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misty1
04-05-2012, 01:21 AM
No one seems to talk about Steven Diez much

he made the 2nd round of the san luis challenger and took a set off lorenzi before going down

Snowwy
04-05-2012, 03:16 AM
No one seems to talk about Steven Diez much

he made the 2nd round of the san luis challenger and took a set off lorenzi before going down

Yeah, weird scoreline. Up to 291 in the world.

Gonzil
04-08-2012, 11:16 PM
Rankings 9 April 2012


25 Raonic, Milos (CH 24) (start of year: 31)
95 Pospisil, Vasek (CH 95) (start of year: 119)
111 Dancevic, Frank (CH 65) (start of year: 151)
208 Polansky, Peter (CH 164) (start of year: 285)
226 Chvojka, Erik (CH 217) (start of year: 268)
235 Duclos, Pierre-Ludovic (CH 229) (start of year: 249)
291 Diez, Steven (CH 291) (start of year: 363)
527 Bester, Philip (CH 229) (start of year: 391)
579 Peliwo, Filip (CH 579) (start of year: 864)
782 Pokrajac, Milan (CH 411) (start of year: 839)

Career highs for Vasek, Steven and Filip (although only Steven did anything last week).

It is worth noting that there are only 3 guys born in 1990 who are in the top 100 - Milos and Vasek are two of them, Stebe is the third.

Snowwy
04-09-2012, 05:15 AM
Another Canadian entering the top 1000 next year, Kelsey Stevenson made the QFs in Vietnam last week.

Snowwy
04-10-2012, 09:35 PM
Steven Diez won 60 61 in round one of a challenger today, in 58 minutes. Not bad.

Gonzil
04-30-2012, 01:32 AM
Rankings 30/04/2012

23 Raonic, Milos (CH!) (start of year: 31)
99 Pospisil, Vasek (CH 95) (start of year: 119)
117 Dancevic, Frank (CH 65) (start of year: 151)
201 Polansky, Peter (CH 164) (start of year: 285)
233 Chvojka, Erik (CH 217) (start of year: 268)
254 Duclos, Pierre-Ludovic (CH 229) (start of year: 249)
290 Diez, Steven (CH 287) (start of year: 363)
581 Peliwo, Filip (CH 577) (start of year: 864)
610 Bester, Philip (CH 229) (start of year: 391)
799 Pokrajac, Milan (CH 411) (start of year: 839)
947 Stevenson, Kelsey (CH 939) (start of year: 999)

Congrats to Milos on another career high. He has very few points really to defend for the rest of the year, so there's lots of opportunity for him to climb further.

It will be interesting to see what happens with Vasek – he has a whole lot of points to defend starting this summer, so I hope he doesn’t crack under the pressure.

PLD hasn’t done much this year and risks plummeting in the rankings unless he turns things around.

Filip overtakes Philip as the latter’s points continue to fall off, but at least Philip is playing again now.

Snowwy
05-08-2012, 03:05 AM
Somehow Daniel Nestor is now ranked #1 in the world again.

Gonzil
05-08-2012, 03:55 AM
Somehow Daniel Nestor is now ranked #1 in the world again.

And he is the oldest person to have the #1 ATP ranking, in either singles or doubles. Quite an achievement!

Gonzil
05-13-2012, 11:42 PM
Rankings 14 May 2012


21 Raonic, Milos (CH!) (start of year: 31)
101 Pospisil, Vasek (CH 95) (start of year: 119)
120 Dancevic, Frank (CH 65) (start of year: 151)
185 Polansky, Peter (CH 164) (start of year: 285)
235 Chvojka, Erik (CH 217) (start of year: 268)
253 Duclos, Pierre-Ludovic (CH 229) (start of year: 249)
316 Diez, Steven (CH 287) (start of year: 363)
576 Peliwo, Filip (CH!) (start of year: 864)
609 Bester, Philip (CH 229) (start of year: 391)
787 Pokrajac, Milan (CH 411) (start of year: 839)
953 Stevenson, Kelsey (CH 939) (start of year: 999)

Congrats to Milos and Filip on career highs! Filip will go up again next week when his latest Futures QF is added on.

Peter finally gets himself back into the top 200 – first time since October 2010. He’s crawled back up from a low of 573 last September. Hopefully he can reach and exceed his career high in the coming weeks.

It may seem like a small thing, but we actually have 4 players in the top 200, for the 1st time – based on a quick check – since October 1995.

Snowwy
05-14-2012, 02:27 AM
It may seem like a small thing, but we actually have 4 players in the top 200, for the 1st time – based on a quick check – since October 1995.

When I started following Canadian tennis on MTF, I am not sure we had 4 Canadians in the top 1000.

J99
05-14-2012, 06:47 AM
Sadly Pospisil has fallen out of the top 100, hopefully he can get back there soon, a good RG draw would help.

Ravel
05-14-2012, 12:41 PM
10 points away from top 20.

so close.

Snowwy
05-16-2012, 09:10 PM
Kelse Stevenson won his first round match 62 63 before losing in the second round to the finalist from Thailand F1 in Thailand F2. Last week he lost to the 5 seed in the first round and George Jecminek qualified and lost in the first round of Thailand F1 to the future finalist 63 64. Pavel Krainek won his R1 match in Mexico F7.

misty1
05-16-2012, 11:06 PM
Sadly Pospisil has fallen out of the top 100, hopefully he can get back there soon, a good RG draw would help.

he's not ready for the top 100 yet. He doesnt have a single main draw win this season on the tour in the few events he's played and he's failed to qualify in most events on the atp tour he tried to get into

J99
05-17-2012, 12:04 AM
he's not ready for the top 100 yet. He doesnt have a single main draw win this season on the tour in the few events he's played and he's failed to qualify in most events on the atp tour he tried to get into

Well if he wins his R1 match at RG will that convince you he's ready?

misty1
05-17-2012, 01:01 AM
Well if he wins his R1 match at RG will that convince you he's ready?

no, because 1 win in 5 months of playing doesnt prove he's ready. It also depends who he plays. If he gets lucky and draws someone who's actually worse on clay then he is or way below his rank then it doesnt show anything

J99
05-17-2012, 10:21 PM
no, because 1 win in 5 months of playing doesnt prove he's ready. It also depends who he plays. If he gets lucky and draws someone who's actually worse on clay then he is or way below his rank then it doesnt show anything

Yes it does, because it's a major level match.

misty1
05-17-2012, 11:43 PM
Yes it does, because it's a major level match.

it really doesnt

i think he still needs more time before he's ready for the top 100 and his season so far is proving that. 1 win he might get at roland garros doesnt mean he's top 100 material and there are more examples of this.

lukas rosol is one of them. He went on a run to the 3rd round of the french open last year and broke into the top 100 after that but isw he really a top 100 player? definately not

vasek will be top 100 material one day but he isnt yet.

J99
05-18-2012, 12:39 AM
it really doesnt

i think he still needs more time before he's ready for the top 100 and his season so far is proving that. 1 win he might get at roland garros doesnt mean he's top 100 material and there are more examples of this.

lukas rosol is one of them. He went on a run to the 3rd round of the french open last year and broke into the top 100 after that but isw he really a top 100 player? definately not

vasek will be top 100 material one day but he isnt yet.

Look, there's a huge difference between a CH or qualy match and a major match, there's even a difference between those and ATP 250 matches, they are harder to win, more pressure, bigger stage.

Vasek has proven himself at the CH level, it's time he took another step.

Rosol is top 100, he's winning matches on the tour.

misty1
05-18-2012, 12:58 AM
Look, there's a huge difference between a CH or qualy match and a major match, there's even a difference between those and ATP 250 matches, they are harder to win, more pressure, bigger stage.

Vasek has proven himself at the CH level, it's time he took another step.

Rosol is top 100, he's winning matches on the tour.

i'm aware of the difference

we obviously arent going to agree on this, i just do not believe vasek is ready. He's over ranked right now

Snowwy
05-18-2012, 01:32 AM
i'm aware of the difference

we obviously arent going to agree on this, i just do not believe vasek is ready. He's over ranked right now

Based on results, not your weird love for certain players or nations, what players outside the top 100 do you believe belong inside the top 100 over Pospisil?

J99
05-18-2012, 01:38 AM
i'm aware of the difference

we obviously arent going to agree on this, i just do not believe vasek is ready. He's over ranked right now

I can't argue with his results, perhaps he needs to do more at the CH level, but he thinks otherwise trying to qualify alot, maybe he's not ready.

misty1
05-18-2012, 01:39 AM
Based on results, not your weird love for certain players or nations, what players outside the top 100 do you believe belong inside the top 100 over Pospisil?

okay what players and nations do i have a weird love for?


to answer your question rycka, frank, david goffin and tommy hass to name a couple

i wish andi beck was too but he's been struggling with injuries again so ...

J99
05-18-2012, 01:56 AM
okay what players and nations do i have a weird love for?

to answer your question rycka for one..though thats more of a wish , injuries have been the reason for his fall

frank, david goffin and tommy hass to name a couple more

I put Frank ahead of him now too, hopefully his back won't make him lose too much of what he had going before, it would be sad if it did.

Goffin's a maybe.

Some other guys who I think are better: Gil, Zeballos, Zopp, Haas, Delbonis, Sweeting, Sijsling, Janowicz, J. Sousa, Veic, Bedene.

Snowwy
05-18-2012, 02:29 AM
okay what players and nations do i have a weird love for?


to answer your question rycka, frank, david goffin and tommy hass to name a couple

i wish andi beck was too but he's been struggling with injuries again so ...

Slovakia it seems from your comment in the off topic thread and Berankis as a player maybe.

So you are saying a player that ZERO wins on the ATP tour in the last year is more ATP or top 100 ready than Vasek because Vasek hasn't won a MD match in 5 months? Seems kinda hypocritical. Having an injury doesn't make you deserve to be in the top 100. Haas and Dancevic also do not belong as they cannot stay healthy so in the last year they haven't been in the one hundred top players and deserve to be outside of the ranking.

Does Lleyton Hewitt currently deserve to be in the top 100?

My problem with Goffin is that he has no consistancy, he has won 1 challenger and 70 of his points come from futures events.

misty1
05-18-2012, 12:57 PM
Slovakia it seems from your comment in the off topic thread and Berankis as a player maybe.

So you are saying a player that ZERO wins on the ATP tour in the last year is more ATP or top 100 ready than Vasek because Vasek hasn't won a MD match in 5 months? Seems kinda hypocritical. Having an injury doesn't make you deserve to be in the top 100. Haas and Dancevic also do not belong as they cannot stay healthy so in the last year they haven't been in the one hundred top players and deserve to be outside of the ranking.

Does Lleyton Hewitt currently deserve to be in the top 100?

My problem with Goffin is that he has no consistancy, he has won 1 challenger and 70 of his points come from futures events.

all i said in the off topic thread was that it was nice to see the little guy doing well and that i hoped they could get a medal. How is that a weird love?

i said i wish rycka was in the top 100 but accept he's not because of injuries. I wish he was there, do i think he deserves to be there right now? no same goies for andi

Snowwy
05-18-2012, 01:06 PM
all i said in the off topic thread was that it was nice to see the little guy doing well and that i hoped they could get a medal. How is that a weird love?

i said i wish rycka was in the top 100 but accept he's not because of injuries. I wish he was there, do i think he deserves to be there right now? no same goies for andi

Oh my misunderstanding about Berankis.

Snowwy
05-21-2012, 12:42 AM
Panav Jha is ranked 110 in college tennis as a sophomore at Kentucky and part of the #7 ranked doubles team in the NCAA.

Too bad Agostinelli didn't try to go pro. Anyone remember his beastmode day in Davis Cup?

mayumashu
05-21-2012, 01:05 AM
Yeah, I never understand why he didn't. Turned down a go on the tour to work as a coach for Tennis Canada (or Tennis Ontario) didn't he? He seemed capable of a top 200 ranking with a shot at the top 100.

Gonzil
05-21-2012, 03:06 PM
Yeah, I never understand why he didn't. Turned down a go on the tour to work as a coach for Tennis Canada (or Tennis Ontario) didn't he? He seemed capable of a top 200 ranking with a shot at the top 100.

I think he didn't like the lifestyle traipsing around to tournaments. If you don't like living out of a suitcase an uncertain pro career may well seem not worth the sacrifice.

Snowwy
05-23-2012, 03:29 AM
what about gabashvili's run to the 4th round of roland garros a couple years ago or lu's run to the wimbledon QF

and i know its wta but there can be no bigger example of a player peaking specifically for a slam than tsvetana pironkova and her SF at wimbledon in 2010 and QF last year

I think this is different, Pironkova is just really good on grass and would be ranked higher if she had more opportunities to play on grass.

I think he didn't like the lifestyle traipsing around to tournaments. If you don't like living out of a suitcase an uncertain pro career may well seem not worth the sacrifice.

Yeah, it must be a very difficult life style, I know when I am coaching basketball I am out of town every weekend only for two months and its not always fun to travel.

Snowwy
05-26-2012, 11:23 PM
Rotaru won a Tennis Ontario event last week.

misty1
05-27-2012, 01:14 PM
i know its a bit early to be discussing this but at this point in time who do you think is looking good for rogers cup wild cards?

i think vasek, frank and peter are pretty much locks for the main draw(well peter and vasek anyway)

as for qualifying aside from erik i have no idea

Snowwy
05-27-2012, 01:37 PM
Main Draw WC

V. Pospisil
F. Dancevic
P. Polansky
E. Chvojka (Look at his result last year)

Qualifying WC

P. Duclos
S. Diez
F. Peliwo
P. Bester

misty1
05-27-2012, 01:41 PM
Main Draw WC

V. Pospisil
F. Dancevic
P. Polansky
E. Chvojka (Look at his result last year)

Qualifying WC

P. Duclos
S. Diez
F. Peliwo
P. Bester

i kind of that they only gave it to him last year because they had no one better to give it to

i dont think all the mian draw wild cards will go to canadians.

Snowwy
05-27-2012, 02:07 PM
i kind of that they only gave it to him last year because they had no one better to give it to

i dont think all the mian draw wild cards will go to canadians.

They should all go to Canadians, but if they don't then its Erik I would guess who wouldn't get it. Why wouldn't he get it if all 4 go to Canadians though? He is 5th ranked Canadian and almost pulled off the upset last year. The prize money will help him out as well.

misty1
05-27-2012, 02:09 PM
They should all go to Canadians, but if they don't then its Erik I would guess who wouldn't get it. Why wouldn't he get it if all 4 go to Canadians though? He is 5th ranked Canadian and almost pulled off the upset last year. The prize money will help him out as well.

im just saying i dont think they will. If a higher profile player wants a wild card that needs it they might give it to them instead

like hypothetically if robin soderling was healthy enough to play by then and he wanted one they would more than likely choose to give it to him over erik. I dont expect robin to be healthy by then but he's the only name i could think of

thats not my point of view im just saying what i think the organisers would do

Snowwy
05-27-2012, 02:13 PM
im just saying i dont think they will. If a higher profile player wants a wild card that needs it they might give it to them instead

like hypothetically if robin soderling was healthy enough to play by then and he wanted one they would more than likely choose to give it to him over erik. I dont expect robin to be healthy by then but he's the only name i could think of

thats not my point of view im just saying what i think the organisers would do

Yeah, that is true. I could also see that happening. I could also see Peliwo having a good summer and getting the MD WC over Chvojka.

I will be going to see the women in Montreal, what do you think about them?

misty1
05-27-2012, 02:20 PM
Yeah, that is true. I could also see that happening. I could also see Peliwo having a good summer and getting the MD WC over Chvojka.

I will be going to see the women in Montreal, what do you think about them?

Dubois will get a wild card but only because she's the number 2 canadian and no other reason than that. I really dont think she deserves one at all

If heidi could ever get the win over aleks today she would really help her chances i think of getting one

another one could go to bouchard and to be honest i'd like to see her get one

i dont know who the 4th one would go to if they give all 4 to canadians. Rebecca isnt playing anymore and sharon would be a really bad choice. I could see qualifying wild cards going to dabrowski and the abanda sister. I would like to see them make stephanie qualify but they wont

i dont expect the ladies to do that well though, i think its going to take a friendly draw for any of them to win a match.

Snowwy
05-27-2012, 02:35 PM
Marino retired?

misty1
05-27-2012, 02:36 PM
Marino retired?

she didnt retire, she has decided to take a break from the game to recharge. I think she was getting discouraged from all the early losses and wanted to step back. I think she plans on coming back but i dont think it will be any time this year

Snowwy
05-28-2012, 10:32 PM
Players in Futures this Week

Duclos - Italy
Diez - Italy
Pokrajac - Bosnia

Snowwy
06-01-2012, 04:17 AM
Diez L32
Duclos QF
Pokrajac L32

misty1
06-05-2012, 05:16 PM
anyone know whats going on with gabriela dabrowski?

Snowwy
06-08-2012, 03:36 AM
Nope.

Rotaru and Krainek are playing a tennis Ontario event this week, will be interesting if they both make the final who wins.

Snowwy
06-08-2012, 06:07 PM
Sam Monette and Daniel Bednarczyk are both going to Indiana next year on tennis scholarships

Snowwy
06-09-2012, 07:26 PM
Daniel Nestor with another grand slam title!!

big_j_tennis
06-11-2012, 11:20 AM
For tennis fans in the greater Montreal area, there will be a huge open tournament in Laval with nearly 15K in prize money, from June 15th to June 25th. Many great players have already signed up, so it's a good opportunity to see good players in action. Erik Chvojka, Philip Simmonds, Pavel krainik, Hugo Di Feo, Samuel Monette, JF Bérard, Robert Rotaru and many other open and college players will be there. I just wanted to share the information, so that everyone could have access to this event.

Snowwy
06-11-2012, 05:47 PM
For tennis fans in the greater Montreal area, there will be a huge open tournament in Laval with nearly 15K in prize money, from June 15th to June 25th. Many great players have already signed up, so it's a good opportunity to see good players in action. Erik Chvojka, Philip Simmonds, Pavel krainik, Hugo Di Feo, Samuel Monette, JF Bérard, Robert Rotaru and many other open and college players will be there. I just wanted to share the information, so that everyone could have access to this event.

Thanks, do you know if we can follow the results anywhere, I hope Rotaru can do well here.

Gonzil
06-11-2012, 07:15 PM
Rankings June 11
21 Raonic, Milos (CH 21) (start of year: 31)
103 Pospisil, Vasek (CH 95) (start of year: 119)
121 Dancevic, Frank (CH 65) (start of year: 151)
178 Polansky, Peter (CH 164) (start of year: 285)
233 Chvojka, Erik (CH 217) (start of year: 268)
247 Duclos, Pierre-Ludovic (CH 229) (start of year: 249)
270 Diez, Steven (CH!) (start of year: 363)
571 Peliwo, Filip (CH 570) (start of year: 864)
593 Bester, Philip (CH 229) (start of year: 391)
778 Pokrajac, Milan (CH 411) (start of year: 839)
926 Krainik, Pavel (CH!) (start of year: 999)

Congrats to Diez and Krainik who reach career highs.

Snowwy
06-11-2012, 07:55 PM
Halle - Raonic
London - Pospisil
London - Dancevic
Slovakia - Polansky
USA - Bester
Serbia - Pokrajac
Niaki - Turkey

big_j_tennis
06-11-2012, 10:40 PM
Thanks, do you know if we can follow the results anywhere, I hope Rotaru can do well here.

The draw will be out in a few days. They update the draw, so you can follow the tournament. the start times are usually on the draw. I can post it here when it comes out

Snowwy
06-11-2012, 10:41 PM
The draw will be out in a few days. They update the draw, so you can follow the tournament. the start times are usually on the draw. I can post it here when it comes out

Yeah, that would be great.

big_j_tennis
06-11-2012, 10:53 PM
by the way, in an OTA tournament last weekend, Krainik d. Rotaru 3,4 in the finals. good win for his confidence.

Snowwy
06-11-2012, 11:30 PM
by the way, in an OTA tournament last weekend, Krainik d. Rotaru 3,4 in the finals. good win for his confidence.

I saw that, disappointing really, Rotaru did quite well until the final.

I'm not sure if you follow tennis in BC at all but Henry Choi won an event out there last weekend with wins over David Chu and Jeremy Salvo.

big_j_tennis
06-11-2012, 11:33 PM
I saw that, disappointing really, Rotaru did quite well until the final.

I'm not sure if you follow tennis in BC at all but Henry Choi won an event out there last weekend with wins over David Chu and Jeremy Salvo.

Yeah, I look at the results once in a while. Choi always wins these events, except when phil bester is playing, or if dan chu is in great form.

big_j_tennis
06-11-2012, 11:34 PM
Choi is a full time coach isn't he?

Snowwy
06-12-2012, 01:29 AM
Really, I didn't know that, he showed pretty decent results in a few futures this year.

big_j_tennis
06-12-2012, 03:45 AM
I think he works with the up and coming players in BC (though I'm really uncertain about that). but yeah he was pretty good in the futures. he probably trains with the guys like bester and peliwo when they're home (i figure) or other strong BC players such as Jecminek, both Chu's, Flint, Coutts, Brown, Salvo, etc...

big_j_tennis
06-12-2012, 03:48 AM
I mostly know the Quebec players... everything else I pretty much look up on the internet

Snowwy
06-13-2012, 12:42 AM
Halle - Raonic
London - Pospisil
London - Dancevic
Slovakia - Polansky
USA - Bester
Serbia - Pokrajac
Niaki - Turkey

Raonic - R2 - Zhang
Pospisil - L1 - Nalbandian
Dancevic - L1 - Dodig
Polansky - L1 - Brugues-Davi
Bester - R1 - Smith
Pokrajac - R1 - Tosic
Niaki - R2 - TBD

big_j_tennis
06-13-2012, 01:27 AM
As requested, here is the main draw for the open tournament in Laval:
http://baseline.computan.com/clientedraws/SDM4.aspx?Info=nFgxRbY2vMa%2feSlslmFbz9BF5IJcoxbe1 uPBbyS7PR5ZIqmwsIkzEg==

they used the canadian rankings to do the seeds, so that's why they are pretty wierd (e.g. Monette over Krainik)

Snowwy
06-13-2012, 01:41 AM
Krainek was also ranked below Rotaru last week. Some really interesting matchups, why is Simmonds there, I wonder.

Match-up I want to see:

Chvojka vs Lew
Chvojka vs Di Feo
Berard vs Gubenco
Gubenco vs Krainek
Monette vs Juneau

Obviously, this event is very interesting from the quarters on, I am very interested to see who will play Chvojka in each round, Chvojka losing before the final would be a huge surprise I think.

Gonzil
06-13-2012, 03:09 AM
Bit weird that Phillip Simmonds is there as he is playing in the 15K in California this week. I guess he pulls out of the Laval event if he doesn't get beaten in CA before the QF?

Snowwy
06-13-2012, 10:27 PM
Raonic - QF - Federer
Pospisil - L1 - Nalbandian
Dancevic - L1 - Dodig
Polansky - L1 - Brugues-Davi
Bester - R1 - Smith
Pokrajac - R2 - Nagy
Niaki - R2 - Angelinos

Snowwy
06-14-2012, 09:06 PM
Raonic - QF - Federer
Pospisil - L1 - Nalbandian
Dancevic - L1 - Dodig
Polansky - L1 - Brugues-Davi
Bester - R2 - Zavala
Pokrajac - QF - Petrovic
Niaki - L2 - Angelinos

Snowwy
06-18-2012, 12:34 AM
As requested, here is the main draw for the open tournament in Laval:
http://baseline.computan.com/clientedraws/SDM4.aspx?Info=nFgxRbY2vMa%2feSlslmFbz9BF5IJcoxbe1 uPBbyS7PR5ZIqmwsIkzEg==

they used the canadian rankings to do the seeds, so that's why they are pretty wierd (e.g. Monette over Krainik)

Any updates do you expect?

big_j_tennis
06-18-2012, 11:53 AM
Any updates do you expect?

The qualifying is almost done. The main draw starts on tuesday. Since they update the qualifying draw every day, they will update the main draw for sure.

Snowwy
06-19-2012, 01:57 AM
The qualifying is almost done. The main draw starts on tuesday. Since they update the qualifying draw every day, they will update the main draw for sure.

Oh I thought it began the 15th.

Canadians this week.

Wimbledon - Polansky - QR2 - [20] Odesnik
Wimbledon - Chvojka - QR2 - Heliovaara
Eastbourne - Pospisil - L1 - Harrison
s'Hertogenbosch - Duclos - R1 - [1] Ferrer
Turkey F24 - Niaki - R1 - [3] Gombos
Serbia F2 - Pokrajac - R1 - Kocyla

big_j_tennis
06-20-2012, 03:28 AM
Bester playing an open tournament in Calgary this weekend..

mayumashu
06-20-2012, 04:51 PM
http://tennisalberta.com/tournament/drawsV2.asp?info=hCV9vqqkyEPQd%2f+wSn1sxm9jGsI8aMm KlvyqeUD9r1r7V541v4Y0yMliIMia1kNlabMBJQ3lmThbGBqxT abtHQ== Here's the draw for the Calgary tourney.

Snowwy
06-20-2012, 10:26 PM
Thank you.

Interesting to see Sam Gres-Blayfor or whatever in the draw.

Clement Reix too. Weird. This is a pretty big event.

Would love to see Bester vs Chu, Jecminek vs Wettengel, Jecminek vs Choi, Jecminek vs Reix, Choi vs Reix and Choi/Jecminek vs Bester.

misty1
06-22-2012, 01:03 PM
canadian players really got stuck with hard draws next week

stephanie - plays zheng jie in round 1 and possibly aleks in round 2 with serena williams in the 3rd round

aleks - dushevina in round 1 wont be easy

vasek - querrey in round 1. Hard to see him winning that if sam is healthy. If he does its milos in round 2

milos - possibly vasek in round 2 and marin in round 3

big_j_tennis
06-24-2012, 11:53 PM
Just saw Krainik vs. Chvojka. Erik won 36-64-75. It was a really good match, and Pavel impressed me a lot. He has a great all around game, great footwork, good technique, good speed, etc. He was the best player on the court for almost all the match, Chvojka had trouble dealing with his consistency and the depth of his shots. If he can get it all together and play the big points a little better, without getting too nervous, he definetly could be in the top 300 according to me.

Snowwy
06-25-2012, 01:38 AM
Interesting to see Rotaru, Juneau in the semis, I mean, not that surprising that Juneau won but after seeing his R1 score I didn't expect him to beat Monette. Great to see that Krainek can be so close to Chvojka. Anyone know the score of Chvojka-Di Feo? Hope we get a Rotaru-Chvojka final.

In Alberta, interesting to see Choi lose in 3 sets to Reix, too bad he couldn't quite pull it out. Jecminek able to beat Chris Wettengel in 3 sets, great to see. That semi-final will be very interesting. Reix-Jecminek. Sam Garforth-Bles really stepped his game up recently, and beat Will Gray, world ranked American, but he lost in the quarter finals. Bester going through his section of the draw quite easily, I am hoping for a Jecminek Bester final.

2eazy
06-25-2012, 01:47 AM
Interesting to see Rotaru, Juneau in the semis, I mean, not that surprising that Juneau won but after seeing his R1 score I didn't expect him to beat Monette. Great to see that Krainek can be so close to Chvojka. Anyone know the score of Chvojka-Di Feo? Hope we get a Rotaru-Chvojka final.

In Alberta, interesting to see Choi lose in 3 sets to Reix, too bad he couldn't quite pull it out. Jecminek able to beat Chris Wettengel in 3 sets, great to see. That semi-final will be very interesting. Reix-Jecminek. Sam Garforth-Bles really stepped his game up recently, and beat Will Gray, world ranked American, but he lost in the quarter finals. Bester going through his section of the draw quite easily, I am hoping for a Jecminek Bester final.

Chvojka beat di feo 6-3 6-3. Di feo played really well.

Isade juneau just beat rotaru 6-2 6-1

Snowwy
06-25-2012, 03:13 AM
Chvojka beat di feo 6-3 6-3. Di feo played really well.

Isade juneau just beat rotaru 6-2 6-1

Wow, do you know why he is not or hasn't (at least recently) been trying to make it on the ATP tour?

2eazy
06-25-2012, 04:03 AM
Wow, do you know why he is not or hasn't (at least recently) been trying to make it on the ATP tour?

isade? hes playing for indiana. I dont think hes ready for the pro tour yet.

2eazy
06-25-2012, 04:13 AM
To be noted that this tournament is being played on red clay with a bit smaller and lighter ball then most tour balls. The result is for extremely high bouncing courts

Snowwy
06-25-2012, 04:16 AM
isade? hes playing for indiana. I dont think hes ready for the pro tour yet.

Oh I did not know that, I didn't realize he was 21, I had him confused with another player.

How does he do at Indiana?

It's good that Erik is getting some wins on the red clay.

letshavefun3
06-25-2012, 06:39 AM
Is this an exhibition tournament or do they receive ATP points? thanks.

big_j_tennis
06-25-2012, 11:37 AM
There are no ATP points awarded, only prize money.

2eazy
06-25-2012, 12:30 PM
Oh I did not know that, I didn't realize he was 21, I had him confused with another player.

How does he do at Indiana?

It's good that Erik is getting some wins on the red clay.

He plays number 1 in singles and in doubles for indiana. He had a good year.

Snowwy
06-28-2012, 06:23 PM
Nice to see Chvojka and Bester win the events in Canada.

Gonzil
06-28-2012, 09:14 PM
Nice to see Chvojka and Bester win the events in Canada.

Impressive effort particularly for Erik flying in after all that physical effort and emotional roller coaster at Wimbledon.

misty1
06-29-2012, 03:21 PM
daniel and max went down in the 2nd round to the unseeded duo of bracciali and knowle

ibreak4coffee
06-29-2012, 05:03 PM
daniel and max went down in the 2nd round to the unseeded duo of bracciali and knowle

Second year in a row Knowle knocks Daniel out of Wimbledon. Its weird - I was at the 2011 match and Knowle looks like such a limited player, even for doubles. Oh well...

misty1
06-30-2012, 03:04 PM
filip won his 1ist round 6-3, 7-6 at wimbledon

misty1
06-30-2012, 07:14 PM
sorry, thats 7-6, 6-3 over albert alcaras ivorra, next up yushito nishioka

abanda through 1-6, 6-4, 6-1 over daria salnikova, next up mayar sherif

erin routliffe lost 6-3, 6-4 to number 16 seed ana konjuh

Snowwy
07-01-2012, 02:40 PM
Canada F3 starts on Monday in Kelowna.

Very weak qualifying draw.
http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2012/224/qs.pdf

Very weak main draw too.

Top four seeds will be Chvojka, Oullette, Bester and Krainek. Kelsey Stevenson will be a seed.

Canadians in the draw.

E. Chvojka
P. Bester
P. Krainek
K. Stevenson
D. Chu
H. Choi (WC - guess)
H. Di Feo (WC - guess)
P. Anderson (WC - guess)
K. Pajkowski (WC- guess)
G. Jecminek (Q)
G. Hernandez or A. Eldens (Q)

A bunch of other Canadians play Americans in the final round of qualifying, I think S. Garford-Bles has a good shot, not sure about the others. Would be interesting to see Isade Juneau getting a WC.

Snowwy
07-02-2012, 01:22 AM
Jecminek and Hernandez both qualify. 3 Canadian vs American matches tomorrow in qualifying for the main draw.

misty1
07-02-2012, 02:45 PM
carol zhao went down to alexandra kiick 4-6, 6-4, 6-2

Snowwy
07-02-2012, 09:34 PM
Hrbaty playing Canada F3. No main draw yet but no sign of Juneau.

Rotaru just qualified in Pittsburgh for USA F18 and plays a qualifier in R1. Good chance for him to get a ranking again.

Snowwy
07-02-2012, 10:24 PM
Canada F3 starts on Monday in Kelowna.

Very weak qualifying draw.
http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2012/224/qs.pdf

Very weak main draw too.

Top four seeds will be Chvojka, Oullette, Bester and Krainek. Kelsey Stevenson will be a seed.

Canadians in the draw.

E. Chvojka
P. Bester
P. Krainek
K. Stevenson
D. Chu
H. Choi (WC - guess)
H. Di Feo (WC - guess)
P. Anderson (WC - guess)
K. Pajkowski (WC- guess)
G. Jecminek (Q)
G. Hernandez or A. Eldens (Q)

A bunch of other Canadians play Americans in the final round of qualifying, I think S. Garford-Bles has a good shot, not sure about the others. Would be interesting to see Isade Juneau getting a WC.

Had all four WCs correct and SGB did qualify.

Pretty good draws for Canadians.

Chvojka should probably win the event, Krainek a QF, Bester a SF.

Garforth-Bles plays Anderson, winner gets their first ATP ranking point. Kelsey Stevenson plays D. Chu, should be a win for Stevenson.
Choi plays Pajkowski, Choi should win (I think)
Di Feo plays a lower ranked qualifier and probably should win.

Snowwy
07-04-2012, 01:04 AM
Kelsey Stevenson with a straight set win today against D. Chu.
George Jecminek lost in straight sets to Nikita Kryvonos. :sad:

Andrew Ochotta and his partner are beating Hugo Di Feo/Ash Misquith 7-6 3-3

Chvojka doubles and Canadian Geoffrey Hernandez still to come.

Snowwy
07-04-2012, 01:30 AM
Ochotta gets the win, isn't that GulbisG...'s friend?

big_j_tennis
07-05-2012, 12:24 AM
Rotaru gets back his ranking with a first round win in the american futures.
Choi, Bester, Chvojka won today, but i don't know about the other guys that play today... good wins for them

Snowwy
07-05-2012, 01:54 AM
Rotaru gets back his ranking with a first round win in the american futures.
Choi, Bester, Chvojka won today, but i don't know about the other guys that play today... good wins for them

Great for Rotaru. Very expected for Choi, Bester, Chvojka. Should be live scores for Di Feo.

Snowwy
07-05-2012, 03:48 AM
Di Feo up 63 41.

Its funny following this event. A few years ago, we had like 5 players ranked and these were a big deal. Now we have 5 in the top 250 and we don't care as a whole about these lower ranked players.

mayumashu
07-05-2012, 04:17 PM
Garforth-Bles took out Anderson by a comfortable scoreline. Still never an Atlantic Canadian to ever earn an ATP ranking point, I believe. That is in singles - they teamed up and won their first round doubles match.

handofgod
07-05-2012, 04:48 PM
Peliwo into the semis at Wimby, facing Krueger.

Not much talk about him anymore - worn out after the last two final losses :confused:?

Snowwy
07-05-2012, 10:46 PM
Peliwo into the semis at Wimby, facing Krueger.

Not much talk about him anymore - worn out after the last two final losses :confused:?

Every event you look at his draw and say, this will be tough and every time he does it. We are really being spoiled by the recent success of Canadian tennis.

Snowwy
07-06-2012, 03:15 PM
Henry Choi with a quarter final in Kelowna.

Snowwy
07-06-2012, 04:43 PM
Peliwo is so clutch. Saved match points in the 5-2* game and the *5-3 game.

Snowwy
07-06-2012, 04:54 PM
Peliwo is so clutch. Saved match points in the 5-2* game and the *5-3 game.

Saves more match points at *5-6

misty1
07-06-2012, 04:57 PM
genie made the final!:bounce:

im so happy for her

elina svitolina spoiled the party and prevented an all canadian final by beating francoise 6-4, 3-6, 6-2

abanda was up and early break in that 3rd set and dropped 6 games in a row

on another note the scheduling decisions of some of these girls confuses me. What the hell is svitolina still doing playing juniors for example? or gavrilova?

im also hoping this is the last year genie will play the junior slams and she'll start focusing on her pro career..same with peliwo

Snowwy
07-06-2012, 05:01 PM
genie made the final!:bounce:

im so happy for her

elina svitolina spoiled the party and prevented an all canadian final by beating francoise 6-4, 3-6, 6-2

abanda was up and early break in that 3rd set and dropped 6 games in a row

on another note the scheduling decisions of some of these girls confuses me. What the hell is svitolina still doing playing juniors for example? or gavrilova?

im also hoping this is the last year genie will play the junior slams and she'll start focusing on her pro career..same with peliwo

I think it makes a lot of sense for juniors no matter age to play junior slams. Big pressure, big courts, if they do well, lots of spectators, I think its better preparation for their careers than playing in some 10k futures event.

Snowwy
07-06-2012, 05:01 PM
Peliwo to a 3rd set!!!! How did that happen. I think 5 match points saved, in 3 different games.

misty1
07-06-2012, 05:11 PM
I think it makes a lot of sense for juniors no matter age to play junior slams. Big pressure, big courts, if they do well, lots of spectators, I think its better preparation for their careers than playing in some 10k futures event.



thats true but at some point they should be thinking about actually working on their pro careers. At some point they need to move on. I dont see the benefit of staying and playing junior slams when girls like svitolina and gavrilova have already had success there and been playing juniors for a number of years so they'll have experienced all that already

Snowwy
07-06-2012, 05:14 PM
thats true but at some point they should be thinking about actually working on their pro careers. At some point they need to move on. I dont see the benefit of staying and playing junior slams when girls like svitolina and gavrilova have already had success there and been playing juniors for a number of years

I guess the question is, at least in my mind, do you want to be the tortoise or the hare? I don't know which is better.

156mphserve
07-06-2012, 05:32 PM
Yep Filip saved 5 mp, I got hom at 5-7 1-1 to see him lose serve. This is awesome, keep going Filip!!!

156mphserve
07-06-2012, 05:33 PM
He breaks, will serve for his 3rd straight GS final. C'Mon!!!

156mphserve
07-06-2012, 05:37 PM
He won. Wow, that's wicked, I felt like afterf those mp at 2-5, if Filip could make him serve for it he may crumble under the pressure, and after he got broken I felt like Filip had a great chance.

He also upped his game after being down in set 2. He was 9-20 W/UE at that point but finished the match 34-33, so he went 25-13 from then on. That's impressive

Time to win one of these finals:)

handofgod
07-06-2012, 05:43 PM
He won. Wow, that's wicked, I felt like afterf those mp at 2-5, if Filip could make him serve for it he may crumble under the pressure, and after he got broken I felt like Filip had a great chance.

He also upped his game after being down in set 2. He was 9-20 W/UE at that point but finished the match 34-33, so he went 25-13 from then on. That's impressive

Time to win one of these finals:)

I am amazed. AMAZING. :worship:

misty1
07-06-2012, 07:23 PM
well they say the 3rd time is the charm..it just depends on whether or not he lets his nerves get the best of him yet again

Snowwy
07-06-2012, 09:07 PM
Chvojka with another easy 2-0 win.

Gonzil
07-06-2012, 11:18 PM
Apparently this is the first time a Canadian has been in the Wimby Juniors Finals, and now we have 2! The juniors have definitely made up for the disappointing performances by the grown-ups in this year's Wimbledon.

It looks like Filip is taking a better approach to this match, than the RG Finals where he said beforehand that he would feel terrible if he lost:

“It’s going to be a good match,” Peliwo said. “I’m going to go for my shots and play loose. I’m the underdog and I have nothing to lose and he has all the pressure to defend the title. If I lose, I’ve made three final so it’s not the end of the world. I just want to go for my shots and not play passively.”

http://www.itftennis.com/juniors/news/articles/finding-a-way-to-the-finals.aspx

misty1
07-07-2012, 03:10 PM
im so happy for genie

at this point she's probably locked up a wild card into the rogers cup

im not sure exactly who the competition would be..none of the other canadian women have really done anything to warrant one

156mphserve
07-07-2012, 03:44 PM
Genie:worship:

I didn't get to watch the final, had to work. I hope they don't call me in tomorrow, I wanna watch Filip's final

Snowwy
07-07-2012, 05:11 PM
Genie:worship:

I didn't get to watch the final, had to work. I hope they don't call me in tomorrow, I wanna watch Filip's final

She was amazing. Completely a level above the other girl, could have been a first round match, it was that easy. 60 minutes with a LONG bathroom break from the other girl between sets, a complete beatdown.

bassoon
07-07-2012, 05:38 PM
im so happy for genie

at this point she's probably locked up a wild card into the rogers cup

im not sure exactly who the competition would be..none of the other canadian women have really done anything to warrant one

I agree that she should get one. I hope El Tabakh gets one, at least into qualifying. She's done really well the last little while. I guess no one is ranked high enough to get Direct Entry. How many wild cards are there?

Ravel
07-07-2012, 05:50 PM
congrats to Genie! :D about time a Canuck won one of these junior Slam finals. We're not 0-for anymore :p

misty1
07-07-2012, 07:52 PM
I agree that she should get one. I hope El Tabakh gets one, at least into qualifying. She's done really well the last little while. I guess no one is ranked high enough to get Direct Entry. How many wild cards are there?

sentimentally i'd love to see heidi get one, she's still my favorite canadian woman

there's 4 or 5 wild cards(i always forget) but they dont have to use them all, last year they only gave out 3.

i think aleks will get direct entry but im not sure because i am not 100% sure what her ranking is, i think its 56.

dubois will get one into the main draw, although i disagree with it but she's the number 2 canadian and they seem to like her so she's got one locked.

156mphserve
07-07-2012, 08:37 PM
There are 4 WC for the women but 1 of them the WTA gets to give out and they don't always do so. Tennis Canada have 3 they can give out to Canadians

Snowwy
07-07-2012, 08:41 PM
It is in Montreal this year, so I will be seeing the women, at least the ones in qualifying and the ones practicing the Saturday before.

Snowwy
07-07-2012, 08:44 PM
http://www.rogerscup.com/women/french/playerList.php

3 WC's. You have to think Wozniak will get one, and Clijsters if she wants one. Leaves one. I am assuming Venus won't want it, she and Serena are planning on staying at the Olympics.

misty1
07-07-2012, 09:37 PM
http://www.rogerscup.com/women/french/playerList.php

3 WC's. You have to think Wozniak will get one, and Clijsters if she wants one. Leaves one. I am assuming Venus won't want it, she and Serena are planning on staying at the Olympics.

just checked the rankings and aleks is at 51. I think she'll do enough where , along with the inevitable withdrawls of players above her she'll get in on her own

if i had to guess i'd say the wild cards will go to bouchard, dubois and kim if she wants or needs one if not im hoping for heidi

Kat_YYZ
07-08-2012, 08:48 AM
Bravo Genie! :D

Snowwy
07-08-2012, 09:11 PM
I think we have the number 1 ranked junior boy and girl now.

FormerRafaFan
07-08-2012, 10:30 PM
Congrats Filip! What a great Wimbledon for Canadian juniors! wow! I feel kinda proud. I know I'm not Canadian, but it certainly feels like I am.. don't know why :p Anyway.. congrats again guys! This is excellent news :dance: :rocker:

Snowwy
07-10-2012, 04:09 PM
Golden age in Canadian's male tennis? 24 ranked players.

misty1
07-10-2012, 04:19 PM
i think its the golden age of junior tennis in canada yes

but to me i cant call this the golden age of mens tennis because while it is a great thing to have so many ranked players very little of them are actually making an impact on the tour. If we had like 4 or 5 guys in the top 100 then that to me would be a golden era of mens tennis in canada or if we had more guys than just milos making noise on the atp tour

i guess its just different ideas of what the golden age idea actually mean to people

Gonzil
07-10-2012, 06:49 PM
If we had like 4 or 5 guys in the top 100 then that to me would be a golden era of mens tennis in canada

Wow, misty, you are not known for being optimistic, but it sounds to me like you are dreaming higher than I would.

I would have thought 3 would be enough to make our "golden age", but I would be happy to find out there is even better in store.

misty1
07-10-2012, 06:55 PM
Wow, misty, you are not known for being optimistic, but it sounds to me like you are dreaming higher than I would.

I would have thought 3 would be enough to make our "golden age", but I would be happy to find out there is even better in store.

:lol:a change from my usual pecisim no?

i thought at some point we've had 3 in the top 100 before but im not sure..i know we've had 2

Snowwy
07-10-2012, 07:25 PM
i think its the golden age of junior tennis in canada yes

but to me i cant call this the golden age of mens tennis because while it is a great thing to have so many ranked players very little of them are actually making an impact on the tour. If we had like 4 or 5 guys in the top 100 then that to me would be a golden era of mens tennis in canada or if we had more guys than just milos making noise on the atp tour

i guess its just different ideas of what the golden age idea actually mean to people

24 ranked players has nothing to do with juniors.

When I joined MTF, Canada had 3 players in the top 665. One at 88, 318 and 468.

Now we have 8, plus Bester who was last week, 7 of which are in the top 350.

misty1
07-10-2012, 07:28 PM
24 ranked players has nothing to do with juniors.

When I joined MTF, Canada had 3 players in the top 665. One at 88, 318 and 468.

Now we have 8, plus Bester who was last week, 7 of which are in the top 350.

like i said its a great accomplishment but i guess it just depends on how you define the golden age idea

im proud of the guys though, dont get me wrong

Gonzil
07-10-2012, 07:55 PM
Here are the rankings for players in top 1000, as of 9 July:

23 Raonic, Milos (CH 21) (start of year: 31)
105 Pospisil, Vasek (CH 95) (start of year: 119)
132 Dancevic, Frank (CH 65) (start of year: 151)
157 Polansky, Peter (CH!) (start of year: 285)
224 Chvojka, Erik (CH 217) (start of year: 268)
278 Diez, Steven (CH 270) (start of year: 363)
334 Duclos, Pierre-Ludovic (CH 229) (start of year: 249)
573 Peliwo, Filip (CH 570) (start of year: 864)
724 Pokrajac, Milan (CH 411) (start of year: 839)
961 Krainik, Pavel (CH 926) (start of year: 999)
974 Bester, Philip (CH 229) (start of year: 391)

Career high for Peter.

Bester has got almost no points left. Duclos is heading in the wrong direction.

Also of note: Nestor and Mirnyi widened their lead over the Bryans - not that they did anything at Wimby, but the Bryans failed to defend a title.

Back on the singles, I am hoping we can get 4 players in the top 150 soon. Whether or not it would count as a "golden age", it would be terrific!

tommyg6
07-10-2012, 09:17 PM
What the heck is going on with Phillip Bester? He's almost out of the top 1000! Seems like his injuries have really derailed his career. I wonder if he will call it quits. Also, PLD is going down the ranks, wtf! He qualified for Rosmalen and his rank drops. ugh.

Snowwy
07-10-2012, 10:18 PM
What the heck is going on with Phillip Bester? He's almost out of the top 1000! Seems like his injuries have really derailed his career. I wonder if he will call it quits. Also, PLD is going down the ranks, wtf! He qualified for Rosmalen and his rank drops. ugh.

Bester has been injured almost all year. PLD has lost almost all year, no surprises really.

mayumashu
07-11-2012, 12:08 AM
Too bad PLD couldn't play more on grass - he played very commendably against Ferrer and in qualies at Newport. Obviously Bester needs to play for as long as he was off to regain his form - I for one hopes he sticks to it for a couple more years anyway and if he happens to stay healthy, I can see him inside the top 200.

misty1
07-11-2012, 12:57 AM
Its unfortunate about peter because a couple seasons ago i thought that by now he could have been where vasek is

Snowwy
07-11-2012, 03:41 AM
Its unfortunate about peter because a couple seasons ago i thought that by now he could have been where vasek is

Maybe he will be some day?

Gonzil
07-11-2012, 04:12 AM
i thought at some point we've had 3 in the top 100 before but im not sure..i know we've had 2

I have done some research into this question (surely there is a faster way of finding out) and the answer is yes. On 31 July 1989 we had 3 in the top 100 (just!):

88 Sznajder, Andrew (CAN)
98 Laurendeau, Martin (CAN)
100 Wostenholme, Martin (CAN)

On that day there were also 3 others in the top 200:

115 Michibata, Glenn (CAN)
154 Connell, Grant (CAN)
167 Pridham, Chris (CAN)

If we are looking for a golden age the period around then (late 1980s, early 1990s) looks like it. I have made a diagram of players in top 200 and it is thick with players in that era, thinning out until in the late 1990s there were only 2 in the top 200 - Nestor and Lareau. From then until recently, there were mostly just 2, sometimes 3.

Snowwy
07-12-2012, 08:11 PM
Choi lost today 60 64 :sad:

tommyg6
07-13-2012, 05:02 PM
Seems to me that PLD thrived on grass. I bet if the whole calendar year was played on grass, PLD would be in the top 200 by now. His game suits it well, I think.

mayumashu
07-14-2012, 12:53 AM
I agree. I think inside the top 150, even. I guess it's just that he plays aggressively and serves well; tries to get to the net where he plays well. Old school grass court tennis.

Snowwy
07-14-2012, 09:37 PM
Isade Juneau and Hugo Di Feo with two wins today, including over ranked players.

Gonzil
07-14-2012, 11:12 PM
Isade Juneau and Hugo Di Feo with two wins today, including over ranked players.

And they play each other next, so one of them gets through :)

I really feel for them, though, playing 2 matches in this heat! One would be bad enough.

Snowwy
07-15-2012, 08:14 PM
And they play each other next, so one of them gets through :)

I really feel for them, though, playing 2 matches in this heat! One would be bad enough.

Juneau wins. Will be intersting to see how he plays against a ranked player.

I think some interesting WCs too.

Dancevic
Bester
Peliwo
Monette
Krainek

Not sure which on the 5 but all of them are in the doubles draw.

Gonzil
07-15-2012, 10:53 PM
Dancevic
Bester
Peliwo
Monette
Krainek

Not sure which on the 5 but all of them are in the doubles draw.

Peliwo is in on his own ranking.

Unfortunately all of our guys with a realistic chance of going anywhere are in the top half of the draw.

Snowwy
07-15-2012, 10:57 PM
All of them got in since Peliwo was a direct entry.

3 direct entries,
2 qualifiers
4 wild cards.

I think that there is a good chance here for a Canadian in the final from the top half with the three highest ranked players being Canadian. Maybe Pokrajac can make a run on the bottom half, he does well in these events sometimes.

misty1
07-16-2012, 01:51 AM
its kind of funny that of the 9 canadians in the draw 6 of them ended up in the same half

vasek has a QF to defend, honestly i dont see anyone stopping him from reaching at least the semi final. IF frank is healthy id take frank to get to the final over him but his recent performances really have be doubting he'll even get that far

i think the favorite in the bottom half is sijsling

i call a sijlsing v.s dancevic/pospisil final

Gonzil
07-16-2012, 02:38 AM
The good thing about the draw is that only 2 Canadians play each other 1st round, so if all goes well, we can have 8 in round 2 :D

I think Vasek probably needs to win this tournament if he wants to get direct entry to US Open.

Snowwy
07-16-2012, 04:17 AM
The good thing about the draw is that only 2 Canadians play each other 1st round, so if all goes well, we can have 8 in round 2 :D

I think Vasek probably needs to win this tournament if he wants to get direct entry to US Open.

If he wins the event, he is into the low 80s, around 82. I think a finals appearence will get him into the US Open.

tommyg6
07-16-2012, 02:02 PM
If he wins the event, he is into the low 80s, around 82. I think a finals appearence will get him into the US Open.

Its doable.

misty1
07-16-2012, 09:01 PM
i think alot will also depend on where his confidence is. He hasnt had a successful run on the main tour on a part of the season vasek was very excited about.

misty1
07-17-2012, 01:04 AM
i'm delighted to see that gabriela dabrowski is back. I hadnt seen her in a while

misty1
07-23-2012, 10:13 PM
shout out to genie who crushed dubois in the final of the womens event this past weekend. Future of canadian womens tennis right there

Snowwy
07-23-2012, 10:15 PM
shout out to genie who crushed dubois in the final of the womens event this past weekend. Future of canadian womens tennis right there

I was happy to see that.

misty1
07-24-2012, 12:55 AM
I was happy to see that.

me too. Im hoping she can crack the top 100 and start making grand slam main draws by next year. My oppinion is that if she keeps the form she has right now for long enough she wont need that wild card to get into wimbledon next year

tommyg6
07-24-2012, 01:09 PM
plus eugenie bouchard is freakin hot. i would do her anyday

misty1
07-24-2012, 01:24 PM
plus eugenie bouchard is freakin hot. i would do her anyday
charming..and given the age difference just a little bit creepy

Gonzil
07-25-2012, 09:15 PM
Olympics team

http://desmond.yfrog.com/Himg876/scaled.php?tn=0&server=876&filename=2nafe.jpg&xsize=640&ysize=640

Note Raonic determinedly not wearing Canadian Olympic apparel - not sure if he is nervous about his Lacoste contract.

The following nicely illustrates height difference between tennis players and divers:

https://p.twimg.com/AypR5OCCQAAk0SC.jpg

(divers are Roseline Filion, Meaghan Benfeito and Jenn Abel.)

156mphserve
07-25-2012, 09:22 PM
Yeah I saw that 2nd one on twitter, had to double check to see if they were athletes or little kids, the height of Milos and Vasek definately exxugerates their lack of height:eek:

misty1
07-25-2012, 11:57 PM
is the second women dubois?

mayumashu
07-26-2012, 12:11 AM
Yes, Dubois is next to Raonic.

misty1
07-28-2012, 01:47 PM
just an embarrassment for dubois/wozniak. They lost 6-2, 6-0 to shvedova/voskoboeva

i guess it was kind of predictable since both wozniak and dubois are absolutely horrid doubles players

mayumashu
07-31-2012, 07:49 PM
Said this in one of the player' threads but it deserves repeating, and in the correct thread - this is definitely the golden age of men's tennis for Canada - we will likely have 10 players inside the top 350 at once in the next year - Raonic, Pospisil, Dancevic, Polansky, Chvojka, Diez, Duclos, Bester, Peliwo, and Pokrajac. The previous best was having 7 players, but in an era when tennis wasn't as global, the late 1980s (Connell, Michibata, Laurendeau, Pridham, Wostenholme, Bonneau and Sznajder)

Gonzil
08-01-2012, 12:07 AM
It turns out that Milos and Vasek were in great company in the photo of the divers above, since they all 3 won a medal!

tommyg6
08-01-2012, 12:49 AM
Guys, check out live streaming of the Vancouver Open challenger! Bester is currently playing! Diez and Dancevic already won their matches.

Here's the link
http://www.vanopen.com/live-streaming.html

Snowwy
08-13-2012, 03:41 AM
Futures event in Toronto and we will have a few Canadians from qualifying.

Huong/Sanders (two Canadians) - Huong should win, he is ranked 48th in Canada. Sanders is ranked 77th.

Garforth-Bles looking like he will qualify.

Alexander Day (40th in Canada) has a shot to qualify, although probably won't happen.

Robert Rotaru will qualify with a win over Andrew Ochotta

Chance for Edward Nguyen.

Phillip Anderson should again qualify over another Canadian.

I am of course very interested to see the main draws here when they are released tomorrow.

Gonzil
08-13-2012, 11:38 PM
New rankings as of today.

19 Raonic, Milos (CH 19) (start of year: 31)
103 Pospisil, Vasek (CH 85) (start of year: 119)
123 Dancevic, Frank (CH 65) (start of year: 151)
161 Polansky, Peter (CH 155) (start of year: 285)
205 Chvojka, Erik (CH 205) (start of year: 268)
284 Diez, Steven (CH 270) (start of year: 363)
356 Duclos, Pierre-Ludovic (CH 229) (start of year: 249)
569 Bester, Philip (CH 229) (start of year: 391)
614 Peliwo, Filip (CH 570) (start of year: 864)
621 Pokrajac, Milan (CH 411) (start of year: 839)
990 Krainik, Pavel (CH 926) (start of year: 999)

In the last 4 weeks, 4 of our players have reached a career high: Milos today at 19, Peter and Erik 2 weeks ago at 155 and 205 respectively, and Vasek 3 weeks ago at 85. Congrats to them all.

Gonzil
08-14-2012, 12:15 AM
Well, that's a surprise: Peter has taken a wildcard into the Canadian Futures (and is seeded #2). Anderson and Hoang qualified, but unfortunately are drawn against seeds #4 and #1. Hoang also qualified and gets a better draw.

http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2012/2091/mds.pdf

Snowwy
08-14-2012, 12:22 AM
Polansky taking a WC to play in Canada F5.

Rotaru, Anderson and Huong qualified.

Other wildcards to Z. White, D. Chu and most excitingly M. Beran.

Direct entries to Pokrajac, Choi and Krainek.

My Predictions

Rotaru - R1
Choi - R2
Krainek - R2
Anderson - R1
White - R1
Beran - R1
Hoang - R1
Pokrajac - QF
Chu - R1
Polansky - F

Also, I will be very interested to see how Garza does, I played in a tournament where he was the top seed this past weekend so will be interesting.

Gonzil
08-16-2012, 02:05 AM
Not much joy for our Canadian qualifiers, unfortunately. Hoang and Anderson won 1 game each, and Rotaru none. Choi, Pokrajac and Polansky through to round 2.

Snowwy
08-16-2012, 05:37 AM
Only surprised by Krainek's lose. Lim is not a great player.

Snowwy
08-16-2012, 04:36 PM
I could see today's match being a close one for Polansky.

mayumashu
08-17-2012, 12:55 AM
Kinda of thought Polansky's might be close too, but it wasn't in the end. Choi did okay to take five games off Udomchoke, and Pokrajac lost in two close sets.

Snowwy
08-18-2012, 04:03 AM
Polansky won easily today. Tomorrow could be a bit closer.

Snowwy
08-22-2012, 02:21 AM
Wins for Choi, Jecminek (second ATP point), Anderson (first ATP point and Peliwo in Winnipeg.

mayumashu
08-22-2012, 02:37 AM
Well done, Phil Anderson. First Atlantic Canadian ever to earn an ATP ranking point in singles, unless I'm mistaken.

Snowwy
08-22-2012, 02:42 AM
Well done, Phil Anderson. First Atlantic Canadian ever to earn an ATP ranking point in singles, unless I'm mistaken.

He's done quite well this year actually, qualifying for a bunch of the future events. Tomorrow I expect Chu and Pokrajac to make it 6 Canadians in the second round.

mayumashu
08-22-2012, 02:56 AM
Too bad that qualifying doesn't earn points - maybe it could be that to do so twice or three times could give a player a point. The ATP also should change that a player who qualifies for more tournaments is ranked lower than a player who doesn't when they both players have the same number of points. (Because it is that the player who has played in more main draws, regardless of why he has been entered into these main draws, is ranked lower than another player with the same number of ranking points but who has played in fewer main draws.)

Gonzil
08-28-2012, 03:43 AM
Rankings for 27 August:


16 Raonic, Milos (CH 16) (start of year: 31)
103 Pospisil, Vasek (CH 85) (start of year: 119)
124 Dancevic, Frank (CH 65) (start of year: 151)
154 Polansky, Peter (CH!) (start of year: 285)
204 Chvojka, Erik (CH!) (start of year: 268)
261 Diez, Steven (CH!) (start of year: 363)
399 Duclos, Pierre-Ludovic (CH 229) (start of year: 249)
564 Bester, Philip (CH 229) (start of year: 391)
606 Pokrajac, Milan (CH 411) (start of year: 839)
609 Peliwo, Filip (CH 570) (start of year: 864)
994 Krainik, Pavel (CH 926) (start of year: 999)

Congrats to Peter, Erik and Steve, all of whom reach new career highs.

mayumashu
08-28-2012, 05:14 PM
Chvojka just outside the top 200 - great stuff. Really hope Bester can get it going, but it's the same with him for a few years now. Diez is definitely coming along.

Phil Anderson bothering to play the NS Open while on vacation back home. (Adam Becker the No. 2 seed and Luke Saunders, a junior, seeded 3) Anderson has graduated from uni. so I guess he'll head out to try the pro tour. (I should just ask him his intentions when at the NS Open.)

Snowwy
08-28-2012, 07:26 PM
Hugo Di Feo beat the #2 seed today in Canada, 6th junior in the world, in two sets. 64 62

handofgod
08-28-2012, 10:30 PM
Hugo Di Feo beat the #2 seed today in Canada, 6th junior in the world, in two sets. 64 62

Even though it's a great accomplishment no doubt, I don't consider Milojevic a top 10 player. He chases easy points.

Snowwy
08-28-2012, 10:32 PM
Even though it's a great accomplishment no doubt, I don't consider Milojevic a top 10 player. He chases easy points.

Oh okay, I know nothing about him.

misty1
08-28-2012, 10:37 PM
its no offense to erik but how did he even get to this point? im just wondering where his points are coming from

Snowwy
08-28-2012, 10:41 PM
its no offense to erik but how did he even get to this point? im just wondering where his points are coming from

Challenger F
3 Challenger QF
2 Futures W
Q3 Wimbledon
6 Challenger 2nd round
1 Futures F
3 Futures SF

handofgod
08-29-2012, 12:32 AM
Oh okay, I know nothing about him.

Definitely a top 20 player. Most of his points came from poorly attended tournaments in Asia.

156mphserve
09-03-2012, 09:48 PM
Isn't Karl Hale the tournament director of the rogers cup? Playing doubles in the futures event in Toronto :lol:

Snowwy
09-03-2012, 10:42 PM
Isn't Karl Hale the tournament director of the rogers cup? Playing doubles in the futures event in Toronto :lol:

He is a pretty good senior player.

mayumashu
09-11-2012, 11:58 PM
Jecminek and Dan Chu with biggish upsets today in first round of Canada F8.

Snowwy
09-12-2012, 03:58 AM
Jecminek is the one low ranked Canadian who I feel could move up the rankings if he gave the pro game another go.

big_j_tennis
09-13-2012, 02:43 PM
Jecminek is the one low ranked Canadian who I feel could move up the rankings if he gave the pro game another go.

He won his 2nd round and is in the quarters. Good job to him.

also, this guy Antoine Richard, who has been trying out the pro circuit in Turkey for the past year or so, got his first ATP point. solid work, since a year ago he was barely winning rounds in qualifying...

Snowwy
09-13-2012, 03:56 PM
He won his 2nd round and is in the quarters. Good job to him.

also, this guy Antoine Richard, who has been trying out the pro circuit in Turkey for the past year or so, got his first ATP point. solid work, since a year ago he was barely winning rounds in qualifying...

Same as Mo Niaki with the improved results.

Gonzil
09-18-2012, 01:47 AM
Rankings top 1000 as of 17 Sept 2012:


15 Raonic, Milos (CH 15) (start of year: 31)
120 Pospisil, Vasek (CH 85) (start of year: 119)
132 Dancevic, Frank (CH 65) (start of year: 151)
151 Polansky, Peter (CH!) (start of year: 285)
218 Chvojka, Erik (CH 204) (start of year: 268)
262 Diez, Steven (CH 260) (start of year: 363)
432 Duclos, Pierre-Ludovic (CH 229) (start of year: 249)
557 Bester, Philip (CH 229) (start of year: 391)
566 Peliwo, Filip (CH 564) (start of year: 864)
612 Pokrajac, Milan (CH 411) (start of year: 839)

Congrats on career high this week to Polansky, and last week to Raonic, Diez and Peliwo.

misty1
09-18-2012, 01:50 AM
i could swear peter was inside the top 150 before..guess i was wrong

Snowwy
09-18-2012, 03:07 AM
His career high before this recent run of career highs was 164.

misty1
09-18-2012, 01:14 PM
steven lost in the first round to andrey kuznetsov in trnava

was going to be a tough ask for him since andrey has been playing really well

letshavefun3
09-18-2012, 07:08 PM
steven lost in the first round of qualies to andrey kuznetsov in trnava

was going to be a tough ask for him since andrey has been playing really well

Steven actually qualified but lost first round in the main draw.

misty1
09-19-2012, 12:55 AM
Steven actually qualified but lost first round in the main draw.

yeah, i dont know what i was thinking there..

Snowwy
09-19-2012, 01:19 AM
Disappointing for Hasseig and Juneau, I thought thye both could win, Pokrajac won today, opening draw for Peliwo.

misty1
09-19-2012, 01:35 AM
and erik won his match today in izmir 7-6, 6-3

if frank wins tommorrow they will play each other for a spot in the QF likely against copil

phil unfortunately lost in 3 to souza

mayumashu
09-20-2012, 02:58 AM
No particular good news for Canadians in first round of Canada F9. Peliwo lost pretty handily to a guy ranked over a thousand spots lower than him. Krainik and Di Feo beat a couple of lower ranked fellow Canadians to advance - them along with Peter and Prokajac mean there are four left out of 16 players in singles.

Snowwy
09-20-2012, 12:48 PM
Yeah, I thought R1 would go better when I saw the draw.

mayumashu
09-21-2012, 01:50 AM
Antoine Richard continues to get results, into the quarter of Turkey Futures.

Gonzil
09-24-2012, 03:30 AM
Top 1000 rankings for 24 September:


15 Raonic, Milos (CH 15) (start of year: 31)
122 Pospisil, Vasek (CH 85) (start of year: 119)
139 Dancevic, Frank (CH 65) (start of year: 151)
149 Polansky, Peter (CH!) (start of year: 285)
213 Chvojka, Erik (CH 204) (start of year: 268)
253 Diez, Steven (CH!) (start of year: 363)
430 Duclos, Pierre-Ludovic (CH 229) (start of year: 249)
557 Bester, Philip (CH 229) (start of year: 391)
571 Peliwo, Filip (CH 564) (start of year: 864)
630 Pokrajac, Milan (CH 411) (start of year: 839)

New career highs for Polansky and Diez.

Bring out the trumpets to celebrate the fact that we have 4 players in the top 150. If I am not mistaken, the first time in over 20 years. On 18 March 1991 we had:

74 Connell, Grant (CAN)
111 Sznajder, Andrew (CAN)
145 Pridham, Chris (CAN)
150 Wostenholme, Martin (CAN)

Enjoy it to the full this week, as next week Peter's going down again (he has points dropping off).

mayumashu
10-02-2012, 12:33 AM
A low point for Canadian players now. Can only go up from here. Raonic losing to Nieminen indoors in straight sets. Frank not playing despite signing up (in Belgium). Peter retiring from his match. Bester withdrawing from the Brazil challenger. Duclos not playing. Chvojka losing in the second round of a Future (last week).

Pospisil is playing pretty good, taking Dimitrov to three sets and Diez came back from 0-6 to win, but in a Futures 1st round match. Like I say, it can only go up from here.

misty1
10-02-2012, 01:26 PM
erik playing in a futures event this week is a bit rediculous..actually its alot rediculous

no one in that event is anywhere near him in the rankings

mayumashu
10-02-2012, 10:24 PM
If he wins the tourney, he'll win 18 points and gain 16 points (since he drops two points at week's end). I can't tell where this would put him since ATP.com's ranking listing is screwed up now (ranking for a player on their profile page and on the rankings list page are different - Chovojka is either 214 or 227 now - I think it is actuallly the former but not sure). So, he might climb ten places, I'm guessing. I suppose this allows him to be safe to qualify for Aussie Open qualies, but is that the right way to approach tour tennis?

Is he in it for the money or to hope to break through and get ranked higher. If it's not the latter, you'd think he'd pack it in. Or maybe he just loves tennis that much? You'd think he d play challengers so to get better, and let the rankings come with that. Definitely seems he struggles with confidence, as tour tennis players go.

misty1
10-03-2012, 01:17 AM
I can see some of the reasons your saying but it kind of annoys me that he's doing this. Its one thing for players who dont need to the points or money to drop down to the challenger level.(I have a few exceptions to that being okay but in general it annoys me). Its another thing for a player almost in the top 200 to be playing a futures event where the guy ranked highest after him is 400 places below.

his rankings looks great but he doesnt have alot of good results at stronger tournaments to back that up. His ranking is really inflated at the moment. I know he hasnt done well on hgiher level events but if he would play more of them instead of insisting on constantly jumping down to the futures he'd get better

Gonzil
10-03-2012, 01:51 AM
I can't tell where this would put him since ATP.com's ranking listing is screwed up now (ranking for a player on their profile page and on the rankings list page are different - Chovojka is either 214 or 227 now - I think it is actuallly the former but not sure).

The reason it looks screwed up is that ATP suddenly decided a couple of weeks ago to have the rankings page default to the race (i.e. year to date). Nice, I suppose, if you are looking for the race, but extremely confusing for people who thought they were getting the rankings. You have to click on the menu on left for singles rankings.

Chvojka is 214 in rankings, 227 in the race.

Snowwy
10-03-2012, 03:13 AM
I can see some of the reasons your saying but it kind of annoys me that he's doing this. Its one thing for players who dont need to the points or money to drop down to the challenger level.(I have a few exceptions to that being okay but in general it annoys me). Its another thing for a player almost in the top 200 to be playing a futures event where the guy ranked highest after him is 400 places below.

his rankings looks great but he doesnt have alot of good results at stronger tournaments to back that up. His ranking is really inflated at the moment. I know he hasnt done well on hgiher level events but if he would play more of them instead of insisting on constantly jumping down to the futures he'd get better

You realize sports are competitive and if you are ranked higher, you can do anything you want. This post is almost at the level of those who say NHL players shouldn't be playing in Europe in the lockout. Erik can play any tournament he wants to if his ranking is high enough, its a business, he is not in it to make players ranked #600 in the world feel good.

Now, I do have a guess as to why he is in it. Two actually. I think he has a small lingering injury, giving him no chance to win at the challenger level (or so he believes), so his options are to pack it in and make no money and lose ranking points or to play futures he should do well in even with his injury to keep his ranking and earn money to play in other events and get healthy.

We know that Tennis Canada gives Erik nothing so I can see why he has do to this and if this situation is true (I only guess based on recent terrible results which are out of character for Erik, he always beats players ranked below him and rarely beats players ranked ahead of him) then its laughable to say he shouldn't be making an earning and he should be making no money on the challenger tour.

We could have had some insight into this but the 2eazy was scared into leaving by the crazies of this board sadly.

J99
10-03-2012, 03:28 AM
I can see some of the reasons your saying but it kind of annoys me that he's doing this. Its one thing for players who dont need to the points or money to drop down to the challenger level.(I have a few exceptions to that being okay but in general it annoys me). Its another thing for a player almost in the top 200 to be playing a futures event where the guy ranked highest after him is 400 places below.

his rankings looks great but he doesnt have alot of good results at stronger tournaments to back that up. His ranking is really inflated at the moment. I know he hasnt done well on hgiher level events but if he would play more of them instead of insisting on constantly jumping down to the futures he'd get better

One thing you gotta know when the rankings are that low, is that they really don't mean as much at that level, there isn't much seperating CH players from Futures players, there could be and are some very good young Futures players there, you can't always go just by a players rank.

Snowwy
10-03-2012, 12:25 PM
One thing you gotta know when the rankings are that low, is that they really don't mean as much at that level, there isn't much seperating CH players from Futures players, there could be and are some very good young Futures players there, you can't always go just by a players rank.

If Vinceguerra is healthy he will win the event. And what's he, unranked?

misty1
10-03-2012, 01:29 PM
You realize sports are competitive and if you are ranked higher, you can do anything you want. This post is almost at the level of those who say NHL players shouldn't be playing in Europe in the lockout. Erik can play any tournament he wants to if his ranking is high enough, its a business, he is not in it to make players ranked #600 in the world feel good.

Now, I do have a guess as to why he is in it. Two actually. I think he has a small lingering injury, giving him no chance to win at the challenger level (or so he believes), so his options are to pack it in and make no money and lose ranking points or to play futures he should do well in even with his injury to keep his ranking and earn money to play in other events and get healthy.

We know that Tennis Canada gives Erik nothing so I can see why he has do to this and if this situation is true (I only guess based on recent terrible results which are out of character for Erik, he always beats players ranked below him and rarely beats players ranked ahead of him) then its laughable to say he shouldn't be making an earning and he should be making no money on the challenger tour.

We could have had some insight into this but the 2eazy was scared into leaving by the crazies of this board sadly.

Of course he's not in it to make those players feel good. But i feel like every level of the tour was designed to help you build yourself up so that you can get to that next level. Futures were designed to help people break on to the tour. Challengers are the next step up from futures and are to help you prepare for the atp tour and then once you get good enough in challengers you start transitioning to the main tour, hopefully forever leaving the challengers behind. Some guys need to go back and forth between challengers and the atp tour.

Erik can love the game all he wants but there are plenty of challengers for him to to get in to or try and get in to. Yes there are some great young players playing the futures tour but there is a real difference between the challengers and futures tour

if he wants to make an earning playing this game then why not try and play the events that will earn you more money? futures only really help you if you do good in them point wise and the money isnt that great

also if he does have an injury even if its just a small one why not take the time off to get rid of it and then go back and play at a higher level

besides if he is injured to the point where its affecting his play that much and he really cant fight through it then maybe ikt would be better to tak time off.

J99
10-04-2012, 01:17 AM
If Vinceguerra is healthy he will win the event. And what's he, unranked?

Your point being that you agree with me, of course there can be some good vets too, but to say that he will win the even for sure is a bit of a stretch.

Snowwy
10-04-2012, 02:55 AM
Your point being that you agree with me, of course there can be some good vets too, but to say that he will win the even for sure is a bit of a stretch.

If he is healthy, he's a borderline ATP player

J99
10-04-2012, 02:59 AM
If he is healthy, he's a borderline ATP player

Perhaps, but if he meets Erik in the final, would you want to say that he will win the match 100%.

Snowwy
10-04-2012, 04:42 AM
Perhaps, but if he meets Erik in the final, would you want to say that he will win the match 100%.

Will I know if he is healthy? Will he even know if he is healthy? If he is, I would say 98% on hard courts AV wins and 100% on clay courts, yes. But AV hasn't been healthy since 04? or 05? Not sure when, but its been a really long time.

J99
10-05-2012, 01:28 AM
Will I know if he is healthy? Will he even know if he is healthy? If he is, I would say 98% on hard courts AV wins and 100% on clay courts, yes. But AV hasn't been healthy since 04? or 05? Not sure when, but its been a really long time.

Yes, but even at his peak, which was 11 years ago, he was #33, so I don't know that he would even be top 100 if he was healthy now.

mayumashu
10-05-2012, 01:49 AM
Of course he's not in it to make those players feel good. But i feel like every level of the tour was designed to help you build yourself up so that you can get to that next level. Futures were designed to help people break on to the tour. Challengers are the next step up from futures and are to help you prepare for the atp tour and then once you get good enough in challengers you start transitioning to the main tour, hopefully forever leaving the challengers behind. Some guys need to go back and forth between challengers and the atp tour.

Erik can love the game all he wants but there are plenty of challengers for him to to get in to or try and get in to. Yes there are some great young players playing the futures tour but there is a real difference between the challengers and futures tour

if he wants to make an earning playing this game then why not try and play the events that will earn you more money? futures only really help you if you do good in them point wise and the money isnt that great

also if he does have an injury even if its just a small one why not take the time off to get rid of it and then go back and play at a higher level

besides if he is injured to the point where its affecting his play that much and he really cant fight through it then maybe ikt would be better to tak time off.

Yeah but if he is lightly injured and then packs it in, he ll likely slip out of entry in Aussie Open qualies, not to mention lose his rhythm while on the sidelines. (At the same time is would be calculated risk, as he may become more injured.) If he isn't injured and this is about confidence, his lack of confidence would likely explain his pure judgement in doing this to try to improve his confidence. (a downward spiral is underway). Or maybe he knows that his confidence comes and goes, and that in January he could be on the rise again, and playing Futures now just allows him to wait out low confidence now and be able to play the qualies when it returns...

To your point that this is rather poor sportsmanship - perhaps players with a certain ranking should simply be barred from entry into Futures events (or a new name for these tourneys should be come up with!).

mayumashu
10-05-2012, 01:46 PM
The reason it looks screwed up is that ATP suddenly decided a couple of weeks ago to have the rankings page default to the race (i.e. year to date). Nice, I suppose, if you are looking for the race, but extremely confusing for people who thought they were getting the rankings. You have to click on the menu on left for singles rankings.

Chvojka is 214 in rankings, 227 in the race.

Thanks for pointing this out.

Snowwy
10-06-2012, 02:54 PM
Yes, but even at his peak, which was 11 years ago, he was #33, so I don't know that he would even be top 100 if he was healthy now.

Even if he's not healthy VInci won.

Snowwy
10-22-2012, 11:18 PM
Alexandre LATYCHEV of Canada is in his first futures main draw in USA F29.

J99
10-23-2012, 12:06 AM
Alexandre LATYCHEV of Canada is in his first futures main draw in USA F29.

Actually he did not.

Snowwy
10-23-2012, 12:26 AM
Actually he did not.

What? Is he not in the draw? Itf tennis says he is.

J99
10-23-2012, 12:41 AM
What? Is he not in the draw? Itf tennis says he is.

Oh yeah, he is in, but as a LL, he didn't actually qualify for it.

Isn't he still a junior btw?

Snowwy
10-23-2012, 03:07 AM
Oh yeah, he is in, but as a LL, he didn't actually qualify for it.

Isn't he still a junior btw?

Yeah, LL, but still first main draw. :)

He is still 17, I know nothing about his junior career, do you?

J99
10-23-2012, 03:34 AM
Yeah, LL, but still first main draw. :)

He is still 17, I know nothing about his junior career, do you?

All I know is he's ranked in the 1000's as a junior.

Once he had to play 4 qualy rounds to get into a Futures, but lost the 4th of course.

Snowwy
10-23-2012, 12:59 PM
All I know is he's ranked in the 1000's as a junior.

Once he had to play 4 qualy rounds to get into a Futures, but lost the 4th of course.

He is actually ranked in the 2000's in the juniors.

big_j_tennis
11-13-2012, 03:48 AM
A Canadian named Ryan Chow just earned his first ATP point in a futures event in Burundi. Qualified and won a round. Does anybody have info on him?

J99
11-13-2012, 05:56 AM
A Canadian named Ryan Chow just earned his first ATP point in a futures event in Burundi. Qualified and won a round. Does anybody have info on him?

http://itftennis.com/procircuit/players/player/profile.aspx?playerid=100086957

Snowwy
11-13-2012, 11:52 AM
This might be about him.

We are excited to introduce Ryan Chow as the Head Tennis Professional for the 2012 season.
Ryan brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the club from his lifelong participation in tennis. He was first introduced to the game by his family growing up in the Beaches, and then went on to play college tennis in the U.S. During college Ryan helped his team reach the final 16 at the National Championships, earning him the All-Conference Player Award in both singles and doubles. He has also traveled on the Futures Circuit (the first tier of professional tennis) qualifying for main draw singles and doubles events.
Ryan has extensive experience improving the tennis skills of all ages and is excited to share his knowledge of the game with Leaside’s members. He holds a Coach 1 certification and is currently enrolled in Tennis Canada’s third level, Club Pro 2 course. In the past two years, Ryan has attended two Progressive Tennis seminars where he has learned the leading method for teaching children, and has since implemented the progressive tennis method as a physical education program in schools. He has held the positions as Head Tennis Professional at Yellowknife Tennis Club and Assistant Tennis Professional for the Wanaka Tennis Club in New Zealand. Ryan has worked with the TTA for the past 3 years, and recently worked with the Ontario National Training Centre’s Under9 and under10 programs alongside several of Canada’s top coaches. In January 2012, Ryan was a co-planner of the successful charity event, “Carnival on the Courts”, hosted by the Fitness Institute North York.
Ryan looks forward to meeting the Leaside members and helping them enjoy their game. Here's to a successful season and see you soon!

J99
11-14-2012, 05:23 AM
Di Feo qualified for the Merida Futures, had to beat another Canadian Jecminek to do it, drew the #1 seed Barrientos in R1 though.

J99
11-19-2012, 08:14 AM
Di Feo lost the R1 match 7-5, 6-1.

K. Stevenson also played as a LL, but lost to #1049 Lu Yang of China 6-4, 6-1 in Phuket.

Unranked Andrew Ochotta qualified for Mazatlan Futures, had to win just 1 match, he's 19 years old, right handed, will play another unranked qualy Ramirez Vega of Mexico in R1.

Unranked Kevin Kylar qualified for Mazatlan Futures, had to win just 1 match, he's 18, right handed, will play #1566 Dante Saleh of the US in R1.

#1118 Jecminek will play the #4 seed M. Quintero of Colombia in R1 of Mazatlan.

J99
11-20-2012, 07:39 AM
Kylar is out in Mazatlan to Saleh, 6-4, 6-3.

Ochotta is into R2 of Mazatlan 6-0, 6-0, over Ramirez Vega.

J99
11-21-2012, 10:04 AM
Ochotta will play 7th seed #667 Luis Davis Martinez of Venezuela in R2 tomorrow, 1st match of the day.

Jecminek lost to Quintero 6-3, 6-4.

J99
11-21-2012, 09:15 PM
Ochotta lost today 7-6, 5-7, 6-2, looks like it was a good effort though and could be one to watch for the future.

Snowwy
02-18-2013, 04:16 AM
Canada has 28 ranked players this week.

Four years ago this week, they had 12.

Gonzil
02-19-2013, 01:34 AM
We also have 4 players in the top 150. At the beginning of 2011, just a bit more than 2 years ago, we had no players in the top 150.

Snowwy
02-20-2013, 01:40 AM
George Jecminek qualified for the futures event in the USA this week. He has a winnable R1 match.

J99
02-20-2013, 02:40 AM
We also have 4 players in the top 150. At the beginning of 2011, just a bit more than 2 years ago, we had no players in the top 150.

Only due to injury.

Snowwy
02-21-2013, 02:06 AM
George Jecminek: Good win today 6-4 6-4 to get into 2nd round main draw here in Brownsville, TX. Fight!

Snowwy
02-21-2013, 10:09 PM
George Jecminek: Tough one today, went down 7-5 6-3 with a lot of break chances... Harlingen next

big_j_tennis
02-28-2013, 03:34 AM
Just saw that Colombian Robert Farah was born in Montreal. Does anyone know how long he lived here?
(Born in Canada, played college in the US, lives in the US and plays for Colombia...)

Snowwy
02-28-2013, 03:49 AM
Just saw that Colombian Robert Farah was born in Montreal. Does anyone know how long he lived here?
(Born in Canada, played college in the US, lives in the US and plays for Colombia...)

Interesting observation, I know nothng bout this,

mayumashu
03-04-2013, 12:15 PM
Canadian seeds in qualifying for Canada F1 took a hit. Jecminek, Dan Chu, and Ochotta all lost in the second round. Chvojka (a late entry, WC), Martin Beran, Phil Anderson, and Alexander Day only Canucks left, all play today for a spot in main draw.