Good chance for Nick to get a few wins in the Cremona challenger assuming he has recovered from his injury. Plays Pavlovs in first round who has been in ridiculously bad form of late and then wiull probably face Richard Bloomfield in the second round. If he were to get to QF he might find it tough against Chiudinelli though.
Good to see according to his ITF profile he is still coached by Professor M.Matosevic in the field of excellence. A shame he cant join his coach at FO qualies this week though.
Won his first round match in a close three setter. According to Spadea TT, Lindahl and his opponent Pavlovs, lacked continuity although both made several net approaches and Lindahl's passing shot was good. Plays Bloomfield who by the same reports was not good in his first round match. Definitely a winnable match for the curious and mysterious Nick Lindahl .
He won his second round match against Bloomfield 6-4 6-4. He will probably get knocked out by Chiudinelli in the next round although he had a tough match. Aparrently in the first set Chiudinelli wasn't happy with an umpire's decision so he sat down in the middle of the game and ate two bananas and then resumend play without a warning.
These are good results for Nick though. Perhaps him seeing Marinko do so well has really motivated him and shown him that success in alot of these challengers isn't that far away. He always seemed better or at least equal to MM until this year.
Nick has taken out Donald Young in the first round of an American challenger in two convincing sets. Faces Pavlovs in the second round who he beat last week in Italy. Same surface this week so shouldnt have too much trouble in the second round. Looks like hes on his way to a second consecutive challenger quarterfinal.
I guess he is finally starting to take this tennis thing seriously and I believe Marinko's latest efforts have had a big input as to why he is finally getting results.
Hes playing in another American challenger next week and after that I'm not sure where he is playing.
Easily won his second round match and is into the Quarters. Faces Yani who has been in alright form of late but I think Nick can definitely beat him. If he were to get through his SF should be an easier task. Could be a big week for him.
Nick is into the quarters after defeating Stoppini in straight sets. Either plays Suzuki or Im for a place in the semis.
Im could be difficult. H2H it is 3-1 in Im's favour although the two recent wins for Im was when Lindahl was in horrible form in the latter half of last year. Suzuki can be dangerous as well although his form this year up until he beat Kim in the first round wasn't flash. He did make the final of the Kyoto challenger but he had a path of mug opponents.
Hopefully he can put in a good show against whoever he has to play and grab a SF spot. Judging by his two recent wins he has a great chance to do so.