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Old 08-17-2010, 02:45 AM   #136
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Sam qualified but unfortuantely he drew the top seed Blaz Kavcic in the MD.
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Old 08-17-2010, 02:31 PM   #137
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Sam lost in straihts. A shame that he drew a tough opponent in the first round as it would have been nice to see him get a few MD wins considering how much he hates the place.
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Old 08-26-2010, 04:02 AM   #138
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Sam is has moved on to Kazakhstan this week where he is playing in a 50k event in Astana. He qualified and then won his first round match against Daniel Yoo. Plays third seed Andrej Martin next.
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Go the big Groth.
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Old 08-27-2010, 02:29 AM   #140
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Groth lost to Andrej Martin 76 64. Was hoping he might of have gone on a bit of a run here but not to be.
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Sam is continuing to play in Turkey this week with a 10k future in Antalya. So far so good for Sam.
R1: Samuel GROTH (AUS) (3) defeated Barkin YALCINKALE (TUR) 6-3 6-0
R2: Samuel GROTH (AUS) (3) defeated Norbert GOMBOS (SVK) 6-3 6-2
QF: Samuel GROTH (AUS) (3) Vs Artem SMIRNOV (UKR) (5)

Hopefully he can get past Smirnov as a fairly easy semi will await him if he wins.
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Good work Sam, keep going. He seems to have been more interested in following his wife around the tour lately (understandabley, as she has been enjoying some success lately). It is good to see him playing some tourneys.
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It is pleasing to see him win so easily as well.
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It is nice to see the Turks treating Sam so well and it is starting to show in his results. Considering this is a 10k clay tournament you would expect Sam to have a few problems because of his game style (serve and volley) but it seems from the scorelines that he is playing very well. You would think he will go fairly deep in this tournament, perhaps even win it, but he really needs to do well here because where he currently stands he is not going anywhere fast. Come on Sam, take it home.
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Sam is into the final.

QF: Samuel GROTH (AUS) (3) defeated Artem SMIRNOV (UKR) (495) (5) 6-0 7-5
SF: Samuel GROTH (AUS) (3) defeated Ergun ZORLU (TUR) (1703) 6-3 7-6(3)
F: Samuel GROTH (AUS) (3) Vs Radu ALBOT (MDA) (583) (8)

Good luck in the Final Sam. A fortnight ago Albot took Schoorel to three sets and has recorded a couple of other decent results but I think Sam would be the slight favourite.

BTW I'm pretty sure this is on the hard. I'm not sure why the ATP has clay listed as the surface as the ITF has it listed as Hard and the tournament website also lists it as hard.
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Good week so far, I'm pretty confident he can get the win here, good luck Sam.
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cmon Grothy a big finish to the year would be good!!
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come on Samuel
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Default Re: Samuel Groth: The Forgotten Australian

Sam tweeted a couple of hours ago:
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Won my first futures title in a year and a half! Good to get the winning feeling again!!
Not sure what the score was but great news for him and hopefully it is the start of his rise back to where he once was.
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Wow, didn't realize it had been that long. Good for him!
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