Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Sydney, Australia
Re: Re: Safin v. Blake: The Hopman Cup Rematch at AO
It's a tricky one because Blake can really annoy Marat. He's persistant and just fights fights fights, goes for his shots, isn't afraid to play his game. Anyway, it really depends on Marat's mentality on the day. They played before and I saw the match and it was like this: Marat just having the edge, had some match points in the tiebreaker in the second, but didn't pull through, James Blake fighting hard, Blake diving for this ball at the net and making it: oh guess what, Blake wins the second set..then Blake wins the third 6-4.
Marat should have won that match. But he let it slip away.
So, if he does that on Sunday, there will be no Safin vs. Roddick.