ZhenyaSupporters' Blog

Hamburg, Germany

After playing some Bundesliga matches last sunday in Amberg, Zhenya will be back on the ATP Tour in the Hamburg qualifications.

He is seed #4 of the qualies’ draw, and will face tomorrow, saturday, J.REISTER (GER) in his first match.

The draw is available : here

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[4]E.KOROLEV (RUS) def J.REISTER (GER) 6/3 7/6(6)

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*picture, courtesy of Truc

His next opponent will be [12]S.KOUBEK (AUT).

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[4]E.KOROLEV (RUS) def [12]S.KOUBEK (AUT) 6/2 6/2

Zhenya ousted the #12 seed of qualifications in just an hour, in a pretty solid match. He therefore booked his ticket for the main draw, where he will be opposed to another qualifier, the spaniard P.RIBA.

The complete main draw is available : here

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[Q]P.RIBA (ESP) def [Q]E.KOROLEV (RUS) 7/6(3) 6/2

After losing a chaotic (three rain delays) and tight first set, Zhenya made a good start in the second set leading 2/0 with the possibility of breaking Riba again. But after a few missed occasions Riba came back and took the lead scoring 3 games in a row… then 4, then 5, then the match got wrapped up by the spaniard.

With only 36% of points won on his first serve in the second set, we can safely state that Zhenya’s game was missing today.

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July 18, 2009 - Posted by | Hard Court Season

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