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Thailand Open



Thailand Open

Thailand Open is a sporting event that takes place every year, it is ATP Tour part and in 2010 it was the eighth edition, between September 25 and October 3.

Some of the biggest names of the male tennis played at the Thailand Open over the 8 years.

Paradorn is one of them; he offered a great show to his fans making from the first edition a huge success.

This first edition was not just a chance for Paradorn to show what he can do to his Thai fans; other two tennis stars were present on the inaugural edition:


Juan Carlo Ferrero, from Spain, world’s number one at that time, and Carlos Moya, another top 10 tennis player.


Paradorn got in to the quarter final, Ferrero was beaten in the first final by Taylor Dent from America who went home with the title. At the double category, Andy Ram and Jonathon Erlich from Israel won the first title. The second edition of the Thailand Open took place in 2004 and was even more spectacular, with more spectators and with the world’s number 1 and number 2: Andy Roddick and Roger Federer.


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Marat Safin from Russia, also from the top 5 said yes to the invitation. There were two fascinating semi-finals, between Federer and Paradorn and between Roddick and Safin.


The final was between Federer and Roddick and the first mentioned was the winner.

In the next year of the Thailand Open Federer came to defend the won title against Tommy Haas from Germany and Lleyton Hewitt from Austria.


The real surprise of the edition was Andy Murray who made his first final in a ATP Tour after an interesting match with Federer.


After 2 years from the first edition of the Thailand Open, in 2006, more top names were present for the totally joy of the public.Ivan Ljubicic - world’s number 3, James Blake – world’s number 9, Tim Henman, Paradorn, Murray, Ferrero and Safin. The final was disputed between Blake and Ljubicic and the one who took the trophy was James Blake.


One year later, the singles final had as protagonists Benjamin Becker from Germany and Dmitry Tursunov who won the match.


The local twins Sanchai and Sonchai Ratiwatana were the real surprise of the edition. They beaten Michael Llodra and Nicolas Mahut and took the ATP Tour title at double in front of 10.000 ecstatic people.


In 2008, the final was disputed by Jo-Wilfried Tsonga from France and Novak Djokovic; the winner was Tsonga who took his first ATP title.


He returned in 2009 when the other participants were Marat Safin, Gilles Simon, Ernests Gulbis and John Isner.

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At the double, Rejeev Ram and Eric Butorac won the prize and Simon won the year’s first title. The winner of the 2010 Thailand Open is Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, who beaten Jarkko Nieminen from Finland. It is Lopez’s second ATP title. The official ceremony was preside by the Thailand’s prime minister and a troupe of 33 men had a traditional drum performance.



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