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Karol Beck

You know, before you ask for a Forum, you should at least start a thread. So, here you go. Karol Beck is having a good year and moving up the rankings. Discuss.


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Re: Karol Beck

Neil Sedaka is apparently a huge fan.


Oh Karol (By Neil Sedaka, with slight changes by Yonge)

Oh! Karol, I am but a fool,
Darling I love you tho' you treat me cruel,
You hurt me and you made me cry
But if you leave me I will surely die.

Darling there will never be another
Cause I love you so,
don't ever leave me,
Say you'll never go
I will always want you for my sweetheart
No matter what you do
Oh! Karol, I'm so in love with you.

Oh, Karol...
Darling..
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Okay this is just wrong on so many levels. Karol Beck has a thread and none of his fans are posting in it? I'm not even a fan and I've posted here twice.

From the Sunrise Challenger...

Karol Beck/Jaroslav Levinsky def Ashley Fisher/Tripp Phillips 6-1, 6-2.

Gambill/Flip v Beck/Levinsky 6-3, 1-6, 2-1.

I'll put the final result on my homepage in about 30 minutes when the match is over (but I'm not posting in the Sunrise thread anymore because of that rude German girl).
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Re: Karol Beck

This week at the Sunrise Challenger:

1r: Beck def. Ginepri 6-4 1-6 6-1
2r: Beck def. Gambill 6-3 6-3
QF: Beck def. Andreev 6-1 6-0
SF: Beck def. Zib 6-3 6-2
F: Beck vs. Sanguinetti

Beck/Levinsky def. Haggard/Koenig 6-3 4-6 6-3
Beck/Levinsky def. Fisher/Phillips 6-1 6-2
Gambill/Philippoussis def. Beck/Levinsky 6-3 1-6 7-6(2)


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Good luck in the final, Karol!


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2005 Sunrise Champion: Karol Beck

Karol Beck def. Davide Sanguinetti 6-2 6-2

He had a touch first round but after that he only lost 16 games in four matches


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Hopefully this win will propel him to do well in Miami


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I emailed the tournament for photos of Karol especially for ones of him with the trophy.

hopefully they'll post some on the website or send me some, but I wouldn't bet on it


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Re: Karol Beck

I got a reply from the marketing director that I emailed!

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nice win huh? he said he was a little tired after the match - but now ready for nasdaq, and hopes to break top 30 this year. I will post at least one action shot of Beck later today and within a few days a photo gallery will be available with all-new photos from the 2005 event. Please check back!

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really nice of him to email me back! so there will be pictures of him for our viewing pleasure soon! and the news directly from Karol's mouth is even more valuable


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Awww, that's nice the tournament director wrote back!

Karol must have more fans! He's is so amiable!

I remember during a match of his at LA last year, the Center Court announcer during the warmup said Beck was from Czech Republic. Beck hesitated, finished warming up that point, and gave a huge silly smile and yelled "Slovakia!" The announcer apologized but I don't think the specatators were really paying attn.

Speaking of photos, I have a bunch from IW. Really, I took more of him than anyone else, I have no idea why.
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KBF, this must be some type of subliminal magic you have. I think I'm becoming a Karol Beck fan too! His win in Sunrise this week was impressive considering that he stayed in the Doubles and he had to play so many matches on Friday and Saturday. And Sanguinetti wakes up once a year and causes trouble for someone. It would be excellent to see him carry this on into Miami this week (as long as he doesn't play JMG, Robby, or Hasi....).
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Karol must have more fans! He's is so amiable!
I have a feeling that once more people get a chance to see him, he will have a lot more fans. I'm sure he already has a lot, they probably just don't post here

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Speaking of photos, I have a bunch from IW. Really, I took more of him than anyone else, I have no idea why.
You should post some of them, if you want. I'm sure we'd like to see them


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KBF, this must be some type of subliminal magic you have. I think I'm becoming a Karol Beck fan too! His win in Sunrise this week was impressive considering that he stayed in the Doubles and he had to play so many matches on Friday and Saturday. And Sanguinetti wakes up once a year and causes trouble for someone. It would be excellent to see him carry this on into Miami this week (as long as he doesn't play JMG, Robby, or Hasi....).
It's not me, it's Karol! Who could NOT like him? I just don't understand how that could occur

I think that with his win today, Karol will be more than ready for Miami. It would be nice if someday soon he could be seeded at these big events, he's usually very unlucky and draws a top seed really early. Or gets a dangerous player. I've never seen him face a wildcard before! (Other than Ginepri, but he was only a WC because of his late entry)


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From the Sunrise website:

"Karol Beck showed up at the Pro Tennis World Open final ready to play – and the backboard-consistency of Davide Sanguinetti eventually fell apart as Beck took the singles title in a clean 6-2 6-2 victory. After the match, 42-ranked Beck said he started the match feeling a little tired from playing two semi-final matches on Saturday – but dug deep to bring out some of his best shots, including a barrage of brutal backhand winners. With a string of tough matches behind him, Beck said he now feels ready to tackle the Nasdaq-100 Open with fresh confidence. Beck felt his toughest match of the week was his first-round encounter with Robby Ginepri, which he won 6-4 1-6 6-1. He also eliminated Jan-Michael Gambill and Igor Andreev before his final win over Sanguinetti.

In 2004, Beck won a personal-best 22 matches on the ATP circuit, and had his best year in the Grand Slams, reaching the 2nd round at Australian Open, 3rd round at Wimbledon and the 4th round at the US Open, all for the first time. After his first-time victory at Pro Tennis World Open, Beck said, "It’s a good win, important win. I hope to stay in the top 50, maybe even break into top 30 this year."

Meanwhile Mark Philippoussis pulled out of the tournament after suffering a back injury in a doubles semi-final match played Saturday evening. The doubles trophy was awarded on Center Court to Rick Leach/Travis Parrott, who played a spirited exhibition match for the crowd against Tripp Phillips and Jaroslav Levinsky. Earlier in the tournament, Phillips had played with partner Ashley Fisher; and Levinsky had paired with Karol Beck. Philippoussis is entered in the Nasdaq-100 Open as a wild card but did not immediately indicate whether the injury would prevent him from playing.

The crowd of 2,500+ enjoyed a full afternoon of world-class tennis and near-perfect weather, all part of a successful second year of the Super Challenger - and its inaugural year at the Sunrise Tennis Club. We hope you’ll join us next year for the Pro Tennis World Open – the unique ATP hard-court event always scheduled between Indian Wells and Key Biscayne."


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From http://www.sun-sentinel.com:

Beck stays fresh, tops Sanguinetti


Slovak easily wins final in Sunrise

By Ed Gray
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Posted March 21 2005

SUNRISE · Karol Beck admitted he felt tired before Sunday afternoon's Pro Tennis World Open's championship match, so he could just imagine how his opponent felt.

Just in case the well-traveled 32-year-old legs of Davide Sanguinetti still had some spring in them after fighting off a pair of seeded-players to reach the final of the ATP Challenger, the 23-year-old Beck developed a strategy to tire them out.

"I was quite tired, so I wanted to play much to his forehand," said Beck, the No. 3 seed in the $100,000 tune-up for this week's Nasdaq-100 at Key Biscayne. "But I also played good backhand to make him run.

"I played good, [hitting] the forehand and backhand at the right time. It was a good match for me. I didn't give him many chances. I'm happy I finished it like I did."

Beck proved to be the fresher and extremely more effective player at the Sunrise Tennis Center, dashing the title hopes of the resurgent Sanguinetti 6-2, 6-2.

"I was thinking it was going to be much tougher because I saw him play a few matches, but I played very good today," Beck said. "I didn't give him many chances to turn the match."

Sanguinetti, who reached the final by defeating Christophe Rochus in Saturday's semifinal round after eliminating No. 1 seed Dominik Hrbaty and No. 7 Alberto Martin on Friday, was never in the match after losing his second serve in the first set.

Beck peppered the court to keep the veteran winner of two ATP Tour titles on the run, which resulted a rash of unforced errors and erratic returns.

"I was very determined before the match," said the victorious Beck, a native of Slovakia. "I knew this was the last match and I put everything into the final."

After rolling to a 6-2 first-set victory, Beck broke Sanguinetti's first two serves in the second set to go up 4-0 before prevailing again 6-2.

"He just played better than me today, no other comment," said a disappointed Sanguinetti, who earned $8,480 for his second-place finish. "He played everything better than me."

Beck was award winner's trophy, a check for $14,400 and the Key to the City of Sunrise.

He is hoping for another benefit of his dominant victory.

"I hope I'm going to get [a] first-time Top 40 [ranking]," said Beck, who entered the tournament ranked 42nd. "I feel confident after this tournament, I'm going to take one day rest and begin preparation.

"It was good preparation for the Nasdaq."

Sanguinetti and Beck had met each other only once prior, that being the last year's Round of 32 at Bratislava.

Beck prevailed in three sets by winning tie-breakers in the final two sets.

Rick Leach and Travis Parrott were awarded the doubles title when Mark Phlippoussis, who had teamed with Jan-Michael Gambill, was forced to withdraw before the match with a muscle pull.


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