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Week 10: Kyoto (Winner: Tatsuma Ito)

Action Jackson
02-15-2012, 04:58 AM
Week 10 : Kyoto, Japan

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Location: Kyoto, Japan
Type: $35K+H
Surface: Indoor Carpet (Synthetic)
Balls:
Site:
Starting Date: 5 March
2011 Champion: Dominik Meffert (Germany)
Tournament website: http://www16.ocn.ne.jp/~takyoto/tour...11Shimazdu.htm

Entry List


Soeda, Go JPN 81
Jaziri, Malek TUN 102
Ito, Tatsuma JPN 106
Sugita, Yuichi JPN 173
Udomchoke, Danai THA 176
Yang, Tsung-Hua TPE 183
Mitchell, Benjamin AUS 210
Heliovaara, Harri FIN 211
Weintraub, Amir ISR 212
Wang, Jimmy TPE 226
Capkovic, Kamil SVK 227
Rieschick, Sebastian GER 243
Hernych, Jan CZE 247
Molchanov, Denys UKR 252
#Klaasen, Raven RSA 254
@Millman, John AUS 257
#Zhang, Ze CHN 275
Chen, Ti TPE 276
Lim, Yong-Kyu KOR 286
Bhambri, Yuki IND 297
#Lemke, James AUS 300
#Moriya, Hiroki JPN 304



Alternates:

First Round


(1) Go Soeda (JPN) def. (q)Purav Raja (IND) 6-4 6-4
Hiroki Moriya (JPN) def. (WC)Yasutaka Uchiyama (JPN) 7-5 6-1
Sebastian Rieschick (GER) def. Amir Weintraub (ISR) 6-4 6-4
(6) Tsung-Hua Yang (TPE) def. Ze Zhang (CHN) 6-1 3-6 6-3

(3) Tatsuma Ito (JPN) def. James Lemke (AUS) 7-6(2) 7-5
(q)Matthew Barton (AUS) def. Raven Klaasen (RSA) 7-6(4) 6-7(6) 6-4
Yuki Bhambri (IND) def. Conor Niland (IRL) 6-1 6-3
(5) Danai Udomchoke (THA) def. (WC)Takuto Niki (JPN) 7-5 6-3

(8) Harri Heliovaara (FIN) def. (WC)Shota Tagawa (JPN) 7-5 6-4
Samuel Groth (AUS) def (q)Brydan Klein (AUS) 1-6 6-3 7-5
Yong-Kyu Lim (KOR) def. (WC)Takao Suzuki (JPN) 3-6 4-5 RET
(4) Yuichi Sugita (JPN) def. Ti Chen (TPE) 7-5 6-3

Jimmy Wang (TPE) def. (7) Benjamin Mitchell (AUS) 5-7 6-2 6-4
Kamil Capkovic (SVK) def. John Millman (AUS) 7-6(9) 7-5
Michael Look (AUS) def. (q)Chu-Huan Yi (TPE) 6-4 7-6(4)
(2) Malek Jaziri (TUN) def. Denys Molchanov (UKR) 6-7(7) 7-6(5) 6-0


Second Round

Hiroki Moriya (JPN) def. (1) Go Soeda (JPN) 7-6(9) 6-1
Sebastian Rieschick (GER) def. (6) Tsung-Hua Yang (TPE) 6-2 6-0
(3) Tatsuma Ito (JPN) def. (q)Matthew Barton (AUS) 3-6 6-4 6-0
Yuki Bhambri (IND) def. (5) Danai Udomchoke (THA) 3-6 6-4 6-2

Samuel Groth (AUS) def. (8) Harri Heliovaara (FIN) 6-4 4-6 7-6(5)
(4) Yuichi Sugita (JPN) def. Yong-Kyu Lim (KOR) 7-5 6-2
Jimmy Wang (TPE) def. Kamil Capkovic (SVK) 6-1 2-6 6-3
(2) Malek Jaziri (TUN) def. Michael Look (AUS) 7-5 7-5

Quarter Finals

Hiroki Moriya (JPN) def. Sebastian Rieschick (GER) 6-4 5-7 7-6 (5)
(3) Tatsuma Ito (JPN) def. Yuki Bhambri (IND) 7-6(5) 6-7(4) 6-3
Samuel Groth (AUS) def. (4) Yuichi Sugita (JPN) 7-6(4) 7-6 (10)
(2) Malek Jaziri (TUN) def. Jimmy Wang (TPE) 0-6 6-4 6-3

Semi Finals

(3) Tatsuma Ito (JPN) def. Hiroki Moriya (JPN) 6-4 6-2
(2) Malek Jaziri (TUN) def. Samuel Groth (AUS) 7-6(2) 6-3


Final

(3) Tatsuma Ito (JPN) def. (2) Malek Jaziri (TUN) 6-7(5) 6-1 6-2

Mahqz
02-15-2012, 07:08 AM
Lu is not here?

Sombrerero loco
02-15-2012, 09:49 AM
GL mitchell, heliovaara and millman :)

Chilenaitor
02-16-2012, 03:29 PM
GL millman and look!

SKozak
03-02-2012, 05:20 PM
QD http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2012/91/qs.pdf

guyha4
03-03-2012, 07:17 AM
main draw:
Soeda(1) vs.Q
Uchiyama vs.Moriya
Rieschick vs Weintraub
Zhang vs. Yang (6)
Ito(3) vs. Lemke
Klaasen vs.Q
Bhambri vs. Niland
Niki vs. Udomchoke (5)
Heliovaara (8) vs. Tagawa
Groth vs. Q
Lim vs. Suzuki
Chen vs. Sugita(4)
Mitchell(7) vs. Wang
Millman vs. Capkovic
Look vs. Q
Molchanov vs. Jaziri (2)

Carofin
03-03-2012, 09:25 AM
main draw:
Soeda(1) vs.Q
Uchiyama vs.Moriya
Rieschick vs Weintraub
Zhang vs. Wang (6)
Ito(3) vs. Lemke
Klaasen vs.Q
Bhambri vs. Niland
Niki vs. Udomchoke (5)
Heliovaara (8) vs. Tagawa
Groth vs. Q
Lim vs. Suzuki
Chen vs. Sugita(4)
Mitchell(7) vs. Wang
Millman vs. Capkovic
Look vs. Q
Molchanov vs. Jaziri (2)

It should be Zhang vs Yang

guyha4
03-03-2012, 03:03 PM
Sorry corrected :)

Hellraiser
03-04-2012, 05:13 PM
Yuki teach a lesson to Niland

RonaldGomez
03-04-2012, 05:45 PM
Suzuki not retired ?

*Jean*
03-05-2012, 05:16 AM
Ito d Lemke 75 76
Bhambri d Niland 61 63 :tape:
Heliovaara d Tagawa 75 64
Suzuki 63 33 Lim

buji
03-05-2012, 05:49 AM
Good win Yuki GO GO GO

Xam'd
03-05-2012, 08:43 AM
I hear courts are interesting to say at least (picture from player Harri Heliövaara blog tells enough really.) http://harriheliovaara.fi/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/x11-300x225.jpg

RonaldGomez
03-05-2012, 10:17 AM
Suzuki retired while leading 6/3 5/4

willoughby
03-05-2012, 12:42 PM
Suzuki retired while leading 6/3 5/4

It was a shame. Takao held serve at 4-4 after being 0-30 down, but looks like the injury was serious and he couldn't continue, even if he was just one game away from the match :sad:

Had to withdraw from the doubles too. A real pity because these courts suit his game perfectly.

Adri89
03-05-2012, 05:44 PM
Too bad for Takao, I hope that Lim will not blow it now

Sombrerero loco
03-06-2012, 12:20 PM
barton :bowdown:

On Court
03-06-2012, 12:23 PM
anyone can find Mitchell score?

Sombrerero loco
03-06-2012, 12:25 PM
ben´s match was postponed

Nathaliia
03-06-2012, 01:34 PM
apparently takao pulled his muscle

yeah prob better than he retired rather than played in pain and lost in 3, risking health

Fleck
03-06-2012, 05:44 PM
Easy second round for Ito, Barton can't cause him any trouble.

Sombrerero loco
03-06-2012, 10:03 PM
why?he can. he is a really hard worker

Action Jackson
03-07-2012, 03:01 AM
Capkovic 7-6(9) 7-5

gcd8
03-07-2012, 05:13 AM
i think benjamin mitchell might have withdrew, i'm not positive but if u look at flashscore.com they have wang listed vs capkovic for matches for tommorow, why would they do this if the match hasn't been played yet,

willoughby
03-07-2012, 06:29 AM
Ito won 36 64 60, saved 15-40 at 1-1 in the 2nd set and got his first break of the match at 5-4. Looks like Barton's level dropped dramatically after that.

Bhambri, Sugita and Groth are also into QFs

gcd8
03-07-2012, 06:58 AM
can anybody find out if mitchell withdrew i tried to go to kyoto website and just don't have the software to translate, i really think something is up because match hasn't been played yet and well they have wang listed for tommorow's matches

grimilan
03-07-2012, 07:11 AM
I guess we'll just wait and see if it comes on the scoreboard, its meant to be played after a women's match that is on at the moment on court C. Unfortunately women's matches are not on the scoreboard, so we'll just have to be patient.

Ad Wim
03-07-2012, 07:19 AM
Guess it hasn't started yet. Groth finished under an hour ago, so the ladies match can't be finished yet.

gcd8
03-07-2012, 07:28 AM
i've been waiting and waiting for this match to start i thought it was gonna start at midhnight 3 and half hours ago, i guess i didn't know what it meant ladies matcdhes since no names are listed must be some local tournament with amatuers, really hope the wang mitchell match does get played sometime getting tired

gcd8
03-07-2012, 07:29 AM
i still think it's a little weird why on flashscore for tom's matches they have wang already listed why would they do that, anybody think mitchell has a chance or will wang dominate him like last time 6-3 6-0

gcd8
03-07-2012, 07:32 AM
here's another thing i don't get why is a 2nd round match in groth listed before a first round match in wang, these people running the tournament don't make any sense, u postpone a match and then move it to almost the end of the day, BRilliant

gcd8
03-07-2012, 07:41 AM
match is on the scoreboard now bout time

Sombrerero loco
03-07-2012, 08:09 AM
heliovaara :facepalm: tough loss, should have won today...

Ad Wim
03-07-2012, 09:17 AM
Wtf Mitchell, come on man!

Ad Wim
03-07-2012, 09:48 AM
Mitchell lost, that's bad.
He should be beating guys like Wang.

Sombrerero loco
03-07-2012, 09:50 AM
5-4* and 40-0 :facepalm: 40-30...
and lost it
ben :spit:

willoughby
03-07-2012, 09:52 AM
Wang is not a bad player. IMO he would be top-100 right now without all those injuries he had in the past. Good win btw :yeah:

gcd8
03-08-2012, 01:34 AM
Wang is not a bad player. IMO he would be top-100 right now without all those injuries he had in the past. Good win btw :yeah:


i bet agasint wang again i should learn my lesson from last night , i thought this capkovic would have a chance but he's getting steam rolled, jimmy wang is costing me some serious money lately

Filo V.
03-08-2012, 04:01 AM
Top 100? Don't know about that but Wang was a touted junior with reason. His problem is a similar one that many Asian players have faced recently, which is his serve and general power aren't up to the level required to be an ATP player. But at this level, he's very good.

Filo V.
03-08-2012, 04:02 AM
Rieschick def. Yang 6-2 6-0
Wang def. Capkovic 6-1 2-6 6-3
Jaziri def. Look 7-5 7-5

Filo V.
03-08-2012, 04:04 AM
GL to Jimmy over Jaziri, one of the most overrated players of MTF. Jimmy should really beat him with his consistency.

Also, if Soeda wins today, I fully expect Rieschick to take him out again like he has in the past.

willoughby
03-08-2012, 05:33 AM
Wang was already ranked 85 at just 21 years old, but then was sidelined for 2 years due to injuries. I think he could've stayed in the top-100 without all those setbacks.

Also, happily for Filo :p, looks like Soeda is gonna lose today, 6-7 0-4 down against Moriya right now.

Sombrerero loco
03-08-2012, 08:58 AM
look lost too =(

On Court
03-08-2012, 10:28 AM
what you think about Ito can he take out Bhambri

Filo V.
03-08-2012, 11:58 AM
Great that Go lost, now the tournament has life again. I personally think Ito-Bhambri is a pretty even match, with Ito being the favorite. I also think Sugita will win his match and Rieschick should win, but I wouldn't be shocked to see Moriya pull off another surprise.

Nathaliia
03-08-2012, 02:23 PM
jimmy can beat jaziri, ofc.

On Court
03-08-2012, 05:09 PM
jimmy can beat jaziri, ofc.

i think jimmy will beat him

On Court
03-08-2012, 05:10 PM
Great that Go lost, now the tournament has life again. I personally think Ito-Bhambri is a pretty even match, with Ito being the favorite. I also think Sugita will win his match and Rieschick should win, but I wouldn't be shocked to see Moriya pull off another surprise.


Rieschick serve good yesterday 11 aces , i think Bhambri and Jimmay can be suprise

willoughby
03-09-2012, 04:00 AM
Ito won :yeah: 76(5) 67(4) 63. He needs just one more win to get into the top-100

Sugita lost in two tiebreaks against serve-machine Groth :sad:

Jaziri overcame an awful start and beat Wang 06 64 63

Filo V.
03-09-2012, 04:12 AM
Hopefully, Groth continues serving like a machine and takes out Jaziri. I do NOT want Jaziri to be in the top 100. He winning this event would be only slightly less bad than Soeda doing so.

Ito needs the points as he defends a challenger title in a couple of weeks. Gritty win for him today over a good opponent in Bhambri. He's the favorite for the title now, IMO.

abollo
03-09-2012, 04:45 AM
^^
why do you hate him so much?

Filo V.
03-09-2012, 04:56 AM
I don't necessarily hate him, but I do think he's way overrated. Dramatically overrated, for several reasons. And that makes me resent him quite a lot. I think he's an average challenger player and I think most of his following that he's gotten now are bandwagoners.

Filo V.
03-09-2012, 04:57 AM
If he makes top 100, he'll drop out of it as soon as he makes it, so I don't want him to make it. I'd rather guys who I know could maintain a spot there take it.

willoughby
03-09-2012, 05:45 AM
I think it would be nice if he makes the top-100, even if just for one week. He's 28 already, and as you said, he probably won't last long in those positions. That would be like a dream come true for a player who has been playing mainly Futures in his career till some months ago, and also great news for Tunisian tennis (and Arabic tennis in general).

Sombrerero loco
03-09-2012, 08:15 AM
boring challenger atm imo

willoughby
03-09-2012, 08:31 AM
Ito vs Moriya in semifinals is great. Finally a breakthrough tournament for Hiroki. He won a future on grass two weeks ago, and if he keeps up with this form, we'll be able to see him playing Wimbledon qualies in a few months (I think he's pretty good on grass and fast surfaces; probably a future top-100 as well)

On Court
03-09-2012, 11:22 AM
what a strange scores today

Nathaliia
03-09-2012, 02:34 PM
funny scorelines yeah

jaziri isn't really overrated, but the fact he's a laid back player from arabic country (and handsome, imo :angel: ) makes him generally liked. the effort against tsonga gave him more popularity. i think people miss a character like younes el aynaoui on tour, well younes was one of a kind, but jaziri is a very nice and relaxed guy too (younes game wasn't any special, unlike arazi's, but younes was loved nevertheless)

we rarely see someone from that region breaking through. also look he's such a late bloomer, i think he partied too much when he was young :p

ons jabeur should have a better career than him :) also, isn't selima sfar working for al jazeera now? :)

Henry Chinaski
03-09-2012, 02:42 PM
would be good to see Jaziri in the top 100 for several reasons.

Regional representation, nice game, great personality for starters.

Oh and it would annoy Filo V? Well there's another.

Filo V.
03-09-2012, 04:15 PM
I agree on the regional representation aspect. I actually thought about that last night, and that's the ONLY reason I would be happy with his presence in the top 100, because yeah, based on everything I've read and seen, he's a relaxed, cool dude, he has a relaxed demeanor on court, but guys like Brands and Robert have similar dispositions and I don't like them. I don't care about the sentimental aspect. But it would be cool to see an Arabic player making a breakthrough and hopefully spur more Arabic representation within the sport, and it would be a great moment for his career, and maybe he'll prove me wrong and make something more of it.

I still believe, though, that Tsonga match is where the bandwagon really started. I'd say 80% of people who follow him here didn't even know him until that match. I think he's a flash-in-the-pan player who can make a deep run 4 weeks in a season and that's it.

ozfan44
03-10-2012, 02:30 AM
come on Groth win this :bounce:

Filo V.
03-10-2012, 02:52 AM
Ito def. Moriya 6-4 6-2

He'll be provisionally #99 now but the rankings do not update until the next Monday after the upcoming one. Really we won't know his official ranking until after Miami and the schedule normalizes. But sadly Jaziri looks like he'll win, so I can't be happy. Jaziri winning evens out the happiness I have about Ito.

Action Jackson
03-10-2012, 03:15 AM
Jaziri having some problems closing it out.

Action Jackson
03-10-2012, 03:21 AM
Jaziri finally closes it out 7-6(2) 6-3

Filo V.
03-10-2012, 03:21 AM
That was a very tight last game, must have been about 8 minutes.

willoughby
03-10-2012, 03:40 AM
Good wins for both guys. Jaziri tried to choke badly in that last game.

GL to Tatsuma in the finals!

Belludal
03-10-2012, 03:40 AM
Final between Ito and Jaziri.

The Winner will be Top 100.

Nathaliia
03-10-2012, 12:03 PM
I agree on the regional representation aspect. I actually thought about that last night, and that's the ONLY reason I would be happy with his presence in the top 100, because yeah, based on everything I've read and seen, he's a relaxed, cool dude, he has a relaxed demeanor on court, but guys like Brands and Robert have similar dispositions and I don't like them. I don't care about the sentimental aspect. But it would be cool to see an Arabic player making a breakthrough and hopefully spur more Arabic representation within the sport, and it would be a great moment for his career, and maybe he'll prove me wrong and make something more of it.

I still believe, though, that Tsonga match is where the bandwagon really started. I'd say 80% of people who follow him here didn't even know him until that match. I think he's a flash-in-the-pan player who can make a deep run 4 weeks in a season and that's it.
moreover, i think people who heard of him because of tsonga match don't remember him anymore :lol:

they already didn't knew who he was when dubai tournament replaced his WC with marko djokovic in the last minute :spit:

it's not like he's going anywhere with his tennis, but i think guys like jaziri, qureshi are good for the game :cool: i hope he wins
he's surely less of an annoying pusher than ito :( :(

Filo V.
03-10-2012, 02:20 PM
I don't think Ito is a pusher :shrug:

He's like a better version of the pre-2012 Soeda. But it's nice to see Asian and Arabic tennis both progressing. Even if I don't personally like the players, more representation at the top levels of the game from different countries and more interest in tennis from these countries as a result, is always a good thing.

Filo V.
03-10-2012, 02:27 PM
moreover, i think people who heard of him because of tsonga match don't remember him anymore :lol:

they already didn't knew who he was when dubai tournament replaced his WC with marko djokovic in the last minute :spit:I know.........I saw that thread and a lot of people who were saying Jaziri was a big talent after his match with Tsonga were saying "who is Jaziri" or "who cares about that dude" when he was denied the WC :tape:

Actually, that entire ordeal made me respect Malek a lot, he handled it very well and respectfully and turned what could have been an ugly situation into a positive.

Of course, we couldn't expect much more from the majority of posters on here, though :facepalm:

willoughby
03-11-2012, 05:27 AM
Ito vs Jaziri
6-7(5) 6-1 0-0*

First set lasted 76 minutes, and the second set was just 28 min.

Smoke944
03-11-2012, 05:47 AM
Jaziri seems done unfortunately. Don't know if he has nothing left in his legs or what..

willoughby
03-11-2012, 05:55 AM
Ito 67(5) 61 62. Finally top-100 :D Congrats Tatsuma!

Filo V.
03-11-2012, 06:09 AM
Ito's top 100 stay could be short but at least he's in it for the time being. Great job not getting deflated after losing the first set and dominating the final two. Served a lot better as the match went on and that obviously really helped matters.

Ito has been right in that 105-120 range for like 2 full seasons now so it's time really to see what he's capable of at the ATP level. Hopefully we'll get to see that happen and he starts choosing to play in bigger events, and not become another Soeda who traps himself in Asia.

The best part about this result is Jaziri is denied top 100 status :) Now 33 points to defend this upcoming week, hopefully, he loses R1 in China.

abollo
03-11-2012, 06:26 AM
A QF will do him the job well :)

Smoke944
03-11-2012, 06:44 AM
Malek shouldn't worry about his ranking at all. He doesn't have much to defend for a while after next week and as long as he keeps winning matches he will put himself in a good position for the next couple slams.

He played some grueling matches this week so it's good he should have a very good first couple matches next week.