St. Petersburg Open to tears does not trustYesterday on the International tennis tournament St. Petersburg Open with a $1 million prize fund semifinalists were defined. Struggle for the main prize will be continued by Michael Juzhnyj who is not knowing defeats. Other Russian - “ the first racket “ tournament Nikolay Davydenko - has left tournament with scandal. The descent from Nikolay Davydenko`s distance, posejannogo in Petersburg under 1 - m number, caused the big resonance. After all Nikolay on Thursday has conceded to the Croat Marina Chilichu occupying in a rating 102 - ju a line. And has not simply conceded, and has got next “ history “.
the Russian has won the First set against the contender - 6:1, the second has unexpectedly lost - 5:7, and in the third and has been at all crushed - 6:1. On a match course as it was found out, judge Jean - Phillip Derk has accused the Russian tennis player in “ to match delivery “.
On it has informed Davydenko. “ I in this game had problems with feet, - he has told after a match. - It was impossible neither submit, nor to accept. The arbitrator when we changed with Chilichem the parties, has asked: what happens? I did not begin it to explain. What sense? After some minutes he has accused me of match delivery! With me in career of the such done not happen! After game I could not constrain some tears “.
Next day the Association of tennis players - professionals (ATR) has fined the Russian tennis player (“ the fourth racket “ the world) on $2 thousand Formulation: “ for insufficient aspiration to a victory “ in a match with the Croatian player. In what units it is measured “ aspiration to a victory “ it is necessary to guess only (in football, at least, still nobody managed to prove the fact “ delivery “ a match to one command another though attempts it was undertaken much), but Davydenko should not be surprised to that has occurred. After all in the summer it became the participant of scandal on tournament in Sopot. From - for traumas Nikolay then could not finish a duel with Argentinean Vassalo Arguelo. And after game bookmaker office Betfair has informed that on a meeting course on a victory of Vassalo (not the strongest player) large rates have been made. Since then Davydenko that is called, “ under suspicion “. To it still are coming “ calls on a carpet “ and trials. A question one: if the tennis player really felt badly, to it, leaves, and it is impossible to lose?
For example, Dmitry Tursunov, posejannyj on St. Petersburg Open under 5 - the m number, after a victory over Serb Boris Pashanski admitted the second circle that feels “ the bear who has got out of a den in the middle of winter “. “ Today since the morning felt disgustingly, - Tursunov admitted. - Perhaps on me so Petersburg weather operates? It is difficult even to force to rise itself from a bed. On a court covering I will not expostulate - all of us in identical conditions. But it is necessary to give special attention to equipment as in SKK there is a risk to twist a foot “.
Last night Tursunov met in a quarterfinal British Andy Mjurreem, “ the second racket “ tournament. Hardly earlier the exit in a semi-final was provided to itself with Michael Juzhnyj, winner St. Petersburg Open 2004. Its contender - German Phillip Kolshrajber - has refused to continue struggle in the second set from - for indispositions (the first Southern has won - 6:4). In duel between Spaniard Fernando Verdasko and Italian Potito Starache the success was on the party of the representative of the Pyrenees (6:3, 6:4), one more quarterfinal - Ernests Gulbis (Latvia) - Marin Chilich (Croatia) has taken place late at night.