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Week 14: Saint-Brieuc (Winner: Gregoire Burquier)

Action Jackson
03-14-2012, 12:13 AM
Week 14: Saint-Brieuc, France


Location: Saint-Brieuc, France
Type: €30K+H
Surface: Indoor Clay
Starting Date: 2 April 12
2011 Champion: Maxime Teixera (France)
Tournament website: http://www.tournoi.fft.fr/open_prevadies

Entry List

Gimeno-Traver, Daniel ESP 101
Robert, Stephane FRA 122
Gicquel, Marc FRA 144
Teixeira, Maxime FRA 154
Gensse, Augustin FRA 161
De Schepper, Kenny FRA 166
Rufin, Guillaume FRA 182
Duckworth, James AUS 192
Ciric, Nikola SRB 195
Grigelis, Laurynas LTU 201
Meffert, Dominik GER 204
Gremelmayr, Denis GER 207
Mertens, Yannick BEL 208
Greul, Simon GER 210
Janowicz, Jerzy POL 213
Dasnieres de Veigy, Jonathan FRA 214
Gojowczyk, Peter GER 215
Cervenak, Pavol SVK 220
Naso, Gianluca ITA 223
Capkovic, Kamil SVK 224
Rodrigues, Mathieu FRA 225
Torebko, Peter GER 226
Navarro, Ivan ESP 227
Jouan, Romain FRA 228

First Round

(1) Daniel Gimeno-Traver (ESP) def. Romain Jouan (FRA) 7-6(7) 3-6 6-4
Peter Torebko (GER) def. (q)Nicolas Renavand (FRA) 1-6 6-4 6-0
Gregoire Burquier (FRA) def. Gerard Granollers-Pujol (ESP) 6-4 6-4
(WC)Laurent Rochette (FRA) def. (8) James Duckworth (AUS) 4-6 6-3 6-4

(3) Marc Gicquel (FRA) def. Ivan Navarro (ESP) 6-4 3-6 7-5
(q)Tomasz Bednarek (POL) def. Kamil Capkovic (SVK) 1-6 6-3 7-5
Yannick Mertens (BEL) def. (WC)Charles-Antoine Brezac (FRA) 6-0 6-3
(WC)Josselin Ouanna (FRA) def. (7) Simon Greul (GER) 6-4 6-4

Peter Gojowczyk (GER) def. (5) Kenny De Schepper (FRA) 4-6 6-3 6-3
(WC)Olivier Patience (FRA) def. Nicolas Devilder (FRA) 7-5 4-6 7-6(3)
Gianluca Naso (ITA) def. Laurynas Grigelis (LTU) 6-4 6-4
(4) Maxime Teixeira (FRA) def. (q)Jose Checa-Calvo (ESP) 7-6(4) 6-1

(6) Augustin Gensse (FRA) def. (q)Victor Crivoi (ROU) 7-6(4) 4-6 7-6(4)
Dominik Meffert (GER) def. Vincent Millot (FRA) 7-6(2) 6-4
Jonathan Dasnieres De Veigy (FRA) def. Nikola Ciric (SRB) 6-2 6-2
(2)Stephane Robert (FRA) def. Mathieu Rodrigues (FRA) 6-2 2-6 6-4

Second Round

(1) Daniel Gimeno-Traver (ESP) def. Peter Torebko (GER) 3-6 6-4 6-1
Gregoire Burquier (FRA) def. (WC)Laurent Rochette (FRA) 6-3 6-0
(3) Marc Gicquel (FRA) def. (q)Tomasz Bednarek (POL) 6-0 6-2
(WC)Josselin Ouanna (FRA) def. Yannick Mertens (BEL) 6-3 6-4

Peter Gojowczyk (GER) def. (WC)Olivier Patience (FRA) 4-1 RET
(4) Maxime Teixeira (FRA) def. Gianluca Naso (ITA) 6-4 6-1
(6) Augustin Gensse (FRA) def. Dominik Meffert (GER) 6-7(3) 7-5 6-1
Jonathan Dasnieres De Veigy (FRA) def. (2) Stephane Robert (FRA) 6-2 6-4

Quarter Finals

Gregoire Burquier (FRA) def. (1) Daniel Gimeno-Traver (ESP) 7-6(5) 6-4
(WC)Josselin Ouanna (FRA) def. (3) Marc Gicquel (FRA) 6-4 6-4
Peter Gojowczyk (GER) def. (4) Maxime Teixeira (FRA) 6-4 6-3
(6) Augustin Gensse (FRA) def. Jonathan Dasnieres De Veigy (FRA) 6-3 6-4

Semi Finals

Gregoire Burquier (FRA) def. (WC)Josselin Ouanna (FRA) 6-7(4) 6-4 3-2 RET
(6) Augustin Gensse (FRA) def. Peter Gojowczyk (GER) 5-7 6-1 6-4


Gregoire Burquier (FRA) def. (6) Augustin Gensse (FRA) 7-5 6-7(5) 7-6(3)

Sombrerero loco
03-14-2012, 11:38 PM
GL janowicz, teixeira

03-18-2012, 07:10 PM
GL matt reid!

03-30-2012, 07:49 PM
qualy draw?

03-30-2012, 09:06 PM
qualy draw?


Filo V.
04-02-2012, 12:46 PM
Dasnieres de Veigy def. Ciric 6-2 6-2

04-02-2012, 01:03 PM
good luck to tomasz bednarek :D i'd be so happy if he beat capkovic but it'll be hard... i think tomek is a smarter player, but a part timer

Filo V.
04-02-2012, 01:11 PM
Capkovic is the type of player a qualifier wants to play, with his ballbashing. I can see Bednarek winning for sure.

Filo V.
04-02-2012, 01:37 PM
Gensse def. Crivoi 7-6(4) 4-6 7-6(4)

Filo V.
04-02-2012, 03:54 PM
Rochette def. Duckworth 3-6 6-3 6-4

Not a surprise. Duckworth had 2 game points at 4 all in the third before getting broken. Rochette lost ten points on serve the final two sets.

04-02-2012, 04:33 PM
sad that Duckworth lost... he´s still gaining some experience but it´s going to be a crucial and tough year for him on challenger tour but it is still his 1st year amongst the higher level of players.... hopefully the South American tour will be more successful for him...

Dead Net Cord
04-02-2012, 08:20 PM
Robert def. Rodrigues 6/2 2/6 6/4

Robert won 5 games in a row from *1/2 to take the first set.
In the second set the match turned round. Rodrigues won 4 games i na row from *2/2.
Robert was down a break twice early in the decider but broke back immediately, and managed to be up *4/3. The 8th game seemed to be the crucial one. Robert saved 5 or so break points and won 22-point-game. Then Rodrigues won to love to stay in the match. However Robert served it out to 15.

04-02-2012, 08:54 PM
Any stream of St.Brieuc?

Filo V.
04-02-2012, 10:36 PM
There weren't any streams today which is weird, since there usually are of this event. Maybe tomorrow, hope so!

Robert-Rodrigues was very topsy-turvy throughout. Too bad Mathieu didn't win. Robert won't get by with a first serve percentage below 50% as it was most of this match, against better players.

Filo V.
04-02-2012, 10:37 PM
Main draw:

Filo V.
04-02-2012, 10:39 PM
Meffert def. Millot 7-6(2) 6-4

These clay courts are indoors and play quicker than normal, so this result is less surprising than it otherwise may be. The good serving players should see a lot of benefit here.

Deathless Mortal
04-03-2012, 09:45 AM
Still shouldn't be this fast.. Gojowczyk wins 2 points on return in a whole set against De Schepper (1 of them was De Schepper's DF) :spit:

Filo V.
04-03-2012, 10:04 AM
Gojo definitely isn't a clay courter, and his ballbashing ways really don't work well on return. But that is a pretty horrible number :lol:

He broke in the second set and got broken immediately. His serve is just a real liability for him.

Deathless Mortal
04-03-2012, 10:05 AM
I keep thinking for him that he has the game, but doesn't have the brain

Deathless Mortal
04-03-2012, 10:11 AM
And he doesn't mind proving it, two times up a break early in the 2nd set, both time immediately broken back :silly:

Gillouthe best
04-03-2012, 10:15 AM
Granollers little brother is leading on 2nd set vs Burquier, after losing a break lead on the first. Vamos Gerard!

Filo V.
04-03-2012, 10:16 AM
Broke again. Three breaks for Peter this set. Now can he hold this time?

Deathless Mortal
04-03-2012, 10:17 AM
It's ridiculous, really. One break per set should be enough against De Schepper, but obviously not with Gojowczyk's serve

Filo V.
04-03-2012, 10:17 AM
4/17 service points for De Schepper this set.

Probably, Gojo is on a hot streak with his return, but his serve obviously sucks even more than we thought if he can't hold vs a horrible returner in De Schepper.

EDIT: You said it all for me :lol:

Yes, his serve really isn't good.

Deathless Mortal
04-03-2012, 10:20 AM
I always thought his 1st serve actually is good, but he often had low 1st serve percentages, so I blamed that for him not being able to hold serve. Now against a returner like De Schepper he has >60% first serve, and still gets broken frequently. :confused:

Deathless Mortal
04-03-2012, 10:22 AM
He holds this time after saving 2 break points. 4-6 5-2*

Deathless Mortal
04-03-2012, 10:27 AM
Surprisingly holds serving for the set. Hopefully he continues returning as good as in this set, and serves a bit better :D

Filo V.
04-03-2012, 10:28 AM
I always thought his 1st serve actually is good, but he often had low 1st serve percentages, so I blamed that for him not being able to hold serve. Now against a returner like De Schepper he has >60% first serve, and still gets broken frequently. :confused:
I'd say his first serve is average. Not awful, but there is nothing particularly good about it, either. He can get decent pace but I don't think he places it overly well.

Then, of course, the second serve is both horrible and unreliable. At least he held back-to-back service games, and he actually closed out the set without facing a BP :p

04-03-2012, 10:29 AM
I think I've watched a stream from this tourney a year or 2 ago and these courts play much faster than your usual euro clay grindfests...expect indoor specialists to do very well here

Deathless Mortal
04-03-2012, 10:31 AM
A shame this isn't streamed this year :(

Filo V.
04-03-2012, 10:38 AM
Burquier def. Granollers-Pujol 6-4 6-4

Filo V.
04-03-2012, 10:40 AM
The courts do play fast, the bounce is low too. Indoor players should do well here. A guy like Gojowczyk will do well in terms of not having any outdoor conditions affecting his game.

Gillouthe best
04-03-2012, 10:45 AM
What a pity for Granollers! He was up a break on both sets.

Deathless Mortal
04-03-2012, 10:46 AM
Already 5 double faults by De Schepper in 2 service games of the 3rd set :eek:
Gojowczyk had a chance to go a double break up, but didn't convert. Wouldn't surprise me at all if he got broken now.

Filo V.
04-03-2012, 10:50 AM
Kenny's probably feeling the pressure and going for big second serves. Gojo will get broken sometime in the set, for sure. He needs another break most likely.

Filo V.
04-03-2012, 11:05 AM
Gojo serving 31% in the third set but it's been enough to hold. He's having chances in basically all of De Schepper's service games and not breaking. Let's see if Gojo can hold his serve and his nerve.

Deathless Mortal
04-03-2012, 11:08 AM
Probably will get broken serving for it :lol:

Deathless Mortal
04-03-2012, 11:12 AM
Luckily he doesn't get the chance to do it. Breaks for the match and wins 4-6 6-3 6-3 :yeah:

Filo V.
04-03-2012, 11:15 AM
Very impressive on return the final two sets from Gojo.

Chase Visa
04-03-2012, 11:31 AM
If what you're saying is true, why does this appear to be playing like grass?

Deathless Mortal
04-03-2012, 12:33 PM
Gimeno-Traver comes back from 0-5 down in the TB against Jouan, to take a 6-5 lead, and eventually win it 9-7 :yeah:

Filo V.
04-03-2012, 12:37 PM
That's what I've been wanting to see all year from Daniel :sobbing:

Showing the heart to come back from way behind. What's most important was he got the serve clicking at the end of the breaker.

Gillouthe best
04-03-2012, 12:41 PM
And now he saves 2 BP :eek:, DGT hasn't been clutch since Madrid 2011, what is happening?

Also, he seems to be serving well, 7 aces already.

Deathless Mortal
04-03-2012, 12:43 PM
Quickly falls to 0-2 down in the 2nd set now though

Filo V.
04-03-2012, 12:54 PM
He's still doing virtually nothing on return overall and he's won 61% of serve points, which isn't that great. As long as he can find a way to win. Matches like this are what he needs.

He defends 70 points next week. He's got to find a way to make a deep run at this event, at least a SF.

Filo V.
04-03-2012, 01:54 PM
EXTREMELY long game in which Jouan had several game points and Daniel had two break points before finally breaking! Daniel is really fighting. The game isn't there but the heart is.

4-*3 Jouan third set

Deathless Mortal
04-03-2012, 02:10 PM
Nice fight Daniel :yeah:

Filo V.
04-03-2012, 02:13 PM
Gimeno-Traver def. Jouan 7-6(7) 3-6 6-4

He did it. Awesome win from a very bad position for Daniel. He fought hard and it payed off for him. This is the type of win that can turn seasons around.

11 aces, those really came in handy for him today.

Deathless Mortal
04-03-2012, 02:45 PM
Torebko just lost a set to Renavand in 19 minutes :facepalm:

Filo V.
04-03-2012, 02:50 PM
Torebko is a lot like Gojo, the ballbashing either works or it doesn't. And the mind goes quickly if the game isn't there and he's not feeling it on a particular day.

Filo V.
04-03-2012, 03:02 PM
Naso def. Grigelis 6-4 6-4

Naso saved several break points at 4-3 in the first set, held, and then broke in a long game at 4 all. From there, barely lost points on serve. Good win for him.

Filo V.
04-03-2012, 03:39 PM
Teixeira def. Checa-Calvo 7-6(4) 6-1

Deathless Mortal
04-03-2012, 03:49 PM
Torebko from 1-6 4-4 to 1-6 6-4 6-0 :lol:

Filo V.
04-03-2012, 04:09 PM
Classic Peter.

Good win for him, though. His serve stats got a lot better from the second half of the second set onward.

04-03-2012, 04:55 PM
Bednarek 16 30*

Polish doubles-chall player can make here a nice score.

Keep it up Tomek!


04-03-2012, 06:37 PM
How the hell could shitty Bednarek with 13 df's and less points won beat Capkovic? LOL

Filo V.
04-03-2012, 07:02 PM
Bednarek def. Capkovic 1-6 6-3 7-5

13 DFs, 45% first serves, 42% second serves won, and still a match victory for the Pole. Bednarek got more control of his serve in the third set which is what made the difference. Capkovic broke when Bednarek was serving for the match but was re-broken immediately. Most likely, it was a horrible match. But good win regardless for the doubles specialist.

Ad Wim
04-03-2012, 07:16 PM
Wtf are you doing Gicquel? Pathetic form, just retire.

04-03-2012, 07:26 PM
Great call @Filo. You said Bednarek could win yesterday.

Filo V.
04-03-2012, 07:36 PM
Thanks Jonny..........Capkovic is just too crazy (mentally and gamewise) to ever feel comfortable believing he can beat anyone :lol:

I've seen Bednarek play doubles and he seems like a crafty veteran type. So I thought he could hang on enough to allow Capkovic to falter.

Dead Net Cord
04-03-2012, 07:37 PM
Gicquel def. Navarro 6/4 3/6 7/5

Navarro served for the match at 5/3 in the decider.

Filo V.
04-03-2012, 07:37 PM
Dismal result, but a win is a win for Marco. The fighting is still there, but the serve has to be better.

04-03-2012, 08:03 PM
first career challenger win for bednarek :bounce: (in singles ofc)

04-03-2012, 08:05 PM
Navarro served quite well by the stats it seems, which gave Marc a tougher match than expected.

Filo V.
04-04-2012, 12:36 PM
Dasnieres de Veigy def. Robert 6-2 6-4
Mertens def. Brezac 6-3 6-0

Filo V.
04-04-2012, 12:40 PM
This time last year, Robert was progressing to the top 100. Things change quick in tennis. He's been pretty much consistently poor since the fall of last season.

Deathless Mortal
04-04-2012, 03:15 PM
Nice choke by Greul (playing Ouanna), from 3-0 (40-0*) to 4-6 :silly:

Ad Wim
04-04-2012, 03:19 PM
Come on Greul, get your season going!

Filo V.
04-05-2012, 02:28 AM
Ouanna def. Greul 6-4 6-4
Patience def. Penaud 7-5 4-6 7-6(3)
Gensse def. Meffert 6-7(3) 7-5 6-1

Filo V.
04-05-2012, 02:29 AM
I expect nothing from Simon mentally or game-wise at this point, so his losses no longer affect me. I'm totally numb to him now. He losing the plot completely the way he did is no surprise, as it's consistent with his career pattern.

Hopefully we can see a Gicquel vs DGT semi, and the winner of that winning the event!

Deathless Mortal
04-05-2012, 11:33 AM
Gojo def. Patience 4-1 ret.
Not a nice way to win a match, but still he gets to the QF :yeah:

Filo V.
04-05-2012, 12:32 PM
Happy for Gojo, I guess yesterday's tough match was too much for Olivier. Disappointed for him.

Filo V.
04-05-2012, 12:33 PM
Burquier def. Rochette 6-3 6-0

Filo V.
04-05-2012, 12:34 PM
Come on, Daniel, lets gets this win. Another tough comeback victory would do wonders for him.

Filo V.
04-05-2012, 02:51 PM
Gimeno-Traver def. Torebko 3-6 6-4 6-1
Ouanna def. Mertens 6-3 6-4

Filo V.
04-05-2012, 02:52 PM
Daniel is really fighting this week. Great to see.

04-05-2012, 05:04 PM
Teixeira def. Naso 64 61

Dead Net Cord
04-05-2012, 05:54 PM
Gicquel crushed Bednarek 6/0 6/2

Filo V.
04-05-2012, 05:58 PM
Good for Marco to win convincingly, but the real test comes tomorrow.

Filo V.
04-05-2012, 06:02 PM
Quartefinal lineup:
Gimeno-Traver vs Burquier
Gicquel vs Ouanna
Gojowczyk vs Teixeira
Gensse vs Dasnieres de Veigy

Filo V.
04-05-2012, 06:03 PM
Hopefully, Marco and Daniel win. Gojo and Dasnieres winning would be good too, since I know Marco and Dani can beat either in a prospective final.

04-05-2012, 08:12 PM
marco likes playing here, but i've got a feeling ouanna can bother him

Filo V.
04-06-2012, 11:51 AM
Gensse def. Dasnieres de Veigy 6-3 6-4

Filo V.
04-06-2012, 11:56 AM
Gojo broke Teixeira 4/5 times in the first set. Impressive! Of course, he was broken three times himself. But he won the set.

Deathless Mortal
04-06-2012, 12:30 PM
Gojo in the SF :banana:

The Prince
04-06-2012, 12:32 PM
Gojowczyk wins, puts out a dangerous opponent, so I can only be happy despite not being able to see it. The serve stats aren't great but on return he looks great on stats alone.

Filo V.
04-06-2012, 02:45 PM
Gojowcyzk def. Teixeira 6-4 6-3

Maxime had two BPs the final game. Great win for Gojo over the defending champ. Teixeira only held three times.

Filo V.
04-07-2012, 03:56 AM
Burquier def. Gimeno-Traver 7-6(5) 6-4
Ouanna def. Gicquel 6-4 6-4

Filo V.
04-07-2012, 03:58 AM
Marco hit 12 aces but really struggled on his second serve, so that means Ouanna was probably winning the rallies and returning really aggressive. Disappointing, but not a surprising result.

Hope for a Ouanna vs Gojo final. I really only care about Gojo in the event. The other dudes are whatever.

Filo V.
04-07-2012, 03:59 AM
Grigelis/Junaid won the doubles title 1-6 6-2 10-6 over Robert/Rochette. Nice result, I like both, good to see them winning the title.

Chase Visa
04-07-2012, 07:44 AM
Ouanna seems back in form. Good to see.

Filo V.
04-07-2012, 05:28 PM
Burquier def. Ouanna 6-7(4) 6-4 3-2 ret.
Gensse def. Gojowczyk 5-7 6-1 6-4

04-07-2012, 05:51 PM
pity about ouanna
i hope gensse wins now (the most handsome :angel: :p )

Filo V.
04-07-2012, 10:47 PM
True, unfortunate about Ouanna. Injured again when making progression and he had a good chance at the title here.

I really don't care who wins.

Sombrerero loco
04-08-2012, 10:11 AM
i want burquier to win this :)

04-08-2012, 04:38 PM
Burquier def. Gensse 7/5 6/7(5) 7/6(3)

1st challenger title for Grégoire, it was his 2nd final after Segovia last year