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Saretta def. Starace 6-7, 2-6, 6-4, 7-6, 6-3

No thread? Not the biggest names, but certainly a notable scoreline. Is this the start of something big for Saretta, after his opening round win over Safin in Hamburg?

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Re: Saretta def. Starace 6-7, 2-6, 6-4, 7-6, 6-3

At first I wonder how it happened he's playing a Slam instead of a challenger

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No thread? Not the biggest names, but certainly a notable scoreline. Is this the start of something big for Saretta, after his opening round win over Safin in Hamburg?
I don't know if it is, but I perceive that he certainly changed his mental attitude on court in comparison to previous years. I've seen him give up on a few matches in the past when he started facing the first troubles, but apparently his new coach Jaime Oncins started working on that aspect. It's the first time he wins a match coming back from two sets behind.

He still lacks consistency though, and I don't see him getting past Davydenko in the next round.

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Re: Saretta def. Starace 6-7, 2-6, 6-4, 7-6, 6-3

He's no stranger to winning marathon matches though, just check out his early-round exploits at Wimbledon a few years ago - defeats Johansson 12-10 in the fifth in the first round in 2002, then for an encore comes back the next year to outlast Calleri 10-8 in the fifth.

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ROGER FEDERER: Yeah, I remember this one time when I went on a vacation on the Maldives. That was in the year 2001, I think. I went to this spa. I went to walk around with my girlfriend. I walk in, and we want to book a spa. This guy goes, "AHH, I remember you. You beat Sampras. I saw you on TV." That was like, really, how can you remember me? This guy has probably never been off his island and still knows me. I was a little bit shocked. Then I went to play tennis with him because he was actually the tennis teacher. It was nice.

Q. Were you naked at the time in the spa?

ROGER FEDERER: No. It was at the front desk. I didn't walk in naked.
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Re: Saretta def. Starace 6-7, 2-6, 6-4, 7-6, 6-3

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He's no stranger to winning marathon matches though, just check out his early-round exploits at Wimbledon a few years ago - defeats Johansson 12-10 in the fifth in the first round in 2002, then for an encore comes back the next year to outlast Calleri 10-8 in the fifth.
Yeah, like most players at his level, he plays better when he has nothing to lose.

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I don't know if it is, but I perceive that he certainly changed his mental attitude on court in comparison to previous years. I've seen him give up on a few matches in the past when he started facing the first troubles, but apparently his new coach Jaime Oncins started working on that aspect. It's the first time he wins a match coming back from two sets behind.

He still lacks consistency though, and I don't see him getting past Davydenko in the next round.
Didn't he work with Oncins before?
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Didn't he work with Oncins before?
He started with him in January.

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He started with him in January.
Who are his previous coaches?
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Who are his previous coaches?
As far as I remember, from the most recent one to the less recent one: João Zwetsch, Fernando Roese, Carlos Chabalgoity and Pablo Albano.

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Thanks Renato.
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Huge win for Flavio, he definitely needed this one Keep it up man!

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Starace should be disappointed, he really needs to fulfil his potential. He has all the abilities of a top 40 player, but he never shows them.

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Re: Saretta def. Starace 6-7, 2-6, 6-4, 7-6, 6-3

Great win Salsicha.

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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: Saretta def. Starace 6-7, 2-6, 6-4, 7-6, 6-3

I actually thought the italian starce might edge this one
as he has been doing relatively well
it is strange that very fwe brazilians are doing well on the tour
or even exsist

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it is strange that very fwe brazilians are doing well on the tour
or even exsist
Not a big surprise, if you take out the Guga phenomenon, the level has been pretty much the same over the years.

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