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ExcaliburII
04-10-2007, 11:43 PM
[FMTA #5 - Barcelona


How to play

Choose a Mens Tennis player (Past or Present) of your liking. You have 400 points to be distributed amongst 4 surfaces (Hard, Clay, Grass, and Indoor). You may put a maximum of 115 points to one surface and a minimum of 90. You also have one Tiebreak Bonus which you will assign to one of 4 surfaces. These points can only be distributed once and may not be rearranged.

Scoring System

When sending in points, you must split your surface points into 3 sets, 5 for Grand Slams. You will send points for each match you play and be compared with your opponent’s points. Differences in points between players per set is as :-

51 pts. or more - the set is 6-0
41-50 - the set is 6-1
31-40 - the set is 6-2
21-30 - the set is 6-3
16-20 - the set is 6-4
10-15 - the set is 7-5
7-9 - the set is 7-6(0)
6 - the set is 7-6(1)
5 - the set is 7-6(2)
4 - the set is 7-6(3)
3 - the set is 7-6(4)
2 - the set is 7-6(5)
1 - the set is 7-6(6)

For example :

PLAYER A sends :

1. 20
2. 70
3. 10

PLAYER B sends :

1. 3
2. 91
3. 6

PLAYER A won 6:4 3:6 7:6(3)

TieBreak System

This system is applied when there is no difference. Each player has bonus Tiebreak in one surface. The one with the Bonus on Tiebreak will win it by 9-7. If no player has bonus on tiebreak the lower ranked will pass through with a tiebreak of 10-8. If both have bonus tiebreak the highest ranked player will pass through with an 11-9 tiebreak.

Extra Bonus

Player ranked First 5 points more on each surface.
Players ranked Second-Fifth 3 points more on each surface.
Players ranked Sixth-Tenth 1 point more on each surface.
Usa players playing at home 1 point more on each surface.
Europeans playing at Europe 1 point more on each surface.
Europeans playing at home 2 points more on each surface.
South Americans playing at home 3 points more on each surface.
South Americans playing at South America 2 points more on each surface.
Australasians playing at Australasia 2 points more on each surface.

Doubles

In Doubles points will be a sum of the two players playing in each team.

New players can sign up their players here:
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=96716

You need to sign up your player before signing up for the tournament.

ExcaliburII
04-10-2007, 11:44 PM
Singles Players Committed:

Joachim Johansson (SWE)
Juan Ignacio Chela (ARG)
Guillermo Coria (ARG)
Mathieu Montcourt (FRA)
Mario Ancic (CRO)
Mikhail Youzhny (RUS)
Robin Haase (NED)
Richard Gasquet (FRA)
Andrei Pavel (ROM)
Sergio Roitman (ARG)

Flavio Saretta (BRA)
Paul Capdeville (CHI)
Guillermo Cañas (ARG)
Gael Monfils (FRA)
Olivier Rochus (BEL)
Alex Bogdanovic (GBR)
Tomas Berdych (CZE)
Edgardo Massa (ARG)
Luis Horna (PER)
Sam Querrey (USA)
Hans Podlipnik (CHI)
Ivan Ljubicic (CRO)
James Blake (USA)
Andy Roddick (USA)
Total: 24 players

Singles Players Not Committed:









(13)Nicolás Massú (CHI)





(34)Novak Djokovic (SER)
(NR)Hans Podlipnik (CHI)

Andy Murray (GBR)

Benjamin Becker (GER)
Dmitry Tursunov (RUS)
Ernst Gulbis (LAT)
Evgeny Korolev (RUS)
Fabrice Santoro (FRA)
Fernando González (CHI)
Gustavo Kuerten (BRA)
Igor Andreev (RUS)


Lleyton Hewitt (AUS)
Marat Safin (RUS)
Marcos Baghdatis (CYP)

Paradorn Srichaphan (THA)
Paul-Henri Mathieu (FRA)
Rafael Nadal (SPA)

Roger Federer (SWI)

Tim Henman (GBR)

Tommy Haas (GER)
Thomas Johansson (SWE)

Doubles Committed:


Total: 0 Doubles Teams

ExcaliburII
04-10-2007, 11:44 PM
Singles Draw/Results

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Doubles Draw/Results

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ExcaliburII
04-10-2007, 11:44 PM
Schedule of Play


SCHEDULE

SINGLES:


Monday - R32
Tuesday - R32
Wednesday - R16
Thursday - R16
Friday - QF
Saturday - SF
Sunday - Final

DOUBLES:

Monday - R32
Tuesday - R32
Wednesday - R16
Thursday - R16
Friday - QF
Saturday - SF
Sunday - Final

Sunday:

Saturday:

Friday:

Thursday:

Wednesday:

Tuesday:

Monday:

ExcaliburII
04-10-2007, 11:44 PM
Results

ExcaliburII
04-10-2007, 11:45 PM
Sergio Roitman commits for singles.

And Doubles Cañas/Roitman.

:rocker2:

ExcaliburII
04-10-2007, 11:54 PM
If Someone wants to run Estoril/Munich just Pm me :yeah:

Caio_Brasil
04-10-2007, 11:57 PM
Flavio Saretta is in... who wants to play doubles with the Magic Clown?

Foosimoo
04-11-2007, 12:02 AM
Olivier Rochus in

Allez-Alejo
04-11-2007, 01:34 AM
Chela is in.

Fergie
04-11-2007, 04:22 AM
Berdych In

Action Jackson
04-11-2007, 04:32 AM
Massa is in.

TMJordan
04-11-2007, 04:44 AM
Canas is in.

And aparently now looking for a new doubles partner as Roitman ditched him :devil:

I will exact my revenge by beating Roitman and Pablo in TT :cool:

Plastic Bertrand
04-11-2007, 06:50 AM
Lucho Horna will play singles here.

invu2day
04-11-2007, 08:37 AM
Canas is in.

And aparently now looking for a new doubles partner as Roitman ditched him :devil:

I will exact my revenge by beating Roitman and Pablo in TT :cool:I think you're still on with Roitman ;). Coria is still playing with Pavel :p

Peta Pan
04-11-2007, 09:02 AM
Pavel is in :)

I think you're still on with Roitman ;). Coria is still playing with Pavel :p

Oh thank goodness, I wondered what was going on when I saw that :lol:
Confirmed doubles with Coria :yeah:

adee-gee
04-11-2007, 09:26 AM
Montcourt is in and looking for a doubles partner :p

ExcaliburII
04-11-2007, 10:36 AM
:haha: I wanted to put Cañas/Roitman :yeah: It was just a confusion.

ExcaliburII
04-11-2007, 10:42 AM
Canas is in.

And aparently now looking for a new doubles partner as Roitman ditched him :devil:

I will exact my revenge by beating Roitman and Pablo in TT :cool:

:haha: You know I wont trait you. ;)

TMJordan
04-11-2007, 02:11 PM
Good :D

muniu
04-11-2007, 04:55 PM
Misha Youzhny IN :)

Caio_Brasil
04-11-2007, 04:56 PM
Montcourt is in and looking for a doubles partner :p

Montcourt/Saretta??

Rik.
04-11-2007, 05:17 PM
Haase is in.

adee-gee
04-11-2007, 06:47 PM
Montcourt/Saretta??
Sounds good :yeah:

thiaela
04-12-2007, 05:09 PM
Joachim Johansson will play here

ExcaliburII
04-12-2007, 07:25 PM
Joachim Johansson will play here

Joachim Johansson is managed by kada starpiba. :wavey:

if you want to play, you should sign up your player here. (not a taken one):

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=96716

StatBoy3
04-12-2007, 09:29 PM
Sam Querrey is in.

Alonsofz
04-12-2007, 10:16 PM
Capdeville in, and doubles with Podlipnik please :)

Foosimoo
04-15-2007, 12:52 PM
Anyone for doubles? :wavey:

kada starpiba
04-15-2007, 06:15 PM
Joachim Johhanson IN doubles with CHela if he want??

Allez-Alejo
04-15-2007, 06:49 PM
Joachim Johhanson IN doubles with CHela if he want??

yes Johansson/Chela

marcelwks
04-17-2007, 10:05 PM
Gasquet in :)

Fergie
04-19-2007, 10:06 PM
Anyone for doubles? :wavey:

Rochus/Berdych? :wavey:

Foosimoo
04-19-2007, 10:12 PM
Rochus/Berdych? :wavey:

Ok :D

auspopopen
04-19-2007, 11:02 PM
Capdeville in, and doubles with Podlipnik please :)
Confirmed! :D

Podlipnik in please :)

vianzfzf
04-20-2007, 08:37 AM
ancic in !

vianzfzf
04-20-2007, 08:37 AM
and nadal/ancic

Deathless Mortal
04-20-2007, 08:41 AM
Ljubicic in looking for d/p

mrserenawilliams
04-20-2007, 08:48 AM
Blake in

Ljubicic in looking for d/p

Blake/Ljubicic?

Deathless Mortal
04-20-2007, 09:12 AM
Blake in



Blake/Ljubicic?

a pair of bald players :) Vamos!

Forever-Delayed
04-20-2007, 09:20 AM
Alex Bogdanovic is in, and he is looking for a doubles partner

vamos israel
04-21-2007, 01:21 AM
Alex Bogdanovic is in, and he is looking for a doubles partner

i will play with you :D

Roddick\Bogdanovic

ExcaliburII
04-21-2007, 05:04 PM
30 more hours to commit.

Action Jackson
04-21-2007, 05:46 PM
Massa/Horna for doubles.

JBdV
04-21-2007, 05:52 PM
Monfils is in.

ExcaliburII
04-21-2007, 07:15 PM
24 players commited.

Entry List updated.

Allez-Alejo
04-22-2007, 04:22 AM
when will the draw be made?
:wavey:

Rik.
04-22-2007, 12:03 PM
Haase is looking for a doubles partner?

ExcaliburII
04-22-2007, 01:20 PM
when will the draw be made?
:wavey:

in between 21 GMT and 24 GMT.

muniu
04-22-2007, 06:27 PM
Gasquet Doubles? :devil:

ExcaliburII
04-22-2007, 08:03 PM
3 more hours to commit.
Ill do the draw at that time.

If you want you can already start sending points.

Deadline will be 21 pm GMT.

ExcaliburII
04-22-2007, 08:49 PM
Need Asistant manager receiving my points and my rivals points.

:bigwave:


All top ten playing at Conde de Godo :D

StatBoy3
04-22-2007, 09:22 PM
Need Asistant manager receiving my points and my rivals points.

:bigwave:


All top ten playing at Conde de Godo :D

I'll do it.

ExcaliburII
04-22-2007, 09:27 PM
Thanks.

ExcaliburII
04-23-2007, 01:02 AM
Seeds:
#1 Juan I Chela
#2 Joachim Johansson
#3 Guillermo Coria
#4 Mathieu Montcourt
#5 Mario Ancic
#6 Mikhail Youzhny
#7 Andrei Pavel
#8 Robin Haase


Other top 10s:
Richard Gasquet (FRA)
Sergio Roitman (ARG)

Other players:
Flavio Saretta (BRA)
Paul Capdeville (CHI)
Guillermo Cañas (ARG)
Gael Monfils (FRA)
Olivier Rochus (BEL)
Alex Bogdanovic (GBR)
Tomas Berdych (CZE)
Edgardo Massa (ARG)
Luis Horna (PER)
Sam Querrey (USA)
Hans Podlipnik (CHI)
Ivan Ljubicic (CRO)
James Blake (USA)
Andy Roddick (USA)
Richard Gasquet (FRA)

ExcaliburII
04-23-2007, 01:06 AM
-#1 Juan I Chela
-Bye

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-Bye
-#8 Robin Haase

-#4 Mathieu Montcourt
-Bye

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-#5 Mario Ancic
-Bye

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-#6 Mikhail Youzhny
-Bye

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-Bye
-#3 Guillermo Coria

-#7 Andrei Pavel
-Bye

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-Bye
-#2 Joachim Johansson

ExcaliburII
04-23-2007, 01:11 AM
-#1 Juan I Chela
-Bye

- Paul Capdeville
- Luis Horna

- Flavio Saretta
- James Blake

- Rafael Nadal
-#8 Robin Haase

-#4 Mathieu Montcourt
-Bye

- Hans Podlipnik
- Guillermo Cañas

-#5 Mario Ancic
-Bye

- Gael Monfils
- Sam Querrey

-#6 Mikhail Youzhny
-Bye

- Alex Bogdanovic
- Andy Roddick

- Thomas Berdych
- Ivan Ljubicic

-Bye
-#3 Guillermo Coria

-#7 Andrei Pavel
-Bye

- Richaard Gasquet
- Edgardo Massa

- Sergio Roitman
- Olivier Rochus

-Bye
-#2 Joachim Johansson

Alonsofz
04-23-2007, 01:12 AM
- Paul Capdeville
- Luis Horna
:help:

ExcaliburII
04-23-2007, 01:17 AM
Doubles will start on Tuesday draws will be made tomorrow at 24 pm GMT.

You can commit for doubles until that moment.

ExcaliburII
04-23-2007, 01:20 AM
Monday OOP

Center Court:
Not before 21 PM GMT

Paul Capdeville vs Luis Horna


Followed by:

Sergio Roitman vs Olivier Rochus

Followed by:
Exhibition:
Andre Agassi/Steffi Graff vs Radek Stepanek/Martina Hingis :p


Court 2:
NOT BEFORE 21 PM
Richaard Gasquet vs Edgardo Massa

Followed by:
Flavio Saretta vs James Blake

ExcaliburII
04-23-2007, 01:21 AM
All players to send points to me.
Except Roitman and ROchus send points to AlonsoFz.

If you want livescores ask for them.

ExcaliburII
04-23-2007, 01:30 AM
Points:
Paul Capdeville 100
Luis Horna 115
Sergio Roitman 116
Olivier Rochus 104
Richard Gasquet 113
Edgardo Massa 115
Flavio Saretta 115
James Blake 98

Andre Agassi 125
Steffi Graf 115
Martina Hingis 120
Radek Stepanek 95

derlis
04-23-2007, 04:17 AM
Nadal in

derlis
04-23-2007, 04:20 AM
if accept only doubles with Ancic?
I wait for confirmation

ExcaliburII
04-23-2007, 05:22 AM
Ill acept your commitment.
Youll be playing against #8 seeded in first round.

derlis
04-23-2007, 06:31 AM
and nadal/ancic:wavey:

Plastic Bertrand
04-23-2007, 06:45 AM
Going to be difficult to repeat my good performance from Monte Carlo last week in singles. At the same time I do not expect to lose 6-0 6-0 in doubles two weeks in a row.

ExcaliburII
04-23-2007, 08:22 PM
No points from this players yet:

Richard Gasquet 113
Edgardo Massa 115
James Blake 98

ExcaliburII
04-23-2007, 09:39 PM
Centre Court

Luis Horna def Paul Capdeville 7-6 (6) 7-6 (4)

Sergio Roitman def Olivier Rochus 6-3 6-3

Andre Agassi/Steffi Graff def Radek Stepanek/Martina Hingis 6-4 5-7 10-8 (Match TB)

ExcaliburII
04-23-2007, 09:40 PM
Ill wait some time to
Massa
Gasquet
Blake

to send points in.

marcelwks
04-23-2007, 10:03 PM
sorry I will send in a minute

marcelwks
04-23-2007, 10:09 PM
Gasquet Doubles? :devil:

yes :devil:

I want livescore for my single match If possible :p

ExcaliburII
04-23-2007, 10:28 PM
ok, ill wait some time for Massas points.

ExcaliburII
04-24-2007, 01:25 AM
Richard Gasquet def Edgardo Massa W.O.

ExcaliburII
04-24-2007, 01:27 AM
Flavio Saretta def James Blake W.O.

ExcaliburII
04-24-2007, 01:33 AM
#1 Juan I Chela vs Bye
Paul Capdeville lost to Luis Horna 6-7 (6) 6-7 (4)

Flavio Saretta defeated James Blake W.O
Rafael Nadal vs #8 Robin Haase


#4 Mathieu Montcourt vs Bye
Hans Podlipnik vs Guillermo Cañas

#5 Mario Ancic vs Bye
Gael Monfils vs Sam Querrey



#6 Mikhail Youzhny vs Bye
Alex Bogdanovic vs Andy Roddick

Thomas Berdych vs Ivan Ljubicic
#3 Guillermo Coria vs Bye


#7 Andrei Pavel vs Bye
Richaard Gasquet defeated Edgardo Massa W.O

Sergio Roitman defeated Olivier Rochus 6-3 6-3
#2 Joachim Johansson vs Bye

ExcaliburII
04-24-2007, 01:36 AM
Tuesday OOP

Rafael Nadal vs #8 Robin Haase
Gael Monfils vs Sam Querrey
Hans Podlipnik vs Guillermo Cañas
Alex Bogdanovic vs Andy Roddick
Thomas Berdych vs Ivan Ljubicic


All players send points to me!!!

ExcaliburII
04-24-2007, 01:43 AM
Points to distribute:

Nadal 119
Haase 107
Monfils 111
Querrey 90
Podlipnik 115
Cañas 115
Bogdanovic 91
Berdych 96
Ljubicic 107
Roddick 90

Allez-Alejo
04-24-2007, 02:45 AM
will there be a doubles tournament or too few entries?

:wavey:

ExcaliburII
04-24-2007, 04:10 AM
There will be, but there are too few entries at the moment. It will probably start on Wednesday. So please those who havent team up, please do if you want.

:wavey:


Congratulations on being the new #1 :rocker2:

kada starpiba
04-24-2007, 01:03 PM
Hey who is the assistant manager.??

ExcaliburII
04-24-2007, 09:15 PM
AlonsoFz :wavey:

Alonsofz
04-24-2007, 09:17 PM
Hey who is the assistant manager.??
I'm :p

ExcaliburII
04-24-2007, 09:19 PM
Rafael Nadal def Robin Haase 6-2 0-6 6-3

ExcaliburII
04-24-2007, 09:26 PM
Sam Querrey def Gael Monfils W.O

ExcaliburII
04-24-2007, 09:28 PM
Hans Podlipnik def Willy Cañas 0-6 7-5 6-1


:sad:

ExcaliburII
04-24-2007, 09:34 PM
Thomas Berdych def Ivan Ljubicic 3-6 7-5 7-6 (2)

ExcaliburII
04-24-2007, 09:37 PM
Andy Roddick def Alex Bogdanovic 3-6 6-4 7-5

ExcaliburII
04-24-2007, 09:42 PM
#1 Juan I Chela vs Bye
Paul Capdeville lost to Luis Horna 6-7 (6) 6-7 (4)

Flavio Saretta defeated James Blake W.O
Rafael Nadal defeated Robin Haase 6-2 0-6 6-3


#4 Mathieu Montcourt vs Bye
Hans Podlipnik defeated Guillermo Cañas 0-6 7-5 6-1

#5 Mario Ancic vs Bye
Gael Monfils lost Sam Querrey W.O



#6 Mikhail Youzhny vs Bye
Alex Bogdanovic lost to Andy Roddick 6-3 4-6 5-7

Thomas Berdych defeated Ivan Ljubicic 3-6 7-5 7-6 (2)
#3 Guillermo Coria vs Bye


#7 Andrei Pavel vs Bye
Richaard Gasquet defeated Edgardo Massa W.O

Sergio Roitman defeated Olivier Rochus 6-3 6-3
#2 Joachim Johansson vs Bye[/QUOTE]




Second Round
#1 Juan I Chela vs Luis Horna
Flavio Saretta vs Rafael Nadal

#4 Mathieu Montcourt vs Hans Podlipnik
#5 Mario Ancic vs Sam Querrey


#6 Mikhail Youzhny vs Andy Roddick
#3 Guillermo Coria vs Thomas Berdych

#7 Andrei Pavel vs Richard Gasquet
#2 Joachim Johansson vs Sergio Roitman

ExcaliburII
04-24-2007, 10:03 PM
Wednesday OOP:

#1 Juan I Chela vs Luis Horna
Flavio Saretta vs Rafael Nadal

#4 Mathieu Montcourt vs Hans Podlipnik
#5 Mario Ancic vs Sam Querrey

ExcaliburII
04-24-2007, 10:12 PM
Points:

Chela 120 points
Montcourt 120 points
Ancic 114 points

Fergie
04-25-2007, 02:23 AM
Thomas Berdych def Ivan Ljubicic 3-6 7-5 7-6 (2)

:woohoo:

Deathless Mortal
04-25-2007, 11:36 AM
Ouch, that hurts.

Ljubicic (on his loss): Berdych played very well at the important points, and he won because of that. Third set was close, but as i said, he played better at the important points.

Q: You had 3-0 lead in the second set, what happened?

IL: I couldn't concentrate, i think i also had 30-40, break point on that 3-0 lead. I didn't convert it, and then i lost my service game.

Q: You played really bad at the beginning of the 3rd set. Was that because he broke your serve for second set?

IL: Yeah, i think so. I was thinking that i might finish the job in 2 sets, but it went in the third, and because of that i didn't start well.

Q: But when you came back, did you think that you'll win?

IL: I tried not to, i was thinking that in the second set, and lost it, after i was down 1-4, and came back, i was focusing to hold my serve. I did that, and it went to a tie break.

Q: What happened there? You won only 2 points.

IL: Well, he was serving first, and had 1-0, and then i made DF, and a BH error. That was 0-3, he didn't lose a point on his serve in the TB, he was really serving good. He went to 5-2 and then close it out.

Congrats to Berdych :)

Allez-Alejo
04-25-2007, 08:16 PM
are there live scores today?

:wavey:

Fergie
04-25-2007, 08:27 PM
Ouch, that hurts.

Ljubicic (on his loss): Berdych played very well at the important points, and he won because of that. Third set was close, but as i said, he played better at the important points.

Q: You had 3-0 lead in the second set, what happened?

IL: I couldn't concentrate, i think i also had 30-40, break point on that 3-0 lead. I didn't convert it, and then i lost my service game.

Q: You played really bad at the beginning of the 3rd set. Was that because he broke your serve for second set?

IL: Yeah, i think so. I was thinking that i might finish the job in 2 sets, but it went in the third, and because of that i didn't start well.

Q: But when you came back, did you think that you'll win?

IL: I tried not to, i was thinking that in the second set, and lost it, after i was down 1-4, and came back, i was focusing to hold my serve. I did that, and it went to a tie break.

Q: What happened there? You won only 2 points.

IL: Well, he was serving first, and had 1-0, and then i made DF, and a BH error. That was 0-3, he didn't lose a point on his serve in the TB, he was really serving good. He went to 5-2 and then close it out.

Congrats to Berdych :)

Ivan! :hug:

Allez-Alejo
04-26-2007, 12:53 AM
will there be scores today?

:wavey:

vianzfzf
04-26-2007, 01:16 AM
wait for it

Allez-Alejo
04-26-2007, 01:56 AM
wait for it

:dog:

ExcaliburII
04-26-2007, 03:00 AM
Sorry for this, I will posts scores in a second.

ExcaliburII
04-26-2007, 03:33 AM
Juan I Chela def Luis Horna 6-0 0-6 7-6 (0)


Rafael Nadal def Flavio Saretta 7-5 1-6 6-2


Hans Podlipnik def Mathieu Montcourt 7-6 (5) 7-5 :eek:

Mario Ancic def Sam Querrey 7-6 (1) 6-4



Thursday OOP
#6 Mikhail Youzhny vs Andy Roddick

Thomas Berdych vs #3 Guillermo Coria


#7 Andrei Pavel vs Richaard Gasquet

Sergio Roitman vs #2 Joachim Johansson


PimPim and Escopeta send points to AlonsoFz, all others send points to me.

Allez-Alejo
04-26-2007, 03:44 AM
thank you...it is much appreciated :worship:

ExcaliburII
04-26-2007, 03:47 AM
:bigwave:

ExcaliburII
04-26-2007, 03:48 AM
Ouch, that hurts.

Ljubicic (on his loss): Berdych played very well at the important points, and he won because of that. Third set was close, but as i said, he played better at the important points.

Q: You had 3-0 lead in the second set, what happened?

IL: I couldn't concentrate, i think i also had 30-40, break point on that 3-0 lead. I didn't convert it, and then i lost my service game.

Q: You played really bad at the beginning of the 3rd set. Was that because he broke your serve for second set?

IL: Yeah, i think so. I was thinking that i might finish the job in 2 sets, but it went in the third, and because of that i didn't start well.

Q: But when you came back, did you think that you'll win?

IL: I tried not to, i was thinking that in the second set, and lost it, after i was down 1-4, and came back, i was focusing to hold my serve. I did that, and it went to a tie break.

Q: What happened there? You won only 2 points.

IL: Well, he was serving first, and had 1-0, and then i made DF, and a BH error. That was 0-3, he didn't lose a point on his serve in the TB, he was really serving good. He went to 5-2 and then close it out.

Congrats to Berdych :)

oh, great interview, thanks for that :wavey: :worship:

vianzfzf
04-26-2007, 04:00 AM
so no double game?

muniu
04-26-2007, 10:49 AM
how much points i have?

ExcaliburII
04-26-2007, 11:10 AM
For Youzhny same as last week.
101

Peta Pan
04-26-2007, 11:31 AM
What are Pavel's points?? Doubles rankings haven't been updated so I can't work them out.

Is there going to be a doubles tournament at all here?

ExcaliburII
04-26-2007, 09:04 PM
No doubles tournament. Sry. Too little entries. :sad:

If two or more teams commit before tonight, the tourney could be run between friday, saturday and sunday.

ExcaliburII
04-26-2007, 09:55 PM
Andy Roddick def Mikhail Youzhny 7-6 (5) 7-6 (0)

Thomas Berdych def Guillermo Coria 1-6 6-4 7-6 (0) :eek:

Richard Gasquet def Andrei Pavel 6-3 6-4 :eek:

ExcaliburII
04-26-2007, 09:56 PM
Thomas Berdych continues with his run being almost a claycourt clown :p

Unpredicatble defeat of Pavel :eek:


PimPim Johansson didnt send points in yet, he was already sent a PM so he sends points to Alonso as quick as he can, if he doesnt send them by tonight it will be a W.O

Fergie
04-26-2007, 10:55 PM
Thomas Berdych continues with his run being almost a claycourt clown :p
Tomas isn't a claycourt clown :ras:

ExcaliburII
04-26-2007, 11:38 PM
Tomas isn't a claycourt clown :ras:

well, he is worst than almost all other players on clay :ras:

Fergie
04-27-2007, 03:46 AM
well, he is worst than almost all other players on clay :ras:

And still wins! :devil: :angel: :devil:

Plastic Bertrand
04-27-2007, 05:10 AM
I have a suggestion, there should be some scratch teams made up, so the doubles can take place.

Interview with Luis Horna

Juan I Chela def Luis Horna 6-0 0-6 7-6

Q: It seemed like a very strange match for the first two sets. What happened in the first set?

Horna : Well, I do not like the early starts for my matches. I like to sleep in, have a few empanadas and then practice. Since, I am professional we have to do some thing you no like at times, no.

Chela is very solid player and would make a very good nightclub doorman, if he wants another job after tennis and he kicked my ass badly.

Q: After the thrashing in the first set, you turned it around in the second set. How did that happen?

Horna: I start my season a bit late with injuries, so after a very good event in Monte Carlo, it is difficult to follow up again the next week, no. I start to realise that I am not playing pelota in the 1st set and concentrate better and was able to bring him forward and take my chance to give back the bagel.

Q: The third set was high quality tennis, but you fell apart in the tiebreaker?

Horna: Chela is not number 1 cause of his looks, he is a very tough player and the fact that he is legally allowed to have some extra help is not good for the game, and definitely was in his favour at the end of the match. Inspite of this, it does not mean I played the big points well, after coming back from 3-5 and 5 match points to get it to the tiebreaker and lose it 7-0 leaves a very empty feeling, no. He is a very good number 1 and this is what we have to try and compete with.

Q: You said Chela has legally allowed help, what do you mean?

Horna: You see this FMTA is a very good game, but there needs to be some of the rules looked at. Every player should have the best possible chance to win and certain players getting bonus points, because where they play and where they are ranked is not good to me. I mean if I beat Chela, why I not getting bonus points, this does not happen.

I think there needs to be a vote among the players about the rules. Like I know when I play on grass, I have virtually no chance of winning, but that is Ok, because I choose clay as my surface.

Like last week with Montcourt he has 115 and I have 115 points and Montcourt wins the match, as he was better in the match and this is what it should be. It’s like if I play on grass with 90 points and someone 111, then I no want bonus points.

Q: Thanks for your time and where do you go next?

Horna: No problem, I want to play doubles with Massa and I am going to watch Barcelona play and I saw Espanyol play last night in the UEFA Cup and they were very good.

Off to Estoril and then we see.

Peta Pan
04-27-2007, 05:26 AM
Thomas Berdych continues with his run being almost a claycourt clown :p

Unpredicatble defeat of Pavel :eek:


PimPim Johansson didnt send points in yet, he was already sent a PM so he sends points to Alonso as quick as he can, if he doesnt send them by tonight it will be a W.O

Pavel really isn't that good a singles player so this wasn't really that unpredictable ;)

Congrats to Berdych, Pavel will go back to the drawing board and take a good hard look at his game during this form slump.

ExcaliburII
04-27-2007, 01:17 PM
Horna seems to be vet ironic, uh ? :haha:

Well if you want to discuss about rules, and suggest changes I invite you to FMTA forum in the section games.

Pavel :sad:


PimPim didnt send points 13 hours later than the deadline :sad:

ExcaliburII
04-27-2007, 01:18 PM
Sergio Roitman def Joachim Johansson W.O

ExcaliburII
04-27-2007, 01:18 PM
Friday OOP

All quarterfinal matches.

ExcaliburII
04-27-2007, 01:34 PM
#1 Juan I Chela vs Bye
Paul Capdeville lost to Luis Horna 6-7 (6) 6-7 (4)

Flavio Saretta defeated James Blake W.O
Rafael Nadal defeated Robin Haase 6-2 0-6 6-3


#4 Mathieu Montcourt vs Bye
Hans Podlipnik defeated Guillermo Cañas 0-6 7-5 6-1

#5 Mario Ancic vs Bye
Gael Monfils lost Sam Querrey W.O



#6 Mikhail Youzhny vs Bye
Alex Bogdanovic lost to Andy Roddick 6-3 4-6 5-7

Thomas Berdych defeated Ivan Ljubicic 3-6 7-5 7-6 (2)
#3 Guillermo Coria vs Bye


#7 Andrei Pavel vs Bye
Richaard Gasquet defeated Edgardo Massa W.O

Sergio Roitman defeated Olivier Rochus 6-3 6-3
#2 Joachim Johansson vs Bye[/QUOTE]




Second Round
#1 Juan I Chela def Luis Horna 6-0 0-6 7-6 (0)
Flavio Saretta lost to Rafael Nadal 5-7 6-1 2-6

#4 Mathieu Montcourt lost to Hans Podlipnik 6-7 (5) 5-7
#5 Mario Ancic def Sam Querrey 7-6 (1) 6-4


#6 Mikhail Youzhny lost to Andy Roddick 6-7 (5) 6-7 (0)
#3 Guillermo Coria lost to Thomas Berdych 6-1 4-6 6-7 (5)

#7 Andrei Pavel lost to Richard Gasquet 3-6 4-6
#2 Joachim Johansson vs Sergio Roitman W.O.


QuarterFinals
Juan I Chela vs Rafael Nadal
Hans Podlipnik vs Mario Ancic

Andy Roddick vs Thomas Berdych
Richard Gasquet vs Escopeta Roitman

ExcaliburII
04-27-2007, 01:35 PM
Gasquet and Roitman send points to AlonsoFZ
All others send points to me.

Action Jackson
04-27-2007, 01:40 PM
The coach Edgardo Massa wishes to issue a statement to the TD.

Yayo Massa was out before his match and after having too many beers, and went to the Gordo club instead of the Godo tennis, therefore having to miss his singles match.

He likes Barcelona as a city, maybe too much :p and wants to apologise for missing his singles match. Yayo did catch up with Saviola, Messi and King Oscar Hernandez.

ExcaliburII
04-27-2007, 01:44 PM
The coach Edgardo Massa wishes to issue a statement to the TD.

Yayo Massa was out before his match and after having too many beers, and went to the Gordo club instead of the Godo tennis, therefore having to miss his singles match.

He likes Barcelona as a city, maybe too much :p and wants to apologise for missing his singles match. Yayo did catch up with Saviola, Messi and King Oscar Hernandez.

The TD accepts the apologise as they understand Yayo wanting to have a beer instead of playing tennis :p

ExcaliburII
04-27-2007, 10:27 PM
I need Gasquet to send points in to AlonsoFz urgently.

marcelwks
04-27-2007, 11:40 PM
I send :p sorry for late but I was grilling :p

ExcaliburII
04-27-2007, 11:45 PM
:wavey:
Ill post results now.

ExcaliburII
04-27-2007, 11:57 PM
Juan I Chela def Rafael Nadal 0-6 6-0 6-4

Hans Podlipnik def Mario Ancic 1-6 7-5 6-3

Andy Roddick def Thomas Berdych 4-6 6-4 7-6 (3)

Richard Gasquet def Sergio "Escopeta" Roitman 6-1 0-6 6-3

ExcaliburII
04-27-2007, 11:58 PM
Saturday OOP
Chela vs Podlipnik
Roddick vs Gasquet


Send points to me.

Allez-Alejo
04-28-2007, 12:24 AM
Press interview with world #1 J.I. Chela following his sixth straight win:

Q: First off, congratulations on another semifinal berth. How have you been preparing for your matches, in which you seem to be in such fine form?

Chela: Well, thank you for your kind words. I have really been following my same physical regiment as always; practicing hard, particularly my return game, with my partner Pim-Pim. You know if I can return him, I can return anyone. I think the difference for me has been my mental game. Early in my career I would check-out of matches after being down, but now I feel I can fight and fight and hopefully grind out a win.

Q: With all this training, it doesn't seem as if you've had much down time.

Chela: You know, I must do what is necessary to be the best. If I want to succeed, I must be prepared for fight in every match. Of course I'd love to have a beer with my countryman Yoyo Massa, but that is what the off season is for, even though it is much short.

Q: How do feel about your next opponent, the youngster Podlipnik?

Chela: Well, he's a very nice player and think you should expect big things from him sooner, not later. You know, we played a tight 3-setter in the semis last week, which came down to a few points at the end. I would expect another close one tomorrow.

Q: Finally, how nice is it for you to be back on the dirt after hardcourts for the first part of the season?

Chela: Obviously for me it is good. You know, I've been doing very good on the clay, but I really feel I can succeed on any surface if I keep in-form.....and lay off the beers. ;) Thanks for the questions, but I have to rest for tomorrow. I hope the fans will continue to support me as they have been doing all year. :worship:

ExcaliburII
04-28-2007, 12:32 AM
Nice interview :rocker2:

I`ll do livescores for tomorrow semifinals about 21 pm GMT. :rocker2:

auspopopen
04-28-2007, 12:50 AM
Hans Podlipnik def Mario Ancic 1-6 7-5 6-3
OMG! H-Pod in his 2nd. straight SF! :eek:

Another SF against Chela? :rolleyes:




VAMOS!

ExcaliburII
04-28-2007, 12:52 AM
If Podlipnik wins against Chelita hell be Top10

ExcaliburII
04-29-2007, 01:27 AM
Hans Podlipnik def Juan I Chela 7-6 (2) 7-5 :eek:

Richard Gasquet def Andy Roddick 6-0 0-6 7-5


Sunday OOP
Podlipnik vs Gasquet

Send points to me.

Alonsofz
04-29-2007, 01:30 AM
Hans Podlipnik def Juan I Chela 7-6 (2) 7-5 :eek:

OMG! Nice run Martín (his manager, and my cousin :p)

Good luck against Richie :p

auspopopen
04-29-2007, 01:32 AM
:eek:!!!

H-Pod's first ATP final!! :eek:

VAMOOOS ! :rocker2:

ExcaliburII
04-29-2007, 10:31 PM
Richard Gasquet def Hans Podlipnik 6-0 0-6 7-6 (0)


Congratulations marcelwks!! :hug:

marcelwks
04-30-2007, 08:22 AM
:woohoo: :woohoo:

Richard Gasquet def Sergio "Escopeta" Roitman 6-1 0-6 6-3
Richard Gasquet def Andy Roddick 6-0 0-6 7-5
Richard Gasquet def Hans Podlipnik 6-0 0-6 7-6 (0)

master of tank in second set :banana: