Doha R1 | Stakhovsky b. Youzhny 7/6(11) 6/2

01-04-2010, 03:03 PM
Good win for Stakh, with lots of nice points from these two allcourters. He might win a couple of more rounds here as well.

Better luck next time, Youz.

01-04-2010, 03:05 PM
Don't really like either, but good win for the Ukrainian.

01-04-2010, 03:17 PM
Fun match to watch, both have elegant games and were using all of the court. A few too many UE's from Youzhny when it mattered and then Stakhovskuy bossed the second set deciding this one.

01-04-2010, 03:52 PM
the tie break was the match, both had chances to win it, whoever lost it would lose the match and so it was.

Mario Sharapov
01-04-2010, 04:15 PM
Misha had the chance in the first set :sobbing:

01-04-2010, 04:17 PM
Another cakewalk for Nadal.

01-04-2010, 06:50 PM
Sergiy :eek: :bounce:
Even if Youzhny was not really on it, it's still nice to see the fluid game of Sergiy paying off against a talented player!

01-04-2010, 07:08 PM
You called Sergiy an allcourter :lol: :spit:

Good job Sergiy :yeah:

01-04-2010, 07:13 PM
there was a lot of slice, serve and volley, soft cross court passings and even a backhand slice passing winner!! who said tennis is dead!!

carlos pera
01-04-2010, 07:44 PM
Great win for Stakhovsky!

01-04-2010, 09:28 PM really hurt to see this match..painful in the sake so much expectation after the offseason and they came up with this display

youzhny was up twice mini break up in the tb.. dfs, mistakes..then stakhovsky had like 3 set points and wasted them.,.errorfest, i mean, it was an ok match but i certainly expected more from them

esp from youzhny.. one has the thought he could have won it if he had been more regular with serve, and a bit more consistent..

01-06-2010, 04:23 PM
You called Sergiy an allcourter :lol:

Pretty much, yeah. What would you call him?