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BRD N%C4%83stase %C8%9Airiac Trophy
Romanian Open
Defunct tennis tournament
Event name Romanian Open / N?stase ?iriac Trophy
Tour ATP World Series
(1993-1997)
ATP International Series
(1998-2008)
ATP World Tour 250 series
(2009-2016)
Founded 1993
Abolished 2016
Editions 24
Location Bucharest, Romania
Surface Clay, outdoors

The Romanian Open (also known as the BRD N?stase ?iriac Trophy) was a professional men's tennis tournament played on outdoor clay courts. It was part of the ATP World Tour 250 series of the ATP Tour. It was held annually in Bucharest, Romania, since 1993. Its name is taken from Romania's famous tennis players Ilie N?stase and Ion ?iriac.

The tournament never saw a Romanian winner in singles (though the 2005 edition saw two Romanian players reaching the semifinals, and the 2007 edition saw Victor H?nescu reach the finals), but a Romanian pair (Andrei Pavel and Gabriel Trifu) took home the doubles title in 1998. Also, Horia Tec?u took three consecutive doubles titles at the tournament (2012, 2013 & 2014), each time with a different partner.

The organizers announced that from 2012, the ATP World Tour 250 series tournament would be scheduled to take place in April, thus ending a period of 19 years when it took place in the last week of September.[1]

The last edition of the tournament was in 2016, as ATP has relocated it to Budapest.[2]

Fernando Verdasco grabbed the title of the last Romanian Open in 2016.
Gilles Simon (winner in 2007, 2008 & 2012) holds the record in Bucharest, for the most titles (three).
Grigor Dimitrov clinched Bucharest crown in 2014.
David Ferrer won his first ATP title in Romania in 2002.
Goran Ivani?evi? was the winner of the first edition of the tournament in 1993.
Horia Tec?u (2012, 2013, 2014 & 2016) took a record of four doubles titles at the tournament, each time with a different partner.

Past finals

Singles

Doubles

Year Champions Runners-up Score
1993 Netherlands Menno Oosting
Belgium Libor Pimek
Romania George Cosac
Romania Ciprian Petre Porumb
7-6, 7-6
1994 Australia Wayne Arthurs
Australia Simon Youl
Spain Jordi Arrese
Spain José Antonio Conde
6-4, 6-4
1995 United States Mark Keil
United States Jeff Tarango
Czech Republic Cyril Suk
Czech Republic Daniel Vacek
6-4, 7-6
1996 Sweden David Ekerot
United States Jeff Tarango
South Africa David Adams
Netherlands Menno Oosting
7-6, 7-6
1997 Argentina Luis Lobo
Spain Javier Sánchez
Netherlands Hendrik Jan Davids
Argentina Daniel Orsanic
7-5, 7-5
1998 Romania Andrei Pavel
Romania Gabriel Trifu
Romania George Cosac
Romania Dinu Pescariu
7-6, 7-6
1999 Argentina Lucas Arnold Ker
Argentina Martín García
Germany Marc-Kevin Goellner
United States Francisco Montana
6-3, 2-6, 6-3
2000 Spain Alberto Martín
Israel Eyal Ran
United States Devin Bowen
Argentina Mariano Hood
7-6(7-4), 6-1
2001 Republic of Macedonia Aleksandar Kitinov
Sweden Johan Landsberg
Argentina Pablo Albano
Germany Marc-Kevin Goellner
6-4, 6-7(5-7), [10-6]
2002 Germany Jens Knippschild
Sweden Peter Nyborg
Spain Emilio Benfele Álvarez
Argentina Andrés Schneiter
6-3, 6-3
2003 Germany Karsten Braasch
Armenia Sargis Sargsian
Sweden Simon Aspelin
South Africa Jeff Coetzee
7-6(9-7), 6-2
2004 Argentina Lucas Arnold Ker
Argentina Mariano Hood
Argentina José Acasuso
Spain Óscar Hernández
7-6(7-5), 6-1
2005 Argentina José Acasuso
Argentina Sebastián Prieto
Romania Victor H?nescu
Romania Andrei Pavel
6-3, 4-6, 6-3
2006 Poland Mariusz Fyrstenberg
Poland Marcin Matkowski
Argentina Martín García
Peru Luis Horna
6-7(5-7), 7-6(7-5), [10-8]
2007 Austria Oliver Marach
Slovakia Michal Merti?ák
Argentina Martín García
Argentina Sebastián Prieto
7-6(7-2), 7-6(10-8)
2008 France Nicolas Devilder
France Paul-Henri Mathieu
Poland Mariusz Fyrstenberg
Poland Marcin Matkowski
2009 Czech Republic Franti?ek ?ermák
Slovakia Michal Merti?ák
Sweden Johan Brunström
Netherlands Antilles Jean-Julien Rojer
6-2, 6-4
2010 Argentina Juan Ignacio Chela
Poland ?ukasz Kubot
Spain Marcel Granollers
Spain Santiago Ventura
6-2, 5-7, [13-11]
2011 Italy Daniele Bracciali
Italy Potito Starace
AustriaJulian Knowle
SpainDavid Marrero
3-6, 6-4, [10-8]
2012 Sweden Robert Lindstedt
Romania Horia Tec?u
France Jérémy Chardy
Poland ?ukasz Kubot
7-6(7-2), 6-3
2013 Belarus Max Mirnyi
Romania Horia Tec?u
Czech Republic Luká? Dlouhý
Austria Oliver Marach
4-6, 6-4, [10-6]
2014 Netherlands Jean-Julien Rojer
Romania Horia Tec?u
Poland Mariusz Fyrstenberg
Poland Marcin Matkowski
6-4, 6-4
2015 Romania Marius Copil
Romania Adrian Ungur
United States Nicholas Monroe
New Zealand Artem Sitak
3-6, 7-5, [17-15]
2016 Romania Florin Mergea
Romania Horia Tec?u
Australia Chris Guccione
Brazil André Sá
7-5, 6-4

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