Barcelona Open, Barcelona, Spain, ATP 500

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  1. Moxie

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    DATE:
    Apr 18 - Apr 24, 2016
    SURFACE: Clay
    PRIZE MONEY: €2,152,690
    FIELD SIZE: 48
    DEFENDING CHAMPION: Kei Nishikori

    Seeds:

    1 R. Nadal
    2 K. Nishikori
    3 D. Ferrer
    4 R. Gasquet
    5 R. Bautista Agut
    6 B. Paire
    7 F. Lopez
    8 V. Troicki
    9 P. Cuevas
    10 P. Kohlschreiber
    11 A. Dolgopolov
    12 F. Fognini
    13 J. Chardy
    14 J. Sousa
    15 T. Bellucci
    16 A. Kuznetsov

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    About Barcelona

    Barcelona, with 4.7 million inhabitant's is the second most-populace city in Spain, and 7th most in the E.U. It is a major cultural capital in Europe, as well as home to a pretty popular football club, FC Barcelona. A major feature of Barcelona is its "modernist" architecture by Antoni Gaudi, particularly the as-yet unfinished Sagrada Familia Cathedral, La Pedrera Apartments and the whimsical Parq Guell, and the city is also home to the museums of Picasso, Mirò and Tapiès, all local-boys-made-good. Although beautifully situated on the Mediterranean, for much of its history Barcelona was known as "the city that turns its back on the sea." This has changed in the last two decades, with the city embracing its beaches and waterfronts. La Barceloneta, one such rejuvenated neighborhood, is now a very popular beach in summer, as well has having numerous seaside restaurants with the best fish and best paella in town. On the upper end of food, Barcelona is the epicenter of one of the most innovative food movements in the new century, spearheaded by Ferran Adria and his ElBulli restaurant.

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    Manacor's bull could meet old nemesis the Fog again...
     
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    That would presume F3 would make it to the third round, which he hasn't done since Jan. He's 3-5 on the year. Must be the impending wedding.
     
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    I think he was only the 2015 nemesis, anyway.
     
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    It happened in Barcelona yesterday :)
     
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    Results Wire:

    Inigo Cervantes bt Franko Skugor 6/3 6/4
    Evgeny Donskoy bt Facundo Bagnis 7/5 7/6(5)
    Victor Estrella Burgos bt Mikhail Kukushkin 3/6 6/2 6/2
    Teymuraz Gabashvili bt Nicolas Almagro 1/6 7/6(3) 6/2
    Malek Jaziri bt Hyeon Chung 6/3 6/4
    Karen Khachanov bt Aljaz Bedene 3/6 6/3 7/6(2)
    Albert Montanes bt Roberto Carballes Baena 6/3 6/3
    Radek Stepanek bt Santiago Giraldo 6/4 7/5
    Alexander Zverev bt Jan-Lennard Struff 6/4 6/3
     
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    Nice to see the old campaigner Victor Estrella Burgos progressing.

    Also, Zverev progresses to the next round and Almagro out.

     
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    I think I picked Victor to win his first round, but sad to see Chung losing.
     
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    OOP for tomorrow:

    Tuesday, April 19, 2016
    Day 4
    Pista Central Starts at 11:00 am
    1st Rd Pablo Carreno Busta VS Denis Istomin
    Not Before 1:30 pm
    1st Rd Marcel Granollers VS Daniel Munoz de la Nava
    Followed By
    2nd Rd (5) Roberto Bautista Agut VS (Q) Karen Khachanov
    Followed By
    1st Rd Albert Ramos-Vinolas VS (WC) Jaume Munar

    Pista 1 Starts at 11:00 am

    1st Rd (Q) Marton Fucsovics VS Ernests Gulbis
    Followed By
    2nd Rd Evgeny Donskoy VS (11) Alexandr Dolgopolov
    Followed By
    1st Rd Feliciano Lopez Marc Lopez VS Edouard Roger-Vasselin Nenad Zimonjic
    Followed By
    2nd Rd (6) WC Benoit Paire VS Teymuraz Gabashvili
    Not Before 6:00 pm
    1st Rd (1) Ivan Dodig Marcelo Melo VS (WC) Pablo Cuevas Marcel Granollers
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    Pista 2 Starts at 11:00 am
    1st Rd Rajeev Ram VS Mikhail Youzhny
    Followed By
    1st Rd (Q) Pedro Cachin VS Ivan Dodig
    Followed By
    1st Rd Thiemo de Bakker VS (WC) Elias Ymer
    Followed By
    2nd Rd (13) Jeremy Chardy VS Victor Estrella Burgos
    Pista 3 Starts at 1:00 pm
    1st Rd (Q) Oliver Marach Fabrice Martin VS Daniel Nestor Radek Stepanek
    Followed By
    1st Rd Treat Huey Max Mirnyi VS Robert Lindstedt Alexander Peya
     
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    So do I, Moxie.
     
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    Gulbis lost
     
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    Safe to say Ernie is a busted flush... remember the days on the old tennis.com boards when he was hailed as the second coming by some?
     
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    Ha! I barely do, but I remember Janowicz...he's 108 now. I don't see how Monfils gets called a clown so often. Gulbis IS a clown.
    BTW, Ferrer and Gasquet have dropped out. Renzo Olivo and Roger-Vasselin take their respective slots.
     
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    OOP for tomorrow:

    Wednesday, April 20, 2016
    Day 5
    Pista Central Starts at 11:00 am
    2nd Rd (15) Thomaz Bellucci VS Alexander Zverev
    Not Before 1:30 pm
    2nd Rd Thiemo de Bakker VS (2) Kei Nishikori
    Followed By
    2nd Rd (1) Rafael Nadal VS Marcel Granollers
    Followed By
    2nd Rd Ivan Dodig VS (7) Feliciano Lopez
    Followed By
    2nd Rd Albert Ramos-Vinolas VS (9) Pablo Cuevas

    Pista 1 Starts at 11:00 am

    2nd Rd (12) Fabio Fognini VS Mikhail Youzhny
    Followed By
    2nd Rd (10) Philipp Kohlschreiber VS Pablo Carreno Busta
    Followed By
    2nd Rd (WC) Albert Montanes VS (14) Joao Sousa
    Followed By
    2nd Rd Inigo Cervantes VS (16) Andrey Kuznetsov
    Followed By
    QF Lukasz Kubot/Marcin Matkowski VS (2) Bob Bryan/Mike Bryan
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    Pista 2 Starts at 11:00 am
    2nd Rd Malek Jaziri VS (LL) Renzo Olivo
    Followed By
    2nd Rd (Q) Marton Fucsovics VS (8) Viktor Troicki
    Followed By
    2nd Rd (LL) Edouard Roger-Vasselin VS (Q) Radek Stepanek
    Followed By
    1st Rd (3) Jamie Murray/Bruno Soares VS Henri Kontinen/John Peers
    Followed By
    1st Rd (WC) Pablo Carreno Busta/David Marrero VS (4) Rohan Bopanna/Jean-Julien Rojer
     
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