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Marcel in 2012

Sonja1989
12-30-2011, 11:32 PM
Marcel's program

January 9 - Sydney
January 16 - Australian Open
January 30 - Montpellier

February 10-12 - Davis Cup
February 13 - Rotterdam
February 27 - Acapulco

March 8 - Indian Wells
March 21 - Miami

April 6-8 - Davis Cup
April 9 - Houston
April 16 - Monte Carlo
April 23 - Barcelona

May 7 - Madrid
May 14 - Rome
May 21 - Nice
May 28 - Roland Garros

June 11 - Halle
June 18 - Eastbourne
June 25 - Wimbledon

July 9 - Umag
July 16 - Gstaad
July 23 - ---
July 30 - Olympics (doubles only)

August 6 - Toronto
August 13 - Cincinnati
August 20 - Winston-Salem
August 27 - US Open

September 10 - Davis Cup
September 17 - Metz
September 24 - ---

October 1 - Beijing
October 8 - Shanghai
October 15 - ---
October 22 - Valencia
October 29 - Paris

Best of luck!! :hug: :hug:

Belludal
12-30-2011, 11:39 PM
Good Luck Granollers! :yeah:

Mae
12-30-2011, 11:40 PM
Good Luck Marcel :)

Sonja1989
12-30-2011, 11:52 PM
I added Rotterdam too.. The entry list isn't out yet but Marcel already confirmed to be there!

I wish a fantastic 2012 Marcel!! Good luck! :hug:

Belludal
12-30-2011, 11:54 PM
I added Rotterdam too.. The entry list isn't out yet but Marcel already confirmed to be there!

I wish a fantastic 2012 Marcel!! Good luck! :hug:

Why not Brasil Open? :sad:

Sonja1989
12-31-2011, 12:00 AM
Why not Brasil Open? :sad:

Last year he played in Rotterdam too. And he likes more hard court than clay, he said it on summer.

Mae
12-31-2011, 12:25 AM
I find that interesting about him a Spanish player that likes hard courts best.

Sonja1989
12-31-2011, 12:27 AM
I think he was a clay courter but his game was changed in 2010.

Mae
12-31-2011, 12:35 AM
Well there are Spanish players that can play on hard courts, but most of them like the clay best. So anyway that makes Marcel even more interesting :D

emotion
12-31-2011, 06:01 PM
It's odd, he seems best on clay in general but that allows him to get to the net-where he is best- less.

Mae
12-31-2011, 07:18 PM
If I had room in my sig., I would love to quote your post! That is really a good one :lol:

Sonja1989
01-01-2012, 02:41 PM
It's odd, he seems best on clay in general but that allows him to get to the net-where he is best- less.

We don't have a bad life with him, at least he can play well on clay and on hard too!! :hearts: :banana:

Naudio Spanlatine
01-01-2012, 05:18 PM
Good luck to Marcelita in 2012:worship: :cheerleader: :hug:

Sonja1989
01-07-2012, 11:39 AM
Sydney draw is out. :)

(1)Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG) bye
Ivan Dodig (CRO) vs Lukasz Kubot (POL)
Dmitry Tursunov (RUS) vs Marcos Baghdatis (CYP)
(WC)Matthew Ebden (AUS) vs (7)Marcel Granollers (ESP)

(4)Feliciano Lopez (ESP) bye
Andreas Seppi (ITA) vs Julien Benneteau (FRA)
Alex Bogomolov Jr. (RUS) vs Robin Haase (NED)
(WC)Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) vs (5)Viktor Troicki (SRB)

(6)Florian Mayer (GER) vs Gilles Muller (LUX)
Pablo Andujar (ESP) vs (q)
(q) vs Fabio Fognini (ITA)
(3)Richard Gasquet (FRA) bye

(8)Radek Stepanek (CZE) vs Xavier Malisse (BEL)
(q) vs (WC)James Duckworth (AUS)
Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) vs (q)
(2)John Isner (USA) bye


Doubles draw:

[1]Bryan/Bryan v Qureshi/Rojer
Paes/Stepanek v Fognini/Tursunov
[4]Lindstedt/Tecau v Dodig/Stakhovsky
Fleming/Hutchins v Granollers/Kubot

Kohlmann/Petzschner v Malisse/Norman
[WC]Ebelthite/Matosevic v [3]Fyrstenberg/Matkowski
[WC]Ebden/Nieminen v Andujar/M.Lopez
Isner/Sweeting v [2]Mirnyi/Nestor



Vamos!!! :rocker2:

Sommarsverige
01-07-2012, 10:40 PM
Good luck to Marcel for the first tournament :yeah: :yeah:

Naudio Spanlatine
01-08-2012, 03:57 AM
Kubot/Granollers:inlove: :inlove: :inlove:

Di is not the only one whose drooling:angel:

Sonja1989
01-08-2012, 10:38 AM
Marcel is the fourth on Center court tomorrow. Here is the order of play:
http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2012/338/op.pdf

No idea about streams, hopefully he can watch the match but he is playing in terrible time for me. :bigcry:

Good luck!! :cheerleader:

Kubot/Granollers:inlove: :inlove: :inlove:

Di is not the only one whose drooling:angel:

:D

Naudio Spanlatine
01-09-2012, 05:37 AM
ok im watching marcels match...

Mae
01-09-2012, 07:23 AM
Marcel lost in 3 Sets :sad: I hope it isn't the curse of the Forum :scared:

Sonja1989
01-09-2012, 10:19 AM
Marcel :crying2: :crying2: I fear this practice wasn't enough until Australian Open, though here is the doubles too.

They start at 1 pm local time on court 8 or something. :)

Marcel lost in 3 Sets :sad: I hope it isn't the curse of the Forum :scared:

Curse of season start, last year he started with an injury in Brisbane.

Naudio Spanlatine
01-09-2012, 02:12 PM
:bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry:

Poor Marcelita, he was getting outplayed in all cynlider of the shotmaking, volleys, serve, speed, groundies, everything:sobbing:

Oh Diana:hug: :hug: :hug:

Mae
01-10-2012, 09:03 AM
Marcel :crying2: :crying2: I fear this practice wasn't enough until Australian Open, though here is the doubles too.

They start at 1 pm local time on court 8 or something. :)



Curse of season start, last year he started with an injury in Brisbane.

Oh dear poor Marcel has two curses then!

Sonja1989
01-13-2012, 06:18 AM
Marcel has Levine in first round, then Dodig or Gil would come, if he beats them, playing against Tsonga in 3rd round.


:cheerleader: :cheerleader: :cheerleader:

Oh and doubles with Kubot again, the draw wasn't made yet.

extremaduratenis
01-14-2012, 04:12 AM
Ya podeis votar por Rafa Nadal como mejor deportista de 2012 en los premios del blog "Pasaporte a Londres 2012" (en la columna de la izquierda): http://alondres2012.blogspot.com/search/label/Tenis

Mae
01-15-2012, 06:37 AM
Ya podeis votar por Rafa Nadal como mejor deportista de 2012 en los premios del blog "Pasaporte a Londres 2012" (en la columna de la izquierda): http://alondres2012.blogspot.com/search/label/Tenis

I'm sorry I have no idea what this is about other than I can read Rafa's name. But this isn't Rafa's Forum :confused:

Sonja1989
01-15-2012, 01:19 PM
Start on Tuesday. :cheerleader:


I'm very sorry extremaduratenis but it's an English forum of Marcel. :p

Mae
01-17-2012, 03:30 AM
Marcel won the 1st Set 6-0, but lost the 2nd Set in TB 6-7 :sad: The Scoring Site had the score wrong. Marcel actually won the 2nd Set in the TB. However, he lost the 3rd Set to Levine 5-7 and they are in the 4th Set at 4 all!

Mae
01-17-2012, 05:22 AM
Now 5 all in the 4th Set.

Mae
01-17-2012, 05:38 AM
Levine won the 4th Set 7-5 so it is on to Set 5!

Mae
01-17-2012, 06:20 AM
Marcel won the 5th Set 6-3! So it is GSM Marcel :yippee:

willoughby
01-17-2012, 06:34 AM
What a mug-fest this was. Marcel really should've won it in 4 (was leading 4-1 in the fourth), but glad he's in the 2nd round anyway. The next match against Gil/Dodig is winnable as well. Som-hi Marcel ;)

Sonja1989
01-17-2012, 11:02 AM
:rocker2: :bounce: :cheerleader: At least he won. :lol: :woohoo:
Hope he won't be tired, he played more than 4 hours.

He should beat Gil. :)

Brentos
01-17-2012, 08:02 PM
What a mug-fest this was. Marcel really should've won it in 4 (was leading 4-1 in the fourth), but glad he's in the 2nd round anyway. The next match against Gil/Dodig is winnable as well. Som-hi Marcel ;)

He started being sick then. That is why is lost the fourth. He was in terrible shape, constantly bending down trying to vomit. Eventually he left for about 15 minutes at the end of the fifth to let it all out.

Sonja1989
01-17-2012, 09:34 PM
Very sad to hear that, really. :sad: :sad: Hope he is okay soon. And thanks for the info Brentos. :hug: :hug:

Would be better if he withdraws on doubles btw, he needs some rest now. :hug:

but-it's-ok
01-17-2012, 09:51 PM
Wow winning in that heat and sick too! Amazing,well done Marcel:worship: Hope he's fine for next singles. Probably best not to play doubles,he needs the energy reserves for his singles.

Thanks for the match info guys;)

Mae
01-18-2012, 01:26 AM
He started being sick then. That is why is lost the fourth. He was in terrible shape, constantly bending down trying to vomit. Eventually he left for about 15 minutes at the end of the fifth to let it all out.

I had no idea he was sick. I couldn't watch that Match so all I had was a scoring site. Get well soon Marcel :angel:

Sonja1989
01-18-2012, 01:34 AM
Marcel is playing on doubles now.

Mae
01-18-2012, 04:38 AM
Well I guess he must be alright :unsure: Maybe he wasn't alright because they were defeated in the Doubles :sad:

VolandriFan
01-18-2012, 08:06 AM
:eek: Marcel won his 1R match? I must have misread the score last night.

Good luck against Gil, hope Marcel is feeling better. Thank goodness the weather isn't so bad now.

Sonja1989
01-18-2012, 08:54 PM
OMG, I very hope he is okay already.:hug: :hug:

Sonja1989
01-18-2012, 08:58 PM
OP is updated with Acapulco anyway, he is on the entry list. :)

Mae
01-19-2012, 05:38 AM
Marcel lost against Gil in the A.O. singles in 4 Sets :sad:

but-it's-ok
01-19-2012, 09:28 AM
:awww:Marcel:hug:

EDIT btw I just saw in GM a pic of a huge blister Marcel had on his toe,it looks so painful and sore,I think it was posted on his twitter page. Must have been hellish to try and run with that. He just hasn't had much luck health wise this AO:sad:

Hope he's completely strong and healthy for Montpellier.:rocker2:

Sonja1989
01-19-2012, 03:15 PM
OMG poor Marcel :sobbing: I saw the pic on his twitter and seems like it must hurt badly. :sad: Get well soon!! :hug: :hug:

Sonja1989
01-25-2012, 10:21 AM
I'm not sure he will be fine for Montpellier. But he is getting better at least. :)

It's from his twitter:
el pie bastante mejor que ayer,cada dia mejorando poco a poco

The Prince
01-26-2012, 08:47 PM
I really hope Marcel can stay healthy enough to compete. I think he has really good chances to improve his ranking this year! Let's hope for a kind draw in Montpellier (if he plays?)!

Sonja1989
01-26-2012, 09:19 PM
I really hope Marcel can stay healthy enough to compete. I think he has really good chances to improve his ranking this year! Let's hope for a kind draw in Montpellier (if he plays?)!

Hi! :hug: :hug:

It seems Marcel can play. :yippee: He wrote to his twitter but he is still not 100% fit, his movement will be limited.

Naudio Spanlatine
01-27-2012, 12:23 AM
Marcel not better yet:sad:

Sonja1989
01-27-2012, 02:20 PM
Well he is getting better, just not 100% yet.

His last tweet: (14 hours ago)
hoy he vuelto a entrenar un poquito sin forzar y la cosa va mejorando..

Sonja1989
01-27-2012, 02:51 PM
:crying2: Marcel won't play in Montpellier, he withdraw. Well.. better if he takes some rest with this, he just started the training today. :hug:

Rotterdam is the next, he should be okay until it. :)

Naudio Spanlatine
01-28-2012, 09:30 PM
Marcelita:sad: :hug: :hug:

Di:hug: :hug: :hug:

VolandriFan
01-29-2012, 01:28 AM
I guess it takes some time to regenerate an entire toe. :lol:

Marcel :hug:

Sonja1989
01-30-2012, 06:01 PM
http://www.daviscup.com/en/news/articles/corretja-names-his-first-spanish-team.aspx

:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

Corretja names his first Spanish team

Spain’s new captain Alex Corretja has today announced the team that will face Kazakhstan in the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group first round in Oviedo on 10-12 February. The four nominated players are Nicolas Almagro, Marcel Granollers, Juan Carlos Ferrero and Marc Lopez.

Mae
01-31-2012, 08:49 AM
Congrats to Marcel and the rest of the group as well :)

Naudio Spanlatine
01-31-2012, 05:29 PM
Yay, for Marcel, yay for Spanish Armada:angel: :woohoo: :inlove:

emotion
01-31-2012, 05:50 PM
Wonder if he will play singles or just doubles... probably just doubles, you gotta play Almagro on clay and I'd bet on JCF also, though that's a bit of a toss up

Mae
01-31-2012, 11:28 PM
Well I have to admit that the level of the Spanish Cup team did drop, but it will be interesting to see what this group of guys can do!

Sommarsverige
02-05-2012, 03:03 PM
I am really happy Marcel will most probably also play in DC this time :yeah:

Vamos Armada :bounce: :bounce:

iramlatif
02-10-2012, 12:14 AM
marc/marcel will make a great duo! Best of luck to both

Sonja1989
02-11-2012, 09:46 PM
Congrats, they won in easy three!! :yippee: :bounce:

Sommarsverige
02-11-2012, 10:19 PM
Yay for Marc & Marcel :bounce:

but-it's-ok
02-15-2012, 05:29 PM
Glad Marcel played a good part in the tie:dance: Well done to him!:banana:

Sonja1989
02-15-2012, 09:00 PM
Yesterday he lost a singles match against Kohschreiber, score was 1-6, 6-1, 4-6. :sobbing: :crying2:

Doubles.. He plays with Marc Lopez and they beaten no1 seeded Mirnyi/Nestor :rocker2: Great job guys!! :worship:

Sonja1989
03-01-2012, 10:42 AM
He lost to Giraldo in two sets. :sad: :sad: :hug: At least he won his first round match.

He is still in doubles with Marc Lopez. They are against Bracciali/Cabal in quarterfinals.

Sonja1989
03-07-2012, 09:25 AM
IW draw is out, Marcel has a bye in first round, then Haas or Nieminen in second. Good luck! :cheerleader: If he wins, Nadal in third.

VolandriFan
03-09-2012, 03:11 AM
IW draw is out, Marcel has a bye in first round, then Haas or Nieminen in second. Good luck! :cheerleader: If he wins, Nadal in third.

Not a terrible draw for the first match. Nadal though :rolleyes:

By the way Diana, Pablo said Marcel was his best friend on the tour. :angel:

Sonja1989
03-09-2012, 01:59 PM
Not a terrible draw for the first match. Nadal though :rolleyes:

By the way Diana, Pablo said Marcel was his best friend on the tour. :angel:

I don't have lot of nice memory about Nieminen, he is having very good season so far. I'm worried. Of course I don't say that he is going to lose but I'm not calm at all.

Oh I didn't know exactly but I remember Pablo was there when Marcel played Valencia final in 2010 and they won Roland Garros together in junior. :)

Sonja1989
03-22-2012, 11:00 AM
So time for Miami, he plays against Rosol in second round. Good luck :cheerleader:

Sonja1989
04-12-2012, 08:46 AM
I wish good luck to to Marcel for the clay season. :hug:

Sonja1989
05-22-2012, 09:14 PM
Congrats on winning Rome doubles title!! :aparty: :hug:


Roland Garros's draw on Friday. Let's hope a good one.

Javi
06-02-2012, 09:01 PM
Marcel has reached 4th Round for the first tine in a GS :woohoo: :bounce:
Very lucky draw but still he has fought a lot in the last 2 5 set matches.

Too much hate against him in GM :sad:

Sonja1989
06-02-2012, 09:11 PM
Marcel!!! :rocker2: :woohoo: :aparty: Big congrats, well deserved!!

Top 20 is so close, he doesn't have to defend any points on grass season, I believe it's possible. :p

Marcel has reached 4th Round for the first tine in a GS :woohoo: :bounce:
Very lucky draw but still he has fought a lot in the last 2 5 set matches.

Too much hate against him in GM :sad:

You know when I celebrate, I don't really care his haters, they are not important compared to Marcel's result. :p

cobalt60
06-04-2012, 06:56 PM
Marcel!!! :rocker2: :woohoo: :aparty: Big congrats, well deserved!!

Top 20 is so close, he doesn't have to defend any points on grass season, I believe it's possible. :p



You know when I celebrate, I don't really care his haters, they are not important compared to Marcel's result. :p

You are a champ. Best thing is ignore the haters and realize how well he did this year at RO :yeah:

Sommarsverige
06-05-2012, 11:59 AM
Congrats Marcel for a great Roland Garros :yeah:

Hope he will continue like this :bounce:

Sonja1989
06-05-2012, 01:02 PM
You are a champ. Best thing is ignore the haters and realize how well he did this year at RO :yeah:

:hug: GM will never change. You know few years ago, it was bad when no one cared what he did. He didn't have haters but really, for what? He was a fine player around top 50 without good results.
Now they know that he won 2 titles last year, was seeded at RG and reached R4 and they aren't keeping quiet at this time, they start to hate. And what a reasons OMG I must laugh when I'm thinking about it.


Well done Marcel, R4 is really very good!! :yeah: :hug:

Really, anyone else thinks that he can reach top 20? :aplot:

iramlatif
06-06-2012, 05:35 PM
Hi Diana- hope u're well. Did u see this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjLkFUV2BUo he got so upset....I've never seem him like this! He comes across as such a calm person on court. Regardless he did well this Roland Garros... hopefully he'll get some rest before Wimbledon. :)

Sonja1989
06-06-2012, 06:50 PM
Hi! :hug:
Yes, I did. Actually I laughed during I watched it. :lol: He is a calm guy but sometimes he loses the controll, once per a year.

He is going to play at Halle, then Eastbourne. :scratch: He should withdraw from one of them I think.

kiriri***
06-10-2012, 09:33 AM
Any way, this is Halle draw.
http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2012/500/mds.pdf
1R is qualifer. Hopefully he can win because its field isn't any TOP100.
2R is Haas or Tomic. Both of them are hard on grass.

GL Marcel:D

Sonja1989
06-16-2012, 11:22 PM
Eastbourne draw.. Second round against Llodra (or Istomin). How bad this draw oh my God. :bigcry:

Still, good luck Marcel! :hug:

Sonja1989
06-24-2012, 06:46 PM
Good luck tomorrow, Marcel!! :cheerleader: :rocker2: Against Troicki, second match on court 14. Vamos!!!!


It's his little section:

(1) Djokovic v Ferrero
Harrison v Lu
Becker v Blake
Stakhovsky v (28) Stepanek
(24) Granollers v Troicki
Klizan v Chela
Chardy v Volandri
L.Mayer v (15) Monaco

iramlatif
06-25-2012, 07:02 PM
:( wow that was a short run. but troicki is a hard player tbh. I think marcel should go back home and rest up before olympics!

Sonja1989
06-25-2012, 09:33 PM
It was a very sad loss. :bigcry: Served for the first two matches and the 5th set was so close. :bigcry:

Marcel :hug: :hug:


Umag next. Marcel has almost two weeks to take some rest.

Oh.. he is on doubles draw.

Sonja1989
07-05-2012, 10:32 PM
OP is edited with his schedule until US Open.
He goes to Umag next week, then he try to defend his title in Gstaad. :)

Rest part of summer is given, Olympics, then two hard court Masters in Toronto and Cincinnati.

He commited Winston-Salem, it's before the US Open. Source here (http://www.winstonsalemopen.com/news/winston-salem_open_recruits_no_6_ranked_tsonga_top_35_rank ed_benneteau_and_granollers_commit_to_compete_in_t ournament/) The official list isn't out yet, though.




Oh and time for Umag's draw: Saturday at 8 pm (local time)

Sonja1989
07-08-2012, 10:55 PM
Here is the draw:

F. Verdasco vs bye
E. Gulbis vs Qualifier
D. De la Nava vs Kuznetsov
M. Pavic vs J. C. Ferrero

M. Granollers vs bye
P. Starace vs Qualifier
J. Sousa vs M. Bachinger
A. Bedene vs M. Klizan

C. Berlocq vs I. Dodig
P. Lorenzi vs Qualifier
K. Beck vs F. Fognini
A. Dolgopolov vs bye

E. Roger-Vasselin vs W. Odesnik
B. Kavcic vs A. Veic
D. Brands vs Qualifier
M. Cilic vs bye

His draw isn't bad. Starace has been in bad form, also he was injured, maybe a qualifier will do better and plays against our Marcel, never knows..
Then the quarterfinal shouldn't be so bad so I think the semifinal isn't that hard. :p

Sonja1989
07-12-2012, 11:04 AM
Very good win against Starace yesterday, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3. He came back from 0-2 at 3rd set. :cool:

The Prince
07-12-2012, 11:42 PM
Against Bachinger next, it will be a tough match, but Marcel should win. He has too much clay-court guile and variety for Bachinger, much as I like the German.

Good luck!

Sonja1989
07-12-2012, 11:46 PM
Against Bachinger next, it will be a tough match, but Marcel should win. He has too much clay-court guile and variety for Bachinger, much as I like the German.

Good luck!

Someone is around :hearts: :hug:

It's a needed win, he should win against Bachinger. Of course I'm never calm enough though.

It's the OOP for tomorrow, Marcel plays on Grandstand but the doubles is on Center. Doubles match (w/Marc Lopez) against Croatian guys, Dodig and Pavic.

http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2012/439/op.pdf

Good luck!! :hug:

The Prince
07-13-2012, 12:03 AM
Well, the way I see it, Bachinger needs to play a really good match to have chances to win, but if Marcel plays at a decent level (or even better) he should get the job done, no problems, in straight sets.

Sonja1989
07-13-2012, 12:06 AM
I saw Marcel's match but didn't Bachinger (at this tournament but I'm not sure if I saw him on clay) so I don't really know what to expect.
I remember hard court matches only.

Sonja1989
07-13-2012, 08:40 PM
Yay he won in three!! :banana:

He started the match with 0-4. It was warm. :unsure:
Then everything seemed good until he failed to serve for the match first at 5-4.
Then luckily everything was perfect and took the 3rd set 7-5. :D

He plays against Verdasco tomorrow, semifinal!! :banana: :bounce: :cheerleader:

The Prince
07-14-2012, 01:14 PM
I hope he isn't tired! Good luck against Verdasco.

Sonja1989
07-14-2012, 01:26 PM
He also reached doubles final w/Marc Lopez, the opponents in final are Marrero and Verdasco (for the change).

The Prince
07-15-2012, 02:34 PM
He won the singles, and is now top 20 (:worship:), but lost the doubles. Still, a fantastic week, and it can become nearly perfect if he can beat Cilic in the final. Best of luck, Marcel.

Sonja1989
07-15-2012, 02:38 PM
Congrats on the final!! :worship:
Also congrats on the top 20!! :worship:

Congrats on the doubles final and I'm sorry. :sobbing: :hug:

Still fantastic weeks whatever happens, well done!!


Also Gstaad draw is out. Bye in first round, then Dodig/Kubot in second. In quarterfinal he would meet with .. Benneteau/Dimitrov/Stakhovsky or qualifier.
In SF maybe Youzhny or Feliciano Lopez, there is Bellucci too.

Here is the full draw:
http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2012/314/mds.pdf

Sonja1989
07-15-2012, 07:51 PM
Marcel :sad: :hug: He led *4-3 and 40-15 when he wasn't able to hold his service games, he lost the first set 4-6 then started the second so bad, the results was 0-5 within minutes. He fought at the end but it was too late.

He lost both final, singles and doubles too. :hug:

At least he reached top 20 on singles.

iramlatif
07-17-2012, 06:21 AM
He did well nonetheless. Let's applaud him for becoming better each year. Here's a pic of him
http://spainsdaviscup.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/runnerup.jpg

willoughby
07-17-2012, 09:19 PM
:hug: GM will never change. You know few years ago, it was bad when no one cared what he did. He didn't have haters but really, for what? He was a fine player around top 50 without good results.
Now they know that he won 2 titles last year, was seeded at RG and reached R4 and they aren't keeping quiet at this time, they start to hate. And what a reasons OMG I must laugh when I'm thinking about it.

Hi Sonja. The main reason for all the hate on Marcel in this forum is really simple: He's Spaniard. There are players that grunt as much as Marcel, but they're still liked overall in MTF.
The best example would be Carlos Berlocq. He's an even more obnoxious grunter than Marcel, and most of people here seem to like him, with that ridiculous nickname he has in this forum (Warlocq or something like that)
Then there's Fognini, a really unsportsmanlike player, who doesn't even look like a good guy off-court to me (I haven't met him, but it's always been my impression on this guy), yet this mug's forum seems to love that guy. Btw, I have met Marcel in person like three times at Barcelona tournament, and I can say that he is a really nice person.
Last example that comes to mind is some talentless player like Brown, a guy who doesn't deserve to be top-100, and also looks like 90% of MTF loves him, maybe because of his rasta looks... can't find any other reason, really.
As you said, Marcel was pretty irrelevant here a few years ago, when he was around 75-100 in the world in singles and his best results were in doubles. Now that he's a new Spaniard in the top-20 in singles, all the hate comes automaticly towards him at Mug Tennis Forums, with all the typical subjects saying the original phrase of "xxx saved tennis" everytime Marcel loses a match.
I wouldn't give it any importance tbh... Their poor lives must be really sad if they get so satisfied just because some innocent player lost a tennis match.
That's all. Bye Sonja and all fans of Marcel here :wavey:

PS: Btw, if some of you is fan of Berlocq, Fognini or Brown, those were just the examples that came to my mind. I don't dislike these players and it wasn't my intention if I could say something offensive to them.

Sonja1989
07-17-2012, 09:42 PM
Nice pic iramlatif :hug:

Hi Sonja. The main reason for all the hate on Marcel in this forum is really simple: He's Spaniard. There are players that grunt as much as Marcel, but they're still liked overall in MTF.
The best example would be Carlos Berlocq. He's an even more obnoxious grunter than Marcel, and most of people here seem to like him, with that ridiculous nickname he has in this forum (Warlocq or something like that)
Then there's Fognini, a really unsportsmanlike player, who doesn't even look like a good guy off-court to me (I haven't met him, but it's always been my impression on this guy), yet this mug's forum seems to love that guy. Btw, I have met Marcel in person like three times at Barcelona tournament, and I can say that he is a really nice person.
Last example that comes to mind is some talentless player like Brown, a guy who doesn't deserve to be top-100, and also looks like 90% of MTF loves him, maybe because of his rasta looks... can't find any other reason, really.
As you said, Marcel was pretty irrelevant here a few years ago, when he was around 75-100 in the world in singles and his best results were in doubles. Now that he's a new Spaniard in the top-20 in singles, all the hate comes automaticly towards him at Mug Tennis Forums, with all the typical subjects saying the original phrase of "xxx saved tennis" everytime Marcel loses a match.
I wouldn't give it any importance tbh... Their poor lives must be really sad if they get so satisfied just because some innocent player lost a tennis match.
That's all. Bye Sonja and all fans of Marcel here :wavey:

PS: Btw, if some of you is fan of Berlocq, Fognini or Brown, those were just the examples that came to my mind. I don't dislike these players and it wasn't my intention if I could say something offensive to them.

Hi :hug: Yes, I agree. That's laughable. I believe that it can be annoying for some poster but seriously, is it a reason of hating? I don't think so. And I didn't even think about Berlocq but really. And looks like his is so liked.
About Fognini, it was weird to me too. He is 'fantastic' sportman meanwhile they hate Almagro and Robredo for that :cuckoo: (Okay, my fav reason was that they hate Almagro because he is ugly :facepalm:)

Oh you lucky. :) I would like to see Marcel on some day. I can imagine how nice person he is.

I hope they will get used to him with time and they will finish this pointless hate. He really doesn't deserve it. Anyway I remember he didn't get hate in last year, only in last months maybe. It started in Valencia after he beaten Cilic and Del Potro.

Thanks for your coming. :hug:

The Prince
07-17-2012, 09:50 PM
The majority of MTF seems irrational. So take no notice of them. Everyone is allowed their opinion though, and if you don't like it then ignore it.

Marcel will begin in Gstaad against Kubot. Statistically he's strong favourite, it should be quite easy, considering his form last week, previous meetings between the two and the Gstaad factor in Marcel's favour (he won here last year). Kubot's game should suit the high altitude in Gstaad, and it will be a tough match.

Best of luck to Marcel though.

Sonja1989
07-17-2012, 10:38 PM
Yes I agree and Marcel is the heavy favourite of that match. They play on Thursday too so Marcel has time to rest, tomorrow doubles though but it can help to use the court. Surely different like in Umag.

iramlatif
07-19-2012, 04:23 AM
but diana i know u love marcel...and he's a very good player. but isn't there some part of u that thinks his grunting is overthetop? I mean it's like he's kinda forcing it? even the commentators in america were commenting on him. (I'm not asking u to bash him, i just want to know what ur thoughts are)
:) t c

Sonja1989
07-19-2012, 10:53 AM
Marcel lost to Kubot. Easily. It wasn't a good match from him meanwhile I was suprised Kubot played a good match.
Marcel is still play doubles with Marc Lopez, they play their quarterfinal today a little later, against Mertinak/Moser.

but diana i know u love marcel...and he's a very good player. but isn't there some part of u that thinks his grunting is overthetop? I mean it's like he's kinda forcing it? even the commentators in america were commenting on him. (I'm not asking u to bash him, i just want to know what ur thoughts are)
:) t c

I don't know but honestly, I don't care. :shrug: :crazy: and that's good people can't say more about him.

iramlatif
07-19-2012, 05:41 PM
Marcel lost to Kubot. Easily. It wasn't a good match from him meanwhile I was suprised Kubot played a good match.
Marcel is still play doubles with Marc Lopez, they play their quarterfinal today a little later, against Mertinak/Moser.



I don't know but honestly, I don't care. :shrug: :crazy: and that's good people can't say more about him.

u must have had ur heart torn btwn which guy to root for!;) :p i know u like both.
but maybe he'll have a a good semifinal with marc!

Sonja1989
07-19-2012, 09:31 PM
u must have had ur heart torn btwn which guy to root for!;) :p i know u like both.
but maybe he'll have a a good semifinal with marc!

Oh yeah, good when you see your favs against each other but not easy.

Hopefully they win the doubles title. :)



Nadal withdrew from Olympics. No idea what about the doubles now. :unsure:

willoughby
07-19-2012, 10:49 PM
Nadal withdrew from Olympics. No idea what about the doubles now. :unsure:

He'll still play doubles in the Olympics. Most probably with Almagro or Verdasco, but hopefully it'll be with Marc López.

Btw, maybe Marcel has a chance to play singles in the Olympics now. But tbh, I think F.López would be a better choice on grass, even if I dislike him and he lost in first round at Wimbledon this year.

Sonja1989
07-19-2012, 10:57 PM
He'll still play doubles in the Olympics. Most probably with Almagro or Verdasco, but hopefully it'll be with Marc López.

Btw, maybe Marcel has a chance to play singles in the Olympics now. But tbh, I think F.López would be a better choice on grass, even if I dislike him and he lost in first round at Wimbledon this year.

Thanks. :) Well I was thinking about Almagro and Verdasco too. Especially Verdasco.
I think Marc Lopez can't play, players must play two years in DC or something, Marc Lopez played in this year only.

Feli will play doubles too, with Ferrer. Oh well I don't know. Of course I would like to see Marcel :angel:

The Prince
07-19-2012, 11:27 PM
I thought Granollers had a frosty relationship with Verdasco?

Sonja1989
07-19-2012, 11:33 PM
I thought Granollers had a frosty relationship with Verdasco?

Every Spanish player is a friend of everyone I guess :rolls:

Anyway they played a doubles match together, it wasn't so bad. :p

willoughby
07-20-2012, 07:12 PM
Marcel will play doubles with Marc López at the London Olympics :banana: He wasn't selected to play singles, but good to see he'll be able to play the Olympics with his regular partner in the ATP tour.

Sonja, I'm not sure that rule about Davis Cup is true. Two examples are Donald Young, who is playing the Olympics while has never played DC with USA, and Ryan Harrison, who made his DC debut this year, just like Marc.

Sonja1989
07-22-2012, 02:45 PM
Marcel will play doubles with Marc López at the London Olympics :banana: He wasn't selected to play singles, but good to see he'll be able to play the Olympics with his regular partner in the ATP tour.

Sonja, I'm not sure that rule about Davis Cup is true. Two examples are Donald Young, who is playing the Olympics while has never played DC with USA, and Ryan Harrison, who made his DC debut this year, just like Marc.

It's weird. Never mind, I'm happy for them. :D

Marcel and Marc won the doubles final in Gstaad :banana: :worship:

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iramlatif
07-25-2012, 10:07 PM
http://spainsdaviscup.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/double-up-for-the-games1.jpg
http://spainsdaviscup.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/workouts.jpg

the doubles team for Spain! :) I hope they do well. I think they both come across as happy people!

Sonja1989
07-25-2012, 10:16 PM
Good picks :) :yeah:


They surely enjoy this all :lol:

The Prince
07-25-2012, 10:19 PM
Marcel will play doubles with Marc López at the London Olympics :banana: He wasn't selected to play singles, but good to see he'll be able to play the Olympics with his regular partner in the ATP tour.

Sonja, I'm not sure that rule about Davis Cup is true. Two examples are Donald Young, who is playing the Olympics while has never played DC with USA, and Ryan Harrison, who made his DC debut this year, just like Marc.

The key is you make yourself AVAILABLE for selection.

Sonja1989
08-09-2012, 06:08 PM
Marcel beat Stakhovsky and Florian Mayer, playing against Chardy at third round of Toronto Masters :cool:

It is Marcel's first Rogers Cup btw, nice debut :lol: :yeah:


And it's raining :no:

mooncreek
08-12-2012, 06:57 PM
He's definitely liking Toronto - first Masters QFs in singles while he and Marc are in the doubles final.

Sonja1989
08-12-2012, 08:13 PM
Very very good tournament. :hearts: This singles QF is awesome and the doubles final with beating no 1 team :bowdown:

iramlatif
08-12-2012, 10:26 PM
aww man...they lost their finals against the bryan bros. and they had a match point. Marcel was clearly upset when he hit it long. But still- it's amazing they went this far on a hard court for masters. I love how Marcel said Marc was his best friend! :)

Sonja1989
09-25-2012, 06:47 PM
Hopefully he is okay very very soon. :)

The Prince
10-21-2012, 09:58 PM
Back to Valencia! So many great memories!

The Prince
10-24-2012, 01:11 PM
Good first performance! Title defence off to a wonderful start.