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Re: Western & Southern Open
« Reply #40 on: August 14, 2012, 12:46:15 PM »
I can't take this, this match is too much LOL  :))
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Re: Western & Southern Open
« Reply #41 on: August 14, 2012, 12:58:06 PM »
It seems that DN is tiring. He holds for 1-1, but TH looks fresher.   
And yet, what a point from DN!

EDIT:  The 3rd set was all TH, and the result shows it at 6-3 to him. He was the more poised & incisive player, despite his struggles to convert break points!   His record against DN continues. Well played.

LUGBURZ - Your man played well and continues to amaze.  Congratulations.   
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Re: Western & Southern Open
« Reply #42 on: August 14, 2012, 01:43:06 PM »
jesus what a match that was!!!!!!!

Winners, UE's and Net play says it all!!!
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Re: Western & Southern Open
« Reply #43 on: August 14, 2012, 03:01:57 PM »
Lucky Loser Chardy defeats 16th seed Andy Roddick 7-5, 6-3 ...
Roddick can't catch break lately.

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Re: Western & Southern Open
« Reply #44 on: August 14, 2012, 03:07:00 PM »
Conchita - I hope you're enjoying the tennis. Your updates etc are missed.  :)

Mens's First Round matches:

Nalbandian out to T.Haas - 7-6, 6-7, 3-6.
Roddick out to Chardy - 6 - 7, 3- 6.
Granollers out to Nishikori - 1-6, 2-6.
Nieminen out to Bogomolov Jr. -  4-6, 3-6

Mens's Second round matches:

Baker out to Tomic  - 4- 6, 3-6.

I'm watching a bit of Querry / Melzer & they're a set a piece, Querry breaking to up 2-0 in the 3rd.
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Re: Western & Southern Open
« Reply #45 on: August 14, 2012, 03:19:44 PM »
haha is that arabic hence writing from right to left  :)~

and cheers, just saw your 'gratz'  ;-()
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« Reply #46 on: August 14, 2012, 03:36:14 PM »
Congrats on Tommy's win! These "old" guys are playing pretty well!

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Re: Western & Southern Open
« Reply #47 on: August 14, 2012, 03:36:53 PM »
Lucky Loser Chardy defeats 16th seed Andy Roddick 7-5, 6-3 ...
Roddick can't catch break lately.
Nor can he seem to create any momentum on his own.....
I wonder how discouraged he is at this point.
Matches like this used to be routine wins for him. :(
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Re: Western & Southern Open
« Reply #48 on: August 14, 2012, 04:09:26 PM »
Lucky Loser Chardy defeats 16th seed Andy Roddick 7-5, 6-3 ...
Roddick can't catch break lately.
Nor can he seem to create any momentum on his own.....
I wonder how discouraged he is at this point.
Matches like this used to be routine wins for him. :(

I didn't see the match, but the announcers said something about a bad back from Roddick?  Any news on this?

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Re: Western & Southern Open
« Reply #49 on: August 14, 2012, 04:16:44 PM »
I only went to two matches today. Will probably go back tonight principally for Gasquet - Raonic.
I like to watch the Gasquet backhand.

The Haas - Nalbandian match was, as said above, a great one.  Lugburz must be very happy  :)) . Both players were in top form. I had not seen Nalbandian play as well since the run he had to win in Washington DC in 2010. One had to admire the smooth flow of his movement both on court and in stroke execution. He did magnificent volley work including some great high backhand ones of the sort that I can never get right. Haas was not so strong in my eyes in this department but had an uncanny ability to fire an unreturnable serve when it was most needed. The first two sets were 6-7, 7-6. I did not stay for the third but I later learned that Tommy won it at 6-3 and that Nalbandian had one of his outbursts part way through the set which probably did him more harm than good.

I, of course, had to get over to Baker - Tomic. It too was a memorable game. Baker, to put it briefly, plays first class conventional tennis. I feared that Tomic was going to try all the smart shots that he tried on the unhappy Ryan Harrison the other night but no, he did not. He played the same sort of game as Baker but better. Only a couple of drop shots to my memory this time, one failure and one success. The serving was very good as one would expect from a 6ft 5 guy.
The crowd was mostly very pro-Baker but there was a small but vocal Tomic group. No shot spot on court 3.  The first set advanced more or less on serve but at about the 9th game one of Baker's shots went just out in Tomic's eyes. The line official didn't catch it and it was outside the field of view of the  chair umpire. Tomic protested and his supporters, who had a good view, loudly agreed. It didn't help, needless to say and I did feel for the poor linesman. Tomic thoroughly enjoyed all the support that he generated but it seemed to me that thereafter Baker was somewhat perturbed and the level of his game dropped just a little. Tomic went on to win at something like 6-4, 6-3.
Well, no doubt in my mind now that Tomic really does have the stuff and that there are interesting times in the years ahead for Australian tennis. However his immediate problem is another encounter with Federer. I hope Fed is in good form, Dallas!  :scared:

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Re: Western & Southern Open
« Reply #50 on: August 14, 2012, 04:19:16 PM »
I envy you euroka my mate  ;-() thx for sharing it with us!
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Re: Western & Southern Open
« Reply #51 on: August 14, 2012, 04:29:04 PM »
I envy you euroka my mate  ;-() thx for sharing it with us!

Yes, it was a great match and I'm glad Tommy came out the winner after I left. He started out well in the first set at something like 4-1 but ended up losing it in the tie-break. So it was good that things turned round after that although there were several close calls in the second set when he served himself out of trouble.

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Re: Western & Southern Open
« Reply #52 on: August 14, 2012, 04:36:13 PM »
I envy you euroka my mate  ;-() thx for sharing it with us!

Yes, it was a great match and I'm glad Tommy came out the winner after I left. He started out well in the first set at something like 4-1 but ended up losing it in the tie-break. So it was good that things turned round after that although there were several close calls in the second set when he served himself out of trouble.

yep I watched the match, thought he might choke after loosing the 1st 'almost won' set.
But oh boy that was awesome match, can't imagine how was it watching it live. Just thrilled Tommy won it.
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Re: Western & Southern Open
« Reply #53 on: August 14, 2012, 05:09:55 PM »
Jesse Levine defeated Donald Young.  When is the last time Donald won a match?  Geesh.

His kast win was against Dimitrov in Memphis.

Memphis: l. to Isner
Delray Beach: l. to Sweeting
Indian Wells: l. to Darcis
Miami: l. to Goffin
Casablanca: l. to Paire
Monte-Carlo: l. to Mathieu
Madrid: l. to Troicki
Rome: l. to Simon
Nice: l. to Bellucci
Roland Garros: l. to Dimitrov
Eastbourne: l. to Baker
Wimbledon: l. to Youzhny
Newport: l. to Russell
Atlanta: l. to Johnson
Olympics: l. to Seppi
Toronto: l. to Chardy
Cincinnati: l. to Levine

Just 4 defeats away from equalling Spadea's record.

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« Reply #54 on: August 14, 2012, 05:27:05 PM »
Euroka - Roger does not have Tomic next. Roger needs to concentrate on his FIRST opponent first!!! Remember - one match at a time!!!!!!!

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Re: Western & Southern Open
« Reply #55 on: August 14, 2012, 05:41:19 PM »
Euroka - Roger does not have Tomic next. Roger needs to concentrate on his FIRST opponent first!!! Remember - one match at a time!!!!!!!

Dallas, sounds like you are being Roger-centric. I said that it is Tomic's immediate problem.  :)

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Re: Western & Southern Open
« Reply #56 on: August 14, 2012, 05:50:44 PM »
A lot of great match-ups in 2nd round:

Ferrer vs Wawrinka

Blake vs Nishikori

Baghdatis vs Gasquet/Raoinc

Haas vs Del Potro

Hewitt vs Troicki

Davydenko vs Mayer
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Re: Western & Southern Open
« Reply #57 on: August 14, 2012, 06:37:11 PM »
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I didn't see the match, but the announcers said something about a bad back from Roddick?  Any news on this?
I saw only the first set, at the end of the set, Roddick had called the trainer, and was receiving treatement for some back issue.
Didn't see the 2nd set, so I don't know how much of an issue it was.

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Re: Western & Southern Open
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Re: Western & Southern Open
« Reply #59 on: August 15, 2012, 04:47:09 AM »
A lot of great match-ups in 2nd round:

Ferrer vs Wawrinka

Blake vs Nishikori

Baghdatis vs Gasquet/Raoinc

Haas vs Del Potro

Hewitt vs Troicki

Davydenko vs Mayer

Yes, Lug, looks like some great matchups today. It's hard to choose  :confused1: . Looking at the O of P, I'll be spending most time on Court 3, which is quickly becoming my favorite one here, to see Hewitt - Troicki, Haas - Del P, and Baghdatis - Raonic. In the evening it will be the Federer and Ni La matches on Center Court. Need to check on how Roger is doing  :) .
Raonic was very impressive last night but I am sorry to see Gasquet gone. The latter has a much more interesting game when he is in form.