First of all, very humid night, which made slow conditions even slower. Second, he took a wrong approach with Matosevic, playing ball down the middle instead of moving him and attacking his backhand. All in all, great win but being on court 4 hours on a first match is never good. Luckily, next match is on Thursday which should give him enough time to rest and recharge, hopefully.
well criticisms will be made on him..and they should be because he should not have had to go 5 with matosevic
however he managed to turn it around and win in 5 and for all the talk of him being a mental midget it takes alot of mental strength to be able to win a match after dropping the first 2 sets. even more so it takes alot of mental strength to turn a match in which you had been playing so horribly through the first 2 sets around
id be very disappointed in him if he lost but im proud that he turned it around
i dont know why he insists on getting into these matches though..maybe he likes showing off his new found fitness?
It's a good thing that he's playing Brands next, and on Thursday. Matosevic can be tricky, Brands, on the other hand, not so much. I expect a straight sets win, just to get things going before the R3 match against Nishikori.
"a kad me opet gore vrati zahvalit' ću Mu prvo
to nam je dao komad zemlje to je za sebe sačuv'o"
Marin should won in 3.
He had 19 BP, German 1 (Marin wasted 10 in 3rd before faced SP) and Marin now serving to avoid 5th set.
Nishikori's only strengh is to overrun opponent and he will do that easy win tired Cilic.
But Cilic is complete dumb-ass, he shouldn't lost a set vs this opponentd and he will probably loose 4
This is just too good to be true. Marin have 1/1 ratio, German 1/2, 3/19, 2/2, won points on return 59, 28, aces/DF 10/6, 12/10, points on net 71%, 50%, first serve 87%, 73%, 2nd 60%, 45 and they are 2:2.
He will spend 2 times more time on court than Nishikori.
Is fascinating how he choked both times he served to stay in a sets. First time he made 3 DF (of 4 Brands's points), 2nd time he made 2 DF at 15:30.