Doha R1: GGL d. Kukushkin 6-1 7-6(1)

Ad Wim
01-03-2011, 01:29 PM
Good win from GGL, over one of the guys of the end of last season. Only saw the end of the 2nd set and that looked pretty good by both.
GGL choked a bit, but then stepped it up after 5-6 0-30, and even sp. Some nice shotmaking, keep it up GGL!

01-03-2011, 01:30 PM
Yeah GGL looked good at the end of the match :)

01-03-2011, 01:31 PM
It wasn't a good match, actually. GGL played really well in the first set and Kukushkin was making a lot of ues. GGL took the early break in the second set, too. Kukushkin broke back though. GGL gets broken when he was serving for the match at *5-4 (also missed MP on serve). Then, he saved set point on himself serve at *5-6. Tiebreak was very easy for Spaniard.

I think, Kukushkin was playing much better end of the last year. I didn't like his game today. GGL was as always. The next one Zverev or Marchenko for GGL.

01-03-2011, 01:33 PM

Come on Guillermo, the semifinal is possible!!! :)

01-03-2011, 01:34 PM

01-03-2011, 01:34 PM
Kinda windy. GGL mugged up the 2nd set, broke 1st game, gifted it back, broke again and served for match, choked hard.

The Hooded Claw
01-03-2011, 01:56 PM
Decent stuff from GGL apart from when he served for it at 5-4. Made up for it in the tiebreak though. Chance of a good run here.

01-03-2011, 02:06 PM
:worship: the GOAT is back to business, resistance is futile.

01-03-2011, 02:07 PM
Mughail Kukushkin was hopeless. Even after GGL choke he couldn't capitalize.

Crazy Girl
01-03-2011, 02:20 PM
:worship: the GOAT is back to business, resistance is futile.:worship::worship::lol::lol::lol:Don't put any resistence to the GOAT....people!!!

01-03-2011, 03:51 PM
what a monster

01-03-2011, 04:16 PM
I wonder if he'll crack top20 before Roland Garros

01-03-2011, 04:22 PM
I wonder if he'll crack top20 before Roland Garros

probably, and top 10 by Wimbledon for sure.

01-03-2011, 05:36 PM
GGL Goat doing his thing. :sport: