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AO: Serra def. Nieminen 3-6 6-4 5-7 7-6 7-5

Jarkko .

Not well played, he led the fourth with a break and had a match point at 5-2* or 5*-3, had a drive volley and hit it straight to Serra . He also had another match point at 5-4*

Then he took a nasty fall at 5-4 and twisted his ankle... He got it taped and played ok afterwards. Serra took a timeout before the tiebreak and got a MASSAGE... What was the reason, since cramps are no longer valid?

Jarkko saved one MP at 4*-5 in the final set and then wasted numerous break points at 5-5... Serra finally took it.

Jarkko has a poor record against Serra but he usually plays well at the Slams in best of five... I'm very disappointed... He needed the points since the Sydney final points fell off. Serves him right in a sense though, he let Serra dominate the rallies and waited for the errors.

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Re: AO: Serra def. Nieminen 3-6 6-4 5-7 7-6 7-5

104 Unforced errors from Serra

Murray should win 6-1 6-0 6-0 against Serra or something like that.

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Re: AO: Serra def. Nieminen 3-6 6-4 5-7 7-6 7-5

The worst defeat in Niemine's career.

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Serra's diving volley to save bp at 5-5 was magical.
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Bad loss for Jarkko
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Re: AO: Serra def. Nieminen 3-6 6-4 5-7 7-6 7-5

Disgraceful result for Jarkko. He choked on many of the match points and break points.
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Re: AO: Serra def. Nieminen 3-6 6-4 5-7 7-6 7-5

there is also a right corner of the court Pushinen

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Two straight five-setters for Serra. Murray just might get a shot at Nadal next week. It could be interesting.
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A clash between 2 absolute non-factors for the title
Both might as well have not shown up to play... would not have made a difference.

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A clash between 2 absolute non-factors for the title
Both might as well have not shown up to play... would not have made a difference.
According to your logic AO should just have 3 matches, from the semis to the finals with the top 4 seeds

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Re: AO: Serra def. Nieminen 3-6 6-4 5-7 7-6 7-5

Its like 7-0 to Serra now over Nieminen :s

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Serra's diving volley to save bp at 5-5 was magical.
It was hilarious indeed. He is so helpless at the net and then this.

Serra had never won a match in 5 sets before this Australian Open. Two in a row now.
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A clash between 2 absolute non-factors for the title
Both might as well have not shown up to play... would not have made a difference.
Yeah, I mean, why do we even have a first week in slams? Just give the defending champion and finalist a BYE into the final. No, wait, they don't even need to play. We can do the usual cointoss to decide the winner and head straight to the trophy ceremony.
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Very unfortunate for Jarkko!

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Then he took a nasty fall at 5-4 and twisted his ankle... He got it taped and played ok afterwards. Serra took a timeout before the tiebreak and got a MASSAGE... What was the reason, since cramps are no longer valid?
Obviously it wasn't more than slight cramping and he took a massage to recover. It looked like Jarkko didn't like this timeout either.
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