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East London Challenger R1: Augustin Gensse beat Björkman 6-3 7-5

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The hopes of one of Sweden's top players, Jonas Bjorkman, was dashed by the never-say-die approach of Frenchman Augustin Gennse at the SAA Tennis Open on Wednesday.


The Frenchman beat the fourth seed in one of the enthralling singles games of the day. Gensse took the first set 6-3 and he appeared headed for an easy win when he went up 4-1, but Bjorkman gave a spirited fightback and clawed himself back from the brink of sure defeat to 5-5 in the second set.
Gensse hold his nerve however and won the vital points.
Bjorkman lost it on his serve when he double-faulted to give Gensse the 7-5 win. Gensse said the win was his biggest he has had and he hoped to break into the world top 100. The 24-year-old is currently ranked 249 on the world rankings.
Earlier Eastern Cape hopeful Raven Klaasen, watched by a group of his family members in East London, gave one of his finest displays in the singles, but he fell to the third seed Thomas Johansson, of Sweden, 6-2, 6-4.
The scoreline did not tell the full story as the young local player won a number of fans with his fine play.
Johansson had high praise for Klaasen and said that he should work on his forehand and serve and he "could cause much damage".
In the other singles match, Austrian Stefan Koubek, the second seed, beat Johan Brunstrom of Sweden 6-1, 6-4 to advance to the next round. -- Kariem Hassan

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Re: East London Challenger R1: Augustin Gensse beat Björkman 6-3 7-5

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Re: East London Challenger R1: Augustin Gensse beat Björkman 6-3 7-5

are you going to post every challenger score?
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Re: East London Challenger R1: Augustin Gensse beat Björkman 6-3 7-5

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are you going to post every challenger score?
No, only major upsets involving household names.

If you want, I can start a thread for Chardy beating Roelofse

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No, only major upsets involving household names.

If you want, I can start a thread for Chardy beating Roelofse
ok do it
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I don't think you really want it And besides, I already informed you on the victory now, so there's no need to bring it to your attention in a new thread

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awful loss

Bjorkman was probably still hammered (from the celebration of his decisive Davis Cup win)
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Well, Johansson won after all, also after the DC.

This Gensse is worth a look nevertheless.

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Well done to Gensse.
Two of his most notable achievements last year included qualifying for an ATP event for the first time at Valencia, where he won a match, and finishing as the runner-up at the Alphen aan den Rijn challenger to Huta Galung.
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Re: East London Challenger R1: Augustin Gensse beat Björkman 6-3 7-5

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Re: East London Challenger R1: Augustin Gensse beat Björkman 6-3 7-5

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Well, Johansson won after all, also after the DC.

This Gensse is worth a look nevertheless.
Gensse is a good player. He works very hard on court, hitting pretty hard and flat. Not naturally gifted, but extremely athletic.

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awful loss

Bjorkman was probably still hammered (from the celebration of his decisive Davis Cup win)
I don't think so. As Nathaliia mentioned, Johansson won easily. And yesterday, Björkman and Ullyett completely demolished Gensse & Recouderc in doubles, losing only two games (6-0 6-2).

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I don't think you really want it And besides, I already informed you on the victory now, so there's no need to bring it to your attention in a new thread


Will you start a thread when Chardy next loses so I can get revenge on you and call him a clown
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Will you start a thread when Chardy next loses so I can get revenge on you and call him a clown
Feel free to do so in the CF

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