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We're doomed to more culinary blogging! Nalbandian def. Safin 6-4 6-7 7-6

Damn, I so hoped to see a Safin-Federer semi..

Ah well, MTF was once again proven wrong in predicting the outcome of Safin's matches

Not being able to serve out the match in the third
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Re: We're doomed to more culinary blogging! Nalbandian def. Safin 6-4 6-7 7-6

Well, he fought after a truly dismal first set. Nice run, Marat.

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Re: We're doomed to more culinary blogging! Nalbandian def. Safin 6-4 6-7 7-6

they both choked...

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The perfect example of why players should make careful use of their challenges. Marat might have served it out if he had a challenge left to overturn that call at 30-15 (I think).
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Re: We're doomed to more culinary blogging! Nalbandian def. Safin 6-4 6-7 7-6

Wow, these two are keeping their matches close lately.

Last of the moon-and-volley specialists.

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Re: We're doomed to more culinary blogging! Nalbandian def. Safin 6-4 6-7 7-6

bad match from marat

nalbandian challenged a serve call after playing the return - stupid ump :retard:
and he definately knew that marat got screwed on a call on mp at 6-5, he was right on top of the ball and shot spot showed the ball was inside the line. guess he's a scumbag too then

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Re: We're doomed to more culinary blogging! Nalbandian def. Safin 6-4 6-7 7-6

I love the title

I doubt Safin will be loving hawkeye anymore after this. Without hawkeye Safin would've served it out in the third. Poor guy.

Congrats to Nalbandian, after getting tight and playing horribly at 5-5 he played really good to break Safin. Standard of play was okay for most of the match, Safin was relying on his serve a bit too much and too many UE's.

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Re: We're doomed to more culinary blogging! Nalbandian def. Safin 6-4 6-7 7-6

The game in the third set at 6-5 Marat serving for the match was one of the weirdest games I have seen recently.
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Re: We're doomed to more culinary blogging! Nalbandian def. Safin 6-4 6-7 7-6

at the thread title.

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Marat was robbed at 6-5 in third
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The game in the third set at 6-5 Marat serving for the match was one of the weirdest games I have seen recently.
Agree. First Nalby challenges the serve and gets it right, from then on I never really knew what the score was because it wasn't at all clear until suddenly Nalbandian had BP.

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Darn!

Must be true what they say about blogging being a lucky charm.

I feel bad for Marat. Two bad calls during crucial moments and no challenge left.
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The perfect example of why players should make careful use of their challenges. Marat might have served it out if he had a challenge left to overturn that call at 30-15 (I think).
This is exactly why I don't like the limited challenge system and never have. Getting accurate line calls should not depend on how good your eyesight/wishful thinking was earlier in the set. Plus, he & others wouldn't spend so much time arguing with the chair ump trying to get him to overrule so a challenge doesn't have to be used.

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Re: We're doomed to more culinary blogging! Nalbandian def. Safin 6-4 6-7 7-6

Marat's 1st set was just (74 UEs in the match!!!)
I can't even believe he managed to get to a 3rd set TB considering his game today! 3rd set was better, but that mess when he served for the match, he got screwed with no challenge left!
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Darn!

Must be true what they say about blogging being a lucky charm.

I feel bad for Marat. Two bad calls during crucial moments and no challenge left.
One bad call, the other call which seemed as though it might have been bad was shown to be correct by hawkeye. Still, his forehand which went 'long' was a shame. Mistake for him to lose that point.

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