Barcelona 1/2 : Soda Def De Bakker 6-1 6-4

04-24-2010, 03:56 PM
"Almost" Clinic run from Soda untill the final with 1 hour aprox on court every match. :worship:

Verdasco should look out and not count on another chooker like Meltzdown and Ferrer!!:devil:

04-24-2010, 03:57 PM
Robin :worship:

Great final here in Barcelona now, will be happy for whoever wins :)

04-24-2010, 03:58 PM
:bowdown: Win it.

04-24-2010, 03:58 PM
What a run from De Bakker :worship: Good stuff.

I hope Nando beats you Robin :devil:

04-24-2010, 04:00 PM
Good job Robin, now win.

04-24-2010, 04:01 PM
What a great match by Robin:worship: win it all:hearts:


04-24-2010, 04:04 PM
Thought it was going to be a repeat of Monte Carlo, but Thiemo decided he was going to put up a fight.

Good win for Sod :worship:

04-24-2010, 04:04 PM
Söderling was pretty solid in the first set, even though De Bakker had some chances to break. I can't, however, remember the last time Robin struggled so much with his first serve as in this second set. At one point when he was up 4/0 his 1st serve % was below 10 ... good thing for him he has a reliable second delivery. Not a single doublefault in the second set.
De Bakker raised his leve after he avoided the bagel, and won three games on the trot. Robin continued to have problems with his serve, but got the job done with one break to spare. Daring ace on the second serve from Robin as he served out the match. Thiemo quite simply got going too late.

All in all, a great week for both guys. I definetely hope to see Thiemo play Jo again in Rome.

04-24-2010, 04:05 PM
Let´s go Robin, one more win

04-24-2010, 04:08 PM

Filo V.
04-24-2010, 04:17 PM
Pretty good performance from Robin. Definitely going to be a nice final tomorrow.

04-24-2010, 04:27 PM
I think Robin just moved up in the rankings again, back to the 7th spot. Also, De Bakker looks to have made it into the top 50 for the first time. :D

Corey Feldman
04-24-2010, 05:10 PM
yes Soder

1 more win to shove it in their faces

04-24-2010, 06:48 PM
Some delicious big forehands from Robin. Great Pierecesque :hearts: huge, heavy shots

Nole fan
04-24-2010, 07:13 PM
I was there. :)
Soderling was cruising for most of the match, De Bakker had not many chances. Robin lost his form a couple of games in the second set but I knew he would pass easily. :hatoff:
I think Nando will have a difficult final for sure.

04-24-2010, 09:41 PM
Solid match again, Robin. :D ;)

04-25-2010, 03:47 AM

Bring back the glory days of Swedish clay tennis.

04-25-2010, 10:08 AM
Very good week for Thiemo, his first big thing on the real tour