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Chucho taking the Yale kids to school in New Haven Thread

Action Jackson
08-03-2006, 07:12 AM
It's early, but Chucho will be back in action on the hardcourts after his devastating defeat in Stuttgart.

08-03-2006, 11:34 AM
It's never too early to talk about Chucho. :) You beat me for the thread. ;)

08-05-2006, 07:24 PM
Main draw:

FEDERER, Roger (1) vs MATHIEU, Paul-Henri
SERRA, Florent vs GROSJEAN, Sebastien
BRACCIALI, Daniele vs TURSUNOV, Dmitry
MIRNYI, Max vs HAAS, Tommy (16)

HEWITT, Lleyton (11) vs CHELA, Juan Ignacio
LOPEZ, Feliciano vs JOHANSSON, Thomas
SIMON, Gilles vs SRICHAPHAN, Paradorn
MALISSE, Xavier vs DAVYDENKO, Nikolay (6)

LJUBICIC, Ivan (4) vs ALMAGRO, Nicolas
MARTIN, Alberto vs CLEMENT, Arnaud
FERRERO, Juan Carlos vs GOLDSTEIN, Paul
SODERLING, Robin vs GONZALEZ, Fernando (15)

BAGHDATIS, Marcos (10) vs BENNETEAU, Julien
HRBATY, Dominik vs Q
PHAU, Bjorn vs ACASUSO, Jose
SAFIN, Marat vs ROBREDO, Tommy (7)

STEPANEK, Radek (8) vs VLIEGEN, Kristof
MOYA, Carlos vs GAUDIO, Gaston
MURRAY, Andy vs FERRER, David (12)

NIEMINEN, Jarkko (14) vs Q
POLANSKY, Peter (WC) vs DANCEVIC, Frank (WC)
Q vs Q
GINEPRI, Robby vs NALBANDIAN, David (3)

BLAKE, James (5) vs BESTER, Philip (WC)
SANTORO, Fabrice vs GASQUET, Richard
Q vs VERDASCO, Fernando
Q vs RODDICK, Andy (9)

BERDYCH, Tomas (13) vs NESTOR, Daniel (WC)
YOUZHNY, Mikhail vs RUSEDSKI, Greg
Q vs Q
MASSU, Nicolas vs NADAL, Rafael (2)

08-05-2006, 08:40 PM
it's never an easy draw in the masters series. Good luck Chucho. Go through the first round and maybe we'll get the chance to see you :yeah: :wavey:

08-06-2006, 03:50 PM
Chucho will play doubles associated to Nalbandian. 1st match against Arthurs & Hrbaty.

08-07-2006, 05:17 PM
Well, I haven't seen the match. Just followed livescores. Chucho won 7/5 7/6 with 20-18 in the tiebreak!! :eek: He likes it to keep the suspens alive.

08-07-2006, 07:23 PM
I got like five heart attacks while watching that tb at the scoreboard :eek: Well done, he kept his head cool this time :yeah:

He plays Robredo or Safin next. Great chances that it will be on the center court and therefore also on tv :)

08-07-2006, 08:27 PM
well done, Chucho!!

but sorry next round, if he faces Marat, i will go for Marat :rolleyes: :)

bad gambler
08-08-2006, 10:26 AM
I was half expecting to lose that marathon TB knowing chucho, good job

Now to beat up on either Safin or Robredo - hope it is Robredo so he can pummel him like he did in Cincy last year :cool:

Action Jackson
08-08-2006, 10:33 AM
Glad the big man won as I am not sure how he'd have come back in the 3rd set, but he got the win.

Yes, Safin or Boredo will be an interesting match up either way.

08-08-2006, 10:57 PM
Chucho and Nalbo lost in doubles. I wish he and Prieto teamed up again.

Anyway, Robredo is up next. Kind of pity it's not Marat, because a match between my two favourites would be something really enjoyable to follow.

Chucho played a good match against Tommy last year in Cincy so hopefully he can do it again. Plus, Tommy's leg was bothering him a bit today :aplot: :angel:

bad gambler
08-08-2006, 11:45 PM
I've got a good feeling with his next match - Robredo was unimpressive today and was very frustrated for most parts of the match. Safin just gifted it to him with his shocking serving.

Action Jackson
08-09-2006, 04:01 AM
Chucho will give him a beatdown.

08-09-2006, 06:39 AM
I hope so. :)

Action Jackson
08-09-2006, 06:57 AM
Boredo's leg was not bothering him at all, it was a strategic timeout and a trick he has performed many times.

08-09-2006, 07:02 PM
Chucho will give him a beatdown.
It seems you were right. Final score 2/6 6/3 6/4. Good job big man. :bounce:

08-09-2006, 07:44 PM
He was one break down at the beginning of the second set so :worship: for great fight.

He next plays Benneteau. Has anyone got a good feeling about this one too? :aplot:

bad gambler
08-10-2006, 12:46 AM
This is more like it :)

Action Jackson
08-10-2006, 01:22 AM
For the fifth time he has been someone in the top 10 in Boredo, though in my eyes he is only top 10 as in a number.

This will be tough for him against Benneteau, as he is expected to win and he has faltered before, but hope he can get over the "Chicken Man" and make the QFs like he should.

bad gambler
08-10-2006, 06:51 AM
For the fifth time he has been someone in the top 10 in Boredo, though in my eyes he is only top 10 as in a number.

This will be tough for him against Benneteau, as he is expected to win and he has faltered before, but hope he can get over the "Chicken Man" and make the QFs like he should.

Pretty much agree - he never seems to do well when he's the clear favourite & expected to win :unsure:

Action Jackson
08-10-2006, 06:56 AM
He is 1-0 with Benneteau and it was 6-4 in the 3rd in Auckland, so it will be far from easy, just hope he can start well this time.

08-10-2006, 10:06 AM
The only good thing about Chucho playing Benneteau is that it gives me a chance to see the match.

Action Jackson
08-10-2006, 10:10 AM
It's the first match on grandstand.

bad gambler
08-10-2006, 10:14 AM
The only good thing about Chucho playing Benneteau is that it gives me a chance to see the match.

Don't rub it in Choupi :ras:

08-10-2006, 10:37 AM
Don't rub it in Choupi :ras:
Sorry, this is not my intention. But this is probably my only chance to see Chucho on tv, if he plays a Frenchy.

bad gambler
08-10-2006, 10:45 AM
Only chance G Dub and I will get to watch him is if he beats Benneteau :(

08-10-2006, 10:59 AM
Well, makes one more reason for me to cheer on him against Julien!! ;)

08-10-2006, 05:30 PM
Chucho won 6-4 7-6 (4)!!!

Now he will face either Gonzalez or Ljubicic who are right now in the third set.

08-10-2006, 05:49 PM
Yes, good match, from both. But obviously Julien was a bit exhausted after his fight against Hrbaty. Chucho did the right thing, putting great pressure on him when needed. Onto the next one now. :)

bad gambler
08-10-2006, 08:26 PM
excellent :yeah:

He can beat Gonzo who has played plenty of matches recently

08-10-2006, 08:59 PM
Vamos Chucho tadavía!!!!!!!!!! :worship:

i am so glad that he could prove to the world that he is very good also on hard courts!!! he is, he is....i always thought that.

Action Jackson
08-11-2006, 07:10 AM
This will be a very tough one for Chucho as he has struggled against Gonzalez and I remember their last match very clearly.

Chucho lead 2 sets to love on a hardcourt and went down in 5, he will need to be above that level against an opponent he is 1-6 down in H2H. It's the last match and finally Chucho will be shown on TV.

08-11-2006, 07:31 AM
I hope he can defeat Gonzalez. He will be on tv but not on mine. With that time delay, we don't get coverage for the evening matches. I'll discover about the result tomorrow morning, when I wake up.

08-11-2006, 08:23 AM
I'm kinda late but Chucho :woohoo: :cool:

It won't be easy against Gonzalez, but i'm putting my faith in him :)
I'm not sure whether it will be on my tv. Probably not live but on sunday at 7 am :(

Anyway, good luck Chucho :wavey:

08-12-2006, 02:56 AM
ok, so it's almost 5 am here and i would't say it was worth staying awake ;)
Chucho lost to Fena 1/6 5/7

As much as i'd love to say some good words about Chucho's performance, it's not that easy. His body language in the first set was :o He didn't run, didn't fight, looked like he really didn't care when he lost his serve for the first time. It was a little bit better in the second, he led with a break but couldn't hold it. Then had chance to break again but didn't take it. He missed some really important and easy points :sad: Well, i know that every point looks easy when sitting in front of tv but he really should've won some of them. His attitude was poor and that's what made me little disappointed.

bad gambler
08-12-2006, 02:57 AM
Agree - thumbs down on that performance I mean it wasn't as if Gonzo played out of his skin today either.

Too many basic errors :o

08-12-2006, 06:13 AM
Well, I just discovered about the result and no, this isn't great news to wake up to. Thanks for the reviews guys.

Action Jackson
08-12-2006, 08:24 AM
It was a good performance by Gonzo, he mixed it up well and he has played Chucho so many times that he knows what to do to defeat him and that showed up again.

Chucho's 2nd serve was very weak and he shat himself out there, it's the problem he has to overcome in these matches. Gonzo only made 1 unforced error in the 1st set, it was a good week for Chucho however inspite of the poor performance in this match.

Action Jackson
08-14-2006, 07:48 AM
Chucho is playing with Prieto again in the doubles today.

Action Jackson
08-14-2006, 07:49 AM
Chucho has a tough match against Wawrinka in the 1st round, but at least one of them I like will get through to the next round.

(1) Federer v Srichaphan
Murray v Henman
Grosjean v Tursunov
Mathieu v (16) Ginepri

(9) Roddick v Bracciali
Gicquel v Vliegen
Spadea v Seppi
Chela v (6) Davydenko

(3) Nalbandian v De Voest
Wawrinka v Acasuso
Fish v Mahut
Massu v (13) Gonzalez

(10) Ferrer v Moya
Martin v Almagro
Monfils v Safin
T. Johansson v (8) Baghdatis

(7) Robredo v Gasquet
Mirnyi v Malisse
Serra v Benneteau
Djokovic v (12) Nieminen

(18) Hrbaty v Goldstein
Vik v Sanguinetti
Youzhny v Phau
Rusedski v (4) Ljubicic

(6) Blake v Santoro
Bjorkman v Ferrero
Gimelstob v Lopez
Soderling v (11) Berdych

(14) Haas v Verdasco
Dlouhy v Simon
Lee v Clement
Querrey v (2) Nadal

bad gambler
08-14-2006, 07:54 AM
Well based on his performance against Gonzo, stick a fork in him.

But seriously hopefully there will be no letdown factor after his strong showing in Toronto - to be taken seriously on hardcourt he has to string together consistent results on the surface.


Action Jackson
08-14-2006, 07:57 AM
I made some comments about in the Acasuso game thread as well.

The conditions are a bit quicker here than in Toronto, but he made the QFs last year and that will be harder this time around. Stani is far from an easy opponent and that match in Barcelona came after he gave Safin a beatdown.

Just see what happens to him here, but he should be seeded for the US Open.

08-14-2006, 08:03 AM
Fondue Boy :lol:

Anyway, i was glad to find out that Chucho and Prieto teamed up again in doubles. They're playing polish pair in the first round (Matkowski/Fyrstenberg). I'll be torn :/

Vamos Argentina!

Action Jackson
08-14-2006, 08:08 AM
Fondue Boy is a term of endearment and it comes from a group of Swiss Frenchies that I know and I couldn't remember all their names, so I called them the Fondue Boys.

08-15-2006, 05:52 AM
Today's OOP:

Court 3 start 11:00 AM
M Mirnyi (BLR) vs X Malisse (BEL)
R Soderling (SWE) vs (11)T Berdych (CZE)
N Djokovic (SCG) vs (12)J Nieminen (FIN)
(WC)S Wawrinka (SUI) vs J Acasuso (ARG)
Djokovic/Verdasco vs (WC)Goldstein/Thomas

Busy day for our Big Man.

08-15-2006, 10:36 PM
Fondue boy too strong for Chucho. He had his chances though... led in the second with a break, but couldn't hold it. Looks like his first adventure with top20 is going to be quite short.

bad gambler
08-16-2006, 01:26 AM
I was half expecting this result - would love to know how both played though for anyone who was able to watch it?

08-16-2006, 06:29 AM
Well, that match wasn't easy on the paper, I suppose it hasn't been in reality. I also would appreciate some comments from ppl who happen to have seen it.

They won the doubles. ;)

Action Jackson
08-16-2006, 06:30 AM
Jess saw it and said basically in the last Chucho was hitting a lot of shots long.

08-16-2006, 06:52 AM
I see.

08-16-2006, 09:22 AM
They defeated my boys :sad: who haven't won a match since I can't remember when... :sad: But well, better them than some other guys :p

08-16-2006, 10:01 AM
That's the spirit Kasia! :yeah: ;)

Well done boys and good luck in the next round which doesn't look that easy. :wavey:

08-17-2006, 01:59 PM
End of the road in Cincy. They lost to Knowles & Nestor.

08-17-2006, 10:07 PM
poor guys.
at least George is still cracking me up with the thread title :lol: :yeah:

bad gambler
08-18-2006, 05:06 AM
lol I didn't even know he was playing New Haven :D

08-18-2006, 10:48 PM
Main draw:

(1) BLAKE, James USA/Bye
VIK, Robin CZE vs. SANTORO, Fabrice FRA
Bye/(13) MALISSE, Xavier BEL
(12) CHELA, Juan Ignacio ARG/Bye
PHAU, Bjorn GER vs. SEPPI, Andreas ITA
BRACCIALI, Daniele ITA vs. MAHUT, Nicolas FRA
Bye/(6) ACASUSO, Jose ARG

(4) NIEMINEN, Jarkko FIN/Bye
Bye/(14) MASSU, Nicolas CHI
(10)CALLERI, Agustin ARG/Bye
Bye/(5) FERRER, David ESP

(7) VERDASCO, Fernando/Bye
BENNETEAU, Julien vs. HORNA, Luis
VOLANDRI, Filippo vs. LOPEZ, Feliciano
Bye/(11) BJORKMAN, Jonas
(WC) QUERREY, Sam vs. MARTIN, Alberto
qualifier vs. qualifier
Bye/(3/WC)BAGHDATIS, Marcos

(8) ROCHUS, Olivier/Bye
(WC) GIMELSTOB, Justin vs. SIMON, Gilles
qualifier vs. qualifier
Bye/(9/WC)MONFILS, Gael
(16) SRICHAPHAN, Paradorn/Bye
ALMAGRO, Nicolas vs. WAWRINKA, Stanislas
CLEMENT, Arnaud vs. SERRA, Florent
Bye/(2) DAVYDENKO, Nikolay

Good luck Big Guy :wavey:

08-21-2006, 07:22 AM
Chucho is also playing doubles, associated to Chela. They're playing their 1st match today, 4pm, local time. Against Blake/Kalmanovitch

Action Jackson
08-21-2006, 01:13 PM
Chucho will be playing feisty Italian Bracciali in the 2nd round.

08-21-2006, 03:34 PM
I thought Mahut won. Or is the atp site just pulling my leg again?

Action Jackson
08-21-2006, 03:35 PM
It was Mahut that won.

08-21-2006, 07:13 PM
Good luck Chucho, :rocker2: you should have a better ranking ! :)

08-21-2006, 09:21 PM
Chucho & Chela def Blake/Kalmanovich 6/1 6/4 :yeah: Bhupathi/Gimelstob or Matkowski/Fyrstenberg are up next. Polish guys don't get easy draws these days.

08-22-2006, 06:56 AM
Chucho's 1st match today on Court 2, starting 10am, local time.

08-22-2006, 03:47 PM
He won. Mahut retired. Final score 7/5 3/3.

Action Jackson
08-22-2006, 03:49 PM
Chucho now plays his doubles partner for this week Chubby Chela.

08-22-2006, 03:50 PM
Well, at least, you're avoiding a Chucho vs Seppi match.

08-22-2006, 10:47 PM
and btw, chicos are playing Matkowski/Fyrstenberg in the doubles qf but i'm going to say Poles from this point 'cause typing their names is pretty irritating even to me ;)

bad gambler
08-22-2006, 10:53 PM
Vamos and now beat Chela :yeah:

Action Jackson
08-23-2006, 04:55 PM
Chucho lost 7-6 6-2 to Chubby Chela, but he is still in the doubles.

08-23-2006, 06:57 PM
Oh well, he can train for the USO now.

08-24-2006, 03:38 PM
Poles won the dubles. Bummer.