Houston QF : Wayne Odesnik def Roitman 2-6 7-6(4) 6-1 to make 1st ATP semi final [Archive] - MensTennisForums.com

Houston QF : Wayne Odesnik def Roitman 2-6 7-6(4) 6-1 to make 1st ATP semi final

Action Jackson
04-18-2008, 09:00 PM
Congrats to Odesnik for making his first semi final on the ATP tour and for saving a match point.

Odesnik was up a break in the 2nd set, then lost his serve twice. There were 4 successive breaks and Roitman served for the match twice at 5-4 lost to to 0 and at 6-5.

Roitman took an injury timeout at 2-0 in the 3rd, not sure what for. They can't treat choking and not closing out matches as an injury.

Odesnik he isn't spectacular at all, he is making the most of what he has and now he should be inside the top 100 with this win.

osalsyst
04-18-2008, 09:00 PM
Roitman :haha::haha::haha:

The second set was funny. Odesnik got up an early break in it, Roitman comes back to serve for the match twice at *5-4 and *6-5. He obviously failed on both occasions and subsequently dropped the tiebreak and the third set. For Roitman, Odesnik is to Houston 2008 as Massu is to Vina del Mar 2007. At least he finished the match this time though.

TankingTheSet
04-18-2008, 09:02 PM
It's no surprise Odesnik can well play on clay, he did so before in challengers. Great result for him.

I've also noticed Odesnik has a great record winning three set matches after losing the first set, seems he often starts slow.

Tom Paulman
04-18-2008, 09:02 PM
Odesnik, Granollers or Daniel in final.

Shows how prestigious tourney Houston is :lol:

Action Jackson
04-18-2008, 09:04 PM
He will run all day, doesn't mind having to grind out victories.

He will either play Daniel or Granollers-Pujol in the semis.

fhiriburu
04-18-2008, 09:07 PM
What a clown this Roitman is...losing to Odesnik on clay! time to think on a new job Escopeta...

lorenz
04-18-2008, 09:07 PM
Roitman Choker !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
:mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:

Jaap
04-18-2008, 09:08 PM
Good job Waynoooooooooooooo

Hell of a fighter.

Action Jackson
04-18-2008, 09:09 PM
What a clown this Roitman is...losing to Odesnik on clay! time to think on a new job Escopeta...

You do know Odesnik can actually play on clay. Roitman should have won this, but it's not like he hasn't choked before.

Grinder
04-18-2008, 09:10 PM
Great fight from Odesnik, but nothing surprising. Wayne will run and grind as much as he has to, to dig out the win. It's due time for him to make his first ATP final in Houston, since clay should be his best surface. I'm a bit disappointed in Escopeta, losing matches from a winning position is something he's become all too familiar with.

jazar
04-18-2008, 09:19 PM
should he get into it, at this stage odesnik seems to be the best american hope of getting to the second round of the french

Action Jackson
04-18-2008, 09:27 PM
He is around 15th alternate for RG, this event come one week to late for him. It looks like he will have to go through the qualies.

Fee
04-18-2008, 09:30 PM
Wayne! Yay, I'll see him on Tennis Channel tomorrow! :yippee:

Smoke944
04-18-2008, 09:31 PM
Wayne...what a fighter :worship:

Snowwy
04-18-2008, 09:32 PM
Easy match

Smoke944
04-18-2008, 09:39 PM
Wayne! Yay, I'll see him on Tennis Channel tomorrow! :yippee:

Thanks for alerting me to this fact, now Gordo must win tonight :cool:

Apemant
04-18-2008, 09:40 PM
Roitman took an injury timeout at 2-0 in the 3rd, not sure what for. They can't treat choking and not closing out matches as an injury.

:haha:

betowiec
04-18-2008, 10:21 PM
well done wayno

Merton
04-18-2008, 10:42 PM
Good grind from Odesnik, too bad Roitman choked here. At least the choke was not as spectacular as against Korolev lst year in Valencia.

Caio_Brasil
04-18-2008, 11:14 PM
What a shame Escopeta, I insist on cheering for you but you get more hopeless every time you play :sad:

dijus
04-18-2008, 11:27 PM
so typical for Escopeta. damn, it was real chance to reach even final here...

Alonsofz
04-19-2008, 12:23 AM
:haha:

smitty8
04-19-2008, 12:30 AM
Go Wayne! :yeah:

Burrow
04-19-2008, 12:35 AM
What the hell is escopeter?

Corey Feldman
04-19-2008, 12:38 AM
Unlucky Sergio

well played Odesnik

GSM Jaap.

Deboogle!.
04-19-2008, 12:50 AM
Wayne! Yay, I'll see him on Tennis Channel tomorrow! :yippee:My thoughts exactly. Excellent!

ChinoRios4Ever
04-19-2008, 01:22 AM
fighter vs choker

expected win by Odesnik :yeah:

LocoPorElTenis
04-19-2008, 02:21 AM
What a choker of the highest order of magnitude this Escopeta. This was probably his last chance ever to play a QF ATP level match against an Odesnik on clay. He should stick to Challengers really.

VolandriFan
04-19-2008, 05:38 AM
Typical scoreline.

ArgieFan
04-19-2008, 05:42 AM
What a f*cking choker you are Roitman, why don't you retire please? Losing against Odesnik in clay...

Scotso
04-19-2008, 07:43 AM
Wayne :rocker2:

jcempire
04-19-2008, 07:46 AM
should he get into it, at this stage odesnik seems to be the best american hope of getting to the second round of the french

LOL :worship:

If he be the only American to the second round of FO, That's would be unbelievale. It also tell you how bad the Americans play on clay