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$50,000, Helsinki, Finland

RaVeR
11-11-2002, 05:51 PM
---1st Round---

(1)(WC)Jarkko Nieminen(FIN) def. Arvind Parmar(GBR) 7-5,3-6,6-1
(WC)Kim Tiilikainen(FIN) def. (Q)Marcello Craca(GER) 6-4,6-2
Stefano Pescosolido(ITA) def. (WC)Andrei Cherkasov(RUS) 6-3,7-6
Yuri Schukin(RUS) def. (5)Ivo Heuberger(SUI) 6-2,6-1

(4)Mario Ancic(CRO) def. Alexander Peya(AUT) 6-4,6-1:D
Andreas Vinciguerra(SWE) def. Tuomas Ketola(FIN) 6-2,6-4
Tomas Zib(CZE) def. Jakub Herm-Zahlava(GER) 7-5,6-4
(Q)Robin Vik(CZE) def. (LL)Boris Pashanski(Yug) 6-3,6-2

Michael Tabara(CZE) def. (7)Karol Beck(SVK) 6-4,5-2 ret.
George Bastl(SUI) def. Jan Hajek(CZE) 6-2,6-2
Ivo Karlovic(CRO) def. Jan Hernych(CZE) 6-3,6-7,6-3:D
(3)Marc Rosset(SUI) def. (Q)Martin Rammal(FIN) 6-3,6-1

(LL)Lars Uebel(GER) def. (WC)Vladimir Melnikov(RUS) 6-3,6-1
Bjorn Phau(GER) vs. Cristiano Caratti(ITA)
Lovro Zovko(CRO) def. Jiri Vanek(CZE) 7-5,6-1:D
(2)Dick Norman(BEL) vs. Radoslav Lukaev(BUL) 6-4,3-6,7-5

Wojtek
11-11-2002, 08:06 PM
First Round
(1)Ashley Fisher/Stephen Huss (AUS) vs Jan Hajek/Robin Vik (CZE)
Mario Ancic/Lovro Zovko (CRO) vs Ivo Karlovic/Steven Randjelovic (CRO/AUS)
(4)Tuomas Ketola/Jarkko Nieminen (FIN) vs Michal Tabara/Tomas Zib (CZE)
Cristiano Caratti/Yuri Schukin (ITA/RUS) vs (WC)Niklas Bucht/Juho Paukku (FIN)
Karol Beck/Andreas Vinciguerra (CZE/SWE) vs Jakub Herm-Zahlava/Jan Hernych (GER/CZE)
(3)Yves Allegro/Karsten Braasch (SUI/GER) vs (WC)Andrei Cherkasov/Pavel Ivanov (RUS)
Alexander Peya/Bjorn Phau (AUT/GER) vs (WC)Janne Ojala/Kim Tiilikainen (FIN)
(2)Aleksandar Kitinov/Jim Thomas (MKD/USA) vs Jonathan Erlich/Stefano Pescosolido (ISR/ITA)

TennisHack
11-11-2002, 09:05 PM
I was just wondering if anyone knew why Jarkko was playing here? I know that the last one he won last year and promised he'd return to defend his title. Similar situation? Playing for the home crowd (since he's also playing doubles with Tuomas Ketola)?

Thanks!

Pea
11-11-2002, 10:40 PM
Good luck to Jarkko, Ivo, Yuri, Andreas, George, Marc, Bjorn, and Dick!!!!

lin
11-12-2002, 12:14 AM
Good luck Jarkko and Mario :)

Scotso
11-12-2002, 10:52 AM
GO KAROL! :D

RaVeR
11-12-2002, 05:26 PM
WD Mario Ancic:)
Congrats to Ivo Karlovic & Lovro Zovko;)

Good luck in 2nd Round!

Nina
11-12-2002, 08:35 PM
VOVA :fiery: he must have done better

He was supposed to play doubles with Elgin, are they in the draw?

korben
11-12-2002, 10:43 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
I was just wondering if anyone knew why Jarkko was playing here? I know that the last one he won last year and promised he'd return to defend his title. Similar situation? Playing for the home crowd (since he's also playing doubles with Tuomas Ketola)?

Thanks!

Nope. Not same situation. He did play in this last year too. Lost in the 1st round then. And went to Stockholm qualifications instead...

Last tournament of the year and in front of homecrowd. Who wouldnīt like to finish season in similar situation ?

He had complete off from tennis. Was in Lapland skiing for whole last week. Didnīt had racket with him. Said that he couldnīt remember when was last time that he hadnīt touch racket for a week.

Lost in the doubles to Tabara-Zib 3-6 6-3 6-4 so can now concentrate on beating Parmar to whome he lost ,in his words worst match that he has played this season, in June.

Useless homepage of the tournament is at http://www.tennishedman.fi/ipp/

I donīt know when they update it. Clearly not very often. As they donī t have todays (Wednesdays it is 1am in here) order of play in there yet :fiery: And it is only in finnish.

lin
11-12-2002, 11:57 PM
Mario :D

Wojtek
11-13-2002, 07:55 AM
First Round
(1)Ashley Fisher/Stephen Huss (AUS) d. Jan Hajek/Robin Vik (CZE) 6-1 4-6 6-4
Mario Ancic/Lovro Zovko (CRO) d. Ivo Karlovic/Steven Randjelovic (CRO/AUS) 6-4 3-6 6-3
Michal Tabara/Tomas Zib (CZE) d. (4)Tuomas Ketola/Jarkko Nieminen (FIN) 3-6 6-3 6-4
Cristiano Caratti/Yuri Schukin (ITA/RUS) d. (WC)Niklas Bucht/Juho Paukku (FIN) 6-2 6-1
Karol Beck/Andreas Vinciguerra (CZE/SWE) d. Jakub Herm-Zahlava/Jan Hernych (GER/CZE) 6-2 6-1
(3)Yves Allegro/Karsten Braasch (SUI/GER) vs (WC)Andrei Cherkasov/Pavel Ivanov (RUS)
Alexander Peya/Bjorn Phau (AUT/GER) d. (WC)Janne Ojala/Kim Tiilikainen (FIN) 6-3 6-0
(2)Aleksandar Kitinov/Jim Thomas (MKD/USA) vs Jonathan Erlich/Stefano Pescosolido (ISR/ITA)

polishprodigy
11-13-2002, 02:40 PM
Aleksander Kitinov, if you do not win here in doubles, I suggest you retire!

Beat
11-13-2002, 03:26 PM
Originally posted by Bl@de
[B]George Bastl(SUI) def. Jan Hajek(CZE) 6-2,6-2

nice one, george! :D

korben
11-13-2002, 03:50 PM
Some sort of result service for Nieminens and Ketolas matches
http://www.yle.fi/cgi-bin/tekstitv/ttv.cgi/203/

korben
11-13-2002, 05:32 PM
Jarkko won 7-5 3-6 6-1 :)
Yet another three setter.

Scotso
11-13-2002, 07:09 PM
Karol :sad:

RaVeR
11-13-2002, 07:48 PM
---2nd Round---

(1)(WC)Jarkko Nieminen(FIN) def. (WC)Kim Tiilikainen(FIN) 6-1,6-1
Stefano Pescosolido(ITA) def. Yuri Schukin(RUS) 6-2,6-3
Andreas Vinciguerra(SWE) def. (4)Mario Ancic(CRO) 7-6,7-6:(
Tomas Zib(CZE) def. (Q)Robin Vik(CZE) 6-4,6-3

Michael Tabara(CZE) def. George Bastl(SUI) 6-4,6-2
(3)Marc Rosset(SUI) def. Ivo Karlovic(CRO) 6-4,6-7,6-4:sad: :(
Bjorn Phau(GER) def. (LL)Lars Uebel(GER) 6-4,6-7,6-2
Lovro Zovko(CRO) def. (2)Dick Norman(BEL) 6-3,6-4:D

TennisHack
11-13-2002, 09:37 PM
Originally posted by korben
Nope. Not same situation. He did play in this last year too. Lost in the 1st round then. And went to Stockholm qualifications instead...

Last tournament of the year and in front of homecrowd. Who wouldnīt like to finish season in similar situation ?

He had complete off from tennis. Was in Lapland skiing for whole last week. Didnīt had racket with him. Said that he couldnīt remember when was last time that he hadnīt touch racket for a week.

Lost in the doubles to Tabara-Zib 3-6 6-3 6-4 so can now concentrate on beating Parmar to whome he lost ,in his words worst match that he has played this season, in June.


Thanks, korben! :) I figured it had something to do with wanting to play in front of the home crowd. He's quite nice to do that :)

Seems to have dusted himself off quite well for having a week's vacation before playing again ;) even if it was 3 sets. Avenging losses can feel so great.

Also, thanks for the link, though I don't understand a word of Finnish :( Guess it's not too hard to follow scores, though!

korben
11-13-2002, 11:27 PM
No problem, TennisHack.

Jarkkos match was televised in an hour roundup. Twisted his ankle in the first set when leading 5-3 40-0 on Parmar serve.
Lost that point and next four. Had it tightly packed in the exchange break. It did look to limit his movement a bit in next two-three games. But was moving normally in second and third.
Should be ok today. Had it on ice in press conference.

Looked bit rusty in first and second. Did had more winners than ufes. In third played at own level and that was more than enough.

Donīt know for sure how much the Tali tenniscenter capazity is. But it looked to be sold out. Maybe about 1000 noisy fans. That should lift doupts of this tournaments future.

TennisHack
11-14-2002, 12:03 AM
Oh no! :( I hope he's okay. That's definitely not the way to end the year, twisting an ankle :(

He looked rusty, yet still had more winners than unforced errors? Oh, how could you not like that? :) And a sold-out crowd to cheer him on!! I like the Finnish fans, they have spunk ;)

lin
11-14-2002, 01:38 AM
Jarkko :) hope he is ok to play...

RaVeR
11-14-2002, 05:46 PM
Karlovic:(
Zovko:)

Good luck Mario!!!

RaVeR
11-14-2002, 08:25 PM
Mario:sad: :sad: :mad: :mad: :fiery: :fiery: :( :(

croat123
11-14-2002, 10:01 PM
Mario :fiery:
he lacks experience

Ivo :sad:
so close

Lovro :bounce:
good win!

TennisHack
11-15-2002, 12:10 AM
Mario! :eek: So close :(

Jarkko :D Looks like the ankle's not bothering him so much ;)

lin
11-15-2002, 08:02 AM
Mario :sad:

go Jarkko :)

RaVeR
11-15-2002, 04:44 PM
---Quarterfinals---

(1)(WC)Jarkko Nieminen(FIN) def. Stefano Pescosolido(ITA) 6-3,7-6
Andreas Vinciguerra(SWE) def. Tomas Zib(CZE) 6-2,6-4

(3)Marc Rosset(SUI) def. Michael Tabara(CZE) 7-5,4-6,6-3
Lovro Zovko(CRO) def. Bjorn Phau(GER) 4-6,6-3,6-1:D

TennisHack
11-15-2002, 08:51 PM
Keep up the good work, Jarkko :) Make your home crowd proud!!

Scotso
11-15-2002, 09:08 PM
go Jarkko :D

croat123
11-15-2002, 10:03 PM
ZOVKO!!

btw, Mario and Zovko are in the doubles semis! They beat the number 1 seeds 6-4 6-4! :D

lin
11-16-2002, 02:29 AM
Jarkko !! :D

RaVeR
11-16-2002, 05:57 PM
---Semifinals---

Jarkko Nieminen(FIN) def. Andreas Vinciguerra(SWE) W.O
Lovro Zovko(CRO) def. Marc Rosset(SUI) 6-1,4-1 ret.

Good luck Lovro in FINAL!!!

RaVeR
11-16-2002, 05:59 PM
---DOUBLES FINAL---

Ancic/Zovko(CRO) vs. Kitinov(MKD)/Thomas(USA)

Good luck Ancic/Zovko!

lin
11-17-2002, 02:39 AM
Go Jarkko !! take the title !!!

Scotso
11-17-2002, 04:03 AM
go Jarkko! :D

RaVeR
11-17-2002, 11:39 AM
Lovro Zovko(CRO) vs. Jarkko Nieminen(FIN) 3*:4

Hold serve now,Lovro!

RaVeR
11-17-2002, 11:47 AM
Lovro Zovko(CRO) vs. Jarkko Nieminen(FIN) 5*:6

Hold serve now,Lovro!

RaVeR
11-17-2002, 11:51 AM
NOOO!!!!
Lovro lost 1st set!:(

Lovro Zovko(CRO) vs. Jarkko Nieminen(FIN) 5:7:(

WAKE UP LOVRO!!!!!

RaVeR
11-17-2002, 12:02 PM
Lovro Zovko(CRO) vs. Jarkko Nieminen(FIN) 5:7,1*-0

GO LOVRO!!!

RaVeR
11-17-2002, 12:05 PM
Lovro Zovko(CRO) vs. Jarkko Nieminen(FIN) 5:7,4*-1

Keep it up Lovro!
GO Lovro!

RaVeR
11-17-2002, 12:16 PM
Lovro Zovko(CRO) vs. Jarkko Nieminen(FIN) 5:7,5*-2

GO Lovro!

BTW Good luck Lovro in 3rd set!

RaVeR
11-17-2002, 12:27 PM
Lovro Zovko(CRO) vs. Jarkko Nieminen(FIN) 5:7,5*-4

HOLD SERVE NOW!!!

RaVeR
11-17-2002, 12:29 PM
Lovro won 2nd set!:)
Lovro Zovko(CRO) vs. Jarkko Nieminen(FIN) 5:7,6-4,0-0*

Please Lovro win this match!
GOOD LUCK LOVRO!

lin
11-17-2002, 12:32 PM
Go Jarkko !!

RaVeR
11-17-2002, 12:44 PM
Lovro 1-4:(

poor Lovro

RaVeR
11-17-2002, 01:01 PM
Lovro Zovko(CRO) vs. Jarkko Nieminen(FIN) 5:7,6-4,3*-4

Hold serve now!
GO LOVRO!

RaVeR
11-17-2002, 01:05 PM
Lovro Zovko(CRO) vs. Jarkko Nieminen(FIN) 5:7,6-4,4*-5

Hold serve now!
GO LOVRO!

RaVeR
11-17-2002, 01:18 PM
FINAL

Jarkko Nieminen(FIN) def. Lovro Zovko(CRO) 7-5,4-6,7-5:sad: :( :mad:

lin
11-17-2002, 01:30 PM
well done Jarkko :) congrats

Scotso
11-17-2002, 06:18 PM
Jarkko :D

croat123
11-17-2002, 08:28 PM
Lovro :sad: so close - that would have been a great win for him

are lovro/mario going to pull out to the doubles now?

RaVeR
11-17-2002, 10:02 PM
Zovko/Ancic def. Kitinov/Thomas 7-6,4-6,6-3:)

TennisHack
11-17-2002, 10:20 PM
Congrats on ending your year with a bang, Jarkko! :bounce:

Congrats to Mario for taking the doubles title :)

croat123
11-18-2002, 12:35 AM
Nice run by Zovko!

A great effort in the doubles! Congratulations Mario and Lovro!!!:bounce: