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Chennai QFR: De Bakker def. Van der Merwe 62 64

Sombrerero loco
01-02-2012, 10:45 AM
yeah!!thiemo is back :hearts: solid qualyfying here, 3 nice matches for thiemo!

scoobs
01-02-2012, 10:48 AM
Good news - let's have a good 2012 Thiemo :yeah:

Art
01-02-2012, 10:51 AM
Yeah, Thiemo seems to be back!

GSMnadal
01-02-2012, 04:17 PM
Exactly, let's leave that horror show of a 2011 behind us, and start fresh! :yeah:

Hope he can make it back to the top 30-40 range, where he belongs

sheva07
01-02-2012, 04:36 PM
He don't have to defend much points. So if he has a good year top 50 isn't unrealistic.

Sunset of Age
01-02-2012, 04:40 PM
Well Start Thiemo! :yeah:

The only Dutchie who did well today.

sheva07
01-02-2012, 05:34 PM
He will play against Lu and then probably Rochus. I see chances here.

Sunset of Age
01-02-2012, 05:35 PM
He will play against Lu and then probably Rochus. I see chances here.

Lu should be possible. Rochus... not so sure about that.

Frederick16
01-02-2012, 05:46 PM
Did he stopped drinking, eating unhealthy and gambling? :eek:

fran70
01-02-2012, 06:42 PM
Good start of the year for Thiemo. He is not back yet. Still needs a lot to prove and the first step will be to see him back in the top 70/80

Lucilla
01-02-2012, 06:46 PM
Good win Thiemo! :yeah:

tampie
01-02-2012, 06:53 PM
Hopefully Thiemo has his act together for 2012, nice for us Dutchies who follow the ATP tour! I don't see Huta Galung and Sijsling making the step to higher grounds, Schoorel could step up I think, hopefully this year he'll have a breakthrough!

Garson007
01-03-2012, 04:13 PM
He don't have to defend much points. So if he has a good year top 50 isn't unrealistic.
... That makes zero sense. The less points you have to defend, the LOWER your rank will be.

Mountaindewslave
01-03-2012, 05:10 PM
... That makes zero sense. The less points you have to defend, the LOWER your rank will be.

it does make sense because HE HAS NOTHING TO DEFEND, meaning he can only go up in the rankings and get more success than what was the embrassment of his 2011 season.

the significance in defending points is usually negative because it means if you have a lot of points to defend that pressure might go to a player and there ranking will drop....

De Bakker has no pressure as he has hardly anything to defend and so, assuming he gets some form!, his ranking should improve, i.e., in affect why it's good he doesn't have many points

Frederick16
01-03-2012, 05:12 PM
i think De Bakker has a hard time against players who train hard and are living for the sport.. So against players with good talent who are working hard, he will be totally demolished..