Showing posts with label Nicolas Massu. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Nicolas Massu. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Almagro gets through first round in Brazil Open

Nicolas Almagro gets through first round in Brazil Open
Almagro gets through first round in Brazil Open

Nicolas Almagro, started his campaign to defend his title in Brazil win a close 2 set win. The Spaniard defeated Ricardo Hocevar 7-6 7-5 after 1 hour and 43 minutes of play.

Almagro got off to a slow start, but took the first set by dominating the tiebreaker and then broke Hocevar late in the second set to clinch the victory.

Almagro hit seven of his 11 aces in the first set. He will play against Martin Vassallo Arguello, who beat Nicolas Massu 7-6 2-6, 6-4.

Marcel Granollers defeated Flavio Saretta 6-2, 2-6, 6-1. Eduardo Schwank advanced with a 6-1, 7-5 victory over Diego Junqueira, and Alberto Martin beat Nicolas Lapentti 6-4, 7-5.

Second-seeded Tommy Robredo of Spain is scheduled to face wild card Thiago Alves of Brazil on Tuesday, and third-seeded Albert Montanes of Spain plays countryman Juan Carlos Ferrero, the 2007 runner-up in Costa do Sauipe.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Nicolas Massu defeated in Vina Del Mar

Nicolas Massu defeated in Vina Del Mar
Nicolas Massu defeated in Vina Del Mar

Nicolas Massu was beaten by Augustin Calleri, 7th seed, 7-6 (7-4), 6-1 during first-round of the Movistar Open.

Massu has enjoyed past success on home soil, having finished as the runner-up at this $496,000 red clay event in 2006 and 2007. But he was knocked out in the opening round by Sergio Roitman in 2008 and suffered the same fate against Calleri.

After Carlleri prevailed in a tight opening set, the Argentine dropped just five points on serve in the second set and broke Massu twice in four opportunities to post his first match win of the 2009 tennis season (1-3). He also improved to a 6-2 head-to-head record against the Chilean.

Agustin Calleri will face Sebastian Decoud, who defeated Fabio Bognini 6-3 7-5, in the second round.

Photo: Jim Rydell

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Photos: Nicolas Massu at Copa Argentina de Tenis

"Photos: Nicolas Massu at Copa Argentina de Tenis"

Check out this pictures of Nicola Massu during his match at the Copa Argentina de tenis... the quality is not the best but at least we have some pictures form the event thanks to our friend from El Tenis que no Vemos

Nicolas Massu at Copa Argentina de TenisNicolas Massu at Copa Argentina de Tenis
Nicolas Massu at Copa Argentina de TenisNicolas Massu at Copa Argentina de Tenis

Friday, December 12, 2008

Stefan Kramer imitates Nicolas Massu at Viña del Mar 2008

Stefan Kramer imitates Nicolas Massu at Viña del Mar 2008

Stefan Kramer is a Chilean actor and comedian and during the Viña del Mar 2008 event he imitated Nicolas Massu... it's pretty funny check it out...

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Copa Argentina de Tenis - Thursday Results

Copa Argentina de Tenis
Copa Argentina de Tenis - Thursday Results

The Copa Argentina de Tennis is underway and today Nicolas Massu replaced Agustin Calleri who got an injury in his shoulder a few days ago... Massu played against Feliciano Lopez while Monaco took on Cañas.

(3)Juan Mónaco (ARG) d. Guillermo Cañas (ARG) 6-3 6-3

(2)Feliciano Lopez (ESP) d. Nicolás Massú (CHI) 6-4 6-3

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Nicolas Massu: "I would like to see Argentina win the Davis Cup final"

Nicolas Massu
Nicolas Massu: "I would like to see Argentina win the Davis Cup final"

A few days ago Nicolas Massu briefly referred to the upcoming Davis Cup final that will be played between Argentina and Spain. The Chilean wants Argentina to win it.

"Because they have never won it, I would like that this time Argentina win (Davis Cup), plus Spain already won it" said Massu in a brief press conference.

"I know the Argentines lot and since forever, and I think they deserve to win this time," but also noted that "we too want to win it," anticipating what is coming to Chile to Croatia in March 2009 on the back of the team National World Group Davis Cup.

Information from La Tercera

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Gonzalez and Massu played exhibition match on the street

Gonzalez and Massu played exhibition match on the street
Gonzalez and Massu played exhibition match on the street

Nicolas Massu and Fernando Gonzalez played an exhibition today at the at the intersection of the los paseos Ahumada y Huérfanos in front of more than 1,500 people to promote the telethon. They also counted with the presence of specialists Paralympic Robinson Mendez and Francisco Cayulef.

"It's an honor to participate and provide the kick start the telethon, which is a party of all Chileans. The disabled deserve the support and help of all of us (...) that people have the opportunity to see us play is important even more so for a noble cause ", said Fernando Gonzalez.

Massu added that "we have been helping since a couple of years ago at the telethon. It's during our holiday period and we can be here to help. It is an honor and we are here to help in every way we can."
Another of those who spoke was Cayulef, who specified that "is proud to share with them in an event like this, words to which Mendez also agreed.

Information from La Tercera - Translated by ATP Mens Tennis - Photo reuters

Monday, October 20, 2008

Gonzalez slips from top ten while Massu climbs ATP ranking

Gonzalez slips from top ten while Massu climbs ATP ranking

Fernando Gonzalez' return to the top ten didn't last long, after just one week of being included in the select list of the top ten tennis players in the world, Gonzalez dropped to Nº 13 following his early eliminationat the Madrid Masters Series.

It is quite probable that Gonzaléz will finish the season outside of the top ten, since he will not take part in the Basilea tournament this week and probably will not play at the Paris-Bercy championship, which is scheduled to begin on October 27th.

Nicolás Massu , who was not able to play the Montevideo Challenger final yesterday due to stomach problems, is experiencing a very different turn of events.

Massu's winning streak at the Uruguayan tournament has allowed the Viña del Mar native to climb 8 slots, placing him currently at ATP Nº 82. His next tournament will begin on Monday, October 27th in Cali, Colombia. During this season Massu was out of the top 100 due to his poor results but the Chilean number 2 is finding his way back in the game.


Information from La Segunda translated by ATP Mens Tennis

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

US Open Qualy Wednesday Order of Play

US Open Qualy Wednesday Order of Play

The qualy continues at the US Open in Flashing Meadows where today the 1st round will be completed.

The top seed, Sergiy Stakhovsky will take on Stefano Galvani, from Italy.
Jan Minar plays Josselin Ouanna while Nicolas Massu will face Andre Miele.

Check out the complete order of play for the qualy at the US Open...

Court 4
11:00 AM Start
1 Men's Qual Singles - 1st Rnd.
Tim Smyczek (USA) v. Lukas Rosol (CZE)
followed by
2 Women's Qual Singles - 1st Rnd.
Su-Wei Hsieh (TPE)[6] v. Silvia Soler Espinosa (ESP)
3 Men's Qual Singles - 1st Rnd.
Bryan Koniecko (USA) v. Martin Fischer (AUT)
4 Women's Qual Singles - 1st Rnd.
Christina McHale (USA) v. Olga Savchuk (UKR)[17]
5 Men's Qual Singles - 1st Rnd.
Alexander Slabinsky (GBR) v. KJ Hippensteel (USA)

Court 5
11:00 AM Start
1 Men's Qual Singles - 1st Rnd.
Jan Minar (CZE) v. Josselin Ouanna (FRA)
followed by
2 Women's Qual Singles - 1st Rnd.
Alberta Brianti (ITA) v. Melanie South (GBR)[27]
3 Men's Qual Singles - 1st Rnd.
Andreas Beck (GER)[10] v. Benedikt Dorsch (GER)
4 Women's Qual Singles - 1st Rnd.
Anna Korzeniak (POL) v. Elena Baltacha (GBR)[25]
5 Women's Qual Singles - 1st Rnd.
Petra Martic (CRO) v. Katie O'Brien (GBR)[29]

Court 6
11:00 AM Start
1 Women's Qual Singles - 1st Rnd.
Yaroslava Shvedova (RUS)[11] v. Corinna Dentoni (ITA)
followed by
2 Men's Qual Singles - 1st Rnd.
Alex Clayton (USA) v. Karol Beck (SVK)
3 Men's Qual Singles - 1st Rnd.
Rui Machado (POR) v. Eric Nunez (USA)
4 Women's Qual Singles - 1st Rnd.
Amanda McDowell (USA) v. Julie Coin (FRA)
5 Men's Qual Singles - 1st Rnd.
Francesco Piccari (ITA) v. Jesse Huta Galung (NED)[25]

Court 7
11:00 AM Start
1 Men's Qual Singles - 1st Rnd.
Jean-Yves Aubone (USA) v. Melle Van Gemerden (NED)
followed by
2 Women's Qual Singles - 1st Rnd.
Madison Brengle (USA) v. Ana Jovanovic (SRB)
3 Men's Qual Singles - 1st Rnd.
Nicolas Massu (CHI)[9] v. Andre Miele (BRA)
4 Women's Qual Singles - 1st Rnd.
Angelique Kerber (GER) v. Shenay Perry (USA)
5 Women's Qual Singles - 1st Rnd.
Betina Jozami (ARG) v. Alexa Glatch (USA)

Court 8
11:00 AM Start
1 Men's Qual Singles - 1st Rnd.
David Marrero (ESP) v. Ricardas Berankis (LTU)
followed by
2 Women's Qual Singles - 1st Rnd.
Stephanie Foretz (FRA)[8] v. Kumiko Iijima (JPN)
3 Women's Qual Singles - 1st Rnd.
Regina Kulikova (RUS) v. Tetiana Luzhanska (UKR)
4 Men's Qual Singles - 1st Rnd.
Catalin Gard (ROU) v. Todd Widom (USA)
5 Women's Qual Singles - 1st Rnd.
Renata Voracova (CZE)[14] v. Tatiana Poutchek (BLR)

Court 9
11:00 AM Start
1 Women's Qual Singles - 1st Rnd.
Stephanie Dubois (CAN)[5] v. Eva Hrdinova (CZE)
followed by
2 Women's Qual Singles - 1st Rnd.
Irena Pavlovic (FRA) v. Erika Takao (JPN)
3 Men's Qual Singles - 1st Rnd.
Matthias Bachinger (GER) v.Thiago Alves (BRA)[19]
4 Men's Qual Singles - 1st Rnd.
Michael Quintero (COL) v.Thierry Ascione (FRA)[20]

Court 10
11:00 AM Start
1 Men's Qual Singles - 1st Rnd.
Jesse Witten (USA) v. Bjorn Phau (GER)[18]
followed by
2 Men's Qual Singles - 1st Rnd.
Victor Estrella (DOM) v. Xavier Malisse (BEL)[28]
3 Women's Qual Singles - 1st Rnd.
Tzipora Obziler (ISR)[12] v. Jingjing Lu (CHN)
4 Women's Qual Singles - 1st Rnd.
Margit Ruutel (EST) v. Carly Gullickson (USA)
5 Men's Qual Singles - 1st Rnd.
Paul Capdeville (CHI)[12] v.Gary Lugassy (FRA)


Court 11
11:00 AM Start
1 Women's Qual Singles - 1st Rnd.
Alexandra Stevenson (USA) v. Chin-Wei Chan (TPE)
followed by
2 Men's Qual Singles - 1st Rnd.
Michael Yani (USA) v. Santiago Giraldo (COL)[30]
3 Women's Qual Singles - 1st Rnd.
Meng Yuan (CHN)[1] v. Hana Sromova (CZE)
4 Men's Qual Singles - 1st Rnd.
Michael McClune (USA) v. Franko Skugor (CRO)
5 Women's Qual Singles - 1st Rnd.
Julia Boserup (USA) v. Nina Bratchikova (RUS)

Court 12
11:00 AM Start
1 Women's Qual Singles - 1st Rnd.
Melissa Torres Sandoval (MEX) v. Youlia Fedossova (FRA)
followed by
2 Men's Qual Singles - 1st Rnd.
Frederic Niemeyer (CAN) v. Bjorn Rehnquist (SWE)
3 Women's Qual Singles - 1st Rnd.
Elena Bovina (RUS) v. Monique Adamczak (AUS)
4 Men's Qual Singles - 1st Rnd.
Marsel Ilhan (TUR) v. Harel Levy (ISR)

Court 13
11:00 AM Start
1 Men's Qual Singles - 1st Rnd.
Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR)[1] v. Stefano Galvani (ITA)
followed by
2 Women's Qual Singles - 1st Rnd.
Alina Jidkova (RUS) v. Audra Cohen (USA)
3 Men's Qual Singles - 1st Rnd.
Alberto Brizzi (ITA) v. Rik De Voest (RSA)[27]
4 Women's Qual Singles - 1st Rnd.
Margalita Chakhnashvili (GEO) v. Varvara Lepchenko (USA)
5 Men's Qual Singles - 1st Rnd.
Ryan Harrison (USA) v. Daniel Munoz-De La Nava (ESP)

Court 14
11:00 AM Start
1 Women's Qual Singles - 1st Rnd.
Johanna Larsson (SWE) v. Maria Fernanda Alves (BRA)
followed by
2 Men's Qual Singles - 1st Rnd.
Brian Dabul (ARG)[5] v. Carlos Poch-Gradin (ESP)
3 Women's Qual Singles - 1st Rnd.
Kathrin Woerle (GER) v. Anna-Lena Groenefeld (GER)[30]
4 Men's Qual Singles - 1st Rnd.
Alex Bogdanovic (GBR) v. Lukas Lacko (SVK)

Court 15
11:00 AM Start
1 Men's Qual Singles - 1st Rnd.
Kevin Anderson (RSA)[2] v. Giovanni Lapentti (ECU)
followed by
2 Women's Qual Singles - 1st Rnd.
Arina Rodionova (RUS) v. Kristina Barrois (GER)[26]
3 Men's Qual Singles - 1st Rnd.
Edouard Roger-Vasselin (FRA) v. Santiago Gonzalez (MEX)
4 Women's Qual Singles - 1st Rnd.
Olga Puchkova (RUS)[13] v. Sesil Karatantcheva (BUL)

Court 16
11:00 AM Start
1 Women's Qual Singles - 1st Rnd.
Chanelle Scheepers (RSA) v. Vesna Manasieva (RUS)[19]
followed by
2 Men's Qual Singles - 1st Rnd.
Tomas Zib (CZE) v. Sebastien De Chaunac (FRA)
3 Women's Qual Singles - 1st Rnd.
Ye-Ra Lee (KOR) v. Julia Cohen (USA)
4 Men's Qual Singles - 1st Rnd.
Filip Prpic (SWE) v. Ivo Heuberger (SUI)

Court 17
11:00 AM Start
1 Women's Qual Singles - 1st Rnd.
Shuai Zhang (CHN) v. Jorgelina Cravero (ARG)
followed by
2 Men's Qual Singles - 1st Rnd.
Philipp Petzschner (GER)[6] v. Andrea Stoppini (ITA)
3 Women's Qual Singles - 1st Rnd.
Alexandra Panova (RUS) v. Julia Schruff (GER)[18]
4 Men's Qual Singles - 1st Rnd.
Dawid Olejniczak (POL) v. Flavio Cipolla (ITA)[22]



Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Beijing 2008 Olympic Games Interview: Nicolas Massu - 8/11

Nicolas Massu
Beijing 2008 Olympic Games Interview: Nicolas Massu - 8/11
N. MASSU d S. Darcis 6-4, 7-5

Q. Did you feel very sharp and concentrated today? You seemed to come out of the blocks very quickly. What does it do to your confidence knowing you are the title holder?
NICOLAS MASSU: Well, I think I have a lot of memories of this tournament four years ago. I won singles, doubles, gold medals. I think I came here again after four years again is a big motivation for me.
And today I play like very concentrate, focused on my match. I didn't have a good year this year, maybe last year. These two years for me was a little bit difficult. I lost some confidence. So for me every match that I play, of course in an important tournament like this, Olympic Games, every match for me is big, and I try to do my best today.
I think I play very, very good, very concentrate. I make my work like the way I like it. I'm happy for that.

Q. The last time you played him, I think you had match points against you at one stage.
NICOLAS MASSU: Three match points. Yeah, I play with Darcis last year maybe. Yeah, last year in Sopot, clay court, Poland. Yeah, I remember that I have two or three match points. I have so many chances to win the match in Sopot, and I couldn't take it. I finally lost that match.
But tennis is like that. Sometimes you have match points. So that's it.

Interview from ASAP
Photo Getty Images

Monday, August 11, 2008

Fernando Gonzalez and Nicolas Massu defeated at Beijing 2008 Olympic Games

Fernando Gonzalez and Nicolas Massu defeated at Beijing 2008 Olympic Games

Athens 2004 Olympic Games Doubles Gold Medalists, Fernando Gonzalez and Nicolas Massu, were defeated in the first round in Beijing.

The quest for the Chilean players began in a good way with victories in their singles matches in Beijing.
But they did not enjoy the same happiness in doubles.
Fernando Gonzalez and Nicolas Massu (136 ° and 180 ° Doubles) were the defending champion but they faced a tough pair, Dmitry Tursunov and Mikhail Youzhny (77 ° and 40 ° in the specialty).

The Russian were better today. In a match that lasted 1 hour and 48 minutes they defeated the Chilean in two sets, 7-6 (5) and 6-4.

Fernando Gonzalez and Nicolas Massu had opportunities to tie the match but they were not able to close them. During the first set they had 6 break.

The match was very close the difference was that the Russians played better the important points, like for example during the tie-break of the first set, where they put pressure over the Chileans and eventually claimed the set.

In the second set it was a little more the same, Tursunov and Youzhny again seized the moment and in the third game took the break, then they hold serve until the end of the match leaving Chile without the possibility of defending their gold medals.

Gonzalez and Massu in singles must now seek the restoration of their medals, bronze in the case of Gonzalez and gold for Massu.
But it won't be easy, Gonzalez will play Marin Cilic (32 °), while the Massu takes on David Nalbandian in the second round.


Information from La Segunda

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Nicolas Massu passionate about title defence

Nicolas Massu
Nicolas Massu passionate about title defence

In Athens 2004 something amazing happened in Nicolas Massu's career, he won the Gold Medal at the Olympic Games in singles and doubles and made history for Chile.
Until that moment he has had a good and solid career but he needed something big and got it.

Now Massu is in Beijing with the same illusion and the same big dream of taking the medal again.

"I did something unbelievable four years ago and I would like to do something important here," Massu said on Thursday.

"If I come here a long way from home it's to do something important."


Massu arrives in Beijing being ranked 125th in the world and he is not getting good results this season but the Chilean was not having a good season in 2004 either and he surprised the world when he won the Gold medal in a great final.

"I won four years ago and it was the best moment of my career but now I'm thinking about these Olympic Games," he said.

"I know it will be very difficult to do something similar but I have a dream to get one more medal for my country so I will try to work hard and get it."

Massu will play the first round against Steve Darcis and could face David Nalbandian, the seventh seed, in the second.

"I'm here to prove again that I can do the same but it's so difficult. Ask Federer and Nadal if it's easy or not?

"Nadal, Djokovic and Federer, they are the favourites. I also have a little pressure but I'm calm."

Massu and Gonzalez, have known each other since they were 10-year-olds and have not played much doubles together but they will try to take the gold again like in 2004.

"We always know what to do," he said. "We'll have some difficult matches but we're also difficult for the opponents." The tennis tournament starts on Sunday.


Article from EuroSport

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Nicolas Massu: They will have to get me out "dead" of the court

Fernando Gonzalez and Nicolas Massu in Athens 2004 Olympic Games
Nicolas Massu: They will have to get me out "dead" of the court

Nicolas Massu is going through one of the worst years of his career but the Chilean is very determinate to turn things around in Beijing where he will defend the gold medals in singles and doubles he won in Athens 2004.
Massu is ranked 125 in the world and to be able to play the Olympics he received a wild card but his ranking was not good enough.

He will arrive to China on Wednesday but before leaving he talk to the press.

"I'm prepared for the fight, battling for everything," said Massu, before boarding the plane.

"They will have to get me out "dead" of the court" Massu added.


Nicolas has lots of hopes put into Beijing, nothing is more beautiful than the possibility of defending in the stadium medals won four years ago, say the proud Chilean.

"It is my third Olympics, I have enough experience in that sense logically and it will be something unforgettable. We will be all the Chileans united , we are 27 athletes who are going, we are few, but I am ready to play on an equal basis with everyone, "he commented.

"Four years ago also had a dream that was to win a medal and I arrived with two gold. Today I am flying and I will arrive on Wednesday to Beijing with the same dream of winning a medal," he added.

Massu did not want to pay much atention to his bad moment recalling that before Athens he was also going through a tough time.

Massu pointed out to Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic as the big favourites for the Games, but said that many times he was favorite as well and he ended it up losing."

"I am a player who has oppotunities and Fernando Gonzalez as well. We are two athletes that when we play for our country pay, we try to do our best." He concluded.


Article from RPP Noticias
Photo credit should read ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Beijing 2008 Olympic Games: Who will take home Olympic glory?

Athens 2004 Olympic Games - Massu (gold Medal_ Fish(Silver) Gonzalez(Bronze)
Beijing 2008 Olympic Games: Who will take home Olympic glory?

Today I was reading an article on ITF Website about who will have more chances to win the Olympic Games next week in Beijing and it looks like the gold medal like on the womens side will be quite open for the taking.

If the Olympics Games were played a year ago or at the end of 2007 there will be no doubt that Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic will be the ones claiming medals... but in August 2008 things are not as they year 12 month ago in the tennis world...


It's true that The Olympic Games are special and different. It only happens every 4 years and the players are not just playing for themselves, like in a normal tournament, but they are playing for their countries, which some time can motivate them even more, like when they play the Davis Cup. The Olympics have more history than any other sport even and it's the dream for almost every athlete that compete to win a medal.

It's also true that some times during the Olympics we get surprised winners like in Athens 2004. Who would think that Nicolas Massu was going to take the gold medal... and after the amazing match he played. Or that Mardy Fish was going to take the silver???
I remember I was working at Patricio Apeys Tennis Academy that Sunday and Mr Apey along with other Chilean friends were watching the match and it was just great to see Massu coming back the way he did. I can say that they were very proud of their country that Sunday.

This year with can expect something like that to happen again, why not? All the players will play with their hearts and they will give everything they have for their country. In 2004 Federer was upset in the second round, and he is very determinate to take the gold this time but he is not playing his best, after losing to Nadal at Roland Garros and Wimbledon, he didn't look as good as he was but Federer is Federer and he is one of the Favorite even if he is not at the top of his game.
Rafael Nadal won 5 tournaments out of his last 6, he will be the new world number 1 in a couple of weeks and he is at the moment the player to beat. Will he carry this momentum to Beijing??? We will see in just 1 week...

Novak Djokovic, James Blake, David Nalbandian and David Ferrer are other top players to watch. They can all play on hard courts, Djkovic won his first Grand slam this year and even Blake and Nalbandian are not at their best when playing for their country they give all and have the experience to pull it off.

Outside the top ten there are dangerous players like Gonzalez (who won a Bronze Medal in Athens) Stepanek, Hewitt and Ljubicic, who can do big damage in the draw.
Also young rising players like Kevin Anderson and Kei Nishikori both had reached the finals of hard court tournaments, they received a wild card to go to Beijing along with Nicolas Massu, who is ranked 136 now and is not having a good year. But Massu was playing bad before Athens and he went to take the whole thing so don't count him out just yet.

So who will win this years Olympic Games??? it's very uncertain but I'm sure we will enjoy great matches and it will be very exiting to watch.

If you have your favorite for Beijing 2008 Olympic Games players leave us a comment...

Information from ITF Website


Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Umag Studena Croatia Open Tuesday Results and 7/16 Order of Play

Umag Studena Croatia Open
Umag Studena Croatia Open Tuesday Results and 7/16 Order of Play

Ivan Ljubicic, 5th seed in Umag, advanced today to the second round with a very convincing win over Russian, Kukushkin, in 2 sets losing only 3 games.

Marcos Daniel, 8th seed, needed to battle during 3 sets to defeat Carlos Berlocq from Argentina.

Misha Zverev and Maximo Gonzalez were among the winner on day 2 at the Croatia Open.

Check out all the scores from Umag Studena Croatia Open and Tuesday Order of Play...

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Singles - First Round
[5] I Ljubicic (CRO) d M Kukushkin (RUS) 61 62
[6] G Canas (ARG) vd N Massu (CHI) 75 62
[8] M Daniel (BRA) d C Berlocq (ARG) 63 46 64
M Zverev (GER) d [WC] L Belic (CRO) 62 63
D Gimeno-Traver (ESP) d O Patience (FRA) 62 62
M Gonzalez (ARG) d [Q] F Prpic (SWE) 75 63
V Troicki (SRB) d J Vanek (CZE) 63 61

Doubles - First Round
[1] D Skoch (CZE) / L Zovko (CRO) d R Karanusic (CRO) / B Pashanski (SRB) 60 62
[3] M Mertinak (SVK) / P Pala (CZE) d F Cipolla (ITA) / S Vagnozzi (ITA) 64 64
C Berlocq (ARG) / F Fognini (ITA) d [4] S Huss (AUS) / R Hutchins (GBR) 62 62

Umag Studena Croatia Open Tuesday Order of Play
Centre Court - Matches start at 4:30pm
Fernando VERDASCO (ESP) vs Mathieu MONTCOURT (FRA)

Not before 6:30pm
Carlos MOYA (ESP) vs Viktor TROICKI (SRB)
followed by
Filippo VOLANDRI (ITA) vs Fabio FOGNINI (ITA)

Grandstand - Matches start at 5:00pm
Mischa ZVEREV (GER) vs Marcos DANIEL (BRA)
followed by
Franko SKUGOR (CRO)/Antonio VEIC (CRO) vs Igor ANDREEV (RUS)/Daniel GIMENO-TRAVER (ESP)
followed by
Gianluca NASO (ITA)/Francesco PICCARI (ITA) vs Marcos DANIEL (BRA)/Nicolas MASSU (CHI)

Court 1 - Matches start at 5:00pm
Mirza BASIC (BIH)/Robert RAGUZ (CRO) vs Jaroslav LEVINSKY (CZE)/Filip POLASEK (SVK)

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Bastad Catella Swedish Open Qualy Results and 7/7 Order of Play

Bastad Catella Swedish Open
Bastad Catella Swedish Open Qualy Results and 7/7 Order of Play

The 4 players who made it through the Bastad Catella Swedish Open Qualy are the top 4 seeds.

Nicolas Massu, top seed, had no problems to get pass Norfeldt in 2 sets.
Daniel Koellerer, second seed, had to battle to take the firs set from Goransson but after that he storm to take the match in 2.

Marc Lopez, 3rd seed, also needed a tie break in the first set, like Koellerer, but made it into the main draw with a 2 set win over Przysiezny while Rehnquist, 4th seed, was the only one who needed 3 sets to advanced.

Check out all the scores from the Bastad Catella Swedish Open and Monday Order of Play.



Nicolas MASSU (CHI) def. H NORFELDT (SWE) 64 62
Björn REHNQUIST (SWE) def. Carl BERGMAN (SWE) 64 36 63
Daniel KOELLERER (AUT) def Tim GÖRANSSON (SWE) 76 61
Marc LOPEZ (ESP) def. Michal PRZYSIEZNY (POL) 76 63


Bastad Catella Swedish Open 7/7 Order of Play
Center Court
Start 12.00
Michal PRZYSIEZNY (POL) vs. Björn REHNQUIST (SWE)
Sergio ROITMAN (ARG) vs. Jarkko NIEMINEN (FIN)
Ervin ELESKOVIC (SWE) vs. Filippo VOLANDRI (ITA)
Steve DARCIS (BEL)/Olivier ROCHUS (BEL) vs. Simon ASPELIN (SWE)/Thomas JOHANSSON (SWE)

Court 1
Start 13.00
Nicolas MASSU (CHI) vs. Boris PASHANSKI (SRB)
Tommy ROBREDO (ESP)/Fernando VERDASCO (ESP) vs. Filip PRPIC (SWE)/Björn REHNQUIST (SWE)
Daniel KOELLERER (AUT)/Frank MOSER (GER) vs. Tomas BERDYCH (CZE)/Marat SAFIN (RUS)
Not before 17.30
Mikael PERNFORS vs. Joakim NYSTRÖM
Hans SIMONSSON vs. Magnus GUSTAFSSON

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Bastad Catella Swedish Open Qualy Results and 7/6 Order of Play

Bastad Catella Swedish Open
Bastad Catella Swedish Open Qualy Results and 7/6 Order of Play

Nicolas Massu, top seed at the Bastad Catella Swedish Open has made it easily into the second round. The 2004 Olympi gold medallist defeated Daniel Berta with a doubles 6-1.

Second seed, Daniela Koellerer also was a winner on day 1 of the qualy, he scored a win over David Nylen.

The other 6 seeded players (Norfeldt, Goransson, Lopez, Przysiezny, Rehnquist and Bergman) also advanced to the last round and will be fighting on Sunday for a place in the main draw.

Check out all the results from the Bastad Catella Swedish Open and the order of play for July 6th.


Bastad Catella Swedish Open Qualy Results 1st Round

(1) MASSU, Nicolas CHI def (WC) BERTA, Daniel SWE 61 61
(7) NORFELDT, Henrik SWE def (WC) BRYDOLF, Patrk SWE 46 64 76
(2) KOELLERER, Daniel AUT def NYLEN, David SWE 62 60
(6) GORANSSON, Tim SWE def GUSTAFSSON, Robert SWE 61 62
(3) LOPEZ, Marc ESP def (WC) NORD, David SWE 61 61
(5) PRZYSIEZNY, Michal POL def PURANEN, Arvid SWE 26 62 64
(4) REHNQUIST, Bjorn SWE def SODERBERG, Henrik SWE 63 60
(8) BERGMAN, Carl SWE def (WC) LINDELL, Christian SWE 62 63

Bastad Catella Swedish Open July 6th Order of Play

Court 1
Start 11.00
Nicolas MASSU (CHI) vs. H NORFELDT (SWE)

Court 2
Start 11.00
Björn REHNQUIST (SWE) vs. Carl BERGMAN (SWE)

Court 3
Start 11.00
Daniel KOELLERER (AUT) vs. Tim GÖRANSSON (SWE)

Court 4
Start 11.00
Marc LOPEZ (ESP) vs. Michal PRZYSIEZNY (POL)