New Balls, Please

"Climbing the Comeback Mountain with the Tower of Tandil."

  • Recent Posts

  • Unhealthily Obsessed With

    agnieszka radwanska alize cornet amelie mauresmo ana ivanovic andy murray andy roddick aravane rezai ATP ATP week ahead australian open beijing belgrade british tennis bstaad caroline wozniacki cincinnati daniela hantuchova david ferrer david nalbandian davis cup dinara safina doha dubai elena dementieva ernests gulbis estoril fed cup feliciano lopez fernando gonzalez fernando verdasco flavia pennetta francesca schiavone french open gael monfils gilles simon image is everything indian wells jelena jankovic jo-wilfried tsonga john isner juan carlos ferrero juan martin del potro juan monaco julien benneteau justine henin kim clijsters kuala lumpur li na lleyton hewitt los angeles madrid marat safin marcos baghdatis maria kirilenko maria sharapova marin cilic marion bartoli melanie oudin miami mikhail youzhny montreal munich nikolay davydenko novak djokovic paris masters philipp kohlschreiber queens radek stepanek rafael nadal richard gasquet robin soderling roger federer rome sabine lisicki samantha stosur sam querrey serena williams shahar peer shanghai sorana cirstea stuttgart svetlana kuznetsova sydney the withdrawal method thomaz bellucci titlists tokyo tomas berdych tommy robredo us open venus williams vera zvonareva victoria azarenka video wimbledon WTA wta week ahead WTFs yanina wickmayer
  • Categories

Posts Tagged ‘rajeev ram’

ATP Week Now: Newport Soup Tournament

Posted by gauloises1 on July 6, 2010

Newport

Draw here.

Top Seeds: Sam Querrey, Santiago Giraldo, Alejandro Falla, Olivier Rochus, Mardy Fish, Karol Beck, Rajeev Ram, Taylor Dent

The tournament has also given Nicolas Mahut a wildcard and, presumably, all the soup he can eat, which is a bit of a weird present to give to someone who just played the longest match ever. I’m saying, he’s probably had enough of tennis for a while. Why not a nice fruit basket? Or just a hearty ‘well done’?

It’s also worth noting that the Davis Cup quarterfinals are this weekend. I shall attempt to address them forthwith (i.e. tomorrow).

Who’s Already Out

Singles – First Round
[4] O Rochus (BEL) d E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) 76(2) 64
[WC] R Harrison (USA) d [6] K Beck (SVK) 61 62
G Soeda (JPN) d [8] T Dent (USA) 64 36 64
D Brown (JAM) d B Phau (GER) 76(3) 67(7) 64
F Dancevic (CAN) d M Gicquel (FRA) 75 64

Posted in ATP week ahead, newport, rajeev ram | Tagged: | 1 Comment »

New Haven: Momo! Chucho! Horseface! Ram!

Posted by gauloises1 on August 26, 2009

My new power rangers.

First of all, Momo double-breadsticked Alona Bondarenko. Which makes me smile.

momo challenges

Serious business. Also, can we bring back the red if she’s going to wear that kit? She looked fearsome in that.

Chakvetadze, Wozniacki, Pennetta, Bartoli and Stosur also advanced. But at least Alize managed to take Stosur to three wonky sets.

alize

Baby steps, Alize. Baby steps.

ATP-wise, Chucho definitely scored the upset of the day when he knocked off Robredo. ARGENTINA EXISTE!  He’ll be joined in the next round by one Horseface, who beat Olivier Rochus. Bjorn Phau and Florent Serra also had good wins, taking out Nicolas Almagro and Jeremy Chardy (sadface) respectively. Oh, and Rajeev “I came from nowhere and I’ve not quite gone back there yet” Ram beat Mardy Fish. I sniggered.

ram

Results

Singles – Second Round
(8) Amélie Mauresmo (FRA) d. Alona Bondarenko (UKR) 61 61
Anna Chakvetadze (RUS) d. Sybille Bammer (AUT) 46 64 75

Singles – First Round
(2) Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) d. (LL) Edina Gallovits (ROU) 60 60
(3) Flavia Pennetta (ITA) d. (Q) Ioana Raluca Olaru (ROU) 61 62
(6) Marion Bartoli (FRA) d. María José Martínez Sánchez (ESP) 46 63 61
(9) Samantha Stosur (AUS) d. Alizé Cornet (FRA) 67(8) 62 64

Doubles – Quarterfinals
Benesova/Hradecka (CZE/CZE) d. Dekmeijere/U.Radwanska (LAT/POL) 36 62 107

Doubles – First Round
(1) Llagostera Vives/Martínez Sánchez (ESP/ESP) d. (WC) Molik/Shaughnessy (AUS/USA) 61 61
(3) Craybas/Raymond (USA/USA) d. Jans/Rosolska (POL/POL) 63 62

Singles – Second Round
[1] N Davydenko (RUS) d R Kendrick (USA) 76(10) 63
[2] [WC] F Verdasco (ESP) d P Capdeville (CHI) 60 63
J Acasuso (ARG) d [3] T Robredo (ESP) 36 75 76(5)
[WC] R Ram (USA) d [5] M Fish (USA) 63 63
[7] I Andreev (RUS) d K Kim (USA) 63 61
[8] V Hanescu (ROU) d J Tipsarevic (SRB) 64 67(8) 63
B Phau (GER) d [9] N Almagro (ESP) 26 63 75
F Serra (FRA) d [10] J Chardy (FRA) 67(8) 76(4) 61
[11] J Melzer (AUT) d [Q] P Cuevas (URU) 62 30 ret. (shoulder)
[Q] F Gil (POR) d [12] P Petzschner (GER) 67(2) 76(8) 63
S Bolelli (ITA) d [13] A Beck (GER) 64 64
[14] I Kunitsyn (RUS) d [WC] T Dent (USA) 63 64
[15] F Santoro (FRA) d P Starace (ITA) 75 60
[16] A Seppi (ITA) d Y Lu (TPE) 67(5) 63 75
L Mayer (ARG) d [LL] O Rochus (BEL) 60 64

Doubles – First Round
[2] B Soares (BRA) / K Ullyett (ZIM) d E Butorac (USA) / J Coetzee (RSA) 63 63
J Knowle (AUT) / J Melzer (AUT) d O Marach (AUT) / D Skoch (CZE) 63 64

OOP:

Stadium (from 10.00hrs)
1. Svetlana Kuznetsova vs. Yanina Wickmayer
2. ATP: Davydenko vs. Santoro
3. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova vs. Caroline Wozniacki (NB 13.00hrs)
4. ATP: Phau vs. Querrey
5. ATP: Seppi vs. Verdasco (NB 19.00hrs)
6. Marion Bartoli vs. Magdalena Rybarikova

Grandstand (from 10.00hrs)
1. ATP: Hanescu vs. Melzer
2. Agnieszka Radwanska vs. Virginie Razzano
3. Iveta Benesova vs. Flavia Pennetta (NB 13.00hrs)
4. ATP: Serra vs. Ram
5. ATP: Hanley/Kerr vs. Martin/Ram (after suitable rest)

Court 1 (from 10.00hrs)
1. ATP: Andreev vs. Gil
2. Elena Vesnina vs. Samantha Stosur
3. ATP: Kendrick/Lipsky vs. Damm/Lindstedt
4. Craybas/Raymond vs. Borwell/Kops-Jones
5. Llagostera Vives/Martínez Sánchez vs. Senoglu/Shvedova

Court 2 (from 10.00hrs)
1. ATP: Bolleli vs. Mayer
2. ATP: Acasuso vs. Kunitsyn
3. ATP: Huss/Hutchins vs. Melo/Sa
4. ATP: Kaz/Petzschner vs. Knowle/Melzer (after suitable rest)
5. ATP: Chardy/Santoro vs. Santoro/Ullyett (after suitable rest)

Court 3 (from 12.00hrs)
1. ATP: Cermak/Mertinak vs. Moodie/Tecau
2. Cornet/Gallovits vs. Bondarenko/Bondarenko

Posted in alize cornet, amelie mauresmo, new haven, rajeev ram | Tagged: , , | 2 Comments »

Sunday Titlists: Budapest, Newport

Posted by gauloises1 on July 12, 2009

I really short-changed these tournaments on the bloggage front. Ah well.

Budapest

szavay trophy

The redemption of Agnes Szavay continues as she beat Patty Schnyder 26 64 62 for her first title of 2009. Nice for her to do it at her home tournament, too.

Newport

ram newport

For some reason, I really expected the trophy to look like a can of soup.

Anyway, give it up for Rajeev Ram, the lucky loser who took Mardy Fish’s withdrawal from the tournament (after his D Cup call-up) and rode it all the way to the title, beating Sam Querrey 67(3) 75 63.

He’s also in the doubles final. Bloody hell, that’s some good zombie-ing.

Posted in agnes szavay, budapest, newport, rajeev ram, titlists | Tagged: , | Leave a Comment »

Saturday Results: Budapest, Newport

Posted by gauloises1 on July 12, 2009

Budapest

We have our finalists.

szavaypatty

It’ll be fourth seed Agnes Szavay against top seed Patty Schnyder in the final of the Gaz de France, as the former took care of Alona Bondarenko 61 62. Patty had to do double duty, finishing off a rain-delayed match with Alisa Kleybanova that went to three hard-fought sets before returning to lay the smackdown on mad twatter Edina Gallovits. With all due respect to the whiteness of Patty’s mile, I’ll be rooting for Agnes tomorrow. Considering that earlier on this year – not so very long ago, really – we were all marvelling at how far she had fallen, she’s climbed out of a big hole quite impressively.

Newport

rajeev ram

Recognise this guy? No, me neither. Should I? This is Rajeev Ram, who beat Olivier Rochus 63 64 to advance to the finals of world ridiculousness championships, the Campbell’s Pepsi Ronson Cilit Bang championships. He’ll meet Sam Querrey, who beat defending champion Fabrice Santoro 63 76(2).

emperor fabulous

See you, Emperor Fabulous.

Posted in agnes szavay, budapest, fabrice santoro, newport, patty schnyder, rajeev ram | Tagged: , , , | Leave a Comment »