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Toronto R1: Dolgopolov vs Petzschner 1-6 6-2 7-6(7-4)

Jacques_Ukraine
08-10-2010, 04:55 PM
It was the first match on hard court for Dolgo since February 1. Good job, Aleksandr!
You need some time to adapt...

gulzhan
08-10-2010, 04:56 PM
Very happy for Dolgopolov. I wonder what happened to Petz' service during TB.

orangehat
08-10-2010, 04:56 PM
:spit:

Petz :smash:

Dolgo was up *3-1 40-0 in the 3rd set and got broken :rolls: And he was also up *5-2 and lost both serves but petzschner just gave up both his serves as well :rolleyes:

asmazif
08-10-2010, 04:56 PM
another classic Petz scoreline.

philosophicalarf
08-10-2010, 04:57 PM
Very dirty. Petzschner to win the first set was matched down as low as 1.04 prematch, with about $40k bet on that even at 1.14ish. His price to win the match was much higher, so it was pretty obvious what was coming.

Not sure if the end result was fixed too (my guess is not), but there were all sorts of strange goings on inplay. In particular, Petzschner breaking back in the third was magically "predicted" by large lumps of money.

scarecrows
08-10-2010, 04:57 PM
very strange betting patterns
cant even say it was fixed

scarecrows
08-10-2010, 04:59 PM
Not sure if the end result was fixed too, but there was all sorts of strange goings on inplay. In particular, Petzschner breaking back in the third was magically "predicted" by large lumps of money.

was that money on petz to win the match or just to break that game?

philosophicalarf
08-10-2010, 05:01 PM
was that money on petz to win the match or just to break that game?

To win the match, but the distinction doesn't matter - you can then lay at evens a minute later and more than double your money.

Bilbo
08-10-2010, 05:16 PM
very strange betting patterns
cant even say it was fixed

Dolgopolov matches often have strange betting patterns. i mean just look at the guy and from which country he's coming from. shouldn't surprise anyone.

Helevorn
08-10-2010, 05:19 PM
He is DA REAL GOAT.

philosophicalarf
08-10-2010, 05:19 PM
Dolgopolov matches often have strange betting patterns. i mean just look at the guy and from which country he's coming from. shouldn't surprise anyone.

Yup :-(

Usually when guys crack the top40 they leave this sort of thing behind though, prize money is then enough to take care of that.

I hate to say it too, cos I really like Petz's game, but that's about the 5th like this in the last year for him (admittedly the others weren't as dodgy as this). The previous ones weren't enough alone, and perhaps I was a little biased ignoring them, but in this context they don't look good.

tennizen
08-10-2010, 05:38 PM
Dolgo:rocker2:

*Jean*
08-10-2010, 05:58 PM
Oleksandr :D :yeah: Nice fight back.

Sapeod
08-10-2010, 06:04 PM
Knew you could win, Alek. :yeah:

tennizen
08-10-2010, 06:06 PM
Well done, Dolgopolov:rocker2:

Bilbo
08-10-2010, 06:24 PM
the guy has fans

philosophicalarf
08-10-2010, 06:44 PM
Apparently this got a bit personal in the third set......

Helevorn
08-10-2010, 07:05 PM
the guy has fans

every person who sees Dolgopolov play becomes his fan :worship:

_Chaz
08-10-2010, 07:25 PM
Petzscheīs tweet about the match:
"What an upset... But nice injury timeout i like this guys...they should go back to preschool and learn how to behave..."

straitup
08-10-2010, 07:26 PM
:lol: Sounds like some drama

Thought this one would be tight, good win for Dolgo

viruzzz
08-10-2010, 07:28 PM
Great 2010 for Alex.
Petzchner :confused:

But really, great 2010 for this kid, he's one of the "new young tennis stars" of this year.

ryan23
08-10-2010, 07:54 PM
Didnt even realise he took a t/o- joke match 2 clowns!

ApproachShot
08-10-2010, 09:33 PM
Strange scoreline - and accusations of strange betting patterns are awful for the sport.

out_here_grindin
08-10-2010, 09:39 PM
every person who sees Dolgopolov play becomes his fan :worship:

This is slightly true. I have only seen him play once and I like to see him winning

Jacques_Ukraine
08-11-2010, 05:04 AM
:lol: Sounds like some drama

Thought this one would be tight, good win for Dolgo

Petzschner on Twitter(http://twitter.com/Petzsche): What an upset... But nice injury timeout i like this guys...they should go back to preschool and learn how to behave...

This phraze becomes more clear from the following text of american tennis commentator Nima Naderi, who was presented on the match(http://tennisconnected.com/home/2010/08/10/alarm-clocks-double-ds-and-a-little-off-the-rise/):
...
With on-court temperatures soaring towards 42 įC, the ATP boys appeared to lose a little mental clarity. While Tomas Berdych made sure that his early wake up call was in check, David Ferrer couldnít help but rip his shirt in frustration after losing a sizable lead against David Nalbandian. Alexandr Dolgopolov began to cramp, shake, and lose his momentum, only to find his way to the net and defeat Philipp Petzschner in a third set Ďbreaker.

Today was definitely hot; unless you spend your summers in Dubai, but there was no mistaking that the conditions altered the opinions of some players.

....

The Next Agassi?

Making my way to the outer reaches of the facility, I was eager to watch young Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov. Iíve had the pleasure of interviewing Dolgopolov on a several occasions, but Iíve never seen him whack the ball in person. I caught a glimpse of the youngster warming up for the event with countryman Stakhovsky on Saturday, but his match against Philipp Petzscher today would be the first time Iíve seen him in match play.

Arriving at the contest at 4-all in third set, my previous thoughts of Dolgopolov were confirmed in 3D. His ultra talented array of shots had reminded me of a young Andre Agassi. Thereís no question that Dolgopolov moves better than Agassi ever did, but his off-the-rise ability was very reminiscent of the former American player.

Dolgopolovís low ball toss is extremely difficult to read, and his slice backhand loses gravity a touch faster than itís supposed to.

Suffering from heat exhaustion, Dolgopolov made the clever tactical choice to approach the net and conserve any energy that he had left. Leading 6-4 in the final set tiebreak, Dolgopolov benefited from a final Petzschner double fault to advance to the second-round. Slicking his hair back while removing his socceresque headband, Dolgopolov was overlooked at the net by a handshake from Petzschner. Apparently (and this came from Dolgopolovís agent), Petzschner was upset because he was under the impression that his opponent would retire before the match was competed.

Feeling slightly ill before taking the court, Dolgopolov discussed his opponentís behavior after the match: ďItís his problem. Iím not angry about it. [It] happens.Ē

Spoken like a true veteran.

If Dolgopolov continues to improve and get fitter, then we could have another ďAgassi-typeĒ player on our hands.

For those of you who saw Dolgopolovís match against Rafael Nadal at the Madrid Masters, youíre well-versed in what the youngster can do. For those you how havenít seen Dolgopolov in person, or on TV, I can assure you that it will only be a matter of time.
...

philosophicalarf
08-11-2010, 10:30 AM
Apparently (and this came from Dolgopolov’s agent), Petzschner was upset because he was under the impression that his opponent would retire before the match was competed."

rofl, wonder where Petz got that idea.

Nothing more amusing than being double crossed in a fix.

GÍmeos
08-11-2010, 11:16 AM
every person who sees Dolgopolov play becomes his fan :worship:

I totally agree with u:worship:i have been his fan since the first time I watched him playing nadal in Madrid