Wimbledon R1: The hype not met. Isner def. Mahut 7-6(4) 6-2 7-6(6) [Archive] - MensTennisForums.com

Wimbledon R1: The hype not met. Isner def. Mahut 7-6(4) 6-2 7-6(6)

Filo V.
06-21-2011, 08:29 PM
Expected result and expected that last years' epic would not be met. Mahut didn't play very well today and the match was dull, quite frankly. Isner was good and he was more aggressive than last year in this match, which is something he needs to continue.

Now v Almagro, should be a good opportunity for an R3 here and really, he has a good draw to make a run here.

Legend
06-21-2011, 08:30 PM
I'm disappoint....

rhinooooo
06-21-2011, 08:31 PM
Mahut a break up in the 3rd just couldn't seal it. Very unlucky to be drawn against Isner, considering how much Nico loves the surface. Good job by Isner.

TheRafaelNadal
06-21-2011, 08:31 PM
Mahut could have taken that 3rd set. Dissapointed indeed, wanted MAhut to win but in all honesty, Isner is actually quite good. Can't believe the guy is unseeded.

MIMIC
06-21-2011, 08:31 PM
Draw was fixed for nothing :o

Almagro next. Maybe Isner won't get massacred in the 2nd round this time.

timafi
06-21-2011, 08:32 PM
Nid

tennizen
06-21-2011, 08:32 PM
The media milked the rigged draw for all it was worth:yeah:

Thankfully, we will hear of it no more.

Orka_n
06-21-2011, 08:33 PM
Expected.

Mountaindewslave
06-21-2011, 08:34 PM
this match was extremely boring, weak play from the baseline by Mahut, his only magic was occasionally at the net and some nice passing shots. very let down, should've stopped watching but was praying for a marathon. all kudos to Isner though, his game is not looking bad at all besides some weak net approaches

Kworb
06-21-2011, 08:36 PM
Just as dull as last year.

Silver.
06-21-2011, 08:40 PM
:bigcry: Mahutttt, he deserves to get a win over Isner someday, shame he's out. Lovely net exchange, it's nice they're good friends now :)

Allegretto
06-21-2011, 08:43 PM
Pretty woeful grass court season for Mahut this year, considering it's his best surface.

navy75
06-21-2011, 08:43 PM
Mahut simply wasn't aggressive enough today, although much credit to Isner for a solid performance and for closing the match out before it went to a 2nd day and the hype started up again. Isner said that they were likely going to go to dinner together tonight, and I agree with Silver that it is cool to see them be such good friends now (as they are destined to be linked together for life).

Fujee
06-21-2011, 08:51 PM
:bigcry: Mahutttt, he deserves to get a win over Isner someday, shame he's out. Lovely net exchange, it's nice they're good friends now :)

Until this match they were 1-1 h2h

Silver.
06-21-2011, 08:57 PM
Until this match they were 1-1 h2h

So they were. I was thinking about the hopman cup rematch, which isner won (i guess it doesn't count). Isner won the marathon, and then the two following rematches. Before the marathon an isner/mahut match wouldn't create much interest, but i just want him to get a win someday, for sentimental reasons, because i really felt he should have won the epic that day ;)

yesh222
06-21-2011, 08:57 PM
The hug at the net again was nice to see.

Fujee
06-21-2011, 09:02 PM
I think its really cool how they are good friends now. Mahut rang John up a few days later after the famous match and apprently congratulated him again because he felt he didn't show enough gratitude at the net/afterwards - what a nice guy, John too.

Pirata.
06-21-2011, 09:08 PM
Isner said that they were likely going to go to dinner together tonight, and I agree with Silver that it is cool to see them be such good friends now (as they are destined to be linked together for life).

:awww:

There was a video of them the other day where they were interviewing John and Nicolas came over to say hello, it was very sweet, you can tell how close they are, good guys, good friends.

tangerine_dream
06-21-2011, 10:56 PM
Glad this hyped match is finally over with. People wanted this "epic rematch" on Centre Court because....? :scratch: :shrug:

Johnny finally learned how to break serve and win in straight sets, that's worth celebrating.

It was obvious this match would be a let-down compared to the utter weirdness of last year's match. Why anyone would believe otherwise makes no sense.

abraxas21
06-21-2011, 10:57 PM
Draw was fixed for nothing :o

nope... it created a huge hype and publicity for the tourney.

Sonja1989
06-21-2011, 10:59 PM
John!! :worship:

nole_no1
06-21-2011, 11:11 PM
A lot of people were disapointed by the speed of this match :(

makesmewonder
06-22-2011, 12:35 AM
I wanted it to be epic again!

Jimnik
06-22-2011, 01:41 AM
Well done John.

4th round meeting with Fedbot could be interesting. Hope it happens.

ballbasher101
06-22-2011, 07:37 AM
Draw was fixed for nothing :o

Almagro next. Maybe Isner won't get massacred in the 2nd round this time.

Well said.

LawrenceOfTennis
06-22-2011, 07:43 AM
How stupid is mtf......proved again. I told you this won't be an epic match just a chokefest by one. All guys here said this will be another long match. :haha: mtf losers....

Echoes
06-22-2011, 09:03 AM
Disappointing match, yet one of the most entertaining I've seen this year (especially in the 3rd set). :p Though I haven't seen so many so far.:p

Not enough 1st serves for Nico and so many unforced errors compared to last year. Shame. At least, he's not searching for excuses (the knee or something). That's good.
Good all-round game from Isner, this time.

Langers
06-22-2011, 09:40 AM
I'm glad the match was a massive flop. Serves them right for rigging the draw.

e476
06-22-2011, 10:12 AM
I watched this match, and it was extremely boring. :sobbing: Two guys whose strength is serving, but who don't return well. The audience was :zzz: as well: zero enthusiasm in the stands. I bet you Wimby organizers will *not* rig the draw next year to have these two guys meet in the first round, considering how terrible this match was.

I'm glad the match was a massive flop. Serves them right for rigging the draw.
Totally agree. Totally rigged, and it fell flat on their faces.

Sophocles
06-22-2011, 11:18 AM
Thank God it was quick this time.

MacTheKnife
06-22-2011, 11:55 AM
Isner played well, Mahut not so much. Not surprised it was a bit of a let down. Sequels are never as good as the original.

Fujee
06-22-2011, 01:50 PM
Isner played well, Mahut not so much. Not surprised it was a bit of a let down. Sequels are never as good as the original.

Godfather 2 is probably better than 1 right?

straitup
06-22-2011, 03:26 PM
Not much to say here, this was a pretty expected result. Great handshake though, it's amazing how that match has brought them together.

I'm happy for John that it was a quicker match, I like his chances against Almagro

gulzhan
06-22-2011, 04:17 PM
Not much to say here, this was a pretty expected result. Great handshake though, it's amazing how that match has brought them together.



Thanks for the post, the only normal one here. MTF disappointing as always. No respect, no manners, no intelligence.