SAP 2nd Round : Istomin upsets Haas 7-6(3), 6-2

02-10-2010, 10:53 PM
What a bad loss... Tommy had five setpoints in the first set (well, Istomin saved three of them with aces and one with service winner) followed by a pathetic tie-break as usual. Second set was disgraceful, very very bad play from Haas.. a gift for Istomin. Damn, was hoping to see the German clash against Kohlschreiber on friday :rolleyes:

02-10-2010, 10:55 PM
Yeah, that 2nd set was very much that of an old guy not wanting to scrap and play 3 sets in a small tournament. Could have been a bagel even, at 0-3 Haas had to save 2bps with huge serves.

Still, can hardly blame Haas for keeping himself for slams. It's what he's been doing for years, and basically it's working - he can still maintain a decent level in the biggies despite all the injury issues he's had in his career.

02-10-2010, 10:55 PM
America is wunderbar.

02-10-2010, 10:58 PM
How lousy.

Why enter and show up if you can't be bothered to try to win.

02-10-2010, 10:58 PM
ha ha!

Ad Wim
02-10-2010, 11:00 PM
Awful. He didn't give a damn either, just stood there as a robot in the 2nd set. Hope it was just an offday and lack of matches, and that he does well in Memphis.

Bad Religion
02-10-2010, 11:00 PM
When you get the yankee citizenship you become a mug

02-10-2010, 11:02 PM
he was too focused on his US passport and his upcoming marriage

Action Jackson
02-10-2010, 11:02 PM
Good stuff Istomin.

02-10-2010, 11:05 PM
ha ha!



02-10-2010, 11:15 PM
Istomin :yeah:

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02-10-2010, 11:41 PM
When you get the yankee citizenship you become a mug

And when you are Bad Religion you have already been a mug for 28 years. :sport:

02-10-2010, 11:43 PM
he's done the job gulzhy asked him to do that made her happy.

02-11-2010, 01:30 AM
Istomin was far better than Haas. Nice win.

leng jai
02-11-2010, 06:18 AM
Solid loss for Hasi

02-11-2010, 07:46 AM
awesome win Denis:worship: