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esther
07-14-2003, 12:55 PM
Does anyone have any pics of him?

Chloe le Bopper
07-17-2003, 06:47 AM
There was a website of his i used to check from time to time... it wasn't in English, but I managed to figure it out. I'll try and dig it up for oyu sometime tomorrow after work!

esther
07-18-2003, 06:11 AM
hehe thank you!!! :D

Chloe le Bopper
07-19-2003, 06:13 AM
I can't find that particular site, but will keep looking. For now, try these:

http://www.tennispics.co.uk/vinciguerra/
http://www.andreasvinciguerra.cjb.net/

esther
07-20-2003, 05:31 AM
ohh thanks heaps Rebecca! greatly appreciated! :)

Sommarsverige
08-28-2003, 09:23 PM
I have some pics of Vinci, but I have to look for them.

I will post them the next days :yawn:

esther
08-29-2003, 01:45 PM
coool :)

sam
09-13-2003, 02:34 PM
Hi, no pics, but I'm an Andreas fan!!

Sommarsverige
09-14-2003, 08:26 PM
Sorry, I did not have the time yet to post the Vinci pics
(I have to scan them first), but I swear, they will come soon :)

Chloe le Bopper
09-19-2003, 12:57 AM
I have a few from the uS open, during the Kendrick match. I'll postthem when I scan them.

sam
09-29-2003, 04:31 PM
Andreas is playing in Tokyo this week. Good luck!

esther
10-02-2003, 01:11 PM
hehe thanks for them guys! i've forgotten about andreas for a little while :unsure: but i'm going to go check how he's going in tokyo...

sam
10-02-2003, 04:58 PM
Andreas lost early. :sad:

esther
10-03-2003, 11:59 AM
oh :(

sam
10-06-2003, 05:03 PM
Does anyone know if he's playing a challenger this week? mabe he's trying to qualify??

Kristen
10-09-2003, 02:58 PM
Hey guys... I just joined here, but I've seen a few familiar user names from the old atp-chat! I'm Kristen, aka B-Girl (BJ Girl according to dunga). My point... I took quite a few vinci pics at the aus open this year, so I'll go get the link to my album (its all online. lots of players. Handy if you're also a Jarkko fan!)

I have photos from Adidas 2002 / 2003 as well as wheelchair tennis and some of the Aussie Davis Cup team, so just drop me a line if you'd like to see those too :) Just keep in mind that there are around 150 pics there so it will take a while to load up! But, it works :)

http://www.webphotos.com/list_photos.asp?mi=3&smi=1&a=100667

K.

esther
10-10-2003, 07:17 AM
thanks for them...i liked the joachim pics too ;)

sam
10-21-2003, 04:09 PM
Andreas and his parther Johannson won their first round dubs match and will play Palmer/ Rikl.

Kristen
10-24-2003, 05:03 PM
From the less informed perspective of a tennis fan, that's one good looking team (mind you my ideal is Jarkko and Simon Aspelin... omg yes!) But they'd be a good team I think. Vinci was watching Joachim play in Melbourne so I guess they'd know each others games quite well, though Joachim's been sticking more to the challenger tour than vinci...

sam
10-30-2003, 05:37 PM
Hi Bjorkman_girl :wavey:
Andreas and his partner got to the semis in Sweden. He is playing in the Nottingham challenger and won his first round match. :)

Kristen
11-01-2003, 08:51 AM
Hey there Sam:)

Vinci did pretty well eh! I'm proud of that boy... lol... man.
Looking forward to seeing him again soon!

I'll include a picture I found a few months back. You've probably seen in, but I thought the guys looked great!

Have a good one :dance:
Kristen

Kristen
11-01-2003, 08:55 AM
Oops! I clicked "all done" instead of "add this file"!
Im so blonde...

sam
11-01-2003, 04:13 PM
I like all these guys anyway, esp Martin.

Kristen
02-19-2004, 02:54 AM
:wavey: Happy birthday Andreas!! :bdaycake:
Sorry to see him lose to fellow Swede, Rehnquist though... kinda :scratch: Mind you, I am pretty happy that Bjorn had such a nice victory over Vinci. So confusing...

Go Swedes!!!

Kristen
03-15-2004, 04:01 AM
FYI... I read on the matchstat site that Vinci has an injury of some kind? Might explain why I didn't see him in Melbourne. I don't know how updated the site is though. Hopefully he's alright by now.

Aphex
04-13-2004, 03:20 AM
I guess all you Vinci-fans out there know this already, but he's in the main draw of the Olbia challenger this week.

Action Jackson
04-13-2004, 04:37 AM
Takk Aphex

Kristen
04-13-2004, 11:05 AM
lol...and I call myself a fan! Thanks Aphex... I hadn't looked at any draws yet. this thing called University keeps getting in the way of my tennis-following. I really don't appreciate it ;)

thanks again! Kristen.

Aphex
04-14-2004, 07:15 PM
:shrug: but he didn't play. still injured I guess.

Kristen
09-13-2004, 10:22 AM
From a Tennis X interview with Joachim Johansson! :wavey:

Tennis-X: What's your current status on the Swedish Davis Cup team? I
know they've been working you in the last couple ties, what do you
see for the next couple ties?

JJ: Hopefully the old guys are still going to be playing (laughing), (Thomas) Johnasson is coming back right now, (Robin) Soderling, we've got (Thomas) Enqvist and (Jonas) Bjorkman who is a little bit older, hopefully they can keep playing, especially Bjorkman for the doubles. If he stops playing then the doubles team is going to get weaker. Me
and Soderling are upcomers, I think it been working good for us because me and Robin played this year, and I was in the team last year, I played dead rubber against Australia as well. We've got (Andreas) Vinciguerra who is coming back soon, so we have three guys who are normally around the Top 50, even if the others guys quit we have a strong team.

Sommarsverige
09-13-2004, 01:53 PM
Thanks Björkman Girl!
This is really great news, if only Magnus would also come back soon *still hoping*

Kristen
09-13-2004, 02:39 PM
:D I was so happy when I read this. Originally I had skipped that part of his interview, til I received a google news alert regarding Vinci. I'm so happy!!! :woohoo:

Magnus fans have got to be the most optimistic people, I think. There's always a chance I guess. He hasn't officially retired. I just wish he'd put his fans out of their misery one way or another :sad:

Aphex
09-15-2004, 03:55 PM
Vinci was on Sw. TV yesterday together with Norman. He said he had three weeks of practise without pain in his legs now. So hopefully he'll make a comeback in due time. Actually it's pretty funny that he and Norman always is on TV together and Norman almost do all the talking. We'll the Swedish clay team needs to get back BIG TIME!

Aphex
10-11-2004, 04:20 PM
http://www.svd.se/dynamiskt/sport/did_8270556.asp

Pretty long article on Andreas Vinciguerra. About his friendship with Swedish football star Zlatan Ibrahimovic, media relations, his growing up and most importantly: he's coming back NEXT WEEK!!!!
He plans to play a challenger or a future and he hopes to get a WC for Stockholm Open.

Kristen
10-11-2004, 04:35 PM
http://www.svd.se/dynamiskt/sport/did_8270556.asp

Pretty long article on Andreas Vinciguerra. About his friendship with Swedish football star Zlatan Ibrahimovic, media relations, his growing up and most importantly: he's coming back NEXT WEEK!!!!
He plans to play a challenger or a future and he hopes to get a WC for Stockholm Open.

:hug: Even though I've got no clue what it says, that's great! Thankyou so much for posting this :D (You told me all I need to know ;))
:eek: I hope Vinci's putting his shirt back on. I never knew he had a tattoo / that hairy chest... :lol:

I really need this guy to return to tennis! He makes it a lot of fun :woohoo:
Welcome back Vinci! :yeah:

Sommarsverige
10-12-2004, 07:03 AM
I will try to translate it later this day ;-)

Aphex
10-20-2004, 07:28 PM
Bad and sad news. Vinci has knee problems again.
-It's very unlikely he'll play in Stockholm Open next week, says his coach Mikael Tillström.

jmgsdoubsprtnr
10-20-2004, 07:48 PM
awww, mikael tillström... so cute!!

on another note, poor vinci. i hope he gets better!

Kristen
10-21-2004, 02:21 AM
Damn... Well, I wanted to know why he withdrew from France, and now I do. Thanks for the news Aphex :wavey:

Zetlandsk
10-21-2004, 06:58 AM
http://www.svd.se/dynamiskt/sport/did_8270556.asp

Pretty long article on Andreas Vinciguerra. About his friendship with Swedish football star Zlatan Ibrahimovic, media relations, his growing up and most importantly: he's coming back NEXT WEEK!!!!
He plans to play a challenger or a future and he hopes to get a WC for Stockholm Open.

That was a good article and yes the Malmö boys Vinci and Zlatan. I could imagine what they would get up to, when they went out.

BG< come on he's a southern Italian, so it's natural he has a hairy chest.

Kristen
10-21-2004, 01:12 PM
lol... the Italian I was uhh "seeing" for a little while, he waxed :yeah: I guess I was just hoping :lol: I really miss Vinci. I loved the few matches of his that I saw :sad:

Sommarsverige
03-06-2005, 01:42 PM
They just said at Swedish TV during the DC match that Vinci is on the way back. He has practiced several months at Växjö Tennis Center and Janne Gunnarsson (former player and commentator for DC matches) said that Vinci played great the last time.
The goal is that he will come back to the claycourt season in the end of april and he will start playing challengers then.

I think this is really good news cos I don´t want one more Swede stopping his career because of injuries.

Kristen
03-06-2005, 02:00 PM
Thank god for that!
I saw that the vinci thread had been revived...and by you of all people (the one with the ability to translate!) So I was terrified that I'd hear he was retiring :)

Kom igen Vinci! He'll have a lot of support if/when he gets back to Australia!
Thanks Birte! I really hope he can get back into the swing of things on his clay!

Chris-swede
03-06-2005, 10:04 PM
I really hope he can return, but i do no believe it until he returns! Good luck Vinci!

Tricky_Forehand
06-15-2005, 06:24 PM
I just read at SteveG's forum that Vinci will get a WC into Bastad if he feels ready. Until then, he'll play the summer circuit in Sweden.

I am so hoping that this can turn out right for him and his body can allow him to finish his career on his terms.

Sommarsverige
06-15-2005, 07:56 PM
This is really great news :)

Hopefully Vinci will take this WC and play Båstad :worship:

Kristen
06-16-2005, 03:27 AM
I think I'll keep my expectations incredibly low. It feels like too many summers have passed with all these plans vinci has, and nothing eventuates...for any number of reasons. Hope he can come back though. If that happens I may have to rearrange the top 4 (into a top 5!).

Aphex
06-19-2005, 11:05 PM
Some more good Vinci news! :D

http://www.svt.se/texttv/328.html

NOTISER 19 juni
2(6)
TENNIS Andreas Vinciguerra vann en
sommartourtävling i Åmål och ställer
förmodligen upp i Swedish Open i juli.
-Jag har fått tillbaka glädjen i min
tennis, säger han till Sydsvenskan.

TENNIS Andres Vinciguerra won a tournamnet on the Swedish Summer Tour (very minor money tour) in Åmål(as in the film Fucking Åmål :lol: ) and will probably participate in the Swedish Open this July.
-I'm enjoying my tennis again, he said to the 'Sydsvenskan' newspaper.

:wavey:

Tricky_Forehand
06-20-2005, 03:23 AM
:woohoo: :woohoo:

Not surprised to hear that he's enjoying himself...I only hope that he stays pain free and he can continue to enjoy himself.

Any place on the net to follow how he is doing?

Action Jackson
06-20-2005, 12:06 PM
Give the people what they want a wildcard for Vinci. He is the only Swede apart from Hartman that I like these days and good to see him playing without pain and hopefully he can do something good again.

Sommarsverige
06-20-2005, 03:35 PM
Thanks for the info, George :)

In fact, these are great news, and I hope Vinci will play good at his fave tournament.
I hope I can watch several matches with Vinci ;)

Kristen
06-21-2005, 02:28 AM
Is that Johan Settergren? How old is he!? I always thought he was a bit younger...and married!? :eek:

Tricky_Forehand
06-22-2005, 03:10 AM
:eek: I didn't realize that it was going to be a recent pic when it started loading. Thank you so much, GWH!!!

enqvistfan
06-22-2005, 06:32 PM
Hope we'll see him back soon :)

Val

Action Jackson
06-26-2005, 03:37 PM
Is that Johan Settergren? How old is he!? I always thought he was a bit younger...and married!? :eek:

Yes, that is Settergren.

Aphex
06-29-2005, 10:11 PM
from svt teletext

Vinciguerra makes come-back in Båstad.

Andreas Vinciguerra makes his come-back at a higher level in Båstad in July. The last time he played on the ATP-tour was in autumn 2003 when he entered the Stockholm Open.

-This feels good, Båstad has been a stop I've looked forward to since I became healthy and started training in full. I feel strong and if I can play at the same level in a match situation as I do in practise I'll be dangerous, says Andreas Vinciguerra.

Viniguerra has received a wild-card to the Swedish Open, the tournament where he was runner-up in 1999 and 2000.

Tricky_Forehand
06-29-2005, 11:14 PM
:bounce: :bounce:

Kristen
06-30-2005, 05:01 AM
Found a new(ish) pic of him via Google. With Magnus :hug: and a girl. LOL. I think it came from her blog...

Sommarsverige
06-30-2005, 07:26 AM
Wow, cute pic Kristen :hug:

Action Jackson
07-01-2005, 10:11 AM
Great news and more tickets will be sold for sure since the big Vinci is back in Båstad.

Action Jackson
07-03-2005, 06:41 AM
Vinci plays Ryderstedt in the 1st round and has a good chance of making the 2nd round.

http://svt.se/content/1/c6/41/47/64/stor.jpg

enqvistfan
07-03-2005, 02:48 PM
Lycka Till Vinci, you can come back !!!

Val

Kristen
07-04-2005, 02:21 PM
Vinci!
F*cking BRILLIANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :woohoo:
*Sorry Michael lost, but this is VINCI. He's like..a young, cool (cooler!?) Jonas! He's got that "fight" in him when he plays so it's awesome for him to win SO well! 63 61 :yeah:

Tricky_Forehand
07-04-2005, 06:26 PM
6-3 6-1

:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

Couldn't be a better start!!! Go Vinci!!! :bounce: :bounce:

Tricky_Forehand
07-04-2005, 06:42 PM
Photo from today:

enqvistfan
07-04-2005, 07:03 PM
Congrats to Vinci :) Good luck for the next round !!

Val

JMG
07-05-2005, 06:34 PM
Just saw that he will play Bundesliga for Piding this year. :hatoff: Unfortunately, I can't go when his team plays in my area. :o

Kristen
07-06-2005, 04:05 PM
:woohoo:
Vinci df Mikhail Youzhny 64 54*

*ok its 5-4, but he's gonna win! I hope! (It was 5-2...thats why I edited!!)

Monfils/Robredo next

Kristen
07-06-2005, 04:13 PM
ok 5-5 :tape:
Get your arse into gear young man!
Yes, I'm posting a few messages because it annoys me that this page is so wide :eek: lol!

Kristen
07-06-2005, 04:29 PM
*sigh*
Vinci vs Youzhny 64 67(4) (after leading 5-2!!) Bah!! kom igen. please!

Tricky_Forehand
07-06-2005, 05:11 PM
I just started following the match at 4 ALL in the 3rd set.

Vinci just saved 2 MPs on his serve at 4-5...now it's 5 ALL with Youzhny serving...

Break Vinci!!! :bounce:

Tricky_Forehand
07-06-2005, 05:13 PM
*sigh*
Vinci vs Youzhny 64 67(4) (after leading 5-2!!) Bah!! kom igen. please!

I didn't want to know that :banghead: *5-6

*Agree about the wideness of the page :)*

Tricky_Forehand
07-06-2005, 05:15 PM
BTW, shouldn't you be asleep by now? :)

Tricky_Forehand
07-06-2005, 05:17 PM
6-4 6-7 5-7

Still looks like a hell of a match for a guy that's been gone from the pros from nearly 2 years. Hopefully this is just the beginning :yeah:

Action Jackson
07-07-2005, 09:33 AM
Vinci's next tournament is in Tampere on clay in Finland.

Action Jackson
07-07-2005, 09:35 AM
Too bad he lost against Youzhny, but he will learn a lot from this and I hope he can improve his backhand, but one can dream.

Action Jackson
07-07-2005, 09:47 AM
http://www.aftonbladet.se/sport/0507/06/vinci.jpg

Action Jackson
07-07-2005, 09:49 AM
http://www.aftonbladet.se/sport/0507/05/SPORT-05s88vinci.jpg

Action Jackson
07-07-2005, 09:53 AM
There are some articles that I will translate later.

http://sydsvenskan.se/sport/article111360.ece

Slutspelat för Vinciguerra i Båstad
Av Max Wiman
Senast uppdaterad 7 juli 2005 10:30

Det är slutspelat för Andreas Vinciguerra i Swedish Open. Malmöspelaren var nära att knäcka ryssen Michail Juznyji, men kunde inte avgöra matchen trots en matchboll i andra set.

BÅSTAD. Efter två timmar och trettiosju minuter, skickade han iväg bollen långt, långt över läktaren mot havet till.

Han hade velat göra det av glädje, men Andreas Vinciguerra gjorde på det sättet av med lite av den frustration han kände efter att ha varit så nära att göra en dunderskräll mot ryssen Michail Juzjnyj i Swedish Open.
Bollens luftfärd var möjligen symbolisk, för hans nye tränare och mentor uttryckte sig så här poetiskt.
– I sex månader har vi hållit till i en hangar och byggt ett flygplan. I dag ställde vi det på startbanan och det höll för en provflygning. Nu kan vi börja flyga på riktigt.

Calle Hageskog, som kallas professor på tennisuniversitetet i Växjö, ger redan nu överbetyg till sin elev.
– Han lyssnar och tar till sig, men har också bra egna tankar. Han kom i januari och när jag sade att Swedish Open var lagom som come back, stirrade han bara på mig.

Alla som känner Vinciguerra vet hur långt ett halvår är i hans liv, men han har uppenbart mognat i sitt tänkande.
– Mitt långsiktiga mål är Australian Open. Då ska jag vara i toppform. Men nu ska jag spela så mycket grustennis jag kan, sade ”Vinc” själv.
Calle Hageskog menar att det är nu resan börjar.
– Nu kan vi börja träna på riktigt, nu vet vi att det håller. Hittills har det varit mycket rehab och fys – vissa dagar har ”Vinc” tränat sju timmar, han är en enorm förebild för våra juniorer.

Nu sätter sig teamet och planerar framåt. Utöver tränartrion i Växjö (Hageskog, Stefan Simonsson och Magnus Larsson), har också Fed Cup-kaptenen Catarina Lindqvists make Bill Ryan en nyckelroll, han försöker hitta tävlingsmöjligheterna.
– Vi hoppas på ett wild card till en Challenger i Tammerfors om två veckor, sade Andreas Vinciguerra.

Fast han hade ju så gärna velat suga på den här karamellen ett tag till och visst bjöd han och ryssen Juzjnyj på en fantastisk tennisrysare, med mycket bra spel långa stunder – och framför allt gastkramande dramatik.
Det var en sådan där match som gör att man förstår varför Båstadpubliken tagit Vinciguerra till sitt hjärta.
I första set dominerade han och Juzjnyj knäade med magont. 7–5 till svensken.
I andra set stormade Vinciguerra fram till 5–2. Hade sedermera också matchboll vid 6–5.
– Jag blev möjligen lite passiv då, konstaterade han självkritiskt.

Ryssen, som är rankad 27:a i världen, vann i tie break, efter att ha haft de klassiska marginalerna på sin sida flera gånger i setet. Vid 5–4 till svensken och 30–0 i ryssens serve, tog nästa boll på linjen. Och det var bara en av fyra-fem i setet. Det skulle komma flera.
I tredje set såg ”Vinc” uträknad ut. Men vid 1–4 kom fighterhjärtat fram igen. Han gick upp till 4–4 och pressade ryssen. Klarade två matchbollar, men den tredje satt – på linjen.
– Jo, han hade onekligen turen med sig, men det har bra spelare.

Samma sak hade mentorn Hageskog uttryckt en stund tidigare. Så eleven tycks läraktig.
– Han gick direkt upp på testcykeln efter matchen, sedan han ätit några mackor. I morgon blir det lätt träning, sedan kör vi i Växjö igen, sade professor Hageskog.

Action Jackson
07-07-2005, 09:59 AM
I just realised in an article that I read that this was the 1st time that Vinci lost to Youzhny and that goes back to the junior days.

Action Jackson
07-07-2005, 10:00 AM
I will translate this one as well a bit later.

http://www.gp.se/gp/jsp/Crosslink.jsp?d=360&a=223323

Slutspelat för Vinciguerra i Båstad

BÅSTAD
Det är slutspelat för Andreas Vinciguerra i Swedish Open - men trots förlusten i andra omgången fick han positiva besked inför fortsättningen.

- Jag fick kvitto på att jag är tillbaka och det känns skönt, sade han.
Efter en jämn drabbning vann ryssen Michail Juzjnyj med 4-6, 7-6 (7-4), 7-5.

Vinciguerras comeback efter den långa skadefrånvaron gav mersmak. Länge såg det ut som om han var på väg mot kvartsfinal. Vid ledning med 1-0 i set och ställningen 6-5 i andra hade han matchboll, men Juzjnyj klarade och tvingade därefter fram ett tiebreak. Där fick Vinciguerra hela tiden jobba i underläge och Juzjnyj lyckades kvittera till 1-1 i set.

Ryssen tog sedan hem avgörande set med 7-5, efter att Vinciguerra räddat två matchbollar. Men till slut orkade svensken inte stå emot längre.

- Det är alltid tungt att förlora på det här sättet. Han fick in sina bollar när han som bäst behövde dem - men bra spelare har tur, sade Vinciguerra.
Den 24-årige skåningen var i final i Båstad både 1999 och 2000. Senast han spelade en ATP-match, före comebacken i Båstad, var i oktober 2003, efter det har han haft problem med skador.

- Det positiva är att jag spelade så pass bra mot en bra spelare och hade chansen att vinna. Det här kändes som den riktiga värdemätaren. Samtidigt var det surt att förlora eftersom jag hade matchboll.
Klara för kvartsfinal är tidigare mästaren Mariano Zabaleta, som slog spanjoren Carlos Moya med 7-6 (7-3), 6-2, och Tomas Berdych, Tjeckien, som gick segrande ur bataljen mot Nicolas Almagro, Spanien, med 4-6, 6-3, 6-4.

Tricky_Forehand
07-08-2005, 01:14 AM
Patiently waiting for those translations :)

Nathaliia
07-18-2005, 01:40 PM
anyone knows his further plans? He lost today in Amersfoort, bad news for all the bad gamblers who bet on him :(

Björki
08-05-2005, 06:50 AM
Vinci got a WC for the San Marino challenger next week.

Chloe le Bopper
08-05-2005, 06:53 AM
THanks :)

Björki
08-06-2005, 08:59 PM
San Marino

(1WC) NIEMINEN, Jarkko FIN v STARACE, Potito ITA
TUKSAR, Sasa CRO v (WC) GALIMBERTI, Giorgio ITA
Qualifier v DI MAURO, Alessio ITA
LUZZI, Federico ITA v (7) HAEHNEL, Jerome FRA

(4) MONTANES, Albert ESP v (SE) BOLELLI, Simone ITA
PORTAS, Albert ESP v BERLOCQ, Carlos ARG
BRZEZICKI, Juan Pablo ARG v GALVANI, Stefano ITA
ARMANDO, Hugo USA v (5) MANTILLA, Felix ESP

(6WC) MAYER, Florian GER v GUZMAN, Juan-Pablo ARG
LABADZE, Irakli GEO v Qualifier
(SE) JUNQUEIRA, Diego ARG v Qualifier
DLOUHY, Lukas CZE v (3) ALMAGRO, Nicolas ESP

(8) ALDI, Francesco ITA v (WC) VINCIGUERRA, Andreas SWE
VLIEGEN, Kristof BEL v MARACH, Oliver AUT
CALATRAVA, Alex ESP v ASCIONE, Thierry FRA
Qualifier v (2) HERNANDEZ, Oscar ESP

Sommarsverige
08-07-2005, 11:50 AM
Good luck Vinci :yeah:

Action Jackson
08-10-2005, 06:49 AM
Vinci won his match against Aldi 6-4 6-3 and now plays the Austrian Oliver Marach in the next round.

Kristen
08-11-2005, 03:12 AM
Oliver Marach df Andreas Vinciguerra 64 63
:woohoo::sad:

Kristen
08-15-2005, 03:37 AM
(Oliver Marach lost in the third to Alex Calatrava)

This week:
CORDENONS
Andreas Vinciguerra (SWE) vs (q)

Kristen
08-21-2005, 02:42 PM
Cordenons
Semifinal
(8)Carlos Berlocq (ARG) d. Andreas Vinciguerra (SWE) 6-3 6-4
:ras: to Carlos ;) Oliver Marach also lost his semifinal, to Haehnel. :rolleyes:

Action Jackson
08-23-2005, 01:55 PM
Vinciguerra is playing in Geneva this week and hopefully he can win at this venue, where so many good players have won, well at least ones I like anyway.

Kristen
08-23-2005, 02:20 PM
I haven't seen half of the guys in the draw, but of the ones I have seen... and I've seen Vinci (as that newspaper pic shows :lol: )...I think he has quite a decent chance. There's no reason why he shouldn't be able to kick the asses of these guys :D And, Marach is at a different tournament, so I'm all for Vinci here ;)

http://www.atptennis.com/en/common/TrackIt.asp?file=/posting/2005/471/MDS.pdf

Björki
08-23-2005, 05:49 PM
(SE)Andreas Vinciguerra (SWE) def James Auckland (GBR) 6-7 6-3 6-0 :yeah:

Sommarsverige
08-23-2005, 08:40 PM
Vinci :bigclap:

Kristen
08-24-2005, 12:04 AM
That tiebreak is so typical :lol:
Kom igen!!

Action Jackson
08-24-2005, 07:43 AM
Now Vinci plays Steve Darcis and time to beat this Belgian and make a solid performance here, he hasn't won 2 matches in a row yet on the tour.

BTW BjörkmanG could you celebrate Marach victories in the Austrian forum please. http://apolyton.net/forums/images/smilies/nono.gif

Yes, I'd like to say I am trying to put my foot down, but it's not working, lol.

Action Jackson
08-24-2005, 07:50 AM
http://www.svd.se/images/ettan2004/041011/VINCIGUERRA_339.jpg

jmgsdoubsprtnr
08-24-2005, 06:28 PM
interesting tattoo....

Nathaliia
08-24-2005, 10:33 PM
i always post somewhere around pics with Swedish players i get, so Robert Lindstedt is the first from the left
http://nathaliia.myphotoalbum.com/view_photo.php?set_albumName=album02&id=f11

Action Jackson
08-25-2005, 08:45 AM
Vinci won 6-4 6-3 and is in the quarter finals and plays Argentine Patriarca in the next match, heia Vinci.

Kristen
08-25-2005, 12:12 PM
How do you feel about a possible semi against Oscar Hernandez? The woulda, coulda, shoulda been Wimbledon finalist? :lol:

I will try to remember to keep my marach cheering in the appropriate section :hehe:
Very impressed with the quality of the smiley you used. I contemplated quoting you so it would be immortalised on mtf. ;)

Action Jackson
08-25-2005, 12:16 PM
How do you feel about a possible semi against Oscar Hernandez? The woulda, coulda, shoulda been Wimbledon finalist? :lol:


Oscar will win it next year and I love the fact he's playing a clay challenger before playing the US Open. Well for Vinci he has been showing some good form and just hope he can continue it and being the tennis fan I am. I have been to this place years ago, when it used to be an ATP tournament and I'd love if he could win, but he has to get past the QF's.

I will try to remember to keep my marach cheering in the appropriate section :hehe:
Very impressed with the quality of the smiley you used. I contemplated quoting you so it would be immortalised on mtf. ;)

That smiley will be used a lot more, though on GM mostly.

Sommarsverige
09-10-2005, 11:11 PM
And here are some Vinci pics from Båstad ;)

Kristen
09-11-2005, 02:02 PM
BIRTE! :hug: You legend, you!
We are soo going to a tennis tournament one day. 2007ish, Europe. Name the tournament, I am there (finances pending). You too Siobhan! And Peggy... all of you. Woo! As long as vinci is there :)

Sommarsverige
09-12-2005, 02:08 PM
BIRTE! :hug: You legend, you!
We are soo going to a tennis tournament one day. 2007ish, Europe. Name the tournament, I am there (finances pending). You too Siobhan! And Peggy... all of you. Woo! As long as vinci is there :)

Kristen, I will be there then :hug:
So you won´t have the chance to come already next year :confused:
But anyway, I will definitely look forward to it, whenever it will be :) And maybe we could make a meeting with some of the girls from the Swedes forum, would be so much fun ;)

Björki
09-12-2005, 02:24 PM
Kristen would it be Bastad or Stockholm then?
would be nice to meet you again :)

Action Jackson
09-12-2005, 02:27 PM
Vinci plays Ruben Ramirez-Hidalgo for a place in the main draw in Bucharest, time to finish the job now.

Sommarsverige
09-12-2005, 03:34 PM
Thanks for the news, George :)
Would be great if Vinci made it to the main draw !!!

Action Jackson
09-12-2005, 03:37 PM
Vinci lost to Ramirez-Hidalgo 6-1 3-6 6-1.

Bad luck Vinci, keep playing those challengers, the rewards will come soon enough.

Nathaliia
09-12-2005, 07:05 PM
Kristen, I will be there then :hug:
So you won´t have the chance to come already next year :confused:
But anyway, I will definitely look forward to it, whenever it will be :) And maybe we could make a meeting with some of the girls from the Swedes forum, would be so much fun ;)
Geez you are talking about the future and today I was kinda informed I'll have to prepare informations about players coming to PeKao Open Szczecin challenger next week. Vinci got a WC for quallies, I'm honest with you, I've never liked this guy too much or something (esp. after Bastad 2005 heh out of personal reasons :angel: ) but now I think the interview with him would be a good idea because he almost retired and now he's coming back and who knows, maybe one day he'll be on top.

What I need is a brief info about all his health problems, maybe any links??? The earth is shaking beneath my feet, I need interesting subjects... I even started a thread in general messages but I looked through the topics, all are about Federer or Agassi so I don't suppose anyone would be interested in a challenger and I know you can help me plz...

yours, Nathii

Sommarsverige
09-12-2005, 08:48 PM
Nathii, I have already read your thread in GM and think it sounds very interesting ;)

Unfortunately I can´t help you that much concerning his injuries, but I could do a search if anyone else couldn´t help... But I am quite sure that George can help you with more information about Vinci :)

And btw, I am still wondering what these personal reasons (why you have something against Vinci) could be :scratch:

Action Jackson
09-12-2005, 08:52 PM
It was because Vinci beat Ryderstedt in Båstad those are the personal reasons.

Nathaliia
09-12-2005, 09:28 PM
heh :) He's correct :) But it was a joke, I can't dislike a player only because he defeats my favourite, however when I was few years younger I hated all players winning with Rios.

Sommarsverige
09-12-2005, 09:47 PM
heh :) He's correct :) But it was a joke, I can't dislike a player only because he defeats my favourite, however when I was few years younger I hated all players winning with Rios.

Nathii, it was a joke by me as well, maybe I should have put the ;) smile
As I have seen the match myself, I knew directly what you meant as I have also figured out who could be your fave player ;)

Nathaliia
09-12-2005, 10:46 PM
BTW i calmed down a bit, got few good ideas for questions, found info about Vinci on atp website (reflex... yeah) and i'm kinda looking forward but i can't say i'm not scared for few reasons. hopefully everything will be the way i imagine it and want it to be.

jmgsdoubsprtnr
09-13-2005, 04:05 AM
BIRTE! :hug: You legend, you!
We are soo going to a tennis tournament one day. 2007ish, Europe. Name the tournament, I am there (finances pending). You too Siobhan! And Peggy... all of you. Woo! As long as vinci is there :)
OH! it would be AWESOME to go to a tourney with all the swedish fans! i would be worried for the health of the players though! :p

Kristen
09-13-2005, 07:03 AM
Nathaliia::That's so cool that you'll be interviewing them :) I wonder if you'll see Oliver Marach :scratch: lol... I wonder if you'll like him when you see him. He plays Mariusz today :lol: I'm sure you'll do just fine, whatever you ask them. They'll no doubt be glad to have a real conversation with an educated tennis fan, unlike those questions you posted about in the GM thread (I don't think many people on GM would know what a challenger is :tape: They certainly wouldn't know of the players in them)

Birte: Nah, my money tree isn't fully grown yet, so I have to wait til then ;) Hopefully then, my tax return / earnings will be enough to get me to the UK and get a bit of work over there :) Wimbledon is a MUST-SEE!!! I don't care about the stupidity of a lot of it, I want a grass tournament. THE grass tournament. :drool:Wimbledon:drool:

Alison: LOL It would be a lot of fun eh :) It was cool meeting up with many of the pimsters this year, but would also be great to meet others...and in Sweden :eek: *faints*

Peggy: It would depend on how far I can stretch my finances, but I would prefer Stockholm, for some reason... lol :yeah:

Nathaliia
09-13-2005, 08:41 PM
anyways he's in Swedish team for DC, i've read... so... no interview... and i feel again like going for anything

Kristen
09-14-2005, 08:29 AM
:woohoo:
I got a new job today :) Well, not really new... more like "another" job! Same stuff, waitressing, but it's closer to home and apparently there is a lot of work there. Only thing is, I need to plait my hair or put it in a bun. I NEVER do that! AND I've got it layered, so it'll look sooo dodgy :rolleyes: lol... but it's money, and Money = trip to Europe.

Kristen
09-20-2005, 04:31 AM
The heat and humidity Monday forced members of the Swedish Davis Cup tennis team to skip the evening practice, ahead of the world group playoff tie here Friday.
"Andreas (Vinciguerra) is suffering from dehydration and has consequently come down with cramps. The humidity here is much more than what we are used to," said Sweden's Davis Cup non-playing captain Mats Wilander.

"We will have to drink lots of fluids and my aim will be to keep the players in shape," said the former world No. 1. Wilander was, however, happy that the team was finally able to get some practice under its belt on grass courts - the surface on which the tie will be played - Monday morning.

Owing to rains that lashed Delhi, the team was only able to practise on hard courts so far, until they practised at the National Sports Club of India Monday morning.

The Indian team, on the other hand, had two sessions of practice.

Sommarsverige
09-23-2005, 11:14 PM
I have just seen this pic of Vinci :mad: I just say: Pim Pim can take advice concerning his hair from whoever he wants, but please not from Vinci :worship:

http://www.daviscup.com/shared/medialibrary/image/playerprofile/DC_4466_playerprofile.JPG

Sommarsverige
09-23-2005, 11:16 PM
Okay, here is the pic directly...

Can anyone please tell me how I get the pic directly in the text?? If I don´t want to post as attachment. Please tell me how it works :worship:

jmgsdoubsprtnr
09-24-2005, 01:39 AM
right click on the image and go to properties, highlight the whole address (URL) and copy it. then put the address (URL) between these (put address here) and it should work. (no space between the ]and[ and the address though)
http://www.daviscup.com/shared/medialibrary/image/playerprofile/DC_4466_playerprofile.JPG

jmgsdoubsprtnr
09-24-2005, 01:40 AM
you are right about the hairstyle though Birte! :lol:
love your avatar too! :hearts:

Kristen
09-24-2005, 03:32 AM
:haha: Vinci, you studmuffin! Although I hate the skinhead look, and prefer him with hair, I don't 100% dislike this look :scratch: I dislike the pale scalp, but it makes his eyes stand out a lot more :hearts: and I'm glad he didn't shave his face/ head entirely. Or... I may have to ditch him til it grew back.

Hope they put him in :)

Kristen
09-26-2005, 10:06 AM
http://www.deccanherald.com/deccanherald/sep232005/img/10.jpg

Action Jackson
09-26-2005, 12:25 PM
Bald is beautiful and it will grow back eventually, the heat must have been too much.

jmgsdoubsprtnr
09-26-2005, 08:26 PM
http://www.deccanherald.com/deccanherald/sep232005/img/10.jpg
for a second, it looked like vinci had a mo-hawk. :scared: then i realized it was just jonas standing behind him :lol:

Aphex
10-08-2005, 05:04 PM
Vince is out for two months from a knee injury.

Sommarsverige
10-08-2005, 07:28 PM
Vince is out for two months from a knee injury.

Oh no, this can´t be true :( I was already wondering why did not receive the last WC for Stockholm

Björki
10-08-2005, 11:08 PM
Poor Vinci :(

Aphex
10-09-2005, 07:05 AM
Sorry it was foot injury. But still :sad:

Kristen
10-09-2005, 08:24 AM
:hug: Get well soon Mr Vinciguerra! :wavey:

Action Jackson
12-23-2005, 02:18 PM
http://www.clicksmilies.com/s0105/party/party-smiley-048.gif

Vinci is on the qualie list for the AO and that is great, just hope he is there in a few weeks.

Kristen
12-25-2005, 06:09 AM
DIES (in a good way)

Apparently Alex Popp is off the ALT/main draw list for AO (on SteveG) so, this is good news/compensation for me. Alex Popp to me, is like Magnus Norman was to my mate Christina.... slowly after injury/injury/injury...his career is going out the window/door/tennis court :sad: but... KOM IGEN VINCI!!!!! :D:D:D:D

Björki
01-11-2006, 09:02 AM
Vinci is playing AO qualy :)
http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/scores/draws/qs/qsdraw.pdf

Vinciguerra vs Meffert

Björki
01-12-2006, 07:21 AM
VInci lost 1-6, 4-6 :(

Kristen
01-15-2006, 08:31 AM
He picked up his game a bit in the second, and things were getting better, but more work is needed. Still, it's so great just to have him playing again. I spoke to Magnus (Larsson) pre-match, and he said Vinci was happy to be back on the court, and wanted to get back into it. Kom igen!! Get your ass onto the challenger tour! :hug:

Kristen
01-27-2006, 04:27 AM
Photos from Vinci's qualifying match in Melbourne.

Sommarsverige
01-27-2006, 09:43 PM
Thanks for the pics, Kristen :hug:

Kristen
03-14-2006, 01:23 PM
Vinci is in the Sarajevo Challenger this week :yeah: playing against Stefan Wauters, after qualifying into the event :hatoff:
http://www.saopen.ba/2006/downloads/X.pdf

Kristen
03-16-2006, 09:31 AM
Vinci df Wauters 64 64
Next up (round two) is Dominik Meffert, the German who defeated him in the Aus Open qualifying. Meffert df Elseneer 76(2) 62 in his first round match here.

Kristen
03-16-2006, 11:56 PM
Vinci df Meffert!!!!! 64 36 62!
He plays Dieter Kindlmann next.

I feel like he won the tournament :lol:
Here he is with Mr. Dupuis
http://www.saopen.ba/2006/photos/Day_03%20029.jpg

Action Jackson
03-17-2006, 10:41 AM
Vinci df Meffert!!!!! 64 36 62!
He plays Dieter Kindlmann next.

I feel like he won the tournament :lol:
Here he is with Mr. Dupuis
http://www.saopen.ba/2006/photos/Day_03%20029.jpg

Hahaha, love that photo and Vinci better stay off the juice until after he finishes playing this week.

Good to see he turned around that loss in the AO qualies and lykke til.

Nathaliia
03-17-2006, 07:18 PM
he made semis :wavey:

so was it the info that woke you up on Saturday? ;)

Kristen
03-18-2006, 02:58 AM
Vinci df Kindlmann 76(3) 64

Semifinal:
Vinciguerra vs Uebel

There are no seeds left in the draw.

I'm still pissed off with Bozoljac for still being in the draw after retiring from his last singles match at 06, 1-5 in the last two sets. Can we say :retard: ?

((I think I saved the photo of Vinci on my USB, so if it doesn't reappear on the Sarajevo website, I'll attach it somewhere. I miss his hair))

Action Jackson
03-18-2006, 04:38 PM
Vinci is through to the final and he won 6-4 2-6 7-6(4). It seemed like it was a very tough match, but he came through and got the W.

Good luck in the final.

Kristen
03-19-2006, 07:03 AM
Tiebreaks eh... Must be the Italian coming through in him.

Andreas Beck in the final. Fingers crossed.

Tricky_Forehand
03-19-2006, 07:34 AM
This has been an awesome, awesome week for Vinci. I almost couldn't wait this week to check Sarajevo results to see his name placed in the next round.

Whatever happens tomorrow...this week was AWESOME!! :woohoo: :dance:

Kristen
03-20-2006, 04:17 AM
Beck wins the title... 26 76(1) 76(6) :hatoff: to both guys :D

Here's that picture with Dupuis :)

Action Jackson
03-20-2006, 04:27 AM
It was a great week for Vinci, though leading a set and a break I would hope that he was able to hold. The facts are he is on court again and hopefully he can build on this performance.

Tricky_Forehand
03-20-2006, 08:54 AM
Agree with you 100% :)

Action Jackson
03-21-2006, 09:05 AM
He is playing in the Barletta challenger on the clay and got through as a special exemption and plays that piece of crap Portas.

(5)Albert Portas (ESP) vs (SE)Andreas Vinciguerra (SWE)
Jean-Rene Lisnard (MON) vs Melle van Gemerden (NED)
Daniel Gimeno Traver (ESP) vs (WC)Gianluca Naso (ITA)
(2)Potito Starace (ITA) vs (q)

Tricky_Forehand
03-21-2006, 11:33 PM
I was just checking updates for Barletta on the ATP site and Wed.'s OP shows that Vinci will finish his match tomorrow and he is down 4-6 2 ALL. I hope he can come back but last week was a hell of a lot of work for him. *crossing fingers*

Kristen
03-22-2006, 04:40 AM
So that means rain, or something? I was a bit confused because it says Portas b. Vinci. If only I knew the Italian version of 'Portas LEADS Vinci'. Don't lose, Andreas :sad:

Action Jackson
03-23-2006, 06:48 AM
The match is unfinished at the moment and so this rain delay can help Vinci focus and then take the match, though he will have to play again in the same day, if he wins.

Tricky_Forehand
03-24-2006, 12:26 AM
I checked the result and he lost 4-6 6-7(9 or 7?, can't remember) so it sounds like he came back strong before he lost.

Björki
06-06-2006, 07:23 AM
Vinci is back :D

Furth, Germany

(1)Florian Mayer (GER) vs Stefan Wauters (BEL)
Filip Prpic (SWE) vs Hugo Armando (USA)
Sasa Tuksar (CRO) vs Nicolas Devilder (FRA)
Jan Vacek (CZE) vs (6)Ivan Navarro Pastor (ESP)

(4)Teimuraz Gabashvili (RUS) vs Vasilis Mazarakis (GRE)
Jan Mertl (CZE) vs Adrian Garcia (CHI)
Werner Eschauer (AUT) vs Benjamin Balleret (MON)
Marc Sieber (GER) vs (8)Santiago Gonzalez (MEX)

(7)Evgeny Korolev (RUS) vs Victor Crivoi (ROM)
Benjamin Becker (GER) vs Roko Karanusic (CRO)
Torsten Popp (GER) vs Andreas Vinciguerra (SWE)
Lamine Ouahab (ALG) vs (3)Jiri Vanek (CZE)

(5)Tomas Behrend (GER) vs Ernest Gulbis (LAT)
Daniel Gimeno (ESP) vs Noam Okun (ISR)
Tobias Summerer (GER) vs Dustin Brown (JAM)
David Thurner (GER) vs (2)Simon Greul (GER)

Sommarsverige
06-06-2006, 07:27 AM
That is great :yeah:
Thanks for posting the good news, Peggy :hug:

Tricky_Forehand
06-07-2006, 12:31 AM
He played 3 good matches to get through Quallies but lost in MD 1st rnd :sad:

Kristen
06-12-2006, 09:55 AM
Lugano challenger - Switzerland (aka Sweden, for some people).

Qualifying
R1 Andreas Vinciguerra d (WC) Yannick Thomet SUI 6/4 6/1
R2 Andreas Vinciguerra d Hugo Armando (USA) 16 63 ret.
R3 Andreas Vinciguerra vs Leonardo Azzaro (ITA)

If he makes it, he will face either
(1)Potito Starace ITA
(WC) Alex Calatrava
(5) Guillermo Garcia-Lopez ESP
(2) Marcos Daniel BRA

Kristen
06-12-2006, 04:25 PM
Leonardo Azzaro (ITA) d. Andreas Vinciguerra (SWE) 6-3 6-4

Tricky_Forehand
06-13-2006, 01:25 AM
:sad: SO close AGAIN!!

Action Jackson
06-13-2006, 07:58 AM
Here is something that I found in passing.

http://www.skanetennis.com/Pirres/2002/Semi/Bilder/108-0865_IMG.jpg

Kristen
06-13-2006, 08:52 AM
Thanks GWH! Second from left reminds me a little of Christian Johansson.
Is this like the Kalle Anka Cup or something to that effect? Vinci's old club?

Action Jackson
06-19-2006, 11:40 AM
Here are some old pics.

http://media.hd.se/2006/02/17/125403/large/swedish_open.jpg

http://media.hd.se/2006/02/17/125403/large/prb_tennis_vinciguerra.jpg

Kristen
07-04-2006, 04:16 PM
Cleaning my computer again... I found these photos, most of which don't seem to be in this thread.

I think he qualified in Biella this week (Italian Challenger) :yeah: defeating Dellacqua. woo!

Tricky_Forehand
07-05-2006, 12:26 AM
He actually got in as a LL but what's the diff :)

He almost looks like Gaston in that 4th pic...

Kristen
07-05-2006, 07:56 AM
Great, now I will have to associate Gaston with someone goodlooking :ras: ;) (haha, yes I know I'm in the minority here :))

Björki
07-05-2006, 08:06 AM
Vinci got a WC in Båstad :)

Action Jackson
07-05-2006, 04:59 PM
Vinci got a WC in Båstad :)

That's old news Björki. He has a permanent WC at Båstad, if his ranking isn't good enough or is fit to play.

Vinci defeated Cheech Marin 6-2 6-4 and now plays Volandri in the next round.

Björki
07-05-2006, 05:55 PM
GWH but why he was not on list if it was for sure?
however at least you told me.

Tricky_Forehand
07-06-2006, 12:34 AM
Vinci defeated Cheech Marin 6-2 6-4 and now plays Volandri in the next round.

Good news!! I haven't had a chance to check the results today so this was great to see.

Thanks, GWH.

Action Jackson
07-06-2006, 10:16 AM
Good news!! I haven't had a chance to check the results today so this was great to see.

Thanks, GWH.

He plays no serve Volandri now, but at least he has some matches before he plays at home.

Tricky_Forehand
07-07-2006, 11:39 PM
Vinci def. Volandri 6-0 3-6 7-6(5)

Way to use the LL :yeah:

:woohoo: :woohoo:

Action Jackson
07-08-2006, 03:27 PM
Vinci defeated Guzman 6-4 6-4 and now plays Ivo Minar in the semis.

Action Jackson
07-08-2006, 04:45 PM
Vinciguerra is playing Lukas "Dropshot" Dlouhy in the 1st round in Båstad.

DAVYDENKO, Nikolay RUS (1) vs MARTIN, Alberto ESP
MINAR, Ivo CZE vs Qualifier
MASSU, Nicolas CHI vs ZABALETA, Mariano ARG
ACASUSO, Jose ARG vs CORIA, Guillermo ARG (7)

BERDYCH, Tomas CZE (3) vs ALMAGRO, Nicolas ESP
Qualifier vs CALLERI, Agustin ARG
PASHANSKI, Boris SCG vs SÖDERLING, Robin SWE
Qualifier vs FERRER, David ESP (5)

FERRERO, Juan Carlos ESP (8) vs ELESKOVIC, Ervin SWE (WC)
MARACH, Oliver AUT vs PRPIC, Filip SWE (WC)
VINCIGUERRA, Andreas SWE (WC) vs DLOUHY, Lukas CZE
CHELA, Juan Ignacio ARG vs NIEMINEN, Jarkko FIN (4)

JOHANSSON, Thomas SWE (6) vs HORNA, Luis PER
Qualifier vs SERRA, Florent FRA
BJÖRKMAN, Jonas SWE vs WASKE, Alexander GER
SIMON, Gilles FRA vs ROBREDO, Tommy ESP (2)

Kristen
07-08-2006, 05:00 PM
Vinciguerra is playing Lukas "Dropshot" Dlouhy in the 1st round in Båstad.

DAVYDENKO, Nikolay RUS (1) vs MARTIN, Alberto ESP
MINAR, Ivo CZE vs Qualifier
MASSU, Nicolas CHI vs ZABALETA, Mariano ARG
ACASUSO, Jose ARG vs CORIA, Guillermo ARG (7)

BERDYCH, Tomas CZE (3) vs ALMAGRO, Nicolas ESP
Qualifier vs CALLERI, Agustin ARG
PASHANSKI, Boris SCG vs SÖDERLING, Robin SWE
Qualifier vs FERRER, David ESP (5)

FERRERO, Juan Carlos ESP (8) vs ELESKOVIC, Ervin SWE (WC)
MARACH, Oliver AUT vs PRPIC, Filip SWE (WC)
VINCIGUERRA, Andreas SWE (WC) vs DLOUHY, Lukas CZE
CHELA, Juan Ignacio ARG vs NIEMINEN, Jarkko FIN (4)

JOHANSSON, Thomas SWE (6) vs HORNA, Luis PER
Qualifier vs SERRA, Florent FRA
BJÖRKMAN, Jonas SWE vs WASKE, Alexander GER
SIMON, Gilles FRA vs ROBREDO, Tommy ESP (2)This is fantastic news! Of course, he will have to lose in the third round, if not second :angel::bolt:

Seriously though, it's great to have him in the main draw of an ATP event, and he's got a not-too-decent opponent:yeah:

Action Jackson
07-08-2006, 05:03 PM
This is fantastic news! Of course, he will have to lose in the third round, if not second :angel::bolt:

Seriously though, it's great to have him in the main draw of an ATP event, and he's got a not-too-decent opponent:yeah:

Well yes after this, he will be back in the challengers, At the same time Båstad loves Vinci and there will be some articles around during this time and once I find them, I will translate them.

Tricky_Forehand
07-09-2006, 12:16 AM
Unless i'm more out of the loop then I thought, I'm feeling pretty confident about Vinci's first round :).

I tried to add him to my ATP Fantasy League team for some good karma but he's not ranked high enough yet. Is he in the 200s now? Or lower? It's been a few months since I checked.

About the SFs... :woohoo: :woohoo:

Tricky_Forehand
07-09-2006, 12:20 AM
I guess I should've checked before I posted. :sad:

He lost to Minar 6-4 1-6 0-6

Looking forward to the articles GWH :yeah:

Action Jackson
07-12-2006, 03:59 PM
A pic from the match and I will translate the articles tomorrow.

http://sydsvenskan.se/multimedia/archive/00042/400-ptiandreas_42440a.jpg

Tricky_Forehand
07-12-2006, 05:46 PM
Thank you :)

Action Jackson
07-14-2006, 08:22 AM
http://sydsvenskan.se/sport/article171260.ece

Andreas Vinciguerra är ute ur Båstadtennisen. "Vinc" förlorade med 3–6, 2–6 mot tjecken Lukas Dlouhy.

BÅSTAD. Det märktes tydligt att Andreas Vinciguerra nu varit borta från topptennisen alltför länge. Det "spring i benen" som var hans styrka fanns inte där längre, tjeckens ideliga stoppbollar gav utdelning, "Vinc" blev för sen.

Ändå är det möjligen så att med rejäl matchning, kan svensken göra en hyfsad come back på touren, men samtidigt måste han då se till att besegra många unga, hungriga spelare på vägen i olika Challengerturneringar och frågan är om kroppen håller för det.

Båstadpubliken gjorde allt för att stötta den populäre skåningen i inledningen och det började också ganska hyfsat, men ett servegenombrott räckte för setseger för tjecken. Vinciguerra hade några hyfsade lägen, men hade en alltför stor felprocent i sina slag.

Samtidigt är Dlouhy en stabil topp 100-spelare och gjorde inte särskilt många misstag. Tvärtom, bröt han "Vinc" serve två gånger i andra set och det stod ganska tidigt klart att det skulle bli respass för Vinciguerra, som med steg lämnade centercourten direkt.


Vinciguerra too rusty

Vinciguerra is out of the Båstad tennis. Vinci lost 6-3 6-2 against Czech Lukas Dlouhy

Båstad: It was noticeable early that Andreas Vinciguerra has been away from the top level for too long. The spring in his step which was his strongest thing isn't there any more and the Czech's dropshots gave dividends, Vinci got there too late.

Nevertheless, is it possible that to see serious match the Swede can make a decent comeback on the tour, but at the same time he must see that to defeat many of the young and hungery players in different Challenger events and the question is whether his body will hold up.

The Båstad public did everything to support the popular Scanian in the beginning and it started fairly decently also, but a service break was enough to win the set for the Czech. Vinciguerra had some decent chances, but made too many unforced errors in his groundstrokes.

At the same time Dlouhy is a stable top 100 player and didn't make that many errors. On the contrary he broke "Vinc"s serve twice in the second set and it was fairly clear early on that Vinciguerra will be dismissed, as he slipped out of centre court instantly

Tricky_Forehand
07-14-2006, 09:01 AM
Thank you for posting that. As expected, not the most positive article but it could've been worse.

Action Jackson
07-14-2006, 09:22 AM
From the ToJo interview with the same paper.

Om Thomas är på väg att ge upp, så vägrar Andreas Vinciguerra. Även om han borde tvivla efter ett mediokert framträdande mot Lukas Dlouhy från Tjeckien, 0–2 och snabbt uttåg ur Båstad.
– Det är bara att glömma den här dagen så fort som möjligt. Det är klart att jag är väldigt besviken.

If Thomas is on the way out, so Andreas Vinciguerra refuses. Even though he should have doubts after a mediocre performance against Lukas Dlouhy the Czech losing in straight sets and took the fast train out of Båstad.

"I want to forget this day as quickly as possible. It's obvious that I am very disappointed."

Action Jackson
07-17-2006, 10:11 PM
Vinci qualified for Amersfoort and now plays Massu.

Tricky_Forehand
07-18-2006, 07:45 AM
Stating the obvious but...that's a REALLY bad draw!! :(

Action Jackson
07-26-2006, 06:25 PM
Vinciguerra has made the QFs of the Tampere Challenger and he either plays Florian Mayer or Brzizecki.

Action Jackson
08-05-2006, 10:11 AM
Vinci has made the semis in Trani and this is good and I think he can be back in the top 200 soon if he keeps this up.

He now plays Galvani and he has already defeated Junquiera and Gonzalez who were both seeded in this event.

Action Jackson
08-06-2006, 10:06 AM
Vinci got a SE to the San Marino challenger and plays the form player Jan Hajek in the 1st round and will be tough for him coming off a final in Trani.

(1)VOLANDRI, Filippo ITA vs VASSALLO ARGUELLO, Martin ARG
HAEHNEL, Jerome FRA vs FRAILE, Gorka ESP
(WC)EL AYNAOUI, Younes MAR vs (WC)BALLERET, Benjamin MON
MARIN, Juan Antonio CRC vs (6)DI MAURO, Alessio ITA

(3)HAJEK, Jan CZE vs (SE)VINCIGUERRA, Andreas SWE
Qualifier vs MINAR, Ivo CZE
Qualifier vs Qualifier
SABAU, Razvan ROM vs (5)MONTANES, Albert ESP

(8)ROITMAN, Sergio ARG vs (SE)SANTOS-GONZALEZ, Pablo ESP
(WC)GALIMBERTI, Giorgio ITA vs BOZOLJAC, Ilia SCG
HARTFIELD, Diego ARG vs ECONOMIDIS, Konstantinos GRE
(PR)GUZMAN, Juan-Pablo ARG vs (4)MARACH, Oliver AUT

(7)VANEK, Jiri CZE vs BOLELLI, Simone ITA
Qualifier vs ASCIONE, Thierry FRA
(WC)LUZZI, Federico ITA vs GALVANI, Stefano ITA
KOUBEK, Stefan AUT vs (2)PASHANSKI, Boris SCG

Action Jackson
08-06-2006, 10:06 AM
He made the final defeating Galvani 6-2 5-7 6-2 and now plays Guzman in the final.

Heja Vinci.

Björki
08-06-2006, 10:13 AM
Vinci :bounce:

Action Jackson
08-08-2006, 09:06 AM
Vinci lost in the final to Guzman 7-6 (1) in the final and now he is ranked #193, keep going up Vinci.

Action Jackson
08-09-2006, 09:19 AM
Vinci won against the tough Hajek 7-6 (3) 6-3 and is continuing his great form and hope he can be in the latter stages of this event in San Marino.

Super-Fabio
08-09-2006, 10:06 AM
great win Andreas!

I'm italian, but we have the same surname :)

My name is Alessio Vinciguerra.....FORZA ANDREAS! :D :D

Tricky_Forehand
08-09-2006, 06:01 PM
I knew about Vinci's final score but I didn't know that his ranking had improved so much :woohoo: :woohoo:

I really hope that he has another great week!

Super-Fabio
08-10-2006, 09:57 PM
Andreas def. Jeanpierre 6-3 6-2 in the second round :woohoo:

Action Jackson
08-11-2006, 05:27 AM
Vinci now plays dickhead Montanes in the QF and this is a very winnable match for him and hope he can finally win a challenger soon.

Kristen
08-11-2006, 08:43 AM
Has anyone else noticed what a superb signature Super-Fabio has? ;) LOL

Kom igen Vinci... continue to kick ass... (Maybe if he can channel Tomas Berdych during the match?) :woohoo:

Tricky_Forehand
08-12-2006, 02:18 AM
He made it to another QF, at least :woohoo:

Go Vinci!! :bounce:

Kristen
08-14-2006, 05:17 AM
Cordenons Challenger, Italy.

Vinci's half of the draw...

(1)(WC)Albert Montanes (ESP) vs Marcelo Charpentier (ARG)
Mathieu Montcourt (FRA) vs Nicolas Thomann (FRA)
Stephane Robert (FRA) vs Carlos Cuadrado (ESP)
(8)Gorka Fraile (ESP) vs Frederico Gil (POR)

(3)Juan Antonio Marin (CRC) vs (q)Marco Crugnola (ITA)
Cristian Villagran (ARG) vs Marc Lopez (ESP)
Maximo Gonzalez (ARG) vs Andreas Vinciguerra (SWE)
(7)Oscar Hernandez (ESP) vs (q)Alexander Dolgopolov (UKR)

Super-Fabio
08-14-2006, 10:29 AM
Good luck Andreas!!! :yippee:

Action Jackson
08-17-2006, 02:06 PM
Vinciguerra def. Dolgopolov 6-0 6-1 and is through to the QFs of the Cordenons Challenger, this is the guy who beat future Wimbledon champ Oscar Hernandez. I hope he can keep up the solid results so far.

Action Jackson
08-18-2006, 05:23 PM
Vinci defeated Marc Lopez 6-3 7-6 and is through to the semi finals against Montcourt and he should be able to handle him and make another final

Kom igjen Vinci.

Super-Fabio
08-18-2006, 07:37 PM
:banana:

Sommarsverige
08-18-2006, 09:59 PM
Great news George :yeah:
Kom igen Vinci :)

Action Jackson
08-20-2006, 11:59 AM
Vinci lost to Montcourt in 3 sets and on the face of it, this is a bad loss considering the form he is and the players that Vinci has beaten recently. He had a good chance to make the final and win this event, but came up short. Just hope the big Greek Economidis can take it now.

At least there will be another small progression up the rankings now and that's good.

Kristen
08-20-2006, 12:35 PM
:D Great news that he is moving in the right direction now :hatoff:
Thanks GWH. Fingers crossed for the next tournament.

Action Jackson
08-20-2006, 12:42 PM
Here is the MD for the next event in Italy.

(1)Flavio Cipolla (ITA) vs Juan Pablo Brzezicki (ARG)
Damian Patriarca (ARG) vs Q
Francesco Aldi (ITA) vs Q
Gabriel Moraru (ROM) vs (7)Andreas Vinciguerra (SWE)

(4)Ivan Navarro Pastor (ESP) vs Marco Mirnegg (AUT)
Stephane Robert (FRA) vs Christian Villagran (ARG)
Andrea Falgheri (ITA) vs Q
Marcel Goodman (USA) vs (6)Mathieu Montcourt (FRA)

(5)Gorka Fraile (ESP) vs Q
Santiago Ventura (ESP) vs Jan Masik (CZE)
Marcelo Charpentier (ARG) vs Victor Crivoi (ROM)
Claudio Rizzo (ITA) vs (3)Maximo Gonzalez (ARG)

(8)Daniel Gimeno Traver (ESP) vs Pablo Santos Gonzalez (ESP)
Juan Martin Aranguren (ARG) vs Marco Pedrini (ITA)
Antonio Pastorino (ARG) vs Adrian Garcia (CHI)
Adrian Ungur (ROM) vs (2)Frederico Gil (POR)

Kristen
08-20-2006, 01:37 PM
An aesthetically pleasing draw. (The longer I go without tennis, the more superficial I get...I think)

I'd like to see Vinci, Mirnegg, Crivoi and Gimeno Traver in the semi's. Sadly, I am dreaming.

PS. Thanks for locating another Austrian for me! ;)

Tricky_Forehand
08-21-2006, 08:57 AM
Another great week for Vinci :yeah:

I know it's stupid but I smile seeing him being seeded in Challengers :)

Action Jackson
08-24-2006, 03:37 PM
Vinci won his 2nd round match 6-4 6-3 and is in the QFs, now he has to push forward and make the final and win this tournament like he is capable of.

Action Jackson
08-26-2006, 09:44 AM
Vinci defeted Brzezicki and gets his chance to give Montcourt the beat down he should have done last week.

Action Jackson
08-27-2006, 08:41 AM
Vinci got revenge on Montcourt 7-6 7-6 and is another final against Chilean Adrian Garcia and now it's time to get the W this time around.

Tricky_Forehand
08-27-2006, 05:32 PM
HE WON!!!!!!!

Vinci def. Garcia 7-6(3) 6-1

:woohoo: :dance: :woohoo: :dance:

Super-Fabio
08-27-2006, 05:38 PM
ANDREAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :banana:

Björki
08-27-2006, 05:41 PM
well done Vincy :yeah:

enqvistfan
08-27-2006, 07:43 PM
Congrats Andreas :yeah:
Sorry Adrian :hug:

Kristen
08-28-2006, 06:42 AM
:woohoo: Vinci kicked arse (ass)!

Action Jackson
08-28-2006, 11:18 AM
http://img352.imageshack.us/img352/3165/mexwav4ys.gif to Vinci finally after so long he has won a title.

Action Jackson
08-28-2006, 12:39 PM
http://tv4.se/sport/485615.html

Vinciguerras första vinst på sex år

Andreas Vinciguerra är en vinnare igen. På söndagen tog skåningen sin första titel sedan 2000.
Segern i italienska Manerbios grusturnering kommer i skuggan av US Open och det var förvisso bara en challengerturnering, snäppet under ATP-touren, men för Vinciguerra var den högst betydelsefull. 7-6, 6-1 mot chilenaren Adrian Garcia i finalen, betydde att han i tredje finalen i år tog hem sin första titel. Den var också hans första sedan säsongen 2000.

- Det var kul, min tennis har gått framåt den senaste tiden, jag har fått mycket matcher i kroppen men jag känner samtidigt att jag kan bli ännu bättre, säger den skadedrabbade skåningen till TT.

Vinciguerra som började året rankad 409:a kommer tack vare framgången att klättra ytterligare ett 20-tal placeringar från 183:e till omkring 155:e plats, på nästa veckas rankinglista.

Hans framgångar de senaste veckorna är också av högsta betydelse för svensk tennis. Han får nu ses som ett självskrivet kort som en av de två svenska singelspelarna i Davis Cup-mötet på bortaplan mot Brasilien på just grus, en match som Sverige måste vinna för att hålla sig kvar i elitdivisionen.

- Jag har pratat med Jocke Nyström (assisterande Davis Cup-kaptenen) om den här matchen och det är också därför jag valde att i stället för att kvala till US Open, spela grusturneringar i Italien. Jag vill gärna spela i Davis Cup och det här är en match som vi ska vinna.


Publicerad den 27 augusti 2006 19:45
TT



English Translation:

Vinciguerra first win in 6 years

Andreas Vinciguerra is a winner again. On Sunday the Scanian took his first title since 2000.

The victory in the Italian challenger in Manerbio on clay comes in the shadows of the US Open and it was certainly only a Challenger event, a wee bit under the ATP tour, but for Vinciguerra it was of the highest signifiance. The 7-6 6-1 over Chilean Adrian Garcia in the final, meant that he took home his first title in three finals. It was also his first since the 2000 season.

"It was cool, my tennis had gone ahead recently, I have got many matches in the body, but at the same time I feel I can get even better" said the injury affected Scanian to TT.

Vinciguerra who started the year ranked at 409th and thanks to success is to climb 30 places from 183 to 155 in next weeks rankings.

His successes in the recent weeks are also of the highest importance for Swedish tennis. He is now seen as a natural for one of the two singles spots in the Davis Cup match away against Brazil on clay, a match that Sweden must win to stay in the World Group.

"I have spoken with the assistant Davis Cup captain Joakim Nyström about this match and therefore I chose to play clay challengers in Italy, instead of trying to qualify for the US Open. I would like to play Davis Cup and this is a match which he can win." said Vinciguerra.

Kristen
08-28-2006, 02:37 PM
:lol: at speaking in the third person... I know, a typo/mistranslation....

That's awesome! Clever boy :) :)

Action Jackson
09-04-2006, 08:03 AM
Vinci is back and he is playing in Peggyland aka Düsseldorf.

He is playing the number 1 seed Greul in the first round.

Tricky_Forehand
09-06-2006, 01:06 AM
Vinci beat Greul in 3 sets!!! :bounce: :bounce:

Action Jackson
09-06-2006, 06:09 AM
Good win for Vinci and now he plays Hugo Armando.

Björki
09-06-2006, 07:09 AM
Vinci :yeah:

Action Jackson
09-07-2006, 07:36 AM
Vinci is in the QF after defeating Armando and this is good practice for Davis Cup and I hope he can win this challenger.

Björki
09-08-2006, 06:47 PM
Andreas Vinciguerra (SWE) d. (WC)Mark Joachim (GER) 6-3 6-1 :)

Sommarsverige
09-08-2006, 09:37 PM
Great Vinci :yeah:

Action Jackson
09-09-2006, 06:23 PM
Vinci defeated Eschauer 7-5 6-3 and is in the final.

He plays the very talented Korolev in the final and I am more interested in this than that event in New York.

Björki
09-09-2006, 07:03 PM
Good luck for the final Vinic :bounce:

Sommarsverige
09-09-2006, 09:15 PM
Lycka till Vinci :yeah:
I saw Korolev in Båstad this summer and he almost beat Tommy Robredo, but hopefully Vinci will win :worship:

Tricky_Forehand
09-10-2006, 05:18 AM
Vinci defeated Eschauer 7-5 6-3 and is in the final.

He plays the very talented Korolev in the final and I am more interested in this than that event in New York.

You and me both :D

:woohoo: :woohoo: Vinci!!

Get another title and keep kicking tail!! :bounce:

Action Jackson
09-10-2006, 04:23 PM
Korolev def Vinci 7-6 6-3.

Sure I'd like for him to have won the title, but no shame in making the final and he lost to a very talented player in Korolev.

Vinci is moving up the rankings and showing some solid form and will join the Swedish Davis Cup more than likely and play a role against the Brazilians.

Björki
09-10-2006, 06:30 PM
to bad he lost. but it was a great week anyway :)

Action Jackson
09-14-2006, 06:18 PM
Vinciguerra is in the Swedish DC tie and will play singles against Brazil.

Action Jackson
09-24-2006, 11:16 AM
Here are some photos from the match against Saretta he had a mp and blew it.

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g239/GeorgeWH/vinci2.jpg

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g239/GeorgeWH/Vinci3.jpg

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g239/GeorgeWH/vinci1.jpg

Action Jackson
09-24-2006, 07:28 PM
http://www.daviscup.com/news/newsarticle.asp?id=13890


Saretta saves match point, to win thriller opening match

More than 26 hours after it was originally due to start, the play-off tie between Sweden and Brazil finally got underway. On a clay court completely redone after rain threatened to compromise the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas weekend, the Belo Horizonte supporters were able to watch an incredible battle. An encounter which saw Andreas Vinciguerra come one point away from victory, before Flavio Saretta, carried by an overwhelming crowd, reversed the situation and won 64 16 36 62 75 after four hours and four minutes of battle.

A rematch of 2003 battle gave Saretta inspiration

For Saretta, the memories of the decisive Davis Cup match lost to Vinciguerra early 2003 in Helsingborg, gave him that much more motivation to start the tie on a good note, against the very same opponent.

And it seemed to go his way as he captured the opening set 64 against a more nervous Vinciguerra who is making his comeback in Davis Cup after more than a three years absence. The crowd of the Expo Minas were thrilled, loudly encouraging its country, yet without crossing the boundaries of fair play.

Yet, as Vinciguerra started feeling more comfortable, the momentum changed. Finding some incredible angles with his forehand, the Swede began to dictate play. Vinciguerra captured the second set 61, then broke in the fifth game of the third to win it 63.

First five-set match for Vinciguerra in three years

However it was far from over. Instead of surfing on the winning wave, the Swede who hasn’t played a best of five sets match for three years, started accumulating unforced errors. Saretta jumped on the occasion, and won the set 62, imposing a decisive fifth set.

The tension was extreme. In the second game, Saretta hit an easy forehand into the net allowing Vinciguerra to break on his sixth opportunity. A little later, the Swede was leading 4-1. But Saretta was determined to fight until he dropped. Overwhelmed by the crowd cheering and singing, he was taking his chances on every occasion, breaking back in the seventh game. Yet, at 5-4 for the Swede, a backhand mistake from the Brazilian offered “Vinci” a match point. Vinciguerra couldn’t capitalize, hitting a backhand into the net. Saretta wasn’t to lose any more games. Pumped up like never before, he broke in the 11th game. Serving for the match at 6-5, he jumped on his chance on his first match point. As Vinciguerra”s forehand return landed wide, Saretta dropped on his back. He had just offered his country an amazing first point.

Saretta's first Davis Cup Match in Brazil produced an amazing feeling

“This is incredible. Definitely the most important victory of my life. It was the first time I was playing Davis Cup in Brazil in front of 8000 people, and coming back after almost losing the match gave me an amazing feeling” Saretta said. “I feel I played two different types of tennis today. I started out defensive and nervous, and had I continued this way I would have had no chance. But I played a much more aggressive tennis in the fourth and the fifth set, and that made the difference” he added.

“This was a hell of a match. I’m so proud of Flavio,” captain Fernando Meligeni said. “I gave it my best, but Flavio played better on the big points. He deserved it,” said a respectful Vinciguerra.

The second rubber was carried over until Sunday due to failing light.

http://www.daviscup.com/shared/medialibrary/image/gallery/DC_6469_gallery.JPG

http://www.daviscup.com/shared/medialibrary/image/gallery/DC_6492_gallery.JPG

Björki
09-24-2006, 07:31 PM
I was so sorry for Vinci and SWE when I read Vinci lost after having MP :hug:
Hope the Swedes will win anyway.

It's 2-1 after the doubles.

Action Jackson
10-06-2006, 05:12 AM
As expected Vinciguerra got a WC into Stockholm.

Action Jackson
10-10-2006, 07:15 AM
Vinci is playing Nicolas Devilder in the 1st round and then if he wins, he will play Berdych.

Action Jackson
10-11-2006, 03:02 AM
Vinci defeated Devilder in straight sets and now plays Berdych.

Action Jackson
10-11-2006, 12:19 PM
http://www.stockholmopen.se/files/{4195A720-ECE5-4535-A2E3-3FE61FB04636}.jpg

This is the Swedish article on the Stockholm Open site which has more info than the English one.

http://www.stockholmopen.se/t3s.asp?p=39340&x=1&a=445370

"Det är tennis man älskar"

I dagens andra match på centercourten besegrade Andreas Vinciguerra fransmannen Nicolas Devilder i två raka set 6-4 6-1. Även Kristof Vliegen är klar för den andra omgången efter att ha besegrat Nicolas Massu 6-2 6-4.

Andreas Vinciguerra har haft stora skadeproblem under flera år och har därför inte lyckats prestera sin bästa tennis på länge. Framgångarna som många förväntade sig efter hans finalplatser i Båstad och ATP-titel i Köpenhamn har uteblivit men nu ser det äntligen ljusare ut för skåningen. Under den senare delen av 2006 har han vunnit alltfler matcher på Challengernivå, bland annat segrade han i Manerbios challenger. "Vince" tilldelades ett wild-card i årets If Stockholm Open och ikväll han visade att han var väl värd det. Skåningen tog kommandot direkt trots att han kändes sig lite nervös.

- Det kändes lite nervöst i början, det är en speciell känsla att vara tillbaka på centercourten, men det släppte efter ett tag, sa Vinciguerra efter matchen.

Vinciguerra behöll kommandot setet ut och tränaren Magnus Larsson kunde notera 6-4 i adeptens favör. I det andra setet dominerade Vince totalt och han kunde enkelt ta hem setet med 6-1. Matchen bjöd på trevlig tennis mellan de båda vänsterhänta spelarna som hela tiden sökte lägen för sina forehandslag.

- Jag spelade ganska bra, det är alltid svårt med första innematchen. Det är skönt att få vinna, sammanfattade skåningen sin insats.

- Det har varit tungt med skadorna men innerst inne har jag känt att jag vill spela tennis, det är tennis man älskar, svarade kämpen på frågan om han funderat på att lägga av när skadeproblemen var som värst.

Vinciguerras målsättning för året är att återta en plats bland de hundra bästa. Senast han befann sig på rätt sida om hundra-strecket var den tredje november 2003.

I nästa omgång ställs Vince mot den tredjeseedade tjecken Tomas Berdych vilket kommer att bli en tuff match för hemmaspelaren.

- Det ska bli intressant att möta Berdych, en bra värdemätare, kommenterade Vince sitt motstånd i andra omgången.

English:

It's tennis that I love

In todays second match on centre court Andreas Vinciguerra defeated Frenchman Nicolas Devilder in 2 straight sets 6-4 6-1. Kirstof Vliegen is through to the second round after defeating Nicolas Massu 6-2 6-4.

Andreas Vinciguerra has had many injury problems for several years and therefore has not been able to play his best tennis for a long time. The successes that many expected from him after his final place in Båstad and winning in Copenhagen have failed to be realised but now at last it's looking brighter for the Scanian. In the later part of 2006 he has won more and more matches at the Challenger level, among others he won the Manerbios challenger.

"Vince" received a Wild Card into this years Stockholm Open and this evening he showed that he was well worth it. The Scanian took command straight away despite feeling a little nervous. "It's a special feeling to be back on the centre court and in the beginning I felt a litte nervous, but I relaxed after some time," said Vincivuerra after the match.

Vinciguerra kept command and at the end of the set and coach Magnus Larsson noted 6-4 in his charge's favour. In the 2nd set Vince totaly dominated and he easily took the set 6-1. The match offered pleasant tennis beween both lefthanders who for the whole time were trying to use the court with their forehands.

"I played fairly weell, it is always difficult with the first indoor match. Det is great to get the win," summarised the Scanian about his performance.

"It has been difficult with the injuries but in my heart I have known that I will play tennis, it's tennis I love," answered the fighter the question about his thoughts when the injury problems where at their worst.

Vinciguerra's goals for the year were to finish inside the top 100. The last time he found himself inside the top 100 was the 3rd of November 2003.

In the next round Vince plays the 3rd seeeded Czech Tomas Berdych which will be a tough match for the home player.

"It shall be interesting to meet Berdych, a very good standard to gauge where I am at the moment", commented Vinci about his 2nd round opponent.

Tricky_Forehand
10-12-2006, 07:55 PM
Vinci just lost 6-4 5-7 5-7 :sad:

Looks like he played a helluva match though

Chris-swede
10-12-2006, 08:51 PM
He was very near to win....had 5-4, 15:0 on his own service in 2nd set....3 points....only 3 points....hope he can continue now like this and get back to Top 100 very soon!

star
10-12-2006, 09:15 PM
I noticed Vinci's doubles match was cancelled. Does anyone know why?

I'd love to see Vinci back on the tour. He's had a long troubled road back, but this tournament has been encouraging.

Sommarsverige
10-12-2006, 09:53 PM
I noticed Vinci's doubles match was cancelled. Does anyone know why?

I'd love to see Vinci back on the tour. He's had a long troubled road back, but this tournament has been encouraging.

No, he is playing with Johan Landsberg against Björkman/McEnroe at the moment. But they are about to loose...

Action Jackson
10-13-2006, 07:31 AM
I will translate an article about the match later.