Challenger Roundup: Week 9 - MensTennisForums.com
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-05-2007, 07:27 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Zhezkazgan
Age: 30
Posts: 182
                     
Challenger Roundup: Week 9

Cherbourg, France
$50k+H - Hard (Indoor)

Semifinals:
Federico Luzzi (ITA) d. (8)Mathieu Montcourt (FRA) 6-4 6-0
(q)Jerome Haehnel (FRA) d. (SE)Edouard Roger-Vasselin (FRA) 6-2 7-5

Final:
Federico Luzzi (ITA) d. (q)Jerome Haehnel (FRA) 7-5 7-6(6)

Federico Luzzi, the man who was once suspended for punching Daniel Koellerer, takes his first title of the year. (As did Koellerer in Italy F3 last week, incidentally...). He beats qualifier Jerome Haehnel, one of the quintessential French journeymen. Mathieu Montcourt continues to perform well with his second semifinal in a row, while Roger-Vasselin follows up a finals appearance in Besancon with a SF in Cherbourg. He's now well established in the top 200 at #166.

Wolfsburg, Germany
$25,000+H - Carpet (Indoor)

Semifinals:
(LL)Daniel Brands (GER) d. (1)Alexander Peya (AUT) 4-6 6-4 6-3
(8)Robin Haase (NED) d. (2)Alexander Waske (GER) 6-4 7-6(4)

Final:
(8)Robin Haase (NED) d. (LL)Daniel Brands (GER) 6-2 3-6 6-1

If anybody doesn't know who Robin Haase is by now...you should. At 19 he is a very promising prospect from the Netherlands. Along with Thiemo de Bakker, they have a good chance of giving the Dutch a consistent presence on the ATP Tour for a long time. He picks up his first title of the year and moves up to #137.

Daniel Brands, another 19 year old, makes the most of his Lucky Loser opportunity and makes a run all the way to the finals. A very big result for him as he moves up 126 spots to #362. We'll see if he can ride this success further up the ladder - he had had three futures QFs under his belt this year, but not much more.

Waske is one of the older players on tour and Peya is 26. Peya is potentially having a career year - he reached the SF in Zagreb and has now broken into the top 100 for the first time at #96. We'll see if he can overtake Stefan Koubek as the #2 Austrian.
Balerion is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-05-2007, 07:34 PM
Registered User
 
Deivid23's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Age: 38
Posts: 13,295
                     
Re: Challenger Roundup: Week 9

Thanks for these reviews Balerion
Deivid23 is offline  
post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-05-2007, 08:05 PM
Registered User
 
2moretogo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: ATL
Posts: 3,790
                     
Re: Challenger Roundup: Week 9

Haase!

Thanks for the round-up.
2moretogo is offline  
post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-05-2007, 08:09 PM
Anastasia Komananov, KGB
 
scoobs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Age: 38
Posts: 53,509
                     
Re: Challenger Roundup: Week 9

thanks for this
scoobs is offline  
post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-05-2007, 09:11 PM
Registered User
 
Klaas_nalbandian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Age: 30
Posts: 5,200
                     
Re: Challenger Roundup: Week 9

woehoe Robin Haase soon in top 100 I hope so we have an direct entrance in grand slams again

That Brands guy only lost to Dutch guys, Igor Sijsling in Qualies, in his hometown Wolfsburg

Nalbandian

Escude-Kuerten
Dutch players

Gasquet-Ferrero-Lopez-Mathieu

Nadal-Acasuso-Haas-Youzhny-Berdych-Gonzalez-Tursunov

Söderling-Del Potro-Bellucci-Lapentti-Roddick-Verdasco
Klaas_nalbandian is offline  
post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-06-2007, 09:01 AM
Registered User
 
Kolya's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Munich
Posts: 11,324
                     
Re: Challenger Roundup: Week 9

Thanks for the update.

Robin Bo Carl Söderling
Kolya is offline  
post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-06-2007, 09:31 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 506
                     
Re: Challenger Roundup: Week 9

Robin won a Challenger YAY
Playagirl is offline  
post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-06-2007, 09:38 AM
Forum Umpire:
Gaston Gaudio
 
Action Jackson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 124,507
                     
Re: Challenger Roundup: Week 9

Thanks for all the updates.

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


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

Quote:
Originally Posted by Filo V. View Post
I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
Action Jackson is offline  
post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-06-2007, 03:40 PM
Registered User
 
Labamba's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Finland
Age: 34
Posts: 32,551
                     
Re: Challenger Roundup: Week 9

thanks for these updates

Haase will be soon in the Top 100
Labamba is offline  
post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-06-2007, 03:49 PM
Registered User
 
Merton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 9,760
                     
Re: Challenger Roundup: Week 9

Thanks for the updates

Salvor Hardin: "Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent"

From Isaac Asimov's "Foundation".
Merton is offline  
post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-06-2007, 04:51 PM
Registered User
 
Alonsofz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: La Serena, Chile.
Age: 25
Posts: 11,918
                     
Re: Challenger Roundup: Week 9

Thanks Balerion... Robin

GonzálezMassúCapdevilleGarcíaPodlipnikParadaPeraltaAguilarBaghdatisSantoroHewittMalo
UrzúaHornaGaudioNishikoriQureshiBopannaCalleriPérezEstrellaSaavedraSchwankRivera

If you like tennis and speak spanish enter here!
Alonsofz is offline  
post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-06-2007, 07:15 PM
Registered User
 
Nathaliia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 96,244
                     
Re: Challenger Roundup: Week 9

Thanks for the recap.

Last year, around this time, I saw two German guys struggling in the quallies of Polish futures, which were Brands and Bachinger (oh and Reister and some other interesting people). It was visible they had some talent and now they are showing it already on challenger level.

I will burn
And you will die...


my old Polish blog www.tenislove.pl
Nathaliia is offline  
post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-06-2007, 07:51 PM
Registered User
 
Klaas_nalbandian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Age: 30
Posts: 5,200
                     
Re: Challenger Roundup: Week 9

Quote:
Originally Posted by Black Mamba View Post
Thanks for the recap.

Last year, around this time, I saw two German guys struggling in the quallies of Polish futures, which were Brands and Bachinger (oh and Reister and some other interesting people). It was visible they had some talent and now they are showing it already on challenger level.
yeah same for haase last year he was in canada now playing futures which was his start of a very good season he reached to three finals there and he won one, now he wins challengers.....

Nalbandian

Escude-Kuerten
Dutch players

Gasquet-Ferrero-Lopez-Mathieu

Nadal-Acasuso-Haas-Youzhny-Berdych-Gonzalez-Tursunov

Söderling-Del Potro-Bellucci-Lapentti-Roddick-Verdasco
Klaas_nalbandian is offline  
post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-06-2007, 08:05 PM
Registered User
 
Blue Heart24's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Croatia
Posts: 31,650
                     
Re: Challenger Roundup: Week 9

Blue Heart24 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



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

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

Password:


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

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









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