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Rome R1: Kubot def. [WC] Starace 6-3 5-7 6-2

Filo V.
05-15-2012, 03:20 PM
Outside of the choke to lose the second set, a pretty good match from Luke. His attacking game just proved too much for Poto and the home crowd wasn't enough to pull the Italian to victory, as he simply didn't play that well and was consistently struggling on serve. Poto did a good job fighting to make it close and hit some good returns to break to win the second set, but couldn't maintain his level. Poto had two break points to recover one of the breaks back in the final set in the last game and wasn't able to capitalize.

Kubot saved 8/10 BPs in the match.

J99
05-15-2012, 03:24 PM
He almost choked again at the end giving BPO's.

JamieMU30
05-15-2012, 03:24 PM
Fuck yeah Lukasz...So happy for him...First win over Starace in 5 attempts...Lukasz was hitting lots of winners....His new philosophy about being more offensive when you get older seems to be a good one....to get a good hard fought win against the hometown fave is never easy....Glad to see him fighting his ass off for that Olympic spot....Keep going Lukasz!!

espana
05-15-2012, 03:25 PM
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-G5I_BEhChDU/T7J1ZJzozjI/AAAAAAAAAUc/-vBXH8mAdUc/s1600/Kubot-Starace.jpg

Mateya
05-15-2012, 05:30 PM
Potito :hug:

He's declining, that's for sure. Can't book a good win thesedays even on his favourite clay...let's hope for a kind RG draw.

Diana :dance:

Hian-GOAT
05-15-2012, 05:33 PM
:hug:

Q-Bot :yeah:

Voo de Mar
05-15-2012, 05:34 PM
Q-bot made his dance in the end :D It was surprising because the match wasn't dramatic, the beaten opponent wasn't strong either. I think the over-celebration could only be caused by a pleasure of winning the match on one of the biggest and famous tennis courts.

JamieMU30
05-15-2012, 06:36 PM
Lukasz hasn't danced for awhile....Must mean a lot to him...Glad he enjoyed it

nole_no1
05-15-2012, 06:51 PM
Kubot :clap2: @2.25 just a gift for the gamblers

motorhead
05-15-2012, 06:51 PM
starace is getting thrashed by a lot of guys he had a positive h2h against in the past.

philosophicalarf
05-15-2012, 06:57 PM
Potato only barely made fitness for the match, so not a massive surprise. Last week he was saying no chance he'd be here.

Sonja1989
05-15-2012, 07:01 PM
Shame that I missed the match but the most important thing is that Łukasz won, it's a very good win, as I read he played good so even more excellent. Well done Łukasz!! :bounce:

Mateya :hug:

Orange Wombat
05-15-2012, 07:07 PM
I like Kubot, but it would have been nice to see Potito winning in his home tournament.

Oh well. Kubot has had a decent year. He always seems to do well in Grand Slams (unlike Starace :aplot:)

JamieMU30
05-15-2012, 07:44 PM
I like Kubot, but it would have been nice to see Potito winning in his home tournament.

Oh well. Kubot has had a decent year. He always seems to do well in Grand Slams (unlike Starace :aplot:)

Yeah, that is true...Last year, Lukasz got to the 3rd round of RG and the 4th round of Wimby from qualies...was so close to getting a QF at Wimby against Lopez

J99
05-16-2012, 02:55 PM
Fuck yeah Lukasz...So happy for him...First win over Starace in 5 attempts...Lukasz was hitting lots of winners....His new philosophy about being more offensive when you get older seems to be a good one....to get a good hard fought win against the hometown fave is never easy....Glad to see him fighting his ass off for that Olympic spot....Keep going Lukasz!!

Who exactly is he fighting with, Janowicz, he's too far behind to catch Kubot.

scarecrows
05-16-2012, 03:03 PM
Who exactly is he fighting with, Janowicz, he's too far behind to catch Kubot.

he's fighting with the ranking, Mr. know-it-all

motorhead
05-16-2012, 03:10 PM
Who exactly is he fighting with, Janowicz, he's too far behind to catch Kubot.

he has to stay within the #57 spot or something like that in order to be eligible

motorhead
05-16-2012, 03:10 PM
Mr. know-it-all

:worship:

J99
05-16-2012, 03:16 PM
:worship:

It's genius like this that really makes MTF great. :rolleyes: