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Vina del Mar R1: Roitman def Massu 6-7 (3) 7-6(4) 6-3 in 3hrs 19 mins

Well done Escopeta on reversing the result from last year at Vina, though leading 5-0 in the 3rd, there was the possibility of another monster choke like in 2007.

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
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Re: Vina del Mar R1: Roitman def Massu 6-7 (3) 7-6(4) 6-3 in 3hrs 19 mins

congrats escopeta

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Roitman stops one of the Chilean hopes by def. Massu - 6-7 7-6 6-3 after 3hrs 20min

It was an incredible & long match, Congrats to Roitman, He played great and fought for everything.
Well, Nicolas, ..showed a really promising tennis, such a tough luck,
Roitman tried to choke again after being 5-0, 30-00* and Nico started to believe but then a couple of winners did the job.

1st set started great for Nico, He actually had 2-0 and 3 BPS [0-40], but since then Roitman stepped up and then They went toe to toe until the TB.

In the 2nd set, Massu started playing poorly which helped Escopeta to keep his hopes alive, got a break and served for the set at *5-4, then nerves collapsed, Massu pushed him to TB and a some stupid balls played by Nico mixed with great shots from Escopeta made him win the 2nd set.
The 3rd set was all about Roitman playing awesome tennis, and Nico sadly not playing that agressive anymore, Roitman served for the match at *5-1, but DEJA VU!, Nico broke, played some nice shots until Escopeta closed it at 6-3

Good match over-all, Congrats to both.

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Re: Roitman stops one of the Chilean hopes by def. Massu - 6-7 7-6 6-3 after 3hrs 20m

What happened in the 3rd set Nico? He started the match so well.....

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Re: Vina del Mar R1: Roitman def Massu 6-7 (3) 7-6(4) 6-3 in 3hrs 19 mins

Massu is unique with all these matches lasting more than 3 hours But since last year he has been losing the most of those marathon matches

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Re: Vina del Mar R1: Roitman def Massu 6-7 (3) 7-6(4) 6-3 in 3hrs 19 mins

never in doubt that a match involving Massu would be over 3 hours

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massu cant rely on his forehand alone now because he cant get around it as much as he use to. So his backhand which imo, has gotten worse these past few years, get abused.

massu is an asshole so I am glad he lost.

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Nicely done by Escopeta, for coming through a gruelling encounter, and avoiding a monster choke in the last set.
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what a frustrating match from Nico

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When you start losing regularly to Roitman in your best surface, it's time to worry. I think Massu will be out of top 90 now, right? If Capdeville wins a couple of rounds, he could be the new #2 chilean...

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massu cant rely on his forehand alone now because he cant get around it as much as he use to. So his backhand which imo, has gotten worse these past few years, get abused.

massu is an asshole so I am glad he lost.

He played really good with his BH BTW, just for the record...

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