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Published August 17, 2015


Photo of the Week: Swiss teenager Belinda Bencic wins second title of her career for the Rogers Cup in Toronto. Photo: Getty Images

zzWeek of August 10-16, 2015  


Tournament

Info

Classification

Semifinals

Final

Champion

ROGERS CUP
TORONTO, CANADA
AUG 10 - AUG 16
Last yearIsingles champion:
Agnieszka Radwanska (POL)
Tier:
Premier
Prize Money: $2,377,305

Surface:
Hard

SINGLES

Belinda Bencic (SUI) d (1) Serena Williams (USA) 3-6, 7-5, 6-4

(2) Simona Halep (ROU) d (15) Sara Errani (ITA) 6-4, 6-4

Belinda Bencic (SUI) d (2) Simona Halep (ROU) 7-6(5), 6-7(4), 3-0(ret)

Tourn. Director Karl Hale Draw:
S-56 D-24

DOUBLES

(4) C.Garcia (FRA) / K.Srebotnik (SLO) d (1) M.Hingis (SUI) / S.Mirza (IND) 6-3, 6-2

(3) B.Mattek-Sands (USA) / L.Safarova (CZE) d K.Mladenovic (FRA) / K.Pliskova (CZE) 6-4, 7-6

(3) B.Mattek-Sands (USA) / L.Safarova (CZE) d (4) C.Garcia (FRA) / K.Srebotnik (SLO) 6-1, 6-2

WTA Tour
   

Tournament

Info

Classification

Semifinals

Final

Champion

ROGERS CUP
MONTREAL, CANADA
AUGUST 10 - 16 2015
Last year singles champion:
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)
Tier: Masters 1000
IPrize Money: I$3,587,490

Surface:
Hard

SINGLES

(1) Novak Djokovic (SRB) d Jeremy Chardy (FRA) 6-4, 6-4

(2) Andy Murray (GBR) d (4) Kei Nishikori (JPN) 6-3, 6-0

(2) Andy Murray (GBR) d (1) Novak Djokovic (SRB) 6-4, 4-6, 6-3

Tourn. Director Eugene Lapierre Draw:
S-56 D-24

DOUBLES

(1) B.Bryan (USA) / M.Bryan (USA) d A.Peya (AUT) / B.Soares (BRA) 6-7(7), 6-4, 10-7

D.Nestor (CAN) / E.Roger-Vasselin (FRA) d N.Djokovic (SRB) / J.Tipsarevic (SRB) 3-6, 6-1, 10-4

(1) B.Bryan (USA) / M.Bryan (USA) d D.Nestor (CAN) / E.Roger-Vasselin (FRA) 7-6(5), 3-6, 10-6

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Women's Tour

ROGERS CUP
TORONTO, CANADA
AUG 10 - AUG 16

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SINGLES DRAW - Unseeded Swiss girl Belinda Bencic survives Halep and wins Toronto

Belinda Bencic (SUI) d (2) Simona Halep (ROU) 7-6(5), 6-7(4), 3-0(ret)


Photo: Getty Images


Photo: TennisTV

In absolutely scorching conditions, WTA Rising Star Belinda Bencic outlasted Simona Halep to complete a dream week and lift the biggest title of her career at the Rogers Cup. As she took out marquee name after marquee name - Eugenie Bouchard, Caroline Wozniacki, Sabine Lisicki, Ana Ivanovic and, in an electric semifinal match on Saturday night, Serena Williams - Bencic became more and more of a crowd favorite as the week went on, and as she would say to the fans in her trophy speech, "Even if I lost today it would've been an amazing experience thanks to all of you."

But there was no letdown whatsoever in Sunday's final as Bencic stayed with the tenacious Halep for exactly two and a half hours before it all became just too much for the No.2-seeded Romanian, who succumbed to heat illness - Bencic would eventually win by retirement, 7-6(5), 6-7(4), 3-0.
Read more here (WTA)


Photo: TennisTV

  • 1 Serena Williams (USA). R1: Bye. R2: Flavia Pennetta (ITA) 2-6, 6-3, 6-0. R3: (16) Andrea Petkovic (GER) 6-3, 6-2. Q: Roberta Vinci (ITA) 6-4, 6-3. S: Belinda Bencic (SUI) 6-3, 5-7, 4-6. Williams out in the Semis
  • FINALIST 2 Simona Halep (ROU). R1: Bye. R2: Jelena Jankovic (SRB) 6-3, 6-4. R3: (13) Angelique Kerber (GER) 6-3, 5-7, 6-4. Q: (6) Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) 0-6, 6-3, 6-1. S: (15) Sara Errani (ITA) 6-4, 6-4. F: Belinda Bencic (SUI)
  • 3 Petra Kvitova (CZE). R1: Bye. R2: Victoria Azarenka (BLR) 2-6, 3-6. Kvitova out in R2
  • 4 Caroline Wozniacki (DEN). R1: Bye. R2: Belinda Bencic (SUI) 5-7, 5-7. Wozniacki out in R2
  • 5 Ana Ivanovic (SRB). R1: Bye. R2: (Q) Olga Govortsova (BLR) 6-4, 7-6(4). R3: (Q) Polona Hercog (SLO) 6-2, 6-3. Q: Belinda Bencic (SUI) 4-6, 2-6. Ivanovic out in the Quarters.
  • 6 Agnieszka Radwanska (POL). R1: Bye. R2: (LL) Julia Goerges (GER) 7-5, 6-3. R3: Alize Cornet (FRA) 6-2, 4-6, 6-4. Q: (2) Simona Halep (ROU) 6-0, 3-6, 1-6. Radwanska out in the Quarters
  • 7 Lucie Safarova (CZE). R1: Bye. R2: Daria Gavrilova (RUS) 6-4, 5-7, 5-7, Safarova out in R2
  • 8 Garbine Muguruza (ESP). R1: Bye. R2: (Q) Lesia Tsurenko (UKR) 5-7, 1-6. Muguruza out in R2
  • 9 Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP). R1: Alize Cornet (FRA) 3-6, 7-6(2), 4-6. Suarez Navarro out in R1
  • 10 Karolina Pliskova (CZE). R1: (Q) Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (CRO) 6-3, 6-7(5), 2-6. Pliskova out in R1
  • 11 Ekaterina Makarova (RUS). R1: (Q) Anna Tatishvili (USA) 6-3, 6-3. R2: (Q) Polona Hercog (SLO) 2-6, 7-6(2), 5-7. Makarova out in R2
  • 12 Timea Bacsinszky (SUI). R1: Alison Riske (USA) 6-3, 6-7(4), 6-7(3). Bacsinszky out in R1
  • 13 Angelique Kerber (GER). R1: (Q) Misaki Doi (JPN) 6-0, 6-1. R2: (Q) Monica Puig (PUR) 6-2, 6-3. R3: (2) Simona Halep (ROU) 3-6, 7-5, 4-6. Kerber out in R3
  • 14 Venus Williams (USA). R1: Sabine Lisicki (GER) 0-6, 3-6. V.Williams out in R1
  • 15 Sara Errani (ITA). R1: Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) 5-7, 6-1, 6-0. R2: Victoria Azarenka (BLR) 7-5, 6-3. Q: (Q) Lesia Tsurenko (UKR) 6-4, 6-4. S: (2) Simona Halep (ROU) 4-6, 4-6. Errani out in the Semis
  • 16 Andrea Petkovic (GER). R1: (WC) Francoise Abanda (CAN) 3-6, 6-4, 6-2. R2: Heather Watson (GBR) 6-4, 6-3. R3: (1) Serena Williams (USA) 3-6, 2-6. Petkovic out in R3
  • CHAMPION Belinda Bencic (SUI). R1: Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) 6-0, 5-7, 6-2. R2: (4) Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 7-5, 7-5. R3: Sabine Lisicki (GER) 6-1, 1-6, 7-6(3). Q: (5) Ana Ivanovic (SRB) 6-4, 6-2. S: (1) Serena Williams (USA) 3-6, 7-5, 6-4. F: (2) Simona Halep (ROU) 7-6(5), 6-7(4), 3-0(ret) CHAMPION
  • Best Qualifier: Lesia Tsurenko (UKR) -
  • Best WC: (2) Simona Halep (ROU) -
  • Best Unseeded: Belinda Bencic (SUI)

DOUBLES DRAW - Mattek-Sands & Safarova win Toronto and qualify for Singapore

(3) Bettanie Mattek-Sands (USA) / Lucie Safarova (CZE) d (4) Caroline Garcia (FRA) / Katarina Srebotnik (SLO) 6-1, 6-2


Photo: TennisTV

With their fourth title of the year in Toronto, Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Lucie Safarova have qualified for the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global. Mattek-Sands and Safarova didn't drop a set en route to the Rogers Cup title, the No.3 seeds capping the week off with a 6-1, 6-2 victory over No.4 seeds Caroline Garcia and Katarina Srebotnik, who had taken out the tournament's No.1 seeds, Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza, in Saturday's semifinals.
Read more here (WTA)


 


Men's Tour

ROGERS CUP
MONTREAL, CANADA
AUGUST 10 - 16 2015

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SINGLES DRAW - Murray Masters Montreal

(2) Andy Murray (GBR) d (1) Novak Djokovic (SRB) 6-4, 4-6, 6-3


Photo: Getty Images


Photo: New York Daily News

Andy Murray notched his 11th win over a World No. 1 on Sunday, stunning Novak Djokovic 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 for the Rogers Cup title. Murray extended his win streak in ATP World Tour Masters 1000 matches to 11 straight, capturing his 11th title at the level and second of the year (Madrid).
Read more here (ATP)


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  • FINALIST 1 Novak Djokovic (SRB). R1: Bye. R2: Thomaz Bellucci (BRA) 6-3, 7-6(1). R3: Jack Sock (USA) 6-2, 6-1. Q: (Q) Ernests Gulbis (LAT) 5-7, 7-6(7), 6-1. S: Jeremy Chardy (FRA) 6-4, 6-4. F: (2) Andy Murray (GBR) 4-6, 6-4, 3-6
  • CHAMPION 2 Andy Murray (GBR). R1: Bye. R2: Tommy Robredo (ESP) 6-4, 7-5. R3: Gilles Muller (LUX) 6-3, 6-2. Q: (10) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) 6-4, 6-4. S: (4) Kei Nishikori (JPN) 6-3, 6-0. F: (1) Novak Djokovic (SRB) 6-4, 4-6, 6-3. CHAMPION
  • 3 Stan Wawrinka (SUI). R1: Bye. R2: Nick Kyrgios (AUS) 7-6(8), 3-6, 0-4(ret). Wawrinka out in R2 (Back injury)
  • 4 Kei Nishikori (JPN). R1: Bye. R2: Pablo Andujar (ESP) 6-3, 6-3. R3: (13) David Goffin (BEL) 6-4, 6-4. Q: (7) Rafa Nadal (ESP) 6-2, 6-4. S: (2) Andy Murray (GBR) 3-6, 0-6. Nishikori out in the Semis
  • 5 Tomas Berdych (CZE). R1: Bye. R2: (Q) Donald Young (USA) 6-7(5), 3-6. Berdych out in R2
  • 6 Marin Cilic (CRO). R1: Bye. R2: Bernard Tomic (AUS) 3-6, 4-6. Cilic out in R2
  • 7 Rafa Nadal (ESP). R1: Bye. R2: Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) 7-6(4), 6-3. R3: (Q) Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) 6-3, 6-3. Q: (4) Kei Nishikori (JPN) 2-6, 4-6. Nadal out in the Quarters
  • 8 Milos Raonic (CAN). R1: Bye. R2: Ivo Karlovic (CRO) 6-7(1), 6-7(1). Raonic out in R2
  • 9 Gilles Simon (FRA). R1: Andreas Seppi (ITA) 6-2, 6-4. R2: (Q) Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) 1-6, 4-6. Simon out in R2
  • 10 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA). R1: Boma Coric (CRO) 6-4, 6-4. R2: Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) 5-7, 7-6(6), 7-5. R3: Bernard Tomic (AUS) 7-6(7), 6-3. Q: (2 )Andy Murray (GBR) 4-6, 4-6. Tsonga out in the Quarters
  • 11 Richard Gasquet (FRA). Withdrew with illness
  • 12 Kevin Anderson (RSA). R1: Lukas Rosol (CZE) 6-7(2), 6-7(4). Anderson out in R1
  • 13 David Goffin (BEL). R1: Steve Johnson (USA) 6-2, 6-2. Sam Querrey (USA) 6-4, 6-4. R3: (4) Kei Nishikori (JPN) 4-6, 4-6. Goffin out in R3
  • 14 Grigor Dimitrov (BUL). R1: (Q) Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR) 6-4, 7-5. R2: Jack Sock (USA) 7-5, 6-7(5), 5-7. Dimitrov out in R2
  • 15 Gael Monfils (FRA). R1: Fabio Fognini (ITA) 6-3, 6-1. R2: Gilles Muller (LUX) 3-6, 6-3, 6-7(4). Monfils out in R2
  • 16 John Isner (USA). R1: Benjamin Becker (GER) 6-4, 6-7(6), 6-3. R2: (WC) Vasek Pospisil (CAN) 7-6(1), 4-6, 6-3. R3: Nick Kyrgios (AUS) 7-5, 6-3. Q: Jeremy Chardy (FRA) 7-6(9), 6-7(13), 6-7(4). Isner out in the Quarters
  • Best Qualifier: Ernests Gulbis (LAT) - Quarters
  • Best WC: Vasek Pospisil (CAN) - R2
  • Best Unseeded: Jeremy Chardy (FRA) - Semis

DOUBLES DRAW - Bryans claim title #109 in Montreal

(1) Bob Bryan (USA) / Mike Bryan (USA) d Daniel Nestor (CAN) / Edouard Roger-Vasselin (FRA) 7-6(5), 3-6, 10-6


Photo: Paul Chiasson, The Canadian Press

Top seeds and World No. 1 Bob and Mike Bryan defeated first-time partners Daniel Nestor and Edouard Roger-Vasselin 7-6(5) 3-6, 10-6 to claim their 35th ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title at the Rogers Cup on Sunday. All four players were bidding for their first title in Montreal. The Bryans won their 109th title as a team and secured a third title in as many weeks (Washington and Atlanta). Canada’s Nestor, playing the Rogers Cup for a record 27th straight year, has two titles and reached two finals – all in Toronto.
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WTA Women's Tennis Rankings

SINGLES: While Ana Ivanovic moved down 3, Safarovam Pliskova and Muguruza moved up inside the Top 10.
Big winner in the Top 20: Belinda Bencic moves up from 20 to 12.
DOUBLES: Bethanie Mattek-Sands moves up from 5 to 3. Makarova and Vesnina move down 1 spot. Katarina
Srebotnik moves to 10 from 14 while Kops-Jones/Spears move down from 10 to 15/16.

 

No.
SINGLES

POINTS
 

No.
 DOUBLES

POINTS

1
Williams, Serena

11821
 

1
Mirza, Sania

9355

2
Sharapova, Maria

6036
 

2
Hingis, Martina

8975

3
Halep, Simona

5546
 

3
Mattek-Sands, Beth

7065

4
Kvitova, Petra

4995
 

4
Makarova, Ekaterina

7045

5
Wozniacki, Caroline

4735
 

4
Vesnina, Elena

7045

6
IŠafárová, Lucie

3361
 

6
Šafárová, Lucie

6522

7
Pliskova, Karolina

3335
 

7
Mladenovic, Kristina

4975

8
Muguruza, Garbine

3315
 

8
Black, Cara

4714

9
Ivanovic, Ana

3311
 

9
Pennetta, Flavia

4605

10
Suárez-Navarro,Carla

3190
 

10
Srebotnik, Katarina

4180

ATP Men's Tennis Rankings

SINGLES: Andy Murray moves up a notch to 2 while Roger Federer moves down to 3. Nadal trades places with Cilic,
from 9 to 8. Big winner in the Top 100: Jeremy Chardy moves 22 points to 27. Ernests Gulbis moves up 19 to 68.
DOUBLES: Mergea goes down 2 notches while both Bolelli and Bopanna move up 1. Biggest jump: Rafa Nadal up 25 to 94.

 

No.
SINGLES

POINTS
 

No.
 DOUBLES

POINTS

1
Djokovic, Novak

14265
 

1
Bryan, Bob

11370

2
Murray, Andy

8660
 

1
Bryan, Mike

11370

3
Federer, Roger

8065
 

3
Melo, Marcelo

7410

4
Nishikori, Kei

6385
 

4
Dodig, Ivan

7095

5
Wawrinka, Stan

5575
 

5
Tecau, Horia

6780

6
Berdych, Tomas

5140
 

6
Rojer, Jean-Julien

6780

7
Ferrer, David

3695
 

7
Fognini, Fabio

4780

8
Nadal, Rafael

3680
 

8
Bolelli, Simone

4510

9
Cilic, Marin

3505
 

9
Bopanna, Rohan

4430

10
Raonic, Milos

2925
 

10
Mergea, Florin

4400

 

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WESTERN & SOUTHERN OPEN
CINCINNATI, USA
AUG 17 - AUG 23

TOURNAMENT INFO
Tier - Premier
Prize Money: $2,400,490
Surface: Hard
Tournament Director: Vince Cicero
Draw: S-56 D-24

SINGLES SEEDS

  • 1 Serena Williams (USA)
  • 2 Maria Sharapova (RUS)
  • 3 Simona Halep (ROU)
  • 4 Petra Kvitova (CZE)
  • 5 Caroline Wozniacki (DEN)
  • 6 Ana Ivanovic (SRB)
  • 7 Lucie Safarova (CZE)
  • 8 Karolina Pliskova (CZE)
  • 9 Garbine Muguruza (ESP)
  • 10 Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP)
  • 11 Angelique Kerber (GER)
  • 12 Timea Bacsinszky (SUI)
  • 13 Agnieszka Radwanska (POL)
  • 14 Elina Svitolina (UKR)
  • 15 Andrea Petkovic (GER)
  • 16 Sara Errani (ITA)

Plus: Stephens, V.Williams, Stosur, Bouchard, Cibulkova, Azarenka, Hantuchova

DOUBLES SEEDS

  • 1 Martina Hingis (SUI) / Sania Mirza (IND)
  • 2 Timea Babos (HUN) /Kristina Mladenovic (FRA)
  • 3 Caroline Garcia (FRA) / Katarina Srebotnik (SLO)
  • 4 Casey Dellacqua (AUS) / Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ)
  • 5 Racquel Kops-Jones (USA) /Anastasia Rodionova (AUS)
  • 6 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) Lucie Safarova (CZE)
  • 7 Andrea Hlavackova (CZE) / Lucie Hradecka (CZE)
  • 8 Garbine Muguruza (ESP) / Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP)

Plus: Errani/Pennetta, Bencic/Pliskova, Knapp/Vinci

LAST YEAR SINGLES CHAMPION
Serena Williams (USA)

LAST YEAR DOUBLES CHAMPIONS
Raquel Kops-Jones (USA) / Abigail Spears (USA)

 

WESTERN & SOUTHERN OPEN
CINCINNATI, USA
AUG 16 - AUG 23

TOURNAMENT INFO
Tier - Masters 1000
Prize Money: $4,457,065
Surface: Hard
Tournament Director: Vince Cicero
Draw: S-56 D-24

SINGLES SEEDS

  • 1 Nova Djokovic (SRB)
  • 2 Roger Federer (SUI)
  • 3 Andy Murray (GBR)
  • 4 Kei Nishikori (JPN) - withdrawn
  • 5 Stan Wawrinka (SUI)
  • 6 Tomas Berdych (CZE)
  • 7 Marin Cilic (CRO)
  • 8 Rafa Nadal (ESP)
  • 9 Milos Raonic (CAN)
  • 10 Gilles Simon (FRA)
  • 11 John Isner (USA)
  • 12 Richard Gasquet (FRA)
  • 13 David Goffin (BEL)
  • 14 Gael Monfils (FRA)
  • 15 Kevin Anderson (RSA)
  • 16 Grigor Dimitrov (BUL)
  • 17 (Q) Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR).

Plus: Tsonga, Thiem, Tomic, Sock, Kyrgios, Fish

DOUBLES SEEDS

  • 1 Bob Bryan (USA) / Mike Bryan (USA)
  • 2 Ivan Dodig (CRO) / Marcelo Melo (BRA)
  • 3 Jean-Julien Roger (FRA) / Hona Tecau (ROU)
  • 4 Simone Bolelli (ITA) / Fabio Fognini (ITA)
  • 5 Rohan Bopanna (IND) / Florin Mergea (ROU)
  • 6 Marcin Matkowski (POL) / Nenad Zimonjic (SRB)
  • 7 Jamie Murray (GBR) / John Peers (AUS)
  • 8 Vasek Pospisil

Plus: Monfils/Tsonga, Anderson/Chardy, Berdych/Fish, Johnson/Querrey

LAST YEAR SINGLES CHAMPION
Novak Djokovic (SRB)

LAST YEAR DOUBLES CHAMPIONS
Bob Bryan (USA) / Mike Bryan (USA)


Charlie Pasarell?

HISTORY (from the International Tennis Hall of Fame)

CITIZENSHIP: USA
BORN: February 10, 1944 (71)
PLACE OF BIRTH: San Juan, Puerto Rico
PLAYED: Right-handed

 

 

 



Photo: Wikipedia


Photo: International Tennis Hall of Fame

Amongst the players who launched their career prior to the Open Era, Charlie Pasarell was a big-serving, stylish player with textbook motion and delivery who slugged it out against the game’s finest, including Dennis Ralston, Arthur Ashe, Stan Smith, Roy Emerson, Tony Roche, and Poncho Gonzales. While perhaps not the most well-known in that group of luminaries, Pasarell was a sensational junior player, the champion of his native Puerto Rico six times in the 1950s and a star on the U.S. junior circuit who racked up numerous titles at such premier events as the Orange Bowl and U.S. Junior Championships.

As a professional, Pasarell won 23 singles championships on grass, clay and hard court – defeating all of the aforementioned players – and 30 doubles titles. While Grand Slam trophies eluded him, he was a quarterfinalist at both Wimbledon (1976) and the U.S. National Championships (1965) and made concerted, third-round runs at the Australian Open (1976, 1977) and French Open (1973). In doubles play, he advanced to the finals of the U.S. National Men’s Doubles Championship in 1965.

Photo: International Tennis Hall of Fame

Every tennis player has at least one career-defining match, and Pasarell’s came in 1969 when he and Gonzales slugged it out in the former longest match in Wimbledon history relative to games played and time – 5 hours, 12 minutes. That mark lasted 41 years until John Isner and Nicolas Mahut eclipsed it in 2010, slogging through 183 games over three days (official match time was listed as 8 hours, 11 minutes). For Pasarell, it was match of age (Gonzales was 41) against youth (Pasarell was 25) and the veritable Gonzales came back from being two sets down to seize victory, 22-24, 1-6, 16-14, 6-3, 11-9.

A native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, Pasarell honed his talents at UCLA, playing on a team with Arthur Ashe. Pasarell won both the 1966 NCAA singles and doubles title and was the No. 1 ranked American player. That stature was solidified when in 1967 he became the first man in more than 30 years to win the U.S. National Indoors in back-to-back years.

Insiders know exactly how fluent and skilled Pasarell was between the lines. He represented the United States in Davis Cup competition five times and was a member of the 1968 championship team over Australia. In 1972, Pasarell, along with Donald Dell, Jack Kramer, and Cliff Drysdale formed the Association of Tennis Professionals, an organization serving the interests of tour players in the Open Era. He served ably on the ATP board throughout the 1970s, serving as a tournament representative on the board of the Men’s International Professional Tennis Council, and in 1990 became a board member on the ATP World Tour until 2010.

Off the court, Pasarell became a top-flight tournament director in 1981, managing the Indian Wells Masters, now known as the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, CA. Prior to Pasarell’s arrival, the event was struggling and in danger of being removed from the region. Under Pasarell's leadership, the event has grown to be the largest two-week combined ATP and WTA tennis tournament in the world and the most well-attended tennis event after the four Grand Slams. The tournament has grown from 30,000 attendees to more than 456,000, and the television broadcast has grown from reaching 25 million homes to more than one billion homes worldwide. The growth has necessitated new, state-of-the-art tennis facilities, taking the venue from a 7,500-seat stadium court to a 24-court, 54-acre complex including a 16,100-seat main stadium, an 8,000-seat Stadium 2, several smaller stadiums, and 44 luxury suites.


Photo: BNP Paribas Open

Long before Pasarell retired from the tour, he worked toward advancing the game. In 1969, he and close friend Arthur Ashe, along with Sheridan Snyder, launched the National Junior Tennis League, an organization whose mission was to impact at-risk children by introducing them to tennis. The program is the largest grassroots tennis program in the United Sates, with more than 650 chapters.


Photo: (from left) Larry Ellison, Ray Moore, Charlie Pasarell

Pasarell has worked with the Tennis Channel as an analyst and in addition to his place in Newport, he’s been inducted into the Intercollegiate Men’s Tennis Hall of Fame, the Southern California Tennis Association Hall of Fame and was elected to the UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame in 2012.


Photo: The Desert Sun (behind Charlie: Stan Smith)


Career Achievements

US Davis Cup Team - Championship Team, 1968
Contributions

Co-Founder of the ATP and NJTL
Tournament Director, BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells
FUN FACTS

He was honored with a Palm Springs Walk of Stars in March 2001, joining such entertainment legends as Bob Hope, Marilyn Monroe, Phyllis Diller, Rock Hudson and President Ronald Reagan.


Photo: Rich Neher


STATS

Top Ranking
World No. 11 (1966)

Grand Slam Results
Three-time finalist

Career Titles
Singles: 23
Doubles: 30

Career Record
Singles: 201-220
Doubles: 236-201

Davis Cup
United States Team Member 1966, 1967, 1968, 1974
United States Championship Team Member 1968
Overall Record: 6-1
Singles Record: 3-0
Doubles Record: 3-1

GRAND SLAM BEST RESULTS

Doubles
French Championships: F (1970)
U.S. Nationals: F (1965, 1969)

 

\Contributions to Tennis
Launched the National Junior Tennis League with Arthur Ashe- 1969
Along with Donald Dell, Jack Kramer, and Cliff Drysdale formed the Association of Tennis Professionals- 1972
ATP board throughout the 1970s
Board member of the ATP World Tour 1990-2010
Revived Indian Wells Tournament, 1981
Indian Wells (now BNP Paribas Open) Tournament Director until 2009

TODAY
At the end of 2011, Pasarell left his position with the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Over more than three and a half decades his incredible vision and foresight helped shape the event into what it has become today.

Charlie moved back to Puerto Rico and helped his brother Stanley (photo below on the left) develop and build Royal Isabela, a luxury $100 million golf community and private membership club which opened in 2012 after 10 years of hard work. Royal Isabela, which stretches along 426 oceanfront acres on top of cliffs that soar from 150 to 350 feet above the ocean, is the Pasarells’ gift to Puerto Rico. They became golfers after their tennis-playing days were over and vowed to develop a world-class golf course and exceptional community on their native island.

It took 10 years to find the land, secure permits, and build the wide variety of amenities, which include the golf course (designed with architect David Pfaff), clubhouse, 20 luxury casitas, restaurant and tennis courts. There also are 28 home sites on property and room for up to 50 fairway villas.


Photo: PR Web

Tournament abbreviations

WC
= wildcard (given by the tournament to a player that could not get in on their ranking, or did not enter in time.

PR = protected ranking. This is used when a player has been out for a certain period of time due to injury (I think it's at least 6 months) and their ranking slips down to where they wouldn't get in on their current ranking.

Q = Qualifier.

A = Alternate. Used in qualifying when a player withdraws before their first match. Also used in main draw if there was no qualifying draw and the draw was full before the player withdrew.

LL = Lucky loser. A player that loses in qualifying (usually the final round unless none of the final round losers sign the lucky loser list) and gets into main draw when a main draw player withdraws before their first match.

SE = Special exempt. A player who signed into qualifying of a tournament, but was still playing in the previous week's tournament at the time the qualifying draw was done. This player can get a special exempt into the main draw the following week.

 

 

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