Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Face Of The Day

Juan Monaco of Argentina gestures during to a match against Jeremy Chardy of France during the ATP Paris Masters tennis tournament on November 10, 2009.
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Juan Monaco of Argentina gestures during to a match against Jeremy Chardy of France during the ATP Paris Masters tennis tournament on November 10, 2009.

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Singles - Second Round
[6] N Davydenko (RUS) d B Becker (GER) 62 61
[7] F Verdasco (ESP) d A Seppi (ITA) 67(3) 64 64
[8] J Tsonga (FRA) d A Montanes (ESP) 61 75
[11] G Simon (FRA) d I Ljubicic (CRO) 63 36 76(4)

Singles - First Round
N Almagro (ESP) d M Chiudinelli (SUI) 62 64
[Q] D Guez (FRA) d S Wawrinka (SUI) 63 64
J Monaco (ARG) d J Chardy (FRA) 76(6) 75
J Benneteau (FRA) d P Petzschner (GER) 46 75 63
[Q] A Clement (FRA) d F Lopez (ESP) 63 61

Doubles - First Round
B Soares (BRA) / K Ullyett (ZIM) d P Cuevas (URU) / O Marach (AUT) 61 76(6)
M Granollers (ESP) / T Robredo (ESP) d J Del Potro (ARG) / F Gonzalez (CHI) 76(2) 62
C Kas (GER) / P Kohlschreiber (GER) d J Monaco (ARG) / R Nadal (ESP) 46 75 15-13 - saved 2 M.P
J Kerr (AUS) / T Parrott (USA) d M Damm (CZE) / J Erlich (ISR) 63 64
J Brunstrom (SWE) / J Rojer (AHO) d [WC] S Grosjean (FRA) / F Santoro (FRA) 63 36 10-5

The roaring crowd lifted him over the finish line.

Say what you will about Gilles Simon but, on one leg, he gutted out a victory over Ivan Ljubicic who, after the battle, couldn't get out of there fast enough.

It's tough losing a tight match in a final-set breaker to a player on one leg. Especially when you actually have a serve.

Despite his frail frame and wisp of weaponry, Simon has gonads.

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It was shocking to see how Arnaud Clement tore Feliciano Lopez a new hole.

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, the defending champ, got through, Julien Benneteau outlasted a choking Philipp Petzschner, and David Guez, a homegrown qualifier, upset Stanislas Wawrinka.

Not a bad day for France, Jeremy Chardy the only casualty.

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3 comments:

Helen W said...

Did anyone else watch the Nadal -- Almagro match? I found it almost unwatchable. Winning and losing ugly.

Rafa's game is still way below his previous level. I have no idea what is going on with him, but even though he won, it was not an inspiring performance.

Karen said...

@HelenW, I watched the match and I have to agree, it was a really rather ugly match. Kudos to him for winning but this was a really ugly match.

Graf_sampras said...

Juan Monaco should be a fashion model or in movies..lol. he should be in a remake of "THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA"...

as Meryl Streep's "NEW MISTER PRIESTLY"..hehe...