Toronto 2R: Lu def. Mathieu 3-6 7-6(3) 7-6(5) [Archive] - MensTennisForums.com

Toronto 2R: Lu def. Mathieu 3-6 7-6(3) 7-6(5)

straitup
08-12-2010, 03:28 AM
3 hours, 16 minutes :eek:

I figured PHM would lose when it got to a 3rd set TB

Good job Lu

philosophicalarf
08-12-2010, 03:29 AM
PHM dfs on mp. Just not his week.

Arkulari
08-12-2010, 03:30 AM
http://i35.tinypic.com/35d6ypw.jpg

Lu is really clutch in TB :yeah:

viruzzz
08-12-2010, 03:30 AM
Look! A chinaman! hahahaha =D
No, really. Lu rocks.

The Magician
08-12-2010, 03:32 AM
No matter how many clowns come and go , PHM will always be the GOAT choker :worship:

Voo de Mar
08-12-2010, 03:33 AM
Poor Mathieu and his ridiculous journey of tight defeats. A couple days ago 5:2 and match point up against Nieminen wasn't enough for him. He had to play as a lucky loser to get one more slap in the face. 6-3, 4:2 (30-30)... 5:4 (30-0) in the final set, 5:4 in the tie-break, and double fault at match point down without even trying to risk the second serve... :hatoff:

shuhrat
08-12-2010, 03:35 AM
Lu :yeah: What a fighter! :worship:

Another painful loss for PHM, gotta feel sorry for him :hug:

SERVivor
08-12-2010, 03:43 AM
once correction. mathieu was up in the last set 5-4 but it was 0-30 on Lu's serve so at least Mathieu didn't choke the game from 30-0 on his own serve. The stats show a few things. Mathieu was ouplayed on second serve points, he didn't come to the net enough and its suprising Lu has more winners. With Mathieu's power advantage that shouldn't happen. It leads me to believe he isn't moving well at this time.

Javier Bardem
08-12-2010, 03:45 AM
it's just another very tight loss in the same week for PHM, he shoulda had this one

Jimnik
08-12-2010, 04:32 AM
Awesome win for Asia's finest.

Lu again entering new territory. This win puts him in the top 40 for the first time. Remarkable achievement for someone with more losses than wins this year.

allpro
08-12-2010, 06:24 AM
impressive stuff from yen-hsun pork as of late.

Ad Wim
08-12-2010, 07:16 AM
PHM dfs on mp. Just not his week.

The sarcasm :haha:

garytennis
08-12-2010, 07:44 AM
I haven't seen the match, but when I saw the result : poor Paulo !

careergrandslam
08-12-2010, 07:50 AM
asia will be the next dominant tennis power.
book it.

it was america and australia before now its europe, next will be asia. even martina navritilova said it in one of her interviews.

lu is from taiwan, and once tennis becomes popular in china, watch out.
chinese are pretty darn good at these racket sports. i.e table tennis and badminton.

its just a matter of time, u need someone to inspire the fans, then it becomes popular.
just look at womens golf over the last 10 years, asians dominate that.

Jimnik
08-12-2010, 07:56 AM
Remarkable to think Lu is the only Chinese player in the top 300 and the only East Asian in the top 100.

Before him Srichaphan (Thai) and Lee (Korean) were the only Asians to make the top 40. Even though hardly any Thais or Koreans ever make the top 300. Interesting how these anomalies pop up every now and then. Goes to show these countries all have talent but no tennis infrastructure.

HattonWBA
08-12-2010, 08:41 AM
Sums up Mathieu career. Can he win a tight match? Anyway congrats Lu

latso
08-12-2010, 10:24 AM
Paulo needs urgent therapy.

I like the guy, he is very talented and shit, but upstairs smth's not right :rolleyes:

Johnny_Bravo
08-12-2010, 10:48 AM
he really should have taken this one...set up,break up in the 2nd,then a mp in the final set tb...no comment

cutesteve22
08-12-2010, 11:02 AM
great win

cutesteve22
08-12-2010, 11:04 AM
Remarkable to think Lu is the only Chinese player in the top 300 and the only East Asian in the top 100.

Before him Srichaphan (Thai) and Lee (Korean) were the only Asians to make the top 40. Even though hardly any Thais or Koreans ever make the top 300. Interesting how these anomalies pop up every now and then. Goes to show these countries all have talent but no tennis infrastructure.

he is taiwanese, not chinese

Sapeod
08-12-2010, 11:09 AM
I think Mathieu is suffering from FTPS.

French Tennis Player Syndrome.

coonster14
08-12-2010, 11:10 AM
nice win Lu, keep going my fellow Asian brother!!! :yeah:

latso
08-12-2010, 11:27 AM
he really should have taken this one...set up,break up in the 2nd,then a mp in the final set tb...no comment
looks like u took this one worse than usual...changing the ava even :eek:

:D

silverwhite
08-12-2010, 01:48 PM
He's not known as the G(C)OAT for nothing!