Arnaud Clement (FRA)/Sebastien Grosjean (FRA) vs Nicolas Devilder (FRA)/Diego Hartfield (ARG)
you know what, with these smaller clay tourneys every week, there's one where all the better 'specialists' go, and another one where the rest of world plays ... i wonder why???
Mhm, and no fun at all when your home tournament, even though it's not on clay and has solid prize money, a good number of points and offers for players all the best conditions, is of that second kind. Geography and those unofficial sums play their role too, maybe there is also a couple of other reasons
As for Kohlschreiber. Well, I've seen a few articles, sounds like a better and more aggressive baseline game and some luck at the important points made his match. Nothing surprising? Perhaps, but if it's the level Arnaud is going to show on clay this year then it's quite disappointing.
Btw, Arnaud was indeed playing in orange that match.