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#30 Tusunov playing qualifying draw for Zagreb

Ivo#1Fan
01-31-2009, 12:23 AM
I just noticed Tursunov is playing the qualifying for an MM tournament in Zagreb. What's up with that? Kind of risky if he's just looking for a few extra matches. Whenever a player does that it seems to backfire and they end up not even making it into the tournament. If Tursunov does qualify it will be very unlucky for whomever draws him as a qualifier because he'd probably be about 5th seed if he just applied straight into the main draw.

Byrd
01-31-2009, 12:25 AM
It's more for the matches to be honest, can't hit a forehand at a barn door at the moment.

Henry Chinaski
01-31-2009, 12:29 AM
Verdasco played qualies at Queens and ended up in the 4th round of Wimbledon where he led Stepanek 2-1 in sets.

Simon played qualies at Casablanca and took the title last year. Stepanek kick started his 2007 season reaching the semis in Gstaad as a qualie and ended up rising from 60 or so to being not far off top 10 at one point.

It can be beneficial, but then Tursunov is the clown who instead of resting a problematic shoulder at the end of the season decides to play a heap of challengers. I wouldn't like to apply logic to him. Maybe the clown just missed the deadline

GlennMirnyi
01-31-2009, 12:45 AM
All those instances were players playing qualies because they were late to sign up for the main draw.

I'm sure that's the case.

Ivo#1Fan
01-31-2009, 12:49 AM
All those instances were players playing qualies because they were late to sign up for the main draw.

I'm sure that's the case.

Thanks! I didn't know they had different deadlines for the draws.

Bilbo
01-31-2009, 10:00 AM
mug player has to play qualifying :shrug:

reggie1
01-31-2009, 11:05 AM
Maybe it's to build his confidence up again. He has had some poor results lately. Sometimes he's great and other times :sad: I'm surprised I haven't got him in my sig as I seem to have a soft spot for inconsistency! :o

betowiec
01-31-2009, 01:04 PM
must have missed the deadline

AnnaK_4ever
01-31-2009, 01:38 PM
If Tursunov does qualify it will be very unlucky for whomever draws him as a qualifier...

but he won't qualify anyway.

Dougie
01-31-2009, 02:44 PM
I will never understand the way Dima constructs his schedule.

HattonWBA
01-31-2009, 02:59 PM
obviously a late entrant, same happened with Simon last year in bucharest and he ended up winning the title, ah well the way dima is playing that happening again is very unlikely

Yves.
01-31-2009, 03:22 PM
Stupid Tursunov

Bilbo
01-31-2009, 03:40 PM
I will never understand the way Dima constructs his schedule.

hardly surprising with Dima's low IQ

Mateya
01-31-2009, 04:32 PM
It can be beneficial, but then Tursunov is the clown who instead of resting a problematic shoulder at the end of the season decides to play a heap of challengers. I wouldn't like to apply logic to him. Maybe the clown just missed the deadline.

I would say so :rolls:

He isn't the smartest tactician on court...and he probably isn't too smart with scheduling either.
:tape:

oranges
01-31-2009, 06:15 PM
He was definitely late for the deadline, but it has been mentioned they offered him a WC and he declined, so perhaps he wants a few matches under his belt.

buddyholly
01-31-2009, 08:46 PM
Last year a lucky loser won. Maybe he's just superstitious.

TankingTheSet
01-31-2009, 08:49 PM
Last year a lucky loser won. Maybe he's just superstitious.

So he's gonna tank the final qualifying round 100% guaranteed! :rolls:

And then get in as LL (highest seeded loser) and win the tournament.

I'm starting to like this guy.

Ad Wim
01-31-2009, 09:50 PM
I remember him playing quali's before, when he could have entered directly. He probably didn't schedule this tournament but decided to play here anyway, because of his very poor form. He needs matches and thinks he can win against quali-guys. Not a big deal in my opinion.

The strange thing is that he could have gotten WC, but then again, this confirms that he wants to win matches for his confidence. He also tends to play quali's sometimes, just to play matches and win points, I kind of like that.

Bad thing is though, that if he does qualify, he will be against Andreev, Ancic, Gulbis or Stakhovsky :s

And if he doesn't qualify, it will be even worse for his confidence. But I cannot see him failing in this draw...

GlennMirnyi
01-31-2009, 10:48 PM
Zagreb should never offer a WC to a major mug like Tursunov.