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Thread: Week 12: Sunrise [Murdoch] , Campsfield [Daniels]

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    Albatross Overload Challenger
    Second Round - Campsfield (FR CWLand) - Clay (outdoors)

    Men's singles (Seeds - Finals - Top Half - Bottom Half)
    Men's doubles (Seeds - Draw)

    • In front of a home crowd, Rick Langley was tremendous as he stunned top seeded wildcard José Navarro in three sets on the Peruvian's favoured court. For the second week running, Navarro failed to advance to the quarter finals as the top seed as he crumbled to the tenacious West CWLander in the third set. Level at a set each, Navarro would have liked his chances but blew opportunities with some poor serving and a misfiring backhand. That gave Langley all the chances he needed to secure the win as he moved to a quarter final showdown with Italy's Pablo Scalforo 6-4, 2-6, 6-2.


    • He's joined in the quarters by fellow Westerner Marcuss Deane who also picked up a stunning upset as he bundled out former French Open finalist Johan Ortiz in three sets. Ortiz continued his frustrating failure to charge further inside the top hundred as the big serving Deane proved capable under pressure. Ortiz found something in the second set to snatch a break off a double fault, but was just outdone by the high quality teenager who picked up perhaps the biggest win of his PTA career with a tough win on clay against a seasoned clay court player. He plays Chile's Leonel Romero next after Romero eased past Serbian qualifier Viktor Bosich 6-4, 6-3.


    • Vladimir Stakhanov could not continue his good run on the red clay as he gave up a set lead to fall in three to fourth seed Fernando Aguero. Making the most of his special exempt into the draw, Stakhanov matched it with the Spaniard in the first set which he claimed 7-5 before Aguero ramped up the pressure and the quality of his play. Stakhanov struggled to keep up with this and showed why he's still not quite used to the red clay courts as Aguero moved to a quarterfinal showdown with Emelio Cobos.


    • There's guaranteed to be at least one East CWLander in the semi finals here in Campsfield after both Roy Daniels and Phoenix Wleft picked up good wins. Daniels recovered from a horror second set against Monaco's Jochem van der Linden to produce a serving clinic in the first and third sets to win 7-6(3), 1-6, 7-6(9). Out of the disastrous set, Daniels dropped just eight points on serve to make a rare clay court quarter final and is beginning to look more confident on the surface. Wleft, meanwhile, was all class as he breezed past qualifier Moises Vasquez of Chile to continue his awesome clay run 6-2, 6-2.


    • Seeded players out: José Navarro; Johan Ortiz.
    • There was no luck for Daniels and Russian partner Valery Belousov as they were ousted in straight sets by top seeds and raging favourites Carlos Machado & Dênis Rodrígues of Brazil 7-6(6), 7-6(4).


    • In the all-CWLand clash, Jason Lawley & Pierre Rose made up for first round singles exits with a quality showing against Marcuss Deane & Rick Langley. With Deane and Langley recovering from singles clashes, the Lawley-Rose combined well and produced a great comeback in the match tiebreaker to win 6-4, 2-6, [11-9]. They trailed at one joint 4-7 before claiming seven of the last nine points to steal victory from the jaws of defeat.


    • There was no such luck for Vladimir Stakhanov & Phoenix Wleft as they were solidly dealt with by Ecuador's Angel & Elvis Vallejo.


    • Seeded players out: Mario Acosta & Gonzalo Castro; Manfried Manz & Walter Schiller; Julio Rodriguez & Diego Rodriquez.
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    That's freaking awesome

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    Quote Originally Posted by SirBloody Idiot View Post
    Roy Daniels...won 7-6(3) 1-6 7-6(9)
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    Bloody shattering.


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    BMW Tennis Championship
    Quarter Finals - Sunrise, FL (United States) - Hard (outdoors)

    Men's singles (Seeds - Finals - Top Half - Bottom Half)
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    • Wildcard entrant Mat Mitchell has been bounced out in straight sets by top seed Dwayne Murdoch as the World No. 14 moved to the semi finals 6-1, 6-3. Mitchell, after upsetting World No. 47 Jean-Alain Depuis yesterday, provided no real contest for Murdoch who seems to have recovered fully from his second round exit in Indian Wells. Murdoch racked up twenty winners in a comprehensive win as he dominated his lower ranked opponent with deep ground strokes and aggressive net play. He now plays the Czech Republic's Petr Brožik who took advantage of an out-of-sorts Haiku Morkel in his 6-2, 6-1 win.


    • In the big upset of the day, second seed Oneil Stewart was stunned in three sets by eighth seed Oliver Engel of Luxembourg. Stewart controlled the first set to take it 6-1, but Engel found his range and his big hitting style really troubled the grinding Jamaican. Stewart prides himself on his ability to chase down balls, but couldn't do enough to convert either of his match points as Engel set up a semi final showdown with Heinz Hainisch 1-6, 7-5, 7-6(4).


    • Seeded players out: Oneil Stewart.
    • In the all-CWLand doubles clash, West CWLand got a rare victory over their Eastern rivals as Heath Davis & Scotland Rivers ousted Matt Bre & Martti Korpinen in a tight straight sets win. After a flawless first round win, Davis and Rivers struck a much more dangerous quarter final opponent with a Grand Slam finalist in the bunch. Whilst it wasn't the same without the other half of their usual pairs present, there was an obvious rivalry between Davis and Korpinen - particularly in their exchanges at the net where the more nimble Korpinen had the slight edge. But Davis' serving and Rivers precision hitting made the Westerners an almost unsurmountable task for the Easterners as they surged to a 7-6(2), 6-4 win. Whilst Rivers and Bre are less experienced in doubles than their partners, neither looked out of place in the highest quality match of the day. Davis and Rivers avoided a semi final showdown with top seeds Sandro Bachunelli & Hicham Hadir after they were beaten 7-5, 1-6, [8-10] by Viorel Iftime & Marius Micu of Romania.


    • Seeded players out: Sandro Bachunelli & Hicham Hadir.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Samuel_Vimes View Post
    Buying a lottery ticket soon?
    I fear my luck might run out against Mr. Wleft.

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    Albatross Overload Challenger
    Quarter Finals - Campsfield (FR CWLand) - Clay (outdoors)

    Men's singles (Seeds - Finals - Top Half - Bottom Half)
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    • Rick Langley's frustrating string of quarter final appearances has continued as he was beaten in straight sets by Pablo Scalforo in the first quarter final in Campsfield. In front of a home crowd, Langley could not produce the goods on the clay as the seasoned Scalforo prevailed 7-2 in a quality first set tiebreaker performance. Langley stayed close with the Italian in the second, but was found wanting late in the set as Scalforo got the jump on him and moved into the semi finals with a 7-6(2), 6-3 victory.


    • He will play local wildcard entrant Marcuss Deane in the semi finals as his sensational run on the clay continued with a 7-5, 6-1 thrashing of Leonel Romero. The Chilean player started very well as he picked up a pair of service breaks to lead 3-0. But Deane, after a slow start, began to settle into the match and after prevailing in a long rally to claw back a break he went on an unbelievable run of thirteen from sixteen games. His week continues into the weekend, and while he might miss the Miami qualifying next week should he win his semi final this performance on clay will do wonders for his confidence over the coming months.


    • In the all-East CWLand clash to round off the day, eighth seed Roy Daniels' fantastic tiebreak form continued as he ousted special exempt Phoenix Wleft in three tight sets. Opponents have found Daniels difficult to break this week despite the surface, and Wleft was no different as Daniels conceeded just ten points on serve in a confident first set which he took 6-3. But his big weakness is his groundstrokes and Wleft attacked his backhand to great effect. That allowed him a break of serve in the second set which was enough to allow Wleft a third set. That one went on serve as Daniels failed to convert any of his six break points with Wleft holding firm under real pressure. But the accurate serve proved too much as Daniels prevailed in a second straight marathon third-set tiebreaker to move into the semi finals 6-3, 4-6, 7-6(8) after saving a match point of his own. He will play sixth seed Emelio Cobos following his 6-3, 2-6, 6-2 win over Fernando Aguero.


    • Seeded players out: Fernando Aguero.
    • Wildcard doubles entrants Jason Lawley & Pierre Rose are into the semi finals as they came from a set down to beat Austria's Philipp Dlopst & Roland Winkler. After dropping the first set 3-6, the West CWLanders played entertaining tennis as they grew in confidence en route to a 3-6, 6-4, [10-4] victory. After a dominant match tiebreaker, they need to continue that form into their cutthroat semi final showdown with raging favourites Carlos Machado & Dênis Rodrígues who beat compatriots Marzio Claverini & Flávio Augusto Martins 6-0, 6-7(5), [10-4].


    • Seeded players out: None.

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    Overjoyed with this run, best showing of my career to date

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcuss View Post
    Overjoyed with this run, best showing of my career to date
    Have to say I'm pretty stunned at my own performance here, particularly considering the surface. While my luck has to run out eventually, I'd like nothing more than to advance to the final and crush the West's hopes and dreams. Against Deane would be ideal.

    Would eclipse my 3-6, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 win over Vladimir Gryzlov back at Australian Open I, tbh.

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    Haha, was going to ask who Daniels was
    All the better now I know it's you, will hopefully see you in the final before sending you on your way empty handed Will make the (prospective) win all the better.

    Edit : Some effort in the Aus Open there to come back from 2 sets down. Hopefully that's still your career highlight this time next week.
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    Good win for Daniels there. Gutting to go out, but we're 1-1 now.
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    Rick Langley's frustrating string of quarter final appearances has ...
    become frustrating!

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    BMW Tennis Championship
    Semi Finals - Sunrise, FL (United States) - Hard (outdoors)

    Men's singles (Seeds - Finals - Top Half - Bottom Half)
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    • Top seed Dwayne Murdoch will play off in the final of the $125K+H Challenger in Sunrise after he easily beat Petr Brožik 6-3, 6-4. Continuing his good preparation for next week's Miami Masters, Murdoch outplayed the impressive Czech player to advance to his second final of the year. He will play eighth seed Oliver Engel after he overcame a bad second set to claim a 6-4, 1-6, 6-3 win over Heinz Hainisch of Austria.


    • Seeded players out: None.
    • In the doubles semi finals, local doubles pairing Heath Davis & Scotland Rivers fell victim to the match tiebreaker as they were defeated by Romanian pairing Viorel Iftime & Marius Micu. The West CWLand pair looked in a great position to take a victory after they ran riot against the Romanians in the second set to dish out their third bagel of the week. But the match tiebreaker did not allow them to take advantage of their good second set form as the Iftime-Micu duo produced a surprising 6-2, 0-6, [10-8] win. They play second seeds Gai Kai & Lu Xun in the final.


    • Seeded players out: Artem Krohmal & Merab Shvelidze.

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    Albatross Overload Challenger
    Semi Finals - Campsfield (FR CWLand) - Clay (outdoors)

    Men's singles (Seeds - Finals - Top Half - Bottom Half)
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    • Young superstar Marcuss Deane has sent West CWLand tongues wagging after he advanced to the final of the clay court Challenger in Campsfield with a three-set win over World No. 142 Pablo Scalforo. The teenager, a wildcard for the tournament, produced his best career performance thus far as he survived a tense showdown with the Italian. Deane needed a strong start and got it as he dominated the first set, but was met with much stronger resistance from the 34-year old veteran who looked for any way possible to break serve. He managed to do it once in the fifth game of the set, but there was an immediate break back from the boy nearly eighteen years his junior as the set went to a tiebreaker. But it was there that the veteran managed to get the best of his younger opponent with some crafty returning and slice backhands to disrupt his rhythm. Whilst the crowd wasn't overly large, there was strong local support for Deane and he set about making their appearance worth it in the first tournament in the new republic. With the score level at 5-5, Deane finally got his chance as he watched a backhand from the veteran sail long to give him a decisive break. With two unreturnable serves, the Australian Open boys' champion moved into the final with a huge 6-2, 6-7(3), 7-5 win.


    • The first tournament in either of the newly separated countries will pit East against West as eighth seed Roy Daniels moved to his first career final with three-set win over Argentina's Emelio Cobos. The sixth seeded Argentine was expected to pick up a victory, but met a determined Daniels who, despite not enjoying the slow surface, was impressive in rallies he normally struggles in. Ultimately the difference came in the serving as Daniels had ample opportunities to break as opposed to Cobos' three chances. The 6-2, 5-7, 6-4 win sets up an unlikely big-serving final on a court that ordinarily does not suit it.


    • Seeded players out: Emelio Cobos.
    • Jason Lawley & Pierre Rose put in a brave display, but were ultimately outgunned in straight sets by Costa do Sauípe and Buenos Aires champions Carlos Machado & Dênis Rodrígues. The wildcard entrants knew they needed something special against one of the world's best clay court pairings, but offered little resistance in a one-sided first set. They lifted their games considerably in the second, but ultimately the wealth of experience on behalf of the top seeds was too much as they made the final 6-1, 7-5. They play impressive pairing Christophe Norman & Björn Tol who came from a set down to beat Emelio Cobos & Johan Ortiz 2-6, 6-4, [10-3].


    • Seeded players out: None.

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    Game on, Deane!

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