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Stepanek def. Gonzalez 6-4 7-6(4)

Grinder
01-11-2007, 03:54 AM
Not as close as the score looks. Pretty much what it came down to:

-First set went well on serve till *4-5, Feña serving. Radek decided to throw in a bunch of off pace shots to Gonzo's backhand, Gonzo got frustrated and went for the big forehand and got broken.
-Gonzo did better in the second set, but the whole match he couldn't touch Sexy's serve and Radek dominated the TB

Solid from Stylin' Radek. :yeah:

El Legenda
01-11-2007, 03:56 AM
Ljubicic vs Radek for 3rd place? :confused:

Fergie
01-11-2007, 03:58 AM
Not a good result Feña :o

Sparko1030
01-11-2007, 04:01 AM
:awww: Fernando At least its just an exhibition and its Fena's first match of the season. Hopefully he'll have better results against his next opponant (is it Haas?).

Deboogle!.
01-11-2007, 04:14 AM
Ljubicic vs Radek for 3rd place? :confused:no, because they're in the loser's bracket. 3rd place will be Safin vs one of the Andys.

if Stepanek keeps wearing that outfit, he'll win a lot of matches just from blinding his opponents :scared:

El Legenda
01-11-2007, 04:19 AM
no, because they're in the loser's bracket. 3rd place will be Safin vs one of the Andys.

if Stepanek keeps wearing that outfit, he'll win a lot of matches just from blinding his opponents :scared:

yeah, just had a little chat with IvanLjubicic about it...
Federer vs Andy final
loser2nd
Andy vs Safin 3rd place
loser gets 4th
Ivan vs Stepanek 5th place
loser6th
Gonzo vs Haas 7th
loser 8th

Deboogle!.
01-11-2007, 04:22 AM
yeah, just had a little chat with IvanLjubicic about it...
Federer vs Andy final
loser2nd
Andy vs Safin 3rd place
loser gets 4th
Ivan vs Stepanek 5th place
loser6th
Gonzo vs Haas 7th
loser 8thYep, exactly

A few years ago they had this graphical draw thing that was confusing at first but ultimately made it much clearer to figure all this out :p

El Legenda
01-11-2007, 04:24 AM
Yep, exactly

A few years ago they had this graphical draw thing that was confusing at first but ultimately made it much clearer to figure all this out :p

Do they get more money for winning or is it just appearance fee to play 3 matches?

Deboogle!.
01-11-2007, 04:26 AM
Do they get more money for winning or is it just appearance fee to play 3 matches?i'm sure they all get a nice appearance fee... the winner gets an ugly bulbous trophy, but I don't know if they win any more money if they win or come in at a particular place... I'd imagine so, though, that at least the overall winner gets something extra? :scratch:

El Legenda
01-11-2007, 04:40 AM
i'm sure they all get a nice appearance fee... the winner gets an ugly bulbous trophy, but I don't know if they win any more money if they win or come in at a particular place... I'd imagine so, though, that at least the overall winner gets something extra? :scratch:

i think the money pool is probably like MM tourny. 430k-600k.

Homo_Esperanto
01-11-2007, 04:41 AM
Radek seems to be in quite a good shape lately after his long off-tennis time cuz of neck injury.

Yesterday a good fight against Fed, today Gonzo in two. Haven`t expected that really.

I am just excited what he will reach in the AO

CmonAussie
01-11-2007, 05:07 AM
Do they get more money for winning or is it just appearance fee to play 3 matches?

:wavey:
A few years ago I remember seeing them hand out the winners check to Agassi [2003] during the final presentation~~ at that time it was ~$60,000:cool:
...
Still I`m sure they get a lot more money for just showing up in the 1st place;)

Patxy
01-11-2007, 05:18 AM
Well done, Radek!!! :D :yippee: :cool:

http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/6558/7215db00bc4bagsw9.jpg
:rolls:

jazar
01-11-2007, 06:47 AM
http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/6558/7215db00bc4bagsw9.jpg


what is that up radeks shirt? is it fashion or did he fall over? anyway, he seems to have a bit of form.

fernando :sad:

TheHawk
01-11-2007, 12:49 PM
fernando :sad:
It was Gonzalez's first official match, not sure he did well to skip the pre-Aussie events. Glad he'll get another match with Haas before the Open.

Blue Heart24
01-11-2007, 12:52 PM
Well,not good for Fernando,but it's only a exibition.
He'll be good at AO :D

Horatio Caine
01-11-2007, 01:42 PM
OMG...what is Radek wearing? :tape: :o

RogiFan88
01-11-2007, 02:00 PM
Not a good result Feña :o


Fergie, give Fena a break! He's been off for ages resting that shoulder of his and it's only an exo. He'll have a chance to win his next match and if it's Haas, he better beat him! ;)

ChinoRios4Ever
01-11-2007, 07:21 PM
it's only an exo :p