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Dimitrov in 2 16 51.61%
Dimitrov in 3 8 25.81%
Istomin in 2 3 9.68%
Istomin in 3 4 12.90%
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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 02-15-2017, 02:22 PM Thread Starter
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WWW? Rotterdam R2 [5] G. Dimitrov vs. [LL] D. Istomin

Re-match of AO R4.

Grigor is obviously the favourite here. Can Istomin do the impossible again?

I watched Istomin Bedene R1 match and I can tell you Istomin is back to being inconsistent again. serving is still great but return is levels down from AO. I expect Dimi to finish it in 2 but I would be delighted to see Denis avenge his AO loss, just as he did against Bedene (Losing to Bedene in qualifying).

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Re: WWW? Rotterdam R2 [5] G. Dimitrov vs. [LL] D. Istomin

Istomin was injured at the AO and was leading until the MTO.

Istomin to avenge the loss.
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Dimitrov in 3. I expect a tight match but Dimitrov prevailing in the end with his superior mental toughness
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Re: WWW? Rotterdam R2 [5] G. Dimitrov vs. [LL] D. Istomin

I think Dimitrov should advance in two sets, like he did in their match at Shanghai Masters a few years ago (AO wasn't the first time he played Istomin), but who knows, his random loss people are always expecting may come here. Obviously zero baseline rhytm after playing Mischa, while Denis played two matches already, against a player who gives a lot of baseline rhytm.

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Re: WWW? Rotterdam R2 [5] G. Dimitrov vs. [LL] D. Istomin

how lucky can Istomin be! he had bye in the first round of qualifications, entering on the main draw as a LL eventually and he plays a tired Grigor now!

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how lucky can Istomin be! he had bye in the first round of qualifications, entering on the main draw as a LL eventually and he plays a tired Grigor now!
Dimi is a young stud. He played epic tennis for like 5 hours against Nadal. I think his fitness won't be a problem. Only played 11 sets last weeks and was mostly in control.

However he might be mentally exhausted after that epic Aussie semi final, emotional victory at home, and then a really annoying match against Misha Zverev.

Istomin has a serious chance, I think he takes it in 2.
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I think Dimitrov should advance in two sets, like he did in their match at Shanghai Masters a few years ago (AO wasn't the first time he played Istomin), but who knows, his random loss people are always expecting may come here. Obviously zero baseline rhytm after playing Mischa, while Denis played two matches already, against a player who gives a lot of baseline rhytm.
Not quite true. Thre were a few great baseline rallies, most of which Grigor won. Example:

https://twitter.com/abnamrowtt/statu...77141818114049

P.S.: I'm not sure how to embed a video from a twit. Sorry.
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Not quite true. Thre were a few great baseline rallies, most of which Grigor won. Example:

https://twitter.com/abnamrowtt/statu...77141818114049

P.S.: I'm not sure how to embed a video from a twit. Sorry.
Similar to the youtube (ytb) videos. Just pick the number you see after status/ (831877141818114049 in this case) and place it between the tweet tags.



Good point, but not an example of strong baseline exchance imho, mainly Mischa retrieving short and trying to find a tricky spot.
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Similar to the youtube (ytb) videos. Just pick the number you see after status/ (831877141818114049 in this case) and place it between the tweet tags.



Good point, but not an example of strong baseline exchance imho, mainly Mischa retrieving short and trying to find a tricky spot.
funny, I did try this first, but it did not work. I'll try here again. Let's see:



No, does not work again... Could you do it for me, please.
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funny, I did try this first, but it did not work. I'll try here again. Let's see:



No, does not work again... Could you do it for me, please.
You did it correctly. It worked actually. Check again. Sometimes it just needs a page refresh.
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You did it correctly. It worked actually. Check again. Sometimes it just needs a page refresh.
Oh, I see, the problem is with my Mozilla. At some point it just stopped displaying (for whatever weird reason) embedded tweets. So it is just me that doesn't see it...
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Re: WWW? Rotterdam R2 [5] G. Dimitrov vs. [LL] D. Istomin

this one should be fairly easier.

Getting some rhythm on the FH up to 4-4 and then one way street normally.

6-4 6-2 Dimitrov imo.

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this one should be fairly easier.

Getting some rhythm on the FH up to 4-4 and then one way street normally.

6-4 6-2 Dimitrov imo.
That's provided Istomin does not pull off some insane form like at AO. Hope his UE-rate will be back up to normal... Otherwise it will be difficult...
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Re: WWW? Rotterdam R2 [5] G. Dimitrov vs. [LL] D. Istomin

Dimitrov in 2.

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I would be delighted to see Denis avenge his AO loss
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