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Cherbourg Challenger - No 1 seed and CHAMPION!!!

catatonia
02-26-2011, 08:10 PM
New week, new thread and new luck for Grigor:

[1] Grigor DIMITROV (BUL) vs. David GUEZ (FRA)
Josselin OUANNA (FRA) vs. Ivo MINAR (CZE)
Vincent MILLOT (FRA) vs. Marc GICQUEL (FRA)
Yannick MERTENS (BEL) vs. [8] Stephane BOHLI (SUI)

[3] Arnaud CLEMENT (FRA) vs. [SE] Stefan SEIFERT (GER)
Stephane ROBERT (FRA) vs. Jan MERTL (CZE)
Konstantin KRAVCHUK (RUS) vs. John MILLMAN (AUS)
Gregoire BURQUIER (FRA) vs. [7] Alexander KUDRYAVTSEV (RUS)

[6] Andreas BECK (GER) vs. Marek SEMJAN (SVK)
[WC] Alexandre SIDORENKO (FRA) vs. Pavol CERVENAK (SVK)
Karol BECK (SVK) vs. [WC] Jonathan EYSSERIC (FRA)
Brydan KLEIN (AUS) vs. [4] Edouard ROGER-VASSELIN (FRA)

[5/WC] Benoit PAIRE (FRA) vs. Romain JOUAN (FRA)
Niels DESSEIN (BEL) vs. Roberto BAUTISTA-AGUT (ESP)
Maxime TEIXEIRA (FRA) vs. [WC] Kenny DE SCHEPPER (FRA)
Matwe MIDDELKOOP (NED) vs. [2] Nicolas MAHUT (FRA)

Quite a tough draw with many experienced players like Bohli, Ouanna, Guez, Gicquel and Clement. It won't be easy and it is additionally hard to play when you are the top player and everyone gives his best against you, but he has to get used to it!
Good luck!:wavey:

Bulgaria
02-26-2011, 08:27 PM
Well the draw is that and we can't change it. If Grigor wants to progress and climb in the ranking and fulfill the expectations he should win those matches vs players ranked outside the top 150. Yes Guez is tough but every player here has the intentions to win so Grigor should play and try to show his best. That's the only way.

Sonja1989
02-26-2011, 09:44 PM
Ouch. It isn't the best draw, but I think the title is possible of course. 90 point help him very much. Good luck boy!!! ;)

FedererBulgaria
02-26-2011, 10:56 PM
Good luck !

Stanko Dapa
02-27-2011, 07:34 AM
There will be a livescore ;)

kr1s71an
02-27-2011, 12:38 PM
Grisho will play doubles too, partnering with Konstantin Kravchuk (RUS). 1 round vs. Ivo Minar (CZE)/Pavol Cervenak (SVK) ;)

kr1s71an
02-27-2011, 03:06 PM
Grisho will play tomorrow with Guez - 6th match ot CC - Not before 18:30 local time (19:30 BG time) :)

FedererBulgaria
02-27-2011, 04:21 PM
Cmon :)

Sonja1989
02-27-2011, 06:00 PM
Come on!!! Haide Grisho! :)

vn01
02-27-2011, 07:19 PM
Come On! Davai Grisha!!! :)

Sonja1989
02-28-2011, 05:20 PM
Come on Grisho!!! Don't ATP match, here can play good. ;)

nadejda
02-28-2011, 05:36 PM
Good luck, Grisho!

FedererBulgaria
02-28-2011, 05:47 PM
This guy is not easy for Grisho it seems

Sonja1989
02-28-2011, 05:50 PM
The problem is all French can play with his 100% on his country.

FedererBulgaria
02-28-2011, 06:05 PM
7-6

nadejda
02-28-2011, 06:07 PM
Good! First set Grigor won, one more, please!

FedererBulgaria
02-28-2011, 06:44 PM
his setve is CRAP

FedererBulgaria
02-28-2011, 06:48 PM
broken

nadejda
02-28-2011, 06:48 PM
This match is very difficult. He struggles a lot in his head, I think, this presure is too much...

FedererBulgaria
02-28-2011, 06:49 PM
BP for Grigor

FedererBulgaria
02-28-2011, 06:50 PM
4-4 fast rebreak

nadejda
02-28-2011, 06:53 PM
broke back immediataly

FedererBulgaria
02-28-2011, 07:18 PM
7-6 7-6 phew

nadejda
02-28-2011, 07:19 PM
he won, finally

I hope he calms down now and take it easy!

Good luck, Grisho:hug:

catatonia
02-28-2011, 07:27 PM
Phew!
A very tough match with patches of shaky serving and a big number of double faults by Grigor. However, it is not easy to switch from slow outdoor hard to fast indoor hard and he needed to get the rhythm and the game going. In that way a long match was good for him and he has at least a day to rest now.

kr1s71an
02-28-2011, 07:33 PM
Tomorrow around 17:00 BG time - Dimitrov/Kravchuk - Cervenak/Minar

Sonja1989
02-28-2011, 08:41 PM
Congrats. :yeah:
Don't easy win, but I think this is all the same now. Essence the he won his first round match and hopefully he will play many match here. :)
Good luck. :hug:

catatonia
03-01-2011, 10:49 AM
Grigor faces Minar in the 2nd round - should be easier than the 1st match as Minar is in terrible form and is not good indoors. He beat Ouanna easily, but there was definitely something wrong with the Frenchman in that match.
Good luck! :wavey:

nadejda
03-01-2011, 11:48 AM
I am not that sure it will be an easy match, in fact - the opposite is more likely. It is good he plays vs Minar in the doubles match today, and will be able to get imperssion.

Sonja1989
03-01-2011, 12:03 PM
Yeah, maybe Minar isn't in good form, but isn't enought. Grisho must play good. I think won't has problem. Good luck!!!

catatonia
03-01-2011, 06:32 PM
Grigor plays Minar tomorrow on the center court from 2 pm CET (15 BG time). I am hoping for a fast straight sets victory, but will like a tougher one too as long as it is a victory.

Good luck!!!

Sonja1989
03-01-2011, 06:40 PM
I will be on school at 14.00 pm. :o
Good luck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lubilia
03-01-2011, 06:46 PM
Why no doubles have been played ?

kr1s71an
03-01-2011, 07:02 PM
Why no doubles have been played ?

Just there's no livescore from court 2. And we will see the result soon, but they WON!

G. DIMITROV / K. KRAVCHUK battent P. CERVENAK / I. MINAR

Sonja1989
03-01-2011, 08:04 PM
G. DIMITROV / K. KRAVCHUK battent P. CERVENAK / I. MINAR

:yeah:

catatonia
03-02-2011, 06:25 AM
Dimitrov/Kravchuk bt. Cervenak/Minar 7-6(5) 6-4.
Next up are Eaton/Moser - Eaton is ranked 164 and Moser is 97 in doubles.

Sonja1989
03-02-2011, 12:40 PM
The match is started. :) Come on!!!!!

rica87
03-02-2011, 01:07 PM
Don't know if this has already been posted:

interview with McNamara in Cherbourg

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xhbcc2_interview-of-peter-mcnamara-vo_sport

I hope he wins his match against Minar. Come on, Grigor! :)

Sonja1989
03-02-2011, 01:28 PM
Yeah, yeah, yeah!!! :banana: 7-6 (5) Still one set, come on Grisho!
He plays much tie-break but who cares if he win all? ;)

Sonja1989
03-02-2011, 01:55 PM
He has very much problem with BP-win. :(

rica87
03-02-2011, 02:00 PM
He has very much problem with BP-win.
True! But he didn't face one single BP which makes up for his bad BP conversion today. Nice win! Way to go, Gisho.

catatonia
03-02-2011, 02:03 PM
Grigor won 7-6(5) 6-2. He had some problems missing 9 break points, but he served well and did not face a break point. Nice work!

Sonja1989
03-02-2011, 02:06 PM
True! But he didn't face one single BP which makes up for his bad BP conversion today. Nice win! Way to go, Gisho.

Yes, his service game is very very okey. :) And his tie-break stats is great too in this tournament. :worship:

Well done Grisho!!! :bounce:

SelvenluvJo
03-02-2011, 02:07 PM
Dimi:yeah:,keep going

Sonja1989
03-02-2011, 02:10 PM
At least #75 will be his ranking in next week. :)

kr1s71an
03-02-2011, 02:39 PM
Dimitrov/Kravchuk - Eaton/Moser: 2nd match on CC tomorrow ;)

nadejda
03-02-2011, 03:28 PM
Grisho won!:bigclap::bigclap::bigclap:

Wow, I was quite pesimistic for this match, but am so happpy now!

Good luck,tomorrow, Grisho!:hug:

vn01
03-02-2011, 06:26 PM
Good win for Grisha! :) I think, he'll be playing even better in his next matches ;)

GO GRISHA! GO! :worship:

kr1s71an
03-02-2011, 07:55 PM
Next - 8th seed Stephane Bohli (SUI) #148!

Sonja1989
03-02-2011, 08:02 PM
Bohli? :confused: I don't know who is he...
No problem, good luck Grisho!!! I think they will play on Friday. Right?

vn01
03-02-2011, 08:39 PM
Bohli? :confused: I don't know who is he...
No problem, good luck Grisho!!! I think they will play on Friday. Right?

Yes, they'll play on Friday. :) I think Grisho will win 6-4 6-3

Sonja1989
03-03-2011, 07:40 AM
Yes, they'll play on Friday. :) I think Grisho will win 6-4 6-3

Thanks, I hope. ;)

kr1s71an
03-03-2011, 01:45 PM
Dimitrov/Kravchuk def. Eaton/Moser 7-6(5) 6-4! Go Grisha take two titles here :)

Sonja1989
03-03-2011, 01:47 PM
:bounce: Take the both title!!!

nadejda
03-03-2011, 08:54 PM
Grigor is playing two matches tomorrow: first the singles QF and then the doubles SF. It woulg be thought for him...

Sonja1989
03-03-2011, 09:10 PM
I think If he will win in singles they will withdraw from doubles. Grisho plays not before 16.30, for you 17.30. This is the third match on center court, the first match will begin at 13.00(local).

nadejda
03-03-2011, 09:25 PM
I think If he will win in singles they will withdraw from doubles. Grisho plays not before 16.30, for you 17.30. This is the third match on center court, the first match will begin at 13.00(local).

I don't know, SF is too much to withdraw from doubles. Maybe it depends on how the single match goes. If it is an easy win in 2 sets or a lost, he will push in the doubles but if it is a hard win, maybe will skip the doubles...who knows! If takes both matches would be better because the doubles final is after the singles one on Sunday (if he goes that deep) and this will make winning both titles theoretically possible. Maybe that's why they scheduled both matches in one day tomorrow.

Sonja1989
03-03-2011, 09:29 PM
I don't know, SF is too much to withdraw from doubles. Maybe it depends on how the single match goes. If it is an easy win in 2 sets or a lost, he will push in the doubles but if it is a hard win, maybe will skip the doubles...who knows! If takes both matches would be better because the doubles final is after the singles one on Sunday (if he goes that deep) and this will make winning both titles theoretically possible. Maybe that's why they scheduled both matches in one day tomorrow.

Yeah. Maybe he plays 3 tight set in singles I guess he will withdraw, but 2 sets... and doubles SF.

catatonia
03-04-2011, 06:12 AM
Grigor plays against Bohli on the center court from 16:30 CET (17:30 BG time) today. The doubles semifinal should start around 19:30 CET (20:30 BG time).
Good luck as it will be a tough day and a tough match against Bohli!

catatonia
03-04-2011, 05:07 PM
Pheeeew!
Grigor won 6-7 7-6 6-3. Lost a tie-break finally and looked in trouble, but held strong and proved his character by turning things around. Stats show he faced no break point, but by looking at the livescore I can tell it was tense. He is growing up in such matches as he broke Bohli in the second game of the third set and then held serve four times rock solid!
I don't mind him losing the doubles now as his match was 2:22 hours long.

Great win and good luck tomorrow against his winter break training partner Robert.

FedererBulgaria
03-04-2011, 05:14 PM
Phew Congratssssssss !Take the title!!!!!!!!!

Sonja1989
03-04-2011, 05:19 PM
Congrats!!!!!!!!! :) :) :)
Very great job Grisho! I thought he lose today at second set 4-5.
Semifinal!!!!!!!!!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
And withdraw from doubles, please!

FedererBulgaria
03-04-2011, 05:21 PM
http://img853.imageshack.us/img853/5801/cherburg2.jpg (http://img853.imageshack.us/i/cherburg2.jpg/)

nadejda
03-04-2011, 05:29 PM
Phewww!
Thank God I was bussy and joined the livescore in the middle of the 3rd set! I would get hart attack with this tiebreaks!

God job, Grisho!:hug:

I wonder now how will he goes into doubles...He will probably lost, but who cares! Semifinal!!!:bounce::bounce::bounce:

vn01
03-04-2011, 06:04 PM
BRAVO GRISHA!!! I am very happy with the win, although I expected our boy to win much easier. Anyway, hope he beats Robert, too and then take the title :yeah:

Sonja1989
03-04-2011, 07:54 PM
I can't believe this. They are playing in doubles now...

Sonja1989
03-04-2011, 08:18 PM
He will play circa 16.00 (local), 17.00 in Bulgarian time. :)
Good luck!!!

nadejda
03-04-2011, 09:03 PM
I can't believe this. They are playing in doubles now...

Yes, they played doubles, lost the firs set, took the second one just to lose the match in the 3rd part...

That was strange, looked like he played to win this match after all...

I hope he will manage to take his match tomorrow! Fingers crossed!

nadejda
03-04-2011, 10:49 PM
This is from the challenger website:


Grigor Dimitrov, 19, 78th World

In 2009, for his second ATP tournament, he has Tomas Berdych and takes a set to a certain Rafael Nadal. The young Bulgarian is the subject of much hope and admiration, even at his young age he is seen as the legacy of Roger Federer. His goal? He does not hide it: to be world number one. To achieve this, he uses all means at the academy Mouratoglou, Peter McNamara, former great player and now coach of Grigor, brings all his experience. We can see his determination here in Cherbourg, very concentrated, it has first of all French David Guez 7 / 6 7 / 6, then needed against Czech Ivo Minar 7 / 2 6 / 2 before snatch victory in a great shape Stephane Bohli 6 / 7 7 / 6 6 / 3 despite a painful thigh. His determination and mental, seemingly flawless make him the favorite of this semifinal, but he must beware of a Stephane Robert in his greatest shape and very confident.

what does has to mean? is he injured or...and why playing doubles then???

FedererBulgaria
03-04-2011, 11:09 PM
:rolleyes::confused:

catatonia
03-05-2011, 05:00 AM
I think he would not have played doubles for an hour and a half if he had any pain in the thigh. He would have rested and saved himself for the singles so for me it is not a serious injury, but we will see.
Good luck today!

vn01
03-05-2011, 07:45 AM
I also hope that the injury is not serious and hope that Grisha will win his match today. COME ONNNNNNN! :)

Sonja1989
03-05-2011, 09:26 AM
Ouch. Thats very bad news, but I think it isn't serious because he played doubles too.
Good luck!

nadejda
03-05-2011, 10:37 AM
Oh, no!

Media commented that Grigor had a medical timeout at the first set 5-4 and after that made some errors wich caused him losing the set. So it is really an injury:sad:

http://www.saint-lo.maville.com/sport/detail_-Deux-Francais-Mahut-et-Robert-dans-le-dernier-carre_spo-1715766_actu.Htm

this is a google translation of the article:

To scare the young Bulgarian and tournament director. Not so much that Dimitrov had played three sets. When the level of play is good, it's always good for the show. What makes us fear the worst is that it 5-4 for the first set, Dimitrov-seeded No. 1 in the table, called the physio for a hamstring concern and is ... out of the game for several games. Clearly embarrassed about endorsements, including its mugs of setbacks, he has made mistakes and allowed the unusual first set in Switzerland Bohli. The level of play is suddenly dropped a notch and it was clearly fears a drop in the stands full of Chantereyne well. That would put a hit on the head in the tournament. But no, that's why, among other things, we are told that this young Bulgarian is definitely very strong, Dimitrov was handed in, distilling his backhand a la Roger Federer to exit Stephane Bohli, who has finally let go. But one question: can he really go after the tournament, fell well?

Stephane Robert, 31, the surprise guest

......


His chances against Grigor Dimitrov? Thin. But Stephane Robert assets. It is an experienced player, who plays his age rather released by betting on tennis fun, choosing his tournaments often based tourist resorts. With Dimitrov, he often sets of drives. "I feel he may be a form of respect. I know that I dread. That may be my chance. "And we know now, the Bulgarian is not really 100% physically. For Robert, there may be a small break.

Mephistopheles
03-05-2011, 03:41 PM
Grigor won 6-3 6-0 in 67 minutes! Looks like he was keeping points short, maybe trying not to irritate whatever he did to his hamstring? not sure. His stats were ok, not his best undertandably, but he faced down alot of break points but obviously scored alot of beak points to. So it looks like he is playing the big points well, even if he was struggling to close out his service games sometimes. Grigor into the Final! =]

Mephi x

vn01
03-05-2011, 03:48 PM
Great win for Grishaaaaaaa! :woohoo: I am really happy. :D

catatonia
03-05-2011, 03:52 PM
Truely a great win against a solid opponent. The toughest match will be against Mahut, but he does well in finals and Mahut is not in great form and had a tough match today.
Anyway, great week and good points in his account. I hope he is fit and plays next week too.

Good luck tomorrow!

nadejda
03-05-2011, 03:54 PM
Wow fantastic win :bounce::bounce::bounce:

Good luck in the final Grisho :hug:

evilmindbulgaria
03-05-2011, 03:55 PM
Good luck against Mahut tomorrow!

Sonja1989
03-05-2011, 04:55 PM
Yay, well done Grisho!!!!! :worship: Very great win! Final again!!! :D:D:D
Very easy win finally. :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
Good luck tomorrow!! ;)

catatonia
03-05-2011, 07:20 PM
The final is on at 14:15 CET/ 15:15 BG time.

Sonja1989
03-05-2011, 07:25 PM
Great, quite early. :) :bounce: I didn't want to 4-5 pm (CET)

FedererBulgaria
03-05-2011, 10:27 PM
Yeahhh congrats...win the title,champ :p

dinkulpus
03-06-2011, 12:31 PM
The match start, come on Grigor :wavey:

nadejda
03-06-2011, 12:37 PM
fingers crossed, good luck, Grisho!

Alrel
03-06-2011, 12:41 PM
I think he ost to Mahut in the final in a challenger in France last year right? He had a match point too if I m not wrong.

nadejda
03-06-2011, 12:56 PM
yes, correct

Bulgarian
03-06-2011, 02:19 PM
Title number teeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeen !!!

nadejda
03-06-2011, 02:21 PM
Grigor won:bounce::bounce::bounce:

Champion :bowdown::bowdown::bowdown:

the second set was a little bit though, I almost got a heart attack but he won :hug:

evilmindbulgaria
03-06-2011, 03:17 PM
An excellent Top 100 win! Certainly more to come very soon!

Sonja1989
03-06-2011, 03:43 PM
Yay, Grisho won that!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
I'm very happy. :)
And he will be #71 tomorrow. :yeah:

catatonia
03-06-2011, 04:22 PM
Great job by Grigor, but was I biting my nails when he missed those five match points. He is mature now and he is too good for the Challengers so we should see him on the main tour soon.
Good luck next week too!

Sonja1989
03-06-2011, 04:26 PM
Great job by Grigor, but was I biting my nails when he missed those five match points. He is mature now and he is too good for the Challengers so we should see him on the main tour soon.
Good luck next week too!

I went to smoking, I thought he lose the tie-break! I was sure.

catatonia
03-06-2011, 04:32 PM
I thought that too, but he seems unphased by missed opportunities and that is mature for me. He is a real TB specialist now :)

nadejda
03-06-2011, 05:10 PM
I went to smoking, I thought he lose the tie-break! I was sure.

:lol::lol::lol:

I went to have a shower at 5-5 when Grigor served and choked a lot with many deuces. I was sure he will got broken again and Mahut will serve for the set and win it. Then I come back in the middle of the tiebreaker when he just blew out that mini break before finally win the match :D I missed that MP show! Lol!

vn01
03-06-2011, 05:21 PM
Great Grishaaaaaaa! I Am Very Very Happy! Come Onnnnnnnn!

Sonja1989
03-06-2011, 05:50 PM
:lol::lol::lol:

I went to have a shower at 5-5 when Grigor served and choked a lot with many deuces. I was sure he will got broken again and Mahut will serve for the set and win it. Then I come back in the middle of the tiebreaker when he just blew out that mini break before finally win the match :D I missed that MP show! Lol!

:lol: We are weak... We can't see one match on livescore. :lol:
Otherwise If I don't see the match on television I'm smoking in tie-break usually.

nadejda
03-06-2011, 07:09 PM
That so true :D

I can't stand watching at the livescore in a challenger, what would that be at grand slam semifinal one day :aplot:

SelvenluvJo
03-07-2011, 01:41 AM
Dimi :yeah::woohoo:

Stanko Dapa
03-07-2011, 07:05 AM
Video from the Trophy Ceremony:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBNTUHZRn0s&feature=player_embedded

FedererBulgaria
03-07-2011, 10:48 AM
Immm so happy,go champ,go :P