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Stephane Robert, one hell of a road to the semis of Johannesburg

1st round - Brendan Evans
2nd round- Izaak Van der Merwe
1/4 - Dustin Brown


This has to be the easiest draw in the history of the ATP, a disgrace of a tournament. In proper times Robert should not even be TOP200. The guy has no weapon, a girly serve, just plain awful..

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Re: Stephane Robert, one hell of a road to the semis of Johannesburg

Kubot's draw to the 4th round of the AO was a bit of a joke too, and I'm a fan.

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Re: Stephane Robert, one hell of a road to the semis of Johannesburg

Montanes in Auckland:
1R Lemke
2R Statham
QF Lammer
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Re: Stephane Robert, one hell of a road to the semis of Johannesburg

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1st round - Brendan Evans
2nd round- Izaak Van der Merwe
1/4 - Dustin Brown


This has to be the easiest draw in the history of the ATP, a disgrace of a tournament. In proper times Robert should not even be TOP200. The guy has no weapon, a girly serve, just plain awful..
Which times were "proper"?


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Kubot's draw to the 4th round of the AO was a bit of a joke too, and I'm a fan.

R1 Ginepri, R2 Santiago Giraldo, R3 Walkover.
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Re: Stephane Robert, one hell of a road to the semis of Johannesburg

I stand corrected. I didn't watch any of the matches, just read about his road to the fourth round, here. Obviously a mistake there then.
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Montanes in Auckland:
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2R Statham
QF Lammer
At least Monty has some skills, Robert is a pure joke. Once again proves how even extremely limited players can reach awesome results

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Every mediocre player can get some good results in this kind of tourney.
With a good draw and few top players in the mix everything is possible.Considering a player just outside of top 100 is seeded for this tourney says it all
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Tennis is a joke these days.

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Re: Stephane Robert, one hell of a road to the semis of Johannesburg

too many players take the week off after a GS = fields like this
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The difference between certain 250 events is just too big. I think ATP should hand out 600 points for tournaments like Valencia or Barcelona, 400 for Queens and Dubai and 200 for this crap.
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No depth in the ATP in the last year and a half. Too many players suffering injuries, loss of form, getting older, or have peaked.
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Week after a Grand Slam + 3 ATP events this week + event is not part of a ´swing´ = Robert in semifinal.

Mind you, this tournament might still have a Monfils - Ferrer final and all will be well in the world!

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The difference between certain 250 events is just too big. I think ATP should hand out 600 points for tournaments like Valencia or Barcelona, 400 for Queens and Dubai and 200 for this crap.
Why only 400 for Dubai?

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Why only 400 for Dubai?

I want to know too.
Dubai is loaded (pardon the pun), with top players, 7 of top 10 and I heard Tsonga may get a WC. Acapulco is also a ATP500, no Top 10 players this year .


BTW, congrats to Robert, for seizing the opportunity.
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