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Prague 2011 Challenger

Bulgaria
04-30-2011, 05:34 PM
Here is the whole draw:

MAIN DRAW

[1] Jeremy CHARDY (FRA) vs QUALIFIER
Jaroslav POSPISIL (CZE) vs [WC] Fernando GONZALEZ (CHI)
[WC] Jan BLECHA (CZE) vs Lukas LACKO (SVK)
Daniel BRANDS (GER) vs [6] Florent SERRA (FRA)

[3] Julien BENNETEAU (FRA) vs Vincent MILLOT (FRA)
QUALIFIER vs Denis GREMELMAYR (GER)
Lukas ROSOL (CZE) vs Jerzy JANOWICZ (POL)
QUALIFIER vs [7] Rui MACHADO (POR)

[5] Jan HAJEK (CZE) vs [WC] Tiago FERNANDES (BRA)
Alexander KUDRYAVTSEV (RUS) vs Horacio ZEBALLOS (ARG)
Yuri SCHUKIN (KAZ) vs Ivo MINAR (CZE)
[WC] Jiri VESELY (CZE) vs [4] Matthias BACHINGER (GER)

[8] Alex BOGOMOLOV JR. (USA) vs [SE] Adam KELLNER (HUN)
Rogerio DUTRA DA SILVA (BRA) vs Jesse HUTA GALUNG (NED)
QUALIFIER vs Uladzimir IGNATIK (BLR)
[SE] Stephane ROBERT (FRA) vs [2] Grigor DIMITROV (BUL)

Grigor plays Robert in the first round. A player he've played couple of weeks ago in France and won 6-3 6-0 but on hard courts. Now the frenchman is apparently in form because tomorrow he plays the final in the challenger of Ostrava. The good thing is that Grisho avoided Gonzalez.
His match will be most probably on tuesday or even wednesday. The tournament has a livescore and maybe a livestream (but that will be known for sure on monday).
Good Luck to him and let's hope for a title here.

vn01
04-30-2011, 06:13 PM
I think he'll reach at least the final. Good luck! :)

Sonja1989
04-30-2011, 07:22 PM
The big question is: how can he play after a very very good 250s tournaments... if good, he will win this event.

larzm
04-30-2011, 08:52 PM
Lets stay cool and not expect the win of the tournament just because it is "only" a CH. But of course, if he can show to what he is able he has a good chance to win...

Sonja1989
04-30-2011, 09:26 PM
Lets stay cool and not expect the win of the tournament just because it is "only" a CH. But of course, if he can show to what he is able he has a good chance to win...

Exactly...
This 'only' thing can make problem in head of player...

FedererBulgaria
04-30-2011, 11:36 PM
Good luck:cool:

PTWahoo14
05-01-2011, 08:56 PM
My only wish everytime he plays a tourney is for him to play his best and be strong mentally. If that happens, then the wins just come naturally.

viruzzz
05-01-2011, 09:06 PM
If he plays like he did last week. It would be very good to see that.
Beautiful tennis, that's the only thing matters, my people.

Sonja1989
05-02-2011, 11:13 AM
He don't play today...

FedererBulgaria
05-02-2011, 08:36 PM
Grigor will play tomorrow !Good luck

CEZ KOLOSEUM Start 10:30

4.Men's Singles - 1st round
Robert, Stephane FRA (SE) vs. Dimitrov, Grigor BUL (2)

Bulgaria
05-03-2011, 06:51 AM
Today's forecast is not very good so I think his match will be scheduled for tomorrow.

larzm
05-04-2011, 09:20 AM
The match started already and in the very first game grigor just saved the 4th breakpoint against him... :-( slow start obviously. Now Gamepoint...

edit: he made it 1:0 in the first. Nice that he saved the breakpoints. hope from now on he serves better ;-)

Sonja1989
05-04-2011, 09:31 AM
The match started already and in the very first game grigor just saved the 4th breakpoint against him... :-( slow start obviously. Now Gamepoint...

edit: he made it 1:0 in the first. Nice that he saved the breakpoints. hope from now on he serves better ;-)

Thank you for the report Larzm. :lol: :hug: 2-*1 3 BPs :cool:

larzm
05-04-2011, 09:33 AM
Now the break for Grigor! 3:1 in the first, grigor to serve...

Sonja1989
05-04-2011, 09:34 AM
4-*1 :bigclap:

larzm
05-04-2011, 09:38 AM
Ok seems to be an easy one now. 5*-1 ...

Sonja1989
05-04-2011, 09:44 AM
SET!!! :banana: :bounce: 6-1

Eddy DoubleD
05-04-2011, 10:10 AM
2*-5 in the second set:sad:

Sonja1989
05-04-2011, 10:56 AM
5-*2 the third set. :D

Bulgaria
05-04-2011, 11:08 AM
Grigor won 6-1 3-6 6-3.

Quite intense match. Grigor really had to struggle to win this match. His next match will be against the qualifier Bloemke who defeated Ignatik in three sets. Their match will be tomorrow. Good Luck Grisha. Hopefully this match will be easier.

larzm
05-04-2011, 11:17 AM
wow, thought it will be a two set win after the first was quite dominated by Grigor. But I just saw the the live score so may be even the first was more close than the score shows...

May be it was just a slow start but now he is warm and ready for the next matches ;-)

Sonja1989
05-04-2011, 11:33 AM
The win is a win. Congrats Grisho! :D I guess after a good ATP tournament this match should be hard, no surprise here. Hard to play in Challenger level after big 250s results. His next match should be another thing... This match was one of the more important matches here.

PTWahoo14
05-04-2011, 03:03 PM
Remember, his opponent was coming of a run to a challenger final. This match was bound to be a difficult one. So this is a very good win to start the tournament. A tough match will warm him up for the rest of the tournament.

evilmindbulgaria
05-04-2011, 07:20 PM
Great job, Grigor!

vn01
05-04-2011, 08:13 PM
Tough win over Robert, but a win, so we should happy. His next match should be much easier. GO GRISHA!

viruzzz
05-04-2011, 10:09 PM
Go grigor, keep rockin man!

Sonja1989
05-05-2011, 01:58 PM
Good start from Gisho, *2-0. :D

FedererBulgaria
05-05-2011, 02:18 PM
eesy start for Grigor and 6-1 after just 26 minutes...we had a chance for bagel,but ok :D

Sonja1989
05-05-2011, 02:22 PM
I hope he won't repeat the second set from yesterday.. :)

larzm
05-05-2011, 02:25 PM
I hope he won't repeat the second set from yesterday.. :)

seems like he does ;-) ... break down 0-*2 :-(

FedererBulgaria
05-05-2011, 02:36 PM
stupid!Go home kid,hate this kind of choke....loose this 85K and has rest..choker:o

Sonja1989
05-05-2011, 02:38 PM
seems like he does ;-) ... break down 0-*2 :-(

Unbelievable...

stupid!Go home kid,hate this kind of choke....loose this 85K and has rest..choker:o

Relax, he haven't lost yet. :hug: He still can win the third set again. :D

FedererBulgaria
05-05-2011, 02:43 PM
Unbelievable...



Relax, he haven't lost yet. :hug: He still can win the third set again. :D

I know but he plays like a kid :o down 2-5 against a mug who Grigor can beat easily,he deserve to loose and to learn his lesson!He`s not a kid any more

FedererBulgaria
05-05-2011, 02:50 PM
Ohh dear why im not surprised :confused: Missed BP and lost the set...sorry to say that,but i will be not pleased after this match..no matter win or not....

FedererBulgaria
05-05-2011, 02:57 PM
broken

Sonja1989
05-05-2011, 02:58 PM
Pff 0-*1 :sad:

FedererBulgaria
05-05-2011, 02:59 PM
Pff 0-*1 :sad:

Can u explain me what happemed after 1st set Bloemke struggled to win a game:confused:

vn01
05-05-2011, 02:59 PM
tough match. :(

larzm
05-05-2011, 03:04 PM
wtf is going on? is grigor injured or something????

misty1
05-05-2011, 03:11 PM
Can u explain me what happemed after 1st set Bloemke struggled to win a game:confused:

bloemke isnt a horrible player, he just couldnt buy a first serve in the opening set

he started serving better and now is hammering grigor..i wish i could say im suprised but im really not

i dont think grigor was in this tournament 100% mentally and now he will suffer for it

proud bulgarian
05-05-2011, 03:13 PM
Can u explain me what happemed after 1st set Bloemke struggled to win a game:confused:

What on earth is happening with this match?????? :confused::confused::confused::confused:

misty1
05-05-2011, 03:16 PM
6-1, 3-6, 0-6

Wow

kr1s71an
05-05-2011, 03:20 PM
I think he injured himself during the second set. It's impossible for him to lose like that from the 338th in the world if he is OK. :(

Sonja1989
05-05-2011, 03:23 PM
Can u explain me what happemed after 1st set Bloemke struggled to win a game:confused:

Good question... I'm afraid Larzm has right. :sad:

wtf is going on? is grigor injured or something????

Bulgaria
05-05-2011, 03:26 PM
I want to forget this last 2 hours. I just still watch and stare at the scoreboard and can't F***ing believe what happened. :confused:

proud bulgarian
05-05-2011, 03:39 PM
bloemke isnt a horrible player, he just couldnt buy a first serve in the opening set

he started serving better and now is hammering grigor..i wish i could say im suprised but im really not

i dont think grigor was in this tournament 100% mentally and now he will suffer for it

Thanks, I am very disappointed. At this stage Grigor needs to learn to hold his nerve and be fully present in the matches. I was so sure of his win... :sad::sad::sad::timebomb: I wish him to really learn his lesson from today and be very succeessful in his next tournament.

Sonja1989
05-05-2011, 03:43 PM
I want to forget this last 2 hours. I just still watch and stare at the scoreboard and can't F***ing believe what happened. :confused:

Same here...

misty1
05-05-2011, 03:55 PM
Thanks, I am very disappointed. At this stage Grigor needs to learn to hold his nerve and be fully present in the matches. I was so sure of his win... :sad::sad::sad::timebomb: I wish him to really learn his lesson from today and be very succeessful in his next tournament.

he might also have injured himself, im not sure

misty1
05-05-2011, 03:57 PM
I think he injured himself during the second set. It's impossible for him to lose like that from the 338th in the world if he is OK. :(

not really. If there's one really big weakness he has its his mentality

i think its entirely possible he underesitmated bloemke, thought it would be an easy win. Then he got pissed off that he lost the 2nd set even with a chance to break off of bloemke's 2nd serve and didnt take it. Then everything just went downhill from there

Sonja1989
05-05-2011, 04:01 PM
Who knows, maybe he just lost toughness and he didn't want to be on court in third set...

kr1s71an
05-05-2011, 04:13 PM
No injury. The tournament director sait for "TennisKafe.com" that Grisho slow down in the second set and for the rest of the match Bloemke was the better player.

vn01
05-05-2011, 04:21 PM
i want to forget this match asap. very disappointing one from grisho! :o

larzm
05-05-2011, 04:28 PM
No injury.

Right now I'm not sure whether I like or dislike this information. Allway important that he is healthy and has no strong injuries. But if he wasn't injured it is just frightening the way he was trashed by this guy who I never heard of although I'm from GER...

Eddy DoubleD
05-05-2011, 04:48 PM
What the f**k happened? I thought it would be a 6-1 6-0 match for Grigor:confused:Maybe this match will be a lesson for him. He must play seriously all the time, no matter what tournament he's playing.

viruzzz
05-05-2011, 08:59 PM
Really... What happened here?
Unexpected.

kr1s71an
05-06-2011, 06:23 AM
I think that thread should be deleted and everyone of us to forget about that tournament :D

Sonja1989
05-06-2011, 09:41 AM
I think that thread should be deleted and everyone of us to forget about that tournament :D

Good idea... Grisho didn't play in this week. His last match was against Florian Mayer. :D

nadejda
05-08-2011, 09:10 PM
Good idea... Grisho didn't play in this week. His last match was against Florian Mayer. :D

I think that thread should be deleted and everyone of us to forget about that tournament :D


No, no I disagree. We shouldn't hide behind some excuses whereas the problemes became so obvious right now.

I've just came back to MTF to found out he lost in this way :(

not so surprised from the lost rather the way it happened. Grigor totaly tanked the match and the fact he was laughing in the end is very disturbing :confused: poor work ethic is leading to nowhere...

sadly he didn't step on the level from Munich, on every step forward he makes two steps back, that's rediculous...

sort out your head, Grigor :o

BlueLighthouse
05-09-2011, 06:08 AM
He performed badly in Prague :smash: and yet rewarded with +2 ranking (#64 this week). :banghead:

We just have to trust Peter Mc to continue to discipline him and keep his feet on the ground.

Sonja1989
05-09-2011, 12:34 PM
Well we should be patient, we knew it hard to play in Challenger tournament after good week in ATP level. Off week for him after Nice. We will see what happen. I'm not mad of him because of this performance.