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Ancic destroyed Gonzo 6-0 6-3

RaVeR
01-12-2006, 01:40 AM
Good job Mario :yeah:

please win the Title !!

_pyromatic
01-12-2006, 01:41 AM
No choking at all! :yeah:

croat123
01-12-2006, 01:45 AM
second set could have been cleaner...

but i'm happy :D:D:D:woohoo::bounce::banana:

RaVeR
01-12-2006, 01:57 AM
but i must say...Gonzo gifted win to Mario :(

El Legenda
01-12-2006, 01:58 AM
:yeah:

pryss
01-12-2006, 02:17 AM
:banana:

mojo37_12
01-12-2006, 02:23 AM
second set could have been cleaner...

Haha! Cmon it was an outstanding win! :D

croat123
01-12-2006, 02:25 AM
i know :p i'm picky

+alonso
01-12-2006, 02:38 AM
OMFG :o What Happened Fernando!
What the hell did you do? Hmm nothing.. :o

Shoulder Injury! Damn!!!! :sobbing:

star
01-12-2006, 03:25 AM
oh, too bad Gonzalez is injured.

But I'm really happy for Ancic. :woohoo:

Björki
01-12-2006, 05:34 AM
Fena :(

Ančićka
01-12-2006, 11:22 AM
but i must say...Gonzo gifted win to Mario :(
You always find something to whine about. :rolleyes:

fanancic
01-12-2006, 11:41 AM
Well done Mario!!!!
Now win the title...

Horatio Caine
01-12-2006, 11:56 AM
but i must say...Gonzo gifted win to Mario :(

Mate, at least you don't need to say this all the time:

Stupid Mario! Chocker Mario! Idiot Mario! You will never win big titles Mario!! :fiery: :help: :help: :help: :mad: :fiery: :mad: :help: :help: :mad: :mad: :mad:

Be happy man! ;)

gooner88
01-12-2006, 12:00 PM
Mate, at least you don't need to say this all the time:

Stupid Mario! Chocker Mario! Idiot Mario! You will never win big titles Mario!! :fiery: :help: :help: :help: :mad: :fiery: :mad: :help: :help: :mad: :mad: :mad:

Be happy man! ;)

:haha: :haha: :haha:

Aleksa's Laydee
01-12-2006, 12:36 PM
Gonzo :eek: :help:

Frederick16
01-12-2006, 12:59 PM
why is everyone here talking about choking every time when mario is in play. i am wondering who is a reasonable tennis player yourselfs because a real choke is jana novotna against rubin or graf... that is choking not losing when you had matchpoint at 54 40/30 3th set... mario rocks!!! :worship:

Papakori
01-12-2006, 01:05 PM
:crying2:

cobalt60
01-12-2006, 01:26 PM
Whoa would not have expected that score?

pav
01-12-2006, 05:23 PM
Article on the match


Jan 12, 2006
By Dana Johannsen at the ASB Tennis Centre

2005 champion and top seed Fernando Gonzalez crashed out of the Heineken Open quarterfinals on Thursday going down to Croatian fifth-seed Mario Ancic 6-0 6-3.

It was the first time in Gonzalez's career that he had lost a set 6-0 as he could not seem to land the ball on the court in the opening set.

The world number 11 seemed to find his rhythm later in the match, but Ancic pulled off some big service games, saving five break points to ensure Gonzalez never got a look-in to the match.

After the match Gonzalez admitted he experienced pain in his shoulder during the game, which caused him to lose his concentration early on. But the number one seed denied it was the reason behind his loss on Thursday.

"I felt a little bit of pain in my shoulder when I was serving, but Mario played a very good match today," Gonzalez said.

"I lost concentration at the beginning, but it's part of the game, you're always going to have some pain and you're always going to play some not-so-good matches."

Nevertheless, the shoulder injury has forced Gonzalez and his doubles partner Nicolas Massu to withdraw from their Thursday night match-up with Belgian brothers Olivier and Christophe Rochus.

Ancic said he thought he played "extremely well" and was pleased with the way he was able to finish Gonzalez off in the second set after the Chilean threatened to break serve.

"I was really happy that I finished it off and didn't give too many chances to a high quality player like Fernando to come back because one set can be like that and then completely different in the second set," Ancic said.

"That was the plan to try and come in and break his rhythm, and still play my game and I think I executed extremely well today."

Ancic, who lead his country to their first ever Davis Cup victory last year, started strongly on centre court at the ASB Tennis Centre, with his powerful serve causing all sorts of problems for the defending champ.

And with the Croatian's service game on song, there was just no room for error from Gonzalez.

Once the Chilean lost his serve the first set was effectively over such was the strength of Ancic's service game. But Gonzalez didn't help his own cause either, with the South American guilty of making unforced error after unforced error, spraying the ball all over the court in the opening set.

As a result, Ancic made short work of the first set, wrapping it up in 19 minutes.

Gonzalez had to wait until his first serve of the second set before he won his first game of the match, much to the delight of the sold out crowd in Auckland.

The pair remained on serve until the sixth game, when Ancic broke the Chilean to take a 4-2 lead. From there the Croatian had the match sewn up, as Gonzalez became increasingly frustrated.

Ancic will meet Swiss qualifier Stanislas Wawrinka in Friday's semifinals after the 20-year-old overwhelmed German Florian Mayer in the first quarterfinal match-up of the day.

The pair have never played each other, but Ancic is expecting the youngster to be tough.

"I've watched him here and at a couple of other tournaments. He's a young, up-and-coming player and of course he's had a great run here," he said.

"The most important thing is to just try and stay positive and play my own game."

Source: One Sport


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pav
01-12-2006, 05:25 PM
Also Video highlights on matches and article on Rochus Ferrer etc on this page

http://www.tvnz.co.nz/view/sport_index_skin/sport_index_group

Geniey2g
01-12-2006, 05:49 PM
Absolutely 0 reason why he shouldn't go on to win the title now. Well, maybe a few reasons, but he should really sew this up.

Sjengster
01-12-2006, 08:23 PM
It was the first time in Gonzalez's career that he had lost a set 6-0 as he could not seem to land the ball on the court in the opening set.

Apart from the other 12, of course. Does anybody even bother to research these things?

GonzoFan
01-12-2006, 08:26 PM
Apart from the other 12, of course. Does anybody even bother to research these things?

:lol:

I know! I hate when journalists make that kind of mistakes :rolleyes:

gooner88
01-12-2006, 08:27 PM
Apart from the other 12, of course. Does anybody even bother to research these things?

:lol:
I remember Nalbo giving him a bagel at the US Open last year for example. :scratch:

GonzoFan
01-12-2006, 08:31 PM
:lol:
I remember Nalbo giving him a bagel at the US Open last year for example. :scratch:


yes ... I remember that too ... :sad: :smash:
that was the last bagel he got before Ancic ...

Sjengster
01-12-2006, 08:34 PM
I've seen this mistake made in reference to a number of players, it's as though the journalist wants to promote the tournament by saying, "Ooo, player X bagelled - you saw it here first!" And they're virtually never right. I mean, it took me two minutes on the ATP site to find another bagel scoreline from Gonzo's career.

disturb3d
01-12-2006, 08:55 PM
Gonzo is talentless, about time he got a thrashing.

+alonso
01-12-2006, 09:11 PM
I've seen this mistake made in reference to a number of players, it's as though the journalist wants to promote the tournament by saying, "Ooo, player X bagelled - you saw it here first!" And they're virtually never right. I mean, it took me two minutes on the ATP site to find another bagel scoreline from Gonzo's career.
Yep, against Blake last year..for ex.
But, well he was playing with a shoulder injury and he didnt want to take any risk.. he also played poorly.

Fergie
01-12-2006, 10:19 PM
Poor Feńa! :hug:

Now take the title Mario! :yeah:

NicoFan
01-12-2006, 10:36 PM
Apart from the other 12, of course. Does anybody even bother to research these things?

No, they don't. :rolleyes:

Its more than annoying when you read inaccurate statements like this.

And hear the TV commentators rambling on and on, and half the things they are saying aren't correct.

Sad when the fans know more than the supposed "experts".