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CH Prostejov R2: Stepanek def. Cipolla 6-4 6-4

Nice match to watch, a lot of slicing and dicing and net play. Stepanek obviously has bigger weapons, particularly off the backhand, and that made the difference. 5 breaks in 10 return games for Radek. Returned well and he hit his forehand pretty well also, which we know can be a liability.
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Re: CH Prostejov R2: Stepanek def. Cipolla 6-4 6-4

Why is Stepanek here and not in Nottingham? Guess this challenger offers a lot more money to the winner? Or an appearance fee for him perhaps?
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Re: CH Prostejov R2: Stepanek def. Cipolla 6-4 6-4

Because he's Czech.
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Re: CH Prostejov R2: Stepanek def. Cipolla 6-4 6-4

Is this challenger well supported? I realise it's in his home nation, but I'd have thought he'd be better off getting practice on the one surface he's likely to do well on.

Then again given his age I doubt he much cares anymore.
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Re: CH Prostejov R2: Stepanek def. Cipolla 6-4 6-4

It's a big money, high prestige challenger, yes. He feels comfortable and always plays well at home, and he likely received a nice appearance fee.
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Re: CH Prostejov R2: Stepanek def. Cipolla 6-4 6-4

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Why is Stepanek here and not in Nottingham? Guess this challenger offers a lot more money to the winner? Or an appearance fee for him perhaps?
He is a Czech. He was here last year and 2 years ago
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Re: CH Prostejov R2: Stepanek def. Cipolla 6-4 6-4

To be honest, Flavio didn't look like he wanted to be out on court at all today, in both matches. He did fight though (saved 2 MPs against Pospisil) and came back from 2-5 in the first set. But he didn't seem too bothered.

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Re: CH Prostejov R2: Stepanek def. Cipolla 6-4 6-4

Onion decided not to care, otherwise he would have double bagelled this scrub
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