CH Rabat R1: Battle of up-and-comers. Kuznetsov def. Del Bonis 6-1 7-5 -
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 03-12-2012, 03:43 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Sleeping in the house of my latest jumpoff.
Posts: 34,908
CH Rabat R1: Battle of up-and-comers. Kuznetsov def. Del Bonis 6-1 7-5

Here is another challenger match between two guys who have been marked as up-and-comers in terms of becoming presences on the ATP tour in the future. Fede has played pretty good this season in South America, but the Russian Kuznetsov today looked like the significantly better talent. Kuznetsov has great balance for a clay courter; his forehand and backhand are both strong shots (I think his BH is actually the better shot, very sharp and cleanly hit). Kuznetsov himself has had a nice season in futures and made the SF of the Casablanca challenger a couple weeks ago, so his form has also been good in 2012.

Hopefully we see both of these players in the top 100 as soon as possible. They've each been around a while and are starting to move into make-or-break category in their careers, would be great to see them continue to progress.
Filo V. is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 03-12-2012, 04:09 PM
Registered User
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 7,856
Re: CH Rabat R1: Battle of up-and-comers. Kuznetsov def. Del Bonis 6-1 7-5

Thanks for starting this thread.
Didn't expected a straight sets win, as I thought Del Bonis was the clear favorite.

Agree about his backhand. The other day, a female commentator couldn't stop praising his backhand, especially the DTL.
shuhrat is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome