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Chiudinelli once king instead of beggars
OF CECILE BLOCK BROOK (TEXT) AND SVEN THOMANN (PHOTO) FROM THE USA
31.08.2006 | 00:04: 12
New York - on the stony way upward Marco Chiudinelli (ATP 306) must make sometimes risky decisions. Approximately around the “Big Apple” came up the calculation.
Neither Time Square nor the stadium in Flushing Meadows are new for the 25-year old Baselbieter. For the third time after 2002 and 2004 he tries US with the open its luck: For the first time it got over three Quali rounds and won even the first match in the main field. “However the victory over Vicente was not one my largest”, says Marco soberly, “the next one plays in another category.” Opponent is Gstaad Finalist Feliciano Lopez (ATP 77), that surprisingly Ivan Ljubicic (Kro) 6:3, 6:3, 6:3 struck.
Independently of the today's exit: US the open was already worthwhile itself for Marco. With 26,500 dollar prize money it can pay De Witt its long America stay with long-term Coach January. “I omitted the interclub - that would have been the safer way to make money” Chiudinelli, which has the luck, by two sponsor friends (syntax and Swiss RH) to be thus supported.
Neither in Toronto nor in Cincinnati he won Quali match. “However as shows up, made I the correct decision here.”
The most important are now not dollar, but points. “There I from the last year anything to defend do not have, bring forward me to each victory.” The goal: away of unlukrativen Challenger and Future tournaments, to large tennis Events, with which a professional career is eligible for financing in airplanes and hotels. “Before my injury the straight went in such a way”, says Marco, which offers place 129 as highest Ranking.
A shoulder operation had back-thrown it last year. After approximately eight months break it returned in May as number 796 of the world. In New York Chiudinelli became certified only owing to a protected Rankings the qualification. Owing to its Grand Slam Premierensiegs it will reach US open the Top 250 after that. A victory against Lopez would bring it into the range from rank to 200. And further 15,500 dollar.