Barcelona R1: Nicolas Almagro def. Viktor Hanescu 3-6 7-6 (7) 2-2 ret. (saves 2 MPs) [Archive] - MensTennisForums.com

Barcelona R1: Nicolas Almagro def. Viktor Hanescu 3-6 7-6 (7) 2-2 ret. (saves 2 MPs)

Har-Tru
04-20-2009, 04:16 PM
Shame.

Hanescu was playing some excellent clay court tennis throughout the match. Almagro fighting all the way, should have got the second set before the tie-break (two MPs saved). Then at the start of the third Hanescu calls for the trainer (according to Almagro's post-match interview, due to a problem in his shoulder), then at 2-1 receives treatment on his right thigh. At 2-2 throws the towel.

SwiSha
04-20-2009, 04:21 PM
Hanescu had 2 Mps in the Breaker, one at 6-5** and then on serve 7**-6

betowiec
04-20-2009, 04:21 PM
get it together nico
you escaped today

Har-Tru
04-20-2009, 04:40 PM
I can't remember seeing Almagro hit a groundstroke winner in the whole match.

Geo
04-20-2009, 04:42 PM
poor Hanescu. :sad:

lucky Almagro :o :p

l_mac
04-20-2009, 04:44 PM
Shame.

Hanescu was playing some excellent clay court tennis throughout the match. Almagro fighting all the way, should have got the second set before the tie-break (two MPs saved). Then at the start of the third Hanescu calls for the trainer (according to Almagro's post-match interview, due to a problem in his shoulder), then at 2-1 receives treatment on his right thigh. At 2-2 throws the towel.

Is it on TV in Spain? Or are you at the tournament?

Lucky one, Almugro.

DhammaTiger
04-20-2009, 04:53 PM
Phew lucky escape Nico:yippee: now play better Vamos Nico!!! Get well soon Victor :hug:

Sapeod
04-20-2009, 05:09 PM
Hanescu won 1 more point than Almagro :lol:

Get well soon Han :D

Har-Tru
04-20-2009, 05:14 PM
Is it on TV in Spain? Or are you at the tournament?

First one. I posted a link to the Spanish national tv sports channel that showed the match on the live streams thread.

By the looks of it there weren't more than 50 people at the match. Pretty dull weather in Barna.

Ad Wim
04-20-2009, 05:37 PM
Pfew Nico, that was close. But at least you fought and didn't just throw the towel. Now win it all!

miura
04-20-2009, 05:48 PM
Scary!

Voo de Mar
04-20-2009, 06:31 PM
Almagro's first ATP win after saving MP.

Lee
04-20-2009, 06:42 PM
Shame.

Hanescu was playing some excellent clay court tennis throughout the match. Almagro fighting all the way, should have got the second set before the tie-break (two MPs saved). Then at the start of the third Hanescu calls for the trainer (according to Almagro's post-match interview, due to a problem in his shoulder), then at 2-1 receives treatment on his right thigh. At 2-2 throws the towel.

ATP site said Hanescu retired because of cramps.

Lucky escape Mucho.

Nichele Hull
04-20-2009, 07:59 PM
How weak are you that you have to quit after having cramps? Pathetic result the match wasn't that long :lol:

FlameOn
04-20-2009, 10:06 PM
I was afraid of a tiebreak. Nico has one of the worst tiebreak records I believe, but luckily he came out on the good side of it this time.

I hope he plays better next round.

Voo de Mar
04-20-2009, 10:22 PM
I was afraid of a tiebreak. Nico has one of the worst tiebreak records I believe, but luckily he came out on the good side of it this time.


Especially tie-break records of the final set :) He is really useless there.

bjurra
04-20-2009, 10:26 PM
ATP site said Hanescu retired because of cramps.

Lucky escape Mucho.

I watched the match and did not see any cramps. Victor is not much of a fighter.

Machiavelli
04-21-2009, 08:03 AM
HAnescu is a well known quitter, disgusting player