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ATP/WTA Tour - The Other Players

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Nice comeback from Stan to win in 3 sets - saved 3 breakpoints when serving for the match as well. Ramos plays so far behind the baseline - Stan used the dropshot well against him today.
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I saw the match yesterday - Ferrer was in control up to 6-4, 4-2, lost his focus, but then played better again in the third. With him only playing two matches in over a month, I think he's just a bit rusty. Mentally he was a lot better than in Barcelona. Roger-Vasselin played well though - Andy was impressive in their match, just a shame he had to face Stan in the next round.

I don't think Ferrer's recent performances are due to age-related decline as such but more to do with tiredness. He played more matches than anyone in 2012 and has had a packed schedule so far this year. Perhaps missing Monte Carlo and losing early in Barcelona might help him in the long run.
His scheduling is really quite abysmal. He really can't afford to grind out a dozen 250 events, especially at his age, if he wants to stay fresh for the bigger tournaments.

Gastao Elias will break the top 100 soon. Another one to keep an eye on. Into QFs in Oeiras.
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His scheduling is really quite abysmal. He really can't afford to grind out a dozen 250 events, especially at his age, if he wants to stay fresh for the bigger tournaments.

Gastao Elias will break the top 100 soon. Another one to keep an eye on. Into QFs in Oeiras.

Vultures gonna vulture.
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His scheduling is really quite abysmal. He really can't afford to grind out a dozen 250 events, especially at his age, if he wants to stay fresh for the bigger tournaments.

Gastao Elias will break the top 100 soon. Another one to keep an eye on. Into QFs in Oeiras.

Yep it's not good - he still schedules like a player outside the top 8 even though he usually goes deep into the Masters and slams. I think he's a player who needs to play a lot of matches to feel confident but he could still cut down his number of tournaments a bit. He'll probably have to eventually if he wants to stay fit.

Impressive win by Elias today - I'm looking forward to seeing how he does against Wawrinka tomorrow and also Carreno-Busta against Fognini.
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GOOD NEWS FOR SKY VIEWERS -

http://www.sportspromedia.com/news/sky_sports_cements_position_as_home_of_mens_tennis/
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 yay
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^^^That's great news. So Sky will be the main tennis broadcaster right up to the end stages of Andy's career. Smile
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Shame I can't afford Sky Sports... Well, not really. Not a big fan of their coverage.

I plan to get a motorized dish and a card sharing box, so I can view Eurosport europe and watch the USO on there and the Tennis on Jazeera sports channel.
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Delpo's withdrawn from Madrid. He's only just returned to practice after recovering from the virus that kept him out of the Portugal Open so it's not surprising that he's withdrawn. Shame though. Frown

Even without playing, he could move up to number 6 in the world after Madrid - Berdych's defending finalist points so will need to reach the SF to stay ahead.
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DelPo out of Madrid with virus.
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Oops, sorry Katie.
Our posts crossed each others. Smile
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Oops, sorry Katie.
Our posts crossed each others. Smile

No worries Linda. Smile

Delpo's withdrawal also means that David Goffin is into the main draw.
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Carreno-Busta (228) v Fognini (25)  3-6 6-4 1-3, Busta to serve

....and now he leads 4-3....
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And Carreno-Busta wins 3-6 6-4 6-4. Wow!

Plays Stan next.
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DelPo out of Madrid with virus.
Shame.  I like Delpo.  He pulled out of the Portugal Open for that reason and I had hoped he might have recovered by now.  Hope it isn't anything serious. Frown



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