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Week 26 : Milan (Winner : Tommy Robredo)

Action Jackson
06-06-2012, 03:10 AM
Week 26: Milan, Italy


Location: Milan, Italy
Type: €30K+H
Surface: Outdoor Clay
Site: Harbour Club Milano, Via Cascina Bellaria 19, 20153 Milano, Italy; tel 02 452861; e-mail: info@harbourclub.it
Starting Date: 25 June
2011 Champion: Albert Ramos (Spain)
Tournament website: http://www.atpmilano.com/ http://www.harbourclub.it/en/tennis

Entry List:

Delbonis, Federico ARG 117
Veic, Antonio CRO 119
Giannessi, Alessandro ITA 126
Sousa, Joao POR 137
Gensse, Augustin FRA 143
Golubev, Andrey KAZ 148
Alund, Martin ARG 154
Dasnieres de Veigy, Jonathan FRA 158
Viola, Matteo ITA 159
Robert, Stephane FRA 173
Gicquel, Marc FRA 180
Mertl, Jan CZE 182
Kravchuk, Konstantin RUS 184
Lajovic, Dusan SRB 194
Bagnis, Facundo ARG 197
Burquier, Gregoire FRA 198
Gojowczyk, Peter GER 199
Ciric, Nikola SRB 200
Capkovic, Kamil SVK 222
Fischer, Martin AUT 223
Clezar, Guilherme BRA 224
Mertens, Yannick BEL 225

First Round

Stephane Robert (FRA) def. (1)(WC) Frederico Gil (POR) 6-1 6-1
(WC) Tommy Robredo (ESP) def. Stefano Galvani (ITA) 6-2 6-0
Yannick Mertens (BEL) def. Dusan Lajovic (SRB) 7-6(1) 6-4
Martin Fischer (AUT) def. (7) Augustin Gensse (FRA) 6-2 6-3

(4) Antonio Veic (CRO) def. Konstantin Kravchuk (RUS) 6-3 2-6 6-4
Gianluca Naso (ITA) def. Kamil Capkovic (SVK) 7-6(4) 3-6 6-3
(q) Marek Michalicka (CZE) def. Guilherme Clezar (BRA) 6-4 6-2
(8)(WC)Victor Hanescu (ROU) def. Gregoire Burquier (FRA) 7-5 6-7(1) 6-2

Nikola Ciric (SRB) def. (5) Andrey Golubev (KAZ) 4-6 7-6(2) 6-4
Marc Gicquel (FRA) def. Peter Gojowczyk (GER) 5-7 6-1 7-6(5)
Damir Dzumhur (BIH) def. Yuri Schukin (KAZ) 6-3 2-0 ret.
(q)Walter Trusendi (ITA) vs. (3) Alessandro Giannessi (ITA)

(6) Joao Sousa (POR) def. (WC)Andrea Arnaboldi (ITA) 6-3 6-4
Facundo Bagnis (ARG) def. (q) Nicolas Devilder (FRA) 2-6 7-5 6-3
Martin Alund (ARG) def. (q) Benjamin Balleret (MON) 4-6 6-3 6-1
Jan Mertl (CZE) def. (2) Federico Delbonis (ARG) 6-3 6-4

Second Round

(WC) Tommy Robredo (ESP) def. Stephane Robert (FRA) 6-4 6-3
Yannick Mertens (BEL) def. Martin Fischer (AUT) 6-2 6-1
Gianluca Naso (ITA) def. (4) Antonio Veic (CRO) 7-5 6-2
(8) (WC)Victor Hanescu (ROU) def. (q) Marek Michalicka (CZE) 6-2 6-3

Nikola Ciric (SRB) def. Marc Gicquel (FRA) 6-3 6-4
(q) Walter Trusendi (ITA) def. Damir Dzumhur (BIH) 5-7 6-2 6-4
(6) Joao Sousa (POR) def. Facundo Bagnis (ARG) 6-1 7-6(3)
Martin Alund (ARG) def. Jan Mertl (CZE) 6-3 6-2

Quarter Finals

(WC) Tommy Robredo (ESP) def. Yannick Mertens (BEL) 6-3 7-6(3)
(8)(WC)Victor Hanescu (ROU) def. Gianluca Naso (ITA) 6-3 6-2
Nikola Ciric (SRB) def. (q) Walter Trusendi (ITA) 6-3 6-0
Martin Alund (ARG) def. (6) Joao Sousa (POR) 6-0 7-6(2)

Semi Finals

(WC) Tommy Robredo (ESP) def. (8)(WC)Victor Hanescu (ROU) 6-2 3-6 7-5
Martin Alund (ARG) def. Nikola Ciric (SRB) 6-7(1) 6-3 7-6(5)

Sombrerero loco
06-06-2012, 08:56 AM
GL lajovic, burquier

Filo V.
06-19-2012, 01:32 PM
DelBo can finally make the top 100 if he wins this event, so I'm rooting for him majorly here, and also Giannessi can be right around top 100 if he wins too, so GL to these two youngsters. No other acceptable winners.

06-21-2012, 02:49 PM
Frederico Gil asked for a WC here... hope he gets it, and does well!

Filo V.
06-21-2012, 06:02 PM
Glad to see Fred asking for a WC here. He'll probably get it and the draw should be available for a decent run here.

06-21-2012, 07:42 PM
Robredo play too in Milano. Good luck Tommy!

06-23-2012, 12:23 AM
Qualifying Draw

(1) DEVILDER, Nicolas FRA - BYE
DI MAURO, Alessio ITA - (7) BASIC, Mirza BIH

(2) JOUAN, Romain FRA - BYE
MAIGA, Riccardo SUI - MOSER, Nikolaus AUT
TRUSENDI, Walter ITA - (8) STATHAM, Jose (Rubin) NZL

(WC) MATTION, Francesco ITA - (WC) TURCHETTI, Nicolņ ITA

(4) DIEZ, Steven CAN - BYE
THIEM, Dominic AUT - (WC) BASTL, George SUI
MONROE, Nicholas USA - (WC) PRODOMO, Mattia ITA
BALLERET, Benjamin MON - (5) PASTOR, Nicolas ARG

Filo V.
06-23-2012, 12:42 AM
Hanescu got a WC here. Three WC's based on what I read were Robredo, Gil and Hanescu. Turns the list from decent to very good.

06-23-2012, 03:57 PM
Main Draw:

Frederico Gil POR [1] vs. Stéphane Robert FRA
Stefano Galvani ITA vs. Tommy Robredo ESP [WC]
Dusan Lajovic SRB vs. Yannick Mertens BEL
Martin Fischer AUT vs. Augustin Gensse FRA [7]

Antonio Veic CRO [4] vs. Konstantin Kravchuk RUS
Gianluca Naso ITA vs. Kamil Capkovic SVK
Q vs. Guilherme Clezar BRA
Grégoire Burquier FRA vs. Victor Hanescu ROU [8/WC]

Andrey Golubev KAZ [5] vs. Nikola Ciric SRB
Peter Gojowczyk GER vs. Marc Gicquel FRA
Yuri Schukin KAZ vs. Damir Dzumhur BIH
Q vs. Alessandro Giannessi ITA [3]

Joćo Sousa POR [6] vs. Andrea Arnaboldi ITA [WC]
Facundo Bagnis ARG vs. Q
Q vs. Martin Alund ARG
Jan Mertl CZE vs. Federico Delbonis ARG [2]

06-23-2012, 03:58 PM
Good luck to:

Stephane Robert
Tommy Robredo
Stefano Galvani
Augustin Gensse
Martin Fischer
Gianluca Naso
Grégoire Burquier
Alessandro Giannessi
Joćo Sousa

The Rocket
06-24-2012, 09:49 AM
Hoping to see Dzumhur making a good run here :angel:

Also GL to Lajovic and Clezar :wavey:

06-25-2012, 06:49 AM
SHowing matches live :)

lets goooooooooooo Lajovic

06-25-2012, 11:08 AM
THIEM (1993) lost quali-finals to BALLERET :(

Ad Wim
06-25-2012, 12:11 PM
What happend to Krajinovic?

06-25-2012, 03:18 PM
Back pain. :sad:

06-25-2012, 04:34 PM
THIEM (1993) lost quali-finals to BALLERET :(
after mugfest against Bastl on Saturday not a big surprise

06-25-2012, 05:25 PM
after mugfest against Bastl on Saturday not a big surprise


06-25-2012, 05:40 PM
Yes. WTA Break Festival.

Keyser Soze
06-26-2012, 11:15 AM
Fede Del Bonis losing to Mertl in straight sets :help:

06-26-2012, 11:23 AM
:lol: Delbonis.

Good job Jan.

06-26-2012, 12:56 PM
Veic beat Kravchuk 6-3 2-6 6-4
Michalicka beat Clezar 6-4 6-2
Dzumhur beat Schukin 6-3 2-0 Ret.
Bagnis beat Devilder 2-6 7-5 6-3
Mertl beat Delbonis 6-3 6-4

06-26-2012, 01:55 PM
Gil fucking choker go play Itf !!!

06-26-2012, 02:43 PM
Robert beat Gil 6-1 6-1 :rolls:
Gicquel beat Gojowczyk 5-7 6-1 7-6
Alund beat Balleret 4-6 6-3 6-1

06-26-2012, 03:03 PM
Delbo disappoints again at this level, nothing new up to this point sadly. Doesn't matter if it's motivational, he should really sort that out if he wants to keep progressing and finally clinch that elusive top 100 spot. Plus it seems that, like last season, his scheduling isn't too good... not sure if the long break after RG qualies was smart.

06-26-2012, 03:09 PM
Devilder and Balleret:(

06-26-2012, 03:09 PM
What is happening over thre. Golubev and Ciric are standing on court but haven't played a point for 5 minutes. The umpire also left, but came back now.

06-26-2012, 06:42 PM
Džumi :cool:

06-27-2012, 12:52 AM
Just can't understand Gil... Lol.

Filo V.
06-27-2012, 04:19 AM
Wow, Fred. Wow. 1-6 1-6 to Robert of all players. What a failure. Your form has completely gone to pieces.

Another disappointment from Delbonis. Losing to Mertl is completely unacceptable. Glad I didn't watch those two bullshit matches.

Filo V.
06-27-2012, 04:21 AM
This tournament can still be savaged with a Hanescu vs Giannessi final. Hopefully that is what comes to fruition.

Filo V.
06-27-2012, 04:22 AM
Golubev losing to Ciric is a pretty horrible result, too, given the fact Ciric had so few wins this season going into this event. Tournament seems like a joke.

06-27-2012, 09:08 AM
For what I see, Hanescu will probably lose for Robredo and i'm not seeing Giannessi beating Joćo Sousa..

Filo V.
06-27-2012, 11:51 AM
Naso's weapons are dictating the match vs Veic. Antonio has had so many chances but Naso's serve and backhand have done a lot of damage.

Both guys are really negative on court :lol:

Filo V.
06-27-2012, 12:03 PM
Naso def. Veic 7-5 6-2

Very good win for the Italian.

Filo V.
06-27-2012, 12:05 PM
How did the Giannessi-Trusendi second set play out? Was Trusendi up a break? How did the breaker play out? Giannessi won it 12-10 :eek:

Now he's down a break in the third set. Guess Alessandro truly isn't back yet if he's struggling so much with Trusendi. Such a shame.

Filo V.
06-27-2012, 01:27 PM
Round 1:
Trusendi def. Giannessi 6-2 6-7(10) 6-0

Round 2:
Mertens def. Fischer 6-2 6-1

Filo V.
06-27-2012, 01:27 PM
Mertens really bullied Fischer today. Martin just has zero weapons, and today he made a high amount of errors too, with bad serving. Awful day at the office for him.

06-27-2012, 01:28 PM
Good job Gianluca :yeah:

OMG Giannessi :smash: :help: And Martin :help:

06-27-2012, 02:34 PM
Hanescu cruising against Michalicka 6-2 *0-0

Filo V.
06-27-2012, 03:21 PM
Hanescu def. Michalicka 6-2 6-3

Decent performance overall. Played really well on big points against his serve, but in general, not a good or bad match. Win is a win.

Filo V.
06-27-2012, 06:06 PM
Robredo def. Robert 6-4 6-3

Pretty good overall from Tommy, especially his serving and forehand.

Filo V.
06-28-2012, 11:08 AM
I hope Marco retires after this year. No game at all left.

Filo V.
06-28-2012, 11:25 AM
Ciric def. Gicquel 6-3 6-4

Filo V.
06-28-2012, 11:29 AM
Bagnis has an ugly game. Very poor technique.

06-28-2012, 01:56 PM
Joćo Sousa advances to the quarter-finals. :) 6-1 7-6(2) against Facundo Bagnis.

06-28-2012, 02:28 PM
Dzumhur has again a great shot to reach a challenger's QF, even maybe the SF with Ciric's current form. He's got lucky draws.

06-28-2012, 02:46 PM
Good job Joćo :yeah:

He's a bit of an ass on court, but I like it :unsure:

06-29-2012, 07:03 AM
today Hanescu easy win for sure? he wont choke/tank because still Wimbledon next week?

Filo V.
06-29-2012, 09:39 AM
Second round:
Trusendi def. Dzumhur 5-7 6-2 6-4
Alund def. Mertl 6-3 6-2

06-29-2012, 09:40 AM
Good week for Trusendi :eek:

Filo V.
06-29-2012, 09:43 AM
Why would Hanescu care about Wimbledon? He's not in that event.

Naso can beat Hanescu. That match is pretty even, IMO. Robredo is the only sure victory today.

Filo V.
06-29-2012, 10:28 AM
About four-five minutes in, and Sousa is already screaming and gesturing, with negative body language.

Filo V.
06-29-2012, 10:34 AM
Major BH DTL from Alund to break for *4-0. He's totally dictating play right now.

I've said this a few times but Alund reminds me a whole lot of Roitman in his game. I can't be the only one who sees it.

Filo V.
06-29-2012, 10:45 AM
Sousa is making a lot of bad errors, but he's also giving Alund a lot of attackable balls, especially weak BHs.

Filo V.
06-29-2012, 10:49 AM
6-0 Alund first set.

06-29-2012, 10:59 AM
Yeah. He really plays like Escopeta in his days :)

06-29-2012, 11:25 AM
Sousa 0-6 3-3*

Come on Joćo.

06-29-2012, 11:26 AM
There are like five people watching :lol:

06-29-2012, 11:32 AM
today Hanescu easy win for sure? he wont choke/tank because still Wimbledon next week?

:lol: Yes, Hanescu was given a bye into the second week of Wimbledon :spit:

06-29-2012, 11:38 AM
Sousa breaks after a very long game.

0-6 *4-3

06-29-2012, 11:47 AM
Wait, not yet.

Filo V.
06-29-2012, 11:59 AM
Sousa basically broke himself and now it's 5 all second set.

Filo V.
06-29-2012, 12:31 PM
Alund def. Sousa 6-0 7-6(3)

Sousa played a bad tiebreak with errors, and Alund hit some great shots. He was the more consistent, better shotmaker and deserves the win here.

06-29-2012, 01:51 PM
Ciric's inconsistency seems to be the only consistent thing about him. Didn't have him down to win a match this week, and he's closing in on a semi final spot now....

Filo V.
06-29-2012, 07:02 PM
Ciric def. Trusendi 6-3 6-0
Hanescu def. Naso 6-3 6-2
Robredo def. Mertens 6-3 7-6(3)

Alund vs Ciric and Robredo vs Hanescu semifinals. Both matches are interesting for their own reasons. I hope Victor goes on to take this title!

06-29-2012, 07:05 PM
Monroe/Stadler bt Alund/Bagnis 3-6 6-4 11-9 :yeah:
Golubev/Schukin bt Delbonis/Pastor 6-3 6-3

06-29-2012, 08:51 PM
Ciric couldn't beat anyone this year and now suddenly makes the SF :lol: Hopefully the winner of Robredo vs Hanescu will take the title

06-29-2012, 10:39 PM
Monroe/Stadler bt Alund/Bagnis 3-6 6-4 11-9 :yeah:
Golubev/Schukin bt Delbonis/Pastor 6-3 6-3

Go Nick Monroe!

06-30-2012, 02:30 AM
I can't believe Ciric, really. His groundstrokes are pretty terrible, maybe one of the worst in the top 250! When I first saw him play with his joke of a one-handed backhand and his inability to defend from the back of the court I was like 'WTF, how is he ranked so far up?', then I saw his SERVE. Incredibly inconsistent though, saves his ranking with a couple of good runs per year.

06-30-2012, 11:02 AM
I can't believe Ciric, really. His groundstrokes are pretty terrible, maybe one of the worst in the top 250! When I first saw him play with his joke of a one-handed backhand and his inability to defend from the back of the court I was like 'WTF, how is he ranked so far up?', then I saw his SERVE. Incredibly inconsistent though, saves his ranking with a couple of good runs per year.

His groundstrokes aren't that bad at all, on his day. It's just that day is rare. I've seen him play a few events either live or online, and he's rallied fine with decent claycourters. Everything comes from that serve though. If that's not working, his whole game comes apaart. He also seems incapable of playing on any other service. I watched his match for Wimbledon qualifiers, and it was like, he just tried to crash the ball off the return, either a winner, or more usually an unforced.

I don't expect he'll win today though, alund should be too consistent for him.

06-30-2012, 11:39 AM
Go Nick Monroe!


06-30-2012, 03:14 PM
Ciric 7-6(7-1) 3-6 6-7(5-7)

brutal loss for nikola

The Prince
06-30-2012, 05:46 PM
Alund vs Robredo in the final. Only one winner.

06-30-2012, 07:17 PM
Yeah, Robredo should be uncontested in that final.

06-30-2012, 08:32 PM
i watched parts of both semis and indeed alund-ciric was just like a match you typically watch in average challengers, and robredo-hanescu had some atp material shots...

also, filo :sad:

07-01-2012, 04:14 AM
Great job Nick!
N. MONROE/S. STADLER [1] d M. ALUND/F. BAGNIS 36 64 11-9

07-01-2012, 09:08 AM
alund and bagnis are the players you can count on when it comes to not holding a tight end :sad:

07-01-2012, 10:37 AM
tommy 6-3

what a big surprise :lol:

Filo V.
07-02-2012, 02:20 PM
Robredo def. Alund 6-3 6-0

The final was Robredo vs Hanescu. Too bad Victor didn't take it. But Tommy winning at least brings respectability to the event. 2/2 for Tommy in challengers.