Lleyton! What a sensational performance.
His first two sets were some of the best tennis he’s played for quite a while. He hit a staggering 24 winners in the second set alone and some of them were amazing.
He was two points away from winning in straight sets when Rochus was down 0-30 serving at 5-6 however Rochus fought extremely well and made Lleyton work and work.
You’re all heart Lleyton. Another Davis Cup victory, another 5 set victory.
Cmon Aussie Cmon!
Excellent match from Lleyton. Although I'm Belgian, I was happy that Belgium drew Australia and especially that Lleyton played because it was a good chance to see him play on TV.
He was serving and returning very well, and his netplay was on as well. This match showed once again that he is one of the best players on the ATP although his recent results were disappointing. I also thought he looked very comfortable on the clay. If he plays like this, he's an outsider for Roland Garros.
Kudos to Ollie for making Lleyton work for it but in the end he did not have enough in the tank. To beat Lleyton Ollie needed to play at his best the whole match and that simply is not possible.
Federer: Lord of the Strings (quote borrowed from another MTF-poster)
Safin: His Royal Dork-ness
Hewitt: Mowing a lawn near you
Kuerten: tennis in the shape of a heart
Ollie Rochus: the lil'man that broke Karlovic