Zagreb SF: Ancic def. Hernych 6-7 6-3 7-6(11-9) - 3MPs saved [Archive] - MensTennisForums.com

Zagreb SF: Ancic def. Hernych 6-7 6-3 7-6(11-9) - 3MPs saved

croat123
02-07-2009, 08:19 PM
what a fighter :eek: definately not his best, but hernych played well and mario fought through for the win and you can see how much it meant to him...
terrible call at 4-5 in the tb btw...
ALL CROATIAN FINAL!!

Jadranka
02-07-2009, 08:20 PM
finally.

ryan23
02-07-2009, 08:21 PM
We dont call him Super Mario for nothing :D

tennismaster882001
02-07-2009, 08:21 PM
Bravo Mario!
Great fight! :D :bounce:

Ivanatis
02-07-2009, 08:22 PM
Ancic was so lost without his 1st serve today :help:, very slim chances for him to take the title tomorrow.

Smoke944
02-07-2009, 08:22 PM
Crazy match.

CrossCourt13
02-07-2009, 08:23 PM
Voo we need you :p

Voo de Mar
02-07-2009, 08:23 PM
:bigclap:

Ancic is 4-0 in tight matches this season :yeah: Finally all-Croatian final :)

Voo de Mar
02-07-2009, 08:25 PM
Voo we need you :p

Ancic improves his poor MP-saved record to 5-10 :yeah:

HeretiC
02-07-2009, 08:25 PM
Auuuu those two really made quite a drama out of the match. Mario was up a break in all sets and ended up down a break 3-5 with Jan serving for the win. Pre-mono Mario would had clinch this something like 6-1 6-2. He was a top 5 material before that.
Kudos to Hernych, at first glance he doesn't posses any huge weapons and he might seems like a guy who has nothing to hurt his opponents with, but he is like a pest, never let go, very persistent and very consistent at every point.

P.S And once again: RuKort with no hawk eye - bad bad bad decision.

bluefork
02-07-2009, 08:29 PM
Mario came back from ahead in this match. :lol:
He's going to have to play 200% better to have a chance against Cilic, but good for him for gutting this one out anyway.

ChampionshipPoints
02-07-2009, 08:32 PM
what a fighter :eek: definately not his best, but hernych played well and mario fought through for the win and you can see how much it meant to him...
terrible call at 4-5 in the tb btw...
ALL CROATIAN FINAL!!

Good thing Ancic won. Otherwise it would have been awful to lose a point out of a bad call, at such a critical moment!

Tom Paulman
02-07-2009, 08:33 PM
SMH @ Hernych, he just can't win tight matches when he should

Mario played poorly

TankingTheSet
02-07-2009, 08:34 PM
A
Kudos to Hernych, at first glance he doesn't posses any huge weapons and he might seems like a guy who has nothing to hurt his opponents with, but he is like a pest, never let go, very persistent and very consistent at every point.


Except when is really close to winning...gets a wobbly arm like no-one else. He was serving at *6-5, had 30-30, in the TB he missed an easy shot for 5-1 and of course he also had mps (one on serve).

Deathless Mortal
02-07-2009, 08:35 PM
Very interesting but not a quality match, congrats Mario for winning it in the end :yeah:
Finally after 18 years an all Croatian final :D
It would be a real shame if Mario lost this match, and he was close to it, especially after that bad call at 4-5 in the deciding TB.
And once again I'll repeat what I said in the beginning, Čilić will win the tournament, wonder if Bilbo still thinks different

KarlyM
02-07-2009, 08:35 PM
Mario! :yippee:

I was following the score - what a see-saw match. :lol:

CrossCourt13
02-07-2009, 08:37 PM
Ancic improves his poor MP-saved record to 5-10 :yeah:

that was fast, thanks :)

do you have his 3rd set tiebreak record by anychance?

TankingTheSet
02-07-2009, 08:37 PM
And once again I'll repeat what I said in the beginning, Čilić will win the tournament, wonder if Bilbo still thinks different

Even Bilbo is 'all-in' on Cilic tomorrow, he said so...

HeretiC
02-07-2009, 08:45 PM
Except when is really close to winning...gets a wobbly arm like no-one else. He was serving at *6-5, had 30-30, in the TB he missed an easy shot for 5-1 and of course he also had mps (one on serve).

Maybe that is why this was only his second ATP semifinal if I am right.:shrug:

P.S Wrong, he was a finalist in 's-Hertogenbosch in 2006. Note to myself: never ever believe what commentators are saying. :mad:

Deathless Mortal
02-07-2009, 08:48 PM
Even Bilbo is 'all-in' on Cilic tomorrow, he said so...

Haha and he was laughing at us who said at the beginning that Cilic will take it

CrossCourt13
02-07-2009, 09:03 PM
Ančić is closer to winning it tomorrow imo, this wasn't a poor match, just the opposite. And I don't like what I'm seeing from Marin right now, making too many errors and Ancic does have some variety to get him out of his comfort zone...

petar_pan
02-07-2009, 09:12 PM
bravo mario,what a come back.
we have all croatian final(again).great.
cilic is favourite tommorow,and i think he will win.
ancic has 9-3,cilic 12-1 in season.together that is 21-4!!!!

oranges
02-07-2009, 09:16 PM
Mario's been tasked to create drama on the tournament. What a fighter :worship: :worship: :bowdown: :bowdown: Hard but sweet victory
Tomorrow is his day to play good again and Marin already has a title this year, so for once I'll choose between my two favorite guys :p

finishingmove
02-07-2009, 09:17 PM
mario can be very happy for making the final here, the way he's played this week.

Deathless Mortal
02-07-2009, 09:29 PM
Ančić is closer to winning it tomorrow imo, this wasn't a poor match, just the opposite. And I don't like what I'm seeing from Marin right now, making too many errors and Ancic does have some variety to get him out of his comfort zone...

This wasn't a quality match either. Marin is making many mistakes but he often has a lot of UEs but still plays good enough to comfortably win his matches, and btw Mario had 50 UEs today so it's not like he's much better. I think Marin will win in 2 sets something like 6-4 7-6 maybe Mario takes a set but I'd really be surprised if he wins.

Sapeod
02-07-2009, 09:34 PM
Very close Jan. :awww: Well played. :)

Kudos to Mario. Give Cilic a scare.

CrossCourt13
02-07-2009, 09:59 PM
This wasn't a quality match either.

I disagree, think this had plenty of quality, both played very well imo. We'll see how it turns out tomorrow.

Voo de Mar
02-08-2009, 12:58 AM
that was fast, thanks :)

do you have his 3rd set tiebreak record by anychance?

11-15 (all levels) :wavey:

Fedexex
02-08-2009, 07:09 AM
Ancic:woohoo:

asmazif
02-08-2009, 12:02 PM
such a legend.