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Roland Garros R3 : (LL) Goffin def. Kubot 7-6(4) 7-5 6-1

Smoke944
06-01-2012, 05:24 PM
Goffin was simply the more solid player in the important moments. Good win for him and now he's in the second week as a LL.

Action Jackson
06-01-2012, 05:25 PM
The Lucky Loser having a great run and don't hassle The Goff into the last 16

misty1
06-01-2012, 05:25 PM
yes! first grand slam and first 4th round for david

yes it was an easy draw but he took full advantage of it. Very good that he got through this in straight sets too

1811mil
06-01-2012, 05:25 PM
Kubot leading 5-2* in the first and 5-3* in the second, biggest joke on tour, even bigger then kohlschreiber

Nr 1 Fan
06-01-2012, 05:26 PM
Great recovery after the little 'meltdown' in the second set!

GSMnadal
06-01-2012, 05:27 PM
Sure bet for the quarters, who's this Federer guy anyway?

misty1
06-01-2012, 05:27 PM
im so happy for him. If not for belgium's fucked up rules regarding olympic qualification he might have had an outside chance at getting in

henke007
06-01-2012, 05:27 PM
What a legend this Goffin

gaitare
06-01-2012, 05:28 PM
Davis Cup atmosphere :lol: Łukasz really hates hostile crowds, there are players who do great in such conditions, he's certainly not one of them. Goffin just too solid, Kubot choked away every lead he had.

emotion
06-01-2012, 05:30 PM
Fluke run of the eon. Happy for him though, seems a nice guy
on the flip side, new fucking low, kubot. What a choke.

Nr 1 Fan
06-01-2012, 05:30 PM
im so happy for him. If not for belgium's fucked up rules regarding olympic qualification he might have had an outside chance at getting in

Indeed, our Olympic comitee has no clue what they are doing.

CooCooCachoo
06-01-2012, 05:30 PM
Great recovery after the little 'meltdown' in the second set!

And a bad start to the match.

Great job :yeah: :worship: Such an amazing boost for his confidence and his ranking.

The AELTC must be paying attention. Goffin already is one of the highest ALTs (but unlikely to get in), so I am 90% convinced that they would give him a WC rather than to choose not to award it (as they have in the past years).

Nr 1 Fan
06-01-2012, 05:30 PM
Great crowd btw, although sometimes they overdid it.

r2473
06-01-2012, 05:30 PM
Federer's worst nightmare

CooCooCachoo
06-01-2012, 05:31 PM
Fluke run of the eon. Happy for him though, seems a nice guy
on the flip side, new fucking low, kubot. What a choke.

Not at all. Goffin is still very young and has more talent than 80% of the current Top 100. I'd be very surprised if this is the last time he's in a 4R of a GS.

misty1
06-01-2012, 05:31 PM
Indeed, our Olympic comitee has no clue what they are doing.

doesnt belgium also have the rule that if a belgian player makes the 4th round or better of a grand slam during an olympic year they will overlook the ranking and let them play if they can?

156mphserve
06-01-2012, 05:31 PM
im so happy for him. If not for belgium's fucked up rules regarding olympic qualification he might have had an outside chance at getting in

I read here that their rule included round 4 at a slam so this meets the criteria?

JamieMU30
06-01-2012, 05:33 PM
Congrats Goffin....Lukasz could just not hold on to his leads...Served for both the first and second set and got broken...The third was NID...Lost opportunity to make the 4R here...But credit due to the better player...Hopefully, Lukasz plays Prostejov next week, he needs to make up some points badly....225 points to defend at Wimbledon will be a killer....Good luck to Goffin against Federer

misty1
06-01-2012, 05:33 PM
Fluke run of the eon. Happy for him though, seems a nice guy
on the flip side, new fucking low, kubot. What a choke.

definately not a fluke by any means. This is not the last time we'll see and hear of david.

LastRocket
06-01-2012, 05:34 PM
Good win :)

Voo de Mar
06-01-2012, 05:37 PM
First "lucky loser" in the 4th round in Paris.

ThP
06-01-2012, 05:37 PM
Kubot was terrible from 5-3 in the second and seemed to get very frustrated with the crowd.

Anyway, well done David. Enjoy the match against Roger!

BTW: do you guys know who was the last LL to reach a 4th round of a slam? (hint: he was also Belgian :p)

Action Jackson
06-01-2012, 05:38 PM
The Belgians were having great fun, not like Kubot didn't have his chance to serve it out.

Filo V.
06-01-2012, 05:40 PM
Good to see the talent go through.

Deathless Mortal
06-01-2012, 05:41 PM
:sport:
Very happy for David, he deserved this :yeah:
Yes it was an easy draw but this is his first GS main draw appearance and it's great he managed to come through it. Also, clay is not even his favored surface.
Provisionally #64 now :D

gaitare
06-01-2012, 05:41 PM
Kubot was terrible from 5-3 in the second and seemed to get very frustrated with the crowd.

Anyway, well done David. Enjoy the match against Roger!

BTW: do you guys know who was the last LL to reach a 4th round of a slam? (hint: he was also Belgian :p)

Dick Norman in the 90s?

Voo de Mar
06-01-2012, 05:41 PM
Kubot was terrible from 5-3 in the second and seemed to get very frustrated with the crowd.

Anyway, well done David. Enjoy the match against Roger!

BTW: do you guys know who was the last LL to reach a 4th round of a slam? (hint: he was also Belgian :p)

Dick Norman at Wimbledon '95.

Vinceremo
06-01-2012, 05:48 PM
I agree, of course, that Goffin is a good young talent but I think he's a bit overrated around here. He got a very generous draw after losing in the final round of qualifying against Sousa and basically took advantage of it, which is great effort for sure too. A great boost in the rankings for him now.

Dead Net Cord
06-01-2012, 05:50 PM
Congrats Goffin....Lukasz could just not hold on to his leads...Served for both the first and second set and got broken...The third was NID...Lost opportunity to make the 4R here...But credit due to the better player...Hopefully, Lukasz plays Prostejov next week, he needs to make up some points badly....225 points to defend at Wimbledon will be a killer....Good luck to Goffin against Federer

He's withdrawn today.

Roger the Dodger
06-01-2012, 05:55 PM
I agree, of course, that Goffin is a good young talent but I think he's a bit overrated around here. He got a very generous draw after losing in the final round of qualifying against Sousa and basically took advantage of it, which is great effort for sure too. A great boost in the rankings for him now.

I have said this before and I'll say it again. Indeed Goffin got lucky but its exactly the kind of luck that will get him out of the challenger circuits and put him in the tours attention. With his ranking now surely in the 70s, he will enjoy more wildcards and direct entry into qualies at tour level and that's exactly the boost he needed. For once, Lucky Loser is truly lucky and justified!

May he flourish with his great talent! Hope to see him in the top 20s someday, surely has that in him.

...And now officially into my signature. :D

emotion
06-01-2012, 06:11 PM
Not at all. Goffin is still very young and has more talent than 80% of the current Top 100. I'd be very surprised if this is the last time he's in a 4R of a GS.

I would too. He is young and talented. Still, reaching 4r as a lucky loser is quite a fluke

Mateya
06-01-2012, 06:13 PM
Goffin in the 4th round of Roland Garros :lol: :worship:

I wonder what would he be doing right now if he didn't get a LL place in the draw. Tennis is an amazing sport, you never know what will happen, full of opportunities and sky is a limit. :D

And looking at Fatherer matches this week, he definetly can make it competetive against him, maybe even clinch a set (or two, or three :p)

ciprianned
06-01-2012, 06:20 PM
David :worship::worship::worship:

Action Jackson
06-01-2012, 06:26 PM
I would too. He is young and talented. Still, reaching 4r as a lucky loser is quite a fluke

Is it, you win matches you progress through the draw. I am sorry I didn't play tough guys like Stepanek or Kubot and won his fault.

Corey Feldman
06-01-2012, 06:59 PM
Kubot should have won first 2 sets, clowned it

imagine if this 10 year old boy beats Fed as a LL

Orange Wombat
06-01-2012, 07:19 PM
Goffin was one VERY lucky loser, but I'm still happy for him. He has a solid game and mentality.

misty1
06-01-2012, 08:04 PM
why do some people here speak like goffin's youthful appearance is a bad thing?

LefandePatty
06-01-2012, 08:27 PM
Well done David! :banana:

Ouragan
06-01-2012, 08:39 PM
Great future for this guy.

Keyser Soze
06-01-2012, 09:17 PM
Goffin might look like a 15-year old, but his game has the wisdom and intelligence of a 30-year old.

My guess is he'll be at least in Top 50 at this time next year.

Certinfy
06-01-2012, 09:21 PM
When I saw him for the first time last year against Wawrinka in Chennai he impressed me as well as a lot of others. Crowd and commentators absolutely loved him (hence why he got a wildcard this year into Chennai).

Saw him at Wimbledon Qualies last year too and had a quick word and he seems a very nice genuine character, great to have someone like him on tour and I'm really glad that he's doing so well. Would love him to get a wildcard into Wimbledon, but before that hopefully he can play a good match against Federer. :)

Sonja1989
06-01-2012, 09:29 PM
I'm still pissed about the match, it was very unhealthy for my nerves, probably the worst tennis moments since months. I still can't say more.
Łukasz :hug: :hug:

*Jean*
06-01-2012, 09:39 PM
Lukasz :facepalm:

james82
06-01-2012, 10:23 PM
Kubot should have won first 2 sets, clowned it

imagine if this 10 year old boy beats Fed as a LL

if he beats fed he will probley tke out dj and nadal too :worship:
na was a good win for goffin its about time a younggun stepped itup and did something at a slam

Commander Data
06-01-2012, 10:24 PM
Fed is screwed.

Snowwy
06-01-2012, 10:31 PM
Kubot should have won first 2 sets, clowned it

imagine if this 10 year old boy beats Fed as a LL

Fed has really fallen if you are worried about this.

156mphserve
06-01-2012, 10:36 PM
Goffin might look like a 15-year old, but his game has the wisdom and intelligence of a 30-year old.

My guess is he'll be at least in Top 50 at this time next year.

that's a risky guess because with this result he's almost top 50 now:p

SapELee
06-01-2012, 11:04 PM
Congrats, haven't seen him play yet but hope to soon.

Blue Heart24
06-01-2012, 11:07 PM
Congrats to Goffin,not exactly a fan,but the draw opened up and he took a great opportunity,well done.Also seems like a nice guy and he's quite calm on court.

SelvenluvJo
06-02-2012, 03:14 AM
David is the real big deal.:yeah:
Try to play your best against the King.

The Prince
06-02-2012, 03:16 AM
Great work. Couldn't stop smiling.

Sri
06-02-2012, 03:17 AM
Kubot, a net rusher, grew so weary of seeing his deep volleys and approach shots get transformed into gold by Goffin’s deft hands that he watched one winner fly by late in the third set. He stared long and hard at Goffin, and then spat in his direction. The spittle came nowhere near the young Belgian, but Kubot was given a code violation by the chair umpire and was booed long and hard by the primarily Belgian crowd.

From http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/02/sports/tennis/from-lucky-loser-to-a-meeting-with-federer.html?_r=1

Disgraceful idiot.

Topspindoctor
06-02-2012, 03:19 AM
Failbot confirming his status as a disgraceful loser as well as a useless, talentless mug.

shiaben
06-02-2012, 04:07 AM
No surprises. Can't believe people had expectations for this clown.

loopback
06-02-2012, 05:39 AM
Wilander interview on Goffin

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duchuy89
06-02-2012, 05:52 AM
I chrees Goffin.

misty1
06-02-2012, 11:59 AM
From http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/02/sports/tennis/from-lucky-loser-to-a-meeting-with-federer.html?_r=1

Disgraceful idiot.

what an ass

Voo de Mar
06-02-2012, 12:09 PM
Whom Goffin replaced in the main draw?

Mahqz
06-02-2012, 12:34 PM
In fact nobody as the main draw was made after Monfils WD.

Nr 1 Fan
06-02-2012, 12:42 PM
From http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/02/sports/tennis/from-lucky-loser-to-a-meeting-with-federer.html?_r=1

Disgraceful idiot.

I think this gesture was more towards the Belgian crowd as he was obviously irritated by their support and he said afterwards that Goffin was the deserved winner so it wasn't towards David.

Still very bad sportmanship from him.