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Stepanek def. Lopez 7-6, 7-6

Sjengster
10-14-2005, 02:06 PM
And makes it 4 straight victories over the Spaniard - evidently a tough match-up for Lopez, Radek is a good returner and with his attacking game forces Lopez to hit a lot of awkward backhand passes.

Neely
10-14-2005, 02:08 PM
close match, could have gone either way if you lose tiebreaks to 8 and 5
Lopez messed up a few chances in the first set tiebreak, then again you could say he may never get so far because Stepanek had already 6-3 which Lopez saved

suprisingly it were two forehands that cost Lopez the match in important situations, one in the first set TB, one in the second set TB

Sjengster
10-14-2005, 02:11 PM
I followed the scoring report on the tournament website, I gather those two forehands were both into the net at crucial moments. Mind you, they both did their best to screw up the first set TB, I find it hard to believe Stepanek could have come back if he'd lost that set after blowing a 6-3 lead.

Neely
10-14-2005, 02:15 PM
Yes, first set was crucial for sure. Lopez cracked his racket, I think he also knew it and was pissed off about it. Overall I think the result was no coincidence. As you (Sjengster) pointed out, Stepanek has beaten Lopez before already three times and for me personally Lopez never seemed to feel so comfortable playing well this year in Vienna as he struggled in the first round already and he had great troubles against Marach also (but I also would like to notify that Marach did play a great match himself and that he not only lived on Lopez' errors).

lilfairyprincess
10-14-2005, 02:16 PM
maybe 5th time lucky feli......

ezekiel
10-14-2005, 02:45 PM
the matchup of pretty boys :lol:

alfonsojose
10-14-2005, 02:52 PM
the matchup of pretty boys :lol:
:lol:

Fergie
10-14-2005, 03:56 PM
Well done Beauty! :yeah:

enqvistfan
10-14-2005, 03:58 PM
Feli :( suerte en Madrid !!

Galaxystorm
10-14-2005, 04:06 PM
Watching as Feliciano played against Marach , his defeat in the next round was announced , in fact Feliciano had been defeated yesterday by any ATP player, but Marach has challenger players level ....

Feliciano won the lottery last year in Vienna, and miracles only happen one time :devil:

FELICIANO, ERES UN PAKETE :yeah:

Scotso
10-14-2005, 05:18 PM
Feli :rolleyes:

LaTenista
10-14-2005, 05:21 PM
Some order finally restored at ATP Vienna. :lol: Stepanek is a great indoor player.