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Snowwy
01-10-2011, 01:37 PM
Our other thread has reached the max posts for a thread on MTF (5000) so we will start a new one.

Here is a link to the old one.
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=5037

We can either keep this second thread or see if they will allow us to get a subform for Canadian players like many other countries have (which they may not allow).

What do you guys think?

GasquetGulbis
01-10-2011, 02:49 PM
I think we should definitely try for a subforum. Once Dancevic gets back on form, and now that Raonic is coming up, we probably have as much a right to the forum as Asia, which only has 2 player forums, and then 1 subforum.

FormerRafaFan
01-10-2011, 03:12 PM
I think we should definitely try for a subforum. Once Dancevic gets back on form, and now that Raonic is coming up, we probably have as much a right to the forum as Asia, which only has 2 player forums, and then 1 subforum.

I'm sorry, but Dancevic back to form?!?! Isn't he still ranked around, like, 300? That is not very good imo. I know he's trying to come back from injury, but he's been "trying" for way too long now.

Our best hope I think is to get a subforum for Milos. He is only getting more and more popular here on MTF, and he's getting better and better too. Won't be too long before he cracks the Top 100 :)

misty1
01-10-2011, 05:10 PM
i bet you just jinxed that now

i know frank will be back, he just needs a draw where he can get himself going instead of having to play those seeded players in the first round all the damn time:mad:

but yeah i think, if asia who really only currently has nishikori deserves a sub forum then canada sure as hell does

ibreak4coffee
01-10-2011, 05:39 PM
We need a sub-forum. Consistently around 20 Canadians (and honorary Canadian Sokk :worship:) of us post in here. There are others who show up for commentary on Dancevic and Polansky, and I bet a lot more will start looking for Raonic.

Frankly Berankis and Dimitrov have their own threads... so does Dustin Brown! I think Milos needs his own too :)

GasquetGulbis
01-10-2011, 05:39 PM
Frank still has the caliber to compete with players of Haase's level, I'm sure he'll get back to around the top 100, won't do much more, but still a good ranking.

ibreak4coffee
01-10-2011, 05:40 PM
Awesome news - according to the Australian Open thread here there will be livestreaming for the qualies :worship:

misty1
01-10-2011, 05:55 PM
Awesome news - according to the Australian Open thread here there will be livestreaming for the qualies :worship:

i like that...but for every court?

FormerRafaFan
01-10-2011, 06:07 PM
what you mean milos deserves a sub forum like grigor? or a thread like frank?

Maybe someone should make a thread for Milos. He has a following here on MTF, and is probably the only Canadian player with that many international fans :)

misty1
01-10-2011, 06:15 PM
if you want me to i'll start one

just wasnt sure what he meant because rycka doesnt have what grigor does.even though i think he deserves one

if im right and getting a thread like grigor has takes popularity+ accomplishment and by that i mean challenger win then milos will have to wait.

FormerRafaFan
01-10-2011, 07:22 PM
if you want me to i'll start one

just wasnt sure what he meant because rycka doesnt have what grigor does.even though i think he deserves one

if im right and getting a thread like grigor has takes popularity+ accomplishment and by that i mean challenger win then milos will have to wait.

Huh? how can challenger wins trump winning ATP matches? And if you're worried about popularity, well, I agree that Grigor is more popular than Milos, now. But I've noticed Milos getting more and more fans. People seem to generally like him and comment on his matches in GM. I think he will get more fans and be more popular eventually when he wins more ATP matches, which I'm sure he will! :)

misty1
01-10-2011, 09:03 PM
how the hell should i know how that trumps it? thats just my theory i really have no idea how they decide who gets a thread.

i would guess, like i said accomplishment+populairty+interest and activity in the players thread.


if it wasnt true than rycka would have a thread of his own aswell.

FormerRafaFan
01-10-2011, 09:26 PM
how the hell should i know how that trumps it? thats just my theory i really have no idea how they decide who gets a thread.

i would guess, like i said accomplishment+populairty+interest and activity in the players thread.


if it wasnt true than rycka would have a thread of his own aswell.

Sorry if I sounded rude, that wasn't my intention.

I agree with you. I think they decide on the progress a player makes and his popularity and how many fans he's got. I think that's why Grigor got his own subforum. He's popular and winning lots of matches. Not saying he doesn't deserve it. I think he does, and I'm not even a fan. And I don't think Milos has quite reached his level yet, but like I said, I think Milos is progressing just fine. And I think people will notice him more when he wins more matches. He'll get his own subforum eventually. I'm just glad he has his own thread now. At least that's something ;)

misty1
01-10-2011, 10:13 PM
thats okay, i blame the internet. Its hard to read into exactly what is behind someone's posts

im sorry i kind of bit your head off

Blarghman
01-10-2011, 10:25 PM
Fresh new thread :cool:

It would be nice to have a subforum, hopefully it can happen, even if we are a bit small for it :)

Blarghman
01-10-2011, 10:29 PM
i like that...but for every court?

Considering they don't even stream MD matches on most courts, I would think we'll probably be looking one, maybe two courts. I think odds are slim we'll see one of our boys on there, unless they draw an Aussie.

FormerRafaFan
01-10-2011, 11:34 PM
Considering they don't even stream MD matches on most courts, I would think we'll probably be looking one, maybe two courts. I think odds are slim we'll see one of our boys on there, unless they draw an Aussie.

It sucks. I rarely get so see the Canadians play. I would love to watch them play in AO, even if it is just the qualies :)

Snowwy
01-10-2011, 11:50 PM
I read 4 courts would be live streamed

As for the subforum

Once the Aussie Open is finished we will be opening up the polling process again for new forums to be added - you can request one at that time and we'll look into it and see if activity justifies the creation of a new forum :)

big_j_tennis
01-11-2011, 12:49 AM
A subforum would be pretty cool...

when is the aussie open qualifiying draw made?

letshavefun3
01-11-2011, 02:41 AM
A subforum would be pretty cool...

when is the aussie open qualifiying draw made?

Tuesday night!

Emeraldhands
01-11-2011, 03:46 AM
Ah feels good to have a new fresh forum. I mean I think we should have a sub-forum. I mean look this is the 21st post of the day.

GasquetGulbis
01-11-2011, 03:53 AM
We easily have an argument for our own sub-forum, especially considering we talk about everyone from Raonic to Dancevic to Chvojka to Krainik to Peliwo, as opposed to some of the other sub-forums which talk about their top players and that's it.

156mphserve
01-11-2011, 04:01 AM
yeah, I definately agree, we need a sub-forum.:yeah:

Q draw soon, hope the canadians all get good draws, but especially Milos, Peter, Frank, and Philip...whoops that's all of them:lol:

Minn
01-11-2011, 04:03 AM
I also support a sub-forum.

Gonzil
01-11-2011, 04:21 AM
I see I am going against the flow here, but I like having a single thread for all the Canadians. It makes one-stop shopping for us, which is convenient, and it has a nice equalizing effect as all the players have the same claim to notice. (I know we do have the separate thread for Dancevic, but it seems like we often end up posting on his progress here as it easier to put all the updates in one place).

Snowwy
01-11-2011, 05:20 AM
I see I am going against the flow here, but I like having a single thread for all the Canadians. It makes one-stop shopping for us, which is convenient, and it has a nice equalizing effect as all the players have the same claim to notice. (I know we do have the separate thread for Dancevic, but it seems like we often end up posting on his progress here as it easier to put all the updates in one place).

I know what you mean, that's why I never asked before we got to 5000 in the other one. I'm indifferent either way, but with a Frank thread and now a Milos one, it looks like we are spreading out.

156mphserve
01-11-2011, 07:57 AM
AO Qualifying draw is out, and for once I really love the draws the canadians got.

Milos should qualify easily in my mind
Frank should as well, he got a dream draw I think, both the seeds in his section are off their game, and not really any scary unseeded players there
Peter's draw is decent, he would face a very tricky 3rd round opponent no matter who he would play really, but he got a favorible opener, and i can see him beating Huta Galung if he plays well
Bester's draw is nice as well, not expecting him to qualify, tough opener with Massu but he's older now, so definately beatable.

All in all I'm more than pleased:D

ibreak4coffee
01-11-2011, 07:59 AM
Aussie Open qualy draw is out

http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/scores/draws/qs/index.html

I really like Frank's draw (for once) - I think getting by Chiudinelli is very feasible. Ungur in the first round is a dream match-up.

Milos came out pretty well too - I think his first match against Goffin is the trickiest. But Niland is beatable. He should be the favorite to come out of this section.

Bester plays Massu in round 1 and dont know what to expect there. But even if he wins, beating Kravchuk and possibly Bolelli is a tough draw.

I think Peter has the worst draw though. Cabal in the first round is beatable, but its probably Huta Galung in round two. I dont see Peter getting past him.

Unfortunately no Canucks drew a big name and/or Aussie, so I'm not confident we'll get to see any livestreams. Lets see.

Snowwy
01-11-2011, 12:41 PM
Some clown in GM thinks that Goffin is more talented than Rafael Nadal so I dunno about Raonic....

misty1
01-11-2011, 01:06 PM
milos - goffin is probably one of the worst first rounds a seeded player could have gotten. We have seen how good he can be when he took wawrinka to his limit just a while ago. I would not put it past goffin to upset milos and it will certainly be his toughest match. There are some tricky other guys but, like i said in the milos thread no one else he should lose to.

peter - not a very nice draw, should get past the first round but hutta galung in the second round is tough.If he gets to the final round my pick for who he'll play is kuznetsov, who can beat anyone else in the draw when he's on. I dont really see peter qualifying but we'll see

philip - in what he could have gotten he did get a very nice draw and he could beat massu but i just dont see him qualifying.

frank - are you kidding me? how happy am i with this draw? frank qualifies 100% sure

FormerRafaFan
01-11-2011, 01:24 PM
So typical.. All the Canadians getting awful draws. I feel so bad for Milos. He's trying so hard to make it, but it isn't exactly easy when he always get the most difficult draws :(

Oh well, I wish all the Canadians good luck anyway.. hopefully one of them wills surprise us and qualify!

Do you know when the qualifying rounds start?

Snowwy
01-11-2011, 02:10 PM
Nothing is 100% with Frank.

Snowwy
01-11-2011, 02:11 PM
So typical.. All the Canadians getting awful draws. I feel so bad for Milos. He's trying so hard to make it, but it isn't exactly easy when he always get the most difficult draws :(

Oh well, I wish all the Canadians good luck anyway.. hopefully one of them wills surprise us and qualify!

Do you know when the qualifying rounds start?

Have to beat the person on the other side of the net, I don't think the draw is bad though, everyone is going to have to play someone good to qualify to a grand slam.

misty1
01-11-2011, 02:19 PM
So typical.. All the Canadians getting awful draws. I feel so bad for Milos. He's trying so hard to make it, but it isn't exactly easy when he always get the most difficult draws :(

Oh well, I wish all the Canadians good luck anyway.. hopefully one of them wills surprise us and qualify!

Do you know when the qualifying rounds start?

actually really frank got a fantastic draw, if he doesnt qualify then he really needs to work something out

milos has a good draw after round one, niland should not be a problem for him if he gets that far. Unfortunately if goffin plays the way he did against wawrinka its questionable milos will even win a round

peter has the hardest draw all around with about 3 players that could beat him

i'll predict we'll go 2-2

philip doesnt have a terrible draw either

malisha
01-11-2011, 02:41 PM
can anyone descirbe Besters style ?

cheers

ibreak4coffee
01-11-2011, 03:58 PM
actually really frank got a fantastic draw, if he doesnt qualify then he really needs to work something out



+1

Frank is usually snake-bitten when it comes to draws, for once he seems to have gotten a break. Now watch him go blow it :rolleyes:

Blarghman
01-11-2011, 03:59 PM
I don't have a lot to add to what you guys have said; Frank should get to the final round at least, but Chiudinelli is a tough potential opponent; Peter is in tough, and I think he'll lose second round; Milos' toughest match is the first one, if he beats Goffin he should qualify, and Phil got a relatively good draw, though I suspect he'll lose to Massu.

It's a shame one of the others didn't get Phil's draw, I don't think that's a very strong section at all.

ibreak4coffee
01-11-2011, 04:00 PM
milos - goffin is probably one of the worst first rounds a seeded player could have gotten. We have seen how good he can be when he took wawrinka to his limit just a while ago. I would not put it past goffin to upset milos and it will certainly be his toughest match. There are some tricky other guys but, like i said in the milos thread no one else he should lose to.


If I'm Milos, I'd rather get Goffin in the 1st round than the 3rd round of qualifying. Goffin is certainly talented but lets see how he follows up the Chennai result. Maybe he's a guy like Frank who plays well at the ATP level and then cant find his form in qualies :wavey:

big_j_tennis
01-11-2011, 04:05 PM
can anyone descirbe Besters style ?

cheers

I've never seen him play, but i've heard he's a server-volleyer, not sure about that though...

big_j_tennis
01-11-2011, 04:09 PM
I think these are great draws for our guys.
I don't really see Milos loosing to goffin, and the only guy I see stopping Frank from qualifying is himself. For Peter, huta galung will be a really tough match. For Philip, i've got no idea...

Emeraldhands
01-11-2011, 04:10 PM
I don't really want to rain on our exciting night but it looks like it might rain. And since I am on the East Coast The only matches that I could watch would be Milos and Peter and maybe Philip depending on how long the matches are before his. Would be a shame to have to wait one more day. So excited!!!

GasquetGulbis
01-11-2011, 04:52 PM
I expect Milos and Frank to make, with Frank's road being a lot tougher. I don't think Peter will get in, unless he's playing way over his head, and Bester, even though he has an easy draw, doesn't have the quality to compete at this level yet. Throw any of the other Canadians in Bester's spot, and they'd just cruise into the maindraw.

FormerRafaFan
01-11-2011, 05:41 PM
When will the qualies matches be played? tomorrow? thursday? friday?

ibreak4coffee
01-11-2011, 05:59 PM
When will the qualies matches be played? tomorrow? thursday? friday?

They are supposed to start in about five hours time but it appears there will be rain :rain:

FormerRafaFan
01-11-2011, 06:19 PM
They are supposed to start in about five hours time but it appears there will be rain :rain:

OMG.. so soon? that is awesome. I have the day off tomorrow, maybe I'll get to see some matches. Do you know when Milos is going to play? I hope there won't be too much rain though.. :eek:

And btw.. this damn time difference is annoying! For once it's actually better for you guys. I can imagine it must suck watching matches being played in Europe, it'll often be night time for you guys, but now it's switched. The matches will start in 5 hours, which is midnight for me! :p

misty1
01-11-2011, 06:50 PM
If I'm Milos, I'd rather get Goffin in the 1st round than the 3rd round of qualifying. Goffin is certainly talented but lets see how he follows up the Chennai result. Maybe he's a guy like Frank who plays well at the ATP level and then cant find his form in qualies :wavey:

i suppose thats true. Certainly a tough match like what should be with goffin is better to start with rather then coatsing along until getting to him

goffin is like milos and a ton of other young guys who are trying to break through so i would expect him to bring it but like you said you never know

big_j_tennis
01-11-2011, 07:02 PM
by the way diez won his first round match in israel against De Greef 1-6 6-2 6-2.

ibreak4coffee
01-11-2011, 08:05 PM
OMG.. so soon? that is awesome. I have the day off tomorrow, maybe I'll get to see some matches. Do you know when Milos is going to play? I hope there won't be too much rain though.. :eek:

And btw.. this damn time difference is annoying! For once it's actually better for you guys. I can imagine it must suck watching matches being played in Europe, it'll often be night time for you guys, but now it's switched. The matches will start in 5 hours, which is midnight for me! :p

Milos is second up on court 14 after Vagnozzi-Klec. I imagine Vagnozzi wins that pretty quickly so maybe Milos will go on around 1-2am Bergen time :)

This is weather permitting of course. Its raining right now in Melbourne and the forecast doesnt seem to get any better today :sad:

Armless
01-11-2011, 08:08 PM
You guys should really target for a own forum , because the threads are buzzing.

ibreak4coffee
01-11-2011, 08:11 PM
http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/news/articles/2011-01-11/201101101294717015514.html

Here's info on livestreaming for qualies.

As suspected, we wont see any Canucks as of yet. They are showing courts 3,5, 6, and 7 and Frank, Peter, Phil, and Milos are playing on courts 9,8,12 and 14 respectively :sad:

FormerRafaFan
01-11-2011, 08:28 PM
http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/news/articles/2011-01-11/201101101294717015514.html

Here's info on livestreaming for qualies.

As suspected, we wont see any Canucks as of yet. They are showing courts 3,5, 6, and 7 and Frank, Peter, Phil, and Milos are playing on courts 9,8,12 and 14 respectively :sad:

Ugh.. typical. It makes my decision easier though. I won't stay awake to watch live scores. I maybe would have if there was a stream. But yeah.. I think I'll get some sleep instead :)

ibreak4coffee
01-11-2011, 08:34 PM
You guys should really target for a own forum , because the threads are buzzing.

Snowwy who makes the decision?

To use one example - only two threads have been updated in the Italy sub-forum in 2011. We are at about 50 posts a day on the Canadian threads

mayagaller
01-11-2011, 08:49 PM
Shame about the streaming, or rather lack of it tonight. Good luck to all the Canucks.

misty1
01-11-2011, 09:03 PM
Milos is second up on court 14 after Vagnozzi-Klec. I imagine Vagnozzi wins that pretty quickly so maybe Milos will go on around 1-2am Bergen time :)

This is weather permitting of course. Its raining right now in Melbourne and the forecast doesnt seem to get any better today :sad:

the forecast actually calls for rain up until tuesday..which is as far as i can get so who knows how long things will take

Emeraldhands
01-11-2011, 11:03 PM
I ain't getting anything from the site

Snowwy
01-11-2011, 11:41 PM
Snowwy who makes the decision?

To use one example - only two threads have been updated in the Italy sub-forum in 2011. We are at about 50 posts a day on the Canadian threads

The 50 a day isn't always though, but we do post a lot.

We have to wait til after the Australian Open and then apply. The administration will then look at activity and make a decision.

d_s
01-12-2011, 12:55 AM
Good luck to the Canadians later!

The live stream for the qualies is incredible. Hopefully we'll actually get to use it to watch the Canadians :D

I mean hopefully we'll get to watch them eventually...because I see there's probably no chance of that today :)

ibreak4coffee
01-12-2011, 01:40 AM
Vagnozzi just won. Milos should be starting in 15 minutes :)

big_j_tennis
01-12-2011, 02:05 AM
milos' match just started. 1-0 raonic

misty1
01-12-2011, 02:07 AM
1-1

big_j_tennis
01-12-2011, 02:10 AM
2-1 milos

big_j_tennis
01-12-2011, 02:13 AM
3-1 milos !!!

big_j_tennis
01-12-2011, 02:15 AM
4-1 milos

Snowwy
01-12-2011, 02:16 AM
Wow. Good Start!

big_j_tennis
01-12-2011, 02:24 AM
5-2 milos

Snowwy
01-12-2011, 02:27 AM
Wow, triple set point.

This wasn't expected.

Snowwy
01-12-2011, 02:29 AM
Milos wins, who is next?

big_j_tennis
01-12-2011, 02:29 AM
that was quick! 6-2 1-0ret.

letshavefun3
01-12-2011, 02:30 AM
Milos wins, who is next?

That was quick! Wonder if the retirement was from injury or pride?

So by winning first round qualies do you get any points?

d_s
01-12-2011, 02:31 AM
Nice for Milos to get such an easy win! :)

Blarghman
01-12-2011, 02:33 AM
That was quick! Wonder if the retirement was from injury or pride?

So by winning first round qualies do you get any points?

I think you get 8 points if you go out 2nd round, 16 if you go out in the 3rd, and 25 if you qualify.

Milos :cool:

dancy_fan
01-12-2011, 02:34 AM
Live stream please help!

Blarghman
01-12-2011, 02:42 AM
Live stream please help!

There is only livestream for one court, the show court #3, here:

www.australianopen.com/live


Hopefully Kindlmann will beat Young quickly (or vice versa), so Peter's match will start soon.

Blarghman
01-12-2011, 03:29 AM
Peter's match will start soon :)

Snowwy
01-12-2011, 03:32 AM
Let's go Peter.

Gonzil
01-12-2011, 03:53 AM
way to go, Peter!

Snowwy
01-12-2011, 03:55 AM
Good start for PP.

misty1
01-12-2011, 03:59 AM
what a stroke of luck for peter for sijsling to be knocked out in the first round

should be peter v.s kuznetsov in the final round now

156mphserve
01-12-2011, 04:08 AM
what a stroke of luck for peter for sijsling to be knocked out in the first round

should be peter v.s kuznetsov in the final round now

Peter isn't in Sijsling's section:p

Snowwy
01-12-2011, 04:19 AM
Peter against Huta Galung is the one Im worried about.

Blarghman
01-12-2011, 04:24 AM
Good first set from Peter, now he's gotta keep the pressure up in the second :)

Snowwy
01-12-2011, 04:33 AM
PP seems to be alright today.

Emeraldhands
01-12-2011, 04:34 AM
Peter is cruising.

Snowwy
01-12-2011, 04:34 AM
And play is suspended :sad:

ibreak4coffee
01-12-2011, 04:38 AM
Unfortunate for Peter but he'll be back on the court for 15 minutes tops

156mphserve
01-12-2011, 04:39 AM
Ah, C`Mon, Peter was easily cruising, now he may have to wait up for hours for 2 more games:sad:

Blarghman
01-12-2011, 04:44 AM
Rain :mad:

Peter was so close to getting it done; that's so annoying

ibreak4coffee
01-12-2011, 05:36 AM
Rain :mad:

Peter was so close to getting it done; that's so annoying

I remember two years against at US Open qualies he had match point against Lacko and the match was suspended as Lacko was getting ready to serve. So he's used to it ;)

FormerRafaFan
01-12-2011, 06:36 AM
Aww.. sad to hear Peter was cruising before the match was suspspended.. I have faith though. I think he'll get the job done in the end, rain or no rain :)

d_s
01-12-2011, 06:54 AM
6-2 6-0! :)

letshavefun3
01-12-2011, 06:54 AM
So Polansky won 6-2 6-0!!

FormerRafaFan
01-12-2011, 07:14 AM
So Polansky won 6-2 6-0!!

WOW, great result! Never expected a bagel either. This is awesome :yeah:

Who is he playing next?

FormerRafaFan
01-12-2011, 11:56 AM
Where is Vasek playing now? He didn't make the cut for Australian Open, right? Just wondering if he's planning on playing any futures or challengers in the upcoming weeks..

big_j_tennis
01-12-2011, 12:36 PM
frank won 6-2 6-3 and Philip lost 4-6 4-6...

Blarghman
01-12-2011, 01:04 PM
Peter and Frank :yeah:

Not surprised that Phil lost, don't think he's quite cut out for this level yet.

Peter and Milos will be up today, Frank gets the day off, assuming the weather holds up.

misty1
01-12-2011, 01:07 PM
Peter isn't in Sijsling's section:p

sorry, got him and huta-galung mixed up

Snowwy
01-12-2011, 02:32 PM
Vasek will play in Hawaii week 4.

156mphserve
01-12-2011, 06:18 PM
Overvall good day for the Canucks. Peter and Frank win easily, while Milos gets on and off the court quickly with a retirement. I wasn't expecting much from Bester, so I'm not shocked with his loss. I just hope the other 3 can carry their first round form into the latter rounds of qualies:D

misty1
01-12-2011, 06:23 PM
frank better not screw up this draw thats all i can say about him

as for peter the final i'd hoped for with him against kuznetsov wont happen..which sucks. But he without a doubt has the hardest road of the 3 remaining

i really have no worries for frank and milos. Conor niland can be tricky but he's honestly not someone milos should lose to.

156mphserve
01-12-2011, 06:38 PM
frank better not screw up this draw thats all i can say about him

as for peter the final i'd hoped for with him against kuznetsov wont happen..which sucks. But he without a doubt has the hardest road of the 3 remaining

i really have no worries for frank and milos. Conor niland can be tricky but he's honestly not someone milos should lose to.

I was kind of suprised that Peter won so easily today, I wasn't expecting him to have any trouble but a scoreline of 2, and 0 was kind of suprising, I hope it's a sign he's playing really well. I think he has a shot against Huta Galung if he plas like he probably did yesterday. I'm hoping for a Peter vs. Millman US Open final qualies round repeat:D

As for Milos, Niland has already lost, I don't see anyone in that draw really who can beat Milos anyday let alone when he's on his game, I would be absolutely dumbfounded if he didn't qualify.

Frank is 50/50 for me. Sure he got about as amazing draw as he could have, but that doesn't mean he's gonna cruise. Both Chiudinelli and Korolev can be tough opponents when they're on their game. But I haven't heard much from Korolev in a while and Chiudinelli's rank dropped a nice bit towards the end of last year, and he lost a set to Marko Djokovic last week, so it's safe to say he's not on his game. Frank couldn't have asked for a better draw but he still has to play well to convert the chance, I really hope he does, he needs it badly:D

misty1
01-12-2011, 06:47 PM
I was kind of suprised that Peter won so easily today, I wasn't expecting him to have any trouble but a scoreline of 2, and 0 was kind of suprising, I hope it's a sign he's playing really well. I think he has a shot against Huta Galung if he plas like he probably did yesterday. I'm hoping for a Peter vs. Millman US Open final qualies round repeat:D

As for Milos, Niland has already lost, I don't see anyone in that draw really who can beat Milos anyday let alone when he's on his game, I would be absolutely dumbfounded if he didn't qualify.

Frank is 50/50 for me. Sure he got about as amazing draw as he could have, but that doesn't mean he's gonna cruise. Both Chiudinelli and Korolev can be tough opponents when they're on their game. But I haven't heard much from Korolev in a while and Chiudinelli's rank dropped a nice bit towards the end of last year, and he lost a set to Marko Djokovic last week, so it's safe to say he's not on his game. Frank couldn't have asked for a better draw but he still has to play well to convert the chance, I really hope he does, he needs it badly:D

i'm so off today!!

sorry for being wrong twice already, i really do know whats going on so i dont know why i put niland there

misty1
01-12-2011, 06:51 PM
I was kind of suprised that Peter won so easily today, I wasn't expecting him to have any trouble but a scoreline of 2, and 0 was kind of suprising, I hope it's a sign he's playing really well. I think he has a shot against Huta Galung if he plas like he probably did yesterday. I'm hoping for a Peter vs. Millman US Open final qualies round repeat:D

As for Milos, Niland has already lost, I don't see anyone in that draw really who can beat Milos anyday let alone when he's on his game, I would be absolutely dumbfounded if he didn't qualify.

Frank is 50/50 for me. Sure he got about as amazing draw as he could have, but that doesn't mean he's gonna cruise. Both Chiudinelli and Korolev can be tough opponents when they're on their game. But I haven't heard much from Korolev in a while and Chiudinelli's rank dropped a nice bit towards the end of last year, and he lost a set to Marko Djokovic last week, so it's safe to say he's not on his game. Frank couldn't have asked for a better draw but he still has to play well to convert the chance, I really hope he does, he needs it badly:D

yeah, i agree about frank..regardless of the draw you need to beat who's there and with him lately you just never know.

Im not all to concerned about korolev because he has been awful for a long time now. Of course, like frank the guy has been dealing with injuries aswell and we can see with frank and other players just how hard it can be to get into your groove again. Im not to worried about chiudinelli either but ive still got my fingers crossed here

i also want to say that peter's win really didnt suprise me that much.

ibreak4coffee
01-12-2011, 07:48 PM
Peter's win didn't surprise me either. Not sure why Cabal thought traveling to Australia was a good idea, but whatever its his money. Maybe this is a good omen. Last year's US Open qualies Peter crushed Santiago Gonzalez in the first round of qualifying in less than an hour. I remember watching that match and thinking "wow, Peter's really on his game". Hopefully this is going to be a repeat - he is a GS qualifying specialist :)

(*knock on wood to remove any jinx*)

FormerRafaFan
01-12-2011, 08:15 PM
I don't want to predict anything because I'm afraid on jinxing them..

I do wish them good luck though :)

misty1
01-12-2011, 08:21 PM
Peter's win didn't surprise me either. Not sure why Cabal thought traveling to Australia was a good idea, but whatever its his money. Maybe this is a good omen. Last year's US Open qualies Peter crushed Santiago Gonzalez in the first round of qualifying in less than an hour. I remember watching that match and thinking "wow, Peter's really on his game". Hopefully this is going to be a repeat - he is a GS qualifying specialist :)

(*knock on wood to remove any jinx*)

wel..i mean struggling to beat either gonzalez last year or cabal this year would just be unaccaeptable

i look to his match with sijsling to tell me where he's really at because no doubt he played well but, again its also not hard to look good against these guys.

he does seem to wake up for grand slam qualies though

d_s
01-13-2011, 12:03 AM
Blog from Tennis Canada about yesterday:

http://www.lovemeansnothing.ca/node/736

There were 15 Frenchmen among the 128 qualifying hopefuls. That’s quite a few more than the Canadians – but four is still a historically good number for the boys from Maple Leaf land.

And there was good news. Milos Raonic of Thornhill, Ont., won by a comfortable 6-2, ret. score when his Belgian opponent David Goffin had to retire with a side injury.

Peter Polansky, also of Thornhill, had a similarly easy time, rolling 6-2, 6-0 over Juan Sebastian Cabal of Colombia.

Philip Bester of North Vancouver was the lone loser on the day, falling 6-4, 6-4 to Nicolas Massu of Chile, the 2004 Athens Olympic gold medalist in singles who now ranks a modest No. 188. The crucial breaks of serve came at 4-4 in both sets – and plain and simple Bester made too many unforced errors in those two games, and in general. Massu, now 31, is not the player he once was.

Later on a muggy Wednesday evening, with all kinds of moths and bugs swarming under the lights and straying down onto the court, Frank Dancevic of Niagara Falls, Ont., put on a fine display of big-hitting to oust Adrian Ungur of Romania 6-2, 6-3.

Dancevic struck the ball aggressively and served well, blasting four aces in the game that gave him a 3-1 lead in the opening set.

He faces a tough second round on Friday against the brute but sometimes erratic power of Evgeny Korolev of Kazakhstan. They have met twice before, both in the Sydney qualifying. The ex-Russian won in 2007 while Dancevic prevailed in 2009. Dancevic looks very fit, has been practising well and says he’s in for a big year.

Raonic and Polansky will play their second matches on Thursday, the same day Stéphanie Dubois of Laval, Que., and Heidi El Tabakh of Oakville, Ont., make their women’s qualifying debuts.

Raonic’s quick win allowed him the luxury of sitting front row courtside with his coach Galo Blanco of Spain to watch the match featuring his second-round opponent. In a relaxed mood, Raonic joked that it wasn’t such a big deal that he be there because, “that’s what coaches are for.” He knew Ryler DeHeart’s game quite well, but the American lost to Nikola Mektic of Croatia, a crisp striker of the ball with a bit of a temper. “I don’t know the other guy (Mektic),” Raonic admitted a little more seriously, “so I’m getting some good match preparation.”

Polansky is hoping to repeat 2009, when he qualified, and has already gone one better than last year when he lost in the first round. “I returned and served well,” he said, “and kept the ball in play. I found he (Cabal) was making a mistakes after a few balls.”

The world No. 208 practised in Rod Laver Arena this week with Andy Roddick. “I got my ass whipped, 6-1,” Polansky said. “We had a few close games on my serve, but I was really surprised how heavy his second serve was. And he’s really big.”

Roddick was generous enough to offer him some bits of advice.

Next up for Polansky is No. 121-ranked Jesse Huta Galung of the Netherlands.

156mphserve
01-13-2011, 02:06 AM
wel..i mean struggling to beat either gonzalez last year or cabal this year would just be unaccaeptable

i look to his match with sijsling to tell me where he's really at because no doubt he played well but, again its also not hard to look good against these guys.

he does seem to wake up for grand slam qualies though

Huta Galung:p

It's cool that Peter got to practice with Roddick on Rod Laver even though he lost 6-1, hopefully he can qualify and use that experiance if he has to play there in the MD. he won't be near as nervous as he's already practiced there:)

Emeraldhands
01-13-2011, 03:10 AM
Doesnt' look like we will get to see our two Canadians today, but I have no idea if they have lights on those outer courts.

GasquetGulbis
01-13-2011, 04:31 AM
Steven Diez lost in the 2nd round of the Israeli futures to a 15 year old kid by the name of Smilansky, apparently a talented junior I've never heard of.

Emeraldhands
01-13-2011, 05:24 AM
Ya I was going to say the same thing. Don't have a clue what is going on with Diez, I thought he would be alot further along than he is right now. I guess it might take him longer to realize that potential

156mphserve
01-13-2011, 05:40 AM
Peter, and Milos' matches have been cancelled for the day. Not totally unexpected lol, considering they still haven't started

misty1
01-13-2011, 12:59 PM
Huta Galung:p

It's cool that Peter got to practice with Roddick on Rod Laver even though he lost 6-1, hopefully he can qualify and use that experiance if he has to play there in the MD. he won't be near as nervous as he's already practiced there:)

son of a:mad::o

thats so embarrassing to keep making the same mistake

anyway showers forecasted for thursday and friday and only expected to clear up on the weekend now

they are going to have a real mess on their hands

ibreak4coffee
01-13-2011, 04:25 PM
Not that he's likely to play today, but Frank is last on court 5 - which is one of the courts they are streaming live from :)

FormerRafaFan
01-13-2011, 06:53 PM
Not that he's likely to play today, but Frank is last on court 5 - which is one of the courts they are streaming live from :)

That is good news! Maybe I'll get to see it tomorrow morning :)

misty1
01-13-2011, 07:41 PM
judging from the weather reports it will be a miracle if they got done qualifying on time

i dont even know if they will be able to get anything done today either

FormerRafaFan
01-13-2011, 08:13 PM
I just have one question.. I read this: “I don’t know the other guy (Mektic),” Raonic admitted a little more seriously, “so I’m getting some good match preparation.”

Do you guys now anything about Mektic? Could he win over Milos? I'm kinda worried..

misty1
01-13-2011, 09:12 PM
while it is true opponents you know nothing about or have never seen before can be tricky/dangerous i dont think he'll beat milos, atleast he shouldnt.

FormerRafaFan
01-13-2011, 09:28 PM
while it is true opponents you know nothing about or have never seen before can be tricky/dangerous i dont think he'll beat milos, atleast he shouldnt.

Ugh.. I'm worried. Maybe I shouldn't be, but I just have a bad feeling.

misty1
01-13-2011, 09:50 PM
he's not on the same level as milos so if milos is on it should be a routine victory for him

Emeraldhands
01-13-2011, 10:07 PM
Milos will crush him but it doesn't look like it will happen today, I think the weekend is looking good but damn, I don't think I have seen this much rain during the Aussie Open in a while.

misty1
01-13-2011, 10:12 PM
i wouldnt say he'll crush him


probably something like 6-3, 6-3

misty1
01-14-2011, 12:09 AM
so the draw is out and so far qualifiers can get:

1. daniel gimeno traver with a second round against nadal

2. radek stepanek

3. marin cilic

4. kevin anderson

5. bjorn phau

6. another qualifier

7. denis istomin

8. marcos baghdatis

9. tomas berdych

10. richard gasquet

11. nicolas lamagro

12. benoit paire

13. brian dabul

so there's definately some winnable rounds

i think the best first rounds are gimeno traver, bjorn phau, another qualifier, benoit paire or brian dabul

i seriously dont think cilic and berdych are going to be that easy. Tomas is coming back and marin will njot allow himself to go down to early. Anderson has also been playing well lately

Emeraldhands
01-14-2011, 12:37 AM
I would like to see Milos get a CRACK at Nadal again

156mphserve
01-14-2011, 01:15 AM
I'm not really going to look at where I want someone to be drawn until we get at least 1 guy qualified for sure, but that playing against Istomin spot looks pretty enticing if you consider his first 2 weeks this season, and the fact that the winner get a favoriable 2nd round match in Bellucci/Mello too:D

misty1
01-14-2011, 01:20 AM
every qualifier who has a nice first round gets a bad second round though..except whoever gets istomin

GasquetGulbis
01-14-2011, 01:26 AM
The one who gets the winner of Ljubicic-Luczak isn't that bad either, seing as more than half of his points come from Indian Wells, and he hasn't made it to the 2nd round of a Major since the French open... Ljubicic that is.

156mphserve
01-14-2011, 01:29 AM
yeah, that's the 2 that stand out for me, that Ljubicic draw for round 2 would be Paire round 1 so that's a very good draw. I hope we can get a canadian in one of those 2 slots:D

misty1
01-14-2011, 01:34 AM
thing with ljubicic is that he hasnt played a match this year yet so im not going to say he's that good of a draw until after his first round..he could start out playing like indian wells ljubo again

156mphserve
01-14-2011, 04:42 AM
Franks and Milos' matches have both be cancelled for the day, Peter's is still on the schedule

GasquetGulbis
01-14-2011, 04:59 AM
I'd say that if Milos got Paire first round, he could win that. Then he could probably beat Luczak, who in my opinion will win that match. And then Almagro, Andreev, Volandri and a Qualifier, well there are some potentially tough matchs, but it could be a LOT worse in the 3rd round of a Grand Slam. If I were a Canadian that would be the spot I want.

FormerRafaFan
01-14-2011, 06:51 AM
Will Peter get to play today? Isn't it like 6 pm already in Melbourne?

kyle751
01-14-2011, 11:52 AM
Polansky def. Huta Galung 61 76(2)

156mphserve
01-14-2011, 11:53 AM
Peter just beat Huta Galung(not Sijsling:p) 6-1 7-6(2):worship:

Final round of qualies:woohoo:

FormerRafaFan
01-14-2011, 11:56 AM
I'm so glad that Peter beat the 10th seed.. wow :D

Who is he playing against in the next round?

kyle751
01-14-2011, 11:59 AM
Millot or Millman and the match will be on show court 3 which is streamed

FormerRafaFan
01-14-2011, 12:01 PM
Millot or Millman and the match will be on show court 3 which is streamed

Millot is in the lead right now.. Do you think Peter will be able to beat him?

What is best? To play against the 30th seed or against a lower seedet player, but who has the advantage of the home crowd?

kyle751
01-14-2011, 12:04 PM
Yes Peter won their only meeting back in 2006 and Peter steps up his level of play at the Slams.

kyle751
01-14-2011, 12:07 PM
Millot won

FormerRafaFan
01-14-2011, 12:09 PM
Yes Peter won their only meeting back in 2006 and Peter steps up his level of play at the Slams.

Okay.. lets hope you're right :)

I don't think I'll be able to see the match though. I know it's streamed, but it's in the middle of the night for me.

156mphserve
01-14-2011, 12:12 PM
I think Peter stands a great chance of winning that match. I actually like his chances to beat Huta Galung, so lets hope I'm right again. I would say 70/30 for Peter

Blarghman
01-14-2011, 12:57 PM
Peter :yeah: Very nice stuff :D

I think he should be favoured against Millot in the final round.

Good luck to Milos and Frank later today/tomorrow :cool:

misty1
01-14-2011, 01:02 PM
peter won

you know..its almost frustrating watching him at slams because you know that as soon as the slam is over he'll go back to being his inconsistent self losing to players he shouldnt and rarely getting past a second round

anyway.i though, sokk since you were happy that fredrik nielsen won his first round that you might like to know he also just destroyed andreas haider-maurer 6-3, 6-0

Emeraldhands
01-14-2011, 01:36 PM
Finally Frank and Milos will get to play and we will be able to see them. According to the schedule they are playing on Courts 17 and 18 I believe and while all other courts start play at 12, these courts start play at 10, meaning they should hit the courts around 8pm eastern time

Snowwy
01-14-2011, 03:12 PM
Excellent for Peter, he should have a good shot against Millot.

ibreak4coffee
01-14-2011, 03:26 PM
Dont sleep on Millot - he just won the Noumea challenger which had a decent field. Though he won't overpower Peter. Peter definitely should be favoured.

Emeraldhands
01-14-2011, 07:38 PM
I was watching Peter play against Melzer and Monaco last year and was wondering? What the hell happens when he plays challengers? Is it because he thinks he is going to breeze through the draw or something? I don't get it? It should be easier for him but it always seems like he chokes on the big points. I remember a few years ago, he always seemed to be losing close third set tie-breakers. This is the year for him. He really has to show that he can play with the big boys. I believe Frank had his big breakthrough at 22 when he made the finals in Indy and had a good run at the US Open till he ran into Safin. I know some people are late bloomers like Melzer but he has to get near the top 120 this year if anything to build into 2012. If he has another middling season, I can't see him changing that over the next few years and he will be destined to stay around the 150-200 level.

Emeraldhands
01-14-2011, 07:52 PM
Just on a side note. 2009 Petit As winner beat 2008 Petit As winner quite handily in the juniors in Colombia I believe? I think Nguyen has really lost alot of the confidence that he showed a few years ago, and being let go from the NTC will not really help one bit with that. He is going to maybe have to get that confidence back by maybe playing tournaments of the G2 or 3 variety and get that mojo back.

Filip in already in Australia and he has gotten a pretty rotten draw at the AO Open tune-up by draw that top seed in a potential second round matchup. These are the kind of matches that he is going to have to win this year to prove that he is ready to go pro next year, that is if he doesn't play as an "old" 18 year old in 2012. I also noticed that Canada decided not to send any NTC participants to South America this year like they did the last two years unless that starts later this year.

Tabilo and Volfson are currently playing in a tune up event to the Petit As tournament next week. I went to the Tennis Europe site and found that Volfson is the ninth best in Europe in the Under 14 category and he just turned 13 a few months ago. I think these two have the same talent as Nguyen did but the next few years will be telling in how they develop.

Emeraldhands
01-14-2011, 08:00 PM
I can't wait to see what Vasek is going to do this year. He had a great end of season last year and will probably take over as the fourth best Canadian this year behind Milos, Frank and Peter. He has all the tools to be great and will probably have the extra motivation seeing that Milos is about to become a star. Having both 90's birthdays, Vasek must be wondering why he hasn't progressed at the level Milos has and he could use that as motivation this year.

As for the rest of the Canadian troops this year, I don't really know what to expect? Pavel has shown flashes of greatness but is just way to inconsistant right now to be a decent player. Pierre look like he is already on the way down unless he can find the flashes that he showed in 2008 and 2009. Steven just got whooped by some 15 year old that no one has heard about so it is a dubious start to his season. No one has any clue how Erik works out his schedule but when he decides to play he is a pretty decent futures player who could make a few runs in Challengers like he showed in Rimouski last year. Klingemann seems to me to be at the ranking that he is probably going to stay at so not expecting much from him this year. As for the guys with a point of two. I see alot of them either losing their ranking or just scratching by with another point this year, excpet for maybe Robert who seems to be playing better and could maybe crack the top 1000.

There, I think I have put my two cents in for the day, cya guys later tonight for Milos and Frank's matches.

Emeraldhands
01-14-2011, 08:02 PM
Oh ya I just wanted to ask: GasquetGulbus, do you have the link with the players that are part of the 2011 NTC?
Thanks

GasquetGulbis
01-14-2011, 10:43 PM
I don't know what the link is right now, but I'll ask around, I'm sure I'll be able to find it. As for Juniors, Tabilo looks the real-deal, he's played in exhibitions with Boris Becker, and everything, Volfson is pretty good in my opinion too, but the number 1 player in U-14 Quinzi is playing in U-18 tournaments right now, and has actually won 4 straight, and also qualified for a futures, and played a Challenger, so there's a huge difference between 1 and 9 there.

I hate to say this, but Peliwo doesn't impress me at all, he still has a very junior game, and getting to the 2nd round of Loy Yang would be an accomplishment I'd say. Nguyen and Ochotta both had upsetting losses in Venezuala this week. The most disappointing thing is that neither of them are on the entry list for the G2 next week, which is when all the top players will be in Australia, so Ochotta would end up as the 6th seed, and most likely pick up points.

I'm going to go out on a limb and say that Krainik will pick up a good amount of points in futures this year, even if they all are just 2nd or 3rd round losses. I think Chvojka can make a big jump, he played really well at the end of the season, and I think that Pospisil will be a consistent Challenger player by the end.

I also found it really strange that Trkulja and Monette and them didn't head down to South America, maybe they're planning a different trip, a European tour maybe? Another junior to watch is Brayden Schnur who plays out of a Academy in Florida, and has a decent ranking, I'll be sure to watch him coming up.

Gonzil
01-14-2011, 11:31 PM
On juniors, are you looking for the list of NTC players, Emeraldhands? If I remember correctly they are Peliwo, Monette, Trjulka, Di Feo and Obucina. Girls are Abanda, Abanda, Bouchard, Surin and Zhao. Maybe I am missing someone.

I think if I were running the NTC, I would be worrying about the challenges on the boys' side, while the girls are impressive. I understand that internationally competition is tougher for boys, so I wouldn't expect them to have the same results or rankings as the girls, but what worries me is the high turnover, and that often the boys don't seem to progress after joining the NTC. I wonder whether it is an issue of the selection or the program, or what.

I see that several of the boys from the NTC were signed up for one of the South American tournaments but then they all withdrew, so I guess there was a change in plans. But they haven't played much for some time (apart from Peliwo, who is on a different track). Obucina seemed to be injured quite a bit of last year, which obviously didn't help.

Emeraldhands
01-15-2011, 04:06 AM
What the hell are the odds that the first match was going to go over 3 freaking hours?!

Gonzil
01-15-2011, 04:24 AM
Very inconsiderate of Bozoljac and Jones. Don't they realize we are waiting to watch our guy?

ibreak4coffee
01-15-2011, 06:13 AM
Looks like they cut the livestreaming just before Peter's match :mad:

Emeraldhands
01-15-2011, 06:13 AM
WTH is going on? They just cut when Peter was going to play?

156mphserve
01-15-2011, 06:16 AM
:(:o:(:o:(:(:(:o

Emeraldhands
01-15-2011, 06:16 AM
God just stayed up for nothing

Blarghman
01-15-2011, 06:17 AM
That's so annoying :mad:

Emeraldhands
01-15-2011, 06:20 AM
Feed seems to still be going with no commentary

Emeraldhands
01-15-2011, 06:24 AM
Now it's over with peter smashing a ball

156mphserve
01-15-2011, 06:24 AM
Feed seems to still be going with no commentary

not anymore:o

I think what happened was they scheduled this match yesterday when Peter's opponent could have been Millman, and then when he lost they were stuck with this match on court 3, and because there's no Aussie's they're not gonna stream:rolleyes:

kyle751
01-15-2011, 06:25 AM
This is terrible I wanted to see Pete so bad

d_s
01-15-2011, 06:27 AM
not anymore:o

I think what happened was they scheduled this match yesterday when Peter's opponent could have been Millman, and then when he lost they were stuck with this match on court 3, and because there's no Aussie's they're not gonna stream:rolleyes:

Yeah that makes sense. If he was playing Millman they would've kept the stream going :(

FormerRafaFan
01-15-2011, 06:28 AM
Huh? No stream? It just says live streaming resumes 9:45 tomorrow?!?!

ibreak4coffee
01-15-2011, 06:55 AM
The only consistent thing about Peter is his inconsistency... very disappointing so far. 6-3 Millot first set

Blarghman
01-15-2011, 06:56 AM
Not a very good first set from Peter, both guys serving in the 40% range, but Peter's not getting into Millot's service games at all. :(

FormerRafaFan
01-15-2011, 07:09 AM
I knew it.. Had a feeling Peter would lose today :(

FormerRafaFan
01-15-2011, 07:11 AM
What happened to "Peter should win over Millot"?

Peter found the best day to lose his serve.. or maybe not:o

ibreak4coffee
01-15-2011, 07:11 AM
Peter's on track to lose 9 straight games :mad:

FormerRafaFan
01-15-2011, 07:17 AM
I know this sounds weird, but I actually dreamt that he would lose.. lol.

I'm sorry, I'm a fan of Peter, but he doesn't deserve winning when he's playing like that!

Blarghman
01-15-2011, 07:29 AM
Peter :o A very poor performance. Not getting a single BP chance against a guy serving 43% is pretty pathetic.

This is the kind of match he should be winning, and there's really no excuse for him to be so uncompetitive. Sadly, it's a somewhat familiar feeling for me about him.

FormerRafaFan
01-15-2011, 07:50 AM
I can't believe he was cruising through the two other matches only to decide to play like crap in the final round..

FormerRafaFan
01-15-2011, 08:23 AM
What do you guys think? Does Frank have a chance at winning against this Bogomolov guy?

I don't know much about him..

misty1
01-15-2011, 12:53 PM
im not at all surprised peter lost..when i saw his draw i was 100% sure he wouldnt qualify, wether he went down to huta-galung or millot i just knew he was going down

i did not however know he would ge demolished by millot

misty1
01-15-2011, 12:54 PM
What do you guys think? Does Frank have a chance at winning against this Bogomolov guy?

I don't know much about him..

i predicted 2 canadians would qualify and i'll stick to that

frank and milos should make it through the final rounds

misty1
01-15-2011, 12:55 PM
I can't believe he was cruising through the two other matches only to decide to play like crap in the final round..

...really?,,you cant?

this is peter were talking about, one of the most inconsistent players around

Gonzil
01-15-2011, 02:03 PM
Here is Tom Tebbutt on PP's disappointing match:

The final match of the day ended hopes of a perfect four-for-four for Canadians. In a surprisingly one-sided result, Vincent Milot beat Peter Polansky 6-3, 6-2. From 3-all in the opening set, it was a dominant performance by Milot – a short, solid Frenchman who came into the qualifying having beaten some good players to win a Challenger event in New Caledonia last week.

Polansky seemed to completely lose the plot and did a very uncharacteristic thing – on the second last point of the first set he blasted a ball out of Court 3 and into orbit somewhere above the adjacent Garden Square, and received a ball-abuse warning.

The second set was more of the same. Milot, 24, played well but a thoroughly frustrated Polansky seemed oddly resigned to his fate against his No. 161 opponent.

It was sad and disappointing for Polansky after excellent matches in his first two rounds.

“I’ve never known a higher count of unforced errors for Peter,” said Tennis Canada coach Martin Laurendeau. “Milot had never qualified for a Grand Slam before and Peter has done it four times. I thought that experience would help.”

http://www.lovemeansnothing.ca/node/744

GasquetGulbis
01-15-2011, 03:19 PM
Peliwo lost 1,0 in the first round of Loy Yang. He's definitely not a player that can compete at the G1 level, and his Australian Open I feel will be just as disappointing.

FormerRafaFan
01-15-2011, 03:34 PM
...really?,,you cant?

this is peter were talking about, one of the most inconsistent players around

I just find it odd that he would lose the last match since he cruised through the others. He seemed solid. I just don't get it.. I would have understood it more if he was struggling in the other matches too. But he played very solid to beat a top seed. Only to go to the final round and be completely blown out by Millot. Ugh.. at least now I know that I won't get my hopes up for Peter in qualifying rounds again. I'll just go with the fact that he's bound to end up losing one of the three matches.

Here is Tom Tebbutt on PP's disappointing match:

The final match of the day ended hopes of a perfect four-for-four for Canadians. In a surprisingly one-sided result, Vincent Milot beat Peter Polansky 6-3, 6-2. From 3-all in the opening set, it was a dominant performance by Milot – a short, solid Frenchman who came into the qualifying having beaten some good players to win a Challenger event in New Caledonia last week.

Polansky seemed to completely lose the plot and did a very uncharacteristic thing – on the second last point of the first set he blasted a ball out of Court 3 and into orbit somewhere above the adjacent Garden Square, and received a ball-abuse warning.

The second set was more of the same. Milot, 24, played well but a thoroughly frustrated Polansky seemed oddly resigned to his fate against his No. 161 opponent.

It was sad and disappointing for Polansky after excellent matches in his first two rounds.

“I’ve never known a higher count of unforced errors for Peter,” said Tennis Canada coach Martin Laurendeau. “Milot had never qualified for a Grand Slam before and Peter has done it four times. I thought that experience would help.”

http://www.lovemeansnothing.ca/node/744

Wow.. that ball warning :o Poor guy, it obviously wasn't his day. It was such a shame, because I really though he would take it to a tiebreak when it was 3-all. But it looks like he had a mental breakdown, because from there on out he just completely fell apart. And it looked like he wasn't even there in the second set.

Oh well.. lets hope you guys are right. Would be nice to see two Canadians in the MD. I actually think Frank and Milos can get a couple of wins too, if they get nice draws. However, lets be realistic, I doubt Peter would have had much of a chance in the MD anyway. He would probably lose the first match. I feel like Milos and Frank have a bigger chance of at least getting a couple of wins than Peter. I do wish Peter would have qulified though, even if he were to end up losing R1. Like I said, won't get my hopes up the next time when it comes to Peter. I think he is weak mentally, and that's why I doubt he'll ever be a top player. Milos and Frank compared to Peter look more confident and mentally strong on the big points.

big_j_tennis
01-15-2011, 04:37 PM
Peliwo lost 1,0 in the first round of Loy Yang. He's definitely not a player that can compete at the G1 level, and his Australian Open I feel will be just as disappointing.

A Krainikish result...:o

misty1
01-15-2011, 05:02 PM
I just find it odd that he would lose the last match since he cruised through the others. He seemed solid. I just don't get it.. I would have understood it more if he was struggling in the other matches too. But he played very solid to beat a top seed. Only to go to the final round and be completely blown out by Millot. Ugh.. at least now I know that I won't get my hopes up for Peter in qualifying rounds again. I'll just go with the fact that he's bound to end up losing one of the three matches.



Wow.. that ball warning :o Poor guy, it obviously wasn't his day. It was such a shame, because I really though he would take it to a tiebreak when it was 3-all. But it looks like he had a mental breakdown, because from there on out he just completely fell apart. And it looked like he wasn't even there in the second set.

Oh well.. lets hope you guys are right. Would be nice to see two Canadians in the MD. I actually think Frank and Milos can get a couple of wins too, if they get nice draws. However, lets be realistic, I doubt Peter would have had much of a chance in the MD anyway. He would probably lose the first match. I feel like Milos and Frank have a bigger chance of at least getting a couple of wins than Peter. I do wish Peter would have qulified though, even if he were to end up losing R1. Like I said, won't get my hopes up the next time when it comes to Peter. I think he is weak mentally, and that's why I doubt he'll ever be a top player. Milos and Frank compared to Peter look more confident and mentally strong on the big points.

peter is just inconsistent, he always has been and probably always will be.

as far as being realistic goes there are only 2 spots where even frank/milos could get past round 2 and what are the chances that they'l get those 2 spots?..or even one of them.

i mean, that might sound harsh but everyone thought milos would beat carsten ball last year and look what happened. ..

Emeraldhands
01-15-2011, 06:27 PM
If he has such a junior game (peliwo) how do you explain the run he had in the Pan-Am last year? Are we saying that he was the best of the worst?
Now that Volfson and Tabilo are starting to get recognition on this forum, who is next in the pipeline to succeed them with all the hype?

misty1
01-15-2011, 07:18 PM
i just dont see what the hype with peliwo or krainik is about really...myabe thats just me but im not seeing it

GasquetGulbis
01-15-2011, 07:41 PM
If he has such a junior game (peliwo) how do you explain the run he had in the Pan-Am last year? Are we saying that he was the best of the worst?
Now that Volfson and Tabilo are starting to get recognition on this forum, who is next in the pipeline to succeed them with all the hype?

I'm going to chalk that up to playing well and avoiding top seeds until the final round. It kind of reminds me of the 2009 Paris Masters if you want to check out that draw. Peliwo would be the Monfils of that draw, and sure he repeated the run the next year, but I'm just trying to point out how the draw fell apart.

And another thing is that he does have a junior game, but he is playing against other juniors right now, and only the top of the top have really progressed to that more adult, play some futures type game.

GasquetGulbis
01-15-2011, 07:49 PM
i just dont see what the hype with peliwo or krainik is about really...myabe thats just me but im not seeing it

Well most of the hype about Peliwo is that he's the 5th highest ranked player born after 1994. That being said there was a player from Brazil born in 1996 who just picked up an ATP point, and Peliwo has yet to make a main draw I believe. But THAT being said he's still only 16 and has a lot of time to grow physically and advance his game, so I'm not going to rule him out just yet, but I don't expect him to make any huge advances this year at least.

Emeraldhands
01-15-2011, 09:23 PM
You seem to have the inside track on the juniors GG. But it is just so exciting to see Canadian Tennis growing right before our eyes. And when a junior starts to win important tournaments then you can't help but feel like he is going to move up but that doesn't seem to be the case for our guys.

Emeraldhands
01-15-2011, 11:20 PM
One with a good start and the other is struggling, I can see the inverse in a few games, LOL

GasquetGulbis
01-15-2011, 11:43 PM
O I'm not trying to take anything away from the kid, the win was HUGE. It took him nicely up the rankings, like I'd expect him to consistently win G3's, and make some runs in G2's... I'm not actually quite sure where B tournaments fall into them, the one he won gave points that would be between a G2 and a G1. This year he'll probably keep playing G1's and G2's, and he'll probably win the G3 we have in Canada. Right now if he plays Aussie Open I think Peliwo will be a first round knock out, but he'll definitely be in the US Open, and I'll have to see how he performs during the year, but I think that will be his chance to break out.

Nguyen may be able to make Top 100 by the end of the year, and Ochotta hasn't been doing too well, but I think he'll bounce back. There's a G1 next week in Columbia where Ochotta would end up as the 6th seed if he were signed up, he isn't, but he may ask for a wildcard.

Gonzil
01-16-2011, 12:45 AM
And we have a qualifier! Congratulations to Frank!

dancy_fan
01-16-2011, 01:28 AM
Nice win for Frank & Milos. Good luck in the Main Draw....Down-Under!

misty1
01-16-2011, 01:40 AM
frankie is back!!

true canadian # 1, good job frank:)

i kind of want frank and milos to get drawn to play each other

either that or milos to play grigor..that would be an interesting matchup

they have to avoid stepanek, cilic, anderson, istomin, melzer, baghdatis, gasquet, berdych and almagro

FormerRafaFan
01-16-2011, 01:45 AM
2 players managed to qualify for the MD, just like misty said! :yeah:

I'm glad there was some good news today, since yesterday was kinda depressing with Peter and all..

Anyways, I'm going to bed. Congrats again! I'm really happy for you guys ;)

misty1
01-16-2011, 01:47 AM
well i had to be right about something in this qualies draw

its been wrotten for me in so many ways

FormerRafaFan
01-16-2011, 01:49 AM
frankie is back!!

true canadian # 1, good job frank:)

i kind of want frank and milos to get drawn to play each other

either that or milos to play grigor..that would be an interesting matchup

they have to avoid stepanek, cilic, anderson, istomin, melzer, baghdatis, gasquet, berdych and almagro

Well, maybe I'm being a bit too optimistic here, but I actually think Milos has a shot against, lets say Anderson or Melzer. If Peter can win against Melzer, surely Milos can. Milos is a better player than Peter..

I don't want Milos to play Grigor. I think Grigor is too good and I think he'll win. Milos is good, but I just think Grigor is progressing at a faster rate than Milos. Not that there's anything wrong with that, I just think that as of now, Grigor would win against Milos.

big_j_tennis
01-16-2011, 01:56 AM
congrats to both guys

misty1
01-16-2011, 02:03 AM
Well, maybe I'm being a bit too optimistic here, but I actually think Milos has a shot against, lets say Anderson or Melzer. If Peter can win against Melzer, surely Milos can. Milos is a better player than Peter..

I don't want Milos to play Grigor. I think Grigor is too good and I think he'll win. Milos is good, but I just think Grigor is progressing at a faster rate than Milos. Not that there's anything wrong with that, I just think that as of now, Grigor would win against Milos.

i think we have to put peter's win against melzer into perspective here because there are 2 factors that contributed:

1. peter always does well in canada

2. melzer never does well in canada, he has historically struggled to get past the 2nd round at the rogers cup...he just never plays well there

i think, put it in almost any other location in the world and melzer beats peter every time.

i just cant see milos beating melzer..not in a best of 5. Melzer would not allow milos to end the points fast like he likes to do and, milos has said himself that in heat fitness is an issue..its supposed to be warming up in australia. Melzer would wear him down in much the same way ball did to him at the US last year.

what are your thoughts on milos v.s frank?

personally i think frank would take it

FormerRafaFan
01-16-2011, 02:16 AM
i think we have to put peter's win against melzer into perspective here because there are 2 factors that contributed:

1. peter always does well in canada

2. melzer never does well in canada, he has historically struggled to get past the 2nd round at the rogers cup...he just never plays well there

i think, put it in almost any other location in the world and melzer beats peter every time.

i just cant see milos beating melzer..not in a best of 5. Melzer would not allow milos to end the points fast like he likes to do and, milos has said himself that in heat fitness is an issue..its supposed to be warming up in australia. Melzer would wear him down in much the same way ball did to him at the US last year.

what are your thoughts on milos v.s frank?

personally i think frank would take it

But Melzer hasn't played that well lately, has he? I can't remember any big wins at the end of last season/beginning of this season. Like I said, maybe I am too optimistic, you're probably right..

Hmm, Frank vs Milos. I think probably Frank too. He just seemed to play better. I think Frank got tougher opponents than Milos, but he still won all the matches in straights, and usually with quite a few games too.

Anyway, I'm going to bed.. 3:30 am here :eek:

I'll post more tomorrow ;) Bye for now :)

Gonzil
01-16-2011, 04:59 AM
Milos gets Phau, Frank gets Gasquet.

FormerRafaFan
01-16-2011, 07:28 AM
Milos gets Phau, Frank gets Gasquet.

Not the worst draw, for both of them. Gasquet is probably too strong for Dancevic though, but Milos should be able to beat Phau.

misty1
01-16-2011, 12:59 PM
gasquet should be to good for frank

and i wouldnt put milos in the 2nd round just yet considering that everyone was positive he'd beat carsten ball and didnt and those 2 are probably on about the same level

ibreak4coffee
01-16-2011, 05:08 PM
So had he won Peter would have gotten Melzer. I actually think Jurgen would have crushed him.

What is it with every Canadian except Milos getting consistently drawn against seeds at GS tournaments?

misty1
01-16-2011, 05:13 PM
i dont know but i would like too

especially for frank its just rediculous

Snowwy
01-16-2011, 06:33 PM
You have a 32 in 64 chance of facing a seed in the first round or 1 in 2. Check his past history, I bet it reflects those odds.

misty1
01-16-2011, 07:31 PM
thing is with peter and frank if they dont draw a seded player they still draw someone they probaably wont beat

milos on the other hand, in both his slams now had been drawn against someone he should beat

Blarghman
01-16-2011, 07:44 PM
You have a 32 in 64 chance of facing a seed in the first round or 1 in 2. Check his past history, I bet it reflects those odds.

Exactly :) Looking at some quick history, since the start of '08, there have been 11 Canadian draws in GS MD. There's been 6 seeds and 5 unseeded, exactly what you'd expect.

The real shocking data, to me, is that the boys are 2-9 in that time, and that both wins came against seeds (Nalbandian and Monaco). The three guys combined to go 0-5 against Lopez Jaen, Petzschner, GGL, Darcis and Ball. So even decent draws haven't shown in results :o

misty1
01-16-2011, 07:50 PM
its not suprising to me. Like i said they have either drawn seeds or players where they probably arent going to win against

they hardly if ever get drawn against someone where they have the edge or they are favored

big_j_tennis
01-16-2011, 07:53 PM
by the way, krainik failed to qualifiy in USA F2, losing in the third round 1 and 2 to Pierre-Hugues Herbert, which is a pretty good player. But honestly Pavel has to pick up his level if he wants to play pro tennis...

Blarghman
01-16-2011, 08:04 PM
its not suprising to me. Like i said they have either drawn seeds or players where they probably arent going to win against

they hardly if ever get drawn against someone where they have the edge or they are favored

I don't think it's supports what you said at all :o

Three of those five matches had the Canadian favoured; Milos v. Ball, Frank v. Darcis and Peter v. Petzschner. One other was Frank on clay, where there probably wasn't anyone he could have drawn that he would be favoured against. That's a 25% chance of getting a favoured match; not bad for players that have not been consistently top 100.

They've had chances; and Peter and Frank have shown they can beat seeds too. They have just been woeful at taking advantage of them.

Snowwy
01-17-2011, 03:47 AM
Canadian Rebecca Marino is currently playing and can be seen here.

http://www.livescorehunter.com/index.php?option=com_lsh&view=lsh&event_id=35929&tv_id=630&tid=4298&channel=0&tmpl=component&layout=popup&Itemid=207

156mphserve
01-17-2011, 04:18 AM
You have a 32 in 64 chance of facing a seed in the first round or 1 in 2. Check his past history, I bet it reflects those odds.

not true:p

there are 96 places a qualifier could be drawn into. 64 of those places are against a non seed, 2/3 chances of playing a non seed:wavey:

Snowwy
01-17-2011, 04:23 AM
My mistake.

He does have poor draws at three of the four GS's and at the French Open, anyone is a poor draw.

FormerRafaFan
01-17-2011, 06:18 AM
Frank is getting rolled over by Gasquet. I knew Gasquet would win, Still, I expected Frank to at least put up more of a fight than this:help:

GasquetGulbis
01-17-2011, 06:19 AM
There's a feed for the Dancevic match it you want to watch.
http://www.livescorehunter.com/Livescores/Livescore-Tennis.html

FormerRafaFan
01-17-2011, 06:27 AM
Looks like he's getting bageled in the first set. Sure, I know Gasquet is not an easy opponent, but not getting ANY games?!?! Really?:rolleyes:

Thanks for the link btw ;) And just as I say that Frank finally gets on the corebored! :woohoo:

FormerRafaFan
01-17-2011, 06:39 AM
That was one looong rally. 26 shots:eek: Frank won the rally though!

Frank won the game! 3 games now. Richard still in the lead 5-3.

Richie takes the set 6-3.

156mphserve
01-17-2011, 06:45 AM
Frank lost the first set 6-3, looks like he picked up his game there towards the middle of that set, hopefully he can bring that into the 2nd set. Looks like a bit of a delay here, rain? Anyhow Frank needs to get this set, he's not coming back from 2-0 down

156mphserve
01-17-2011, 06:55 AM
Frank breaks:D

156mphserve
01-17-2011, 06:58 AM
...and gets broken right back to love:o

156mphserve
01-17-2011, 07:18 AM
he's playing like he doesn't care anymore and his body language totally supports that. 5-3 Gasquet, and this is soon gonna be over:o

FormerRafaFan
01-17-2011, 07:41 AM
he's playing like he doesn't care anymore and his body language totally supports that. 5-3 Gasquet, and this is soon gonna be over:o

I agree. Gasquet looks too good.

misty1
01-17-2011, 01:00 PM
im not dissapointed he lost, i knew he would

i am just dissapointed that at one point he just seemed resigned to the inevitable

FormerRafaFan
01-17-2011, 06:24 PM
I don't think I'll get to see Milos tomorrow.. Well, I mean I don't think I'll be able to follow the live scores. I doubt court 13 is broadcasting. Anyway, I have an early class, and I can't really miss it. But good luck to Milos anyway! Hopefully he'll win and hopefully his next match is streaming :yeah:

misty1
01-17-2011, 06:26 PM
i really doubt it will be..but we'll see

i see that there's a possibility for rain today in australia so he might not even get to play

Snowwy
01-17-2011, 11:03 PM
Nico Lapentti retired today, so Canada's road to DC WG got much easier.

Gonzil
01-17-2011, 11:50 PM
Down in the lower junior regions, Volfson and Tabilo are doing well at the Teen Tennis tournament in Great Britain (precedes more prestigious Petits As). They are both into 3rd round in singles (following 3rd set victories) and in doubles (together). Volfson is 4th seed.

Emeraldhands
01-18-2011, 01:10 AM
I was just wondering about Volfson and Tabilo, are they the first players from Canada to play alot in Junior Tournaments in Europe? I mean for Volfson to be ranked ninth in Europe in the Under 14 crowd...

Emeraldhands
01-18-2011, 01:14 AM
I just wanted to throw something out there. I understand that all the best players are put on the main court, but damn the tennis is just lousy at times. I mean are you paying all that money to watch Rafa and Roger or do you want to pay the money to see an exciting match? Ok, sometimes the matches are exciting and last long but most are whitewashes that sometimes don't even last 45 minutes on the women's side.

misty1
01-18-2011, 01:20 AM
it happens in both

some mens and womens games can be just terrible to watch

Snowwy
01-18-2011, 01:58 AM
I know, thats why I hate the coverage we get in Canada from ESPN.

misty1
01-18-2011, 02:13 AM
gievn how things are going...

ilhan/youzhny could be over in about 10 minutes

then there's the 2 womens matches on after that

assuming each womens match lasts about and hour at minimum + the 15 minutes or so for warm up milos wont be getting on court for about another 2 and a half hours..so 10:30 here

and if marsel manages to take the set then ofcourse that time is forwarded about 45 minutes so..about 11:00 p.m

Emeraldhands
01-18-2011, 02:16 AM
11 pm eastern time? Because if I do the math, he won't be on until at least midnight ET

Emeraldhands
01-18-2011, 02:21 AM
I know you won't like this misty but I hope Youzhny wins this one fast.

Emeraldhands
01-18-2011, 02:23 AM
Perfect example of what I was talking about on center court right now. Like how much did people play for those tickets for two blowouts so far?

Emeraldhands
01-18-2011, 02:26 AM
YES!!!
Now let's hope for short women's matches

cath777
01-18-2011, 03:16 AM
Not sure where best to post this, but for anyone who isn't aware, TSN.ca has stepped it up this year and has live streaming of the three main courts. The stream has been working excellently for me so far.

FormerRafaFan
01-18-2011, 03:36 AM
I just wanted to throw something out there. I understand that all the best players are put on the main court, but damn the tennis is just lousy at times. I mean are you paying all that money to watch Rafa and Roger or do you want to pay the money to see an exciting match? Ok, sometimes the matches are exciting and last long but most are whitewashes that sometimes don't even last 45 minutes on the women's side.

I agree. I actually think that the matches on the smaller courts are of better quality than the ones at Rod Laver. Maybe it's because Roger and Rafa are just too good, so watching them crush most of their opponents isn't exactly much fun.

Gonzil
01-18-2011, 04:23 AM
Not sure where best to post this, but for anyone who isn't aware, TSN.ca has stepped it up this year and has live streaming of the three main courts. The stream has been working excellently for me so far.

Thanks for posting that info! I hadn't realized this was available to us.

valexie03
01-18-2011, 02:23 PM
Not sure where best to post this, but for anyone who isn't aware, TSN.ca has stepped it up this year and has live streaming of the three main courts. The stream has been working excellently for me so far.

Thanks. I didn't know :wavey:

misty1
01-18-2011, 02:58 PM
just a reminder that daniel and max get under way in doubles tommorrow against the australian team of james duckworth and benjamin mitchell

156mphserve
01-19-2011, 08:05 AM
WTA shoutout here but Rebecca Marino just came so close to beating the 6th seeded Schiavone. She was down a set and 5-3 with Schiavone serving for the match, saved 3 match points, won 4 straight games for the 2nd set and then played an intense 3rd set ending 9-7 for Schiavone, that featured only 1 break of serve(yes a WTA match featuring only 1 break in 16 games:eek:). I'm so impressed with Rebecca for hanging in there and making it so close but really sad because I feel she could have won it, and if she had would have had a real nice draw in her next match:sad:

Emeraldhands
01-19-2011, 01:29 PM
Don't know if it's been posted yet but Diez is into the second round of Israel F2 after beating a decent Junior Player.

GasquetGulbis
01-19-2011, 08:23 PM
Apparently starting the season off 0-3 has got Ochotta feeling good, so he's doing Australian Open qualifications. That being said, he got a draw that should have him jumping up and down. First round a 15 year old ranked 900 something, 2nd the 3rd seed, ranked 70something, but strictly a clay court player, so I'd say that's winnable too.

FormerRafaFan
01-20-2011, 03:00 PM
I don't know if you guys know, but.. Peter is going to play a challenger in Singapore.

Ugh.. I don't even know what to say about Peter anymore. He doesn't have a bad game really, but he is sorely lacking mental strentgh. When down a break he doesn't seem to be able to come back.. while Milos on the other hand seems a lot stronger mentally. Anyway, just my two cents on it.

I posted this in the Milos thread, but I figured I might as well post it here too.. It's about Canadian tennis:

Q. What do you feel like this means for Canadian tennis?

MILOS RAONIC: That's actually big, because always I want to be able to give back. With the state of Canadian tennis, I feel like there's a lot I can give to that. This is, I'm hoping, going to have a big effect on it.

My presence and my voice will have more of a say, I feel, within the Canadian tennis. I hope to help the sport grow, so this isn't a big deal for us. We want this to be four times a year in each of the Grand Slams, we want to have this consistent level.

Hopefully this will give a boost to Canadian tennis. I know it's a fairly popular sport in Canada, just look at all the Canadian posters in here! ;)

Blarghman
01-22-2011, 02:07 AM
Haha, just had a look at the entry list for Reunion, where Frank (and now Duclos) will play. An unranked player is directly in the MD :haha:

GasquetGulbis
01-22-2011, 02:53 AM
Haha, just had a look at the entry list for Reunion, where Frank (and now Duclos) will play. An unranked player is directly in the MD :haha:

Wow, I expected it to be bad, because it's really nowhere in the world, but I didn't think it would be that bad. Are you sure that's not a wildcard?

Blarghman
01-22-2011, 02:57 AM
Wow, I expected it to be bad, because it's really nowhere in the world, but I didn't think it would be that bad. Are you sure that's not a wildcard?

If you look at the thread in the challengers forum, it looks like they've exhausted the entire alt list. Six players pulled out, and only five from the alt list have opted in, so it might even have a bye. Especially since Milos has not formally pulled out yet, it seems.

GasquetGulbis
01-22-2011, 03:13 AM
If you look at the thread in the challengers forum, it looks like they've exhausted the entire alt list. Six players pulled out, and only five from the alt list have opted in, so it might even have a bye. Especially since Milos has not formally pulled out yet, it seems.

Thats the type of challenger I want Erik Chvojka to start looking for. Obviously the draw is going to be weak, not too much prize money, and a really far distance. And Polansky should have probably signed up for that too, Singapore has a bit of a strong field, and Peter's going to need to play well to pick up any points there.

ibreak4coffee
01-22-2011, 03:56 AM
If you look at the thread in the challengers forum, it looks like they've exhausted the entire alt list. Six players pulled out, and only five from the alt list have opted in, so it might even have a bye. Especially since Milos has not formally pulled out yet, it seems.

Well I HOPE Milos is out now based on today's result :)

ibreak4coffee
01-22-2011, 03:57 AM
Haha, just had a look at the entry list for Reunion, where Frank (and now Duclos) will play. An unranked player is directly in the MD :haha:

Frank better make some noise here...

156mphserve
01-22-2011, 04:31 AM
Well I HOPE Milos is out now based on today's result :)

nope, he's gonna withdraw from the AO so he can play that 30K challenger:haha: