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New Haven SF: Istomin def Troicki 7-6(10), 3-6, 6-2

Pirata.
08-27-2010, 10:16 PM
What a legend, this Istomin :worship:

Mental giant. Saves 4 match points yesterday against Gabashvili and saved at least three set points in the first set TB today. Was broken in the first set at 4-all and then broke back as Troicki was serving for the set. Was broken early on in the third set, fought off more break points and broke Troicki (from 30-0 to 30-40) and needed only that one match point to win.

TennisOnWood
08-27-2010, 10:19 PM
Take the first ATP crown for your country Denis :worship:

Titleless mug done it again

Sapeod
08-27-2010, 10:19 PM
Good to see guys like Istomin and Stakhovsky getting better and better :)

Certinfy
08-27-2010, 10:20 PM
Istomin peaking at the tight time! Nadal better watch out in NY!

Filo V.
08-27-2010, 10:22 PM
Good job, Denis. Really showing his mental fortitude. Hopefully he takes the title, he deserves it. His improvement this season is great to watch.

Voo de Mar
08-27-2010, 10:28 PM
Ukrainian against Uzbek in USA final :spit: Who would have predicted such an outcome a couple years ago :D

Bilbo
08-27-2010, 10:34 PM
Ukrainian against Uzbek in USA final :spit: Who would have predicted such an outcome a couple years ago :D

empty stands tomorrow

staki looks good to win his 4th title here

Certinfy
08-27-2010, 10:37 PM
Is the final before or after the WTA final tomorrow?

Pirata.
08-27-2010, 10:53 PM
Is the final before or after the WTA final tomorrow?

Women's final at 1:00pm
Men's final at 7:00pm

Montego
08-27-2010, 11:11 PM
:rocker2:

take this shit Denis

Voo de Mar
08-27-2010, 11:32 PM
Wow :eek: Counting qualifying matches, Istomin has won last 10 tie-breaks (including 4 in the final set). Among the series he's won twice 12-10, once 11-9 and once 10-8.

Clay Death
08-28-2010, 12:44 AM
istomin the rising star.

*Jean*
08-28-2010, 04:00 AM
Viktor :( :sad:
No go and get trashed by Djoko.

christallh24
08-28-2010, 04:56 AM
Istomin peaking at the tight time! Nadal better watch out in NY!

:shout:CERTINFY! :armed:

Viktor :( :sad:
No go and get trashed by Djoko.

Yes, do. Do, please.

(I's still loves you, Certinfy:hug:)

Tom Paulman
08-28-2010, 07:56 AM
Wow :eek: Counting qualifying matches, Istomin has won last 10 tie-breaks (including 4 in the final set). Among the series he's won twice 12-10, once 11-9 and once 10-8.

Stakhovsky's tie-break record is pretty impressive too, will be interesting if they play a TB

fran70
08-28-2010, 10:44 AM
Great victory for Istomin reaching his first ATP final. I hope this final may help him to gain the confidence that he has been lacking of. I think he has the game to be ranked as a top 20. I hope he can win the title today. Good luck :yeah:

fran70
08-28-2010, 10:46 AM
Ukrainian against Uzbek in USA final :spit: Who would have predicted such an outcome a couple years ago :D

Some years ago it would had been the final between two players of the same country :). I agree with you.

fran70
08-28-2010, 10:54 AM
Good to see guys like Istomin and Stakhovsky getting better and better :)

I agree with you aswell. On the contrary to what many people said I think this New Haven tournament had in his draw players that has the potential to be ranked at least on the top 20 like Stakhovsky and Istomin as you well said and other players like De Bakker, Troicki, Dolgopolov, Bellucci and Golubev and other ones that were unable to make the jump but are good too like Lacko, Brands or Korolev for instance. Not even to mention Marcos who is doing it well on the US swing before the USO.