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The Rotterdam Open[1] (also known by it sponsored name ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament) is a professional men's tennis tournament played on indoor hard courts. It is part of the 500 series of the ATP World Tour and has been held annually at the Ahoy Rotterdam in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament
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Tournament information
TourATP World Tour
Founded1972; 46 years ago (1972)
Editions45 (2018)
LocationRotterdam, Netherlands
VenueAhoy Rotterdam
CategoryATP World Tour 500
SurfaceHard - indoors
Draw32S / 16Q / 16D
Prize money1,862,925 (2018)
Websiteabnamrowtt.nl
Current champions (2018)
SinglesSwitzerland Roger Federer
DoublesFrance Pierre-Hugues Herbert
France Nicolas Mahut

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HistoryEdit

The first Rotterdam Open tennis tournament was held in November 1972 and was won by Arthur Ashe. The following year the tournament was not organized because it switched to a March date. Originally the Rotterdam Open was an event of the World Championship Tennis circuit and in 1978 became part of the Grand Prix tennis circuit. Since 1990 it has been part of the ATP Tour.

In 1984 the singles final between Ivan Lendl and Jimmy Connors was interrupted in the 2nd set (6–0, 1–0) due to a bomb alarm and the match was not finished as Lendl was not prepared to play on.[2]

Since 2004, former Dutch tennis player Richard Krajicek has been the tournament director.

A record 115,894 people attended the 2012 edition tournament when Roger Federer returned for the first time in seven years.[3] This record was broken in 2018 when 120,000 fans attended after Federer accepted a wildcard into the event after a five year absence.[4]

Past finalsEdit

In the singles, Arthur Ashe (1972, 1975–76) and Roger Federer (2005, 2012 and 2018), hold the record for most titles with three, and Ashe co-holds with Stefan Edberg (1986–87), Nicolas Escudé (2001–02) and Robin Söderling (2010–11) the record for most consecutive titles with two. Federer (2001, 2005, 2012, and 2018) and Jimmy Connors (1978, 1981–82, and 1984) hold the record for most finals contested at four.

In the doubles, four-time winners Anders Järryd (1987, 1991, 1993, 1995) and Nenad Zimonjić (2009–10, 2012–13) co-hold the record for most titles, while Frew McMillan, with three straight wins (1974–76), holds the record for most back-to-back titles.

SinglesEdit

 
Arthur Ashe (pictured here during the 1975 tournament) holds the joint-record for most singles titles with three wins (1972, 1975–76).
 
Roger Federer holds the joint-record for most singles titles with three wins (2005, 2012, and 2018).
Year Champions Runners-up Score
1972   Arthur Ashe   Tom Okker 3–6, 6–2, 6–1
1973 Not Held
1974   Tom Okker   Tom Gorman 3–6, 7–6(7–2), 6–1
1975   Arthur Ashe (2)   Tom Okker 3–6, 6–2, 6–4
1976   Arthur Ashe (3)   Robert Lutz 6–3, 6–3
1977   Dick Stockton   Ilie Năstase 2–6, 6–3, 6–3
1978   Jimmy Connors   Raúl Ramírez 7–5, 7–5
1979   Björn Borg   John McEnroe 6–4, 6–2
1980   Heinz Günthardt   Gene Mayer 6–2, 6–4
1981   Jimmy Connors (2)   Gene Mayer 6–1, 2–6, 6–2
1982   Guillermo Vilas   Jimmy Connors 0–6, 6–2, 6–4
1983   Gene Mayer   Guillermo Vilas 6–1, 7–6
1984 No winner   Ivan Lendl
  Jimmy Connors
6–0, 1–0
Final interrupted
1985   Miloslav Mečíř   Jakob Hlasek 6–1, 6–2
1986   Joakim Nyström   Anders Järryd 6–0, 6–3
1987   Stefan Edberg   John McEnroe 3–6, 6–3, 6–1
1988   Stefan Edberg (2)   Miloslav Mečíř 7–6, 6–2
1989   Jakob Hlasek   Anders Järryd 6–1, 7–5
1990   Brad Gilbert   Jonas Svensson 6–1, 6–3
1991   Omar Camporese   Ivan Lendl 3–6, 7–6(7–4), 7–6(7–4)
1992   Boris Becker   Alexander Volkov 7–6(9–7), 4–6, 6–2
1993   Anders Järryd   Karel Nováček 6–3, 7–5
1994   Michael Stich   Wayne Ferreira 4–6, 6–3, 6–0
1995   Richard Krajicek   Paul Haarhuis 7–6(7–5), 6–4
1996   Goran Ivanišević   Yevgeny Kafelnikov 6–4, 3–6, 6–3
1997   Richard Krajicek (2)   Daniel Vacek 7–6(7–4), 7–6(7–5)
1998   Jan Siemerink   Thomas Johansson 7–6(7–2), 6–2
1999   Yevgeny Kafelnikov   Tim Henman 6–2, 7–6(7–3)
2000   Cédric Pioline   Tim Henman 6–7(3–7), 6–4, 7–6(7–4)
2001   Nicolas Escudé   Roger Federer 7–5, 3–6, 7–6(7–5)
2002   Nicolas Escudé (2)   Tim Henman 3–6, 7–6(8–6), 6–4
2003   Max Mirnyi   Raemon Sluiter 7–6(7–3), 6–4
2004   Lleyton Hewitt   Juan Carlos Ferrero 6–7(1–7), 7–5, 6–4
2005   Roger Federer   Ivan Ljubičić 5–7, 7–5, 7–6(7–5)
2006   Radek Štěpánek   Christophe Rochus 6–0, 6–3
2007   Mikhail Youzhny   Ivan Ljubičić 6–2, 6–4
2008   Michaël Llodra   Robin Söderling 6–7(3–7), 6–3, 7–6(7–4)
2009   Andy Murray   Rafael Nadal 6–3, 4–6, 6–0
2010   Robin Söderling   Mikhail Youzhny 6–4, 2–0, retired
2011   Robin Söderling (2)   Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6–3, 3–6, 6–3
2012   Roger Federer (2)   Juan Martín del Potro 6–1, 6–4
2013   Juan Martín del Potro   Julien Benneteau 7–6(7–2), 6–3
2014   Tomáš Berdych   Marin Čilić 6–4, 6–2
2015   Stan Wawrinka   Tomáš Berdych 4–6, 6–3, 6–4
2016   Martin Kližan   Gaël Monfils 6–7(1–7), 6–3, 6–1
2017   Jo-Wilfried Tsonga   David Goffin 4–6, 6–4, 6–1
2018   Roger Federer (3)   Grigor Dimitrov 6–2, 6–2

DoublesEdit

 
Anders Järryd was the first to take four doubles titles in Rotterdam (1987, 1991, 1993, 1995).
 
Nenad Zimonjić reached five consecutive finals in Rotterdam (2009–13), winning a record four times (2009–10, 2012–13).
Year Champions Runners-up Score
1972   Roy Emerson
  John Newcombe
  Arthur Ashe
  Robert Lutz
6–2, 6–3
1973 Not Held
1974   Bob Hewitt
  Frew McMillan
  Pierre Barthès
  Ilie Năstase
3–6, 6–4, 6–3
1975   Bob Hewitt (2)
  Frew McMillan (2)
  José Higueras
  Balázs Taróczy
6–2, 6–2
1976   Rod Laver
  Frew McMillan (3)
  Arthur Ashe
  Tom Okker
6–1, 6–7(4–7), 7–6(7–5)
1977   Wojtek Fibak
  Tom Okker
  Vijay Amritraj
  Dick Stockton
6–4, 6–4
1978   Fred McNair
  Raúl Ramírez
  Robert Lutz
  Stan Smith
6–2, 6–3
1979   Peter Fleming
  John McEnroe
  Heinz Günthardt
  Bernard Mitton
6–4, 6–4
1980   Vijay Amritraj
  Stan Smith
  Bill Scanlon
  Brian Teacher
6–4, 6–3
1981   Fritz Buehning
  Ferdi Taygan
  Gene Mayer
  Sandy Mayer
7–6, 1–6, 6–4
1982   Mark Edmondson
  Sherwood Stewart
  Fritz Buehning
  Kevin Curren
7–5, 6–2
1983   Fritz Buehning (2)
  Tom Gullikson
  Peter Fleming
  Pavel Složil
7–6, 4–6, 7–6
1984   Kevin Curren
  Wojtek Fibak (2)
  Fritz Buehning
  Ferdi Taygan
6–4, 6–4
1985   Tomáš Šmíd
  Pavel Složil
  Vitas Gerulaitis
  Paul McNamee
6–4, 6–4
1986   Stefan Edberg
  Slobodan Živojinović
  Wojtek Fibak
  Matt Mitchell
2–6, 6–3, 6–2
1987   Stefan Edberg (2)
  Anders Järryd
  Chip Hooper
  Mike Leach
3–6, 6–3, 6–4
1988   Patrik Kühnen
  Tore Meinecke
  Magnus Gustafsson
  Diego Nargiso
7–6, 7–6
1989   Miloslav Mečíř
  Milan Šrejber
  Jan Gunnarsson
  Magnus Gustafsson
7–6, 6–0
1990   Leonardo Lavalle
  Jorge Lozano
  Diego Nargiso
  Nicolás Pereira
6–3, 7–6
1991   Patrick Galbraith
  Anders Järryd (2)
  Steve DeVries
  David Macpherson
7–6, 6–2
1992   Marc-Kevin Goellner
  David Prinosil
  Paul Haarhuis
  Mark Koevermans
6–2, 6–7, 7–6
1993   Henrik Holm
  Anders Järryd (3)
  David Adams
  Andrei Olhovskiy
6–4, 7–6
1994   Jeremy Bates
  Jonas Björkman
  Jacco Eltingh
  Paul Haarhuis
6–4, 6–1
1995   Martin Damm
  Anders Järryd (4)
  Tomás Carbonell
  Francisco Roig
6–3, 6–2
1996   David Adams
  Marius Barnard
  Hendrik Jan Davids
  Cyril Suk
6–3, 5–7, 7–6
1997   Jacco Eltingh
  Paul Haarhuis
  Libor Pimek
  Byron Talbot
7–6(7–5), 6–4
1998   Jacco Eltingh (2)
  Paul Haarhuis (2)
  Neil Broad
  Piet Norval
7–6, 6–3
1999   David Adams (2)
  John-Laffnie de Jager
  Neil Broad
  Peter Tramacchi
6–7(5–7), 6–3, 6–4
2000   David Adams (3)
  John-Laffnie de Jager (2)
  Tim Henman
  Yevgeny Kafelnikov
5–7, 6–2, 6–3
2001   Jonas Björkman (2)
  Roger Federer
  Petr Pála
  Pavel Vízner
6–3, 6–0
2002   Roger Federer (2)
  Max Mirnyi
  Mark Knowles
  Daniel Nestor
4–6, 6–3, [10–4]
2003   Wayne Arthurs
  Paul Hanley
  Roger Federer
  Max Mirnyi
7–6(7–4), 6–2
2004   Paul Hanley (2)
  Radek Štěpánek
  Jonathan Erlich
  Andy Ram
5–7, 7–6(7–5), 7–5
2005   Jonathan Erlich
  Andy Ram
  Cyril Suk
  Pavel Vízner
6–4, 4–6, 6–3
2006   Paul Hanley (3)
  Kevin Ullyett
  Jonathan Erlich
  Andy Ram
7–6(7–4), 7–6(7–2)
2007   Martin Damm (2)
  Leander Paes
  Andrei Pavel
  Alexander Waske
6–3, 6–7(5–7), [10–7]
2008   Tomáš Berdych
  Dmitry Tursunov
  Philipp Kohlschreiber
  Mikhail Youzhny
7–5, 3–6, [10–7]
2009   Daniel Nestor
  Nenad Zimonjić
  Lukáš Dlouhý
  Leander Paes
6–2, 7–5
2010   Daniel Nestor (2)
  Nenad Zimonjić (2)
  Simon Aspelin
  Paul Hanley
6–4, 4–6, [10–7]
2011   Jürgen Melzer
  Philipp Petzschner
  Michaël Llodra
  Nenad Zimonjić
6–4, 3–6, [10–5]
2012   Michaël Llodra
  Nenad Zimonjić (3)
  Robert Lindstedt
  Horia Tecău
4–6, 7–5, [16–14]
2013   Robert Lindstedt
  Nenad Zimonjić (4)
  Thiemo de Bakker
  Jesse Huta Galung
5–7, 6–3, [10–8]
2014   Michaël Llodra (2)
  Nicolas Mahut
  Jean-Julien Rojer
  Horia Tecău
6–2, 7–6(7–4)
2015   Jean-Julien Rojer
  Horia Tecău
  Jamie Murray
  John Peers
3–6, 6–3, [10–8]
2016   Nicolas Mahut (2)
  Vasek Pospisil
  Philipp Petzschner
  Alexander Peya
7–6(7–2), 6–4
2017   Ivan Dodig
  Marcel Granollers
  Wesley Koolhof
  Matwe Middelkoop
7–6(7–5), 6–3
2018   Pierre-Hugues Herbert
  Nicolas Mahut (3)
  Oliver Marach
  Mate Pavić
2–6, 6–2, [10–7]

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Tour historyEdit

Since its inception in 1972 the Rotterdam Open has been part of three major tennis circuits: WCT circuit (1972–1977), Grand Prix circuit (1978–1989) and ATP Tour (1990–).

SponsorsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Live Tennis Guide Rotterdam Open". Retrieved February 17, 2012.
  2. ^ "Bomb Scare Ends Rotterdam Final". NY Times. March 19, 1984. Retrieved 27 March 2012.
  3. ^ "ABN AMRO WTT History". Retrieved March 18, 2012.
  4. ^ "Federer gewinnt ATP-500-Turnier in Rotterdam - NZZ". 18 February 2018. Retrieved 9 April 2018 – via NZZ.
  5. ^ "Past winners from official site". Retrieved February 17, 2012.
  6. ^ "scores retrieved form Worldwidetennisdatabase". Retrieved February 17, 2012.

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