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Week 36: Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands [Winner: Simon Greul]

CooCooCachoo
07-08-2008, 07:53 AM
Week 36: TEAN International [Alphen aan den Rijn]

http://www.smitsbouwbedrijf.nl/includes/getpic.php?table=cincms_refs_images&id=257


Location: Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands
Type: €42.5K
Surface: Clay
Date: September 1 - 7
2007 Champion: Jesse Huta Galung [NED].

Tournament website: http://www.teaninternational.nl/

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:

Navarro, Ivan ESP 73
Haase, Robin NED 90
Karanusic, Roko CRO 94
Berlocq, Carlos ARG 123
Huta Galung, Jesse NED 144
Golubev, Andrey KAZ 161
Luczak, Peter AUS 170
Lopez Jaen, Miguel Angel ESP 173
Riba, Pere ESP 193
Middelkoop, Matwe NED 201
Greul, Simon GER 206
Vicente, Fernando ESP 208
Niland, Conor IRL 229
De Bakker, Thiemo NED 248
Pospisil, Jaroslav CZE 250
Klein, Brydan AUS 254
Norman, Dick BEL 259
Gensse, Augustin FRA 263
Fornell, Marc ESP 271
Todero, Nicolas ARG 273
Cakl, Tomas CZE 278
Minar, Jan CZE 288

Alternates:


1. Armstrong, Miles AUS 289
2. Masson, Jeroen BEL 296
3. Wessels, Peter NED 300
4. Junaid, Rameez AUS 301
5. Tkalec, Marko SLO 303
6. Westerhof, Boy NED 319
7. Bastl, George SUI 327
8. Koning, Michel NED 333
9. @ Wiltschnig, Herbert AUT 333
10. Matsui, Toshihide JPN 337
11. Patriarca, Damian ARG 339
12. Trujillo-Soler, Gabriel ESP 342
13. Gojowczyk, Peter GER 343
14. Juska, Andis LAT 349
15. Arnaboldi, Andrea ITA 352

CooCooCachoo
07-08-2008, 08:39 AM
FIRST QUALIFYING ROUND

Marco Crugnola ITA [1] has a Bye
Philippe Oudshoorn NED vs. Mark Vervoort NED | 6-3 6-2
David Estruch ESP vs. Gergely Pribranszki HUN | 6-0 6-1
Bart Beks NED [5] vs. Dave de Graaf NED | 6-3 6-3

Iņigo Cervantes ESP [2] vs. Alexander Blom AHO | 6-3 6-2
Menno van der Zweep NED vs. Roy Bruggeling NED | 6-4 6-3
Lennert van der Linden NED vs. Bart Brons NED | 6-0 6-0
Stephan Fransen NED vs. Roel Oostdam NED [7] | 6-2 6-7 7-6

Stefano Ianni ITA [3] vs. Jeroen Camfferman NED | 6-1 6-0
Rene de Hooghe NED [WC] vs. Michal Nevrela NED | 3-6 7-5 6-4
Maxime Bonami FRA vs. Gys Peelen NED | 6-0 6-4
Tristan Farron-Mahon IRL vs. Peter Lucassen NED [6] | 2-6 6-1 6-4

Photos Kallias CYP [4] vs. Martijn van Haasteren AHO | 6-3 6-2
Bas van der Valk NED vs. Niko Trkulja AUS | 6-2 6-3
James McGee IRL vs. Daniel Tjondronegoro NED | 6-3 6-1
Xander Spong NED vs. Remko de Rijke NED [8] | 6-4 3-6 7-6 (9)

SECOND QUALIFYING ROUND

Marco Crugnola ITA [1] vs. Philippe Oudshoorn NED | 6-2 6-2
David Estruch ESP vs. Bart Beks NED [5]
Iņigo Cervantes ESP [2] vs. Menno van der Zweep NED
Lennert van der Linden NED vs. Stephan Fransen NED

Stefano Ianni ITA [3] vs. Rene de Hooghe NED [WC]
Maxime Bonami FRA vs. Tristan Farron-Mahon IRL
Photos Kallias CYP [4] vs. Bas van der Valk NED
James McGee IRL vs. Xander Spong NED

FINAL QUALIFYING ROUND

Marco Crugnola ITA [1] vs. Bart Beks NED [5] | 6-2 Ret.
Iņigo Cervantes ESP [2] vs. Stephan Fransen NED | 7-6 (3) 7-5
Stefano Ianni ITA [3] vs. Tristan Farron-Mahon IRL | 3-6 7-6 (3) 6-4
James McGee IRL vs. Bas van der Valk NED | 7-6 6-3

CooCooCachoo
07-08-2008, 08:39 AM
FIRST ROUND

Ivan Navarro ESP [1] vs. Enrico Burzi ITA | 6-3 3-6 6-3
Miles Armstrong AUS vs. Jeroen Masson BEL | 6-4 7-5
Michel Koning NED vs. Romano Frantzen NED [WC] | 6-4 6-1
Miguel Angel Lopez Jaen ESP [6] vs. Augustin Gensse FRA | 6-3 6-7 (1) 6-4

Jesse Huta Galung NED [3] vs. Tim van Terheijden NED [WC] | 6-3 6-4
Matwé Middelkoop NED vs. Jaroslav Pospisil CZE | 6-3 4-6 5-1 Ret.
Thiemo De Bakker NED vs. Conor Niland IRL | 6-4 6-4
Fernando Vicente ESP [8] vs. Thomas Schoorel NED [WC] | 6-4 6-4
Nick van der Meer NED [WC] vs. Peter Luczak AUS [5]| 6-3 6-2
Peter Wessels NED vs. Stefano Ianni ITA [Q] | 6-3 6-2
Iñigo Cervantes ESP [Q] vs. James McGee IRL [Q] | 6-3 6-3
Andrey Golubev KAZ [4] vs. Rameez Junaid AUS | 6-4 6-4

Pere Riba ESP [7] vs. Tomas Cakl CZE | 7-5 6-2
Dick Norman BEL vs. Marco Crugnola ITA [Q] | 7-5 6-2
Simon Greul GER vs. Boy Westerhof NED | 6-2 7-5
Marc Fornell ESP vs. Bas van der Valk NED [LL] | 7-6 (5) 6-2

SECOND ROUND

Ivan Navarro ESP [1] vs. Miles Armstrong AUS | 6-2 6-2
Michel Koning NED vs. Miguel Angel Lopez Jaen ESP [6] | 7-6 (4) 6-2
Jesse Huta Galung NED [3] vs. Matwé Middelkoop NED | 7-5 2-6 6-2
Thiemo De Bakker NED vs. Fernando Vicente ESP [8] | 6-3 6-3

Peter Wessels NED vs. Nick van der Meer NED [WC] | 3-6 6-1 6-2
Andrey Golubev KAZ [4] vs. Iñigo Cervantes ESP [Q] | 4-6 6-4 6-2
Pere Riba ESP [7] vs. Dick Norman BEL | 6-4 7-5
Simon Greul GER vs. Marc Fornell ESP | 6-3 6-4

QUARTER FINALS

Ivan Navarro ESP [1] vs. Michel Koning NED
Jesse Huta Galung NED [3] vs. Thiemo De Bakker NED | 6-3 3-6 7-5
Andrey Golubev KAZ [4] vs. Peter Wessels NED | 6-2 6-2
Pere Riba ESP [7] vs. Simon Greul GER

CooCooCachoo
07-08-2008, 08:40 AM
DOUBLES | FIRST ROUND

Junaid & Marx [AUS/GER, 1] vs. Fransen & Frantzen [NED] | 6-4 6-0
Fornell & Vicente [ESP] vs. Cervantes & Riba [ESP] | 6-1 6-3
De Bakker & Wessels [NED] vs. Pospisil & Westerhof [CZE/NED, 4]| Walkover
Koning & Van Haasteren [NED/AHO] vs. Mankad & Raja | 6-4 7-5

Beks & Middelkoop [NED] vs. [I]Spong & Van Terheijden [NED, WC] | 6-3 6-1
Lopez Jaen & Navarro [ESP, 3] vs. Berlocq & Burzi [ARG/ITA] | Walkover
De Rijke & Lucassen [NED, WC] vs. Crugnola & Ianni | 6-3 6-3
Auckland & Norman [GBR/BEL, 2] vs. [I]Bruggeling & Van der Valk [NED, WC] | 6-4 6-3

DOUBLES | QUARTER FINALS

Junaid & Marx [AUS/GER, 1] vs. Fornell & Vicente [ESP] | 6-3 6-2
De Bakker & Wessels [NED] vs. Koning & Van Haasteren [NED/AHO]
Beks & Middelkoop [NED] vs. Lopez Jaen & Navarro [ESP, 3]
Auckland & Norman [GBR/BEL, 2] vs. De Rijke & Lucassen [NED, WC] | 6-2 6-2

CooCooCachoo
07-08-2008, 08:51 AM
Jesse Huta Galung is more than likely to be defending his title here.

Persbericht Alphen aan den Rijn, 3 juni 2008

Brenda Schultz benaderd voor TEAN International Tennis Tournament

Haar ster zal kunnen stralen in het TEAN International Tennis Tournament tussen de jonge talenten. Toernooidirecteur Henk Hamming heeft Brenda Schultz-McCarthy benaderd voor deelname aan de Challenger in Alphen aan den Rijn tijdens de eerste week van september. Voor de veterane met de verwoestende opslag, (haar wereldrecord staat op 209,2 km per uur) ligt een wildcard klaar, tenzij haar ranking toereikend is.

Brenda Schultz (37) was meer dan tien jaar de hoogst gerangschikte Nederlandse speelster op de wereldranglijst. Zij won zeven WTA-toernooien in het enkelspel. Twee jaar geleden maakte zij haar rentree na een lange blessureperiode.

TEAN International voor vrouwen is opgewaardeerd naar een prijzengeld van 25.000 dollar. Aranxta Rus uit Monster, Nederlands rijzende ster, is de titelverdedigster.

Voor het toernooi bij de mannen, die opnieuw strijden om 42.500 euro, heeft Jesse Huta Galung uit Hillegom in principe toegezegd zijn titel te komen verdedigen in het gezelligste tennistoernooi van Nederland met talloze fans rond het centre court van het Alphens tennispark.

http://teaninternational.nl/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=149&Itemid=78

CooCooCachoo
08-09-2008, 07:31 AM
Robin Haase will play.

Nederlands nummer één Robin Haase in TEAN International


De nummer één van het Nederlandse toptennis, Robin Haase, is vastgelegd door de
toernooidirectie van TEAN International Tennis Tournament en heeft toegezegd te zullen inschrijven voor de Challenger in Alphen aan den Rijn met 50.000 dollar aan prijzengeld. Alleen wanneer Robin in het US Open te New York tot de derde ronde weet door te dringen, zal hij niet deelnemen.

De komst van de 21-jarige Hagenaar is mogelijk gemaakt door Bouwfonds Ontwikkeling, één van de hoofdsponsors van het toptennistoernooi in het Groene Hart van Nederland voor zowel mannen als vrouwen. Tevens zal hij zijn medewerking verlenen aan diverse promotionele activiteiten.

Met de komst van Robin Haase is het zo goed als zeker dat het volledige Nederlandse Davis Cupteam in Alphen zal spelen in de aanloop naar de promotie/degradatiewedstrijd tegen Zuid-Korea in Apeldoorn van 19-21 september. Titelverdediger Jesse Huta Galung heeft eerder toegezegd te zullen terugkeren. Verwacht wordt namelijk dat spelers als Thiemo de Bakker, Peter Wessels en Melle van Gemerden eveneens zullen inschrijven.

Toernooidirecteur Henk Hamming toonde zich zeer verguld met de komst van Robin Haase. ,,Met een speler van zijn kaliber wint ons gezellige toernooi nog meer aan allure. Geweldig dat hij meedoet.”

Robin Haase stond eind april van dit jaar 56ste op de wereldranglijst. Een meniscusoperatie in juli wierp hem enigszins terug, doordat hij onder andere zijn punten uit Amersfoort waar hij in 2007 de halve eindstrijd bereikte niet kon verdedigen. Dit jaar versloeg Haase een aantal spelers van naam: de Brit Andy Murray in Rotterdam, de Kroaat Ivan Ljubicic in Melbourne, de Rus Marat Safin in Valencia en de Fransman Sebastien Grosjean in de finale van de Challenger in Sunrise.

http://www.teaninternational.nl/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=168&Itemid=76

Super-Fabio
08-13-2008, 04:56 AM
Main Draw
Berlocq, Carlos ARG 123 Lopez Jaen, Miguel Angel ESP 173
Cakl, Tomas CZE 278 Luczak, Peter AUS 170
De Bakker, Thiemo NED 248 Middelkoop, Matwe NED 201
Fornell, Marc ESP 271 Minar, Jan CZE 288
Gensse, Augustin FRA 263 Navarro, Ivan ESP 73
Golubev, Andrey KAZ 161 Niland, Conor IRL 229
Greul, Simon GER 206 Norman, Dick BEL 259
Haase, Robin NED 90 Pospisil, Jaroslav CZE 250
Huta Galung, Jesse NED 144 Riba, Pere ESP 193
Karanusic, Roko CRO 94 Todero, Nicolas ARG 273
Klein, Brydan AUS 254 Vicente, Fernando ESP 208
________________________________________
Alternates
1. Armstrong, Miles AUS 289
2. Masson, Jeroen BEL 296
3. Wessels, Peter NED 300
4. Junaid, Rameez AUS 301
5. Tkalec, Marko SLO 303
6. Westerhof, Boy NED 319
7. Bastl, George SUI 327
8. Koning, Michel NED 333
9. @ Wiltschnig, Herbert AUT 333
10. Matsui, Toshihide JPN 337
11. Patriarca, Damian ARG 339
12. Trujillo-Soler, Gabriel ESP 342
13. Gojowczyk, Peter GER 343
14. Juska, Andis LAT 349
15. Arnaboldi, Andrea ITA 352

CooCooCachoo
08-13-2008, 05:03 AM
:yawn: :yawn: :yawn:

I am very disappointed :(

Davidcuervacho
08-14-2008, 06:02 PM
Good luck Charly Berlocq and Nicolas Todero :D

CooCooCachoo
08-15-2008, 07:01 PM
Someone at the tourney seems to think that Vicente hasn't played for an entire year, and has now started his comeback :unsure:

De Fransman Augustin Gensse, vorig jaar als qualifier verliezend finalist tegen Jesse Huta Galung, keert terug in Alphen aan den Rijn bij de 101-jarige tennisvereniging TEAN. Andere gereputeerde spelers zijn de Australiër Peter Luczak, de Belg Dick Norman, de Tsjech Jaroslav Pospisil, de Argentijn Carlos Berlocq en de Spanjaard Fernando Vicente. De laatste is aan een comeback bezig, na een heel jaar zonder wedstrijden. Vicente stond ooit 29ste op de ATP-lijst en behaalde drie zeges in ATP-toernooien.

Someone hasn't been paying attention :haha:

Raul
08-17-2008, 11:31 PM
Carlos Berlocq ;)

CooCooCachoo
08-30-2008, 03:41 PM
Haase is out:

Robin Haase heeft zich teruggetrokken voor de TEAN International. De Hagenaar heeft nog te veel last van zijn rechterknie. Zeven weken geleden heeft hij een meniscusoperatie ondergaan, waardoor hij ook de US Open moest missen. ‘Ik was graag gekomen en keek er naar uit, maar ik ben er nog niet klaar voor. Ik train wel alweer, maar ik heb nog geen enkele sprint kunnen trekken. Alphen komt net iets te vroeg voor mij. Ik mag niets riskeren’, aldus Haase. Het toernooi gedoteerd met 42,500 euro is extra belangrijk voor de Nederlanders die in aanmerking komen voor de Davis Cup-selectie. Twee weken na dit toernooi staat de DC-ontmoeting met Zuid-Korea op het programma, in Apeldoorn. Het is niet zeker of Haase hiervoor wel op tijd fit is. Martin Verkerk is in ieder geval nog geblesseerd.

He is still struggling with a right knee injury. Even though he is already practising again, he's not yet fit.

CooCooCachoo
08-30-2008, 03:42 PM
Alphen: (One of 2 SE Spots cleared)
OUT: Haase, Karanusic, Klein, J.Minar, Todero (and Tkalec, Bastl, Wiltschnig, Matsui, Patriarca, Trujillo Soler, Gojowczyk, Juska from ALT)
IN: Armstrong, Masson, Wessels, Junaid, Westerhof, Koning

CooCooCachoo
08-30-2008, 03:43 PM
:yawn: ²

But I'll probably be here on Monday and Tuesday.

Kanjer
08-30-2008, 06:13 PM
Aaah, what a pitty that no one knows something about the qualifications, that will start on sunday... :sad: I want to go tommorow, but of course would like to know first how many matches and who I can expect... :zzz:

Kanjer
08-30-2008, 06:19 PM
Ohhh, now I understand why... sign in closes at 9 pm local time today... I just have to be patient :bounce:

CooCooCachoo
08-30-2008, 06:31 PM
Aaah, what a pitty that no one knows something about the qualifications, that will start on sunday... :sad: I want to go tommorow, but of course would like to know first how many matches and who I can expect... :zzz:

Yes, qualies draws are always made at 21:00. But it can take quite some time before they are online on the ATP site.

sabrina468
08-30-2008, 07:06 PM
i'm waiting for the qualies draw too.. The tournament website says that the sign-in ends @ 21:00. So i expect the draw in like 30 minutes or so....

CooCooCachoo
08-30-2008, 07:24 PM
Yeah, it should come within the next 30 minutes. I really hope some interesting players sign in :scared:

sabrina468
08-30-2008, 07:29 PM
hope so too. I think i will be going anyway, but it would be nice anyway if i at least recognize some of the qualifiers ; )

CooCooCachoo
08-30-2008, 08:05 PM
QUALIFYING DRAW

Marco Crugnola ITA [1] has a Bye
Philippe Oudshoorn NED vs. Mark Vervoort NED
Gergely Pribranszki HUN vs. David Estruch ESP
Dave de Graaf NED vs. Bart Beks NED [5]

Iñigo Cervantes ESP [2] vs. Alexander Blom AHO
Menno van der Zweep NED vs. Roy Bruggeling NED
Lennert van der Linden NED vs. Bart Brons NED
Stephan Fransen NED vs. Roel Oostdam NED [7]

Stefano Ianni ITA [3] vs. Jeroen Camfferman NED
Rene de Hooghe NED [WC] vs. Michal Nevrela NED
Gys Peelen NED vs. Maxime Bonami FRA
Tristan Farron-Mahon IRL vs. Peter Lucassen NED [6]

Photos Kallias CYP [4] vs. Martijn van Haasteren AHO
Bas van der Valk NED vs. Niko Trkulja AUS
James McGee IRL vs. Daniel Tjondronegoro NED
Xander Spong NED vs. Remko de Rijke NED [8]

CooCooCachoo
08-30-2008, 08:06 PM
Good Luck:

Marco Crugnola
Stephan Fransen
Stefano Ianni
Peter Lucassen

sabrina468
08-30-2008, 08:21 PM
wow that is one bad qualifing field:mad:
How is it possible that the number 7 seed is out of the top 1000 !!!!!!! :eek::eek::eek:
Where are all the foreign people? With a few exceptions all of the players are dutch..
I think i won't go, maybe better on tuesday or something when the main draw starts... Hope that one is better:rolleyes:

Zirconek
08-30-2008, 09:07 PM
wow that is one bad qualifing field:mad:
How is it possible that the number 7 seed is out of the top 1000 !!!!!!! :eek::eek::eek:
Where are all the foreign people? With a few exceptions all of the players are dutch..
I think i won't go, maybe better on tuesday or something when the main draw starts... Hope that one is better:rolleyes:

I guess most players ranked 300-1000 prefer playing futures where they can collect points instead of trying to qualify to a Challenger where they will have very few chances to grab a point.

Hope you enjoy the main draw matches :)

Super-Fabio
08-31-2008, 07:30 AM
Alphen: (Both SE Spots cleared)
OUT: Haase, Karanusic, Klein, J.Minar, Todero (and Tkalec, Bastl, Wiltschnig, Matsui, Patriarca, Trujillo Soler, Gojowczyk, Juska from ALT)
IN: Armstrong, Masson, Wessels, Junaid, Westerhof, Koning, Burzi

CooCooCachoo
08-31-2008, 09:18 AM
It's a horrible field, both in terms of ranking and in terms of favourites of mine that are playing. It's the same for the women's $25K ITF. But I'll probably go tomorrow.

For Tuesday the weather forecast is horrible, so I'll see what I'll do.

CooCooCachoo
08-31-2008, 10:15 AM
FIRST QUALIFYING ROUND

Marco Crugnola ITA [1] has a Bye
Philippe Oudshoorn NED vs. Mark Vervoort NED | 6-3 6-2
David Estruch ESP vs. Gergely Pribranszki HUN | 6-0 6-1
Bart Beks NED [5] vs. Dave de Graaf NED | 6-3 6-3

Iñigo Cervantes ESP [2] vs. Alexander Blom AHO
Menno van der Zweep NED vs. Roy Bruggeling NED | 6-4 6-3
Lennert van der Linden NED vs. Bart Brons NED | 6-0 6-0
Stephan Fransen NED vs. Roel Oostdam NED [7]

Stefano Ianni ITA [3] vs. Jeroen Camfferman NED
Rene de Hooghe NED [WC] vs. Michal Nevrela NED
Gys Peelen NED vs. Maxime Bonami FRA
Tristan Farron-Mahon IRL vs. Peter Lucassen NED [6]

Photos Kallias CYP [4] vs. Martijn van Haasteren AHO
Bas van der Valk NED vs. Niko Trkulja AUS
James McGee IRL vs. Daniel Tjondronegoro NED
Xander Spong NED vs. Remko de Rijke NED [8]

CooCooCachoo
08-31-2008, 10:15 AM
Bruggeling :ignore:

CooCooCachoo
08-31-2008, 11:38 AM
FIRST QUALIFYING ROUND

Marco Crugnola ITA [1] has a Bye
Philippe Oudshoorn NED vs. Mark Vervoort NED | 6-3 6-2
David Estruch ESP vs. Gergely Pribranszki HUN | 6-0 6-1
Bart Beks NED [5] vs. Dave de Graaf NED | 6-3 6-3

Iņigo Cervantes ESP [2] vs. Alexander Blom AHO | 6-3 6-2
Menno van der Zweep NED vs. Roy Bruggeling NED | 6-4 6-3
Lennert van der Linden NED vs. Bart Brons NED | 6-0 6-0
Stephan Fransen NED vs. Roel Oostdam NED [7] | 6-2 6-7 7-6

Stefano Ianni ITA [3] vs. Jeroen Camfferman NED | 6-1 6-0
Rene de Hooghe NED [WC] vs. Michal Nevrela NED
Maxime Bonami FRA vs. Gys Peelen NED | 6-0 6-4
Tristan Farron-Mahon IRL vs. Peter Lucassen NED [6]

Photos Kallias CYP [4] vs. Martijn van Haasteren AHO | 6-3 6-2
Bas van der Valk NED vs. Niko Trkulja AUS
James McGee IRL vs. Daniel Tjondronegoro NED
Xander Spong NED vs. Remko de Rijke NED [8]

CooCooCachoo
08-31-2008, 11:38 AM
:yeah: Stephan
:yeah: Stefano

Zirconek
08-31-2008, 11:53 AM
Bruggeling :ignore:

at least he wasn't double bruggeled :p

CooCooCachoo
08-31-2008, 01:21 PM
FIRST QUALIFYING ROUND

Marco Crugnola ITA [1] has a Bye
Philippe Oudshoorn NED vs. Mark Vervoort NED | 6-3 6-2
David Estruch ESP vs. Gergely Pribranszki HUN | 6-0 6-1
Bart Beks NED [5] vs. Dave de Graaf NED | 6-3 6-3

Iņigo Cervantes ESP [2] vs. Alexander Blom AHO | 6-3 6-2
Menno van der Zweep NED vs. Roy Bruggeling NED | 6-4 6-3
Lennert van der Linden NED vs. Bart Brons NED | 6-0 6-0
Stephan Fransen NED vs. Roel Oostdam NED [7] | 6-2 6-7 7-6

Stefano Ianni ITA [3] vs. Jeroen Camfferman NED | 6-1 6-0
Rene de Hooghe NED [WC] vs. Michal Nevrela NED | 3-6 7-5 6-4
Maxime Bonami FRA vs. Gys Peelen NED | 6-0 6-4
Tristan Farron-Mahon IRL vs. Peter Lucassen NED [6] | 2-6 6-1 6-4

Photos Kallias CYP [4] vs. Martijn van Haasteren AHO | 6-3 6-2
Bas van der Valk NED vs. Niko Trkulja AUS | 6-2 6-3
James McGee IRL vs. Daniel Tjondronegoro NED | 6-3 6-1
Xander Spong NED vs. Remko de Rijke NED [8]

CooCooCachoo
08-31-2008, 01:53 PM
Crugnola beat Oudshoorn 6-2 6-2 :banana:

CooCooCachoo
08-31-2008, 02:49 PM
FIRST QUALIFYING ROUND

Marco Crugnola ITA [1] has a Bye
Philippe Oudshoorn NED vs. Mark Vervoort NED | 6-3 6-2
David Estruch ESP vs. Gergely Pribranszki HUN | 6-0 6-1
Bart Beks NED [5] vs. Dave de Graaf NED | 6-3 6-3

Iņigo Cervantes ESP [2] vs. Alexander Blom AHO | 6-3 6-2
Menno van der Zweep NED vs. Roy Bruggeling NED | 6-4 6-3
Lennert van der Linden NED vs. Bart Brons NED | 6-0 6-0
Stephan Fransen NED vs. Roel Oostdam NED [7] | 6-2 6-7 7-6

Stefano Ianni ITA [3] vs. Jeroen Camfferman NED | 6-1 6-0
Rene de Hooghe NED [WC] vs. Michal Nevrela NED | 3-6 7-5 6-4
Maxime Bonami FRA vs. Gys Peelen NED | 6-0 6-4
Tristan Farron-Mahon IRL vs. Peter Lucassen NED [6] | 2-6 6-1 6-4

Photos Kallias CYP [4] vs. Martijn van Haasteren AHO | 6-3 6-2
Bas van der Valk NED vs. Niko Trkulja AUS | 6-2 6-3
James McGee IRL vs. Daniel Tjondronegoro NED | 6-3 6-1
Xander Spong NED vs. Remko de Rijke NED [8] | 6-4 3-6 7-6 (9)

CooCooCachoo
08-31-2008, 02:49 PM
SECOND QUALIFYING ROUND

Marco Crugnola ITA [1] vs. Philippe Oudshoorn NED | 6-2 6-2
David Estruch ESP vs. Bart Beks NED [5]
Iņigo Cervantes ESP [2] vs. Menno van der Zweep NED
Lennert van der Linden NED vs. Stephan Fransen NED

Stefano Ianni ITA [3] vs. Rene de Hooghe NED [WC]
Maxime Bonami FRA vs. Tristan Farron-Mahon IRL
Photos Kallias CYP [4] vs. Bas van der Valk NED
James McGee IRL vs. Xander Spong NED

CooCooCachoo
08-31-2008, 02:56 PM
MAIN DRAW

Ivan Navarro ESP [1] vs. Enrico Burzi ITA
Miles Armstrong AUS vs. Jeroen Masson BEL
Michel Koning NED vs. Romano Frantzen NED [WC]
Augustin Gensse FRA vs. Miguel Angel Lopez Jaen ESP [6]

Jesse Huta Galung NED [3] vs. Tim van Terheijden NED [WC]
Matwé Middelkoop NED vs. Jaroslav Pospisil CZE
Conor Niland IRL vs. Thiemo De Bakker NED
Thomas Schoorel NED [WC] vs. Fernando Vicente ESP [8]

Peter Luczak AUS [5] vs. Nick van der Meer NED [WC]
Q vs. Peter Wessels NED
Q vs. Q
Rameez Junaid AUS vs. Andrey Golubev KAZ [4]

Pere Riba ESP [7] vs. Tomas Cakl CZE
Dick Norman BEL vs. Q
Boy Westerhof NED vs. Simon Greul GER
Marc Fornell ESP vs. Carlos Berlocq ARG [2]

CooCooCachoo
08-31-2008, 02:57 PM
Good Luck [MD]:

Augustin Gensse
Jesse Huta Galung
Tim van Terheijden
Thiemo de Bakker
Thomas Schoorel
Peter Wessels
Rameez Junaid
Andrey Golubev
Tomas Cakl
Boy Westerhof
Marc Fornell

CooCooCachoo
08-31-2008, 02:57 PM
Cut-off #366, Burzi.

CooCooCachoo
08-31-2008, 05:28 PM
SECOND QUALIFYING ROUND

Marco Crugnola ITA [1] vs. Philippe Oudshoorn NED | 6-2 6-2
Bart Beks NED [5] vs. David Estruch ESP | 7-5 6-2
Iñigo Cervantes ESP [2] vs. Menno van der Zweep NED | 6-4 6-4
Stephan Fransen NED vs. Lennert van der Linden NED | 7-5 6-0

Stefano Ianni ITA [3] vs. Rene de Hooghe NED [WC] | 6-1 6-3
Maxime Bonami FRA vs. Tristan Farron-Mahon IRL
Photos Kallias CYP [4] vs. Bas van der Valk NED
James McGee IRL vs. Xander Spong NED

PereRibaFan
08-31-2008, 05:47 PM
Good Luck:

Pere Riba :worship:
Ivan Navarro
Miguel Angel Lopez Jaen
Jesse Huta Galung
Matwe Middelkoop
Thiemo De Bakker
Dick Norman
Simon Greul
Fer Vicente "Fibla"

Kanjer
08-31-2008, 07:03 PM
Crugnola beat Oudshoorn 6-2 6-2 :banana:
Pretty nice match to watch! Oudshoorn started really nervous, looked like he was impressed by his opponent or something... He had a little chance on Crugnola's serve in the beginning, but most of the games were easy for Crugnola. Hope he'll go to the main draw, so... good luck tommorow! And I liked (the match of) Cervantes too, so same to him!

CooCooCachoo
08-31-2008, 07:30 PM
SECOND QUALIFYING ROUND

Marco Crugnola ITA [1] vs. Philippe Oudshoorn NED | 6-2 6-2
Bart Beks NED [5] vs. David Estruch ESP | 7-5 6-2
Iñigo Cervantes ESP [2] vs. Menno van der Zweep NED | 6-4 6-4
Stephan Fransen NED vs. Lennert van der Linden NED | 7-5 6-0

Stefano Ianni ITA [3] vs. Rene de Hooghe NED [WC] | 6-1 6-3
Maxime Bonami FRA vs. Tristan Farron-Mahon IRL
Bas van der Valk NED vs. Photos Kallias CYP [4] | 5-7 6-1 6-3
James McGee IRL vs. Xander Spong NED | 6-4 6-1

CooCooCachoo
08-31-2008, 07:30 PM
Kallias :eek: :o

CooCooCachoo
08-31-2008, 07:44 PM
Pretty nice match to watch! Oudshoorn started really nervous, looked like he was impressed by his opponent or something... He had a little chance on Crugnola's serve in the beginning, but most of the games were easy for Crugnola. Hope he'll go to the main draw, so... good luck tommorow! And I liked (the match of) Cervantes too, so same to him!

Marco has a very nice game to watch :cool:

Will most probably go tomorrow and hope to catch his match. But I am gutted he plays against Beks, who I really dislike watching.

CooCooCachoo
08-31-2008, 07:47 PM
FINAL QUALIFYING ROUND

Marco Crugnola ITA [1] vs. Bart Beks NED [5]
Iñigo Cervantes ESP [2] vs. Stephan Fransen NED
Stefano Ianni ITA [3] vs. Tristan Farron-Mahon IRL
Bas van der Valk NED vs. James McGee IRL

fast_clay
09-01-2008, 01:48 AM
Good Luck to the Irish Rovers McGee n Farron-Mahon...

FERNET
09-01-2008, 02:07 AM
Come on Charly Berlocq and Nico Todero

Action Jackson
09-01-2008, 06:05 AM
Welcome back to the tour Luczak.

CooCooCachoo
09-01-2008, 08:33 PM
FINAL QUALIFYING ROUND

Marco Crugnola ITA [1] vs. Bart Beks NED [5] | 6-2 Ret.
Iņigo Cervantes ESP [2] vs. Stephan Fransen NED | 7-6 (3) 7-5
Stefano Ianni ITA [3] vs. Tristan Farron-Mahon IRL | 3-6 7-6 (3) 6-4
James McGee IRL vs. Bas van der Valk NED | 7-6 6-3

CooCooCachoo
09-01-2008, 08:34 PM
I went today. Very nice day of tennis :cool: Will write a report tomorrow.

Anyways, won't be going for tennis tomorrow as the weather forecast is dreadful.

CooCooCachoo
09-01-2008, 08:35 PM
MAIN DRAW [Qualifiers Placed]

Ivan Navarro ESP [1] vs. Enrico Burzi ITA
Miles Armstrong AUS vs. Jeroen Masson BEL
Michel Koning NED vs. Romano Frantzen NED [WC]
Augustin Gensse FRA vs. Miguel Angel Lopez Jaen ESP [6]

Jesse Huta Galung NED [3] vs. Tim van Terheijden NED [WC]
Matwé Middelkoop NED vs. Jaroslav Pospisil CZE
Conor Niland IRL vs. Thiemo De Bakker NED
Thomas Schoorel NED [WC] vs. Fernando Vicente ESP [8]

Peter Luczak AUS [5] vs. Nick van der Meer NED [WC]
Stefano Ianni ITA [Q] vs. Peter Wessels NED
Iņigo Cervantes ESP [Q] vs. James McGee IRL [Q]
Rameez Junaid AUS vs. Andrey Golubev KAZ [4]

Pere Riba ESP [7] vs. Tomas Cakl CZE
Dick Norman BEL vs. Marco Crugnola ITA [Q]
Boy Westerhof NED vs. Simon Greul GER
Marc Fornell ESP vs. Carlos Berlocq ARG [2]

CooCooCachoo
09-01-2008, 08:36 PM
DOUBLES DRAW

Junaid & Marx [AUS/GER, 1] vs. Fransen & Frantzen [NED]
Cervantes & Riba [ESP] vs. Fornell & Vicente [ESP]
Pospisil & Westerhof [CZE/NED, 4] vs. De Bakker & Wessels [NED]
Mankad & Raja vs. Koning & Van Haasteren [NED/AHO]

[I]Spong & Van Terheijden [NED, WC] vs. Beks & Middelkoop [NED]
Berlocq & Burzi [ARG/ITA] vs. Lopez Jaen & Navarro [ESP, 3]
Crugnola & Ianni vs. [I]De Rijke & Lucassen [NED, WC]
Bruggeling & Van der Valk [NED, WC] vs. Auckland & Norman [GBR/BEL, 2]

CooCooCachoo
09-02-2008, 08:34 AM
Monday Report:

I arrived at around 11:45 when the first matches on the four courts were already underway. The venue is much the same as last year. It's a very charming tournament, with stands for centre court and Court 6, some seats for Court 9, but Court 4 is a bit isolated and you have to stand behind a gate to watch it. The people here are very friendly and attendance was great as well. The temperature wasn't, but you can also watch Center and Court 9 from inside a bit.

Also met edgars here, which was very nice :yeah: It's definitely nice to spend some time with other tennis fans at tournaments like these.

Estrella Cabeza Candela ESP [2] beat Daniëlle Harmsen NED [WC] | 6-4 7-5

I wanted to see a bit of Cabeza Candela, as she has a good reputation on clay and is, on paper, one of the favourites to win the title here. Both players were really plagued by the heavy wind on centre court, which didn't help the quality of play. I only saw the end of the second set, when Harmsen had just let go of a lead, and she was very very pissed off, shouting things like Jezus Christus and fucking kankerzooi (with the latter better being left untranslated). To Harmsen's credit, she has developed a lot from last year, but I don't think she has the patience to beat the typical claycourters like Cabeza Candela, who just get everything back without pace; the Spaniard was just grinding and grinding and waiting for Harmsen to whack the ball either in or out. Harmsen has the power, but in these rallies at the end of the match she lacked the capacity to control them. She would do well with some anger management :ignore: Cabeza Candela displayed very little to make me believe that she can win this tournament, but then again it's possible that these were tactics.

Anastasia Poltoratskaya RUS beat Teodora Mircic SRB [8] | 6-3 7-6

I saw both players for the first time last week in Vlaardingen and was reasonably impressed by both of them. I think Mircic has a very nice, complete game to watch. She really mixes things up and has some nice volleys too. But what she lacks is what Poltoratskaya has: power. This means that the Russian was dictating play from the baseline all the time and in the end she was - barely - too solid for Mircic. Some really impressive groundies from Poltoratskaya at times.

Nastya is a loose cannon, so she really needs some support from the sideline. Like in Vlaardingen, this was provided by her doubles partner, Irina Kuzmina. But in general, her attitude was much better than last week :yeah: Apparently, according to edgars, Poltoratskaya said to Kuzmina that she played poorly, but that her opponent played worse. I disagree and thought the level of play was quite high :shrug: Then Kuzmina said something about chocolate :lol: But Poltoratskaya ended up buying some Haribo sweets instead :spit:

I also saw some games of Maes against Siegemund, but this was really not very interesting, so I'll spare you the details.

Marco Crugnola ITA [1] beat Bart Beks NED [5] | 6-2 Ret.

Marco was always going to win this match. The Italian has a very entertaining game to watch, with aggressive groundstrokes that he quite frequently follows up by going to the net, and in matches like these, in which he is the clear favourite, remains very focused. Against Beks, all he needed to do was to serve well to win his service games, and to keep the ball in play in the rallies until Beks would miss.

The Dutchman is already quite old (my guess is he's around 35) and, if anything, more of a doubles 'specialist' than a singles player. Basically, Challengers are above his level. It showed, as Crugnola was easily dispatching him. Then, after he lost the set, Beks said that he was too sick to continue to play. In all fairness, he did seem very red. Apparently, he had stomach problems. He told Crugnola that "against other guys I can play, but against you I need everything". It was quite sad for him, but he's still in doubles.

Iñigo Cervantes ESP [2] beat Stephan Fransen NED | 7-6 7-5

Spanish claycourt skills against Dutch power. Fransen is a very interesting player to watch, with a nice attitude and with a great talent to whack that ball like no one can. Obviously such whacking is very error-prone and better players will know just how to deal with him. Fransen will always struggle to break serve, but all it needs is one sloppy service game from his side to lose the set. This vulnerability also broke him down against Cervantes, who was much less solid than I expected, and who won't do much damage in the main draw.

Fransen was better in Vlaardingen against Plotniy, but he has the potential to become even better. I think a Top 300 rank is not beyond him if he can channel his power better. It might also be worth focusing on doubles only. Here, however, he and Romano Frantzen are very unlucky to have drawn the top seeds, Junaid and Marx, in the first round.

Stefano Ianni ITA [3] beat Tristan Farron-Mahon IRL | 3-6 7-6 6-4

Easily the most entertaining match of the day, if surely not the best. I did not expect much of Farron-Mahon based on his track record, but it turns out I was wrong. Don't get me wrong, the guy is not a worldbeater by any means, but he is a very nice player to watch and I took an instant liking towards him. He's got a nice game that revolves around solid baseline strokes with which he tries to steer his opponent around the court. Solidity best describes him, as he tries to dominate more via placement than power. I guess the downside of this is that on a bad day, when he is lacking precision and his opponent has more power, he can be swept aside relatively easily. His attitude is also laudable: he often applauds good shots from his opponent.

That was not the case yesterday however. Ianni is someone who I would describe as the male version of Maria Elena Camerin. And, seeing as I am a big fan of MEC, this means it's hard for me to not like Ianni. He has this typical Italian temper as he starts screaming after virtually every mishit. He was particularly mad about the vento; the wind that was plaguing him. The Italian grew increasingly frustrated as Farron-Mahon rushed off to a 4-0 lead in the first set. Ianni did put up a fight then, but he was never going to get back into that set.

Then in the second set the players were quite evenly matched, as the Irishman started to make some more mistakes and Ianni's strokes found the good side of the lines a bit (but only a bit) more frequently. Nevertheless, Ianni did throw away a lead in this set, and it ended up with Farron-Mahon serving for the match at 6-5. At this stage, the Irishman genuinely choked. Then, in the breaker, the momentum was clearly with Ianni. The Irishman got frustrated and screamed that there was no way he was going to play a third set. Well, it turned out he had to.

Before continuing, Farron-Mahon took an injury time-out for cramps, showing his lack of experience. The guy is not unfit at all, but I was surprised to see him being unable to play three sets without cramping. Ianni, who had the support of Crugnola and Burzi for most of the match (and Poltoratskaya and Kuzmina, although they took more of an interest in chatting Crugnola up), had no fitness problems whatsoever. And it wasn't like he was doing less running than Tristan.

When play recommenced, there was a very very curious incident. Farron-Mahon was serving and then broke one of his shoelaces :haha: This meant that he had to change his laces, but then who carries extra laces in his bag? Help came in the form of Farron-Mahon's compatriot James McGee, who had just won his match against Bas van der Valk. There was a lot of hilarity about this. Ianni was joking that his opponent needed to receive a code violation for taking too long to serve. This joke became more serious though as I have never seen someone take so long to replace laces as Farron-Mahon :rolls: I think he was taking his time to let the cramps subside a bit, and to break Ianni's momentum. In the end, this did not work as the Italian was slightly the better player in the remainder of the match. The set itself wasn't very noteworthy, but in the end tempers flared a bit. When Ianni set up his first match point, he shouted something, to which Farron-Mahon responded "shut your mouth. I speak Italian" and Ianni said something along the lines of "who are you talking to? me? You can speak to the referee". It didn't get much worse than that though, as Ianni finished things off on his first MP and Farron-Mahon had been too good a sport throughout the match to be likely to get into an argument. All in all, this match was not top tennis, but definitely top entertainment.

Lesya Tsurenko UKR [Q] beat Bo Verhulsdonk NED [Q] | 6-0 6-4

:yawn: This was easily the worst tennis of the day. Verhulsdonk is this giantess of a slender blonde Dutch girl who possesses a surprisingly poor serve for someone of that height. She also lacks power and, in general, a game. Anyone with something that resembles a game plan and with at least some basic groundstrokes can beat her. Tsurenko, with her revealing outfit, only barely met those criteria in the few games that I saw. The wind was definitely a factor here as well, but tennis was the real loser here, as the Ukrainian got to advance to the next round while much much better players like Mircic, Oprandi and also Harmsen would have to pack their bags.

Chayenne Ewijk NED [6] beat Romina Oprandi ITA [Q] | 6-2 6-3

This was, by far, the best match of the day. edgars knows Chayenne personally and introduced me to her, and the girl is so incredibly friendly and upbeat :worship: Just as you'd expect her to be, if you have seen one of her matches. Anyways, last week in Vlaardingen she had to withdraw from doubles due to tendinitis in her right arm. Yesterday she wasn't even sure if she would actually play her match. She arrived on-site very late and would use her practise session to see if she would actually play the match or not. You can imagine how tough it must be to be the first lucky loser, waiting and waiting and always having to be present to play a match in case someone pulls out.

Well, it turned out Chayenne was fit enough to play. This is good, as she said she hopes to make the qualies cut for the Australian Open and she really needs the points. The match was moved to centre court, which was also the setting it deserved. Interestingly enough, Oprandi also appeared to be injured, playing with some blue tape on her lower right arm. Sometimes, when she was serving, it also seemed as if her wrist bothered her. Also, I'd be surprised if the Italian had actually practised before she started the match. If she had, I certainly did not see her.

These injuries never had an impact on the level of play, though. Chayenne started of serving really well and hitting good groundstrokes. Oprandi was hitting her token dropshots, of course, but Ewijk was able to get most of them back. All in all, the Dutch girl was clearly the better player in the first set, but you could tell that Oprandi, as the games got by, was working up a rhythm and was getting more into the match.

This showed in the second set, which was very, very close. In the end, the scoreboard reads 2-6 3-6 and looks like an easy victory, but this is a very deceptive scoreline. There was absolutely nothing in it in the second set, as Ewijk's serve faltered and Oprandi's groundstrokes become more pressing and improved in both pace and placement. Moreover, the Italian started to play with more topspin, which seemed to bother Ewijk a bit. The rallies became longer and longer, and most of them finished with great winners from either player. It was really quite nerve-wrecking. The final games of the match were soooo close as well and I was already envisioning Chayenne losing the set, as the momentum really seemed to be swinging in Oprandi's favour. Then the chair umpire gave Chayenne a warning for taking too long in between points. Truth to be told, this was probably true, as she was often walking to her towel and losing the ball while bouncing it. This could have really brought Chayenne down, but instead it gave her the extra motivation to close it out in some tense points. She was really happy with the win and shouted a big Jaaaaaaaa at the end :D

We talked a bit after the match and she was very happy with the support. Her arm was feeling very heavy ("like twenty kilos") and she had it treated with ice later on, but I'm hoping it's not too bad. With Bertens or Kuzmina as the next opponent, I think the QF is within reach. Moreover, the form is definitely good. Both girls really played a very very good match and Oprandi wasn't disheartened either.

Frederica Piedade POR [4] beat Brenda Schultz-McCarthy NED | 6-4 6-4

I only saw a few games of this, but Brenda was, of course, displaying her token backhand slice and her booming serve, while Piedade was trying to be solid from the baseline. From those games it immediately became clear that there was no way that Piedade would lose this if she could keep the solidity up. Brenda, I'm afraid, is getting worse with each tournament :wavey: I really hope for her sake that she can get the farewell she wants, at Wimbledon qualies next year. But it is clear that she needs the Wimbledon organizers to work with her there, for she will need a QWC as there is no way that she is getting in on her own merit with this current form.

Oh, I also saw Jurak and Lukic defeat Lyndina and Makovey in like twenty minutes or something :tape: Everytime I looked up, they had won another game. Couldn't tell you much about the actual game, nor about who was Lyndina and who was Makovey, but Jurak/Lukic are a good team that have a fair shot at the title here. And Vojka can use the doubles as a way to regain some form in her comeback, after she lost in singles to Meddens (of which I saw nothing).

I also saw Peter Luczak and Miles Armstrong hitting in a practice session, and this was extremely intense. Seeing as this is Luczak's comeback event, I was interested in seeing his form, and it's fair to say that he is looking very good. He's missing precision a bit, but the fitness is good and his groundstrokes are enough to drive much of the field mad. OK, he was playing against Armstrong who would do better to avoid claycourts altogether, but I was really impressed. He was also quite satisfied with his own performance.

All in all, a very enjoyable day of tennis :worship:

Fizz
09-02-2008, 10:04 AM
Thanks for the report, Martijn! :yeah:

Lenin
09-02-2008, 10:35 AM
Rain((

bigpupik9
09-02-2008, 10:55 AM
any livescores sites?

CooCooCachoo
09-02-2008, 11:01 AM
The weather forecast for today is very bad, so I don't expect a lot of play, or at least there will be many interruptions.

Boarder35m
09-02-2008, 12:54 PM
Did they start with some matches? or was there rain from the beginning?

Boarder35m
09-02-2008, 01:04 PM
I just called.
Itīs raining at the moment.

Golubev def Junaid 6-4 6-4

Middelkoop is leading in the 3rd set 4-1

CooCooCachoo
09-02-2008, 01:45 PM
:yeah: Andrey

Pospisil :eek: :help:

Nathaliia
09-02-2008, 02:47 PM
Golubev :yeah:

thanks for report Martijn

pepco
09-02-2008, 03:16 PM
why is C. Niland - T. de Bakker (cancelled) ???

pepco
09-02-2008, 03:18 PM
and how Wessels??? thx

CooCooCachoo
09-02-2008, 03:59 PM
Looks like play has been cancelled for the rest of the day.

Navarro/Lopez Jaen beat Berlocq/Burzi with a walkover :shrug:

VOX
09-02-2008, 04:05 PM
can`t you say it`s raining ...

Tommy_Ro
09-02-2008, 06:01 PM
Will De Bakker play tomorrow?? No matches today??:sad:

CooCooCachoo
09-02-2008, 06:06 PM
No more matches today. Play commences at 09:30 tomorrow.

CooCooCachoo
09-02-2008, 07:15 PM
Berlocq pulled out, replaced by LL Van der Valk.

Did see him on-site yesterday though, so I am guessing he injured himself during practise :shrug:

fast_clay
09-02-2008, 09:01 PM
Monday Report:


Stefano Ianni ITA [3] beat Tristan Farron-Mahon IRL | 3-6 7-6 6-4

Easily the most entertaining match of the day, if surely not the best. I did not expect much of Farron-Mahon based on his track record, but it turns out I was wrong. Don't get me wrong, the guy is not a worldbeater by any means, but he is a very nice player to watch and I took an instant liking towards him. He's got a nice game that revolves around solid baseline strokes with which he tries to steer his opponent around the court. Solidity best describes him, as he tries to dominate more via placement than power. I guess the downside of this is that on a bad day, when he is lacking precision and his opponent has more power, he can be swept aside relatively easily. His attitude is also laudable: he often applauds good shots from his opponent.

That was not the case yesterday however. Ianni is someone who I would describe as the male version of Maria Elena Camerin. And, seeing as I am a big fan of MEC, this means it's hard for me to not like Ianni. He has this typical Italian temper as he starts screaming after virtually every mishit. He was particularly mad about the vento; the wind that was plaguing him. The Italian grew increasingly frustrated as Farron-Mahon rushed off to a 4-0 lead in the first set. Ianni did put up a fight then, but he was never going to get back into that set.

Then in the second set the players were quite evenly matched, as the Irishman started to make some more mistakes and Ianni's strokes found the good side of the lines a bit (but only a bit) more frequently. Nevertheless, Ianni did throw away a lead in this set, and it ended up with Farron-Mahon serving for the match at 6-5. At this stage, the Irishman genuinely choked. Then, in the breaker, the momentum was clearly with Ianni. The Irishman got frustrated and screamed that there was no way he was going to play a third set. Well, it turned out he had to.

Before continuing, Farron-Mahon took an injury time-out for cramps, showing his lack of experience. The guy is not unfit at all, but I was surprised to see him being unable to play three sets without cramping. Ianni, who had the support of Crugnola and Burzi for most of the match (and Poltoratskaya and Kuzmina, although they took more of an interest in chatting Crugnola up), had no fitness problems whatsoever. And it wasn't like he was doing less running than Tristan.

When play recommenced, there was a very very curious incident. Farron-Mahon was serving and then broke one of his shoelaces :haha: This meant that he had to change his laces, but then who carries extra laces in his bag? Help came in the form of Farron-Mahon's compatriot James McGee, who had just won his match against Bas van der Valk. There was a lot of hilarity about this. Ianni was joking that his opponent needed to receive a code violation for taking too long to serve. This joke became more serious though as I have never seen someone take so long to replace laces as Farron-Mahon :rolls: I think he was taking his time to let the cramps subside a bit, and to break Ianni's momentum. In the end, this did not work as the Italian was slightly the better player in the remainder of the match. The set itself wasn't very noteworthy, but in the end tempers flared a bit. When Ianni set up his first match point, he shouted something, to which Farron-Mahon responded "shut your mouth. I speak Italian" and Ianni said something along the lines of "who are you talking to? me? You can speak to the referee". It didn't get much worse than that though, as Ianni finished things off on his first MP and Farron-Mahon had been too good a sport throughout the match to be likely to get into an argument. All in all, this match was not top tennis, but definitely top entertainment.



good reports mate... i particular enjoyed this one...

heh heh... this dude farron-mahon is in my fantasy football competition... :lol: and i coach his bro in elite squads i run... tris had a poor mental attitude as a junior and in the past, but, is getting it together after all the technical work that has been put into him...

sadly... he cramped at the dublin challenger too when he had pless on the ropes in rd 1...

for how good one look, nothing is complete without phyicality

Come on
09-03-2008, 08:01 AM
Crugnola score?

russt
09-03-2008, 08:02 AM
Crugnola - Norman ?? What results ?

JM-Del-Potro
09-03-2008, 08:32 AM
Westerhof-Greul 2-6 *3-3

Boarder35m
09-03-2008, 08:44 AM
Westerhof-Greul 2-6 *3-3

Whatīs the source of this result?

Rhenou
09-03-2008, 08:49 AM
You can follow it on bet365

JM-Del-Potro
09-03-2008, 08:58 AM
Greul def. Westerhof 6-2 7-5 from bet365 ;)

Dobr
09-03-2008, 09:16 AM
Pere Riba ESP [7] def. Tomas Cakl CZE 75 62
Simon Greul GER def. Boy Westerhof NED 62 75

Dobr
09-03-2008, 09:21 AM
:bowdown::bowdown::bowdown:CooCooCachoo :bowdown::bowdown::bowdown:
thanks a lot for the report mate! :hatoff:

JM-Del-Potro
09-03-2008, 09:25 AM
Middelkoop def. Pospisil 6-3 4-6 6-1

JM-Del-Potro
09-03-2008, 09:29 AM
Norman def. Crugnola 7-5 6-2
Cervantes def. McGee 6-3 6-3

Matchu
09-03-2008, 10:06 AM
Anyone have a score update on Luczak Van Der Meer?

hominho
09-03-2008, 10:13 AM
yeahh!Anyone knows luczak score?

hominho
09-03-2008, 11:04 AM
Fornell M. - Van Der Valk B. 7:6 6:2

hominho
09-03-2008, 11:06 AM
Wessels P. - Ianni S. 6:3 6:2

hominho
09-03-2008, 11:07 AM
but wtf with Luczak score?Anyone knows???Please answer!Thankz

boky
09-03-2008, 11:48 AM
Luczak - Van der Meer 3:6 2:6

adeel
09-03-2008, 12:00 PM
http://teaninternational.nl/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=69&Itemid=93

According to this local link
Middelkoop - Pospisil 6-3 4-6 5-1 (ret)

tandino
09-03-2008, 12:28 PM
Koning 6:4 6:1

Navarro 6:3 3:6 !!! :eek:

boky
09-03-2008, 12:43 PM
and 4:1 go Navarro

tandino
09-03-2008, 12:57 PM
Navarro 5:2

tandino
09-03-2008, 01:05 PM
Navarro 6:3 3:6 6:3 :)

russt
09-03-2008, 01:35 PM
Krivoy??? Bahinger??? scooore???

CooCooCachoo
09-03-2008, 02:43 PM
Krivoy??? Bahinger??? scooore???

Wrong tournament.

CooCooCachoo
09-03-2008, 02:44 PM
Very surprised to see the score of Luczak. He was really hitting well in practice :o

goa guru
09-03-2008, 05:57 PM
Augustin Gensse - Miguel Angel Lopez Jaen score???

Boarder35m
09-03-2008, 05:57 PM
I just called and they gave me these results:

Lopez Jaen def Gensse 6-3 6-7 6-4
Huta Galung def van Terhijden 6-3 6-4
Vicente def Schoorel 6-4 6-4

skapunk
09-03-2008, 06:35 PM
Any info about Niland - De Bakker?

Boarder35m
09-03-2008, 06:47 PM
They only started at 8 pm.

When I called they were about to start :wavey:

Robinho23
09-03-2008, 07:10 PM
Any news about match De Bakker - Niland ?:rolleyes:

fast_clay
09-03-2008, 07:23 PM
bad luck mcgee... not bad tho, 12 pts after 5th tourney from quitting US college tennis...

incidentally, mcgee had set points on devvarman, but lost 6/7 3/6 earlier in the year... so, good decision to turn pro...

Michall
09-03-2008, 07:25 PM
De Bakker - Niland 6-4 6-4

Delboy22
09-03-2008, 07:27 PM
De Bakker - Niland 6-4 6-4

Source?

Robinho23
09-03-2008, 07:27 PM
De Bakker - Niland 6-4 6-4

100%?

Seb.F
09-03-2008, 09:22 PM
100%?
ATP

CooCooCachoo
09-04-2008, 05:07 AM
:yeah: Thiemo

Nathaliia
09-04-2008, 05:16 AM
GL Golubev

uhh Navarro has an easy draw yet has problems

PereRibaFan
09-04-2008, 07:00 AM
C'mon Pere. You should beat Big Dick on clay.

Berlocq's withdrawal has cleared your draw :)

CooCooCachoo
09-04-2008, 12:10 PM
Golubev beat Cervantes 4-6 6-4 6-2
De Bakker/Wessels beat Pospisil/Westerhof by walkover

Delboy22
09-04-2008, 12:43 PM
Well done, Pere. Any news about Greul?

arreseforever
09-04-2008, 01:03 PM
Well done, Pere. Any news about Greul?
Riba-Norman 6-4 7-5.
Livescore of some match in Bet365.
Now;Huta Galung-Middelkoop.

Boarder35m
09-04-2008, 01:36 PM
Greul def Fornell 6-3 6-4

according to dutch teletext

Boarder35m
09-04-2008, 02:02 PM
:rain:

deadbeat85
09-04-2008, 02:33 PM
is it raining hard?

pece1976
09-04-2008, 02:45 PM
Huta with some inj. it seems :sad:

Nathaliia
09-04-2008, 03:20 PM
no surprises so far

awww, what injury is there for Jesse? :sad:

CooCooCachoo
09-04-2008, 03:37 PM
My pics from Monday can be found here:

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=131019


:wavey:

pece1976
09-04-2008, 03:51 PM
no surprises so far

awww, what injury is there for Jesse? :sad:

before the rain there was short dalay , after that Huta lost 4 games in a row (he was with break up in 2nd)

Nathaliia
09-04-2008, 03:54 PM
yep, could be an injury sign

thanks

pece1976
09-04-2008, 04:08 PM
yep, could be an injury sign

thanks

BTW bet 365 removed odds last 3 games

pece1976
09-04-2008, 04:13 PM
Huta 2:6 2nd :sad:

Seb.F
09-04-2008, 04:31 PM
Huta's surprising leading 20* in third set

Seb.F
09-04-2008, 04:34 PM
Huta's surprising leading 20* in third set

31*

Seb.F
09-04-2008, 04:40 PM
Huta is leading *41 in deciding set

SwiSha
09-04-2008, 04:41 PM
Greul won in 2

Seb.F
09-04-2008, 04:47 PM
Huta *52

Seb.F
09-04-2008, 04:49 PM
Huta Galung def. Middelkoop 75,26,62

Seb.F
09-04-2008, 04:52 PM
De Bakker 63,63

Seb.F
09-04-2008, 04:56 PM
De Bakker 63,63
according to dutch txt on the http://teletekst.nos.nl/

VOX
09-04-2008, 05:06 PM
any chance for navarro to play today ?

Seb.F
09-04-2008, 05:07 PM
van der Meer 63,*01

Seb.F
09-04-2008, 05:21 PM
van der Meer 63,*01

63,04*

DragonForce8
09-04-2008, 05:27 PM
Wessels 4:1 in second

DragonForce8
09-04-2008, 05:31 PM
Wessels 51

DragonForce8
09-04-2008, 05:32 PM
Wessels 36 61 00

DragonForce8
09-04-2008, 05:32 PM
sorry still 51 stupid livescore

DragonForce8
09-04-2008, 05:40 PM
Wessels 1:1 in third

Seb.F
09-04-2008, 05:57 PM
Navarro-Armstrong 6-2 6-2

pece1976
09-04-2008, 05:57 PM
Navarro-Armstrong 6-2 6-2
http://teaninternational.nl/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=69&Itemid=93

VOX
09-04-2008, 05:58 PM
so gsm wessels any more gamesfrom holland ?

VOX
09-04-2008, 05:58 PM
thanx for scores !
navarro !!!

Nathaliia
09-04-2008, 06:01 PM
Navarro never in doubt

Nathaliia
09-04-2008, 06:05 PM
Huta Galung def. Middelkoop 75,26,62

ahh, good to hear :D

maybe he wasn't injured, just had a lapse

CooCooCachoo
09-04-2008, 06:06 PM
:( Marc

:yeah: Jesse
:yeah: Thiemo
:yeah: Peter

CooCooCachoo
09-04-2008, 06:06 PM
Day 6 - Men Double Main Draw

De Rijke/Lucassen-Auckland/Norman 6-2 6-2
Cervantes/Riba-Fornell/Vicente 1-6 3-6
Spong/Van Terheijden-Beks/Middelkoop
Pospisil/Westerhof-De Bakker/Wessels W.O.

pece1976
09-04-2008, 06:08 PM
ahh, good to hear :D

maybe he wasn't injured, just had a lapse:o

tandino
09-04-2008, 06:22 PM
Navarro 6:2 6:2

DragonForce8
09-04-2008, 06:25 PM
now I only need Jean Lopez match

CooCooCachoo
09-04-2008, 06:37 PM
Jean Lopez :lol:

Lopez Jaen ;)

Karalius
09-04-2008, 06:39 PM
Any news from Lopez Jaen match?

goa guru
09-04-2008, 07:34 PM
Lopez Jaen score???

hahaha7
09-04-2008, 07:35 PM
He lost
http://teaninternational.nl/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=69&Itemid=93

Delboy22
09-05-2008, 01:13 PM
Huta won!

Macedonia
09-05-2008, 01:35 PM
Golubev won 6-2 6-2

TankingTheSet
09-05-2008, 01:36 PM
According to Dutch teletext:

Huta Galung def. De Bakker 7-3(???) 3-6 7-5
Golubev def. Wessels 6-2 6-2

Damian
09-05-2008, 03:58 PM
Huta :)

nchiva
09-05-2008, 06:18 PM
navarro score????

gcoria
09-05-2008, 06:42 PM
Navarro and Riba rescheduled to tomorrow

http://www.teaninternational.nl/images/stories/Algemeen/files/schedule/day8.pdf

Nathaliia
09-05-2008, 07:57 PM
Golubev :bounce:

nchiva
09-05-2008, 08:15 PM
Navarro and Riba rescheduled to tomorrow

http://www.teaninternational.nl/images/stories/Algemeen/files/schedule/day8.pdf

why??? rain????

CooCooCachoo
09-05-2008, 08:38 PM
Jesse got a point penalty in his match :haha:

But he still won :yeah: / Thiemo :hug:

CooCooCachoo
09-05-2008, 08:39 PM
why??? rain????

Yes. Holding an outdoor Challenger in Holland is asking for problems :rain: ;)

CooCooCachoo
09-05-2008, 08:39 PM
SECOND ROUND

Ivan Navarro ESP [1] vs. Miles Armstrong AUS | 6-2 6-2
Michel Koning NED vs. Miguel Angel Lopez Jaen ESP [6] | 7-6 (4) 6-2
Jesse Huta Galung NED [3] vs. Matwé Middelkoop NED | 7-5 2-6 6-2
Thiemo De Bakker NED vs. Fernando Vicente ESP [8] | 6-3 6-3

Peter Wessels NED vs. Nick van der Meer NED [WC] | 3-6 6-1 6-2
Andrey Golubev KAZ [4] vs. Iņigo Cervantes ESP [Q] | 4-6 6-4 6-2
Pere Riba ESP [7] vs. Dick Norman BEL | 6-4 7-5
Simon Greul GER vs. Marc Fornell ESP | 6-3 6-4

CooCooCachoo
09-05-2008, 08:40 PM
QUARTER FINALS

Ivan Navarro ESP [1] vs. Michel Koning NED
Jesse Huta Galung NED [3] vs. Thiemo De Bakker NED | 6-3 3-6 7-5
Andrey Golubev KAZ [4] vs. Peter Wessels NED | 6-2 6-2
Pere Riba ESP [7] vs. Simon Greul GER

CooCooCachoo
09-05-2008, 08:42 PM
DOUBLES | QUARTER FINALS

Junaid & Marx [AUS/GER, 1] vs. Fornell & Vicente [ESP] | 6-3 6-2
De Bakker & Wessels [NED] vs. Koning & Van Haasteren [NED/AHO]
Beks & Middelkoop [NED] vs. Lopez Jaen & Navarro [ESP, 3]
Auckland & Norman [GBR/BEL, 2] vs. De Rijke & Lucassen [NED, WC] | 6-2 6-2

bigpupik9
09-06-2008, 09:25 AM
any news from Alphen aan den Rijn??

Delboy22
09-06-2008, 09:31 AM
Scores van de dag
Scores of the day


Day 8 - Men Main Draw

Navarro-Koning
Riba-Greul 2-6 6-7 (1)

Karalius
09-06-2008, 09:40 AM
Navarro?

bigpupik9
09-06-2008, 09:43 AM
i think navarro still play

Karalius
09-06-2008, 09:47 AM
2nd or 3rd set?

CooCooCachoo
09-06-2008, 09:58 AM
Expected win for Greul.

Nathaliia
09-06-2008, 10:02 AM
yep, expected

but still, Riba :hug:

tandino
09-06-2008, 10:11 AM
Greul :banana:

Karalius
09-06-2008, 10:13 AM
Navarro?

Pollux-Cro
09-06-2008, 10:37 AM
Navarro won 6-3 3-6 7-6 according to Dutch teletext;)

Art
09-06-2008, 10:38 AM
Jep, Navarro (1) def. Koning 6-3 3-6 7-6(2)

PereRibaFan
09-06-2008, 10:44 AM
Pere :sad:

At least he has reached another quarterfinals :)

bigpupik9
09-06-2008, 10:47 AM
thx navarro

TankingTheSet
09-06-2008, 01:48 PM
:haha: Two of the semifinalists have to play two times today against a player who had rest. Huge advantage, especially for Huta Galung (Navarro played a marathon earlier today).

Boarder35m
09-06-2008, 04:00 PM
From dutch teletext:

Navarro def Huta Galung 6-3 4-6 6-2

Greul def Golubev 7-6 6-3

CooCooCachoo
09-06-2008, 04:18 PM
Jesse :(
Andrey :(

Good luck to Navarro in the final.

Nathaliia
09-06-2008, 05:37 PM
Andrey :sad:

but still a nice result

CooCooCachoo
09-06-2008, 05:51 PM
Junaid/Marx - Koning/Van Haasteren 6-3 5-7 (10-8)

Smoke944
09-06-2008, 05:52 PM
Navarro in challengers :worship:

tandino
09-07-2008, 11:05 AM
good luck IVAN NAVARRO-PASTOR

Tommy_Ro
09-07-2008, 12:43 PM
Is there the livescore of final match??

Nathaliia
09-07-2008, 12:49 PM
so far we have doubles score :scratch: then a WTA match should be played but no score of it yet. :rain: :confused:


Junaid/Marx-Beks/Middelkoop 6-3 6-2

nchiva
09-07-2008, 01:03 PM
any news about ivan navarro score??? is it raining????

JMG
09-07-2008, 01:04 PM
Marx :music: He is on a 21-2 run on challenger level.

CooCooCachoo
09-07-2008, 02:07 PM
Congrats to Rameez and Philipp. Expected victory.

The doubles final was the last official match for Bart Beks :wavey:

nchiva
09-07-2008, 03:08 PM
Congrats to Rameez and Philipp. Expected victory.

The doubles final was the last official match for Bart Beks :wavey:

is it rainig?????any news about ivan navarro match????

Nathaliia
09-07-2008, 04:26 PM
female match finished like an hour ago :scratch:

nchiva
09-07-2008, 05:53 PM
man it's 8pm and still we dont have navarro score....he should play at 2 30 pm....news????

CooCooCachoo
09-07-2008, 05:54 PM
There was rain so they didn't start the match before 18:00 PM. Weather is bad today, so if it the match is not completed today, I'd not be surprised.

nchiva
09-07-2008, 06:08 PM
There was rain so they didn't start the match before 18:00 PM. Weather is bad today, so if it the match is not completed today, I'd not be surprised.

ooo fuck man....what's your prediction???who's gonna win????

CooCooCachoo
09-07-2008, 06:10 PM
Prediction? Pff. I suck at predicting. I'd guess Navarro, as I think he is the better player. But Greul is in fine form now, and I think the weather conditions (which make the clay slower) are in his favour, as Navarro is someone who likes to go to the net a lot and even play serve volley on clay ;)

tandino
09-07-2008, 06:17 PM
Toomorow play?

nchiva
09-07-2008, 06:18 PM
Prediction? Pff. I suck at predicting. I'd guess Navarro, as I think he is the better player. But Greul is in fine form now, and I think the weather conditions (which make the clay slower) are in his favour, as Navarro is someone who likes to go to the net a lot and even play serve volley on clay ;)

fuck it...I hate this challengers.....why dont they have livescore...like someone said it is 21century

CoolMarker
09-07-2008, 06:22 PM
Prediction? Pff. I suck at predicting. I'd guess Navarro, as I think he is the better player. But Greul is in fine form now, and I think the weather conditions (which make the clay slower) are in his favour, as Navarro is someone who likes to go to the net a lot and even play serve volley on clay ;)

I can not believe u suck at predicting with your deep tennis knowledge :)

nchiva
09-07-2008, 06:59 PM
any news???

nchiva
09-07-2008, 08:21 PM
someone....navarro score????fucking challenger I wont ever bet on this kind of tournaments....

Boarder35m
09-07-2008, 08:25 PM
I just called (this is getting expensive :p) and they told me that it is 3-3 in first set :p

TankingTheSet
09-07-2008, 08:32 PM
Must be awful conditions, it's getting quite cold right now outside, and it's still wet.

nchiva
09-07-2008, 08:48 PM
I just called (this is getting expensive :p) and they told me that it is 3-3 in first set :p

oh man...if you get some news pls post it...tnx

Nathaliia
09-07-2008, 08:53 PM
so these players prefer to finish it today than play tomorrow anyway it seems

nchiva
09-07-2008, 09:20 PM
Navarro-Greul 3-6 4-6 fuck fuck fuck

nchiva
09-07-2008, 09:20 PM
I waited all day and now he lost.....mannnnnnnn

tandino
09-07-2008, 09:29 PM
stupid navarro woman :o

nchiva
09-07-2008, 09:30 PM
stupid navarro woman :o

he's so dumb...man I am angry:mad::mad::mad:

tandino
09-07-2008, 09:33 PM
serve & volej on clay, idiot tactiks

PereRibaFan
09-08-2008, 12:23 AM
serve & volej on clay, idiot tactiks

if he has to play from the baseline, he would've worse results. His baseline game is very poor.

he made the final here and lost against a player who has 10 wins in a row right now. I think that is not a bad week for Iván anyway.

and he'll have high-rank this week, almost top-70 :)

TankingTheSet
09-08-2008, 12:28 AM
Navarro did pretty well this week -- yesterday he won a marathon 7-6 in the third set and then won another three-setter on the same day against a player who had rest...

Nathaliia
09-08-2008, 06:06 AM
I think it was like Martijn said, balls got heavy and it favoured Greul, who is also on a very hot streak. It was a very 50/50 match.

CooCooCachoo
09-08-2008, 07:22 AM
Ivan :(

CooCooCachoo
09-08-2008, 07:25 AM
Apparently the prize ceremony was held inside due to the cold :lol:

JMG
09-08-2008, 08:29 AM
Big jump for Greul in the ranking, from 191 points to 301. :eek: