Join Date: Nov 2009
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Re: Miami R1: Kunitsyn def. Levine 7-6(8) 7-6(3)
Igor had *2-1 lead in the first set after Levine saved 5 BPs. Levine had game point for 2-1 on serve but he double faulted twice to lose serve. Levine broke back immediately, then Kunitsyn served for the first set at *6-5 after Levine hit his 6th DF of the set, yet was broken. In the first set tiebreak, they traded early minibreaks; Levine took a *5-3 lead, Kunitysn then had set point at 6-*5 and *7-6, where he lost both service points. Levine himself then lost both service points at *8-7 and Kunitsyn won the first set.
Second set, Igor saved a BP in the first game, then broke immediately and got out to a 4-*1 lead. Levine then broke for 4-3, had BPs to serve for the set at 5-4, weren't taken. Kunitsyn had MP at 5-*4 on return, not taken, broken next game after saving three break points. Levine, serving for the second set, had 40-15 and three game points overall, yet was broken. Kunitsyn then got out to a *3-0 tiebreak lead, lost both points, but won went from 3 all to win four straight points and the match.