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RG R1: Fognini def Istomin 6-4 6-2 6-2

Javier Bardem
05-22-2011, 04:57 PM
Really pathetic result, Istomin broken 7x and had 43 ues. From the stats looks like Fognini just kept the ball in play

Smoke944
05-22-2011, 05:00 PM
Istomin is in terrible form right now, but even before that Fognini just far, far better on clay.

p.s. flyboy will be in this thread very soon talking about how Istomin doesn't deserve his top-100 spot, is bad, etc.

Filo V.
05-22-2011, 05:01 PM
A much needed victory for Fabio, he won 78% of first serve points. A great stat for him. Istomin struggled on his service and definitely made too many mistakes it seems. The first set was topsy-turvy and Fabio hit quite a few DF's, so I'm glad he was able to get a hold of his game and take the set and eventually the match. He's been in poor form so this is a good shot in the arm, and an expected win on this surface.

asmazif
05-22-2011, 05:03 PM
YES Fog.

Filo V.
05-22-2011, 05:06 PM
No, Smoke. I think Istomin is a top 100 player. I like Denis. But the truth is, he's been horrible since basically post USO last year. I don't know if his issues are physical or mental, but he hasn't looked on court whatsoever. Also his serve is one of the worst in the top 100 as of right now and he struggles to hold constantly.

henke007
05-22-2011, 05:23 PM
Fog will def Berdych, you heard it here first.

Chris Kuerten
05-22-2011, 05:26 PM
You know you're terrible if Fognini beats you in straights, the guy always loses a set.

straitup
05-22-2011, 05:35 PM
You know you're terrible if Fognini beats you in straights, the guy always loses a set.

:worship: Always loses a set

Fabio is in fine form :lol:

gbmkc
05-22-2011, 05:41 PM
Good for Fabio.

43 UEs in the pros. There is no real excuse.

Champion number 1
05-22-2011, 06:40 PM
Fog needed that win.

Sombrerero loco
05-22-2011, 07:14 PM
istomin sucks so much on clay :tape:

MayerFan
05-22-2011, 08:26 PM
What the hell is Istomin doing on tour right now?

NoFroz
05-22-2011, 08:35 PM
Really pathetic result, Istomin broken 7x and had 43 ues. From the stats looks like Fognini just kept the ball in play

Didn't see the match but if that's true it must have been a tremendous effort for Fognini, hence he deserves to win.

Certinfy
05-22-2011, 09:46 PM
Fog will def Berdych, you heard it here first.
Fognini lost to Gulbis last week, says a lot.

shiaben
05-22-2011, 10:12 PM
I was wondering if Fog could upset Berdych, but I think Berdych will collect himself. Otherwise he'll lose his legitimacy of ever being a top 8 player. He's already lost respect for a lot of strange losses, no need to dent his career furthermore.

Filo V.
05-22-2011, 10:33 PM
Berdych will have trouble beating Robert.

BodyServe
05-22-2011, 10:43 PM
You know you should retire when you lost in straight to mugnini