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Thursday’s Results: Marin, Monfils, Ferru Through

Posted by gauloises1 on February 4, 2010

So one thing that is really making me miss the Australian Open right now? Quality and availability of photos. If the rest of the snappers are anything like the ones I know, they’re still huddled on their sofas getting over jet lag. Fair enough, but come on. The people need photos.

This is about three days old.

Anyway, the week’s action continues to chug along in quite pleasing fashion. In Johannesburg, top seeds Monfils, Ferru and Lopez (your heavy breathing can’t stop him!) are all into the quarterfinals with fairly straightforward wins, as are Newport champion Rajeev Ram and last year’s Chennai finalist, Somdev Devvarman.

In Zagreb, Marin Cilic is yet to show any signs of the post-AO blues, rolling against Jan Hajek and crazy Daniel Koellerer. Unfortunately, he faces Ivo Karlovic next, which is likely to be a bit more tricky. They’re the last Croats standing after Ivan Ljubicic relatively inexplicably lost to Lukas Lacko, meaning the only seed left in the bottom half of the draw is Viktor Troicki after a marathon three-set win for Philipp Petzchner over Benjamin Becker.

Play is still going on in Santiago,  with Gonzo, Granollers, Souza, Martin, Luczak and Schwank into the quarterfinals so far, to be joined by the winners of Pico-Chela (underway as we speak) and Bellucci-Capdeville.

Johannesburg

Singles – Second Round
[1] G Monfils (FRA) d J Ouanna (FRA) 64 75
[2] D Ferrer (ESP) d [Q] F Prpic (SWE) 63 64
[7] Y Lu (TPE) d [WC] R Klaasen (RSA) 64 75
S Devvarman (IND) d T Alves (BRA) 64 61

Doubles – Quarter-finals
R Bopanna (IND) / A Qureshi (PAK) d [2] J Brunstrom (SWE) / J Rojer (AHO) 36 63 9-9 default
[3] E Butorac (USA) / R Ram (USA) d P Amritraj (IND) / J Cerretani (USA) 64 76(6)
[WC] R Klaasen (RSA) / I Van Der Merwe (RSA) vs K Beck (SVK) / H Levy (ISR)
S Darcis (BEL) / X Malisse (BEL) d S Ratiwatana (THA) / S Ratiwatana (THA) 36 64 10-8

Doubles – First Round
[WC] R Klaasen (RSA) / I Van Der Merwe (RSA) d [4] J Coetzee (RSA) / R Wassen (NED) 46 62 10-8

Santiago

Singles – Second Round
[1] F Gonzalez (CHI) d [Q] R Ramirez Hidalgo (ESP) 64 63
A Martin (ESP) d R Mello (BRA) 63 64
M Granollers (ESP) d L Kubot (POL) 64 62
[Q] J Souza (BRA) d P Riba (ESP) 64 64

Doubles – First Round
[2] M Melo (BRA) / B Soares (BRA) d [WC] J Aguilar (CHI) / H Podlipnik-Castillo (CHI) 61 76(4)
P Starace (ITA) / H Zeballos (ARG) d [3] P Cuevas (URU) / M Granollers (ESP) 62 62
[WC] S Gonzalez (MEX) / N Massu (CHI) d B Dabul (ARG) / P Lorenzi (ITA) 61 64
L Arnold Ker (ARG) / J Monaco (ARG) d O Hernandez (ESP) / N Lapentti (ECU) 63 62
L Friedl (CZE) / D Skoch (CZE) d T Bellucci (BRA) / M Daniel (BRA) 64 76(4)

Zagreb

Singles – Second Round
[1] M Cilic (CRO) d D Koellerer (AUT) 62 61
L Lacko (SVK) d [2] I Ljubicic (CRO) 76(3) 57 76(5)
P Petzschner (GER) d [6] B Becker (GER) 16 76(4) 76(6)
[7] I Karlovic (CRO) d [Q] A Sidorenko (FRA) 76(4) 76(8)
M Berrer (GER) d [WC] P Jelenic (CRO) 64 63

Doubles – Quarter-finals
J Melzer (AUT) / P Petzschner (GER) d [1] F Cermak (CZE) / M Mertinak (SVK) 64 64
[3] M Damm (CZE) / F Polasek (SVK) d M Kohlmann (GER) / A Peya (AUT) 64 62
B Becker (GER) / R Schuettler (GER) d C Kas (GER) / E Korolev (KAZ) 64 60
A Clement (FRA) / O Rochus (BEL) d [4] R Hutchins (GBR) / J Kerr (AUS) 63 61

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