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Jacques_Ukraine
01-04-2011, 02:55 PM
Week 4: Singapore

http://finmath.uchicago.edu/new/msfm/singapore/photo_lg_singapore_cntry.jpg

Location: Singapore
Type: $50K+H
Surface: Outdoor Hard
Balls: HEAD
Site: Kallang Tennis Centre
Starting Date: January 24 (qualification will start on Sunday, January 23)
2010 Champion: new event
Tournament website: http://www.singaporeatpchallenger.com/


Entry List:
Main Draw
# Hajek, Jan CZE 95
# Devvarman, Somdev IND 108
# Soeda, Go JPN 120
OUT # Matosevic, Marinko AUS 138
# Lorenzi, Paolo ITA 143
# Alves, Thiago BRA 150
# Kudryavtsev, Alexandre RUS 159
Rosol, Lukas CZE 164
# Minar, Ivo CZE 167
# Martin, Andrej SVK 177
Vagnozzi, Simone ITA 179
De Voest, Rik RSA 181
# Skugor, Franco CRO 182
Ito, Tatsuma JPN 183
# Ram, Rajeev USA 184
Ward, James GBR 200
# Millman, John AUS 204
Polansky, Peter CAN 207
Cipolla, Flavio ITA 212
Viola, Matteo ITA 213
OUT # Krajinovic, Filip SRB 214
Klein, Brydan AUS 215
Lojda, Dusan CZE 227
OUT # Goffin, David BEL 228

Alternates:
OUT 1. Semjan, Marek SVK 231
IN 2. Crugnola, Marco ITA 234
IN 3. Lindahl, Nick SWE 239
IN 4. Klec, Ivo SVK 246
OUT 5. Mertens, Yannick BEL 247
6. # Lammer, Michael SUI 251
7. Cervenak, Pavol SVK 252
8. Nielsen, Frederik DEN 262
9. # Brizzi, Alberto ITA 263
10. # Menendez-Maceiras, Adrian ESP 283
11. Yani, Michael USA 288
12. # Arnaboldi, Andrea ITA 294
13. # Mecir , Miloslav SVK 295
14. # Vasiliev, Mikhail RUS 300
OUT 15. Dustov, Farrukh UZB 301
16. # Kirillov, Evgeny RUS 303
17. # Yang, Tsung-Hua TPE 304
18. # Zhang, Ze CHN 314
19. Lemke, James AUS 318
20. Bubka, Sergei UKR 320
21. # Cox, Daniel GBR 327
22. # Rastogi, Karan IND 332
23. # Sitak, Artem NZL 340
24. # Kelly, Dayne AUS 343
25. # Bai, Yan CHN 353
26. # Moriya, Hiroki JPN 371
27. Guccione, Chris AUS 376
OUT 28. # Vardhan, Vishnu IND 386
29. # Milton, Joshua GBR 389
30. # Junaid, Rameez AUS 393
31. # Jun, Woong-Sun KOR 400
OUT 32. # Eleskovic, Ervin SWE 405
33. # Wu, Di CHN 408
34. # Oswald, Philipp AUT 413
OUT 35. # Falgheri, Andrea ITA 416
OUT 36. # Moser, Nikolaus AUT 421
OUT 37. # Karanusic, Roko CRO 426
38. # Duclos, Pierre-Ludovic CAN 433
OUT 39. # Matsui, Toshihide JPN 437
40. # Semrajc, Janez SLO 440
41. # Anderson, Andrew RSA 441
OUT 42. # Kretschmer, Gero GER 445
43. # Martin-Adalia, Pablo ESP 446
44. # Li, Zhe CHN 449
45. # Statham, Jose (Rubin) NZL 452
46. Udomchoke, Danai THA 457
47. # Ito, Yuichi JPN 462
48. # Gregorc, Luka SLO 464
OUT 49. # Diez, Steven CAN 466
50. # Savic, David SRB 475
OUT 51. # Bhambri, Yuki IND 505
OUT 52. # Slabinsky, Alexander GBR 513
53. Chen, Ti TPE 544
54. # Sajous, Olivier HAI 563
55. # Kadir, Sadik AUS 594
56. # Satschko, Alex GER 596
57. Propoggia, Dane AUS 617
OUT 58. # Capkovic, Kamil SVK 620
59. # Bardoczky, Kornel HUN 671
60. Duckworth, James AUS 742
61. # Fruttero, John Paul USA 1010
62. Banes, Maverick AUS 1133
63. Lisnard, Jean-Rene MON 1176
64. # Motti, Alessandro ITA 32750

@ - entry protection, # - not signed players

Jacques_Ukraine
01-04-2011, 02:56 PM
QUALIFYING DRAW

[1] Pavol CERVENAK (SVK) has a Bye
Sanchai RATIWATANA (THA) vs [WC] Austin KAROSI (USA)
Sonchat RATIWATANA (THA) vs [WC] Blagovest PETROV (BUL)
[WC] Arnaud DAIRAINE (FRA) vs [8] Artem SITAK (NZL)

[2] Frederik NIELSEN (DEN) has a Bye
Jimmy WANG (TPE) vs Christopher RUNGKAT (INA)
Treat Conrad HUEY (PHI) vs di WU (CHN)
[6] Daniel COX (GBR) has a Bye

[3] Alberto BRIZZI (ITA) has a Bye
[WC] Ryoma SLOANE (NZL) vs Lovro ZOVKO (CRO)
Dayne KELLY (AUS) vs Dane PROPOGGIA (AUS)
[7] Michael LAMMER (SUI) has a Bye

[4] Mikhail VASILIEV (RUS) has a Bye
Purav RAJA (IND) vs [WC] Roy HOBBS (SIN)
Joel LINDNER (AUS) vs David MARTIN (USA)
[5] Tsung-Hua YANG (TPE) has a Bye


FIRST QUALIFYING ROUND

[1] Pavol CERVENAK (SVK) has a Bye
Sanchai RATIWATANA (THA) vs [WC] Austin KAROSI (USA) 7-5 6-3
Sonchat RATIWATANA (THA) vs [WC] Blagovest PETROV (BUL) 6-0 6-1
[8] Artem SITAK (NZL) vs [WC] Arnaud DAIRAINE (FRA) 6-2 6-2

[2] Frederik NIELSEN (DEN) has a Bye
Christopher RUNGKAT (INA) vs Jimmy WANG (TPE) 6-2 1-6 6-3
di WU (CHN) vs Treat Conrad HUEY (PHI) 6-3 6-4
[6] Daniel COX (GBR) has a Bye

[3] Alberto BRIZZI (ITA) has a Bye
Lovro ZOVKO (CRO) vs [WC] Ryoma SLOANE (NZL) 6-2 6-0
Dayne KELLY (AUS) vs Dane PROPOGGIA (AUS) 7-5 6-0
[7] Michael LAMMER (SUI) has a Bye

[4] Mikhail VASILIEV (RUS) has a Bye
Purav RAJA (IND) vs [WC] Roy HOBBS (SIN) 6-3 6-0
David MARTIN (USA) vs Joel LINDNER (AUS) 6-3 7-6(8)
[5] Tsung-Hua YANG (TPE) has a Bye


SECOND QUALIFYING ROUND

[1] Pavol CERVENAK (SVK) vs Sanchai RATIWATANA (THA) 6-3 6-2
[8] Artem SITAK (NZL) vs Sonchat RATIWATANA (THA) 6-3 0-6 7-6(5)

[2] Frederik NIELSEN (DEN) vs Christopher RUNGKAT (INA) 7-5 7-6(5)
di WU (CHN) vs [6] Daniel COX (GBR) 6-7(5) 7-5 6-2

[3] Alberto BRIZZI (ITA) vs Lovro ZOVKO (CRO) 3-6 6-4 6-2
[7] Michael LAMMER (SUI) vs Dayne KELLY (AUS) 6-4 7-6(6)

[4] Mikhail VASILIEV (RUS) vs Purav RAJA (IND) 7-5 6-3
[5] Tsung-Hua YANG (TPE) vs David MARTIN (USA) 4-6 6-3 6-0


FINAL QUALIFYING ROUND

[8] Artem SITAK (NZL) vs [1] Pavol CERVENAK (SVK) 6-2 2-6 6-4
[2] Frederik NIELSEN (DEN) vs di WU (CHN) 6-3 6-2
[7] Michael LAMMER (SUI) vs [3] Alberto BRIZZI (ITA) 7-6(3) 6-2
[5] Tsung-Hua YANG (TPE) vs [4] Mikhail VASILIEV (RUS) 6-2 6-3

Jacques_Ukraine
01-04-2011, 02:57 PM
MAIN DRAW

[1] Somdev DEVVARMAN (IND) vs [WC] Peerakiat SIRILUETHAIWATTANA (THA)
John MILLMAN (AUS) vs [WC] Sergei BUBKA (UKR)
Matteo VIOLA (ITA) vs James WARD (GBR)
Simone VAGNOZZI (ITA) vs [8] Andrej MARTIN (SVK)

[4] Alexander KUDRYAVTSEV (RUS) vs Flavio CIPOLLA (ITA)
Dusan LOJDA (CZE) vs Marco CRUGNOLA (ITA)
Brydan KLEIN (AUS) vs [WC] Karan RASTOGI (IND)
Dmitry TURSUNOV (RUS) vs [6] Ivo MINAR (CZE)

[5] Lukas ROSOL (CZE) vs Rik DE VOEST (RSA)
QUALIFIER vs Rajeev RAM (USA)
QUALIFIER vs [WC] Michael YANI (USA)
Franco SKUGOR (CRO) vs [3] Paolo LORENZI (ITA)

[7] Thiago ALVES (BRA) vs Tatsuma ITO (JPN)
Peter POLANSKY (CAN) vs Nick LINDAHL (SWE)
QUALIFIER vs Ivo KLEC (SVK)
QUALIFIER vs [2] Go SOEDA (JPN)


FIRST ROUND

[1] Somdev DEVVARMAN (IND) vs [WC] Peerakiat SIRILUETHAIWATTANA (THA) 6-2 6-1
John MILLMAN (AUS) vs [WC] Sergei BUBKA (UKR) 7-6(2) 6-7(5) 6-2
Matteo VIOLA (ITA) vs James WARD (GBR) 5-7 6-0 7-5
[8] Andrej MARTIN (SVK) vs Simone VAGNOZZI (ITA) 6-3 6-2

Flavio CIPOLLA (ITA) vs [4] Alexander KUDRYAVTSEV (RUS) 6-1 6-2
Dusan LOJDA (CZE) vs Marco CRUGNOLA (ITA) 6-2 7-5
[WC] Karan RASTOGI (IND) vs Brydan KLEIN (AUS) 6-1 3-6 6-4
Dmitry TURSUNOV (RUS) vs [6] Ivo MINAR (CZE) 6-2 6-4

[5] Lukas ROSOL (CZE) vs Rik DE VOEST (RSA) 7-6(6) 7-6(5)
Rajeev RAM (USA) vs [Q] Tsung-Hua YANG (TPE) 7-7(7) 6-3 6-0
[WC] Michael YANI (USA) vs [Q] Artem SITAK (NZL) 6-1 7-6(4)
[3] Paolo LORENZI (ITA) vs Franco SKUGOR (CRO) 6-4 3-6 6-3

Tatsuma ITO (JPN) vs [7] Thiago ALVES (BRA) 6-1 6-1
Nick LINDAHL (SWE) vs Peter POLANSKY (CAN) 7-6(4) 6-4
Ivo KLEC (SVK) vs [Q] Michael LAMMER (SUI) 4-6 6-3 6-1
[2] Go SOEDA (JPN) vs [Q] Frederik NIELSEN (DEN) 7-6(7) 6-3


SECOND ROUND

[1] Somdev DEVVARMAN (IND) vs John MILLMAN (AUS) 6-4 6-3
[8] Andrej MARTIN (SVK) vs Matteo VIOLA (ITA) 6-4 7-5
Flavio CIPOLLA (ITA) vs Dusan LOJDA (CZE) 6-0 0-0 ret’d
Dmitry TURSUNOV (RUS) vs [WC] Karan RASTOGI (IND) 6-3 6-2

[5] Lukas ROSOL (CZE) vs Rajeev RAM (USA) 7-5 4-6 7-6(6)
[WC] Michael YANI (USA) vs [3] Paolo LORENZI (ITA) 6-2 6-4
Tatsuma ITO (JPN) vs Nick LINDAHL (SWE) 6-0 1-2 ret’d
[2] Go SOEDA (JPN) vs Ivo KLEC (SVK) 7-5 6-3


QFs

[8] Andrej MARTIN (SVK) vs [1] Somdev DEVVARMAN (IND) 6-3 6-4
Dmitry TURSUNOV (RUS) vs Flavio CIPOLLA (ITA) 5-7 6-3 6-2
[5] Lukas ROSOL (CZE) vs [WC] Michael YANI (USA) 4-6 6-4 6-2
[2] Go SOEDA (JPN) vs Tatsuma ITO (JPN) 6-3 6-0


SFs

Dmitry TURSUNOV (RUS) vs [8] Andrej MARTIN (SVK) 6-4 6-3
[5] Lukas ROSOL (CZE) vs [2] Go SOEDA (JPN) 6-4 7-6(2)


FINAL

Dmitry TURSUNOV (RUS) vs [5] Lukas ROSOL (CZE) 6-4 6-2

Jacques_Ukraine
01-04-2011, 02:57 PM
DOUBLES DRAW

[1] Scott LIPSKY (USA) & David MARTIN (USA) vs Franco SKUGOR (CRO) & Lovro ZOVKO (CRO)
Artem SITAK (NZL) & Matteo VIOLA (ITA) vs Peter POLANSKY (CAN) & Go SOEDA (JPN)
[3] Johan BRUNSTROM (SWE) & Frederik NIELSEN (DEN) vs Alexander KUDRYAVTSEV (RUS) & Lukas ROSOL (CZE)
Dusan LOJDA (CZE) & Ivo MINAR (CZE) vs Thiago ALVES (BRA) & Paolo LORENZI (ITA)

[WC] Dmitry TURSUNOV (RUS) & Jimmy WANG (TPE) vs [WC] Roy HOBBS (SIN) & Tsung-Hua YANG (TPE)
Rik DE VOEST (RSA) & Somdev DEVVARMAN (IND) vs [4] Flavio CIPOLLA (ITA) & Simone VAGNOZZI (ITA)
Mao-Xin GONG (CHN) & Zhe LI (CHN) vs Treat Conrad HUEY (PHI) & Purav RAJA (IND)
[WC] Karan RASTOGI (IND) & Christopher RUNGKAT (INA) vs [2] Sanchai RATIWATANA (THA) & Sonchat RATIWATANA (THA)


FIRST ROUND

[1] S.LIPSKY (USA) & D.MARTIN (USA) vs F.SKUGOR (CRO) & L.ZOVKO (CRO) 6-1 6-2
P.POLANSKY (CAN) & G.SOEDA (JPN) vs A.SITAK (NZL) & M.VIOLA (ITA) 6-4 6-3
[3] J.BRUNSTROM (SWE) & F.NIELSEN (DEN) vs A.KUDRYAVTSEV (RUS) & L.ROSOL (CZE) 7-6(5) 7-5
T.ALVES (BRA) & P.LORENZI (ITA) vs D.LOJDA (CZE) & I.MINAR (CZE) 6-4 7-6(4)

[WC] D.TURSUNOV (RUS) & J.WANG (TPE) vs [WC] R.HOBBS (SIN) & T.-H.YANG (TPE) 6-0 7-5
R.DE VOEST (RSA) & S.DEVVARMAN (IND) vs [4] F.CIPOLLA (ITA) & S.VAGNOZZI (ITA) 6-4 6-3
T.C.HUEY (PHI) & P.RAJA (IND) vs M.-X.GONG (CHN) & Z.LI (CHN) 6-2 6-1
[2] S.RATIWATANA (THA) & S.RATIWATANA (THA) vs [WC] K.RASTOGI (IND) & C.RUNGKAT (INA) 6-4 6-1


QFs

[1] S.LIPSKY (USA) & D.MARTIN (USA) vs P.POLANSKY (CAN) & G.SOEDA (JPN) 6-3 6-1
[3] J.BRUNSTROM (SWE) & F.NIELSEN (DEN) vs T.ALVES (BRA) & P.LORENZI (ITA) wo.
R.DE VOEST (RSA) & S.DEVVARMAN (IND) vs [WC] D.TURSUNOV (RUS) & J.WANG (TPE) 6-4 3-6 10-7
[2] S.RATIWATANA (THA) & S.RATIWATANA (THA) vs T.C.HUEY (PHI) & P.RAJA (IND) 7-6(5) 2-6 10-5


SFs

[1] S.LIPSKY (USA) & D.MARTIN (USA) vs [3] J.BRUNSTROM (SWE) & F.NIELSEN (DEN) 7-6(6) 3-6 10-5
[2] S.RATIWATANA (THA) & S.RATIWATANA (THA) vs R.DE VOEST (RSA) & S.DEVVARMAN (IND) 6-4 6-7(2) 10-7


FINAL

[1] S.LIPSKY (USA) & D.MARTIN (USA) vs [2] S.RATIWATANA (THA) & S.RATIWATANA (THA) 5-7 6-1 10-8

Jacques_Ukraine
01-04-2011, 08:53 PM
Good luck, Bubka!

hyperren
01-05-2011, 02:58 AM
Nice. I'll do my best to watch, take photos, and report as much as I can from here. :D

TennisOnWood
01-05-2011, 09:49 AM
Nice. I'll do my best to watch, take photos, and report as much as I can from here. :D

Looking forward to that

hyperren
01-13-2011, 12:43 AM
Tickets go on sale here (http://www.sistic.com.sg/event/tennis0111.html) tomorrow, Friday. Looks like the schedule (SG time, which is GMT+8) is gonna be:

Qualifying Rounds: 23-24 January (Sunday and Monday)
R32: 25-26 January (Tuesday and Wednesday)
R16: 27 January (Thursday)
QF: 28 January (Friday)
SF: 29 January (Saturday)
F: 30 January (Sunday)

Hope the weather is an improvement over what we've had this week...

shoustar89
01-13-2011, 06:07 AM
Good luck to Chinese boys!

Belludal
01-13-2011, 08:07 AM
Go Alves!

Let´s win this tournament and get a better position on ATP Ranking!

maratmaratyang
01-14-2011, 02:05 PM
Good Luck to Yang Tsung-Hua,Zhang Ze,Wu Di,Bai Yan

hyperren
01-14-2011, 05:03 PM
Tournament Website (http://www.singaporeatpchallenger.com/)

I already have my tickets to watch, so hopefully I'll be able to take lots of photos and maybe some autographs as well!

MaratPure
01-15-2011, 04:02 AM
GL to Filip and all Chinese boys

buji
01-17-2011, 03:13 PM
Karan Rastogi gets a wc for md.

http://www.deccanherald.com/content/129972/rastogi-gets-wild-card-somdev.html

Jacques_Ukraine
01-17-2011, 05:43 PM
OUT: Krajinovic (MD) + Semjan (ALT)
IN: Crugnola

mashamaniac
01-17-2011, 08:04 PM
Good Luck to devvarman, polansky and Goffin...

mashamaniac
01-17-2011, 08:05 PM
Tournament Website (http://www.singaporeatpchallenger.com/)

I already have my tickets to watch, so hopefully I'll be able to take lots of photos and maybe some autographs as well!

Good. If you get the opportunity then plz take some pics of somdev and goffin... :wavey:

SeagullUK
01-21-2011, 11:30 AM
Singapore
OUT: Krajinovic, Matosevic, Goffin (and Semjan, Mertens, Dustov from ALT)
IN: Crugnola, Lindahl, Klec
NEXT: Lammer, Cervenak, Nielsen

Jacques_Ukraine
01-21-2011, 01:34 PM
Preliminary schedule (http://www.singaporeatpchallenger.com/schedule.html)

Qualifying (Free Admission)
Sunday, 23 January 2011 - Matches start 10:00 AM onwards
Monday, 24 January 2011 - Matches start10:00 AM onwards

Main Draw (Tickets through SISTIC http://www.sistic.com.sg/portal/dt?retry=1&dt.windowProvider.targetPortletChannel=JSPTabConta iner/sEventsCalendar/Event&contentCode=tennis0111&dt.isPortletRequest=true&dt.provider=PortletWindowProcessChannel&dt.containerName=JSPTabContainer/sEventsCalendar&dt.action=process&dt.windowProvider.currentChannelMode=VIEW&dt.window.portletAction=RENDER)
Tuesday, 25 January 2011 - Matches start 4:00 PM onwards
Wednesday, 26 January 2011 - Matches start 4:00 PM onwards
Thursday, 27 January 2011 - Matches start 4:00 PM onwards
Friday, 28 January 2011 - Matches start 4:00 PM onwards
Saturday, 29 January 2011 - Matches start 4:00 PM onwards
Sunday, 30 January 2011 - Matches start 5:00 PM onwards

Jacques_Ukraine
01-22-2011, 04:40 PM
QD http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2011/6232/qs.pdf

See also page 1

Belludal
01-22-2011, 05:30 PM
I think that Tiago Fernandes get a wild card because weeks ago he said that he will play Singapore and Burnie.

But we don´t see Tiago Fernandes on qualy. Probably he got a wild card or not will play the tournament.

hyperren
01-23-2011, 01:25 AM
I'm guessing Udomchoke also gets a WC here.

GL in qualies to Treat Conrad Huey, as well as to Austin Karosi (whom I met last night)!

maratmaratyang
01-23-2011, 06:18 AM
The Livescore didn't work......

Jacques_Ukraine
01-23-2011, 02:12 PM
MAIN DRAW

[1] Somdev DEVVARMAN (IND) vs [WC] Peerakiat SIRILUETHAIWATTANA (THA)
John MILLMAN (AUS) vs [WC] Sergei BUBKA (UKR)
Matteo VIOLA (ITA) vs James WARD (GBR)
Simone VAGNOZZI (ITA) vs [8] Andrej MARTIN (SVK)

[4] Alexander KUDRYAVTSEV (RUS) vs Flavio CIPOLLA (ITA)
Dusan LOJDA (CZE) vs Marco CRUGNOLA (ITA)
Brydan KLEIN (AUS) vs [WC] Karan RASTOGI (IND)
Dmitry TURSUNOV (RUS) vs [6] Ivo MINAR (CZE)

[5] Lukas ROSOL (CZE) vs Rik DE VOEST (RSA)
QUALIFIER vs Rajeev RAM (USA)
QUALIFIER vs [WC] Michael YANI (USA)
Franco SKUGOR (CRO) vs [3] Paolo LORENZI (ITA)

[7] Thiago ALVES (BRA) vs Tatsuma ITO (JPN)
Peter POLANSKY (CAN) vs Nick LINDAHL (SWE)
QUALIFIER vs Ivo KLEC (SVK)
QUALIFIER vs [2] Go SOEDA (JPN)

Jacques_Ukraine
01-23-2011, 02:21 PM
FIRST QUALIFYING ROUND

[1] Pavol CERVENAK (SVK) has a Bye
Sanchai RATIWATANA (THA) vs [WC] Austin KAROSI (USA) 7-5 6-3
Sonchat RATIWATANA (THA) vs [WC] Blagovest PETROV (BUL) 6-0 6-1
[8] Artem SITAK (NZL) vs [WC] Arnaud DAIRAINE (FRA) 6-2 6-2

[2] Frederik NIELSEN (DEN) has a Bye
Christopher RUNGKAT (INA) vs Jimmy WANG (TPE) 6-2 1-6 6-3
di WU (CHN) vs Treat Conrad HUEY (PHI) 6-3 6-4
[6] Daniel COX (GBR) has a Bye

[3] Alberto BRIZZI (ITA) has a Bye
Lovro ZOVKO (CRO) vs [WC] Ryoma SLOANE (NZL) 6-2 6-0
Dayne KELLY (AUS) vs Dane PROPOGGIA (AUS) 7-5 6-0
[7] Michael LAMMER (SUI) has a Bye

[4] Mikhail VASILIEV (RUS) has a Bye
Purav RAJA (IND) vs [WC] Roy HOBBS (SIN) 6-3 6-0
David MARTIN (USA) vs Joel LINDNER (AUS) 6-3 7-6(8)
[5] Tsung-Hua YANG (TPE) has a Bye

Jacques_Ukraine
01-23-2011, 02:34 PM
SECOND QUALIFYING ROUND

[1] Pavol CERVENAK (SVK) vs Sanchai RATIWATANA (THA) 6-3 6-2
[8] Artem SITAK (NZL) vs Sonchat RATIWATANA (THA) 6-3 0-6 7-6(5)

[2] Frederik NIELSEN (DEN) vs Christopher RUNGKAT (INA) 7-5 7-6(5)
di WU (CHN) vs [6] Daniel COX (GBR) 6-7(5) 7-5 6-2

[3] Alberto BRIZZI (ITA) vs Lovro ZOVKO (CRO) 3-6 6-4 6-2
[7] Michael LAMMER (SUI) vs Dayne KELLY (AUS) 6-4 7-6(6)

[4] Mikhail VASILIEV (RUS) vs Purav RAJA (IND) 7-5 6-3
[5] Tsung-Hua YANG (TPE) vs David MARTIN (USA) 4-6 6-3 6-0

Sombrerero loco
01-23-2011, 03:21 PM
GL john millman :)

Chris-swede
01-23-2011, 04:12 PM
Di Wu??? has he any chance vs nielsen? hope not!

hyperren
01-23-2011, 04:37 PM
I'm going to do my best to tweet during the matches, so you can follow me @hyperren (http://twitter.com/hyperren) on Twitter. :) I think I'll catch the qualifying matches tomorrow, most likely Nielsen-Wu and Cervenak-Sitak. :)

*Jean*
01-23-2011, 04:54 PM
go Sergei, Dmitry

maratmaratyang
01-24-2011, 08:55 AM
Yang 6-2,1-2

Wu 3-6,1-1

maratmaratyang
01-24-2011, 08:56 AM
Yang 6-2,1-3

maratmaratyang
01-24-2011, 09:18 AM
Nielson 6-3,6-2 Wu Di
Yang Tsung-Hua 6-2,6-3 Vasiliev

starluk
01-24-2011, 11:38 AM
poor didi~
good luck to Yang!

Jacques_Ukraine
01-24-2011, 01:09 PM
FINAL QUALIFYING ROUND (according to our mate http://twitter.com/#!/hyperren)

[8] Artem SITAK (NZL) vs [1] Pavol CERVENAK (SVK) 6-2 2-6 6-4
[2] Frederik NIELSEN (DEN) vs di WU (CHN) 6-3 6-2
[7] Michael LAMMER (SUI) vs [3] Alberto BRIZZI (ITA) 7-6(3) 6-2
[5] Tsung-Hua YANG (TPE) vs [4] Mikhail VASILIEV (RUS) 6-2 6-3

Jacques_Ukraine
01-24-2011, 02:16 PM
MAIN DRAW (with qualifiers placed)

[1] Somdev DEVVARMAN (IND) vs [WC] Peerakiat SIRILUETHAIWATTANA (THA)
John MILLMAN (AUS) vs [WC] Sergei BUBKA (UKR)
Matteo VIOLA (ITA) vs James WARD (GBR)
Simone VAGNOZZI (ITA) vs [8] Andrej MARTIN (SVK)

[4] Alexander KUDRYAVTSEV (RUS) vs Flavio CIPOLLA (ITA)
Dusan LOJDA (CZE) vs Marco CRUGNOLA (ITA)
Brydan KLEIN (AUS) vs [WC] Karan RASTOGI (IND)
Dmitry TURSUNOV (RUS) vs [6] Ivo MINAR (CZE)

[5] Lukas ROSOL (CZE) vs Rik DE VOEST (RSA)
[Q] Tsung-Hua YANG (TPE) vs Rajeev RAM (USA)
[Q] Artem SITAK (NZL) vs [WC] Michael YANI (USA)
Franco SKUGOR (CRO) vs [3] Paolo LORENZI (ITA)

[7] Thiago ALVES (BRA) vs Tatsuma ITO (JPN)
Peter POLANSKY (CAN) vs Nick LINDAHL (SWE)
[Q] Michael LAMMER (SUI) vs Ivo KLEC (SVK)
[Q] Frederik NIELSEN (DEN) vs [2] Go SOEDA (JPN)

Jacques_Ukraine
01-24-2011, 03:44 PM
DOUBLES DRAW

[1] Scott LIPSKY (USA) & David MARTIN (USA) vs Franco SKUGOR (CRO) & Lovro ZOVKO (CRO)
Artem SITAK (NZL) & Matteo VIOLA (ITA) vs Peter POLANSKY (CAN) & Go SOEDA (JPN)
[3] Johan BRUNSTROM (SWE) & Frederik NIELSEN (DEN) vs Alexander KUDRYAVTSEV (RUS) & Lukas ROSOL (CZE)
Dusan LOJDA (CZE) & Ivo MINAR (CZE) vs Thiago ALVES (BRA) & Paolo LORENZI (ITA)

[WC] Dmitry TURSUNOV (RUS) & Jimmy WANG (TPE) vs [WC] Roy HOBBS (SIN) & Tsung-Hua YANG (TPE)
Rik DE VOEST (RSA) & Somdev DEVVARMAN (IND) vs [4] Flavio CIPOLLA (ITA) & Simone VAGNOZZI (ITA)
Mao-Xin GONG (CHN) & Zhe LI (CHN) vs Treat Conrad HUEY (PHI) & Purav RAJA (IND)
[WC] Karan RASTOGI (IND) & Christopher RUNGKAT (INA) vs [2] Sanchai RATIWATANA (THA) & Sonchat RATIWATANA (THA)

hyperren
01-24-2011, 04:05 PM
I'll post photos later.

So, I got to watch two matches today, I'll do my best to give an accurate report.

Frederik Nielsen [2/DEN] d. di Wu [CHN]
Short match, I think Freddie closed it out in just over an hour. Nielsen wasn't in any real trouble, and Wu broke just once. Nielsen has a pretty good serve, getting a few aces, though it's nothing too spectacular, and he does well in rallies. He does well at retrieving balls and keeping them in play, which is just about the bare minimum he needed to beat di Wu. Wu had no weapons in his arsenal, really. A decent serve every now and then, but he made quite a lot of double-faults during the match (some really weak second serves that just barely hit the net, for example). He's what MTF would call a "pusher." Doesn't do anything special with the ball, just keeps it in play. Most of Nielsen's errors came when he was too impatient and tried to finish the point as quickly as possible. Overall, Nielsen deserved the win, and the scoreline reflected how easy it actually was.

Artem Sitak [8/NZL] d. Pavol Cervenak [1/SVK]
This was an up-and-down match, lots of drama (all from Cervenak), and the momentum shifted as frequently as the weather did. (The weather was crazy: It started out hot, then cloudy, then the wind started whipping.) Cervenak has a killer serve (when it's on), and a great whipping forehand. Sitak was pretty damn good whenever he approached the net; in fact, he won with a sort of semi-lob at the net over the tall Slovak.) The momentum throughout this match kept shifting, and I think the main thing was that Sitak kept his cool throughout the match, no matter what went on. Cervenak cursed, screamed, disputed calls (not a lot), and generally seemed grumpy whenever things weren't going his way. It's like everything got into his head. Cervenak actually held some 40-0 leads in his last couple of service games, but then Sitak fought back and Cervenak lost his cool... and ultimately the match. Which is a shame; I thought Cervenak over-all was the better (and more talented) player.

Only Centre Court has stadium seating, which sucks because there are some interesting matches on the other courts, and it's tough to watch (and take photos, haha) through the fencing. On the other hand, there's a generally more relaxed atmosphere (though that could change when the main draw starts) and it's quite easy to approach the players. Also, with Court 3, you couldn't really get too close because then you'll be right behind the players during the change-overs.

I will most likely catch Viola v. Ward for the first match, then probably Millman-Bubka for the second match. I have to say, I'm puzzled by the fact that organizers placed top seed (and top draw) Somdev on Court #2 instead on Centre Court... weird. (The Centre Court match: Brydan Klein v. Karan Rastogi. Whuuuut.) The day end with doubles.

*Jean*
01-24-2011, 04:07 PM
go Rik/Somdev ;)

valexie03
01-24-2011, 04:37 PM
Thanks for the report hyperren :wavey:

hyperren
01-24-2011, 04:53 PM
Frederik Nielsen (http://www.flickr.com/photos/hyperren/sets/72157625896630682/with/5384957964/)

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5212/5384942760_d548268295.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5217/5384957964_a3ac6bed15.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5216/5384337905_5543d99019.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5217/5384962308_e2c09aca7f.jpg

Jacques_Ukraine
01-24-2011, 05:22 PM
Thanks for report and pics, Ren

TennisOnWood
01-24-2011, 05:55 PM
Thanks. Hope you have some picture of Di Wu cause I follow young players

Chris-swede
01-24-2011, 06:08 PM
bad draw for nielsen but maybe he can surprise soeda..cause fredde played some matches here..

Caio_Brasil
01-24-2011, 06:15 PM
Thanks a lot for the report, please keep them coming :)

Also the outside courts are where the action is, gotta stay there :p

filwis
01-24-2011, 07:04 PM
Cervenak leads 4-3 *40:00 and lost 4-6.. fucking mug

hyperren
01-24-2011, 11:24 PM
Thanks. Hope you have some picture of Di Wu cause I follow young players

Sorry, I don't, but I'll double-check if my friend does.

bad draw for nielsen but maybe he can surprise soeda..cause fredde played some matches here..

Yeah, I saw the draw, and my first though was, "Of COURSE Nielsen takes the toughest draw." :p

Thanks a lot for the report, please keep them coming :)

Also the outside courts are where the action is, gotta stay there :p

No worries, and haha, looking at the schedule, I think I'll stick to the outside courts. Still confused that the top seed isn't playing on Centre Court, though...

hyperren
01-24-2011, 11:33 PM
Artem Sitak

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5215/5385015424_b3e6223fe0.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5212/5384441595_a0e74bbc9c.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5212/5384478119_681dc2fc68.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5219/5385091230_f00dc417f6.jpg

Pavol Cervenak

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5213/5384416207_49aaa4402d.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5220/5384436637_d7bbf07db8.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5213/5385086580_58258b36b1.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5218/5385090496_1657867d8a.jpg

All my photos from that match are here (http://www.flickr.com/photos/hyperren/sets/72157625896958952/).

hyperren
01-25-2011, 05:04 AM
It's currently raining buckets where I am here in Singapore... don't know if that's also the case at the tournament venue, but if that's the case, the rain has three hours to clear up if we're gonna see any matches played today.

jmf07
01-25-2011, 05:43 AM
Thanks for he reports Hyperren. Good to hear Nielsen didn't have too many troubles. Hopefully the Mailman (Millman) can deliver today.

maratmaratyang
01-25-2011, 06:51 AM
Thanks. Hope you have some picture of Di Wu cause I follow young players

IN SINGAPORE:
http://ww2.sinaimg.cn/bmiddle/6d9dab99jw6ddnch3rmcbj.jpg


Last year in China:
http://www.shandong2009.cn/tyrd/tyrdtp/200910/W020091027517064028153.jpg

http://images.sport.org.cn/Image/2009/10/27/1740522703.jpg

http://img2008.titan24.com/imgwater/943000/943842.jpg

hyperren
01-25-2011, 07:19 AM
About an hour prior to start of play, the weather is still quite gloomy and a bit rainy in some parts of the city.

From @JamesWardtennis (http://twitter.com/#!/JamesWardtennis/status/29795009247055872): "@hyperren (http://www.twitter.com/hyperren) the courts are wet here!! Not sure when we will start"

I am on my way to the courts, will be tweeting from there.

starluk
01-25-2011, 07:44 AM
any LL?

Skydancer
01-25-2011, 08:29 AM
Any news from courts?

Skydancer
01-25-2011, 08:52 AM
Hard rain?

Jacques_Ukraine
01-25-2011, 08:52 AM
Any news from courts?

2 minutes ago:
@hyperren Ren Robles on Twitter
Sun back up. Courts being dried. Maybe I can finally watch @JamesWardtennis play his match.

TennisOnWood
01-25-2011, 09:01 AM
Thanks maratmaratyang

Iván
01-25-2011, 09:44 AM
any scores?

Jacques_Ukraine
01-25-2011, 09:53 AM
any scores?

Today the ATP scoreboard is working:
Tursunov vs Minar 2*-1
Viola vs Ward 3-2*
Kudryavtsev vs Cipolla 1*-3
Lojda vs Crugnola 3-0*

gaco12
01-25-2011, 10:17 AM
any scores??
klein- rastogi
millman - bubka
vagnozzi- an martin

Jacques_Ukraine
01-25-2011, 10:37 AM
any scores??
klein- rastogi
millman - bubka
vagnozzi- an martin

not started yet

Jacques_Ukraine
01-25-2011, 10:41 AM
Flavio CIPOLLA (ITA) vs [4] Alexander KUDRYAVTSEV (RUS) 6-1 6-2

ranaqu
01-25-2011, 10:49 AM
Tursunov - I. Minar 6:2, 6:4
Lojda - Crugnola 6:2, 7:5
Mat. Viola - J. Ward 5:7, 6:0, 7:5

Iván
01-25-2011, 11:23 AM
Rastogi 4-1*

Iván
01-25-2011, 11:26 AM
lol klein, so bad

Jacques_Ukraine
01-25-2011, 02:11 PM
FIRST ROUND

[1] Somdev DEVVARMAN (IND) vs [WC] Peerakiat SIRILUETHAIWATTANA (THA) 6-2 6-1
John MILLMAN (AUS) vs [WC] Sergei BUBKA (UKR) 7-6(2) 6-7(5) 6-2
Matteo VIOLA (ITA) vs James WARD (GBR) 5-7 6-0 7-5
[8] Andrej MARTIN (SVK) vs Simone VAGNOZZI (ITA) 6-3 6-2

Flavio CIPOLLA (ITA) vs [4] Alexander KUDRYAVTSEV (RUS) 6-1 6-2
Dusan LOJDA (CZE) vs Marco CRUGNOLA (ITA) 6-2 7-5
[WC] Karan RASTOGI (IND) vs Brydan KLEIN (AUS) 6-1 3-6 6-4
Dmitry TURSUNOV (RUS) vs [6] Ivo MINAR (CZE) 6-2 6-4

[5] Lukas ROSOL (CZE) vs Rik DE VOEST (RSA)
[Q] Tsung-Hua YANG (TPE) vs Rajeev RAM (USA)
[Q] Artem SITAK (NZL) vs [WC] Michael YANI (USA)
Franco SKUGOR (CRO) vs [3] Paolo LORENZI (ITA)

[7] Thiago ALVES (BRA) vs Tatsuma ITO (JPN)
Peter POLANSKY (CAN) vs Nick LINDAHL (SWE)
[Q] Michael LAMMER (SUI) vs Ivo KLEC (SVK)
[Q] Frederik NIELSEN (DEN) vs [2] Go SOEDA (JPN)

hyperren
01-25-2011, 03:22 PM
I didn't get to watch any one match completely, so I can't give accurate match reports, but I'll do my best...

[1] Somdev DEVVARMAN (IND) vs [WC] Peerakiat SIRILUETHAIWATTANA (THA) 6-2 6-1
Didn't see this one. I saw the scoreline early on and decided it wasn't worth it. Valiant effort from the Thai, but Somdev (I guess) is just on another level.

John MILLMAN (AUS) vs [WC] Sergei BUBKA (UKR) 7-6(2) 6-7(5) 6-2
Tough match for both. A LOT of ball-bashing from both. Millman seems to come from the Lleyton Hewitt School of "C'mon!". Bubka's got a big serve and powerful shots, but that's basically it, a little low on tactics, and not mentally all there. Millman kept psyching himself up with constant "C'mon!"s, not to mention saying "toweltoweltowel" to the ball kids between points. Perhaps that was the biggest difference between the two; while Millman was psyching himself up, Bubka was psyching himself out.

Matteo VIOLA (ITA) vs James WARD (GBR) 5-7 6-0 7-5
Good fight in the first set and a third; totally missed the second set, so I have no idea what happened there. Didn't really get a sense of what kind of game either had, a lot of baseline rallies (and Ward tended to lose them if they went on for too long). Neither seemed up for changing it up, and usually if they tried going to the net (or doing a drop shot), it simply failed. Ward has a good serve, a nice forehand, an okay double-handed backhand, and a meh single-handed backhand slice. Ward was actually up a break on Viola in the third, and I think he got frustrated when he got broken right back. Viola had an MTO, not sure for what.

[8] Andrej MARTIN (SVK) vs Simone VAGNOZZI (ITA) 6-3 6-2
I am in love with Martin's forehand. There, I said it. It's quite the weapon. Nice booming serve, too, and isn't too bad at the net. Vagnozzi had a valiant effort but Martin was just too strong.

Flavio CIPOLLA (ITA) vs [4] Alexander KUDRYAVTSEV (RUS) 6-1 6-2
Scrappy performance from Cipolla, chasing down everything and making Kudryatsev work hard. Paid off for the Italian. Kudryatsev has a powerful serve, but Cipolla is an impressive returner, which I guess is how he beat the Russian. Kudryatsev tried everything in this match, but Cipolla just chased everything down. Could be a dark horse.

Dusan LOJDA (CZE) vs Marco CRUGNOLA (ITA) 6-2 7-5
Didn't see much of this match.

[WC] Karan RASTOGI (IND) vs Brydan KLEIN (AUS) 6-1 3-6 6-4
Only saw bits and pieces towards the end... Klein seemed to have cramping issues, but based on what I heard from other spectators, he seemed to be playing it up. Someone suggested he might retire when he was down match point, but mercifully he played on and gave Rastogi a proper win. On one game, I saw Rastogi running Klein ragged, pushing the ball in different directions, tiring the Aussie out. Towards the end, Rastogi was just pushing the ball back (I was wondering why he wasn't doing too much with the ball), and Klein was just swatting it back. Towards the end of the match, Klein yelled out, "How am I losing this?!" Heh.

Dmitry TURSUNOV (RUS) vs [6] Ivo MINAR (CZE) 6-2 6-4
Good fight from Tursunov, chasing down balls, working the net, and generally showing off a wide array of shots. Quite impressive, especially when he goes to the net. (Not too familiar with his game; is Tursunov a known serve-and-volleyer? He seemed to do that a lot.) Good effort from Minar trying to chase the balls, but Tursunov was too good here. Tursunov should easily conquer his now-seed-less quarter.

hyperren
01-25-2011, 04:19 PM
With Dmitry Tursunov (I'd have taken a better photo, but he was actually on his way to his match. Oops.):
http://i51.tinypic.com/2lboz1l.jpg

With Peter Polansky:
http://i53.tinypic.com/do9vtu.jpg

maratmaratyang
01-25-2011, 05:22 PM
Thanks maratmaratyang


More picture click here:
http://image.baidu.com/i?tn=baiduimage&ct=201326592&cl=2&lm=-1&fr=&fmq=&pv=&ic=0&z=0&se=1&showtab=0&fb=0&width=&height=&face=0&istype=2&word=%CE%E2%B5%CF+%CD%F8%C7%F2&s=0#

*Jean*
01-25-2011, 06:05 PM
Dmitry :)
Sergei :sad:

Sombrerero loco
01-25-2011, 06:33 PM
thanks so much for the pics an the reports :) they´re great ^^

Sombrerero loco
01-25-2011, 06:38 PM
btw, would you please have a pic with millman next time? :)

hyperren
01-26-2011, 12:07 AM
btw, would you please have a pic with millman next time? :)

I'm way ahead of you. ;)

http://i56.tinypic.com/3ua80.jpg

Not done with all my photos... I also have pics with Frederik Nielsen, Ivo Klec, Michael Lammer, Pavol Cervenak, James Ward, and Artem Sitak. :)

RonaldGomez
01-26-2011, 12:17 AM
Very nice reports, thx.

starluk
01-26-2011, 07:01 AM
I'm way ahead of you. ;)

http://i56.tinypic.com/3ua80.jpg

Not done with all my photos... I also have pics with Frederik Nielsen, Ivo Klec, Michael Lammer, Pavol Cervenak, James Ward, and Artem Sitak. :)

I wonder why I can't see ur pics~:sad:

ado_x
01-26-2011, 09:19 AM
what about match yani-sitak....result???

orangehat
01-26-2011, 09:44 AM
Raining :(

henwal_of_sweden
01-26-2011, 10:21 AM
The weatherforecast for the week in Singapore is not exactly sunny and clear blue sky

http://www.smhi.se/vadret/vadret-i-varlden/ortsvader/chart.do?geonameid=1880252&redirect=false

Jacques_Ukraine
01-26-2011, 10:31 AM
The weatherforecast for the week in Singapore is not exactly sunny and clear blue sky

http://www.smhi.se/vadret/vadret-i-varlden/ortsvader/chart.do?geonameid=1880252&redirect=false

Chances of T-storms all week on http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/findweather/getForecast?query=Singapore,%20Singapore&wuSelect=WEATHER
:))

Tommy_Ro
01-26-2011, 11:10 AM
so no matches today? anybody knows?

hyperren
01-26-2011, 11:37 AM
About an hour and a half ago, they said they'd wait for an hour before making a decision. As I left, the rain started falling faster... so I'm guessing we'll have a double-session tomorrow, with today's matches starting at 10am local time.

Ad Wim
01-26-2011, 12:02 PM
Players on the SB now!

maratmaratyang
01-26-2011, 12:03 PM
Game Start!!!!!!!!!!!!

hyperren
01-26-2011, 12:21 PM
Yup, quite late start, I dunno if they'll finish all the scheduled matches today... perhaps the doubles (and the second matches) will be moved to tomorrow morning.

Sombrerero loco
01-26-2011, 12:33 PM
hyper, please a pic from millman!!:)

hyperren
01-26-2011, 12:42 PM
I posted my pic with him already... ;)

Tipster13
01-26-2011, 01:09 PM
Artem Sitak New Zealand ?? New kiwi ? :lol:

Fro_Lech
01-26-2011, 01:41 PM
Artem Sitak New Zealand ?? New kiwi ? :lol:


http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/sport/4361951/Sitak-from-Russia-at-New-Zealands-service

Iván
01-26-2011, 01:44 PM
sitak 1-6 3-3*

alex74
01-26-2011, 02:02 PM
what about the match Lammer - Klec? Will be played tonight? or is the revised OOP out?

kp21
01-26-2011, 02:07 PM
R. Ram - T.H. Yang 6:7 6:3 6:0
M. Yani - A. Sitak 6:1 7:6
F. Skugor - P. Lorenzi 4:6 4:3*
L. Rosol - R. De Voest 7:6 4:1*

maratmaratyang
01-26-2011, 02:27 PM
OMG!!!Something wrong with Yang??

Iván
01-26-2011, 03:48 PM
Nielsen 6-7 0-0

Jacques_Ukraine
01-26-2011, 06:17 PM
FIRST ROUND

[1] Somdev DEVVARMAN (IND) vs [WC] Peerakiat SIRILUETHAIWATTANA (THA) 6-2 6-1
John MILLMAN (AUS) vs [WC] Sergei BUBKA (UKR) 7-6(2) 6-7(5) 6-2
Matteo VIOLA (ITA) vs James WARD (GBR) 5-7 6-0 7-5
[8] Andrej MARTIN (SVK) vs Simone VAGNOZZI (ITA) 6-3 6-2

Flavio CIPOLLA (ITA) vs [4] Alexander KUDRYAVTSEV (RUS) 6-1 6-2
Dusan LOJDA (CZE) vs Marco CRUGNOLA (ITA) 6-2 7-5
[WC] Karan RASTOGI (IND) vs Brydan KLEIN (AUS) 6-1 3-6 6-4
Dmitry TURSUNOV (RUS) vs [6] Ivo MINAR (CZE) 6-2 6-4

[5] Lukas ROSOL (CZE) vs Rik DE VOEST (RSA) 7-6(6) 7-6(5)
Rajeev RAM (USA) vs [Q] Tsung-Hua YANG (TPE) 7-7(7) 6-3 6-0
[WC] Michael YANI (USA) vs [Q] Artem SITAK (NZL) 6-1 7-6(4)
[3] Paolo LORENZI (ITA) vs Franco SKUGOR (CRO) 6-4 3-6 6-3

Tatsuma ITO (JPN) vs [7] Thiago ALVES (BRA) 6-1 6-1
Nick LINDAHL (SWE) vs Peter POLANSKY (CAN) 7-6(4) 5-2*
Ivo KLEC (SVK) vs [Q] Michael LAMMER (SUI) 4-6 6-3 6-1
[2] Go SOEDA (JPN) vs [Q] Frederik NIELSEN (DEN) 7-6(7) 6-3

Iván
01-26-2011, 06:45 PM
what the hell happened to lammer

was crusing 6-4 *3-2

Sombrerero loco
01-26-2011, 07:33 PM
I'm way ahead of you. ;)

http://i56.tinypic.com/3ua80.jpg

Not done with all my photos... I also have pics with Frederik Nielsen, Ivo Klec, Michael Lammer, Pavol Cervenak, James Ward, and Artem Sitak. :)

millman :hearts: thanks for the pic :worship:

*Jean*
01-26-2011, 08:10 PM
Thiago :tape:

hardcoree
01-26-2011, 08:57 PM
whats with this ? Nick LINDAHL(SWE)vs Peter POLANSKY(CAN) 7-6(4) 5-2* ?
Anybody knows final score? Retirement maybe?

Jacques_Ukraine
01-26-2011, 09:31 PM
whats with this ? Nick LINDAHL(SWE)vs Peter POLANSKY(CAN) 7-6(4) 5-2* ?
Anybody knows final score? Retirement maybe?

I guess it's postponed to tomorrow due to late time and darkness, will continue in the morning if weather allows

hardcoree
01-26-2011, 09:55 PM
Yeah probably. Thanks. I would be happy if Polansky retired because then my bet on him would be void, but nothing :(

hyperren
01-27-2011, 01:01 AM
I hope Peter can pull out a win when play resumes....

Fro_Lech
01-27-2011, 03:28 AM
hyperren read my PM to You

hyperren
01-27-2011, 06:59 AM
I was called in to work today, so I'll be missing much of today's matches. :(

villa
01-27-2011, 09:21 AM
Martin-Viola score?

Chris-swede
01-27-2011, 09:26 AM
Lindahl had 5*-3 40*-0 and got the rebreak...:sad::sad:

but now 40-0 on Polanskys serve"!

Jacques_Ukraine
01-27-2011, 09:29 AM
Nick LINDAHL (SWE) vs Peter POLANSKY (CAN) 7-6(4) 6-4

Tommy_Ro
01-27-2011, 09:29 AM
What about Martin - Viola match? I don't see it on the scoreboard. Did it started?

Chris-swede
01-27-2011, 09:30 AM
Lindahl won! yeah!

villa
01-27-2011, 09:32 AM
Martin-Viola??????/

hyperren
01-27-2011, 10:11 AM
According to the scoreboard, *4-3 for Martin in the first.

The Matador
01-27-2011, 10:28 AM
i know rosol will never beat this shit player its obvious;

Rosol 1st set 7-5 and ofcourse he cant win 2nd set been broken by probably the worst returner in tennis.

The Matador
01-27-2011, 10:30 AM
rosol doesnt stand a chance in the 3rd set

The Matador
01-27-2011, 10:37 AM
mark my words guys rosol now 7-5,4-6 he doesnt stand a chance in the 3rd its so clear

spanish_army
01-27-2011, 10:41 AM
Rosol is another shit player. Not differences between Ram and him.

The Matador
01-27-2011, 10:42 AM
well i would say he's better than ram and im sure a lot of other people would say the same

The Matador
01-27-2011, 10:46 AM
ram is the worst player ive every known im sorry he just is he literally cant do anything else but 1st serve thats it.

spanish_army
01-27-2011, 10:46 AM
Ram has got better results in his career, even has 1 title on grass. Last year was absolutely pathetic but on hard playing in Asia this match is 50-5o IMO.

The Matador
01-27-2011, 10:55 AM
Yeah that title on grass was was very lucky in the whole tournament he only played 1 player in the top 100 that was querrey in the final where with 2 serve mugs it was even. His draw was relatively easy there and obviously the serve helps on grass.

I still think somehow ram will luck out this match.

hyperren
01-27-2011, 10:56 AM
I'll try to figure out what happened to Lojda. >.< Cipolla took the first set 6-0 then Lojda retired.

The Matador
01-27-2011, 10:59 AM
trust me he will get lucky and win somehow

spanish_army
01-27-2011, 11:00 AM
Maybe in tie break

starluk
01-27-2011, 11:00 AM
anybody know where the scoreboard is?

The Matador
01-27-2011, 11:01 AM
Maybe in tie break
mark my words mate *4-2 3rd set rosol serving just no chance for him to win i know it.

spanish_army
01-27-2011, 11:02 AM
Rosol can't lose this. Break up in 3rd set against a bad returner.

The Matador
01-27-2011, 11:02 AM
Maybe in tie break
yeah probably the luckiest tie break ever thats all this guy ever wins by

The Matador
01-27-2011, 11:03 AM
Rosol can't lose this. Break up in 3rd set against a bad returner.
he will lose im sure of it like i told you ram always gets so lucky even if he is a break down which is strange as he is so bad as returning.

The Matador
01-27-2011, 11:04 AM
break coming right now real shame

hyperren
01-27-2011, 11:05 AM
Yani d Lorenzi 6-2 6-4

hyperren
01-27-2011, 11:07 AM
anybody know where the scoreboard is?

http://www.protennislive.com/frameset.asp?year=2011&wkno=4C&lang=en&tabno=2&eventid=6232&ref=www.singaporeatpchallenger.com/index.html

The Matador
01-27-2011, 11:07 AM
i never understand why anybody struggles on serve against this mug

The Matador
01-27-2011, 11:08 AM
12 aces in match for rosol but never when he needs them

The Matador
01-27-2011, 11:10 AM
rosol aint getting out of this game clearly

spanish_army
01-27-2011, 11:10 AM
This Rosol is a mug

spanish_army
01-27-2011, 11:15 AM
Now scoreboard is stopped, maybe we have a surprise when returns.

The Matador
01-27-2011, 11:16 AM
scoreboard is frozen on rosol match when it comes back on it will just say winner:R ram like 7-6 or something what a shit player he is.

The Matador
01-27-2011, 11:17 AM
Now scoreboard is stopped, maybe we have a surprise when returns.
all the other matches are working how typical it wont be a surprise to me if it comes back and says ram won cos i called it before

The Matador
01-27-2011, 11:19 AM
HAHAHAHAHA what i tell you this mug of a player broke back already hahahah how fukin typical theres only gonna be 1 winner from here.

The Matador
01-27-2011, 11:20 AM
he'll probably win 6-4 aswell from being 1-4 down thats what i mean by lucky this guy time and time again for being such a bad bad player

spanish_army
01-27-2011, 11:21 AM
Incredible, what a mug. Noe Ramm will win foe sure

The Matador
01-27-2011, 11:21 AM
4-1 rosol was up now 4-4 in the blink of an eye

The Matador
01-27-2011, 11:23 AM
Incredible, what a mug. Noe Ramm will win foe sure
oh yeah i knew he would win when he was 4-1 was quite sure of it aswell

spanish_army
01-27-2011, 11:23 AM
Rosol is out now, maybe will be broken again.

The Matador
01-27-2011, 11:23 AM
break coming now

The Matador
01-27-2011, 11:24 AM
how the fuk can rosol be struggling so bad on serve its a joke ram returns worse than a 3 year old girl

The Matador
01-27-2011, 11:25 AM
from 4-1 to 4-6 would make my day how typical is this

spanish_army
01-27-2011, 11:26 AM
This Rosol is a joke, unable to win 2 points in a row.

The Matador
01-27-2011, 11:26 AM
scoreboard cant even keep up with how fast rosol is losing points

spanish_army
01-27-2011, 11:26 AM
MP Ram

The Matador
01-27-2011, 11:26 AM
here we go gsm ram like i said earlier

The Matador
01-27-2011, 11:27 AM
what a disgrace to tennis this ram is he is a joke of a player

starluk
01-27-2011, 11:27 AM
http://www.protennislive.com/frameset.asp?year=2011&wkno=4C&lang=en&tabno=2&eventid=6232&ref=www.singaporeatpchallenger.com/index.htmlthx Lorenzi sucks

The Matador
01-27-2011, 11:28 AM
its just unbelievable rosol just cant win a bloody point

The Matador
01-27-2011, 11:32 AM
funny thing is even if rosol holds i still know he wont win will only delay the inevitable

The Matador
01-27-2011, 11:34 AM
2mp rosol but he wont take it its obvious

spanish_army
01-27-2011, 11:35 AM
MP saved with 2nd serve, incredible

The Matador
01-27-2011, 11:36 AM
hahahahah what i tell you 2mp wasted great

The Matador
01-27-2011, 11:36 AM
MP saved with 2nd serve, incredible
did u see what i mean by lucky this is the sort of player this mug is it pains me inside

The Matador
01-27-2011, 11:37 AM
3rd mp now but he'll never take it just typical

The Matador
01-27-2011, 11:38 AM
hahahaha 3rd saved withing a second now rosol really doesnt stand a chance

The Matador
01-27-2011, 11:39 AM
he had 15-40 2nd serve 2mps and this happens now he loses 7-5 its just so so typical i hope you see what i mean now when i call him lucky

The Matador
01-27-2011, 11:40 AM
rosol is finished now after having those mps

The Matador
01-27-2011, 11:42 AM
what a terrible way to lose this will be 4-1 up 3rd set then 3mps

The Matador
01-27-2011, 11:43 AM
looks like it will be a tie break loss then typical

spanish_army
01-27-2011, 11:43 AM
In TB Ram is clearly favourite. Aces of Rosol dissapear a lot of ago.

The Matador
01-27-2011, 11:46 AM
rosol will have no chance in the tie break even though he won 2 yesterday

The Matador
01-27-2011, 11:47 AM
rosol will just have no chance in the tie break i called this since 3-3 in the 2nd set i knew ram would just luck it out and win

The Matador
01-27-2011, 11:48 AM
here we go the moment we've been waiting for so 7-4 ram i would say guaranteed

The Matador
01-27-2011, 11:50 AM
4-1 rosol lets see how he will lose it from here

The Matador
01-27-2011, 11:52 AM
5-2 rosol

The Matador
01-27-2011, 11:52 AM
this is going to happen isnt it rosol will lose from 5-1 hahahaha

The Matador
01-27-2011, 11:53 AM
3 more mp

The Matador
01-27-2011, 11:54 AM
another saved thats 4 saved now

The Matador
01-27-2011, 11:54 AM
make that 5 saved both on 2nd serves

The Matador
01-27-2011, 11:55 AM
you have just got to be fucking kidding me from 5-1 in tie break rosol now 6-6 hahahahaahah this is a joke 5 match points gone 1 on his own serve now he loses it 8-6

The Matador
01-27-2011, 11:56 AM
another mp rosol number 6 now

The Matador
01-27-2011, 11:57 AM
Vamossssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss ssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss ssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss ssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss ssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss sssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss.

Gsm Rosol 7-5,4-6,7-6(6)

Iván
01-27-2011, 12:04 PM
can someone give me some information about ivo klec?

he should bt soeda today?

drdall
01-27-2011, 12:10 PM
can someone give me some information about ivo klec?

he should bt soeda today?

Depends mainly on his bookie...Ivo trains sometimes here with us in Switzerland (as well as Dodig and Veic); Our coach says:" What a life he is living, gambling, drinking, prostitutes...".He has little motivation. He collects some points to keep his ranking, especially during futures, but if he gets the chance to cheat, he does it. He has some good Eastern European bookies;)

spanish_army
01-27-2011, 12:22 PM
Our coach says:" What a life he is living, gambling, drinking, prostitutes...".

Great.

orangehat
01-27-2011, 01:27 PM
Dmitry Tursunov

http://img809.imageshack.us/img809/8709/tennis003.th.jpg (http://img809.imageshack.us/i/tennis003.jpg/)http://img713.imageshack.us/img713/3199/tennis011.th.jpg (http://img713.imageshack.us/i/tennis011.jpg/)

Matteo Viola
http://img513.imageshack.us/img513/2686/tennis012.th.jpg (http://img513.imageshack.us/i/tennis012.jpg/)

Flavio Cipolla :hearts:
http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/4766/tennis014.th.jpg (http://img59.imageshack.us/i/tennis014.jpg/)http://img545.imageshack.us/img545/2729/tennis017.th.jpg (http://img545.imageshack.us/i/tennis017.jpg/)

Dusan Lojda
http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/1162/tennis021k.th.jpg (http://img138.imageshack.us/i/tennis021k.jpg/)http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/1462/tennis018.th.jpg (http://img191.imageshack.us/i/tennis018.jpg/)

panoramix
01-27-2011, 01:32 PM
Soeda 7-5 4-1*

Jacques_Ukraine
01-27-2011, 01:50 PM
SECOND ROUND

[1] Somdev DEVVARMAN (IND) vs John MILLMAN (AUS) 6-4 6-3
[8] Andrej MARTIN (SVK) vs Matteo VIOLA (ITA) 6-4 7-5
Flavio CIPOLLA (ITA) vs Dusan LOJDA (CZE) 6-0 0-0 ret’d
Dmitry TURSUNOV (RUS) vs [WC] Karan RASTOGI (IND) 6-3 6-2

[5] Lukas ROSOL (CZE) vs Rajeev RAM (USA) 7-5 4-6 7-6(6)
[WC] Michael YANI (USA) vs [3] Paolo LORENZI (ITA) 6-2 6-4
Tatsuma ITO (JPN) vs Nick LINDAHL (SWE) 6-0 1-2 ret’d
[2] Go SOEDA (JPN) vs Ivo KLEC (SVK) 7-5 6-3

orangehat
01-27-2011, 01:51 PM
Flavio was playing very well today :hearts:
Couldn't see anything obviously wrong with Lojda, his movement was fine but he retired at 6-0 *40-15

I think Flavio could beat anyone left in the draw except Dima Tursunov but he has to play him next :o

Dima was serving really huge today, still quite a few UEs on the groundies that he will have to eliminate to get back onto the big stage though.

Ram was :rolls: today, almost every Backhand return on the Rosol serve I saw was a shank that landed in :spit:. Ram and Rosol seemed to have a long argument with the umpire when Rosol lead 4-2 deuce 3rd set that caused Rosol to be broken thereafter, I couldn't hear what they were unhappy about though.

The slovakian Martin has a really terrible temper, I saw him smash his racket at least 4 times in 1 and a half sets :spit:

Sombrerero loco
01-27-2011, 01:53 PM
millman =(

Sombrerero loco
01-27-2011, 01:57 PM
btw, please join john millman´s official facebook
http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/pages/John-Millman/133323500013994

Jacques_Ukraine
01-27-2011, 02:18 PM
DOUBLES. FIRST ROUND

[1] S.LIPSKY (USA) & D.MARTIN (USA) vs F.SKUGOR (CRO) & L.ZOVKO (CRO) 6-1 6-2
P.POLANSKY (CAN) & G.SOEDA (JPN) vs A.SITAK (NZL) & M.VIOLA (ITA) 6-4 6-3
[3] J.BRUNSTROM (SWE) & F.NIELSEN (DEN) vs A.KUDRYAVTSEV (RUS) & L.ROSOL (CZE) 7-6(5) 7-5
T.ALVES (BRA) & P.LORENZI (ITA) vs D.LOJDA (CZE) & I.MINAR (CZE) 6-4 7-6(4)

[WC] D.TURSUNOV (RUS) & J.WANG (TPE) vs [WC] R.HOBBS (SIN) & T.-H.YANG (TPE) 6-0 7-5
R.DE VOEST (RSA) & S.DEVVARMAN (IND) vs [4] F.CIPOLLA (ITA) & S.VAGNOZZI (ITA) 6-4 6-3
T.C.HUEY (PHI) & P.RAJA (IND) vs M.-X.GONG (CHN) & Z.LI (CHN) 6-2 6-1
[2] S.RATIWATANA (THA) & S.RATIWATANA (THA) vs [WC] K.RASTOGI (IND) & C.RUNGKAT (INA) 6-4 6-1

The Matador
01-27-2011, 02:36 PM
Flavio was playing very well today :hearts:
Couldn't see anything obviously wrong with Lojda, his movement was fine but he retired at 6-0 *40-15

I think Flavio could beat anyone left in the draw except Dima Tursunov but he has to play him next :o

Dima was serving really huge today, still quite a few UEs on the groundies that he will have to eliminate to get back onto the big stage though.

Ram was :rolls: today, almost every Backhand return on the Rosol serve I saw was a shank that landed in :spit:. Ram and Rosol seemed to have a long argument with the umpire when Rosol lead 4-2 deuce 3rd set that caused Rosol to be broken thereafter, I couldn't hear what they were unhappy about though.The slovakian Martin has a really terrible temper, I saw him smash his racket at least 4 times in 1 and a half sets :spit:


Interesting we thought the livescore froze and that backhand return part just highlights what i was saying earlier which is i dont know how ram can trouble anybody on the return as he is awful returning rosol made a meal out of that match should have been over in 2 sets easy.

Yeah i saw andrej playing in bratislava at the end of last year he does get angry with himself a lot :lol:

henwal_of_sweden
01-27-2011, 02:46 PM
Anyone know why Nick Lindahl retired from his match against Ito? First set was over in 17 minutes... The up 2-1 and retired

orangehat
01-27-2011, 02:58 PM
btw, i want the racquet that martin has. he smashed it so many times and it looked fine :spit:

The Matador
01-27-2011, 03:17 PM
btw, i want the racquet that martin has. he smashed it so many times and it looked fine :spit:
lol either that or he won with a broken racket

Jacques_Ukraine
01-27-2011, 05:30 PM
QFs

[1] S.LIPSKY (USA) & D.MARTIN (USA) vs P.POLANSKY (CAN) & G.SOEDA (JPN) 6-3 6-1
[3] J.BRUNSTROM (SWE) & F.NIELSEN (DEN) vs T.ALVES (BRA) & P.LORENZI (ITA) wo.
R.DE VOEST (RSA) & S.DEVVARMAN (IND) vs [WC] D.TURSUNOV (RUS) & J.WANG (TPE) 6-4 3-6 10-7
[2] S.RATIWATANA (THA) & S.RATIWATANA (THA) vs T.C.HUEY (PHI) & P.RAJA (IND) 7-6(5) 2-6 10-5

*Jean*
01-27-2011, 07:52 PM
Dmitry :)
Rik in doubles :)

Iván
01-27-2011, 08:15 PM
cipollas game is gonna drive dima crazy

BeyondGrateful
01-27-2011, 11:42 PM
Go Mike Yani! and great for the Ratiwatana twins!

out_here_grindin
01-28-2011, 03:57 AM
Devvarman needs to win this tournament.

slovnet
01-28-2011, 09:24 AM
today games starts or nо ?

Fro_Lech
01-28-2011, 10:07 AM
An.Martin - Devvarman 63 *00
Cipolla - Tursunov *43

Iván
01-28-2011, 10:29 AM
cipolla *6-5

dima cant handle the slice and dice

Nathaliia
01-28-2011, 10:31 AM
yep, need cipolla and martin here

Iván
01-28-2011, 10:31 AM
cipolla running rings around dima

worse match up in tennis histroy

poor dima

Nathaliia
01-28-2011, 10:37 AM
do you have a stream for it?
set 7-5 :)

Martin 6-3 *4-3

Iván
01-28-2011, 10:40 AM
i can just picture what flavio's slice and dice is doing to dimas ball bashing brain

orangehat
01-28-2011, 10:56 AM
cipolla running rings around dima

worse match up in tennis histroy

poor dima

Well a bad matchup yes, but surely nowhere near worst match up

Furthermore it's not a shocking one.

The one that shocks me is always Llodra-Simon :eek:

The Matador
01-28-2011, 11:15 AM
rosol must win here right

The Matador
01-28-2011, 11:34 AM
Gsm Martin 6-3,6-4

Hellraiser
01-28-2011, 11:48 AM
Dima 57 63 31*

The Matador
01-28-2011, 12:15 PM
Gsm Tursunov 5-7,6-3,6-2

The Matador
01-28-2011, 12:16 PM
Rosol 4-6,*5-4 i expect rosol to cruise from here

The Matador
01-28-2011, 12:39 PM
Pretty much as i said rosol 4-6,6-4,4-0*

Jacques_Ukraine
01-28-2011, 12:57 PM
QFs

[8] Andrej MARTIN (SVK) vs [1] Somdev DEVVARMAN (IND) 6-3 6-4
Dmitry TURSUNOV (RUS) vs Flavio CIPOLLA (ITA) 5-7 6-3 6-2
[5] Lukas ROSOL (CZE) vs [WC] Michael YANI (USA) 4-6 6-4 6-2
[2] Go SOEDA (JPN) vs Tatsuma ITO (JPN)

Iván
01-28-2011, 01:01 PM
Soeda 6-3 0-0*

marcelwks
01-28-2011, 01:19 PM
How Soeda?

Jacques_Ukraine
01-28-2011, 01:27 PM
How Soeda?

[2] Go SOEDA (JPN) vs Tatsuma ITO (JPN) 6-3 3*-0

leoneo
01-28-2011, 01:27 PM
63 30!

Jacques_Ukraine
01-28-2011, 01:45 PM
QFs

[8] Andrej MARTIN (SVK) vs [1] Somdev DEVVARMAN (IND) 6-3 6-4
Dmitry TURSUNOV (RUS) vs Flavio CIPOLLA (ITA) 5-7 6-3 6-2
[5] Lukas ROSOL (CZE) vs [WC] Michael YANI (USA) 4-6 6-4 6-2
[2] Go SOEDA (JPN) vs Tatsuma ITO (JPN) 6-3 6-0

leoneo
01-28-2011, 01:51 PM
Soeda 63 60

PereRibaFan
01-28-2011, 02:18 PM
[2]Ratiwatana/Ratiwatana bt De Voest/Devvarman 6-4 6-7(2) 10-7

Jacques_Ukraine
01-28-2011, 03:22 PM
DOUBLES SFs

[1] S.LIPSKY (USA) & D.MARTIN (USA) vs [3] J.BRUNSTROM (SWE) & F.NIELSEN (DEN) 7-6(6) 3-6 10-5
[2] S.RATIWATANA (THA) & S.RATIWATANA (THA) vs R.DE VOEST (RSA) & S.DEVVARMAN (IND) 6-4 6-7(2) 10-7

Buddy
01-28-2011, 04:45 PM
QFs


Dmitry TURSUNOV (RUS) vs Flavio CIPOLLA (ITA) 5-7 6-3 6-2



I went for today's matches but I was working so I arrived for the second match and was seeing Dmitry at 5-7, 4-2...

I must say that Flavio really did put in his best and his slices were irritating Dmitry. Flavio is always saving every shot and that also forced Dmitry to make errors. Somehow Dmitry likes to come to the net often and does sloppy volleys and gets passed easily. However, Dmitry's serves came into play and won many points for him and a couple of slice errors by Flavio shifted the momentum for Dmitry to take the second set.

Despite holding serve, Flavio started to make more errors and Dmitry seems to play with more caution in the third set. Before i know it, Flavio was already 5-1 down. I don't think Flavio was bad and I was rather impressed that he handle all the aggressive shots from Dmitry rather well without being overpowered as he could keep the ball in play without it being short, but his serve was problematic in the third set and his second serve was just waiting to be attacked.

Dmitry seems sluggish (not too sure if it was the humid climate as I heard from my friend he changed shirt many times) and seem to play without much gameplan as he just kept attacking but seeing the ball come back time and again and seems exasperated and impatient at times. I don't think that he will be back in top 100 soon if he keeps going to play like that. Somehow, the Dmitry that we know in the past has changed. He was also rather grouchy (perhaps he did not expect to play that long) as compared to when a few years back when my friend met him at Roland Garros and took photos with him and took his autograph.

Flavio also had his fair share of problems and seems to have given up and made plenty of errors after being broken at 1-1 in the third set. He just seems to want to keep the ball in play and hoped that Dmitry would continue to make mistakes. It was still rather close after 2-1 with scores of 40-40 or 40-30, but somehow Dmitry managed to closed every game out.

I'm going to watch only the finals and I really hoped that Dmitry would start to play better, if not, I won't be able to see him play on Sunday.

Jacques_Ukraine
01-28-2011, 05:34 PM
Thanks, Buddy!

*Jean*
01-28-2011, 05:37 PM
Dmitry :)

Buddy
01-28-2011, 06:09 PM
QFs

[2] Go SOEDA (JPN) vs Tatsuma ITO (JPN) 6-3 6-0

Only saw bits and pieces of this match. I think Go did not have to do much as most of the time when I went to see this match Tatsuma just hit another out ball.

Perhaps I was simply jinxy. :lol:

Buddy
01-28-2011, 06:24 PM
DOUBLES SFs

[1] S.LIPSKY (USA) & D.MARTIN (USA) vs [3] J.BRUNSTROM (SWE) & F.NIELSEN (DEN) 7-6(6) 3-6 10-5

This was quite an exciting match! I did not know much about doubles and neither did I look at the draw beforehand. I was more concerned with singles, but since I paid for the seats, i decided to stay to watch.

As I was ignorant, I did not know Lipsky and Martin were the higher seeds, in fact, I thought Brunstrom and Nielsen were the higher seeds!

Well, both played quite a good game of doubles and were rather aggressive, but it was the weaknesses of the various players that made the difference at the crucial points, thus the up and down scoreline. It was a pity as Brunstrom and Nielsen took an early 2-0 lead and we all thought they would win, but they lost the first set and at the end it was kinda bad luck that the lost the tie break.

Brunstrom was rather good at winning points off his big serve, but his groundstokes seems a bit in doubt. His return wasn't that fantastic and his backhand was quite a let down most of the time.

Nielsen seems like the better player with better returns, but during the match his damperer came off and he seemed rather affected by it. He did make some silly errors like smashing into the net but was most the more steady player. However, his serve was i think predictable? (not weak) as his serve is most likely the one to be broken instead despite being more steady with groundstrokes.

Nielsen also fell down once and that could have affected his performance.

Lipsky and Martin seems a bit picky and a few times insisted that the new balls were dead and kept passing to the umpire who once returned them the ball saying that it seems fine and they just refuse to use that ball.

As both teams won one set each, the tie break was the determining factor and I would say that Brunstrom and Nielsen were rather shaky a few times and made silly errors which proved to be costly, thus losing the match. But i would dare say both teams were rather dead even with Brunstrom and Nielsen being slightly better, yet at the important points, it was Lipsky and Martin who concentrated enough to win those points, proving that it is not how you play throughout the match, but what you do during the important points like at 30-30 or 40-40 (since sudden death was used) or during the tiebreak.

Buddy
01-28-2011, 06:32 PM
DOUBLES SFs


[2] S.RATIWATANA (THA) & S.RATIWATANA (THA) vs R.DE VOEST (RSA) & S.DEVVARMAN (IND) 6-4 6-7(2) 10-7

I left the other doubles match for a while to occasionally see this match.

My friend mentioned that Ratiwatana brothers were rather good at serve placement which earned them the points when he went to watch them. He also said they hit rather well.

My observations when I went to see is that the pace of the match is quite different from the other doubles match. In the other doubles match, you can sense the "power" and aggression from both teams. I did not feel that both teams hit very hard.

This match was being played more on tactics I would say.

So if Ratiwatana brothers cannot handle the aggression by Lipsky and Martin, they would not be able to try out their tactical skills and will lose the match.

Twice I came to see and they were up like (5-3) or (6-4, 4-2) only to see them lose the lead to (6-4) and (6-4, 6-7)

Unfortunately I'm not going to watch the tournament tomorrow and will not be able to see how this ends.

Red Hot Pepper
01-29-2011, 09:57 AM
Any news about Soeda-Rosol? Thanks.

Iván
01-29-2011, 10:23 AM
forecast looks dreadful

lightining, thunder and rain

adibraniewo
01-29-2011, 11:24 AM
some news about Rosol-Soeda?

Red Hot Pepper
01-29-2011, 11:24 AM
So they even haven't started yet? :(

hyperren
01-29-2011, 01:28 PM
RAINED OUT.

I just came from there. Weather here has been dreadful all day.

Red Hot Pepper
01-29-2011, 03:49 PM
Any ideas about Soeda-Rosol? I made a bet on Rosol, but actually don't know about their real form now.

Red Hot Pepper
01-29-2011, 06:55 PM
Strange odds on Soeda-Rosol. In various bookies Rosol has odds from 1.72 up to 2.25.

fran70
01-29-2011, 08:35 PM
I went for today's matches but I was working so I arrived for the second match and was seeing Dmitry at 5-7, 4-2...

I must say that Flavio really did put in his best and his slices were irritating Dmitry. Flavio is always saving every shot and that also forced Dmitry to make errors. Somehow Dmitry likes to come to the net often and does sloppy volleys and gets passed easily. However, Dmitry's serves came into play and won many points for him and a couple of slice errors by Flavio shifted the momentum for Dmitry to take the second set.

Despite holding serve, Flavio started to make more errors and Dmitry seems to play with more caution in the third set. Before i know it, Flavio was already 5-1 down. I don't think Flavio was bad and I was rather impressed that he handle all the aggressive shots from Dmitry rather well without being overpowered as he could keep the ball in play without it being short, but his serve was problematic in the third set and his second serve was just waiting to be attacked.

Dmitry seems sluggish (not too sure if it was the humid climate as I heard from my friend he changed shirt many times) and seem to play without much gameplan as he just kept attacking but seeing the ball come back time and again and seems exasperated and impatient at times. I don't think that he will be back in top 100 soon if he keeps going to play like that. Somehow, the Dmitry that we know in the past has changed. He was also rather grouchy (perhaps he did not expect to play that long) as compared to when a few years back when my friend met him at Roland Garros and took photos with him and took his autograph.

Flavio also had his fair share of problems and seems to have given up and made plenty of errors after being broken at 1-1 in the third set. He just seems to want to keep the ball in play and hoped that Dmitry would continue to make mistakes. It was still rather close after 2-1 with scores of 40-40 or 40-30, but somehow Dmitry managed to closed every game out.

I'm going to watch only the finals and I really hoped that Dmitry would start to play better, if not, I won't be able to see him play on Sunday.

Thanks for the reports Buddy :yeah:

Tursunov is trying to return back of an injury and inspite he had some pretty descent results at the end of last year he is not the player he used to be yet. It`s not so easy to comeback from a long injury at this stage of his career.

I don`t know how many times you had the chance to watch him but he always had that strategy playing short points, hitting as many winners as possible, attacking a ball when he had the chance, big serve and ok net game.
Cipolla has always been an uncomfortable player and you described him really well. His serve is awful but manages to win his serving game with his defensive game. He plays really good slices even from his one backhand and forehand and has great hands too. Unfortunately he is TOO unstable but and interesting player to watch though.

That would be nice if you can write some reports of Sunday`s game. :wavey:

Cheers

Fran

hyperren
01-30-2011, 03:33 AM
It's raining... HARD.

hyperren
01-30-2011, 04:27 AM
Matches will be moved to an INDOOR court, play will start at 2pm local time (about an hour and a half from now).

Edve
01-30-2011, 04:37 AM
Is it started yet?

hyperren
01-30-2011, 04:40 AM
Er, no. About an hour and 20 from now... play starts at about 0700 CET.

adibraniewo
01-30-2011, 05:12 AM
Er, no. About an hour and 20 from now... play starts at about 0700 CET.

this matches indoor with live scoreboard? You have some information?

hyperren
01-30-2011, 05:28 AM
Matches are indoors... not sure if they'll have livescoring. I guess they should. I don't know if I'll be able to watch, coz it's so far away, but we'll see.

adibraniewo
01-30-2011, 05:43 AM
Matches are indoors... not sure if they'll have livescoring. I guess they should. I don't know if I'll be able to watch, coz it's so far away, but we'll see.

They starts in 15minutes?

adibraniewo
01-30-2011, 07:16 AM
Some live results?

Nathaliia
01-30-2011, 07:53 AM
Tursunov won, but I don't know the score :)

adibraniewo
01-30-2011, 08:03 AM
Nathaliia something about rosol - soeda?

Nathaliia
01-30-2011, 08:06 AM
Nope, sorry. I only had a bet on Tursunov and my bookie paid me :awww:

Red Hot Pepper
01-30-2011, 08:22 AM
Tursunov-Martin 2:0 (6:4, 6:3), but still can't find any info about Soeda-Rosol.

Raymz
01-30-2011, 09:47 AM
Rosol won 6-4 7-6

Iván
01-30-2011, 10:54 AM
well done dima

KoolThing
01-30-2011, 11:11 AM
Nope, sorry. I only had a bet on Tursunov and my bookie paid me :awww:

What's your bookie?

Buddy
01-30-2011, 01:02 PM
I went today expecting to see the finals, but the match is postponed to tomorrow morning (as if nobody needs to work or go to school :rolleyes: )

Seriously, I can't see why they cannot finish the match today. Both players played till 330pm they could have played at 7pm or something. I would have waited. Besides the doubles finals were played from 345 to 5pm. The irony is that the original order of play showed that they have to play both the semifinals and finals on the same day, so I'm not sure why the change.

Before I start on the match reports, I must comment that the venue was lovely. The spectators stand was able to see all 3 courts that was displayed, but due to that same fact, I was highly distracted with my eyes on one point of one match and quickly my eyes on another match on the other court. It is hard outdoor courts that just had celling built that is all. It wasn't exactly indoors and the surface was hard.

I played on those court before the ceiling were built, so I doubt it would have given anybody any advantage (just in case some players say the winners play better indoors or something..)

However, due to the sudden change, I think the organisers was unable to control who was going in. No tickets were required. The spectators were rather horrible and were rather chatty. Especially this one middle aged lady who must have gotten drunk while drinking champagne sold there who kept talking loudly during the doubles final. Many spectators were annoyed, but were too polite to tell her off. Except one man who sarcastically said she should put on a cheerleader outfit.

Furthermore, there were table tennis courts nearby which some old people were playing (50-60 age?) and they were yelling and cheering their own matches so loudly that the players stopped occasionally to see what the noise was coming from. This was very unfortunate.

Perhaps it was the last minute leasing of the venue, so there were minimal security too as I was looking for the restroom after the singles matches and I went to a toilet/changing room that seems to be opened for all since there was no security sign that said "for players only" as compared to kallang tennis center. I went in and the toilet were behind a certain door, so naturally i din notice and went straight into the changing room where I bumped into Tursonov! I just quickly went out and found the toilet.

After that I also met Soeda and Rosol. Well, not that I was complaining being near all these pro players, but this was I thought, rather dangerous for them. Of course, there wasn't crazed fans, but anyone could have just gone in. This reminds me of the KL tournament I went to last year that rained in the finals and poor Elena Dementieva had to lie down on a bench in the corridor to rest while waiting for the match to resume cos there was no official waiting area. Although a challenger event, I felt that more could have been done.

But I feel SICC is a good venue, however there are two problems. First is accessibility and second is the number of seats is not enough for fans. Although attendance is poor all week, but the seats there were full today, so if it had been the official venue, I'm sure there won't be enough seats.

But like all country clubs, the SICC changing room was wonderful, clean and airconditioned, well equipped with hair dryer, cologne etc...which makes it very luxurious for the players as compared to Kallang which I recall is just 2 shower cubicles, one toilet cubicle and just like a normal public sports facilities.

Buddy
01-30-2011, 01:10 PM
[5] Lukas ROSOL (CZE) def. [2] Go SOEDA (JPN) 6-4, 7-6

Well, I felt that Rosol did serve well. Yet Soeda managed to keep the ball in and broke Rosol a few times.

Soeda likes to come to volley to finish the points and he often did do so, but I always felt that he was the weaker player due to the holding of serves. Cos even if you all manage to hold serve all the way to 6-6. One break of serve in the tie break will be fatal.

Rosol kept complaining about the linecalls saying that Soeda's serves were all out and the umpire just kept refusing to listen and it became rather irritating. Soeda did hit some good groundstrokes with Rosol with long rallies to Soeda's advantage. However, Rosol came with a gameplan, which is to keep attacking Soeda's backhand side. It worked, but Soeda never gave up and kept hanging on till a tiebreak was forced in the second set.

Soeda's backhand and angles were nice to watch, but I think it was his weaker link. He won more points using his forehand.

As I was also watching the Tursunov match, that is all I can conclude about this two players. Sorry.

Buddy
01-30-2011, 01:26 PM
Dmitry TURSUNOV (RUS) def. [8] Andrej MARTIN (SVK) 6-4, 6-3

I felt that Tursunov wasn't that good in the first set, perhaps he was busy trying to see what kind of a player Martin was. But it was rather obvious that Martin would not trouble him.

Martin doesn't have much skills in defending unlike Flavio and plays normally. Just the simple hit to the open court concept and his strokes wasn't very mind blowing as well. Of course, he did have his fair share of winners, but his points were mostly won on Tursunov's errors. Groundstrokes wise, Tursunov seems better, coming up with more winners and often it was Martin that was on the run.

Martin's serves also wasn't very fantastic either. Just normal, but Tursunov on the other hand served well and it was like Martin would take like a few deuces to hold serve or 40-30, while Tursunov would like finish his service game in quickly like 40-15 or in one case I saw him hit 3 aces and one service winner.

Despite Martin's serves, Tursunov netted his return a few times which enabled Martin to hold serve despite being down 0-30.

Strangely in the first set, after a series of unforced errors, I saw Tursunov play a "keep the ball in" style and the ball is not even deep... more like somewhere in the middle of the T junction of the two service box. This led to longer rallies and Martin did not really attack the ball, perhaps he was fearful of making the mistake and we have both players hitting back to each other before one of them had enough and whacked the ball which is more often error than winners.

Tursunov played smart to focus enough to break at the crucial 5-4 to take 6-4. In the second set, the same problem of serving was showed again, with Martin working hard to hold while Tursunov holding easily. It was obvious that Tursunov was getting more confident.

But I was annoyed at Tursunov who focused to break early and then seemed happy to just hold serve for the win. When Martin served, he played quite lacklustrely and allowed Martin to hold rather easily. But the end was inevitable despite holding serve, Turnsunov serve out for the match easily as throughout the whole second set.