AO R1: Tommy Haas [PR] d. Denis Kudla [Q] 7-6(5), 3-6, 6-0, 7-5 [Archive] - MensTennisForums.com

AO R1: Tommy Haas [PR] d. Denis Kudla [Q] 7-6(5), 3-6, 6-0, 7-5

Pipsy
01-16-2012, 06:52 AM
Noticed this one come up on the scoreboard. Didn't have a stream. Anybody care to comment on this one?

Nice but expected win for Haas against the youngster just inside the top 300.

HKz
01-16-2012, 07:03 AM
Forgot Haas was playing. Well congrats to Tommy, would love for him to give Nadal somewhat a challenge. Best of luck to him

Evitman
01-16-2012, 07:07 AM
Nice to see the old man win a grandslam match.

Mae
01-16-2012, 07:09 AM
It took him 4 Sets to defeat a [Q] named Denis Kudla :eek: That doesn't sound like Tommy is doing very well right now :sad:

HKz
01-16-2012, 07:13 AM
It took him 4 Sets to defeat a [Q] named Denis Kudla :eek: That doesn't sound like Tommy is doing very well right now :sad:

Kudla has some game though. I think for Tommy, this was a decent win. Of course I didn't watch the match, but he got through a tiebreak and the 3rd handing out a bagel, not bad for barely playing the past two years.

Deathless Mortal
01-16-2012, 07:13 AM
It took him 4 Sets to defeat a [Q] named Denis Kudla :eek: That doesn't sound like Tommy is doing very well right now :sad:

To me it's more surprising that Haas managed to bagel him.
Kudla is a promising youngster and obviously Haas is past his prime, so IMO nothing surprising about Kudla taking a set.

r3d_d3v1l_
01-16-2012, 07:14 AM
Kudla has some game though. I think for Tommy, this was a decent win. Of course I didn't watch the match, but he got through a tiebreak and the 3rd handing out a bagel, not bad for barely playing the past two years.

Kudla is actually a very decent player. On this conditions, he can be somewhat a burden for most competition.

SelvenluvJo
01-16-2012, 07:33 AM
According to the poll on the board, this one called upset...

leng jai
01-16-2012, 08:29 AM
Was at this match with Tripwires and Hewitt=Bogan - made for an epic atmosphere.

Haas was in gimp mode for the first set and a half until he got broken In the second. The game at 5-3 went for literally half an hour with Haas wasting no less than 8 break points. After that he went into ball asking mode for a while hence the bagel. To be honest he looked pretty good out there for the last 2 sets and he served 20 aces. The slice backhands were keepInge aroused even though the topspin backhand was pretty average.

As for Kudla he looks like a bit of a choker but his game is fairly solid and he has a very nice off backhand.

Pirata.
01-16-2012, 08:55 AM
Was at this match with Tripwires

First date :hearts:

leng jai
01-16-2012, 09:13 AM
First date was actually on Sunday mate.

MariaV
01-16-2012, 09:23 AM
First date :hearts:

Even if it wasn't their first date what a wonderful start to the romance! :hearts: :couple:

BroTree123
01-16-2012, 09:30 AM
Kudla is a good player, but a poor quality match.

leng jai
01-16-2012, 09:36 AM
Kudla is a good player, but a poor quality match.

Poor is an exaggeration.

Stensland
01-16-2012, 09:44 AM
so leng jai, based on this performance, what will he be able to do vs. nadal?

Chris Kuerten
01-16-2012, 09:50 AM
It took him 4 Sets to defeat a [Q] named Denis Kudla :eek: That doesn't sound like Tommy is doing very well right now :sad::facepalm:

leng jai
01-16-2012, 10:06 AM
so leng jai, based on this performance, what will he be able to do vs. nadal?

Hard to say as I haven't seen what Nadal's level is like. The saving grace for Haas might be his serve. If he can produce as many aces as today hes got a chance to get a set. He needs to hit the ball at least as hard as he did in the last two sets here because honestly the first 2 sets were pathetic. Haas pretty much structures his game around finishing points at the net these days and I can't see that being effective against Nadal. Hopefully he can find some of his old form for the big occasion.

Hewitt =Legend
01-16-2012, 11:29 AM
First date :hearts:

Um, I was there as well.

I'm so lonely :sad:

Good summary of the match by Leng, some orgasmic sliced backhands from hass but the dtl was a total flop.