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Italians at Wimbledon 2008

Champion number 1
06-21-2008, 09:27 AM
Round 1:

Simone Bolelli v Alex Bogdanovic (WC)
Fabio Fognini v Marat Safin
(30) Andreas Seppi v Tobias Kamke (LL)
Filippo Volandri v Bobby Reynolds
Potito Starace v Sebastien Grosjean
(Q) Stefano Galvani v Jamie Baker (WC)

I suppose Bolelli, Seppi and possibly Galvani have a chance at going to R2. Starace will lose to Grosjean, but Seba has been getting injured alot so if he retires maybe... Fognini and Volandri will be out.

Champion number 1
06-21-2008, 09:32 AM
Head 2 Heads:

Bolelli 0-0 Bogadnovic

Fognini 0-1 Safin (On Clay in 2006)

Seppi 0-0 Kamke

Volandri 0-0 Reynolds

Starace 1-1 Grosjean (Starace beat Grosjean at RG 2004, Grosjean beat Starace at Sunrise CH on Hard in 2008

Galvani 0-0 Baker

06-21-2008, 09:45 AM
I expect Seppi and Galvani to go through
dunno about Bolelli, Boggo isnt a bad player on grass

Champion number 1
06-24-2008, 09:20 AM
Great start for Seppi and Bolelli... especially Simo as it was a tough match. Volandri retired after 2 sets and Fognini went out in 3 sets to Safin.

Mr Brightside
06-24-2008, 08:06 PM
Stefano won:woohoo:

06-25-2008, 05:39 PM
Superstef has a chance of going further IMO

Champion number 1
06-25-2008, 08:59 PM
Yes Youzhny is not great on grass, but difficult still. Good stuff from Bolelli and Seppi to get to R3. Seppi against which Safin will turn up?

Mr Brightside
06-26-2008, 11:59 AM
Ste 6-4 :bolt:

06-26-2008, 05:39 PM
Yes Seppi-Safin tomorrow not Seppi-Djokovic like everyone thought when the drow came out!
FORZA Seppi you can do it!!!


Champion number 1
06-27-2008, 01:15 PM
Galvani gave a very good match, but in the end lost in 5. Good tournament for him still.

06-27-2008, 08:52 PM
all gone *sigh*

Champion number 1
06-28-2008, 12:24 PM
Wimbledon is the least favourite surface of nearly all Italians so we did well to have 2 in the 3rd round :)

Will still be commenting on the juniors. Gianessi looks likely to go through R1... currently a set and break up.

07-03-2008, 09:10 PM
Yes, Seppi and Bolelli did a really great job...
Bolelli lost vs Hewitt :sad: and Seppi had chances to beat Safin... :sad: over all GRANDE Seppi e Bolelli:worship:

:bigclap: always step by step :bolt:

06-23-2009, 08:35 PM
let's see if they can do better this year

already great first round with 4/5 going through

Champion number 1
06-23-2009, 09:22 PM
Not only this, but also from the womens there was 5 out of 7 going through (1 exited to another Italian too)... so a good start for Italian players in general.

The next round is far tougher for most. Seppi will be disappointed if he flops to Gicquel though. He should fancy his chances of R3 after a huge win against Blake. Fognini and Starace had retired opponents, going any furhter than R2 would be minor miracle for 2 clear clay courters :D Bolelli against Tsonga, well if he gives 100% thats all you would ask. Should be disappointed not to be on a better court than court 3 (old court 2) though.

Bolelli Ultra
06-24-2009, 04:45 AM
The best opening round for Italian players since 1911.

Highlights for me were Seppi's win over Blake, Schiavone's win over Wozniacki and Starace destroying Tursonov before he retired.


06-24-2009, 01:02 PM
The best opening round for Italian players since 1911.

Highlights for me were Seppi's win over Blake, Schiavone's win over Wozniacki and Starace destroying Tursonov before he retired.



Tursunov would have been incredible

Champion number 1
06-25-2009, 08:57 PM
Also good luck to the 3 ladies left. I think 2 of them have some chance to advance. Vinci is surely a gonna against Serena Williams. Hope she shows her best.

Champion number 1
06-25-2009, 08:58 PM
Schiavone also beat Wozniak (Canadian), not Wozniacki (Danish) who is alot better.

Anyway, 4 players advance to round 3.

Great fight from Starace against Stepanek, to take him to 5 sets, and we all know Poto is normally useless on the grass. Seppi managed to win in 5, done well after having to come back to play being 2-1 up over night. Also, Bolelli pulled out, which was a shame, him v Tsonga would have been a good match and Fognini lost easily to Ferrer which was expected really.

Bolelli Ultra
06-28-2009, 02:48 AM
Schiavone has done well to get to the fourth round, she has gone into 2/3 games as underdog as well I believe.

I give her a real chance to beat Razzano and make the Wimbledon Qtr Finals, what an achievement that would be.

Champion number 1
06-28-2009, 01:28 PM
Indeed she has a real chance of the QF. Seppi was unfortunate when he came back yesterday. Didnt play too badly, but Andreev had enough.