Originally Posted by amethyst
I only saw the last set and it was really horrible. But I saw several matches where one player cramped severly and the other wasn´t able to close it out fast (Safin vs Kiefer at USO - I don´t remember the year - and Costa vs Lapenti at RG 03. I also remember Magnus Norman being carried away from court screaming at some small tournament in Sweden and yet he came back to play). Both Safin and Costa needed the whole fifth set to win that matches - and they played as embarassing as Guga did today. It seems to be a really though situation for the player who´s not cramping.
I don't believe that Lapentti started cramping until quite late in the match? The reason Costa "needed" a fifth set to beat him, is because he lost the first two