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Haas defeats Coria 6-4; 6-4 / Federer defeats Ljubicic 6-4; 6-3

mangoes
01-12-2006, 02:06 AM
Haas into Kooyong final after victory over Coria

MELBOURNE, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Germany's Tommy Haas became the first player into the final of the invitational Kooyong Classic on Thursday with a 6-4 6-4 victory over Argentina's Guillermo Coria.

Haas, who upset world number one Roger Federer in three sets on Wednesday, seized his opportunities in the baseline battle with the Argentine to set up a final against either compatriot Nicolas Keifer or Andy Roddick.

World number three Roddick and Keifer meet on Friday.

The eight-player tournament is one of the traditional warm-up events for the Australian Open starting in Melbourne on Monday.

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World number one Roger Federer, who was upset by Haas in three sets on Wednesday, bounced back quickly from that surprise defeat to overpower Ivan Ljubicic 6-4 6-3.

Federer, who had said the loss to Hass would not upset his Australian Open preparations, took the first set after breaking the Croat's serve in the 10th game.

However, the Swiss dropped serve in the first game of the second set and was visibly annoyed with his lapse in concentration.

He broke back immediately and established a 3-1 lead before breaking Ljubicic again in the eighth game with a ferocious backhand pass.

Hola Mr. SK
01-12-2006, 02:16 AM
:eek:
Tommy's on fire!:bounce:

mojo37_12
01-12-2006, 02:20 AM
The fact that it was on hardcourt... makes it less surprising. The Federer match however blew me away. Looks like the new haircut is doing him good. :)

Devotee
01-12-2006, 02:34 AM
:eek:
Tommy's on fire!:bounce:


Hope he stays that way!

Deboogle!.
01-12-2006, 02:37 AM
The fact that it was on hardcourt... makes it less surprising.The fact that Coria dropped serve serving at 4-5 in each set makes it even doubly less surprising :lol:

mangoes
01-12-2006, 02:52 AM
The fact that Coria dropped serve serving at 4-5 in each set makes it even doubly less surprising :lol:

You're kidding............... :lol: :lol: :lol: ..................CORIA :shout: :shout: .........you are my most fustrating player on my favorites list.

zimzim
01-12-2006, 03:57 AM
If Haas stays injury free then he should do a lot of damage this year, for me he's always been one of the best players on the tour, but has been very unlucky.

Deboogle!.
01-12-2006, 04:12 AM
You're kidding............... :lol: :lol: :lol: ..................CORIA :shout: :shout: .........you are my most fustrating player on my favorites list.I wish I were, but someone was giving scores in the exhibition forum. He dropped serve at 4-5 in each set (they traded breaks in the first set, haas served for it at 5-3, was broken, and then broke for the set). So I'm sure Tommy played well as it seems he has since the start of the season, but it also sounds like Coria help him a bit at the end of the sets lol


Also, Mirnyi beat Monfils 6-2 7-5 :)

Baseline
01-12-2006, 04:18 AM
The fact that Coria dropped serve serving at 4-5 in each set makes it even doubly less surprising :lol:

Were they DFs or lost rallies? Were those two lost last games the same, or were the reasons for losing the games different? Thanks for the info!

I haven't heard anything about match stats or what shots were used most effectively, or what types of serves players used. There is next to nothing on this tournament, including in the press articles afterward. Tommy just said he was broken on serve a couple times, but was able to serve well when he needed to - that was pretty much it. Have to open his interview up from the AAMI site though - maybe more in there.

Can't wait for the AO - that website has everything!

Deboogle!.
01-12-2006, 04:20 AM
Were they DFs or lost rallies? Were those two lost last games the same, or were the reasons for losing the games different? Thanks for the info!

I haven't heard anything about match stats or what shots were used most effectively, or what types of serves players used. There is next to nothing on this tournament, including in the press articles afterward. Tommy just said he was broken on serve a couple times, but was able to serve well when he needed to - that was pretty much it. Have to open his interview up from the AAMI site though - maybe more in there.

Can't wait for the AO - that website has everything!Yeah, his interview is up on the site, I haven't read it. I don't know how Coria lost the games, the person wasn't that specific, sorry :( The thread is in the exhibition forum here at MTF so you can go read it for yourself to try to glean some details. I've seen Coria play enough the past few months to know that he seems to have trouble with confidence in his serve so I would not at all be surprised if it were a combination of Tommy returning well (because he has a good return so that's safe to assume :)) and Coria making some pretty poor mistakes on serve when it got tight.

lucashg
01-12-2006, 04:44 AM
You're kidding............... :lol: :lol: :lol: ..................CORIA :shout: :shout: .........you are my most fustrating player on my favorites list.

Here too. :lol:
But right after beating Ljubicic 62 62 he does this again! :o:p

MisterQ
01-12-2006, 05:02 AM
Great to see Tommy playing well again! :dance:

krystlel
01-12-2006, 05:09 AM
Coria served a double fault to lose his serve in the first set and in the second set. He also served a double fault at 0-15 serving to stay in the match. They were very nervous double faults too which weren't anywhere near close to going in, much like the service problems he has been having recently. In the last game, in the second point there was also a really shaky serve that he only just spun in very short in the box. It was rather frustrating. I hope he stops having these problems soon.

Deboogle!.
01-12-2006, 05:10 AM
Coria served a double fault to lose his serve in the first set and in the second set. He also served a double fault at 0-15 serving to stay in the match. They were very nervous double faults too which weren't anywhere near close to going in, much like the service problems he has been having recently. In the last game, in the second point there was also a really shaky serve that he only just spun in very short in the box. It was rather frustrating. I hope he stops having these problems soon.Thanks for those details. Ouch, poor Coria.

Dirk
01-12-2006, 05:20 AM
If Haas stays injury free then he should do a lot of damage this year, for me he's always been one of the best players on the tour, but has been very unlucky.

He should have a good year but he still has issues mentally out there but if he can close that gap he should make the Cup.

1sun
01-12-2006, 06:53 AM
well done roger. anyone know how he was playing?
hopefuly the duck makes the final

krystlel
01-12-2006, 08:02 AM
It didn't seem like either Federer or Ljubicic were taking the match seriously. It was a bad match to watch. Federer's play was very patchy. He made a lot of easy errors and was getting a bit frustrated when he missed easy shots. Ljubicic wasn't serving at full pace, which I thought was strange and generally seemed like he didn't want to be playing.

heya
01-12-2006, 09:05 AM
They did take it seriously. Haas served well in the 1st match. The right speed and placement. He took the pace off the ball and hit dropshots well. Only 2 sloppy games in the 1st and 3rd sets. He didn't blast stupidly.

^Sue^
01-12-2006, 09:07 AM
This is ONLY AN EXHIBITION MATCH. Not really need to compare their performances because the upcoming Australian Open is much more serious.....AGREE?:)

MariaV
01-12-2006, 10:03 AM
Roger seems to be just fine. :D

<Eve>
01-12-2006, 11:23 AM
This is ONLY AN EXHIBITION MATCH. Not really need to compare their performances because the upcoming Australian Open is much more serious.....AGREE?:)

It might be an exhibition, BUT.. it still is the warming up for the AO, so it is important to me and them i believe..!! :eek: :rolleyes:

Bolar Bolabi
01-12-2006, 11:25 AM
Haas is coming back to the way he was a couple of years ago and it's great to see. He's always been a favourite of mine.

Hope he goes far in the Aus Open.

gillian
01-12-2006, 01:40 PM
:eek:
Tommy's on fire!:bounce:

He's always played well on hard courts.

prima donna
01-12-2006, 04:06 PM
We will have to see the results Haas has in Australia, as I have lost all faith in him after his USO defeat to Ginepri.

Completely unacceptable.

revolution
01-12-2006, 04:56 PM
Haas could be a major threat- maybe his days as the number 2 player in the world are back?

The game needs as many up there challenging, so hopefully he can.

KoOlMaNsEaN
01-12-2006, 09:02 PM
as usual roger cleans up his act after a loss :)

enqvistfan
01-12-2006, 09:51 PM
Congrats Haas :banana: Deserves to be back on top :)