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There's no thread on this guy! Step up MTF!

The RG junior semifinalist and Wimby champ. Has played 3 finals of futures, and has lost all of them.

Currently 481 on live rankings after his win against Cachin on CH Sevilla. Next match against Krajinovic.
 

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Playing the Q of the Challenger in Ismaning. Let's see if he can get in the main draw.
He's halfway there. He beat Sebastian Prechtel 7-6(3) 6-3. As is so often the case, the key to the match was % of second serve points won. Prechtel struggled on 2nd serve, winning only 34% (58% of 1st serves in), whereas ADF won an impressive 71% (64% 1st serve percentage).

His opponent in the final round of Q is a guy whose name has to be one of the toughest to spell in ATP history: Volodomyr Uzhylovskyi, ranked #729. I've never heard of him (I'd surely remember a name like that), but the one details that stands out is his size, assuming the height & weight listed on the tennis score app are accurate. He's 6'0", nothing unusual there, but his weight is listed at 196 pounds, which sounds more like a rugby player than a tennis player. Keeping my fingers crossed that ADF can make it to the main draw.
 

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He's halfway there. He beat Sebastian Prechtel 7-6(3) 6-3. As is so often the case, the key to the match was % of second serve points won. Prechtel struggled on 2nd serve, winning only 34% (58% of 1st serves in), whereas ADF won an impressive 71% (64% 1st serve percentage).

His opponent in the final round of Q is a guy whose name has to be one of the toughest to spell in ATP history: Volodomyr Uzhylovskyi, ranked #729. I've never heard of him (I'd surely remember a name like that), but the one details that stands out is his size, assuming the height & weight listed on the tennis score app are accurate. He's 6'0", nothing unusual there, but his weight is listed at 196 pounds, which sounds more like a rugby player than a tennis player. Keeping my fingers crossed that ADF can make it to the main draw.
Lost 6-2 6-2.

He was playing against a huge server. Tournament is played on carpet indoor, so the 2nd fastest court after grass. Probably got frustrated.

He said in an interview that he will be going to London to be a sparring with the top 8 guys on an invitation from the ATP.
 

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vamos alex =)
 

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Got a WC to the Brescia Challenger. Hopefully he has a good draw on the first round and doesn't get a great player. Needs to rack up points.
 

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Got a WC to the Brescia Challenger. Hopefully he has a good draw on the first round and doesn't get a great player. Needs to rack up points.
Alejandro drew Farrukh Dustov in 1R. Dustov is currently unranked & got in on a protected ranking but was ranked as high as #98 in early 2015. Sounds like a good draw. At least he was fortunate enough to avoid a seed in 1R.
 

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Alejandro drew Farrukh Dustov in 1R. Dustov is currently unranked & got in on a protected ranking but was ranked as high as #98 in early 2015. Sounds like a good draw. At least he was fortunate enough to avoid a seed in 1R.
Man, he was brilliant! Beats Dustov 6-3 6-4. He was much better, the court is super fast. Only reason that this was kind of close it's because the other guy was a big server.

Fantastic! 6 points more and now let's compete against Seppi.

I was watching while on the underground and man, beautiful tennis.
 

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Man, he was brilliant! Beats Dustov 6-3 6-4. He was much better, the court is super fast. Only reason that this was kind of close it's because the other guy was a big server.

Fantastic! 6 points more and now let's compete against Seppi.

I was watching while on the underground and man, beautiful tennis.
Yeah, he was like a rock on serve: 75% of 1st serves in, 87% of 1st serve points won, and 62% on 2nd serves. Once he got the break early in each set, the result was never in doubt because Dustov couldn't make a dent on Davidovich's serve. The highlight for me was the point where Alejandro slipped & fell while changing direction, scrambled to his feet, raced across the baseline, and actually cracked a winner past Dustov!

The court does look lightning-quick. I don't really know much about Davidovich's development, but I assume like all Spaniards he's played a ton on clay. But after this match, it's clear that Alejandro is no clay-court specialist. He handled the fast conditions with ease, and his flat backhand can really hurt an opponent on a court like Brescia.

When I first saw the draw & saw Seppi in 2R, I thought Alejandro didn't stand a chance because Seppi is ranked #89 whereas Davidovich is #467. But rankings can be misleading, especially in the case of youngsters like ADF. If Alejandro plays like he did today, he at least has a chance.
 

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Yeah, he was like a rock on serve: 75% of 1st serves in, 87% of 1st serve points won, and 62% on 2nd serves. Once he got the break early in each set, the result was never in doubt because Dustov couldn't make a dent on Davidovich's serve. The highlight for me was the point where Alejandro slipped & fell while changing direction, scrambled to his feet, raced across the baseline, and actually cracked a winner past Dustov!

The court does look lightning-quick. I don't really know much about Davidovich's development, but I assume like all Spaniards he's played a ton on clay. But after this match, it's clear that Alejandro is no clay-court specialist. He handled the fast conditions with ease, and his flat backhand can really hurt an opponent on a court like Brescia.

When I first saw the draw & saw Seppi in 2R, I thought Alejandro didn't stand a chance because Seppi is ranked #89 whereas Davidovich is #467. But rankings can be misleading, especially in the case of youngsters like ADF. If Alejandro plays like he did today, he at least has a chance.
Yep. That was a really nice point.

He has played a ton of clay, but his idol is Novak and his preferred surface is hard (has said it on a lot of interviews). Will be interesting to see him against Seppi. Has made a Future final on hard and one on clay. On juniors, he has better results on clay and on grass (obviously). He won a tournament on carpet, and the only hardcourt slam that he played, he lost in aclose one at QF against Aliassime.

On this time of the year, guys like Seppi have to want to go on holidays, and not be on a challenger. If you can make him play points, maybe win the first set..Maybe he stops giving a damn and gives you chances.

Right now, he's 454 on live rankings, hopefully he can win a couple futures at the start of next year and midmarch he can get up to 270-300 where he can get direct entry to Challengers.
 

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Not Alejandro's day. Got frustrated and couldn't compete very well.

Had 4 bps to tie the game at 2-2 after he got broken and after that he started making a lot of mistakes.

One match to learn. 6-1 6-4.
 

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It looks like he has withdrawn from Andria. Sektic will play against a lucky loser tomorrow. I have no idea what the reason is for the withdrawal.
 

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Really bad beginning of the year for him.
Kuhn is miles ahead of him atm.
I had never heard of him until I noticed this thread.
 

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Congrats to him :)
 

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Plays against Gombos on the 1st round. Gombos is ranked very well but he's a HC player, I think he can beat him.
 
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