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ATP Week Now/The Withdrawal Method: The Other Barcelona

Posted by gauloises1 on April 19, 2010

I have got to get back into Sunday blogging. Anyway, a bit quiet on the vaginal front until the weekend when the ladies will be battling through clouds of ash to Fed Cup it up, but lots of the boys have bravely made it to Barcelona, where judging from tonight’s news, they will now be stuck. Heigh ho.


Draw here.

Please note that this draw has not yet been adjusted to take account of today’s withdrawals; Rafa is out after saying that his body is telling him to rest, while Nalbandian has reportedly suffered a hamstring tear and Berdych is dealing with a right ankle injury. A speedy recovery to one and all. Especially one.

But it’s still a pretty good draw, boasting Soderling, Gonzalez and a full complement of Spaniards, including Boss. Should be fun.

Monday’s Results

Singles – First Round
[13] T Bellucci (BRA) d J Nieminen (FIN) 64 64
[15] N Almagro (ESP) d S Ventura (ESP) 61 62
G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) d [Q] C Rochus (BEL) 57 61 63
[WC] M Granollers (ESP) d L Kubot (POL) 64 63
R Gasquet (FRA) d I Andreev (RUS) 76(5) 64
J Hajek (CZE) d P Starace (ITA) 61 64
O Hernandez (ESP) d I Marchenko (UKR) 67(2) 62 64
S Greul (GER) d [Q] P Riba (ESP) 64 64
M Russell (USA) vs [Q] A Ramos-Vinolas (ESP) – postponed to Tuesday
T de Bakker (NED) d A Falla (COL) 61 60
E Schwank (ARG) d F Fognini (ITA) 61 63
J Chela (ARG) d [WC] F Krajinovic (SRB) 61 64
[Q] P Cuevas (URU) d H Zeballos (ARG) 76(2) 62

Doubles – First Round
L Hewitt (AUS) / M Knowles (BAH) d M Melo (BRA) / B Soares (BRA) 64 61

Tuesday’s OOP

17 Responses to “ATP Week Now/The Withdrawal Method: The Other Barcelona”

  1. Bismarck said

    the withdrawal of three certified bizfavs is a bitter pill.

    but i´m looking at you now boss, nose job, sauce, ferru, almgags and rusty. bear the bizbanner bravely.

    • Bismarck said

      “looking at you” as in stealing scoreboard glances til the coverage starts thursday by which i´ll prolly have to mourn over the loss of most of you, natch.

      • AmyLu said

        I’m jealous your coverage starts Thursday — I’m fairly certain ours isn’t until Saturday. Not that it matters as I’ll be at a Sociology Conference until Sunday so my ability to watch is pretty non-existent. I’m just hoping someone I like is in the final so I have something to look forward to when I return. My dream would be for Ferru to win the title, but I feel like that’s asking for too much since he already won Acapulco this year.

  2. kefuoe said

    Nadal’s body is telling me things, too.

  3. irefusetotellyou said

    Capital “BAH” lowercase “humbug.”

    No, actually, I think this news warrants a capital “HUMBUG.”

    Praise (Spanish Boss Conquistadory) Jesus that JCF is still in this, however!

  4. neil in toronto said

    Hope that Nosejob can go deep, or conversly, play some good tennis 😀

    • gauloises1 said

      Neil In Toronto, I feel like I haven’t seen you for yonks. What up?

      *fully expects no response*

      • neil in toronto said

        Not much G, enjoying the weather, the sparse tennis coverage on t.v., and oh yes, turning 40 yaaaayyy!!! Thanks for the B-Day shout out this morning via twitter XD

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