Basilashvili Claims Back-To-Back Hamburg Open Crowns

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(Photo credit: Edgar Wasseige) HAMBURG- The final day at the 2019 Hamburg Open saw defending champion Nikoloz Basilashvili taking on the Russian underdog Andrey Rublev. It was the pair’s second meeting, with Basilashvili beating Rublev emphatically in straight sets earlier in the season. History was also on the line for both players. Rublev was attempting to become […] READ MORE


Hamburg Open Semifinal Day: Basilashvili Haunts Zverev; Reaches Final

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HAMBURG- A near-full capacity crowd today here at the Am Rothenbaum as four top players competed for a place in the prestigious final of the Hamburg Open. Both semifinals were both highly enthralling and competitive. Hamburg-born Alexander Zverev was clearly the crowd favourite as he played the defending champion, Nikoloz Basilashvili. The other semifinal match […] READ MORE


Hamburg Quarterfinal Day: Thiem Tumbles, Zverev Survives

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HAMBURG– A total of 8,000 fans flocked into the Am Rothenbaum today to watch some enthralling quarterfinal matchups here at the Hamburg Open as the top four seeds competed for a place in the semifinals of the prestigious tournament. Day 6 here at the Hamburg Open featured the top seed, Dominic Thiem, hometown favourite Alexander […] READ MORE


Meet the Woman Behind the Hamburg German Open

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HAMBURG– The old saying goes “behind every great man is a great woman,” but it is safe to say for the 2019 Hamburg German Open it should be said “behind every great tournament is a great woman.” Tournament director Sandra Reichel here at the Hamburg European Open is currently one of the few female tournament […] READ MORE


German Open Day 3: Thiem Triumphs, No Major Upsets

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HAMBURG- A scorching hot third day, with the temperatures reaching nearly 100-degrees Fahrenheit at midday, at the 2019 German Open featured some marquee names such as the top seed Dominic Thiem, the defending champion Nikoloz Basilashvili and French veterans Jeremy Chardy and Richard Gasquet. Some players struggled with the conditions, but the biggest names managed to come […] READ MORE


Dominic Thiem: Tennis Star and Football Fan

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HAMBURG– Dominic Thiem now has many accolades on clay, and these include having beaten Rafael Nadal at least once on the surface for four consecutive seasons, capturing nine ATP singles titles on the surface, two French Open finals, and many more. The top seed here at Hamburg dispatched Pablo Cuevas in straight sets, 6-3 7-6, to […] READ MORE


Hamburg Open Day 1: Molleker Moves On, Other Germans Struggle

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HAMBURG– It was a cloudy and rainy first day here at the 2019 Hamburg Open. However, play was not interrupted and plenty of action was played on both Centre Court and the outside courts at the Am Rothenbaum. Day 1 featured both the oldest player in the draw, 35-year-old Philipp Kohlschreiber, and the youngest player, […] READ MORE