Erste Bank Open, Vienna 2015 ATP 500

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  1. Billie

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    The Austrian capital of Vienna is the country's most populous city with 1.7 million residents and the nation's cultural, political and business centre. The Erste Bank Open, played each year in late October, is regularly frequented by the world's Top 10 players, with 18 of the 25 ATP World Tour's No. 1 players having competed in Vienna.

    October 19 - 25 2015
    Surface:  hard   Draw: single 32 double 16

    Top seeds are 1. David Ferrer  2. Kevin Anderson  3. John Isner  4. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
    5. Dominic Thiem  6. Gael Monfils  7. Ivo Karlovic  8.  Fabio Fognini

    Here is the full draw: http://www.atpworldtour.com/en/scores/current/vienna/337/draws
     
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    OOP for Monday; starting at 1:00pm local time:

    E. Gulbis vs L. Miedler (qualifier from Austria)

    R. Stepanek vs D. Novak

    J. Vesely vs G. Melzer

    I. Karlovic vs A. Seppi

    L. Rosol vs Y. Sugita (qualifier from Japan)
     
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    Today's winners were:  Karlovic, Gulbis, and 3 Czechs: Rosol, Stepanek, Vesely

    Some potentially nice matches tomorrow:

    Bellucci vs Monfils

    Thiem vs Janowicz

    Ferrer vs Ramos-Vinolas
     
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    Can Federer's Shanghai conquerer do anything against Ferrer?
     
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    I don't see why he wouldn't be a threat.  R-V might be on a high after his results in Shanghai.  Tennis players are like that, hot for a little while.

    I hope Thiem does well here at home.
     
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    Ferrer won it in 3 sets, R-V taking the 1st one 6:1.

    Darn it Dominic, I really thought he could do some damage here.  Monfils and Isner also won.

    For tomorrow we have:

    Gulbis vs Isner

    Tsonga vs Haas

    Haider-Maurer vs Anderson

    Dr Ivo vs Stakhovsky

    Mathieu vs F3

     
     
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    oy..maybe an idea would be to merge these atp250 threads..3 small tourneys on a new site at the quiet part of the season..(after usopen shanghai but before "the big finish")..but whatever. :unsure:  :)

    i don't even know which tourney tomic lost to baggy to, big win for the old boy,, not so good for Bernie in his top 15 quest, and grigor won somewhere as did young gun alexander zverev the other day..beating a 17yr old LOL evenyoungergun.
     
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    :scratch: Yeah, everything you mumbled here above is unrelated, were happening in Stockholm and not in Vienna.

    In Vienna today, Gulbis upset Isner. Ernie sunk to 110 ranking, this could ignite a comeback of some sort.
     
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    Yeah, I also read that Gulbis hit more aces than Isner.

    The winners today were also:  Karlovic, Anderson, Tsonga (3 setter against Haas), and F3 ( :yahoo: )

    Let's see who we have on schedule tomorrow:

    two Spaniards facing each other:  Ferrer vs Garcia-Lopez

    Vesely vs Anderson

    Tsonga vs Rosol

    Lorenzi vs Monfils

    Stepanek vs F3

    Janowicz vs Johnson

    All round 2 for the guys.
     
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    Quite an upset Gulbis beating Isner, Gulbis is so unpredictable - for some reason he seems to excel when Isner is across the net - beat him in monte carlo last year also - might Gulbis actually be the one ATP player who actually likes playing Isner? :) Benjamin Becker told me earlier this year that nobody enjoys playing Isner or Karlovic --
     
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    That players do not enjoy playing Isner or Karlovic is a compliment to their skills, I guess. :)   I fear for my favourites when they play either one of them as well.  Both are nice guys off court though.

    Gulbis is just that wired I'd assume.  He really needs to be up to facing a challenge and he can play really well.  He is not the most professional of tennis players otherwise he would have had more success, I always felt.
     
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    What happened to Tsonga?  Ferrer, Anderson, Monfils, F3 and Steve Johnson winners today.

     

    After taking out Isner, Gulbis will have a pleasure of facing Dr. Ivo next

    Johnson will take on Anderson

    Ferrer vs F3 ( :yahoo:  )

    Rosol vs Monfils

     

    let's see if Gulbis is on fire for a couple more matches, I'll also take Anderson, F3, and Gael tomorrow in the quarter finals.
     
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    I guess Tsonga was exhausted by jet lag
     
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    Gulbis beat Karlovic
     
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    Gulbis is in a zone against the big servers, it seems.  Ferrer beat F3 easily. :wacko:  How about Steve Johnson, that is a great win for him today. Gael needed 3 sets to beat Rosol.

    Gulbis has a nice opportunity to make the final, should be a slight favourite against Johnson.   Boy Ferrer vs Monfils could be an entertaining affair.
     
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    La Monf / Ferru should be great
     
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    Gulbis is down a set and a break, don't know if he can mount a comeback in this one.  Too many UFEs from his racquet.
     
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    Ha...just when I give up, Gulbis breaks back and they are now even in set #2.  That's the match on my TV.  The last 3 times Gulbis tried to lob Johnson, the attempts were really poor and Steve took care of them each time.
     
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    Well done Steve Johnson, he was the better player today in all categories.  Onto the final he goes. :good:
     
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    Johnson will develop further I think, because he started the pro-tour only after finishing college.

    Once he gets more confidence, I think he could settle into the top 30 for some time.

    All in all is a good week for the American tennis, with both Johnson and Sock making finals at the same time.
     
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