2012 If Stockholm Open - General Discussion Thread

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  1. Down_the_line

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    Out of the three events going on this week, this one is the biggest in terms of the field of competitors. Figured it was worthy of a discussion thread.

    Seeds:

    1. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
    2. Tomas Berdych
    3. Nicolas Almagro
    4. Florian Mayer
    5. Feliciano Lopez
    6. Mikhail Youzhny
    7. Marcos Baghdatis
    8. Jarkko Nieminen

    Singles draw:

    http://www.atpworldtour.com/Share/Event-Draws.aspx?Year=2012&EventId=429&Draw=ms

    Some other decent names to watch are Kevin Anderson, Lleyton Hewitt and Brian Baker (Monfils was also in the draw but was upset today by Swedish wildcard Patrik Rosenholm).
     
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  2. ktid

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    Does Tsonga ever take a week off?
     
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    So Youzhny is here and not in Moscow? Interesting.

    Did Feli play any decent tennis today, or did he use up his quota in that last match?
     
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  4. Timbo's hopeless slice

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    Hewitt, lol..

    wouldn't you just hate to see him in your draw?
    you just never know what he might do..
     
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    LOL, indeed.

    He does have Nico Almagro coming up in the next round, whom I think is just as unpredictable. It won't be a dull QF, I don't think.
     
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    Oh, FELI.

    *multiple headdesks*
     
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  7. Down_the_line

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    QF's are set. 5 of 8 seeds through.

    (1) Tsonga vs Stakhovsky

    Berankis vs (7) Baghdatis

    (WC) Hewitt vs (3) Almagro

    (6) Youzhny vs (2) Berdych
     
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  8. ruerooo

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    Feli so annoying. I was looking forward to your match v. Tsonga. You were the #9 seed. WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU.
    :evil:
     
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    Are the ball kids carrying nets? What is this witch craft?!
     
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    C ant believe Almagro is bulldozing the arrogant OZ
     
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  11. vive le beau jeu !

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    good to see marcos in the SF... pame ! :)
    this year, the draws at saint-petersburg and moscow have been weaker than they were in the past, by the way...
     
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    Yes they are, it's a tradition in Stockholm. They are made from tennis racquets!
     
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    Who'd he lose to?
     
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  14. Down_the_line

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    Usual suspects are through to the semis: Tsonga, Baghdatis, Almagro and Berdych. In all likelihood we'll see a Tsonga-Berdych final.
     
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    I think we might see a berdych baghdatis final
     
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  16. ruerooo

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    Stakhovsky. Eyerolling forever.
     
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  17. vive le beau jeu !

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    pame ! i hope we'll see marcos in the final... i really want him to finally beat tsonga !
    (last time he did was in junior times, grrr...)

    and some bad blood between berdych and almagro would be fun in the other SF... as in their AO match. ;)
     
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  18. vive le beau jeu !

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    awww no... marcos injured himself (thigh ?) in the 3rd set. :(
    he just had some chances to break back... :-?

    too bad, he wasn't playing bad... including some nice passing-shots !
    i hope it's nothing serious...
     
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  19. Down_the_line

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    The final is underway. Berdych holds serve to go up 1-0 in the 1st.
     
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    Tsonga vs Berdych 6-4 4-6 4-5 tsonga to serve
     
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    I knew it. I knew it would be a double fault to end the match. Before Tsonga even hit that ball, the ball toss was so weird it was definitely gonna be a fault.
     
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  22. 1972murat

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    Birdman wins, despite that moronic challenge where he had a break point and he was still in the point and he stopped play, and lost the point...and that game.
     
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    Birdman d tsonga ,,,,,4- 6 6-4 6-4
     
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  24. vive le beau jeu !

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    sad end. :-?
     
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  25. Duncan Bell

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    Gutted, really think Tsonga could've had that one.
     
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  26. Raging Buddha

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    He didn't quite "stop play", he hit the ball first, realised that it was going to go out and then challenged. And it was barely in as well, hardly a moronic challenge.

    Match was extremely high quality though, impressed by some of the shots/rallies esp underneath pressure by both players, notwithstanding the double fault by Tsonga .
     
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    Anybody saw the trophy presentation?

    Did Jo really just get that bouquet of flowers and no runner-up trophy? :shock:

    Anyway, seems like him and Tomas get along pretty well.

    My thoughts on the match: Jo went for too much at times. He started well by playing rather safely and moving Berdych with sharp angles.

    But when Berdych started to go for more, Jo went berserk as I've seen him do a lot lately. I hope his new coach can help him with this.
     
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  28. NDFM

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    I was surprised too, they gave him flowers and a big cheque, it resembled what they'd give you when you've just won the top prize on one of those TV game shows :)
     
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