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Old 10-29-2010, 06:47 PM   #1
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Default Swiss Indoors Basel, Switzerland, 1–7 November 2010

David and all his fans have to forget last "shock" vs. frenchman.
There is next tournament. David has confirmed his participation there:



Tournament Name: SWISS INDOORS BASEL
Location: BASEL, SWITZERLAND
Dates: 1–7 NOVEMBER 2010
Prize Money: €1,755,000 (Total Financial Commitment €1,225,000)
32 DRAW (16Q)

SITE: ST. JAKOBSHALLE BASEL
BRÜGLINGERSTRASSE 21
4052 BASEL
SURFACE: GREENSET
BALL: HEAD ATP
WEB SITE: www.davidoffswissindoors.ch

Qualifying draw: Friday, October 29, 9:00 p.m.
Main draw: Saturday, October 30, 4:00 p.m.
Doubles draw: Saturday, October 30, 6:00 p.m.

ATP Ranking Points
W: 500
F: 300
SF: 180
QF: 90
R16: 45
R32: 0
Q: +20
Q8: 10
Q16: 0



To date, the following players have confirmed their participation in the event:


Player, Country
Baghdatis Marcos CYP
Berdych Tomas CZE
Berrer Michael GER
Cilic Marin CRO
de Bakker Thiemo NDL
Djokovic Novak SRB
Dolgopolov Alexandr UKR
Federer Roger SUI
Gasquet Richard FR
Golubev Andrey KAZ
Gulbis Ernests LAT
Isner John USA
Istomin Denis UZB
Ljubicic Ivan CRO
Llodra Michael FR
Lu Yen-Hsun TPE
Malisse Xavier BEL
Mayer Florian GER
Melzer Jürgen AUT
Nalbandian David ARG
Petzschner Philipp GER
Querrey Sam USA
Roddick Andy USA
Tipsarevic Janko SRB
Troicki Viktor SRB
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Old 10-29-2010, 10:11 PM   #2
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Default Re: Swiss Indoors Basel, Switzerland, 1–7 November 2010

Seeding: October 25, 2010

1 Djokovic, Novak SRB 2
2 Federer, Roger SUI 3
3 Berdych, Tomas CZE 7
4 Roddick, Andy USA 10
5 Melzer, Jurgen AUT 13
6 Cilic, Marin CRO 14
7 Ljubicic, Ivan CRO 17
8 Baghdatis, Marcos CYP 18
OUT Fish, Mardy USA 19
10 Querrey, Sam USA 21
11 Isner, John USA 23
12 Gulbis, Ernests LAT 25
13 Llodra, Michael FRA 28
14 Nalbandian, David ARG 29
15 Gasquet, Richard FRA 30
16 Tipsarevic, Janko SRB 34
OUT Benneteau, Julien FRA 38
18 Golubev, Andrey KAZ 39
19 Istomin, Denis UZB 42
20 Lu, Yen-Hsun TPE 43
21 Mayer, Florian GER 45
22 de Bakker, Thiemo NED 46
23 Troicki, Viktor SRB 47
24 Dolgopolov, Alexandr UKR 48
25 Berrer, Michael GER 49
26 (Q)
27 (Q)
28 (Q)
29 (Q)
30 (WC) Bohli, Stephane SUI
31 (WC) Chiudinelli, Marco SUI
32 (WC)

Alternates
OUT Petzschner, Philipp GER 51
IN Malisse, Xavier BEL 55
OUT Chardy, Jeremy FRA 59
OUT Clement, Arnaud FRA 60

IN Giraldo, Santiago COL 61
1. Nieminen, Jarkko FIN 62
2. Kubot, Lukasz POL 63
OUT Anderson, Kevin RSA 64
3. Becker, Benjamin GER 65
4. Haase, Robin NED 67
5. Fognini, Fabio ITA 68
6. Chiudinelli, Marco SUI 69 (WC to MD)
7. Cuevas, Pablo URU 70
8. Serra, Florent FRA 71
OUT Zeballos, Horacio ARG 72
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Old 10-30-2010, 10:59 AM   #3
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Default Re: Swiss Indoors Basel, Switzerland, 1–7 November 2010

Hope a nice draw for David who is not seed this time. Wait and see till 4h00 PM
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Old 10-30-2010, 11:06 AM   #4
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Default Re: Swiss Indoors Basel, Switzerland, 1–7 November 2010

David will meet a qualifier in first round
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Default Re: Swiss Indoors Basel, Switzerland, 1–7 November 2010

The recent loss to Simons is really disappointing (he choked again serving for the match), but I am actually very proud of him that he NEVER lost in the 1st round of any tournament this year (when was the last time this happened???).

I really hope he could finish the year in the top 16, so as to avoid facing Federer/Nadal/Djokovic in the 3rd round of Australian Open next year.

My other worry is on his struggle to win the early matches of GS. He has been doing extremely poorly in GS for 4-5 years in a row (is he physically not fit to play 5-set matches?), so he rarely reaches the 4th round / QF of any GS in recent years.

I am thinking about Nalby when Dementieva retired yesterday. It would be very very sad to see Nalby not winning a GS when he retires. Hopefully he would stick around for another 3-4 years. If players like Haas/etc. could continue playing in their early 30s, then so could Nalby.
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Default Re: Swiss Indoors Basel, Switzerland, 1–7 November 2010

David was watching the draw yesterday in Basel ....





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Old 11-01-2010, 02:45 AM   #8
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Default Re: Swiss Indoors Basel, Switzerland, 1–7 November 2010

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The recent loss to Simons is really disappointing (he choked again serving for the match), ...I am thinking about Nalby when Dementieva retired yesterday. It would be very very sad to see Nalby not winning a GS when he retires. Hopefully he would stick around for another 3-4 years. If players like Haas/etc. could continue playing in their early 30s, then so could Nalby.
I was very disappointed by that lost too ...
I worry that after one-two such matches we will "loose" our David ...

has David enough "power" at this edge point?
hope he will fight again and show us his amazing tennis
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Old 11-01-2010, 09:00 PM   #9
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David will play tomorrow on 20.30 GMT

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they will start soon ...
good luck, David
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David just survived ... after 2 breakpoints...
he is leading 3-2 in first set
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David break Hajek
now 4-2 in first
coooooooooooool!
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Go Dave beat him well,

5-2 in first!
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David won first set !!!

6-3!!!
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Dave trying to brake in the second:

He did 6-3, 1-0 cooool!
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