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Old 02-03-2009, 03:44 AM   #1
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Default 2009 Chameleon Hardcourt Season Thread [Part I]

Welcome to the official parking space for hardcourt tournament commentary (and livescoring too!) for Rotterdam, Marseille, Dubai, Indian Wells, and Miami.

*at present, there doesn't appear to be a good summary title for this awkard time in the calendar. For right now, it's going to be a "chameleon" thread and I'll change the name for each tournament in the series of 5. If we haven't come up with something by the end, I'll wrap it up with 2009 Hardcourt Season Thread [Part 1] (or something similar) for archival purposes.

ABN AMRO WORLD TENNIS TOURNAMENT
Rotterdam Main Draw:


Rafael Nadal [ESP/1] vs. Simone Bolelli [ITA]
Grigor Dimitrov [BUL] vs. Tomas Berdych [CZE]
Qualifier vs. Dimitry Tursunov [RUS]
Jesse Huta Galung [NED/WC] vs. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga [FRA/7]

Nikolay Davydenko [RUS/3] vs. Igor Andreev [RUS]
Julien Benneteau [FRA] vs. Feliciano Lopez [ESP]
Ivo Karlovic [CRO] vs. Michael Llodra [FRA]
Qualifier vs. Gael Monfils [FRA/5]

Ferrer, David [ESP/6] vs. Jurgen Melzer [AUT]
Qualifier vs. Mikhail Youzhny [RUS]
Rainer Schuettler [GER] vs. Mario Ancic [CRO]
Philipp Kohlschreiber [GER] vs. Gilles Simon [FRA/4]

Robin Soderling [SWE/8] vs. Qualifier
Richard Gasquet [FRA] vs. Paul-Henri Mathieu [FRA]
Thiemo De Bakker [NED/WC] vs. Andreas Seppi [ITA]
Ivan Ljubicic [CRO] vs. Andy Murray [GBR/2]


Qualifying Draw:
Marc Gicquel [FRA/1] vs. Matwe Middelkoop [NED/WC]
Laurent Recouderc [FRA] vs. Olivier Rochus [BEL/5]

Teimuraz Gabashvili [RUS/2] vs. Santiago Giraldo [COL]
Stephane Bohli [SUI] vs. Benjamin Becker [GER/7]

Arnaud Clement [FRA/3] vs. Danai Udomchoke [THA]
Josselin Ouanna [FRA] vs. Mathieu Montcourt [FRA/8]

Sergiy Stakhovsky [UKR/4] vs. Justin Eleveld [NED/WC]
Ignacio Coll-Riudavets [ESP/WC] vs. Evgeny Korolev [RUS/6]




Let’s see how well I do with taking the month of February off… Allez Gillou!!!!

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Old 02-03-2009, 10:27 AM   #2
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Default Re: 2009 Winter Indoor Hardcourt Season Thread

He will probably be seeded 4
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Old 02-03-2009, 01:20 PM   #3
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Default Re: 2009 Winter Indoor Hardcourt Season Thread

It may be better to remove "indoor" from the title and add Dubai, Indian Wells & Miami so we won't be cluttering up the forum with a new thread every two weeks.
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Old 02-03-2009, 02:18 PM   #4
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Default Re: 2009 Hardcourt Season Thread

It makes sense to group those five tourneys together since they're following each other and belong to the same part of the season (even though we can't define it). As for the US/Asian hardcourt tourneys after the clay and grass season, I guess it will make sense to start a new thread by then, for it will be "another" Gillou in another situation (ranking & form wise).
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Default Re: 2009 [???] Hardcourt Season Thread

You're really struggling with this, huh?

Early 2009 hardcourt season?
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Default Re: 2009 [???] Hardcourt Season Thread

"The 2009 Rotterdam, Marseille, Dubai, Indian Wells, and Miami Thread"

It looks like a great lineup! I wonder if Kolya will still be out with his ankle(?) injury?
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Default Re: 2009 Chameleon Hardcourt Season Thread: Rotterdam

where is gilles playing first and when?
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Old 02-06-2009, 08:36 AM   #8
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Default Re: 2009 Chameleon Hardcourt Season Thread: Rotterdam

The draw is being made today isn't it? Does anyone know if we're going to be able to get live streaming of it?
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Default Re: 2009 Chameleon Hardcourt Season Thread: Rotterdam

His draw:
[1] Rafael Nadal (ESP) - Simone Bolelli (ITA)
[WC] Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) - Tomas Berdych (CZE)
Qualifier - Dmitry Tursunov (RUS)
[WC] Jesse Huta Galung (NED) - [7] Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)

[3] Nikolay Davydenko (RUS) - Igor Andreev (RUS)
Julien Benneteau (FRA) - Feliciano Lopez (ESP)
Ivo Karlovic (CRO) - Michael Llodra (FRA)
Qualifier - [5] Gael Monfils (FRA)

[6] David Ferrer (ESP) - Jurgen Melzer (AUT)
Qualifier - Mikhail Youzhny (RUS)
Rainer Schuettler (GER) - Mario Ancic (CRO)
Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) - [4] Gilles Simon (FRA)

[8] Robin Soderling (SWE) - Qualifier
Richard Gasquet (FRA) - Paul-Henri Mathieu (FRA)
[WC] Thiemo de Bakker (NED) - Andreas Seppi (ITA)
Ivan Ljubicic (CRO) - [2] Andy Murray (GBR)
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Default Re: 2009 Chameleon Hardcourt Season Thread: Rotterdam

Their h2h:
2007 Rotterdam Hard (I) P.KOHLSCHREIBER 3-6 1-3 RET
2007 Dubai Hard (O) G.SIMON 6-4 6-4
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Default Re: 2009 Chameleon Hardcourt Season Thread: Rotterdam

The second half is more weak. A semi with Muzza would be nice
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Default Re: 2009 Chameleon Hardcourt Season Thread: Rotterdam

That's a rather good draw for him (even though pics is getting back on form). Let's hope he will make the best of it.
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Default Re: 2009 Chameleon Hardcourt Season Thread: Rotterdam

Not too bad of a draw


gaaaahhhhh, possible 2nd round against Mario...not agaiiiiiin
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lol what if he loses to philip!
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Default Re: 2009 Chameleon Hardcourt Season Thread: Rotterdam

What happened in 2007 Rotterdam? Did Gilles retire on injury?
I wonder if Gilles or Tutu will give a call to Santoro to get a few pointers on Kohli's present state of form and game.
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