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Old 07-01-2011, 08:48 AM   #841
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Lost to another good young player, Klizan, in R2. Disappointing lost though really. I thought he had a good shot at this weeks tournament.
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Old 07-12-2011, 06:55 PM   #842
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Pippo lost in R1 of San Benedetto losing to Ungur 0-6 6-1 4-6. He only won 4 points in the first set, but fought hard. Unfortunately, Ungur eventually overpowered Pippo gaining a break at the end of the match.

So, Filo's results of late haven't been too good. This week he is in Bastad and defeated Robredo in R1 7-5 5-5 ret. A fortunate draw and result, playing Robredo who was coming back from, and is still dealing with, leg problems.

He plays the winner of Kukushkin and Haider-Maurer in Thursday so this is a great opportunity for an ATP QF. He needs to take advantage.
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Old 07-13-2011, 07:57 AM   #843
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Lets all keep our fingers crossed!
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Filippo lost 3-6 6-7(7) to Haider-Maurer. He led 5-2 in the second set, and served for the set at 5-3, being broken to love. Had a 4-1 tiebreak lead as well.

Unfortunately his recent form hasn't been very good. He doesn't defend too much the rest of the year, but every win helps. Hopefully he can bounce back.

He'll likely receive a WC and play a challenger in Orbetello next week.
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Old 07-16-2011, 03:04 PM   #845
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Hopefully if he decides to play there he has a good week. Nothing less than SF.
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He did receive a WC in Orbetello and plays Di Mauro in R1. That should be a victory. Hopefully he goes deep this event.
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He beat Di Mauro 63 64. Comfortable R1 win.
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Average match overall. Plays Goffin in R2. He'll need to play better.
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Filippo won his R2 match 6-3 7-5 over Goffin. He played well and served bigger than usual. He seems motivated to do well in this event.

His next opponent is Benoit Paire on Friday in the QF. Another difficult match, hopefully he continues playing well.
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Paire is very difficult, playing well at the moment, but Filo can realistically win this event and give him some good ranking points.
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Filippo won 6-4 6-4. Played a good match, his best of the week so far. He won 12 straight points from 4-*3 to win the match.

Plays Romain Jouan in the SF. A great opportunity to win this event now, and he would move to #72 in the rankings if he does.
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The MD for Umag next week is also out, and he plays a WC in R1, so he has a great opportunity to build on this week in Croatia. But first things first, he needs to win this event.
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Yeah great chance to win this now. In R2 next week he would play Dolgopolov which would be a good match, but as you say for now he just needs to win this.
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Filo won 6-1 6-4 today! He played his best match of the week today, good throughout. Jouan played well in the middle of the second set but Pippo withstood the run and won the match by breaking Jouan. He hit a backhand passing shot and then a winning forehand to close out the match.

Pippo plays Matteo Viola for the championship, it's a must win match for him.
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Wishing Pippo the best of luck. Double fingers crossed!
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