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Santiago 1R: Kubot def. Zeballos 3-6 7-5 6-3

Voo de Mar
02-02-2010, 08:14 PM
Great win for Q-bot :yeah: I didn't expect this, Zeballos looked like a South American specialist last year. Actually it would have been a routine 6-3 6-4 but Q-bot came back from 1:3 in the 2nd set - it's his first ATP win from a set and break down :)
At 5:4 Q-bot maybe wasted 7 setpoints (I'm not sure because I didn't see a game at 4:3 in that set) but didn't collapse.

Wojtek
02-02-2010, 08:16 PM
Well done Lukasz

philosophicalarf
02-02-2010, 08:19 PM
Zeba is a machine against lesser guys, but seems a bit stuffed against top100. By ranking his best ever result seems to be beating Massu (Bogota last year).

Might be Santiago altitude makes it play a little quicker? Zeba can struggle for his timing when the groundies really come fast at him, and Kubot can really club the ball when in the mood.

Greg-Pete fan
02-02-2010, 08:22 PM
Nice win Kubot :worship: Quarterfinal against Gonzo is possible and should be exciting :)

Har-Tru
02-02-2010, 08:24 PM
Why did Kubot choose to play this over Johannesburg? And come to it why Ferrer the other way around?

gaitare
02-02-2010, 08:40 PM
Why did Kubot choose to play this over Johannesburg? And come to it why Ferrer the other way around?

1. Kubot isn't a natural born s&v-er contrary to what some people think here because of recent good doubles results. He feels safe when courts are slow and can employ serve and volleying as only one of the tactics, it's a relatively new development in his game. He was never brilliant on grass, be it slow or fast.

2. Marach loves slows courts as well and is not too fond of fast hard or grass, at least he wasn't a few years ago.

Voo de Mar
02-02-2010, 08:40 PM
Why did Kubot choose to play this over Johannesburg? And come to it why Ferrer the other way around?

I think he had had too weak ranking at the beginning of the season to play in Rotterdam without qualies therefore chose to play SA tour. Where would he go after Johannesburg? San Jose, later Memphis. It would be too tiresome.

Getta
02-02-2010, 08:43 PM
Why did Kubot choose to play this over Johannesburg? And come to it why Ferrer the other way around?

last year in Jo'burg, Ferrer played out a close semifinal with Chardy but lost out 6-1 6-7(9) 6-7(4) after squandering 3 match points.

Dini
02-02-2010, 09:04 PM
Hopefullly it'll give him extra confidence going into the next rounds and he can build on it. Maybe I have the wrong impression, but I've always felt Kubot was a bit of a choker.

Team_Roddick
02-02-2010, 09:05 PM
Congrats for Łukasz. Score surprised me actually.

QF is doable. He should pass through Granollers in R16.

Kubecki
02-02-2010, 09:15 PM
Well done Łukasz, good luck in the R2!

Deivid23
02-02-2010, 09:48 PM
Expected. Zeballos is a big fat mug

Montego
02-02-2010, 09:56 PM
Top 60 :worship:

Unfortunately there is quite a gap between these guys ranked 53-57 and Top50 (some 100 points). But who would have thought one year ago.....

FlameOn
02-02-2010, 10:53 PM
Lukasz. :D

Ad Wim
02-02-2010, 11:44 PM
Great win for Q-bot :yeah: I didn't expect this, Zeballos looked like a South American specialist last year. Actually it would have been a routine 6-3 6-4 but Q-bot came back from 1:3 in the 2nd set - it's his first ATP win from a set and break down :)
At 5:4 Q-bot maybe wasted 7 setpoints (I'm not sure because I didn't see a game at 4:3 in that set) but didn't collapse.

Kubot was 3-1 up in the second, Zeballos broke back but lost the set anyhow.

Very tough one for Zeba. He had some chances to win this, but it was always one of the toughest draw for a seeded player. Too bad, better luck next week.

adingh
02-03-2010, 01:30 AM
Kubot was 3-1 up in the second, Zeballos broke back but lost the set anyhow. No, he was down 1*:3 and 15*:30 in second set :) Seen it on scoreboard.

*Jean*
02-03-2010, 05:44 AM
Great comeback, Lukasz :yeah:

Hellraiser
02-03-2010, 09:02 AM
Remember that Łukasz is still fighting with illness.

Voo de Mar
02-03-2010, 10:14 AM
No, he was down 1*:3 and 15*:30 in second set :) Seen it on scoreboard.

Did you see the whole set on the scoreboard? I had a break from 4:3 to 5:4 (deuce), and Kubot was 1/1 in BP converted at 4:3 but 1/8 at 5:5 so I'm curious whether he had break points at 4:3 and 5:4 or wasted 7 setpoints at 5:4.

Ad Wim
02-03-2010, 04:29 PM
No, he was down 1*:3 and 15*:30 in second set :) Seen it on scoreboard.

Just not true. I watched the whole match and I am sure it was 3-1 for Kubot in the 2nd and Zeballos broke back. Otherwise I would have been more disappointed about Zeba, but it wasn't that bad.

Voo de Mar
02-03-2010, 07:14 PM
Just not true. I watched the whole match and I am sure it was 3-1 for Kubot in the 2nd and Zeballos broke back. Otherwise I would have been more disappointed about Zeba, but it wasn't that bad.

Probably you're wrong. I hadn't too much time yesterday to follow the scoreboard but I think it was 3:1* for Zeballos. I checked it out in other Internet places in Polish and Spanish:

Po stracie serwisu w otwierającym secie (na 2:4), sytuacja powtórzyła się w drugiej partii. Wtedy jednak Kubot powrotnym breakiem wyrównał stan na 3:3

zeballos y aranguren tuvieron miedo a ganar y bue, el resultado lo dice todo, zebolla estaba 6/3 3/1 y Aranguren saco para partido..