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Re: The Other British Men « Reply #2520 on: May 03, 2013, 11:32 AM »
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James Ward wins 0-6 7-6 6-0 v Petrovic.  Weird!

"It's not how you start a match, it's how you finish" (Andy Murray)

"Win the last point" (Lendl)
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Re: The Other British Men « Reply #2521 on: May 03, 2013, 12:06 PM »
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James Ward wins 0-6 7-6 6-0 v Petrovic.  Weird!

"It's not how you start a match, it's how you finish" (Andy Murray)

"Win the last point" (Lendl)

Wow that is a strange scoreline! Nice win.
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Re: The Other British Men « Reply #2522 on: May 03, 2013, 12:07 PM »
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What was the tie break score?
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Re: The Other British Men « Reply #2523 on: May 03, 2013, 12:47 PM »
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What was the tie break score?
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Re: The Other British Men « Reply #2524 on: May 03, 2013, 01:00 PM »
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7-5

Thanks. Woulda been funny if Ward had handed out a tie break bagel
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Re: The Other British Men « Reply #2525 on: May 03, 2013, 02:14 PM »
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Now to see how Oli Golding gets on in Italy Futures tournament. Came into it with a 1-5 W/L ratio since coming back from injury in March.

Currently 3-4 in QF v Matteo Trevisan ITA. No break points for either so far.

Later on plays doubles finals with Mylokostov v Ken & Neal Skupski.

Played 3 sets each of singles and doubles yesterday as well.

About time that training block with Andy in Miami paid off!

Edit - Trevisan won 6-4 6-3 - took the only two break points in the match (edit - Oli also had two break points, but didn't take them). He seems to be racing back up the rankings after being out for half of last year - was 1105 at the start of April, 675 now. Career high 267 in Oct 2010. At least it was a better week for Oli who was in danger of dropping out of top 500
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Re: The Other British Men « Reply #2526 on: May 03, 2013, 04:36 PM »
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Shame Oli couldn't pull off the win - would've picked up 8 points instead of 3. Still, good to get a couple of wins under his belt after a woeful 2013. Injury obviously hasn't helped matters but seems to be really struggling for the kind of form he showed in latter 2011 (beating Vesely for US Open title.. Vesely who is now on brink of top 150 and won a Challenger) and in 2012 winning two Futures. Seems quite upbeat on twitter, but I really hope he starts finding his form soon or else he risks following Broady in the long line of top British juniors who have seemed to have lost all their talent on the main tour - start promising, top of their age group.. lose form, lose confidence then never recover. Bit doom and gloom but really gutting where Golding and Broady are now considering they led their age groups at one point.

Crazy match for Ward. Some comeback. 1st, 3rd and top ranked (but unseeded) all go out, leaving Ward (who had to qualify) as the highest ranked player left in the draw. Yang will be an unpredictable match, real hot and cold player. Former junior #1.
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Re: The Other British Men « Reply #2527 on: May 04, 2013, 08:27 AM »
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Another win for James Ward this morning 6-4 5-7 6-2 v Yang.

In the final he'll play Marton Fucsovics  a 21 yr old from Hungary, ranked 383 .

Ward back to 216 in the rankings, (and into top 200 if he wins tomorrow) but I think too late for Qualifying at RG
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Re: The Other British Men « Reply #2528 on: May 04, 2013, 03:31 PM »
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Another win for James Ward this morning 6-4 5-7 6-2 v Yang.

In the final he'll play Marton Fucsovics  a 21 yr old from Hungary, ranked 383 .

Ward back to 216 in the rankings, (and into top 200 if he wins tomorrow) but I think too late for Qualifying at RG
Yep. He's been in top 250 (the cut off) for the last 3 months - drops outside for just a single week, and it just happens to be the week that the deadline is. So unfair on Ward.
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Re: The Other British Men « Reply #2529 on: May 04, 2013, 03:34 PM »
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Yep. He's been in top 250 (the cut off) for the last 3 months - drops outside for just a single week, and it just happens to be the week that the deadline is. So unfair on Ward.

Shame he got no points for DC.
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Re: The Other British Men « Reply #2530 on: May 04, 2013, 03:41 PM »
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Shame he got no points for DC.
Indeed. Seems unfair they get 45 points per win at WG level (65 for QFs - Rosol got 130 because they played in a really weak DC QF against two players outside the top 100) yet nothing for G1.

At Futures level Fitzpatrick claims his 2nd Futures title in Edinburgh. Hewitt made the SFs. Edmund is in Vero Beach SFs (later today).
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Re: The Other British Men « Reply #2531 on: May 04, 2013, 04:04 PM »
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That Edinburgh final sounds bizarre

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Edinburgh ctd: In a week of absolutely crazy comebacks by Brits, @Fitzmister won 12 of the last 13 games having lost 10 of the first 11! :-)

score was 1-6 6-4 6-1
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Re: The Other British Men « Reply #2532 on: May 05, 2013, 07:23 AM »
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Boo! Wardy finally beaten in a long close match. Only three breaks of serve, both won 101 points, but Fucsovics won the last one. Wardy had more break points, but couldn't convert.

Extraordinary last game about 13 minutes long, with Fucsovics serving for the match. Won 1st point, then three DFs, then several deuces, break points, a couple of match points, and a dramatic final point.

Fucsovics won 7-5 3-6 6-3

Couldn't quite hear Wardy's speech, but said he'd had 7 good matches this week.

They meet again in 1st round next week.

That win takes Marton Fucsovics up 132 places in the rankings, to 251!

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Re: The Other British Men « Reply #2533 on: May 05, 2013, 04:04 PM »
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Ward 1/13 on break points. That was the major difference between the two. Disappointing defeat but another good week.
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Re: The Other British Men « Reply #2534 on: May 07, 2013, 07:26 AM »
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Pleased to see that James Ward got the win this time v Fucsovics in 1st round of Kun-Ming Challenger. 3-6 7-5 6-3

Plays Di Wu next, who knocked out 3rd seed Dudi Sela 6-2 6-3
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