btw, most of time, when played indoors and the scoreboard indicates "rain delay", it's just that there is no "medical time out" button on some of the tablets used by the chair umpires of some smaller tournaments.
(1)Aljaz Bedene (SLO) vs (LL)Martin Fischer (AUT)
Pierre-Hugues Herbert (FRA) def Jonathan Dasnieres De Veigy (FRA) 6-3 7-6(3)
Albano Olivetti (FRA) vs Kenny De Schepper (FRA)
Peter Torebko (GER) vs (7)Florent Serra (FRA)
(3)Ruben Bemelmans (BEL) vs (WC)Gregoire Burquier (FRA) (q)Fabrice Martin (FRA) vs (q)Dominic Thiem (AUT)
Maxime Authom (BEL) vs (q)Laurynas Grigelis (LTU)
Jamie Baker (GBR) vs (5)Michael Llodra (FRA)
(6)Matthias Bachinger (GER) vs (WC)Julien Obry (FRA)
Michal Przysiezny (POL) vs (WC)Marc Gicquel (FRA) (WC)Maxime Teixeira (FRA) vs Vincent Millot (FRA)
Adrian Mannarino (FRA) vs (4)Olivier Rochus (BEL)
Yannick Mertens (BEL) def (9)Federico Delbonis (ARG) 6-1 7-6(3)
Charles-Antoine Brezac (FRA) def Filip Krajinovic (SRB) 6-7(5) 6-4 6-3
Niels Desein (BEL) vs Philipp Oswald (AUT) (q)Illya Marchenko (UKR) vs (2)Andreas Haider-Maurer (AUT)
Last edited by SKozak : 10-09-2012 at 06:28 AM.
Reason: new info
Seriously , after such a season going back to South America and playing the Ch in Argentina, Uruguay etc. seemed like the best option by far! He would've had a great shot at winning more than 1 of those. Posted in a thread in GM addressing his terrible scheduling but he keeps surprising me with these decisions.
I think he wants to be more than a clay specialist but he needs to commit himself to making the top 100. He needs to grow up and start putting things together.
I agree, he used to play a lot more in the South American clay Challengers and maybe it's like he doesn't want to go 'back to that stage' and wants to move forward, test himself constantly in Europe and play in different surfaces. It's not a terrible choice but at this point in his career and considering his results along the year, certainly not the most wise. Needs to focus in getting his ranking up and make top 100, that was his main goal at the start of the season. Look at Rufin who is similar in age, playing Quito last week, now in San Juan and earlier in the year he also travelled to play Salinas and a few more. A stage in your career were you have to priorize the points IMO