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Truc 02-22-2009 09:12 PM

Acapulco 2009
 
The draw:

(1) NALBANDIAN, David ARG v QUALIFIER
DANIEL, Marcos BRA v MARTIN, Alberto ESP
VASSALLO ARGUELLO, Martin ARG v NAVARRO, Ivan ESP
FOGNINI, Fabio ITA v (7) GRANOLLERS, Marcel ESP

(4) ALMAGRO, Nicolas ESP v (WC) GONZALEZ, Santiago MEX
HERNANDEZ, Oscar ESP v STARACE, Potito ITA
LAPENTTI, Nicolas ECU v GIMENO-TRAVER, Daniel ESP
(WC) ECHAGARAY, Bruno MEX v (6) MONTANES, Albert ESP

(5) ACASUSO, Jose ARG v DABUL, Brian ARG
(WC) CHELA, Juan Ignacio ARG v QUALIFIER
MONACO, Juan ARG v KIM, Kevin USA
QUALIFIER v (3) ROBREDO, Tommy ESP

(8) MOYA, Carlos ESP v ANDUJAR, Pablo ESP
MAYER, Leonardo ARG v JUNQUEIRA, Diego ARG
BELLUCCI, Thomaz BRA v DEVILDER, Nicolas FRA
QUALIFIER v (2) MONFILS, Gael FRA

http://www.abiertomexicanodetenis.com/

simplet 02-22-2009 09:58 PM

Re: Acapulco 2009
 
I hope for him he took some spanish lessons.

That's a very good draw I think. Qualifier to start, just enough of a test on round two if he's rusty on clay, and the only good players in any kind of form in his half are Robredo, and maybe Monaco.

If he get to the finals he should play Nalbandian or Almagro if they don't lose before (which seems possible considering their current form, only I don't really see anyone capable of beating the two of them even on a bad day in their half).

All in all, he should be in the semi-finals at least, and has a good chance at a title.

TeamID 02-23-2009 07:03 AM

Re: Acapulco 2009
 
Why exactly did Le Monf decide to play in Acapulco instead of Dubai?

Truc 02-23-2009 09:19 AM

Re: Acapulco 2009
 
He didn't explain it clearly.
(It's La Monf, not Le Monf.)

Does anybody who his qualifier is? The qualifiers are Cuevas, Köllerer, Patience and Ramirez, it won't be easy.

Truc 02-23-2009 09:26 AM

Re: Acapulco 2009
 
It's not Cuevas, he's playing Chela today, but I can't find the updated draw, this tournament is a joy to follow...

simplet 02-23-2009 10:01 AM

Re: Acapulco 2009
 
They updated the draw with the qualifiers. He plays Patience : it's not a bad draw for him, but he might send home the only two other fenchies in the first two rounds!

http://www.atpworldtour.com/tennis/e...09/807/mds.pdf

Truc 02-23-2009 10:11 AM

Re: Acapulco 2009
 
Thanks! It's strange, your link only opens a PDF saying "-Tournament Information Not Yet Available-" here.

Yep, Patience was the best option imo. He lost to him last year in the Rome qualies, but it was a retirement, he had a stiff neck.
(He was still playing qualies against guys like Patience last year during the clay season!)

lisaplenske 02-23-2009 02:42 PM

Re: Acapulco 2009
 
I thought he would play dubai but acapulco is logic decision since he wants to try different things ,preparation to make a very good roland garros.
Good and Courageous experience imo.

Allez Gael!

Truc 02-24-2009 06:49 AM

Re: Acapulco 2009
 
4th match of the day today, so it will be pretty late for us in Europe (-7 hours in Acapulco and he should start around 5pm local time).
No joke, Gaël, please. You need to win at least 2 matches to stay in the top 10. Nico D lost, Bellucci is waiting in the 2nd round.

lisaplenske 02-24-2009 10:02 AM

Re: Acapulco 2009
 
I just checked the l'Equipe website and saw that gael reached top10 for the first time of his career
congrats!:kiss::yeah:
can he pass verdasco and reach 9 ranking?what result in acapulco has he to do?

Truc 02-24-2009 10:24 AM

Re: Acapulco 2009
 
I'm not an expert at all, but I think he can with a QF.
But as I said, he first needs to win his first 2 matches or Jo will pass him and Gaël will be out of the top 10 again.

Truc 02-24-2009 11:42 AM

Re: Acapulco 2009
 
He is on the DC team.

Jess22 02-24-2009 01:58 PM

Re: Acapulco 2009
 
In DC Team and top 10 great news :) Hopefully he can keep it up

Tess Gray 02-24-2009 07:24 PM

Re: Acapulco 2009
 
No livestream unfortunately:( So I guess we'll just have to watch the scoreboard...

It's so exciting that he's top ten :yeah: great achievement:D And selected for DC... :worship:

simplet 02-25-2009 12:34 AM

Re: Acapulco 2009
 
I put some money on him winning the tournament, and I almost never bet. He better deliver now!


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