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The Marcel Granollers 2013 Season Thread

The Prince
01-15-2013, 06:16 PM
For both singles and doubles. Discuss his progress here!

The Prince
01-15-2013, 06:19 PM
Into the second round of the Aussie Open in singles. Solid start to the season with a QF in Sydney.

Top thirty should be the aim for the first half of the season, and then consolidation.

Sonja1989
01-15-2013, 07:26 PM
Vamos!! :aparty:

The Prince
01-22-2013, 06:00 PM
Going well in doubles! :)

Naudio Spanlatine
01-24-2013, 12:27 AM
Its in spanish. But they are almost gonna become #1. Im so excited for these two. :worship:

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cobalt60
01-24-2013, 09:21 PM
Thanks for that Dee:yeah:
I had a feeling that they would lose the SF's as their QF match was not as good as some of the earlier rounds. And I thought Marcel was the weak link yesterday. And here I said Marc's serve was the weak link during the end of year championships but as long as his first serve goes in they do well. Would have loved to see them against the BBros in the final. Oh well.

cobalt60
01-26-2013, 09:07 PM
Next up Davis Cup-Spain versus Canada in Vancouver

iramlatif
01-29-2013, 03:40 AM
Hope January of 2013 went well for all of you. I can't believe it's nearly over. Time flies so fast!
I'm really nervous about this upcoming weekend. Marcel and Marc better play out of their skin! Their success is key always.

Sonja1989
02-09-2013, 09:15 AM
Lost easily to Dancevic, withdrew from his second match at DC. I don't know anything, hopefully nothing serious. Though they played a long doubles match.

Still on Rotterdam's list.

Vamos!! :cheerleader: MD draw tonight, at 8 pm (CET).

cobalt60
02-09-2013, 05:47 PM
Twitter stated he was practicing again for Rotterdam:yeah: I do not see that he and Marc are in doubles from MTF's entry list but have not checked the tournament's website

emotion
02-09-2013, 05:48 PM
He's been seriously poor this year, needs to pick it up

cobalt60
02-09-2013, 06:05 PM
He's been seriously poor this year, needs to pick it up

Agree. Serve off, tactics not great. Don't know what if anything is up or if this is the real level. He wasn't playing great in singles by the end of last year either so maybe loss of confidence.

Sonja1989
02-09-2013, 07:16 PM
Well he started similar the last year, though he was injured too I remember.


In Rotterdam, he plays against a qualifier in next round. Simon might be on the second if he wins one match at least.


He and Marc Lopez are first seed on doubles. :)

Sonja1989
02-09-2013, 07:23 PM
Singles draw (http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2013/407/mds.pdf)

Doubles draw (http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2013/407/mdd.pdf)

cobalt60
02-09-2013, 07:26 PM
Well he started similar the last year, though he was injured too I remember.


In Rotterdam, he plays against a qualifier in next round. Simon might be on the second if he wins one match at least.


He and Marc Lopez are first seed on doubles. :)

Singles draw (http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2013/407/mds.pdf)

Doubles draw (http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2013/407/mdd.pdf)

Merci for posting this!

The Prince
02-09-2013, 11:19 PM
I thought he played really well in Sydney. :shrug:

emotion
02-10-2013, 07:46 PM
Draws don't get much kinder than this

Sonja1989
02-11-2013, 08:51 AM
So Marcel got Viola on first round.

They play today, second match on the court 1.

Shame that I have to go to work at 1 pm :bigcry: That court isn't streamed but still..

Sonja1989
02-11-2013, 10:33 PM
Lost :bigcry:

The Prince
02-11-2013, 10:35 PM
Well, hopefully they win the doubles title.

He needs to pick up form in singles somehow. I think the courts in Indian Wells and Miami suit his game perfectly, so if he can get a few singles matches under his belt before then, I'll be happy.

Sonja1989
02-13-2013, 09:12 PM
That would be good indeed. They are in quarterfinal now. :)

cobalt60
02-13-2013, 10:38 PM
:woohoo:

Sonja1989
02-16-2013, 06:26 PM
Marseille's draw is very ugly, Marcel got Monfils on the first round.
Looks like no doubles at this time.


And they lost Rotterdam semifinal against Lindstedt/Zimonjic. :sad:

cobalt60
02-16-2013, 06:59 PM
Lindstedt is his nemesis in Rotterdam-they lost last year too to him and his then partner Tecau.
I wonder if because he is still playing singles, he opts not to play as much doubles :scratch:

VamosRafaNadal
02-16-2013, 07:00 PM
Bad luck, Gael will be a strong enemy for sure and Marcel is not at his best. The best for him :D

Sonja1989
02-16-2013, 07:08 PM
Lindstedt is his nemesis in Rotterdam-they lost last year too to him and his then partner Tecau.
I wonder if because he is still playing singles, he opts not to play as much doubles :scratch:

Hopefully not health problems. I don't remember last time happened that Marcel played singles and not doubles, can't remember. Really..

Bad luck, Gael will be a strong enemy for sure and Marcel is not at his best. The best for him :D

Very hard to beat even a 'bad' Monfils on France (Gael is far away from his best too), that's my biggest problem. The French crowd.

The Prince
02-17-2013, 11:22 AM
Good luck in France!

cobalt60
02-17-2013, 02:42 PM
Hope he does well here. :D Although ................

Sonja1989
02-17-2013, 02:48 PM
Well Monfils is far away from his best, we'll see.

Vamos!! :cheerleader:


OOP is out, they won't play tomorrow.

cobalt60
02-17-2013, 03:30 PM
Well Monfils is far away from his best, we'll see.

Vamos!! :cheerleader:


OOP is out, they won't play tomorrow.

True:yeah: What I have been able to see this year when he plays singles is that his serve seems a bit off to me; he is very tentative to come to the net( almost as if he is second guessing so just a tad off) and on big points maybe gets nervous. He needs to find his groove which he does as tournies go on and he plays more. And of course most of all- confidence which is lacking. I wonder if the Davis Cup loss is an issue in his singles :scratch:

Sonja1989
02-17-2013, 03:35 PM
True:yeah: What I have been able to see this year when he plays singles is that his serve seems a bit off to me; he is very tentative to come to the net( almost as if he is second guessing so just a tad off) and on big points maybe gets nervous. He needs to find his groove which he does as tournies go on and he plays more. And of course most of all- confidence which is lacking. I wonder if the Davis Cup loss is an issue in his singles :scratch:

I don't get what the hell happened on that DC match. He is losing to Dancevic on Canada.. not too cool but it's okay, can happen at times and Dancevic is great at his best.
But won 5 games only.. :scratch:

It's over, it happened few weeks ago. Hopefully Marcel get his best very soon.
Hopefully Marseille's court is pretty slow. :angel:

He needs to start the match good then anything can happen I say.

The Prince
02-19-2013, 09:02 PM
He won?! :hearts:

pozzanghera
02-19-2013, 09:38 PM
He won! And, more importantly he looked perky and together, and not dejected and defeated as he has been, so hurrah for that.

Also, earlier today this happened on Twitter

http://i.imgur.com/6WN36pX.png

Does anyone know anything about this/heard this before? I've never seen any reference to it, and...judging by his parents' names I'm not sure it holds much water, but this person seems pretty convinced!

cobalt60
02-19-2013, 10:42 PM
I would be very surprised at all with the above heritage. I think he was just trying to speak the lingo of foreign soil:p But I am glad he won and that he had a positive attitude!

Sonja1989
02-20-2013, 02:18 AM
Marcel :woohoo: :woohoo:

So happy for this win. :D
I had a good feeling. :p

Looks like his next opponent is....... Muller. Vamos! :)

cobalt60
02-20-2013, 08:57 PM
Did well until those tiebreaks. Too bad.

The Prince
02-25-2013, 11:23 PM
Montañes in Dubai. Quick court against a slow-court specialist. Should really be winning and booking a date with Federer.

Sonja1989
02-26-2013, 11:21 AM
I don't even know what does Montanes do in Dubai. He knows. :p

They are playing at the moment :cheerleader:
Marcel is serving for the first set, 5-3. :D Vamos!!

Sonja1989
02-26-2013, 11:50 AM
6-3, 6-1 against Montanes, well done!! :)

Federer next :awww:

cobalt60
02-26-2013, 09:55 PM
6-3, 6-1 against Montanes, well done!! :)

Federer next :awww:

Well he will still have doubles :rocker2:

The Prince
03-07-2013, 09:56 PM
Lost the first set 6-4 to Naobandian in Indian Wells. Hopefully he can mount a comeback!

Sonja1989
03-07-2013, 10:47 PM
And lost..

Bad draw :sad: Marcel :hug:

cobalt60
03-08-2013, 12:32 AM
Hope he proves the naysayers wrong and he and Marc go far in this tounament.

iramlatif
03-08-2013, 12:35 AM
Hope he proves the naysayers wrong and he and Marc go far in this tounament.

Hi Sue, are those Dorthy's shoes in ur profile pic? Anyway, I hope you're right. He's too good and talented of a player to go out first round. :) Hope u r well!

cobalt60
03-08-2013, 12:39 AM
Hi Sue, are those Dorthy's shoes in ur profile pic? Anyway, I hope you're right. He's too good and talented of a player to go out first round. :) Hope u r well!

Thank you I am well. Hope you are too! Can't wait until there are livestreams. Those are the wicked witch of the east's shoes :p Actually there are a door stop :inlove: If you have ever seen the Wiz of Oz at the beginning those are the shoes/legs left after Dorothy's house falls on her. So Dorothy gets the shoes:p The manager where I work and I both love all things wiz of oz.

Sonja1989
03-08-2013, 07:04 AM
They play against Almagro/Petzschner on first round, it should be easy IMO. Then either of Haase/Simon or Peya/Soares and Melzer/Paes might be on quarterfinal. Well we'll see, vamos! :rocker2:

cobalt60
03-08-2013, 11:09 PM
Hope they do well here :yeah:

cobalt60
03-10-2013, 03:45 AM
Hate watching a scoreboard :o 6-2 6-2 :yeah:

Sonja1989
03-10-2013, 10:08 AM
Nice result :D

cobalt60
03-13-2013, 09:20 PM
:( Not so nice result in doubles.

cobalt60
03-23-2013, 10:39 PM
Lost to Melzer in the second round but won in doubles.

The Prince
03-23-2013, 10:42 PM
I guess the only thing that makes this poor start to the season a little easier to stomach is the fact that his first few months of 2012 were just as disastrous, so he isn't likely to drop down the rankings too much. :)

The Prince
03-23-2013, 10:43 PM
Obviously I'm talking singles there. ;)

cobalt60
07-17-2013, 09:56 PM
Nice to see him back up his wins!

cobalt60
08-01-2013, 10:42 PM
And finally Madames and Monsieurs a SF!

cobalt60
08-03-2013, 02:16 PM
And a win! Bizarre match though.

Sonja1989
08-03-2013, 03:22 PM
:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

Congrats Marcel! :worship:

cobalt60
08-03-2013, 03:23 PM
:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

Congrats Marcel! :worship:

Was wondering where you were! Happy for you and him;)

Sonja1989
08-03-2013, 03:25 PM
:hug:
I'm a little bit busy recently. But I still follow his matches, though I post more often on a thread in chat section. :angel:

Sonja1989
08-03-2013, 03:26 PM
Oh and at times I follow his matches at work, I'm very happy with him after he wins a match but I can't post it. (And I had afternoon shift on whole week)