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Blake vs Cilic

Loremaster
01-19-2008, 12:51 PM
What do you think ??

I bet James in 3 or 4 he will be inspired after than comeback against Grosjean.

Deathless Mortal
01-19-2008, 12:53 PM
Cilic in 4

Bilbo
01-19-2008, 12:54 PM
Cilic in 4

scarecrows
01-19-2008, 12:55 PM
Blake in 4

Jaap
01-19-2008, 12:55 PM
Blake in 3.

Cilic will get found out.

CrossCourt13
01-19-2008, 12:58 PM
Going against the odds here :D, Blake in 5 (again :eek:) although I would really like to see Marin face Fedex I think it's doubtful how much will he have in him physically to make it here.

But it's gonna be a real battering contest :)

Rogiman
01-19-2008, 01:05 PM
I expect many people here to get carried away with Cilic's recent rise, never mind when Blake is the other option.

Yet I say Blake will school him.

adynadal
01-19-2008, 01:14 PM
Marin in 4!no way that Blake can stop him if he shows his best!
AJMOOOO!!!:kiss:

Bilbo
01-19-2008, 02:21 PM
we will see some surprised faces on monday

Loremaster
01-19-2008, 02:45 PM
we will see some surprised faces on monday

you know Cilic could easily have letdown after beating Gonzo and playing again to the best is hard after such vicotry + his fitness could be a factor he has played a lot before AO and Blake is in great shape. It won't be easy I wouldn't be suprised if James loses, but now I think Blake in 3 or 4

Bilbo
01-19-2008, 02:49 PM
you know Cilic could easily have letdown after beating Gonzo and playing again to the best is hard after such vicotry + his fitness could be a factor he has played a lot before AO and Blake is in great shape. It won't be easy I wouldn't be suprised if James loses, but now I think Blake in 3 or 4

Blake is in great shape? :lol:

you must have smoked some good crack, mate

jcempire
01-19-2008, 07:20 PM
Good luck to James

But to me, Cilic is better this time
Cilic in 4

jcempire
01-19-2008, 07:21 PM
The other reason is if James go to Roger, the kind of game is no fun to watch

I hate it.........

If Cilic came out to play Roger, It maybe different. you never know how good he is

Marek.
01-19-2008, 07:21 PM
Blake in four.

mrserenawilliams
01-19-2008, 07:59 PM
Blake in 3/4

Merton
01-19-2008, 08:17 PM
Cilic in 4, since the Grandmaster will stand on the baseline to hit return winners on his first serve. Also, he seems like a very grounded kid to me so I doubt the moment will get to him.

Wannabeknowitall
01-19-2008, 08:32 PM
James has won Davis Cup and come back from two sets down to win a match.
If that's not enough of a confidence booster than I don't know what is.

The problem is Cilic is a very dangerous player and not much is known about him.
I remember the match he played against Tsonga at Queen's Club and I remember thinking, these two are going to go somewhere.

Blake in 4 even with the lack of research.

Adler
01-19-2008, 08:33 PM
Blake can lose to anyone from Top 500 on a given day

Apemant
01-19-2008, 09:54 PM
Since we are at it, how come Eurosport commentators can't even learn how to pronounce Marin's surname? :rolleyes: For x's sake, is it so hard to ask someone how you pronounce something. It's not sillych, it's chillych. Shouldn't even be THAT hard for englishmen to pronounce. Say 'it's quite chilly' and then just append 'ch' to the end. Sooo easy.

But then again, most of them couldn't pronounce Goran's surname to save their lives, during all the years of his career. They would either say 'ivanishevick' or 'ivanisevich' - but too braindead to combine the two and do it right - 'ivanishevich'. Geez, sometimes I go berzerk at their ineptitude...

RickDaStick
01-19-2008, 10:02 PM
Since we are at it, how come Eurosport commentators can't even learn how to pronounce Marin's surname? :rolleyes: For x's sake, is it so hard to ask someone how you pronounce something. It's not sillych, it's chillych. Shouldn't even be THAT hard for englishmen to pronounce. Say 'it's quite chilly' and then just append 'ch' to the end. Sooo easy.

But then again, most of them couldn't pronounce Goran's surname to save their lives, during all the years of his career. They would either say 'ivanishevick' or 'ivanisevich' - but too braindead to combine the two and do it right - 'ivanishevich'. Geez, sometimes I go berzerk at their ineptitude...

I heard his name mentions many times on ESPN last night by the commentators and Blake and not once was it pronounced right. Always sillych

Apemant
01-19-2008, 10:08 PM
I heard his name mentions many times on ESPN last night by the commentators and Blake and not once was it pronounced right. Always sillych

:rolleyes: silly - ch. Sounds almost demeaning.

el_croata
01-19-2008, 10:31 PM
Marin in 4

DwyaneWade
01-19-2008, 10:46 PM
To the early poster James Blake is in terrific shape. He has not recently lost a match because of his physical fitness, its the brain part of it.

Blake in 4, I think Cilic will start strong and fade.

Halba
01-20-2008, 05:06 AM
hmm we have another youngster on the rise. hopefully better than overhyped ernests gulbis. just want to see a good match.

Voo de Mar
01-20-2008, 05:11 AM
Blake in 3.

tennisgal_001
01-20-2008, 05:39 PM
Blake into the QF.

I can't believe this match has been dumped onto MCA tomorrow! They actually think Ivanovic/Wozniacki and Venus/Domachowska will provide better entertainment?!

daddy
01-20-2008, 07:36 PM
Chillych in 4 sets!!!!

Bad Religion
01-20-2008, 07:45 PM
Cilic will make a favor to this sport and will rip Flake a new one

Apemant
01-20-2008, 07:54 PM
Chillych in 4 sets!!!!

:devil:
Yeah, perhaps they should transcribe it like that, because 'cilic' obviously doesn't do the trick.

The Freak
01-21-2008, 12:04 AM
[QUOTE=tennisgal_001;6466394]Blake into the QF.

I can't believe this match has been dumped onto MCA tomorrow! They actually think Ivanovic/Wozniacki and Venus/Domachowska will provide better entertainment?![QUOTE]

Yeah, I saw that too, It's a strange decision. :confused:

Lucinda
01-21-2008, 12:05 AM
I voted with my heart - Cilic in 4 :)

rocketassist
01-21-2008, 12:05 AM
Cilic. Blake doesn't get to Slam QFs outside of New York.

loz161
01-21-2008, 12:17 AM
cilic in 4

Allegretto
01-21-2008, 01:07 AM
Since we are at it, how come Eurosport commentators can't even learn how to pronounce Marin's surname? :rolleyes: For x's sake, is it so hard to ask someone how you pronounce something. It's not sillych, it's chillych. Shouldn't even be THAT hard for englishmen to pronounce. Say 'it's quite chilly' and then just append 'ch' to the end. Sooo easy.
Well, people just go with what they know. As far as Englishmen go, we've recently had dealings with the Croatian national football team, managed by one Slaven Bilić. That one's pronounced just as it's spelt (unless we've got that wrong too ;)), and names beginning with 'C' are always tricky to judge (because it could be 'Kill-ich', 'Sill-ich' or 'Chill-ich'). Most of the time it seems to be the soft 'C' people go for here, pronouncing it as an 'S'.

In any case, no disrespect is meant by it. One of the BBC commentators always gets it right... John Lloyd I think.