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Week 30: Astana (Winner: Evgeny Donskoy )

Action Jackson
07-04-2012, 12:41 AM
Week 30 : Astana, Kazakhstan


Location: Astana, Kazakhstan
Type: $125K+H
Surface: Outdoor Hard
Starting Date: 23 July
2011 Champion: Mikhail Kukushkin (Kazakhstan)
Tournament website:

Entry List

Stebe, Cedrik-Marcel GER 77
Beck, Karol SVK 94
Ilhan, Marsel TUR 139
Golubev, Andrey KAZ 146
Donskoy, Evgeny RUS 155
Kudryavtsev, Alexander RUS 159
Kravchuk, Konstantin RUS 181
Bhambri, Yuki IND 220
Capkovic, Kamil SVK 224
Dustov, Farrukh UZB 252
Molchanov, Denys UKR 260
Kirillov, Evgeny RUS 267
Mektic, Nikola CRO 291
Bohli, Stephane SUI 293
#Sergeyev, Ivan UKR 295
Martin, Fabrice FRA 299
Marcan, Dino CRO 301
Klein, Brydan AUS 302
Konecny, Michal CZE 323
Marchenko, Illya UKR 347
Androic, Toni CRO 350
Baluda, Victor RUS 370

First Round

(1) Cedrik-Marcel Stebe (GER) def. Nikola Mektic (CRO) 6-3 7-6(4)
Oleksandr Nedovyesov (UKR) def. Fabrice Martin (FRA) 6-4 7-6(4)
Andrey Kumantsov (RUS) def. (q) Sarvar Ikramov (UZB) 3-6 6-4 6-1
(5) Evgeny Donskoy (RUS) def. Stephane Bohli (SUI) 6-7(4) 6-3 6-4

(3) Andrey Golubev (KAZ) def. Evgeny Kirillov (RUS) 6-4 7-5
Brydan Klein (AUS) def. (q) Dzmitry Zhyrmont (BLR) 6-2 6-3
Yuri Schukin (KAZ) def. (LL) Daniiar Duldaev (KGZ) 6-1 6-0
Illya Marchenko (UKR) def. (8) Kamil Capkovic (SVK) 7-5 6-2

Michal Konecny (CZE) def. (6) Konstantin Kravchuk (RUS) 6-3 7-5
(WC) Denis Yevseyev (KAZ) def. (q) Tal Eros (ISR) 4-6 7-5 6-2
(q) Yaraslau Shyla (BLR) def. Toni Androic (CRO) 6-7(5) 6-2 6-3
(4) Marsel Ilhan (TUR) def. Denys Molchanov (UKR) 6-4 7-6(5)

(7) Yuki Bhambri (IND) def. (WC) Serizhan Yessenbekov (KAZ) 6-0 6-2
Farrukh Dustov (UZB) def. (WC) Alexey Kedryuk (KAZ) 6-1 6-2
Dino Marcan (CRO) def. Victor Baluda (RUS) 6-2 6-7(2) 6-0
(2) Karol Beck (SVK) def. Denis Matsukevitch (RUS) 4-6 6-3 6-3

Second Round

Oleksandr Nedovyesov (UKR) def. (1) Cedrik-Marcel Stebe (GER) 7-6(4) 5-7 6-4
(5) Evgeny Donskoy (RUS) def. Andrey Kumantsov (RUS) 1-6 6-4 1-0 RET
Brydan Klein (AUS) def. (3) Andrey Golubev (KAZ) 7-6(3) 6-3
Illya Marchenko (UKR) def. Yuri Schukin (KAZ) 3-6 6-1 6-1

Michal Konecny (CZE) def. (WC) Denis Yevseyev (KAZ) 6-4 7-6(6)
(4) Marsel Ilhan (TUR) def. (q) Yaraslau Shyla (BLR) 6-4 7-6(3)
(7) Yuki Bhambri (IND) def. Farrukh Dustov (UZB) 6-3 7-5
(2) Karol Beck (SVK) def. Dino Marcan (CRO) 6-4 6-4

Quarter Finals

(5) Evgeny Donskoy (RUS) def. Oleksandr Nedovyesov (UKR) 6-7(6) 6-4 6-4
Brydan Klein (AUS) def. Illya Marchenko (UKR) 4-6 6-3 7-5
(4) Marsel Ilhan (TUR) def. Michal Konecny (CZE) 6-2 7-5
(2) Karol Beck (SVK) def. (7) Yuki Bhambri (IND) 6-2 7-6(3)

Semi Finals

(5) Evgeny Donskoy (RUS) def. Brydan Klein (AUS) 6-3 6-4
(4) Marsel Ilhan (TUR) def. (2) Karol Beck (SVK) 6-2 6-4


(5) Evgeny Donskoy (RUS) def. (4) Marsel Ilhan (TUR) 6-3 6-4

Filo V.
07-04-2012, 01:25 AM
Hopefully Caca doesn't enter with a WC here. Also, Karol needs to win this event.

The Prince
07-04-2012, 11:33 PM
Cedrik playing here is interesting. It won't work though.

Chase Visa
07-05-2012, 11:30 AM
Pretty low cut-off for a $125k.

Odds on Kukushkin taking a wildcard here?

Filo V.
07-05-2012, 11:39 AM
Odds are pretty high, IMO.

Sombrerero loco
07-08-2012, 09:45 PM
GL stebe, donskoy, baluda, klein

The Rocket
07-09-2012, 10:17 AM
GL Kravchuk and Kudry

07-18-2012, 05:19 PM
wow stebe in this tournament

Sombrerero loco
07-18-2012, 05:20 PM
maybe wc for yevseyev?

07-18-2012, 08:34 PM
maybe wc for yevseyev?

Should be safe. He also got one last year. If all the Kazakhs play here WC's could go out to Kukushkin ( don't know if he plays here due to Olympics ), Schukin ( guess he will be here, is also in the entry lists in Bejing and Samarkand ), Korolev ??? and Yevseyev. Other choices could be Kedryuk, Popko or Yessenbekov.

Sombrerero loco
07-18-2012, 10:30 PM
yeah and he won a round last year so hopefully =D
popko is so young yet imo...

07-18-2012, 11:03 PM
Yeah he will just turn 16 by the end of the year but he has been given WC's to nearly all Futures in Kazakhstan and won one round both last week as well as this week. I think he won't be the first choice but if some of the 4 that are normally planned in my opinion don't appear in Astana then he could get one.

And Yevseyev has had a decent year so far, also considering that he seemed to be injured for some time. He progresses and may be able to reach challenger level within the next years. Would be great if he gets a good draw here and could defend his 10 points as he then would definitely finish top 600 this year.

Sombrerero loco
07-18-2012, 11:08 PM
yeah but he only has one point from futures since i remember. he plays and trains in spain so i can see him few weeks a year hopefully =D
as for denis, i really hope he can defend his points here. he is a great guy, and i think he is so talented

07-19-2012, 10:31 AM
They will compliment Anett in the Womens :)
Any Livestream???

07-19-2012, 12:03 PM
Not a bad choice by Stebe to play here, IMO. Quite a weak field and an easy chance to score some points.

07-19-2012, 04:28 PM
Main draw:
OUT Kudryavtsev, Alexander RUS 159
OUT Sergeyev, Ivan UKR 295

IN Kumantsov, Andrey RUS 375
IN Klec, Ivo SVK 382

07-19-2012, 04:46 PM
GER Cedrik-Marcel Stebe 83 [1]
SVK Karol Beck 103 [2]
KAZ Andrey Golubev 145 [3]
TUR Marsel İlhan 160 [4]
RUS Alexander Kudryavtsev 171 [5]
RUS Evgeny Donskoy 199 [6]
RUS Konstantin Kravchuk 207 [7]
IND Yuki Bhambri 218 [8]

07-20-2012, 03:08 PM
any WC confirmed?

07-20-2012, 04:12 PM
any WC confirmed?

Kedryuk and Yevseyev are not in the Q Draw so they should have received one. The other two might have gone to Korolev, Kukushkin and/or Yessenbekov. Maybe Korolev might get an SE. I don't know about the exact rules but if he reaches the semi this evening he could get one or is there a limit considering that this challenger is on a different continent?

Sombrerero loco
07-20-2012, 04:14 PM
not yet as far as i know, but denis for sure

07-21-2012, 11:39 AM
MD http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2012/3618/mds.pdf

07-23-2012, 01:25 PM
Beck and Ilhan in the second round

a nervous match between Beck and Matsukevich, a lot of swearing on both sides, but Karol made it, but has to step up his game in order to gain some more points

07-23-2012, 02:17 PM
Beck dropping a set to Matsukevitch :tape:

07-23-2012, 02:28 PM
Beck dropping a set to Matsukevitch :tape:

well, he lost to F. Martin recently :shrug: can't be that surprising

Sombrerero loco
07-23-2012, 04:07 PM
shyla :bowdown:

07-23-2012, 04:24 PM
matsukevitch is an awful player though :tape: martin on the other hand is recanati specialist :p

still, beck has some easy draw near him... must be playing very bad to lose ...

Sombrerero loco
07-24-2012, 08:45 AM
yevseyev, shyla :bowdown:

07-24-2012, 09:26 AM
well, he lost to F. Martin recently :shrug: can't be that surprising

Can't compare Matsukevitch and Martin.

07-24-2012, 09:27 AM
Golubev beat Kirillov 6-4 7-5
Yevseyev beat Eros 4-6 7-5 6-2
Shyla beat Androic 6-7 6-2 6-3
Bhambri beat Yessenbekov 6-0 6-2
Dustov beat Kedryuk 6-1 6-2
Marcan beat Baluda 6-2 6-7 6-0

07-24-2012, 11:01 AM
Marchenko def (8)Capkovic 7-5 6-2

07-24-2012, 11:09 AM
Solid win for Marchenko :yeah:

07-24-2012, 11:15 AM
Nice work Ilhan


Live Stream

07-24-2012, 03:48 PM
marchenko on the run :yeah:

07-25-2012, 07:55 AM
Nedovyesov beat Martin 6-4 7-6 (4).

Recanati is over, so he is back to his usual results.

Ilhan beat Shyla 6-4 7-6 (3) :unsure: Well, a win is a win.
Beck beat Marcan 6-4 6-4

Konecny leads Yevseyev 6-4 1-0*

07-25-2012, 08:12 AM
Cluskey&Martin did have some problems to travel to Astana, and the tournament didn't pick up in the airport...for sure it didn't help Fabrice.

Sombrerero loco
07-25-2012, 09:10 AM
yevseyev was so close to take the second set, serving for it and a tight tie break but finally lost
yevsi :hug:

07-25-2012, 10:32 AM
Just saw the second set from 4:3 Konecny. Yevseyev was the better man from that point on but he lacked some consistency and some nerves, as his service game for the second set was just thrown away. But it really seems like he makes some good progress and considering that he just turned 19 he could definitely go up in the rankings, especially this year as he just has to defend 4 points until the end of the year.

07-26-2012, 07:34 AM
[5]Donskoy def Kumantsov 1-6 6-4 1-0 ret'd
Klein def [3]Golubev 7-6(3) 6-3
Marchenko def Schukin 3-6 6-1 6-1

07-26-2012, 07:39 AM
Very good win for Yuki against Dustov, avenging the Davis cup loss earlier in the year....

Next up is Beck, whom Yuki has defeated at Chennai. Can he do it again?

07-26-2012, 08:07 AM
[1]Stebe or Nedovyesov vs [5]Donskoy
Klein vs Marchenko
Konecny vs [4]Ilhan
[7]Bhambri vs [2]Beck

The Prince
07-26-2012, 08:56 AM
Golubev :(

07-26-2012, 09:12 AM
What a ridiculous guy this Golubov.....loosing to Klein in home country.
Dumb ballbasher, maybe dumbest on tour.
And i remember one of his statement when he said that he wants to be No 1 and expect to be No 1.

Sombrerero loco
07-26-2012, 09:17 AM
donskoy, klein :)

07-26-2012, 10:12 AM
Nedovyesov took the 1st set over Stebe 7-6(4)
It was good Oleksandr!

07-26-2012, 10:15 AM
Nedovyesov has a big first serve and plays good Serve and Volley, causes really big problems to Cedrik.

07-26-2012, 10:27 AM
[1]Stebe vs Nedovyesov 6-7(4) 0*-3

07-26-2012, 11:07 AM
[1]Stebe vs Nedovyesov 6-7(4) 7-5 0-0*
Cedrik has lifted his level in the second half of 2nd set and Oleksandr became not so good as in the 1st set

Sombrerero loco
07-26-2012, 11:46 AM
come on stebe win please

07-26-2012, 11:51 AM
1]Stebe vs Nedovyesov 6-7(4) 7-5 4*-5 15-40
2 MPs for Olek...
Cedrik saved 40-40

07-26-2012, 11:55 AM
However, finally Nedovyesov beat [1] Stebe 7-6(4) 5-7 6-4
It was good fight!

07-26-2012, 11:55 AM
Bad loss Cedrik. Damn you needed this points! :mad:

07-26-2012, 11:56 AM
lol Stebe u clown

07-26-2012, 11:58 AM
Nedovyesov vs [5]Donskoy
Klein vs Marchenko
Konecny vs [4]Ilhan
[7]Bhambri vs [2]Beck

Sombrerero loco
07-26-2012, 12:18 PM
cedrik :facepalm:

07-26-2012, 12:32 PM
Nedovyesov :yeah:

07-26-2012, 12:48 PM
It seems today win is only the 2nd one over top 100 players for Nedovyesov. Having been student of Oklahoma State, two years ago Oleksandr defeated Taylor Dent (no 77 in the world at that time) in Tulsa challenger: 6-4 3-0 ret'd (Taylor was injured though)

07-26-2012, 01:45 PM
[1]Kravchuk/Molchanov vs [4]Cluskey/Martin
[3]Bhambri/Sharan vs Beck/Capkovic

07-26-2012, 03:02 PM
It seems today win is only the 2nd one over top 100 players for Nedovyesov. Having been student of Oklahoma State, two years ago Oleksandr defeated Taylor Dent (no 77 in the world at that time) in Tulsa challenger: 6-4 3-0 ret'd (Taylor was injured though)

This one NOT by the retirement. So this time FIRST REAL ONE

Happy for Sasha. He could be top 100 player. I hope he will achieve this goal

07-26-2012, 04:53 PM
i saw him in my city's futures like a million years ago, lost to burrieza lopez :lol:

it looks like he's developing to be a solid challenger players :yeah:

The Prince
07-26-2012, 05:03 PM
Some people were telling me it was a good idea for Cedrik to play here, lol. It was always doomed to fail.

07-26-2012, 06:38 PM
i saw him in my city's futures like a million years ago, lost to burrieza lopez :lol:

it looks like he's developing to be a solid challenger players :yeah:

Nathaly, to your report: the Oklahoma University and Oklahoma State University are different ones. Nedovyesov played for OSU

07-26-2012, 08:15 PM
thanks, i corrected :yeah:

Dead Net Cord
07-26-2012, 09:18 PM
Nice serve stats in Donskoy's match

Sombrerero loco
07-26-2012, 09:23 PM
donskoy in qfs :) nice 2 weeks

07-26-2012, 11:58 PM
Nedovyesov :worship:
Klein :worship:

07-27-2012, 07:06 AM
Ilhan def Konecny 6-2 7-5
Konecny was up 4-1 and 5-2 in the 2nd set
Other matches are suspended due to rain

07-27-2012, 08:17 AM
Beck is leading 6/2 7/6 (6-3) and rain, lol

07-27-2012, 05:44 PM
Ilhan def Konecny 6-2 7-5
Konecny was up 4-1 and 5-2 in the 2nd set
Other matches are suspended due to rain


i cant believe it, its been so long since he made it this deep in a tournament

07-28-2012, 05:46 AM
Nedovyesov vs [5]Donskoy 7-6(6) 1*-3
Klein vs Marchenko 4-6 6-3 1-1*
[4]Ilhan def Konecny 6-2 7-5
[2]Beck def [7]Bhambri 6-2 7-6(3)

07-28-2012, 06:48 AM
Awful from Marchenko. Had so many chances and MP but hit some of the worst attempts at passing shots you will see. Didn't even make Klein hit a volley on the most important points.

07-28-2012, 07:02 AM
Nedovyesov from 4-2 4-6 in the final set. Shame, would have liked to see him win. Hopefully Donskoy takes out the racist now.

07-28-2012, 07:04 AM
[5]Donskoy def Nedovyesov 6-7(6) 6-4 6-4
Klein def Marchenko 4-6 6-3 7-5
[4]Ilhan def Konecny 6-2 7-5
[2]Beck def [7]Bhambri 6-2 7-6(3)

07-29-2012, 05:41 AM
Good final, Donskoy v. Ilhan

Sombrerero loco
07-29-2012, 02:46 PM
congrats evgeny =D

07-29-2012, 05:56 PM
Congrats Donskoy. Good news that the point vultures Ilhan and Beck didn't win this. 110 pts for the winner is a bit too much though :facepalm: