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Re: ATP - 500 Hamburg - 16-22 July 2012
« Reply #20 on: July 20, 2012, 07:54:20 AM »
Friday, 20 July

Singles - Quarterfinals

[1] Nicolas Almagro (ESP) d. [6] Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) 75 75
[3] Juan Monaco (ARG) d. Jeremy Chardy (FRA) 63 75
[4] Marin Cilic (CRO) d. Albert Ramos (ESP) v [4] Marin Cilic (CRO) 64 76(5)
[WC] Tommy Haas (GER) d. [7] Florian Mayer (GER) 61 64

Doubles - Quarterfinal
Jeremy Chardy (FRA) / Gilles Simon (FRA) d. [1] Mahesh Bhupathi (IND) / Rohan Bopanna (IND) 57 63 10-7
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Re: ATP - 500 Hamburg - 16-22 July 2012
« Reply #21 on: July 20, 2012, 09:03:23 AM »
What a match that was!!

Such a rarity seeing that quality tennis on clay. Kudos to Mayer also for amazing points, but Tommy was simply better!

Onto the semis woohoo
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Re: ATP - 500 Hamburg - 16-22 July 2012
« Reply #22 on: July 20, 2012, 01:13:06 PM »
Saturday, July 21, 2012 - Order Of Play

CENTRE COURT Start 11:45 am

[4] Jonathan Erlich (ISR) / Andy Ram (ISR) v David Marrero (ESP) / Fernando Verdasco (ESP)
Not Before 1:45 PM
[1] Nicolas Almagro (ESP) v [3] Juan Monaco (ARG)
[4] Marin Cilic (CRO) v [WC] Tommy Haas (GER)
Jeremy Chardy (FRA) / Gilles Simon (FRA) v [Alt] Rogerio Dutra Silva (BRA) / Daniel Muñoz-De La Nava (ESP)
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Re: ATP - 500 Hamburg - 16-22 July 2012
« Reply #23 on: July 20, 2012, 04:17:04 PM »
I'll try to watch the Cilic - Haas match. I like both their games. 

EDIT - Almagro lost in 3, so Monaco will face Cilic or Haas in the final. 
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Re: ATP - 500 Hamburg - 16-22 July 2012
« Reply #24 on: July 21, 2012, 11:24:08 AM »
Bravo Tommy

his game is such joy to watch and the way he handles these so called "the best tennis era ever" players is funny  :rofl_2:

now Haas has chance to win ATP 500 ,that some of top 10 players we have today can only dream about  :ZZZZZ)

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Re: ATP - 500 Hamburg - 16-22 July 2012
« Reply #25 on: July 21, 2012, 11:42:10 AM »
I only saw the last game of that match. :(

Took Tommy 5 match points but he got it done.
I just love the variety in his game and that 1HBH is just dynamite!
On to the final against Monaco who's playing some good tennis as well.

Luggy must have passed out from excitement after this match! :))
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Re: ATP - 500 Hamburg - 16-22 July 2012
« Reply #26 on: July 21, 2012, 12:31:24 PM »
Hehe MT  :))

Tommy has been on fire for the past weeks. Always seems to have bad start where he lose his serve.
Starts yelling at himself, and then complete turnaround  :)~  Really exciting times, phenomenal tennis!
I'm super happy for him, now onto the final which will be difficult one.

Monaco, in my mind weaponless player, one of those players whose game I really don't like.
Having said that, Tommy still can win if he continues to play like this, and not to get very nervous on long rallies.

Auf Geht's Tommy! You can do eeeet.
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Re: ATP - 500 Hamburg - 16-22 July 2012
« Reply #27 on: July 21, 2012, 12:45:51 PM »
Saturday, 21 July

Singles - Semifinals

[3] Juan Monaco (ARG) d. [1] Nicolas Almagro (ESP) 36 63 64
[WC] Tommy Haas (GER) d. [4] Marin Cilic (CRO) 76(7) 60

Doubles - Semifinals
David Marrero (ESP) / Fernando Verdasco (ESP) d. [4] Jonathan Erlich (ISR) / Andy Ram (ISR) 67(0) 64 14-12
[Alt] Rogerio Dutra Silva (BRA) / Daniel Muñoz-De La Nava (ESP) d. Jeremy Chardy (FRA) / Gilles Simon (FRA) 60 62
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Re: ATP - 500 Hamburg - 16-22 July 2012
« Reply #28 on: July 21, 2012, 12:52:07 PM »
Monaco not to be taken lightly by a resurgent Haas.
JM is a tough, veteran competitor, Tommy best be on his toes for this one.

Auf Gehts Tommy! :))
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Re: ATP - 500 Hamburg - 16-22 July 2012
« Reply #29 on: July 21, 2012, 12:54:38 PM »
Sunday, July 22, 2012 - Order Of Play

CENTRE COURT Start 11:45 am

[Alt] Rogerio Dutra Silva (BRA) / Daniel Munoz-De La Nava (ESP) v David Marrero (ESP) / Fernando Verdasco (ESP)
Not Before 2:00 PM
[3] Juan Monaco (ARG) v [WC] Tommy Haas (GER)

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Re: ATP - 500 Hamburg - 16-22 July 2012
« Reply #30 on: July 21, 2012, 01:26:20 PM »
Looks like 'Nando is sharpening up his dubs skills in preparation for the Olympics.  Lopez gets the nod as replacement for Nadal.
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Re: ATP - 500 Hamburg - 16-22 July 2012
« Reply #31 on: July 22, 2012, 04:05:27 AM »
Good luck Tommy!
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Re: ATP - 500 Hamburg - 16-22 July 2012
« Reply #32 on: July 22, 2012, 08:02:35 AM »
It's good to see Haas having fun out there again, getting through to the final.  I hope he can take this title too, after his excellent performance at Halle.

EDIT  -  Well JM is running TH around at will. He just broke TH  - I think this is it & he'll take the title. Very well played by him.    Hang on, TH broke back & it's 4-4 in the second set!!  And now TH about to get broken again. Superb passing shot down the line by JM! And he broke, to go up 5-4 & now serving for the match.   

And he did it 7-5, 6-4.  I'm sorry TH lost, but JM played very well & didn't let up, despite TH being on home soil & the crowd favourite.

Interesting to note that JM is the second South American to win a title this weekend.     
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Re: ATP - 500 Hamburg - 16-22 July 2012
« Reply #33 on: July 22, 2012, 09:53:58 AM »
gratz to Monaco...

Well if Tommy played like he did prior to the final, he would have prolly won it. Sooo many errors, especially on crucial points.
After all Monaco is clay courter, and he knew what he needed to do vs Tommy.

Still awesome week for Tommy, would have been better if could snatch this title, but mehh I'm looking forward to HC season now ;-)
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Re: ATP - 500 Hamburg - 16-22 July 2012
« Reply #34 on: July 22, 2012, 01:27:41 PM »
Sunday, 22 July

Singles - Final

[3] Juan Monaco (ARG) d. [WC] Tommy Haas (GER) 75 64

Doubles - Final
David Marrero (ESP) / Fernando Verdasco (ESP) d. [Alt] Rogerio Dutra Silva (BRA) / Daniel Munoz-De La Nava (ESP) 64 63
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Re: ATP - 500 Hamburg - 16-22 July 2012
« Reply #35 on: July 22, 2012, 01:29:10 PM »
MARRERO/VERDASCO CAPTURE FOURTH TITLE



Spaniards David Marrero and Fernando Verdasco captured their fourth ATP World Tour title of the season on Sunday as they defeated Rogerio Dutra Silva and Daniel Munoz-De La Nava 6-4, 6-3 in the final of the bet-at-home Open - German Tennis Championships 2012 in Hamburg.

Marrero and Verdasco broke serve five times from seven opportunities as they won 50 per cent of their return points to clinch victory in 74 minutes. They received 500 ATP World Tour ranking points and €63,980 in prize money to boost their bid of qualifying for the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals; coming into the week they were 11th in the ATP Doubles Team Rankings Race To London.

"I'm very happy, of course," said Verdasco. "It's our second [ATP World Tour] 500 title of the year and it will help us to be close to the Top 8 for the chance to be in London at the end of the year. It's a very important victory for us."

"I'm so happy for this week, last week, for the year," said Marrero, who also won the Hamburg title in 2010 with Marc Lopez. "It's a pleasure to play with Fernando, who plays unbelievable singles and unbelievable doubles. I hope that we can continue like this and can play the Masters in London this year."

The Spanish duo have won all four of their titles on clay, with victories at the Copa Claro in Buenos Aires (d. Mertinak/Sa), the Abierto Mexicano Telcel in Acapulco (d. Granollers/Lopez) and at last week’s ATP Vegeta Croatia Open Umag (d. Granollers/Lopez).

"I think we played well the whole week, but every one was a tough match," said Verdasco. "We knew that it was going to be a tough final. We are playing very well, with confidence, and I think that was the key to why we won three matches in super tie-breaks before this one. Today we played a little bit more loose and closed out the match earlier."

The 28-year-old Verdasco won his fifth ATP World Tour doubles title from seven finals, while the 32-year-old Marraro lifted his sixth trophy in his 11th final.

The Brazilian/Spanish pairing of Dutra Silva and Munoz-De La Nava were alternates into the draw and were both playing in their first ATP World Tour final.

"I would like to say congratulations to my friends, they played a really good match," said Munoz-De La Nava. "They have played so well this year; they won four titles. For us, this week was very special as alternates. From the beginning we were out, now we are in the final. It's a privilege to be in the final of this big tournament."
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Re: ATP - 500 Hamburg - 16-22 July 2012
« Reply #36 on: July 22, 2012, 01:30:57 PM »
MONACO TO CRACK TOP 10 WITH HAMBURG TRIUMPH



Argentina’s Juan Monaco will break the Top 10 on Monday after winning his third ATP World Tour title of the season on Sunday with a 7-5, 6-4 victory over home favourite Tommy Haas in the final of the bet-at-home Open - German Tennis Championships 2012 in Hamburg.

Monaco will join fellow Tandil native Juan Martin del Potro in the elite Top 10 after earning 500 South African Airways ATP Rankings points. It is his first victory at an ATP World Tour 500 tournament. Runner-up Haas received 300 ranking points and €97,635 after suffering his first defeat in an ATP World Tour final since 2002.

"It's amazing [to break the Top 10], it's a dream come true," declared Monaco. "I will always remember this great week because it's very important for me and my team. It was a big goal we had pre-season when we were practising very hard."

The 28-year-old Monaco has compiled a 31-10 match record in 2012, with 24 of those wins coming on clay. He won two titles earlier in the season at the VTR Open in Vina del Mar (d. Berlocq) and the US Men's Clay Court Championship in Houston (d. Isner) and reached the final at last week’s MercedesCup in Stuttgart (l. to Tipsarevic).

In his fifth meeting with Haas, Monaco improved to a 4-1 lead in their FedEx ATP Head2Head series as he clinched victory in two hours. The third seed lost serve three times, but countered by breaking Haas five times from nine opportunities. He is the first Argentine to win the Hamburg title since Guillermo Coria in 2003 (d. Calleri).

"I can't complain about the way I played today," said Monaco. "I was 4-1 down in the first set, but I never gave up. I was fighting every point, very focussed and very motivated to win this tournament. I think it was very important to win the first set. In the last two games of the match I think I played very well."

Monaco improved to a 6-9 mark in ATP World Tour finals. He won his first three titles in 2007, before ending a seven-match losing run in finals by triumphing in Vina del Mar in February. All six of his titles have come on clay. He now travels to London to represent Argentina in the Olympic Games, to be held on grass at Wimbledon.

"To change the courts is not going to be easy for me, but I have five days for practice to be with the guys there," said Monaco. "So, let’s see how it goes. This tournament will bring me big confidence and I’m feeling great, no injuries. So, I will try my best in London."

The 34-year-old Haas was bidding to win his second ATP World Tour title on home soil this season. Last month, the German topped Roger Federer in the final of the Gerry Weber Open to win his first trophy in three years.

The Hamburg native has mounted a resurgence in the South African Airways ATP Rankings this year, having started outside the Top 200 following hip and elbow surgery in 2010. Having started the week at World No. 49, he is projected to climb to around No. 35 on Monday.

"He played a tremendous match," said Haas. "All credit to him. He performed really well, especially when it came down to the big points. I tried to play my best; I thought I played really well throughout the match. Having the crowd support really lifted me to another gear, but it just wasn't enough today.

"I really didn't know if I was going to be able to get this feeling one more time, especially here in Hamburg. To have experienced another week like this with getting to the final is obviously another dream week for me."
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Re: ATP - 500 Hamburg - 16-22 July 2012
« Reply #37 on: July 26, 2012, 02:35:27 AM »
Look at Haas performance, I hope he can finish top 20 end of this year. His backhand is one of the best in men game.