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Re: IW 4R: Simon breadsticks Harrison 7-6(0), 5-7, 6-1

good for tennis, Gilles should have won in straight
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Pushing aside, there were some brilliant rallies and great shotmaking. Simon hit a ~90 MPH forehand on the baseline down breakpoint in the third set and a grueling rally.
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Also, Harrison played exceptionally well at times in the second set, I don't really see that so much as a Simon choke, as Harrison with the American crowd behind can go on intense streaks.

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Ryan got frustrated with Simon returning everything so he went into a pushing mode in the second set , almost work though . Hopefully, he doesn't have to play him anytime soon, not sure if I can take anymore slugfest like this.
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Harrison was, for perhaps the first time in his life, too aggressive. Should have just hit junk slices down the middle every shot, every point.
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harrison lost his mind after failing to break and arguing with the umpire.
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Bottom line though is Ryan needs to improve his first serve significantly. Hitting 1 ace in the last 2 sets is atrocious for someone with a live arm like he has. Get a few more free points per set and matches like these would be a hell of a lot easier to win.
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Harrison was, for perhaps the first time in his life, too aggressive. Should have just hit junk slices down the middle every shot, every point.
I did wonder why he didn't slice more. It seems when Harrison was either too excited or too frustrated he'd try to hit through Simon, which on this court is suicide. Simon just moved faster and reflected the pace.

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I did wonder why he didn't slice more. It seems when Harrison was either too excited or too frustrated he'd try to hit through Simon, which on this court is suicide. Simon just moved faster and reflected the pace.
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There was NO serve from Harrison in the 3rd set whatsoever. He was trying to hard to be smart about the pushing, forgot how to do the basics...
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Gillou wasted three MPs in a mini-implosion in the second set but was clearly the better player today. The outcome was never in doubt.

the outcome was never in doubt? are you insane or stupid or just didn't watch the match? Harrison definitely was the one pushing the issue, hitting a bigger and better ball but his temper and poor attitude ruined his chances at the start of the third set, that and some unlikely net chords.

Simon got pretty lucky and the 'breadstick' included a ton of extremely tough fought games. Harrison looked really good at some points in this match, has much more potential than Simon ever did.

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the outcome was never in doubt? are you insane or stupid or just didn't watch the match? Harrison definitely was the one pushing the issue, hitting a bigger and better ball but his temper and poor attitude ruined his chances at the start of the third set, that and some unlikely net chords.

Simon got pretty lucky and the 'breadstick' included a ton of extremely tough fought games. Harrison looked really good at some points in this match, has much more potential than Simon ever did.

I saw the match from start to finish. Harrison bottled the big points, crashed in the TB, had crybaby hissy fits, and didn't have a chance against Simon in the rallies. It only went to a third set because Simon's form dipped. In my opinion, Simon was never in danger of losing it.



And I don't care about Harrison allegedly having more potential than Simon ever had. It's easy to be hyped up as the next big thing when you're the only young American who isn't playing like shit.

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I saw the match from start to finish. Harrison bottled the big points, crashed in the TB, had crybaby hissy fits, and didn't have a chance against Simon in the rallies. It only went to a third set because Simon's form dipped. In my opinion, Simon was never in danger of losing it.



And I don't care about Harrison allegedly having more potential than Simon ever had. It's easy to be hyped up as the next big thing when you're the only young American who isn't playing like shit.
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