chan Yung-jan
  Katarina Srebotnik
7–5, 6–1
Women's Singles 3rd Round   Petra Kvitová   Dinara Safina [1] 6–4, 2–6, 7–6(7–5)
Matches on the Grandstand
Event Winner Loser Score
Men's Singles 3rd Round   Radek Štěpánek [15]   Philipp Kohlschreiber [23] 4–6, 6–2, 6–3, 6–3
Women's Singles 3rd Round   Nadia Petrova [13]   Zheng Jie [21] 6–4, 6–1
Men's Singles 3rd Round   Robin Söderling [12]   Sam Querrey [22] 6–2, 7–5, 6–7(6–8), 6–1
Women's Singles 3rd Round   Svetlana Kuznetsova [6]   Shahar Pe'er 7–5, 6–1
Women's Singles 3rd Round   Caroline Wozniacki [9]   Sorana Cîrstea [24] 6–3, 6–2
Colored background indicates a night match

Day 7 (September 6)Edit

Spaniards Rafael Nadal and Nicolás Almagro played in a third-round match which was won in straight sets by Rafael Nadal, who would face Frenchman Gaël Monfils in the fourth round. Monfils beat Argentine José Acasuso in straight sets. Chilean Fernando González won in straight sets against Czech Tomáš Berdych and would face Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, who beat fellow Frenchman Julien Benneteau in straight sets. Spaniard Juan Carlos Ferrero won over higher-seeded Frenchman Gilles Simon. Ferrero advanced to play Argentine Juan Martín del Potro, who won in four sets over Austrian Daniel Köllerer. Croatian Marin Čilić won in three easy sets over Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan to face Briton Andy Murray, who beat American Taylor Dent in three sets.

 
Elena Vesnina in a doubles match with Maria Kirilenko

American Serena Williams beat Slovakian Daniela Hantuchová in two sets that totaled 64 minutes of action to face in the quarterfinals Italian Flavia Pennetta, who beat Russian Vera Zvonareva. Zvonareva had six match points in the second set, but had a meltdown and lost the third set 6-0.[34] Chinese Li Na won in two sets over Italian Francesca Schiavone. Na advanced to play wild-card Belgian Kim Clijsters, who took down third-seeded Venus Williams in three sets after two love games, 6-0 for Clijsters and 0-6 for Venus Williams. The third set went to Clijsters in one break of Venus's serve 6-4.

Matches on Main Courts[35]
Matches on Arthur Ashe Stadium
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Singles 4th Round   Serena Williams [2]   Daniela Hantuchová [22] 6–2, 6–0
Men's Singles 3rd Round   Rafael Nadal [3]   Nicolás Almagro [32] 7–5, 6–4, 6–4
Women's Singles 4th Round   Kim Clijsters [WC]   Venus Williams [3] 6–0, 0–6, 6–4
Women's Singles 4th Round   Flavia Pennetta [10]   Vera Zvonareva [7] 3–6, 7–6(8–6), 6–0
Men's Singles 3rd Round   Andy Murray [2]   Taylor Dent [WC] 6–3, 6–2, 6–2
Matches on Louis Armstrong Stadium
Event Winner Loser Score
Men's Singles 3rd Round   Juan Carlos Ferrero [24]   Gilles Simon [9] 1–6, 6–4, 7–6(7–5), 1–0, retired
Women's Singles 4th Round   Li Na [18]   Francesca Schiavone [26] 6–2, 6–3
Men's Singles 3rd Round   Juan Martín del Potro [6]   Daniel Köllerer 6–1, 3–6, 6–3, 6–3
Women's Doubles 3rd Round   Serena Williams [4]
  Venus Williams [4]
  Sorana Cîrstea
  Caroline Wozniacki
6–4, 6–2
Matches on the Grandstand
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Doubles 3rd Round   Maria Kirilenko [10]
  Elena Vesnina [10]
  Alexa Glatch
  Carly Gullickson
7–6(7–3), 6–2
Men's Singles 3rd Round   Fernando González [11]   Tomáš Berdych [17] 7–5, 6–4, 6–4
Men's Singles 3rd Round   Jo-Wilfried Tsonga [7]   Julien Benneteau 7–6(7–4), 6–2, 6–4
Men's Singles 3rd Round   Gaël Monfils [13]   José Acasuso 6–3, 6–4, 1–0, retired
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Day 8 (September 7)Edit

Swede Robin Söderling advanced to the quarterfinals with a retirement of Russian Nikolay Davydenko to face the Swiss Roger Federer, who beat Spaniard Tommy Robredo in straight sets. This would mark the third time the duo of Federer and Söderling has met in a Grand Slam in 2009, including the 2009 French Open final and the 2009 Wimbledon Championships fourth round, which were both won by Federer. Spaniard Fernando Verdasco beat American John Isner to advance into the quarterfinals, which means for the first time in US Open history no American male advanced into the quarterfinals of the tournament.[36] Verdasco would face Serbian Novak Djokovic in the quarterfinals because Djokovic took down Czech Radek Štěpánek in straight sets. After defeating Štěpánek, Djokovic provided a light-hearted moment for the crowd along with former tennis great and current commentator John McEnroe. Djokovic began by impersonating McEnroe, who grew up in the nearby Queens neighborhood of Douglaston. He then motioned for McEnroe to come down from the press box; McEnroe obliged, mimicking some of Djokovic's mannerisms before the two played a few points. The two then embraced at the net.

The first match featured Ukrainian Kateryna Bondarenko making quick work of Argentine Gisela Dulko in double-bagel sets in 47 minutes. Dulko had beaten Bondarenko's sister, Alona Bondarenko, in the second round. with Dulko making 20 unforced errors compared to Bondarenko's 6, while Bondarenko made 17 winners to Dulko's 7.[37] Melanie Oudin advanced to her first Grand Slam quarterfinal with a 1-6, 7-6, 6-3 win over No. 13 seed Nadia Petrova. Belgian Yanina Wickmayer won in a three-set match against Czech Petra Kvitová to advance into the quarterfinals, making two Belgians who have advanced to the quarterfinalss for the first time since the 2003 US Open tournament. Wickmayer took advantage of the Czech's unforced errors and won the match 4-6, 6-4, 7-5. Caroline Wozniacki defeated Svetlana Kuznetsova 2-6, 7-6, 7-6 in an absorbing contest that kicked off Monday's night session on Arthur Ashe Stadium.

Matches on Main Courts[38]
Matches on Arthur Ashe Stadium
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Singles 4th Round   Kateryna Bondarenko   Gisela Dulko 6–0, 6–0
Women's Singles 4th Round   Melanie Oudin   Nadia Petrova [13] 1–6, 7–6(7–2), 6–3
Men's Singles 4th Round   Roger Federer [1]   Tommy Robredo [14] 7–5, 6–2, 6–2
Women's Singles 4th Round   Caroline Wozniacki [9]   Svetlana Kuznetsova [6] 2–6, 7–6(7–5), 7–6(7–3)
Men's Singles 4th Round   Novak Djokovic [4]   Radek Štěpánek [15] 6–1, 6–3, 6–3
Matches on Louis Armstrong Stadium
Event Winner Loser Score
Men's Singles 4th Round   Robin Söderling [12]   Nikolay Davydenko [8] 7–5, 3–6, 6–2, retired
Women's Singles 4th Round   Yanina Wickmayer   Petra Kvitová 4–6, 6–4, 7–5
Men's Singles 4th Round   Fernando Verdasco [10]   John Isner 4–6, 6–4, 6–4, 6–4
Mixed Doubles Quarterfinals   Liezel Huber [1]
  Mahesh Bhupathi [1]
  Bethanie Mattek-Sands [8]
  Nenad Zimonjić [8]
6–4, 6–3
Matches on the Grandstand
Event Winner Loser Score
Men's Doubles 3rd Round   Lukáš Dlouhý [4]
  Leander Paes [4]
  Julian Knowle
  Jürgen Melzer
7–5, 6–4
Men's Doubles 3rd Round   Daniel Nestor [2]
  Nenad Zimonjić [2]
  Robert Kendrick
  Janko Tipsarević
6–2, 5–7, 6–4
Women's Doubles 3rd Round   Yan Zi [11]
  Zheng Jie [11]
  Daniela Hantuchová [5]
  Ai Sugiyama [5]
4–6, 6–4, 6–4
Mixed Doubles Quarterfinals   Cara Black [2]
  Leander Paes [2]
  Rennae Stubbs [7]
  Robert Lindstedt [7]
7–5, 3–6, [10–6]
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Day 9 (September 8)Edit

In the fourth round of men's singles, Juan Martín del Potro won in straight sets over 2003 finalist Juan Carlos Ferrero 6-3, 6-3, 6-3. This set up a quarterfinal clash with Marin Čilić, who upset second-seeded Andy Murray in straight sets as well. In a closely contested match Fernando González prevailed over Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in four sets. The 11th-seeded Gonzalez advanced to his second US Open quarterfinal, having reached this stage seven years ago. This set up a meeting with Rafael Nadal in the quarterfinals who outlasted the last Frenchman Gaël Monfils in four sets.

Belgian wild-card Kim Clijsters won over Chinese Li Na in two sets 6-2, 6-4 to make it to the semifinals. The next match featured American Serena Williams who defeated a gritty competitor in Italian Flavia Pennetta in the quarterfinals in two hard-fought sets. This set up a meeting in the semifinals with Clijsters, who defeated Serena's sister Venus in the fourth round.

Matches on Main Courts[39]
Matches on Arthur Ashe Stadium
Event Winner Loser Score
Men's Doubles Quarterfinals   Bob Bryan [1]
  Mike Bryan [1]
  Carsten Ball [Alt]
  Chris Guccione [Alt]
6–4, 7–6(7–2)
Women's Singles Quarterfinals   Kim Clijsters [WC]   Li Na [18] 6–2, 6–4
Men's Singles 4th Round   Marin Čilić [16]   Andy Murray [2] 7–5, 6–2, 6–2
Women's Singles Quarterfinals   Serena Williams [2]   Flavia Pennetta [10] 6–4, 6–3
Men's Singles 4th Round   Rafael Nadal [3]   Gaël Monfils [13] 6–7(3–7), 6–3, 6–1, 6–3
Matches on Louis Armstrong Stadium
Event Winner Loser Score
Men's Doubles Quarterfinals   Lukáš Dlouhý [4]
  Leander Paes [4]
  Wesley Moodie[7]
  Dick Norman [7]
6–3, 5–7, 6–4
Men's Singles 4th Round   Juan Martín del Potro [6]   Juan Carlos Ferrero [24] 6–3, 6–3, 6–3
Women's Doubles Quarterfinals   Samantha Stosur [3]
  Rennae Stubbs [3]
  Bethanie Mattek-Sands [8]
  Nadia Petrova [8]
6–2, 6–3
Men's Singles 4th Round   Fernando González [11]   Jo-Wilfried Tsonga [7] 3–6, 6–3, 7–6(7–3), 6–4
Matches on the Grandstand
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Doubles Quarterfinals   Alisa Kleybanova [13]
  Ekaterina Makarova [13]
  Maria Kirilenko [10]
  Elena Vesnina [10]
6–3, 2–6, 6–4
Men's Doubles Quarterfinals   Mahesh Bhupathi [3]
  Mark Knowles [3]
  Ivan Ljubičić
  Michaël Llodra
6–4, 4–6, 7–6(7–4)
Mixed Doubles Semifinals   Cara Black [2]
  Leander Paes [2]
  Hsieh Su-wei [5]
  Kevin Ullyett [5]
6–2, 3–6, [10–5]
Men's Doubles Semifinals   Max Mirnyi [5]
  Andy Ram [5]
  Daniel Nestor [2]
  Nenad Zimonjić [2]
6–7(4–7), 6–4, 6–0
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Day 10 (September 9)Edit

The first quarterfinals match in the Men's side featured no. 4 seed Novak Djokovic taking on no. 10 seed Fernando Verdasco, with Novak Djokovic prevailing over Fernando Verdasco 7–6, 1–6, 7–5, 6–2 to reach his third straight semi-finals in the US Open. The next match saw Robin Söderling against Roger Federer. Federer defeated Söderling in four sets: 6–0, 6–3, 6–7, 7–6.

The third quarterfinals match and the first of the day for the Women's side featured Belgian Yanina Wickmayer beating Kateryna Bondarenko of Ukraine in two sets, joining Belgian Kim Clijsters in the semi-finals. This set up a semifinal match with Caroline Wozniacki from Denmark, who defeated American Melanie Oudin in two sets 6-2, 6-2.

Seeded players out

Schedule of play

Matches on Main Courts[40]
Matches on Arthur Ashe Stadium
Event Winner Loser Score
Men's Doubles Semifinals   Lukáš Dlouhý [4]
  Leander Paes [4]
  Bob Bryan [1]
  Mike Bryan [1]
6–4, 3–6, 7–6(6)
Women's Singles Quarterfinals   Yanina Wickmayer   Kateryna Bondarenko 7–5, 6–4
Men's Singles Quarterfinals   Novak Djokovic [4]   Fernando Verdasco [10] 7–6(2), 1–6, 7–5, 6–2
Women's Singles Quarterfinals   Caroline Wozniacki [9]   Melanie Oudin 6–2, 6–2
Men's Singles Quarterfinals   Roger Federer [1]   Robin Söderling [12] 6–0, 6–3, 6–7(6), 7–6(6)
Matches on Louis Armstrong Stadium
Event Winner Loser Score
Junior Boys' Singles 2nd Round   Bernard Tomic [3]   Alexander Domijan 4–6, 7–5, 6–1
Women's Doubles Quarterfinals   Cara Black [1]
  Liezel Huber [1]
  Nuria Llagostera Vives [6]
  María José Martínez Sánchez [6]
6–3, 2–6, 7–5
Women's Doubles Quarterfinals   Serena Williams [4]
  Venus Williams [4]
  Yan Zi [11]
  Zheng Jie [11]
7–5, 6–4
Men's Doubles Semifinals   Mahesh Bhupathi [3]
  Mark Knowles [3]
  Max Mirnyi [5]
  Andy Ram [5]
6–4, 6–2
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Day 11 (September 10)Edit

Argentinie Juan Martín del Potro defeated Croatian Marin Čilić in four sets and became the third of his country to qualify for the semifinals (after Vilas and Nalbandian). The other quarterfinal match between Rafael Nadal and Fernando González was suspended due to bad weather and would be resumed on Friday. Rafael Nadal was leading 7-6(4), 6-6(3-2) when play was stopped.

The Williams sisters defeated Russians Alisa Kleybanova and Ekaterina Makarova in three sets and qualified for the final. The mixed doubles final saw Americans Carly Gullickson and Travis Parrott claim the title in straight sets over Zimbabwe's Cara Black and Indian Leander Paes.

Seeded players out

Schedule of play

Matches on Main Courts[41]
Matches on Arthur Ashe Stadium
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Doubles Semifinals   Serena Williams [4]
  Venus Williams [4]
  Alisa Kleybanova [13]
  Ekaterina Makarova [13]
7–6(4), 3–6, 6–2
Mixed Doubles Finals   Carly Gullickson
  Travis Parrott
  Cara Black [2]
  Leander Paes [2]
6–2, 6–4
Men's Singles Quarterfinals   Juan Martín del Potro [6]   Marin Čilić [16] 4–6, 6–3, 6–2, 6–1
Matches on Louis Armstrong Stadium
Event Winner Loser Score
Junior Boys' Singles 3rd Round   Yuki Bhambri [1]   Jack Sock 6–4, 6–4
Wheelchair Women's Singles Quarterfinals   Esther Vergeer [1]   Florence Gravellier 6–2, 7–5
Junior Girls' Singles 3rd Round   Beatrice Capra [16]   Asia Muhammad 3–6, 6–1, 6–1
Wheelchair Men's Singles Quarterfinals   Shingo Kunieda [1]   Martin Legner 6–2, 6–0
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Day 12 (September 11)Edit

All the matches that should have been played this day were postponed due to the continued rain.

Schedule of play

Day 13 (September 12)Edit

Rafael Nadal needed 34 minutes to finish off Fernando González in their rain-interrupted quarterfinal, advancing 7-6, 7-6, 6-0 at the Arthur Ashe Stadium. Nadal led 7-6 and 3-2 in a second-set tiebreak when play was called off late Thursday evening. Precipitation throughout a gloomy Friday rendered play impossible, throwing the schedule into chaos and prompting a resumption on Saturday at noon.

Kim Clijsters won an entry into the women's singles final after a dramatic ending to her semifinal against Serena Williams. After losing the first set 4–6, Williams smashed her racquet into the ground, giving her a code violation warning for racquet abuse from the chair umpire. In the second set, down 5–6 (15–30), Williams had a foot fault called on her second serve, giving Clijsters two match points at 15–40. Williams started yelling at the line umpire, who reported to the chair umpire. As a result, she was penalized for another code violation, for unsportsmanlike conduct, meaning a point penalty for Williams, which meant that Clijsters was awarded the match 6–4 7–5 without playing the match point.[42] Williams later admitted that she was "pretty sure" she did foot fault.[43] After securing her thirteenth straight win at the US Open, Clijsters went on to play Danish youngster Caroline Wozniacki in the final, who beat her unseeded opponent Yanina Wickmayer 6–3 6–3.[44]

Seeded players out

Schedule of play

Matches on Main Courts[45]
Matches on Arthur Ashe Stadium
Event Winner Loser Score
Men's Singles Quarterfinals   Rafael Nadal [3]   Fernando González [11] 7–6(4), 7–6(2), 6–0
Women's Singles Semifinals   Kim Clijsters [WC]   Serena Williams [2] 6–4, 7–5
Matches on Louis Armstrong Stadium
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Singles Semifinals   Caroline Wozniacki [9]   Yanina Wickmayer 6–3, 6–3
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Day 14 (September 13)Edit

In the first match, Juan Martín del Potro defeated third-ranked Rafael Nadal easily, winning 6-2, 6-2, 6-2 and became the first finalist of the men's singles tournament. Del Potro's convincing victory, which echoed Caroline Wozniacki's takedown of crowd favorite Melanie Oudin in the quarterfinals, set the twenty-year-old Argentine up for his first Grand Slam final.

In the second semifinal of the women's doubles championship Cara Black and Liezel Huber defeated Samantha Stosur and Rennae Stubbs in three sets and they became finalist of the championship to defend which they got in 2008.

Lukáš Dlouhý and Leander Paes won the men's doubles defeating Mahesh Bhupathi and Mark Knowles also in three sets.

Del Potro's opponent in the men's championship match was decided in a contest between world number one Roger Federer and fourth-ranked Novak Djokovic, who lost to Federer in the final of the 2007 U.S. Open. Federer dispatched his opponent in straight sets, winning 7-6(3), 7-5, 7-5, to round out the final two players remaining from an original draw of 128 men's professional tennis players.

In the women's final, unranked Kim Clijsters capped off an impressive return to professional tennis with a win over ninth seed Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark, winning 7-5, 6-3, for her second Grand Slam title.

Seeded players out

Schedule of play

Matches on Main Courts[46]
Matches on Arthur Ashe Stadium
Event Winner Loser Score
Men's Singles Semifinals   Juan Martín del Potro [6]   Rafael Nadal [3] 6–2, 6–2, 6–2
Men's Singles Semifinals   Roger Federer [1]   Novak Djokovic [4] 7–6(3), 7–5, 7–5
Women's Singles Final   Kim Clijsters [WC]   Caroline Wozniacki [9] 7–5, 6–3
Matches on Louis Armstrong Stadium
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Doubles Semifinals   Cara Black [1]
  Liezel Huber [1]
  Samantha Stosur [3]
  Rennae Stubbs [3]
5–7, 6–3, 6–1
Men's Doubles Final   Lukáš Dlouhý [4]
  Leander Paes [4]
  Mahesh Bhupathi [3]
  Mark Knowles [3]
3–6, 6–3, 6–2
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Day 15 (September 14)Edit

The Williams sisters beat Cara Black and Liezel Huber in straight sets to win the women's doubles championship, 6-2 6-2.

Juan Martín del Potro defeated Roger Federer in five sets. In so doing he became the third Argentine to win the US Open title, and the first South American to win a men's Grand Slam event on a hard court.

There was some controversy during the presentation ceremony when the Master of Ceremonies initially refused to allow del Potro the time to speak in Spanish as he was under pressure from his American television network, CBS, to get the ceremony over with so that it could return to its regularly scheduled programming.[47]

Seeded players out

Schedule of play

Matches on Main Courts[48]
Matches on Arthur Ashe Stadium
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Doubles Final   Serena Williams [4]
  Venus Williams [4]
  Cara Black [1]
  Liezel Huber [1]
6–2, 6–2
Men's Singles Final   Juan Martín del Potro [6]   Roger Federer [1] 3–6, 7–6(5), 4–6, 7–6(4), 6–2

SeniorsEdit

 
Juan Martín del Potro won his first slam title of his career at the 2009 US Open.
 
Kim Clijsters won her second US Open title, which goes with her 2005 triumph, and won as a wildcard in the 2009 US Open.

Men's SinglesEdit

  Juan Martín del Potro defeated   Roger Federer, 3–6, 7–6(7–5), 4–6, 7–6(7–4), 6–2

Women's SinglesEdit

  Kim Clijsters defeated   Caroline Wozniacki, 7–5, 6–3

  • Clijsters won for the first time this year and 35th overall. It was her 2nd career Grand Slam, having previously won the 2005 US Open.
  • Wozniacki became the first Danish female tennis player to reach the Grand Slam final, and first in the Open Era.

Men's DoublesEdit

  Lukáš Dlouhý /   Leander Paes defeated   Mahesh Bhupathi /   Mark Knowles, 3–6, 6–3, 6–2

  • This was the pair of Dlouhý and Paes first US Open Men's Doubles title together, which this is the second slam doubles title they won this year along with the French title.

Women's DoublesEdit

  Serena Williams /   Venus Williams defeated   Cara Black /   Liezel Huber, 6–2, 6–2

  • This was the Williams' Sisters second US Open Women's Doubles title, and was the third doubles slam title they won this year along with the Australian Open and Wimbledon.

Mixed DoublesEdit

  Carly Gullickson /   Travis Parrott defeated   Cara Black /   Leander Paes, 6–2, 6–4.

  • This was the first ever slam title for the pair of Gullickson and Parrott.

JuniorsEdit

Boys' SinglesEdit

  Bernard Tomic defeated   Chase Buchanan, 6–1, 6–3.

Girls' SinglesEdit

  Heather Watson defeated   Yana Buchina, 6–4, 6–1.

Boys' DoublesEdit

  Márton Fucsovics /   Hsieh Cheng-peng defeated   Julien Obry /   Adrien Puget, 7–6(5), 5–7, [10–1]

Girls' DoublesEdit

  Valeria Solovieva /   Maryna Zanevska defeated   Elena Bogdan /   Noppawan Lertcheewakarn, 1–6, 6–3, [10–7]

WheelchairEdit

Wheelchair Men's SinglesEdit

  Shingo Kunieda defeated   Maikel Scheffers, 6–0, 6–0

Wheelchair Women's SinglesEdit

  Esther Vergeer defeated   Korie Homan, 6–0, 6–0

Wheelchair Men's DoublesEdit

  Stéphane Houdet /   Stefan Olsson defeated   Maikel Scheffers /   Ronald Vink, 6–4, 4–6, 6–4

Wheelchair Women's DoublesEdit

  Korie Homan /   Esther Vergeer defeated   Daniela DiToro /   Florence Gravellier, 6–2, 6–2

Wheelchair Quad SinglesEdit

  Peter Norfolk defeated   David Wagner, 6–3, 3–6, 6–3

Wheelchair Quad DoublesEdit

  Nick Taylor /   David Wagner defeated   Johan Andersson /   Peter Norfolk, 6–1, 6–7(5), 6–3

SeedsEdit

[49][50] Withdrawals: David Nalbandian,[51] Dominika Cibulková,[52] Mardy Fish[53]

Wildcard entriesEdit