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The ATPtennis.com One To Watch Jinx

Have you ever noticed the "One To Watch" at the front page of ATPtennis.com? Here are the "ones" and their results in the week "being watched". :rolleyes:

[2003]

2003-04-14 Nikolay Davydenko
Playing: Monte Carlo TMS
Result:
R64 l. to Costa, 2-6 2-6

2003-04-21 Fernando Gonzalez
Playing: Barcelona
Result:
R64 l. to Acasuso, 1-6 6-3 3-6

2003-04-28 Alberto Martin
Playing: Valencia
Result:
R32 l. to Massu, 2-6 6-7(4)

2003-05-05 Agustin Calleri
Playing: Rome TMS
Result:
R64 def. Koubek, 6-2 6-2
R32 l. to Gaudio, 4-6 2-6

2003-05-12 Felix Mantilla
Playing: Hamburg TMS
Result:
R64 def. Martin, 6-0 6-4
R32 l. to Gonzalez, 2-6 1-6

2003-05-19 Martin Verkerk
Playing: St. Poelten
Result:
R32 def. Kucera, 6-2 6-1
R16 def. Hrbaty, 6-4 7-5
Q def. Saretta, 7-6(4) 7-6(2)
S l. to Davydenko, 5-7 1-6

2003-05-26 Vincent Spadea
Playing: Roland Garros
Result:
R128 def. Labadze 6-1 3-6 5-7 6-4 6-1
R64 def. Van Lottum 7-5 6-1 2-6 6-1
R32 l. to Verkerk 7-5 4-6 2-6 5-7

2003-06-02 Guillermo Coria
Playing: roland Garros
Result:
R16 def. Zabaleta 6-5 7-6(4) 5-7 6-7(4) 6-3
Q def. Agassi 4-6 6-3 6-2 6-4
S l. to Verkerk 6-7(4) 4-6 6-7
(penalty paid for throwing racquet)

2003-06-09 Robby Ginepri
Playing: London Queen's Club
Result:
R64 l. to Rusedski 6-7(5) 6-3 0-6

2003-06-16 Taylor Dent
Playing: Nottingham
Result:
R32 def. Vahaly 6-3 6-4
R16 def. Zimonjic 7-6(2) 6-4
Q l. to Bjorkman
(retired due to injury)

2003-06-23 Xavier Malisse
Playing: Wimbledon
Result:
R128 l. to Saulnier 4-6 3-6 2-6

2003-06-26 James Blake
Playing: Wimbledon
Result:
R128 def. Larkham 6-3 6-1 6-1
R64 l. to Sargsian 2-6 6-7(3) 2-6

2003-07-07 Mardy Fish
Playing: Newport
Result:
R32 l. to Vemic 6-7(3) 5-7

2003-07-14 Mikhail Youzhny
Playing: Stuttgart
Result:
R64 bye
R32 def. Lapentti 6-3 2-6 6-3
R16 def. Novak 7-6(1) 6-4
Q l. to Coria 0-6 0-6
(Defending champion double bagelled)

2003-07-21 Rainer Schuettler
Playing: Kitzbuhel
Result:
R64 bye
R32 l. to Mathieu 4-6 6-3 3-6

2003-07-28 Filippo Volandri
Playing: Sopot
Result:
R32 l. to Puerta 4-6 4-6

2003-08-04 Paradorn Srichaphan
Playing: Canada TMS
Result:
R64 def. Alberto Martin 6-0 7-6(5)
R32 def. Nestor 7-5 6-4
R16 l. to Mirnyi 3-6 2-6

2003-08-11 Max Mirnyi
Playing: Cincinnati
Result:
R64 def. Corretja 3-6 6-3 7-6(2)
R32 def. Enqvist 7-6(2) 6-4
R16 def. Arazi 6-4 6-7(7) 6-4
Q def. Coria 6-2 7-5
S l. to Roddick 6-7(5) 4-6

2003-08-18 Juan Ignacio Chela
Playing: Long Island
Result:
R32 def. Gonzalez 4-6 7-6(10) 6-0
R16 def. Olivier Rochus 7-6(3) 6-1
Q l. to Kiefer 1-6 0-3
(retired due to injury)

2003-08-25 Feliciano Lopez
Playing: US Open
Result:
R128 l. to Stepanek 4-6 4-6 4-6

2003-09-08 Gustavo Kuerten
Playing: Costa Do Sauipe
Result:
R32 def. Norman 6-3 6-2
R16 def. Eschauer 6-2 6-1
Q def. Mello 6-2 6-2
S l. to Schuettler 4-6 6-2 5-7

2003-09-15 Jeff Coetzee
Playing: Davis Cup Europe/Africa Zone
Result:
(Didn't play)

2003-09-15 Carlos Moya
Playing: Davis Cup Semifinal, ESP vs ARG
Result:
RR def. Zabaleta 5-7 2-6 6-2 6-0 6-1
RR def. Gaudio 6-1 6-4 6-2

2003-09-22 Jurgen Melzer
Playing: Palermo
Result:
R32 l. to Puerta 2-6 6-4 4-6

2003-09-29 Tommy Robredo
Playing: Metz
Result:
R32 def. Melzer 6-2 7-6(5)
R16 def. Lisnard 6-2 6-2
Q. l. to Pavel 6-7(3) 6-4 1-6

2003-10-06 Nicolas Lapentti
Playing: Lyon
Result:
R32 l. to Ljubicic 2-6 6-7(3)

2003-10-13 Ivan Ljubicic
Playing: Madrid TMS
Result:
R64 l. to Ferreira 6-7(7) 6-7(5)

2003-10-13 Carlos Moya
Playing: Madrid TMS
Result:
R64 Bye
R32 def. Gaudio 3-6 7-5 6-3
R16 l. to Lopez 7-6(5) 1-6 5-7

2003-10-20 Jiri Novak
Playing: Basel
Result:
R64 def Parmar 3-6 6-3 6-0
R32 l. to Lopez 6-3 5-7 4-6

2003-10-27 Richard Gasquet
Playing: Paris TMS
Result:
R64 l. to Gaudio 6-1 6-7(11) 4-6
(held 6 match points in 2nd set but lost in the end)

[2004]

2004-01-05 Rainer Schuettler
Playing: Doha
Seeded: 2nd
Result:
R32 l. to Youzhny 3-6 6-7

2004-01-12 Jakko Nieminen
Playing: Auckland
Seeded: 8th
Result:
R32 l. to Santoro 1-6 4-6
 

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Re: The ATP OTW Jinx

Only two real successes: Verkerk and Coria.

Let's spare a thought for Filippo Volandri, newly-crowned ATP OTW. :eek: :(
 

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Re: The ATP OTW Jinx

this jinx doesn't come close to the "cover of Tennis magazie" curse! ;)
 

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Leo said:
Only two real successes: Verkerk and Coria.

Let's spare a thought for Filippo Volandri, newly-crowned ATP OTW. :eek: :(
And it worked again:

Sopot 1st Rd.
Volandri (5) l. to Puerta 4-6, 4-6 :eek: :(
 

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Re: The ATP OTW Jinx

This is getting scary lol

hope Michel will never be there ;)

(don't believe Roger belongs to that categorie any longer ;) )
 

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Usually the OTW is a player that won a tournament recently, and its hard to do well in two tournaments back to back coz you'll be tired from the other week. Thats just my theory anyway, i'm not even sure if those guys did win tournaments recently.
 

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Re: The ATP OTW Jinx

It must be a conspiracy. ;)
 

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Poor Feli; I was expecting him to do something big at the Open. :(
 

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Usually the OTW is a player that won a tournament recently, and its hard to do well in two tournaments back to back coz you'll be tired from the other week. Thats just my theory anyway, i'm not even sure if those guys did win tournaments recently.
There are plenty of players who have won back to back titles. I know Coria did so this year, Ferrero perhaps (not sure), Safin in 2000. I'm to lazy to look the rest up :eek:, but I think players CAN do well back to back, but depending of course on their confidence and whether the surface suits them.
 

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The jinx is back to full force these 2 weeks. Last week's OTW Nicolas Lapentti lost his first round match and so as this week's Ivan Ljubicic.
 

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Re: The ATP OTW Jinx

Well watch out Moya.... just been added as OTW.

Good news for Gaudio though? LOL
 

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Re: The ATP OTW Jinx

And there goes another OTW, Richard Gasquet. He nearly made it (5 match points in the 2nd set)...
 

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Re: The ATP OTW Jinx

Novak last week didn't do too well either. he lost in the second round in Basel.

Dang, that really IS a jinx!
 

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5 mps couldn't help Richard out of the Jinx :eek: :eek:

The only one who stayed strongly against the Jinx was Moya, in the week of DC semifinal.
 

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Re: The ATP OTW Jinx

He actually had 6 Match Points.

Oh, and Ferrero played even better than Moyá against Gaudio in Davis Cup.
 

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Actually, Moya just narrowly missed being Jinxed in DC semifinal. He was 2 sets down to Zabaleta. Even he himself was thinking that he's going to lose the tie. And then, all in a sudden, Zabaleta got cramping in his legs...
 

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Re: The ATP OTW Jinx

Well Moya's jinx came in Madrid - he was the OTW that week too and lost in the 2nd round.
 
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