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Old 06-13-2011, 05:07 PM   #706
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Yeah, Cox is still competing on the Futures Circuit, Seppi & Kamke are pretty much clay court players. Also, he's getting great prep for Wimby. So far he has 4 wins in 6 matches on grass. All he needs is a decent draw at Wimby to be able to win a couple of rds.
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Old 06-14-2011, 03:27 AM   #707
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He has to take advantage of this draw. Dolgopolov lost in Round 1 to Berlocq so he could make a deep run, but we will see.
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DY won 6-1, 7-5. Seppi is up next.
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Yep. 32 more pts in the bank. I think he has a good shot against Seppi and I would like to see a rematch against Berlocq, who double bageled him at the Lipton back in like '05. It'd be great for him to get back in the top 100 soon so he can make the US Open cutoff and not have to depend on a WC.
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Hewitt just lost too. So this is a grand opportunity to break through in a tournament. But I don't want to get my hopes up. I think Seppi is still the favorite on paper, but Don needs to breakthrough here.
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He beat Starace earlier in the yr, Seppi is the same type of player, about the same size, 2HBH, prefers clay. Don needs to get that slice serve working for him in the ad court like he did against Berankis at San Jose.
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I think Seppi is a pretty clear favorite, but I hope I'm wrong and Don wins. If Don wins then a SF is definitely possible.
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Don didnt get it done against Seppi. The match stats were interesting tho. DY served 82% 1st serves for the match. There were no break pts in the 1st set, DY was 1/4, Seppi 2/2 on break pts in the 2nd.

He needs the pts to replace those falling off from last summer so hopefully he gets a good draw at Wimby.
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DY drew Bogomolov in Round 1, very winnable but will be tough. If he wins he'd play Chela or Qualifer/LL.
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Let's be honest, Don has the best draw he'll probably ever have if he wants to make a run in Wimbledon. Bogo is a tough match, but it's one he needs to win. I think he'll struggle to win his R2, though. First things first, he needs to win his R1. Hopefully he can get the job done.
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Yeah, he really should be able to make the 3rd round but we should see. I could see berdych losing to bennateau. Chela wouldn't be impossible for Don on grass. How do you think he matches up with bogo?
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I think he matches up well from the standpoint he has more weapons and should be able to move Bogo around, but not well from the standpoint that he's not a huge server, and Bogo will probably break him a lot. I expect tons of breaks. Bogo is also more consistent than Don is. They're pretty even leveled players.

The probability of Don winning his R2 match comes down to who the qualifier is. Chela, IMO, isn't a good match-up for Don anyway, but on grass that changes a bit. We'll see what happens, I really just want to see him win one match, which would buffer his ranking as he defends a SF and F in back to back challengers.
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He doesn't have much points to defend after this patch though. He should be back in the top 100 by years end.
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That's true, the fall of 2010 wasn't kind to Don, after he got sick. Hopefully he will be 100% through the rest of the year. Most importantly, he needs to make the USO directly, as he can't rely on the USTA to give him another WC.
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Good luck. Hope he wins 2 rounds.
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