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Blake Def Simon 6-4 6-3

gusman890
07-30-2008, 05:16 PM
Simon :sad:

He just ran out of gas, esp with the type of game he plays.

Grinder
07-30-2008, 05:17 PM
James was down *2-4 30-40 in the first set, after he saved that break point he was all business. He steamrolled Simon in the second set losing only 4 points on serve (2 on double faults) and not facing a single break point. Match was just over an hour.

:lol: at some of the tools that thought Simon would win this comfortably.

prima donna
07-30-2008, 05:18 PM
Blake=PusherKilla.

The Freak
07-30-2008, 05:19 PM
Good win James :yeah:

rocketassist
07-30-2008, 05:21 PM
Proper tennis beats crap pushing and no game. I think rejoicing is in order.

GlennMirnyi
07-30-2008, 05:21 PM
Bye bye pusher.

scarecrows
07-30-2008, 05:21 PM
good job James

hopefully Simon doesnt see the light of an AMS semifinal ever again

groundstroke
07-30-2008, 05:21 PM
Thank god Blake beat this pusher.

seljanin
07-30-2008, 05:21 PM
Blake started the match very sloppy, especially from the BH wing (whatta surprise). But then he really stepped it up, used the FH very well for opening up the court, and deservingly won the match :yeah: A very beautiful volley from James in the last game of the match at 15:15, btw.

I still don't understand, why players are so reluctant to attack Simon's serve, it has no power at all :shrug:

Quadruple Tree
07-30-2008, 05:22 PM
Today is a victory for tennis.

MacTheKnife
07-30-2008, 05:22 PM
No surprise here. Good job James. :yeah:

n3gative
07-30-2008, 05:23 PM
Simon almost had a 5-2 lead to serve for the set but Blake held and then went on a run.

Sebby
07-30-2008, 05:24 PM
Simon :sad:

Why this smiley, you're a Blake fan, right ?


Anyway, nice one James :rocker:

Truc
07-30-2008, 05:25 PM
Blake started the match very sloppy, especially from the BH wing (whatta surprise). But then he really stepped it up, used the FH very well for opening up the court, and deservingly won the match :yeah: A very beautiful volley from James in the last game of the match at 15:15, btw.

I still don't understand, why players are so reluctant to attack Simon's serve, it has no power at all :shrug:Of course it had no power, he couldn't even hit a serve! He completely ran out of gas today.

Bilbo
07-30-2008, 05:27 PM
two words: US soil

Voo de Mar
07-30-2008, 05:27 PM
Simon almost had a 5-2 lead to serve for the set but Blake held and then went on a run.

Yes, Simon had BP at 4:2 but Blake saved it with service winner.

Blake has this kind of game that he shouldn't ever lose to a player like Simon on the hardcourts.

Bilbo
07-30-2008, 05:29 PM
Yes, Simon had BP at 4:2 but Blake saved it with service winner.

if this match would have been played in toronto for example surely simon might have won this match or at least the 1st set

how's blake's record on US soil compared to the rest? surely must be a big difference.

selyoink
07-30-2008, 05:30 PM
Blake is lucky Simon has played so much tennis recently. A fresh Simon easily beats Blake.

tennizen
07-30-2008, 05:31 PM
:lol: It's funny when James Blake is considered to be playing proper tennis.

This match result was never in doubt anyway. Blake owns Cincinnati:rocker:

lalit
07-30-2008, 05:32 PM
lmfao that ballbasher is proper tennis
most overranked player in top 10
but way better than the pusher

Grinder
07-30-2008, 05:32 PM
if this match would have been played in toronto for example surely simon might have won this match or at least the 1st set

how's blake's record on US soil compared to the rest? surely must be a big difference.

It's more medium-fast hard courts rather than US soil. James made the quarters in Australia on the new surface this year, has two titles in Sydney, two titles in Stockholm, a title in Bangkok, and the finals of the TMC in Shanghai. It's the surface and confidence more than anything else with James.

Blake is lucky Simon has played so much tennis recently. A fresh Simon easily beats Blake.

The fixer fanboy once again spews the :bs:.

scarecrows
07-30-2008, 05:33 PM
:lol: It's funny when James Blake is considered to be playing proper tennis.

This match result was never in doubt anyway. Blake owns Cincinnati:rocker:

Blake's tennis is magic when you compare it to Simon's

tangerine_dream
07-30-2008, 05:35 PM
Finally, a decent win for James. Can he keep it going? C'mon James. :drive:

seljanin
07-30-2008, 05:35 PM
Of course it had no power, he couldn't even hit a serve! He completely ran out of gas today.

Yeah, but I mean it in general as well. And today it really looked even slower than usually. Btw, I agree on the fact that Simon seemed quite tired today.

cobalt60
07-30-2008, 05:37 PM
Time to keep winning James :yeah:

Fumus
07-30-2008, 05:46 PM
Blake > Mathieu

gusman890
07-30-2008, 05:48 PM
Why this smiley, you're a Blake fan, right ?


Anyway, nice one James :rocker:

Recently Simon has grown on me. Reminds me of my self in terms of a player and body type.

gusman890
07-30-2008, 05:50 PM
Blake has this kind of game that he shouldn't ever lose to a player like Simon on the hardcourts.

I guarantee that Blake played a majority of the matches he played in high school against guys like Simon....just not as good obviously.

Mashachosen1
07-30-2008, 06:09 PM
Oh crap! Simon :sobbing:

Guy Haines
07-30-2008, 06:10 PM
Recently Simon has grown on me. Reminds me of my self in terms of a player and body type.

Hope Gilles rests up for the Open, though I'm guessing he's best on the "slower" hard courts that so many here love. :lol:

I thought he could possibly rattle James, but it turns out James feasted on his game. You could tell by the quick pace of the match that James was in control of how it was being played.

Good win for Blake. Those who say home courts help him are understating things -- I'm sure the dreaded J-Block is in effect. He has a lot to defend this week.

finishingmove
07-30-2008, 06:41 PM
too good flake

Okonsky
07-30-2008, 06:59 PM
Thank God, couldn't watch this rat face any more.

Il Primo Uomo
07-30-2008, 07:04 PM
Blake's annoying as hell :yawn: No charsima, no creativity, intolerable BH. GS was just tired and he took advantage of that. Good for his boring self though :o

G4.
07-30-2008, 07:07 PM
Thank you blake for getting us rid of this pesky annoying pusher

gogogirl
07-30-2008, 07:26 PM
Hey All,

I'm pleased James sent the Frenchman packing, but aren't some of yous being a little too hard on Simon? I mean really! He does have offense, and usually changes the direction of the ball on a dime as he flattens it out and goes for a winner.

Simon reminded me of Tsonga a little bit last week. They both sort of push the ball back until they get an opening, and then they just crush the ball DTL or CC. Does anyone feel me on that? Anyway, I like Simon. He's alright.

James should have won that match against Kiefer last week, but alas, his serve let him down. He should have at least held it for tiebreaks. I think because he knew he hadn't lost to either Davy or Kiefer, it gave him a little too much confidence. I don't think he was prepared for how fast out the gates Kief came - and it thru him off.

To me, when James realizes the player on the other side of the net came to play for real, he at times, spends too much time being concerned w/his opponent's level of play instead of concentrating on his own. The two finals he lost this year, he should have won, but he was almost in awe it seemed to me by his opponent's play, and just like in the Kief match, and most likely a few others.

Anyhoops, I'm glad J. B. pulled it out today. He won 28/32 first serve points, so when his serve is on, he usually excels in other parts of his game. The next one will be a toughie.

"DEFEND TO THE END - J. B."

Sunset of Age
07-30-2008, 07:27 PM
Two rather annoying players... too bad only one had to go. ;)

jcempire
07-30-2008, 07:27 PM
James has done absolute nothing so far this year, hopefully he got a good second half

scarecrows
07-30-2008, 07:30 PM
Simon reminded me of Tsonga a little bit last week. They both sort of push the ball back until they get an opening, and then they just crush the ball DTL or CC. Does anyone feel me on that? Anyway, I like Simon. He's alright.



YOU GOT TO BE KIDDING

Fumus
07-30-2008, 07:32 PM
Hey All,

I'm pleased James sent the Frenchman packing, but aren't some of yous being a little too hard on Simon? I mean really! He does have offense, and usually changes the direction of the ball on a dime as he flattens it out and goes for a winner.

Simon reminded me of Tsonga a little bit last week. They both sort of push the ball back until they get an opening, and then they just crush the ball DTL or CC. Does anyone feel me on that? Anyway, I like Simon. He's alright.

James should have won that match against Kiefer last week, but alas, his serve let him down. He should have at least held it for tiebreaks. I think because he knew he hadn't lost to either Davy or Kiefer, it gave him a little too much confidence. I don't think he was prepared for how fast out the gates Kief came - and it thru him off.

To me, when James realizes the player on the other side of the net came to play for real, he at times, spends too much time being concerned w/his opponent's level of play instead of concentrating on his own. The two finals he lost this year, he should have won, but he was almost in awe it seemed to me by his opponent's play, and just like in the Kief match, and most likely a few others.

Anyhoops, I'm glad J. B. pulled it out today. He won 28/32 first serve points, so when his serve is on, he usually excels in other parts of his game. The next one will be a toughie.

"DEFEND TO THE END - J. B."

WHAT?! Tsonga?!!?!?!?!? :o:o

If anyone was like Tsonga maybe you could say it was James...maybe....

Simon is like a poor man's Murray...

gogogirl
07-30-2008, 07:33 PM
All,

Hey scarecrows. I see it.

I knew some would react the way you did, but do me a big-big favor. Just keep an open mind, watch a set of both player's games and then come back at me if you will.

gogogirl
07-30-2008, 07:35 PM
All,

Fumus, please see my post to scarecrows.

If some would care to close their eyes, and visualize the two aforementioned players, in their mind's eye, they might see what I mean. Don't both sort of jump back a little bit as they hit shots, at times - and so on?

mrserenawilliams
07-30-2008, 07:44 PM
I REFUSE to get my hopes up until you stop playing Bitchassness tennis. :o

But congrats on the win. I had my doubts :unsure:

ChinoRios4Ever
07-30-2008, 08:26 PM
well done James :yeah:

Fumus
07-30-2008, 08:26 PM
All,

Fumus, please see my post to scarecrows.

If some would care to close their eyes, and visualize the two aforementioned players, in their mind's eye, they might see what I mean. Don't both sort of jump back a little bit as they hit shots, at times - and so on?

Are you trolling or serious? I can't tell. Still it's pretty hilarious either way.

Ouragan
07-30-2008, 08:38 PM
Expected straight set loss from dick/head Blake next round

Guy Haines
07-30-2008, 08:56 PM
Hey All,

I'm pleased James sent the Frenchman packing, but aren't some of yous being a little too hard on Simon? I mean really! He does have offense, and usually changes the direction of the ball on a dime as he flattens it out and goes for a winner.

Simon reminded me of Tsonga a little bit last week. They both sort of push the ball back until they get an opening, and then they just crush the ball DTL or CC. Does anyone feel me on that? Anyway, I like Simon. He's alright.

James should have won that match against Kiefer last week, but alas, his serve let him down. He should have at least held it for tiebreaks. I think because he knew he hadn't lost to either Davy or Kiefer, it gave him a little too much confidence. I don't think he was prepared for how fast out the gates Kief came - and it thru him off.

To me, when James realizes the player on the other side of the net came to play for real, he at times, spends too much time being concerned w/his opponent's level of play instead of concentrating on his own. The two finals he lost this year, he should have won, but he was almost in awe it seemed to me by his opponent's play, and just like in the Kief match, and most likely a few others.

Anyhoops, I'm glad J. B. pulled it out today. He won 28/32 first serve points, so when his serve is on, he usually excels in other parts of his game. The next one will be a toughie.

"DEFEND TO THE END - J. B."

gogogirl, it's a cliche of General Messages to think of Simon as only a pusher and nothing else. It's cliched thinking. The swarm of negative posts about any of his matches, win or lose, reflects it.

The comparison you mention, Simon-Tsonga, is actually an interesting one. They do have a lot in common, though JW has more power when he changes up the pace, while Simon has about the same speed as JW when he increases the pace. A top form Tsonga is probably superior on hard courts because of that power and because of his serve. But Gilles is more consistent and he moves faster.

Unlike probably all the people ragging on you above, I actually saw a Simon-Tsonga match earlier this year on clay. Simon won in a close three-setter. In the final stages of the match, Gilles won by increasing the pace suddenly with his backhand and sometimes even his forehand. I was surprised to see him actually take it to Tsonga as often as JW was to him. Ultimately, both were mixing up the pace.

It was a pretty good match, but I don't know what the hell JW was doing playing on clay while not feeling 100% physically. All it got him was surgery and no grass court season. :(

Today's a good win for James. He's good against players I like: quick movers with defensive skills and strategic shot placement like Simon and Nadal. You know "pushers" :lol:.

TMJordan
07-30-2008, 09:09 PM
Rest up Gilles. Fuck off James.

zethand
07-30-2008, 09:26 PM
what a clown is this mug Simon.. he won against Federer and he cannot beat another mug...

tennisfan444
07-30-2008, 09:27 PM
ugh, that stinks for him. Even Nadal has bad days and his year is still far better then blakes

Pepi.
07-30-2008, 09:31 PM
Simon :sad: :sad:

Ouragan
07-30-2008, 09:57 PM
gogogirl, it's a cliche of General Messages to think of Simon as only a pusher and nothing else. It's cliched thinking. The swarm of negative posts about any of his matches, win or lose, reflects it.

The comparison you mention, Simon-Tsonga, is actually an interesting one. They do have a lot in common, though JW has more power when he changes up the pace, while Simon has about the same speed as JW when he increases the pace. A top form Tsonga is probably superior on hard courts because of that power and because of his serve. But Gilles is more consistent and he moves faster.

Unlike probably all the people ragging on you above, I actually saw a Simon-Tsonga match earlier this year on clay. Simon won in a close three-setter. In the final stages of the match, Gilles won by increasing the pace suddenly with his backhand and sometimes even his forehand. I was surprised to see him actually take it to Tsonga as often as JW was to him. Ultimately, both were mixing up the pace.

It was a pretty good match, but I don't know what the hell JW was doing playing on clay while not feeling 100% physically. All it got him was surgery and no grass court season. :(

Today's a good win for James. He's good against players I like: quick movers with defensive skills and strategic shot placement like Simon and Nadal. You know "pushers" :lol:.

Really good post dude :)

green25814
07-30-2008, 10:27 PM
Simon just hits the ball back trying to draw the mistake while tsonga tries to beat his opponents. There is not much else to say..? :confused:

gogogirl
07-30-2008, 10:52 PM
gogogirl, it's a cliche of General Messages to think of Simon as only a pusher and nothing else. It's cliched thinking. The swarm of negative posts about any of his matches, win or lose, reflects it.

The comparison you mention, Simon-Tsonga, is actually an interesting one. They do have a lot in common, though JW has more power when he changes up the pace, while Simon has about the same speed as JW when he increases the pace. A top form Tsonga is probably superior on hard courts because of that power and because of his serve. But Gilles is more consistent and he moves faster.

Unlike probably all the people ragging on you above, I actually saw a Simon-Tsonga match earlier this year on clay. Simon won in a close three-setter. In the final stages of the match, Gilles won by increasing the pace suddenly with his backhand and sometimes even his forehand. I was surprised to see him actually take it to Tsonga as often as JW was to him. Ultimately, both were mixing up the pace.

It was a pretty good match, but I don't know what the hell JW was doing playing on clay while not feeling 100% physically. All it got him was surgery and no grass court season. :(

Today's a good win for James. He's good against players I like: quick movers with defensive skills and strategic shot placement like Simon and Nadal. You know "pushers" :lol:.

All,

Thanks Guy. Your post was slammin'. You'll notice I didn't mention their serves, because before and now, I didn't note any similarities in them. Again, I think they both at times, jump back a little bit when finishing off some shots, and I think I've even seen both jump into shots (feet off the ground), ala Rios (but not to that extreme), on some of their shots.

I saw the match you cited, and it was a close one. Again, I also feel they have a lot in common, with their both being French players at the forefront, may haps.

gogogirl
07-30-2008, 10:55 PM
Simon just hits the ball back trying to draw the mistake while tsonga tries to beat his opponents. There is not much else to say..? :confused:

All,

So I suppose sitting back and waiting on mistakes is how he won three tourneys this year - eh? I don't think so. What got him over was offense in the end. It usually does when a player wins a tourney. I know of none that won a tourney just sitting back waiting on errors from an opponent. A match maybe, but never a tourney.

Simon can flatten it out and change the direction of the ball when his opponent least expects it - and just like Tsonga can - in my little 'ole opinion.

scarecrows
07-30-2008, 11:01 PM
All,

So I suppose sitting back and waiting on mistakes is how he won three tourneys this year - eh? .

Indi and Casachallenger, so that makes it 1 and a half

WhataQT
07-30-2008, 11:51 PM
Bring it James!

Henry Chinaski
07-30-2008, 11:53 PM
wouldn't be surprised if Simon has the Cinci Bug or something. looked like more than tiredness out there.

Merton
07-31-2008, 12:20 AM
Good to see James winning here, and now comes a very interesting match against Gulbis.

alfonsojose
07-31-2008, 01:36 AM
good job James

hopefully Simon doesnt see the light of an AMS semifinal ever again

If Serra can be top 100 ... :shrug: :sad: