Originally Posted by bavaria100
Honestly, I'm not surprised about the result. I don't know why, but I already had the feeling that Hrbaty was going to win this match.
It was still a great week for Robby and he defended his quarterfinal points from last year.
I think he lost early in Washington last year so that he has an opportunity to gain some points next week. Robby is finally getting his game back together and I'm already looking forward to next week's tournament.
I'm not too surprised myself...
The only other time these two played each other (2005), Hrbaty beat Robby rather easily. Last night, Robby got broken a bit too easily in the second set... Robby said this week that he doesn't think his serve is as effective as it was last summer. I can't say I disagree with him. Although, sometimes his serve seems good, I don't think it's at a consistently good level throughout a match... If he has the desire and the discipline, he will be working on his serve more before AMS Canada.
I don't think Robby planned to go to Washington this summer, so I think his next tournament will be in Toronto. He has the opportunity to pick up some points there, and I hope he does!
I didn't follow the match last night, but I heard that Robby got an unfair call (from what it sounded like), where the instant replay made an "obvious" error, but the umpire did not overrule!
Does anyone know when in the match this happened?? Robby's been known to dwell on negative points during the match after they've happened, and not quite recover...