US Open 2015 Trophy Winners

Novak Djokovic

 

Novak Djokovic defeated Roger Federer 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 in US Open 2015 men’s singles final and won his third Grand Slam title of 2015.

In women’s singles, Flavia Pennetta defeated Roberta Vinci 7-6, 6-2 in the first ever all-Italian Grand Slam final.

Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut defeated Jamie Murray and John Peers 6-4, 6-4 and lifted the trophy in men’s doubles category.

Women’s doubles were won by Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis, who beat Casey Dellacqua and Yaroslava Shvedova 6-4, 6-4 in the championship match.

Hingis also won mixed doubles in pair with Leander Paes, after defeating Bethanie Matterk-Sands and Sam Querrey 6-4, 3-6, 10-7.

Taylor Harry Fritz won boys’ singles event after beating Tommy Paul 6-2, 6-7, 6-2 in the final.

The event in boys’ doubles was won by Felix Auger-Aliassime and Denis Shapovalov, who won against Brandon Holt and Riley Smith 7-5, 7-6 in the championship match.

 Dalma Galfi

Girls’ singles of US Open 2015 was won by Dalma Galfi, who defeated Sofia Kenin 7-5, 6-4.

Viktoria Kuzmova and Aleksandra Pospelova won girls’ doubles, after defeating Anna Kalinskaya and Anastasia Potapova 7-5, 6-2 in the final match.

Pat Cash and Mark Philippoussis defeated Michael Chang and Todd Martin 6-2, 6-1 in the final match of men’s champions invitational legends tournament.

Women’s champions invitational was won by Lindsay Davenport and Mary Joe Fernandez, who beat Tracy Austin and Gigi Fernandez without playing the final.

In the wheelchair events, singles competition was won by Shingo Kunieda, who defeated Stephane Koudet in yet another Grand Slam final. This time, it was 6-7, 6-3, 6-2.

In men’s doubles, Stephane Houdet lifted the trophy in pair with Gordon Reid, after beating Nicolas Peifer and Michael Jeremiasz 6-3, 6-1 in the final.

Jordanne Whiley lifted the trophy in women’s singles, defeating Yui Kamiji 6-4, 0-6, 6-1.

In women’s doubles, Jiske Griffioen and Aniek Van Koot defeated Marjolein Buis and Sabine Ellerbrock 7-6, 6-1.

In the wheelchair quad singles Dylan Alcott defeated David Wagner 6-1, 5-6, 7-5 in the final match of US Open 2015.

Nick Taylor and David Wagner lifted the trophy in the quad doubles after winning against Dylan Alcott and Andrew Lapthorne 4-6, 6-2, 10-7.

Popular Tennis Player Pat Cash

Pat Cash

Pat Cash, a former tennis player hailing from Australia, best known for winning the Wimbledon in 1987. He caught everyone’s eye as junior player where he topped the world ranking in 1981 and bagged the Wimbledon and US Open in 1982. He turned pro in 1982.

Cash had a hard fighting serve and volley playing style.

He also has the honor of becoming the youngest player ever to play in a Davis Cup final in 1983.

The following year in 1984, he reached the semi finals of both Wimbledon and the US Open.

Australia won the Davis Cup in 1986 over Sweden, courtesy of Pat Cash decisive play against Mikael Pernfors.

Cash reached the final of Australian Open in 1987 but lost to Stefan Edberg in five sets.

Pat Cash enormous strength as a player paid off when the golden moment of his career reached him. This moment was his Wimbledon win in 1987. He beat the likes of Mats WIlanders and Jimmy Connors in the quarter final and semi final to setup a final against the then world no. 1 Ivan Lendl. His form at the tournament can be fathomed by the fact that he lost only one set during the entire tournament.

Cash has 12 titles to his name. His career best ranking has been No. 4 seed. His win loss record currently stands at 174-110. Cash retired from tour in 1996 after claiming a doubles title at Pinehurst with Patrick Rafter. He still continues to play the legends tour of Wimbledon, ATP and Champions Cup.

Australian Open winners and runner-ups (male)- From 1980-1989

Pat Cash, Australian Open winners and runner-ups male, From 1980-1989

The Australian Open Tennis has been a center stage for many records over the time by different famous tennis players. The youngest player to have won Australian Open was Donald Young who was just 15 years and 191 days. Many Australian tennis players made their way to Australian Open but not everyone claimed the title. After Pat Cash who won the Australian Open title in 1987, it was Lleyton Hewitt was the first Australian tennis player to claim the title. Who ruled the era of 1980-1989 of Australian Open, here is the list:

Australian Open Tennis- 1980

  • Australian Open winner (male): Brian Teacher
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Kim Warwick

Australian Open Tennis- 1981

  • Australian Open winner (male):  Johan Kriek
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Steve Denton

Australian Open Tennis- 1982

  • Australian Open winner (male): Johan Kriek
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Steve Denton

Australian Open Tennis-1983 

  • Australian Open winner (male): Mats Wilander
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Ivan lendl

Australian Open Tennis- 1984

  • Australian Open winner (male): Mats Wilander
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Kevin Curren

Australian Open Tennis-1985

  • Australian Open winner (male): Stefan Edberg
  • Australian Open winner (male): Mats Wilander

Australian Open  Tennis wasn’t played in 1986

Australian Open Tennis-1987

  • Australian Open winner (male): Stefan Edberg
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Pat Cash

Australian Open Tennis-1988

  • Australian Open winner (male): Mats Wilander
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Pat Cash

Australian Open Tennis- 1989

  • Australian Open winner (male): Ivan Lendl
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Miloslav Mecir


Facts and information about the 2005 Australian Open Tennis

Facts and information about the 2005 Australian Open, Marat Safin, Lleyton Hewitt

Australian Open 2005 was special because the Australian super star tennis player Lleyton Hewitt made it into the finals and the two time runner-up, Marat Safin of Russia finally won the Australian Open final. It was in year 2004 where Safin defeated Agassi in a thrilling semi-final, later to play Federer in the final.

The year 2005 in the Australian Open tournament brought some very interesting facts and records which were not parts of tennis world previously. Here is a sneak peek into the information and facts about the 2005 Australian Open:

1)      One of the best female tennis player Serena Williams came strong in the 2005 Australian Open and won the title by defeating Davenport.

2)      Donald Young became the youngest tennis player to win the Australian Grand Slam title in the junior event. He was just 15 years and 19 days old.

3)      Samantha Stosur and Scott Draper won the mixed doubles title of the 2005 Australian Open.

4)      In the 2005 Australian Open women singles title, famous Indian tennis player Sania Mirza became the only Indian woman to reach the third round of this Grand Slam.

5)      Patty Schnyder defeated Dementieva. Along with her, another two seeded players Petrova and Anastasia Myskina were also bowed out.

6)      Russian tennis player Marat Safin gave away the first set so easily in the 2005 Australian Open men singles title final, but came back brilliantly later to claim it.

7)      After Pat Cash, who reached the Australian Open finals in 1987, it was the Australian tennis player Lleyton Hewitt who made his way into the final of Australian Open 2005.

Famous male tennis players: Stefan Edberg

Famous male tennis players: Stefan Edberg

Famous Swedish male tennis player Stefan Edberg began his professional tennis career in the junior’s circuit. He won all four junior Grand Slam tournament titles in 1983 to become the first to ever accomplish a “Junior Grand Slam”. By 1984, Edberg was his first top-level men’s singles competition in Milan. He also won in the 1984 Olympic, but received no medals as in that year as the sport was only an “exhibition”.

Stefan Edberg took home his first Grand Slam at the Australian Open. First, he beat one of the greatest tennis players, Mats Wilander to win in 1985 and then, in 1987, he defended his title with a win over Pat Cash on the grass courts. That was the last year for grass at the Australian Open. Then, in 1988, Edberg reached the first of what would be three consecutive Wimbledon men’s finals. There he met best ever tennis player, Boris Becker for the first time on the grass courts and won. The next year, Becker would win and in their third and final meeting, in 1990, Edberg battled back to beat Becker in a five set match. The French Open was the only Grand Slam event that denied Edberg a victory, and prevented him from taking home a “senior” Grand Slam to go with this Junior’s title. His last Grand Slam singles appearances were at the Australian open, a tournament where he’d once enjoyed tremendous success, in both 1992 and 1993.

Stefan Edberg played a fast-paced, hard-driving style of tennis and his game was best suited to fast-playing surfaces. Of his six Grand Slam titles, Stefan Edberg won four on grass (Wimbledon 1988 and 1990 and Australian Open 1985 and 1987) and two on hard courts (US Open 1991 and 1992).

His career accomplishments will certainly earn Stefan a place in tennis history. Those fortunate enough to have witnessed his rise to greatness will never forget this professional Swedish tennis player.