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San Jose R1: Malisse b. Stepanek 6/3 6/4

Nidhogg
02-10-2010, 06:08 PM
I couldn't see the match, but it seems as if there were chances at both ends. Both had four breakpoints with X converting two and Thunderlips zilch. Radek also struggled behind his second serve.

The defending champion goes out in a quick first round. Not a great start to the year for Steps, but a very nice win for X who now will play Michael Russell.

sheva07
02-10-2010, 06:09 PM
X-Man! Great win against top 20 player.:)

philosophicalarf
02-10-2010, 06:14 PM
Steps looked disinterested from the start - was just patting the ball back into play without much pattern or penetration and hoping for errors, which Malisse basically wasn't making. Had a few bps in the opening set but missed them all, and never looked in the slightest bit bothered by that.

Smoke944
02-10-2010, 06:16 PM
Steps looked disinterested from the start - was just patting the ball back into play without much pattern or penetration and hoping for errors, which Malisse basically wasn't making. Had a few bps in the opening set but missed them all, and never looked in the slightest bit bothered by that.

Silly considering he had this whole tournament to defend.

Dougie
02-10-2010, 06:50 PM
Just not sexy enough. Good win for Malisse.

Hellraiser
02-10-2010, 07:34 PM
Radek just goes behind this match.

He was playing like in exhibition in first set, was just walking.

alboX
02-10-2010, 08:16 PM
Good win for Xavier

roberthenman
02-10-2010, 09:23 PM
$tupid $tepanek :sad:...

gaitare
02-10-2010, 09:27 PM
There goes title hold :rolleyes:

kindling
02-10-2010, 10:17 PM
wow, disappointing

Team_Roddick
02-10-2010, 10:28 PM
Just not sexy enough. Good win for Malisse.

Exactly. :D

Corey Feldman
02-10-2010, 10:29 PM
is Stepanek injured or something? he seems a bit out of it so far this year

philosophicalarf
02-10-2010, 10:42 PM
is Stepanek injured or something? he seems a bit out of it so far this year

Maybe looking more at Memphis next week? He's not a youngster, and it did look very much like a tank today. Haas just did the same thing, and quite possibly for the same reason.

Hewitt =Legend
02-10-2010, 11:12 PM
Really unexpected, Sexy usually peaks for these kind of tournaments at this time of year.

Anyway, good win for Malisse I think its his first win on the tour since June at Queens, hopefully he can keep it going.

FlameOn
02-11-2010, 12:00 AM
Radek. :haha:

dylan24
02-11-2010, 12:27 AM
time for radek to go back to doubles.
his singles career is toast

gulzhan
02-11-2010, 12:31 AM
Wow :o

*Jean*
02-11-2010, 05:33 AM
Radek :tape:

Castafiore
02-11-2010, 06:53 AM
who is x-man?

seriously, tennis ain't a videogame, kids. :)
There's a reason behind that nickname.

When Malisse started training in the USA, many americans had problems pronouncing his first name "Xavier" correctly so they just shortened it to X-man.

leng jai
02-11-2010, 07:18 AM
Maybe looking more at Memphis next week? He's not a youngster, and it did look very much like a tank today. Haas just did the same thing, and quite possibly for the same reason.

They just care about doubles mate.

2003
02-11-2010, 08:29 AM
Glenn Mirnyi on suicide watch..

Come to think of it, whens the last time he posted around here?...

Maybe Federer winning the AO was too much for him :devil:

sammy01
02-11-2010, 09:02 AM
one of those results that just makes you smile, love it!

Deivid23
02-11-2010, 01:05 PM
Fantastic tank by the Jerk :eek: