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Rome R2: Seppi def. Isner 2-6 7-6 (5) 7-5

Action Jackson
05-16-2012, 05:32 PM
Great effort from the South Tyrolean sex machine after the slow start. Played very good tennis, didn't get pissed off with the poor break point conversion rate 1/11. The drop volley to bring up match point was class.

Even managed to serve it out and lively Italian crowd.

Filo V.
05-16-2012, 05:32 PM
Matches like this are what makes tennis great.

Certinfy
05-16-2012, 05:33 PM
Entertaining match. :) Meant a lot to Seppi, great to see.

LastRocket
05-16-2012, 05:33 PM
Seppi :woohoo: :bowdown:

Naudio Spanlatine
05-16-2012, 05:34 PM
Seppi that point at 30-15 in that last game:drool: :worship: :eek:

Isner:hug:

Mateya baby:smooch: :smooch: :smooch: :smooch: :smooch:

Deathless Mortal
05-16-2012, 05:34 PM
Johnny is not a threat on clay to anyone these days..

Hian-GOAT
05-16-2012, 05:35 PM
Just one world: WOW :worship:

Andreas fought hard to get this after a flop start of the match. He didn't give up, even when John's serve was demolishing all his various tries. I am so proud of him, really.

John :hug: I really hated his serve today :lol: He was far from his best, but no shame in losing against Andy :hug:

Oh, and the crowd :worship: This event is great, thank you all.

misty1
05-16-2012, 05:35 PM
finished what kohli started yesterday

J99
05-16-2012, 05:36 PM
Well I wouldn't get pissed at the poor BPC rate, as Isner is the best at saving BP's on tour.

iriraz
05-16-2012, 05:36 PM
Johnny is not a threat on clay to anyone these days..

For me,Isner is a threat to the top players on any surface but on the other hand the lower ranked players are always a threat to him.;)

scarecrows
05-16-2012, 05:36 PM
yesssssssssssss :yeah:

very well in staying concentrated after the long game in which he failed to convert 8? BPs

duarte_a
05-16-2012, 05:36 PM
Isner had no business being in the 2nd round to begin with.

How did this clay mug beat Roger on clay?! :o
The people who were responsible for the court in that Davis Cup round should be fired!!! :mad:

Congrats Seppi.

r2473
05-16-2012, 05:37 PM
Johnny is not a threat on clay to anyone these days..

He's pacing himself for Davis Cup in September. You know John can't afford to expend too much energy before then if he is going to beat Nadal and Ferrer on clay in Spain.

Action Jackson
05-16-2012, 05:39 PM
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g239/GeorgeWH/Sepps.jpg

lucyfur
05-16-2012, 05:39 PM
Great atmosphere in the match, the crowd was pumped.

Filo V.
05-16-2012, 05:39 PM
John's serve really bailed him out the final two sets. Seppi was totally controlling baseline play the last 1+ hour. Very hard fought match, Seppi made only 18 errors the entire match and his solidity ended up being the determining factor. After the double break start in the first set where Seppi came out misfiring and making poor errors, he tightened his game up and was constructing points so efficiently. Such an intelligent player. John didn't have an answer by the end of the match as his serve started deserting him once he got tired.

Deathless Mortal
05-16-2012, 05:40 PM
Poll question: Who is more in love with Seppi, Mateya or Action Jackson?

Mongoose
05-16-2012, 05:41 PM
Isner won't be hanging around long at RG playing best-of-5 matches

Hian-GOAT
05-16-2012, 05:41 PM
Poll question: Who is more in love with Seppi, Mateya or Action Jackson?

Mateya, and it is not even close.

stillreal
05-16-2012, 05:41 PM
One of the most entertaining matches I've seen in a while. Solid effort by both players, it was clear that they gave their best.

Even though I am really happy with the outcome, I can't help but feel bad for John, this victory would've helped him stay in top 10 by the time of Roland Garros. He deserves it, he really improved his game this year.

ImmzB
05-16-2012, 05:42 PM
Seppi! :yeah:

Good win for him! :)

scarecrows
05-16-2012, 05:42 PM
Mateya, and it is not even close.

I doubt Mateya has as many pics of him as AJ does :p

shadows
05-16-2012, 05:43 PM
Tennis got saved.

Good work Andreas

Action Jackson
05-16-2012, 05:43 PM
Poll question: Who is more in love with Seppi, Mateya or Action Jackson?

http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Fila+Fashion+Show+2F0S9AJin4hl.jpg

Seppi isn't that good for me to switch sides.

lucyfur
05-16-2012, 05:43 PM
One of the most entertaining matches I've seen in a while. Solid effort by both players, it was clear that they gave their best.

Even though I am really happy with the outcome, I can't help but feel bad for John, this victory would've helped him stay in top 10 by the time of Roland Garros. He deserves it, he really improved his game this year.

Is he going to fall out of top10 after this?

scoobs
05-16-2012, 05:44 PM
Great fun, amazing composure from Seppi to get the break then wrap it up - some of the best tennis he's ever played.

Li Ching Yuen
05-16-2012, 05:44 PM
I doubt Mateya has as many pics of him as AJ does :p

That's merely a matter of logistics. You can't measure love, especially on the female side.

Mercury
05-16-2012, 05:44 PM
What a great match! The crowd and indeed Seppi himself completely won me over in the beginning of the 2nd set and it was so much fun to watch!

Isner was really very bad most of the time and even s 2nd serve usually meant Seppi will have the point. Isner stayed alive in the 3rd solely on serves and nothing else so I'd definitely say tennis won here!

Seppi had a wonderful match. Played very well from the back line and kept it very offensive even with his backhand. Balls went in very deep forcing Isner to hit them much lower than he would like and Seppi seemed to do everything right, attacked the net on time, played it safe when needed and indeed going for his winners at the best of times. Isner did absolutely nothing for an entire set and deserved to lose.

And that 5th game in the 3rd set... 7(!) break points saved by Isner's first serve, he did not miss a first serve on BP in that game which was insane. I can't believe he actually saved that game but the 9th game proved too much with Seppi getting 3BPs, Isner still almost came back and then lost it with a ball hitting the frame on his racquet.

Seppi and the Italian crowd were a delight though. Loved it, and loved the fact Seppi won cause he was obviously the better player today.

Next round Seppi get's Wawrinka or Tipsarevic and Seppi can beat both these guys with the crowd pushing him as much as they did today.

J99
05-16-2012, 05:44 PM
Poll question: Who is more in love with Seppi, Mateya or Action Jackson?

I think you forgot to add Filo to this question.

StevoTG
05-16-2012, 05:45 PM
Ben fatto Andreas :) Great performance and a deserved win.

The atmosphere was very enjoyable! Think it may have effected Isner when he had a mid court forehand with Seppi at the net, should have gone through Andreas but was a little bit polite and lost the point.

Voo de Mar
05-16-2012, 05:45 PM
Good win for Seppi and the Italian crowd, he deserves to solidify his place in the Top 30.

Naudio Spanlatine
05-16-2012, 05:46 PM
Poll question: Who is more in love with Seppi, Mateya or Action Jackson?

Mateya, and it is not even close.

This. HELLO!:rolleyes:

Certinfy
05-16-2012, 05:48 PM
It's times like this where I question of Mateya and Action Jackson once hooked up with the result being Seppi. :unsure:

Action Jackson
05-16-2012, 05:48 PM
Seppi should get seeded for RG now.

ServeVolley
05-16-2012, 05:50 PM
Seppi clears the path for Federer. Thank you Andreas. :)

scarecrows
05-16-2012, 05:55 PM
Seppi clears the path for Federer. Thank you Andreas. :)


Isner also looked spent in both his matches

Johnny Groove
05-16-2012, 06:01 PM
I doubt Mateya has as many pics of him as AJ does :p

:lol:

That's merely a matter of logistics. You can't measure love, especially on the female side.

I will call it equal love from both to Mr. Seppi. Didn't see the match, will watch later, but sounds like a good one.

Mercury
05-16-2012, 06:04 PM
Seppi clears the path for Federer. Thank you Andreas. :)
In today's shape no way would Isner beat Tipsarevic or Wawrinka to get to Federer. Logically it should be Tipsarevic who meets Fed but Seppi get's a big boost from the crowd so now anything is possible.

stillreal
05-16-2012, 06:06 PM
Is he going to fall out of top10 after this?

If Simon gets past Ferrer he will, but I don't see that happening. What I meant was with a win today he could've secured a top 10 position, regardless of what Simon will do tomorrow.

MariaV
05-16-2012, 06:12 PM
Poll question: Who is more in love with Seppi, Mateya or Action Jackson?

I give my vote for AJ. :D

Fumus
05-16-2012, 06:15 PM
Remember when NID said that Isner was good on clay.

Oh yea, it's in sig.

lalaland
05-16-2012, 06:19 PM
If Simon gets past Ferrer he will, but I don't see that happening. What I meant was with a win today he could've secured a top 10 position, regardless of what Simon will do tomorrow.

According to Judio's projection for RG seeding, John is out of Top 10 after this week:
==============================================
9 9 Del Potro 10 2830
10 11 Fish 0 2625
11 10 Isner 45 2620
12 12 Simon 90 2615
===============================================

Mateya
05-16-2012, 06:27 PM
I'm still recovering, what a fantastic match!
http://www4.slikomat.com/11/0516/af4-sydney.jpg (http://www.Slikomat.com/slika/5310341.htm)

http://www4.slikomat.com/11/0516/9nm-Sepps2.jpg (http://www.Slikomat.com/slika/5310342.htm)

Loving your comments. :lol:

LoveFifteen
05-16-2012, 06:27 PM
Isner had no business being in the 2nd round to begin with.

How did this clay mug beat Roger on clay?! :o
The people who were responsible for the court in that Davis Cup round should be fired!!! :mad:

Congrats Seppi.

You sound just like your idol: a self-righteous and pampered diva desperate to fire all who exasperate him. :lol:

stillreal
05-16-2012, 06:39 PM
According to Judio's projection for RG seeding, John is out of Top 10 after this week:
==============================================
9 9 Del Potro 10 2830
10 11 Fish 0 2625
11 10 Isner 45 2620
12 12 Simon 90 2615
===============================================

How is Fish gonna get past Isner? He didn't even play in Madrid or this week in Rome. :confused:

nick the greek
05-16-2012, 06:42 PM
Ha,ha,EXCELLENT.Abomination is out.Congrats to Seppi.

cutesteve22
05-16-2012, 06:50 PM
Isner loses = good for tennis
great job, Seppi!!

lalaland
05-16-2012, 06:54 PM
How is Fish gonna get past Isner? He didn't even play in Madrid or this week in Rome. :confused:

Last week's points was with 1 extra ATP250 tournament pts because Rome was already dropped last week when Madrid was on. John has that extra tournament at 150 pts and Fish has like 35 pts. So this week, that extra tournament pts dropped, so Fish has higher base pt than John when Rome starts.

JediFed
05-16-2012, 07:11 PM
How is Fish gonna get past Isner? He didn't even play in Madrid or this week in Rome.

Wow, only the second time if Simon wins, that there will be no Americans in the top 10. Last was this time last year.

sirwilliam
05-16-2012, 10:40 PM
He was in the front row behind the baseline cheering for Isner. Is he a famous athlete or sports star or something? Looked like a celebrity but I didn't recognize him with my limited knowledge of sports celebrities.

cobalt60
05-16-2012, 10:41 PM
Seppi is playing some good tennis lately :hatoff: Oh John the dreaded clay got ya;)

Sunset of Age
05-16-2012, 10:58 PM
Isner should have lost in straights against Kohlschreiber already but the German was too much of a chicken to pull the trigger, :lol:.

Seppi - damn man, balls 'o steel, what a come-back.
Great victory for him, must have meant the world for him in front of his home crowd. :D

Topspindoctor
05-17-2012, 12:48 AM
Serve bots losing on red clay as expected.

Isner :wavey:

Learn to play tennis instead of serving all day.

Allez
05-17-2012, 07:33 AM
In a counter intuitive sort of way this only serves to make Isner all that more dangerous to the top players at RG. None of them aside from Rogi on an awful clay court has had the chance to surprise any one of them on a good day :cool:

sammy01
05-17-2012, 08:35 AM
thanks seppi, sick of all the isner dark horse at RG talk

Naudio Spanlatine
05-17-2012, 03:57 PM
I'm still recovering, what a fantastic match!
http://www4.slikomat.com/11/0516/af4-sydney.jpg (http://www.Slikomat.com/slika/5310341.htm)

http://www4.slikomat.com/11/0516/9nm-Sepps2.jpg (http://www.Slikomat.com/slika/5310342.htm)

Loving your comments. :lol:

Thats my girl:angel: :smoke: