Friday, May 30, 2008

Roland Garros - Disastrous Day 5

What a day to forget for all our boys? Five Argentine player were in action and none of them actually WON!!! And this is happening on clay, I just can’t believe this.

Our best hope David NALBANDIAN was the biggest casualty among them all. He took on local boy, Jeremy CHARDY who stunned the 6th seeded in five sets. NALBANDIAN was on a roll taking the first two sets 6-3, 6-4. Then the unimaginable happen, when CHARDY stormed back to win the next three, 2-6, 1-6 & 2-6.
This was follow by Maximo GONZALEZ, Martin Vassallo ARGUELLO, Diego JUNQUEIRA & Juan Ignacio CHELA. Here are the results.

Maximo GONZALEZ lost to Mikhail YOUZHNY (RUS) 3-6, 2-6 & 2-6
Martin Vassallo ARGUELLO lost to Jarkko NIEMINEN (FIN) 5-7, 1-6, 6-3 & 7-6
Diego JUNQUEIRA lost to Ivan LJUBICIC (CRO) 3-6, 4-6 & 2-6
Juan Ignacio CHELA lost to Fernando VERDASCO (ESP) 5-7, 6-4, 3-6 & 5-7

The only survivor that is remaining in the Men’s Single is Eduardo SCHWANK who later take on 18th seeded Frenchmen Paul-Henri MATHIEU. It seems like this guys is a must watch, so we might just get an interesting match up with SCHWANK going against the local crowd as well.

Not to forget, some of our players are also still involved in the Men’s double. Hopefully we will get some better luck there.

1 comment:

Jodi said...

Mathieu is obviously the favourite for the match today, being seeded and all, but if I were a betting girl, I'd put my money on Schwank. He's on a hot run, having just won those three Challengers and then taking out Moya and Granollers.

And also Mathieu nearly went down to Oscar Hernandez yesterday - so if nothing else, he'll be tired from the five sets!