AO 1R: Muller def. Lopez 6-3 7-6(5) 4-6 4-6 16-14 [Archive] - MensTennisForums.com

AO 1R: Muller def. Lopez 6-3 7-6(5) 4-6 4-6 16-14

Voo de Mar
01-19-2009, 05:23 AM
Not surprsinig scoreline for two big left-handed servers. The official website hasn't shown aces from this match and shows fake match-time but I guess both served more than 30 aces. Muller had first MP at 12:11 in the following game was 0-30 down but never faced a BP in the final set. He looks like a mental giant in 5-setters after this match and two at the US Open (Haas, Alamgro).

GlennMirnyi
01-19-2009, 05:23 AM
Muller = 5-set match player.

Deivid23
01-19-2009, 05:24 AM
:haha:

finishingmove
01-19-2009, 05:24 AM
lalo just got tired of playing and decided to go shopping.

Spes
01-19-2009, 05:24 AM
Always happens to this guy.

The Freak
01-19-2009, 05:25 AM
Insane match. :lol:

mickymouse
01-19-2009, 05:25 AM
Why does Muller only play well in grand slams and disappear for the rest of the time?

Caio_Brasil
01-19-2009, 05:36 AM
What a boring ending, seeing Muller's reaction you could think it was a routine win.

Bilbo
01-19-2009, 05:36 AM
Why does Muller only play well in grand slams and disappear for the rest of the time?

seems to be a lazy player :shrug:

El Legenda
01-19-2009, 05:37 AM
that was a bad match...both gave up on return if it was *15-0

Voo de Mar
01-19-2009, 05:40 AM
Always happens to this guy.

He won first two marathon 5-setters (Economidis, Canas) but lost another three (Pim-Pim, Ljubicic, Muller).

GoMullerGo
01-19-2009, 06:29 AM
Magic Muller did it again!!!!!

Tankman
01-19-2009, 06:34 AM
Ah good job by Muller :)

and a nice marathon match too... how perfect for Tomic :cool:

Deivid23
01-19-2009, 06:39 AM
334 mins, 33 consecutive holds of serve for him and he ends up losing the game :lol: LaLo :worship:

«Ivan»
01-19-2009, 06:39 AM
feli's head is full of beautiful men:drool: these days(mine too,mine too)
fabulous muller:worship:

jonathancrane
01-19-2009, 06:43 AM
Match of the year?

JimmyV
01-19-2009, 06:46 AM
Would be cool to see Muller make another run here like at the USO.

Machiavelli
01-19-2009, 07:33 AM
Feliciana showing her mental strength....

jazar
01-19-2009, 07:56 AM
what a match. probably be the longest of the tournament

CooCooCachoo
01-19-2009, 07:57 AM
That probably was torture for the viewers. Too many UEs.

Tommy fan
01-19-2009, 08:10 AM
Wow!

maxxo
01-19-2009, 08:11 AM
expected five set win :)

madmax
01-19-2009, 08:32 AM
5hrs 34 min? WoW

Coolschreiber
01-19-2009, 08:51 AM
Gilles:eek::bounce:
Congrats!

FedererBulgaria
01-19-2009, 09:04 AM
5hrs 34 min? WoW

:eek: Congrats!

Voo de Mar
01-19-2009, 09:12 AM
:eek: Congrats!

I don't think the match lasted so long. In the official scoreboard was written that second set lasted 116 minutes what is obviously senseless because players like Muller and Lopez can play against each other a set with normal tie-break approximately 60-70 minutes.

Dini
01-19-2009, 09:57 AM
Muller!!! Woohoooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!! C'mon get a good run here, show them you're no fluke :D

Drimal
01-19-2009, 09:59 AM
Wow Gilles, what a marathon! :eek: :bigclap:

Gilles likes to make it dramatic at Grand Slams. :lol:

Tankman
01-19-2009, 10:00 AM
I don't think the match lasted so long. In the official scoreboard was written that second set lasted 116 minutes what is obviously senseless because players like Muller and Lopez can play against each other a set with normal tie-break approximately 60-70 minutes.

maybe they meant 76 minutes, but got confused and thought an hour was 100 minutes :lol:

Tom Paulman
01-19-2009, 10:01 AM
Gilles :worship:

VolandriFan
01-19-2009, 10:02 AM
Amazing Gilles, he's such a marathon man :hearts:

ToniTennis
01-19-2009, 10:23 AM
Match of the year?

Might as well be, if anything 'coz it's still Jan. 19th :)

Anyway, congrats to Muller :hatoff:

Feli, :hug: otra vez será...

Just keep playing like in the Davis Cup.

New Balls Please
01-19-2009, 10:36 AM
Its been a while since we've witnessed two huge left-handed guns firing at each other. Is Muller going to go deep this tournament?

MariaV
01-19-2009, 10:39 AM
Feliciano :smash: :banghead: :smash: :banghead: :smash: :banghead:
That's all I have to say. :shrug: Must've been fun, two huge lefties.

NBP, about Muller going far, he's only good for one match... or max two. :shrug:

Voo de Mar
01-19-2009, 10:57 AM
I've checked out the longest 5-setters in Australian Open history (the Open Era). It's the second longest 5-setter in amount of games. Here are short stats with the longest 5th sets in Melbourne (at least 26 games):

2003: QF - Andy Roddick d. Younes El Aynaoui 4-6 7-6 4-6 6-4 21-19
2009: 1R - Gilles Muller d. Feliciano Lopez 6-3 7-6 4-6 4-6 16-14
1988: 1R - Yannick Noah d. Roger Smith 6-7 5-7 6-4 6-2 16-14
2007: 1R - Lukas Dlouhy d. Teimuraz Gabashvili 6-3 6-1 6-7 6-7 16-14
1985: 1R - Brian Teacher d. Kelly Evernden 7-6 6-2 4-6 3-6 15-13
1991: 3R - Boris Becker d. Omar Camporese 7-6 7-6 0-6 4-6 14-12
1983: 3R - Roscoe Tanner d. Mike Bauer 7-6 3-6 4-6 6-3 14-12
1985: 1R - Mike De Palmer d. John Fitzgerald 7-5 6-4 4-6 5-7 14-12

Snoo Foo
01-19-2009, 11:36 AM
on espn they just announced the match was only 4:24, not 5:34 as previously believed. :rolleyes:

scarecrows
01-19-2009, 11:44 AM
on espn they just announced the match was only 4:24, not 5:34 as previously believed. :rolleyes:

5:34 would have been the longest match in terms of length, I think

Becker - Camporese was around 5:10, right Voo?

Voo de Mar
01-19-2009, 11:47 AM
5:34 would have been the longest match in terms of length, I think

Becker - Camporese was around 5:10, right Voo?

Exactly, they have still the record in terms of length at 5 hours 12 minutes.

federernadalfan
01-19-2009, 11:49 AM
lalo is bending over too easily these days

Action Jackson
01-19-2009, 11:50 AM
That probably was torture for the viewers. Too many UEs.

How it could be too many errors, when it was mostly service winners, though LaLo pulled some very good volleys.

HattonWBA
01-19-2009, 12:57 PM
talk about clutch tennis, this muller is amazing when it gets tight

BaselineSmash
01-19-2009, 05:11 PM
I suspected Muller would come through in this one, but I don't think it's fair to criticise Lopez's big match credentials. He took out Baghdatis 8-6 in Wimbledon '08, brought a winning mentality to a very daunting Davis Cup final, and beat Canas in a five-setter in 2004 when the Argentinian was virtually unbeatable in marathon matches. Just a case of someone haveing to lose decided this one, seemingly.

cath85
01-19-2009, 05:20 PM
What a boring ending, seeing Muller's reaction you could think it was a routine win.

if you want my opinion, that's kind of the Luxembourgish mentality. most of us seem very cool and relaxed to the outside, hardly ever show emotions. Strangers often tell me that :lol: I'm not saying everyone is like that, but I hope you get what I mean

Wow Gilles, what a marathon! :eek: :bigclap:

Gilles likes to make it dramatic at Grand Slams. :lol:

indeed! I'm lucky I only followed the livescores for the first 2 sets, then went to sleep. if I had watched the whole thing, I would have died lol

Henry Chinaski
01-19-2009, 05:41 PM
It was obvious to anyone awwake at the time that the match wasn't 5 and a half hours long. ESPN are just a bit slow on the uptake.

Caio_Brasil
01-19-2009, 05:43 PM
if you want my opinion, that's kind of the Luxembourgish mentality. most of us seem very cool and relaxed to the outside, hardly ever show emotions. Strangers often tell me that :lol: I'm not saying everyone is like that, but I hope you get what I mean

Sure :yeah:

I was expecting such a reaction from either him or Lopez so it was a little bit dissapointing, but I understand it :)

Snowwy
01-19-2009, 05:58 PM
I don't think the match lasted so long. In the official scoreboard was written that second set lasted 116 minutes what is obviously senseless because players like Muller and Lopez can play against each other a set with normal tie-break approximately 60-70 minutes.

According to ESPN they were on the courts shortly before noon Aussie time and finished well after 5. I was watching this match live for the last half set or so.

Jackie Stephens
01-19-2009, 06:00 PM
I can't believe I betted for Lopez!

RickDaStick
01-19-2009, 06:12 PM
According to ESPN they were on the courts shortly before noon Aussie time and finished well after 5. I was watching this match live for the last half set or so.

they couldn't of been on court before noon since there woman's match didn't end till around 12:30

trixtah
01-19-2009, 06:58 PM
ouch...it was hard watching them in that fifth set being so tired and all

meihaditalab
01-19-2009, 07:52 PM
this is so depressing :( i wanted Lopez to go deep in the AO. I guess its not hit year :(

GoMullerGo
01-19-2009, 09:51 PM
IMO even if Lopez would have won, he'd lose against Del Potro in the third round and so will Muller I think

Dini
01-19-2009, 09:57 PM
I have a feeling Muller might pull of a Delpo upset. Just.

TankingTheSet
01-19-2009, 10:51 PM
I have a feeling Muller might pull of a Delpo upset. Just.

DelPo first has to beat F. Mayer. I know many people would view this as a formality, but I am not quite sure.

KarlyM
01-19-2009, 11:09 PM
Good job, Muller! :yeah:

I got to see the end of this - kinda boring. They looked like they were dragging themselves around the court. It probably would have been more exciting if I had seen the whole match! :lol:

lalo just got tired of playing and decided to go shopping. :haha:

Voo de Mar
01-20-2009, 12:34 AM
The match time has been fixed up - lasted 4 hours 22 minutes. That "116 minutes" set lasted as I expected 61 minutes.

The change is reasonable but some matches ain't fixed up yet. Malisse still won 7-6(8) against Llodra in 5 minutes (:lol:), Tipsarevic's lost set to Hernandez is changed from 120 minutes to just 3 :retard: In the first version of match-time, Tipsy won in more than 8 hours... ehhh

Knightmace
01-20-2009, 01:31 AM
what is the shortest five set match?

Smoke944
01-20-2009, 01:33 AM
DelPo first has to beat F. Mayer. I know many people would view this as a formality, but I am not quite sure.

:haha:

Voo de Mar
01-20-2009, 01:43 AM
what is the shortest five set match?

There was a discussion here about this. I'm not sure but this match is likely a record:

Roland Garros 1992: Woodbridge def. Kulti 0-6 6-2 2-6 6-4 6-1 -> 2 hours 3 minutes