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Valencia QF: Nico "Mr. Valencia" Almagro def Juan Monaco 6-3 6-2

Action Jackson
04-18-2008, 01:21 PM
Mucho continues his streak in Valencia to 16 wins in a row. He really didn't have to do that much today, but good to see his strong form on clay is continuing.

Pico wasn't really there today, now it's time to prepare for Monte Carlo.

Mucho will play either Korolev or Haase.

LocoPorElTenis
04-18-2008, 01:22 PM
Very windy conditions and Pico was very uncomfortable and upset out there while Mucho was just playing the best he could given the situation.

Time to rest for Pico and hopefully have a good showing in the coming TMS events.

Mucho will likely win the title and make it 3 in a row now.

wenty
04-18-2008, 01:23 PM
Well done Nico :rocker:
Pico :hug:

gusman890
04-18-2008, 01:27 PM
Almagro keeps rolling along. God he loves this place.

SwiSha
04-18-2008, 01:37 PM
too good this Mucho

Deivid23
04-18-2008, 01:39 PM
Mucho continues his streak in Valencia to 13 wins in a row. He really didn't have to do that much today, but good to see his strong form on clay is continuing.

Pico wasn't really there today, now it's time to prepare for Monte Carlo.

Mucho will play either Korolev or Haase.

They are 16, he came off qualies to claim his maiden title

Action Jackson
04-18-2008, 01:41 PM
Yes, I forgot he qualified to win his 1st title in Valencia. The wind was gusty at times, but hope Mucho can perform at the bigger clay events now.

TankingTheSet
04-18-2008, 01:46 PM
If he wins this week he will lead the ATP in titles won this year!

Beforehand
04-18-2008, 02:18 PM
Now we know why Rafa ducks Valencia. This Almagro is nice.

stebs
04-18-2008, 02:33 PM
We have seen Almagro impress before at smaller events but he has yet to make a real impact in the bigger events. I think he is more likely to do it this year, his consistency appears to have improved. I hope it comes to fruition.

Horatio Caine
04-18-2008, 02:41 PM
A little surprised it was THAT easy.

Really is time for him to put together some strong runs in the bigger events...as stebs says, his consistency is a lot better.

rhinooooo
04-18-2008, 03:11 PM
Almagro's mind has definitely improved. From what I saw in Acapulco, and even that match against Youzhny, he's found a way to stay calmer and more focussed.

Lee
04-18-2008, 03:32 PM
hope Mucho can perform at the bigger clay events now.

We have seen Almagro impress before at smaller events but he has yet to make a real impact in the bigger events. I think he is more likely to do it this year, his consistency appears to have improved. I hope it comes to fruition.

I am still patiently waiting. :p

TMJordan
04-18-2008, 04:06 PM
Too big.

Caio_Brasil
04-18-2008, 04:46 PM
Pico :sad:

Almagro is probably the best clay court player just behind Rafa at this moment. At least from what I saw of him in Costa do Sauipe and Acapulco. Judging from his results this week, he is keeping it up :yeah:

Kitty de Sade
04-18-2008, 04:56 PM
I am still patiently waiting. :p

Dedicated to Lee, of course. :hatoff: :p

Your crackhead wins, and mine eats a bagel. :tape:

Merton
04-18-2008, 06:03 PM
Too easy for Almagro, the big question for him is how he will do in Monte Carlo.

Grinder
04-18-2008, 06:40 PM
Time for Nico to make a TMS final, if it does happen, I would think it will be in Rome. Hopefully Nico can win his third straight Valencia title.

Santorofan
04-18-2008, 06:49 PM
I was at the match today, it wasn't even as close as the score indicates. I expected a tighter match, but Mucho dominated from the outset..made me think, how the hell is Pico ranked higher? The ridiculous cyclone conditions seemed not have bothered him a bit (and hours later even I am still covered in red clay!). Afterwards, Almagro went thru the motions in the doubles SF....very casual, lackadaisacal almost, unlike the singles match where he was hella intense. Evidently he didn't wish to waste much effort on extraneous activities. Btw, Korolev will be his opponent in semis...the two have never played before.

Smoke944
04-18-2008, 06:53 PM
What a beast :cool:

ChinoRios4Ever
04-18-2008, 07:03 PM
good job AlMUGro :rocker:

HeretiC
04-18-2008, 07:49 PM
Almagro simply trashed Monaco not even giving him a single chance. He is playing great at the moment but the problem is that he can't win when he ain't playing great. Thats what differs a top players from the rest.

DhammaTiger
04-19-2008, 12:52 AM
As a fan of Nico since 2004, I too am waiting for him to get better results in big events.Vamos Nico:banana: