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Agassi-Niemenen

Andre in trouble. Set down and break down .

Nor really sure how. I guess Niemenen is playing above himself and going for some huge shots and making them. Andre's struggling a little to play his best? Not quite controlling all the rallies with his groundstrokes and looks a little lightweight at times. He's broken back to level at 1-1 in the second set but he did the same thing after going a break up in the first and then going a break down before levelling up and losing his last service game of the set (for a 5-7 score).

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I think the main problem for Andre has been his double faults and unforced errors, at least in the first set. In the first set he had 21 UEs now at 34 for the match and 7 double faults for the match as well. He's starting to hit the lines now, so this set should probably go in his favor.

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Or you can all realize that Niemenen is a class player, lefty, and can play well on clay. He did reach the last 16 before he got injured here.

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Good luck Jarkko! Kick the old man's butt!

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indeed! Keep up the good work Jarkko!

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Or you can all realize that Niemenen is a class player, lefty, and can play well on clay. He did reach the last 16 before he got injured here.
I'm not taking anything away from Niemenen at all. I would actually like him to win this match, but he's not doing anything to cause 7 double faults from Agassi... that's Agassi's own problem.

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Go Jarkko...?
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Double faults that are being brought on by Niemenen's extreme returning position. He's always stayed inside the baseline to return and put pressure on the server with quick powerful returns. That intimidates the server, and can produce a string of double faults when your trying to make that second serve good. Agassi in particular is vulnerable to this because he changes grip for his second serve to get more spin, and typically puts the serve too short.

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Nieminen can play the game and if he had more self-belief he'd be even better. He also has a great forehand which he can trouble Agassi with.

Agassi hasn't been a threat on clay for a while.

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Re: Agassi-Niemenen

I know Niemenen can play some but I didn't really think he'd be as consistent as he has or make some of the shots he has.

Andre looks very lethargic though and I can't remember his shots lacking penetration like they have today for a long time.

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Jarkko's gonna win this one for me
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Agassi should retire. He's hopeless.
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It's time to retire for the old man... Hope he realises it himself as well! Finally!

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I know Niemenen can play some but I didn't really think he'd be as consistent as he has or make some of the shots he has.

Andre looks very lethargic though and I can't remember his shots lacking penetration like they have today for a long time.
It's not a hardcourt and just because he is Agassi doesn't mean he is going to win.

In other words you didn't think Nieminen had a chance at all.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
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Re: Agassi-Niemenen

Nieminen is even hopelesser.
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