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Youzhny pulls out with injury, Kubot through to R4

JanKowalski
01-23-2010, 12:02 AM
Lukasz Kubot in the 4th round :-)

Montego
01-23-2010, 12:03 AM
That is what they said on ES.

Pity, but vamos Lukasz :worship:

miura
01-23-2010, 12:03 AM
Just heard the news via Eurosport.

Anyone know what's bothering Misha?

stzenit
01-23-2010, 12:05 AM
Sad Youzhny would have had a good chance against Djokovic.

Congrats on QF Nole(If he wins today lol).

spriwi
01-23-2010, 12:06 AM
wow, now this will be a leap fom for lukasz in the ranking!

stzenit
01-23-2010, 12:06 AM
When i watched his second round match he had taping on his right arm i thought it was just a tired/pulled muscle from Gasquet match :(

COMA
01-23-2010, 12:07 AM
Happy for Lukasz although it's a shame he couldn't win this match on the court.

Bagelicious
01-23-2010, 12:07 AM
:sad: Any reports on why?!

Montego
01-23-2010, 12:08 AM
wow, now this will be a leap fom for lukasz in the ranking!

Between 60-65 if I count well.

JanKowalski
01-23-2010, 12:08 AM
Heard on ES he's injured.

TheBoiledEgg
01-23-2010, 12:12 AM
what bad luck :sad: :( :(

had a good draw as well
Djoke must be having a laugh

miura
01-23-2010, 12:14 AM
Yeah, must have been something like that. Really unfortunate. Kubot wouldn't have been much of a problem for a fit Misha. R4 would be a good result for him aswell.

henke007
01-23-2010, 12:16 AM
Nice jokedraw Nole ;)

Sunset of Age
01-23-2010, 12:17 AM
Very unfortunate indeed for Misha. Get well soon, Colonel!

philosophicalarf
01-23-2010, 12:19 AM
61 or 62 ranking for Kubot now, can't remember how they split a points tie.

Modetopia
01-23-2010, 12:21 AM
bad luck.:mad:

COMA
01-23-2010, 12:22 AM
Stop jinxing Nole guys ;)

MrChopin
01-23-2010, 12:22 AM
Djokovic's draw to the QF has to be one of the softest in history. For fairness, I'm not including Rafa's draws in this.

selyoink
01-23-2010, 12:22 AM
This Djokovic has borrowed some of Nadull's luck it seems.

shawshank
01-23-2010, 12:29 AM
Yessssssssssssssssssssss!!!!!!! Haha! We have a Pole in the 4th round! That's just incredible :D

gulzhan
01-23-2010, 12:36 AM
Sad for Misha of course, too bad he beat Gasquet in 1st round, would have been a great chance for Richard if he converted one of those MPs :mad:

gaitare
01-23-2010, 12:37 AM
Lukasz will take a set of Nole but will he manage anything more I don't know. Almost a semfinal in Doha, now a R4 in AO, he's suddenly maximizing his potential. I always thought he's good, but lacks the spark of a real contender and lacks the fighting attitude and mental attributes that separate the men from the boys and suddenly, since Nole Open, when he gained confidence with a touch of luck and some really good play, he's playing well. Just keep it going, man.

And, yeah, whatever it is Mischa, come back soon.

Leo
01-23-2010, 12:42 AM
OH NO. :( :sad:

TMJordan
01-23-2010, 12:44 AM
Gimeno-Traver, Chiudinelli, Istomin, Kubot.



Which challenger event is this again?

Bilbo
01-23-2010, 12:49 AM
kubot in the 4th round of a gs is worrying

dusan1610
01-23-2010, 12:50 AM
Mikhail :sad:

JanKowalski
01-23-2010, 01:11 AM
They just said on ES its right wrist injury, started in match against Gasquet

coonster14
01-23-2010, 01:11 AM
if nole does not get to the QF now with his soft joke of a draw, then that is just fail!!!

FlameOn
01-23-2010, 01:13 AM
Too bad. :(

Good for Lukasz though. :)

Mungo
01-23-2010, 01:47 AM
Djokovic's draw to the QF has to be one of the softest in history. For fairness, I'm not including Rafa's draws in this.

But Federer's draw was so soft last year that you had him crying after the final.

Voo de Mar
01-23-2010, 02:05 AM
Amazing luck for Q-bot and Polish tennis, it's a pity he advanced in these circumstances :o but he deserved to play at least one 4th rd in a Major :)
He should give D'Joke a decent match, will be fresh...

L James
01-23-2010, 02:19 AM
Gimeno-Traver, Chiudinelli, Istomin, Kubot.



Which challenger event is this again?

Oh dear :lol:

Definitely one of the biggest cakewalk draws to a GS QF I can remember.

Kolya
01-23-2010, 02:34 AM
No Misha.

Kolya
01-23-2010, 02:54 AM
http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/news/articles/2010-01-23/201001231264212698515.html?fpos=r5Russian Mikhail Youzhny has withdrawn from the men’s singles at Australian Open 2010 with a wrist injury. The No.20 seeded Russian said he was unable to recover from wrist pain that developed during the final stages of his five hour first round tussle with Frenchman Richard Gasquet.

"I cannot play backhand at all,” Youzhny explained on Saturday. “I can play little bit forehand, but still little bit pain.” Youzhny said he had felt the pain during his second round match against Czech Jan Hajek, even though he won convincingly 6-2 6-1 6-1.

Further medical treatment and pain-killers were unsuccessful in repairing the injury. This had been Youzhny’s tenth straight Australian Open. He said there had been no point testing his wrist out on court before today's match against Poland’s Lukasz Kubot.

“I understand it’s no chance to play well here ,“ he said, making the decision to withdraw after his doctor said that pain-killing injections and other treatment were futile and that further play could lead to a longer lay-off. “This is life sometimes. You have injury and you have to pull out if you cannot play.”

Youzhny’s withdrawal means that Kubot reaches the fourth round of a Grand Slam for the first time, setting up a potential encounter with world No. 3 Novak Djokovic should the Serb get past Denis Istomin. “Anything is possible,” said Kubot, when asked about his chances, “I’m looking forward to it.” Kubot says he had no inkling of Youzhny’s decision, going through his normal morning practice and preparations before the match. “It came as a total surprise.”

While wishing Mikhail well, Kubot said the turn of events would allow him to save energy. “I’m happy I’m having luck this year. I’m trying to enjoy every day out here in Australia.”

If Kubot does play Djokovic it will be a replay of last year’s ATP final in Serbia. Kubot was a lucky loser into the main draw of that event, before proceeding to knock out the second and third seeds, Igor Andreev and Ivo Karlovic, to reach his first final. Djokovic won the match 6-3 7-6(0).

Kubot credited the Belgrade final with resurrecting his singles career, saying it gave him newfound confidence and allowed him entry to main draws. The world No. 86, the third-lowest ranked player left in the draw, said he didn’t feel stressed moving into the fourth round. “I have nothing to lose. These guys have to beat me. On the other hand it will be harder for me because I don’t have that experience.”

rubbERR
01-23-2010, 02:56 AM
kubot was 5-3 up against nole in that final 2nd set, he can do it this time :P

Mario Sharapov
01-23-2010, 03:02 AM
Damn. Misha :sad:

xargon
01-23-2010, 03:14 AM
It's hardly Novak's fault that Soderling and Youzhny are gone.

niezubayern1
01-23-2010, 03:51 AM
ESPN reports it's a right wrist injury. He said he originally hurt it against Gasquet but didn't think much of it. They say he woke up this morning in some extreme pain.

Puschkin
01-23-2010, 03:52 AM
:banghead:

MrChopin
01-23-2010, 04:00 AM
It's hardly Novak's fault that Soderling and Youzhny are gone.

It's not his fault, but that does not imply that his draw is not a total walkover.

dombrfc
01-23-2010, 05:05 AM
Bad luck, a virtual bye to the QF for Djokovic

Corey Feldman
01-23-2010, 05:34 AM
bad luck Misha

Yessssssssssssssssssssss!!!!!!! Haha! We have a Pole in the 4th round! That's just incredible :D:rolleyes:

KarlyM
01-23-2010, 06:07 AM
Get well soon, Colonel. :awww: :hatoff:

Greg-Pete fan
01-23-2010, 07:45 AM
Kubot is the first Pole in the fourth round of Grand Slam tournament since Fibak (1982 Roland Garros, lost to Yannick Noah in five sets). Great result Lukasz. It`s a pity he advanced in these circumstances, but he deserved it! He is a hard-working guy. He will be fresh against Djokovic. It should be very nice match to watch :)

Experimentee
01-23-2010, 04:10 PM
Too bad Mikhail had to beat Gasquet and then retire with injury. Same with Baghdatis beating Ferrer and then retiring. It would have been a much better tournament if Gasquet and Ferrer had beaten them and gone on to play more great matches :(

Eden
01-23-2010, 04:52 PM
Misha :sad: Get well soon. Hopefully he will be able to play in Rotterdam in 2 weeks.

saniapower
01-23-2010, 08:16 PM
drama