Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by magic_game, Jul 19, 2005.
Indianapolis - Carraz def. Blake 7-5 6-7 7-5
USO Series TV Schedule
Current tournament: RCA Championships
Indy day one results - Ginepri def. Ryderstedt 6-1 6-4
Moodie def. Lisnard 6-3 6-3
That is a shocker of a result for Blake. Another tightly contested match, yet another loss. I really feel for Blake, he just cant seem to string a few results together these days. He played some terrific matches against Hewitt at the US and AUS Open, form worthy of a top 20 player. Carraz is a career journeyman with a dangerous serve, but you would really expect Blake to pull through infront of the home crowd.
I knew this one would be tight. Carraz advanced to the semis here last year. Hopefully Blake can get it together because there is no better time to do it than like you said, at home.
You would think that more of the "claycourters" like Nadal or Coria would use tournaments like this to warm-up and be prepared for those two masters events before the USO. There really is no harm in playing in these tournaments, but instead they're going out and staying on the red stuff. I mean that season is over. Coria, in particular, would probably get some good results out of tournies like Indy. He is a USO quarterfinalist who went out in 2003 valiantly to none other than Agassi.
Whoa!!!!! Some good stuff from the youngster!
Jan-Michael Gambill vs. Donald Young, 7-6 (12-10)
This one has my attention...
Amer Delic vs. Bjorn Phau, 4-6, 3-1
Delic lead Illinois to 3 NCAA tittles (team in/outdoor and individual) during their 33-0, 2002-03 perfect season--the only one in NCAA history.
However, like most collegiates, he's struggled to find his way on the ATP tour. IIRC, Jeff Morrison is also a former NCAA champion--lost to George Bastl 1R.
I wish they would televise the Roddick vs. Tursunov clash. That should be a good one.
What a horrible draw!
Roddick-Tursunov 2R :shaking head:
Gambill def. Young 7-6 (12-10), 6-2
Best hope for hardcore fans, the radio. I might check it out just to see what it is like listening to tennis on the radio.
Roddick will certainly have his hands full against a big-hitting Tursunov.
(16-WC)M Fish (USA) d (WC)A Murray (GBR) 64 46 64
P Goldstein (USA) d (6)M Mirnyi (BLR) 06 63 63
9)P Srichaphan (THA) d G Carraz (FRA) 63 76(3)
Nice too see the Thai shotmaker beginning to post some results on hard courts.
Fish too strong for Murray. The scott needs some more challenger wins under his belt before he can play with the big boys.
Round of 16 Singles
Robbie Ginepri def. Paradorn Srichaphan 6-0, 6-4
Paul Goldstein def. Giovanni Lapentti 6-3, 6-2
Nicolas Kiefer def. Kevin Kim 6-1, 6-3
George Bastl def. Mardy Fish 1-2, retired
Karol Beck def. Rajeev Ram 6-2, 6-4
Taylor Dent def. Bjorn Phau 6-2, 6-2
Rusedski currently leading Carlsen 7-6, 3-0. What is going on with Greg, he seems rejuvenated and fancies his chances at a good run in the US Open. The brit seems to be resurrecting his career.
Ginepri said: "That's not the Paradorn I know who was out there. But I know what it's like, I've been on the receiving end.
"It's no fun going out there and getting crushed." BTW this is the first time Ginepri has won three matches in a row this yr. Up next is A.Rod.
Good for Greg!
Ginepri & Roddick are on serve in the 3rd set. Is anyone watching this?
Ginepri's up a break, serving at 4-3.
Ginepri def. Roddick 4-6 7-6 7-5 :shock:
Did anyone watch this? Is Ginepri just in awesome form or did Andy have an off day?
For some reason, I was expecting that answer. Thanks, verdasco67
Rusedski def. Kiefer 3-6 7-6 6-4
Ginepri: 5 6 3
Beck: 7 2 3
Rusedski vs. Dent in semis
Ginepri def. Beck 5-7 6-2 6-3
Rusedski leads Dent 1-0, first set
Dent is on his way to meet his American compatriot.
Dent leads Rusedski 6-4 1-1
Dent def. Rusedski 6-4 6-4
Wow, good job Dent. Maybe he can put it togethor and win this.
i agree w/ gugafanatic
Ginepri def. Dent 4-6 6-0 3-0 ret.
LA - Goldstein def. Saulnier 6-4 6-4
Kim def. Carlsen 7-6 6-7 6-4
Mello def. Grosjean 1-6 6-2 6-3
Stanford - Bartoli leads Washington 6-1
Why does Grosjeans form seem to peak during the grass court season and then all of a sudden you dont hear of him during the hardcourt swing. One would expect his game to translate well to the fast hardcourts. Its a shame really as he is one of the few all court surface players remaining in the mens game.
I believe Tursunov is the darkhouse for this tournament. He seems to be playing well lately. He pretty much eased through qualifying.
Haas is serving for the match up 6-4, 5-3 against Karlovic.
Nice comeback victory for Haas on the cards.
Blake 3-2 Kiefer ret.
Certainly nice to see Haas in form. I know Karlovic's big serve must do well on hard courts, but I would like to know how his results have been during this stretch in the past?
Blake lucked out, but got to be confidence building as well.
Singles 2nd rd
R.Mello def A.Hadad 6-3, 6-1
D.Tursunov leads Chela 6-3, 3-3 updated score.
hows ginepri and blake going?
Malisse def. Haas. 1-6 6-3 6-4 Can someone give me the story on this match? Is the X-man finally in some solid form to make noise?
V. Williams def. Mirza 6-3 6-2
I was hoping for an upset...
Williams stated that Mirza played very well and the scoreline was not a true reflection of the match. I hope to see Sania continue her rapid ascent up the rankings.
It's nice to see Williams employ her relaxation technique, and even if I'm not a fan, she looks like some one to watch out for. If Venus admitted that, then Mirza must have played well. I'm hoping the same...
"The onslaught of aces was supposed to have come the day before against a huge Croatian, not from a Belgian baseliner on Wednesday night.
Tommy Haas of Germany got past the first hurdle (Ivo Karlovic) with relative ease, but didn't have enough survival skills to fend off Xavier Malisse of Belgium. Malisse hit 18 aces and double faulted only twice in defeating the defending champion Haas, 1-6, 6-3, 6-4, in the second round of the Mercedes-Benz Cup at UCLA's Los Angeles Tennis Center.
Haas was seeded fourth, continuing the tournament's three-day pattern. Two rounds have not quite been completed and there are only two seeded players remaining: No. 1 Andre Agassi and No. 2 Dominik Hrbaty of Slovakia. Hrbaty won his second-round match earlier on Wednesday, and Agassi will play Kevin Kim today in the second round.
For the first half an hour, it looked as though Haas would have little trouble joining Hrbaty in the quarterfinals.
"After the first set, I thought I was going to be in the locker room too," Malisse said in his on-court interview.
Especially since Malisse had not been able to win consecutive matches on the tour since Memphis during the indoor season in the winter and had only two wins in 10 previous matches against Haas. Haas had won their last four meetings, all in straight sets.
But Malisse hung in there and the match turned when he broke Haas early in the second. The decisive service break in the third set came at 2-2. Malisse broke Haas at 30, hitting a forehand winner down the line. Haas had the chance to get the service break back, trailing 4-3, but Malisse fought off one break point, serving his way out of trouble.
Haas was asked if his recent idleness — he suffered an ankle injury by stepping on a ball at Wimbledon during the warmup — factored into the loss.
"I wouldn't say that. I felt physically pretty good, to be honest," Haas said. "I played a really good first set, flawless tennis on my side."
He lamented the lost break chance in the third set.
"I had another chance to break him to get even, and didn't make him play again," Haas said. "When you play on the top level like this and you don't use your chances or make your opponent play, then … therefore I don't deserve it."
Malisse will next play Juan Ignacio Chela of Argentina, who defeated lucky loser Dmitry Tursunov of Russia, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2. Also, in the second round, Ricardo Mello of Brazil defeated qualifier Amir Hadad of Israel, 6-3, 6-1, and Hrbaty beat Jan Hernych of the Czech Republic, 6-4, 6-2.
Looks like after the first set, Malisse found himself and had one of those days. I read that Malisse was trying to put more emphasis on his serve and volley. I see the stats with his serve, but can you tell of his attempts at rushing the net? Too bad Haas had to run into something like this, but hopefully both these players can keep getting into form. Thanks, Kevin.
Srichaphan d Goldstein 6-1,6-4 to advance to quarters, will meet winner of Agassi-Kim
Agassi d Kim 6-2, 7-5
Ginepri def. Blake 6-3 7-6, No surprise really
Clijsters def. Sugiyama 6-1 6-2
Chela just took out Mallise in staight sets. 6-4, 7-6
An unheralded Argentine into the semi of a hardcourt event and we still have Brazilian Ricardo Mello in the quarters. I watches Chela play Hewitt at Aus Open, and he is not a great mover with a reasonable forehand and a consistent game. Typical X-MAN result though, plays a great match against Haas and then gets beaten up by Chela. With all due respect to Chela, he also took out Tursunov with ease in the third set.
Agassi rolling 6-4, 5-2 against Chela
Agassi is playing at a high level. Against Srichapan he produce some delicate dropshots and great passing shots on the run. He could be a serious contender (maybe top 3) for the US Open.
Not bad for Agassi... He's not playing upper echelon players, but definitely confidence building to keep beating guys this way. I don't think I recall Andre being the dropshot kind of guy. He must be following suit with the other players on the growing trend of the use of the dropshot. Can't say I find many flaws with using a dropshot correctly.
I hope Agassi does put up some top level stuff at the Open. Federer/Agassi, Agassi/Safin, and Agassi/Hewitt will be matches I will look forward do. I agree that he is top three material. It goes like this for me: 1. Federer 2. Hewitt 3. Agassi. You never know if Safin could just jump into that or maybe a surprise guy like Ginepri, but...
Muller def. Ginepri 7-6 7-5
V. Williams def. Jankovic 6-3 6-3
V. Williams def. Schnyder 2-6 7-6 6-2
Coria leads Moya 6-2 4-6 2-0.
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