Serbia Open

Coordinates: 44°49′46″N 20°27′05″E / 44.82944°N 20.45139°E / 44.82944; 20.45139

The Serbia Open (Serbian: Отворено првенство Србије, Otvoreno prvenstvo Srbije) was an ATP World Tour 250 series men's tennis tournament held in Belgrade, Serbia and played on outdoor clay courts. The event was held for the first time in 2009, from May 4–10.[1] It was the first for Serbia, as the country never before hosted an Association of Tennis Professionals or a Women's Tennis Association tournament.

Serbia Open
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Defunct tennis tournament
Founded2009
Abolished2012
LocationBelgrade
Serbia
VenueSRPC Milan Gale Muškatirović
CategoryATP World Tour 250 series
SurfaceClay / Outdoors
Draw32S / 12Q / 16D
Websitewww.serbiaopen.rs

Andreas Seppi was the event's last singles champion, having won the tournament in 2012.

The tournament was owned and run by the family of Novak Djokovic, who through their company Family Sport purchased the ATP Tour date from the organizers of the Dutch Open in 2008, then arranged with the local city of Belgrade authorities for the plot of land where the venue was built, and convinced the Serbian government under prime minister Mirko Cvetković to support the event through state-owned enterprises, primarily Telekom Srbija. At the time of their purchase in 2008, Djokovic was the #3 player in the world having won his first Grand Slam title earlier that year.

Djokovic's uncle Goran was the tournament director from its inception,[2] until he resigned the post in late May 2012,[3] a month after the tournament's 2012 edition. Djokovic won the tournament twice, in 2009. and 2011.

In 2013, Serbia Open was replaced on the ATP schedule by the newly established Power Horse Cup in Düsseldorf.

Past finalsEdit

SinglesEdit

Year Champion Runner-up Score
2009   Novak Djokovic   Łukasz Kubot 6–3, 7–6(7–0)
2010   Sam Querrey   John Isner 3–6, 7–6(7–4), 6–4
2011   Novak Djokovic   Feliciano López 7–6(7–4), 6–2
2012   Andreas Seppi   Benoît Paire 6–3, 6–2

DoublesEdit

Year Champions Runners-up Score
2009   Łukasz Kubot
  Oliver Marach
  Johan Brunström
  Jean-Julien Rojer
6–2, 7–6(7–3)
2010   Santiago González
  Travis Rettenmaier
  Tomasz Bednarek
  Mateusz Kowalczyk
7–6(8–6), 6–1
2011   František Čermák
  Filip Polášek
  Oliver Marach
  Alexander Peya
7–5, 6–2
2012   Jonathan Erlich
  Andy Ram
  Martin Emmrich
  Andreas Siljeström
4–6, 6–2, [10–6]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ ATP World Tour To Feature New Belgrade Tournament In 2009
  2. ^ Harman, Neil (2009-05-04). "The Net Post: Novak Djoković is glowing with pride at hosting his own tournament". The Times. Retrieved 2009-05-08.
  3. ^ Srbija open pred gašenjem?;Večernje novosti, 22 May 2012

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