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Zabaleta def Blake 7-5, 7-6(7) now faces Dr. Ivo for the title

gusman890
04-15-2007, 02:58 AM
nice run to the final after a long time of injuries and disapointments Mariano :)

too bad Ivo's gonna win tomorrow :)

danton
04-15-2007, 02:58 AM
Congrats to Zabaleta

Deboogle!.
04-15-2007, 02:59 AM
that doublefault on match point was................. wow.

gusman890
04-15-2007, 02:59 AM
Zabaleta was 2/10 on BP...yeahhh he is deff. breaking Ivo. Tomorrow.

Marek.
04-15-2007, 03:00 AM
Did the ball hit his frame 'cause I couldn't even see it.

martinatreue
04-15-2007, 03:00 AM
Blake could not handle anything resembling a drop shot, slice and had trouble with lobs too. Mariano hit some incredible shots under pressure.

That last double fault was downright ugly. Worse than Venus!!

Sjengster
04-15-2007, 03:00 AM
Congrats to Zabaleta

That was a long tiebreak! :p

Hendu
04-15-2007, 03:00 AM
¡vamos negro carajo!

It was a long time since the last time he made a final. He needs to take this tournament.

gusman890
04-15-2007, 03:01 AM
the last time Mariano won something was back in 2004 correct?

Kitty de Sade
04-15-2007, 03:01 AM
Handful of SP's in the second set- couldn't get any of them, and throws in a double on MP. James...:rolleyes:

Congrats to Zabaleta, really kept his cool. Good luck against Dr. Ivo, mate. :hatoff:

justClaudia
04-15-2007, 03:03 AM
:banana:

Good luck for tomorow Zaba.

GlennMirnyi
04-15-2007, 03:03 AM
Couldn't be better for Ivo.

Fergie
04-15-2007, 03:04 AM
Mariano!!! :yeah:

Deboogle!.
04-15-2007, 03:04 AM
Did the ball hit his frame 'cause I couldn't even see it.Pretty sure it did :help:

Handful of SP's in the second set- couldn't get any of them, and throws in a double on MP. James...:rolleyes: To be fair, Zabaleta played pretty much universally stunning points on all of the SPs that James had. I can't remember one off the top of my head where James made a mistake.

martinatreue
04-15-2007, 03:04 AM
I would like to see Zabaleta and Canas playing the finals against each other naked. Just a thought. :o

Hendu
04-15-2007, 03:04 AM
the last time Mariano won something was back in 2004 correct?

Yes, in Bastad.

Voo de Mar
04-15-2007, 03:04 AM
Typical Blake - another wasted great chance to finally win a match after saving match point.

croat123
04-15-2007, 03:06 AM
blake is such a joke...beats a 50 year old, struggles in a set vs. kuznetsova, gets outplayed by monaco and now beaten in straight sets by zabaleta hahaha

gusman890
04-15-2007, 03:09 AM
blake is such a joke...beats a 50 year old, struggles in a set vs. kuznetsova, gets outplayed by monaco and now beaten in straight sets by zabaleta hahaha

Can't go wrong with those accomplishments :)

alelysafina
04-15-2007, 03:11 AM
:woohoo: :woohoo:

Burrow
04-15-2007, 03:13 AM
blake is such a joke...beats a 50 year old, struggles in a set vs. kuznetsova, gets outplayed by monaco and now beaten in straight sets by zabaleta hahaha

he won those matches and thats what matters.

marti_228
04-15-2007, 03:14 AM
Vamos Zabala!
The revenge from Tandil.
He's such a nice a guy and was very unlucky on last 2 years so I'm really glad he's having these results.
:)

Another Argentinean in a final.

Andre♥
04-15-2007, 03:14 AM
Zabaleta was amazing in the set points, especially in the TB 5-6*

Showed no fear, made Blake pull a Nadal, putting him in a position that he could shake hands with the ball boys, enters the court and hits a great forehand!

:worship: :worship: :worship:

Metis
04-15-2007, 03:16 AM
That was an entertaining match despite the weather conditions :tape:. First time watching Zabaleta play. Good job! :yeah:

Hendu
04-15-2007, 03:23 AM
Is good to see him back on track. One of the most liked players in the locker rooms.

If only he were able to get his 1999 game back, that would be great.

*Viva Chile*
04-15-2007, 03:24 AM
Well done Mr. Tenis Pro :yeah:

dylan24
04-15-2007, 03:27 AM
too bad, i wanted ivo to bury james on sunday
oh well

dylan24
04-15-2007, 03:29 AM
blake is such a joke...beats a 50 year old, struggles in a set vs. kuznetsova, gets outplayed by monaco and now beaten in straight sets by zabaleta hahaha

he was a joke after getting ***** by the frenchies at indian wells and miami.

Merton
04-15-2007, 03:29 AM
Congrats, I just hope he stays healthy and enjoys the game. James was just out of it today, but he had a good run in this tournament.

gusman890
04-15-2007, 03:56 AM
vamos zab :)

ChinoRios4Ever
04-15-2007, 03:56 AM
Never in doubt Zabala :banana:

Medina
04-15-2007, 03:59 AM
I thought Blake had him ;p, but well done mariano

jole
04-15-2007, 04:05 AM
I love how TTC were pussies and wouldn't even replay the double fault Blake hit. Hi-lar-ious.

Hendu
04-15-2007, 04:11 AM
íVamos negro! :rocker2:

http://www.lanacion.com.ar/anexos/imagen/07/653795.JPG

Tomy
04-15-2007, 04:52 AM
Nice one Zabala!!!!! Teach Ivo some tennis tomorrow!!!!!!!

Sparko1030
04-15-2007, 05:14 AM
:yeah: Z!!! I hope he wins the title tomorrow-great to see him getting good results again. :)

TMJordan
04-15-2007, 05:33 AM
Vamos, Mariano finishes what Pico forgets too and sends James home :D

Kolya
04-15-2007, 05:35 AM
Vamos Zaba.

dijus
04-15-2007, 05:38 AM
Mariano :yeah:

RickDaStick
04-15-2007, 06:06 AM
No suprise. Blake is a mug just like his buddy Mardy.

~EMiLiTA~
04-15-2007, 06:17 AM
Mariano :rocker2: :rocker2:

BATES
04-15-2007, 06:53 AM
B R A V O :worship:

leng jai
04-15-2007, 09:11 AM
Can't believe the two clay masters have been ousted in Houston.

Bj÷rki
04-15-2007, 09:16 AM
Zaba :yeah:

Allez
04-15-2007, 09:19 AM
What a joke this tournament is. Seriously what's the point :shrug:

Action Jackson
04-15-2007, 09:36 AM
Never in doubt.

Action Jackson
04-15-2007, 09:36 AM
What a joke this tournament is. Seriously what's the point :shrug:

I usually think the same about your posts .

JMG
04-15-2007, 10:00 AM
Ni$e win and now he will destroy the doctor.

Adler
04-15-2007, 10:15 AM
Well done Mr. Tenis Pro :yeah:
touche :)

AnnaK_4ever
04-15-2007, 10:32 AM
Associated Press:
Qualifier Mariano Zabaleta pulled off an improbable upset Saturday night, beating second-seeded James Blake 7-5, 7-6 (7) in blustery, cold conditions to advance to the final in the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships.

Win over Blake... on clay... Upset?.. Improbable???
:haha:

Bilbo
04-15-2007, 10:34 AM
expected win by Zabaleta :yeah:

decrepitude
04-15-2007, 10:49 AM
What a joke this tournament is. Seriously what's the point :shrug:

I think it is *just* possible that players lower down the rankings need points as much as, if not more, than, the top players. That is the point for them.

If you are only interested in the top players, why not just avoid the smaller tournament threads?

Blue Heart24
04-15-2007, 11:01 AM
Expected win for Zabaleta.
But the run ends right here.

Viken01
04-15-2007, 11:08 AM
congrat zabaleta, good luck against karlovic !

SwiSha
04-15-2007, 11:14 AM
I usually think the same about your posts usually.

:lol:

Horatio Caine
04-15-2007, 12:28 PM
I usually think the same about your posts .

:haha: :haha:

:worship:

martine2
04-15-2007, 01:11 PM
ZABA :woohoo: :woohoo:

Now please take the title!!!!!!!!!!

ASP0315
04-15-2007, 02:00 PM
Congrats Zaba, :yeah:

gusman890
04-15-2007, 02:03 PM
Zab's the man

But Ivo is the doc. ;)

lau
04-15-2007, 02:26 PM
A little late, but.... Zabala!! :banana:

Now take the title!! :D

martinatreue
04-15-2007, 04:12 PM
I think that the poster/hater who posted that did not watch the match. Zabaleta played some truly inspired tennis on big points. Truly spectacular stuff.

Julio1974
04-15-2007, 04:12 PM
I usually think the same about your posts .

:haha:

Allez
04-15-2007, 06:43 PM
I usually think the same about your posts .

Well I'm glad & rather shocked you can think at all in your old age :rolleyes:

GlennMirnyi
04-15-2007, 06:57 PM
What a joke this tournament is. Seriously what's the point :shrug:

I usually think the same about your posts .

:haha: :haha: :haha:

Owned!

Associated Press:


Win over Blake... on clay... Upset?.. Improbable???
:haha:

Allez is writing for the Associated Press.

Well I'm glad & rather shocked you can think at all in your old age :rolleyes:

I think a Neanderthal is more logical than you.

Allez
04-15-2007, 06:59 PM
And here comes GWH's most loyal storm trooper :o

gusman890
04-15-2007, 07:01 PM
Allez, not to be rude.

but GWH had a point.

Action Jackson
04-15-2007, 07:05 PM
Allez you are a fool and below will give further evidence of that. Anyone that says Ginepri losing on clay is an upset is an arse clown.

Speaking of wisdom, you are making this too easy.

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=3333485&postcount=12

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=3333499&postcount=14

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=3333518&postcount=16

You might get the concept of match ups one day.

GlennMirnyi
04-15-2007, 07:07 PM
And here comes GWH's most loyal storm trooper :o

When you say something of value maybe someone will be on your side. :lol:

Allez
04-15-2007, 07:08 PM
Allez, not to be rude.

but GWH had a point.

And of course he's entitled to make his point...as we are all even if others do not agree ;) . What I find amusing are all these mini GWH's with no original thoughts of their own just hanging off this dinosaur's every word like leeches :eek:

Allez
04-15-2007, 07:13 PM
When you say something of value maybe someone will be on your side. :lol:

I'm not looking for anyone to be on "my side". I'm perfectly happy to have your leader GWH (who acts as some type of tired thought police) disagree with me. I like it that way. ;)

gusman890
04-15-2007, 07:15 PM
Im not a GWH fallower.

Notice he only speaks when he has something interesting or an insult to say when is in the right time. He doesnt go off like a random time bomb.

most of the time, i agree since its approbrate for the situation.

GlennMirnyi
04-15-2007, 07:17 PM
I'm not looking for anyone to be on "my side". I'm perfectly happy to have your leader GWH (who acts as some type of tired thought police) disagree with me. I like it that way. ;)

Being a simpleton sucks.

Im not a GWH fallower.

Notice he only speaks when he has something interesting or an insult to say when is in the right time. He doesnt go off like a random time bomb.

most of the time, i agree since its approbrate for the situation.

Don't bother... you know the first defense of someone who's wrong is to say people agree with the right one just because they have an affinity.

gusman890
04-15-2007, 07:19 PM
true glenn, but i like to ramble on :) excuse me

nhissan
04-16-2007, 05:01 AM
Blake could not handle anything resembling a drop shot, slice and had trouble with lobs too. Mariano hit some incredible shots under pressure.

That last double fault was downright ugly. Worse than Venus!!

:lol:

nhissan
04-16-2007, 05:08 AM
What a joke this tournament is. Seriously what's the point :shrug:

I second that I mean a final Zaba VS Karlo is a pure joke, even if it was free I would not go to see this match, no way