RG R1: Arno out-experiences Filo 6-3, 1-6, 7-6(9), 6-4

05-24-2011, 02:07 PM
Sentimental win here for the seasoned veteran playing thanks to the wildcard committee :worship:

Ad Wim
05-24-2011, 02:08 PM
There are really few jokes like Pipo. Was leding 4-0 in the 3rd set, Clement was in the ropes. He really has himself to blame, like always.

Before the match I thought this was Clement’s last match. Now I think this should have been Volandri’s last match. What a joke.

05-24-2011, 02:08 PM
Hilarious match

05-24-2011, 02:09 PM
I'm so happy today :D I bet only one fucking euro on Clement @3.75 only to celebrate even more the defeat of Volandri :D

05-24-2011, 02:09 PM

Action Jackson
05-24-2011, 02:10 PM
I dislike them both, but in this case.

Dedicated to flyboy

Fat Camel
05-24-2011, 02:10 PM
Arnaud!!! First spring win!!

So happy!! :)

05-24-2011, 02:16 PM

Epic 3rd set tiebreak:D Volandri had sooo many chances in 3rd set, leading 4-0 then having multiple SPs (especially this at 9-8 was :spit:)

05-24-2011, 02:18 PM
Yes Arno you hero :woohoo:

05-24-2011, 02:20 PM
Third set lasted almost an hour and a half, pretty expected given these two can play long matches (especially Clement)

Good win for Arnie...

05-24-2011, 02:22 PM
Berrer vs Clement 2nd round


Voo de Mar
05-24-2011, 02:24 PM
With Clement you can expect everything, for me it's a mystery how such a short guy was involved so many times in dramatic matches during his career :)

Champion number 1
05-24-2011, 02:54 PM
Disappointing from Filo to lose this one, especially after the lead he had in the 3rd set. It all looked too easy at that time.

05-24-2011, 03:42 PM
These sets were just epic to watch on the SB :lol: Good for Clement to get a nice win here.

Filo V.
05-24-2011, 03:49 PM
I love Arno, AJ. I'm not *too* disappointed, because really, Arno needed this more than Pippo at this stage in his career. Pippo really blew his opportunities in this match. He was dominant on serve in the first set, lost serve at 4-3. Dominating set three, had leads in the tiebreaker, lost it. Broke back in the 4th set after Arno had opportunities to take a double break lead, got broken again. Tons of missed chances today from Pippo.

But I give a lot of credit to Arno. He played inspired, he played aggressively, and he played with authority and with great heart throughout. He really dug down deep to take this win and you could see at the end how much it meant to him. Now he has a good opportunity for an R3, which would be a great performance for him. This could be his last RG so it's good he can finish it off with some good memories.

05-24-2011, 06:53 PM
Best result of the day.

05-24-2011, 10:36 PM
Arno is always playing very good tennis at slams.

05-24-2011, 10:38 PM
Dedicated to Filo V. :spit: