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Week 40: Mons, Belgium [Winner: Janko Tipsarevic]

CooCooCachoo
08-05-2009, 11:43 AM
Week 40: Mons [Belgium]

http://www.bargaintraveleurope.com/07/images/mons_square.jpg

Location: http://www.crwflags.com/FOTW/misc/wbe.gif Mons
Type: €106.5K+H
Surface: Indoor Hard
Starting Date: October 5.
2008 Champion: Teimuraz Gabashvili [RUS].

Tournament website: http://www.ethiastrophy.be/

Entry List:

To come.

Alternates:

To come.

CooCooCachoo
08-05-2009, 11:44 AM
QUALIFYING DRAW

FIRST ROUND

Dominik Hrbaty SVK [1] vs. George Bastl SUI
Björn Rehnquist SWE vs. Jean-Nöel Insausti FRA
Filip Prpic SWE vs. Stefano Galvani ITA
Niels Desein BEL [6] vs. Colin Fleming GBR

Julian Reister GER [2] vs. Joshua Milton GBR
Julien Dubail BEL [WC] vs. Rabie Chaki MAR
Marek Semjan SVK vs. Frederic De Fays BEL [WC]
Ilya Marchenko UKR [5] vs. Julien Jeanpierre FRA

Thierry Ascione FRA [3] vs. Chris Eaton GBR
Jonathan Marray GBR vs. Yannik Reuter BEL [WC]
Sergei Bubka Jr. UKR vs. Jeroen Clayes BEL [WC]
Tobias Kamke GER [7] vs. Benjamin Devos BEL [WC]

Nicolas Mahut FRA [4] vs. Frederik Nielsen DEN
Yannick Mertens BEL vs. Matwé Middelkoop NED
Rameez Junaid AUS vs. Gaetan De Lovinfosse BEL [WC]
Martin Klizan SVK [8] vs. Jérôme Haehnel FRA

CooCooCachoo
08-05-2009, 11:44 AM
MAIN DRAW

Janko Tipsarevic SRB [1] vs. Q
Alejandro Falla COL vs. Nicolas Kiefer GER
Michael Berrer GER vs. Xavier Malisse BEL
Ruben Bemelmans BEL [WC] vs. Teimuraz Gabashvili RUS [5]

Marc Gicquel FRA [4] vs. Denis Istomin UZB
Yannick Vandenbulcke BEL [WC] vs. Steve Darcis BEL
Thiago Alves BRA vs. Arthur De Greef BEL [WC]
Josselin Ouanna FRA vs. Olivier Rochus BEL [6]

Florent Serra FRA [7] vs. Arnaud Clément FRA
Sergiy Stakhovsky UKR vs. Q
Q vs. Stéphane Bohli SUI
Björn Phau GER vs. Evgeny Korolev RUS [3]

Christophe Rochus BEL [8] vs. David Goffin BEL [WC]
Stefan Koubek AUT vs. Lukas Lacko SVK
Carsten Ball AUS vs. Q
Karol Beck SVK vs. Simone Bolelli ITA [2]

CooCooCachoo
08-05-2009, 11:44 AM
DOUBLES DRAW

Fleming & Skupski [GBR, 1] vs. Ascione & Clément [FRA]
Falla & Gabashvili [COL/RUS] vs. Hrbaty & Kohlmann [SVK/GER]
Ball & Moser [AUS/GER, 3] vs. Goffin & C. Rochus [BEL, WC]
Marray & Qureshi [GBR/PAK] vs. Bemelmans & Mertens [BEL, WC]

Cerretani & Junaid [USA/AUS] vs. Darcis & Malisse [BEL, WC]
Delgado & Murray [GBR] vs. Marx & Zelenay [GER/SVK, 4]
Istomin & Korolev [UZB/RUS] vs. Gicquel & Mahut [FRA]
Beck & Stakhovsky [SVK/UKR] vs. Friedl & Skoch [CZE, 2]

Zirconek
09-16-2009, 04:32 AM
Entry List

Tipsarevic, Janko SRB 58
Hernych, Jan CZE 63
Bolelli, Simone ITA 64
Serra, Florent FRA 67
Gicquel, Marc FRA 70
Gabashvili, Teimuraz RUS 79
Phau, Bjorn GER 81
Rochus, Olivier BEL 82
Rochus, Christophe BEL 87
Mannarino, Adrian FRA 88
Beck, Karol SVK 89
Ouanna, Josselin FRA 91
Korolev, Evgeny RUS 92
Darcis, Steve BEL 94
Istomin, Denis UZB 99
Kiefer, Nicolas GER 109
Alves, Thiago BRA 116
De Bakker, Thiemo NED 122
Berrer, Michael GER 126
Koubek, Stefan AUT 127
Ball, Carsten AUS 128
Clement, Arnaud FRA 136



Alternates
1. Lacko, Lukas SVK 142
2. Falla, Alejandro COL 143
3. @ Vinciguerra, Andreas SWE 145
4. Bohli, Stephane SUI 146
5. Stakhovsky, Sergiy UKR 147
6. Malisse, Xavier BEL 152
7. Hrbaty, Dominik SVK 154
8. Sidorenko, Alexandre FRA 155
9. Reister, Julian GER 160
10. Kukushkin, Mikhail KAZ 169
11. Gremelmayr, Denis GER 171
12. Mahut, Nicolas FRA 180
13. Bemelmans, Ruben BEL 198
14. Dorsch, Benedikt GER 200
15. Kindlmann, Dieter GER 202

CooCooCachoo
09-16-2009, 08:27 AM
Great field :rocker:

soulage
09-16-2009, 09:41 AM
Mostly european but nice field :)
Kiefer in a challenger it's a long time it didn't happened 6 years indeed :eek:

SeagullUK
09-16-2009, 01:36 PM
Any Brits on alt list?

sheva07
09-16-2009, 03:17 PM
Woow what an amazing field this is. :yeah: GL Thiemo!

Jader Magri
09-16-2009, 05:35 PM
C´mon Alves!

Ertl93
09-16-2009, 06:19 PM
15 top 100 players, oO

Kezzi
09-16-2009, 06:48 PM
Arnaud! :bounce:

Count Zero
09-17-2009, 09:13 AM
wow what a list. surely you shouldn't have 15 top 100 players at a challenger? the ATP have got things wrong somewhere down the line here.

chowdahead25
09-19-2009, 01:31 AM
Janko...?

Win it!!!

~*BGT*~
09-19-2009, 02:54 AM
Zhenchka :yeah:

Foosimoo
09-21-2009, 12:54 PM
Didn't this tournament win challenger of the year or something? The players must want to see what it's all about.

roberthenman
09-22-2009, 04:56 PM
Ball :yeah:

Deborah
09-23-2009, 12:09 PM
Didn't this tournament win challenger of the year or something? The players must want to see what it's all about.
Yes, they did (it's called Challenger Award, I think).
Really hope they will have livescores this year... :rolleyes:

Anyways, great field. Looking forward to it, it's only half an hour drive from my place. :)

Zirconek
09-23-2009, 12:29 PM
Yes, they did (it's called Challenger Award, I think).
Really hope they will have livescores this year... :rolleyes:

Anyways, great field. Looking forward to it, it's only half an hour drive from my place. :)

So you live in the opposite side of the country :p

just kidding :)

I hope you have a good time :wavey:

Deborah
09-23-2009, 01:00 PM
So you live in the opposite side of the country :p

just kidding :)

I hope you have a good time :wavey:
I actually live on the 'border' of the two 'opposite sides' of the country :lol:

Thanks!! :)

Zirconek
09-23-2009, 01:10 PM
I actually live on the 'border' of the two 'opposite sides' of the country :lol:

Thanks!! :)

Do you mean geographically (N-S, W-E) or Flanders-Wallonia?

Belgium is such a rich mix :yeah:

Deborah
09-23-2009, 01:18 PM
Do you mean geographically (N-S, W-E) or Flanders-Wallonia?

Belgium is such a rich mix :yeah:
I mean Flanders-Wallonia ;)

Such different cultures in such a small country. Not always easy, but I guess it's not that bad being a Belgian (I would love to have better weather though :lol: )

Zirconek
09-23-2009, 02:09 PM
I mean Flanders-Wallonia ;)

Such different cultures in such a small country. Not always easy, but I guess it's not that bad being a Belgian (I would love to have better weather though :lol: )

:yeah:

I know there are people who want the country to be splitted, but I guess it's just a minority. Anyway, a healthy society that have things to teach others about tolerance and welfare. :yeah:

the mother of my grandfather studied in Belgium :)

oh, and of course I couldn't not say you have great beer and chocolate. :p I was really surprised I saw in a Swiss tournament Guyllian as sponsor :lol:

Deborah
09-23-2009, 02:35 PM
:yeah:

I know there are people who want the country to be splitted, but I guess it's just a minority. Anyway, a healthy society that have things to teach others about tolerance and welfare. :yeah:

the mother of my grandfather studied in Belgium :)

oh, and of course I couldn't not say you have great beer and chocolate. :p I was really surprised I saw in a Swiss tournament Guyllian as sponsor :lol:
There will always be people who want it to be different... but as you say, it's a minority. ;)
I really like all those different cultures in our country and I'm quite glad they make us learn 4 different languages at school :)

Guylian as a sponsor in Switserland?! :eek: :lol:

Deborah
09-23-2009, 02:37 PM
Just heard there was a pressconference yesterday.

Xavier Malisse and David Goffin got the first two wildcards for the main draw. They haven't decided the wildcards for the Qdraw. ;)

Edit: just read the whole presstext. The other two main draw wildcards will be given 'last minute' :rolleyes:
The ones for the Qdraw will be given to young promesing Belgian players... :lol:

Hellraiser
09-23-2009, 10:34 PM
Kiefer to win this!

Ofc if he want to win it :wavey:

Echoes
09-23-2009, 10:45 PM
Anyways, great field. Looking forward to it, it's only half an hour drive from my place. :)

Do you know if the final would be broadcasted on RTBF or Sporza?

Echoes
09-23-2009, 10:48 PM
Belgium is such a rich mix :yeah:

It's quite a mix but we, Flemish & Walloon, also have many things in common. :)

It's strange however you say Wallonia. Is it really the word in English? I've been told there were none. Only Walloon for the people.

orangehat
09-24-2009, 01:58 AM
Thiemo :bounce:

Deborah
09-24-2009, 07:26 AM
Do you know if the final would be broadcasted on RTBF or Sporza?
I remember I watched the final on telly last year, but I have absolutely no idea what channel it was... :o

Echoes
09-24-2009, 12:47 PM
I remember I watched the final on telly last year, but I have absolutely no idea what channel it was... :o

I think I watched as well. Thank you. :)

CooCooCachoo
09-24-2009, 01:11 PM
Just heard there was a pressconference yesterday.

Xavier Malisse and David Goffin got the first two wildcards for the main draw. They haven't decided the wildcards for the Qdraw. ;)

Edit: just read the whole presstext. The other two main draw wildcards will be given 'last minute' :rolleyes:
The ones for the Qdraw will be given to young promesing Belgian players... :lol:

Thanks for the info :yeah:

Malisse and Goffin are obvious WC choices. Other than that, it will be hard to decide between Desein and Bemelmans (and maybe even Mertens, though I'd say the other two deserve it more) and some potential high-profile non-Belgian players.

CooCooCachoo
09-24-2009, 01:13 PM
Oh and Doud's ranking will suffer big time after this week :sobbing:

Zirconek
09-24-2009, 06:05 PM
It's quite a mix but we, Flemish & Walloon, also have many things in common. :)

It's strange however you say Wallonia. Is it really the word in English? I've been told there were none. Only Walloon for the people.


Well, I actually didn't now how to spell when I was going to write it (I know the Portuguese word, Valônia) and made a quick google search and first result was wikipedia with the term Wallonia.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wallonia

CooCooCachoo
09-24-2009, 10:50 PM
Wallonia is correct, I guess. It seems to be the anglicized version of Wallonie.

Echoes
09-24-2009, 11:17 PM
OK then. ;)

kiwi10is
09-26-2009, 03:02 PM
OUT: Mannarino, Hernych
IN: Lacko, Falla
Next: Vinciguerra, Bohli, Stakhovsky

Loftra
09-27-2009, 09:16 AM
Ladeux and EXQI are sponsoring the event. So I suppose those will be the channels who will show the final. Don't expect much from Sporza.

orangehat
09-27-2009, 09:32 AM
One more WD before Vinci makes the MD :o

:bounce:

netko
09-27-2009, 03:25 PM
In the published entry list Alternates are given only to No 15. Is there any updated entry list? Who is after No 15?

Kezzi
09-27-2009, 03:34 PM
Here's the whole sheet, it's in the news section on the website.
http://www.ethiastrophy.be/fichiers/news/mons.pdf

netko
09-28-2009, 05:53 AM
Thank you very much, Kezzi!

SwedSerbia
09-29-2009, 11:08 PM
Tipsarevic & Vinciguerra :rocker2:

marquez
09-29-2009, 11:21 PM
fantastic field
kiefer :yeah:

chowdahead25
09-30-2009, 05:14 AM
Tipsarevic & Vinciguerra :rocker2:

:worship:

kiwi10is
10-01-2009, 03:39 PM
Tipsarevic & Vinciguerra :rocker2:

Vinciguerra is out :-( De Bakker, too...

Klaas_nalbandian
10-01-2009, 04:03 PM
Vinciguerra is out :-( De Bakker, too...

de bakker?

kiwi10is
10-01-2009, 05:34 PM
OUT: De Bakker, Hernych, Mannarino (from Alternates Vinciguerra, Kukushkin...)
IN: Lacko, Falla, Bohli
NEXT: Stakhovsky, Malisse, Hrbaty, Sidorenko, Reister, Gremelmayr, Mahut

orangehat
10-02-2009, 01:01 AM
Vinciguerra is out :-( De Bakker, too...

:sad: No!!!

Klaas_nalbandian
10-02-2009, 09:22 AM
De Bakker got sick after the Davis Cup, Sluiter was allready sick...

Deborah
10-02-2009, 09:58 AM
What time do Q-draws normally come out? :D

Zirconek
10-02-2009, 10:23 AM
What time do Q-draws normally come out? :D

After 9:00PM :wavey:

Zirconek
10-02-2009, 10:37 AM
Mons: (2 SE Spots to be cleared)
OUT: De Bakker, Hernych, Mannarino (and Vinciguerra, Kukushkin from ALT)
IN: Lacko, Falla, Bohli
NEXT: Stakhovsky, Malisse, Hrbaty, Sidorenko, Reister, Gremelmayr

Deborah
10-02-2009, 10:44 AM
After 9:00PM :wavey:
Thanks!! Didn't think it would be that late... :o

Kezzi
10-02-2009, 08:07 PM
Qualifying draw:
http://www.ethiastrophy.be/fichiers/news/qs03-10.pdf

Zirconek
10-02-2009, 08:21 PM
QUALIFYING DRAW

FIRST ROUND

Dominik Hrbaty SVK [1] vs. George Bastl SUI
Björn Rehnquist SWE vs. Jean-Nöel Insausti FRA
Filip Prpic SWE vs. Stefano Galvani ITA
Niels Desein BEL [6] vs. Colin Fleming GBR

Julian Reister GER [2] vs. Joshua Milton GBR
Julien Dubail BEL [WC] vs. Rabie Chaki MAR
Marek Semjan SVK vs. Frederic De Fays BEL [WC]
Ilya Marchenko UKR [5] vs. Julien Jeanpierre FRA

Thierry Ascione FRA [3] vs. Chris Eaton GBR
Jonathan Marray GBR vs. Yannik Reuter BEL [WC]
Sergei Bubka Jr. UKR vs. Jeroen Clayes BEL [WC]
Tobias Kamke GER [7] vs. Benjamin Devos BEL [WC]

Nicolas Mahut FRA [4] vs. Frederik Nielsen DEN
Yannick Mertens BEL vs. Matwé Middelkoop NED
Rameez Junaid AUS vs. Gaetan De Lovinfosse BEL [WC]
Martin Klizan SVK [8] vs. Jérôme Haehnel FRA

Deborah
10-02-2009, 08:40 PM
Malisse got on the Main Draw without a wildcard, so they gave it to someone else.

Wildcards:
Ruben Bemelmans, David Goffin, Yannick Vandenbulcke and Arthur Degreef.

Looks like Dimitrov isn't playing... :(

Kezzi
10-02-2009, 09:20 PM
Where did you find the MD?

sheva07
10-02-2009, 10:36 PM
Just 1 Dutchy in the QD.:sad:

CooCooCachoo
10-02-2009, 11:45 PM
Amazing QD compared to previous years. Definitely would have gone if I had been home.

Good Luck [QD]:

George Bastl
Stefano Galvani
Marek Semjan
Thierry Ascione
Chris Eaton
Sergei Bubka
Frederik Nielsen
Rameez Junaid

marquez
10-02-2009, 11:51 PM
this qualifying draw is one of the best I've ever seen on ch tour

alex-germany
10-03-2009, 11:08 AM
who knows any results so far? livescore isn't working :-(

soulage
10-03-2009, 01:09 PM
MD is out http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2009/3350/mds.pdf

Some interesting first round matches and great field for a challenger anyway.

Rhenou
10-03-2009, 01:53 PM
Reister def. Milton 6-4 6-2
Dubail def. Chaki 6-7(2) 7-6(4) 6-3

Rhenou
10-03-2009, 02:20 PM
Mahut def. Nielsen 6-1 3-6 6-0

Rhenou
10-03-2009, 03:28 PM
Marchenko def. Jeanpierre 6-3 6-3
Mertens def. Middelkoop 7-6(2) 6-3

Rhenou
10-03-2009, 05:40 PM
DE FAYS, Frederic (BEL) def. SEMJAN, Marek (SVK) 6-3 7-6(6)
JUNAID, Rameez (AUS) def. DE LOVINFOSSE, Gaetan (BEL) 6-0 2-6 6-0

Keyser Soze
10-04-2009, 08:00 AM
Haehnel d. Klizan 7-6(4) 6-1 :mad:

Ad Wim
10-04-2009, 09:06 AM
What a terrible draw for Phau :sad:

alex-germany
10-04-2009, 10:16 AM
score reister vs. dubail pls? thx

Deborah
10-04-2009, 10:17 AM
First Q-round:

http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2009/3350/qs.pdf

(1)Dominik Hrbaty (SVK) d. George Bastl (SUI) 7-5 7-6(4)
Jean-Noel Insausti (FRA) d. Bjorn Rehnquist (SWE) 6-2 6-2
Stefano Galvani (ITA) d. Filip Prpic (SWE) 6-2 7-5
(6)Niels Desein (BEL) d. Colin Fleming (GBR) 6-7(3) 7-6(2) 6-4
(2)Julian Reister (GER) d. Joshua Milton (GBR) 6-4 6-2
(WC)Julien Dubail (BEL) d. Rabie Chaki (MAR) 6-7(2) 7-6(4) 6-3
(WC)Frederic De Fays (BEL) d. Marek Semjan (SVK) 6-3 7-6(6)
(5)Ilia Marchenko (UKR) d. Julien Jeanpierre (FRA) 6-3 6-3
(3)Thierry Ascione (FRA) d. Chris Eaton (GBR) 7-5 7-6(2)
Jonathan Marray (GBR) d. (WC)Yannik Reuter (BEL) 7-6(2) 6-2
Sergei Bubka, Jr. (UKR) d. (WC)Jeroen Clayes (BEL) 6-0 6-3
(7)Tobias Kamke (GER) d. (WC)Benjamin Devos (BEL) 6-1 6-3
(4)Nicolas Mahut (FRA) d. Frederik Nielsen (DEN) 6-1 3-6 6-0
Yannick Mertens (BEL) d. Matwe Middelkoop (NED) 7-6(2) 6-3
Rameez Junaid (AUS) d. (WC)Gaetan De Lovinfosse (BEL) 6-0 2-6 6-0
Jerome Haehnel (FRA) d. (8)Martin Klizan (SVK) 7-6(4) 6-1

Deborah
10-04-2009, 10:18 AM
score reister vs. dubail pls? thx
livescore isn't working yet :(

alex-germany
10-04-2009, 10:46 AM
can anyone from belgium call the office and ask for the results of Reister-Dubail and Marchenko-De Fays ? thanks!

soulage
10-04-2009, 10:57 AM
Doubles Draw http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2009/3350/mdd.pdf

CooCooCachoo
10-04-2009, 11:09 AM
DOUBLES DRAW

Fleming & Skupski [GBR, 1] vs. Ascione & Clément [FRA]
Falla & Gabashvili [COL/RUS] vs. Hrbaty & Kohlmann [SVK/GER]
Ball & Moser [AUS/GER, 3] vs. Goffin & C. Rochus [BEL, WC]
Marray & Qureshi [GBR/PAK] vs. Bemelmans & Mertens [BEL, WC]

Cerretani & Junaid [USA/AUS] vs. Darcis & Malisse [BEL, WC]
Delgado & Murray [GBR] vs. Marx & Zelenay [GER/SVK, 4]
Istomin & Korolev [UZB/RUS] vs. Gicquel & Mahut [FRA]
Beck & Stakhovsky [SVK/UKR] vs. Friedl & Skoch [CZE, 2]

CooCooCachoo
10-04-2009, 11:21 AM
MAIN DRAW

Janko Tipsarevic SRB [1] vs. Q
Alejandro Falla COL vs. Nicolas Kiefer GER
Michael Berrer GER vs. Xavier Malisse BEL
Ruben Bemelmans BEL [WC] vs. Teimuraz Gabashvili RUS [5]

Marc Gicquel FRA [4] vs. Denis Istomin UZB
Yannick Vandenbulcke BEL [WC] vs. Steve Darcis BEL
Thiago Alves BRA vs. Arthur De Greef BEL [WC]
Josselin Ouanna FRA vs. Olivier Rochus BEL [6]

Florent Serra FRA [7] vs. Arnaud Clément FRA
Sergiy Stakhovsky UKR vs. Q
Q vs. Stéphane Bohli SUI
Björn Phau GER vs. Evgeny Korolev RUS [3]

Christophe Rochus BEL [8] vs. David Goffin BEL [WC]
Stefan Koubek AUT vs. Lukas Lacko SVK
Carsten Ball AUS vs. Q
Karol Beck SVK vs. Simone Bolelli ITA [2]

Echoes
10-04-2009, 11:42 AM
First Q-round:
(4)Nicolas Mahut (FRA) d. Frederik Nielsen (DEN) 6-1 3-6 6-0


Wow. Unbelievable to find him in the qualifying draw for a Challenger now (even though it's the best Ch.:cool:).

I hope he'll come through. :yeah:

spanish_army
10-04-2009, 11:51 AM
I'd like to know your opinion about the first Bemelmans' match.

I think he has a real chance to win.

Ad Wim
10-04-2009, 12:51 PM
Because you want to bet on Bemelmans?

spanish_army
10-04-2009, 01:12 PM
No, in the first part of the season I realised Belememans played very well in indoor tournaments.
In fact, I thought he would be one of best incoming players this year, but his results in the second part
of the year have been poor in my opinion, specially in hard surface.

Playing at home and returning to indoor, i hope he could increase his tennis level again and to go up in the ATP ranking.

So, simply I would like to know your opinion about Bemelmans and if he has chances to defeat Gabashvili.

ImmzB
10-04-2009, 01:18 PM
Come on Qureshi & Marray!

CooCooCachoo
10-04-2009, 02:21 PM
No, in the first part of the season I realised Belememans played very well in indoor tournaments.
In fact, I thought he would be one of best incoming players this year, but his results in the second part
of the year have been poor in my opinion, specially in hard surface.

Playing at home and returning to indoor, i hope he could increase his tennis level again and to go up in the ATP ranking.

So, simply I would like to know your opinion about Bemelmans and if he has chances to defeat Gabashvili.

I really like Ruben and want him to do well. Indoors is also his best surface, so if he plays to his ability, he can definitely win. But I think it's a bridge too far given his recent form. Gabashvili isn't a clown on the surface either.

Snowwy
10-04-2009, 04:00 PM
Hard to believe Darcis is ranked below both Rochus'

ImmzB
10-04-2009, 05:36 PM
Order Of Play- Monday: http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2009/3350/op.pdf

roberthenman
10-04-2009, 06:59 PM
nice draw
GL to Ball :yeah:

Deborah
10-05-2009, 08:29 AM
Second Q-Round

(1)Dominik Hrbaty (SVK) d. Jean-Noel Insausti (FRA) 6-7(3) 6-4 6-2
Stefano Galvani (ITA) d. (6)Niels Desein (BEL) 6-2 7-5
(2)Julian Reister (GER) d. (WC)Julien Dubail (BEL) 6-4 6-3
(5)Ilia Marchenko (UKR) d. (WC)Frederic de Fays (BEL) 6-3 7-5
(3)Thierry Ascione (FRA) d. Jonathan Marray (GBR) 4-6 6-4 6-1
Sergei Bubka, Jr. (UKR) d. (7)Tobias Kamke (GER) 6-3 6-4
(4)Nicolas Mahut (FRA) d. Yannick Mertens (BEL) 7-6(7) 6-7(5) 7-5
Jerome Haehnel (FRA) d. Rameez Junaid (AUS) 6-4 4-6 6-4

Deborah
10-05-2009, 08:30 AM
I really like Ruben and want him to do well. Indoors is also his best surface, so if he plays to his ability, he can definitely win. But I think it's a bridge too far given his recent form. Gabashvili isn't a clown on the surface either.
Agree, but I'm hoping playing in front of his homecrowd will give him a boost and he will be able to pull it of...

Nathaliia
10-05-2009, 02:08 PM
Korolev for the title :angel:

marquez
10-05-2009, 02:47 PM
Korolev for the title :angel:

nathi has a lot of love for evgeny since he joked with her in szczecin

spanish_army
10-05-2009, 02:59 PM
The most difficult match for korolev is the first against phau. If he wins, it would be easy to see him in the final rounds. Koro is in the topform of the season.

marquez
10-05-2009, 03:15 PM
The most difficult match for korolev is the first against phau. If he wins, it would be easy to see him in the final rounds. Koro is in the topform of the season.

serra?

Iván
10-05-2009, 03:20 PM
Lacko 7-6 0-0

spanish_army
10-05-2009, 03:23 PM
hmmm, I have doubts with him. In the last tournaments Serra played bad and Koro is more adapted to indoor.

Iván
10-05-2009, 03:30 PM
Koubek 6-7 0-2*****************

JMG
10-05-2009, 03:58 PM
Hrbaty :bigclap:

Zirconek
10-05-2009, 04:12 PM
QUALIFYING ROUND

Dominik Hrbaty SVK [1] vs. Stefano Galvani ITA | 6-7(4) 6-2 6-4
Ilya Marchenko UKR [5] vs. Julian Reister GER [2] | 6-2 3-6 6-4
Sergei Bubka Jr. UKR vs. Thierry Ascione FRA [3] | 6-4 7-6(5)
Jérôme Haehnel FRA vs. Nicolas Mahut FRA [4] | 4-6 6-4 7-5

Zirconek
10-05-2009, 04:13 PM
Domi :bounce:
Jérôme :D

Almost all top players in qualifying lost in final round, maybe they are expecting LL spots in main draw? :p

Deborah
10-05-2009, 04:58 PM
Lacko def. Koubek: 7-6(1) 7-6(5)

Deborah
10-05-2009, 05:01 PM
QUALIFYING ROUND

Dominik Hrbaty SVK [1] vs. Stefano Galvani ITA | 6-7(4) 6-2 6-4

Dominik :worship:
I was there during his first Q-round. It was the last match of the day (there were only about 20 people left in the stadium) and he was gratefull we were still there and cheering for him :D

Nathaliia
10-05-2009, 05:47 PM
nathi has a lot of love for evgeny since he joked with her in szczecin
No, this is just a prediction. Another Russian gets all my love :p.


PS. really feel sorry for Mahut, he used to be good...

FrankSolitario
10-05-2009, 07:33 PM
i saw korolev play an astonishing tennis in Asia, with Ginepri totally stunned (6-1 6-1) and in form Simon in great trouble(6-4)
But Gilles knew the way to put problems in koro's game: change the rhythm and the spin on the ball, first defend and then attack at the right moment...koro freaked out in the topic moments and lost the match
if he improves a little the mental and tactical aspect he can go right in top 10

Ad Wim
10-05-2009, 07:34 PM
O C. Rochus, come on, what the hell is wrong with you?!

~*BGT*~
10-05-2009, 09:50 PM
Korolev for the title :angel:

I agree. :angel:

Smoke944
10-06-2009, 06:33 AM
One of the best challengers :worship:
Great comeback by Hrbaty to qualify, he still has so much passion for the game. :worship:

Deborah
10-06-2009, 06:47 AM
Goffin beat C. Rochus in three sets. :worship: :cool:

I'm going this afternoon. Good luck to the Belgians. :angel:

Iván
10-06-2009, 10:16 AM
Ball 2-6 3-6

Iván
10-06-2009, 10:24 AM
Istomin 2-6 6-3 *1-0

Ad Wim
10-06-2009, 10:28 AM
Ball was 3-0 up in the 2nd set, what a one day wonder this guy :haha:

roberthenman
10-06-2009, 03:55 PM
Ball 2-6 3-6

:mad:

FrankSolitario
10-06-2009, 04:13 PM
Ball was 3-0 up in the 2nd set, what a one day wonder this guy :haha:



Ball comes from a retirement last week, because he had flu :retard::help
I think he still has to recover strenght

Unless he is an aussie that usually plays only in United states, first time travelling in europe for tournaments, and also Marchenko is a good player on fast surfaces, he won a challenger in Turkey beating beck, f. mayer, robert

Iván
10-06-2009, 04:42 PM
Gabash 6-7 0-0*

sm00la
10-06-2009, 04:46 PM
omg:| Gabashvili has big chance to win first set in tie-break he won 4:2 and has 2 servs but he lossed every 2 :/ I hope than that will be 2:1 ;) Go Teimurazzzz

JMG
10-06-2009, 05:09 PM
Marx/Zelenay d. Delgado/Murray 6-0 6-4 :eek:

Good one.

Iván
10-06-2009, 05:56 PM
Bemelmans 7-6 3-6 3-6

Iván
10-06-2009, 07:03 PM
Vandenbulcke 4-6 4-6

Iván
10-06-2009, 07:38 PM
Berrer 1-0************

rommel99
10-06-2009, 10:09 PM
updates? go xman!!!

marquez
10-06-2009, 10:48 PM
malisse 7-6 4-6 6-4

Deborah
10-07-2009, 06:54 AM
Great match from Malisse!! Saw some amazing spectacular tennis. :worship: It was only finished just after midnight. :lol:
As usual he was whining to himself after almost every error, but it actually got some kind of funny. :lol: The crowd also really pulled him through in that third set. :worship:

Bemelmans made too many mistakes... His serve was ok, but one sloppy game in the second set and it was over. Gabashvili was choking when he had to serve it out (or at least it looked like it :lol: ) Bemelmans got one break back then, but it was too late and Gabashvili served it out the second time.
I wonder, is Gabashvili always that cranky? Whining about almost every call... :rolleyes:

I also saw Darcis against Vandenbulcke. Not a great match, lots of mistakes from both players... Darcis really has to pull up his game if he wants to survive some more rounds... :rolleyes:

Hrbaty totally gave it away in the third set against Stakhovsky. He was up a break but immediately got broken back because of really sloppy errors... :(

Right... had a wonderful day. Hope I can go back on Thursday for the second rouds. :)

Deborah
10-07-2009, 07:03 AM
I also saw David Goffin playing doubles with Christophe Rochus. He's supposed to be the 'next big thing' in Belgium. :D He not bad, but I can't really see anything special about him (doubles is of course not the same than a singles match). His serve is really a weapon on the faster surface, but he really needs some work on his footwork. His volleys are also really crappy. :lol: Maybe he should play some more doubles to improve that. ;) He's only 18, let's see what happens with him in the next 2-3 years. ;)

Ad Wim
10-07-2009, 09:20 AM
Match of the Day Phau-Korolev starts with two breaks. Come on Bjorn!

Ad Wim
10-07-2009, 09:28 AM
After that no chance whatsoever for Phau, as it was expected. Korolev just too good at the moment.

Ad Wim
10-07-2009, 10:02 AM
Again an early break for Phau but again directly rebroken. Can't hit a first serve when he needs it :help:

Ad Wim
10-07-2009, 10:10 AM
And now 4 games in a row for Korolev, just like in the first set. Looks like he is just playing with him :sad:

cuprina
10-07-2009, 10:26 AM
What happened in the Bohli - Haehnel match? Bohli 6-4 2-1 and retired???

Deborah
10-07-2009, 10:27 AM
Jerome Haehnel [Q] d. Stéphane Bohli SUI: 4-6 1-2 retd.
Evgeny Korolev RUS [3] d. Björn Phau GER: 6-3 6-2

Iván
10-07-2009, 12:39 PM
Deborah does ollie rochus have a good record at this event?

Deborah
10-07-2009, 12:49 PM
Deborah does ollie rochus have a good record at this event?
12 matches won against 3 lost :)

2008: SF (lost to Gabashvili)
2007: QF (lost to Pavel)
2006: QF (lost to Tipsarevic)
2005: winner

Iván
10-07-2009, 12:52 PM
Thanks, ouanna can be a handful

i hope Mini Fed is switched on.

KSXP
10-07-2009, 01:07 PM
Someone see that BOHLI RET.... it's impossible... Bohli idiot

CooCooCachoo
10-07-2009, 01:54 PM
Idiot?

If he retired while winning 6-4 2-1 it must be a serious injury.

Iván
10-07-2009, 02:16 PM
Any info about de greef?

17 years old, very young.

~*BGT*~
10-07-2009, 03:02 PM
Zhenya is one step closer to top 50. A SF here and he's got it :bounce:

Smoke944
10-07-2009, 06:16 PM
Goffin's first win this week :eek:

Nathaliia
10-07-2009, 07:08 PM
Korolev :yeah: nice stuff and obviously expected!

Deborah, Gaba is always like that yeah. I'm surprised it wasn't him who broke the racquet on the forhead, he might prepare for something bigger :D

Iván
10-07-2009, 07:22 PM
Rochus 3-6 6-4 4-6

Iván
10-07-2009, 07:23 PM
Marchenko 0-6 6-3 6-1

Montego
10-07-2009, 08:06 PM
In case someone is interested:

Thiago Alves def. Arthur De Greef 6:1 6:4

Smoke944
10-08-2009, 05:33 AM
Oli was a break up in the final set :o
And Karol :help: yeesh

Deborah
10-08-2009, 07:39 AM
Deborah, Gaba is always like that yeah. I'm surprised it wasn't him who broke the racquet on the forhead, he might prepare for something bigger :D
Will be interesting tonight then. Gabashvili against Malisse :eek: I hope the linesmen are wearing their glasses... and a helmet would also maybe come in handy... :o :lol:


Oli :sad:

Kezzi
10-08-2009, 08:02 AM
Idiot?

If he retired while winning 6-4 2-1 it must be a serious injury.
It was serious, we walked onto the court and almost immediately saw Bohli falling down. He also stayed on the ground without trying to get up first. Looked like he twisted his ankle really badly. Someone rushed over to him and first treated him while lying there, after that the man helped him to his chair. It felt like he had a time out for a long time and then walked to the umpire to retire. He couldn't really stand on it anymore. :awww:

Deborah
10-08-2009, 12:55 PM
Sergei Stakhovsky def. Florent Serra [7]: 7-6(7) 6-4
Evgeny Korolev [3] def. Jerome Haehnel [Q]: 7-6 (5) 6-3

Deborah
10-08-2009, 12:56 PM
Darcis-Istomin 6-4 1-1*

Getta
10-08-2009, 01:19 PM
Steve Darcis def. Denis Istomin 6-4 6-2

~*BGT*~
10-08-2009, 02:38 PM
Good job Zhenya :yeah:

Iván
10-08-2009, 02:47 PM
ouanna to win this event

Getta
10-08-2009, 03:18 PM
Joss 6-4 6-3.

ouanna to win this event

I hope so, but I'm not really convinced yet.

ImmzB
10-08-2009, 04:17 PM
Qureshi/Marray 6-4 6-7 (5-7) 7-10.

Served 4 the match at 5-4 in the 2nd. Mini-Breaks up in the Match Tie-Break.

!!!

Springer89
10-08-2009, 04:52 PM
In case someone is interested:

Thiago Alves def. Arthur De Greef 6:1 6:4

De Greef :hug:
This result is not listed in yesterday's results (http://www.protennislive.com/lsLaunch.asp?year=2009&wkno=40C&lang=en&tabno=1&ref=www.atpworldtour.com). :confused:

spanish_army
10-08-2009, 05:30 PM
Malisse 4-4*

Grobar
10-08-2009, 07:40 PM
Janko defeated Alejandro Falla 6:2 6:1 just 57 minutes needed :)

go Janko!Tommorow against Malisse

Deborah
10-09-2009, 06:49 AM
Xavier :worship: Great match!!
Hope he can pull it of against Tipsarevic. :devil:

Nathaliia
10-09-2009, 11:41 AM
Mmm I'd love to watch the match Stakhovsky-Korolev. Some of my fave challenger players.
Deborah are you having a nice time at the event?

I am upset I have problems with the internet yet for a week and can't update my website :( so we hope for some interesting info here on MTF :D

Getta
10-09-2009, 11:44 AM
Stakhovsky def. Korolev 6-3 6-4.

Nathaliia
10-09-2009, 11:46 AM
Oh :o I am just having a coffee break. This way or another I'd have loved to watch it. I hope Sergiy can win the title now.

Deborah
10-09-2009, 12:46 PM
I'm having a great time at the event, Nathalia. It such a great organised tournament and the tickets are pretty cheap too. :) A pity I have to work, otherwise I would have gone every afternoon too, but now it's only the evenings. ;)
Sorry to hear you're having problems with your internet...
As patriotic as I am, I of course would love to see Darcis or Malisse win the title. :cool:

Yesterday during the Malisse-Gabashvili match there was a dragonfly on the court, right at the place where Gaba wanted to stand to serve. :lol: He ordered the ballkid to get one of the boxes where the balls are in to put the dragonfly in. So he did and gave the box to one of the guys of the security. :lol: Malisse was so annoyed by it (it also took quite some time) and screamed something like: 'just crush it with your foot' :lol:

Nathaliia
10-09-2009, 01:08 PM
What a gentle guy, he deserves the Nobel Peace Prize :hearts:

Malisse is also one of my favourite players, what a character! Anyway you guys always have a fantastic line-up, I might consider going there one year, especially we have cheap airlines Wrocław - Brussells. How does it look with the accomodation?

Deborah
10-09-2009, 01:30 PM
Not sure about that Nobel Peace Price :eek: :lol:

Malisse is indeed quite a character... especially when you understand all the things he says to himself on court. :lol: He can be such an 'asshole' though too on court. Quite strange because off court he's such a great and even a shy guy. Always really friendly too. :)

Oh yes, travelling in Europe is most of the time quite cheap with all those low cost companies. :)
Don't really know about accomodation. I know the players stay at a Best Western near Mons, but it's about a 15-minutes drive and I'm not sure about the public transport to it. The citycentre and station are really close to the venue (about 2-3 km and there's free shuttle from and to the station) so I'm sure you should be able to find some nice hotels or B&B's. ;)

KaiserT
10-09-2009, 02:27 PM
Do you think Istomin may tank his doubles today to get to his home challenger in good time?

I wonder.....

percyolivares
10-09-2009, 05:43 PM
poor josselin

percyolivares
10-09-2009, 06:53 PM
such a mug this ouanna, every important 2nd servereturn he lost, in TB and on BP's
had a SP on own serve in secound set and lost than both serves to 6-7

such a chocker as frenchies ever did

GustavoM_Fan
10-09-2009, 08:35 PM
too solid this Tipsarevic

leading Malisse 7-5 *2-2

JMG
10-09-2009, 08:38 PM
too solid this Tipsarevic

leading Malisse 7-5 *2-2

Marx/Zelenin lost 9-11 to to crap doubles players Istomin/Korolev. :sad:

percyolivares
10-09-2009, 08:42 PM
tipsa lucks deep, all against me

percyolivares
10-09-2009, 08:44 PM
Marx/Zelenin lost 9-11 to to crap doubles players Istomin/Korolev. :sad:

the only servegame they lost, they had 40-0!
in the champs-TB they lead 8-5 and had a matchpoint at 9-8, totally bad...

marquez
10-09-2009, 08:51 PM
malisse still fighting
breaks back

percyolivares
10-09-2009, 08:59 PM
what a lucky lucky fucker this tipsarevic is, I hate this guy....malisse fights good, the crowd helps him

JMG
10-09-2009, 09:02 PM
the only servegame they lost, they had 40-0!
in the champs-TB they lead 8-5 and had a matchpoint at 9-8, totally bad...

Yes, he is choking often this year.

nemanjam
10-09-2009, 09:10 PM
Janko :yeah:

ju_lopes
10-10-2009, 01:15 PM
any live stream for today's matches anyone? :confused:

Iván
10-10-2009, 01:27 PM
Stakhovsky 6-2 2-2

Iván
10-10-2009, 03:13 PM
Stakhovsky 6-2 2-6 6-2

kosican
10-10-2009, 03:21 PM
thnx man

CooCooCachoo
10-11-2009, 09:10 AM
Sergiy :banana: Good luck in the final :yeah:

ju_lopes
10-11-2009, 11:17 AM
is there any live stream for the final?

Iván
10-11-2009, 11:20 AM
tough final

Pea
10-11-2009, 03:40 PM
Janko will have a tough time with this one.

~*BGT*~
10-11-2009, 03:56 PM
Istomin/Korolev df Falla/Gaba 6-7 (4) 7-6 (4) 11-9!! Zhenya's first ever doubles title! :woohoo:

nemanjam
10-11-2009, 05:03 PM
Janko won 7-6(4) 6-3 :yeah:

He played two times in Mons and won two titles :worship:

Echoes
10-11-2009, 10:21 PM
Damn. Couldn't see it on the telly. Don't think it was broadcasted. :(

Deborah
10-12-2009, 07:32 AM
Damn. Couldn't see it on the telly. Don't think it was broadcasted. :(

It saw it on Exqi Sports... a channel that is not on the cable, you need digital tv for it. :rolleyes:

Deborah
10-12-2009, 07:42 AM
Congrats to Janko... For some reason I don't like him though. :o

There was a crazy moment during the Malisse-Tipsarevic match. Malisse was serving at 5-6 to stay in the set. Tipsarevic got on advantage and so had a setpoint. Malisse hit a huge serve which Tipsy just got back and Malisse finised it with a great crosscourt forehand winner on the line. Of course the crowd goes crazy after a huge fistpump from Malisse. X-Man walks towards the ballkid at the back of the court and gets ready to serve again. And then suddenly... the lineswomen decides to still call that crosscourt ball out. :eek: So, game and set Tipsarevic. :eek: So unfair and the umpire just does nothing. The crowd starts booing of course and I thought Malisse was going to explode. He screamd so loud :lol: Anyways, the set went to Tipsarevic 7-5, but Malisse refused to play on with that lineswoman and he got what he wanted. Another men took her place :devil: I actually didn't know a player could do that. :lol:
During the second set there were a lot of close balls (a couple of them were really out :lol: ), but it looked like none of the linesmen dared to call it out. :o

Besides that incident it was a great match with some spectacular rallies. :worship: Really a pity that first set had to end like that, Malisse really deserved a tiebreak.

Hope Malisse can get some points in the last tournaments of the year so he again is in the top 100 and has a spot in the main draw of the Australian Open. :)

CooCooCachoo
10-12-2009, 08:14 AM
Thanks, Deborah :)

Deborah
10-12-2009, 08:23 AM
You're welcome, CCC :)

That runner-up 'trophy' :speakles: :lol:


http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/5d/fullj.80b2bd0cb6eddc79c43414cad45dde3a/80b2bd0cb6eddc79c43414cad45dde3a-getty-tennis-bel-ethias-trophy.jpg

Kezzi
10-12-2009, 09:05 AM
I like it better than the actual trophy. :lol:
Nice photo of them together. Sergiy still looks like he's enjoying himself, even without the trophy. :)

Echoes
10-12-2009, 11:45 AM
It saw it on Exqi Sports... a channel that is not on the cable, you need digital tv for it. :rolleyes:

Oh damn. Thank you. I don't have digital TV. My TV programme said it would be broadcasted on Sporza after Paris-Tours. :rolleyes:

Echoes
10-12-2009, 11:52 AM
Lol at the anecdote about Malisse. :haha:

That must be unprecedented in an official tennis tournament, I think. :lol: