Power Horse Cup

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  1. librarysteg

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    This tournament is brand new this year, right? Anyone watching any of the matches? I see Tipsarevic went out today to 101 ranked Guido Paella 6-7, 1-6. At this rate, I wonder if he'll win another match this year?
     
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    Haas lost his first set to Dodig. I'm sort of surprised so many of the players set to play RG are playing 250's this week. It's not like they haven't had plenty of time to play on clay the last couple of months.
     
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    It's not unusual for players to play warm-up tournaments just before the big one. Most of the top players usually play Queens or Halle the week before Wimbledon starts. This applies especially if a player hasn't had particularly good results on a surface (clay or hardcourt) or hasn't had chance to practice on a surface beforehand (grass).
     
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    Yes. It's replaced the World Team Cup.
     
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    Which Tisparevic won, right? He's bound to be solidly out of the top 10 very soon, isn't he?
     
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    As it was a team event, Serbia won it in 2012.
     
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    Ah, I was just looking at his points and trying to figure out what he'd be losing this month and next. Those are still countable points falling off, right? Trying to sort out a player's points, potential points, etc., makes my head hurt.
     
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    The World team Cup was probably the biggest tennis event ever. Since it is discontinued it's hard to see a bright future for professional tennis at the highest level.
    Federer and Nadal didn't go there, they just couldn't handle the pressure at the WTC. Nadal knows deep down all those FO's mean nothing compared to one WTC win, but he still tries to make up for having no WTC trying to win at much FO's as possible. Kind of sad, isn't it..
     
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    haas d dodig 3-6,6-4,7-5
     
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    Queens and Halle are played two weeks before Wimby. The final tune-ups for SW19 are the Dutch and Eastbourne grass tourneys.

    Haas took a WC into Dusseldorf due to his very early exit in Rome, probably to keep some rhythm in his schedule. Do not be surprised if he doesn't go thoroughly through the weekend.
     
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    Monaco playing great in this tournament.
    I can see him winning the whole thing and make at least the last 8 in Paris.

    Also some impressive stuff from Sijsling.
    Should go up to the top 20 in the near future. Apart from his deadly serve, the guy's got lot of game.
     
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    Jarkko Nieminen d Tommy Haas(retired,withdrew injury)
     
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    Bit of a late bloomer...he'll be 26 in August. What little I've seen of him is quite nice to the eye but I'm not sure the top 20 is where he's headed...not closing on Cilic with 3 MP's @Memphis is the type of hump you need to hurdle when climbing the rankings.
     
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    Definitely a late bloomer.. also due to lots injuries in the past.
    Yes he should have closed out hat match against Cilic, but the good thing is he doesn't seem to let that get to him so much. Now he is making a good run in Dusseldorf, beating Kohlschreiber and with the prospect of playing Hayek he could go on for a while there. Keep in mind he very much prefers the faster surfaces, but he's taking his chance on clay when it's presenting itself.
    One of the good things about him he's not one of those ball bashers but an intelligent allcourter who's good at creating opportunites for himself. And lately he's taking more and more of them.
     
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    Actually he just beat Hajek 6-3 6-1 and he's in the SF after not having won one ATP clay match before this tournament.. this can only get better!
     
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    Oops, so they are. Memory playing tricks on me again! :oops:
     
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    Guido Pella seems to be continuing with his giant-killing run against top seeded Serbs. First Tipsy and now Troicki. Wonder how far he can take it?
     
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    Guidooooo!!!!
     
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    Yeah, he won the Challenger version of the WTF in '12 and is faring a bit better than the '11 champion, Stebe. I think the bigger number of clay events will help that trend for Pella.
     
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    Pico wins as a WC/#3 seed and takes his eighth ATP title (6 250's and a couple of 500's). Still hasn't played a major QF.
     
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