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Doha Qatar ExxonMobil -- ATP--(12/28-1/6/2013)
« on: December 31, 2012, 12:56:31 PM »
Seeded players:

1. Ferrer, David
2. Gasquet, Richard
3. Kohlschreiber, Phillip
4. Youzhy, Mikhail
5. Chardy, Jeremy
6. Troicki, Viktor
7. Lopez, Feliciano
8. Andujar, Pablo

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Re: Doha Qatar ExxonMobil -- ATP--(12/28-1/6/2013)
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2013, 12:37:53 AM »
Isn't this too early for Doha and isn't this a subpar field? Anyone know why this was moved up in the calendar?

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Re: Doha Qatar ExxonMobil -- ATP--(12/28-1/6/2013)
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2013, 07:05:38 AM »
Brands is 5-0 up v Monfils atm

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Re: Doha Qatar ExxonMobil -- ATP--(12/28-1/6/2013)
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2013, 07:13:16 AM »
hi sid,

That was a surprising first set.

At thie time of year, it is interesting to see the new talent emerging.

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Re: Doha Qatar ExxonMobil -- ATP--(12/28-1/6/2013)
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2013, 07:17:06 AM »
Hi euroka Brands took first set 6-1 & i will be keeping an eye on him.But i do know Monfils has been out of the game,so how shape he is atm i'm not sure.

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Re: Re: Doha Qatar ExxonMobil -- ATP--(12/28-1/6/2013)
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2013, 08:14:15 AM »
Isn't this too early for Doha and isn't this a subpar field? Anyone know why this was moved up in the calendar?

Doha has always been week 1 I believe... And the weak field is due to Nadal's injury, Fed's energy saving, and others choosing Hopman Cup ;)
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Re: Doha Qatar ExxonMobil -- ATP--(12/28-1/6/2013)
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2013, 11:50:07 AM »
Looks like Davydenko is trying to get some 'magic' back.

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Re: Doha Qatar ExxonMobil -- ATP--(12/28-1/6/2013)
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2013, 04:40:07 PM »
Gasquet won the 300th match of his career as he goes through to the next round.  Well done to him, with thanks for his beautiful game. 

Tomorrow's schedule. 

http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2013/451/op.pdf
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Re: Doha Qatar ExxonMobil -- ATP--(12/28-1/6/2013)
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2013, 08:11:45 PM »
Gasquet won the 300th match of his career as he goes through to the next round.  Well done to him, with thanks for his beautiful game. 

Tomorrow's schedule. 

http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2013/451/op.pdf


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Re: Doha Qatar ExxonMobil -- ATP--(12/28-1/6/2013)
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2013, 09:24:53 AM »
I'm watching Gasquet / Brands. 3rd set.
And I'm reminded of Gasquet's exquiste game. What a privilege to see him play like this. Not just the shot making ( the back hand is just a peach of a shot) , but how he attacks and takes the game to the opponent.  He wins 7-6, 7-6 and is through to the final.
Brands did well to get to the SF, and is likely to climb up in rankings.   
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Re: Doha Qatar ExxonMobil -- ATP--(12/28-1/6/2013)
« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2013, 10:43:53 AM »
I'm watching Gasquet / Brands. 3rd set.
And I'm reminded of Gasquet's exquiste game. What a privilege to see him play like this. Not just the shot making ( the back hand is just a peach of a shot) , but how he attacks and takes the game to the opponent. He wins 7-6, 7-6 and is through to the final.
Brands did well to get to the SF, and is likely to climb up in rankings.

Really? I love the exquisite game, but what I can no longer tolerate is watching Gasquet retreat. I know he has the ability to attack, but in most cases, he's a coward. Must be dependent on the level of his competition. I can see him attacking versus Brands.
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Re: Doha Qatar ExxonMobil -- ATP--(12/28-1/6/2013)
« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2013, 12:59:14 PM »
Just caught up on Kolya's match vs Ferru.  :applause: :worthy:
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Re: Doha Qatar ExxonMobil -- ATP--(12/28-1/6/2013)
« Reply #12 on: January 04, 2013, 02:09:21 PM »
.......Really? I love the exquisite game, but what I can no longer tolerate is watching Gasquet retreat. I know he has the ability to attack, but in most cases, he's a coward. Must be dependent on the level of his competition. I can see him attacking versus Brands.
Alas, yes. The complete unravelling of his game under pressure has been disappointing over the years. But when he plays like he did today, what a joy.

So it ill be a Gasquet / Davydenko final.   RG is a favourite of mine so Iíll back him, but itís nice to see that ND is in a final again.

Kas / Kohlshreiber won the doubles title.

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Re: Doha Qatar ExxonMobil -- ATP--(12/28-1/6/2013)
« Reply #13 on: January 04, 2013, 03:15:47 PM »
Kolya level of play was amazing today! depth and accuracy of his shots where like in his best days.

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Re: Doha Qatar ExxonMobil -- ATP--(12/28-1/6/2013)
« Reply #14 on: January 04, 2013, 05:11:52 PM »
.......Really? I love the exquisite game, but what I can no longer tolerate is watching Gasquet retreat. I know he has the ability to attack, but in most cases, he's a coward. Must be dependent on the level of his competition. I can see him attacking versus Brands.
Alas, yes. The complete unravelling of his game under pressure has been disappointing over the years. But when he plays like he did today, what a joy.

So it ill be a Gasquet / Davydenko final.   RG is a favourite of mine so Iíll back him, but itís nice to see that ND is in a final again.

Kas / Kohlshreiber won the doubles title.

No doubt. I've seen him when he's sublime. It frustrates me when he surrenders court position.
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Re: Doha Qatar ExxonMobil -- ATP--(12/28-1/6/2013)
« Reply #15 on: January 06, 2013, 07:48:24 AM »
.......Really? I love the exquisite game, but what I can no longer tolerate is watching Gasquet retreat. I know he has the ability to attack, but in most cases, he's a coward. Must be dependent on the level of his competition. I can see him attacking versus Brands.

Alas, yes. The complete unravelling of his game under pressure has been disappointing over the years. But when he plays like he did today, what a joy.

So it ill be a Gasquet / Davydenko final.   RG is a favourite of mine so Iíll back him, but itís nice to see that ND is in a final again.

Kas / Kohlshreiber won the doubles title.


No doubt. I've seen him when he's sublime. It frustrates me when he surrenders court position.


Well, as far as this title was concerned, Gasquet did not revert to type!  I watched the first two sets, and he stood his ground in the 2nd, having lost the first.  Could this be the start of a more determined effort this year???  Anyway, congratulations to him!  Here's a clip of the match:

(HD 1080p) Nikolay Davydenko vs Richard Gasquet Rotterdam 2012 QF - HIGHLIGHTS
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Re: Doha Qatar ExxonMobil -- ATP--(12/28-1/6/2013)
« Reply #16 on: January 06, 2013, 10:34:56 AM »
Allez! :winner:

I really hope the kid has finally turned the corner. With all that talent, he should never be outside the Top 10.
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Re: Doha Qatar ExxonMobil -- ATP--(12/28-1/6/2013)
« Reply #17 on: January 06, 2013, 10:48:52 AM »
Allez! :winner:

I really hope the kid has finally turned the corner. With all that talent, he should never be outside the Top 10.

It seemed to me that Gasquet has finally got himself into good physical condition. You can't stay inside the top 10 and live a soft life. Davydenko was clearly tiring after he nearly won the second and must be feeling the effects of age.

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Re: Doha Qatar ExxonMobil -- ATP--(12/28-1/6/2013)
« Reply #18 on: January 07, 2013, 10:21:48 PM »
I'm watching the replay of Gasquet-Davydenko now and Gasquet is standing in Doha and Qatar.  :/
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