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Verdasco chokes past Almagro 6-2, 7-6(4), 7-6(8)

A straight-sets choke.

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Re: Verdasco chokes past Almagro 6-2, 7-6(4), 7-6(10)

it was completely discusting match to watch, Almagro pretty much gave that match to Verdasco...huh? He made very very bad errors all the time.
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well, I for one think that was an entertaining match, especially the ending and those 9 match points
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Re: Verdasco chokes past Almagro 6-2, 7-6(4), 7-6(10)

Almagro lacks match practice, and it showed. He can barely hit a simple putaway to save his life at the moment. That said, he wouldn't even have been in a position to win this one if Verdasco had kept his concentration in several key moments.
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Re: Verdasco chokes past Almagro 6-2, 7-6(4), 7-6(10)

Well at least the right score this time. Pitty for Almagro, played out of his mind on those 8 MP he saved not afraid to go for broke, but made stupid errors when he had the chance to win the 3rd set.
Verdasco went for high percentage on first serves (88%). Almagro couldn't take advatage of those slow and safe first serves.

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Re: Verdasco chokes past Almagro 6-2, 7-6(4), 7-6(10)

Almagro was serving for the second set.

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nah, it was entertaining... huge bh by cabezón but too many fh UE, huge unreliable talent. Verdasco couldn't possibly close last two sets, trademark brainfarts. Congrats to him anyway, must focus and fast.
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Nando, you cost me nerves! ufff. But in fact, who cares tomorrow?

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6-2, 7-6(4), 7-6(8)*
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6-2, 7-6(4), 7-6(8)*
Exactly, this is correct scoreline.

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Well at least the right score this time. Pitty for Almagro, played out of his mind on those 8 MP he saved not afraid to go for broke, but made stupid errors when he had the chance to win the 3rd set.
Verdasco went for high percentage on first serves (88%). Almagro couldn't take advatage of those slow and safe first serves.
His first serve % is always high but it's deceiving because most of the time he serves like a woman. I can't be too mad though, at least he's saving energy, but it's so annoying because he's #1 on the leaderboard for serve speeds (a 232km/h bullet). We know what he's capable of, but he doesn't choose to use his serve as a big weapon enough of the time.

Maybe he pushes himself to serve fast when he does and maybe it's fear of getting injured or something. After all, he was injured immediately after the AO semifinal (left foot) and he was serving bullets for most of that one.

In fact, in a way I admire him for it even more because it shows the quality of his groundies if he can win most of his matches (in straight sets no less) serving like a WTA player.

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score in the title wrong.
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