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Rotterdam: Blake, Robredo Out

Posted by gauloises1 on February 11, 2010

Starting to get a few surprises in Rotterdam, the biggest tournament of the week, too. As usual unable to do anything in a straightforward manner, Gael Monfils spent the night tweeting about how ill he was, and then promptly dropped a set to a Rochus. He bounced back, but it’s not exactly going to fill his next opponent with dread.

Soderling beat a local wildcard, Troicki was forced to retire, Kolya put the frighteners on Jo’burg champion Feliciano Lopez, and Baggy put paid to James Blake in straight sets. Yay.

Surprise of the day goes to Florian Mayer, who upset Tommy Robredo 63 in the third.

Tommy losing makes him a sad panda.

Full Results

Singles – Second Round
[3] [WC] R Soderling (SWE) d [Q] I Sijsling (NED) 76(6) 62
F Mayer (GER) d [5] T Robredo (ESP) 64 36 63

Singles – First Round
[2] N Davydenko (RUS) d F Lopez (ESP) 64 62
[4] G Monfils (FRA) d O Rochus (BEL) 46 61 62
J Melzer (AUT) d [8] V Troicki (SRB) 63 30 ret. (right arm)
M Baghdatis (CYP) d J Blake (USA) 64 62
M Berrer (GER) d A Clement (FRA) 76(16) 46 64

Doubles – Quarter-finals
J Knowle (AUT) / R Lindstedt (SWE) d [3] M Fyrstenberg (POL) / M Matkowski (POL) 63 46 10-8

Doubles – First Round
S Aspelin (SWE) / P Hanley (AUS) d S Bolelli (ITA) / A Seppi (ITA) 62 63
M Llodra (FRA) / A Ram (ISR) d J Benneteau (FRA) / A Clement (FRA) 67(0) 64 10-4

Order of Play

10 Responses to “Rotterdam: Blake, Robredo Out”

  1. rulin said

    1. Didn’t know Monfils was on Twitter. That could be interesting.
    2. I’m so glad Baggy is back in the mix.
    3. Need to start watching South Park again.

  2. kefuoe said

    Monfils’ tweets remind me a lot of my 14 year old niece’s Facebook updates. Not sure who that reflects on…

    Still, I would have thought updates about your physical well-being would contravene the ATP rules about tweeting:

  3. irefusetotellyou said

    Geeeez, Other Mayer! He’s on a roll.

    Also, other upset of the day = HORSEFACE + Becker beating Brybros.

    He stampeded over them like they were nothing but a hedge row, basically.

  4. Imtotallyrad said

    Tommy Robredo what are you doing to me?!? stop losing to people you can beat!!!
    and davydenko seems to be continuing he’s tradition of beating all my favourtie players, good news about Baggy though….how i love him! =D

  5. Mlle. Marseillaise (a.k.a Joan) said

    I thought the players weren’t allowed to divulge any information about their form that could potentially help gamblers (i.e I’m so ill, I’m probably going to lose so bet on the other guy?

  6. rulin said

    Wow, I didn’t even think about the ATP twittering/injury information rules. That’s a great point.

    • gauloises1 said

      It’s the first thing that occurred to me. I’d hate for Gael or any player to get himself in trouble just through heedlessness, but this seems like just the sort of thing they’re trying to discourage.

      Does the ATP have clear rules on twittering? Because this situation seems like it’s heading for trouble.

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