Wimbledon 2nd round- J.Isner Vs Thiemo de Bakker [Archive] - MensTennisForums.com

Wimbledon 2nd round- J.Isner Vs Thiemo de Bakker

Iván
06-24-2010, 09:37 PM
I believe John can win one more round simply because of his big serving short point game style, Tim the baker is one for the future and has a really good game but i dont think he is smart enough to bt someone like john yet.

http://images.mirror.co.uk/upl/m4/jun2010/7/7/john-isner-pic-getty-680694228.jpg

VS

http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/41863000/jpg/_41863772_bakker_getty_203.jpg

TennisOnWood
06-24-2010, 09:42 PM
Best server in the world to make his 2nd Wimbledon victory

Persimmon
06-24-2010, 09:43 PM
John Boy.

tennishero
06-24-2010, 09:46 PM
J.Isner wins 7-6 6-7 6-7 7-6 846-844 after 2 weeks of dueling.

Luinir
06-24-2010, 09:47 PM
Isnah in 4.

Andi-M
06-24-2010, 09:53 PM
dare i say it could be another long one. with Isners serve he'll always have a shot.
I think though that DeBakker will win in 4.

Marc.Prozac
06-24-2010, 09:54 PM
Isner in 3 .. The serve will be much to big to Thiemo and Thiemo doesn't like grass ... 3 Tiebreaks!? :P

r2473
06-24-2010, 09:55 PM
After the Isner / Mahut match this morning, the MC guy on court announced that Isner was into the 3rd round. I was thinking that de bakker must have been pissed.

philosophicalarf
06-24-2010, 10:02 PM
Isner in 4.

Sunset of Age
06-24-2010, 10:06 PM
Isner in 3 .. The serve will be much to big to Thiemo and Thiemo doesn't like grass ... 3 Tiebreaks!? :P

Thiemo is a former Wimbledon Juniors Champ. Didn't do badly in Halle a couple of weeks ago either - he lost against the eventual champion, not something to be ashamed off imho.
One would say he's not that bad on grass.

One Big Server against Another Big Server. This could be Mahut-Isner all over again :scared:.
I give De Bakker the edge for two reasons - he is has a more all-round game, & he might be just a little more rested. Could be totally off, though.

rocketassist
06-24-2010, 10:08 PM
De Bakker in 4, though I hope John can pull another round out. Youzhny is a 4th round lock though.

Timotheus
06-24-2010, 10:30 PM
Thiemo is a former Wimbledon Juniors Champ. Didn't do badly in Halle a couple of weeks ago either - he lost against the eventual champion, not something to be ashamed off imho.
One would say he's not that bad on grass.

One Big Server against Another Big Server. This could be Mahut-Isner all over again :scared:.
I give De Bakker the edge for two reasons - he is has a more all-round game, & he might be just a little more rested. Could be totally off, though.

It is true though, he really doesn't like the grass and his movement looked terrible in every single match so far this grass season..Really can't see them grabbing a win here.

Sunset of Age
06-24-2010, 10:33 PM
It is true though, he really doesn't like the grass and his movement looked terrible in every single match so far this grass season..Really can't see them grabbing a win here.

I might well be delusional, just keeping up my good hopes for Thiemo. ;)
Anyways, as usual: may it just be a good match!

Noleta
06-24-2010, 10:36 PM
Go Johnny boy:rocker2:

Goldenoldie
06-24-2010, 10:48 PM
De Bakker to win 1-0 Retd.

MacTheKnife
06-24-2010, 10:54 PM
Good job on the photos Ivan, that about sums it up.. But I still think the big john can pull off another one. One thing for sure, no one will try to wear down isner and mahut in future events.. :lol: It just might work in this match though.

Sunset of Age
06-24-2010, 10:55 PM
Good job on the photos Ivan, that about sums it up.. But I still think the big john can pull off another one. One thing for sure, no one will try to wear down isner and mahut in future events.. :lol: It just might work in this match though.

I hope Mahut and Isner will team up for the doubles in the future, becoming the Ultimate Spartan Team. Looking forward to seeing that. :bounce:

Topspin Forehand
06-24-2010, 10:59 PM
No way Isner has anything left. de Bakker wins in straight sets.

MacTheKnife
06-24-2010, 11:02 PM
I hope Mahut and Isner will team up for the doubles in the future, becoming the Ultimate Spartan Team. Looking forward to seeing that. :bounce:

Not a bad idea. ;)

Bilbo
06-24-2010, 11:11 PM
J. Isner

philosophicalarf
06-24-2010, 11:18 PM
Thiemo is a former Wimbledon Juniors Champ.

That often doesn't seem to translate into senior grass quality though - Young, Monfils, Chardy, Melzer .... even Mahut you have to say has never really had any success at Wimbledon.

sheva07
06-24-2010, 11:22 PM
Isner will win, unfortunately for Thiemo. Thiemo couldn't do anything on Giraldo's serve so I don't think he can against Isner's.
Clay is the only surface Thiemo will have a chance to win in a tie with Big John.

Sunset of Age
06-24-2010, 11:23 PM
That often doesn't seem to translate into senior grass quality though - Young, Monfils, Chardy, Melzer .... even Mahut you have to say has never really had any success at Wimbledon.

That's true indeed. ;)
Still, all of these players - bar Young :o - have had some kind of (minor) successes in their post-junior careers. Thiemo, he was some kind of a rather juvenile 'party-animal' after winning that title - even getting him suspended from the tour a couple of years ago in some Israel challenger/future tournament for nondescript 'partying' :angel:-, but I believe he's changed his mindset by now, and really wants to make the best of his talent now.
Thiemo HAS the talent, it's now up to him to make the best out of it.

Remember, one Roger Federer won that title as well, and *sucked big time* a couple of years to follow just the same. Not that I am comparing Thiemo to Roger, :haha:.

straitup
06-24-2010, 11:25 PM
Isner in 4...he'll no doubt be tired and sore, but he did finish decently early in the day which gives him some rest time. I think he'll be able to serve just as well, and if Thiemo had trouble with Giraldo, you've got to think he'll have more trouble with John.

bad gambler
06-25-2010, 02:34 AM
de Bakker by w/o

raahaat7
06-25-2010, 07:38 AM
Baker in 4

DuMa
06-25-2010, 07:46 AM
If DeBakker is smart, drop shots all day

Dimitra
06-25-2010, 07:47 AM
I hope Thiemmo gets a little inspired by Robin's yesterday fight and manage to win this.I think Isner no matter how tired he is has great chance though.

Polikarpov
06-25-2010, 07:59 AM
de Bakker please.

tyruk14
06-25-2010, 08:53 AM
I'm feeling bold this morning, so fuck it.

John in three. And, while I'm at it, Big John for the title.

ApproachShot
06-25-2010, 09:59 AM
Given the circumstances, it's too close to call. They both have big serves and it could come down to a few key points in tiebreaks, unless the first 4 sets are shared...

Heart says Isner, head says probably De Bakker. I just hope the adrenaline and mental focus will help Isner play through the obvious fatigue. Remember they are both scheduled to play doubles later on today as well, and the winner will have to play the third round match tomorrow.

vn01
06-25-2010, 10:31 AM
De Bakker in 3

Purple Rainbow
06-25-2010, 01:31 PM
It's tough to predict such a match, but I surely wouldn't have imagined such a blowout.
Some posts in this thread are quite funny in retrospect.