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Cincinnati R1: Fish def. Simon 7-6 (4) 7-5

aloniv
08-17-2010, 07:26 PM
Simon :(
Failing to defend 180 points will lead to another fall down the rankings. It hasn't been a good year for Gilles.

philosophicalarf
08-17-2010, 07:27 PM
Fishy not too match sharp, didn't quite seem confident enough to really go for his shots. Simon was sitting 6 feet behind the baseline, so plenty chances.

Simon's run at Washington looks a bit like an exception rather than a comeback.

Puschkin
08-17-2010, 07:28 PM
Simon :(
Failing to defend 180 points will lead to another fall down the rankings. It hasn't been a good year for Gilles.

Not really surprising as he was out for a long time with injury. He's a fighter, he will be back.

Li Ching Yuen
08-17-2010, 07:31 PM
Rather intelligent match from Fish. Things are starting to get really creepy.

straitup
08-17-2010, 07:37 PM
Thought this would be a close one, but Mardy has been in better form despite Gilles' good tourney in Washington DC

aloniv
08-17-2010, 07:48 PM
Not really surprising as he was out for a long time with injury. He's a fighter, he will be back.

Gilles did fight back from 2-5 to 5-5 in the second set. In order to beat the top players, Gilles cannot afford to make many unforced errors. I hope he manages to avoid unforced errors in the coming weeks.

scarecrows
08-17-2010, 07:54 PM
Simon looked better in the first set but Fish got lucky in a couple of points
both were serving quite well

straitup
08-17-2010, 11:01 PM
Just saw a replay...I've never seen Gilles that animated before

viruzzz
08-17-2010, 11:03 PM
Simon :(
Failing to defend 180 points will lead to another fall down the rankings. It hasn't been a good year for Gilles.

That's true, poor Simon :confused:

But the fish is the fish, no one could deny that.

Obey the fish ><)))°>

FleetSeb
08-17-2010, 11:09 PM
Simon should have won that first set, he won the majority of baseline points. Fish got pretty lucky with the slightest of let chords at *5-6 30-30 and then another at 1-1 in the breaker which pretty obviously bounced out but unfortunately Gilles played on.

jrm
08-18-2010, 07:33 AM
Simon was actually pretty good in set 1; looking best that i have ever seen him so he's coming back!

garytennis
08-18-2010, 08:01 AM
It's almost sure that Mardy will be seeded for the US Open.

ktdude
08-18-2010, 08:02 AM
That was a really strange match to watch. Mardy looked nervous at times and not really on top of his game, and Simon was serving out his games really quickly. But somehow Mardy pulled it out of the bag. Happy :D

Blackbriar
08-18-2010, 08:16 AM
too bad gilles came back from 5-2 to 5-5 and fish has a a bad reputation for bombing at crucial moments. but fish has won 2 titles recently, that gives confidence.

MacTheKnife
08-18-2010, 10:05 AM
Decent match from fish. Picked him to make a run here, but he looks a bit shaky. Should have closed this out much easier.