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Mr Brightside
04-11-2012, 05:06 PM
64 61 and didn't even face a BP :spit:

04-11-2012, 08:43 PM

That is amazing :worship:

QF :drool:

04-12-2012, 02:15 PM
Just :worship:

04-13-2012, 01:47 PM
Into the semis! :banana:

Took out Benoît Paire, 6-3 6-4 :worship:

Now against Andujar or Gutierrez-Ferrol.

Mr Brightside
04-13-2012, 07:48 PM
plz take out Pablo :yeah:

04-14-2012, 06:17 PM
SF: lt. Pablo Andujar ESP [3] 3-6 5-7


Cipo fought his heart out. Definitely had his chances, but I do think Andujar deserved the win.

But I am incredibly proud anyway :worship:

04-16-2012, 10:04 AM
Flavio at a career high of #73 :banana:

Probably will drop a bit in the next few weeks what with last year's points. But whatever. I'm proud :yeah:

04-21-2012, 03:05 PM
ATP Barcelona:

1R: vs. Paolo Lorenzi ITA

Not an easy opponent, but in the field Barcelona has Lorenzi is definitely a good draw.

Champion number 1
04-21-2012, 08:29 PM
A good draw for both 1 would say. Lorenzo is travelling over from US so I count Flav as fave.

04-21-2012, 08:59 PM
H2H not in Cipo's favor though.

04-24-2012, 03:40 PM
Cipo won :worship:

6-0 6-3 :eek: Obviously Lorenzi coming from the States helped a bit ;)

Next up: Feliciano Lopez :armed:

Champion number 1
04-24-2012, 05:15 PM
I think Flav has a chance v Feli of he can return well.

04-25-2012, 03:10 PM
Flavio *1-2.

It's already clear that the Spaniard's serve will be the key to the match.

Forza :rocker:

04-25-2012, 03:30 PM

Really no chance on Lopez's service games.

04-25-2012, 03:38 PM
4-6 0-0*

Saved two set points, but caved on the third. Fully deserved set for Lopez.

04-25-2012, 04:14 PM
4-6 3-6.

Lopez was simply too good on serve.

04-28-2012, 03:26 PM
ATP Estoril:

1R: vs. Diego Junqueira ARG

And Flavio is seeded for the first time!

04-29-2012, 07:33 PM
Cipolla & Lorenzi [ITA] vs. Knowle & Marrero [AUT/ESP, 4]

04-30-2012, 11:37 AM
Flavio at a career high of #73 :banana:

Probably will drop a bit in the next few weeks what with last year's points. But whatever. I'm proud :yeah:

And up to #70!

04-30-2012, 06:39 PM
Loss in doubles. 2-6 6-3 9-11.

So close :(

05-01-2012, 06:57 PM
Beat Junqueira 6-1 6-4 :yeah: Expected comfortable win.

Muñoz-De La Nava [Q] next :armed:

Time to balance the H2H (

05-02-2012, 12:08 PM
He is so better than Daniel :facepalm: Demolish him :drool:

05-02-2012, 11:27 PM
He is so better than Daniel :facepalm: Demolish him :drool:

A more talented player, but not a good match-up.

4-6 4-6 :sad:

05-03-2012, 07:43 AM
Oh God :facepalm: Wasted a great chance to get some easy points :(

05-04-2012, 09:13 PM
ATP Madrid | Qualifying Draw:

Flavio Cipolla ITA [4] vs. Eric Prodon FRA
Eduardo Schwank ARG vs. Victor Hanescu ROU [13]

05-05-2012, 02:28 PM
Beat Prodon 6-4 7-5.

Hanescu up next, who routinely dismissed Schwank 6-2 6-3.

05-06-2012, 10:20 AM
Victor can be quite dangerous, good luck Onin...

05-12-2012, 12:04 PM
He lost in a close match to Hanescu last week.

ATP Rome | Qualifying Draw:

Mikhail Kukushkin KAZ [3] vs. Flavio Cipolla ITA
Simone Bolelli ITA vs. Sam Querrey USA [13]

05-12-2012, 05:36 PM
1-6 3-6 :unsure: :sobbing:

Not great for morale.

05-13-2012, 07:50 AM
ATP Rome | Doubles:

Cipolla & Lorenzi [ITA, WC] vs. Kas & Gonzalez [GER/MEX]

05-13-2012, 07:32 PM
1-6 3-6 :unsure: :sobbing:

Not great for morale.

He declared it was one of his worst matches ever on clay :hug:

05-14-2012, 07:42 PM
Tough loss in doubles :sad:

6-1 3-6 8-10.

05-19-2012, 08:10 AM
ATP Nice | Qualifying Draw:

(2)Flavio Cipolla (ITA) vs Kenny De Schepper (FRA)
(WC)Benjamin Balleret (MON) vs Eric Prodon (FRA)
Evgeny Korolev (KAZ) vs Joao Souza (BRA)
(WC)Alexandre Sidorenko (FRA) vs (6)Grigor Dimitrov (BUL)

05-19-2012, 01:09 PM
Just Grisha can trouble him :armed:

05-19-2012, 02:26 PM
Just Grisha can trouble him :armed:


De Schepper beat Cipolla 7-6 (7) 2-6 6-4


05-19-2012, 03:36 PM
Dear God :spit: He cannot be justified, this is simply a very bad loss for him :o

05-19-2012, 06:14 PM
De Schepper was swept aside by out-of-form Prodon, 3-6 3-6, who Flavio beat just two weeks ago. Really big chance wasted.

Mr Brightside
05-20-2012, 04:15 PM

05-27-2012, 01:23 PM
Roland Garros:

R128: vs. Stanislas Wawrinka SUI [18]

Currently: 3-6 3-6 6-4 4-2*

Forza Cipo :unsure: At least a valiant effort.

Have to run in a second so won't see the result until tomorrow :sad:

05-27-2012, 01:25 PM
Roland Garros | Doubles:

R32: Cipolla/Seppi [ITA] vs. Ebden/Harrison [AUS/USA]

Mr Brightside
05-27-2012, 04:27 PM
noooooooooooooooooo another loss in 5th set :sad:

05-28-2012, 11:11 AM
3-6 3-6 6-4 6-3 2-6


But what a great effort.

06-06-2012, 08:59 AM
Prostejov Challenger:

R1: bt. Jaroslav Pospisil CZE [Q] 6-4 3-6 7-6 (2)

Flavio saved 2 MPs at 3-5 in the third set. The second one was a beauty :drool:

Tougher match than it should have been, but what matters is that he goes through.

06-06-2012, 09:01 AM
Next up is Radek Stepanek [2/WC], who double bagelled Danai Udomchoke in the first round.

Forza :armed:

06-08-2012, 06:07 PM
Forgot to update, 4-6 4-6 to Stepanek :(

Then had to give a walkover in doubles due to pharyngitis (Volandri).

06-10-2012, 10:07 PM
ATP Queen's:

1R: vs. Sergiy Stakhovsky UKR

Stakhovsky is coming from a Challenger final on clay. Hopefully he is fatigued and unaccustomed to the grass, rather than on a confidence high.

Forza Flavio!

06-12-2012, 06:54 PM
No chance for Cipo :unsure: 4-6 1-6 :sobbing:

We need a good win, soon.

06-16-2012, 04:03 PM
ATP 's-Hertogenbosch

R32: vs. Potito Starace ITA

Forza Cipo. It's about as good a draw as you can get.

06-19-2012, 11:18 AM
Rosmalen R1

Flavio def. Starace 4-2 ret.

Best draw he could have hoped for :shrug:

06-22-2012, 09:16 AM
R16: 2-6 6-3 1-6 to Edouard Roger-Vasselin :(

06-22-2012, 09:17 AM

R128: vs. Iñigo Cervantes ESP [Q]

06-24-2012, 09:58 PM
Flavio is playing tomorrow :woohoo:

I'll be there. Hopefully I can cheer him past Cervantes :lol: It's grass, and the Spaniard is pretty solid and tough, so I expect a bit of an ugly match. But hopefully Flavio can prevail.

06-26-2012, 01:54 PM
Flavio lost. 6-2 7-6 (4) 3-6 2-6 1-6.

Watched this match in its entirety, and I can't say it was a pretty sight. :sobbing:

Flavio's game plan worked in the beginning, which was to make Cervantes hit as many UEs as possible. And that's what the Spaniard did; copious amounts of mishits that got Flavio the first set, very comfortably. Then he squandered a break in the second set and seemed to be losing momentum, just when Cervantes turned on the error machine again in the breaker. So Flavio up 2-0, with ugly tennis.

Cervantes then takes a bathroom break.

Upon returning, the Spaniard continues his game from the end of the second set (bar the tie-break). He was serving well, getting at least one free point per service game, whereas Flavio's serve of course got him very little (I recall one ace in the entire match). And more importantly, the UE count went down considerably. As Flavio didn't alter his game plan at all, and started making some really bad mistakes, the third and fourth set were very lopsided.

Then Flavio takes a bathroom break.

In the final set, it is clear that Cervantes is starting to cramp, or that he is having some problems with his knee. In any case, he is limping, and stretching a lot. You'd think that Flavio would take advantage of this by starting to slow down the game, hit drop shots etc. in order to make Cervantes run, but he doesn't whatsoever. Instead, he allows the Spaniard to overpower and outhit him. And it's Flavio making the mistakes. It's a pretty sad ending to what was a really ugly match.

Marc Lopez, Roberto Bautista-Agut, Adrian Menendez-Maceiras and Matteo Viola were watching this towards the end.

Flavio still signed autographs, because he's a champ :hearts:

06-28-2012, 12:05 PM
Cipolla/Fognini vs. Reynolds/Van Der Merwe [Q] 5-7 6-4 0-0*

Forza :unsure:

06-28-2012, 02:50 PM
Another five-set loss :sobbing:

5-7 6-4 1-6 7-6 3-6 :sad:

07-11-2012, 08:20 AM
ATP Stuttgart

R32: lt. Tobias Kamke GER 3-6 4-6

R16 (with Ramirez Hidalgo): lt. Kamke & Marx 6-3 2-6 10-12


07-12-2012, 09:13 AM
Kamke said it was a difficult match, because Flavio is a very "unconventional" player.


01-28-2013, 12:40 PM
After the Australian Open, Flavio drops out of the Top 100 :tears: Now at #102.

02-07-2013, 05:58 PM
ATP Zagreb

Saw Lacko retire in R32, then lost to Rosol in three sets.

But he's in the semis in doubles alongside Somdev Devvarman!