CH Prostejov R1: WR #1166 [Q] Semjan def. [1 WC] Verdasco 6-4 6-7(5) 6-4 [Archive] - MensTennisForums.com

CH Prostejov R1: WR #1166 [Q] Semjan def. [1 WC] Verdasco 6-4 6-7(5) 6-4

Filo V.
06-05-2012, 07:06 PM
Yes :worship:

Brutal, brutal match. Semjan saved several BPs in a long deuce game at 4 all in the third set. Nando hit a forehand that set up an easy winning shot down MP in the final game but the forehand was called out incorrectly. Nando had to replay the point and double faulted to lose.

Smoke944
06-05-2012, 07:07 PM
:lol:

Chris Kuerten
06-05-2012, 07:08 PM
Guys ranked outside the top 1000 can be pretty tricky these days, I don't blame him.

Appearance fee well spend.

JurajCrane
06-05-2012, 07:08 PM
Nando playing utter crap, he wasn´t even sliding. It was only preparation for grass for money but what a win for Marek Semjan :) Congrats

Game.Petzschner
06-05-2012, 07:09 PM
dasjdasjadshadsjadsjdsddfsfdk

Absolute Anthropoid
06-05-2012, 07:09 PM
:superlol:

Smoke944
06-05-2012, 07:09 PM
DF on MP btw right? :lol:

RIboy
06-05-2012, 07:09 PM
iR6oYX1D-0w

emotion
06-05-2012, 07:10 PM
lol. knew verdasco had too big an ego to play a challenger , just wanted money

henke007
06-05-2012, 07:10 PM
Fiasco got shown real tennis, No?

willoughby
06-05-2012, 07:10 PM
Semjan lost a close match here last year against Youzhny and got into a big slump afterwards, could barely win matches at Future level. Totally deserved win for him today :D

Verdasco :haha:

kiriri***
06-05-2012, 07:10 PM
:haha::haha::haha:

match point was Verdasco's DF


:haha:

STUHL
06-05-2012, 07:10 PM
:spit:

Hewitt =Legend
06-05-2012, 07:14 PM
Like Verdasco needs the money anyway...

Pirata.
06-05-2012, 07:15 PM
Good for the game when deserving challenger players beat top 30 players who have no business taking wild cards into these events.

And I say this as a Verdasco fan.

Filo V.
06-05-2012, 07:16 PM
DF on MP btw right? :lol:

Yup, he doubled down MP :lol: But at that point he was completely mentally gone, especially after the missed linecall.

Keyser Soze
06-05-2012, 07:19 PM
Verdasco def. Nadal
Semjan def. Verdasco
Tomas Toman def. Semjan

---> Tomas Toman true clay king :worship:
http://profile.ak.fbcdn.net/hprofile-ak-ash2/27442_1218021614_9500_n.jpg

*Jean*
06-05-2012, 07:32 PM
Nando :spit:

madmax
06-05-2012, 07:36 PM
reminds me of Mugdasco's buddy Flopez tanking his match to Clement in some french challenger last year....disgusting

Rumour
06-05-2012, 07:44 PM
Now this result is more like the Verdasco MTF has come to know and ridicule love :lol:

Orange Wombat
06-05-2012, 08:22 PM
Lol WTF? :haha::smash::rolls::shrug:

Javi
06-05-2012, 08:23 PM
:rolls: :haha: :haha: :rolls:
Best result ever

SimaoPancao
06-05-2012, 08:35 PM
hahahaha. At least his wallet leaves Czech Republic with something...

StoGas
06-05-2012, 08:42 PM
It's disgusting how Verdasco played... He needs points to make the olympics and he loses to this futures player? :shrug:

Looner
06-05-2012, 08:43 PM
Does this mean that by MTF logic, this #1166 guy is >Nadal?

RIboy
06-05-2012, 08:49 PM
Fernando Verdasco ‏@FeVerdasco7
Thanks to everyone for all the support! Is hard to see people saying bad things about me but the ones that are supporting me makes me happy

and then 1214124 "supporting" retweets :lol:

SheepleBuster
06-05-2012, 08:53 PM
Is this Fernando Verdasco or his littler sister Francis?

tennishero
06-05-2012, 08:54 PM
lol the odds of this mustve been huuuuuuge...

latso
06-05-2012, 08:54 PM
Marek Semjan is a top 150 worth talnted young player

Nr 1 Fan
06-05-2012, 09:20 PM
You actually chose to watch this match while QF RG were on, Filo V? I can also enjoy Challengers, Don't get me wrong but I would think every reasonable tennis fan would prefer GS competition, no?

bavaria100
06-05-2012, 09:38 PM
Shameful :o

uxyzapenje
06-05-2012, 09:43 PM
He saw that his no4 Spanish spot for the olympics is asured, so he tanked. Could have made some big money beting on this, but who would even think that he can lose to world #1166 :facepalm:

coluta
06-05-2012, 10:35 PM
Fernando Verdasco ‏@FeVerdasco7
Thanks to everyone for all the support! Is hard to see people saying bad things about me but the ones that are supporting me makes me happy

and then 1214124 "supporting" retweets :lol:

Yeah, he retwitted every single butt kissing one :bigclap::bigclap:

CooCooCachoo
06-05-2012, 10:48 PM
Marek Semjan is a top 150 worth talnted young player

Pretty optimistic. I'd say Top 250.

Edit: And he's not particularly young either.

CooCooCachoo
06-05-2012, 10:49 PM
:spit: at Verdasco retweeting :rolls:

Filo V.
06-05-2012, 10:49 PM
You actually chose to watch this match while QF RG were on, Filo V? I can also enjoy Challengers, Don't get me wrong but I would think every reasonable tennis fan would prefer GS competition, no?
I was watching this match and Nole-Tsonga at the same time.

I prefer challengers over most GS matches.

TigerTim
06-05-2012, 10:55 PM
WTA fans were earlier yesterday in the match commentary thread saying S. Williams could beat a top75 player. I laughed, but Verdasco? Perhaps a exo is in order - it could be tight.

Arkulari
06-05-2012, 11:01 PM
If I didn't know better I'd say Nando fixed this :o

Sombrerero loco
06-05-2012, 11:07 PM
tanked so much :facepalm:

KarlyM
06-05-2012, 11:23 PM
http://www.emotihost.com/computer1/18.gif

Geo
06-05-2012, 11:41 PM
:haha: pathetic and humiliating for Verdasco :rolls:

philosophicalarf
06-05-2012, 11:59 PM
Poor scoreline for Semjan. Should contemplate retiring after dropping a set to such a mug.

asmazif
06-06-2012, 12:03 AM
#1166 - brilliant.

FlameOn
06-06-2012, 12:11 AM
You useless son of a bitch :rolleyes:.

dencod16
06-06-2012, 03:27 AM
I think he played for the olympics as Marcel was still in the draw of the French.

dencod16
06-06-2012, 03:32 AM
Good for the game when deserving challenger players beat top 30 players who have no business taking wild cards into these events.

And I say this as a Verdasco fan.

I think the only way for top 30 to get to challengers is through wildcards. They cannot get in directly through the entry list.

BodyServe
06-06-2012, 03:52 AM
There should be a rule about the ranking, something like if you are 15th and lose to the 1166th you drop 1000 points so we could get rid of sore loser like Verdasco.

BroTree123
06-06-2012, 03:57 AM
NID. Took the appearance fee and got the fuck out of there.

Jimnik
06-06-2012, 04:35 AM
So harsh on Fiasco. I'm sure Semjan is a future top 1000.

Kat_YYZ
06-06-2012, 04:36 AM
I think he played for the olympics as Marcel was still in the draw of the French.
okay, so he took the spot while he still thought Marcel would pass him?? When would that have been? R2 or R3?? :scratch: It seems Verdasco is comfortably ahead of Granollers... he couldn't have seriously believed Marcel would get past Ferrer. :stupid:

NID. Took the appearance fee and got the fuck out of there.
do Challengers really have appearance fees? :confused:

Smoke944
06-06-2012, 04:37 AM
okay, so he took the spot while he still thought Marcel would pass him?? When would that have been? R2 or R3?? :scratch: It seems Verdasco is comfortably ahead of Granollers... he couldn't have seriously believed Marcel would get past Ferrer. :stupid:


do Challengers really have appearance fees? :confused:

In cases like this, yeah

Jimnik
06-06-2012, 04:39 AM
do Challengers really have appearance fees? :confused:
If Abu Dhabi had a Challenger they'd get a stronger field than Memphis.

Dmitry Verdasco
06-06-2012, 04:45 AM
What odds was Semjan at? Anyone know?

leng jai
06-06-2012, 05:16 AM
What a confidence sapper for Rafito. Mugro has a great chance now.

Chris Kuerten
06-06-2012, 07:12 AM
WTA fans were earlier yesterday in the match commentary thread saying S. Williams could beat a top75 player. I laughed, but Verdasco? Perhaps a exo is in order - it could be tight.Which users were saying that? I'm interested in putting them on my ignore list.

Chirag
06-06-2012, 07:13 AM
appereance money was all that he needed anyway :shrug:

n8
06-06-2012, 08:03 AM
Challenger level players can play ATP players and Futures level players can play Challenger level players. I guess this is what happens when a Futures level player plays an ATP player. To be fair Semjan has been ranked in the top 250, but he has been very poor for a long time (7-29 in his last 36 matches at all levels).

Arkulari
06-06-2012, 08:40 AM
Robredo comes back after a 7 month injury and wins his first round at the Caltanissetta CH 6-1 7-5 over Dusan Lajovic.

Verdasco defeats Nadal in Madrid M-1000 and loses to Semjan in a Challenger less than one month later.

:worship:

Nathaliia
06-06-2012, 11:02 AM
Robredo comes back after a 7 month injury and wins his first round at the Caltanissetta CH 6-1 7-5 over Dusan Lajovic.

Verdasco defeats Nadal in Madrid M-1000 and loses to Semjan in a Challenger less than one month later.

:worship:
it proves verdasco is multi-dimensional :D

seeing this match has so much discussion here let me spam a report from Tulipe who was at the stands:

http://www.tennisalternative.com/prostejov-challenger-2012-tuesday-report-rn1371.html

Allez
06-06-2012, 11:10 AM
I thought this thread was a joke. Why Nando why :shrug: Top players should not be allowed to play challengers :facepalm:

dencod16
06-06-2012, 11:11 AM
okay, so he took the spot while he still thought Marcel would pass him?? When would that have been? R2 or R3?? :scratch: It seems Verdasco is comfortably ahead of Granollers... he couldn't have seriously believed Marcel would get past Ferrer. :stupid:


do Challengers really have appearance fees? :confused:

He was being conscious, anything could have happened. Usual top players get appearance fees or gets paid to play in low events.

Hian-GOAT
06-06-2012, 01:06 PM
http://i1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb434/JoeDiamond7/haters-owl.gif

born_on_clay
06-06-2012, 01:30 PM
Verdasco is a joke

UsD.AnDreS
06-06-2012, 05:38 PM
There should be a rule about the ranking, something like if you are 15th and lose to the 1166th you drop 1000 points so we could get rid of sore loser like Verdasco.

I think it should be like this - if the winner is ranked lower than the loser then they just swith up their rankings.
It would be some fun tennis.

BroTree123
06-06-2012, 05:59 PM
do Challengers really have appearance fees? :confused:

It would explain the strong draw :lol:

Anyways, no way in hell Nando would lose to this kind of player on a normal, day-to-day basis.

philosophicalarf
06-06-2012, 06:02 PM
What odds was Semjan at? Anyone know?

15ish.

Would be more but no decent books do challengers. On betfair you might have got 22s

Hian-GOAT
06-06-2012, 06:05 PM
Verdasco is a joke

At least he can make winners :)

coluta
06-06-2012, 06:38 PM
seeing this match has so much discussion here let me spam a report from Tulipe who was at the stands:

http://www.tennisalternative.com/prostejov-challenger-2012-tuesday-report-rn1371.html

The hero of the match thus wasn‘t any of the players, but a little ballboy who got hit by Verdasco‘s first serve - which had the speed 178 km/h – right in the face. He had a mark there that was visible from three meters away, but even though he cried a little bit, he returned to his place and refused to leave the court, like a real man. Kudos to him!


So Nando did accomplish something:)))