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Week 9: Singapore (Winner : Yen-Hsun Lu)

Action Jackson
02-07-2012, 11:25 PM
Week 9, Singapore, Singapore

http://www.futuregov.asia/media/photologue/photos/cache/Singapore_city_gallery_display.jpeg

Location: Singapore, Singapore
Type: $50K
Surface: Outdoor Hard
Balls:
Site:
Starting Date: 27 February
2011 Champion: Dmitry Tursunov (Russia)
Tournament website:

Entry List

Lu, Yen-Hsun TPE 62
Soeda, Go JPN 90
Udomchoke, Danai THA 162
Sugita, Yuichi JPN 172
Yang, Tsung-Hua TPE 177
Weintraub, Amir ISR 207
Heliovaara, Harri FIN 212
Mitchell, Benjamin AUS 222
Wang, Jimmy TPE 229
Capkovic, Kamil SVK 231
Molchanov, Denys UKR 253
Rieschick, Sebastian GER 256
@Millman, John AUS 257
Chen, Ti TPE 273
#Chvojka, Erik CAN 274
#Zhang, Ze CHN 278
Lim, Yong-Kyu KOR 288
#Lemke, James AUS 296
Bhambri, Yuki IND 306
#Rochette, Laurent FRA 308
#Moriya, Hiroki JPN 309
Niland, Conor IRL 311
#Westerhof, Boy NED 312
#Nieminen, Timo FIN 314


First Round

(1) Yen Hsun Lu (TPE) def. Michael Look (AUS) 6-3 6-3
(WC)Liang Chi Huang (TPE) def. Denys Molchanov (UKR) 6-3 5-7 6-2
Yuki Bhambri (IND) def. (q) Divij Sharan (IND) 6-2 6-2
(WC)Christopher Rungkat (INA) def. (7) Harri Heliovaara (FIN) 7-5 0-0 RET

(3) Yuichi Sugita (JPN) def. Yong Kyu Lim (KOR) 6-3 6-1
Sebastian Rieschick (GER) def. (WC)Peerakiat Siriluethaiwattana (THA) 6-3 6-3
Jimmy Wang (TPE) def. Ti Chen (TPE) 6-0 6-3
Ze Zhang (CHN) def. (5) Tsung Hua Yang (TPE) 7-5 7-5

(8) Amir Weintraub (ISR) def. Vishnu Vardhan (IND) 6-4 6-2
(q) Jose (Rubin) Statham (NZL) def. Riccardo Ghedin (ITA) 7-6(5) 6-3
(q) Hiroyasu Ehara (JPN) def. Hiroki Moriya (JPN) 6-3 6-3
(4) Danai Udomchoke (THA) def. John Millman (AUS) 3-6 7-6(5) 6-2

Kamil Capkovic (SVK) def. (6) Benjamin Mitchell (AUS) 6-4 6-4
Erik Chvojka (CAN) def. Timo Nieminen (FIN) 6-1 7-5
(q) Henri Laskonen (SUI) def. Laurent Rochette (FRA) 6-3 6-3
(2) Go Soeda (JPN) def. Conor Niland (IRL) 6-2 6-1


Second Round

(1) Yen Hsun Lu (TPE) def. (WC)Liang Chi Huang (TPE) 6-0 6-1
Yuki Bhambri (IND) def. (WC)Christopher Rungkat (INA) 4-6 6-3 7-6(6)
Sebastian Rieschick (GER) def. (3) Yuichi Sugita (JPN) 6-4 6-4
Jimmy Wang (TPE) def. Ze Zhang (CHN) 7-6(4) 6-3

(8) Amir Weintraub (ISR) def. (q) Jose (Rubin) Statham (NZL) 6-3 6-2
(4) Danai Udomchoke (THA) def. (q) Hiroyasu Ehara (JPN) 6-1 6-0
Kamil Capkovic (SVK) def. Erik Chvojka (CAN) 7-5 6-0
(2) Go Soeda (JPN) def. (q) Henri Laskonen (SUI) 6-3 6-2


Quarter Finals

(1) Yen Hsun Lu (TPE) def. Yuki Bhambri (IND) 7-6(4) 6-4
Jimmy Wang (TPE) def. Sebastian Rieschick (GER) 6-3 6-4
(4) Danai Udomchoke (THA) def. (8) Amir Weintraub (ISR) 3-6 6-4 6-3
(2) Go Soeda (JPN) def. Kamil Capkovic (SVK) 7-5 6-2

Semi Finals

(1) Yen Hsun Lu (TPE) vs. Jimmy Wang (TPE) 6-3 6-1
(2) Go Soeda (JPN) def. (4) Danai Udomchoke (THA) 6-2 6-7(2) 6-2

Final

(1) Yen Hsun Lu (TPE) def. (2) Go Soeda (JPN) 6-3 6-4

Chris.
02-08-2012, 01:38 AM
Good luck to mitchell,lemke, millman and look.

guyha4
02-08-2012, 04:56 AM
weintraub will be seeded for the first time this year.. hope he will reach at least the quarters

JeffreyGOLU
02-09-2012, 01:44 AM
OMG!! what is Lu doing here

ozfan44
02-09-2012, 08:16 AM
Good luck to mitchell,lemke, millman and look.

Ill second that....where are the rest of the aussies? Matosevic, Duckworth, Jones, Klein etc etc

hyperren
02-10-2012, 03:51 AM
This feels like a weaker field compared to last year...

Chris.
02-10-2012, 03:57 AM
Ill second that....where are the rest of the aussies? Matosevic, Duckworth, Jones, Klein etc etc

Not sure. I think duckworth might head to Europe to pay on clay? Maybe MM and jones will pla qualifying in the states?

orangehat
02-10-2012, 04:21 AM
Terrible field this year but with some interesting names ... Should still be fun :)

Super Djoker
02-10-2012, 01:51 PM
Good luck to Mitchell

Mahqz
02-10-2012, 06:56 PM
Lu takes every weak CH he can get this year?

Sombrerero loco
02-11-2012, 08:23 AM
GL heliovaara, mitchell and millman =)

hyperren
02-14-2012, 03:58 AM
Website: http://www.singaporeatpchallenger.com/
Venue: Singapore Island Country Club

Chilenaitor
02-16-2012, 03:36 PM
GL aussies!!

Kante
02-24-2012, 11:50 AM
Westerhof, Gasparyan out, Look in.

Yves.
02-24-2012, 01:39 PM
Big gap between numbers 2, 3 and 4. I don't get Soeda, playing in Marseille and then Singapore the week after

SKozak
02-24-2012, 05:26 PM
QD http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2012/6232/qs.pdf
:)

hyperren
02-25-2012, 04:01 AM
Man, whoever runs social media for this event sucks. I've tweeted and Facebook posted them several times and have not gotten a single response. They don't even post results as they happen (granted, qualies, but still).

Also, their website still says "Live Scoring coming on 25 February." That's today (SG time). Bah.

ETA: That bit is especially annoying coz the live scores ARE up if you check them via the ATP site.

I'll most likely watch the first four days.

Yves.
02-25-2012, 09:38 AM
I'll most likely watch the first four days.

Are you travelling all the way from the Philippines to go to this tournament? :eek:

hyperren
02-25-2012, 02:49 PM
Oh no, I'm currently based here in Singapore. ;)

R1 Niland vs. Soeda could be interesting...

Sombrerero loco
02-25-2012, 06:33 PM
bring pics of millman please :)

Sombrerero loco
02-25-2012, 07:14 PM
QUALY- RESULTS

Q-First Round
(1)Riccardo Ghedin (ITA) bye
Divij Sharan (IND) d. Sanchai Ratiwatana (THA) 6-2 6-3
Yuichi Ito (JPN) d. (WC)Mitchell Fan (SIN) 6-1 6-0
(8)Matthew Barton (AUS) d. Suk-Young Jeong (KOR) 7-6(3) 6-4
(2)Vijayant Malik (IND) bye
Ariez Elyaas Deen Heshaam (MAS) d. (WC)Isaac Yong Jie Ong (SIN) 7-5 6-2
Daniel King-Turner (NZL) d. Weerapat Doakmaiklee (THA) 5-0 ret.
(7)Henri Laaksonen (SUI) d. (WC)Eduardo Torres (CAN) 6-3 6-1
(3)Karan Rastogi (IND) bye
(WC)Austin Karosi (USA) d. (WC)Mohd. Aiman Abdullah (BRU) 6-4 6-2
(WC)Kong Pop Lertchai (THA) d. (WC)Andy Lau (HKG) 6-1 6-2
(5)Jose (Rubin) Statham (NZL) bye
(4)Kittipong Wachiramanowong (THA) bye
Adam Feeney (AUS) d. Wishaya Trongcharoenchaikul (THA) 6-2 6-2
(WC)Adelo Abadia (PHI) d. (WC)Francis Del Rosario (CAN) 6-3 6-3
(6)Hiroyasu Ehara (JPN) d. Roy Hobbs (SIN) 6-0 6-4

Q-Second Round
ivij Sharan (IND) d. (1)Riccardo Ghedin (ITA) w/o
Yuichi Ito (JPN) vs (8)Matthew Barton (AUS)
(2)Vijayant Malik (IND) vs Ariez Elyaas Deen Heshaam (MAS)
Daniel King-Turner (NZL) vs (7)Henri Laaksonen (SUI)
(3)Karan Rastogi (IND) vs (WC)Austin Karosi (USA)
(WC)Kong Pop Lertchai (THA) vs (5)Jose (Rubin) Statham (NZL)
(4)Kittipong Wachiramanowong (THA) vs Adam Feeney (AUS)
(WC)Adelo Abadia (PHI) vs (6)Hiroyasu Ehara (JPN)

guyha4
02-25-2012, 08:01 PM
main draw: http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2012/6232/mds.pdf
good draw for Weintraub and Lu

Sombrerero loco
02-25-2012, 09:00 PM
GL millman please beat udomchoke

hyperren
02-27-2012, 12:53 PM
Too tired to do a full report... all the lower-ranked players (Sharan, Laaksonen, Statham, and Ehara) won their final qualifying round matches. Strange.

Rieschick won in straight sets.

Heliovaara was serving for the first set, then lost it 5-7, then retired. No idea why, didn't get to see it.

My first two autographs/photos of the week...

Benjamin Mitchell
http://www.sonotlost.com/benjaminmitchell.jpg

Amir Weintraub
http://www.sonotlost.com/amirweintraub.jpg

*Jean*
02-27-2012, 01:52 PM
I suddenly appreciate Benjamin Mitchell.

Holmzy
02-27-2012, 07:12 PM
hyperren could you take videos and pics of Conor Niland's match by any chance? Much appreciated if you can thanks

hyperren
02-27-2012, 09:36 PM
Alas I won't be able to make it today. Busy. :(

Sombrerero loco
02-27-2012, 09:53 PM
hey millman is there behind weintraub :bowdown:

Ad Wim
02-28-2012, 01:05 PM
Lol, Millman was 5-1 up in the 2nd set TB, sb jumped to 6-1, but after it jumped to 5-2. Udomchoke won 5 straight points after that to take the set.

Sombrerero loco
02-28-2012, 01:16 PM
millman is so out...maybe he got injured? john :hug: so so close to the victory in the second...

Carofin
02-28-2012, 01:52 PM
Amir Weintraub
http://www.sonotlost.com/amirweintraub.jpg

I see Zhang's coach and physio in this photo :p

Sombrerero loco
02-28-2012, 09:59 PM
yeah, and millman XD

hyperren
02-28-2012, 11:35 PM
Most of the players I'm actually interested in lost on the day I couldn't watch. :( FEH.

Sombrerero loco
02-29-2012, 09:14 AM
same here =( at least there is laaksonen

SKozak
02-29-2012, 10:30 AM
Strange! Heliovaara had retired in singles, but won in doubles today. However, I'm glad he is OK so soon :)

Sombrerero loco
02-29-2012, 11:49 AM
yeah, it was commented on his thread what happened to him ;)

SKozak
02-29-2012, 04:05 PM
yeah, it was commented on his thread what happened to him ;)

Did you mean this http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=188008 ?
Thanks. Good luck to Harry ... and Denis :)

hyperren
02-29-2012, 11:16 PM
Random thoughts from yesterday:

Before the Rieschick-Sugita match, I overheard this kid basically acting surprised that Rieschick was a pro tennis player and didn't expect much from him because of his size. Then Rieschick proceeds to win in straight sets. :p Sugita has a good serve, but Rieschick was like a wall, returning very well. Rieschick's serve wasn't all that great (save for a few powerful ones here and there), and his second serve was pretty meh, but Sugita never really attacked it. In fact, maybe if Sugita tried being a more aggressive/attacking player (like he was in some games), then he might have had a chance.

Oh, and Rieschick is like a big teddy bear. Hehe. He seems really nice off the court, as I saw him joking around a bit with some of the other players after the match. He was also really nice when I asked for an autograph and photo. Very intense out on the court, though. Lots of yelling.

Bhambri vs. Rungkat looked like an intense match. I could see that the first set was quite intense, some really nice ground strokes from both players. Then the match started running longer and longer (two matches on centre court finished, and they still weren't done yet) and both players started getting tired and hurting. It became more of an endurance match by the third set, and both called for an MTO. It goes into tiebreak, and both had a lot of heart, but in the end, Rungkat made more errors than Bhambri. I imagine Lu is gonna sweep him aside tomorrow.

Didn't get to see Lu vs. Huang but I hear loud cheering when Huang finally got on the board.

That top half of the draw is ripe for Lu's taking... very weak now, I think.

I got to get autographs and take photos with Rieschick, Capkovic (who's very, very tall, but was in a good mood after he and Weintraub won their doubles match), and Laaksonen (who was there for some training; I must have caught him after training as he was very quiet). I saw a bunch of other players as well but didn't get the chance to approach them. :sad:

More second round matches today.

hyperren
02-29-2012, 11:41 PM
Henri Laaksonen
http://www.sonotlost.com/henrilaaksonen.jpg

Sebastian Rieschick
http://www.sonotlost.com/sebastianrieschick.jpg

Kamil Capkovic
http://www.sonotlost.com/kamilcapkovic.jpg

156mphserve
03-01-2012, 06:14 AM
a summary or Chvojka's match and/or a picture would be awesome if that match is in your plans for today:)

don't feel like you have to go out of your way to get it though:p

hyperren
03-01-2012, 06:16 AM
Hahaha, I was hoping to get one last night (a photo) after his doubles match, but alas, that was not meant to be. :-(

Sombrerero loco
03-01-2012, 10:05 AM
thanks again for the pics!

Nathaliia
03-01-2012, 12:40 PM
weintraub is handsome

*Jean*
03-01-2012, 01:35 PM
weintraub is handsome

:spit:

Capkovic d Chvojka 75 60
Soeda d Laaksonen 63 62
Udomchoke d Ehara 61 60
Weintraub d Statham 63 62

hyperren
03-01-2012, 01:46 PM
Random thoughts from today...

Despite the scoreline, Soeda v Laaksonen was a pretty good, close match. Soeda just happened to get his shots in when it mattered most. Both players were switching it up, moving around the court (and moving the other person around the court). Laaksonen was having a bit of trouble with his backhand, though, so that really hurt him. Still, a lot of heart from Laaksonen. Also random: Laaksonen's shorts ride up his legs as the match progresses. Kinda... fascinating. (No, he doesn't seem bothered enough to pull them down.)

Capkovic v Chvojka was also pretty close, though that's more obvious from the scoreline in the first set than the second. Even with the bagel, the second set was pretty close. Lots of games went into deuce multiple times. It wasn't really a great match to watch, though. Basically a baseline dogfight. Not that that's a bad thing, but neither player seemed to have GREAT groundstrokes anyway, so it wasn't all that fun to watch. Chvojka tried switching it up in the second set, and hit some pretty amazing shots, but consistency just wasn't there. Capkovic was just more solid at the clutch.

Weintraub v Statham was interesting. It was actually pretty close for about a set and a half. Weintraub was great at the baseline, and Statham made him pay for it with some well-timed drop shots. I think Statham got about 3 or 4 points off Weintraub (at least) with his drop shots. Statham's actually pretty good when he approaches the net and makes Weintraub run to the net then back. At some point, though, Weintraub was more solid with his baseline shots, and Statham ran out of steam sometime in the middle of the second set. Shame, but that was a pretty good match to watch.

Udomchoke v Ehara was a blowout. Wasn't interested in watching when I saw the first set scoreline.

Lu really should grab the finals spot on the top half of his draw. The bottom half is a bit more interesting. I don't see Capkovic beating Soeda, but the winner of Weintraub-Udomchoke could make the finals.

Alas, will be missing the quarters and semis. :(

hyperren
03-01-2012, 01:51 PM
a summary or Chvojka's match and/or a picture would be awesome if that match is in your plans for today:)

don't feel like you have to go out of your way to get it though:p

Lucky for you I caught him just minutes before he went for his match. ;)

Erik Chvojka
http://www.sonotlost.com/erikchvojka.jpg

Harri Heliovaara and Denys Molchanov
http://www.sonotlost.com/heliovaaramolchanov.jpg

Unfortunately, I didn't get their autograph coz they were on their way to their match... and I was trying to catch Fruttero and Klaasen. I got Fruttero's autograph but not a photo. Oh well.

Oh, and I couldn't understand what they were saying coz it was in Finnish, but I'm guessing Heliovaara was telling his coach about how all the girls were trying to get Fruttero's autograph/picture... as usual. (Sort of poking fun at him, I think.) Hehe.

Yves.
03-01-2012, 02:00 PM
Random thoughts from today...

Despite the scoreline, Soeda v Laaksonen was a pretty good, close match. Soeda just happened to get his shots in when it mattered most. Both players were switching it up, moving around the court (and moving the other person around the court). Laaksonen was having a bit of trouble with his backhand, though, so that really hurt him. Still, a lot of heart from Laaksonen. Also random: Laaksonen's shorts ride up his legs as the match progresses. Kinda... fascinating. (No, he doesn't seem bothered enough to pull them down.)

Capkovic v Chvojka was also pretty close, though that's more obvious from the scoreline in the first set than the second. Even with the bagel, the second set was pretty close. Lots of games went into deuce multiple times. It wasn't really a great match to watch, though. Basically a baseline dogfight. Not that that's a bad thing, but neither player seemed to have GREAT groundstrokes anyway, so it wasn't all that fun to watch. Chvojka tried switching it up in the second set, and hit some pretty amazing shots, but consistency just wasn't there. Capkovic was just more solid at the clutch.

Weintraub v Statham was interesting. It was actually pretty close for about a set and a half. Weintraub was great at the baseline, and Statham made him pay for it with some well-timed drop shots. I think Statham got about 3 or 4 points off Weintraub (at least) with his drop shots. Statham's actually pretty good when he approaches the net and makes Weintraub run to the net then back. At some point, though, Weintraub was more solid with his baseline shots, and Statham ran out of steam sometime in the middle of the second set. Shame, but that was a pretty good match to watch.

Udomchoke v Ehara was a blowout. Wasn't interested in watching when I saw the first set scoreline.

Lu really should grab the finals spot on the top half of his draw. The bottom half is a bit more interesting. I don't see Capkovic beating Soeda, but the winner of Weintraub-Udomchoke could make the finals.

Alas, will be missing the quarters and semis. :(

Thanks for your thoughts, as gay they sometimes are...

Who do you think will win between Weintraub, or Udomchoke?

hyperren
03-01-2012, 02:04 PM
Gay?

I actually haven't seen Udomchoke play... I missed all the R1 matches and I skipped Udomchoke's blowout of Ehara to watch Weintraub. Gut instinct says Udomchoke.

Yves.
03-01-2012, 02:27 PM
Gay?

I actually haven't seen Udomchoke play... I missed all the R1 matches and I skipped Udomchoke's blowout of Ehara to watch Weintraub. Gut instinct says Udomchoke.

Thanks alot! Gay because of the remark about Laaksonen, about his 'fascinating' shorts.

Sombrerero loco
03-01-2012, 02:39 PM
thanks for the pic and report aout heliovaara :) as a great fan, i appreciate it. good rep for you

Sombrerero loco
03-01-2012, 02:41 PM
weintraub is handsome

i dont agree but 2 years ago in a spanish future all the girls were cheering for him, so groupie-mode :D

Sombrerero loco
03-01-2012, 02:42 PM
Thanks for your thoughts, as gay they sometimes are...

Who do you think will win between Weintraub, or Udomchoke?

wtf? :facepalm:

Ad Wim
03-01-2012, 02:42 PM
It's an outdoor tournament, right? Why do I see a photo from an indoor court then?

hyperren
03-01-2012, 03:12 PM
They have covered courts in case it rains. The first couple of matches both yesterday and today were played on the covered courts.

156mphserve
03-01-2012, 03:51 PM
Lucky for you I caught him just minutes before he went for his match. ;)

Erik Chvojka
http://www.sonotlost.com/erikchvojka.jpg

Thanks:worship:

domon17th
03-01-2012, 04:13 PM
Thanks alot! Gay because of the remark about Laaksonen, about his 'fascinating' shorts.

He's right though, the shorts thing was definitely fascinating in a weird way. Laaksonen was REALLY sweaty, weather here isn't helping either.

Yves.
03-01-2012, 05:25 PM
He's right though, the shorts thing was definitely fascinating in a weird way. Laaksonen was REALLY sweaty, weather here isn't helping either.

OK, in that case, my apologies.

Sombrerero loco
03-01-2012, 07:07 PM
:haha: wtf happened with the shorts? :help:

Filo V.
03-01-2012, 07:56 PM
Hopefully Capkovic takes out the trash and Rendy takes the title. I think Capkovic's aggressive game will cause Soeda issues, but we'll see.

Nathaliia
03-01-2012, 09:24 PM
they're tied in h2h so it should cause trouble but this year we see a different soeda on tour (except in europe ofc...)

*Jean*
03-02-2012, 07:48 AM
Soeda 43 Capkovic
Wang 63 Rieschick

*Jean*
03-02-2012, 09:05 AM
Soeda d Kapkovic 75 62
Wang d Rieschick 63 64
Lu 21 Bhambri

Filo V.
03-02-2012, 07:53 PM
Good SF lineup. Lu vs Wang and Soeda vs Udomchoke

I hope tennis Jesus saves the event and allows Danai to delete the trash in the SF. It's bad enough Soeda is top 80, but winning this event would be utter disaster. After failing to win the two layup challengers in Australia, Rendy needs to win the title here and make up for that.

willoughby
03-03-2012, 10:56 AM
Lu 63 61 Wang
Soeda 62 67 62 Udomchoke

Expected final. I see Filo is still hatin' hard on Soeda (btw, welcome back Filo), sad to see :sad: I honestly think he's improved his level quite a lot this year. Would be great for tennis to have another Japanese player in the top 75

Filo V.
03-03-2012, 12:51 PM
I will never EVER like Soeda. My dislike for him has simply been too strong for too long. But I will be honest, his game has definitely improved. He's hitting a sharper ball.

Still, if Frederico Gil had closed him out in Chennai when he was up a break and had a chance for a double break in their R1 match there, none of this would be going on...............Soeda wouldn't be winning like this. Also he STILL has only been winning in Asia. Until he wins outside of Asia and shows he can beat top 100 players on any consistent basis, it's hard to have a lot of respect for him.

Thanks for the welcome Willoughby, you're one of the posters I respect the most around here :wavey:

Filo V.
03-03-2012, 12:54 PM
GL Rendy in the final!

Filo V.
03-03-2012, 12:56 PM
I would like to see Ito in the top 75, I like him. I think he's got the game to maintain a top 100 ranking from ATP events instead of just through challengers and Asian events.

SKozak
03-04-2012, 12:49 PM
Lu def Soeda 6-3 6-4

Filo V.
03-04-2012, 01:24 PM
Well, I can't say that everything has been saved since Soeda made the final, but at least Rendy took the title. Broke Soeda 5 times in 9 service games. This should give him confidence for IW and Miami, hopefully he can win some matches in the States.

Nathaliia
03-04-2012, 02:09 PM
i have similarly big feelings for soeda, lol
but yeah, he seems good this season

anyway nice by rendy