Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Albiceleste At The US Open – Day 1

Whenever there is a Grand Slam only two things come to mind, Roger FEDERER and Rafael NADAL. And it could be the most likely scenario at the 2007 US Open but the fact is there is plenty of class and talent among those flying the Argentina flag to dispatch either of them.

In the Men’s Single event, only Guillermo CANAS (14th seed) came out with a win after defeating Ruben Ramirez HIDALGO from Spain 6-3, 4-6, 7-5 & 6-3. While two other Argentines Juan Pablo GUZMAN and Sergio ROITMAN were both eliminated by Jonas BJORKMAN and Richard GASQUET respectively.
In the Women’s Single, it all came to end for Gisela DULKO after she crashing in straight set to Alona BONDARENKO from Ukraine 4-6 & 3-6. This must be a bitter disappointment for her after freshly wining The Forest Hills Women’s Tennis Classic recently.

Here are the results involving from Day 1

Men’s Single – First Round

Juan-Pablo GUZMAN lost Jonas BJORKMAN (SWE) 3-6, 6-7 & 2-6

Guillermo CANAS def Ruben Ramirez HIDALGO (ESP) 6-3, 4-6, 7-5 & 6-3

Sergio ROITMAN lost Richard GASQUET (FRA) 5-7, 1-6 & 2-6

Women’s Single – First Round

Gisela DULKO lost Alona BONDARENKO (UKR) 4-6 & 3-6

Jorgelina CRAVERO lost Aravane REZAI (FRA) 3-6 & 5-7

Day 2 will promise to have more action, as two other Albiceleste hopeful will begam their campaign. 24th seed David NALBANDIAN will face Spaniard Ivan Navarro PASTOR while fast rising 23rd seed Juan MONACO will take on Edouard Roger-VASSELLIN from France. There will also be an All-Albiceleste clash between Jose ACASUSO and Martin Vassallo ARQUELLO.

The following is the list of fixtures involving our players from Day 2

David NALBANDIAN vs. Ivan Navarro PASTOR (ESP)


Juan Ignacio CHELA vs. Michael McCLUNE (USA)


Jose ACASUSO vs. Martin Vassallo ARQUELLO

Juan MONACO vs. Edouard Roger-VASSELLIN (FRA)

Juan Martin DEL POTRO vs. Nicolas MAHUT (FRA)

Agustin CALLERI Vs. Andreas SEPPI (ITA)

Good luck to all of them!!!

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