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post #1339 of (permalink) Old 10-09-2012, 03:26 PM
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Re: 2012 Hardcourt all the way! 100% going forward! Hopefully.

Originally Posted by mike s. View Post
Did anyone see the match, how'd Gilles look?

Next round will be tough but he really needs to beat players like Dolgopolov to be considered a top 15 player. He's one of the people around him in the rankings that he's fighting with for points.
Yeah I saw the match. Physically, Gilles looked pretty good, and he played pretty well during the rallies, but he didn't serve particularly well. It wasn't a pace issue, just that he missed a lot of first serves. Likewise, Melzer wasn't really playing very well in the match. He made a lot of errors during the rallies and double faults and wasn't really attacking Gilles' weaker 2nd serve. Dolgo will because that's just his playing style. He is a player who is always looking to attack, so it's going to be a lot tougher for Gilles unless he starts serving a little better and is more aggressive against Dolgo's service games.
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