ATP WORLD TOUR THIS WEEK – Andre Begemann and Leander Paes are playing this week the ATP World Tour tournament in Shenzhen. 1. Round: playing against Malek Jaziri/Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (Tunesia/Spain).
ST. PETERSBURG – Andre Begemann and Leander Paes lost the final in St. Petersburg after a real thriller. 6:4, 3:6, 10:12 was the final result, Bege and Leander missed to close the match at 9:8 in champions tiebreak against Dominic Inglot and Henri Kontinen (Great Britain/Finland). Here is the way into the ATP-World-Tour-Final of St. Petersburg: 1st round: 6:2, 6:4 over Serbias Janko Tipsarevic and Viktor Troicki; Quarterfinals: 6:3, 7:5 against Purav Raja and Divij Sharan (India). Semifinals: 6:3, 7:6 against Mikhail Elgin and Alexander Kudryavtsev from Russia.
SZCZECIN – In Szczecin, Poland Andre Begemann covered his third ATP-Challenger-title in 2016, partnering Aleksandr Bury (Belarus). Three wins and one walkover: 6:3, 6:4 over Dustin Brown/Artem Sitak (Germany/Neuseeland), 6:3, 6:7, 10:6 over Purav Raja/Divij Sharan (India), walkover against Inigo Cervantes/Albert Montanes (Spain) and 7:6, 6:7, 10:4 over the Swedes Johan Brunstrom/Andreas Siljestrom.
WINSTON-SALEM – Andre Begemann missed in Winston-Salem his first ATP-World-Tour-tile partering Indias Leander Paes. After wins over Chris Guccione/Andre Sa (Australia/Brasil/6:4, 6:4), Lukasz Kubot/Nenad Zimonjic (Poland/Serbia/6:4, 6:4) and Robert Lindstedt/Aisam Ul-Haq-Qureshi (Schweden/Pakistan/1:6, 7:6, 10:4) they reached the final. Unfortunately they lost the final match against Guillermo Garcia-Lopez/Henri Kontinen (Spain/Finland) very, very close with 6:4, 6:7, 8:10.
CORDENONS – Second ATP-Challenger-title for Andre Begemann after his combeck in July. In the italian Cordenons Bege won the trophy with Belarus` player Aleksandr Bury. 6:3, 6:4 over Juan Ignacio Galarza/Leonardo Mayer (Argentina), 6:1, 6:2 over Daniel Gimeno-Traver/Carlos Taberner (Spain), 6:4, 6:7, 10:6 over Hans Podlipnik-Catsllo/Igor Zelenay (Chile/Slovakia) and finally 5:7, 6:4, 11:9 over Roman Jebavy/Zdenek Kolar (Czech Republic).