Re: StPetersburg QF: Marchenko def Becker 6-4 2-6 6-2
Most of the match had the same pattern: Marchenko pushing, Becker attacking weakly, eventually making a lame error. Aside from short moments, Becker couldn't drag himself far enough up court to actually do any damage, and wasn't taking many risks either. Awful tactics.
Marchenko blew up in the 2nd, 2-2, deuce, 2 dfs in a row, lost next 5 games.
Key moment was 1-1 in the 3rd, Marchenko df'ed yet again to bring up bp, then next serve was called out, challenged, just clipped the line for an ace.
Becker thought he'd won there, predictably broken straight after with disappointment, and gave up for the rest of the match.
Last edited by philosophicalarf; 10-29-2010 at 12:17 PM.