Who the hell is Simon Greul?

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  1. Tchocky

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    Who the hell is Simon Greul and how did he beat Srichaphan? Does he have any chance against Hrbaty in the 2nd round?
     
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  2. Andres

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    If he beat Paradorn, why wouldn't he have a chance against Dominik?
     
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  3. LowProfile

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    Well Scrichapan and Hrbaty have rather different games. Srichapan hits with good spin and has a very dangerous one handed backhand that he can generate great angles one.

    Hrbaty on the other hand is the closest thing we have to a modern day Jimmy Connors. Flat flat flat blasts with incredible penetration. Lots of errors lead from this style though. Also of note, Hrbaty has like a two story high toss on the serve.

    Just because he has the game to take out Srichapan doesn't necessarily mean he can bring down Hrbaty as well. Luck as well as exhaustion and a bad match from Paradorn may have played a factor, although it's not like he really was pushed against Fed. Federer just creamed him off the court.
     
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  4. Tchocky

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    I'm going with Greul in 3.
     
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    Greul beats Hrbaty, 7-6, 6-3
     
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  6. Tchocky

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    I know "Ace of Hearts". I had a $1,000.00 on Simon (+275). I think his luck runs out when he meets Henman in the 3rd round.
     
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    Wow, crazy, who is this German guy, what is his game like? Is he a regular grinder, or is there something else to him? Anyone saw him play yet? German tennis has been in doldrums recently, so he might give them something to cheer about perhaps.
     
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    He's a journeyman! Been on the tour since 2000. His win over Paradorn was his 1st ATP win. I got killed when he took out Paradorn but I won it all back when he took out Hrbaty today. Don't think his luck will continue. Henman will chip & charge every chance...very different style from Paradorn & Dominik.
     
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    Saw him a couple of times a few years ago. Consistent game but no real weapons of any sort. A bit worse version of Zib I would say. I think during these few years he was out for long time because of injury and ranking fell considerably. These two recent results makes me wonder can this be the same guy. Something has happened...
     
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    Look at thaaaaat!
    Simon won :D
     
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  11. Dunlopkid

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    Simon Greul is a man who had no wins on the ATP tour until he played Mardy Fish a few weeks ago.
     
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  12. thn

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    why do u have such a dim view on german tennis? Especially Kiefer and Haas or a Bjorn Phau were making headlines for the last couple of months.
    And to get back to the issue with simon greul, I really hope, that he won´t follow the steps of florian mayer. some great wins at the beginning because nobody knows your play and underestimates you, but then going down from tourney to tourney. so maybe it´s a fluke simon? =)
     
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    Henman v Greul

    Henman will win today. 6-3 6-3

    Well I hope he does anyway. Greul's just having a lucky week.
     
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    Henman leads 60-16-21 with a break.
     
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    greuhl wins again!
     
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    Thn, arosen did have a point. We don't have a player in the top 10 and only two in the top 50! The two being of course Kiefer (17) and Haas at #28. And out of these two - only Haas really stands out because everyone knows how hot he has been playing since the start of the year (but he seems to run into Fed all the time). Besides, him....there isn't nobody to be really proud of. Maybe it's because nobody even plays tennis here anymore? :rolleyes:

    I have to make my move now if I want to eventually break into the top 10. :)
     
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    Could Greul be the Baghdatis of Miami and get to the final?
     
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