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Old 08-31-2010, 10:20 PM   #1
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Default Week 38: Bogota, Colombia

Week 38: Bogota, Colombia



Location: Bogota, Colombia
Type: $75K+H
Surface: Outdoor Clay
Starting Date: September 20
2009 Champion: Carlos Salamanca (Colombia)
Tournament website:
http://www.copapetrobrasdetenis.com.br/

Entry List:

Main Draw
1. Alejandro Falla (COL) 65
2. Ramón Delgado (PAR) 133
3. Joăo Souza (BRA) 134
4. Carlos Salamanca (COL) 140
5. Marcos Daniel (BRA) 149
6. Kevin Kim (EUA) 151
7. Izak Van der Merwe (RSA) 154
8. Jorge Aguilar (CHI) 173
9. Andre Begemann (GER) 176
10. Jose Acasuso (ARG) 177
11. Diego Hartfield (ARG) 192
12. Reda El Amrani (MAR) 198
13. Caio Zampieri (BRA) 203
14. Robert Farah (COL) 215
15. Paul Capdeville (CHI) 219
16. Júlio Silva (BRA) 228
17. Riccardo Ghedin (ITA) 244
18. Sebastian Decoud (ARG) 254
19. Ricardo Hocevar (BRA) 255
20. Martin Alund (ARG) - 270
21. Facundo Bagnis (ARG) 275
22. Juan Carlos Cabal (COL) 280

Alternates:

1. Dutra Da Silva, Rogerio BRA 282
2. Estrella, Victor DOM 285
3. Pella, Guido ARG 292
4. # Galdon, Pablo ARG 325
5. Molteni, Andres ARG 326
6. Klec, Ivo SVK 330
7. Amado, Juan-Pablo ARG 334
8. Klaasen, Raven RSA 338
9. Ouellette, Greg USA 350
10. Sadecky, Alexander SUI 367
11. Boje-Ordonez, Agustin ESP 368
12. Valverde, Juan-Manuel ARG 373
13. Lopez Jaen, Miguel Angel ESP 376
14. Rivera-Aranguiz, Guillermo CHI 381
15. Poch-Gradin, Carles ESP 389
16. Molchanov, Denys UKR 390
17. Endara, Ivan ECU 391
18. Saavedra-Corvalan, Cristobal CHI 412
19. Ribeiro Neto, Eladio BRA 413
20. Garza, Daniel MEX 421
21. Yoo, Daniel KOR 422
22. Lopes, Tiago BRA 424
23. Duran, Guillermo ARG 432
24. Hensel, Kaden AUS 436
25. Trungelliti, Marco ARG 439
26. Picco, Agustin ARG 442
27. Miele, Andre BRA 454
28. Arguello, Facundo ARG 455
29. Thompson, Nathan USA 488
30. Satschko, Alex GER 510
31. Alvarez, Diego ARG 514
32. Raditschnigg, Max AUT 518
33. Nunez, Eric USA 581
34. Bardoczky, Kornel HUN 599
35. Pavic, Ante CRO 603
36. Strode, Blake USA 642
37. Roshan, Nima AUS 728
38. Sanchez, Manuel MEX 823
39. Fruttero, John Paul USA 907
40. Motti, Alessandro ITA 32750
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Tennis Tipping Highlights:
Singles
Challenger: 2011 W: Quito F: Alphen ; Bogota 1 2010 W: Istanbul F: Bogota 3 2009 F: Bogota 1 2008 W: Orleans
Doubles
ATP & Grand Slam: 2011 W: Umag (w/Belludal) 2009 W: Auckland (w/MuriloBrasil) F: Houston (w/MuriloBrasil)
Challenger: 2011 W: Genčve (w/Deathless Mortal) ; Bordeaux (w/karo_em9) ; Prague (w/karo_em9) ; Singapore (w/karo_em9) F: Scheveningen (w/karo_em9) 2010 W: Montevideo (w/karo_em9) ; Tampere (w/karo_em9) F: Bogota 3 (w/karo_em9) 2008 W: Campos dos Jordao (w/MuriloBrasil) ; Genova (w/MuriloBrasil) ; Orleans (w/MuriloBrasil) ; Cali (w/MuriloBrasil) ; Asuncion (w/MuriloBrasil)

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Old 08-31-2010, 10:24 PM   #2
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Chucho and Hartfield
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Old 09-01-2010, 12:59 AM   #3
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Loving the entry list. Nice to see Chucho on an entry list again. Falla coming here instead of playing indoors on his favorite surface, must be worried that ranking is about to slide in the wrong direction. I expect him to lose early here. Van Der Merwe on clay sounds interesting.

Daniel is the favorite for the title.
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Old 09-01-2010, 11:51 AM   #4
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anyone know why chucho didn't play the whole summer? injured again?

hope he will be there.
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Chucho has had knee problems.
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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
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Loving the entry list. Nice to see Chucho on an entry list again. Falla coming here instead of playing indoors on his favorite surface, must be worried that ranking is about to slide in the wrong direction. I expect him to lose early here. Van Der Merwe on clay sounds interesting.

Daniel is the favorite for the title.
Indoor is not Falla's favourite surface, more outdoor hard and grass. But good to see him also playing challengers to work on his ranking. He is too up and down on ATP-tour to make a solid ranking.
Bit much to travel to Asia in the week after, but apparently those Colombians love playing in their home country.
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Indoor is not Falla's favourite surface, more outdoor hard and grass. But good to see him also playing challengers to work on his ranking. He is too up and down on ATP-tour to make a solid ranking.
Bit much to travel to Asia in the week after, but apparently those Colombians love playing in their home country.
True, I meant hard court in general but you are absolutely right. He's better on hard than he is on clay, is what I should have said. But it is a smart decision for him to play this challenger and obviously the home crowd advantage should help him, guess he decided to head here after the Davis Cup and hopefully get some easy points. As you say, he's too inconsistent and not quite at the level to play only ATP events and keep a good ranking but he definitely is better than most challenger players.

He's defending over 200 points through the end of the year, those Cincinnati points he got a few weeks ago were very helpful for him, but he'll still need some decent results to keep in the top 100 by the end of the season.
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22 player draw?
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22 player draw?
22 direct acceptances + 2 SE + 4 WC + 4 Q

like in every other challenger
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22 direct acceptances + 2 SE + 4 WC + 4 Q

like in every other challenger
OMG, what was i thinking of?

Sorry, nevermind, bad mistake by me...
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Alternates:
1. Dutra Da Silva, Rogerio BRA 282
2. Estrella, Victor DOM 285
3. Pella, Guido ARG 292
4. # Galdon, Pablo ARG 325
5. Molteni, Andres ARG 326
6. Klec, Ivo SVK 330
7. Amado, Juan-Pablo ARG 334
8. Klaasen, Raven RSA 338
9. Ouellette, Greg USA 350
10. Sadecky, Alexander SUI 367
11. Boje-Ordonez, Agustin ESP 368
12. Valverde, Juan-Manuel ARG 373
13. Lopez Jaen, Miguel Angel ESP 376
14. Rivera-Aranguiz, Guillermo CHI 381
15. Poch-Gradin, Carles ESP 389
16. Molchanov, Denys UKR 390
17. Endara, Ivan ECU 391
18. Saavedra-Corvalan, Cristobal CHI 412
19. Ribeiro Neto, Eladio BRA 413
20. Garza, Daniel MEX 421
21. Yoo, Daniel KOR 422
22. Lopes, Tiago BRA 424
23. Duran, Guillermo ARG 432
24. Hensel, Kaden AUS 436
25. Trungelliti, Marco ARG 439
26. Picco, Agustin ARG 442
27. Miele, Andre BRA 454
28. Arguello, Facundo ARG 455
29. Thompson, Nathan USA 488
30. Satschko, Alex GER 510
31. Alvarez, Diego ARG 514
32. Raditschnigg, Max AUT 518
33. Nunez, Eric USA 581
34. Bardoczky, Kornel HUN 599
35. Pavic, Ante CRO 603
36. Strode, Blake USA 642
37. Roshan, Nima AUS 728
38. Sanchez, Manuel MEX 823
39. Fruttero, John Paul USA 907
40. Motti, Alessandro ITA 32750
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Alternates List added in the First Msg.
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ATP & Grand Slam: 2011 W: Umag (w/Belludal) 2009 W: Auckland (w/MuriloBrasil) F: Houston (w/MuriloBrasil)
Challenger: 2011 W: Genčve (w/Deathless Mortal) ; Bordeaux (w/karo_em9) ; Prague (w/karo_em9) ; Singapore (w/karo_em9) F: Scheveningen (w/karo_em9) 2010 W: Montevideo (w/karo_em9) ; Tampere (w/karo_em9) F: Bogota 3 (w/karo_em9) 2008 W: Campos dos Jordao (w/MuriloBrasil) ; Genova (w/MuriloBrasil) ; Orleans (w/MuriloBrasil) ; Cali (w/MuriloBrasil) ; Asuncion (w/MuriloBrasil)
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OMG, I forgot. This event is like the start of the fall S.A. clay tour!!!! This is definitely one of my favorite times in the year, so exciting!
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OUT: Acasuso, Falla (MD) + Pella, Klaasen, Boje-Ordonez, Valverde, Lopez Jaen, Poch-Gradin (ALT)
IN: Dutra Da Silva, Estrella
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Acasuso
Thought he was going to play again...

Falla makes sense, after DC.
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