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Week 5: Kazan Russia (Winner : Jurgen Zopp)

Chris.
01-11-2012, 10:48 AM
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Tournment Dates: 30/1/2012 - 5/2/2012
Surface: Indoor Hard
2011 Champion: Marius Copil

Entry Lists:
Jaziri, Malek TUN 122
Haider-Maurer, Andreas AUT 127
Brugues-Davi, Arnau ESP 138
Munoz-De La Nava, Daniel ESP 139
Hajek, Jan CZE 140
Gabashvili, Teymuraz RUS 141
Donskoy, Evgeny RUS 144
Zopp, Jurgen EST 148
Bemelmans, Ruben BEL 151
Bubka, Sergei UKR 153
Ward, James GBR 161
Kudryavtsev, Alexander RUS 172
Minar, Ivo CZE 180
Marti, Javier ESP 181
Kravchuk, Konstantin RUS 185
Sousa, Joao POR 191
Heliovaara, Harri FIN 194
Menendez-Maceiras, Adrian ESP 195
Lojda, Dusan CZE 200
Ignatik, Uladzimir BLR 205
Pospisil, Jaroslav CZE 206
Mertl, Jan CZE 212

Main Draw

(1) Malek Jaziri (TUN) def. Konstantin Kravchuk (RUS) 6-4 6-2
Javier Marti (ESP) def. (WC)Aydin Akhmetshin (RUS) 6-1 6-0
Dusan Lojda (CZE) def. (WC)Stanislav Vovk (RUS) 6-3 6-1
(6) Teymuraz Gabashvili (RUS) def. (q)Radu Albot (MDA) 6-1 6-2

Adrian Menendez-Maceiras (ESP) def. (4) Daniel Munoz-De La Nava (ESP) 6-4 7-6(5)
Ruben Bemelmans (BEL) def. (LL)Denis Matsukevich (RUS) 6-4 5-7 6-1
Harri Heliovaara (FIN) def. Sergei Bubka (UKR) 6-4 6-4
(8) Jurgen Zopp (EST) def. (q)Thomas Fabbiano (ITA) 7-6(6) 6-2

(5) Jan Hajek (CZE) def. Joao Sousa (POR) 6-3 6-4
(q)Mikhail Ledovskikh (RUS) def. (q)Evgeny Kirillov (RUS) 7-5 5-7 6-3
Ivo Minar (CZE) def. (LL)Illya Marchenko (UKR) 6-7(5) 6-2 6-1
Jaroslav Pospisil (CZE) def. (3) Arnau Brugues-Davi (ESP) 6-3 6-1

(7) Evgeny Donskoy (RUS) def. (WC)Anton Manegin (RUS) 6-0 6-2
Alexander Kudryavtsev (RUS) def. (WC)Daniyal Zagidullin (RUS) 6-1 6-2
Marius Copil (ROU) def. Amir Weintraub (ISR) 6-2 6-1
(2) Andreas Haider-Maurer (AUT) def. Uladzimir Ignatik (BLR) 6-2 6-4

Second Round

Javier Marti (ESP) def. (1)Malek Jaziri (TUN) 6-3 2-6 6-4
(6)Teymuraz Gabashvili (RUS) def. Dusan Lojda (CZE) 6-2 6-3
Adrian Menendez-Maceiras (ESP) vs Ruben Bemelmans (BEL)
Harri Heliovaara (FIN) vs. (8) Jurgen Zopp (EST)

(5) Jan Hajek (CZE) vs. (q)Mikhail Ledovskikh (RUS)
Ivo Minar (CZE) vs. Jaroslav Pospisil (CZE)
Alexander Kudryavtsev (RUS) def. (7) Evgeny Donskoy (RUS) 7-6(3) 6-1
Marius Copil (ROU) def. (2) Andreas Haider-Maurer (AUT) 6-4 6-4

Chris.
01-11-2012, 10:48 AM
Qualifying Draw:

Chris.
01-11-2012, 10:49 AM
Main Draw:

Malek Jaziri TUN [1] vs. Konstantin Kravchuk RUS
Javier Marti ESP vs. Aydin Akhmetshin RUS [WC]
Dusan Lojda CZE vs. Stanislav Vovk RUS [WC]
Q vs. Teymuraz Gabashvili RUS [6]

Daniel Muñoz-De la Nava ESP [4] vs. Adrian Menendez-Maceiras ESP
Ruben Bemelmans BEL vs. James Ward GBR
Sergei Bubka UKR vs. Harri Heliovaara FIN
Q vs. Jürgen Zopp EST [8]

Jan Hajek CZE [5] vs. João Sousa POR
Q vs. Q
Jan Mertl CZE vs. Ivo Minar CZE
Jaroslav Pospisil CZE vs. Arnau Brugues-Davi ESP [3]

Evgeny Donskoy RUS [7] vs. Anton Manegin RUS [WC]
Daniyal Zagidullin RUS [WC] vs. Alexander Kudryavtsev RUS
Amir Weintraub ISR vs. Marius Copil ROU
Uladzimir Ignatik BLR vs. Andreas Haider-Maurer AUT [2]
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Sombrerero loco
01-11-2012, 08:29 PM
GL donskoy, ignatik, marti, heliovaara and bemelmans =)

guyha4
01-18-2012, 06:31 PM
no retirements?!

guyha4
01-25-2012, 02:08 PM
any pics of the courts?

abollo
01-25-2012, 02:18 PM
Malek top seed :)

SKozak
01-25-2012, 03:19 PM
any pics of the courts?

http://www.tennisbay.ru/images/stories/tennisbay_img/tennisbay_about.jpg

You could find pics of previous years on http://www.tennisbay.ru/ and http://eng.kazancup.ru/ later (now both sites are under reconstruction)...

SKozak
01-25-2012, 03:39 PM
any pics of the courts?

inside view, 2011 year finalists, main entry...

SKozak
01-25-2012, 04:04 PM
no retirements?!

I see withdrawns only from ALT:
Cervenak, Torebko, Baker, Nielsen,...

Super Djoker
01-27-2012, 12:06 AM
Good luck James Ward!

RonaldGomez
01-27-2012, 12:17 AM
I really don't get the schedule of Munoz, playing indoors tournaments instead of clay events in SA.

ciprianned
01-27-2012, 08:35 PM
Q : http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2012/6114/qs.pdf

Nathaliia
01-27-2012, 08:50 PM
I really don't get the schedule of Munoz, playing indoors tournaments instead of clay events in SA.
sightseeing...
wanting to see snow for the first time
etc.

cneazul
01-27-2012, 10:47 PM
marius is not in the qualies so i`m guessing there were some withdrawals

later edit: marius and weintraub are in!

guyha4
01-28-2012, 12:21 AM
thanks !
good luck weintraub ! (tomorrow he'll play future final in israel so hope he'd win and come with good momentum)

guyha4
01-28-2012, 04:57 PM
Hard draw for weintraub :Copil, the previous winner here.. but this year he's still not in form.. hope amir will take it (he took a future title this week)

gaitare
01-28-2012, 04:58 PM
Michał on his way to where he belongs - top 300 :yeah::yeah:

SKozak
01-28-2012, 04:59 PM
LOL 1R Copil vs Weintraub

MD http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2012/6114/mds.pdf

gaitare
01-28-2012, 05:04 PM
very nice match-ups in R1, this will be fun

CooCooCachoo
01-28-2012, 09:36 PM
Main Draw:

Malek Jaziri TUN [1] vs. Konstantin Kravchuk RUS
Javier Marti ESP vs. Aydin Akhmetshin RUS [WC]
Dusan Lojda CZE vs. Stanislav Vovk RUS [WC]
Q vs. Teymuraz Gabashvili RUS [6]

Daniel Muñoz-De la Nava ESP [4] vs. Adrian Menendez-Maceiras ESP
Ruben Bemelmans BEL vs. James Ward GBR
Sergei Bubka UKR vs. Harri Heliovaara FIN
Q vs. Jürgen Zopp EST [8]

Jan Hajek CZE [5] vs. João Sousa POR
Q vs. Q
Jan Mertl CZE vs. Ivo Minar CZE
Jaroslav Pospisil CZE vs. Arnau Brugues-Davi ESP [3]

Evgeny Donskoy RUS [7] vs. Anton Manegin RUS [WC]
Daniyal Zagidullin RUS [WC] vs. Alexander Kudryavtsev RUS
Amir Weintraub ISR vs. Marius Copil ROU
Uladzimir Ignatik BLR vs. Andreas Haider-Maurer AUT [2]

fran70
01-29-2012, 07:55 PM
This is probably one of the best line up draws in Kazan on the last years. There are some interesting first round matches to watch like Jaziri vs Kravchuk, Bemelmans vs Ward and Ignatik vs Haider-Maurer.

hotdog
01-29-2012, 08:43 PM
Bemelmans looked knackered in Heilbronn today...doubt he'll be any good this week. Ward has arrived with no rackets or clothing!

Avi.love
01-30-2012, 08:13 AM
good luck for Jürgen Zopp:rocker2:

Nathaliia
01-30-2012, 02:08 PM
Michał on his way to where he belongs - top 300 :yeah::yeah:
thanks for the jinx :yeah:

Amukinado
01-30-2012, 04:13 PM
Sousa is in good form. I hope he, somehow, manages to win agains Hajek...

Nathaliia
01-31-2012, 01:13 PM
Vika's boyfriend still celebrating the win of his woman
Heliovaara always is a beast in these far-away challengers, quite opposite to his showing vs. Javier Marti at AO :lol:

i'd love jaziri-kudryavtsev final :worship: malek had some problems today in the 1st set but played well when he had to, also i think he had blisters yesterday during doubles match; his luck kravchuk is in bad shape and also a good match-up for malek

Smoke944
02-01-2012, 11:48 AM
Copil quickly getting to his Kazan form with a routine win over AHM.

Sombrerero loco
02-01-2012, 01:48 PM
wow marti won first set against jaziri!

Luinir
02-01-2012, 02:58 PM
Marti def. Jaziri 6-3 2-6 6-4

match point was crazy, marti made 6-7 tough volleys and one great lob in a row.

Sombrerero loco
02-01-2012, 03:25 PM
javi :bowdown:

Nathaliia
02-01-2012, 05:16 PM
malek would have already lost in R1 if it was not against kravchuk who is even in worse shape right now :facepalm:

Sombrerero loco
02-01-2012, 05:51 PM
omg i love tennisalternative.com :hearts:

RonaldGomez
02-02-2012, 05:24 PM
Bemelmans 6/3 5/7 7/6(5) Menendez-Maceiras

Bemelmans was up 6/3 5/3, maybe had mp in 2nd set. Menendez is a damn fighter.

Funny thing is that last week Menendez was playing against another leftie indoors (Ryderstedt), who was also leadng 6/3 5/3 and had several mp, and the spaniard won 3/6 7/5 7/6(5) :)

RonaldGomez
02-02-2012, 05:30 PM
Ledovskikh also qualified after a comeback vs Hajek 4/6 7/6(6) 6/4

Zopp 6/3 6/2 Heliovaara
Minar 6/2 4/6 6/3 Pospisil

Very interesting matchs in quarterfinals, Kudryavstev vs Copil, Zopp vs Bemelmans, Minar vs Ledovskikh...
Marti vs Gabashvili is the stranger :D

Nathaliia
02-02-2012, 05:41 PM
omg i love tennisalternative.com :hearts:
why today? :p i didn't write anything about javi i think :scratch:

on a different note, very dramatic match between ruben and adrian, each of them could have finished quicker :lol:

Super Djoker
02-02-2012, 10:28 PM
Ward :help:

misty1
02-02-2012, 10:28 PM
marius appears to be playing well again here, with the lineup remaining he can definately defend his title if he keeps the play up.

*Jean*
02-03-2012, 09:25 AM
Nice bitchfest between Gabashvili and Marti. Gabashvili leads 76(4).

madmax
02-03-2012, 09:57 AM
Gaba seems very erratic and touchy today...spaniard's consistency might just prevail here

hotdog
02-03-2012, 10:53 AM
lol Marti...the kid had a right meltdown at the end.

CooCooCachoo
02-03-2012, 10:57 AM
Bemelmans vs. Zopp should be a great match :rocker:

hallso
02-03-2012, 11:00 AM
yeah, Spanish boy already needs some mental help

quasi
02-03-2012, 11:54 AM
Gabashvili def. Marti 7-6(4) 3-6 6-4
Minar def. Ledovskikh 6-1 6-2

Techmozz
02-03-2012, 12:31 PM
Bemelmans playing pathetic

Sombrerero loco
02-03-2012, 12:43 PM
javi :facepalm:

quasi
02-03-2012, 12:53 PM
Zopp def. Bemelmans 6-2 6-0

SF: Gabashvili - Zopp

Action Jackson
02-03-2012, 12:54 PM
Zopp slapped Bemelmans around.

Nathaliia
02-03-2012, 12:55 PM
both bemelmans and menendez got injured yesterday, it was obvious zopp was going to spank the winner

Hewitt =Legend
02-03-2012, 01:27 PM
Gaba will be a tough test for Jurgen, hope he can put in a nice showing.

misty1
02-03-2012, 02:38 PM
kudryavtsev broke early in the 3rd set but got broken right back and missed 2 0-30 games in a row

Nathaliia
02-03-2012, 02:46 PM
yeah, disgraceful
i mean copil plays well here but kudry so much couldnt be bothered on some points :lol:

copil *4-3

Sombrerero loco
02-03-2012, 02:48 PM
bemelmans was not healthy at all today, yesterday´s match against adrian was so tough for both players...

nole_no1
02-03-2012, 02:58 PM
Copil def. Kudryavtsev 4-6 6-3 6-4 :woohoo:

Minar is next

misty1
02-03-2012, 02:58 PM
marius 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 over kudry

keep going and defend boy:)

Keyser Soze
02-03-2012, 03:01 PM
Amaizing comeback Marius :worship:

schvantz
02-03-2012, 03:01 PM
Marius Copil :bigclap::bigclap::bigclap:

hotdog
02-03-2012, 03:44 PM
Gaba injured his knee badly...won't play tomorrow.

nole_no1
02-04-2012, 11:28 AM
Copil def. Minar 6-3 6-4 :woohoo:

He's in the final again... hopefully he will take the title too :yeah:

misty1
02-04-2012, 12:53 PM
:)good win marius

Nathaliia
02-04-2012, 03:16 PM
very good play from Marius, hard to really say anything about Zopp, he's been facing cripples :spit: (or Heliovaara whom he leads 5-0 h2h)

fran70
02-04-2012, 10:19 PM
Quite surprised to find Copil doing it well on Kazan again (won title last year). Two years ago he reached the final in Cremona coming from Q but vanished on weak performances. The same in 2011 after winning in Kazan. Hopefully he may have a quite more stable performance along the year in 2012;)

On the other hand I`m glad to see Zopp in the final and I hope that he can win the title tomorrow as I reckon he is a top 100 material.

ThePhenom
02-04-2012, 10:33 PM
Quite surprised to find Copil doing it well on Kazan again (won title last year). Two years ago he reached the final in Cremona coming from Q but vanished on weak performances. The same in 2011 after winning in Kazan. Hopefully he may have a quite more stable performance along the year in 2012;)

On the other hand I`m glad to see Zopp in the final and I hope that he can win the title tomorrow as I reckon he is a top 100 material.

Last year, after Kazan, Marius faced some injuries, but this year I think he can reach top 150 at least.

Hewitt =Legend
02-05-2012, 01:26 AM
Zopp has had a very fortunate draw, hopefully he can play well in the final and bring home his first Challenger title.

Action Jackson
02-05-2012, 11:52 AM
Copil fails to serve out the 2nd set and gives the racquet a serious thump back on serve now.

VOX
02-05-2012, 11:52 AM
copil mindless shithead no offense :(

nole_no1
02-05-2012, 12:05 PM
Zopp def. Copil 7-6 7-6 :( Unfortunatelly he couldn't defend his title but it was a good tournament overall
Good luck in the future tournaments :yeah:

Action Jackson
02-05-2012, 12:05 PM
GSM Zopp 7-6(4) 7-6(4)

JMG
02-05-2012, 12:14 PM
Copil hit an ace at 6-7 5-4 40-30.

ThePhenom
02-05-2012, 12:22 PM
Copil hit an ace at 6-7 5-4 40-30.

Indeed, but one of the line umpires shouted "out".

Also, in the first tiebreak at 2-0 for Marius, Zopp sent a ball out, but the umpires hadn't any reaction. Marius got nervous at that moment and he lost the first set.

cardio
02-05-2012, 12:24 PM
Good win, his first challenger title. 100 points also are nice, he has lot to defent in Bergamo, it takes some pressure off .

Theme music from Dallas on trophy presentation :)))

Nathaliia
02-05-2012, 02:58 PM
deserved one tbh, but there was this one controversial moment

Zopp delivering lately; will be interesting to see how he'll do in ATP quallies (unfortunately for him when his ranking encourages to try the clay will start...)