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Torrance, CA $50k

Scotso
10-20-2003, 01:52 PM
(1)Scott Draper (AUS) vs (q)
Paul Goldstein (USA) vs Francisco Fogues (ESP)
(q) vs (q)
(8)Ricardo Mello (BRA) vs (WC)Rajeev Ram (USA)
(4)Alex Bogomolov (USA) vs Bjorn Rehnquist (SWE)
Marcos Daniel (BRA) vs Zack Fleishman (USA)
Peter Luczak (AUS) vs Robert Kendrick (USA)
(5)Jeff Salzenstein (USA) vs (WC)Alex Kuznetkov (USA)
(7)Giovanni Lapentti (ECU) vs (q)
Ramon Delgado (PAR) vs Cecil Mamiit (USA)
Janko Tipsarevic (SER) vs (WC)Alex Menichini (USA)
(3)Ivan Miranda (PER) vs Alex Kim (USA)
(6)Eric Taino (USA) vs Jeff Morrison (USA)
Andre Sa (BRA) vs Diego Veronelli (ARG)
Simon Larose (CAN) vs (WC)Gary Sachs (RSA)
(2)Dmitry Tursunov (RUS) vs Kevin Kim (USA)




Thanks to steveg for the draw.

Scotso
10-20-2003, 01:54 PM
good luck:

Scott Draper
Paul Goldstein
Giovanni Lapentti
Janko Tipsarevic :worship:
Jeff Morrison
Simon Larose

Scotso
10-21-2003, 04:11 PM
Paul Goldstein (USA) d. Francisco Fogues (ESP) 6-3 6-1 :D
(8)Ricardo Mello (BRA) d. (WC)Rajeev Ram (USA) 6-1 6-4
Peter Luczak (AUS) d. Robert Kendrick (USA) 7-5 6-4
Janko Tipsarevic (SER) d. (WC)Alex Menichini (USA) 6-3 6-2 :worship:
(3)Ivan Miranda (PER) d. Alex Kim (USA) 6-2 6-7(3) 6-2
Diego Veronelli (ARG) d. Andre Sa (BRA) 7-6(4) 6-1

Wojtek
10-22-2003, 06:48 AM
First Round
(LL)Jimy Szymanski (VEN) d. (q)Lesley Joseph (USA) 7-5 6-3
Paul Goldstein (USA) d. Francisco Fogues (ESP) 6-3 6-1
(q)Glenn Weiner (USA) d. (q)Tripp Phillips (USA) 7-6(4) 6-0
(8)Ricardo Mello (BRA) d. (WC)Rajeev Ram (USA) 6-1 6-4
Bjorn Rehnquist (SWE) d. (4)Alex Bogomolov (USA) 6-3 7-6(1)
Zack Fleishman (USA) d. Marcos Daniel (BRA) 7-5 6-4
Peter Luczak (AUS) d. Robert Kendrick (USA) 7-6(5) 6-1
(5)Jeff Salzenstein (USA) d. (WC)Alex Kuznetkov (USA) 6-4 6-2
(q)Matias Boeker (USA) d. (7)Giovanni Lapentti (ECU) 4-6 6-4 7-6(1)
Ramon Delgado (PAR) d. (LL)K.J. Hippensteel (USA) 6-3 6-4
Janko Tipsarevic (SER) d. (WC)Alex Menichini (USA) 6-3 6-2
(3)Ivan Miranda (PER) d. Alex Kim (USA) 6-2 6-7(3) 6-2
(6)Eric Taino (USA) d. Jeff Morrison (USA) 6-1 1-6 7-6(6)
Diego Veronelli (ARG) d. Andre Sa (BRA) 7-6(4) 6-1
Simon Larose (CAN) d. (WC)Gary Sachs (RSA) 4-6 7-5 6-2
(2)Dmitry Tursunov (RUS) d. Kevin Kim (USA) 7-5 6-3

Scotso
10-22-2003, 05:14 PM
Jeff :(

Janko lost his doubles match :(

azza
10-23-2003, 08:30 AM
Peter Luczak :dance:

azza
10-23-2003, 08:31 AM
Giovanni :(

azza
10-23-2003, 08:35 AM
Janko :D

lin
10-23-2003, 11:37 AM
Janko :D :)
Simon :)

Alex B :( so inconsistent
Jeff :(
Giovanni :(
Alex K :(

lin
10-23-2003, 01:14 PM
2nd Rd

Paul Goldstein (USA) d. (LL)Jimy Szymanski (VEN) 6-3 7-5
(8)Ricardo Mello (BRA) d. (q)Glenn Weiner (USA) 6-2 6-3

(q)Matias Boeker (USA) d. Ramon Delgado (PAR) 6-7(5) 6-1 6-2
Janko Tipsarevic (SER) d. (3)Ivan Miranda (PER) 6-7(3) 6-4 7-6(3) :woohoo: :bounce:

sweet revenge Janko :D

Scotso
10-23-2003, 06:22 PM
Paul :)

Janko :D :D :D :woohoo:

usawildcat929
10-24-2003, 09:33 PM
Second Round
Paul Goldstein (USA) d. (LL)Jimy Szymanski (VEN) 6-3 7-5
(8)Ricardo Mello (BRA) d. (q)Glenn Weiner (USA) 6-2 6-3
Zack Fleishman (USA) d. Bjorn Rehnquist (SWE) 6-3 1-6 6-3
Peter Luczak (AUS) d. (5)Jeff Salzenstein (USA) 7-6(5) 4-6 ret.
(q)Matias Boeker (USA) d. Ramon Delgado (PAR) 6-7(5) 6-1 6-2
Janko Tipsarevic (SER) d. (3)Ivan Miranda (PER) 6-7(3) 6-4 7-6(3)
(6)Eric Taino (USA) d. Diego Veronelli (ARG) 6-3 4-6 6-1
(2)Dmitry Tursunov (RUS) d. Simon Larose (CAN) 6-4 7-5

usawildcat929
10-24-2003, 09:33 PM
First Round
(1)Diego Ayala/Robert Kendrick (USA) d. Ricardo Mello/Ivan Miranda (BRA/PER) 4-6 7-6(5) 6-4
(WC)Kevin Kim/Alex O'Brien (USA) d. Francisco Fogues/Bjorn Rehnquist (ESP/SWE) 6-4 6-1
(4)Marcos Daniel/Alexandre Simoni (BRA) d. (q)Hermes Gamonal/Adrian Garcia (CHI) 7-5 6-2
Zack Fleishman/Anthony Ross (USA/AUS) d. Alex Bogomolov/Simon Larose (USA/CAN) 6-3 7-6(4)
Alex Kim/Eric Taino (USA) d. (WC)Ryan Haviland/K.J. Hippensteel (USA) w/o
(3)Travis Parrott/Tripp Phillips (USA) d. (WC)Rajeev Ram/Travis Rettenmaier (USA) 6-4 3-6 7-6(4)
Stephen Huss/Peter Luczak (AUS) d. Janko Tipsarevic/Diego Veronelli (SER/ARG) 7-5 6-2
Ramon Delgado/Andre Sa (PAR/BRA) d. (2)Brandon Coupe/Paul Goldstein (USA) 6-3 6-3

usawildcat929
10-24-2003, 09:34 PM
Quarterfinals
(1)Diego Ayala/Robert Kendrick (USA) d. (WC)Kevin Kim/Alex O'Brien (USA) 6-1 6-4
(4)Marcos Daniel/Alexandre Simoni (BRA) d. Zack Fleishman/Anthony Ross (USA/AUS) 6-2 7-6(5)
(3)Travis Parrott/Tripp Phillips (USA) d. Alex Kim/Eric Taino (USA) 6-2 6-2
Ramon Delgado/Andre Sa (PAR/BRA) d. Stephen Huss/Peter Luczak (AUS) 6-4 5-7 6-4

lin
10-25-2003, 07:25 AM
QF

Paul Goldstein (USA) d. (8)Ricardo Mello (BRA) 6-2 4-6 6-2
Zack Fleishman (USA) d. Peter Luczak (AUS) 6-3 6-4
Janko Tipsarevic (SER) d. (q)Matias Boeker (USA) 6-3 6-2 :D :D :bounce:
(2)Dmitry Tursunov (RUS) d. (6)Eric Taino (USA) 7-5 6-2

Scotso
10-25-2003, 02:51 PM
JANKO :D

C'mon, take the title!


Paul :)

usawildcat929
10-25-2003, 06:35 PM
Semifinals
(1)Diego Ayala/Robert Kendrick (USA) d. (4)Marcos Daniel/Alexandre Simoni (BRA) 6-2 7-6(3)
Ramon Delgado/Andre Sa (PAR/BRA) d. (3)Travis Parrott/Tripp Phillips (USA) 5-7 6-3 6-4

lin
10-26-2003, 09:45 AM
Semifinals
Zack Fleishman (USA) d. Paul Goldstein (USA) 6-4 6-4
Janko Tipsarevic (SER) d. (2)Dmitry Tursunov (RUS) 6-3 5-2 ret. :)

come on Janko win this now :D

Scotso
10-26-2003, 03:39 PM
lol... retiring with one game left is always really shitty.

Take the title, Janko! :D

usawildcat929
10-27-2003, 12:42 AM
Finals
Janko Tipsarevic (SER) d. Zack Fleishman (USA) 6-4 6-4

usawildcat929
10-27-2003, 12:42 AM
Finals
Ramon Delgado/Andre Sa (PAR/BRA) d. (1)Diego Ayala/Robert Kendrick (USA) 6-3 6-4

lin
10-27-2003, 09:05 AM
Janko :woohoo: :D well done :yeah:

Scotso
10-27-2003, 04:33 PM
:woohoo: :worship: Janko :worship: :woohoo:

mad1town
10-27-2003, 11:21 PM
I happened to be in Los Angeles last week on business and was able to catch some of the quarterfinal action at the Torrance, CA Challenger.

Observations:

Zack Fleishman: Saw him beat Peter Luczak...his serve was the difference. Although he doesn't have a big serve it does have some pop and he placed it well on key points. Fleishman did seem to push everything when the points got tough...if Luczak was a little more experienced I think he would have won. I didn't think Fleishman would beat Goldstein in the semis but he did so...what do I know...tennis is a funny game.

Dmitry Tursunov: watched the first set of his win againt Eric Taino. I frankly don't know how Tursunov won the first set...his 1st servce service percentage was terrible (approx. 10%...im not kidding)...he eventually resorted to spinning his first serve in. He was down 4-2 in the first set and was broken 2 out his first 3 service games. He just looked out of it...he had his right forearm wrapped with a big bandage so I'm not sure if he is injured???

Anyway, with all that being said, it is clear as you watch the players at these challenger events that Dmitry Tursunov is clearly superior to the rest of the field...unmatched power, fast, athletic, huge serve (when it goes in), decent volleys...it is just so obvious...the guy has major league talent.

Janko Tipsarevic: saw Janko beat Matias Boeker...he was just too steady for the Boeker...Janko played alot of looping, topspin shots and Boeker ended up missing in long rallys. Janko also had some major league passing shots...he looks pretty young but played a mature game. Janko's serve seems to need work to make it a weapon. Although he occassionaly hit out on his first serve (and it was very fast), he basically seem to spin his serve in (slice)...he'll need more in the future.

After leaving the quarters I thought that Tursunov had by far the most talent and would win the event if he got his serve back in a groove...he seems to gets so many free points off his serve when it is working that he is tough to beat. I also thought that if he failed to get going on the service, he would lose...you could tell he was about to lose his temper/composure several times during the Taino match. I saw him play twice at the US Open this year and he seems to be far less patient on his groundstokes when he is struggling with his serve...he seems to go for winners very early in rallys trying to simply overpower his opponent. The funny thing is, when he is serving well, he is calm and seems content to pound groundstrokes and go for winners at the appropriate time.

If Tursunov couldn't get his act together (or was injured in all fairness to him), I thought Goldstein or Janko would take the event (Goldstein is consistent at the Challenger level and mature...Janko seemed talented but young so I thought he had a chance against Tursunov). I also thought that Zack Fleishman was better than I expected...I do believe that his ground strokes get way too weak during critical points...he can be good...he doesn't overpower but is very quick around the court, nice volleys, good serve...seems to need some confidence which this tournament might provide.

In the end, I'm glad Janko won. I agree with whoever said that retiring at 5-2 is pretty shitty...if Tursunov was injured he should have quit much earlier. Is this Janko's first Challenger level win??

Tricky_Forehand
10-28-2003, 07:06 AM
Finals
Janko Tipsarevic (SER) d. Zack Fleishman (USA) 6-4 6-4


Janko was awesome in this match!! I wasn't sure how he would do when I saw him practicing on the weekend but he seemed to get better and better as the week went on. I think that match against Matias was the turning point in my opinion because Matias had been doing pretty well the entire week (including quallies).

I had the good fortune to sit next to Janko's coaches during the match and I was a bit nervous for him because if I understood right Janko was playing with his last raquet and the stringer on site had yet to show up. The stringer finally showed up when Janko had basically finished it up. I kept having this fear that a string was going to break knowing that this match was his. Luckily, and obviously, the strings held.

After the match, I was shocked to get a little recognition from Janko for cheering him on. The best part was after the Final I not only, somehow, got the winning ball (an ACE) signed but got a photo taken with the kid. It was a happy day :D .

mad1town
10-28-2003, 01:01 PM
Very cool...I may have seen you wandering around the club. By the way, I forgot to mention that it looks like Dmitry Tursunov now has Jose Higuerus as his coach...saw them on the courts practicing.

Looks like Tursunov withdrew from the Waco Challenger (injury?)...I wonder if he is done for the year and is prepared to focus on making a strong run in 2004 at the ATP tournament level. His ranking (90) is now high enough that he can get a direct entry into the Australian Open in January...

Janko is now ranked 141...he moved up 27 spots with his win in Torrance. He needs to be ranked 104 or so for direct entry...not sure if he'll close that gap by year end...there are only 3 more challengers left (counting this week in Waco).

Tricky_Forehand
11-01-2003, 08:33 AM
Alex B :( so inconsistent
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I just registered so hopefuly I'm not stepping on any toes but this comment caught my attention. Maybe I'm missing something but the word "inconsistent" doesn't seem to apply to Bogie in my opinion. I have followed him as a player since he turned pro last year and there is a huge difference between last year and this year. He never (until this past week) loses a match without fighting.
I was at the Torrance Challenger the entire week and I was really upset at him for losing the match the way he did. In the time that I've been following him I've never seen him play like that or lose in a score line like that. I did find out a couple of days later that part of the reason why he lost was that he was getting over being sick. He told me that he just wasn't feeling the match. Just my luck :( . He kicked butt in his first round in Waco today. I only wish that he had played like that when I got to see him.
In case it's not obvious I'm a HUGE supporter of Alex. To explain it as best I can he's IT for me. :) . And he's about to break the top 100 next week most likely. He keeps reaching a career high and this week he's at 101 :yippee: .

Tricky_Forehand
11-01-2003, 08:45 AM
Very cool...I may have seen you wandering around the club. By the way, I forgot to mention that it looks like Dmitry Tursunov now has Jose Higuerus as his coach...saw them on the courts practicing.

Looks like Tursunov withdrew from the Waco Challenger (injury?)...I wonder if he is done for the year and is prepared to focus on making a strong run in 2004 at the ATP tournament level. His ranking (90) is now high enough that he can get a direct entry into the Australian Open in January...

Janko is now ranked 141...he moved up 27 spots with his win in Torrance. He needs to be ranked 104 or so for direct entry...not sure if he'll close that gap by year end...there are only 3 more challengers left (counting this week in Waco).

You probably did see me around in Torrance if you saw the one and only woman in a wheelchair and I didn't sit still very often so I was always saying excuse me on that skinny walkway :D

Dmitry most likely withdrew because of the problem that he was having with elbow tendonitis. That's why he retired just before Janko served for the match in the SFs. The only coach that I saw working with Dmitry was Alex's coach Francisco Montana and I believe that was Friday. But, that was the only time I actually saw Dmitry practice.

And unfortunately Janko lost first round in Waco to Cecil Mamiit. Sadly, it didn't really surprise me just because Janko didn't exactly get the easiest first round. My fault for telling him to kick butt as he left :confused: . Maybe it was because I meant only as long as he doesn't come across Alex Bogomolov ;) .

mad1town
11-03-2003, 04:23 PM
I watched Dmitry practice for a little while Wednesday night in Torrance...he was hitting with another player for a while with a coach watching. I assumed the coach was Jose Higueras but I'm not sure. Incidently, his coach was having Dmitry try out a new gold color Head racket which I don't think is out on the market yet.

The coach was a spanish looking guy...was that Franciso Montona or Jose Higueras?