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Burger King Orange Bowl 2002 Maindraw

12-08-2002, 05:18 PM
Marcos Baghdatis (1) CYP d. Mikhail Lew (Q) VEN 62 61
Mischa Zverev GER d. GD Jones NZL 64 62 :D
Novak Djokovic (LL) YUG d. Brendan Evans USA 63 67(3) 61
Phillip Simmonds USA d. Horia Tecau (14) ROM 63 63
Luis Flores (9) MEX d. Frederico Gil POR 62 46 64
Cyril Mokaiesh FRA d. Aliaksandr Skrypko BLR 6-4 6-3 :mad: :(
Daniel Sebescen (Q) YUG d. Devan Mullings (WC) BAH 63 62
Go Soeda (6) JPN d. Andrew Piotrowski (Q) CAN 64 64
Brian Baker (3) USA vs Tomislav Hadzic CRO
Lukas Rosol CZE d. Nestor Briceno (WC) USA 64 75
Andres Iriarte (Q) USA d. Konstantin Kravtchouk RUS 36 64 64 :mad: :(
Sukhwa Young (WC) USA d. Marcel Zimmermann (15) GER 62 61
Euisik Jung KOR d. Guillermo Hormazabal (12) CHI 63 57 63
Jamil Al-Agba (WC) USA d. Alex Miotto GBR 61 61 :)
Dejan Cvetkovic (Q) CAN d. Bernhard Deussner AUT 63 62
Florin Mergea (7) ROM d. Damar Johnson (LL) JAM 62 64
Chris Kwon (5) USA vs Bastian Koch (LL) GER 64 61
Jerome Becker GER d. Stephen Bass (WC) USA 61 76(14)
Aleksander Grubin (LL) YUG d. Antonio Ruiz MEX HKG 64 16 64
Adrian Ungur (10) ROM d. Andis Juska LAT 63 64
Heithem Abid (13) TUN d. Lado Chikhladze GEO 64 63
Alexandre Pavlioutchenkov RUS d. Karolj Fodor YUG 63 61 :D
Denis Matsoukevitch (Q) YUG d. Juan De Armas VEN 62 62
Mathieu Montcourt (4) FRA d. Scoville Jenkins (WC) USA 57 61 62
Florian Lemke (8) GER d. John Isner (WC) USA 61 63
Robert Yim USA d. Gabriel Loredo (Q) MEX 61 63
Diego Alvarado (LL) CRC d. Scott Oudsema USA 62 64
Kamil Capkovic (11) SVK d. Chris Clayton (LL) USA 62 64
Komlavi Loglo (16) TOG d. Leandro Migani ARG 76(3) 62
Jarrett Chirico USA d. Sebastien Rieschick (Q) GER 46 62 75
Jaime Cuellar ESA d. Artem Sitak RUS 62 76(2) :sad: :( pffffffffffff
Peter Steinberger GER vs Lamine Ouahab (2) ALG

Ace Tracker
12-08-2002, 11:59 PM
I was there today, but couldn't stay much or see many matches...:sad:
Very windy conditions in Key Biscayne, but thankfully not too hot or muggy...Out of the players I saw, I was the most impressed by Robert Yim, very focused leftie with a killer forehand... I also saw Cuellar beat Sitak but was not surprised with neither one of them...Togo's Loglo is very skilled at the net, beautiful volleys and and efficient attacking game...

The girls who played during the first day were not particularly impressive, and there is a general feeling in the field that this is a tournament for Douchevina to lose...

12-09-2002, 08:47 AM
Thanks for the draw and reports.

Too bad Dudi Sela decided not to play...perahps he hasn't yet recovered from his injury...

12-09-2002, 11:36 AM
thanx Ace Tracker for details

mixed day for my favs :( :mad:

12-09-2002, 01:59 PM
did you see Pavlioutchenkov? When he is serving its it's clever to stay away, he's really really powerful, as far as I know not very smart though...

12-09-2002, 04:11 PM
Luis :D

12-09-2002, 04:31 PM
Mischa till give top seed Marcos a good run for his money :D

in a couple of years, he will be spanking him :D

go Mischa :D

12-10-2002, 06:49 AM
Marcos :D
Adrian :D
Mischa :D
Florin :D
Mathieu :D
Kamil :)

Brendan :( need to be more consistant

also bad luck Marcel,Guillermo and Lado :(

12-10-2002, 07:03 AM
remaining 1st rd results

Brian Baker (3) USA d. Tomislav Hadzic CRO 6-3 6-3
Lamine Ouahab (2) ALG d. Peter Steinberger GER 7-5 6-2

2nd rd

Marcos Baghdatis (1) CYP vs Mischa Zverev GER
Novak Djokovic (LL) YUG vs Phillip Simmonds USA
Luis Flores (9) MEX vs Cyril Mokaiesh FRA
Go Soeda (6) JPN d. Daniel Sebescen (Q) YUG 6-3 6-2

Brian Baker (3) USA vs Lukas Rosol CZE
Andres Iriarte (Q) USA vs Sukhwa Young (WC) USA
Jamil Al-Agba (WC) USA d. Euisik Jung KOR 6-1 6-4
Dejan Cvetkovic (Q) CAN vs Florin Mergea (7) ROM

Chris Kwon (5) USA d. Jerome Becker GER 6-2 6-3
Adrian Ungur (10) ROM d. Aleksander Grubin (LL) YUG 6-4 6-2 :D
Heithem Abid (13) TUN d. Alexandre Pavlioutchenkov RUS 6-2 6-1
Mathieu Montcourt (4) FRA d. Denis Matsoukevitch (Q) YUG 6-0 6-1 :D

Robert Yim USA d. Florian Lemke (8) GER 6-7(5) 6-1 6-2
Kamil Capkovic (11) SVK d. Diego Alvarado (LL) CRO 6-0 6-3 :)
Jarrett Chirico USA d. Komlavi Loglo (16) TOG 7-6(9) 6-2
Jaime Cuellar ESA vs Lamine Ouahab (2) ALG

12-10-2002, 09:19 AM
Alex :sad: :(

good luck to 15 yr old Mischa today :)

12-11-2002, 02:10 AM
2nd rd

Marcos Baghdatis (1) CYP vs Mischa Zverev GER
Novak Djokovic (LL) YUG d. Phillip Simmonds USA 3-6 6-2 6-3
Luis Flores (9) MEX d. Cyril Mokaiesh FRA 6-0 6-3
Go Soeda (6) JPN d. Daniel Sebescen (Q) YUG 6-3 6-2

Brian Baker (3) USA d. Lukas Rosol CZE 7-6(2) 6-2
Sukhwa Young (WC) USA d. Andres Iriarte (Q) USA 6-1 6-2
Jamil Al-Agba (WC) USA d. Euisik Jung KOR 6-1 6-4
Florin Mergea (7) ROM d. Dejan Cvetkovic (Q) CAN 4-6 6-3 6-2 :D

Chris Kwon (5) USA d. Jerome Becker GER 6-2 6-3
Adrian Ungur (10) ROM d. Aleksander Grubin (LL) YUG 6-4 6-2 :D
Heithem Abid (13) TUN d. Alexandre Pavlioutchenkov RUS 6-2 6-1
Mathieu Montcourt (4) FRA d. Denis Matsoukevitch (Q) YUG 6-0 6-1 :D

Robert Yim USA d. Florian Lemke (8) GER 6-7(5) 6-1 6-2
Kamil Capkovic (11) SVK d. Diego Alvarado (LL) CRO 6-0 6-3 :)
Jarrett Chirico USA d. Komlavi Loglo (16) TOG 7-6(9) 6-2
Lamine Ouahab (2) ALG d. Jaime Cuellar ESA 6-3 6-1

12-11-2002, 08:06 PM
Keep going Go, Jarret C, and Lamine!!!

12-11-2002, 11:23 PM
last 2nd rd result

Marcos Baghdatis (1) CYP d. Mischa Zverev GER 6-3 6-3 :D :(

3rd rd

Adrian Ungur (10) ROM d. Chris Kwon (5) USA 6-2 6-2 :D
Mathieu Montcourt (4) FRA d. Heithem Abid (13) TUN 6-1 6-3 :D
Kamil Capkovic (11) SVK d. Robert Yim USA 6-2 6-3 :)
Lamine Ouahab (2) ALG d. Jarrett Chirico USA 6-1 7-5

12-12-2002, 11:18 PM
3rd rd

Marcos Baghdatis (1) CYP d. Novak Djokovic (LL) YUG 6-2 2-6 7-5 :D phew
Luis Flores (9) MEX d. Go Soeda (6) JPN 6-3 6-4
Brian Baker (3) USA d. Sukhwa Young (WC) USA 6-1 6-1
Florin Mergea (7) ROM d. Jamil Al-Agba (WC) USA 6-2 6-2 :D

Ace Tracker
12-13-2002, 05:54 AM
results and report for Thursday, December 12th, 2002 (http://www.*****************/Tournaments/International/ITFTournaments.htm?OrangeBowl.htm&2)

12-13-2002, 09:47 AM
go Lamine !!!!!!!!!!!

12-14-2002, 02:07 AM

Marcos Baghdatis (1) CYP d. Luis Flores (9) MEX 6-3 6-4 :D
Brian Baker (3) USA d. Florin Mergea (7) ROM 1-6 6-3 7-5 :(
Mathieu Montcourt (4) FRA d. Adrian Ungur (10) ROM 6-4 2-6 6-4 :D :(
Lamine Ouahab (2) ALG d. Kamil Capkovic (11) SVK 6-2 6-4 :(

Ace Tracker
12-14-2002, 12:23 PM
Friday 13th December

They may be running on empty but players are giving their all here at the 2002 Burger King Orange Bowl. Not only are they competing hard but they are also fighting the elements. Today was very windy, which is a problem if you are playing on one of the unsheltered outside courts, however, the top four seeds in boy's 18s all made it to the semifinals.

"There was too much wind for me," said Mathieu Moncourt (4) (FRA), who outlasted Adrian Ungur (10) (ROM) in a long three setter, 6-4; 2-6; 6-4. "I couldn't hit all the balls - I was I was so stressed - I was just focused on keeping the ball in the court and it was so hard to play today."
Next Mathieu will play Lamine Ouahab (2) (ALG) who he met over a year ago. "I won, but now I rest and I will think about Ouahab tomorrow."

Lamine Ouahab had to draw from reserves to defeat Kamil Capkovic (11) (SVK) 6-2; 6-4. "It's the same story, starting to get tired in the second, but I was fighting, fighting, straining - anything to find a way to win," he said. "It's my last tournament of the year and I am trying to do whatever it takes to win. I really want to push it, push it, no matter where or how, as long as I do it correctly on the court. I believe It's the only way to win this tournament. Nobody is playing great tennis here. Everybody is tired and with the wind, it's tough conditions and hard to play your game. Just try to find a way to win, that's all I am trying to do."

Number one seed, Marcus Baghdatis (CYP) has been complaining of tiredness all week, but then he just won his ninth straight single match. "I am tired, but I try to get on with it," said Marcus, refusing to give in to a sore shoulder or anything else that might stand in the way of an Orange Bowl title. Today he defeated Luis Flores (9) (MEX) in straight sets. "I am hitting the ball pretty good out there," said Marcos. "I played good tactical and more simple than yesterday and he made a lot of mistakes and I think that cost him the match."

On adjacent court 2, Brian Baker (3) (USA) edged Florin Mergea (7) (ROM), 1-6; 6-3; 7-5 for the third time in his career. It was an interesting mix of these two serve and volleyers, as they both juggled to see who could reach the net first. "He played very well the first set, with a lot of winners, like he normally does," said Brian. "I didn't serve well and I was a little flat, but I told myself he probably couldn't keep that up."

After tying up the second set, Brian broke serve at 2 all in the third set and continued to stay ahead until 5-4, but was broken when trying to serve it out. "I tried not to get down on myself," he said. "I knew I had to put it behind me, otherwise I was going to lose the match. I have seen it so many times where a guy gets broken in the late part of the third, and goes on to lose, but I just tried to keep it one point at a time. I was able to pump myself up and break him at 5 all and hold to win the match."

Now Brian looks forward to his semifinal meeting with Marcus Baghdatis , who he lost to at Roehampton this year. "I didn't give much of an effort there," said Brian. "I was suffering a little bit from a thigh injury and I came out really flat and he was playing very well. Hopefully the tide will turn tomorrow."

Girl's 18 number one seed, Vera Douchevina dropped the second set, before outlasting American, Carly Gullickson. "In the first set she made many mistakes and she lead 3-1, but I win five games," said Vera. "She played very good second set, no mistakes but when she serve, in first game of third set, she has two double faults. I think she cannot play with the wind."

Carly Gullickson said, "I was up the whole match, with the exception of the third, but she played well in the third. Her balls were really deep and her serve got better." Carly improved on last year when she lost in the first round and is satisfied with her performance here. "It feels good to finish in the quarters," said Carly. "But I will not play Australian Open. Instead I am going to stay in the USA and play some WTA tournaments."

Next Vera Douchevina plays another American, Ally Baker (10) who made short shrift of her match with Jarmila Gajdosova (3) (SVK).

Ace Tracker
12-14-2002, 12:39 PM
Brian Baker/Florin Mergea was the best match of the tournament so far IMO...Florin started the tie unleashing winner after winner, and his one-hand backhand was lethal... I left the court when Mergea clinched the first set with another forehand winner thinking that the match was pretty much over... Baker turned things around in the second and third sets though, and started serving better, especially to Mergea's backhand, that started going flat... Mergea looked tired, and was a step and one movement slower, and decided to try to hit winners out of every shot, to no avail...

Lamine Ouahab didn't have too much trouble with Kapcovic.. Kamil Capkovic is an extremelly tall and lean player, who likes to overpower his opponents with a huge serve and hard and flat groundstrokes..But his shots were often sailing wide in the windy conditions, and Ouahab smartly just played defensive tennis waiting on his opponent's several mistakes...

Moncourt/Ungur was very strange, with several shifts of momentum during the match...Ungur was usually the aggressor, and what a beautiful one-hand backhand this short, but strong Romenian possesses...Mathieu played cautiously from the baseline retrieving all shots, and it paid off in the end...

Another good match for Marcus Baghdatis, who has been hitting pretty hard and well throughout the week...Luis Flores had to be treated for cramps in the second set and was clearly spent...

The semifinals will present two powerful hitters (Baker vs Baghdatis) and two touch/retrievers, assuring a nice style contrast final match...

12-14-2002, 06:46 PM
Boys 18 Singles Semifinals
Brian Baker (3) (USA) d. Marcus Baghdatis (1) (CYP), 6-2; 6-7(1); 6-3 :fiery: :(
Mathieu Montcourt (4) (FRA) d. Lamine Ouahab (2) (ALG), 6-1; 6-0 :sad: :sad: :mad:

good luck Mathieu in the final !!!!!!!!!!

12-14-2002, 11:56 PM
What was that Lamine?!?!?:(

12-15-2002, 12:24 AM
thanks for report Ace Tracker :)

oh Marcos :sad: :( at least he can finish #2 this year :)

Mathieu :eek: :D good luck in final

12-15-2002, 09:29 AM
Are Brian Baker and Ally Baker from the same family or not at all?

12-15-2002, 11:02 AM
they are NOT related

Baker is a common name
there's alot of Bakers about or else we'd be short of bread ;)

12-15-2002, 07:29 PM

Brian Baker (3) (USA) d. Mathieu Montcourt (4) (FRA) 7-6(5) 6-2 :sad: :mad:

congrats Brian

12-16-2002, 05:36 PM
Originally posted by TheBoiledEgg
they are NOT related

Baker is a common name
there's alot of Bakers about or else we'd be short of bread ;)

LoL and thanks. :D

Boulanger is a common name too. In most languages probably! :confused:

But how many bakers have time to play tennis? :o