Re: Tell Me about Acasuso's Game
I better do this properly an analysis of Acasuso's game isn't the easiest thing to do. This is at best and not on his worst days.
Serve: He has an excellent serve, the best out of the Argentine guys on tour at the moment, he hits it at good pace and on a roll he's hard to break. One thing he should do more though is hit more kick serves, especially with his height, he can get good angles with it and put them out of court, then have fun with running them ragged.
Forehand: It's a good shot and can hit well with angle and not just power, it's a safer and more consistent shot than his backhand, but not as spectacular as his backhand.
Backhand: The down the line backhand is his most spectacular shot, but the one which he will make the most errors from most of the time. Yes, it's one handed and with both the strokes they are well produced, when he can be bothered to move his feet.
Movement: For a big guy he moves quite well laterally, but not that well when he has to come forward to the net, vulnerable to short slices, where he would have to move forward off the baseline.
Temperament: Inconsistent is Chucho all the way, he can have his day, then lose to nearly any player, when he isn't playing well. He always looks like he is stoned on court and at times gives the impression he doesn’t care on court, so the unpredictability of what Chucho brings to the court, can be either extremely frustrating or very enjoyable.
Overall, well what can Chucho achieve, that depends on him. 2005 has been good to him overall, but he is capable at his best to be between 10-20 and be ranked between 20-30 so he shouldn’t have to qualify for TMS event, whether he can be bothered or can is another thing.
“ On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".
Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.