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Rome R3: Zverev def Simon 6-4 6-1

Action Jackson
04-30-2009, 05:30 PM
Eaaaaaaasy.

orangehat
04-30-2009, 05:31 PM
the slump continues. :o

Cloudygirl
04-30-2009, 05:32 PM
Gillou's crap run continues. :(:sad:

virex
04-30-2009, 05:32 PM
tennis wins

rofe
04-30-2009, 05:33 PM
Intelligent tennis from Misha. Kept the ball deep and in play and made Simon commit errors. On his own serves, good 1st serve percentage and a good 1-2 punch. Amazing for a guy that is more comfortable playing aggressive tennis.

Labamba
04-30-2009, 05:33 PM
Zverev :eek:

Simon was really poor though

Lee
04-30-2009, 05:33 PM
Zvereve played very well and Simon just lost it in the 2nd set.

No breakpoints at all for Mischa.

jmsx521
04-30-2009, 05:33 PM
At the end, the umpire held Zverev's hand and was chatting something to him.... Hmmmm! They are not friends, are they?

Clay Death
04-30-2009, 05:33 PM
Eaaaaaaasy.

easy but the score is unexpected. i expected a better response from the Frenchie in the 2nd set.

Zverev was masterful so all credit to him. he didnt buckle under the pressure of having to deal with a top 10 player.

DartMarcus
04-30-2009, 05:33 PM
Simon top 10 player :haha:
very strong tennis era indeed :o

tennisfan444
04-30-2009, 05:34 PM
:(

finishingmove
04-30-2009, 05:34 PM
pleasantly surprised by zverev

habibko
04-30-2009, 05:34 PM
when I wanted Simon to come through the most he failed me :smash: :banghead:

Berdych, PHM, and now Simon, can Zverev upset Fed? :unsure:

finishingmove
04-30-2009, 05:34 PM
when I wanted Simon to come through the most he failed me :smash: :banghead:

Berdych, PHM, and now Simon, can Zverev upset Fed? :unsure:

zverev can't lose.

jmsx521
04-30-2009, 05:35 PM
Simon's game doesn't really work on slow clay. Also, did anyone see him holding his knee in the second set: Maybe he got injured?

green25814
04-30-2009, 05:35 PM
Simon tried to ballbash :lol:

Stick to pushing man.

Jimnik
04-30-2009, 05:35 PM
Another great result for Zverev. :worship:

Maybe he'll finally get some respect around here. He was far too solid for Simon and his serve was booming as usual. Add in a few volleys and it was a great all round performance.

Jōris
04-30-2009, 05:35 PM
Some good rallies in the first from both. Congrats to Zverev

Jelena
04-30-2009, 05:35 PM
Zverev got his dream. Will be interesting to read his blog tonight. :)

Guy Haines
04-30-2009, 05:36 PM
the slump continues. :o

x2.

Ouch. Damn.

I'd wrongly thought Gilles had turned a corner yesterday. He was looking to his camp immediately after each error from start to finish. Something is definitely wrong.

He's about to steal :sad::confused: from those who seek Ferrer pics.

Zverev looks good on clay. It's refreshing to see some players who have aggression/power and some net skills do well on clay.

jonathancrane
04-30-2009, 05:38 PM
Great win Mischa :bigclap:

rafa_maniac
04-30-2009, 05:38 PM
Wtf.

Action Jackson
04-30-2009, 05:38 PM
Zverev played smart tennis, gave Simon no pace at all and rallied when he had to, then when there was a chance to finish at the net, he took it.

Excellent week for him irrespective of what happens tomorrow.

habibko
04-30-2009, 05:38 PM
Another great result for Zverev. :worship:

Maybe he'll finally get some respect around here. He was far too solid for Simon and his serve was booming as usual. Add in a few volleys and it was a great all round performance.

his moment of truth will be against Federer, lets see what he got there :cool:

mikkemus23
04-30-2009, 05:39 PM
Very impressing. He will rise even further during clay season.

I think this is enough to give Roger serious trouble, serious indeed.

Jimnik
04-30-2009, 05:40 PM
Q1 def Ramirez-Hidalgo 6-2 6-3
Q2 def Ferrero 6-7 6-4 7-5
R1 def Berdych 4-6 6-2 7-5
R2 def Mathieu 3-6 7-6 6-0
R3 def Simon 6-4 6-1


And the funny thing is the markets had him as underdog against Ramirez-Hidalgo.

Puschkin
04-30-2009, 05:41 PM
Simon's game doesn't really work on slow clay. Also, did anyone see him holding his knee in the second set.
Yes. He was not great before, but after that he was just poor. Can well be a physical problem. But very solid from Zverev.

totenkopf
04-30-2009, 05:42 PM
Zverev didnt just play well. He played phenomenal. Lets just hope he can keep it up against federer.

TMJordan
04-30-2009, 05:43 PM
Surprising.

Corey Feldman
04-30-2009, 05:45 PM
Who is this mug

morningglory
04-30-2009, 05:46 PM
when I wanted Simon to come through the most he failed me :smash: :banghead:

Berdych, PHM, and now Simon, can Zverev upset Fed? :unsure:

No.

GlennMirnyi
04-30-2009, 05:49 PM
Awesome.

Zvereve is probably the most talented of the youngsters.

Ilovetheblues_86
04-30-2009, 05:51 PM
Who is this mug

Gilles Simon, the mug.

Truc
04-30-2009, 06:10 PM
Simon's game doesn't really work on slow clay.He's pathetic regardless of the surface atm, don't judge his clay game on his current awful form.
Clay actually is his favourite surface. He's won 3 out of his 5 titles on clay.
(And Rome isn't slow, but he doesn't mind slow clay at all, on the contrary, he liked Hamburg.)

scarecrows
04-30-2009, 07:17 PM
the slump continues. :o

what slump, this his ordinary level, his couple of fluke runs last year were the surprising part

MalwareDie
04-30-2009, 07:22 PM
what slump, this his ordinary level, his couple of fluke runs last year were the surprising part

Seconded.

Burrow
04-30-2009, 07:29 PM
Strongest era in mens tennis.

Ciarán.
04-30-2009, 07:48 PM
:spit:

tealeaves
04-30-2009, 07:49 PM
Simon :lol:

heya
04-30-2009, 07:56 PM
Simon's better than everyone in the top 10.
Blake and Verdasco are not far behind!

Federer was smacked by Simon....
Just in case you don't know,
Sampras should be thrown a faint praise bone,
if there's no post that could make
Federer look greater, in a Simon thread.
This era's strong!

alfonsojose
04-30-2009, 07:59 PM
Counterpouchers who lack of pace on their shots suffer on clay :shrug:

miura
04-30-2009, 08:02 PM
Simon's better than everyone in the top 10.
Blake and Verdasco are not far behind!

Federer was smacked by Simon....
Just in case you don't know,
Sampras should be thrown a faint praise bone,
if there's no post that could make
Federer look greater, in a Simon thread.
This era's strong!
In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before. Poetry is the exact opposite.

Horatio Caine
04-30-2009, 08:41 PM
what slump, this his ordinary level, his couple of fluke runs last year were the surprising part

Ugh, poor result for Simon, even if Zverev can be a tricky (and unpredictable) opponent at the best of times. Needs to get his form together pretty sharpish. :awww:

Spes
04-30-2009, 08:48 PM
Mischa :worship: :worship:

Geo
04-30-2009, 09:08 PM
Zverev is playing well and having a great week, but this was a pathetic display from Simon :lol: For someone who wins matches by not making mistakes, he sure was making loads of mistakes today, especially on the forehand side. In the 2nd set he was playing junior tennis :tape: :o Not sure what's going on with him this year but he's certainly no where near the level he was at last year. :o

StanisKing
04-30-2009, 09:33 PM
Zverev the new GOAT.
Overtaking the crown from King Oscar.

bobbynorwich
04-30-2009, 09:39 PM
Zverev is 21. Where has he been all these years?

Guy Haines
04-30-2009, 10:31 PM
He's pathetic regardless of the surface atm, don't judge his clay game on his current awful form.
Clay actually is his favourite surface. He's won 3 out of his 5 titles on clay.
(And Rome isn't slow, but he doesn't mind slow clay at all, on the contrary, he liked Hamburg.)

Truc: :wavey: Bad days. :confused: What do you think is going on?

ArgieFan
04-30-2009, 10:37 PM
I love misha's style, hope he beats Federer...

Sommarsverige
04-30-2009, 10:38 PM
I was happy for Misha :)

Since I follow his blog regularly I got really interested in that guy and it makes me happy that he reached his best result ever this week in Rome :) (no matter what happens in the next match...)

luie
04-30-2009, 10:46 PM
Clay is not for pushers.

roberthenman
05-01-2009, 12:34 AM
SImon :confused::confused::confused:

malisha
05-01-2009, 12:39 AM
great result
always good too see Simon losing...Zverev playes smart tennis good week for the German:yeah:

LinkMage
05-01-2009, 12:54 AM
Some of the worst top 10 players ever: Wawrinka, Simon, Mugfils, Boredo.

Arkulari
05-01-2009, 01:42 AM
I don't think Wava is THAT bad, at least he has had a couple decent clay seasons and even if I dislike Robredo, the man at least got a MS win ;)

the worst top 10? of the last times: Simon and Monfils

HattonWBA
05-01-2009, 08:39 AM
Zverev moves great and tactically was awesome out there, ive seen him play a lot but this was much better than previous times based on his ability to pack more weight of shot from the baseline, keep improving mischa

HeretiC
05-01-2009, 11:38 AM
Yonex rules. :rocker:

rocketassist
05-01-2009, 11:56 AM
Strongest era ever, definitely. :haha:

Kolya
05-01-2009, 12:00 PM
:haha:

ORGASMATRON
05-01-2009, 12:00 PM
Some of the worst top 10 players ever: Wawrinka, Simon, Mugfils, Boredo.

Stan is a good top 10, he will be bakc there soon probably.

Merton
05-01-2009, 12:25 PM
Excellent tournament for Zverev here. :yeah:

JBdV
05-01-2009, 12:39 PM
He's pathetic regardless of the surface atm, don't judge his clay game on his current awful form.
Clay actually is his favourite surface. He's won 3 out of his 5 titles on clay.
(And Rome isn't slow, but he doesn't mind slow clay at all, on the contrary, he liked Hamburg.)

Those 3 clay titles weren't exactly of a very high standard to be honest, Bucharest twice and Casablanca. I still think he is a better hardcourter than claycourter, although I'm not saying this is why he has performed so badly this clay season so far, something is clearly not right with him.

Beat
05-01-2009, 02:35 PM
Q1 def Ramirez-Hidalgo 6-2 6-3
Q2 def Ferrero 6-7 6-4 7-5
R1 def Berdych 4-6 6-2 7-5
R2 def Mathieu 3-6 7-6 6-0
R3 def Simon 6-4 6-1


nice :)