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Memphis QF: Melzer - Isner 6:3, 7:6(6)

Melzer was amazing. Great gameplan, superb passing shot, just was able to get almost everything back if it wasn´t ace for John, he was struggling in rallies. Really Melzer looking very good, and John wasn´t serving bad, was hitting bombs 135-140mph but Melzer was returning today like Nole
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Re: Memphis QF: Melzer - Isner 6:3, 7:6(6)

Melzer is an underrated returner. Always was.
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Fantastic perfomance from Melzer, nothing less, congrats to him.

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impressive powers of concentration from jergens. no melzdown here.
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Fantastic performance by Melzer especially on return, and very cool, never easy to save a set point after squandering a match point.

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Re: Memphis QF: Melzer - Isner 6:3, 7:6(6)

Melzer played well, but you can count this as one of those days where John basically plays like complete garbage. I mean WTF were some of those approach shots he was hitting? Like at *1-0 in the tiebreak, his approach shot didn't even make it past mid court right into Melzer's forehand. If you approach with crap like that guys will pass you every time even at the futures level.

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Fantastic perfomance from Melzer, nothing less, congrats to him.
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Isner numbers were unbeliavable - 77% FS in - normally with such high % of FS Isner never get broken, today he was broken 2x. Won on FS only 67% of points-guy with top 3 serve on the tour, only 67% points won on 1st serve on fast indoor HC...
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Re: Memphis QF: Melzer - Isner 6:3, 7:6(6)

Amazing performance. Incredible returning from Melzer, drove Isner crazy with it. Excellent gameplan, consistently exposing Isner's movement, either drawing him in with short balls dropshots, and hitting passes, or dictating points with the forehand. Served very well too.

Isner really picked up his serving in the 2nd set. Saved 2 mps at 4-5 15-40 with a great inside out forehand winner, and then 3 aces to hold. Melzer won the match with an insane return in the tiebreak off a first serve - right on the baseline.

Great to see aggressive indoor tennis like this.
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That was great from Melzer

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Isner numbers were unbeliavable - 77% FS in - normally with such high % of FS Isner never get broken, today he was broken 2x. Won on FS only 67% of points-guy with top 3 serve on the tour, only 67% points won on 1st serve on fast indoor HC...
Some fantastic returns from Melzer but more importantly he got a lot of returns in play, and John didn't back up his serve well at all.

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Isner really picked up his serving in the 2nd set. Saved 2 mps at 4-5 15-40 with a great inside out forehand winner, and then 3 aces to hold.
all the more impressive as ISner had made quite few aces before

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Great to see aggressive indoor tennis like this.
it's a pity that not better players come here, as I love this place, very beautiful to watch on TV.

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First tie-break lost by Isner this year : note that he had just joint Djokovic yesterday at 63.7% tie-breaks won in carreer, he will go back behind Nole.

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Some fantastic returns from Melzer but more importantly he got a lot of returns in play, and John didn't back up his serve well at all.
Yes i wrote in my opening post that when it wasn´t ace the ball just came back, Melzer was getting back those 1st serves, but in that 1st set John really wasn´t able to back up those huge bombs, good strategy from Melzer and shame that Isner with such advantage like his serve, wasn´t able to back-up it with simple FH to the lines
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Re: Memphis QF: Melzer - Isner 6:3, 7:6(6)

Melzer was spectacular

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