Originally Posted by Clara Bow
Congrats Gael! Really wish that I could see the final between he and Ivan- should be fun.
For anyone who watched the match- how did he play?
Well but Hrbaty made some mistakes too: Hrbaty in the DC mode would have won...
Fantastic FH, always putting the ball back in court, running to defend and sliding as always even in the most desperate situations, forced Hrbaty to always hit a shot more and it paid off many times...
When his serve was on he couldn't be broken. Not often...He wasted his energy and in the last two sets Hrbaty was dominating from the baseline. But the "defend everything" tactic, the crowd and heart he showed plus a little more attacking approach than the one he had recently
helped him win but it's far from being enough. Too defensive!
He made Hrbaty volley a lot and Hrbaty missed too.
He will be tired tomorrow. I hope he'll still fight to make it tight for a while. Seeing how Ljubo is playing now he won't rob anybody if he wins the title...