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Tommy on Clay! Houston, Texas

el tenista
04-03-2009, 12:14 PM
In the Houston thread, we can read that Tommy gets the 3rd WC for the tournament in Houston! Great news!
The draw will be published today...

http://www.mensclaycourt.com/

oranges
04-03-2009, 12:47 PM
Nice, not a bad lineup to hope for some good results :yeah:

Lugburz
04-03-2009, 01:51 PM
Nice birthday present ! and Happy Birthday Tommy !

thefly
04-03-2009, 03:13 PM
Ha, having seen two WC's been given away with still one left two days ago, I kind of hoped, but judging by the holiday pics on his website I pretty much buried my hopes ... all the more nicer, this surprise! Also a good sign I think, shows Tommy wants to secure some points.

TommyB.
04-04-2009, 10:01 AM
nice surprise :D

he plays against another German, Denis Gremelmayr

thefly
04-04-2009, 01:25 PM
nice surprise :D

he plays against another German, Denis Gremelmayr

Not to be underestimated on clay. Funny enough, they're current "ranking neighbours"; but Gremelmayr has just won one pro tour level match this year ...

Ah, who knows. On clay, there's really no prediction possible. ;)

Tommy fan
04-04-2009, 07:25 PM
Please win some...

Lugburz
04-05-2009, 09:17 AM
Not to be underestimated on clay. Funny enough, they're current "ranking neighbours"; but Gremelmayr has just won one pro tour level match this year ...

Ah, who knows. On clay, there's really no prediction possible. ;)

I guess that can be good for us..Seems like all our predictions went wrong or at least haven't came out the way we wanted to :)

thefly
04-05-2009, 08:35 PM
Tommy's in action on Tuesday, first match of the day at noon, I think 19 pm CET ...

thefly
04-07-2009, 06:24 PM
Here we go. And scoreboard's terrible right now. Any coverage later this week?

Lugburz
04-07-2009, 06:39 PM
Here I am.....

Lugburz
04-07-2009, 06:40 PM
no infos yet about the streams though

Lugburz
04-07-2009, 06:43 PM
what's wrong with the scoreboard :shrug:

TommyB.
04-07-2009, 06:44 PM
Hi guys...bet365 has a working livescore

3:2 Tommy, he was a break down and saved 2 bps in the last service game

Lugburz
04-07-2009, 06:44 PM
Tommy 3-2.

thefly
04-07-2009, 06:48 PM
Ah, thanks. Nice to see a rebreak.
Feels strange today, with no expectations at all ... almost liberating. ;)

Lugburz
04-07-2009, 06:53 PM
Exactly,and the results can come.. ;)
with serving for the 1st set...5-3 Tommy !

TommyB.
04-07-2009, 06:58 PM
one more Tommy ;)

Lugburz
04-07-2009, 07:02 PM
I am happy to see the 1st one taken,knowing the fact Gremelmayr is hard to beat on clay am I right..you guys should know better..

timoe
04-07-2009, 07:10 PM
Gremelmayr is not very consistent, but can play really well on clay. Last year he beat Nieminen, Blake, Tursunov, Almagro (!), Chardy and took a set off both Federer and Djokovic. So yes, a win for Tommy would be really nice here. And here is the rebreak! :)

Lugburz
04-07-2009, 07:10 PM
wow.Tommy breaks to love..nicee

TommyB.
04-07-2009, 07:10 PM
Yes Gremelmayr is not bad on clay, but he''s such an inconsistent player.

Tommy breaks back...

Lugburz
04-07-2009, 07:24 PM
nice! Tommy breaks again ..

thefly
04-07-2009, 07:25 PM
And up front with the break again. Recovered twice now. Nice ...

Lugburz
04-07-2009, 07:34 PM
Great win 6-3 6-3 ! Awesome bounce back after terrible defeat in Miami !

thefly
04-07-2009, 07:34 PM
Ha, here we have Tommy's first win on clay this year. Cool. Next one probably Granollers, way tougher on clay I guess. But who knows ... Pity we don't have live images; I'm so curious how Tommy really does on clay right now ...

Lugburz
04-07-2009, 07:37 PM
Well Granollers is a defending champion,so that's the real test for our guy ;)

TommyB.
04-07-2009, 07:39 PM
really nice...never thougt he would win it in 2 :)

JoeG6120
04-07-2009, 08:53 PM
On atp website it shows tommy using a head microgel prestige with a dunlop logo on his strings

Tommy fan
04-07-2009, 09:20 PM
At least on clay he wins :eek:
Good win though, Gremelmayer had some good matches on clay last year (3 sets against Fed and 4 tight sets against Djokovic)
Vamos Tommy!! Good luck next round! :)

Tommy fan
04-07-2009, 09:24 PM
On atp website it shows tommy using a head microgel prestige with a dunlop logo on his strings

Wow that's weird.. I'd love it if he moved to Head, they're my favorite company, but if he did so why having a Dunlop logo?
Any ideas guys?

thefly
04-07-2009, 09:34 PM
On atp website it shows tommy using a head microgel prestige with a dunlop logo on his strings

Nope, it says there that he (still) uses a Dunlop Aerogel 300.

Lugburz
04-09-2009, 02:30 AM
Tommy at 1am CET on Thursday ..

thefly
04-09-2009, 12:58 PM
I'm really curious. Imo, it would be a huge surprise if Tommy won that one ...

Lugburz
04-09-2009, 04:30 PM
We aren't expect anything so surprise may come ;)
I have feeling tis can go good...

thefly
04-10-2009, 12:21 AM
Anyone around? :)

Lugburz
04-10-2009, 01:10 AM
yup here I am,you are not alone ;)

Lugburz
04-10-2009, 01:11 AM
and I am back right on time! Tommy breaks !

Lugburz
04-10-2009, 01:20 AM
Great hold to love Tommy 5-2 in the second...

Lugburz
04-10-2009, 01:27 AM
Hell Yeah! Tommy lost 1st set 4-6 but takes the 2nd 6-2 ,and will serve at the start of the 3rd!

thefly
04-10-2009, 01:28 AM
Ha, after that big hold in the beginning he pretty much owned that set, nicely done! Let's hope he keeps it up!

Lugburz
04-10-2009, 01:30 AM
have you found any info about this tour on TV or streams ?

thefly
04-10-2009, 01:44 AM
have you found any info about this tour on TV or streams ?

Nope, nada.

Rebreak pleazzz.

Lugburz
04-10-2009, 01:48 AM
Nope, nada.

Rebreak pleazzz.

yeah! :devil: there's a rebreak!

Lugburz
04-10-2009, 01:49 AM
Good hold to love 3-2 Tommy !
..................4-3 Tommy !

thefly
04-10-2009, 01:56 AM
Come on, break him now!

Lugburz
04-10-2009, 01:59 AM
come on............

Lugburz
04-10-2009, 02:03 AM
Awesome ! Tommy to serve for match !

thefly
04-10-2009, 02:03 AM
Yes yes yes!! Serve it out now!

Lugburz
04-10-2009, 02:04 AM
now hold hold hold hold hold hold hold hold
halt halt halt halt halt halt halt

Lugburz
04-10-2009, 02:07 AM
Yes! Tommy made my day ! 4-6 6-2 6-3 ! :devil:

thefly
04-10-2009, 02:08 AM
I don't freakin' believe it, he did it! Well fought, man, wow! can't wait to actually SEE him playing on clay. :D

Lugburz
04-10-2009, 02:09 AM
Yeah,about ''seeing'' him,it's strange that even Erosport won't cover from semis or so...

thefly
04-10-2009, 02:13 AM
Now it's another German. After today I think Tommy should win this, no matter that Phau is better ranked than Tommy right now (lol) ... well, see you later. ;)

Lugburz
04-10-2009, 02:14 AM
Regards mate ;)

16681
04-10-2009, 06:43 AM
Holy smokes I can't believe it :eek: Here I was feeling so bad about Tommy and his tennis I hadn't even wanted to come into the Forum so I didn't. But then I saw Tommy's name in a scoring site, which I also had not been looking at for the same reason I hadn't been coming here. And now I find out that Tommy is not only in a Tournament, but has won a Match since I have been away is amazing and wonderful news to me :yippee: :)

Tommy fan
04-10-2009, 07:27 AM
Vamos Tommy!! Great win!
Best of luck today! :)

TommyB.
04-10-2009, 09:16 AM
well done Tommy :)

he never played against Phau, too bad that we cannot see this...but it's the same procedure like every year in Houston :(

thefly
04-10-2009, 10:40 AM
Funny, no seed left in the quaterfinals. That makes Tommy and maybe Hewitt pretty much the stars of the event.

Ah, one more win and then a little break from the exhausting clay - until Munich I guess - I could live with that. Very well. Although ... Isner or Odesnik in a possible semi are also very doable ...

I guess the next three Masters on clay aren't an option for Tommy, right? Maybe if he asked for a WC, but I don't see it ...

Wyna
04-10-2009, 02:35 PM
Congrats, 2 victories on clay, that's really good for Tommy.

Now it's another German. After today I think Tommy should win this, no matter that Phau is better ranked than Tommy right now (lol) ... well, see you later. ;)

No disrespect to Phau, but that sounds so wrong... :awww:

TennisFan2012
04-10-2009, 07:54 PM
Good work, Tommy! Good luck today.

thefly
04-10-2009, 08:52 PM
It's tight right now between Isner and Odesnik. I think I would prefer Odesnik in a semi against Tommy; although he's higher ranked than Isner, Isner's been the better competitor this year so far (Odesnik has won his first pro tour level matches this year in Housten this week); on the other hand, Isner could be way less dangerous on clay than he can be on hard court ... ah what the hell, I take it either way, as long as Tommy gets to the semis. ;)

by now it looks like Odesnik will be it, anyway. :)

Lugburz
04-10-2009, 09:03 PM
yup Odesnik is in the semis,,woow I wish Tommy can win tonight !

Lugburz
04-10-2009, 09:33 PM
here's a rebreak...2 all ;)

Lugburz
04-10-2009, 10:14 PM
Tommy breaks in the second 3-2and is on serve atm..

Lugburz
04-10-2009, 10:17 PM
good hold to love ..4:2

Lugburz
04-10-2009, 10:26 PM
Tommy takes the 2nd set 6-3 !

Lugburz
04-10-2009, 10:33 PM
Ace #7 for the 1st game in the 3rd set...Tommy 1:0!

Mint Chip
04-10-2009, 10:34 PM
1-0 Tommy take the third set now :rocker2:

Lugburz
04-10-2009, 11:03 PM
ah Tommy and double faults :( he's got broken 3-4 Phau...

Mint Chip
04-10-2009, 11:05 PM
rebreak now Tommy :p

Lugburz
04-10-2009, 11:13 PM
Tommy losses 3-6 6-3 3-6

Mint Chip
04-10-2009, 11:19 PM
I'm now depressed :o :o

TennisFan2012
04-10-2009, 11:21 PM
Too bad today - I thought he would pull this one out. Hope he's doing well physically and onward and upward to the next tournament!

16681
04-11-2009, 12:52 AM
My :yippee: sure didn't last long :sad: May be I just should have stayed out of the Forum :unsure:

TommyB.
04-11-2009, 10:06 AM
Yep I thought he could win this one. Well, two wins on clay were more than expected. I'm not disappointed. And he lost to another German at least. ;)

kiwi10is
04-11-2009, 01:37 PM
back in top 80... these were some very importand points.. if he gets a wildcard for Munich now and collects at least a few points at Roland Garros and Wimbledon the direct acceptance for small tournaments like LA or Washington should be no problem again

TennisFan2012
04-11-2009, 06:15 PM
back in top 80... these were some very importand points.. if he gets a wildcard for Munich now and collects at least a few points at Roland Garros and Wimbledon the direct acceptance for small tournaments like LA or Washington should be no problem again

I hope you are right, kiwi, not only for him but, because I am in Wash., for me! It's always great to watch him play and he has a lot of fans here. Who knows, maybe Pres. Obama will come out to Legg-Mason this year! :D

Tommy fan
04-11-2009, 06:23 PM
:(