Dec 5th, 2012, 04:55 PM
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Re: TT #49b / ITF Potchefstroom 1, RSA 10K / Send picks for SFs, OOP is posted!
Preview of tournament in singles & doubles - Semifinals (Thursday)
Quarterfinals went pretty much as expected.
Blockbuster match between two seeds Meelis and Djezonfly was of highest quality with both players scoring best results of the day with Meelis edging it out in the end by TB1 decision.
Bad luck for the French.
In doubles, always vocal Spanish GOATS didn't manage to upset 4th seeds Meelis and SodaPop in entartaining batttle.
First seeds delicatecutter/Djezonfly lost dramaticly in TB1 decision to FORZA SARITA/peanuts.
Let's check what we have in store for tomorow:
fallansky (POL) vs. igralec33 (SLO) H2H = 0 : 0
fallansky ranked 143 versus igralec33, WTA Brisbane finalist ranked 54.
Polish player used momentum well and here he is in the semifinal against another hot player, 89 places higher ranked igralec33.
Both players haven't won a title this season and this is great opportunity.
igralec33 showed better form so far in Potchefstroom but semifinal has only 4 matches in order of play so fallansky has all the chances to continue with wins.
Tomorow it will be known who will start this new H2H with a win.
Monzanator (POL) vs. (2) Meelis (EST) H2H = 0 : 2
Monzanator ranked 70, WTA Tashkent champion against second seed Meelis, Olympic silver medalist and French Open quarterfinalist ranked 10.
Estonian is in great form and seems unstoppable here.
It's never easy to beat him and he proved it over years of playing this game.
Monzanator showed so far even better form in Potchefstroom having 1 more correct pick overal than his semifinal opponent.
Problem is that he never won against Meelis so far and last loss happened recently at Vendryne 15K.
Whoever wins it will be nice result for the end of season.
FORZA SARITA/peanuts (ITA/RUS) vs. buji/DiRenan (IND/BRA) H2H = 0 : 0
FORZA SARITA/peanuts with combined ranking of 227 versus buji/DiRenan with combined ranking of 247.
Italian/Russian combination is in excellent form reaching 3 challenger finals in short time since they play together, last final was last week.
However title still eludes them so it's obvious what they want here.
It's wonderful effort considering that FORZA SARITA has troubles reading order of play each day but still wins.
buji/DiRenan had walkover in the first round and used it well with winning quarterfinal match against diego36arg/Hidalgo.
This new doubles pair has a chance to immidiately reach final and prove that they are a perfect match.
Exciting day for both tomorow, no doubt!
(4) Meelis/SodaPop (EST/SIN) vs. (2) JustPetko/Monzanator (POL/POL) H2H = 1 : 2
Meelis/SodaPop, champions of Santiago 25K, WTA Eastbourne, Dothan 50K and Australian Open semifinalists with combined ranking of 77 versus JustPetko/Monzanator, champions of WTA Pune 125K, WTA Tashkent, WTA Pattaya and finalists of WTA Brisbane and WTA Guangzhou, with combined ranking of 43.
Even though Polish team leads H2H with 2-1, winning in R16 of Cincinnati 2011 and this year in QF of Guangzou, Meelis & SodaPop won their last meeting recently in QF of Vendryne 15K.
Now they will have a chance to even things out, especially because of great form they are in, winning last week in Santiago.
Very interesting match between 4 elite players is obviously match of the day!
Order of play has 4 matches, there is little room for risky picks but it's possible to be successul with such tactic.
Will anyone be brave enough to try it?
For sure it's going to be fun to find out!
So what do you think how these matches will go, you can post your predictions in thread.
Here are my predictions, will try to guess who wins.
igralec33 def. fallansky
Meelis def. Monzanator
buji/DiRenan def. FORZA SARITA/peanuts
Meelis/SodaPop def. JustPetko/Monzanator
Last edited by tennismaster8820 : Dec 5th, 2012 at 05:29 PM.
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