Maybe this is the start of something for Klizan. I don't really think so, since this is in Slovakia. I think the home crowd helped him big time in this event, I question if he can produce this level in other countries. But he definitely has earned the title with his big fight in the previous matches with Harrison and Kudryavtsev.
As for Koubek, no words needed for his shockingly embarrassing display. But he's a known choker and one of the biggest on tour these days, unfortunately at almost 34, that isn't something he's grown out of. Really a damn shame, I'm so so dejected. He needs to win the event next week to make the AO MD.
At this stage of Stefan I don`t think that he is even considering the possibility to play the AO. The positive thing of this week is that he proved that can spend one year more on the Challenger tour and focus on a similar schedule to Rainer Schuettler.