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Sargsian def. Prinosil 6-1 6-2 :rolleyes:
Dupuis def. A. Beck 6-4 6-4
Lisnard def. Kohlmann 6-1 6-0 :rolleyes:
Martin def. Etlis 6-2 6-3
Gremelmayr def. Massu 4-6 7-5 7-6 (6) :D
Draper def. Ancic 6-3 6-3
Nadal def. Carraz 7-6 (8) 3-6 6-3 :)
Voinea def. Gross 4-6 6-1 6-4
Volandri def. Calatrava 6-4 6-2
Labadze def. Savolt 6-4 4-6 6-2
Zib def. Boutter 4-0 ret.
Larkham def. Björkman 7-6 (5) 6-2 :(
Beck def. Kunitsyn 6-4 4-6 6-3
Mutis def. Valent 6-3 1-6 6-1
Luczak def. Horna 6-4 7-6 (0)
Armando def. Vahaly 6-1 3-6 7-5

Report to follow. :)
 

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Here's the report:

Admission was free. :) There are also a lot of improvements courtside, you can now attend all the practice courts where I saw tons of players - see below. Matches left out = I saw only a few points.

Sargsian def. Prinosil 6-1 6-2

Drawing Prinosil on clay is like getting a bye. Just terrible. Sargsian played well.

Dupuis def. Andreas Beck 6-4 6-4

Cosidering that Beck is only 17, he played well. But compared to Nadal he's a nobody. No professional material yet. Dupuis played badly but it was enough

Lisnard def. Kohlmann 6-1 6-0

40 minutes. See first match.

Martin def. Etlis 6-2 6-3

Etlis replaced Waske, but I don't know why. Martin was good, while clay is hardly Etlis' favourite surface as he's serve and volleyer. Easy win.

Gremelmayr def. Massu 4-6 7-5 7-6 (6) 3 hours 5 minutes MATCH OF THE DAY !!!

Great match. Gremelmayr is 21 years old, left-handed and no. 360 in Entry List, but today he played like top 50. Maybe it was just an accident ;), but anyway all credit to him for pulling this out. :) He has a typical lefty game with a great forehand and good returning.
Massu is a bit nuts. :eek: He talks to himself all the time. And he always demands 4 balls when serving, yawn.
Massu served for the match at 5-4 in the 2nd set, but G. fought back very convincingly and took the next 4 games. He fell behind again in the third but came back once more. A lot of great rallies. The "crowd" (OK, 200 people) really got into the match.
In the tie-break G. led 6-3 but gave the MP's away. But he got a 4th won and took it with a great point.
Hopefully he can keep it up tomorrow as he's the only German left in the quali draw.

Draper def. Ancic 6-3 6-3

Draper played very well, especially on the backhand side and and the net. He's also a nice guy on court, absolutely fair play. Nice to see. :)
Ancic had too many errors and nothing was really working, not even the serve. Draper dominated the whole match, expect the very last game where Ancic had 6 break-points, but finally Draper his 4th MP to win this.

Nadal def. Carraz 7-6 (8) 3-6 6-3

Not a very good match, still Nadal was impressive. He had very good nerves, was confident throughout the match and didn't show signs of being tired, which Carraz did in the 3rd.
Carraz served for the first set at 6-5 and had 2 set-points but he threw them away and Nadal took the thrilling tie-break. Sets 2 and 3 were decided by early breaks. Nadal seemed to choke in the last game when he fell behind 0-40 but with the kind help of Carraz he served it out.

Voinea def. Gross 4-6 6-1 6-4

Good match. Credit to Gross, he really fought until the very end and played better than I expected, but Voinea was just a bit more consistent.

Labadze def. Savolt 6-4 4-6 6-2

Tons of breaks in this one. Not very high quality. Labadze was really upset when he lost the 2nd but then dominated in the 3rd.

Zib def. Boutter 4-0 ret.

Sorry, no idea what happened to Boutter. It was over too fast.

Larkham def. Björkman 7-6 (5) 6-2

Jonas was rather sad to watch. He fought very well, especially in the first set, but his shots just lacked power and didn't put Larkham under pressure. And he didn't hold serve once in the 2nd set.
In fact Larkham, who played solid tennis, should have won even easier. He was lucky though in the tie-break which Jonas gave him with a terrible error.

Luczak def. Horna 6-4 7-6 (0)

Horna was terrible. He made so many errors. Luczak was only a bit better, he should have won much easier. In the tie-break Horna received a point penalty, then it was over fast.
BTW: Lleyton and his parents were watching this.

Armando def. Vahaly 6-1 3-6 7-5

Quite a good match. Armando led 4-1 in the 3rd but Vahaly fought back and saved match-points at 4-5. But overall a deserved win for Armando.

Apart from, I saw the folowing players on practice courts and elsewhere:

Guga, Younes, JMG, Spadea, Zabaleta and Lapentti, Gonzales, Koubek, Youzhny and Robredo, Chela, Henman and Blake, Burgsmüller and PHM, Hrbaty, Fish and Ginepri, Gaudio and Lee, Coria.

If you have any questions, please ask. :)
 

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thank you so much for the report...

Blake :drool: Ginepri :drool: JMG :drool:

Vahaly :sad:
Ancic :sad:
 

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Does Nicolas Kiefer play here??
 
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