St. Pete Open 250

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  1. bjk

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    Great tournament. I guess no loss that Tennis Channel wont be covering it.
     
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    What happened there at the end of the Gulbis-Rosol match? Rosol won but I saw him complaining to the chair umpire.
     
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    Man, they have a tournament like every 2 days. I'm starting to agree with the critics, there may be something as too much tennis.
     
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    32 man draw and 2000 players on tour struggling to make a dollar. Don’t you think it's a good idea to have a lot of tournaments so the lesser ranked players have a shot at playing instead of the top players hogging all the spots in the draw every single tournament?
     
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    Go JB!!!!!!!!
     
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    Hopefully Rochus and Tipsarevic will play another epic breaker
     
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    Nah.........
     
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    Shouldn't we be discussing Gulbis' utter failure to get out of the first round since winning LA? OK he won some matches in Toronto and Cincy, won one match at USO. Still, it looks like 2012 is crucial year for Ernie. LA wasn't exactly a breakthrough. Losing in the 2nd at USO to Muller was a disappointment.
     
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    NOTHING seems crucial to him! I, too, thought LA was going to be a turning point in unlocking the Rubik's cube of a brain he has. It seems like the coaching change only worked for that tourney.
     
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    I don't think Gulbis really cares,or puts in the hard work that is necessary to be a top player. He has the talent to do it,but his work ethic is p*ss poor. If he could ever put in the work it takes to maximize his talents he could go pretty far.
     
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    Hope Bogomolov can do well here.
     
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    Yeah, this week & the Kremlin Cup are homecoming events for the native Russian. He quartered last week, going down in 3 TB's. Does anyone know when his family immigrated to the US?
     
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    This is what Canas was brought in for, but the lightbulb must want to change itself. If I was a psychiatrist, I could make a fortune treating Gulby.
     
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    That breaker turned out negative for Rochus.
     
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    Mexico when he was 9, then to the US in 92.
     
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    So much wisdom in these few words.
     
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    Bogie over Kohlschreiber, 7-5 in the third.
     
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    Mr. "BuyOneGetOne" has certainly upped his progression through early rounds of events. He has become my good luck talisman in the Sudden Death League and has rewarded me often (I also go 4 the KAndyman early).
     
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    Holy Panatta! Two Italian men in the quarters (Seppi & Starace). Molto bene!
     
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    Bogie defeats Lajovic 6-2, 6-1, into the SF, what a story.
     
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    Yeah, this sets up an interesting contest with Tipsy...a battle between two of the most improved players in '11. Bogie has now jumped 130+ spots since y-e 166 in '10. Hats off to his tenaciousness! He has wound his way through much adversity...immigration, doping charge (now removed from banned substance list), wrist injury, divorce. I'm tremendously impressed.
     
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    Janko taking a long timeout with injury :|
     
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    Tipsarevic thrashes Bogomolov 6-1 6-2 to reach the final. Another title for the Serb?
     
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    I'd prefer either Cilic or Misha.
     
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    Some good news for British tennis fans, Fleming and Hutchins have won the doubles title in St.Petersburg! :)

    They beat two Russians, Elgin and Kudryatsev 6-3,6-7,10-8.

    Okay,okay it's not a MAJOR title but at least it's going in the right direction! :wink:

    Brits seem to do well in St.Petersburg. Murray won the singles title here two years on the trot in 2007-8. :cool:
     
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