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Old 04-21-2006, 04:56 PM   #106
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It seems someone has updated the Chucho page on Wikipedia.

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Well, this is obviously someone who knows his subject. A big thank you to that person.
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Chucho will be playing World Team Cup with Nalbandian and Gaudio in Dusseldorf.
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Lo ve y tiene Chucho

Acasuso dio el golpe en el debut: le ganó por cuarta vez en su carrera al español Ferrer, uno de los mejores en polvo y 19ø del mundo.

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Las historias personales pueden colarse y cobrar protagonismo, dejando al presente de cada uno en un segundo plano. José Acasuso marcha 34ø en el ranking y comenzó el año en forma auspiciosa, con el título en Viña del Mar —es uno de los 17 jugadores que fueron campeones en lo que va del año— y un promisorio debut en la Copa Davis. David Ferrer es, desde el año pasado, uno de los tres o cuatro mejores jugadores en polvo de ladrillo, de los que, sacando al monstruito Nadal, están para pelear por todas las finales de los torneos grandes. Figura 19ø del ranking y fue top ten en febrero.

Se enfrentaban en la primera rueda del Masters Series de Roma (2.100.000 euros en premios) y podía suponerse que el europeo era el candidato... Aquí es cuando entra en juego el historial: Chucho lo había derrotado en tres de los cuatro choques previos, sabía que el peso de su pelota y la fuerza del saque podían contrarrestar la paciencia, velocidad y contraataque del rival. El misionero festejó con un 7-5 y 6-0 su pase a segunda rueda en el Foro Itálico, donde enfrentará mañana al español Nicolás Almagro, campeón en Valencia.

Fue el 14ø triunfo de Chucho en el año y la 101 victoria de su carrera. Ferrer no sólo debió pelear contra Chucho, sino contra algunas molestias en el hombro derecho, que se tradujeron en la baja efectividad en el saque. Con la confianza que le otorgó el primer set peleado, Acasuso arrolló en el segundo. No la pudo hacer completa más tarde, cuando se unió a Juan Ignacio Chela para el doble: los polacos Mariusz Fyrstenberg y Marcin Matkowski por 7-6 (7-5), 6-7 (10-12) y 10-2 (tie-break). Justamente, los argentinos entraron al cuadro reemplazando a Ferrer y Rafael Nadal, por el problema de hombro del primero.

Ahora llegará Almagro y toda su confianza, con un probable choque de octavos ante el ruso Nikolay Davydenko (6ø) para el que avance. Chucho puede y es consciente de ello: no fue a Barcelona y se preparó en Buenos Aires para que la segunda parte de la gira que termina en Roland Garros sea inolvidable.


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Acasuso won on his debut for the fourth time against Ferrer, who is one of the best players on clay.

Acasuso began the year in good form winning in Viña del Mar ranked 34th in the world and one of the 17 title winners for the year and a promising Davis Cup debut. Since last year Ferrer is one of the top 3 or 4 players on clay except for that freak Nadal.

On the rankings Ferrer was the favourite, but Chucho had defeated 3 out of 4 times. Acasuso´s serve and "weight" of shot won over speed and retrieving skills from Ferrer. The misionero celebrated with a 7-5 and 6-0 to make the second round, where will face tomorrow the champion from Valencia Nicolas Almagro the Spaniard.

It was Chucho's 14th win of the year and the 100th of his career. Ferrer struggled with a right shoulder problem at the end of the 1st set and his serve was effected in the 2nd set. After getting a hard fought 1st set, he steamrolled through the 2nd.

Chucho went back to Buenos Aires instead of Barcelona and the second part of tour in Roland Garros will be unforgettable (hopefully for the right reasons).
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Almagro se impone a Acasuso y accede a tercera ronda
El español Nicolás Almagro, que accedió al cuadro principal a través de la previa, se ha clasificado para la tercera ronda del 'Masters Series de Roma 2006', al imponerse al argentino José Acasuso por 6-4, 2-6 y 6-4.

Se trataba del quinto enfrentamiento entre ambos jugadores y que ha servido para que Almagro se ponga por delante en el particular, ya que se ha adjudicado, con el de hoy, los tres últimos partidos (3-2).

En la anterior ocasión en que ambos se midieron, este año en Acapulco, se retiró lesionado Acasuso al final del primer set (ganado 6-3 por Almagro), por lo que hoy había un cierto deseo de revancha por parte del argentino. Pero no pudo hacerlo.

Y es que en un partido con ambos desde el fondo de la pista, sin apenas subidas a la red, se impuso la mayor solidez actual de Almagro, que en las últimas semanas ha obtenido su primer torneo al ganar en Valencia y ha sumado la semifinal del barcelonés Trofeo Conde de Godó.

El partido resultó duro y muy igualado, especialmente en sus primer y tercer set (los ganados por el español). El segundo lo ganó con cierta comodidad Acasuso.

Así, la primera manga se decidió en el su décimo juego, en que Almagro rompió el saque de Acasuso, en la primera bola de set de que dispuso.

Tras igualar el argentino con un fácil 6-2, el definitivo set contempló un inicio demoledor de Almagro ante un adversario excesivamente errático. El español, tras hacer el 'break' en el segundo juego, se fue a un amplio 3-0. Ventaja que conservó y que parecía le iba a dar el partido ya en el octavo juego, donde dispuso su primera bola de encuentro sobre saque rival.

No mató ahí la contienda Almagro, pues Acasuso puso en juego buenos primeros servicios. Después le tocó sufrir ya que el sudamericano confirmó su reacción con la rotura del saque del español y el servicio de su lado. Se metió de lleno en el partido (4-5).

Pero en el momento clave el saque no funcionó. Cometió errores infantiles, y Almagro se puso pronto con un favorable 15 a 40. No sería hasta su tercera bola de partido cuando el murciano cerrase la contienda en su favor en tres sets (la primera vez en las cinco confrontaciones entre ambos).

Almagro, en tercera ronda, se medirá al ganador del partido que aún deben jugar el también español Fernando Verdasco y el ruso Nikolay Davydenko (n.6).

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Almagro beats Acasuso to make the 3rd round of the TMS Rome 6-4 2-6 6-4.

It was the 5th clash between the two players and Almagro leads 3-2 winning the last 3 matches. Last time Almagro won where Acasuso retired and Acasuso wanted revenge, but couldn't do it.

Almagro was more solid and has won Valencia and the made the semis of Barcelona in the last weeks.

The match was even, especially in the 1st and 3rd set to Almagro and the 2nd was gained in relative comfort for Acasuso.

The 1st set was decided in the 10th game where Almagro broke Acasuso's serve with his 1st set point.

After equalising at 1 set all winning easily 6-2. Almagro got off to quick start against an excessively erratic opponent. The Spaniard broke in the 2nd game and went to a 3-0 lead. He held the advantage and had his 1st match point in the 8th game.

Acasuso hit some good first serves and then broke back for 5-4. At the key moments Acasuso made childlike errors (schoolboy errors) and was down 15-40. After his 3rd match point Almagro closed the match out in 3 sets and the first time in 5 matches that it went to 3 sets.

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El misionero José Acasuso vapuleó al croata Ljubicic, N° 5 del mundo, por 6-2 y 6-0 y es el único argentino en los octavos de final de Hamburgo; cayeron Gaudio y Mónaco

HAMBURGO.- Son muchos los que dicen en el circuito que el misionero José Acasuso tiene que dar el salto definitivo este año. Cuando aquella sorpresiva aparición en el torneo de Buenos Aires en 2001, donde alcanzó la final luego de haber disputado la clasificación, empieza a quedar algo lejana en el tiempo y su figura ya no responde a los cánones de las sorpresas, Acasuso se apresta a confirmar todo lo bueno que de él siempre se dijo.

En esta temporada tuvo un buen arranque, con dos pruebas de caráctercon: la obtención del título en Viña del Mar al vencer en la final al local Nicolás Massú ante un público hostil y el sorprendente debut en la Copa Davis en el Parque Roca, con una contundente victoria sobre el sueco Thomas Johansson. Ayer, en la segunda rueda del Masters Series de Hamburgo, agregó una nueva estocada: apabulló al croata Ivan Ljubicic, N° 5 del ranking mundial, por 6-2 y 6-0, y quedó como el único argentino en carrera por las caídas de Gastón Gaudio y Juan Mónaco.

Acasuso encontró así una buena manera de darle crédito a un excelente momento, ya que esta semana alcanzó su mejor ubicación en el ranking mundial: 30°, cuando estamos en las puertas de Roland Garros, la Meca del polvo de ladrillo.

Pero esa es una historia que todavía se tiene que escribir, mientras Hamburgo está en plena disputa. Acasuso gozó con su amplia superioridad sobre el tenista croata, reciente rival en la Copa Davis, y hoy, por los octavos de final, se medirá con el francés Sebastien Grosjean, quien viene de superar al italiano Filippo Volandri por 7-5 y 7-6 (7-4). El partido será el tercero de la cancha central, que comenzará su actividad a las 6, hora de Buenos Aires (transmitirá en directo ESPN). Acasuso y Grosjean nunca se enfrentaron.

La felicidad de Chucho Acasuso encontró en Gaudio (6° favorito y N° 8 del mundo) la otra cara de la moneda. El tenista de Temperley volvió a sufrir dentro de una cancha de tenis. Esa es la impresión que da cada vez que las cosas no salen como él las piensa. Ayer cayó frente al francés Gilles Simon (53ero del mundo) por 6-4, 3-6 y 6-4.

Víctima de su propio carácter, en un encuentro equilibrado, Gaudio tenía ventaja de 3-1 en el primer set y lo perdió. Luego se recuperó en el segundo parcial. Pero en el último repitió la historia del primero: ganaba por 4-1 y perdió por 6-4. Hasta su short sufrió esta vez las consecuencias de sus contrariedades.

El que tampoco pudo llegar a los octavos de final fue el tandilense Juan Mónaco, que cayó frente al siempre difícil sueco Robin Soderling por un doble 6-4. Y dejó todo el peso de la Legión en Acasuso.

El sueño de Flavio Saretta llegó al final
El brasileño Flavio Saretta ingresó en el cuadro principal tras superar la clasificación y en el primer partido le ganó al ruso Marat Safin. Ayer, sin embargo, perdió con el español David Ferrer por 6-1 y 7-6 (11-9).

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El golpe

El primer impacto de José Acasuso no fue un partido, sino un torneo. En Buenos Aires 2001, desde la clasificación, llegó a la final y perdió con Guga Kuerten, entonces N° 1 del mundo.

Cae un ex n° 1

En Sopot 2002 superó a Carlos Moya, ex N° 1 del mundo (era 12°), en semifinales por 7-6 (7-5) y 7-6 (7-4); luego ganó el torneo. En Palermo, venció a Marcelo Ríos por 6-4 y 6-4 en semifinales.

Vence a Safin

En 2005 comienza la recuperación tras un bajón y en Barcelona sorprende a Marat Safin (3ero del mundo), en la segunda rueda de Barcelona: se impone por 6-4 y 6-4.

Lo sufre Roddick

También el año último, en Roland Garros, doblegó a Andy Roddick (era el N° 3 del ranking) por la segunda rueda. En una gran remontada, se impuso por 3-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 y 8-6.

Sangre copera

Este año, Acasuso debutó en la Copa Davis con un resultado contundente en Buenos Aires, ante el sueco Thomas Johansson, ex campeón de Australia: 6-1, 6-1 y 6-3.


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Devastating

The missionary José Acasuso defetaed the Croatian Ljubicic, N° 5 of the world 6-2 and 6-0 and is the only Argentine in the quarterfinals of Hamburg; after the fall of Gaudio and Monaco

HAMBURG.- There are many on the circuit that say that the missionary José Acasuso has to give the final leap this year. When that unexpected appearance in the tournament of Buenos Aires in 2001, where reached the final after having to go through the qualifyings, begins to remain somewhat distant memory and its figure no longer responds to the canons of the surprises, Acasuso prepares to confirm all the good things that of him always was told.

In this season has had a good start, with two tests of character. Winning the title in Viña del Mar to defeat the local Nicolas Massú before a hostile crowd and the surprising début in the Cup Davis at Parque Roca, with a convincing victory over the Swede Thomas Johansson. Yesterday, in the second round of the Masters Series of Hamburg, added a new stab: crushed the croatian Ivan Ljubicic, N° 5 of the ranking world, for 6-2 and 6-0, and remained as the only Argentine in career by the falls of Gastón Gaudio and Juan Monaco.

Acasuso found thus a good way to give him credit to an excellent moment, since this week reached his best position in the rankings 30th innthe world, when we are in the doors of Roland Garros, the Mecca of clay..

But that it is a history that still has to be written, while Hamburg is in full dispute. Acasuso enjoyed with its extensive superiority on the rival recent, Croatian tennis player in the Cup Davis, and today, by the quarterfinals, will be measured with the French one Sebastien Grosjean, who comes to surpass the Italian Filippo Volandri for 7-5 and 7-6 (7-4). The match will be the third of the central court, that will begin its activity at 6 o'clock, hour of Buenos Aires (will transmit in direct ESPN). Acasuso and Grosjean never they were played.

The happiness of Chucho Acasuso found in Gaudio (6° favorite and N° 8 of the world) the other face of the coin. The tennis player from Temperley suffered again inside a tennis court. That it is the impression that gives each time that the things do not leave like he thinks them. Yesterday he fell to the Frenchman Gilles Simon (53rd of the world) for 6-4, 3-6 and 6-4.

Victim of its own character, in a stable encounter, Gaudio had advantage of 3-1 in the first one set and lost it. Then recovered in the second ser. But in the last one repeated the history of the first one: gained for 4-1 and lost for 6-4. In short he suffered this time from the consistency of his opponent.

The one that could neither arrive at the quarterfinals was the tandilense Juan Monaco, that fell to the always difficult Swede Robin Soderling by a double one 6-4. And it left all the weight of the Legion in Acasuso.

The dream of Flavio Saretta arrived al final The Brazilian one Flavio Saretta entered in the main draw after surpassing the qualification and in the first round to Russian Marat Safin. Yesterday, nevertheless, it lost with Spanish David Ferrer for 6-1 and 7-6 (11-9).

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The blow

The first impact of José Acasuso was not a party, but a tournament. In Buenos Aires 2001, since the classification, arrived at the end and lost with Guga Kuerten, then N° 1 of the world.

A former one falls n° 1

In Sopot 2002 surpassed Carlos Moya, former N° 1 of the world (was 12°), in semifinals for 7-6 (7-5) and 7-6 (7-4); then won the tournament. In Palermo, defated Marcelo Rios for 6-4 and 6-4 in the semifinals.

Defeats Safin

In 2005 it begins the recovery after a fall and in Barcelona surprises to Marat Safin (3rd of the world), in the second round of Barcelona: is beaten 6-4 6-4.

Roddick suffers

Also last year, in Roland Garros, folded to Andy Roddick (was the N° 3 of the ranking) by the second round. In a great comeback, was imposed for 3-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 and 8-6.

Blood hostess

This year, Acasuso debuted in the Cup Davis with a convincing result in Buenos Aires, against the Swede Thomas Johansson, former champion of Australia: 6-1, 6-1 and 6-3.
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Acasuso pisa fuerte

El misionero igualó su mejor actuación en un torneo de esta categoría al vencer al francés Sebastien Grosjean en un difícil partido; ganó por 7-5 y 6-4 y hoy, por los cuartos de final, se medirá con el español Fernando Verdasco

HAMBURGO.- José Acasuso venía de vencer ampliamente al croata Ivan Ljubicic, en uno de los mejores partidos de su carrera. Pero ayer la contundencia le dio paso a la concentración y el esfuerzo. Y así, con características propias diferentes ante un encuentro que así lo requirió, el misionero dio una nueva muestra de su importante momento tenístico al vencer al francés Sebastien Grosjean por 7-5 y 6-4, resultado que lo clasificó para los cuartos de final del Masters Series de Hamburgo, que reparte 2.820.000 euros en premios y se juega sobre polvo de ladrillo.

Tal vez los organizadores no se lo esperaban. O quizá sólo los que hacen la página de Internet del Masters Series de Hamburgo no confiaban mucho en la capacidad de José Acasuso. Porque fue curioso buscar el programa de partidos de hoy y encontrar que el rival del español Fernando Verdasco era... Grosjean.

Error al margen, lo cierto es que Acasuso, que disfruta esta semana de su mejor ubicación en el ranking (30ero) y que con esta buena actuación seguirá escalando posiciones, se enfrentará con Verdasco en el court central del Rothenbaum Tennis Centre en el tercer turno, luego del dobles entre los hermanos Bob y Mike Bryan y los checos Leos Friedl y Pavel Vizner, y del cotejo por los cuartos de final entre el belaruso Max Mirnyi y el checo Radek Stepanek.

"La verdad que lo de hoy -por ayer- fue duro, pero estoy muy tranquilo porque no me puse nervioso y mantuve el ritmo. Los dos nos exigimos mucho y nos cansamos", comentó Chucho luego de su trabajada victoria. "Contra Verdasco no jugué nunca, pero eso no importa demasiado. No se trata de pelear cada partido, sino de pelear cada punto", agregó el misionero, con la sensación del deber cumplido y de tener los objetivos claros.

A Acasuso se le presentó un partido completamente diferente del que sostuvo el día anterior con Ljubicic. La primera diferencia fue que al croata, hombre de canchas rápidas, le sigue costando hacer pie en el polvo de ladrillo, donde la pelota corre más pesada; en tanto, ayer se encontró con un Grosjean que por el sólo hecho de ser francés ya marca a qué tipo de escuela tenística pertenece.

Dúctil y de buena técnica, Grosjean fue un durísimo escollo, que obligó a Acasuso a utilizar todas sus reservas de focalización. Ante cualquier distracción, el francés estaba ahí nomás para acecharlo. En el primer set, Chucho se recuperó rápidamente de un quiebre en contra (2-4) y al game siguiente todo estuvo nuevamente parejo. Sólo en el undécimo juego el argentino pudo volver a quebrar a Grosjean. Y no fue fácil: necesitó de tres break points. Luego, tuvo que usar los dos set points que dispuso para llevarse el set por 7-5.

El segundo parcial parecía encaminarse con facilidad: 3-0 para Acasuso y dos breaks de ventaja. Sin embargo, el francés salió del aturdimiento, el misionero desaceleró y la diferencia se esfumó: 3-3. Fue suficiente para despertar a Acasuso, que en el séptimo game puso enseguida en aprietos a Grosjean con un 0-40. Perdió una posibilidad, pero en la segunda quebró por tercera vez.

Si bien a partir de ahí Acasuso se encaminó hacia la victoria, la resolución tampoco fue sencilla: necesitó de tres match points para doblegar a su rival y por fin cantar una victoria que le permite igualar su mejor actuación en un Masters Series, el año último, cuando también alcanzó los cuartos de final en Cincinnati, donde cayó frente al suizo Roger Federer por 6-4 y 6-3. Acasuso tiene hambre de quedarse con el mismo torneo que Guillermo Vilas ganó en 1978 y que Guillermo Coria obtuvo en 2003.

Verdasco seguramente tampoco será un rival nada sencillo. Viene de vencer nada menos que al chileno Fernando González en los octavos de final por 3-6, 6-2 y 6-3, y en la primera rueda se anotó un triunfo ante otro argentino, Juan Ignacio Chela.

Promete ser un choque parejo entre dos jugadores separados nada más que por cuatro puestos en el ranking mundial (el español es el 34to). Zurdo, Verdasco tuvo su mejor actuación del año en Valencia, donde perdió en semifinales con el francés Gilles Simon.

Justamente este último, proveniente de la clasificación, luego de su gran victoria en la segunda rueda frente a Gastón Gaudio, no soportó los embates del gigante belaruso Max Mirnyi con su saque y cayó por 6-3 y 6-2. Mirnyi, de 29 años y 1,95, no alcanzaba los cuartos de final de un Masters Series desde Paris-Bercy 2004. Hoy se las verá con el aguerrido checo Radek Stepanek (15° perclasificado), vencedor del interesante sueco Robin Soderling (jugó en febrero en Buenos Aires, por la Davis) por 6-3 y 6-2. El ganador de este encuentro se medirá con el triunfador de Acasuso v. Verdasco.

Por el otro sector del cuadro habrá un choque de la Armada Española. David Ferrer (16°) se medirá con Tommy Robredo (8°), uno de los dos top ten que le quedan al certamen. "El resultado no refleja lo apretado que fue el partido. Se me podría haber escapado en el segundo set", dijo Ferrer de su victoria frente a su compatriota Juan Carlos Ferrero por 6-2 y 6-4. Robredo, el hombre que esta semana revela sus vivencias en el torneo desde la página oficial de Internet de la ATP y que se mostró muy contento por el título obtenido en la Liga de Campeones por su amado Barcelona, dejó en el camino al francés Paul-Henri Mathieu por un doble 6-3.

El croata Mario Ancic (12°) volvió a ganar un duro partido, esta vez ante el norteamericano James Blake (5°), por 4-6, 7-5 y 7-6 (7-3), y jugará con el ruso Nikolay Davydenko, que le ganó sin problemas al finlandés Jarkko Nieminen por 6-1 y 6-3.

Habrá un nuevo ganador de Masters Series
Con la eliminación del español Juan Carlos Ferrero, los ocho candidatos al título en Hamburgo tendrán la posibilidad de ganar por primera vez en sus carreras un torneo Masters Series, segundos en la escala de importancia luego de los Grand Slam.


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Jose Acasuso came to widely overcome the Croatian Ivan Ljubicic, in one of the best matches of his career. But the forcefulness demonstrated yesterday gave passage to concentration and the effort. As such, (demonstrating) different characteristics as required by the match (encounter), the missionary gave a new sample of his important tennístic moment al to overcome the Frenchman Sebastien Grosjean by 7-5 and 6-.4, resulting in an advance to the quarterfinals of the Hamburg Masters Series.

Perhaps the organizers did not expect it. Or perhaps only those that make the page of Internet of the Masters Series of Hamburg did not have much confidence in the abilities (capacity) of Jose Acasuso. Because it was curious to look at the match schedule today and find that the rival of the Spaniard F Verdasco was….Grosjean.

A marginal error aside, the certain thing is that Acasuso, who this week enjoys his better spot in the rankings (30ero) and that with this good performance, he will continue climbing. He will face Verdasco in court central of the Rothenbaum Tennis Centre in the third match.

"The truth is that today (yesterday) it was hard, but I am very calm because I didn’t get nervous and maintained my rhythm. We both demanded much and we got tired ", commented Chucho after his hard-worked victory.”Against Verdasco I have never played, but that does not concern (me) too much. One is not to fight each match, but to fight each point ", added the missionary, with the sensation of having clear and complete objectives.

To Acasuso a completely different game appeared to him than had the previous day with Ljubicic. The first difference was that the Croatian, a hard court player, whereas, yesterday he found himself with Grosjean, who demonstrated the typical French style of play...

Ductile and of good technique, Grosjean was a hardest stumbling block, that forced Acasuso to use all his reserves of concentration (focus) as the Frenchman was waiting for a break of concentration. In the first set, Chucho recovered quickly against a break (2-4) and immediately broke back to even. Only in the eleventh game could the Argentinean return to break to Grosjean. And it was not easy: he needed three break points. Soon, he had to utilize two set points in order to take the first set 7-5.

The second set seemed to direct itself with ease: 3-0 for Acasuso and two breaks of advantage. Nevertheless, the Frenchman left his daze, the missionary decelerated and the difference disappeared: 3-3. It was sufficient to wake up Acasuso, that in seventh game he put the squeeze on Grosjean to go up 0-40. After losing the first break point, he was able to burn out a third break in the set by winning the second break point.
Although from there it would seem that Acasuso could cruise to a victory, resolution was not so simple: he needed three match points to fold his rival and finally to sing a victory that allows him to equal his best result in a Masters Series; as last year he reached the quarterfinals only to fall to the Swiss Federer by 4 and 3. Acasuso is hungry to remain with the same title that Guillermo Vilas won in 1978 and which Guillermo Coria obtained in 2003.

Verdasco surely will not be a not at all simple rival either. It comes to less overcome nothing than to the Chilean Fernando González in the round of 16 by 3-6, 6-2 and 6-3, and in the first round a win over another Argentinean, Juan Ignacio Chela.

It nothing else promises to be an even shock between two separated players who by four positions in the world-wide ranking (the Spanish is 34th). Left-handed person, Verdasco had his better performance of the year in Valencia, where he lost in semifinals with the French Gilles Simon. Exactly this last, originating one of the round, after his great victory in the second round against Gastón Gaudio, he did not support to the attacks of the giant Belarussian Max Mirnyi with his serve and volley by 6-3 6-2. Mirnyi, 29 years old and 1.95m, did not reach the quarterfinals of a Masters Series from Paris-Bercy 2004.

Today one will see them with the experienced Czech Radek Stepanek (15th in the rankings), winner of interesting the Swedish Robin Soderling (it played in February in Buenos Aires, Davis Cup by 6-3 6-2. The winner of this encounter will be moderate with the winner of Acasuso v. Verdasco. By the other sector of the picture there will be a shock of the Spanish Armada. David Ferrer (16th) will be moderate with Tommy Robredo (8th), one of both top ten that has left to the contest. "the result does not reflect the tightness that was the match. Me it would be possible to have been escaped in the second Set ", in front of said to Ferrer of his victory his compatriot Juan Carlos Ferrero by 6-2 6-4.

Robredo, the man who this week reveals his experiences in the match from the official page of Internet of the ATP and that was very contented by the title obtained in the Champions League by his loved Barcelona, left in the way to the French Paul-Henri Mathieu by a double 6-3. The Croatian Mario Ancic (12th) returned to gain a duro divided, this time before the North American James Blake (5°), by 4-6, 7-5 and 7-6 (7-3), and will play with the Russian Nikolay Davydenko, who won to him without problems to the Finn Jarkko Nieminen by 6-1 6-3.

There will be a new winner of Masters Series With the elimination of the Spanish Juan Carlos Ferrero, the eight candidates to the title in Hamburg will have the possibility of gaining for the first time in his races a Masters match Series, seconds in the scale of importance after the Grand Slam
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Hamburg, 19 May 2006

Press Conference with JOSE ACASUSO

Acasuso - Verdasco 6:1, 6:7 (6), 6:3

Q: Congratulations. You are on a really good run of results. I think you won 16 out of 20 now. How have you been able to improve in this way?

ACASUSU: I have been playing well since the beginning of the year. Obviously the ATP title I won in Chile gave me a lot of confidence. In my two previous Masters Series on clay, in Monte Carlo and Rome, I lost in the 2nd round but I had chances in both matches. So I knew that a week like this would come around for me. But obviously I want to take advantage of this moment because I don't want to stop here. I want to go further.

Q: It looked like it's going to be like plain sailing for a while and then suddenly he became good. Was this disconcerting for you?

ACASUSO: No, at 6:5, I wasn't nervous. I just played a bad game with a double fault and a couple of errors. Then in the tiebreak we both played some good points. After I lost that, yes, I was a little bit angry with myself but I also stayed calm because I knew that there was still a long way to go and all was not lost.

Q: Is it awkward to play a lefthander who is producing these different angles?

ACASUSO: Yes, obviously because lefthanders open up the court to your backhand. Especially Fernando can find very good angles. So I needed to run in this match.

Q: And now Stepanek?

A: It's going to be very difficult because everybody, who is in the semi-final is playing a good game and has a chance. Obviously it's going to be a very tough match for me like all the others that I've had so far this week.
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I saw an interview yesterday after the match on our TV:

Chucho was calm and nice as always. He said Fabrice played very well but he wanted to win so hard. He said Fabrice is very strange player on the sicrcuit, a "magician". He got nervous in the second part, third and fourth set, of the match when Fabrice rises his level and his strategy didn't work anymore so he had to think what to do.
Then when he found the way to play on fifth he wanted to go on but there wasn't really light and they had to quit the game till the next day. He was calm at the begginning of the last part but the wind and the conditions of the court made him get nervous, then he focused and just win the match.!
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Thanks so much for telling us about Chucho's interview. I did not have a chance to see the match. More nervous when knowing the result in the next morning. Ohh, just hoped Chucho could pass the first round finally. And HE did. Great job.
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no problem! i will tell anything i can see, here our TV has a big coverage of RG and of our players of course! vamos Chucho today!
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Acasuso won't play Wimbledon and good that he doesn't.
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