Chopped liver? Leave it to ZooTennis to remind us that there is a world outside of Indian Wells in early March. For instance, the early round men’s losers at the season’s first combined event had a chance to redeem themselves at the BMW Tennis Championships in Sunrise, Fla.
On the list: Kei Nishikori, Jarko Nieminen, Sebastien Grosjean, Gilles Simon, Potito Starace, Michael Llodra, Andreas Seppi, Nicolas Mahut, Janko Tipsarevic, Marin Cilic, Nicolas Kiefer, Marc Gicquel, Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, Vince Spadea, and Jurgen Melzer.
In singles, Robin Haase defeated Grosjean 5-7, 7-5, 6-1.
And in doubles, Janko and Desan Vemic beat Kristof Vliegen and Peter Wessels 6-2, 7-6 (5).
Scorelines: See all the results here.
More pictures! Janko (in sleeveless Fila), Jurgen Melzer, Jarko Nieminen, and Fernando Gonzalez after the cut…
(awards ceremony photo by Henk Abbink; all photos from sunrisetennis.com)