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ABN AMRO WORLD TENNIS TOURNAMENT - ROTTERDAM      -   ATP 500.

11-17 February 2013

Link to the site : 

http://www.abnamrowtt.com/?__utma=217665734.1533669279.1358271352.1358271352.1358271352.1&__utmb=217665734.1.10.1358271352&__utmc=217665734&__utmx=-&__utmz=217665734.1358271352.1.1.utmcsr=(direct)|utmccn=(direct)|utmcmd=(none)&__utmv=-&__utmk=157643513


The Singles Draw:        http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2013/407/mds.pdf

Players include:

Federer                                     Nieminen
Del Potro                                  Davydenko
Tsonga                                     Goffin
Gasquet                                    Paire
Simon                                       Dimitrov
Seppi                                        Mathieu
Youzhny                                    Tomic
Janowicz                                   Llodra
Mayer                                       Haase
Klizan                                       Hanescu 
Granollers                                 Zemlja
Benneteau                                Sijsling
Baghdatis                                 Monfils
Troicki                                      De Bakker


The Doubles Draw:       http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2013/407/mdd.pdf

ORDER OF PLAY MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11

Afternoon session
Start at 11.00


Martin KLIZAN (SVK) vs Paul-Henri MATHIEU (FRA)

Not before 12.30 pm
Daniel BRANDS (GER) vs Giles SIMON (FRA) [5]

Not before 1.30 pm
Bernard TOMIC (AUS) vs Grigor DIMITROV (BUL)

Followed by
Robert LINDSTEDT (SWE) / Nenad ZIMONJIC (SRB) [3] vs Eric BUTORAC (USA) / Paul HANLEY (AUS)

Evening session
Not before 19.30 pm

Jo-Wilfried TSONGA (FRA) [3] vs [WC] Igor SIJSLING (NED)

Followed by
Florian MAYER (GER) [8] vs Nikolay DAVYDENKO (RUS)



I hope I can catch the Tomic / Dimitrov match tomorrow, as this one seems a potentially interesting one.


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Re: ABN AMRO WORLD TENNIS TOURNAMENT - ROTTERDAM
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2013, 04:43:00 PM »
Solid entries in this tournament.
 
So many have waited to see Fed, DelPo, Tsonga and others again.  :king:
 
Oh and "How Many Times" will be playing too.  :dunno:
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Re: ABN AMRO WORLD TENNIS TOURNAMENT - ROTTERDAM
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2013, 09:01:28 PM »
Just noticed Gulbis is taking a vacation in the area and will be playing.  :rofl_2: 
 
Federer arrives:  :king:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqJTiBWkvmE&list=UUSxc2lL6CMffvWm7pqOXC_w&index=1
 
Singles draw:
http://www.abnamrowtt.com/program/single-draw
 
or here:
http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2013/407/mds.pdf

 
 
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Re: ABN AMRO WORLD TENNIS TOURNAMENT - ROTTERDAM
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2013, 08:28:47 AM »
Dimitrov-Tomic starts!!!!!!!! :gleam:

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Re: ABN AMRO WORLD TENNIS TOURNAMENT - ROTTERDAM
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2013, 09:35:32 AM »
Dimitrov took the first set 6-3, and I'm just logging on to see how its going in the second set. And he's just lost the 2nd set 3-6.  So we ought to have a fight in the 3rd set.  Let's see.

Edit:  GD wins it 6-3 in the final set. Some beautiful tennis from him -  I love that single handed back hand of his / his attacking game. He serves well too.  BT plays well, but there were too many errors under pressure, & he was simply outplayed.


I see that Janowicz is out already, to Hanescu in straight sets.   And Klizan is through, beating Mathieu. 
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Re: ATP/ABN AMRO WORLD TENNIS TOURNAMENT - ROTTERDAM 500, 2/9/-2/17/2013
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2013, 12:54:27 PM »
GOATomic is out  :tease: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:. Alex is happy. Great win for Dimitrov.

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Re: ATP/ABN AMRO WORLD TENNIS TOURNAMENT - ROTTERDAM 500, 2/9/-2/17/2013
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2013, 03:29:36 PM »
wow, Tsonga lost in R1. didn't see the match. just wow.

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Re: ATP/ABN AMRO WORLD TENNIS TOURNAMENT - ROTTERDAM 500, 2/9/-2/17/2013
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2013, 04:53:38 PM »
wow, Tsonga lost in R1. didn't see the match. just wow.

I'm trying to find a link, Alex, as I'd like to see it too.  But what a story for the wild card Sijsling to win in his home tournament.  As you say,  wow!

But as you like the Goat, Tomic so much, here's a link to highlights of that!!  :)

Dimitrov vs Tomic Highlights 2013 Rotterdam
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Re: ATP/ABN AMRO WORLD TENNIS TOURNAMENT - ROTTERDAM 500, 2/9/-2/17/2013
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2013, 04:59:18 PM »
Plenty of surprises day one. Simon only one of four seeded players to advance, and Tomic was also favourite to proceed further. As was Granollers against an opponent who took his first ATP tour win.

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Re: ATP/ABN AMRO WORLD TENNIS TOURNAMENT - ROTTERDAM 500, 2/9/-2/17/2013
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2013, 05:18:05 PM »
Some potentially interesting matches tomorrow.  I'm particularly looking forward to the Monfils /Del Potro & Neiminen / Goffin matches.     

Schedule for 12th February:

Afternoon session
Matches at 11.00 am

Marcel GRANOLLERS (ESP) / Marc LOPEZ (ESP) [1] vs Rohan BOPANNA (IND) / Rajeev RAM (USA)

Not before 12.30 pm
Mikhail YOUZHNY (RUS) vs [WC] Thiemo DE BAKKER (NED)

Not before 1.30 pm
[Q] Ernests GULBIS (LAT) vs Robin HAASE (NED)

Not before 3.30 pm 
Julian KNOWLE (AUT) / Filip POLASEK (SVK) vs Marcos BAGHDATIS (CYP) / Grigor DIMITROV (BUL)

Eveningsession
Start at 7.30 pm

[WC] Gael MONFILS (FRA) vs Juan Martin DEL POTRO (ARG) [2]

Followed by:
Jarkko NIEMINEN (FIN) vs David GOFFIN (BEL)
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Re: ATP/ABN AMRO WORLD TENNIS TOURNAMENT - ROTTERDAM 500, 2/9/-2/17/2013
« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2013, 07:03:51 PM »
gawd, thanks for posting the highlights  :thumbs-up:. I actually expected Tomic to win this as Dimitrov's form lately has been questionable. anyway, happy that Grisha is through. He is playing Davydenko next and that should a very interesting match.

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Re: ATP/ABN AMRO WORLD TENNIS TOURNAMENT - ROTTERDAM 500, 2/9/-2/17/2013
« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2013, 08:24:35 PM »
Nice to see Dimitrov get a big win!
Then we will fight in the shade.

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Re: ATP/ABN AMRO WORLD TENNIS TOURNAMENT - ROTTERDAM 500, 2/9/-2/17/2013
« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2013, 10:20:32 PM »
Jo Wilfried Tsonga you mug!!!  ;>) :cursing:

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Re: ATP/ABN AMRO WORLD TENNIS TOURNAMENT - ROTTERDAM 500, 2/9/-2/17/2013
« Reply #13 on: February 12, 2013, 04:57:30 AM »
Nice to see Dimitrov get a big win!
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Re: ATP/ABN AMRO WORLD TENNIS TOURNAMENT - ROTTERDAM 500, 2/9/-2/17/2013
« Reply #14 on: February 12, 2013, 05:20:48 AM »
Nice to see Dimitrov get a big win!
BIG ???? :upside down:
Med, of course it's BIG. don't you know that Bernie is the ultimate GOAT and the best every at everything ...  :shakey:  :whistle:

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Re: ATP/ABN AMRO WORLD TENNIS TOURNAMENT - ROTTERDAM 500, 2/9/-2/17/2013
« Reply #15 on: February 12, 2013, 06:12:04 AM »
gawd, thanks for posting the highlights  :thumbs-up:. I actually expected Tomic to win this as Dimitrov's form lately has been questionable. anyway, happy that Grisha is through. He is playing Davydenko next and that should a very interesting match.

Alex, I thought BT would win it too, looking at the draw.I hope Dimitrov can settle down. I'm not bothered about GS's etc, but I'd like to see him playing well consistently at this level as a start. He has such a beautiful game.  I like Tomic's game too, but he seemed too passive at times in that match & made too many errors. 

Fedfanforever -  If you mean this was a big win for Dimitrov because these two are rivals, then I agree.  BT had GD on the ropes during much of the second set, & was up 5-2. GD remained focused & pulled back the momentum in the 3rd set, and effectively dictated terms.   

Here are highlights of the 3rd set in the Tsonga / Sijsling match.  Sijsling looked confident, playing an attacking game. He handled Tsonga well. I hadn't noticed before, but he can serve well & uses both his backhand & forehand incisively.  Putting pressure on Tsonga to break him to take the win was a great effort.  No doubt the home support helped, but he seemed inspired to go for it, and did.   Tsonga made some superb shots, but a few too many errors.  I'm sorry to see him go out so soon as he brings good energy to the court, but on this occasion, it is hats off to Sijsling.

 
Tsonga Vs Sijsling ABN Amro World Tennis 2013 R1 3rd Set 4-6 Highlights
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Re: ATP/ABN AMRO WORLD TENNIS TOURNAMENT - ROTTERDAM 500, 2/9/-2/17/2013
« Reply #16 on: February 12, 2013, 08:56:15 AM »
Gulbis is looking pretty good.
Unfulfilled talent greater than all the top young guns together, if only he'd get the fire under his arse.
 
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Re: ATP/ABN AMRO WORLD TENNIS TOURNAMENT - ROTTERDAM 500, 2/9/-2/17/2013
« Reply #17 on: February 12, 2013, 12:35:00 PM »
Del Potro Monfils  :king: .
 
All the excitement here is too much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  :rofl_2:

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Re: ATP/ABN AMRO WORLD TENNIS TOURNAMENT - ROTTERDAM 500, 2/9/-2/17/2013
« Reply #18 on: February 12, 2013, 06:39:00 PM »
and Goffn managed to lose 6:0 6:0 to a good old Nieminen in R1  :yikes: (and no, Goffin wasn't injured or anything). these 'talented' youngsters  :insane:

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Re: ATP/ABN AMRO WORLD TENNIS TOURNAMENT - ROTTERDAM 500, 2/9/-2/17/2013
« Reply #19 on: February 12, 2013, 09:38:49 PM »
I'm waiting for tomorrow's match.  Now I need to calculate the time difference so I can make sure I don't miss Roger's match!  It will be great for me to see him in action again! :))