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1-10 -> Blake cameback to the 5-set hell

Voo de Mar
08-31-2007, 04:34 AM
Blake has avoided the disgusting worst 5-set record ever in the Open Era. He was sharing the previous worst 5-set record (0-9) with Markus Hipfl. Now Blake is safe, Hipfl is a record holder :p Here are Blake's nine consecutive 5-set defeats:

0-1) US Open 2001, 2R - Hewitt 4-6 6-3 6-2 3-6 0-6
0-2) Australian Open 2002, 2R - Koubek 6-4 6-2 4-6 1-6 2-6
0-3) Wimbledon 2002, 2R - Krajicek 3-6 4-6 6-3 6-4 9-11
# There were no breaks of serve until 20th game in the final set
0-4) US Open 2002, 3R - Hewitt 7-6(5) 3-6 4-6 6-3 3-6
0-5) Roland Garros 2005, 2R - Wawrinka 7-6(9) 7-5 1-6 3-6 4-6
0-6) US Open 2005, QF - Agassi 6-3 6-3 3-6 3-6 6-7(6)
# Blake was leading 5:3* in the 5th, in the TB 5:4 with two serves
0-7) Davis Cup 2006, 1R - Gonzalez 7-6(5) 6-0 6-7(2) 4-6 8-10
# Blake was leading 3:1* (40-15) in the 3rd set, later in this set *5:4 (30-0); in the 5th set he was leading 4:1 (deuce), later 7:6 (deuce)
0-8) Roland Garros 2006, 3R - Monfils 2-6 7-6(2) 6-7(1) 7-5 4-6
# Blake was leading 4:3 in the 5th set
0-9) Wimbledon 2006, 3R - Mirnyi 4-6 6-3 6-4 1-6 0-6

1-9) US Open 2007, 2R - Santoro 6-4 3-6 6-2 4-6 6-4
# Blake saved 3 mini-match points at 4:4 in the 5th, in the next game won 4 points in a row from 0-30

1-10) US Open 2007, 4R - Haas 6-4 4-6 6-3 0-6 6-7(4)
# Blake had three match points at 5:4*

Sjengster
08-31-2007, 04:37 AM
A pity in a way, Markus Hipfl doesn't make nearly as surprising an answer to a trivia question as James Blake. I saw him play once.... it was a while ago.

Doggy
08-31-2007, 04:50 AM
Santoro was wearing the same underwear as Nadal.........doesn't that chafe the legs?

Voo de Mar
08-31-2007, 04:51 AM
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Fensler
08-31-2007, 05:19 AM
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jonas
08-31-2007, 06:16 AM
Blake has avoided the disgusting worst 5-set record ever in the Open Era. He was sharing the previous worst 5-set record (0-9) with Markus Hipfl. <b>Now Blake is safe,</b> Hipfl is a record holder :p Here are Blake's nine consecutive 5-set defeats


Safe for now that is. :devil:

buzz
08-31-2007, 09:49 AM
well, blake has to start al over again losing 10 five setters in a row, but if anyone can do it, he can!

BgStallion
08-31-2007, 10:02 AM
Abandon every hope, ye who enter here.

Bilbo
08-31-2007, 10:14 AM
lucky one for blake saving those 3 breakpoints

scarecrows
08-31-2007, 10:21 AM
0-8) Roland Garros 2005, 3R - Monfils 2-6 7-6(2) 6-7(1) 7-5 4-6
# Blake was leading 4:3 in the 5th set


2006 of course ;)

Voo de Mar
08-31-2007, 02:48 PM
^ Thanks.
Blake is mentally stronger now more than ever.
Not only first five-set win this season, but also first win 2-1 with two winning tie-breaks (Monaco), first Grand Slam win with two winning tie-breaks (Russell) & two first wins after saving MP (Goldstein, Calleri).
Moreover he has won 7 sets from set point down what is a very good result for one season. He has finally found the right way to win often tight sets & matches :yeah:

Stensland
08-31-2007, 03:55 PM
let's see if his record won't be 1-10 or 1-14 in a year's time... :D

ReturnWinner
08-31-2007, 04:15 PM
and he needed a rival who is a very old tennis player and was cramping to get his first fifth setter win :p

Louche
08-31-2007, 04:21 PM
Have to start somewhere - baby steps for the "new" Blake. :p

MusicMyst
08-31-2007, 05:58 PM
So, basically, all he needs to do is play some aging, cramping, short guy for the next 9 five-setters, and he'll back to a respectful .500.

Book his place in the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

CyBorg
08-31-2007, 06:58 PM
Too bad. I was hoping for 0-10 for 'breaking back mountain' Blake.

Voo de Mar
09-03-2007, 11:03 PM
:p

Bremen
09-03-2007, 11:11 PM
"I've got the monkey off my back"

LOL

Jogy
09-03-2007, 11:46 PM
he was close to make it two five sets wins in row, I'm glad he could not do it today
maybe other chance to make 2:10 then

leng jai
09-03-2007, 11:55 PM
Beating an old and feeble Santoro about to die of cramping in the fifth set is not that great. Hes will surpass the record on this run.