Author Topic: 2013 ATP Bet-at-home Open German Tennis Championships - Hamburg 15-21 July 2013  (Read 3493 times)

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Offline monstertruck

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Lol!!

Fed lost to a Q no one has heard of and not a peep about it on T4U?

Back to back titles for Fognini. Jerzy doesn't have a chance to get to WTF.


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I 'peeped' a little bit, but the silence is deafening. :rofl_2:
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Been busy. Saw the match that Roger lost. He was missing a lot and his opponent wasn't. Roger still should not have lost to someone ranked that low. Haas either! But it is what it is. This can't be good for his confidence. Hopefully he will do better this week in his country.


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So this is the future of tennis. Fognini vs Delbonis finals.  :ZZZZZ) :ZZZZZ) :ZZZZZ)
Then we will fight in the shade.

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So this is the future of tennis. Fognini vs Delbonis finals.  :ZZZZZ) :ZZZZZ) :ZZZZZ)
Delbonis played some decent tennis this week as did The Fog.  You no likey? :confused1:
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I couldn't watch, doesn't appear anyone did, but Fognini had to save 3 MPs against this guy. I still haven't seen him.


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Oh by the way, Fognini is now at a career high #19, up from #25.


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I couldn't watch, doesn't appear anyone did, but Fognini had to save 3 MPs against this guy. I still haven't seen him...

Delbonis is impressive, Babblelot. I knew little about him (he once gave Nadal a good battle) but watched the SF's & Final.  He played almost flawlessly in the SF, with Federer on the back foot.  Good defence, but plays a useful net game too, and likes to finish off points when he can. What impressed me in that match as he took his chances very well, Federer looking incompetent when he failed to capitalise any chances he had.
FD went on to play at a very high level until he lost focus in the 2nd set, having broken Fognini twice.
I look forward to watching his progress in Gstaad.

Fognini has been consistent of late, and his first title win in Stutgart no doubt added confidence going into Hamburg. He remained focused, playing very well to put pressure on FD to take back the breaks against him in the 2nd set, and winning it. From then on FF didn't look back, taking the last set 6-2.
His demeanour speaks volumes. He seems to be enjoying his time on court & is able to play free.
I'm pleased for him to to finally get some wins, and climb rankings.

Congratulations to both finalists. It was good to see FD playing so well and making it to the final, and FF taking his second ATP title.   
 
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Thanks GBY. Nice synopsis.

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I only watched highlights:
Fabio Fognini Vs Federico Delbonis ► Hamburg 2013 Final HIGHLIGHTS [HQ]


FF is pretty fun to watch, I don't really know how well he'll do on hardcourts but we'll see. FD is like Thomas Belluci Version 2013. Didn't watch any of his match with Federer, I can see how he can give Fed trouble but can't really justify Fed's loss.