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Barcelona 2009

David's quarter of the draw...

[1] Rafael Nadal (ESP) vs BYE
Qualifier vs Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE)
Christophe Rochus (BEL) vs Nicolas Devilder (FRA)
Jan Hernych (CZE) vs [13] Richard Gasquet (FRA)

[10] Nicolas Almagro (ESP) vs Victor Hanescu (ROU)
Juan Ignacio Chela (ARG) vs Thomaz Bellucci (BRA)
[WC] Juan Carlos Ferrero (ESP) vs Igor Kunitsyn (RUS)
BYE vs [7] David Nalbandian (ARG)
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ridiculous draw.
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Re: Barcelona 2009

Clay courters are present everywhere in his draw.
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Re: Barcelona 2009

Fererro, Almagro, Nadal. With the serve in his current state prepare for an exit as early as possible.

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Well Fererro won a tourney but the field was weak and he is very much beatable. Almagro in full force on clay is a bad match up for David, but lately having problems with injuries and he is in a bad form. Nadal - I am not even going there, David might get humiliated this time unless he is wasted from his schedule.

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Re: Barcelona 2009

Ferrero played good tennis at times in Casablanca, aggressive with his groundstrokes though a bit patchy at times.
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Poor Nalby...even if he reaches quarter, I'm afraid Nadal will beat him ....If Murray and Djok could not beat Nadal in MC, it's not David who wil do it, especially with a bad serve...We must be reallistic
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Well, it is Kunitsyn instead of JCF. I'll just quote what I wrote in GM.

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Geez, Igor was really trying to kill every ball hitting them as hard as he could and the funny thing is almost all of them went in the right spot. JCF clearly has some motivation issues, at some points he did not even bother to run to a reachable short balls just a couple of meters away. He went ahead 3-0 in the second set with himself hitting some hard and heavy FHs, but Kunitsyn kept swinging with his racket and got the next 5 games. Of course his hands got wooden when he was serving for the match and he got broken, but he played the TB as he did the rest of the match not giving Ferrero a single chance to do something. If he continues in the same rhythm as today and his aim remains intact he will beat Nalbandian too.

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Re: Barcelona 2009

Where did you see that match?
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Where did you see that match?
TVE is broadcasting it- more precise LA2 channel. Also Teledeporte for some matches.

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I don't have satellite TV... And they don't stream anything, right?
Looks like you'll have to do all the reporting about David's match.
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I don't have satellite TV... And they don't stream anything, right?
Looks like you'll have to do all the reporting about David's match.
He is scheduled to play on Wednesday and I am sure that there will be some streams till then, but with so many Spaniards playing on same day I doubt he will be on the center court (he would have if it was against JCF thou).

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Re: Barcelona 2009

Yeah, Ferrero would've guaranteed David a match on center court...
Looks like we might be in for another round of scoreboard-watching.
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Yeah, Ferrero would've guaranteed David a match on center court...
Looks like we might be in for another round of scoreboard-watching.
I don't know if you know, but streaming of Barcelona starts on Thursday on TennisTV.

Thanks for that report Heretic, and it looks like mostly everyone that watched it on GM agreed with that assessment as well. It's interesting - I don't really think of Kunitsyn as being a big hitter. More of an accurate hitter and he can change directions well also. I would have been curious as to how that performance compared to some of the other matches I've seen him play, for example against Safin in Moscow (where he picked up the title).
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I don't know if you know, but streaming of Barcelona starts on Thursday on TennisTV.
I know. That was about tomorrow's match.
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