The overhead Andy missed on SP down

11-15-2006, 03:37 AM
Although it looks pretty damn nice, that was not to best time to try the air sampras.He needs to save that shot for blowout sets even then it is still a stupid shot, i remember Mark P a couple years ago at the Us Open trying that shot and coming down really hard and had to retire.

11-15-2006, 03:43 AM
But it was good to see him miss it bad. It made me laugh.

11-15-2006, 03:45 AM
I don't think he was trying to showboat at all. I think it was an awkward shot that he received and with little time he did what he could (that was my impression)

11-15-2006, 04:08 AM
I think the shot was a combination of him showing off (cause he obviously took his eye off the ball) and it just being a difficult shot. he literally had to jump if he wanted to get it.

Caerula Sanguis
11-15-2006, 04:16 AM
That lob ball fly pretty fast and Andy was rushing to the net at full speed. I don't think he could stop and back away for an easy overhead. I think it was a legitimate miss, a forced error.

11-15-2006, 04:16 AM
Yeah, you're right.

He should've done it when he was beating down Ljubo in the third set.

11-15-2006, 04:17 AM
I thought it was great. I was at the student center, in line for food, and they were showing the match on one of the big screen TVs. it made me laugh. :worship:

11-15-2006, 10:03 AM
I don't think he was showboating. It was more because of the setpoint at 6-4 when he played a weak forehand volley allowing Fed the easy pass. He must have decided that next time he wasn't going to try n play it weakly but in trying to play an aggressive shot with that much adrenaline flowing he just went for too much.

11-15-2006, 10:18 AM
When in doubt, let the ball bounce. It was an awful miss. Lost him the match pretty much.

11-15-2006, 11:03 AM
I'd argue the easy forehand he missed at 4-1 lost him the match, not to mention the missed first serve at 6-4. By the time he hit the overhead, he'd already mentally collapsed from his missed opportunities.

It's difficult to overcome losing to a player who has your number.

11-15-2006, 11:10 AM
anyone knows if I can get that sequence somewhere?? would love to see it. :devil:

11-15-2006, 11:39 AM
It was a tough shot, even if he'd made it I still don't think he'd have won. His chance was at *4-1 and *6-4 in the tie break.