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Stakhovsky def. Tursunov 7-5 4-6 7-6(4)

ANT0N!0
10-11-2006, 05:59 PM
A good win for the young Ukranian, second seed Tursunov ousted in first round.

I would say this was the second upset of the day in Moscow, following Mathieu's loss to Tipsarevic.

GlennMirnyi
10-11-2006, 06:04 PM
Mathieu losing is never an upset.

Tursunov played awfully in the third set (what I watched).

Pigpen Stinks
10-11-2006, 06:06 PM
Not so sure if Mathieu losing to Tipsy on a fast court would qualify as an upset.

As for Dmitry, at least he still has his three set match streak intact. Seven and running.

virex
10-11-2006, 06:07 PM
Mathieu losing is never an upset.

Tursunov played awfully in the third set (what I watched).

you watched online or on a tv channel???

TMJordan
10-11-2006, 06:08 PM
:sad:

ANT0N!0
10-11-2006, 06:09 PM
Dmitry..:rolleyes:

Stats

Stakhovsky - Tursunov
11 Aces 17
4 Double Faults 2
79 1st Serve winning % 88
52 2nd Serve winning % 57
68 Total service points won % 74
26 Total return points won % 32
95 Total points won 101

slack pack
10-11-2006, 06:10 PM
I guess Dima took too much rest for IRON MAN

GlennMirnyi
10-11-2006, 06:10 PM
you watched online or on a tv channel???

Online. Stockholm is on ESPN Brasil, though.

MarieS
10-11-2006, 06:12 PM
Dima...:smash:. doing his best safin impersonation.

Saumon
10-11-2006, 06:14 PM
Mathieu losing is never an upset.

Tursunov played awfully in the third set (what I watched).

it was not just the 3rd set :o

Vass
10-11-2006, 06:15 PM
Judging from the stats, Dima oafed.

ANT0N!0
10-11-2006, 06:17 PM
Mathieu losing is never an upset.

Tursunov played awfully in the third set (what I watched).

Yeah, you're right there. Mathieu can lose with anyone and still won't be an upset..

It's just that Tipsarevic's results this year haven't been good so far. However, he just won a few Challengers lately so he must have been improving his game.

JMG
10-11-2006, 06:21 PM
Stakhovsky deserved to win. He's the smarter player, a real talent. His dropshots for example are great. He also has no real weakness in his game.

What surprises me is that he lost to Rusedski in the DC.

ANT0N!0
10-11-2006, 06:28 PM
What surprises me is that he lost to Rusedski in the DC.

Well, he's still very young and he's beginning to obtain good results. Rusedski's experience in DC might have played an important role.

Chris Seahorse
10-11-2006, 06:38 PM
Stakhovsky deserved to win. He's the smarter player, a real talent. His dropshots for example are great. He also has no real weakness in his game.

What surprises me is that he lost to Rusedski in the DC.

Sergiy is a wonderful player to watch. He hits about the flashiest touch shots in men's tennis. He's got unbelievable flair. But he still has alot to learn about what shot to hit when. His game is also not really at all suited to clay either hence the davis cup loss wasnt a big surprise for me. A game with all the subtlety, variety and flair of Stakhovsky's inevitably takes longer to develop than that of a claycourt bassliner who simply learns how to hit good topspin shots and run like hell; or for that matter a hardcourt basher who simply has a good serve and a big forehand.

But I am really looking forward to watching Sergiy's game develop over the next 3 or 4 years.

GlennMirnyi
10-11-2006, 06:39 PM
Stakhovsky deserved to win. He's the smarter player, a real talent. His dropshots for example are great. He also has no real weakness in his game.

What surprises me is that he lost to Rusedski in the DC.

Real funny. I suppose you're not being serious. Of course he has weaknesses, and they are not few: irregular from the baseline, shaky volleys and is kinda slow. He's not smarter than Tursunov, or at least that's not the reason he won today. He won because Tursunov played below average and his serve was really going around. No more, no less.

Kristen
10-11-2006, 06:41 PM
:woohoo:
*Sorry for calling you Florian, Sergiy.... and uhh... then thinking you were Kohlschreiber*
:bolt:

ANT0N!0
10-11-2006, 06:53 PM
Real funny. I suppose you're not being serious. Of course he has weaknesses, and they are not few: irregular from the baseline, shaky volleys and is kinda slow. He's not smarter than Tursunov, or at least that's not the reason he won today. He won because Tursunov played below average and his serve was really going around. No more, no less.

Definitely! I mean, Stakhovsky didn't won today because he was smarter than Tursunov. Judging from the stats, Dmitry lost because he didn't take any chances and apparently, he wasn't at the top of his game today. I'm not saying it wasn't a deserved victory, because it was, but Tursunov definitely contributed to his defeat. Just look at the break points won: Stakhovsky 2/3, Tursunov 2/8.

Credit to the winner anyways and congrats to Sergey.

Scotso
10-11-2006, 08:32 PM
what an awesome win for Sergiy :D

neenah
10-11-2006, 09:53 PM
Bad loss, but nice win :(

Minotaur
10-11-2006, 10:07 PM
Tursunov was a better player all match.

Stakhovski's return abilities suck in the 3rd set, it was Dima who made a stupid mistake in a tie-break.

Stakhovski mostly played boring serve and volley the whole match though they were good serve and good serve volley put in the right place.

For example all bps in the 3rd set were saved superbly. And Sergey also made great drop shot to level score to 33 in a tie-break. This was one of the key points in a tie-break. If Dima made it 5-2*, it would have been the end for sure.

njnetswill
10-12-2006, 12:00 AM
Tursunov needs to stop playing every week. I understand this is his home tournament, but he has played about 4 weeks in a row.

Regenbogen
10-12-2006, 12:08 AM
Wow. Nice win :eek: Yeah Tursunov has got to be tired by now though

neenah
10-12-2006, 01:27 AM
Tursunov needs to stop playing every week. I understand this is his home tournament, but he has played about 4 weeks in a row.

Not only that but there was the five set Davis Cup match and one week where he made the final so that's a lot of tennis. He should take a break..

ANT0N!0
10-12-2006, 01:40 AM
Wow. Nice win :eek: Yeah Tursunov has got to be tired by now though

Right, I guess he should be tired by now! He's the top 50 player with more tournaments played so far in 2006. 28 in the year, followed by fellow compatriot Davydenko with 27. :rolleyes: