Heineken Open, Auckland, New Zealand, ATP 250

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Who will win?

  1. David Ferrer

    7 vote(s)
    19.4%
  2. Nicolás Almagro

    2 vote(s)
    5.6%
  3. John Isner

    6 vote(s)
    16.7%
  4. Albert Montañés

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    0.0%
  5. Juan Mónaco

    1 vote(s)
    2.8%
  6. David Nalbandian

    18 vote(s)
    50.0%
  7. Thomaz Bellucci

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    0.0%
  8. Philipp Kohlschreiber

    1 vote(s)
    2.8%
  9. Themio de Bakker

    1 vote(s)
    2.8%
  10. Tommy Robredo

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  1. Rhino

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    Who will win?

    Here is the qualifying draw:

    [1] BERLOCQ, Carlos ARG vs REYNOLDS, Bobby USA
    SMYCZEK, Tim USA vs GUTIERREZ-FERROL, Sergio ESP
    CRUGNOLA, Marco ITA vs DASNIERES DE VEIGY, Jonathan FRA
    BELYAEV, Ilya RUS vs [8] PAIRE, Benoit FRA

    [2] SERRA, Florent FRA vs KING-TURNER, Daniel NZL
    WALTER, Ludovic FRA vs [WC] SITAK, Artem NZL
    BRIZZI, Alberto ITA vs BAUTISTA-AGUT, Roberto ESP
    LOJDA, Dusan CZE vs [6] RUSSELL, Michael USA

    [3] RIBA, Pere ESP vs LEMKE, James AUS
    OUELLETTE, Greg USA vs KLAASEN, Raven RSA
    [WC] STATHAM, Jose (rubin) NZL vs MIDDELKOOP, Matwe NED
    OLASO, Guillermo ESP vs [7] SWEETING, Ryan USA

    [4]MANNARINO, Adrian FRA vs [WC] DANIELL, Marcus NZL
    VAN DER MERWE, Izak RSA vs DONSKOY, Evgeny RUS
    BREZAC, Charles-Antoine FRA vs BESTER, Philip CAN
    [WC] STATHAM, Mikal (oliver) NZL vs [5] DABUL, Brian ARG
     
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    Yesterdays results:

    J. Statham def M. Middelkoop 67 75 63
    P. Riba def J. Lemke 62 64
    R. Sweeting def G. Olaso 64 64
    R. Klaasen def G. Ouellette 64 63
    I. Belyaev def B. Paire 61 64
    M. Crugnola def J. Dasnieresde Veigy 76 76
    T. Smyczek def S. Gutierrez-Ferrol 63 76
     
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    More qualifying results:

    Ludovic Walter def Florent Serra 26 76 63
    Michael Russell def Roberto Bautista-Agut - w/o
    Pere Riba def Raven Klaasen 57 75 64
    Jose Statham def Ryan Sweeting 36 52 ret.
    Adrian Mannarino def Evgeny Donskoy 63 26 76
    Brian Dabul def Philip Bester 64 76
     
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    Todays matches

    Centre Court
    11am start
    Qualifying – 3 Pere Riba (ESP) v WC Rubin Statham (NZL)
    followed by
    Singles – S Giraldo (COL) v D Gimeno-Traver (ESP)
    followed by
    Singles - WC Michael Venus (NZL) v Tommy Robredo (ESP)
    followed by
    Doubles - WC Marcus Daniell (NZL) /Artem Sitak (NZL) v Frantisek Cermak (CZE)/Christopher Kas (GER)
    not before 7.30pm
    Singles – Carlos Berlocq v 8 Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER)
    followed by
    Doubles – Pablo Cuevas (URU)/Juan Monaco (ARG) v 2 Marcel Granollers (ESP)/Tommy Robredo (ESP)

    Court Two
    11am start
    Qualifying – Ludovic Walter (FRA) v 6 Mike Russell (USA)

    Court Four
    11am start
    Qualifying – Bobby Reynolds (USA) v Macro Crugnola (ITA)
    followed by
    Qualifying - 4 Adrian Mannarino (FRA) v 5 Brian Dabul (ARG)
    followed by
    Doubles – David Ferrer (ESP)/Albert Montanes (ESP) v Eric Butorac (USA)/Jean-Julien Rojer (AHO)
     
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    Isner looks really good right now. I guess he didn't want to play his buddy Querry. Querry is playing sydney.
     
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    Gut feeling says Nalby, brain says Almagro.
     
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    yes, Nalbandian in God mode will take this title and Maybe Aussie oopen too ??:)
     
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    Clayton is the GOAT. he will be top 50 one day.
     
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  11. Rhino

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    Oh the GOAT Clayton. World famous in Liechtenstein. Why didn't you say so?
     
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  12. Rhino

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    Unbelievable first set from Michael Venus, but he had two set points to take it 6-3 and yet gets broken back by Robredo.
     
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  13. Bobby Jr

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    Interesting - Andy Murray's brother Jamie is also in Auckland.

    I saw him practising today at a club near where I'm staying. Others there today included Nalbandian, Ferrer and Kohlschreiber. All looked pretty relaxed training - so fluid. Kohlschreiber in particular - man he hits a great backhand!
     
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    What club was that? I'm in Auckland.
     
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    Very interested in Haase and De Bakker. Especially THiemo needs to start delivering. He's not won many matches since the USO.
     
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    lookin forward to a few matches today
    @ http://www.livescorehunter.com/Livescores/Livescore-Tennis.html

    Look for Bellucci to do better this year than before.
    Sooooooooooo happy to see Nalby here after he missed it last year!

    Hmmmm ... monaco, malisse, clement (runnerup last year), Hasse, Cuevas, Fognini ... tasty menu

    plus, the center court looks nice after the renovation :mrgreen:
     
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    Todays matches - Tuesday

    Centre Court
    11am start
    Singles - Michael Russell (USA) v 7 Thomaz Bellucci (BRA)
    followed by
    Singles - 5 Juan Monaco (ARG) v Adrian Mannarino (FRA)
    followed by
    Singles - David Nalbandian (ARG) v Fabio Fognini (ITA)
    followed by
    Doubles - Carlos Berlocq (ARG) /Victor Hanescu (ROU) v Nicolas Almagro (ESP)/Marc Lopez (ESP)
    not before 7.30pm
    Singles – Arnaud Clement (FRA) v Xavier Malisse (BEL)
    followed by
    Singles – Robin Haase (NED) v Pablo Cuevas (URU)

    Court Two
    11am start
    Doubles – Johan Brunstrom (SWE)/Stephen Huss (AUS) v Marcelo Melo (BRA)/Bruno Soares (BRA)

    Court Four
    11am start
    Singles - Victor Hanescu (ROU) v Kevin Anderson (RSA)
    followed by
    Singles - Bobby Reynolds (USA) v Marcel Granollers (ESP)
    followed by
    Singles - Thiemo De Bakker (NED) v Philipp Petzschner (GER)
    followed by
    Singles - Pere Riba (ESP) v Tobias Kamke (GER)
    followed by
    Doubles – Michael Kohlmann (GER)/Phillip Petzschner (GER) v Daniel Gimeno-Traver (ESP)/David Marrero (ESP)
     
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    I wouldnt mind seeing Isner take the title again, especially since his serve was sooooo very effective last year and undoubtedly will be again ...... but I'd love to see Nalby put another trophy on his shelf, so I voted for Daveeeeeeed :D

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    Clement did very well here last year, and I'm guessing he'll be up for another good performance this week
     
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    Near One Tree Hill. They're doing it on the down-low but are happy for people to watch. The top men seem to be there from about midday onwards.

    Robredo, Clement and a few others booked at approx midday today I'm told.

    This is where Sharapova etc all practised last week so they didn't get hassled by media etc.
     
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    Yawn! Just walk up after a year in hibernation with no argentines (at least no argentines with any chances) on tour. Glad to see Delpo and Nalby back in action. Last year they both won Auckland and Sydney. This year I'm glad if they just don't injure themselves and play decently. Missed you guys!
     
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  22. norbac

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    Hopefully Nalby does well here.
     
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    Belucci up a set and a break, serving for the match. Odds on Russel: 60 times the money.

    Russel breaks back, wins the set and goes up a double break and has gamepoints for 4-0 on his own serve. Odds on Belucci: about 15 times the money.

    Belucci manages to break back twice and goes up 4-3. Odds on Russel: 4 times the money.

    Chokefest of 2011 so far. You're missing out guys.
     
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    ^^^ I know, I can't believe Russell let go of that double break advantage in the third.
    I couldn't believe he won the tie-break with all Bellucci's aces too, he had to fight for every point.
    Very tense match, but I will be surprised if Russell can pull off the win.
     
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    Very, very strange match indeed. I would love to see Russel win it, he has fought so hard!
     
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  26. Mortifier

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    ......

    10 double breaks.
     
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    I feel a bit sorry for Russell after that, he must be sooo disappointed. Would've probably had a reasonable chance against Robredo in the next round too (after seeing him play yesterday).
     
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    Nalby takes the first set vs. Foggy 7-3 in the TB

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    Is it just the aspect ratio on my stream, or is Nalby actually slimmer now than he was at Paris/Bercy? :confused:

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    foggy starting to throw a mini tantrum ... I think he's mad b/c he's wearing adidas now, and his previous ?Fila? was of higher quality . . .
     
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    Watching Nalbandian-Fognini. Both players just throwing the racquets in disgust after like every point.
     
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    Both your boys moved on today, I understand. Congratulations!

    Yes. Yes, it does.

    LOL. :)
     
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  31. Mortifier

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    The linesmen were nothing short of AWFUL in the Russel-Bellucci match. Has it got something to do with that in this match aswell?
     
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  32. Love Game

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    yes! happy for David and Thomaz ...... none of the streams I saw had commentary yesterday, but nalby looked rusty, still managing to take out foggy in straights.

    monaco was disappointing. malisse and cuevas are also gone, cuevas having been taken out by petzschner, whose reward is to face nalby today :)
     
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  33. Bobby Jr

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    Watching some of the matches last night and the pace with which the guys were hitting the balls... reminded me of last week with the women and how dire it was for the most part.

    Even the guys being this rusty they're hammering the ball. Saw Nalbandian practising at my local this morning for his match later today - getting rid of the cobwebs hopefully.
     
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    Nobody watching?

    I'm watching Ferrer vs Kamke and would like to ask, who the heck is Kamke?! Never heard of him but I really like his playing style. Hopefully he wins!
     
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    I think he was voted one of the best newcomers of 2010 ?at the itf yearend shindig?

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    Nalbandian d Petzschner 63 62


     
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    Isner is playing terrible. Hope he keeps that going for a few more games. Haase plays very well, hardly any UE's.
     
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    Nalbandian was looking fantastic today, and it didn't even seem like he was pushing himself.

    Almagro was 20 winners to 7 unforced errors in his first set alone and he only won it 6-4. He was waaaay too hyped up for my liking. His opponent framed a ball and still managed to win the point, then Almagro yelled at him to hit it on his strings. I didn't appreciate that at all.
     
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    At the moment the 3 strongest looking contenders in my opinion, Nalbandian, Isner and Almagro are all on the same side of the draw.
     
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    Noticed that little tantrum with Almagro aswell, he isn't very likeable in that manner. His tennis can be flawless at times though.

    Ferrer looking solid, Kohly is UE-machine at the moment.
     
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    In Ferrer's first match I thought he was pushing too much and didn't look like he had the weapons to make it past attacking Kohly on hardcourt. But spoiler(ferrer has the first set).
     
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  41. Li Ching Yuen

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    This is the story of the ATP tour:

    A solid, grinding baseliner that knows the game well and runs around like a rabbit winning against a much more talented and gifted player that only relies on shotmaking.

    Ferrer vs. Kohlschreiber.
     
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  42. rainingaces

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    That is debatable. I like Ferrers game he is the hardest worker, you can't deny him the success he has earned it. If kholy was a much more talented and gifted player he would be winning.
     
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  43. Mortifier

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    One can put it that way LCY but it's quite demeaning towards half the tour, don't you think? :D
     
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  44. Li Ching Yuen

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    The fact that you like his game has nothing to do with me stating the type of player he is. One is fact, the other opinion.

    Not really, it's very well known that if you want to succeed you have to put in the hard work.

    Shotmaking is not hard work, grinding is. One of them is much more appealing to us, viewers, because that's our perspective. We are observers that most likely watch the game to get entertained, and shotmaking offers that more often than not.
     
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    You won't convince Li. I had an hour long argument with him about Ferrer during last year's WTF. :p
     
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  46. Li Ching Yuen

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    Convince me of what? :neutral:

    I never said anything demeaning of the guy. The fact that you're not a talented player is not the end of the world.

    On the contrary, managing to get to number 4 in the world (his highest) with the tools that he possess is extraordinary in itself.
     
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  47. rainingaces

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    Ferrer has got the most out of his game and I think he is great to watch, he puts blood sweat and tears into every shot. I enjoy watching him alot more the the big forehand, big serve bores coming out of eastern europe.

    He admits he is not the most talented its not like he could be a shot maker if he wanted to.
     
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  48. Mortifier

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    I agree with you actually, I didn't put too much effort into my last post. But I would still probably not say that Ferrer is less talented than Kohly...
     
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    I'm only kidding, Li. But I just think talent is defined by more than "shot making." Especially re: someone like Kohli where it's so random. And I think you're kind of saying the same thing.
     
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    Ferrer wouldn't find the net even if there were signs pointing to it and a million dollars lying around it.
     
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