DTT Daily Comments:
Tuesday 23:00 CET:
Hello, this is live comment from Foro Italico. Find hereunder a small recap of day 2 of this fourth DTT Masters Series and a preview of day 3:
All the seeds have won their match except Bjorki
(DTT Singles 4) who was upset by Jeronimo
(DTT Singles 19). Most of the matches were decided on the pick Fyrstenberg/Matkowski vs. Horna/Monaco where the Poles won 7/6(4) 6/7(2) 10-8. We have no proof yet that Jeronimo asked the Fyrstenberg/Matkowski to give up second set, so congrats to him for this major upset of the day. In QuarterFinals, 7 seeds will still be there, which promises a very High Quality DTT Day tomorrow.
No upset also that Allez-Alejo
(DTT Singles 25) did not appear on the court today (miracle did not occur). Is it the fear to play against Robin Hood or just due to the fact that Alarm Clock did not ring due to power cut in the Hotel in Roma, we do not know ...
Tomorrow is the day of QuarterFinals with the following matches:
(DTT Singles 1) vs. MuriloBrasil
(DTT Singles 11): MuriloBrasil
, the DTT Doubles specialist has better results than Gigi
since the beginning of this tournament (5 vs. 4). So, as he has a bye to enter SF in Doubles, MuriloBrasil
is really focusing for his first Masters Series Semi-Final in Singles. On the other hand, Gigi
would really like to keep his number 1 rank after this tournament and, with results of today, it is mandatory to go through if he wants it ! But, I would pick for a tight match with win from MuriloBrasil
(DTT Singles 3) vs. Robin Hood
(DTT Singles 7): 4-4 for correct picks since beginning of tournament. Robin Hood
did not have to face an opponent today whereas diego36arg had to struggle against trucul to qualify (Argentine pair Horna/Monaco
loss helped him to qualify ... Hmmmm ....no comment). This Argentina-Brazil clash will be very interesting but diego36arg will be clear favourite after his 2 excellent previous weeks.
(DTT Singles 6) vs. Boarder35m
(DTT Singles 8): second consecutive German opponent for Drikke
for a European shock. Boarder35m
needs to confirm his win in Monte-Carlo and Drikke
is the perfect opponent to assess his potential. Maybe, Drikke
will be more fresh because he deliberately chose not to send picks for first Round but Boarder35m
will have more practice on this Foro Italico court. So, very difficult to know who will win but I would pick Drikke
because he already made 2 SemiFinals in Masters Series this year.
(DTT Singles 9) vs. Jeronimo
(DTT Singles 19): will the excentric Venezuelian who made the only upset of second round be able to cause a new upset against experienced Romanian ? Georg has a 0-2 record in Masters Series QF whereas Jeronimo reaches his first QF. But, Jeronimo has just finished playing a long night session match in Doubles (with a nice win) which could be double-edged: either this could bring fatigue tomorrow or a huge boost for his Singles Match !
Latest breaking news is that Jeronimo/lucho_coria
pair (DTT Team 6) have just beaten Kielian/Boarder35m
(DTT Team 14) after a long night session match. Other seeds playing today have lost their match: diego36arg/trucul
, after their singles match where they played against each other, were not playing homogeneously, so they lost to Drikke/vamos israel
new team, who deserved their win. Other newcomer, marr/MZverev-Fan
team and is really showing huge potential.
Tomorrow will be first part of Semi-Finals with the following matches:
- Robin Hood/MuriloBrasil
(DTT Team 2) vs. Drikke/vamos israel
(NR): first match of the tournament for the number 1 seed team. Will they suffer from lack of practicing this week ? These 2 teams had the best score of the day (4 picks so far), so Brasilian Dream Team will have to fight to win but they are clear favourite for their 3rd final in Masters Series.
(DTT Team 6) vs. marr/MZverev-Fan
(NR): after their late match today, Jeronimo/lucho_coria
will have to find some energy to play against this new promising team. Jeronimo
is also playing Singles, so it may be too much for this team tomorrow. I would vote for a new major upset of marr/MZverev-Fan
team but let us see tomorrow ...