RG R1: Darcis def. Llodra 6-7 (5) 6-3 6-3 6-3 [Archive] - MensTennisForums.com

RG R1: Darcis def. Llodra 6-7 (5) 6-3 6-3 6-3

Action Jackson
05-23-2011, 04:12 PM
Good result for Belgian, had chances to take this in 3 sets.

straitup
05-23-2011, 04:13 PM
Llodra disappoints the French crowd. Great win for Steve!

Kinda funny, the match right above it in the scoreline with Stakhovsky was also a 6-7 6-3 6-3 6-3 but the TB score was different

Sunset of Age
05-23-2011, 04:13 PM
A great win for the Belgian.
Llodra :hug:

Ilovetheblues_86
05-23-2011, 04:14 PM
Darcis has talent, and I suppose clay didnt help Llodra to use his strategy.
Good win for the belgian, one of the best players outside top 100, maybe.

Ad Wim
05-23-2011, 04:16 PM
Yes, Steve! Great win, especially after the epic choke in the first set. Had *5-4 40-15 and lost it. Then in the 2nd he had 15-40 when serving for it at 5-3.

Kind of expected this win after good qualifying, but still very nice for the guy.

Ad Wim
05-23-2011, 04:16 PM
had chances to take this in 3 sets.

No, he hadn't.

Ilovetheblues_86
05-23-2011, 04:17 PM
No, he hadn't.

He was 5*-4 in the first.

Action Jackson
05-23-2011, 04:18 PM
No, he hadn't.

Served for the 1st set.

bouncer7
05-23-2011, 04:20 PM
So predictable...it should have been a lot of easier but Steve had choked in 1st set

Ad Wim
05-23-2011, 04:20 PM
Served for the 1st set.

So? Does that automatically mean he would have won the next two? You're the philosopher normally.

Sonja1989
05-23-2011, 04:20 PM
Wow, this qualifiers make a great tournament so far! :worship:

TennisOnWood
05-23-2011, 04:21 PM
He is useless outside very very fast Indoor Hard courts

Action Jackson
05-23-2011, 04:22 PM
Wow, this qualifiers make a great tournament so far! :worship:

Many qualies win their 1st round match they're used to the conditions get confidence, all depends on the opponent of course.

asmazif
05-23-2011, 04:24 PM
Great for Steve, annoying for Mika :( Could have gained some points here and finally make the top 20... :sad:

Great hold from 2-5 (15-40) down in the fourth though.

Filo V.
05-23-2011, 04:32 PM
Steve played a great match and really took away Mika's game by coming to the net himself, being aggressive and by being very effective with his passing shots and lobs. He really out strategized Llodra throughout the match and probably should have won in straights. Also served very well throughout the match. Now playing likely Picasso in R2, a great opportunity for an R3 and maybe even better at RG.

Steve has a lot of talent, it's all about staying healthy and staying motivated for him. Hopefully he can continue to shine and show his stuff in this event.

STUHL
05-23-2011, 04:49 PM
Like Flio said a great chance for either Darcis or Petzsche (or Zverev :lol:)

misty1
05-23-2011, 04:56 PM
good win for him, really should probably have been in straight sets though

Saviolero
05-23-2011, 05:55 PM
Mika :sad:

SVK
05-23-2011, 10:54 PM
The funny part was when some guy was walking through the stadium behind the camera what made Llodra crazy, I believe he was even blaiming him for losing a serve (he was making some gesture towards him), then he threw a ball to him in next game:rolls: