Today after match in interview he already mentioned he's flying tommorow for Hamburg and will play there on tuesday. Considering his draw i'm glad he is serious and that he wants to perform well there as well.
Cipolla is a clay-courter but he really has no weapons to threaten Marin, unless Marin plays alot under his recent level. After that Robredo who has been injured for a long time and stands very little chance against Marin IMO.
That would already bring him QF and defence of those 90 pts he got last year, and there strongest player he can get is Troicki which isn't that bad of a draw for atp500 QF....
But first celebrate some and then take a little rest Marin.
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6:3, 6:4, finding out the rythm. It would be better. Next one is Del Bonis, after that should be Albert Ramos or Rosol. He should reach semis, hope he is not tired.
If he reach the final or win a title he will be 13th.
he's Playing a lot of tennis and that's no good. Next few months are very important for him and I hope he doesn't run out of steam! But he's in hamburg and it's a great draw so he should make the best of it and focus on taking the title.
If he make a final he will be 13th player of the world and 12th seed at the Olympics because Fish pulled out.
With current form, I think that would bring him quaters. And than, who knows. But he is far away from final here and that quaters.
As first, let's see how he will play today.
I hope he will not get tired. He will need to play 2 Masters in August and than USO. That's really alot of tennis. But he is strong guy, he can deal with it.
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He had alot of problems until 4:3 in the 1st set. He lost 10 points on his serve, but faced only one BP. Mostly because he couldn't hit 1st serve in the first few service games. On the other side he had 30:30 twice.
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First ace on first set ball. Good. Del Bonis had 15:30 on Marin's 2nd serve.
Btw, if he pass this he will play vs Albert Ramos who beat him half year ago in Shangai.
Potential opponent in the semis is Haas (d. Simon). It would be sweet to beat Haas in Germany one more time (Wimbledon 2009). But Haas beat Federer in the final last month, so he is in top form.
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