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Sarajevo Challenger - No 1 seed!!!

kr1s71an
03-05-2011, 05:37 PM
[1] Grigor Dimitrow (BUL) vs. Karol Beck (SVK)
QUALIFIER vs. John Millman (AUS)
Ruben Bemelmans (BEL) vs. Antonio Veic (CRO)
Dieter Kindlmann (GER) vs. [5] Edouard Roger-Vasselin (FRA)

Very tough draw!!!

Sonja1989
03-05-2011, 05:47 PM
Don't so bad draw. Hopefully he can play final here too. :)
Good luck!

catatonia
03-05-2011, 05:55 PM
Wow, totally forgot about the next week's draw, but that happens when the boy is busy with semis and finals now :)
Beck is tough, but he also stayed late in France this week so he will not have more time to rest and he is older than Grisha so Grigor has better chances to win. The match should be on Tuesday night the earliest. After that Tursunov should be the biggest obstacle and Mahut if he is not more tired than Grigor. Looks good overall to me, but an early exit will not bother me as Grigor will need rest.
Good luck in Sarajevo!!!:wavey:

nadejda
03-05-2011, 05:56 PM
Not a nice draw! He will be exhausted to play final, then travel and get Karol Beck in the first match.

Sonja1989
03-05-2011, 07:14 PM
Wow, totally forgot about the next week's draw, but that happens when the boy is busy with semis and finals now :)
Beck is tough, but he also stayed late in France this week so he will not have more time to rest and he is older than Grisha so Grigor has better chances to win. The match should be on Tuesday night the earliest. After that Tursunov should be the biggest obstacle and Mahut if he is not more tired than Grigor. Looks good overall to me, but an early exit will not bother me as Grigor will need rest.
Good luck in Sarajevo!!!:wavey:

I forgot too. I saw the new thread and I said: Ouch, really. He will play in next week too and the draw is out!!! :)
No surprise, the final is tomorrow is more important now.

vn01
03-05-2011, 07:16 PM
I am not happy with the draw, but that's the luck. I think that title in Cherbourg and QF/SF in Sarajevo will be OK :D

Sonja1989
03-05-2011, 07:22 PM
I see do you have any problem with the draw. What do you think who will be very tough for him?... but if he will be tired I think everybody.

Sonja1989
03-06-2011, 08:40 PM
After the title we can focus this tournament. :) I think he will play his first match Tuesday or Wednesday.
Good luck Grisho!!! ;)

mrclyde
03-07-2011, 11:21 AM
He needs more and more consecutive matches to be ready to play 7 5-set matches at GS. See Raonic - for 2-3 months he got ready with his physical preparation. He's not tired anymore and can play many matches. It's good that he played doubles tournament.

catatonia
03-07-2011, 06:19 PM
He is not in tomorrow's program so his 1st rnd match should be played on Wednesday. Two days are enough to rest so Come on!

Berba
03-07-2011, 08:10 PM
he plays wednesday. there'll be a stream

vn01
03-07-2011, 09:05 PM
STREAAAAAAAAAAAM :woohoo:

Sonja1989
03-08-2011, 04:14 AM
STREAAAAAAAAAAAM :woohoo:

+1

FedererBulgaria
03-08-2011, 04:41 PM
Good luck

catatonia
03-08-2011, 08:39 PM
He faces Beck tomorrow at around 12:30 CET (13:30 BG). Good luck!!!

Sonja1989
03-08-2011, 08:58 PM
He faces Beck tomorrow at around 12:30 CET (13:30 BG). Good luck!!!

I won't know his result till circa 16.00 (CET). :sad:
Good luck Grisha!!

TennisOnWood
03-08-2011, 09:10 PM
Grisha in Sarajevo

http://i805.photobucket.com/albums/yy338/Hramovnik/Tenis/Sarajevo%20Challenger/dimitroviMillman_1.jpg

catatonia
03-09-2011, 12:38 PM
Grigor lost 6-7 4-6. He made many errors and played passive tennis, which was good practice for him, but did not work out. He looked tired at times not chasing balls he could have gotten to and obviously did not feel too sorry for dropping out at the end.
Time to go to the USA now!

BlueLighthouse
03-09-2011, 12:52 PM
We shouldn't be too disappointed about this tournament, 80 pt (if he won the whole thing) would get him a few places up the ranking. Time to stop chasing points in Challengers now.

SelvenluvJo
03-09-2011, 01:28 PM
Dimi played negatively,maybe he just a little bit tired. He will play Miami, right?GL to him.

Sonja1989
03-09-2011, 02:57 PM
Fantastic. :( :( :( I hope will be all okay in Miami.

nadejda
03-09-2011, 08:09 PM
This loss was expected. I am not disappointed so much and so Grigor didn't look that way too. Was even strange with the game he showed to reach the first set a tiebreak. He was 2 breaks down at 5-2 in second set, the last break was at 0-40 and then he suddenly smile (quite strange to me, he is always angry when loosing) and took the next 2 games and re-break to 5-4. Then blew some break points at Beck serve and lost the match. Very strange :rolleyes: very 'bohemian' like

Karol played very well and deserved to win. Good luck to him.

In someway Grigor looked either tired or not willing to play this tournament :confused:

Anyway, now will have time to rest and prepare for Miami.


It is sad for his fans that when televised/livestreamed recently he always loose and don't show a good game. I wish I could watch his matches in France to see his game!

vn01
03-09-2011, 09:05 PM
I am not so disappointed. He was tired, I suppose, and he had a problem with his thigh, right. Now, he'll take some rest for a week, or so, and then will play in Miami :D

Sonja1989
03-09-2011, 09:07 PM
He has two weeks for relax. :) I think it's enough.

.-Federers_Mate-.
03-10-2011, 11:10 AM
haven't been watching tennis at all lately. Hope Grigor is doing his thing. Don't like this loss. He needs momentum heading into Miami. IMO should have played IW riding high after his challenger win!