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Viva Italia------the thread for Italian pros on the circuit!
« on: January 27, 2013, 09:25:39 PM »
If you knew me from MTF you know my favorites are Italian players, specifically, Volandri, Bolelli, Starace, and Fognini. This thread is here to document their results, as well as the other Italians (Seppi, Cipolla, WTA Italians) on tour since there isn't a thread for any of them!

If you're a fan of the Italians then you're totally going to be at home here!  :))
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Re: Viva Italia------the thread for Italian pros on the circuit!
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2013, 09:33:45 PM »
Pippo defends finalist points in So Paulo coming up in a few weeks and will be removed from the top 100 if he doesn't win matches in Brazil or in Via  :mad1:


Hopefully he can manage some decent results during the Golden Swing. Simone, Flavio and Fabio will also be playing the Golden Swing, and Starace will be in qualies.


On the WTA side, Errani and Vinci won the doubles title in Australia  :gleam:  Neither did much in singles but they're an amazing doubles pair and consolidated their #1 rankings; the girls defeated the William sisters along the way as well. Great job for them to do it on hardcourt! Now hopefully the two can do well in Paris indoors this week, singles and doubles!
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Re: Viva Italia------the thread for Italian pros on the circuit!
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2013, 09:39:57 PM »
With Nadal playing Sao Pualo, that doesn't leave Pippo with much of a chance  :\
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Re: Viva Italia------the thread for Italian pros on the circuit!
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2013, 09:46:02 PM »
I don't expect a title, but a QF in both Chile and Brazil would be nice and he's capable of it. In fact a SF in Chile should be possible considering the draw is weak. He's also going to be in the MD of Argentina and Mexico and Acapulco is a 500 event, so he needs to try to win a match there.


If he can go something like 4-4 during the Golden Swing, that would be a good stepping stone for his challenger matches.
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Re: Viva Italia------the thread for Italian pros on the circuit!
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2013, 09:53:04 PM »
BTW, you proved me wrong about Pippo taking a set off of Simon!  :))
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Re: Viva Italia------the thread for Italian pros on the circuit!
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2013, 09:57:48 PM »
Well, Simon was injured. But Pippo did take a set like I said he could, and had a 40-15 lead for 6-4 3-0  :lmao:  And then everything went away. You were still right in that Pippo got more or less routined. Oh well, HC isn't his thing. I don't care about his results off clay or against players top 40 and lower, because I know he will 98/100 times lose.
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Re: Viva Italia------the thread for Italian pros on the circuit!
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2013, 09:59:56 PM »
Wow I had no idea he was leading! Did you see it live? What happened?


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Re: Viva Italia------the thread for Italian pros on the circuit!
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2013, 10:01:44 PM »
Yes, he was ahead the second set too. I started getting excited, but I knew when he was broken at *2-0 second set, it was over. I didn't bother watching it because I knew he wasn't going to win  :)) 


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Re: Viva Italia------the thread for Italian pros on the circuit!
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2013, 02:12:57 PM »

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Re: Viva Italia------the thread for Italian pros on the circuit!
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2013, 06:42:32 PM »
Fabio is dreamy  ://
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Re: Viva Italia------the thread for Italian pros on the circuit!
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2013, 06:48:52 PM »
The Italians are playing Croatia in Davis Cup, in Italy, in Turin, indoor clay. Seppi and Fognini will be playing singles, and Fabio and Simone will be playing doubles. Cilic and Dodig are the singles pair for Croatia.


This is a very winnable tie for the Italians, Andreas just beat Cilic in Australia, and Andreas is better on clay than outdoor HC. Fabio is better than Dodig is on clay and can definitely beat Cilic in singles if he plays correct. Simone and Fabio are the favorites in doubles given their resume.


This should be a win for the Italians here. I'll be very disappointed if they don't take the tie.
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