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$25,000+H, Hamburg, Germany

01-27-2003, 04:53 PM
First Round
(1)Mario Ancic (CRO) def. Magnus Larsson (SWE) 6-2,6-2:D
George Bastl (SUI) def. Janko Tipsarevic (YUG) 6-3,6-4
Jakub Herm-Zahlava (GER) def. Michael Russell (USA) W.O.
Axel Pretzsch (GER) def. (8)Jean-Francois Bachelot (FRA) 7-6,6-7,5-3 ret.

Gilles Elseneer (BEL) def. (LL)Nicolai Soloviev(RUS) 6-2,7-5
(WC)Denis Gremelmayr (GER) def (q)Bartlomiej Dabrowski (POL) 7-6,6-2
(q)Jens Knippschild (GER) def. (WC)Nicolas Bruns (GER) 7-6,6-1
Victor Hanescu (ROM) def. (5)Karol Beck (SVK) 6-1,6-3

Fernando Verdasco (ESP) def. (6)Noam Okun (ISR) 6-1,4-0 ret.
(q)Roman Valent (SUI) def. Martin Vassallo-Arguello (ITA) 6-1,7-5
Rafael Nadal-Parera (ESP) def. (WC)Maximilian Abel (GER) 6-4,7-5
(3)Irakli Labadze (GEO) def. (WC)Dmitri Babenko (RUS) 6-4,6-2

(7)Julian Knowle (AUT) def. Dennis van Scheppingen (NED) 5-2 ret.
Andrei Stoliarov (RUS) def. Lovro Zovko (CRO) 3-6,6-1,6-2:sad::(
Cyril Saulnier (FRA) def. Werner Eschauer (AUT) 3-6,6-2,7-6
(q)Lukasz Kubot (POL) def. (LL)Michael Berrer (GER) 6-2,6-4

01-27-2003, 07:02 PM
Jurgen Melzer and Dennis van Scheppingen..good luck!

01-27-2003, 08:30 PM
Gooo JANKO, Marc, Roman, Rafael, Irakli, and George!!!

01-27-2003, 10:52 PM
MAKE IT TWO IN A ROW, KAROL!!!!! :bounce:

01-27-2003, 11:39 PM
Lovro :sad:

A great win for Mario :D I thought that it would be much tougher! :D:D

01-28-2003, 11:21 AM
Good luck Gilles!!!!!! :D

01-28-2003, 11:38 PM
Argh no Karol results :mad:

01-28-2003, 11:43 PM
Karol lost 1-6 3-6 :sad:

He's so up and down :sad:

01-29-2003, 02:21 AM
Mario :D
Rafael :D

Janko :sad: :(
Jean-Francois :sad: :(

01-29-2003, 03:30 AM
Jean-Francois :rolleyes:

01-29-2003, 08:20 PM
2nd Round

(1)Mario Ancic (CRO) def. George Bastl (SUI) 7-6(2),7-5:D
Jakub Herm-Zahlava (GER) vs. Axel Pretzsch (GER)
Gilles Elseneer (BEL) vs. (WC)Denis Gremelmayr (GER)
Victor Hanescu (ROM) vs. (q)Jens Knippschild (GER)

Fernando Verdasco (ESP) vs. (q)Roman Valent (SUI)
(3)Irakli Labadze (GEO) vs. Rafael Nadal-Parera (ESP)
Andrei Stoliarov (RUS) def. (7)Julian Knowle (AUT) 7-6,6-3
(q)Lukasz Kubot (POL) def. Cyril Saulnier (FRA) 1-6,7-6,7-6

01-29-2003, 08:43 PM

Keep going Roman, Irakli, and Rafael!!!

01-29-2003, 11:00 PM
Another good win for Mario against another tough opponent!

01-30-2003, 03:09 AM
Mario :D

01-30-2003, 08:59 PM
What, there is a challenger going on in Hamburg (even with Karsten Braasch playing!) and I don't have the slightest idea about it ??? :mad: :rolleyes:

I have to find out where it's taking place, maybe I will go then tomorrow. :)

01-31-2003, 07:25 AM
Second Round
(1)Mario Ancic (CRO) d. George Bastl (SUI) 7-6(2) 7-5
Jakub Herm-Zahlava (GER) d. Axel Pretzsch (GER) 4-6 6-3 6-2
Gilles Elseneer (BEL) d. (WC)Denis Gremelmayr (GER) 6-2 6-4
Victor Hanescu (ROM) d. (q)Jens Knippschild (GER) 7-6(5) 7-5
Fernando Verdasco (ESP) d. (q)Roman Valent (SUI) 6-4 7-5
Rafael Nadal-Parera (ESP) d. (3)Irakli Labadze (GEO) 6-2 6-3
Andrei Stoliarov (RUS) d. (7)Julian Knowle (AUT) 7-6(4) 6-3
(q)Lukasz Kubot (POL) d. Cyril Saulnier (FRA) 1-6 7-6(2) 7-6(6)

01-31-2003, 07:26 AM
Good luck £ukasz

01-31-2003, 02:23 PM
omg Rafael :D very good win :)

01-31-2003, 03:54 PM
Rafael is gonna take the tour by storm in a couple of years :D :D :D

01-31-2003, 06:59 PM

(1)Mario Ancic (CRO) def. Jakub Herm-Zahlava (GER) 6-4,6-4:D :bounce:
Victor Hanescu (ROM) def. Gilles Elseneer (BEL) 7-5,4-6,6-1
Rafael Nadal-Parera (ESP) def. Fernando Verdasco (ESP) 6-2,7-5
Andrei Stoliarov (RUS) def. (q)Lukasz Kubot (POL) 4-6,6-3,7-6

01-31-2003, 08:39 PM
Gooo Rafael!!!!

01-31-2003, 09:35 PM
I was there. :)

Ancic played quite well. The first set was very close, but once Herm-Zahlava had lost it he was so upset that Ancic could easily go up 3-0 in the 2nd. He choked when serving for the match at 5-3 but broke again at 5-4 to win it.

Hanescu vs. Elseneer - a good match, at least in the first 2 sets. Both played serve-and-volley. In the 3rd set Elseneer was broken early and then practically gave up.
Semifinal should be a close match.

The Spanish match - they have very similar games, both left-handed with two-handed backhand. Verdasco served for the 2nd set, but overall Nadel-Parera was definitely the better player.
:eek: that he is only 16 - I had no idea. He's definitely a great hope. If he only didn't grunt that loud ...

Stoliarov vs. Kubot - a rather bad match. Stoliarov was disappointing, serve was so bad, and also many errors. Kubot has a good serve, but that's al. Both choked when leading in the 3rd set. In the end Stoliarov was just the lucky one.

2 more scores -

Doubles quarterfinal:

Braasch/Pretzsch def. Carrasco/Fyrstenberg 6-1 7-6 (5) :D

The German team was way better, in the 2nd they always held serve much easier. They should win this event.

Doubles semifinal:

Kitinov/Larsson def. Knippschild/Stauder 2-6 6-3 6-4

K/L were lucky to win this. In the first set, Kitinov was horrible, missing every volley.
Only one break in each of the following sets - and both times it wasn't necessary. In the 3rd Stauder lost serve at 2-2 after leading 40-0.

01-31-2003, 09:55 PM
WD Mario!

01-31-2003, 11:00 PM
Thanks for the report, GoDom! Yes, Rafael has game. He even got to the semifinals of Junior Wimbledon last year.:eek: He can play on any surface and him being a lefty definitely helps.;)

02-01-2003, 05:04 AM
Mario :D

Rafael :D He didn't concentrate on juniors also...

thanks for the report GoDom :)

02-01-2003, 08:15 AM
£ukasz :sad:

02-01-2003, 04:17 PM
Semifinal Results:

Mario Ancic (1)(CRO) def. Victor Hanescu (ROM) 6-2 6-1 :D:bounce::eek:
Rafael Nada-Parera (ESP) def. Andrei Stoliarov 6-4 7-6(8)

WD Mario! Great win!
Good luck in the finals!!

02-01-2003, 04:29 PM
I expected a tougher match for Mario. He probably played better today.
Not surprised about the other score.

02-01-2003, 05:41 PM
Goo Rafael!! He needs to run Mario around like JCF did in Aussie Open.

02-01-2003, 07:17 PM

Rafael dont chance against Mario!FOR SURE!


02-01-2003, 08:37 PM
hanescu is a very stiff player ... kinda reminds of sjeng schalken (but sjeng has really imrove his movement during the years)

02-02-2003, 05:27 AM
good luck to both players :D

great effort by Rafael :D

:rolleyes: @ Bl@de

02-02-2003, 05:27 AM
good luck to both players in the final :)

02-02-2003, 01:44 PM
(1)Mario Ancic (CRO) def. Rafael Nadal-Parera (ESP) 6-2,6-3:D :bounce:

Super Mario was win this tournament souveren,without loses a set!
Well Done Mario!:angel:

02-02-2003, 01:50 PM
I had a feeling that after demolishing both Hanescu and Larsson that Rafael wouldn't be too much of a problem (altho congrats to him for getting this far)

02-02-2003, 11:48 PM
PFFF!;) Congrats to Super Mario! Great week for Rafael!!

02-03-2003, 03:46 AM
congrats Mario :)