Haas def. Darcis 6-7 7-5 6-3 6-4

08-27-2007, 09:10 PM
:bounce: I was worried about Tommy after he lost the first set.

08-27-2007, 09:11 PM
Darcis is a taller version of Ollie Rochus.

Good win by Haas.

08-27-2007, 09:17 PM
Not a shameful performance by Steve. He did well in his first grand slam match to take a set off a top ten player and keep up with him in the other sets.

Hope he goes forward in his career and further up the rankings.

08-27-2007, 09:25 PM
Indeed, I was impressed with Darcis. His serve is very strong for his height, he has a very fluid game one-handed both sides and moves fast. I think he plays a little like Wawrinka, Youzhny and the likes. Problem is, his blood boiled every instant.

08-27-2007, 09:34 PM
good win for tommy

08-27-2007, 09:36 PM
I see a good future to Steve in a few years. :)

08-27-2007, 09:38 PM
First time in about seven matches that I have seen Steve play very good tennis :woohoo:

And yes, I missed his main draw matches in Amersfoort ;) But in qualies he was crap.

08-27-2007, 09:40 PM
Darcis has played better than ranking #120, Tommy won ugly match which was most because he has bigger experenced and Darcis gives some errors to Haas in some moments. The longer the match was, the more it was to Tommy's side.
glad Haas winning it, was difficult situation because of his shoulder problems before US Open, did not have good timing in his shots at the start

08-27-2007, 09:41 PM
Tommy looked really good, especially at the end, and held it together well out there, because Darcis was by no means playing badly - he pushed Tommy hard right the way along.

Fairly serve-dominant match for some reason, both tended to hold pretty easily and struggled to get into the return games.

Steve got a rough draw and deserved better than a R1 loss, playing as he did.

08-27-2007, 10:10 PM
This was only the 3rd time I've seen Darcis play and I'm really liking his game. This will have been a good experience for him and hopefully he continues to progress :yeah:

08-27-2007, 11:59 PM

Voo de Mar
08-27-2007, 11:59 PM
Darcis is a taller version of Ollie Rochus.

Hehe. I agree.

08-28-2007, 03:50 AM
Good win for Haas over a tricky opponent. :hatoff: to Darcis for fighting well. Vamos Tommy!! :rocker2:

08-28-2007, 05:18 AM
Good fight from Steve! If he plays on like this it looks like he'll be in the main draw of the Australian Open :)

08-28-2007, 06:05 AM
:sad: Steve
I saw the first 2 sets and he was doing very well. Sorry he didn't get an easier draw.

Congrats to Haas!

08-28-2007, 06:08 AM
Good all-court tennis from both, looked like it might have been the best match of the first day.

Darcis has really come a long way. It's nice to see what a little confidence can do for a crafty player (see: Young, Donald & Dancevic, Frank).