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Houston 2011

Sonja1989
03-31-2011, 10:29 PM
We looking forward the draw. They will make it tomorrow. ;)

nadejda
03-31-2011, 11:00 PM
fingers crossed he got an easy one and finally won one R1 match :D

mrclyde
04-01-2011, 02:04 PM
What?

Sonja1989
04-01-2011, 02:06 PM
What?

:confused: What is what?

larzm
04-01-2011, 02:33 PM
I think today there is only the Q-Draw. At least I couldn't find anything else on the off. website...

Sonja1989
04-01-2011, 02:37 PM
I think today there is only the Q-Draw. At least I couldn't find anything else on the off. website...

No. MD draw at 3.00 pm (local) today. Visit to official website. ;)

mrclyde
04-01-2011, 02:43 PM
I meant the draw is still not out.

Sonja1989
04-01-2011, 02:50 PM
I meant the draw is still not out.

3 pm (local) is 11 pm in Bulgarian Time. ;)

Sonja1989
04-01-2011, 03:36 PM
And Istomin withdrew. Grisho will be #8 seeded I guess. :D

larzm
04-01-2011, 03:40 PM
No. MD draw at 3.00 pm (local) today. Visit to official website. ;)

Oh, OK, I must be blind ;-)


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Nice that he is seeded. A great chance to pick up some points for the ranking. So actually by being seeded he should reach QF as he will play only lower ranked opponents before QF... Lets hope the best.

nadejda
04-01-2011, 09:26 PM
Grigor is numebr 8 seeded and took Rainer Schuettler in the R1 match, He is in the half with Querrey and Isner seeded.

catatonia
04-01-2011, 09:28 PM
[8]DIMITROV, Grigor BUL v SCHUETTLER, Rainer GER
GABASHVILI, Teimuraz RUS v Qualifier
Qualifier v [WC] SWEETING, Ryan USA
QUERREY, Sam v BYE

That's the quarter of Grigor. A pretty tough draw, but the German veteran is beatable and so is Gabashvili. Fingers crossed for some ATP main draw success this week!!!

FedererBulgaria
04-01-2011, 10:00 PM
Good luck ,have fun :cool:

nadejda
04-01-2011, 10:03 PM
this draw :unsure:

hopefully Scheuttler will not upset another young tennis hope :awww: and we will finaly see Grisho winning a R1 match

vn01
04-01-2011, 10:17 PM
Not the best draw for Grigor, but QF is possible here. DAVAI GRISHA! :cool:

Sonja1989
04-01-2011, 10:56 PM
:scared: I don't know what I say about Shüettler. He is very old and experienced player, he can be very hard for Grisho...
Good luck boy! :)

Armless
04-02-2011, 10:39 PM
Grigor is capable on clay, if he's in form he can beat the likes of Schuettler with ease.

larzm
04-03-2011, 11:23 AM
Sorry but Schüttler is 100 years old... It would be very very disappointing if he'd loose that one...

catatonia
04-04-2011, 08:23 AM
Grigor plays today at around 15 local time, which translates to 23 BG and 22 CET.
Good luck and I expect a victory!!! :worship:

Bulgarian
04-04-2011, 08:49 AM
Hm, I don't know what to expect. If he plays good and beat Schüttler in the first round he is capable of reaching semifinal, but if he is not playing good...

Sonja1989
04-04-2011, 11:01 AM
I have special feeling. I can't decide it's good or bad...

nadejda
04-04-2011, 03:43 PM
Sorry but Schüttler is 100 years old... It would be very very disappointing if he'd loose that one...

aren't you going to cheer for the German? :)

I have special feeling. I can't decide it's good or bad...

mhm, I have some strange feelings too...let's see what happen today :rolleyes:

Sonja1989
04-04-2011, 03:45 PM
mhm, I have some strange feelings too...let's see what happen today :rolleyes:

:scared:

Sonja1989
04-04-2011, 06:36 PM
RAIN!!! :mad: :mad: :mad:

dinkulpus
04-04-2011, 10:30 PM
Cuevas just won match, so it's Grigor :wavey:

Sonja1989
04-04-2011, 10:31 PM
He plays soon... :scared:

Good luck! :D

Mephistopheles
04-04-2011, 11:13 PM
Wow! 6-0 first set Dimitrov.

FedererBulgaria
04-04-2011, 11:15 PM
:eek::worship:

Sonja1989
04-04-2011, 11:15 PM
OMG, he is playing very well now. Yeah!!!!! :D :D :D

vn01
04-04-2011, 11:21 PM
6-0 1-0. Grigor totally outplays Rainer. COME ONNNN! :D

Sonja1989
04-04-2011, 11:27 PM
Ouch, 1-*2 the second set. :sad: :sad:
Rebreak Grisho, please!!!

Vladi, do you new sig again? :D But good. :yeah:

vn01
04-04-2011, 11:43 PM
It's OK now! 3-2* Grigor ;)

Yes, Diana. It will be my sig through the clay season :wavey:

Sonja1989
04-04-2011, 11:49 PM
*4-2!!!!!!!!!!!! Well done Grisho! :worship:
Hold your serve please!!!

^^I feel you will have also other players for end of clay season. ;) :lol:

FedererBulgaria
04-04-2011, 11:50 PM
4-2

FedererBulgaria
04-04-2011, 11:51 PM
5-2 one more pls

Sonja1989
04-04-2011, 11:53 PM
Nadejda, there are us special feelings. :D

Sonja1989
04-04-2011, 11:56 PM
YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Easy win, well done Grisho!!! :worship: :worship: :worship:

Mephistopheles
04-04-2011, 11:56 PM
Woop! 6-0, 6-2. I guess the clay courts couldnt't come quick enough for him this year, haha.

FedererBulgaria
04-04-2011, 11:57 PM
Yesssssssssss....u rock champ 8)

nadejda
04-04-2011, 11:59 PM
omg what a bagel :worship::worship::worship:

well done Grisho! :bigclap::bigclap:

6-0 6-2 for 63 minutes! wow!

I was about to go to sleep but thank God I didn't! It was such a pleasure to watch him play like that!

vn01
04-05-2011, 12:00 AM
Fantastic job, Grisha! 6-0 6-2 sounds very impressive :worship:

Looking forward to his next match :cool:

PTWahoo14
04-05-2011, 12:05 AM
Congrats Grigor!!! Great job today. Do your best.

larzm
04-05-2011, 07:05 AM
GREAT!!! Even better than I expected. Hope that gives him some confidence for the next rounds...

aren't you going to cheer for the German? :)


Back in 2003 I chheered for him as he reaches the AO final. But actually we don't have players to cheer for in germany. I liked Haas but I fear his career is over... I'd like to have a german Dimitrov to hype tennis here again that they show more in TV... but there isn't :-(

nadejda
04-05-2011, 10:47 AM
I like Kohli even though he chokes a lot at moments :D

We don't have much TV coverage on tennis here too. Don't know why, last year Pironkova played a SF at Wimbledon and it was not showed :(

Hope they will start to show some tennis if Grigor advance in the ranking:)

Nole The Djoker
04-05-2011, 11:03 AM
Grigor is motivated, that's great !

It really looks like Roger !!!

And if I remember well, roger was firtly better on clay ?

FedererBulgaria
04-06-2011, 12:32 AM
http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Tennis/2011/04/14/Houston-Monday-Dimitrov-Impresses.aspx

proud bulgarian
04-06-2011, 06:43 AM
http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Tennis/2011/04/14/Houston-Monday-Dimitrov-Impresses.aspx

Thanks for the link. Great result! :worship::worship: So proud of him...:worship:

catatonia
04-06-2011, 07:54 AM
Grigor faces Gabashvili today from 12 local time, which is 20 BG time and 19 CET - a good time to watch. Gabashvili is beatable and they are friends with Grisha from the time they won a doubles title together.
Good luck!

PTWahoo14
04-06-2011, 06:33 PM
Dimi got broken in the first game, then had a break point but lost the second serve.

he's serving 0-40 0-2 right now. :/

Lubilia
04-06-2011, 06:34 PM
The match is on fromsport.

nadejda
04-06-2011, 06:35 PM
he looks very bad from the beggining, so strange - like he is not willing to play at all :sad:

nadejda
04-06-2011, 06:36 PM
29 % first serve?

nadejda
04-06-2011, 07:00 PM
3-3 now Grigor played a little better, but still can't serve weill only 38 %? it is very windy as well, maybe that is a problem.

catatonia
04-06-2011, 07:00 PM
Medical time-out Gabashvili.

Lubilia
04-06-2011, 07:38 PM
Very frustrating match, both are not playing well for now, Gabashvili is leading after more than 10 minutes medical time out. I don't wan't to be disrespectuf but Teymuraz does not seem to be injured at all.

nadejda
04-06-2011, 07:44 PM
this is like an WTA match, yes Gabashvili doesn't look injured at all and is quite windy and therefor a lot of serve mistakes

vn01
04-06-2011, 07:50 PM
Grigor lost the 1st set. 6-7. He missed 2 SPs at 5-4*. Teymuraz is cheating :o

nadejda
04-06-2011, 07:50 PM
what an awful match :rolleyes:

Lubilia
04-06-2011, 07:54 PM
It is that kind of situation where Dimitrov would have become crazy in the past, now he seems to be very cool :p

Sonja1989
04-06-2011, 07:56 PM
:bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry:

vn01
04-06-2011, 07:58 PM
Grigor broke in the 2nd set. 1*-0. COME ONNNN!

vn01
04-06-2011, 08:01 PM
He holds his serve. 2-0*

Sonja1989
04-06-2011, 08:05 PM
This set is good. Davai Grisho!!!!! :D

nadejda
04-06-2011, 08:08 PM
this match is so horible - strong wind - I saw a ball having a very wired traectory, a lot of mistakes from both, wrong serves, wrong calls, interruptions...its just :o

vn01
04-06-2011, 08:09 PM
Grigor holds again to make it 3-1*

Sonja1989
04-06-2011, 08:25 PM
this match is so horible - strong wind - I saw a ball having a very wired traectory, a lot of mistakes from both, wrong serves, wrong calls, interruptions...its just :o

Yes, horrible. :mad:

vn01
04-06-2011, 08:25 PM
Oh, shit :mad: He was broken. Grisha start the game excellent with 40-0, but then had to save 3 BPs, but on the 4th Gabashvili broke. Fuck! :o

nadejda
04-06-2011, 08:30 PM
this wind is so strong, must have been very wired to play in such conditions without knowing how strong have to hit the ball

I think Grisho is unlacky today and will loose the match in 2 sets, but I can't really blame him

vn01
04-06-2011, 08:36 PM
Disappointing. The wind troubles not only Grigor, but Gabashvili as well. Our boy has the chance to win the match. Missed 2 SPs in the 1st set and was 3*-2 40*-0 in the 2nd.

nadejda
04-06-2011, 08:38 PM
:sad:

vn01
04-06-2011, 08:39 PM
That's the end. 6-7 3-6. He could have won. I am disappointed, really disappointed. :(

Anyway, next tournament is Barcelona. Good luck, Grisha! :yeah:

nadejda
04-06-2011, 08:42 PM
I am not dissapointed so much, really!
It was just a horrible match, with a lot of mistakes, they both didn't show a good game.
You know when he is on what is capable to do.

anyway good lack next time, Grisho

nadejda
04-06-2011, 08:59 PM
The only thing that was really dissapointing was the way he started the match - first 3 games in the 1st set. He played like he is done and the match wasn't even started yet. Looks like he lost it in his head before the beggining.
That is something really borthering.
Look at the match with Schuettler. When he knows he can beat the opponent Grigor is confident and strated furious, played excellent, served amazing! But the opp is also true.

Pete has to work on that! Grigor has no confidance at all!

vn01
04-06-2011, 09:22 PM
Well, I think he knows/knew he could beat Gabashvili, but still his confidence is too low, I agree. Maybe he needs a person in his team, whose task should be to "work" for Grigor's confidence. And I am not talking about Pete. The Australian should work about his game, imo

nadejda
04-07-2011, 04:57 PM
From his interview after the match with Shuettler:

'Young Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov thumps Rainer Schuettler, 6-0, 6-2 at the U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championships in Houston. A former top-ranked junior, Dmitrov’s progress has been slower than some expected, although he did suffer injuries last year. He has been given the nickname, “Baby Federer.”

“I haven’t done anything yet,” he told the Houston Chronicle. “But it’s not easy (to be patient), trust me. When you’re No. 70, you are in that gray zone where it’s like, ‘Come on, man. (Win) a few more rounds, (win) a tournament.’ There’s definitely a lot to work on, but I’m happy I passed my first match here and I’m looking forward to the next one.”—Matthew Cronin'

So we know now it is not easy to be patient :lol: especially when it is not comming to him naturally...

I am curious now if he will step on his new level and start winning R1 matches, though I expect now a loosing R2 matches steak to come. Would be still better that R1 loses, but let's see! :D

Sonja1989
04-07-2011, 04:59 PM
Thanks for the interview. :D

vn01
04-07-2011, 07:26 PM
Well, Grigor lost 4 consecutive times in R1(Rotterdam - Miami). Now if he comes another streak, but with R2 losses will not be that bad. Then will come a streak with R3/QF losses and he'll soon start winning more and more matches :yeah: