Re: The Mighty MM
Marinko in with a chance here against Robredo.
Mato loses first set 3-6, but now a break-up at 5-3. Now 5-4. Can he serve out the set and tie the match at 1 set all?
No... 15-40 down, 30-40, deuce. Good.. but Ad Robredo - Robredo breaks, levels at 5-5.
It's a break-a-thon - MMM breaks again to lead 6-5 and a second chance to serve for the set. Do it now Mato.
He is struggling again, again 0-30, and the break-a-thon continues as Robredo levels at 6-6.
Tie-break - now do it Mato.
Gets an early break - 2-0, 3-1, 4-2, 5-2, another break for 6-2, and four set pts, 6-3, on Mato's serve now... 6-4. Com'n... No... 6-5, one set point still to come on Robredo's serve.. change sides at 6-6... still a chance... yes break for 7-6 lead and another sp... wins the tb 8-6 and the 2nd set 7-6.
What a grind... one set all.
Drops his second serve to go 1-2 down. Unable to break-back, Robredo breaks again at 5-3, to win 3rd set 6-3. Not looking good, Marinko now has to win in five...
Not doing well - drops serve again and now trails 2-5, serving to stay in match at 0-30. MP to Robredo at 30-40.
All over and Mato's duck in the Grand Slam singles continues.
Did well to get a set but the No.19 seed too good on the day.
Well fought Marinko.
Last edited by RustyOz; 08-27-2013 at 01:21 AM.