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Rome: Monday’s Results, Tuesday’s OOP

Posted by gauloises1 on April 26, 2010

Say hello to Santiago Giraldo, the reason you won’t be seeing Boss this week.

Apparently he played a really impressive match, but Boss seemed rather out of sorts. I hope he’s not injured.

Anyway, after that disappointing result, most of the rest was business as usual. Ljubicic, Isner, Kohlschreiber and Llodra all flirted with defeat before coming through in three, earning in Kohlschreiber’s case the dubious reward of a meeting with Rafa in the next round.

Enjoy.

Tomas Berdych, also in Rafa’s quarter, won in straights and Ernests Gulbis fairly demolished Marcos Baghdatis to set up a meeting with … Roger Federer. Sigh.

Results

Singles – First Round
[10] T Berdych (CZE) d [Q] M Granollers (ESP) 63 63
[11] I Ljubicic (CRO) d P Mathieu (FRA) 75 67(1) 60
[Q] S Giraldo (COL) d [12] J Ferrero (ESP) 60 63
[14] J Isner (USA) d H Zeballos (ARG) 46 76(5) 75
J Benneteau (FRA) d [15] S Querrey (USA) 76(6) 36 76(2)
[16] J Monaco (ARG) d I Andreev (RUS) 76(4) 75
E Gulbis (LAT) d M Baghdatis (CYP) 62 62
[WC] P Starace (ITA) d [Q] J Hajek (CZE) 62 62
[WC] F Volandri (ITA) d [Q] P Luczak (AUS) 64 63
[WC] P Lorenzi (ITA) d A Montanes (ESP) 26 64 63
P Kohlschreiber (GER) d P Cuevas (URU) 67(1) 61 64
G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) d [Q] J Chela (ARG) 62 62
[Q] M Llodra (FRA) d A Beck (GER) 62 36 64

Doubles – First Round
J Kerr (AUS) / F Polasek (SVK) vs F Cermak (CZE) / M Mertinak (SVK)
[WC] Y Allegro (SUI) / R Federer (SUI) d J Brunstrom (SWE) / J Rojer (AHO) 64 76(4)

Tomorrow’s OOP is brought to you by Potito Starace’s victory face. As you can see, he hasn’t had much opportunity to use it lately. It’s been metaphorically crumpled up at the bottom of his wardrobe.

CENTER COURT start 1:00 pm
[WC] S Bolelli (ITA) vs [LL] S Greul (GER)
J Chardy (FRA) vs [2] N Djokovic (SRB)
[1] R Federer (SUI) vs E Gulbis (LAT)

Not Before 8:30 PM
A Seppi (ITA) vs [4] A Murray (GBR)
G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) / A Montanes (ESP) vs M Fyrstenberg (POL) / M Matkowski (POL)

PIETRANGELI start 1:00 pm
L Hewitt (AUS) vs [9] M Youzhny (RUS)
N Almagro (ESP) vs L Kubot (POL)
T Bellucci (BRA) vs [Q] L Mayer (ARG)
[13] D Ferrer (ESP) vs E Korolev (KAZ)

COURT 4 start 4:00 pm
I Ljubicic (CRO) / M Llodra (FRA) vs J Knowle (AUT) / A Ram (ISR)
P Cuevas (URU) / J Monaco (ARG) vs J Benneteau (FRA) / J Chardy (FRA) – After suitable rest

COURT 5 start 1:00 pm
J Melzer (AUT) vs S Wawrinka (SUI)
V Hanescu (ROU) vs I Andreev (RUS) or [16] J Monaco (ARG)
J Isner (USA) / S Querrey (USA) vs J Tsonga (FRA) / S Wawrinka (SUI)
I Andreev (RUS) / M Youzhny (RUS) vs [WC] S Bolelli (ITA) / P Starace (ITA)

COURT 6 start 1:00 pm
B Becker (GER) vs F Lopez (ESP)
V Troicki (SRB) vs T de Bakker (NED)
F Lopez (ESP) / F Verdasco (ESP) vs N Almagro (ESP) / M Granollers (ESP) – After Suitable Rest

One Response to “Rome: Monday’s Results, Tuesday’s OOP”

  1. linz said

    Boss is like Samson. All the power was in the hair. Without it he is a mere mortal.

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