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A Very Good Year this 2012

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cobalt60
12-10-2011, 12:34 PM
1. Sydney QF
2. AO QF
3. ABN AMRO Rotterdam F
4. Marseilles WON :banana: 6-4 6-4
5. Dubai SF
6. Indian Wells QF
7. Miami-4th round
8. Estoril-WON 6-4 6-2
9. Madrid- SF
10. Rome-QF
11.Roland Garros-QF
12. Wimbledon-4th round
13. Olympics-BRONZE MEDAL
14. Masters Canada-second round
15. Masters Cinci-SF
16. USO-QF
17. Vienna- WON
18. Basal-WON
19. Paris-3rd round
20. WTF-SF

Naudio Spanlatine
12-11-2011, 03:39 PM
Juanito will comeback into his 2009 form i know he will:devil:

please turn me on some more juanito:drool: :hearts: :lick:





:angel:

Mae
12-19-2011, 11:43 AM
I wish Juan well in 2012. He so impressed me with his effort and emotion in the Davis Cup I added him to my signature. I just keep thinking all he needs is a little more conditioning to get clear back to where he was before the wrist injury and surgery. Because he played some beautiful looking tennis at the Davis Cup, but just seemed to run out of gas :sad:

Matt01
01-07-2012, 10:29 AM
I'm wishing Del Pony lots of good luck for the season 2012, no injuries, and hope he'll get back in the Top 10 soon where he belongs. :) :D

Mae
01-11-2012, 05:08 AM
Where is everybody? Juan had his bye and now he has defeated Kubot in the 2nd Rd of Sydney :)

Naudio Spanlatine
01-11-2012, 03:19 PM
I couldnt even watch the rest, i knew delpo had kubot in the second, kubot was jus hopeless the rest of the second set:o

Rafaaah
01-11-2012, 09:33 PM
Vamos Delpo!! I hope by the end of 2012 he will be no.3 in the world!! I hope he wins a GS and a ATP 1000s tournament at least!! I'm fed up of people talking about the top 4 and then Delpo...it sud be the top 2 or top 3 plus Delpo...I hope he makes SF in AO...or F or W!!! :D

cobalt60
01-11-2012, 10:56 PM
Where is everybody? Juan had his bye and now he has defeated Kubot in the 2nd Rd of Sydney :)

Either sleeping or working;) I rarely make time to watch tennis like I used to. Back to watching movies, hanging with the family ( they grow up too quickly and leave so I must get my time in) or playing piano. Considering taking another pottery class too:p

score was 6-4 6-2 btw. Next up is Marcos who has been playing extremely well since the latter part of last season so GL JM.

LawrenceOfTennis
01-12-2012, 08:17 AM
Same old bad luck. Against Juan everybody plays his best tennis. In Stockholm Blake, now Baghdatis is very good.

Mae
01-12-2012, 08:40 AM
Same old bad luck. Against Juan everybody plays his best tennis. In Stockholm Blake, now Baghdatis is very good.

Don't be so down it is 5-4 Juan in the 1st Set. Juan is serving for the 1st Set :)

Mae
01-12-2012, 08:41 AM
Baggy may have ideas for leveling the Set!

Mae
01-12-2012, 08:42 AM
30-40 Baggy.

LawrenceOfTennis
01-12-2012, 08:43 AM
Juan is horrible to say the least.

Mae
01-12-2012, 08:43 AM
It is now 5 all in the 1st Set!

LawrenceOfTennis
01-12-2012, 08:46 AM
Hitting bh and fh to the middle of the court is the worst possible tactic.

Mae
01-12-2012, 08:53 AM
Man did that Match tie up quickly :eek: 6 all and we are in a TB which Juan leads 3 to 1!

Mae
01-12-2012, 08:54 AM
3-2 Juan in the TB.

Mae
01-12-2012, 08:55 AM
4-2 Juan in the TB.

Mae
01-12-2012, 08:56 AM
5-2 Juan in the TB.

Mae
01-12-2012, 08:56 AM
5-3 Juan in the TB.

Mae
01-12-2012, 08:57 AM
5-4 Juan in the TB!

Mae
01-12-2012, 08:59 AM
6-4 Juan in the TB.

Mae
01-12-2012, 08:59 AM
6-5 Juan in the TB.

Mae
01-12-2012, 09:00 AM
6 all in the TB!

Mae
01-12-2012, 09:01 AM
7-6 Baggy in the TB!

Mae
01-12-2012, 09:02 AM
7 all in the TB!

LawrenceOfTennis
01-12-2012, 09:03 AM
Expected shit. This year will be worse than last year.

Mae
01-12-2012, 09:03 AM
8-7 Baggy in the TB!

Mae
01-12-2012, 09:05 AM
Baggy wins the 1st Set 7 to 6! Maybe I jinxed Juan so I will leave now :sad: :o

LawrenceOfTennis
01-12-2012, 09:06 AM
Delpo is pathetic. New generation with Tomic etc. is taking over. Juan cannot serve out a set.

LawrenceOfTennis
01-12-2012, 09:15 AM
Baggy wins the 1st Set 7 to 6! Maybe I jinxed Juan so I will leave now :sad: :o

You are commentating in the Baghdatis thread. Seems like you are the fan of the actual winning players.

LawrenceOfTennis
01-12-2012, 09:37 AM
What an awful tired,lethargic and weak player he has become. Sydney was a good chance. Should skip AO to avoid a huge beating in the first round. Congrats Juan.

LawrenceOfTennis
01-12-2012, 09:46 AM
Of course he lost. Skip AO would be a smart move. It's terrible to be his fan. Shit,shit and more shit. That's what his fans get all the time.

Mae
01-12-2012, 09:49 AM
Juan :sad: I like both players and when I first went to Baggy's Forum there was no one there at all! So I could feel more free to post without hurting anyone feelings. It's bad to like so many players because one of them always has to lose :sad:

Mae
01-12-2012, 09:53 AM
I can't figure out what has happening to Juan. He has to be recovered from the wrist surgery, but it is just like he has never gotten back his energy and fitness :confused: I also noticed that fact at the David Cup. Juan just seems to run out of gas now :sad:

LawrenceOfTennis
01-12-2012, 09:57 AM
I can't figure out what has happening to Juan. He has to be recovered from the wrist surgery, but it is just like he has never gotten back his energy and fitness :confused: I also noticed that fact at the David Cup. Juan just seems to run out of gas now :sad:

It's not only fittness. He has no big weapons anymore outside of his 1st serve. He hits the forehand with too much topspin, so it's similar to Nadal's shot. Bckhand has no variety and angles at all. And yes, he is slow. He is too old to improve, let's hope he can win a few matches this year. Not expecting anything from him anymore.

Mae
01-12-2012, 10:00 AM
But at times in the Davis Cup which I got to see on TV he was playing beautifully! And then it all just left. Leaving me to feel that he was just worn out.

cobalt60
01-12-2012, 12:26 PM
As I stated prior Baggy was playing extremely well at the end of last year and it has carried over into this year. Plus he is an excellent player whom everyone felt would be in the top 10 if not for injuries. It is what it is so onto the AO.
When he loses it is close and seems more about mental toughness and confidence not match play or fatigue. But of course my opinion.

Naudio Spanlatine
01-12-2012, 03:35 PM
:bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry:

MissKitty99
01-12-2012, 04:15 PM
Hi, everyone. I am a great Delpo-Fan from Germany.
I have to say i am a little bit shocked about the posts here. Okay he had lost against Baghdatis - but it's his first tournament this year. His time will come.

cobalt60
01-12-2012, 04:22 PM
Hi, everyone. I am a great Delpo-Fan from Germany.
I have to say i am a little bit shocked about the posts here. Okay he had lost against Baghdatis - but it's his first tournament this year. His time will come.

Welcome :wavey:

Getta
01-12-2012, 05:56 PM
Nobody has blinded Juan Martin.

Nobody has caused him pain.

LawrenceOfTennis
01-12-2012, 11:02 PM
Plays Mannarino in the first round. Last time they played Mannarino beat him so expecting another pathetic loss considering slow ass AO courts.

cobalt60
01-12-2012, 11:11 PM
He needs close wins to gain confidence back. I don't think he will lose. Weather seems to be a factor down under this year. Cooler than the norm so that's great!

Getta
01-12-2012, 11:17 PM
Juan Martin will win incredibly comfortably his opening match.

will Svetlana ever be happy again? i know she will.

and there is something that worries me about LawrenceOfTennis.

cobalt60
01-12-2012, 11:43 PM
The Draw for AO ( quarter)

[8]Fish v Muller
Falla v Fognini
Montanes v Riba
[25]Monaco v Kohlschreiber
[20]F.Mayer v Lu
Qualifier v Darcis
Qualifier v Kavcic
[11]Del Potro v Mannarino

[13]Dolgopolov v Jones
Kamke v Hanescu
De Schepper v Querrey
[22]Verdasco v Tomic
[31]Melzer v Karlovic
Berlocq v Qualifier
Prodon v A.Beck
[3]Federer v Qualifier

Eh. Not bad if he plays to his potential.

Renalicious
01-15-2012, 07:51 AM
Win it Delpo. :worship:

STUHL
01-15-2012, 09:06 AM
Mayer pulled out. So now del Potros Draw is really good!

MissKitty99
01-15-2012, 09:56 AM
I think the draw is very good for Delpo. Hopefully he can go far!!

Lucilla
01-15-2012, 11:08 AM
Best of luck at the AO, Delpo :D I really hope he plays better there. :)

smitty8
01-15-2012, 10:51 PM
Let's get this party started! :armed: :boxing: I think they are actually going to show the match on ESPN2!

cobalt60
01-15-2012, 11:34 PM
Hopefully he wakes up or he will be out and I just might call any post-surgery career wins lucky.

cobalt60
01-15-2012, 11:36 PM
Wow the stats say it all. No serve no rhythm.

Mae
01-16-2012, 12:16 AM
Recovering in the 2nd Set big time! But what is wrong with Juan? He has never truly been the same since that wrist surgery. But that should be O.K. by now. shouldn't it? But he is just not the same player seems tired and out of conditioning, but I would have thought that would have come back by now also :confused:

Mae
01-16-2012, 04:11 AM
Well Juan won in 4 Sets, but he didn't look good at all!

LawrenceOfTennis
01-16-2012, 05:21 AM
Let's hope for a better form for next match.

cobalt60
01-16-2012, 01:36 PM
Thankfully he won but I thought the 3rd and 4th sets could have gone either way. He appeared to be having issues with the sun on his toss so that would account for some of the serving issues. And he just does not like the heat- it always makes him lethargic And I don't think acclimatizing to the heat/humidity conditions can occur with everyone. Genetics have to play a role in that as well.

And is it me or does the AO seem even slower this year? :scratch:
I was having the hardest time watching.

LawrenceOfTennis
01-16-2012, 01:55 PM
Thankfully he won but I thought the 3rd and 4th sets could have gone either way. He appeared to be having issues with the sun on his toss so that would account for some of the serving issues. And he just does not like the heat- it always makes him lethargic And I don't think acclimatizing to the heat/humidity conditions can occur with everyone. Genetics have to play a role in that as well.

And is it me or does the AO seem even slower this year? :scratch:
I was having the hardest time watching.

It's slower. Knowing the ATP it's not a surprise. They want Nadal and Djokovic to play final obviously.

LawrenceOfTennis
01-16-2012, 05:27 PM
Watching his match last night, I think his forehand is terribly bad. It's moonballing, all his forehands are landing short, middle of the court. Too much topspin in it. His forehand from Davis Cup has disappeared. I'm stating to think clay will be his only good surface considering he hasn't done anything on hard courts in a year.

david_williams
01-17-2012, 03:00 PM
Well he obviously had issues with the sun and he got a time violation warning at the beginning of the 4th set for hiding in the shadow for too much time ╮(╯▽╰)╭. He was quite upset becuz of the sun. But well, he had issues with Mannarino too but he made it through. Coming up Karvic, better luck!

smitty8
01-17-2012, 08:45 PM
sounds like they might get some rain as they are set to start the day, but then it should clear up and hopefully not be as hot as it was yesterday. I would like it to start on time since I actually have to go to work in the morning and don't want to be up too late. Hopefully the girls on before him hurry it up.

Mae
01-18-2012, 04:57 AM
Somehow I missed Juan's straight set win :sad: I guess it's the time on the A.O. Slam :confused:

LawrenceOfTennis
01-18-2012, 05:02 AM
Oh well, at least he won.

cobalt60
01-18-2012, 02:09 PM
www.australianopen.com/en_AU/scores/stats/day8/1220ms.html

Stats were not bad.

Score 6-4 7-5 6-3

Hopefully Alexito will be able to upload the highlights of the match.

JMDP
01-19-2012, 07:14 PM
Finally he's playing at night session
Looking forward to see his performence
GO DELPO !! :rocker2:

cobalt60
01-19-2012, 11:40 PM
Of course I will most likely be sleeping but yes glad for the cooler evening temps.

Mae
01-20-2012, 09:50 AM
Juan has won the 1st Set 6-2 and he is leading the 2nd Set 2-1 and Juan is serving so he broke.

Mae
01-20-2012, 09:53 AM
Juan leads 3 to 1 in the 2nd Set.

Mae
01-20-2012, 10:01 AM
Juan leads 3 to 2 in the 2nd Set.

Mae
01-20-2012, 10:03 AM
Juan leads 4 to 2 in the 2nd Set.

Mae
01-20-2012, 10:06 AM
4-3 Juan in the 2nd Set.

Mae
01-20-2012, 10:15 AM
5-3 Juan in the 2nd Set.

JMDP
01-20-2012, 10:16 AM
Juan won the 2nd set 6-3

Mae
01-20-2012, 10:16 AM
Juan has won the 2nd Set 6-3.

Mae
01-20-2012, 10:17 AM
:lol: We posted at exactly the same time!

Mae
01-20-2012, 10:22 AM
Juan won the 1st game of the 3rd Set.

JMDP
01-20-2012, 10:23 AM
Lol
I've just noticed that :lol:

Mae
01-20-2012, 10:26 AM
Juan 2 to 0 in the 3rd Set.

Mae
01-20-2012, 10:29 AM
Juan 3 to 0 in the 3rd Set. I think Juan has got this Match well in hand :wavey:

JMDP
01-20-2012, 10:35 AM
Another break juan leads 4-0 in the 3rd set

JMDP
01-20-2012, 11:02 AM
Another straight set win :D
next is Kohlschreiber
That should be an interesting match
GO DELPO !! :rocker2:

Mae
01-20-2012, 11:31 AM
I was certainly right that Juan had the Match well in hand--a tasty bagel for the 3rd Set :lick:

Lucilla
01-20-2012, 01:42 PM
Vamos Juan!!! :D :cheerleader:

Best luck against Kohlschreiber :)

MissKitty99
01-20-2012, 02:25 PM
The good thing about the match against Kohlschreiber is that now i willl see the match on german TV. The match against Lu was only for a few moments.
I think he will win against Kohlschreiber because his the better player.
Vamos Delpo

LawrenceOfTennis
01-20-2012, 03:23 PM
I hope this thread won't become a livescore thread.
Anyway, good win, even though he is nowhere to his real form.

cobalt60
01-20-2012, 04:01 PM
I hope this thread won't become a livescore thread.
Anyway, good win, even though he is nowhere to his real form.

I also think this should not be a livescore thread ( sorry Mae- know you mean well) as one can easily view the livescore elsewhere so the info isn't unavailable. However if anyone thinks otherwise please speak your mind!

Ivanatis
01-20-2012, 04:14 PM
Here! Couldn't follow the match, so (not knowing the result) I went to the official livescore thread to read it back and all I found was 50 pages on Dolgo-Tomic.

cobalt60
01-20-2012, 04:28 PM
Results yes; play by play though when livescores can be found on the ATP site/Grand Slam site? :scratch:

btw Tom lovely avatar;) Great movie and so was the sequel!

smitty8
01-21-2012, 01:09 AM
Maybe we can do a compromise. How about someone post the score after each set is done? Then the final result. That would keep the thread from getting too clogged up. Maybe whoever posts the set score can also post set highlights if they want to. Sound reasonable Ms. Mod?

I only saw that last set, but wow! Impressive. The night matches are better for him. Oh yeah, next round, I think I saw that one in Miami last year. ;)

cobalt60
01-21-2012, 01:16 AM
That is a fab idea smitty! Everyone ok with that? And whoever is around and watching or following please do what works!

I saw the last 2 games on youtube but his forehand was looking good. Next opponent will be much tougher.

Getta
01-22-2012, 02:01 AM
so there's no need to come and say something at the moment

i'll wait till Juan Martin starts losing to jump-start a conversation that goes nowhere in a matter of minutes

Mae
01-22-2012, 06:41 AM
I also think this should not be a livescore thread ( sorry Mae- know you mean well) as one can easily view the livescore elsewhere so the info isn't unavailable. However if anyone thinks otherwise please speak your mind!

OOOPs sorry I didn't know this Forum didn't like that :o Some Forums do while others don't so I will remember that this one doesn't like it and not do it here anymore. I'll just say Juan is playing well in his current Match.

Mae
01-22-2012, 06:55 AM
I guess it is alright to say GSM Juan over Kohlschreiber 6-4, 6-2, and 6-1 :)

LawrenceOfTennis
01-22-2012, 07:08 AM
Good win. I saw only the last 25 minutes but he looked good. I think he has no chance against Federer, but at least he is in good form again.

cobalt60
01-22-2012, 11:47 AM
OOOPs sorry I didn't know this Forum didn't like that :o Some Forums do while others don't so I will remember that this one doesn't like it and not do it here anymore. I'll just say Juan is playing well in his current Match.

There are no rules Mae- some like it some don't so I was asking for opinions on the matter so we can come up with a solution that might work for everyone.

Getta- leave it to you to deflate the situation :lol: Turn those screws why don't ya;)

And yes he won!!

smitty8
01-22-2012, 04:50 PM
I saw the whole thing and he played very well, but Kohli just made too many errors. We'll see how he does against Fed. I'm just glad he didn't spend too much time out in the heat for this match. Hmmm, wonder if Fed will be a night match? :scratch:

cobalt60
01-23-2012, 10:45 PM
Don't see him winning this match ( since it will be a slow day time court) but I sure hope he gives the Fed a run for his money. Please.

smitty8
01-24-2012, 02:35 AM
At the rate the girls are going, this might be an evening match! Dang, I knew I should've just taken a nap when I got home from work.

LawrenceOfTennis
01-24-2012, 04:59 AM
Juan is done. His groundstrokes are horrible.

Naudio Spanlatine
01-24-2012, 05:08 AM
Delpo will need a 2009 form to beat Fed but it looks like Fed will take him in straight unfortunately:sad:

Mae
01-24-2012, 07:09 AM
Yes sadly he did :sad: I was very disappointed I thought for sure Juan would play better than that :bigcry:

Mae
01-24-2012, 07:14 AM
There are no rules Mae- some like it some don't so I was asking for opinions on the matter so we can come up with a solution that might work for everyone.

Getta- leave it to you to deflate the situation :lol: Turn those screws why don't ya;)

And yes he won!!

That's O.K. Dr. Sue. I just didn't know it wasn't liked here. I always do what the people in the Forum like done just as soon as I know what they like.

LawrenceOfTennis
01-24-2012, 09:40 AM
Those fans who believe he will ever reach another slam final are living in a pink dream world. Juan's movement is out of the top 30 to say the least, his forehand sucks big time. Terrible mental strength at service games.....he is much worse than I expected him to be in this year. We can say he will be lucky with a win here and there. Even a 40 year old Federer would beat him. Oh well, tennis sucks, always the same 3 guys.

david_williams
01-24-2012, 03:46 PM
Well, for me Delpo didn't suck on this tournament, I mean this surface is never his best. He needs it to be slower or faster, not this. And I think since his comeback last year, Franco may have advised him to stay back before he gets his big ground strokes back and that's how he played most of the matches, in a defensive style. I saw 4 matches of him in this Open and I think his ground strokes are coming back, he's been more aggressive than last year and fear less to take advantage of short balls. And this match against Federer is the most aggressive match I've seen since his comeback last year. So he's regaining his shots, but mentally he's still not there, that's why he can't take chances of the break points and serve a df on set point.

But to me this is all becuz he hasn't played too many big matches last year, the 4 grand slams he played, he didn't play it that well, no big scenario. And this is his first QF in a Grand Slam since his comeback, this is huge, and he's nervous. But he is regaining his form, remember the 2009 QF? The same guy across the net, and he was in great form in 2009, and he only took 3 games outta Federer. This year, he's not in the same form (well Federer isn't neither), and he took 9 (well...), this says he is coming back step after step. So I'm looking forward to the rest of his years, after his ranking's rise, he shouldn't face some big players in the 1st few rounds so this gives him a chance to play himself deep into every single tournament.

Well but no matter what happened we still love him, that's the most important part.:hug:

LawrenceOfTennis
01-24-2012, 03:48 PM
Well but no matter what happened we still love him, that's the most important part.:hug:

Too bad he couldn't care less.

Lucilla
01-24-2012, 06:49 PM
Still a good tournament for Juan :awww: :hug:

It would be great to see him back in Top 8. :)

david_williams
01-24-2012, 07:05 PM
Too bad he couldn't care less.
lol oh c'mon man, he's a guy with great personality. You need to relax a bit:p

A comeback takes time, not everyone is Serena Williams:angel:

cobalt60
01-24-2012, 09:07 PM
That's O.K. Dr. Sue. I just didn't know it wasn't liked here. I always do what the people in the Forum like done just as soon as I know what they like.
I did not see too many people even comment Mae so since there were few folks who stated anything please do as you like.
Well, for me Delpo didn't suck on this tournament, I mean this surface is never his best. He needs it to be slower or faster, not this. And I think since his comeback last year, Franco may have advised him to stay back before he gets his big ground strokes back and that's how he played most of the matches, in a defensive style. I saw 4 matches of him in this Open and I think his ground strokes are coming back, he's been more aggressive than last year and fear less to take advantage of short balls. And this match against Federer is the most aggressive match I've seen since his comeback last year. So he's regaining his shots, but mentally he's still not there, that's why he can't take chances of the break points and serve a df on set point.

But to me this is all becuz he hasn't played too many big matches last year, the 4 grand slams he played, he didn't play it that well, no big scenario. And this is his first QF in a Grand Slam since his comeback, this is huge, and he's nervous. But he is regaining his form, remember the 2009 QF? The same guy across the net, and he was in great form in 2009, and he only took 3 games outta Federer. This year, he's not in the same form (well Federer isn't neither), and he took 9 (well...), this says he is coming back step after step. So I'm looking forward to the rest of his years, after his ranking's rise, he shouldn't face some big players in the 1st few rounds so this gives him a chance to play himself deep into every single tournament.

Well but no matter what happened we still love him, that's the most important part.:hug:

lol oh c'mon man, he's a guy with great personality. You need to relax a bit:p

A comeback takes time, not everyone is Serena Williams:angel:
Thanks for your input since all I have watched were highlights. And as I stated after Davis Cup it seemed mental strength was lacking. Here is hoping that his QF appearance gives him confidence to move on and up.

cobalt60
01-24-2012, 09:12 PM
BTW score was 4-6 3-6 2-6.

david_williams
01-25-2012, 03:17 PM
I did not see too many people even comment Mae so since there were few folks who stated anything please do as you like.



Thanks for your input since all I have watched were highlights. And as I stated after Davis Cup it seemed mental strength was lacking. Here is hoping that his QF appearance gives him confidence to move on and up.

Haha you're welcome. He's been progressing bit by bit, we'll c what happens in IW and Miami (well mainly IW cuz it suits his games more).;)

LawrenceOfTennis
01-31-2012, 08:44 PM
So what is next for him? I really hope he won't wait until Indian Wells.

Naudio Spanlatine
01-31-2012, 08:48 PM
Rotterdam Lawrence or do you mean after rotterdam.

LawrenceOfTennis
01-31-2012, 08:50 PM
Rotterdam Lawrence or do you mean after rotterdam.

Oh, I've almost forgotten Rotterdam.

cobalt60
01-31-2012, 09:34 PM
Check the first post please. I will try and keep up but I lead a pretty busy life so won't always have an opportunity to do so. If you need to update the first post/title contact Carlita who can do it for you or even myself but no guarantees that I will see as soon as you post. Thanks

cobalt60
02-04-2012, 06:26 PM
In addition- feel free everyone to start your own cheering thread for tournaments as I won't be around much to keep things updated. I will certainly try and merge any threads at some point. Enjoy cheering for JM.

LawrenceOfTennis
02-06-2012, 12:04 PM
He can be very good in Rotterdam. Courts are good for his serve, if it works.

tealeaves
02-06-2012, 04:56 PM
Yay Rotterdam :D

Juan Ma Del Pony
02-07-2012, 06:45 PM
Hopefully he will do very well in Rotterdam and Marseille and then skip Dubai to get ready for IW/Miami. I think playing 3 weeks in a row is a bit much, even for a 23-year-old.

LawrenceOfTennis
02-07-2012, 09:31 PM
Hopefully he will do very well in Rotterdam and Marseille and then skip Dubai to get ready for IW/Miami. I think playing 3 weeks in a row is a bit much, even for a 23-year-old.

Totally agree. He needs a good schedule for this year.

smitty8
02-08-2012, 01:46 AM
Doesn't IW usually start the second round on the weekend? So he'd get a little break, but still have to deal with time change with getting there.

david_williams
02-09-2012, 02:00 PM
Seems like he's playing Dubai. The Fox Sports Ecuador has his commercials all day long of him playing Dubai. So guess that's a confirmation.

LawrenceOfTennis
02-09-2012, 02:06 PM
Seems like he's playing Dubai. The Fox Sports Ecuador has his commercials all day long of him playing Dubai. So guess that's a confirmation.

He shouldn't. Dubai is slow, won't suit his game.

Sweetspot
02-09-2012, 06:15 PM
I hope this thread won't become a livescore thread.
Anyway, good win, even though he is nowhere to his real form.

I also think this should not be a livescore thread ( sorry Mae- know you mean well) as one can easily view the livescore elsewhere so the info isn't unavailable. However if anyone thinks otherwise please speak your mind!

Here! Couldn't follow the match, so (not knowing the result) I went to the official livescore thread to read it back and all I found was 50 pages on Dolgo-Tomic.

hi, y'all ... I didnt realize there was an official livescore thread, so i'll check it out

but before I do that, i'm wondering: if we're not supposed to mention the scores, what does the "Cheering Thread" part of the title refer to? :scratch:

Sweetspot
02-09-2012, 06:19 PM
hi, y'all ... I didnt realize there was an official livescore thread, so i'll check it out

but before I do that, i'm wondering: if we're not supposed to mention the scores, what does the "Cheering Thread" part of the title refer to? :scratch:

okay I'm back
couldnt find the official livescore thread mentioned in previous posts.

would somebody who's been there please post the link?

thanks :wavey:

Juan Ma Del Pony
02-09-2012, 07:34 PM
I don't think the fact that Dubai is slow is such a big problem. It's more that he'll be playing 3 weeks in a row and it will require quite a bit of travel as well so he might want to reconsider if he does well in both Rotterdam and Marseille. On the other hand, it will be a good "yardstick" of where his game is relative to what it was like at the AO because all the big guns (except Nadal) will be playing in Dubai. Plus, I bet the appearance money is quite good as well ;-)

Ivanatis
02-10-2012, 04:19 PM
okay I'm back
couldnt find the official livescore thread mentioned in previous posts.

would somebody who's been there please post the link?

thanks :wavey:

of coarse http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=196079

Juan Ma Del Pony
02-10-2012, 06:36 PM
When is the Rotterdam draw coming out???

LawrenceOfTennis
02-10-2012, 08:37 PM
The draw is out. He plays Llodra first. If he wins, probably gets Petzschner. Not the worst possible draw but lot of tricky and different opponents. I'm not sure he will go far there.
Vamos Juan.

Juan Ma Del Pony
02-10-2012, 09:29 PM
This is a good draw. I'm expecting at least SF from Juan. Would be great to see him play Berdych in the SF. That will tell us where his game really is right now. It would be really good to see Juan win his first ATP500. Interesting that he already has a GS title but all his other titles are ATP250's!!!

LawrenceOfTennis
02-10-2012, 09:41 PM
He cannot win Rotterdam. Berdych is in far better form and Federer can beat him now. Let's just hope he will have a decent week.

Juan Ma Del Pony
02-10-2012, 09:43 PM
Oh Lawrence be positive lol. Who thought he would win US Open 2009 by beating Nadal and Federer back to back? Both Berdych and Federer are playing Davis Cup this weekend and Federer became Federror in his performance against Isner today...so anything is possible! This surface is good for Juan...he can win! I believe!!

Lucilla
02-12-2012, 03:06 PM
I believe he can win as well :D

Vamos Delpo!! :rocker2:

Naudio Spanlatine
02-12-2012, 03:07 PM
Lawrence has lost the positiveness for Delpo, its a shame i know:rolleyes: :o :facepalm:

Anyways, good luck in rotterdam to Delpo:)

LawrenceOfTennis
02-12-2012, 04:42 PM
Plays practice session with Federer on monday :facepalm:

cobalt60
02-12-2012, 07:19 PM
Here is the draw: By all accounts one would expect him to get to the SF's.

[1] Roger Federer (SUI) vs. Nicolas Mahut (FRA)
Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) vs. Igor Kunitsyn (RUS)
[WC] Igor Sijsling (NED) vs. Jarkko Nieminen (FIN)
Lukasz Kubot (POL) vs. [6] Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR)

[4] Feliciano Lopez (ESP) vs. Qualifier
Robin Haase (NED) vs. Nikolay Davydenko (RUS)
Alex Bogomolov Jr. (RUS) vs. Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR)
Flavio Cipolla (ITA) vs. [5] Richard Gasquet (FRA)

[7] Viktor Troicki (SRB) vs. [WC] Thiemo De Bakker (NED)
[WC] Jesse Huta Galung (NED) vs. Ivan Ljubicic (CRO)
Qualifier vs. Philipp Petzschner (GER)
Michael Llodra (FRA) vs. [3] Juan Martin Del Porto (ARG)

[8] Marcel Granollers (ESP) vs. Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER)
Qualifier vs. Andreas Seppi (ITA)
Qualifier vs. Marcos Baghdatis (CYP)
Lukas Rosol (CZE) vs. [2] Tomas Berdych (CZE)

Juan Ma Del Pony
02-13-2012, 07:37 PM
Did you guys see that Pony is playing in doubles as well this week? He has partnered up with Petzschner (his potential second round opponent?!!) and he's playing tomorrow on Center Court!!!

Naudio Spanlatine
02-14-2012, 07:25 AM
I did, interesting pairing, i hope he does well in rotterdam, he needs to make a huge run here, if not than another big tourney should do as well.

david_williams
02-14-2012, 01:51 PM
Go sexy!

david_williams
02-14-2012, 02:45 PM
God some of the Djokovic's fans are just driving me CRAZY!!!

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x201/donell_carey/tumblr_lyc2crtxPb1qbgfd9.gif

cobalt60
02-16-2012, 11:01 PM
Into QF's over Beck: 6-4 7-5
Will play Troicki

Naudio Spanlatine
02-17-2012, 03:20 AM
God some of the Djokovic's fans are just driving me CRAZY!!!

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x201/donell_carey/tumblr_lyc2crtxPb1qbgfd9.gif

tell me about:o, i have to hear "Ajde" from now ON til the day i die:sobbing:

cobalt60
02-17-2012, 03:41 PM
Trashing occurred and into the SF at Rotterdam 6-0 6-1

Juan Ma Del Pony
02-17-2012, 04:00 PM
My (Our?) Little Pony and Petzschner just lost 10-8 in the third set super tiebreak to Lindstedt/Tecau. Oh, well :(

Naudio Spanlatine
02-17-2012, 04:25 PM
He took out the trash :woohoo: :sport:

cobalt60
02-17-2012, 04:31 PM
He took out the trash :woohoo: :sport:

Well I would not call VT the trash really. He is most likely a nice guy whatever one thinks about his tennis. And at one point he was ranked pretty high so he isn't that bad.

Naudio Spanlatine
02-17-2012, 04:43 PM
Well I would not call VT the trash really. He is most likely a nice guy whatever one thinks about his tennis. And at one point he was ranked pretty high so he isn't that bad.

his game is too boring for me, i just dont like him :shrug:

cobalt60
02-17-2012, 04:48 PM
his game is too boring for me, i just dont like him :shrug:

Oh that's fair enough. And I meant thrashing not trashing :lol: A bit under the weather today :o

david_williams
02-17-2012, 06:47 PM
tell me about:o, i have to hear "Ajde" from now ON til the day i die:sobbing:

Hahaha I was like wth dude, this is a thread for Delpo, stay outta it and go f*ck yourself!

smitty8
02-18-2012, 02:27 AM
Well, I have to go do training tomorrow when he plays Berdych, so probably won't get to see it. Of course, this is the last Saturday I'm doing training. Figures. I can't wait to have my life somewhat back to a normal schedule.

Juan Ma Del Pony
02-18-2012, 03:07 AM
smitty if you have ESPN3 you can watch it on replay after your training. Just make sure to stay away from the boards if you don't want the result "spoiled" for you.

cobalt60
02-18-2012, 01:44 PM
smitty if you have ESPN3 you can watch it on replay after your training. Just make sure to stay away from the boards if you don't want the result "spoiled" for you.

I forgot I could do this :woohoo: Watching as I post!

tealeaves
02-18-2012, 02:05 PM
Marseille MD out:

[1] Jo-Wilfried Tsonga vs. BYE
Nicolas Mahut vs. [WC] Arnaud Clement
Jarkko Nieminen vs. Edouard Roger-Vasselin
Flavio Cipolla vs. [8] Andreas Seppi

[4] Juan Martin Del Potro vs. BYE
Nikolay Davydenko vs. Andreas Beck
Igor Kunitsyn vs. Qualifier
Go Soeda vs. [5] Richard Gasquet

[7] Ivan Ljubicic vs. [WC] Florent Serra
[WC] Paul-Henri Mathieu vs. Karol Beck
Adrian Mannarino vs. Qualifier
BYE vs. [3] Janko Tipsarevic

[6] Alexandr Dolgopolov vs. Lukas Rosol
Qualifier vs. Michael Llodra
Matthias Bachinger vs. Qualifier
BYE vs. [2] Mardy Fish

I didn't know Delpo had a bye but I think it would be great having a match or two here before heading to Dubai. But of course skipping it will be the best because I cannot see him get past Tsonga.

cobalt60
02-18-2012, 02:09 PM
^^ Thanks for posting. Will change the title when appropriate.

Juan Ma Del Pony
02-18-2012, 02:09 PM
Haha I just posted this in the other "cheering" thread we have. I think Pony should give it a shot here, especially if he wins the title in Rotterdam tomorrow he can have a nice little winning streak. That always feels nice. Plus Pony owes Tsonga a little revenge for the Vienna indoor finals at the end of the last season, and it's hard to see anyone from the bottom half troubling him in the final if he does indeed get past Jo in the SF.

It's not necessary to go to Dubai the week after if he wins this indoor title or gets to the final here though. He should rest and get ready for IW/Miami at that point, where he's defending a ton of points.

LawrenceOfTennis
02-18-2012, 02:14 PM
Marseille draw is not bad though he has to face a lot of tricky opponents. Tsonga can beat him indoors, not to mention he will be at home with a crowd support.

cobalt60
02-18-2012, 02:14 PM
Haha I just posted this in the other "cheering" thread we have. I think Pony should give it a shot here, especially if he wins the title in Rotterdam tomorrow he can have a nice little winning streak. That always feels nice. Plus Pony owes Tsonga a little revenge for the Vienna indoor finals at the end of the last season, and it's hard to see anyone from the bottom half troubling him in the final if he does indeed get past Jo in the SF.

It's not necessary to go to Dubai the week after if he wins this indoor title or gets to the final here though. He should rest and get ready for IW/Miami at that point, where he's defending a ton of points.

Agree. My assumption is that he is getting a significant amount of $$ for going:p

Juan Ma Del Pony
02-18-2012, 02:15 PM
I think Dubai is throwing some cash at him too, otherwise I can't see why he'd travel all the way out there before playing in IW/Miami.

cobalt60
02-18-2012, 02:18 PM
And as far as the threads go;) One is for posting what you want and as much as you want during a match and the other basically for results. Forum posters wanted different things so easy to accommodate what works.

cobalt60
02-18-2012, 02:18 PM
I think Dubai is throwing some cash at him too, otherwise I can't see why he'd travel all the way out there before playing in IW/Miami.

I meant Dubai; sorry wasn't being clear.

Juan Ma Del Pony
02-18-2012, 02:21 PM
No worries; I got it now.

For the record I am hoping Feds wins today so Pony has a shot at revenge for AO tomorrow, and then I hope we get a Pony-Davydenko R2 matchup next week in Marseille for some much delayed revenge for the 2009 WTF final ;) I feel Roger is ripe for the taking, it's now or never and Juan could really use a Top 4 "signature" victory to jumpstart the rest of his year...

LawrenceOfTennis
02-18-2012, 02:21 PM
I think he should play Marseille and skip Dubai. Go to the states earlier and get used to the IW courts.

Juan Ma Del Pony
02-18-2012, 02:22 PM
It would also be sweet if Juan won his first ATP500 level title (kind of hard to believe, but all his non-USO titles are ATP250 titles!!) against Feds, much the same way he won his first GS against Feds.

Juan Ma Del Pony
02-18-2012, 02:23 PM
Ehh he can go to Dubai, hang out at the players party, perform a strategic tank in R2 or R3 and head home with his appearance money...poor kid lost a year's worth of earnings from injury so I can't begrudge him from chasing a little easy cash right now. Lord knows if I had the same opportunity I'd be flying to all 4 corners of the earth week after week LOL.

LawrenceOfTennis
02-18-2012, 02:24 PM
It would also be sweet if Juan won his first ATP500 level title (kind of hard to believe, but all his non-USO titles are ATP250 titles!!) against Feds, much the same way he won his first GS against Feds.

Calm down a bit. He has no chance against Federer indoors. It's easier just to expect him to play really well instead.

Juan Ma Del Pony
02-18-2012, 02:27 PM
DelPo won their last indoor match at the 2009 WTF. He has a chance; he always does. He's the only man, aside from Nadal, to defeat Feds in a GS final. I refuse to remain anything but positive when it comes to My Little Pony.

tealeaves
02-18-2012, 03:09 PM
wait I forgot Marseille was indoors :o

Naudio Spanlatine
02-18-2012, 06:56 PM
Delpo is gonna have a chance:hearts:

cobalt60
02-18-2012, 08:01 PM
Will play Feds in the Final. Man I would hate to bet on this. :lol: Hope he turns up with his A game tomorrow.

LawrenceOfTennis
02-18-2012, 08:02 PM
Federer will win in 2 sets I think but Juan has a great heart. Vamos.

cobalt60
02-18-2012, 09:17 PM
I agree Lawrence but you never know :bolt:

smitty8
02-19-2012, 12:44 AM
smitty if you have ESPN3 you can watch it on replay after your training. Just make sure to stay away from the boards if you don't want the result "spoiled" for you.

Thanks! After I was done with the training, I took my TouchPad out and found out the score. No way I could NOT find out what happened. I will try to watch the replay tomorrow after the final. I was going to wait until Monday to watch on TTC, but I'm off tomorrow, so that will be better.

Juan Ma Del Pony
02-19-2012, 12:47 AM
I for one am happy that Federer won. Now Delpo has a chance at revenge for AO '12 QF tomorrow and another (potential) chance for revenge against Davydenko in the 2nd round of Marseille next week. Vamos!

cobalt60
02-19-2012, 01:43 PM
:hatoff: to Fed for coming to play today.
And :yeah: to JM for making the final! Good start to his year so far imo.

Lost 1-6 4-6. Better play in the second but just could not convert on Bp's. As I said prior- the Gods were not with him today.:p

Oh and btw- he has made it to last 8 or better every tournament this year to date.

tealeaves
02-19-2012, 02:03 PM
good luck in Marseilles :shrug:

Juan Ma Del Pony
02-19-2012, 02:04 PM
He still has a chance for revenge in Marseilles for '09 WTF if Davydenko makes it to the second round. Should be a good match, I am already looking forward to the next tourney. Vamos!

LawrenceOfTennis
02-19-2012, 02:17 PM
Let's hope he can hold serve at least once in Marseille.
Should skip IW and Miami to avoid an ever more pathetic H2H vs Federer.

misst89
02-19-2012, 04:18 PM
Juan's draw looks pretty favourable in Marseille. I think his biggest competition is Tsonga, and he did lose to him in Vienna. I'm excited though. I really want Juan to gain even enough points to move up the rankings a bit.

Juan Ma Del Pony
02-21-2012, 03:07 PM
Just a quick drive-by post to say that it is confirmed that Davydenko will be Juan's 2nd round opponent in Marseille. Davydenko beat Andreas Beck 6-1, 7-5, and he's been playing well all of last week so Juan must be very careful if he is to get his revenge for the WTF '09 loss. Vamos! :)

misst89
02-21-2012, 03:51 PM
I was just about to post that. Davy is doing really well at the moment and could be a crucial challenge for Juan.

Naudio Spanlatine
02-21-2012, 06:59 PM
Well lets hope that Delpo can play like he did against Berdych:D :cheerleader:

Juan Ma Del Pony
02-21-2012, 07:03 PM
Ladies and gentlemen, Delpo is not on Wednesday's OOP in Marseille so I guess we'll have to wait until Thursday to see our man. It also means that our man has to play 4 days in a row :o

Naudio Spanlatine
02-21-2012, 07:06 PM
:o:o:o:o:o

misst89
02-21-2012, 07:47 PM
Oh really? I was looking forward to seeing him play. I'll keep checking the Marseille website!

Juan Ma Del Pony
02-21-2012, 09:25 PM
It is official, last match tomorrow is Ljubo vs Beck. No Delpo until Thursday :(

Naudio Spanlatine
02-21-2012, 09:34 PM
has this man been through enough:facepalm:

misst89
02-21-2012, 09:54 PM
Good, he has more time to prepare and finetune himself :lol:

cobalt60
02-21-2012, 10:24 PM
My guess is he asked for this to occur.

Juan Ma Del Pony
02-21-2012, 10:29 PM
You could be right, Sue. I just think it's weird that he would potentially want to play 4 days in a row with no break in between, especially considering his draw: Denko, Gasquet, Tsonga, and Fish/Tipsy. That's not an easy string of opponents to defeat back-to-back-to-back.

misst89
02-22-2012, 06:58 AM
Perhaps he'd much prefer playing later with no breaks in between than having to play so soon after Rotterdam which might have wiped him out. Anyway we'll see what happens and hopefully it was the right choice.

LawrenceOfTennis
02-22-2012, 07:08 AM
Just let's hope he will serve well.

Juan Ma Del Pony
02-22-2012, 06:29 PM
Delpo is playing at 6:30PM local time tomorrow, which is 6 hours ahead of East Coast time and 9 hours ahead of West Coast time.

misst89
02-22-2012, 08:14 PM
Now I have to try and work out when he is playing in the UK. :D

Juan Ma Del Pony
02-22-2012, 08:42 PM
Theresa, I think you're only one hour behind France in the U.K. So for you Delpo's match is scheduled to start at 5:30PM, assuming the other matches before it don't all go to 3 sets.

misst89
02-22-2012, 08:51 PM
Thanks Jay. I thought the time you posted was for America so had to check. I'll be home from work before then so that's okay. I'm quite nervous for Delpo.

Juan Ma Del Pony
02-22-2012, 08:52 PM
Thanks Jay. I thought the time you posted was for America so had to check. I'll be home from work before then so that's okay. I'm quite nervous for Delpo.

Me too babe, although I think a loss to Denko could be a blessing in disguise as long as Delpo is not blown out. I'm more nervous about our man playing 4 days in a row than I am about a potential loss to Denko. Don't forget that our man has to play Dubai next week too :o

LawrenceOfTennis
02-22-2012, 08:54 PM
At least he has some time to relax.

misst89
02-22-2012, 08:59 PM
I just want him to play well. If he has his forehand, he can beat anyone but against Fed he didn't have his forehand. I don't know, I'm thinking if he has a tough first match, it will give him confidence to power through. Idk, let's hope! I might be on at the same time to post during the match.

Juan Ma Del Pony
02-22-2012, 08:59 PM
At least he has some time to relax.

True, but I think winning this tournament with the way Denko and Tsonga are playing is a big ask right now, regardless of how much rest he gets. Then again, I never root against my boy, so we'll see what he looks like tomorrow I guess! Hoping for a good stream here in the U.S. at least....

Juan Ma Del Pony
02-22-2012, 09:01 PM
Theresa, I think his serve let him down more than his forehand on Sunday. He was clearly very nervous, and usually the first thing to go when you're nervous is your first serve.

misst89
02-22-2012, 09:09 PM
That's also true, sweetie. I find his nerves are the worst against Roger. Against Rafa and Nole, he usually keeps his cool, poor thing.

Juan Ma Del Pony
02-22-2012, 09:11 PM
That's why I say that he needs to cut out the buddy-buddy, practicing with Roger, showing deference to him b/c he's the GOAT, nonsense. Like what Lendl did with Murray this year, stopping the "futbol" matches with Nole during the AO fortnight...Davin's gotta come up with some mental defenses like that for our boy, or the H2H will only explode further in The Arrogant One's favor.

Eden
02-22-2012, 10:59 PM
:hatoff: to Fed for coming to play today.
And :yeah: to JM for making the final! Good start to his year so far imo.

Lost 1-6 4-6. Better play in the second but just could not convert on Bp's. As I said prior- the Gods were not with him today.:p

Oh and btw- he has made it to last 8 or better every tournament this year to date.

Unfortunately the match thread is closed on GM so that's why I comment on the match in here:

Who knows what would have happened if JM would have broken already in the 1st game? But Roger was really excellent in the first set whilst JM was able to raise his level during the match. I was always afraid he would break Roger in the 2nd set and we would get an open match then ;)

It was a great week for JM and the crowd really loved him. It was the first time I got to see him play live and I hope to be able to see him again one day :)

There's a lot of respect between Roger and JM.

Good luck to your man for this season :)

Carlita, it was so nice to see you again :hug: Hope you enjoyed the final despite the outcome ;)

Sunset of Age
02-22-2012, 11:02 PM
Unfortunately the match thread is closed on GM so that's why I comment on the match in here:

Who knows what would have happened if JM would have broken already in the 1st game? But Roger was really excellent in the first set whilst JM was able to raise his level during the match. I was always afraid he would break Roger in the 2nd set and we would get an open match then ;)

It was a great week for JM and the crowd really loved him. It was the first time I got to see him play live and I hope to be able to see him again one day :)

There's a lot of respect between Roger and JM.

Good luck to your man for this season :)

Carlita, it was so nice to see you again :hug: Hope you enjoyed the final despite the outcome ;)

All I have to say is just this: +1

It was fantastic to witness how much loved Juan Martin was in Rotterdam, and how much he appreciated the crowd's appreciation for him.
Hope he'll come back next year. :yeah:

cobalt60
02-22-2012, 11:30 PM
:banana: 2 of my favorite people posting here :hug: Thanks you 2 for the info. I had forgotten that you both were going.

Sunset of Age
02-22-2012, 11:32 PM
:banana: 2 of my favorite people posting here :hug: Thanks you 2 for the info. I had forgotten that you both were going.

:hug:

Oh man, I only just noticed Doris has uploaded that picture of her signed foot cast as an avvy... :lol:

cobalt60
02-22-2012, 11:53 PM
:hug:

Oh man, I only just noticed Doris has uploaded that picture of her signed foot cast as an avvy... :lol:

WHAT!! On no Doris :hug: And of course when they cut it off they had better make sure they go around the autograph:p

smitty8
02-23-2012, 02:24 AM
Delpo is playing at 6:30PM local time tomorrow, which is 6 hours ahead of East Coast time and 9 hours ahead of West Coast time.

Good to know. I have my *supposedly* last training session tomorrow morning, so I hope I am DONE by the time his match starts. Since I am doing these by myself, we'll see how long it takes me, I'm hoping an hour per patient and there are 4 patients scheduled, IF they show up on time. I want this training to be OVER! I want my life back!

Naudio Spanlatine
02-23-2012, 04:15 AM
Unfortunately the match thread is closed on GM so that's why I comment on the match in here:

Who knows what would have happened if JM would have broken already in the 1st game? But Roger was really excellent in the first set whilst JM was able to raise his level during the match. I was always afraid he would break Roger in the 2nd set and we would get an open match then ;)

It was a great week for JM and the crowd really loved him. It was the first time I got to see him play live and I hope to be able to see him again one day :)

There's a lot of respect between Roger and JM.

Good luck to your man for this season :)

Carlita, it was so nice to see you again :hug: Hope you enjoyed the final despite the outcome ;)

All I have to say is just this: +1

It was fantastic to witness how much loved Juan Martin was in Rotterdam, and how much he appreciated the crowd's appreciation for him.
Hope he'll come back next year. :yeah:

Eden and Karin:hearts: :hug: :hug: :smooch:

misst89
02-23-2012, 03:51 PM
Hey to everyone :wavey: Gasquet is also through so he is the potential next round if delpo gets through.

LawrenceOfTennis
02-25-2012, 10:38 AM
In Federer's half in Dubai. 2-10 coming :facepalm:

misst89
02-25-2012, 11:20 AM
Have to admit, I sweared a lot when I read he was in Fed's half again. :lol: grr.

cobalt60
02-26-2012, 02:52 PM
And we have a winner Ladies and Gentlemen! 6-4 6-4 over Mika Llodra in the Marseille final. Next up Dubai where he is seeded 8th and plays the Dog in the first round.

LawrenceOfTennis
02-26-2012, 03:03 PM
Hopefully skips Dubai and relax a bit.

misst89
02-26-2012, 03:22 PM
I doubt he will skip dubai. Has a okay draw until facing Tsonga and fed. If he does play, I expect a fairly good run but won't be too upset since I know he's worked hard these last two weeks.

smitty8
02-26-2012, 03:49 PM
Quite pleased with this week. Not only did he have to play well, he also had to deal with playing French players in front of a French crowd. Not an easy task.

Naudio Spanlatine
02-26-2012, 04:19 PM
Im just happy that at least he won a title this year. I am so worried about the defending points for IW and Estoril:unsure:

Juan Ma Del Pony
02-26-2012, 04:25 PM
To be honest Dee, he can tank early in IW (3rd/4rd) if he wants to/still feels tired (I don't care since I'm not going this year :devil:) but then he should be able to gain those points back in Miami if he has a favorable draw. He has some points to work with in Miami since he's only defending a 4th round there and I think a few of the top players will be tired if they go far in IW, so it all depends on the relative difficulty of the draws in IW/Miami as to where he can do the best IMO.

Naudio Spanlatine
02-26-2012, 04:27 PM
Jay:lol:

Well i guess i shouldnt have to worry either, i mean he deserves some rest and im sure if he can manage his schedule better in the next weeks and months, he will get his top 5 spot back, like he should:angel:

Naudio Spanlatine
02-26-2012, 05:12 PM
heres delpos side of the draw


[8] Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG)- Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR)
Andrey Golubev(KAZ) - [WC] Marko Djokovic (SRB)
Adrian Mannarino (FRA) – Lukas Rosol (CZE)
Marcos Bagdathis (CYP) - [4] Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)

[6] Mardy Fish (USA) – Andreas Beck (GER)
Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) – Richard Gasquet (FRA)
Nicolas Mahut (FRA) – Feliciano Lopez (ESP)
Michael Llodra (FRA) - [2] Roger Federer (SUI)

very tricky draw i should say:sobbing: :sobbing:

hes facing Jo in the quarters, and Fed in the semis if he gets there:o:o

smitty8
02-26-2012, 05:20 PM
Well, he can also tank after a couple rounds of Dubai, get some nice money and some points, and go to IW early to prepare.

Naudio Spanlatine
02-26-2012, 05:22 PM
Yea i agree, he should go to cali to prepare for the tournament, that would be very nice indeed.

misst89
02-26-2012, 07:51 PM
I hate that he's in Fed's side of the draw. We'll just have to see how he does. I'm interested to see how he fares against Tsonga in their rematch. I too would rather he go out early in dubai, and then prepare for IW/Miami which could also be tough.

Juan Ma Del Pony
02-27-2012, 12:43 AM
Guys, I just read on HinchadaDelpo that he couldn't find a flight to Dubai until Tuesday, the same day that he's supposed to play Dolgopolov:

Nos informan que vía Radio La Red, Delpo dijo que a Dubai llega el mismo martes para jugar, pues hoy no hay vuelo y viaja recién mañana!
Pobre! :(
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Delpo will arrive to Dubai on Tuesday, the same day the he 'would' play, because today there are no flights!

Really hope he pulls out now, it's just getting crazy! Taking a long flight on the same day as he has to play the #14 ranked player in the world, after 9 matches in the past two weeks!! Delpo use your brains dammit! :help:

LawrenceOfTennis
02-27-2012, 06:07 AM
Guys, I just read on HinchadaDelpo that he couldn't find a flight to Dubai until Tuesday, the same day that he's supposed to play Dolgopolov:

Nos informan que vía Radio La Red, Delpo dijo que a Dubai llega el mismo martes para jugar, pues hoy no hay vuelo y viaja recién mañana!
Pobre! :(
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Delpo will arrive to Dubai on Tuesday, the same day the he 'would' play, because today there are no flights!

Really hope he pulls out now, it's just getting crazy! Taking a long flight on the same day as he has to play the #14 ranked player in the world, after 9 matches in the past two weeks!! Delpo use your brains dammit! :help:

Hopefully this means he is not going to play Dubai. He really should relax a bit.

Juan Ma Del Pony
02-27-2012, 04:11 PM
My Little Pony is scheduled to play tomorrow night after Roger Federer's night match, so I think that's around 9PM Dubai time. This would roughly translate to 9AM West Coast time, 12PM East Coast time, 5PM Theresa's time, and 6PM Lori's time :D

misst89
02-27-2012, 05:13 PM
Haha Jay you're so organised ;) Hope Pony makes his flight with enough time to prepare! Should be an intriguing match! Im surprised Pony got the last night match but should work to his favour.

tealeaves
02-27-2012, 09:37 PM
Del Potro just arrived at Dubai airport at 2am in the morning :lol:

misst89
02-27-2012, 09:42 PM
Delpo's last tweet:

Siendo las 2:00 am, acabamos de aterrizar en Dubai. Ahora a descansar un poco y a seguir trabajando fuerte. Saludos y gracias x sus mensajes

Haha he made it safe and sound :)

LawrenceOfTennis
02-27-2012, 09:49 PM
So stupid schedule. Risking another injury.

Naudio Spanlatine
02-27-2012, 10:11 PM
wait what happened?

Juan Ma Del Pony
02-28-2012, 03:26 AM
wait what happened?

Juan did not get a flight out from Marseilles to Dubai until late Monday night/early Tuesday morning, so he basically arrived in Dubai at 2AM local time on Tuesday and now he has to play on Tuesday night at 9PM local time :(

But I figured out why he's doing this, with the help of some other posters on another message board -- if he withdraws now, after the entry deadline has passed, he gets a mandatory 0 on his rankings that stays there for 1 year. Even if he tanks to Dolgopolov tomorrow and gets 0 points, he can "replace" those 0 points with a better showing at another 500 event later in the season like Barcelona, Hamburg, Valencia, etc...

So vamos, Juan! Please put on a believable "tanking" performance tomorrow :devil:

Naudio Spanlatine
02-28-2012, 04:30 AM
I agree please tank so that you can get ready for your dynasty run in IW:devil: :drool: :angel:

Juan Ma Del Pony
02-28-2012, 02:45 PM
I'm watching Federer destroy poor Mika Llodra right now. Really hope Juan tanks today, I don't want to see him go up against this version of Federer, especially not after the tiring two weeks that Juan has already played...

misst89
02-28-2012, 03:55 PM
Delpo was broke in the first game but he broke back and is leading 2-1.

Juan Ma Del Pony
02-28-2012, 04:08 PM
Dolgoerror playing like absolute merde, not allowing Juan Martin del Tanko to lose this match LOL.

Juan Ma Del Pony
02-28-2012, 04:21 PM
Dolgoerror donates the first set 3-6 to Del Tanko...LMAO.

misst89
02-28-2012, 04:24 PM
For someone who just came off 2 tournaments, Delpo is looking very fresh.

tealeaves
02-28-2012, 05:06 PM
choking at 6-3 5*-4 :o

Juan Ma Del Pony
02-28-2012, 05:06 PM
Delpo broken at 5-4 in the second set for the first time in the match while SERVING for the match, and now Dolgo has the lead for the first time at 6-5 in the second. If this thing goes to a third, DelPo should just tank and go to CA early IMO...

Juan Ma Del Pony
02-28-2012, 05:22 PM
Delpo wins it 6-3, 7-6(5) but at what cost? He looks EXHAUSTED and he has to play at 4:30PM local time tomorrow again. Crazy schedule, maybe he should just pull out of the Golubev match...can't see him getting past Tsonga in the QF with this exhaustion anyway.

misst89
02-28-2012, 05:23 PM
Its okay, that tiebreak ended in some drama with a shot by dolgo that did look out to me anyway, so Delpo is through. I knew Alexander would make errors to help Delpo along.

tealeaves
02-28-2012, 05:25 PM
Golubev next. Cannot ask for a better 2r

LawrenceOfTennis
02-28-2012, 05:52 PM
It's totally useless risking another injury. He is visibly tired. Seriously, how come Davin and Juan decided to play Dubai....

Juan Ma Del Pony
02-28-2012, 06:02 PM
It's totally useless risking another injury. He is visibly tired. Seriously, how come Davin and Juan decided to play Dubai....

Lori :hug: I explained earlier in the thread, Juan had to at least show his face in Dubai or else he would end up with a "mandatory 0" on his rankings for the next 12 months. To be honest, if he had lost that second set tiebreak he probably would have tanked the 3rd set, but considering how pathetic Dolgoerror's level was for most of the match, Juan went for it and added 45 points to his ranking.

Don't worry about Juan too much, he always looks like his dog died. He'll pull out of the tourney later if he has to.

misst89
02-28-2012, 06:15 PM
^ :lol: Juan does always look tired. You never know, he could have a good run here and add lots more points to his ranking. Its up to Juan and his team if he needs to withdraw.

cobalt60
02-28-2012, 10:50 PM
Ok a win is a win and points are points :p Besides I understand Dubai treats the players like "Kings" so maybe he is using it like a vacation and playtime :p

cobalt60
02-29-2012, 12:33 AM
Man I just love ESPN3. First match I thought he played fine but the second you could see the fatigue on his face. And Dolgo's slice spins wow. When they worked. Really like watching him as well.

Carlita
02-29-2012, 09:39 AM
Ok a win is a win and points are points :p Besides I understand Dubai treats the players like "Kings" so maybe he is using it like a vacation and playtime :p I wouldnt blame him ;) A lot of players do that in Umag as well :lol:

glad he won and I got to see the last part of the match :)

misst89
02-29-2012, 04:02 PM
How was the match? Looking at the stats it doesn't look promising.

Juan Ma Del Pony
02-29-2012, 04:03 PM
Hey guys, DelPo is playing the winner of Tsonga/Rosol (most likely Tsonga, who looks REALLY good so far) tomorrow night at approx. 9PM local time, so that's 9AM West Coast time, 12PM East Coast time, 5PM British time, and 6PM CET. So basically same time as his first match against Dolgoerror ;)

Vamos DelPo!