Roland Garros R1: Riba def. Dodig 6-3 3-6 7-6(6) 6-4 [Archive] - MensTennisForums.com

Roland Garros R1: Riba def. Dodig 6-3 3-6 7-6(6) 6-4

Filo V.
05-22-2011, 04:11 PM
62 winners for Pere. Could have been easier had he won more than 3/12 BPs. Seems like a high quality match by the stats and both guys are big fighters. Good win for the Spaniard, these courts suit his game.

hipolymer
05-22-2011, 04:12 PM
Damn, with this kind of performance Riba might have taken TWO sets from Djokovic.

MaxPower
05-22-2011, 04:22 PM
That TB was the key. Close match. Dodig will not sleep well tonight

br.w
05-22-2011, 04:29 PM
I knew it!

emotion
05-22-2011, 04:38 PM
Dodig choked that pretty bad :(

Filo V.
05-22-2011, 04:39 PM
Riba lead *4-0 in the tiebreak, and 6-*3, Dodig got it to 6-6 before eventually losing it. Would have changed the match completely were Riba to lose the third set. Dodig also served for the third set at *6-5. So a missed opportunity for Ivan to take control of the match and Riba seized the moment.

Deathless Mortal
05-22-2011, 04:50 PM
Ivan :sad:
A very bad day for the Croats :(