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Duesseldorf RR: Soderling def. Blake 5-7, 6-3, 6-0

osalsyst
05-22-2008, 03:04 PM
WTF James???? Bageled by Soderling? I know he's good on clay but that's just pathetic. :eek:

Iván
05-22-2008, 03:06 PM
SODERLING wanted to win this match with a passion for some reason, think he hates blake.

Okonsky
05-22-2008, 03:12 PM
'Where have all the flowers gone'?

Voo de Mar
05-22-2008, 03:14 PM
Blake has been pathetic since 2:4 down in the 2nd set.

Bernard Black
05-22-2008, 03:17 PM
Soderling ought to charge Blake premium rate for this lesson.

Action Jackson
05-22-2008, 03:19 PM
Surprise it maybe to some people. The Toad is far from a clay clown and doesn't mind the surface, this result is not a surprise at all.

Kolya
05-22-2008, 03:35 PM
Soda is good on clay.

Sunset of Age
05-22-2008, 04:03 PM
Good job, Toad! :hatoff:

Ivo#1Fan
05-22-2008, 04:09 PM
Blake is terrible on clay, this should be no surprise.

tangerine_dream
05-22-2008, 04:21 PM
Nice tank, James. :lol: Well you got your clay practice in. Try to do some damage at RG now. :boxing:

Aphex
05-22-2008, 05:43 PM
Expectedneverindoubt.:worship:

ASP0315
05-22-2008, 05:45 PM
never in doubt.
Blake is probably one the worst claycourt player in the tour.

Voo de Mar
05-22-2008, 06:15 PM
never in doubt.
Blake is probably one the worst claycourt player in the tour.

This is interesting because IMO his game (technical skills and physical efficiency) rather suits to clay. Unfortunately Blake is a headcase, always wrong tactics, always wrong attitude and lack of fighting will cause he loses in a bad style.

Jaap
05-22-2008, 06:17 PM
never in doubt.
Blake is probably one the worst claycourt player in the tour.

No where near.

scarecrows
05-22-2008, 06:34 PM
never in doubt.
Blake is probably one the worst claycourt player in the tour.

:bs:


he moves better than Roddick IMO, just doesnt have the mentality and fighting spirit that Roddick has and these are much important in clay matches

Action Jackson
05-22-2008, 06:39 PM
I am no Blake fan, but he is far from the worst player on clay.

Clay Death
05-22-2008, 06:39 PM
:bs:


he moves better than Roddick IMO, just doesnt have the mentality and fighting spirit that Roddick has and these are much important in clay matches


spot on. i would just add that his game is more high risk. he is also unable to hit with sufficient topspin so as to be as consistent as one needs to be on clay.

Roddick is able to hit with topspin off either wing and he has that cannon for a serve.

dam0dred
05-22-2008, 06:39 PM
Strategic tank by Blake, needs fodder for next big comeback book.

ASP0315
05-22-2008, 07:37 PM
:bs:


he moves better than Roddick IMO, just doesnt have the mentality and fighting spirit that Roddick has and these are much important in clay matches

i was sarcastic. But he may not be the worse but he is terrible on clay.
i agree he is mentally unfit player. But roddick moves better than blake imo and also roddick volleys quite well. Blake forehand is lethal.(altough it quite hit/miss at times.) He a has decent serve and got better bh than roddick than roddick thouh.
but i would take roddick over blake on clay any day.

timafi
05-22-2008, 07:44 PM
i was sarcastic. But he may not be the worse but he is terrible on clay.
i agree he is mentally unfit player. But roddick moves better than blake imo and also roddick volleys quite well. Blake forehand is lethal.(altough it quite hit/miss at times.) He a has decent serve and got better bh than roddick than roddick thouh.
but i would take roddick over blake on clay any day.
u cannot be serious if u think that Roddick moves better and has better net game than James Blake?:rolleyes::lol: :lol:

the only thing Roddick has on Blake are the serves(Blake's 2nd serves are worse than S.Williams's 2nd serves) and mental toughness,they both have great forehands.Blake's backhand is better than Roddick's.

Blake's speed;footwork;defense to offense(transitional game) is 10x better than Roddick but Blake is mentally weak and he doesn't change his game up when he needs to off hard courts(spins and the lack of plan B when A(hit hard and flat and see if I hit a winner)doesn't works.That's why Blake has won all of his 10 titles on hard courts alone

ChinoRios4Ever
05-22-2008, 09:09 PM
some much hate for Blake in this forum :lol:

tennisfan444
05-22-2008, 10:34 PM
good win for soderling

Psichogauchovna
05-23-2008, 08:41 AM
always nice seeing Blake losing :D

leng jai
05-23-2008, 08:48 AM
always nice seeing Blake losing :D

Not as nice as seeing Massu the rat losing :worship:

Psichogauchovna
05-23-2008, 09:56 AM
Not as nice as seeing Massu the rat losing :worship:

haha nice try, as if i care much what u think ;)