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The Romanian Open (also known as the BRD Năstase Țiriac Trophy) was a professional men's tennis tournament played on outdoor clay courts. It was part of the ATP World Tour 250 series of the ATP Tour. It was held annually in Bucharest, Romania, since 1993. Its name is taken from Romania's famous tennis players Ilie Năstase and Ion Țiriac.

Romanian Open
Defunct tennis tournament
Event nameRomanian Open / Năstase Țiriac Trophy
TourATP World Series
(1993–1997)
ATP International Series
(1998–2008)
ATP World Tour 250 series
(2009–2016)
Founded1993
Abolished2016
Editions24
LocationBucharest, Romania
SurfaceClay, outdoors

The tournament never saw a Romanian winner in singles (though the 2005 edition saw two Romanian players reaching the semifinals, and the 2007 edition saw Victor Hănescu reach the finals), but a Romanian pair (Andrei Pavel and Gabriel Trifu) took home the doubles title in 1998. Also, Horia Tecău took three consecutive doubles titles at the tournament (2012, 2013 & 2014), each time with a different partner.

The organizers announced that from 2012, the ATP World Tour 250 series tournament would be scheduled to take place in April, thus ending a period of 19 years when it took place in the last week of September.[1]

The last edition of the tournament was in 2016, as ATP has relocated it to Budapest.[2]

Fernando Verdasco grabbed the title of the last Romanian Open in 2016.
Gilles Simon (winner in 2007, 2008 & 2012) holds the record in Bucharest, for the most titles (three).
Grigor Dimitrov clinched Bucharest crown in 2014.
David Ferrer won his first ATP title in Romania in 2002.
Goran Ivanišević was the winner of the first edition of the tournament in 1993.
Horia Tecău (2012, 2013, 2014 & 2016) took a record of four doubles titles at the tournament, each time with a different partner.

Contents

Past finalsEdit

SinglesEdit

Year Champions Runners-up Score
1993   Goran Ivanišević   Andrei Cherkasov 6–2, 7–6(7–5)
1994   Franco Davín   Goran Ivanišević 6–2, 6–4
1995   Thomas Muster   Gilbert Schaller 6–3, 6–4
1996   Alberto Berasategui   Carlos Moyá 6–1, 7–6(7–5)
1997   Richard Fromberg   Andrea Gaudenzi 6–1, 7–6(7–2)
1998   Francisco Clavet   Arnaud Di Pasquale 6–4, 2–6, 7–5
1999   Alberto Martín   Karim Alami 6–3, 6–2
2000   Juan Balcells   Markus Hantschk 6–3, 3–6, 7–6(7–1)
2001   Younes El Aynaoui   Albert Montañés 7–6(7–5), 7–6(7–2)
2002   David Ferrer   José Acasuso 6–3, 6–2
2003   David Sánchez   Nicolás Massú 6–2, 6–2
2004   José Acasuso   Igor Andreev 6–3, 6–0
2005   Florent Serra   Igor Andreev 6–3, 6–4
2006   Jürgen Melzer   Filippo Volandri 6–1, 7–5
2007   Gilles Simon   Victor Hănescu 4–6, 6–3, 6–2
2008   Gilles Simon   Carlos Moyá 6–3, 6–4
2009   Albert Montañés   Juan Mónaco 7–6(7–2), 7–6(8–6)
2010   Juan Ignacio Chela   Pablo Andújar 7–5, 6–1
2011   Florian Mayer   Pablo Andújar 6–3, 6–1
2012   Gilles Simon   Fabio Fognini 6–4, 6–3
2013   Lukáš Rosol   Guillermo García-López 6–3, 6–2
2014   Grigor Dimitrov   Lukáš Rosol 7–6(7–2), 6–1
2015   Guillermo García-López   Jiří Veselý 7–6(7–5), 7–6(13–11)
2016   Fernando Verdasco   Lucas Pouille 6–3, 6–2

DoublesEdit

Year Champions Runners-up Score
1993   Menno Oosting
  Libor Pimek
  George Cosac
  Ciprian Petre Porumb
7–6, 7–6
1994   Wayne Arthurs
  Simon Youl
  Jordi Arrese
  José Antonio Conde
6–4, 6–4
1995   Mark Keil
  Jeff Tarango
  Cyril Suk
  Daniel Vacek
6–4, 7–6
1996   David Ekerot
  Jeff Tarango
  David Adams
  Menno Oosting
7–6, 7–6
1997   Luis Lobo
  Javier Sánchez
  Hendrik Jan Davids
  Daniel Orsanic
7–5, 7–5
1998   Andrei Pavel
  Gabriel Trifu
  George Cosac
  Dinu Pescariu
7–6, 7–6
1999   Lucas Arnold Ker
  Martín García
  Marc-Kevin Goellner
  Francisco Montana
6–3, 2–6, 6–3
2000   Alberto Martín
  Eyal Ran
  Devin Bowen
  Mariano Hood
7–6(7–4), 6–1
2001   Aleksandar Kitinov
  Johan Landsberg
  Pablo Albano
  Marc-Kevin Goellner
6–4, 6–7(5–7), [10–6]
2002   Jens Knippschild
  Peter Nyborg
  Emilio Benfele Álvarez
  Andrés Schneiter
6–3, 6–3
2003   Karsten Braasch
  Sargis Sargsian
  Simon Aspelin
  Jeff Coetzee
7–6(9–7), 6–2
2004   Lucas Arnold Ker
  Mariano Hood
  José Acasuso
  Óscar Hernández
7–6(7–5), 6–1
2005   José Acasuso
  Sebastián Prieto
  Victor Hănescu
  Andrei Pavel
6–3, 4–6, 6–3
2006   Mariusz Fyrstenberg
  Marcin Matkowski
  Martín García
  Luis Horna
6–7(5–7), 7–6(7–5), [10–8]
2007   Oliver Marach
  Michal Mertiňák
  Martín García
  Sebastián Prieto
7–6(7–2), 7–6(10–8)
2008   Nicolas Devilder
  Paul-Henri Mathieu
  Mariusz Fyrstenberg
  Marcin Matkowski
7–6(7–4), 6–7(9–11), [22–20]
2009   František Čermák
  Michal Mertiňák
  Johan Brunström
  Jean-Julien Rojer
6–2, 6–4
2010   Juan Ignacio Chela
  Łukasz Kubot
  Marcel Granollers
  Santiago Ventura
6–2, 5–7, [13–11]
2011   Daniele Bracciali
  Potito Starace
 Julian Knowle
 David Marrero
3–6, 6–4, [10–8]
2012   Robert Lindstedt
  Horia Tecău
  Jérémy Chardy
  Łukasz Kubot
7–6(7–2), 6–3
2013   Max Mirnyi
  Horia Tecău
  Lukáš Dlouhý
  Oliver Marach
4–6, 6–4, [10–6]
2014   Jean-Julien Rojer
  Horia Tecău
  Mariusz Fyrstenberg
  Marcin Matkowski
6–4, 6–4
2015   Marius Copil
  Adrian Ungur
  Nicholas Monroe
  Artem Sitak
3–6, 7–5, [17–15]
2016   Florin Mergea
  Horia Tecău
  Chris Guccione
  André Sá
7–5, 6–4

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