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Week 36: Genova, Italy [Winner: Fabio FOGNINI]

Jacques_Ukraine
08-21-2010, 01:29 PM
Week 36: Genova, Italy

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Location: Genova, Italy
Type: €85K+H
Surface: Outdoor Clay
Balls:
Site:
Starting Date: September 6
2009 Champion: Alberto Martin (Spain)
Tournament website: http://www.genoaopen.com/

Entry List:
Main Draw
Andreev, Igor RUS 98
Andujar, Pablo ESP 118
Begemann, Andre GER 178
Bolelli, Simone ITA 106
Brown, Dustin JAM 113
Cuevas, Pablo URU 86
De Voest, Rik RSA 230
Del Bonis, Federico ARG 125
Fognini, Fabio ITA 85
Gabashvili, Teymuraz RUS 100
Gil, Frederico POR 82
Gremelmayr, Denis GER 141
@ Hartfield, Diego ARG 192
Hernych, Jan CZE 175
Kim, Kevin USA 150
Massu, Nicolas CHI 120
Seppi, Andreas ITA 56
Starace, Potito ITA 55
Tavares, Leonardo POR 186
@ Vanek, Jiri CZE 173
Volandri, Filippo ITA 94
Zverev, Mischa GER 158

Alternates:
1. Aranguren, Juan-Martin ARG 250
2. Kumantsov, Andrey RUS 302
3. Prpic, Filip SWE 312
4. Molteni, Andres ARG 321
5. Klec, Ivo SVK 332
6. Bachinger, Matthias GER 335
7. Garcia, Adrian CHI 338
8. Bloemke, Dennis GER 339
9. Crugnola, Marco ITA 344
10. Flock, Alexander GER 345
11. Kretschmer, Gero GER 350
12. Ouellette, Greg USA 352
13. Ianni, Stefano ITA 360
14. Lopez Jaen, Miguel Angel ESP 364
15. Smethurst, Daniel GBR 366
16. Poch-Gradin, Carles ESP 367
17. Checa-Calvo, Jose ESP 369
18. Rodrigues, Mathieu FRA 373
19. Semrajc, Janez SLO 374
20. Eleskovic, Ervin SWE 375
21. Molchanov, Denys UKR 376
22. Ager, Johannes AUT 378
23. Valverde, Juan-Manuel ARG 379
24. Stoppini, Andrea ITA 388
25. Jaziri, Malek TUN 401
26. Marti, Javier ESP 403
27. Luncanu, Petru-Alexandru ROU 405
28. Garza, Daniel MEX 409
29. Sousa, Pedro POR 410
30. Weintraub, Amir ISR 412
31. Olejniczak, Dawid POL 415
32. Pashanski, Boris SRB 416
33. Hensel, Kaden AUS 440
34. Paukku, Juho FIN 445
35. # Duran, Guillermo ARG 462
36. Savic, David SRB 463
37. # Vasiliev, Mikhail RUS 464
38. Dustov, Farrukh UZB 465
39. Granollers-Pujol, Gerard ESP 467
40. Martin-Adalia, Pablo ESP 503
41. Hormazabal, Guillermo CHI 546
42. Michon, Axel FRA 560
43. Bardoczky, Kornel HUN 579
44. Pavic, Ante CRO 590
45. Raditschnigg, Max AUT 591
46. Marti, Yann SUI 616
47. Bastl, George SUI 811
48. Motti, Alessandro ITA 32750

Jacques_Ukraine
08-21-2010, 01:34 PM
QUALIFYING DRAW

FIRST ROUND

[1] Guillermo DURAN (ARG) has a Bye
Kevin ALBONETTI (ITA) vs [WC] Alessio GUIDOTTI (ITA) 6-4 6-1
Antonio ZUCCA (ITA) vs Edoardo SANTANOCITO (ITA) 3-6 6-3 6-3
[5] Jacopo MARCHEGIANI (ITA) has a Bye

[2] Francesco PICCARI (ITA) has a Bye
[WC] Andrea BASSO (ITA) vs Filippo GHIO (ITA) 6-2 6-1
Alessio MACCARI (ITA) vs Augusto VIRGILI (ITA) 6-2 6-1
[8] Riccardo MAIGA (SUI) has a Bye

[3] Patricio HERAS (ARG) has a Bye
[WC] Francesco MONCAGATTO (ITA) has a Bye
[WC]Tommaso METTI (ITA) vs [WC]Federico BINI (ITA) 6-3 6-3
[7] Marco BELLA (ITA) has a Bye

[4] Cristian RODRIGUEZ (COL) has a Bye
Alessandro MOTTI (ITA) vs [WC] Giovanni GALVANI (ITA) 6-0 6-0
Luca POMPEO (ITA) vs Fabio PERASSO (ITA) 6-0 6-1
[6] Adelchi VIRGILI (ITA) has a Bye

SECOND ROUND

[1] Guillermo DURAN (ARG) vs Kevin ALBONETTI (ITA) 6-2 6-2
[5] Jacopo MARCHEGIANI (ITA) vs Antonio ZUCCA (ITA) 6-0 6-0
[2] Francesco PICCARI (ITA) vs [WC] Andrea BASSO (ITA) 6-4 6-4
[8] Riccardo MAIGA (SUI) vs Alessio MACCARI (ITA) 6-0 6-0

[3] Patricio HERAS (ARG) vs [WC] Francesco MONCAGATTO (ITA) 6-0 6-0
[7] Marco BELLA (ITA) vs [WC]Tommaso METTI (ITA) 6-2 6-2
[4] Cristian RODRIGUEZ (COL) vs Alessandro MOTTI (ITA) 6-7(4) 6-4 6-2
[6] Adelchi VIRGILI (ITA) vs Luca POMPEO (ITA) 6-2 6-2


QUALIFYING FINALS

[1] Guillermo DURAN (ARG) vs [5] Jacopo MARCHEGIANI (ITA) 0-6 6-2 6-3
[2] Francesco PICCARI (ITA) vs [8] Riccardo MAIGA (SUI) 6-4 6-3
[3] Patricio HERAS (ARG) vs [7] Marco BELLA (ITA) 6-3 6-3
[4] Cristian RODRIGUEZ (COL) vs [6] Adelchi VIRGILI (ITA) 6-3 6-3

Jacques_Ukraine
08-21-2010, 01:34 PM
MAIN DRAW

FIRST ROUND

[1] Potito STARACE (ITA) vs Andre BEGEMANN (GER) 6-4 6-7(4) 6-3
Jan HERNYCH (CZE) vs [WC] Marco CECCHINATO (ITA) 6-2 6-2
Gero KRETSCHMER (GER) vs [Q] Guillermo DURAN (ARG) 6-2 6-3
[6] Pablo ANDUJAR (ESP) vs Federico DEL BONIS (ARG) 3-6 7-5 6-0

[4] Teymuraz GABASHVILI (RUS) vs [Q] Cristian RODRIGUEZ (COL) 6-3 6-3
Andrey KUMANTSOV (RUS) vs [ALT] Johannes AGER (AUT) 6-3 6-2
[Q] Patricio HERAS (ARG) vs [Q] Francesco PICCARI (ITA) 7-5 6-7(4) 6-2
[8] Simone BOLELLI (ITA) vs Denis GREMELMAYR (GER) 7-6(4) 7-6(3)

Rik DE VOEST (RSA) vs [7] Nicolas MASSU (CHI) 7-5 6-3
Mischa ZVEREV (GER) vs Leonardo TAVARES (POR) 6-4 6-3
[WC] Alessandro GIANNESSI (ITA) vs Adrian GARCIA (CHI) 6-1 1-0 ret’d
[3] Fabio FOGNINI (ITA) vs [WC] Daniele BRACCIALI (ITA) 6-3 6-2

[5] Filippo VOLANDRI (ITA) vs [ALT] Dawid OLEJNICZAK (POL) 6-1 6-2
[WC] Walter TRUSENDI (ITA) vs Diego HARTFIELD (ARG) 6-3 6-2
Igor ANDREEV (RUS) vs Juan-Martin ARANGUREN (ARG) 7-5 7-6(3)
[2] Andreas SEPPI (ITA) vs [ALT] Gianluca NASO (ITA) 7-6(3) 1-6 6-1

SECOND ROUND

[1] Potito STARACE (ITA) vs Jan HERNYCH (CZE) 6-1 6-3
[6] Pablo ANDUJAR (ESP) vs Gero KRETSCHMER (GER) 7-5 6-2
Andrey KUMANTSOV (RUS) vs [4] Teymuraz GABASHVILI (RUS) 2-6 6-4 7-5
[8] Simone BOLELLI (ITA) vs [Q] Patricio HERAS (ARG) 6-2 7-5

Mischa ZVEREV (GER) vs Rik DE VOEST (RSA) 6-3 7-6(3)
[3] Fabio FOGNINI (ITA) vs [WC] Alessandro GIANNESSI (ITA) 6-3 6-4
[5] Filippo VOLANDRI (ITA) vs [WC] Walter TRUSENDI (ITA) 6-0 4-6 6-3
[2] Andreas SEPPI (ITA) vs Igor ANDREEV (RUS) 1-6 6-1 6-2

QFs
[1] Potito STARACE (ITA) vs [6] Pablo ANDUJAR (ESP) 6-7(6) 6-3 6-2
[8] Simone BOLELLI (ITA) vs Andrey KUMANTSOV (RUS) 7-5 6-1
[3] Fabio FOGNINI (ITA) vs Mischa ZVEREV (GER) 4-6 6-2 6-0
[2] Andreas SEPPI (ITA) vs [5] Filippo VOLANDRI (ITA) 7-6(5) 6-1


SFs
[1] Potito STARACE (ITA) vs [8] Simone BOLELLI (ITA) 6-4 6-4
[3] Fabio FOGNINI (ITA) vs [2] Andreas SEPPI (ITA) 6-2 4-6 6-4

FINAL
[3] Fabio FOGNINI (ITA) vs [1] Potito STARACE (ITA) 6-4 6-1

Jacques_Ukraine
08-21-2010, 01:35 PM
DOUBLES DRAW
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Sauletekis
08-23-2010, 07:03 PM
Nice entry list! GL to Fred and Leo!

roberthenman
08-29-2010, 04:53 PM
this is the tournament for FEDe comeback to the win :rocker2:

Jacques_Ukraine
09-03-2010, 09:38 PM
OUT: Kim, Vanek (MD) + Prpic, Molteni,Klec,Bachinger, Bloemke, Crugnola, Flock,... (ALT)
IN: Aranguren, Kumantsov, Garcia, Kretschmer

Sauletekis
09-05-2010, 02:25 AM
I assume Gil is out, since he will play 3rd round of USO in doubles, in Monday, teaming up with Daniel Gimeno-Traver...

Filo V.
09-05-2010, 04:18 PM
Gil isn't in the draw, no.

The main draw is literally too much for me to handle. Too many of my favorites all around. I just don't want Poto or Andreas winning this event, I want someone who needs it to win it.

roberthenman
09-05-2010, 06:52 PM
Adrian and Fede :rocker:

Corina2605
09-05-2010, 07:14 PM
Forza Fabio, Poto, Andreas and Simone :)

Filo V.
09-06-2010, 04:38 PM
Del Bonis v Andujar, Trusendi v Hartfield, Volandri v Olejniczak, Gremelmayr v Bolelli are the feature matches tomorrow.

Good luck to Fede, Diego, Pippo and Simone! Especially Fede, please beat the clown down. I would be very upset if Fede lost to Andujar. And also Simone, if he wins this event he'll be right around the top 100. Denis is a scary R1 match, hopefully he can get through it unscathed.

Maxwelll
09-07-2010, 08:46 AM
GL Andujar :)

GucioPK
09-07-2010, 10:53 AM
G.Kretschmeir b. G.Duran 6:2 6:3

Filo V.
09-07-2010, 11:44 AM
Of all the times I've seen this joker Andujuar, this is the worst of the worst. This is not even professional. And Fede lost a set, which shows you how he's playing. Too many errors from the Argentine. Hope he wins this match and takes out the trash.

Filo V.
09-07-2010, 12:04 PM
Fede looks like a complete ass out here. I love him, but he looks like a piece of shit who isn't planning on winning shit today. This tank job here in the third is absolutely disgusting and unacceptable on all levels, so I better hear he was injured so he didn't simply give up.

domurst
09-07-2010, 12:05 PM
Actually in the end that's Del Bonis who turned out to be a real trash

Filo V.
09-07-2010, 12:08 PM
Actually in the end that's Del Bonis who turned out to be a real trash

Sad, but true. Pablo still is atrocious, though. Fede more or less handed him the match, hopefully he can find the form he was in earlier in the year.

nole_no1
09-07-2010, 12:08 PM
Del Bonis 6-3 5-4 to 6-3 5-7 0-6 :))
I watched the game and he really gave up the 3rd set :p

SonicCRO
09-07-2010, 01:14 PM
Del Bonis 6-3 5-4 to 6-3 5-7 0-6 :))
I watched the game and he really gave up the 3rd set :p

uff i cant watch these score any more what a bunch of mugs in tennis :mad:

Filo V.
09-07-2010, 02:59 PM
Trusendi def. Hartfield 6-3 6-2

lucian_iasi
09-07-2010, 03:47 PM
Still raining?

GucioPK
09-07-2010, 04:05 PM
Still raining?


No. Volandri 2:1 in first set - livescore on Bet365

Filo V.
09-07-2010, 07:28 PM
Pippo won 6-1 6-2. Played one of the better matches I've seen from him this year!! Hope he continues with the good play, he has a decent draw here.

Simone ahead 4-1 in the first over Gremelmayr, hopefully that continues, Denis is sort of lame.

Jacques_Ukraine
09-07-2010, 07:47 PM
MAIN DRAW
FIRST ROUND

[1] Potito STARACE (ITA) vs Andre BEGEMANN (GER)
[WC] Marco CECCHINATO (ITA) vs Jan HERNYCH (CZE)
Gero KRETSCHMER (GER) vs [Q] Guillermo DURAN (ARG) 6-2 6-3
[6] Pablo ANDUJAR (ESP) vs Federico DEL BONIS (ARG) 3-6 7-5 6-0

[4] Teymuraz GABASHVILI (RUS) vs [Q] Cristian RODRIGUEZ (COL)
Andrey KUMANTSOV (RUS) vs [ALT] Johannes AGER (AUT)
[Q] Patricio HERAS (ARG) vs [Q] Francesco PICCARI (ITA) 7-5 6-7(4) 6-2
Denis GREMELMAYR (GER) vs [8] Simone BOLELLI (ITA)

[7] Nicolas MASSU (CHI) vs Rik DE VOEST (RSA)
Mischa ZVEREV (GER) vs Leonardo TAVARES (POR)
Adrian GARCIA (CHI) vs [WC] Alessandro GIANNESSI (ITA)
[WC] Daniele BRACCIALI (ITA) vs [3] Fabio FOGNINI (ITA)

[5] Filippo VOLANDRI (ITA) vs [ALT] Dawid OLEJNICZAK (POL) 6-1 6-2
[WC] Walter TRUSENDI (ITA) vs Diego HARTFIELD (ARG) 6-3 6-2
Igor ANDREEV (RUS) vs Juan-Martin ARANGUREN (ARG)
[ALT] Gianluca NASO (ITA) vs [2] Andreas SEPPI (ITA)

villa
09-07-2010, 08:18 PM
Bolelli-Denis?

mervlad
09-07-2010, 08:30 PM
Bolelli-Denis?

Tiebreak in 1st set score:3-3, the match is stopped because of rain

villa
09-07-2010, 08:43 PM
Tiebreak in 1st set score:3-3, the match is stopped because of rain

So no play today!

Filo V.
09-07-2010, 10:36 PM
Simone v Gremelmayr and all other first round matches will be played tomorrow, thunderstorms tonight prevented the finish of the match.

*Jean*
09-08-2010, 06:09 AM
good luck

Rik DE VOEST (RSA)
[3] Fabio FOGNINI (ITA)
Igor ANDREEV (RUS)

Filo V.
09-08-2010, 01:21 PM
Simone won the first set 7-6(5). And luckily so. Denis is only pushing and playing disgusting tennis.

Filo V.
09-08-2010, 01:22 PM
Gabashvili def. Rodriguez 6-3 6-3

Kumantsov def. Ager 6-3 6-2

Giannessi def. Garcia 6-1 1-0 ret.

Zverev def. Tavares 6-4 6-3

Kante
09-08-2010, 02:00 PM
de Voest def. Massú 7-5, 6-3

Filo V.
09-08-2010, 02:06 PM
Abysmal loss for Nicolas on clay. He had fucking 12 break points and only took two. Chances throughout the last game of the match. But he's coming back from injury, so I'll excuse this unacceptable result.

Filo V.
09-08-2010, 02:17 PM
Simone won 7-6(5) 7-6(3).

Thank God. Denis is fucking annoying to watch for me. Tough R1 draw, Simone looked good today, really served well and hit the ball hard. Definitely a threat for the title.

Sauletekis
09-08-2010, 02:38 PM
SHIT Leo! You're gonna drop out the top200 again:mad:

Kante
09-08-2010, 04:39 PM
Andreev def. Aranguren 7-5, 7-6(3)

Filo V.
09-08-2010, 04:41 PM
Finally, Igor. Definitely not as good as Simone or Gaba. He'll need to improve his level if he wants to go forward.

Filo V.
09-08-2010, 05:23 PM
Hernych def. Cecchinato 6-2 6-2

*Jean*
09-08-2010, 07:16 PM
Rik, Igor :)

flip666
09-08-2010, 07:24 PM
Potito?

Filo V.
09-08-2010, 07:34 PM
Poto is after Fabio.

Filo V.
09-08-2010, 07:36 PM
Seppi def. Naso 7-6(3) 1-6 6-1

Smoke944
09-08-2010, 07:37 PM
Gianluca :mad:

Filo V.
09-08-2010, 07:52 PM
Fabio 6-3

Tipster13
09-08-2010, 07:59 PM
Potito is after Fognini but isn't it now too late in Italy ??? They put all matches on central court :lol: :lol: If Potito would be re-sheduled for tomorrow - then these italians are the most biggest fucking idiots in challengers' world.

Filo V.
09-08-2010, 08:35 PM
I remember Simone playing well after midnight a few weeks ago. Poto is coming up, they'll probably figure out the schedule to sort of even it up for everyone tomorrow. Also I believe the matches started a bit later than they were supposed to with rain.

Filo V.
09-08-2010, 08:36 PM
Fognini def. Bracciali 6-3 6-2

Daniele simply isn't the player he once was before his suspension and injuries. He used to really be a decent player, I remember when he almost beat Roddick in Cincinnati.

Fabio hit the ball really well today, probably the most impressive behind Gaba that I've seen so far this week.

*Jean*
09-08-2010, 08:55 PM
Fabio ;)

Filo V.
09-08-2010, 09:58 PM
What happened with Poto v Begemann? It's 6-4 *1-0 Starace 30-0, and everything sort of stopped. Was anyone watching the live stream, I turned if off for literally two minutes and everything was gone.

hopshio
09-08-2010, 09:58 PM
what happened with starace match? when will start?

Tipster13
09-08-2010, 10:02 PM
Fognini def. Bracciali 6-3 6-2

Daniele simply isn't the player he once was before his suspension and injuries. He used to really be a decent player, I remember when he almost beat Roddick in Cincinnati.

Fabio hit the ball really well today, probably the most impressive behind Gaba that I've seen so far this week.

Before this game, there was only one question: "Will Fognini fix today, or woun't ? " :) As we saw - he didn't fix.

acemilan
09-08-2010, 10:19 PM
what happened with starace match? when will start?

Postponed for tomorrow at 14:00.

Tipster13
09-08-2010, 10:31 PM
Of course it was suspended due tue darkness. These stupid organisers thought that it is possible to play all matches on central court :lol: :lol: And also - Gabashvili played short 2 sets, Boleli ended first set and won 2nd, it was short game too, then Andreev also won in 2 sets. Only Seppi played long 3 sets match, Fognini had very short 2 sets match. And despite of it, Starace HAD CHANCE TO START HIS MATCH. What if Gaba or Fognini had played 3 sets matches??? What a stupid mugs can make such a stupid OOP and all matches to put on fucking one central court :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: 2nd and 3rd courts were empty for ages, and these fuckers didn't see that now is not monday or tuesday, when u have time for 1st round matches.

Filo V.
09-08-2010, 10:45 PM
Poto has to complete two matches tomorrow. He's lucky he's got two relatively easy opponents, he should finish Begemann quickly.

Filo V.
09-08-2010, 10:45 PM
The start of the day was delayed due to rain, so that's why the schedule was backed up.

Filo V.
09-08-2010, 10:46 PM
Seppi v Andreev tomorrow, that's going to be a good match.

Filo V.
09-08-2010, 10:48 PM
Before this game, there was only one question: "Will Fognini fix today, or woun't ? " :) As we saw - he didn't fix.

I'm pretty sure Fabio doesn't fix. He tanks matches. But in Italy, the Italians generally play their best for the crowds, Fabio always does well in Italy and he was playing an easy opponent today. He has three easy matches to start his tournament on paper, so he should make it to the weekend here.

nole_no1
09-08-2010, 11:03 PM
I'm pretty sure Fabio doesn't fix. He tanks matches. But in Italy, the Italians generally play their best for the crowds, Fabio always does well in Italy and he was playing an easy opponent today. He has three easy matches to start his tournament on paper, so he should make it to the weekend here.

Yeah right :rolleyes: like Volandri vs Brizzi 2 weeks ago...

Filo V.
09-08-2010, 11:14 PM
Yeah right :rolleyes: like Volandri vs Brizzi 2 weeks ago...
Brizzi is Italian.

Pippo has his off weeks, but he's won 2 Italian challengers this year, he's made the finals of two others, and at least the QF of several others. He's not the player he once was, he's 29 years old (happy belated birthday Filippo!). But still, most of his wins come in Italian challengers these days. He's in the top 100 because of his results in Italian challengers. So he definitely raises his level for Italy.

Kante
09-09-2010, 11:44 AM
Andújar def. Kretschmer 7-5, 6-2

Filo V.
09-09-2010, 11:58 AM
Ewwwwww, Pablo is in the QF. Fede should had beaten him when he had him on the ropes. Hopefully Poto whips his ass tomorrow. We don't need Pablo making a deep run here and ruining the tournament.

Filo V.
09-09-2010, 11:59 AM
I missed my Pippo, did he defeat Trusendi?

Filo V.
09-09-2010, 12:00 PM
Zverev def. De Voest 6-3 7-6(3)


Yea Misha!!!!!! Back to back wins, finally.

fognini for ever
09-09-2010, 12:01 PM
I missed my Pippo, did he defeat Trusendi?

we don't have any news about pippo

Kante
09-09-2010, 12:15 PM
I missed my Pippo, did he defeat Trusendi?

Play just started!

*Jean*
09-09-2010, 01:23 PM
Rik :sad:

Kante
09-09-2010, 01:41 PM
Starace def. Begemann 6-4, 6-7(4), 6-3

Filo V.
09-09-2010, 01:46 PM
I wonder why they aren't showing any of the matches on the stream. Glad that Poto got through, but that was tighter than it should have been. Now he's at a major disadvantage.

Jacques_Ukraine
09-09-2010, 01:51 PM
MAIN DRAW
FIRST ROUND

[1] Potito STARACE (ITA) vs Andre BEGEMANN (GER) 6-4 6-7(4) 6-3
Jan HERNYCH (CZE) vs [WC] Marco CECCHINATO (ITA) 6-2 6-2
Gero KRETSCHMER (GER) vs [Q] Guillermo DURAN (ARG) 6-2 6-3
[6] Pablo ANDUJAR (ESP) vs Federico DEL BONIS (ARG) 3-6 7-5 6-0

[4] Teymuraz GABASHVILI (RUS) vs [Q] Cristian RODRIGUEZ (COL) 6-3 6-3
Andrey KUMANTSOV (RUS) vs [ALT] Johannes AGER (AUT) 6-3 6-2
[Q] Patricio HERAS (ARG) vs [Q] Francesco PICCARI (ITA) 7-5 6-7(4) 6-2
[8] Simone BOLELLI (ITA) vs Denis GREMELMAYR (GER) 7-6(4) 7-6(3)

Rik DE VOEST (RSA) vs [7] Nicolas MASSU (CHI) 7-5 6-3
Mischa ZVEREV (GER) vs Leonardo TAVARES (POR) 6-4 6-3
[WC] Alessandro GIANNESSI (ITA) vs Adrian GARCIA (CHI) 6-1 1-0 ret’d
[3] Fabio FOGNINI (ITA) vs [WC] Daniele BRACCIALI (ITA) 6-3 6-2

[5] Filippo VOLANDRI (ITA) vs [ALT] Dawid OLEJNICZAK (POL) 6-1 6-2
[WC] Walter TRUSENDI (ITA) vs Diego HARTFIELD (ARG) 6-3 6-2
Igor ANDREEV (RUS) vs Juan-Martin ARANGUREN (ARG) 7-5 7-6(3)
[2] Andreas SEPPI (ITA) vs [ALT] Gianluca NASO (ITA) 7-6(3) 1-6 6-1

flip666
09-09-2010, 02:38 PM
nice fix gaba. what else to expect from 2 russians involved...
****S

Jacques_Ukraine
09-09-2010, 02:39 PM
Andrey KUMANTSOV (RUS) vs [4] Teymuraz GABASHVILI (RUS) 2-6 6-4 7-5 !!!

Filo V.
09-09-2010, 02:39 PM
Good for Simone that Gaba is out. I've never seen Kumantsov play, can anyone tell me if he's any good?

Filo V.
09-09-2010, 02:40 PM
Pippo 6-0 1-1

Sauletekis
09-09-2010, 02:48 PM
Good for Simone that Gaba is out. I've never seen Kumantsov play, can anyone tell me if he's any good?

Neither do I, but this last matches from him, are being very promising. Very surprising scores in last weeks;)

hopshio
09-09-2010, 03:23 PM
still raining in genova? heavy rain?

Tipster13
09-09-2010, 04:05 PM
nice fix gaba. what else to expect from 2 russians involved...
****S

:) This is the reason, why games like this are NO BET :) 2 russians, 1 russian vs 1 kazach, also when play players from uzbekistan, 2 croatians, 2 serbians ( Djokovic - Krajinovic epic fix :lol: ), 2 italians, also 2 players from spanish language speaking country :) and this is only small examples. tennis betting is very hard work, u must have your system how to select picks, and to know who u can trust and who u cant :) And of course the best system is in your head :)

Filo V.
09-09-2010, 05:07 PM
Play has resumed.

Filo V.
09-09-2010, 05:09 PM
Volandri def. Trusendi 6-0 4-6 6-3

Fognini def. Giannessi 6-3 6-4

Filo V.
09-09-2010, 05:10 PM
Simone 6-2 1-*1 30-0

Filo V.
09-09-2010, 05:59 PM
Bolelli def. Heras 6-2 7-5

I'm so unimpressed by Simone's game now, he just doesn't look comfortable on court to me, but he still seems to get semi-decent results in these challenger events. Hopefully that continues.

*Jean*
09-09-2010, 06:34 PM
Simone, Fabio :D

TennisOnWood
09-09-2010, 06:42 PM
http://www.livescorehunter.com/streams/tennis/e-tennistv/1.html

Starace vs Hernych

Filo V.
09-09-2010, 07:34 PM
Starace def. Hernych 6-1 6-3

Filo V.
09-09-2010, 07:35 PM
MATCH OF THE DAY: Seppi v Andreev, about to start

Filo V.
09-09-2010, 08:09 PM
Igor serving for the first set at 5-1.

Filo V.
09-09-2010, 08:15 PM
Igor 6-1

I can see from that first set why the H2H is the way it is. Igor just completely dictated the proceedings. Andreas' serve was a complete non-factor. Andy will need to put more pressure on in set 2.

Filo V.
09-09-2010, 08:27 PM
Seppi 3-*0 in the second.

Really stepped up the level of his play and serving. Igor didn't play an amazing first set and he's come out in the second making lots of errors. Igor makes more errors now than he used to, his backhand isn't the shot it was a couple of years ago.

misty1
09-09-2010, 08:39 PM
igor andf andreas trade 6-1 sets

Filo V.
09-09-2010, 08:40 PM
Seppi 6-1 set two.

Andreas really turned things around wonderfully, serving with more intent, and directing his shots at Andreev's backhand, and being more dictating in general. Set three coming up, both guys are going to be hoping to do what they did well in the easy sets they won.

Filo V.
09-09-2010, 08:41 PM
Igor's backhand has gone from average/little below to horrible. Hard to be a good player when you have a liability as a shot from the back of the court.

Filo V.
09-09-2010, 08:45 PM
Andreas breaks to start the third.

Igor makes too many mistakes for a high level player.

Filo V.
09-09-2010, 08:52 PM
Igor breaks back after Andreas had 40-15.

misty1
09-09-2010, 08:52 PM
igor breaks andreas after andreas goes 40-0 up on serve:o

misty1
09-09-2010, 08:52 PM
i'm really pulling for igor in this one, he needs this SO much more

misty1
09-09-2010, 08:59 PM
andreas breaks right back

Filo V.
09-09-2010, 09:03 PM
All Andreas needs to do is hit about 2-3 shots in the court, and Igor will make an error. Or hit a good serve, and Igor will miss the return.

I'm rooting slightly for Igor but it's so clear Andreas is the better player.

misty1
09-09-2010, 09:04 PM
igor down 1-3, 0-30:sad:

misty1
09-09-2010, 09:07 PM
its over for igor

Filo V.
09-09-2010, 09:08 PM
Andreas got lucky with a netcord, and eventually broke Igor, it's *4-1.

Filo V.
09-09-2010, 09:10 PM
I've seen Igor about 5 times now the past couple of weeks, and I see nothing in his game that suggests to me he can be anything more than a generic clay court specialist that bounces between challenger/ATP. He's just not very good right now and hasn't been for quite a while.

misty1
09-09-2010, 09:16 PM
over for igor:sad:

6-1, 1-6, 2-6

Filo V.
09-09-2010, 09:19 PM
Nice crowd there in Italy, Andreas was a bit up and down but played much better after set one on. Igor just made too many errors and his serve wasn't effective enough. Hopefully he can do better next week in Poland. Andreas looked good enough where he's definitely the favorite from the bottom half of the draw.

Filo V.
09-09-2010, 09:21 PM
over for igor:sad:

6-1, 1-6, 2-6He has one win to defend through the rest of the year, and he's up to around 110 with his result here and last week in New York. He'll be in the top 100 at the end of the year. Problem for him is, what will he do on the ATP tour next season, and I think the prospects aren't high, sadly.

Filo V.
09-09-2010, 09:22 PM
QF Lineup

Bolelli v Kumantsov

Starace v Andujar

Seppi v Volandri

Fognini v Zverev

misty1
09-09-2010, 09:23 PM
He has one win to defend through the rest of the year, and he's up to around 110 with his result here and last week in New York. He'll be in the top 100 at the end of the year. Problem for him is, what will he do on the ATP tour next season, and I think the prospects aren't high, sadly.

yeah i dont see much for him either

Filo V.
09-09-2010, 09:23 PM
What do you all think? I'm loving the Italian flair, personally. Do any of you think Pippo has any chance to win? See any potential upsets?

Filo V.
09-09-2010, 09:27 PM
yeah i dont see much for him either
Igor is going to have to try to become what a guy like Starace is now. A high level challenger player, and a medium/low level ATP player. Right now he's just low level everywhere, he needs to dominate challengers clay challengers, and mix in good results in weaker ATP clay events, with maybe one or two good runs in a bigger event. At this point, I don't ever see him getting back to his previous level, but he can hang around 60 in the rankings if he plays his cards right.

Luinir
09-09-2010, 10:22 PM
Starace and Fognini/Seppi will play the final imho.

*Jean*
09-10-2010, 05:05 AM
Igor :sad:

Jacques_Ukraine
09-10-2010, 06:11 AM
SECOND ROUND

[1] Potito STARACE (ITA) vs Jan HERNYCH (CZE) 6-1 6-3
[6] Pablo ANDUJAR (ESP) vs Gero KRETSCHMER (GER) 7-5 6-2
Andrey KUMANTSOV (RUS) vs [4] Teymuraz GABASHVILI (RUS) 2-6 6-4 7-5
[8] Simone BOLELLI (ITA) vs [Q] Patricio HERAS (ARG) 6-2 7-5

Mischa ZVEREV (GER) vs Rik DE VOEST (RSA) 6-3 7-6(3)
[3] Fabio FOGNINI (ITA) vs [WC] Alessandro GIANNESSI (ITA) 6-3 6-4
[5] Filippo VOLANDRI (ITA) vs [WC] Walter TRUSENDI (ITA) 6-0 4-6 6-3
[2] Andreas SEPPI (ITA) vs Igor ANDREEV (RUS) 1-6 6-1 6-2

LetsFixIt
09-10-2010, 09:01 AM
all italian semis waiting, potito/simone/fabio/andreas should win their matches

Arod
09-10-2010, 10:42 AM
Any news about Potito's match?

LetsFixIt
09-10-2010, 10:55 AM
Any news about Potito's match?

he will play after bolleli's match, they haven't started yet.

Filo V.
09-10-2010, 12:12 PM
Simone 7-5

He alternates between good and bad points, whenever he strings good points together he wins games and breaks serve. He's not even close to the player he was a few years ago, but he still hits a damn hard ball and serves well, which is probably his best shot now.

Kumantsov seems to DF alot, run a lot and counterpunch, and he's a little different than the average full-out aggression Russian. Not that impressed by him.

LetsFixIt
09-10-2010, 12:12 PM
bolleli 7-5, forza simone

Filo V.
09-10-2010, 12:39 PM
Bolelli def. Kumantsov 7-5 6-1

Filo V.
09-10-2010, 12:40 PM
That was some real good shit in that second set. Hit winner returns, was aggressive and had good shot selection, served well. That is the way he needs to play every match. That was really impressive compared to yesterday, he may very well just win this title.

Filo V.
09-10-2010, 12:41 PM
Poto v Andujar next.

Filo V.
09-10-2010, 01:45 PM
Andujar was serving for the set at 5-3, and hit a forehand error, 4 second serves with 3 DFs in a row to lose serve. What a fucking joke he is.

Poto looks a bit jaded, he just has to find a way through here.

TennisOnWood
09-10-2010, 02:11 PM
Andujar takes it in TB

Filo V.
09-10-2010, 02:11 PM
Andujar 7-6(6)

Poto had a 4-2 lead, and had an easy forehand to win the set which he missed.

This would be a horrible loss in all accounts, hopefully Poto comes back starting now.

Filo V.
09-10-2010, 03:31 PM
Starace def. Andujar 6-7(6) 6-3 6-2

Potito played much better in the last two sets, dictated a lot more and served more effectively. He's lucky Andujar isn't good. I like the fight though from Poto. He wore down Pablo badly, Pablo looked physically gone in set three. Congrats on the victory Poto.

I expect Simone to make the final over Poto, we'll see what happens.

Filo V.
09-10-2010, 03:32 PM
FEATURE DAY MATCH: Volandri (ITA) V Seppi (ITA)

*Jean*
09-10-2010, 04:08 PM
Simone :yeah:

Filo V.
09-10-2010, 04:08 PM
Pippo is really going to struggle today. Andreas is as consistent and moves well himself, but is a better server and hits the ball harder. He's gonna have to hope Andreas makes a lot of errors or he's not going to win this.

Seppi *3-2

Filo V.
09-10-2010, 04:11 PM
Andy seems to have made an effort to be more aggressive now. His game the last times I've seen him is much more forceful and he has more on his shots, and still hits with good depth. He's really improved this year.

Filo V.
09-10-2010, 05:07 PM
Fuck you, Andreas, this is supposed to be Pippo's match, he needs it more than you.

Pippo played really well at the end of the first set, but Andy just didn't go away, he just was there and playing solidly and eventually took the first set 7-6(5). Now leads 5-*0 in the second after a tough opening serve game where he held off an opportunity for Pippo.

Filo V.
09-10-2010, 05:08 PM
I'm pissed, I didn't want Seppi winning this match. I don't want he nor Potito to win this event. They do not need the victory, confidence and points. They are just Italian challenger whores.

Filo V.
09-10-2010, 05:16 PM
Seppi def. Volandri 7-6(5) 6-1

If only Pippo would have taken the tiebreak. Andreas just wore him down as the match went on. Too consistent, too good of defense, and hits a harder ball and that really made the difference.

Mischa/Fabio are going to have to take Andreas out, because I think he's the favorite to win this title. One of them have to take him out so Simone doesn't have to play him.

Action Jackson
09-10-2010, 05:40 PM
Fuck you, Andreas, this is supposed to be Pippo's match, he needs it more than you.

Pippo played really well at the end of the first set, but Andy just didn't go away, he just was there and playing solidly and eventually took the first set 7-6(5). Now leads 5-*0 in the second after a tough opening serve game where he held off an opportunity for Pippo.

Stop bitching. It's not like Seppi plays challengers every week.

Filo V.
09-10-2010, 05:49 PM
Stop bitching. It's not like Seppi plays challengers every week.

I'm just a little upset, is all, I'll stop, but I still am a bit pissed. Andy and Potito are both around 50-60 in the rankings and have done good in ATP events of late, and are still taking up challenger points from guys like Volandri who are trying to keep their careers alive. I don't like that. I think that if you are ranked above 70-75, you should be disallowed to play challengers outside of certain circumstances. Andreas has played like 3 challenger events the past month or two, he shouldn't be playing challengers when he's ranked like 56. They just wanted to play in this event because it's Italy and easy points.

Filo V.
09-10-2010, 07:18 PM
Night Match: Zverev (GER) V Fognini (ITA)

Filo V.
09-10-2010, 07:19 PM
Match has started, they traded breaks, it's 2-2 in the first set.

ciprianned
09-10-2010, 07:46 PM
6-4 Zverev !

Filo V.
09-10-2010, 07:50 PM
There's a pretty big crowd, they are expecting a Fabio win here. I don't know why Fabio was the night match. His court presence isn't conducive to feature night matches. The silence when Fabio misses a shot or loses a game is uncomfortable.

Fabio made tons of errors and DFs, Mischa served well enough, but his game is really mediocre now.

If Fabio plays decent tennis, he'll win this match.

Filo V.
09-10-2010, 08:14 PM
Fabio leads *4-2 in the second.

Mischa has virtually no ability to construct points from the back of the court. He's so mediocre from the ground. His backhand is a nice shot but he overhits it too much.

Really poor match so far.

Filo V.
09-10-2010, 08:24 PM
Zverev v Fognini 6-4 2-6

Third set on the way.

Filo V.
09-10-2010, 08:39 PM
Fabio *4-0 in the third.

Filo V.
09-10-2010, 09:06 PM
Fognini def. Zverev 4-6 6-2 6-0

Mischa is a horrible player, I'm not surprised by his results now, after seeing this full match of him. Shocking how far he's declined. He has no idea how to play according to his strengths.

But congrats to Fabio for really raising his level in set 3. Started toying with Mischa a bit by the end.

Filo V.
09-10-2010, 09:07 PM
SF Lineup

Starace v Bolelli

Fognini v Seppi

Filo V.
09-10-2010, 09:08 PM
All Italian in this Italian challenger, I love it!!!!!!!

Today had expected results, so what do you guys think will happen tomorrow? More of the same?

Personally, I expect a Simone v Andreas final, we'll see what happens.

Action Jackson
09-11-2010, 02:02 AM
I'm just a little upset, is all, I'll stop, but I still am a bit pissed. Andy and Potito are both around 50-60 in the rankings and have done good in ATP events of late, and are still taking up challenger points from guys like Volandri who are trying to keep their careers alive. I don't like that. I think that if you are ranked above 70-75, you should be disallowed to play challengers outside of certain circumstances. Andreas has played like 3 challenger events the past month or two, he shouldn't be playing challengers when he's ranked like 56. They just wanted to play in this event because it's Italy and easy points.

Wah, wah, wah excuses excuses. They have DC coming up and it's the 2nd week of a Slam so makes sense to play big challengers especially at home. Wawrinka and Berdych play challengers at home, good for them as well. The top 50 rule is good enough.

If you have actually followed Seppi's overall career, this is the most challengers he has played in a season for a very long time. He mostly played ATP qualies to get on the tour, so it's not a problem he is playing here and Starace has always played Italian speaking challengers.

Jacques_Ukraine
09-11-2010, 07:34 AM
QFs
[1] Potito STARACE (ITA) vs [6] Pablo ANDUJAR (ESP) 6-7(6) 6-3 6-2
[8] Simone BOLELLI (ITA) vs Andrey KUMANTSOV (RUS) 7-5 6-1
[3] Fabio FOGNINI (ITA) vs Mischa ZVEREV (GER) 4-6 6-2 6-0
[2] Andreas SEPPI (ITA) vs [5] Filippo VOLANDRI (ITA) 7-6(5) 6-1

Filo V.
09-11-2010, 10:28 AM
Simone had early opportunities to break, Poto held them off well, and they both held serve until the end, where Simone played a bad game to lose it. Simone to me has the harder shots and more weapons, but Potito is the better tennis player and more solid, and that's what won him set one.

Filo V.
09-11-2010, 10:28 AM
6-4 1-*0 Starace

Filo V.
09-11-2010, 10:38 AM
Wah, wah, wah excuses excuses. They have DC coming up and it's the 2nd week of a Slam so makes sense to play big challengers especially at home. Wawrinka and Berdych play challengers at home, good for them as well. The top 50 rule is good enough.

If you have actually followed Seppi's overall career, this is the most challengers he has played in a season for a very long time. He mostly played ATP qualies to get on the tour, so it's not a problem he is playing here and Starace has always played Italian speaking challengers.

It's not excuses. The both of them are flat out taking points away from guys trying to make or continue careers. Stan always plays Lugano and Radek and Tomas tend to play Prostejov, to me it's ridiculous. What is the challenger tour really about? And it makes me sad to see a guy who you know will not be a top 50-60 player giving it his best, and it isn't anywhere good enough. The challengers are supposed to give guys opportunities to be in the top 100, instead most of the big tournaments are seemingly won by top 100 players, and in many cases guys inside the top 80. It's not fair in any way. Seppi isn't even playing DC, and the DC is on hard court in Sweden. They saw the opportunity to play at home in a big event and get easy points and they took it, I don't blame them, but I blame the fact they are allowed to do so. They should not be allowed to do so for the reasons stated.


Andreas isn't a challenger whore, but Potito is. But I consider Poto a bit different, because he seemingly gets like half of his points from challengers. Much different than some random player doing a one-off, winning, and never being heard from again, but still not really the best for the sport. It is not good for the sport to forget about the little guy, but that is what happens when these players are allowed to play challenger events.

Iván
09-11-2010, 10:46 AM
Jesus, Just Seen The Seppi -fofa H2h

Filo V.
09-11-2010, 10:49 AM
Jesus, Just Seen The Seppi -fofa H2h

Yeah................Andreas is the clear favorite for that match.

Filo V.
09-11-2010, 11:00 AM
Simone had 0-30 second serve at *4-2 and missed 4 backhands in a row. His backhand is now a problem, when it used to be a strength.

6-4 5-*2 Starace

Filo V.
09-11-2010, 11:07 AM
SIMONE BREAKS!!!!!!!!!! From 30-0 down.

Now 6-4 5-*4. Hopefully he doesn't have a drop off here.

Luinir
09-11-2010, 11:14 AM
Starace def. Bolelli 6-4 6-4

Good job, Potato.

Filo V.
09-11-2010, 11:14 AM
FUCK IT. Poto broke back to win the match:sad:

Starace 6-4 6-4

Probably going to be a Andreas v Poto final, and I'm not watching it, they ruined the enjoyment of the event for me. Fuck that. But congrats on the victory Poto, played really solidly on the day.

*Jean*
09-11-2010, 11:47 AM
Simone :sad:

Iván
09-11-2010, 03:03 PM
Fofa 4-1*

Iván
09-11-2010, 04:03 PM
Seppi 2-6 *5-4

Iván
09-11-2010, 04:04 PM
seppi has alot of crowd support

Action Jackson
09-11-2010, 04:21 PM
Finish this Seppi.

Action Jackson
09-11-2010, 04:51 PM
Fognini 6-2 4-6 6-4

Seppi had the early break in the 3rd, but the Fog broke back and broke for the match.

*Jean*
09-11-2010, 06:42 PM
Fabio :yeah:

Kante
09-11-2010, 09:54 PM
Begemann/Emmrich def. Battistone/Siljeström 1–6, 7–6(3), [10–7].

Filo V.
09-12-2010, 01:39 AM
Fabio v Poto, nice final. Since I like both equally, I just hope for a good match for the Italian crowd.

Fabio really dug down to win today and was really happy when he got the victory, it's nice to see him actually show some spark on court on occasion, playing at home will do that to you. Congrats to him on the victory.

Poto played solidly and hit the ball well today, he's the favorite for the title but anything can happen.

Ivanatis
09-12-2010, 03:16 PM
do it Poto

Sapeod
09-12-2010, 05:04 PM
Cmon Potito!!

Filo V.
09-12-2010, 05:06 PM
Fabio 6-4

Playing really well today.

Sapeod
09-12-2010, 05:06 PM
WTH Potito???

Focus!!

Filo V.
09-12-2010, 05:06 PM
Huge crowd there watching the match.

Filo V.
09-12-2010, 05:12 PM
Potito has held his serve once out of six. He looks sort of injured to me.

Filo V.
09-12-2010, 05:18 PM
Fabio 6-4 3-*0

Sapeod
09-12-2010, 05:25 PM
This is a shambles, get it together Potito!!!

CMON!!

Filo V.
09-12-2010, 05:26 PM
6-4 5-0 Fabio.

Poto ran out of gas for the final.

Sapeod
09-12-2010, 05:26 PM
Potito :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad:

Filo V.
09-12-2010, 05:35 PM
Fognini def. Starace 6-4 6-1

Exactly what the doctor ordered for Fabio. He really picked up his level for these last two matches.

Potito looked injured and tired and was flat.

Congrats to all of the Italians who made it deep in the event! And congrats especially to Fabio on the victory.

Sapeod
09-12-2010, 05:36 PM
Potito :o

Jacques_Ukraine
09-12-2010, 05:47 PM
Good job, Fabio!

minhee
09-12-2010, 06:09 PM
Fabio well done!!!:yeah::bigclap:
Not good performance from Potito today:awww:

*Jean*
09-12-2010, 06:55 PM
Fabio :yeah:

Carretero
09-13-2010, 10:01 AM
Potito looked injured and tired and was flat.


Potito on Saturday evening went to Naples (700 km far from Genova) for a baptism and went back to Genova on Sunday morning.

:help: :help: :help: