2013 ROTTERDAM General Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Pro Match Results and Discussion' started by Ico, Feb 9, 2013.

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Who will win Rotterdam?

Poll closed Feb 16, 2013.
  1. Roger FEDERER

    45 vote(s)
    60.8%
  2. Juan Martin DEL POTRO

    10 vote(s)
    13.5%
  3. Jo-Wilfried TSONGA

    3 vote(s)
    4.1%
  4. Richard GASQUET

    5 vote(s)
    6.8%
  5. A member of Tennis: The Next Generation

    5 vote(s)
    6.8%
  6. Someone else.

    6 vote(s)
    8.1%
  1. Ico

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    Really nice event here.

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    Headliner: Federer
    Other top 10 players: Delpo, Tsonga, Gasquet
    Interesting floaters: Janowicz, Dimitrov, Tomic, Goffin, Monfils

    Draw: http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2013/407/mds.pdf
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    Roger is defending champ, and Delpo needs to rebound from that terrible AO showing.
     
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  2. Ico

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    Federer drew Tsonga in his half. So it's not going to be easy to repeat here.
     
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  3. Ico

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    Janowicz QF -> Tsonga SF -> Delpo F (if seeds hold, of course).
     
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  4. kishnabe

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    Federer.....
     
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  5. Warmaster

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    A pretty strong field by the looks if it; where did you see the draw Ico? I can't find it yet.

    It'll be interesting to see what Gasquet can do as well, he's looking good so far in 2013!

    Edit: Just saw the draw: Tomic-Dimitrov first round. Bring it on!
     
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  6. Ico

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    Moved the draw to the opening post so everyone can see.
    (found it on menstennisforum)

    Yeah, there are some really nice 1R matches.
     
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  7. FEDERERNADAL13

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    Dimitrov Vs. Tomic round 1 sure to be the match of the tournament
     
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    Delpo vs. Monfils also looks good)
     
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  9. rlau

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    Tough draw for the Dutchies...
     
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    Looks like a really good field. Lots of interesting matchups.
     
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  11. kishnabe

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    Tomic to be humiliated.....
     
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  12. Ico

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    Dimitrov is on a 4 match losing streak. Hasn't even won a set.
     
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  13. Tammo

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    Fed vs Jan o wicks should be interesting
     
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  14. Ico

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  15. Fiji

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    Roger Federer to win. Tough draw as usual for the maestro.
     
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  16. Ico

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    Don't worry. This is just a warm up for Dubai, the mother of all paychecks.
     
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  17. Talker

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    Gulbis, what kind of form is he in???
     
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  18. kishnabe

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    He still on Tour :shock:
     
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    He even went to the trouble of qualifying! :)

    In fact, he won those matches with ease, he could be dangerous if he wants to. If being the key word here.
     
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    Less interesting now Jano has been knocked out. Another one for the overhyped pile?
     
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  21. Ico

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    Janowicz dumped out by Hanescu? Kid's more bark than bite.
     
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    lol so much for his inspiration and talking roger is full of himself.. Karma bit him badly loser
     
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    Tomic and Dimitrov are wearing the exact same outfit down to the shoes. It's almost impossible to tell them apart.
     
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  25. Duncan Bell

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    The one playing good tennis is Dimitrov.
     
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    :) Looks like they're pretty evenly matched today.
     
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    Dimmy owning the Tomic....serving for match.
     
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    Congrats to Dimilfrov for ending his losing streak against a fellow up-and-comer!
     
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  29. librarysteg

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    Tsonga match just getting started. Anyone watching? I'll be checking in and out of it.
     
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  30. Towser83

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    well done to Dimitrov!
     
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  31. batz

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    Tuned in at the end of the first set. Dutch lad took the 1st on a TB.
     
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  32. Relinquis

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    my sports package isn't covering this event... maybe they'll pick it up in the latter rounds.
     
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  33. librarysteg

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    I haven't been able to watch much. Is Tsonga really off form or just getting out-played?
     
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  34. psv255

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    He's trying to be offensive, but Sijsling's taking good cuts and making them.
    Good stuff from Igor, very nice net game too.
     
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  35. batz

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    An excellent summation.
     
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  36. Steve0904

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    Tsonga has the second set.
     
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  37. Hood_Man

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    Was there a live stream provided by Youtube for this event? i can't remember if I imagined that or not.
     
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  38. Ico

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    There goes Federer's draw. :p
    Tsonga loses in 3.
     
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    Sijsling upsets Tsonga!


    Janowicz and Tsonga out...Is Federer the new Murray?!?!?
     
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  40. iriraz

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    Well i think Federer would gladly take a tougher draw in a 500 event and have an easier path in a Slam.
     
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  41. 3fees

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    7-6,4-6,6-4..

    Surprise
     
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  42. merwy

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    Damn.. Tsonga's out. I'm going friday evening (my first atp tournament!) and I'd rather have a chance to see Tsonga than Sijsling. Hope to see Federer of course, but I'd be happy with Del Potro as well and if even that doesn't happen I want to at least see Monfils.
     
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    Why couldn't Tsonga have lost in the 1st round of the AO, then Fed would have enough energy to prevail against Murray? HOW MANY TIMES!! HOW MANY TIMES! HOW MANY TIMES does Fed have to deal with tough draws in slams!
     
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  44. Relinquis

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    So Dimitrov Vs. Davydenko... Should be interesting.

    I think Davydenko will straight set the new(ish) kid, but it will be an interesting match-up. I am surprised Grigor managed to beat tomic, have only seen the highlights.

    How is Nikolay's form? Is he playing the way he did in Doha, i.e. awesomely?
     
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  45. Warmaster

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    I haven't seen the match, but the stats sure look good for Davydenko. Mayer, who usually does well on indoor courts, barely managed to win 40% points on his serve. If I remember correctly Davydenko played very well here in Rotterdam last year as well, coming very close to defeating Federer in the SF.
     
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  46. 3fees

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    davydenko d mayer 6-3,6-2,
     
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  47. joeri888

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    If Federer gets to the qf you Will surely get his match and another good one probably. I agree with Your sentiment though Its a huge achievement for igor and cheering him on against Simon on friday would be cool. That being said, Simon-klizan wouldnt appeal to me too much.

    Your first time?
     
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  48. sdont

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    Potential Fed-Gillou in the SF. Could be interesting. :)
     
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  49. wintintu

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    Gulbis! Not only has he gone to the bother of qualifying (with ease), but he has gone and bagged himself a pretty OK draw too. Would love to see him go deep like at Rome in 2010. I love him.
     
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    Yeah first time. I'm happy for him that he won, just saw the on-court interview and he looked happy as well. He never had a win this big before. For some reason I kept thinking that the semis were on friday, but the quarters are of course. That's cool, I get to see one match more.
     
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