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post #46 of (permalink) Old 10-29-2008, 12:30 PM
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Re: Paris 2008: The Last Stand

It was a poor display of tennis from David (bad match overall from both players), but on the other hand, it really did look like he was trying to make something happen from about 5-4 in the first set onwards, but he just wasn't playing well enough to execute it. As a spectacle, the match was not very nice to watch at all, with the first set dragging on for ages. His backhand was especially disappointing not showing a lot of feel on that side.

It looked like he might have hurt himself for a couple of games there early in the first set, but fortunately he looked fine from the second half of the first set onwards which was when the pace of his serve started to pick up as well. In the early part of the match, not only were there a lot of errors from David, but the depth on his shots in the beginning looked really poor as well. Thankfully that got better late in the first set. He started to dictate play a lot more in the second set although was still a bit inconsistent. Kiefer showed some good tactics but his execution was very poor, he hit a couple of outstanding drop volleys though.

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