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Week 22: Rijeka, Croatia (Winner : Rui Machado)

Jacques_Ukraine
04-30-2011, 10:32 AM
Week 22: Rijeka, Croatia

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Location: Rijeka, Croatia (shifted from Week 36 last year to Week 22 this year)
Type: €30K+H
Surface: Outdoor Clay
Balls:
Site: TENISKI KLUB KVARNER, Ede Jardasa 27a, 51000 Rijeka; tel 1: +385 51 621 601, tel 2: +385 95 9069 587, fax: +385 51 621 444, e-mail: tenis-klub-kvarner@ri.htnet.hr
Starting Date: May 30
2010 Champion: Blaž Kavčič (Slovenia)
Tournament website:



Entry List:
Main Draw
OUT Riba, Pere ESP 71
Kavcic, Blaz SLO 82
Machado, Rui POR 115
Eric Prodon FRA 117
Dabul, Brian ARG 126
Junqueira, Diego ARG 133
Lorenzi, Paolo ITA 148
Di Mauro, Alessio ITA 151
Zemlja, Grega SLO 153
OUT Skugor, Franco CRO 157
Millot, Vincent FRA 158
Guez, David FRA 160
Ungur, Adrian ROU 163
Brzezicki, Juan Pablo ARG 168
Vagnozzi, Simone ITA 172
Gensse, Augustin FRA 178
Dancevic, Frank CAN 179
Molteni, Andres ARG 181
Bagnis, Facundo ARG 182
Viola, Matteo ITA 188
Zopp, Jurgen EST 194
Silva, Julio BRA 200

Alternates:
OUT 1. Donskoy, Evgeny RUS 202
OUT 2. Copil, Marius ROU 204
OUT 3. Olaso, Guillermo ESP 208
OUT 4. Lojda, Dusan CZE 209
IN 5. Polansky, Peter CAN 210
OUT 6. Meffert, Dominik GER 211
OUT 7. Stebe, Cedrik-Marcel GER 214
OUT 8. Alcaide, Guillermo ESP 217
OUT 9. Ward, James GBR 218
OUT 10. Estrella, Victor DOM 219
IN 11. Patience, Olivier FRA 220
OUT 12. Aguilar, Jorge CHI 221
IN 13. Kellner, Adam HUN 222
OUT 14. @# Hernandez, Oscar ESP 222
OUT 15. Navarro, Ivan ESP 224
OUT 16. Ouanna, Josselin FRA 225
OUT 17. Crugnola, Marco ITA 227
OUT 18. Burquier, Gregoire FRA 228
IN 19. Balazs, Attila HUN 230
20. Veic, Antonio CRO 232
21. Flock, Alexander GER 233
22. Semjan, Marek SVK 234
23. Klec, Ivo SVK 235
24. Sousa, Joao POR 236
25. Lemke, James AUS 237
OUT 26. Bester, Philip CAN 238
27. Eysseric, Jonathan FRA 239
28. Acasuso, Jose ARG 240
29. Romboli, Fernando BRA 242
30. Rochette, Laurent FRA 243
31. Marti, Javier ESP 245
...

Jacques_Ukraine
04-30-2011, 10:33 AM
QUALIFYING DRAW

Jacques_Ukraine
04-30-2011, 10:33 AM
MAIN DRAW

[1] Blaz KAVCIC (SLO) vs Frank DANCEVIC (CAN)
QUALIFIER vs Augustin GENSSE (FRA)
Olivier PATIENCE (FRA) vs QUALIFIER
[WC] Nikola MEKTIC (CRO) vs [5] Paolo LORENZI (ITA)

[4] Eric PRODON (FRA) vs [WC] Kristijan MESAROS (CRO)
Attila BALAZS (HUN) vs Julio SILVA (BRA)
Facundo BAGNIS (ARG) vs [Alt] Antonio VEIC (CRO)
Alessio DI MAURO (ITA) vs [8] Grega ZEMLJA (SLO)

[6] Brian DABUL (ARG) vs [WC] Borut PUC (CRO)
Adrian UNGUR (ROU) vs Matteo VIOLA (ITA)
Jurgen ZOPP (EST) vs Adam KELLNER (HUN)
[WC] Dino MARCAN (CRO) vs [3] Rui MACHADO (POR)

[7] Vincent MILLOT (FRA) vs Simone VAGNOZZI (ITA)
David GUEZ (FRA) vs Juan Pablo BRZEZICKI (ARG)
QUALIFIER vs Andres MOLTENI (ARG)
QUALIFIER vs [2] Diego JUNQUEIRA (ARG)

Jacques_Ukraine
04-30-2011, 10:34 AM
DOUBLES DRAW

Yves.
04-30-2011, 10:05 PM
Cool OP picture!

Davidcuervacho
05-26-2011, 10:06 PM
Good luck Brian Dabul, Diego Junqueira, Juan Pablo Brzezicki, Andres Molteni and Facundo Bagnis :yeah:

Chris-swede
05-28-2011, 09:14 AM
can nielsen get a SE here...?

Jacques_Ukraine
05-28-2011, 02:42 PM
OUT: Riba, Skugor
IN: Polansky, Patience, Kellner, Balasz

Jacques_Ukraine
05-28-2011, 02:50 PM
can nielsen get a SE here...?

I don't see him in the entry list

Filo V.
05-28-2011, 03:17 PM
Good list, Blaz should have a good opportunity to defend his result.

Nathaliia
05-28-2011, 08:20 PM
QUALIFICATION DRAW

[1] Jonathan Eyserric (FRA) bye
Allen Perel (AUS) vs. [WC] Filip Setic (CRO)
Josko Topic (CRO) vs. Daniel Smethurst (GBR)
[WC] Filip Kraljevic (CRO) vs. [8] Gabriel Trujillo-Soler (ESP)

[2] Fernando Romboli (BRA) bye
Patrik Brydolf (SWE) vs. Mislav Hizak (CRO)
[WC] Miren Zaverski (CRO) vs. Lovro Zovko (CRO)
Janko Lumpert (CRO) vs. [6] Nicolas Devilder (FRA)

[3] Amer Delic (BIH) bye
Pedro Sousa (POR) vs. [WC] Marcel Ruzic (CRO)
[WC] Enrico Becuzzi (ITA) vs. Jose Statham (NZL)
[5] Jonathan Dasnieres de Veigy (FRA) bye

[4] Andrea Arnaboldi (ITA) bye
Antonio Sancic (CRO) vs. [WC] Sinisa Cuk (CRO)
Michael Linzer (AUT) vs. Morgan Phillips (GBR)
Dennis Zivkovic (USA) vs. [7] Ervin Eleskovic (SWE)

Helevorn
05-28-2011, 11:30 PM
Cool OP picture!

To me Fiume/Rijeka is one of the most beautiful and lovely cities in the world, everyone should see it in his life =)

Nathaliia
05-29-2011, 02:57 PM
Kavcic vs. Dancevic :eek:

Filo V.
05-29-2011, 10:12 PM
Damn, Frank v Blaz, the two guys I care about in the event. From what I remember, Rijeka is a damp and slow court, so I think Blaz will win. Blaz is the favorite to win the event if he's fit and playing well.

Sauletekis
05-30-2011, 12:18 AM
Nice win by Pedro Sousa in a epic match vs. Amer Delic! Hope this win will boost his confidence, cause he surelly got the game to be in a rank a LOT better than he is, rigth now.

Moder
05-30-2011, 01:34 AM
Q-First Round
(1)Jonathan Eysseric (FRA) bye
(WC)Filip Setic (CRO) d. Allen Perel (AUS) 6-3 6-2
Daniel Smethurst (GBR) d. Josko Topic (CRO) 3-6 6-3 7-6(3)
(8)Gabriel Trujillo-Soler (ESP) d. (WC)Filip Kraljevic (CRO) 6-0 6-2
(2)Fernando Romboli (BRA) bye
Mislav Hizak (CRO) d. Patrik Brydolf (SWE) 6-7(9) 7-5 6-1
Lovro Zovko (CRO) d. (WC)Miren Zaverski (CRO) 6-0 6-0
(6)Nicolas Devilder (FRA) d. Janko Lumpert (CRO) 6-2 6-3
(3)Amer Delic (BIH) bye
Pedro Sousa (POR) d. (WC)Marcel Ruzic (CRO) 6-1 6-0
Jose (rubin) Statham (NZL) d. (WC)Enrico Becuzzi (ITA) 6-0 6-0
(5)Jonathan Dasnieres De Veigy (FRA) bye
(4)Andrea Arnaboldi (ITA) bye
Antonio Sancic (CRO) d. (WC)Sinisa Cuk (CRO) 6-0 6-0
Michael Linzer (AUT) d. Morgan Phillips (GBR) 6-4 2-6 6-1
(7)Ervin Eleskovic (SWE) d. Dennis Zivkovic (USA) 7-6(5) 6-4

Q-Second Round
(1)Jonathan Eysseric (FRA) d. (WC)Filip Setic (CRO) 6-0 6-4
(8)Gabriel Trujillo-Soler (ESP) d. Daniel Smethurst (GBR) 6-1 6-0
(2)Fernando Romboli (BRA) d. Mislav Hizak (CRO) 6-4 6-3
(6)Nicolas Devilder (FRA) d. Lovro Zovko (CRO) 6-3 6-2
Pedro Sousa (POR) d. (3)Amer Delic (BIH) 6-7(2) 7-6(4) 7-5
Jose (rubin) Statham (NZL) d. (5)Jonathan Dasnieres De Veigy (FRA) 6-2 6-2
(4)Andrea Arnaboldi (ITA) d. Antonio Sancic (CRO) 3-6 6-3 6-4
Michael Linzer (AUT) d. (7)Ervin Eleskovic (SWE) 6-4 7-6(3)

Qualifying Round
(1)Jonathan Eysseric (FRA) vs (8)Gabriel Trujillo-Soler (ESP)
(2)Fernando Romboli (BRA) vs (6)Nicolas Devilder (FRA)
Pedro Sousa (POR) vs Jose (rubin) Statham (NZL)
(4)Andrea Arnaboldi (ITA) vs Michael Linzer (AUT)

Sombrerero loco
05-30-2011, 08:14 AM
come on balazs!!

Moder
05-30-2011, 01:38 PM
Doubles
Seeds: (cut: Hizak/Mektic - 776)
1. Alessio Di Mauro/Simone Vagnozzi
2. Jordan Kerr/Travis Parrott
3. Dino Marcan/Lovro Zovko
4. Paolo Lorenzi/Julio Silva

First Round
(1)Alessio Di Mauro/Simone Vagnozzi (ITA) vs Jose (rubin) Statham/Jurgen Zopp (NZL/EST)
Jonathan Eysseric/Augustin Gensse (FRA) vs (WC)Borut Puc/Marcel Ruzic (CRO)
(4)Paolo Lorenzi/Julio Silva (ITA/BRA) vs David Guez/Vincent Millot (FRA)
Blaz Kavcic/Grega Zemlja (SLO) vs (WC)Filip Kraljevic/Luka Zunic (CRO)
Facundo Bagnis/Fernando Romboli (ARG/BRA) vs (WC)Davor Pilepic/Marin Rosovic (CRO)
Mislav Hizak/Nikola Mektic (CRO) vs (3)Dino Marcan/Lovro Zovko (CRO)
Allen Perel/Gabriel Trujillo-Soler (AUS/ESP) vs Diego Junqueira/Andres Molteni (ARG)
Rui Machado/Pedro Sousa (POR) vs (2)Jordan Kerr/Travis Parrott (AUS/USA)

Crowdmaker
05-30-2011, 03:26 PM
Will try to write few words about tournament these days, as place where it's held isn't too far away from me:)
Been away for previous edition, however sad to notice, there's no stands for spectators (unless you are drinking in a pub balcony, which a club headquarters:smoke:) or simply central court is pretty much like all courts - glued into one and separeted with a fence...

And yes Rijeka as town is best one in the World! Here is some more appropriate photo. Cheers!

http://www.panoramio.com/photo/24869262

http://www.photonet.hr/hr/rijeka/scene/panoramski-nocni-pogled-s-ucke,513.html

ps For some reason these photos cannot be uploaded directly here, therefore, maybe mods can fix it?Thanks!

Filo V.
05-30-2011, 03:47 PM
Nice to see Devilder qualify. Hopefully Nicolas can do well here. All four qualifiers can give tough tests in the MD.

Moder
05-30-2011, 08:54 PM
Qualifying Round
(8)Gabriel Trujillo-Soler (ESP) d. (1)Jonathan Eysseric (FRA) 6-4 6-2
(6)Nicolas Devilder (FRA) d. (2)Fernando Romboli (BRA) 6-3 7-6(6)
Pedro Sousa (POR) d. Jose (rubin) Statham (NZL) 6-2 6-1
(4)Andrea Arnaboldi (ITA) d. Michael Linzer (AUT) 1-6 7-5 7-5

MD, Q placed:

First Round
(1)Blaz Kavcic (SLO) vs Frank Dancevic (CAN)
(q)Gabriel Trujillo-Soler (ESP) vs Augustin Gensse (FRA)
Olivier Patience (FRA) vs (q)Pedro Sousa (POR)
(WC)Nikola Mektic (CRO) vs (5)Paolo Lorenzi (ITA)
(4)Eric Prodon (FRA) vs (WC)Kristijan Mesaros (CRO)
Attila Balazs (HUN) vs Julio Silva (BRA)
Facundo Bagnis (ARG) vs (ALT)Antonio Veic (CRO)
Alessio Di Mauro (ITA) vs (8)Grega Zemlja (SLO)
(6)Brian Dabul (ARG) vs (WC)Borut Puc (CRO)
Adrian Ungur (ROU) vs Matteo Viola (ITA)
Jurgen Zopp (EST) vs Adam Kellner (HUN)
(WC)Dino Marcan (CRO) vs (3)Rui Machado (POR)
(7)Vincent Millot (FRA) vs Simone Vagnozzi (ITA)
David Guez (FRA) vs Juan Pablo Brzezicki (ARG)
(q)Andrea Arnaboldi (ITA) vs Andres Molteni (ARG)
(q)Nicolas Devilder (FRA) vs (2)Diego Junqueira (ARG)


Help with results in steve’s forum is needed. The current team is great but it could be bigger.

Nathaliia
05-31-2011, 11:31 AM
lmao Balazs beating Silva 6-1 so far, maybe too much Croatian party for Julio ;)

Sauletekis
05-31-2011, 02:08 PM
Pedro Sousa (the only player who won a set to D-Pot in Estoril) is getting cofident. He got the game, and it seems he's getting his head into to it. 6-3 6-4 against Patience! I expect dozens of places up in the rankings, with this 9 points, and (who knows?) even more.

FORĒA PEDRO!

Machiavelli
05-31-2011, 03:58 PM
Mesaros def. Prodon 6/4,2/6,*6/5 ret. what was this???
Vagnozzi def. Millot 6/2,6/4
Guez def. Brzezicki 6/1,6/1 ; too good on clay Guez
Balasz def. J.Silva 6/1,6/2 ; gutsy performance from the brazilian, so much heart
Molteni def. Arnaboldi 6/1,4/6,7/6(4)
Sousa def. Patience 6/3,6/4

Sauletekis
05-31-2011, 04:26 PM
Mesaros def. Prodon 6/4,2/6,*6/5 ret. what was this???
Vagnozzi def. Millot 6/2,6/4
Guez def. Brzezicki 6/1,6/1 ; too good on clay Guez
Balasz def. J.Silva 6/1,6/2 ; gutsy performance from the brazilian, so much heart
Molteni def. Arnaboldi 6/1,4/6,7/6(4)
Sousa def. Patience 6/3,6/4

Yes, very strange retirement to say at least. Or it must be very serious, or seems like someone is not learning the lessons of crazy Dani...

Sombrerero loco
05-31-2011, 04:26 PM
balazs :hearts:

Filo V.
05-31-2011, 05:02 PM
Eric was serving for the match at *5-4 and lost it, and then just ended the match really afterward. I'm guessing a mental injury as much as physical.

Dominant wins for Balasz, Junqueira and Guez. I'm very surprised about Guez winning that easily. Polaco usually puts forth better efforts than that.

Filo V.
05-31-2011, 05:03 PM
Lorenzi playing now, up a break in the first set at 5-*3. Wonder if he can back up his nearly beating Rafa in Rome result or if he'll just go back to mediocrity.

Nathaliia
05-31-2011, 05:44 PM
lorenzi chokes a bit

6-2 4-2 to 4-4

but should win

Filo V.
05-31-2011, 06:17 PM
Lorenzi won it 6-3 6-4. Comfortable victory.

Match of the tournament is tomorrow, between Kavcic v Dancevic.

RonaldGomez
05-31-2011, 06:50 PM
Prodon was injured in French Open after his match against Beck, maybe he was still suffering.

Moder
05-31-2011, 11:47 PM
First Round
(1)Blaz Kavcic (SLO) vs Frank Dancevic (CAN)
(q)Gabriel Trujillo-Soler (ESP) vs Augustin Gensse (FRA)
(q)Pedro Sousa (POR) d. Olivier Patience (FRA) 6-3 6-4
(5)Paolo Lorenzi (ITA) d. (WC)Nikola Mektic (CRO) 6-3 6-4
(WC)Kristijan Mesaros (CRO) d. (4)Eric Prodon (FRA) 6-4 2-6 6-5 ret.
Attila Balazs (HUN) d. Julio Silva (BRA) 6-1 6-2
Facundo Bagnis (ARG) vs (ALT)Antonio Veic (CRO)
Alessio Di Mauro (ITA) vs (8)Grega Zemlja (SLO)
(6)Brian Dabul (ARG) vs (WC)Borut Puc (CRO)
Adrian Ungur (ROU) vs Matteo Viola (ITA)
Jurgen Zopp (EST) vs Adam Kellner (HUN)
(WC)Dino Marcan (CRO) vs (3)Rui Machado (POR)
Simone Vagnozzi (ITA) d. (7)Vincent Millot (FRA) 6-2 6-4
David Guez (FRA) d. Juan Pablo Brzezicki (ARG) 6-1 6-1
Andres Molteni (ARG) d. (q)Andrea Arnaboldi (ITA) 6-1 4-6 7-6(4)
(2)Diego Junqueira (ARG) d. (q)Nicolas Devilder (FRA) 6-1 6-2

Any help in steve’s results forum is appreciated. Even if just for a few minutes.

Sombrerero loco
06-01-2011, 07:52 AM
thanks moder for the results =)

Crowdmaker
06-01-2011, 10:02 AM
Lorenzi won it 6-3 6-4. Comfortable victory.


Comfortable only by the scoreline.
Metkic had 2 break points, early in the 1st set, then fell apart after not converting them, from 3-3 to 6-3.
This continued in 2nd set.However Lorenzi game was much weaker in 2nd set, making Metkic way back with re-break for 4-4.
How Metkic lost his last service game is better not to talk about.Overall the real differnce in this match was "head" only.

Crowdmaker
06-01-2011, 10:06 AM
Prodon was injured in French Open after his match against Beck, maybe he was still suffering.

Prodon had 5-2 in the 3rd set.
Then scoreline was Mesaros 6-5 and 30-15...next thing you know Prodon cannot continue!?
Ha, ha...good one Prodon:rolls::rolls:

Crowdmaker
06-01-2011, 10:24 AM
OK, now few words about tournament in general.
I have to correct myself (previous report), as the organizers put some +- 100 seats for the central court.
This is of course just for the tournament.
General sponsor of the event is local oil industry "INA".
People are obviosly not amused with a whole thing as the most atractive match yesterday Mektic-Lorenzi was followed with
about 40 to 50 spectators.Atmosphere on stands was rather more appr. for theater then some sports event.
Veic, Zovko, Puc were amongst Mektic supporter's.
I had a word with one of the organizers, who is a bit pesimistic about events future or actually local clubs limits.
Veic had nice training session early in the morning and overall seems to be really nice bloke.Today he is expecting much bigger support from his friends and family.He is originally from one of the nearby islands, so to be a student in Rijeka is like a tradition which is followed by a lot of his friends.Hopefully this support will help him to win over Bagnis today at 1800 who is really a difficult player.
So far from local players, Mesaros is in 2nd round, whilst Mektic is out.
Besides Veic, Puc and Marcan are playing today, but with hard draw to advance further.
Probably the best chance here would have Skugor, but is unable to play due to injury.
If there's some chance will try to write some more.

clansman
06-01-2011, 12:06 PM
so here's the story...there are confirmed stories that nine matches on the tournament had been fixed. six from yesterday's programme and three from today's. the word is that huge amounts of money had been bet in romania on those matches including Prodon - Mesaros where the bet had been on prodon. as far as you know Prodon led 5-2 in the third then retired on 5-6* 15-40*
today trujillo soler had to beat gensee what as you know happened (odds 2.70), kellner had to beat zopp but he retired at 2-0. i suppose that he maybe had some threats...
the last match is di mauro-zemlja...if di mauro wins, the romanian bookies will loose around 500.000 euros...

lephter
06-01-2011, 12:19 PM
I see no one writes about the match fixing that is going on at this tournament.
There should be an investigation going on cause around 8-10 matches from the 1st round are supposed to be fixed by betting mafia.

A lot of French players involved in the betting scam: Millot, Prodon, Devilder ,Patience and Gensse all lost on command, while Brzezicki ,Julio Silva and Dutra Silva also lost here on porpouse.

Big money were placed at local betting shops on combo bets here in Romania, Croatia,Poland,Serbia,Bosnia etc.

It seems like every year there are couple of situations similar to this one.

Millot should be banned for life...same as Koellerer.


Link from Romanian newspaer: http://www.prosport.ro/sport-life/special/mafia-pariurilor-se-extinde-vezi-cel-mai-tare-bilet-de-meciuri-trucate-care-ar-fi-adus-castiguri-de-150-000-8300363/galerie-2#picture

Filo V.
06-01-2011, 01:06 PM
Damn, a fixed event. Sad shit. But not surprising in the least.

Nathaliia
06-01-2011, 01:22 PM
I am on an online betting detox now :tape: until I catch up with my writing jobs deadlines but I entered a local bookie yesterday ( :angel: ) to ask for a Djokovic RG outright prize and also noticed there were no Rijeka challenger matches (perhaps good for me or I could have lost on Brzezicki over Guez).

Today Zopp's prize was going up like crazy up to nearly evens and then Kellner retired at 0-2. Either a reverse fix or overplotting ;)

Trujillo d. Gensse 6-3 6-3
Puc d. Dabul 7-6(1) 6-4
Ungur d. Viola 6-4 6-2
Machado d. Marcan 6-2 6-3

RAIN :rain:

Nathaliia
06-01-2011, 01:30 PM
Also I am not sure how much "fixed" these matches were and how much just influenced by informators who are in Rijeka. We all know chaps like Brzezicki, Silva are the ones who'd go out to party and come back sleep at 8 a.m. and Rijeka is a party place with interesting women... so, we know there are guys stalking players in the parties and they could have made calls to their buddies in countries like Romania. This is what I always used to see in Sopot, when I was at the parties the bookies next morning were asking me who got wasted and were calling their buddies all over the world, I was a teenager and didn't know what really betting was and why these information were important ;)

Prodon retirmenent looks like at least severe gamesmanship case though I must say.

*Jean*
06-01-2011, 01:33 PM
you should know that Millot is being investigated about fixing his R1 match at the French Open against Texeira. He is thought to have been paid A LOT to lose on purpose.

Nathaliia
06-01-2011, 01:37 PM
you should know that Millot is being investigated about fixing his R1 match at the French Open against Texeira. He is thought to have been paid A LOT to lose on purpose.
LOL.

I hope he gets banned for life like Dani if it turns out true. Having said that, I was expecting Teixeira to win anyway then, fixed or not :lol:

lephter
06-01-2011, 01:44 PM
Also I am not sure how much "fixed" these matches were and how much just influenced by informators who are in Rijeka. We all know chaps like Brzezicki, Silva are the ones who'd go out to party and come back sleep at 8 a.m. and Rijeka is a party place with interesting women... so, we know there are guys stalking players in the parties and they could have made calls to their buddies in countries like Romania. This is what I always used to see in Sopot, when I was at the parties the bookies next morning were asking me who got wasted and were calling their buddies all over the world, I was a teenager and didn't know what really betting was and why these information were important ;)

Prodon retirmenent looks like at least severe gamesmanship case though I must say.

I know what you are saying Nathi and you are right, but this is something a bit different.
This shit was planned long time ago, with certain persons placing bets at the exact time in different locations, in different countries. It was done the same way last year, and two years ago, and 3 years ago...and so on.
Last year at the Arad challenger, Millot lost 2-0 to Muller and his friend Dasnieres lost 2-0 to Rufin, Renavand lost 2-0 in another tournament, Koellerer and Bogomolov also involved in the scam at that time as well.
Some Romanian bookies announced the tennis authorities and asked for investigation.

Too bad this shit is hard to proove.:)

Sauletekis
06-01-2011, 01:47 PM
Really sad news for tennis... Disgusting!

RonaldGomez
06-01-2011, 01:54 PM
you should know that Millot is being investigated about fixing his R1 match at the French Open against Texeira. He is thought to have been paid A LOT to lose on purpose.

I'm surprised because he was losing 6/2 4/0 in his match, then fought to take the set 2 and 3, and was leading *4/3 in the 4th set...he made a hell of a job to lose on purpose :)

lephter
06-01-2011, 02:00 PM
As we are speaking, you may have noticed that the last match standing in the combo was void. Di Mauro retired when noticing that he cannot win the match as planned,same story as Prodon yesterday only not as late in the match :), so bet is void with locals where the bets were placed.

Money in the bank for those who bet :) Nice way to make more than 1 million euros right? :)))

Nathaliia
06-01-2011, 02:18 PM
I know what you are saying Nathi and you are right, but this is something a bit different.
This shit was planned long time ago, with certain persons placing bets at the exact time in different locations, in different countries. It was done the same way last year, and two years ago, and 3 years ago...and so on.
Last year at the Arad challenger, Millot lost 2-0 to Muller and his friend Dasnieres lost 2-0 to Rufin, Renavand lost 2-0 in another tournament, Koellerer and Bogomolov also involved in the scam at that time as well.
Some Romanian bookies announced the tennis authorities and asked for investigation.

Too bad this shit is hard to proove.:)
Yeah, as much as I am convinced some matches are fixed (some are fixed in a very obvious way nobody even tries to hide it Chela-Schwank being the recent example) I also sadly like to give these schmucks benefits of doubts... After all, we're only human and won't play every match at our 100% only because we have a higher rank or because we take a surprising lead...
Then again we have some tankers who show up only for appearance fee or to win 1-2 matches and leave to prepare for a more important tournament (Santoro used to tank challenger R1 matches all the time, but was he fixing? No idea, no proof.)
I remember once I talked to a Czech player who told me he was injured and was hesitating till the last day to withdraw or not withdraw from the tournament. I wrote about it in my report and on the next day odds all over the world were reverse, huge money on the opponent, and a win. For someone who didn't read my report and only followed odds movements it was a "clear fix." So it's easy to make an assumption...

But yeah, stuff in Rijeka definitely stinks in some ways (at least some matches), and I have good news, I will be reporting from Sopot Challenger this year :angel:

*Jean*
06-01-2011, 05:46 PM
I'm surprised because he was losing 6/2 4/0 in his match, then fought to take the set 2 and 3, and was leading *4/3 in the 4th set...he made a hell of a job to lose on purpose :)

Did you watch the match? It was so obvious...The game at 4*-5 in the fourth set looked like "Oh God, I forgot I have to lose that match". :lol:

Sombrerero loco
06-01-2011, 06:40 PM
still no oop for tomorrow?

Ilovetheblues_86
06-01-2011, 07:01 PM
Dabul losing to Puc was very very very funny. :o

Belludal
06-01-2011, 07:14 PM
Dabul losing to Puc was very very very funny. :o

ATP need Ban many players! :mad::mad::mad:

Ilovetheblues_86
06-01-2011, 07:31 PM
:lol:

Moder
06-01-2011, 08:59 PM
First Round
(1)Blaz Kavcic (SLO) d. Frank Dancevic (CAN) 6-4 7-5
(q)Gabriel Trujillo-Soler (ESP) d. Augustin Gensse (FRA) 6-3 6-3
(q)Pedro Sousa (POR) d. Olivier Patience (FRA) 6-3 6-4
(5)Paolo Lorenzi (ITA) d. (WC)Nikola Mektic (CRO) 6-3 6-4
(WC)Kristijan Mesaros (CRO) d. (4)Eric Prodon (FRA) 6-4 2-6 6-5 ret.
Attila Balazs (HUN) d. Julio Silva (BRA) 6-1 6-2
(ALT)Antonio Veic (CRO) d. Facundo Bagnis (ARG) 4-6 6-4 6-2
(8)Grega Zemlja (SLO) d. Alessio Di Mauro (ITA) 6-4 3-0 ret.
(WC)Borut Puc (CRO) d. (6)Brian Dabul (ARG) 7-6(1) 6-4
Adrian Ungur (ROU) d. Matteo Viola (ITA) 6-4 6-2
Jurgen Zopp (EST) d. Adam Kellner (HUN) 2-0 ret.
(3)Rui Machado (POR) d. (WC)Dino Marcan (CRO) 6-2 6-3
Simone Vagnozzi (ITA) d. (7)Vincent Millot (FRA) 6-2 6-4
David Guez (FRA) d. Juan Pablo Brzezicki (ARG) 6-1 6-1
Andres Molteni (ARG) d. (q)Andrea Arnaboldi (ITA) 6-1 4-6 7-6(4)
(2)Diego Junqueira (ARG) d. (q)Nicolas Devilder (FRA) 6-1 6-2

Second Round
(1)Blaz Kavcic (SLO) vs (q)Gabriel Trujillo-Soler (ESP)
(q)Pedro Sousa (POR) vs (5)Paolo Lorenzi (ITA)
(WC)Kristijan Mesaros (CRO) vs Attila Balazs (HUN)
(ALT)Antonio Veic (CRO) vs (8)Grega Zemlja (SLO)
(WC)Borut Puc (CRO) vs Adrian Ungur (ROU)
Jurgen Zopp (EST) vs (3)Rui Machado (POR)
Simone Vagnozzi (ITA) vs David Guez (FRA)
Andres Molteni (ARG) vs (2)Diego Junqueira (ARG)

Sombrerero loco
06-01-2011, 09:02 PM
good luck tomorrow attila!!!

Direnan
06-01-2011, 09:49 PM
Also I am not sure how much "fixed" these matches were and how much just influenced by informators who are in Rijeka. We all know chaps like Brzezicki, Silva are the ones who'd go out to party and come back sleep at 8 a.m. and Rijeka is a party place with interesting women... so, we know there are guys stalking players in the parties and they could have made calls to their buddies in countries like Romania. This is what I always used to see in Sopot, when I was at the parties the bookies next morning were asking me who got wasted and were calling their buddies all over the world, I was a teenager and didn't know what really betting was and why these information were important ;)

Prodon retirmenent looks like at least severe gamesmanship case though I must say.
Julinho (Silva) in the night?

I do not remember ever having seen something about.

seems be good people.

Nathaliia
06-02-2011, 02:41 AM
He was a big party man in Poland ;)

Crowdmaker
06-02-2011, 06:03 AM
It is a bit unfair to mark to whole tournament as a scam event, just because it appears some matches might have been fixed.(more about this in appr.thread)
Rijeka is small, modest tournament, but well organized considering prize money.
Rijeka has better-faster livescore than some major ATP events.Do I have to remind how many times we waited for some modern 21st century tehnology tools like "twitter" to inform us about scores - hours after matches were completed and yes we are talking about challengers played in EU, not just some distant places.
People in general are very friendly and players are feeling fine and secure.Infact hardly anybody can say a word against empires or hostile enviroment once playing local players.
This is a 5th year running, so I guess there are a few reasons why there's quite nice MD draw ...Local girls? Make a guess:D

spanish_army
06-02-2011, 06:33 AM
If Gabo Trujillo wins today, I'll visit this paradise next year.

Nathaliia
06-02-2011, 10:10 AM
My friend is in Rijeka and he said 30 minutes ago that it was raining hard :sad:

Sombrerero loco
06-02-2011, 11:38 AM
OMG T_T well attila“s match is nb 18:00 so hopefully he will play

Nathaliia
06-02-2011, 11:51 AM
matches are being played now :) maybe it was short

Action Jackson
06-02-2011, 12:11 PM
Kavčič 6-3 7-5

Sombrerero loco
06-02-2011, 12:45 PM
expected XD
livescore where?

Nathaliia
06-02-2011, 01:19 PM
Lorenzi d. P. Sousa 6-4 6-0

score on ATP page

Action Jackson
06-02-2011, 01:47 PM
Zemlja 6-4 6-3

Action Jackson
06-02-2011, 01:48 PM
Žemlja beats Veic 6-4 6-3

Sombrerero loco
06-02-2011, 02:01 PM
zemlja into the qfs
come on attila, def. the croatian guy

Action Jackson
06-02-2011, 04:00 PM
Machado 6-4 6-2

RonaldGomez
06-02-2011, 04:40 PM
Article about fixed matchs in "L'Equipe" today (in french).

http://imageshack.us/f/600/francaisenculs.jpg/

Prodon said that he doesn't understand betting and that he wasn't contacted by anyone. His abdominal injury has woken up during his match against Mesaros and that's why he retired...
Patience and Millot are also voiceless regarding what they are being charged of.
Patience : "I have nothing to hide. These charges are amazing, btw I haven't won a match since months."
Millot : "What's this story ? I lost against a guy ranked 150th, if you can't lose against a guy ranked 150th there's a problem ! It seems they are accusing everybody !"

Sombrerero loco
06-02-2011, 07:27 PM
balazs :tape:

Moder
06-02-2011, 11:34 PM
Second Round
(1)Blaz Kavcic (SLO) d. (q)Gabriel Trujillo-Soler (ESP) 6-3 7-5
(5)Paolo Lorenzi (ITA) d. (q)Pedro Sousa (POR) 6-4 6-0
(WC)Kristijan Mesaros (CRO) d. Attila Balazs (HUN) 6-3 6-1
(8)Grega Zemlja (SLO) d. (ALT)Antonio Veic (CRO) 6-4 6-3
Adrian Ungur (ROU) d. (WC)Borut Puc (CRO) 6-1 6-2
(3)Rui Machado (POR) d. Jurgen Zopp (EST) 6-4 6-2
Simone Vagnozzi (ITA) d. David Guez (FRA) 6-2 6-0
Andres Molteni (ARG) d. (2)Diego Junqueira (ARG) 6-3 7-5

Quarterfinals
(1)Blaz Kavcic (SLO) vs (5)Paolo Lorenzi (ITA)
(WC)Kristijan Mesaros (CRO) vs (8)Grega Zemlja (SLO)
Adrian Ungur (ROU) vs (3)Rui Machado (POR)
Simone Vagnozzi (ITA) vs Andres Molteni (ARG)


http://stevegtennis.com/results/2011/ch-rijeka.txt
Any help is always appreciated in steve’s results forum (http://stevegtennis.com/forum) no matter big or small.

Nathaliia
06-03-2011, 11:01 AM
Molteni 6-4

let's go Andres!!!

Action Jackson
06-03-2011, 01:30 PM
Vagnozzi 4-6 6-2 7-6 (3)
Machado 4-6 6-3 6-1

lephter
06-03-2011, 01:39 PM
Article about fixed matchs in "L'Equipe" today (in french).

http://imageshack.us/f/600/francaisenculs.jpg/

Prodon said that he doesn't understand betting and that he wasn't contacted by anyone. His abdominal injury has woken up during his match against Mesaros and that's why he retired...
Patience and Millot are also voiceless regarding what they are being charged of.
Patience : "I have nothing to hide. These charges are amazing, btw I haven't won a match since months."
Millot : "What's this story ? I lost against a guy ranked 150th, if you can't lose against a guy ranked 150th there's a problem ! It seems they are accusing everybody !"

Millot is by far the biggest fixer within the Frenchmen. I m not surprised he is trying to look innocent here.
I remember last year, at the challenger in Arad, i was in the players lounge and i just witnessed Millot throwing away his match versus Lammer. It was the last match standing in the combos for people who bet...pretty much the same situation like in Rijeka this week.
I approached and confronted him. I presented myself as being a representative of a bookmaking company. I have never seen a guy transform in 3 seconds. His face turned all red when i told him that his match against Lammer was suspect of match fixing, together with his compatriot's match Dasnieres who also lost 2-0 to Rufin.
It looks like certain players are part of a betting ring. Since so many French players fix mathces togheter for combo betting, i think they could have the same management team who fix this ...just my opinion, but i could be wrong.

Someone could write a nice movie scenario based upon this:) it could be a big success. :)

spanish_army
06-03-2011, 01:43 PM
Millot is by far the biggest fixer within the Frenchmen. I m not surprised he is trying to look innocent here.
I remember last year, at the challenger in Arad, i was in the players lounge and i just witnessed Millot throwing away his match versus Lammer. It was the last match standing in the combos for people who bet...pretty much the same situation like in Rijeka this week.
I approached and confronted him. I presented myself as being a representative of a bookmaking company. I have never seen a guy transform in 3 seconds. His face turned all red when i told him that his match against Lammer was suspect of match fixing, together with his compatriot's match Dasnieres who also lost 2-0 to Rufin.
It looks like certain players are part of a betting ring. Since so many French players fix mathces togheter for combo betting, i think they could have the same management team who fix this ..just my opinion, but i could be wrong.

Someone could write a nice movie scenario based upon this:) it could be a big success. :)

Paire is a good candidate too.

lephter
06-03-2011, 01:54 PM
Paire is a good candidate too.

Millot and Paire , best friends :)

Metafizicar
06-03-2011, 02:35 PM
I was in Rijeka almost the whole week, I am actually a good friend with Kristijan Mesaros, I went there to support him. I watched the match against Prodon and after the Frenchmen called the doctor, the whole crowd in the stands start laughing. After the match, I spoke to Mesaros, he couldn't believe that Prodon retired. He basically didn't know how to act at that time, he was confused.

I think many of us that follow tennis from all the angles, including Challengers know what's going on, we've all seen a whole bunch of suspicios matches, especially including French players. Even some of the familiar ones are doing the same thing for years, like Clement and Chardy, basically, French players have a strong connection between themselves, most of them trained together in tennis centers all over France, they are good friends, they travel together, hang out together in tournaments, so it is nothing strange seeing them do this kinds of things.

Unfortunately, there is no all that much the ATP or the ITF can do to stop them fix matches. Maybe, if they sent someone undercover to produce some kind of evidence, until that happens, those players will continue to fix matches.

Nathaliia
06-03-2011, 02:46 PM
i have finally a report from yesterday ;) from my friend who watched the matches ;) not really much about fixes, but maybe some info about tennis

enjoy
http://www.tennisalternative.com/rijeka-tennis-challenger-2011-thursday-report-rn670.html

PS. Metafizicar, I agree with you the organizations would need to prepare fake fix attempts. You know, to gain the trust of the players (maybe they wouldn't want to fix for the unknown) and nail them and send the fuck out of tennis. These big names too (although I am convinced nobody would touch a top 50 player, look at how Davydenko escaped).

Moder
06-04-2011, 12:18 AM
Quarterfinals
(5)Paolo Lorenzi (ITA) d. (1)Blaz Kavcic (SLO) 4-6 6-1 6-4
(8)Grega Zemlja (SLO) d. (WC)Kristijan Mesaros (CRO) 6-1 7-5
(3)Rui Machado (POR) d. Adrian Ungur (ROU) 4-6 6-3 6-1
Simone Vagnozzi (ITA) d. Andres Molteni (ARG) 4-6 6-2 7-6(3)

Semifinals
(5)Paolo Lorenzi (ITA) vs (8)Grega Zemlja (SLO)
(3)Rui Machado (POR) vs Simone Vagnozzi (ITA)

Nathaliia
06-04-2011, 10:26 AM
Machado 6-2 6-2

Portuguese week, no doubt.

Sauletekis
06-04-2011, 11:04 AM
Machado 6-2 6-2

Portuguese week, no doubt.

Yes, kind of expected but still, very important win for him! If he wins tomorrow, he will be for sure in the top100 again.

Also, off-topic, it would be a perfect day if Joćo Sousa qualified for Furth challenger final. it would be the first time in his carreer, that he would qualified for a final in this level, not to speak he would enter in top200 for the first time either.

Sauletekis
06-04-2011, 11:06 AM
BTW, thanks a lot fot the reports Nathalia ;)

sfar
06-04-2011, 12:47 PM
Yes, kind of expected but still, very important win for him! If he wins tomorrow, he will be for sure in the top100 again.

Also, off-topic, it would be a perfect day if Joćo Sousa qualified for Furth challenger final. it would be the first time in his carreer, that he would qualified for a final in this level, not to speak he would enter in top200 for the first time either.

Yes, it would be great for Sousa if he could reach the final, he has already knocked out Kamke and Ignatik.

I hope Elias will start to recover from his injuries because I think he's at the same level (or even above) of Sousa.

BTW, any info about Gil? I saw he is not playing any ATP nor Challengers these following weeks. Is he injured?

Sauletekis
06-04-2011, 12:58 PM
Yes, it would be great for Sousa if he could reach the final, he has already knocked out Kamke and Ignatik.

I hope Elias will start to recover from his injuries because I think he's at the same level (or even above) of Sousa.

BTW, any info about Gil? I saw he is not playing any ATP nor Challengers these following weeks. Is he injured?

If healthy, Elias is above Sousa level, without any doubt.

I saw that too. Very strange schedueling by Gil. Even if he tries to skip the grass season, there is always clay challengers, where he can win precious and easy points... Very strange and very bad decision, cause I didn't heard about any injury. I think we all know, if he has a phisical problem...

Nathaliia
06-04-2011, 12:59 PM
Frederico said he was planning to practise and then he goes to Eastbourne and Wimbledon.

sfar
06-04-2011, 01:15 PM
Frederico said he was planning to practise and then he goes to Eastbourne and Wimbledon.

Well I hope he practises a lot so he can be in shape in Eastbourne and Wimbledon. :tennis:

Action Jackson
06-04-2011, 01:16 PM
Žemlja 4-6 6-4 6-4

Breaks for the match, after to failing to serve it out.

Sauletekis
06-04-2011, 02:05 PM
Žemlja 4-6 6-4 6-4

Breaks for the match, after to failing to serve it out.

I think Paolo would be a better match-up to Machado, but i stil think Ruis is the favourite. 70 minutes of play, the first to play, comparing to the 145 minutes of play by Grega, and it was the second match of the day. Rui will be a lot fresher, and it's on clay, his favourite surface. I really believe he will go back to top100, and get his 2nd challenger title of the season!

VAMOS RUI!

Filo V.
06-04-2011, 02:46 PM
I like both finalists so may the best man win. Grega and Rui have similar styles of play, Rui is more of a clay courter so he should be the favorite.

bad gambler
06-05-2011, 09:34 AM
Has the final begun?

Action Jackson
06-05-2011, 09:40 AM
Machado 6-3 6-0

Nathaliia
06-05-2011, 09:59 AM
no sweat for Rui

Sauletekis
06-05-2011, 10:42 AM
I expected a win, but not of this type! A fucking bagel! Congrats Rui, 2nd challenger title of the season, return to the top100. Now, i only need Joćo Sousa to win, to be a perfect week for portuguese tennis! I don't have the stats, but I think it would be the first time, that 2 portuguese players win chllengers titles in the same week.

Filo V.
06-05-2011, 01:16 PM
Rui had an amazing week. Absolutely dominant. I think he's proven that he's a level above challengers, now he has to translate his results to ATP events.

Nathaliia
06-05-2011, 03:04 PM
I think he is one of these guys strong in the challengers and unable to back it up in the ATP Tour. He's a nice guy and all, has a cute grunt etc. but I am not very convinced about what would make him exceptional.