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Week 23: Surbiton, Great Britain [Winner: Frank Dancevic]

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CooCooCachoo
04-17-2008, 09:27 PM
Week 23: The Surbiton Trophy [Surbiton]

http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/43023000/jpg/_43023967_tennis_416.jpg


Location: Surbiton, Great Britain
Type: €42.5K
Surface: Grass
Date: June 2 - 8
2007 Champion: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga [FRA].

Tournament website: http://www.lta.org.uk/WatchTennis/Surbiton/

Ranking Points*:


W - 55
F - 38
SF - 24
QF - 13
R16 - 5
R32 - 0
Q - 2
Qualifiers who lose in the first round receive no additional first round points.

* According to http://stevegtennis.com/entrypoints.txt

Entry List:

1. Zverev, Mischa GER 73
2. Young, Donald USA 80
3. Clement, Arnaud FRA 88
4. Ginepri, Robby USA 96
5. Nishikori, Kei JPN 99
6. Anderson, Kevin RSA 100
7. Becker, Benjamin GER 103
8. Kunitsyn, Igor RUS 111
9. Petzschner, Philipp GER 117
10. Muller, Gilles LUX 122
11. Roger-Vasselin, Edouard FRA 125
12. Stakhovsky, Sergiy UKR 130
13. Kukushkin, Mikhail RUS 131
14. Capdeville, Paul CHI 134
15. Jones, Alun AUS 136
16. Bohli, Stephane SUI 142
17. Golubev, Andrey RUS 145
18. Qureshi, Aisam-Ul-Haq PAK 147
19. Chardy, Jeremy FRA 160
20. Smeets, Robert AUS 161
21. Levy, Harel ISR 162
22. Stadler, Simon GER 168
Alternates:

1. Mannarino, Adrian FRA 184
2. Moodie, Wesley RSA 191
3. Elgin, Michail RUS 192
4. Evans, Brendan USA 199
5. Lugassy, Gary FRA 223
6. Sweeting, Ryan USA 224
7. Kamke, Tobias GER 226
8. Chekhov, Pavel RUS 231
9. Kuznetsov, Alex USA 232
10. Jun, Woong-Sun KOR 238
11. Amritraj, Prakash IND 249
12. Vacek, Jan CZE 250
13. Fischer, Martin AUT 253
14. Bogdanovic, Alex GBR 256
15. Sorensen, Louk IRL 260

CooCooCachoo
04-18-2008, 09:53 AM
FIRST QUALIFYING ROUND:

Frank Dancevic CAN [1] vs. Edward Corrie GBR [WC] | 6-4 6-2
Frederik Nielsen DEN vs. Sean Thornley GBR | 3-6 6-4 6-1
Jonathan Marray GBR [WC] vs. Matthew Short GBR [WC] | 6-2 6-2
James May GBR vs. Izak van der Merwe RSA [7] | 3-6 6-4 6-3

Martin Fischer AUT [2] vs. Matthew Ebden AUS | 6-3 6-2
Ken Skupski GBR vs. Igor Sijsling NED | 7-5 7-6 (2)
Clément Reix FRA vs. Matthew Illingworth GBR | 7-6 (7) 6-2
Noam Okun ISR [5] vs. Ty D. Trombetta USA | 6-1 6-1

Prakash Amritraj IND [3] vs. Philipp Oswald AUT | 6-1 4-6 6-4
Richard Bloomfield GBR vs. Jamie Delgado GBR [WC] | 7-6 (5) 6-1
Sergei Bubka Jr. UKR vs. Jonathan Kinsella GBR [WC] | 6-4 3-6 6-3
Rohan Bopanna IND [8] vs. Edward Seator GBR | 6-2 4-6 6-4

Chris Eaton GBR vs. Adam Feeney AUS [4] | 6-3 4-6 6-3
James Ward GBR vs. Brydan Klein AUS | 5-7 7-5 7-6 (5)
Neil Bamford GBR vs. George Coupland GBR [WC] | 6-3 7-6 (4)
Luka Gregorc SLO vs. Thomas Oger FRA [6] | 6-3 3-6 6-3

SECOND QUALIFYING ROUND:

Frank Dancevic CAN [1] vs. Frederik Nielsen DEN
Jonathan Marray GBR [WC] vs. James May GBR
Martin Fischer AUT [2] vs. Ken Skupski GBR
Clément Reix FRA vs. Noam Okun ISR [5]

Prakash Amritraj IND [3] vs. Richard Bloomfield GBR
Sergei Bubka Jr. UKR vs. Rohan Bopanna IND [8]
Chris Eaton GBR vs. James Ward GBR
Neil Bamford GBR vs. Luka Gregorc SLO

CooCooCachoo
04-18-2008, 09:53 AM
FIRST ROUND

Marcos Baghdatis CYP [1/WC] vs. Martin Fischer AUT [LL] | 6-4 6-4
Robert Smeets AUS vs. Paul Capdeville CHI | 4-6 7-6 (2) 7-6 (5)
Alexander Slabinsky GBR [WC] vs. Noam Okun ISR [Q] | 4-6 6-4 6-4
Frank Dancevic CAN [Q] vs. Gilles Muller LUX [7] | 6-2 1-1 Ret.

Arnaud Clément FRA [3] vs. Andrey Golubev RUS | 6-4 7-5
Rohan Bopanna IND [Q] vs. Simon Stadler GER | 7-5 7-6 (5)
Gary Lugassy FRA vs. Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi PAK | 5-7 7-6 (4) 6-3
Edouard Roger-Vasselin FRA [8] vs. Pavel Chekhov RUS | 6-3 7-6 (4)

Kevin Anderson RSA [5] vs. Neil Bamford GBR [Q] | 6-2 6-2
Joshua Goodall GBR [WC] vs. Brendan Evans USA | 6-4 6-1
Alex Kuznetsov USA vs. Ryan Sweeting USA | 3-6 6-4 6-4
Stéphane Bohli SUI vs. Kei Nishikori JPN [4] | 5-1 Ret.

Philipp Petzschner GER [6] vs. Michail Elgin RUS | 6-7 (2) 6-4 6-3
Adrian Mannarino FRA vs. Mikhail Kukushkin RUS | 6-2 6-4
Harel Levy ISR vs. Sergiy Stakhovsky UKR | 6-4 6-4
Alex Bogdanovic GBR [WC] vs. Mischa Zverev GER [2] | 6-2 6-3

SECOND ROUND

Robert Smeets AUS vs. Marcos Baghdatis CYP [1/WC] | Walkover
Frank Dancevic CAN [Q] vs. Alexander Slabinsky GBR [WC] | 6-2 6-1
Arnaud Clément FRA [3] vs. Rohan Bopanna IND [Q] | 6-2 7-5
Edouard Roger-Vasselin FRA [8] vs. Gary Lugassy FRA | 7-5 7-6 (5)

Kevin Anderson RSA [5] vs. Joshua Goodall GBR [WC] | 7-5 6-4
Stéphane Bohli SUI vs. Alex Kuznetsov USA | 6-4 7-6 (4)
Adrian Mannarino FRA vs. Philipp Petzschner GER [6] | 6-3 6-2
Harel Levy ISR vs. Alex Bogdanovic GBR [WC] | 7-5 7-5

QUARTER FINALS

Frank Dancevic CAN [Q] vs. Robert Smeets AUS | 6-4 6-4
Edouard Roger-Vasselin FRA [8] vs. Arnaud Clément FRA [3] | 7-5 6-4
Kevin Anderson RSA [5] vs. Stéphane Bohli SUI | 6-7 (8) 6-4 6-3
Adrian Mannarino FRA vs. Harel Levy ISR | 6-4 6-3

SEMI FINALS

Frank Dancevic CAN [Q] vs. Edouard Roger-Vasselin FRA [8] | 6-4 7-6 (5)
Kevin Anderson RSA [5] vs. Adrian Mannarino FRA | 4-6 6-1 7-6 (5)

FINAL

Frank Dancevic CAN [Q] vs. Kevin Anderson RSA [5]

CooCooCachoo
04-18-2008, 09:53 AM
DOUBLES | FIRST QUALIFYING ROUND

Muller & Nielsen [LUX/DEN, 1] vs. P. Amritraj & Ram | 6-1 6-2
Elgin & Kukushkin [RUS, 2] vs. [I]Eaton & Slabinsky [GBR, WC] | 4-6 7-5 10-8

DOUBLES | FINAL QUALIFYING ROUND

Elgin & Kukushkin [RUS, 2] vs. Muller & Nielsen [LUX/DEN, 1] | 7-6 (4) 7-5

DOUBLES | FIRST ROUND

Bamford & Goodall [GBR, WC] vs. Bopanna & Qureshi [IND/PAK, 1] | Walkover
Bogdanovic & Ward [GBR, WC] vs. Eaton & Slabinsky [GBR, LL] | 6-3 6-4
Levy & Thomas [ISR/USA, 3] vs. Elgin & Kukushkin [RUS, Q] | 6-4 6-4
Bloomfield & Skupski [GBR, WC] vs. Guccione & Van der Merwe [AUS/RSA] | 6-2 2-6 10-6

Feeney & Smeets [AUS] vs. Auckland & Delgado [GBR] | 6-3 7-6 (3)
Golubev & Nishikori [RUS/JPN] vs. Kuznetsov & Zverev [USA/GER, 4] | Walkover
Clément & Roger-Vasselin [FRA] vs. Petzschner & Stadler [GER] | 6-2 7-5
Bubka Jr. & Stakhovsky [UKR] vs. Butorac & Fisher [USA/AUS, 2] | 4-6 6-2 10-5

DOUBLES | QUARTER FINALS

Bogdanovic & Ward [GBR, WC] vs. Bamford & Goodall [GBR, WC] | 6-2 6-7 (6) 10-8
Levy & Thomas [ISR/USA, 3] vs. Bloomfield & Skupski [GBR, WC] | 6-7 (4) 6-4 11-9
Feeney & Smeets [AUS] vs. Golubev & Nishikori [RUS/JPN] | 6-2 6-1
Clément & Roger-Vasselin [FRA] vs. Bubka Jr. & Stakhovsky [UKR] | 6-4 6-3

DOUBLES | SEMI FINALS

Levy & Thomas [ISR/USA, 3] vs. Bogdanovic & Ward [GBR, WC] | 6-3 7-5
Clément & Roger-Vasselin [FRA] vs. Feeney & Smeets [AUS] | 3-6 7-5 10-6

DOUBLES | FINAL

Levy & Thomas [ISR/USA, 3] vs. Clément & Roger-Vasselin [FRA]

Labamba
05-13-2008, 10:56 PM
Surbiton, Great Britain
Date: 6/2/2008 Original Cut Off: 168 Ranking Date: 5/12/2008

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Main Draw

Anderson, Kevin RSA 100
Levy, Harel ISR 162
Becker, Benjamin GER 103
Muller, Gilles LUX 122
Bohli, Stephane SUI 142
Nishikori, Kei JPN 99
Capdeville, Paul CHI 134
Petzschner, Philipp GER 117
Chardy, Jeremy FRA 160
Qureshi, Aisam-Ul-Haq PAK 147
Clement, Arnaud FRA 88
Roger-Vasselin, Edouard FRA 125
Ginepri, Robby USA 96
Smeets, Robert AUS 161
Golubev, Andrey RUS 145
Stadler, Simon GER 168
Jones, Alun AUS 136
Stakhovsky, Sergiy UKR 130
Kukushkin, Mikhail RUS 131
Young, Donald USA 80
Kunitsyn, Igor RUS 111
Zverev, Mischa GER 73

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Alternates
1. Mannarino, Adrian FRA 184
2. Moodie, Wesley RSA 191
3. Elgin, Michail RUS 192
4. Evans, Brendan USA 199
5. Lugassy, Gary FRA 223
6. Sweeting, Ryan USA 224
7. Kamke, Tobias GER 226
8. Chekhov, Pavel RUS 231
9. Kuznetsov, Alex USA 232
10. Jun, Woong-Sun KOR 238
11. Amritraj, Prakash IND 249
12. Vacek, Jan CZE 250
13. Fischer, Martin AUT 253
14. Bogdanovic, Alex GBR 256
15. Sorensen, Louk IRL 260

Nathaliia
05-13-2008, 11:02 PM
good list

I thought Irakli would use PR ranking for this tournament :shrug:

gagm
05-14-2008, 01:43 AM
Entry list

1. Zverev, Mischa GER 73
2. Young, Donald USA 80
3. Clement, Arnaud FRA 88
4. Ginepri, Robby USA 96
5. Nishikori, Kei JPN 99
6. Anderson, Kevin RSA 100
7. Becker, Benjamin GER 103
8. Kunitsyn, Igor RUS 111
9. Petzschner, Philipp GER 117
10. Muller, Gilles LUX 122
11. Roger-Vasselin, Edouard FRA 125
12. Stakhovsky, Sergiy UKR 130
13. Kukushkin, Mikhail RUS 131
14. Capdeville, Paul CHI 134
15. Jones, Alun AUS 136
16. Bohli, Stephane SUI 142
17. Golubev, Andrey RUS 145
18. Qureshi, Aisam-Ul-Haq PAK 147
19. Chardy, Jeremy FRA 160
20. Smeets, Robert AUS 161
21. Levy, Harel ISR 162
22. Stadler, Simon GER 168

Alternates

1. Mannarino, Adrian FRA 184
2. Moodie, Wesley RSA 191
3. Elgin, Michail RUS 192
4. Evans, Brendan USA 199
5. Lugassy, Gary FRA 223
6. Sweeting, Ryan USA 224
7. Kamke, Tobias GER 226
8. Chekhov, Pavel RUS 231
9. Kuznetsov, Alex USA 232
10. Jun, Woong-Sun KOR 238
11. Amritraj, Prakash IND 249
12. Vacek, Jan CZE 250
13. Fischer, Martin AUT 253
14. Bogdanovic, Alex GBR 256
15. Sorensen, Louk IRL 260

GL Paul!!!

CooCooCachoo
05-14-2008, 06:49 AM
:rocker: Doud
:rocker: Jérémy

Good field :cool:

MZverev-Fan
05-14-2008, 05:06 PM
Zverev?

CooCooCachoo
05-14-2008, 05:25 PM
Zverev?

It's a good choice. Surbiton is on grass, which gives Mischa an extra week to prepare, and since he rocks on the surface, it means he can win the event :rocker: Plus we shouldn't expect him to still be in Paris in the second week of RG.

Chip_s_m
05-14-2008, 05:48 PM
I'm surprised Isner isn't playing here. You'd think he would want to get as much points on grass as possible.

Fee
05-14-2008, 06:11 PM
Just a reminder that this is the second week of a slam, so the qualies sign in is SATURDAY, not Friday. :)

GustavoM_Fan
05-14-2008, 07:02 PM
great tournament :worship:

Dupuis2006
05-14-2008, 08:30 PM
I can't believe Dupuis is not on the list. He loves playing on grass.

ImmzB
05-14-2008, 09:19 PM
Come On Qureshi

JeffCandoi
05-21-2008, 07:51 PM
Kevin Anderson :banana:

D.daTS
05-22-2008, 12:12 AM
Without Jo :rolls:

Bang , bang , bang , bang. 4 shots = 1 game :)

CooCooCachoo
05-22-2008, 09:01 AM
Darek :rolls:

Jimnik
05-23-2008, 10:38 PM
Cool, not a bad list.

Young :yeah:
Nishikori :yeah:
Anderson - haven't seen him play yet :yeah:
Golubev :crazy:
Qureshi :yeah:

Even without Roddick playing doubles, I might turn up again this year.

rakam
05-24-2008, 08:36 AM
Ah finally the first grass court event of the year and with many exciting players :p

Come on Aisam show'em who's the master :cool:

v__m
05-24-2008, 10:43 AM
i remenber last year Tsonga playing finals and Qualy in Wimby same day :lol:

ImmzB
05-24-2008, 11:23 AM
Come On Qureshi!!!!

Renaud
05-24-2008, 11:29 AM
i remenber last year Tsonga playing finals and Qualy in Wimby same day :lol:
It was in Queens. :)

ImmzB
05-24-2008, 03:28 PM
I have a feeling that Qureshi will get far here!!

CooCooCachoo
05-24-2008, 05:31 PM
It was in Queens. :)

Yes, it was Mahut who reached the final in Queens and then had to go to Wimbledon qualies shortly thereafter.

v__m
05-24-2008, 06:21 PM
It was in Queens. :)

yes u right:D

Tulipe
05-24-2008, 07:26 PM
Good luck to Alun Jones, although it's maybe useless to wish him good luck now, he's totally out of form... Come on, mate, find yourself on grass!!! :bigclap:

ae wowww
05-24-2008, 09:15 PM
Really hope I get to see Clement play - depends on his success at RG, I guess.

paulbache
05-24-2008, 09:32 PM
It was in Queens. :)

Are you really sure??
Personnally i agree with v__m :D

Nathaliia
05-24-2008, 10:55 PM
Nope, it goes Surbiton - Queens - Nottingham (and Wimbledon quallies) - Wimbledon

:)

ImmzB
05-25-2008, 12:05 AM
Aisam vows to put up good show in French Open

LAHORE: Pakistan’s tennis star,Aisam ul Haq, after failing into top 100 in world wide ranking, is hoping to get a wild card for turning his long standing dream into reality for playing in Beijing Olympics August this year.

“ Unfortunately I could not perform to my expected level in international events in recent months and instead improving my ranking slipped down at 148th after being at 125th in the beginning of this year “,he told APP here on Saturday before his departure to France for taking part in the doubles of French Open Grand Slam tournament.

Aisam will be pairing India’s top tennis star Rohan Bopanna in the doubles and he will be appearing in the doubles only .Aisam skipped his participation in singles to avoid the work load to compete in the qualifying rounds.

“ Some times it happens when things do not happen as per your planning and I am not frustrated with the outcome in recent competitions rather I look into future assignments with renewed zeal and confidence to demonstrated better game “,he said.

He said it is his all time wish to represent Pakistan in Olympic and sadly he could not be in top 100 ranking to play directly and now he hopes that a wild card will help him to feature in the grant sports event.

“ Pakistan Tennis Federation and Pakistan Olympic Association are making joint efforts to get a wild card for me and hopefully a decision will be taken by mid next month “,he said adding “ If I go to Olympics I will be putting my best performance to win a medal “.

Aisam who is enjoying 67th ranking in doubles seemed optimistic when asked how he feels by going down in singles ranking.

“ It is something to learn and I always learn from my defeats and it is way to improve further rather feeling dejected and I am pretty confident to get into 100 in singles by the end of this year “,he said.

Aisam strongly denied fitness problems and said he is regularly featuring in ATP Challengers and he is not facing any such problems.

“ Till November I will be playing non stop tennis in Europe and America and I am in good shape to produce desired results”,he said.

When asked the reasons for not doing good in recent months, he said he is under the coaching of his new Brazilian coach and in most of the matches he could not sustain pressure at crucial moments thus losing the matches reaching quarter finals.

“ Now I am more focused on my game plans and hopefully things will be better when I play in coming tournaments”,he said.

After competing in French Open, Aisam will be playing back to back tennis by appearing in two ATP Challengers in England and Germany followed by participation in the singles qualifying rounds of Wimbledon championship. He will make a direct participation in doubles of Wimbledon.

Then he will fly to America to play ATP tournaments in various parts of America in July returning home for a while to finalise the programme of his participation in other tournaments.

“ By the end of this year I will be playing altogether 15 to 18 tournaments and I am confident to attain the ranking among top 100 which is my prime target besides further improving my doubles ranking to top 50.

Aisam faces uphill task in improving his singles ranking as he would be defending 80 points in the coming months.

Franco GF
05-26-2008, 09:54 PM
Strong young guns here (Zverev, Young, Nishikori, ok Anderson)!! :cool:

protomis
05-27-2008, 09:30 PM
Can Bagdhatis ask for a WC here ?


He mentioned something about challenger next week, without stating which one.

http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/news/interviews/2008-05-26/200805261211805707718.html

Nathaliia
05-28-2008, 09:39 AM
Probably this one since clay isn't his lovely surface and he may want to prepare for Wimby

Mishka Logvi
05-28-2008, 10:01 AM
GL Sergiy!

azza
05-28-2008, 01:56 PM
Why is Sirianni in Furth and not here :kuckoo:

guaripolo
05-28-2008, 09:32 PM
Vamos Paul Capdeville :yippee: :yippee: :banana:

CooCooCachoo
05-29-2008, 08:33 AM
Can Bagdhatis ask for a WC here ?


He mentioned something about challenger next week, without stating which one.

http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/news/interviews/2008-05-26/200805261211805707718.html

Of course he's guaranteed to get one if he wants one. It's also possible he plays Prostejov (they try to attract some big names, usually), but I'd presume he wants to play on grass rather than clay.

CooCooCachoo
05-29-2008, 08:35 AM
Why is Sirianni in Furth and not here :kuckoo:

Good question :shrug: He just needs one withdrawal and he'd be in here :shrug:

chewy
05-29-2008, 01:38 PM
Time to do the lawn. GL Kei, Asiam..hope Jun will try n qualify

frici
05-29-2008, 05:16 PM
Good luck Mannarino!

Alléz Adrian:):):)

Forever-Delayed
05-30-2008, 11:46 AM
Wild Card to Baghdatis

http://www.lta.org.uk/Newsroom/GeneralNews/GeneralNews2008/080530WorldNo18InSurbiton.htm

azza
05-30-2008, 02:43 PM
Good question :shrug: He just needs one withdrawal and he'd be in here :shrug:

and he loves the grass FFS confusing old man he is

ImmzB
05-30-2008, 04:05 PM
The main draw isnt out yet...the Qualifying Draw isnt on the ATP site.

Does any-1 have the Draws??

Forever-Delayed
05-30-2008, 04:33 PM
The main draw isnt out yet...the Qualifying Draw isnt on the ATP site.

Does any-1 have the Draws??

Quali sign-in ends at 9pm on Saturday, so we won't get the draws until late on Saturday night.

WC's go to Baghdatis, Bogdanovic, Goodall and Slabinsky

ImmzB
05-30-2008, 06:34 PM
Quali sign-in ends at 9pm on Saturday, so we won't get the draws until late on Saturday night.

WC's go to Baghdatis, Bogdanovic, Goodall and Slabinsky

Yh my fault, I thought it was Saturday 2-day!!

Thats why i was saying why isnt the Qualifying Draw out yet!!

My bad

Renaud
05-30-2008, 08:34 PM
I have the feeling Chardy won't play here. :p

Lee
05-31-2008, 12:39 AM
Frank Dancevic will play qualifying here.

Haile Selassie
05-31-2008, 01:01 AM
Not wildcard for Brenda :bolt:
She won it last year!

frici
05-31-2008, 09:19 AM
Q Draw?

frici
05-31-2008, 09:20 AM
Livescore?

ImmzB
05-31-2008, 03:44 PM
The Qualifying Draw Should Be Out By Now!!

CooCooCachoo
05-31-2008, 04:15 PM
The Qualifying Draw Should Be Out By Now!!

Uhm, is it 9 PM already?

ImmzB
05-31-2008, 04:38 PM
Uhm, is it 9 PM already?

My bad i thought it was 9PM Friday...

StevoTG
05-31-2008, 05:46 PM
Should be a great event again this year :)

lukela85
05-31-2008, 06:35 PM
I'm thinking of popping over to Surrey to watch first round qualies tomorrow. I know the qualy draw isn't out yet but does anyone have names of who's in for qualies?

JMG
05-31-2008, 06:52 PM
My bad i thought it was 9PM Friday...

You were told about it few posts before. :cuckoo:

CooCooCachoo
05-31-2008, 07:26 PM
I'm thinking of popping over to Surrey to watch first round qualies tomorrow. I know the qualy draw isn't out yet but does anyone have names of who's in for qualies?

There no entry list for qualies; it's based on signing up at the venue. In other words, we only find out when the draw is posted.

Forever-Delayed
05-31-2008, 07:28 PM
I'm thinking of popping over to Surrey to watch first round qualies tomorrow. I know the qualy draw isn't out yet but does anyone have names of who's in for qualies?

Basically all the Brits ranked from Bloomfield downwards are likely to show up given that the only one's playing futures this week are the clay court specialists.

ImmzB
05-31-2008, 08:47 PM
You were told about it few posts before. :cuckoo:

Yhh i knoww:devil:

Forever-Delayed
05-31-2008, 09:45 PM
Quali draw :wavey:

http://www.atptennis.com/en/common/TrackIt.asp?file=http://www.atptennis.com/1/posting/2008/720/qs.pdf

lovetheunderdog
05-31-2008, 09:54 PM
wow, very unfortunate that amritraj and bopanna are in the same quarter of the qualies draw. Hopefully somehow both can make it to main draw.

Raul
06-01-2008, 01:19 AM
:eek: Frank Dancevic will play Q :eek:
:eek: Jonathan Marray is back, I though he was.... :eek:

ae wowww
06-01-2008, 04:57 AM
:eek: Frank Dancevic will play Q :eek:
:eek: Jonathan Marray is back, I though he was.... :eek:

Jonny Marray is pretty well known to the tournament staff, he and the director very good mates :lol: Not surprised to see the WC - he will try anything to get a bit of S&V on the grass! Good luck to Matty Illingworth and Ed Seator

d_s
06-01-2008, 07:44 AM
Good luck to Frank :worship:

MZverev-Fan
06-01-2008, 08:33 AM
When does MD comes out?

CooCooCachoo
06-01-2008, 08:52 AM
QUALIFYING DRAW

Frank Dancevic CAN [1] vs. Edward Corrie GBR [WC]
Sean Thornley GBR vs. Frederik Nielsen DEN
Jonathan Marray GBR [WC] vs. Matthew Short GBR [WC]
James May GBR vs. Izak van der Merwe RSA [7]

Martin Fischer AUT [2] vs. Matthew Ebden AUS
Ken Skupski GBR vs. Igor Sijsling NED
Matthew Illingworth GBR vs. Clément Reix FRA
Ty D. Trombetta USA vs. Noam Okun ISR [5]

Prakash Amritraj IND [3] vs. Philipp Oswald AUT
Jamie Delgado GBR [WC] vs. Richard Bloomfield GBR
Jonathan Kinsella GBR [WC] vs. Sergei Bubka Jr. UKR
Edward Seator GBR vs. Rohan Bopanna IND [8]

Adam Feeney AUS [4] vs. Chris Eaton GBR
Brydan Klein AUS vs. James Ward GBR
George Coupland GBR [WC] vs. Neil Bamford GBR
Luka Gregorc SLO vs. Thomas Oger FRA [6]

CooCooCachoo
06-01-2008, 08:53 AM
Good Luck:

Frederik Nielsen
Sergei Bubka
Rohan Bopanna

ozfan44
06-01-2008, 10:34 AM
Good Luck

Matt Ebden
Brydan Klein
Adam Feeney

frici
06-01-2008, 11:23 AM
When Main Draw?

ae wowww
06-01-2008, 11:33 AM
When Main Draw?

How much of a tard are you, that you cannot consult a tournament factsheet that is available to everyone? Not to mention you can barely string a sentence together.

Adri89
06-01-2008, 11:35 AM
Good luck to Clement Reix for qualies !!
He can do very well on grass !

steven
06-01-2008, 01:33 PM
Just to let you know that periodic score updates are being posted at (see below) - wins for Marray and Dancevic so far.

Edit: the original (direct) link seems to be getting corrupted when I save the post (perhaps because it's so long), but you can get there by going to:

http://www.britishtennis.net ... click on FORUM in the links list just under the RG banner ... then click RECENT POSTS and go to the Surbiton thread.

hallso
06-01-2008, 01:41 PM
thanks for info, but can you give proper link?

volodia
06-01-2008, 01:46 PM
thanks for info, but can you give proper link?

http://www.****************/forum.spark?forumID=61841&p=3&topicID=17385355&commentPage=5
;)
insert a c t i v e b o a r d dot c o m

steven
06-01-2008, 01:50 PM
Edited - see above.

hallso
06-01-2008, 01:52 PM
again, I see just several "*" after www and can't enter it :(

steven
06-01-2008, 02:44 PM
http://www.britishtennis.net ... click on FORUM in the links list just under the RG banner ... then click RECENT POSTS and go to the Surbiton thread.

Or if you can't see that URL, it's www. britishtennis .net (close the spaces) then clink on FORUM, etc.

Please note, all these scores are being texted in and are subject to official confirmation at the end of the day.

ImmzB
06-01-2008, 08:34 PM
When is the Main Draw out??

Damian
06-01-2008, 08:55 PM
Main Draw - http://www.atptennis.com/en/common/TrackIt.asp?file=http://www.atptennis.com/1/posting/2008/720/mds.pdf

soulage
06-01-2008, 08:56 PM
Marcos here!! Good

Damian
06-01-2008, 08:56 PM
Good luck for Marcos, Aisam(King of grass):) and Kevin

Damian
06-01-2008, 08:57 PM
... and order of play for Monday - http://www.atptennis.com/en/common/TrackIt.asp?file=http://www.atptennis.com/1/posting/2008/720/op.pdf

ImmzB
06-01-2008, 09:10 PM
Come On Qureshi!!!!

You Have A Good Quarter Of The Draw!!

You Should Reach The Quarter Finals!!

If U Do Play Clement..you Can Beat Him!!

Come On Aisam Bhai!!

Good Luck In The Doubles If U Signed Up!!

ImmzB
06-01-2008, 09:17 PM
Does Any-1 Know Whats G.Lugassy's Best Surface??

CooCooCachoo
06-01-2008, 09:43 PM
Does Any-1 Know Whats G.Lugassy's Best Surface??

Hard.

CooCooCachoo
06-01-2008, 09:46 PM
FIRST QUALIFYING ROUND:

Frank Dancevic CAN [1] vs. Edward Corrie GBR [WC] | 6-4 6-2
Frederik Nielsen DEN vs. Sean Thornley GBR | 3-6 6-4 6-1
Jonathan Marray GBR [WC] vs. Matthew Short GBR [WC] | 6-2 6-2
James May GBR vs. Izak van der Merwe RSA [7] | 3-6 6-4 6-3

Martin Fischer AUT [2] vs. Matthew Ebden AUS | 6-3 6-2
Ken Skupski GBR vs. Igor Sijsling NED | 7-5 7-6 (2)
Clément Reix FRA vs. Matthew Illingworth GBR | 7-6 (7) 6-2
Noam Okun ISR [5] vs. Ty D. Trombetta USA | 6-1 6-1

Prakash Amritraj IND [3] vs. Philipp Oswald AUT | 6-1 4-6 6-4
Richard Bloomfield GBR vs. Jamie Delgado GBR [WC] | 7-6 (5) 6-1
Sergei Bubka Jr. UKR vs. Jonathan Kinsella GBR [WC] | 6-4 3-6 6-3
Rohan Bopanna IND [8] vs. Edward Seator GBR | 6-2 4-6 6-4

Chris Eaton GBR vs. Adam Feeney AUS [4] | 6-3 4-6 6-3
James Ward GBR vs. Brydan Klein AUS | 5-7 7-5 7-6 (5)
Neil Bamford GBR vs. George Coupland GBR [WC] | 6-3 7-6 (4)
Luka Gregorc SLO vs. Thomas Oger FRA [6] | 6-3 3-6 6-3

CooCooCachoo
06-01-2008, 09:47 PM
SECOND QUALIFYING ROUND:

Frank Dancevic CAN [1] vs. Frederik Nielsen DEN
Jonathan Marray GBR [WC] vs. James May GBR
Martin Fischer AUT [2] vs. Ken Skupski GBR
Clément Reix FRA vs. Noam Okun ISR [5]

Prakash Amritraj IND [3] vs. Richard Bloomfield GBR
Sergei Bubka Jr. UKR vs. Rohan Bopanna IND [8]
Chris Eaton GBR vs. James Ward GBR
Neil Bamford GBR vs. Luka Gregorc SLO

CooCooCachoo
06-01-2008, 09:50 PM
MAIN DRAW

Marcos Baghdatis CYP [1/WC] vs. Q
Paul Capdeville CHI vs. Robert Smeets AUS
Alexander Slabinsky GBR [WC] vs. Q
Q vs. Gilles Muller LUX [7]

Arnaud Clément FRA [3] vs. Andrey Golubev RUS
Simon Stadler GER vs. Q
Gary Lugassy FRA vs. Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi PAK
Pavel Chekhov RUS vs. Edouard Roger-Vasselin FRA [8]

Kevin Anderson RSA [5] vs. Tobias Kamke GER
Brendan Evans USA vs. Joshua Goodall GBR [WC]
Alex Kuznetsov USA vs. Ryan Sweeting USA
Stéphane Bohli SUI vs. Kei Nishikori JPN [4]

Philipp Petzschner GER [6] vs. Michail Elgin RUS
Mikhail Kukushkin RUS vs. Adrian Mannarino FRA
Sergiy Stakhovsky UKR vs. Harel Levy ISR
Alex Bogdanovic GBR [WC] vs. Mischa Zverev GER [2]

gagm
06-01-2008, 09:58 PM
GL Paul!! :D

Marcos vs Frank! :angel:

valexie03
06-01-2008, 10:27 PM
Marcos vs Frank! :angel:

NO NO NO NO :eek: I want them both to win :(

Good luck also to Roger-Vasselin :worship:

Forever-Delayed
06-02-2008, 12:57 AM
Here's a few comments about today's play and thoughts on some of the players/what I saw - sorry for the British bias in terms of what I saw, but did spend most of the day watching the British players in action

Ward was very impressive today, although still could improve on faster surfaces as times he seemed reluctant to move up the court and try and kill the point at the net, and instead took a step backwards, but it seemed to work today so I cant really blame him.

First time Ive seen him play and I can see what the hype around his is all about very good serve and produced it under pressure as well, as the 3 serves to save the match points were world class, especially the first one which was a second serve ace that kicked up over Kleins head. Think he got all his 1st serves in during the TB as well so performance well under the pressure, other than the volley to lose the first set and a missed forehand at 6-4 in the TB.

Most impressive thing though is the backhand which is quality, and throughout the 3rd set he hit winner after winner with it, which goes well with a big serve and good forehand.

Ward should qualify as even though Eaton played well today, I feel that Wards return game is good enough and if Eatons serve drops then Ward will be able to outrally him from the back, and then he should get past Bamford (who should have lost the 2nd set today as Coupland served for it at 5-3 and had 2 set points at 6-5) or Gregorc.

Skupski was also good to watch as his match with Sijsling was a very impressive serve/volley affair. Skuspkis serve and volleys were good as usual, but very impressed by his return game today which was better than Ive seen before and whenever Sijsling missed a serve he took advantage of it (although Sijlsing did serve for the first set but threw in 2 double faults).

Fischer didnt look that impressive today, and while Okun won easily, his opponent wasnt up to much by all accounts, so if Skupski continues to play this well then he can qualify here... and I know this isnt too popular, but if he ever turns to a full time doubles career, then he will make the top 100 with ease.

Bloomfield though wasnt that impressive today and you can see why his ranking has slipped. Lucky to win really as Delgado blew all 13 break points he had, including 5 at 0-1, 3 and 1-2 and 2 at 4-5 in the first set, and then 3 at 1-0 in the second set... and Bloomers didnt do anything special to save them. He almost blew a 6-1 lead in the TB as well, which started with Delgado serving a double fault, only for the umpire to call let and reply the point, and Delgado to repeat the double fault. Would be very surprised on todays effort if Bloomers was to qualify, but then Amritraj struggled after a stunning first set, and Bopanna could have lost to Seator so theres hope

May was never going to lose to Van der Merwe who looked clueless on how to play on grass, and should have won in straights but blew a 3-1 lead in the first set, and his match with Marray will be good, but Marray should win if he stops serving at least 1, if not more, double faults a game. Shame they are in Dancevics section as they wont beat him as he looked very easy today and didnt appear to be giving it everything he has.

Thornely, Seator, Illingsworth and Kinsella were all unlucky and showed glimpses of talent in their matches. Thornley dominated the first set and a half against Nielsen, but didnt take his chances at 3-3 and 4-4, and Nielsen took his first chance which was the difference. Thornley looked the better player but the experience of Nielsen showed, although he double faulted on his first 2 match points.

Illingsworth and Seators game arent suited to grass, but played well. Illingworth had 1 set point in the tiebreak and was a break up in the second, but never believed hed win and was constantly complaining about how he cant play on grass... maybe true, but hes a good counterpuncher and hit some great passing shots.

Seators match had huge crowd involvement and recovered well from going an early break down in the 3rd. Unfortunately Bopanna stepped it up when Seator served to stay in the match, plus a bad bounce didnt help, but Seator returned really well and could pick all of Bopannas serves. He didnt quite have a big enough serve to get him out of trouble though, but a very encouraging performance from Edward whos shown he can play on the faster surfaces.

Kinsella is born in the wrong era with his big serve and volleys, streaky groundstrokes and very average returns, but when he connects with a return it was always a winner. Unlucky in this match as he got to 15-40 when Bubka served for it and hit a return winner on the baseline, but was overruled by the umpire and called out. Shame, as I think hed have turned it around and won the match if hed got the break back.

goslabs
06-02-2008, 01:41 AM
Highlights of the day:

Strangest faces pulled: Chris Eaton won this hands down several times over for a very unique talent......he seemes to have perfected "the silent roar"....usually performed after just missing a passing shot, it involves a grimace suggesting extreme agony and while appearing to let rip at the heavens......but no noise comes out. Very realistic and impressive stuff thumbsup.gif


Fruitiest moment of the day: Sergei Stakhovsky made an appearance in the crowd, cheering on his Davis Cup teammate Bubka against Jonny Kinsella, with a very cute blonde Ukrainian girlfriend perched on his lap. Fairly normal stuff but things started to get a little intimate. Maybe the match was a bit boring or perhaps it was just the effects of the light afternoon sun but....they started to simulate anal sex and did so for a couple of minutes (thankfully noiselessly) before leaving rapidly for the hotel to pursue this line of adventure a little further


Most provocative grunting : Carly Gullickson wins this for her performance against Alexandra Stevenson....really haven't heard anything quite like that before, well not on a tennis
court anyway. If you're in any doubt as to what I mean, think of the Stakhovskys in their hotel


Best grunting : Matt Illingworth


Hottest of the day: The blondes sitting at the bottom of the grandstand during the Eaton match....if u wanna swop numbers, just send me a pm :D

Albop
06-02-2008, 01:42 AM
Gl Paul :yeah:

SonicCRO
06-02-2008, 03:56 AM
Forever-Delayed good info, write again ;)

Mishka Logvi
06-02-2008, 08:02 AM
Nice draw for Philipp Petzschner

Ivanatis
06-02-2008, 09:56 AM
PAME Marcos

ae wowww
06-02-2008, 11:48 AM
Dropping Jim off this morning, going to have a brief look at some of the first matches on court.

MZverev-Fan
06-02-2008, 11:49 AM
Mischa against Bogo....:rolleyes:

valexie03
06-02-2008, 06:54 PM
OOP for Tuesday https://www.lta.org.uk/NR/rdonlyres/42C672CF-0A77-4292-ADF7-928FDEF88DD3/0/oop.pdf

Qual. aren't over yet :rain:

ae wowww
06-02-2008, 06:58 PM
Good Fortune:
Harel Levy/Jim Thomas

MZverev-Fan
06-02-2008, 07:29 PM
Is there really no livescore?

Forever-Delayed
06-02-2008, 08:23 PM
Is there really no livescore?

It's an LTA run challenger, of course there's no livescore, and if we're lucky they update the results at the end of the day.

Here's the report from today's matches, once again focused mainly on the British players

Skupski vs. Fischer – great effort from Ken to push this so close, but he will be gutted about losing this match as he had it in the palm of his hand with the 2 match points. Fischer saved the first with a stunning backhand, but the 2nd will kill him as he’d done everything right to set up the point, and pulled Fischer out of court with a backhand volley down the line, and just had to put the forehand volley in court to win the match.... but found the net. (it was just an easy volley that if he tried to put it in the net he couldn’t)

First set Skupski was twice down a break, but got both of them back, including when Fischer served for the set at 5-5. Fischer had been the stronger player, but Skupski stepped it up to break again at 5-6 and was showing his form from yesterday with a big serve and his backhand was on fire.

2nd set was poor from Skupski with too many errors and his serve dropped away with fewer first serves in, and didn’t seem to have the zip on it as well. His returns went as well, as he went from threatening to serve to barely winning a point and the match looked to be heading 1 way.

3rd started the same way with him saving a few early break points. By now a lot of the players are watching this (or were), and I was sitting a few seats away from what I presume was Bloomfield’s coach/father (not sure) who was chatting to him earlier and then offering Ken advice throughout the match. Skupski looked in trouble and almost as if you knew he would be broken, but didn’t know when. Then at 3-4 Fischer made a couple of double faults from knowhere, and Skupski hit a couple of huge backhands to break to serve for the match.... and had the match won until THAT volley at 40-30. Fell away afterwards and the match was over as Skupksi couldn’t get it out of his head, making lots of errors in a match which was a chance missed.

Marray vs. May – pretty much an Echo of Bladetiger’s comments, with Marray never looking like he’d lose the match – saved the 0-40 at 5-5 with 2 huge aces and lovely volley winner, and he cut down on the double faults today which was good to see. Marray’s game is so suited to grass, it’s just a huge shame he’s got Dancevic in his section (although Dancevic should have lost the first set to Nielsen... trailed 0-40 on serve at 4-4, and 0-30 at 2-2, and there was Deuce at 5-5)

Bloomfield vs. Amritraj – Very hit and miss performance from Bloomers here, but to be honest he probably should have won this as he was the better player. Missed some of the first set but he dropped serve to start the match, and then went 1-4 down after double faulting. He got the break back at 5-2 though, but Amritraj served it out the second time. Don’t know what happened in the set, but Bloomers had 2 0-30 chances when he didn’t break, so missed chances here.

Second start had a terrible start as he went 0-3 down with the double break, with his missing everything from the baseline and serving poorly, and dropped the second break with a double fault. At this point a load of school-children were brought from the adjacent school to watch the matches and sat down in the stands behind Bloomfield’s court, and this seemed to change the match. Bloomfield suddenly remembered how to return, and his groundstrokes started landing in the courts again and immediately got the first break back, and could have got the 2nd back at 3-2 if Amritraj hadn’t found an ace on break point.

Bloomers saved a match point at 3-5 with a big forehand, and then saved 2 more match points at 5-4 as well, and had 3 chances to break back, but on all. Amritraj played well. 1 was saved with a unreturnable serve, 1 saved with a good volley, and the third saved when he got the very edge of the racquet to a passing shot and the good just crept over the net for a winner. He then found 2 big serves to close out the match, but was so close to breaking back. If it wasn’t for poor starts to both sets he’d have won the match, although on the big points Amritraj consistently got the first serve in while Bloomfield didn’t.

Ward vs. Eaton – the hype of Ward from yesterday disappeared here in what was a very average performance apart from a few games, and looked a different player to yesterday. He started well and got an early break, but although he held it until 5-4 he never looked comfortable as was under pressure as his serve looked nowhere near as good as it did yesterday. He got broken with a bad volley (no surprise) and was still thinking about when he threw the set away with an even worse volley error to go down 7-5.

Went 2-0 down in the 2nd and then found some form and played like he did yesterday with big serves, big forehand and brilliant backhands to get the break back and then another one, as he kept passing Eaton whenever he tried to come into the net, as Eaton got frustrated with this.

3rd set though changed the match as Eaton broke for 2-0 and let out a huge ‘come on’, and then saved 2 or 3 break back points in the next game. Ward almost gave up at that point as the next games went quite quickly (I’d moved to watching Bloomers at this point) and gifted the second break with a tame double fault after some more errors. Ward is definitely a good player, but had no consistency at all today which was disappointing, and he needs to work at his net game if he is to be able to play on fast surfaces – not only are his volleys not great, his positioning and anticipation aren’t quite right as more than once he left balls that were clearly going to land in.

Bamford vs. Gregorc – how is Bamford ranked so low? Makes no sense as there is nothing about his game that looked weak at all today (although maybe he plays as poorly as he did yesterday more often which is the problem). He’s got a big serve, great touch at the net, looks very nice of both wings and returned well with great passing shots – he’s got the game to be top 400 at least if he can put it together consistently.

Better player in the first set and recovered from being broken at 3-3 to win 3 in a row to take the set with a forehand passing shot, followed by a huge roar from him. Second set was similar, only for him to be broken at 2-2, although not his fault at all. At deuce Gregorc hits a volley a good foot/foot and a half long and Bamford stops and doesn’t attempt to hit the passing shot at all, only for the umpire to rule it good, leading Bamford to be less than impressed with the umpire and then makes the error to get broken.

Could have got broken at 2-4 as well but produced a huge clutch volley to save the break point, and then broke back for 4-4. Took his first match point with a lovely passing shot and definitely deserved the win. With his game you can easily see why he’s a good doubles player and really should be ranked a lot higher than he is in both forms of the game.

Dancevic vs. Marray – Good effort here from Marray and very unlucky to be in this section of the draw as I think he would have got through section 4 and maybe section 2, and would have had a shot at section 3. As it is he’s got Dancevic who although not too impressive looks so easy on court and a class above the rest of the field, as he’s got all the shots.

Marray is in this match though and had chances to win the long game where he was broken and was unlucky that his passing shot missed on the break point, but Dancevic doesn’t look like he’s going to lose and was in Marray’s serve more often than Dancevic was. Marray isn’t out of this but I can’t see him winning this.

Okun is a strange player in the sense that he was very hit and miss, but went missing during the 2nd set and if Reix had taken his chance at the start of the 3rd he’d have won the third as Okun would have lost it.

Bopanna never looked in trouble again Bubka, but didn’t see a lot of the match, but did spot Stakhovsky and his girlfriend in the court again, which was probably the highlight of that match.

The news that Baghdatis is working with Lundgren with I read in the paper on the train this morning was apparently an exclusive, except for the fact I’d spotted it yesterday when they were hanging around together.

Bogdanovic was here today, and stopped by to see some of Bloomers match in set 2, but no sign of Brad Gilbert. He turned up at the court on his own, talked to Bloomers’s crew for a bit and watched a few games and then left – in fact, no-one seems to have seen Gilbert all week, but maybe he didn’t fancy sitting in the cold all day today and instead sat in the players area in the warm with the French open on TV, reminding him of better days....

I’ll have to check the weather before deciding about tomorrow – it’s supposed to be terrible and rain all day, but if the weather looks okay I may go as I want to see Bogdanovic play, and don’t trust him to win tomorrow and then play again on Wednesday in better weather conditions.

Marksman
06-02-2008, 08:53 PM
Good Luck to Boggo tommorow, I hope he can gain some much needed confidence here!

ImmzB
06-02-2008, 08:58 PM
Come On Aisam Ul Haq Qureshi!!

1st Match On Grass This Year!!

Make It A Win!!

d_s
06-03-2008, 02:12 AM
Frank :)

Haile Selassie
06-03-2008, 02:48 AM
Looks like more rain tomorrow in there.
Go Prakash!

Count Zero
06-03-2008, 09:17 AM
FD will be going again and assuming that there is p;ay will be texting me some scores which i will put up on the the britishtennis.net forums.

Count Zero
06-03-2008, 11:42 AM
aparently pay has been called off for the day.
remianing qualies moved indoors

Timbo
06-03-2008, 11:58 AM
Bogdanovic was here today, and stopped by to see some of Bloomers match in set 2, but no sign of Brad Gilbert. He turned up at the court on his own, talked to Bloomers’s crew for a bit and watched a few games and then left – in fact, no-one seems to have seen Gilbert all week, but maybe he didn’t fancy sitting in the cold all day today and instead sat in the players area in the warm with the French open on TV, reminding him of better days....

I’ll have to check the weather before deciding about tomorrow – it’s supposed to be terrible and rain all day, but if the weather looks okay I may go as I want to see Bogdanovic play, and don’t trust him to win tomorrow and then play again on Wednesday in better weather conditions.


I saw Gilbert there yesterday. He ate his lunch with Boggo in the cafe area and then walked around a bit chatting with him and watching matches. He was even laughing at Ward when he questioned a line call by saying in a snotty voice "are you having a laugh?". Gilbert seemed to think that was the funniest thing he'd ever heard and spent the next five minutes repeating "are you having a laugh?" in his best/worst British accent. He and Boggo seemed to get on quite well.

One thing that struck me again yesterday was how weak in upper body strength a lot of the English players were...particularly Marray, Bloomfield and Boggo...it's like they're afraid of putting in the hours at the gym. They just don't look like elite sportsmen.

Count Zero
06-03-2008, 12:13 PM
'are you having a laugh' is the catchphrase from the ricky gervais comedy show 'Extras' so maybe he had heard it there before which is why he picked up on it.

i agree all the british tennis players dont look big, even murray and henman and greg. i know boggo has been working hard in the gym, but also he seems to have lost some weight. marray is just back from a long injury too.

TipsterX
06-03-2008, 12:52 PM
any news? Zverev - Boggo? Or maybe rain?

Haile Selassie
06-03-2008, 01:40 PM
I guess the main draw is out somewhere :confused:
According to http://www.britishtennis.net/ it is out.

Forever-Delayed
06-03-2008, 02:03 PM
I guess the main draw is out somewhere :confused:
According to http://www.britishtennis.net/ it is out.

http://www.atptennis.com/en/common/TrackIt.asp?file=http://www.atptennis.com/1/posting/2008/720/mds.pdf

:wavey:

No play today on the grass, even though I'm pretty sure it's stopped raining. The problem is that courts 4-7 have no covers and courts A and B have very average covers, so when there has a torrential downpour last night there's nothing to protect the courts and so they just get totally soaked, so even a whole day of sunshine wouldn't make them playable in time, plus more rain was predicted.

They're expected better weather tomorrow and think they'll get a whole day's play in on the grass, so hopefully they will be right

Forever-Delayed
06-03-2008, 02:08 PM
I saw Gilbert there yesterday. He ate his lunch with Boggo in the cafe area and then walked around a bit chatting with him and watching matches. He was even laughing at Ward when he questioned a line call by saying in a snotty voice "are you having a laugh?". Gilbert seemed to think that was the funniest thing he'd ever heard and spent the next five minutes repeating "are you having a laugh?" in his best/worst British accent. He and Boggo seemed to get on quite well.



I was sure Gilbert would be there but just didn't see him all day, so he obviously wasn't watching the same matches I was, or was just out of sight from my position.

MZverev-Fan
06-03-2008, 02:11 PM
http://www.atptennis.com/en/common/TrackIt.asp?file=http://www.atptennis.com/1/posting/2008/720/mds.pdf

:wavey:

No play today on the grass, even though I'm pretty sure it's stopped raining. The problem is that courts 4-7 have no covers and courts A and B have very average covers, so when there has a torrential downpour last night there's nothing to protect the courts and so they just get totally soaked, so even a whole day of sunshine wouldn't make them playable in time, plus more rain was predicted.

They're expected better weather tomorrow and think they'll get a whole day's play in on the grass, so hopefully they will be right

first round will be on friday :p:p Do oyu think they will play some matches indoor?

lovetheunderdog
06-03-2008, 02:20 PM
Forever-Delayed, thanks a bunch for the post its' great to hear a first-hand view of whats going on at the start of one of the best parts of the year, the grass court season

Forever-Delayed
06-03-2008, 02:26 PM
first round will be on friday :p:p Do oyu think they will play some matches indoor?

I think they'll get plenty of play in tomorrow and will basically use every single grass court they have to try and get the matches in, meaning there will be 9/10 matches at the same time, so they'll try and finish the women's first round and the men's first round tomorrow, and then try for doubles matches at the end of the day if it's possible.

Basically this has become a 5 day event, with everyone having to play on 5 successive days so they can still finish the event on time without having to go indoors.

If it continues to rain they will go indoors, but they won't want to as you can't watch the indoor courts so won't make any money - if it does rain all day tomorrow, which it isn't supposed to, then they will go indoors, but we should get a full day's play tomorrow as long as the courts aren't still too wet from last nights and this morning's rain

El_Canas
06-03-2008, 02:39 PM
I'm thinking of going down there on Thursday or Friday. Anyone know if there's any on street parking nearby? Don't particularly want to take a train as have take a plenty roundabout route to get there

ImmzB
06-03-2008, 04:55 PM
So r all the Main Draw single matches cancelled 2-day?? (Tuesday)

valexie03
06-03-2008, 04:58 PM
Are the qualies over :confused: If so, what are the results, please :wavey:

FischOss
06-03-2008, 06:02 PM
I think you are interessted mainly in Frank...

So he won 6:4 6:4...

But I need other results as well!

Forever-Delayed
06-03-2008, 06:04 PM
Are the qualies over :confused: If so, what are the results, please :wavey:

Dancevic won 6-4, 6-4
Bopanna beat Amritraj
Bamford beat Eaton in 3 sets
Okun led 54 on serve against Fischer

That was the last update from someone who knows Jonny Marray and is at Roehampton, so probably left after his match was over so we'll have to wait for the results to be posted to get full results.

So r all the Main Draw single matches cancelled 2-day?? (Tuesday)

I think so - just the qualifying matches were moved to Roehampton by all accounts.

I'm thinking of going down there on Thursday or Friday. Anyone know if there's any on street parking nearby? Don't particularly want to take a train as have take a plenty roundabout route to get there

Yeah, there is. You can't park directly outside the courts, but because it's situated in a residential area there's load of on street parking. You should have no trouble parking within a 5/10 minute walk.

valexie03
06-03-2008, 06:30 PM
I think you are interessted mainly in Frank...

So he won 6:4 6:4...

Thanks FischOss and Forever-Delayed :wavey:

Tzar
06-03-2008, 06:40 PM
Zvererv and Stakhovsky results?

kyle751
06-03-2008, 06:40 PM
Dancevic gets Muller
Bamford get Anderson
Bopanna gets Stadler
Okun gets Slabinsky

kyle751
06-03-2008, 06:41 PM
Fischer gets Baghdatis

CooCooCachoo
06-03-2008, 06:44 PM
Eaton should have taken out Bamford, IMO.

CooCooCachoo
06-03-2008, 06:48 PM
DOUBLES MAIN DRAW

Bopanna & Qureshi [IND/PAK, 1] vs. Bamford & Goodall [GBR, WC]
Baghdatis & Bohli [CYP/SUI] vs. Bogdanovic & Ward [GBR, WC]
Levy & Thomas [ISR/USA, 3] vs. Q
Bloomfield & Skupski [GBR, WC] vs. Guccione & Van der Merwe [AUS/RSA]

Auckland & Delgado [GBR] vs. Feeney & Smeets [AUS]
Golubev & Nishikori [RUS/JPN] vs. Kuznetsov & Zverev [USA/GER, 4]
Petzschner & Stadler [GER] vs. Clément & Roger-Vasselin [FRA]
Bubka Jr. & Stakhovsky [UKR] vs. Butorac & Fisher [USA/AUS, 2]

CooCooCachoo
06-03-2008, 06:49 PM
DOUBLES QUALIFYING DRAW

Muller & Nielsen [LUX/DEN, 1] vs. P. Amritraj & Ram
[I]Eaton & Slabinsky [GBR, WC] vs. Elgin & Kukushkin [RUS, 2]

gvhvhg
06-03-2008, 06:56 PM
Fischer gets Stadtler? So he beat Okun then?

So does that mean that Prakash gets the LL spot?

soulage
06-03-2008, 07:10 PM
They don't play on grass but on acrylic ? :confused:

Forever-Delayed
06-03-2008, 07:11 PM
Fischer gets Stadtler? So he beat Okun then?

So does that mean that Prakash gets the LL spot?

Fischer lost in a 3rd set tiebreak, so he gets the LL spot.

gvhvhg
06-03-2008, 07:14 PM
Dammit!

Yeah, I figured that out once i checked the draws on atptennis.com,:retard: but thanks Forever Delayed:cool:

Forever-Delayed
06-03-2008, 07:15 PM
Eaton should have taken out Bamford, IMO.

Having seen them play twice this week, I thought Bamford would win in 3 as he just looked to be on fire this week and didn't appear to have a weakness in his game (maybe not a big enough serve, but the rest of his game looked great and he was playing well), while Eaton maybe relies too much on his serve, and with them playing the match indoor maybe the ball sat up a little more and allowed Bamford to hit some better passing shots.

Dancevic def. Marray - 6-4, 6-4
Okun def. Fischer - 7-6(2), 3-6, 7-6(3)
Bopanna def. Amritraj - 7-6(1), 6-4
Bamford def. Eaton - 6-3, 5-7, 6-3

Baghdatis vs. (LL) Fischer
Slabinsky vs. (q) Okun
Anderson vs. (q) Bamford
Stadler vs. (q) Bopanna
Muller vs. (q) Dancevic

CooCooCachoo
06-03-2008, 07:18 PM
Having seen them play twice this week, I thought Bamford would win in 3 as he just looked to be on fire this week and didn't appear to have a weakness in his game (maybe not a big enough serve, but the rest of his game looked great and he was playing well), while Eaton maybe relies too much on his serve, and with them playing the match indoor maybe the ball sat up a little more and allowed Bamford to hit some better passing shots.

Dancevic def. Marray - 6-4, 6-4
Okun def. Fischer - 7-6(2), 3-6, 7-6(3)
Bopanna def. Amritraj - 7-6(1), 6-4
Bamford def. Eaton - 6-3, 5-7, 6-3

Baghdatis vs. (LL) Fischer
Slabinsky vs. (q) Okun
Anderson vs. (q) Bamford
Stadler vs. (q) Bopanna
Muller vs. (q) Dancevic

I saw Eaton on grass and thought he has a good game for it. Saw Bamford as well, but was not impressed. I do think the fact that it was indoors was hugely in Bamford's favour.

Forever-Delayed
06-03-2008, 07:18 PM
They don't play on grass but on acrylic ? :confused:

I don't know, but presumably the grass courts at Surbiton are still too soaked (maybe it rained heavily this afternoon) and they don't think that they will be ready for play tomorrow, so they've moved it to Roehampton.

They have grass courts there, but obviously they are unuseable as well, so guessing they weren't covered (although it's at the national tennis centre, so surely they would have had some sense to cover them...).

Third surface this event is being played on after grass, indoor hard for qualies today and now outdoor hard.... you have to love the British weather :)

Forever-Delayed
06-03-2008, 07:21 PM
I saw Eaton on grass and thought he has a good game for it. Saw Bamford as well, but was not impressed. I do think the fact that it was indoors was hugely in Bamford's favour.

On Saturday Bamford looked very average indeed and should have lost to Coupland, but yesterday he looked like a top 250 player, hitting plenty of winners and very few errors.

Looks like he's very inconsistant, and you must have caught him on a bad day then :)

Eaton's got a good game for grass, and ironically he lost to probably the weakest opponent out of the 3 he had to face

JeffCandoi
06-03-2008, 07:24 PM
I heard something about this surbiton tournament is being held by the last time :unsure: is it true? why? i think not.. cause I love this challenger..

Forever-Delayed
06-03-2008, 07:29 PM
I heard something about this surbiton tournament is being held by the last time :unsure: is it true? why? i think not.. cause I love this challenger..

No official announcement yet, but this will be the last Surbiton challenger, at least according to one of the people who is in charge of the Surbiton racquet and fitness club.

It's probably moving to Nottingham to compensate for the ATP event moving to Eastbourne, well, at least what the rumour is anyway.

Why? Possibly to give Nottingham an event, but also because although Surbiton is a nice venue, it cannot cope if it rains. Most of the courts are uncovered, and even the ones that are covered have covers that aren't good enough really to stop any rain, so you get situations like today where it wasn't raining when I got to Surbiton and didn't rain for the hour I was there, nor when driving back out of London when the sun came out, and it wasn't forecast to rain again, yet play was called off for the day at 11.30ish cos the courts wouldn't be playable by the end of the day.

JeffCandoi
06-03-2008, 07:47 PM
oh yes.. ATP in Eastbourne and the challenger moving to Nottingham... now I understand, anyway I think Nottingham already had a challenger played on grass weeks after wimby

thanks FD :yeah:

Count Zero
06-03-2008, 07:58 PM
the matches tomorrow are being played on outdoor hard at the ntc. had it confiremd by a player.

Forever-Delayed
06-03-2008, 08:09 PM
oh yes.. ATP in Eastbourne and the challenger moving to Nottingham... now I understand, anyway I think Nottingham already had a challenger played on grass weeks after wimby

thanks FD :yeah:

It did, but it seems to have been removed as the only grass event in the UK after Wimbledon is now the Manchester challenger, and the Nottingham grass courts are possibly the best in the country, so they have to have something played on them.

Count Zero
06-03-2008, 08:16 PM
nottignham better then queens or wimby!!

i have to say that the lats ave fubar'd thsi tournament majorly. have they always been so imcomptenet or is this a new low?
thing is it hasen even rained that hard has it? surely grass court covers are not that expensive.
perhaps the money scheduled to be spent on them was spent on gilbert.

ImmzB
06-03-2008, 08:59 PM
Order Of Play-Wednesday. http://www.atptennis.com/en/common/TrackIt.asp?file=http://www.atptennis.com/1/posting/2008/720/op.pdf

I♥PsY@Mus!c
06-03-2008, 10:50 PM
Good luck to Muller! :rocker:

GoMullerGo
06-03-2008, 11:46 PM
Dancevic has a better ranking thank muller but is a qualifier..interesting

TankingTheSet
06-04-2008, 12:13 AM
Dancevic has a better ranking thank muller but is a qualifier..interesting

I think Dancevic forgot to sign up for the tournament due to his absence with injury, but he could get into the qualifying draw at a late stage.

azza
06-04-2008, 08:10 AM
Smeets will lose

Jimnik
06-04-2008, 08:57 AM
Playing on outdoor acrylic. :banghead:

Maybe all ATP events should be played on nothing but clay and hard from now on. :rolleyes:

ae wowww
06-04-2008, 10:03 AM
It's a shame that this will be the last Surbiton - it takes me about 15/20 minutes in the car! But I can see the logic behind it, and probably also a good idea to move the Nottingham challenger earlier.
Hope they get through some matches on the outdoor courts today, and the courts dry out at Surbiton for tomorrow.

StevoTG
06-04-2008, 10:15 AM
Maybe all ATP events should be played on nothing but clay and hard from now on. :rolleyes:

Yeah, without starting another thread about it, tennis really needs a proper grass-court season - Probably twice as many tourney's as the current grass season. But we're more likely to see more clay events, hardcourt events, pigs flying etc

dykwiam
06-04-2008, 11:44 AM
Any news perhaps?

Count Zero
06-04-2008, 11:44 AM
score updates here (http://www.****************/forum.spark?forumID=61841&p=3&topicID=17385355&commentPage=23)

edit grr the link wont work. go to britishtennis.net (link in my sig) and go the the fourms and the thread on surbiton in british mens discussion

currently
Boggo 62
Luggasy 32
Bohli led 41 but match is over (so i guess bohli won?)
Levy leads 42
Josh leads 43 with a break!
sweeting 33

wiktor85
06-04-2008, 11:51 AM
any news score ??

tolban
06-04-2008, 12:18 PM
josh wins 64 61
boggo wins 62 63
sweeting is 63 15
luggasy just lost 1st set
levy leasd 64 32 with a break.

andrei_aron
06-04-2008, 12:22 PM
Please result from Nishikori-Bohli and Lugassy-Qureshi

DragonForce8
06-04-2008, 12:25 PM
pls Qureshi score in second set

tolban
06-04-2008, 12:26 PM
"bohli led 41 but match is over i assume bohi went onto to win, or maybe one of them retired"

DragonForce8
06-04-2008, 12:28 PM
tolban and Qureshi???

tolban
06-04-2008, 12:32 PM
tolban and Qureshi???

luggasy just lost 1st set


:)

H_E_L_L_A_S
06-04-2008, 12:33 PM
Baggy Scores

DragonForce8
06-04-2008, 12:34 PM
ok pls win secend set Qureshi

tolban
06-04-2008, 12:34 PM
"Results
(2)Michael Zverev (GER) lost to (WC)Alex Bogdanovic (GBR) 4-6 3-6 biggrin
Brendan Evans (USA) lost to (WC)Joshua Goodall (GBR) 4-6 1-6 biggrin
(4)Kei Nishikori (JPN) lost to Stephane Bohli (SUI) 1-4 retired (TO BE CONFIRMED)

Latest scores
Alex Kuznetsov (USA) vs Ryan Sweeting (USA) 3-6 5-1
Aisam Qureshi (PAK) vs Gary Lugassy (FRA) - Qureshi won first set
Sergey Stakhovsky (UKR) vs Harel Levy (ISR) 4-6 2-3*"

tolban
06-04-2008, 12:54 PM
Levy won 64 64
Lugassy leads 43 with a break in 2nd
Clement is 32 on sevre
Sweeting 63 46 21
Baggy leads 32 with break.

psiho
06-04-2008, 12:57 PM
Levy won 64 64
Lugassy leads 43 with a break in 2nd
Clement is 32 on sevre
Sweeting 63 46 21
Baggy leads 32 with break

Goldmund
06-04-2008, 01:03 PM
Zverev...Zverev....i'm sure you'd lose against my little sister if you had to play her at the moment....:o

DragonForce8
06-04-2008, 01:25 PM
Qureshi score update pls?

tolban
06-04-2008, 01:26 PM
sweeting lost 36 64 64
baggy leads 64 41
lugassy is 57 76 but not sure on 1st set score (who did eh say wont he 1st ste again?)
clement leads 64
Capdeville leads 32 with break

DragonForce8
06-04-2008, 01:32 PM
tolban have you got icq???? can you get my your number???

Tennisnakama
06-04-2008, 02:01 PM
"Results
(2)Michael Zverev (GER) lost to (WC)Alex Bogdanovic (GBR) 4-6 3-6 biggrin
Brendan Evans (USA) lost to (WC)Joshua Goodall (GBR) 4-6 1-6 biggrin
(4)Kei Nishikori (JPN) lost to Stephane Bohli (SUI) 1-4 retired (TO BE CONFIRMED)

Latest scores
Alex Kuznetsov (USA) vs Ryan Sweeting (USA) 3-6 5-1
Aisam Qureshi (PAK) vs Gary Lugassy (FRA) - Qureshi won first set
Sergey Stakhovsky (UKR) vs Harel Levy (ISR) 4-6 2-3*"

tolban,

Thanks for your info. Nishikori is a star tennis player in Japan, and his fans are very concerned about his retire. If you or anyone know the cause, let me know. You can also post it on my Nishikori fansite: http://keinishikori.net. Thanks,

tolban
06-04-2008, 02:10 PM
Latest
Aisam Qureshi (PAK) vs Gary Lugassy (FRA) - 7-5 6-7 *3-4
(3)Arnaud Clement (FRA) vs Andrei Goloubev (RUS) 6-4 4-3
Paul Capdeville (CHI) vs Robert Smeets (AUS) 6-4 *1-0

Results
(WC) Alex Bogdanovic (GBR) beat (2)Michael Zverev (GER) 6-4 6-3
(WC) Joshua Goodall (GBR) beat Brendan Evans (USA) 6-4 6-1
Stephane Bohli (SUI) beat (4) Kei Nishikori (JPN) 4-1 retired (TO BE CONFIRMED)
Harel Levy (ISR) beat Sergey Stakhovsky (UKR) 6-4 6-4
Alex Kuznetsov (USA) beat Ryan Sweeting (USA) 3-6 6-4 6-4
(1)(WC)Marcos Baghdatis (CYP) beat (LL) Martin Fischer (AUT) 6-4 6-4

DragonForce8
06-04-2008, 02:15 PM
ok go Aisam pls

tolban
06-04-2008, 02:23 PM
"luggasy won 57 76 63 we think!! dditn see the end fo the match
E rv is 33 (not sure what this means)
Capd is 64 43
Clement wins 64 75
Keo is 46 62 30 "

ups quareshi

MZverev-Fan
06-04-2008, 02:24 PM
any update on Qureshi?@ Tolban where do you get score?

Seeker
06-04-2008, 02:25 PM
ok go Aisam pls
luggasy won 57 76 63 :sad:

tolban
06-04-2008, 02:26 PM
[url]http://www.activeboard .com/forum.spark?forumID=61841&p=3&topicID=17385355&commentPage=28

tolban
06-04-2008, 02:26 PM
Latest

(8)Edouard Roger-Vasselin (FRA) vs Pavel Chekhov (RUS) 3-3
Paul Capdeville (CHI) vs Robert Smeets (AUS) 6-4 *4-3
Keo is 46 62 30 ???

Results
(WC) Alex Bogdanovic (GBR) beat (2)Michael Zverev (GER) 6-4 6-3
(WC) Joshua Goodall (GBR) beat Brendan Evans (USA) 6-4 6-1
Stephane Bohli (SUI) beat (4) Kei Nishikori (JPN) 4-1 retired (TO BE CONFIRMED)
Harel Levy (ISR) beat Sergey Stakhovsky (UKR) 6-4 6-4
Alex Kuznetsov (USA) beat Ryan Sweeting (USA) 3-6 6-4 6-4
(1)(WC)Marcos Baghdatis (CYP) beat (LL) Martin Fischer (AUT) 6-4 6-4
Gary Lugassy (FRA) beat Aisam Qureshi (PAK) 5-7 7-6 6-3
(3)Arnaud Clement (FRA) beat Andrei Goloubev (RUS) 6-4 7-5

Seeker
06-04-2008, 02:27 PM
he wouldn't lost if he played on grass instead on hard because of rain
damn !

Count Zero
06-04-2008, 02:31 PM
the scores are coming from me (inc spelling mistakes:))from over at britishtennis.net forums
a BT.net reporter who is on site is texting me.

ae wowww
06-04-2008, 02:41 PM
Well played Clement, Levy, Boggo & Goodall.

Delboy22
06-04-2008, 03:42 PM
Any livescore please??

tolban
06-04-2008, 03:58 PM
Latest
(Women's latest: Broady v South 6-3 1-6; O'Brien v King 3-6)

Results
(WC) Alex Bogdanovic (GBR) beat (2)Michael Zverev (GER) 6-4 6-3
(WC) Joshua Goodall (GBR) beat Brendan Evans (USA) 6-4 6-1
Stephane Bohli (SUI) beat (4) Kei Nishikori (JPN) 4-1 retired (TO BE CONFIRMED)
Harel Levy (ISR) beat Sergey Stakhovsky (UKR) 6-4 6-4
Alex Kuznetsov (USA) beat Ryan Sweeting (USA) 3-6 6-4 6-4
(1)(WC)Marcos Baghdatis (CYP) beat (LL) Martin Fischer (AUT) 6-4 6-4
Gary Lugassy (FRA) beat Aisam Qureshi (PAK) 5-7 7-6 6-3
(3)Arnaud Clement (FRA) beat Andrei Goloubev (RUS) 6-4 7-5
(8)Edouard Roger-Vasselin (FRA) beat Pavel Chekhov (RUS) 6-3 7-6
Robert Smeets (AUS) beat Paul Capdeville (CHI) 4-6 7-6 7-6
(Women's result: Keothavong beat Elliott 4-6 6-2 6-0)

frici
06-04-2008, 04:54 PM
Mannarino results? Please:)

lovetheunderdog
06-04-2008, 05:02 PM
wow, I feel terribly for Aisam, if that match is on grass he wins handily. At least let's hope he and Bopanna can make it far it doubles on grass. Any updates on Rohan's score??

Kepasa
06-04-2008, 05:24 PM
is dancevic playing?

Count Zero
06-04-2008, 05:28 PM
i dont think his match has started yet. i havent had confirmation that the ladies match b4 has finished yet.

Kepasa
06-04-2008, 05:33 PM
thanks mate... inform if you know something ok?

Damian
06-04-2008, 05:40 PM
Aisam :o
Come on Adrianno and Rohan

Count Zero
06-04-2008, 05:42 PM
i wont be able to as i am off to play some tennis my self in 20 mins. hopefully tne scores will still be getting updated on the britishtennis.net site (i should be able to find someone to take over :)) and they will make their way here no doubt.

Timbo
06-04-2008, 06:28 PM
Good to see Smeets get a good win. He took some unfair stick after his loss at the French.

Delboy22
06-04-2008, 06:34 PM
Does anybody knows what's with Dancevic match?

ImmzB
06-04-2008, 06:40 PM
Angry Qureshi lost!!

He did good coming from a brake down in the 2nd but lost the tie-brake!!

good luck in doubles with Bopanna!!

Good luck in Halle

Shott
06-04-2008, 06:43 PM
Adrian Mannarino (FRA) beat Mikhail Kukushkin (RUS) 6-2 6-4

Delboy22
06-04-2008, 06:44 PM
Source? Anything about Dancevic?

CooCooCachoo
06-04-2008, 06:49 PM
wow, I feel terribly for Aisam, if that match is on grass he wins handily. At least let's hope he and Bopanna can make it far it doubles on grass. Any updates on Rohan's score??

Same for Zverev, I'd say.

frici
06-04-2008, 06:55 PM
Adrian Mannarino (FRA) beat Mikhail Kukushkin (RUS) 6-2 6-4

Mannarino won:):):):):worship::worship::worship:

Good luck Adrian next round:)

CooCooCachoo
06-04-2008, 07:00 PM
Yes, Adrian :banana:

But Mischa :sobbing:

KSXP
06-04-2008, 07:00 PM
Kukushkin can't play on grass. 1.85 by MANNARINO is a good bet. Goodluck ADRIAN

GustavoM_Fan
06-04-2008, 07:03 PM
today it was played in outdoor acrylic. not in grass

http://www.atptennis.com/1/posting/2008/720/op.pdf

abraxas
06-04-2008, 07:03 PM
DANCEVIC won, muller retired

GustavoM_Fan
06-04-2008, 07:04 PM
so only Bopanna vs Stadler and Anderson vs Bamford left?

Delboy22
06-04-2008, 07:04 PM
DANCEVIC won, muller retired

Source please?

abraxas
06-04-2008, 07:05 PM
today it was played in outdoor acrylic. not in grass

http://www.atptennis.com/1/posting/2008/720/op.pdf

it was not indoor but outdoor

abraxas
06-04-2008, 07:06 PM
Source please?

my friend in at the court...

gagm
06-04-2008, 07:18 PM
Capdeville :help::bigcry::(

GustavoM_Fan
06-04-2008, 07:24 PM
Same for Zverev, I'd say.

not true. Boggo is good in grass also :shrug:

but Lugassy vs Qureshi yes

Minotaur
06-04-2008, 07:33 PM
Boggo is competitive on grass, yes, i guess he's won some grass challengers in GB

CooCooCachoo
06-04-2008, 07:33 PM
not true. Boggo is good in grass also :shrug:

but Lugassy vs Qureshi yes

Mischa is better on grass :shrug:

GustavoM_Fan
06-04-2008, 07:42 PM
yes, maybe is better but dont talk bad about boggin :mad: + zverev actual form is :help:

Haile Selassie
06-04-2008, 08:46 PM
Aisam :sad: :tape:
Good luck in doubles with Bopanna :D

Tobi
06-04-2008, 08:52 PM
Gilles :(

Hope just fatigue from last week.

Ivanatis
06-04-2008, 09:00 PM
Latest
Stephane Bohli (SUI) beat (4) Kei Nishikori (JPN) 4-1 retired (TO BE CONFIRMED)


Kei:sad:

I♥PsY@Mus!c
06-04-2008, 09:04 PM
Hope Gilles is only tired but not injured. :)

ae wowww
06-04-2008, 09:13 PM
Slow with the OOP!

GoMullerGo
06-04-2008, 09:31 PM
I am pretty sure that Gilles' knee is hurting after playing too many matches in a week..he's not used to it anymore...but I hope for fatigue

Tobi
06-04-2008, 10:07 PM
MAIN DRAW - After Wednesday

Marcos Baghdatis CYP [1/WC] d. [LL]Martin Fischer AUT 64 64
Robert Smeets AUS d. Paul Capdeville CHI 46 76(2) 76(5)
Alexander Slabinsky GBR [WC] vs. [Q]Noam Okun ISR 46 64 64
[Q]Frank Dancevic CAN vs. Gilles Muller LUX [7] 62 11 Ret.

Arnaud Clément FRA [3] vs. Andrey Golubev RUS 64 75
[Q]Rohan Bopanna IND d. Simon Stadler GER 75 76(5)
Gary Lugassy FRA vs. Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi PAK 57 76(4) 63
Edouard Roger-Vasselin FRA [8] d. Pavel Chekhov RUS 63 76(4)

Kevin Anderson RSA [5] vs. Tobias Kamke GER 62 62
Joshua Goodall GBR [WC] d. Brendan Evans USA 64 61
Alex Kuznetsov USA vs. Ryan Sweeting USA 36 64 64
Stéphane Bohli SUI vs. Kei Nishikori JPN [4] 51 Ret.

Philipp Petzschner GER [6] vs. Michail Elgin RUS 67(2) 64 63
Adrian Mannarino FRA d. Mikhail Kukushkin RUS 62 64
Harel Levy ISR d. Sergiy Stakhovsky UKR 64 64
Alex Bogdanovic GBR [WC] vs. Mischa Zverev GER [2] 62 63

Tobi
06-04-2008, 10:08 PM
Hopefully there were no injuries for Kai and Gilles.

Probably both left Izmir on Sunday night/Monday morning so thats just about fatigue,not injury.

soulage
06-04-2008, 10:10 PM
Grass or not grass tomorrow ?

Women seems to play on grass but not men !

OOP
http://www.atptennis.com/en/common/TrackIt.asp?file=http://www.atptennis.com/1/posting/2008/720/op.pdf

Count Zero
06-04-2008, 10:22 PM
men play on hard courts again. shame for boggo. grass is one of hsi best surfaces. i think you underestimate him on grass CooCoo, rmeber lat year he really pused roddick, he has also beaten ivo on grass in the past.
vs levy i think grass much better for him than outdoor :( stupid surbiton, no rain at all today and still the courts arent useable,. they dont desevre to kepp this event anyway.

ImmzB
06-04-2008, 10:24 PM
Come On Qureshi & Bopanna In The Doubles!!

ImmzB
06-04-2008, 10:33 PM
As Qureshi Is Playing Doubles Here...If He Goes Late Into The Event-(Saturday). Thats The Start Of The Qualifiying Draw In Halle & Queens..As They Have Wiped Out The SE For Both Tournaments...Any Way Of Qureshi Getting In To Any Of Those Tournaments??

Marksman
06-04-2008, 10:47 PM
As Qureshi Is Playing Doubles Here...If He Goes Late Into The Event-(Saturday). Thats The Start Of The Qualifiying Draw In Halle & Queens..As They Have Wiped Out The SE For Both Tournaments...Any Way Of Qureshi Getting In To Any Of Those Tournaments??

I guess he would have to play doubles at Surbiton, then play the qualifiers the same day at Queens, that's if he's even ranked high enough to do so?

Nice win for Alex today, really hope he can go far here.

Forever-Delayed
06-04-2008, 11:40 PM
Unlucky for Qureshi that this wasn't on grass as I think he'd have won otherwise... and unlucky in the tiebreak as well as the deciding point was a netcord from Lugassy.

Smeets saved at least 2 match points against Capdeville at 5-4 in the second set... may have been more but I only saw the match from this point onwards - Smeets led 5-1 in the third set, and had a 6-1 lead in the tiebreak, but Capeville got the double break back, including saving 3 match points, and then came back to 6-5 down on serve in the tiebreak, only to put a midcourt forehand in the net.

Zverev wasn't winning today regardless of surface - he just looked extremely average and although his volleys are good, he doesn't have a big enough serve to serve/volley well and his groundstrokes are too soft... plus his movement was poor today and Boggo totally outclassed him - getting 5 games was more then he deserved really, while Bogdanovic was the most impressive player on show today, other than maybe Baghdatis who looked very easy.

Proper reports up soon when I've finished typing them

EDIT: As the OOP doesn't state that they are on the outdoor hard courts, I think they are going to try and play on the grass at the NTC - can't be sure, but that's what I think might happen

lovetheunderdog
06-04-2008, 11:52 PM
two most enticing matchups in singles for tomorrow are Clement and Bopanna and Levy and Bogdanovic. If I could I would definetly make my way to England and watch those matches.

Forever-Delayed
06-05-2008, 12:05 AM
As the order of play for tomorrow doesn’t state that it is on outdoor hard, I’m tempted to say it could be on the grass tomorrow... not sure on this at all but today it was very clear that it wasn’t on grass, but tomorrow’s order of play does say that, so could be on the grass...

Bogdanovic vs. Zverev – How is Boggo ranked so low? It’s just unexplainable on the strength of this performance. He served well, his groundstrokes were impressive and got plenty of returns back, and was handy at the net as well. Only downside today was getting broken at 4-2 in the 2nd and not attacking the net enough when he had the chance, but more often than not he still won the point.

Boggo cruised through the first set, breaking at 3-2 and 5-2, and Zverev didn’t look up too much at all. He’s got a nice game, but has no power at all which makes him easy to play against. Boggo barely lost a point on serve and was moving Zverev around the court very nicely indeed, often taking him side to side to draw him out of court and either find an error from him or set up the winner down the line, which worked time and time again.

Boggo was also winning the slice to slice rallies as well which was good to see, and Zverev looked to have a good command of it and fits well with him game. Boggo was just better than him in all departments and its difficult to see how Zverev has managed to get so high, although he does look a nice doubles player

Boggo had to save break points at 2-2 and saved 1 with an ace, before breaking in the next game to go 4-2.... but gifted the break back with a double fault and a few errors, although a lovely backhand from Zverev got the break, leading to us thinking here we go again. He’d just started missing the lines were he was hitting beforehand, and Zverev hit a few winners, but about the only time in the match where he did so regularly.

But Boggo broke straight back and the served it out, and finished with a forehand winner to get the win to the delight of the crowd, who included Gilbert, Mike Rapheal, Peter Lungdren, and quite of few players as well who were pleased to see him win.

Very impressive today and possibly the best player on show, although Baghdatis barely looked to be trying in his match, which makes you wonder how he’s outside the top 250 – plays like this rest of the week and he’ll win the event (or at least reach the final and give Baghdatis a good test). Boggo had a big smile on him the rest of the day, so this win meant a lot to him and showed he can compete at this level – looking forward to some positive press for him after this win (and we know that a lot of the media read this site so you’ve got no excuse not to report it...) and he looks in good form going into the grass court season.

Goodall vs. Evans – we were expecting a few tie breaks with both men being huge servers, but thankfully this didn’t happen as Goodall was very good and crushed Evans. Goodall’s serve was huge today and I don’t think Evans got anywhere near a deuce, and his forehand looked pretty massive as well.

He broke very early in set 1 and held the break easily throughout the set, and possibly could have broken again at 3-5 where he had 2 set points. He broke in the first game of the second set as well and that was it for Evans as he looked to have given up as he couldn’t get anywhere near breaking serve.

Evans came out wearing sun cream on his face, but barely lasted an hour on court so very optimistic from him! And I think Brad Gilbert looked happier with this win than Boggo’s, almost like he expected Boggo to win but this win surprised him, although Goodall put a great performance in here.

Anderson vs. Bamford – Bamford’s weaknesses were exposed here quite easily as he just doesn’t hit the ball hard enough to challenge the top players – if he’s ever going to make it at singles level than he has to find some more pace from somewhere. That said, he did quite well here despite losing 2 and 2 as he got into the Anderson serve quite a lot.

Bamford went 5-0 down in the first set and was hopeless until this point, but found a way to break back once he’s got a read on the serve, and from then on threatened to break each time but just couldn’t do it, having break points in 3 out of 4 games in the second set.

Bamford looked quite good when he sliced the ball in low as that seemed to trouble Anderson, so that tactic if used effectively on the grass could well be his undoing, as he has a huge serve and forehand, but struggles, as you’d expect for a tall man with the low ball.

Slabinsky vs. Okun – Only saw part of this match but it looked to be very close and I couldn’t call a winner in it (I’m writing this on the train without knowledge of the final score). Slabba has a big serve and a big forehand, but the problem for him is so does most of the top 200 so he needs something more to his game as the backhand and the return let him down a little bit.

He could have broken at 2-2 and 3-3, but Okun saved break points the first time with a big serve and then served his way out of the trouble from 0-30 next time, as did Slabba at 3-4. At 4-5 he fell 30-40 down though after a double fault and a silly error.... but DID NOT LOSE THE POINT AT SET POINT.

Slabba and Okun were in a long rally, with Slabba hitting some deep forehands which were landing on the baseline (and clearly on the baseline), when suddenly Okun walks towards the net and the umpire calls ‘Game and first set Okun’. Apparently one of the forehands was long, but it wasn’t, and I don’t even think he made a call of out.

Slabba was not impressed and threw his racquet to the floor before arguing with the umpire about it, telling him how wrong he was, but responded positively by breaking Okun at the start of the 2nd set and looked really pumped up to win the match – as a prediction I think he’ll turn it around and win in 3 with Okun getting very frustrated.

Seems the prediction was right in the end and Slabba did get the win... great win for him and to recover for the horrible way he lost the first set as well shows character.

Other matches – Capdeville vs. Smeets was a surprising classic with both men choking badly... Capdeville led 6-4, *5-4 and had at least 2 match points when serving for it... it could be more as the game seemed to go on forever before I went to watch it. Smeets then led *1-5 in the 3rd, but threw away both the breaks and wasted 3 match points in the process. Smeets then led 6-1* in the tiebreak, but Capdeville got it back to 6-5 and had saved 7 match points... only for put a midcourt forehand into the net to lose the match.

Smeets.... it’s very easy to see how he got just 1 game of Berdych last week...

Baghdatis looked very easy, although wanted to be off court a bit too quick and got broken the first time he served for the match. Never looked under any pressure and was far too good for Fischer, who played a good match for him, but Baghdatis had extra gears when he needed them.

Clement still shows signs of his quality, but the serve isn’t what it was and got broken 4 times, and it was the quality of his returns that won him the match – always putting Golubev under pressure, but expected an easier win than what he had.

Petzschner will be wishing for a return to the grass soon as he doesn’t look at all happy on the acrylic, but his serve/volley game would work well on grass, but today was very unimpressive and could well have lost to Elgin who’s got nothing in his game.

d_s
06-05-2008, 01:50 AM
Frank :D

Australian_Matt
06-05-2008, 02:41 AM
Smeets :D Great fighting after last week's flogging.

aussie_fan
06-05-2008, 04:37 AM
smeets :lol: good win though, hopefully he can keep going now

CooCooCachoo
06-05-2008, 06:02 AM
Thanks for the great report!

Getta
06-05-2008, 07:44 AM
As the order of play for tomorrow doesn’t state that it is on outdoor hard, I’m tempted to say it could be on the grass tomorrow... not sure on this at all but today it was very clear that it wasn’t on grass, but tomorrow’s order of play does say that, so could be on the grass...


Great report. :yeah:

GoMullerGo
06-05-2008, 08:40 AM
Muller gave up because of problems with his hip

GiulioAxe
06-05-2008, 10:03 AM
Great report Forever-Delayed :yeah:
thanks

DragonForce8
06-05-2008, 10:34 AM
any new score from UK???

Count Zero
06-05-2008, 12:01 PM
dont think there will be any updates today :(
if i find anyout i'll post here

Genesis
06-05-2008, 01:54 PM
still no scores?

algy
06-05-2008, 02:15 PM
Harel Levy beat Alex Bogdanovic 7-5 7-5.

Score by SMS from Harel.

Haile Selassie
06-05-2008, 02:40 PM
Thanks for the reports :wavey:

Metafizicar
06-05-2008, 02:48 PM
Harel Levy beat Alex Bogdanovic 7-5 7-5.

Score by SMS from Harel.

Can you ask Harel for the rest of the scores?:)

GiulioAxe
06-05-2008, 03:46 PM
Robert Smeets (AUS) bt Marcos Baghdatis (CYP) w/o

Stéphane Bohli (SUI) bt Alex Kuznetsov (USA) 6-4 7-6 (7-4)

(5) Kevin Anderson (RSA) bt Joshua Goodall (GBR) 7-5 6-4

(8) Edouard Roger-Vasselin (FRA) bt Gary Lugassy (FRA) 7-5 7-6 (7-5)

MaxxIM
06-05-2008, 03:56 PM
Hi !
Friends, please,result ???

Levy H. - Bogdanovic A.
Petzschner P. - Mannarino A.
Kuznetsov A. - Bohli S.

Snowwy
06-05-2008, 03:57 PM
Baghdatis gave a WO?

CooCooCachoo
06-05-2008, 03:58 PM
:sobbing: Alex K

:yeah: Doud :worship:

MaxxIM
06-05-2008, 04:04 PM
Petzschner P. - Mannarino A. ????????

tenisofanas
06-05-2008, 04:14 PM
Baghdatis gave a WO?

They start in game, or no?

dancy_fan
06-05-2008, 04:16 PM
Franks score please

MaxxIM
06-05-2008, 04:25 PM
They start in game, or no?

Baghdatis M. - Smeets R. NE IGRA SE

It"s POST-ed.

Shott
06-05-2008, 04:35 PM
Frank Dancevic (Can) bt Alexander Slabinsky (Gbr) 6-2 6-1

(3) Arnaud Clement (Fra) bt Rohan Bopanna (Ind) 6-2 7-5

Eva Kas-Jacobson
06-05-2008, 04:38 PM
Kuznetsov - Bohli 4:6 6:7
Lugassy - Roger-Vass 5:7 6:7

Eva Kas-Jacobson
06-05-2008, 04:39 PM
Dancevic :)

vamos Petz