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Week 16: Athens, Greece [Winner: Yen-Hsun Lu]

Zirconek
03-10-2010, 06:26 PM
Week 16: Athens [Greece]

http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/places/images/photos/photo_lg_athens.jpg

Location: http://www.crwflags.com/FOTW/misc/wgr.gif Athens
Type: €85K+H
Surface: Outdoor Hard
Starting Date: April 19
2008 Champion: Rui Machado [POR] - tournament was on clay.

Tournament website: http://www.statusathensopen.gr/default.asp?pid=1&la=2

Entry List:

To come.

Alternates:

To come.

Zirconek
03-10-2010, 06:26 PM
QUALIFYING DRAW

Zirconek
03-10-2010, 06:26 PM
SINGLES MAIN DRAW

Zirconek
03-10-2010, 06:26 PM
DOUBLES DRAW

Baghdatis#1
03-14-2010, 06:17 PM
Love this tournament! :)
Not sure why they're moving it to hard though....Now the huge stadium will look empty, while the small stadium last year looked nice when it was full...

Baghdatis#1
03-21-2010, 08:53 PM
To organizers:
Please WC's for Angelinos, Jakupovic, Mazarakis, Gemouchidis
and doubles for Economidis/Jakupovic (Eco retired but promised to be back next year) and Peppas/Rovas :)

Klaas_nalbandian
03-27-2010, 03:04 PM
Haase will be here according to his website, to have some practise on hard court for the Davis Cup against Italy

schorsch
03-29-2010, 12:16 PM
Becker app.ly.

Kraxths
03-30-2010, 09:30 AM
and Peppas/Rovas :)

:eek:

mithuchelu
03-31-2010, 02:29 AM
Can somebody post the entry list please...........

SeagullUK
03-31-2010, 09:09 AM
1 Petzschner, Philipp GER 53
2 Chiudinelli, Marco SUI 57
3 Lacko, Lukas SVK 62
4 Sela, Dudi ISR 71
5 Beck, Karol SVK 78
6 Schuettler, Rainer GER 87
7 Malisse, Xavier BEL 91
8 Lu, Yen-Hsun TPE 99
9 Haase, Robin NED @ 104
10 Phau, Bjorn GER 107
11 Muller, Gilles LUX @ 113
12 Devvarman, Somdev IND 120
13 Koubek, Stefan AUT 121
14 Levy, Harel ISR 127
15 Bozoljac, Ilija SRB 129
16 Przysiezny, Michal POL 130
17 Zemlja, Grega SLO 140
18 Bohli, Stephane SUI 143
19 Bogdanovic, Alex GBR 149
20 Mannarino, Adrian FRA @ 155
21 Mahut, Nicolas FRA 163
22 Kindlmann, Dieter GER 169
23 (SE)
24 (SE)
25 (Q)
26 (Q)
27 (Q)
28 (Q)
29 (WC)
30 (WC)
31 (WC)
32 (WC)

Alternates
1 Hrbaty, Dominik SVK 172
2 Witten, Jesse USA 173
3 Ignatik, Uladzimir BLR 176
4 Desein, Niels BEL 183
5 Sugita, Yuichi JPN 186
6 Sijsling, Igor NED 187
7 Sluiter, Raemon NED 189
8 Karanusic, Roko CRO 192
9 Berankis, Ricardas LTU 195
10 Menendez-Maceiras, Adrian ESP 199
11 Fischer, Martin AUT 201
12 Del Bonis, Federico ARG 204
13 Stadler, Simon GER 212
14 Minar, Jan CZE 216
15 Amritraj, Prakash IND 217

Ad Wim
03-31-2010, 10:06 AM
Wow, what a list! :yeah:

Baghdatis#1
04-01-2010, 09:22 PM
:eek:

Peppas has played some Greek national tournaments :shrug:


Becker got a MD WC. It's really good to have a top 40 player, but I wish he would've entered in the first place so another Greek could get a wildcard so now I guess Jakupovic, Angelinos, and Gemouchidis will get them but I wish someone else would get the chance to...

Truc
04-01-2010, 09:40 PM
He couldn't enter, players ranked from 11 to 50 can only play Challengers with a wild-card.

Baghdatis#1
04-01-2010, 10:26 PM
Okay ;). Sorry, I don't pay much attention these days :o
He deserves one then since he won the Rhodes CH last year ;)

kingroger
04-02-2010, 01:16 PM
Any possibility for Alexandros Georgoudas to get a Main Draw Wild Card??

Baghdatis#1
04-02-2010, 04:29 PM
Any possibility for Alexandros Georgoudas to get a Main Draw Wild Card??

Probably :rolleyes:
He got one last year in Athens and Rhodes, and I really don't know why since he plays for Germany even though he was born in Greece and left Greece only 3 years ago, and he doesn't even have an ATP ranking :mad:

JMG
04-02-2010, 05:47 PM
His AO final was a fluke. He didn't go deep in any other good Junior events and is also not good enough to win future qualies.

Baghdatis#1
04-09-2010, 09:31 PM
His AO final was a fluke. He didn't go deep in any other good Junior events and is also not good enough to win future qualies.

He's so overhyped :yawn:
At least give it to a Greek journeyman and not an overrated traitor :o

Kraxths
04-14-2010, 04:54 PM
WC for Main Draw: Becker, Angelinos, Economidis and Jakupovic

Baghdatis#1
04-15-2010, 12:55 AM
QWC:
Dimitrios Loucareas GRE
Konstantinos Mikos GRE
Charalampos Kapogiannis GRE
Nikos Serkedakis GRE
Alexandros Georgoudas GER
Paris Gemouchidis GRE

I think Gemouchidis might not play since he's mad that Economidis got a MD WC :lol:

PaweLSH
04-15-2010, 09:24 PM
Samuel Groth will play qualies there.

Nathaliia
04-16-2010, 07:59 PM
QUALIFYING DRAW

Ricardas Berankis LTU [1] vs. Ante Pavic CRO
Matthias Bachinger GER vs. Daniel Munoz de la Nava ESP
Valentin Dimov BUL vs. Sami Huurinainen FIN
Nikos Rovas GRE [WC] vs. Andrej Martin SVK [6]

Rik de Voest RSA [2] vs. Dovydas Sakinis LTU
Alexandros Georgoudas GER [WC] vs. Paris Gemouchidis GRE
Dimitrios Loucareas GRE [WC] vs. Charalampos Kapogiannis GRE
Miloslav Mecir SVK vs. Petru-Alexandru Luncanu ROU [8]

Simon Stadler GER [3] vs. Nikos Serkedakis GRE
Amir Weintraub ISR vs. Filip Prpic SWE
Michall-Anastasios Psarros GRE [WC] vs. Luca Vanni ITA
Noam Okun ISR vs. Daniel King-Turner NZL [5]

Ruben Bemelmans BEL [4] vs. Juho Paukku FIN
Andis Juska LAT vs. Enrico Iannuzzi ITA
Denis Gremelmayr GER vs. Konstantinos Mikos GRE
Aristotelis Mouratoglou GRE [WC] vs. Samuel Groth AUS [7]

Nathaliia
04-16-2010, 07:59 PM
Several challengers would like to have such a main draw

Luinir
04-16-2010, 08:00 PM
Wow, very very good draw for qualifying.

Berankis :)

Bulgaria
04-16-2010, 08:12 PM
Grigor not in qualies. Another missed tournament. What is going on?

Ad Wim
04-16-2010, 08:16 PM
Maybe he gets a MD WC.

Caio_Brasil
04-17-2010, 02:38 AM
Vamos Ricardas.

Baghdatis#1
04-17-2010, 02:55 AM
Maybe he gets a MD WC.

Becker, Economidis, Jakupovic, and Angelinos already got...

GustavoM_Fan
04-17-2010, 03:35 AM
y dale dale ecoooooo y dale dale ecoooo, y dale dale eeeeeeco :worship:

*Jean*
04-17-2010, 05:29 AM
good luck

Ricardas Berankis LTU [1]
Rik de Voest RSA [2]
Andis Juska LAT

FedererBulgaria
04-17-2010, 09:04 AM
damn:mad::mad::sad::o

nicz
04-17-2010, 10:24 AM
Latest Results

http://tennisnews.gr/forum/showthread.php?57-Results-Status-Athens-Open-2010

tennis fan474
04-17-2010, 10:30 AM
no livescores? it isn't working..

makatsis
04-17-2010, 10:40 AM
Thanks nicz for the latest results!!
I think the livescores will be working for the main draw

Nathaliia
04-17-2010, 11:43 AM
Anyone will go to this tournament? :wavey:

nicz
04-17-2010, 11:45 AM
Already Here:wavey:

Nathaliia
04-17-2010, 11:51 AM
You will have a great event there, I will be in Athens for the Davis Cup (my friend will play for Albania :banana: ), maybe we can meet :cool: Check your private message box :hug:

GoMullerGo
04-17-2010, 12:02 PM
You will have a great event there, I will be in Athens for the Davis Cup (my friend will play for Albania :banana: ), maybe we can meet :cool: Check your private message box :hug:

great. so you can give me great davis cup reports about Luxembourg..because some of my friends play there

Nathaliia
04-17-2010, 12:09 PM
great. so you can give me great davis cup reports about Luxembourg..because some of my friends play there
Of course I will. I'll try to borrow a video cam from my cousin to record some interviews or points.

JMG
04-17-2010, 12:11 PM
Why is Keisidis not in the quali draw?

GoMullerGo
04-17-2010, 12:25 PM
Of course I will. I'll try to borrow a video cam from my cousin to record some interviews or points.

you're the best. and you know it :worship::worship::worship::worship:

Baghdatis#1
04-17-2010, 05:02 PM
Already Here:wavey:

Reports please :D

mithuchelu
04-18-2010, 01:21 AM
Almost all the challengers starting next week have anounced the MD except this one..........

The score board doesn't work and now there is no MD sheet...........shitty tournament this must be...

FrankSolitario
04-18-2010, 07:54 AM
wow, what a main draw!
Petzschner took Garcia Lopez and Melzer at Montecarlo, giving a strenght opposition to a super-fit Kohlschreiber

nicz
04-18-2010, 10:51 AM
You can see an image gallery from the first day here: http://www.tennisnews.gr/multimedia/images/3731-status-athens-open-2010-image-gallery

live scores will work in main draw

*Jean*
04-18-2010, 11:05 AM
Hardcourts. :tape: :tape:

ciiruls12
04-18-2010, 11:52 AM
You can see an image gallery from the first day here: http://www.tennisnews.gr/multimedia/images/3731-status-athens-open-2010-image-gallery

live scores will work in main draw

any scores of today?

sheva07
04-18-2010, 12:12 PM
MD is finally out: http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2010/3801/mds.pdf.
Good luck Haase and Sijsling!

GoMullerGo
04-18-2010, 12:19 PM
Muller Malisse..interesting first round!

Luinir
04-18-2010, 12:32 PM
Will be livestream?

madmax
04-18-2010, 01:06 PM
any results from qualifying yet?

Nathaliia
04-18-2010, 01:12 PM
QUALIFYING DRAW

FIRST ROUND

Ricardas Berankis LTU [1] vs. Ante Pavic CRO | 6-2 6-4
Daniel Munoz de la Nava ESP vs. Matthias Bachinger GER | 6-4 6-7(6) 6-4
Valentin Dimov BUL vs. Sami Huurinainen FIN | 6-2 6-3
Andrej Martin SVK [6] vs. Nikos Rovas GRE [WC] | 7-5 7-5

Rik de Voest RSA [2] vs. Dovydas Sakinis LTU | 4-6 6-1 6-2
Paris Gemouchidis GRE vs. Alexandros Georgoudas GER [WC] | 6-4 6-3
Charalampos Kapogiannis GRE vs. Dimitrios Loucareas GRE [WC] | 6-2 6-1
Miloslav Mecir SVK vs. Petru-Alexandru Luncanu ROU [8] | 7-6(1) 6-3

Simon Stadler GER [3] vs. Nikos Serkedakis GRE | 6-2 6-1
Amir Weintraub ISR vs. Filip Prpic SWE | 6-2 6-4
Luca Vanni ITA vs. Michall-Anastasios Psarros GRE [WC] | 6-2 6-0
Noam Okun ISR vs. Daniel King-Turner NZL [5] | 6-2 6-1

Ruben Bemelmans BEL [4] vs. Juho Paukku FIN | 3-6 6-1 6-4
Andis Juska LAT vs. Enrico Iannuzzi ITA | 6-2 7-5
Denis Gremelmayr GER vs. Konstantinos Mikos GRE | 6-3 6-2
Samuel Groth AUS [7] vs. Aristotelis Mouratoglou GRE [WC] | 6-1 6-3

Nathaliia
04-18-2010, 01:32 PM
MAIN DRAW

Benjamin Becker GER [1, WC] vs. Adrian Mannarino FRA
Yuichi Sugita JPN vs. Niels Desein BEL
Harel Levy ISR vs. Igor Sijsling NED
Alexandros Jakupovic GRE [WC] vs. Yen-Hsun Lu TPE [8]

Lukas Lacko SVK [4] vs. Qualifier
Dominik Hrbaty SVK vs. Ilija Bozoljac SRB
Robin Haase NED vs. Qualifier
Gilles Muller LUX vs. Xavier Malisse BEL [6]

Rainer Schuettler GER [7] vs. Qualifier
Konstantinos Economidis GRE [WC] vs. Nicolas Mahut FRA
Stephane Bohli SUI vs. Theodoros Angelinos GRE [WC]
Jesse Witten USA vs. Marco Chiudinelli SUI [3]

Dudi Sela ISR [5] vs. Somdev Devvarman IND
Qualifier vs. Grega Zemlja SLO
Dieter Kindlmann GER vs. Bjorn Phau GER
Alex Bogdanovic GBR vs. Philipp Petzschner GER [2]

ciiruls12
04-18-2010, 02:18 PM
Nice win Juska

ciiruls12
04-18-2010, 02:19 PM
Simon Stadler (GER) Amir Weintraub (ISR)7-6(6), 6-4

Valentin Dimov (BUL) Andrej Martin (SVK)2-6, 3-6

Denis Gremelmayr (GER) Samuel Groth (AUS)6(4)-7, 6-4, 7-5

Ruben Bemelmans (BEL) Andis Juska (LAT)6(4)-7, 6(7)-7

*Jean*
04-18-2010, 03:02 PM
Andis :sad:
Ricardas :)

good luck

Benjamin Becker GER [1, WC]
Rainer Schuettler GER [7]
Dudi Sela ISR [5]
Bjorn Phau GER

madmax
04-18-2010, 03:04 PM
Ricardas Berankis (LTU) Daniel Munoz De La Nava (ESP) 6-4, 6-4

*Jean*
04-18-2010, 04:59 PM
Ricardas :D :yeah:

mithuchelu
04-19-2010, 10:32 AM
You can see an image gallery from the first day here: http://www.tennisnews.gr/multimedia/images/3731-status-athens-open-2010-image-gallery

live scores will work in main draw

Live Score is not working..........where is Athens ???????

MC

Nathaliia
04-19-2010, 11:12 AM
I sent them an e-mail, maybe they'll fix it :awww:

tennis fan474
04-19-2010, 11:19 AM
bwin.com will have livescores for Okun-Stadler.

ciiruls12
04-19-2010, 11:22 AM
Juska crashed Gremelmayr 6:1 6:1 :worship::worship::worship::worship:

andrei_aron
04-19-2010, 01:22 PM
any scores from today ?

drdall
04-19-2010, 01:23 PM
N.Okun vs. S.Stadler 6:4 4:6 6:1

andrei_aron
04-19-2010, 02:08 PM
Rik De Voest (RSA) - Miloslav Mecir (SVK) 1-4 -> Rik De Voest (RSA) retired

FantomasRO
04-19-2010, 02:59 PM
BERANKIS' score please?

ciiruls12
04-19-2010, 03:04 PM
BERANKIS' score please?
Just started..

LIVE https://www.bwin.com/livebets.aspx?eventID=1904270

FantomasRO
04-19-2010, 03:07 PM
thanks, pal! from what I see it is live on bet365 too...

Nathaliia
04-19-2010, 03:39 PM
Rik De Voest (RSA) - Miloslav Mecir (SVK) 1-4 -> Rik De Voest (RSA) retired
Lucky score for the Big Cat's son :yeah: Should be called a Kitten maybe :) De Voest after getting married is total trash though.

Hellraiser
04-19-2010, 03:49 PM
CC livescore is on b365 and bwin site.

madmax
04-19-2010, 03:50 PM
Berankis leads Martin 6-2 3-1...it should be a bit annoying for Ricardas to play quallies while being just one place from the main draw though.

DanaKz
04-19-2010, 03:57 PM
Berankis 6-2 4-2*

DanaKz
04-19-2010, 04:02 PM
6-2 5-2!!!!!!
Richi, serve for match!!!!

DanaKz
04-19-2010, 04:07 PM
And yes, he did! Well done Ricardas! 6-2 6-2.

Nathaliia
04-19-2010, 04:11 PM
The kid is up for the blooming, great to see. At one point I was afraid he wouldn't breakthrough...

Hellraiser
04-19-2010, 06:46 PM
LL for Stadler and De Voest.

*Jean*
04-19-2010, 06:51 PM
Ricardas :D
Rik :sad:

Truc
04-19-2010, 06:56 PM
Why has Mannarino been replaced by a qualifier (and not a LL)? He was supposed to play Becker.
He isn't in the "Retirements/W.O." list either.

Ad Wim
04-19-2010, 07:20 PM
There are 2 LLs so he probably did pull out and was replaced.

drdall
04-19-2010, 07:55 PM
LL for Stadler and De Voest.

What kind of injury did De Voest have? Why did he retire? Doesn't make sense to me, to retire against a # 500 mug and play one day after again...:confused:

Ad Wim
04-19-2010, 09:06 PM
What kind of injury did De Voest have? Why did he retire? Doesn't make sense to me, to retire against a # 500 mug and play one day after again...:confused:

Maybe he knew that he would be IN as a ll.

Nathaliia
04-19-2010, 10:31 PM
What kind of injury did De Voest have? Why did he retire? Doesn't make sense to me, to retire against a # 500 mug and play one day after again...:confused:
Maybe hangover. Greek vodka is vile.

Poor Mannarino, even injured deserves the MD more than the RSA pusher.

Baghdatis#1
04-20-2010, 12:58 AM
Photos:
http://tennisnews.gr/multimedia/images/3731-status-athens-open-2010-image-gallery#

http://tennisnews.gr/images/stories/2010/status/d2/Spanish_Supportersl.jpg

So many people for qualies :eek:

Flanders
04-20-2010, 10:23 AM
Matches starting soon? Or it's raining or something...

JMG
04-20-2010, 10:29 AM
Maybe hangover. Greek vodka is vile.

Poor Mannarino, even injured deserves the MD more than the RSA pusher.

Not long ago you liked de Voest and said he has a good return. :eek:

ciiruls12
04-20-2010, 10:45 AM
so no livescores in protennis.. :(

orangehat
04-20-2010, 11:19 AM
Levy 6-4 6-4

Starbuckss
04-20-2010, 11:19 AM
H.Levy def. I.Sijsling (6:4, 6:4)

Nathaliia
04-20-2010, 11:30 AM
Not long ago you liked de Voest and said he has a good return. :eek:
I still like him a lot as a person and undoubtedly he won more on return than on serve :lol: But it doesn't make him a non-pusher. He's playing smart tennis against his opponent's weaknesses, I like such players in fact. But by MTF standards it's called pushing :o. Plus, I like the bimbo Mannarino more.

ciiruls12
04-20-2010, 12:01 PM
who can dive a kick to livescore service in Athens.. :D

v__m
04-20-2010, 12:45 PM
LIVESCORE IS WORKING
http://www.protennislive.com/frameset.asp?year=2010&wkno=16C&lang=en&tabno=1&eventid=3801&ref=www.atpworldtour.com

*Jean*
04-20-2010, 02:25 PM
Zemlja d. Juska 76 46 64 (Juska was 2*-0 up in the third :( )
Okun d. Haase 61 57 64
Sela d. Stadler 64 62

Ad Wim
04-20-2010, 03:20 PM
Lol, Lacko lost first set to De Voest.
Bozoljac won first set against Hrbaty :yeah:

Ad Wim
04-20-2010, 03:52 PM
Bozo wins 6-4 6-2, very nice. HC is his surface, he should stick to that.

bigpupik9
04-20-2010, 03:53 PM
why de voest retired in QUALIF. ?

panoramix
04-20-2010, 05:17 PM
I can post on this thread only the results or my predictions?
Thanks

panoramix
04-20-2010, 05:20 PM
Bozo wins 6-4 6-2, very nice. HC is his surface, he should stick to that.

:worship:

Nathaliia
04-20-2010, 09:36 PM
Lacko very disputable shape. First round loss in Johannesburg, struggles here... Bozo is a shaky player but he can beat two Slovaks in a row :o

Lu vs. Levy can be an interesting match but I can't call a winner :lol: I think Lu after all but maybe in 3 sets :scratch:

JMG
04-20-2010, 10:04 PM
Jakupovic :help:

ExcaliburII
04-20-2010, 10:07 PM
Pathetic Jakupovic losing 2 and 1 to a disgusting player.

Baghdatis#1
04-21-2010, 01:04 AM
Erlich/Levy d. Kapogiannis/Loucareas 63 76 :hug:
They must've played great :D

Baghdatis#1
04-21-2010, 01:05 AM
What other challenger has player boxes?

Angelinos' box:
http://tennisnews.gr/images/stories/2010/status/d4/TED's%20box.jpg

Kraxths
04-21-2010, 02:46 AM
Jakupovic :help:

Pathetic Jakupovic losing 2 and 1 to a disgusting player.


:cool:
Jakupovic wont win more than 3 games

Nathaliia
04-21-2010, 10:14 AM
:cool:
Stop laughing, you Greek mafia fixed it :lol: Odds must have been 1.01 -7.5

Nathaliia
04-21-2010, 11:08 AM
Witten vs. Chiudinelli 7-6(5)

Chiudi choked here, he had 4-1

Nathaliia
04-21-2010, 12:28 PM
Chiudinelli wins 6-7(5) 7-5 6-2

OK now an account bet on Ricardas :lol: ;)

Nathaliia
04-21-2010, 01:34 PM
Schuettler 7-5 :rolleyes: old one will not go away.

GoMullerGo
04-21-2010, 01:37 PM
7-6 Muller. hopefully he can win in 2

madmax
04-21-2010, 01:47 PM
Berankis breaks and leads 3-1 in the second set

madmax
04-21-2010, 02:22 PM
Berankis takes second set 6-4

GoMullerGo
04-21-2010, 02:22 PM
damn. this will be tough now

Luinir
04-21-2010, 02:24 PM
Berankis 5-7 6-4 0-1

panoramix
04-21-2010, 02:37 PM
Good Luck Bjorn Phau

Nathaliia
04-21-2010, 02:47 PM
Berankis :worship: Hold now kiddo :o

5-7 6-4 *3-2

immediate break after Schuettler couldn't convert several bps

GoMullerGo
04-21-2010, 03:08 PM
very important win for Mulles!

Nathaliia
04-21-2010, 03:13 PM
And Schuettler 6-4 in the third, fabulous job :silly: At least I'm 5/6 in Rome :)

Luinir
04-21-2010, 03:13 PM
No comment for Berankis. Uncharacteristic lose..

GoMullerGo
04-21-2010, 03:27 PM
Becker - Mecir ....classic

*Jean*
04-21-2010, 03:45 PM
Ricardas :bigcry:

Ad Wim
04-21-2010, 04:08 PM
Wow, what a win from Muller :woohoo:

GoMullerGo
04-21-2010, 04:37 PM
definetly a nice win and an easy second round

Ad Wim
04-21-2010, 04:42 PM
definetly a nice win and an easy second round

I wouldn't be too confident after some bad losses last weeks and a tough match now. But he should win yeah, hope he does.

Ad Wim
04-21-2010, 05:17 PM
Wtf Mahut? Break up in the second and bp for double break but now lost the set 7-5 :(

Ad Wim
04-21-2010, 06:00 PM
Mahut isn't going to lose to this retired guy, is he?

Ad Wim
04-21-2010, 06:08 PM
He lost. Against a 32-year old guy who hasn't played a match for a year. What a disgrace...

Keyser Soze
04-21-2010, 06:09 PM
Economidis won 6-7(3) 7-5 7-6(3)

what a shameful loss for Mahut :banghead:

marquez
04-21-2010, 06:17 PM
heroic stuff from economidis

Nathaliia
04-21-2010, 07:06 PM
Mahut is known for this, in fact I was a step from backing Eco but after a tough battle against myself I chose Berankis :tape: :ras:

Ad Wim
04-21-2010, 07:30 PM
Hahaha, Becker losing to Mecir.

panoramix
04-21-2010, 07:53 PM
Do you know phau result?

PaweLSH
04-21-2010, 07:58 PM
Phau won 61 21 and Kindel retired.

JMG
04-21-2010, 09:03 PM
Picasso upset Bogo 6-4 6-4. :D

Juanes
04-21-2010, 09:06 PM
Miloslav = GOAT :yeah:

Baghdatis#1
04-22-2010, 01:59 AM
Eco :worship:

CooCooCachoo
04-22-2010, 09:16 AM
Kostas :worship:

spanish_army
04-22-2010, 09:25 AM
Miloslav Mecir?? Who is he? I guess he can be Mecir's (former slovakian Nº4) son but it's the first time I've heard about him.

After yesterday I have doubts and don't know if he did a good match or Becker's only training.

Ad Wim
04-22-2010, 11:12 AM
Muller 6-2 6-2, boom! Impressive :yeah:

lucian_iasi
04-22-2010, 11:19 AM
Sela 6-2,5-3*

GoMullerGo
04-22-2010, 11:28 AM
Muller 6-2 6-2, boom! Impressive :yeah:

Thats what I said yesterday, he will win easily

Gunslinger
04-22-2010, 12:10 PM
WTF is Petzschner doing ?? :/

Ad Wim
04-22-2010, 12:19 PM
Petz retired :sad:

Kraxths
04-22-2010, 12:22 PM
Muller 12 aces in 8 service games today, and won 6-2 6-2 with just 51% 1st serve, but having >90% on 1st serve points

Flanders
04-22-2010, 12:26 PM
Pls someone post here if you have any idea what kind of injury Petzschner has... I'm interested mostly if he'll play doubles...but I think chances are small for that...

filwis
04-22-2010, 12:35 PM
Petz retired :sad:

why are you crying? ;)

LUUUUU beat Levy 63 62 ihaaa

Cris7Ronaldo
04-22-2010, 01:21 PM
Chiudinelli - Bohli *3-1

C'mon Marco :worship:

panoramix
04-22-2010, 01:37 PM
Lu - Lacko 6-3 6-2

PaweLSH
04-22-2010, 01:44 PM
Lu - Lacko 6-3 6-2

Levy:)

marquez
04-22-2010, 02:12 PM
bozo choking heavily against lacko here :o

Ad Wim
04-22-2010, 02:20 PM
Up a break again. Serve it out now, Bozo!

Ad Wim
04-22-2010, 02:29 PM
Good win from Bozo! He should stay on HC and not go to clay. I don't really get why he played so much on clay lately.

Cris7Ronaldo
04-22-2010, 02:29 PM
Chiudinelli is f?????g moron :mad::mad::mad:

marquez
04-22-2010, 02:32 PM
Good win from Bozo! He should stay on HC and not go to clay. I don't really get why he played so much on clay lately.

yeah great win considering he blew early break leads in both sets
needs to get some more first serves in, 48% is just not enough

Cris7Ronaldo
04-22-2010, 02:33 PM
Chiudinelli rebreak :rolleyes:

6-7 *3-4

GoMullerGo
04-22-2010, 04:15 PM
did Muller/Delgado win?

Filo V.
04-22-2010, 04:27 PM
Marco C. def. Bohli 6-7 (3) 7-6 7-5

Expected, when challenger vs. ATP player goes against each other in tight situations.

Filo V.
04-22-2010, 04:29 PM
I really hope Bjorn wins this event. He needs the points desperately, but I think Lu, Muller or Marco will do it. Also, hope PP's injury isn't serious.

Ad Wim
04-22-2010, 04:47 PM
Lol, Phau will never win this event, he got in the QF due to two retirements :lol:

Filo V.
04-22-2010, 05:01 PM
Lol, Phau will never win this event, he got in the QF due to two retirements :lol:

True, but then again, he may have found a decent level again. I want him back in the top 100; to get there he needs wins. I think he can beat Sela, it's not like Dudi can hit him off the court. And with Marco struggling to win his matches and coming off a 3 hour match, and Rainer being Rainer, he can win the SF match too.

Guys I'm scared of are Lu and Muller, although I like Gilles too. Bjorn needs to take advantage of winning a couple of matches by retirement, best opportunity he's had for good points in a long while.

Hellraiser
04-22-2010, 05:52 PM
Even sticking to livescore Chiudi's game was an epic and heroic match.

He wasted serving for the set in first. In the second set he was broke @ *2/3 but he made fast rebreak, and in the decider Marco was making nice runs from 0/40 and 15/40 saves there 6/6 BP's. When he was serving for the set and match, was only or even 2 points from the win in the game but he lost his serve. At *5/6 he saved MP and @ *6/4 in TB he didn't close match and win MP by returning Bohlis serve.

Hard stuff by Kjudi.

marquez
04-22-2010, 06:00 PM
muller should win this

the win against malisse should have been the key for the whole week

Filo V.
04-22-2010, 06:03 PM
muller should win this

the win against malisse should have been the key for the whole week

I agree. I have the feeling Gilles will grab it, but Bozoljac is pretty dangerous, and Lu isn't a pushover. I don't see how Gilles will lose serve often enough to lose, though. Can't wait to see him back in the ATP where he should be, he is above this level.

marquez
04-22-2010, 06:15 PM
I agree. I have the feeling Gilles will grab it, but Bozoljac is pretty dangerous, and Lu isn't a pushover. I don't see how Gilles will lose serve often enough to lose, though. Can't wait to see him back in the ATP where he should be, he is above this level.

serve seems to work too well here, bozos serve is not working as well and I rate muller as stronger mentally when it matters
dont even like muller too much but he is just very hard to beat when he is serving well

Filo V.
04-22-2010, 06:32 PM
serve seems to work too well here, bozos serve is not working as well and I rate muller as stronger mentally when it matters
dont even like muller too much but he is just very hard to beat when he is serving well

Yeah, I agree with all of your points. Gilles' serve is a monster. The pressure he puts on opponents because he holds so easily, and then he has enough ground game to be competent from the back of the court and break guys. Good net game. He's just very good when he's on.

I like Gilles, but I prefer Marco or Bjorn to win over him in this event. We'll see what happens.

Ad Wim
04-22-2010, 06:38 PM
Don't forget Muller had very disappointing past weeks. It looks like that when he overcomes first round, that he gets deep into the tournament. But his loss against Peya last week was pretty disappointing, so I'm not expecting too much of it yet. Bozoljac and Lu are well beatable, but with Muller you never know. Peya, Sijsling and Kravchuk also looked beatable.

spanish_army
04-22-2010, 06:44 PM
Don't forget Muller had very disappointing past weeks. It looks like that when he overcomes first round, that he gets deep into the tournament. But his loss against Peya last week was pretty disappointing, so I'm not expecting too much of it yet. Bozoljac and Lu are well beatable, but with Muller you never know. Peya, Sijsling and Kravchuk also looked beatable.

Yes, if you lose against Peya... there aren't easy rivals.

GoMullerGo
04-22-2010, 08:37 PM
if he wins against Lu, he will win it but first he needs to reach that semis

GoMullerGo
04-23-2010, 11:28 AM
18pts, 5 breakpoints saved..first game...lol

GoMullerGo
04-23-2010, 12:38 PM
what a tie break...crazy. this bozoljac is a choker haha

bambelbitz
04-23-2010, 12:57 PM
Muller up 4-2 in the second. It's looking pretty good right now. Go Mulles!

FrankSolitario
04-23-2010, 01:00 PM
bye bye Bozo...

bambelbitz
04-23-2010, 01:01 PM
Bozoljac is done! Muller breaks him again. Serves for the win at 5-2. Gilles bring it home!

bambelbitz
04-23-2010, 01:05 PM
Finished. Muller wins 7-6 (7) , 6-2. Great win! I think that if he can win one more match here (against Lu) he will be Top200 next Monday.

Hellraiser
04-23-2010, 01:20 PM
How many aces served Mulli today ; >

Nathaliia
04-23-2010, 01:35 PM
Muller :yeah: Damn, he's gonna be good at Davis Cup :scared: I hope my friend won't have to play against him...

Filo V.
04-23-2010, 01:37 PM
Gilles had 10 aces.

The tiebreak came down to the usual thing: ATP level player vs. challenger player with the ATP player winning, like almost always. Gilles' serve and mental strength is better than Bozo, and he's at least as consistent from the back of the court too, so not a surprise. Lu seems to be playing well this week, that's going to be a nice match.

I can't believe Gilles is already almost top 200, his ranking seems to be jumping up quickly. A top 100 finish to the season I think is definitely in the offering for Gilles. I wouldn't even be totally surprised to see him near or in the MD for the US Open.

Nathaliia
04-23-2010, 01:59 PM
BTW

Sela vs. Phau *4-4

Can Bjorn enforce another retirement?
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/telegraph/multimedia/archive/01080/connected-graphics_1080726a.jpg

Filo V.
04-23-2010, 02:08 PM
Well, that was a typical result for Bjorn at the end of that first set. I guess I shouldn't have gotten my hopes up of him to actually come through, when I expected he couldn't.

Dudi will probably win this second set 6-2 or something.

Filo V.
04-23-2010, 02:47 PM
6-3 actually. I was close.

Oh well, expected result. I don't know why Bjorn never takes advantage of opportunities he gets in matches, but I guess I need to lower my expectations and realize he is what he is, a mental midget.

spanish_army
04-23-2010, 04:31 PM
Chiudinelli 7-6(5) 2-4*

willoughby
04-23-2010, 05:40 PM
Marco breaks back. 7-6 5-7 *3-4

willoughby
04-23-2010, 05:50 PM
Chiudinelli lost, 3-6 in the 3rd :(

panoramix
04-23-2010, 06:09 PM
Sela - Phau 6-4 6-3 :worship:

*Jean*
04-23-2010, 06:38 PM
Dudi ;) :D
Bjorn :hug:

Filo V.
04-23-2010, 09:31 PM
Rainer, always finding a way to stay in the top 100. Marco hasn't been particularly good this year, however.

Definitely got a Muller vs. Dudi final in the offering, but we'll see what happens.

SonicCRO
04-24-2010, 02:51 AM
Rainer, always finding a way to stay in the top 100. Marco hasn't been particularly good this year, however.

Definitely got a Muller vs. Dudi final in the offering, but we'll see what happens.


hmm what about Lu :wavey: :confused: he play good here

Filo V.
04-24-2010, 03:09 AM
hmm what about Lu :wavey: :confused: he play good here

:wavey: Hey, I think Lu could maybe beat Muller, he has been very impressive this week. He's a good returner and solid from the baseline, so if he can get enough serves back into play, he could win many of the rallies. Overall, I think Gilles can overpower him, and is a better player in general, but a lot depends on how well Gilles serves.

GoMullerGo
04-24-2010, 07:53 AM
should be a close one between muller and lu. wouldnt be disappointing to see Muller lose

CooCooCachoo
04-24-2010, 08:03 AM
Marco :sobbing:

Friedl/Skoch :help:

panoramix
04-24-2010, 08:43 AM
I think the match between Muller and Lu, Muller it's favorite, but lu this week it's very hot.
I think the other match Sela it's favorite

GoMullerGo
04-24-2010, 09:09 AM
its the 7th meeting between eachother..so they know eachother really well....and its 3-3. so its interesting and i dont think muller is the favorite

chewy
04-24-2010, 10:10 AM
the livescore is about start.

Muller's got the bigger serve but Lu's game is quite solid all round.
Will be great if Lu can pull thru!

chewy
04-24-2010, 10:39 AM
Lu's big break, leading *4-3

GoMullerGo
04-24-2010, 10:44 AM
Lu is playing solid. good second serve or just bad returning from muller :)

chewy
04-24-2010, 10:59 AM
first set 6-4 to Lu, 1 all Muller to serve...

tennis fan474
04-24-2010, 11:05 AM
rain..

Ad Wim
04-24-2010, 11:29 AM
Expected this, Muller is just too much all-serve for Lu and these courts.

Nathaliia
04-24-2010, 12:22 PM
Oh, Lu won 6-4 6-4 :)

Schuettler vs. Sela 1-1

Luinir
04-24-2010, 01:02 PM
Schuettler 4-4 Sela

fluru
04-24-2010, 01:10 PM
Schuettler 4-4 Sela

Source ? Scoreboard not working for me. Still 1-1

Luinir
04-24-2010, 01:10 PM
Schuettler breaks 6-4 0-0
bet365

Luinir
04-24-2010, 01:15 PM
Sela breaks
4-6 1-0

Machiavelli
04-24-2010, 01:38 PM
Sela up 2-0 and will be losing 6 games in a row in the 2nd set; what a quitter...
Shitler 6/4,5/2*

Nathaliia
04-24-2010, 01:39 PM
Yep Rainer too big here, event made for him :lol: paying me back for not losing to Berankis ;)

wilco999
04-24-2010, 01:41 PM
monster collapse from sela, hardly won a point in the last 6 games

Machiavelli
04-24-2010, 01:41 PM
GSM Rainer Shitler...

Retire from tennis Dudinho....

panoramix
04-24-2010, 01:51 PM
Sela lost :mad:

SonicCRO
04-24-2010, 03:01 PM
lol someone write Sela - Muller final , but where is Lu there ? Lu go for title

Filo V.
04-24-2010, 03:09 PM
Interesting, the final is between the 2 players I saw losing! But I did think Lu had a chance to beat Muller, since his return of serve and solidity from the back of the court would give Gilles problems. He's having a great week, and for Gilles, it's good ranking points.

As far as Rainer, I'm surprised by that result, but I like him so I'm not complaining. Surprised Dudi didn't put up a better effort, though. Tournaments like this are definitely made for Rainer.

Although all of my predictions have failed, I think Rainer will win tomorrow. Good luck to both, may the best man win!

Baghdatis#1
04-24-2010, 11:00 PM
QR1:
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SonicCRO
04-25-2010, 03:23 AM
Interesting, the final is between the 2 players I saw losing! But I did think Lu had a chance to beat Muller, since his return of serve and solidity from the back of the court would give Gilles problems. He's having a great week, and for Gilles, it's good ranking points.

As far as Rainer, I'm surprised by that result, but I like him so I'm not complaining. Surprised Dudi didn't put up a better effort, though. Tournaments like this are definitely made for Rainer.

Although all of my predictions have failed, I think Rainer will win tomorrow. Good luck to both, may the best man win!

rainer is experience player maybe because of hat I thinks he have chance, but Lu play best tennis here and indoor is his home , i think he will win this in 2 sets :)

Nathaliia
04-25-2010, 09:32 AM
Short report with some light on the semis
http://www.tennisalternative.com/news.php?readmore=579

Muller got broken right after the rain break and couldn't recover

edit - and another friend adds to this,

"Muller did not play correctly, he gave pace to Lu for counterpunching and didn't use the slice enough to disrupt the rythm. An awesome drop volley from Gilles at some point but beautiful game does not win matches.

Speaking of beauty, that was the problem of Dudi against Rainer, his backhand by far the more aesthetic shot and won some awesome points but Rainer's backhand was the more efficient shot dictating, changing pace and grinding Dudi down."

Nathaliia
04-25-2010, 11:20 AM
Rainer 3-0* c'mon Rainer :banana:

Luinir
04-25-2010, 11:48 AM
Set 6-3 Rainer :)

Luinir
04-25-2010, 12:50 PM
Second set Lu
Rainer 6-3 6-7(3) 0-0

Nathaliia
04-25-2010, 01:12 PM
Lu looks like he's running away from it... less struggling... :sad: even wins 2nd serves

Luinir
04-25-2010, 01:19 PM
Schuetler will choke.

Luinir
04-25-2010, 01:27 PM
He did...

Lu 3-6 7-6 4-3 (with a break)

Nathaliia
04-25-2010, 01:27 PM
Lu *4-3

Berankis will rip Schuettler a vengeful one in Rhodes, I so much can't wait.

Luinir
04-25-2010, 01:38 PM
gsm lu, expected :)

SonicCRO
04-25-2010, 01:39 PM
gsm lu, expected :)


hehe semi final lu, muller, schutler and sela .. Lu is winner i know it in semi final :)

Filo V.
04-25-2010, 01:43 PM
Good job Rendy, he had a very impressive tournament, good comeback. All of my predictions went wrong!!! I bet Rainer cracked under the pressure, and probably started making tons of errors, and Lu just stayed solid from the baseline and hit good serves. Rendy is better than a guy who bounces between challengers and ATP, I've always though he could be a top 60 player consistently.

Filo V.
04-25-2010, 01:45 PM
Berankis-Rainer is a 50-50 match. This week it was close, so I expect it to be close again. I would give a slight edge to Rainer just because he's a veteran, but that's about it.

chewy
04-25-2010, 01:52 PM
Phew...glad he manage to pull thru the second set...
And kept the momentum going in the third to win it!

gare315
04-25-2010, 01:54 PM
Hi flyboy, Rendy did have a impressive week. Hope he can stay in form and perform consistently on following challenger tournaments. There're 3 tours to go, Rhodes, Israel and Busan.
BTW, I'm one of the Rendy's fans^^

Filo V.
04-25-2010, 02:03 PM
Hi flyboy, Rendy did have a impressive week. Hope he can stay in form and perform consistently on following challenger tournaments. There're 3 tours to go, Rhodes, Israel and Busan.
BTW, I'm one of the Rendy's fans^^

Cool, good that less famous players have their supporters! I've always liked Rendy. He is a really solid player, does most things on a good level. He dominates challengers, and he has a good draw next week, so I expect him to go deep again in Rhodes.

He needs to start translating his challenger results on the ATP tour.

gare315
04-25-2010, 03:07 PM
Ha...because he's my countryman.

If he wants to translating the results on ATP tour, he had to beat the big players first.

Nathaliia
04-25-2010, 03:20 PM
Bets aside :tape: I also like Lu more than Schuettler :lol: I like his defense... and he looks like a cool dude. It was his 12th challenger win :eek:

Filo V.
04-25-2010, 05:20 PM
Lu loves challenger events like this, he and Rainer both live for high level challenger hard courts. He does seem like a cool dude, he's really chill when he plays on the court. I like his game too, solid. I don't necessarily like him more than Rainer, though.

Well, it's good points for him, he had a lot of points coming off in a couple of weeks so this tournament will protect him of that potential drop.

Baghdatis#1
04-26-2010, 01:48 AM
Over 3,000 people were there for finals day, and there weren't even any Greeks this year :D
http://www.statusathensopen.gr/files/news2010/telikos.jpg

christos
04-27-2010, 10:45 PM
Trophy ceremony

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6et-s395Lpo

Baghdatis#1
05-01-2010, 04:54 AM
Video highlights:
http://tennisnews.gr/inside-tennis/interviews/video/3821-video-status-athens-open-2010