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01-06-2009, 05:03 PM
Next up is Björn Phau :D

I'd love to see that match-up.

01-07-2009, 07:56 AM
Well done against Stan, Flavio :worship:

01-07-2009, 08:54 AM
There's a video of the match here:

:rocker: I am watching now :angel:

01-08-2009, 09:21 PM
Flavio lost 1-6 2-6 to Björn Phau :sobbing:

Such a harsh scoreline; wasn't expecting that after the Wawrinka win :sad:

Mr Brightside
01-09-2009, 07:26 PM
OMFG:sobbing: back to pathetic scores:sad:

01-13-2009, 08:06 AM

Paul Capdeville CHI [1] vs. Matwé Middelkoop NED
Alexander Slabinsky GBR vs. Alexandre Kudryavtsev RUS
Conor Niland IRL vs. Eric Prodon FRA
Dawid Olejniczak POL vs. Flavio Cipolla ITA [18]

01-13-2009, 08:07 AM
Olejniczak is not someone I wanted Flavio to draw. Hardhitting hard court player :scared: But Flavio should win. Second round should be winnable too.

Capdeville :unsure:

Forza Cipo :D It's not the worst draw at all.

01-14-2009, 07:53 AM
Cipo and Olejniczak just started their match.


01-14-2009, 07:56 AM
He immediately breaks :D


01-14-2009, 08:12 AM
Flavio bagels Olejniczak 6-0 :D

01-14-2009, 08:20 AM
Flavio 6-0 *1-0

01-14-2009, 08:33 AM
Flavio 6-0 3-1*

01-14-2009, 08:44 AM
He wins :worship:

6-0 6-1 :worship: Broke Olejniczak everytime he served :haha: The match lasted 49 minutes :worship:

Next up looks to be Prodon who is well up against Niland.

Mr Brightside
01-14-2009, 12:02 PM

01-14-2009, 06:17 PM
Confirmed that it's Prodon ;)

Match will be played on Friday.

01-16-2009, 06:59 AM
Flavio demolished Prodon as well, 6-0 6-4 :eek: :worship:

Next up is Kudryavtsev. Forza Cipo!

Mr Brightside
01-16-2009, 11:43 AM

Bolelli Ultra
01-17-2009, 06:00 AM
Bravo Flavio!! Good luck for the main draw.

01-17-2009, 09:38 AM
Cipo crushed Kudryavtsev too, 6-3 6-3.

I am soooo proud :worship:

01-17-2009, 09:39 AM

Rafael Nadal ESP [1] vs. Christophe Rochus BEL
Florent Serra FRA vs. Roko Karanusic CRO
Eduardo Schwank ARG vs. Tommy Haas GER
Flavio Cipolla ITA [Q] vs. Dmitry Tursunov RUS [29]

01-17-2009, 09:39 AM
Let's go Micio :music:

Mr Brightside
01-17-2009, 12:32 PM
Flavio is on fire:worship:
let's hope Tursunov has one of his numerous off day;)

01-17-2009, 03:36 PM
Flavio lost 11 games in 3 matches.

:haha: :worship:

01-18-2009, 09:58 AM
He's not in the doubles draw. Must've missed the cut :(

01-18-2009, 12:56 PM
Good luck against Tursunov, Flavio :yeah:

His master slices should be enough to beat the Russian :D

01-19-2009, 10:28 AM
Flavio's match against Tursunov is the fourth and last one on Court 10. So he'll have some cooler temperatures.

It'll be after:

Gabashvili - Granollers
Baltacha - Grönefeld
Suarez Navarro - Vinci

Forza Cipo :dance:

Mr Brightside
01-19-2009, 12:11 PM
Roby and Flavio on the same court:hearts: i'd love to be there:lol:

01-19-2009, 04:04 PM
I'd love to be there too :hearts:

01-20-2009, 09:51 AM
OMG Flavio won :worship:

4-6 6-2 7-6 7-5.

Was up a break in the third set, but then Tursunov came back and had a set point. Was watching it with my laptop in class, and was so nervous :o He pulled it off :worship: So amazing :banana: What a start of the season, beating Wawrinka and Tursunov.

Now against Haas. Very difficult, but Flavio has nothing to lose!

Mr Brightside
01-20-2009, 06:33 PM

01-21-2009, 08:03 AM
Thursday OOP:

Court 3, 11:00 Start

Gasquet vs. Istomin
Haas vs. Cipolla
Ebden/Klein vs. Melo/Sa

01-22-2009, 05:56 AM
Flavio lost :sad:

1-6 2-6 1-6.

It's not that surprising, considering Haas' game style. Probably hit right through Flavio :sad:

Still a very good tournament, convincingly qualified and beat Tursunov :hatoff:

01-22-2009, 07:26 AM
Poor Cips. :hug:

Consistency will come in time, he just needs to continue his hard work and efforts.

Mr Brightside
01-22-2009, 07:33 PM
:sad: but still a good week :) can't wait for clay season:drool:

01-31-2009, 01:31 PM

Jérémy Chardy FRA [5] vs. Jiri Vanek CZE
Flavio Cipolla ITA vs. Q
Izak van der Merwe RSA [WC] vs. Benjamin Becker GER
Q vs. Marcel Granollers ESP [3]

01-31-2009, 01:34 PM
Forza Cipo :rocker:

Mr Brightside
01-31-2009, 07:49 PM
very good draw:hearts:

02-01-2009, 02:39 PM
The Q is Marco Chiudinelli.

:sobbing: :sobbing: :sobbing:

I'm completely torn. But at least one of them will reach R16.

02-03-2009, 04:38 PM
Flavio lost 5-7 6-1 4-6 :sad:

Makes more games, but yeah.

Mr Brightside
02-03-2009, 07:33 PM
noooo :smash:

02-03-2009, 10:13 PM
Flavio isn't feeling well; might have fever. If he feels better, he might play doubles tomorrow (meaning that some team must have pulled out; ATP doesn't have Flavio/Björn in the draw yet).

02-05-2009, 01:38 PM
Flavio/Björn are playing now against Garcia-Lopez/Ramirez Hidalgo.

Just came back from a break down, *2-2.

02-05-2009, 01:40 PM

02-05-2009, 01:47 PM

02-05-2009, 01:52 PM
6-3 0-0*

02-05-2009, 02:01 PM
6-3 3-1*

02-05-2009, 02:12 PM
6-3 *4-3

02-05-2009, 02:14 PM
6-3 5-3*

One more game :D Let's go!

02-05-2009, 02:16 PM
They win! 6-3 6-3 :banana:

Expected win. Good job guys :hug:

I guess this means no Flavio in Rotterdam qualies though :(

02-05-2009, 02:24 PM
They win! 6-3 6-3 :banana:

Expected win. Good job guys :hug:

I guess this means no Flavio in Rotterdam qualies though :(

Even if he lose, he won't play in Rotterdam.
He will play Marseille and then Dubai.



02-05-2009, 03:44 PM
Ah, he wasn't sure yet two days ago, but said he wasn't feeling too well, so wasn't expecting him to come.

Hope he does well in Marseilles :D And wins the doubles in Jo'burg ;)

02-24-2009, 06:29 PM
DUBAI [500 Series]:

Q1 - W - Karim Alayli LIB [WC] | 6-0 6-2
Q2 - W - Marsel Ilhan TUR [8] | 6-2 6-4
R1 - L - Novak Djokovic SRB [1] | 3-6 2-6

02-24-2009, 06:30 PM
Unfortunate draw with Djokovic, but I hope he enjoyed the experience.

This is what Nole said about the match:

"I'm happy that I'm through in straight sets, but it's not the performance I was looking for", Djokovic confessed. "I didn't expect him to play so many short balls with so many changes of pace. He didn't give me a lot of rhythm and it's the first match. I haven't had a lot of practice here having arrived two days ago, but it's alright, hopefully I can improve my game towards the end of the tournament."

03-02-2009, 10:41 PM
Flavio is in the DC team against Slovakia!
Europe/Africa Zone Group I 2nd round, 2009
Tennis Club Cagliari, Cagliari
Stadium Capacity: 2000 seats
06 March - 08 March 2009
Day 1: 1030 hrs (0930 hrs GMT)
Day 2: 1330 hrs (1230 hrs GMT)
Day 3: 1030 hrs (0930 hrs GMT)
surface: Clay - Outdoors
Ball Type: Head ATP Clay Court

Andreas Seppi
Potito Starace
Fabio Fognini
Flavio Cipolla
Captain: Corrado Barazzutti

Slovak Republic
Dominik Hrbaty
Lukas Lacko
Michal Mertinak
Filip Polasek
Captain: Miloslav Mecir

1st Category
50 EUR for 3 day ticket
25 EUR for Friday and Sunday, 20 EUR for Saturday

First meeting

Mr Brightside
03-03-2009, 07:46 PM
flavio deserves to play also in singles but with Barazzutti :rolleyes:

03-03-2009, 10:39 PM
I wouldn't pick him for singles either :shrug:

03-06-2009, 09:25 AM

Micio :rocker:

Mr Brightside
03-08-2009, 04:05 PM
flavio def lacko 62 75 :)

03-08-2009, 05:50 PM

Good weekend I think. Italy wins. Flavio did well in doubles despite the loss. And the win over Lacko, though not counting towards anything, is a good sign.

03-10-2009, 07:56 PM
Indian Wells Qualies:

(10) CIPOLLA, Flavio ITA v COOK, Lester USA

03-10-2009, 08:01 PM
No complaining possible about that draw, really. Giraldo is tough, but Flavio's game usually upsets hardhitters like Santi.

03-11-2009, 06:59 AM
6-7 (5) 7-6 (3) 7-5 :unsure:

But at least he won :yeah:

Giraldo demolished Summerer 6-0 6-1.

03-11-2009, 09:58 AM
Flavio from the plane to the court

Mr Brightside
03-11-2009, 01:32 PM

03-11-2009, 11:43 PM
Flavio 3-6 1-6 :sad:

Mr Brightside
03-23-2009, 08:35 PM
Miami QR1
Flavio def T Johansson 46 63 64 :eek:

03-23-2009, 09:16 PM
Cipo :bowdown: Great win.

Mr Brightside
03-24-2009, 08:22 PM
lost 67 64 75 :sobbing:

03-24-2009, 08:53 PM
So close :sad: But good score against Dent, really.

Mr Brightside
04-12-2009, 03:31 PM
Flavio qualified for Montercarlo :eek: def Starace and Nieminen :speakles:

04-20-2009, 10:05 AM
Yeah, that was an awesome week :banana:

04-20-2009, 10:05 AM
ATP Barcelona - Qualies:

Q1: Beat Josselin Ouanna FRA 6-1 6-4
Q2: Lost to Pere Riba ESP 6-2 7-6 (5)


Disappointing loss, I'd say, but the win over Ouanna is good.

04-20-2009, 10:06 AM
Unfortunately Flavio is not playing doubles in Barcelona :shrug: The downside of him focusing on ATP qualies is that his doubles ranking will slide.

04-25-2009, 03:22 PM

[4] MURRAY, Andy GBR vs BYE
CHELA, Juan Ignacio ARG vs ROCHUS, Christophe BEL
[WC] CIPOLLA, Flavio ITA vs [15] CILIC, Marin CRO

04-25-2009, 03:23 PM
Forza Cipo :rocker: Surprise everyone :worship:

Mr Brightside
04-25-2009, 06:50 PM
very bad draw :sad: Cilic really outplayed Flavio in Montecarlo :unsure: but FORZAAAAAA :rocker:

04-28-2009, 12:12 PM
Unfortunately Flavio stood no chance against Cilic. Again.

2-6 2-6 :sad:

Mr Brightside
04-28-2009, 12:26 PM
played sooooo bad, 8 winners and 29 UEs:o

Mr Brightside
05-06-2009, 11:58 AM
belgrad r1
flavio def baghdatis 16 63 61 :eek:

05-06-2009, 05:57 PM
A few pics i took of Flavio (at his match against Baghdatis), if yall are interested... ( (

after his win ( (

05-07-2009, 07:19 PM
Thanks Snowflake! The one with a bottle is really nice :)

Meanwhile Flavio is in the quarts of Belgrade :worship: :worship: :worship:
16 64 62 against Clement and next up is Karlovic.

I recorded the end of the match, it's here: His post-match interview starts around 17'40''.

Mr Brightside
05-07-2009, 08:05 PM
keep going flavio :woohoo:
another win and wimbledon MD :)

05-07-2009, 10:15 PM
Here are pics from his R2 match vs Clement

200431 200432 200433 200434200435

I liked his post match interview on court :)


05-08-2009, 01:21 AM
sliced and diced clement to death! :rocker: forza against karlovic! :scared:

Mr Brightside
05-08-2009, 07:48 PM
lost 63 63 :(

05-08-2009, 10:00 PM
Thanks for the photos! What a week for Micio :worship:

Now he will play in the Madrid Qualies, 1R against Zverev.

Forza Micio!

05-08-2009, 10:37 PM ( watching Seppi vs. Mayer (along with Marcos Daniel)

05-10-2009, 07:32 AM
Cipolla def (1)Zverev 6/4 4/1 ret. :yeah:

Today he plays against Canas.

05-10-2009, 10:10 AM
Forza Micio :worship:

Mr Brightside
05-10-2009, 03:47 PM
*5-4 :eek: serving good....ehm serve stats are good :p;)

05-10-2009, 04:15 PM
6-4 2-2*


05-10-2009, 04:26 PM
6-4 *3-4

Was up a break :)

Mr Brightside
05-10-2009, 05:30 PM
lost 46 63 63 :(

05-11-2009, 10:23 AM

05-18-2009, 05:33 PM
Forza Micio :rocker:

I am scared about Horna, Riba and Giraldo though.

05-18-2009, 05:34 PM

Flavio Cipolla ITA [8] vs. Dominik Meffert GER
Luis Horna PER vs. Pere Riba ESP
Julian Reister GER vs. Todd Widom USA
David Guez FRA [WC] vs. Santiago Giraldo COL [19]

Mr Brightside
05-18-2009, 07:56 PM
worst draw possible :tape:

05-19-2009, 02:43 PM
Flavio beat Meffert 6-7 (4) 6-2 8-6 :scared: :help: :o

At least he won. Was up a break in the final set, but let Meffert come back in it. Meffert is a typical hardhitter so I guess Flavio struggled with that.

Up next is Horna who had a very tough win over Riba.

05-21-2009, 11:14 AM

Flavio 6-4 6-4 over Lucho :yeah:
Much improved from that 1st match. Giraldo next i think :scared:

Mr Brightside
05-21-2009, 12:26 PM

05-21-2009, 07:03 PM
Great win.

Yeah, Giraldo next. I am positively scared. Last meeting wasn't too pretty for Micio.

Champion number 1
05-22-2009, 11:41 AM
Indeed and also he lost the first set here, but he is a break up in the second. Probably a chance at Lucky Loser spot if all goes wrong?

Mr Brightside
05-22-2009, 12:36 PM
lost in 3 sets:(

05-22-2009, 01:12 PM
How many LL spots are there?

05-22-2009, 03:19 PM
How many LL spots are there?

We don't know yet :p Depends on how many players withdraw :shrug:

Flavio :sobbing: But good fight against Giraldo. And at least a better showing at RG qualies than last year. Let's pray for the LL spot.

05-23-2009, 03:21 AM
Montcourt seemed to get the LL ahead of Flavio ... :confused:

05-23-2009, 11:50 AM
Montcourt seemed to get the LL ahead of Flavio ... :confused:

a random draw of the 4 highest ranked who lost in 3d qualy round is made for the LL spot

Mr Brightside
05-23-2009, 12:19 PM
and of course a french player enter as LL :rolleyes:

05-23-2009, 04:42 PM
Well, I don't doubt that it was done fairly :shrug:

05-25-2009, 08:13 AM
Flavio sets a new personal high at no. 109 in the rankings! :lol: a bit more before the top 100 :yeah:

05-25-2009, 11:29 AM
Forza :rocker: :p

Champion number 1
05-26-2009, 09:11 PM
Just a few good challenger events and he will be top 100. Come on Flavio you can do it :D

I dont see him often enough so how good is he on grass? I might go down to see some of the qualifiers at Roehampton in a few weeks and I will go to one of the first two days at Wimbledon and try get Centre Court tickets.

Mr Brightside
05-28-2009, 07:57 PM
my memory sucks but he reached last qualy round in wimbledon last year and i think his game really suits grass so try to see him :yeah:

05-28-2009, 09:53 PM

I am going to be there as well for qualies and one or two days of MD. Unfortunately I will miss the first qualifying round though, so I hope Flavio will make it through :shrug:

I saw Flavio at Wimbledon qualies in 2007 and 2008 and both times the losses came to players that could completely overpower him and were consistent enough (Mello and Snobel), yet not overly impressive. Whether they could capitalize on Flavio's weak serve was a key factor against all opponents. Flavio was way too strong for another powerhitter last year as well: João Souza, who was just waaaay too error-prone and had no experience whatsoever on grass. Moreover, he could not handle Flavio's nifty game. He also beat Mirnyi, but I missed most of that match as I was supporting Edouard Roger-Vasselin in a key match against Sorensen at that stage. I heard Flavio played amazing tennis in that one though, and I did see the end of it and it was extremely exciting.

Anyways, Flavio is pretty good on grass if he doesn't get overpowered. He's really skillfull, has great volleys, great footwork and great tactics. His serve is a major weakness of course, and if his opponent serves well he is under continuous pressure. He should be able to beat most players at Roehampton, but there are some players who will completely demolish him.

I am really praying he will win Q1. Supporting Flavio at Wimbledon are some of my best tennis memories ever. I also watched his doubles qualifying matches in 2007, with Economidis. The final match against Lipsky/Martin was excruciatingly painful, as they were completely thrashed, but the match against Bopanna/Zovko was amazing. Such a nail-biting match, which was stopped several times due to rain, moved over to the next day, and included Flavio and Kostas saving several MPs. It might sound silly, but this doubles qualifying match is perhaps the most tense I have ever been at a real-life match, and I have seen a lot of live tennis :lol:

Anyways, if you're there, it'd be great to meet up :yeah:

06-01-2009, 09:43 AM

Radek Stepanek CZE [1/WC] vs. Pablo Cuevas URU
Horacio Zeballos ARG vs. Potito Starace ITA
Flavio Cipolla ITA [ALT] vs. Nicolas Massu CHI
Alberto Martín ESP vs. Andrey Golubev KAZ [7]

Ivan Ljubicic CRO [4] vs. Brian Dabul ARG
Blaz Kavcic SLO [SE] vs. Jerzy Janowicz POL [WC]
Q vs. Q
Daniel Gimeno-Traver ESP vs. Frederico Gil POR [5]

Ivan Navarro ESP [8] vs. Victor Crivoi ROU
Marcel Granollers ESP vs. Dominik Hrbaty SVK
Steve Darcis BEL vs. Rui Machado POR
Q vs. Igor Andreev RUS [3/WC]

Ivo Minar CZE [6] vs. Sergio Roitman ARG
Pavel Snobel CZE vs. Q
Agustin Calleri ARG vs. Thomaz Bellucci BRA
Olivier Rochus BEL vs. Tomas Berdych CZE [2/WC]

06-02-2009, 06:52 PM
Micio won only two games. Let's forget about Prostejov very quickly. :yeah:

06-06-2009, 09:40 AM
Halle Qualies:

CIPOLLA, Flavio (ITA/1) - PEYA, Alexander (AUT)
BASTL, George (SUI)- VINCENTE, Fernando (ESP)
STRUFF, Jan-Lennard (GER/WC) - KAMKE, Tobias (GER)
SNOBEL, Pavel (CZE) - ZEMLJA, Grega (SLO/6)

BERRER, Michael (GER/2) - DODIG, Ivan (CRO)
BACHINGER, Matthias (GER) - STOPPINI, Andrea (ITA)
LEVY, Harel (ISR) - DELIC, Amer (USA/5)

DORSCH, Benedikt (GER/3)- MIELE, Andre (ITA)
LENZ, Marko (GER/WC) - BRKIC, Tomislav (BIH/WC)
SIRIANNI, Joseph (AUS) - JUN, Woong-Sun (KOR)
DENT, Taylor (USA) - CRUGNOLA, Marco (ITA/8)

ROCHUS, Olivier (BEL/4)- ZAMPIERI, Caio (BRA)
PAVIC, Ante (CRO/WC) - LAPENTTI, Giovanni (ECU/7)

06-06-2009, 03:36 PM
1-6 2-6 loss :unsure: Not in great shape at all :o

Mr Brightside
06-06-2009, 08:43 PM
ewwww :o starting to lose easily again :shout:

Champion number 1
06-07-2009, 08:35 AM
Needs to fix up for Wimby qualies, but its doubtful.

Mr Brightside
06-15-2009, 07:27 PM
Wimbly QR1
def Marrero 62 76 :banana:

06-16-2009, 02:06 AM
Forza!! :rocker2:

Mr Brightside
06-16-2009, 09:09 PM
oh jesus.lost to munoz de la nava 76 57 86 and even served for the match :retard:

06-26-2009, 05:47 AM
Back to Clay at Reggio Emilia then.

Through to the QF already with 7-6(2) 6-3 win over Mertens and 7-5 6-4 win over Kamke :yeah:

Let's keep this going! :rocker:
Paolo Lorenzi next.

Champion number 1
06-26-2009, 02:43 PM
Cipolla should be fave. How far until top 100?

Mr Brightside
06-26-2009, 06:21 PM
expected loss but not in this way....6-1 6-2 :spit:
i think he just needed a win to reach the top100...

Champion number 1
06-27-2009, 12:00 PM
Still some chances :)

06-27-2009, 02:48 PM
Flavio keeps faltering though when he is so close :( Bad loss to Lorenzi too.

Saw the match against Muñoz-De la Nava at Wimbledon and it wasn't pretty :o Muñoz was the better player and simply deserved the win, but Flavio was close.

They had more of a chance in doubles though.

07-06-2009, 07:51 AM
#103 now :yeah:

Lots of points to defend now though ... especially that USO run.

Champion number 1
07-06-2009, 09:02 AM
He does have that USO to defend, and also some challenger events finals, semi-finals too. This week he has 30 to defend, so hopefully he can win R1, but unfortunately he has been drawn with Santoro so a very difficult match.

07-06-2009, 12:39 PM
He does have that USO to defend, and also some challenger events finals, semi-finals too. This week he has 30 to defend, so hopefully he can win R1, but unfortunately he has been drawn with Santoro so a very difficult match.

The slicing is going to be interesting in that match ... looking forward to it! It's a weak field if he can get past Santoro (which is going to be difficult). Forza!

Champion number 1
07-06-2009, 04:26 PM
If he gets past him which is doubtful, he then gets most likely Taylor Dent. Doesnt get too easy.

Mr Brightside
07-06-2009, 08:08 PM
Santoro is unbeatable in newport :sad:

07-08-2009, 01:23 PM
Very tough indeed. Good luck Flavio :yeah:

07-09-2009, 03:43 AM
play stopped at 3-3 :o.

IF he wins today he'll have to play Taylor Dent with barely any rest. What horrible scheduling :o. And that's not even including his doubles (R1 match not played)

07-09-2009, 02:23 PM
They'd better beat Becker/Brands though :o

07-10-2009, 05:01 AM
Singles: 3-6 5-7 :sad:

Doubles: 1-6 4-6 :help:

Mr Brightside
07-10-2009, 07:40 PM

Champion number 1
07-13-2009, 09:05 AM
101 now so close, hopefully he has a good week at Aptos challenger to finally give him top 100.

07-13-2009, 11:08 AM
101 now so close, hopefully he has a good week at Aptos challenger to finally give him top 100.

It's probably going to be his last chance. After that he has 300 points (:o half slightly less than half his total points) to defend from USO, Tampere and San Marino

07-14-2009, 09:14 AM
Forza Micio! Can't believe he is climbing the rankings while doing poorly though :lol:

Mr Brightside
07-14-2009, 12:17 PM
Simon Stadler (GER) b. (2) Flavio Cipolla (ITA) 76(3) 75 :spit:

Champion number 1
07-14-2009, 05:44 PM
He is on a bad run now. His ranking will begin to slide alot in these next 2 months. So harsh :(

07-20-2009, 02:54 AM
World number 99! :lol:

Unfortunately this is the start of a heavy slide in rankings and points ... :sad:

Still, at least he's in the top 100 with that serve! :woohoo:

07-20-2009, 07:08 AM
I think it's a great accomplishment for Flavio to reach the Top 100 :worship: Congrats Cipo :worship:

But yeah, it will be a short stay I am afraid.

Champion number 1
07-20-2009, 12:01 PM
Well it is a milestone he has reached in his career. Any idea if he gets USOpen entry yet or not? Lets hope he starts winning some matches again and at least remains close to the 100 still.

Mr Brightside
07-20-2009, 07:45 PM
top100 :yeah: but Flavio has still a wrist injury :hug:

07-27-2009, 11:12 AM
1R of Gstaad against Jan Hernych. Not a bad draw, but I hope Flavio is fit.

07-27-2009, 01:51 PM
1R of Gstaad against Jan Hernych. Not a bad draw, but I hope Flavio is fit.

Real bad loss :( Is he injured or sick :confused:

07-27-2009, 03:15 PM
Must have been injured :shrug: There's no way he would win only one game on clay against Hernych if he were fit. Hernych is far from a clay player :o

Mr Brightside
07-27-2009, 08:16 PM
stupid flavio is playing injured since the last challenger played in italy :o finally now he'll take a break to recover...

07-28-2009, 11:42 AM
He looked ok, serving was quite bad but otherwise ok. The scoreline was a bit lopsided. Almost every Hernych game went to deuce but flavio just couldn't get any points on the important ones.

Could have been an injury but I couldn't really tell :shrug:

08-15-2009, 03:29 PM

Christophe Rochus BEL [1] vs. Q
Alexander Flock GER vs. Filippo Volandri ITA [WC]
Q vs. Enrico Burzi ITA
Matwé Middelkoop NED vs. Sebastian Decoud ARG [5]

Flavio Cipolla ITA [4/WC] vs. Marc López ESP
Q vs. Daniele Bracciali ITA [WC]
Simone Vagnozzi ITA vs. Antonio Veic CRO
Alberto Brizzi ITA vs. Pere Riba ESP [7]

Tomas Tenconi ITA [8] vs. Alessio Di Mauro ITA
Leandro Migani ARG vs. Q
Andreas Vinciguerra SWE vs. Carlos Berlocq ARG [WC]
Petru-Alexandru Luncau ROU vs. Daniel Köllerer AUT [3]

Brian Dabul ARG [6] vs. Gianluca Naso ITA
Dusan Lojda CZE vs. Luis Horna PER
Filip Prpic SWE vs. Michel Koning NED
Giancarlo Petrazzuolo ITA vs. Simon Greul GER [2]

08-15-2009, 03:30 PM
Hopefully he is fit again. López is not an easy draw at all though. Other than that, his section is quite weak.

Forza Micio :hug:

Mr Brightside
08-18-2009, 08:14 PM
lost 64 26 61

08-30-2009, 04:59 AM
Time to defend that ton of points from last year. First up is Benneteau. Mug of the highest order but his results have been pretty good lately, going to be a toughie... :sad:

Mr Brightside
08-30-2009, 02:45 PM

08-31-2009, 01:47 PM
Forza Cipo! Time to step it up.

09-20-2009, 04:33 PM
OK, Flavio is in a slump :sad:

But this week he has been given a good draw in Palermo, so hopefully he can recover.

09-20-2009, 04:34 PM

Carsten Ball AUS [1] vs. Albert Ramos-Vinolas ESP
Pablo Santos ESP vs. Antonio Comporto ITA [WC]
Philipp Oswald AUT vs. Reda El Amrani MAR [Q]
Xavier Malisse BEL [5] vs. Guillermo Olaso ESP

Harel Levy ISR [4] vs. Nikola Ciric SRB
Francesco Aldi ITA [WC] vs. Antal van der Duim NED [Q]
Jose Checa-Calvo ESP vs. Gero Kretschmer GER [Q]
Flavio Cipolla ITA [6] vs. Alberto Cammarata ITA [WC]

Alessio Di Mauro ITA [8] vs. Adrian Ungur ROU
Rogério Dutra da Silva BRA vs. Sergio Gutierrez-Ferrol ESP [Q]
Boris Pashanski SRB vs. Igor Sijsling NED
Ivan Navarro ESP [3] vs. Alexander Flock GER

Martin Fischer AUT [7] vs. Gabriel Trujillo-Soler ESP
Pierre-Ludovic Duclos CAN vs. Miguel Angel Lopez Jaen ESP
David Goffin BEL vs. Andrey Kuznetsov RUS [WC]
Kevin Anderson RSA [2] vs. Iñigo Cervantes-Huegun ESP

Mr Brightside
09-20-2009, 07:52 PM
if he doesn't reach QF :sobbing:

Champion number 1
09-21-2009, 09:33 AM
Yeah good chance for at least QF or even further. Just win the 1st round though before we say anymore :)

10-07-2009, 01:52 PM
Had to retire in Palermo, but is back this week in Tarragona and demolished Lisnard in the 1R, 6-1 6-0 :yeah:

Now against Gimeno-Traver though :unsure:

Also won in doubles, alongside Motti, over Laaksonen & Muñoz-Abreu. They now meet Battistone/Battistone or Lopez-Morón/Portas.

10-21-2009, 12:15 PM
Ugh, 4-6 0-6 loss to Kindlmann in Orléans :o :help:

Micio :sobbing:

Mr Brightside
10-21-2009, 08:02 PM
oh dear flavio :sad:

10-21-2009, 10:53 PM
The second part of the season is really a disaster, to be honest :sobbing: I know Flavio has the talent to turn it around but it doesn't seem to be happening.

01-04-2010, 10:18 AM
Good start to the year! 4-6 6-4 6-2 over Devilder :rocker2:

01-04-2010, 07:05 PM
Good job :woohoo:

01-06-2010, 05:57 AM
Backed up with a good win over Millot :woohoo: Possibly a QF against Ouanna which would make it 3 Frenchmen in a row :o

01-06-2010, 07:10 PM
It was a good draw and he did what he had to. Ouanna will be tougher though.

Forza :dance:

01-06-2010, 07:18 PM
Ah, he's meeting Stadler instead.

Also reached the SF in doubles after Evans/Slanar gave a walkover.

01-07-2010, 08:06 AM
3-6 6-1 6-2! :rocker2:

Rematch of 2008 SF in Noumea :lol:
Hoping for the same result! :rocker:

01-07-2010, 06:18 PM
Guez is in fine form though :o Hope he can pull it off.

Keep it up Cipo :yeah:

01-07-2010, 06:18 PM
(1)Flavio Cipolla/Simone Vagnozzi (ITA) d. (WC)Florian Mayer/Tobias Summerer (GER) 6-2 6-1


01-09-2010, 08:58 AM
Same result indeed. Beat Guez 6-4 6-1 :worship:

Lost the doubles final, but oh well. The other semi final has yet to be finished.

Mr Brightside
01-09-2010, 08:21 PM
wow awesome week :) good luck in final!

01-10-2010, 09:27 AM
Demolished in the final :tears:

3-6 0-6 against Florian Mayer. Still a good week :yeah:

01-10-2010, 09:28 AM
And now off to the AO qualies :dance: :rocker: Let's pray for a good draw :o

Mr Brightside
01-12-2010, 07:49 PM
QR1 vs Sijsling :unsure: winnable match but you never know :o still didn't check his quarter:p

01-13-2010, 08:46 AM
WTF was that Flavio :tape: 2-6 2-6 against Sijsling. :help:

Mr Brightside
01-13-2010, 01:13 PM

01-13-2010, 06:19 PM
2-6 2-6 :sobbing:

I thought it was a difficult draw considering Sijsling is in form, but this is a dreadful score :tears:

Filo V.
05-07-2010, 10:42 PM
After the final in Noumea to start the season, Cipo has 5 match wins, 3 in ATP qualifying events, and has lost 7 straight matches. His ranking is down to 212 in the world, and he will lose 45 points from Belgrade this week.

Hopefully Flavio can progress past these tough times and make some movements back to the top 100. His next scheduled tournaments are in Madrid qualifying starting tomorrow and then RG qualifying. Good luck to him in future tournaments!

Filo V.
05-08-2010, 05:09 AM
Here is Flavio's draw for the Madrid qualifying:

(1) CHELA, Juan Ignacio ARG v AGUILAR, Jorge CHI
CIPOLLA, Flavio ITA v (13) BOZOLJAC, Ilija SRB

Not a kind draw for Cipo at all. Bozoljac will probably be too much in the state Flavio is in now, and Chela is in a different league entirely. He has 14 pts to defend for a QR2 last year, and that probably isn't going to be defended. His ranking could be really bad within the next month if he doesn't start winning.

Good luck Flavio, hope you prove me wrong and qualify.

Filo V.
05-08-2010, 01:50 PM
Flavio beat Bozoljac 7-5 6-2 and will play Chela tomorrow for a spot in the MD of Madrid. Good win, and good luck tomorrow!

Filo V.
05-10-2010, 03:26 AM
Flavio lost 6-2 6-3 and held serve 2 times out of 8 service games in the match. Unfortunately, his lack of a serve or real power is shown up against most ATP players, especially consistent hard hitters of the ball as Chela is. He gained 16 points for winning his first round match, so he doesn't go away with nothing to take away positive from the week, unfortunately he will still lose 20 points and drop down the rankings again next Monday.

Next stop: French Open qualifying.

05-13-2010, 03:06 PM
He didn't qualify last year, so not too much to defend. Forza Cipo!

05-21-2010, 07:12 PM
Very good win over Del Bonis followed by a bad loss to DeHeart. Can't really fathom how he lost to Ryler on clay :shrug: :sad:

08-27-2010, 09:47 AM
US Open Q1:

Beat Alex Kuznetsov 6-4 6-2 :woohoo:

Now against Muñoz-De la Nava, who is a difficult match-up for Cipo, but not a good player on hard.

08-28-2010, 08:31 AM
Lost to Muñoz-De la Nava :sobbing:

Champion number 1
05-03-2011, 10:16 AM
Great win for Cipolla last night. First ever win in a Masters series event against Roddick. Sure it is clay, but still a huge scalp.

Champion number 1
05-06-2011, 02:00 PM
After losing to Llodra in R2 of Madrid it looks like he will get a WC to Rome as Starace has entered the MD. Great news :cool:

Champion number 1
06-02-2011, 04:31 PM
Makes the semi-final at the prestigious Prostejov challenger. Plays Munoz De-La Nava so good luck and he could reach the final for sure :cool:

Champion number 1
06-03-2011, 05:27 PM
H won 75 76 and into the final of Prostejov. Great for his ranking.

Champion number 1
06-05-2011, 09:02 AM
Lost in the final, but a good week for Flav.

06-05-2011, 09:50 AM

Champion number 1
06-05-2011, 11:02 AM
He will go up to something like 114 in the world which is great.

Champion number 1
06-19-2011, 10:45 AM
Cipolla qualified for Wimbledon, excellent stuff, and now plays Del Potro.

08-03-2011, 11:43 AM
ATP Washington:

Cipo in as a direct entry. Beat Ilhan 7-5 6-0 :worship:

Now against Tursunov.

Flavio looks set to crack the Top 100 again.

08-04-2011, 05:32 PM
Unfortunately no chance against Tursunov.

1-6 4-6 :sad:

Champion number 1
08-07-2011, 08:27 PM
Qualified for Montreal masters. Excellent stuff.

08-08-2011, 12:23 PM
Q1: def. George Bastl SUI [WC] | 6-3 6-1
Q2: def. Jesse Levine USA | 6-2 6-1

The win over Bastl was compulsory; the win over Levine, though the American is not in form, is stellar.

Now against Davydenko :unsure: Forza :banana:

Ad Wim
08-08-2011, 01:48 PM
Should be interesting. I think he has a good chance.

Those qualis were a joke, but 35 nice points already in the pocket.

08-13-2011, 06:20 PM
ATP Cincinnati:

Q1: b. Ryan Sweeting USA [12] | 0-6 6-2 6-2
Q2: vs. Alex Bogomolov Jr. USA [7]

08-14-2011, 08:47 PM
3-6 0-6 :unsure:

08-26-2011, 07:25 AM
US Open:

[22] Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR) - Frederico Gil (POR)
Kei Nishikori (JPN) - Flavio Cipolla (ITA)
Ivo Karlovic (CRO) - Fernando Gonzalez (CHI)
Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) - [13] Richard Gasquet (FRA)

Normally there's no chance whatsoever, but we'll see.

09-02-2011, 12:34 AM
From 0-6 5-7 to 0-6 5-7 6-2 7-5 *4-2 30-love and then didn't win another game....

09-02-2011, 07:47 AM
Let's just take positives from this week :yeah:

Champion number 1
09-07-2011, 03:44 PM
Cipolla has had a very good time in the US having qualified for a couple events aswell. Must surely be close to top 100 now?

09-25-2011, 10:38 PM
Career high 96 now :hearts:

10-20-2011, 01:04 PM
New CH :worship:
The reason I like him is because he's a clever, honest, funny guy, with a great technique and who's making the impossible with the serve he has.
He reminds me of Sara Errani, but way better. Forza Onion :rocker2:

01-05-2012, 10:21 AM
ATP Doha:

1R: bt Jabor Al Mutawa QAT [WC] 6-0 6-0
2R: lt Jo-Wilfried Tsonga FRA [3] 6-7 (8) 3-6

Doubles (partnering Andreas Seppi):

1R: bt Kubot/Troicki 6-4 5-7 10-6
QF: bt Bracciali/Starace [3] 6-3 7-5
SF: vs Kas/Kohlschreiber

01-05-2012, 10:22 AM
Forza Cipo :woohoo:

Very glad to be seeing him playing doubles. His doubles ranking slid down to 226 after he hardly played last year.

01-06-2012, 02:44 PM
3-6 2-6 :sad:

01-06-2012, 11:17 PM
ATP Auckland:

Q1: vs Jaden Grinter NZL [WC]

01-07-2012, 03:38 PM
Won 3-6 6-3 6-2 :unsure:

Now against Lukas Dlouhy.

01-08-2012, 05:03 PM
5-7 6-3 4-1 Ret.

Another struggle. Now a tough match-up against Tobias Kamke [7].

01-09-2012, 09:36 AM
Lost 3-6 2-6 :sad:

Maybe a LL spot will open up. If not, the AO is next.

01-13-2012, 09:06 AM
Australian Open:

ISNER, John USA [16] - MITCHELL, Benjamin AUS (W)
MAYER, Leonardo ARG - LOPEZ, Feliciano ESP [18]

Don't think we should expect much.

01-16-2012, 04:19 PM
6-4 4-6 3-6 6-2 6-1

:eek: :worship: :woohoo:

Champion number 1
01-17-2012, 05:39 PM
Great win, not expecting much against Feliciano Lopez, but hopefully he gives a good match.

01-17-2012, 06:48 PM
Onion :inlove: It's always pleasant to see guys who give themselves to this sport finally getting great results :yeah:

Good luck against Fe-Lo!

01-18-2012, 09:34 AM
5-7 6-7 (4) 2-6.

Great fight. I think his ranking must climb after reaching R2.

01-18-2012, 11:01 AM


Not sure what to think of the draw, as I can't rate Duckworth's doubles game whatsoever and I don't rate Istomin too highly. But it's good for Flavio to play alongside hardhitters.

Champion number 1
01-18-2012, 11:26 AM
Yeah he gave it a go especially first 2 sets. Big just to get through R1 in AO anyway :)

01-20-2012, 08:20 AM
Won 6-2 3-6 7-6 (5) over Duckworth and Feeney, but lost 2-6 3-6 to Butorac/Soares [10]

01-30-2012, 12:00 PM
ATP Montpelier:

1R: vs. Qualifier


with Michail Elgin RUS

1R: vs. Kenny De Schepper & Fabrice Martin [FRA, WC]

01-30-2012, 03:53 PM
The qualifiers are Serra, Gicquel, Bautista-Agut and Teixeira.

01-30-2012, 04:07 PM
Let's hope it's Teixeira :shrug:

01-30-2012, 04:57 PM
It's Gicquel :yeah:

01-30-2012, 10:02 PM
4-6 2-6 demolition in doubles. Terrible match against two big-serving Frenchies. Both Cipo and Elgin looked out of sorts.

01-31-2012, 10:34 PM
1-6 6-4 7-5 win over Gicquel :worship:

Gilles Simon [2] next :armed:

02-01-2012, 11:28 AM
What a win for Onion :eek: And it's not even his surface :drool:

Destroys Pushimon now :armed:

02-01-2012, 05:59 PM
Ha, it's Gicquel, so not a worldbeater.

02-02-2012, 07:17 AM
Yeah, "Pushimon" destroyed that scrub Chipolata with 29 winners (against 13 for that pusher)...
Good for the game.

No need to come into a cheering thread if you are not a Cipolla fan :shrug:

Anyways, pretty swift dismissal 3-6 2-6, unfortunately, but at least he got to a 2R on his worst surface :yeah:

02-02-2012, 12:19 PM
Yeah, "Pushimon" destroyed that scrub Chipolata with 29 winners (against 13 for that pusher)...
Good for the game.

If you don't like Flavio, what is the sense of coming there :shrug:

Not disappointed by Flavio, good tournament, considering the surface ;)

02-11-2012, 10:38 PM
ATP Rotterdam:

1R: vs. Richard Gasquet FRA [5]

02-13-2012, 12:25 PM
3-6 6-1 0-0*

Forza Cipo :unsure: :banana:

02-13-2012, 08:40 PM
Lost 3-6 6-1 1-6 :sobbing:


02-13-2012, 08:44 PM

Courtesy of Rix643.

02-20-2012, 08:41 PM
ATP Marseille:

1R: bt. Andreas Seppi ITA 6-4 7-6 (4)


02-22-2012, 07:13 PM
2R: lt. Edouard Roger-Vasselin FRA 3-6 0-6 :unsure:

Big fan of both guys, but hoped for a different outcome.

03-07-2012, 07:23 PM
Indian Wells:

1R: vs. Ryan Harrison USA


03-09-2012, 10:36 AM
1-6 2-6 :sobbing:

03-09-2012, 06:15 PM
Just three games against Harrison :bigcry:

Filo V.
03-10-2012, 02:51 PM
Flavio has a couple months to go to gain points before he has to start defending points from last season, so the next few weeks will be very important or his top 100 position will be in jeopardy. He plays the Dallas challenger this upcoming week and then Miami so let's see if he can win a few matches before the tour heads to clay.

Filo V.
03-26-2012, 02:33 AM
Flavio won one match in the Dallas challenger after Indian Wells, beating Bogomolov 6-4 6-1 in the first round before losing badly to Andreev in the second round. In Miami, he lost 3-6 5-7, losing serve 6/10 times. He's had a pretty consistent, good season overall in beating plays like Seppi, Bogomolov, Gicquel and Davydenko, but it's not going to be enough to retain his top 100 ranking without some wins before he starts defending heavy points in May. Hopefully with the tour turning to clay, those wins will come for him. His next scheduled event is Casablanca in two weeks from this Monday.

04-08-2012, 04:54 PM
ATP Casablanca:

1R: vs. Yassine Idmbarek MAR [WC]

He's not playing doubles. Forza :armed:

04-11-2012, 09:42 AM
6-1 2-6 6-1 :unsure:

Rocky. But a win :yeah:

Next up: Dolgopolov Jr. UKR [2]

Mr Brightside
04-11-2012, 04:37 PM
yesterday he was so passive :o
playing so well now against Dolgo, no errors at all :lol: