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ATP Week Now: Halle, Queens

Posted by gauloises1 on June 8, 2010


Draw here.

Top 8 seeds: Roger Federer, Nikolay Davydenko, Mikhail Youzhny, Juan Carlos Ferrero, Radek Stepanek, Jurgen Melzer, Marcos Baghdatis, Lleyton Hewitt

The good news? Kolya and Steps are back. The bad news? Boss and Baggy are already out. Somehow.

Monday’s results

Singles – First Round
[LL] D Meffert (GER) d [4] J Ferrero (ESP) 63 75
P Petzschner (GER) d [7] M Baghdatis (CYP) 64 63
[8] L Hewitt (AUS) d P Luczak (AUS) 62 62
L Lacko (SVK) d J Chardy (FRA) 75 76(0)
T de Bakker (NED) d [Q] R Bopanna (IND) 64 76(11)
V Troicki (SRB) d G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) 61 76(4)

Doubles – First Round
S Stakhovsky (UKR) / M Youzhny (RUS) d [4] M Kohlmann (GER) / J Nieminen (FIN) 16 76(8) 10-5
C Kas (GER) / P Kohlschreiber (GER) d [WC] Y Allegro (SUI) / R Federer (SUI) 64 76(6)


Draw here.

Top 8 seeds: Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Andy Roddick, Marin Cilic, Gael Monfils, Sam Querrey, Feliciano Lopez

The good news? I’m going to be there Wednesday and Thursday, and @rachaelsimpson is already there tweeting in classic style. The bad news? Rain. Lots of rain.

Monday’s results

Singles – First Round
[9] J Benneteau (FRA) d A Clement (FRA) 62 64
[11] R Gasquet (FRA) d K Nishikori (JPN) 63 63
[12] M Llodra (FRA) d A Golubev (KAZ) 63 62
E Korolev (KAZ) vs [13] S Giraldo (COL) – to finish 33
[14] D Sela (ISR) d C Guccione (AUS) 67(4) 76(5) 64
[16] D Istomin (UZB) d [WC] J Baker (GBR) 61 64
R Ginepri (USA) d [WC] J Ward (GBR) 63 75
[Q] A Bogdanovic (GBR) vs [WC] G Dimitrov (BUL) – to finish 46 63 21
K Anderson (RSA) d T Dent (USA) 67(7) 63 75
M Fish (USA) vs S Devvarman (IND) – to finish 61 32
R Schuettler (GER) d D Gimeno-Traver (ESP) 61 62
R Ram (USA) d K Beck (SVK) 16 63 64
J Levine (USA) d [WC] R Harrison (USA) 63 63
I Navarro (ESP) d D Koellerer (AUT) 63 64
P Lorenzi (ITA) d P Riba (ESP) 64 64
I Kunitsyn (RUS) d I Marchenko (UKR) 16 64 63
G Muller (LUX) d M Przysiezny (POL) 76(3) 63
M Daniel (BRA) d B Kavcic (SLO) 61 64

Doubles – First Round
A Murray (GBR) / J Murray (GBR) vs S Lipsky (USA) / S Querrey (USA) – postponed due to rain
[WC] J Delgado (GBR) / J Marray (GBR) vs N Djokovic (SRB) / J Erlich (ISR) – postponed due to rain
[WC] C Eaton (GBR) / D Inglot (GBR) vs M Cilic (CRO) / A Sa (BRA) – to finish 26
A Clement (FRA) / N Mahut (FRA) vs M Granollers (ESP) / F Lopez (ESP) – to finish 52

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ATP:: Tuesday’s Results, Wednesday’s OOP

Posted by gauloises1 on February 10, 2010

Full Results


Singles – First Round
[1] N Djokovic (SRB) d S Stakhovsky (UKR) 62 41 ret. (left knee)
[6] M Youzhny (RUS) d [Q] A Golubev (KAZ) 16 76(0) 76(5)
J Benneteau (FRA) d [7] I Ljubicic (CRO) 63 63
[Q] M Ilhan (TUR) d G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) 61 64
M Chiudinelli (SUI) d M Llodra (FRA) 61 67(5) 76(6)
[WC] T de Bakker (NED) d [LL] J Hajek (CZE) 76(5) 63

Doubles – First Round
[1] D Nestor (CAN) / N Zimonjic (SRB) d J Tipsarevic (SRB) / V Troicki (SRB) 76(1) 61
[2] F Cermak (CZE) / M Mertinak (SVK) d [WC] J Huta Galung (NED) / I Sijsling (NED) 63 62
[4] C Kas (GER) / D Norman (BEL) d I Ljubicic (CRO) / J Melzer (AUT) 61 76(2)
F Lopez (ESP) / T Robredo (ESP) d M Damm (CZE) / F Polasek (SVK) 64 76(3)

Costa do Saiupe

Singles – First Round
[1] J Ferrero (ESP) d E Schwank (ARG) 76(4) 63
[3] T Bellucci (BRA) d [WC] T Alves (BRA) 62 75
[4] I Andreev (RUS) d P Starace (ITA) 62 62
[5] V Hanescu (ROU) d J Souza (BRA) 76(5) 64
[6] P Cuevas (URU) d [Q] F Volandri (ITA) 64 63
M Granollers (ESP) d [7] H Zeballos (ARG) 75 30 ret. (left hip)
L Kubot (POL) d O Hernandez (ESP) 75 76(2)
J Chela (ARG) d P Luczak (AUS) 67(4) 63 64
F Fognini (ITA) d M Vassallo Arguello (ARG) 64 60
[Q] R Machado (POR) d M Daniel (BRA) 63 76(3)
N Massu (CHI) d [Q] R Dutra Da Silva (BRA) 64 36 64
F Gil (POR) d [LL] P Andujar (ESP) 76(9) 62
[WC] R Hocevar (BRA) d [Q] C Berlocq (ARG) 75 63

Doubles – First Round
J Chela (ARG) / S Ventura (ESP) d [4] A Sa (BRA) / H Tecau (ROU) 75 61
S Greul (GER) / P Luczak (AUS) d [WC] F Ferreiro (BRA) / R Mello (BRA) 75 26 11-9

San Jose

Singles – First Round
[4] T Haas (GER) d [WC] D Britton (USA) 64 76(3)
[6] P Kohlschreiber (GER) d R Ram (USA) 67(7) 61 63
[7] S Querrey (USA) d T Gabashvili (RUS) 63 62
B Phau (GER) d [8] J Chardy (FRA) 63 61
[Q] R Berankis (LTU) d R Ginepri (USA) 67(5) 62 63
B Becker (GER) d [Q] T Smyczek (USA) 64 62
M Russell (USA) d *[LL] K Im (KOR) 76(6) 61
*[LL] K Im (KOR) replaced M Fish (USA) – left knee

Doubles – First Round
[1] B Bryan (USA) / M Bryan (USA) d C Fleming (GBR) / K Skupski (GBR) 62 64
[3] J Brunstrom (SWE) / J Rojer (AHO) d T Berdych (CZE) / P Kohlschreiber (GER) 76(2) 62
B Becker (GER) / L Mayer (ARG) d [WC] S Lipsky (USA) / D Martin (USA) 26 76(6) 12-10
D Istomin (UZB) / D Sela (ISR) d J Chardy (FRA) / J Nieminen (FIN) 63 36 10-8

Order of play here. Sorry, internet still inexplicably insisting it’s yesterday.

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Exhibitionism in Kooyong

Posted by gauloises1 on January 13, 2010

So, the AAMI Classic is happening in Kooyong this week. It’s the spiritual home of Australian tennis, you know. To be honest I’ve never really got the point of this one, but it’s an exo, it’s a warm up, it has good players, and I once met a lady in the pub who told me that she used to usher there and once had to hide Steffi Graf in the crowd when she was Andre Agassi’s Secret Love. So there.

And the players do tend to lend themselves to nice photoage …

They’ve more or less lined up the players in order of how much I like them, isn’t that sweet?

I know where you’re coming from, Ivan.

Well hello there, Nole.

And hello to you too, giant tanned man.

Just cute.

So that’s the field, basically. The draw’s here, although it makes me feel lost and confused. Basically, everyone will play, and then at some point someone will be handed a shiny trophy.

Oh, and Andy Murray – despite being turned down for a main draw spot in favour of Ivan Ljubicic (deal with that a minute) – will play a match against someone on Thursday ‘outside the round robin format’. So, basically he’ll be playing a mini-exhibition all by himself. This makes me sad.

Tonight’s action kicks off in about an hour or so:

Ivan Ljubicic v Juan Martin del Potro
Novak Djokovic v Tommy Haas
Fernando Gonzalez v Fernando Verdasco
Robin Soderling v Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

Posted in andy murray, exhibitions, fernando gonzalez, fernando verdasco, ivan ljubicic, jo-wilfried tsonga, juan martin del potro, kooyong, novak djokovic, robin soderling, tommy haas | Tagged: , , , , , , , | 4 Comments »

Haas Has the ‘Mexican Grip’

Posted by gauloises1 on November 3, 2009

Tommy Haas has swine flu, according to Bild. He’s withdrawn from Basel and Bercy and ended his season.


tommy haas

I’m surprised more players don’t get swine flu, what with all the travelling … is that mad? I’m not much for science.

Anyway. First high-profile ATP H1N1 casualty. Hope he gets better soon.

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DC: You Know When You’ve Been Gonzo’d

Posted by gauloises1 on August 8, 2009

Gonzo earned his keep today, defeating Tommy Haas 75 64 in a match that seemed much more routine than the scoreline suggests.


I felt like it was Gonzo all the way, really. Haas was bitching and moaning from the start and while the first set scoreline was relatively tight, Gonzo just stepped it up and broke when he needed to. Haas simply imploded in the second, and had Gonzo not seen something shiny, it would have been 6-2. The man is looking good, in more ways than one.


Which is actually not great news for Elf fans, as the two will face off in the semi-finals. And Gonzo is 3-0 up in the H2H. Mind you, they haven’t played since the Australian Open in 2007 … Could be an interesting (i.e. insane-making) match.

And much as I love you, Gonzo, I’d really love it if you lost this one. I’m just saying.

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DC: Kick His Haas, Gonzo

Posted by gauloises1 on August 7, 2009

Please could Tommy Haas just lose? I’m sure all my post titles about him are getting rather reheated by now.


Anyway, he further proved he is pure evil by beating Boss tonight, 75 26 61. I think Boss’ jet lag from Umag might finally have caught up with him. Anyway, I’m sure he’s not done for the summer.



Haas will meet Gonzo next, who overcame Wayne Odesnik 62 64. I love Gonzo’s game face. He always looks like someone’s just whispered something really shocking into his ear.


She said WHAT?!

Robin Soderling beat Marc Gicquel in three sets (not sure what happened there) to set up a quarterfinal with Elf – more on that later – and Ivo Karlovic put an end to another good run for Somdev Devvarman. He’ll face the winner of Roddick-Querrey, which is underway at the moment.

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L.A.: The Future’s Querrey

Posted by gauloises1 on August 2, 2009

Bad news for irefusetotellyou and indeed all fans of lustrously-coiffed Argies. Horseface went down to Carsten Ball in the first semifinal.



carsten ball


But all is not lost as Sam Querrey beat Tommy Haas in straight sets to advance to his third straight final.


Nobody likes you.

Haas paid grudging tribute to the “definitely improved” Querrey after the match. Sam, incidentally, is the first American to reach three straight ATP finals since Roddick did it back in 2004.


Still an enormous geek though.

Singles – Semi-finals
[6] S Querrey (USA) d [1] T Haas (GER) 63 75
[Q] C Ball (AUS) d L Mayer (ARG) 75 76(3)

Doubles – Semi-finals
B Becker (GER) / F Moser (GER) d D Istomin (UZB) / L Mayer (ARG) 63 63

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Wimbledon Day Eleven: Haas-Been

Posted by gauloises1 on July 3, 2009

(credit to the much funnier naughty T for the title)

Yes, the inevitable became a little less evitable today.


Just another couple of weeks and you can lose that finger, Fed.

And hey, let’s have a big YFB round of applause for Tommy Haas. Who showed up, beat two of my absolute favourite players, and then grabbed his ankles for a Rogering.


Enjoy bathing in babies’ blood, Kate Hudson.

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Wimbledon Day Nine: I Can Haas Amnesia?

Posted by gauloises1 on July 1, 2009

Tommy Haas d. Novak Djokovic, 75 76(6) 46 63


Oh, Nole. I don’t know what to say. Because I used to think you were the guy, you know? Or at least a ‘the guy’. And now there’s just this passivity, this lack of fight. Did someone break your heart? Was it Rafa? It was Rafa, wasn’t it?

You’re better than this.

And yeah, credit to Tommy Haas, because he’s really old and once stepped  on an ant or something. Whatever, I don’t care.


Every time you look at that picture, Kate Hudson kills a kitten.

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Wimbledon Day Seven: Don't Haas-sle the Hair

Posted by gauloises1 on June 29, 2009

In a Halle-final rematch, Novak Djokovic will face Tommy Haas in the quarter-finals.




And this time you’d better win, kitten-hair.

Nole knocked out Dudi Sela in possibly the most straightforward match of the day, and Haas took care of Igor Andreev.


It’s not the racquet, Igor.

And can we take a moment to salute Dudi Sela, one of the most quietly impressive stories of the tournament?


Get down with your bad self.

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