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Barcelona 2011

kr1s71an
04-16-2011, 02:42 PM
[16/wc] Juan Monaco (ARG) - Grigor Dimitrov (BUL)
Fabio Fognini (ITA) - Qualifier
Xavier Malisse (BEL) - Juan Carlos Ferrero (ESP)
Bye - [2] Andy Murray (GBR)

nadejda
04-16-2011, 02:44 PM
No chances for Grigor, hope he keeps the sets close, though.

Bulgaria
04-16-2011, 03:13 PM
It will be very tough for Grigor to do something in this match. He is just not ready to play vs the top guns yet and especially vs Monaco on clay. It really could of been easier. Good Luck and hopefully he will show his best and win somehow!!!

catatonia
04-16-2011, 03:14 PM
Agreed about the chances :(
I just hope he gets some experience in Barcelona and plays well now that he is the underdog without chances to progress.
Good luck anyway! :wavey:

Bulgarian
04-16-2011, 03:28 PM
Pfu, I think that thread will be very short, awful draw again...

Sonja1989
04-16-2011, 03:40 PM
Ouch... :crying2: Monaco is too good on clay. I want to guess Grisho can win but why not? Just very very hard...

larzm
04-16-2011, 07:20 PM
I see no chances, unfortunately... :-(

(I'd love if he proved me wrong!)

nadejda
04-16-2011, 07:32 PM
I see no chances, unfortunately... :-(




wellcome to the club :D

well I just hope that underdog's position will help him feel relief and play some good tennis. I love to watch him when he plays his game with no pressure :)

Sonja1989
04-16-2011, 08:00 PM
OMG, I didn't think that when I wake up today. :lol: :sad: Poor Grisho, I give him about 5 %, because Monaco's serve is quite bad specially on clay. But Dimitrov needs very very good play.

nadejda
04-16-2011, 08:06 PM
OMG, I didn't think that when I wake up today. :lol: :sad: Poor Grisho, I give him about 5 %, because Monaco's serve is quite bad specially on clay. But Dimitrov needs very very good play.

yeah, there is still a chance if Monaco play very bad, no? :rolls:

Sonja1989
04-16-2011, 08:07 PM
yeah, there is still a chance if Monaco play very bad, no? :rolls:

Yeah. :$

vn01
04-16-2011, 08:15 PM
I am far from being optimistic, as almost all of you are. The draw is awful. If Grisho takes at least one set off, it'll be great

Sonja1989
04-16-2011, 08:29 PM
Hey Vladi, who is optimistic here? I'm the more optimistic and I give him 5%...

vn01
04-16-2011, 10:10 PM
Hey Vladi, who is optimistic here? I'm the more optimistic and I give him 5%...

Sadly, that's the truth :sad:

Sonja1989
04-16-2011, 11:09 PM
I found one user who think that Grisho has chance. :D He is right, Monaco is in bad form recently.

kr1s71an
04-17-2011, 06:52 AM
I found one user who think that Grisho has chance. :D He is right, Monaco is in bad form recently.
Yeah, but Grisho's form is not great, too. I think that even that Monaco is the big favourite, if Grisho somehow play very well, he can win.

Sonja1989
04-17-2011, 11:07 AM
I know. :sad:

But don't take away my optimism!!! :bigcry:

dinkulpus
04-17-2011, 11:35 AM
Monaco is clay player, he is not in very good form now, but I think still no chances for Grigor :confused:

nadejda
04-17-2011, 12:21 PM
I know. :sad:

But don't take away my optimism!!! :bigcry:

though I can't say anything positive for the outcome of this match, I would like to give you some reputation to cheer you up :D but I can't

Sonja1989
04-17-2011, 12:29 PM
though I can't say anything positive for the outcome of this match, I would like to give you some reputation to cheer you up :D but I can't

I imagine there. :) Thank you. :hug: :hug:

BlueLighthouse
04-17-2011, 02:32 PM
I know. :sad:

But don't take away my optimism!!! :bigcry:

Eh, there's always a chance in every match - ;) Anybody can have a bad/good day.

Sonja1989
04-17-2011, 02:48 PM
Eh, there's always a chance in every match - ;) Anybody can have a bad/good day.

Finally somebody with optimism. :hug:

Sonja1989
04-17-2011, 07:43 PM
He will play tomorrow, last match on Center Court. :lol: :sad: :scared:

http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2011/425/op.pdf

nadejda
04-17-2011, 08:12 PM
heh good luck Grisho :hug:

paintful loss in a night setion on the central court
damn this life :D

Grisho, please, win a couple of games!

vn01
04-17-2011, 08:45 PM
Is this our new strategy? To be pesimistic about Grisha's matches :lol:

nadejda, it's weird for me to read what you've posted, seeing your nickname :lol:

Sonja1989
04-17-2011, 09:09 PM
Why? What does it mean?

Good luck Grisho!!!

vn01
04-17-2011, 09:25 PM
Why? What does it mean?

Good luck Grisho!!!

nadejda=hope, trust :D

Sonja1989
04-17-2011, 09:34 PM
Oh Nadejda, please stay at your nickname! :D We all have to stay optimistic. He didn't lose yet. :D As BlueLighthouse said 'there's always a chance in every match'. :D

Come on Grisho :rocker2:

nadejda
04-18-2011, 07:02 AM
nah my parents were blind optimistic to give me this name :D unlike me ;)

I am still very optimistic in the long-term perspective for Grigor :cool:
even though I sound so negative. I sorry guys, didn't mean to upset you, thought we share this mood, but...nah.. I stop now!

DAVAI Grisha! :rocker:

Stanko Dapa
04-18-2011, 08:08 AM
I just check livescorehunter links and there is 3 matches from the CC but not Grigor vs Monaco. In fact spanish TV will broadcast the first three single matches but not the 4th (Grisho`s match). It may be good sign since Grisho lost almost every time when the match can be watch online and won almost every match when it can be followed only by the livescore :lol:

Lubilia
04-18-2011, 07:40 PM
So there won't be any stream ? Dammit that sucks :mad:

nadejda
04-18-2011, 07:47 PM
fingers crossed :cool:

Lubilia
04-18-2011, 08:01 PM
Can't believe we are missing it TT

nadejda
04-18-2011, 08:09 PM
wow, not bad 4-1

nadejda
04-18-2011, 08:32 PM
4-5 now and Monaco serving for the set

nadejda
04-18-2011, 08:38 PM
Monaco took the first set

nadejda
04-18-2011, 09:13 PM
Grigor lost
4-6 1-6

expected result

next is Munich

Sonja1989
04-18-2011, 09:36 PM
Ouch... Yeah, expected loss but I really thought he has chance, specially when he had 4 - 1 and two BPs.

Better luck in Munich, Grisho, that draw was really terrible.

dinkulpus
04-19-2011, 08:37 PM
He missed a lot of good chances in first set :o

shuhrat
04-20-2011, 08:04 AM
Hi. :wavey: A few words about the match by a reknown Canadian tennis writer, Tom.Tebbutt :)

THE NEXT ONE? (http://www.lovemeansnothing.ca/blog/raonic-rolls-on-red-stuff)

If Milos Raonic is to be resident in the highest rungs in tennis over the next few years, a player who could very well be there with him is Grigor Dimitrov. Highly touted after winning the 2008 Wimbledon and the US Open junior titles, the Bulgarian has struggled to make his mark in the pros but recently has improved and currently ranks No. 70.

On Monday night, he played No. 37-ranked Juan Monaco and I stayed around to see exactly where he is at these days. Less than six months younger than Raonic, Dimitrov, 19, has often been compared to Roger Federer because of his one-handed backhand and explosive gamestyle.

Listed at 6-foot-2 and 169 pounds, he looks to have filled out and probably weighs more than that. Against Monaco, he led 4-1 and 15-40 on the Argentine’s serve in the opening set but failed to convert those break points. Soon errors began to creep into his game while Monaco played tougher as he appeared to get over some string tension problems he had earlier in the set. The match completely turned around as Dimitrov unravelled and won only one more game in a 6-4, 6-1 loss.

I later talked to his coach, former No. 7-ranked Peter McNamara from Australia, and he said that his player just “has too many shots and options.” At recent tournaments, Dimitrov has followed up tremendous performances with showings that are anything but. McNamara claims that it is all in the head and, holding his thumb and index finger a little bit apart, said that there is just a little bit further to go mentally.

nadejda
04-20-2011, 10:48 AM
hello there :wavey:

thanks for the info :cool:

larzm
04-22-2011, 02:49 PM
OMG! Monaco lost the next round vs. Simone Vagnozzi (who doesn't know this great champion from Italy, the home of the best tennis players in the world) and won only five games. So seems like Monaco was really hot! ... This just disappoints me even more... :-((((

Sonja1989
04-22-2011, 03:20 PM
Hi. :wavey: A few words about the match by a reknown Canadian tennis writer, Tom.Tebbutt :)

THE NEXT ONE? (http://www.lovemeansnothing.ca/blog/raonic-rolls-on-red-stuff)

If Milos Raonic is to be resident in the highest rungs in tennis over the next few years, a player who could very well be there with him is Grigor Dimitrov. Highly touted after winning the 2008 Wimbledon and the US Open junior titles, the Bulgarian has struggled to make his mark in the pros but recently has improved and currently ranks No. 70.

On Monday night, he played No. 37-ranked Juan Monaco and I stayed around to see exactly where he is at these days. Less than six months younger than Raonic, Dimitrov, 19, has often been compared to Roger Federer because of his one-handed backhand and explosive gamestyle.

Listed at 6-foot-2 and 169 pounds, he looks to have filled out and probably weighs more than that. Against Monaco, he led 4-1 and 15-40 on the Argentine’s serve in the opening set but failed to convert those break points. Soon errors began to creep into his game while Monaco played tougher as he appeared to get over some string tension problems he had earlier in the set. The match completely turned around as Dimitrov unravelled and won only one more game in a 6-4, 6-1 loss.

I later talked to his coach, former No. 7-ranked Peter McNamara from Australia, and he said that his player just “has too many shots and options.” At recent tournaments, Dimitrov has followed up tremendous performances with showings that are anything but. McNamara claims that it is all in the head and, holding his thumb and index finger a little bit apart, said that there is just a little bit further to go mentally.

:wavey:

Thanks. :D