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Week 34: Manerbio, Italy [Winner: Robin HAASE]

Jacques_Ukraine
08-11-2010, 02:43 AM
Week 34: Manerbio, Italy

Location: Manerbio, Italy
Type: €64K+H
Surface: Outdoor Clay
Balls:
Site:
Starting Date: August 23
2009 Champion: Federico Del Bonis (Argentina)

Tournament website: http://www.tennismanerbio.com/

Entry List:

Main Draw

Aguilar, Jorge CHI 192
Alund, Martin ARG 226
Aranguren, Juan-Martin ARG 240
Bedene, Aljaz SLO 291
Cervantes-Huegun, Inigo ESP 294
Crivoi, Victor ROU 229
Darcis, Steve BEL 110
Dasnieres de Veigy, Jonathan FRA 234
Di Mauro, Alessio ITA 203
Galvani, Stefano ITA 232
Gonzalez, Alejandro COL 296
Haase, Robin NED 121
@# Hartfield, Diego ARG 192
Huta Galung, Jesse NED 217
Junqueira, Diego ARG 180
Koellerer, Daniel AUT 127
Recouderc, Laurent FRA 218
Rochus, Christophe BEL 160
Santos, Pablo ESP 298
Schoorel, Thomas NED 197
Trujillo-Soler, Gabriel ESP 270
@ Vanek, Jiri CZE 173

Alternates:
1. Sousa, Joao POR 321
2. Goffin, David BEL 323
3. Poch-Gradin, Carles ESP 324
4. Eysseric, Jonathan FRA 325
5. Bachinger, Matthias GER 327
6. Gard, Catalin ROU 329
7. Junaid, Rameez AUS 332
8. Boje-Ordonez, Agustin ESP 333
9. Aldi, Francesco ITA 337
10. Garcia, Adrian CHI 344
11. Bloemke, Dennis GER 345
12. Trevisan, Matteo ITA 346
13. Gojowczyk, Peter GER 347
14. Crugnola, Marco ITA 349
15. Kretschmer, Gero GER 350
16. Ouellette, Greg USA 355
17. Smethurst, Daniel GBR 362
18. Sousa, Pedro POR 364
19. Eleskovic, Ervin SWE 369
20. Ager, Johannes AUT 370
21. # Galdon, Pablo ARG 372
22. Carreno-Busta, Pablo ESP 373
23. Setkic, Aldin BIH 374
24. Stoppini, Andrea ITA 385
25. Molchanov, Denys UKR 387
26. Jaziri, Malek TUN 397
27. Fabbiano, Thomas ITA 399
28. Lopez Jaen, Miguel Angel ESP 400
29. Garza, Daniel MEX 405
30. Flock, Alexander GER 409
31. Marti, Javier ESP 414
32. Marrai, Matteo ITA 416
33. Yoo, Daniel KOR 418
34. Granollers-Pujol, Gerard ESP 421
35. Migani, Leandro ARG 423
36. Pashanski, Boris SRB 436
37. Anderson, Andrew RSA 449
38. Savic, David SRB 454
39. Dustov, Farrukh UZB 458
40. # Vasiliev, Mikhail RUS 459
41. # Duran, Guillermo ARG 473
42. Martin-Adalia, Pablo ESP 488
43. Rieschick, Sebastian GER 498
44. Alvarez, Diego ARG 525
45. Hormazabal, Guillermo CHI 536
46. Westerhof, Boy NED 537
47. Roshan, Nima AUS 579
48. # Craciun, Teodor-Dacian ROU 666
49. Bastl, George SUI 804
50. Fruttero, John Paul USA 930
51. Motti, Alessandro ITA 32750

Jacques_Ukraine
08-12-2010, 02:46 PM
QUALIFYING DRAW
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Jacques_Ukraine
08-12-2010, 02:47 PM
MAIN DRAW
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Jacques_Ukraine
08-12-2010, 02:47 PM
DOUBLES DRAW
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Davidcuervacho
08-19-2010, 01:28 AM
Good luck Martin Alund, Juan Martin Aranguren, Diego Hartfield and Diego Junqueira :rocker2:

Jacques_Ukraine
08-20-2010, 11:30 AM
OUT: Bedene, Dasnieres de Veigy (MD) + Gard (ALT)
IN: Sousa, Goffin

CooCooCachoo
08-20-2010, 12:31 PM
I hope Hartfield can do something here :yeah:

CooCooCachoo
08-20-2010, 08:08 PM
QUALIFYING DRAW

Adrian Garcia CHI [1] has a Bye
Alessandro Petrone ITA vs. Patricio Heras ARG
Bertram Steinberger AUT vs. Riccardo Sinicropi ITA [WC]
Robin Vik CZE [7] has a Bye

Marco Crugnola ITA [2] has a Bye
Blaz Rola SLO vs. Gianluca Naso ITA
Gianluca Marchiori ITA [WC] vs. Niccolo Mugelli ITA [WC]
Andrea Stoppini ITA [5] has a Bye

Stefano Ianni ITA [3] has a Bye
Alessandro Motti ITA vs. Marcel Zimmermann GER
Walter Trusendi ITA vs. Claudio Signorini ITA [WC]
Alexander Ward GBR vs. Javier Marti ESP [8]

Daniel Smethurst GBR [4] has a Bye
Kittipong Wachiramanowong THA vs. Luca Rovetta ITA
Guillermo Duran ARG vs. Mauro Bosio ITA [WC]
Marc Sieber GER [6] has a Bye

CooCooCachoo
08-20-2010, 08:08 PM
Strong QD.

Good Luck:

Robin Vik
Marco Crugnola
Gianluca Naso
Stefano Ianni

Marita_Matthäus
08-21-2010, 10:03 AM
Good luck to Martí.

CooCooCachoo
08-21-2010, 01:01 PM
MAIN DRAW

Filippo Volandri ITA [1/WC] vs. Rameez Junaid AUS
Jiri Vanek CZE vs. Alejandro Gonzalez COL
Q vs. Stefano Galvani ITA
Alberto Brizzi ITA [WC] vs. Diego Junqueira ARG [8]

Daniel Köllerer AUT [4] vs. Q
Q vs. Pablo Santos ESP
Thomas Schoorel NED vs. Carlos Poch-Gradin ESP
Q vs. Laurent Recouderc FRA [7]

Christophe Rochus BEL [6] vs. Victor Crivoi ROU
Agustin Boje-Ordonez ESP vs. Gabriel Trujillo-Soler ESP
Francesco Aldi ITA [WC] vs. Jorge Aguilar CHI
Diego Hartfield ARG vs. Steve Darcis BEL [3]

Jesse Huta Galung NED [5] vs. Martin Alund ARG
Alessio Di Mauro ITA vs. Matteo Trevisan ITA [WC]
Matthias Bachinger GER vs. Joăo Sousa POR
Juan-Martin Aranguren ARG vs. Robin Haase NED [2]

CooCooCachoo
08-21-2010, 01:02 PM
Normally this would be a clear Volandri-Haase final.

Good Luck:

Rameez Junaid
Jiri Vanek
Stefano Galvani
Alberto Brizzi
Thomas Schoorel
Laurent Recouderc
Victor Crivoi
Francesco Aldi
Diego Hartfield
Jesse Huta Galung
Matthias Bachinger

:clap2:

*Jean*
08-21-2010, 02:07 PM
good luck

Victor Crivoi ROU

sheva07
08-21-2010, 04:29 PM
Haase-Huta Galung QF would be interesting. Good luck to them and Schoorel.

Filo V.
08-22-2010, 02:27 AM
Pippo absolutely needs to make the final with the draw he has. His draw is so cakewalk. Crazy Dani also has a very good draw, we'll see if he is healthy enough to take advantage.

Huta Galung has played a lot of matches recently, so it is questionable if he'll be in the shape to play a decent level in this tournament. With that said, Haase has a comfortable draw here.

I hope Steve makes the final (and wins so he can get in the top 100) here but he could have issues with Aguilar and Crivoi.

fran70
08-22-2010, 12:20 PM
Pretty decent draw considering that the attention will be on the quallies of the USO.

Pippo and Robin are the favourites to win here. Pippo may find some troubles with Gonzalez or Vanek and possibly in semifinals with Schoorel or Koellerer.

The bottom half of the draw looks more competitive with some good matches in 1st round like the one of Crivoi vs C.Rochus, a potential clash in 2nd round between Darcis and Aguilar who has been playing well lately and Haase and Huta Galung in 1/4.
The semifinal of the botton half looks quite promising with a potential clash between Haase vs Darcis.

Nice to see Hartfield in action again :yeah:

CooCooCachoo
08-22-2010, 01:54 PM
DOUBLES DRAW

Cerretani & Shamasdin [USA/CAN, 1] vs. Aldi & Crugnola [ITA, WC]
Gonzalez & Santos [COL/ESP] vs. Alund & Poch-Gradin [ARG/ESP]
Bednarek & Junaid [POL/AUS, 4] vs. Di Mauro & Motti
[I]Aranguren & Naso [ARG/ITA, WC] vs. Junqueira & Trujillo-Soler [ARG/ESP]

Crivoi & Eitzinger [ROU/AUT] vs. Haase & Schoorel [NED]
Allegro & Huta Galung [SUI/NED] vs. Kowalczyk & Moser [POL/GER, 3]
Köllerer & Rochus [AUT/BEL] vs. Skoch & Vanek [CZE]
Brizzi & Trusendi [ITA, WC] vs. B. Battistone & Marray [USA/GBR, 2]

CooCooCachoo
08-22-2010, 06:25 PM
FINAL QUALIFYING ROUND

Adrian Garcia CHI [1] vs. Riccardo Sinicropi ITA [WC]
Marco Crugnola ITA [2] vs. Andrea Stoppini ITA [5]
Marcel Zimmermann GER vs. Javier Marti ESP [8]
Daniel Smethurst GBR [4] vs. Marc Sieber GER [6]

CooCooCachoo
08-22-2010, 06:26 PM
:sad: Vik, Ianni & Naso
:yeah: Crugnola

SonicCRO
08-22-2010, 10:24 PM
What a quli, stoppini, crugnol, garcia

roberthenman
08-23-2010, 02:47 AM
Adrian :yeah:

Filo V.
08-23-2010, 04:44 AM
Good luck to Javier in qualifying, and Pippo, Chris and Steve in the MD today.

Filo V.
08-23-2010, 04:14 PM
Qualifying results:
Garcia def. Sinicropi 2-6 6-2 6-2

Crugnola def. Stoppini 6-2 7-5

Zimmermann def. Marti 6-4 6-2

Sieber def. Smethurst 6-2 6-2

Filo V.
08-23-2010, 04:16 PM
Main draw results:
Vanek def. Gonzalez 6-4 6-0

Crivoi def. C. Rochus 6-2 2-0 ret.

Trujillo-Soler def. Boje-Ordonez 6-1 7-6(4)

Darcis def. Hartfield 6-4 6-4

Filo V.
08-23-2010, 04:17 PM
Pippo is struggling in the first set with Junaid, which is wholly unacceptable. Hopefully he picks it up.

Filo V.
08-23-2010, 05:02 PM
Pippo 3-6 6-2

Third set here we come!

Filo V.
08-23-2010, 05:30 PM
Oh, my fucking God. Pippo is down 2-4 in the third, to Junaid on Italian clay. I honestly feel sick and I'm nervous. This loss would be an embarrassment.

CooCooCachoo
08-23-2010, 05:38 PM
Qualifying results:
Garcia def. Sinicropi 2-6 6-2 6-2

Crugnola def. Stoppini 6-2 7-5

Zimmermann def. Marti 6-4 6-2

Sieber def. Smethurst 6-2 6-2

Amazing showing by Sinicropi in qualies, despite this loss.

:yeah: Marco

Zimmermann seems like a really promising player, but he plays too infrequently to have regular appearances at the Challenger level.

CooCooCachoo
08-23-2010, 05:38 PM
Main draw results:
Vanek def. Gonzalez 6-4 6-0

Crivoi def. C. Rochus 6-2 2-0 ret.

Trujillo-Soler def. Boje-Ordonez 6-1 7-6(4)

Darcis def. Hartfield 6-4 6-4

:eek: Jiri with a win :eek: :yeah:
:yeah: Vic
:sad: Diego

Filo V.
08-23-2010, 05:38 PM
Pippo is in grave danger of losing, Junaid serving for the match at 5-3. He does have 0-30, however.

CooCooCachoo
08-23-2010, 05:39 PM
Junaid serving for the match 6-3 2-6 *5-3

15-30.

Go Rameez :yeah: Would be a huge surprise, and indeed an embarrassing loss for Volandri.

CooCooCachoo
08-23-2010, 05:40 PM
15-40.

CooCooCachoo
08-23-2010, 05:41 PM
Volandri breaks back :(

*Jean*
08-23-2010, 05:41 PM
Victor ;)

CooCooCachoo
08-23-2010, 05:44 PM
0-30.

Go Rameez :yeah:

Filo V.
08-23-2010, 05:44 PM
Oh no. Pippo is not going to be able to hold.

CooCooCachoo
08-23-2010, 05:45 PM
30-30.

CooCooCachoo
08-23-2010, 05:46 PM
MP Junaid.

CooCooCachoo
08-23-2010, 05:47 PM
Mp #2.

CooCooCachoo
08-23-2010, 05:48 PM
And #3 :lol:

Filo V.
08-23-2010, 05:50 PM
Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

CooCooCachoo
08-23-2010, 05:50 PM
Of course Volandri holds on his first game point. Rameez :smash:

Filo V.
08-23-2010, 05:50 PM
Pippo, you fucking fighter. Now lets take this match.

I'm so sorry I have to root against Rameez because I really like him, but not today.

Filo V.
08-23-2010, 06:00 PM
Pippo wins 3-6 6-2 7-5 and won the last game to love after breaking serve at 5-5!

I am so fucking proud of my Italian champion. Coming from the brink of defeat to win like this in such a dramatic turn of events is amazing. This should be great motivation to do better as the event continues.

Filo V.
08-23-2010, 06:03 PM
:eek: Jiri with a win :eek: :yeah:
:yeah: Vic
:sad: Diego

I know, Jiri got a win! I thought he was retiring from tennis. I wonder how well he can do with the protected ranking and if he can get his ranking up to a decent level until it expires.

Also, hopefully Gato Hartfield can come back to a decent level. It's nice to see him playing again after being out for so long.

CooCooCachoo
08-23-2010, 06:43 PM
Ugh what a fail from Rameez :sad:

Filo V.
08-23-2010, 07:31 PM
Ugh what a fail from Rameez :sad:

:hug: He gave a great effort, that is something to be happy about. Almost beating a player of Volandri's caliber on clay, and especially in Italy? He has a lot to be proud of.

CooCooCachoo
08-24-2010, 09:53 AM
:hug: He gave a great effort, that is something to be happy about. Almost beating a player of Volandri's caliber on clay, and especially in Italy? He has a lot to be proud of.

Not sure how much of it was Volandri sucking and Rameez playing well :shrug: Rameez doesn't have many good wins in singles, so this would have been a great boost.

CooCooCachoo
08-24-2010, 09:53 AM
Aguilar beat Aldi 6-3 6-2
J. Sousa beat Bachinger 6-1 6-4 :help:

CooCooCachoo
08-24-2010, 09:59 AM
Huta Galung really struggling against Alund 4-6 6-4 *1-2

sheva07
08-24-2010, 10:08 AM
Can't see why Jesse is playing so many Challengers last weeks. He must be very tired. He also plays Como and Alphen next weeks.

CooCooCachoo
08-24-2010, 10:14 AM
Garcia - Galvani *5-0
Schoorel - Poch-Gradin 6-1 *1-0
Huta Galung - Alund 4-6 6-4 *2-3

CooCooCachoo
08-24-2010, 10:20 AM
Well, I thought Galvani would have given up the set but he fought back to 2-5*.

sheva07
08-24-2010, 11:00 AM
Alund won 6-3 in the third. Obviously I'd liked to see Jesse winning this but for his preparation for Alphen it's better to take this week off and rest a bit. I can understand a tank in doubles later today.

CooCooCachoo
08-24-2010, 11:13 AM
Schoorel beat Poch-Gradin 6-1 6-2 :yeah:

Jesse :hug:

CooCooCachoo
08-24-2010, 11:39 AM
Garcia beat Galvani 6-2 6-4 :(

CooCooCachoo
08-24-2010, 12:27 PM
Santos beat Zimmermann 6-3 6-2

CooCooCachoo
08-24-2010, 12:28 PM
Köllerer - Crugnola 4-5*
Di Mauro - Trevisan 6-4 *4-3

GucioPK
08-24-2010, 12:48 PM
A. Di Mauro b. M.Trevisan 6:4 6:4

Filo V.
08-24-2010, 01:37 PM
Not sure how much of it was Volandri sucking and Rameez playing well :shrug: Rameez doesn't have many good wins in singles, so this would have been a great boost.

Probably Pippo sucking and taking Junaid for granted, but the fact he made it that close even with Pippo sucking is a positive. Pippo at 50% I honestly thought would have beaten Rameez 6-2 6-3 or so. Obviously Pippo I'm guessing thought the same, but Rameez was there to win. At the very least it can give him the confidence that he can take advantage of these players not giving him any credit and sneak some wins.

willoughby
08-24-2010, 02:33 PM
Crugnola 6-4 4-6 7-5 :yeah:

Filo V.
08-24-2010, 02:55 PM
I thought Crazy Dani would win after getting the break back in the third. His ranking is plummeting. Good win for Marco.

Filo V.
08-24-2010, 03:02 PM
That second section of the draw is pretty wide open now. Maybe Schoorel can take it. Pippo absolutely must make the final here.

GucioPK
08-24-2010, 03:24 PM
A.Brizzi b. D.Junqueira 6:1 1:0 retire

Filo V.
08-24-2010, 04:13 PM
haase-aranguren 6-2

Filo V.
08-24-2010, 04:28 PM
Haase *3-2 in the second.

Filo V.
08-24-2010, 05:07 PM
Haase 6-2 7-6(3)

Filo V.
08-24-2010, 05:08 PM
Robin can cruise easily to the SF, so although he shouldn't be taken to a tiebreak with a player like Aranguren, it doesn't really matter. He's been off a few weeks, need to shake those cobwebs off. Hopefully Steve and Robin play each other in the SF.

roberthenman
08-24-2010, 05:10 PM
Adrian and Jorge won .....nice day :yeah:

Sauletekis
08-24-2010, 06:30 PM
Nice day in Manerbio. Joăo Sousa wins, Crazy Dani looses.:p

CooCooCachoo
08-25-2010, 08:50 AM
FIRST ROUND

Filippo Volandri ITA [1/WC] vs. Rameez Junaid AUS | 3-6 6-2 7-5
Jiri Vanek CZE vs. Alejandro Gonzalez COL | 6-4 6-0
Adrian Garcia CHI [Q] vs. Stefano Galvani ITA | 6-2 6-4
Alberto Brizzi ITA [WC] vs. Diego Junqueira ARG [8] | 6-1 1-0 Ret.

Marco Crugnola ITA [Q] vs. Daniel Köllerer AUT [4]| 6-4 4-6 7-5
Pablo Santos ESP vs. Marcel Zimmermann GER [Q] | 6-3 6-2
Thomas Schoorel NED vs. Carlos Poch-Gradin ESP | 6-1 6-2
Laurent Recouderc FRA [7] vs. Marc Sieber GER [Q] | 6-1 6-3

Victor Crivoi ROU vs. Christophe Rochus BEL [6]| 6-2 2-0 Ret.
Gabriel Trujillo-Soler ESP vs. Agustin Boje-Ordonez ESP | 6-1 7-6
Jorge Aguilar CHI vs. Francesco Aldi ITA [WC] | 6-3 6-2
Steve Darcis BEL [3] vs. Diego Hartfield ARG | 6-4 6-4

Martin Alund ARG vs. Jesse Huta Galung NED [5]| 6-4 4-6 6-3
Alessio Di Mauro ITA vs. Matteo Trevisan ITA [WC] | 6-4 6-4
Joăo Sousa POR vs. Matthias Bachinger GER | 6-1 6-4
Robin Haase NED [2] vs. Juan-Martin Aranguren ARG | 6-2 7-6

CooCooCachoo
08-25-2010, 08:51 AM
SECOND ROUND

Filippo Volandri ITA [1/WC] vs. Jiri Vanek CZE
Adrian Garcia CHI [Q] vs. Alberto Brizzi ITA [WC]
Marco Crugnola ITA [Q] vs. Pablo Santos ESP
Thomas Schoorel NED vs. Laurent Recouderc FRA [7]

Victor Crivoi ROU vs. Gabriel Trujillo-Soler ESP
Jorge Aguilar CHI vs. Steve Darcis BEL [3]
Martin Alund ARG vs. Alessio Di Mauro ITA
Joăo Sousa POR vs. Robin Haase NED [2]

CooCooCachoo
08-25-2010, 08:59 AM
DOUBLES | FIRST ROUND

Cerretani & Shamasdin [USA/CAN, 1] vs. Aldi & Crugnola [ITA, WC] | 6-4 6-2
Alund & Poch-Gradin [ARG/ESP] vs. Gonzalez & Santos [COL/ESP] | 6-1 7-5
Di Mauro & Motti vs. Bednarek & Junaid [POL/AUS, 4] | 6-2 6-1
Junqueira & Trujillo-Soler [ARG/ESP] vs. [I]Aranguren & Naso [ARG/ITA, WC] | 3-6 6-4 10-8

Haase & Schoorel [NED] vs. Crivoi & Eitzinger [ROU/AUT] | 6-3 2-6 10-7
Kowalczyk & Moser [POL/GER, 3] vs. Allegro & Huta Galung [SUI/NED] | 6-2 6-4
Aguilar & Garcia [CHI, ALT]* vs. Skoch & Vanek [CZE]
Brizzi & Trusendi [ITA, WC] vs. B. Battistone & Marray [USA/GBR, 2]

* Aguilar & Garcia [CHI, ALT] replace Köllerer & Rochus [AUT/BEL]

CooCooCachoo
08-25-2010, 09:00 AM
Yves & Jesse :unsure: Pretty bad score.

villa
08-25-2010, 10:30 AM
Crivoi-Soler?

GucioPK
08-25-2010, 10:32 AM
Crivoi-Soler?
Probably not start yet.

espana
08-25-2010, 11:19 AM
Crivoi - Trujillo Soler 6-4 6-2 :)

sheva07
08-25-2010, 12:26 PM
Yves & Jesse :unsure: Pretty bad score.

Tank from Jesse I think.

Filo V.
08-25-2010, 01:53 PM
Brizzi def. Garcia 6-4 6-4

Darcis def. Aguilar 7-6(2) 6-1

Filo V.
08-25-2010, 01:54 PM
Keep on winning, Steve!

*Jean*
08-25-2010, 03:08 PM
Victor ;)

Filo V.
08-25-2010, 04:13 PM
Pippo 6-4 3-3

GucioPK
08-25-2010, 04:28 PM
F.Volandri b. J.Vanek 6:4 6:4

CooCooCachoo
08-25-2010, 05:23 PM
Vic :woohoo:
:yeah: Alberto

misty1
08-25-2010, 07:13 PM
i cant believe reister lost:o

seems like him and tobias both had this surge in the rankings early on this year and now they both seem to be dipping off a bit

Filo V.
08-25-2010, 07:42 PM
i cant believe reister lost:o

seems like him and tobias both had this surge in the rankings early on this year and now they both seem to be dipping off a bit
Julian is in Geneva, but I'm not surprised about him tailing off. He's really OK but not that great of a player. As far as Tobias, I think he just needs some time adjusting in playing better players. Also, his best surface to me is clay.

Filo V.
08-25-2010, 07:42 PM
Good job Pippo. Good luck to Robin tomorrow.

GucioPK
08-26-2010, 01:34 PM
A.Di Mauro b. M.Alund 6:1 6:2

Sauletekis
08-26-2010, 02:51 PM
Good fight in 2nd set Sousa! C'mon Joăo! 4-3*

Sauletekis
08-26-2010, 02:58 PM
5-4* Break him JOĂO!;)

Sauletekis
08-26-2010, 03:09 PM
Both players holding all serves easily, in 2nd set. Even none BP for both... Tie Break now. C'mon Sousa!

GucioPK
08-26-2010, 03:21 PM
T.Schoorel b. L.Recouderc 6:3 6:7(4) 6:4
R.Haase b. J.Sousa 6:2 7:6(6)

Sauletekis
08-26-2010, 03:23 PM
Congrats to the two dutchmen. Very good fight of Joăo in 2nd set against a top 100 player, but winning more points in 2nd wasn't good enough, unfortunally...:sad: But keep up the good work!

Marc.Prozac
08-26-2010, 03:25 PM
Well done Thomas and Robin! :D Unlucky for Sousa! If u look at the stats u can see he played a good match... GL in quarters Schoorel and Haase!

Filo V.
08-26-2010, 03:31 PM
Sousa did good to keep that second set close. Schoorel did a good job of winning that third set, after he could have won in straights. I'm thinking he'll play Pippo in the SF. Congrats to Robin on the victory, I don't think he's playing his best tennis, but he's got the job done so far.

trulliscorpion
08-26-2010, 03:36 PM
People on here tend to underrate Joăo Sousa. His game is very good to watch and he has tons of raw talent. If he can overcome the typically Portuguese weak mentality syndrome that Leo Tavares used to have he's going to be VERY good.
Tavares, by the way, is much more skilled than Machado and Gil put together and everyone who follows Portuguese tennis knows this quite well - but he had been the most injury-plagued and unmotivated player I've ever seen for years.

Sauletekis
08-26-2010, 07:37 PM
People on here tend to underrate Joăo Sousa. His game is very good to watch and he has tons of raw talent. If he can overcome the typically Portuguese weak mentality syndrome that Leo Tavares used to have he's going to be VERY good.
Tavares, by the way, is much more skilled than Machado and Gil put together and everyone who follows Portuguese tennis knows this quite well - but he had been the most injury-plagued and unmotivated player I've ever seen for years.

Completelly agree, although I have to say that Machado has a very good raw tallent as well. The irony of all of that, is that (for me) Fred is the least ra talented of top 4 portuguese players, but very good mentally, and having no injuries in his career, very helfpful, as well. About Sousa, he is still very young, and undoubtful, a top 100 prospect, even a top 50 if he became a good player in terms of mentallity...

trulliscorpion
08-26-2010, 09:04 PM
Indeed. Gil is very weak skill-wise, the most of these 4 by far - he's just the complete opposite of what a Portuguese is supposed to be (that is, a fiery hot-blooded latin all dependant on emotions). He's awesomely solid both mentally and tactically.
Rui is quite okay mentally though, that loss to Gil at Estoril brought him down for a while but that rematch some weeks ago put it back in place. I rate him WAY higher than Gil in terms of pure tennis ability, as you say.
As for Leo, he's been a complete mess. Early on their careers he used to mop the floor on the national competitions with Gil, Machado, whoever else... but then again, sigh. Me, you, and every other Portuguese tennis fan knows it well enough. It was frustrating.

Joăo is a completely different thing, he left pretty early for Spain. But well.. that mentality is getting there, and the proof is that he's doing the transition to challengers pretty smoothly after his load of consecutive Future titles. I saw him last year at Estoril and he looked totally down. No emotion at all, 80% of his groundstrokes were netted. Glad he's got that worked on..

A while ago, I saw him hitting on Sorana Cirstea on a certain social network site! He deserves my support solely due to the good taste on women. :lol:

I'm not gonna derail this chat topic anymore though.. :p

Haase's form makes him a clear favorite, specially since Pippo isn't the player he was some years ago.

CooCooCachoo
08-27-2010, 09:56 AM
:yeah: Thomas

Good fight from Sousa as well.

Chadmild
08-27-2010, 01:07 PM
Robin Haase destroys Di Mauro 6-3, 6-0 :worship:
Will be NED 2-0 ITA today.

Iván
08-27-2010, 01:29 PM
crugnola 4-6 6-3 0-0

Filo V.
08-27-2010, 01:48 PM
Darcis 6-1. Good Steve. You'll need to energy for Robin tomorrow.

Crugnola 3-*1 in the third. A SF would be a great result for Marco.

Iván
08-27-2010, 01:55 PM
df's killing schoorel

nole_no1
08-27-2010, 01:56 PM
What a fixer this Schoorel is i can't believe it :mad: from 6-3 3-1 and 3bp to 6-3 3-6 0-2 now 2-5*
Go to hell fixer :o
GSM Crugnola straight to hell Schoorel :o

Filo V.
08-27-2010, 02:10 PM
Crugnola def. Schoorel 4-6 6-3 6-3

Thomas lost his serve 5 times in 9 serve games the last two sets. Great win for Marco, though, setting up a potential all Italian SF with Pippo.

sheva07
08-27-2010, 02:18 PM
Thomas:o Could he wish a better QF opponent than Crugnola? Probably not.

Filo V.
08-27-2010, 02:29 PM
Oh no, Victor is ahead 5-2 in the second. Turn it around, Steve.

Filo V.
08-27-2010, 02:44 PM
Crivoi won second set 6-3.

I think he's going to win the third set easily, I hope Steve proves me wrong.

Filo V.
08-27-2010, 03:04 PM
Darcis v Crivoi 3-3 in the third

Honzicekkk
08-27-2010, 03:06 PM
Stevie is fighting,good to see that though...

Filo V.
08-27-2010, 03:17 PM
Crivoi broke Steve to love, he's serving for the match at 5-4 in the third.

Honzicekkk
08-27-2010, 03:22 PM
OMG Steve.What a choke.

Filo V.
08-27-2010, 03:23 PM
Crivoi def. Darcis 1-6 6-3 6-4

Fuck, fuck, fuck. Steve won more points and lost. With that said, I knew this would be difficult. Crivoi seems to be playing a bit better and he's dangerous. But damnit, Steve could have made the top 100 this week with a good run, I'm not pleased. Hope he does better next week in Como.

Filo V.
08-27-2010, 03:26 PM
Whatever, please, please Pippo win today. Please don't ruin this event for me.

sheva07
08-27-2010, 03:44 PM
Glad to see Crivoi winning. Haase lost to Darcis some weeks ago and he is a very dangerous opponent. Robin should definitely reach the final here.

Filo V.
08-27-2010, 03:51 PM
Crivoi is about equally as dangerous as Darcis, though. Robin probably will win the title, but it won't be an easy SF.

Filo V.
08-27-2010, 04:27 PM
Brizzi 6-3

I have no words, other than hopefully Pippo recovers from here.

Filo V.
08-27-2010, 04:54 PM
Pippo is 0/9 on BPs.

6-3 2-2 Brizzi

Filo V.
08-27-2010, 05:18 PM
Pippo finally broke.

Serving at 5-3 in the second.

Filo V.
08-27-2010, 05:32 PM
Pippo got broken back, and then had chances to break for the set and of course failed. 6-3 5-5 Brizzi

Filo V.
08-27-2010, 05:45 PM
Pippo broke to win the set.

Brizzi v Volandri 6-3 5-7

GucioPK
08-27-2010, 06:28 PM
A.Brizzi b. F.Volandri 6:3 5:7 6:4

Filo V.
08-27-2010, 06:35 PM
No WAY. NO FUCKING WAY. My computer crashed, I expected to see Pippo. How the fuck can he lose to Brizzi?:rolleyes:

Challengers, love to follow them, but can't stand the ups and downs.

Oh well, hopefully Robin wins this event and solidifies a top 100 position.

*Jean*
08-27-2010, 06:49 PM
Victor :yeah:

Tipster13
08-27-2010, 11:03 PM
Crivoi def. Darcis 1-6 6-3 6-4

Fuck, fuck, fuck. Steve won more points and lost. With that said, I knew this would be difficult. Crivoi seems to be playing a bit better and he's dangerous. But damnit, Steve could have made the top 100 this week with a good run, I'm not pleased. Hope he does better next week in Como.

I think this is very possible that Darcis fixed again in his career :wavey:

cneazul
08-27-2010, 11:17 PM
on clay, in a good day crivoi could beat any player outside the top 30!
for instance last year crivoi beat james blake. i know blake isn`t quite a clay player, but still.
moreover, just two weeks before soderling`s amazing tournament in roland garros(last year) he had a very difficult match with crivoi. He won in the decisive set
So, don`t make big plans for Haase. Like you did yesterday for darcis. You said it would be an easy game for him, but remember, crivoi is a very though opponent on clay!
P.S. last year, crivoi was in top 80, but he had some problems. His actual ranking doesn`t reflect the realitiy. he has the game for top 100

Iván
08-28-2010, 10:02 AM
brizzi -cruggers looks like a tricky one

CooCooCachoo
08-28-2010, 12:06 PM
brizzi -cruggers looks like a tricky one

Crugnola is the better player. I have no clue how Brizzi was able to beat Volandri. I like Alberto, but he's very limited in his abilities. I guess Pippo played an appalling match to hand Brizzi the win. Marco has the game to be in the Top 150, but the mindset of a first grader. While this is a match he should win, and his performance this week suggests that he will, Brizzi has been quite solid this year and that could be decisive. I don't really know who to go for here.

Iván
08-28-2010, 12:07 PM
Just looking through recent results, crivoi has had a decent summer on the circuit.

CooCooCachoo
08-28-2010, 12:08 PM
Oh and Victor :woohoo: I expect a firm beating from Haase, but hopefully Vic can grind it out. Haide :clap2:

Iván
08-28-2010, 12:25 PM
Crivoi 4-3*

Iván
08-28-2010, 12:38 PM
crivoi 6-5*

Iván
08-28-2010, 12:59 PM
Crivoi 6-7 2-0*

Iván
08-28-2010, 01:05 PM
Crivoi 6-7 4-0*

Iván
08-28-2010, 01:07 PM
Crivoi 6-7 *5-0

Honzicekkk
08-28-2010, 01:08 PM
Is Robin injured or just letting second set go?

Iván
08-28-2010, 01:11 PM
Crivoi 6-7 6-0 0-0*

elsecundo
08-28-2010, 01:12 PM
Is Robin injured or just letting second set go?

Lets hope the last...

Iván
08-28-2010, 01:23 PM
big hold crivoi

1-1

Iván
08-28-2010, 01:25 PM
haase must be tired, probs sick of winning these shitty challengers.

FMD89
08-28-2010, 01:40 PM
strange match. haase wins: 6-1 in the third

CooCooCachoo
08-28-2010, 01:42 PM
:cuckoo:

Victor :sobbing:

Iván
08-28-2010, 02:12 PM
qaulie vs wildcard

interesting

Iván
08-28-2010, 02:27 PM
Cruggers 3-4*

Iván
08-28-2010, 02:34 PM
breakkkkkkkkkkk cruggers

Iván
08-28-2010, 02:34 PM
Crugnola 5-4*

Iván
08-28-2010, 02:46 PM
6-6

Iván
08-28-2010, 02:56 PM
Crugnola 6-7 0-0*

spanish_army
08-28-2010, 03:00 PM
Crugnola is tired, difficult reacting now. I think is better player but has to fight more.

Iván
08-28-2010, 03:02 PM
doubt brizzi is good enough to win in straights though

nailed on 3 setter

spanish_army
08-28-2010, 03:07 PM
the problem is Crugnola usually stops playing at the beginning of the sets

Iván
08-28-2010, 03:15 PM
here comes cruggers

Iván
08-28-2010, 03:19 PM
crugnola 6-7 *3-2

Iván
08-28-2010, 03:47 PM
Brizzi 7-6 6-6

Iván
08-28-2010, 03:55 PM
Brizzi 7-6 6-7 0-0*

CooCooCachoo
08-28-2010, 03:55 PM
Forza Marco.

spanish_army
08-28-2010, 03:57 PM
Incredible tough match!! Vai Marco!!

CooCooCachoo
08-28-2010, 04:27 PM
Crugnola 6-7 7-6 4-1*

CooCooCachoo
08-28-2010, 04:27 PM
Haase contending two finals tomorrow by the way.

Iván
08-28-2010, 04:28 PM
did crugnola save 0-40 at *3-1 third set?

spanish_army
08-28-2010, 04:47 PM
Crugnola def Brizzi 6-7 7-6 6-2

Sei grande Marco! The better player won at last. GL in the final.

CooCooCachoo
08-28-2010, 04:54 PM
Marco :clap2:

sheva07
08-28-2010, 08:56 PM
Haase contending two finals tomorrow by the way.

Haase/Schoorel won doubles final today.

fran70
08-28-2010, 10:57 PM
Great week for Marco but if Haase is in a quite decent day he will not have troubles to trash him tomorrow in two sets.

CooCooCachoo
08-29-2010, 02:53 PM
The final just started.

Haase 1-0*

FMD89
08-29-2010, 04:00 PM
Haase beats Crugnola in final

6-3 6-2

4th challenger win this year for Haase and 7 in total

sheva07
08-29-2010, 05:44 PM
7 out 7 now in Challenger finals. Impressive stuff!

fran70
08-29-2010, 05:45 PM
Haase beats Crugnola in final

6-3 6-2

4th challenger win this year for Haase and 7 in total

Predictable and well deserved victory for Robin that is going to situate him close to the top 85.

Robin should be playing soon some ATP and hopefully his ranking will jump close to the top 50 where he belongs. I`m really glad to see him playing his best tennis :yeah: