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Zagreb Challenger

croat123
04-20-2004, 01:10 PM
Only know of two players on the entry list so far:

Ivo Karlovic
Goran Ivanisevic

This tournament is always one of the strongest challengers in the world so it should be interesting. And it is the only challenger with six full days of TV coverage (take that ESPN :p )

croat123
04-22-2004, 09:34 PM
Other confirmed players:

Dimitri Tursunov
Paul Henri Mathieu
Kristof Vliegen
Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo
Albert Montanes
Karol Beck
Roko Karanusic
Sasa Tuksar

Possibly:

Mario Ancic

croat123
04-22-2004, 10:29 PM
Interesting, a doubles WC goes to...

Ivanisevic/Tudor (his coach, former pro)

nitsansh
04-22-2004, 11:32 PM
just curious... where is the tournament played?

croat123
04-24-2004, 05:00 PM
in zagreb, croatia's capital :)

Tricky_Forehand
04-24-2004, 06:38 PM
Only know of two players on the entry list so far:

Ivo Karlovic
Goran Ivanisevic

This tournament is always one of the strongest challengers in the world so it should be interesting. And it is the only challenger with six full days of TV coverage (take that ESPN :p )

Lucky you!!! :D :D

nitsansh
04-24-2004, 08:49 PM
Never mind... I found it...

croat123
04-26-2004, 09:35 PM
Lucky you!!! :D :D
except i won't be in croatia during the tournament, so i can't watch :o ;)

CooCooCachoo
04-27-2004, 09:54 AM
LOL

This tournament is always one of the strongest challengers in the world so it should be interesting. And it is the only challenger with six full days of TV coverage

That entry list isn't anything close to that of 'the strongest Challengers' in the world. Maybe this year's entry list is relatively poor (yeah, good players are on the list, but the Bratislava Challenger is always better and in fact the Aix-en-Provence Challenger is much better too). But it's interesting; it's a pity you cannot watch it!

croat123
04-28-2004, 10:52 PM
yeah, this year it is pretty weak in comparison. but we've had some great players here, including beratasegui when he was 15th in the world :eek: . i remember gasquet and magnus norman being big names last year. also kratochvil, montanes, krajan (then in the top100), soderling, vinciguerra, vacek, c. rochus, d. norman, and vliegen

croat123
04-29-2004, 12:44 PM
Ancic isn't playing :mad:

Third WC goes to Lovro Zovko :)

Johny
05-07-2004, 12:55 PM
I will go and watch it live :)

Although weather in a past few days is terrible

BTW. Marc Rosset asked for WC

RaVeR
05-07-2004, 08:28 PM
Andersen, Jan Frode NOR
Beck, Karol SVK
Calatrava, Alex ESP
Elsner, Daniel GER
Eschauer, Werner AUT
Garcia, Adrian CHI
Ivanišević, Goran CRO
Karanušić, Roko CRO
Karlović, Ivo CRO
Lapentti, Giovanni ECU
Levy, Harel ISR
Mathieu, Paul-Henri FRA
Mello, Ricardo BRA
Monaco, Juan ARG
Montanes, Albert ESP
Okun, Noam ISR
Parmar, Arvind GBR
Ramirez Hidalgo, Ruben ESP
Reid, Todd AUS
Tuksar, Saša CRO
Tursunov, Dmitry RUS
Vassallo Arguello, Martin ITA
Veronelli, Diego ARG
Vliegen, Kristof BEL
Zovko, Lovro CRO

RaVeR
05-07-2004, 08:29 PM
I will go and watch it live :)

Although weather in a past few days is terrible

BTW. Marc Rosset asked for WC

I will watch too...
See you;)

Fee
05-07-2004, 11:14 PM
Well, I would love to see Harel and Noam do well here. Can you find out which Doubles teams might be playing here?

Yoel etc.
05-07-2004, 11:28 PM
Qualifying draw

http://www.atptennis.com/posting/2004/588/QS.pdf

croat123
05-07-2004, 11:49 PM
website: www.zagrebopen.hr

bad timing for the tournament this year because it is the same week as rome...
still a good list of players

doubles teams:
Ivanisevic/Tudor (WC) - mario tudor is his coach :o they'll lose 0 and 0
probably Zovko/Karlovic - they played as juniors and keep talking about wanting to play together

croat123
05-07-2004, 11:51 PM
there is a chance for rain tomorrow and the temperature will be 20C which is still a bit chilly for this time of year...

croat123
05-08-2004, 08:29 PM
pojedinačno Tolić, L. vs. Celišćak, B. 1:6 0:6 :D

pojedinačno Herm-Zahlava, J. vs. Gruber, K. 3:6 0:6

pojedinačno Cuadrado, C. vs. Peranec, G. 6:4 6:4

pojedinačno Karpol, M. vs. Wassen, R. 3:6 6:1 1:6

pojedinačno Bachelot, J. vs. Mektić, N. 6:1 6:0

pojedinačno Levinsky, J. vs. Hadžić, T. 6:1 6:4 no! :sad:

pojedinačno Konjevod, V. vs. Topić, J. 3:6 6:2 6:4

pojedinačno Šimundža, B. vs. Simoni, A. 4:6 6:7(5)

pojedinačno Schukin, Y. vs. Andrić, A. 6:0 6:0

pojedinačno Kukulić, L. vs. Ćilić, M. 5:7 4:6 :D:D ajmo marin!

pojedinačno Fasching, A. vs. Dodig, I. 3:6 6:4 6:2

pojedinačno Šiljegović, V. vs. Lindstedt, R. 1:6 6:7(3)

pojedinačno Nieminen, T. vs. Nakić-Alfirević, A. 6:1 6:3

pojedinačno Kato, J. vs. Benfele Alvarez, E. 5:7 2:6

pojedinačno Mandić, I. vs. Pavičević, V. 0:6 0:6

pojedinačno Selman, A. vs. Vik, R. 3:6 3:6

RaVeR
05-08-2004, 09:46 PM
Montanes withdrew...so that mean:Karlovic is 1st seed!:)
PH Mathieu and Juan Monaco also withdrew:sad:

PatatRiek
05-08-2004, 10:30 PM
thanks croat123, keep us informed about this one

good luck Kristof Vliegen

Jim Jones
05-09-2004, 01:18 AM
Hewitt won a doubles round with his coach a former player. So there is hope for Goran & his coach.

nitsansh
05-09-2004, 01:28 PM
Qualifying 2nd round:

nedjelja, 09. svibnja - drugo kolo kvalifikacija

pojedinačno Schukin, Y. vs. Ćilić, M. 6:0 6:1

pojedinačno Fasching, A. vs. Lindstedt, R. 7:5 6:2

pojedinačno Simoni, A. vs. Konjevod, V. 6:3 6:1

pojedinačno Levinsky, J. vs. Bachelot, J. 6:2 7:5

pojedinačno Gruber, K. vs. Celišćak, B. 4:6 6:2 6:3

pojedinačno Vik, R. vs. Pavičević, V. 6:4 6:1

pojedinačno Benfele Alvarez, E. vs. Nieminen, T. 6:4 6:1

pojedinačno Wassen, R. vs. Cuadrado, C. 2:6 6:4 6:3

croat123
05-09-2004, 04:57 PM
crap, goran isn't playing singles only doubles (now w/cilic) because his shoulder hurts

karlovic is probably going to pull out cause he is having shoulder problems too...

:sad:

md out, i'll post it asap...

croat123
05-09-2004, 05:00 PM
What I know for now:

Karlovic (1) vs. Krajan (WC) pffffff :fiery:
Tursunov (2) vs. Tuksar :fiery:
Karanusic vs. Levy (7)
Zovko vs. Q
Perice (WC - I know him!! :D:D) vs. Gonzalez

croat123
05-09-2004, 08:12 PM
Singles Draw:
http://www.zagrebopen.hr/upl/zdrijeb2.pdf

Doubles Draw:
http://www.zagrebopen.hr/upl/zdrijeb3.pdf

nitsansh
05-09-2004, 08:26 PM
1 KARLOVIC,Ivo CRO
2 KRAJAN,Zeljko CRO
3 MELLO,Ricardo BRA
4 GRUBER,Konstantin Don AUT
5 ZOVKO,Lovro CRO
6 SCHUKIN,Yuri RUS
7 VERONELLI,Diego ARG
8 VLIEGEN,Kristof BEL
9 RAMIREZ HIDALGO,Ruben ESP
10 MAZARAKIS,Vasilis GRE
11 GONZALEZ,Santiago MEX
12 PERIC,Tonci CRO
13 ANDERSEN,Jan Frode NOR
14 SERRANO,Oscar ESP
15 SIMONI,Alexandre BRA
16 VASSALLO ARGUELLO,Martin ITA
17 CALATRAVA,Alex ESP
18 BENFELE ALVAREZ,Emilio ESP
19 HERNANDEZ,Alejandro MEX
20 GARCIA,Adrian CHI
21 ESCHAUER,Werner AUT
22 ELSNER,Daniel GER
23 PEREZ,Didac ESP
24 BECK,Karol SVK
25 LEVY,Harel ISR
26 KARANUSIC,Roko CRO
27 TRAYKOV,Ivaylo BUL
28 PARMAR,Arvind GBR
29 OKUN,Noam ISR
30 DE VOEST,Rik RSA
31 TUKSAR,Sasa CRO
32 TURSUNOV,Dmitry RUS

nitsansh
05-09-2004, 08:30 PM
KERR,Jordan (AUS)/VANHOUDT,Tom (BEL)
KARANUSIC,Roko (CRO)/ZOVKO,Lovro (CRO)
RITZ,Kresimir (CRO)/SIMUNDSA,Bosko (CRO)
DODIG,Ivan (BIH)/PERIC,Tonci (CRO)

LINDSTEDT,Robert (SWE)/OLIVER,Graydon (USA)
GARCIA,Adrian (CHI)/MELLO,Ricardo (BRA)
CILIC,Marin (CRO)/IVANISEVIC,Goran (CRO)
ANDERSEN,Jan Frode (NOR)/OKUN,Noam (ISR)

RAMIREZ HIDALGO,Ruben (ESP)/SIMONI,Alexandre (BRA)
GONZALEZ,Santiago (MEX)/HERNANDEZ,Alejandro (MEX)
SCHUKIN,Yuri (RUS)/TURSUNOV,Dmitry (RUS)
BENFELE ALVAREZ,Emilio (ESP)/KATO,Jun (JPN)

LEVY,Harel (ISR)/VASSALLO ARGUELLO,Martin (ITA)
BECK,Karol (SVK)/LEVINSKY,Jaroslav (CZE)
DANIEL,Marcos (BRA)/VERONELLI,Diego (ARG)
BACHELOT,Jean-Francois (FRA)/WASSEN,Rogier (NED)

nitsansh
05-09-2004, 08:42 PM
Order of play:
http://www.zagrebopen.hr/upl/raspored.pdf

nitsansh
05-09-2004, 08:45 PM
I love this pic...
http://www.zagrebopen.hr/images/trokut.gif
http://www.zagrebopen.hr/eng/images/oprez_2.gif

Pea
05-10-2004, 12:26 AM
Good luck to Roko, Ricardo, Goran, Yuri, Jun, and Marcos!!!!

Tricky_Forehand
05-10-2004, 02:51 AM
Good Luck tomorrow to:

Dmitry :D
Graydon/Robert :D

Darran
05-10-2004, 07:50 AM
Good luck Arvind :D

croat123
05-10-2004, 03:59 PM
Lindstedt, R., Oliver, G. def. Garcia, A., Mello, R. 6:2 5:7 6:1

Traykov, I. def. Parmar, A. 5:7 3:1 ret.

Fee
05-10-2004, 05:44 PM
Lindstedt, R., Oliver, G. def. Garcia, A., Mello, R. 6:2 5:7 6:1


:woohoo: :woohoo:

PatatRiek
05-10-2004, 05:59 PM
R1 Vanhoudt /Kerr (1) def Karanusic/Zovko 6:3 6:4

croat123
05-10-2004, 06:27 PM
pojedinačno Elsner, D. vs. Eschauer, W. 6:4 6:7(13) 6:3

pojedinačno Traykov, I. vs. Parmar, A. 5:7 3:1 ret.

pojedinačno Ramirez Hidalgo, R. vs. Mazarakis, V. 6:7(7) 7:6(2) 6:4

parovi Beck, K., Levinsky, J. vs.
Levy, H., Vassallo Arguello, M. 5:7 7:5 6:3

parovi Bachelot, J., Wassen, R. vs.
Daniel, M., Veronelli, D. 6:1 6:0

parovi Kerr, J., Vanhoudt, T. vs.
Karanušić, R., Zovko, L. 6:3 6:4 :fiery:

parovi Lindstedt, R., Oliver, G. vs.
Garcia, A., Mello, R. 6:2 5:7 6:1

croat123
05-10-2004, 08:21 PM
Andersen, J. vs. Serrano, O. 6:3 6:4

Tursunov, D. vs. Tuksar, S. 7:6(5) 6:3 :fiery::sad: nice fight tho

croat123
05-10-2004, 08:25 PM
Karlovic pulled out :sad::fiery:

Vik is LL

OOP for Tuesday:
http://www.zagrebopen.hr/upl/raspored.pdf

tv coverage starts at 15:30 local time on HRT2
no coverage on wednesday or friday ( :confused: )

RaVeR
05-10-2004, 09:27 PM
pfff:sad:

no Karlovic...
no Ancic...
no Goran...

tourney sucks:mad::mad:

a bas sam se mislio zaletiti na turnur ...ali nakon ovih otkaza nemam koga vise gledati!:fiery:
jadan je turnir ove godine!!!!

Tricky_Forehand
05-10-2004, 10:40 PM
:woohoo: :woohoo:

I second that and add: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Also a :bounce: for Dmitry. I've nearly forgiven him for Houston :)

Fee
05-11-2004, 02:32 AM
I had a very brief IM with Graydon today. Despite his incredibly slow connection, he was able to tell me that he is doing well, so I am quite relieved.

PatatRiek
05-11-2004, 04:10 PM
Gonzalez, S. def Perić, T. 6:4 6:0

Mello, R. def. Gruber, K. 6:1 6:2

Benfele Alvarez, E. def. Calatrava, A. 6:3 7:6(5)

De Voest, R. def. Okun, N. 6:4 7:6(4)

Vik, R. def. Krajan, Ž. 6:4 6:3

PatatRiek
05-11-2004, 06:30 PM
Schukin, Y. vs. Zovko, L. 6:2 6:3
Beck, K. vs. Perez, D. 6:4 6:7(2) 6:4
Vassallo Arguello, M. vs. Simoni, A. 3:6 6:3 6:4

misyou25
05-11-2004, 07:12 PM
and veronelli and vliegen????

PatatRiek
05-11-2004, 07:28 PM
and veronelli and vliegen????


Vliegen, K. def Veronelli, D. 3:6 6:0 6:3 :)

misyou25
05-11-2004, 07:40 PM
yes!!!!!!!thanks!

vamos argentina1
05-11-2004, 07:51 PM
whats the result in harel levi's game?

PatatRiek
05-11-2004, 08:21 PM
whats the result in harel levi's game?

Karanušić, R. vs. Levy, H. 6:7(2) 6:4 6:2

Tricky_Forehand
05-12-2004, 07:21 AM
Good luck to Dmitry in both Singles & Doubles tomorrow :D :D

croat123
05-12-2004, 01:09 PM
roko was down 6-7 0-4* 0-30* against levy and made a comeback :yeah:

SonicCRO
05-12-2004, 03:28 PM
Karanušić - Traykov 6-3 2-2 go ROKO :D :D :devil:

SonicCRO
05-12-2004, 03:55 PM
KARANUSIC WIN 6-3 7-6 GREAT JOB ROKO

misyou25
05-12-2004, 04:22 PM
and what about vliegen? hey guys, you're doing a great job here by the way...

PatatRiek
05-12-2004, 04:25 PM
and what about vliegen? hey guys, you're doing a great job here by the way...

vliegen no play today

QF (1) Kerr, J., Vanhoudt, T. def (Q) Ritz, K., Šimundža, B. 7:5 6:0

SonicCRO
05-12-2004, 04:27 PM
and what about vliegen? hey guys, you're doing a great job here by the way...

Vliegen play tommorow, he is clear favorite against Schukin, Vliegen lose first set against Veronelli because Veronelli play great tennis, than Vliegen takes last 2 set's...

misyou25
05-12-2004, 05:48 PM
hmmmm i think if vliegen wouldnt have to play all the time qualies for atps he would win some... like other players too... unfortunately not every country has an atp tournament. for example belgium, the belgians would get some wild cards....

misyou25
05-12-2004, 05:49 PM
thanks anyway!

SonicCRO
05-12-2004, 07:02 PM
hmmmm i think if vliegen wouldnt have to play all the time qualies for atps he would win some... like other players too... unfortunately not every country has an atp tournament. for example belgium, the belgians would get some wild cards....

He must play in Zagreb good tennis becaues he defending lots of points, he is last year champion ;)

nitsansh
05-12-2004, 08:48 PM
Vliegen is down at 110th place next week.

nitsansh
05-12-2004, 08:51 PM
Wednesday, May 12th

singles Tursunov, D. vs. De Voest, R. 6:3 3:6 6:3

singles Ramirez Hidalgo, R. vs. Gonzalez, S. 6:0 6:4

singles Vassallo Arguello, M. vs. Andersen, J. 7:5 6:1

singles Garcia, A. vs. Hernandez, A. 6:1 6:1

singles Karanušić, R. vs. Traykov, I. 6:3 7:6(5)

doubles Kerr, J., Vanhoudt, T. vs.
Ritz, K., Šimundža, B. 7:5 6:0

doubles Beck, K., Levinsky, J. vs.
Bachelot, J., Wassen, R. 6:4 6:4

doubles Andersen, J., Okun, N. vs.
Ćilić, M., Ivanišević, G. 6:3 7:5

doubles Gonzalez, S., Hernandez, A. vs.
Perez, D., Simoni, A. 6:1 7:5

doubles Schukin, Y., Tursunov, D. vs.
Benfele Alvarez, E., Kato, J. 6:2 6:1

Champion number 1
05-13-2004, 12:39 PM
Forza Vassallo even though you are Argentinian, you have decided to become Italian so I like you. Next up Ramirez-Hidalgo so he will lose but good luck Martin!

PatatRiek
05-13-2004, 02:38 PM
R2 (Q)Yuri Schukin (RUS) def (5)Kristof Vliegen (BEL) 6:2 7:6(4) :sad:

misyou25
05-13-2004, 05:09 PM
sh...vliegi lost:-(

Tricky_Forehand
05-13-2004, 06:20 PM
Keep it up Dmitry :bounce: :bounce:

JMG
05-13-2004, 09:07 PM
Elsner df. Beck 6:2 6:0 :-)

croat123
05-14-2004, 03:14 PM
fuck...

tursunov up 6-3 4-2 vs. karanusic

fight roko!! do what you did vs. levy!

croat123
05-14-2004, 03:15 PM
also: garcia up 5-3

croat123
05-14-2004, 03:19 PM
tursunov 4-3 in the second :mad: keep fighting roko!!

garcia 6-3

PatatRiek
05-14-2004, 06:01 PM
SF (1) Kerr, J / Vanhoudt, T. (AUS/BEL) def. (3) Lindstedt, R. / Oliver, G. (SWE/USA) 7:5 6:4

Champion number 1
05-14-2004, 06:09 PM
Poor Vassallo lost in 3 sets to Ramirez Hidalgo, he won the first 64 but then lost 61 61. He should be happy with winning the 2 matches though to regain some confidence. He is a chellenger man, I doubt he will ever rock any foundations of any main ATP tour events.

Tricky_Forehand
05-14-2004, 07:19 PM
Dmitry :woohoo: :woohoo:

Graydon/Robert :sad: :sad:

Scotso
05-14-2004, 08:59 PM
Beck/Levinsky won their SF :D

SonicCRO
05-15-2004, 01:27 PM
enyone needs score from matc tursunov-garcia

PatatRiek
05-15-2004, 04:59 PM
Garcia, A. def Tursunov, D. 6:4 2:6 7:6(3)

SonicCRO
05-15-2004, 05:25 PM
Ramirez - Mello 6-1 6-2

Tricky_Forehand
05-15-2004, 05:28 PM
Dmitry!! :mad: :banghead:

Good for Adrian though! I think this has been the best week in singles that I've seen him have since I first saw him play last year.

SonicCRO
05-15-2004, 05:47 PM
Dmitry!! :mad: :banghead:

Good for Adrian though! I think this has been the best week in singles that I've seen him have since I first saw him play last year.

He is good but, today he must play, because stupid Tursunov take's him 71 unforced error's point, I sad stupid beacause he play like today lots of time before and because of that he never go in top 30 or 40...

Tricky_Forehand
05-15-2004, 05:54 PM
He is good but, today he must play, because stupid Tursunov take's him 71 unforced error's point, I sad stupid beacause he play like today lots of time before and because of that he never go in top 30 or 40...

Doesn't surprise me. That's why I'm mad at Dmitry and not sad about it. I just don't understand his mind sometimes :rolleyes: ,

SonicCRO
05-15-2004, 06:06 PM
Doesn't surprise me. That's why I'm mad at Dmitry and not sad about it. I just don't understand his mind sometimes :rolleyes: ,


Me too i don't understand that man, but I know one thing on US Open he is very strong with Kuerten and I lose lots of mony on that game but after that match he don't know how to play tenis, only that time with Kuerten he play GREAT, stupid man :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:

Tricky_Forehand
05-15-2004, 06:18 PM
Now to be fair....he has played great since then just not on a consistent basis. He held his concentration long enough in January to win the Hawaii Challenger. He also won a Challenger after the US OPEN and made a few QFs and/or SFs. It's just that he can't seem to find it in himself to be mentally strong for that long :rolleyes:

And that shows you about betting...there's no such thing as a sure thing ;)

PatatRiek
05-15-2004, 06:36 PM
score double finale? anyone?

SonicCRO
05-15-2004, 07:09 PM
Now to be fair....he has played great since then just not on a consistent basis. He held his concentration long enough in January to win the Hawaii Challenger. He also won a Challenger after the US OPEN and made a few QFs and/or SFs. It's just that he can't seem to find it in himself to be mentally strong for that long :rolleyes:

And that shows you about betting...there's no such thing as a sure thing ;)

I agree with you, best regards from Croatia....

Ginger
05-15-2004, 10:22 PM
...

PatatRiek
05-15-2004, 11:30 PM
Finale dubbelspel :
Beck / Levinsky(SVK/CZE) def (1) Kerr / Vanhoudt (AUS/BEL) 6:2 7:6(4)

Scotso
05-16-2004, 04:35 AM
wooohooooooooo Karol :bounce:

nitsansh
05-16-2004, 08:29 PM
Final: Garcia, A. vs. Ramirez Hidalgo, R. 6:3 7:5

mad1town
05-17-2004, 04:20 PM
Although I was surprised Dmitry didn't win this tournament...let's be fair to the guy. Since the US Open, his ranking has gone from approx. 274 to 68 in the world. Rarely do you see a guy have a straight line up without a few dips along the way. He now has a great coach (Jose Higueras) with great experience...hopefully he will continue to make progress so his mind matches the talent he has in his physical game.

I must admit, for fans of this guy, that losses like this in the semis of this challenger plus his crushing loss today to Davydenko (2 & 0) in the St. Polten tournament...test your faith. I bet Higureas is pulling his hair out...