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03
Mar
11

Argentina are almost perfect at home.

The last time Argentina played at home was in 2009 first round victory against Netherlands. Since returning to the World Group, in 2002, Argentina has never lost in the first round and has an 11-1 record as the home team. Their only loss came in the 2008 Davis Cup Final, against Spain, in Mar del Plata, also the only time Argentina played outside Buenos Aires.

The full draw is listed below.

Friday

R1: David Nalbandian (ARG) v Adrian Ungur (ROU)

R2: Juan Monaco (ARG) v Victor Hanescu (ROU)

Saturday

R3: Juan Ignacio Chela/Eduardo Schwank (ARG) v Victor Hanescu/Horia Tecau (ROU)

Sunday

R4: David Nalbandian (ARG) v Victor Hanescu (ROU)

R5: Juan Monaco (ARG) v Adrian Ungur (ROU)

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11
Aug
10

Polansky and Canada’s hopes for a winner are gone.

Peter Polansky was ousted from the tournament on Wednesday, falling 6-4, 7-6 to Romanian Victor Hanescu at Rexall Centre in Toronto. The 22-year-old from nearby Thornhill, Ont., was the last Canadian standing in the main draw of the $2.43 million (U.S.) event at York University.

It has been more than 50 years since a Canadian won the title. Robert Bedard won the championship in 1958, which was his second straight win at the event.

Polansky was one of four Canadian players granted a wildcard entry. He had opened with an upset win over Austrian Jurgen Melzer, becoming the first Canadian in seven years to beat a player ranked in the top 15 at his home tournament.

26
Jun
10

Officials investigating an ugly incident on court 18.

Wimbledon officials have begun their investigation into the incident in which Romanian Victor Hanescu apparently spat at the crowd before quitting his third-round men’s singles match.

The 28-year-old from Bucharest had won the opening two sets on tie-breaks and had match points in the third. But a tie-break went against him and his German opponent Daniel Brands then levelled the Court 18 match by taking the fourth set 6-3.

Hanescu fell behind in the deciding set before the apparent spitting incident amid suggestions that he had been heckled by spectators.

He then appeared to deliberately foot-fault and double-fault before retiring from the match, citing a leg injury for which he received treatment at court-side during the match.

Four spectators were arrested on Court 18 but it is not known whether the incidents were linked.

In a statement, Championships referee Andrew Jarrett said: “Victor Hanescu retired from the match due to a leg injury. The referee’s office is reviewing further information from this match.”

Jarrett began his investigation this morning but there is unlikely to be a swift conclusion.

Hanescu, who was given a seeding when Ivo Karlovic withdrew on the eve of the event, is not playing in the men’s or mixed doubles and left the Championships immediately after ending his singles match.

“We have started the process of looking into exactly what happened,” said a spokesman for the All England Club.

“The umpire issued a code violation for unsportsmanlike conduct that covers things like spitting and swearing.

“The referee will be talking to the umpire and anyone else who can shed light on the incident.

“The umpire’s report will obviously be considered along with any other witnesses that we have from our side and then the referee will obviously look at those and any other footage he’s got available to him with his colleagues.”

A spokesman for the Association of Tennis Professionals, who run the men’s game, said there would be no comment from the organisation until after grand slam supervisors and referees complete their investigation.

A Scotland Yard spokeswoman said four men were being questioned under the Public Order Act after Hanescu had complained to officers.

The spokeswoman said: “Police were called to Court 18 following a disturbance.

“Four youths were arrested. They have all been taken to a south London station under Section 5 of the Public Order Act.”

Hanescu could face severe punishment from tournament officials.

A standard offence of unsportsmanlike conduct carries a maximum fine of 10,000 US dollars (£6,600).

Under grand slam rules, any act deemed to be “flagrant and particularly injurious to the success of a tournament” can be judged as a “major offence of aggravated behaviour”.

11
Apr
10

Stan Wawrinka wins in Morocco.

 

Top seed Stanislas Wawrinka claimed his second career title with a straight-sets victory over Victor Hanescu in the final of the ATP Grand Prix Hassan II in Morocco this afternoon.

The 25-year-old Swiss triumphed 6-2 6-3 over his third-seeded Romanian opponent to add the Casablanca crown to his maiden win on the clay of Umag four years ago.

Wawrinka, the world number 23, broke Hanescu’s serve twice in each set to close out a straightforward victory.

22
Sep
09

#1 seed Hanescu out of Bucharest Open.

Victor-Hanescu-28th-seed-US-Open_2354760Top seed and home hope Victor Hanescu suffered a shock exit from the ATP BCR Open in Bucharest at the hands of the unseeded Oscar Hernandez.

The Spanish claycourt specialist claimed his place in round two with a 7-6 (7/5) 6-4 victory over the crowd favourite in the Romanian capital on Tuesday.

It turned out to be a good day for Spain all in all, with unseeded pair Santiago Ventura and Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo also knocking out more-fancied opponents.

Ventura was a 6-4 6-1 winner against fourth-seeded Russian Igor Andreev while Ramirez Hidalgo saw off seventh-seeded Italian Andreas Seppi 6-4 6-4.

The two seeded Spaniards in action, second seed Nicolas Almagro and number five Albert Montanes, enjoyed straight-sets victories over Italian duo Simone Bolelli and Potito Starace respectively.

Their unseeded compatriots Alberto Martin and Pere Riba required three sets apiece to advance against Frenchman Florent Serra and Portugal’s Frederico Gil.

Third seed Juan Monaco, of Argentina, progressed with little difficulty, overcoming Brazilian Julio Silva 6-2 6-4, while sixth-seeded Austrian Daniel Koellerer had to come from a set down to get past Italian Filippo Volandri 2-6 7-5 6-3.

Maximo Gonzalez also required three sets to oust Belgium’s Olivier Rochus 6-7 (4/7) 6-1 6-4, while Marius Copil dominated the all-Romanian encounter with Victor Crivoi 6-3 6-2.




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