Viña del Mar R32: Souza def. Volandri 1-6 7-5 7-6(5) [Archive] - MensTennisForums.com

Viña del Mar R32: Souza def. Volandri 1-6 7-5 7-6(5)

Yves.
01-30-2012, 09:08 PM
Well fought win from Souza, but disgraceful loss from Volandri. He was up 6-1 4-2:rolleyes: Match lasted 2 hr 52 min

Made some dollarpounds with this result:devil:

Helevorn
01-30-2012, 09:11 PM
You're not the only one :D

Awesome result, I'm so happy! A great January, so far :D

And Souza gains his provisory best ranking at #101 (his best was #108), plays Gonzalez/Riba next.

theKSHE
01-30-2012, 09:12 PM
Volandri is an absolutely disgrace. Whenever he's down 5-6 and serving he starts making 3 UE's in a row. Was lucky to escape from 3.

Sonja1989
01-30-2012, 09:12 PM
Poor Volandri :sadface: :hug:

Deathless Mortal
01-30-2012, 09:12 PM
It was not 3-0 in the second set :p

On the other hand, I'm the one who lost some of the cash, but that serves me right for betting on Volandri :lol:

Yves.
01-30-2012, 09:15 PM
It was not 3-0 in the second set :p

On the other hand, I'm the one who lost some of the cash, but that serves me right for betting on Volandri :lol:

Corrected, thought I'd seen it on the scoreboard.

BTW, nice first day at PAW Zagreb ;)

VolandriFan
01-30-2012, 09:15 PM
What a joke match this was. :o

Yves.
01-30-2012, 09:16 PM
You're not the only one :D

Nice, but I've combined it with Stakhovsky over Youzhny, what's your thought on that match?

Deathless Mortal
01-30-2012, 09:17 PM
Corrected, thought I'd seen it on the scoreboard.

BTW, nice first day at PAW Zagreb ;)

Nope, Volandri only broke once in the 2nd set, so impossible that he went *3-0 up :p

Thanks :cool:

Deathless Mortal
01-30-2012, 09:17 PM
Nice, but I've combined it with Stakhovsky over Youzhny, what's your thought on that match?

I'll see that match live tomorrow. I'll cheer for Stakh for you :D

shotgun
01-30-2012, 09:18 PM
And Souza gains his provisory best ranking at #101 (his best was #108), plays Gonzalez/Riba next.

Nope, he was ranked as high as #84 in September.

Yves.
01-30-2012, 09:19 PM
I'll see that match live tomorrow. I'll cheer for Stakh for you :D

Thanks! Have you also seen him win as a lucky loser in 2008, if I recall correctly?

madmax
01-30-2012, 09:19 PM
what a joke you are Volandri...that's the last time I put my hard earned cash on your fixing ass:mad:

Yves.
01-30-2012, 09:19 PM
what a joke you are Volandri...that's the last time I put my hard earned cash on your fixing ass:mad:

You think he fixed this?

Deathless Mortal
01-30-2012, 09:20 PM
Thanks! Have you also seen him win as a lucky loser in 2008, if I recall correctly?

I was at the final match when he beat Ljubicic :facepalm:

samanosuke
01-30-2012, 09:21 PM
Another one dedicated to flyboy

Yves.
01-30-2012, 09:22 PM
I was at the final match when he beat Ljubicic :facepalm:

I know, incredible that was. Is he hated in Croatia for that?

Deathless Mortal
01-30-2012, 09:24 PM
I know, incredible that was. Is he hated in Croatia for that?

Yes, since then he always plays with a bullet-proof shirt here :armed:

Nah, why would he be hated? He won fair and square and not like a lot of people here even remember it :p

Poetik
01-30-2012, 09:31 PM
Volandri 'clear tennis' style, I like it

motorhead
01-30-2012, 09:43 PM
I don't even know if this was a fix or not, sadly it didn't even look so... just awful.

Agrajag
01-31-2012, 08:13 AM
Not a fix at all, Volandri was the favourite throughout the match.

He made Souza look like a joke out there for until *42 in the second, but then he started missing out of nowhere. After that Souza started playing better as well. At the big moments Souza just kept it in play, and Volandri self destructed.

Ad Wim
01-31-2012, 11:15 AM
Yes Souza, great comeback! Hopefully this kickstarts his season. He can well be top 50 by the end of the year.

CooCooCachoo
01-31-2012, 01:57 PM
Oh shucks.

Hian-GOAT
01-31-2012, 02:30 PM
:spit:

The racist poster is everywhere :lol: Just get a life.

Voo de Mar
01-31-2012, 03:08 PM
Untypical scoreline for Volandri who has been involved in tight matches with very low frequency.

Naudio Spanlatine
01-31-2012, 03:30 PM
Volandri why?:bigcry:

Horatio Caine
01-31-2012, 04:34 PM
Dreadful play by Volandri on the crucial points. Some of his errors were laughable. Surprised he managed to blow that set and 4-2 lead...in the early stages, every time a rally developed he was able to control Souza and render him powerless.

I'm amazed at the kick Souza gets on his serves. He is a tall chap, but those balls were rearing so high! Drew Volandri well out of court at times. :eek:

Horatio Caine
01-31-2012, 04:38 PM
Yes Souza, great comeback! Hopefully this kickstarts his season. He can well be top 50 by the end of the year.

I don't see it, personally.

He has a good serve, but nothing much else imo. There are plenty of players that could work him over in rallies. He can hit some big winners, but makes a lot of routine errors.

Very bottom end of the top 100 is his limit at the moment imo.