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Week 12 : Rimouski (Winner: Vasek Pospisil)

Action Jackson
02-28-2012, 11:36 PM
Week 12 : Rimouski, Canada


Location: Rimouski, Canada
Type: $35K+H
Surface: Indoor Hard
Starting Date: 19 March
2010 Champion: Frits Wolmarans (RSA)
Tournament website: http://www.tennisrimouski.com/

Entry List

Ito, Tatsuma JPN 105
Pospisil, Vasek CAN 112
Van der Merwe, Izak RSA 129
Meffert, Dominik GER 200
Gremelmayr, Denis GER 201
Bohli, Stephane SUI 202
Authom, Maxime BEL 206
Gojowczyk, Peter GER 212
Rodrigues, Mathieu FRA 221
#Chvojka, Erik CAN 235
Lammer, Michael SUI 249
Millot, Vincent FRA 253
Polansky, Peter CAN 266
Seifert, Stefan GER 279
Olivetti, Albano FRA 286
Mesaros, Kristijan CRO 289
Kutrovsky, Dimitar BUL 312
Fabbiano, Thomas ITA 332
Bogdanovic, Alex GBR 342
Folie, Alexandre BEL 344
#Ward, Alexander GBR 345
Wolmarans, Fritz RSA 347

First Round

(1) Tatsuma Ito (JPN) def. Grzegorz Panfil (POL) 6-4 3-6 7-5
Stefan Seifert (GER) def. (q) Devin Britton (USA) 7-6(5) 7-6(7)
Pierre-Hugues Herbert (FRA) def. (WC)Samuel Monette (CAN) 3-6 6-4 6-2
(q) Clement Reix (FRA) def. (5) Denis Gremelmayr (GER) 6-4 6-3

Michael Lammer (SUI) def. (4) Dominik Meffert (GER) 6-3 6-4
Erik Chvojka (CAN) def. (q) Haydn Lewis (BAR) 6-3 6-4
Germain Gigounon (BEL) def. (q)A ustin Krajicek (USA) 6-3 6-3
(6) Maxime Authom (BEL) def. Alex Bogdanovic (GBR) 6-1 6-2

Vincent Millot (FRA) def. (7) Peter Gojowczyk (GER) 6-4 6-4
(WC)Filip Peliwo (CAN) def. Adam El Mihdawy (USA) 4-6 6-0 6-3
Mathieu Rodrigues (FRA) def. (WC)Milan Pokrajac (CAN) 6-4 6-4
Blake Strode (USA) def. (3) Izak Van Der Merwe (RSA) 2-6 7-6(4) 6-4

(8) Stephane Bohli (SUI) def. Alexander Ward (GBR) 6-1 6-4
Fritz Wolmarans (RSA) def. (WC)Philip Bester (CAN) 3-0 RET
(LL)Jaan-Frederik Brunken (GER) def. Thomas Fabbiano (ITA) 7-6(0) 6-0
(2) Vasek Pospisil (CAN) def. Alexandre Folie (BEL) 3-0 RET

Second Round

(1) Tatsuma Ito (JPN) def. Stefan Seifert (GER) 6-3 6-1
(q) Clement Reix (FRA) def. Pierre-Hugues Herbert (FRA) 6-7(5) 7-6(5) 6-2
Erik Chvojka (CAN) def. Michael Lammer (SUI) 7-5 6-4
(6) Maxime Authom (BEL) def. Germain Gigounon (BEL) 3-1 ret.

(WC)Filip Peliwo (CAN) def. Vincent Millot (FRA) 7-6(4) 6-2
Mathieu Rodrigues (FRA) def. Blake Strode (USA) 7-6(3) 6-3
(8) Stephane Bohli (SUI) def. Fritz Wolmarans (RSA) 2-6 6-3 6-4
(2) Vasek Pospisil (CAN) def. (LL)Jaan-Frederik Brunken (GER) 7-6(2) 7-6(5)

Quarter Finals

(1) Tatsuma Ito (JPN) def. (q)Clement Reix (FRA) 7-6(6) 7-5
(6) Maxime Authom (BEL) def. Erik Chvojka (CAN) 6-2 7-6(1)
(WC)Filip Peliwo (CAN) def. Mathieu Rodrigues (FRA) 2-6 6-3 7-6(0)
(2) Vasek Pospisil (CAN) def. (8) Stephane Bohli (SUI) 6-3 2-6 6-4

Semi Finals

(6) Maxime Authom (BEL) def. (1) Tatsuma Ito (JPN) 1-6 6-3 7-6(5)
(2) Vasek Pospisil (CAN) def. (WC)Filip Peliwo (CAN) 6-2 6-3


(2) Vasek Pospisil (CAN) def. (6) Maxime Authom (BEL) 7-6(6) 6-4

Sombrerero loco
02-29-2012, 09:31 AM
GL pospisil, herbert

Super Djoker
02-29-2012, 10:25 AM
Alex Ward playing here ?

03-16-2012, 01:44 AM
Olivetti likely out from what I read.

03-17-2012, 12:28 AM
Pospisil has a good chance to win - if he can start playing well. Good opportunity here for him.

Filo V.
03-17-2012, 12:34 AM
He's the favorite for the title, but that may not mean much. Canadian factor will help.

03-17-2012, 12:39 AM
I dont know. Given vasek's form there are a number of players i could see stopping him

03-17-2012, 12:43 AM
Bohli could do well here, as could Meffert who will enjoy a quicker surface. Lots of chances for the lower ranked guys here to pick up some points. Hope Olivetti plays and is fit.

Sombrerero loco
03-17-2012, 09:47 AM
lol, what a joke challenger, cut off will be around 400th

Li Ching Yuen
03-18-2012, 03:36 PM
Is Olivetti injured?

03-18-2012, 03:44 PM
Panfil what the fuck is he doing there? :eek:

Filo V.
03-19-2012, 06:56 PM
Gojo playing Millot, terrible match-up for him. He's simply unable to beat players who have a decent level of consistency.

Sombrerero loco
03-19-2012, 07:57 PM
pospisil drew folie, vasek will double bagel him...

Filo V.
03-19-2012, 08:24 PM
Millot def. Gojowczyk 6-4 6-4
Rodrigues def. Pokrajac 6-4 6-4

Filo V.
03-19-2012, 08:27 PM
Main draw:

tt boy
03-19-2012, 08:47 PM
Herbert..you suck..1st set lose to monette..http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg133/ertyrwryw/trx-smly121.gif

03-19-2012, 09:52 PM
Monette was spent after 6-3 4-4 :(

tt boy
03-19-2012, 10:05 PM
i got lucky there.thought my parlay was done..herbert def monette 3-6 6-4 6-2http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg133/ertyrwryw/trx-smly15.gif

Sombrerero loco
03-19-2012, 11:13 PM
herbert almost lost to an unranked player :spit:

Filo V.
03-20-2012, 02:01 AM
Peliwo def. El Mihdawy 4-6 6-0 6-3

Sombrerero loco
03-20-2012, 09:53 AM
he said on twitter he got his first atp victory :unsure: guy, this is challenger tour, not atp :spit:

03-20-2012, 10:39 AM
Monette made quarterfinals last week at 15K in Sherbrooke and almost beat Polansky there. He's not your usual unranked player ;) Good effort yesterday against Herbert.

03-20-2012, 01:46 PM
Sombrerero loco
Re: Week 12 : Rimouski (Entry List)
he said on twitter he got his first atp victory guy, this is challenger tour, not atp

Last time I looked the ATP ran the challengers too...decent effort from the kid...please don't knock him.

Sombrerero loco
03-20-2012, 01:50 PM
yeah, but its his first challenger victory, not atp victory :spit:
im not against him, i like him and i support him ;)

Filo V.
03-20-2012, 05:05 PM
Reix def. Gremelmayr 6-4 6-3
Strode def. Van Der Merwe 2-6 7-6(4) 6-4
Bohli def A. Ward 6-1 6-4

Filo V.
03-20-2012, 05:06 PM
Van Der Merwe was up in all three sets. Good win for Blake. Van Der Merwe is seriously overranked.

03-20-2012, 05:22 PM
Lol what a choke by van der Merwe. Last time I checked he was cruising a set up and hadnt faced a break point.

Filo V.
03-20-2012, 06:21 PM
Lammer def. Meffert 6-3 6-4
Gigounon def. Krajicek 6-3 6-3

Filo V.
03-20-2012, 06:23 PM
Van Der Merwe is an extreme choker. I've seen him looking like he's literally shaking and totally petrified in big moments.

03-20-2012, 06:41 PM
Very bad perfomances of the german players. Meffert told me right before the game that he's got big problems with the altitude acclimatization from Guadalajara to Rimouski. Plus the adjustment from pressureless balls to normal ones. He felt like he played an completly different kind of sport. But anyways something like that I have to know when I'm planning my schedule.

Filo V.
03-20-2012, 08:03 PM
Authom def. Bogdanovic 6-1 6-2

Heavy loss for Alex. Very poor service numbers. Authom is dangerous on courts like this where he can ballbash without conditions getting in his way.

Filo V.
03-20-2012, 09:00 PM
Chovjka def. Lewis 6-3 6-4

Filo V.
03-20-2012, 09:36 PM
Pospisil def. Folie 3-0 ret. Comfortable doesn't begin to describe this.

03-21-2012, 10:24 AM
just noticed panfil got to the MD
and drew ito out of all people :facepalm:

Filo V.
03-21-2012, 12:16 PM
Let's all hope for the upset :angel:

Filo V.
03-21-2012, 04:54 PM
Panfil was up a double break in the third set and he lost one of them. He cannot choke this away. A win is necessary.

Filo V.
03-21-2012, 04:54 PM
Reix and Herbert have split tiebreak sets. Only two breaks of serve in the match.

Filo V.
03-21-2012, 05:34 PM
I knew Panfil would choke it away, fuck him.

Filo V.
03-21-2012, 06:03 PM
Ito def. Panfil 6-4 3-6 7-5
Reix def. Herbert 6-7(5) 7-6(5) 6-2

Dead Net Cord
03-21-2012, 06:48 PM
Panfil was up a double break in the third set and he lost one of them. He cannot choke this away. A win is necessary.

What was his lead? 3/0?

Sombrerero loco
03-21-2012, 07:16 PM
pierre :hug:

Filo V.
03-21-2012, 07:31 PM
Yes, Panfil led *3-0, had 4-2 and had 30-15 at *4-3 before being broken.

Filo V.
03-21-2012, 09:32 PM
Seifert def. Britton 7-6(5) 7-6(7)
Wolmarans def. Bester 3-0 ret.
Brunken def. Fabbiano 7-6(0) 6-0

03-21-2012, 09:40 PM
what is oop for today?
they put already the one for tomorrow

Filo V.
03-21-2012, 10:29 PM
Peliwo vs Millot and Strode vs Rodrigues are the final singles matches.

03-21-2012, 10:53 PM
Filip is doing good at the moment

Filo V.
03-22-2012, 02:31 AM
Peliwo def. Millot 7-6(4) 6-2
Rodrigues def. Strode 7-6(3) 6-3

Filo V.
03-22-2012, 07:06 PM
Ito def. Seifert 6-3 6-1

I blame Panfil for this result.

Henry Chinaski
03-22-2012, 07:10 PM
I'm sure Seifert just ran out of gas.

Played a lot of tennis lately. I suspect he took an MTO during the Britton match as well

Filo V.
03-23-2012, 12:30 AM
Authom def. Gigounon 3-1 ret.
Bohli def. Wolmarans 2-6 6-3 6-4
Pospisil def. Brunken 7-6(2) 7-6(5)

Filo V.
03-23-2012, 12:12 PM
Chvojka def. Lammer 7-5 6-4

Filo V.
03-23-2012, 12:13 PM
GL to Reix, Authom, Peliwo and Bohli in the QFs today. I'd like to see either the young Canadian Peliwo or Bohli take the title here. As long as Ito doesn't win it, I'm OK. I don't really want Pospisil to win it either, although I don't dislike him, he'll be in the top 100 if he wins here, which is way overranking his true level.

03-23-2012, 12:33 PM
Filo, you dislike Ito now as well? :sad: I think he should've played Miami qualies, but looks like he's trying to get as much points as possible to have a direct entry at RG and Wimbledon, which I think is logical because playing a Slam main draw will give him a good check.

Filo V.
03-23-2012, 12:55 PM
I don't dislike Ito, but as I've been consistent with, I want guys to prove their top-100 ability before getting in it. Ito making the top 100 from weak challengers I don't like.

03-23-2012, 06:23 PM
Peliwo almost chokes himself against Rodrigues, had *54 40-15, then 0-30 at *56 in the final set
but finally shows some confidence in tb, winning match 26 63 76(0)

Filo V.
03-23-2012, 06:26 PM
Great for the youngster to fight through the blown lead and win so easily in the tiebreak! Shows good confidence in himself, great to see him do well in Canada.

03-23-2012, 06:29 PM

Can he get a special exemption into le Gosier now if he wants it?

03-23-2012, 09:37 PM
Peliwo :clap2::clap2::clap2:

Sombrerero loco
03-23-2012, 10:44 PM
peliwo :bowdown:

Filo V.
03-24-2012, 12:18 AM
Le Gosier is a 100K event so I'm not sure this 30K event will translate into an SE there. Could be wrong, though.

Filo V.
03-24-2012, 12:20 AM
Ito def. Reix 7-6(6) 7-5
Authom def. Chovjka 6-2 7-6(1)
Peliwo def. Rodrigues 2-6 6-3 7-6(0)
Pospisil def. Bohli 6-3 2-6 6-4

Filo V.
03-24-2012, 12:21 AM
I knew this event would RUIN me when Panfil choked the way he did vs Ito on Wednesday. It's going to end up being an Ito vs Pospisil final, the Canadian winning, and then two players being overranked and taking top 100 spots away from my favorites. This tournament has disaster written all over it, but for some reason I'm still hopeful things will change, and Ito and Pospisil lose tomorrow. We'll see what happens tomorrow.

Filo V.
03-24-2012, 12:23 AM
I still like Ito, BTW, let me reiterate, he's one of the few Asian players who will actually play outside of Asia, plus he's got an attractive game to watch. Is he overranked? Of course he is. But he's also 22 and has potential, unlike Go Soeda, who will never amount to anything.

With that said, I'd rather see Ito, and Pospisil too, make the top 100 by beating top 100 players, not backing their way in by winning a weak event, and in Ito's case, events.

03-24-2012, 12:42 AM
Le Gosier is a 100K event so I'm not sure this 30K event will translate into an SE there. Could be wrong, though.

rule book says any challenger can get you a special exempt into a challenger in the same region the following week, if there's not challenger in the same region you can get one anywhere. So as long as Rimouski is a challenger, and Le Gosier is a challenger(which they are) then the money doesn't matter.

However I think it does depend on when Le Gosier qualies are, if they are Sunday I think Filip may have to win tomorrow as well.

I tweeted him asking if he'd realized he might be able to get one. He said no he had no clue but he planned on going back to Vancouver to prepare for his European summer, so I don't think he's gonna take the SE if he can get it

Filo V.
03-24-2012, 07:14 PM
Pospisil def. Peliwo 6-2 6-3
Authom def. Ito 1-6 6-3 7-6(5)

Authom vs Pospisil final. Authom winning is literally the ONLY result that has gone right for me today. And hopefully, he wins the final too. Pospisil will be provisionally top 100 for the first time if he wins tomorrow.

03-24-2012, 07:47 PM
Very disappointing stuff from Tatsuma today :( He broke for *4-2 in the third just to get broken back, and finally doublefaulting to end the match at **5-6 in the tiebreak :o

03-25-2012, 12:06 PM
i hope authom wins
such an underdog for all his career. i remember when he had this run in wolfsburg that even he didn't believe, looks like he plays just for fun. cool approach :D

Filo V.
03-25-2012, 02:31 PM
I like Authom's ballbashing. He plays an attractive style of tennis since he's so offensive and it's good to see proactive players being rewarded.

On Court
03-25-2012, 04:23 PM
When final will start

03-25-2012, 04:34 PM
When final will start

Suppose to start at 1 Local time which is in 25 minutes.

On Court
03-25-2012, 04:36 PM

03-25-2012, 05:06 PM
Live stream: http://webcasts.pqm.net/client/tennisderimouski/event/345/fr/play/


03-25-2012, 05:41 PM
Live stream: http://webcasts.pqm.net/client/tennisderimouski/event/345/fr/play/


:facepalm: this stream is so much better than the miami stream :help:

03-25-2012, 05:46 PM
:facepalm: this stream is so much better than the miami stream :help:

NID, really

03-25-2012, 05:51 PM
Very good quality! Too bad it's in French. I can only make out certain words :lol:

Good luck Vasek!

03-25-2012, 06:01 PM
Authom :facepalm: :facepalm: :lol:

Filo V.
03-25-2012, 06:01 PM
Pospisil 7-6(6)

Sort of disappointing, really. Authom is the one dictating 80% of points.

Filo V.
03-25-2012, 06:06 PM
Pospisil doesn't really impress me. He lacks weapons from the baseline. He is solid, though, doesn't seem to have a major weakness, either.

03-25-2012, 06:24 PM
Authom really has some good shotmaking ability.

03-25-2012, 07:01 PM
:facepalm: this stream is so much better than the miami stream :help:

Nice to see Valérie Tétreault commenting

Filo V.
03-25-2012, 10:19 PM
Pospisil def. Authom 7-6(6) 6-4

Authom does have good shotmaking ability, but is too inconsistent and his serve isn't the greatest. Error, winner, error, error, winner, not a recipe for consistent success. Good week for him, anyway.

Pospisil is top 100 for the first time, at least provisionally. Congrats to him. He didn't do more than he had to do to win. I think he's OVERRANKED for someone who doesn't really have a history of success in either ATP or challenger tournaments, but good for him on taking advantage of the draw here, the motivation of playing in Canada surely did wonders for him this week.