Who will win in Hamburg?

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Who will win in Hamburg?

Poll closed May 19, 2006.
  1. Roger Federer

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  2. Rafael Nadal

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  3. Ivan Ljubicic

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  4. Nikolay Davydenko

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  5. James Blake

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  6. Gaston Gaudio

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  7. Fernando Gonzalez

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  8. Tommy Robredo

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  9. Nicolas Kiefer

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  10. Guillermo Coria

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  1. shroom

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    Wasn't it amazing though, he ripped straight down one side leaving it flapping around like an apron! I didn't know shorts could rip so easily lol.

    ...ahem, but I still felt deeply sorry for him at the same time (...and wonder how he managed to keep it all together at RG04).
     
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  2. shroom

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    Acasuso-Ancic would be really interesting. But then, every other permutable match-up seems v intriguing too. In a perverse way, this tourney is turning out to be quite gripping. And in a carefree, non-gut-churning way too, since the player I have any kind of an emotional investment in (Safin) is already out.

    Hope you get your wish for your dream final.
     
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  3. Down_the_line

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    So, of the players that are left, which R16 match are you looking forward to the most? I must say, the whole top half looks pretty decent. I'm actually looking forward to Ancic vs. Blake. By the way, has anyone watched Ferrer so far this tournament? How's he doing? If he's playing well then he's my pick as one of the finalists. Not sure if he can take the title though because of Gonzalez.
     
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  4. oscar_2424

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    Fernando Gonzales is gonna win HAmburg
     
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  5. Ronaldo

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    Can you believe Blake has served twice for the match and failed? Freakin' train wreck and Blake is cooked in a 3rd set tie-break by SuperMario.
     
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  6. mislav

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    That, my friend, is what I'm hoping for as well. Vamos Mario! Idemo Chucho! :mrgreen:
     
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  7. okdude1992

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    that sucks!!
    damn thought w/ everyone out james had a chance...
    I think gonzo will win it... maybe robredo
     
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  8. okdude1992

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    gonzales and acasuso could be quite entertaining...don't any "classic tennis" fanatics watch that, it'll be all slugging...
    I wonder who'll hit the hardest...
     
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  9. Shabazza

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    During the last few weeks, Ancic came back most of time he was down a break or MP in the 2nd and 3rd - his time as a "choker" seems to be finally over!
    The same cannot be said about James, though. :rolleyes:
     
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  10. Ronaldo

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    Believe John Barrett stated that Blake, having the same opportunity against Fed at Indian Wells double faulted twice serving for the 1st set. Funny, watched that match last nite before deleting it.
     
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  11. slice bh compliment

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    I think Robredo has a good shot. Has anyone has won a tournament while blogging for the aTp? Yet.
     
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  12. Andres

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    Well, both are in QF :D
    So it's closer, now? Who is Mario playing now?
    Acasuso plays against Gonzalez/Verdasco.
     
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  13. Shabazza

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    At the begining of the year, the first 2 or 3 blogger won their tournaments, it was kind of a running gag at that time that if you blog, you're destinated to win the tourney ;) - so yeah it did happen before - but I don't think Robredo will win Hamburg.
     
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  14. mislav

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    Don't know yet. It's either Davydenko or Nieminen for Mario. I'm hoping for Davydenko. Ancic is 0:3 against Nieminen. Although it might be payback time. :D
     
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    Grosjean/Acasuso, who won?

    The Hamburg web site shows a result of:

    S. Grosjean (FRA) - J. Acasuso (ARG) 5:7 4:6

    which indicates that Acasuso won, but the Order of Play for tomorrow shows the third match of the day on Center Court as being between Verdasco and Grosjean, while Singles Draw sheet shows Grosjean, but without a score (as every other match).

    Who is playing Verdasco tomorrow?
     
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  16. mislav

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    In short: Acasuso won.
     
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  17. shroom

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    So, after another batch of unpredictable matches, the last 8 look like this:
    Ferrer-Robredo
    Davydenko-Ancic
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    Verdasco-Acasuso
    Mirnyi-Stepanek

    Rankings-wise, and based on past performances I thought the popular vote was for Gonzalez to go through (and win the whole thing). And perhaps he thought so too, and got tight. It was really inexplicable how he imploded after playing a beautiful 1st set. So did James Blake. One thing in common with most matches today was that at some point, everyone seemed really tight and suffering from undue pressure (the bad bounces and the wind didn't help). Ferrer and Acasuso seemed the strongest today, Ancic's serve saw him through in the end, Mirnyi showed you can s&v successfully on clay, and although spotty Verdasco was really fun to watch.

    Looking at the QF lineup, it seems you can make a convincing argument for any one of them to win this. One thing's certain - we're going to have a brand new Masters champion. (... Or in other words, how on earth are the gamblers amongst you figuring this one out?)
     
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  18. Shabazza

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    I think the winner will come from the top half, but don't ask me who ;)
     
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  19. shroom

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    At least you can specify a "half", I'm completely clueless.
    I'm quite fond of Ancic (probably bc I associate him with Goran) and like watching him on esp on grass, but I'd like a claycourter to get his first Masters this time.

    *ponders hard*
    I'd quite like to see Ferrer-Acasuso (with Verdasco as the dark horse from the bottom half) in the final. Whether that would happen is really a coin-toss at this point.
     
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  20. Shabazza

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    I'm quite sure the winner of Verdasco-Chuco will be in the final, Davydenko will beat Ancic, I'm pretty sure of this, but if he'd win against Robredo or Ferrer...50:50..no clue - but the one who comes through from the top half will win, cause as much as I like Chuco, I don't think he's ready for this....

    but I would love to see him win Hamburg :cool:
     
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  21. shroom

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    You sound like the voices in my head, lol. Every argument for Player A against B has a counter-argument and...

    But I don't mind, it's v enjoyable seeing the tournament unfold in this unpredictable way, without having to live and die for each point one's fave plays. They might be a surprising line-up but they all seem totally deserving of their places and I still hope that a claycourter ends up lifting the trophy (and hey, good luck with your man).
     
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  22. diegaa

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    mmmmm, its not a typo, so u get that wrong. Its not chuco, but CHUCHO.
    cheers now. ;)
     
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  23. Tchocky

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    Only Davydenko & Robredo are left standing from the Top 10 seeds.
     
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  24. mislav

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    Shabazza, you're full of errors. Here's another one:
    It's ANCIC WILL BEAT DAVYDENKO! ;)
     
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  25. Shabazza

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    that, my friend, is no error - Davy will beat Mario :p
    and regarding to Chucho, I didn't even realize I wrote Chuco instaed of chucho: You're right of course, diegaa - Chuco is wrong, but I've always called him this way, since I've misheard it the first time and I like the sound of Chuco more than Chucho and I will do so in the future, yeah I'm stubborn ;)
     
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  26. Ripper

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    It's Chucho... Oh and btw, he's my pick...
     
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  27. Tchocky

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    Please...no upsets today.
     
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  28. shroom

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    Set all, 3 all, deuce at the moment in the Acasuso-Verdasco match.
    I must say, Verdasco is great fun to watch.
    Also, I did not know that Acasuso was a natural lefty who only plays tennis right-handed.
     
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  29. Shabazza

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    the reverse of Nadal, but Verdasco's dtl fh is fun to watch (as every left-handed dtl fh btw.), still he is amajor headcase, worse than Chucho so I still hope he self-destruct...
    great play from Chucho 2 bp's
     
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  30. Shabazza

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    you're to late I was already corrected - and he's not my pick cause I don't want to jinx him ;)
     
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  31. Shabazza

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    3 mp's
    2 mp's
    1 mp....come on Chucho
    and game set match Acasuso 6:1 6:7 6:3 :D
     
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  32. Andres

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    40-0, 5-3, Acasuso with the serve, 3 match points...

    OHH!! UE ON THE FOREHAND!!

    40-15 !!! :mad:
     
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    That ball was clooooooseeee!!!

    1 mp left :?
     
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  34. Andres

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    It's Over!!!!! :D

    Acasuso To SF !!!! :D :D
     
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  35. Andres

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    The final score: 6-1, 6-7 (6), 6-3 ;)
     
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  36. Shabazza

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    He and Ancic got better this year in tight matches. They had always the talent, but seems like they finally start to believe they can do it! :)
     
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  37. shroom

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    Acasuso clearly deserved to win. After losing the 2nd set tb and going a break down early in the 3rd, he could have easily folded but he didn't and was so consistent. Verdasco had some amazing shots but so spotty, and if I were his coach/fan/family, I'd be tearing my hair out. Fun match!
     
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  38. shroom

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    Do you know how that came about (Acasuso being a lefty but playing rh)? I would have thought being a lefty could be considered something of a weapon in tennis. Isn't that why Nadal was taught to play left-handed?
     
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  39. slice bh compliment

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    ambi

    Yes, Chucho y Rafa learned everything they needed to know from wyutani.
     
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  40. Andres

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    LOL! That was genius, adriano ;)
    Nice and smooth move. :mrgreen:
     
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    Ancic is moving so slooooow!!! :?
    Is he injured or something!?
     
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  42. wyutani

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    his ankle problem...
     
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  43. Andres

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    Ancic breaks! He's still alive!! :D
    3-4 and his serve in the 2nd set, trailing 5-7 in the first
     
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    Ancic, the comeback kid, holds after saving 2 break points!!!
    4 games all, 2nd set :D
     
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  45. ACE of Hearts

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    I had Davydenko winning the whole thing, so far, so good.;)
     
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  46. Tchocky

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    Hamburg website sucks ass! I can't get live scores. Who's leading in the 2nd set tiebreak and how many breaks of serve have there been?
     
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  47. ACE of Hearts

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    Wow, Davydenko:mad: , he is down 0-3 to Ancic in the final set.Ancic won the second set 6-7, on a tie-breaker.
     
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  48. ACE of Hearts

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    Ancic up 1-5, about to close the match.
     
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  49. Andres

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    He's the freaking comeback kid!!! :D
    4 matches in a row!?? His confidence must be up in the sky!!! :D
     
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  50. Andres

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    Triple match point, Mario :D

    MARIO WINS!!! 4TH IN A ROOOOW!!! :D
     

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