AO R1: Dolgo def. Jones 1-6, 4-6, 6-1, 6-1, 6-2

01-16-2012, 06:27 AM
Don't know what happened in the first two sets but Jones could barely stand up in the last set. He received treatment in the third so an injury may have been involved considering the matchtime was only about 2 and a half hours.

01-16-2012, 06:41 AM
Jones had a blister, but the real problem was he started cramping after 1 and a half hours on court. The match wasn't particularly physical either, this has to be a record.

01-16-2012, 06:48 AM
Clown scoreline

01-16-2012, 06:48 AM
Yeah, that's absurd. How can an athlete be cramping and not be able to run after 1 and a half hour of short rallies? :confused:
Guiness deserving record. :worship:

01-16-2012, 06:49 AM

01-16-2012, 08:27 AM
By Matt Trollope

Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov has recovered from two-sets-to-love down to knock out local wildcard Greg Jones on Margaret Court Arena late on Monday afternoon.

While it began extremely promisingly for the Sydneysider, the 13th seed and 2011 Australian Open quarterfinalist began to find the range on his powerful groundstrokes and eventually proved the fitter of the two men, wrapping up a 1-6, 4-6, 6-1, 6-1, 6-2 win in two-and-a-half hours.

Part of the reason for Dolgopolov’s slow start may have been his own health.

He said he was feeling the effects of a blood condition.

“I was feeling really bad ... Greg helped me a bit in the third set and he had some problems in the fourth and fifth set I believe so it was a pretty ugly match,” he said.

“But I’m through so I guess that’s good, and I hope I’ll be feeling better in the next match.”

Before a lively home crowd, Jones opened impeccably, precise serving and big hitting from the baseline helping him hold his service games comfortably.

Dolgopolov, the more explosive yet erratic of the pair, was taking massive cuts at the ball with intermittent success and his errors helped Jones to 0-40 in the fourth game.

The Australian went on to break serve to lead 3-1, and soon the unforced errors were tumbling from the Ukrainian’s racquet, his forehand in particular deserting him. Jones enjoyed a streak of eight consecutive winning points to take the set in just 21 minutes.

Jones was a perfect eight-from-eight points won at net, and continued to attack with success in the second set. Hitting his way out of trouble when facing a deficit in the opening game to lead 1-0, games continued on serve until the fifth game.

There, Dolgopolov’s frustration at yet another error finally boiled over, and he sent his racquet slamming into the Plexicushion. His anger was compounded on the next point when Jones hit a winner that Dolgopolov challenged, only to discover that Hawkeye was malfunctioning.

Jones broke serve and moved ahead 4-2 in the next game, but the 13th seed broke back to love when Jones dished up a handful of his own errors.

The erratic nature of the match continued in the next game when Dolgopolov again began misfiring, and Jones broke to give himself a chance to serve for the set.

He held firm, opening the game with a volley winner and securing a two-sets-to-love lead with a powerful smash, at exactly the same time compatriot Bernard Tomic smacked a final forehand winner to dismiss No.22 seed Fernando Verdasco in five sets across on Rod Laver Arena. Things, it seemed, were looking extremely rosy for the host nation.

However, the match would take a dramatic turn as the groundstrokes Dolgopolov had been spraying wide began to find their mark.

Over the course of the next two sets he pounded 23 winners while only 11 errors, his trigger-happy, go-for-broke style completely denying Jones any rhythm. A shell-shocked Jones was simply obliterated and found himself in a fifth set just 50-odd minutes after he took his two-set lead.

“I went to the toilet after the second set and thought (about) how I have to play now and change up to compete in these conditions and (with) the way I was feeling so I just tried to risk more,” Dolgopolov said.

In the fifth, Jones put up a little more resistance, staving off break points in the fourth game. But fading physically – the result of cramp and possibly a blister on his right toe requiring treatment in the third set – Jones was unable to eek out the game, falling behind 3-1.

Thanks to two errors from Jones four games later, Dologopolov had secured his passage into the second round, where he will face German Tobias Kamke, a straight-set winner over Victor Hanescu.

01-16-2012, 08:47 AM
The dog creates the most insane scorelines ever. This looks like an obvious fix to my eye, though fair play if Jones was cramping or something.

Chris Kuerten
01-16-2012, 08:49 AM
GOAT player with a blood disease strikes again.

01-16-2012, 09:00 AM
wtf scoreline is this

01-16-2012, 09:16 AM
:haha: Was Dolgopolov using the first 2 sets for practice? He is so crazy.

01-16-2012, 09:26 AM
Dolgo :lol: :yeah:

01-16-2012, 09:40 AM
Well, at least he won.

Sombrerero loco
01-16-2012, 09:56 AM
epic scoreline, my god...

01-16-2012, 10:20 AM
The dog creates the most insane scorelines ever. This looks like an obvious fix to my eye, though fair play if Jones was cramping or something.

Young austrialian fixing the first round of a grandslam after recieving a wild card?

No way.

Corey Feldman
01-16-2012, 11:13 AM
watch him knock Fed out of this tournament now

Keyser Soze
01-16-2012, 11:44 AM

01-16-2012, 11:45 AM
One of the quickest 5 setters i've ever seen.

01-16-2012, 11:46 AM
Tomic will r*pe Dolgopolov.

01-16-2012, 11:48 AM
Tomic will r*pe Dolgopolov.

Wouldn't be the first time he's ***** someone by the look on his face. But no, Dolgo will show that kid how to play Tennis.

01-16-2012, 11:53 AM
I have no idea WTF happened here...I started watching in the third set and at that point Jones could barely win games so god knows what went on before that. The weirdest thing was that Jones just couldn't return at all, Dolgopolov would hit like 3 aces per service game, and he was hitting some ridiculously slow second serves that Jones couldn't do anything with either. It was a bizarre match.

01-16-2012, 12:14 PM
An Aussie won from two sets down and now this. Re cramping, I've seen cramping in the first set of a Grand Slam match. Cramping can be caused by nerves and Jones had every reason to be nervous, playing the biggest match of his career.

01-16-2012, 12:38 PM
nice comeback Dolgopolov :yeah:

01-16-2012, 12:57 PM
sorry for the scare! felt extremly bad.. Hope its not my blod condition! We see in the second round

From Dolgopolov's twitter :unsure:

01-16-2012, 12:58 PM
future top 10er . without any doubt

01-16-2012, 01:05 PM
Just simply awesome :bowdown:

01-16-2012, 01:09 PM
Sometimes wonder if Dolgo got money running on funny scorelines but then I remembered the blood disease. Such a mystery. Might be that it troubles him until the body has entered fighting mode after an hour or so of battle.

It's a shame really because Dolgo is a guy that should (hopefully is) bring in the crowds. One of the most exciting players on the tour. easily

Sunset of Age
01-16-2012, 01:56 PM
Watched most of this match, in the first two sets Dolgo looked severely unhappy with the circumstances and with himself even more. Jones - who-da-fack-is-Jones? - however played very well during this period and I honestly doubted Dolgo's ability to come back after finding himself down 0-2. The rest of the match showed a complete reversal of the first two sets - whereas Dolgo began finding his groove, Jones' batteries ran dry in alarming fashion.

Well done, Dolgo! :hatoff:

01-16-2012, 02:03 PM
Young austrialian fixing the first round of a grandslam after recieving a wild card?

No way.

No, I meant a fix on Dolgo's part to throw sets 1 and 2. There might've been big money placed on him to win in five, but obviously from all this that doesn't sound likely.

01-16-2012, 02:03 PM
Never in doubt. Surprised by the routineness of the last 3 sets

01-16-2012, 02:08 PM
this is why we love you dolgo your the best :haha:

Clay Death
01-16-2012, 02:09 PM
good thing he decided to wake up and snatch this match.

01-16-2012, 02:13 PM
Fluke defending part of his points.

01-16-2012, 02:14 PM
Just saw the score. Nice win for Alexandra Dolgopolova, the new rising star of WTA.