2011 Optima Open recap – part 2
Second part of my Optima Open recap. First part here.
Henri Leconte vs Carlos Moya
A really entertaining match, with the fanciful Leconte at his best: he interacts and jokes with the crowd and plays some incredible tennis. It was really Henri’s one man show.
Moya wins in 2 disputed sets 7-6 (5) 7-5.
Mats Wilander vs Richard Krajicek
Krajicek lost to Moya in final in straight sets 3-6 2-6. Second title for the Spaniard on the Seniors Tour after his victory in Sao Paulo in May.
The third/fourth place play-off was won by Guy Forget, who beat former World No.1 Mats Wilander.
I really had a great time at the Optima Open and hope to come back next year.
Note for the tournament director: if you could invite Edberg, Rafter and Safin it would be even better!
Next stop of the Champions Tour: Chengdu, China for the third annual Chengdu Open at the Sichuan International Tennis Centre (October 27-30). The Trophée Lagardère was supposed to take place in Paris from September 30th to October 2nd but apparently it has been cancelled as it has completely disappeared from the ATP Champions Tour homepage.