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Week 22: Prostejov, Czech Republic (Winner : Yuri Schukin)

Jacques_Ukraine
04-29-2011, 04:26 PM
Week 22: Prostejov, Czech Republic

http://www.tpg.ua/userfiles/image/Czech%20Republic/Prostejov/1.jpg

Location: Prostejov, Czech Republic
Type: €106,5K+H
Surface: Outdoor Clay
Balls:
Site:
Starting Date: May 30
2010 Champion: Jan Hajek (Czech Republic)
Tournament website: http://www.czech-open.com/



Entry List:
Main Draw
Gimeno-Traver, Daniel ESP 52
OUT Nieminen, Jarkko FIN 59
Stepanek, Radek CZE 61
Berlocq, Carlos ARG 72
Volandri, Filippo ITA 79
Gabashvili, Teymuraz RUS 80
Russell, Michael USA 88
Ramirez Hidalgo, Ruben ESP 97
OUT Paire, Benoit FRA 98
Pospisil, Jaroslav CZE 105
OUT Andreev, Igor RUS 106
OUT Bolelli, Simone ITA 107
Rosol, Lukas CZE 116
Hajek, Jan CZE 119
Ramos, Albert ESP 122
Falla, Alejandro COL 123
Cipolla, Flavio ITA 134
Minar, Ivo CZE 135
Schukin, Yuri KAZ 136
Dutra Da Silva, Rogerio BRA 140
OUT Kubot, Lukasz POL 141
Souza, Joao BRA 146

Alternates:
IN 1. Munoz-De La Nava, Daniel ESP 150
OUT 2. Klizan, Martin SVK 154
OUT 3. De Voest, Rik RSA 156
IN 4. Kravchuk, Konstantin RUS 162
OUT 5. Lapentti, Giovanni ECU 171
OUT 6. Kuznetsov, Andrey RUS 198
OUT 7. Copil, Marius ROU 204
IN 8. Olaso, Guillermo ESP 208
IN 9. Lojda, Dusan CZE 209
OUT 10. Polansky, Peter CAN 210
OUT 11. Meffert, Dominik GER 211
OUT 12. Witten, Jesse USA 213
OUT 13. Stebe, Cedrik-Marcel GER 214
OUT 14. Alcaide, Guillermo ESP 217
IN 15. Estrella, Victor DOM 219
OUT 16. Aguilar, Jorge CHI 221
OUT 17. Kellner, Adam HUN 222
OUT 18. @# Hernandez, Oscar ESP 222
IN 19. Navarro, Ivan ESP 224
OUT 20. Ouanna, Josselin FRA 225
OUT 21. Crugnola, Marco ITA 227
OUT 22. Burquier, Gregoire FRA 228
IN 23. Bubka, Sergei UKR 229
OUT 24. Balazs, Attila HUN 230
25. Flock, Alexander GER 233
26. Semjan, Marek SVK 234
27. Klec, Ivo SVK 235
28. Sousa, Joao POR 236
29. Lemke, James AUS 237
OUT 30. Bester, Philip CAN 238
...

Jacques_Ukraine
04-29-2011, 04:28 PM
QUALIFYING DRAW

[1] Ricardo HOCEVAR (BRA) vs Jakub LUSTYK (CZE)
Libor SALABA (CZE) vs [WC] Tomas PROKOP (CZE)
Leonard STAKHOVSKY (UKR) vs [WC] Pavel KRCEK (CZE)
Jakub SCHIEL (CZE) vs [8] Roman VOGELI (CZE)

[2] Javier MARTI (ESP) vs Robin BULANT (CZE)
[WC] Vaclav SAFRANEK (CZE) vs [WC] Maxim LUNKIN (RUS)
Marko DANIS (SVK) vs Jan PERUTKA (CZE)
Joao GAUER (BRA) vs [5] Evgeny KOROLEV (KAZ)

[3] Adrian MENENDEZ-MACEIRAS (ESP) vs Pierre-Ludovic DUCLOS (CAN)
Franco FERREIRO (BRA) vs Jakub HADRAVA (CZE)
Robert RUMLER (CZE) vs George BASTL (SUI)
[WC] Adam PAVLASEK (CZE) vs [7] Leonardo KIRCHE (BRA)

[4] Caio ZAMPIERI (BRA) vs [WC] Martin VACEK (CZE)
Martin PRIKRYL (CZE) vs Lukas DLOUHY (CZE)
Michal KONECNY (CZE) vs Roman JEBAVY (CZE)
David NOVAK (CZE) vs [6] Jan MERTL (CZE)

Jacques_Ukraine
04-29-2011, 04:29 PM
MAIN DRAW

MAIN DRAW

[1,WC] Mikhail YOUZHNY (RUS) vs Marek SEMJAN (SVK)
Michael RUSSELL (USA) vs Jan HAJEK (CZE)
Konstantin KRAVCHUK (RUS) vs Yuri SCHUKIN (KAZ)
Rogerio DUTRA DA SILVA (BRA) vs [8] Filippo VOLANDRI (ITA)

[3,WC] Andreas SEPPI (ITA) vs Dusan LOJDA (CZE)
Ivo MINAR (CZE) vs Ivan NAVARRO (ESP)
Lukas ROSOL (CZE) vs QUALIFIER
Ivo KLEC (SVK) vs [6] Radek STEPANEK (CZE)

[7] Carlos BERLOCQ (ARG) vs Joao SOUZA (BRA)
Victor ESTRELLA (DOM) vs QUALIFIER
Jaroslav POSPISIL (CZE) vs Ruben RAMIREZ HIDALGO (ESP)
Daniel MUNOZ-DE LA NAVA (ESP) vs [4] Daniel GIMENO-TRAVER (ESP)

[5,WC] Yen-Hsun LU (TPE) vs Albert RAMOS (ESP)
QUALIFIER vs QUALIFIER
Sergei BUBKA (UKR) vs Flavio CIPOLLA (ITA)
Guillermo OLASO (ESP) vs [2,WC] Tommy ROBREDO (ESP)

Jacques_Ukraine
04-29-2011, 04:30 PM
DOUBLES DRAW

Action Jackson
05-13-2011, 03:23 PM
WC to Berdych if he loses early in RG. Hajek getting ready to peak for the Hajek slam.

Filo V.
05-13-2011, 05:07 PM
Jan needs to make at least an SF here to keep his season relevant.

willoughby
05-13-2011, 05:14 PM
WC to Berdych if he loses early in RG. Hajek getting ready to peak for the Hajek slam.

top-10 players can't play challengers, even with wild-card.

Action Jackson
05-13-2011, 05:25 PM
top-10 players can't play challengers, even with wild-card.

Ljubicic and Berdych were top 20 when they played their challengers.

Yves.
05-13-2011, 06:00 PM
Ljubicic and Berdych were top 20 when they played their challengers.

They were probably between 11-20. That's no problem (but you do need a WC).

dinkulpus
05-14-2011, 10:39 AM
WC to Berdych if he loses early in RG. Hajek getting ready to peak for the Hajek slam.

That will be a huge mistake from Tomas, it will be better for him to prepare on grass, because he have to defend final on Wimbledon :cool:

Saviolero
05-14-2011, 01:23 PM
Very good Challenger, important players play in Projestov.

mich.proch
05-24-2011, 09:11 PM
Yes i agree. This will be very good tournament. Possible is start of Michail Youzhny and Florian Mayer!

But for my is maybe a favourite Czech player Lukas Rosol, he won ATP Challenger in Prague this year. And in this moment ho won a first round match in the Roland Garros.

Here is fanpage of Lukas:
http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=hpskip#!/pages/Lukas-Rosol/212555508779251

Nathaliia
05-24-2011, 09:13 PM
Anybody going to this tournament? :angel: PM me please.

My friend was supposed to go but it looks like he won't get days off at work :sad:.

Hellraiser
05-25-2011, 08:09 PM
Berdych Slam here? or is he not going to Prostejov.

Action Jackson
05-25-2011, 08:11 PM
Berdych Slam here? or is he not going to Prostejov.

He'll be at the event might play doubles but can't play singles.

Filo V.
05-25-2011, 11:17 PM
Guys always play Prostejov after losing early at RG. I wouldn't be surprised to see someone like Starace, Dodig or Golubev try to get a WC here. Maybe Kohlschreiber. I doubt Tomas will play here in any capacity but who knows?

Nathaliia
05-25-2011, 11:21 PM
Top 10 players CAN'T enter a challenger even with a Wild Card. If he plays it will be only doubles.

Filo V.
05-25-2011, 11:25 PM
Yeah............I learned that rule a few years ago. It's a good rule. It should be top 30 IMO.

Tomas should just take a break to recharge for grass.

Nathaliia
05-25-2011, 11:28 PM
Apparently I am not sure, but I think players 11-20 ATP can receive WC only during second weeks of slams and to Sunrise challenger (Sunrise wasn't played this season though)

Players 21-50 can play with a Wild Card.

Please someone correct me if I'm wrong... (but I think I'm not :p)

I agree with you Tomas shouldn't even bother as he has stuff to defend at Wimbledon, full focus on grass and not on beer in Prostejov.

Saviolero
05-26-2011, 10:18 AM
I think Stepanek can play, but Berdych, Kolschreiber, etc..NO.

I want to see the single's and double's draw.

mich.proch
05-26-2011, 02:13 PM
UNBELIEVABLE!!!

Tournament director today said: Tommy Robredo will be play in Prostějov!!!

Possible is start of Youzhny and Florian Mayer.

Saviolero
05-26-2011, 03:32 PM
Robredo? What a shock for me. :eek::eek::eek:

_Chaz
05-26-2011, 04:09 PM
UNBELIEVABLE!!!

Tournament director today said: Tommy Robredo will be play in Prostějov!!!

Possible is start of Youzhny and Florian Mayer.

Flo won't play here. He overplayed during the clay season and he knows that, he was very angry after his loss today, especially with himself.

Jacques_Ukraine
05-26-2011, 08:01 PM
OUT: Andreev
IN: Munoz-De La Nava

Davidcuervacho
05-26-2011, 10:00 PM
Good luck Charly Berlocq :yeah:

Champion number 1
05-27-2011, 07:52 AM
Good luck Simo if he decides to still play this, which he should and of course Filo too,

Nathaliia
05-27-2011, 10:28 PM
Just to remind everyone, because of a slam quallies will start Sunday ;) so no QD tonight ;)

Jacques_Ukraine
05-28-2011, 02:34 PM
OUT: Nieminen, Kubot, Paire, Bolelli
IN: Kravchuk, Olaso, Lojda, Estrella, Navarro, Bubka

Filo V.
05-28-2011, 03:19 PM
Simone deleted himself from the event :sad:

Oh well, he could use a week off. Still plenty of favorites in the event I hope to see do well.

*Jean*
05-28-2011, 03:32 PM
my four favorites out the same day :lol:

Nathaliia
05-28-2011, 07:57 PM
QUALIFICATION DRAW

[1] Ricardo Hocevar (BRA) vs. Jakub Lustyk (CZE)
Libor Salaba (CZE) vs. [WC] Tomas Prokop (CZE)
Leonard Stakhovsky (UKR) vs. [WC] Pavel Krcek (CZE)
[WC] Jakub Schiel (CZE) vs. [8] Roman Vogeli (CZE)

[2] Javier Marti (ESP) vs. Robin Bulant (CZE)
[WC] Vaclav Safranek (CZE) vs. [WC] Maxim Lunkin (RUS)
Marko Danis (SVK) vs. Jan Perutka (CZE)
Joao Gauer (BRA) vs. [5] Evgeny Korolev (KAZ)

[3] Adrian Menendez-Maceiras (ESP) vs. Pierre Ludovic-Duclos (CAN)
Franco Ferreiro (BRA) vs. Jakub Hadrava (CZE)
Robert Rumler (CZE) vs. George Bastl (SUI)
[WC] Adam Pavlasek (CZE) vs. [7] Leonardo Kirche (BRA)

[4] Caio Zampieri (BRA) vs. [WC] Martin Vacek (CZE)
Martin Prikryl (CZE) vs. Lukas Dlouhy (CZE)
Michal Konecny (CZE) vs. Roman Jebavy (CZE)
David Novak (CZE) vs. [6] Jan Mertl (CZE)

Marita_Matthäus
05-28-2011, 08:38 PM
Good luck to Martí :cheerleader:

Kante
05-28-2011, 08:58 PM
MD: http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2011/558/mds.pdf

Youzhny, Robredo, Seppi and LU get a WC!

TennisOnWood
05-28-2011, 09:19 PM
Go Javi

Filo V.
05-28-2011, 09:22 PM
Lu :spit:

Why the fuck did he not go to Nottingham? Good for Albert, though. Great opportunity for a QF here.

Filo V.
05-28-2011, 09:28 PM
Well, looking at the draw, I like it for Jan. Sorry he has to play Mikey in R1 but he should beat Mikey. Then likely Misha, and at this point, I think he has a great chance to win that match.

I think Pippo should win two matches. I have to root for Jan if Pippo and Jan play in the QF. Jan needs a big run here.

Ruben has one semi-winnable match but he'll likely lose his R2 to DGT should he beat Pospisil.

The second quarter is the toughest with Rosol, Stepanek, Seppi and Minar. I think one of them, and Robredo, are the favorites at this event.

Filo V.
05-28-2011, 09:28 PM
Hopefully Jan wins this event again!!!

Nathaliia
05-28-2011, 09:37 PM
This looks like a small ATP event...

LOL at Lu :facepalm:

Peplin
05-29-2011, 12:53 AM
What a main draw! Stronger than some ATP tournaments.

Jacques_Ukraine
05-29-2011, 09:53 AM
MAIN DRAW

[1,WC] Mikhail YOUZHNY (RUS) vs Marek SEMJAN (SVK)
Michael RUSSELL (USA) vs Jan HAJEK (CZE)
Konstantin KRAVCHUK (RUS) vs Yuri SCHUKIN (KAZ)
Rogerio DUTRA DA SILVA (BRA) vs [8] Filippo VOLANDRI (ITA)

[3,WC] Andreas SEPPI (ITA) vs Dusan LOJDA (CZE)
Ivo MINAR (CZE) vs Ivan NAVARRO (ESP)
Lukas ROSOL (CZE) vs QUALIFIER
Ivo KLEC (SVK) vs [6] Radek STEPANEK (CZE)

[7] Carlos BERLOCQ (ARG) vs Joao SOUZA (BRA)
Victor ESTRELLA (DOM) vs QUALIFIER
Jaroslav POSPISIL (CZE) vs Ruben RAMIREZ HIDALGO (ESP)
Daniel MUNOZ-DE LA NAVA (ESP) vs [4] Daniel GIMENO-TRAVER (ESP)

[5,WC] Yen-Hsun LU (TPE) vs Albert RAMOS (ESP)
QUALIFIER vs QUALIFIER
Sergei BUBKA (UKR) vs Flavio CIPOLLA (ITA)
Guillermo OLASO (ESP) vs [2,WC] Tommy ROBREDO (ESP)

Saviolero
05-29-2011, 10:16 AM
GREAT DRAW!! :worship:

Nathaliia
05-29-2011, 10:59 AM
I'll maybe have reports from here if my friend from Wroclaw really decides to go :eek: (I will know tomorrow). Too bad I can't go myself but I'll be busy next week :smash: maybe for 1-2 days but not sure :sad:

Chase Visa
05-29-2011, 11:53 AM
Why would you give a WC to Lu?

Moder
05-29-2011, 12:48 PM
Doubles
Seeds: (cut: Marti/Olaso - 465)
1. David Marrero/Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo
2. James Cerretani/Adil Shamasdin
3. Carlos Berlocq/Daniel Munoz-De La Nava
4. David Skoch/Igor Zelenay

First Round
(1)David Marrero/Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo (ESP) vs Jan Hajek/Ivo Minar (CZE)
Daniel Gimeno-Traver/Ivan Navarro (ESP) vs (WC)Roman Jebavy/Dusan Lojda (CZE)
(4)David Skoch/Igor Zelenay (CZE/SVK) vs Rogerio Dutra Da Silva/Franco Ferreiro (BRA)
Javier Marti/Guillermo Olaso (ESP) vs Tomasz Bednarek/Mateusz Kowalczyk (POL)
Flavio Cipolla/Michael Russell (ITA/USA) vs Pierre-Ludovic Duclos/Ivo Klec (CAN/SVK)
Albert Ramos/Joao Souza (ESP/BRA) vs (3)Carlos Berlocq/Daniel Munoz-De La Nava (ARG/ESP)
(WC)George Bastl/Michal Konecny (SUI/CZE) vs (WC)Sergei Bubka/Adrian Menendez-Maceiras (UKR/ESP)
Lukas Dlouhy/Jaroslav Pospisil (CZE) vs (2)James Cerretani/Adil Shamasdin (USA/CAN)

Nathaliia
05-29-2011, 09:27 PM
i'm lazy to type out the scores from Q but i'll pull a Filo V now:

"OMG Marti and Korolev will play against each other in R3, if one of them fails to qualify i lose all interest in this tournament!"

:p

Dlouhy is also in R3.

Filo V.
05-29-2011, 10:08 PM
Hopefully one of Javi and Evgeny get a LL :angel:

Filo V.
05-29-2011, 10:08 PM
I would root for Evgeny in normal circumstances, but I want Javier to win because I want to see him roll with the momentum from RG. I don't see Korolev ever coming back again to a top level.

Filo V.
05-29-2011, 10:17 PM
Youzhny, Gimeno and Hajek-Russell are tomorrow so I'm already excited! Will be interesting to see if Mr. drop shot Dlouhy qualifies, he'll be dangerous I think should he do so.

SonicCRO
05-30-2011, 12:59 AM
go JEBAVYYYYY

Moder
05-30-2011, 01:47 AM
Q-Second Round
(1)Ricardo Hocevar (BRA) d. (WC)Tomas Prokop (CZE) 6-0 6-3
(8)Roman Vogeli (CZE) d. Leonard Stakhovsky (UKR) 6-2 6-2
(2)Javier Marti (ESP) d. (WC)Vaclav Safranek (CZE) 6-2 6-1
(5)Evgeny Korolev (KAZ) d. Marko Danis (SVK) 6-3 6-2
(3)Adrian Menendez-Maceiras (ESP) d. Franco Ferreiro (BRA) 7-5 0-0 ret.
(7)Leonardo Kirche (BRA) d. George Bastl (SUI) 6-3 2-6 6-1
Lukas Dlouhy (CZE) d. (4)Caio Zampieri (BRA) 7-5 6-2
Roman Jebavy (CZE) d. David Novak (CZE) 6-3 6-3

Qualifying Round
(1)Ricardo Hocevar (BRA) vs (8)Roman Vogeli (CZE)
(2)Javier Marti (ESP) vs (5)Evgeny Korolev (KAZ)
(3)Adrian Menendez-Maceiras (ESP) vs (7)Leonardo Kirche (BRA)
Lukas Dlouhy (CZE) vs Roman Jebavy (CZE)

Nathaliia
05-30-2011, 02:50 AM
Jan Mertl had right ankle and Franco Ferreiro a low back injury.

Ferreiro definitely has too many injuries overall.

Filo V.
05-30-2011, 03:00 AM
I thought Franco retired from singles.

Sombrerero loco
05-30-2011, 08:16 AM
vamos javi marti!!

Tipster13
05-30-2011, 08:55 AM
Rethorical question:
Will Youzhny fix in this challenger ? :lol:

SonicCRO
05-30-2011, 09:40 AM
Rethorical question:
Will Youzhny fix in this challenger ? :lol:

probably

SonicCRO
05-30-2011, 09:41 AM
Jebavy leads 6-3 go go

Nathaliia
05-30-2011, 09:50 AM
Rethorical question:
Will Youzhny fix in this challenger ? :lol:
well,last year chaps who got WC hanescu and montanes both lost in R2 ;) radek went to the final but it's radek after all :angel:

SonicCRO
05-30-2011, 09:56 AM
Jebavy Jebavyyyyy 6-3 4-1

Marita_Matthäus
05-30-2011, 11:02 AM
Korolev def. Martí 7-6(0) 6-2

:bigcry::bigcry:

TennisOnWood
05-30-2011, 11:07 AM
Damn Javi

Ad Wim
05-30-2011, 11:34 AM
I guess Hocevar knows at least someone is pulling out.

Nathaliia
05-30-2011, 11:54 AM
I hope a small chance for Javi for a LL :awww:

Filo V.
05-30-2011, 12:04 PM
Korolev saved 4/5 break points in the first set and then won the tiebreak to zero and dominated the second set, so obviously his motivation must be quite high this week.

Courts are playing I'd say medium speed. Decent quickness.

Filo V.
05-30-2011, 12:06 PM
DGT can't hit backhands right now. Munoz is playing sort of OK but DGT hasn't played a good match today.

Filo V.
05-30-2011, 12:57 PM
Jan played a pretty good set, Mikey made a lot of errors and it cost him.

Filo V.
05-30-2011, 01:01 PM
I'm seeing today why DGT has struggled for the most part this year. Tons of loose errors off the forehand and he can't hit backhands.

Filo V.
05-30-2011, 01:09 PM
Munoz De La Nava def. Gimeno-Traver 3-6 6-3 6-3

Saviolero
05-30-2011, 01:18 PM
Munoz De La Nava def. Gimeno-Traver 3-6 6-3 6-3

:eek::eek::eek:

First suprise of the tournament..

Filo V.
05-30-2011, 01:30 PM
Jan has saved himself with big serves often in the match.

Filo V.
05-30-2011, 01:59 PM
Hajek def. Russell 6-4 7-5

Both guys were injured at the end. I don't know what happened to Jan, either a leg injury or his back giving out again, but he was in pain.

Filo V.
05-30-2011, 02:58 PM
Youzhny looks really horrible right now. Very poor standard of tennis being played.

nole_no1
05-30-2011, 03:12 PM
BTW why is Youzhny playing here?

Ad Wim
05-30-2011, 03:21 PM
WTF Gimeno, I really thought he had it back on track before RG. But it's terrible again...

Tulipe
05-30-2011, 03:34 PM
Munoz De La Nava def. Gimeno-Traver 3-6 6-3 6-3

Good for RRH. He always loses to DGT, against Munoz there's still a little chance of winning. The guys know each other well from doubles.

Filo V.
05-30-2011, 03:36 PM
Youzhny's ranking is going to crash. I cannot believe what I'm watching. He's so lucky he got that good draw at RG.

Saviolero
05-30-2011, 03:37 PM
Youzhny :eek::eek::eek:

Filo V.
05-30-2011, 03:42 PM
Good for RRH. He always loses to DGT, against Munoz there's still a little chance of winning. The guys know each other well from doubles.

Good point. I don't actually believe in him to win over Munoz, or really over Pospisil either, but we'll see. Definitely better to play Munoz over Gimeno.

Filo V.
05-30-2011, 03:44 PM
BTW why is Youzhny playing here?

More wins+more money.

Filo V.
05-30-2011, 03:44 PM
Misha is moving like a fucking slug on the court.

Filo V.
05-30-2011, 03:58 PM
Match is starting to get a lot better now.

Nathaliia
05-30-2011, 03:59 PM
Youzhny 7-5 3-6 2-2

lol came for a sightseeing trip ;)

Filo V.
05-30-2011, 04:01 PM
I wish that could be an excuse, Nathii. But he's actually trying hard :tape:

Tulipe
05-30-2011, 04:05 PM
I'm wondering what is there to see in Prostejov... The old factory that used to make clothes? :D I would rather play in Prostejov than go sightseeing :haha:

Action Jackson
05-30-2011, 04:10 PM
I'm wondering what is there to see in Prostejov... The old factory that used to make clothes? :D I would rather play in Prostejov than go sightseeing :haha:

The castle.

SonicCRO
05-30-2011, 04:11 PM
JEBAVYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY :wavey::wavey::wavey::wavey::wavey:

SonicCRO
05-30-2011, 04:11 PM
Youzhny :eek::eek::eek:


Originally Posted by Tipster13 View Post
Rethorical question:
Will Youzhny fix in this challenger ?

Originally Posted by SonicCRO View Post:
probably

Filo V.
05-30-2011, 04:14 PM
Pathetic choke from Semjan.

Nathaliia
05-30-2011, 04:16 PM
I wish that could be an excuse, Nathii. But he's actually trying hard :tape:
Just came home and wasn't watching :tape: now i'm going turn the tv on and watch the last Polish person at RG in her last match... Misha has to win without my spiritual help :facepalm:

Filo V.
05-30-2011, 04:25 PM
Misha played a pretty good third set even though he fell behind, but he's gonna have to step it up if he wants to beat any decent player. I would say Jan should take him out but since he's injured Misha should have good chances.

Filo V.
05-30-2011, 04:29 PM
Just came home and wasn't watching :tape: now i'm going turn the tv on and watch the last Polish person at RG in her last match... Misha has to win without my spiritual help :facepalm:

Hopefully Agi beats Shriekpova :cheerleader:

Misha got the job done, guess he likes Prostejov after all :lol:

Nathaliia
05-30-2011, 05:53 PM
Hopefully Agi beats Shriekpova :cheerleader:

Misha got the job done, guess he likes Prostejov after all :lol:
Sightseeing trip in the old factory continues :lol:

Aga is playing well but Sharapova serves like a monster, I think after the 1st set Aga was done with the match, at least her face said so :sad:.

Tom Paulman
05-30-2011, 06:34 PM
Anyone heard of Radim Urbanek? He got hit by train in Prostejov on Friday and they give him 30% chance to survive :( He has severe head and chest injuries. He used to be a very good junior

Tulipe
05-30-2011, 06:40 PM
Anyone heard of Radim Urbanek? He got hit by train in Prostejov on Friday and they give him 30% chance to survive :( He has severe head and chest injuries. He used to be a very good junior

Yes, I heard about it :( He's in coma in the hospital in Olomouc now. It's very sad. I know him a little bit, he's the same age as me and I met him during a tournament here last year. A very nice guy, I hope he fights and gets better.

Filo V.
05-30-2011, 07:22 PM
Sad, thoughts go out to Radim. I've heard of him before in passing but I've never seen him play. Hopefully he survives and is able to live a fully functioning life.

Filo V.
05-30-2011, 07:29 PM
Sightseeing trip in the old factory continues :lol:

Aga is playing well but Sharapova serves like a monster, I think after the 1st set Aga was done with the match, at least her face said so :sad:.

Shriekpova won :o

Aga played pretty well. Maria just hits the ball too hard.

Oh well, at least Misha's excursion to the Czech Republic continues so overall today has been a good day of tennis for me :p

Action Jackson
05-30-2011, 07:31 PM
Anyone heard of Radim Urbanek? He got hit by train in Prostejov on Friday and they give him 30% chance to survive :( He has severe head and chest injuries. He used to be a very good junior

Horrible news hope he can survive.

Moder
05-30-2011, 08:53 PM
Qualifying Round
(8)Roman Vogeli (CZE) d. (1)Ricardo Hocevar (BRA) 6-0 6-3
(5)Evgeny Korolev (KAZ) d. (2)Javier Marti (ESP) 7-6(0) 6-2
(3)Adrian Menendez-Maceiras (ESP) d. (7)Leonardo Kirche (BRA) 6-4 6-7(5) 6-1
Roman Jebavy (CZE) d. Lukas Dlouhy (CZE) 6-3 6-1

MD, Q placed:
First Round
(1)(WC)Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) d. (ALT)Marek Semjan (SVK) 7-5 3-6 7-5
Jan Hajek (CZE) d. Michael Russell (USA) 6-4 7-5
Yuri Schukin (KAZ) d. Konstantin Kravchuk (RUS) 7-5 6-0
Rogerio Dutra Da Silva (BRA) vs (8)Filippo Volandri (ITA)
(3)(WC)Andreas Seppi (ITA) vs Dusan Lojda (CZE)
Ivo Minar (CZE) vs Ivan Navarro (ESP)
Lukas Rosol (CZE) vs (q)Roman Jebavy (CZE)
(ALT)Ivo Klec (SVK) vs (6)Radek Stepanek (CZE)
(7)Carlos Berlocq (ARG) vs Joao Souza (BRA)
Victor Estrella (DOM) vs (q)Roman Vogeli (CZE)
Jaroslav Pospisil (CZE) vs Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo (ESP)
Daniel Munoz-De La Nava (ESP) d. (4)Daniel Gimeno-Traver (ESP) 3-6 6-3 6-3
(5)(WC)Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE) vs Albert Ramos (ESP)
(q)Evgeny Korolev (KAZ) vs (q)Adrian Menendez-Maceiras (ESP)
Sergei Bubka (UKR) vs Flavio Cipolla (ITA)
Guillermo Olaso (ESP) vs (2)(WC)Tommy Robredo (ESP)


Help with results in steve’s forum is needed. The current team is great but it could be bigger.

Tom Paulman
05-31-2011, 10:07 AM
Robredo pulled out because his old injury appeared again when he practiced today

Ad Wim
05-31-2011, 10:11 AM
Wtf Minar?!

Action Jackson
05-31-2011, 10:30 AM
Seppi 7-5 6-2

Hocevar replaces Robredo.

Saviolero
05-31-2011, 10:32 AM
Wtf Minar?!

:eek::eek::eek: Minar lost 6-0 6-3, amazing result in my opinion

Nathaliia
05-31-2011, 10:45 AM
Aww with Tommy's bad luck it's an open tournament now I think.

I didn't report Tipster's posts but the challenger forum always has been a nicer place than the rest of MTF so I guess some mod (Snowwy I suspect) just reacted ;).

Saviolero
05-31-2011, 11:19 AM
Results:

Seppi 7-5 6-2 Lojda
Navarro 6-3 6-0 Minar
Stepanek 7-5 6-2 Klec
Estrella 3-6 6-3 6-4 Vogeli

Filo V.
05-31-2011, 12:52 PM
Too bad about Tommy, returned too soon. He shouldn't come back until post-Wimbledon.

Filo V.
05-31-2011, 12:52 PM
Pippo beat Dutra da Silva 6-4 6-2 and only got broken one time! Good result.

Filo V.
05-31-2011, 12:55 PM
Ruben has fought back from being 6-3 5-*3 down, and two match points against at 5-4. Now it's a tiebreaker in the second set, hopefully he takes it and can run away with the match.

Action Jackson
05-31-2011, 01:05 PM
Pospisil 6-3 7-6

Bye bye moonballer.

Filo V.
05-31-2011, 01:05 PM
Fuck off, Ruben. Such a blown tiebreak. It was right there for him to take it. Very disappointing result.

Filo V.
05-31-2011, 01:10 PM
Ruben really blew a great opportunity with the draw. Really good chance for a SF. Now Pospisil v Munoz, very wide open match and a mediocre QF player for a quality event such as this.

Nathaliia
05-31-2011, 01:11 PM
Pospisil should have won earlier but he rushed too much and gave a hand to RRH, almost repeated the same trick in the TB.

Filo V.
05-31-2011, 02:18 PM
Good and expected wins for Flavio and Albert.

Filo V.
05-31-2011, 02:56 PM
Charly, please don't lose this. Must win this match.

Filo V.
05-31-2011, 03:13 PM
Feijao just has too much game. Why is he not top 100? So talented. That's a dude who, I look at guys making runs at the French, like Rosol and Kubot, I think he's every bit as good as them.

Filo V.
05-31-2011, 03:16 PM
The top half is so dramatically better than the bottom half. I hope Albert makes the final. I think Flavio might do it, though.

Ad Wim
05-31-2011, 03:22 PM
Strange results. If you don't want to play this, then just don't play. Examples are Gimeno and Berlocq. Pathetic losses.

Filo V.
05-31-2011, 04:04 PM
And also, the strangest result of all, Minar losing so badly to Navarro. I wish I saw that, I didn't catch it. That result is quite frankly a disgrace if Minar wasn't hurt.

Based on the results of the first round and what I did see today, I think Steps should have a good shot here. Rosol v Stepanek will be a good match.

Nathaliia
05-31-2011, 05:09 PM
And also, the strangest result of all, Minar losing so badly to Navarro. I wish I saw that, I didn't catch it. That result is quite frankly a disgrace if Minar wasn't hurt.

Based on the results of the first round and what I did see today, I think Steps should have a good shot here. Rosol v Stepanek will be a good match.
Agreed. The court seems to have a decent speed so I think a winner of this match can make some mess.

Moder
05-31-2011, 11:48 PM
First Round
(1)(WC)Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) d. (ALT)Marek Semjan (SVK) 7-5 3-6 7-5
Jan Hajek (CZE) d. Michael Russell (USA) 6-4 7-5
Yuri Schukin (KAZ) d. Konstantin Kravchuk (RUS) 7-5 6-0
(8)Filippo Volandri (ITA) d. Rogerio Dutra Da Silva (BRA) 6-4 6-2
(3)(WC)Andreas Seppi (ITA) d. Dusan Lojda (CZE) 7-5 6-2
Ivan Navarro (ESP) d. Ivo Minar (CZE) 6-0 6-3
Lukas Rosol (CZE) d. (q)Roman Jebavy (CZE) 6-3 6-3
(6)Radek Stepanek (CZE) d. (ALT)Ivo Klec (SVK) 7-5 6-2
Joao Souza (BRA) d. (7)Carlos Berlocq (ARG) 6-2 7-6(2)
Victor Estrella (DOM) d. (q)Roman Vogeli (CZE) 3-6 6-3 6-4
Jaroslav Pospisil (CZE) d. Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo (ESP) 6-3 7-6(5)
Daniel Munoz-De La Nava (ESP) d. (4)Daniel Gimeno-Traver (ESP) 3-6 6-3 6-3
Albert Ramos (ESP) d. (5)(WC)Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE) 6-2 6-4
(q)Evgeny Korolev (KAZ) d. (q)Adrian Menendez-Maceiras (ESP) 7-6(4) 6-4
Flavio Cipolla (ITA) d. Sergei Bubka (UKR) 5-7 6-0 6-3
Guillermo Olaso (ESP) d. (LL)Ricardo Hocevar (BRA) 7-6(6) 6-2 [Hocevar replaces (2)Tommy Robredo]

Second Round
(1)(WC)Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) vs Jan Hajek (CZE)
Yuri Schukin (KAZ) vs (8)Filippo Volandri (ITA)
(3)(WC)Andreas Seppi (ITA) vs Ivan Navarro (ESP)
Lukas Rosol (CZE) vs (6)Radek Stepanek (CZE)
Joao Souza (BRA) vs Victor Estrella (DOM)
Jaroslav Pospisil (CZE) vs Daniel Munoz-De La Nava (ESP)
Albert Ramos (ESP) vs (q)Evgeny Korolev (KAZ)
Flavio Cipolla (ITA) vs Guillermo Olaso (ESP)


First Round
(1)David Marrero/Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo (ESP) d. (ALT)Victor Estrella/Ricardo Hocevar (DOM/BRA) 7-6(5) 6-1
Daniel Gimeno-Traver/Ivan Navarro (ESP) d. (WC)Roman Jebavy/Dusan Lojda (CZE) 6-4 6-2
Rogerio Dutra Da Silva/Franco Ferreiro (BRA) d. (4)David Skoch/Igor Zelenay (CZE/SVK) 7-6(6) 6-4
Javier Marti/Guillermo Olaso (ESP) d. Tomasz Bednarek/Mateusz Kowalczyk (POL) 7-5 7-6(5)
Pierre-Ludovic Duclos/Ivo Klec (CAN/SVK) d. Flavio Cipolla/Michael Russell (ITA/USA) 6-3 6-2
(3)Carlos Berlocq/Daniel Munoz-De La Nava (ARG/ESP) d. Albert Ramos/Joao Souza (ESP/BRA) 6-4 6-7(1) (10-4)
(WC)Sergei Bubka/Adrian Menendez-Maceiras (UKR/ESP) d. (WC)George Bastl/Michal Konecny (SUI/CZE) 6-3 7-6(2)
Lukas Dlouhy/Jaroslav Pospisil (CZE) d. (2)James Cerretani/Adil Shamasdin (USA/CAN) 6-1 6-3

Quarterfinals
(1)David Marrero/Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo (ESP) vs Daniel Gimeno-Traver/Ivan Navarro (ESP)
Rogerio Dutra Da Silva/Franco Ferreiro (BRA) vs Javier Marti/Guillermo Olaso (ESP)
Pierre-Ludovic Duclos/Ivo Klec (CAN/SVK) vs (3)Carlos Berlocq/Daniel Munoz-De La Nava (ARG/ESP)
(WC)Sergei Bubka/Adrian Menendez-Maceiras (UKR/ESP) vs Lukas Dlouhy/Jaroslav Pospisil (CZE)

Any help in steve’s results forum is appreciated. Even if just for a few minutes.

Saviolero
06-01-2011, 09:33 AM
Why Stepanek-Rosol don't play in the center court? :confused:

madmax
06-01-2011, 09:58 AM
c'mon Pippo, get your crap together

Action Jackson
06-01-2011, 10:40 AM
Schukin 6-4 6-1

Stepanek 7-5 6-2

Filo V.
06-01-2011, 12:24 PM
Pippo I'm thinking obviously tanked, because otherwise that is a beyond shit result. I refuse to believe he simply lost that badly to someone who has been in no form whatsoever. That's just gross.

Filo V.
06-01-2011, 12:27 PM
Seppi hasn't played a good match yet but is in the QF. Guessing Steps will beat him tomorrow.

Steps-Rosol was a really up and down match. A lot of struggling on serve from both, good points, bad points. So maybe Andreas has a chance by being consistent and Steps making errors.

Filo V.
06-01-2011, 12:29 PM
Korolev beat Ramos 6-3 6-3. On one hand I'm happy to see Evgeny win, but I wanted Albert to make the finals here.

Albert has been complaining over a close linecall to end the match for a few minutes now, pretty funny.

Filo V.
06-01-2011, 12:41 PM
Cipolla def. Olaso 6-4 6-4

Interesting how Souza is struggling with someone like Estrella after dominating Berlocq yesterday. I'm even more disappointed than Ruben lost now. He could have cleaned this up and made the final easily.

Nathaliia
06-01-2011, 01:15 PM
Albert wasn't good yesterday, IMO very expected.
But you got it right Steps 2-0, I was thinking it might go in 3 ;)

Gosh I've been so busy and missed all the matches.

Seppi usually plays well in challengers, he's kind of like a late-career Vliegen, don't you agree? At the same time I don't think he is too weak for ATP or smth like some players (had Career High in the 30s, beat good players incl. Rafa...)... just looks like he mentally doesn't fit on the higher level for the time being. What do you think?

Action Jackson
06-01-2011, 01:21 PM
Albert wasn't good yesterday, IMO very expected.
But you got it right Steps 2-0, I was thinking it might go in 3 ;)

Gosh I've been so busy and missed all the matches.

Seppi usually plays well in challengers, he's kind of like a late-career Vliegen, don't you agree? At the same time I don't think he is too weak for ATP or smth like some players (had Career High in the 30s, beat good players incl. Rafa...)... just looks like he mentally doesn't fit on the higher level for the time being. What do you think?

Seppi only plays a few challengers, he needs some matches after coming back from injury. Problem when Seppi is awful, he is shit, but his top level is solid.

Filo V.
06-01-2011, 02:43 PM
Seppi is a little better than late-career Vliegen, he can win ATP matches. He's not a challenger player who moonlights on ATP events. He's a good player, solid, beats guys he's supposed to most of the time, and loses to better players most of the time. The past couple of years he's been a little less good at the ATP level than he was a few years ago but not Vliegen bad.

Filo V.
06-01-2011, 02:45 PM
Misha is playing a lot sharper today than yesterday, and Jan is making too many errors. Overall a pretty high quality match, though.

You can tell the difference between ATP level ballstriking and challenger level when watching this match in comparison to others at this level.

Filo V.
06-01-2011, 03:04 PM
If Jan cut out the mistakes I think he would win this match.

Filo V.
06-01-2011, 03:16 PM
Misha is playing really really good now. I guess he stepped it up because of who he was playing compared to Monday. I feel so bad for Jan, though, I really wanted him to win this event. This is his tournament. I don't feel confident about the rest of his season.

Filo V.
06-01-2011, 03:27 PM
This event to me basically is dead because probably Youzhny/Seppi/Stepanek will win, and they don't need the points. They don't need this win like other guys need it. How can a challenger guy make the top 100 if ATP players play and usually win all the big challengers? It's disgusting.

Nathaliia
06-01-2011, 05:39 PM
Yeah but on the other hand Czech Republic is a country where tennis is popular and they don't have any ATP level tournaments, so at least they have this tournament with good players to watch live :)

Action Jackson
06-01-2011, 05:41 PM
This event to me basically is dead because probably Youzhny/Seppi/Stepanek will win, and they don't need the points. They don't need this win like other guys need it. How can a challenger guy make the top 100 if ATP players play and usually win all the big challengers? It's disgusting.

Don't watch it then and spare the drama, but you will be back here tomorrow.

Moder
06-01-2011, 09:01 PM
Second Round
(1)(WC)Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) d. Jan Hajek (CZE) 6-3 6-3
Yuri Schukin (KAZ) d. (8)Filippo Volandri (ITA) 6-4 6-1
(3)(WC)Andreas Seppi (ITA) d. Ivan Navarro (ESP) 6-1 2-6 6-4
(6)Radek Stepanek (CZE) d. Lukas Rosol (CZE) 7-5 6-2
Victor Estrella (DOM) d. Joao Souza (BRA) 3-6 7-6(9) 6-4
Daniel Munoz-De La Nava (ESP) d. Jaroslav Pospisil (CZE) 6-2 6-3
(q)Evgeny Korolev (KAZ) d. Albert Ramos (ESP) 6-3 6-3
Flavio Cipolla (ITA) d. Guillermo Olaso (ESP) 6-4 6-4

Quarterfinals
(1)(WC)Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) vs Yuri Schukin (KAZ)
(3)(WC)Andreas Seppi (ITA) vs (6)Radek Stepanek (CZE)
Victor Estrella (DOM) vs Daniel Munoz-De La Nava (ESP)
(q)Evgeny Korolev (KAZ) vs Flavio Cipolla (ITA)

Smoke944
06-02-2011, 02:12 AM
I think Korolev is going to start actually playing again and be back in the top-100 really soon...

Nathaliia
06-02-2011, 02:39 AM
I think Korolev is going to start actually playing again and be back in the top-100 really soon...
Watched him in Alessandria, played really well, had an unlucky loss. He's on a good route now.

Sombrerero loco
06-02-2011, 08:11 AM
come on seppi!!

Action Jackson
06-02-2011, 01:44 PM
Stepanek 7-5 6-4

Nathaliia
06-02-2011, 02:41 PM
Misha cruising 6-1...

Luinir
06-02-2011, 03:04 PM
Misha retired at 6-1 1-4.

Action Jackson
06-02-2011, 03:09 PM
Cipolla 6-4 2-0 RET

Filo V.
06-02-2011, 08:05 PM
I feel a little cheated that Misha retired today but beat Jan yesterday. Jan could have easily made the SF here at least. Oh well.

Most likely will be a Steps v Cipo final, which will be nice if it happens. Cipo will be right around the 100 mark if he wins this event. For a guy with absolutely no serve and pretty much no offensive weapons, he's always managed to do just enough to stay inside the top 150 consistently and near 100 a lot.

Filo V.
06-02-2011, 08:06 PM
I think Korolev is going to start actually playing again and be back in the top-100 really soon...

We'll see when he gets on HC and indoors. I'm not that confident because he's not consistent and he's not mentally tough.

Nathaliia
06-02-2011, 09:05 PM
We'll see when he gets on HC and indoors. I'm not that confident because he's not consistent and he's not mentally tough.
bothered by his health the first and the foremost... so if someone bases his tennis on physical power it can't bring the confidence in

sad, he surely has enough talent to be a solid top 50 player

flavio was ok today

Moder
06-02-2011, 11:30 PM
Quarterfinals
Yuri Schukin (KAZ) d. (1)(WC)Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) 1-6 4-1 ret.
(6)Radek Stepanek (CZE) d. (3)(WC)Andreas Seppi (ITA) 7-5 6-4
Daniel Munoz-De La Nava (ESP) d. Victor Estrella (DOM) 5-7 7-5 6-3
Flavio Cipolla (ITA) d. (q)Evgeny Korolev (KAZ) 6-4 2-0 ret.

Semifinals
Yuri Schukin (KAZ) vs (6)Radek Stepanek (CZE)
Daniel Munoz-De La Nava (ESP) vs Flavio Cipolla (ITA)


http://stevegtennis.com/results/2011/ch-prostejov.txt
Any help is always appreciated in steve’s results forum (http://stevegtennis.com/forum) no matter big or small.

Smoke944
06-03-2011, 02:34 PM
Great win for Schukin. Played really well for some large stretches.

RHB1993
06-03-2011, 02:35 PM
Schukin defeats Stepanek 3:6 6:3 6:4!:eek:

Was down in the third 0:3 but came back. Decent match and great crowd.

Nathaliia
06-03-2011, 02:59 PM
Yeah I think Radek was surprised with his opponent's persevearance and accuracy at times ;) I like Radek but I like Yuri even more :clap2:

Sombrerero loco
06-03-2011, 03:06 PM
well done yuri!!!

Saviolero
06-03-2011, 04:58 PM
The second semifinal is already very close, very good game.

First set win Cipolla 7-5, now 5-5.

RonaldGomez
06-03-2011, 05:29 PM
Cipolla won 7/5 7/6 (10). Hilarious tiebreak where the italian had two match points at 6/4, saved by DMDN, who then had several set points. In the end Cipolla won thanks to two lucky net decisions :)

willoughby
06-03-2011, 05:35 PM
Cipolla couldn't be luckier in that tie-break. Bad news to have this annoying pusher in the final of such a big challenger like this :(

Nathaliia
06-03-2011, 06:29 PM
And I think he can win this :lol: I hope Schukin will, though :unsure:

Smoke944
06-03-2011, 06:31 PM
Cipolla couldn't be luckier in that tie-break. Bad news to have this annoying pusher in the final of such a big challenger like this :(

Well Munoz doesn't exactly crush the ball :lol:
Cipolla is a very hardworking player and this would be the biggest title of his career.

Action Jackson
06-03-2011, 06:36 PM
Poor Hajek must be kicking himself his back let him down looking at this final.

I'm happy for either player to win.

CooCooCachoo
06-03-2011, 09:45 PM
Forza Cipo :dance: Unbelievable :clap2: Lucky draw, but great form.

Filo V.
06-04-2011, 03:47 AM
True, AJ. Jan unfortunately couldn't take advantage of the situation. This tournament would have his name all over it any other season. Very disappointing from his perspective.

This would be a major accomplishment for both Cipo and Schukin and both are hardworking professionals so I wish both GL in the final.

Luinir
06-04-2011, 11:38 AM
Schukin def. Cipolla 6-4 4-6 6-0

Action Jackson
06-04-2011, 11:43 AM
Excellent week for big Schukin.

Nathaliia
06-04-2011, 12:01 PM
Their scoreboard still hasn't noticed ;) good for the game!

CooCooCachoo
06-05-2011, 08:31 AM
Flavio :hug: