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Halle 2R: Zverev def Melzer 3-6 7-6(2) 7-6(3)

Voo de Mar
06-10-2010, 02:16 PM
Two players with almost identical game-styles :) Zverev barely hit the line with his second serve (and it was an ace) at 5:6 :deuce: in the third set. Melzer has lost third match this season being two points away from victory (two previous defeats against Verdasco).

Jimnik
06-10-2010, 02:22 PM
Four Germans in the Halle SF. It can happen.

Germany are more likely to win the WC though.

L James
06-10-2010, 02:38 PM
Good job Mischa :yeah:

Clay Death
06-10-2010, 03:07 PM
melzer is reverting back his "choke artist" status. he could do su much more with that game he has.

just has no testicular fortitude.

Montego
06-10-2010, 03:46 PM
That was more or less why I was laughing at "Melzer's Top10 potential" thread.

Sapeod
06-10-2010, 03:48 PM
That was more or less why I was laughing at "Melzer's Top10 potential" thread.
Laughing at my thread, because I think he has the talent to be top 10? :rolleyes:

Whatever :lol:

Filo V.
06-10-2010, 07:45 PM
Very impressive win for Mischa! He played aggressive and didn't waver from the gameplan. Definitely fed off the German crowd. He needs to play like this more consistently to get back to the top 100.

Jurgen didn't do badly but Mischa just raised his level at the end.

philosophicalarf
06-10-2010, 07:59 PM
atp250 + full up rankings board = practice event for a top25. Melzer had little to really play for, whereas Zverev needs points badly.

raahaat7
06-10-2010, 08:28 PM
bak 2 d grind Meltzer.

Mjau!
06-10-2010, 08:39 PM
Yay! Vcash!

Har-Tru
06-10-2010, 08:42 PM
Very entertaining match, it made my ticket worth its price after Federer's demolition and Denko's joke.

Classic grass tennis :worship:

Two players with almost identical game-styles :)

:confused:

Voo de Mar
06-10-2010, 08:49 PM
:confused:

??

Har-Tru
06-10-2010, 08:51 PM
??

Melzer and Zverev with almost identical styles?

Well, they're both lefties and aggressive and their backhands look similar, but that's about it... Zverev S&Vs on most serves, Melzer only occasionally.

HKz
06-10-2010, 08:52 PM
??

:confused:

Melzer and Zverev with almost identical styles?

Well, they're both lefties and aggressive and their backhands look similar, but that's about it... Zverev S&Vs on most serves, Melzer only occasionally.

To his credit though, he did say almost :p

Sophocles
06-10-2010, 08:52 PM
Yay! Vcash!

Maybe you should try betting real money.

Har-Tru
06-10-2010, 08:53 PM
Maybe you should try betting real money.

Her mum doesn't allow her to do it.

HKz
06-10-2010, 08:53 PM
Maybe you should try betting real money.

Got some real money I can test my betting skills on?

Voo de Mar
06-10-2010, 08:56 PM
Melzer and Zverev with almost identical styles?

Well, they're both lefties and aggressive and their backhands look similar, but that's about it... Zverev S&Vs on most serves, Melzer only occasionally.

Zverev isn't a regular S&V player. Generally he goes to the net more often than Melzer but I saw matches when Melzer was more offensive than Zverev. The one thing which diversify them distinctively is Melzer's fondness to play unorthodox double-handed dropshots from his right side.

Sophocles
06-10-2010, 08:58 PM
Got some real money I can test my betting skills on?

Lost it all gambling on fcking tennis.

And the Derby.

BodyServe
06-10-2010, 09:01 PM
Two players with almost identical game-styles :)

Legitimate, you don't see players on the circuit with as similar game as those.
Melzer serve might be a little bit more powerfull and he is a bit more aggressive on groundstroke but that's about it.

Har-Tru
06-10-2010, 09:01 PM
Zverev isn't a regular S&V player. Generally he goes to the net more often than Melzer but I saw matches when Melzer was more offensive than Zverev. The one thing which diversify them distinctively is Melzer's fondness to play unorthodox double-handed dropshots from his right side.

Zverev is weird in that he might go into a full S&V mode and then all of a sudden he stops S&Ving completely, no matter the surface or the opponent. Even during a match he does that. But if he can't be labelled a S&Ver, then no one can.

Zverev's and Melzer's games are not that similar. Verdasco and Melzer, that's better.

Voo de Mar
06-10-2010, 09:03 PM
Zverev's and Melzer's games are not that similar. Verdasco and Melzer, that's better.

Verdasco is much more superior from the back of the court...

born_on_clay
06-10-2010, 09:04 PM
damn it !

Har-Tru
06-10-2010, 09:33 PM
Verdasco is much more superior from the back of the court...

Wait, one thing is quality level, another thing completely different is game styles.

Voo de Mar
06-10-2010, 09:46 PM
Wait, one thing is quality level, another thing completely different is game styles.

In Verdasco-Melzer's case these things are correlated. Verdasco's groundstrokes are much more dynamic than Melzer's ones, and the Spaniard look much more better from the baseline. Melzer has to find his chances with varied game thus he goes often to the net and tries to surprise an opponent with backhand dropshots. Another thing, Verdasco has this powerful 'down the T' serve which allows him to choose more options in 'break point down' situations. Actually, the only resemblance between them is the sinistral factor + double-handed backhand.

BodyServe
06-10-2010, 09:47 PM
Wait, one thing is quality level, another thing completely different is game styles.

Come on. Melzer comes to the net more often than Verdasco. At least he used to.

Mjau!
06-10-2010, 09:55 PM
Maybe you should try betting real money.

But then I might lose real money, duh! :rolleyes:

Har-Tru
06-10-2010, 09:55 PM
OK we're having different bases for this discussion... let's move on.

Mjau!
06-10-2010, 09:57 PM
Jürgen has a proper all-court name, unlike all forehand basher Verdasco. Not alike except for leftiness.

Har-Tru
06-10-2010, 09:59 PM
You guys are making it sounds as if Melzer was McEnroe... he comes to the net more often than Verdasco, but not that much anymore. On grass, that's another story.

Voo de Mar
06-10-2010, 10:07 PM
You guys are making it sounds as if Melzer was McEnroe... he comes to the net more often than Verdasco, but not that much anymore. On grass, that's another story.

Verdasco doesn't play dropshots, because he is more confident on the baseline doesn't use slices as often as Melzer. IMO Verdasco can maintain from the baseline a pace beyond the range of Melzer's abilities, and their game-styles look differently :shrug:

rhinooooo
06-10-2010, 10:49 PM
Zverev is weird. Half the time he plays serve and volley, and the other time he plays like the biggest pusher in tennis.