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Robredo beats Fish 36 76(5) 62

philosophicalarf
05-12-2009, 01:27 PM
Match summary:

Fish better player set 1

Fish brainfart start of set2, but takes it to a tiebreak, loses it.

Fish opening service game, 30-15, misses ridiculously easy volley, misses ridiculously easy smash, then spanks one miles out of court

Fish gives up mentally, enormous UE-fest, couldn't play 3 shots without an error. Immediately goes 0-4.

finishingmove
05-12-2009, 01:29 PM
podemos tommy

Voo de Mar
05-12-2009, 01:30 PM
:eek: Unreal, Robredo has won 11 tie-breaks in a row. Fish was two points away from victory in the tie-break (like Safin who lost to Robredo after almost identical scoreline in Rome).

aussie_fan
05-12-2009, 01:30 PM
Nice fight from Fish in the third there.

rhinooooo
05-12-2009, 01:31 PM
Match summary:

Fish better player set 1

Fish brainfart start of set2, but takes it to a tiebreak, loses it.

Fish opening service game, 30-15, misses ridiculously easy volley, misses ridiculously easy smash, then spanks one miles out of court

Fish gives up mentally, enormous UE-fest, couldn't play 3 shots without an error. Immediately goes 0-4.

Sounds about right.

Har-Tru
05-12-2009, 01:31 PM
Typical Tommy.

btw 'carf, I'll give you a cookie if you keep up with the good work on the breaks % and stuff of Madrid compared to other tournies. :)

Kiedis
05-12-2009, 01:32 PM
Robredo, the tiebreak king :worship:

Action Jackson
05-12-2009, 01:32 PM
Fish couldn't avoid the reel, though only has himself to blame, some good stuff, mixed in with some crap.

Jimnik
05-12-2009, 01:34 PM
That is such a pity. Fish continues to play really smart tennis this clay season. Stepanek would have been proud of some of the volleys he pulled off. At least it should make for a much better grass season.

Congrats Robredo. That point at 5-5 in the TB won him the match. A great BH return to Fish's feet followed by a BH passing shot up the line.

Jōris
05-12-2009, 01:34 PM
blub blub goes the fishy

:sad:

finishingmove
05-12-2009, 01:35 PM
:eek: Unreal, Robredo has won 11 tie-breaks in a row. Fish was two points away from victory in the tie-break (like Safin who lost to Robredo after almost identical scoreline in Rome).

wasn't it 11 the last time?

HeretiC
05-12-2009, 01:39 PM
The Socksless was the better player in the first set, good disguised serving, net charging, effective volleys. He was about to continue in the same rhythm in the second, but he twisted his ankle a bit in the opening service game, got distracted and Robredo seized the moment and broke him. Fish needed some time to recuperate and he re-broke when Robredo was serving for the set. But Tommy is very strong in mental department, took the TB and from there on there was only one way for Fish - down. He got a confused at times what tactics to use, went for a more on groundstrokes and started to make large quantity of UEs. Of course that Robredo largely contributed to that, attacking when he was in right position or waiting patiently for Fish to burn out in the rally.

GlennMirnyi
05-12-2009, 01:40 PM
Disgusting.

lamnathalie
05-12-2009, 01:40 PM
Robredo :worship:

Voo de Mar
05-12-2009, 01:41 PM
wasn't it 11 the last time?

Yes, you're right, it's 13 already, third best streak among active players :o

CooCooCachoo
05-12-2009, 01:41 PM
Good job Tommy :yeah:

finishingmove
05-12-2009, 01:44 PM
Yes, you're right, it's 13 already, third best streak among active players :o

who's ahead of him?

Voo de Mar
05-12-2009, 01:46 PM
who's ahead of him?

Roddick - 18 and Federer - 15.

I hate bullshits about tie-breaks lottery. It can be a lottery in some cases when for example Roddick plays against Karlovic. Robredo has very good all-career tie-break record, at the most important moments he is extremely concentrated, patient and plays always risky shots without shaky hand, today for example his passing-shot backhand DTL at 5:5, it was crucial point in this match...

philosophicalarf
05-12-2009, 01:49 PM
Typical Tommy.

btw 'carf, I'll give you a cookie if you keep up with the good work on the breaks % and stuff of Madrid compared to other tournies. :)

Easy enuff: it's already stablised around 22%, same as Munich (21.8%). For all the waffle beforehand about fiddling with the balls/court texture to slow it down, looks like they didn't bother much.


ME WANT COOKIE.

philosophicalarf
05-12-2009, 01:50 PM
Roddick - 18 and Federer - 15.

I hate bullshits about tie-breaks lottery. It can be a lottery in some cases when for example Roddick plays against Karlovic. Robredo has very good all-career tie-break record, at the most important moments he is extremely concentrated and plays always risky shots without shaky hand, today for example his passing-shot backhand DTL at 5:5, it was crucial point in this match...

Yeah, he's very impressive.

Fish is the polar opposite, abysmal record in tiebreaks.

Har-Tru
05-12-2009, 01:59 PM
Easy enuff: it's already stablised around 22%, same as Munich (21.8%). For all the waffle beforehand about fiddling with the balls/court texture to slow it down, looks like they didn't bother much.


ME WANT COOKIE.

22% is pretty mental... that's lower than IW and Miami right? Anyway: Munich altitude 519m. Madrid: 565m.

Oh sorry. There you are.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/9a/Choco_chip_cookie.jpg/300px-Choco_chip_cookie.jpg

Roddickominator
05-12-2009, 04:35 PM
This Fish has the heart of a lion.

Still can't believe Robredo is even good enough to enter these Masters tourneys.

propi
05-12-2009, 05:12 PM
Fantastic to see Tommy doing well at home :D :bounce:
Now best of lucks vs. the winner of the Bolleli/ Murray match :D

Sommarsverige
05-12-2009, 08:44 PM
Congrats Tommy :yeah:

biological
05-12-2009, 08:46 PM
nice one Tommy :D

RIboy
05-12-2009, 08:53 PM
just a usual day in office for Boredo :o

ChinoRios4Ever
05-12-2009, 08:55 PM
Podemos.

Raquel
05-12-2009, 10:43 PM
Vamos Tommy :D

Geo
05-13-2009, 05:36 AM
:rolls: @ the score :spit:

bobbynorwich
05-13-2009, 06:05 AM
Think I've finally figured out Robredo's problem. According to Wikipedia, he was named by his father after the hero of The Who's hit ballad: "Tommy --- the deaf, dumb, and blind boy who sure hits a mean pinball."

So why steer him to tennis .... when his destiny was pinball? :eek:



:)