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Nando Verdasco bts. Simone Bolelli 7-6 6-3

gorgo1986
04-28-2010, 05:16 PM
That was a crazy first set tiebreak, went to 13-11 for Nando, he saved like 7 set points.

Simone was really nervous in that first serve and choked it away but its nice to see Nando is playing with more confidence, he is finally stepping it up and winning the key points in a match.

Bad draw for Simone, he is a really talented guy and I really like watching him play.

VAMOS NANDO, make another Final!:devil:

Filo V.
04-28-2010, 05:17 PM
LAME

raahaat7
04-28-2010, 05:17 PM
Had a scare early in the first set. Recovered after wards

Aaric
04-28-2010, 05:17 PM
Figher :yeah:

Noleta
04-28-2010, 05:18 PM
Simone had so many chances to win that first set,but throw them all away:(From then on it was routine for Nando:yeah:

Filo V.
04-28-2010, 05:19 PM
Very lame performance by Bolelli. So disappointed in him. Guess we saw why he is ranked where he is.

Anyway, good win Fer, and we'll see if he picks it up as he goes forward.

-Valhalla-
04-28-2010, 05:20 PM
Nice comeback in the 1st set.

Well done Nando.

raahaat7
04-28-2010, 05:21 PM
Great match.

gorgo1986
04-28-2010, 05:21 PM
By the way Nando looked tired in that first set but he really pulled trough, the old Nando would have never survived that first set.

out_here_grindin
04-28-2010, 05:23 PM
that volley at 10-9 in TB from Bolelli on set point was :o:o

Noleta
04-28-2010, 05:25 PM
By the way Nando looked tired in that first set but he really pulled trough, the old Nando would have never survived that first set.

Agree,he's got a winning mentality now.

federernadalfan
04-28-2010, 05:27 PM
:zzz:

rkellymacon
04-28-2010, 05:30 PM
Great job Verdasco to win after being extremely tired and beating the hometown favorite

Ales_Alessandra
04-28-2010, 05:44 PM
that volley at 10-9 in TB from Bolelli on set point was :o:o

That was :tape: :lol:

Nando! :eek: Don't know from where he got some energy to come back in the first set and got trough the second to come out with a win. The way he is dealing with the mental strengh in these lately matches is just overwhelming! :D Just keep like that, defending your points in Rome now are enough, than get back home for some rest for RG! :p

philosophicalarf
04-28-2010, 05:57 PM
Muggery from Bolelli, but at least he has some form to play with now. In recent months he'd have been lucky to get 2 games against top10.

Arkulari
04-28-2010, 06:10 PM
Nando has been turning into a bit of a Spartan :lol:
you either spank the guy or prepare yourself for a loss

willoughby
04-28-2010, 06:20 PM
Bolelli did almost the same last year at Madrid (vs Murray) and Umag (vs Kolya), loses a tight tie-break and then throws the second set away

Ad Wim
04-28-2010, 06:32 PM
No words for that first set by Bolelli. He really needed a win like this and that first set was crucial. He is getting there, but this must be a mental blow.

Voo de Mar
04-28-2010, 06:38 PM
Nando saved 6 setpoints in the tie-break (4:6, 6:7, 8:9, 10:11). I suppose he didn't save so many setpoints on ATP level before, although has won longer tie-break (14-12 against Gasquet, but there saved 5 setpoints). The first set was funny: despite so many chances for Bolelli I knew he's going to lose the set. Fresh Nando vs. Bolelli = 6-2 6-3; Tired Nando vs. Bolelli = 7-6 6-3 ;)

Lee
04-28-2010, 06:42 PM
Not surprising that Bolelli lost the first set after all those opportunities. 2 DFs while serving for the first set and all those set points in TB. You got tight when you're not winning much. And when the opponent is of higher calibre, the rising heart beat cost you.

Nando tried to throw the first set in TB with DF and UEs but when Simone refused to receive the gifts, Nando just up his game and finished the job. :p

Jomp1
04-28-2010, 06:45 PM
Looked like Verdasco might have to fight fatigue just as much as opponents in the upcoming days. But he plays with great confidence right now, always nice to see players get their shit together and become reliable to win early rounds even when they struggle a bit.

ChinoRios4Ever
04-28-2010, 06:54 PM
El futuro :yeah:

Pirata.
04-28-2010, 07:00 PM
Looked like Verdasco might have to fight fatigue just as much as opponents in the upcoming days. But he plays with great confidence right now, always nice to see players get their shit together and become reliable to win early rounds even when they struggle a bit.

He should be alright once Rome is over, provided he is smart with his scheduling and drops Nice. That way he'll have a week off after Rome to recover, Madrid, another week off and then RG.

Great win. Fernando becoming a mental giant, always good to see :yeah:

*Jean*
04-28-2010, 07:11 PM
Simone :sad:

FlameOn
04-28-2010, 08:11 PM
Well done Nando. :angel:

Tutu
04-28-2010, 10:24 PM
That was sad. Simone played really well but choked when serving for the set then all those set points in the TB. Still, it's great to see he is still capable of playing good tennis regardless of recent results - hopefully he'll rise up swiftly.

But all credit has to go to Fernando, he has really matured recently. All of these tight wins and comebacks aren't just coincidences or luck. Just months ago he would've just tried to pull the trigger as quickly as possible, but this time he was so patient, he played slices, moonballs, angled shots and put the ball in awkward positions while playing high % tennis. His general point construction is also so good and there's no careless ballbashing, just a couple of months ago I wasn't even sure he had a brain in there, but he is seemingly becoming smarter by the day.

Ales_Alessandra
04-28-2010, 10:30 PM
:worship:

Geo
04-28-2010, 11:56 PM
Bolelli showed some nice tennis to go up 5-3 in the 1st set, then his brain started getting in the way :haha: He choked left and right to hand Verdasco the rest of the set in a nice gift basket :spit: 2nd set was predictable-Verdasco stepped up and Bolelli went away mentally. :shrug:

Spadea TT
04-29-2010, 01:38 AM
Very lame performance by Bolelli. So disappointed in him. Guess we saw why he is ranked where he is.


He is not ranked 124 because of this match. He is ranked 124 because he didn't win a match against very average players in the last 8 months (getting to 15 consecutive losses in ATP-Ch tour)...
The guy actually lost in straights to Adrian Garcia earlier this month, to Menendez easy in March, to Millot in Bercy 2009. After those disappointing results I think that fighting a set against top10 is great achievement and should give him confidence for the rest of the season...

Persimmon
04-29-2010, 01:50 AM
Verdasco is becoming mentally strong. No more mental midget.:eek:

Filo V.
04-29-2010, 01:51 AM
He is not ranked 124 because of this match. He is ranked 124 because he didn't win a match against very average players in the last 8 months (getting to 15 consecutive losses in ATP-Ch tour)...
The guy actually lost in straights to Adrian Garcia earlier this month, to Menendez easy in March, to Millot in Bercy 2009. After those disappointing results I think that fighting a set against top10 is great achievement and should give him confidence for the rest of the season...

He should or at the very least could have won this match. I mean, I know about his situation and the fact he's lost to pretty much anyone. I know his challenger results haven't been adequate. When you have an opponent who is clearly not 100% and you have essentially 7 chances (6 set points and serving for the set), and you double fault twice, make wild errors and embarrassingly miss a volley, as a professional, you need to win the set. He's ranked 124 because of his mental situation, and that's what showed up today. There are no excuses for what we saw today in that first set. And while being competitive against a top player should be a good confidence builder, losing the way he did won't be, plus this is in Italy, what happens when he doesn't have the home crowd and support. What sucks is, he could have made the QF since the next opponent is GGL, and gotten around 100 if he had won today and tomorrow. He could have had a career changing win, and gotten himself back in the top 100, and failed. He disappointed me greatly. No excuses or lowered expectations from me because I know his talent and he is better than this.

Spadea TT
04-29-2010, 02:41 AM
Career-changing win is too much. 124 or 100 for a player who has already been n36 is not that big difference. His problem is to find confidence back. In my opinion the pain for the loss passes, what should stay is the awareness of being able to compete at high level. Davis Cup will be another important step.
In my opinion, the real career-changing win he should have got and didn't was in RG 2008 3rd round when lost to Llodra in straights: he would have played Gulbis in 4th round.

Filo V.
04-29-2010, 04:11 AM
The loss to Llodra, that was when I first really started following Simone, that spring of 2008. That was really heartbreaking for me, remember being depressed for a bit afterward. Beating a top 10 player for the first time in his career in front of his home fans would have been a career changing win IMO. The confidence he would receive would be tremendous. 124 or 100 is so much very important for one main reason---Majors. Had he won today, he would have been close to the 100 mark. Had he beaten GGL, he would be in the top 100. That would get him into Wimbledon. And he wouldn't have to worry about challengers. Now he has to qualify for ATPs. He would have had a chance at making a QF of a masters series, something else he has never done. He failed today and when he knew he had a major opportunity, it was too much for him to handle. Obviously, his mentality has always been an issue, it's just more of a problem now than ever. However, you are right, in that what he should and hopefully will take out of this match is that he can play with top competitors, and that he should believe in himself to do so, and beating the Dutch in their home on hard courts would be an amazing feat for Simone.

Confidence is something that's hard to build in a day and I understand that, I guess I'm just speaking out of disappointment.