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belco
01-22-2011, 09:26 PM
Australian.Open.2011.R3.Youzhny.vs.Raonic.NoComm (http://tennishaven.com/details.php?id=712)

full match :)

Emeraldhands
01-22-2011, 11:11 PM
Filip about to start his first round match. Not expecting much from him but maybe he can channel his inner Milos and have a decent run here

Emeraldhands
01-22-2011, 11:17 PM
...Terrible start

Snowwy
01-22-2011, 11:24 PM
...Terrible start

Well he did win his first game of the tournament?

Snowwy
01-22-2011, 11:33 PM
Ugly so far.

GasquetGulbis
01-22-2011, 11:41 PM
Peliwo's ranking is way too high for the type of player he is. I expect he'll do a lot better next year.

Emeraldhands
01-22-2011, 11:53 PM
I think you might be right there, because this match looks like a thorough ass-whooping in progress. I guess he just had a really good week there and we were expecting too much from him.

Emeraldhands
01-22-2011, 11:57 PM
I still think this has to be his last year of playing juniors on a full time basis, unless he will gain experience as an over- age junior which could help with his confidence?

Emeraldhands
01-22-2011, 11:59 PM
Wins 40 percent on his first serve and only 30 on his second, that is pretty bad mix in the 7 DF's and zero aces? Yikes

Emeraldhands
01-22-2011, 11:59 PM
Hopefully Eugenie can put on a better showing here.

GasquetGulbis
01-23-2011, 12:06 AM
Hopefully Eugenie can put on a better showing here.

Apparently according to the wikipedia page Eugenie is going to be in Top Spin 4, which I find mindboggling.

Snowwy
01-23-2011, 12:07 AM
I will be disappointed if Eugenie doesnt make at least the 3rd round. She got a tough draw with Lauren Davis being in her section.

Snowwy
01-23-2011, 12:07 AM
Apparently according to the wikipedia page Eugenie is going to be in Top Spin 4, which I find mindboggling.

Why is that mind boggling?

GasquetGulbis
01-23-2011, 12:09 AM
I still think this has to be his last year of playing juniors on a full time basis, unless he will gain experience as an over- age junior which could help with his confidence?

I'm going to predict that he probably stays around this ranking for a while playing mostly G2's and G1 with 2nd and 3rd rounds this year, and the US Open --> Orange Bowl will be his time to step up a bit.

I think he should still play juniors next year, just because I imagine if he were to make a Grand Slam final that year as he'd be one of the top players it's really good experience. I think players like Tomic and Dimitrov do so well on the biggest stage right from the start because they've played in the biggest matches in the junior competition, they're used to the nerves.

Snowwy
01-23-2011, 12:15 AM
I'm going to predict that he probably stays around this ranking for a while playing mostly G2's and G1 with 2nd and 3rd rounds this year, and the US Open --> Orange Bowl will be his time to step up a bit.

I think he should still play juniors next year, just because I imagine if he were to make a Grand Slam final that year as he'd be one of the top players it's really good experience. I think players like Tomic and Dimitrov do so well on the biggest stage right from the start because they've played in the biggest matches in the junior competition, they're used to the nerves.

I agree with you, Peliwo is still 16 we have to remember.

GasquetGulbis
01-23-2011, 12:28 AM
Why is that mind boggling?

Well I don't really understand the benefit of 2K Sports for paying her money for her rights to be in this game. Its not like anyone aside from the extreme Canadian tennis fan will know who she is.

Snowwy
01-23-2011, 12:40 AM
Well I don't really understand the benefit of 2K Sports for paying her money for her rights to be in this game. Its not like anyone aside from the extreme Canadian tennis fan will know who she is.

They want to show the extreme tennis fan that they care about them and the future of tennis and Bouchard is one of the top juniors born in 94, maybe a bit less so in 2011 than 2010, but she is represented by IMG and IMG basically runs tennis.

Emeraldhands
01-23-2011, 12:47 AM
Peliwo will turn 17 in like 5 days

Snowwy
01-23-2011, 12:52 AM
Peliwo will turn 17 in like 5 days

And the people he is playing for the most part will turn 18 within days for many of them, sports are set up for people born in January, so there are lots of people getting older the next two months.

GasquetGulbis
01-23-2011, 01:04 AM
Milojevic will be turning 16 this year, he's quite a bit ahead of everyone else, and one of the kids who will quit the junior scene early.

Snowwy
01-23-2011, 01:14 AM
Easy win for Bouchard.

GasquetGulbis
01-23-2011, 03:36 AM
According to Haessig's facebook page, he lives in Switzerland now, guess he didn't go off to college, and he is planning on going pro.

Snowwy
01-23-2011, 03:43 AM
Eugenie Bouchard.

http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/news/articles/2011-01-23/201101231295754023582.html

Gonzil
01-23-2011, 01:15 PM
Polansky draws the new Swede Nick Lindahl in Singapore.

BTW Bouchard is seen as quite hot internationally, not just in Canada. She has played exhibition stuff in UK and stuff geared to the paying public in the US (WTT?)

Snowwy
01-23-2011, 01:58 PM
It appears Dancevic decided not to play Reunion Island. I'd love to know why.

Blarghman
01-23-2011, 11:41 PM
Duclos will be in Reunion, he'll play Heliovaara in the first round, a winnable one for him, then Schukin or Peya.

Peter is in Singapore, he's got a chance for some wins, should be able to beat Lindahl, then gets Alves or Ito.

In Hawaii, Vasek will play Ouellette in R1, definitely winnable, but would be an underdog against Smyczek next round.

Bester got a seed in the draw, Zemlja, could be in tough there.

Good luck to all the guys this week :yeah:

Emeraldhands
01-24-2011, 02:04 AM
GL to all the guys this week and I believe that Diez is still in Israel? Not expecting too much from him after the last few weeks.

Glad to see that Haessig is taking his career seriously and that TennisCanada is helping him out. I would assume that they are if they are still helping Milos after all these years. Milos is the first graduate of Tennis Canada and look what he has done. Haessig I believe will be the second so let`s see if he has the talent that Milos has because no one was looking for Nicolai either when he finished his junior career. I still don`t believe he will be top 100 material, but we just have to wait and see.

Just wondering if you knew when he was going to start his season GasquetGulbis? Was that written in his profile too? Wonder who his coach is?

Here a good question because we always seem to have two juniors coming out of the same year that seem promissing. Who is going to be better between Krainik and Haessig? Both really struggled in Junior but who do you guys think will have the better senior career? I have to lean towards Haessig just because he has the backing from TennisCanada, while Pavel was just playing all over the place and didn't really seem to catch the eye of TC? What do you guys think. 94 is the next year with Peliwo and Nguyen

GasquetGulbis
01-24-2011, 02:53 AM
GL to all the guys this week and I believe that Diez is still in Israel? Not expecting too much from him after the last few weeks.

Glad to see that Haessig is taking his career seriously and that TennisCanada is helping him out. I would assume that they are if they are still helping Milos after all these years. Milos is the first graduate of Tennis Canada and look what he has done. Haessig I believe will be the second so let`s see if he has the talent that Milos has because no one was looking for Nicolai either when he finished his junior career. I still don`t believe he will be top 100 material, but we just have to wait and see.

Just wondering if you knew when he was going to start his season GasquetGulbis? Was that written in his profile too? Wonder who his coach is?

Here a good question because we always seem to have two juniors coming out of the same year that seem promissing. Who is going to be better between Krainik and Haessig? Both really struggled in Junior but who do you guys think will have the better senior career? I have to lean towards Haessig just because he has the backing from TennisCanada, while Pavel was just playing all over the place and didn't really seem to catch the eye of TC? What do you guys think. 94 is the next year with Peliwo and Nguyen

Well I think that Krainik is probably doing better right now, as he has a better head to head with Haessig, and has been scheduling his tournaments a lot better. There was nothing else about Haessig right now, but I'm thinking that right now he's probably half-a-year behind Krainik, so by June or something he'll have a couple of points. It's hard to really compare the two. Krainik has played a lot of big stage tournaments and been blown away 0,1 etc, whereas Haessig played qualifying for a Challenger once, and had a more respectable loss. Krainik in juniors just had 1 or 2 tournaments at all times that were really carrying his rankings, while Haessig had a bunch of mediocre point values, if I recall. If I had to pick, I think Haessig will go further

Peliwo right now isn't good enough to be top 100 material, but that being said, the fact that he is will make his transition to a top player a lot easier. Bruno Sant'anna who's now Top 20 was ranked 100-someething at the start of this year, and needed a big result early to cement his spot, which is why he had to play Australian Open qualifying, and then got the 9th seed, but having Peliwo up there now will only benefit his future. He also gets the opportunity to play in big tournaments that may not have top players because there are other events going on (eg. The G1 in Columbia while Australian Open was happening). I think Peliwo will go further in the future, but will probably drop a bit towards the middle of the season this year. Between the G1 in Canada and the Pan-Am games he has a lot of points to defend just before the season's end, so he'll need to pick up some more to continue getting these nice draws. The G3 in Canada should really have Peliwo vs Nguyen in the final, that's a decent amount of points for a relatively easy draw.

GasquetGulbis
01-24-2011, 03:03 AM
So I did a bit of looking into the deal with Haessig. And apparently his father is from Switzerland, and began playing there. I have a feeling that Haessig's father may be his permanent coach still, as he appears to have a lot of experience with it.

ibreak4coffee
01-24-2011, 04:03 AM
Duclos will be in Reunion, he'll play Heliovaara in the first round, a winnable one for him, then Schukin or Peya.

Peter is in Singapore, he's got a chance for some wins, should be able to beat Lindahl, then gets Alves or Ito.

In Hawaii, Vasek will play Ouellette in R1, definitely winnable, but would be an underdog against Smyczek next round.

Bester got a seed in the draw, Zemlja, could be in tough there.

Good luck to all the guys this week :yeah:

Yeah isnt Frank still signed up for Johannesburg? Reunion is on the way from Australia - makes little sense to skip it, particularly since he might have drawn a 40 year old club player in round 1 :wavey:

Blarghman
01-24-2011, 04:12 AM
Yeah isnt Frank still signed up for Johannesburg? Reunion is on the way from Australia - makes little sense to skip it, particularly since he might have drawn a 40 year old club player in round 1 :wavey:

Is Reunion really on the way, though? It's geographically in between, but I'd imagine from a travel standpoint it's a hassle to get to, relative to Joburg. Still, definitely would have liked to see Frank there, a real chance for some needed points.

GasquetGulbis
01-24-2011, 04:14 AM
Is Reunion really on the way, though? It's geographically in between, but I'd imagine from a travel standpoint it's a hassle to get to, relative to Joburg. Still, definitely would have liked to see Frank there, a real chance for some needed points.

Agreed, there's probably very little flights to Reunion. That being said, he probably has a better chance to pick up good points in Reunion than in Joburg, where he could be against a seed first round.

GasquetGulbis
01-24-2011, 06:10 AM
Just noticed Kelsey Stevenson lost in the first round of qualifying of the Cambodia futures this week, guess he's going to start playing some futures.

Emeraldhands
01-24-2011, 01:24 PM
He's been losing first round at these futures for like two years now

GasquetGulbis
01-24-2011, 02:03 PM
He's been losing first round at these futures for like two years now

Guess I've just never noticed him before.

ibreak4coffee
01-24-2011, 02:07 PM
Is Reunion really on the way, though? It's geographically in between, but I'd imagine from a travel standpoint it's a hassle to get to, relative to Joburg. Still, definitely would have liked to see Frank there, a real chance for some needed points.

You can fly directly from Australia to Mauritius, which is a 30min hop to Reunion right next door.

Blarghman
01-25-2011, 04:28 AM
Vasek and Phil are both up tomorrow; they'll get started at 10 am local, which is 3 pm Eastern. There should be live scores, so hopefully we'll be able to follow those matches.

GasquetGulbis
01-25-2011, 05:20 AM
Adil and Cerretani are the tops seed at the Challenger in Germany.

hyperren
01-25-2011, 03:08 PM
...guess who? ;)

http://i53.tinypic.com/do9vtu.jpg

Emeraldhands
01-25-2011, 07:05 PM
Not looking too good for those Honolulu Live scores unless they come on at the last second

Snowwy
01-25-2011, 07:11 PM
Hopefully

Emeraldhands
01-25-2011, 07:12 PM
As usual we are left in the dark with these USTA Challengers. God how frustrating is this? It's 2011 and they still can't get anything going with the livescores. They had an opportunity to sign a contract to have FrontRowTennis have live streaming at all their Challenger tournaments. Great way to promote the game IMO especially when all you hear on ESPN is that their is a rapid decline of US players.

Emeraldhands
01-25-2011, 07:14 PM
Tabilo hasn't been faring too well in Europe these last few weeks, but I have to say that Kozlov looks like he might be a pretty decent tennis player, just too bad that he got the best seed as a WC. As for Volfson, he cruised into the second round and has a chance to make some noise here.

ibreak4coffee
01-25-2011, 07:15 PM
As usual we are left in the dark with these USTA Challengers. God how frustrating is this? It's 2011 and they still can't get anything going with the livescores. They had an opportunity to sign a contract to have FrontRowTennis have live streaming at all their Challenger tournaments. Great way to promote the game IMO especially when all you hear on ESPN is that their is a rapid decline of US players.

I agree with you, except there are exceptions. Dallas next month is one of the best run challengers in the world, with livestreaming on their main court. Sarasota and Binghamton are also well run. It just depends. Its clear overall though the decline in US tennis is due in much part to woeful underinvestment while the head of the USTA pulls in a multi-million dollar salary.

Emeraldhands
01-25-2011, 07:15 PM
Bouchard against Davis tonight should be a good one. It's on court 8, so is there going to be some sort of live stream there?

Emeraldhands
01-25-2011, 07:16 PM
So why does the ATP website say that there will be livescores when there are not?

Emeraldhands
01-25-2011, 07:22 PM
Now we won't know who wins until tomorrow, since they are 5 hours behind and they don't normally update the site until like 10 or 11 at night.

It will be good to see what Vasek has been working on this off-season, because he finished the year pretty strong last year with tight three setters against some decent players. He should at least win his first round match which was almost impossible last year.
Bester made some great strides last year but this is the year for him. His opponent just made the AO main draw and played a decent match in the first round so I don't give him much of a shot here but it's good to see him moving up a level. Maybe all those WC blowouts he use to have will have given him experience on the bigger stage.

ibreak4coffee
01-25-2011, 07:26 PM
So why does the ATP website say that there will be livescores when there are not?

Basically as I understand it the ATP supplies the machines where you can input the scores or else hooks up the local system to their system. Its up to the local tournament to either use the machines or hook it up, which it appears Hawaii has not done.

Emeraldhands
01-25-2011, 07:29 PM
wow either it's incredibly difficult or they are lazy

156mphserve
01-25-2011, 07:38 PM
Bet365 has live scores from center, unfortunately neither Vasek or Phil is on center:(

letshavefun3
01-25-2011, 09:38 PM
I'm actually in HOnolulu right now and was thinking about going to watch Bester and Vasek today but it would have been a 1.5 hour bus ride, so I am spending it on the beach and hiking up Diamond Head lol...might go another day though!

FormerRafaFan
01-25-2011, 10:14 PM
I'm actually in HOnolulu right now and was thinking about going to watch Bester and Vasek today but it would have been a 1.5 hour bus ride, so I am spending it on the beach and hiking up Diamond Head lol...might go another day though!

If you do then please report back :) I'm interested in how well they'll do there.

BTW, I gotta say I'm kinda jealous right now.. I'm stuck here in the rainiest city in Norway, hell, probably in Europe, it's cold and it has been raining every day for the last like three weeks :(

Enjoy yourself in Hawaii though, I hope you have fun! ;)

GasquetGulbis
01-25-2011, 10:18 PM
Krainik lost in the last round of US Qualifying, and missed out on either of the LL spots.

Gonzil
01-25-2011, 10:30 PM
I don't think it has been mentioned that Peter is blogging from Singapore: http://www.lovemeansnothing.ca/blog/peter-polansky-in-singapore

Snowwy
01-25-2011, 10:53 PM
Pospisil d ouelette

Bester d zemlja 7-5,6-1

misty1
01-25-2011, 10:55 PM
good wins for philip, expected win for vasek

hyperren
01-25-2011, 11:00 PM
Nobody cares about shirtless Polansky? :lol:

Emeraldhands
01-25-2011, 11:31 PM
Maybe this forum is full of guys I guess although I know that their are a few women in it. As for Bester, that is a great result for him especially after Zemlja was having a really good run. I wonder what the score was for Pospisil V Ouelette?

Emeraldhands
01-26-2011, 12:09 AM
Diez into the second round of Israel F3. Starting to sound like a broken record with him

mayagaller
01-26-2011, 01:30 AM
Good for Vasek. Hope he has a breaktrough season. So much talent and such a good game he has.

I know that their are a few women in it.

I'm one of them but when I saw that photo I kept wondering who the other guy was and whether or not he's somebody I should be able to recognize. LOL

Emeraldhands
01-26-2011, 02:13 AM
Bouchard is currently giving Davis the business.

156mphserve
01-26-2011, 02:16 AM
I'm one of them but when I saw that photo I kept wondering who the other guy was and whether or not he's somebody I should be able to recognize. LOL

Pretty sure that's Hyperren, the guy who posted the pic, it's his own personal photo of him and Peter at the Singapore challenger. His avatar is a picture of him and I think Chiudinelli;)

Thanks for the pic Hyperren:wavey:

156mphserve
01-26-2011, 02:20 AM
Bouchard is currently giving Davis the business.

she's gonna beat her worse than the 6-0 6-1 beating Stosur put on her:lol:

I was expecting this match to be close, not like this at all:eek:

Snowwy
01-26-2011, 02:26 AM
I thought Davies was the best female junior in the AO.

Blarghman
01-26-2011, 02:50 AM
Vasek and Phil :yeah:

Score lines were impressive too:D

6-1 6-3 for Vasek and 7-5 6-1 for Phil, Smyczek up next for the former, and Kuznetsov for the latter.

Peter will also play today, though he won't start till like 4am EST.

Snowwy
01-26-2011, 03:02 AM
Good win for Bouchard.

Emeraldhands
01-26-2011, 03:48 AM
Man, Canadians sure like that Australian Air.

mayagaller
01-26-2011, 04:10 AM
Daniel and Max into the semis with a straight set win over Fyrstenberg and Matkowski. Not too shabby for their first Slam together and playing against an established team.

FormerRafaFan
01-26-2011, 06:22 AM
Nobody cares about shirtless Polansky? :lol:

Thanks for the pic, hyperren:wavey: Peter is looking good ;)

As for the results today.. happy to hear Vasek and Phil won! I would really like it if this was the breakout season for Vasek. I don't know too much about his game, but the little I have seen has been good. Seems like many think this kid has got a lot of potential. So will be interesting to see if they're right. Hopefully he will take the step up from futures to challengers this year..

FormerRafaFan
01-26-2011, 06:25 AM
I don't think it has been mentioned that Peter is blogging from Singapore: http://www.lovemeansnothing.ca/blog/peter-polansky-in-singapore

Thanks for posting this! As you may know, Peter is one of my faves. I liked the first blog post he wrote, and I'm interested in reading more. Hopefully he'll get at least a couple of wins in Singapore, though I haven't checked the draw.. it may be a difficult draw for him, I don't know.

hyperren
01-26-2011, 11:20 AM
Pretty sure that's Hyperren, the guy who posted the pic, it's his own personal photo of him and Peter at the Singapore challenger. His avatar is a picture of him and I think Chiudinelli;)

Thanks for the pic Hyperren:wavey:

:lol: Yup, that's me with shirtless Peter. :) He's a really nice guy, had a bit of small talk with him today about the weather (because what else can you do small talk with but the weather). He says he's doing a couple of Challengers in Oz next, then he goes back to Canada. :)

Weather here in Singapore SUCKS today. Matches are only starting now, but I doubt they'll complete all matches scheduled.

156mphserve
01-26-2011, 11:26 AM
:lol: Yup, that's me with shirtless Peter. :) He's a really nice guy, had a bit of small talk with him today about the weather (because what else can you do small talk with but the weather). He says he's doing a couple of Challengers in Oz next, then he goes back to Canada. :)

Weather here in Singapore SUCKS today. Matches are only starting now, but I doubt they'll complete all matches scheduled.

thanks for the info, it's cool that you got to chat with him for a while. I see him in the entry list of 2 Aussie challengers so I guess those are the ones, and then there's davis cup a couple weeks after that so I assume he's gonna rest inbetween:)

Snowwy
01-26-2011, 11:55 AM
Interesting note from the Guatamala F1 qualifying list.

21 DONATO, Clay CAN

He didn't play there but is he making a comeback?

Blarghman
01-26-2011, 02:46 PM
Looks like Peter is on court now, according to the livescore, even though the match is starting at nearly midnight local

big_j_tennis
01-26-2011, 03:48 PM
Interesting note from the Guatamala F1 qualifying list.

21 DONATO, Clay CAN

He didn't play there but is he making a comeback?

Yes i saw him there too. i thought he was playing in the NCAA...

Well, he's in the SalvadorF1 entry list for next week, with also Edward Nguyen.

big_j_tennis
01-26-2011, 03:49 PM
Peter just lost the first set in a breaker 7-4.

Snowwy
01-26-2011, 04:54 PM
I guess we can assume Peter lost.

misty1
01-26-2011, 05:21 PM
unless he comes back from 6-7, 2-5 down peter lost

you kind of cant help but feel bad for him because he's such a happy and nice person but he just has never seemed to be able to get it together

unless things change for him soon he may be one of those guys who's stuck in the 150-200 range.

misty1
01-26-2011, 05:31 PM
also, diez lost in israel

Nikola Cacic [SRB] d. Steven Diez [CAN/5] 3-6 6-4 6-2

FormerRafaFan
01-26-2011, 05:55 PM
I guess we can assume Peter lost.

Ugh.. I can't handle more bad news today :( I was hoping Peter would get at least a few wins here, guess I was wrong. Hope he does better in the next challenge though.

I agree that there's no way he'll get up to 150 or better in the rankings unless he improves, and I really don't see that happening unfotunately.. he seems VERY weak mentally too :(

big_j_tennis
01-26-2011, 06:28 PM
I'm not sure if it has been posted yet, but P-L Duclos lost first round in Reunion to Heliovara (not sure how to write it...). 63-16-16. definetely a step back from him.

big_j_tennis
01-26-2011, 06:29 PM
I guess we can assume Peter lost.

The match isn't finished yet...:wavey:
http://www.facebook.com/peterpolansky

misty1
01-26-2011, 08:00 PM
was interrupted.. score as said 6-7, 2-5

FormerRafaFan
01-26-2011, 08:11 PM
was interrupted.. score as said 6-7, 2-5

LOL.. just one game away from losing! Just prolonging the inevitable I guess..

Who was he playing anyway? Is his opponent good, or is Peter just bad?

big_j_tennis
01-26-2011, 09:41 PM
LOL.. just one game away from losing! Just prolonging the inevitable I guess..

Who was he playing anyway? Is his opponent good, or is Peter just bad?

Nick Lindahl

misty1
01-26-2011, 10:34 PM
LOL.. just one game away from losing! Just prolonging the inevitable I guess..

Who was he playing anyway? Is his opponent good, or is Peter just bad?

opponent is nick lindahl

and it was on his serve so he'd have to hold, break and hold again...not impossible but yeah it looks like this has only prolonged the inevitable

Emeraldhands
01-26-2011, 11:59 PM
More of the same from Diez. but this time he loses to a no-name. Tough start to the year for him.

Peter is in some serious need of some confidence, could it possibly be time for a coaching change? I mean he hasn't gone anywhere in the last two years, and just when you think he's got something good going he keeps shooting himself in the foot. Is it possible that Vasek surpasses him this year and Peter becomes the #4 Canadian? Just a few weeks ago we were talking about him being number two but his play is way to sporadic right now. We'll see how Vasek does these first few tournaments before Davis Cup but wouldn't it be weird if Peter weren't there. I mean I know he will be there because he has experience in the event, but it is conceivable that if he doesn't up his play on a consistant level, he might not be there for long.

Disappointing loss by Volfson in Tarbes but I guess we can't read to much into it because a certain winner from 2008 is having all sorts of problems right now. Is it safe to say that Edward is going to play more pro events this year? I mean he hasn't really played alot of Junior events this year and he is signed up for a few futures coming up.

big_j_tennis
01-27-2011, 12:41 AM
I would definetaly like to see him play more pro events, possibly with the other juniors.
according to me, these guys need a good balance between junior tounaments and pros.
hopefully, edward and/or the other '94 ones rack up a few points this year so they have a ranking to start next year and be seeded in the futures qualies and possibly get in the main draws of the weaker events. because it's really tough to start a pro year with no points and no ranking.

Snowwy
01-27-2011, 01:38 AM
Bouchard off to a good start again. Nestor about to lose the first set.

Emeraldhands
01-27-2011, 02:13 AM
Bouchard looks like she might be the real deal, now if only we could a junior guy to get behind

Snowwy
01-27-2011, 03:05 AM
Too bad for Nestor.

FormerRafaFan
01-27-2011, 05:09 AM
More of the same from Diez. but this time he loses to a no-name. Tough start to the year for him.

Peter is in some serious need of some confidence, could it possibly be time for a coaching change? I mean he hasn't gone anywhere in the last two years, and just when you think he's got something good going he keeps shooting himself in the foot. Is it possible that Vasek surpasses him this year and Peter becomes the #4 Canadian? Just a few weeks ago we were talking about him being number two but his play is way to sporadic right now. We'll see how Vasek does these first few tournaments before Davis Cup but wouldn't it be weird if Peter weren't there. I mean I know he will be there because he has experience in the event, but it is conceivable that if he doesn't up his play on a consistant level, he might not be there for long.

Disappointing loss by Volfson in Tarbes but I guess we can't read to much into it because a certain winner from 2008 is having all sorts of problems right now. Is it safe to say that Edward is going to play more pro events this year? I mean he hasn't really played alot of Junior events this year and he is signed up for a few futures coming up.

Yeah, I think a coach change maybe wouldn't be such a bad idea.. When it comes to Peter as the #2 Canadian, well.. I don't think so. I think Frank is more consistent than Peter, he is winning more matches, and actually wins over guys he should be winning over.. unlike Peter, who seems to go down to randomn guys in every tournament :( Anyway, Frank is the #2 Canadian in my eyes, I think Frank is better than Peter.

GasquetGulbis
01-27-2011, 08:29 AM
Roman Trkulja is playing in a 4star OTA tournament, which is a bit weird, because he doesn't need the ranking points, and that's all that's up for offer here.

big_j_tennis
01-27-2011, 10:58 AM
Roman Trkulja is playing in a 4star OTA tournament, which is a bit weird, because he doesn't need the ranking points, and that's all that's up for offer here.

maybe he's looking for some match play.

misty1
01-27-2011, 11:57 AM
i think its way to soon to cast vasek as the # canadian, i mean right now to me its entirely possible that he could be another peter.

anyway what really sucks about peter losing is that lindahl retired against tatsumo ito in the 2nd round after being down 0-6, 2-1 and apprently by a break in the 2nd set

misty1
01-27-2011, 11:59 AM
Bouchard looks like she might be the real deal, now if only we could a junior guy to get behind

proiblem is this is the first tournament where she hasnt gone out in the early stages, seeded or not so i'll wait and see what else she does this year but me thinks this'll be a one slam thing

big_j_tennis
01-27-2011, 12:02 PM
peter finally lost 6-4 the second set. that means he held serve, broke lindahl, but then got broken to lose the match

misty1
01-27-2011, 12:03 PM
peter finally lost 6-4 the second set. that means he held serve, broke lindahl, but then got broken to lose the match

fantastic peter:rolleyes:

FormerRafaFan
01-27-2011, 12:31 PM
peter finally lost 6-4 the second set. that means he held serve, broke lindahl, but then got broken to lose the match

LOL.. wish I could say I was surprised by this, but really.. I'm not. It's just so very typical Peter.

Gonzil
01-27-2011, 11:38 PM
Talking of Peter maybe needing to change coaches, I am wondering if any of you guys have a handle on how these coaches are paid for. I have always wondered about Peter's situation.

A few years ago I read a detailed article analyzing Frank's budget, and it was stated there that Tennis Canada paid him for his coach (Laurendeau at the time). But of course we are never told exactly how many players they are doing that for. A general rule seems to have been that where they pay, it is for 17 weeks travel.

And then late last year there was a big announcement about re-organizing coaching for the women so that they have to share a coach (unless they are top 100). It is not so clear (that I have seen) for the men, although I saw one reference suggesting that they were moving in that direction, with Laurendeau being described as responsible for several players (not just Dancevic).

big_j_tennis
01-28-2011, 12:21 AM
Nguyen just retired from the Salvador futures.

Snowwy
01-28-2011, 12:24 AM
Nguyen just retired from the Salvador futures.

Where there livescores?

big_j_tennis
01-28-2011, 02:22 AM
Where there livescores?

I'm sorry. he didn't retire. He withdrew from the qualifying entry list. my bad.

Blarghman
01-28-2011, 03:21 AM
Vasek smoked Smyczek, 1-and-2, great result for him :yeah: He's got Russell next.

Bester lost in three, 4-6 6-4 6-4. He did manage to make the doubles semis with Pajkowski, though.

Gonzil
01-28-2011, 03:26 AM
Great result for Vasek! Hopefully this is going to be a good year for him.

156mphserve
01-28-2011, 03:33 AM
Vasek:eek::worship:

Phil:sad:, that was one I really thought he could have won

GasquetGulbis
01-28-2011, 04:22 AM
In my opinion Vasek is going to go further than Bester, he's just got an all around better game.

Snowwy
01-28-2011, 05:24 AM
Sounds like PLD could show up in the South Africa qualifying draw.

FormerRafaFan
01-28-2011, 06:18 AM
In my opinion Vasek is going to go further than Bester, he's just got an all around better game.

I agree with this, from the little I have seen. I also think the fact that Vasek is younger than Bester is important too. Vasek obviously has a lot of potential. He's falling behind Milos, but who knows.. maybe he just takes longer to muture. There have been a lot of players who didn't make it until they were like 25 or something. And some of them have even been top 10. I'm not saying it will take this long for Vasek, I'm just saying.. I'm not too nervous, he is still young and has got plenty of time :)

Would be nice to see him take the step from futures to challengers this year though.

misty1
01-28-2011, 12:03 PM
im just not seeing it in vasek..i think he's got what it takes to beat players like smyczek and russel on a consistant basis but i dont see him beating anyone too good..we'll see

anyway since we were keeping up with bouchard she lost in the semi finals to monica puig 4-6, 4-6

but daniel is into the mixed doubles final with katerina srebotnik

Keech
01-28-2011, 03:37 PM
Erik Chvojka is the no 8 seed in qualies in Burnie next week :)

Duclos didn't make it though

Snowwy
01-28-2011, 05:05 PM
Duclos should appear in the Johansburg qualifying draw, not the Burnie one.

Emeraldhands
01-28-2011, 05:38 PM
Vasek is playing Michael and it is not even on one of the courts where there is live score? These people are really in left field

Keech
01-28-2011, 06:46 PM
Frank draws Feliciano Lopez in Rd 1 in Joburg

ibreak4coffee
01-28-2011, 06:50 PM
Duclos basically has to get past Thiago Alves to qualify for Jo'Burg. Not impossible, but will definitely take him playing his best. Alves is as bad a pusher as there is on tour and will make Duclos win it

Snowwy
01-28-2011, 06:51 PM
Too bad for Frankie :lol:

Duclos plays Alves for a spot in the main draw.
Raonic plays Levy, which is probably the worst possible draw, yet still very good.

ibreak4coffee
01-28-2011, 06:52 PM
Frank draws Feliciano Lopez in Rd 1 in Joburg

As usual - cursed with the draw. Not only against a seed again, but the number one seed. Frank never can catch a break

Snowwy
01-28-2011, 06:53 PM
It just seems that Frankie doesn't get the "game" for ranking spots like some of the other guys in this tournament, such as the polish federer

FormerRafaFan
01-28-2011, 06:58 PM
Frank draws Feliciano Lopez in Rd 1 in Joburg

That is awful :( Poor Frankie..

Too bad for Frankie :lol:

Duclos plays Alves for a spot in the main draw.
Raonic plays Levy, which is probably the worst possible draw, yet still very good.

Who is Levi? Is he possible to beat?

156mphserve
01-28-2011, 07:02 PM
The seeds must be cursed, they always seem to draw Frank in the MD:lol:

Keech
01-28-2011, 07:16 PM
we have live scores for Vasek v Russell here http://www.bet365.com/home/FlashGen4/InPlayConsoleApp.asp?e=&d=&&rn=4775765443 :)

156mphserve
01-28-2011, 07:16 PM
vasek's match has live score on Bet365;)

ibreak4coffee
01-28-2011, 07:17 PM
we have live scores for Vasek v Russell here http://www.bet365.com/home/FlashGen4/InPlayConsoleApp.asp?e=&d=&&rn=4775765443 :)

Can you post updates here? Betting sites are blocked at my work :wavey:

Keech
01-28-2011, 07:25 PM
Can you post updates here? Betting sites are blocked at my work :wavey:

The site currently says Start Delayed. Not sure why. I just checked the weather and no rain was expected.

156mphserve
01-28-2011, 07:26 PM
it says delayed start under the sb, hopefully it's maybe just some small thing delaying the match and not the fact that they're not going to cover it, cause they got my hopes up now:(

156mphserve
01-28-2011, 07:46 PM
it's started, I'll update the scores by edit this post for ya DTT dubs partner:)

Vasek to serve first...

15-0
15-15
40-0(I'm just writing what the SB tells me:lol:)

1-0 Vasek:)

Russell serving

15-0
15-15
30-15
40-15

1-1

Vasek Serving

Had a browser problem and missed a couple points...

30-15
40-15
40-30

2-1 Vasek

Russell Serving

0-15
15-15
30-15
40-30(skipped again)

2-2

Vasek Serving

0-15
0-30
15-30
30-30
40-30
Deuce
Ad Russell

3-2 Russell up a break

Russell serving

15-0
30-0
40-0

4-2 Russell

Vasek serving

15-0
15-15
15-30
30-30
30-40
Deuce
Ad Vasek

4-3 Russell

Russell Serving

15-0
30-0
40-0

5-3 Russell

Vasek Serving

15-0
30-0
40-0

5-4 Russell

Russell serving for the first set

15-0
30-0
30-15
40-30(it skipped again)

First set Russell 6-4

ibreak4coffee
01-28-2011, 07:47 PM
it's started, I'll update the scores by edit this post for ya DTT dubs partner:)

:worship:

(Dont forget to commit to Zagreb DTT by the way :p)

misty1
01-28-2011, 08:09 PM
That is awful :( Poor Frankie..



Who is Levi? Is he possible to beat?

frank can definately beat feliciano, he may be the defening champion but he has been playing like complete crap for a while now

levy would be harel levy of isreal, should be a tricky one

misty1
01-28-2011, 08:10 PM
vasek just got broken

4-2 for russell in the first

misty1
01-28-2011, 08:18 PM
vasek staves off as break point down 2-4 and michael russell has 2 love holds in a row

5-3 for russell

misty1
01-28-2011, 08:27 PM
russell takes the first set 6-4 with a hold to 30 in the final service game

Emeraldhands
01-28-2011, 08:41 PM
I think these guys played a few years ago in Granby and it went to three sets so who knows what is going to happen today, doesn't look like Vasek is getting much off this guy's service game

GasquetGulbis
01-28-2011, 08:45 PM
Chvojka is the 8th seed in Burnie Qualifying, I think he should be able to make the main draw.

156mphserve
01-28-2011, 08:46 PM
My Browser stopped working for like 15 minutes, I'm back :D

Vasek held to 15

Russell held to 15

Vasek held to 15

Russell held to love

Vasek serving

40-30
Deuce

vasek holds 3-2

Russell Serving

15-0
30-0
40-0

3-3

vasek serving

40-30
Deuce
Ad Russell
Deuce
Ad Vasek

4-3 Vasek

Russell Serving

0-15
0-30:D
15-30
30-30
30-40

5-3 Vasek breaks:woohoo:

Vasek serving for the 2nd set

15-15
30-15
30-30
30-40
Deuce
Ad Russell

5-4 Vasek:sad:

Emeraldhands
01-28-2011, 08:47 PM
What is the time difference between Burnie and Eastern Canada? Is it still 16 hours? Because in that case Chvojka's match should start around 8 PM ET if there are any livescores which there seem to be.

Emeraldhands
01-28-2011, 08:52 PM
What I don't understand is how bet365 can get scores for a match and the livescore is not working? What is up with that?

Emeraldhands
01-28-2011, 08:53 PM
Vasek is having alot of tough holds.

misty1
01-28-2011, 08:59 PM
vasek breaks and will serve for the 2nd set

156mphserve
01-28-2011, 09:00 PM
Vasek breaks:D

GasquetGulbis
01-28-2011, 09:01 PM
I hope that Raonic ends up in the bottom Quarter with Lu and Serra, then for sure I have him in the semi-finals. Tipsarevic, Anderson, Lopez, and maybe Dancevic are the only ones who should be able to beat Raonic with the form he's on.

ibreak4coffee
01-28-2011, 09:02 PM
C'mon Vasek :worship:

Emeraldhands
01-28-2011, 09:03 PM
He will at least get 12 points for Qualifying here and maybe another 20 to 45 for Second round or QF. So 32 to 57 points is what I am hoping for.

GasquetGulbis
01-28-2011, 09:04 PM
He will at least get 12 points for Qualifying here and maybe another 20 to 45 for Second round or QF. So 32 to 57 points is what I am hoping for.

I'd say he can make the semi-finals if he ends up in the bottom quarter.

misty1
01-28-2011, 09:05 PM
0-15

15-15

30-15

30-30

30-40

deuce

and russell breaks right back

adv. russell

156mphserve
01-28-2011, 09:05 PM
Vasek:(

Emeraldhands
01-28-2011, 09:05 PM
Yeash, gets broken back, shades of Peter here, but I think he is still in this match

156mphserve
01-28-2011, 09:06 PM
0-15

15-15

30-15

30-30

30-40

deuce

adv. russell

I'm doing this above:p

I have 1 post per set:lol:

misty1
01-28-2011, 09:08 PM
harel levy is going to be tricky for milos..i think

i agree he can go far if he qualifies and gets the good draw

but i would also throw in mannarino as someone that could beat him, as he aswell has been playing some good tennis recently.

I actually want him to draw gremelmayr because that second round would be with mannarino, 2 of the futures of tennis going at it.

156mphserve
01-28-2011, 09:09 PM
injury break:unsure:

misty1
01-28-2011, 09:09 PM
uh-oh injury break

156mphserve
01-28-2011, 09:10 PM
as for the qualifiers draws, they're all good draws with the exception of playing Lu but that's not too awful either even if he is the 2 seed. Milos could beat him.

Emeraldhands
01-28-2011, 09:11 PM
I am happy that Vasek is so competitive against a top 100 player. This started last year when he lost that tough three setter against Brown and it has carried to the start of this year. I was also sure that Bester would win that one but at least he didn't get blown out. I have to say that we have 5 legit top 300 players here now, when was the last time that happened?

misty1
01-28-2011, 09:11 PM
this sucks, i wish i knew who it was, judging by the scorelines you wouldnt think it was russell

Emeraldhands
01-28-2011, 09:12 PM
Injury break for who, hopefully not for Vasek? I don't think he has ever been injured has he?

Emeraldhands
01-28-2011, 09:12 PM
Vasek had two set points

misty1
01-28-2011, 09:13 PM
15-40 now on russel's serve

30-40

deuce

adv. russell

judging by this im guessing it was vasek's time out

deuce

adv. vasek

156mphserve
01-28-2011, 09:16 PM
Russell serves

0-15
0-30
0-40
15-40
30-40
Deuce

Vasek:o

Ad Russell
Deuce
Ad Vasek - sp #4
Deuce

156mphserve
01-28-2011, 09:17 PM
Ad Vasek - sp #5
Deuce
Ad Russell

5-5

That's so annoying, 5 set points out the window:o

Emeraldhands
01-28-2011, 09:18 PM
1,2,3,4 set points down the drain

misty1
01-28-2011, 09:20 PM
adv. vasek

set point # 6

Emeraldhands
01-28-2011, 09:20 PM
Here comes the meltdown, after those 5 set point opportunities

156mphserve
01-28-2011, 09:20 PM
1,2,3,4 set points down the drain

5 set points, he was up 0-40 that game:o

156mphserve
01-28-2011, 09:21 PM
Vasek serving

0-15
0-30
0-40

This is riduclous:o

misty1
01-28-2011, 09:22 PM
and this is why vasek reminds me more of peter:o

156mphserve
01-28-2011, 09:22 PM
15-40

6-5 Russell:o

FormerRafaFan
01-28-2011, 09:23 PM
harel levy is going to be tricky for milos..i think

i agree he can go far if he qualifies and gets the good draw

but i would also throw in mannarino as someone that could beat him, as he aswell has been playing some good tennis recently.

I actually want him to draw gremelmayr because that second round would be with mannarino, 2 of the futures of tennis going at it.

Oh no.. now I'm getting worried. I fear he won't qualify :(

156mphserve
01-28-2011, 09:23 PM
What just happened? 5-3 serving for the set, gets broken, 5 sp's down the drain at 5-4, now broken again, and russell serving for the match???

misty1
01-28-2011, 09:26 PM
Oh no.. now I'm getting worried. I fear he won't qualify :(

i dont think levy will beat milos, i just dont think it will be that easy

i didnt mean to make you worry, he should qualify

Emeraldhands
01-28-2011, 09:26 PM
Vasek had his chances by the truckloads and couldn't convert, what a waste.

156mphserve
01-28-2011, 09:27 PM
Russell serving for the match...

0-15
15-15
15-30
30-30
30-40

please Vasek, win this point, for heavans sake

156mphserve
01-28-2011, 09:27 PM
6-6:woohoo:

now please win the TB

Emeraldhands
01-28-2011, 09:27 PM
Back in it, now for a decent tiebreaker

misty1
01-28-2011, 09:28 PM
What just happened? 5-3 serving for the set, gets broken, 5 sp's down the drain at 5-4, now broken again, and russell serving for the match???

vasek = peter?

or i think we can assume the injury was for vasek and the only reason he got ahead on russell's service game was because russell was thrown off his rythym by the timeout

156mphserve
01-28-2011, 09:28 PM
Vasek <-> Russell

*0-0
1-0*
1-1*
*2-1
*2-2
2-3*

156mphserve
01-28-2011, 09:29 PM
Vasek=Peter is a better assumption I think, I think the Timeout was for russell

Emeraldhands
01-28-2011, 09:31 PM
The start of this one was a serve fest and now no one can hold anything

156mphserve
01-28-2011, 09:32 PM
Vasek<--->Russell

2-4*
*2-5
*3-5
3-6*

3 mp Russell

Emeraldhands
01-28-2011, 09:35 PM
Tough loss for sure.
I don't even remember the last time someone blew 5 set points in the same game

misty1
01-28-2011, 09:41 PM
nice work vasek:o

breaks for 5-3, gets broken immediately then wastes 5 set points in the next game, gets broken to 15 after that. Sure he breaks for a tiebreaker but then he gets drilled 7-3

at this point i think it is safe to say vasek = russell

he may have some weapons but he's mentally very fragile, just like peter.

FormerRafaFan
01-28-2011, 10:01 PM
nice work vasek:o

breaks for 5-3, gets broken immediately then wastes 5 set points in the next game, gets broken to 15 after that. Sure he breaks for a tiebreaker but then he gets drilled 7-3

at this point i think it is safe to say vasek = russell

he may have some weapons but he's mentally very fragile, just like peter.

I agree. He's got a great game, but he's very weak mentally.

FormerRafaFan
01-28-2011, 10:03 PM
I am happy that Vasek is so competitive against a top 100 player. This started last year when he lost that tough three setter against Brown and it has carried to the start of this year. I was also sure that Bester would win that one but at least he didn't get blown out. I have to say that we have 5 legit top 300 players here now, when was the last time that happened?

OMG.. this is really good! We don't even have one inside of the top 500:o

misty1
01-28-2011, 10:51 PM
honestly i believe that norway will get itself a good player again eventually. Tennis has never been very big in norway and you've still produced players that have made the top 100 before.

youv also got a 4 time grand slam champion at the australian open on the womens side..although that was like 1910 so i dont know how much you take that into account.

i mean, if places like canada and denmark can get good players norway will eventually too.I think its just going to take that person who's ready toi leave norway and train somehwere else to do it

FormerRafaFan
01-28-2011, 11:30 PM
honestly i believe that norway will get itself a good player again eventually. Tennis has never been very big in norway and you've still produced players that have made the top 100 before.

youv also got a 4 time grand slam champion at the australian open on the womens side..although that was like 1910 so i dont know how much you take that into account.

i mean, if places like canada and denmark can get good players norway will eventually too.I think its just going to take that person who's ready toi leave norway and train somehwere else to do it

well.. we won't. Not enough funding, and the recruitment sucks, they don't seem to wanna do anything about it either. It seems like they don't care, but whatever.. I know we won't get anyone good in the nearest future. Anyway, this thread isn't about Norwegian players :p

I'm said Vasek lost. Hopefully Milos will do better:yeah:

Emeraldhands
01-28-2011, 11:57 PM
Hehe, what luck, there is only one score in the livescore for Burnie and it's Erik's match

misty1
01-29-2011, 12:47 AM
ouch

erik dropped the first set 6-2 and now at 2-2 is down 0-40

misty1
01-29-2011, 12:52 AM
he held to spite being 0-40 and adv. down

2-6, 3-2

Emeraldhands
01-29-2011, 03:04 AM
Great match for Chvojka, just kept digging, there were a few times in the match I thought it was over, but he pulled it out in the end

Snowwy
01-29-2011, 05:17 AM
Good break for Erik too with the #2 seed being moved to the main draw he is the highest ranked player in his section.

Snowwy
01-29-2011, 05:18 AM
Can't believe Vasek lost.

misty1
01-29-2011, 12:06 PM
i can since vasek is just a younger verson of peter

and yeah good win for erik..he was down 0-40 and 15-40 early on in the 2nd set and saved all 5 chances(obviously)

Keech
01-29-2011, 12:31 PM
Erik also won his 2nd match against Propoggia in straights 76(1) 63. He plays Matthew Barton next, which I don't think will be a threat. 6 pm ET

Go Erik! :)

Snowwy
01-29-2011, 01:26 PM
i can since vasek is just a younger verson of peter

and yeah good win for erik..he was down 0-40 and 15-40 early on in the 2nd set and saved all 5 chances(obviously)

Peter > Vasek

Gonzil
01-29-2011, 02:24 PM
Bester is unlucky in Burnie - he has drawn #1 seed Matosevic. Polansky has Lojda (who hasn't won a match since September).

Emeraldhands
01-29-2011, 02:27 PM
I don't give Philip much of a shot here even though that is what we said in Hawaii but I just don't see it happening.

Snowwy
01-29-2011, 04:54 PM
Bester is a weird player though, he can beat people he really shouldn't beat one day and then lose to anyone the next day. Its unlikely he wins, but its not impossible.

d_s
01-29-2011, 08:21 PM
Interesting matchup between Peter and Lojda. The two played the US Open junior finals in 2006 which Peter lost 7-6 6-3.

Gonzil
01-29-2011, 09:52 PM
Shamasdin seems to have patched things up with Cerretani in the off-season and they are playing together in Johannesburg.

Emeraldhands
01-29-2011, 10:30 PM
Once again, a terrible start for Erik, must be getting use to it by now. I wonder if he left Australia because I believe that is where he ended the season last year?

GasquetGulbis
01-29-2011, 10:37 PM
Shamasdin seems to have patched things up with Cerretani in the off-season and they are playing together in Johannesburg.

I don't think there was ever a problem between the two. I have Adil on my facebook, and Cerretani was still commenting on his stuff even when they weren't playing together.

big_j_tennis
01-29-2011, 11:58 PM
Erik won 16-60-64. similar scoreline to milos' match. main draw now

big_j_tennis
01-30-2011, 12:00 AM
donato lost in the second round of the salvador futures qualies.

pavel eases in the third round of the US fures qualifying draw.

Snowwy
01-30-2011, 02:22 AM
It appears there is no Gatineau futures event this year. :sad:

I watched qualifying with Bester last year.

Gonzil
01-30-2011, 03:25 AM
I don't think there was ever a problem between the two. I have Adil on my facebook, and Cerretani was still commenting on his stuff even when they weren't playing together.

So much the better (though it is more fun really to imagine them fighting and making up).

GasquetGulbis
01-30-2011, 08:08 AM
Chvojka gets World 162 Rosol first round. And seeing as I've actually never heard of this guy, I'm thinking Chvojka may be able to get the upset, but I doubt he'll go further than that. I have Benjamin Mitchell beating Chvojka second round..

ibreak4coffee
01-30-2011, 08:24 AM
Duclos about to start in Johannesburg.

www.bet365.com is showing a livescore

156mphserve
01-30-2011, 08:34 AM
Chvojka gets World 162 Rosol first round. And seeing as I've actually never heard of this guy, I'm thinking Chvojka may be able to get the upset, but I doubt he'll go further than that. I have Benjamin Mitchell beating Chvojka second round..

never heard of Rosol really?:eek:

Duclos about to start in Johannesburg.

www.bet365.com is showing a livescore

was Milos match there too then? I never bothered to check because yesterday's matches weren't there.

Edit: nvm, he was on a different court but I thought I remember seeing him right before Duclos when i looked at the OOP yesterday, weird:confused:

GasquetGulbis
01-30-2011, 09:18 AM
never heard of Rosol really?:eek:

Well maybe I've seen his name around the Challenger circuit, but there's a lot of Czech's around his ranking going in and out of those tournies, it's hard to keep track.

mayagaller
01-30-2011, 03:09 PM
Congrats to Danny Nestor and Katerina Srebotnik on winning the mixed doubles title in Oz. :)

http://www.montrealgazette.com/sports/4192727.bin?size=620x400

Snowwy
01-30-2011, 04:15 PM
Chvojka gets World 162 Rosol first round. And seeing as I've actually never heard of this guy, I'm thinking Chvojka may be able to get the upset, but I doubt he'll go further than that. I have Benjamin Mitchell beating Chvojka second round..

Why would Mitchell win that matchup, they played two months ago and Erik won in two.

Well maybe I've seen his name around the Challenger circuit, but there's a lot of Czech's around his ranking going in and out of those tournies, it's hard to keep track.

Rosol will beat Erik I feel, but still, good to qualify.

GasquetGulbis
01-30-2011, 04:30 PM
Why would Mitchell win that matchup, they played two months ago and Erik won in two.



Rosol will beat Erik I feel, but still, good to qualify.

Hmmm, well I'll take your opinion on that seeing as, as hard as I try I cannot remember this guy.

Anyways I think Mitchell's playing really well right now, pushed the top seed at AO qualies into a tight three sets, 4-6, 7-6, 4-6 I think, and then he just breezed through qualifying, whereas Chvojka had to really fight for it. Plus he'll have the home support, though I'm guessing Chvojka beat Mitchell in one of the Australian futures at the end of last year.

letshavefun3
01-30-2011, 04:58 PM
Duclos lost in Q2 (he had a bye in Q1) against a guy ranked in the mid 600s in straight sets.

156mphserve
01-30-2011, 05:16 PM
that guy then proceeded to thrash Alves though, he can't be that bad;)

Blarghman
01-30-2011, 06:29 PM
Congrats to Danny Nestor and Katerina Srebotnik on winning the mixed doubles title in Oz. :)


Congrats to Dan :yeah: Second time he's won a mixed GS, both in Melbourne. Bet he was glad to beat Nenad in the semis :)

ibreak4coffee
01-30-2011, 07:33 PM
that guy then proceeded to thrash Alves though, he can't be that bad;)

Alves probably already knew he was a LL. And he was a few points from losing to an unranked over 30 doubles specialist earlier in the day. Dont think PL can be proud here

FormerRafaFan
01-30-2011, 08:37 PM
Alves probably already knew he was a LL. And he was a few points from losing to an unranked over 30 doubles specialist earlier in the day. Dont think PL can be proud here

He did according to the new thread in GM.

GasquetGulbis
01-30-2011, 09:37 PM
Just a funny little fact, the 2nd half of the Reunion Challenger (Quarter-finals and after) got cancelled, don't know what happens for points now.

Snowwy
01-30-2011, 09:52 PM
Does that mean PLD got 15 points for losing in the first round?

Snowwy
01-30-2011, 10:02 PM
He does not.

Snowwy
01-31-2011, 12:37 AM
Helio Heliövaara wrote about some up and comers. He is a Finnish player ranked around 300 I believe. The translation is poor.

On Vasek

Review the last turn of the Canadian Pospisil and Belarusian Ignatic. Pospisil did last year and the year before, winning a bunch of very futureita, but his success as a Challenger has been lean, especially prior to last autumn. He has a good supply of effective and secure the basic strokes, but somehow I think his game is over by the sighted and the countries of the machine. In addition to causing problems for him, Juho raised by the all too high bouncing a split-step and in the points anyway, which makes her pohkeensa kramppaamaan almost every batch of three matches

On Milos

Canadian Raonic has already demonstrated its ability to beat really good players, so I might just take my words back, when I wrote last April, his pool game I do not see any striking specialty. After all, he certainly already then just a huge supply, but then yes, he does not even begin to become as much or as well for the network than it is now for example, was seen at the Australian Open. His movements do not seem to me to still no power to melt, and from the back between the time he makes a lot of easy mistakes, but on the other hand gun and its supply base built in operating the big game are pretty frighteningly good combination.

Overall assessment.

However, it is almost impossible to tell one player who made the biggest impression, so here are the top five (order is arbitrary): Berankin, Raonic, Kuznetsov, Duckworth and Mitchell. Berankis them and Raonic are already among the hundred, and I think at least Kuznetsov, and Mitchell, there is also rising. Duckworth was impressed in how well he was able to maximize their own level lyönneillään market, and maintain good concentration throughout the match. I know that this is a bit boring and time betting on the safe side, but I believe that very Raonicin ranking of these players will be the best.

Article

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Snowwy
01-31-2011, 12:40 AM
Same guy, about playing PLD.

Heliövaara - Duclos 3-6, 6-1, 6-1
Yep! This was my third time directly to the Challenger's first division, and every time I've won the first match! Tomorrow I might be trying to win a second round match, which has not yet succeeded in my Challenger. Pelituntumani self-confidence and are now, however, in better shape than at the time, so I'll go tomorrow matsiin a good attitude, feel free to apply for a profit.

If today's match should be described in one word, it would be the heat. According to locals, this was the hottest summer day, and the match was, moreover, even the hottest days of the time between one and three. It took me really a whole the first installment of trying to adapt to the heat and trying to keep me focus on other things instead. It is not very nice to play when a long ball after the soles of the feet burn so that meinaa be able to walk normally. The field surface was so hot that it did not bother to touch your hand, and the hot air and high humidity due to a combination of sweating as the last day. I realized the second batch will start from the beginning, however, always put the parties' exchange of ice in the neck and forehead, which is cooled not feel, while opponents heat began to produce more and bigger problems during the match.

So I got the game to a bad start by losing at the first feeding my second Game, and that one cost me a break dancing eventually the whole of the first tranche. May sound like an excuse, but just when I began to enter the first syöttövuoroani, the wind was stirred unexpectedly stiff and inhibited syöttötyöskentelyäni two doubled the amount. I thought was strange that the whole day had been almost calm, but suddenly the wind started to blow pretty briskly. Also, the movement, however, was weak at the beginning of time, and I did a lot more than usual easy to nurture their own mistakes Duclos syöttögamensa reasonably certain. I got one breikkipallon 1-3 situation, but it Duclos explained nätillä stop volley a couple of my really good bypass. At the end of the batch supplied by the two held without difficulty.

In the second round the pace, however, changed when I got to reduce the mistakes clearly and as soon as I got a break in the second Game. I continued with the same good feeling in this, and after I broke Duclos 3-0, again a situation. The last entry, he managed to keep his turn, but I did not have any difficulty in their own lot, and I won a lot syöttövuoroissani quite easily in 20 minutes.

Duclos third round showed signs of fighting and hold the turn of the first input and airing it after the match for the first time, but her smile soon rush when I took a break 1-1, and the situation after the second 3-1 in a situation. Subsequently, Duclos tried to play time and get a good cut alertness medical time-outs without success. I liked my feeds easily and once I broke the ban on the end of the match. Two of the last batch came to me in the end, even easy, but that does not harm me, because I've saved this ammo for tomorrow.

Feed My game was the first since Game comfortably, and I submitted that after the Game Duclos no longer breikkipalloa. Rear Field checkpoints management moved me more and more the longer the match progressed, the steep and sudden krossini lyöntisuuntani yielded a clear difficulty in Duclos and käytinkin this blithely out of it. I noticed that he hit better than the hard lyönteihini quiet, so I used a lot today lyönneissäni angles, in addition to which I now and then, higher yläkierteitä, which he would have had to move carefully. The first installment of the most common in the yard after being pelanneeni tactically, I would say, therefore, a really good match, and therefore the numbers in the second and third installments were noinkin clear. Especially the movement I have, however, still much room for improvement tomorrow.

Tomorrow I'm getting a second round match against Kazakhstan oncoming race with sixth-placed Yuri Schukin, who is ranked 127 in the world list Thus today, a few Game in his first round match, but also I've seen him play in Tampere, the year before. Schukin is at its best from the rear, and his basic-compliance are secure and smooth. He moves well and keeps the tempo of the above also ahdongosta, so I will try to get him out of his comfort of their territory by leveraging network and to mix her shots. It also today how Schukin was at times a lot of difficulty for the network rising Peyaa against, so I can play well tomorrow, at the place after receiving a bold step forward. Important, however, re-enter the well and thus breaking the pressure Schukin side of the field. Likewise, one hundred percent focus on each point should not be forgotten. Two-day game is the first game at 12.30 in the ground 2

Also doubles kvatsimme pal Rodrigues is tomorrow. It must respond to a Canadian-Austrian pair Duclos / Oswald and the match will be the last match of the day. If we feed and return tomorrow, well, I believe we have a good chance to challenge right-placed opponents. They lost both their games today, twice, while my partner we are both still involved with the double play. In doubles is a lot of feel and I think we are in the area of the game, at least before the match. Nothing more than just a bold challenge.

Emeraldhands
01-31-2011, 01:03 AM
PLD is seriously taking a few steps back this year. I had him in Erik at about the same level but I think Erik is now #6 with PLD #7 and Diez #8. As for the rest of the guys...

Pavel is starting his year the way that Milos started a few years ago. Milos just couldn't quite get out of those USA Qualies. Somehow I don't see the same future for Pavel? LOL

Nicolai has appeared for the first time in a futures entry list this year. (Turkey I believe?) Let's see if that training in Switzerland has paid off for him. I can see him being an Erik type getting to the top 400, but maybe nothing more than that.

GasquetGulbis
01-31-2011, 01:15 AM
I wanna see Krainik play on European clay, which is probably more of what he's used to, training in Barcelona and what-not. And ya I agree with you about both kids. They may win some futures, and make some runs once in a while at challengers, but that'll be about it, unless they have a drastic change in their games.

Emeraldhands
01-31-2011, 05:44 PM
So we have five guys playing on Tuesday. How many are going to win and who?

I can see all five losing, but Frank and Milos might have a shot. Peter is on and off so maybe, but Philip and Erik I believe have no shot. Erik is playing a guy who just played in the final of Singapore so he might be tired

Snowwy
01-31-2011, 06:29 PM
Frank loses in 2.
Milos wins in 3.
Peter loses in 2.
Phillip loses in 3.
Erik loses in 2.

Emeraldhands
01-31-2011, 07:48 PM
Dire results there Snowwy but I can see them being dead on.

Emeraldhands
01-31-2011, 07:52 PM
Pavel lost again. I find that these USA Futures are the hardest thing there is. Maybe he should play in Europe and try to get a few points just to get his ranking up a little bit

Snowwy
01-31-2011, 08:29 PM
The thing is they are playing on the ATP and challenger circuit this year as opposed to futures events like last year for all of them but Peter.

Snowwy
01-31-2011, 09:44 PM
PP up in 15 minutes. Bouchard also.

GasquetGulbis
01-31-2011, 09:51 PM
Once again Krainik loses in the last round of qualifying.

156mphserve
01-31-2011, 10:11 PM
no, Peter is not losing this one. he'll win 4-6 6-3 7-6(5):)

Emeraldhands
01-31-2011, 10:51 PM
Your prediction is already off 156, but let's hope that the one that matters is that he wins

Emeraldhands
01-31-2011, 10:55 PM
Looking like a good start for the Canadians so far.

misty1
01-31-2011, 11:01 PM
bouchard got whipped 6-1 in the first set and was serving to take the 2nd set but got broken

peter took the first set 6-2 and was up 2-1 by a break in the 2nd but got broken

6-3, 2-2

misty1
01-31-2011, 11:04 PM
bouchard broke again

1-6, 6-2

:intuition still tells me bouchard loses in 3

also amazing how frank can be out doing lojda 27-9 in points won on return but its still so tight

Snowwy
01-31-2011, 11:09 PM
PP has not lost a point on his first serve, yet he has been broken twice now.

misty1
01-31-2011, 11:09 PM
peter from 2-1, now 2-4:rolleyes:

was broken from 30-0 up that time

ibreak4coffee
01-31-2011, 11:23 PM
Peter is going to choke this away. Book it.

Emeraldhands
01-31-2011, 11:32 PM
We'll call that a reverse jinx coffee

Snowwy
01-31-2011, 11:37 PM
Expected

Emeraldhands
01-31-2011, 11:58 PM
And he winsssssssss.

Emeraldhands
01-31-2011, 11:59 PM
Looks like Bouchard is about to win as well, could be the start of a great day or the only 2 wins of the day

ibreak4coffee
02-01-2011, 12:00 AM
For those counting at home I'm 3/3 in reverse jinxes in January :wavey:

Blarghman
02-01-2011, 12:01 AM
Peter :yeah: Typical sort of roller coaster match from him, but nice to get the win.

And well done to Bouchard too, broke at almost the same time :cool:

Snowwy
02-01-2011, 12:01 AM
Wow, big win for Bouchard and unexpected comeback for Peter.

What's next?

Milos and Frank are in the morning but what about the others?

Emeraldhands
02-01-2011, 12:02 AM
Man keep it up. I'm interested to see how Bester does, had a pretty decent match against the finalist in Honolulu and seems to be playing well lately.

156mphserve
02-01-2011, 12:02 AM
Peter, I called that he'd win in 3:wavey:

d_s
02-01-2011, 12:10 AM
Wow great start to the day so far :D

Snowwy
02-01-2011, 01:31 AM
Phillip should be starting in 15 minutes.

d_s
02-01-2011, 02:09 AM
Phil quickly ahead in the set leading 4-2* :)

156mphserve
02-01-2011, 02:12 AM
Phil breaks again, will serve for the set at 5-2:)