Halle R1: Haas d. Stepanek 6-7(0) 7-6(3) 6-4 [Archive] - MensTennisForums.com

Halle R1: Haas d. Stepanek 6-7(0) 7-6(3) 6-4

scarecrows
06-10-2008, 04:30 PM
interesting match, Haas is still a force on grass

Radek missed many BPs in the 3d set :(

TMJordan
06-10-2008, 04:30 PM
That was pathetic from Radek, he had so many chances to break in the 3rd as he was reading Haas's serve and Haas couldn't touch his serve untill Radek was serving to stay in the match :rolleyes:

Also on MP the idiot linesperson called Radek's serve out and it was in and got overturned that definatly fucked Radek up.

leng jai
06-10-2008, 04:31 PM
Great grass court match here and Haasi's backhand really fired after the first set. Bad luck for Steps, had a lot of chances in the third but didn't convert.

virex
06-10-2008, 04:31 PM
ohh sexy

i had such high hopes for you on grass

Tommy fan
06-10-2008, 04:31 PM
Yessss!!!!!!
I thought he would fall appart in the 2nd after that 1st TB..

Congrats Tommy, grat win!!!

Clay Death
06-10-2008, 04:32 PM
interesting match, Haas is still a force on grass

Radek missed many BPs in the 3d set :(


good one for Haas. he may get a shot at Fed if he can keep this up.

Tom Paulman
06-10-2008, 04:32 PM
Lucky shit, Haas.

The bad call from the umpire at the end saved your ass.

martinatreue
06-10-2008, 04:33 PM
Bye bye the worm! Thank God this wasn't clay cuz Tommy's one hander could not have handled the worm's massive "finishing power" off his 2-hander :haha:

Manon
06-10-2008, 04:33 PM
I thought it would be Radek but Haas finished first.

TMJordan
06-10-2008, 04:34 PM
good one for Haas. he may get a shot at Fed if he can keep this up.

He probaly won't beat Kohlschreiber, even if he does, no way he beats Soderling or Berdych.

scarecrows
06-10-2008, 04:34 PM
Lucky shit, Haas.

The bad call from the umpire at the end saved your ass.

hmmm, didnt Haas' return go in?
it would have also been a difficult volley for Stepanek

leng jai
06-10-2008, 04:34 PM
Lucky shit, Haas.

The bad call from the umpire at the end saved your ass.

How are the grapes, sour I bet.

Haasi really had the backhand going today and good to see he didn't fold like a cheap tent after ths diabolical 1st set breaker.

TMJordan
06-10-2008, 04:34 PM
hmmm, didnt Haas' return go in?
it would have also been a difficult volley for Stepanek

Nope Haas netted the return.

GlennMirnyi
06-10-2008, 04:36 PM
Haas will retire in the following match following another injury as usual.

Awful Steps.

danielmom
06-10-2008, 04:36 PM
This is very surprising considering Stepanek's form of late and the fact that Haas has not played any matches in months.

osalsyst
06-10-2008, 04:38 PM
Neither player had break points in the first two sets. Radek had a bunch of chances midway through the third, couldn't capitalize and naturally faltered when serving to stay in it. Good win for Tommy though considering he hasn't played much and Radek has.

On a side note, this is yet another unfair first round match doled out by the random draw. Two really tight interesting matches today could've easily been QF matches at least.

leng jai
06-10-2008, 04:38 PM
Haas will retire in the following match following another injury as usual.

Awful Steps.

:hug:

fast_clay
06-10-2008, 04:38 PM
Germany was always just a short stop for Rado...

German fans don't 'get' his mojo like their english counterparts...

No doubt this will leave him ample time to work the practice courts at Birmingham...

osalsyst
06-10-2008, 04:39 PM
good one for Haas. he may get a shot at Fed if he can keep this up.

You've got to be kidding. If he gets that far, he'll probably just give Fed another walkover.

Clay Death
06-10-2008, 04:40 PM
He probaly won't beat Kohlschreiber, even if he does, no way he beats Soderling or Berdych.

i guess you are right. still would like to see Haas take this title if possible. he needs a miracle then. poor fellow has had a million setbacks.

fast_clay
06-10-2008, 04:40 PM
Was awful nice of him to give two sets to the home favourite...

Yappa
06-10-2008, 04:43 PM
Nice win for Tommy. :yeah:

Good for Haas that this match took place on grass. His baseline play was full of UEs.

Looking forward to R2 against Kohli. :)

Tom Paulman
06-10-2008, 04:45 PM
hmmm, didnt Haas' return go in?
it would have also been a difficult volley for Stepanek

Radek was saving a matchpoint at 4-5 40-Adv and hit a good first serve which Haas returned out, so it should have been deuce... but the line umpire called the serve out. The chair umpire corrected him and Radek had to serve again and of course didn't hit another big serve.

Unfortunately that doesn't change the fact that his last service game sucked. But the match could have been in the final set tie-break now if the mug umpire didn't call that serve out.

Kolya
06-10-2008, 04:48 PM
Damn.

scarecrows
06-10-2008, 04:49 PM
Radek was saving a matchpoint at 4-5 40-Adv and hit a good first serve which Haas returned out, so it should have been deuce... but the line umpire called the serve out. The chair umpire corrected him and Radek had to serve again and of course didn't hit another big serve.


yes, I was watching but for some reason I saw the return of Haas in

I think Radek lost the match when he hit out an easy forehand DTL on BP

The Freak
06-10-2008, 04:58 PM
good one for Haas. he may get a shot at Fed if he can keep this up.

He would retire if he has to play Fed

Basic Boy
06-10-2008, 05:05 PM
Haas is so talented bastard, phuck injuries!!! Win Wimbledon Tommy!!! You don't need match practice to win with those clowns on grass

Tom Paulman
06-10-2008, 05:06 PM
yes, I was watching but for some reason I saw the return of Haas in

That was the final return. The previous one was out. At least I saw it out ;) A replay would help.

I think Radek lost the match when he hit out an easy forehand DTL on BP

At least something I can agree with.

Uraitan
06-10-2008, 05:09 PM
Good job Haas ... :banana:

Beforehand
06-10-2008, 05:16 PM
Haas will retire in the following match following another injury as usual.

Awful Steps.

Haas only retires or gives a walkover when he can disrupt Federer's rhythm. Everyone knows that.

Beforehand
06-10-2008, 05:21 PM
On a side note, this is yet another unfair first round match doled out by the random draw. Two really tight interesting matches today could've easily been QF matches at least.

Unless you seed every player and do NOTHING randomly, this is going to happen when a player like Haas isn't seeded.

HeretiC
06-10-2008, 05:31 PM
Sexy being beaten from a guy who hadn't played for ages.:haha:

JimmyV
06-10-2008, 05:31 PM
Wow, talk about disappointing.

Blue Heart24
06-10-2008, 05:31 PM
Nice one Radek :retard:

groundstroke
06-10-2008, 06:06 PM
Haas still has it, thank god the Worm lost. I hate his game.

osalsyst
06-10-2008, 06:06 PM
Unless you seed every player and do NOTHING randomly, this is going to happen when a player like Haas isn't seeded.

I'm not sure how that counters my argument. And what you said isn't necessarily true anyway.

groundstroke
06-10-2008, 06:08 PM
i guess you are right. still would like to see Haas take this title if possible. he needs a miracle then. poor fellow has had a million setbacks.
Definitely. He deserves something, he hasn't won a title since 07?

Clydey
06-10-2008, 06:42 PM
Haas will retire in the following match following another injury as usual.

Awful Steps.

You really are a bitter little twat, aren't you?

Beforehand
06-10-2008, 06:44 PM
I'm not sure how that counters my argument. And what you said isn't necessarily true anyway.

Even if they lined the seeds up 1-8, etc, Haas would have been kind of floating around anyway.

I guess I wasn't really countering you so much as saying you were speaking in whiny-sounding truisms that can't really be changed.

Acer
06-10-2008, 06:56 PM
Well thank fuck for that.

Neely
06-10-2008, 07:10 PM
I didn't think that Haas came back in this one, Stepanek was looking very good, and after the to-love tiebreaker I thought it would be a big mental crash for Tommy. Good timing to have the first break points of the match in the last game as Stepanek served against the match.

BTW, I don't think that you can blame Stepanek for missing so many break points. He only saw one 2nd serve of which he maybe should have won the point in the following rally, but the rest were all relatively good first serves of Haas, as far as I remember it.

hmmm, didnt Haas' return go in?
it would have also been a difficult volley for Stepanek

That was the final return. The previous one was out. At least I saw it out ;) A replay would help.
There was no replay for this point, but from just watching my recording again, I would say it had been a risky gamble for Stepanek to hope the line umpire or Bernardes see this ball out. It wasn't exactly on the line, but it could have caught a bit of it. My impression was the decision could have gone either way, pretty close.

Tom Paulman
06-10-2008, 07:13 PM
There was no replay for this point

What I wanted to say was that it would help if we had a video of that point, so we can find out wheter Haas' return was out when Radek's serve was badly called out :)

Leen.
06-10-2008, 07:15 PM
tommy :hearts:

fast_clay
06-10-2008, 07:33 PM
Haas still has it, thank god the Worm lost. I hate his game.

i fail to see how anyone can hate a style that is so old school its sexy...

rado is the rescue boat in an ocean of boredom...

stebs
06-10-2008, 07:44 PM
Very good win for Haas and I'm sure this one was good to watch for most although the gamblers were probably having heart attacks. Very good players for a first round match. Wouldn't be out of place in the R16 of Wimbledon.

osalsyst
06-10-2008, 07:45 PM
Even if they lined the seeds up 1-8, etc, Haas would have been kind of floating around anyway.

I guess I wasn't really countering you so much as saying you were speaking in whiny-sounding truisms that can't really be changed.

:haha:

Point taken.

Corswandt
06-10-2008, 07:54 PM
Surprised that people in here are going on about how Haas' BH was firing in this match, considering how he missed say 19 out of 20 BH passes, and how many BH floaters he gave for Stepanek to put away with easy volleys. Understandable rustiness aside, it seems as if Haas doesn't feel entirely at home on grass. But his serve was deadly throughout.

Otherwordly serving from both in the 2nd set. Stepanek didn't choke those BPs in the 3rd away, but he most certainly choked in that last service game.

GlennMirnyi
06-10-2008, 08:05 PM
Haas still has it, thank god the Worm lost. I hate his game.

Too much for your peabrain to digest.

You really are a bitter little twat, aren't you?

Are you my fan then? I know you're Murray's fan and he's way more of a bitter little twat than I am. :)

i fail to see how anyone can hate a style that is so old school its sexy...

rado is the rescue boat in an ocean of boredom...

So true.

Clydey
06-10-2008, 08:21 PM
Are you my fan then? I know you're Murray's fan and he's way more of a bitter little twat than I am. :)



I'm not delusional, however. If Murray loses and plays badly, I'm quick to say so and I'll give the opponent credit. Whenever Stepanek loses, it is apparently never down to his opponent. According to you, that is.

Get a grip of yourself and demonstrate some humility once in a while. I like Stepanek. He's good for the game and isn't afraid to show some personality. Let's be honest, though. Haas, at his best, is a better player than Stepanek. He is simply more gifted. The sooner you realise that Stepanek isn't the most talented player to ever pick up a racket, the sooner you'll stop acting like a bitter sycophant.

GlennMirnyi
06-10-2008, 08:25 PM
I'm not delusional, however. If Murray loses and plays badly, I'm quick to say so and I'll give the opponent credit. Whenever Stepanek loses, it is apparently never down to his opponent. According to you, that is.

Get a grip of yourself and demonstrate some humility once in a while. I like Stepanek. He's good for the game and isn't afraid to show some personality. Let's be honest, though. Haas, at his best, is a better player than Stepanek. He is simply more gifted. The sooner you realise that Stepanek isn't the most talented player to ever pick up a racket, the sooner you'll stop acting like a bitter sycophant.

Which part of the: "Awful Steps" couldn't you grasp mate? I'm not a fanboy, I criticised his choke at the end.

Haas is very talented but at this point in his career he shouldn't win this match. It was in Steps hands and he blew it. For that I criticised him, as I'll always do when I feel he missed an opportunity.

:)

Clydey
06-10-2008, 08:30 PM
Which part of the: "Awful Steps" couldn't you grasp mate? I'm not a fanboy, I criticised his choke at the end.

Haas is very talented but at this point in his career he shouldn't win this match. It was in Steps hands and he blew it. For that I criticised him, as I'll always do when I feel he missed an opportunity.

:)

I'm not saying you don't criticise Stepanek. You just never seem to credit his opponent. Fair enough, he choked or whatever. Why, then, slag off Haas? I just don't get it.

I'm not against slagging off or poking fun at them, but I don't generally go after the ones I admire. And from what I can tell, you actually like Haas.

GlennMirnyi
06-10-2008, 08:32 PM
I'm not saying you don't criticise Stepanek. You just never seem to credit his opponent. Fair enough, he choked or whatever. Why, then, slag off Haas? I just don't get it.

I'm not against slagging off or poking fun at them, but I don't generally go after the ones I admire. And from what I can tell, you actually like Haas.

I like Haas, but I don't like the whole "play 3 matches then withdraw and stay off for 3 months" deal. Do it or quit it.

Clydey
06-10-2008, 08:40 PM
I like Haas, but I don't like the whole "play 3 matches then withdraw and stay off for 3 months" deal. Do it or quit it.

He can't necessarily help it. I doubt he's crazy about such a punctuated, up and down career. He's not going to be pulling out of tournaments just for the sake of it.

GlennMirnyi
06-10-2008, 08:44 PM
He can't necessarily help it. I doubt he's crazy about such a punctuated, up and down career. He's not going to be pulling out of tournaments just for the sake of it.

He can always call it a career...

Also I forgot to post: I don't feel there's a need to post how good Haas is. Everybody with 2 brain cells (that excludes all Fakertards of course) knows he's one of the top talents to ever play tennis. :)

Clydey
06-10-2008, 08:47 PM
He can always call it a career...

Also I forgot to post: I don't feel there's a need to post how good Haas is. Everybody with 2 brain cells (that excludes all Fakertards of course) knows he's one of the top talents to ever play tennis. :)

Bit early yet. He can still play to a very high standard, providing he gets out of this period of injuries fairly soon. I reckon he's got a couple of years in him still.

ASP0315
06-10-2008, 08:50 PM
Good one haas. ;)

Nice choke Radek. :o but thats ok Wimbledon is coming right up to rack up points.

Grinder
06-10-2008, 08:53 PM
Excellent match. I wanted Radek to win, but Haas' game is a pleasure to watch when he's firing on all cylinders.

octatennis
06-10-2008, 09:00 PM
That was pathetic from Radek, he had so many chances to break in the 3rd as he was reading Haas's serve and Haas couldn't touch his serve untill Radek was serving to stay in the match :rolleyes:

Also on MP the idiot linesperson called Radek's serve out and it was in and got overturned that definatly fucked Radek up.



haaaahahahaha that's karma biatch...!!! the same way lalo was fucked up by ulrich, the same way for stepanerd...

linesperson :worship::worship::worship: