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Madrid R1 : Gimeno-Traver def. Hanescu 7-6(3) 4-6 6-3

Action Jackson
05-07-2012, 08:27 PM
DGT was rocking the fluro green headband, thought he stuffed up the first break point at 3-4*, but managed to get it done then and even served it out.

Filo V.
05-07-2012, 08:27 PM
Great play from Dani to break in the third set for the first time of the match. Saved four break points to start the third set. Hit some great returns in the third set, and his backhand held up better than usual today, moved better than he usually does as well. This tournament and playing in Spain in general obviously tends to bring the best out of his game. When his serve and forehand are clicking, he's an awesome shotmaker.

Victor didn't play that badly, DGT was simply the one dictating play for most the match. It was on his racquet and he was able to come through in the clutch the first and third sets to win. His reaction after winning showed how much this meant for him. His first ATP victory this season.

His reward for this victory is playing Novak Djokovic on center court tomorrow.

motorhead
05-07-2012, 08:29 PM
lovely screaming at the end. nice play, love his inside-out FH

45 winners, 44UEs

Action Jackson
05-07-2012, 08:31 PM
It's been a while since he won the main tour, so the roar was worth it.

Gillouthe best
05-07-2012, 08:34 PM
DGT :bowdown: he brings his best tennis in Madrid

samanosuke
05-07-2012, 08:34 PM
AJ's finest son never lets you down. Thanx for the money Dani :yeah:

LastRocket
05-07-2012, 08:35 PM
1st win in 9 month on atp? :eek:

madmax
05-07-2012, 08:36 PM
DGT was surprisingly solid today and Hanescu just played safe for the most of the match. Probably not the type of clay court to play usual dirt game on it. More advantageous player was rewarded

Javi
05-07-2012, 11:09 PM
I'm so glad for Dani :woohoo:
Obviously it meant a lot for him :hug:

Ibracadabra
05-08-2012, 12:05 AM
Odds on favourite to beat nole now.

TMJordan
05-08-2012, 12:09 AM
Great outfit today


http://www.laplanaaldia.com/Galeria/2012/5/65552_34766/1_M3.jpg

KaiserT
05-08-2012, 01:13 AM
Even Hanescu looked quite pleased for Dani at the end. DGT is a mental midget most of the time but held it together pretty well today, maybe home crowd a big factor in that. Hopefully he can use this week to gain a bit of momentum going into RG/RG qualies.

Topspindoctor
05-08-2012, 01:34 AM
Always a good day when Mugnescu loses. This disagreeable clown shouldn't be allowed to pick up a racquet.

Action Jackson
05-08-2012, 07:33 AM
Even Hanescu looked quite pleased for Dani at the end. DGT is a mental midget most of the time but held it together pretty well today, maybe home crowd a big factor in that. Hopefully he can use this week to gain a bit of momentum going into RG/RG qualies.

DGT will make RG direct more than likely, but you are right hope this can kick off his season now.

Ad Wim
05-08-2012, 09:16 AM
Vic is so disappoiting in the last months. Just when you think he has a nice draw and win some matches, he loses them.

Iván
05-08-2012, 10:40 AM
1st main tour win in 9 months

thats a long time

he has a nice game, powerful precise forehands, ok serve but his game is littered with basic mistakes especially on big points.

Hian-GOAT
05-08-2012, 03:22 PM
Defeating Onion just to lose to Daniel.

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Peak Victor.