Hopman Cup: Dominik Hrbaty def. James Blake 6-3 4-6 7-6(1) - SVK 2 USA 0 [Archive] - MensTennisForums.com

Hopman Cup: Dominik Hrbaty def. James Blake 6-3 4-6 7-6(1) - SVK 2 USA 0

Labamba
01-05-2009, 02:03 PM
Dominator is coming back :D he played well

Action Jackson
01-05-2009, 02:07 PM
It's good, he can get three matches in before qualies at the AO, he plays like this, then he can qualify, of course this is an exho.

Cibulkova's birthday present to Hrbaty was funny " I am too sexy for my age" will be on his desktop.

Juanes
01-05-2009, 02:07 PM
awesome win!!! :woohoo:

KrisJB
01-05-2009, 02:08 PM
I am surprised what happened to James forehand. He was mishitting a lot of balls. Why was he sweating so much?

jonathancrane
01-05-2009, 02:24 PM
It's an exho, but :eek:

Machiavelli
01-05-2009, 02:30 PM
Nice win Domino

~*BGT*~
01-05-2009, 02:37 PM
:rolleyes:

Xristos
01-05-2009, 02:37 PM
Blake is done.

au_sports_opinion
01-05-2009, 02:40 PM
Nope he wasn't that bad, long flight, etc.

Voo de Mar
01-05-2009, 02:50 PM
Blake improves his awful record in the TB of the deciding set :rolleyes: A couple years ago he lost in Hopman Cup 6-4 4-6 6-7 to another Slovak - Kucera.

scarecrows
01-05-2009, 02:52 PM
Blake is done.

yup, 2 losses in a row in exhos, cant get any worse

Xristos
01-05-2009, 03:23 PM
^Exactly.

Experimentee
01-05-2009, 06:08 PM
I am very happy with the way Dominik played tonight. He was aggressive and did not make many errors. Of course he plays better when playing for his country but if he can even play close to this form he will qualify for the AO and not sustain the kind of losses he did in 2008.

Tonight he showed the kind of form he had when he was top 20. He always starts the year well and obviously he has been doing a lot of training in the off season to help himself have a good 2009.

Horatio Caine
01-05-2009, 06:35 PM
I'm really not shocked, to be honest...didn't like what I saw of Blake at the end of last season. Obviously he has had a couple of months to find his head/game...but it looked like he was losing his "edge" a little, and, given the style he executes, that is potentially rather problematic for him.

Fired Up!
01-05-2009, 06:44 PM
James :cuckoo: Just retire.

reggie1
01-05-2009, 08:02 PM
I am surprised what happened to James forehand. He was mishitting a lot of balls. Why was he sweating so much?

I'm surprised at what's happening to James fullstop. Come on Blakey, get a grip man! :( I'm being harsh because I like him and want him to get some good results.

betowiec
01-05-2009, 08:22 PM
James :cuckoo: Just retire.

:)

timafi
01-05-2009, 09:14 PM
good job Domi:yeah:stay healthy and be more consistent

new-york
01-05-2009, 10:01 PM
meh.

biological
01-05-2009, 10:12 PM
I'm happy for Domi :D

Zirconek
01-05-2009, 11:38 PM
Dominator :D :worship:

Revenge from the close defeat to Blake in Beijing Olympics 2nd round.

FedFan_2007
01-05-2009, 11:50 PM
Time for James to stop embarrassing himself. Retire already!

federernadalfan
01-06-2009, 12:51 AM
james james james...*shakes head*

Kolya
01-06-2009, 01:20 AM
Dominator! :yeah:

Spes
01-06-2009, 01:55 AM
James is even worse than usual lately. Beating Federer in Beijing seems decades ago.

CooCooCachoo
01-06-2009, 11:13 AM
When I saw Dominik in the Bratislava Challenger late last season, I declared that I expected him to crack Top 100 again this year. Some posters thought I was crazy :p I guess this win might convince them a bit more.

Wannabeknowitall
01-06-2009, 03:12 PM
I'm surprised at what's happening to James fullstop. Come on Blakey, get a grip man! :( I'm being harsh because I like him and want him to get some good results.

Well that's actually the problem there.

Hrbaty is the only player really I know left on tour with a continental grip.
Basically if you move him a bit out of his comfort zone, he's a goner with that grip.

I'm assuming that James as usual made this into a slug fest underestimating his opponent.
He's paying the price.

The sad thing is that the US won the Hopman Cup a few years ago with Lisa Raymond/Taylor Dent, probably the worse team you can send singles wise.

Losing Hopman Cup would be embarassing.

Voo de Mar
01-06-2009, 03:13 PM
When I saw Dominik in the Bratislava Challenger late last season, I declared that I expected him to crack Top 100 again this year. Some posters thought I was crazy :p I guess this win might convince them a bit more.

I didn't think you were crazy but still consider your opinion about Top 100 as an exaggeration. Hrbaty has always been a player whith something special on court playing under the flag of Slovakia :)