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shotgun
08-23-2006, 05:30 PM
This Ukrainian kid seems to be pretty talented. Hasn't even turned 18 yet, started the year ranked in the 1400s and is now at #374. :eek:

He has won not less than five futures titles this year and loves playing on clay. Lives in Kiev, coached by his father who was a pro in the 80's, plays right-handed with a double-handed backhand.

Has anyone ever seen him play? I believe the other 1988s like Korolev, Del Potro and Cilic have some company here (without the same amount of hype surrounding him of course).


http://www.itftennis.com/shared/medialibrary/image/player/IO_7905_player.JPG

Started at age 3, "I was training with Andrei Medvedev and started to play tennis".

Hobbies: Play soccer and fish

Favourite player: Marcelo Rios, "I guess I just like him". :p

r_alynutza_86
09-18-2006, 07:31 AM
This Ukrainian kid seems to be pretty talented. Hasn't even turned 18 yet, started the year ranked in the 1400s and is now at #374. :eek:

He has won not less than five futures titles this year and loves playing on clay. Lives in Kiev, coached by his father who was a pro in the 80's, plays right-handed with a double-handed backhand.

Has anyone ever seen him play? I believe the other 1988s like Korolev, Del Potro and Cilic have some company here (without the same amount of hype surrounding him of course).


http://www.itftennis.com/shared/medialibrary/image/player/IO_7905_player.JPG

Started at age 3, "I was training with Andrei Medvedev and started to play tennis".

Hobbies: Play soccer and fish

Favourite player: Marcelo Rios, "I guess I just like him". :p

Finally !!! i find someone who knows him and apreciates his talent. I saw him play and i can say that i have never seen such a young player with so much talent. he isn't afraid to take risks on the court. he;s amaizing.!!! hope i will have the chance to see him again next year at the Romanian Open or maybe at some challengers/futures in Romania. i have some pix of him but how image shack is unavailable 4 the moment...i will post them later. oh yeah and..isn't his name OLEKSANDR?why did u write ALEX?

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j284/aleena_me/IMG_0242.jpg
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j284/aleena_me/sashajr2.jpg
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j284/aleena_me/DolgopolovOleksandrA2945.jpg
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j284/aleena_me/BD18F.jpg
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j284/aleena_me/Sasha/day3dolgopolovakarafanadal.jpg

shotgun
09-18-2006, 08:07 PM
Welcome and thanks a lot for the pics and for the info. :D

Yeah, Alex is more of a nickname, until a couple of months ago his name was listed as Alex Dolgopolov Jr. in the ATPtennis site. I believe he decided to change it to his original name because he didn't want to be mistaken for Alex Bogomolov, Jr. (the American player). ;)

r_alynutza_86
09-19-2006, 08:57 AM
Welcome and thanks a lot for the pics and for the info. :D

Yeah, Alex is more of a nickname, until a couple of months ago his name was listed as Alex Dolgopolov Jr. in the ATPtennis site. I believe he decided to change it to his original name because he didn't want to be mistaken for Alex Bogomolov, Jr. (the American player). ;)

yes. maybe.altough the organizers of the Romanian Open put Oleksandr and Alexander :lol: ( but they always make mistakes :retard: ). A friend of mine said that she heard his mother callin' him SASHA :p. don't u have more pix of him? i do but i will upload them when i'll have time:p. i have no idea why nobody likes him.everyone has to object something about him.I think he is a great player and a near-future no1 in the world. i mean..the leap from 1497 to 352 in not even a year is unbeliveble.If i am not mistaken...the BCR Open Romania was his 1-st ATP tournament in which he got into the 1-st round. Too bad he wasn't able to def. C. Rochus altought he had his chance :sad: . Oh well...maybe next year cos' i am hopping for him to come as clay is his fav surface and this was his 1-st ATP tourney. Maybe he will play some futures here in Romania or some challegers. But i think that by next year he'll be too good 4 them.

r_alynutza_86
09-19-2006, 08:31 PM
Some pix from the Romanian Open
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j284/aleena_me/IMG_0258.jpg
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r_alynutza_86
09-19-2006, 08:52 PM
More...
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r_alynutza_86
09-19-2006, 08:55 PM
.....
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r_alynutza_86
09-21-2006, 08:01 PM
seems Sasha is the main player in the DC team. he has 3 matches and only with the toughest players :p.

Ukraine 0 0 Great Britain
R1 - S.STAKHOVSKY (UKR) v G.RUSEDSKI (GBR)
R2 - A.DOLGOPOLOV (UKR) v A.MURRAY (GBR)
R3 - A.MURRAY / G.RUSEDSKI (GBR) v A.DOLGOPOLOV / S.STAKHOVSKY (UKR)
R4 - S.STAKHOVSKY (UKR) v A.MURRAY (GBR)
R5 - A.DOLGOPOLOV (UKR) v G.RUSEDSKI (GBR)


DAVAI DAVAI !!!

Iza
09-22-2006, 05:51 AM
whoa Alina now that's what I call a load of piccies :lol:
I took only one :p (next time, pls write Iza on it :p ;) )
the guy impressed me too tho I was there cheering for Chris. if he stays injury free, we'll see him at the top in 2-3 years.
Hopefully, this DC tie will give him experience against top guys. Davai :) !

Stgobaiano
09-22-2006, 07:17 AM
Well his favorite player is Marcelo R1OS , if he follow his example will be a great tennis player

revolution
09-23-2006, 01:31 AM
I watched it and although he lost, he won my admiration. He showed he had the talent, some nice shotmaking, there's plenty of potential there. Top 100 material no question, once he has built up his mental strength.

r_alynutza_86
09-25-2006, 06:14 PM
More pix of Olex. Doesn't anyone have more?or some news about him?maybe till next season starts in Ukrain..there will be more ppl that will hear about him and will go watch him at the Ukrainian futures
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j284/aleena_me/Sasha/sasha5.jpg
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Iza
10-12-2006, 07:06 AM
This week Alex plays the France F17 in St. Dizier.
He's in the 2nd round after defeating Lukas Rosol 7-5 6;4. He plays Pavol Cervenak in the 2nd round so I dunno who to cheer for :scratch:

r_alynutza_86
10-17-2006, 05:52 PM
France F18 - La Roche Sur Yon (16 Oct)

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First Round
(1)Gregory Carraz (FRA) vs (q)Baptiste Dupuy (FRA)
Lukas Rosol (CZE) vs (q)Romain Jouan (FRA)
Daniel Garza (MEX) vs (WC)Vincent Sapene (FRA)
(6)Joseph Sirianni (AUS) vs Laurent Recouderc (FRA)
(4)Tobias Summerer (GER) vs Karan Rastogi (IND)
Alexander Dolgopolov (UKR) vs (q)Nicolas Renavand (FRA)
Alberto Brizzi (ITA) vs (q)Malek Jaziri (TUN)
(5)Stefan Wauters (BEL) vs Olivier Vandewiele (FRA)
(8)Edouard Roger-Vasselin (FRA) vs Ludwig Pellerin (FRA)
Thomas Oger (FRA) vs (q)Artem Sitak (RUS)
Sergei Bubka, Jr. (UKR) vs (q)Catalin Gard (ROM)
Julien Jeanpierre (FRA) d. (3)Nicolas Tourte (FRA) 7-5 7-6(3)
(7)Jean-Francois Bachelot (FRA) vs (q)Eddy Chala (FRA)
(WC)Adrian Mannarino (FRA) vs (WC)Jeremy Blandin (FRA)
(WC)Charles-Antoine Brezac (FRA) vs (q)Cyril Hervieux (FRA)
(2)Denis Istomin (UZB) d. Jordanne Doble (FRA) 6-2 6-3

FRENCHMAN
12-25-2006, 05:56 PM
I saw Alexandr Dolgopolov (this was the spelling of his first name at that time) win against Donald Young (USA) on the 2nd tour of Rolland Garros Junior in may 2005 and was extremely impressed by him. Since that time I have been looking for some news and I am very happy to discover other supporters of this fantastic player. Any news would be welcomed.
Hello from Paris
Frenchman

r_alynutza_86
12-25-2006, 06:37 PM
I saw Alexandr Dolgopolov (this was the spelling of his first name at that time) win against Donald Young (USA) on the 2nd tour of Rolland Garros Junior in may 2005 and was extremely impressed by him. Since that time I have been looking for some news and I am very happy to discover other supporters of this fantastic player. Any news would be welcomed.
Hello from Paris
Frenchman

hi here as well :p

well...abt the spelling of his name..after i took some russian classes i found out that Oleksandr is spelled Alexandr ( "O" at the begining of the word or in the 1-st sillable si pronounced "A" :p)
nice to have someone else who apreciates him and likes hi's style:p
if u go at Roland Garros and he'll be there...PLZ take pix :D

Bella_Har
12-26-2006, 05:21 PM
"Olexandr" is Ukrainian form of "Alexandr" :)
And I am afraid, that it pronounces like: "O-Le-xandr" in UKRAINIAN - with "O" in the beginning of the name:p

r_alynutza_86
12-27-2006, 08:41 AM
"Olexandr" is Ukrainian form of "Alexandr" :)
And I am afraid, that it pronounces like: "O-Le-xandr" in UKRAINIAN - with "O" in the beginning of the name:p

Oh.:sad: i wonder when i am gonna get this O-A thing in russian.i dunno when O is pronounced A and when O.and...tnx.:kiss:

Iza
12-29-2006, 09:15 PM
Alex (can I call him that :scratch: oleksandr is too long :p ) is playing quallies in Doha. 1st up: Baker. Davai :banana: !!!!

r_alynutza_86
12-31-2006, 03:11 PM
Alex (can I call him that :scratch: oleksandr is too long :p ) is playing quallies in Doha. 1st up: Baker. Davai :banana: !!!!

:lol: of course u can call him that.( i heard his parents callin him Sasha :secret: ).tnx for the info.:p which baker?that Thiemo de Bakker? well...if with that one...it will be thought:p

Iza
01-02-2007, 02:46 PM
it was Jamie Baker but he lost anyways :sad:

r_alynutza_86
01-09-2007, 03:56 PM
!!!yay !!! i managed to make Oleksandr a little space on wikipedia. if u want to help with any info..u ar wellcome to edit Here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oleksandr_Dolgopolov_Jr) and to vote so that the page will be aproved Here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Oleksandr_Dolgopolov_Jr).u just have to write " Keep " and ur reason!!!

MissPovaFan
01-09-2007, 03:58 PM
yay !!! i managed to make Oleksandr a little space on wikipedia. if u want to help with any info..u ar wellcome to edit here Here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oleksandr_Dolgopolov_Jr) and to vote so that the page will be aproved Here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Oleksandr_Dolgopolov_Jr).u just have to write " Keep " and ur reason

Well done Alina! I will definitely vote yes to keeping it - a good effort there :)

r_alynutza_86
01-10-2007, 02:36 PM
Well done Alina! I will definitely vote yes to keeping it - a good effort there :)

OMG :eek: did u vote?coz i see they don't consider the page for deletion anymore :D :bounce:

MissPovaFan
01-10-2007, 02:37 PM
OMG :eek: did u vote?coz i see they don't consider the page for deletion anymore :D

Yep I surrre did vote :)

r_alynutza_86
01-10-2007, 02:39 PM
Yep I surrre did vote :)

TNX :kiss: and..how did u know i posted here?do u keep track of my posts again?:aplot::lol::kiss:

MissPovaFan
01-10-2007, 04:42 PM
TNX :kiss: and..how did u know i posted here?do u keep track of my posts again?:aplot::lol::kiss:

:lol: hehe of course ;) Nah I always use the "New Posts" thing rather than browse through all the forums :)

tennisculture
02-07-2007, 09:08 PM
I took them at Lyon, where he played the qualies :)

http://img83.imageshack.us/img83/2959/sanstitre2gj0.jpg

tennisculture
02-07-2007, 09:27 PM
there is also a video, sorry it is not vertical but just turn your head :p

http://media.putfile.com/Olek

r_alynutza_86
02-08-2007, 05:16 PM
there is also a video, sorry it is not vertical but just turn your head :p

http://media.putfile.com/Olek


he's so sexey :inlove: :lol: :o Thank u !!!! i can't wait 4 the Romanian futures to begin.maybe i'll see him here :p if i have time ot go as i have a job and i have to go Uni :(

r_alynutza_86
09-19-2007, 10:00 AM
sasha lost in the 1-st qualy round at the Romanian open :sad:

sasha dolgopolov jr - VIDEO (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=safGI2qbYGw)


http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j284/aleena_me/Sasha/IMG_137.jpg

guille&tati4life
10-10-2007, 07:19 PM
I'm a huge fan of Oleksandr, hopefully he can have a breakthrough year next year :D

guille&tati4life
10-15-2007, 03:54 PM
This week Oleksandr plays in France in a tough challenger. His first round is versus Thierry Ascione. If he comes through it, he will face Llodra or Haehnel.

guille&tati4life
10-19-2007, 04:42 PM
He lost 6-3 6-2 to Ascione :help:

guille&tati4life
10-21-2007, 07:42 PM
He lost again today in qualies against Bubka. :sad:

r_alynutza_86
10-22-2007, 05:27 PM
well, he had some good opponents and , i think that he has a desadvantage in front of most players: his physique.:P he is well built for his hight but, i dunno , he is little for a tennis player takin in consideration the way that players look nowdays.anyway, in spite of all this, he is very talented and i think that he will grow more ( considering how good his father looks :p )i mean, he lost 7-5 7-5 ( or was it 7-6 7-6 :P ) to Tecau in the 1-st qualy round at the romanian open and tecau is like 1.95m or something so...it was tight. he is a good player. he will get through eventualy

guille&tati4life
10-31-2007, 01:06 PM
He lost 6-4 6-4 to Kunitsyn :awww:

guille&tati4life
01-09-2008, 02:19 PM
Alex won his first round Aussie Open qualifying match versus Sebastian Decoud, 7-5 6-3.
Next up, Rik De Voest :scared:

Vamos!

guille&tati4life
01-10-2008, 02:14 PM
He beat De Voest 6-4 4-6 6-4 :woohoo:
Next up is Sam warburg

guille&tati4life
01-12-2008, 06:32 PM
He lost 14-12 in the final set to Warburg after having many chances to win :awww:

Nathaliia
02-17-2008, 08:53 AM
I think he is struggling with some injury now. First he played some total rubbish in Wrocław and now had health problems in Besancon, but at least Bubka cheered for him ;)

Ad Wim
09-13-2009, 08:29 PM
Wow, nothing on this guy after his great run the last few weeks?! :eek:

He is ranked around 150 now, after his win in Como, and still just 20 years old!

Manager1205
09-20-2009, 08:39 PM
Hello,
I need to contact oleksandr dolgopolov jr and his team. Does anyone have any details to contact him or his team?

This would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Nathaliia
09-20-2009, 08:42 PM
If you are not a pretty girl no need to bother :D

Manager1205
09-20-2009, 08:48 PM
If you are not a pretty girl no need to bother :D

lol. Unfortunately I'm not a pretty girl! But I do need to contact him do you have any contact details for him?

Ad Wim
09-27-2009, 05:51 PM
And again a challenger win! Strange that hardly anybody here is following him closely...

This week he had a lot of points to defend so he won't climb the rankings very much, but after this he has absolutely nothing to defend the coming 8 months or so, so he can only climb. Hope he keeps injury free.

bleu_cheese
09-27-2009, 07:30 PM
Yeah, you'd think the bandwagon would form for a successful 20 year old. De Bakker even got a thread on GM. :shrug: As long as he keeps up the good form, he'll get noticed eventually.

Ad Wim
10-26-2009, 12:51 PM
Qualified for St Pete main draw just now with three convincing wins. It's been a long time since he played an ATP-tournament, I think more than two years. Now let's hope he gets a good draw and does well.

Action Jackson
10-26-2009, 12:55 PM
Yeah, you'd think the bandwagon would form for a successful 20 year old. De Bakker even got a thread on GM. :shrug: As long as he keeps up the good form, he'll get noticed eventually.

Haha, it will happen soon enough.

Ad Wim
10-26-2009, 12:58 PM
Still it's strange that the last post before mine was a month ago, while this guy is doing so well. And people keep posting 1000 posts a day in other player forums...

bleu_cheese
10-28-2009, 01:17 AM
With the help of the almighty RET, the Ukrainian sensation has advanced to the second round of St. Pete! :worship: Zeballos next...

Ad Wim
11-10-2009, 11:10 AM
I don't see him in any entry lists for the coming challengers. Anyone knows if his season is over?

KaiserT
12-19-2009, 01:10 AM
I'm a Dolgo fan, big talent.

Just don't fix any more matches :lol:

bleu_cheese
01-04-2010, 03:48 AM
Olex qualified for Brisbane, so a good start to the season for him. He'll need to get Tomic or Serra to have a decent shot at winning. All the best.

Ad Wim
01-04-2010, 12:57 PM
He's having Tomic, I guess he is the favourite against him. Then against Stepanek will be exit, but good for experience. And I'd sign for the 32 points if he wins against Tomic.

bleu_cheese
01-05-2010, 01:59 AM
He wins 6-4 6-4. :yeah: Tomic should get some Challenger experience. The constant wildcards can only hurt him, even if he is in Australia. Oh well. Stepanek should be the end of the road, but anything can happen.

marquez
01-29-2010, 01:33 PM
good week in heilbronn so far
very impressive win over kukush today

will play Johannesburg(w5) & Tanger(w7)
no points to defend until april

Filo V.
01-30-2010, 06:52 PM
Dolgo lost to Berrer 3-6, 2-6, but a semi result is good points for him. He is playing vs. Alves in the first round in Johannesburg, which he should win.

I think Dolgo could and probably should be in the top 80 range by the summer. I see no way he wont make the MD of the French.

Ad Wim
01-31-2010, 09:17 AM
Me too. Hope he stays healthy, then he'll be a threat in the challengers on clay.

SF this week was good, Berrer is just a tough draw against a good top 75-player.

KaiserT
02-02-2010, 07:25 PM
This Dolgo is a pure fixer :lol:

marquez
02-14-2010, 12:38 AM
WC 21 KHADDARI, Hicham MAR
22 IGNATIK, Uladzimir BLR

WC 23 ZIADI, Mehdi MAR
4 24 DOLGOPOLOV JR., Oleksandr UKR

not too bad, though I have no idea how good ignatik is on clay
pastor in the quarters probably, darcis/riba in the semis

Ad Wim
02-14-2010, 06:53 PM
Prett good draw, think he is the favourite to win this challenger.

Filo V.
02-19-2010, 04:32 PM
He is in the quarters right now playing Lojda, and is ahead a set. Darcis and Riba both lost, and he would play Ouahab in the semis. Likely would play Robert in the final. He will likely be in the top 100 in the next couple of weeks if not after this tournament IMO.

marquez
02-19-2010, 10:55 PM
he simply has to beat ouahab tomorrow as he should be the much better player in this match
finals will be played tomorrow late afternoon

win this tournament olek!

Ad Wim
02-21-2010, 10:42 AM
Nice win against Ouahab, I wonder how he does against Robert today. I think it's 50-50.

jonathancrane
02-21-2010, 10:47 AM
Final was played yesterday
Robert won 7-6, 6-4 :sad:

Ad Wim
02-21-2010, 11:22 AM
Just saw it yeah, thought it was today. Too bad he lost, but final is a pretty good result and Robert is playing really well lately.

Robert pulled out of next week, so Olek for the title there!
http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2010/3767/mds.pdf
Pretty good draw, although he is in the half of the topseed Darcis. But a winnable quarter so SF should be possible.

marquez
02-21-2010, 07:22 PM
can see him beat darcis who isn't in good form
would be pretty embarassing if he loses before the semis but he will probably lose a set in r1 as usual :lol:

marquez
02-23-2010, 02:03 PM
he will probably lose a set in r1 as usual :lol:

:yeah:

olek def. arnaboldi 6-3 4-6 7-6(3)

broken serving for the match at 5-4 :o
1-3* down in the tiebreak but won 6 in a row to end the match :worship:

but if that is what he needs to get a good feeling for the next rounds, why not?

el amrani next, after that it would be navarro pastor & ouahab again probably
darcis lost to ignatik already so the good draw became a wonderful draw now

marquez
02-24-2010, 05:10 PM
easy win today
navarro shouldn't be a problem either, this kamikaze S&V shouldn't work against olek

Ad Wim
02-25-2010, 11:26 AM
It actually is amazing he wins these matches so easily and walks to the draws all the time.

Then again, it is really sad he performs so bad at the ATP-level. That loss against Alves was really disappointing.

marquez
02-27-2010, 12:30 PM
olek def. ouahab 6-3 6-4

good match by olek, 2nd set was closer but he looked like the much better player the whole time

riba or machado tomorrow :wavey:

marquez
02-28-2010, 04:22 PM
congrats to the first title of the year :worship: :banana: :drive:

olek def. machado 7-5 6-2

minor choke in the first set, leading 5-3 and wasting some sps on return there
looked comfortable all in all though

jonathancrane
02-28-2010, 04:35 PM
Olek :yeah:
5th CH title

Ad Wim
03-02-2010, 01:46 PM
Good tournament, beat some pretty good players. only the first round was tough, the rest was pretty comfortable. Hope he can build on this and gets far in Rabat as well.

marquez
03-08-2010, 10:41 AM
olek plays beto in the 1st round of the rabat ch
tough draw with granollers in his quarter too

Ad Wim
03-09-2010, 09:27 AM
Very tough, finally a real test in these Moroccan challengers. Hope he reaches another final.

81st on the rankings now, that's enough to enter small 250-events. I wonder if he'll do it on clay. Events like Portschach, Munchen etc. Until now his ATP-performance was very weak, but he has to make the transition one day.

marquez
03-10-2010, 04:08 PM
Very tough, finally a real test in these Moroccan challengers. Hope he reaches another final.

81st on the rankings now, that's enough to enter small 250-events. I wonder if he'll do it on clay. Events like Portschach, Munchen etc. Until now his ATP-performance was very weak, but he has to make the transition one day.

would love to see him play Munich
could watch him there

great win against beto today :rocker2:

marquez
03-10-2010, 10:02 PM
olek vs. bozo tomorrow

bozo another player I like, olek small favourite for me

Ad Wim
03-11-2010, 10:39 AM
He hasn't really got that star-status either. He just travels around, plays his tournaments and wins challengers. Very little talk about him, no articles or something. While he is just 21, 80th on the ranking and on a big rise. Like I said earlier, he appears to stay under the radar, also on MTF.

I noticed that he has no clothing sponsor either, or no brand I know of.

marquez
03-12-2010, 02:57 PM
lost to bozo 4-6 1-6

tanked for marrakech maybe, who knows

jonathancrane
03-14-2010, 01:22 PM
Marrakech draw is out
http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2010/3585/mds.pdf

Against a player from the Q on 1st round, then can face again Bozoljac in QF

marquez
03-15-2010, 01:16 AM
great draw

final has to be a realistic goal here

marquez
03-18-2010, 10:22 PM
revenge against bozo tomorrow :rocker2:

expected gaba tbh, well he choked from 6-4 *5-4 :lol:

we'll know if olek tanked against bozo last week tomorrow

marquez
03-18-2010, 11:25 PM
lets dream a bit

Olek would be ranked around 60 if he wins this tournament

Ad Wim
03-19-2010, 07:47 PM
Unfortunately he didn't have the ranking at the time entry lists for clay tournaments came out. He only has the ranking for Barcelona so far.

Hopefully he gets a WC for Casablanca because he played so well in the Moroccan tour.

At least he has the ranking for Roland Garros, his first ever!

marquez
03-20-2010, 02:04 AM
good win over bozo today

shame the stream collapsed at 5-5 but until then it was a good match from what I've seen

bozo played well too, few unforced errors on both sides, good quality
good luck against kukush tomorrow

marquez
03-21-2010, 09:57 PM
lost in the finals to nieminen
not a good performance today
had the feeling he was the better player in the first set
couldn't recover from the break in the first, some chances in the second which he wasted with some terrible return misses

still a good week again, good decision to take a week off now imo as he seemed to be a bit tired physically & mentally

next stop casablanca qualis

marquez
03-31-2010, 10:44 PM
looking ahead, dolgo needs 2 withdrawals for barcelona, he is in the qualifying list for monte carlo AND, what is most important for me, he decided to play munich which means I will finally get the chance to watch him live :bounce: :banana: :worship:

Ad Wim
04-01-2010, 12:04 PM
That's nice for you. In the more near future, he only needs one withdrawal to get into Casablanca directly. Very weak tournament, so he has a chance to finally do well on the ATP-tour, on his favourite surface.

bibatof
04-01-2010, 03:32 PM
He is IN :bigclap:

bibatof
04-01-2010, 05:29 PM
Here's some Dolgo's pics I took in challenger of Marrakech :
http://thumbnails26.imagebam.com/7389/0f019f73885893.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/0f019f73885893)

http://thumbnails12.imagebam.com/7453/ba931274526753.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/ba931274526753)

http://thumbnails26.imagebam.com/7453/5683c674526757.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/5683c674526757)

http://thumbnails8.imagebam.com/7453/495ec374526761.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/495ec374526761)

http://thumbnails4.imagebam.com/7453/b2091774526770.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/b2091774526770)

http://thumbnails24.imagebam.com/7453/113a4e74526774.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/113a4e74526774)

http://thumbnails25.imagebam.com/7453/224f4074526778.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/224f4074526778)

http://thumbnails27.imagebam.com/7453/e6efde74526785.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/e6efde74526785)

http://thumbnails27.imagebam.com/7453/e37b0e74526788.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/e37b0e74526788)

bibatof
04-01-2010, 07:14 PM
http://thumbnails21.imagebam.com/7455/bd339274544023.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/bd339274544023)
http://thumbnails7.imagebam.com/7455/1f70d074544028.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/1f70d074544028)
http://thumbnails21.imagebam.com/7455/ecc43774544036.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/ecc43774544036)
http://thumbnails27.imagebam.com/7455/f1be7c74544053.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/f1be7c74544053)
http://thumbnails14.imagebam.com/7455/dc3c6474544061.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/dc3c6474544061)
http://thumbnails14.imagebam.com/7455/16725d74544074.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/16725d74544074)
http://thumbnails26.imagebam.com/7455/6e15ea74544089.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/6e15ea74544089)
http://thumbnails13.imagebam.com/7455/0975b474544098.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/0975b474544098)
http://thumbnails26.imagebam.com/7455/867a6b74544107.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/867a6b74544107)
http://thumbnails21.imagebam.com/7455/a4b91f74544113.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/a4b91f74544113)
http://thumbnails14.imagebam.com/7455/53069574544119.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/53069574544119)
http://thumbnails27.imagebam.com/7455/d06c2b74544125.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/d06c2b74544125)

bibatof
04-01-2010, 08:08 PM
http://thumbnails13.imagebam.com/7456/d6790474552627.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/d6790474552627)
http://thumbnails17.imagebam.com/7456/2f89cf74552658.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/2f89cf74552658)
http://thumbnails21.imagebam.com/7456/849f0e74552677.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/849f0e74552677)

http://thumbnails25.imagebam.com/7456/1e12f274552701.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/1e12f274552701)
http://thumbnails24.imagebam.com/7456/796ab174552716.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/796ab174552716)

videos

Tanger

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhHZzMXVEn8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJLHpc-t0lA

Marrakech

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yn4JeWbW210

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oIu3HO9oos

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmPSKeMiQsQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zp1TwL2EecA

marquez
04-02-2010, 04:34 PM
nice pics & vids bibatof :yeah:

bibatof
04-03-2010, 03:18 PM
Thanks :) I watched all his matches in Marrakech !I love his game :worship:

Nathaliia
04-03-2010, 03:20 PM
Great stuff, thank you a lot.

By the way, the people who are missing on him, they don't know what they are missing.

jonathancrane
04-03-2010, 03:29 PM
Thanks a lot bibatof :worship:

marquez
04-03-2010, 08:38 PM
casablanca draw out http://www.gphassan2tennis.com/tableaux/sg.pdf

1st round qualifier
2nd round wawa

qualifiers should be koubek/veic, dodig/pastor, gil, nieminen

really hope it wont be jarkko :scared:
and I think he could surprise wawa(given he wins his 1st round match)

bibatof
04-03-2010, 09:38 PM
welcome guys ;)
Does playing against a qualifier mean playing Tuesday ?
I m asking coz I m planing to go to watch him !

marquez
04-03-2010, 09:42 PM
welcome guys ;)
Does playing against a qualifier mean playing Tuesday ?
I m asking coz I m planing to go to watch him !

yeah, he will play on tuesday

Nathaliia
04-03-2010, 09:57 PM
I also hope it won't be Jarkko :o Actually, quite a decent set of qualifiers here. Dodig or Pastor seem the most beatable ones.

bibatof
04-03-2010, 10:02 PM
yeah, he will play on tuesday

Thanks :hug: I just hope it won't be against Niemenen :scared:

Ad Wim
04-03-2010, 11:02 PM
Not Nieminen or Koubek please, the res he can take. Really hope he does!

bibatof
04-05-2010, 07:58 PM
first round against Martin KLIZAN (SVK)
I m so sad coz I can't go to watch him tomorrow :sad:

jonathancrane
04-05-2010, 08:01 PM
Better Klizan than Nemo :yeah:

marquez
04-05-2010, 10:36 PM
first round against Martin KLIZAN (SVK)
I m so sad coz I can't go to watch him tomorrow :sad:

he plays the last match on his court

he HAS to beat klizan, no question about that

bibatof
04-05-2010, 11:03 PM
he plays the last match on his court

he HAS to beat klizan, no question about that

yeah ! I hope there will be no surprises !

here's some pic with fans :
after the final in Marrakech :

http://thumbnails26.imagebam.com/7514/a2db5f75137588.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/a2db5f75137588)

(I gave him that Card that u can see in front of the lap top :p)

today in casablanca :

http://thumbnails26.imagebam.com/7514/55041675137605.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/55041675137605)

I feel that moroccan tennis fans are going crazy about Dolgo ! as I do :p

jonathancrane
04-05-2010, 11:06 PM
He looks like a nice guy with his fans :yeah:

marquez
04-05-2010, 11:12 PM
He looks like a nice guy with his fans :yeah:

yeah

and once more, great that you share these pics bibatof

vamosko
04-05-2010, 11:37 PM
he will beat klizan for sure!! GL tomorrow :)

bibatof
04-06-2010, 08:33 AM
yeah

and once more, great that you share these pics bibatof

;)

doubles - yesterday !

http://thumbnails23.imagebam.com/7519/b1c2cc75180615.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/b1c2cc75180615)

http://thumbnails25.imagebam.com/7519/ab53de75180617.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/ab53de75180617)
they lost :(

Ad Wim
04-06-2010, 10:23 AM
Indeed, he really should beat Klizan and get the 20 points. But let's not take anything for granted yet.

marquez
04-06-2010, 08:38 PM
lost to klizan 6-4 1-6 5-7 :o :o :o

:speakles:

was break down in the 3rd, had bp at 5-5 then
blew it on 2nd serve

very very disappointing

bibatof
04-06-2010, 08:47 PM
:sad::sad::sad::sad::sad::sad::sad::sad::sad::sad: :sad::sad::sad::sad::sad:

bibatof
04-06-2010, 08:57 PM
WHY ? why dolgo ? you r doing this to me ! I m free on thursday ! I ve never went to casablanca tournement ! he was the good raison to make me go this year ! I can't go now ! F*** !

anassbenghazi
04-06-2010, 09:59 PM
i really hoped to see dolgo against wawrinka too, too bad he lost today :(
you can go see el amrani then, he made an impressive match against gabashvili, he finished the last games with cramps, so heroic :) you can watch the last tie break on youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jsGO8bZ9bY
sorry i know this is not about el amrani but i was so happy seeing him win his first match :)

Ad Wim
04-07-2010, 12:09 AM
WTF happened?! This shoudn't have happened...

bibatof
04-07-2010, 01:21 AM
i really hoped to see dolgo against wawrinka too, too bad he lost today :(
you can go see el amrani then, he made an impressive match against gabashvili, he finished the last games with cramps, so heroic :) you can watch the last tie break on youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jsGO8bZ9bY
sorry i know this is not about el amrani but i was so happy seeing him win his first match :)
happy El amrani did great today :) but it is kinda hard for me to go to casa for many raisons ... the ONLY player that would make me go is Dolgo :p so maybe next year :)

Ad Wim
04-07-2010, 10:25 AM
So typical this result. In challengers he blows every one away, but once it gets to the ATP-level, he suddenly chokes against guys like Klizan, and Alves earlier. Don't know what that is, but it's bad and this way he won't make the big breakthrough. But he has got time on his side.

bibatof
04-08-2010, 12:13 PM
Serve of Dolgopolov Jr.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jepLSuU7UJk

marquez
04-08-2010, 02:07 PM
klizan played fantastic against wawa today

oleks loss doesn't look that disappointing now

bibatof
04-08-2010, 06:41 PM
I agree :)

Ad Wim
04-09-2010, 02:08 PM
I still think it's disappointing, also for the points and his confidence. He has to believe he can do damage on the ATP-tour. Let's hope he does well in qualis for MC.

marquez
04-09-2010, 09:18 PM
ventura in qualis

bad draw considering mugs like guez & bastl were available

Nathaliia
04-09-2010, 09:21 PM
ventura in qualis

bad draw considering mugs like guez & bastl were available
& Gaba :lol:

He is lacking something on the bigger stage :awww: If he plays on his normal level he could beat Ventura...

bibatof
04-11-2010, 03:22 PM
http://thumbnails24.imagebam.com/7600/28f18875991008.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/28f18875991008/) http://thumbnails23.imagebam.com/7600/6ba72675991048.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/6ba72675991048/) http://thumbnails23.imagebam.com/7600/0a430475991059.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/0a430475991059/) http://thumbnails6.imagebam.com/7600/0255f575991073.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/0255f575991073/) http://thumbnails.imagebam.com/7600/cc908e75991083.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/cc908e75991083/) http://thumbnails.imagebam.com/7600/cf6b1675991099.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/cf6b1675991099/) http://thumbnails6.imagebam.com/7600/03e4e075991107.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/03e4e075991107/) http://thumbnails5.imagebam.com/7600/77bd5a75991121.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/77bd5a75991121/)

bibatof
04-11-2010, 07:00 PM
ATP 1000 Monte Carlo:
Qualifications:
first round : Oleks beat Ventura 6-4 6-4
second round :Oleksander beat Zverev 6-4 6-3
Bravooo :worship:
tomorrow he will face Julien BENNETEAU (FRA) in the first round

marquez
04-11-2010, 07:47 PM
had to save 7 bps in set 1 against zverev :o

according to john john's reports he played well against ventura

should have chances against benneteau

Ad Wim
04-11-2010, 09:19 PM
ventura in qualis

bad draw considering mugs like guez & bastl were available

Ventura was actually a very good draw, one of the best 1st round he could have. Zverev wasn't too hard either. He should really win those matches on clay by now if he wants to go further. But good he deliverd this time. 35 points in the pocket and a decent chance against Benneteau who's been in bad form lately.

bleu_cheese
04-11-2010, 09:37 PM
Benneteau is beatable for sure, but I'm not getting my hopes up. The match practice on this level is more important, and a win would only garner him 10 extra points anyway.

Ad Wim
04-11-2010, 09:48 PM
Benneteau is beatable for sure, but I'm not getting my hopes up. The match practice on this level is more important, and a win would only garner him 10 extra points anyway.

No, 35 points extra. First round is 10 points, 2nd round 45. Plus the 25 quali-points.

solopv
04-12-2010, 06:55 AM
:)

Ad Wim
04-12-2010, 11:30 AM
Starting his match against Benne now. Very high winds, I guess that's not suitable for Olek.
Nice to see him on the big stage though, instead of another Moroccan challenger.

Ad Wim
04-12-2010, 11:39 AM
Misses a 0-40, one very close.

Ad Wim
04-12-2010, 11:48 AM
Another bp missed on 2nd serve. He really goes flat=out for these 2nd serve returns, while he wins most rallies. Just get the ball in play!

Nathaliia
04-12-2010, 11:49 AM
Well, good that he made it through the quallies :D

Young Bubka has a house there, guys have where to party :o

Ad Wim
04-12-2010, 11:51 AM
6 bps missed :help:

Ad Wim
04-12-2010, 11:53 AM
There is the break! He plays well.

solopv
04-12-2010, 11:56 AM
Me gusta, me gusta, me gusta
He plays really well.

Nathaliia
04-12-2010, 11:57 AM
:woohoo: keep the focus

Ad Wim
04-12-2010, 12:09 PM
Very bad game to get rebroken.

solopv
04-12-2010, 12:19 PM
:confused::mad:4-6

Ad Wim
04-12-2010, 12:19 PM
Ouch, those were very bad last 3 games...

Ad Wim
04-12-2010, 01:02 PM
Nooooo, had an opportunity to serve out the second set, but got broken again. Had 3 very good games from 4-2 down though, that's good.

Ad Wim
04-12-2010, 01:10 PM
Yeeeaaah, wins the second set 7-5. Great fight, now continue!

Nathaliia
04-12-2010, 01:13 PM
Hooray :D At least is showing some fight!

Ad Wim
04-12-2010, 01:19 PM
Damn, 15-40 missed in the frist game. He's playing great!

Ad Wim
04-12-2010, 01:44 PM
He looks down and out, 1-4. Looks tired, doesn't move as well. Too bad.

Nathaliia
04-12-2010, 01:45 PM
Nice try :sad:.

marquez
04-12-2010, 01:54 PM
cant say that he played well

struggled a lot with the slow court and the wind

marquez
04-12-2010, 01:57 PM
commentator just said it was a very good match

cant agree, and olek should have won it

Ad Wim
04-12-2010, 01:59 PM
He played well for most part of the match and very well in stages. Unfortunately also bad at some points, especially in the end. Benneteau just played a decent match. But at least he has shown he can handle the level and it should be good for his experience.

*Jean*
04-12-2010, 04:23 PM
Olek :sad: He was too nervous in the end, but that was a great fight. He should really calm down a little, and he should be all right for bigger steps. :yeah:
Reports to come later. ;)

Truc
04-12-2010, 09:16 PM
The highlights:
http://www.mediafire.com/?1m4dymzuogz

bibatof
04-12-2010, 10:21 PM
The highlights:
http://www.mediafire.com/?1m4dymzuogz

Thank you :worship:

bibatof
04-13-2010, 09:53 AM
Monte Carlo:
http://thumbnails25.imagebam.com/7624/f61e1876232593.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/f61e1876232593/) http://thumbnails20.imagebam.com/7624/ec5af576232604.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/ec5af576232604/)

solopv
04-17-2010, 06:45 PM
How many chances vs F.Lopes ?
Lopes is a left-hander
Dolgo has some problems with it

bleu_cheese
04-18-2010, 03:43 AM
Well, Lopez is in poor form according to results, but is always dangerous. A good chance for even better should he advance.

Ad Wim
04-18-2010, 10:07 AM
It's an okay draw, especially 2nd round. But please win the first round!

solopv
04-18-2010, 11:14 AM
I've downloaded match vs Benneteau.
I hope I'll download matches against Lopes n Soderling :)

marquez
04-18-2010, 07:23 PM
should be interesting against feli

Proxima2
04-18-2010, 08:37 PM
Hi! :wavey:
Some of my photos from Monte-Carlo. I will take more next year, I hope :)


http://i811.photobucket.com/albums/zz32/Proxima2/Monte-Carlo%20Rolex%20Masters%202010/IMG_8837.jpg

http://i811.photobucket.com/albums/zz32/Proxima2/Monte-Carlo%20Rolex%20Masters%202010/IMG_8832.jpg

http://i811.photobucket.com/albums/zz32/Proxima2/Monte-Carlo%20Rolex%20Masters%202010/IMG_8830.jpg

bibatof
04-19-2010, 07:40 AM
Thank you Stella :hug:

Ad Wim
04-19-2010, 10:06 AM
Career high ranking of 66 :yeah:

Ad Wim
04-20-2010, 09:24 PM
What happened, anyone saw the match?

marquez
04-20-2010, 10:33 PM
same question here, haven't been able to watch it

what happened?

bibatof
04-21-2010, 07:27 AM
I couldn't watch it too ! I don't know what happened !
:sad:

Ad Wim
04-21-2010, 09:55 AM
This is what it says on ATP-website:

Spanish No. 16 seed Feliciano Lopez made his way safely into the second round, establishing a 6-3, 3-0 lead against Ukraine’s Oleksandr Dolgopolov Jr. when his opponent retired due to illness 51 minutes into the match.

Pfew, so no real injury.

solopv
04-21-2010, 10:22 AM
I saw the match.
Dolgo moved bad since 1st game.
After 1st set doctor has appeared on the court, has given some tablets
After 0-3 in second Dolgo has retired

marquez
04-24-2010, 10:26 PM
easy win against naso today
tough match against hajek tomorrow

Filo V.
04-25-2010, 04:06 AM
Jan is a good player, especially on clay, but that is a pretty winnable match for Dolgo. Hopefully he wins, since there are some spots in the MD that are good for qualifiers. He needs to start translating his results to the ATP.

marquez
04-25-2010, 02:35 PM
olek lost 6-3 2-6 3-6

had some chances to come back in the 3rd, 2-4* 0-30 2nd serve comes to mind
hope he wont become a marcos daniel :o

Ad Wim
04-25-2010, 02:45 PM
Pff, disappointing. Very good chance to qualify with this draw.

Indeed, let's hope he doesn't become a Lorenzi or Daniel.

Filo V.
04-25-2010, 02:57 PM
It's too early yet to make the determination of what Dolgo is as a player, but the past 6 months, he's had chances to qualify and has been in a few ATP events directly, and has struggled mightily. A lot of it is mental, since it is hard for challenger guys to actually feel like they deserve to be on the main tour, unless they prove they do, and Olek hasn't yet. He also is too patchy and inconsistent in general, which may be due to his age and lack of matches against quality opponents.

It will be time to worry around July if he is still struggling on the ATP tour, because he has a hell of a lot of points to defend from July forward. This is his opportunity now to really do damage, so lets hope he takes advantage of this situation, because this may be the only chance he gets for a while.

Filo V.
04-25-2010, 03:00 PM
Pff, disappointing. Very good chance to qualify with this draw.

Indeed, let's hope he doesn't become a Lorenzi or Daniel.

Becoming another Lorenzi would mean he literally becomes a nobody who never sees the daylight of ATPs ever again after a fluke run. I don't think he's that bad, but he's starting to show himself as a Daniel or Vassallo type. He's still young, so now is the time to establish himself, and live up to the hype and potential.

Ad Wim
04-26-2010, 02:16 PM
Well said, and Lorenzi is pretty much a nobody, but he has become a top 100 player the same way Dolgo did, by winning challengers.

But as you said, he is still young and let's hope this is a learning process, but it would be very well if he gets some ATP-wins to gain confidence. And he still has three months before his first points will drop off, so he has some chances on ATP-level by that time I guess. Let's evaluate some more then.

Meanwhile, maybe it would have been a better idea to play Tunis this week, instead of Rome qualis. So maybe one or two challengers, to get some rhytm and wins, combined with smaller ATP-events which he can enter directly.

marquez
04-26-2010, 07:19 PM
Well said, and Lorenzi is pretty much a nobody, but he has become a top 100 player the same way Dolgo did, by winning challengers.

But as you said, he is still young and let's hope this is a learning process, but it would be very well if he gets some ATP-wins to gain confidence. And he still has three months before his first points will drop off, so he has some chances on ATP-level by that time I guess. Let's evaluate some more then.

Meanwhile, maybe it would have been a better idea to play Tunis this week, instead of Rome qualis. So maybe one or two challengers, to get some rhytm and wins, combined with smaller ATP-events which he can enter directly.

munich up next

hope for a decent draw and a run like superbol in 2008 :rocker2:

marquez
04-30-2010, 09:26 PM
good luck with the draw olek :scared:

fear he wont get another acceptable draw this time and I cant go to munich before wednesday :o

bibatof
05-01-2010, 07:26 PM
First round against VENTURA, Santiago :)
GOOD luck Oleks !
I hope U'll get to watch him live marquez :)

marquez
05-01-2010, 07:34 PM
First round against VENTURA, Santiago :)
GOOD luck Oleks !
I hope U'll get to watch him live marquez :)

only if he plays on thursday, cant go there before :sad:

must-win match against ventura, big match against kohli if he wins

pretty sure that kohli & cilic will play on the 2nd day, i.e. tuesday/thursday. so if he wins it should work out

Ad Wim
05-01-2010, 08:28 PM
Agreed, I don't want to jinx him, but this is indeed a must-win.

bibatof
05-01-2010, 09:57 PM
only if he plays on thursday, cant go there before :sad:

must-win match against ventura, big match against kohli if he wins

pretty sure that kohli & cilic will play on the 2nd day, i.e. tuesday/thursday. so if he wins it should work out

If it works ! will u take some pics ?
Come on Oleks ! You must win ! don't do to marquez what u did to me in casablanca :sad: I got depressed becoz of that story :sad:

bleu_cheese
05-01-2010, 10:23 PM
Oh please. Ventura? Not a problem. Kohli? Couldn't even win a set against Nadal. Cake draw for sure.

marquez
05-02-2010, 06:09 PM
If it works ! will u take some pics ?
Come on Oleks ! You must win ! don't do to marquez what u did to me in casablanca :sad: I got depressed becoz of that story :sad:

wont go at all probably :o
apart from wednesday, every day has 65-90% probability of rain :rain:

no way I drive 2 hours to munich and pay 35 euros to watch maybe one hour of tennis

bibatof
05-02-2010, 07:47 PM
wont go at all probably :o
apart from wednesday, every day has 65-90% probability of rain :rain:

no way I drive 2 hours to munich and pay 35 euros to watch maybe one hour of tennis
Aaah! too bad !

Filo V.
05-04-2010, 02:39 AM
Well said, and Lorenzi is pretty much a nobody, but he has become a top 100 player the same way Dolgo did, by winning challengers.

But as you said, he is still young and let's hope this is a learning process, but it would be very well if he gets some ATP-wins to gain confidence. And he still has three months before his first points will drop off, so he has some chances on ATP-level by that time I guess. Let's evaluate some more then.

Meanwhile, maybe it would have been a better idea to play Tunis this week, instead of Rome qualis. So maybe one or two challengers, to get some rhytm and wins, combined with smaller ATP-events which he can enter directly.

Very good points made. I think he should probably have played Tunis, and should play Bordeaux next week, but he probably believes he is above challengers, which he has shown he is, but not always having played tough ones like those. What he needs mostly is matches and confidence as you put, and he isn't getting them losing r1 and r2 in ATP events. At the same time, you only learn to beat the best by playing them. It's a tough process to get acclimated into the ATP level and really the talent difference is so great, he will figure it out eventually, but it may be too soon right now for him. We'll see how he does this week in Munich.

Filo V.
05-04-2010, 04:20 AM
I like Ace drop-shot Ventura a hell of a lot, but Dolgo needs to win this match so ridiculously badly. Santi hasn't won a match since February. These are the types of matches Olek won in challenger events, so I don't see why he would lose this match. If he does, then there is clearly something not right with him.

Don't even want to think of his next opponent, got to take things one step at a time. Good luck Dolgo!

Ad Wim
05-04-2010, 01:58 PM
From 3-0 to 3-3 :help:

marquez
05-04-2010, 07:15 PM
big big problems after the early lead

hope he breaks ventura immediately tomorrow, always tough to hold serve in a situation like this

if he loses this match he really needs to go back to the challengers

marquez
05-05-2010, 10:33 AM
I know most people dont want to hear about it, but there has been a big odds drift on betfair in the olek match(odds have gone from 1.45 to 2.6)

dont be surprised if he loses, someone seems to know something here

30000 euro waiting to be matched @ 2 on ace ventura

really hope olek proves me wrong today

marquez
05-05-2010, 11:09 AM
ventura @ 1.16 just before they restart :o

marquez
05-05-2010, 11:13 AM
olek hasn't won a single point so far, ventura 6-6 *1-0

marquez
05-05-2010, 11:25 AM
olek won the first set 7-6(5) and has 2 bps

Ad Wim
05-05-2010, 11:30 AM
Wins the TB, then misses a 15-40, then gets broken himself. Another rollercoaster...

marquez
05-05-2010, 11:31 AM
Wins the TB, then misses a 15-40, then gets broken himself. Another rollercoaster...

I know you dont like to hear it but olek has been @ 6 with a set up
he was @ 1.45 at the start of the match, this is fixed obviously

he was never going to win it

Ad Wim
05-05-2010, 12:00 PM
:sad:

Ad Wim
05-05-2010, 12:06 PM
Odds now @ 8 for Olek, being 1-0 up in the first set. I guess he is not winning then...

marquez
05-05-2010, 12:11 PM
surprising that olek throws his career away like this

or maybe not his career but at least his honesty

Ad Wim
05-05-2010, 12:14 PM
And I still don't get why such a talented guy like Dolgo has to fix? Why win all these challengers and climb the rankings, if you throw away matches at ATP-level. For the money? He has plenty I guess...

marquez
05-05-2010, 12:18 PM
And I still don't get why such a talented guy like Dolgo has to fix? Why win all these challengers and climb the rankings, if you throw away matches at ATP-level. For the money? He has plenty I guess...


who knows? we can only speculate why he does it but the fact that he does it is enough for me to quit supporting him

marquez
05-05-2010, 12:22 PM
done with you olek

KaiserT
05-05-2010, 12:29 PM
What a fixer this ugly girl ukranian.

Filo V.
05-05-2010, 01:19 PM
That was an unfortunate situation. Even with little experience with knowledge of fixing, I could tell pretty quick it was a fix. Why is he doing it? Probably because he's a scared and ignorant kid from a place where fixing is prevalent, because he has no money, and probably because he thinks this is the best way for him to make a living. If he would actually win matches on the ATP tour he could get money easier and more honestly, but I'm guessing he doesn't believe in himself either.

Really, Dolgo just has a lot of growing up and maturing to do, which is why I'll still support him, because I'm assuming he'll grow out of this and do better down the line. But he's CLEARLY let it be known he is not ready for the ATP tour right now.

jonathancrane
05-05-2010, 02:17 PM
Olek took the easy path
What a disappointment

Nathaliia
05-05-2010, 02:20 PM
These big guys are not joking with the tennis players. We give the players bad labels but I don't think it's their choice at all - at least in most cases.

Filo V.
05-08-2010, 03:20 AM
So, Dolgo is scheduled to play in Madrid tomorrow for qualifying, we'll see if he is healthy or not, would be interesting if he recovers from his "serious" injury in about 3-4 days.

The qualifying list is weak so he should qualify, if he is healthy enough to play at 100% or close to it.

Filo V.
05-08-2010, 06:25 AM
Here is Olek's section of the draw at Madrid qualifying:

(4) DOLGOPOLOV JR., Oleksandr UKR v (WC) MENENDEZ-MACEIRAS, Adrian ESP
(WC) GOMEZ-HERRERA, Carlos ESP v (8) FISH, Mardy USA

Obviously he should win this section, but after what happened in Munich and his possible injury situation and obvious lack of confidence, I'm not certain he will make it through here. He must do so really, however, no excuses if he doesn't. Hopefully he gets the job done. Good luck to him.

Filo V.
05-08-2010, 01:19 PM
Dolgo won 6-2 6-3 and is into the final round of qualifying.

Filo V.
05-09-2010, 02:42 AM
Olek is playing Fish in the final round of qualifying. Good luck to him!

Ad Wim
05-09-2010, 12:02 PM
1 in 15 bps, was leading 4-2 in the TB, but loses it 7-5 :help:

Ad Wim
05-09-2010, 12:30 PM
Was leading 4-1 second set, now 4-4 :(

Ad Wim
05-09-2010, 12:38 PM
But wins the second set 6-4 :)

Ad Wim
05-09-2010, 02:01 PM
Woooow! He wins it 7-6 in the third after 3 hours and 23 minutes! :woohoo:

marquez
05-09-2010, 06:26 PM
surprised youre still a fan of olek, ad wim, considering your aversion to gambling

expected you to be even more consequent concerning match fixing

Filo V.
05-10-2010, 04:37 AM
The clean Dolgo is back playing in Madrid it seems, and he drew Seppi in R1. It's a very winnable match and one of the best matches for a qualifier in the draw, but he will likely be tired from playing a 3 1/2 hour match yesterday. Olek and Andreas are the third match on the second stadium court today.

Good luck Dolgo!

bibatof
05-10-2010, 04:22 PM
Oleksandr beat Seppi 6-3 6-4 !!!!

Filo V.
05-11-2010, 01:30 AM
Olek played really well today! Aggressive tennis. Served well and took it to Seppi. Made a few too many errors, though. He didn't get broken in the match and Seppi only had three opportunities. All in all, a good performance on the ATP level, which was much needed, and the fact it is at a Masters series should boost his confidence even more.

He plays Rafa next, so hopefully he can at least give a good account for himself in the biggest match of his career to date.

bibatof
05-11-2010, 11:05 PM
reached a career-high ranking of #62 on 10-05-2010

marquez
05-12-2010, 03:23 PM
I think I'm back as a fan, simply cant resist when I watch him play

marquez
05-12-2010, 03:37 PM
rafa *4-2, olek playing well so far

marquez
05-12-2010, 03:47 PM
olek getting stronger and stronger, love hold for 4-5

marquez
05-12-2010, 03:52 PM
at least rank 57 for olek on monday

Gęmeos
05-12-2010, 04:13 PM
he has an amazing forehand and plays aggressively

marquez
05-12-2010, 04:39 PM
olek loses 4-6 3-6 in the end

big step forward for his confidence it should be

bibatof
05-12-2010, 05:11 PM
I watched him too ! he played a great match ! I loved his confidence :worship: how he looked enjoying playing against Nadal :worship: really proud to be his fan :) Bravoo Oleks :worship:

marquez
05-15-2010, 09:50 AM
olek playing nice this week

think he should have skipped it, playing a bit too much lately

edit: r1 against montanes

bibatof
05-17-2010, 09:09 AM
reached a career-high ranking of #57 today :)

solopv
05-17-2010, 11:00 AM
vamos a 50 mejores

Ad Wim
05-18-2010, 02:07 PM
Wow, what a great win over a very good clay courter today! Finally getting his results on the ATP-level!

solopv
05-18-2010, 02:46 PM
Yes it is ser!

marquez
05-18-2010, 06:11 PM
good win today

anyone else noticed that he is called Alexandr Dolgopolov instead of Oleksandr Dolgopolov Jr. on the atp site?

bibatof
05-18-2010, 06:50 PM
good win today

anyone else noticed that he is called Alexandr Dolgopolov instead of Oleksandr Dolgopolov Jr. on the atp site?

I noticed that too ! they changed it the day after his match against nadal ! maybe he asked them to !

I didn t watch him today ! happy he did great !!!

solopv
05-19-2010, 07:13 AM
You know, it's the same thing
Alexandr -Russin version
Oleksandr -Ukr version
Alexandr Dolgopolov it is shorter than Oleksandr Dolgopolov Jr.

Minorellen
05-19-2010, 10:16 AM
You know, it's the same thing
Alexandr -Russin version
Oleksandr -Ukr version
Alexandr Dolgopolov it is shorter than Oleksandr Dolgopolov Jr.


Yes, it is all the same. Alexandr with no Junior to his name
Same name

bibatof
05-19-2010, 07:06 PM
R Gasquet (FRA) d A Dolgopolov (UKR) 60 26 63 !!!
I heard he played a great match :)

solopv
05-21-2010, 11:58 AM
1r RG
Dolgo - Clement

marquez
05-21-2010, 01:48 PM
this draw is the best that could have happened :woohoo:

arnie in r1, out of form gonzo in r2, then mugro in r3

we could see a nice run from dolgo here

Ad Wim
05-23-2010, 09:17 PM
Not at all the best that could have happened imo. There were about 20 guys that were easier in the first round imo. And Gonzo doesn't have rhytm and might be injured, but if he shows up and plays mediocre even, he's very tough.

marquez
05-24-2010, 07:04 PM
Not at all the best that could have happened imo. There were about 20 guys that were easier in the first round imo. And Gonzo doesn't have rhytm and might be injured, but if he shows up and plays mediocre even, he's very tough.

yeah, for the first round it wasn't the best draw

but he could have drawn more reliable seeds than gonzo & mugro for the later rounds obviously with gonzo losing a set today and mugro going 5 today

always fear he draws one of nadal, federer, söderling, djokovic

a lot better to draw gonzo these days

match just finished, comeback win for olek in 5 over clement
just watched the last 2 sets and olek looked like the deserved and comfortable winner there(only talking about these 2 sets and not the whole match of course)

bibatof
05-24-2010, 09:22 PM
Congrats Dolgo !:bigclap:

happy he won his first grand slam match !! yay :bounce:

best of luck for the rest ! I think he s got all the potentiel to beat gonza and almagro !!

DOLGO rules :rocker2:

Ad Wim
05-24-2010, 11:02 PM
Great and big win in his first GS-match so his first 5-setter. Very impressive, considering Clement was playing at home. Hope he gets a chance against Gonzo.

bibatof
05-26-2010, 05:57 PM
Today Oleksandr played double match (first round) with Denis Istomin against Hanesco/ Trifu and won 6(4)-7 6-1 7-5 ! well done guys:worship:

marquez
05-27-2010, 11:54 PM
11 am on court 17 against gonzo tomorrow

expect gonzo not to like the smaller courts, while it should be easier to handle for dolgo mentally than to play on lenglen for example

Filo V.
05-28-2010, 01:04 PM
Olek downed Gonzo 6-3 6-4 6-3.

He's on a mission. Almagro up next tomorrow. Dolgo has arrived and is taking names and breaking hearts.

marquez
05-28-2010, 01:11 PM
mugro must have been quite solid to destroy darcis

will be harder than today for dolgo

bibatof
05-28-2010, 01:14 PM
Congrats Oleks :worship:

11 am on court 17 against gonzo tomorrow

expect gonzo not to like the smaller courts, while it should be easier to handle for dolgo mentally than to play on lenglen for example

After I saw how he hanlded playing against the french crowd in the first round and won I think Alex has made a big improvement on that level !!

Filo V.
05-28-2010, 01:27 PM
mugro must have been quite solid to destroy darcis

will be harder than today for dolgo

Quite frankly, I think he's going to lose. With that said, I'm just ecstatic he got 2 wins in a GS, that will do wonders for his belief, and his ranking. He's growing up before our own eyes.

I'm disappointed Haase choked to Almagro when he was serving for the match, that would great for Dolgo and Steve and Robin, and I don't really like Almagro, but oh well.

solopv
05-28-2010, 01:47 PM
I really happy today

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