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The One To Watch Thread

Ferrero Forever
05-18-2005, 12:36 PM
This is probably a stupid thread, but I thought we needed a thread dedicated to the dreaded www.atptennis.com "One to Watch" curse. I thought monitoring the progress of these players could be interesting and we can see if there is truth to the curse.

Week of Monday 16th May- Nikolay Davydenko
ITN. BTM POWER GRAND PRIX-St. Poelten
Round 1: Defeated Mertinak 6-3 6-2
Round 2: Defeated Schalken 6-3 6-1
Quarter Final: Defeated Mantilla 6-3 7-5
Semi Final: Defeated Acasuso 6-4 6-2
Final: Defeated Melzer 6-3 2-6 6-4

Week of Monday 23rd May- Mariano Puerta
ROLAND GARROS
Round 1: Defeated Ljubicic: 7-5 7-5 6-2
Round 2: Defeated Vliegen: 6-3 7-5 6-2
Round 3: Defeated Wawrinka: 1-6 6-3 6-1 6-4
Round 4: Defeated Acasuso: 6-4 6-1 6-1
Quarter Final: Defeated Canas: 6-2 3-6 1-6 6-3 6-4
Semi Final: Defeated Davydenko: 6-3 5-7 2-6 6-4 6-4
Final: Lost to Nadal: 6-7 6-3 6-1 7-5

Week of Monday 6th June- Lleyton Hewitt
STELLA ARTOIS CHAMPIONSHIPS-Queens
Round 1: Bye
Round 2: Defeated Malisse: 6-7 7-5 7-5
Round 3: Defeated Mirnyi: 6-3 1-6 6-1
Quarter Final: Lost to Karlovic: 7-6 6-3

Week Of Monday 13th June- Ivo Karlovic
10 TELE.COM OPEN-Nottingham
Round 1: Defeated Andreev: 6-4 6-4
Round 2: Defeated Ljubicic: 6-1 3-6 7-6
Quarter Final: VS Rochus:

Deivid23
05-18-2005, 12:37 PM
Hopefully Félix will kick his ass

Ferrero Forever
05-18-2005, 12:40 PM
Yes i hope so too Deivid

Domino
05-18-2005, 12:46 PM
For a moment, I thought someone was ripping me off ;)

Good thread though.

Lalitha
05-18-2005, 04:59 PM
Good thread in GM after a long long time!

SwissMister1
05-18-2005, 05:06 PM
At least they didn't call Nikolay "in-form." They use that word to describe every player out there.

Space Cowgirl
05-18-2005, 09:26 PM
yay, let's keep this thread up to date each week! :)

Sjengster
05-18-2005, 09:36 PM
And this had to be the one week where the curse didn't work. :mad:

NATAS81
05-18-2005, 10:17 PM
Hopefully Félix will kick his ass
Agreed.

Side note - They've changed the Head 2 Head pic again. Different one for Nadal.

joeb_uk
05-18-2005, 10:21 PM
Hopefully Félix will kick his ass
The claycourt warrior surprised me against puerta, i hope he surprises me against davydenko too :yeah:

Ferrero Forever
05-19-2005, 10:13 AM
I've got no problems keeping this thread up to date, i'll keep updating my first post with the one to watch current scores for that week. It could give us some interesting statistics.

tangerine_dream
05-19-2005, 04:52 PM
Good idea for a thread, Juanqui Lover :yeah:

Ferrero Forever
05-20-2005, 08:46 AM
I'm glad you all like the idea. Davydenko just wiped away Mantilla in straight sets, 6-3 7-5. He will now play Acasuso in the Semi Finals. Trust the curse not to work the week we make the thread. Plenty more chances for it to work though. I really pity next week's one to watch, because who wants to lose early at RG.

bad gambler
05-20-2005, 09:32 AM
Chucho can trouble him if davy\'s mind is in Paris

vamos chucho!

its.like.that
05-20-2005, 10:20 AM
retire felix, go buy yourself a nice little plot somewhere :kiss:

Ferrero Forever
05-21-2005, 12:17 PM
As you would all know, Davydenko won again defeating Acasuso 6-4 6-2, he now plays Jurgen Melzer in the final. Trust the one to watch to win the tournament when we start this thread.

Space Cowgirl
05-21-2005, 06:17 PM
Damn, the curse didn't happen this week, Davydenko beat Melzer in the final. Still, plenty more opportunities!

Ferrero Forever
05-22-2005, 07:06 AM
I cant wait until tomorrow to see who the next one is, I'm actually hoping it's someone who has little chance so the curse can work again and add a bit of excitement to this thread once they fail lol.
Accuracy Of Curse-0%

Ferrero Forever
05-23-2005, 08:34 AM
We now have a new "One To Watch." The unlucky cursed player during the week of Roland Garros is Mariano Puerta. It should have been a player who's crap on clay and the curse could effect them and they'd lose first round and let a decent claycourt player get far into the tournament. Poor Mariano. I think it's relatively safe to say that this time the cursed won't come out the victor, but I hope he gets far in the tournament. The spotlights on you Mariano

Ferrero Forever
05-25-2005, 08:38 AM
This weeks one to watch Mariano Puerta won his first round match. Damn, not one loss yet, I like Puerta, but can he hurry up and lose to create some excitement!!!

Space Cowgirl
06-04-2005, 09:33 PM
Bump

Well, I guess the curse isn't working so far since we started keeping an eye on it ;)

El Legenda
06-04-2005, 09:43 PM
the curse has been broken :)

savesthedizzle
06-05-2005, 03:40 AM
As soon as we created this thread they start winning. I had completely forgot that Puerta was this weeks one to watch. Good job ATP on that one.

Haute
06-05-2005, 04:29 AM
Why couldn't Juanqui have been the one to break the curse? :sad:

Ferrero Forever
06-05-2005, 10:27 AM
Yeah I know, it's not fair. Well since people have been posting in this thread I'll update the first post, and i'll keep updated it.

Ferrero Forever
06-05-2005, 10:36 AM
Could I please have some help: I can't find the scores for the puerta-davydenko match so could someone please post them here. And I have noticed a trend. In the past two weeks the one to watch has beated Acasuso. Just a little something we can watch over the coming weeks

marcelwks
06-05-2005, 06:16 PM
they have new analyzer :p

Space Cowgirl
06-06-2005, 08:28 PM
Bump (again). This week's OTW is Hewitt

Ferrero Forever
06-07-2005, 11:22 AM
okaies, thanks for the info. Lleyton, this is gonna be interesting. But on grass he's gonna do well too:(

Ferrero Forever
06-07-2005, 11:29 AM
Ok, i updated the first post to include Lleyton Hewitt.

Auscon
06-07-2005, 11:31 AM
Cmon Lleyton, kick arse at Queens and give Mark a helping hand along the way

Ferrero Forever
06-09-2005, 09:55 AM
Ok, i edited the first post. The one to watch won again:(

I♥PsY@Mus!c
06-09-2005, 12:12 PM
Hope Max will kick Hewitt's ass. :devil::devil::devil:

NATAS81
06-09-2005, 01:24 PM
C'MON!!!!!!!!!!!

Ferrero Forever
06-10-2005, 08:21 AM
Damn, Hewitt won. C'mon Ivo. I think Ivo can do it, but we'll see

Ferrero Forever
06-15-2005, 09:25 AM
This weeks one to watch, Ivo Karlovic beat Andreev and has set up a second round match against Ljubicic. I WANT A FIRST ROUND LOSS SO THE CURSE WILL WORK AGAIN!!!

Ferrero Forever
06-16-2005, 06:08 AM
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