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Qualifying Draw

willoughby
05-17-2010, 06:56 PM
SIJSLING, Igor NED [33] v DEVILDER, Nicolas FRA (W)
DASNIERES DE VEIGY, Jonathan FRA v OSWALD, Philipp AUT
OBRY, Julien FRA (W) v MENENDEZ-MACEIRAS, Adrian ESP
WARD, James GBR v ANDUJAR, Pablo ESP [29]

GIL, Frederico POR [2] v HAIDER-MAURER, Andreas AUT
HRBATY, Dominik SVK v KLIZAN, Martin SVK
SCHUKIN, Yuri KAZ v EBDEN, Matthew AUS
AMRITRAJ, Prakash IND v SOUZA, Joao BRA [17]

MACHADO, Rui POR [3] v DODIG, Ivan CRO
SIDORENKO, Alexandre FRA v ROCHETTE, Laurent FRA (W)
PATIENCE, Olivier FRA (W) v KNITTEL, Bastian GER
CLAR-ROSSELLO, Pedro ESP v RAMOS-VINOLAS, Albert ESP [27]

DANIEL, Marcos BRA [4] v WITTEN, Jesse USA
MILLMAN, John AUS v ZAMPIERI, Caio BRA
JONES, Greg AUS v CERVENAK, Pavol SVK
MILLOT, Vincent FRA v BOZOLJAC, Ilija SRB [20]

ALVES, Thiago BRA [5] v MEFFERT, Dominik GER
GAUDIO, Gaston ARG v COOK, Lester USA
VEIC, Antonio CRO v ALDI, Francesco ITA
UNGUR, Adrian ROU v KUKUSHKIN, Mikhail KAZ [22]

DEVVARMAN, Somdev IND [6] v VANEK, Jiri CZE
GUCCIONE, Chris AUS v KING-TURNER, Daniel NZL
SALAMANCA, Carlos COL v MANNARINO, Adrian FRA (W)
POLANSKY, Peter CAN v DELGADO, Ramon PAR [28]

NAVARRO, Ivan ESP [7] v HOCEVAR, Ricardo BRA
LOJDA, Dusan CZE v LAPENTTI, Giovanni ECU
STADLER, Simon GER v JUNQUEIRA, Diego ARG
BRZEZICKI, Juan Pablo ARG v YANI, Michael USA [31]

PHAU, Bjorn GER [8] v GALVANI, Stefano ITA
SUGITA, Yuichi JPN v KRAVCHUK, Konstantin RUS
HARRISON, Ryan USA v PRODON, Eric FRA (W)
DECOUD, Sebastian ARG v ROCHUS, Christophe BEL [19]

GABASHVILI, Teimuraz RUS [9] v KARANUSIC, Roko CRO
ASCIONE, Thierry FRA v SERGEYEV, Ivan UKR
SILVA, Julio BRA v DEHEART, Ryler USA
CIPOLLA, Flavio ITA v DEL BONIS, Federico ARG [23]

ACASUSO, Jose ARG [10] v SORENSEN, Louk IRL
BRUGUES-DAVI, Arnau ESP v MARRERO, David ESP
DESEIN, Niels BEL v AGUILAR, Jorge CHI
DORSCH, Benedikt GER v KIM, Kevin USA [25]

KOUBEK, Stefan AUT [11] v PAIRE, Benoit FRA
BERTA, Daniel SWE (W) v GONZALEZ, Santiago MEX
BALAZS, Attila HUN v BREZAC, Charles-Antoine FRA (W)
KINDLMANN, Dieter GER v OUAHAB, Lamine ALG [32]

RAMIREZ HIDALGO, Ruben ESP [12] v CAPDEVILLE, Paul CHI
FISCHER, Martin AUT v MERTENS, Yannick BEL
BERANKIS, Ricardas LTU v EL AMRANI, Reda MAR
CRIVOI, Victor ROU v RUFIN, Guillaume FRA [30]

VOLANDRI, Filippo ITA [13] v REISTER, Julian GER
NILAND, Conor IRL v BOGDANOVIC, Alex GBR
DE CHAUNAC, Sebastien FRA v ROSOL, Lukas CZE
BERLOCQ, Carlos ARG v HERNYCH, Jan CZE [24]

VENTURA, Santiago ESP [14] v BALLERET, Benjamin MON
BEMELMANS, Ruben BEL v BEGEMANN, Andre GER
GHEDIN, Riccardo ITA v ALCAIDE, Guillermo ESP
IGNATIK, Uladzimir BLR v ZEMLJA, Grega SLO [26]

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]

MARTIN, Alberto ESP [16] v KAMKE, Tobias GER
LAMMER, Michael SUI v LINDAHL, Nick AUS
ALUND, Martin ARG v BOGOMOLOV JR., Alex USA
ARNABOLDI, Andrea ITA v LEVY, Harel ISR [21]

andrijagajic
05-17-2010, 07:01 PM
Good luck Ilija!

Marc.Prozac
05-17-2010, 07:05 PM
Cmon Igor, top of the list ;)

Montego
05-17-2010, 07:10 PM
GUCCIONE, Chris AUS v KING-TURNER, Daniel NZL

The winner of this will go all the way for the trophy

marquez
05-17-2010, 07:14 PM
gaba vs. delbo coming :o

Luinir
05-17-2010, 07:14 PM
Very tough draw for Marsel :sad:

Dugavljan
05-17-2010, 07:16 PM
gaba - roko :spit:

Audrius K
05-17-2010, 07:34 PM
Good luck Berankis!!!!

Filo V.
05-17-2010, 07:37 PM
I'm going to die if Del Bo and Gaba play. I hope that if they do play, Del Bo wins and Gaba makes it as a LL.

And Bjorn vs. Chris. That makes me want to cry too. I guess I'd want Chris and Bjorn to hopefully get in as a LL.

Lastly, Simone vs. Martin. I just can't believe. I expected both to make good runs in the tournament.

Dmitry Verdasco
05-17-2010, 07:41 PM
Bolelli vs Marinko :bigcry:

Good luck Bolelli, Berta, Volandri, Gaudio, Millman, Jones, Ebden, Lindahl and Gooch of course.

willoughby
05-17-2010, 07:41 PM
Who was top seed ??

Ginepri ??

Yes, Ginepri was the top seed

I don't know why they didn't put Gil as the top seed and move Souza to the top-16... and now they can meet at the 3rd round :rolleyes:

Luinir
05-17-2010, 07:42 PM
Lastly, Simone vs. Martin. I just can't believe. I expected both to make good runs in the tournament.

Marsel is there ;)

Filo V.
05-17-2010, 07:46 PM
My picks to make the MD:

Menendez
Gil
Ramos-Vinolas (wouldn't be surprised if it's Sidorenko)
Daniel (he has a GREAT draw)
Gaston (he has a pretty damn good draw too)
Mannarino (or Salamanca, whoever wins that match)
Brzezicki
Phau
Del Bonis (Cipolla is a tough r1 though)
Chucho (amazing draw)
Kindlmann (I could see Stefan, Paire, Ouahab winning)
Ramirez-Hidalgo
Volandri (great draw)
Ventura
Vassallo (think he'll beat Simone if they play, which they should)
Martin (great draw)

Filo V.
05-17-2010, 07:47 PM
Marsel is there ;)

I think Martin is going to beat Marsel, 7-5 6-4. He's going to make Marsel error himself out of the match and take advantage of his clay movement. I think Martin is going to do a tournament like he did in 2006 this year, I really do.

Luinir
05-17-2010, 07:53 PM
I think Martin is going to beat Marsel, 7-5 6-4. He's going to make Marsel error himself out of the match and take advantage of his clay movement. I think Martin is going to do a tournament like he did in 2006 this year, I really do.

Why? Martin is in great shape? No. Yeah, he had good results at his last tournaments, but his generally shape is so bad. Vassallo good clay-courter, but he isn't favourite against Marsel who is in really good shape. I think, Bolelli will make the main draw in this section. :wavey:

Filo V.
05-17-2010, 08:05 PM
Why? Martin is in great shape? No. Yeah, he had good results at his last tournaments, but his generally shape is so bad. Vassallo good clay-courter, but he isn't favourite against Marsel who is in really good shape. I think, Bolelli will make the main draw in this section. :wavey:

He wasn't in great shape in 2006 and made the 4th round. He likes the French and he's healthy now, and he's better than Marsel on clay. Marsel may be a better player, but Martin is definitely a level ahead on clay, which IMO will make the difference.

But yes, I see why you would think the way you do, Marsel could definitely win, I could see Marsel making the MD too, but Simone is the favorite.

*Jean*
05-17-2010, 08:07 PM
good luck

DEVILDER, Nicolas FRA (W)
ALVES, Thiago BRA [5]
GAUDIO, Gaston ARG
PHAU, Bjorn GER [8]
SERGEYEV, Ivan UKR
DEHEART, Ryler USA
SORENSEN, Louk IRL
BERANKIS, Ricardas LTU
CRIVOI, Victor ROU
NILAND, Conor IRL
BOLELLI, Simone ITA [15]
EYSSERIC, Jonathan FRA (W)

mitchel_cz
05-17-2010, 08:08 PM
Will be competition here like always at GS? predict the qualies it was called I think :)

Labamba
05-17-2010, 08:27 PM
Will be competition here like always at GS? predict the qualies it was called I think :)

If someone is willing to run it :) We can post our predictions here I guess...

Sauletekis
05-17-2010, 08:47 PM
Why this Sijsling is in position of top seed, and not Gil???:confused:

iuly
05-17-2010, 09:00 PM
bad draw for adrian ungur & victor crivoi:mad:, common guys!!!

schvantz
05-17-2010, 09:01 PM
good luck victor crivoi and adrian ungur !

willoughby
05-17-2010, 09:15 PM
Why this Sijsling is in position of top seed, and not Gil???:confused:

because Ginepri (who was the top seed at the first instance) withdrew when the draw was already made, so he was replaced in the draw by a 33rd seed, and Sijsling's place was occupied by the alternate Jan Minar

nole_no1
05-17-2010, 11:55 PM
Jose Acasuso should make it easy
Good luck Crivoi and Ungur :cool:

CooCooCachoo
05-18-2010, 12:12 AM
Good Luck:

Nicolas Devilder
Adrian Menendez
Ivan Dodig (Horrible draw)
Olivier Patience
Marcos Daniel
Pavol Cervenak
Dominik Meffert
Adrian Ungur
Jiri Vanek
Adrian Mannarino
Peter Polansky
Simon Stadler
Björn Phau
Stefano Galvani
Flavio Cipolla :worship: But Del Bonis? :(
Martin Fischer
Victor Crivoi
Sébastien De Chaunac
Jan Hernych
Santiago Ventura
Ruben Bemelmans
Simone Bolelli
Martin Vassallo Arguello
Marsel Ilhan
Michael Lammer

Filo V.
05-18-2010, 12:43 AM
Good Luck:

Nicolas Devilder
Adrian Menendez
Ivan Dodig (Horrible draw)
Olivier Patience
Marcos Daniel
Pavol Cervenak
Dominik Meffert
Adrian Ungur
Jiri Vanek
Adrian Mannarino
Peter Polansky
Simon Stadler
Björn Phau
Stefano Galvani
Flavio Cipolla :worship: But Del Bonis? :(
Martin Fischer
Victor Crivoi
Sébastien De Chaunac
Jan Hernych
Santiago Ventura
Ruben Bemelmans
Simone Bolelli
Martin Vassallo Arguello
Marsel Ilhan
Michael Lammer

You seem to know a lot about a lot of players and are a very smart guy so I want to ask this, you think Vanek can/will beat Somdev? And whoever wins, do you think they can win that section? I'm sort of torn.

Filo V.
05-18-2010, 12:44 AM
What's interesting is, many of the potential qualifiers could very easily make good runs in the draw with as many players being hurt or in poor form or out of the tournament as there is. That's what makes this qualifying draw (which is really high quality) and results really exciting to watch this year for me.

Genius1787
05-18-2010, 01:32 AM
Good luck Gaston and Chucho!!!!!

out_here_grindin
05-18-2010, 02:24 AM
I like Devvarman's draw. Although Mannarino could be a problem.

\What do you think about Brugues-Davi's chances. tough getting Acasuso for a R2 match.

Filo V.
05-18-2010, 02:55 AM
I like Devvarman's draw. Although Mannarino could be a problem.

\What do you think about Brugues-Davi's chances. tough getting Acasuso for a R2 match.

Somdev has a really good draw, but I'm not confident in him anymore, he's been struggling. Vanek I am not sure he can beat, he should but I'm not totally sold. He definitely should win his R2. His R3 will be tough though. I think it's going to end up being either Delgado or Salamanca. Mannarino is just coming back from injuries and I don't see him beating Somdev with the way they both play. It all comes down to how Somdev is playing. He plays well, he should make the MD.

Judging from ABD's playing activity on the season, I think he could beat Marrero, but Chucho is definitely a level above him right now. Chucho is too good for qualifying, really. His draw is about as good as it gets for a qualifying event at a major.

out_here_grindin
05-18-2010, 02:58 AM
Yeah I wonder who Somdev will lose to this time? He's always surprising me, who knows maybe King-Turner. He could really lose to anyone. That Schukin loss was bad

Filo V.
05-18-2010, 03:05 AM
Yeah I wonder who Somdev will lose to this time? He's always surprising me, who knows maybe King-Turner. He could really lose to anyone. That Schukin loss was bad

Yeah, if he would have beaten Schukin, he really could have had a good tournament, I mean Yuri won the event. It would really be embarrassing for him if he loses to the Red head or King Turner. I don't see him losing that match, because those are actually good matches for him to do well at in terms of style of play. It's the 3rd round match that has me worried. Guys that can push him around and are consistent enough as his biggest nemesis, a guy like Delgado and even Mannarino could do that. But if he does lose in R3, he could get a LL spot, hopefully he wont make that an issue and gets in directly.

Ozone
05-18-2010, 03:11 AM
Weak qualy draw for major, no? Seems like one of the weaker ones

Filo V.
05-18-2010, 03:45 AM
Weak qualy draw for major, no? Seems like one of the weaker ones
I love the draw! But I may be a bit impartial since a lot of guys I like are in it. It doesn't seem too weak at all to me, personally.

Doc14
05-18-2010, 05:32 AM
Hopefully Gaudio can have a good a run this year.......Good luck to Bolelli and Volandri

Filo V.
05-18-2010, 05:47 AM
Judging from the OOP, court 6, 7, 16 and 17 seem like the main courts being used in the qualifying. The best matches seem to be on those courts, biggest names, the Frenchies.

I'm excited, cannot wait to see what happens, hopefully my favs all make it through!

jmf07
05-18-2010, 06:22 AM
Good luck
Ebden
Millman
Jones
Guccione
Berta
Niland
Matosevic
Lindahl

Hewitt2010
05-18-2010, 06:38 AM
Yeah good luck to all the aussies in the qualifying draw, also with that post saying who Devvarman is going to lose to it will be Guccione in straight sets, go the aussies.

ozfan44
05-18-2010, 06:39 AM
Good luck
Ebden
Millman
Jones
Guccione
Berta
Niland
Matosevic
Lindahl

I'll second that!! :worship:

Truc
05-18-2010, 08:20 AM
Are there livescores somewhere?

Machiavelli
05-18-2010, 08:23 AM
Are there livescores somewhere?

of course they are not working, tournaments in Burkina Faso have better livescoring then the French grand slam

manu86
05-18-2010, 08:25 AM
http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/scores/index2.html
the matches are underway .like always ,at the start of the tournament the java scoreboard doesnt work and this site need to be refresh .i think in one hour the java scoreboard will start to work .

Hewitt2010
05-18-2010, 08:27 AM
Ok thanks mate, good luck to all the players in the qualies, but a special mention to all the aussie's come on boys.

Hewitt2010
05-18-2010, 08:28 AM
Does the slam traker work or not, because on mine it dosen't.

manu86
05-18-2010, 08:37 AM
like i said before,at the start in every grand slam tournament ,this is the only live score they have .during the day first the page with java score will start to work (the same page like we have but we dont need to refresh the page ) and in the afternoon the slam tracker will start to work .

its the same in every grand slam since years !!

willoughby
05-18-2010, 09:36 AM
Phau lost to Galvani :eek:

Machiavelli
05-18-2010, 09:39 AM
Phau lost to Galvani :eek:

now it is 4-o for Galvani in h2h, 8-0 in sets; obviously Phau has no clue how to play him, and that win last week was a major fluke run

Hewitt2010
05-18-2010, 09:51 AM
Well mate the Slam Tracker is working so your wrong buddy.

orangehat
05-18-2010, 10:06 AM
Good Luck to :

Klizan
Flavio :o terrible draw
Daniel Berta
Reda El Amrani
Pippo Volandri
Matosevic
Kamke
Lindahl
Arnaboldi

willoughby
05-18-2010, 10:14 AM
now it is 4-o for Galvani in h2h, 8-0 in sets; obviously Phau has no clue how to play him, and that win last week was a major fluke run

Björn seemed to be in good form after that title, but it's not the first time he's upset in a GS qualy

plus Galvani has a lot of experience and owns a good H2H record against him, as you said. Anyway, that result is a surprise to me.


Delgado saved 3 mp and now he'll serve for the match at 8-7

Caio_Brasil
05-18-2010, 11:12 AM
Bien Gato.

Filo V.
05-18-2010, 12:48 PM
Fuck you, Bjorn. No, I don't need to hear the excuses. He lost to Galvani. Nothing else needed to be said.

Filo V.
05-18-2010, 12:51 PM
Also, Chris, why do you always blow huge leads? Can't you hold onto a potential win? You go from making the 2nd round to Madrid to losing to Decoud.

Anyway, hopefully Ryan H. makes it out of that section now.

Plus, Daniel is in a battle with Witten. On clay. Tennis is confusing.

Sauletekis
05-18-2010, 01:06 PM
Very hard win by Machado. Hope he won't get too tired for second Round. In clay, i never imagine that Dodig woould be that close to won Machado. But i guess a win is a win. GL to Machado next round. Sidorenko not going to be that easy, especially because he's a frenchman and he will gave everything to do well in the major tournament of his country...

Sauletekis
05-18-2010, 01:11 PM
Things are not looking good for Leo Tavares: 3-6; 1-3. I know Jan Minar wouldn't be easy, and the fact it's that match is giving me reason...:mad:

Filo V.
05-18-2010, 01:44 PM
Kamke, Alberto? Kamke on clay? Are you kidding me?

So far, today hasn't been the greatest to me.

Hewitt2010
05-18-2010, 01:44 PM
Chris who?

Hewitt2010
05-18-2010, 01:45 PM
Oh well bad luck there is a first for every thing, so bad luck.

Filo V.
05-18-2010, 01:45 PM
Chris who?

Rochus.

Hewitt2010
05-18-2010, 01:49 PM
Oh ok then yeah he was flying in the first set how did he lose.

Sauletekis
05-18-2010, 02:10 PM
God what a marathon by Witten and Daniel! 15-15 in 3rd set. Almost 4 hours of playing.

Filo V.
05-18-2010, 02:15 PM
Oh ok then yeah he was flying in the first set how did he lose.Cause he never wins close matches. Never.

Filo V.
05-18-2010, 02:16 PM
Marcos, rectify the situation. Better not lose to the fat guy on clay.

Filo V.
05-18-2010, 02:19 PM
Are you fucking kidding me. Marcos? Did you just lose to Witten? Wow. That is some shocking stuff. Jesse Witten, on clay. Hahahahaha. But congrats to Jesse, though.

Hewitt2010
05-18-2010, 02:26 PM
Yeah what a match 3 hours and 47 minutes maybe some record.

Sauletekis
05-18-2010, 02:48 PM
Haha, these american guys are winning a lot of clay matches.

Luinir
05-18-2010, 02:58 PM
flyboy,

Marsel def. Martin 7-5 2-1 :)

Filo V.
05-18-2010, 03:11 PM
flyboy,

Marsel def. Martin 7-5 2-1 :)
Injury.

ibreak4coffee
05-18-2010, 03:26 PM
Witten def Daniel 17-15 :haha::haha::haha:

Oh Marcos...

Luinir
05-18-2010, 03:50 PM
Injury.

:lol:

willoughby
05-18-2010, 04:00 PM
Injury.

Vassallo's injury doesn't surprise me. Ilhan has been lucky all year long.

madmax
05-18-2010, 04:02 PM
Vassallo's injury doesn't surprise me. Ilhan has been lucky all year long.

Ilhan is a good young player...no need to discredit him

Filo V.
05-18-2010, 04:15 PM
Marsel is cool, I like him, but if Martin were healthy, I think he would have won that match. Heck, he took it to 7-5 injured.

Although I like Marsel, he will need to lose to Simone.

Sauletekis
05-18-2010, 04:17 PM
I'm not enjoying this Gil match:confused:

Edit: and the slamtracker seems to be frozen...

Filo V.
05-18-2010, 04:20 PM
Yeah, Frederico should be cruising. And Pippo is LOSING to Reister? And Del Bo lost the first set to Cipolla, whose been playing like shit.

Today has definitely been a weird day. But this is what happens in grand slam qualifying, no-name or mediocre players play above their level and catch these higher-level guys sleeping.

Filo V.
05-18-2010, 04:23 PM
Seems AHM took an injury timeout and retired. Too bad.

Filo V.
05-18-2010, 04:25 PM
I can't believe. Pippo lost to Julian Reister, of all players. He must have been injured. Today has been lame. At least Chucho won!

gedza
05-18-2010, 04:40 PM
Devvarman should beat King Turner tomorrow right? Never seen King Turner play but I know he's from NZ and that today was only his second win on clay ever, 2-6 now. Win over Guccione and a quite comfortable one is a little scary, what do u guys think?

Filo V.
05-18-2010, 04:43 PM
Devvarman should beat King Turner tomorrow right? Never seen King Turner play but I know he's from NZ and that today was only his second win on clay ever, 2-6 now. Win over Guccione and a quite comfortable one is a little scary, what do u guys think?

Should, yes. Is he the type to bet on and feel comfortable doing so? Absolutely not.

Filo V.
05-18-2010, 04:44 PM
Fede is in a dogfight too with Cipolla. Hopefully for my sanity he can pull out a win, so at least a few of my guys make it through.

tatavic
05-18-2010, 04:47 PM
Cipolla close to victory ,after this Del Bonis lose his fans maybe will stop overrating him.Losing last week easy to Ventura and now to Cipolla showing how big talent this guy is.

madmax
05-18-2010, 04:59 PM
LOL...Cipolla def Del Bonis:haha:

Filo V.
05-18-2010, 05:00 PM
Not a good loss for Del Bo, not with how Flavio has played of late. Still has growing up to do.

Sauletekis
05-18-2010, 05:05 PM
Luckly for Fred, the austrian gave up. Not a good match by Gil. Need to improve his 1st serve percentage a lot...

Filo V.
05-18-2010, 05:18 PM
Hahahaha, Hernych served for the match twice and lost to Charly.

I still don't know how he wins any matches.

Smoke944
05-18-2010, 05:27 PM
clay-goat Prakash Amritraj up a set on Joao Souza :spit:
First day of GS qualies is awesome.

ibreak4coffee
05-18-2010, 05:32 PM
clay-goat Prakash Amritraj up a set on Joao Souza :spit:
First day of GS qualies is awesome.

Its like they are playing on the "Lost" island in an alternative universe. Some weird results coming through.

Del Bonis threw away a couple of months of great play - I really thought he could make some noise this year.

Everko
05-18-2010, 05:45 PM
Ouahab :retard:

Smoke944
05-18-2010, 05:50 PM
Its like they are playing on the "Lost" island in an alternative universe. Some weird results coming through.

Del Bonis threw away a couple of months of great play - I really thought he could make some noise this year.

Yeah some of the Americans' wins have been surprising, to put it mildly.

And Del Bonis will be fine, not surprising he is not incredibly consistent at this age.

out_here_grindin
05-18-2010, 05:56 PM
The sections are very uneven. There are loaded ones like:Machado,Sidorenko,Patience and Ramos-Vinolas.

they there are: Galvani,Kravchuk,Harrison and Decoud

ibreak4coffee
05-18-2010, 05:59 PM
At this point you just know too that Schukin is going to follow his Zagreb challenger win with a loss to Matthew Ebden... if I could bet from work, I'd do it right now.

Smoke944
05-18-2010, 06:06 PM
Attila Balazs lost after being a set and a break up :rolleyes: :mad:

out_here_grindin
05-18-2010, 06:08 PM
Ouahab :retard:

That scoreline surprised me


also Brugues-Davi just got crushed 6-3 6-1 by Marrero. Oh well

Smoke944
05-18-2010, 06:40 PM
Damn, tough loss for 18 year old Julien Obry ranked 981 after having a couple MPs at 5-*4.....what an intense match.

marquez
05-18-2010, 06:42 PM
some strange results

good to see gaba & bozo came through easily

Filo V.
05-18-2010, 07:13 PM
A lot of close matches and very surprising results, losses and close wins for guys expected to win easily. Typical RG qualifying results. Filled with upsets every year.

Don't be one of those upsets and disappoint me any more than I already am, Santi!

Filo V.
05-18-2010, 07:14 PM
some strange results

good to see gaba & bozo came through easily

Both should definitely qualify now, especially Bozo. Gaba seems to be finally playing quite well.

Kamke beat Martin, don't you like him? That result must please you.

marquez
05-18-2010, 07:19 PM
Both should definitely qualify now, especially Bozo. Gaba seems to be finally playing quite well.

Kamke beat Martin, don't you like him? That result must please you.

indeed, hoped for this
kamke can be very good, still a bit too inconsistent though
and a choker of course

kravchuk vs. galvani in R2, highlight of the whole FO :lol:

Hellraiser
05-18-2010, 07:43 PM
Qualys today it was a disaster.

Del Bonis, Super Pippo and Martin losing it was three huges surprises for me today.

misty1
05-18-2010, 10:21 PM
im just glad that ilhan and berankis got through today

i went 2-1 since they and berta are the only ones in qualifying i care about

good luck tomorrow marsel!

orangehat
05-19-2010, 04:28 AM
Flavio :woohoo:

Deheart should hopefully be easy :scared: but I'm sure you'll beat Gabashvili :p

willoughby
05-19-2010, 12:22 PM
Jan Minar withdrew and Bolelli advances to the final round without playing today.

Filo V.
05-19-2010, 03:27 PM
Gaston is having a tough time with Alves. I can imagine that being a nice match to watch. Come on Gaston, please get this.

El_Canas
05-19-2010, 03:43 PM
Gaston looks finished missed 4bp in the last game

madmax
05-19-2010, 03:44 PM
Alves is in good form now - no surprises in that match...he should really qualify into MD

Filo V.
05-19-2010, 03:52 PM
I'm sad, I really wanted Gaston to make it in the MD and recreate the magic from his glory days.

I like Alves but I'm still pretty surprised b/c I thought Gaston was on a mission. But it isn't that surprising in hindsight.

Watch Thiago lose in QR3. This qualifying tournament, as I expected, has been pretty crazy already.

andrijagajic
05-19-2010, 03:53 PM
Hocevar d. Lojda 75 63
Alves d. Gaudio 62 63

ibreak4coffee
05-19-2010, 03:59 PM
Alves is the worst pusher. I can't believe anyone loses to that guy.

Iván
05-19-2010, 04:06 PM
Patience 2-5*

Filo V.
05-19-2010, 04:16 PM
Alves is the worst pusher. I can't believe anyone loses to that guy.I never thought of him as a pusher, personally. He reminds me a bit of a guy like Serra in the way he plays, he stands on the baseline or near it and has pretty flat shots and moves the ball around. He's like a standard baseline more than anything else, just one without real weapons. But he's been top 100 before, he's about to enter it again, he's a nice 80-120 type player.

Filo V.
05-19-2010, 04:17 PM
Jan Minar withdrew and Bolelli advances to the final round without playing today.
At least one of my guys are through, sad for Minar though.

Iván
05-19-2010, 04:19 PM
flyboy do you gamble?

Filo V.
05-19-2010, 04:34 PM
flyboy do you gamble?

Naw, not really. Just never got into it.

misty1
05-19-2010, 05:03 PM
ilhan 6-3, 6-2 over bautista:worship:

next up for him is simone bolelli

misty1
05-19-2010, 05:29 PM
somdev devarmann defeats daniel-king turner 6-3, 6-2

Filo V.
05-19-2010, 09:15 PM
Come on Ryan!!!!! One more win, champ!!!!

Good job Somdev. Can he beat Mannarino? I'm 50-50, probably Mannarino I think will win, but we'll see.

Sidorenko and Patience, Frenchies with the upsets. Rui didn't play great his R1 match and today lost. He's going to lose a lot of ranking points.

Bozo losing to Cervanek. So much inconsistency.

Witten backed up what he did yesterday. Seems like he is the type who plays well in majors and doesn't show up otherwise.

Very interesting tournaments, Americans doing well, yeah for my home country!

marquez
05-19-2010, 09:19 PM
Come on Ryan!!!!! One more win, champ!!!!

Good job Somdev. Can he beat Mannarino? I'm 50-50, probably Mannarino I think will win, but we'll see.

Sidorenko and Patience, Frenchies with the upsets. Rui didn't play great his R1 match and today lost. He's going to lose a lot of ranking points.

Bozo losing to Cervanek. So much inconsistency.

Witten backed up what he did yesterday. Seems like he is the type who plays well in majors and doesn't show up otherwise.

Very interesting tournaments, Americans doing well, yeah for my home country!

harrison looks very good here, serve stats are impressive
mannarino should beat somdev

rui & bozo :help:

ibreak4coffee
05-19-2010, 09:19 PM
Come on Ryan!!!!! One more win, champ!!!!

Good job Somdev. Can he beat Mannarino? I'm 50-50, probably Mannarino I think will win, but we'll see.

Sidorenko and Patience, Frenchies with the upsets. Rui didn't play great his R1 match and today lost. He's going to lose a lot of ranking points.

Bozo losing to Cervanek. So much inconsistency.

Witten backed up what he did yesterday. Seems like he is the type who plays well in majors and doesn't show up otherwise.

Very interesting tournaments, Americans doing well, yeah for my home country!

Frenchies are really playing well so far. Who would have thought Sidorenko and Patience would be fighting for a qualy spot on Friday?

Witten does seem to be a majors player, but I think Cervenak will beat him.

Galvani-Harrison will be really interesting, and surprised with Bogomolov - he's only lost 7 games in the last four sets he's played :eek:

Filo V.
05-19-2010, 09:27 PM
harrison looks very good here, serve stats are impressive
mannarino should beat somdev

rui & bozo :help:

Ryan is looking good, I'm surprised since he lost to a player ranked in the 900s last week. His serve stats are nice, that puts a lot of pressure on opponents, and since the courts player quicker now at the French, his aggressive game can translate better.

I'm not surprised Rui lost, but I am shocked Bozo lost to Cervanek, so inconsistent.

Your probably right Mannarino will win but I hope Somdev surprises me. At least he's given himself a chance at a LL.

Filo V.
05-19-2010, 09:33 PM
Frenchies are really playing well so far. Who would have thought Sidorenko and Patience would be fighting for a qualy spot on Friday?

Witten does seem to be a majors player, but I think Cervenak will beat him.

Galvani-Harrison will be really interesting, and surprised with Bogomolov - he's only lost 7 games in the last four sets he's played :eek:

I'm not too surprised about Sidorenko, but I am very surprised about Patience. I'm thinking Sidorenko will win that match.

I too think Cervanek will win, but players like Witten are hard to predict. I never thought Cervanek would beat Bozo.

I think Galvani is going to beat Ryan but I hope I'm wrong. It's going to come down to how well Ryan serves.

Bogomolov has a game that translates to clay pretty well so I'm not too surprised by him, he also has had a good draw, and I think he'll beat Kamke.

The American I'm really surprised about is Yani. I never expected him to beat JPB or Junqueira. He hasn't had a great season so that's a really pleasant surprise to me. Hocevar I think will beat him, though.

marquez
05-19-2010, 09:37 PM
so you basically think all the americans will lose, flyboy?

looks like a jinx attempt to me :D

I expect Witten, Harrison & Yani to come through now, Kamke will beat Bogomolov in 3 sets imo

though I'm over-confident about kamke usually :o

ibreak4coffee
05-19-2010, 09:40 PM
What's Galvani - 55 years old now? :p

Will depend how we recovers from the 13-11 match today. He did save several match points though, and is the seasoned veteran, so I could see him winning against Ryan. But I think Ryan takes it

JMG
05-19-2010, 09:41 PM
Galvani saved 3 MPs on return at 4-5* and came also back from 8-9*. :worship:

Filo V.
05-19-2010, 10:19 PM
Hahaha, not a jinx attempt but I hope it works that way!

Galvani is a good returner. So that's the only reason why I think he'll win. He'll return the serve and make Ryan play, and can Ryan stay consistent enough to win? Stefano is a seasoned veteran and seems smart, I think he'll pretty much force Ryan into losing. The match is on Harrison's racket, it will be up to him what happens. Fitness could definitely play a factor on Galvani's side.

Hocevar serves big and hits hard and I think he'll overpower Yani off the court.

Kamke is a better player than Bogomolov, but I think the movement and solid game of Bogomolov will force Kamke into errors.

I think Pavol will win something like 9-7 in the 3rd set. It's going to either be a close Cervenak win or a blow out for Witten. I'm 50-50 really with that match.

madmax
05-20-2010, 09:38 AM
Berankis is manhandling Crivoi by serving 33 % of 1st serves in:haha: Where is the world coming to...

Iván
05-20-2010, 09:57 AM
incredible win for patience, well done.

willoughby
05-20-2010, 11:53 AM
This clay seems to be fast. A lot of hard-courters are defeating the clay specialists in these qualifying matches (e.g. Berankis and Fischer today)

Genius1787
05-20-2010, 11:53 AM
Finished matches??

Iván
05-20-2010, 12:00 PM
RRH 6-7 3-6 ( Pity. played like nadal in one morrocan challenger this year)
Berlocq 6-3 6-1 Rosol
Resiter 6-2 6-4 Niland
Berankis 6-2 3-6 6-0 ( brilliant win for berankis)

Genius1787
05-20-2010, 12:48 PM
Thanks Iván!

Filo V.
05-20-2010, 02:41 PM
I am REALLY REALLY surprised Ruben lost to Fischer. Very disappointing, I thought Ruben was in the clear and would make the MD easily.

Gaba is really playing well, finally. Hopefully he doesn't mess it up tomorrow.

Santi, keep winning buddy.

Paire, another young Frenchie, he seems to be starting to make some moves upwards. I can see him doing pretty well if he makes the MD.

Berankis, would be really nice to see him in the MD. Didn't think he was much of a clay guy.

If you look at the guys who made it so far, outside of Ventura, Berlocq, Patience one or 2 others..........they are ALL hard court/aggressive hard hitters. You have the Americans doing well, Fischer, Reister, Zemlja, Marsel. Aggressive baseliners, guys who serve well. Court definitely seems to be playing fast. If that's the case, then the guys who you would expect to make deep runs in the draw are definitely going to change.

Problem I have with it is, that isn't really what clay tennis is about to me. Hard court tennis, I see that enough. So I don't know if I like it.

Filo V.
05-20-2010, 02:43 PM
Talking about upsets, Klizan is ahead of Gil *5-3 in the first, which would be another indication on how the court is playing.

Iván
05-20-2010, 03:18 PM
Klizan 6-3 *4-3

misty1
05-20-2010, 03:29 PM
jose acususo 7-6, 6-4 over david marrero

willoughby
05-20-2010, 03:37 PM
what a choke by Marrero, 3 SPs wasted in the first set tie-break (one on serve) and in the 2nd set, he got broken at *4-5 in Acasuso's first BP of the match :rolleyes:

madmax
05-20-2010, 03:40 PM
Acasuso is powerful claycourter - one has to remember his last year and scare he gave to Federer

Filo V.
05-20-2010, 03:49 PM
With Chucho's powerful and attacking game, he could do some damage if the court is playing as fast as it seems.

misty1
05-20-2010, 03:51 PM
nicolas devilder 6-1, 6-4 over Jonathan Dasnieres De Veigy

rodrigol_87
05-20-2010, 03:59 PM
Where can I check matches?

Filo V.
05-20-2010, 04:01 PM
Where can I check matches?

Rolandgarros.com, press live scores on the side of the page.

rodrigol_87
05-20-2010, 04:20 PM
Rolandgarros.com, press live scores on the side of the page.

Thanks!

Filo V.
05-20-2010, 04:26 PM
Thanks!

:wavey:

misty1
05-20-2010, 04:31 PM
first american man goes down

jorge aguilar defeats kevin kim 3-6, 7-6, 7-5

out_here_grindin
05-20-2010, 05:36 PM
Imagine Fischer in the main draw of the French Open. I wonder if you can. Weird stuff happening in the qualies.

Filo V.
05-20-2010, 05:48 PM
Only 10 of 32 seeds have made it to the final round of Q. 4 of them are playing each other, so there will only be at the maximum 8 of 32 seeds who make it. Full of upsets, but if the courts are playing like hard courts as they appear to be, then the results aren't as surprising.

These are my predictions, I'll probably be wrong on many but here it goes:

Devilder over Andujar
Klizan over Schukin
Sidorenko over Patience
Witten over Cervenak
Alves over Veic
Mannarino over Somdev (hope he proves me wrong)
Hocevar over Yani
Galvani over Harrison (could easily go the other way)
Gaba over Deheart
Acasuso over Aguilar
Kindlmann over Paire
Fischer over Berankis (upset pick)
Reister over Berlocq
Ventura over Zemlja (very very 50-50 on this, more hope than anything)
Bolelli over Ilhan
Bogomolov over Kamke

ibreak4coffee
05-20-2010, 05:50 PM
Imagine Fischer in the main draw of the French Open. I wonder if you can. Weird stuff happening in the qualies.

Seriously. Those courts must be playing faster than Wimbledon.

misty1
05-20-2010, 07:27 PM
actually there are 10 mens seeds who made it to the final round

pablo andujar
thiago alves
somdev devvarman
michael yani
teimuraz gabashvili
jose acususo
santiago ventura
grega zemija
simone bolelli
marsel ilhan

the only 2 matches involving seeds will be:

marsel ilhan v.s simone bolleli
santiago ventura v.s grega zemija

so 8 seeds can get through to the main draw



12 of the womens seeds got through to the final round

Filo V.
05-20-2010, 07:36 PM
actually there are 10 mens seeds who made it to the final round

pablo andujar
thiago alves
somdev devvarman
michael yani
teimuraz gabashvili
jose acususo
santiago ventura
grega zemija
simone bolelli
marsel ilhan

the only 2 matches involving seeds will be:

marsel ilhan v.s simone bolleli
santiago ventura v.s grega zemija

so 8 seeds can get through to the main draw



12 of the womens seeds got through to the final round

Your right, I went on the official site and they didn't have the other 3 guys seeded. Weird.


But yes, your right, 10 guys, meaning only 8 can get through, still a quite low number. Hope Simone and Santi win.

misty1
05-20-2010, 09:08 PM
yeah pretty low numbers for both the men and the women

granted some seeds did take each other out

i only care about ricardas berankis and marsel ilhan anyway so i hope they both win tommorrow.

ibreak4coffee
05-20-2010, 09:25 PM
5 Americans (six if you count Devvarman's time in the country) are trying to qualify tomorrow. Is this a record? Anyone know?

misty1
05-20-2010, 09:50 PM
if it is then france is tied with them because there are 5 french players trying to qualify tommorrow too

out_here_grindin
05-21-2010, 02:08 AM
Big match for Somdev coming up. It decides his fate as my avatar for the next week.

pedroruizbo
05-21-2010, 03:38 AM
Good luck Acasuso and Berlocq!!!

Filo V.
05-21-2010, 04:26 AM
Big match for Somdev coming up. It decides his fate as my avatar for the next week.

I'd be very pleasantly surprised if he wins. I was most worried about his chances possibly out of all of my faves yet he's one of the few still around, go figure. He has been lucked by the draw though, it has to be said.

willoughby
05-21-2010, 09:13 AM
Qualifying round matches are underway.

Good luck Bolellito and Somdev :)

willoughby
05-21-2010, 10:24 AM
Michael Yani is the first qualifier after defeating Hocevar 6-2 6-3. He's almost unstoppable at GS qualies :)

Bolelli wasted four set points at 5-4* and then dropped his serve in the next game. Ilhan is serving for the first set.

Luinir
05-21-2010, 10:27 AM
set 7-5 marsel

willoughby
05-21-2010, 10:32 AM
Ilhan 7-5 *1-0

Bolelli seems done. That 0/9 BP conversion hurt him.

Edit: 0/12 already :lol:

Somdev 6-4 6-1 :yeah:

willoughby
05-21-2010, 11:27 AM
Ilhan from MP on serve at *5-4 (40-30) to 5-7 :o

molosztash
05-21-2010, 11:29 AM
Ilhan from MP on serve at *5-4 (40-30) to 5-7 :o

the awful truth... hope gets better in the third.:sad:

willoughby
05-21-2010, 12:05 PM
Bolelli prevails in a tight three-setter, 5-7 7-5 6-3

I'm sorry for Marsel and the Turkish fans :sad: but he still has a chance to enter as a lucky loser, like he did in Melbourne

Luinir
05-21-2010, 12:11 PM
:sad::sad:

Filo V.
05-21-2010, 01:34 PM
FUCK YES Simone!!!! Fucking animal, great fightback. Sorry for Marsel, because he was doing great fighting off the break points. But hell yes, I jumped out of my seat when Simone won the match. So proud of him.

And Somdev, great job, and easily too. Finally, he shows something.

Also, great job Patience, I really like his game, excited he's in the MD,, and Yani and Witten, totally unexpected guys in the MD from me. Hopefully Devilder, Santi and Gaba make it too.

willoughby
05-21-2010, 01:42 PM
yeah, Olivier is nice to watch. I like him too, and he showed some guts today, saving 2 MPs at *5-6 [15-40], then breaking and saving another break point while serving for the match :)

out_here_grindin
05-21-2010, 01:54 PM
Somdev:worship: Yani:worship:

when will the qualifiers be placed on the main draw?

Filo V.
05-21-2010, 02:04 PM
yeah, Olivier is nice to watch. I like him too, and he showed some guts today, saving 2 MPs at *5-6 [15-40], then breaking and saving another break point while serving for the match :)
Yeah, Olivier can be a really great fighter, he also allows his emotions to get the best of him at times. I didn't expect him to win, so I'm very pleasantly surprised. If the court is pretty fast that suits his game pretty well too, hopefully he gets a kind draw.

Filo V.
05-21-2010, 02:59 PM
Don't ruin my mood, Santi! You beat Grega here in the 3rd.

willoughby
05-21-2010, 03:34 PM
Ventura had MP and then collapsed. 6-2 5-7 2-5* :sad:

Filo V.
05-21-2010, 03:35 PM
Santi, what's going on??????:sad:

You had a match point, how can you let Grega beat you when you had the match? Ugh, let's hope for a fightback here, or a LL position.

Filo V.
05-21-2010, 03:38 PM
Ventura had MP and then collapsed. 6-2 5-7 2-5* :sad:

I know, I'm sad now, and confused :confused:

Grega is a nice player, but Santi had control and he should have won, and he's better on this surface. I'm pretty pissed, but he'll probably get a LL position.

Filo V.
05-21-2010, 03:40 PM
There's already one LL and probably going to be at least 3, so I can excuse this terrible loss for Santi if he makes the main draw and gets a good draw to do damage.

Filo V.
05-21-2010, 03:41 PM
At least Gaba won!!!!!

Luinir
05-21-2010, 03:46 PM
There's already one LL and probably going to be at least 3, so I can excuse this terrible loss for Santi if he makes the main draw and gets a good draw to do damage.

Petzschner or Tursunov about withdrawing? Or anyone else?

willoughby
05-21-2010, 03:49 PM
no Spaniards qualifying this year, that's a failure for Spanish tennis and a demonstration that the courts are faster nowadays than some years ago, though I hope that Devilder beats Andujar, since I'm a fan of Nico and don't like Pablo at all.

Filo V.
05-21-2010, 03:53 PM
Petzschner or Tursunov about withdrawing? Or anyone else?

Dima definitely, possibly Petzschner, possibly Gicquel. That would be 4. I still pissed Santi made me have to think of these scenarios :o

But Marsel and Santi, as the top 2 guys to fail to qualify directly, probably will make the MD anyway. That makes me slightly less upset than I would be.

Filo V.
05-21-2010, 03:54 PM
no Spaniards qualifying this year, that's a failure for Spanish tennis and a demonstration that the courts are faster nowadays than some years ago, though I hope that Devilder beats Andujar, since I'm a fan of Nico and don't like Pablo at all.

OMG, I can't stand Pablo either :cool::mad:

Nico is ahead a set and a break, so he should win. He's doing a lot better than I expected here. Hopefully he can get healthy because he's proven he can be a top 100 player when fit and playing well.

Filo V.
05-21-2010, 03:56 PM
Marquez, your guys Grega and Kamke made it, you must be very happy. Aren't you a Santi fan yourself?

misty1
05-21-2010, 03:56 PM
3/5 americans fell in the final round of qualifying..not what i expected

willoughby
05-21-2010, 04:12 PM
first GS main draw for Schukin since 2001 Australian Open, and he has won eight matches in a row after winning the Zagreb challenger five days ago. Congrats Yuri :)

superboy2006
05-21-2010, 04:40 PM
If i am not mistaken Devilder was 6-1 3-1 40-30* up just 15 mins ago....calamity.

Filo V.
05-21-2010, 04:52 PM
Something must have happened to Nico, as he has gone from being on the verge of being 2 breaks ahead in the 2nd to barely winning points. A fitness/injury situation perhaps. Sad, it would have been nice to see him make it.

Fischer serving for the match over Berankis.

Filo V.
05-21-2010, 04:57 PM
Fischer just beat Berankis 7-5 in the 3rd.

I want people to digest this statement: MARTIN FISCHER is in the MD of the French Open. Outside of Wimbledon, who expected this guy to ever qualify for a major? I surely didn't.

Berankis is another guy with chances at a LL.

superboy2006
05-21-2010, 04:57 PM
Something must have happened to Nico, as he has gone from being on the verge of being 2 breaks ahead in the 2nd to barely winning points. A fitness/injury situation perhaps. Sad, it would have been nice to see him make it.

Fischer serving for the match over Berankis.

Exactly, after he failed to achieve double break in the 2nd set there was looooong break..........very obscure ending of a splendid surge from oblivion for Nicolas.

Still fights! was 1 point away from 0-5, 2-4 now, what a lad, what a lad!

willoughby
05-21-2010, 05:03 PM
yes, there was a long injury break at 6-1 *3-2, unlucky Nico once again :sad:

Filo V.
05-21-2010, 05:04 PM
He just got a break back and held, Andujar has choked before, let's see what happens.

ibreak4coffee
05-21-2010, 05:11 PM
Devilder with the mother of all chokes

willoughby
05-21-2010, 05:14 PM
Devilder with the mother of all chokes

well, he surely has been injured since the middle of the 2nd set. If it wasn't RG, he would've retired, I guess...

Genius1787
05-21-2010, 05:16 PM
Acasuso score??

ibreak4coffee
05-21-2010, 05:17 PM
well, he surely has been injured since the middle of the 2nd set. If it wasn't RG, he would've retired, I guess...

Yeah there was a long pause when he was 3-2 up and then he seemed to really fade. Too bad if injury is the cause

Filo V.
05-21-2010, 05:19 PM
Aguilar is ahead *2-1 in the first set.

Now, THIS would be a totally unacceptable and unexplainable loss. So I don't have any worried Chucho will win.

madmax
05-21-2010, 05:20 PM
Berankis is another guy with chances at a LL.

are you sure has has a chance? I thought only highest ranked losers have this chance...

Nathaliia
05-21-2010, 05:20 PM
first GS main draw for Schukin since 2001 Australian Open, and he has won eight matches in a row after winning the Zagreb challenger five days ago. Congrats Yuri :)
Yummy fabulous :lick: Rafa and Giraldo - be afraid.

Filo V.
05-21-2010, 05:22 PM
are you sure has has a chance? I thought only highest ranked losers have this chance...
Needs 5 withdrawals.

Filo V.
05-21-2010, 05:53 PM
Ok, Chucho. Games over. Time to stop sleepwalking.

Filo V.
05-21-2010, 06:04 PM
Chucho's hurt, he isn't going to be able to win it doesn't appear.

willoughby
05-21-2010, 06:05 PM
it seems that Chucho has taken a medical timeout, 4-6 0-3*

Ewerthon
05-21-2010, 06:07 PM
Chucho retired :)

willoughby
05-21-2010, 06:09 PM
what a way to finish these weird qualies, with Acasuso's retirement :o

Filo V.
05-21-2010, 06:10 PM
He retired. I can only hope his knees aren't acting up again. Too bad, he had a good QD and had the potential to do well at the French. Lucky he doesn't have anything to defend these next months, hope he gets in the top 100, so I don't even need to worry about him qualifying anymore.

So, he's eliminated from LL possibility by retiring, I believe. So, I guess we'll have to find out who withdraws and who can get in a little later today and the next few days.

Filo V.
05-21-2010, 06:15 PM
what a way to finish these weird qualies, with Acasuso's retirement :o

It's extremely unfortunate but also very very representative of how the entire qualifying went down.

Kamke, Reister, Fischer, Zemlja, Yani, Witten are all in the MD of the French. Just...............weird. Galvani beating Phau again, and then beating one of the bright youngsters in Harrison. Chucho losing by retirement. Schukin somehow showing form consistently.

But, at the same time, this is what makes tennis great.

Smoke944
05-21-2010, 06:22 PM
Yeah, pretty unpredictable stuff here.
Overall, I am pretty happy with how things went. Great job by most of the Americans and Olivier's run and win today were amazing :worship:
I just wish Ryan could have pulled out a win today :mad: :hug: Still an very good tournament for him, though. I didn't realistically expect him to even beat Prodon based on his match last week. Obviously he figured out a lot from that match and a week's practice.

Filo V.
05-21-2010, 06:33 PM
Overall, quite frankly I'm not too pleased about how things have worked out in that almost all of my favorites are either now injured, lost ranking points or simply missed the tournament. With that said, the unpredictability of RG qualifying showed itself more than ever this year, so it's pretty exciting in that aspect to see surprises in the MD and nice to see some guys who you wouldn't expect get a chance. And that's really what qualifying is about, the opportunity for guys who are playing well and won 3 matches to get a chance to have their career-defining run in a major. I don't see many guys capable of too much in the MD but since the court seems to be playing fast, it's going to give some of these guys a chance.

Filo V.
05-21-2010, 06:38 PM
The guy I'm most happy about qualifying is............Yuri. Although there are guys I may prefer over him who made it, for him to have the season he had been having, and to make the GS of a major for the first time in almost a decade and really start playing very well and consistently at almost 31 years of age is really great to see.

Also, Olivier, to come back from injury to win the matches he did, all in 3 sets, playing Ramos and Sidorenko and coming back from the brink of losing in both, really great effort from him.

Clearly, though, Simone is the one qualifier (and maybe Gaba or even Paire) you look at and he jumps off the page as a guy, if he gets a good draw, could do some real damage.

espana
05-21-2010, 06:44 PM
The guy I'm most happy about qualifying is............Yuri. Although there are guys I may prefer over him who made it, for him to have the season he had been having, and to make the GS of a major for the first time in almost a decade and really start playing very well and consistently at almost 31 years of age is really great to see.

Also, Olivier, to come back from injury to win the matches he did, all in 3 sets, playing Ramos and Sidorenko and coming back from the brink of losing in both, really great effort from him.

Clearly, though, Simone is the one qualifier (and maybe Gaba or even Paire) you look at and he jumps off the page as a guy, if he gets a good draw, could do some real damage.

Schukin is solid on monday he played in Zagred Challenger finale with Ventura and on tuesday they both play 1st round qualifying in Paris and they both made it to the 1st round (Ventura most likely as a LL though). The player who i'm sad that he didn't make it is Berankis former #1 junior, too bad, well maybe he'll get in 3-4 players withdraw hehe jk

oliversimon
05-22-2010, 03:41 AM
Really devastating lose for Chucho today :'(. I hope his injury is nothing big, and he can do some damage during the summer.

Truc
05-22-2010, 11:53 AM
yes, there was a long injury break at 6-1 *3-2, unlucky Nico once again :sad:Andujar actually is the one who took the long medical time-out.

I have a question about the protected ranking rule and the LL draws.
It's not relevant in that case since Mannarino had gotten a wild-card anyway, but if he had entered the qualies with his PR (#155), would he have been considered as one of the 4 top ranked players for the LL draws? Or would they have taken his real ranking then?
The protected ranking does not count for the seeding, so I'm not sure about that point.

Truc
05-22-2010, 12:11 PM
Also, Olivier, to come back from injury to win the matches he did, all in 3 sets, playing Ramos and Sidorenko and coming back from the brink of losing in both, really great effort from him. What injury are you talking about?

willoughby
05-22-2010, 12:18 PM
Andujar actually is the one who took the long medical time-out.
Where did you see that?? and what happened to Devilder then? if he wasn't injured, I don't understand such a meltdown in a match he was leading so comfortably, and against a mediocre player like Andujar :sad:


I have a question about the protected ranking rule and the LL draws.
It's not relevant in that case since Mannarino had gotten a wild-card anyway, but if he had entered the qualies with his PR (#155), would he have been considered as one of the 4 top ranked players for the LL draws? Or would they have taken his real ranking then?
The protected ranking does not count for the seeding, so I'm not sure about that point.
I think that only the current ranking counts in the LL draw, so Mannarino wouldn't be in the draw anyway.

Truc
05-22-2010, 12:23 PM
I saw the story about the Devilder-Andujar match in L'Equipe, it's sure. Andujar was almost assaulted by fans after the match because they found the move dubious.
Devilder only comments on his own inability to close the match, he doesn't mention an injury. But maybe he just wants to calm things down since things apparently got a bit heated after the "incident".

Truc
05-22-2010, 12:35 PM
Very glad the LL is Ventura, btw, since he was robbed of a main draw spot in Melbourne by Simon and his late withdrawal although he had no chance in hell to be able to play, I'm still embarrassed by that story.

Filo V.
05-22-2010, 02:04 PM
What injury are you talking about?

Didn't get hurt? I thought the reason he was struggling so badly was physical.

Truc
05-22-2010, 02:24 PM
I don't follow him, maybe he's also had some injuries. It was a real question.
But his slump in 2009, if that's what you mean, was not injury related, he was just fed up with tennis.

There was a great interview of him in French a few weeks/months ago, MissChaCha made a summary in English here:
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?p=9552970#post9552970

Filo V.
05-22-2010, 03:43 PM
I don't follow him, maybe he's also had some injuries. It was a real question.
But his slump in 2009, if that's what you mean, was not injury related, he was just fed up with tennis.

There was a great interview of him in French a few weeks/months ago, MissChaCha made a summary in English here:
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?p=9552970#post9552970

Oh, OK, I see. It must be hard living and playing as a fringe top 100 guy for your entire career, I can see where it would get tiring. I always thought he had more talent than what he has actually shown with results, so hopefully this rejuvenation of his career and desire can help him do what he wants before he retires.