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Brisbane R2: Blake def. Gicquel 63 36 76(8) saves 3 MP's

Saves 3 MP of which 1 was on Gicquel's serve.
Good display from James.


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Re: Brisbane R2: Blake def. Gicquel 63 36 76(8)

pretty good match, could have gone either way. giquel wasn;t too bad especially when he is playing blake.
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Re: Brisbane R2: Blake def. Gicquel 63 36 76(8) saves 3 MP's

only saw the very end but MG was very tight on the match points. in fairness to Blake he came up with a really good bh return off a big serve on the 2nd one.
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Re: Brisbane R2: Blake def. Gicquel 63 36 76(8) saves 3 MP's

Amazing, Blake waited 187 tournaments to win such a match...

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Re: Brisbane R2: Blake def. Gicquel 63 36 76(8) saves 3 MP's

watched the last set tiebreak, the BH return blake hit down 4-5 was just awesome!!! gicquel, he had like 2 or 3 match points there in the tiebreak, but was not able to close the deal, blake just hung in there and got the W in the end.

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Re: Brisbane R2: Blake def. Gicquel 63 36 76(8) saves 3 MP's

didn't think james was capable of winning a tight match like this. good on him!

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Re: Brisbane R2: Blake def. Gicquel 63 36 76(8) saves 3 MP's

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Amazing, Blake waited 187 tournaments to win such a match...
Yeah, I admit Gicquel was tight on 2 of the 3 matchpoints but Blake did hit a pretty amazing return at 4-5* with Gicquel serving.
Didn't know James was capable of pulling this out. Normally he hits the ball like a blind bull in tight situations.


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Re: Brisbane R2: Blake def. Gicquel 63 36 76(8) saves 3 MP's

Tight breaker. James got lucky.

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Great match! Gicquel did get a little tight on a few shots on the tie- break though, such as the backhand at 5-6. Well done James, good luck next round.

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Nice for James to win a couple of close ones.

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Re: Brisbane R2: Blake def. Gicquel 63 36 76(8) saves 3 MP's

Well Blake is finally winning matches on mental toughness.
Coul he possibly make one more run into the top 15?
We will see.
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Marco That was a great fight though.
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Re: Brisbane R2: Blake def. Gicquel 63 36 76(8) saves 3 MP's

Gicquel was too tentative when he had MP's.

Blake was fortunate for Gicquel to make very easy errors.

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Go Blake!
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Brisbane win is near, James.
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