Re: Rotterdam QF: Simon def. Klizan 6-7(6) 6-3 3-0 ret.
Interesting match actually, that setpoint in first set was outstanding. At 7-6 2-3 40:15 I believed Klizan could handle it in two sets, then cramps occurred ..
I think his fitness is ok, he works hard every day I think it was due to lack of tough matches played in recent time plus Simon literally wored him down.
But of course, Martin needs to work even hard to get there.
In play he was as good as Simon, only thing to improve is his stamina, which is good because it can be improved. Still strange he cramped after set and a half, given his 4 hour performance against Youzhny in St.Pete, then off to doubles semis and back next day winning a final.
Roger Federer - Martin Klizan - Lukas Lacko - Milos Raonic - Fernando Verdasco
Dustin Brown - Nick Kyrgios - Norbert Gombos - Stanislas Wawrinka - Dominic Thiem