Challenger Tiburon Live
The Challenger Tour is back on the American subcontinent again this week, as the Wells Fargo Bank Tiburon Challenger will be played in California.
Veteran German Benjamin Becker has been given the first seed, following his performance in the Ohio Challenger. He was the runner-up there, losing to Mikael Torpegaard in the final. Prior to that, he played in the US Open series, where he lost in the first round of all the events on the docket. 23 year old American Bjorn Fratangelo has been seeded second, who will be playing in his first tournament since the US Open this month. Given that his most recent recent remarkable feat came in the Aptos Challenger in August, where he was the semi-finalist, it will be intriguing to see how far he can go here. His compatriot Tim Smyczek is the third seed, who will be playing in his first Challenger event since the Winnipeg one in July. Like Fratangelo, he too has been in a poor form recently.
Lastly, the youngest of the seeds is the 18 year old Frances Tiafoe, who has got a wonderful opportunity here to repeat his heroics from Granby Challenger, where he was the champion. He was also the runner-up in couple of other Challenger events, making him here a worthy contender.
Posted: 28th September 2015
This year s Tiburon Challenger will be the ninth edition in tournament history. With its $100,000 total prize money, the Tiburon offers a nice compromise for those who could not get into the main draw of the Open d’ Orleans, which is clearly the bigger Challenger level event during this week.
While not as prestigious, this did not stop the Tiburon organizers to lure in some truly special talent in recent years. Having held in Tiburon, California, the event has the advantage of being able to bring in quality American players. For example, last year’s champion was Sam Querrey who is a seven-time ATP titlist so far peaking at the 17th position (January, 2011). But we could mention Jack Sock as well, who has already managed to win an ATP title this year (his maiden victory at that level) in Houston, in the final defeating his above mentioned compatriot. Not only that, but the organizers have managed to bring in players like Ivo Karlovic from Europe. The Croat is a six-time ATP titlist who has been in as many as 14 ATP finals throughout his illustrious career. While the organizers have managed to pull off some amazing things in the past as far as the strength of the main draw went, this feels like an off-year, as there is not a single ATP titlist in the main draw.
The top seed will be Denis Kudla, followed by Kyle Edmund, Tim Smyczek, Dustin Brown and another home player, the 23-year-old former tennis prodigy Ryan Harrison who is yet to have his breakthrough at the ATP level.
Posted: 6th October 2014
The 2014 Tiburon Challenger is a professional and elite tennis tournament held in United States. The tournament is played on the hard courts and it is the 8th edition of the tournament that is the part of 2014 Association Of Tennis Professional Challenger Tour. The tournament is scheduled to be held in Tiburon, United States from 6th October till 12th October, 2014.
2014 Tiburon Challenger has unleashed a lot of talent in United States as people here love watching tennis. Game of tennis has gathered a lot of interest and success among the locals. Every year this tournament is held and many players from different countries come to make it even more interesting to watch. A total of eight different players from four countries are participating in the tournament to fancy their chances for winning the championship. All the players are highly motivated and enthusiastic to win the tournament for their countries. Their commitment for the game has made this tournament even more exciting to watch.
Last year it was Peter Polansky of Canada who was able to underpin all his opponent to win the title and prize money of $100,000.
Posted: 7th October 2013
Tennis frenzy blasts for the seventh time in Tiburon, United States as ATP Challenger Tour begins on the 7th of October. According to the pre-determined schedule, the Tour will be about six days, ending on the 13th. The matches are to be played on hard courts. The announced prize money amounts to a $100,000.
The tournament seems, so far, to be particularly dominated by USA players. Approximately seven players from the United States of America have popped up on the list of players that has been released to the press. The 2012 champion of the tournament, and this year’s defending champion, Jack Sock, also belongs to the USA. A single player comes all the way from Australia to take glory away from the homeland. Matthew Ebden (Aus) is the 2012 champion of the Atlanta Open, and this year hopes to ass Tiburon trophy to his records as well. While the advertisements create a hue and cry over the internet and sports channels, the directors of the tour have expressed high hopes and positive expectations from the public. The response this year seems to be larger than those of the previous years.
The ticket hotline is, at this time, still available for anyone who wishes to drop in at the last moment.
Posted: 8th October 2012
On the ATP Challenger Tour, there is a tournament that will happen in Tiburon, California in the United States. This event will be played on hard courts for $100,000 and will join a few other tournaments on the ATP Challenger Tour. There is a $125,000 hard court tournament that will be played in Tashkent, Uzbekistan first of all, and then there are a couple of smaller tournaments. One of them is also on hard courts in Rennes, France for 42,500 Euros and then there will be an event in San Juan, Argentina played on clay courts.
This week's tournament is called the First Republic Bank Tiburon Challenger, and it is on hard courts made of plexipave, held from the 8th of October to the 14th. The winner will get 100 points and $14,400 while the finalist will get 60 points and $8,480. semifinalists each get $5,020 and 35 points. The top seed in this tournament is Benjamin Becker, with James Blake in second and Ryan Sweeting in third. Wayne Odesnik is in fourth place. Matteo Viola is fifth, with Tim Smyczek in sixth. Denis Kudla and Bobby Reynolds are seventh and eighth.
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Posted: 26th September 2016
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