Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Sleeping in the house of my latest jumpoff.
CH Marrakech QF: Klizan def. Delbonis 6-4 7-6(6)
Battle between two up-and-comer hard hitting left-handers. Klizan was an elite junior and is finally starting to tap into his potential and make something of himself as a professional. Good serve, good BH and FH, good movement. The main difference today, at least in the second set, was the difference in confidence. Delbonis hit a lot of dropshots today, including one down MP in the tiebreak at *5-6, but Klizan hit a BH passing shot and then hit an ace to win the match.
He's a lot more mentally put together now than he's ever been, and with that improvement in his maturity, he's starting to dominate the challenger tour. 16 sets in a row won dating back to last week in Rabat, a tournament in which he won. If he wins this tournament he'll be around #90 in the ranking.
DelBo has a good game too and has a lot of different skills than the standard BH/FH with power shots. Hopefully he continues progressing up the ranks and we see him in the top 100 ASAP.