Korea vs. Germany: Lee def. Mayer 7-5, 6-3, 1-6, 6-7(7), 6-3 [Archive] - MensTennisForums.com

Korea vs. Germany: Lee def. Mayer 7-5, 6-3, 1-6, 6-7(7), 6-3

osalsyst
02-08-2008, 05:53 PM
HYUNG!!!!!!!!!!! Thank God. Blowing a two set lead to Mayer would've been embarassing.

Voo de Mar
02-08-2008, 05:55 PM
Mayer fought off one match point on Lee's serve in the tie-break.

SwiSha
02-08-2008, 05:57 PM
blame Patrick Kuehnen for this

scarecrows
02-08-2008, 05:58 PM
Mayer fought off one match point on Lee's serve in the tie-break.

and he did it in style :worship:
great retrieving and then attacked with a sharp cross forehand

he looked like he could win after that but lee was still solid and Mayer got tired, at the end of the match Mayer was trying to finish points with 2-3 strokes

Bilbo
02-08-2008, 06:30 PM
typical mayer can't handle the pressure in the 5th set against a fighter like lee. expected outcome.

SwiSha
02-08-2008, 06:34 PM
anyone know anything about the korean doubles

Bilbo
02-08-2008, 06:36 PM
anyone know anything about the korean doubles

Germany in straigth sets tomorrow

Beforehand
02-08-2008, 06:38 PM
The points won on second serves, as compared with first serves in this match.

WTF.

SwiSha
02-08-2008, 06:41 PM
Germany in straigth sets tomorrow

good kohly will beat Lee that should do it

TMJordan
02-08-2008, 06:45 PM
Mayer is just horrible.

neenah
02-08-2008, 08:23 PM
Lee. :)

Yappa
02-08-2008, 11:12 PM
Pretty good match. :)

and he did it in style :worship:
great retrieving and then attacked with a sharp cross forehand

Mayer reminded us, why he is so entertaining to watch. Forehand slice (even as a passing shot), double handed volleys and moon balls. :lol: But he should have been more agressive.


he looked like he could win after that but lee was still solid and Mayer got tired, at the end of the match Mayer was trying to finish points with 2-3 strokes

It's no wonder that he got tired and got cramps, since he was mostly sitting way behind the base line and being very defensive. As Waske said: "He can't win by playing that defensive and by running from right to left all the time."

Merton
02-09-2008, 12:20 AM
Congrats to Lee, Germany should still win but the tie will reach the 3rd day.

Kolya
02-09-2008, 02:17 AM
Mayer :(

But he had blisters and cramps in the 5th. He probably should have won the 1st set with all the break points he had.

~*BGT*~
02-09-2008, 02:21 AM
What's with all the 5 setters today.

Kolya
02-09-2008, 02:35 AM
What's with all the 5 setters today.

Entertainment.

adee-gee
02-09-2008, 02:45 AM
:lol: good job once again Flo :yeah:

Real star this kid :hatoff:

Truc
02-09-2008, 07:43 AM
and he did it in style :worship:
great retrieving and then attacked with a sharp cross forehand

he looked like he could win after that but lee was still solid and Mayer got tiredHe was already cramping in the 4th set.
It's true he fought really well to win the 4th set in these conditions, but I don't agree he looked at that time like he was going to win, he was already having condition issues.
And it just got worse in the 5th.

Truc
02-09-2008, 07:52 AM
I wouldn't call it a good match. Dramatic, yes, but Mayer made Lee look way too good with his moonballing crap. Lee was solid, he played a good match for his standards, but nothing amazing.

And the 2nd set really hurt my eyes. Mayer said it himself in the interview, "I was playing like a beginner".

I♥PsY@Mus!c
02-09-2008, 09:11 AM
Germany will win anyway,but it's good to see Lee win this tie! :)

Jimnik
02-11-2008, 03:47 PM
Nice win by Lee and not a surprise at all. It's further proof that, unlike most Asians, he can play on clay.

Shame about this article though:
http://www.daviscup.com/news/matchreport.asp?id=14510

Lee overcomes his clay demons

Lee is ranked 44 in the world, some 24 places higher than his opponent, and has an excellent Davis Cup record but he doesn’t like to play on clay. On the ATP tour he had won just one match on clay in the last two years.

“I am happy that I won for my country. Now I am exhausted,” said Lee. “I think even a little bit more than Mayer. The first two sets went pretty easy but then Mayer played more aggressive. I am happy, now we have still the opportunity to win the tie.”

In the first set Mayer had early break points but couldn’t convert them, then the German lost his serve in the fifth game. However, Mayer came back breaking his opponent’s serve at 3-4. At 5-6 Lee had three set points forcing Mayer to play some of his best tennis with surprising approaches to the net. He won three points in a row but Lee closed the set with his fourth set point.

Despite complaining about the slow clay court in the Volkswagenhalle, Lee continued his solid play in the second set. The Korean took a 3-1 lead and at 5-3 he took the second set on his third encouraged by the small group of Korean fans cheering and waving their national flags. Mayer made too many easy mistakes and didn’t succeed in breaking his opponent’s rhythm with his unorthodox play.
Complete rubbish. He won two matches in Monte-Carlo last year and another in Austria. He drew Nalbandian at RG and still won a set.

Lee has a very solid record on clay including two 3rd round appearances at RG. The author could have actually checked his facts rather than just go with the stereotype that all Asians are clay clowns.

Neely
02-11-2008, 03:57 PM
Overall this was a good match at the end and partially even entertaining, but the beginning of Mayer was really typical :cuckoo: Just has no confidence and was heavily struggling for a long time before to win any match.

And the moonballs were great! :worship: And how the crowd murmured to each :lol: And gosh, I'm telling you, Nadal's moonballs aren't even fit to hold a candle to Mayer's :rocker2:


Lee played very well and much better than I would have expected him on clay. Lee lost two clear sets against Kohlschreiber on Sunday, but later in the match was very competetive, too. Good performance of Lee this weekend which has to be acknowledged.