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_Chaz
08-22-2011, 10:32 PM
http://www.usopen.org/en_US/scores/draws/qs/index.html?promo=subnav

156mphserve
08-22-2011, 10:34 PM
http://www.usopen.org/en_US/scores/draws/qs/index.html

Smoke944
08-22-2011, 10:34 PM
Good stuff, I love Grand Slam qualifying :cool:

nole_no1
08-22-2011, 10:35 PM
Good stuff, I love Grand Slam qualifying :cool:

Me too :yeah:
Marius Copil against Facundo Bagnis :yeah: that's a very winnable match,and then against Lacko/Schwank in the 2nd round

Filo V.
08-22-2011, 10:39 PM
Frank v Arno :sad:

That's such heavy suckage.

_Chaz
08-22-2011, 10:39 PM
The draw is ok for Stebe, but it could have been way better.

ibreak4coffee
08-22-2011, 10:40 PM
Dancevic is cursed with draws

nole_no1
08-22-2011, 10:40 PM
Dancevic vs Clement on one side, Viola vs Gianessi and Naso vs Fabbiano on the other side :o
I hate when clay courters meet one against each other on HC or grass tournaments

madmax
08-22-2011, 10:42 PM
Nice draw for Grigelis, winnable first round opponent
Berankis got a tough one in Alcaide - a dangerous S&V spaniard
Good luck to both boys

misty1
08-22-2011, 10:45 PM
my comments:

stebe and goffin in each other's way sucks if only because 1 has to take the other one out if they get there

marsel has to qualify with this draw

marius and marsel in eachother's draw also sucks for me because those are 2 guys i wanted to see her qualify..but marius hasnt played in a while anyway so im not sure how well he would have done in the first place

rycka has a decent draw..he got lucky for someone who's been out for so long and then coming on a 3 match losing streak

andi beck has it tough..im not sure he can qualify

arnaud v.s frank round 1? sucks for both. i'd like frank to qualify but arnaud has points to defend and not qualifying really isnt an option

Luinir
08-22-2011, 10:46 PM
Marsel got the very eaaasy draw, if he can't qualify from that section i will punch him. :p Good luck Marsel!

Filo V.
08-22-2011, 10:47 PM
Looking at the draw for my faves, the ones with the best chances to qualify are Paire and Beck. I'd be surprised if they fail.

Berankis has a nice draw, but I can see Hernych in R2 causing problems. Hopefully he avoids Farah in QR3 also.

nole_no1
08-22-2011, 10:47 PM
Probably good matches to watch:

Sijsling vs Stebe
Paire vs Fischer
Chiudinelli vs Nielsen
Guccione vs V.Pospisil (why not?)
Berankis vs Alcaide
Delic vs Donskoy
Dancevic vs Clement

Pathetic matches between claycourter mugs:

Naso vs Fabbiano
Lisnard vs Klec
Estrella vs Lorenzi
Sorensen vs Brugues Davi(BRUGUES DAVI IS A HARD COURT LEGEND I CAN'T BELIEVE I SAID HE'S A CLAYCOURTER MUG PLS GOD OF TENNIS AND WILLOUGHBY FORGIVE ME :worship:)
Viola vs Gianessi

misty1
08-22-2011, 10:47 PM
all in all i cant say im happy

alot of my guys i want to see qualify either run into eachother or have draws that would be a miracle to come through

only ryckas really has a draw where i can say he should qualify 100%

willoughby
08-22-2011, 10:50 PM
Pathetic matches between claycourter mugs:

Naso vs Fabbiano
Lisnard vs Klec
Estrella vs Lorenzi
Sorensen vs Brugues Davi
Viola vs Gianessi

:haha:

Brugués is a pure hard-courter.

nole_no1
08-22-2011, 10:54 PM
De Schepper has a good chance to qualify

Dancevic has a good chance IF he beats Clement

Copil's draw is not so though but he didn't play any tournaments in the last period

Schoorel should qualify easy

Grigelis has a though 2nd round matchup but if he wins he should qualify

Berankis should qualifiy but he's not in shape

The most difficult and interesting session is: Zemlja/Luczak/Chiudinelli/Nielsen/Brezac/Kosakowski/Guccione/Pospisil

:haha:

Brugués is a pure hard-courter.

Yes i know i should've said mugs AND claycourters, not claycourter mugs

Filo V.
08-22-2011, 10:56 PM
Ilhan's draw is incredibly soft, so I see no reason why he won't at the very least make QR3.

Schoorel has an OK draw. Galvani is extremely tricky for him as a match-up and as an R1 opponent, but he's coming from clay and retiring his last match. Udomchoke is also potentially very tricky. But if he gets through those matches, I expect a qualification.

Sijsling isn't going to be easy for Stebe, and then Stebe v Goffin likely in R2 will be very tough. Whoever wins that match should they play I think has a good shot at qualification.

Ward v Yani is a tough R1 match. Also Ram, Matosevic in that section. Should be very competitive.

The Soeda-Odesnik section to me is the toughest. A lot of evenly matched players who can beat each other. I think Smyczek will beat Soeda and hopefully the drug user loses to Jones.

willoughby
08-22-2011, 10:58 PM
Yes i know i should've said mugs AND claycourters, not claycourter mugs

nice try :yawn: u could just say that u didn't know who Brugués is, that would be more trustful.

Filo V.
08-22-2011, 10:59 PM
Greigilis got a great draw for an unseeded player. He definitely should make at least QR3, unless Zverev actually finds his game.

Bemelmans got a very advantageous draw as well. I think Weintraub has a good shot to take out Capdeville.

nole_no1
08-22-2011, 10:59 PM
nice try :yawn:

:lol: i really knew that i just made a mistake what's so terrible? :rolleyes:

Probably good matches to watch:

Sijsling vs Stebe
Paire vs Fischer
Chiudinelli vs Nielsen
Guccione vs V.Pospisil (why not?)
Berankis vs Alcaide
Delic vs Donskoy
Dancevic vs Clement

Pathetic matches between claycourter mugs:

Naso vs Fabbiano
Lisnard vs Klec
Estrella vs Lorenzi
Sorensen vs Brugues Davi(BRUGUES DAVI IS A HARD COURT LEGEND I CAN'T BELIEVE I SAID HE'S A CLAYCOURTER MUG PLS GOD OF TENNIS AND WILLOUGHBY FORGIVE ME :worship:)
Viola vs Gianessi

Fixed
Pls dear Lord forgive us the mortals

_Chaz
08-22-2011, 11:09 PM
OOP is out:
http://www.usopen.org/en_US/scores/schedule/index.html?promo=subnav

ImmzB
08-22-2011, 11:35 PM
Come on James Ward!! :yeah:

cardio
08-22-2011, 11:52 PM
Zopp vs Bubka first match in court 9. Tough opener for Estonian who is struggling with wrist injury he got in Davis Cup match. Not enough match practice on hardcourt, chances to do something here are slim.

Fat Camel
08-22-2011, 11:53 PM
Clement - Dancevic really sucks.

flynn25
08-23-2011, 12:32 AM
GL Louk and Conor :yeah:

abollo
08-23-2011, 12:35 AM
GL Malek

misty1
08-23-2011, 12:59 AM
Predicted qualifiers:

Goffin
...lorenzi????(i seriously have no idea here)
ilhan/copil.. ( not sure but i think its between these 2 )
schoorel
bubka ( for the surprise upset)
grigelis
paire
nielsen
odesnik
rhyderstedt ( again i have no idea here )
janowicz
hernych ( really want rycka to qualify but i dont think he will)
donskoy
clement
beck
ward

bearitone315
08-23-2011, 03:03 AM
Of the eight young American wildcards, Klahn and Sandgren drew each other, so someone will get past R1. Of the others, Kosakowski and Kudla have the best chances of winning R1, given their abilities, their current form, and the opponents in front of them. None of the eight have a good chance of actually going the distance and qualifying.

maratmaratyang
08-23-2011, 04:06 AM
Good Chance for Yang

out_here_grindin
08-23-2011, 04:28 AM
Of the eight young American wildcards, Klahn and Sandgren drew each other, so someone will get past R1. Of the others, Kosakowski and Kudla have the best chances of winning R1, given their abilities, their current form, and the opponents in front of them. None of the eight have a good chance of actually going the distance and qualifying.

I would love to see one of them qualify.

SwedSerbia
08-23-2011, 08:44 AM
Good luck to BOZOLJAC, RYDERSTEDT, CIRIC!

CooCooCachoo
08-23-2011, 09:17 AM
Zopp vs Bubka first match in court 9. Tough opener for Estonian who is struggling with wrist injury he got in Davis Cup match. Not enough match practice on hardcourt, chances to do something here are slim.

If Bubka is a tough match, then Zopp is not destined to qualify. Yes, Bubka has his days, but he is not the toughest nut to crack here.

CooCooCachoo
08-23-2011, 09:20 AM
Pathetic matches between claycourter mugs:

Naso vs Fabbiano
Lisnard vs Klec
Estrella vs Lorenzi
Sorensen vs Brugues Davi(BRUGUES DAVI IS A HARD COURT LEGEND I CAN'T BELIEVE I SAID HE'S A CLAYCOURTER MUG PLS GOD OF TENNIS AND WILLOUGHBY FORGIVE ME :worship:)
Viola vs Gianessi

Giannessi is not a mug.

Iván
08-23-2011, 10:38 AM
gl to venus

Ad Wim
08-23-2011, 03:15 PM
And of course, no live scores at the start, like always. Why can't this ever be fixed immediately?!

supertec
08-23-2011, 03:26 PM
Slamtracker is history? I thought it was only missing in WB...

Game.Petzschner
08-23-2011, 03:28 PM
why remove slamtracker was the best way to do live scores for grand slams

nole_no1
08-23-2011, 03:29 PM
Slamtracker was the best livescore
F*** them

Game.Petzschner
08-23-2011, 03:32 PM
I wonder how long bemelmans will be leading *1-0 30-15 for

Iván
08-23-2011, 03:33 PM
another slam, another failed online scoreboard

will they ever learn

Iván
08-23-2011, 03:35 PM
lets all send them a e-mail and complain.

Game.Petzschner
08-23-2011, 03:35 PM
another slam, another failed online scoreboard

will they ever learn
clearly they wont

cardio
08-23-2011, 03:37 PM
USO scoreboard is same useless crap as it was in Wimbledon quali. Frozen again.Or if there is rain and matches are suspended, they should at least say it .Whoever provides IT solutions for this should go back to his elementary school and to learn to do things properly.

madmax
08-23-2011, 03:37 PM
Bemelmans and Monroe seem to be playing one point for good 20 minutes now...

Iván
08-23-2011, 03:38 PM
no rain, forecast is sunny and clear

i will let wimbledon off, they had alot of rain to deal with.

Game.Petzschner
08-23-2011, 03:41 PM
Yeah theres no rain, just terrible live scoring once again i thought wimbledon would be a one off obviously not. French open and australian open managed to do a good job so why not wimbledon and here they have more money at their disposal aswell.

Game.Petzschner
08-23-2011, 03:42 PM
Its comeback on now

1st set bemelmans 6-1

abollo
08-23-2011, 03:43 PM
Now it's working fine

Iván
08-23-2011, 03:44 PM
baustista losing to reischick

interesting...

Iván
08-23-2011, 03:45 PM
waske winning would be hilarious

Game.Petzschner
08-23-2011, 03:47 PM
agut losing to rieschick nice stuff here

Filo V.
08-23-2011, 03:54 PM
Totally expected Rieschick to win that match.

Filo V.
08-23-2011, 03:55 PM
This scoreboard works, but it's not good whatsoever.

Game.Petzschner
08-23-2011, 03:58 PM
Terrible scoreboard

Honzicekkk
08-23-2011, 03:58 PM
Filo.V expected?How so?

Game.Petzschner
08-23-2011, 04:01 PM
This rieschick has won 2 of his last 10 matches he doesnt even play regularly please explain how its expected he wins that?

156mphserve
08-23-2011, 04:08 PM
I kinda expected it too, don`t ask me why, just a hunch:lol:

Filo V.
08-23-2011, 04:12 PM
I just knew it instinctively. I expected Rieschick and Soeda, and then Odesnik over Soeda in that section. I just had to sit on it and think for a while, but that's what my mind came up with.

cardio
08-23-2011, 04:14 PM
Zopp is struggling on his serve, but Bubka is serving like a fucking cannon - 72% 1st serves in.

misty1
08-23-2011, 04:16 PM
sergei does have those days when his serve is rediculous

donskoy and delic have opened with 3 successive breaks of serve

Game.Petzschner
08-23-2011, 04:16 PM
total tank from agut

Rieschick def agut 6-3,6-2

nole_no1
08-23-2011, 04:16 PM
Bautista and Maceiras :spit:

misty1
08-23-2011, 04:17 PM
rieschick through 6-3, 6-2

misty1
08-23-2011, 04:24 PM
zopp and bubka headed for a 2nd set tiebreak

misty1
08-23-2011, 04:28 PM
dutra de silva 6-4, 7-6 over clement reix

Filo V.
08-23-2011, 04:31 PM
When is the last time Waske won a match? If he's actually healthy then he's definitely dangerous if he hasn't lost game.

nole_no1
08-23-2011, 04:32 PM
Waske leads 3-0 in the 2nd set TB :eek:

misty1
08-23-2011, 04:34 PM
soeda 6-1, 6-3 over smyczek

Filo V.
08-23-2011, 04:34 PM
Expected win for Soeda. Smyczek has been hurt and been in poor form.

misty1
08-23-2011, 04:34 PM
match point bubka

Filo V.
08-23-2011, 04:35 PM
Bubka 6-3 7-6(5) over Zopp.

misty1
08-23-2011, 04:35 PM
bubka 6-3, 7-6 over zopp

misty1
08-23-2011, 04:36 PM
monroe took the 2nd set 6-4 over bemelmans

Filo V.
08-23-2011, 04:36 PM
Bemelmans losing a set to Nicholas Monroe is really poor.

misty1
08-23-2011, 04:41 PM
:lol: okay

nole_no1
08-23-2011, 04:42 PM
:lol: How you know? we don't have any stream :p

Filo V.
08-23-2011, 04:44 PM
Waske's choking habit looks like it hasn't left him :lol:

Menendez is a good fighter though so good for him in winning the tiebreaker.

7-6(7) Menendez second set

Tristanslav
08-23-2011, 04:45 PM
its the text i just got from my friend who's there watching. It made me laugh so I thought i'd share it with you

Filo V.
08-23-2011, 04:46 PM
Matsukevic just isn't a good player. Making the cut for slam qualifying is a good accomplishment for someone of his quality.

misty1
08-23-2011, 04:46 PM
bemelmans survives a tight opening service game in the 3rd and then breaks himself

2-0 for bemelmans over monroe in the 3rd

misty1
08-23-2011, 04:47 PM
donskoy breaks delic back when he serves for the set

Filo V.
08-23-2011, 04:47 PM
Donskoy breaks to 15 when Delic served for the first set. I want to see Donskoy qualify so hope he can get the win.

misty1
08-23-2011, 04:50 PM
lst year it looked like andrey was going to be the new young russian hope for the men..its still way to early to write him off but right now evgeny is progressing and he is regressing

misty1
08-23-2011, 04:51 PM
Donskoy breaks to 15 when Delic served for the first set. I want to see Donskoy qualify so hope he can get the win.

you like him? i didnt think you were a fan if donskoy judging from some of your things you've said about him

Filo V.
08-23-2011, 04:52 PM
Donskoy saved break point to hold. Both he and Delic having lots of issues on serve, which is surprising since both have pretty good serves traditionally.

Filo V.
08-23-2011, 04:53 PM
I don't like or hate him, but I want to see him progress because he's a young potential talent, and I want to see what he's made of. Is he the real deal or not.

madmax
08-23-2011, 04:58 PM
Donskoy is a very talented fella, but I feel like clay should be his surface of preferance really. He may be rushed too much on fast courts

misty1
08-23-2011, 04:59 PM
bemelmans to serve for the match

and early mb to delic

misty1
08-23-2011, 05:01 PM
bemelmans through 6-1, 4-6, 6-1

Filo V.
08-23-2011, 05:02 PM
Good win in the end for Bemelmans.

misty1
08-23-2011, 05:06 PM
delic takes the tiebreak the tiebreak 7-3 over donskoy

Game.Petzschner
08-23-2011, 05:12 PM
bemelmans was just messing about in that 2nd set clearly

Filo V.
08-23-2011, 05:12 PM
Clay is definitely Donskoy's best surface based on results in challengers in his career.

I like Amer too so good to see him fight the set out. Let's see what Donskoy is made of and if he can come back again.

Filo V.
08-23-2011, 05:15 PM
Bemelmans is very inconsistent.

Dutra only lost 7 OVERALL points on serve in his match with Reix.

TommyCZE
08-23-2011, 05:16 PM
Carsten Ball is alt for Matosevic. Interesting is that Ball was a waiting potential LL in Winston Salem. So if sbdy W/D in Winston Salem today (from the players who had bye) it should be LL Duclos, who just missed out on getting to USO Q.

Filo V.
08-23-2011, 05:24 PM
Carsten can pull of a surprise now that he's in the draw and gotten a second chance of sorts.

Filo V.
08-23-2011, 05:26 PM
Menendez def. Waske 4-6 7-6(8) 6-4

Two veterans, and the Spaniard outlasts the comeback man in the end.

nole_no1
08-23-2011, 05:28 PM
Kudla is struggling against Arnaboldi

Filo V.
08-23-2011, 05:28 PM
Donskoy saved a break point to make it 3-3 in the third set.

supertec
08-23-2011, 05:29 PM
Good Menendez :D

Filo V.
08-23-2011, 05:29 PM
Arnaboldi is a grinder, gonna make Denis work for points. That's still a match he needs to win.

misty1
08-23-2011, 05:31 PM
donskoy breaks delic for 4-3

madmax
08-23-2011, 05:33 PM
Jouan bt Matsukevich 2 and 4

Game.Petzschner
08-23-2011, 05:39 PM
Bemelmans is very inconsistent.

Dutra only lost 7 OVERALL points on serve in his match with Reix.

Wow

Game.Petzschner
08-23-2011, 05:40 PM
this arnaboldi just saved 0-40 what is the world coming to

misty1
08-23-2011, 05:44 PM
deschepper took the first set 6-3 over frank

donskoy served out the 2nd set 6-4 over delic

misty1
08-23-2011, 05:45 PM
donskoy in 0-40 hole

misty1
08-23-2011, 05:48 PM
great fight there from evgeny to hold

1-1

misty1
08-23-2011, 05:56 PM
preictably delic was broken in his next service game after missing 0-40 and evgeny held

3-1 he leads in the 3rd set

CooCooCachoo
08-23-2011, 06:01 PM
:yeah: Bemelmans
:yeah: Menendez

Horrible loss for Smyczek, who is actually a good player on this surface. Horrible beating also for Bautista.

CooCooCachoo
08-23-2011, 06:03 PM
Great performance from Jones thus far, giving Odesnik a run for his money.

CooCooCachoo
08-23-2011, 06:09 PM
Donskoy b. Delic 6-7 6-4 6-2

misty1
08-23-2011, 06:34 PM
good win from evgeny, he saved 0-40 on his opening service of the 3rd and cruised from there

Smoke944
08-23-2011, 06:35 PM
Mitchell! Fight :boxing:

Smoke944
08-23-2011, 06:38 PM
...and on the opposite end of the spectrum it would be terrible if Denis somehow managed to lose this match. 1 for 11 on BPs :tape:

Game.Petzschner
08-23-2011, 06:50 PM
...and on the opposite end of the spectrum it would be terrible if Denis somehow managed to lose this match. 1 for 11 on BPs :tape:
Make that 1 of 12 now

Filo V.
08-23-2011, 06:51 PM
A great win this would be for the incoming UVA Cavalier. Hope he can seal the deal, what a great way to put himself on the map!

Filo V.
08-23-2011, 06:53 PM
Lojda def. Sugita 6-3 7-5

Good result for Dusan, but expected. Nice serve numbers.

Filo V.
08-23-2011, 06:57 PM
Jouan def. Matsukevic 6-2 6-4

Game.Petzschner
08-23-2011, 06:59 PM
extremely poor from kudla 1 of 12 bps converted against arnaboldi is not a great stat for anyone

Filo V.
08-23-2011, 07:02 PM
Took Dancevic 6 chances but he finally broke Arno.

Arno really needs to win that for his career. Poor serving numbers costing him early.

Filo V.
08-23-2011, 07:04 PM
Jones with the break in set 3 over Odesnik.

I'd be pleasantly surprised with that result, but not shocked, either. I didn't think Odesnik would qualify but I picked him to do so because he was the safe choice.

Game.Petzschner
08-23-2011, 07:04 PM
1 of 14 bps converted now for kudla............................

Filo V.
08-23-2011, 07:05 PM
Arno with the break back immediately, good!

nole_no1
08-23-2011, 07:09 PM
Frank serving for the match against De Schepper :lol:

Game.Petzschner
08-23-2011, 07:10 PM
dancevic with the rebreak *4-3

Game.Petzschner
08-23-2011, 07:11 PM
de schepper breaks to stay in the match

nole_no1
08-23-2011, 07:11 PM
De Schepper broke back 5-5

Filo V.
08-23-2011, 07:15 PM
Jones serving for it *5-2 in the third over the druggy.

Filo V.
08-23-2011, 07:17 PM
Great Mitchell! Now hold this time.

Frank gets the break back and serving for the match at *6-5 in the third.

nole_no1
08-23-2011, 07:17 PM
Guess what? Frank broke De Schepper again and he'll serve for the match for the 2nd time :lol:
Does anybody know who is this guy?

Filo V.
08-23-2011, 07:18 PM
Come the fuck on, Arno. Disasterous serve numbers. I knew if he didn't serve well he'd be out. Gotta pick it up.

Filo V.
08-23-2011, 07:20 PM
Jones def. Odesnik 6-7(6) 6-2 6-2

Yes :cheerleader:

nole_no1
08-23-2011, 07:21 PM
Jones def. Odesnik 6-7(6) 6-2 6-2

Yes :cheerleader:

Always a good day when Odesnik looses :dance:

Game.Petzschner
08-23-2011, 07:22 PM
1 of 15 on bps for kudla now its becoming embarrasing

nole_no1
08-23-2011, 07:29 PM
Mitchell Frank def. Kenny De Schepper 3-6 7-6 7-5 :eek:

Well done to the young american but De Schepper should be ashamed

Filo V.
08-23-2011, 07:32 PM
Mitchell is an incoming freshman at the University of Virginia. He's a talented kid, one of the highest regarded of his class. But this is a surprising result. De Schepper only hit 7 aces with 8 doubles so his serve wasn't nearly as effective as usual.

Game.Petzschner
08-23-2011, 07:34 PM
terrible result for de schepper

Filo V.
08-23-2011, 07:35 PM
Wolmarans def. Fratangelo 6-2 6-2

Begemann def. Venus 1-6 6-2 6-2

Filo V.
08-23-2011, 07:35 PM
Surprised Begemann won a match. Seems he gets almost all of his results in South American challengers.

TommyCZE
08-23-2011, 07:42 PM
Kudla is done *3/2 to 3/5*

Tristanslav
08-23-2011, 07:46 PM
Dear me, Clement is in real trouble here, this is going to send him out of the top 200 if he can't break back

Smoke944
08-23-2011, 07:49 PM
Phewwwwwwwwwwwww Denis, and saved MP in the end to do it.

Game.Petzschner
08-23-2011, 07:49 PM
Kudla def. arnaboldi 6-3,4-6,7-6(7)

Likes to do things the hard way this kudla

Fat Camel
08-23-2011, 07:50 PM
Arnaud saved 4 match-points!! Come on, break him!

madmax
08-23-2011, 07:50 PM
Good job Kudla - overcoming italian grinder in dramatic style...this will do wonders for his confidence

Smoke944
08-23-2011, 07:52 PM
Kudla def. arnaboldi 6-3,4-6,7-6(7)

Likes to do things the hard way this kudla

took an hour and a half longer than it should have

Game.Petzschner
08-23-2011, 07:55 PM
took an hour and a half longer than it should have
Exactly

misty1
08-23-2011, 07:59 PM
rycka is rolling along so far

up 4-1 over alcaide

Filo V.
08-23-2011, 08:17 PM
Good to see Rycka dominating, and glad that Meffert beat Hernych.

Filo V.
08-23-2011, 08:19 PM
Denis did what he had to do. The important thing is he won, but obviously, should not have been this tough and that is something he'll need to focus on going further.

Filo V.
08-23-2011, 08:20 PM
Dancevic def. Clement 6-3 6-3

Meffert def. Herynch 6-2 6-3

Ebden def. Lemke 6-0 6-3

I'm guessing Arno is headed to retirement in singles. Fought hard, but his game isn't there anymore.

Happy for Frank, though, and hopefully he qualifies.

misty1
08-23-2011, 08:28 PM
rycka through 6-2, 6-2

misty1
08-23-2011, 08:31 PM
very impressive serving performance from rycka

88% won off first serve and dropped only 9 points on serve the whole match

TommyCZE
08-23-2011, 08:42 PM
Well done Ričardas.

flynn25
08-23-2011, 08:59 PM
Niland 6-1 1-1*

Filo V.
08-23-2011, 09:22 PM
Dasnieres de Veigy def. Giron 6-3 6-2

Viola def. Giannessi 6-3 6-1

flynn25
08-23-2011, 09:29 PM
Niland def. Cervenak 6-1 6-4

Good win Conor :yeah:

Filo V.
08-23-2011, 09:42 PM
Come on Bradley, only two more games.

Expected win for Niland over the clay-court journeyman.

Wondering if Rhyne can beat De Voest. Rik is such a tricky guy but maybe he can overpower him.

nole_no1
08-23-2011, 09:54 PM
T.Yang (:confused:) beats the crap out of Van Der Merwe

Filo V.
08-23-2011, 09:56 PM
Middelkoop 6-3 first set over Janowicz :tape:

That would be a really big surprise.

Filo V.
08-23-2011, 09:58 PM
Expected Yang to beat VDM. Good match-up for the former great junior, he's been in pretty good form lately as well.

madmax
08-23-2011, 10:07 PM
Yang is making fun of south african:haha: Good for the game

Filo V.
08-23-2011, 10:16 PM
Yang def. Van Der Merwe 6-2 6-1

Expected result, shocking scoreline. Yang lost 11 points on serve and won 51% of return points.

misty1
08-23-2011, 10:35 PM
andi beck takes the first set 7-6(7-3)

Filo V.
08-23-2011, 10:39 PM
Rufin 6-3 4-2 up serving below 40%. Yet only lost six service points. Mertens is really poor.

misty1
08-23-2011, 10:40 PM
ryderstedt takes the first set over dabul 7-6(7-1)

Filo V.
08-23-2011, 10:40 PM
Andi really cruising on serve. Had a few chances in several serve games to break, hope he can do it and that should be the match.

Good set victory for Ryderstedt. Shown virtually nothing since the Bastad QF so that would be a good win.

Filo V.
08-23-2011, 10:42 PM
Andi breaks to love. That should be what sends him to the victory now.

misty1
08-23-2011, 10:45 PM
andi beck gets the break

4-1 in the 2nd set

Filo V.
08-23-2011, 10:45 PM
Silva 7-6(5) over Farah.

Very back and forth set. Farah had a *3-0 tiebreak lead.

madmax
08-23-2011, 10:46 PM
Silva takes first set 7-6(7-5) against Farah. Surprising result here

Filo V.
08-23-2011, 10:47 PM
Janowicz wins the second set 7-6(5)

He should be winning much easier than he is, but he's not the best returner for sure. Let's see if he cruises to victory now.

Filo V.
08-23-2011, 10:47 PM
Silva qualified last year by beating Mahut, so beating Farah wouldn't surprise me :lol:

Filo V.
08-23-2011, 10:48 PM
Farah is the bigger threat by a large margin.

Silva is a scappy player, but Berankis should knock him around should they play.

Filo V.
08-23-2011, 10:51 PM
Klahn def. Sandgren 6-7(2) 6-2 6-2

Good win for Bradley. Good numbers on serve.

misty1
08-23-2011, 10:52 PM
going by what i saw from rycka today id favor him over anyone in the section but..again not sure if he was great or alcaide was an error mahcine

Filo V.
08-23-2011, 10:53 PM
Beck with the second break. Now serving for the match at *5-1.

Expected cruise control in the second set.

Alcaide has been out with injury and is pretty much 90% serve. Meffert is mostly serve as well, Berankis likes these sorts of players. Begemann is mostly serve and Silva has no weapons. Easy draw, that he must go through.

Filo V.
08-23-2011, 10:55 PM
Rufin 6-3 6-2 over Meffert.

Another young talent who would make a nice addition to the MD.

misty1
08-23-2011, 10:56 PM
andi beck 7-6, 6-1

Filo V.
08-23-2011, 10:56 PM
Rhyne serving for the match over De Voest!

Come on now :yeah:

Filo V.
08-23-2011, 10:58 PM
Middelkoop with the early break in the third. Let's see if he can hold it through the rest of the set. Janowicz may have just there given the match up.

misty1
08-23-2011, 10:59 PM
all in all the day has gone pretty much the way you could say was expected, with a couple of upsets

mitchell frank over kenny Deschepper and rhyne williams over doVoest were unexpected

Filo V.
08-23-2011, 11:00 PM
Williams def. De Voest 6-4 6-4

Great result. I knew it was possible but wasn't sure Rhyne could close it out. American boys are having good results today :)

madmax
08-23-2011, 11:01 PM
looks like Farah sorted his crap out and now is cruising. Very good win for Williams as well

Smoke944
08-23-2011, 11:01 PM
Nice, Rhyne. Good revenge for a very tough match that he lost to De Voest last year when he had plenty of chances.

misty1
08-23-2011, 11:06 PM
rhyderstedt gets the early break in the 2nd set

3-2 over dabul

abollo
08-23-2011, 11:08 PM
Go Malek

misty1
08-23-2011, 11:12 PM
rhyderstedt 4-2 over dabul

Smoke944
08-23-2011, 11:12 PM
Go Malek

:cool:

misty1
08-23-2011, 11:14 PM
just 2 more holds michael

im not even a fan but it would be cool to see him get through

misty1
08-23-2011, 11:25 PM
ryderstedt serving for the match after missing 2 match points on dabul's serve

misty1
08-23-2011, 11:28 PM
rhyderstedt 7-6, 6-4 over dabul

Smoke944
08-23-2011, 11:38 PM
I knew Ciric wasn't good on hardcourts but I didn't know how bad. But now I see he is 5-13 in hard court challenger and futures matches :eek:

Smoke944
08-23-2011, 11:38 PM
Good job Robert :cool:

Filo V.
08-23-2011, 11:47 PM
Middelkoop def. Janowicz 6-3 6-7(5) 6-1

Rufin def. Mertens 6-3 6-2

Farah def. Silva 6-7(5) 6-1 6-3

Filo V.
08-23-2011, 11:47 PM
I like Robert so I'm glad he won, but I'll still be rooting for Begemann over him.

Filo V.
08-23-2011, 11:49 PM
A good win for Ryderstedt over a tough HC player. Surprised but impressed. Good serving numbers.

Filo V.
08-23-2011, 11:52 PM
I knew Ciric wasn't good on hardcourts but I didn't know how bad. But now I see he is 5-13 in hard court challenger and futures matches :eek:

Yeah, I checked his HC stats as well. His returning is very poor on hard court. Also I guess if you return his serve the chances of winning the point is like 90%.

Filo V.
08-24-2011, 12:07 AM
Jaziri 6-1 6-1 over Romboli.

Filo V.
08-24-2011, 12:08 AM
Strode got broken for 3-3 after losing only three points on serve to that point to take a 6-3 *3-2 lead, and then struggled to hold for 4-4. Nerves with the finishingline in sight perhaps. Hopefully he can get the win done in straights.

abollo
08-24-2011, 12:21 AM
Malek :worship:

Filo V.
08-24-2011, 12:27 AM
Bozoljac 6-3 6-2 over Witten.

Beck v Bozo now, expecting at least one tiebreaker. Beck is more consistent so he should win.

Filo V.
08-24-2011, 12:30 AM
Strode over Ciric 6-3 7-6(4)

Good job to take the match in straights after losing the lead he had in the second set.

Filo V.
08-24-2011, 12:33 AM
Play over for the day. Been interesting. Biggest upset definitely is Middelkoop over Janowicz and also Yang beating Van Der Merwe so easily, and Jones beating Odesnik. The guys I don't like almost all lost, so I can't complain :)

misty1
08-24-2011, 12:59 AM
good luck tommorrow to :

marsel ilhan
marius copil
vasek pospisil

ibreak4coffee
08-24-2011, 02:02 AM
Great day at qualifying today :)

While I didn't see any great tennis, some good performances and the facilities for fans have been upgraded this year :yeah:

Here are some match reports - with so many one sided matches the bonus was I saw a lot of different players.

Rieschick vs. Bautista-Agut - Garbage. That would be Bautista-Agut. I'd never seen Rieschick live before, my god - he makes Jesse Witten look athletic. This guy is way too big to win a five set match. Looks like a Sunday recreational player. That said, he was serving well and keeping the ball in play. Bautista-Agut did the rest by literally missing everything. Poor performance.

Soeda vs. Smyczek - Smyczek played horribly. Missed sitters, couldn't stay in rallies, never posed a threat to Soeda's weak serve. He was clearly on edge all match too, screaming at fans and the umpire when people kept walking around in the stands during points. Soeda's effort was very business-like - he did what he needed to do, didn't make errors. Was probably the most consistent player I saw all day. I dont see Rieschick causing him any problems, nor Lodja or Jones. I think he qualifies based on today and doesn't deserve the hate Filo V. has been bringing his way - he was a cut above most of the guys I saw today. As for Smyczek, most disappointing player of the day for me (cause I like him) - but other guys played worse.

Zopp vs. Bubka - Bubka was using the serve and forehand combo to great effect. Zopp didn't have an answer. Was close in the second set, but you never felt Zopp was going to win. Somebody posted here I think he's coming back from injury - that makes sense, he didnt look sharp at all. As for the pole vaulter, I would imagine if Bemelemans is serving well, he'll have a hard time winning his next match. But if he serves like he did today again, who knows.

Jouan vs. Matusekevich - I watched about 6 games of this match in the second set. Jouan was solid, but not spectacular. Matsukevich on the other hand doesn't belong at this level based on what I saw. Just horrible tennis - one of the worst players I saw on the day. Cant remember one winner he hit all match. I imagine though that Mitchell Frank can beat Jouan as he doesnt have the weapons De Schepper does and Frank still pulled off the upset.

Donskoy vs Delic - The earthquake hit during this match, so was a little distracted in the third set as everyone around was talking about what had just happened. In any event, I missed the first set, but Donskoy and Delic were pretty evenly matched in set two. In the third, Delic should have really done better. Had 0-40 at 1-0 and played some loose points. After that, he completely fell apart. Too bad - had Delic broken and kept up his level in the third set, I think he would have had a great shot at qualifying. Donskoy is an interesting player - the talent is definitely there, but it never seemed until late in the third set that he was very solid. I didnt watch Kudla today (:banghead:) so not sure how they match up, but if he plays well I think Donskoy has a great chance to win that.

Dancevic vs. Clement - The only match I watched start to finish. Frank played very well. He was on top of Clement from the start - was holding easy and had deuce on Arnaud's first three service games. Had 6 break points in those games where on the first five he missed five backhand returns in a row without putting the ball in play. Was starting to get frustrated. Then Arnaud gave him a gift, double faulting on the 6th but Frank played a loose service game to get back to 3-3. That game was the turning point of the match. Frank had already been screwed over by the umpire the game before, and it happened again at 30-15 to Clement. Clement hit a ball literally two feet out but the umpire gave the point to Arnaud. The next point, Frank ripped a frustration forehand that hit the line. After that, his level rose considerably. He broke Arnaud twice in a row to win the set 6-3, and then held very easily in the 2nd set while breaking Clement with several fantastic passing shots and forehand winners. At 5-3 serving, he went up 40-0 with some good play again, and then... well Frank historical inability to close came back almost. He double faulted twice to get back to 40-30 then missed an easy backhand for deuce. Fortunately for him, after a couple more misses Clement missed badly on a weak second serve, and then Frank closed in out with a great rally. Overall, Frank will be very happy with this performance, needs to improve the return game against Wolmarans though. Clement on the other hand should be ashamed - his first serve was non-existent, his attitude on the court was poor, and he was pushing like a Spanish clay courter.

Berankis vs. Alcaide - This match lasted about 30 minutes it felt - I missed the first three games but saw the rest. Berankis was zoned in - by far the best looking player I saw at qualies all day, and I imagine this will be the last GS qualifying he'll ever have to play. Rarely missed, dealt with the big Alcaide serve well, and hit some great forehands. I can't see Meffert or his last match being more than a formality unless he totally forgets how to play tennis. I felt bad for Alcaide though, because he would have beaten the vast majority of guys I saw today. Berankis though is one of those guys who you see at qualies and have no problem seeing him winning some matches in the MD.

Niland vs Cervenak - I question Cervenak's decision to travel to New York to try and qualify. He doesn't have the level on hardcourt to do so, and that was apparent from the first few points you saw. Niland played well and looked like he wanted it more. I missed the first part of the first set but watched the whole second set and the end of the first. I remember watching Niland last year cruise through R1 of qualies and thought he'd qualify, but I'm unfortunately not sure this year he'll pull it off - the match against Yang will be tough and Conor is steady but lacks huge weapons that allowed Cervenak to hang around longer than he should have in the 2nd set today. But his section has opened up and he's certainly got a shot. I'm pulling for him though - for some reason comes across as a really nice guy the way he comports himself on the court.

Middelkoop vs. Janowicz - Very surpised by this. I'd never seen Middlekoop play. I missed the beginning of the first set, but Janowicz was off his game for most of the match. Anytime there was a rally, Middlekoop won. His groundies were very solid in fact and Janowicz was missing a lot at the net too. Janowicz has a huge serve but wasn't winning many cheap points. The level of the tie-breaker was very high. Most points were won by winners, and Janowicz actually played two fantastic points at 5-5 to take the set. However, in the third set early he was up 40-15 and lost the game, and after that looked too frustrated to really make a comeback. Actually on that point, the only guy I saw today who looked capable of coming back was Dabul - most guys it seemed lacked the mental strength to turn things around.

Ryderstedt vs. Dabul - Speaking of Dabul, I caught a lot of this match but not all. It was frankly a crime Ryderstedt won the first set. Dabul was screwed on a line call that would have given him a break to lead 5-4, and he was the much better player early on. Another line call went against him at 5-5 though and he seemed to lose some interest and was thoroughly outplayed in the breaker. In the second set, it was pretty even with break chances both ways, but Ryderstedt won most of the big points. I'm really glad Michael won because he was the player dictating play and taking chances. I like his chances against Jaziri, especially since Romboli gave Malek absolutely no resistance whatsoever in the three games I watched of that match.

Van der Merwe vs. Yang - A disgrace. Yang didnt have to work for anything. Van der Merwe was spraying balls all over the place, his serve was lacking. Total garbage. Worst performance of the day. I left early in the second but I see from the score nothing changed at all. Yang vs. Niland should be a good match. Filo V. is totally justified in hating on Van der Merwe - there's very little talent there besides the huge serve.

Bozoljac vs. Witten - Some of the cleanest hitting I saw all day. Bozoljac was rocking the Janko Tipsarevic look today (seriously looked exactly like him) and played very well - he's going to be dangerous moving forward. The serve was on most of the time, and the two handed groundies were working too. He was charging the net consistently and winning almost everything. Witten looks like he's on his last legs - he did hit the shot of the day though - a behind the back winning lob that even Bozoljac stopped to applaud - the crowd gave him a (deserved) standing ovation for it. But he was never a threat to win the match - Bozoljac was too solid and Jesse's serve wasn't on. Bozoljac-Beck should be a great match.

Overall the best three players I saw today were Berankis, Dancevic, and Bozoljac (in that order) and the worst three were Matsukevich, Van der Merwe, and Cervenak (no order needed - they were all just terrible) :wavey:

Filo V.
08-24-2011, 02:38 AM
Soeda is garbage, but he's made to look better than he is because most guys he beats cannot handle his consistency. But whenever he plays a good player, he almost always loses. Which is why almost all of his results are in Asian challengers. Therefore, I don't really like him, because he's made the top 100 really without working for it at all.

Filo V.
08-24-2011, 02:47 AM
As for Van Der Merwe, total garbage. Glad you saw that today. A lot of people like him on this forum but he has NO game.

Middelkoop is the type of player who plays good about 4 times a season. At times he's a good player. But Janowicz is as inconsistent as it gets, and if the serve isn't working, he's not winning.

Good to hear Frank played sharp, but Arno has no game anymore and the bad attitude isn't a good sign at all but is a common occurence now, because he's been playing injured and losing. I don't see him continuing if he doesn't do well in these French events coming up.

ibreak4coffee
08-24-2011, 03:40 AM
A few pics from today...

Frank Dancevic

http://img535.imageshack.us/img535/8599/img0713ev.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/535/img0713ev.jpg/)

http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/1157/img0719nn.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/69/img0719nn.jpg/)


Arnaud Clement

http://img807.imageshack.us/img807/6323/img0714b.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/807/img0714b.jpg/)


Richard Berankis

http://img841.imageshack.us/img841/4909/img0724vz.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/841/img0724vz.jpg/)

http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/4807/img0727b.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/593/img0727b.jpg/)


Conor Niland

http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/4966/img0728kk.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/33/img0728kk.jpg/)

http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/2798/img0730u.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/38/img0730u.jpg/)

Game.Petzschner
08-24-2011, 08:57 AM
filo what potential upsets do you see today?

SwedSerbia
08-24-2011, 09:06 AM
Well done Bozo and Ryderstedt! :worship:

CooCooCachoo
08-24-2011, 09:11 AM
As for Van Der Merwe, total garbage. Glad you saw that today. A lot of people like him on this forum but he has NO game.

Middelkoop is the type of player who plays good about 4 times a season. At times he's a good player. But Janowicz is as inconsistent as it gets, and if the serve isn't working, he's not winning.

Good to hear Frank played sharp, but Arno has no game anymore and the bad attitude isn't a good sign at all but is a common occurence now, because he's been playing injured and losing. I don't see him continuing if he doesn't do well in these French events coming up.

Izak has a great game, when he's on. Beautiful serve and volley on grass. But he's awful if he has an offday, and I guess the score against Yang indicates that yesterday was not his day.

CooCooCachoo
08-24-2011, 09:21 AM
Thanks for the report ibreak4coffee! The qualifying tournament for Grand Slams is always an amazing event to attend, so you must be having a great time.

Rieschick is bigger than Witten? Must have gained a bit of weight then :o But he has been having decent results as of late, finally getting his game together. Bautista should have won that match straightforwardly though.

The problem with Soeda is that he's not good enough for the ATP Tour, but too good for most Challengers. He's hovering in that twilight zone.

Great to hear that Ilija has decided to play some good tennis again. Although, knowing him, the next match might be total garbage again.

Great day at qualifying today :)

While I didn't see any great tennis, some good performances and the facilities for fans have been upgraded this year :yeah:

Here are some match reports - with so many one sided matches the bonus was I saw a lot of different players.

Ad Wim
08-24-2011, 10:11 AM
Damn, that was a bad loss by Schepper. The rest of my guys did pretty well. Only Voest sucked.

Jomp1
08-24-2011, 10:47 AM
Great day at qualifying today :)

Thank you. Much appreciated :wavey:

misty1
08-24-2011, 12:12 PM
Thanks for the report and pics coffee:)

Filo V.
08-24-2011, 01:06 PM
filo what potential upsets do you see today?

I expect Weintraub over Capdeville. Weintraub is my pick as the guy who surprises every season with a run through qualifying.

Sorensen should have a good shot at Brugues-Davi if he's playing well and totally fit.

I think Galvani has a good shot over Schoorel, but I really hope I'm wrong about that. I expect Thomas to come through, but it will be difficult.

Also Estrella over Lorenzi, Sijsling over Stebe are potential upsets, and I'd never put Huta Galung as a definite winner in any match, so look for Teixeira to maybe pull the upset, although I doubt it,

Filo V.
08-24-2011, 01:08 PM
Izak has a great game, when he's on. Beautiful serve and volley on grass. But he's awful if he has an offday, and I guess the score against Yang indicates that yesterday was not his day.

You're entitled to your opinion :wavey: :p

Iván
08-24-2011, 01:43 PM
i cant see any safe winners for today?

what happened to fleishman? been off the tour for ages.

i wonder if filo v can give us some safe winners for today

Filo V.
08-24-2011, 01:47 PM
Souza, Ilhan, Paire, Udomchoke, Zemlja, Goffin, Gensse, Grigelis are all extremely clear favorites.

Iván
08-24-2011, 01:47 PM
i hope udomchoke can win but he is comming into this event abit cold

not sure what to expect from veic on hardcourts

Filo V.
08-24-2011, 01:50 PM
Zach's had a lot of injury problems.

Zverev, Ball, Ram, Lacko, Walter, Kosakowski, Bohli and Guez should win their matches, but also could lose since these guys are all up and down players, coming off injuries and/or not great form.

Filo V.
08-24-2011, 01:51 PM
Udomchoke should love to play someone with the skills of Veic. He can use his court craft and smarts and run him all around.

Iván
08-24-2011, 01:51 PM
thoughts on these

naso- fabbiano
cabal vs ouellete
lacko vs schwank
burgiuer vs aranguiz
stebe vs siglshing

Iván
08-24-2011, 01:52 PM
im thinking naso, bigger game for this surface

isnt cabal focusing on his doubles career?

same for schwank

i hope stebe wins to be honest, exciting player

misty1
08-24-2011, 01:54 PM
Udomchoke should love to play someone with the skills of Veic. He can use his court craft and smarts and run him all around.

i know its far away and thc chances of it even happening may not be that great since marius hasnt played in a while but..what who would you favor if marius and marsel meet in the final round? i'd like both wo tin..so it sucks for me...in my mind marius could take marsel out

Iván
08-24-2011, 01:55 PM
isnt bagnis a big danger to copil anyway?

sheva07
08-24-2011, 01:57 PM
thoughts on these

naso- fabbiano
cabal vs ouellete
lacko vs schwank
burgiuer vs aranguiz
stebe vs siglshing

What??:confused:

Iván
08-24-2011, 01:57 PM
What??:confused:

:p

misty1
08-24-2011, 01:59 PM
isnt bagnis a big danger to copil anyway?

i think normally he'd beat bagnis but , as i said marius hasnt played in a while, been out with injuries so i dont expect him to get to the final round anyway. But if he does id be curious to see who won

Filo V.
08-24-2011, 02:00 PM
Naso, but that match can go either way. Two mediocre clay journeyman.

Cabal, Lacko, Burquier and I think Sijsling will beat Stebe, that would be an upset on paper.

Filo V.
08-24-2011, 02:06 PM
I think Cabal will beat Ouellette. Ouellette has no weapons. Cabal isn't great, but his serve is alright and he can do a few things on the court.

Filo V.
08-24-2011, 02:07 PM
i know its far away and thc chances of it even happening may not be that great since marius hasnt played in a while but..what who would you favor if marius and marsel meet in the final round? i'd like both wo tin..so it sucks for me...in my mind marius could take marsel out

Ilhan definitely.

Filo V.
08-24-2011, 02:09 PM
Hearing Copil has been out for a long time, I erased him from the definite winner list, because Bagnis can cause him problems in being consistent and grinding/counter punching a little bit.

Smoke944
08-24-2011, 02:11 PM
Naso almost qualified here before, he should be a big favorite in that match.

ibreak4coffee
08-24-2011, 02:28 PM
Izak has a great game, when he's on. Beautiful serve and volley on grass. But he's awful if he has an offday, and I guess the score against Yang indicates that yesterday was not his day.

It wasn't his day - he looked out of sorts without a doubt. Whole games would go by when he couldn't get one ball in the court. It seemed he was resigned to defeat late in the first set already - not sure if there's an injury. I dont have his serving stats, but they can't look great either and even when he was getting it in play, Yang was putting the ball back impressively.

Niland-Yang will be really interesting IMO. Both weren't really tested and I imagine there will be some nice rallies between them.

Filo V.
08-24-2011, 02:29 PM
Yeah, and he has more HC experience. But he's had a poor season, so we'll see what his form is.

ibreak4coffee
08-24-2011, 02:30 PM
I'm going to try and make it out to Flushing again tonight after work to catch the last round of matches - if anyone wants a pic of a player let me know :)

Filo V.
08-24-2011, 02:31 PM
Yang is a counter-puncher and Niland is a grinder, so it will be interesting who can implement their gameplan the best. Yang has the better shots IMO. But can he finish points off is the question.

Iván
08-24-2011, 02:55 PM
Lisnard VS Klec

How will it end?

ibreak4coffee
08-24-2011, 03:09 PM
Yang is a counter-puncher and Niland is a grinder, so it will be interesting who can implement their gameplan the best. Yang has the better shots IMO. But can he finish points off is the question.

Yang definitely has the more fluid, dangerous game. He really wasn't tested at all yesterday though, whereas in the second set at least Niland had to work for his points. I'd give a slight edge as you say to Yang though, even if I'd prefer Niland qualify

Filo V.
08-24-2011, 03:15 PM
I'm going to try and make it out to Flushing again tonight after work to catch the last round of matches - if anyone wants a pic of a player let me know :)

I don't really have any players in mind but I do appreciate your effort, thank you and I think that goes for everyone :wavey::)

Filo V.
08-24-2011, 03:33 PM
I think Lisnard will beat Klec. Good match-up.

Filo V.
08-24-2011, 03:34 PM
Ilhan held to love, broke, got broken after saving 4 BPs, and then broke Gawron again. Now up 4-*1.

Filo V.
08-24-2011, 03:37 PM
Lacko 6-1 first set over Schwank. So sad for Edu. Looking more and more like his singles career is going nowhere.

ibreak4coffee
08-24-2011, 03:38 PM
Its hard to believe guys like Romboli and Rivera-Aranquiz came to New York thinking they actually would qualify :rolleyes:

madmax
08-24-2011, 03:38 PM
Schwank getting routined by Lacko thus far...how far this dude has fallen - I remember him being quite a solid hardcourter few years back

Filo V.
08-24-2011, 03:41 PM
Both have really fallen. Edu used to do well in HC challengers, but not at the ATP level. Lacko was top 100 through the winter of this season. I think he has motivational issues.

Both have top 100 talent but not the minds and in Edu's case, his fitness isn't good enough and he's injured all the time.

Filo V.
08-24-2011, 03:43 PM
Burquier 6-1 over Rivera-Aranquiz