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Aljaz Bedene

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Along with James.
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Aljaz has just knocked out no. 1 seed, and wildcard entry, Gilles Simon of the Winston-Salem Open, 6-7 7-6 7-6 in just under 3 hours. clap
[ Last edit by Bevc August 27, 2015, 12:17 AM ] IP Logged
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Didn't the lad do well!!
Simon wouldn't have been as fresh as a daisy for Andy on the Davis Cup Sunday if he had had a workout with AlJaz on the Friday
Could the 'Back the Brits' fans not get up a petition to get him accepted for Davis Cup play? He's such a good little fighter and  might take some of the load off Andy's shoulders?
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Was a set and a break down too, and won that final set TB 8-6.

Cracking win! Shame he only gets 20 points to show for it due to the absurd 48-man draw for a 250.
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Must be his biggest win even if it only gains him 20 points.  I hope it hasn't taken too much out of him so that he folds in the next round.  I think I read somewhere his appeal is to be heard around now.  I hope he's successful. As you say it would take some of the pressure off Andy and given the rules changed after he moved to Britain and he only played dead rubbers in DC, I do think it's a bit unfair to ban him.  He seems like a very level headed, modest young man.
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http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/tennis/34059597

Aljaz Bedene shocks Gilles Simon in Winston-Salem Open
British number two Aljaz Bedene caused an upset by beating world number 11 Gilles Simon to reach the last 16 of the Winston-Salem Open.

Bedene, 26, survived two match points to overcome the top seed 6-7 (5-7) 7-6 (7-5) 7-6 (8-6).

He will face Simon's fellow Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert in the third round of the North Carolina tournament, which ends on Saturday.

"I haven't beaten someone in the top 10 yet, so this is my best win," he said.

"It was tough. Gilles is known as one of the toughest guys on the tour. Coming back after losing the first set, and having served for it, is never easy."

It was a third victory over a top-20 ranked opponent in 2015 for Slovenia-born world number 58 Bedene, who was granted British citizenship in March.

South African number two seed Kevin Anderson beat Mikhail Kukushkin 4-6 6-2 6-3 to progress, while France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga went through 5-7 6-4 6-1 against Denis Istomin.
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Congrats Bedene on a great top 20 win. I hope his application for DC is approved.
[ Last edit by Philip August 26, 2015, 03:32 PM ] IP Logged
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Looks like Aljaz has nothing in the tank today hug  Lost the first set 6-3 and is currently 5-0 down in the 2nd set.
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A petition wont help unfortunately, the ITF and DC board are stubborn so and so's

We do have one more appeal we can do, I think the LTA have launched it, but still no guarantee that Aljaz will be eligible to play DC for GB (which I think means he can't do Olympics either? as the entry for Olympics states you have to play DC)

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Looks like Aljaz has nothing in the tank today hug  Lost the first set 6-3 and is currently 5-0 down in the 2nd set.
so often that happens after a major scalp
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A shame that. Winning a long drawn out 3 sets match against a top player costs a lot of energy.

This reflects how much effort Andy put into getting into the SF at Cincinnati with only 3 days break after having won in Canada (3 hrs slugfest vs Djokovic). Andy is so fit nowaday coupled with a powerful Will.
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Aljaz's draw. Same quarter as Andy and Wardy.

Pretty tough for him with Gulbis in round 1, Simon in round 2. Gulbis mostly out of form this year though, and Aljaz recently beat Simon. So you never know!


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