Valencia 500 discussion thread

Discussion in 'Pro Match Results and Discussion' started by Beryl, Oct 18, 2012.

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Who will win Valencia 500 2012?

Poll closed Oct 28, 2012.
  1. Ferrer

    9 vote(s)
    33.3%
  2. Tsonga

    4 vote(s)
    14.8%
  3. Tipsarevic

    2 vote(s)
    7.4%
  4. Isner

    1 vote(s)
    3.7%
  5. Almagro

    1 vote(s)
    3.7%
  6. Raonic

    5 vote(s)
    18.5%
  7. Verdasco

    1 vote(s)
    3.7%
  8. Haas

    2 vote(s)
    7.4%
  9. Granollers

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Other (Cilic, Querrey, Kohlschreiber, Lopez, etc.)

    2 vote(s)
    7.4%
  1. Beryl

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    JC Ferrero's final tournament. So sad to see both a great tennis player and a great gentleman leave the game. :(

    In regards to the tennis, it's wide open with a very strong field (stronger and more balanced than Basel). Can Granollers defend his title?

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    Wildcards are Leyton Hewitt, Tommy Robredo and JCF.
     
  2. papertank

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    This is a winnable tournament for Raonic.
     
  3. ruerooo

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    So he is going to play?

    I'm both excited and surprised (though it will be a struggle; I was just reconciling myself to the game without him).

    Nice too that Tommy R. has a wildcard. I love the matches with the "old guard" they know each others' games, and it's very competitive.
     
  4. Duncan Bell

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    I'm going Jo-dubs, he can beat all of these
     
  5. beast of mallorca

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    OP, can you make the poll public ?
     
  6. ruerooo

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    Ferru is playing, and he owns part of the tournament; this is his home tournament.

    Plus their H2H is 3-1, or something, in Ferru's favor.

    I like Milos, and I could see him making the final, but if Ferru is on the other side ...

    *headshake*
     
  7. Duncan Bell

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    Definitely don't think Raonic will win this one; Tipsy, Ferrer or JO-W will be too good for him
     
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    Some interesting first round matches! Sad about King Juan Carlos' 1R draw.
    But you never know with Nico. Vamos a ver.
     
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    Ferrero's last tournament. Gonna miss that guy.
     
  11. elpolaco84

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    Why no Monaco? not even mentioned in the "other" options?
    last year finalist, and recent 1st hard court title

    he has a lot more chances than Almagro i think.
    funny Almagro never even reached a final on hard
     
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    Hewitt's going to knock him out, sorry mate :twisted:

    In all seriousness, I agree. Bit stiff to leave him out.
     
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    Hewitt took the first set off Monaco 6-3. Boss.
     
  14. elpolaco84

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    Ha! already out, talk about consistency
     
  15. vive le beau jeu !

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    a top-10 win for hewitt ! good result... :)
     
  16. elpolaco84

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    he is on his way up :)
     
  17. Breaker

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    Weird how Almagro's best friend on tour is Ferrero and he might be the one to send him into retirement..I'm calling rigged draw :)
     
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    Yeah, much like happened in Monte Carlo this year when Ljubicic played his last match against Ivan Dodig...
     
  19. Rozroz

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    Goffin for the win!
     
  20. elpolaco84

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    Maybe trying to avoid a "final run" to title for the retiring guy and let the other active spaniards earn the points for the next year
     
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    Anyone else have a soft spot for Ram? I saw him play a few years ago in Indy so I've rooted for him ever since.
     
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    How did Fognini hit more aces than Isner?
     
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    LOL Isner served with left hand or what???
     
  24. Max G.

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    Because Isner's return-of-serve isn't very good.
     
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    He is 8 feet tall though, he should at least get the racket on it
     
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    Hewitt stops Monaco in Valencia 500

    Former World No. 1 Lleyton Hewitt dealt a blow to Juan Monaco’s outside hopes of qualifying for the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals as he defeated the fourth-seeded Argentine 6-3, 6-4 on Monday in the first round of the Valencia Open 500.
     
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    Somebody want to tell me how Nico has more than twice as many UEs and is still leading JCF by a set?

    *sigh*

    :-?
     
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    ^^ More winners!

    Sam Q continues his upwards march, taking out a Spaniard in Spain. Lopez is dangerous especially indoors.

    Good job by Samarai!

    Looks like Almagro in next round.
     
  29. romeo8880

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    Almagro is such a terrible friend. It's ferreros last tournament let ur friend win. So sad.
     
  30. ruerooo

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    Also, congratulations to Ferru for his victory over O. Rochus. They're matched in height, and Ollie fought fiercely today.
     
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    JCF would be upset if Nico didn't offer his best effort.

    (He'll probably be out the next round in any event.)

    I'm sad too though.

    :cry:
     
  32. ruerooo

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    And JCF makes it a love game.
    At least Nico has to serve it out.

    (Also, you know it's never over till it's over.)
     
  33. romeo8880

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    Well that does it. No more Ferrero...
     
  34. NDFM

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    JCF :( Well there will be a retirement tribute for him tomorrow
     
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    Will there? Will it be broadcast?
     
  36. NDFM

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    It will be broadcasted but the trouble would be finding a stream for it, rafa will be there as well according to his twitter
     
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    Tsonga injured? Does anyone know more?
     
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    will the David (Goffin) take down slim Isner Goliath? ;)
    please please please!
     
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    Sad to see him go but thats life.
     
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    Curious about this too. What happened to Tsonga?
     
  41. Gonzo_style

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    Well Tsonga played 4 consecutive weeks, probably was tired i guess...
     
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    Let's see if Raonic can use the opportunities of not having to play Tipsarevic and Tsonga any more ...
     
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    He cited back, but it's probably more fatigue and needing to rest for Paris + WTF.

    He played in Metz (W), Beijing (F) and Stockholm (F). He just needed another 500 tournament to meet the requirements.
     
  44. ruerooo

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    Just looking at the poll -- nobody has the defending champion winning ...?
     
  45. ruerooo

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    I knew he'd been playing a lot of tennis. I was just hoping he hadn't sustained a serious injury as a result.

    *sigh*
     
  46. Rozroz

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    cannot believe they don't show Goffin-Isner!!! :mad:

    yay!!!! Goffin takes 1st set with a 7-2 tie break!
     
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    good match between those 2, isner takes the 2nd set..too bad its not being televised, had to watch the 1 sided granollers/hajek match
     
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    3-3 in the 3rd set isner/goffin
     
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    Goffin wins a hard fought game and breaks for 3-3 on his 7th BP! Go Goffin! Why aren't they showing this match live?!

    And he races to a 4-3 lead with a 2nd serve ace!
     
  50. underground

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    Isner DFs and it's 2 MPs for Goffin!:)

    He takes the 1st one! GSM Goffin 7-6(2) 4-6 6-4. Goffin can have a good run here now that Tsonga and Tipsy are out in his half, Raonic will be his largest challenge.
     
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