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AO R4: Blake d. Cilic 6-3 6-4 6-4

scarecrows
01-21-2008, 05:21 AM
too good James :worship:

Cilic has many years ahead of him, great tournament anyway

Deathless Mortal
01-21-2008, 05:27 AM
Blake was on fire today, he was great on serve and return, Cilic didn't manage to break his serve at all. After his struggle against Grosjean, this was a great win for him :yeah:
Marin :hug: He is obviously improving, and I expect big things from him this year :)

Blue Heart24
01-21-2008, 05:27 AM
Marin played solid,but was bad on the key points.
Blake got this one on his experience,in a year or two Marin will win this kind of matches.

Congrats to Marin for a great tournament.Hope he keeps playing this way because if he does the year will be awesome for him :)

The Freak
01-21-2008, 05:28 AM
Way to go James! :)
Cilic will have his day.

Marek.
01-21-2008, 05:29 AM
Good job Blake :yeah:

ChinoRios4Ever
01-21-2008, 05:29 AM
Blake :worship: finally a QF outside the USO

this is better than winning Sydney and losing early in the AO :o

good run and future for Marin :yeah:

neenah
01-21-2008, 05:35 AM
Good luck for the future, Marin. :)

Voo de Mar
01-21-2008, 05:36 AM
Never in doubt :yeah: Unfortunately in the QF will be end of the road. Another bitter loss to Federer in prospect.

Corey Feldman
01-21-2008, 05:37 AM
Mugs match

dedicated to my v-cash

tennizen
01-21-2008, 05:39 AM
Cilic:sad: Well he is young and can be forgiven. I am depressed at the thought of another Fed-Blake match:sad:

A_Rod
01-21-2008, 05:40 AM
What luck to James. :rolleyes:
Save 2 sets down in the Third Round and a gift to go to the Quarters.

Great! :mad:

jcempire
01-21-2008, 05:42 AM
Well done both

Good to go Cilic

James play Roger again. Bad Luck. bad Draw. If he got in to Nadal's half, He may be in the Final of AO

~*BGT*~
01-21-2008, 05:43 AM
JAMES!!!!! :woohoo:

Scotso
01-21-2008, 05:44 AM
Marin :sad:

MrJ
01-21-2008, 05:50 AM
Well done James, great serving!! :)

Back in the top 10 as well!! :D

TMJordan
01-21-2008, 06:01 AM
Get him next year, Marin.

R.Federer
01-21-2008, 06:19 AM
Oh I am so happy for James Blake!!!! He's turned many corners this tournament. It was not his first 5 set win, but it was one of the first, and now back to the QF of a GS for the 2nd time, playing Federer, and I think he is playing very well. I expect him to get at least a set in the quarters.

Wow, who would have predicted James would be the best American men's player this AO? :lol: Great job.

Rogiman
01-21-2008, 07:12 AM
Expected schooling by James! :yeah:

Where's Bilbo and his "we will see many surprised faces here" now? :devil:

WhataQT
01-21-2008, 07:21 AM
Great job Blake!

sports freak
01-21-2008, 10:35 AM
Awesome James,one of my favourite players on tour!!Top bloke,apperently a gun in Trivia Pursuit aswell!!

ReturnWinner
01-21-2008, 10:36 AM
Good win for Blake,he is too powerful at the moment for Cilic.

sports freak
01-21-2008, 10:37 AM
Expected schooling by James! :yeah:

Where's Bilbo and his "we will see many surprised faces here" now? :devil:

Never in doubt ;)

VolandriFan
01-21-2008, 11:18 AM
I hope this brings some people back down to earth. I said those things before because I could see this coming from a mile away. Marin could well reach the top 5 in his career, he is a very talented ball striker. It's just that one win over a very out of form and injured Gonzalez does not set that in concrete- especially when it's followed up with a straight sets drubbing from Blake.

Jaap
01-21-2008, 11:21 AM
Expected win.

Cilic overachieved to get this far.

Jaap
01-21-2008, 11:22 AM
I hope this brings some people back down to earth. I said those things before because I could see this coming from a mile away. Marin could well reach the top 5 in his career, he is a very talented ball striker. It's just that one win over a very out of form and injured Gonzalez does not set that in concrete- especially when it's followed up with a straight sets drubbing from Blake.

Cilic is overrated IMO. Moves like a slug on court.

CrossCourt13
01-21-2008, 02:22 PM
Just as one win over a top player doesn't automatically make him a unbelievably great player, one defeat doesn't make him a crap player either.
Overrated by who?

He has potential, his movement needs to improve and he also needs to work on getting fewer UE and the serve percentage but he's got potential to be a top 10-15 player for sure.

Regarding this match I feel he would stand a much greater chance of pushing Blake if it was played on Rod Laver. I think the wind bothered his game a bit more than James'.
But no excuses of course, Blake was the better player on court and he played much better today than what I've seen in the Grosjean match.

cobalt60
01-21-2008, 02:47 PM
:banana: JB
:hatoff: MC to getting this far

osalsyst
01-21-2008, 02:55 PM
Great job James! This should get you back into the top 10 with a bunch of guys dropping in points. Good luck against Fed although all my vcash is going against you. Sorry!

Fantastic tourney Marin! Wins over two seeded players is great even though one of them was AlMUGro. I predict top 30 by the end of the year but that's probably an underestimate.

Haile Selassie
01-21-2008, 03:20 PM
Cilic is really boring to watch :yawn:

I♥PsY@Mus!c
01-21-2008, 04:51 PM
Gl to James in the next match!

RagingLamb
01-21-2008, 05:08 PM
With a bit more experience, Cilic will easily take care of Blake. Whereas Blake will not improve much from this.

I'll be expecting bagels from Federer

Jaap
01-21-2008, 05:13 PM
I think to be a top 5 player these days you need really good movement - Federer, Nadal, Djokovic, Davydenko, Ferrer - all excellent movers.

Cilic in comparison moves like an old man.

Bad Religion
01-21-2008, 05:26 PM
Sad day in tennis when this limited Blake wins a match

Disgusting the way like Blake plays

tangerine_dream
01-21-2008, 05:54 PM
James :woohoo: Finally, a slam QF appearance other than USO. Congrats and good luck in the next round. :cool:

Merton
01-21-2008, 06:05 PM
It is rare to see an intelligent match for James but it happens from time to time. This was one of them, exploiting the difference in movement and experience in dealing with the wind. Great tournament for Cilic here.

jonny84
01-21-2008, 10:41 PM
Marin had a good tournament and played some real good matches.

He will mean business this year I think!

VolandriFan
01-22-2008, 12:57 PM
I think to be a top 5 player these days you need really good movement - Federer, Nadal, Djokovic, Davydenko, Ferrer - all excellent movers.

Cilic in comparison moves like an old man.

Good point. Out of the current top 20 players, I would consider 4 to be poor movers, and even that is being generous. Unless Cilic has huge weapons to counter his footwork, then he's not going anywhere near the top 5.

nhissan
01-22-2008, 02:03 PM
Go James go sotp Fed now