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Lucky Loser Navarro Pastor the Valencian specialist def Korolev 6-3 6-1

Action Jackson
04-13-2007, 12:16 PM
Yes, this could be said to be a clear victory for Navarro Pastor the serve/volleyer who makes his 2nd ATP semi at the same place where he made his 1st one.

Roitman failed to finish the job yesterday, but Navarro didn't.

Malul
04-13-2007, 12:17 PM
seriously,is he a s/v player?=)

jazar
04-13-2007, 12:23 PM
dammit, i was so close to picking navarro pastor in PAW

Deivid23
04-13-2007, 12:32 PM
Good job, Iván, I don´t like him as a player but he´s absolutely making the best out of his abilities this week. I wouldn´t be surprised at all if he even manages to win the event

Voo de Mar
04-13-2007, 12:38 PM
:lol: What a guy this Navarro Pastor - 6 of 9 winning ATP matches in career in Valencia.

Mateya
04-13-2007, 12:44 PM
:eek: :confused:
Lucky losser in the SF, OMG :haha: :cool:

He must love playing in Valencia, I would move there if I were him...

Vamos, beat Starace or this Granollers-Pujol (another x-one :confused: ) and you are in the final :yeah:

Burrow
04-13-2007, 12:48 PM
I think he will have a very difficult job if he comes up against Starace but he's on form.

Fergie
04-13-2007, 01:36 PM
:eek:

Alvarillo
04-13-2007, 01:44 PM
Iván!!!!!!
amazing 2 years ago, i've been lineman in a lot of his matches and is always a pleasure, serve and volley on clay always, it's different and funny to wacth him!
he will be close to the Top-100 next week, his best ranking ever!
Congrats and keep your momentum!

LaTenista
04-13-2007, 02:40 PM
He's going to win the event since Ferrer had to withdrawl. :p

Adler
04-13-2007, 02:46 PM
And this tournament is worth the same amount of points as Sydney... come on

Voo de Mar
04-13-2007, 02:49 PM
This year main draw in Valencia looks pretty badly :(

SwissMister1
04-13-2007, 05:14 PM
Only time I ever saw Navarro was at Wimbledon, he looked comfortable there. Too bad for Evgeny.

CooCooCachoo
04-13-2007, 05:22 PM
seriously,is he a s/v player?=)

Yes. He has his best results on clay, but it's not a surface that fits his game.

Ivan :banana: Evgueni :(

Deivid23
04-13-2007, 05:31 PM
Yes. He has his best results on clay, but it's not a surface that fits his game.


Wrong imo. It´s obvious he serves very well and he´s an excellent volleyer (the best among Spanish players by far) but I think he´s a weirdo in this concern as he can´t defend shit from behind with his poor groundies on fast surfaces. An ultra slow court like Valencia has is good for him on his return games and gives him a lot of looks on them he wouldn´t get on other conditions.

Burrow
04-13-2007, 07:30 PM
Wrong imo. Itīs obvious he serves very well and heīs an excellent volleyer (the best among Spanish players by far) but I think heīs a weirdo in this concern as he canīt defend shit from behind with his poor groundies on fast surfaces. An ultra slow court like Valencia has is good for him on his return games and gives him a lot of looks on them he wouldnīt get on other conditions.

yes, i think clay is definately his most comfortable surface, he can move pretty well on it too.

ChinoRios4Ever
04-13-2007, 11:40 PM
call him "Mr. Valencia"

only 2 good results in his carrer, 2 SF in Valencia (2005 and 2007)

Action Jackson
04-14-2007, 08:56 AM
Wrong imo. Itīs obvious he serves very well and heīs an excellent volleyer (the best among Spanish players by far) but I think heīs a weirdo in this concern as he canīt defend shit from behind with his poor groundies on fast surfaces. An ultra slow court like Valencia has is good for him on his return games and gives him a lot of looks on them he wouldnīt get on other conditions.

I'd agree that as he does have ordinary groundstrokes, but obviously he moves well for his size around the net, he can usually stay in the point long enough and then move to the net.

Fact is there aren't many people that play like Ivan on clay, and players aren't used to it, so it helps him. He is the Spanish version of Mr.Kremlin Cup, though a slightly inferior version.