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