Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Sleeping in the house of my latest jumpoff.
Indian Wells R2:  Simon def. Sela 7-5 6-7(6) 6-4
Simon went from 7-5 5-*2 with two match points, a *6-5 tiebreak lead and losing three straight points, resulting in a 3:06 marathon. But Gilles will be happy he got through here regardless. Sela was dominant on serve until *5-6 in the first set and had several openings of his own throughout the first half of the set to break, but predictably his first serve percentage dropped and he was broken to lose the set.
The first two service games of Sela in the third set were extremely long, Dudi saved a BP in his first service game and the second service game went several deuces before Dudi held. He then broke immediately for *3-1 but got broken his next service game after another long game in which Dudi saved five break points from down *0-40. From there, Simon held comfortably for the rest of the set and broke Sela to 30 to serve for the match.
With the season Simon has had, he'll welcome any win that comes along his way. Good job by the Frenchman to come through here.
Last edited by Filo V.; 03-10-2012 at 09:36 PM.