Originally Posted by mickymouse
Dent volleyed really well today and won 100% of the points from his first serve in the second set. Safin, on the other hand, didn't serve well at all and made too many UEs. He should really have more friendly practice sessions with serve and volley players.
I don't think Marat has a problem to deal with serve-volleyer. His loss is due to his poor play: incredibly horrible serve, forehand and volley
. Dent played ok but not exceptionally well. It's Marat who lost it but he has never done well in this tournament
In fact I didn't expect him to win at all and I don't think he will do well before RG
As always, mental toughness was lacking in this match though he did not tank it.