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Tokyo: Second Round Loss Still On!

Posted by gauloises1 on October 8, 2009

Well done to Ernie who, wearing his qualifier hat, beat sixth seed Steps in Tokyo today 64 64.

gulbis tokyo japan open 2009

If I’m not very much mistaken, this is a wally.

Don’t get too excited though, he can still lose in the second round, where he’ll play Pico. Oooh, a clash of the faves. Pico progressed after Armada tugboat Guillermo Garcia-Lopez retired 50 down.

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Youzhny beat Nose Job, sadly if not surprisingly, and in other first-round action, ol’ sweaty bum himself, Richard Gasquet, beat Petzchner in straights to progress, as did second seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. Gael Monfils and Stanislas Wawrinka are both into the quarterfinals after straight set victories over Marco Chiudinelli and Simon Greul respectively. Good stuff.

monfils tokyo japan open 2009

Oh, and I’m delighted Hutch and Kerr are into the semi-finals. Albeit slightly confused as to how they’ve managed it while everyone else still seems to be playing the first round.

Singles – Second Round
[4] G Monfils (FRA) d [Q] M Chiudinelli (SUI) 76(5) 63
[7] S Wawrinka (SUI) d S Greul (GER) 63 62

Singles – First Round
[2] J Tsonga (FRA) d M Zverev (GER) 64 63
[Q] E Gulbis (LAT) d [6] R Stepanek (CZE) 64 64
M Youzhny (RUS) d T Bellucci (BRA) 62 63
A Beck (GER) d R Schuettler (GER) 63 46 76(3)
J Monaco (ARG) d G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) 50 ret. (illness)
R Gasquet (FRA) d P Petzschner (GER) 63 62

Doubles – Quarter-finals
R Hutchins (GBR) / J Kerr (AUS) d [WC] H Kondo (JPN) / G Soeda (JPN) 62 63

Doubles – First Round
[WC] S Iwabuchi (JPN) / T Suzuki (JPN) d [2] M Damm (CZE) / R Lindstedt (SWE) 61 36 10-6
J Knowle (AUT) / J Melzer (AUT) d [3] S Aspelin (SWE) / P Hanley (AUS) 46 76(5) 14-12
J Brunstrom (SWE) / J Rojer (AHO) d S Huss (AUS) / S Lipsky (USA) 63 36 11-9

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Cincinnati: This is Starting to Suck

Posted by gauloises1 on August 19, 2009

The Mariners sunk without trace tonight as Marin lost in straight sets to David Ferrer.


In further knees news, Gonzo was forced to retire against Tomas Berdych. Sad face. Two more seeds fell, as Guillermo Garcia-Lopez scored a great – if somewhat baffling – win against Fernando Verdasco, and Hewitt put paid to Robin Soderling in his first tournament back after his elbow injury.


Well done to GG-L. And frankly, given the state of Verdasco’s hair, it was a blessing.


In this photo it looks kind of like an awesome beehive. It wasn’t.


Singles – Second Round
[9] G Simon (FRA) d I Andreev (RUS) 76(5) 67(6) 61
D Ferrer (ESP) d [14] M Cilic (CRO) 76(4) 62

Singles – First Round
T Berdych (CZE) d [10] F Gonzalez (CHI) 64 ret. (knee)
G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) d [11] F Verdasco (ESP) 76(4) 76(4)
L Hewitt (AUS) d [12] R Soderling (SWE) 36 76(8) 63 – saved 2 M.P.
[Q] M Youzhny (RUS) d V Hanescu (ROU) 75 62
J Melzer (AUT) d F Lopez (ESP) 57 76(4) 76(7)
A Seppi (ITA) d [Q] J Hernych (CZE) 36 64 61
[Q] C Guccione (AUS) d P Kohlschreiber (GER) 75 26 63
I Kunitsyn (RUS) d J Blake (USA) 76(5) 67(5) 64
P Petzschner (GER) d [Q] S Bolelli (ITA) 76(6) 63
[WC] J Isner (USA) vs T Haas (GER)

Doubles – Second Round
R Lindstedt (SWE) / M Melo (BRA) vs [2] D Nestor (CAN) / N Zimonjic (SRB)

Doubles – First Round
M Llodra (FRA) / J Tsonga (FRA) d J Melzer (AUT) / R Stepanek (CZE) 76(2) 64

Wednesday’s OOP:

cincy wed

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Image is Everything: Saturday Stars

Posted by gauloises1 on May 23, 2009

So, Warsaw, Dusseldorf, Kitzbuhel and Strasbourg all had their finals today.

As I said elsewhere, I know these tournaments don’t get much attention. (Even from me.) The build-up to Roland Garros, the lack of big names and seeds in the finals … But do you think it matters to the winners today, that we snobby tennis fans will be placing mental asterixes next to their wins? Not a bar of it.

So big props to the soft-haired Serbs in Dusseldorf, the qualifier Dulgheru in Warsaw, Guillermo Garcia-Lopez in Kitzbuhel, and Aravane Rezai in Strasbourg. Well done indeed.

That said, I didn’t watch any of the matches so just have some pictures.



gg-l trophy

gg-l champagne

team serbia2

tipsy troicki



Now get your asses to Paris. Stat.

Er – except you, Dulgheru. I don’t think you’re in the draw.

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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.

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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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