Brisbane 2R: [Q]Matthew Ebden def. [8]Denis Istomin 6-4 6-4 [Archive] - MensTennisForums.com

Brisbane 2R: [Q]Matthew Ebden def. [8]Denis Istomin 6-4 6-4

Mario Sharapov
01-06-2011, 03:54 AM
Matt :yeah::cool:

Javier Bardem
01-06-2011, 03:55 AM
ah good opportunity for istomin but it seems like he had some problems today, 7 df. great win for ebden of course

fast_clay
01-06-2011, 03:56 AM
held the first game second set break right thru to 6-4... very mens pro... nice

james82
01-06-2011, 03:58 AM
good win,istomin was horrible though

Audacity
01-06-2011, 04:11 AM
Excellent tournament for Ebden. He always excels around this time of the year.

Johnny_Bravo
01-06-2011, 04:14 AM
istomino what happened

Clay Death
01-06-2011, 04:15 AM
isotmin in a mini slump.

Huntress555
01-06-2011, 04:23 AM
Matt :yeah:

davidrafael
01-06-2011, 05:13 AM
Istomin was horrible, but Ebden did what he had to do to win the match under the circumstances so credit to him - he could have quite easily handed it back to Istomin, like he almost did at 5-1 in the first set. He was also a double break up in second so probably 4 and 4 was flattering.

Having said that, Istomin threw in double faults twice on break points, and again at 30-30 in the first game of the second set to give Ebden the break point, and his first serve didnt fire all day.

In the second set Ebden was 4-1 up double break, Istomin got one back but he managed to hold out to 0.

Pirata.
01-06-2011, 05:34 AM
Denis :o

I already follow like three horribly inconsistent double faulters, please don't add to my stress :sobbing:

Hewitt =Legend
01-06-2011, 06:08 AM
Excellent stuff from Ebden, proving he is deserving of his AO wildcard. Will be good test for him against Toad, hopefully he puts in another sound performance.

au_sports_opinion
01-06-2011, 06:33 AM
:bounce:

GasquetFan
01-06-2011, 07:08 AM
Good win but it ends against Soderling.

Ad Wim
01-06-2011, 07:28 AM
Wow, great Ebden!
Just look at Action Jackson's signature, that says it all.

Kolya
01-06-2011, 07:43 AM
W-KkNByA_5M

I like Ebden's game, very neat and tidy. But no dangerous shots though.

Ad Wim
01-06-2011, 08:41 AM
He seems to lack power so he will have a hard time against pushers.
But overall a good game.

Was the roof closed? Is it such bad weather in Australia?

GasquetFan
01-06-2011, 08:56 AM
He seems to lack power so he will have a hard time against pushers.
But overall a good game.

Was the roof closed? Is it such bad weather in Australia?



Yeah it was raining in Brisbane today.

Boston Crab
01-06-2011, 09:18 AM
Good to see he's added some power to his game, but I'd like to see him put on a bit of muscle. Might be my TV, but those arms look pretty skinny. I think he'll be a solid player in the next few years, but would do well to avoid a pantsing against Söderling.

finishingmove
01-06-2011, 09:33 AM
W-KkNByA_5M

I like Ebden's game, very neat and tidy. But no dangerous shots though.

thx for the video, now i can stop associating Peter Ebdon's bald head with him.

ossie
01-06-2011, 10:31 AM
well played ebden

Action Jackson
01-06-2011, 10:33 AM
Good to see he's added some power to his game, but I'd like to see him put on a bit of muscle. Might be my TV, but those arms look pretty skinny. I think he'll be a solid player in the next few years, but would do well to avoid a pantsing against Söderling.

He is pretty gangly, not a stick man but no hull either.