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cilic def veic 6:2,7:6

petar_pan
02-06-2009, 06:54 PM
cilic beated veic.next is troicki.

Bilbo
02-06-2009, 06:55 PM
...and people thought cilic will win this tournament :haha: awful play from him. he has never done anything indoors anyway.

HattonWBA
02-06-2009, 07:03 PM
Cilic will win the tournement

Bilbo
02-06-2009, 07:07 PM
Cilic will win the tournement

disagreed

Voo de Mar
02-06-2009, 07:37 PM
Cilic came to the net at 5:6 (30-30) after 2nd serve, and finished the point with good backhand volley :yeah:

croat123
02-06-2009, 07:41 PM
veic is a fighter...not marin's best, but hopefully he'll be ready tomorrow. this was mentally a tough match for him cause they are good friends

MsTree
02-06-2009, 07:46 PM
I liked the look of Veic, he's got a good fighting spirit... :)

petar_pan
02-06-2009, 07:50 PM
...and people thought cilic will win this tournament :haha: awful play from him. he has never done anything indoors anyway.

man,clic is 20 not 30.he start to play really well from notthingam last year(june) soo from that time this is just his 4th indoor tournament(he was in st. petersborgh semis in 2007).he will win many titles on indoor courts.

malisha
02-06-2009, 08:16 PM
Cilic came to the net at 5:6 (30-30) after 2nd serve, and finished the point with good backhand volley :yeah:

but his other volleys sucked

Voo de Mar
02-06-2009, 08:25 PM
but his other volleys sucked

Generally his variety sucks. He bases his game on decent serves and hard play from the baseline, therefore I've noticed good tactical solution in the important moment. I'm curious whether he would play something like this against a Top 10 opponent at the same scoreline.

oranges
02-06-2009, 08:38 PM
Generally his variety sucks. He bases his game on decent serves and hard play from the baseline, therefore I've noticed good tactical solution in the important moment. I'm curious whether he would play something like this against a Top 10 opponent at the same scoreline.

Variety is what he and Brett have been working on the most. His volleys are much better lately, though it was not the case today.
I think he got the first set to easy. He mentioned he never really let his hand loose as he was playing unusually safe for his standards in the 1st. Veić started playing better in the 2nd when he was no longer as impressed with the crowd and the opponent, and it was time to up the game. Good job overall, he will play nothing like this in the semi. BTW, Marin was apologizing in the post-match interview that they didn't provide better tennis because it was psychologically tough for both, cutie :hug:

Congrats to Veić, he used that WC really well and fought well in the QF. Some nice DTL BHs too.

Voo de Mar
02-06-2009, 08:46 PM
Variety is what he and Brett have been working on the most. His volleys are much better lately, though it was not the case today.


Good he has Brett by his side. IMO Cilic's peer, Gulbis, is much more talented but I doubt that KH.Wetter can improve his game tactically in contrast to Brett...

Deathless Mortal
02-06-2009, 10:33 PM
...and people thought cilic will win this tournament :haha: awful play from him. he has never done anything indoors anyway.

I said it and I still think he'll win it.
First set was solid and in 2nd he was good enough at crucial points.

oranges
02-06-2009, 10:52 PM
Bilbo will bet against him and then be angry again :lol:

RIboy
02-06-2009, 10:58 PM
awful today...marin played just 1 good match this season (AO R2 vs. Tipsarevic), hes beating this mugs but thats not looking good

oranges
02-06-2009, 11:02 PM
He smoked Ferrer. He's 11-1 so far this season, chill ;)

Deathless Mortal
02-06-2009, 11:17 PM
He smoked Ferrer. He's 11-1 so far this season, chill ;)

Was just about to mention this match. 3-0 against Ferrer is something worth mentioning.

RIboy
02-06-2009, 11:31 PM
He smoked Ferrer. He's 11-1 so far this season, chill ;)

Did you watch that match???? humiliating performance from Pics



Martin, Alberto (ESP) 6-4 6-4 -its hard to lose against Berto on hard

Istomin, Denis (UZB) 6-0 6-4- Denis is ****

Tipsarevic, Janko (SRB) 6-4 0-6 6-4- Tipsa gifted him break in 3rd when he was in fully control

Granollers, Marcel (ESP) 6-4 6-3 - marcel made a lot of errors in series

Devvarman, Somdev (IND) 6-4 7-6(3) - should lose 2nd set for sure- didnt deserve to win this

Anderson, Kevin (RSA) 6-3 6-2 6-7(4) 6-3- didnt watch that

Tipsarevic, Janko (SRB) 6-2 6-3 4-6 6-3- that was good

Ferrer, David (ESP) 7-6(5) 6-3 6-4 - pics was :smash:

Del Potro, Juan Martin (ARG) 7-5 4-6 4-6 2-6 - that was tragicomic from Marin

Clement, Serra and Veic :help:

Summary: he didnt face any in form player this season, not even close

oranges
02-06-2009, 11:39 PM
I hate the Richie21 rhetoric - wins are due to the other guy handing it over. Pics didn't start bad at all, he's drop has something to do with the way Marin played. Besides, you behave as if he's been the epitome of consistency in the past year and now this sudden drop in form where he has a shorter or longer lapse within a lot of matches. It's always been like that and to an extent always will due to his style. The difference is the further we go, the less impact it has overall and he's playing good when needed most of the time by now.
I really don't get the dramatic tone in light of his start of the season. For heaven's sake, he's not been past R2 in Zagreb before.

Edit: He played very good against Clement and this is the sort of palyer that normally troubles him - quick, good reutrner, mixing shots while playing high percentage. I'd say this is a very good win for him and an indication that he might fare better against Simon next time rather than call for :help:

RIboy
02-06-2009, 11:51 PM
Viktor will choke tomorrow , Mario will be great in final as usual so dont need nothing more to win Fixreb....im expecting big things this season and i hope that he'll raise game before IW and Miami :)

petar_pan
02-07-2009, 08:31 PM
Did you watch that match???? humiliating performance from Pics



Martin, Alberto (ESP) 6-4 6-4 -its hard to lose against Berto on hard

Istomin, Denis (UZB) 6-0 6-4- Denis is ****

Tipsarevic, Janko (SRB) 6-4 0-6 6-4- Tipsa gifted him break in 3rd when he was in fully control

Granollers, Marcel (ESP) 6-4 6-3 - marcel made a lot of errors in series

Devvarman, Somdev (IND) 6-4 7-6(3) - should lose 2nd set for sure- didnt deserve to win this

Anderson, Kevin (RSA) 6-3 6-2 6-7(4) 6-3- didnt watch that

Tipsarevic, Janko (SRB) 6-2 6-3 4-6 6-3- that was good

Ferrer, David (ESP) 7-6(5) 6-3 6-4 - pics was :smash:

Del Potro, Juan Martin (ARG) 7-5 4-6 4-6 2-6 - that was tragicomic from Marin

Clement, Serra and Veic :help:

Summary: he didnt face any in form player this season, not even close



ferrer was very good in first 2 sets,tipsarevic took just 3 poins on cilic's serve in 3. set(great cilic after 0:6 in 2.),granollers was very solid,he was 5-2 against devarrman in 2. set,he was better than del potro but didn't catch his opportunities.

del potro took adelaide,he was in 1/4 in ao.
ferrer is in semis of johannesburg.
marin is 12-1,WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?

oranges
02-07-2009, 10:22 PM
Viktor will choke tomorrow , Mario will be great in final as usual so dont need nothing more to win Fixreb....im expecting big things this season and i hope that he'll raise game before IW and Miami :)

Perhaps you should tone down the expectations and focus on following his progress instead, you know the things needed to achieve those results :p Like noticing that his return is slowly but surely going from good to wow category, among other things.