ATP European Open 2019 (Antwerp, Belgium)

Who will win the 2019 European Open in Antwerp, Belgium?

  • #1 seed Gaël Monfils

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • #2 seed David Goffin

    Votes: 1 7.1%
  • #3 seed Diego Schwartzman

    Votes: 3 21.4%
  • #4 seed Stan Wawrinka

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • #5 seed Guido Pella

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • #6 seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

    Votes: 3 21.4%
  • #7 seed Jan-Lennard Struff

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • #8 seed Pablo Cuevas

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • (PR) Andy Murray

    Votes: 4 28.6%
  • Other participant

    Votes: 3 21.4%

  • Total voters
    14
  • Poll closed .

D-Lite

Professional
A couple of notes (opinions...) from me:

- I'd choose Murray as the victor, but I'm not yet convinced of his form over 5 straight matches, but I could see him making the semis and playing Goffin.
- WCs went to Coppejans, Darcis (both Belgian) and Sinner (Italian) - I wonder why they chose to give the WC to Sinner and not their defending champion, Edmund? I appreciate his form is rather lacklustre but I think it's pretty harsh that the defending champ doesn't get a MD spot to actually try and defend. Maybe their mentality was that he needs more matches vs lesser opponents or if he will defend he will be in good enough form to get through qualifying too. Anyway, that's a management decision, but with Sinner being a 'NextGen' prospect, maybe they've had pressure on that part.
- I really don't know who is actually in form of the seeds, I found it really hard to choose a victor, but I recall Tsonga winning the Moselle Open last month so he's got some indoor form.
 

Zardoz7/12

Professional
I can't believe Kyle Edmund chose to qualify for the tournament he won last year (his ranking was high enough for direct entry) then loses in the 1st round of Qualifying.

I voted for Tsonga.
 

D-Lite

Professional
I can't believe Kyle Edmund chose to qualify for the tournament he won last year (his ranking was high enough for direct entry) then loses in the 1st round of Qualifying.

I voted for Tsonga.
Chose to qualify for form reasons or because he entered too late?
 

Mainad

Bionic Poster
I can't believe Kyle Edmund chose to qualify for the tournament he won last year (his ranking was high enough for direct entry) then loses in the 1st round of Qualifying.
Another sign of the complete disarray his game is in these days. As of today, his place as #1 ranked British player is now held by Dan Evans. Let's hope he can work to get his game back on track without the pressure and spotlight of being British #1.
 

James P

G.O.A.T.
Goffin wins and he takes a microscopic 5 point race lead on Berrettini going into the Vienna/Basel double.
 

tennis4me

Hall of Fame
Murray won against Belgian WC Coppejans (#153) 6-4,7-6(4). Murray seems a long way from his pre-surgery form.
 

ScentOfDefeat

G.O.A.T.
That there's no one in this draw that could beat Murray before or after his surgery says a lot about the quality of the opposition.
 

yokied

Hall of Fame
Simon picked up a pretty tidy win over Darcis. He could annoy the crap out of everyone and go quite deep here. I'd love to see him slowly Muzzle the whiner.
 

Meles

Bionic Poster
A couple of notes (opinions...) from me:

- I'd choose Murray as the victor, but I'm not yet convinced of his form over 5 straight matches, but I could see him making the semis and playing Goffin.
- WCs went to Coppejans, Darcis (both Belgian) and Sinner (Italian) - I wonder why they chose to give the WC to Sinner and not their defending champion, Edmund? I appreciate his form is rather lacklustre but I think it's pretty harsh that the defending champ doesn't get a MD spot to actually try and defend. Maybe their mentality was that he needs more matches vs lesser opponents or if he will defend he will be in good enough form to get through qualifying too. Anyway, that's a management decision, but with Sinner being a 'NextGen' prospect, maybe they've had pressure on that part.
- I really don't know who is actually in form of the seeds, I found it really hard to choose a victor, but I recall Tsonga winning the Moselle Open last month so he's got some indoor form.
The answer on wildcards is Edmund simply does not deserve one due to his horrible play this year. Frankly he needs the qualifying matches. Sinner absolutely does and is more likely to up his level for the event given that a win here would propel him into Milan. Sinner is in perhaps the roughest section of the draw and faces Monfils next, but having just turned 18 he is an amazing prospect a year younger than FAA.:p
 

D-Lite

Professional
The answer on wildcards is Edmund simply does not deserve one due to his horrible play this year. Frankly he needs the qualifying matches. Sinner absolutely does and is more likely to up his level for the event given that a win here would propel him into Milan. Sinner is in perhaps the roughest section of the draw and faces Monfils next, but having just turned 18 he is an amazing prospect a year younger than FAA.:p
Who will get the WC in Milan? Surely it'll be Sinner this year anyway?
 

Meles

Bionic Poster
Who will get the WC in Milan? Surely it'll be Sinner this year anyway?
Oh no. They have a poorly advertised play in tournament which I'd love to see this year because they may have two 17 year old prospects in their top NextGen 8.o_O Its a backup for Sinner, but he'd still have to win 3 matches to play in Milan right before the main event starts.
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
What on earth kind of Roman corruption is going on here? Is this within the rules? Does this mean they'll have two Italians for sure? :eek:
No, only if someone gets injured.

If you subtract out Tsits, Sinner is #15 in the <22 rankings so it’s not a stretch to give him the WC in order to guarantee the most level playing field Milan has ever had.
 

Meles

Bionic Poster
No, only if someone gets injured.

If you subtract out Tsits, Sinner is #15 in the <22 rankings so it’s not a stretch to give him the WC in order to guarantee the most level playing field Milan has ever had.
I guess the rule is the Italian Tennis Federation gets one wildcard. This year they've selected their wildcard rather than the play in tournament.:unsure: Tsits was alternate in 2017, Mmoh and Humbert last year who also were next in the depth chart. So in 2019 they have wildcard event to select this alternate rather than doing what they did last year and what is done at WTF. Still pretty slick on their part.:mad: Two Italians may end up in the main draw.

Wow it does look impressive even with Tsits skipping.
 

The Green Mile

Bionic Poster
Simon gets a rare win over Jo on a Hard-court, previously 9-1 in favor of Jo. Definitely one of the worst performances from Jo against Simon that I've seen though, his 1st serve not delivering at all and the forehand was untidy most of the time. Not too long ago I watched Jo beat Gilles 6/3 6/3 back in 09 Cinci, Simon played better in that match lol... Still, a solid performance from 2019 Simon.

For someone who is usually so confident and sure minded when playing Simon, Jo looked quite frustrated and impatient in the exchanges. You could see and hear his monologues on changeover, venting to himself frequently. Jo, who usually defends his backhand corner so well and can out maneuver Simon with slice which in turn allows Jo to find forehands, didn't find a lot of success today.

Wawrinka up next, quite the QF. I was hoping for Lopez, too many grass encounters in the Lopez/Simon H2H for my liking :sneaky: Need to balance it out a bit ;)

Man, look at this BS. 5/8 meetings on the grass, pretty crazy.
2019London / Queen's Club
Great Britain
Outdoor GrassFFeliciano López62 674 762
2018Stuttgart
Germany
Outdoor GrassR16Feliciano López766 64
2017Stuttgart
Germany
Outdoor GrassR32Feliciano López63 63
2017ATP Masters 1000 Madrid
Spain
Outdoor ClayR32Feliciano López63 36 763
2014ATP Masters 1000 Shanghai
China
Outdoor HardSFGilles Simon62 761
2013Wimbledon
Great Britain
Outdoor GrassR128Feliciano López62 64 7611
2013Eastbourne
Great Britain
Outdoor GrassFFeliciano López762 675 60
2008Rotterdam
Netherlands
Indoor HardR32Gilles Simon63 64
 
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stringertom

Bionic Poster
Simon gets a rare win over Jo on a Hard-court, previously 9-1 in favor of Jo. Definitely one of the worst performances from Jo against Simon that I've seen though, his 1st serve not delivering at all and the forehand was untidy most of the time. Not too long ago I watched Jo beat Gilles 6/3 6/3 back in 09 Cinci, Simon played better in that match lol... Still, a solid performance from 2019 Simon.

For someone who is usually so confident and sure minded when playing Simon, Jo looked quite frustrated and impatient in the exchanges. You could see and hear his monologues on changeover, venting to himself frequently. Jo, who usually defends his backhand corner so well and can out maneuver Simon with slice which in turn allows Jo to find forehands, didn't find a lot of success today.

Wawrinka up next, quite the QF. I was hoping for Lopez, too many grass encounters in the Lopez/Simon H2H for my liking :sneaky: Need to balance it out a bit ;)
Stanimal was never broken in his 3-set tussle with FeLo, 6-7 6-4 7-6. Dominant on serve (won 79% of total service points), got the lone break and played a tidy TB FTW.

h2h is 5-3 Stanimal but 1-3 for Simon on HCs, all outdoor.
 

Meles

Bionic Poster
Monfils crushed by a cool and composed Sinner; Gael on verge of tears in 2nd set as his WTF prospects dwindle.:cry: Sinner may get another Italian into Milan (would give up wildcard if he qualifies directly), but probably needs to nearly win this event or at least get SE into event next week.
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
Goffin fails to defend home soil again, getting demolished by Ugo Humbert 3&1. Best result there is one SF in the inaugural European Open in 2016.

In fact, all previous champions and finalists have been eliminated (r/u: Schwartzman 2x, Monfils; champs: Gasquet, Tsonga and Edmund).
 

Mainad

Bionic Poster
Goffin fails to defend home soil again, getting demolished by Ugo Humbert 3&1. Best result there is one SF in the inaugural European Open in 2016.

In fact, all previous champions and finalists have been eliminated (r/u: Schwartzman 2x, Monfils; champs: Gasquet, Tsonga and Edmund).
What the heck was the matter with Goffin getting demolished like that by Humbert, at his home event and all??? :oops:

Won't have done his chances of getting to London any good at all!! :unsure:
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
What the heck was the matter with Goffin getting demolished like that by Humbert, at his home event and all??? :oops:

Won't have done his chances of getting to London any good at all!! :unsure:
Fognini got double breadsticks baked for him by Tipsy so they both wasted chances to close in on the most likely three-for-two race with Zverev, Berrettini and RBA the ones they are chasing.
 

Mainad

Bionic Poster
Fognini got double breadsticks baked for him by Tipsy so they both wasted chances to close in on the most likely three-for-two race with Zverev, Berrettini and RBA the ones they are chasing.
Evidently, 'ol Tipsy ain't done yet but what was the problem with Gael?
 
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