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Beryl 02-17-2013 03:59 PM

2013 Open 13 Discussion Thread
As always, a strong turnout in Marseille for the Open 13. Five top tenners in an ATP 250 event, should be a good one. Delpo is the defending champion. Wildcards are Monfils, Gulbis and some guy called Lucas Pouille.

Onehandedbackhand 02-17-2013 04:09 PM

Pouille already had a wild card this year. Wonder if he's that country's Jack Sock.

And I see JW Tsonga winning it. Early exit, well rested, and ready to go.

wintintu 02-17-2013 04:09 PM

Llodra or Gulbis - love the long shots!! :twisted:

In reality, if not one of those, I think Gasquet. Genuinely think Llodra will take out DelPo. I think Delpo needs an easy week after winning Rotterdam, even though he has points to defend here. Plus Llodra is in great form, won this in 2011, and pulled out of Rotterdam to focus on this.

Allez Mika

kishnabe 02-17-2013 04:52 PM

Field too good for a 250.....Delpo to defend his title here.

papertank 02-17-2013 07:28 PM

I see no reason why Delpo doesn't defend here. Only one that could threaten him would be Berdych, imo.

ruerooo 02-17-2013 07:36 PM

Wow, Gulbis actually entered another tournament?

DelPo is gunning for a back to back. His groundstrokes look beautiful; serve looks strong ... I just hope his stamina is up to it.

Talker 02-17-2013 09:08 PM

I'll definitely be watching Gulbis.
He looks to have taken tennis more seriously now, his skills are tremendous but in the past he looked like he was playing at a local park.

underground 02-18-2013 02:58 AM

Logically Delpo would carry his form over here. However I think if he defends this title as well I don't think he can go deep in Dubai.

Relinquis 02-18-2013 03:03 AM

Well, Gasquet is in-form and well rested. I think he will take it.

Looking forward to see Llodra and Gulbis playing. I hope they both go deep.

Interesting anticipated (potential) matches:
- Gasquet Vs. Monfils
- Davydenko Vs. Tsonga
- Llodra Vs. Del Potro

Pretty awesome selection of players this tournament. Singles draws are here:

Duncan Bell 02-18-2013 03:59 AM

Tsonga can definitely cause some damage. Really fancy seeing a match between him and delPo

Relinquis 02-19-2013 04:10 AM

Devvarman will play Tomic...

We are on track for Davydenko Vs. Tsonga, with Nikolay wining his first round game. Should be fun.

Talker 02-19-2013 05:22 AM

Any links?

Duncan Bell 02-19-2013 05:59 AM

Looks like Gulbis is working it on Jarkko. Maybe this is the time....

Duncan Bell 02-19-2013 06:01 AM

Also, what's the deal with Goffin. I thought he was someone we could all get excited about? Seems like every time he walks on court he gets flattened

Chanwan 02-19-2013 08:36 AM


Originally Posted by Duncan Bell (Post 7224067)
Also, what's the deal with Goffin. I thought he was someone we could all get excited about? Seems like every time he walks on court he gets flattened

I've never understood the hype about Goffin. Can't imagine him in the top 10 at any point in time unless he improves massively in pretty much every area.

spinovic 02-19-2013 09:09 AM

Delpo seems to like it indoors. I'll go with him.

RodSmooth 02-19-2013 09:11 AM

MONFILS of course


Beryl 02-19-2013 09:41 AM

Muller is hitting lines on serve, looks like a third set is imminent.

Richie was cruising, but a hiccup in the middle of the second set is enough to ensure a decider.

Beryl 02-19-2013 09:50 AM

My god. Gasquet with the shot of the year (on break-point no less), but the linesman calls it out and Richie out of challenges...

norbac 02-19-2013 09:51 AM

Ball was in too. Come on Gasquet, show us your angry side!

Absolute BS if Gasquet loses the set.

Is there any way we can completely get rid of linesmen and use real-time hawkeye.....?

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