If Stockholm Open - Oct 17-23 ... Discussion

Discussion in 'Pro Match Results and Discussion' started by Love Game, Oct 16, 2011.

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... and the champion will be ...

Poll closed Oct 21, 2011.
  1. Gaël Monfils

    3 vote(s)
    10.0%
  2. Juan Martín del Potro

    10 vote(s)
    33.3%
  3. Stanislas Wawrinka

    3 vote(s)
    10.0%
  4. Juan Ignacio Chela

    1 vote(s)
    3.3%
  5. Kevin Anderson

    1 vote(s)
    3.3%
  6. Milos Raonic

    7 vote(s)
    23.3%
  7. Ivan Dodig

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Tommy Robredo

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. Other

    5 vote(s)
    16.7%
  1. stringertom

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    Donut Dave in indoorGOAT mode only one round after looking indoorWOAT vs X-man...go figure! What will he do next?
     
  2. vernonbc

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    He's also the luckiest 18 year old - he got more wild cards into tournaments this year than anyone. Most 18 year olds are scratching and clawing their way up the rankings by playing futures and challengers. A win in round 1 of a masters or GS can give them more points than they'd get winning a challenger tourney.
     
  3. zagor

    zagor Talk Tennis Guru

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    Win the whole thing? It's certainly doable, would love to see him get his 2nd Stockholm trophy.
     
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    stringertom G.O.A.T.

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    If he gets past another GOATish former top 5er (JB) he very well will final at worst. Nobody will want him in their Paris draw on that type of roll!
     
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    He has only made one final this and was disappointing in it (should know since I was there :-?).
    Not a bad chance though I guess.
     
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    Heineken in Auckland? His '11 start was a rollercoaster...final there then 1R marathon at AO, leading to 2R collapse, IIRC. It seems a lot longer ago!
     
  7. Love Game

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    Nieminen, fighting hard, breaks serve twice in the first set.
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    Kamke, going one better, wins the set with three breaks! :eek:

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    Cmoooon Jarkko, we got this.
     
  10. Love Game

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    Nieminen wins 36 75 61 ...

    i'm starting to remember from last year in stockholm that there was Finn Man Mania then too :D ... i swear those fans helped Jarkko win today ... don't ya think so? :)

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    stringertom G.O.A.T.

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    IndoPak Express almost derailed by BaggieDelPo...decisive SBer...don't often see a 2-6, 6-2 scoreline in dubs.
     
  12. Love Game

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    no "almost" about it ... IndoPak into the Finals! :)

    http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Tennis/2011/10/42/Doubles-Friday-Stockholm-Moscow.aspx
     
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    These two got a lot of applause when they were shown on the jumbotron ... anybody know who they are? :confused:

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    Raonic up a set and a break over Dimitrov, so next up w/b ...

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    they've only met twice before, and Blake's won both times, first in 2006 and most recently in washington leggMason 2011, when Nalbandian was suffering some injuries.

    Nalby and JB are both playing well this week, so I expect this to be a good contest.
     
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    Nalbandian is out with injury. Next up Monfils vs Anderson, due to start any minute
     
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    omg .............
     
  17. stringertom

    stringertom G.O.A.T.

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    Did anyone find out what the "If" is in as the tourney sponsor? Maybe it means "Inspirational Finn", AKA Jarko Niemenen!
     
  18. Rysty

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    "If" is an insurance company, the main sponsor of this tournament.
     
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    Thanks! Ironic name for an insurance operation...we'll pay off IF we feel like it.
     
  20. morten

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    Seriously the worst level of tennis i have seen on ATP ever!! Except Nalbandial, he played great but had to pull out because of injury. The last 6 matches were crap, unmotivated players with hardly any gameplan and no finesse whatsoever.. :( And these guys make a lot of money?? Of course i liked tennis better with serve and volley 10-15 years ago but still... If this is tennis now I am glad i am not an ATP player at the moment.. so boring.. ZZZZZ
     

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