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Basel, Switzerland

This week, Evgeny plays in Switzerland, at the Davidoff Swiss Indoors.

He will have to go through two qualification rounds before getting to the main draw. He is the #1 seed of the qualies, and will make his debuts there against a young local player, [WC]S.EHRAT

The complete qualies draw is available : here


[1]E.KOROLEV (RUS) def [WC]S.EHRAT (SUI) 6/1 6/0

Next round he will be opposed to [7]J. HAJEK (CZE).


[1]E.KOROLEV (RUS) def [7]J. HAJEK (CZE) 6/3 6/1

With this second win, Zhenya gets in the main draw, where he will face S.BOLLELI (ITA) in the first round.

The main draw is available : here


[Q]E.KOROLEV (RUS) def S.BOLLELI (ITA) 3/6 7/6(4) 6/2

Next round he will face J.CHARDY (FRA).


[Q]E.KOROLEV (RUS) def J.CHARDY (FRA) 6/4 7/6(1)

His next opponent will be the toughest one of all, R.FEDERER (SUI).


[1]R.FEDERER (SUI) def [Q]E.KOROLEV (RUS) 6/3 6/2

Zhenya played a solid first set, only getting broken when he made two double faults and an unforced error in the middle of the set, in a really bad game, before regaining his focus.

Unfortunetaly, and despite a few great shots, he’s been a little less consistant in the second set, and against Federer it usually translates in an instant punishment. Zhenya lost his serve twice, and then the match.


November 1, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment