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Franko Skugor cheering thread

networthy
04-29-2008, 08:51 PM
C'mon, Croats, let's give Franko some love. He's from Sibenik and is 20 years old (born on September 20, 1987). Like Antonio Veic (see that thread, which I started recently), he had a fairly unremarkable junior career but has been moving steadily up the pro rankings:

End of 2003: Unranked
End of 2004: 1463
End of 2005: 913
End of 2006: 585
End of 2007: 449
Current: 364 (career-high ranking)

As you can see, he just reached a new career-high ranking (on April 28, 2008). He has very few ranking points to defend before November 2008, so he should continue to move and could break into the top 300 with just one or two very good results.

Good luck, Franko!

Deathless Mortal
04-29-2008, 09:13 PM
I don't like his game-style. But good luck to him as well.

networthy
04-30-2008, 01:48 AM
I don't like his game-style. But good luck to him as well.

What's his game like? I've never seen him play...

I guess the fact that he's Croatian is enough for me! :yeah:

Blue Heart24
04-30-2008, 02:05 PM
What's his game like? I've never seen him play...

I guess the fact that he's Croatian is enough for me! :yeah:

He is hitting bombs from all sides but with million UE's and he's pretty brainless as well.
Good luck anyway :lol:

networthy
06-20-2008, 03:03 AM
Franko has reached the QFs of this week's challenger in Italy. In the first round he beat Motomura 62 57 75. In the second he beat the #7 seed, Kravchuk, 75 26 40 ret. With that result he'll move up to a career-high ranking of 335-340.

networthy
06-20-2008, 07:59 PM
Word is Franko beat Tkalec today, 63 36 61, to advance to the semis. This is a big result for Franko: 24 ranking points (the second best in his career), which will move him up to a new career-high ranking of around 315 (from 361 today).

In the semis he'll play another Slovenian, Zemlja, the #8 seed. Best of luck to Franko, and congratulations so far.

networthy
06-23-2008, 12:23 AM
New career-high ranking this week for Franko: #310. He started the year at #449 so that's a nice move up for him so far in 2008.

networthy
08-19-2008, 09:39 AM
Franko is in the qualy draw of the US Open (the only male Croat in qualies). Better yet, he has a winnable first match. He plays a wildcard, American Michael McClune. McClune is 18 years old and is ranked 341 (which is also his career-high rank).

Good luck, Frano. Make us proud!

networthy
08-21-2008, 05:40 AM
Did anyone notice that Franko won his first-round quali match at the US Open today? He beat McClune 63 64.

His next match will be much tougher. It's against Thierry Ascione (#138; career high: #81). I'll be very impressed if Franko can win.

Good luck, Franko!

croat123
08-21-2008, 01:12 PM
he played very well. i thought that was one of the more entertaining matches of the first round

Deathless Mortal
08-21-2008, 01:37 PM
I noticed it. :p
Would be a real surprise if he beats Ascione.

petar_pan
01-04-2009, 12:58 PM
all the best for skugor in this year.

--Aussie--
05-02-2010, 01:17 PM
he is in good form. he was in one challenger qf and now he is in atp belgrade md.
in qualies he easily defeated vemic, pashanski and arnaboldi.

--Aussie--
07-12-2010, 12:17 PM
franko past qualies in bastad without droping a set.
gl in md :worship:

--Aussie--
07-12-2010, 01:50 PM
Unlucky with draw again. He could play against other Q or Robert and he drew Istomin.
Really not fair considering he won has matches in qualies 63 60, 61 60 and 61 62.
GL Franko!

--Aussie--
07-13-2010, 03:38 PM
Franko def. Istomin 7-6 7-6, amazing :bounce:

B.z.A.
07-15-2010, 04:39 PM
Franko Franko Franko !!

croat123
07-16-2010, 02:19 AM
i'm impressed :)

networthy
07-20-2010, 04:27 AM
This week Franko jumps up 88 places to reach a new CH ranking: #281.

After an awful slump last year, he's back on track and the future looks very bright for him.

--Aussie--
07-20-2010, 02:22 PM
He was injured last year.

B.z.A.
07-22-2010, 08:28 AM
Hope he gets MD WC for Umag, or just play Quallies!

petar_pan
07-22-2010, 09:59 AM
Hope he gets MD WC for Umag, or just play Quallies!
:yeah:

i would give one WC to him, than to dodig, veic, and to junniors pavic and delic

B.z.A.
07-22-2010, 11:19 AM
:yeah:

i would give one WC to him, than to dodig, veic, and to junniors pavic and delic

:worship::wavey:

Ad Wim
08-06-2010, 08:09 AM
Very good run he's having, he's in the SF of Beijing now. Shitty tournament BTW, but good for points.

B.z.A.
08-06-2010, 09:23 PM
Very good run he's having, he's in the SF of Beijing now. Shitty tournament BTW, but good for points.

he havnt lost a set, gained some money, and if he wins he will have 100 points. Thats awesome! Playing tomorrow for place in final, 09:00 CET!

B.z.A.
08-07-2010, 09:16 AM
Franko won!!!
6-2 4-6 6-3

Ad Wim
08-07-2010, 10:40 AM
Nice, could be top 200! I guess he takes some weeks after this run. Don't see him in entry lists the coming weeks.

B.z.A.
08-07-2010, 02:09 PM
Nice, could be top 200! I guess he takes some weeks after this run. Don't see him in entry lists the coming weeks.

he pulled out from all of them. He will play US qualies!

Ad Wim
08-07-2010, 04:56 PM
But that's only in 3 weeks, hope he plays one tournament in between, now he is on fire...

B.z.A.
08-07-2010, 05:13 PM
But that's only in 3 weeks, hope he plays one tournament in between, now he is on fire...

True! :)

Doomach777
08-24-2010, 04:01 PM
Skugor have a good chance to qualify for USO!

Ad Wim
08-25-2010, 10:19 AM
Solid first round win aginst Salamanca. Keep it up!

Ad Wim
10-12-2010, 01:28 PM
He played again after a few weeks off and scored a good win against in form Kravchuk :yeah:

Ad Wim
10-24-2010, 01:48 PM
Disappointing loss against Copil in Vienna qualis.

Greco
04-16-2013, 12:10 AM
CH. Mexico City 35.000 $ + H

1. round qual
F. Skugor [8] (548) - L. Barrientos (-) 63 61

2. round qual
F. Skugor [8] (548) - H. Lee (842) 61 63

3. round qual
F. Skugor [8] (548) - E. Crepaldi (561) 63 60

Greco
04-17-2013, 12:08 AM
1. round

F. Skugor def. E. Tello 61 62

Greco
09-27-2013, 04:27 AM
CH Orleans 106,500 $

1R
Skugor/ Berankis - Struff/ Copil 76 67 10-8

QF
Skugor/ Berankis - Brown/ Marx [1] 76 75

SF
Skugor/ Berankis - Skupski/Skupski [3]// Bachinger/Berrer

Greco
09-29-2013, 02:45 AM
SF
Skugor/ Berankis - Skupski/Skupski [3] 64 76:bounce:

F
Skugor/ Berankis - Marchenko/ Stakhovsky // Bemelmans/Malisse

Greco
09-29-2013, 08:10 PM
Lost 57 36 :sad:

Greco
11-02-2013, 01:58 AM
CH Geneva 64,000 $ + H

1R
Skugor/ Stadler - Ehrat/ Laaksonen [wc] 64 62

2R
Skugor/ Stadler - Elgin/ Mertinak [3] 76 64

SF
Skugor/ Stadler - Mergea/ Marach [1]

Greco
02-10-2014, 03:53 AM
CH Bergamo 42,500 $ + H
1R Q F. Skugor (656) - G. Mager [wc] (944) 64 76
2R Q F. Skugor (656) - D. Molchanov [5] (317) 64 76
3R Q F. Skugor (656) - M. Trevisano (346)

1R MD A. Pavic/ Skugor - Viola/ Cipolla

networthy
04-20-2014, 01:34 AM
Sarasota CH doubles final: R-Hidalgo/Skugor vs Draganja/Kontinen.

Skugor and Draganja should team up :)

Greco
06-03-2014, 01:55 AM
CH Arad $35,000 + H
1R Q : F. Skugor (1229) - D. Petrovic (581) 67 61 62
2R Q : F. Skugor (1229) - D. Kuzmanov [8] (550) 76 61
3R Q : F. Skugor (1229) - D. Munoz de la Nava [1] (304) 76 64

1R MD :
F. Skugor [q] (1229) - G. Andreozzi [7] (148)
Veic/ Skugor [3] - Riba/ Cuevas

RonaldGomez
06-03-2014, 03:24 PM
Good to see him back in a challenger MD.

I remember him as a decent prospect but plagued by injuries. How is he feeling nowadays ?

Greco
06-04-2014, 02:16 PM
CH Arad $35,000 + H 1R MD :

F. Skugor [q] (1229) - G. Andreozzi [7] (148)


36 63 76(3) :woohoo:

Greco
06-06-2014, 09:12 PM
CH Arad $35,000 + H SF
Veic/ Skugor [3] - Dzumhur/ Setkic 64 61
Androic/ Mektic [4] - Albot/ Sitak [1] 36 46

F
Veic/ Skugor [3] - Albot/ Sitak [1]

Second final in a row for Veja and Skugor here in Arad :)

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Greco
06-07-2014, 07:57 PM
64 76 !!

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