RG R1: Hanescu def. Paire 7-5 4-6 6-1 7-6(4)

05-23-2011, 05:59 PM
Hanescu didn't play particularly well but still got it done against a weak opponent.

05-23-2011, 06:03 PM
losing here would have been pretty disappointing after his run last week so good job

05-23-2011, 06:04 PM
I was hoping for a Paire win. Fun to see him play Djokovic

05-23-2011, 06:05 PM
to bad victor has djoko so early because he could have gone on a good run here with a better draw

05-23-2011, 06:09 PM
Victor-Novak could be interesting for a set (probably not but they have had some interesting matches). Thought Vic was going to choke it after blowing MPs while serving for it at 6-5, but he held it together

Filo V.
05-23-2011, 06:58 PM
Paire is basically another Chardy. A lot of flash, not a lot of substance. Paire has a long way to go to be a legitimate ATP player. He does a lot of things but he needs to learn to polish one or two of his main skills and work from there.

Victor played a solid match and it should be a good match v Nole. I expect him to keep it more competitive than most have this season.

Voo de Mar
05-23-2011, 07:00 PM
Paire led 2:0 in the TB after saving four match points at 5:6 in impressive style. Could be interesting if he won the 4th set against mega-choker Hanescu.

05-23-2011, 08:07 PM
pair was awful, just all attack shoots and what happens happens.,some nice drop shots and volleying but all in all terrible performance., djoko to cover hend

Super Djoker
05-23-2011, 08:15 PM
Hanescue played nole last year! Think it went to 4!

Super Djoker
05-23-2011, 08:22 PM
Djokovic won 6-3 3-6 6-3 6-2 last year! He is 6 "6 hanescu . Could cause Novak problems! Hope I am wrong