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Wimbledon R1: [21] Verdasco comes back to def. Stepanek 2-6 4-6 6-3 7-6(6) 9-7

Great win for Nando. This is the type of victory that can jump start his season. Really dug down deep when he was playing atrocious tennis the first two sets. Played a great game to finish the forth set tiebreaker and a great return game to finish the match off.
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Re: Wimbledon R1: Verdasco def. Stepanek 2-6 4-6 6-3 7-6(6) 8-6

9-7, you mug.

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Re: Wimbledon R1: Verdasco def. Stepanek 2-6 4-6 6-3 7-6(6) 8-6

was 9-7. Pretty epic, but stupid loss for Steps
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sets 3-5 were really well played, nando showing some balls for the first time in ages
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Re: Wimbledon R1: Verdasco def. Stepanek 2-6 4-6 6-3 7-6(6) 8-6

1 mp saved at *6-5 in the 4th set tiebreak I believe.

Good to see fiasco didn't give up after the first 2 sets.

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Re: Wimbledon R1: Verdasco def. Stepanek 2-6 4-6 6-3 7-6(6) 8-6

Great match First 2 sets were awful from Verdasco though. The way he saved the match point in the 4th set TB as well.
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Re: Wimbledon R1: Verdasco def. Stepanek 2-6 4-6 6-3 7-6(6) 8-6

Final set was 9-7.

Poor result for Radek, was in control of this match but Verdasco fought well and saved a gazillion break points.

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Re: Wimbledon R1: Verdasco def. Stepanek 2-6 4-6 6-3 7-6(6) 8-6

Good fightback for Nando...Stepanek had so many opportunities in the fourth and fifth sets though
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Re: Wimbledon R1: Verdasco def. Stepanek 2-6 4-6 6-3 7-6(6) 8-6

Awesome win for Nando. Coming back from 2 sets down and winning 9-7 in the fifth could be the big confidence boost he needs to hit the top 10 form he showed last season.

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Re: Wimbledon R1: Verdasco def. Stepanek 2-6 4-6 6-3 7-6(6) 8-6

Steps had more than enough chances to get this done, but Verdasco took his chances.

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Re: Wimbledon R1: Verdasco def. Stepanek 2-6 4-6 6-3 7-6(6) 8-6

Great result but I'm not holding my breath until he makes it further than the third round

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Verdascos at it again.
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Re: Wimbledon R1: Verdasco def. Stepanek 2-6 4-6 6-3 7-6(6) 9-7

4th set was (misleadingly by score) nowhere near as big a choke as 5th (Verdasco played well on MP, even if Steps was pretty stupid)

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Re: Wimbledon R1: [21] Verdasco comes back to def. Stepanek 2-6 4-6 6-3 7-6(6) 8-6

Just when you think you have him figured out he goes and does this...again!

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Re: Wimbledon R1: [21] Verdasco comes back to def. Stepanek 2-6 4-6 6-3 7-6(6) 9-7

Bad result for the game. Wimbledon has lost its sexiness for this year.

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