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Week 20: Zagreb, Croatia [Winner: Christophe Rochus]

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fosilko
05-14-2008, 04:05 PM
well done berlocq

clansman
05-14-2008, 04:17 PM
funny scenes on the match...

Marach was 6:1, *5-2 up and serving for the match...the umpire gave him time violation warning, Marach dropped his serve and when he got onto the chair started do argue with the umpire...he totally fell apart and eventually lost the match....unbelivable :)

Nathaliia
05-14-2008, 04:41 PM
I watched Pere Riba in Wrocław quallies, I have no idea what he did indoors on a very fast hardcourt, but he got trashed :lol:

I had exactly same opinion on Kukushkin, no big shots and no big tactics, but apparently he got some decent scores later on :shrug: seems he has bad days and good days, but Riba is really laughable ;)

Nathaliia
05-14-2008, 04:43 PM
funny scenes on the match...

Marach was 6:1, *5-2 up and serving for the match...the umpire gave him time violation warning, Marach dropped his serve and when he got onto the chair started do argue with the umpire...he totally fell apart and eventually lost the match....unbelivable :)
yeah he's a less crazy version of crazy Dani :rolleyes:

Berlocq :yeah:

Machiavelli
05-14-2008, 05:11 PM
Gremelmayr 6/7,0/0

Genesis
05-14-2008, 05:22 PM
Is there lighting on central court?

Machiavelli
05-14-2008, 05:22 PM
Veic def. Gremelmayr 7/6,1/0 by retirement

Nathaliia
05-14-2008, 05:24 PM
what a big surprise ;)
$$$$$

goran_ivanišević
05-14-2008, 05:25 PM
better something then nothing

CooCooCachoo
05-14-2008, 05:26 PM
yeah he's a less crazy version of crazy Dani :rolleyes:

Berlocq :yeah:

The two are not comparable at all, in my opinion. That Marach is mentally unstable does not mean he goes berserk on court.

Machiavelli
05-14-2008, 05:35 PM
The two are not comparable at all, in my opinion. That Marach is mentally unstable does not mean he goes berserk on court.

I know Koellerer is another level, but Marach was awful against Santos-Gonzalez yesterday, screaming ''Scheisse,Scheisse'' (shit in translation) every two seconds, commenting every single call, blaming the sun, the balls for his UE, a more exeprienced player would have beaten him easily yesterday, but this Gonzalez is just an awful moonballer :o

CooCooCachoo
05-14-2008, 05:36 PM
I have seen Marach quite a few times, also in a losing situation, and I have seen him complain, but never have I seen Köllerer-esque behaviour or anything remotely like it.

Nathaliia
05-14-2008, 05:52 PM
Marach can be really nasty too, but I haven't seen him calling supervisors anytime he dislikes something, pretending someone's cramps or blowing nose in table-cloths at breakfast

goran_ivanišević
05-14-2008, 06:04 PM
Ulihrach B-Eshauer W score??????????

goa guru
05-14-2008, 07:09 PM
Ulihrach B-Eshauer W score??????????

:confused::confused::confused::(

Tom Paulman
05-14-2008, 07:09 PM
:sad: :confused:

clansman
05-14-2008, 07:30 PM
The last I know is that Eschauer won the first set 7:6...

Tom Paulman
05-14-2008, 07:35 PM
Damn, come on Bohdan, losing to Eschauer is not something to be proud of these days.

Nathaliia
05-14-2008, 07:45 PM
Shhh Eschauer has Amersfoort final to defend, he's seeking shape :tape:

goran_ivanišević
05-14-2008, 07:45 PM
:confused::confused::confused::(

WTF????????????????
Am I guilty if I ask for score?

clansman
05-14-2008, 07:52 PM
(6) Werner Echauer (AUT) - Bohdan Ulihrach (CZE) 7:6(4), 4:3 ret.

CooCooCachoo
05-14-2008, 07:54 PM
Argh, Bohdan :hug:

Tom Paulman
05-14-2008, 08:01 PM
Bohdan :sad: Hopefully nothing serious

Franco GF
05-14-2008, 10:38 PM
C´mon Charly Berlocq!! :)

CooCooCachoo
05-15-2008, 07:15 AM
SECOND ROUND:

Antonio Veic CRO [Q] vs. Denis Gremelmayr GER [1] | 7-6 (4) 1-0 Ret.
Pere Riba ESP vs. Mikhail Kukushkin RUS [8] | 7-5 6-3
Christophe Rochus BEL [9] vs. Vjekoslav Skenderovic CRO [Q]
Alberto Brizzi ITA vs. Roko Karanusic CRO [5]

Franco Ferreiro BRA vs. Björn Phau GER
Alex Kuznetsov USA vs. Jiri Vanek CZE [3]
Werner Eschauer AUT [6] vs. Bohdan Ulihrach CZE | 7-6 (4) 4-3 Ret.
Carlos Berlocq ARG [2] vs. Oliver Marach AUT | 1-6 7-5 6-4

CooCooCachoo
05-15-2008, 07:16 AM
DOUBLES | QUARTER FINALS:

Riba & Santos-Gonzalez [ESP] vs. Marach & Mertinak [AUT/SVK, 1] | 6-7 (1) 6-4 10-6
Stakhovsky & Zib [UKR/CZE] vs. Huss & Hutchins [AUS/GBR, 3] | 4-6 7-5 10-7
Dodig & J. Silva [CRO/BRA] vs. Berlocq & Ferreiro [ARG/BRA, 4] | 7-5 2-6 10-3
Skugor & Veic [CRO] vs. Pala & Zovko [CZE/CRO, 2]

CooCooCachoo
05-15-2008, 07:19 AM
:bolt: Marach and Mertinak :rolls:

Karalius
05-15-2008, 01:17 PM
Today results??

D.daTS
05-15-2008, 01:18 PM
Today results??

:spit: :lol:

D.daTS
05-15-2008, 01:19 PM
Stahowsky/Zib :dance:

clansman
05-15-2008, 01:25 PM
Vanek - Kuznetsov 0-1*

D.daTS
05-15-2008, 01:27 PM
pls, Re-break Jirka

clansman
05-15-2008, 01:29 PM
Vanek - Kuznetsov 3-2*
Ferreiro - Phau *3-1

Karalius
05-15-2008, 01:50 PM
Any update?

clansman
05-15-2008, 01:52 PM
Ferreiro 6:1, *1-0
Vanek - Kuznetsov 6:4, *0-0

Karalius
05-15-2008, 02:05 PM
Results now?

Machiavelli
05-15-2008, 02:17 PM
Vanek 6/4,5/2

Ferreiro 6/1,*4/3

Machiavelli
05-15-2008, 02:28 PM
Vanek 6/4,5/4*

Ferreira 6/1,5/5*

abraxas
05-15-2008, 02:32 PM
Vanek 6/4,5/4*

Ferreira 6/1,5/5*

Wayne is back? ;)

clansman
05-15-2008, 02:36 PM
Vanek 6/4,6/5* 30-40*

Ferreiro 6/1,7/5

Huff
05-15-2008, 02:37 PM
Wayne is back? ;)

Yeah, until the next update :p

Machiavelli
05-15-2008, 02:40 PM
Ferreira 6/1,7/5
Vanek 6/4,7/5

clansman
05-15-2008, 02:40 PM
Vanek - Kuznetsov 6:4, 7:5

Huff
05-15-2008, 02:41 PM
Jiri :yeah:

abraxas
05-15-2008, 03:43 PM
any news?
thanks :-)

abraxas
05-15-2008, 03:47 PM
any news?
thanks :-)

http://www.atptennis.com/en/common/TrackIt.asp?file=http://www.atptennis.com/1/posting/2008/588/op.pdf

ROCHUS - SKENDEROVIC not before 5PM, I see... :worship:

Nathaliia
05-15-2008, 04:29 PM
Ferreira :yeah: expected one

v__m
05-15-2008, 04:45 PM
Chris Rochus scores?

GustavoM_Fan
05-15-2008, 04:46 PM
Craplocq score?

Splash
05-15-2008, 04:51 PM
what about rochus&?

Splash
05-15-2008, 05:04 PM
anybody know?

Luka Matic
05-15-2008, 05:19 PM
Rochus - Skenderovic finished, but they don't know the result :tape:

:::Eraser:::
05-15-2008, 05:24 PM
Skendervoic lost :sad::sad:

clansman
05-15-2008, 05:25 PM
last i know was Rochus 6:3, 5-1

Pinta
05-15-2008, 05:25 PM
Skendervoic lost :sad::sad:

score?

v__m
05-15-2008, 05:25 PM
Skendervoic lost :sad::sad:

do you know the score?

Genesis
05-15-2008, 05:25 PM
Probably Christian win easily :)

Splash
05-15-2008, 05:26 PM
Who win?

Splash
05-15-2008, 05:28 PM
thanks men. rohus win in 2 set probably

tt boy
05-15-2008, 05:33 PM
Skendervoic http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg133/ertyrwryw/monsters-inc71.gif

clansman
05-15-2008, 05:42 PM
Rochus d. Skenderovic 6:3, 6:4

Fizz
05-15-2008, 05:42 PM
Rochus - Skenderovic 6/3 6/4

clansman
05-15-2008, 06:08 PM
Karanusic - Brizzi 6:2, 0-0

boky
05-15-2008, 07:02 PM
Karanušić - Brizzi 6:2 6:3

v__m
05-15-2008, 07:04 PM
Karanušić - Brizzi 6:2 6:3

:yeah:

Salum
05-15-2008, 08:57 PM
Ferreiro :)

Blue Heart24
05-15-2008, 10:59 PM
Roko :yeah:

Now,please dont embarrass yourself in front of the home crowd by losing to this little clown Rochus for the third straight time :o :o :o

SonicCRO
05-16-2008, 01:43 AM
Roko :yeah:

Now,please dont embarrass yourself in front of the home crowd by losing to this little clown Rochus for the third straight time :o :o :o

I don't really understand how he can lose last week that easy , in newspaper he sad that he is better in his head this year, that he is not "stupid" eny more and after that he lose easy from choker Rochus , I have feeling that he is better than Rochus but when I see score :eek:

Machiavelli
05-16-2008, 08:01 AM
One more thing regarding the match Eschauer vs. Ulichrach :

Werner won the first set in the tie breaker, in the second the czech was leading 3-0* and was playing some good tennis, and then Eschauer took four in a row to go a break up *4-3 and Ulichrach was so pissed off he just went to the net and quit,said that he could not play anymore; Eschauer was stunned he did not know what was going on, could not understand the retirement because Ulichrach was moving normally; not great sportsmanship by the czech oldie....

Machiavelli
05-16-2008, 08:06 AM
I don't really understand how he can lose last week that easy , in newspaper he sad that he is better in his head this year, that he is not "stupid" eny more and after that he lose easy from choker Rochus , I have feeling that he is better than Rochus but when I see score :eek:

Rochus owns him on clay, he is mentally by far the better player, makes less errors and covers the court much better then Roko, he may not have as powerful shots as Karanusic, but he has a better shot selection and his dropshots are wondeful to watch...


C.Rochus is the favourite of this years tournament for me, as I said the best mover and probably the most intelligent player in this field.

Seb.F
05-16-2008, 09:24 AM
One more thing regarding the match Eschauer vs. Ulichrach :

Werner won the first set in the tie breaker, in the second the czech was leading 3-0* and was playing some good tennis, and then Eschauer took four in a row to go a break up *4-3 and Ulichrach was so pissed off he just went to the net and quit,said that he could not play anymore; Eschauer was stunned he did not know what was going on, could not understand the retirement because Ulichrach was moving normally; not great sportsmanship by the czech oldie....

On Saturday will be the final lap of the Czech soccer league.And Boda is big Slavia supporter,which is 2 points ahead Sparta.Final lap, in the new Eden (Slavia built the stadium for years and opened 2 weeks ago)and big chance for the title after 12 years...

Maybe this is a reason,why he want to be back home,but I don't understand,why he had to retire :rolleyes:

v__m
05-16-2008, 09:42 AM
i think karanusic will win in 3 sets today(for me roko is a wasted talented, i saw him in estoril playing against Gilles Simon and he was leading 5-3 on both sets and lost 5-7 5-7) but i will support Chris again ;)

CooCooCachoo
05-16-2008, 10:19 AM
One more thing regarding the match Eschauer vs. Ulichrach :

Werner won the first set in the tie breaker, in the second the czech was leading 3-0* and was playing some good tennis, and then Eschauer took four in a row to go a break up *4-3 and Ulichrach was so pissed off he just went to the net and quit,said that he could not play anymore; Eschauer was stunned he did not know what was going on, could not understand the retirement because Ulichrach was moving normally; not great sportsmanship by the czech oldie....

Whoa :speakles:

CooCooCachoo
05-16-2008, 10:19 AM
SECOND ROUND:

Antonio Veic CRO [Q] vs. Denis Gremelmayr GER [1] | 7-6 (4) 1-0 Ret.
Pere Riba ESP vs. Mikhail Kukushkin RUS [8] | 7-5 6-3
Christophe Rochus BEL [9] vs. Vjekoslav Skenderovic CRO [Q] | 6-3 6-4
Roko Karanusic CRO [5] vs. Alberto Brizzi ITA | 6-2 6-3

Franco Ferreiro BRA vs. Björn Phau GER | 6-1 7-5
Jiri Vanek CZE [3] vs. Alex Kuznetsov USA | 6-4 7-5
Werner Eschauer AUT [6] vs. Bohdan Ulihrach CZE | 7-6 (4) 4-3 Ret.
Carlos Berlocq ARG [2] vs. Oliver Marach AUT | 1-6 7-5 6-4

CooCooCachoo
05-16-2008, 10:20 AM
:sad: Björn
:sad: Alex

CooCooCachoo
05-16-2008, 10:20 AM
QUARTER FINALS:

Antonio Veic CRO [Q] vs. Pere Riba ESP
Christophe Rochus BEL [9] vs. Roko Karanusic CRO [5]
Franco Ferreiro BRA vs. Jiri Vanek CZE [3]
Werner Eschauer AUT [6] vs. Carlos Berlocq ARG [2]

CooCooCachoo
05-16-2008, 10:21 AM
DOUBLES | QUARTER FINALS:

Riba & Santos-Gonzalez [ESP] vs. Marach & Mertinak [AUT/SVK, 1] | 6-7 (1) 6-4 10-6
Stakhovsky & Zib [UKR/CZE] vs. Huss & Hutchins [AUS/GBR, 3] | 4-6 7-5 10-7
Dodig & J. Silva [CRO/BRA] vs. Berlocq & Ferreiro [ARG/BRA, 4] | 7-5 2-6 10-3
Skugor & Veic [CRO] vs. Pala & Zovko [CZE/CRO, 2] | 4-6 6-3 10-7

CooCooCachoo
05-16-2008, 10:21 AM
DOUBLES | SEMI FINALS:

Stakhovsky & Zib [UKR/CZE] beat Riba & Santos-Gonzalez [ESP] | 6-2 6-4
Dodig & J. Silva [CRO/BRA] vs. Skugor & Veic [CRO]

Nathaliia
05-16-2008, 10:51 AM
Bohdan :silly: I haven't seen him like this...

v__m
05-16-2008, 10:56 AM
Bohdan :silly: I haven't seen him like this...

Bohdan schould open a bookie:rolleyes::angel:

mvtop7
05-16-2008, 11:01 AM
Eschauer - Berlocq score please ?

Machiavelli
05-16-2008, 11:46 AM
Eschauer - Berlocq score please ?
You will have to wait untill 2 p.m when the match starts

clansman
05-16-2008, 01:27 PM
Ferreiro - Vanek 3-1
Berlocq - Eschauer 2-1*

Salum
05-16-2008, 01:32 PM
Link to live score, please.

clansman
05-16-2008, 01:37 PM
Ferreiro - Vanek 4-3*....very good match
Berlocq - Eschauer 3-2*...eschauer had numerous break points

best better
05-16-2008, 01:49 PM
Update scores please

clansman
05-16-2008, 01:53 PM
Ferreiro - Vanek 4:6, *0-0...ferreiro was 4-1* up...
Berlocq - Eschauer 4-3*

best better
05-16-2008, 01:56 PM
Vamos Carlos Berlocq

CooCooCachoo
05-16-2008, 01:58 PM
Go Jiri :banana:

clansman
05-16-2008, 02:05 PM
Ferreiro - Vanek 4:6, 4-1*
Berlocq - Eschauer 6:4, *0-0

Salum
05-16-2008, 02:07 PM
Go Ferreiro!!!

Damian
05-16-2008, 02:08 PM
I hope that Riba will win today :rocker::music::rocker2::bounce:

clansman
05-16-2008, 02:11 PM
edit:

Ferreiro - Vanek 4:6, 3-2*
Berlocq - Eschauer 6:4, *0-0

clansman
05-16-2008, 02:14 PM
Ferreiro - Vanek 4:6, *3-3
Berlocq - Eschauer 6:4, 1-0*

clansman
05-16-2008, 02:22 PM
Ferreiro - Vanek 4:6, *5-3
Berlocq - Eschauer 6:4, *1-1

clansman
05-16-2008, 02:30 PM
Ferreiro - Vanek 4:6, 5-4*...good match
Berlocq - Eschauer 6:4, *3-1...no problem for Berlocq

clansman
05-16-2008, 02:36 PM
Berlocq - Eschauer 6:4, 4-1*

CooCooCachoo
05-16-2008, 02:37 PM
Berlocq :yawn: He is so boring to watch.

clansman
05-16-2008, 02:38 PM
Ferreiro - Vanek 4:6, 6:4, *0-0
Berlocq - Eschauer 6:4, *4-2

v__m
05-16-2008, 02:39 PM
Ferreiro - Vanek 4:6, 5-4*...good match
Berlocq - Eschauer 6:4, *3-1...no problem for Berlocq

thnaks for the infos m8 :yeah:

clansman
05-16-2008, 02:41 PM
Ferreiro uses his forehand very much, which is brutal, but Vanek is playing very intelligent and is very patient...my friends told me that Vanek was infront all the time, but things starting to change now...but it's a very good tennis match

berlocq having absolutely no problems with Eschauer at the moment

clansman
05-16-2008, 02:50 PM
Ferreiro - Vanek 4:6, 6:4, *2-0
Berlocq - Eschauer 6:4, 6:2

Salum
05-16-2008, 02:53 PM
Go Ferreiro. Great chance now!

clansman
05-16-2008, 03:02 PM
Ferreiro - Vanek 4:6, 6:4, *4-2

Juan80
05-16-2008, 03:30 PM
ferreiro won

Damian
05-16-2008, 03:36 PM
juan link?

Damian
05-16-2008, 03:42 PM
Has Riba just started?

Machiavelli
05-16-2008, 03:43 PM
I am just from the courts:

Berlocq def. Eschauer 6/4,6/2

- untill 4-4* Eschauer had 12 break points which he was not able to convert, and he was holding his service games easily, then at *4-5 he made a DF and missed two easy smashes and it was over, he just gave up in the second, Berlocq is probably the most boring and awful tennisplayer i have ever watched, he did not force Eschauer to make UE, Eschauer just missed the easiest shots by himself, this was not even on the futures level today, pure amaterism, just awful to watch.

Ferreira def. Vanek 4/6,6/4,6/3

- Franco was up 4-1* at the beginning, played very smart, he was stretching Vanek form one side to the other and then i do not know why he suddenly started to go for winners, and produced error after error; in the second set he was up a break *3-1, but immediate rebreak, then again he served for the set at *5-3 had *40-15 but still got broken, and then he broke again for the set, an early break in the third and the match was over.

Franco is by far the better player then Berlocq, and hopefully he sticks to his gameplan tommorow and plays smart, then it should be an easy win for him against Berlocq.

dabic
05-16-2008, 03:44 PM
Here you go dude:

http://www.zagrebopen.hr

go to resoults 2008 and you will se it!

Juan80
05-16-2008, 03:46 PM
don-t have link, a friend told me result

Damian
05-16-2008, 03:48 PM
dabic i saw this result earlier you write this poor post!!! :o

dabic
05-16-2008, 03:58 PM
Sorry for traying to help... :cuckoo:
Maybe I was writing mine when his camed!

Machiavelli
05-16-2008, 03:59 PM
Veic 2-2* *30-30

Machiavelli
05-16-2008, 04:09 PM
Veic *3-4 *15-30

Damian
05-16-2008, 04:10 PM
sorry dabic for my fault I so late translate word "dude" i thought that you want to offend me :D

Damian
05-16-2008, 04:17 PM
come on Riba - Machiavelli how score now?

dabic
05-16-2008, 04:17 PM
I didnt mean to ofend you just traying to help, it all ok! :yeah:

If Riba wins it will all more better... :drink:

Damian
05-16-2008, 04:20 PM
:) - come on Pere

Machiavelli
05-16-2008, 04:21 PM
Veic 5-5*


Riba was serving for the set at *5-3, veic saved some set points

Nathaliia
05-16-2008, 04:22 PM
Franco, never in doubt :yeah:

thanks for updates dudes

Damian
05-16-2008, 04:24 PM
uuu Riba what a choke from him :o

Damian
05-16-2008, 04:31 PM
any updates Machiavelli?

Machiavelli
05-16-2008, 04:34 PM
Veic 5/7,0/0* *15/30

the croatian youngster choked big time at *5-6

dabic
05-16-2008, 04:36 PM
Nice :clap2: it seams pressure got to him...

Machiavelli
05-16-2008, 04:47 PM
Veic 5/7,*2/1 he has great support from the crowd, Riba is nervous, started to make DF, and if Veic can keep his serve this might turn....

Damian
05-16-2008, 04:53 PM
Riba,Riba... :/

Machiavelli
05-16-2008, 04:58 PM
Veic 5/7,4/2* *15-0

croat123
05-16-2008, 04:59 PM
ajmo toni...keep fighting

Damian
05-16-2008, 04:59 PM
Riba come on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

goran_ivanišević
05-16-2008, 05:02 PM
Go VEJA GOGOGOGOGO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

--Aussie--
05-16-2008, 05:04 PM
Ajmo Antonio...Fight...;)

Ines307
05-16-2008, 05:07 PM
cmon antonio!!!!!

Machiavelli
05-16-2008, 05:15 PM
Veic 5/7,6/4,0/0*

goran_ivanišević
05-16-2008, 05:16 PM
Antonio can win this

Nathaliia
05-16-2008, 05:18 PM
Sure he can, I haven't seen him, but Riba sux

Machiavelli
05-16-2008, 05:21 PM
Veic is not a typical croatian player, he plays a typical claycourt game, like the spaniards for example, he runs very fast, his court coverage and his forhand are great, his serve is his biggest weakness, from what I have seen this week, he is by far the more talented player then Pere-Riba, but it will be a close one untill the end.

Machiavelli
05-16-2008, 05:24 PM
Veic 5/7,6/4,*0/1 *40-40

Veic allready saved 4 break points in his opening game in the third set

Damian
05-16-2008, 05:25 PM
how score in 2 nd set?

Damian
05-16-2008, 05:26 PM
come no Pere break croatian

Metafizicar
05-16-2008, 05:28 PM
Pere Riba is the greatest basketball player in the whole wide world.:wavey:

Damian
05-16-2008, 05:28 PM
1-1 or break for Riba?

Machiavelli
05-16-2008, 05:31 PM
Veic 5/7,6/4,*2/1

the momentum has switched totally after he saved those break points, can not imagine that Riba can pull this one back...

goran_ivanišević
05-16-2008, 05:33 PM
Pere Riba is the greatest basketball player in the whole wide world.:wavey:

O is he?

Damian
05-16-2008, 05:34 PM
fucking slut Riba

Damian
05-16-2008, 05:34 PM
go home stupid crap

goran_ivanišević
05-16-2008, 05:34 PM
Bravo Antonio...just take some serve lessons from Goran and u will be complete player

Metafizicar
05-16-2008, 05:37 PM
Antonio Veic will never be a good player.

dabic
05-16-2008, 05:40 PM
Great job Antonio, to bad for me :tears: I will lose some cash but it will be nice for the tourniment if he goes to semis...

Damian
05-16-2008, 05:40 PM
come on Pere Riba :o

Damian
05-16-2008, 05:41 PM
score?

Machiavelli
05-16-2008, 05:43 PM
Veic 5/7,6/4,3-1*

Damian
05-16-2008, 05:44 PM
fuckerrrr

Damian
05-16-2008, 05:45 PM
no chance for poor spanish

Salum
05-16-2008, 05:45 PM
Ferreiro :worship:

Damian
05-16-2008, 05:47 PM
it will be next break for Veic i am sure

Machiavelli
05-16-2008, 05:48 PM
Ferreiro :worship:

nice attitude on the court, never stopped fighting, he seems a solid player, I wonder why he did not achieve a lot in his career so far :worship:

Damian
05-16-2008, 05:49 PM
please next update :)

Machiavelli
05-16-2008, 05:53 PM
Veic 5/7,6/4,*3-2

far from over this one

Damian
05-16-2008, 05:53 PM
Machiavelli has riba any chance?

Machiavelli
05-16-2008, 05:56 PM
almost every game goes to deuce, very tensed match, this is for sure the match of their careers...

Machiavelli
05-16-2008, 06:05 PM
Veic 5/7,6/4,*4/3 *40-40 saved a break point in this game allready

Machiavelli
05-16-2008, 06:15 PM
Veic 5/7,6/4,*5/4 *30-30

Veic had 2 match points at 5/3*

dabic
05-16-2008, 06:17 PM
Machiavelli is it over or?

edit- sorry didt see you just wrote it...

Machiavelli
05-16-2008, 06:18 PM
Veic 5/7,6/4,*5/5

he choked totally

dabic
05-16-2008, 06:22 PM
What a match...

Machiavelli
05-16-2008, 06:22 PM
Veic 5/7,6/4,*5/6

Machiavelli
05-16-2008, 06:30 PM
GSM Pere-Riba 7/5,4/6,7/5

a big choke from Veic in the end, Pere-Riba has no chance tommorow no matter who he plays.

Matthias13
05-16-2008, 06:32 PM
Now Rochus will play, right ? Hope you can keep us up to date with that match too Machiavelli :) Thanks in advance !

Machiavelli
05-16-2008, 06:34 PM
I won't be here for the Rochus match, sorry guys..

But maybe some of my colleagues will be able to post the result from time to time...

dabic
05-16-2008, 06:34 PM
To bad for Veic with this kind of play he wont reach far in his career...
Riba I will never evvveeeer bet on you again...

Big thanks Machiavelli on those livescores!!!

SonicCRO
05-16-2008, 07:15 PM
Karanusic just started

Blue Heart24
05-16-2008, 07:17 PM
You there Sonic?
Can you update every game?

CoolMarker
05-16-2008, 07:18 PM
no stream for Roko ?

clansman
05-16-2008, 07:37 PM
Riba - Veic was the match of the tournament so far.

Veic was always in front with his game, and he lost the first set really silly...some crucial errors gave Riba the opening set. but Veic never gave up, the crowd was behind him, he's a really fired-up player, cheers himself one every point, some Rafa-like reactions when he hits some winners and that fired the crowd up also. He played very good second set and when he broke Riba in the very first game of the third i thought he'll win it...held his serve throughout the set with some minor problems. Riba is a terrible player from my point ov view...absolutely no game plan, waiting for his opponent to miss something, no attack, really, really bad...he totally fell apart in the third set. Veic was 5-3*, 40-15* up and then he choked (what he said on the press conference after the match)...his hand got shorter, he pulled back and riba hit probably the only winner of the 3rd set to save the girst MP and got out of the trouble with a serve winner...and then it was so obvious that veic will lose the match...he was *30-0 up at *5-4 and pulled back again and choked and it was all over...but a huge, huge experience for a very talented croatian player. he has a good coach Goran Prpic, believes in himself and if he improves his serve (which is really bad) he could be a great claycourt player
it sounds really unfair, but Riba didn't deserve this one, he was soooo lucky.

v__m
05-16-2008, 07:49 PM
Riba - Veic was the match of the tournament so far.

Veic was always in front with his game, and he lost the first set really silly...some crucial errors gave Riba the opening set. but Veic never gave up, the crowd was behind him, he's a really fired-up player, cheers himself one every point, some Rafa-like reactions when he hits some winners and that fired the crowd up also. He played very good second set and when he broke Riba in the very first game of the third i thought he'll win it...held his serve throughout the set with some minor problems. Riba is a terrible player from my point ov view...absolutely no game plan, waiting for his opponent to miss something, no attack, really, really bad...he totally fell apart in the third set. Veic was 5-3*, 40-15* up and then he choked (what he said on the press conference after the match)...his hand got shorter, he pulled back and riba hit probably the only winner of the 3rd set to save the girst MP and got out of the trouble with a serve winner...and then it was so obvious that veic will lose the match...he was *30-0 up at *5-4 and pulled back again and choked and it was all over...but a huge, huge experience for a very talented croatian player. he has a good coach Goran Prpic, believes in himself and if he improves his serve (which is really bad) he could be a great claycourt player
it sounds really unfair, but Riba didn't deserve this one, he was soooo lucky.

:eek:

dabic
05-16-2008, 07:50 PM
Rochus - Karanusic 6-1 2-1...still in play, sorry I dont know who is serving now...

SonicCRO
05-16-2008, 07:52 PM
Rochus Karanusic 1-1 3rd set started

SonicCRO
05-16-2008, 07:53 PM
Rochus - Karanusic 6-1 2-1...still in play, sorry I dont know who is serving now...

I just call on telephone and woman tell me 1-1 in sets :eek:

v__m
05-16-2008, 07:56 PM
i think karanusic will win in 3 sets today(for me roko is a wasted talented, i saw him in estoril playing against Gilles Simon and he was leading 5-3 on both sets and lost 5-7 5-7) but i will support Chris again ;)

3rd set just started:eek:

dabic
05-16-2008, 07:56 PM
I just call on telephone and woman tell me 1-1 in sets :eek:

:eek:

Score that I posted was not live at the moment, I have no new infos now...
I will report soon...

skapunk
05-16-2008, 08:02 PM
if the match startet at 8:15 pm how in 8:50 pm can they play third set? Maybe 6-1 0-6 but even that is too quick :-)

dabic
05-16-2008, 08:05 PM
Rochus - Karanusic 6-1 4-6...third set in on...

skapunk
05-16-2008, 08:06 PM
Rochus - Karanusic 6-1 4-6...third set in on...

:eek:

croat123
05-16-2008, 08:06 PM
ajmo roko...you gotta win this...

Matthias13
05-16-2008, 08:09 PM
Come on Chris !!! The match will probably be postponed due to darkness :S

shaggy
05-16-2008, 08:18 PM
don't worry. they have lights.

SonicCRO
05-16-2008, 08:18 PM
6-2 gsm Rochus

croat123
05-16-2008, 08:18 PM
omg roko :fiery:

Matthias13
05-16-2008, 08:23 PM
Yeeha :woohoo: great Christophe !

Deathless Mortal
05-16-2008, 08:51 PM
I was there today.
Watched the first set of Ferreiro-Vanek match, Ferreiro was indeed playing pretty solid, until 4-1 when Vanek started to play some good tennis, the crowd was cheering for Ferreiro what was pissing Vanek off. After that set I went to see some of Eschauer-Berlocq match. Eschauer was really nervous, pissed off by Berlocq needing so much time to get in play. Was also fighting with the umpire because of it. He was also very annoyed with the crowd cheer for Berlocq saying "bravo" when Werner hit an unforced error. Didn't like that match and went back to Ferreiro-Vanek when the third set was starting. When I was getting on the stand Skugor accidentally hit me :lol: He apologized :p
Third set was in total control of Ferreiro, Vanek had some chances to come back later but he didn't. At one moment Ferreiro stepped back and hit a ballboy, he lost that point and the umpire asked the kid if Ferreiro stepped on him, and the kid said yes. The umpire said to Ferreiro "be careful with the kids" and he just rolleyed to that, and lost the next point and said to the umpire "don't speak to me" :o A few guys were pissed off by that attitude, he should've apologized even though it wasn't on purpose in my opinion. Veic-Riba was a pretty interesting match although the quality wasn't the best, as expected. Antonio played a good match except for that end, when he choked badly, he lacks experience, it's obvious. Serving for the match he got from 30-0 to 30-40 and smashed the racket to the ground, he should keep his head cool in those moments. The choke was pretty bad considering he had 2 MPs and 30-0 serving for the match. I watched the Karanusic-Rochus match only till 3-0 for Rochus, and then had to leave, too bad he lost.

dabic
05-16-2008, 08:53 PM
Yes Rochus won 6-1 4-6 6-2, it seams Oliver got a little rest in the second and got back in third better then ever...

1/2 draw:
F. FERREIRO - C. BERLOCQ [2]
P. RIBA - C. ROCHUS [9]

Blue Heart24
05-16-2008, 09:09 PM
Roko :o :o

What a loser.

SonicCRO
05-16-2008, 09:13 PM
i think it's clear final, Rochus - Berloq

v__m
05-16-2008, 09:17 PM
good win to Chris!!!


craploq show how bad he is as person(hope you lose next round!)


very good reports from Deathless Mortal:yeah:

rrfnpump
05-16-2008, 09:21 PM
Christophe :dance:
yet another decent tournament!

Franco GF
05-16-2008, 11:14 PM
C´mon Charly Berlocq !! :)

Jhoni22
05-17-2008, 05:11 AM
GO GO GO CHARLY :worship:


http://charlyberlocq.wordpress.com/

Machiavelli
05-17-2008, 07:23 AM
i think it's clear final, Rochus - Berloq
I would rather say Ferreiro - Rochus...

I have watched Berlocq now a couple of times, and i still do not understand how he got so far wit such a game, just awful to watch, bad technique, just pure moonballing, if he hits 5 winners in a mtach that is a blessing for the spectators, he just tries to get his opponent nervous, plays his little games on the court, complains ont this and on that, glad we did not have to pay for entrance this week, watching him is a waste of time and money......



the crowd was cheering for Ferreiro what was pissing Vanek off
:devil:

Franco all the way :worship:

v__m
05-17-2008, 09:02 AM
i hope craplocq loses but h2h aganist Ferreiro is 3-0 :scratch: to craplocq

Machiavelli
05-17-2008, 09:11 AM
i hope craplocq loses but h2h aganist Ferreiro is 3-0 :scratch: to craplocq


Yeah i saw that :eek:, but hopefully Ferreiro plays smart today and he does not go for his forhand winners too much, if he stretches Berlocq form one side to the other like he did Vanek he should prevail today; but if he looses his mind and starts hitting every forhand in Tursunov style he is going down like the Titanic...

Action Jackson
05-17-2008, 09:15 AM
Berlocq has actually improved quite a bit, yes I found it hard to believe. He can hit backhand down the line winners now.

Good luck to Riba, finally he might be able to come through. I heard a lot about him when he was 14 and how good he was then, but that counts for shit against the big boys.

v__m
05-17-2008, 09:16 AM
Yeah i saw that :eek:, but hopefully Ferreiro plays smart today and he does not go for his forhand winners too much, if he stretches Berlocq form one side to the other like he did Vanek he should prevail today; but if he looses his mind and starts hitting every forhand in Tursunov style he is going down like the Titanic...

and craploq had very lucky aganist out-form Marach, brazilian player shows more consistency along the week and deserves to go the Final:yeah:

CooCooCachoo
05-17-2008, 09:21 AM
QUARTER FINALS:

Pere Riba ESP vs. Antonio Veic CRO [Q] | 7-5 4-6 7-5
Christophe Rochus BEL [9] vs. Roko Karanusic CRO [5] | 6-1 4-6 6-2
Franco Ferreiro BRA vs. Jiri Vanek CZE [3] | 4-6 6-4 6-3
Carlos Berlocq ARG [2] vs. Werner Eschauer AUT [6] | 6-4 6-2

CooCooCachoo
05-17-2008, 09:21 AM
:( Jiri

CooCooCachoo
05-17-2008, 09:21 AM
DOUBLES | SEMI FINALS:

Stakhovsky & Zib [UKR/CZE] beat Riba & Santos-Gonzalez [ESP] | 6-2 6-4
Dodig & J. Silva [CRO/BRA] beat Skugor & Veic [CRO] | 7-6 (8) 6-4

DOUBLES | FINAL:

Stakhovsky & Zib [UKR/CZE] vs. Dodig & J. Silva [CRO/BRA]

CooCooCachoo
05-17-2008, 09:21 AM
SEMI FINALS:

Pere Riba ESP vs. Christophe Rochus BEL [9]
Franco Ferreiro BRA vs. Carlos Berlocq ARG [2]

CooCooCachoo
05-17-2008, 09:22 AM
Go Ivan in doubles :rocker:

Machiavelli
05-17-2008, 09:24 AM
Berlocq has actually improved quite a bit, yes I found it hard to believe. He can hit backhand down the line winners now.
You are right, his bekhand has improved, he hit two bekhand winners against Eschauer and one against Marach :rolleyes:, he had a very easy draw, playing Mektic and the two austrians, if i had not seen the match between him and Werner with my own eyes i would have not believed it, that was such a poor level of tennis, people were laughing in the stands, i have never experienced something like that


Good luck to Riba, finally he might be able to come through. I heard a lot about him when he was 14 and how good he was then, but that counts for shit against the big boys.

C.Rochus is too consistent for this guys, Roko behaved like a little prick yesterday, smashing his racquet several times, argueing with the umpire and even with some fans, at the end the people were chearing for Rochus :worship:

CooCooCachoo
05-17-2008, 09:33 AM
Whoa, Roko antagonizing the homecrowd.

Thanks Machiavelli :yeah:

Deathless Mortal
05-17-2008, 12:14 PM
:devil:

Franco all the way :worship:

Were you cheering for Ferreiro? There was one pretty loud guy in Brasil shirt, was that you? :p

Machiavelli
05-17-2008, 01:00 PM
Were you cheering for Ferreiro? There was one pretty loud guy in Brasil shirt, was that you? :p
no i was not wearing a brazilian shirt, but some guy near me did, and the umpire warned us that we will have to leave the court if we continue with ou support; but we actually were not teasing Vanek, just supporting Franco after every good point he won, a bit loud and annoying of course :devil:....

Nathaliia
05-17-2008, 01:01 PM
I personally find it funny Stakhovsky and Zib reached the doubles final.

Machiavelli
05-17-2008, 01:05 PM
I personally find it funny Stakhovsky and Zib reached the doubles final.

I do not understand how Ivan Dodig and Julio Silva were paired together, strange dubles team :confused:

Caio_Brasil
05-17-2008, 01:41 PM
Vamos Franco in semis and Julinho in doubles final :)

thanks for supporting Franco Croatian friends :worship:

Kepasa
05-17-2008, 02:03 PM
is any livescore of semis?

Damian
05-17-2008, 02:14 PM
Machiavelli are you here? :)

clansman
05-17-2008, 02:28 PM
Rochus - Riba 3-2*

clansman
05-17-2008, 02:29 PM
the match is live on croatian television

v__m
05-17-2008, 02:31 PM
Rochus - Riba 3-2*

cheers m8


there is any problem you keep updating ?!:wavey:

Genesis
05-17-2008, 02:31 PM
What is the name of the TV? maybe we can watch it on the internet?

Marl
05-17-2008, 02:32 PM
will be updating,don't worry

Marl
05-17-2008, 02:33 PM
What is the name of the TV? maybe we can watch it on the internet?

HRT 2

Hrvatska Radio Televizija or in english Croatian Radio Television
doubt it you can watch it on the net

v__m
05-17-2008, 02:33 PM
will be updating,don't worry

:yeah:

clansman
05-17-2008, 02:34 PM
Rochus - Riba *3-3

Riba saved 2 bp's

Marl
05-17-2008, 02:34 PM
3-3

clansman
05-17-2008, 02:38 PM
Rochus - Riba 4-3*

Marl
05-17-2008, 02:38 PM
Rochus 4-3*

dabic
05-17-2008, 02:38 PM
By the looks now Rochus is to smart for Riba and it's a just matter of time he breaks, Riba is hitting some lucky shots... 4-3 Rochus

clansman
05-17-2008, 02:42 PM
BP rochus...

saved

clansman
05-17-2008, 02:45 PM
Rochus - Riba *5-3

v__m
05-17-2008, 02:46 PM
Rochus - Riba *5-3

:yeah:

Drikke
05-17-2008, 02:48 PM
http://www.tvchannelsfree.com/watch/4113/HRT2-Croatia.html

live stream

Damian
05-17-2008, 02:48 PM
come on Christophe

dijus
05-17-2008, 02:49 PM
thx for updates

dabic
05-17-2008, 02:49 PM
Riba difensive style of play is leading nowhere, it will be a suprise if Oliver dosent take this in straight sets...6:3...Rochus

clansman
05-17-2008, 02:49 PM
Rochus - Riba 6:3, *0-0

Riba is terrible

v__m
05-17-2008, 02:50 PM
Rochus - Riba 6:3, *0-0

Riba is terrible

:yeah:

Matthias13
05-17-2008, 02:51 PM
http://www.tvchannelsfree.com/watch/4113/HRT2-Croatia.html

live stream

Thanks for the link :yeah: I hope they will broadcast the final tomorrow as well :) Likely that Chris will make it :yeah:

Drikke
05-17-2008, 02:51 PM
It's Christophe, not Oliver

dijus
05-17-2008, 02:52 PM
keep up updating, Croats :D

clansman
05-17-2008, 02:52 PM
http://www.tvchannelsfree.com/watch/4113/HRT2-Croatia.html

live stream

delay about minute or two...

Nathaliia
05-17-2008, 02:52 PM
Riba difensive style of play is leading nowhere, it will be a suprise if Oliver dosent take this in straight sets...6:3...Rochus
Christophe :p

clansman
05-17-2008, 02:53 PM
Rochus - Riba 6:3, *0-1

dabic
05-17-2008, 02:56 PM
Christophe :p

Sorry :o

clansman
05-17-2008, 02:56 PM
Rochus - Riba 6:3, 1-1*

v__m
05-17-2008, 03:04 PM
Rochus - Riba 6:3, 1-1*

any news?

Marl
05-17-2008, 03:05 PM
6-3,2-2*

v__m
05-17-2008, 03:06 PM
6-3,2-2*

:yeah:

dabic
05-17-2008, 03:10 PM
6-3,*2-3

Deathless Mortal
05-17-2008, 03:10 PM
3-6 3-2 and Riba is not terrible at all, he played some very good points.