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Toronto 3r: Blake def. Tursunov 46 61 64

ChrisDoesDallas
07-24-2008, 11:31 PM
Almost blew it. I don't like Blake's tennis much, but I find myself rooting for him to win more lately. Don't know why.

Make the semis!

Smoke944
07-24-2008, 11:32 PM
Ugly ending kinda, but well done James, keep it up :)

habibko
07-24-2008, 11:33 PM
epic choking skills from both players, Blake's wise choices of not using hawk-eye :help:

federernadalfan
07-24-2008, 11:34 PM
It was close in the third set. Tursunov had some good points due to some good line calls in his favor. But, Blake hit better forehands and was more consistent. Well done, Blake.

TankingTheSet
07-24-2008, 11:34 PM
It was tense out there, empty center court after the rain break with Tursunov ready to explode at any moment. He hit a few angry balls to the sides and also said something to a supervisor at one point who was watching from the sides.

Voo de Mar
07-24-2008, 11:34 PM
I don't like Tursunov's game and his behaviour. He is dangerous for ball boys...
Strange, ugly match. Blake was 4:1 up in the final set, Tursunov leveled up to 4:4 and lost two games in a row in which had 40-15. Blake won a point in the final game returning 234 km/h serve :D

HoistDaColors
07-24-2008, 11:35 PM
james almost blew it and dima completely blew it. he had two break points to go up 5-4 but instead got broken himself in the last game. :sad: still, in the beginning of the third, it looked hopeless for tursunov.

ChrisDoesDallas
07-24-2008, 11:35 PM
I just realized this...

2r: Blake def. Bjorkman 16 61 62
3r: Blake def. Tursunov 46 61 64
QF: Blake v. Davydenko/Kiefer
SF: Blake v. Simon/Cilic
F: Blake v. Djokovic/Nadal/Ferrer/Gasquet

Has James ever had a better shot at winning an AMS? :o

Pfloyd
07-24-2008, 11:35 PM
Battle of the Ball Bashers.

The better ball basher won.

Congrats Blake!

Pfloyd
07-24-2008, 11:35 PM
I just realized this...

2r: Blake def. Bjorkman 16 61 62
3r: Blake def. Tursunov 46 61 64
QF: Blake v. Davydenk/Kiefer
SF: Blake v. Simon/Cilic
F: Blake v. Djokovic/Nadal/Ferrer/Gasquet

Has James ever had a better shot at winning an AMS? :o

?

Davydenko is tough for anyone....

2moretogo
07-24-2008, 11:37 PM
That was an ugly match. Don't like either's game particularly (at least not while playing each other), but I agree, the better basher won.

ChrisDoesDallas
07-24-2008, 11:38 PM
?

Davydenko is tough for anyone....

Sure, and Simon would be tough too, but he doesn't have to deal with Federer anywhere and probably not Nadal either.

I'm merely pointing out he's got a very realistic shot at this title. Kind of shocking, really, I never thought he'd be able to win one.

He does have a great H2H against Nik. :shrug:

AnnaK_4ever
07-24-2008, 11:38 PM
His best ever chance to reach AMS QF and Mitya blew it...
But, to be fair, Blake was the better player today anyway.

2moretogo
07-24-2008, 11:40 PM
I just realized this...

2r: Blake def. Bjorkman 16 61 62
3r: Blake def. Tursunov 46 61 64
QF: Blake v. Davydenko/Kiefer
SF: Blake v. Simon/Cilic
F: Blake v. Djokovic/Nadal/Ferrer/Gasquet

Has James ever had a better shot at winning an AMS? :o

Davy or Kiefer could give James fits out there. Especially since James is lacking confidence and consistency lately. Simon could give him fits, Cilic (haven't seen him play enough to get a feel for his game). Nadal has solved the Blake riddle. But yeah, I mean it is pretty open to anyone left in the draw to win Toronto.

RagingLamb
07-24-2008, 11:40 PM
Almost blew it. I don't like Blake's tennis much, but I find myself rooting for him to win more lately. Don't know why.

Make the semis!

I believe what you're experiencing is called pity

finishingmove
07-24-2008, 11:41 PM
not that bad of a match... saw the ending.

blake is going out to davydenko, though.

RafaTheBest
07-24-2008, 11:42 PM
Yeah Blake! Ball bashers FTW!

GugaF1
07-24-2008, 11:46 PM
I don't agree with a many of you guys. I think Blake has a pretty nice game. Sure he bashes the ball here and there who doesn;t nowdays but, he has a lot of precision on his shots. he can show some touch with the dropshots, take a little bit of weight on the ball when he needs to. He can place the ball well on the backhand, has one of the biggest Forehand in the game and his movements is excellent. So I don't know what's not to like about Blake's game....

cool bird1
07-24-2008, 11:49 PM
I don't agree with a many of you guys. I think Blake has a pretty nice game. Sure he bashes the ball here and there who doesn;t nowdays but, he has a lot of precision on his shots. he can show some touch with the dropshots, take a little bit of weight on the ball when he needs to. He can place the ball well on the backhand, has one of the biggest Forehand in the game and his movements is excellent. So I don't know what's not to like about Blake's game....

Blake can beat anyone in the world. He can lso lose to anyone even me who can barley hit a shot. But when he game is on he is really great to watch and he can hit some silly shots. He is a very good shot maker

Henry Chinaski
07-24-2008, 11:57 PM
not that bad of a match... saw the ending.

blake is going out to davydenko, though.

You sure?

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=5879748&postcount=1242

selyoink
07-25-2008, 12:06 AM
Mugs match this one.

groundstroke
07-25-2008, 12:18 AM
Flake almost flaked another match away.

betowiec
07-25-2008, 01:15 AM
wtf dima

The Freak
07-25-2008, 01:48 AM
Awesome James :woohoo:

cobalt60
07-25-2008, 01:49 AM
:)

MrJ
07-25-2008, 01:57 AM
Well done James, good to see you win the more important match against Dima. The road to the final look smooth but im sure he will find a way to lose. :rolleyes: