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CTF : Sela def. Stebe 6-4, 7-6(7-3)

misty1
11-16-2011, 07:45 PM
this is kind of unexpected

obviously playing well at this point dudi is still a far suprior player to cedrik but given that dudi has been crap for pretty much the entire year i thought cedrik could have taken this one

jmjhb
11-16-2011, 07:48 PM
How is this unexpected?

Sela is the better player and is higher ranked than Stebe. Also, Stebe has been poor himself the last couple of months. I think he's reached a plateau for the time being, having snuck briefly into the top 100 a couple of weeks ago.

Filo V.
11-16-2011, 07:50 PM
Stebe isn't a good player indoors. Hopefully he can win a match or two at this event, though. He needs it to make Australia.

STUHL
11-16-2011, 07:53 PM
Cedrik isn't a good player indoorslike Filo said and at the end of the second set the expirence of Sela helped him to save the set points and get the Match, I highly doubt after seing him today that Cedrik wins a Match....

Ilovetheblues_86
11-16-2011, 07:53 PM
For some strange reason I feel that Bachinger will lose to Machado, but beat Stebe, then Stebe beats Machado. That would be funny.

hotdog
11-16-2011, 07:57 PM
It's a bit early to say Stebe isn't a good player indoors. He's barely played any matches under a roof.

STUHL
11-16-2011, 08:04 PM
But i have seen him two weeks ago in Eckental.Of course its his inexpirence,but one can clearly see that he has a bad shot selection indoors. He tries to play clay court tennis on an indoor court, with huge angles and a lot of spin, no rushing to the net. That worked beautiful in the summer, but right now he doesn't play on these slow courts...

misty1
11-16-2011, 08:23 PM
How is this unexpected?

Sela is the better player and is higher ranked than Stebe. Also, Stebe has been poor himself the last couple of months. I think he's reached a plateau for the time being, having snuck briefly into the top 100 a couple of weeks ago.

like i said it was kind of because sela has been total crap for most of this year ..but i guess i underestimated just how awful cedrik is indoors