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ATP Matches of the Day - 10/06/10

by pottiella (U7028587) 10 June 2010
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A daily update on the key matchups to look out for in the upcoming day of play on the ATP Tour.

**Matches will be ordered by approximate timing of play rather than appearance by court. Therefore there may be some overlap of matches.

Not all matches played will be featured.
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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ London (Queens) - Halle ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

AEGON CHAMPIONSHIPS, London R3 - The Queens field converges on each other as the 3rd round sees a stunning lineup that resembles a Masters 1000.

With the world no 1, 3 and 4 leading the lineup, and a simply delicious set of names following them, it sets us up for a day of quite compelling matchups, specifically on grass.

Lets just hope the sun shines over the Queen's Club to allow them to entertain us.

Not Before 12:30(BST)
Centre Court - A.Roddick vs D.Sela
Court 1 - J.Benneteau vs F.Lopez

Followed by**
Centre Court - R.Nadal vs D.Istomin
Court 1 - M.Cilic vs M.Llodra
Court 9 - S.Querrey vs M.Granollers

Followed by**
Centre Court - A.Murray vs M.Fish
Court 1 - R.Gasquet vs R.Schuettler

Followed by**
Centre Court - N.Djokovic vs X.Malisse

Full Schedule of Play:
www.lta.org.uk/Watch/AEGON-B...

Full Men's Draw:
www.lta.org.uk/3G/Tournament...

Live Scoring: www.protennislive.com/frames...
GERRY WEBER OPEN, Halle R2 - The second round wraps up today, with Federer and Davydenko adding sparkle to the lineup; while the matchups themselves have more to them than meets the eye.

The question is - on grass - can anyone stop Federer?

Not Before 11:00(BST)
Center Court - P.Kohlschreiber vs M.Chiudinelli

Followed by**
Center Court - J.Melzer vs M.Zverev

Not Before 15:00(BST)
Center Court - R.Federer vs A.Falla

Followed by**
Center Court - N.Davydenko vs B.Becker

Full Schedule of Play:
www.gerryweber-open.de/en/re...

Full Men's Draw:
www.gerryweber-open.de/en/re...

Live Scoring: www.protennislive.com/frames...

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posted Jun 10, 2010

To be clear the referee called it a day not Fish.

The standards by which world class sportsmen are measured are not the same as those for numpties like me. Look at Nadal, look at Federer, heck look at Del Potro if you can stomach it. How often do you see them miss something frustrating, take a swish of the racquet and then shank five straight points with a load of muttering in between.

Never that's when. And that can be learned. And Andy should learn it.

And I was serious about the way Murray squandered a golden opportunity to come off court looking every bit the home boy and the defending champion. He could have had a standing ovation if he'd handled it right, rather than people stuffing their bags and heading for the exits whispering "is he STILL banging on at the umpire?" to each other.

Bad PR. Bad psychology.

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posted Jun 10, 2010

It's obvious that these two tournaments in Britain need to be relocated to Glasgow - it's still light here at half nine - can see Edinburgh in the distance, and even Oslo..

Matches start at 6pm, on Glasgow Green, lager/vodka instead of Pimms - Fish would be in the Clyde by now as well..

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posted Jun 10, 2010

BBC quoting you Pottiella - but making you sound a little confused!


"Federer and Davydenko adding sparkle to the Queen's lineup; while the matchups themselves have more to them than meets the eye"
pottiella

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comment by RAF (U13830415)

posted Jun 10, 2010

I think we're annoyed at very different things biscuits - you're talking about how Andy handled what Mardy started...I'm talking about what Mardy started.

I don't think his manner is anything to debate really, we've discussed it time and again...and where the 'calling off' is concerned, yes its ht umpire who calls it off, but at the request of Mardy...and why?

Whether you blame the umpire for accepting the request or blame Mardy for initiating it at his own cowardly opportunism.

Like I said, I like fish and didnt expect it from him, so perhaps that is what has rubbed me up the wrong way...

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posted Jun 10, 2010

Well, it's up to Andy tomorrow to come out and express his feelings in a positive fashion and wipe the floor with him..

It's as well I didn't see any of it...

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posted Jun 10, 2010

How would Murray have received a standing ovation for leaving the court without comment? You can see from the BBC clip that the crowd reacted well to Murray's complaints, since everyone in question wanted more tennis.

It didn't feel like an uncontrolled, angry rant - just a series of reasonable points.

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posted Jun 10, 2010

There was no upside for Andy in so publicly arguing with the umpire and he should have exited with at most a quiet comment.

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posted Jun 10, 2010

I think there was an upside to Andy arguing with the umpire - venting his spleen will let him sleep easier tonight. He will wake tomorrow still mindful of Mardy playing the slippery eel.

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posted Jun 10, 2010

Difficult to argue privately in such a situation, Bonzo winkeye

There should be parity across the tournaments so that they can remove subjective rulings about what is deemed to be 'dark'.

Fish and perhaps Llodra tomorrow. I fear for him.

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