Barcelona: Wednesday’s Results, Thursday’s OOP
Posted by gauloises1 on April 22, 2010
And the upsets continue, as the triple threat that is Albert Ramos-Vinolas upset Gonzo in three. It seems like Gonzo hasn’t really got off the mark this year, what with knees and earthquakes and swimming with dolphins and the burden that is his quixotic existence. Still, it wouldn’t be Gonzo if you could predict when he was going to turn up, would it? The rocky road to recovery continues to be rocky for Lleyton Hewitt, too, who lost in two sets to Eduardo “I was recently fined for tanking” Schwank.
Among those who notched up excellent wins, however, were Fernando Verdasco in straight sets over Richard Gasquet (I’m starting to think he might win this, you know – Verdasco, that is, not Gasquet; I’m not that delusional), Nose Job (three sets over Victor Hanescu – nice), and Ernests Gulbis, who managed to be slightly less of a loser than Jeremy Chardy. I call that impressive.
I also call this impressive.
Singles – Second Round
 J Tsonga (FRA) d J Hajek (CZE) 63 62
[Q] A Ramos-Vinolas (ESP) d  F Gonzalez (CHI) 64 67(8) 63
 [WC] F Verdasco (ESP) d R Gasquet (FRA) 75 63
 J Ferrero (ESP) d S Stakhovsky (UKR) 63 42 ret. (hamstrings)
 D Ferrer (ESP) d [WC] M Granollers (ESP) 75 64
 J Melzer (AUT) d O Hernandez (ESP) 67(4) 75 75
E Schwank (ARG) d  L Hewitt (AUS) 76(3) 64
 T Bellucci (BRA) d V Hanescu (ROU) 62 16 75
 F Lopez (ESP) d D Istomin (UZB) 76(7) 75
G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) d [LL] T Gabashvili (RUS) 16 76(5) 64
[Q] S Bolelli (ITA) d [WC] A Martin (ESP) 76(2) 76(1)
T de Bakker (NED) d [Q] D Gimeno-Traver (ESP) 76(5) 63
E Gulbis (LAT) d J Chardy (FRA) 63 62
Doubles – First Round
F Polasek (SVK) / A Qureshi (PAK) d [WC] A Martin (ESP) / F Vicente (ESP) 46 62 10-8
N Almagro (ESP) / M Lopez (ESP) d E Butorac (USA) / M Kohlmann (GER) 63 62
J Kerr (AUS) / R Lindstedt (SWE) d I Andreev (RUS) / J Chardy (FRA) 76(4) 61
C Kas (GER) / J Melzer (AUT) d [WC] G Granollers-Pujol (ESP) / A Ramos-Vinolas (ESP) 63 60
J Knowle (AUT) / A Ram (ISR) d P Cuevas (URU) / F Gonzalez (CHI) 64 75
Today’s OOP is brought to you by the Jo-ness of Jo. It’s my favourite thing about him.