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Week 21: Turin

smucav
05-04-2005, 06:04 PM
1 Di Mauro, Alessio ITA 98
2 Seppi, Andreas ITA 122
3 Gambill, Jan-Michael USA 123
4 Bracciali, Daniele ITA 132
5 Aldi, Francesco ITA 138
6 Bastl, George SUI 142
7 Tenconi, Tomas ITA 145
8 Navarro Pastor, Ivan ESP 161
9 Luzzi, Federico ITA 181
10 Silva, Julio BRA 182
11 Berlocq, Carlos ARG 185
12 Ionita, Victor ROM 192
13 Marach, Oliver AUT 194
14 De Voest, Rik RSA 196
15 Daniel, Marcos BRA 197
16 Marin, Juan Antonio CRC 199
17 Ferreiro, Franco BRA 205
18 Reid, Todd AUS 211
19 Qureshi, Aisam-Ul-Haq PAK 212
20 Koellerer, Daniel AUT 222
21 Faurel, Jean-Christophe FRA 223
22 Gabashvili, Teimuraz RUS 224
23 (SE)
24 (SE)
25 (WC)
26 (WC)
27 (WC)
28 (WC)
29 (Q)
30 (Q)
31 (Q)
32 (Q)

Alternates
1. Gimeno-Traver, Daniel ESP 227
2. Azzaro, Leonardo ITA 234
3. Blanco, Galo ESP 243
4. Masson, Jeroen BEL 245
5. Sela, Dudi ISR 248
6. Eschauer, Werner AUT 249
7. Mergea, Florin ROM 250
8. Stoppini, Andrea ITA 252
9. Lorenzi, Paolo ITA 254
10. Prpic, Filip SWE 255
11. Vassallo Arguello, Martin ARG 256
12. Roitman, Sergio ARG 257
13. Todero, Nicolas ARG 258
14. Vico, Uros ITA 262
15. Golmard, Jerome FRA 263

smucav
05-20-2005, 02:23 AM
5/19/05 update

(2 SE spots to be cleared)
OUT: Gambill, Koellerer (and Mergea, Moraru, Piccari and a few others from ALT)
IN: Gimeno-Traver, Azzaro

Tricky_Forehand
05-21-2005, 11:11 PM
All of Round 1 got a BYE

Qualifying--Round 2

(1)ALEX BOGOMOLOV, JR. vs. Giorgio Colelli
Gianluca Angilella vs. (5)Oscar Serrano

(2)Francisco Fogues vs. Giovanni Bianco
Marco Guerriero vs. (7)Xavier Audouy

(3)Farrukh Dustov vs. Andrea Laguardia
Marco Bella vs. (8)Gianluca Naso

(4)Travis Rettenmaier vs. Marco Sattanino
Enrico Becuzzi vs. (6)Alberto Brizzi

CooCooCachoo
05-22-2005, 12:16 PM
Gooooo (Qualies):

Francisco
:p

Tricky_Forehand
05-22-2005, 05:18 PM
(1)ALEX BOGOMOLOV JR. def. Giorgio Collelli 6-0 6-0 :yeah:
(5)Oscar Serrano def. Gianluca Angilella 6-1 6-2

(2)Francisco Fogues def. Giovanni Bianco 6-2 6-0
(7)Xavier Audouy def. Marco Guerriero 6-0 6-0

(3)Farrukh Dustov def. Andrea Laguardia 6-0 6-0
(8)Gianluca Nasso def. (WC)Marco Bella 6-2 6-1

(4)Travis Rettenmaier def. Marco Sattanino 6-2 6-1
(6)Alberto Brizzi def. Enrico Becuzzi 6-0 6-2

CooCooCachoo
05-22-2005, 06:46 PM
Well done Francisco :) Now qualify.

Scotso
05-23-2005, 02:15 PM
Alex likes entering events late, eh?

Tricky_Forehand
05-23-2005, 07:25 PM
(1)ALEX BOGOMOLOV JR. def. (5)Oscar Serrano 6-3 7-5 :yeah:
(2)Francisco Fogues def. (7)Xavier Audouy 6-0 6-3
(8)Gianluca Naso def. (3)Farrukh Dustov 6-3 5-3 **retired--both wrists w/ tendonitis
(4)Travis Rettenmaier def. (6)Alberto Brizzi 6-3 6-3

CooCooCachoo
05-23-2005, 07:26 PM
Good job Francisco :yeah:

CooCooCachoo
05-23-2005, 07:27 PM
Website:

http://www.sporting-to.com/challenger2005/eng/home.lasso

Tricky_Forehand
05-23-2005, 07:35 PM
Singles--1st round

(1)Alessio Di Mauro vs. (WC)Mohcine Roudami
Leonardo Azzaro vs. Sebastien De Chaunac
(WC)Fabio Fognini vs. Todd Reid
Jean-Christophe Faurel vs. (5)Ivan Navarro Pastor
(3)George Bastl vs. (WC)Nicolo Marchioretto
(Q)Francisco Fogues vs. (WC)Alberto Giraudo
(Q)Gianluca Naso vs. Rik Devoest
Oliver Marach vs. (7)Julio Silva

(8)Carlos Berlocq vs. Andrea Stoppini
Franco Ferreiro vs. Teimuraz Gabashvili
Juan Antonio Marin vs. Victor Ionita
Jerome Golmard vs. (4,Q)ALEX BOGOMOLOV JR.
(6)Frederico Luzzi vs. Sergio Roitman
Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi vs. (Q)Travis Rettenmaier
Paolo Lorenzi vs. Uros Vico
Nicolas Todero vs. (2)Francesdo Aldi

Tricky_Forehand
05-23-2005, 07:37 PM
Website:

http://www.sporting-to.com/challenger2005/eng/home.lasso

Website's not a lot of help though.

Tricky_Forehand
05-23-2005, 07:46 PM
Doubles--1st round

(1)Leonardo Azzaro/Uros Vico vs. Emanuele Sapio/Vittorio Vecchiarelli
Franciso Fogues/Oscar Serrano vs. Enrico Becuzzi/Simone Cecchini
(4)Francesco Aldi/Alessio Di Mauro vs. Fabio Colangelo/Paolo Lorenzi
Jose Arnedo/Rodrigo Ribiero vs. ALEX BOGOMOLOV, JR./TRAVIS RETTENMAIER

Cristian Brandi/Rik De Voest vs. Alberto Brizzi/Alberto Giraudo
Carlos Berlocq/Julio Silva vs. (3)Victor Ionita/Oliver Marach
Gianluca Naso/Mohcine Roudami vs. Laurent Bondaz/Marco Sattanino
Xavier Audouy/Nicolas Todero vs. (2)Franco Ferreiro/Sergio Roitman

Scotso
05-24-2005, 01:22 AM
c'mon Alex! this title has your name all over it!

good luck Sebastien De Chaunac, Jean-Christophe Faurel, Todd Reid, Aisam Qureshi and Nicolas Todero also :D

Tricky_Forehand
05-24-2005, 04:09 AM
:D

azza
05-24-2005, 06:42 AM
Go Todd Reid please get atleats one set

mad1town
05-24-2005, 06:18 PM
I noticed Alex is playing doubles with Travis Rettenmaier and that Travis also made it to the main draw. This is an interesting article (several years old though) about Travis and his past. Seems like a lesson in "how not to develop a young tennis player"...

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By Greg Schain
Daily Bruin Contributor
Travis Rettenmaier said himself that he shows signs of immaturity. He gets sugar highs everyday at 8 p.m. He loves playing video games and hates reading books. And he is very emotional and hyper.

Why?

Not because he refuses to grow up or because he has some strange psychological disease. Simply put, Rettenmaier is a young for a college student.

As a 16-year-old, Rettenmaier, a Southern California native, came to UCLA last year to play for the men's tennis team. He worked extremely hard the last three months of high school so that he could graduate early and come to UCLA.

And a year and a half later as a 17-year-old sophomore, Rettenmaier is now a key member of one of the best college teams in the country.

Rettenmaier came to college in the first place because he wanted to build his maturity on and off the court. The competition at the junior level was just not challenging enough for him.

He has the same attitude now as he did then about coming to college: he wants to get good enough to be a pro, and he wants to do it fast.

"I have no other ambitions than to be a professional tennis player at this point," Rettenmaier said. "I'm looking to work as hard as I can, train as hard as I can, and get as good as I can as soon as I can."

So why not go pro now? After all, many tennis players skip college altogether to become professionals in their early teens.

But to Rettenmaier, the choice was obvious.

"I am not mature enough right now," he said, "and I know that. I have a lot of work to do."

And Rettenmaier has some first-rate mentors to let him know when he is mature enough to go pro. His mother, Karen Dawson, who passed away in the fall, played for UCLA from 1971-1973 and went on to have a successful professional career. Rettenmaier's father, Travis, and his sister, Bettina, also play tennis and have both captured national championships in USTA events.

Rettenmaier is working hard to get his game to the level it needs to be competitive on the professional level. He worked very hard over the summer, currently practices several times a day, and maintains several personal coaches, both in the Los Angeles area and in Northern California.

He also uses UCLA Assistant Coach Jason Sher to help him with his fundamentals.

"Jason is one of my favorite coaches I have ever had," Rettenmaier said. "Even if it is at 5 a.m., he is always ready to go (rally)."

Sher thinks highly of Rettenmaier as well.

"He's got as much determination as anyone I've ever worked with," Sher said. "He is really a unique player."

According to Sher, Rettenmaier's serve-and-volley game is excellent, and his potential when he goes pro will be limitless. But he is not quite ready to take on the world just yet.

"He is a couple of years away," Sher said. "For now, he has the potential to dominate college tennis if he decides to stay."

But can Rettenmaier hold off his dream for a year or two more, or will he go pro next year and not come back to UCLA?

"I'm 99.99 percent coming back this year," he said.

Coach Martin says it is most likely that Rettenmaier will go pro after his junior year.

"I think he'll come back one more year," Martin said. "One year of solid college tennis would do him good. If we got a senior year out of him, then great. But I can't tell you I'm even 50 percent sure we'll see him his senior year."

But for now, that is the distant future, and there are more troubling worries for Rettenmaier and his team. The NCAA Championships start this weekend with Regionals, when UCLA hosts Cal State-Sacramento at the Los Angeles Tennis Center at 1 p.m. on Saturday. UCLA hopes to recapture the NCAA title, which it hasn't won since 1984. And Rettenmaier hopes to deliver for both his team and coach.

"We will be ready for the NCAA's, guaranteed," Rettenmaier said. "Coach Martin has been in a drought, and we want to get him that title."

Although many of his teammates are rising stars, what separates Rettenmaier from the others is that he is the only American in the starting line up. Every other starting player is a native of Europe.

In his first season, Rettenmaier was frustrated at the lack of Americans on the team. After all, the tennis team only gets 2 1/2 scholarships, and Rettenmaier wasn't receiving any of the money.

"When I first came here, I thought, why are these foreigners coming in here and taking my scholarships. I got really pissed off at it," he said.

Rettenmaier also got angry because the Europeans were taking his spot in the starting lineup. As a freshman, he only played at doubles. He had a successful year, partnered mainly with fellow freshman Lassi Ketola to compile an 18-8 record for the year.

But he never got a chance to start at singles. It was difficult for him to sit on the sidelines, since just a year earlier he was one of the top 16-and-under juniors in the world.

"Last year, I was pissed off the whole time. It was really bothersome for me," Rettenmaier said. "I just hated it. I had always played both singles and doubles, no matter what team I was on. It was really weird."

Martin agreed with Rettenmaier's self-evaluation.

"Not starting in the singles line-up last year really hurt him, because he is as fierce a competitor as anyone on our team," Martin said.

This year, things have turned around for Rettenmaier. After working hard over the summer, he had a superb fall season, going 11-4 at singles. The solid record earned him the No. 6 singles spot on the team this year and has gotten him much more excited about the team and his own individual game.

He has certainly proved he belongs in the singles lineup. His record this year is 14-1 in dual matches, and 27-7 overall, helping the team to a 20-2 overall record and the No. 2 seed in the upcoming NCAA Championships.

Rettenmaier has anchored the back part of the UCLA singles lineup to a point where his teammates can count on him for a guaranteed victory.

"Our team knows that we can count on Travis to win every time he goes out onto the court," said Rettenmaier's friend and confidant, freshman Marcin Matkowski.

Having a guaranteed point is what wins NCAA Championships, and the Bruins hope that with Rettenmaier's help they will be able to go all the way this year.

Tricky_Forehand
05-24-2005, 09:20 PM
Interesting article. Alex & Travis have been playing Doubles together for the last 3 tourneys and they also played Doubles together in the Juniors.

The results have been posted on the site that Coo gave a link too. The person giving updates must have went off duty when it came to Alex's match. At least the ATP was on top of it (never thought I would say that :p )

He won 7-6(6) 6-3

Scotso
05-24-2005, 10:33 PM
go Alex :D

Tricky_Forehand
05-26-2005, 04:00 AM
For everyone's information, on the tourney website there is a link to another website that has video clips of most of the matches. Go about half-way to 3/4 down the page and the videos start on the 24th. I only saw one with an interview so far and it was with one of the italians. I'm really only interested in Tuesday's last match myself ;).

CooCooCachoo
05-26-2005, 12:07 PM
Very nice videos :) I like how Golmard & Bogomolov Jr. were really friendly at the net :yeah:

Tricky_Forehand
05-26-2005, 09:40 PM
Friendly? Interesting way to describe it :)

SwissMister1
05-26-2005, 10:24 PM
For everyone's information, on the tourney website there is a link to another website that has video clips of most of the matches. Go about half-way to 3/4 down the page and the videos start on the 24th. I only saw one with an interview so far and it was with one of the italians. I'm really only interested in Tuesday's last match myself ;).

Best music ever. I love this.