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rfprse 02-13-2006 08:44 PM

Open 13 Marseille *spoilers*
 
Berdych lost to Stepanek (5-7, 4-6). :( [Come on, Berdych. It's time to get it together and get some points.]

I was hoping for a rematch between Berdych and Nadal. It could have been a good match. Anyway the tournament draw seems quite interesting (a possible match with Gasquet, though he hasn't played well this year).

It will be exciting and interesting to see how Nadal's comeback goes and how Baghdatis recovers/backs up after the run at the AO.

PM_ 02-13-2006 09:26 PM

do you know exactly what time nadal is scheduled to play?

PM_ 02-13-2006 09:29 PM

i think i figured it out:
9AM GMT is 1AM PST...

Noelle 02-13-2006 09:31 PM

Official website: http://www.open13.org/
:)

PM_ 02-13-2006 09:40 PM

tyvm......:)

Noelle 02-13-2006 09:56 PM

I do have to say it's a shame Pimpim Johansson can't defend his title here. He acquitted himself very well last year against Ivan Ljubicic.

rfprse 02-13-2006 11:16 PM

Johansson made a weird choice of comeback tournament. He should fare better on indoor hard court and considering that he won last year, he should've tried Marseille instead of San Jose.
He lost to a qualifier in 3 sets there.

pound cat 02-14-2006 04:57 AM

http://www.cg13.fr/

WEB CAST

PM_ 02-14-2006 08:05 AM

...hmmm...i've tapped into the feed but the camera's not moving...just people walking in the stands and the announcer speaking...

pound cat 02-14-2006 08:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PM_
i think i figured it out:
9AM GMT is 1AM PST...

On the Web cast screen it says

18:00 GMT

12:00 EST

Get ready!

GRANITECHIEF 02-14-2006 08:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rfprse
Johansson made a weird choice of comeback tournament. He should fare better on indoor hard court and considering that he won last year, he should've tried Marseille instead of San Jose.
He lost to a qualifier in 3 sets there.

San Jose is an indoor hardcourt.

PM_ 02-14-2006 08:18 AM

are you watching, pound cat?
now i'm just getting java script...

rfprse 02-14-2006 08:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GRANITECHIEF
San Jose is an indoor hardcourt.

Oops.:mrgreen: You're right.
Silly me.
I guess Johansson didn't make a weird choice in terms of the court.

rfprse 02-14-2006 10:35 AM

Nadal vs Rochus
 
Hmm...Rochus is playing tough against Nadal.
He took the first set. (I missed the first set, shouldn't have given up on the web cast too early) But Nadal is up a break in the second. Is it inevitable that Rochus lose in three?

pound cat 02-14-2006 11:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PM_
are you watching, pound cat?
now i'm just getting java script...

Just came in for the last couple of Nadal games..but did see davydenko, and the doubles if i had wanted to. The sound disappeared for a bit, then came back. I have a dial-up, so I don't know why you were having trouble.

pound cat 02-14-2006 11:50 AM

From what I cam see Nadal is less muscular. Effect of not playing for a while. No wonder Safin wants more time to get into shape.

pound cat 02-14-2006 11:51 AM

Now DENT Andreev..quite clear..fewer people watching

Rudy 02-14-2006 11:56 AM

Nadal saves match point, and wins with an ace...
nice way back
vamos rafa

Brettolius 02-14-2006 11:56 AM

Was it just me, or was the quality of the webcast stellar this morning for the first match, and then steadily got worse? I guess as more people logged in? By the time the Nadal match rolled around I couldn't see the ball at all.

rfprse 02-14-2006 11:56 AM

It was inevitable. Nadal in three.

A lot of nerves showed from both players. Nadal seemed to be a little rusty and occasionally didn't use the good shot selection (too much concerned about finishing the points early, maybe he's thinking a little too much about playing on hard and being aggressive, just like hard court specialists are too much concerned about the clay style of play). But the good news is that his serve worked well at the crucial times (e.g. on his match points and one for Rochus). Well, a win is a win. Not so bad start for Nadal.

Rochus choked and/or his legs seemed gone at the third set. Footwork went too sloppy especiall when the ball was hit near/to him. Still it's always amazing to watch how he hits his backhand (usually over/around the shoulder). It must be a tough loss for him. He lost a big chance.


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