OK, having just watched the second and third set of the Arazi - Philippoussis match, I was left completely in shock. I was shocked, not only because of the 6-2 6-2 6-4 scoreline, but also becaues of Mark's horrible play. What is up with him?
Congratulations to Hicham, for playing a very solid, and at times very good match (like that passing shot in the last game; superb!). I really had expected Mark to win this match without a problem, so I am very much surprised!
DARN! I was hoping for *really* competitive, all-star Quarters. Oh well, Hicham could still deliver against Ferrero. Good job Hicham. I'm sure all of Morocco is very happy for you. And congrats for matching what Younes did last year, which is getting to the Quarters.
Mars does this all the time. After seeing him play against Johansson it was obvious he could not keep that level of play up and was going to get carved up when he played someone talented. I was predting Santoro would do what Arazi did today. Well it eventually happened just 2 rounds later
Mark's serve was fine. But his groundstrokes were horrible. Too many unforced errors. Hicham had only 9 unforced errors in 2 sets, and coupled with some absolutely rediculous shots he was pulling out his rear end, Mark got thumped.
If Ferrero beats Hicham, he'll have gotten to the semis with only one top 50 win....
the only reason Pavel isnt top 50 though is because he was injured, hes normally a top 30 player
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PAW Titles : 9 (WIMBLEDON '12, Washington '11, Acapulco '08, Stockholm '07, Houston '05, Monte Carlo TMS '04, Newport '04, Beijing '04, Moscow '04)
Finalist: 15 (Buenos Aires '12, Stockholm '11, Barcelona '11, Queen's 09, Nottingham '08, Las Vegas '08, Adelaide '08, Tokyo '06, St Poelten '06, Australian Open '05, St Poelten '05, Newport '05, Wimbledon '04, Houston '04, Basel '04)