Younes El Aynaoui vs. Martin Verkerk, who ya got? [Archive] - MensTennisForums.com

Younes El Aynaoui vs. Martin Verkerk, who ya got?

Purple Rainbow
09-18-2006, 07:48 AM
Yeah! This matchup is actually happening at the Tarragona challenger in Spain!

http://stevegtennis.com/results/2006/ch-tarragona.txt

As I like both players, and I want both of them to come back to the top 100, I don't really care who wins. I am just happy that both of them are able to play again. For Verkerk, currently ranked 2017(!), this will be only his second match since July 19th, 2004, when he won a first round challenger match. Inljuries and illness have plagued him ever since.

Good luck to both and stay healthy!

Sjengster
09-18-2006, 03:14 PM
I thought the rankings ended somewhere around 1500, obviously I was wrong. Still as you say, best of luck to both men. Whoever would have thought the two colourful big hitters of 2003 would have been reduced to this three years on.... of course both were fairly late bloomers, so hopefully there's life in them yet.

Jimnik
09-18-2006, 05:14 PM
I love them both. I wish the ATP would give them loads of WCs into bigger tournaments.

Deboogle!.
09-18-2006, 05:18 PM
Younes :hug: :hug:

Are they both finally healthy again? That is the best news, regardless of who wins :)

hitchhiker
09-18-2006, 05:24 PM
ship them both to the senior tour

Balerion
09-18-2006, 05:57 PM
I thought the rankings ended somewhere around 1500, obviously I was wrong.

Well, the there are usually a ton of players tied with one point in the ~1500 range. However, the first tiebreaker among players tied on rankings points is number of tournaments in which a player gained points. Obviously all these guys only have one tournament....except for Verkerk, who has a bunch of 0's from TMS and GS that haven't fallen off yet.

tangerine_dream
09-18-2006, 06:02 PM
Younes! http://degiorgi.math.hr/forum/images/smiles/bananarasta.gif

Jim Jones
09-18-2006, 06:28 PM
well Younes has been playing on a partial basis and is ranked within the top 200. Verkerk has hardly played in 2 years so Younes is hands down the favourite to win.

GugaRocksMySocks
09-18-2006, 07:54 PM
El Aynaoui :worship: - eeek i'm excited :D

Frooty_Bazooty
09-18-2006, 09:28 PM
thank god, one of them will finally make it to the second round of an event!!!!!!!!!

Jelena
09-18-2006, 10:47 PM
thank god, one of them will finally make it to the second round of an event!!!!!!!!!
Younes made it last week to the quarters in Orléans (in other words 3rd round)

pete25
09-18-2006, 11:32 PM
And Younes only lost to the winner of the tournament Olivier Rochus in a tight match: 6-7 6-4 6-3. I think Younes will destroy Verkerk.
But I wish them both good luck for the coming events.

MisterQ
09-19-2006, 12:37 AM
I'm cheering for the man of many vowels. :yippee:

rmb6687
09-19-2006, 01:17 AM
I'm cheering for the man of many vowels. :yippee:

ME TOO! I miss him so much!

Action Jackson
09-19-2006, 03:56 AM
Good to see Martin back and as for Younes all the best.

ufokart
09-19-2006, 06:15 AM
I've been waiting for a very long time for Martin to appear in a tennis draw.
I'm really happy right now :woohoo: :woohoo: :)

He played only once since mid-2004 and he retired in the second set :eek:.

Well, good for him and i wish Martin and Younes luck in the future and in whatever tourney they enter :)

CooCooCachoo
09-19-2006, 06:16 AM
Younes will win :)

CooCooCachoo
09-19-2006, 06:17 AM
I've been waiting for a very long time for Martin to appear in a tennis draw.
I'm really happy right now :woohoo: :woohoo: :)

He played only once since mid-2004 and he retired in the second set :eek:.

Well, good for him and i wish Martin and Younes luck in the future and in whatever tourney they enter :)

Actually, he retired in the third ;) But yeah, it's been a while.

ufokart
09-19-2006, 06:22 AM
Actually, he retired in the third But yeah, it's been a while.

Oops, my mistake.

pete25
09-19-2006, 12:31 PM
Pediction: 6-2 6-2 for Younes.

Super-Fabio
09-19-2006, 12:32 PM
Younes will win

Purple Rainbow
09-19-2006, 01:12 PM
Younes will win

When is their match scheduled? You're the challenger king here, so maybe you know!

Melekhin
09-19-2006, 01:30 PM
at least they both appears again

MrExcel
09-19-2006, 05:43 PM
When is their match scheduled? You're the challenger king here, so maybe you know!

7.30pm Spanish time

http://www.atptennis.com/en/common/TrackIt.asp?file=http://www.atptennis.com/1/posting/2006/3476/op.pdf

Jelena
09-19-2006, 05:43 PM
When is their match scheduled? You're the challenger king here, so maybe you know!
It's scheduled for not before 7.30pm CET, so just starting....

pete25
09-19-2006, 08:37 PM
Younes won 7-5 6-3. Good resistence from Martin in the first set. Does anyone know the quality of the game produced from both men ?
It's good to see Younes winning matches ( 2 last week and 1 this week) and Verkerk being competitive and ending a match.
Good luck to them both.
El Aynaoui is playing Snobel in the 2nd round. Snobel upset Montanes 6-3 6-2 !!

ljubicic_
09-19-2006, 08:53 PM
i'm glad that Martin lost:)

Younes:yeah:

MisterQ
09-19-2006, 09:05 PM
:banana: