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Week 46: Bratislava, Slovakia [Winner: Martin KLIZAN]

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The Matador
11-19-2010, 05:37 PM
Yeeeeees

7-5 Hrbaty :worship:

Can't believe we lost Stream in this moment.. the crowd for sure gone mad
i know really wanted to see that hopefully it will be back soon

Filo V.
11-19-2010, 05:38 PM
I think Kunitsyn will win anyway, unless he collapses mentally.

Honzicekkk
11-19-2010, 05:38 PM
is this http://live.huste.tv/ stream working for you?Its in good quality.)

The Matador
11-19-2010, 05:43 PM
0-30 wasted frm hrbaty

The Matador
11-19-2010, 05:44 PM
I think Kunitsyn will win anyway, unless he collapses mentally.
yeah your probably right

The Matador
11-19-2010, 05:45 PM
is this http://live.huste.tv/ stream working for you?Its in good quality.)
thanks for the link its working but cutting out every second

Honzicekkk
11-19-2010, 05:50 PM
In the right bottom corner of the stream you can change bitrate...hope it will help.

The Matador
11-19-2010, 05:51 PM
In the right bottom corner of the stream you can change bitrate...hope it will help.
ok ill try that thanks

Filo V.
11-19-2010, 05:51 PM
Thanks for the stream Honzicekkk!

The Matador
11-19-2010, 05:53 PM
bwin stream has comeback

TennisOnWood
11-19-2010, 05:53 PM
Streams are back

http://www.livescorehunter.com/index.php?option=com_lsh&view=lsh&event_id=31023&tv_id=345&tid=3488&channel=0&tmpl=component&layout=popup&Itemid=190

The Matador
11-19-2010, 05:55 PM
break kunitsyn was a matter of time really

TennisOnWood
11-19-2010, 05:58 PM
E P I C :worship:

Honzicekkk
11-19-2010, 05:58 PM
Thanks for the stream Honzicekkk!

Just glad I could help:)

The Matador
11-19-2010, 05:59 PM
if hrbaty sorts his serve out he can win this match

The Matador
11-19-2010, 06:02 PM
this is like a davis cup match

TennisOnWood
11-19-2010, 06:02 PM
What a fight

Back to start,3 all

TennisOnWood
11-19-2010, 06:10 PM
He will bloody make it

The Matador
11-19-2010, 06:11 PM
This is truly unreal iam speechless right now

Filo V.
11-19-2010, 06:12 PM
Kunitsyn's play is completely unacceptable, but you have to love the determination from Hrbaty.

The Matador
11-19-2010, 06:12 PM
hrbaty playing like god at the moment

Filo V.
11-19-2010, 06:13 PM
Kunitsyn got defensive when ahead and Dominik found his game, and the match has completely shifted.

The Matador
11-19-2010, 06:13 PM
Kunitsyn's play is completely unacceptable, but you have to love the determination from Hrbaty.
absolutely its inspired stuff truly amazing

Filo V.
11-19-2010, 06:16 PM
Kunitsyn held, and now Dom is serving for it at 5-4. I expect either a quick hold or a break.

The Matador
11-19-2010, 06:17 PM
........

Filo V.
11-19-2010, 06:17 PM
If it goes to deuce, Hrbaty obviously will win it.

The Matador
11-19-2010, 06:17 PM
Kunitsyn held, and now Dom is serving for it at 5-4. I expect either a quick hold or a break.
yeah lets see

The Matador
11-19-2010, 06:18 PM
i dont think he'll hold

Filo V.
11-19-2010, 06:19 PM
Every single time Kunitsyn gets defensive he loses the point. He just cannot seem to be offensive on big points.

Dom is CLEARLY nervous.

The Matador
11-19-2010, 06:20 PM
i dont think he'll hold
knew it

The Matador
11-19-2010, 06:20 PM
Every single time Kunitsyn gets defensive he loses the point. He just cannot seem to be offensive on big points.

Dom is CLEARLY nervous.
yep he gave that game away

TennisOnWood
11-19-2010, 06:20 PM
Damn :rolleyes:

Filo V.
11-19-2010, 06:21 PM
A trash game from Hrbaty. Couldn't handle the moment whatsoever. This is a nervy match. A break back is very likely.

Filo V.
11-19-2010, 06:24 PM
Kunitsyn ran to the net on an absolutely awful approach shot there. Sign of tension.

Filo V.
11-19-2010, 06:25 PM
I can't believe this match. This is truly amazing to watch.

The Matador
11-19-2010, 06:25 PM
I think hrbaty has missed his chance to win this match cant see him doing it in the tie break

Filo V.
11-19-2010, 06:27 PM
If it goes to a tiebreak, anything can happen. Hrbaty is controlling basically all of the points now. He's either going to win or lose. I think he'll lose right here at 5-6.

TennisOnWood
11-19-2010, 06:28 PM
There is still some hope

hyperren
11-19-2010, 06:29 PM
He's either going to win or lose.

Talk about hedging your bets. :lol:

Filo V.
11-19-2010, 06:30 PM
Probably his best serve of the match to save match point.

Filo V.
11-19-2010, 06:31 PM
Talk about hedging your bets. :lol:

What I mean is, he will determine the outcome.

The Matador
11-19-2010, 06:34 PM
I think hrbaty has missed his chance to win this match cant see him doing it in the tie break
told you

Filo V.
11-19-2010, 06:37 PM
Good job, Matador. Let's see if Igor can hold on this time.

The Matador
11-19-2010, 06:37 PM
what a terrible breaker he has played the worst i have seen anyone play

The Matador
11-19-2010, 06:38 PM
hrbaty starts playing at 0-6 down in the breaker whats that about

TennisOnWood
11-19-2010, 06:39 PM
Unfair 7-2 :sad:

Filo V.
11-19-2010, 06:39 PM
Oh my gosh, it's over :sad:

The Matador
11-19-2010, 06:40 PM
that was a fucking let down after 2 hours and 41 minutes loses the tie break 7-2

Filo V.
11-19-2010, 06:41 PM
Such an emotional, tense, dramatic match to play and lose as your last match. But that would have been a terrible loss for Kunitsyn so as a fan, I'm happy to see he won. Just hate that it came at Dominator's expense.

Filo V.
11-19-2010, 06:42 PM
OMG he was crying and kissing the court :sad:

Filo V.
11-19-2010, 06:43 PM
Dominator wanted it badly, but I just knew that at the end of the day, Kunitsyn would win, because I thought his tennis would beat Hrbaty's heart. Sad that his heart says yes but the game just isn't there anymore.

TennisOnWood
11-19-2010, 07:00 PM
My Challneger's m8's.. I think we saw an epic,completly nonexpected,by epic by all means :D

misty1
11-19-2010, 07:07 PM
lets see if ledovskikh can coninue his strong run here

i hope he can continue

The Matador
11-19-2010, 07:34 PM
Dominator wanted it badly, but I just knew that at the end of the day, Kunitsyn would win, because I thought his tennis would beat Hrbaty's heart. Sad that his heart says yes but the game just isn't there anymore.
Yeah real shame i knew aswell kunitsyn would win in the end,real shame hrbaty couldnt serve it out in the 3rd play a terrible tie break very sad to see the match end like that.

Filo V.
11-19-2010, 08:52 PM
My Challneger's m8's.. I think we saw an epic,completly nonexpected,by epic by all means :D

Definitely!

Filo V.
11-19-2010, 08:52 PM
Klizan def. Ledovskikh 6-2 6-4

Another impressive performance from Martin.

Filo V.
11-19-2010, 10:05 PM
Kudryavtsev def. Semjan 7-5 4-6 6-3

Topsy turvy match filled with errors and changes in momentum. Alex K. saved 11/12 break points.

Filo V.
11-19-2010, 10:08 PM
SF Lineup:

Kunitsyn v Koubek

Klizan v Kudryavtsev

Luinir
11-19-2010, 10:11 PM
Koubek will beat Kunitsyn comfortable in my opinion but it's tough to call to Klizan-Alex K. Both playing aggressive, serve-basing tennis and it will be a close match.

Filo V.
11-19-2010, 10:16 PM
What we do know is someone with their last name starting with a K WILL win this event :)

mudan
11-20-2010, 12:10 AM
i think that tommorow klizan is must to take final this is good chance in front home crowd tommorow is a sutarday maybe the stand will be packed more than today and kudryavtsev is time to make error prone match like he do always never can go all the way playing good, and koubek he plays good and kunicin is very experinced also i cant call it really..

Honzicekkk
11-20-2010, 09:58 AM
Kunitsyn could be tired physically and psychically after 2:41 long battle with Domino.

Jacques_Ukraine
11-20-2010, 10:21 AM
QFs

[8] Igor KUNITSYN (RUS) vs [WC] Dominik HRBATY (SVK) 6-4 5-7 7-6(2)
Stefan KOUBEK (AUT) vs Richard BERANKIS (LTU) 6-3 1-6 6-3
[Alt] Alexandre KUDRYAVTSEV (RUS) vs [WC] Marek SEMJAN (SVK) 7-5 4-6 6-3
[WC] Martin KLIZAN (SVK) vs [Q] Mikhail LEDOVSKIKH (RUS) 6-2 6-4

caribo25
11-20-2010, 02:21 PM
koubek won first set 6:3 :)

caribo25
11-20-2010, 02:41 PM
break confirmed :)

3-1 up :wavey:

Honzicekkk
11-20-2010, 02:44 PM
Stefan is playing so good!incredible!I took him at 2,09,serious value :)

caribo25
11-20-2010, 02:45 PM
double break up

koubek shoots from angles, overruns and twits Kunitsyn:devil:

go for final !!!!

caribo25
11-20-2010, 02:51 PM
6 - 3 6 - 1 KOUBEK

no words :worship:

Luinir
11-20-2010, 02:51 PM
Koubek def. Kunitsyn 6-3 6-1

Carretero
11-20-2010, 03:00 PM
Amazing Koubek...amazing.

One of the best challenger performance I ever seen.

Filo V.
11-20-2010, 03:11 PM
Stefan is playing SOOOO well right now. Where the fuck was this throughout the season? I guess he's got more motivation to try to get to top 100. Or maybe he's just healthier now. Whatever it is, I'm loving this aggressive Stefan.

Iván
11-20-2010, 03:53 PM
kudry just smacked the ball right into the fan stands

incredible, so dangerous

what if it hit a kid in the face you stupid russian

TennisOnWood
11-20-2010, 04:43 PM
Klizan wasted 2 bp's.. Russina leads 5-4 in 3rd

Iván
11-20-2010, 04:45 PM
klizan so close to victory now all pressure

TennisOnWood
11-20-2010, 04:47 PM
5-5

Iván
11-20-2010, 04:47 PM
kudry has served big on important points

fair play

fran70
11-20-2010, 05:34 PM
Klizan won 7-6 in the 3rd. Great comeback for Martin rallying 1-4 in the 3rd to win the match in a nice DC atmosphere.

This is the first time I watched both players. Definitely hard courts players and nice counterpounchers both but I loved Klizan crosscourt`s backhand. Great week till now for Martin with victories over Pospi, Harrison and this comeback over Kudryavtsev.

I didn`t watch Stefan yet but he is having a great week too with his victories over Lacko, Berankis and Kunytsin.

However I hope Koubek to win tomorrow :)

Jacques_Ukraine
11-20-2010, 05:37 PM
SFs

Stefan KOUBEK (AUT) vs [8] Igor KUNITSYN (RUS) 6-3 6-1
[WC] Martin KLIZAN (SVK) vs [Alt] Alexandre KUDRYAVTSEV (RUS) 3-6 6-3 7-6(5)

fran70
11-20-2010, 05:38 PM
Stefan is playing SOOOO well right now. Where the fuck was this throughout the season? I guess he's got more motivation to try to get to top 100. Or maybe he's just healthier now. Whatever it is, I'm loving this aggressive Stefan.

Stefan is done at this stage of his career. He has always been an unstable player so anything is possible for tomorrow. I don`t think that he is thinking on his ranking. I`m just wondering if he is thinking about joining that groupie of players retiring this week as Vanek and Hrbaty:awww:

Iván
11-20-2010, 05:42 PM
he defo hasnt played like a player with retirement in his thoughts.

koubek has been amazing this week

Honzicekkk
11-20-2010, 05:52 PM
Iván is right,Stefan's level of play has been outstanding this week,hope he'll win tomorrow,he definitely deserves it!

Jacques_Ukraine
11-20-2010, 06:31 PM
DOUBLES FINAL

[3] C.FLEMING (GBR) & J.MURRAY (GBR) vs T.PARROTT (USA) & F.POLASEK (SVK) 6-2 3-6 10-6

The Matador
11-20-2010, 06:38 PM
kudry just smacked the ball right into the fan stands

incredible, so dangerous

what if it hit a kid in the face you stupid russian
yeah i saw that he could have been DQ for that shit.

Filo V.
11-20-2010, 06:41 PM
Damn, Jamie is pulling some good results in doubles. Beat a good team and also beat the Slovak at home. Is he high enough to make the AO now? And are he and Fleming full time now?

Scotso
11-20-2010, 07:33 PM
Igor :help:

Great tournament for Martin. :yeah:

_Chaz
11-20-2010, 07:36 PM
Stefan is playing SOOOO well right now. Where the fuck was this throughout the season? I guess he's got more motivation to try to get to top 100. Or maybe he's just healthier now. Whatever it is, I'm loving this aggressive Stefan.

In his tennisnet blog he says he doesn't feel pressure and doesn't really care for these tournaments now, since he most probably won't get in the top 100 by the end of the year. He doesn't prepare for his matches, has breakfast at MC Donald's, always drinks a coffee with his wife before going on court. He plays for fun, he says. Before his match vs Lacko he even went shopping with his wife before the match :cool:

Iván
11-20-2010, 08:08 PM
Lol Koubek

wolf
11-20-2010, 08:33 PM
Damn, Jamie is pulling some good results in doubles. Beat a good team and also beat the Slovak at home. Is he high enough to make the AO now? And are he and Fleming full time now?

Fleming is teaming up with Ross Hutchins next year. No news on Jamie's partner yet (obviously his win in Valencia catipulted him into a different league) but yes he will be high 50's/low 60's after this so high enough to make AO with anyone in the top 100.

Filo V.
11-20-2010, 09:32 PM
Stefan is done at this stage of his career. He has always been an unstable player so anything is possible for tomorrow. I don`t think that he is thinking on his ranking. I`m just wondering if he is thinking about joining that groupie of players retiring this week as Vanek and Hrbaty:awww:

I would be a bit surprised if Stefan retired now since he's had this great week, but I definitely wouldn't be completely perplexed. He may be done as a top player for sure, but I still think he can get some things accomplished, but as he states, he plays for fun now, so you're right he's not thinking of the ranking, that's his goal, see the world with his wife, enjoy playing the game he loves. It's a good perspective to have, certainly helped him this week.

Filo V.
11-20-2010, 09:36 PM
In his tennisnet blog he says he doesn't feel pressure and doesn't really care for these tournaments now, since he most probably won't get in the top 100 by the end of the year. He doesn't prepare for his matches, has breakfast at MC Donald's, always drinks a coffee with his wife before going on court. He plays for fun, he says. Before his match vs Lacko he even went shopping with his wife before the match :cool:

Makes me like him even more than I already do :) He's almost 34, he definitely has earned the right to just have fun on the court, and of course the pressure would be off now as he's seen and been through it all, and his career is near completion, add to the fact he's married now. And with guys like Koubek, he does better when there isn't any pressure anyway.

Filo V.
11-20-2010, 09:39 PM
Fleming is teaming up with Ross Hutchins next year. No news on Jamie's partner yet (obviously his win in Valencia catipulted him into a different league) but yes he will be high 50's/low 60's after this so high enough to make AO with anyone in the top 100.

Thank you :wavey: I remember reading about the Fleming/Hutchins pairing, should be better than Flemski. Good to see Jamie getting that ranking up there to play MDs at majors. I think with the right partner he could do damage on the ATP tour.

Filo V.
11-20-2010, 09:41 PM
Kudryavtsev had no business losing the match to Klizan. Just total self-destruction. But you have to love the determination from Klizan.

Based on the performance of each today, and the length spent on court in the event, unless he has a serious loss in form or Klizan is amazing and the crowd has enough of an impact to close the difference, Stefan should win easily in the final. We'll see what happens.

Iván
11-21-2010, 01:47 PM
klizan coping well so far

Luinir
11-21-2010, 02:09 PM
Klizan saves 6sps.

Filo V.
11-21-2010, 02:10 PM
Ridiculous from Stefan. He should have broken there and completely fucked up all of the break points. And now a forehand miss on the first point of the tiebreak. Looks like old Stefan may be making a return.

Filo V.
11-21-2010, 02:19 PM
My fucking GOD STEFAN?!! What in the fucking hell was that bullshit?

Filo V.
11-21-2010, 02:21 PM
He had absolutely no business losing that set. Just absolute capitulation from him. Total self-destruction. He had chance after chance and just kept fucking them up. Let's see if he fights back now or if he lets this amazing opportunity of this tournament victory get away from him.

Honzicekkk
11-21-2010, 02:21 PM
Very well backhand drive volley,i guess....completely lost his mind in shot selection.

Filo V.
11-21-2010, 02:24 PM
I don't know why he's being so defensive and not authoritative. He got here by being offensive and aggressive and he's not playing that way anymore and when he does he's making poor errors. He says he plays with no pressure but he's playing like the pressure has gotten to him.

Filo V.
11-21-2010, 02:25 PM
Well, we will see quickly how much Stefan plans to actually try for the victory here.

Filo V.
11-21-2010, 02:28 PM
Fuck you, Stefan. Fuck you so much. I just cannot fucking believe you. Losing to Klizan of all players. Absolutely disgraceful beyond belief. 33 and cannot get past the mental demons.

Honzicekkk
11-21-2010, 02:28 PM
Thats just pathetic from him.

Filo V.
11-21-2010, 02:32 PM
At least try to pretend to be a professional, Stefan. At least try giving a professional performance here in the end.

Filo V.
11-21-2010, 02:38 PM
Stefan can definitely still win this. He just has to hold on to the serve. It's not as if Klizan is so much better than him at all or even playing amazing himself. The second Stefan stops bullshitting he can get something done here, but time is running out.

Tom Paulman
11-21-2010, 02:45 PM
Anyone expects a choke when Klizan will serve for the championship?

Filo V.
11-21-2010, 02:47 PM
I don't expect a choke personally, I think he's going to be empowered. It depends on how well he serves. In rallies, it's definitely 50-50.

Iván
11-21-2010, 02:48 PM
sometimes form counts for nothing in sport

Filo V.
11-21-2010, 02:49 PM
Stefan is being SO MUCH more defensive than any other match this week. He didn't get to this point playing this way, I don't understand why he's playing like this now. He's so tense out there. His serve has no power like it had, his movement is abysmal, and he isn't hitting with power on his forehand.

The Matador
11-21-2010, 02:49 PM
Anyone expects a choke when Klizan will serve for the championship?
I think he might depends how koubek plays the points

Filo V.
11-21-2010, 02:49 PM
Definite break coming now that Klizan won that first point.

Filo V.
11-21-2010, 02:51 PM
What a loser you are, Stefan. What a fucking loser you are.

Tom Paulman
11-21-2010, 02:51 PM
LOL. Koubek didn't even give Klizan a chance to choke. Nice victory for Klizan, let's see how his career will evolve next season.

The Matador
11-21-2010, 02:51 PM
GSM KLIZAN 7-6(4),6-2 Shame it ended on a double fault,but fair play to klizan he played great all week fully deserves the title.

Filo V.
11-21-2010, 02:55 PM
Maybe this is the start of something for Klizan. I don't really think so, since this is in Slovakia. I think the home crowd helped him big time in this event, I question if he can produce this level in other countries. But he definitely has earned the title with his big fight in the previous matches with Harrison and Kudryavtsev.

As for Koubek, no words needed for his shockingly embarrassing display. But he's a known choker and one of the biggest on tour these days, unfortunately at almost 34, that isn't something he's grown out of. Really a damn shame, I'm so so dejected. He needs to win the event next week to make the AO MD.

Jacques_Ukraine
11-21-2010, 03:48 PM
FINAL

[WC] Martin KLIZAN (SVK) vs Stefan KOUBEK (AUT) 7-6(4) 6-2

fran70
11-21-2010, 09:36 PM
Fantastic week for Klizan winning his first Challenger tour title and what such better way to do it than at home soil. This victory is not only going to help to his confidence but his going to help him to jump on his rankings to the top 160.

Maybe he is not a fantastic player but decent enough to play on the Challenger tour for a while. Congrats for all the Slovakians fans.

fran70
11-21-2010, 09:40 PM
Maybe this is the start of something for Klizan. I don't really think so, since this is in Slovakia. I think the home crowd helped him big time in this event, I question if he can produce this level in other countries. But he definitely has earned the title with his big fight in the previous matches with Harrison and Kudryavtsev.

As for Koubek, no words needed for his shockingly embarrassing display. But he's a known choker and one of the biggest on tour these days, unfortunately at almost 34, that isn't something he's grown out of. Really a damn shame, I'm so so dejected. He needs to win the event next week to make the AO MD.

At this stage of Stefan I don`t think that he is even considering the possibility to play the AO. The positive thing of this week is that he proved that can spend one year more on the Challenger tour and focus on a similar schedule to Rainer Schuettler.

VIPer7
11-21-2010, 10:01 PM
In his blog (http://www.tennisnet.com/de-AT/Klartext/Koubek-Tagebuch-Bratislava-Lacko-Berankis.aspx) Stefan Koubek wrote that he sees no more chances at getting into the top 100, but he already booked his flight for Australia nevertheless. So I guess that means he plans on playing the qualies.

Scotso
11-24-2010, 09:42 PM
Fantastic week for Klizan winning his first Challenger tour title and what such better way to do it than at home soil. This victory is not only going to help to his confidence but his going to help him to jump on his rankings to the top 160.

Maybe he is not a fantastic player but decent enough to play on the Challenger tour for a while. Congrats for all the Slovakians fans.

He has a lot of talent and it's nice to see him finally putting it to use.

Keep it up, Martin. :yeah: