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Kuznetsov got mad at the ball pop as well, remember. Complained that he missed a shot because the ball was dead. Then he missed a forehand to get broken. So it's not all Pippo here, since he had gamepoints to hold for 5-3. Kuznetsov lost his focus and couldn't keep his head together.
he just should have never taken the time out. he was losing and couldnt handle it so he pulled some disgusting act more than likely knowing full well that it would fuck andrey up.

its not fair because a win here would have meant so much more to andrey
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yeah but how likely is a young up and coming player going to be able to deal with that well as compared to someone like volandri
Obviously he doesn't have the experience in situations like this to handle them in the best of ways, but at the same time, these are learning experiences, that's what the challenger tour is for these youngsters. They have to grow, improve and learn what it takes to be a top professional. And how to react in circumstances such as these are part of that process. The best, most mature players don't allow their opponents get in their head.
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he just should have never taken the time out. he was losing and couldnt handle it so he pulled some disgusting act more than likely knowing full well that it would fuck andrey up.

its not fair because a win here would have meant so much more to andrey
I agree overall, but that's not how things work at this level. Pippo wasn't going to hand him the victory. Tennis rarely is fair. It was up to Kuznetsov to not allow Pippo's antics to get under his skin, and he didn't do it.
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Match isn't over yet.
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I agree overall, but that's not how things work at this level. Pippo wasn't going to hand him the victory. Tennis rarely is fair. It was up to Kuznetsov to not allow Pippo's antics to get under his skin, and he didn't do it.
i didnt expect him to hand andrey the victory but to just play on and if he lost accept it

I think andrey is playing again next week. I see he's melting down right now but i just hope he regroups from this and takes the positives from this week into next week. he had a top 100 clay specialist on the ropes before he let a time out get to him

top 100 this year is definately attainable if he keeps this up
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Important hold for Kuznetsov. Pippo should have broken him again, really.
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Kuznetsov isn't moving at all anymore.
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Pippo has played great defense in the third set. Making the Russian to hit extra shots to win points. Kuznetsov is showing some life in this game, though.
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more than likely to little to late but im glad he won another game and is showing fight
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im so pissed off and annoyed with this result its not even funny
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i didnt expect him to hand andrey the victory but to just play on and if he lost accept it
No way he was going to do that. He wants to win as well, and is experienced enough to know what it takes to win matches like this. They're both playing to win and Pippo basically employed a tactic to help him achieve that. Is it dirty? Yes. But he took advantage of something he's allowed to do in the rules. It's Kuznetsov's issue for allowing it to affect his play, and then allowing the ball pop argument ruffle his skin. He showed no composure and focus when it mattered.

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I think andrey is playing again next week. I see he's melting down right now but i just hope he regroups from this and takes the positives from this week into next week. he had a top 100 clay specialist on the ropes before he let a time out get to him

top 100 this year is definately attainable if he keeps this up
We'll see how he regroups physically for next week. Matches like this can scar players for a long time. But you do hope he takes confidence in his game and realizes that he's got the ability to play with high-level players. This is a very real, very rough learning experience for the young Russian and hopefully he does learn a lot from it.
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Volandri def. Kuznetsov 2-6 6-4 6-2

Great fightback from the Italian after the frustration of losing so many break points through the first half of the match. What people also have to take out of this is that Pippo did a good job on his service games the final two sets. Eventually the pressure of the entire situation and the constant saving of break points told on the Russian.

Klizan you have to believe is the favorite for the title.
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Volandri def. Kuznetsov 2-6 6-4 6-2

Great fightback from the Italian after the frustration of losing so many break points through the first half of the match. What people also have to take out of this is that Pippo did a good job on his service games the final two sets. Eventually the pressure of the entire situation and the constant saving of break points told on the Russian.

great thinking, i agree , lots of match better player lose and no one can do nothing after match about that, Volandri was on same level like kuznetsov but kuznetsov breaks every time when he have BP and Volandri have 12 BP on clay heyy on clay and this guy save all 12 and because of that he must win , because of that he is better ??? no he isnt , normally volandri made smart move medical timeone and after that normally he cant save 1000 Bp anymore ....smart game pipo , home other players in future who is better in match and some choker try to win will do the same thing
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Hopefully Martin will be able to beat Volandri, H2H is 1:1, both matches went to 3 sets.

Volandri doesn´t need these points as Klizan does.

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