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D Cup QF: Techno vs. Flamenco. It's On.

Posted by gauloises1 on July 11, 2009

Spain 1 Germany 1

nando jpg


Verdasco provided a mild frisson on the tennis orgasm Richter scale (a teacup fell off a shelf somewhere) by dropping a set to Andreas Beck before coming back to win in four.

kohl jpg

Kohlschreiber scored his first ever win over Tommy Robredo in five attempts, demolishing the Spaniard in straight sets to even the tie. I think we’ve all learned an important lesson here; AmyLu is always right.

tommy jpg

Once I had a 4-0 H2H
Then I played Davis Cup

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D Cup Quarterfinals: Spain vs. Germany

Posted by gauloises1 on July 9, 2009

Whoever wins, I lose.


Look at Feli with his shirt tucked in. Seriously. JCF is clearly embarrassed to be seen in this company, and rightly so.

The only thing that could make this tie interesting to me was if Boss was playing. But he’s bloody not. Verdasco and Robredo have been tapped to kick off the singles, with Feli demoted to doubles duty. And isn’t that really where he excels?

tommy kohli

It’s the obvious thing to do, really. Not just because of Feli’s recent “form”, but because Robredo could basically take on the entirety of Germany by himself and win. He’s 4-0 against Kohlschreiber, 3-0 against Kiefer, and 2-0 against Zverev. Who needs Prince Knees, again?

Oh, and there’s a serious possibility of Verdasco playing three matches. Turn the TV off and the asshat-o-meter up to 11.

Fernando Verdasco (ESP) v Andreas Beck (GER)
Tommy Robredo (ESP) v Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER)

Feliciano Lopez/Fernando Verdasco (ESP) v Nicolas Kiefer/Mischa Zverev (GER)

Fernando Verdasco (ESP) v Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER)
Tommy Robredo (ESP) v Andreas Beck (GER)

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Image is Everything: I Feel Better

Posted by gauloises1 on May 31, 2009


And Philipp feels pretty.

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RG Day Seven: Novak Djokovic Loses in Third Round

Posted by gauloises1 on May 30, 2009

So I was all set to do some fairly cheerful results blogging.

And then this happened.


Philipp Kohlschreiber defeated Novak Djokovic in straight sets, 64 64 64.

I literally can’t process this, and I don’t think I’m the only one. The crowd were oddly quiet, even the commentators when Kohlschreiber was serving for the match were talking about what Nole would need to do to get back into the match. I kept expecting Nole to get his shit together and start to really play. I feel like I’m still expecting him to.

Don’t get me wrong, Kohlschreiber played remarkably well, and all credit to him. But Nole just wasn’t there. He didn’t even seem to really care that he was losing.


I’m totally gutted. Congratulations to PEHK though …

Well. This has put the cat among the pigeons, eh?


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RG Day Five: A Russian, A(n) Ukrainian, A Spaniard and a German …

Posted by gauloises1 on May 28, 2009

… all get stuck in jail for the night. Seriously, this is getting annoying, no?

Novak Djokovic came back from a break down against perpetual irritant Sergiy Stakhovsky to take a two sets to love lead, so hopefully the fourth seed should have little difficulty closing this out tomorrow.

nole the elephant

Nole the elephant went to town …

Philipp Kohlschreiber and Juan Carlos Ferrero were slightly more dramatic about the whole thing, choosing to split sets 64 26 64 76(3) for a nail-biting resumption tomorrow.



Possibly the second best thighs on tour.

Vamos the Boss.

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Friday Results: Finalists Finalised

Posted by gauloises1 on May 23, 2009


I’ve given up trying to understand what’s happening here. All I know is that it involves a lot of happy Teutonic hugging.

kiefer mischa

And that it’s Germany vs. Serbia in the final tomorrow. Who needs Nole, eh?











Admittedly tangential, but why do all Serbs seem to have such soft, shiny hair?

Singles Round Robin Matches
P Kohlschreiber (GER) d A Vinciguerra (SWE) 61 62
J Tipsarevic (SRB) d F Piccari (ITA) 62 63
*M Gonzalez (ARG) d E Korolev (RUS) 63 36 63

*M Gonzalez (ARG) replaced J Monaco (ARG) (left wrist)

Doubles Round Robin Matches
N Kiefer (GER) / M Zverev (GER) d R Lindstedt (SWE) / R Soderling (SWE) 76(4) 46 13-11 – Saved 1 M.P.
M Gonzalez (ARG) / J del Potro (ARG) d E Korolev (RUS) / D Tursunov (RUS) 22 ret. (Korolev – left ankle)
N Zimonjic (SRB) / V Troicki (SRB) d F Piccari (ITA) / A Seppi (ITA) 60 76(5)


Little-known Armada tugboat Guillermo Garcia-Lopez upset Mikhail Youzhny to book a place in the final, where he’ll face the Queen of Spain (go with it) Julien Benneteau in a clash that tournament organisers are already billing as “… who?”


Singles – Semi-finals
G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) d [7] M Youzhny (RUS) 63 16 76(5)
[LL] J Benneteau (FRA) d O Hernandez (ESP) 63 64

Doubles – Semi-finals
[2] M Melo (BRA) / A Sa (BRA) d C Kas (GER) / A Peya (AUT) 64 60
A Pavel (ROU) / H Tecau (ROU) d J Knowle (AUT) / J Melzer (AUT) 67(1) 63 15-13
– Saved 2 M.P.


Let’s hear it for plucky Romanian qualifier Alexandra Dulgheru! Her name might abbreviate to “dul”, but her game certainly isn’t. Apparently, as she upset sixth seed and perpetual disappointment Daniela Hantuchova for a place in the final. She’ll face Alona Bondarenko, a finalist back in 2007, who knocked out Britland fave and all-round Tim Anne Keothavong in straight sets – on the same day that Keo drew Safina as a first round opponent at Roland Garros. Double trouble.

WARSAW OPEN 2009dulgheru

Singles – Semifinals
(Q) Alexandra Dulgheru (ROU) d. (6/WC) Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) 64 67(2) 61
(8) Alona Bondarenko (UKR) d. Anne Keothavong (GBR) 62 75


Not a single seed remains in this tournament. “Strasbourg” is German for “clusterfuck”, you know. So it’s a Rezai-Hradecka final! Go girls.

Singles – Semifinals
Aravane Rezai (FRA) d. (Q) Viktoriya Kutuzova (UKR) 64 62
Lucie Hradecka (CZE) d. Ayumi Morita (JPN) 60 10 ret. (left thigh strain)

Doubles – Semifinals
(2) Dechy/Santangelo (FRA/ITA) d. Beygelzimer/Sun (UKR/CHN) 63 76(2)

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Dusseldorf, Kitzbuhel Results: Confused and Apathetic

Posted by gauloises1 on May 20, 2009


Yeah, I’m confused.

So … the US and France are out because they lost to Sweden and Germany, right? Which makes it a Sweden-Germany Red Group semi.

But in the Blue Group, Serbia are in the semis after winning both their ties … and Italy-Argentina both have one win. So if Argentina beat Russia tomorrow, they’ll be in the semis … right?

Oh god, I just don’t know what’s happening. Anyway, all I know is that Maximo Gonzalez stepped in for Pico to give Argentina a good win over Italy today (with some help from Elf in the doubs), and Philipp Kohlschreiber claimed a very good three-set win over Tsonga.


Fine German engineering.

Singles Round Robin Matches
P Kohlschreiber (GER) d J Tsonga (FRA) 67(2) 63 63
*M Gonzalez (ARG) d S Bolelli (ITA) 63 57 64

*M Gonzalez (ARG) replaced J Monaco (ARG) (left wrist)

Doubles Round Robin Matches
M Fish (USA) / S Querrey (USA) d R Lindstedt (SWE) / R Soderling (SWE) 26 62 10-3
N Zimonjic (SRB) / V Troicki (SRB) d E Korolev (RUS) / S Vovk (RUS) 61 61
N Kiefer (GER) / M Zverev (GER) d J Chardy (FRA) / G Simon (FRA) 60 64
M Gonzalez (ARG) / J del Potro (ARG) d F Piccari (ITA) / A Seppi (ITA) 62 63


Don’t expect me to care. I only have so much to give.












Singles – Second Round
[2] J Melzer (AUT) d A Calleri (ARG) 64 75
[3] V Hanescu (ROU) d M Granollers (ESP) 61 76(2)
[7] M Youzhny (RUS) d [WC] S Koubek (AUT) 62 64
O Hernandez (ESP) d [WC] A Beck (GER) 75 64
[WC] D Koellerer (AUT) d D Junqueira (ARG) 61 62
[Q] J Chela (ARG) d [LL] R Ramirez Hidalgo (ESP) 63 62
[LL] J Benneteau (FRA) d N Massu (CHI) 61 67(4) 76(7)

Doubles – Quarter-finals
A Pavel (ROU) / H Tecau (ROU) d [1] M Fyrstenberg (POL) / M Matkowski (POL) 46 75 10-7
J Knowle (AUT) / J Melzer (AUT) d [4] F Cermak (CZE) / M Mertinak (SVK) 62 64
C Kas (GER) / A Peya (AUT) d L Arnold Ker (ARG) / O Marach (AUT) 63 64

Doubles – First Round
L Arnold Ker (ARG) / O Marach (AUT) d [WC] M Kohlmann (GER) / P Oswald (AUT) 64 67(5) 10-8
S Aspelin (SWE) / P Hanley (AUS) d M Ancic (CRO) / M Youzhny (RUS) 62 64

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Kitzbuhel, Dusseldorf Results: Stuff Happens

Posted by gauloises1 on May 18, 2009



team germany

Team Germany, the heroes of the day.

Local heroes Germany took a 2-1 lead over the U.S., last year’s champions Sweden are up 2-1 over France, Italy are 2-1 up over Russia … for god’s sake, can’t someone have a different score? Why are you people such sheep?

maximo g

Oh, and Argentina are 1-2 down (see what I did there? I gave it a different twist), because Maximo Gonzalez lost to Victor Troicki, and then Elf and Pico got beaten by Errol Flynn and some dude with tattoos. Which does not compute. How could such a hot team fail?!

Singles Round Robin Matches
P Kohlschreiber (GER) d R Ginepri (USA) 67(5) 76(4) 60
V Troicki (SRB) d M Gonzalez (ARG) 64 61

Doubles Round Robin Matches
S Bolelli (ITA) / A Seppi (ITA) d E Korolev (RUS) / S Vovk (RUS) 67(4) 63 10-4
R Lindstedt (SWE) / R Soderling (SWE) d J Chardy (FRA) / J Tsonga (FRA) 62 36 10-7
N Kiefer (GER) / M Zverev (GER) d M Fish (USA) / S Querrey (USA) 46 64 10-1
N Zimonjic (SRB) / V Troicki (SRB) d J Del Potro (ARG) / J Monaco (ARG) 46 76(4) 10-8


Everybody good lost today. You get no pictures.

Singles – First Round
[3] V Hanescu (ROU) d [Q] N Lapentti (ECU) 67(6) 63 75
[7] M Youzhny (RUS) d D Gimeno-Traver (ESP) 62 76(7)
M Granollers (ESP) d T Gabashvili (RUS) 76(11) 63
N Massu (CHI) d [Q] R Vik (CZE) 64 62
[WC] A Beck (GER) d J Hernych (CZE) 57 63 75
[WC] D Koellerer (AUT) d T Bellucci (BRA) 64 64
A Calleri (ARG) d Y Lu (TPE) 36 75 01 ret. (illness)

Doubles – First Round
M Gicquel (FRA) / C Rochus (BEL) vs [2] M Melo (BRA) / A Sa (BRA)
[4] F Cermak (CZE) / M Mertinak (SVK) d J Cerretani (USA) / D Vemic (SRB) 63 36 10-2

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Results: Rome, Estoril, Munich, Belgrade

Posted by gauloises1 on May 4, 2009


What leaps out today in Rome? Oh, say, how about lefty Lucie Safarova taking a set off Venus? And a bad day for the Italians – Vinci, Errani and Garbin all lost. Kleybanova lost to Rezai, who was hopefully wearing something hilarious, and Chakvetadze continues to pwn Anabel Medina Garrigues, if no-one else – it’s now 6-0 for the Russian.

All the other seeds advanced, including Pennetta, who survived a tough challenge from Pironkova, and slumping Alize Cornet.











Singles – Second Round
(4) Venus Williams (USA) d. Lucie Safarova (CZE) 62 46 62
(6) Victoria Azarenka (BLR) d. (Q) Ayumi Morita (JPN) 60 ret. (left thigh strain)

Singles – First Round
(9) Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) d. Agnes Szavay (HUN) 63 62
(10) Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) d. Alona Bondarenko (UKR) 60 61
(12) Flavia Pennetta (ITA) d. Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL) 67(2) 64 61
(13) Alizé Cornet (FRA) d. Ai Sugiyama (JPN) 63 75
(14) Zheng Jie (CHN) d. Nathalie Dechy (FRA) 61 76(4)
Anna Chakvetadze (RUS) d. (15) Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP) 62 63
Aleksandra Wozniak (CAN) d. Sara Errani (ITA) 61 36 64
Virginie Razzano (FRA) d. Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK) 60 67(8) 64
Gisela Dulko (ARG) d. (WC) Karin Knapp (ITA) 62 63
Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) d. (WC) Tathiana Garbin (ITA) 36 63 61
Elena Vesnina (RUS) d. (Q) Jill Craybas (USA) 16 63 62
Kateryna Bondarenko (UKR) d. (WC) Roberta Vinci (ITA) 63 76(4)
(Q) Aravane Rezai (FRA) d. Alisa Kleybanova (RUS) 63 63

Doubles – First Round
(5) Hantuchova/Sugiyama (SVK/JPN) d. Husarova/Wozniacki (SVK/DEN)
36 64 108
(7) Hsieh/Peng (TPE/CHN) d. Koryttseva/Poutchek (UKR/BLR) 76(5) 75
Dushevina/Voskoboeva (RUS/KAZ) d. Kondratieva/Lefèvre (RUS/FRA) 62 60


As aforementioned, Nalby lost. And no I will not post a picture of Capdeville.

What else? Gilles won a match! In straights! Good stuff. Defending finalist Benesova took out a Portuguese wildcard despite the loss of a set, and bendy Bovina served a bagel to Larcher de Brito. And Mardy Fish took out my personal favourite Teimuraz Gabashvili. Grr. HIS DAY WILL COME, mark my words.












And what’s up with Eurosport having no pictures of Teimuraz? SEXISTS.


Singles – First Round
(1) Iveta Benesova (CZE) d. (WC) Neuza Silva (POR) 64 57 64
(8) Anna-Lena Groenefeld (GER) d. Pauline Parmentier (FRA) 16 63 76(1)
Jarmila Groth (SVK) d. Mathilde Johansson (FRA) 16 61 61
Kristina Barrois (GER) d. (WC) Maria Joao Koehler (POR) 76(4) 60

Doubles – First Round
(1) Cirstea/Kirilenko (ROU/RUS) d. Ivanova/Yakimova (RUS/BLR) 63 64
(2) Peer/Yan (ISR/CHN) d. Govortsova/Ar.Rodionova (BLR/RUS) 62 64
Date Krumm/Wickmayer (JPN/BEL) d. (4) Sun/Védy (CHN/FRA) 60 26 104

Singles Qualifying – Final Round
(7) Elena Bovina (RUS) d. (2) Michelle Larcher de Brito (POR) 60 62
Sílvia Soler Espinosa (ESP) d. (4) Ekaterina Ivanova (RUS) 61 63
Eva Fernández-Brugues (ESP) d. (8) Ekaterina Dzehalevich (BLR) 62 57 62
Sharon Fichman (CAN) d. Arina Rodionova (RUS) 60 62


Singles – First Round
[1] [WC] G Simon (FRA) d R Kendrick (USA) 63 76(7)
P Capdeville (CHI) d [5] D Nalbandian (ARG) 62 62
[6] M Fish (USA) d T Gabashvili (RUS) 63 64
M Gicquel (FRA) d P Andujar (ESP) 76(6) 64
O Hernandez (ESP) d [WC] R Machado (POR) 75 16 75

Doubles – First Round
[3] F Cermak (CZE) / M Mertinak (SVK) d [Alt] P Capdeville (CHI) / I Navarro (ESP) 63 62


Ernie teased us all by taking a set, but in the end the Germans Kiefer and Kohlschreiber advanced. And in prettier news, so did Jeremy Chardy. Hooray!


 Singles – First Round
[6] N Kiefer (GER) d E Gulbis (LAT) 26 63 62
P Kohlschreiber (GER) d B Phau (GER) 62 21 ret. – right hand
M Youzhny (RUS) d I Minar (CZE) 63 76(5)
J Chardy (FRA) d E Korolev (RUS) 63 63

Doubles – First Round
[4] R Bopanna (IND) / T Parrott (USA) d N Almagro (ESP) / S Prieto (ARG) 64 57 10-8
[WC] D Gremelmayr (GER) / D Meffert (GER) d P Marx (GER) / F Moser (GER) 36 63 10-1


Um, it rained. Sucks to be you, Serbia. But I think they made Marko mop up. Well, that’s what you get for losing to Hrbaty in qualifying.

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Quick Hits: Player Websites, Some Glaring Omissions

Posted by gauloises1 on May 4, 2009

ESPN take a look at player websites, including Maria Sharapova’s, Roger Federer’s, Kei Nishikori’s, Ana Ivanovic’s, and JJ’s.

I never thought about it from the profit-loss POV:

Federer’s site, which displayed his wedding photos, boasts more than 230,000 registered members. (It’s free.) He pays for the site himself — what with the cost of hosting, developing and maintaining such sites, they’re rarely money-making ventures.

This is also interesting from Max Eisenbud, Masha’s agent:

“For us we kind of use it as a clearing house because there’s so much said about Maria and written about her on the Web,” Max Eisenbud, Sharapova’s longtime agent, said. “It’s got to the point where fans know that if it’s not on her site, then it’s probably not accurate. It’s how we make our announcements, and we built that trust with the fans over time. I think it’s worked out good for everyone.”

Control the news cycle, Masha.

But … no mention of philippkohlschreiberpunktde? FAIL.

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