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Mirnyi defeats Roitman 7/5 6/4

GlennMirnyi
04-18-2007, 03:16 PM
32/77 points won when returning.

Another good, but expected, win. Come the toad.

Merton
04-18-2007, 03:26 PM
Good show by Max here, and hopefully he can take out Soderling next round.

GlennMirnyi
04-18-2007, 03:40 PM
Good show by Max here, and hopefully he can take out Soderling next round.

Awful match-up for Max.

Jim Courier
04-18-2007, 05:06 PM
Awful match-up for Max.
Even on clay? Honest question here.

GlennMirnyi
04-18-2007, 05:13 PM
Even on clay? Honest question here.

Much worse. The faster the surface the best for Max. Soderling returns very well (as most Swedes) and it's no surprise he owns Max. In Minsk Max had MPs and if he wasn't sick he would probably have more chances (no excuses here, Robin won fair and square), but on clay I don't see much of a chance for Max against the powerful returns of Robin.

Merton
04-18-2007, 06:28 PM
I agree Gu, it is wishful thinking on my part mostly because the Toad tends to self-destruct on occasion.

Adler
04-18-2007, 06:31 PM
But, on the other hand... Mirnyi in clay Masters QF... THAT would be the first surprise of this year's main clay season

Nadie
04-18-2007, 06:31 PM
Well done Max! :yeah:

Soderling next :rolleyes: :scared:

chewy
04-18-2007, 07:05 PM
nice win Max! esp on this surface.

Sjengster
04-18-2007, 09:25 PM
But, on the other hand... Mirnyi in clay Masters QF... THAT would be the first surprise of this year's main clay season

Well he's done it twice before, in Hamburg - in 02 he beat Moya and Zabaleta en route to the semis, so it wouldn't be that much of a shock.

Andre♥
04-18-2007, 10:09 PM
But, on the other hand... Mirnyi in clay Masters QF... THAT would be the first surprise of this year's main clay season

He did it in Hamburg last year...

leng jai
04-18-2007, 11:03 PM
Love the Beast.

GlennMirnyi
04-19-2007, 01:25 AM
But, on the other hand... Mirnyi in clay Masters QF... THAT would be the first surprise of this year's main clay season

Hamburg 2002: SF
R64: Sampras
R32: Moya
R16: Zabaleta
Q: Boutter
S: lost to Federer

Hamburg 2006: QF
R64: Horna
R32: Kiefer
R16: Simon
Q: lost to Stepanek

Snowwy
04-19-2007, 01:29 AM
Still impressive and somewhat shocking for Mirnyi. Its nice to see though, I love him game even though it might not be teh best its a rare style these days.

Action Jackson
04-19-2007, 04:30 AM
The Toad will get him, though I want to be proven wrong.

The Beast has beaten some very good players on clay, he defeated Guga when he was RG champ in 2001 6-3 3-6 7-6(5) and Guga defended RG that year. He also defeated Moya and Horna twice on clay, yet he loses to Ginepri on clay.

GlennMirnyi
04-19-2007, 04:39 AM
The Toad will get him, though I want to be proven wrong.

The Beast has beaten some very good players on clay, he defeated Guga when he was RG champ in 2001 6-3 3-6 7-6(5) and Guga defended RG that year. He also defeated Moya and Horna twice on clay, yet he loses to Ginepri on clay.

Max is no clay clown, that's for sure.

Yeah, that Ginepri loss... :o :bolt:

Action Jackson
04-19-2007, 05:01 AM
Max is no clay clown, that's for sure.

Yeah, that Ginepri loss... :o :bolt:

Well this is true, but I almost went bald when he lost to Ginepri on clay, that is as talented as the Berdman losing to Srich and Duck on clay.

Toad doesn't always do well in the big events, but it's a poor match up for Max.