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Italians in Rome

Mr Brightside
05-03-2008, 12:59 PM
Italians in Quali

GALVANI, Stefano ITA vs [13]PATIENCE, Olivier FRA
[2]BJORKMAN, Jonas SWE vs TREVISAN, Matteo ITA
[3]HANESCU, Victor ROU vs FABBIANO, Thomas ITA
ARNABOLDI, Andrea ITA vs [9]PASHANSKI, Boris SRB
[5]DEL POTRO, Juan Martin ARG vs ALDI, Francesco ITA
VAGNOZZI, Simone ITA vs [11]BECKER, Benjamin GER
[6]LAPENTTI, Nicolas ECU vs LORENZI, Paolo ITA
[7]CLEMENT, Arnaud FRA vs AZZARO, Leonardo ITA
MARRAI, Matteo ITA vs [10]CUEVAS, Pablo URU

Italians in MD

Naso-Canas
Starace-Cilic
Seppi-Santoro
Volandri-q
Bolelli-q
Cipolla-Almagro

Mr Brightside
05-03-2008, 01:00 PM
Trevisan leads Bjorkman 46 63 20* :woohoo:
Arnaboldi leads Pashanski 64 36 32*
Azzaro leads Clement *32
Cuevas leads Marrai 63 46 *51 :hug:

scarecrows
05-03-2008, 01:29 PM
i saw the qualies draw and I dont think anyone will qualify

in MD, great draw for Volandri and Bolelli, good for Seppi, horrible for Cipolla and Naso

Mr Brightside
05-03-2008, 02:02 PM
Bjorkman def Trevisan 64 36 76(5) :bigcry:
Pashanski def Arnaboldi 46 63 63
Cuevas def Marrai 63 46 61

OMG:tape: typical fighters losers italians:o

*Ljubica*
05-03-2008, 06:20 PM
Bjorkman def Trevisan 64 36 76(5) :bigcry:
Pashanski def Arnaboldi 46 63 63
Cuevas def Marrai 63 46 61

OMG:tape: typical fighters losers italians:o

:awww: Just wanted to say I watched the Trevisan/Bjorkman match today. And please don't be too hard on Matteo, because he did play really well, and he fought til the end too. It was just that, at the end, Bjorkman had so much more experience than him, and it showed in the final set tie-break and on the "pressure" points. Trevisan doesn't have so much strength yet, and his serve needs to improve (especially second serve), but I think he has the makings of a good player. He certainly has an excellent backhand and he plays intelligently - just needs some more matches against experiened opposition like today to grow and improve on the big occasion.

:wavey: from Rome.

Mr Brightside
05-03-2008, 06:33 PM
:awww: Just wanted to say I watched the Trevisan/Bjorkman match today. And please don't be too hard on Matteo, because he did play really well, and he fought til the end too. It was just that, at the end, Bjorkman had so much more experience than him, and it showed in the final set tie-break and on the "pressure" points. Trevisan doesn't have so much strength yet, and his serve needs to improve (especially second serve), but I think he has the makings of a good player. He certainly has an excellent backhand and he plays intelligently - just needs some more matches against experiened opposition like today to grow and improve on the big occasion.

:wavey: from Rome.

thanks for the report:)
that foot fault called on 5-5 in TB was just:mad::mad::mad:

Mr Brightside
05-03-2008, 06:38 PM
Bjorkman def Trevisan 64 36 76(5) :bigcry:
Pashanski def Arnaboldi 46 63 63
Cuevas def Marrai 63 46 61

OMG:tape: typical fighters losers italians:o

Becker def Vagnozzi 46 64 62
Clement def Azzaro 46 62 63
Patience def Galvani 62 46 64

This is incredible:spit:

Just 1 win
Fabbiano def Hanescu 64 30 RET:rolls:

In progress Lapentti vs Lorenzi....they're in 3rd set:scared::o:smash:

italy_tennis
05-03-2008, 07:01 PM
Starace and Volandri at the draw ceremony

http://www.internazionalibnlditalia.it/2/public/news/ac082593.jpg
http://www.internazionalibnlditalia.it/2/public/news/ac082602.jpg
http://www.internazionalibnlditalia.it/2/public/news/ac082606.jpg
http://www.internazionalibnlditalia.it/2/public/news/palmieri_c087306.jpg
With tournament director Sergio Palmieri
http://www.internazionalibnlditalia.it/2/public/news/ac082607.jpg

Mr Brightside
05-03-2008, 09:11 PM
Last 2 matches:
Lapentti def Lorenzi 36 61 75
Del Potro def Aldi 60 46 62

So on 9 italians: 1 won and 8 lost in 3 sets(:ignore:)

scarecrows
05-03-2008, 10:58 PM
my prediction was spot on :awww:

Frederick16
05-04-2008, 10:11 AM
where is fognini ?

Mr Brightside
05-04-2008, 10:36 AM
where is fognini ?

injured:(

scarecrows
05-04-2008, 02:48 PM
did you see the interview with Federer, Volandri and Potito at "Quelli che...?"

scarecrows
05-04-2008, 03:31 PM
Fabbiano, the only 1st round survivor is in main draw, beating Pashanski 3-6 7-5 6-3

Mr Brightside
05-04-2008, 04:26 PM
did you see the interview with Federer, Volandri and Potito at "Quelli che...?"

nope i was watching Sky:o
Amazing Tommyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy:worship::worship::worship:

*Ljubica*
05-04-2008, 05:26 PM
nope i was watching Sky:o
Amazing Tommyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy:worship::worship::worship:

I was also at the Fabbiano match today. I must admit I was very impressed with Fabbiano. He has some nice shots, and, it is just a shame he is so short, because I think that will cause some problems for him on the main tour in the future. He is a fighter though, and played very well.

Mr Brightside
05-04-2008, 05:43 PM
I was also at the Fabbiano match today. I must admit I was very impressed with Fabbiano. He has some nice shots, and, it is just a shame he is so short, because I think that will cause some problems for him on the main tour in the future. He is a fighter though, and played very well.

i saw some of his matches and his FH is really impressive:eek: needs to improve the BH.Tomorrw against Mahut.....forza:rocker:

gambit84
05-04-2008, 06:09 PM
did you see the interview with Federer, Volandri and Potito at "Quelli che...?"

I watched it...trash tv when the wizard Casella began his show :rolleyes:

scarecrows
05-04-2008, 06:13 PM
I watched it...trash tv when the wizard Casella began his show :rolleyes:

ah, didnt catch Casella today
which animal did he mesmerize today? :haha:

gambit84
05-04-2008, 07:04 PM
ah, didnt catch Casella today
which animal did he mesmerize today? :haha:

Giangi I don't know, usually I don't watch that TV show :scratch:

Mr Brightside
05-04-2008, 07:08 PM
I watched it...trash tv when the wizard Casella began his show :rolleyes:

what do you expect with Simona Ventura?:spit:

Alex.
05-04-2008, 10:22 PM
Congrats Thomas :banana: Mahut is a good first round.

Champion number 1
05-04-2008, 11:19 PM
Great win for Fabbiano and indeed a very good first round opponent on clay. Mahut is more a grass court player.

Good luck to all Italians.

gambit84
05-05-2008, 02:59 PM
what do you expect with Simona Ventura?:spit:

of course...Simona is the queen of trash :o

*Ljubica*
05-05-2008, 06:33 PM
:wavey: I watched some of Fabbiano's match today, but not all of it this time, as I wanted to watch Andreev's match too, and also see some practice, - so sometimes it is impossible to fit everything in :shrug: Anyway - I am still impressed with Fabbiano - in the end, I think he just got tired, and Mahut was more experienced than him. Also I think the rain delay affected Fabbiano more than Mahut, but these are things he will learn with time and experience.

:wavey: from Rome.

gambit84
05-05-2008, 07:20 PM
thanks Rose :wavey:

Mr Brightside
05-05-2008, 08:28 PM
Starace def Cilic 64 26 62
Seppi def Santoro 64 62
Mahut def Fabbiano 67 64 75
Canas def Naso 67 63 62
Almagro def Cipolla 61 63

Champion number 1
05-06-2008, 11:00 AM
Despite the loss of Fabbiano and Naso, they were both impressive in spells in their match. Certainly showed potential of top 50 players. Naso needs to learn an all court game though, when to go for the high risk shots and when not too... he is very raw, great backhand, decent forehand, but that side also falls apart when under pressure. He is 21, so he certainly needs to start acting on his talent as it is the potential of top 100 certainly. He could be a late bloomer and certainly this year he is showing signals. Fabbiano will get better as the year goes on, barring injuries, I am certain. This week he has shown that against top 100-150 players. Cipolla showed that he is more or less out of his league on this stage, top 100 would be a massive career achievement for him. Seppi and Starace with expecte wins :)

Mr Brightside
05-06-2008, 09:17 PM
Bolelli def Patience 60 63
Lapentti def Volandri 76 26 62

R2
Bolelli vs winner of Simon/Tsonga
Starace vs Karlovic
Seppi vs Blake

If one of them lose in R2 it's really a bad result:shrug: they should win all their matches.

Champion number 1
05-06-2008, 10:37 PM
Bolelli is questionable though, diff. match, but I agree that Starace and Seppi should be disappointed if they lose to the grass/hard courters.