Ch Bratislava SF: Berankis def. Rosol 3-6 6-0 7-6(2)

Filo V.
11-19-2011, 02:09 PM
4 match points saved for Berankis. Three at *4-5 and one at *5-6. Rosol was really ballbashing even more than usual today and it worked for much of the match. Also started serving bombs in the third set and barely lost points, until the tiebreaker. But Berankis made some great returns and served well in the breaker to take it. A great win for Rycka, really professional and character building. Deserves a ton of credit for what he's done this week, and his motivation is very high to finish top 100, which is provisionally is now ranked inside.

A high class off-BH return winner on MP for Berankis sealed the victory.

11-19-2011, 02:11 PM
Poor Berankis, terribly bad luck all season with injuries. Time to play his game.

11-19-2011, 02:12 PM
great win for rycka

was ready wo write off his chances the way lukas controlled that 3rd set but he came alive in the tiebreaker

11-19-2011, 02:13 PM
Keep it up Rycka, need more wins for top 100 :yeah:

11-19-2011, 02:15 PM
I'm really happy for him, plays Lacko or Dancevic in the final, it would be his first title in 2011!

11-19-2011, 02:20 PM
this was fantastic from Berankis, saved a total of 8 MPs in this tournament.
I've seen some beautiful points in the second set and he was really strong not giving up on all those MPs.
Go on and win the tourney!

11-19-2011, 02:28 PM
Too bad Rosol couldn't get that last point.

11-19-2011, 10:23 PM
It was a decent match from both. Rosol missed 4 MP, but it was 3 great serves from Ričardas and only 1 BH-long error from Lukas. Pleased how Lukas played the tournament, only the last tiebreaker was very bad, his serve gone...Good fight by Berankis again, final is wide open...

Henry Chinaski
11-19-2011, 10:27 PM
beats lukas the czech basher to book a final date with lukas the slovak basher

11-20-2011, 05:07 AM
Returning to mental giant mode :cool: