Vienna R2: Chela def. Zemlja 2-6 7-6(5) 6-3 -
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-28-2010, 02:51 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Sleeping in the house of my latest jumpoff.
Posts: 34,908
Vienna R2: Chela def. Zemlja 2-6 7-6(5) 6-3

Chela showing off his experience and grit in coming back from the brink of defeat. Taken full advantage of the very easy draw and is in an indoor QF, which is obviously a rarity for him. Congrats to the veteran clay courter on the victory. He's had a much better season than I think anyone could have imagined.
Filo V. is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-28-2010, 03:51 PM
Registered User
Javier Bardem's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2010
Age: 26
Posts: 1,926
Re: Vienna R2: Chela def. Zemlja 2-6 7-6(5) 6-3

very surprised he won, experience pulled him through like you said..Zemlja dominated on serve the first 2 sets
Javier Bardem is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-28-2010, 04:10 PM
Registered User
Mateya's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Seppi's comfy hotel room
Age: 33
Posts: 8,803
Re: Vienna R2: Chela def. Zemlja 2-6 7-6(5) 6-3

Oh nooo...
What a heartbreaking loss.

Žemlja had service stats of the god, not facing a single BP in first two sets, winning 80% of service points!!! Cruising through his service games while Chela was fighting and grinding all the way on his...Žemlja a clearly better player till the tiebreaker.

In the final set Grega still fought like a dog, saved 6 out of 7 of break points...eventually a single break decided the match.
Total points won: Grega 101 - Chela 97

Not a real choke here (just got a bit tight in the tiebreak). A great performance and some mental toughness shown here.
It was a win-win situation for me, but of course I wanted Grega to win more...
What will his new ranking be???

Mateya's FAQ: Yes, I'm a girl. I watch and play tennis since 13 (1997). I don't play ITFs anymore, I have a job now. MTF-> uncovering my inner child since 2007.
2011-2013 PEAK MATEYA
Slovenia's finest: Blaž Kavčič, Aljaž Bedene*; Anže Kopitar, Goran Dragič, Tina Maze, Peter Prevc, Melanija Trump,...
WTA tour Association of tennis players without variety, defensive skills and with random results.
SLOVENIA - European basketball champion
Small land of genius and mental giants.
Mateya is offline  
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-28-2010, 05:13 PM
Registered User
igralec33's Avatar
Join Date: May 2009
Age: 26
Posts: 751
Re: Vienna R2: Chela def. Zemlja 2-6 7-6(5) 6-3

Grega Such a wasted opportunity for first ATP QF. Still very good week.
PS: I hate matches when player who win more points lose a match.

Blaž Kavčič - Grega Žemlja - Aljaž Bedene - Luka Gregorc - Janez Semrajc - Andraž Bedene

Nieminen - Verdasco - Blake - Nadal - The Bryans
igralec33 is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome