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Re: Melzer def. Korolev, 6-7(4) 6-2 7-6(4)

korolev was serving at 5-3 in the 3rd

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Re: Melzer def. Korolev, 6-7(4) 6-2 7-6(4)

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Re: Melzer def. Korolev, 6-7(4) 6-2 7-6(4)

The smarter game won.

Korolev with many winners, but also a lot UEs.

Melzer was mostly standing far behind the base line and defending. Sometimes he also threw in some S+V.

I expect a very similar match in the 2nd SF.

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Re: Melzer def. Korolev, 6-7(4) 6-2 7-6(4)

Poor Zhenya I want him in the finals after all the problems he had in the tourney he deserved to be in the finals, for other side, I wanted an all-russian final (well, Marat has to win first )

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Safin has to do something. His position as the biggest choker in Russia was questioned by Korolev.

Korolev is talented, but not that talented. Look how Del Potro trashed him this week...

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Re: Melzer def. Korolev, 6-7(4) 6-2 7-6(4)

Too bad, he just couldn't ever hold on to his serve properly, he'll need to improve that part of his game. And maybe his volleys, too, and returning slice.



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Re: Melzer def. Korolev, 6-7(4) 6-2 7-6(4)

In the post-match interview Melzer said he preferred to play Safin over Hewitt.

He mentioned his record against Hewitt was 0-5, but let's hope he gets Marat and eats his words!!!!!

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Damn, I was hoping after that big brouhaha Korolev would make it through to the final. Oh well, congrats on a great tournament.

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It's a pity that this temporarily lets the ATP off the hook, but good for Hirsute Jurgen, the entertainment value would be priceless were he to beat either Safin or Hewitt in the final.

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Re: Melzer def. Korolev, 6-7(4) 6-2 7-6(4)

As I don't think you should be able to win a tourny after losing a game, I am pretty happy with this. Nothing against Korolev - I just think to win a tournament you should be undefeated. Good tournament for him anyway.

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Re: Melzer def. Korolev, 6-7(4) 6-2 7-6(4)

The third set was wild. Both players made some unbelievable low-percentage shots. Melzer's serving was terrible (which he acknowledged in the post-match interview), but he was a backboard returning.
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