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Back on the clay in Båstad

alisia
07-16-2010, 11:34 AM
[1] Robin Soderling (SWE) bye
Daniel Brands (GER) - [WC] Andreas Vinciguerra (SWE)
Marcel Granollers (ESP) - Andreas Seppi (ITA)
Potito Starace (ITA) - [8] Florent Serra (FRA)

[3] David Ferrer (ESP) bye
Fabio Fognini (ITA) - [WC] Filip Prpic (SWE)
Pere Riba-Madrid (ESP) - Peter Luczak (AUS)
Pablo Cuevas (URU) - [6] Paul-Henri Mathieu (FRA)

[7] Denis Istomin (UZB) - Qualifier
Qualifier - Qualifier
Jarkko Nieminen (FIN) - [WC] Christian Lindell (SWE)
[4] Nicolas Almagro (ESP) bye

[5] Tommy Robredo (ESP) - Michal Przysiezny (POL)
Andrey Golubev (KAZ) - Maximo Gonzalez (ARG)
Stephane Robert (FRA) - Qualifier
[2] Fernando Verdasco (ESP) bye

alisia
07-16-2010, 11:36 AM
David beat Fognini 6-3 7-5 in the 2nd round and in the 1/8 final he beat Cuevas 6-3 6-3 :worship:

Ariel
07-16-2010, 05:06 PM
Thanks for the update Alicia. David's moving forward is always great news.

alisia
07-16-2010, 05:29 PM
David will play Soderling in the semi :help:

Sommarsverige
07-16-2010, 11:13 PM
Ferru just has to win against Söderling. I don´t care if I shout my voice tomorrow against all the Swedish supporters ;)

Ariel
07-16-2010, 11:23 PM
Ferru just has to win against Söderling. I don´t care if I shout my voice tomorrow against all the Swedish supporters ;)


That's going to be a tough assignment for you, Sommarsv. The lone David supporter amongst all your Swedish compatriots.;) On the bright side, as one of the only Ferru supporters, he will be more likely to pick you out of the crowd and keep focusing on you throughout the match. Pray that you're the only supporter of his there. Have fun. I hope Ferru can pull it off for you and us.

Edda
07-17-2010, 04:34 AM
Go, Ferru!

alisia
07-17-2010, 11:14 AM
Ferru just has to win against Söderling. I don´t care if I shout my voice tomorrow against all the Swedish supporters ;)

You go girl :p hopefully we'll have a Ferru v Tommy final :hearts:

cobalt60
07-17-2010, 12:25 PM
You go girl :p hopefully we'll have a Ferru v Tommy final :hearts:

That's what I would like too;) Man it is so nice to have a live stream and no family around to interrupt me for a change.

cobalt60
07-17-2010, 02:12 PM
Damn he fell apart after those 3 double faults in one game. And Soderling upped the ante too.

alisia
07-17-2010, 02:29 PM
he lost 6-4 3-6 2-6 :mad:

Edda
07-17-2010, 04:09 PM
Aw, too bad!

cobalt60
07-17-2010, 04:13 PM
Well I did not get my final ;)

Edda
07-18-2010, 03:12 AM
Soderling again! Ugh!

Carol96
07-18-2010, 10:34 AM
Oh Ferru.... after a great first set too :-((

I really hope that Soderling is not going to become his "bete noir"... Still, he's a strong character, I reckon and will put this behid him...

So on now to Hamburg and hope David gets a good draw there. :-)

alisia
07-10-2011, 09:02 PM
not sure if David's going to play given he's currently playing in Austin but here's the draw for 2011 :)

(1)Robin Soderling (SWE) bye
Igor Andreev (RUS) vs (q)
(WC)Andreas Vinciguerra (SWE) vs (q)
Julian Reister (GER) vs (8)Potito Starace (ITA)
(3)Tomas Berdych (CZE) bye
Teymuraz Gabashvili (RUS) vs (SE)Michael Yani (USA)
Julien Benneteau (FRA) vs Blaz Kavcic (SLO)
Carlos Berlocq (ARG) vs (6)Juan Monaco (ARG)
(7)Andrey Golubev (KAZ) vs Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo (ESP)
(WC)Michael Ryderstedt (SWE) vs Maximo Gonzalez (ARG)
(q) vs (q)
(4)Nicolas Almagro (ESP) bye
(5)Tommy Robredo (ESP) vs Filippo Volandri (ITA)
Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ) vs Andreas Haider-Maurer (AUT)
(WC)Christian Lindell (SWE) vs Pere Riba (ESP)
(2)David Ferrer (ESP) bye

Sommarsverige
07-10-2011, 09:59 PM
Ali, he has to play :) He already knew when he entered the tournament that the DC match before is in the US!!!

I am waiting desperately for our chico ;)

alisia
07-10-2011, 10:25 PM
Ali, he has to play :) He already knew when he entered the tournament that the DC match before is in the US!!!

I am waiting desperately for our chico ;)

he wouldn't dare not turn up :p

Sommarsverige
07-11-2011, 11:04 PM
he wouldn't dare not turn up :p

No, he wouldn´t ;) Because I would be really angry when seeing him next time and that wouldn´t be fun for him ;)

Edda
07-12-2011, 04:56 AM
Good luck, David! Hope you're not too tired from your DC victory! You did so well!

FerrersLinda
07-12-2011, 09:48 PM
No, he wouldn´t ;) Because I would be really angry when seeing him next time and that wouldn´t be fun for him ;)

Hey Birte, you know that he's already "a little bit" scared of us, so not sure if you being angry with him will make him do as we please.:scratch:;) If so, I have some requests.:angel:

Enjoy yourself Birte!:)

FerrersLinda
07-12-2011, 09:49 PM
Oh and Ali, let go of Syed's hand will you?! :p

alisia
07-12-2011, 10:46 PM
Oh and Ali, let go of Syed's hand will you?! :p

lol I don't even watch it anymore so I guess I best change it!

Do you approve now?

Sommarsverige
07-12-2011, 11:42 PM
I was pretty surprised to see Ferru turn up already today and he practiced one hour on clay with David Marrero ;)
It was so nice to see our chico again and of course I had to congratulate him on the great DC results ;)
Still soooooooooooo happy for him!!!!

ariel2
07-13-2011, 03:26 AM
Say hello to Javi as well, Birte. What a nice tennis duo he and Daveed make. :)

Edda
07-13-2011, 04:14 AM
Again, many congratulations to David at Davis Cup! Juanqui won his first match in Stuttgart, so the friends and fellow Valencians are doing quite well!

FerrersLinda
07-13-2011, 05:14 PM
lol I don't even watch it anymore so I guess I best change it!

Do you approve now?

Much better. Although now you're "locationless".:( How about housesitting in CR?:D

I was pretty surprised to see Ferru turn up already today and he practiced one hour on clay with David Marrero ;)
It was so nice to see our chico again and of course I had to congratulate him on the great DC results ;)
Still soooooooooooo happy for him!!!!

So are you going out for dinner tonight?:p

Carol96
07-13-2011, 09:47 PM
I was pretty surprised to see Ferru turn up already today and he practiced one hour on clay with David Marrero ;)
It was so nice to see our chico again and of course I had to congratulate him on the great DC results ;)
Still soooooooooooo happy for him!!!!

Brilliant, Birte, I am so pleased for you!! Enjoy Båstad, I hope David plays long and well and I hope you get to see Hamburg also!

Sommarsverige
07-13-2011, 10:24 PM
Say hello to Javi as well, Birte. What a nice tennis duo he and Daveed make. :)

Javi is not here unfortunately :( David is all on his own, but he has nice company of the other spanish chicos and of me of course ;)
Looking forward to see his match against Pere Riba tomorrow!

Vamos Ferru :bounce: :bounce:

Edda
07-14-2011, 02:38 AM
Good luck to David in Sweden and Juanqui in Germany! I hope the Valencian duo of Ferrer and Ferrero can win their tournaments.

alisia
07-14-2011, 09:59 PM
David won his very delayed match 6-2 7-6 :)

Edda
07-15-2011, 03:16 AM
Congratulations, David! Both he and Juanqui won their matches today! I'm so excited!

Sommarsverige
07-15-2011, 09:20 AM
Really happy Ferru could still win the match yesterday and doesn´t have 2 matches today after the bad, bad weather conditions yesterday...

Really hope it will be better today :worship:

cobalt60
07-15-2011, 05:28 PM
Won easily 6-1 6-1

iramlatif
07-15-2011, 06:00 PM
what a breeze for David! (more like a practice session!)

Carol96
07-15-2011, 11:33 PM
Hi Iram - bet David won't describe it as a breeze though!

Yeah, a cool win in <1 hr - next up is Nico A!!!

VAMOSSS FERUUU!! & VAMOS JUAN CARLOS!!

I have a really busy day tomorrow, but hope I get time to follow the semis in Bastad % Stuttgart...

Sommarsverige
07-15-2011, 11:40 PM
Very happy Ferru is through to the semis, though this was never in fear ;)

Looking forward to Ferrus match tomorrow, he so has to beat Almagro, pleaseeeeeeeee :worship:

Edda
07-16-2011, 03:04 AM
Vamos to Ferru and Juanqui on making the semis in their events. It will be an exciting weekend, as Juanqui says, "tennistically" speaking!

cobalt60
07-16-2011, 02:13 PM
Playing a blinder- 6-1 first set!

alisia
07-16-2011, 02:49 PM
David bt Nico 6-1 6-3 :worship: & now plays Soderling in the final tomorrow :tape:

cobalt60
07-16-2011, 03:01 PM
Won 6-1 6-3 Little blip in the second when Nico picked up his game but :banana:

oops outposted :p I was answering the pager;)

alisia
07-16-2011, 03:12 PM
Won 6-1 6-3 Little blip in the second when Nico picked up his game but :banana:

oops outposted :p I was answering the pager;)

:p

alisia
07-16-2011, 05:31 PM
SUNDAY, 17 JULY, 2011

CENTRE COURT start 12:00 noon
[1] R Lindstedt (SWE) / H Tecau (ROU) vs S Aspelin (SWE) / A Siljestrom (SWE)

Not Before 2:00 PM
[1] R Soderling (SWE) vs [2] D Ferrer (ESP)

Sommarsverige
07-16-2011, 10:53 PM
Vamosssssssssss Ferru against Söderling, our chico just has to win!!! :worship:

I am really not keen on seeing happy bouncing Swedes around me when Söderling wins ;)

cobalt60
07-17-2011, 04:25 PM
Oh man; this is an amazing final from Soderling. Watched the SF of his beatdown on Berdyrch and honestly no one can beat this Sod.
On to the next tournie please;)

alisia
07-17-2011, 04:42 PM
Oh man; this is an amazing final from Soderling. Watched the SF of his beatdown on Berdyrch and honestly no one can beat this Sod.
On to the next tournie please;)

he was definitely a man on a mission today sadly :( but I think also today may have been one match to far for David :awww:

iramlatif
07-17-2011, 07:06 PM
i admit, i didn't watch the final. But i wasn't expecting this kind of score?! Can someone who watched it please tell me what happened? Was David just tired or did Robin really outplay him? (I am shocked, i really thought david would win this)

alisia
07-17-2011, 07:17 PM
i admit, i didn't watch the final. But i wasn't expecting this kind of score?! Can someone who watched it please tell me what happened? Was David just tired or did Robin really outplay him? (I am shocked, i really thought david would win this)

a mixture of both really, the conditions didn't help David either

iramlatif
07-17-2011, 08:24 PM
thanks alisia! It's okay really...he's had an awesome 1st half of the year. He needs to just relax now and come to U.S.A. completely refreshed! :)

Edda
07-18-2011, 03:47 AM
Poor David! That made me sad to watch!

Sommarsverige
07-18-2011, 09:24 AM
Back in Hamburg :(

I am also still a little sad David lost the final yesterday and it was really not that much fun to sit there between all the Swedes cheering for Robin :(
But still, David played a great tournament and should be proud of what he achieved the last weeks. I am sure against Söderling in yesterdays shape many other players would have lost...

I am glad our chico gets some well-deserved rest now!

Edda
07-19-2011, 04:57 AM
All in all, I can't complain too much. For David to make the final after just having come off two Davis Cup match victories is pretty good. He must have been really tired. I was glad Juan Carlos won in Stuttgart. The two Valencian friends must be celebrating. Both achieved great things in the past couple of weeks of tennis.

Carol96
07-24-2011, 10:53 PM
OK I am some time in replying to this thread...

but I have to agree with Edda & Iram: David has played A LOT of tennis recently and I am so glad he is not playing Hamburg.

I have to question why he plays Båstad (no offence to the tournament and it's directors), but apart from goodwill and practice, any points gained or lost here aren't really going to damage his ranking - it may be that he likes the location and the atmosphere, so OK then....

Edda
07-25-2011, 04:08 AM
I don't care why he did-I just love seeing Ferru!

Edda
07-25-2011, 04:11 AM
I agree with you, Carol! David needed the rest! I wish Juanqui would have rested, too. He needs to get some rest before Umag.

Sommarsverige
07-25-2011, 10:17 PM
OK I am some time in replying to this thread...

but I have to agree with Edda & Iram: David has played A LOT of tennis recently and I am so glad he is not playing Hamburg.

I have to question why he plays Båstad (no offence to the tournament and it's directors), but apart from goodwill and practice, any points gained or lost here aren't really going to damage his ranking - it may be that he likes the location and the atmosphere, so OK then....

Of course I am very glad David always plays Båstad, because I am going there every year and it´s the greatest tournament ever! But still, maybe ranking points wise there would be more interesting tournaments, but I think David likes the tournaments which are played in smaller towns, because everything is a little bit more relaxed. In every interview in Båstad he said how much he loves the place and how special it is for him to play there and I guess you automatically play good when you feel good ;)

I think David knows exactly what is good for him and what isn´t. Before Wimbledon he had 2 weeks off, which was very good and after Wimbledon before the Davis Cup he also had like one week off. So then it was Davis Cup and Båstad, which of course was very stressy with the change of surface, jetlag, different climat and everything, but I am sure after these weeks off now he will be fine for the hardcourt season :)

Edda
07-27-2011, 04:24 AM
What a nice avatar of David!

nalbyfan
07-27-2011, 01:50 PM
He's out for 3 weeks due to a broken finger (Montreal, Cincy)
Poor Ferru, hope he can come back as soon as possible

iramlatif
07-27-2011, 04:46 PM
He's out for 3 weeks due to a broken finger (Montreal, Cincy)
Poor Ferru, hope he can come back as soon as possible

i read it too on his website. I really hope it heals soon. I figure not playing Montreal isn't too bad- he doesn't have that many points to defend from last year.

Sommarsverige
07-27-2011, 08:21 PM
Please David, get well soon :hug: :worship:

Edda
07-28-2011, 04:09 AM
Ouch, poor David! I hope you get better soon, Ferru!

ariel2
07-28-2011, 11:27 PM
Quite the irony for us Spanish fans. Juanqui is back playing finally, and now David is out with injury. I hope both of them will be back playing and hanging out together on the practice courts at the US Open :)

Did anyone hear just how he managed to break a finger?

Edited to add: And Tommy back on the courts too!!

iramlatif
07-29-2011, 05:49 AM
ariel, if u r setting up camp near rafa then i'm joining u! :) (j/k) And I really hope all the guys restore their health fully!

cobalt60
07-29-2011, 12:47 PM
ouch

Sommarsverige
07-29-2011, 07:57 PM
Quite the irony for us Spanish fans. Juanqui is back playing finally, and now David is out with injury. I hope both of them will be back playing and hanging out together on the practice courts at the US Open :)

Did anyone hear just how he managed to break a finger?

Edited to add: And Tommy back on the courts too!!

He wrote on his site that he fell during practice and that´s how it happenend :(
I really hope David will be back soon :worship:

And Tommy is also injured again, he couldn´t even play his 2nd round match in Umag :(

Edda
07-30-2011, 04:41 AM
David, Juanqui and Rafa-oh, how I'd love to meet them. I hope they will all be well and ready to compete.

Carol96
07-31-2011, 08:45 PM
what a "silly" injury - but of course you slip, and put out your hand to break your fall....:rolleyes:

David must feel so frustrated with himself....!!!

Edda
08-01-2011, 03:58 AM
The Armada Boys have a history of unfortunate injuries. Stay healthy, please!

Carol96
08-05-2011, 09:49 PM
Hi I'm back... I've been hair-pulling-out frustrated & busy!!!

Ferru does not play Montreal, I suspect he may give Cincy the go-by also - but hey, he's in the Valencian Region at one of the best times of the year!!! Just wish I was there too... lol!

iramlatif
08-06-2011, 12:15 AM
Carol at least the weekend is here. Hope u can relax somewhat!

I hate Ferrer not being able to play in Rogers Cup. I will miss him. But I also hope he's recovering. I wanna see him healthy and happy! :)

Edda
08-07-2011, 02:45 AM
Valencia would be a great place to visit. Two of my favorite players, Ferrer and Ferrero, are both from there. Get better soon, Ferru!

Sommarsverige
08-08-2011, 07:46 PM
Valencia would be a great place to visit. Two of my favorite players, Ferrer and Ferrero, are both from there. Get better soon, Ferru!

Valencia definitely IS a nice place to visit, I just loved that city :)

Btw, I really hope David will be back on the courts very soon, it´s so boring without him :(

Edda
08-10-2011, 03:47 AM
Poor David! Ouch! Just as Juanqui is getting back into playing shape, David gets hurt. Come on, Armada Boys, let's all stay healthy at once!

nalbyfan
08-10-2011, 01:23 PM
Is it true that he's out till USO ?

Sommarsverige
08-10-2011, 08:28 PM
Is it true that he's out till USO ?

No, luckily it´s not true! He wrote on his site today that everything feels much better and that he will travel to Cincinnati tomorrow!

I am very happy to hear David will be back on court next week :)

Carol96
08-10-2011, 10:47 PM
Iram - off topic here - but I love your blog, girl!!! :-) I've favourited it too!!!

iramlatif
08-11-2011, 01:31 AM
thanks carol so much. sorry it can't be daily updated... I have an almost 3 yr old munchkin running around all day...I'm always busy with her-.

I'm so exited about david coming back to play in Ohio-hope he's recovered. I don't enjoy tournaments without him.

Edda
08-12-2011, 03:13 AM
Glad to hear David's playing in Cinci! I hope he is healed adequately and does well. I want to see all my guys, Ferru, Rafa and Juanqui play well.

FerrersLinda
07-11-2012, 10:32 PM
I leave this forum for 2 years and what happens? No Båstad thread?:eek:

Oh well ....:rolleyes::p

So I guess it's Mr. #1 seed David against his ex partner Tommyo. Goooooo David, school that bust loving candy boy!:banana:

(that is supposed to read ex DOUBLES partner):cool:

Edda
07-12-2012, 01:06 AM
Good luck, Ferru! I hope you win this year!

FerrersLinda
07-13-2012, 12:13 PM
Can I just say VAMOSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!

el Rey
07-13-2012, 02:25 PM
He's out of Gstaad. Nice decision, he played a lot this year and nees some rest before OG

Edda
07-14-2012, 12:14 AM
Congratulations on making the semis, David! Good luck to you! I am looking forward to seeing David at the Olympics, too!

FerrersLinda
07-14-2012, 06:24 AM
David plays Dimitrov today at 13.00. Hopefully I'll have some time to watch it as it sounds like an interesting match up. Hopefully Grigor can give our boy a bit more of a match than he did in IW.

Sommarsverige
07-14-2012, 08:57 AM
I am obviously also very happy our boy
is in the semis here again!
Dimitrov played an amazing match against
Ramos yesterday and is very motivated, so I fear
it won't be an easy match!!

Vamos Ferru!!

Sommarsverige
07-14-2012, 08:28 PM
Our Chico won & is in the final in Båstad again :)
It wasn't an easy match today, but I am glad Ferru
got it home in 2 sets!

Good luck tomorrow against Almagro!

Edda
07-15-2012, 01:23 AM
Congratulations, Ferru! Good luck against Almagro! An All Armada Final!

Edda
07-16-2012, 02:24 AM
Congratulations on your victory, Ferru! Well done!

Chirag
07-16-2012, 04:07 AM
Ferrer with the Bastad title :D

http://www.tennis.com/galleries/gallery/News/201207150943349949272-p2@stats.com.jpg
http://www.tennis.com/galleries/gallery/News/201207150944350559277-p2@stats.com.jpg
http://www.tennis.com/galleries/gallery/News/201207150945351489281-p2@stats.com.jpg
http://www.tennis.com/galleries/gallery/News/201207150946351799283-p2@stats.com.jpg

Sommarsverige
07-16-2012, 03:46 PM
Thanks a lot for the great pictures!!

Edda
07-17-2012, 12:42 AM
Great pictures! Congratulations again, Ferru!