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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.

Full Results

Singles – Second Round
[3] J Tsonga (FRA) d J Hajek (CZE) 63 62
[Q] A Ramos-Vinolas (ESP) d [4] F Gonzalez (CHI) 64 67(8) 63 
[5] [WC] F Verdasco (ESP) d R Gasquet (FRA) 75 63
[7] J Ferrero (ESP) d S Stakhovsky (UKR) 63 42 ret. (hamstrings)
[8] D Ferrer (ESP) d [WC] M Granollers (ESP) 75 64
[11] J Melzer (AUT) d O Hernandez (ESP) 67(4) 75 75 
E Schwank (ARG) d [12] L Hewitt (AUS) 76(3) 64
[13] T Bellucci (BRA) d V Hanescu (ROU) 62 16 75
[16] 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.

5 Responses to “Barcelona: Wednesday’s Results, Thursday’s OOP”

  1. PoorLittleMonique said

    Oh, Jo playing Almagro. Always nice to see new match-ups..

  2. Ribbons said

    who managed to be slightly less of a loser than Jeremy Chardy

    Oh, man, does the truth hurt.
    *shoots despairing glare at all French players not named Tsonga*
    *pours myself a glass of Spanish red*

  3. mrdarnley said

    I agree about Verdasco and that would be nice, well deserved. I’d love to see Lopez win. But yeah Soderling is the first obstacle….

  4. neilintoronto said

    Still not quite over Boss’ exit at the hands of de Bakker….i mean its de Bakker after all ffs!! I believe that kid got one GAME of Rafa, yet Boss can’t take him down?? He must have used all his sexy power during that photo shoot, damn that spanish Elle rag.

    • naughty T....urbane gentleman said

      I think TdeB is the real deal .. very nervous against Raffa and could not find his serve at all… but clearly he is a fast fast learner. First time out and getting that far in a masters event.. very nice indeed.

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