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Week 15: Mersin (Winner: Joao Sousa)

Action Jackson
03-21-2012, 03:23 AM
Week 15 : Mersin, Turkey


Location: Mersin, Turkey
Type: €42,5K
Surface: Outdoor Clay
Starting Date: 9 April
2011 Champion: New Event
Tournament website:

Entry List

Klizan, Martin SVK 106
Ilhan, Marsel TUR 115
Schoorel, Thomas NED 123
Sijsling, Igor NED 125
Brands, Daniel GER 131
Munoz-De La Nava, Daniel ESP 140
Hajek, Jan CZE 141
Teixeira, Maxime FRA 157
De Schepper, Kenny FRA 160
Gensse, Augustin FRA 161
Carreno-Busta, Pablo ESP 164
Vagnozzi, Simone ITA 175
Sousa, Joao POR 177
Marti, Javier ESP 179
Lajovic, Dusan SRB 192
Huta Galung, Jesse NED 200
Lojda, Dusan CZE 205
Torebko, Peter GER 209
Gojowczyk, Peter GER 212
Cervenak, Pavol SVK 214
Olaso, Guillermo ESP 219
Naso, Gianluca ITA 226

First Round

Dusan Lajovic (SRB) def. (1) Martin Klizan (SVK) 6-1 6-2
Pavol Cervenak (SVK) def. Denys Molchanov (UKR) 6-3 6-2
Victor Crivoi (ROU) def. (LL)Lubomir Majsajdr (CZE) 6-0 6-2
(8) Javier Marti (ESP) def. Guillermo Olaso (ESP) 4-6 6-1 6-4

(3) Igor Sijsling (NED) def. Dusan Lojda (CZE) 6-3 6-4
Maxime Teixeira (FRA) def. Jan-Lennard Struff (GER) 6-4 6-4
Radu Albot (MDA) def. Marius Copil (ROU) 6-3 7-6(5)
(5) Thomas Schoorel (NED) def. (WC)Can Altiner (TUR) 6-2 6-1

(7) Joao Sousa (POR) def. (q)Michal Schmid (CZE) 4-6 6-3 6-1
Jesse Huta Galung (NED) def. Gianluca Naso (ITA) 6-7(5) 6-4 6-0
Peter Gojowczyk (GER) def. (q)Gabriel Moraru (ROU) 6-2 6-3
(4) Daniel Brands (GER) def. (WC)Haluk Akkoyun (TUR) 6-0 6-2

(6) Jan Hajek (CZE) def. (q)Jerome Inzerillo (FRA) 5-7 7-6(0) 6-1
Gerard Granollers-Pujol (ESP) def. (WC)Barkin Yalcinkale (TUR) 6-0 6-2
Simone Vagnozzi (ITA) def. (WC)Ergun Zorlu (TUR) 6-4 6-2
(2) Marsel Ilhan (TUR) def. (q)Ivan Nedelko (RUS) 4-6 6-4 7-6(9)

Second Round

Dusan Lajovic (SRB) def. Pavol Cervenak (SVK) 6-0 6-2
(8) Javier Marti (ESP) def. Victor Crivoi (ROU) 4-6 7-6(5) 7-6(5)
(3) Igor Sijsling (NED) def. Maxime Teixeira (FRA) 6-2 2-6 6-4
(5) Thomas Schoorel (NED) def. Radu Albot (MDA) 6-3 7-5

(7) Joao Sousa (POR) def. Jesse Huta Galung (NED) 6-7(8) 6-2 7-5
(4) Daniel Brands (GER) def. Peter Gojowczyk (GER) 7-5 6-2
(6 )Jan Hajek (CZE) def. Gerard Granollers-Pujol (ESP) 7-6(1) 7-6(5)
Simone Vagnozzi (ITA) def. (2) Marsel Ilhan (TUR) 6-3 6-3

Quarter Finals

(8) Javier Marti (ESP) def. Dusan Lajovic (SRB) 6-4 6-3
(5) Thomas Schoorel (NED) def. (3) Igor Sijsling (NED) 6-2 7-6(2)
(7) Joao Sousa (POR) def. (4) Daniel Brands (GER) 6-4 6-7(3) 6-4
(6) Jan Hajek (CZE) def. Simone Vagnozzi (ITA) 6-3 6-4

Semi Finals

(8) Javier Marti (ESP) def. (5) Thomas Schoorel (NED) 7-5 6-0
(7) Joao Sousa (POR) def. (6)Jan Hajek (CZE) 6-4 7-6(5)


(7) Joao Sousa (POR) def. (8) Javier Marti (ESP) 6-4 0-6 6-4

Sombrerero loco
03-21-2012, 11:54 AM
GL teixeira, marti

04-04-2012, 07:02 PM
GL lajovic

04-06-2012, 08:41 PM
hilarious quallie draw :haha:
just 1 round to advance... top 4 seeds should advance no problem

04-06-2012, 10:04 PM
Carreno-Busta, De Schepper, Munoz-De La Nava, Torebko and Navarro out, Albot, Molchanov, Granollers-Pujol, Copil in.

04-06-2012, 11:17 PM
the worst qualification entry ever! Only 5 players, plus 3 Wild-Cards

04-07-2012, 01:02 PM
the worst qualification entry ever! Only 5 players, plus 3 Wild-Cards

All players received a bye in the first round. What's the use of such a "round"? :confused:

Filo V.
04-07-2012, 02:15 PM
OMG, I think Jan is back! Good. If he wins this event I'm gonna feel a bit of resentment, though, knowing he could have easily gotten into the French Open MD direct :lol:

If he plays here, hopefully he wins it, or Schoorel.

04-07-2012, 02:53 PM
First three seeds win their quali's against WC's 6-0,6-1 and 6-2,6-0 and 6-0,6-0.

Fourth seed had a tougher match against 5th seed, but no worries: both go through since there's one lucky loser.

Brilliant tournament so far. :worship:

04-07-2012, 03:27 PM
MD has made.

5th seed Czech player is LL.

Filo V.
04-07-2012, 04:17 PM
Main Draw:

Jan is required to make the finals here.

04-07-2012, 07:51 PM
Klizan is the favourite for the title imo but I expect challenges from Schoorel, Sousa & Marti.

04-07-2012, 08:29 PM
marti is the opponent klizan loves to play, so no real trouble from him. Klizan is also waaay better then sousa. Schoorel? Maybe, depends how consistent he is.

04-07-2012, 11:42 PM
Main Draw:

Jan is required to make the finals here.

i expect marsel to step up on his homesoil and make the final here. klizan is the favourite for the title though.

04-07-2012, 11:52 PM
Qualifying Round
(1)Ivan Nedelko (RUS) d. (WC)Firat Kokver (TUR) 6-0 6-1
(2)Gabriel Moraru (ROU) d. (WC)Andrei Florea (ROU) 6-2 6-0
(3)Michal Schmid (CZE) d. (WC)Furkan Aydogan (TUR) 6-0 6-0
(4)Jerome Inzerillo (FRA) d. (5)Lubomir Majsajdr (CZE) 6-1 1-6 6-3

First Round
(1)Martin Klizan (SVK) vs Dusan Lajovic (SRB)
Pavol Cervenak (SVK) vs Denys Molchanov (UKR)
Victor Crivoi (ROU) vs (LL)Lubomir Majsajdr (CZE) [LL replaces Dustov]
Guillermo Olaso (ESP) vs (8)Javier Marti (ESP)
(3)Igor Sijsling (NED) vs Dusan Lojda (CZE)
Maxime Teixeira (FRA) vs Jan-Lennard Struff (GER)
Marius Copil (ROU) vs Radu Albot (MDA)
(WC)Can Altiner (TUR) vs (5)Thomas Schoorel (NED)
(7)Joao Sousa (POR) vs (q)Michal Schmid (CZE)
Jesse Huta Galung (NED) vs Gianluca Naso (ITA)
(q)Gabriel Moraru (ROU) vs Peter Gojowczyk (GER)
(WC)Haluk Akkoyun (TUR) vs (4)Daniel Brands (GER)
(6)Jan Hajek (CZE) vs (q)Jerome Inzerillo (FRA)
Gerard Granollers-Pujol (ESP) vs (WC)Barkin Yalcinkale (TUR)
Simone Vagnozzi (ITA) vs (WC)Ergun Zorlu (TUR)
(q)Ivan Nedelko (RUS) vs (2)Marsel Ilhan (TUR)


04-08-2012, 07:32 PM
I don't know why and I'm most likely going to be completely wrong but I have a feeling Vagnozzi might make it to the semis or even the finals :lol:

04-09-2012, 12:54 PM
klizan is very strong, hajek should be, but i don't know about his health

sijsling is ok on clay and was in shape, but then got injured

04-09-2012, 01:42 PM
Sijsling played doubles in Davis Cup, should be ok

this morning Crivoi won 6/0 6/2 and Marti def. Olaso 4/6 6/1 6/4

disappointed that Klizan decided to play this event instead of Casablanca qualies :(

04-10-2012, 01:17 AM
marsel always steps up and plays well on home soil and i would expect the same here

Ad Wim
04-10-2012, 09:28 AM
Damnit Jesse, 3-0 up in the TB...

Ad Wim
04-10-2012, 10:05 AM
Classic Huta Galung match again. Leads 5-2 in the 2nd, has sps in Naso's service game, missed them and now 5-4* with a df...

Ad Wim
04-10-2012, 10:10 AM
And then breaks for the set. It always have to be the hard way...

04-10-2012, 10:24 AM
Teixeira beats Struff 6:4 6:4

Struff goes from *4:0 Ad-40 to 4:6 *0:2 40-AD :lol: and then slightly regroups.

Ad Wim
04-10-2012, 10:35 AM
Pretty smooth in the end for Jesse. Hopefully he can go a bit deeper this time.
Brands going well too, hope he can get into the SF or even further here. Has to play Gojowczyk on fire though...

04-10-2012, 11:20 AM
Jesse come on, why double fault serving at 5-3 second set?

04-10-2012, 12:15 PM
Klizan dismissed badly, 16 26. It seems he has no form since ilness yet.

04-10-2012, 12:58 PM
wtf with marius this year? he's had one week where he made a final but aside from that he's barely even won a match

i thought last year he'd be making the jump this year to at least top 200 but he is just going backwards. He literally cant beat anyone..he's barely winning sets

Filo V.
04-10-2012, 01:05 PM
Copil seems sort of unmotivated to me.

As for motivation, Jan needs to find the motivation to defeat this horrible player Inzerillo. How could he be losing? Embarrassment. Time to take the match in his hands.

04-10-2012, 02:23 PM
aww poor stuff from klizan and from jan
jan was surely sick and somebody wrote so was klizan

i am glad about copil losing in this one case because albot is a hell cool chap.

04-10-2012, 02:47 PM
Is there any news about Mersin results, did the rain stop ?!

Filo V.
04-10-2012, 03:09 PM
Matches are restarting now.

Filo V.
04-10-2012, 03:24 PM
Jan stopped his bullshitting and destroyed Inzerillo in the tiebreak. Great job.

Now, time to take the match.

Filo V.
04-10-2012, 03:37 PM
Jan has taken over. When he decided to stop the crap, not many can stop him at this level.

Jan needs this event, so he will be a top 10-12 seed in RG qualifying. Hope he wins the third set to love!

Ilhan has been broken twice by Nedelko from being a break up. I've seen the Russian play and he's pretty good. But Marsel losing this would be a real low point.

Filo V.
04-10-2012, 04:07 PM
Hajek def. Inzerillo 5-7 7-6(0) 6-1


04-10-2012, 05:09 PM
marsel better not lose this

Filo V.
04-10-2012, 07:47 PM
Lajovic def. Klizan 6-1 6-2
Cervenak def. Molchanov 6-3 6-2
Sijsling def. Lojda 6-3 6-4
Teixeira def. Struff 6-4 6-4
Albot def. Copil 6-3 7-6(5)
Schoorel def. Altiner 6-2 6-1
Sousa def. Schmid 4-6 6-3 6-1
Huta Galung def. Naso 6-7(5) 6-4 6-0
Gojowcyzk def. Moraru 6-2 6-3
Brands def. Akkoyun 6-0 6-2
Hajek def. Inzerillo 5-7 7-6(0) 6-1
Granollers-Pujol def. Yalcinkale 6-0 6-2
Vagnozzi def. Zorlu 6-4 6-2

Filo V.
04-10-2012, 07:48 PM
Ilhan and Nedelko split 6-4 sets, and will resume tomorrow.

Dead Net Cord
04-11-2012, 01:28 PM
It rained again after an hour or half of playing. However matches have been resumed

04-11-2012, 01:57 PM
marsel holds the 3rd set for 6-5

04-11-2012, 02:16 PM
Awful from Marsel. He's going to lose this I think. Down another match point right now in tb...

04-11-2012, 02:20 PM
Amazing fight from Marsel to finally win 11-9 in final set TB! Saved 3 or 4 match points!

Filo V.
04-11-2012, 02:21 PM

Nedelko could have had 100 break points and match points. We all knew he wasn't going to seal the deal.

Filo V.
04-11-2012, 02:22 PM
Jan should take Ilhan out in the quarters.

04-11-2012, 02:23 PM
I can't believe Nedelko didn't win, he had at least 2 match points on serve in the tie break!

04-11-2012, 02:32 PM
great fight marsel, get better please

Ad Wim
04-11-2012, 03:05 PM
Great win by Brands, he looks to be in form finally. Should be able to reach the final now.

04-11-2012, 05:03 PM
Darkness suspended Sousa - Huta-Galung 6/7 6/2 and Crivoi-Marti 6/4 6/7 6/5* (3 hours of match so far with Crivoi leading 6/4 5/3* I believe)

04-11-2012, 05:39 PM
yeah marti can choke any lead and come back from any deficit
will be interesting how it ends, would be sad if javier didn't complete the comeback

Henry Chinaski
04-12-2012, 01:52 AM
wrong thread man.

hajek should kill ggp.

the younger granollers seems to have an inflated ranking due to spanish futures and is generally outclassed at this level.

Filo V.
04-12-2012, 02:12 AM
Yeah, I have no idea why I posted that here :o

Anyway, yes, GGP is not a great player. Jan will win easily if he plays well and with full focus, which we all know is a big if.

04-12-2012, 10:18 AM
Martķ 4-6 7-6(5) 7-6(5) :yeah:

He was leading 5-1 in the tb, lost 4 straight points after that, but won the final two points to finish the match.

Sombrerero loco
04-12-2012, 10:26 AM
javi :bowdown: epic

04-12-2012, 11:36 AM
What's wrong with Huta Galung-Sousa match's match time?

Filo V.
04-12-2012, 12:37 PM
The match time is based on the time elapsed today. I guess just a scoreboard error.

Filo V.
04-12-2012, 12:38 PM
Sijsling def. Teixeira 6-2 2-6 6-4
Schoorel def. Albot 6-3 7-5

Filo V.
04-12-2012, 12:39 PM
Hopefully Schoorel takes Sijsling out. If he doesn't, Sijsling could win the title, which would be worst possible outcome.

Jan struggling with Granollers-Pujol is a bad sign. His form isn't back yet. Luckily, his draw sucks to the point he can probably make the SF here regardless. But right now he has to turn things around and win!!!!

04-12-2012, 01:11 PM
Schoorel and Sijsling share a coach, would be interesting to know how he handles that :lol:

04-12-2012, 01:37 PM
Hajek, get your head out of your ass and start playing again! From 4:0 to 4:4 in second set...

Filo V.
04-12-2012, 01:40 PM
This Granollers scrub is fighting. Fuck him. Take this shit, Jan, save some dignity.

Filo V.
04-12-2012, 02:02 PM
Hajek def. Granollers-Pujol 7-6(1) 7-6(5)

Win is a win.

04-12-2012, 02:51 PM
marsel dropped the first set 6-3

04-12-2012, 03:45 PM
marsel in shit form

04-12-2012, 05:05 PM
Vagnozzi did what Nedelko should have done yesterday. Good to see.

Filo, no need to be so aggressive when some random players put up a fight against your faves :lol: I think it's better for tournaments to have close matches rather than one-sided matches everywhere. And Gerard is fighting for a spot in RG qualies, so he was probably motivated today, but Jan's experience was too much for him in those tie-breakers.

04-12-2012, 09:04 PM
oh god marsel when is this going to end:sad:

Sombrerero loco
04-12-2012, 09:12 PM
teixeria choked so badly in the third set :facepalm: he is losing chances of getting a mdwc for the FO

04-13-2012, 12:20 AM
oh god marsel when is this going to end:sad:

he said that he had problem with his right leg but that's not the only reason for sure. :rolleyes:

04-13-2012, 12:49 PM

Marti def. Lajovic 6:4, 6:3
Schoorel def. Sijsling 6:2, 7:6(2)
Hajek def. Vagnozzi 6:3, 6:4

Filo V.
04-13-2012, 12:51 PM
Good results today. Now Sousa needs to win to cap off the perfect day of results in Mersin.

Looks like the final is almost destined to be Schoorel vs Hajek, but we'll see.

Ad Wim
04-13-2012, 02:04 PM
Wtf Brands, come on man!

Filo V.
04-13-2012, 03:55 PM
Sousa def. Brands 6-4 6-7(3) 6-4

Filo V.
04-13-2012, 03:56 PM
Daniel really struggled to hold in the third set and it eventually caught up with him.

Filo V.
04-13-2012, 03:57 PM
This tournament has gone perfect so far. Now time for Thomas and Jan to clinch victories.

04-13-2012, 04:49 PM
This tournament has gone perfect so far. Now time for Thomas and Jan to clinch victories.

Agree with you. Great results today, specially the Brands' loss.
Hajek-Schoorel should be the final like you said, although I would like to see Martķ winning his first challenger title here.

04-13-2012, 06:16 PM
probably hajek-schoorel final...

04-13-2012, 09:07 PM
Very nice - SFs made up of seeds 5-8. I wonder how often that happens?

Action Jackson
04-14-2012, 11:33 AM
Marti 7-5 6-0

04-14-2012, 11:34 AM
Marti upsets Thomas and gets into the final...following the match it looked like Schoorel picked up some injury, since it went downhill very fast from 5-5 in the first set

Filo V.
04-14-2012, 12:07 PM
Surprising. Now I want to see what Thomas will say about this on twitter.

First challenger final for Marti.

Filo V.
04-14-2012, 12:14 PM
Thomas said that he was basically just tired and that Marti played great. So Marti probably just ran everything down and Thomas self-destructed.

Both Hajek and Sousa, IMO, would/will beat Marti tomorrow. Obviously, I sure hope the winner is Jan.

Action Jackson
04-14-2012, 12:48 PM
Sousa 6-4

Filo V.
04-14-2012, 12:50 PM
Jan struggling with these scrubs like Sousa, Inzerillo and Granollers-Pujol. This bad been a bad week of form for him, but now, he has to come back again. Losing the title here would be a severe missed opportunity.

04-14-2012, 01:46 PM
whats wrong there ? score stopped at 6-5 in the tie...

04-14-2012, 01:46 PM
What happend with Hajek match:confused:

04-14-2012, 01:47 PM
probably sousa won and the person hitting the buttons forgot to hit the last one, happens sometimes ;)

Action Jackson
04-14-2012, 01:48 PM
Sousa 6-4 7-6(5)

04-14-2012, 01:49 PM
probably sousa won and the person hitting the buttons forgot to hit the last one, happens sometimes ;)

Hajek was serving, therefore:confused:

You are actually right, Souza won!

Filo V.
04-14-2012, 01:50 PM
Pathetic result from Jan and a severe missed opportunity here. Sousa to play Marti is basically a lay-up title and he failed. But a SF in his first event from injury is good, and he'll have a good chance for another big week next week, so therefore it wasn't a total failed week.

The final is a borefest. Schoorel vs Hajek would have been awesome. Sousa vs Marti is just a whole lotta blah.

04-14-2012, 02:02 PM
Great win for Sousa, and can win tomorrow too. Filo V., what do you have against Sousa?!

Filo V.
04-14-2012, 02:07 PM
I don't have anything against him, but Jan had no business losing that match.

Filo V.
04-14-2012, 02:07 PM
I'm more disappointed in Thomas than Jan, although I wanted Jan to win more than I wanted Jan to win. If that makes sense. I can comprehend why Jan would lose to Sousa. Schoorel losing a 0-6 set to Marti is an embarrassment.

Everything went so perfectly until today, it's a shame.

Action Jackson
04-14-2012, 02:10 PM
I don't have anything against him, but Jan had no business losing that match.

Stop whining. First tournament back from injury, not easy to win tournaments on no match practice.

Filo V.
04-14-2012, 02:16 PM
You should know the difference between me whining and me just being negative AJ :lol:

I'm satisfied with his week given the circumstances. It's still a bad loss. Someone of Jan's quality shouldn't lose to someone like Sousa. It is what it is. Overall, given his severe struggles going into this match, a SF is a great week. I'm already excited about next week in Rome.

04-14-2012, 03:23 PM
Good results today. Now Sousa needs to win to cap off the perfect day of results in Mersin.

Looks like the final is almost destined to be Schoorel vs Hajek, but we'll see.

This tournament has gone perfect so far. Now time for Thomas and Jan to clinch victories.

Agree with you. Great results today, specially the Brands' loss.
Hajek-Schoorel should be the final like you said, although I would like to see Martķ winning his first challenger title here.

probably hajek-schoorel final...


Now it“s time for the 2nd Challenger title to Joćo!

Sombrerero loco
04-14-2012, 08:23 PM
vamos javi, win it all tomorrow :)

04-15-2012, 12:00 AM
Sousa to clinch his 2nd tittle, please! And actually, if he wins it he could be very close to Frederico Gil next week, in the ranks, witch would be hilarious and shocking at the same time. The fact that Joćo Sousa could become portuguese numeber 2 in a very near future. And actually with Machado's form falling apart, it could be even possible for a national number 1 at the end of the season...

But if I have to bet, I would bet on Fred who is having a good season so far. He will lose a lot of places next week, but after that, very few to defend until the end of year...

04-15-2012, 08:54 AM
Good luck to Sousa :worship:

04-15-2012, 02:05 PM
Sousa 64 06 64

04-15-2012, 02:29 PM
Amazing win for him!!! Congrats Joćo! I'm really happy for him!

04-15-2012, 02:44 PM
Joćo :worship: