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Week 11: Pingguo (Winner : Go Soeda)

Action Jackson
02-21-2012, 01:36 AM
Week 11: Pingguo, China

http://www.worldgreatestsites.com/pics/pingyao_china.jpg

Location: Pingguo, China
Type: $50K
Surface: Outdoor Hard
Balls:
Site:
Starting Date: 12 March
2011 Champion: Go Soeda
Tournament website:


Entry List


Soeda, Go JPN 82
Jaziri, Malek TUN 104
Udomchoke, Danai THA 175
Yang, Tsung-Hua TPE 185
Mitchell, Benjamin AUS 209
Heliovaara, Harri FIN 210
Weintraub, Amir ISR 211
Wang, Jimmy TPE 224
Capkovic, Kamil SVK 227
Rieschick, Sebastian GER 241
Molchanov, Denys UKR 250
#Klaasen, Raven RSA 251
@Millman, John AUS 257
#Zhang, Ze CHN 273
Chen, Ti TPE 274
Lim, Yong-Kyu KOR 283
#Ghedin, Riccardo ITA 301
#Moriya, Hiroki JPN 303
Gasparyan, Ervand RUS 323
@Groth, Samuel AUS 324
Look, Michael AUS 324
Vardhan, Vishnu IND 332


Alternates :

1. Przysiezny, Michal POL 346
2. Herbert, Pierre-Hugues FRA 355
3. McGee, James IRL 358
4. # Roelofse, Ruan RSA 363
5. Li, Zhe CHN 369
6. # Sakharov, Gleb FRA 385
7. @ King-Turner, Daniel NZL 395
8. Klein, Brydan AUS 420
9. Kim, Kevin USA 455
10. Rastogi, Karan IND 488
11. # Brunken, Jaan-Frederik GER 490
12. # Klec, Ivo SVK 491
13. # Kondo, Hiroki JPN 504
14. # Matsui, Toshihide JPN 507
15. # Yoo, Daniel KOR 526
16. # Takeuchi, Kento JPN 536
17. Desein, Niels BEL 554
18. Statham, Jose (Rubin) NZL 556
19. # Becker, Richard GER 561
20. Jun, Woong-Sun KOR 566
21. # Crepaldi, Erik ITA 583
22. # Bega, Alessandro ITA 586
23. # Gutierrez-Ferrol, Sergio ESP 606
24. Sajous, Olivier HAI 643
25. Sykut, Maciek USA 691
26. Feeney, Adam AUS 772
27. Roshan, Nima AUS 778
28. Kretschmer, Gero GER 785
29. Sharan, Divij IND 804
30. Jeong, Suk-Young KOR 809
31. # Yi, Chu-Huan TPE 871
32. Karagezian, Arthur USA 1182
33. King-Turner, Daniel NZL 32750
34. # Bastl, George SUI 32750
35. Becuzzi, Enrico ITA 32750

Main Draw

(1) Go Soeda (JPN) def. Vishnu Vardhan (IND) 6-4 6-2
Samuel Groth (AUS) def. Enrico Becuzzi (ITA) 6-0 6-2
Kevin Kim (USA) def. (q)Christopher Rungkat (INA) 7-6(3) 6-0
(7) Benjamin Mitchell (AUS) def. Divij Sharan (IND) 6-3 4-6 6-1

(4) Tsung-Hua Yang (TPE) def. (q)Yan Bai (CHN) 6-3 7-5
Kamil Capkovic (SVK) def. Riccardo Ghedin (ITA) 5-7 6-2 6-4
Sebastian Rieschick (GER) def. Hiroki Moriya (JPN) 3-6 6-2 7-5
(5) Amir Weintraub (ISR) def. (WC)Hufu Wang (CHN) 6-4 6-0

(8) Harri Heliovaara (FIN) def. Ti Chen (TPE) 6-2 6-4
Denys Molchanov (UKR) def. (q)Nian Feng (CHN) 6-4 6-2
Ze Zhang (CHN) def. Raven Klaasen (RSA) 6-1 0-0 RET
Toshihide Matsui (JPN) def. (3) Danai Udomchoke (THA)

(6) Jimmy Wang (TPE) def. Daniel Yoo (KOR) 5-7 6-2 6-2
Suk-Young Jeong (KOR) def. (WC)Ya-Nan Ma (CHN) 6-3 7-5
(q)Yu Cheng Li (CHN) def. (WC)He Feng (CHN) 7-6(3) 6-2
(2) Malek Jaziri (TUN) def. (WC)Yu Chang (CHN) 6-4 6-2

Second Round

(1) Go Soeda (JPN) def. Samuel Groth (AUS) 7-6(3) 6-3
(7) Benjamin Mitchell (AUS) def. Kevin Kim (USA) 6-7(1) 6-3 6-4
Kamil Capkovic (SVK) def. (4) Tsung-Hua Yang (TPE) 6-2 6-0
(5) Amir Weintraub (ISR) def. Sebastian Rieschick (GER) 7-6(4) 6-4

Denys Molchanov (UKR) def. (8) Harri Heliovaara (FIN) 7-5 7-5
Ze Zhang (CHN) def. Toshihide Matsui (JPN) 7-5 7-5
(6) Jimmy Wang (TPE) def. Suk-Young Jeong (KOR) 7-5 7-5
(2) Malek Jaziri (TUN) def. (q)Yu Cheng Li (CHN) 6-2 6-2


Quarter Finals

(1) Go Soeda (JPN) def. (7) Benjamin Mitchell (AUS) 6-3 7-5
Kamil Capkovic (SVK) def. (5) Amir Weintraub (ISR) 7-6(4) 6-0
Denys Molchanov (UKR) def. Ze Zhang (CHN) 4-6 7-6(6) 7-6(4)
(2) Malek Jaziri (TUN) def. (6) Jimmy Wang (TPE) 6-2 7-6(3)

Semi Finals

(1) Go Soeda (JPN) def. Kamil Capkovic (SVK) 7-5 6-3
(2) Malek Jaziri (TUN) def. Denys Molchanov (UKR) 6-1 1-0 RET


Final


(1) Go Soeda (JPN) def. (2) Malek Jaziri (TUN) 6-1 3-6 7-5

Chris.
02-22-2012, 01:45 AM
Good luck to the Aussies :)

Sombrerero loco
02-22-2012, 09:59 AM
GL heliovaara, millman, mitchell

Hellraiser
02-22-2012, 06:06 PM
Przysiezny still alive on chall circuit

Chilenaitor
02-22-2012, 07:58 PM
GL millman!

james82
03-08-2012, 10:30 PM
good event, would of been better if ito and sugita decided to play

Super Djoker
03-09-2012, 01:09 AM
Obsurd amount of withdrawals ! Good luck to Mitchell

gold4278
03-09-2012, 04:02 PM
Qualifying Draw:

1st Round:
1 Christopher Rungkat (INA) BYE
2 Yan Bai (CHN) vs. WC Qinnong Yang (CHN)
3 Nian Feng (CHN) vs. 6 Roy Hobbs (SIN)
4 Yu Cheng Li (CHN) vs. 5 Yi-Fan Yang (CHN)

Did most of these players sign up late? Rungkat's (and the rest of the list) ranking is much higher than those direct entry folks toward the bottom of the list.

Sombrerero loco
03-09-2012, 04:10 PM
wtf is this? :facepalm: every guy withdraw

willoughby
03-09-2012, 04:24 PM
will Rungkat get 3 pts for "qualifying" into the main draw? even if he didn't have to play any single match to do that :lol:

Sombrerero loco
03-09-2012, 04:27 PM
i dont think so

Shaddad
03-09-2012, 05:03 PM
http://www.xinpg.com/attachment/Mon_1203/34_81832_c44e7b7b38bbe4a.jpg

Shaddad
03-09-2012, 05:07 PM
http://www.xinpg.com/attachment/Mon_1203/34_81832_9a0a3e3e6f16c16.jpg

Shaddad
03-09-2012, 05:08 PM
http://www.xinpg.com/attachment/Mon_1203/34_81832_85fd5055b1dbd5c.jpg

Helevorn
03-10-2012, 01:07 PM
http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2012/6248/mds.pdf

Becuzzi :facepalm:

RonaldGomez
03-10-2012, 01:15 PM
This event hasn't started yet and it's already a joke.

Yves.
03-10-2012, 03:46 PM
http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2012/6248/qs.pdf

So Rungkat had to play qualifying but had a BYE in the only round? :haha:

Shaddad
03-10-2012, 03:52 PM
GL to Yucheng,Yan and Ze

gold4278
03-10-2012, 07:44 PM
So, when was the last time that someone got into a challenger main draw using their doubles ranking of +1,000? Becuzzi gets in the main draw and he has never won a singles match in his career...

njnetswill
03-11-2012, 04:24 AM
Chinese challengers are in the most random places...it would help if the tournaments were in more accessible cities.

The wikipedia entry gives you an idea of what Pingguo is like...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pingguo_County

:lol:

Nathaliia
03-11-2012, 02:26 PM
they have a nice main draw :) rungkat is a promising player, good that he is in the MD :)

beccuzzi however, is not even a practise session fo groth :lol:

Dead Net Cord
03-11-2012, 09:11 PM
Are you kidding me? This tournament's win is worth 40 points with a field like that

Sombrerero loco
03-11-2012, 10:43 PM
tournaments in asia usually have so low level but this one is specially great in that way :spit:

matinjo
03-11-2012, 10:48 PM
why is Klaasen so bad in last time? 11 loses in row???

Yves.
03-12-2012, 04:11 AM
Rain in Pingguo?

matinjo
03-12-2012, 04:15 AM
no, Udomchoke 6-1 1-0* 40:40

other courts no score

ExcaliburII
03-12-2012, 04:17 AM
no, they are playing but official sb isnt working.
udomchoke 6-1

matinjo
03-12-2012, 04:21 AM
can someone find out Ghedin - Capkovic??? please!!!!!!!!!! but fast

justafanYYC
03-12-2012, 05:39 AM
Molchenov def. Feng 2-0 (not sure of score)

Matsui def. Udomchoke 16 64 64 !!!!!

justafanYYC
03-12-2012, 06:14 AM
hooray scoreboard is working again..

zhang def. Klaasen 61 ret..

Ghedin-Capkovic are in a 3rd set.

Action Jackson
03-12-2012, 07:04 AM
Yang 6-3 7-5
Capkovic 5-7 6-2 6-4

JeffreyGOLU
03-13-2012, 06:58 AM
LMAO
Groth hit 20 aces out of his 28 service points

Sombrerero loco
03-13-2012, 09:43 AM
heliovaara won, will face molchanov in the second round =)

Filo V.
03-13-2012, 02:29 PM
Soeda def. Vardhan 6-4 6-2
Groth def. Becuzzi 6-0 6-2
Kim def. Rungkat 7-6(3) 6-0
Mitchell def. Sharan 6-3 4-6 6-1
Rieschick def. Moriya 3-6 6-2 7-5
Heliovaara def. Chen 6-2 6-4
Wang def. Yoo 5-7 6-2 6-2
Jeong def. Ma 6-3 7-5
Li def. Feng 7-6(3) 6-2
Jaziri def. Chang 6-4 6-2

Filo V.
03-13-2012, 02:31 PM
Becuzzi was always going to be the dream draw and Groth took advantage. One can only imagine how Becuzzi looked when Groth was hitting 130+ serves at him.

Super Djoker
03-13-2012, 10:12 PM
Second round starting on weds ?

Chase Visa
03-13-2012, 10:46 PM
Hopefully Groth takes out Soeda.

Sombrerero loco
03-13-2012, 11:29 PM
tonight, heliovaara vs molchanov, hopefully harri can win =)

SKozak
03-14-2012, 09:18 AM
tonight, heliovaara vs molchanov, hopefully harri can win =)
he can't this time :)
Denys won 7-5 7-5 and I hope the partners will win in doubles later

Sombrerero loco
03-14-2012, 09:54 AM
harri :facepalm: wasted chance, now at least win in doubles...

Nathaliia
03-14-2012, 11:34 AM
Becuzzi was always going to be the dream draw and Groth took advantage. One can only imagine how Becuzzi looked when Groth was hitting 130+ serves at him.
probably praying "please, do not serve into the corner where i stand... or i get hurt..."

:awww: :lol:

Filo V.
03-14-2012, 02:04 PM
probably praying "please, do not serve into the corner where i stand... or i get hurt..."

:awww: :lol:
:spit::rolls:

Filo V.
03-14-2012, 02:07 PM
Capkovic def. Yang 6-2 6-0
Weintraub def. Rieschick 7-6(4) 6-4
Molchanov def. Heliovaara 7-5 7-5
Zhang def. Matsui 7-5 7-5

Filo V.
03-14-2012, 02:21 PM
When Capkovic isn't missing with his bashing and serves decently, he's able to beat a lot of players at this level. Comprehensive beatdown of Yang.

Yang looks to forever be stuck in challengers. I knew he wasn't going to back up his junior results in seniors, but he's been a real disappointment.

roddicking
03-14-2012, 09:01 PM
I noticed the player Enrico Becuzzi is almost 39-year-old, he only won one qualifying match in a future tournament before, his Career High Singles Ranking was 1400 in 2003, actually he is a "seniors" player on ITF site, it's so weird he can enter this tournament, could anyone give me some information about the player? Thanks.:confused:

Filo V.
03-15-2012, 04:24 AM
There were no other alternates.

Filo V.
03-15-2012, 04:26 AM
Groth has had EIGHT break points and not broken yet in the first set. Now watch him eventually lose the set.

Filo V.
03-15-2012, 04:42 AM
Soeda 7-6(3)

Filo V.
03-15-2012, 04:44 AM
Soeda wins matches like this constantly. Basically by just outgrinding his opponents. These challenger level players don't have the consistency or ability to put away someone like Soeda who won't go away but can't really hurt them in any way.

willoughby
03-15-2012, 04:50 AM
Right now Soeda has saved 21/21 break points in this tournament (12 in the first round, 9 today so far)

and good to see Kool Kevin Kim still fighting, despite his age and low ranking. Go Kevin!

Filo V.
03-15-2012, 04:52 AM
Groth had a break point in Soeda's first service game of the second set, didn't take it and was immediately broken to love.

Filo V.
03-15-2012, 04:53 AM
Groth and Vardhan are bad returners. Not impressed at all with Go. Hopefully Kevin takes him out should they play and he can if he serves well.

Sombrerero loco
03-15-2012, 10:42 AM
ben :)

Filo V.
03-15-2012, 01:43 PM
Soeda def. Groth 7-6(3) 6-3
Mitchell def. Kim 6-7(1) 6-3 6-4
Wang def. Jeong 7-5 7-5
Jaziri def. Li 6-2 6-2

Quarterfinal result:
Capkovic def. Weintraub 7-6(4) 6-0

Filo V.
03-15-2012, 01:44 PM
Groth is pathetic for losing, and Jaziri has had a cakewalk draw. Hopefully both LOSE today. Jaziri especially needs to lose so he doesn't enter the top 100. This tournament has disaster written all over it, though, so I don't expect much.

Chase Visa
03-15-2012, 01:45 PM
Jaziri is already in the top 100 provisionally I think.

Filo V.
03-15-2012, 02:00 PM
He's at 100 even. But if he wins today, he'll clinch a top 100 position for sure, and for a while.

Part of me says, stop being a hater and give him a chance. So I'm going to try to delete my extreme skepticism about Jaziri because I can see he has at least some game. I'm curious to see him at Wimbledon. And as I said last week, the fact an Arabian player is doing so well in singles is cool.

Soeda, however, I will never ever like and hopefully he gets taken to the cleaners by Mitchell. He's such a loser, who never will get out of Asian challengers because he lacks confidence in his game.

Ad Wim
03-15-2012, 02:47 PM
Good win from Mitchell. Soeda will beat him though.

Super Djoker
03-15-2012, 05:48 PM
Are you kidding me? This tournament's win is worth 40 points with a field like that

A Title here is worth 80 Points !

Sombrerero loco
03-15-2012, 07:12 PM
bem please beat soeda tonight :)

willoughby
03-16-2012, 06:45 AM
Jaziri d. Wang 6-2 7-6(3)

Second set was really tough (84 minutes). Wang led 3-0 and 4-1, had break points on both games, couldn't take them and was broken to love at 4-2. Then Wang had 0-30 at 5-4* and 2 SP at 6-5. Jaziri held serve after 7 deuces and won the tie-break easily.

Filo V.
03-16-2012, 06:47 AM
Jaziri officially top 100 now without doubt. Jaziri seems to win a lot of matches like this that are extremely up and down. Jimmy really had so many chances in the second set, it's hard not think that of that as a huge missed opportunity to take it to a deciding set.

I'm not happy at all, but I'm going to try not to be totally negative. The best way to do that is ignore, so that's what I'll likely do. I'll give Jaziri the benefit of the doubt and we'll see what he can do now that he's top 100 and likely to rise higher. We're all going to find out if the semi-hype he's gotten is real or not.

Sombrerero loco
03-16-2012, 09:28 AM
ben lost to soeda 63 75 :hug:

TennisOnWood
03-16-2012, 09:59 AM
Damn Benjamin

willoughby
03-16-2012, 10:14 AM
omg, Zhang was serving for the match and just hit three straight double faults to get broken... he also had mp on return at 64 53*

6-4 *5-6 right now, doesn't look good for ZZ :(

SKozak
03-16-2012, 12:17 PM
Molchanov saved a few MPs and won 4-6 7-6(6) 7-6(4)

willoughby
03-16-2012, 12:21 PM
Very painful loss for Zhang, and playing at home :sad: Hope he can bounce back from this in his next tournaments.

On Court
03-16-2012, 12:58 PM
omg, Zhang was serving for the match and just hit three straight double faults to get broken... he also had mp on return at 64 53*

6-4 *5-6 right now, doesn't look good for ZZ :(

serving for match and hit three straight DF can only moron , i cant believe what he have in his head, men you are serving for next round of some idiotic challenger not for final of grand slam , idiot

Shaddad
03-16-2012, 05:40 PM
serving for match and hit three straight DF can only moron , i cant believe what he have in his head, men you are serving for next round of some idiotic challenger not for final of grand slam , idiot

:o It seems that Zhang's opponent always troubled the lineman and the referee and distracted him.

willoughby
03-16-2012, 09:28 PM
serving for match and hit three straight DF can only moron , i cant believe what he have in his head, men you are serving for next round of some idiotic challenger not for final of grand slam , idiot

You have never played tennis, have you? ... For a player like Zhang, would have been a great achievement getting into the semifinals of a challenger on his home country. I know all those double faults are unexplainable, but challenger level players obviously can also get nervous when serving for the match... you don't need to play a Slam semifinal to feel the pressure.
But most probably you put money on him, and on these forums, it seems that allows you to insult the players freely :o

RonaldGomez
03-17-2012, 12:32 AM
You have never played tennis, have you? ... For a player like Zhang, would have been a great achievement getting into the semifinals of a challenger on his home country. I know all those double faults are unexplainable, but challenger level players obviously can also get nervous when serving for the match... you don't need to play a Slam semifinal to feel the pressure.
But most probably you put money on him, and on these forums, it seems that allows you to insult the players freely :o

agree it's becoming more and more boring :rolleyes:

On Court
03-17-2012, 10:31 AM
You have never played tennis, have you? ... For a player like Zhang, would have been a great achievement getting into the semifinals of a challenger on his home country. I know all those double faults are unexplainable, but challenger level players obviously can also get nervous when serving for the match... you don't need to play a Slam semifinal to feel the pressure.
But most probably you put money on him, and on these forums, it seems that allows you to insult the players freely :o

nop i bet on tennis a lot but dont bet on this match just see here what someone wrote that he made 3DF and thats pissed me off , how much someone can be stupid , you made first , you made second , men you cant do the 3rd

Filo V.
03-17-2012, 02:10 PM
Soeda def. Capkovic 7-5 6-3
Jaziri def. Molchanov 6-1 1-0 ret.

Soeda vs Jaziri final.

Filo V.
03-17-2012, 02:11 PM
:yawn: Wake me up when this shit is over. Hopefully the player with actual talent, aka NOT Go Soeda, wins the tournament.

willoughby
03-17-2012, 02:49 PM
I know Soeda's schedule is a bit conservative, but maybe that is due to lack of funds, so he cannot play many tournaments outside Asia. To be honest, that would surprise me, because I don't think the JTA is exactly "poor" to not give enough funds to its best players, but anyway, he'll be up to #67 if he wins tomorrow :)

hotdog
03-17-2012, 02:59 PM
Why bother leaving Asia when you can mop up some weak events...

Filo V.
03-17-2012, 03:06 PM
It's pathetic. Ito plays outside of Japan, so does Sugita. There is no excuse for Soeda's schedule. He refuses to play outside of Asia because he's a points whore. He knows he'll gain points playing weak Asian events. He RARELY wins outside of Asia, even against mediocre players. So obviously to me, he has absolutely no confidence in his abilities. Now, I think his scheduling is smart, but what happens is it creates a player who ends up being dramatically overranked. If Soeda would show at least some effort of playing events outside of Asia or outside of very weak events, I'd probably have more respect for him, but the reality is, it's ridiculous.

Filo V.
03-18-2012, 02:51 PM
Soeda def. Jaziri 6-1 3-6 7-5

11th challenger title for the Japanese veteran.

Filo V.
03-18-2012, 02:55 PM
Now look at Soeda continue to enter primarily in Asian events. He's ranked in the 60s now. None of this would be happening if Soeda lost his R1 match in Chennai before his opponent lost a comfortable lead. But, let's see if Soeda actually starts doing something with his career and makes something of himself. Or will he just continue to camp out and pick up the easy wins. Do or die time, he's not going to get a better chance to prove himself.

willoughby
03-18-2012, 03:20 PM
Now look at Soeda continue to enter primarily in Asian events. He's ranked in the 60s now. None of this would be happening if Soeda lost his R1 match in Chennai before his opponent lost a comfortable lead. But, let's see if Soeda actually starts doing something with his career and makes something of himself. Or will he just continue to camp out and pick up the easy wins. Do or die time, he's not going to get a better chance to prove himself.

I guess we'll have to wait until the clay season is over. French Open will most probably be the only clay tournament he will play, and there are two strong challengers (looking at the prize money) in Kaohsiung and Busan during clay season, I think he will play those.
After that, I'm pretty sure he will enter ATP main draws on grass and hard courts. There's no point for him to keep playing weak challengers.

Btw, it was Soeda who choked the most in that R1 match against Gil. I know Gil was a break up in the third set, but before that, Soeda led 6-2 3-1* and 0-40 if I remember correctly, so it was mostly Go's choke, in my opinion.

Filo V.
03-18-2012, 03:34 PM
I hope Rendy wins the Taiwanese challenger. I'm sure he'll enter. It'll probably be the usual names who play the strong Asian events, guys like K. Beck and Muller will I'm guessing enter them. Go will definitely play both challengers. But after that, I agree, he needs to start playing ATP events. I wouldn't be surprised to see him play challengers on grass, though, along with Queens, before Wimbledon.

There isn't any point for him to play weak challengers but to me, there hasn't been any point for a while now. He's 27 years old. I can see why he does it, financially and obviously points wise it's a smart decision. But I don't respect it because if he wanted to be more than what he is right now he could have, but he just won't leave Asia. Similar to Takao Suzuki, similar to the challenger players in America who never leave. Make something of yourself, this is your career, you only have one chance to make it in the game. Soeda has proven long ago he's above this level. He's just taking advantage now, and has been the past few seasons.

As I said, though, we're going to find out what Soeda is made of the next 6 months so we'll just have to see what happens. This is basically the perfect opportunity for him so hopefully for his sake he takes advantage.

Filo V.
03-18-2012, 03:34 PM
Fred had a 3-1 and break point for 4-1 lead in that match with Soeda and was dominating by that point in the match. Soeda did originally choke, but it was Gil's choke that ended up deciding the outcome in the end. He also had like 30-0 or 30-15 the final game before losing serve on a missed smash.