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Cilic defeats Del Potro 5-7 6-4 7-5 5-7 6-3

Deivid23
01-24-2010, 09:30 AM
Great match from both. Marin is starting to look like a contender for great things finally :worship:

Dedicated to all those clowns who have understimated this hell of a player. You know who you are ;)

MIMIC
01-24-2010, 09:30 AM
Incredibly hard fought match, both mentally and physically....for BOTH players. Lots of brain cramps, lots of wacky errors, lots of noise from the crowd....lots of everything.

Can't remember if it was the 3rd or the 4th, but Cilic blew 7 BP opportunities in a single set and several in a single game in that set.

Very determined, this man Cilic. :cool:

rubbERR
01-24-2010, 09:31 AM
both sucked, shame that there was winner

tealeaves
01-24-2010, 09:31 AM
Delpo served for 3rd set after saving 3820502855th BP and get broken with a DF :o

daddy
01-24-2010, 09:32 AM
both sucked, shame that there was winner

hahaha

get a life

Bravo Marin!@!!!!

Topspin Forehand
01-24-2010, 09:32 AM
What a joke this Del Potro is. No effort at all.

Clydey
01-24-2010, 09:32 AM
Brilliant match. Cilic was immense. At his height, he has no right to move as well as he does. Can't say enough about that performance.

People will probably come up with the usual Del Potro excuses. There was nothing wrong with Del Potro, just the usual pained expressions as if to signal to people that he was physically spent. He needs to cut that shit right out.

Noleta
01-24-2010, 09:33 AM
Juan:hug:Time to start playing efficiently in the future.

:yeah:Cilic.

Tom Paulman
01-24-2010, 09:33 AM
Good for tennis

rubbERR
01-24-2010, 09:33 AM
shameful tennismatch, unfortunately there was winner

serveandvolley80
01-24-2010, 09:33 AM
Great fight, great finish, only question is how bad was Delpo hurt really? The guy is becoming a master of looking like hes going to pass out any second.

He and Del Potro are the same height and size, yet he looks like the lighter, faster player, great movement not only side to side, but from the back of the court to the net, blazing speed, great volleys.

Besides the mental aspect which he needs to work on, are we seeing a better version of Delpo in the making?

Audacity
01-24-2010, 09:33 AM
Confidence booster for Cilic.

green25814
01-24-2010, 09:34 AM
Cilic was the better player, but very erratic stuff from both men. I doubt Cilic can beat Roddick tbh.

Carlita
01-24-2010, 09:34 AM
Well done Cilic! :yeah:

:sad: Delpo...

Voo de Mar
01-24-2010, 09:34 AM
Good for the game, the elite enlarges :) With wins during last 5 months over Murray, Davydenko, Nadal and Del Potro, Cilic confirms his aspirations to be a part of "Big 7".

rubbERR
01-24-2010, 09:34 AM
Great fight, great finish, only question is how bad was Delpo hurt really? The guy is becoming a master of looking like hes going to pass out any second.

who cares, he lost this match, its weakness if your physically weak

dombrfc
01-24-2010, 09:35 AM
shameful tennismatch, unfortunately there was winner

Yeah, he was very very fatigued. We see it so much because its a problem he's always had.

kinski76
01-24-2010, 09:35 AM
Bravo :worship: I had a feeling placing money on Cilic might be paying off tonight. Thank you from the bottom of my wallet, Marin.

Topspin Forehand
01-24-2010, 09:35 AM
Hopefully Roddick will beat Cilic now. Then Nadal beats Roddick. Nadal beats Federer and another slam. :D

dombrfc
01-24-2010, 09:35 AM
Double post

Speed of Light
01-24-2010, 09:35 AM
If this Pot Smoke has an ounce of shame in him, he will donate his fluke USO title and prize money to charity and retire right now for the betterment of the sport.

oranges
01-24-2010, 09:35 AM
Hard and well fought Marin :worship:

Mechlan
01-24-2010, 09:35 AM
Unbelievable match from Cilic. His movement is spectacular. I am very impressed.

habibko
01-24-2010, 09:36 AM
respect to Cilic for the huge upset and winning the battle against one of the toughest mentally and a proven fighter, he took more chances and was much more aggressive, well done :yeah:

Yves.
01-24-2010, 09:36 AM
Predicted it before the tournament even started ;)

dr.Damir
01-24-2010, 09:36 AM
Better player through today. Good match, although both of them choked a little bit.

Cilic improved his serve, I can see him beating Roddick.

Arkulari
01-24-2010, 09:36 AM
Hopefully Roddick will beat Cilic now. Then Nadal beats Roddick. Nadal beats Davydenko and another slam. :D

Fixed ;)

As much as I like Juan, I think he's overdoing things with his gamesmanship, he asked for the trainer just when Cilic was on fire and then came back firing harder than ever, besides his everlasting I'm-dead expression, he doesn't need that shit to win matches :o

Good victory for Cilic, he's slowly getting his groove and has done pretty good against top 10 players in the last two slams ;)

philosophicalarf
01-24-2010, 09:36 AM
Shocking quality match. Relentless choking by Cilic kept Potro in it, when by form it really should have been straight sets.

brithater
01-24-2010, 09:36 AM
The tour has a new threat. Andy better get himself ready because Cilic is getting through to the semis.

Stensland
01-24-2010, 09:36 AM
i don't like cilic's game at all. it's dull, his strokes seem uninspired and all he does is run down balls. no emotions, no charisma, no nothing. he's a rich man's davydenko.

boo. hopefully andy takes him out in the quarters.

dombrfc
01-24-2010, 09:36 AM
Hopefully Roddick will beat Cilic now. Then Nadal beats Roddick. Nadal beats Federer and another slam. :D

Erm no.

Tsonganator
01-24-2010, 09:36 AM
Del Potro + grace/artistry = Cilic

RIboy
01-24-2010, 09:37 AM
Faker #2 is OUT, tennis wins.

Roddick or Gonzo are ideal matchup for Cilic, huge chance for semifinal

vamosinator
01-24-2010, 09:37 AM
the moment Nadal bagelled Davydenko, Del Potro became the greatest threat, and that threat is no longer! :yeah:

MatchFederer
01-24-2010, 09:37 AM
That was awesome. The 5th set had so much consistent hard hitting and so many balls were landing very near or on the lines. Del Potro just doesn't go away and also his defense at times was exceptional.

This was an awesome win for Cilic.

Man... :D

Noleta
01-24-2010, 09:38 AM
Cilic was the better player, but very erratic stuff from both men. I doubt Cilic can beat Roddick tbh.

+1.

Great fight, great finish, only question is how bad was Delpo hurt really? The guy is becoming a master of looking like hes going to pass out any second.

Get used to it:lol:

shameful tennismatch, unfortunately there was winner

Would you still say the same,had Juna won?:p

rubbERR
01-24-2010, 09:39 AM
yes noleta, yes :lol:

Topspin Forehand
01-24-2010, 09:39 AM
Man it is hard to finish off Del Potro. Even when he looks finished, he keeps coming back for more punches. And I was sarcastic earlier. It was pretty obvious though.

seljanin
01-24-2010, 09:40 AM
I found the match quite dull and boring, but it surely was an incredibly tough mental and physical battle.

Marin should really improve his net game, it is very.. well, how to put it politely.. mediocre. Some terrible smash misses also today :)

serveandvolley80
01-24-2010, 09:40 AM
i don't like cilic's game at all. it's dull, his strokes seem uninspired and all he does is run down balls. no emotions, no charisma, no nothing. he's a rich man's davydenko.

boo. hopefully andy takes him out in the quarters.

I would like to ask what you find entertaining about Roddick's game? I am not trying to be a smart ass, i am genuinely curious.

Deivid23
01-24-2010, 09:41 AM
Shocking quality match. Relentless choking by Cilic kept Potro in it, when by form it really should have been straight sets.

Shocking quality? lol

Deathless Mortal
01-24-2010, 09:41 AM
Hell yeah :rocker2:
I didn't sleep at all but it was worth it :D
Great fighting and a very good, entertaining match :yeah:
Of course Marin will beat Roddick. Andy has no chance.

Xristos
01-24-2010, 09:42 AM
both sucked, shame that there was winner

LOL!

Good win.

rubbERR
01-24-2010, 09:42 AM
balance, delpo should have lost against blake.

and he was 2-4 down against florian mayer 4th set...fluked that set himself

Stensland
01-24-2010, 09:42 AM
I would like to ask what you find entertaining about Roddick's game? I am not trying to be a smart ass, i am genuinely curious.

even less, but i find his personality flashy enough to root for him. against cilic any day, that is.

born_on_clay
01-24-2010, 09:43 AM
It's a shame del Potro wasn't able to make it....

Noleta
01-24-2010, 09:44 AM
yes noleta, yes :lol:

If you say so:rolls:

serveandvolley80
01-24-2010, 09:44 AM
even less, but i find his personality flashy enough to root for him. against cilic any day, that is.

Meh, different strokes for different folks, i prefer the quiet player that lets his game do the talking, rather then a guy like Roddick who always whines or swears at line judges, or Delpo who acts like he just came back from the beating of his life at the hands of Jet Li.

philosophicalarf
01-24-2010, 09:44 AM
Shocking quality? lol

Rampant chokefest at the end of the 3rd set from both.

Cilic chokes serving to get into a 4th set tiebreak, starts with doublefault and broken to love, on bp firing a backhand so wide it cleared the doubles lines.

Cilic chokes serving out the match, has to save 2bps, eventually holds courtesy of DelPot errors again.

Cilic 4/16 bps, errored nearly every one. Of the ones he "converted": a Del Potro doublefault, and 2 errors.


Potro was pretty useless throughout, had no focus except in short patches, but that's been the same all tournament.

teamflex
01-24-2010, 09:44 AM
Errr some of you are saying Cilic can't beat Roddick, but Roddick hasn't made the Qtrs yet.

Voo de Mar
01-24-2010, 09:45 AM
Hell yeah :rocker2:
I didn't sleep at all but it was worth it :D
Great fighting and a very good, entertaining match :yeah:
Of course Marin will beat Roddick. Andy has no chance.

Honestly I'm not convinced Roddick beats Gonzo. Anyway Cilic has reasonable opportunity to reach first Major final here because has beaten all players who've left in his section.

green25814
01-24-2010, 09:47 AM
Man it is hard to finish off Del Potro. Even when he looks finished, he keeps coming back for more punches. And I was sarcastic earlier. It was pretty obvious though.

He always looks like that. I think he does it on purpose, to lure you into a false sense of security.

Certinfy
01-24-2010, 09:47 AM
:bigcry: Congrats to Marin tho :D

serveandvolley80
01-24-2010, 09:48 AM
He always looks like that. I think he does it on purpose, to lure you into a false sense of security.

Well i am sure that trick can only work for so long.

oranges
01-24-2010, 09:49 AM
i don't like cilic's game at all. it's dull, his strokes seem uninspired and all he does is run down balls. no emotions, no charisma, no nothing. he's a rich man's davydenko.

boo. hopefully andy takes him out in the quarters.

Is that supposed to be anything but an enormous compliment :lol:

As for potential match with Roddick, perhaps you'll notice that return than and find at least something to like.

rubbERR
01-24-2010, 09:49 AM
that bagel to flo mayer wasnt good sign

brithater
01-24-2010, 09:49 AM
Roddicks going home in the quarters. Cilic will win at least 2 grand slams in his time on the tour. He has everything it takes to be a champion.

Deathless Mortal
01-24-2010, 09:50 AM
Honestly I'm not convinced Roddick beats Gonzo. Anyway Cilic has reasonable opportunity to reach first Major final here because has beaten all players who've left in his section.

I think Roddick will beat Gonzalez but even if he doesn't Marin should have big chances to make the semifinal. And what you said about the final, I also think he might make the final, why not even win if it's Davydenko there, but it's better to go step by step, and I don't want to be disappointed. :)

linus
01-24-2010, 09:50 AM
I would rather say this time Marin won over himself :p he is a guy of frank, too frank, even on court, but he learned quickly, even not his best days, he still won, anyway, good jobs :cool:

Noleta
01-24-2010, 09:50 AM
Well i am sure that trick can only work for so long.

I don't think it's a trick.

Stensland
01-24-2010, 09:50 AM
Meh, different strokes for different folks, i prefer the quiet player that lets his game do the talking,

so you're a fan of gasquet? same here. :)

i don't want cilic to let his game do the talking because i tend to fall asleep. so weird to see a flashy sports country like croatia coming up with the dullest tennis players the world has ever seen: ljubicic, ancic, cilic, karlovic...

god bless me some serbs. ;)

serveandvolley80
01-24-2010, 09:51 AM
Someone for the love of god ban Rubber, he is like the retarded brother from Whats eating Gilbert Grape, even that guy was less repetitive.

rubbERR
01-24-2010, 09:52 AM
only area delpo sucked this match was 1st serve return, cilic made more UE's and more winners

Deivid23
01-24-2010, 09:52 AM
Rampant chokefest at the end of the 3rd set from both.

Cilic chokes serving to get into a 4th set tiebreak, starts with doublefault and broken to love, on bp firing a backhand so wide it cleared the doubles lines.

Cilic chokes serving out the match, has to save 2bps courtest of DelPot errors again.

Cilic 4/16 bps, errored nearly every one. Of the ones he "converted": a Del Potro doublefault, and 2 errors.


Potro was pretty useless throughout, had no focus except in short patches, but that's been the same all tournament.

We must have seen a different match. You have to expect Cilic to throw stinkers in couple or 3 service games out of 27/28, that has zero to do with shocking quality of a match.

From those 12 missed bp´s, I reckon Del Potro saved more than a half there with service winners or fh winners.

Cilic only made one error in that last service game, Del Potro played really good in all points except that fh shanked on bp. Cilic played exceptionally well from 4th set onwards except in that 11th game of the 4th, in that set, Del Potro hung it tough playing very well on important points, hitting was formidable for long patches of it, the game where Cilic got the break in the last set is as good as it gets in terms of playing a game on return, and so on.. One could argue if it was an ok, a good, or a great match, but labelling it as a "shocking quality" one is just retarded, sorry

nsidhan
01-24-2010, 09:52 AM
Great match by my man Cilic. Now beat that Duck!

serveandvolley80
01-24-2010, 09:52 AM
so you're a fan of gasquet? same here. :)

i don't want cilic to let his game do the talking because i tend to fall asleep. so weird to see a flashy sports country like croatia coming up with the dullest tennis players the world has ever seen: ljubicic, ancic, cilic, karlovic...

god bless me some serbs. ;)

Are you speaking personality wise as a main argument that hes boring to watch? Because his shot making and defense and quite remarkable.

I am guessing you also find guys like Federer boring too?

seljanin
01-24-2010, 09:53 AM
i don't want cilic to let his game do the talking because i tend to fall asleep. so weird to see a flashy sports country like croatia coming up with the dullest tennis players the world has ever seen: ljubicic, ancic, cilic, karlovic...

Ancic = dull?

Come on... :) and I wouldn't call Ljubicic a dull player as well.

oranges
01-24-2010, 09:53 AM
Rampant chokefest at the end of the 3rd set from both.

Cilic chokes serving to get into a 4th set tiebreak, starts with doublefault and broken to love, on bp firing a backhand so wide it cleared the doubles lines.

Cilic chokes serving out the match, has to save 2bps, eventually holds courtesy of DelPot errors again.

Cilic 4/16 bps, errored nearly every one. Of the ones he "converted": a Del Potro doublefault, and 2 errors.


Potro was pretty useless throughout, had no focus except in short patches, but that's been the same all tournament.

All that can really be read from this is that you undoubtedly bet on del Potro. Honestly, did you expect this to be a nice, clean match, rather than a streaky one. Do the two match up for something like that at all, even without it being a tough match on Cilic psychologically? Have you completely missed the other part of streaky? If so, I'm sure there will be highlights in a day or two.

Stensland
01-24-2010, 09:55 AM
Are you speaking personality wise as a main argument that hes boring to watch? Because his shot making and defense and quite remarkable.

defense is nice to have but it's nothing i really cheer about. schüttler's been very good at defending during his heydays, his game was ugly as hell nonetheless.

with cilic it's just that he's the whole negative package, like davydenko: neither do i find his game NOR his personality interesting.


I am guessing you also find guys like Federer boring too?

no, i love federer, his game is flashy. what's flashy about cilic?

serveandvolley80
01-24-2010, 09:58 AM
no, i love federer, his game is flashy. what's flashy about cilic?

Amazing movement for a 6-6 player? I don't know, i got nothing.

TennisOnWood
01-24-2010, 09:59 AM
After 870 minutes ''injured'' Del Potro is finally out of this tournament

Hail to that

shaggy
01-24-2010, 10:03 AM
marin already beat roddick. i think it is a great match-up for marin. his return is huge weapon. he will force roddick to play lot of tennis and you know andy is vulnerable when that happens. he will force going to net which is great for marin cause he has great passing skills. only thing to worry is cilic stamina(two extra long matches already.

Deivid23
01-24-2010, 10:06 AM
I miss the typical BS from Voo de Mar in this thread, I´m sure she had something like this ready:

"Very expected really...Winner was never in doubt as my algorythm "7-6 and 6-7 are as cool as cucumber" says JMDP is the strongest player mentally in tour and in a close match like this he was going always to come on top against an overrated and nontalented guy like Cilic is"

bad gambler
01-24-2010, 10:07 AM
marin already beat roddick. i think it is a great match-up for marin. his return is huge weapon. he will force roddick to play lot of tennis and you know andy is vulnerable when that happens. he will force going to net which is great for marin cause he has great passing skills. only thing to worry is cilic stamina(two extra long matches already.

I hadn't realised Roddick had already beaten Gonzo

Doomach777
01-24-2010, 10:12 AM
I just dont know what to do, but I just dont "love" Marin as I "love" Ljubo.

Im stupid, today I wanted Marin to lose. :/

But, GL Marin in next rnd...

Guy Haines
01-24-2010, 10:13 AM
Marin :) I said this would be his breakthrough tournament!

This was a long time coming career-wise and match-wise. Makes it all the better.

Surly performance from Del Potro. I still suspect he'll always fare best at the majors (French; US) he can build up to with more warmup tourneys.

Congrats to Orange and other tree kangaroo-loving Cilic fans.

Daniel
01-24-2010, 10:13 AM
Well done Marin :clap2: :worship:

dylan24
01-24-2010, 10:14 AM
chennai spartan.
well done.
now win the whole fucking tournament

straitup
01-24-2010, 10:16 AM
Exciting match even though it wasn't highest quality the whole way...but huge hitting throughout with some nice exchanges at the net :lol: Choking definitely happened but I like the movement I saw...some great passing shots by Delpo, and Cilic looked supremely fit even in the 5th set

paseo
01-24-2010, 10:24 AM
Predicted this :D

KolyaLegend
01-24-2010, 10:25 AM
Del Potro should stop being such a faker

Bilbo
01-24-2010, 10:26 AM
expected one

Logical
01-24-2010, 10:27 AM
Great match between two stalwarts. Very bad that all the quality players are dumped in one half and Frauderer clown is let free with his slaves. Chokreev, Chickentanes, Mugwitt, Dulldonkey. With rat shit draws like that, any goof can get to Demifinal. I wish Matador finishes off Muggay and Djokovic sends off the crying one.

quiron
01-24-2010, 10:27 AM
delpo is injury, if not Cilic didn't win . It's true.

si no fuera por la lesion de delpo Cilic no gana,patético.

rubbERR
01-24-2010, 10:28 AM
Del Potro should stop being such a faker

what did he fake? he got threatment blister on his foot, of course trainer could see that he really has blister and he is not faking

LleytonMonfils
01-24-2010, 10:30 AM
Delpo nothing in the tank in the 5th. Had to happen sooner or later. Take care of business Roddick and get rid of this wiry Croat in the next round.

Hola Mr. SK
01-24-2010, 10:37 AM
Delpo nothing in the tank in the 5th. Had to happen sooner or later. Take care of business Roddick and get rid of this wiry Croat in the next round.
Gonzo disagrees

KolyaLegend
01-24-2010, 10:38 AM
what did he fake? he got threatment blister on his foot, of course trainer could see that he really has blister and he is not faking

Del Potro has proven in this tournament that he is one of the biggest fakers on tour. When he's losing a set, he acts like he's dying, and then wins the next one without any sign of being injured. Pathetic.

SwiSha
01-24-2010, 10:40 AM
good job Marine

rubbERR
01-24-2010, 10:44 AM
Del Potro has proven in this tournament that he is one of the biggest fakers on tour. When he's losing a set, he acts like he's dying, and then wins the next one without any sign of being injured. Pathetic.

yeah but today was different, he was really dying :lol: ...he couldnt find any placement and pace his 1st serve and that cost him one service game last set.

oliverbwfc
01-24-2010, 10:55 AM
Marin :)

saniapower
01-24-2010, 11:05 AM
i've lost respect for Delpo :o

rubbERR
01-24-2010, 11:06 AM
i've lost respect for Delpo :o

thats interesting :lol:

sammy01
01-24-2010, 11:35 AM
del boy did well to take it to 5 sets, he was obviously struggling all tournament. im pleased he showed a lot of fight and heart to make it so far.

i see roddick making the final now, think he will beat gonzo then cilic and nadal and murray will kill each other in the qtrs.

TennisLurker
01-24-2010, 11:39 AM
Marin played very well during the whole match, he handled the heavy hitting of Del Potro very well, Del Potro found it hard to force errors from Cilic. He also looked very fresh in the fifth set, unlike Del Potro, he seemed to be as fine in the fifth set as in the first one.

He could make the final

There was choking from both players, and Delpo looked basically dead after the second set, his forehand and serve had less pace.

FedererBulgaria
01-24-2010, 11:57 AM
Lucky clown is out,great for tennis!

JolánGagó
01-24-2010, 11:58 AM
Best match of the tournament so far. Both gave everything and were totally levered until last set when Delpo just physically crumbled. Kudos to both, specially to the winner :hatoff:

UsD.AnDreS
01-24-2010, 11:58 AM
For me the match looked like who wanted it baaadlier..quality was really poor imo..sometimes looked as a fight of streetfighters. Supported Delpo so the 3rd set was just a complete hell..the guy was struggling on each own service game with Cilic choking on BP's..than a break out of nowhere and right after it a chokeback from a mental giant..But surely Cilic played better throughout the match and fully deserved it but he choked sooo much up there..that match was really something special in terms of mentality but not in quality of tennis imo

maxxo
01-24-2010, 11:58 AM
watched the first set. marin was serving something like 70%, don't think he ever served good as this and still lost that set. but i still went 2 sleep never in doubt. win this shit marine

Brick Top
01-24-2010, 12:03 PM
Congratz Marin

tyruk14
01-24-2010, 12:11 PM
Just woke up and saw the result. Gutted I missed it, but it got to 4am local time and I had to retire. Hopefully this will give Marin the confidence he needs. Roddick might be too consistent for him, though.

Vida
01-24-2010, 12:14 PM
marin is tha man :yeah:

zlaja777
01-24-2010, 12:21 PM
Bravo Marin! Hope he can beat both Roddick or Gonzo.

malisha
01-24-2010, 12:40 PM
bravo hercegovac

didnt saw this one coming but :banana::banana:

this kid was always a proven fighter

LinkMage
01-24-2010, 01:32 PM
Good for the game seeing Del Puto out. :D

Only bad thing is Nadull/Mugray get a free pass to the final.

watchdogfish
01-24-2010, 01:35 PM
Nice going Marin! :banana: Hope he can make the semis!! :D

9-0 for the year so far :drool:

Btw I have to say JMDP's post match interview was very classy :yeah:

tennizen
01-24-2010, 02:39 PM
I watched till the beginning of the fifth set .What a match. I am so so proud of Cilic for holding it together in the end:worship::woohoo::banana:

tennizen
01-24-2010, 02:49 PM
Voo de Mar, I hope you are a little bit convinced about Cilic's mental toughness:D

Sophocles
01-24-2010, 02:50 PM
Not a surprise. Del Potro was tired & out of form. If Cilic is the real deal he really should beat Roddick.

tennishero
01-24-2010, 02:55 PM
delpo was tired, injured, out of form, and lacked concentration in the match, partly due to some croat supporters constantly disrupting him on every shot throughout the match.

cilic also got incredibly lucky, I mean the first BP delpo faced was 1 on set point in the second set and he double faulted, also delpo had failed to convert many BPs before that.
The third set was a similar story, 1 BP on set point and he converts.

anyway, if del potro had been 100% he would never lose in the 5th set.

still, well done cilic for captilalizing on all these factors, now go lose to roddick.

Scotso
01-24-2010, 02:56 PM
Great win for Marin. :D

freeandlonely
01-24-2010, 02:58 PM
JMDP:hug:
good luck in QF Cilic:D
vcash:sad:

Chair Umpire
01-24-2010, 03:09 PM
Good for the game seeing Del Puto out. :D

Only bad thing is Nadull/Mugray get a free pass to the final.


Can't you post a single message without going into insulting and moaning about any tennis player?

God your life must be really miserable.

jcempire
01-24-2010, 03:13 PM
both sucked, shame that there was winner

are you kidding? They both play highest level of tennis ..........

~Maya~
01-24-2010, 03:18 PM
Great win for Cilic :D

Filo V.
01-24-2010, 03:18 PM
Hopefully now JMDP goes home and relaxes for a couple of weeks to get healthy and recharge his batteries. He played without energy and inconsistently throughout the tournament, and it caught up to him playing a better opponent.

Cilic making 70 something errors will not get it done vs. Roddick.

kindling
01-24-2010, 03:40 PM
lucky Delpo had his built in fake excuse for a loss. wrist.

MisterQ
01-24-2010, 03:53 PM
Great result for Cilic! I would love to see some highlights of this.

scoobs
01-24-2010, 03:55 PM
Good effort from Cilic, I was somehow expecting Juan to dig this one out as well, but clearly just a bridge too far.

philosophicalarf
01-24-2010, 04:07 PM
Good effort from Cilic, I was somehow expecting Juan to dig this one out as well, but clearly just a bridge too far.

Yeah, he had nothing left in the last set.

Cilic should have closed it out in the 4th really, but as usual choked the bps, then at the end of the set exploded and broke himself to love (doublefault, silly error, forced error, wild/absurd error).

roberthenman
01-24-2010, 04:57 PM
Great victory Cilic :yeah:

Guy Haines
01-24-2010, 06:03 PM
Can't you post a single message without going into insulting and moaning about any tennis player?

God your life must be really miserable.

No, he can't. It's kind of a disease here. Very 2007-2009 though. Played out.

I'm so glad that Marin won this match. Not every tennis player has to have a 'flashy' media personality. And not having a 'flashy' personality doesn't mean you don't have a personality. I like watching his contained seriousness out on court.

Corey Feldman
01-24-2010, 08:06 PM
hell of a match and effort from Delpo

wait till those niggling injuries clear away and see the damage he will do in 2010

ChinoRios4Ever
01-24-2010, 09:14 PM
key win for the future for Cilic :yeah:

get well Delpo you champ...

DwyaneWade
01-24-2010, 09:45 PM
hell of a match and effort from Delpo

wait till those niggling injuries clear away and see the damage he will do in 2010

My guess is he will win the USO and lose to Nadal in RG final (draw permitting).

Beat
01-24-2010, 09:51 PM
both sucked, shame that there was winner

does this kind of posts make you feel better? especially if you post the same thing repeatedly?

samanosuke
04-07-2010, 10:40 AM
During Del Potro's longer and longer absence because of injury Cilic's win is bigger and bigger every day. Poor Del Potro barely stayed alive after the match and people were celebrated a new superstar of tennis :haha: