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Post Info TOPIC: Week 3 - Challenger 80 (€46,600+H) - Open BLOT, Rennes, France (indoor hard)


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Week 3 - Challenger 80 (€46,600+H) - Open BLOT, Rennes, France (indoor hard)


He's only been & gone & done it:

SF:  James Ward WR 313 defeated (3) Danilo Petrovic (SRB) WR 166 by 7-6(7) 7-6(4)  biggrin  jump.gif

Kamke (13/WR 248) or the unseeded Frenchman, Arther Rinderknech (WR 329), in the final.



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That's going to be a huge jump in the rankings - around 50 places to WR264 according to OER

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Great win. I assume he will withdraw from Newport next week

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Brilliant stuff !



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the addict wrote:

That's going to be a huge jump in the rankings - around 50 places to WR264 according to OER


Final ( biggrin ):  Arthur Rinderknech (FRA) WR 329 (CH = 319 last August) vs James Ward WR 313 



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the addict wrote:

That's going to be a huge jump in the rankings - around 50 places to WR264 according to OER


 A final win would put him top 240. A lot to play for 



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Who is this guy and what has he done with James Ward! Wouldnt have thought at the beginning of the week hed have made the final and also be the higher ranked player.

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Don't know much about Arthur Rinderknech - pretty sure he's been over in the States at college, Texas somewhere, and did a Masters/MBA or something there too.

He's quite tall and plays a rather stilted game, decent serve but a bit leggy and gangly, rather like James, in fact.

Dino's got a good chance.....

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Madadman wrote:

Who is this guy and what has he done with James Ward! Wouldnt have thought at the beginning of the week hed have made the final and also be the higher ranked player.


Really, all I did was leave James out of my GB top 10. I thought that would get to James and really spur him on. So a little credit to James himself too   



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Stircrazy wrote:
the addict wrote:

That's going to be a huge jump in the rankings - around 50 places to WR264 according to OER


Final ( biggrin ):  Arthur Rinderknech (FRA) WR 329 (CH = 319 last August) vs James Ward WR 313 


 Wardy final is not before 3.30 pm local time today, so mid pm uk time. 



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Deano lost the first set 7-5 and a break 1-0 down in 2nd set.



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I had a sneaking suspicion it would end in tears:

Final:  Arthur Rinderknech (FRA) WR 329 defeated James Ward WR 313 by 5 & 4  cry

Still a good week for Dino, but an even better one for the Frenchman!  hmm



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Only saw two balls of that match. Shame for James, but a great week, and pretty close score in the final, even though he lost 5-7 4-6

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