2011 Valencia Open 500

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Who will win the tournament and take the 500 points?

  1. Ferrer

    7 vote(s)
    30.4%
  2. Monfils

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Tsonga

    6 vote(s)
    26.1%
  4. Simon

    1 vote(s)
    4.3%
  5. Del Potro

    4 vote(s)
    17.4%
  6. Isner

    1 vote(s)
    4.3%
  7. Verdasco

    1 vote(s)
    4.3%
  8. Raonic

    3 vote(s)
    13.0%
  9. Ferrero

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Other

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  1. Beryl

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    All of the most entertaining players on the planet are converging on Valencia to put on a show.

    Will Ferrer repeat at home and defend a title off clay for the first time in his career?
    Will Del Potro claim the biggest title since he began his comeback?
    Will Tsonga launch rockets off his forehand and take the prize?
    Will Monfils clown around?
    Will Verdasco choke?
    Will Ferrero win a hardcourt title, for the first time since 2003, in his home comunitat?
    will Granollers be able to repeat his heroic run from a year ago?
    Will Gulbis be rich and not care about tennis?
    Will Isner or Raonic serve their way to their first career ATP500 title of their careers?

    Unfortunately, Soderling and Nalbandian had to withdraw from the tournament, but there should be plenty of interesting matches throughout the week. Comunitat heroes Ferrer and Ferrero will be playing as part of a very strong field.
     
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    Option #8 is a given...unfortunately.

    Judging from your avatar, option #3 is your preference...I wish him luck! He will need it due to the deep draw. I would be happy with that result.
     
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  3. Beryl

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    I'm a Del Potro fan first and foremost. :wink:

    I certainly wouldn't mind if Jo-Willy made it deep though! :)
     
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    I guess the Vienna tourney still has your full attention, no?
     
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    Aww, I hope JCF will come out blasting like in Shanghai.

    I'll be rooting for Ferru for the win here as usual..
     
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    anyone watching Isner?
    where?
    they don't show the tennis, just yachting
     
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    Ferrer or Del Potro.

    I feel sorry for Ferrer loosing all these finals, so if he gets to the final then he deserves the title. But I'm rooting for Delpo and a earlier Ferrer exit, so he can qualify for London.
     
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  10. Marius_Hancu

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    Pospisil (CAN) beats up on Isner for the time being: 86% on 2nd return on Isner's serve???
     
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    Finally Mahut wins a 1st round. Good.
     
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    Amazing performance by Pospisil (CAN), who was a Q, and is #122 or something, to beat Isner in one of his first higher-level ATP tournaments:

    Fin. V. Pospisil 6 3 7
    J. Isner 3 6 6

    11-9 in the tiebreaker!!
    P was
    84% first serve (86% Isner)

    Not shown on broadcast.

    The reward? He plays Ferrer (1) in the 2nd round.
    Just a great opportunity and experience.
    Some nice competition between the two young Canadians :)
     
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  13. vernonbc

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    I'm so happy for Pospisil. He had a good run last week at Vienna so it was great to see him continue to do well here. His confidence must be sky high.

    Doesn't Ferrer have to play Verdasco before he gets Pospisil? Wouldn't it be funny if Ferrer lost (I hope he doesn't - he's one of my favourites to win the whole tournament) and Verdasco had to play another unknown hotshot Canadian? Nando might flip out. :lol:
     
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    I'll go with DelPo.

    He was unusually angered an that 3rd set against Tsonga, kicking his bag across the court.
    Not good behavior but from where I see things it shows he is motivated.
     
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    just began to watch marti vs tsonga. with the first points i saw i have the impression that tsonga produces many unforced errors and marti is a male grunting wozniaki. besides of his game and grunting i like him haha. he has a good one handed backhand
     
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  16. ben123

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    ok looks like a fun match. marti gets to many balls but unlike wozniaki his balls are heavier and every stroke looks good with constancy. he also comes to the net from time to time.
     
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    Apparently Mahut has pulled out of Valencia due to the death of his 2 year old nephew over the weekend so that he can attend the funeral. :(

    As a result Davydenko gets a walkover.
     
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    Tsonga in a dog fight so far. Should get his act together in the 3rd.
     
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    seems like it. further marti is making more unforced errors now.
     
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    Back to back Canadians! Doesn't get any better than that. :) Good luck to both Milos and Vasek.

    Good to see Pico get a win over Amalgro yesterday. He's such a cutie and he works so hard on his tennis but doesn't get all that many good results. And Gulbis. Ai yi yi. Another first round loss. So much talent wasted.
     
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    warmup Raonic
     
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  23. Beacon Hill

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    Stream anyone?
     
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    Huge doubles match going on right now between the 8th placed Poles and the 9th places Rojer/Butarac.

    Teams are seperated by only 200 points. Last place up for grabs for one of these teams.
     
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  25. vernonbc

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    That was a good match between Pospisil and Ferrer. Vasek gave Daveed a good tussle and made him work for the win. Good to see Vasek playing so well. Hope he keeps this momentum up.
     
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    40 on Lopez tonight, no clowning Feli...
     
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    LOL for christs sake. Feli was up a set and a break and 15-40 at one point.
     
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    Bogie up a break in the third. A forehand and a faux-hawk . . .

    Actually he's serving for the match at 5-3.
     
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    Now returning for the match at 5-4.
     
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    Scoreboard watching with bets on the line, what a way to spend the evening *tears out hair*

    Omg he held. Wot.

    edit: Almost a TB whitewash finish, nice. Feli blacklisted :p
     
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    omg ... what are you? made of money or something? 40 what? pence?

    it was a logical bet since Feli beat Bogie just a few weeks ago, tho that was on outdoor hard

    still, there seem to be several players who are making hay here toward the end of the year on the indoors, and bogie seems to be one of them

    ouch that hurts ... why do people gamble on sports, niff :?:
     
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  32. bjk

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    Respect must be paid to Bogomolov for his phenomenal run. I don't think anyone has ever turned it around age 28 to go from being an also ran in the challengers to being seeded at a grand slam. At 33, he has a very good chance of being seeded in AUS Open. That's quite remarkable.
     
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    Looking fwd to seeing Tsonga vs LaMonf in a few days....too bad that couldn't be the final, Ferrer had the easy side of the draw.
     
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    Haha <3 I only use money online that I've already won, none of it gets withdrawn. Just an adrenaline thing, all players are risky (though I always bet against Fed when he plays Rafa, takes the sting of him losing away :p).

    Ahh there should be plenty of streams from today. I'd like to see how Juanqui is playing.
     
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    Sam Querrey looks real good right now. His movement seems drastically improved, as well as his defensive/improvisational skills
     
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    wowo Bogomolov has made almost 50% of his career winnings this season
     
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    ahhhh ... that's okay then! :)

    querry d tsonga ... that woulda been a good payday, eh?

    now bogie's playin JCF in his own house ... cant imagin bogie winning this one
     
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  39. bjk

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    Surprised to see him come back so soon from the surgery.
     
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  40. Love Game

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    Ferrero's quarterfinal versus Monaco begins ... Mosquito and Pico warming up :)

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    Pico won again! Yay!!!! :D

    Pico is into a semi. Against Ferrer. Oops. :eek:
     
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    Del Potro looking sharp on serve early. :)
     
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  43. Beryl

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    Granollers saves two break points and holds for 2-2. Granollers has a really nice touch with his net volleys.
     
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  44. All-rounder

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    Ugly service game from Delpo
     
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  45. Beryl

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    Delpo broken to love: Granollers playing some good tennis, but Delpo is very sloppy.
     
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  46. vernonbc

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    Do you have a link that doesn't require registration to a betting site?
     
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  47. Beryl

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    No, I'm watching on a betting site myself. There's nothing on Livescorehunter?
     
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    Just BetWin. Actually I've found a link on Fromsport. It's in Spanish but excellent picture.
     
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  49. vernonbc

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    Woohoo! Granollers pulled it out in the tiebreak. Good for him. :)
     
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  50. Beryl

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    Granollers takes the match 6-4, 7-6 (4). Delpo folded when the second set was on the line; he served for the second set at 5-3 and then had a 4-1 lead in the tiebreak. Granollers then won 6 straight points to take the match.
     
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