Mirnyi's stats weren't so bad either. Looks like it was a pretty good match. Anyone here get to see it? Didn't show it here in the states.
06-23-2004, 08:28 AM
Mirnyi has been in horrible form lately and this loss isn't surprising.
Wimbledon has some weird way to calculate unforced errors, if your opponent is at the net a miss is almost never consider a unforced error, and I suspect Mirnyi was at the net quite a lot.
06-23-2004, 08:30 AM
Yeah, that's true. Considering it's Gambill, though, I just thought it was pretty impressive coming from him.
06-23-2004, 08:33 AM
yep it is, Hollywood is usually the one choking matches but played solid in this one
06-23-2004, 08:36 AM
Break out the champagne Gambill won a match at a Slam.
06-23-2004, 08:38 AM
i hope he can keep it up and this performance isn't a one hit wonder type!
06-23-2004, 02:20 PM
He didn't play the match of his life, but he did play the best match that he's played so far this year. From what I understand, most of the points of this match were very short with either aces, service winners, or net approaches. Max only had 11 unforced errors himself so I just have a feeling that niether one of them had too many opportunities to make mistakes. (Max had 42 net approaches).
Despite their difference in rankings, these two are fairly evenly matched and have played close matches before. Max has recently lost two close three setters on grass, but I had heard he was still playing fairly well despites the scores. JMG should be okay for his second round match, but he has Grosjean looming in the 3rd Round and he's never beaten Seb, so....
06-23-2004, 02:23 PM
He faces Daniele Bracciali in the Second round who is a qualifier so Id assume he should win that - but Grosjean is another matter. :rolleyes:
06-23-2004, 03:54 PM
Great job for Jan-Mike anyway..
06-23-2004, 04:33 PM
Aside form his freaky forehand and his Davenport footwork, Gambill is not that bad. Kiwi and him should meet Gaudio's psychologist ;)
06-24-2004, 07:36 PM
He won again. Two matches in a row at a grand slam :eek: Now, Grosjean :p :tape:
06-24-2004, 09:26 PM
What do you guys think about how Gambill will do against Grosjean?
06-24-2004, 09:38 PM
A healthy Grosjean is too fast for Gambill ;) I guess grass should help Gambill's serve a bit, but Grosjean is anything but weak on grass
As much as I love JMG (and I love him dearly most of the time), I would pretty much have to agree with Alfonsojose. JMG served very well against Max, but not as well today (he let me know that he had 20 aces and only 60% of first serves in). I don't know if the wind was affecting him or what, but I do know that he is stymied by Seb. He played Seb very close in Tokyo last year, but had a horrible time with him in Australia in January (JMG does not like Rebound Ace very much). I think that grass will definitely benefit JMG in some ways that the surfaces of those previous matches did not, but Seb is fast and usually pretty smart on court, so he will be tough.
One thing that I was pleased to see in JMG today was the way he fought back in that match. I was told he was down 2-5 in the second set, after the rain delay (my scoreboard wouldn't connect for a while) and he came all the way back to win the TB. He gutted out a few breaks in the final set and served it out at love, so it looks like he was able to get a groove at the end. He's not always the best at coming back when he's behind. I think he will play an aggressive high-risk game (painting lines as he likes to do), try to serve and volley a lot, and roll the dice. Hopefully ESPN will show a point or two since it's on a camera court. (or someone in Europe will tape it for me). Fingers crossed and all that...
06-25-2004, 01:12 AM
Why are some of you so mean to the former world #3?