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Re: ATP/WTA PARIBAS OPEN, Indian Wells,2014
« Reply #20 on: March 08, 2014, 09:44:47 PM »
No clue what's going on in the other match, though this one is extremely entertaining.
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Re: ATP/WTA PARIBAS OPEN, Indian Wells,2014
« Reply #21 on: March 08, 2014, 09:46:40 PM »
Fognini 5-3
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Re: ATP/WTA PARIBAS OPEN, Indian Wells,2014
« Reply #22 on: March 08, 2014, 09:50:44 PM »
Radek 5-2 he's just outplaying Rafa at this point. Playing very intelligent tennis, too. Has a game plan, sticking to it, and executing.
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Re: ATP/WTA PARIBAS OPEN, Indian Wells,2014
« Reply #23 on: March 08, 2014, 09:53:50 PM »
Fognini def. Harrison

Rafa facing set points
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Re: ATP/WTA PARIBAS OPEN, Indian Wells,2014
« Reply #24 on: March 08, 2014, 09:55:18 PM »
Stepanek 6-2!
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Re: ATP/WTA PARIBAS OPEN, Indian Wells,2014
« Reply #25 on: March 08, 2014, 09:56:24 PM »
Fognini def. Harrison

Rafa facing set points

Good for the Fog.
Stepy takes the first set.
 

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Re: ATP/WTA PARIBAS OPEN, Indian Wells,2014
« Reply #26 on: March 08, 2014, 09:58:09 PM »
Stepanek playing a nice game that takes away Nadal's rhythm............

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Re: ATP/WTA PARIBAS OPEN, Indian Wells,2014
« Reply #27 on: March 08, 2014, 10:09:26 PM »
Stepanek playing a nice game that takes away Nadal's rhythm............

I never had a good feel for Stepanek's game until I sat courtside a couple of his matches. You how they say he absorbs pace? Well, it's really not apparent on TV. But what it really looks like up close is a ball traveling at him at 90mph and getting set back at 50mph. It's dramatic. It's just bizarre how much pace he can absorb. Then his backhand slice is equally unusual. Also a shot he can he'll use to scrub pace, but unlike others, rather than being a low, knifing shot, he hit's it about shoulder height and deep to the baseline. Seems to almost checkup at the baseline like a golf ball. And he's fast enough and athletic enough to do it over and over.

The repetition of shots he's giving Rafa are precise and limiting Rafa's options.

Nadal 1-2 on serve
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Re: ATP/WTA PARIBAS OPEN, Indian Wells,2014
« Reply #28 on: March 08, 2014, 10:11:44 PM »
Rafa hasn't hit a decent BH all night.
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Re: ATP/WTA PARIBAS OPEN, Indian Wells,2014
« Reply #29 on: March 08, 2014, 10:21:01 PM »
Had to be perfect for 3 sets. No Rosol tonight.

Radek missed a volley that would have made life much easier. Now Rafa is up a break 3-2
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Re: ATP/WTA PARIBAS OPEN, Indian Wells,2014
« Reply #30 on: March 08, 2014, 10:23:51 PM »
Massive mood swing.

Rafa's in total command now. 4-2
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Re: ATP/WTA PARIBAS OPEN, Indian Wells,2014
« Reply #31 on: March 08, 2014, 10:28:11 PM »
Good job, Radek. 7 aces. Big serving keeps him in the set.

Nadal 4-3
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Re: ATP/WTA PARIBAS OPEN, Indian Wells,2014
« Reply #32 on: March 08, 2014, 10:32:54 PM »
Stepanek passing up chances to come in now it seems.

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Re: ATP/WTA PARIBAS OPEN, Indian Wells,2014
« Reply #33 on: March 08, 2014, 10:33:24 PM »
When Taylor Townsend gets fit, she's going to be one to watch.
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Re: ATP/WTA PARIBAS OPEN, Indian Wells,2014
« Reply #34 on: March 08, 2014, 10:35:34 PM »
Stepanek passing up chances to come in now it seems.

He must have heard you.
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Re: ATP/WTA PARIBAS OPEN, Indian Wells,2014
« Reply #35 on: March 08, 2014, 10:39:03 PM »
Radek was 2-2 coming in in that game. Had Rafa on a string with droppers and lobs at game point  :lmao:

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Re: ATP/WTA PARIBAS OPEN, Indian Wells,2014
« Reply #36 on: March 08, 2014, 10:44:21 PM »
Rafa takes the second set on one of those rare mis-hit overhead dropshots.
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Re: ATP/WTA PARIBAS OPEN, Indian Wells,2014
« Reply #37 on: March 08, 2014, 10:50:32 PM »
Rafa breaks to start the 3rd set.
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Re: ATP/WTA PARIBAS OPEN, Indian Wells,2014
« Reply #38 on: March 08, 2014, 10:55:29 PM »
Rafa 2 pretty bad UEs but credit to Stepanek for continuing to drive Rafa deep when he steps inside the baseline.

Back on serve! 1-1
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Re: ATP/WTA PARIBAS OPEN, Indian Wells,2014
« Reply #39 on: March 08, 2014, 11:03:24 PM »
Stepanek 2-2
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