Cilic was 5:4 (30-0) up in the 1st set - Q-bot played 4 good serves in a row... Good tournament for the Pole, should be a regular ATP player next year. He hasn't got too many points to defend until May 2010, so should be still at least around No. 100 in the first four months of next year
stroke <- point <- game <- set <- MATCH -> round -> tournament -> season -> career
I know that I shouldn't wine but this match made me so sad...
If Kubot had taken challenge when having advantage in the game when Cilic broke him... It was on the line :/
And so many breakpoints... Such a shame.
And in the opening game in 3rd set Kubot was 40/0 up and he lost that game somehow. This game broke Kubot mentally.
Anyway, great tournament... He was so close of saying goodbye to Paris against Berrer in Q1.
Let's see what he can do in Bratislava.
CAREER GRAND SLAM: 1 AO, 10 RG, 2 WIM, 3 US
TOTAL TOURNAMENTS WON: 74 (53 CLAY), (30 MASTERS 1000)
JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO
TIME FOR SHAPOVALOV?
ŁUKASZ KUBOT - POLISH LEGEND
Finally Cilic saved some service games and served relatively well on big points . Even in breaker he made majority of his first serve in . But for how long ? I am afraid that we will get answer very soon .