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New Haven Q: (7) T Gabashvili def (1) R Stepanek 6-4 6-4

emotion
08-22-2010, 06:16 PM
:o Good win, this...

straitup
08-22-2010, 06:22 PM
The sad thing is this was probably a more interesting matchup than most of the ones in the 1st round of the draw :o

Filo V.
08-22-2010, 06:27 PM
The sad thing is this was probably a more interesting matchup than most of the ones in the 1st round of the draw :o

So very true.

Radek will probably get in as a LL, as for Gaba, 3 much needed victories as he has been horrible this summer hard court season. There are winnable match-ups for him in the MD as well.

ApproachShot
08-22-2010, 06:29 PM
Hope Stepanek does get in as a lucky loser. Good win for Teimuraz though.

Filo V.
08-22-2010, 06:30 PM
Gaba changed his name, it's TeY now instead of TeI. I guess he did that for correct pronunciation.

PiggyGotRoasted
08-22-2010, 06:51 PM
Yes Teymuraz

_Chaz
08-22-2010, 07:01 PM
Imagine Fish and Baghdatis both withdraw, which position would Stepanek take in the draw?

Filo V.
08-22-2010, 07:21 PM
Imagine Fish and Baghdatis both withdraw, which position would Stepanek take in the draw?

Baghdatis.

Labamba
08-22-2010, 09:53 PM
The sad thing is this was probably a more interesting matchup than most of the ones in the 1st round of the draw :o

the good thing is that they will meet again...in the 1st round! :cool:

Sapeod
08-22-2010, 10:17 PM
Retire Radek.

Jacques_Ukraine
08-22-2010, 10:49 PM
Fish is officially withdrawn, so Stepanek is LL :)

Orka_n
08-22-2010, 10:50 PM
Radek. :(
Make sure you do better in R1.

Filo V.
08-22-2010, 11:05 PM
I expect Gaba to beat him again when they play in R1. You don't want to play ball-bashers when you are first coming back on tour after being off for a long time.

straitup
08-22-2010, 11:07 PM
That's...interesting :lol: I would like to see Steps regain a little form before the USO but I think Gaba will win again

tennishero
08-22-2010, 11:09 PM
fade radek in R1.

Labamba
08-22-2010, 11:48 PM
the good thing is that they will meet again...in the 1st round! :cool:

they have changed the draw again :o

Steps vs Cuevas
Gaba vs Starace

http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2010/3348/mds.pdf

Ibracadabra
08-23-2010, 12:49 AM
radek should beat paolo on hard

Filo V.
08-23-2010, 01:15 AM
radek should beat paolo on hard

Pablo, not Paolo.

That is a decent draw for Stepanek, but Cuevas has the heavy and hard shots and a good serve which can do damage on hard court. Radek will have to be really aggressive. I'd say it's about 50-50.

Filo V.
08-23-2010, 01:16 AM
Gaba and Starace, well Gaba is better on hard than Poto so that should be a victory, especially since Poto hasn't played on the surface since IW/Miami.

straitup
08-23-2010, 01:47 AM
Pablo, not Paolo.

That is a decent draw for Stepanek, but Cuevas has the heavy and hard shots and a good serve which can do damage on hard court. Radek will have to be really aggressive. I'd say it's about 50-50.

At his best, yes he should win easily. But we have no clue on Steps' form so it will be a tight encounter I think

Ibracadabra
08-23-2010, 03:00 AM
My mistake.