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03-04-2013, 09:48 AM
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With Roger-Vasselin serving for the set at 5-4, Gulbis gets peevish with the result that he begins to play his best tennis, getting the break back and eventually taking the tie breaker, 7-3....and Gulbis easily cruises through the second set, 6-3, to take his third career title. Seeing as how he had to win three qualifying matches to get in the main draw of the tournament, this has been a long, but fruitful week. Ernests may be tired going into Indian Wells, but as he lost in the first round last year, he has no points to defend. Incidentally, this is one of the very few ATP tournament finals ever to be contested by players outside the top 100 rankings (Edouard, 105; Ernests, 109), though both men are safely inside now. Pleased as punch, I am.
LOL I came on here just see your comments on Ernests. I was not disappointed

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03-04-2013, 01:02 PM
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First 1000 of the season starts this week, Indian Wells!

Just a reminder of anyone who is already signed up or anyone that wants to play:

http://challenge.atpworldtour.com/

There is a group for HFBoards if you want to join.

Tournament starts Thursday and you will likely be able to start making your picks tomorrow night.

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Rafa and JMDP and Serena and Vika are playing an exhibition at MSG tonight, wanted to go, just couldn't find the time.

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03-06-2013, 06:14 AM
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First 1000 of the season starts this week, Indian Wells!

Just a reminder of anyone who is already signed up or anyone that wants to play:

http://challenge.atpworldtour.com/

There is a group for HFBoards if you want to join.

Tournament starts Thursday and you will likely be able to start making your picks tomorrow night.
Draw is out! You have until tomorrow afternoon to make your picks.

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Pospisil qualified. Two others in qualifiers: Levine is still playing and Dancevic plays soon. Could have 4 Canadians in the main draw!

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03-07-2013, 01:21 AM
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Draw is out! You have until tomorrow afternoon to make your picks.
Joined the group, and made my picks.

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03-07-2013, 06:18 AM
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Just made my picks!

Djokovic over Federer...

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03-07-2013, 02:52 PM
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By nature of facing each other in the quarterfinals, Roger and Rafa have the toughest draws, but with the top 16 such a good group of players, no one will have an easy time winning this tournament. Slow-ish surface and thin air likely means that the race will go to the most fit and the best prepared.

Quarters

Djokovic
Tsonga

Murray
Del Potro

Berdych
Simon

Nadal
Federer

Semis

Djokovic
Murray

Berdych
Federer

Final

Djokovic
Berdych

Champion

Djokovic

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03-07-2013, 06:33 PM
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Pospisil qualified. Two others in qualifiers: Levine is still playing and Dancevic plays soon. Could have 4 Canadians in the main draw!
Alas only Pospisil qualified, his first round match vs. Istomin will be starting soon.

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03-07-2013, 06:35 PM
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First 1000 of the season starts this week, Indian Wells!

Just a reminder of anyone who is already signed up or anyone that wants to play:

http://challenge.atpworldtour.com/

There is a group for HFBoards if you want to join.

Tournament starts Thursday and you will likely be able to start making your picks tomorrow night.
Missed making picks for Indian Wels, will have to make them for Miami.

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03-07-2013, 09:44 PM
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Love the setting of Indian Wells, just beautiful there.

Thought you would like this one Kihei.

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Gulbis fist-pumps, walks to his chair, thrilled he had won the set. Chair umpire announces that the score was only 40-0. #oops #bnppo13


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03-07-2013, 11:22 PM
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Thought you would like this one Kihei.
That's my boy. Looks like things turned out okay, though. That must be like his eleventh winning match in twelve days, counting qualifiers. Got to run out of gas pretty soon, I should think.

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03-08-2013, 01:08 AM
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That's my boy. Looks like things turned out okay, though. That must be like his eleventh winning match in twelve days, counting qualifiers. Got to run out of gas pretty soon, I should think.
Yea, I went against him in the first round just thinking about all the matches he has had to play the past two weeks. Good win for him taking out Lopez.

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03-08-2013, 10:50 AM
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Yea, I went against him in the first round just thinking about all the matches he has had to play the past two weeks. Good win for him taking out Lopez.
He was the #1 seed among qualifiers at Indian Wells, so with the points he will get for his win against Lopez, he has almost certainly seen his last qualification round for awhile. Very good news indeed.

If he has any gas left in the tank at all, Tipsarevic might be interesting as Janko has been in a slump lately (4 straight losses), and one would think that Ernests is the sort of player who just might get under Tipsarevic's skin.

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03-08-2013, 08:04 PM
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Tough first match-up for Sharapova but she blows away Schiavone 6-2 in the opening set. It looks cold in the desert.

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03-08-2013, 09:13 PM
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Tough first match-up for Sharapova but she blows away Schiavone 6-2 in the opening set. It looks cold in the desert.
Sad to see father time catch up to Schiavone, she was a treat to watch, especially at the French.

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03-08-2013, 10:23 PM
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Sanchez is uncompetitive against Radwanska, so we have another 6-2, 6-1 blow out on the women's side. To Agnieszka's credit, she is trying to add more aggression to her game. The jury is out until she plays someone on her own level, but I think she's got the right idea.

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03-09-2013, 03:10 PM
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Ferrer out! Wow.

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03-09-2013, 04:24 PM
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Ferrer out! Wow.
Not a good day to be a seeded player so far. Wawrinka is the only seed to advance in 5 matches so far.

Ferrer being the big one but Kohlschriber (21), Verdasco (29) and Youzhny (30) are also out.

And Bhupati/Nestor (3) lost to Lopez/Raonic. in doubles.

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Hewitt knocks out Isner. Good for him.

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So it looks like Llodra has to withdraw. Ranoic gets a walkover into the third round. He'll face the winner of Cilic/Ramos.

Edit: And for the fourth tournament in a row. Tipseravic loses his first match. This time Ernests Gulbis, 6-2 6-0.


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03-10-2013, 12:16 AM
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Edit: And for the fourth tournament in a row. Tipseravic loses his first match. This time Ernests Gulbis, 6-2 6-0.
Looks like Janko got discouraged early, and did one of his patented fades.

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03-10-2013, 09:39 AM
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Some big surprises so far! Maybe lucky for Raonic he gets a walkover in the second round.

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Some big surprises so far! Hopefully Raonic can avoid that today.
Do you know approximately when he will play today?

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