Capkovic d. Delbonis 7-5, 6-3. This came as a surprise to me, cause I know Delbonis is a decent hardcourter. Delbonis played his standard, he wasn´t bad. But Capkovic played really really well. I wasn´t following Kamil for quite some time, but he almost shocked me today. He was moving and defending really well, returning perfectly and also made some nice damage with his forehand. He could be the biggest threat for Lacko/Bachinger in R2 as most would expect.
Last edited by Challengerslover; 11-06-2012 at 12:04 PM.
I'm starting to lose faith in Delbo, so much potential not being fulfilled... it almost seems as his footwork nowadays is worse than at the beginning of his career too I hope he fully commits next year to try and get his ranking up by playing a lot in the SA Challengers and getting confidence back.
Lacko looks very comfortable out there. Lukas is always questionable but here he absolutely crushed potentially dangerous Bachinger in 61 minutes - 6-2, 6-2. Was doing almost everything right. Capkovic was very solid, but Lacko plays just way faster so he should be absolutely OK there. Looks like Lukas knows very well how important for him is to defend his title here.
Today was fun in Bratislava, look forward to interviews with Rochus, Stakhovsky, Sergeyev, Rosol, Delbonis, Capkovic or Dodig @Tennis Alternative. Hopefully I will get Lacko, Dr.Ivo and Gulbis tomorrow.
Court in Bratislava is really quick as players say - these challengers are even better than ATP tour, really.
Roger Federer - Martin Klizan - Lukas Lacko - Milos Raonic - Fernando Verdasco
Dustin Brown - Nick Kyrgios - Norbert Gombos - Stanislas Wawrinka - Dominic Thiem