trophy watch: beijing goes big, orbs in japan, and a little slice of belgium



Frenchie Adrian Mannarino (Troy!) took out Steve Darcis in straight sets to take this little slice of the Ethias Tennis Trophy in Mons, Belgium.

At the Rakuten Japan Open in Tokyo, Rafael Nadal beat Gael Monfils 6-1, 7-5 to grab his first post-US Open title this year. (He lost to Gigi Lopez in the Bangkok semis last week.)

On the doubles side, Eric Butorac and former Bruin Jean-Julien Rojer won the final match against Fila boys Dmitry Tursunov and Andreas Seppi. Two snaps to Prince and Nike for coordinating the colors on the kits of the winning team.

And in Beijing, rain-delayed finals didn’t produce any upsets, with defending champ Djokovic and Wozniacki fending off Ferrer and Zvonareva. Caro takes her second trophy this week (the first for reaching the world No. 1 ranking by overcoming break advantages from Vera in the first set. (The Russian even won the second set.) Both ladies can take this performance as a confidence boost going into the women’s year-end championships, held in Doha.

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Comments

  1. Oh, Gael. What is with that man weave?!

  2. New wta list:

    1 1 Wozniacki, Caroline 11/07/90 DEN 7675 23
    2 2 Williams, Serena 26/09/81 USA 6855 13
    3 3 Zvonareva, Vera 07/09/84 RUS 6165 20
    4 4 Williams, Venus 17/06/80 USA 5715 15
    5 5 Clijsters, Kim 08/06/83 BEL 5325 14
    6 6 Schiavone, Francesca 23/06/80 ITA 5035 22
    7 7 Jankovic, Jelena 28/02/85 SRB 4855 21
    8 8 Stosur, Samantha 30/03/84 AUS 4612 19
    9 9 Dementieva, Elena 15/10/81 RUS 4335 20
    10 10 Azarenka, Victoria 31/07/89 BLR 3835 20

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