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Shanghai R2: Giraldo over Melzer 4-6 6-4 7-6 (5)

No moonballing or timewasting in this one, always good when Giraldo wins, in spite of the horrid 2nd serve and lazy footwork.

Mishit backhand goes at 5-5 in TB for Santi.

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Re: Shanghai R2: Giraldo over Melzer 4-6 6-4 7-6 (5)

a prototypical match where challenge system really shines and can determine the rightful outcome of the match. Santi could've been hosed at 5-5 but replay got it right.
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Re: Shanghai R2: Giraldo over Melzer 4-6 6-4 7-6 (5)

Great win for Giraldo. A few wasted opportunities for both players, but Santiago got it done in the end.

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Giraldo was playing crap till I stopped watching in the 2nd set, surprising result.
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Re: Shanghai R2: Giraldo over Melzer 4-6 6-4 7-6 (5)

Phew, good win. An interesting-ish tiebreak, with Giraldo getting 2 aces in a row and that mishit return. Melzer's backhand was the weakness, it seemed. Went for too much.

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OMFG! Just when you thought Melzer had it going a bit again, he gets this loss. What a joke.

He was 2-0 up in the 2nd and had 2 bps. It was all him at that time. But he broke down once again. Such a shame...
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Re: Shanghai R2: Giraldo over Melzer 4-6 6-4 7-6 (5)

Lucky Giraldo at 5:5.
Great volleys from Melzer to (mini)-break back one point before. Too bad that it wasn't enough to win it.

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Re: Shanghai R2: Giraldo over Melzer 4-6 6-4 7-6 (5)

Melzer was 6-4 4*-3, lost the game and let his mug wins the match.
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Melzer dominated until he missed 4-5 breakpoints at 64 31*. After that he couldn't hit a backhand to save his life. Giraldo didn't really do much to turn the match, Melzer did it by himself. Disappointing loss.
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Re: Shanghai R2: Giraldo over Melzer 4-6 6-4 7-6 (5)

Entertaining match and especially a tiebreak.Santi got overexcited near the end, celebration was a little bit over the top, Jurgen complained about it at the handshake and Colombian realized it and said that he is sorry.

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Both made 107 points and the difference was that Giraldo at 2/2 and Melzer 2/9 in bps
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Seriously, this Giraldo couldn't get luckier with all the lines.

But still, Melzer's BH is abysmal and deserves to lose to this mug.


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Re: Shanghai R2: Giraldo over Melzer 4-6 6-4 7-6 (5)

Lucky stars are with Giraldo this week
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