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scotthongkong
11-21-2008, 09:02 AM
I would like to start a thread for a star on the rise Marinko Matosevic.

scotthongkong
11-25-2008, 10:42 AM
Nice first round win in Perth today 6/4 6/4. Mark McCook next and then a qf match up against Tomic or Reid. Interesting!

scotthongkong
12-07-2008, 09:23 AM
Congrats to arinko winning his secons Aussie Futures title and his third for the year. Marinko is a powerful and competitive figure and I think we are going to see great things in 2009 from him.......but not in Asia sadly. Beat Adam Feeney in straight sets in the final today. Also for the record.....he was serving well and properly against Bernard Tomic. There was no foot fault happening there.

Auscon
12-07-2008, 10:53 AM
Congrats to Marinko, very solid today

Consigliere
12-07-2008, 12:17 PM
How tall is he?

Auscon
12-08-2008, 11:43 AM
How tall is he?

I'd guess ~6'2

ATP site has Feeney listed as 5'10, and Matosevic is a good 2-3 inches taller

maratness
12-14-2008, 06:56 AM
Matosevic is 194 cm tahst baout 6/4.he has won 4 futures this year and 3 finals.One of the best big man movers i have seen since marat.watch out for him and nick lindahl in 2009 i saw then working very hard at melb park with former aus davis cup player marc kimmich.

azza
12-14-2008, 07:42 AM
everytime they play together they always lose R1 or R2. they should be seperated proffesionally and leave muck up time to just that muck up time

maratness
12-14-2008, 09:09 PM
AZZA dont worry about their doubles.just watch out for their singles.lindahl will be better then eve rin 2009 look for big things.matosevic doesnt have points to defend till early may.exciting times for these 2 ballers.

Consigliere
12-15-2008, 01:19 AM
career high ranking of 293 achieved today.

scotthongkong
12-15-2008, 11:08 PM
A very nice first up win over Millman in the Play off yesterday 6/4 6/2. Plays Smeets today who beat Matthew Ebden very comfortably yesterday so Marinko will need to play well but I am definitely expecting a win here. Good luck!

scotthongkong
12-16-2008, 07:43 AM
and he did 4/6 6/2 6/1. Well done to Marinko on his 7th win on the trot!

save ausdecline
12-16-2008, 08:24 AM
Nice

eureka
12-16-2008, 08:52 AM
MM is playing well! Smeets is a worry. Has almost dropped out of the top 200 where he has been comfortably for the last couple of years.

jmf07
12-16-2008, 09:23 AM
:worship: Marinko. Good win. Starting to become one of my favourite players now.

scotthongkong
12-16-2008, 12:22 PM
Watch this space. Marinko is on the march!

maratness
12-18-2008, 05:41 AM
I saw matosevic play yesterday.he looked terribly ill coughing and blowing his nose after almost every point.he was struggling but he did enough to get through.

scotthongkong
12-18-2008, 02:59 PM
Interesting that he was clearly ill but still got onto the court and gave it his all. Thanks for that maratness. Hope he feels better soon.

maratness
12-19-2008, 05:56 AM
I dont know if he gave at his all after he won the first but he did great to get through with him looking like he was dying.next up is ball should be intresting

azza
12-19-2008, 06:02 AM
he Beat Carsten Ball in the QF good win there

VolandriFan
12-19-2008, 08:28 AM
Marinko is a character, really entertaining (and cute! :drool:). Some people won't appreciate his antics, but they're undeniably funny and after all, his idol is Safin. ;)

He was sick today too, but managed to play quite well (lovely passing shots) and was pumped up for most of the match. He has the right mentality to do well, I expect some good results in the future.

maratness
12-20-2008, 07:02 AM
I saw the ball match yeah he looked quite sick but did well to win.I saw him play ebelthite wow this match was strange.at 2 all in the first set marinko seemed to get a bad call,2 points later he yelled out "go back to your retirement home" a jibe aimed at the elderly lineswomen,he hot a code viloation for that then he called the umpire a "joke" which he got game penalty for to lose his serve.he losst th efirst 6-4.in the second set he got game penalty for hitting a ball out of the show court after ebelthite hit it back to him,he managed to get the break back but was again broken at 4 all,ebelthite served the match out.matosevic never really got into he didn tplay well at all.maybe it was his ilness or tired form 3 setter yesterday.

scotthongkong
12-21-2008, 07:46 AM
thanks for the report Maratness. He has been really crook during the week and being the trooper he is gave it his best shot. He will do better next time.

scotthongkong
12-21-2008, 02:08 PM
Marinko.............you will get the wc I am sure...........they would be crazy not to.

VolandriFan
12-22-2008, 09:19 AM
Marinko.............you will get the wc I am sure...........they would be crazy not to.

I doubt he'll get it. I'd be really happy to see it go to Marinko, but knowing Tennis Australia, they'll pick the wrong person.

smile
12-23-2008, 08:53 AM
Have to agree, am doubtful that Marinko will get a w/c as TA seem to be giving w/c's to younger players lately. Also am doubtful that Ebelthite would have got one if he had not won one.

OZTENNIS
12-23-2008, 09:37 PM
hmmm Scott you seemed slighlty obsessed (or incredibly biased) with this guy :lol:


Sure he had a good win against Ball and performed well whilst being sick but what exactly has he done for the season (as a whole) to be selected for one of FOUR remaining MD WCs when the likes of Luczak/Ball/Klein/Groth are not even assured a spot. He is ranked behind all four of them, and he has only won ONE match at challenger level all season. Plus he is on the fringe of TA's age policy whereas Ball/Klein and Groth are all comfortably inside the age policy and ranked higher.

Matosevic should be awarded a place in quallies

save ausdecline
12-24-2008, 12:28 AM
OZTENNIS, in my opinion, i think recent form is what really counts. For example, Sirianni was in red hot form in the playoffs winning the playoffs and he ended up making the semis of adelaide and he cracked the top 150 (he could have potentially have cracked top 75 if he had consistency in results in challenger and atp tourneys. Those who make a great showing in the playoffs should get a wildcard main draw. But TA youth policy doesnt really take that into account. I hope Matosevic gets a wildcard maindraw

azza
12-24-2008, 04:48 AM
Nuh Marinko will defo get a QWC i dont think hes ready for a MD WC yet

jmf07
12-24-2008, 05:11 AM
Yeah I think we all saw that Tennis Australia doesn't consider form when they left Coehlo out of the Wildcard Playoff.

jmf07
12-24-2008, 05:12 AM
I don't think Marinko will need a Qualifying Wildcard to get into the Qualifying draw though.

scotthongkong
12-25-2008, 02:20 PM
I am biased and I am stupid and I am dumb.............you are right Zak! I know talent and he is one! He will not get a main draw wc as they hate him but M is in is the qualies anyhow and I am praying that he gets through. He is a super talent and he has lots of support here in Hong Kong. He would beat Groth any day.......

scotthongkong
12-26-2008, 01:31 PM
hmmm Scott you seemed slighlty obsessed (or incredibly biased) with this guy :lol:


Sure he had a good win against Ball and performed well whilst being sick but what exactly has he done for the season (as a whole) to be selected for one of FOUR remaining MD WCs when the likes of Luczak/Ball/Klein/Groth are not even assured a spot. He is ranked behind all four of them, and he has only won ONE match at challenger level all season. Plus he is on the fringe of TA's age policy whereas Ball/Klein and Groth are all comfortably inside the age policy and ranked higher.

Matosevic should be awarded a place in quallies

You see unlike many of the others Marinko has won 4 tournaments this year. Yes they are satellites and yes there is more in store but you must agree that this is exciting for us. I just feel like there is so many knockers who will come running when he gets to the top....... Too funny! Welcome to the world of Aus Tennis!

Tenys4ever
12-28-2008, 02:31 PM
Yeah he has done really well the latter part of this year - one to watch definitely - his behaviour and antics on court and behaviuor to umpires etc leaves a lot to be desired - and i think he made it into the AO Playoffs because he was the winner of the Procircuit thing so Tennis Australia couldn't leave him out even though they dont like him.

scotthongkong
12-28-2008, 03:35 PM
He is working on lots of things Tenys4ever. He has had a wonderful last bit of the season and I think we have great things in store!

azza
01-03-2009, 06:35 AM
no WC for him at Brisbane Quallies wha the hell!!!!

scotthongkong
01-03-2009, 09:50 AM
cause they hate him Azza. The would rather give it to an out of form Greg Jones.......Marinko won the series and then nothing....he will play Aus Open qualies and that is it ....he earned that so t cannot be taken away from him. He is a wonderful talent and a wonderful person as well.

ace ventura
01-04-2009, 07:25 AM
Why do they hate him ? because he is different, because he is vocal and wears his heart on his sleeve...

gee lucky Murry, Mcenroe, Safin, and all the other crazy players over the years, didnt grow up playing in Aus.....

Shame Marinko wasn't in qually at Bris, we may have got one more win on the board today....

So do TA judge tennis ability on personality and age now...?

Tennis is boring without characters like Marinko, sure he can go a little over board, nothing that couldn't be reeled in with some belief behind him.

Better than watching some players , that are like watching wet paint dry ...

tennis needs personalities... a lot of people who go to tennis dont know slice from top spin,

They go for personality, people pay to see Safin for his unpredictability.....

scotthongkong
01-04-2009, 07:59 AM
Why do they hate him ? because he is different, because he is vocal and wears his heart on his sleeve...

gee lucky Murry, Mcenroe, Safin, and all the other crazy players over the years, didnt grow up playing in Aus.....

Shame Marinko wasn't in qually at Bris, we may have got one more win on the board today....

So do TA judge tennis ability on personality and age now...?

Tennis is boring without characters like Marinko, sure he can go a little over board, nothing that couldn't be reeled in with some belief behind him.

Better than watching some players , that are like watching wet paint dry ...

tennis needs personalities... a lot of people who go to tennis dont know slice from top spin,

They go for personality, people pay to see Safin for his unpredictability.....

Ace Ventura
You are legend. MM is bold, unpredictable and a bit crazy at times. he is also very talented and has a ranking with a bullet. What Aussie tennis needs is MM at the top. I can tell you he has charisma and kids would really look up to him and support him.

maratness
01-05-2009, 12:54 AM
Ace and Scott i totally agree with you guys.the guy is an entertainer and soo fun too watch but i do think he needs to stop some of his negative antics or body language,he really gets down on himself and have seen him throw his racket after he wins points,he is either a perfectionist or a mad man.ALSO Great news-i have heard from a few people marinko was not in melbourne training he went away from home and family and trained through christmas and new years somewhere.Today i saw him training geez he looke like he has put on muscle and is really ripped but im worried about his skin he looked soo tanned must hit with his shirt off like he was today.shame he didnt get wc into brisbane,hope the lack of matches doesnt affect his aussie qs form.

VolandriFan
01-05-2009, 11:46 AM
Ace and Scott i totally agree with you guys.the guy is an entertainer and soo fun too watch but i do think he needs to stop some of his negative antics or body language,he really gets down on himself and have seen him throw his racket after he wins points,he is either a perfectionist or a mad man.ALSO Great news-i have heard from a few people marinko was not in melbourne training he went away from home and family and trained through christmas and new years somewhere.Today i saw him training geez he looke like he has put on muscle and is really ripped but im worried about his skin he looked soo tanned must hit with his shirt off like he was today.shame he didnt get wc into brisbane,hope the lack of matches doesnt affect his aussie qs form.

Photos, or it didn't happen. ;)

scotthongkong
01-06-2009, 09:28 AM
MM is putting in the hours for his training that is for sure. A very diligent approach will reap rewards and he will have the satisfaction of knowing that he has done it without any help and support. Makes him more determined.

scotthongkong
01-06-2009, 09:29 AM
Forgot to say also he his playing an AMT this week for match practice.

save ausdecline
01-06-2009, 09:36 PM
i dont understand his non-selection for a wildcard in brisbane qualies. i know it was explained in above posts. but matosevic was winner of the aussie futures circuit. he is the form player.

scotthongkong
01-07-2009, 04:14 AM
Yep. you are so right. We may have got a win too if MM had made the main draw as well.

azza
01-09-2009, 10:43 PM
Sup guys some good news

Marinko made the AO Quallies draw on his own merit :)

scotthongkong
01-10-2009, 10:28 AM
Yes...good news Azza as he was not going to get anything any other way. I really hope he does well mate. my family are all 100 percent behind him!

scotthongkong
01-29-2009, 10:13 AM
good luck in Burnie.....no points to defend til May......go Marinks!

scotthongkong
02-03-2009, 09:27 PM
Marinko has advanced to the second round of Burnie to play Bernard Tomic. Should be very interesting as we all know what happened the last time they played!

jmf07
02-03-2009, 11:55 PM
Marinko might finally get to complete the thrashing that he was robbed of last time.

scotthongkong
02-05-2009, 11:06 AM
well Marinko went down but a huge fight back after the first set drubbing. 6/0 4/6 7/6 (8/6) to Tomic. Well done Marinko and keep up the great work!

OZTENNIS
02-08-2009, 11:05 PM
Has anyone actually seen this guy play?

He is 24 this year and not yet even in the top 250. Highly doubt he will ever be top 100, but all the best to him. Maybe if he got some assistance from TA (ie AIS scholarship) he could have a Sirianni like career.

scotthongkong
02-11-2009, 10:05 AM
MM beat Haydn Lewis in three sets today in Mildura and will now play King Turner in the second round. Keep it up.

azza
02-22-2009, 10:23 AM
Marinko won the AO F2 beating Ebelthite in the final 6-3 6-4 :):)

Now hes in Melbourne for the 50K Challenger

R1 (6) Marinko Matosevic Vs Hyun-Woo Nam

Audacity
02-23-2009, 07:38 AM
MM is no top 100 player of the future but it is good to see results. Good luck in Melbourne!

scotthongkong
02-24-2009, 11:42 AM
MM is no top 100 player of the future but it is good to see results. Good luck in Melbourne!

You are wrong man! He is.

scotthongkong
02-24-2009, 11:43 AM
Won his first round today and now plays Matt Ebden again on the second round.

Matchu
02-25-2009, 11:36 PM
MM is no top 100 player of the future but it is good to see results. Good luck in Melbourne!

Marinko would really only need two or three good results at this point to really be a chance at making it in the big time. Maybe like two challenger wins and a Grand Slam win and hes all good.

I've just noticed that Marinko has won his last 7 matches. So I'm going to start a streak counter just like in Brydan's thread.

1. Bredan Moore 7-6(2) 7-6(5) (Berri)
2. Ze Zhang 6-2 6-2 (Berri)
3. Matt Reid 2-6 6-3 6-4 (Berri)
4. Ivo Klec 2-6 6-3 6-4 (Berri)
5. Colin Ebelthite 6-3 6-4 (Berri)
6. Hyun-woo Nam 6-4 6-1 (Melbourne)
7. Matt Ebden 5-7 6-1 7-6(6) (Melbourne)
8. Danai Udomchoke ???

maratness
02-26-2009, 06:44 AM
i was there today.matosevic should have won this match easier he had 5-4 set point and ebden framed and ace on a second serve.matosevic won the second vert easily and dominated the third and served for it at 5-4 but ebden broke back.he did well to win the breaker after all the that.

Matchu
02-27-2009, 11:43 AM
Marinko had quite possibly the biggest win of his career today beating Danai Udomchoke 6-1 6-0.

1. Bredan Moore 7-6(2) 7-6(5) (Berri)
2. Ze Zhang 6-2 6-2 (Berri)
3. Matt Reid 2-6 6-3 6-4 (Berri)
4. Ivo Klec 2-6 6-3 6-4 (Berri)
5. Colin Ebelthite 6-3 6-4 (Berri)
6. Hyun-woo Nam 6-4 6-1 (Melbourne)
7. Matt Ebden 5-7 6-1 7-6(6) (Melbourne)
8. Danai Udomchoke 6-1 6-0 (Melbourne)
9. Colin Ebelthite ???

He should beat Ebelthite seeing as he got him in straights a week ago. If he wins he plays either Bernard who he has some history against now or Brydan who would be going for his 15 consecutive match victory. Battle of the winning streaks is my guess. Good news for his ranking too, if he loses to Ebelthite he jumps to around 249, if he beats Ebelthite and loses the final he jumps to around 237 and if he wins this challenger he jumps to about 221. So I think this means he should be done with futures and focus on challengers.

scotthongkong
02-28-2009, 01:52 PM
Thanks Matchu for the detail. Wonderful work from the big guy. Top 200 here we come! Thaks also for your support.

Matchu
03-02-2009, 07:30 AM
Marinko has moved to 238 in the world with his final showing in Melbourne and with no points to defend until mid May Marinko is in a great position to jump into the top 200. I'm pretty sure Marinko will not play any more future tournaments unless his ranking dramatically drops from here. So challengers and ATP qualies from now on for Marinko, he is also guarunteed a spot in qualifying for Roland Garros and Wimbledon which is a good way of keeping him focused being exposed to that high standard of tournament.

save ausdecline
03-02-2009, 10:08 AM
Im still bitching bout MM's non selection in Aus Open. I think TA is sending out a very clear message that their gonna make people earn their right for a wildcard entry into grand slams with younger players who have worked hard first, then older players who have earned their spot. I think it is the right move by TA.I think MM was unlucky. There were a lot of people in front of him in pecking order i.e. Brydan Klein, Ball. Its great to see MM showing TA what he is made of.

scotthongkong
03-03-2009, 08:55 AM
Im still bitching bout MM's non selection in Aus Open. I think TA is sending out a very clear message that their gonna make people earn their right for a wildcard entry into grand slams with younger players who have worked hard first, then older players who have earned their spot. I think it is the right move by TA.I think MM was unlucky. There were a lot of people in front of him in pecking order i.e. Brydan Klein, Ball. Its great to see MM showing TA what he is made of.

Awesome comments. I agree completely!

Audacity
03-03-2009, 11:46 AM
Good luck over the next month or 2. Where is he off to next?

Matchu
03-03-2009, 01:09 PM
Good luck over the next month or 2. Where is he off to next?

Well he didn't enter the Japanese challenger next week but could play qualies there, he did enter the Thai challenger the week after and is 13th on the alternates list. So he would probably have to play qualies there too. Should get direct entry into the second Thai challenger the week after.

Then it's anyones guess as to whether he goes to Europe for challenger or North America for challengers. My guess would be America. He is going to play qualies for RG and Wimbledon which is a great sign.

jmf07
04-07-2009, 01:50 AM
Matosevic smashed Count Boggo 6-4 6-2 in the first round of the Baton Rouge challenger.

Matchu
04-09-2009, 12:19 AM
Yep hes definetly done with future tournaments, another straight sets win against Martin Fischer. Next up is Mathias Bachinger for a place in the semis. Marinko's schedule goes like this for the next month:

Baton Rouge, USA (this week)
Mexico City, Mexico (next week)
Tallahasse, USA
Tenerife, Spain

After that I'm guessing he will go
Sanremo, Italy
Zagreb, Croatia
French Open qaulifying (will definetly play here)
Alessandria, Italy or Karlsruhe, Germany
Prostějov, Czech Republic or Fürth, Germany
Kosice, Slovakia
Wimbledon qualifying (will definetly play here)

Big three months ahead for him with lots and lots of points to gain!

VolandriFan
04-09-2009, 08:31 AM
MM def. M.Fischer 6-4 6-3

:yeah:

VolandriFan
04-09-2009, 08:36 AM
Two photos from Monday. Unfortunately they're a bit small ;)

http://www.brprotennisclassic.com/site100-01/1001618/Images/1001618matosevicmon.jpg

Doubles with Dorsch

http://www.brprotennisclassic.com/site100-01/1001618/Images/1001618dorsch&matosevicmon.jpg

jmf07
04-09-2009, 11:35 PM
Annihilated Bachinger 6-1 6-1 to get into the semis. He is also into the semis of the doubles with Dorsch who he will have to play in the semis. Great performance.

Matchu
04-10-2009, 12:06 AM
Yes he is in red hot form at the moment and looking for a second consecutive challenger final showing. If Marinko can win this challenger (which I actually now think he will) then he will move into the top 200! It's looking very promising from here on, I just hope he continues this form and most importantly doesn't get injured :unsure:

save ausdecline
04-10-2009, 01:44 AM
really promising to see mm take his form from aus to us

Audacity
04-10-2009, 08:16 AM
Great work Marinko! Win this challenger.

scotthongkong
04-10-2009, 09:37 PM
Win it my friend!

Audacity
04-11-2009, 12:30 PM
Lost in the semis. Good work here Marinko, these results are very promising. If you keep bringing in performances like these on a consistent basis you are a certainty for a huge ranking boost.

Anyone know how many points he has to defend over the next few months?

jmf07
04-11-2009, 02:44 PM
He has two future tournament wins and a finals appearance to defend late April/May. Great to see him playing well. Becker was never going to be an easy match but his wins before that were very impressive.

scotthongkong
04-11-2009, 08:54 PM
MM did really well this week. He was pleased with his efforts.

Matchu
04-12-2009, 04:50 AM
Anyone know how many points he has to defend over the next few months?

11 May 09 Mexico F5 - 16
25 May 09 Mexico F7 - 24
8 June 09 Mexico F8 - 24

Total Points - 64

Current points - 343

Points he will have when he next has to defend points on the 6 July - 279.

Points he has to defend between July-September

6 July 09 USA F14 - 12
20 July 09 Moncton CH - 4
21 September 09 Aus F5 - 12
28 September 09 Aus F6 - 24

Total Points - 52

So between now and the end of September he has 116 points to defend, which isnt that bad really.

scotthongkong
04-12-2009, 06:51 PM
Good luck to Marinko in Mexico

Audacity
04-13-2009, 08:44 AM
Thanks, Matchu.

Hoping he backs up his Mexico results.

jmf07
04-14-2009, 01:40 AM
This is MM's half of the draw in Mexico

Prakash Amritraj IND [8] vs. Riccardo Ghedin ITA
Santiago Gonzalez MEX vs. Marinko Matosevic AUS
Dick Norman BEL [Q] vs. Victor Estrella DOM
Borut Puc SLO [WC] vs. Horacio Zeballos ARG [4]

Santiago Giraldo COL [6] vs. Niels Desein BEL [LL]*
Dawid Olejniczak POL vs. Andre Miele BRA
Vincent Millot FRA [Q] vs. Victor Romero MEX [WC]
Kyu Tae Im KOR vs. Frank Dancevic CAN [2]

With Dancevic now out, if MM can keep up his good form I am sensing another big tournament.

scotthongkong
04-15-2009, 06:27 PM
Lost to Gonzales in three sets after winning the first set. Disappointing considering he has beaten Gonzales before. He will bounce back next week.

Matchu
04-21-2009, 01:57 AM
Marinko has taken out Somdev Devvarman in round 1 of the US challenger in straight sets. Good for the Australian Davis Cup teams confidence that at least one of our guys can beat Somdev even though i think Guccione would lose to him. Next up for MM is Fischer who he beat in straights two weeks ago. Perhaps another semifinal showing here, that would be great for him. Now hes a chance for the French wildcard and Davis Cup team I believe.

azza
04-21-2009, 02:10 AM
i think he should stop playing on hard and go clay for FO preperation

save ausdecline
04-21-2009, 08:30 AM
WOW Devarman is top college tennis player . AMAZING stuff from MM

eureka
04-21-2009, 10:00 AM
WOW Devarman is top college tennis player . AMAZING stuff from MM

Also No.1 in Insian Davis Cup team who play Aust in Chennai in three weeks!

I think the Ausies will play the same team that beat Thailand but already Hewitt is having second thoughts.

The Indiam sub-continent is as scary place nowdays...risk your life for DC...I don't think so! :eek::eek::eek:

Matchu
04-22-2009, 01:15 AM
i think he should stop playing on hard and go clay for FO preperation

Very doubtful that will happen. Hes playing in Spain next week on hard then Israel on hard and then Turkey on hard. Then there is one week between the Turkish challenger and French Open qualies. In that week all the challengers are on Clay so he may play one clay tournament in the lead up to FO qualies but that will probably become irrelevant when you take into account that switching from Hard to Clay can take a couple of weeks to get used to. I'd be happy if he could even win one qulifying match at RG. The time when he is going to gain the most of his points will be between August and November where he'll play lots and lots of Hard court challengers, probably in the US.

azza
04-22-2009, 09:17 AM
Also No.1 in Insian Davis Cup team who play Aust in Chennai in three weeks!

I think the Ausies will play the same team that beat Thailand but already Hewitt is having second thoughts.

The Indiam sub-continent is as scary place nowdays...risk your life for DC...I don't think so! :eek::eek::eek:

lol more details plz

jmf07
04-23-2009, 12:10 AM
:woohoo: MM defeats Fischer again and is now into QF. Next match will be tough against either Kendrick or Witten but MM has a chance.

azza
04-23-2009, 02:16 AM
Good job Marinko more wins :)

scotthongkong
04-23-2009, 10:14 AM
Marinko will not get the wild card for the French. It will go to either Klein or Tomic. As for the Davis Cup...ditto sadly as above

jmf07
04-24-2009, 11:39 PM
I wouldn't rule MM out of Davis Cup contention. If the tie is played in Chennai Hewitt and Guccione won't play and there may be a few others who adopt the same approach. Without Hewitt and Gooch though the singles spots would be fought out between him, Tomic, Ball, Luczak, Klein, Smeets, Groth etc. As for Luczak I would imagine he might be the same as Hewitt and not go because of his family. If MM could string some good results together he might be in line for a reserve singles spot and the win against Devvarman will only help his cause.

eureka
04-25-2009, 03:04 PM
I wouldn't rule MM out of Davis Cup contention. If the tie is played in Chennai Hewitt and Guccione won't play and there may be a few others who adopt the same approach. Without Hewitt and Gooch though the singles spots would be fought out between him, Tomic, Ball, Luczak, Klein, Smeets, Groth etc. As for Luczak I would imagine he might be the same as Hewitt and not go because of his family. If MM could string some good results together he might be in line for a reserve singles spot and the win against Devvarman will only help his cause.

No need to worry about Davis Cup anymore! Representing your country is a great honour but not at the risk of your life! :confused: :eek: :confused:

azza
04-26-2009, 12:33 AM
whats this risking ur life business in India?

eureka
04-26-2009, 02:39 AM
whats this risking ur life business in India?

Do you not read newspapers watch TV news? Why do you think the Indian Premier League was moves to South Africa. Plus the tie is scheduled two days away from the provincial elections....have you seen these counties during an election?

azza
04-26-2009, 04:04 AM
no

jmf07
04-27-2009, 04:39 AM
This is probably not the best thread to discuss it as it isn't really related to MM but why isn't TA sending a team? Sure Hewitt, Gooch and probably Luczak don't want to go but surely they could find four players willing to take the risk and be able to have said that they have played Davis Cup.

jmf07
05-04-2009, 04:23 AM
MM has a big chance to win his first round against Goodall in Israel. Goodall was hammered by Lu last week. If he were to win he would play either Elgin or Evans in the second round.

jmf07
05-04-2009, 04:24 AM
Forgot to mention it is a Tretorn Serie + tournament

scotthongkong
05-05-2009, 10:10 AM
Good luck Marinks. Should be ablle to score a good win here and advance to the last 16 of 100k. Great to seeing you leave the Qld satellites way behind.

Audacity
05-06-2009, 06:31 AM
I like Marinko. I wish him all the best, I hope he can make top 100 some day.

azza
05-06-2009, 07:14 AM
he won :) onto R2

scotthongkong
05-06-2009, 11:27 AM
Take care of the leg big fella and good luck against Evans!

scotthongkong
05-06-2009, 10:34 PM
Marinko beat Evans 6/4 6/2 and is now in to the quarters to play Harel Levy. Get another win and make the semis!

azza
05-06-2009, 10:47 PM
wow this is really really promising thats a good 17 pts so far and $2,900 and has defo winnable match in the QF vs Harel Levy but he will have the crowd support! go Marinko :)

jmf07
05-07-2009, 01:02 PM
Marinko is playing amazing. Beating Evans like that is very impressive.

scotthongkong
05-07-2009, 02:20 PM
Marinko beat Levy in straight sets and now into the semis. Good luck mate!

Matchu
05-07-2009, 02:31 PM
Marinko posts another straight sets victory 6-4 6-3 over Levy to reach the semis and in a 100K challenger makes is twice as impressive. Next up Sela or Becker, if Marinko can win that semifinal he will move into the top 200. If he can win the whole tournament he'll move to approximately 178 in the world and become the third highest ranked Australian presumming Carsten Ball doesn't make it passed the quarterfinals in Savannah.

It has been such a rapid ranking rise for him and it doesn't look like it is going to stop anytime soon. I really hope Marinko caries this form into RG qualies and picks up a win or two maybe even a first round appearance in the main draw. I'm not actually sure if he is any good on Clay. The last clay court tournament he played was a future in Australia where he made the final but I don't think that fairly represents his clay court ability considering up until the semis he didn't play anyone ranked inside the top 800. Anyway I hope he wins this tournament in Israel but even if he falls in the semis it's still a great week for him and on the verge of a top 200 spot.

jmf07
05-07-2009, 02:50 PM
Fanatastic. Can't wait for his next match and it will be interesting to see if he can do anything in the qualies at the FO and Wimbledon although it will be tough for him at the FO.

azza
05-08-2009, 05:29 AM
Im really inteested to see his form on clay

scotthongkong
05-08-2009, 03:19 PM
Azza......he was ahead 5/2 first set and had 2 set points. Jeez...he is going so well and then his racquet broke. No excuses from him though........ He can play on clay buddy. Watch this space. I hope to be in Paris to see it.

scotthongkong
05-23-2009, 08:48 AM
Wonderful effort to reach round 2. Much better than most but like all things this achievement is not highlighted. Show em on the grass buddy!

scotthongkong
06-02-2009, 12:49 AM
Beat Kendrick

jmf07
06-02-2009, 04:53 AM
Hopefully he can. Kendrick on grass will be a hard task but MM has pulled off alot of surprises lately.

scotthongkong
06-03-2009, 10:35 AM
Went down 6/4 6/4 sadly. Made main draw of the doubles with Brydan Klein. Good luck to them both.

Matchu
06-06-2009, 12:16 PM
Good to see Marinko is having a go at ATP qualifying now, he won his first round quali in Queens again Lukasz Kubot 5-7 7-6 6-4. Solid from Marinko to hold on for that one. Lets hope he qualis here. Got Stakhovsky next which wont be easy.

Audacity
06-06-2009, 05:02 PM
Nice win Marinko. Good luck against Stakhovsky.

jmf07
06-07-2009, 01:13 AM
Good win but just a shame it was held on the indoor hardcourts. Stakhovsky should be an interesting match. He was in poor form before the French Open.

jmf07
06-07-2009, 01:44 AM
Good win but just a shame it was held on the indoor hardcourts. Stakhovsky should be an interesting match. He was in poor form before the French Open.


Ended up losing to Stakhovsky 63 63. I was surprised that they played the second qualies round on the same day. I thought it would have been more logical to leave it till tonight and play the third round tonight as well given that they played the first round on the indoor hardcourts.

jmf07
07-22-2009, 05:12 AM
Won his first round match at Lexington in three sets against Simmonds.

Audacity
07-22-2009, 06:36 AM
Good stuff. He is currently sitting at a career high ranking of 199! I'm hoping he continues his consistent results and continues his steady climb up the rankings...

jmf07
07-24-2009, 04:02 AM
Won his second round match in another three setter. He plays Kamke in the QF who seems to be in decent form at the moment.

Audacity
07-24-2009, 06:35 AM
Another QF is good to see, he seems to be very consistent. Would be nice to see him make the Semis.

jmf07
07-24-2009, 08:23 AM
Won his second round match in another three setter. He plays Kamke in the QF who seems to be in decent form at the moment.

My bad he in fact plays Count Boggo. Both are at the same odds to win the match so he has a good hope.

Audacity
07-24-2009, 08:28 AM
Should be an epic match...

Consigliere
07-24-2009, 07:26 PM
through to the final via a retirement.

save ausdecline
07-25-2009, 04:49 AM
wow what an anticlimax. should be an epic match which didnt wven last a sec.

jmf07
07-25-2009, 05:12 AM
:worship: another challenger semi for him. Hopefully he can beat Levy who is coming off a tough match against Kamke but it might be difficult.

Audacity
07-25-2009, 06:29 AM
Great result for Matosevic.

Audacity
08-04-2009, 09:50 AM
Won his first round in Vancouver against Yani, 6-7(4), 6-4, 7-6(2). He seems to like close 3-setters.

Audacity
08-11-2009, 02:04 AM
Matosevic retired during his first round match in Binghampton. Lets hope its not a serious injury.

jmf07
08-12-2009, 01:34 PM
Yeah he is still down to play doubles on the revised Binghamton OOP so the signs are good. I hope it isn't too serious.

scotthongkong
08-13-2009, 11:46 AM
Hope the back injury is not serious

Audacity
08-13-2009, 12:31 PM
You should post more often scott.

Audacity
08-26-2009, 02:33 AM
Ruben Bemelmans(BEL) DEFEATED Marinko Matosevic(AUS) 6-3 ret.

Seems to retire alot lately. :rolleyes:

maratness
08-29-2009, 04:23 AM
yeah cause hes injured since binghamton.he obviousloy tried to see how the injury was if not good collect his pay cheque

jmf07
08-29-2009, 04:52 AM
What exactly is wrong with his back (assuming it is the reason)?

jmf07
10-21-2009, 04:17 AM
Good to see Marinko was able to defeat Carlos Salamanca in three sets and will now go on to play Cecil Mamiit where he will probably be the favourite. Hopefully he has put the injury troubles behind him and can have a good run at Calabasas.

Audacity
10-21-2009, 04:32 AM
Good to see him back.

Audacity
10-23-2009, 03:00 AM
Lost in the QF to C. MAMIIT 6-4 6-3.

jmf07
10-24-2009, 12:16 AM
Disappointing loss for him although Mamiit is currently playing well against an in form Soeda.

scotthongkong
10-25-2009, 03:40 AM
Watch for some big results in Korea coming in over the next two weeks. The back is doing well and Marinko should really well here hopefully.

Audacity
10-28-2009, 11:41 AM
Marinko advanced to the 2nd Round in Korea, quite comfortably beating a Korean Wildcard 6-3 6-3. Now takes on Soong-Jae, another Wildcard who beat 6th seed Hyung-Taik Lee.

Good luck! :yeah:

ace ventura
10-28-2009, 11:44 AM
go marinko we need you mate.

jmf07
10-29-2009, 04:40 PM
We certainly do need him. As expected he progressed into the QF where he now has a tough encounter against Thiemo De Bakker.

Audacity
10-30-2009, 04:37 AM
I love how consistent Marinko is. Good luck against De Bakker.

jmf07
11-04-2009, 12:59 PM
Defeated Bachinger 64 46 63 in the freezing conditions at Chuncheon. Now plays Tatsuma Ito who lost 60 61 to Bachinger last week. You would think he should be able to progress to another challenger QF.

jmf07
11-06-2009, 02:00 AM
Suffered a surprise loss to Ito

ozfan44
12-04-2009, 04:50 AM
Come on Marinko get it together before the summer!!

maratness
12-07-2009, 11:27 PM
i have heard he has been injured with a back injury since vancouver challenger and came back to early and got re injured during his last 4 tournamnets.he is back in training now but will miss the playoff.i think he could have finished the year close to top 100 if not for his injury.go MM

Audacity
12-09-2009, 04:47 AM
Marinko's a top bloke. I think he will do well next year.

VolandriFan
12-20-2009, 02:18 PM
Photos? :D

scotthongkong
01-09-2010, 01:03 AM
So a nice win today over Duckworth 1 and 3. Keep it up Marinko.

Hewitt10
01-09-2010, 03:34 AM
Matosevic won the first set against Bubka 6-4 1-1 30-15 Bubka serving Matosevic has lost the only meeting between these two but he will win this is in Australia this time the last one was in Cananda.

Tenys4r
01-09-2010, 11:58 AM
So a nice win today over Duckworth 1 and 3. Keep it up Marinko.

Waste of a wildcard. Easy win for Marinko. Not even pushed.

jmf07
01-09-2010, 12:02 PM
Waste of a wildcard. Easy win for Marinko. Not even pushed.

Agreed. Can't believe Duckworth got a wildcard over Matt Reid. Absolutely appaling.

Huge chance for MM to qualify tomorrow. Would be great of he does. Looks like MM is fully healed and has another very good year ahead of him.

Tenys4r
01-09-2010, 12:17 PM
Really hope Marinko does well here although according to TA he is too old, too outspoken on court. Think there is a time for some players - the late maturers, the ones that are a bit slower to arrive where they ne4ed to be. If we ignore these players with a system like the youth policy not sure where we will end up.

Anyway he is the one carrying our flag after all the others have been knocked out and i will be there to support him play. I postd somewhere else how i admire his determination and passion for the game despite being given no assistance and written off from ta.

Go marinko!

jmf07
01-10-2010, 01:26 AM
Cruises to an early 3-0 lead.

jmf07
01-10-2010, 01:36 AM
Wins the first set 6-1 in 20 minutes.

Wrong Direction
01-10-2010, 02:21 AM
Won 6/1 6/4 well done, keep it going mate.

Hewitt10
01-10-2010, 02:28 AM
He is going well so far this year beat Groth in Brisbane but lost to Ebden straight sets, i hope he can get through 3 matches at the AUS OPEN qualifying but thats a huge win over the world number 72. I hope he plays Starace or Seppi in the first round good luck to him.

jmf07
01-10-2010, 02:56 AM
Much closer in the second set but good to see that he was able to close it out. Would be good to see him draw someone who is beatable but in saying that if he were to win his first round in Sydney I'm not sure if he would be able to make the Aus Open qualies or not. Does anyone know? I remember Healey making the second round and then still playing Aus Open qualies but the second round of Medibank is on Wednesday which coincides with the start of Aus Open qualies.

save ausdecline
01-10-2010, 04:33 AM
I watched the match live and here is my analysis. I haven't been to enough matche live to know whether it is negative to arrive late to a match. Maybe it was some mind games from Matosevic. But anyway. So the match starts at 1.15 instead of the scheduled 1.00 as Matty arrives at 1.07.

Intially, Matosevic is off to a flyer. he has a really solid game. Barely makes any unforced errors in the first set and very clinical in his finishing in that one-two punch from that very consistent, well placed and fast serve of his. He also returned well as well, effectively using the pace of the ball from the opponent's serve (which only hurt him at times) to place the ball deep or attacking the lines and counter punching on some occassions. His opponent (looks like a claycourter with very heavy top spin on his shots) makes 6-1 a lot of unforced errors (maybe he was going for too much or was just off his game) and nothing goes his way.

The first set ends and i hurry to CT 1 scampering through the crowd just to grab my digital camera. In the second set, Matosevic leads a break up at 3-1, and I know notice matosevic has lost his intensity a bit and is involved in more rallies with his opponent. He loses his intensity a bit especially when he puts in a few short balls which his opponent attacks with heavy top spin as expected. But at 4*-3 up with the Matosevic serving , he pulls off some great serves and clinical finishing and well constructed points and the luck of unforced errors from his opponent to save a few break points. I knew that after Matosevic won that game as that was a mental blow to his opponent, he had the match. Matosevic celebrated his winners with a roar but the crowd seemed oddly quite.

He finishes in style by getting most of his first serves in play to finish of the match. He threw the ball in the air and smashed the other ball out of the court in delight. How exuberant that celebration was I just had to laugh. What a character Matosevic is. He was walking past centre court after the match and I was thinking about getting his signature but he was walking with a group of people so I decided not to bug him (and I chickened out, well at least I got Luczak's signature.) While I was eavesdropping and he said "I was so nervous at 4-3." I guess there's more to life than tennis, he has some personality.

His opponent (sorry for using his opponent instead of the player's last name) built some momentum in the second set, made too many errors in the first. Matosevic was almost flawless in the first but dopped in intensity and allowed his opponent in the game but served well in points which were turning points in the match.

So glad to see matosevic qualify, he should consider himself lucky to face Alternate players but what an effort and his performances are well deserving of it.

He is up against Starace in the first round of the main draw.

Matchu
01-10-2010, 10:39 AM
Seppi in the first round could be tricky tommorow morning for Marinko. Seppi just came from Doha where the heat is completely different so he may not be fully used to the heat in Sydney just yet where I would imagine Marinko would be after his three qualy matches in Sydney.

If Marinko wins this match he will play Hewitt on Centre court on Wednesday which would be good for him because it would be his first chance to really be on tv and the Australian public to see who he is and how he plays (I personally think the way he acts on the tennis court Aussies would love him). It will be interesting with Aussie Open qualies because the men start on Wednesday. I would imagine Marinko would still be in but would have to fly out on Wednesday night and play his first round on Thursday morning.

Big match tommorow for him, not only for his career but to get his name out there as well.

save ausdecline
01-10-2010, 11:19 AM
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=4897527&id=547820922

save ausdecline
01-10-2010, 11:27 AM
got some pics

VolandriFan
01-10-2010, 01:04 PM
I can't see the photos of our handsome friend. :sad:

save ausdecline
01-10-2010, 08:33 PM
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4041/4263945056_178a9a53af_o.jpg

save ausdecline
01-10-2010, 08:34 PM
sorry for the bad quality

save ausdecline
01-10-2010, 08:46 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2681/4263216449_175df107ef_o.jpg

save ausdecline
01-10-2010, 08:47 PM
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4069/4263216639_5cf3b3f878_o.jpg

VolandriFan
01-11-2010, 12:57 AM
Marinko lost to Seppi, 6-4 6-4. It seemed like a close match though and Seppi is a good player so good job qualifying and keeping it tight.

Thanks for the photos!

Audacity
01-15-2010, 01:36 AM
Marinko drew Chiudinelli who can be a good player when he is on his game.

scotthongkong
01-16-2010, 11:09 AM
This is an awesome chance for an awesome person to get through in a Grand Slam. So very proud of Marinko.

Tenys4r
01-19-2010, 06:27 PM
Well he certainly is popular with the fans and his peers. Big contingent there to support him and entertainment value had to be rated 10. In first set he revved the crowd up to support him and security had to evict two of them which was a shame. He settled down to business but unfortunately couldn't get over the line at the end. He certainly deserved his wildcard. Lack of expereince at the end of the match maybe drew too many errors and Marco was too consistent and just got the job done. well done Marinko M.

Hewitt =Legend
03-10-2010, 03:26 AM
Marinko has just beaten Marchenko in a 3rd set tiebreaker after being down 3 or 4 match points in the qualies for IW. He seems to win a lot of close matches which is a great sign. Hope he can qualify here.

jmf07
03-10-2010, 12:48 PM
Great win. Marinko and Nick seem to be rebounding off each other. Great to see them doing well. Would be great to see them in the maindraw of a 1000 event.

n8
03-10-2010, 10:31 PM
Marinko Matosevic d. Donald Young 6-4 4-6 7-6 (8). Talk about close! He saved at least one match point. Only one off qualifying now.

Hewitt =Legend
03-10-2010, 10:31 PM
Marinko just qualified! He beat Donald Young in another 3rd set breaker after being down 2 mini breaks and saving 2 match points.

Congrats MM you bloody beauty!

Hewitt =Legend
03-10-2010, 10:32 PM
Marinko Matosevic d. Donald Young 6-4 4-6 7-6 (8). Talk about close! He saved at least one match point. Only one off qualifying now.

I'm pretty sure that was the final round, I hope so anyway!

Timbo
03-11-2010, 05:34 AM
He's in and plays Llodra first round. He and Lindahl seem to be pushing each other along.

Two non-TA players showing how you can progress AFTER you reach the age of 20.

ozfan44
03-11-2010, 06:49 AM
Yeah, good mates for a few years now, hopefully they can keep pushing each other up the ranks and continue to travel together!!

n8
03-11-2010, 09:03 AM
He's in and plays Llodra first round. He and Lindahl seem to be pushing each other along.

Two non-TA players showing how you can progress AFTER you reach the age of 20.

I'm doubly glad of their success knowing their non-TA. Llodra is one of the most unpredictable guys on tour. He's already lost 6-2 6-0 to Harel Levy (ranked 119) is Brisbane and won Marseille this season. Virtually all Llodra's points are from his home country of France so I think MM is a decent chance of getting his first tour win here.

maratness
03-11-2010, 05:15 PM
he saved 3 match points in his first round win over marchenko and he saved 5 against young.go Marinko.Lindahl and him seem to be doing well without any help.surely these guys need a sponsor i hear their coach marc kimmich is not wiht them imgaine they had a coach all the time.i hope some one i sreading this and can sponsor them.i have seen them play i think they will both make top this year if they stay helathy.so if nayone is reading this with some money lets invest in them.

Hewitt2010
03-12-2010, 08:30 PM
What started the turnaround from Marinko he was down 2-3 first set all of a sudden he won it 6-3, then to top it all off he won the next set 6-0. He won 10 straight games, he'll next play the ninth seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. But after all of that he will atleast be back into the top 200. What is happening with him a couple weeks ago he lost to Lindahl 6-1 6-1 something like that and now he flogs a top 70 player, all i can say is well done mate and good luck.

jmf07
03-13-2010, 12:31 AM
Llodra fixed the match. Good for MM that he picks up the prizemoney and points and gets an opportunity to play a guy like Tsonga in the next round though.

n8
03-14-2010, 04:23 AM
Llodra fixed the match. Good for MM that he picks up the prizemoney and points and gets an opportunity to play a guy like Tsonga in the next round though.

Fix or not, it was MM first ATP win and a huge moment in his career. Tsonga retired injured in his last match so MM might be in with a shot.

Audacity
03-14-2010, 11:40 AM
Good for him to win a match in an ATP 1000 tournament.

ozfan44
03-15-2010, 08:25 AM
Great to see him out there and winning a match on the tour...hopefully he can back it up again at Miami!!

Matchu
03-15-2010, 10:46 PM
Great to see him out there and winning a match on the tour...hopefully he can back it up again at Miami!!

He is not playing Miami, he will play a challenger in Canada next week along with Nick Lindahl.

ozfan44
03-16-2010, 09:33 AM
He is not playing Miami, he will play a challenger in Canada next week along with Nick Lindahl.

I think that is a mistake...he should of had another crack at some atp level players and the chance to get higher points and prizemoney!!

Hopefully he can give the title a shake at the challenger!

grimilan
03-16-2010, 10:15 AM
I think that is a mistake...he should of had another crack at some atp level players and the chance to get higher points and prizemoney!!

Hopefully he can give the title a shake at the challenger!

Not ranked high enough, its a smaller draw. Hopefully he can continue his good performance though.

ozfan44
03-18-2010, 03:37 AM
Not ranked high enough, its a smaller draw. Hopefully he can continue his good performance though.

OK Cheers!! :wavey:

Timbo
03-18-2010, 05:00 AM
I watched this match on Fox Sports with the Sky UK commentary. They weren't too impressed with Marinko's game, and fair enough too, cos we was not playing great.

He obviously has the power to compete at a higher level, but his movement and consistency are a weakness.

the funniest thing was hearing the commentators say that TA had been copping flak recently and a good performance by a young Aussie would vindicate them! Obviously they didn't know Matosevic gets no help whatsoever from TA and a good performance from him actually makes them look worse !!

He needs a few wins next week at Challenger level to back this up.

jmf07
03-22-2010, 01:31 AM
PRZYSIEZNY, Michal POL vs BOGOMOLOV JR., Alex USA
TOSIC, Goran MNE vs HENSEL, Kaden AUS
RAONIC, Milos CAN vs MATOSEVIC, Marinko AUS
KLEIN, Brydan AUS vs COOK, Lester USA

Marinko plays the guy who made a name for himself at the Canadian Masters tournament last year with a couple of good wins but has since not gone on with it at futures. Marinko should get through that one providied that his rival doesnt have a brilliant serving day.

Hewitt =Legend
04-14-2010, 01:13 AM
MM just retired in his 1st round match against Anderson while trailing 6-2 5-7 6-6 (1-5).

Don't know if he had a serious injury or if it was his old temper coming back but not many people retire 2 points before the end of a match "cough Pashanki".

maratness
04-14-2010, 06:42 PM
matosevic believe it or not rolled his nakle badly at 5-3 40-30 match point up in the third,terrible luck.he also didnt play houston last week he was sick an unlucky few weeks and he will most likely withdraw for next week

scotthongkong
04-17-2010, 06:04 AM
Come back strong Marinko and hopefully the ankle problem and the lung infection are both on the mend. Some pretty big Israel points coming up to defend.

Hewitt2010
05-04-2010, 01:15 PM
Marinko is currently playing In Israel, in the top challenger tournament of the week, he got drawn to play Alexander Peya first round. The current score is 6-2 4-5 15-30 Peya is serving for the second set after Matosevic won the first, he hasn't got that bad of a draw good luck to him hope he can win the second set as well.

Hewitt2010
05-04-2010, 01:16 PM
Now it's 40-30 Peya way up set point, Peya has now taken the second set c'mon Matosevic good luck in the final set.

jmf07
05-05-2010, 09:34 AM
His ranking takes a hit with that loss. All he needs is a good run without any health/injury issues and I don't think it will be too long before he is back up there progressing deep into the challengers. Complete opposite to this time last year where he was rising up the ranks and Lindahl was struggling.

Audacity
05-05-2010, 11:45 AM
Keep fighting MM... You'll be back to your best soon.

jmf07
05-18-2010, 04:55 AM
BOLELLI, Simone ITA [15] v MATOSEVIC, Marinko AUS
TAVARES, Leonardo POR v MINAR, Jan CZE (A)
EYSSERIC, Jonathan FRA (W) v BAUTISTA-AGUT, Roberto ESP
VASSALLO ARGUELLO, Martin ARG v ILHAN, Marsel TUR [18]

Bad first round draw. Doesn't have much hope against Bolelli. Good luck Marinko.

ozfan44
05-18-2010, 05:33 AM
Agreed not a good draw at all with some solid claycourt players here who have been in ok form of late, not expecting much here.

Hewitt2010
05-18-2010, 10:37 AM
Not a bad start currently up 2-1 in the first set.

jmf07
05-18-2010, 11:18 AM
Matosevic lost the first 6-4. A decent set by him though and he troubled Bolelli at various stages of the set.

jmf07
05-18-2010, 12:06 PM
Marinko lost the second 6-2

Hewitt2010
05-18-2010, 12:41 PM
Yeah really thought he would atleast get a set off Bolelli. But good match by Bolelli to win in straight sets, good luck to Marinko where ever he goes and plays next.

Hewitt2010
05-28-2010, 09:09 AM
Marinko it playing in Carson, a US Challenger at the moment, he won his first round match in straight sets against South African Izak Van Der Merwe. He just played Jesse Levine the number one seed and defeated him 6-4 6-4, very good win for him hope he can beat Robert Kendrick in the quarters he is the seventh seed.

Matchu
05-28-2010, 10:05 AM
He really needs to gain some points here or next week so he can get that ranking back inside the top 200. If he won the challenger (long shot i know) he would return to the top 200. I'm hopeful because he seems to be a lot better than his ranking.

Hewitt2010
06-02-2010, 01:55 AM
Marinko beat Kevin Kim first round in Ojaj 6-0 6-1 very good win, but it seems like Kevin is in some really bad form because Kelly beat him as well, good luck next round Marinko.

scotthongkong
06-05-2010, 06:17 AM
Keep it going Marinko. Into the semis now without dropping a set. Come on.

RustyOz
06-06-2010, 05:42 AM
Into the finals now and will be favourite against Bobby Reynolds, who beat DY in the semis. Go Marinko - heading for top 200 again

scotthongkong
06-06-2010, 08:37 AM
Awesome work. Shame Dabul got hurt though. Really hoping we get the big win over Reynolds tomorrow. Go MM!

RustyOz
06-15-2010, 02:44 AM
Great fight back from MM in the Wimbledon Qualies. Now to finish it off, has 2 MP's

Daniel.
06-15-2010, 03:55 AM
Haha match suspended on match point to Marinko.
Well done getting there, bring it home tomorow! :)

RustyOz
06-16-2010, 10:43 PM
MM did bring that 1st round match home, but had a tough next round against Prakash Amritraj. MM won the tie-break in 1st set but could not back it up, dropping the next two sets to bow out of the qualifying

RustyOz
07-04-2010, 10:20 PM
Playing in the ATP Newport qualies, MM lost in the 1st round, on grass

Audacity
07-13-2010, 09:03 AM
MM beat Ram 6-1 6-1 in Aptos. Good result for him.

Audacity
07-15-2010, 08:41 AM
Marinko backed up his win over Ram with a routine 6-4 6-4 win against Van der Merwe.

Audacity
07-17-2010, 04:58 AM
Marinko won his QF 6-4 7-6 and now takes on Ball in SF.

Audacity
07-18-2010, 08:15 AM
He won 6-4 6-4 and will play Donald Young in the final!

Matchu
07-18-2010, 12:28 PM
Hopeful of a win here for Marinko, the Don seems to choke quite a bit so perhaps Marinko has a good chance. With a win here he would move to around 160 in the rankings and a good chance to finish the year high in the rankings. If Marinko does win Aptos he will more than likely be the number 3 ranked Aussie in the world in two weeks because I can't see Carsten defending his LA points from last year.

Come on Marinko, bring it home.

Thanos
07-18-2010, 09:40 PM
matosevic wins his first challenger title 6-4 6-2!!!!! wooooooooooooooo

he received both an code violation and warning during the match but that didn't matter as there was no way, he was losing this match.

RustyOz
07-19-2010, 02:32 AM
Great result for Marinko. Posted good results all week, beating Ram, Stadler and DY.

Hewitt =Legend
07-19-2010, 03:12 AM
Congrats on your 1st challenger title MM :worship:

He was on fire all week, lets hope he can keep it up in the coming weeks.

Audacity
07-19-2010, 07:11 AM
Great win to top off a great week for Marinko. Hopefully he can stay injury free for the remainder of the season and post some solid results. Keep up the good work Marinko.

Matchu
07-19-2010, 09:47 AM
Lexington Round 1

Marinko Matosevic v Izaak Van Der Merwe

Head to head - Matosevic leads 2-0
Ranking - 159 (Matosevic) 262 (Van Der Merwe)
Height - 6'4 (Matosevic) 6'5 (Van Der Merwe)
Latest meeting - Matosevic d. Van Der Merwe 6-4 6-4 (Aptos CH 2010)
Last 5 matches - WWWWW (Matosevic) LWLWW (Van Der Merwe)


I'm thinking about doing a little analysis like this every match.

n8
07-19-2010, 12:59 PM
Lexington Round 1

Marinko Matosevic v Izaak Van Der Merwe

Head to head - Matosevic leads 2-0
Ranking - 159 (Matosevic) 262 (Van Der Merwe)
Height - 6'4 (Matosevic) 6'5 (Van Der Merwe)
Latest meeting - Matosevic d. Van Der Merwe 6-4 6-4 (Aptos CH 2010)
Last 5 matches - WWWWW (Matosevic) LWLWW (Van Der Merwe)


I'm thinking about doing a little analysis like this every match.

That would be oh so sweet. Congratulations to Matosevic on his first Challenger title and career high rank!

RustyOz
07-20-2010, 03:18 AM
I'm thinking about doing a little analysis like this every match.[/QUOTE]

Just for MM, or for all the Aussies, Matchu?
That would be good.

Matchu
07-20-2010, 03:40 AM
Just for MM, or for all the Aussies, Matchu?
That would be good.

I am unsure, I am thinking perhaps just for the Aussies that are playing challengers and ATP each week because it would be almost impossible to do every Aussie.

RustyOz
07-20-2010, 10:48 PM
Yeah, sorry, that is what I meant, just the ATP and Challengers.

Audacity
07-21-2010, 06:42 AM
Good luck in Lexington Marinko.

RustyOz
07-21-2010, 10:36 PM
After a great week at Aptos, too much tennis and late night flights catch up with Marinko and he loses first round to Van der Merwe 7-5, 6-3, after beating Izak last week.

Audacity
07-22-2010, 09:04 AM
Must have been exhausted.

scotthongkong
07-25-2010, 12:20 PM
MM lost to S. Johnson in the first round of quals in LA in three sets. Second set was a very close tie breaker and the last set was a whitwash to the american. hopefully Marinko will feel better soon and recapture that Aptos form.

RustyOz
07-29-2010, 10:43 PM
Haha - did you see the end of Marinko's match against Johnson? Have a look at the U-tube clip on Johnson's MTF site.

scotthongkong
07-30-2010, 08:57 AM
I will check it out RustyOZ

scotthongkong
07-30-2010, 09:03 AM
I cant find it RustyOz

RustyOz
07-31-2010, 01:21 AM
A funny ending to this match:

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Scotthongkong - I found the clip posted on Steve Johnson's Mens Tennis Forum site. Posted after he beat Marinko, by Caio Brasil - on 27 July 2010. MM basically ignores the last two points and then walks to shake SJ's hand.

Sapeod
07-31-2010, 02:32 AM
Bad way to end it there Marinko :(

Still, Johnson was good.
Good luck rest of the year, Marinko :yeah:

Timbo
07-31-2010, 02:59 AM
I'd like to see Marinko do well, but that's a pretty good example of why TA are reluctant to fund him. If I knew that my TA fees were going to fund a guy doing that, I'd be well pissed off.

You never see anyone in the top 50 do that, ever.

Still, I hope he can put a few results together over the hardcourt season.

Sapeod
07-31-2010, 03:01 AM
He definately has top 100 potential. Maybe even top 50 if he gets better and plays better.

scotthongkong
07-31-2010, 04:35 AM
Scotthongkong - I found the clip posted on Steve Johnson's Mens Tennis Forum site. Posted after he beat Marinko, by Caio Brasil - on 27 July 2010. MM basically ignores the last two points and then walks to shake SJ's hand.

Thank you so much RustyOz for putting this up for us. I dont think I have seen anything like that ending there. I was amazed.

scotthongkong
07-31-2010, 04:38 AM
I'd like to see Marinko do well, but that's a pretty good example of why TA are reluctant to fund him. If I knew that my TA fees were going to fund a guy doing that, I'd be well pissed off.

You never see anyone in the top 50 do that, ever.

Still, I hope he can put a few results together over the hardcourt season.

Well said Timbo. He does not do himself any favours with TA.

Audacity
07-31-2010, 05:31 AM
Marinko needs to fix his attitude if he is to advance his game to the next level.

maratness
08-01-2010, 05:41 AM
I thought this was a forum for the fans of Matosevic.Everybody here is being very negative towards him without understanding the circumstances.I hear from a very reliable source that HE WAS VERY SICK and bed ridden for days after this match,he had to go on ANTI BIOTICS.He fought very hard in this match and even had the chance to serve it out but apparently he was dying after 30 mins due to illness the trainer was called but could not help him.Apparently he was sick for the final in Aptos and showed great fighting spirit to win that one.I heard the only reason he played lexington was beacause his flights were booked and he had housing there(free accomodation).He went to Los Angeles with the attention of playing but was still sick if not worse once again i here he played so the tournament would pay for the hotel as they do this if the main draw size is 28.Sounds like we should have some sympathy towards Matosevic as it appears he is struggling financially.Life at challenger level does not sound good at all an dthese guys are living week to week.Good luck to all the challenger boys and i wish them all the best GOD BLESS THEM

RustyOz
08-01-2010, 11:02 AM
Sorry to hear MM was not well. Could have ended that match in a better manner though. I am a big supporter of Marinko, who like Nick has shaped his own destiny, but he does himself no favours at times with the strange things he does on court = some strange rants at the umpires, bad tanks, etc., some of which I have witnessed first hand. He is a likeable guy and has a great game with a lot of potential but needs to tighten up the mental side. Hope he recovers soon - the better he performs, the better the finances will get.

Matchu
08-01-2010, 12:34 PM
Sorry to hear MM was not well. Could have ended that match in a better manner though. I am a big supporter of Marinko, who like Nick has shaped his own destiny, but he does himself no favours at times with the strange things he does on court = some strange rants at the umpires, bad tanks, etc., some of which I have witnessed first hand. He is a likeable guy and has a great game with a lot of potential but needs to tighten up the mental side. Hope he recovers soon - the better he performs, the better the finances will get.

The problem with MM and Lindahl is that they have both had to work very hard to get some support from TA. I remember, and it wasn't that long ago, when both of them just messed around and stayed on the futures circuit for like a year or two. They have obviously said to each other last year, we need to actually shape up and they started travelling together.

Both of them are obviously much more focused now and it paid off with both getting wildcards from TA during January. They are both very talented players, no one would deny that but unless they keep this workrate up and lift it even higher they won't go anywhere fast. Lindahl seems to be able to qualify for ATP events quite consistantly and Marinko has been pretty good on the challenger circuit this year so I think they will finish the year well.

You cannot blame Lindahl or Matosevic for being angry about someone like Bernard Tomic getting all the wildcards and they get hardly any but to be fair they both know exactly what TA is doing and why they are doing it and if they want to call themselves professionals they will start acting like them and keep doing what they have done this year. They are very lucky to represent a country that holds a Grand Slam, there are only four others and the fact that they complain is just amazing.

Czech Republic has zero ATP events and they have two players top 15 with one making the Wimbledon final, they do not realise how lucky they are. I think both Lindahl and Matosevic are big prospects for us in DC, espically Lindahl.