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Vina QF: Cuevas def. Capdeville 7-5 7-5, losing zero points on serve in 2nd set

TankingTheSet
02-06-2009, 11:57 PM
Great play by Cuevas.

Losing zero points on serve in a set is remarkable, statistically it is almost impossible especially on clay.

Bilbo
02-06-2009, 11:59 PM
new ATP record?

Bilbo
02-07-2009, 12:00 AM
expected one

fast_clay
02-07-2009, 12:01 AM
um... whoa...

Nathaliia
02-07-2009, 12:04 AM
Vina del Mar is for Cuevas what Moscow is for Kunitsyn it seems.

orangehat
02-07-2009, 12:04 AM
that's quite an impossible statistic really. *speechless*

TankingTheSet
02-07-2009, 12:04 AM
Vina del Mar is for Cuevas what Moscow is for Kunitsyn it seems.

And Zagreb for Stakh...oh wait he lost :o

TankingTheSet
02-07-2009, 12:06 AM
that's quite an impossible statistic really. *speechless*

The fact that it was a 7-5 set in a competitive match makes it even stranger. I only saw parts of the match but it seemed Cuevas was playing with great confidence in those service games.

Nathaliia
02-07-2009, 12:08 AM
And Zagreb for Stakh...oh wait he lost :o
And Sopot to Florian Mayer. When Sopot got cancelled Mayer fell into a very deep slump.

Smoke944
02-07-2009, 12:08 AM
Capdeville played really poorly in the second.
It's funny though, a 7-5 set where the winner won 62% of the points :eek:

shotgun
02-07-2009, 12:14 AM
Cuevas earns a SE to Costa do Sauipe with this result.

Snoo Foo
02-07-2009, 12:17 AM
Fucking Awesome

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maybe this time he'll make another sf before next year's vdm :yeah:

TankingTheSet
02-07-2009, 12:20 AM
Cuevas earns a SE to Costa do Sauipe with this result.

Good for him, although I don't really think he will be fresh enough to get far next week. He will give it all tomorrow against Gonzo or Monaco, he may have a chance.

It's ironic that last year in this tournament, he also played a SF match against Gonzo, that was effectively a final because Monaco had withdrawn with injury, he even held matchpoint I think.

ChinoRios4Ever
02-07-2009, 12:21 AM
why Cuevas plays this way only in Viña? :confused:

Paul :sad:

NoFroz
02-07-2009, 12:21 AM
Pablo played good specially after *4-5 on the first. But those breaks at 5-5 were completely Capdeville's work IMO.
Surprising stat :eek:, I was watching the match and thinking he was serving well, but hadn't realized he won every point on serve

Smoke944
02-07-2009, 12:23 AM
Good for him, although I don't really think he will be fresh enough to get far next week. He will give it all tomorrow against Gonzo or Monaco, he may have a chance.

It's ironic that last year in this tournament, he also played a SF match against Gonzo, that was effectively a final because Monaco had withdrawn with injury, he even held matchpoint I think.

Yep, obviously he didn't know at the time, but that was championship point :p

NoFroz
02-07-2009, 12:25 AM
It's ironic that last year in this tournament, he also played a SF match against Gonzo, that was effectively a final because Monaco had withdrawn with injury, he even held matchpoint I think.



If I'm not mistaken there were 2 matchpoints (championship points actually :p)


On wasting one mp Cuevas said : "I didn't hit a BH like that since juniors :lol:"

Caio_Brasil
02-07-2009, 12:29 AM
Pablo Cuevas, 2010 Viña del Mar semifinalist :yeah:

GlennMirnyi
02-07-2009, 12:29 AM
Good for him, although I don't really think he will be fresh enough to get far next week. He will give it all tomorrow against Gonzo or Monaco, he may have a chance.

It's ironic that last year in this tournament, he also played a SF match against Gonzo, that was effectively a final because Monaco had withdrawn with injury, he even held matchpoint I think.

He did and choked badly at that point in the match.

Snoo Foo
02-07-2009, 12:33 AM
Pablo Cuevas, 2010 Viña del Mar semifinalist :yeah:

:sobbing:

+alonso
02-07-2009, 12:55 AM
Cuevas played a fairly good match, he was always aware of what was going on, never had a brainfart or whatsoever.

As for Capdeville, well, he was returning great during the 1st set, holding bps on EVERY service game of Cuevas, until 4-4. then Capdeville's shots weren't penetrating that much and landed in the middle of the court, which allowed Cuevas to hit with more freedom and make Paul fail or just simply outplay him.
Paul serve saved him for most of the match though, he actually played some nice shots to be fair.
During the second set, Paul was just pushing, ...looked a bit clueless too, Cuevas was too solid.

Good match for most of the 1st and 2nd. At the end, NOT

cobalt60
02-07-2009, 01:20 AM
Cuevas played a fairly good match, he was always aware of what was going on, never had a brainfart or whatsoever.

As for Capdeville, well, he was returning great during the 1st set, holding bps on EVERY service game of Cuevas, until 4-4. then Capdeville's shots weren't penetrating that much and landed in the middle of the court, which allowed Cuevas to hit with more freedom and make Paul fail or just simply outplay him.
Paul serve saved him for most of the match though, he actually played some nice shots to be fair.
During the second set, Paul was just pushing, ...looked a bit clueless too, Cuevas was too solid.

Good match for most of the 1st and 2nd. At the end, NOT

Thanks goodness for livestreaming for me. I think you called it perfectly.

Nathalia
02-07-2009, 01:29 AM
:woohoo: :woohoo:

Nice one Pablito!

Great play by Cuevas.

Losing zero points on serve in a set is remarkable, statistically it is almost impossible especially on clay.

Really impressive, very solid stuff.

Henry Chinaski
02-07-2009, 02:16 AM
that's an incredible stat

I remember Cuevas had a serve clocked at 139mph v Murray at the US Open. Always wondered if it was something he was capable of producing or just a dodgy speed gun...

finishingmove
02-07-2009, 09:12 AM
impressive

Mateya
02-07-2009, 09:34 AM
:spit:
That's just an unbeliveable stat, considering it was a competetive set and almost went to a tiebreak. And this is on clay.
You would expect this to happen in some 6-0 or 6-1 set, where opponent sucks or can't win a point anyway.

I will remember this. :worship:

TankingTheSet
02-07-2009, 12:40 PM
Yep, obviously he didn't know at the time, but that was championship point :p

I think he did know, because Monaco had already withdrawn with a serious ankle injury he suffered during a doubles match earlier that day. That injury has plagued Monaco maybe even to today, he came back much too soon to play Buenos Aires in 2008 without fully healing his injury.