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    Quote Originally Posted by SirBloody Idiot View Post
    Davis produced a few moments of excitement for the modest crowd which included an exceptional diving volley at the net which earned him a service game and also a stint with the physio following his less than graceful crash into the turf.
    This sounds very much akin to some of my shameless showboating in the field at indoor cricket.
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    Doha; Chennai; Brisbane (R16) - Jan 5-11 Season I

    Qatar ExxonMobil Open
    Round of 16 - Doha

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    Draw - Bottom Half

    Young CWLand prospect Jefferson Drake was taught a tennis lesson by world number four Daniel Pćez Blanco in a quick and relatively painless straight sets loss in the round of sixteen at Doha. Fresh off a heartening victory over Jefferson Quezada, Drake looked out of his depth early and was smashed in the first set - failing to win a game. After taking some time between sets to try and calm himself, Drake came out with some fire in his belly in the second set to hold serve and then somehow break the serve of Blanco to go ahead 2-0. But showing the class that got him to number four in the world, Blanco rallied to claim the last six games and dispatch Drake 6-0 6-2 in just 54 minutes. Blanco's win sets up a quarter-final clash with sixth-seeded Spaniard Sergio Joaquin who came from a set down to defeat lucky loser Ion Andueza 6(5)-7 6-1 6-1.

    In an unlikely result, the quarter finals will be contested between seven of the eight seeded players as they exhibited form worthy of receiving a seeding. The only seed to fall was eighth seed Croat Miroslav Brdar who was defeated in straight sets by veteran Russian Vladimir Gryzlov. At age 37, Gryzlov still possesses fitness greater than many of his younger opponents (he was an athlete in the former USSR) and made light work of Brdar to set up a quarter-final showdown with fellow Russian Dmitry Orlov with a 7-5 6-4 victory.

    Seeds Out: 8-Miroslav Brdar (CRO).

    Chennai Open
    Round of 16 - Chennai

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    Draw - Top Half
    Draw - Bottom Half

    Despite putting up a real fight in the first set, Rob Bowenburg suffered a similar disappointment to that of countryman Jefferson Drake as he crashed out in straight sets to seventh seeded Cypriot Takis Georgilas. Despite taking the first set to a tiebreaker, Bowenburg didn't quite look on the same page as his more experienced opponent and many in attendance would have felt Georgilas could finish the match quickly if he found some form. With the scores locked at 2-2 in the breaker, Georgilas found that form as he won the next five points to take the set and put Bowenburg firmly on the back foot. The Cypriot was a different player in the second set at "The Lob" was caught by surprise by Georgilas' quite brilliant array of shots. He had no answer as Georgilas began to build up a rhythm and finished the match quickly - 7-6(2) 6-0. Georgilas now meets fourth seed Juan Moreno in the quarter-finals.

    It seems difficult to see top seed Rick Henson missing out on the final after his path was cleared of any seeds with countryman Dwayne Murdoch and Holland's Maarten Berg falling victim to surprise defeats. After Henson made light work of wildcard Ashim Kumar, Murdoch was trounced by qualifier Henry Charles as the Brit took the initiative to work Murdoch off the court. It wasn't a great day for the American as he received a code violation for breaking his racquet before bowing out soundlessly 6-2 6-1. Berg awaited a similar fate at the hands of China's Wang Li as he suffered a disappointing loss. Berg fought hard to take the first set by breaking serve in the final game, but service games remained steady for the remainer of the match as each were broken just once (both in the second set) to send the final two sets to tiebreakers. Whilst Wang easily won the first breaker, he was made the work in the decider and eventually prevailed - setting up a quarter-final clash with Haiku Morkel following a 5-7 7-6(4) 7-6(9) victory.

    Seeds Out: 3-Maarten Berg (NED); 5-Carlos Machado (BRA); 6-Dwayne Murdoch (USA).

    Brisbane International
    Round of 16 - Brisbane

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    Draw - Bottom Half

    The final remaining CWLand player in the Brisbane International draw, Jamee Hancianu, saw his promising run nipped in the bud by world number 20 David Champion in straight sets. Hancianu would be forgiven for feeling a bit sheepish following the first set as he swaggered onto the court only to be destroyed by Champion's power hitting. Hancianu seemed to have abandoned the tactics which had won him his first round match against David Jones as he resorted to attempt a serve-and-volley game only to be caught woefully short. A self-confessed "clay courter", Hancianu adopted the grinding style that had made his Brisbane International a success to stay much closer with Champion in the second set and force it to a tiebreaker. But Champion edged past his younger opponent in the breaker to claim the match 6-1 7-6(6) and set up a quarter-final showdown with Bahamas qualifier Morton Blundell.

    It was a good day for the 25-year old for Bahamas as he advanced to the quarter-finals on the back of an impressive upset over local eighth seed Pat Hewitt. The crowd began to warm to Blundell's showmanship as his power hitting left Hewitt wondering just how he could perform an escape following a first set loss. Hewitt tried to fight his way back into the match, but the West Indian had too much power and agility for the Australian brickie - prevailing in a straight-sets 6-4 7-5 victory.

    Seeds Out: 8-Pat Hewitt (AUS).
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    This is looking absurdly good right now, as Smith said, has potential to be massive. Hope all the participants will give the support to SBI and help out where need be to see this reach the levels it can. Have a feeling it may need more than a single thread though.

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    Deffo. Should have its own sub-forum, I reckon.

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    Yeah would be good to have a sub-forum.

    Ideally, you'd like threads for:
    Quick Link to Results
    Rankings and Winnings
    Results for Each Tournament


    In other news, dissapointing to get smashed but he was the World #4 after all.

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    Doha; Chennai; Brisbane (QFs) - Jan 5-11 Season I

    Probably best to wait for me to get through at least one slam so I have enough stuff I can put up something more than just results. At the moment there are like 30 people with ranking points.

    Qatar ExxonMobil Open
    Quarter-finals - Doha

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    Draw - Finals

    The big shock of Doha finally came as the semifinals were decided with top seed Daniel Pćez Blanco not a part of the action. Spain's Sergio Joaquin was a tough prospect for the Serbian and he was done in in straight sets by the sixth seed in a close encounter. The first set seemed to be going as planned for Blanco as he broke service early to take a 3-1 lead, before conceeding his own service game to see the match back on level pegging. The missed chance would cost Blanco as Joaquin took the first set easily in a tiebreaker despite being on the back foot for most of the opening set. The second set looked to continue much like the first as it was locked at 4-4. But again Blanco was broken at the least advantageous time to allow Joaquin to book a spot in the semi finals against Denis Orlov with a 7-6(4) 6-4 victory. On the other side of the draw, Croatia's Nilikar Midid won an eventful contest against Hungarian fourth seed Janos Varga. The two sets were hotly contested as the two put on a fantastic exhibition for the Qatarri fans, but Midid was able to hold his nerve in the first set tiebreaker and then break serve early in the second set to seal a hard-fought 7-6 7-5 win. Midid will now face the new tournament favourite in the form of Zhijun Sun who proved too stroke for Ukraine' Illya Altman.

    Seeds Out: 1-Daniel Pćez Blanco (ARG); 4-Janos Varga (HUN); 5-Illya Altman (UKR).

    Chennai Open
    Quarter-finals - Chennai

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    Draw - Finals

    The path seems to be clear in Chennai for the much awaited clash between the top two seeds as Rick Henson and Rasmus Olesen both advanced to the semifinals of the Chennai Open. Qualifier Henry Charles had defeated sixth seed Dwayne Murdoch in the round of sixteen but looked little match for the world number two Henson as he held serve just once in the opening set. The second set was much closer as the American favourite had more trouble in containing Charles' speed around the court. But the class of Henson shone through eventually as he claimed a surprisingly difficult second set to seal the match 6-1 7-5. Henson will face China's Wang Li in the semifinals following the latter's impressive quarter final win over Haiku Morkel of Norway. But perhaps the more exciting prospect is the second and fourth seed clash between Olesen and Juan Moreno of Argentina. Neither had any trouble against their respective opponents - Moreno took little over an hour to dispatch Cypriot Takis Georgilas whilst Olesen faced a little bit more of a fight against Ecuador's Néstor Moreno as he prevailled 6-3 7-5.

    Seeds Out: 7-Takis Georgilas (CYP).

    Brisbane International
    Quarter-finals - Brisbane

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    Draw - Finals

    Second seed Carlos Amato proved to be the only real shock exit of the quarter-finals as he was defeated in three sets by world number 34 Becker Haas. Haas took the opening set in a tiebreaker against the fiery Italian and looked the goods in the second set by racing to a 3-0 lead. But the match turned on its head as Amato powered back into the contest on the back of four consecutive games to take the second set 6-4. But the match continued its topsy-turvy nature as Haas dug deep to find some real form and eventually prevailed over his fancied opponent in a dominant third set display - taking the match 7-6(6) 4-6 6-1. Haas will face local favourite David Champion in the semi finals after he came back from a set down against Bahamas qualifier Morton Blundell. Few in attendance could believe that Blundell could take a set off the last remaining Australia in the main draw, but the 25-year old showed real determination to take it in a breaker. But Champion finally hit form and dispatched Blundell from there in just 48 minutes, taking the match in an hour-and-a-half 6(4)-7 6-0 6-2. On the other side of the draw, top seed Radivoj Daneu will face unseeded Colombian Diego Hurtado in the semifinal following the Colombian's straight sets win over seventh seed Domingo Gutiérrez Gomez from Puerto Rico. Daneu won a tougher match against Bulgarian Denis Isaev who had already knocked off fifth seed Eric Henson. After losing the first set, Daneu rallied to edge past the Bulgarian and book a semifinal spot with a 4-6 7-5 6-2 victory.

    Seeds Out: 2-Carlos Amato (ITA); 7-Domingo Gutiérrez Gomez (PUR).
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    Georgalis out due to his difficult match in the round before IMO. lol.

    Can you tell us how you work it out, like do seeded players have an advantage? If so what advantage?

    Loving this game so far.

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    Decent work by Morkel. Probably the first Norwegian in an ATP quarter tbh. :P
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    Doha; Chennai; Brisbane (SF) - Jan 5-11 Season I

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    Semifinals - Doha

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    Draw - Finals

    Spain's Sergio Joaquin booked his place in his first tour final with a come-from-behind three set victory over third seeded Russian Denis Orlov in the first semifinal. After defeating top seed Daniel Pćez Blanco in the quarterfinals, Joaquin looked badly off his game as he was thoroughly trounced in the opening set 6-2. But the determined 23-year old showed his grit to be able to fight his way back into form despite looking off his game to come back from a break down in the second and send it to a crucial tiebreaker. Orlov had little answer for Joaquin who seemed to be building in confidence as he easily claimed the breaker and then went up 2-0 in the third set. But there was another twist in the tale as Orlov broke back to level the set at 2-2 and eventually 5-5. But Joaquin showed the class he needed to defeat Blanco to break Orlov's serve again and advance to the Doha final with a 2-6 7-6(1) 7-5 win. Joaquin will move into the final as a distinct underdog when he meets Chinese second seed Zhijun Sun. Zhijun faced a difficult semifinal against Nilikar Midid but was promising early as he took the first set 6-3. But Midid showed the form that allowed him to advance past Hungarian Janos Varga in the quarterfinals to fire back his own convincing 6-3 set win to level the match at one a piece. But if Midid thought he would cause the second upset of the day, he was mistaken from the get go as he was broken immediately by Zhijun who took the match without incident 6-3 3-6 6-4.

    Seeds Out: 3-Denis Orlov (RUS); 7-Nilikar Midid (CRO).

    Chennai Open
    Semifinals - Chennai

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    Draw - Finals

    World number two Rick Henson will contest the Chennai Open final as clear favourite following a commanding victory over unseeded Wang Li of China. After sensationally upstaging third seed Maarten Berg in the round of 16, Wang had every right to come into the contest with some confidence after Henson had a less than convincing second set against English qualifier Henry Charles. But just one hour and eleven minutes later, Wang had exited the arena with just four service games under his belt following Henson's emphatic 6-3 6-1 victory to advance to the final. Henson was expected to meet second seed Rasmus Olesen in the final, but will instead meet Argentina's Juan Moreno. The signs pointed to an upset win after Olesen struggled to really convincingly defeat Néstor Moreno in the quarterfinals, but the favourite looked in good form as he took the opening set in determined fashion. But it fell apart at the seams for Olesen as the fourth seeded Argentine hit his straps and looked confident on service, whilst the Dane struggled for any momentum. Whilst Moreno couldn't quite emphatically put him away, he eventually did just enough to seal a 5-6 6-3 7-5 victory to set up a finals showdown with Rick Henson.

    Seeds Out: 2-Rasmus Olesen (DEN).

    Brisbane International
    Semifinals - Brisbane

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    Draw - Finals

    Australia is buzzing with the possibility of a David Champion victory as he faces off against unseeded Colombian Diego Hurtado in the Brisbane International final. But Champion would do well not to underestimate the 26-year old after he produced the upset of the tournament to defeat top seed Radivoj Daneu in three sets in a sensational performance. Whilst Daneu probably wasn't at his finest, the Serbian is always competitive but couldn't make up for the free-flowing unforced errors in the opening set to avoid going down early 3-6. But Daneu managed to fight through some ordinary touch to claim the second and it looked as if it was business as usual for the world number nine. But Hurtado had the crowd on his side and looked in immense touch both at the baseline and at the net in the decider to seal a massive 6-3 4-6 6-3 victory. In the other semifinal it was much less hotly contested as Champion advanced to a home final with a convincing 6-1 6-3 win. His opponent Becker Haas certainly came down from the high of his upset quarterfinal win over second seed Carlos Amato, struggling to impose himself on the match as Champion rallied to wipe the floor with the German. Champion will undoubtedly go into the final as favourite, but Hurtado will prove to be stiff opposition if his semifinal win is anything to go by.

    Seeds Out: 1-Radivoj Daneu (SRB); 6-Becker Haas (GER).
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    Doha; Chennai; Brisbane (F) - Jan 5-11 Season I

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    Finals - Doha

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    Second seed Zhijun Sun has claimed his first championship of the Open era with an impressive three set victory over Spain's Sergio Joaquin. The highly rated eighteen year old Chinese ace was troubled early by Joaquin as he was broken in the third game of the opening set to fall behind 1-2. The Spainard, who had already eliminated top seed Daniel Pćez Blanco and third seed Dmitry Orlov en route to the final, managed to hold on to his early lead to take the first set 7-5. But Zhijun proved why he is one of the most promising prospects in world tennis as he rallied from a set down to take the second set to an all important tiebreaker. With the score at 2-1 in the breaker, Zhijun proceeded to take the next two points off Joaquin's serve which allowed him an easy passage to the second set. From there it all seemed academic for the teenage, who wrapped up the decider in emphatic fashion to seal a 5-7 7-6(2) 6-3 and a healthy US$171,000 pay cheque.

    Seeds Out: 6-Sergio Joaquin (ESP).

    Chennai Open
    Finals - Chennai

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    The final of the Chennai Open produced few shocks as world number two Rick Henson sealed victory in the tightest possible straight-sets win over fourth seed Juan Moreno. Whilst Henson came into the final as a raging favourite, Moreno took the fight up to his fancied opponent to break in the third game and edge ahead 2-1. But Henson was able to break back in the sixth game and coast along as the set went to a tiebreaker - Henson's coolness under pressure enabling him to claim the opening set on the back of a dominant breaker performance. But if the loss was a shot to the Argentine's confidence he hid it well as he stayed with Henson and engaged in some impressive rallies. But in a similar story to the first set, Henson was down a break following the fourth game but this time hit back immediately to level the scores and eventually head to another tiebreaker. Moreno was left disappointed with his inability to claim important points in the tiebreaker, as Henson sealed the US$39,800 payday with a 7-6(5) 7-6(4) victory.

    Seeds Out: 4-Juan Moreno (ARG).

    Brisbane International
    Finals - Brisbane

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    Draw - Finals

    A successful home tournament ended in disappointment for Australia's Richard Champion as he fell victim to unseeded Colombian Diego Hurtado in the Brisbane International final. Hurtado had come into the final on the back of a brilliant run which saw him defeat top seed Radivoj Daneu in the semifinals and was in classy touch early as he stuck with the explosive Champion. With the crowd on his side, Champion looked to press the initiative in the twelfth game of the opening set but fell to 30-40 on his own service. An aggressive second serve by the local favourite strayed wide, handing the Colombian the opening set on a platter. Despite the blow, Champion returned to good touch in the second set by breaking in the first and fifth games en route to a convincing 6-3 set win. Whilst Hurtado tried all he could to stay with Champion, he was unable to return many of the powerful serves of the Australian who signalled his intentions to become a powerful force in the Open circuit. After almost conceding the final games of the second set, Hurtado came out with renewed vigour and stuck close to Champion as the entire set remained on service to send it to a breaker. Champion's serve, however, seemed to desert him in the deciding tiebreaker with double faults rearing their ugly head at the most inopportune moments allowing Hurtado to capitalise and take three championship points. He needed just two of them as Champion's meek second serve was perfectly returned as Hurtado completed an unlikely 6-4 3-6 7-6(5) victory.

    Seeds Out: 3-Richard Champion (AUS).

    Career Records
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    Name			Nat.		W/L		Earnings
    J Drake			CWL		1-1		$16,750
    M Mitchell		CWL		0-1		$10,410
    J Hancianu		CWL		1-1		$7,300
    R Bowenburg		CWL		1-1		$7,300
    H Davis			CWL		0-1		$4,500
    R Fredericks		CWL		0-0		$0
    R Daniels		CWL		0-0		$0
    B Spleen		CWL		0-0		$0
    R Smeltz		CWL		0-0		$0
    S Oxenstierna		CWL		0-0		$0
    A Pimpkins		CWL		0-0		$0
    S Delev			CWL		0-0		$0
    S Singh			CWL		0-0		$0
    C Mahboob		CWL		0-0		$0
    B Read			CWL		0-0		$0
    J Mustard		CWL		0-0		$0
    JP Valley		CWL		0-0		$0
    H McSporran		CWL		0-0		$0
    Last edited by SirBloody Idiot; 15-09-2008 at 10:40 AM.

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    The following decided to sit these tournaments out and will play at Sydney or Auckland.
    Can those who didn't sit out go to Sydders or Auckland?

    I guess I'll choose Auckland if I can.

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