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IW Miami: *Bolelli vs. Davydenko 16.00*

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by Ruggs (U11132090) 24 March 2008
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The Masters Series hits Miami and the Italians are in action.

Simone Bolelli, Men's Singles
Projected Road to the Final
R1: Giraldo 6-3 7-5
R2: Kohlscreiber [26] 6-4 6-3
R3: Davydenko [4] 7-6(5) 0-0 -IN PLAY-
R4: Monaco [18]
QF: Youzhny [11]
SF: Federer [1]
F: Nadal [2]

Simone Bolellli (55) will play Nikolay Davydenko for a place in the fourth round. Although this is an excellent run, it is just a repeat of last year’s performance, so unless he wins tomorrow, he will not add to his points tally.

Bolelli has had some good results this year. He reached the semifinal of the Wrocklaw Challenger (beating Kunitsyn, Montcourt, Stakhovsky) before losing to the eventual champion Vliegen. In the ATP Zagreb tournament, he reached the semifinals (beating Rochus, Cilic, Scheuttler) but lost to Stakhovsky, who would become champion.
Where as last year he was outside the top 100, the 23 year-old from Bologna has halved that, reaching a career high ranking of 53 earlier this year.

Elsewhere in the draw there was disappointment for Volandri (42) and Starace (37) who crashed out in the first-round. While Andreas Seppi (46) went one stage further as he overcame Gicquel in three but lost to ninth seed James Blake 5 and 3.

AMSTV will be providing live coverage of the 2008 Sony Ericsson Open.

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posted Mar 31, 2008

Gotta be Frogwatch, plenty of entertainment there. <ok>

Incidentally has anyone seen a picture of Monfils in the press in the last six months that doesn't make him look like a crazed loon about to go on a killing spree?

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posted Mar 31, 2008

Let's try French watch - they're becoming a bit of a power in both singles and doubles at the minute. I could definitely see them winning the Davis Cup this year.

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posted Mar 31, 2008

Mathieu since being with Matts Wilander start showing some improvements. He was gutted last year when the French Tennis assoc withdrew his trainer Thierry Champion. PHM used to have Thierry Champion as a trainer but he was moved to help Monfils. PHM was really upset and Team Lagardere (French media tycoon) one of the biggest sporting sponsor in France intervened and got the service of RG triple winner Matt Wilander (and you thought the LTA was a mess)

Translated by google: “In his statements to L'Equipe, Mats Wilander said wanting to cross a significant bearing native of Strasbourg. "I am well placed to know the importance of Roland Garros, said whoever was looking for a new job in relation to the french tennis. I even have a little idea of why Yannick (Noah) is the last French to have won Roland Garros. And I think I can help a player to be french his successor. "

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posted Mar 31, 2008

<whistle> A taxi for Jo <whistle>. I was wrong on that one. JWT got taken to the cleaner by Julien
<smiley>

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posted Mar 31, 2008

So what's this thread going to turn into know all the Italians are out?
French, Russian, American?

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posted Mar 31, 2008

Spanish?

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posted Mar 31, 2008

My last suggestion was Croat watch.
Or how about weasel watch or vole watch, or beaver watch or badger watch?

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posted Mar 31, 2008

Weasel watch!! (Back to Andy Murray then! Bad Debs. <blush>)

<biggrin>

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posted Apr 1, 2008

Debs/sofa see what's happen when you posting a smart comment!! everybody goes back to their hut

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posted Apr 1, 2008

Soorrryyy. *giggles*

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