RG R1: Kamke def. Rochus 6-7 (5)6-3 6-3 6-2

Action Jackson
05-23-2011, 05:14 PM
Dedicated to flyboy

Ad Wim
05-23-2011, 05:18 PM
Terrible the slump Ollie is in. I really thought Ollie was in for a good clay season when he was good in Monte Carlo. But after that it was terrible. Kamke is in such bad form, and Ollie was leading 7-6 3-1 as well...

05-23-2011, 05:20 PM
atl east defends his points from last year

but he wont beat viktor

05-23-2011, 05:22 PM
Ollie :o

Filo V.
05-23-2011, 06:41 PM
What a disgusting result for tennis.

05-23-2011, 06:43 PM
you change your mind about players dont you? not that long ago you were complimenting kamke

Filo V.
05-23-2011, 06:50 PM
I thought Kamke was alright, but then I realized that he isn't top 100 material, and this result will keep him more secure in there. I don't change my mind about many players, but if you show me something that runs counter to what I thought originally of you, then I might.

Filo V.
05-23-2011, 06:53 PM
Olli isn't very good on clay so I expected him to lose. He needs to get to the grass and hopefully his confidence levels will come back to him. He doesn't hit the ball with enough weight and he doesn't serve well enough to be effective on clay.

Ad Wim
05-23-2011, 06:57 PM
Nonsens that he isn't very good on clay, it is probably his best surface. His sole two titles were on clay. So he really should have done better than he did in the last month. I hope it is no injury.

05-23-2011, 08:54 PM
Statistically clay is his worst surface judging by wins/loss ratio in all matches.

Li Ching Yuen
05-23-2011, 08:56 PM
Kamke is similar to Robert in style, it seems that this RG is a counter-punchers heaven.

Filo V.
05-23-2011, 09:08 PM
Olli has had decent clay results at times, but overall, he's not great on clay in general, and he says his favorite courts are indoors and grass. Everything he does well is neutralized on clay outside of his movement, and that alone isn't enough for him to do damage consistently on the surface.

Li Ching Yuen
05-23-2011, 09:15 PM
This is not a surprise because of Rochus. No way.

It's a surprise because if you had put Kamke 2-3 weeks ago to play against a regional player from Zimbabwe, he wouldn't have found the court or got more than 5 games.

He didn't get well inside of the Top100 through a miracle last year, he can play.

Filo V.
05-23-2011, 09:22 PM
Kamke has started playing a bit better of late. Much of that being because he's on clay now, which is his best surface (IMO, that and indoor hard). These RG courts suit his game to perfection. With that said, he still isn't playing well enough to keep his top 100 ranking I don't believe. I definitely don't see him defending his grass points. He's a top 100 talent though, I can't say he isn't.

Li Ching Yuen
05-23-2011, 09:25 PM
He won't go lower than where he's been this year as far playing level goes.
Same with Baghdatis.

It's all up for them now.

Action Jackson
05-24-2011, 08:32 AM
Kamke is similar to Robert in style, it seems that this RG is a counter-punchers heaven.

Robert and Kamke actually go for it at times, especially Robert he's done that a few times closed his eyes and hoped for the best.