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WWW: WMB R1 Nieminen v Almagro

barbadosan
06-20-2011, 04:07 PM
Almagro is the seed, but if I were to put money on an upset, this match might be the one.

Filo V.
06-20-2011, 06:10 PM
Up until today I thought Almagro, but now I'm going to say Jarkko in 4 or 5 sets. Neither are grass players so it will be dependent on who is more comfortable on the surface and can implement their gameplan the most effectively.

Sonja1989
06-20-2011, 06:28 PM
Nico, hopefully. In five sets.

FerrerAndNadal
06-20-2011, 06:37 PM
Jarkko 4 sets

tennishero
06-20-2011, 06:48 PM
almagro

asmazif
06-20-2011, 07:21 PM
captain nemo

Sapeod
06-20-2011, 07:24 PM
I think Nieminen will get this. Almagro isn't good on grass, though he definitely could be.

Filo V.
06-20-2011, 07:45 PM
No, he'll never be good on grass.

Sapeod
06-20-2011, 07:47 PM
No, he'll never be good on grass.
Yes, he can be. He probably won't, but he can be. His movement isn't great, but he's a bigger hitter with a big serve and he could do well on grass.

Filo V.
06-20-2011, 07:51 PM
It takes more than that to be good on grass. A lot of guys have big serves and big groundstrokes, and struggle on grass. His movement is somewhere between below-average to horrendous on grass, his returning is at best mediocre, and he doesn't have a transition game. Also his timing on grass isn't good enough, he doesn't have the time nor does the ball bounce high enough for him to be effective.

Ravel
06-20-2011, 08:01 PM
he could have gotten a worse draw that's for sure. I say Nico still has a good chance here, even if it's on grass.

Orka_n
06-20-2011, 09:41 PM
Head says Mugro edges it.
Heart says "Please Jarkko, take out the trash".

Sunset of Age
06-20-2011, 09:44 PM
Head says Mugro edges it.
Heart says "Please Jarkko, take out the trash".

+1. :angel:

Sonja1989
06-20-2011, 10:01 PM
Yes, he can be. He probably won't, but he can be. His movement isn't great, but he's a bigger hitter with a big serve and he could do well on grass.

I agree. Also on hard court. Good question why he isn't good, I'm sure he can be.

Certinfy
06-20-2011, 10:03 PM
The legend (Nemo) in 5.

fenomeno2111
06-21-2011, 12:58 PM
Almagro