BNP Paribas Istanbul Open, Istanbul, Turkey, ATP 250

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  1. Billie

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    DATE: Apr 25 - May 1, 2016
    SURFACE: Clay
    PRIZE MONEY: €426,530
    FIELD SIZE: 28
    2015 CHAMPION: Roger Federer (not defending)

    Seeds:

    1 B. Tomic
    2 G. Dimitrov
    3 I. Karlovic
    4 F. Delbonis
    5 M. Granollers
    6 J. Vesely
    7 T. Gabashvili
    8 A. Ramos-Vinolas

    The TEB BNP Paribas Istanbul Open. the first ever ATP World Tour event in Turkey, debuted in 2015 at the spectacular Koza World of Sports facility, which is promoted as the largest tennis academy in the world. The centre court provides seating for 7,500 people. Two other clay show courts raise available seating to 9,500 and the clubhouse features a fitness centre, spa, swimming pool and restaurant.

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    Istanbul, Turkey, Europe and Asia

    Founded: Ottoman Turks captured present-day Istanbul (formerly known as Constantinople and before that as Byzantium) in 1453.
    Location: Istanbul, Turkey, is the only city in the world that sits on two continents: Europe and Asia. The city lies on both sides of the Bosporus channel and the Sea of Marmara, which connect the Black Sea to the Mediterranean. On the European side of the Bosporus, old Istanbul developed on the western side of the narrow Golden Horn, a canal about 4 miles in length that empties into the Bosporus.
    Flag: White emblem on a red field.
    Time Zone: 3 pm = noon Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
    Ethnic Composition: About 99% of Istanbul residents are Muslim Turks, two-thirds of them Sunni. The rest are Alevi, a sect similar to Shiism. Christian and Jewish minorities continue to shrink in numbers.
    Elevation: Approximately 600m (2,000 ft) above sea level
    Climate: Istanbul has a Mediterranean climate with cool, wet winters and dry, hot summers. The prevailing northeast winds, or poyraz, come from the Black Sea, sometimes bringing extreme cold to the city. At times, the cold winds have frozen the Golden Horn and the Bosporus.
    Temperature: Temperatures average about 40.5° F (4.7°C) in January and about 73°F (22.8°C) in July.
    Average Annual Precipitation: About 31.5 inches, with most falling in the winter
    Government: A mayor appointed by the President of the Republic
    Weights and Measures: Standard metric
    Monetary Units: The Turkish lira. It comes in notes of 50,000; 100,000; 500,000; 1,000,000 and 5,000,000. Coins come in denominations of 5,000; 10,000; 25,000 and 50,000.

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    Thanks for the write up Billie. I've never been to Turkey but Istanbul is a place I wouldn't mind checking out.
     
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    The Draw:

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    Yes, it is a must see city, but with everything going on now and with the threat of terrorism, their travel industry must be suffering.
     
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    Albert Ramos-Vinolas DEFEATS Adrian Mannarino 7/5 6/1
    Roberto Carballes Baena DEFEATS Marsel Ilhan 6/2 6/4
    Dusan Lajovic DEFEATS Renzo Olivo 7/5 6/4
    Diego Schwartzman DEFEATS Facundo Bagnis 6/1 6/4
    Dudi Sela DEFEATS Andrey Rublev 6/3 6/2
    Adrian Ungur DEFEATS Filip Krajinovic 6/3 6/3
     
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    Results:

    Grigor Dimitrov DEFEATS Adrian Ungur 7/5 4/6 7/5
    Federico Delbonis DEFEATS Dudi Sela 6/3 2/6 6/4
    Jiri Vesely DEFEATS Roberto Carballes Baena 6/7(5) 6/2 6/2
    Albert Ramos-Vinolas DEFEATS Karen Khachanov 4/6 6/1 6/0
    Illya Marchenko DEFEATS Maximo Gonzalez 6/3 3/6 6/1
     
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    Grigor Dimitrov DEFEATS Adrian Ungur 7/5 4/6 7/5

     
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    Dimitrov was 2 points away from being out against Ungur, ranked 194, aged 31. He'll pulled it out, but pffft.
     
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    Tomic wasn't as lucky, he was beaten handily by Schwartzman 6:2 6:2 o_O
     
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    Even though I continue to have my doubts about Tomic, he's not really made for clay, and Schwartman is, so not a surprise.
     
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    Is he so bad on clay? I didn't notice it before.
     
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    I'm not expert on Tomic, but he seems to be made more for HC/grass. He's not a fabulous mover. TBH, I'm not sure what he's great at. But I don't pick him for clay. If nothing else, it takes patience.
     
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    not sure what he's great at.....:laugh:
     
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    Jesely v Dimitrov may be interesting - not an easy match for Grigor at all.
     
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    Quarter Final Results Wire

    (2) Grigor Dimitrov bt (6) Jiri Vesely 7/6(1) 6/1
    (3) Ivo Karlovic bt (5) Marcel Granollers 7/6(2) 6/7(5) 6/4
    (4) Federico Delbonis bt (8) Albert Ramos-Vinolas 7/6(6) 6/4
    Diego Schwartzman bt Damir Dzumhur 5/7 7/6(4) 6/2



     
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    (2) Grigor Dimitrov bt (6) Jiri Vesely 7/6(1) 6/1

     
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    (4) Federico Delbonis bt (8) Albert Ramos-Vinolas 7/6(6) 6/4

     
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