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Old 03-30-2006, 10:34 AM   #16
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At the beginning of the week, I was asking myself why Gastao Elias hadn't planned to play this future...Instead, he has defeated Robin Roshardt in Miami. Congrats to him, that's a big win.
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At the beginning of the week, I was asking myself why Gastao Elias hadn't planned to play this future...Instead, he has defeated Robin Roshardt in Miami. Congrats to him, that's a big win.
defeating Roshardt isn't difficult these days as he is losing even to Poles. one slam wonder. or actually, orange bowl aint slam.

his scores in juniors after orange:
Yucatan Cup G-1
1st round lost to Christopher Racz (USA)

Opus Nottinghill Int g-1
1st l. to Sidorenko

AO G-A
1st l. to Panfil (POL)

in seniors, he received this year 4 wc's.

futures 1:
1st round l. to Marco Pedrini (ITA)

futures 2:
d. Emmrich, Moser, lost to Gulbis (LAT) - he's been good recently so gave 4 games to Roshard

futures3:
1st round l. to Daniel Brands (i saw him in szczecin week before and he sucked and couldnt defeat a polish player so it doesnt look nice for Robin)

Miami Q:
1st round: l. to Patience

(this last I can understand)
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Old 03-30-2006, 01:55 PM   #18
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defeating Roshardt isn't difficult these days as he is losing even to Poles. one slam wonder. or actually, orange bowl aint slam.
Thanks for the research nathi.

I had followed his results actually, and realized he wasn't in great shape (though he wasn't humiliated by patience like You-Know-Who against You-Know-Who). But given that Elias is a promising 15 y-o player, it's quite interesting. Let's watch what he will do against Chekhov who hasn't had very good results either these last days. But the 2 or 3 years to come should give more indication I guess.
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1st Round-All

Frederico GIL (POR) defeated Franco SKUGOR (CRO) 63 61
Jose-Ricardo NUNES (POR) defeated Francisco LOURENCO (POR) 62 75

Daniel BRANDS (GER) defeated Goncalo NICAU (POR) 62 61
Sebastian FITZ (GER) defeated Denis MATSUKEVITCH (RUS) 63 62

Eric GOMES (BRA) defeated Marcel GRANOLLERS-PUJOL (ESP) 60 64
Juan-Miguel SUCH-PEREZ (ESP) defeated Dominique COENE (BEL) 26 75 64

Tomislav PERIC (CRO) defeated Rafael MORENO-NEGRIN (ESP) 61 10
Oscar BURRIEZA-LOPEZ (ESP) defeated Petar POPOVIC (SCG) 61 75

Caio ZAMPIERI (BRA) defeated Komlavi LOGLO (TOG) 63 60
Carlos CALDERON-RODRIGUEZ (ESP) defeated Diego CUBAS (BRA) 26 64 60

Matwe MIDDELKOOP (NED) defeated Frederico Jr. MARQUES (POR) 63 63
Ivan CEROVIC (CRO) defeated Julien MAES (FRA) 63 61

Tony HOLZINGER (GER) defeated Kamil CAPKOVIC (SVK) 16 63 62
Joao Jr. FERREIRA (POR) defeated Victor SCHMID (GER) 64 64

Adrian MENENDEZ (ESP) defeated Matthias BACHINGER (GER) 76(3) 75
Rui MACHADO (POR) defeated Jochen MATSCHKE (GER) 64 61
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At the beginning of the week, I was asking myself why Gastao Elias hadn't planned to play this future...Instead, he has defeated Robin Roshardt in Miami. Congrats to him, that's a big win.
My concern about Gastão, is all the pressure that he has at his shoulders. I mean the kid is super talented, but here everyone has great expectations about him. That can be tricky.

Good luck to him in Miami.
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2nd Round

(1)Frederico Gil d. (wc)Jose Ricardo Nunes 62 60
Sebastian Fitz d. Daniel Brands 76(3) 76(4)

Juan Miguel Perez d. (Q)Eric Gomes 62 75
Oscar Burrieza d. (Q)Tomislav Peric 60 63

(4)Ivan Cerovic d. (Q)Matwe Middelkoop 63 26 76(5)
Ciao Zampieri d. (Q)Carlos Calderon 67(4) 61 64

(6)Tony Holzinger d. (Q)Joao Ferreira 61 62
(2)Rui Machado d. Adrian Menendez 64 62
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Frederico.

Rui.
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My concern about Gastão, is all the pressure that he has at his shoulders. I mean the kid is super talented, but here everyone has great expectations about him. That can be tricky.

Good luck to him in Miami.
You mean on mtf or in Portugal ? Because if you mean on mtf, I haven't watched what have been told about him so I don't know if there's a fuss about him. And be sure that me noticing a good win of him doesn't mean I believe he'll be the next-big-thing, just that I am interested in junior tennis and promising youngsters.
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You mean on mtf or in Portugal ? Because if you mean on mtf, I haven't watched what have been told about him so I don't know if there's a fuss about him. And be sure that me noticing a good win of him doesn't mean I believe he'll be the next-big-thing, just that I am interested in junior tennis and promising youngsters.

In Portugal, of course. I can't be sure, but my guess is that most of the people that posts here on MTF, don't even have a clue of who the hell Gastão is.

And yes, he is seen has the next big thing in my country. And that is why I think it can be tricky. I really like the kid, think he is talented and wish him all the sucess in the world.
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Gastão Elias at the age of 14 last year applied 60 76 to Niels Desein, who was a Junior Top 10 by then (aged 18) on a junior tournament final last year. It's no fluke, he's greatly talented, let's hope he doesn't get ruined.

He lost in 3 to Chekhov. It's a great try anyway, beating one and taking a set off two of the best juniors in the world on his first serious outing.

By the way: Let's go Frederico and Rui. You can still make the final I hoped.
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In Portugal, of course. I can't be sure, but my guess is that most of the people that posts here on MTF, don't even have a clue of who the hell Gastão is.

And yes, he is seen has the next big thing in my country. And that is why I think it can be tricky. I really like the kid, think he is talented and wish him all the sucess in the world.
I do Claudia But I am not a typical MTF poster (just look at my signature )
I have come across his name at some low age category events in US while I used to have a website about Latin American players and I was also commenting juniors' achievements.

Often happens that children who are successful at the age of 12 or 14 do not convert these hopes into senior's career, but somehow I have a good feeling about Gastao (and knowing I discovered JMDP and some others, i have good hand to talents!)... let's hope for him
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Thanks for the research nathi.

I had followed his results actually, and realized he wasn't in great shape (though he wasn't humiliated by patience like You-Know-Who against You-Know-Who). But given that Elias is a promising 15 y-o player, it's quite interesting. Let's watch what he will do against Chekhov who hasn't had very good results either these last days. But the 2 or 3 years to come should give more indication I guess.
I have just realized Ivan Sergeev from Ukraine played SF at Orang (lost to Robin)
geez I saw that child in Szczecin couple of weeks ago and thought 'what a talent!' plus he's a nice, helpful child ... if he doesn't drink his career out (like all talented childern from Eastern European countries do), he can be in top 100 if not even higher, I swear
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ahh PS. my Portuguese friends, do you think that Gastao should get a Wild Card to Estoril or will it be like giving one to Donald Young too early?

I think Portugal is in other tennis situation than US and not many players would deserve one more than him. BUT... to not to repeat US mistakes... what's your opinion in this case?
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Absolutely not. Physically he's still not up to pair, he has lost on both his senior matches so far... Future qualifiers. The WC better go to Rui Machado again, last year he took a set off Calleri and he can do better this year. He's still 21, he can get to the top 100 with luck, hardwork and support.
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QF

(1)Frederico Gil d. Sebastian Fitz 63 76(4)
Oscar Burrieza d. Juan Miguel Such Perez 61 62
(4)Ivan Cerovic d. Caio Zampieri 61 61
(2)Rui Machado d. (6)Tony Holzinger 64 36 76(1)
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