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Week 1: São Paulo, Brazil [Winner: Ricardo Mello]

Zirconek
12-14-2009, 10:44 AM
Week 1: São Paulo [Brazil]

http://www.destination360.com/south-america/brazil/images/st/sao-paulo.jpg

Location: http://www.crwflags.com/FOTW/misc/wbr.gif São Paulo
Type: $125K+H
Surface: Outdoor Hard
Starting Date: January 4
2009 Champion: Ricardo Mello .

Tournament website: http://www.abertosp.com.br/

[B]Entry List:

1 Daniel, Marcos BRA 87
2 Massu, Nicolas CHI 112
3 Levine, Jesse USA 115
4 Schwank, Eduardo ARG 118
5 Alves, Thiago BRA 149
6 Decoud, Sebastian ARG 150
7 Mello, Ricardo BRA 151
8 Silva, Julio BRA 153
9 Salamanca, Carlos COL 159
10 Gaudio, Gaston ARG 167
11 Dabul, Brian ARG 169
12 Brzezicki, Juan Pablo ARG 170
13 Gonzalez, Santiago MEX 176
14 Ferreiro, Franco BRA 187
15 Santos, Pablo ESP 187
16 Hocevar, Ricardo BRA 188
17 Junqueira, Diego ARG 193
18 Souza, Joao BRA 199
19 Delgado, Ramon PAR 203
20 Aguilar, Jorge CHI 224
21 Ghem, Andre BRA 226
22 Felder, Marcel URU 228
23 Cervantes-Huegun, Inigo ESP 237
24 Menendez-Maceiras, Adrian ESP 244
25 (Q)
26 (Q)
27 (Q)
28 (Q)
29 (WC) Marcelo Demoliner (BRA)
30 (WC)
31 (WC)
32 (WC)


Alternates:

1 Jenkins, Scoville USA 247
2 Gonzalez, Alejandro COL 251
3 Okun, Noam ISR 258
4 Evans, Daniel GBR 261
5 Poch-Gradin, Carlos ESP 266
6 Olaso, Guillermo ESP 267
7 Ghedin, Riccardo ITA 268
8 Vagnozzi, Simone ITA 269
9 Bonatto, Alexandre BRA 270
10 Amado, Juan-Pablo ARG 277
11 Demoliner, Marcelo BRA 292
12 Pashanski, Boris SRB 296
13 Zampieri, Caio BRA 298
14 Aldi, Francesco ITA 304
15 Checa-Calvo, Jose ESP 313

Zirconek
12-14-2009, 10:45 AM
QUALIFYING DRAW

FIRST ROUND

Carlos Poch-Gradin ESP [1] vs. Raael Camilo BRA
Bruno Semenzato BRA [WC] vs. Charles Costa BRA
Alexander Slabinsky GBR vs. Ricardo Siggia BRA
Caio Zampieri BRA [5] v. Gabriel Wanderley BRA

Guillermo Olaso ESP [2] vs. José Pererira BRA
Pedro Dumont Cabero Guimarães BRA [WC] vs. Rafael Saraiva BRA [WC]
Mateusz Kowalczyk POL vs. Luka Gregorc SLO
Rogério Dutra da Silva BRA [6] vs. Eduardo Assumpção BRA [WC]

Alexandre Bonatto BRA [3] vs. GuillermoAlcaide ESP
Diego Cristin ARG vs. Bruno Sant'anna BRA [WC]
Jonathan Marray GBR vs. João Wiesinger BRA
Michael McClune USA [8] vs. Rodrigo Guidolin BRA

Juan-Pablo Amado ARG [4] vs. Christian Lindell SWE
Tiago Fernandes BRA vs. Fritz Wolmarans RSA
Weerapat Doakmaiklee THA vs. Caio Nunes BRA [WC]
Ricardas Berankis LTU [7] vs. Paris Gemouchidis GRE

Zirconek
12-14-2009, 10:45 AM
MAIN DRAW

FIRST ROUND

João Souza BRA vs. Marcos Daniel BRA [1] | 6-4 6-4
Brian Dabul ARG vs. Marcelo Demoliner BRA [WC] | 7-6(7) 7-5
Fernando Romboli BRA [WC] vs. Tiago Lopes BRA [WC] | 6-3 7-6(16)
Ricardo Mello BRA [6] vs. Gastón Gaudio ARG | 6-1 6-4

Thiago Alves BRA [4] vs. Leonardo K irche BRA [WC] | 6-4 7-6(4)
Jorge Aguilar CHI vs. Santiago Gonzalez MEX | 6-4 7-6(1)
Juan-Pablo Brzezicki ARG vs. Diego Junqueira ARG | 6-1 6-2
Michael McClune USA [Q] vs. Sebastian Decoud ARG [5] | 6-4 7-6(4)

Ricardas Berankis LTU [Q] vs. Carlos Salamanca COL [7] | 6-7(6) 6-1 7-5
Guillermo Olaso ESP [Q] vs. André Ghem BRA | 6-3 6-4
Pablo Santos ESP vs. Franco Ferreiro BRA | 6-3 5-7 6-3
Eduardo Schwank ARG [3] vs. Ricardo Hocevar BRA | 6-3 6-7(5) 7-6(5)

Júlio Silva BRA [8] vs. Alejandro Gonzalez COL | 6-3 6-2
Ramón Delgado PAR vs. Marcel Felder URU | 6-3 6-1
Caio Zampieri BRA [Q] vs. Iñigo Cervantes-Huegun ESP | 4-6 6-3 6-3
Adrian Menendez ESP vs. Nicolas Massu CHI [2] | 7-6(3) 6-3

SECOND ROUND

João Souza BRA vs. Brian Dabul ARG | 7-6(3) 6-1
Ricardo Mello BRA [6] vs. Fernando Romboli BRA [WC] | 6-4 6-2
Thiago Alves BRA [4] vs. Jorge Aguilar CHI | 6-1 6-7(4) 6-1
Michael McClune USA [Q] vs. Juan-Pablo Brzezicki ARG | 7-6(5) 6-7(4) 7-5

Ricardas Berankis LTU [Q] vs. Guillermo Olaso ESP [Q] | 6-1 7-6(7)
Eduardo Schwank ARG [3] vs.Pablo Santos ESP | 6-4 6-1
Ramón Delgado PAR vs. Júlio Silva BRA [8] | 6-2 7-6(3)
Adrian Menendez ESP vs. Caio Zampieri BRA [Q] | 6-4 6-1

QUARTER FINALS
Ricardo Mello BRA [6] vs.João Souza BRA | 7-6(2) 7-6(8)
Thiago Alves BRA [4] vs. Michael McClune USA [Q] | 6-1 6-4
Eduardo Schwank ARG [3] vs. Ricardas Berankis LTU [Q] | 6-1 6-4
Ramón Delgado PAR vs. Adrian Menendez ESP | 7-6(7) 6-4

Zirconek
12-14-2009, 10:45 AM
DOUBLES DRAW | FIRST ROUND

Ratiwatana & Ratiwatana [THA, 1] vs. Demoliner & Huey | [B]7-5 7-5
Arnold Ker & Delgado [ARG/PAR] vs. Bonatto & Grilli [BRA, WC] | 5-7 6-4 10-5
Ferreiro & Mello vs. [B]Martin & Moser [USA/GER, 4] | 6-3 6-3
Bednarek & Kowalczyk [POL] vs. Brzezicki & Decoud [ARG] | 7-5 7-6(2)

Aguilar & Massu [CHI] vs. Lopes & Wiesinger [BRA, WC] | 7-5 6-2
Marray & J. Murray [GBR, 3] vs. Daniel & S. Gonzalez | [B]7-6(4) 7-6(3)
Dutra da Silva & Silva vs. Junqueira & Santos [ARG/ESP] | [B]6-1 6-3
Dabul & Prieto [ARG, 2] vs. Cristin & Schwank [ARG] | 7-6(3) 4-6 10-8

DOUBLES | QUARTER FINALS

Ratiwatana & Ratiwatana [THA, 1] vs. Arnold Ker & Delgado [ARG/PAR] | 6-4 4-6 10-5
Bednarek & Kowalczyk [POL] vs.Ferreiro & Mello | [B]6-7(2) 7-6(2) 10-5
Marray & J. Murray [GBR, 3] vs. Aguilar & Massu [CHI] | 6-2 6-3
Dabul & Prieto [ARG, 2] vs. Dutra da Silva & Silva | [B]4-6 6-3 10-3

DOUBLES | SEMI FINALS

Bednarek & Kowalczyk [POL] vs.Ratiwatana & Ratiwatana [THA, 1] | 7-6(5) 6-7(5) 10-5
Dabul & Prieto [ARG, 2] vs. Marray & J. Murray [GBR, 3] | 6-4 2-6 10-7

Zirconek
12-15-2009, 02:01 AM
This tournament is in my home city and always a bad scheduling for me. I'll be able to go only 5-6 January, if I manage to go. :sad:

roberthenman
12-15-2009, 02:42 AM
when entry list????

SeagullUK
12-15-2009, 03:11 PM
Sao Paulo, Brazil - Original Cut-off: 244

1 Daniel, Marcos BRA 87
2 Massu, Nicolas CHI 112
3 Levine, Jesse USA 115
4 Schwank, Eduardo ARG 118
5 Alves, Thiago BRA 149
6 Decoud, Sebastian ARG 150
7 Mello, Ricardo BRA 151
8 Silva, Julio BRA 153
9 Salamanca, Carlos COL 159
10 Gaudio, Gaston ARG 167
11 Dabul, Brian ARG 169
12 Brzezicki, Juan Pablo ARG 170
13 Gonzalez, Santiago MEX 176
14 Ferreiro, Franco BRA 187
15 Santos, Pablo ESP 187
16 Hocevar, Ricardo BRA 188
17 Junqueira, Diego ARG 193
18 Souza, Joao BRA 199
19 Delgado, Ramon PAR 203
20 Aguilar, Jorge CHI 224
21 Ghem, Andre BRA 226
22 Felder, Marcel URU 228
23 Cervantes-Huegun, Inigo ESP 237
24 Menendez-Maceiras, Adrian ESP 244
25 (Q)
26 (Q)
27 (Q)
28 (Q)
29 (WC)
30 (WC)
31 (WC)
32 (WC)

Alternates
1 Jenkins, Scoville USA 247
2 Gonzalez, Alejandro COL 251
3 Okun, Noam ISR 258
4 Evans, Daniel GBR 261
5 Poch-Gradin, Carlos ESP 266
6 Olaso, Guillermo ESP 267
7 Ghedin, Riccardo ITA 268
8 Vagnozzi, Simone ITA 269
9 Bonatto, Alexandre BRA 270
10 Amado, Juan-Pablo ARG 277
11 Demoliner, Marcelo BRA 292
12 Pashanski, Boris SRB 296
13 Zampieri, Caio BRA 298
14 Aldi, Francesco ITA 304
15 Checa-Calvo, Jose ESP 313

LucasFG
12-15-2009, 03:28 PM
I was expecting better players, at least 4 top100...
Last year it was 100k+H and the cut-off was 212...
This year they raised to 125k+H, and the cut-off is 244...
Strange and very disappointing...

The title must be claimed by Marcos Daniel..

CooCooCachoo
12-15-2009, 03:54 PM
Menendez :worship:

roberthenman
12-15-2009, 04:31 PM
Aguilar - Gaston - Juampi - Edu - Evans :rocker:

Caio_Brasil
12-15-2009, 11:14 PM
Usual suspects and nice to see Massu and Gaudio in the list.

Levine is a surprise too.

I'll be there during the whole tournament including both qualy days :)

Action Jackson
12-15-2009, 11:24 PM
Have fun Caio.

Caio_Brasil
12-15-2009, 11:32 PM
:yeah:

Sad there's no Horacio this year, but it's nice to see he is some steps better than he was and playing ATP's.

El Polaco will be here anyway and I wonder whether Franky Moser will be here again or not. Hopefully he will.

Ivanatis
12-15-2009, 11:56 PM
wtf is Jesse doing here?:confused: anyway good luck to him

Action Jackson
12-15-2009, 11:57 PM
:yeah:

Sad there's no Horacio this year, but it's nice to see he is some steps better than he was and playing ATP's.

El Polaco will be here anyway and I wonder whether Franky Moser will be here again or not. Hopefully he will.

It's not TT where a guy of Zeballos's ranking can play this challenger :)

Ilovetheblues_86
12-16-2009, 04:45 AM
Pablo Santos playing outdoor hard is a must see. :funny:

Machiavelli
12-16-2009, 08:10 AM
Franco Ferreiro for the title

NyGeL
12-17-2009, 04:11 AM
I was expecting better players, at least 4 top100...
Last year it was 100k+H and the cut-off was 212...
This year they raised to 125k+H, and the cut-off is 244...
Strange and very disappointing...

The title must be claimed by Marcos Daniel..

I can see you are new here.

All top 100 will be at Oceania during January.

Dupuis2006
12-18-2009, 07:53 PM
Great list but I hope these guys will travel to Aus. after!

Ad Wim
12-18-2009, 10:20 PM
Where is a guy like Del Bonis? Wasn't playing for the last month, and isn't playing here.

Caio_Brasil
12-18-2009, 11:06 PM
Marcelo Demoliner got a WC and took a picture with the sponsorship models :lol:

http://revistatenis.uol.com.br/Edicoes/59/imagens/i58976.jpg

He is in the left, seems happy.

Caralimon
12-19-2009, 04:29 AM
Where is a guy like Del Bonis? Wasn't playing for the last month, and isn't playing here.

AO qualeez maybe?

Ad Wim
12-19-2009, 09:32 AM
That's a week later.

CooCooCachoo
12-19-2009, 10:34 AM
:spit: That's a funny photo.

CooCooCachoo
12-19-2009, 10:35 AM
That's a week later.

Sao Paulo is a poor tournament to use as preparation for the AO. Generally few players that play here move on to the AO qualies.

kai.
12-25-2009, 09:24 PM
Diego :bounce:

ArgieFan
12-28-2009, 02:52 AM
Where is a guy like Del Bonis? Wasn't playing for the last month, and isn't playing here.

Delbo will play in the Aussie open qualy. Strange decision.

fran70
12-31-2009, 03:53 PM
Delbo will play in the Aussie open qualy. Strange decision.

I agree. I believed he was going to play in San Pablo and Salinas. Maybe he is planning to play in Burnie later on and Honolulu in case he doesn`t qualify for the Australian Open. Will see.

fran70
12-31-2009, 03:54 PM
Marcelo Demoliner got a WC and took a picture with the sponsorship models :lol:

http://revistatenis.uol.com.br/Edicoes/59/imagens/i58976.jpg

He is in the left, seems happy.

I can see why he decided to play here :)

SeagullUK
12-31-2009, 05:03 PM
OUT - Levine (and Jenkins, Evans, Ghedin from ALT)
IN - Gonzalez
NEXT - Okun, Poch-Gradin, Olaso

Caio_Brasil
12-31-2009, 05:16 PM
No Levine :rolleyes: hate those withdrawals.

Glad Alejo made it at least.

fran70
12-31-2009, 05:17 PM
OUT - Levine (and Jenkins, Evans, Ghedin from ALT)
IN - Gonzalez
NEXT - Okun, Poch-Gradin, Olaso

Last time flight for Okun? That would be nice to see him back as a regular challenger tour player

fran70
12-31-2009, 05:24 PM
I was expecting better players, at least 4 top100...
Last year it was 100k+H and the cut-off was 212...
This year they raised to 125k+H, and the cut-off is 244...
Strange and very disappointing...

The title must be claimed by Marcos Daniel..

I know what you mean. But I guess that a challenger with this organization should take place on another time of the year. Most of the players are focused on Australia during this time of the year. Maybe San Pablo (with less prize money) and Salinas could had been held on clay and along with Bucaramanga be a warm up for the South American swing.

tennis fan474
12-31-2009, 05:52 PM
Last time flight for Okun? That would be nice to see him back as a regular challenger tour player

Noam will most likely play Q in Chennai instead of challengers this week. In the end of last year, he combined Q of ATP tournaments and challengers, so i think that as long as he will keep his ranking as for now (258), he will continue to play also ATP tournaments, i guess because of the big prices.

roberthenman
01-01-2010, 03:40 PM
qaly draw????

tennis fan474
01-01-2010, 04:03 PM
qaly draw????

It's too early for that.
Now the time in Brazil is 3:00 PM and draw is out after 9:00 PM.

roberthenman
01-01-2010, 04:19 PM
It's too early for that.
Now the time in Brazil is 3:00 PM and draw is out after 9:00 PM.

:yeah:, sorry i thougth today was a saturday.....:haha:

:scratch:

fran70
01-01-2010, 04:23 PM
Noam will most likely play Q in Chennai instead of challengers this week. In the end of last year, he combined Q of ATP tournaments and challengers, so i think that as long as he will keep his ranking as for now (258), he will continue to play also ATP tournaments, i guess because of the big prices.

You was right. He will have to fight off Tatsuma Ito and Marcel Ilhan to reach the main draw though

Labamba
01-02-2010, 09:25 AM
Qualy Draw (http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2009/746/qs.pdf)
Saturday OOP (http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2009/746/op.pdf)

Reincidente
01-02-2010, 05:12 PM
when is main draw out??

Caio_Brasil
01-02-2010, 07:41 PM
Qualifying saturday

Fritz Wolmaranz d. Tiago Fernandes 6-7(7) 7-5 7-6(2)
Ricardas Berankis d. Paris Gemouchidis 6-2 6-3 (or 6-2 6-4)
Caio Zampieri d. Gabriel Wanderley 6-4 6-0
Rogério Dutra da Silva d. Eduardo Assumpção 6-0 6-0
Juan Pablo Amado d. Christian Lindell 6-4 6-7 6-3

Other matches:
Doakmaiklee probably defeated Nunes, he was far superior
Poch-Gradin vs Camilo don't know the winner, but Poch-Gradin won the first set 6-3 and I suppose he won the match because of its duration
Charles Costa vs Bruno Semenzato was a very tight match, Costa won the first set 7-6 but I don't know the winner
Bonatto-Alcaide and Gregorc-Kowalczyk were just starting when the rain appeared again. Don't know if they will be able to play a bit more today, but I don't think so
Cristin-Sant'anna, Guidolin-McClune and Marray-Wiesinger I have no clue about those, but I don't think they completed those and would say the last two didn't even start
Siggia-Slabinsky I think they played earlier but I didn't see any of this one unfortunatelly, Court 4 is far from the others
Saraiva was leading Dumont 3-0 in the first

Caio_Brasil
01-02-2010, 07:55 PM
Some of today:

*Wolmaranz defeated the Brazilian Junior hope Tiago Fernandes in a very tight match. They were hitting winners out there, I liked Fernandes' game a lot and hopefully he will build a good career in the future. The South African had a big weapon on his serve hitting many aces/unreturned serves and always playing aggressively. Final set tiebreak wasn't good for Fernandes but mainly because Wolmaranz went for it, powerful baseline shots and nice serving display. Good match overall.

*Berankis seems to be a very talented player, his shots are very natural so he's a nice player to watch. Anyway he still makes some errors he shouldn't, but well this was the year kick-off so it's understandable. Hope 2010 proves to be a good year for him. Gemouchidis showed some good stuff too, good hands, but really he didn't have many chances against a more aggressive opponent.

*Zampieri had a tricky first set against Wanderley who was taking the risks and showing some guts out there, not to mention he was playing well and making Caio work. The favourite's nice backhand was there though and he clinched the first set 6-4 in a tight final game. Second set was total downhill from Wanderley unfortunatelly.

*Amado-Lindell was the best match IMO, the nicest shots happened there and you could see both guys wanted it very much. Also Lindell is a Rio de Janeiro native who plays for Sweden and he seems to be charismatic, nothing but a big kid playing with the heart but also very foccused (former Brazilian DC captain Ricardo Acioly works with him and was there supporting his player). Amado always has that dead and tired face but he always plays the points till the end and has good hands, he can do nice shots sometimes. Didn't get to see the second set tiebreak when Lindell tied the match, but I saw most of the first and the third sets and it was a fun match to watch. Ah, Lindell's biotype remembers me a lot of Chela (also the way he prepares to receive the serve and the way he walks) and his serve motion is really weird.

Sorry no videos for qualies, I will only have the camera tomorrow night.

Caio

GustavoM_Fan
01-02-2010, 08:06 PM
THANK Caio

serve-volleyer Slabinsky vs your frienD Siggia?
Slabo was playing a brasilian future on clay some weeks ago :lol:


Berankis and maybe McClune are the young players with most potential in that quali
Dutrin will qualify probably too but he is a veteran

GustavoM_Fan
01-02-2010, 08:13 PM
Gregorc is playing :eek: long match coming in 2nd round probably

Caio_Brasil
01-02-2010, 08:18 PM
THANK Caio

serve-volleyer Slabinsky vs your frienD Siggia?
Slabo was playing a brasilian future on clay some weeks ago :lol:


Berankis and maybe McClune are the young players with most potential in that quali
Dutrin will qualify probably too but he is a veteran

I really wanted to see Slaba playing (is he serve-and-volleyer? :inlove: ) but they put it in Court 4 and it's terrible to go there :mad: also today was a mess because of the rain in the morning, many matches were being rescheduled to other courts and there was no way I could know about it.

Tomorrow I won't even try to see the future final between Silva and Alcaide, I find the qualy very interesting specially in the outside courts where you stay very close to the players.

Caio_Brasil
01-02-2010, 08:22 PM
Doakmaiklee Thai midget :worship: he was destroying Caio Nunes, I got the info it was 6-1 6-0 for him.

Also found out that Olaso defeated Pereira 6-4 6-4 and Poch-Gradin defeated Camilo 6-3 6-1, good day for Spanish guys against Brazilians.

I saw some main draw players in the park, Massu, Ghem, Delgado, Daniel, Frankie Moser :worship: and in the end I got the impression I saw Dabul.

edit: new results

Slabisnky d. Siggia 6-2 6-3
Costa d. Semenzato 7-6 6-3

Tipster13
01-02-2010, 08:26 PM
Valeu, Caio, for the comments :) Berankis will show good tennis on these Sao Paulo hardcourts, today was only warming up :)

Labamba
01-02-2010, 08:58 PM
Main Draw (http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2009/746/mds.pdf)

Baghdatis#1
01-02-2010, 09:40 PM
Paris :hug:
When will the doubles draw be out?

pifas
01-02-2010, 09:46 PM
thanks a lot to Caio Brazil,hope you will continue your good work informing of the results ...

willoughby
01-02-2010, 11:41 PM
Main Draw (http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2009/746/mds.pdf)

Nice draw

but I don't understand why they're posting the draws in the 2009 links :confused:

roberthenman
01-03-2010, 12:20 AM
good draw for JOrge Aguilar

Come ON JOrge :rocker:

too Gl Gaston, Edu, Nico :yeah:

*Jean*
01-03-2010, 05:43 AM
Ricardas :D

good luck
Alves
Gaudio
Schwank

CooCooCachoo
01-03-2010, 12:36 PM
MAIN DRAW

Marcos Daniel BRA [1] vs. João Souza BRA
Brian Dabul ARG vs. Marcelo Demoliner BRA [WC]
Tiago Lopes BRA [WC] vs. Fernando Romboli BRA [WC]
Gaston Gaudio ARG vs. Ricardo Mello BRA [6]

Thiago Alves BRA [4] vs. Leonardo K irche BRA [WC]
Jorge Aguilar CHI vs. Santiago Gonzalez MEX
Diego Junqueira ARG vs. Juan-Pablo Brzezicki ARG
Q vs. Sebastian Decoud ARG [5]

Carlos Salamanca COL [7] vs. Q
André Ghem BRA vs. Q
Franco Ferreiro BRA vs. Pablo Santos ESP
Ricardo Hocevar BRA vs. Eduardo Schwank ARG [3]

Julio Silva BRA [8] vs. Alejandro Gonzalez COL
Marcel Felder URU vs. Ramón Delgado PAR
Iñigo Cervantes-Huegun ESP vs. Q
Adrian Menendez ESP vs. Nicolas Massu CHI [2]

CooCooCachoo
01-03-2010, 12:36 PM
Vamos Adrian :dance:

LOVELY
01-03-2010, 01:16 PM
Suerte Nico :bounce:

Narcizas
01-03-2010, 04:31 PM
Any updates ?

muppers
01-03-2010, 04:34 PM
Any results for Alexander Slabinsky vs Caio Zampieri or Bruno Sant'anna vs Diego Cristin???

nicorejon
01-03-2010, 09:13 PM
http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2010/746/qs.pdf

Caio_Brasil
01-04-2010, 01:36 AM
Notes from today:

Carlos Poch-Gradin d. Charles Costa 6-3 4-6 6-2
Charles surprisingly made Poch-Gradin fight hard to win this match, the Brazilian could have won this one. When I came back after seeing just the first games of the match, Charles had 3-1 in the second after losing the first 6-3. He was very foccused and believing he could actually win the match and this was the first step for him to play well. He was solid from the baseline, at one stage of the match he was returning really well and scaring Poch-Gradin. In the third they started even and Charles had a break point, but he couldn't convert and after that Poch-Gradin steeped up and won the following games. Nice from Charles of going to the match with the thoughts of winning the match. Funny moment was when Charles tried to return a ball and didn't hold the racket to firm, so it flied and ended up in the next court which was at least 10 meters away. This caused a let in the other match :lol:

Zampieri d. Slabisnky 6-3 6-7(2) 6-4
Saw only 7 games of this match and Caio was playing better (Slaba didn't play the serve-and-volley I was expecting), but after being a break up in the second Caio made some mistakes ad put Slabinsky back into the match. I left because outside courts action is more interesting.

Olaso d. Saraiva 6-2 6-4
Saraiva is a guy I saw playing in a Universitary tournament last year and he is not a pro, he got to play the future qualies last week (took a set from Gemouchidis) and won against a Brazilian junior yesterday. This was one of the best stories of the tournament, he should be trashed in theory by Olaso (Saraiva doesn't even have a ranking) but fortunatelly he doesn't like theory and played all the points to win them. Olaso is way better than him but Saraiva made some good points and won 6 games against a top 300 or something which is one hell of an achievement for a guy who is used to play Federation tournaments. No stress for him during the match, nice attitude and in the end he showed how much he was enjoying playing these qualies when he waived to the crowd watching the match (you won't see a 2nd round qualy loser doing this that often). Alcaide is so confident he thought he was Pete Sampras and did a beautiful slam dunk.

Alcaide d. Bonatto 6-3 6-4
Saw only a bit of this one. Alcaide had won the future tournament earlier (d. Julio Silva) and showed another display of his amazing serve. Watching the match closer you can realize how fast the ball is and his second serve is great too. From the baseline he can also generate much power. If he defeats Cristin he will face McClune and it will be an ace festival. Bonatto wasn't playing bad but Alcaide is on fire at the moment. What I like from Bonatto is that he doesn't lose his cool as often as most of the other Brazilian guys, he is there to play an not to whine about everyting every moment.

Marray d. Wiesinger 6-3 6-2
This was the match I enjoyed the most today as it was the first one and Marray came with serve-and-volley which was such a joy to watch. He was volleying beautifully almost all the match and did some nice points. Wiesinger was trying hard but he didn't have a return good enough to trouble Marray who only had one deuce game at serve. Nice to see serve-and-volley alive from some players, this was great to watch.

McClune d. Guidolin 6-7(0) 6-3 6-1
I was watching this match far from the court but I could notice Guidolin was playing very well from the baseline and McClune was doing a lot of serve-and-volley in the first set. Guidolin played a great tiebreak and in the second things were tight until 3-4, when McClune managed to break the Brazilian and then closed the set. I didn't see the third but from Guidolin's reaction it was clear McClune had the momentum and the score shows this.

McClune d. Marray 6-4 6-4
Interesting match. Both guys serving-and-volleying all the time and showing some good stuff. This time Marray didn't play as good as against Wiesinger because McClune had good answers to his serves and got one break at each set. McClune serve games didn't have many volleys as well as his serve is scaring strong and he had many aces/unreturned serves. His match against Alcaide (assuming the Spanish defeats Cristin) should be really good and the winner can surprise someone in the main draw. McClune also has good shots from the baseline during rallies.

Wolmarans d. Amado 6-7(4) 7-5 6-3
Wolmarans is a great player, very nice to watch. Great serve, good net approaches, good volleys, solid from baseline. Amado won the tiebreak but the South African stayed in the match and played a great game to break and win 7-5. I didn't see the third but nice that he won, his game is nice and it's good to be able to see another match of him. He was warming up against Berankis but it started to rain unfortunatelly. This should be a good match and hopefully they put it in a court not far from the main draw matches.

Dutra da Silva leads Gregorc 6-3 0-0
Gregorc started playing better and was a break up. His flat shots can trouble Rogério a lot and he looked good to start. In the game right after the break anyway he got very pissed off and frustrated because of some bad umpire calls (he was right, the umpire called two long balls of Rogério in and I was in a good vision to see he was wrong; we don't have line judges at the baselines on qualies). Gregorc was saying to the umpire "you are kidding, right? how did you call this ball out, it was this wide. are you seriously?" in other call he was "you cannot be seriously. dou you know what are you doing there? but you understand you are effecting me with these bad calls? you only call to his side". Only time he uppered his voice was in the third bad call to say "its not about me being right, it's about you being wrong to his side". He knows how to argument anyway. It was funny when the umpired tried to compensate a little bit doing a bad call against Rogério and Alcaide, who was watching the match right next to me laughed at him ironically like thinking "how bad is him". After and during those calls Gregorc lost all the games and Rogério clinched the set, but it started to rain and the match will continue tomorrow.

Caio

GustavoM_Fan
01-04-2010, 01:52 AM
xaxaxax slabo

CoolMarker
01-04-2010, 11:15 AM
stream?

mainman
01-04-2010, 01:13 PM
any score??

Luinir
01-04-2010, 01:32 PM
Ferreiro and Zampieri scores?

HPR
01-04-2010, 02:08 PM
any score??

http://www.protennislive.com/frameset.asp?year=2010&wkno=1C&lang=en&tabno=1&eventid=1604

Eriii
01-04-2010, 02:10 PM
Brzezicki def Junqueira 61 62

mainman
01-04-2010, 02:10 PM
thanks

madmax
01-04-2010, 02:36 PM
Berankis def. Wolmaranz 6-4 6-7 6-3

Tipster13
01-04-2010, 03:07 PM
Berankis def. Wolmaranz 6-4 6-7 6-3

I hope Caio will write his report of this match ;]

*Jean*
01-04-2010, 07:02 PM
Ricardas :yeah:

CooCooCachoo
01-04-2010, 07:04 PM
Junqueira :spit: :help:

LOVELY
01-04-2010, 07:54 PM
Rain in Sao Paulo, all matches are suspended.

Caio_Brasil
01-04-2010, 08:22 PM
Notes from today:

Ricardas Berankis d. Fritz Wolmarans 6-4 6-7 6-3
Berankis played awesome tennis today, really it's nice to see him playing and everyone watching the match had good comments about him. During all the match he made winners from all the court, serving very well and dominating already in the second ball. He held all his serves today. Wolmarans played well but he couldn't do much on Berankis' serve games and although he won most of his service games playing well, Berankis managed to break him twice in the match. Fritz mixed things up a little bit, sometimes hitting bombs and sometimes serving open on Berankis' backhand to serve-and-volley. It worked most of the time but not enough to win. In the third set Berankis got the break playing a superb game; he made two passing winners which gave him the break. When serving at 4-2 he came back from a 0-40 deficit with good serves and winners, showing he didn't feel the pressure. After that game it was clear he was going to win. Nice tennis and I think and hope he can go far here, in my opinion he is one of the best players of the draw. Fritz also left a great impression to the fans, complete player.

Juan Pablo Brzezicki d. Diego Junqueira 6-1 6-2
When I came from Berankis match I thought this would be like 2-2 in the first being a battle, but I was surprised to see Juampi had a 6-1 2-1 lead already. From the games I saw he was playing pretty well, outplaying Diego from the baseline and being aggressive to close the points himself. Good to see him playing this good and hopefully he can go far as he is one of my favourites here.

Eduardo Schwank d. Ricardo Hocevar 6-3 6-7 7-6
Saw the final games of the second and also the final ones of the third. Ricardo as always was dominating with the forehand when the serve was entering, but having problems with his backhand which is certainly his weakness. Schwank knows that and was exploring it. Both guys were holding pretty comfortably their serves and in the third both looked very tired. In the tiebreak Edu made less mistakes and when cheering for Ricardo's lob to be out in the match-point he cramped. Fortunatelly for him the ball was out and he won the match. It's too hot in the park and the center court seems the worst one in this aspect for the players.

Jorge Aguilar d. Santiago Gonzalez 6-4 7-6
Santi showed a lot of serve-and-volley but it wasn't efficient, his serve should have worked better for him to take advantage of serve-and-volley. Aguilar was better from the baseline and played a good tiebreak and won the match. Gonzalez had some good points to show but I think he can do better than that. He looked a little bit tired or it's just the way he walks.

*Saw the final points of Alcaide's win over Cristin, the Spaniard almost lost this one. 7-6 4-6 6-4 was the score (second qualy round yet).

*Saw just the tiebreak of first set of Zampieri vs Poch-Gradin (they restarted the match at this point) and Zampieri lost it, he was pretty frustrated with Poch-Gradin good serves, specially the wide second serve ones. Caio won the match in 3. Before it I was seeing Caio and his coach Jayme Oncins (former top 30 in singles and doubles if I'm not mistaken) and Jayme is hitting very well for a guy who is retired for long time!

*Saw Rogério Dutra da Silva losing his cool after losing the first set to Olaso. They exchanged breaks during the set and the Spaniard won in the tiebreak. Rogério needs to stay calmer during the matches. I think Olaso won this one because they weren't playing anymore when I came back.

*Finally I saw some games of McClune vs Alcaide (final qualy round match). McClune had won the first 6-4 and had just broken Alcaide's serve which is something that nobody was being able to do in the last week and in the weekend. Anyway Alcaide managed to break back in the following game and when it was 2-2 it started to thunder non-stop out there. Alcaide must be really tired as it has been a marathon for him since Saturday (future finals and challenger qualies, always 2 matches per day and always delayed by the rain) and he was the first one to complain with the umpire about the weather. It wasn't raining yet but it started to get really scary (specially because there are lots of trees in the park). In the last played game Alcaide said to the umpire "But are you hearing it?". The umpire answered something and Alcaide answered ironically "yeah but you are sitting over there". Match will resume tomorrow and if Alcaide manages to win this though one he will have to face Decoud later. He must be tired.

Tomorrow will be a big day with Gaudio and Massu playing, also interesting matches like Dabul vs Demoliner and some players I want to watch like Berankis (his match won't be at the same time of Gaudio's :)) and Alejo Gonzalez who have improved a lot since I first noticed his potential 3 years ago in a future tournament.

That's ir for today

Caio :wavey:

LOVELY
01-04-2010, 08:35 PM
Thanks a lot for the updates Caio :yeah:

Luinir
01-04-2010, 10:44 PM
Ferreiro-Santos?

GustavoM_Fan
01-04-2010, 11:16 PM
Wolmarans :worship: :sad:

http://www.tennisinsight.com/match_preview_overview.php?match_id=143134203&past=0
he was beating Isner on Americans challengers after his starting fame in ATP Washington 2007

roberthenman
01-05-2010, 01:50 AM
Jorge Come On :rocker:

juampi- Edu :yeah:

SonicCRO
01-05-2010, 03:37 AM
Caio thanks man ;)

SonicCRO
01-05-2010, 03:40 AM
Berankis vs.Salamanca , i think Ricardas will win this easy

Caio_Brasil
01-05-2010, 08:33 AM
Berankis vs.Salamanca , i think Ricardas will win this easy

I hope so but Carlos should be a good player judging from last year's results. This will be the first time I'll see him playing.

Going there in half an hour, matches start 9:30 today and hopefully it won't rain.

Flanders
01-05-2010, 11:46 AM
There is no livescore for Court 1? I need info about Ferreiro...pls post here as soon as you find out anything, thanx.

spanish_army
01-05-2010, 01:01 PM
How about going to Berankis?

Kepasa
01-05-2010, 01:18 PM
berankis lost 36 67.... fucker...

Minotaur
01-05-2010, 01:26 PM
berankis lost 36 67.... fucker...
hey

how do you know?

FlorCubana
01-05-2010, 01:27 PM
scores pls
Lopez Romboli
Delgado Felder

Kepasa
01-05-2010, 01:28 PM
3 different persons said tha same score...i have no link

priciu
01-05-2010, 01:32 PM
http://www.germaniasport.hr/

736 - 6

madmax
01-05-2010, 01:41 PM
berankis lost 36 67.... fucker...

mate, you are wrong...6-7 6-1 7-5 Berankis advances:worship: Stop spamming these boards please...

Kepasa
01-05-2010, 01:47 PM
in other source he won... 67 61 75!.... dont understand anything

Carretero
01-05-2010, 01:49 PM
mate, you are wrong...6-7 6-1 7-5 Berankis advances:worship: Stop spamming these boards please...

Source?

Ferreiro score?

priciu
01-05-2010, 01:53 PM
New score on teletext :) 7-6 1-6 5-7

Mefist
01-05-2010, 01:59 PM
Mino - кто выиграл беранкис или саламанка?

Minotaur
01-05-2010, 02:00 PM
berankis

Mefist
01-05-2010, 02:01 PM
spasibo ))))

Minotaur
01-05-2010, 02:01 PM
in other source he won... 67 61 75!.... dont understand anything

thats because livescorehunter is full of people who provide fake scores (i guess)

alex74
01-05-2010, 02:02 PM
Olaso score please? thx

Flanders
01-05-2010, 02:08 PM
Still no result Ferreiro? *****ing (censored) challenger.

priciu
01-05-2010, 02:12 PM
João Souza (BRA) vence (1)Marcos Daniel (BRA), 6/4 6/4
(Q)Ricardas Berankis (LTU) v. (7)Carlos Salamanca (COL), 6/7 6/1 7/5
(8)Júlio Silva (BRA) v. Alejandro Gonzalez (COL), 6/3 6/2
Pablo Santos (ESP) v. Franco Ferreiro (BRA), 6/3 5/7 6/3
(Q)Guillermo Olaso (ESP) v. André Ghem (BRA), 6/3 6/4

egiorazz
01-05-2010, 02:32 PM
Berankis writes in his Facebook: Pulled out a tough match in the first round today against Carlos Salamanca 6-7(1), 6-1, 7-5. Had to save seven match points serving 4-5 in the third set so feeling pretty excited (and maybe a bit lucky) to be in the second round. Thanks for the suport.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ricardas-Berankis/175527707086

Great victory for the yougster :cool:

alex74
01-05-2010, 02:38 PM
Zampieri - cervantes score plase? thx

Radziu
01-05-2010, 03:38 PM
(6)Ricardo Mello (BRA) v. Gaston Gaudio (ARG), 6/1 6/4
Brian Dabul (ARG) v. (WC)Marcelo Demoliner (BRA), 7/6(7) 7/5

Luinir
01-05-2010, 03:44 PM
Zampieri-Cervantes
Felder-Delgado

..?

willoughby
01-05-2010, 06:00 PM
Menéndez-Maceiras d. Massú 7-6(3) 6-3

Congrats Adrián :D

*Jean*
01-05-2010, 06:57 PM
Gaston :tape:
Ricardas :yeah:

egiorazz
01-05-2010, 08:33 PM
Delgado 6-3 6-1
Zampieri 4-6 6-3 6-3

http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2010/746/mds.pdf

Luinir
01-05-2010, 09:06 PM
Yes. :worship:

Smoke944
01-05-2010, 09:45 PM
McClune d. Decoud 6-4 7-6 :worship:
Great stuff after finishing the marathon match against Alcaide earlier in the day :D

Caio_Brasil
01-05-2010, 10:50 PM
Notes from today

Ricardas Berankis d. Carlos Salamanca 6-7 6-1 7-5
Ricardas didn't start playing as well as on qualy matches and Salamanca was playing solid although not excellent. In the tiebreak it went equilibrated until Berankis had some complaints about umpire calls and he ended up losing the set. In the beginning of second set he showed again some mental strenght coming back from 0-40 with 5 good 1st serves. Right after that he broke Salamanca's serve and started playing better. Second set ended quickly with Berankis totally dominating and Salamanca getting worse. In the second game of the final set Berankis played a bad game and got broken, but Salamanca didn't take advantage of that and got broken in the following game. Berankis was playing way better but at some moments he did some mistakes that kept Salamanca in the match. At 4-5, Berankis showed again the mental strenght that has been remarkable this week, saving 5 match-points on serve, being the first 2 bad points from Salamanca and the next 3 were points played with courage, hitting winners. After something like 7 deuces, he held the serve and right after he broke Salamanca's serve. He shouted loud and with passion after the break. In the next game he didn't open any doors to the opponent and clinched the win. The kid passed through a good test of nerves and will face Olaso tomorrow. He has great chances of reaching the quarterfinals here if he plays well. Funniest moment of the match was Salamanca punching himself 3 times in the face (and they were strong punchs!) after doing a silly mistake in a key point. Crazy dude.

Brian Dabul d. Marcelo Demoliner 7-6 7-5
Started watching in the tiebreak and both of them had set points, but the shorty was stronger and got the advantage. In the second set the expected scenario happened with Demoliner being strong on serve but Dabul usually had it in his hands when it went to rallies. Demoliner hit some good winners but it's hard to keep playing risky most of the time so the errors came and Dabul played a great last game to take the decisive break.

Ricardo Mello d. Gastón Gaudio 6-1 6-4
Pretty good attendance to this match as everyone were excited to watch a Grand Slam player live. As many would expect Gastón was terrible in the first set, making some double faults, moving slowly and not punishing Mello at all. In the end of the first set and in the start of the second he stepped it up a little bit, showed that the nicest backhand of the tour was still there but the usual bad mood was there as well. I was sitting in the first row so I could hear some of his complaints: "Es todo una mierda... la cancha es una mierda, la altura es una mierda, es todo muy rapido, es todo una mierda..."; "no puedo jugar... no se porque vino jugar aca" ("it's all shitty... the court is shitty, the height is shitty, it's all too fast, it's all shitty"; "I can't play... I don't know why I came here"). The crowd loved some of his backhand down the line winners and also some passing shots, but Mello was there to win and when el Gato complained about a ball that put him 0-30 with 4-4, everyone knew it was over. In the first Mello's match point Gaudio played like he didn't wan't to but ended up winning an amazing point. Crowd couldn't stop laughing and the guy sitting next to me said "yeah, it was worth the ticket" (although is for free). Well we got to see Gaudio live and being himself with all the pessimism and like he already said "yo soy pesimista" so no surprise there.

Caio Zampieri d. Iñigo Cervantes-Huegun 4-6 6-3 6-3
This match restarted at 1-1 in the first set after a 40 minute break because of a quick rain and Iñigo was making Caio run out there, better player in the baselines and every time Caio starts to complain about his performance thing get ugly to him. The Spaniard won the first set playing much better but he decided to gift Caio a break with 2-2 in the second. They were 15-all when Iñigo commited 3 straight double faults, incredible. After that Caio started playing much better and despite having some bad moments he was the better player for the rest of the match and got an important win. Iñigo was the only Spanish losing a main draw match today (Olaso beat Ghem, Santos beat Ferreiro and Menendez beat Massu).

*McClune ended Alcaide's hot run from the last weeks beating him on the last match of qualies. I didn't see it as it was at the same time of Berankis match but I heard it was a tight one. I watched a couple of games of McClune-Decoud from main draw and the American is keeping his good display of serve, voleys and baseline bombs. His match against Brzezicki tomorrow will be interesting and I think he can go far here, although I'll support Juampi tomorrow.

*Didn't see Souza vs Daniel but I'm glad Feijão won it and quite comfortably. He is my favourite Brazilian player and beginning the year playing well is important for a confidence boost. My father watched it and told me Daniel was terrible, doing double faults all the way and he smashed the racket 3 times.

*No surprise Massu has all those match time records of 4 sets. After many time he and Menendez were playing in the center court I heard from Court 2 that they were 2-1 in the first! After many time I went to the match to take some pictures and they were 3-2 yet :eek: I took a few pictures and left, no way I would stay there for 2 hours watching them under a 40ºC sun.

*Smoking seems to be turning into a habbit from coaches. Salamanca's coach looks to tense watching him player's match so he got his cigarette. Gastón Etlis (Dabul's coach) also did some damage to his lungs.

*Franky Moser and David Martin should have done well in the doubles draw and they were very excited about it since yesterday, but today they lost quite easily yo Ferreiro/Mello 3-6 3-6. Anyway it's remarkable their positive attitude and specially the excitement Moser brings to the game. It has been like this for the last 3 years and I hope he comes back more times. 5 minutes after the match they stayed in the center court as it was the last match and started playing a singles match themselves.

Enougn for today,

Caio ;)

P.S: videos to come later

LOVELY
01-05-2010, 10:52 PM
Notes from today

Ricardas Berankis d. Carlos Salamanca 6-7 6-1 7-5
Ricardas didn't start playing as well as on qualy matches and Salamanca was playing solid although not excellent. In the tiebreak it went equilibrated until Berankis had some complaints about umpire calls and he ended up losing the set. In the beginning of second set he showed again some mental strenght coming back from 0-40 with 5 good 1st serves. Right after that he broke Salamanca's serve and started playing better. Second set ended quickly with Berankis totally dominating and Salamanca getting worse. In the second game of the final set Berankis played a bad game and got broken, but Salamanca didn't take advantage of that and got broken in the following game. Berankis was playing way better but at some moments he did some mistakes that kept Salamanca in the match. At 4-5, Berankis showed again the mental strenght that has been remarkable this week, saving 5 match-points on serve, being the first 2 bad points from Salamanca and the next 3 were points played with courage, hitting winners. After something like 7 deuces, he held the serve and right after he broke Salamanca's serve. He shouted loud and with passion after the break. In the next game he didn't open any doors to the opponent and clinched the win. The kid passed through a good test of nerves and will face Olaso tomorrow. He has great chances of reaching the quarterfinals here if he plays well. Funniest moment of the match was Salamanca punching himself 3 times in the face (and they were strong punchs!) after doing a silly mistake in a key point. Crazy dude.

Brian Dabul d. Marcelo Demoliner 7-6 7-5
Started watching in the tiebreak and both of them had set points, but the shorty was stronger and got the advantage. In the second set the expected scenario happened with Demoliner being strong on serve but Dabul usually had it in his hands when it went to rallies. Demoliner hit some good winners but it's hard to keep playing risky most of the time so the errors came and Dabul played a great last game to take the decisive break.

Ricardo Mello d. Gastón Gaudio 6-1 6-4
Pretty good attendance to this match as everyone were excited to watch a Grand Slam player live. As many would expect Gastón was terrible in the first set, making some double faults, moving slowly and not punishing Mello at all. In the end of the first set and in the start of the second he stepped it up a little bit, showed that the nicest backhand of the tour was still there but the usual bad mood was there as well. I was sitting in the first row so I could hear some of his complaints: "Es todo una mierda... la cancha es una mierda, la altura es una mierda, es todo muy rapido, es todo una mierda..."; "no puedo jugar... no se porque vino jugar aca" ("it's all shitty... the court is shitty, the height is shitty, it's all too fast, it's all shitty"; "I can't play... I don't know why I came here"). The crowd loved some of his backhand down the line winners and also some passing shots, but Mello was there to win and when el Gato complained about a ball that put him 0-30 with 4-4, everyone knew it was over. In the first Mello's match point Gaudio played like he didn't wan't to but ended up winning an amazing point. Crowd couldn't stop laughing and the guy sitting next to me said "yeah, it was worth the ticket" (although is for free). Well we got to see Gaudio live and being himself with all the pessimism and like he already said "yo soy pesimista" so no surprise there.

Caio Zampieri d. Iñigo Cervantes-Huegun 4-6 6-3 6-3
This match restarted at 1-1 in the first set after a 40 minute break because of a quick rain and Iñigo was making Caio run out there, better player in the baselines and every time Caio starts to complain about his performance thing get ugly to him. The Spaniard won the first set playing much better but he decided to gift Caio a break with 2-2 in the second. They were 15-all when Iñigo commited 3 straight double faults, incredible. After that Caio started playing much better and despite having some bad moments he was the better player for the rest of the match and got an important win. Iñigo was the only Spanish losing a main draw match today (Olaso beat Ghem, Santos beat Ferreiro and Menendez beat Massu).

*McClune ended Alcaide's hot run from the last weeks beating him on the last match of qualies. I didn't see it as it was at the same time of Berankis match but I heard it was a tight one. I watched a couple of games of McClune-Decoud from main draw and the American is keeping his good display of serve, voleys and baseline bombs. His match against Brzezicki tomorrow will be interesting and I think he can go far here, although I'll support Juampi tomorrow.

*Didn't see Souza vs Daniel but I'm glad Feijão won it and quite comfortably. He is my favourite Brazilian player and beginning the year playing well is important for a confidence boost. My father watched it and told me Daniel was terrible, doing double faults all the way and he smashed the racket 3 times.

*No surprise Massu has all those match time records of 4 sets. After many time he and Menendez were playing in the center court I heard from Court 2 that they were 2-1 in the first! After many time I went to the match to take some pictures and they were 3-2 yet :eek: I took a few pictures and left, no way I would stay there for 2 hours watching them under a 40ºC sun.

*Smoking seems to be turning into a habbit from coaches. Salamanca's coach looks to tense watching him player's match so he got his cigarette. Gastón Etlis (Dabul's coach) also did some damage to his lungs.

*Franky Moser and David Martin should have done well in the doubles draw and they were very excited about it since yesterday, but today they lost quite easily yo Ferreiro/Mello 3-6 3-6. Anyway it's remarkable their positive attitude and specially the excitement Moser brings to the game. It has been like this for the last 3 years and I hope he comes back more times. 5 minutes after the match they stayed in the center court as it was the last match and started playing a singles match themselves.

Enougn for today,

Caio ;)

P.S: videos to come later

thank you so much for the report :worship: :)

Caio_Brasil
01-06-2010, 12:22 AM
http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/8146/challenger2010013.jpg (http://img707.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010013.jpg/)
http://img37.imageshack.us/img37/8733/challenger2010015.jpg (http://img37.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010015.jpg/)
http://img709.imageshack.us/img709/6558/challenger2010019.jpg (http://img709.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010019.jpg/)
http://img709.imageshack.us/img709/3273/challenger2010024.jpg (http://img709.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010024.jpg/)
http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/431/challenger2010028.jpg (http://img69.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010028.jpg/)
http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/1731/challenger2010031.jpg (http://img69.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010031.jpg/)

Caio_Brasil
01-06-2010, 12:29 AM
Marcelo Demoliner:

http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/9644/challenger2010035.jpg (http://img97.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010035.jpg/)
http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/3804/challenger2010036.jpg (http://img97.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010036.jpg/)
http://img37.imageshack.us/img37/4750/challenger2010038.jpg (http://img37.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010038.jpg/)
http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/5755/challenger2010039.jpg (http://img69.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010039.jpg/)

Alejandro Gonzalez:

http://img37.imageshack.us/img37/6945/challenger2010040.jpg (http://img37.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010040.jpg/)

Nicolas Massu:

http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/6273/challenger2010046.jpg (http://img707.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010046.jpg/)
http://img709.imageshack.us/img709/9281/challenger2010047.jpg (http://img709.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010047.jpg/)

Jamie Murray:

http://img51.imageshack.us/img51/6963/challenger2010050.jpg (http://img51.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010050.jpg/)

Jonathan Marray:

http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/7893/challenger2010055.jpg (http://img707.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010055.jpg/)

Caio_Brasil
01-06-2010, 12:34 AM
Frank Moser:

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Frank Moser/David Martin:

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Caio_Brasil
01-06-2010, 12:35 AM
Ricardas Berankis:

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http://img683.imageshack.us/img683/6532/challenger2010004x.jpg (http://img683.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010004x.jpg/)
http://img683.imageshack.us/img683/9263/challenger2010005.jpg (http://img683.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010005.jpg/)
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Caio_Brasil
01-06-2010, 12:37 AM
Uploaded videos can be found in this link: http://www.youtube.com/user/caioswim

Includes videos of:

Ricardas Berankis
Carlos Salamanca
Gastón Gaudio
Ricardo Mello
Brian Dabul
Marcelo Demoliner
Nicolas Massu
Michael McClune
Sebastian Decoud
Caio Zampieri
Iñigo Cervantes
Franco Ferreiro/Ricardo Mello
Frank Moser/David Martin

GustavoM_Fan
01-06-2010, 03:30 AM
:bowdown: Caio

LOVELY
01-06-2010, 03:39 AM
Caio :worship:

Narcizas
01-06-2010, 08:01 AM
Caio thx for reports, photos ant videos, nice work :worship:

Horatio Caine
01-06-2010, 08:21 AM
Brilliant report and pictures, Ciao...many thanks. :worship:

Saw Salamanca a few years ago at Nottingham qualies and he was quite expressive: "mieeeeeeeeerde!" Didn't get warned either... :tape:

Caio_Brasil
01-06-2010, 08:43 AM
I got the impression at one point he looked at his coach and yelled from the other side of the court, just preparing to serve: "no hace asi, que me pone nervioso!" :lol:

("don't do that, you put me nervous!")

His coach was probably seeming tense.

Ad Wim
01-06-2010, 11:31 AM
Souza :woohoo:

Salamanca, 7 mps missed, wtf :(

Iván
01-06-2010, 12:22 PM
Is Polaco Ready For Mcclune?

Iván
01-06-2010, 12:41 PM
does the sb have all the courts?

madmax
01-06-2010, 12:49 PM
Berankis def. Olaso 6-1 7-6...expected I guess

spanish_army
01-06-2010, 12:52 PM
Berankis def. Olaso 6-1 7-6...expected I guess

Yes, Olaso is so weak on hard surface. Berankis much more adapted, no surprise.

Iván
01-06-2010, 12:54 PM
schwank score?

Luinir
01-06-2010, 01:16 PM
Alves 5-0 vs. Aguilar..

Iván
01-06-2010, 01:19 PM
Aguilar *0-5

Luinir
01-06-2010, 02:01 PM
Aguilar breaks!

Aguilar 1-6 5-5

Luinir
01-06-2010, 02:10 PM
Aguilar 1-6 6-6

Luinir
01-06-2010, 02:14 PM
schwank score?

Schwank 6-4 0-0

*Jean*
01-06-2010, 02:14 PM
Ricardas :yeah:

Luinir
01-06-2010, 02:19 PM
Aguilar 1-6 7-6(4) 0-0

Luinir
01-06-2010, 02:56 PM
Aguilar 1-6 7-6 1-6...

FantomasRO
01-06-2010, 04:21 PM
Brzezicki is a scumbag, he had INJURY BREAK and he isn't retiring... In 2007 he was really great on hard, so he isn't poor. McClune was pretty decent lately and ok service for hard, but stil... This Argentinian fucked me when I needed the most. And he is also a fixer, remember his match with Brands from Furth Challenger... THE SAME AS IN TIE-BREAK, but in Germany he won!

Luinir
01-06-2010, 05:54 PM
McClune 7-6(5)6-7(4) 2-1*

29 aces from McClune (currently). :eek:

Luinir
01-06-2010, 06:30 PM
McClune 7-6 6-7 7-5

38 ace!

*Jean*
01-06-2010, 06:35 PM
Schwank won 61 64 :yeah: :)

Smoke944
01-06-2010, 07:11 PM
Awesome Mike, wow :woohoo: :worship:

Caio_Brasil
01-06-2010, 08:39 PM
Brzezicki is a scumbag, he had INJURY BREAK and he isn't retiring... In 2007 he was really great on hard, so he isn't poor. McClune was pretty decent lately and ok service for hard, but stil... This Argentinian fucked me when I needed the most. And he is also a fixer, remember his match with Brands from Furth Challenger... THE SAME AS IN TIE-BREAK, but in Germany he won!

McClune was the one to have medical timeout actually.

Caio_Brasil
01-06-2010, 11:46 PM
Today wasn't that cool as the other days, the matches weren't much interesting. But it's all a matter of yourself thinking it was good haha. I couldn't get videos because my camera was terrible today (who am I kidding, I forgot to reload the battery :retard:). But I got some pictures that will be posted tomorrow.

Ricardas Berankis d. Guillermo Olaso 6-1 7-6
First set was total demolition job for Ricardas, Olaso had no weapons to hurt him and Ricardas didn't even have to play well to win it 6-1. In the second set Olaso cut some mistakes and became more consistent from the baseline. He didn't trouble Berankis' serve at all but at least he saved the break points he faced to force a tiebreak. Ricardas was the better player and reached the quarterfinals.

Eduardo Schwank d. Pablo Santos 6-4 6-1
I thought Pablo could equilibrate things but Edu was far superior from the beginning. Pablo didn't have many chances on Edu's service games and had to come back from some though games. Edu won the set with one break and in the second he cruised to an easy win. Good display from the Argie who will play the most interesting quarterfinal match against Berankis. I would give a slight favouritism to Schwank because of his experience, but Berankis surely can beat him and it wouldn't be a surprise as well. Looking forward to this match on Friday.

Michael McClune d. Juan Pablo Brzezicki 7-6 6-7 7-5
The serve stats say it all, McClune was again a beast making 38 aces. There were no breaks of serve for 2 sets and 11 games and there weren't many tight games. It must be very frustrating playing against a player like McClune and Juampi did seem frustrated. He earned some break points during the match but Michael always came with a strong serve and avoided the break. Each player had one better played tiebreak and when it was looking like we were to a third one, McClune played an amazing last game reaching 0-40 with 3 big winners, 2 of them with his backhand. Juampi saved one match point but that was all. It was a very long match and specially McClune looked dead tired in the third set (he had medical timeout in the first set).

McClune will face Thiago Alves who had a strange win over Jorge Aguilar. I saw some parts of this only, but Thiago was demolishing the Chilean in the first and a half sets (Aguilar was really awful) and the I heard from Court 1 that Aguilar was winning many games and won in the tiebreak. In the third the awful mode came back and Thiago scored 6-1 again. If McClune recovers well from his long match for Friday I think he should beat Thiago, but you never know specially because Thiago was a good returner in his good days (e.g. this tournament in 2008) and this match could make him pass McClune to win the points.

*Saw the Ratiwattanas beating Lucas Arnold and Ramon Delgado. They played well with some beautiful points and played a great match tiebreak to win the match. Lucas and Ramon are two funny guys playing, the way they motivate themselves is funny, specially Ramon.

*Earlier I watched the Rattiwatanas, Wolmarans and Gregorc (the last two are being coached by the same dude) warming up and it was funny. The Rattiwatanas are always smiling while Wolmarans and Gregorc seem to keep mockering each one during the practice when the other is being worse :lol: Gregorc started crybabying when they were hitting volleys and Wolmarans kept hitting at his foot and Gregorc was always missing. "How can I volley if he keeps doing that??". Wolmarans who looked like a serious guy until yesterday was making a joke at every opportunity today. When the Rattiwatanas ball went to their side he got excited and "oh, let's play doubles!". Strange funny guy.

fran70
01-06-2010, 11:51 PM
Today wasn't that cool as the other days, the matches weren't much interesting. But it's all a matter of yourself thinking it was good haha. I couldn't get videos because my camera was terrible today (who am I kidding, I forgot to reload the battery :retard:). But I got some pictures that will be posted tomorrow.

Ricardas Berankis d. Guillermo Olaso 6-1 7-6
First set was total demolition job for Ricardas, Olaso had no weapons to hurt him and Ricardas didn't even have to play well to win it 6-1. In the second set Olaso cut some mistakes and became more consistent from the baseline. He didn't trouble Berankis' serve at all but at least he saved the break points he faced to force a tiebreak. Ricardas was the better player and reached the quarterfinals.

Eduardo Schwank d. Pablo Santos 6-4 6-1
I thought Pablo could equilibrate things but Edu was far superior from the beginning. Pablo didn't have many chances on Edu's service games and had to come back from some though games. Edu won the set with one break and in the second he cruised to an easy win. Good display from the Argie who will play the most interesting quarterfinal match against Berankis. I would give a slight favouritism to Schwank because of his experience, but Berankis surely can beat him and it wouldn't be a surprise as well. Looking forward to this match on Friday.

Michael McClune d. Juan Pablo Brzezicki 7-6 6-7 7-5
The serve stats say it all, McClune was again a beast making 38 aces. There were no breaks of serve for 2 sets and 11 games and there weren't many tight games. It must be very frustrating playing against a player like McClune and Juampi did seem frustrated. He earned some break points during the match but Michael always came with a strong serve and avoided the break. Each player had one better played tiebreak and when it was looking like we were to a third one, McClune played an amazing last game reaching 0-40 with 3 big winners, 2 of them with his backhand. Juampi saved one match point but that was all. It was a very long match and specially McClune looked dead tired in the third set (he had medical timeout in the first set).

McClune will face Thiago Alves who had a strange win over Jorge Aguilar. I saw some parts of this only, but Thiago was demolishing the Chilean in the first and a half sets (Aguilar was really awful) and the I heard from Court 1 that Aguilar was winning many games and won in the tiebreak. In the third the awful mode came back and Thiago scored 6-1 again. If McClune recovers well from his long match for Friday I think he should beat Thiago, but you never know specially because Thiago was a good returner in his good days (e.g. this tournament in 2008) and this match could make him pass McClune to win the points.

*Saw the Ratiwattanas beating Lucas Arnold and Ramon Delgado. They played well with some beautiful points and played a great match tiebreak to win the match. Lucas and Ramon are two funny guys playing, the way they motivate themselves is funny, specially Ramon.

*Earlier I watched the Rattiwatanas, Wolmarans and Gregorc (the last two are being coached by the same dude) warming up and it was funny. The Rattiwatanas are always smiling while Wolmarans and Gregorc seem to keep mockering each one during the practice when the other is being worse :lol: Gregorc started crybabying when they were hitting volleys and Wolmarans kept hitting at his foot and Gregorc was always missing. "How can I volley if he keeps doing that??". Wolmarans who looked like a serious guy until yesterday was making a joke at every opportunity today. When the Rattiwatanas ball went to their side he got excited and "oh, let's play doubles!". Strange funny guy.


Thank you Caio for your great daily reports :worship:

PereRibaFan
01-07-2010, 01:14 AM
*Saw the Ratiwattanas beating Lucas Arnold and Ramon Delgado. They played well with some beautiful points and played a great match tiebreak to win the match. Lucas and Ramon are two funny guys playing, the way they motivate themselves is funny, specially Ramon.

I'm glad that the Thai Twins played well, they should win tomorrow the first semifinal IMO. Thanks for the daily reports about the tournament Caio :worship:

SonicCRO
01-07-2010, 02:34 AM
Caio thanks again ;) good job

Labamba
01-07-2010, 07:25 AM
thanks Caio :yeah: nice to read your reports

McClune 38 aces :eek:

Zirconek
01-07-2010, 12:58 PM
MAIN DRAW

FIRST ROUND

João Souza BRA vs. Marcos Daniel BRA [1] | 6-4 6-4
Brian Dabul ARG vs. Marcelo Demoliner BRA [WC] | 7-6(7) 7-5
Fernando Romboli BRA [WC] vs. Tiago Lopes BRA [WC] | 6-3 7-6(16)
Ricardo Mello BRA [6] vs. Gastón Gaudio ARG | 6-1 6-4

Thiago Alves BRA [4] vs. Leonardo K irche BRA [WC] | 6-4 7-6(4)
Jorge Aguilar CHI vs. Santiago Gonzalez MEX | 6-4 7-6(1)
Juan-Pablo Brzezicki ARG vs. Diego Junqueira ARG | 6-1 6-2
Michael McClune USA [Q] vs. Sebastian Decoud ARG [5] | 6-4 7-6(4)

Ricardas Berankis LTU [Q] vs. Carlos Salamanca COL [7] | 6-7(6) 6-1 7-5
Guillermo Olaso ESP [Q] vs. André Ghem BRA | 6-3 6-4
Pablo Santos ESP vs. Franco Ferreiro BRA | 6-3 5-7 6-3
Eduardo Schwank ARG [3] vs. Ricardo Hocevar BRA | 6-3 6-7(5) 7-6(5)

Júlio Silva BRA [8] vs. Alejandro Gonzalez COL | 6-3 6-2
Ramón Delgado PAR vs. Marcel Felder URU | 6-3 6-1
Caio Zampieri BRA [Q] vs. Iñigo Cervantes-Huegun ESP | 4-6 6-3 6-3
Adrian Menendez ESP vs. Nicolas Massu CHI [2] | 7-6(3) 6-3

SECOND ROUND

João Souza BRA vs. Brian Dabul ARG
Fernando Romboli BRA [WC] vs. Ricardo Mello BRA [6]
Thiago Alves BRA [4] vs. Jorge Aguilar CHI | 6-1 6-7(4) 6-1
Michael McClune USA [Q] vs. Juan-Pablo Brzezicki ARG | 7-6(5) 6-7(4) 7-5

Ricardas Berankis LTU [Q] vs. Guillermo Olaso ESP [Q] | 6-1 7-6(7)
Eduardo Schwank ARG [3] vs.Pablo Santos ESP | 6-4 6-1
Júlio Silva BRA [8] vs. Ramón Delgado PAR
Caio Zampieri BRA [Q] vs. Adrian Menendez ESP

Zirconek
01-07-2010, 12:59 PM
DOUBLES DRAW | FIRST ROUND

Ratiwatana & Ratiwatana [THA, 1] vs. Demoliner & Huey | [B]7-5 7-5
Arnold Ker & Delgado [ARG/PAR] vs. Bonatto & Grilli [BRA, WC] | 5-7 6-4 10-5
Ferreiro & Mello vs. [B]Martin & Moser [USA/GER, 4] | 6-3 6-3
Bednarek & Kowalczyk [POL] vs. Brzezicki & Decoud [ARG] | 7-5 7-6(2)

Aguilar & Massu [CHI] vs. Lopes & Wiesinger [BRA, WC] | 7-5 6-2
Marray & J. Murray [GBR, 3] vs. Daniel & S. Gonzalez | [B]7-6(4) 7-6(3)
Dura da Silva & Silva vs. Junqueira & Santos [ARG/ESP] | [B]6-1 6-3
Dabul & Prieto [ARG, 2] vs. Cristin & Schwank [ARG] | 7-6(3) 4-6 10-8

DOUBLES | QUARTER FINALS

Ratiwatana & Ratiwatana [THA, 1] vs. Arnold Ker & Delgado [ARG/PAR] | 6-4 4-6 10-5
Bednarek & Kowalczyk [POL] vs.Ferreiro & Mello | [B]6-7(2) 7-6(2) 10-5
Aguilar & Massu [CHI] vs. Marray & J. Murray [GBR, 3]
Dura da Silva & Silva vs. [B]Dabul & Prieto [ARG, 2]

Zirconek
01-07-2010, 01:00 PM
Good luck to Brazilians today :)

Thank you Caio for the reports, I wish I can go tomorrow if there's a morning session.

willoughby
01-07-2010, 01:27 PM
I'm glad that the Thai Twins played well, they should win tomorrow the first semifinal IMO. Thanks for the daily reports about the tournament Caio :worship:

The Ratiwatanas lost today in a tight match. Poor FriKar :hug:

Ad Wim
01-07-2010, 02:37 PM
Mello and Souza both won pretty convincingly :yeah:

Hope the winner of them will reach the final, should be possible.

Iván
01-07-2010, 02:47 PM
Zampieri *0-3

Luinir
01-07-2010, 04:16 PM
Zampieri 4-6 1-6

kai.
01-07-2010, 05:05 PM
Today wasn't that cool as the other days, the matches weren't much interesting. But it's all a matter of yourself thinking it was good haha. I couldn't get videos because my camera was terrible today (who am I kidding, I forgot to reload the battery :retard:). But I got some pictures that will be posted tomorrow.

Ricardas Berankis d. Guillermo Olaso 6-1 7-6
First set was total demolition job for Ricardas, Olaso had no weapons to hurt him and Ricardas didn't even have to play well to win it 6-1. In the second set Olaso cut some mistakes and became more consistent from the baseline. He didn't trouble Berankis' serve at all but at least he saved the break points he faced to force a tiebreak. Ricardas was the better player and reached the quarterfinals.

Eduardo Schwank d. Pablo Santos 6-4 6-1
I thought Pablo could equilibrate things but Edu was far superior from the beginning. Pablo didn't have many chances on Edu's service games and had to come back from some though games. Edu won the set with one break and in the second he cruised to an easy win. Good display from the Argie who will play the most interesting quarterfinal match against Berankis. I would give a slight favouritism to Schwank because of his experience, but Berankis surely can beat him and it wouldn't be a surprise as well. Looking forward to this match on Friday.

Michael McClune d. Juan Pablo Brzezicki 7-6 6-7 7-5
The serve stats say it all, McClune was again a beast making 38 aces. There were no breaks of serve for 2 sets and 11 games and there weren't many tight games. It must be very frustrating playing against a player like McClune and Juampi did seem frustrated. He earned some break points during the match but Michael always came with a strong serve and avoided the break. Each player had one better played tiebreak and when it was looking like we were to a third one, McClune played an amazing last game reaching 0-40 with 3 big winners, 2 of them with his backhand. Juampi saved one match point but that was all. It was a very long match and specially McClune looked dead tired in the third set (he had medical timeout in the first set).

McClune will face Thiago Alves who had a strange win over Jorge Aguilar. I saw some parts of this only, but Thiago was demolishing the Chilean in the first and a half sets (Aguilar was really awful) and the I heard from Court 1 that Aguilar was winning many games and won in the tiebreak. In the third the awful mode came back and Thiago scored 6-1 again. If McClune recovers well from his long match for Friday I think he should beat Thiago, but you never know specially because Thiago was a good returner in his good days (e.g. this tournament in 2008) and this match could make him pass McClune to win the points.

*Saw the Ratiwattanas beating Lucas Arnold and Ramon Delgado. They played well with some beautiful points and played a great match tiebreak to win the match. Lucas and Ramon are two funny guys playing, the way they motivate themselves is funny, specially Ramon.

*Earlier I watched the Rattiwatanas, Wolmarans and Gregorc (the last two are being coached by the same dude) warming up and it was funny. The Rattiwatanas are always smiling while Wolmarans and Gregorc seem to keep mockering each one during the practice when the other is being worse :lol: Gregorc started crybabying when they were hitting volleys and Wolmarans kept hitting at his foot and Gregorc was always missing. "How can I volley if he keeps doing that??". Wolmarans who looked like a serious guy until yesterday was making a joke at every opportunity today. When the Rattiwatanas ball went to their side he got excited and "oh, let's play doubles!". Strange funny guy.

:worship:

Chip_s_m
01-07-2010, 05:41 PM
Today wasn't that cool as the other days, the matches weren't much interesting. But it's all a matter of yourself thinking it was good haha. I couldn't get videos because my camera was terrible today (who am I kidding, I forgot to reload the battery :retard:). But I got some pictures that will be posted tomorrow.

Ricardas Berankis d. Guillermo Olaso 6-1 7-6
First set was total demolition job for Ricardas, Olaso had no weapons to hurt him and Ricardas didn't even have to play well to win it 6-1. In the second set Olaso cut some mistakes and became more consistent from the baseline. He didn't trouble Berankis' serve at all but at least he saved the break points he faced to force a tiebreak. Ricardas was the better player and reached the quarterfinals.

Eduardo Schwank d. Pablo Santos 6-4 6-1
I thought Pablo could equilibrate things but Edu was far superior from the beginning. Pablo didn't have many chances on Edu's service games and had to come back from some though games. Edu won the set with one break and in the second he cruised to an easy win. Good display from the Argie who will play the most interesting quarterfinal match against Berankis. I would give a slight favouritism to Schwank because of his experience, but Berankis surely can beat him and it wouldn't be a surprise as well. Looking forward to this match on Friday.

Michael McClune d. Juan Pablo Brzezicki 7-6 6-7 7-5
The serve stats say it all, McClune was again a beast making 38 aces. There were no breaks of serve for 2 sets and 11 games and there weren't many tight games. It must be very frustrating playing against a player like McClune and Juampi did seem frustrated. He earned some break points during the match but Michael always came with a strong serve and avoided the break. Each player had one better played tiebreak and when it was looking like we were to a third one, McClune played an amazing last game reaching 0-40 with 3 big winners, 2 of them with his backhand. Juampi saved one match point but that was all. It was a very long match and specially McClune looked dead tired in the third set (he had medical timeout in the first set).

McClune will face Thiago Alves who had a strange win over Jorge Aguilar. I saw some parts of this only, but Thiago was demolishing the Chilean in the first and a half sets (Aguilar was really awful) and the I heard from Court 1 that Aguilar was winning many games and won in the tiebreak. In the third the awful mode came back and Thiago scored 6-1 again. If McClune recovers well from his long match for Friday I think he should beat Thiago, but you never know specially because Thiago was a good returner in his good days (e.g. this tournament in 2008) and this match could make him pass McClune to win the points.

*Saw the Ratiwattanas beating Lucas Arnold and Ramon Delgado. They played well with some beautiful points and played a great match tiebreak to win the match. Lucas and Ramon are two funny guys playing, the way they motivate themselves is funny, specially Ramon.

*Earlier I watched the Rattiwatanas, Wolmarans and Gregorc (the last two are being coached by the same dude) warming up and it was funny. The Rattiwatanas are always smiling while Wolmarans and Gregorc seem to keep mockering each one during the practice when the other is being worse :lol: Gregorc started crybabying when they were hitting volleys and Wolmarans kept hitting at his foot and Gregorc was always missing. "How can I volley if he keeps doing that??". Wolmarans who looked like a serious guy until yesterday was making a joke at every opportunity today. When the Rattiwatanas ball went to their side he got excited and "oh, let's play doubles!". Strange funny guy.

Thanks for the reports they're very appreciated. :)

McClune must've beefed up his serve recently. I haven't seen him play since the 2008 US Open qualifying and his serve then wasn't anything special, although nothing to sneer at. He actually didn't seem to have many weapons at all. Caio_Brasil, how have his backhand and forehand been? Both seemed about average to me. Despite this, I thought he was pretty good at moving his opponent around and constructing points but just needed a little extra bite on his shots. Does he have any other weapons now or is he just relying on the big serve?

Thanks again for the notes they've been great.

SonicCRO
01-07-2010, 06:16 PM
Thanks for the reports they're very appreciated. :)

McClune must've beefed up his serve recently. I haven't seen him play since the 2008 US Open qualifying and his serve then wasn't anything special, although nothing to sneer at. He actually didn't seem to have many weapons at all. Caio_Brasil, how have his backhand and forehand been? Both seemed about average to me. Despite this, I thought he was pretty good at moving his opponent around and constructing points but just needed a little extra bite on his shots. Does he have any other weapons now or is he just relying on the big serve?

Thanks again for the notes they've been great.


McClune in start of his carrier have good serve but after some time i see his good serve from time to time, when you look him on USA open that time I remember he don't serve very good his form was on low level, serve depends on his form, now he build his form and he can bee very dangerous with bomb servis and volley ..

Caio_Brasil
01-07-2010, 06:50 PM
Thanks for the reports they're very appreciated. :)

McClune must've beefed up his serve recently. I haven't seen him play since the 2008 US Open qualifying and his serve then wasn't anything special, although nothing to sneer at. He actually didn't seem to have many weapons at all. Caio_Brasil, how have his backhand and forehand been? Both seemed about average to me. Despite this, I thought he was pretty good at moving his opponent around and constructing points but just needed a little extra bite on his shots. Does he have any other weapons now or is he just relying on the big serve?

Thanks again for the notes they've been great.

Backhand and forehand are nothing special, but he actually didn't have many rallies played this week because his serve isn't allowing them and he usually tries to take the initiative to win the points on the opponent's service games. I agree he is good on constructing points, he seems pretty conscient about what he is doing and maybe he didn't have this in his arsenal but I think he is good at approaching and closing the points on the net. He is showing good stuff so far and for sure the serve is being his biggest weapon, but it's not just that.

Caio_Brasil
01-07-2010, 07:10 PM
Notes from today:

Kowalczyk/Bednarek d. Rattiwatana brothers 7-6(5) 6-7(5) 10-5
Pretty good match, great points from both pairs and one had to win in the match tiebreak. Kowalczyk was complaining all the way about the umpires. "Nooooooooooo, (polish words, who knows what he said), it was out! Take off your glasses" (directed to the line judge). After complaining another time he had a lucky return which gave the Polish the point and I've never seen such a celebration for a lucky shot :lol: The Rattiwatanas looked at him like thinking "what the fuck is he celebrating?" and as in many points during the match it ended up with the 4 players laughing. Pretty entertaining match, you could see they all enjoy playing the doubles. I was supporting the Thais on this one but the qualified team is great too.

João Souza d. Brian Dabul 7-6(3) 6-1
First set went equilibrated with both players holding their serves pretty easily. Feijão was counting on his big serve but was doing many mistakes from the baseline specially on Dabul's service games. After winning the tiebreak he started demolishing the Argie and quickly got his advantage. He played a great second set, too solid from the baseline, hitting winners and serving bombs. Nice display and if he plays like that he can beat the defending champion Ricardo Mello. I hope he does.

Ramon Delgado d. Julio Silva 6-2 7-6(3)
I saw the final 3 games and the tiebreak. From what I saw Ramon was impressive. He was punishing Julio with deep balls all the time, the Brazilian had to win the point himself if he wanted to. Julio fought hard to bring this second set to the tiebreak but Ramon continued playing very well and won in the end. From what I heard it was a good match and seeing the stats it's impressive that Ramon only dropped one point on serve.

Adrian Menendez d. Caio Zampieri 6-4 6-1
The Spaniard started playing greatly, he was destroying Caio at every aspect and quickly opened a 3-0 lead. He kept playing great tennis until 5-3 when he got broken. Anyway he broke again in the next game to clinch the set and I had no doubt Caio wasn't going to recover from that. After being broken for the second time he almost gave up and Menendez didn't hesitate anymore.

In my opinion none of tomorrow's quarterfinals has a clear favourite. All of them should be interesting all of them seem to have a chance of being the champion. Souza-Mello and Berankis-Schwank are the highlights to me.

wlodar
01-07-2010, 07:44 PM
Caio, You're great :)



"Nooooooooooo, (polish words, who knows what he said), it was out! Take off your glasses"

means: "No, it was out! Take off your glasses" ;)




McClune must've beefed up his serve recently. I haven't seen him play since the 2008 US Open qualifying and his serve then wasn't anything special, although nothing to sneer at. He actually didn't seem to have many weapons at all. Caio_Brasil, how have his backhand and forehand been? Both seemed about average to me. Despite this, I thought he was pretty good at moving his opponent around and constructing points but just needed a little extra bite on his shots. Does he have any other weapons now or is he just relying on the big serve?

His weaknesses was:

- He's inconsistent from the back, and many times looks like Russian ballbasher. He has a weak backhand (He made quite a few backhand errors).
- Return (many times ineffective, irregular depth).
- His defensive play generally wasn't up to much, but he does have the sliced backhand.

I saw him 2 years ago, in Dallas.

Caio_Brasil
01-07-2010, 07:46 PM
means: "No, it was out! Take off your glasses" ;)

He said other things, no doubt about it :lol:

wlodar
01-07-2010, 07:53 PM
Caio, it's political correctness :P

GustavoM_Fan
01-07-2010, 08:27 PM
THANK Caio

serve-volleyer Slabinsky vs your frienD Siggia?
Slabo was playing a brasilian future on clay some weeks ago :lol:


Berankis and maybe McClune are the young players with most potential in that quali
Dutrin will qualify probably too but he is a veteran

:clap2:

Chip_s_m
01-07-2010, 09:01 PM
McClune in start of his carrier have good serve but after some time i see his good serve from time to time, when you look him on USA open that time I remember he don't serve very good his form was on low level, serve depends on his form, now he build his form and he can bee very dangerous with bomb servis and volley ..

Backhand and forehand are nothing special, but he actually didn't have many rallies played this week because his serve isn't allowing them and he usually tries to take the initiative to win the points on the opponent's service games. I agree he is good on constructing points, he seems pretty conscient about what he is doing and maybe he didn't have this in his arsenal but I think he is good at approaching and closing the points on the net. He is showing good stuff so far and for sure the serve is being his biggest weapon, but it's not just that.

His weaknesses was:

- He's inconsistent from the back, and many times looks like Russian ballbasher. He has a weak backhand (He made quite a few backhand errors).
- Return (many times ineffective, irregular depth).
- His defensive play generally wasn't up to much, but he does have the sliced backhand.

I saw him 2 years ago, in Dallas.

Thanks guys! Wlodar are going to the Dallas tournament this year?

spanish_army
01-07-2010, 09:04 PM
I've seen your comments about McClune, but I think the match incoming is very difficult for him. Alves plays at Brazil and MC Clune still hasn't played against a local player.

Real chances? Difficult prediction. Is his big serve enough to defeat Alves? In my opinion, not, but i have doubts really.

Bye.

Caio_Brasil
01-07-2010, 09:10 PM
Pictures from singles 2nd round (yesterday and today) and some doubles

Ricardas Berankis:

http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/3755/challenger2010114.jpg (http://img12.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010114.jpg/)

http://img710.imageshack.us/img710/1894/challenger2010115.jpg (http://img710.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010115.jpg/)

http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/1024/challenger2010117.jpg (http://img80.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010117.jpg/)

http://img710.imageshack.us/img710/6035/challenger2010119.jpg (http://img710.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010119.jpg/)

http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/8526/challenger2010120.jpg (http://img684.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010120.jpg/)

http://img710.imageshack.us/img710/2103/challenger2010123.jpg (http://img710.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010123.jpg/)

Guillermo Olaso:

http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/8254/challenger2010118.jpg (http://img80.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010118.jpg/)

wlodar
01-07-2010, 09:15 PM
Thanks guys! Wlodar are going to the Dallas tournament this year?

Chip_s_m, I was watching Dallas tournament on livestream ;) This Year I'm going to the Bytom and Poznan challangers and futures in Kraków.

Caio_Brasil
01-07-2010, 09:23 PM
Lucas Arnold Ker/Ramon Delgado:

http://img301.imageshack.us/img301/6841/challenger2010124.jpg (http://img301.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010124.jpg/)

http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/7684/challenger2010125.jpg (http://img12.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010125.jpg/)

http://img696.imageshack.us/img696/63/challenger2010126.jpg (http://img696.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010126.jpg/)

http://img696.imageshack.us/img696/3118/challenger2010129.jpg (http://img696.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010129.jpg/)

http://img710.imageshack.us/img710/7328/challenger2010131.jpg (http://img710.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010131.jpg/)

http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/5228/challenger2010144.jpg (http://img69.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010144.jpg/)

Rattiwatana brothers:

http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/5928/challenger2010128.jpg (http://img69.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010128.jpg/)

http://img301.imageshack.us/img301/9118/challenger2010134.jpg (http://img301.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010134.jpg/)

http://img710.imageshack.us/img710/6141/challenger2010136.jpg (http://img710.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010136.jpg/)

http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/7592/challenger2010137.jpg (http://img17.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010137.jpg/)

http://img25.imageshack.us/img25/7325/challenger2010138.jpg (http://img25.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010138.jpg/)

http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/9183/challenger2010139.jpg (http://img69.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010139.jpg/)

http://img710.imageshack.us/img710/5812/challenger2010140.jpg (http://img710.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010140.jpg/)

http://img301.imageshack.us/img301/2623/challenger2010141.jpg (http://img301.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010141.jpg/)

http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/4897/challenger2010142.jpg (http://img69.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010142.jpg/)

http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/9185/challenger2010145.jpg (http://img69.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010145.jpg/)

http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/7646/challenger2010147.jpg (http://img684.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010147.jpg/)

Caio_Brasil
01-07-2010, 09:40 PM
Pablo Santos:

http://img301.imageshack.us/img301/9824/challenger2010149.jpg (http://img301.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010149.jpg/)

http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/2135/challenger2010151.jpg (http://img80.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010151.jpg/)

Eduardo Schwank:

http://img25.imageshack.us/img25/8596/challenger2010155.jpg (http://img25.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010155.jpg/)

http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/5862/challenger2010156.jpg (http://img85.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010156.jpg/)

http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/4706/challenger2010157.jpg (http://img69.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010157.jpg/)

Caio_Brasil
01-07-2010, 09:43 PM
Mateusz Kowalczyk:

http://img121.imageshack.us/img121/2605/challenger2010160.jpg (http://img121.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010160.jpg/)

Tomasz Bednarek:

http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/3523/challenger2010163.jpg (http://img96.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010163.jpg/)

Caio_Brasil
01-07-2010, 09:52 PM
Brian Dabul:

http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/7581/challenger2010166.jpg (http://img85.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010166.jpg/)

http://img121.imageshack.us/img121/9412/challenger2010167.jpg (http://img121.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010167.jpg/)

http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/41/challenger2010170.jpg (http://img69.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010170.jpg/)

http://img693.imageshack.us/img693/4647/challenger2010184.jpg (http://img693.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010184.jpg/)

João Souza:

http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/7502/challenger2010168.jpg (http://img69.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010168.jpg/)

http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/7589/challenger2010172.jpg (http://img69.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010172.jpg/)

http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/6974/challenger2010173.jpg (http://img17.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010173.jpg/)

http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/1235/challenger2010178.jpg (http://img69.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010178.jpg/)

http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/43/challenger2010181.jpg (http://img96.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010181.jpg/)

http://img693.imageshack.us/img693/7517/challenger2010189.jpg (http://img693.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010189.jpg/)

http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/8049/challenger2010190.jpg (http://img96.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010190.jpg/)

http://img121.imageshack.us/img121/7205/challenger2010203.jpg (http://img121.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010203.jpg/)

Ricardo Acioly (Souza's coach):

http://img121.imageshack.us/img121/3733/challenger2010177.jpg (http://img121.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010177.jpg/)

Gastón Etlis (Dabul's coach):

http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/3693/challenger2010204.jpg (http://img109.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010204.jpg/)

Caio_Brasil
01-07-2010, 09:56 PM
Julio Silva:

http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/4018/challenger2010205.jpg (http://img96.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010205.jpg/)

http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/4667/challenger2010206.jpg (http://img109.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010206.jpg/)

http://img691.imageshack.us/img691/5910/challenger2010207.jpg (http://img691.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010207.jpg/)

Ramon Delgado:

http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/9209/challenger2010208.jpg (http://img96.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010208.jpg/)

http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/6307/challenger2010210.jpg (http://img109.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010210.jpg/)

http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/7607/challenger2010211.jpg (http://img156.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010211.jpg/)

Caio_Brasil
01-07-2010, 10:00 PM
Adrian Menendez:

http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/7886/challenger2010212.jpg (http://img96.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010212.jpg/)

http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/3766/challenger2010214.jpg (http://img109.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010214.jpg/)

http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/5581/challenger2010216.jpg (http://img85.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010216.jpg/)

Caio Zampieri:

http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/9427/challenger2010225.jpg (http://img109.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010225.jpg/)

http://img693.imageshack.us/img693/4390/challenger2010220.jpg (http://img693.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010220.jpg/)

Caio_Brasil
01-07-2010, 10:04 PM
And the videos at http://www.youtube.com/user/caioswim

Includes videos of:

Tomasz Bednarek/Mateusz Kowalczyk
Rattiwatana brothers
João Souza
Brian Dabul
Julio Silva
Ramon Delgado
Adrian Menendez
Caio Zampieri
Jonathan Marray and Jamie Murray practicing
Weerapat Doakmaiklee and Marcio Torres hitting

Doakmaiklee along with the Rattiwatana brothers are the guys who are always smiling :yeah: Torres showed up during the Rattiwatanas doubles match, kept talking with Doakmaiklee and in the match tiebreak I reckon he was supporting the Thais together with the shorty.

Chip_s_m
01-07-2010, 10:32 PM
Chip_s_m, I was watching Dallas tournament on livestream ;) This Year I'm going to the Bytom and Poznan challangers and futures in Kraków.

Oh that's right, I forgot about the livestream. :smash:. I was just wondering as I recently moved to Dallas and will be going to the tournament for the first time.

Zirconek
01-08-2010, 01:14 PM
Ricardo Mello d. João Souza 7-6(2) 7-6(8)

close match :yeah:

Luinir
01-08-2010, 01:40 PM
Alves 5-0*

Luinir
01-08-2010, 01:45 PM
Alves 6-1*

Luinir
01-08-2010, 02:04 PM
Alves 6-1 3-2*

Luinir
01-08-2010, 02:14 PM
Alves 6-1 5-3*

Luinir
01-08-2010, 02:18 PM
Alves 6-1 5-4*
Delgado 5-4*

Luinir
01-08-2010, 02:19 PM
Alves 6-1 6-4

FantomasRO
01-08-2010, 02:28 PM
Today wasn't that cool as the other days, the matches weren't much interesting. But it's all a matter of yourself thinking it was good haha. I couldn't get videos because my camera was terrible today (who am I kidding, I forgot to reload the battery :retard:). But I got some pictures that will be posted tomorrow.

Ricardas Berankis d. Guillermo Olaso 6-1 7-6
First set was total demolition job for Ricardas, Olaso had no weapons to hurt him and Ricardas didn't even have to play well to win it 6-1. In the second set Olaso cut some mistakes and became more consistent from the baseline. He didn't trouble Berankis' serve at all but at least he saved the break points he faced to force a tiebreak. Ricardas was the better player and reached the quarterfinals.

Eduardo Schwank d. Pablo Santos 6-4 6-1
I thought Pablo could equilibrate things but Edu was far superior from the beginning. Pablo didn't have many chances on Edu's service games and had to come back from some though games. Edu won the set with one break and in the second he cruised to an easy win. Good display from the Argie who will play the most interesting quarterfinal match against Berankis. I would give a slight favouritism to Schwank because of his experience, but Berankis surely can beat him and it wouldn't be a surprise as well. Looking forward to this match on Friday.

Michael McClune d. Juan Pablo Brzezicki 7-6 6-7 7-5
The serve stats say it all, McClune was again a beast making 38 aces. There were no breaks of serve for 2 sets and 11 games and there weren't many tight games. It must be very frustrating playing against a player like McClune and Juampi did seem frustrated. He earned some break points during the match but Michael always came with a strong serve and avoided the break. Each player had one better played tiebreak and when it was looking like we were to a third one, McClune played an amazing last game reaching 0-40 with 3 big winners, 2 of them with his backhand. Juampi saved one match point but that was all. It was a very long match and specially McClune looked dead tired in the third set (he had medical timeout in the first set).

McClune will face Thiago Alves who had a strange win over Jorge Aguilar. I saw some parts of this only, but Thiago was demolishing the Chilean in the first and a half sets (Aguilar was really awful) and the I heard from Court 1 that Aguilar was winning many games and won in the tiebreak. In the third the awful mode came back and Thiago scored 6-1 again. If McClune recovers well from his long match for Friday I think he should beat Thiago, but you never know specially because Thiago was a good returner in his good days (e.g. this tournament in 2008) and this match could make him pass McClune to win the points.

*Saw the Ratiwattanas beating Lucas Arnold and Ramon Delgado. They played well with some beautiful points and played a great match tiebreak to win the match. Lucas and Ramon are two funny guys playing, the way they motivate themselves is funny, specially Ramon.

*Earlier I watched the Rattiwatanas, Wolmarans and Gregorc (the last two are being coached by the same dude) warming up and it was funny. The Rattiwatanas are always smiling while Wolmarans and Gregorc seem to keep mockering each one during the practice when the other is being worse :lol: Gregorc started crybabying when they were hitting volleys and Wolmarans kept hitting at his foot and Gregorc was always missing. "How can I volley if he keeps doing that??". Wolmarans who looked like a serious guy until yesterday was making a joke at every opportunity today. When the Rattiwatanas ball went to their side he got excited and "oh, let's play doubles!". Strange funny guy.


Thanks, Caio for your reviews, it really helped me a lot! Today I went on Thiago Alves big, I knew McClune is vulnerable even with his massive service, I saw it from the score with Brzezicki. For me McClune is and will remain limited. His results aren't so bad anymore, because he improved his service, that's all.

Now I have Berankis to win @ 2.62, I hope Schwank will not punish him like Alves did with this American. But the Lithuanian youngster is just 1.73 and he won his matches pretty impressive, so it seems he is winning points from play, not service. Schwank has bigger experience, but he is still a clay-courter and doesn't have a big service.

Berankis won the junior US OPEN in 2007, what the fuck? Also semifinal at Australian Open and Wimbledon in the same year. He is playing against a clay-courter, so why not? :D

Vamos Berankis! Forca! :worship:

SonicCRO
01-08-2010, 03:31 PM
i go massive handicep 3,5 and 4,5 on McClune i don't see how Alves can kill him like this and match start, Mcclune can't serve , cant play , can't nothing in 37 minutes he go down 1-6 1-3... what a mugg i'm, so angry , I will remember this match for long ;(((((

Luinir
01-08-2010, 03:31 PM
Schwank 6-1 4-3*
Delgado 7-6 6-4

Zirconek
01-08-2010, 05:13 PM
QUARTER FINALS

Ricardo Mello BRA [6] vs. João Souza BRA | 7-6(2) 7-6(8)
Thiago Alves BRA [4] vs. Michael McClune USA [Q] | 6-1 6-4
Eduardo Schwank ARG [3] vs. Ricardas Berankis LTU [Q] | 6-1 6-4
Ramón Delgado PAR vs. Adrian Menendez ESP | 7-6(7) 6-4

Zirconek
01-08-2010, 05:17 PM
DOUBLES | SEMI FINALS

Bednarek & Kowalczyk [POL] vs. Ratiwatana & Ratiwatana [THA, 1] | 7-6(5) 6-7(5) 10-5
Dabul & Prieto [ARG, 2] vs. Marray & J. Murray [GBR, 3] | 6-4 2-6 10-7

EricaM..BR
01-08-2010, 07:04 PM
I was there today: McClune serves very well, so many aces, but today he played nothing...I dont know what hapenned(maybe some personal problem?), but as a matter of fact for me he doesnt want to be there...seems that he wants to loose quick and go home...terrible for all people who was on the court, everyone felt so bad and understand nothing...

CooCooCachoo
01-08-2010, 07:08 PM
Adrian :sobbing:

It's surprising to see McClune lose so easily after the convincing run he has had.

Zirconek
01-08-2010, 07:11 PM
I was there today: McClune serves very well, so many aces, but today he played nothing...I dont know what hapenned(maybe some personal problem?), but as a matter of fact for me he doesnt want to be there...seems that he wants to loose quick and go home...terrible for all people who was on the court, everyone felt so bad and understand nothing...

Were there many rain delays? It rained almost all day here and I don't live much far from the venue, it totally discouraged me to go. :sad:

GugaF1
01-08-2010, 07:19 PM
i go massive handicep 3,5 and 4,5 on McClune i don't see how Alves can kill him like this and match start, Mcclune can't serve , cant play , can't nothing in 37 minutes he go down 1-6 1-3... what a mugg i'm, so angry , I will remember this match for long ;(((((



The American was dead tired it seems, even at the end of the last match with Brezicki, he was barely moving on the court, just serving. And trying some Kamizaze SV. Is summer time in Brazil and the Heat and humidity is playing a factor in some matches, it can get up to 34C and problably even hotter at court level. I think Mclune had some sort of pull in his leg also, as he kept streching a lot. He played 5 mathes i believe since he came from the qualy.


Alves and Mello playing very well on this tournment. They both looked very solid in all matches. We are gonna to have a `classic` Brazilian SF With Alves and Mello. Both have won this tournament before. I figure who wins this will problably take the title.

Although Eduardo and Ramon are playing well also. The argentine has some dangerous weapons, when on. And Ramon is having a surprisingly great tournament, he is such a veteran I think around 35 or so and HC is not that great for him as far I remember. I saw his math against Silva earlier, and he dominating.

GugaF1
01-08-2010, 07:26 PM
I think Mclune can be a good prospect for the US. although I didn`t see anything outstanding. I saw some of his earlier matches, when he was in better shape, and he has a tidy game no apparent holes from the back of the court. With the serve and front court play as strenghts. I can`t say he will be a top class player, but to go around the top 100 or so, with nice development and work ethics is quite posssible.

SonicCRO
01-08-2010, 07:30 PM
The American was dead tired it seems, even at the end of the last match with Brezicki, he was barely moving on the court, just serving. And trying some Kamizaze SV. Is summer time in Brazil and the Heat and humidity is playing a factor in some matches, it can get up to 34C and problably even hotter at court level. I think Mclune had some sort of pull in his leg also, as he kept streching a lot. He played 5 mathes i believe since he came from the qualy.


Alves and Mello playing very well on this tournment. They both looked very solid in all matches. We are gonna to have a `classic` Brazilian SF With Alves and Mello. Both have won this tournament before. I figure who wins this will problably take the title.

Although Eduardo and Ramon are playing well also. The argentine has some dangerous weapons, when on. And Ramon is having a surprisingly great tournament, he is such a veteran I think around 35 or so and HC is not that great for him as far I remember. I saw his math against Silva earlier, and he dominating.

i understand , but this will help me, if you write it yestarday :o:sad:

EricaM..BR
01-08-2010, 07:37 PM
Were there many rain delays? It rained almost all day here and I don't live much far from the venue, it totally discouraged me to go. :sad:

Hi!I was there until 1:30 pm, when Alves x McClune finished, and there was no rain until this time in the park, and the OOP for tomorrow seems to be everything on time.

Caio_Brasil
01-08-2010, 08:02 PM
Ricardo Mello d. João Souza 7-6 7-6
João didn't play as good as expected, in the first set he was too erratic and didn't bother Mello from the baseline. He stayed in the matched because of his good serve and a few good points he made. In the second he didn't get much better but it's important to write that he didn't give up, even not being on a good day. Mello was playing solid as always, he made some great counter attack winners and really deserved the win although I was cheering for Feijão.

Dabul/Prieto d. Murray/Marray 6-4 2-6 10-7
Saw some games of the second set and the match tiebreak. Good level of play and the Argies were just better at the match tiebreak. Should be a great final between them and the Polish tomorrow.

Ramon Delgado d. Adrian Menendez 7-6 6-4
I saw the first set of this one. I must say Ramon is playing at a really good level, he is barely doing any mistakes and being too solid from the baseline. Adrian was a real test for him today, both were playing a good level of tennis the whole set and Ramon won in a very tight tiebreak. According to my father, who saw the second set, Adrian asked for medical timeout twice (first for headache, second for his shoulder) and in the first one he even wanted to take a medicine but the tournament supervisor Paulo Pereira didn't allowed it. Ramon is very motivated and playing good tennis so it would be a cool thing him winning the tournament.

Eduardo Schwank d. Ricardas Berankis 6-1 6-4
When I arrived from Court 1 Edu had already broken Ricardas and opened a 3-0 lead. I had high expectations for this match but the first set was totally dominated by Schwank. This shows that as much as I was impressed by Ricardas' level in the other 5 matches it's a different thing when you face a more experienced and better player. In the second set he was broken early again but he raised his level a little bit, making the match better. There was a quick rain delay of 15 minutes and they came back to play. In the first game after the rain this dog entered the court twice :lol: Schwank got pissed off with some umpire calls, made two double faults and this combined with Berankis starting to play good tennis resulted in a break for the Lithuanian. Unfortunatelly he was broken again in the following game and Schwank won the match 6-1 6-4 after holding his last serve. This was a though loss and Berankis didn't have many chances, he was outplayed most of the time, but I still believe he will have a good future. He still has much room for development and is just starting his way on the challengers. He isn't 19 yet so there is still time to make some noise. He has made it here for those who watched him playing, nobody can say he isn't talente and he also looked like a foccused guy on this career, showing some mental power during matches. Hope he keeps improving and winning matches.

Edu will play an interesting semi-final against Ramon, very different generations of South American tennis and both are playing well at this tournament. I just hope this will be a match with good level of play and not easy for one side.

Didn't see Alves match but I'm surprised with the score, specially the 6-1 in the first set. McClune should have been a bigger threat for what he played in this tournament. Previous matches probably were a factor here (specially the last one, he was already looking very tired on it and having some problems with the leg).

Zirconek
01-08-2010, 08:02 PM
Hi!I was there until 1:30 pm, when Alves x McClune finished, and there was no rain until this time in the park, and the OOP for tomorrow seems to be everything on time.

I hope you enjoyed. Are you going tomorrow?

shotgun
01-08-2010, 08:49 PM
All the guys I was looking forward to watching live lost today. :ras: Makes me feel better about having to work tomorrow though.

I may go on Sunday if Schwank wins tomorrow.

marquez
01-08-2010, 08:50 PM
thank you for all these reports caio

you confirmed what I was thinking about the souza match
Mello is not a huge server and he won around 85% on serve
good to hear that he kept fighting, if I remember it correctly he even had a sp on serve(6-5 in the tiebreak?)

*Jean*
01-08-2010, 08:55 PM
Thiago, Eduardo ;)
Ricardas :sad: But a great week still!

EricaM..BR
01-08-2010, 08:56 PM
I hope you enjoyed. Are you going tomorrow?

Yes.And you?

Caio_Brasil
01-08-2010, 09:02 PM
All the guys I was looking forward to watching live lost today. :ras: Makes me feel better about having to work tomorrow though.

I may go on Sunday if Schwank wins tomorrow.

Feijão vs Berankis in the final was still possible and I really wanted it but they both lost. Talking about preferences today was terrible for me :lol:

If I were you I would go to the final even if Ramon wins. He is playing very well and too motivated.

thank you for all these reports caio

you confirmed what I was thinking about the souza match
Mello is not a huge server and he won around 85% on serve
good to hear that he kept fighting, if I remember it correctly he even had a sp on serve(6-5 in the tiebreak?)

He did have a set point and yes I think it was on serve :(

He saved a match-point with an ace but lost the following point and the match on Mello's serve.

Caio_Brasil
01-08-2010, 09:44 PM
Mello vs Souza

http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/717/challenger2010251.jpg (http://img705.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010251.jpg/)

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http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/8688/challenger2010257.jpg (http://img190.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010257.jpg/)

http://img192.imageshack.us/img192/5717/challenger2010258.jpg (http://img192.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010258.jpg/)

http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/3130/challenger2010260.jpg (http://img705.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010260.jpg/)

http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/8555/challenger2010262.jpg (http://img705.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010262.jpg/)

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http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/9118/challenger2010272.jpg (http://img7.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010272.jpg/)

Caio_Brasil
01-08-2010, 09:49 PM
Dabul/Prieto vs Murray/Marray

http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/2076/challenger2010274.jpg (http://img23.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010274.jpg/)

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http://img30.imageshack.us/img30/769/challenger2010277.jpg (http://img30.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010277.jpg/)

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http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/76/challenger2010280.jpg (http://img705.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010280.jpg/)

Caio_Brasil
01-08-2010, 09:53 PM
Ramon Delgado vs Adrian Menendez

http://img192.imageshack.us/img192/3531/challenger2010283.jpg (http://img192.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010283.jpg/)

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http://img30.imageshack.us/img30/8153/challenger2010287.jpg (http://img30.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010287.jpg/)

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http://img30.imageshack.us/img30/4164/challenger2010289.jpg (http://img30.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010289.jpg/)

Caio_Brasil
01-08-2010, 09:57 PM
Eduardo Schwank vs Ricardas Berankis

http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/8347/challenger2010290.jpg (http://img198.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010290.jpg/)

http://img30.imageshack.us/img30/5325/challenger2010292.jpg (http://img30.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010292.jpg/)

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http://img192.imageshack.us/img192/7035/challenger2010294.jpg (http://img192.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010294.jpg/)

http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/4809/challenger2010295.jpg (http://img94.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010295.jpg/)

http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/4809/challenger2010297.jpg (http://img94.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010297.jpg/)

http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/5391/challenger2010299.jpg (http://img29.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010299.jpg/)

http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/6200/challenger2010300.jpg (http://img198.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010300.jpg/)

Caio_Brasil
01-08-2010, 09:58 PM
Videos: http://www.youtube.com/user/caioswim

Videos of everyone that played today except Alves and McClune :p

GugaF1
01-08-2010, 10:26 PM
i understand , but this will help me, if you write it yestarday :o:sad:

You should have asked for some Brazilian advice beforehand. Maybe we can make a deal, to become a betting consultant and we share the profits? lol....

fran70
01-08-2010, 11:23 PM
Good triumph for Edu. Good luck tomorrow with Delgado!

Zirconek
01-09-2010, 12:45 AM
Yes.And you?

I'm not going, I'll be in Rio tomorrow.
Have fun :)

CooCooCachoo
01-09-2010, 08:59 AM
Thanks for the photos Caio :hug:

cobalt60
01-09-2010, 12:16 PM
Go Delgado!!

Filo V.
01-09-2010, 12:50 PM
Edu is leading 7-6 *3-2. Too bad the stream doesn't work though, I would have enjoyed seeing these 2 guys play.

Iván
01-09-2010, 01:11 PM
Schwank defeats Delgado 7-6 6-3

new coach doing wonders for him

Filo V.
01-09-2010, 01:22 PM
Edu is for sure back to the level that saw him get into the top 100 a couple years back. Hopefully this time he can maintain that level.

fran70
01-09-2010, 02:13 PM
Schwank defeats Delgado 7-6 6-3

new coach doing wonders for him

Well done Edu! :worship: I hope that tomorrow he could beat Mello or Alves, victory that will place him back in the top 80. Not a piece of cake anyway...

*Jean*
01-09-2010, 04:54 PM
Edu :bounce: :bounce:

CooCooCachoo
01-09-2010, 05:41 PM
Ramón :(

Zirconek
01-09-2010, 06:19 PM
In the other semi, Ricardo "Bunny Smile" Mello :toothy: , the defending champion, won over Thiago "Hair" Alves :silly: 6-4 6-4

Doubles final:
(2)Dabul/Prieto (ARG) d. Bednarek/Kowalczyk (POL) 6-3 6-3

Davidcuervacho
01-09-2010, 06:35 PM
Edu :yeah:

Caio_Brasil
01-09-2010, 07:14 PM
Not much to say about the matches.

Schwank vs Delgado had a tight first set which went to Edu's side, and in the second Ramon felt the first set loss and didn't play as well as in the rest of the week.

The second match was well played by both sides but Mello was stronger most of the time. Nice win for him. Tomorrow he will have the crowd at his side, certainly there will be some annoying fans trying to disturb Schwank.

Dabul/Prieto totally dominated the doubles, such well played. The Polish team started losing this match when they were broken to love in their very first service game, with 4 double faults of Kowalczyk :eek: Well deserved title for the Argies.

Caio_Brasil
01-09-2010, 11:40 PM
Schwank and Delgado:

http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/2342/challenger2010322.jpg (http://img707.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010322.jpg/)

http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/4305/challenger2010326.jpg (http://img109.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010326.jpg/)

http://img63.imageshack.us/img63/1333/challenger2010331.jpg (http://img63.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010331.jpg/)

http://img682.imageshack.us/img682/9984/challenger2010333.jpg (http://img682.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010333.jpg/)

http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/465/challenger2010335.jpg (http://img109.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010335.jpg/)

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http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/989/challenger2010338.jpg (http://img31.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010338.jpg/)

Caio_Brasil
01-09-2010, 11:46 PM
Alves and Mello:

http://img253.imageshack.us/img253/5242/challenger2010346.jpg (http://img253.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010346.jpg/)

http://img63.imageshack.us/img63/3325/challenger2010348.jpg (http://img63.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010348.jpg/)

http://img63.imageshack.us/img63/5010/challenger2010350.jpg (http://img63.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010350.jpg/)

http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/3391/challenger2010352.jpg (http://img707.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010352.jpg/)

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Caio_Brasil
01-09-2010, 11:52 PM
Doubles final:

http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/5315/challenger2010371.jpg (http://img31.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010371.jpg/)

http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/1594/challenger2010372.jpg (http://img707.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010372.jpg/)

http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/7413/challenger2010373.jpg (http://img109.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010373.jpg/)

http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/3295/challenger2010375.jpg (http://img707.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010375.jpg/)

http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/1227/challenger2010378.jpg (http://img707.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010378.jpg/)

http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/6717/challenger2010380.jpg (http://img259.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010380.jpg/)

http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/3775/challenger2010382.jpg (http://img707.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010382.jpg/)

http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/6923/challenger2010385.jpg (http://img109.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010385.jpg/)

http://img682.imageshack.us/img682/3896/challenger2010387.jpg (http://img682.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010387.jpg/)

http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/5729/challenger2010389.jpg (http://img109.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010389.jpg/)

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http://img63.imageshack.us/img63/2183/challenger2010395.jpg (http://img63.imageshack.us/i/challenger2010395.jpg/)

*Jean*
01-10-2010, 07:24 AM
Some linesmen weirdly close to the players on the return :tape: :lol:

CooCooCachoo
01-10-2010, 09:27 AM
Let's go Ricardo :dance:

Labamba
01-10-2010, 01:41 PM
Mello def. Schwank 6-3 6-1

fran70
01-10-2010, 01:42 PM
Easy victory for Ricardo. Congratulations for that! Despite of losing in the final it was a good week for Eduardo too. Thanks Caio for your daily reports. Great job!

CooCooCachoo
01-10-2010, 01:48 PM
Ricardo :worship: Surprisingly quick win in the final.

JeffCandoi
01-10-2010, 02:34 PM
Ricardo :D

Congrats by winning the most important tennis tournament in Brasil :yeah:

cobalt60
01-10-2010, 02:54 PM
:banana:
And thanks for all the pics and reports! Nice job :yeah:

GugaF1
01-10-2010, 04:18 PM
Ricardo :D

Congrats by winning the most important tennis tournament in Brasil :yeah:

Most important Challenger tournament perhaps. There is an ATP.

JeffCandoi
01-10-2010, 05:33 PM
Most important Challenger tournament perhaps. There is an ATP.

an hidden atp hosted in a region where people dont care bout tennis

Caio_Brasil
01-10-2010, 07:07 PM
Edu kind of gave up already in the beginning of the second set. Not a good final. Mlelo was the best player this week though and deserved the title.

Definetely the first days of the tournament are the best ones (including qualies :p)

*Jean*
01-10-2010, 07:58 PM
Eduardo :sad: :hug:

Zirconek
01-11-2010, 01:36 AM
Mello :worship: