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The Junior Championships - Wimbledon 2008, GA *Winner: Grigor Dimitrov*

05-27-2008, 02:51 PM
Wimbledon 2008

Dates : 28 Jun to 06 Jul 2008
Venue : Wimbledon, Great Britain
Grade : Grade A
Surface : Grass

Entry list:

06-05-2008, 11:23 AM
oh my god! Guido Pella have to play qualies again!!!!!!!!!

C´mon Guido and Juan Vazquez Valenzuela!!!!!!!!!! :wavey:

06-16-2008, 09:35 AM
Saw that Guido pulled out....probably doesn't have the taste for Grass.....too bad, really.

06-19-2008, 05:12 AM
Juan Vasquez wont be playing also
he'll play 3 futures at cordoba, argentina (2 main draw wc's and one for the qualy)

06-19-2008, 07:03 AM
Quite a shame, the Argentinian players are always interesting to follow and I always like to see how they do on other surfaces, since it shows their true talent.

Haile Selassie
06-19-2008, 01:47 PM
pff argies :rolleyes:
I hope Yuki does well in here :hug:

06-22-2008, 10:15 AM
And Yang as well....I bet noone will count him out this time around;)

06-28-2008, 12:42 PM
Tomic defeat Boluda 6-2 6-1. I bet nobody expected such an easy win.

06-28-2008, 02:38 PM
Considering that Tomic' best surface is grass and Boluda's best surface is clay, it's not that surprising, no:)

06-28-2008, 05:34 PM
Ty D Trombetta (USA)def Yuki Bhambri (IND)[5] 7-6(2) 6-4

Tomic will win this slam easily...

06-29-2008, 03:13 AM
Go Yang!

06-30-2008, 09:37 AM
First round results:

Bernard Tomic (AUS,1) d. Carlos Boluda (ESP) 6-2 6-1
Alexei Grigorov (RUS,11) d. Takanyi Garanganga (ZIM) 6-2 3-6 6-3
Henrique Cunha (BRA,6) d. Jarmere Jenkins (USA) 6-2 6-3
Jerzy Janowicz (POL,4) d. Mathew James (GBR) 4-6 6-2 6-2
Ze Zhang (CHN) d. Thomas Knights (GBR) 6-4 6-4
Chase Buchanan (USA,14) d. Tadayuki Longhi (JPN) 6-3 7-6(7)
Daniel Evans (GBR) d. Peerakit Siributwong (THA,12) 7-6(4) 4-6 6-2
Mirza Basic (BIH) d. Marcelo Arevalo (ESA,8) 6-4 6-1
Ty Trombetta (USA) d. Yuki Bhambri (IND,5) 7-6(2) 6-4
Mark Verryth (AUS) d. Xander Spong (NED) 6-2 6-3
Niall Angus (GBR) d. Cristobal Saavedra-Corvalan (CHI) 6-4 4-6 6-4
Bradley Klahn (USA,16) d. Di Wu (CHN) 6-4 6-7(7) 6-0
Juan-Carlos Spir (COL) d. Niki Moser (AUT) 6-4 6-7(3) 6-2
Cesar Ramirez (MEX,3) d. Matt Reid (AUS) 6-3 6-3
Ryan Harrison (USA,7) d. Vasek Pospisil (CAN) 6-7(5) 7-6(8) 6-4
Alessandro Giannessi (ITA) d. Kittiphong Wachiramanowong (THA) 7-6(2) 6-4
Tsung-Hua Yang (TPE,2) d. Jose Hernandez (DOM) 6-4 6-3

06-30-2008, 03:40 PM
Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) def. B.Rola (SLO) 7-6 6-3 :bounce:

07-01-2008, 03:13 PM
[6]Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) def. Niall Angus (GBR) 7-6 6-4!

Next up for Grisha is Ty D Trombetta (USA)

07-01-2008, 04:02 PM
R2: Filip Krajinovic (SRB) d. Ryan Harrison (USA,7) 7:5 6:3


Haile Selassie
07-01-2008, 10:27 PM
Laura such a win against Oudin :bolt:
Yuki :o
Takanyi :sad:

07-02-2008, 08:50 AM
Second round results:

Bernard Tomic (AUS,1) d. Christopher Rungkat (INA) 2-6 6-1 6-4
Marcus Willis (GBR,15) d. Hiroyasu Ehara (JPN) 6-4 6-2
Philipp Lang (AUT) d. Alexei Grigorov (RUS,11) 6-3 6-4
Henrique Cunha (BRA,6) d. Milos Raonic (CAN) 6-4 6-4
Ze Zhang (CHN) d. Jerzy Janowicz (POL,4) 4-6 6-4 6-3
Henri Kontinen (FIN) d. Chase Buchanan (USA,14) 6-4 6-2
Daniel Evans (GBR) d. Guillaume Rufin (FRA) 7-6(8) 1-6 6-4
Dane Propoggia (AUS) d. Mirza Basic (BIH) 4-6 6-4 6-1
Ty Trombetta (USA) d. Mark Verryth (AUS) 7-6(1) 6-3
Grigor Dimitrov (BUL,9) d. Niall Angus (GBR) 7-6(3) 6-4
Bradley Klahn (USA,16) d. Daniel Smethurst (GBR) 7-6(4) 6-4
Cesar Ramirez (MEX,3) d. Juan-Carlos Spir (COL) 6-2 6-2
Filip Krajinovic (SRB) d. Ryan Harrison (USA,7) 7-5 6-3
Jared Easton (AUS) d. Cedrik-Marcel Stebe (GER,10) 6-3 4-6 8-6
Andrew Thomas (AUS) d. Daniel Cox (GBR) 2-6 6-4 9-7
Tsung-Hua Yang (TPE,2) d. Alessandro Giannessi (ITA) 7-6(7) 6-2

07-02-2008, 04:06 PM
Grigor Dimitrov destroyed Ty D Trombetta with 6-0 6-1. Go Grigore.

07-02-2008, 05:31 PM
R3: Filip Krajinovic SRB d. Jared Easton AUS 6:1 6:2


07-02-2008, 06:41 PM
Cunha won :D and faces Tomic :D

07-02-2008, 07:53 PM
Third round results:

Bernard Tomic (AUS,1) d. Marcus Willis (GBR,15) 6-3 5-7 6-4
Henrique Cunha (BRA,6) d. Philipp Lang (AUT) 6-2 6-2
Henri Kontinen (FIN) d. Ze Zhang (CHN) 6-2 3-6 8-6
Dane Propoggia (AUS) d. Daniel Evans (GBR) 7-6(5) 6-4
Grigor Dimitrov (BUL,9) d. Ty Trombetta (USA) 6-0 6-1
Cesar Ramirez (MEX,3) d. Bradley Klahn (USA,16) 7-6(1) 6-2
Filip Krajinovic (SRB) d. Jared Easton (AUS) 6-1 6-2
Andrew Thomas (AUS) d. Tsung-Hua Yang (TPE,2) 6-3 6-2

07-03-2008, 02:13 PM
Quarterfinal results:

Bernard Tomic (AUS,1) d. Henrique Cunha (BRA,6) 4-6 6-4 6-3
Henri Kontinen (FIN) d. Dane Propoggia (AUS) 6-2 6-2
Grigor Dimitrov (BUL,9) d. Cesar Ramirez (MEX,3) 6-3 7-5
Filip Krajinovic (SRB) d. Andrew Thomas (AUS) 7-6(2) 6-4


07-03-2008, 02:16 PM
Dimitrov vs Tomic Final would be great

07-03-2008, 02:29 PM
Indeed it would, two of the biggest talents in the game fighting for a Grand Slam title:) Krajinovic won't be easy, though.

07-03-2008, 05:36 PM
Neither will be Kontinen. :)

I'd wish for Kontinen-Dimitrov final, as they also play as a pair in Doubles. Would be a nice feat to have the doubles champions play against each other in the singles finals. Since Kontinen is the no.1 doubles junior and Dimitrov is the prodigy he is, they'll probably have little trouble advancing far in the doubles category. They're on court right now, won the first set 6-1 and leading second 3-1.

07-03-2008, 08:06 PM
Kontinen and Dimitrov will advance round by round.Nothing granted.

07-04-2008, 12:21 PM
Dimitrov wins 6-3 6-3

Konitinen wins 7-6 6-4


07-04-2008, 12:26 PM
Congrats to Dimitrov and Kontinen!

Great achievement for Krajinovic on his 2nd GS appearance :)

07-04-2008, 12:28 PM
Today was one of the weaker performances of Grisha serve and volley wise and had too many errors but still played really well, he has an amazing forehand, is fast, just feels comfortable anywhere on the court but has to work still a bit on his serve, oomphing it up a bit and his net game falters, which at times is good and at times just mediocre.
This kid has a great future.

07-04-2008, 12:50 PM
Very interesting final, I would say. After having seen both matches, I would give the edge to Kontinen. His play is perfectly adapted to the grass and he's a very cool, but confident character.

07-04-2008, 01:03 PM
Tomic didn't stand a chance against Kontinen's Serve & Volley. He had zero break points, Reached Deuce once.

07-04-2008, 03:27 PM
That wasn't even the reason he won, I think. The reason Kontinen did so well, is because he managed to upset the rythm of Tomic. Tomic likes to play fast, take short breaks between every 2 games, not take a lot of time between points. What Kontinen did was just wait until it was time, grab his towel from time to time to take some extra time between points. Kontinen clearly did his homework on Tomic, which shows a level of maturity that could help him greatly in the final.

07-04-2008, 05:12 PM
I agree, that definitely played a part in the game. But I'd also like to add that he picked up quite a lot of really difficult volleys tremendously. Just as well as some of the men's doubles stars.

I don't remember the name of the players, but in the davis cup between Finland and South Africa, Nieminen/Kontinen actually took a set from the South African doubles specialists, which is pretty good considering the South African team was in the Aus Open finals and to my knowledge won Wimbledon once.

All I need to hope now is that Kontinen is able to develop his serve even further to make it a real weapon even outside the junior games. We desperately need someone to take over Nieminen's task of the lone Finnish tennis star. :)

07-05-2008, 11:11 AM
At least you have a star;) But if Henri can keep his development moving forward, he definitely has the potential. Winning this title would also do his confidence a world of good, I would think. Question will be in this match how much Dimitrov's problems will affect his game.

07-05-2008, 01:28 PM
Wonderful performance for Grigor! Good luck in the final!

07-06-2008, 03:15 PM

Браво Гриша :worship:

07-06-2008, 03:19 PM
Incredible performance. He had pain in his shoulder but managed to outplay Kontinen. I am so happy. Bulgaria has it's boys champion at last.

07-06-2008, 04:35 PM
Congrats to Dimitrov!

Kontinen couldn't handle the pressure, nerves got to him. It's a shame to lose playing like that, hopefully he can score a big victory soon enough so that finals won't become too stressing. Luckily he's still only 18. :)

07-07-2008, 07:18 AM
Kontinen basically went for too much too soon, too much risk into his groundstrokes. The only reason he kept in stride so long was because of his service-volley tactics, because on the ground Dimitrov was the better player by far. Dimitrov was a deserved champion, it was actually a shame not to be able to see the full scope of his game with his shoulder hurting.....I hope that's not a bad sign for the future. Especially because this kid has a big one in front of him.....and it's refreshing to see his one-handed backhand, very nice technically, as well. Dimitrov now also enters into the race for the year end number 1 position behind Bernard Tomic and Tsung-Hua Yang. I'm personally hoping that all 3 will enter into the US Open, which could make for an incredible battle for the top spot:)

08-21-2008, 10:51 AM

THE CHAMPION..........:clap2: