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Madrid R2 : Cilic def. Isner 7-6 (4) 7-6 (3)

Action Jackson
05-09-2012, 02:05 PM
Good performance from Cilic.

henke007
05-09-2012, 02:05 PM
Laughable breakers from John :o

Mongoose
05-09-2012, 02:05 PM
Isner :lol:

Certinfy
05-09-2012, 02:05 PM
New clay GOAT.

emotion
05-09-2012, 02:05 PM
Inser lost both points he lost on serve in TB on doubles. He was awful under pressure

tennizen
05-09-2012, 02:06 PM
Cilic 2.0 is tie-break king and clayGOAT. :speakles::speakles:

Chase Visa
05-09-2012, 02:06 PM
Cilic's best win in quite a while IMO.

LastRocket
05-09-2012, 02:06 PM
Cilic wanted this.
:yeah:

mystic ice cube
05-09-2012, 02:06 PM
Immaculate from Cilic. Isner played a good match but was let down by the double faults in the end. Cilic is a dangerous opponent to anyone in 2012 if he continues to believe in himself.

samanosuke
05-09-2012, 02:06 PM
What a hilarious result :haha: . Isner was awful, slipping left and right but most of the time to win a breaker against Cilic you just have to be able to hold a racket so credits to Cilic

Action Jackson
05-09-2012, 02:07 PM
Cilic served at 48% definitely needs to improve that, but everything else was solid.

Isner really had no clue with the movement on the smurf turf.

Ad Wim
05-09-2012, 02:07 PM
Kind of expected. Isner has no rhytm on clay, Cilic does. Both equal clay courters, ergo Cilic wins close.

But very good win nevertheless, didn't break under pressure in the TBS, that's new.

Coolio_Jack
05-09-2012, 02:08 PM
Cilic outclutched Isner :worship:

ossie
05-09-2012, 02:08 PM
who would have thought mugic of all players would be the one to save tennis? nicely done if i do say so myself.

duong
05-09-2012, 02:09 PM
Cilic's level depends a lot on confidence then this is a great great win for him :yeah:

Especially defeating the tie-break king (after Fed) in two tie-breaks :clap2:

I knew Cilic was a danger for Isner : he's a very good returner and he showed that against Isner already in AO 2011, and he showed good confidence last week.

Another Del Po-Cilic or another Cilic-Youzhny in perspective : both start being classics

romismak
05-09-2012, 02:09 PM
Expected, i am saying all the time Isner on clay is overrated, Cilic came here confident from Munich, won fist match comfortably in straight sets against home clay-courter. I really was thinking Cilic is favorite here, but by odds clearly Isner was... even Delpo can have troubles in next round against Cilic i think.

Deathless Mortal
05-09-2012, 02:10 PM
Hell yes Marin :rocker2:
As I said numerous times, he is not a TB mug as people think, just proved it today. 2-0 H2H against John, 3-1 in TBs against the 'Tiebreak king' :lol:
Another big win, and I don't expect much against Del Potro but for Marin to try his best. Ajmo! :armed:

Oh, and dedicated to RIboy, samanosuke, RIboy, topspinmug, RIboy, MugTree, RIboy, SheepleBuster, RIboy and 90% of other MTF users :bigwave:

Chase Visa
05-09-2012, 02:12 PM
Haha, I was just about to post "dedicated to RIboy"

motorhead
05-09-2012, 02:13 PM
very good Marin, very good!!!

Time Violation
05-09-2012, 02:14 PM
Oh, and dedicated to RIboy, samanosuke, RIboy, topspinmug, RIboy, MugTree, RIboy, SheepleBuster, RIboy and 90% of other MTF users :bigwave:

:lol: :yeah:

mystic ice cube
05-09-2012, 02:17 PM
Oh, and dedicated to RIboy, samanosuke, RIboy, topspinmug, RIboy, MugTree, RIboy, SheepleBuster, RIboy and 90% of other MTF users :bigwave:
Why is Cilic so disliked? He has an attractive game - I've always enjoyed seeing him play (albeit haven't seen much of him in last year or so).

Chase Visa
05-09-2012, 02:19 PM
Why is Cilic so disliked? He has an attractive game - I've always enjoyed seeing him play (albeit haven't seen much of him in last year or so).

Lack of balls/mental weakness.

Hasn't really progressed since AO 2010.

duong
05-09-2012, 02:21 PM
Why is Cilic so disliked? He has an attractive game - I've always enjoyed seeing him play (albeit haven't seen much of him in last year or so).

that's a question which has been raised several times, I also like his game, it's fluid not like "big hitters" usually.

Overall I would say I guess he looks like a loser, and MTFers don't like losers, they're not much lenient :p

Deathless Mortal
05-09-2012, 02:23 PM
Why is Cilic so disliked? He has an attractive game - I've always enjoyed seeing him play (albeit haven't seen much of him in last year or so).

RIboy probably and hopefully lost a fortune betting on him, samanosuke just wants to prove the world he was right about Marin that he will never do anything big ( :shrug: ) while the others are probably just bothered by him being a calm guy who only goes by his business and occasionally beats their favs, so when he loses they have to heal their frustrations.

Machiavelli
05-09-2012, 02:25 PM
Marin was solid and I am happy he won, but some people are reacting as if he def. Djokovic or even Clayking Nadul. Isner is way overrated, especialy on clay, as soon as the ball was in play Cilic had the upper hand, especially in the bh rallies, if you ask me there is no way Isner can match him of the ground; and Marin grew up playing 90% of the time on clay, he knows how to slide on this surface and does not look like a clown on clay. He did win the juniors title in Roland Garros..

He has been showing way better form since Munich, and Del Potro will be a good test...

If only he had the guts to change the serving mechanics in the off season, he will never be a contender with the sick low 1st serve percentage; probably the only tall guy whose serve is not his 1st weapon...

Ajmo Marinkooooooooooooooo

nalbyfan
05-09-2012, 02:26 PM
Isner is overrated on clay because he beat the arrogant and boring Swiss in DC but it's not a feat to beat this guy on clay, even Gulbis did it !!!
Moreover Cilic is in good form, he reached Munich's final so it's not a big suprise

Chase Visa
05-09-2012, 02:27 PM
The odd thing about RIboy was that he (apparently) used to be his biggest fan. That's a long way down! :lol:

r3d_d3v1l_
05-09-2012, 02:32 PM
Cilic just ***** Isner´s backhand.

Federer in 2
05-09-2012, 02:34 PM
Routine huh?

daddy
05-09-2012, 02:35 PM
Marin played well, didn't go for too much, was focused on keeping his serve and waited patiently for a chance.

CelesteBlanca
05-09-2012, 02:42 PM
Good win, Marin:hug::yeah:

tennishero
05-09-2012, 02:48 PM
and this is why servebots will never succeed :)

Naina
05-09-2012, 02:51 PM
Marin :) played really well at 30 all and deuce points. well Done

MaxPower
05-09-2012, 03:11 PM
Cilic picking up momentum. Hopefully he can make a new push for top10 during this season. He got something going on

Mark Lenders
05-09-2012, 03:54 PM
Great result. Serve apart, Cilic is a much better player than Isner. But serve alone makes Isner an incredibly fearsome opponent, so it's a fantastic win for Marin.

It's good to see him play well, I want to see him in the top 10 at the end of the year.

ImmzB
05-09-2012, 03:55 PM
Cilic. :yeah:

BroTree123
05-09-2012, 03:56 PM
That's pretty fucked. Oh well.

Audacity
05-09-2012, 04:03 PM
Now to be spanked by delPo...

henke007
05-09-2012, 04:10 PM
Delpo will drop 6 games tops.

Naudio Spanlatine
05-09-2012, 04:33 PM
Ewwwwwwwwwwww:o

mooncreek
05-09-2012, 04:42 PM
Cilic served at 48% definitely needs to improve that, but everything else was solid.

Isner really had no clue with the movement on the smurf turf.

Once Cilic got the strategy of hitting behind Isner working, you could see it coming every point. Isner could not move at all on this surface. I don't remember seeing him miss a shot - and he wasn't needing to go for much - towards the end of the second set. Still, Isner cannot DF in a tiebreak once, much less twice.

Lestat
05-09-2012, 05:05 PM
wow surprising how one of the best claycourter ever loses in R2...
Some MTFers never stop making fun of themselves :facepalm:

Nole Rules
05-09-2012, 05:07 PM
What a hilarious result :haha: . Isner was awful, slipping left and right but most of the time to win a breaker against Cilic you just have to be able to hold a racket so credits to Cilic

STFU, hater.

Coolio_Jack
05-09-2012, 05:09 PM
Cilic is a tough match up for Isner, cause he starts moving him around from shot no1. Isner prefers playing pushers and grinders who give him time to unleash his forehand

samanosuke
05-09-2012, 06:00 PM
STFU, hater.

every few years i write sensible post about cilic and then i get this kind of response :shrug:

reery
05-09-2012, 06:04 PM
What a hilarious result :haha: . Isner was awful, slipping left and right but most of the time to win a breaker against Cilic you just have to be able to hold a racket so credits to Cilic

:spit:

emotion
05-09-2012, 06:07 PM
Cilic is a tough match up for Isner, cause he starts moving him around from shot no1. Isner prefers playing pushers and grinders who give him time to unleash his forehand

Pushers, yes. Grinders I don't think so

Hian-GOAT
05-09-2012, 06:09 PM
Unexpected :eek:
Marin :)

Nole Rules
05-09-2012, 06:26 PM
every few years i write sensible post about cilic and then i get this kind of response :shrug:

You almost never say something postive about Marin. Even when he plays a great match you don't give him full credit for that. 99% of the time you are insulting him, laughing at him or writing slliy jokes about him. I don't even know what he did to be hated like this on MTF. All his haters are bunch of pathetic ppl.

samanosuke
05-09-2012, 06:31 PM
You almost never say something postive about Marin. Even when he plays a great match you don't give him full credit for that. 99% of the time you are insulting him, laughing at him or writing slliy jokes about him. I don't even know what he did to be hated like this on MTF. All his haters are bunch of pathetic ppl.

How the fuck i didn't say anything positive about him when i gave him a credit for winning two tie breaks against probably the best tie break player currently ?

Time Violation
05-09-2012, 06:35 PM
every few years i write sensible post about cilic

I guess you answered yourself there, why no one trusts you regarding Cilic ;)

RIboy
05-09-2012, 06:39 PM
good match from Sillych, same level like in Germany....Isnah was total disappointment, reminded me on elephant on ice- just hilarious...and no words about DF's :facepalm:

http://cyberneticzoo.com/wp-content/uploads/elephant-ice-bike-2009-x640.jpg

Nole Rules
05-09-2012, 06:46 PM
How the fuck i didn't say anything positive about him when i gave him a credit for winning two tie breaks against probably the best tie break player currently ?

:rolleyes:

I said almost. Read my post well. No you didn't give him full credit for the win but i guess this just your way for giving him a credit. Very nice from you indeed to write this and then give him a credit.

What a hilarious result :haha: . Isner was awful, slipping left and right but most of the time to win a breaker against Cilic you just have to be able to hold a racket so credits to Cilic

daddy
05-09-2012, 06:46 PM
and this is why servebots will never succeed :)

...on a clay. He first needs to learn how to walk on clay and then run but with little luck US Open can be his.

RIboy
05-09-2012, 06:50 PM
Isnah is very good player on RED clay, this blue shit is too slippery for him...can't change direction to save his life

Deathless Mortal
05-09-2012, 06:55 PM
Isnah is very good player on RED clay, this blue shit is too slippery for him...can't change direction to save his life

You didn't think so yesterday :haha: :silly:

Isnah will kill him

RIboy
05-09-2012, 06:58 PM
You didn't think so yesterday :haha: :silly:

this was Isner's first match ever on blue clay, how could i know :rolleyes: ...prediction was based on john's matches on red clay this season... :wavey:

Li Ching Yuen
05-09-2012, 07:21 PM
Some tiny room rub action happening between some of the posters in this thread.

Orange Wombat
05-09-2012, 07:56 PM
Expected result. Cilic is simply a better player than Servesner :hatoff:

John looked like a giraffe on ice out there.

daddy
05-09-2012, 08:19 PM
this was Isner's first match ever on blue clay, how could i know :rolleyes:

Dude,

When in a hole, stop digging! :angel:

RIboy
05-09-2012, 09:07 PM
Dude,

When in a hole, stop digging! :angel:

stfu, mister ionlypostwhencilicwin...:wavey:

RIboy
05-09-2012, 09:14 PM
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=201352&highlight=cilic

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=200273&highlight=cilic

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=199195&highlight=cilic

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=199744&highlight=cilic

threads about Cilic where Daddyfool didn't have time to post... :yeah:

Blue Heart24
05-10-2012, 12:07 AM
Nice win,Delpo will still school him though.

Here's a good article about Cilic in Croatian: http://gol.dnevnik.hr/clanak/tenis/cilicu-srecu-ne-mogu-donijeti-mali-turniri.html

daddy
05-10-2012, 12:58 AM
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=201352&highlight=cilic

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=200273&highlight=cilic

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=199195&highlight=cilic

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=199744&highlight=cilic

threads about Cilic where Daddyfool didn't have time to post... :yeah:


With all the due respect (very little, if any) you can check all threads about Marin and you'll see that I also don't always post when he wins. I have a beautiful wife, 3 great and healthy kids, live in one of the greatest city in the world, have interesting and successful friends, and enough disposable income to do what I want, so I don't have enough time to read every insulting post that you write about Marin, please accept my apologies for that.

I come here because I love tennis and there are some great posters whose comments I love to read. Some are very knowledgeable and some are funny. You are neither.

:wavey:

Topspindoctor
05-10-2012, 04:39 AM
Just proves what a talentless serve bot Isner is. No groundgame whatsoever.