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maria87
12-16-2006, 04:44 PM
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Location: Melbourne, Australia.
Prize Money: $6,784,589
Surface: Hard Outdoor (Rebound Ace)
Home page: http://www.australianopen.com

Entry List:
1 Federer, Roger SUI 1
2 Nadal, Rafael ESP 2
3 Davydenko, Nikolay RUS 3
4 Blake, James USA 4
5 Ljubicic, Ivan CRO 5
6 Roddick, Andy USA 6
7 Robredo, Tommy ESP 7
8 Nalbandian, David ARG 8
9 Ancic, Mario CRO 9
10 Gonzalez, Fernando CHI 10
11 Haas, Tommy GER 11
12 Baghdatis, Marcos CYP 12
13 Berdych, Tomas CZE 13
14 Ferrer, David ESP 14
15 Nieminen, Jarkko FIN 15
16 Djokovic, Novak SRB 16
17 Murray, Andy GBR 17
18 Gasquet, Richard FRA 18
19 Stepanek, Radek CZE 19
20 Hewitt, Lleyton AUS 20
21 Hrbaty, Dominik SVK 21
22 Johansson, Joachim SWE 21 @
23 Tursunov, Dmitry RUS 22
24 Ferrero, Juan Carlos ESP 23
25 Youzhny, Mikhail RUS 24
26 Soderling, Robin SWE 25
27 Safin, Marat RUS 26
28 Acasuso, Jose ARG 27
29 Grosjean, Sebastien FRA 28
30 Calleri, Agustin ARG 29
31 Wawrinka, Stanislas SUI 30
32 Vliegen, Kristof BEL 31
33 Almagro, Nicolas ESP 32
34 Chela, Juan Ignacio ARG 33
35 Gaudio, Gaston ARG 34
36 Verdasco, Fernando ESP 35
37 Rochus, Olivier BEL 36
38 Malisse, Xavier BEL 37
39 Volandri, Filippo ITA 38
40 Henman, Tim GBR 39
41 Benneteau, Julien FRA 40
42 Melzer, Jurgen AUT 41
43 Clement, Arnaud FRA 42
44 Moya, Carlos ESP 43
45 Massu, Nicolas CHI 44
46 Verkerk, Martin NED 44 @
47 Simon, Gilles FRA 45
48 Monfils, Gael FRA 46
49 Fish, Mardy USA 47
50 Kiefer, Nicolas GER 48
51 Lee, Hyung-Taik KOR 49
52 Gicquel, Marc FRA 50
53 Ginepri, Robby USA 51
54 Santoro, Fabrice FRA 52
55 Srichaphan, Paradorn THA 53
56 Bjorkman, Jonas SWE 54
57 Mathieu, Paul-Henri FRA 55
58 Mayer, Florian GER 56
59 Ramirez Hidalgo, Ruben ESP 57
60 Becker, Benjamin GER 58
61 Mirnyi, Max BLR 59
62 Serra, Florent FRA 60
63 Martin, Alberto ESP 61
64 Kohlschreiber, Philipp GER 62
65 Horna, Luis PER 63
66 Tipsarevic, Janko SRB 64
67 Bracciali, Daniele ITA 65
68 Mahut, Nicolas FRA 66
69 Lapentti, Nicolas ECU 67
70 Garcia-Lopez, Guillermo ESP 68
71 Monaco, Juan ARG 69
72 Goldstein, Paul USA 70
73 Johansson, Thomas SWE 71
74 Roitman, Sergio ARG 72
75 Spadea, Vincent USA 73
76 Seppi, Andreas ITA 74
77 Hernych, Jan CZE 75
78 Hajek, Jan CZE 76
79 Phau, Bjorn GER 77
80 Rochus, Christophe BEL 78
81 Lopez, Feliciano ESP 79
82 Koubek, Stefan AUT 80
83 Vassallo Arguello, Martin ARG 81
84 Greul, Simon GER 82
85 Starace, Potito ITA 83
86 Pless, Kristian DEN 84
87 Montanes, Albert ESP 85
88 Gimelstob, Justin USA 86
89 Kendrick, Robert USA 87
90 Dancevic, Frank CAN 88
91 Lu, Yen-Hsun TPE 89
92 Di Mauro, Alessio ITA 90
93 Andreev, Igor RUS 91
94 Del Potro, Juan Martin ARG 92
95 Delic, Amer USA 93
96 Kunitsyn, Igor RUS 94
97 Devilder, Nicolas FRA 95
98 Llodra, Michael FRA 96
99 Schuettler, Rainer GER 97
100 Karlovic, Ivo CRO 98
101 Dlouhy, Lukas CZE 99
102 Hanescu, Victor ROM 99 @
103 Patience, Olivier FRA 100
104 Kim, Kevin USA 101
105 (WC)
106 (WC)
107 (WC)
108 (WC)
109 (WC)
110 (WC)
111 (WC)
112 (WC)
113 (Q)
114 (Q)
115 (Q)
116 (Q)
117 (Q)
118 (Q)
119 (Q)
120 (Q)
121 (Q)
122 (Q)
123 (Q)
124 (Q)
125 (Q)
126 (Q)
127 (Q)
128 (Q)

Alternates
1. Vanek, Jiri CZE 102
2. Korolev, Evgeny RUS 103
3. Udomchoke, Danai THA 104
4. Muller, Gilles LUX 105
5. Alves, Thiago BRA 106
6. Sanguinetti, Davide ITA 107
7. Falla, Alejandro COL 108
8. Waske, Alexander GER 109
9. Galvani, Stefano ITA 110
10. Vicente, Fernando ESP 111
11. Gabashvili, Teimuraz RUS 112
12. Pavel, Andrei ROM 113
13. Philippoussis, Mark AUS 114
14. Marach, Oliver AUT 115
15. Coria, Guillermo ARG 116
16. Vik, Robin CZE 117
17. Saretta, Flavio BRA 118
18. Sluiter, Raemon NED 119
19. Economidis, Konstantinos GRE 120
20. Norman, Dick BEL 121

Washa Koroleva
12-17-2006, 02:01 PM
:bounce:

*Ljubica*
12-30-2006, 01:07 PM
OK - well the Adelaide tournament (which is JM's first tournament for the 2007 campaign) - has started. Quallies are already underway.

I admit I'm totally at a loss to understand this ghastly RR system :shrug: but here is JM's draw for the first part of what they call Main Draw Elimination.

Martin Vassallo Arguello (ARG) vs. Peter Luczak (AUS-WC)
Frank Dancevic (CAN) vs. q

Juan Martin Del Porto (ARG) vs. q
Amer Delic (USA) vs. [WC] Chris Guccione (AUS)

Igor Kunitsyn (RUS) vs. q
Lukas Dlouhy (CZE) vs. Joachim Johansson (SWE)

Evgeny Korolev vs. q.
Gilles Muller vs. [WC] Alun Jones (AUS)

Here is a link to the Main Draw itself http://www.atptennis.com/en/common/TrackIt.asp?file=http://www.atptennis.com/1/posting/2007/339/MDS.pdf

Choupi
12-30-2006, 01:23 PM
I'm not keen on RR, but good luck JM. Welcome back to competition.

lau
12-30-2006, 01:25 PM
:lol: Nice title
Thanks Rosie for the info :)

patoo_jmdp
12-30-2006, 02:19 PM
Good draw for JM!

*Ljubica*
12-30-2006, 02:50 PM
Stepanek has been out injured for a while - and will have his impending marriage on his mind :) And Spadea isn't so good anymore. Trying to think positive!

maria87
12-30-2006, 03:09 PM
OK - well the Adelaide tournament (which is JM's first tournament for the 2007 campaign) - has started. Quallies are already underway.

I admit I'm totally at a loss to understand this ghastly RR system :shrug: but here is JM's draw for the first part of what they call Main Draw Elimination.



agree Rosie about RR :confused: but we have to be use to it...In Buenos Aires tournament in February there will be RR too. Martin Jaite, the organizer, said it is good for the fans because they will be able to see their players more than once.

anna10
12-30-2006, 03:11 PM
This RR is a bunch of bs, but it's preaching to the choir here I believe. If I'm following everything right, JMDP will be in the group with Mathieu and Hernych? Good luck in Adelaide JM!

maria87
12-30-2006, 03:29 PM
Stepanek has been out injured for a while - and will have his impending marriage on his mind :)

yes, i just saw there is a wedding soon..Out of topic, but nice, i hope he and Martina will be happy togheter! She is wearing a diamond ring he gave to her. :)

and more about RR. Even i don't like it, i remember Marat said he liked because it is less stressful for the players, they have more chances to advance in the tournament.

*Ljubica*
12-30-2006, 07:48 PM
agree Rosie about RR :confused: but we have to be use to it...In Buenos Aires tournament in February there will be RR too. Martin Jaite, the organizer, said it is good for the fans because they will be able to see their players more than once.

Well I guess we just have to wait and see what happens. I am personally against it, because I think it is unfairly biased in favour of the higher players and gives the others (like JM) more problems to advance and climb up the rankings. But I guess once it starts, we will know more clearly how it will affect different players and the tournaments as a whole. Btw - JM is now in Australia and is scheduled to play on Monday.

maria87
12-30-2006, 07:57 PM
Well I guess we just have to wait and see what happens. I am personally against it, because I think it is unfairly biased in favour of the higher players and gives the others (like JM) more problems to advance and climb up the rankings. But I guess once it starts, we will know more clearly how it will affect different players and the tournaments as a whole. Btw - JM is now in Australia and is scheduled to play on Monday.

right! well, good luck to JM! the excitment starts.

cobalt60
12-30-2006, 09:03 PM
right! well, good luck to JM! the excitment starts.

Best of luck to him in this tournie:yeah:

Eugenia
12-30-2006, 09:16 PM
OMG, what a stupid system for a 32/64 players tournament! :mad: Anyways, gook luck Juan Martin! :kiss:

LOVELY
12-30-2006, 09:31 PM
Good Luck JM :)

*Ljubica*
12-31-2006, 12:58 PM
Here is tomorrow's OOP. Poor JM plays first at 11.00am, so hope he doesn't have too many New Year celebrations tonight!!!

COURT 1
Matches Start At: 11:00 AM
Juan Martin DEL POTRO (ARG) vs Go SOEDA (JPN)
followed by
Frank DANCEVIC (CAN) vs Paul BACCANELLO (AUS)
followed by
Jan HAJEK (CZE) vs Alun JONES (AUS)
followed by
Evgeny KOROLEV (RUS) vs Nathan HEALEY (AUS)

So good luck to him and to everyone else here:

HAPPY NEW YEAR

maria87
12-31-2006, 01:38 PM
Here is tomorrow's OOP. Poor JM plays first at 11.00am, so hope he doesn't have too many New Year celebrations tonight!!!

COURT 1
Matches Start At: 11:00 AM
Juan Martin DEL POTRO (ARG) vs Go SOEDA (JPN)
followed by
Frank DANCEVIC (CAN) vs Paul BACCANELLO (AUS)
followed by
Jan HAJEK (CZE) vs Alun JONES (AUS)
followed by
Evgeny KOROLEV (RUS) vs Nathan HEALEY (AUS)

So good luck to him and to everyone else here:

HAPPY NEW YEAR

thanks, Rosie, for the update! vamos, Juan Martín!! have a good start of the year! ;)

Fergie
12-31-2006, 06:19 PM
Vamos Juan!!! :rocker2:

16681
12-31-2006, 11:00 PM
I agree with the thread title completely :yeah: But Good Luck to Juan :D

jayjay
01-01-2007, 01:22 AM
GL to JMDP, he's on court now and is 5-3 up in the 1st. If he can get in the group, it's winnable for him and a meeting with Hewitt in the QF could be on the cards. Hope so anyway.

Eugenia
01-01-2007, 03:38 AM
Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG) d. (Q)Go Soeda (JPN) 6-3 6-2 :woohoo:

Good start Juan Martin! :bigclap:

16681
01-01-2007, 03:42 AM
Congrats to Juan on his win :)

Choupi
01-01-2007, 10:30 AM
Yes, congrats. :)

LOVELY
01-01-2007, 11:47 AM
congrats for his first win of the year :D well done J.M :yeah:

maria87
01-01-2007, 12:45 PM
yes, very good start and very good score!! well done!
:worship:

reading the draw they say JM advanced to the RR competition...so there is 2 kind of competition in 1...really weird. But he advanced to RR!

*Ljubica*
01-01-2007, 12:49 PM
Well done JM - hope you can enjoy a drink to celebrate the New Year now :) But not too much of course - there will be another match soon!

Choupi
01-01-2007, 02:19 PM
It's ok. I'm sure his coach will take good care of that. :)

*Ljubica*
01-01-2007, 04:54 PM
It's ok. I'm sure his coach will take good care of that. :)

Well he doesn't play tomorrow - so I guess he may be allowed one beer!!!!! Sometimes I'm glad I'm not a tennis player - would be no fun!!!

Choupi
01-01-2007, 05:58 PM
Well he doesn't play tomorrow - so I guess he may be allowed one beer!!!!! Sometimes I'm glad I'm not a tennis player - would be no fun!!!
Well, for sure. But we know that nothing comes for free. :)

maria87
01-02-2007, 11:42 AM
Well he doesn't play tomorrow - so I guess he may be allowed one beer!!!!! Sometimes I'm glad I'm not a tennis player - would be no fun!!!

yeah! i remember a very nice entry of Marat's blog from Moscow where he said (it was saturday night and he had to play the day after) he was so jelous about people having fun and relax in parties or at home with gf or bf watching TV, and wished all of them a wonderful saturday night ....he wasn't complaining, was just a nice thought! :) that's it the life of a tennist player. Eventhoug they earn a lot of money, sometimes it must be really lonely and hard. Money is not all in life. :)

maria87
01-02-2007, 11:43 AM
Schedule for Tomorrow

Wednesday, January 3, 2007

Singles - Round Robin
(1)N Djokovic (SRB) vs A Jones (AUS)
(3)R Stepanek (CZE) vs E Korolev (RUS)
(6)A Clement (FRA) vs B Becker (GER)
(7)G Simon (FRA) vs J Johansson (SWE)
P Goldstein (USA) vs P Luczak (AUS)
F Mayer (GER) vs F Dancevic (CAN)
J Hernych (CZE) vs J Del Potro (ARG)
J Tipsarevic (SRB) vs I Kunitsyn (RUS)

maria87
01-02-2007, 02:52 PM
i posted a brief nice comment on JM's yesterday match from TyC Sports article :)

*Ljubica*
01-02-2007, 03:04 PM
i posted a brief nice comment on JM's yesterday match from TyC Sports article :)

Thanks Maria :hug:

*Ljubica*
01-02-2007, 03:34 PM
Here is tomorrow's OOP.

Court 1
Matches Start At: 11:00 AM
Florian MAYER (GER) vs Frank DANCEVIC (CAN)
Jan HERNYCH (CZE) vs Juan Martin DEL POTRO (ARG)
Not Before 3:00 PM
Janko TIPSAREVIC (SRB) vs Igor KUNITSYN (RUS)
Not Before 5:30 PM
Gilles SIMON (FRA) vs Joachim JOHANSSON (SWE)

maria87
01-02-2007, 03:58 PM
Thanks Maria :hug:

you are welcome, Rosie :hug:

so he will play second match? or both first matches are at 11 am? sorry i got confused!

*Ljubica*
01-02-2007, 04:46 PM
you are welcome, Rosie :hug:

so he will play second match? or both first matches are at 11 am? sorry i got confused!

He will play second match. The first match starts at 11.00am and JM will follow directly after it. If both these matches are short, there will then be a break before the 3rd match starts at 3.00pm - assumingly to let the spectators have their lunch and a break from sitting in the direct sunlight on court as it is about 40 C there. Sadly it will be at about 2.00am here - so I will be asleep and have to wait for the reault til morning.

maria87
01-02-2007, 08:51 PM
thanks again, Rosie :)

well, we are in Buenos Aires not that far of Australia weather : we had yesterday 43 grades of what we call "sensación térmica", ie how you feel the weather according to some conditions, wind, etc. Yesterday it was blowing all day a very hot and humid wind from the North. :eek: terrible, today is better. So even the temperature was 35 grades we feel it as 43 grades in the streets!:eek:

marti_228
01-03-2007, 03:27 AM
He has just defeated Hernych 6/2 6/4.
:)

patoo_jmdp
01-03-2007, 04:19 AM
VERY GOOD JM!
tomorrow he musts win vs Mathieu

Choupi
01-03-2007, 08:55 AM
Good win. Against Mathieu, well, it won't be easy. Paulo can play very good or :tape: We'll see how it goes. I like both players, so this is the kind of match I can't really cheer for 1 player. Sorry.

jayjay
01-03-2007, 09:44 AM
Another good win for JMDP. He already beat PHM in Madrid Q last year 64 63, so hopefully he can repeat the result in Adelaide and move on to face Hewitt in the QF. :)

*Ljubica*
01-03-2007, 11:37 AM
thanks again, Rosie :)

well, we are in Buenos Aires not that far of Australia weather : we had yesterday 43 grades of what we call "sensación térmica", ie how you feel the weather according to some conditions, wind, etc. Yesterday it was blowing all day a very hot and humid wind from the North. :eek: terrible, today is better. So even the temperature was 35 grades we feel it as 43 grades in the streets!:eek:

:eek: 43 C would kill me. In UK it is rarely more than 25 C in our Summer (30 C is considered abnormal!) and even 25 is too hot for me :p As for PHM - well I was in Madrid for the last match they played .................. JM played extremely well, but PHM was definately not at his best and I know he can play much better than that - but hopefully JM can beat him again :)

maria87
01-03-2007, 11:48 AM
:eek: 43 C would kill me. In UK it is rarely more than 25 C in our Summer (30 C is considered abnormal!) and even 25 is too hot for me :p As for PHM - well I was in Madrid for the last match they played .................. JM played extremely well, but PHM was definately not at his best and I know he can play much better than that - but hopefully JM can beat him again :)

oh i would love to know UK, did you leave in London, Rosie? i travelled last November coming back from Europe seat beside 2 England ladies and they were so kind and we had a really nice chat! The went here to visit Pataogonia and they were very excited with the idea. Well, in Patagonia (the South of our country) there is not such heat!
Sorrry for the off topic! :)

I feel JM very confident and i like it! he is doing very well in Adelaida and i hope he can beat Paulo. He is good but sometimes he falls down and loses matches that he had almost won. ;)
Another article in TyC Sports!

*Ljubica*
01-03-2007, 12:28 PM
oh i would love to know UK, did you leave in London, Rosie? i travelled last November coming back from Europe seat beside 2 England ladies and they were so kind and we had a really nice chat! The went here to visit Pataogonia and they were very excited with the idea. Well, in Patagonia (the South of our country) there is not such heat!
Sorrry for the off topic! :)

I feel JM very confident and i like it! he is doing very well in Adelaida and i hope he can beat Paulo. He is good but sometimes he falls down and loses matches that he had almost won. ;)
Another article in TyC Sports!

I live a few miles west of London yes :) And I would love to visit Patagonia too - it looks so beautiful in all the pictures I have seen of it. I very much love snow and mountains and cold weather and that kind of scenery - whereas I cannot stand the heat at all :sad: I am blonde with very fair skin and I burn easily and suffer very badly in it :sad:

Anyway - sorry - again -off topic :) Here is the OOP for tonight. Good Luck JM :)

Centre Court

Matches Start At: 11:00 AM

Gasquet vs Dancevic
Clement vs Guccione
Del Potro vs Mathieu
Not Before 7:00 PM
Hewitt vs Kunitsyn
Fisher/Phillips vs Allegro/Lindsted

anna10
01-03-2007, 01:13 PM
Nice job against Hernych, and good luck against PHM; a bit like Choupi, as I like them both, but this time I'll pull for JM.

16681
01-03-2007, 04:34 PM
Congrats to Juan on his win against Hernych :) And Good Luck to him against PHM :D

maria87
01-03-2007, 07:40 PM
I live a few miles west of London yes :) And I would love to visit Patagonia too - it looks so beautiful in all the pictures I have seen of it. I very much love snow and mountains and cold weather and that kind of scenery - whereas I cannot stand the heat at all :sad: I am blonde with very fair skin and I burn easily and suffer very badly in it :sad:

Anyway - sorry - again -off topic :) Here is the OOP for tonight. Good Luck JM :)

Centre Court

Matches Start At: 11:00 AM

Gasquet vs Dancevic
Clement vs Guccione
Del Potro vs Mathieu
Not Before 7:00 PM
Hewitt vs Kunitsyn
Fisher/Phillips vs Allegro/Lindsted


ok, Rosie we coudl continue our conversation in another thread? just tell me :) Patagonia is really wonderful place to visit, you are right.

About JM, good luck...i will look forward to have news on his match. Shame it is even more late than yesterday's! Here we have Hupman Cup coverage and the reporters give us updates on argentinian players matches.
That would be an interesting match to see...

LOVELY
01-03-2007, 08:24 PM
Good win. Against Mathieu, well, it won't be easy. Paulo can play very good or :tape: We'll see how it goes. I like both players, so this is the kind of match I can't really cheer for 1 player. Sorry.

I like both players too so it's hard for me...May the best win ;)

*Ljubica*
01-03-2007, 08:36 PM
ok, Rosie we coudl continue our conversation in another thread? just tell me :) Patagonia is really wonderful place to visit, you are right.

About JM, good luck...i will look forward to have news on his match. Shame it is even more late than yesterday's! Here we have Hupman Cup coverage and the reporters give us updates on argentinian players matches.
That would be an interesting match to see...

The only live coverage we have here is Doha - with Ljubicic and Murray :zzz: I would much prefer to watch Adelaide, but the time difference means all the matches take place in the middle of the night for us, so I guess it is not worth their while, as they would not have a big enough audience to cover their costs.

As for the chat :) - well a lot of Forums have a Chat Thread - I'm not sure if our place is big enough to have one yet, but maybe in time. What do you think?

maria87
01-03-2007, 09:44 PM
The only live coverage we have here is Doha - with Ljubicic and Murray :zzz: I would much prefer to watch Adelaide, but the time difference means all the matches take place in the middle of the night for us, so I guess it is not worth their while, as they would not have a big enough audience to cover their costs.

As for the chat :) - well a lot of Forums have a Chat Thread - I'm not sure if our place is big enough to have one yet, but maybe in time. What do you think?

that would be great! :) the only problem could be the thing we are talking while working, right? so sometimes it is difficult to chat while working :sad:
and so the messages are better to follow...but maybe if there is a chance to have chat here, we could try! :)

:lol: i forgot to tell you that Ljubicic als makes :zzz: :zzz: me

jayjay
01-04-2007, 08:15 AM
Another great win for JMDP!!! :worship: This time in 3 sets, showing good character to win the decider after being bagelled. I'm very pleased with his tournament, he will now meet Hewitt in the QF and has nothing to lose, can go all out and maybe get the biggest win of his young career so far. :)

Choupi
01-04-2007, 08:41 AM
Congrats JM for reaching the QFs. True that he's got nothing to lose now, and I'm sure he will give his best to try and go as far as he can in that tournament. Pretty good experience for the upcoming AO.

jayjay
01-04-2007, 03:28 PM
Even better news, he won't meet Hewitt, but Kunitsyn! A great chance for one of them to make the Semis, hopefully it will be JMDP.

Fergie
01-04-2007, 03:57 PM
Great win Juan! :yeah:

ufokart
01-04-2007, 05:07 PM
Congrats Juan :yeah:

Now get to the semifinal :rocker2: :)

lau
01-04-2007, 05:30 PM
:banana: Well done Juan!! :bounce:

*Ljubica*
01-04-2007, 05:52 PM
Haven't been able to get online all day because of work :devil: but well done JM - I'm really proud :bounce:

maria87
01-04-2007, 05:52 PM
fantastic win after after losing the second set 0-6!!! it shows he has attitude and mind not only wonderful tennis...and he still so young :worship:
:bigclap:

maria87
01-04-2007, 05:59 PM
Haven't been able to get online all day because of work :devil: but well done JM - I'm really proud :bounce:

me too, Rosie! but anyway the site was hard to get for hours! it is an internet problem all over the world because of the dates but now it is fine.

good job, JM!! now the press will pay attention on him if he arrives to SF, but for now there is not any news about his victory in the international press, did you see that?

LOVELY
01-04-2007, 06:09 PM
Great win J.M !!!! :bigclap: Congrats ad keep the fight !!!!:yeah:
Vamooos !!!!!:bounce:

16681
01-04-2007, 06:14 PM
Juan :rocker: I think he wants to continue his climb up the rankings fast :)

Eugenia
01-04-2007, 06:51 PM
Juan started the new season in a great way!!! :rocker: :rocker2: I hope he can reach the SF! :bounce:

*Ljubica*
01-04-2007, 07:10 PM
me too, Rosie! but anyway the site was hard to get for hours! it is an internet problem all over the world because of the dates but now it is fine.

good job, JM!! now the press will pay attention on him if he arrives to SF, but for now there is not any news about his victory in the international press, did you see that?

To be honest I haven't had a chance to look at any of the press yet - today has been a bad day :devil: And now I am at home all I want to do is go to sleep! Anyway - here is the OOP for tomorrow - vamos JM!

CENTRE

Matches Start At: 11:00 AM
Novak DJOKOVIC (SRB) vs Paul GOLDSTEIN (USA)
followed by
Chris GUCCIONE (AUS) vs Richard GASQUET (FRA)
Not Before 2:30 PM
Juan Martin DEL POTRO (ARG) vs Igor KUNITSYN (RUS)
Not Before 4:30 PM
Arnaud CLEMENT (FRA)/Richard GASQUET (FRA) vs Novak DJOKOVIC (SRB)/Radek STEPANEK (CZE)
Not Before 7:00 PM
Joachim JOHANSSON (SWE) vs Vincent SPADEA (USA)
followed by
Wesley MOODIE (RSA)/Todd PERRY (AUS) vs Wayne ARTHURS (AUS)/Chris GUCCIONE (AUS

maria87
01-04-2007, 08:08 PM
thanks for the updates! Vamos JM!!! hope you have some rest, Rosie and get some good sleep! :)

*Ljubica*
01-05-2007, 07:22 AM
Well seems they have lots of rain in Adelaide, so when I got up I found JM's match has been delayed and may well not even happen today :sad: I have to leave for work now and won't have any Net access at all until after lunch, so just hope he manages to play, otherwise if he wins, he'll have to play two matches tomorrow which would be a big disadvantage. Hope I get home to good news anyway

Choupi
01-05-2007, 08:20 AM
Thanks for the update Rosie. Good luck with work.....

Nev
01-05-2007, 12:56 PM
Well, it's bad news, but SF is a good result anyway. Although, I remember what JM said after winning to Moya in Mumbai, something like he wanted to win the tournament. So, SF is good, but he would have wanted at least to reach the final. But the victory of Guccione is nice, I think the points will be short, and he can take advantage of that situation. But first, Kunitsyn.

maria87
01-05-2007, 01:58 PM
yes,
J Del Potro (ARG) vs I Kunitsyn (RUS) - postponed until Saturday

so will he play 2 matches on Saturday? :eek:

maria87
01-05-2007, 04:18 PM
:eek: two matches for JM
Schedule for Saturday

Singles - Quarterfinals
J Del Potro (ARG) vs I Kunitsyn (RUS)
V Spadea (USA) vs J Johansson (SWE)

Singles - Semifinals
(1)N Djokovic (SRB) vs V Spadea (USA) or J Johansson (SWE)
J Del Potro (ARG) or I Kunitsyn (RUS) vs C Guccione (AUS)

*Ljubica*
01-05-2007, 05:23 PM
Thanks for the schedule Maria. It will certainly be a long and difficult day for him if he wins his first match. I remember reading an interview with Tim Henman once after a similar thing happened to him, and he said it really made him feel tired and affected his concentration for the second match :sad: However - guess it's all part of being a top player - there is more to being a professional player than just playing tennis- so JM will have to learn and adjust to all the bad things as well as the good. Good luck to him anyway.

jayjay
01-05-2007, 07:04 PM
I'm already very pleased with his tournament, QF was what I was hoping, so what happens from here is a bonus. He shouldn't worry about the SF until he gets there, and if he does get to play 2 matches, it will be another test of his character and a learning experience for him, which I'm sure he will be all the better for.

Good luck to Kamikaze! :angel:

maria87
01-05-2007, 07:11 PM
Thanks for the schedule Maria. It will certainly be a long and difficult day for him if he wins his first match. I remember reading an interview with Tim Henman once after a similar thing happened to him, and he said it really made him feel tired and affected his concentration for the second match :sad: However - guess it's all part of being a top player - there is more to being a professional player than just playing tennis- so JM will have to learn and adjust to all the bad things as well as the good. Good luck to him anyway.

yes, Rosie! you are right, it is all part of being a top player...and sometime you have good luck and good circumstances, sometimes not. We'll see what happens, cannot wait to see the results.

and jayjay, i think it is good to stay positive as you do. ;)

jayjay
01-06-2007, 12:29 AM
JMDP was gracious enough to hand Kunitsyn a bagel and 4 pts in the 2nd set. What a win - 62 60!!! :worship: :worship: :worship:

In just 48mins, he now gives himself a massive confidence boost and enough energy/adrenalin for the day to have a real bite at Guccione later. Kamikaze was 20/21 on 1st serve. :)

LOVELY
01-06-2007, 12:53 AM
:woohoo: well done J.M !!!Keep the fight !!!:bounce:

Eugenia
01-06-2007, 01:03 AM
Wow! :eek: Impressive! :worship: Keep it going in the SF!!! :rocker: :bigclap:

cobalt60
01-06-2007, 01:25 AM
What nice news to come on for :yeah:
I like the kamikaze term for him btw. Did you think it up JJ or from somewhere else?

jayjay
01-06-2007, 03:02 AM
What nice news to come on for :yeah:
I like the kamikaze term for him btw. Did you think it up JJ or from somewhere else?

Actually, more than a year ago I read something on MTF about an opponent labelling him Kamikaze after a challenger match in frustration. Like you, I liked it, so have been calling him that ever since and now everyone on Kings of Clay also knows JMDP as Kamikaze.

So I will take credit for it, and any royalties that follow. :lol:

Choupi
01-06-2007, 08:46 AM
Impressive JM this week!! He lost his semi 7-5 3-6 5-7. But great results for a return to competition, and very good way to gain confidence before the AO. :)

From ATP.com:

Del Potro, playing his second match of the day after breezing through his rain-delayed quarterfinal match, took the early lead in the match before Guccione leveled the match at a set apiece. The Aussie earned two break point chances to start off the third set but Del Potro reeled off four consecutive points to hold his serve.

As the match neared the two hour mark, the 18-year-old Argentine failed to repeat the same feat; Guccione broke Del Potro at 5-5 in the third set and served out the victory to earn his place in his first career ATP final.

*Ljubica*
01-06-2007, 11:34 AM
I have nothing but praise for JM for what he has achieved in Adelaide this week. For a kid of just 18 to come through the RR competition, get to his first ATP Tour semi final (having to play 2 matches in one day to do it), and then going so close against a local boy who obviously had the crowd cheering for him, is a great achievement. I'm sure JM feels really sad right now to have missed out on a place in the final, - but he has gained a lot of ranking points, good money and a lot of respect from the Australian public - he should be happy for that. Well done Juan :hug:

*Ljubica*
01-06-2007, 11:54 AM
So after all the excitement of Adelaide, the Tour moves on next week - and Juan Martin has taken the SE (special exempt) place in the main draw in Auckland. At last - a "real" tournament - no RR!!

His first round will be against countryman Agustin Calleri. This won't be easy, as JM is bound to suffer some kind of "let down" and tiredness after Adelaide, and it's always tricky to play a friend and countryman, but I wish him well.

Here is the whole draw.

ROBREDO, Tommy ESP v RAMIREZ HIDALGO, Ruben ESP
MONFILS, Gael FRA v MARTIN, Alberto ESP
KOHLSCHREIBER, Philipp GER v HORNA, Luis PER
QUALIFIER v HRBATY, Dominik SVK

NIEMINEN, Jarkko FIN v ROCHUS, Olivier BEL
KING-TURNER, Daniel NZL v QUALIFIER
SERRA, Florent FRA v LAPENTTI, Nicolas ECU
DEL POTRO, Juan Martin ARG v CALLERI, Agustin ARG

WAWRINKA, Stanislas SUI v ALMAGRO, Nicolas ESP
VLIEGEN, Kristof BEL v TIPSAREVIC, Janko SRB
BRACCIALI, Daniele ITA v SIMON, Gilles FRA
GAUDIO, Gaston ARG v FERRER, David ESP

FERRERO, Juan Carlos ESP v MASSU, Nicolas CHI
MAHUT, Nicolas FRA v CHELA, Juan Ignacio ARG
QUALIFIER v FISH, Mardy USA
QUALIFIER v ANCIC, Mario CRO

jayjay
01-06-2007, 11:59 AM
When JMDP lost to Calleri in the Copa Argentina 2005, he said afterwards this was the kind of match he would be winning in 1-2 years. Now he has the chance to show how much he has learnt. It's also a chance for him to further his cause for DC inclusion in Austria, if he can beat Calleri or just put up a strong showing.

Choupi
01-06-2007, 12:13 PM
Another kind of match I can't cheer for 1 of the players. I like both Agustin & JM. So, may the best win, that's all I will say.

maria87
01-06-2007, 12:14 PM
yes, Rosie and Choupi, agree with you both...very impressive for a boy of 18. he handled very well the situation of 2 matches: won first set and fought in the second and third. Well done, JM !:worship: He for sure must feel frustrated cause he was playing very well and the thing of 2 matches went against him, but i hope he can go through the frustratration to see the positive thing: he got SF of Adelaida!:worship:

Fergie
01-06-2007, 12:16 PM
Amazing week for Juan :worship:

maria87
01-06-2007, 12:19 PM
So after all the excitement of Adelaide, the Tour moves on next week - and as we all knew, Juan Martin has a Wild Card in Auckland. At last - a "real" tournament - no RR!!

that won't be easy, as you say...but don't you think is too much before the Aussi Open? won't arrive JM too tired for the Slam? Maybe i am wrong and he just needs to play tournaments to get experience.

maria87
01-06-2007, 12:35 PM
La Nación said he will be 73 more or less after Adelaida!! :worship:
i posted the article

*Ljubica*
01-06-2007, 12:46 PM
that won't be easy, as you say...but don't you think is too much before the Aussi Open? won't arrive JM too tired for the Slam? Maybe i am wrong and he just needs to play tournaments to get experience.

Yes I know what you mean about the tiredness, Maria, but I trust his coach completely with decisions like this. Eduardo Infantino has worked with so many really top players such as Nalbandian and Gaudio and has loads of experience in planning stuff like this, so I'm sure he would not risk JM's health in any way. After the AO, it looks like JM will take 3 weeks off, which will give him long enough to go home to his family and have a "proper" break, so I guess they have worked the schedule out to give him shorts "bursts" of 4 or 5 consecutive weeks' play, followed by a decent long break in between to allow him to go home. It is probably better than playing one week and then taking one week off as many players do, as he lives too far away from most of the circuit to get home in that week off.

lau
01-06-2007, 02:03 PM
Another kind of match I can't cheer for 1 of the players. I like both Agustin & JM. So, may the best win, that's all I will say.

ditto :)

*Ljubica*
01-06-2007, 02:59 PM
ditto :)

Well I love Agustin too - he is in my signature, and normally I would cheer for him - but next week I'll be firmly cheering for JM. I'm sure Agustin will understand :)

lau
01-06-2007, 03:02 PM
:lol: I´m sure he will Rosie ;)

maria87
01-06-2007, 03:46 PM
Yes I know what you mean about the tiredness, Maria, but I trust his coach completely with decisions like this. Eduardo Infantino has worked with so many really top players such as Nalbandian and Gaudio and has loads of experience in planning stuff like this, so I'm sure he would not risk JM's health in any way. After the AO, it looks like JM will take 3 weeks off, which will give him long enough to go home to his family and have a "proper" break, so I guess they have worked the schedule out to give him shorts "bursts" of 4 or 5 consecutive weeks' play, followed by a decent long break in between to allow him to go home. It is probably better than playing one week and then taking one week off as many players do, as he lives too far away from most of the circuit to get home in that week off.

thanks, Rosie, for the reply. All what you said is just right :)...But if he wants to be at Davis Cup in February as he said in the articles we read, the 3 weeks off will be cut and he won't be able to come back home, i think! Hope all turnes well for him...

*Ljubica*
01-06-2007, 05:53 PM
thanks, Rosie, for the reply. All what you said is just right :)...But if he wants to be at Davis Cup in February as he said in the articles we read, the 3 weeks off will be cut and he won't be able to come back home, i think! Hope all turnes well for him...

Indeed that's true, but I guess they can't plan their schedules around the DC, because they won't know until very shortly before each tie whether JM will be in the Team or not. Remember how everyone thought that JM had been virtually "promised" the chance to go to Russia in December, and then Mancini took Cañas instead at the last minute............... So they have to plan ahead and enter the ATP tournaments in advance, in a way that they think best suits their plans for gaining most ranking points and getting more Direct Entries into tournamrnts, and if DC happens they will have to deal with it at the time.

cobalt60
01-06-2007, 07:18 PM
I am currently watching the match here in the states on the tennis channel. I must say it is nice to watch 2 players that I hardly ever get to see. This was a good match. So far both guys hit big serves when in trouble and stayed unnerved on big points. JM is a big guy and like lots of big men he does not move that fast. But overall he did so well. Kudos :D Looking forward to Auckland.

jayjay
01-06-2007, 07:30 PM
Yes I know what you mean about the tiredness, Maria, but I trust his coach completely with decisions like this. Eduardo Infantino has worked with so many really top players such as Nalbandian and Gaudio and has loads of experience in planning stuff like this, so I'm sure he would not risk JM's health in any way. After the AO, it looks like JM will take 3 weeks off, which will give him long enough to go home to his family and have a "proper" break, so I guess they have worked the schedule out to give him shorts "bursts" of 4 or 5 consecutive weeks' play, followed by a decent long break in between to allow him to go home. It is probably better than playing one week and then taking one week off as many players do, as he lives too far away from most of the circuit to get home in that week off.

That sounds like the most sensible way to approach it, there is always fear of burnout, but likewise, the danger of getting enough matches and not developing as quickly as he might be able to. The fact is, those that have seen JMDP play know that his continued rise up the rankings, is just a matter of time and health. If he can stay healthy, I expect he will be top 30 by the end of this season.

*Ljubica*
01-06-2007, 07:50 PM
That sounds like the most sensible way to approach it, there is always fear of burnout, but likewise, the danger of getting enough matches and not developing as quickly as he might be able to. The fact is, those that have seen JMDP play know that his continued rise up the rankings, is just a matter of time and health. If he can stay healthy, I expect he will be top 30 by the end of this season.

Well I would love to see him in the 30's, but I think it's more likely to be 40's/50's. As you say - staying healthy is the key, and because of JM's youth and the fact that he is exceptionally tall and still quite slim, they have to be very careful not to "overtax" his strength. He already shows a slight propensity for injury in the shoulder area (which caused him problems last year) so he must be careful. I know he has been working really hard in the off-season to improve his overall strangth and stamina, and his upper body strength has definately improved with the work he has been doing on weights and in the gym - but it all takes time.

*Ljubica*
01-06-2007, 08:02 PM
I am currently watching the match here in the states on the tennis channel. I must say it is nice to watch 2 players that I hardly ever get to see. This was a good match. So far both guys hit big serves when in trouble and stayed unnerved on big points. JM is a big guy and like lots of big men he does not move that fast. But overall he did so well. Kudos :D Looking forward to Auckland.

Thanks for the report Sue and nice to see you here again :) Sadly no Tennis Channel here in Europe, so haven't seen the match myself - but have heard only good things so far.

maria87
01-06-2007, 10:53 PM
I am currently watching the match here in the states on the tennis channel. I must say it is nice to watch 2 players that I hardly ever get to see. This was a good match. So far both guys hit big serves when in trouble and stayed unnerved on big points. JM is a big guy and like lots of big men he does not move that fast. But overall he did so well. Kudos :D Looking forward to Auckland.

thanks, Sue, for the report! i think argentinians didn't believe JM would reach the
Sf, because if not they would have been broadcasting the tournament!...we'll see what happens with Auckland! we don't have Tennis Channels either but usually here they show all argentinian's matches in important events.:)

maria87
01-06-2007, 10:56 PM
Indeed that's true, but I guess they can't plan their schedules around the DC, because they won't know until very shortly before each tie whether JM will be in the Team or not. Remember how everyone thought that JM had been virtually "promised" the chance to go to Russia in December, and then Mancini took Cañas instead at the last minute............... So they have to plan ahead and enter the ATP tournaments in advance, in a way that they think best suits their plans for gaining most ranking points and getting more Direct Entries into tournamrnts, and if DC happens they will have to deal with it at the time.

true :yeah:

maria87
01-06-2007, 10:59 PM
Well I would love to see him in the 30's, but I think it's more likely to be 40's/50's. As you say - staying healthy is the key, and because of JM's youth and the fact that he is exceptionally tall and still quite slim, they have to be very careful not to "overtax" his strength. He already shows a slight propensity for injury in the shoulder area (which caused him problems last year) so he must be careful. I know he has been working really hard in the off-season to improve his overall strangth and stamina, and his upper body strength has definately improved with the work he has been doing on weights and in the gym - but it all takes time.

true again, Rosie, and as jayjay said, the thing is stay healthy. Very important his size! Remember what happened to Marat, the legs are a real problem for tall guys, so let's hope he could stay out of injuries. I would think as you that more likely, if all goes well, he could end 40/50. ;)

maria87
01-06-2007, 11:00 PM
Well I would love to see him in the 30's, but I think it's more likely to be 40's/50's. As you say - staying healthy is the key, and because of JM's youth and the fact that he is exceptionally tall and still quite slim, they have to be very careful not to "overtax" his strength. He already shows a slight propensity for injury in the shoulder area (which caused him problems last year) so he must be careful. I know he has been working really hard in the off-season to improve his overall strangth and stamina, and his upper body strength has definately improved with the work he has been doing on weights and in the gym - but it all takes time.

true again, Rosie, and as jayjay said, the thing is stay healthy. Very important his size! Remember what happened to Marat, the legs and especially knees are a real problem for tall guys, so let's hope he could stay out of injuries. I would think as you that more likely, if all goes well, he could end 40/50. ;)

jayjay
01-07-2007, 03:49 AM
[QUOTE=Rosie;4635457]Well I would love to see him in the 30's, but I think it's more likely to be 40's/50's.

It probably is more likely 40-60, but top 30 is within his potential. There are a few things I'm looking for from him as signs of continued progress this year. At least 2 wins, in at least 2 slams. At least a couple of wins over top 20 players. A title. And thus as a reflection, further progress in the rankings.

2008 is the year I really expect JMDP to explode, but 2007 is just as vital to lay the foundation and ground work (should he happen to have a Nadal like break out this year, I won't be complaining :) ).

As you say - staying healthy is the key, and because of JM's youth and the fact that he is exceptionally tall and still quite slim, they have to be very careful not to "overtax" his strength. He already shows a slight propensity for injury in the shoulder area (which caused him problems last year) so he must be careful.

Yes, this is a concern, and its happened a few times. All one can hope is that his team are taking the steps necessary to make sure the likelihood of these problems are reduced rather than increased.

I know he has been working really hard in the off-season to improve his overall strangth and stamina, and his upper body strength has definately improved with the work he has been doing on weights and in the gym - but it all takes time.

Well this is all positive news and will no doubt be more reflected upon 12 months from now as we see him grow as a player in every sense, physically, mentally and technically.

It's been a bright start to the year, hopefully he'll keep the ball rolling in Auckland. A tough start with Calleri, but also a tough start for Agustin, and I'm sure he is well aware of that too.

*Ljubica*
01-07-2007, 11:31 AM
Because JM reached the semis in Adelaide, this allowed him to take up the SE (Special Exempt) place in the Auckland draw, thus freeing up a Wild Card for one of their local players Daniel King-Turner. The first post and thread title has been edited accordingly :)

maria87
01-07-2007, 12:27 PM
Because JM reached the semis in Adelaide, this allowed him to take up the SE (Special Exempt) place in the Auckland draw, thus freeing up a Wild Card for one of their local players Daniel King-Turner. The first post and thread title has been edited accordingly :)

WOW, that's nice, Rosie! thanks for the news!:)

maria87
01-07-2007, 12:29 PM
it's been a bright start to the year, hopefully he'll keep the ball rolling in Auckland. A tough start with Calleri, but also a tough start for Agustin, and I'm sure he is well aware of that too.

yes, agree, jayjay and i want to congratulate you on your forum! is that yours? very nice. :worship:

maria87
01-07-2007, 12:44 PM
He won't play on Monday. We have to wait until Tuesday, but he could have more rest this way. ;)

jayjay
01-07-2007, 05:37 PM
yes, agree, jayjay and i want to congratulate you on your forum! is that yours? very nice. :worship:

Yes it is, thank you. :) :hatoff:

cobalt60
01-07-2007, 10:40 PM
Yes it is, thank you. :) :hatoff:

I also liked the forum. And thanks for the "kamikaze" info. I will be sure to give you all the credit;) :lol:
Best to JMDP this week.

patoo_jmdp
01-08-2007, 01:08 AM
C`mon Juan.
Adelaida was a great tournament (and could be betteR), but in Auckland he has a great chance.
I wait that he doesn't be so tired in AO.

*Ljubica*
01-08-2007, 11:05 AM
Look at the ranking points del Potro gets or doesn't get for his matches.

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=4643687&postcount=46

Thanks for that Judio - I think :unsure: Yet another example of RR and how much I hate it! Thanks for the work anyway!

maria87
01-08-2007, 12:08 PM
Schedule for today

Tuesday, January 9, 2007

Singles - First Round
[Q]L Rosol (CZE) vs [2]M Ancic (CRO)
[Q]W Jun (KOR) vs [5]D Hrbaty (SVK)
[6]J Ferrero (ESP) vs N Massu (CHI)
J Del Potro (ARG) vs [7]A Calleri (ARG)
[8]S Wawrinka (SUI) vs N Almagro (ESP)
D King-Turner (NZL) vs [Q]J Monaco (ARG)
[Q]R Kendrick (USA) vs M Fish (USA)
N Mahut (FRA) vs J Chela (ARG)

maria87
01-08-2007, 12:11 PM
he is on the central court! :) from the official site

Tuesday, January 09, 2007
STADIUM start 11:00am
[Q]W Jun (KOR) vs [5]D Hrbaty (SVK)
[6]J Ferrero (ESP) vs N Massu (CHI)
J Del Potro (ARG) vs [7]A Calleri (ARG)
D King-Turner (NZL) vs [Q]J Monaco (ARG)

Not Before 7:00 PM
[Q]L Rosol (CZE) vs [2]M Ancic (CRO)
J Statham (NZL) & M Statham (NZL) vs D King-Turner (NZL) & J Nieminen (FI

anna10
01-08-2007, 12:14 PM
What a great way to start the year for JM, and wish him well on just building on it from here. I was disappointed to find out last night - after all the play - that the SF had been on The Tennis Channel; must do a better job keeping up with the listings!

*Ljubica*
01-08-2007, 12:31 PM
Thanks for the OOP Maria - and good luck Juan :) OK - I must get back to work! Catch you later!

*Ljubica*
01-09-2007, 07:37 AM
Well I got up to find it has been raining in Auckland :devil: It's already about 6.00pm there now, so all matches have been rescheduled for tomorrow. Probably good for JM as it will give him an extra day to rest. Here is the OOP for his court.

COURT 6 start 11:00am
N Mahut (FRA) vs J Chela (ARG)
(8)S Wawrinka (SUI) vs N Almagro (ESP)
J Del Potro (ARG) vs (7)A Calleri (ARG)

maria87
01-09-2007, 12:43 PM
ops, rain delay again! thanks, Rosie...I hope it will help JM.

cobalt60
01-09-2007, 08:58 PM
Go JM!

jayjay
01-10-2007, 02:59 AM
Calleri taught Kamikaze a lesson, 61 63. On to the AO now for JMDP, hopefully he will get some winnable matches and can put up his first slam win, maybe even 2 or 3.

*Ljubica*
01-10-2007, 07:53 AM
I am not at all surprised by this result. When players are young, finding consistency is their greatest problem - and having reached a semi final and played such a great tournament in Adelaide, it was no great surpirise that JM should suffer some kind of reaction - especially when you consider the rain delays and the fact he has lost to Calleri before. It's no big deal in my opinion - let's move on to the AO :)

Choupi
01-10-2007, 10:22 AM
No disappointment at all. As Rosie said, this was to be expected. And I don't think that some days of rest before the AO are useless after his performance of last week. :)

maria87
01-10-2007, 12:31 PM
No disappointment at all. As Rosie said, this was to be expected. And I don't think that some days of rest before the AO are useless after his performance of last week. :)

agree with you and Rosie...another thing to consider is that is difficult for a very young player to beat a countryman who for sure he respects a lot! So, moving on to AO...Vamos, JM!!

jayjay
01-12-2007, 01:30 AM
JMDP drew Di Mauro, a very winnable match, this is his chance to notch his 1st slam win. 2R would be a far tougher prospect, maybe Korolev, but most likely Fernando Gonzalez, who Kamikaze has met twice already and given him a tough battle each time.

*Ljubica*
01-12-2007, 07:50 AM
Indeeed Gonzalez will be tough - and I'll be happy with him just getting through the first round - no expectations at all.

Choupi
01-12-2007, 10:34 AM
I agree, Di Mauro is doable. So, no further expectation from me after that 1st round. Good luck JM.

maria87
01-12-2007, 12:06 PM
good luck! but the draw is already out? i didn't see it! thanks for the info.:)

chabela
01-12-2007, 04:29 PM
The Draw
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Quarter
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Roger Federer SUI (1) vs. Bjorn Phau GER
Jonas Bjorkman SWE vs. Olivier Patience FRA
Simon Greul GER vs. Yen-Hsun Lu TPE
Jan Hernych CZE vs. Mikhail Youzhny RUS (25)

Juan Carlos Ferrero ESP (24) vs. Jan Hajek CZE
Danai Udomchoke THA vs. Martin Vassallo Arguello ARG
Feliciano Lopez ESP vs. QUALIFIER
Nicolas Massu CHI vs. Novak Djokovic SRB (14)

Marcos Baghdatis CYP (11) vs. Rainer Schuettler GER
Gael Monfils FRA vs. Daniele Bracciali ITA
Gilles Simon FRA vs. Amer Delic USA
Filippo Volandri ITA vs. Richard Gasquet FRA (18)

Jose Acasuso ARG (27) vs. Sam Querrey USA (WC)
Florent Serra FRA vs. Nicolas Devilder FRA
Ivo Karlovic CRO vs. Jurgen Melzer AUT
Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo ESP vs. Tommy Robredo ESP (7)
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Quarter
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Ivan Ljubicic CRO (4) vs. Mardy Fish USA
Nicolas Mahut FRA vs. Juan Monaco ARG
Stefan Koubek AUT vs. Wayne Arthurs AUS (WC)
QUALIFIER vs. Agustin Calleri ARG (30)

Radek Stepanek CZE (20) vs. Michael Llodra FRA
Lukas Dlouhy CZE vs. QUALIFIER
Thomas Johansson SWE vs. QUALIFIER
Kristian Pless DEN vs. David Ferrer ESP (16)

Mario Ancic CRO (9) vs. Go Soeda JPN (WC)
Joachim Johansson SWE vs. Guillermo Garcia-Lopez ESP
Vincent Spadea USA vs. Igor Andreev RUS
Jiri Vanek CZE vs. Dominik Hrbaty SVK (22)

Marat Safin RUS (26) vs. Benjamin Becker GER
QUALIFIER vs. Paradorn Srichaphan THA
Marc Gicquel FRA vs. Alun Jones AUS (WC)
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga FRA (WC) vs. Andy Roddick USA (6)
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Quarter
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David Nalbandian ARG (8) vs. Janko Tipsarevic SRB
QUALIFIER vs. Nicolas Lapentti ECU
Chris Guccione AUS (WC) vs. Olivier Rochus BEL
Christophe Rochus BEL vs. Sebastien Grosjean FRA (28)

Robin Soderling SWE (23) vs. Florian Mayer GER
Andreas Seppi ITA vs. QUALIFIER
QUALIFIER vs. QUALIFIER
Albert Montanes ESP vs. Tommy Haas GER (12)

Tomas Berdych CZE (13) vs. Hyung-Taik Lee KOR
QUALIFIER vs. Robert Smeets AUS (WC)
Max Mirnyi BLR vs. Luis Horna PER
QUALIFIER vs. Dmitry Tursunov RUS (21)

Xavier Malisse BEL (29) vs. Arnaud Clement FRA
Fabrice Santoro FRA vs. Igor Kunitsyn RUS
Gilles Muller LUX vs. Gaston Gaudio ARG
Sergio Roitman ARG vs. Nikolay Davydenko RUS (3)
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Quarter
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James Blake USA (5) vs. Carlos Moya ESP
Peter Luczak AUS (WC) vs. QUALIFIER
QUALIFIER vs. QUALIFIER
Robby Ginepri USA vs. Nicolas Almagro ESP (32)

Lleyton Hewitt AUS (19) vs. QUALIFIER
Frank Dancevic CAN vs. Victor Hanescu ROM
Juan Martin Del Potro ARG vs. Alessio Di Mauro ITA
Evgeny Korolev RUS vs. Fernando Gonzalez CHI (10)

Andy Murray GBR (15) vs. Alberto Martin ESP
Fernando Verdasco ESP vs. Paul-Henri Mathieu FRA
Juan Ignacio Chela ARG vs. Potito Starace ITA
Paul Goldstein USA vs. Jarkko Nieminen FIN (17)

Stanislas Wawrinka SUI (31) vs. Kevin Kim USA
Julien Benneteau FRA vs. QUALIFIER
Kristof Vliegen BEL vs. Philipp Kohlschreiber GER
Robert Kendrick USA vs. Rafael Nadal ESP (2)
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:wavey:

cobalt60
01-12-2007, 05:17 PM
Good vibes to JMDP :banana:

LOVELY
01-12-2007, 06:39 PM
Good Luck JM and do your best !!!:yeah:

ufokart
01-14-2007, 01:06 AM
I think that if he wins against Di Mauro, he still has a very good chance against Gonzalez. Their last encounter was pretty close and Juan keeps getting better and better :).

Well, good luck Juan :yeah:

*Ljubica*
01-14-2007, 12:51 PM
I think that if he wins against Di Mauro, he still has a very good chance against Gonzalez. Their last encounter was pretty close and Juan keeps getting better and better :).

Well, good luck Juan :yeah:

Well I know he is practicing hard in Melbourne - so hope all that pays off.

marcosz1985
01-14-2007, 05:27 PM
yesterday here in argentina they talked with juan when he finished training and he said that althoug he has win both times he had played against di mauro its not an easy match because the italian run for every ball, and he also said that is very hot in melbourne and that the wind its a litle bit tricky sometimes

bye

*Ljubica*
01-14-2007, 06:17 PM
yesterday here in argentina they talked with juan when he finished training and he said that althoug he has win both times he had played against di mauro its not an easy match because the italian run for every ball, and he also said that is very hot in melbourne and that the wind its a litle bit tricky sometimes

bye

Thanks for the update. I think it is good that Juan is not being over-confident. There has been so much good publicity about him recently, and I noticed that the Betting Sites all make him a heavy favourite - it would be easy for him to be too confident and that is a bad thing. He must respect his opponent at all times. De Mauro will try hard and give his best on court - Juan must be ready for him!

Choupi
01-14-2007, 06:21 PM
Thanks for the update Marcos. Yes, it's good that he is not over-confident. True that Di Mauro won't give him the match. He will have to go and search for it. But he's got the means for it.

ufokart
01-14-2007, 06:25 PM
Thanks for the update. I think it is good that Juan is not being over-confident. There has been so much good publicity about him recently, and I noticed that the Betting Sites all make him a heavy favourite - it would be easy for him to be too confident and that is a bad thing. He must respect his opponent at all times. De Mauro will try hard and give his best on court - Juan must be ready for him!

I agree :)

marcosz1985
01-14-2007, 06:37 PM
yes of course is good that he is not over-confident but he believe he has best weapons to beat alessio. he already beat him two times.., both in clay and in the same tournament ( biella challenger)
another thing... also yesterday i heart cristian miniussi, who is second chairman of the telmex( behind martin jaite) that although he understand juan's decission of not playing in his own country he thinks that is not the best choice. he argue that "palito" is already a good player on hard courts and the surface he most had to improve is clay and not rebound ace...
for you to know, i'm 21 and i'm studing for sports journalist, my sisters played tennis many years and one of them was 8 of argentina when he was 18, then he withdraw from being a pro when he started university, so its for her that i love so much tennis...
my dream is to go to any GS, but here it's difficult because of the money exchange (3 $argentine =1 US$).
well that's all
sometimes is good to know each other
bye bye

*Ljubica*
01-14-2007, 09:18 PM
yes of course is good that he is not over-confident but he believe he has best weapons to beat alessio. he already beat him two times.., both in clay and in the same tournament ( biella challenger)
another thing... also yesterday i heart cristian miniussi, who is second chairman of the telmex( behind martin jaite) that although he understand juan's decission of not playing in his own country he thinks that is not the best choice. he argue that "palito" is already a good player on hard courts and the surface he most had to improve is clay and not rebound ace...
for you to know, i'm 21 and i'm studing for sports journalist, my sisters played tennis many years and one of them was 8 of argentina when he was 18, then he withdraw from being a pro when he started university, so its for her that i love so much tennis...
my dream is to go to any GS, but here it's difficult because of the money exchange (3 $argentine =1 US$).
well that's all
sometimes is good to know each other
bye bye

Well I do not know Cristian Miniussi and of course I understand he is upset that Juan will not go to play in Buenos Aires. I tend to disagree with him though - Juan has good and experienced advisers around him - and I trust them to do what is best for his career and in the longterm.

I am sorry you can't get to a GS - but hopefully one day, especially when you are qualified as a Sports Journalist. I live in London so I can go to Wimbledon and Roland Garros very easily, as Paris is only 2 hours on the train from here. I have been to both since I was a child - I know that I am very lucky. Hope you can go to one soon too :hug:

Anyway, it is time to sleep now here in England - but hope to talk to you again soon. Good nght :wavey:

cobalt60
01-14-2007, 09:22 PM
Interesting reads here. Thanks everyone for their input. :)

*Ljubica*
01-15-2007, 07:51 AM
JM will be third match n Court 19 tomorrow. That's about 4.00am UK time :zzz:

marcosz1985
01-15-2007, 03:53 PM
Well I do not know Cristian Miniussi and of course I understand he is upset that Juan will not go to play in Buenos Aires. I tend to disagree with him though - Juan has good and experienced advisers around him - and I trust them to do what is best for his career and in the longterm.

yes of course that juan is sorrounded by experienced people that they will help him, but the relationship between the organizers and juan coach is not so good i think... when infantino was nalbandian coach, he took him to play in marseille instead of coming here to argentina and from there onwards it seems that eduardo is not a welcome person for them...
well i hope that juan can start winning...
rosie you are so lucky!!! i dream almost everyday that i can go to "rolanga". my brother was there in london last july because he is working in holland for a polo team( from april to october he is all around europe)... i hope i can go to visit him in a couple of years when i finished my studies
bye

*Ljubica*
01-15-2007, 06:13 PM
yes of course that juan is sorrounded by experienced people that they will help him, but the relationship between the organizers and juan coach is not so good i think... when infantino was nalbandian coach, he took him to play in marseille instead of coming here to argentina and from there onwards it seems that eduardo is not a welcome person for them...
well i hope that juan can start winning...
rosie you are so lucky!!! i dream almost everyday that i can go to "rolanga". my brother was there in london last july because he is working in holland for a polo team( from april to october he is all around europe)... i hope i can go to visit him in a couple of years when i finished my studies
bye

Yes - I remember all the problems when Nalbandian played in Marseilles and Rotterdam. I was at both tournaments that year and remember talking about it then.

In my opinion, the thing with Eduardo is that he is very strong minded - he says what he thinks and he will always do what he feels is best for his player without caring too much what others in the "establishment" say or think. I guess that might cause trouble with some people - but personally I respect him for standing up for what he thinks is right for his player despite the opposition. The problem is, that although the Buenos Aires tournament is obviously very important for local people and the club, it is sadly not that big in the tennis worldwide scheme of things if you know what I mean. The European and US tournaments pay more money and have more of a "reputation" in the eyes of the rest of the world, so with a player like JM who is aiming for Top 10 and serious success in Grand Slams and on the world stage on all surfaces, it is very important for him to become known and popular worldwide as it was with Nalbandian also. It is perhaps too much of a "comfortable" option just to play at home and concentrate mostly on clay like most of the other Argentines do - you will make a good living but perhaps never move that final step higher.

And I'm sure you will get to Roland Garros one day :) Maybe the year that JM wins it!!

Eugenia
01-15-2007, 07:56 PM
Best of luck Juan Martín! :clap2: Go for your first Grand Slam win! :bounce:

maria87
01-15-2007, 11:31 PM
good luck, JM!

hope he'll do well! Chucho and Calleri were a disaster!:eek:

*Ljubica*
01-16-2007, 05:38 AM
Well I got up at 5.00am to try and follow some of the match before work but everything on the outside courts has been suspended because of their heat rule - it is over 40 C there and thus considered too dangerously hot to start any new matches. Hence, I'll have to go to work in a couple of hours and not be able to follow his match :sad: But good luck JM anyway!

maria87
01-16-2007, 12:04 PM
JN is up 5-3 in first set :) he broke and was 0-3, then Di Mauro came back but JM fought and how is 5-3. YES!!!!!!!! he won first set 6-3 :worship:

maria87
01-16-2007, 12:31 PM
the stats are very good for him! he got a break in the second, and now 3-2 serving. He almost broke again in the last game.

patoo_jmdp
01-16-2007, 12:54 PM
Juan Martín leads Di Mauro 6-3 6-3 2-0
He broke Di Mauro' serve.
c`mon Juan!

patoo_jmdp
01-16-2007, 01:02 PM
5-0 in the third

jayjay
01-16-2007, 01:09 PM
JMDP wins 63 63 61, nice win, Gonzalez next. Should be fun.

LOVELY
01-16-2007, 01:13 PM
:woohoo: Well Done J.M !!!:yeah: Congrats !!!:clap2:

maria87
01-16-2007, 02:22 PM
wow, i had to go and then when i got back he had just finished the match, and what a score!
6-3 6-3 6-1

Congrats!:worship:

*Ljubica*
01-16-2007, 03:48 PM
Congrats JM :banana: It was really hard for me to follow the match - I was at work, and my Boss decided to come and sit right next to me so checking the Net for scores was difficult :rolleyes: Anyway - he managed without me - congrats Juan :bounce:

Choupi
01-16-2007, 04:19 PM
Congrats Juan. :)

cobalt60
01-16-2007, 06:33 PM
:banana:

*Ljubica*
01-17-2007, 04:05 PM
Here is tomorrow's OOP

Show Court 3
11:00 AM

1. Men's Singles - 2nd Rnd.
Juan Ignacio Chela (ARG) vs Jarkko Nieminen (FIN)[17]
2. Women's Singles - 2nd Rnd.
Dinara Safina (RUS)[9] vs Youlia Fedossova (FRA)
3. Men's Singles - 2nd Rnd.
Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG) vs Fernando Gonzalez (CHI)[10]
4. Women's Doubles - 1st Rnd.
Monique Adamczak (AUS) vs Zi Yan (CHN)[2]
Evie Dominikovic (AUS) Jie Zheng (CHN)[2]

cobalt60
01-17-2007, 06:10 PM
Tough tough match. Just hope JM has a good showing :yeah:

*Ljubica*
01-17-2007, 06:23 PM
Tough tough match. Just hope JM has a good showing :yeah:

Well he took Fernando to a final set and was a break up in that final set in Basel last year - but I agree it's tough. Fernando will not go down without a fight - he will go all the way if necessary, and to my knowledge JM has never played a 5 set match before - so that might cause some problems too. I'm not sure he has the stamina or the mental strength or experience to do that with a Top 10 player in a Grand Slam yet (it's hard for a lower-ranked player - just look at Becker and Sela against Safin this week) - but it will all be experience for him.

lau
01-17-2007, 06:32 PM
Good luck for him, and, as it was said, if he doesn´t win the match he will still get something good from it,
experience :)

chabela
01-17-2007, 07:46 PM
in this article (http://www.lanacion.com.ar/deportiva/nota.asp?nota_id=875883&origen=relacionadas) JM talked about the next match.

"Jugué un par de veces con él y lo tuve cerca, pero si no hago las cosas perfectamente no voy a poder ganarle. El está por encima mío en físico y en tenis también, pero si estoy diez puntos le puedo dar batalla. La verdad es que todavía no estoy para jugar cinco sets en este nivel",

“I played a pair of times with him and I wasn't far away to win. If I make mistake I am not going to be able to win. He is better at playing tennis and being physically fit than me.If I'am ten points I can fight to him. To be honest, I think I am not ready to play five sets in this level”

Dale JM, you can do it !!!!!:bigclap: :hug:


:wavey:

*Ljubica*
01-17-2007, 08:27 PM
in this article (http://www.lanacion.com.ar/deportiva/nota.asp?nota_id=875883&origen=relacionadas) JM talked about the next match.

"Jugué un par de veces con él y lo tuve cerca, pero si no hago las cosas perfectamente no voy a poder ganarle. El está por encima mío en físico y en tenis también, pero si estoy diez puntos le puedo dar batalla. La verdad es que todavía no estoy para jugar cinco sets en este nivel",

“I played a pair of times with him and I wasn't far away to win. If I make mistake I am not going to be able to win. He is better at playing tennis and being physically fit than me.If I'am ten points I can fight to him. To be honest, I think I am not ready to play five sets in this level”

Dale JM, you can do it !!!!!:bigclap: :hug:


:wavey:


Thanks chabela. Like I said earlier, I don't think he's ready for 5 sets at Gonzalez's level either - but if he can fight all the way and play some good points then I will be pleased, and it is nothing to be ashamed of to lose to someone of Gonzalez's class.

maria87
01-17-2007, 11:33 PM
thanks, chabe! he is honest :)
and at least we could see it and make a report ;)

LOVELY
01-17-2007, 11:39 PM
:bounce: VAMOS JM !!! fight :boxing: and do your best !!!!:yeah:

*Ljubica*
01-18-2007, 07:08 AM
Well he's certainly fighting so far. It's 5-5 in the 1st set as I get ready for work. Sadly no match to watch for me though - just live scoreboad as Eurosport prefers to show us Rochus v Grosjean :rolleyes:

jayjay
01-18-2007, 09:40 AM
Kamikaze wasn't lying when he said he wasn't ready for 5 sets, a fantastic effort so far, but he trails 67 64 76 46 03. Whatever happens, again, another experience for him that will serve him well. To take a player of Gonzalez's calibre to 5 sets already at this stage of his Slam career says all that we already know about him.

*Ljubica*
01-18-2007, 10:00 AM
Kamikaze wasn't lying when he said he wasn't ready for 5 sets, a fantastic effort so far, but he trails 67 64 76 46 03. Whatever happens, again, another experience for him that will serve him well. To take a player of Gonzalez's calibre to 5 sets already at this stage of his Slam career says all that we already know about him.

I agree. I'm at work and was following the match through livescore and some on court SMS commentary from a friend! At the end he was just too exhausted to continue - cramping and had to leave the court in tears :sad: Great effort though. Get well soon Juan :hug:

Choupi
01-18-2007, 10:30 AM
Well, he gave all he could give, and that's what matters. I'm sad to read he left the court in tears. :sad:

maria87
01-18-2007, 10:48 AM
yes, congrats JM! and thanks Rosie for the news. I recorded the match and i will see it later, now i have to go to work!. But the score is good: he took 2 sets from Gonzo! so he has to built his physic a little more and he will be able to beat him another time! Congrats to JM for his first Australian Open. :worship:

zine56
01-18-2007, 11:12 AM
Incredible match of Del Potro, i am too sleepy to keep writing right now :yawn: but he played an awesome match!

my respect! :rocker2: Rock on dude!

LOVELY
01-18-2007, 11:13 AM
So sad he left the court in tears...:sad: Poor JM :awww: but congrats for this first AO :worship:

lau
01-18-2007, 11:53 AM
Too bad he lost. But that scoreline doesn´t look bad at all.
I think this result is not a surprise to him, as he said he was not prepared for 5 sets, but I understand his tears.
Well done Juan! :yeah: Next time will be. :)

*Ljubica*
01-18-2007, 12:10 PM
Incredible match of Del Potro, i am too sleepy to keep writing right now :yawn: but he played an awesome match!

my respect! :rocker2: Rock on dude!

Thank you so much for your nice words and for coming over here.

NicoFan
01-18-2007, 01:00 PM
I am so proud of JM - I think that he's just served notice to the tour that he's bringing it on!!!!!!!!! :fiery:

I reallly like this kid. :yeah:

But :hug: for him - I feel so bad he left the court in the tears...

He'll see the brighter spot later though because from what I'm reading, he should be very proud of his performance.

cobalt60
01-18-2007, 01:04 PM
Incredible match of Del Potro, i am too sleepy to keep writing right now :yawn: but he played an awesome match!

my respect! :rocker2: Rock on dude!

That is very nice of you Ricardo:yeah:
By the scoreline seems he gave it his all. Nothing to be ashamed about giving it his best shot.

Gamas
01-18-2007, 02:24 PM
del potro retired for injury???:confused:

cobalt60
01-18-2007, 03:10 PM
del potro retired for injury???:confused:

I think I read that he was cramping.

*Ljubica*
01-18-2007, 04:29 PM
I think I read that he was cramping.

Yes he had cramps at the end - and earlier (towards the end of the 3rd set), some back problems, though at the moment I'm not sure if these were muscle spasms related to the dehydration issue or a separate back problem.

marcosz1985
01-18-2007, 05:21 PM
i saw al the match that started 3 am here in argentina till 6.24 am
it was an incredible match for jaun, although he couldnt win he proved himself that he's there and in a couple of years he'll be a great palyer...
forehand rallies were very good, and his backhand is really admirable... hi only need to improve his stamina and his physical way in order to win this kind ok matches...
congrats "palo" for your first AO...
i'm sure you'll be back for fight next year

marti_228
01-18-2007, 05:40 PM
Congrats Juan for this excellent performance against a top 10 player and with most of the crowd against you. There were lots of Chileans and they couldn't stop yelling. I think that when Nalbandian's match finished there were also many Argentineans.
:)

*Ljubica*
01-18-2007, 05:49 PM
Thanks for your reports guys. Sadly Eurosport don't think any of us here want to watch the South American players :rolleyes: so we are just fed on a diet of Murray/Verdasco. Nadal/Kohlschreiber and Rochus/Grosjean. Don't get a chance to see any of the other matches :sad:

ufokart
01-19-2007, 04:54 AM
I'm really proud of Juan, he fought very well and with just a little more experience and training he'll become a very dangerous player.

I was sad that the match ended the way it did, but i'm confident that Juan will consider this match as experience and that can't be a bad thing :yeah:

Good luck in your next Tournament Juan :rocker2:


It was also nice reading all the posts here :)

*Ljubica*
01-19-2007, 07:27 AM
I'm really proud of Juan, he fought very well and with just a little more experience and training he'll become a very dangerous player.

I was sad that the match ended the way it did, but i'm confident that Juan will consider this match as experience and that can't be a bad thing :yeah:

Good luck in your next Tournament Juan :rocker2:


It was also nice reading all the posts here :)

You are welcome here anytime :hug:

*Ljubica*
01-19-2007, 04:49 PM
What JM said after the match (quick translation) http://www.clarin.com/diario/2007/01/19/deportes/d-05001.htm

"It is the first time that I have played a match with five sets, and at the end of the 4th set I was thinking more about the cramps and when they would come, than about winning the match. All these things help me to know how far I have come and what I need (to do). And if I want to beat players at this level, I must improve my physical strength".

*Ljubica*
01-26-2007, 11:33 AM
Well first of all I was going to post this in the News and Articles Thread, but as I know how important this is to JM - I thought it deserved it's own thread. Juan Martin is now officially part of the Argentine Davis Cup Team and will play his first tie in Austria in February http://www.tandilportandil.com.ar/leerdeportes.asp?id=21986

I fully admit I am not a DC fan at all - I really do not like it for lots of reasons, - but I know any people here do and will want a place to discuss it, and I also know how much it means to Juan and I am happy for him.

maria87
01-26-2007, 11:51 AM
good, Rosie! well done! :)

well all is ready! In argentina team Nalbandian and Calleri are out for injury, Chela said no (i think after his bad defeat in Russia), so Mancini picked up Chucho, Cañas and Juan Martín DP. This is what Nalbandian said in the article i posted below. "It will be hard in Austria but they could win: Chucho and Willy are playing well, and JMDP too. He is young but the DC could be a good experience for him". Nalbandian says Koubek was playing good in India and Meltzer is always a dangerous player but he thinks Argentina could do it.

Nalbandian: "Es una serie complicada pero se puede ganar"

El unquillense no podrá estar en el match de Copa Davis ante Austria, que se disputará a partir del 9 al 11 de febrero en Linz, pero es optimista. "Es un rival duro, con o sin mí", advirtió. Sin embargo, se mostró confiado con la elección de Mancini. "Están jugando todos bien", aseguró.
Deportes



Pese a que una lesión en su rodilla le va a impedir estar en la serie de Copa Davis ante Austria, quien mejor que David Nalbandian para analizar al próximo rival que tendrá el equipo argentino. "Para mí es una serie complicada pero se puede ganar", aseguró Nalbandian en declaraciones al diario La Voz del Interior.

El unquillense se mostró cauto a la hora opinar sobre los rivales que tendrá el equipo de Mancini cuando visite Linz, entre el 9 y 11 de febrero próximo. "Austria es duro con o sin mí. Stefan Koubek está jugando bien. No fue así en Australia, pero en India estaba jugando bien, por lo que hay que respetarlo. Y Jurgen Melzer es peligroso", afirmó.

Ante la ausencia por lesión de Nalbandian (rodilla) y Agustín Calleri (espalda), y la autoexclusión de Juan Chela, Mancini eligió a José Acasuso, Guillermo Cañas, Juan Martín Del Potro y al doblista Sebastián Prieto. "Chucho y Willy están jugando bien, al igual que Del Potro que es joven, pero que como experiencia la Davis le puede venir bien", aseguró.

Sobre su lesión, David contó que necesitaba descansar. "Como no paré, los médicos me dijeron que el tendón estaba sobrecargado. Así que tendré que parar ahora para recuperarlo", concluyó.
:wink:

maria87
01-26-2007, 11:53 AM
on the other hand, the player thatr beat JM with effort, Gonzáles, is in the finals of Aussi Open: that is a good sign too :)

Choupi
01-26-2007, 01:06 PM
Thanks for starting this thread Rosie. :) I know that playing DC, especially for the 1st time, means a lot to a young player, and I'm sure JM feels honoured to be picked and will undoubtedly do all he can to show he deserved that place in the team. I'm looking forward to the tie now. :) Just sad I will get no coverage so I do hope our Argentine friends will be able to report.

LOVELY
01-26-2007, 06:02 PM
Thanks for the thread Rosie :) I'm a real DC fan and I'm so glad for JM that now he's officially part of the team :D That's a great news !! :D

maria87
01-27-2007, 11:43 AM
:) Just sad I will get no coverage so I do hope our Argentine friends will be able to report.

of course, we will do it, choupi! :)

marti_228
01-27-2007, 04:42 PM
Thanks for starting this thread Rosie. :) I know that playing DC, especially for the 1st time, means a lot to a young player, and I'm sure JM feels honoured to be picked and will undoubtedly do all he can to show he deserved that place in the team. I'm looking forward to the tie now. :) Just sad I will get no coverage so I do hope our Argentine friends will be able to report.


Really?
I'll be in France by that time and I would have liked to see at least some parts.
Maybe I can see something in the news.


Even if JM doesn't play, this will be a great experience for him. He will "live" the DC atmosphere from the inside.

NicoFan
01-27-2007, 07:11 PM
I love DC - I'm so happy JM will be on the team. :yeah:

*Ljubica*
01-27-2007, 08:11 PM
Really?
I'll be in France by that time and I would have liked to see at least some parts.
Maybe I can see something in the news.


Even if JM doesn't play, this will be a great experience for him. He will "live" the DC atmosphere from the inside.

The DC tie they are showing in the UK is Croatia v Germany because it's the one involving two European teams. I know some of the French TV stations take their TV feed from us for tennis coverage - so you may be able to see that but not Argentina. Have fun in France anyway :)

maria87
01-28-2007, 12:17 PM
The DC tie they are showing in the UK is Croatia v Germany because it's the one involving two European teams. I know some of the French TV stations take their TV feed from us for tennis coverage - so you may be able to see that but not Argentina. Have fun in France anyway :)

yes, have fun in France, so beautiful counry!! :) you are right that DC will be a great experience for JMDP, playing or not.

i think the only people that will see Austria-Argentina will be Austrian people and Argentine people! or all the people living in Austria and Argentina! so i will see it for sure and i will do a report, no problem :)

Choupi
01-28-2007, 03:06 PM
Really?
I'll be in France by that time and I would have liked to see at least some parts.
Maybe I can see something in the news.
Well, France is playing so that's what we will get in priority. Then, maybe in the news, some highlights from other ties. But no other ties will be covered completely I'm afraid......as long as France is playing. :) Have fun here anyway.

lau
01-31-2007, 08:20 PM
El viernes, practica en Parque Roca
Alberto Mancini contará con el resto del equipo argentino (José Acasuso, Juan Martín del Potro y Sebastián Prieto, quien perdió en el doble de Viña del Mar) practicarán este viernes en Parque Roca. La ocasión también servirá para presentar a la Corporación Sur como sponsor principal del equipo. El sábado a las 15, los muchachos viajarán a Linz por Lufthansa, con escala en Frankfurt (Alemania).

http://www.ole.clarin.com/notas/2007/01/31/01354931.html

rough translation:
Mancini will have a practise with the team (except from Cañas who is already in Europe) this Friday in Parque Roca. Corporación Sur will be presented as main sponsor of the team in that occasion.
Saturday 3 pm the guys will take a Lufthansa plane to Linz, via Frankfurt.

swisstruffles
02-01-2007, 02:31 AM
good for JM, it''d be cooler if he actually gets to play. this is a big opportunity for him

*Ljubica*
02-06-2007, 12:42 PM
Juan is in Austria, practicing with the rest of the squad. Yesterday, he played singles against Acasuso, and then teamed up in some doubles matches, first playing with Canas, against Acasuso and Prieto, and later playing with Prieto, against the other two.

cobalt60
02-07-2007, 01:13 AM
Anyone know what his role will be? Good luck to him:yeah:

lau
02-07-2007, 02:37 AM
No news yet. Mancini talked about knowing the team tomorrow night (their night), but he didn´t say he will make it public then. I guess we´ll ahve to wait till Thursday.
I read somewhere that Juan was the one that adapted better to the surface. :)

(fragment)
A Juan Martín del Potro, de 18 años y que hará su debut como integrante del equipo de Copa Davis, le gusta la superficie: "Es rápida pero está buena. La encuentro parecida a Basilea. Lo único que tiene es que en las líneas la pelota pica y vuela, sale rapidísima, pero se puede jugar. Y a mí me gustan más las canchas rápidas", explicó.

18 years-old Juan Martin del Potro, who will make his debut as part of the DC team, likes the surface: "It´s fast but it´s good. I find it similar to the one in Basel. The only thing is that in the lines the ball 'bounces and flies', goes very fast, but it can be played. I like more fast courts", he explained


from: http://www.lanacion.com.ar/deportiva/nota.asp?nota_id=881211

maria87
02-07-2007, 12:10 PM
hi everybody, I am back from vacations! ready to see and report from Davis Cup!:)

Yes, all the comments remark the fast surface since Cañas (who was in Euorpe first) said to his fellows that when they arrived there...I Hope JM will do well, he sounds satisfied with the surface. So much people here is not so confident about the team: they think Chucho is not well enough or not confident enough, and JM is too young. We'll see! i trust them.

*Ljubica*
02-07-2007, 12:24 PM
hi everybody, I am back from vacations! ready to see and report from Davis Cup!:)

Yes, all the comments remark the fast surface since Cañas (who was in Euorpe first) said to his fellows that when they arrived there...I Hope JM will do well, he sounds satisfied with the surface. So much people here is not so confident about the team: they think Chucho is not well enough or not confident enough, and JM is too young. We'll see! i trust them.

Welcome back :) I think JM is a little young for such responsibility myself too, but everyone has to start to learn sometime. I understand he has been working really hard on his fitness after his loss to Gonzalez in the AO, which was mainly down to fatigue, and has been doing some work with Cristián Elseser, who used to work with Chucho, to build up his physical strength and fitness.

maria87
02-07-2007, 12:47 PM
Welcome back :) I think JM is a little young for such responsibility myself too, but everyone has to start to learn sometime. I understand he has been working really hard on his fitness after his loss to Gonzalez in the AO, which was mainly down to fatigue, and has been doing some work with Cristián Elseser, who used to work with Chucho, to build up his physical strength and fitness.

thanks, Rosie!:)
today in La Nacion an interview with Chucho where he says "Everyone is important in the team". Just the ranking is different but all are good players, ready to play.
he says he talks a little bit more with Mancini, the only difference, and asked by the reporter what did he say to JMDP, if he told him any advice because he is the youngest and he said: "JM is very good player, I just said to JM that i will be cheering on him hard while he is playing" :)

*Ljubica*
02-07-2007, 01:15 PM
thanks, Rosie!:)
today in La Nacion an interview with Chucho where he says "Everyone is important in the team". Just the ranking is different but all are good players, ready to play.
he says he talks a little bit more with Mancini, the only difference, and asked by the reporter what did he say to JMDP, if he told him any advice because he is the youngest and he said: "JM is very good player, I just said to JM that i will be cheering on him hard while he is playing" :)

That was nice of Chucho :)

maria87
02-07-2007, 06:47 PM
That was nice of Chucho :)

yes, it was, Rosie :)

maria87
02-08-2007, 10:25 AM
JM won't play the singles on Friday :eek:

from La Nacion today "Mancini's decision"


La decisión de Mancini

Con su habitual tranquilidad, y sin apelar al misterio, el capitán argentino anunció a los dos singlistas para enfrentar a Austria, mañana: José Acasuso será la raqueta el N° 1 y Guillermo Cañas la 2a; Chucho y Sebastián Prieto jugarán el dobles


LINZ, Austria.- Alberto Mancini tiene una característica inalterable: es un hombre sencillo, sin vueltas. Es así de tranquilo como se lo puede ver cada vez que se sienta en el banco argentino para conducir al equipo de la Copa Davis. Como siempre, anteayer por la noche, después de la cena en el Arcotel Nike y con el Danubio como testigo, Luli reunió al equipo y anunció quiénes iban a jugar. Ayer por la tarde no escondió nada ante la prensa argentina y, a un costado del court del Intersport Arena, mientras los austríacos se entrenaban, dijo: mañana, José Acasuso será el singlista N° 1, y Guillemo Cañas será el N° 2, tal cual indicaba la lógica. Pasado mañana, el dobles lo disputarán Acasuso y Sebastián Prieto, que, después de haber disputado varios torneos juntos, por primera vez afrontarán un match de la Copa Davis.

De esta forma, y si no hay sorpresas en el equipo austríaco, los partidos de la primera jornada serán Acasuso vs. Stefan Koubek (el N° 2 local) y Cañas vs. Jürgen Melzer (N°1), en tanto que el sábado jugarán Acasuso-Prieto vs. Julian Knowle-Melzer.

"Lo del domingo no lo digo porque puede pasar cualquier cosa", fue todo el misterio que se permitió Luli, que luego amplió con detalles sobre la decisión tomada. "Si Acasuso termina muy cansado veremos las posibilidades. Puede jugar Willy el sábado con Prieto para que Chucho esté más descansado el domingo, pero lo veremos, no hay que apurarse", comentó el capitán.

"A veces hay que tomar decisiones y creo que apuntar al viernes es importante. Me decidí por ellos por la experiencia, eso fue lo que inclinó la balanza, porque la verdad es que están bien los tres, Chucho (Acasuso), Willy (Cañas) y Juan (Martín del Potro). Existió la posibilidad de que juegue Juan el primer día, pero al final me quedé con este equipo que di. Al principio, Juan no se veía en la formación, pero desde que supo que podía jugar se hizo ilusiones, así que siempre es una desilusión no jugar, pero eso también es positivo. Siempre tuve jugadores que quisieron jugar y a los que no les da lo mismo estar que no hacerlo".

Efectivamente, Del Potro tenía posibilidades de integrar el equipo el primer día, pero las dudas del propio tenista acerca de sus posibilidades físicas en caso de tener que disputar un encuentro a cinco sets, desgastante, fueron determinantes. El martes por la tarde, cuando todavía la decisión no había sido tomada, Del Potro decía esto: "Jugué un partido con González a cinco sets muy intenso, me lo pude bancar bien hasta el cuarto set, pro no es lo mismo acá, que es otra superficie y es menos desgastante que en Australia. Igual, la cuota de nerviosismo que hay en una Copa Davis no es como en un torneo normal. Son sensaciones distintas. Tenísticamente me siento preparado. Después va a ser luchar contra mi físico, porque cuando representás al país no hay calambre ni hay dolor que te haga abandonar".

Para Cañas será el regreso después de casi dos años. Su último partido fue el 5 de marzo de 2005, cuando junto con David Nalbandian, hoy el gran ausente de esta serie, venció a Jan Hernych y Tomas Zib en el dobles frente a República Checa, en el match que nuestro país ganó por 5 a 0, también por la primera rueda de aquella temporada. Más tiempo aún pasó desde su último partido en singles por la Davis, cuando el 9 de abril cayó frente a Max Mirnyi en la veloz carpeta de Minsk, en Belarús.

"Estoy muy contento por volver a jugar. Estoy un poco ansioso por entrar en la cancha, pero nada más, puedo decir que estoy tranquilo. Con Melzer nunca jugué, pero lo vi mucho y lo conozco. Tengo toda la confianza para ganar", comentó Willy ayer, que hizo tenis por la mañana y sólo físico en el gimnasio por la tarde, ya pensando en aflojar la intensidad de cara al inicio de la serie. Acasuso no fue al estadio por la mañana y por la tarde peloteó con Del Potro.

"Los chicos están tranquilos, relajados. Los días previos suelen ser difíciles, pero están bien, así que todo está dentro de lo previsible. No tengo preferencia para que empiece uno u otro. Quizá sería mejor que Willy juegue primero por la ansiedad, pero no es algo que tenga en mente", siguió explicando Mancini, que también se refirió al dobles: "En este tipo de superficies el dobles siempre es difícil. Esta vez, me parece que es un punto extra. Estamos en condiciones de ganar, pero si perdemos, creo que con los cuatro singles podemos definir la serie".

Mientras anoche el equipo asistió a la cena oficial, con el equipo austríaco y los organizadores, hoy, a las 11.30 de aquí (las 7.30 de la Argentina) será el tiempo del sorteo, que sólo definirá los turnos del primer día, ya que el domingo se medirá en primer término los singlistas N° 1 de cada país y en el quinto punto los N° 2. Entre cuestiones burocráticas y fotos varias se pasarán las últimas horas. Hasta que la cuenta regresiva llegue a cero y una nueva ilusión de Copa Davis se ponga en marcha.

Por Maximiliano Boso

finally it was the experience of Chucho and Willy and the doubts of Del Potro about his physical conditions, the keys for the decision
JM said himself that he had fear about the possibility of a 5 setter match.

maria87
02-09-2007, 03:17 PM
Chucho won in 3 against Koubek, even not palying well! Koubek did so much UR.

JM was there cheering on him :) maybe if Cañas wins and Argentina is up in the last day, JM would have the chance to play and reagain experience there.

cobalt60
02-09-2007, 05:40 PM
Thanks maria for the news:)

maria87
02-09-2007, 06:09 PM
Thanks maria for the news:)

you are welcome! :)

Cañas also won in 3 so Argentina is 2-0 and if all goes well JM maybe could play on Sunday!

ufokart
02-09-2007, 07:10 PM
I'm really hoping for Juan to play on sunday :)

maria87
02-10-2007, 12:08 PM
I'm really hoping for Juan to play on sunday :)

me too!:)

Hendu
02-10-2007, 12:14 PM
Mancini was thinking to make Del Potro play. He talked to Juan Martín, and the kid from Tandil admitted he is not in the best physical condition and that he didn't know if he could play 5 sets, considering he had to retire from the match against Gonzalez in the AO (his only 5 set match).

Del Potro put the team first.

Juan Martín :yeah:

maria87
02-10-2007, 12:20 PM
Mancini was thinking to make Del Potro play. He talked to Juan Martín, and the kid from Tandil admitted he is not in the best physical condition and that he didn't know if he could play 5 sets, considering he had to retire from the match against Gonzalez in the AO (his only 5 set match).

Del Potro put the team first.

Juan Martín :yeah:

hi! how are you?? a lot since i saw your last post! yes, JM did the right thing...But he also say that he wants to regain experience so maybe on Sunday he could play if Argentina wins today or Cañas give our team the win on Sunday first match.

Are you happy with the perfomance of Willy?

Choupi
02-10-2007, 02:40 PM
Putting the team first, I wasn't expecting less from JM. He knows that DC is a matter of everyone all together, and not just the addition of the individuals. Great reaction anyway. :yeah:

maria87
02-10-2007, 03:57 PM
Austria won the match in doubles and they deserve it. Chucho and Prieto couldn't volley well and they didn't return well either. Chucho just served well but not the whole match. Now the things are difficult for tomorrow: reporters said first turn will be Chucho against Meltzer, why? if he was first in the opening day, i thought on the last day Cañas would be first and Chucho last. It seems difficult now that JM plays tomorrow.

maria87
02-10-2007, 05:03 PM
reporters are saying on TV now that JM will play instead of Chucho tomorrow!

maria87
02-10-2007, 08:10 PM
This is what Clarin says

Del Potro reemplazaría a Acasuso en el cuarto punto

El tandilense debutaría en la Davis ante el número uno de Austria, Jurgen Melzer. Aunque todavía no hay confirmación oficial, Mancini analiza darle descanso al misionero, que ayer venció a Koubek, y hoy cayó en el dobles junto a Prieto. Argentina le está ganando a Austria por 2 a 1, en Linz.

Después de la caída en el partido de dobles, Alberto Mancini analiza la posibilidad de que Juan Martín Del Potro juegue el cuarto punto de la serie. Si esto se confirma, el juvenil debutaría en la Copa Davis ocupando el lugar de José Acasuso para enfrentar al singlista número uno del equipo austriaco, Jürgen Melzer.

El tandilense ya sonaba como segunda raqueta en lugar de Cañas para el partido del viernes ante Stephan Koubek. Sin embargo, el capitán Mancini inclinó la balanza a favor del de Tapiales y no le fue mal, Willy ganó en sets corridos su partido.

El juvenil tuvo en el Abierto de Australia su primera experiencia en partidos a cinco sets. En la primera ronda le ganó en sets corridos al italiano Alessio di Mauro, pero debió abandonar en el quinto set del partido siguiente, ante el chileno Fernando González, que luego sería finalista del torneo.

The article briefly said that Mancini is thinking on giving some rest to Chucho and pick up JM for the fourth point against Meltzer. So if this si confirmed, JMDP will do his first appeareance on Davis Cup finally

*Ljubica*
02-10-2007, 08:57 PM
Thanks for the updates Maria :hug: I am not really into DC at all, so I'm kind of taking a back seat this week, but I do pop in from time to time, and appreciate all your efforts for help and information :)

Choupi
02-11-2007, 08:49 AM
Well it seems JM will make his debut in DC. Good!! Vamos!!

maria87
02-11-2007, 11:36 AM
Thanks for the updates Maria :hug: I am not really into DC at all, so I'm kind of taking a back seat this week, but I do pop in from time to time, and appreciate all your efforts for help and information :)

you are welcome, Rosie! i will try to make a report live to give people information :) i appreciate a lot your nice words! :hug:

why you are not into Davis Cup? don't you like the event? i thought you were thrilled with the possibility of JM playing there for the first time.:) there is not official confirmation yet but it seems more and more real.

fightclubber
02-11-2007, 12:51 PM
woowo Juan will play his fiorst DC MATCH IN 10 MINUTES
who will watch it?

silvy

maria87
02-11-2007, 01:07 PM
I will watch it an i will open a thread of matches live for comments, i hope rosie will like the idea.

maria87
02-11-2007, 01:08 PM
Ok, here we go with JM and his first appearance in Davis Cup. he is making the warm up.

maria87
02-11-2007, 01:09 PM
Silvy and everyone is watching or not, and wants to do comments live, come here!

LOVELY
02-11-2007, 01:10 PM
vamos J.M !!!!:bounce:

*Ljubica*
02-11-2007, 01:11 PM
you are welcome, Rosie! i will try to make a report live to give people information :) i appreciate a lot your nice words! :hug:

why you are not into Davis Cup? don't you like the event? i thought you were thrilled with the possibility of JM playing there for the first time.:) there is not official confirmation yet but it seems more and more real.

No - I do not like the event at all. It is purely a personal thing. I just don't like the whole nationalistic idea of cheering for or against someone just because of the country they come from :shrug: Many people don't understand - but I have very strong views on it, so that is why I tend to steer clear of DC threads, because I don't want to fall out with anyone, or upset other people, or ruin their enjoyment. Of course, on a personal level for JM, I am thrilled for him, because I know he will be excited at this opportunity, and I want him to be happy. I hope he can do his best for himelf, and that it will make him feel good. Sorry if I have offended anyone :hug: Enjoy :)

Maria - I know you had some problems on Chucho's thread with the live scores thing :sad: I personally have no objection to you giving live reports wherever you feel comfortable doing it :) This is JM's support thread - in my view we all have a right here, and no one is more important than anyone else, or has a right to force their ideas on others :)

maria87
02-11-2007, 01:12 PM
match started, JM serving

maria87
02-11-2007, 01:14 PM
hi lovely!!

JM is not playing with first serve...Meltzer got a break, JM saved one on the net, good point

maria87
02-11-2007, 01:15 PM
Mletzer did an erro fortunatelly, they are 40-40

maria87
02-11-2007, 01:16 PM
vamos JM, save the break point!

maria87
02-11-2007, 01:16 PM
ace!!! he got Ad

LOVELY
02-11-2007, 01:17 PM
1-0 :yeah:

maria87
02-11-2007, 01:17 PM
He did it!! with a beautiful crossed backhand and then a volley!

maria87
02-11-2007, 01:19 PM
Meltzer is serving well

maria87
02-11-2007, 01:19 PM
1-1

maria87
02-11-2007, 01:22 PM
he failed a little bit the bakckhand...he is not feeling confortable yet but i think he will do it soon

maria87
02-11-2007, 01:23 PM
break point for Meltzer

LOVELY
02-11-2007, 01:23 PM
The official scoreboard is very slow...:rolleyes:

LOVELY
02-11-2007, 01:24 PM
Meltzer broke :sad:

maria87
02-11-2007, 01:24 PM
Mletzer broke him, 2-1 for Austria. Sure JM is feeling the pressure, i hope he could feel better soon.

LOVELY
02-11-2007, 01:25 PM
Vamos JM !!! fight !!!!:boxing:

maria87
02-11-2007, 01:25 PM
JM needs to gain confidence and be more agressive down the line as he uses to play

maria87
02-11-2007, 01:27 PM
Meltzer is failing now 15-30 Vamos

maria87
02-11-2007, 01:27 PM
15-40!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

maria87
02-11-2007, 01:28 PM
Vamos JM break back!

maria87
02-11-2007, 01:29 PM
He Broke Back!

LOVELY
02-11-2007, 01:30 PM
JM you're the best !!!:woohoo: keep the fight !!vamooos !!!!:rocker2:

*Ljubica*
02-11-2007, 01:30 PM
Maria - I said it in the other thread, but thought I would post it here as well. I know you had some problems on Chucho's thread with the live scores thing :sad: but I personally have no objection to you giving live reports wherever you feel comfortable doing it. I am glad that you are happy providing information to those who cannot watch. This is JM's support thread - in my view we all have a right here, and no one is more important than anyone else, or has a right to force their ideas on others. Enjoy the match. And please carry on with your great reports, if you don't mind doing it.

maria87
02-11-2007, 01:30 PM
Now he has to play with first serve- 0-15...Now a good serve 15-15

maria87
02-11-2007, 01:30 PM
Now he is playing with more decision!

maria87
02-11-2007, 01:32 PM
Maria - I said it in the other thread, but thought I would post it here as well. I know you had some problems on Chucho's thread with the live scores thing sad: but I personally have no objection to you giving live reports wherever you feel comfortable doing it. I am glad that you are happy providing information to those who cannot watch. This is JM's support thread - in my view we all have a right here, and no one is more important than anyone else, or has a right to force their ideas on others. Enjoy the match. And please carry on with your great reports, if you don't mind doing it.

thank you, Rosie, you are a very nice person:hug:

i appreciate your confidence and your kindness a lot :)

sonatinca
02-11-2007, 01:32 PM
Vamos, Juan!
He broke back ;) that's good)))

LOVELY
02-11-2007, 01:33 PM
JM held his serve!! 3-2 :D

maria87
02-11-2007, 01:34 PM
Vamos, Juan!
He broke back ;) that's good)))

yes, he is feeling better on court, playing with more confidence...there were some bad calls but he didn't lose the focus :)