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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-09-2004, 06:49 PM Thread Starter
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Vinciguerra

I saw he doesn't play since February. Why is that? Is he injured?
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Re: Vinciguerra

His mind is not really with tennis at the moment.

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Andreas Vinciguerra är misstänkt för misshandel. Detta sedan den 23-årige tennisstjärnan hamnat i slagsmål på och utanför en restaurang i Malmö.
Vinciguerra greps av polis efter incidenten i lördags kväll men släpptes några timmar senare efter beslut av jouråklagaren, uppger Expressen. Bråket ska ha startat inne på krogen mellan Vinciguerra och några av hans vänner och ett danskt gäng.

Efter att ha blivit utslängda fortsatte bråket utanför krogen, där Vinciguerra misstänks ha sparkat en av danskarna. Han har också pekats ut som delaktig i bråket av en av danskarna.

Svensken medger att han varit med i tumulten men menar att det var han som blev slagen och har själv lämnat in en anmälan om misshandel.
Vinciguerra var under flera år ett av de största svenska tennislöftena. Men en efterhängsen benhinneskada har satt frågetecken för hans fortsatta tenniskarriär.

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Andreas Vinciguerra is suspected of assault. This after the 23 yr old tennis star was involved in a brawl in and outside a restaurant/tavern in Malmö.
Vinciguerra was captured by the police after the incident on Saturday night, but was released hours later after the decision of the prosecutor on duty, states the Expressen (newspaper). The trouble started inside the tavern between Vinciguerra and some of his friends and a Danish gang.

After they had been kicked out, the trouble continued outside the tavern, there Vinciguerra was suspected of kicking one of the Danes. He had also identified one of the Danes involved in the trouble.

The Swede admitted that he was involved in the confusion, but in announcement that he gave about the assault, it was he that got hit.

Vinciguerra for many years was one of the big hopes in Swedish tennis, but there is a question mark after persistent leg injuries, whether he can continue his tennis career.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


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Poor Andreas! Talent being wasted!

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Re: Vinciguerra

Well, I wasn't surprised to hear about his mind not being into tennis at the moment because of injuries, which was true, and is a reason for many players who are missing in action, but who would expect a brawl story?!?!
It's true, he does have talent and he did have Swedish hopes but also international hopes. I remember Andreas being put in that "rising star" group right before Andy Roddick's batch.

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What's the deal with Andreas Vinciguerra?

1999: reached the finals of ATP Bastad while being ranked 390th, went on to reach QF's in Shanghai and Stockholm later that year.
2000: played a full year on the ATP tour, winning ATP Copenhagen and reaching another final in Bastad.
2001: another full year on the ATP tour, a final in Copenhagen, getting his career best GS result at the Australian Open (4th round, lost to Kafelnikov) and reaching a career high ranking of 33 after reaching the SF's of the ATP Masters in Paris.
2002: 13 first round losses, slipped outside the top 200.
2003: recuperated a bit, finishing the year inside of the top 100.
2004: only played two tournaments.
2005: only played six tournaments.
2006: played quite a bit, finishing inside the top 150.
2007: didn't play at all.
2008: didn't play at all.
2009: resurfaces out of nowhere, playing two Davis Cup epics against Israel and reaching the semi's in Bastad, while not achieving much outside of that.
2010: only played two Davis Cup ties, Bastad and ATP Zagreb.
2011: only played Bastad.
2012: one Davis Cup tie, one Futures which he won and one R1 loss in a Finnish Challenger.
2013: resurfaces again with a WC for the Challenger in Bergamo, in which he beats Fischer and Teixeira and now faces Struff.

That's one weird looking career. I can't even remember if I've ever seen him play, but from the looks of it he hasn't been fully competitive for ten years, but still goes out there to compete and being highly competitive whenever he does play. Looks like a highly talented guy to me, who despite injuries still has the heart to keep coming back. But please, tell me the story of this guy.

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Re: What's the deal with Andreas Vinciguerra?

Thanks for the report,

but to speak shortly : he was plagued by injuries.
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Re: What's the deal with Andreas Vinciguerra?

It sadly says a lot about the state of Swedish tennis the last few years, needing to keep calling on him to have a full Davis Cup team.

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Re: What's the deal with Andreas Vinciguerra?

I don't know for certain but injuries is the main cause I think. Plus he also seemed a little flaky.
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Re: What's the deal with Andreas Vinciguerra?

was said to be the next swedish top player got his career ruined by injuries and has retired multiple times and decided this summer that he would give it a last chance

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Really unique forehand, huge lefty swing.

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Re: What's the deal with Andreas Vinciguerra?

The guy is unlucky, in 2000 he was mentioned in one sentence alongside Safin (24), Federer (64), Hewitt (25) & Ferrero (42) as a player belonging to a new generation of stars. In parenthesis ranking in the end of 1999, Vinciguerra finished as No. 98, so they were five teenagers to finish '99 in the Top 100.

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Re: What's the deal with Andreas Vinciguerra?

Lots of injuries, had some other issues going on. Hope he can get through this year virtually injury free. As for the story, well he stormed off the court when he played Koellerer in a Challenger. Walked off straight in the courtesy car back to hotel and left the event.

Never won Båstad, should have beat Marin in the final. Zero backhand, but very popular with fans cause of his determination on court.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


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QF in Bergamo CH this week. Lets see how far he goes. Hopefully more than this. Next is #2 seed Struff.

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Really unique forehand, huge lefty swing.
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I've seen him play way back, he was one of my favorite players then, glad he keeps trying to come back.

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