RG R3: Mathieu def. Schwank 6-2, 6-3, 3-6, 7-6(9) [Archive] - MensTennisForums.com

RG R3: Mathieu def. Schwank 6-2, 6-3, 3-6, 7-6(9)

osalsyst
05-30-2008, 06:05 PM
Phew! I was a bit worried for PHM for a bit. That fourth set was a nail biter. Glad he got through the tiebreak after blowing a couple of match points and saving four set points.

adee-gee
05-30-2008, 06:05 PM
Brilliant match :yeah: incredible tennis from both at the end, Schwank saved 3 match points with some outrageous tennis, then Paulo saved 3 set points with equally good stuff.

The 4th set tie break was awesome, one of the best you'll ever see :worship:

:hatoff: to both players.

LinkMage
05-30-2008, 06:06 PM
What a TB to finish the match!

RoyBatty
05-30-2008, 06:06 PM
Mats will be happy at evening TV-show. :lick:

RoyBatty
05-30-2008, 06:07 PM
four tops in a row. :eek:

Chiseller
05-30-2008, 06:07 PM
4 threads ;o)
Great match again, the atmosphere was just fantastic. The little chant at the very end was funny "allez matthieu".
His matches are clearly the most entertaining ones.

TheBoiledEgg
05-30-2008, 06:08 PM
he choked and he won :bolt:

GlennMirnyi
05-30-2008, 06:08 PM
Merveilleux Mathieu.

Amazingly clutch at the end.

Fumus
05-30-2008, 06:08 PM
Mathieu is dangerous. That's no joke.

adee-gee
05-30-2008, 06:09 PM
he choked and he won :bolt:
Did you even watch the match? :retard:

Schwank was unstoppable on the match points.

Deboogle!.
05-30-2008, 06:09 PM
:yeah: :yeah: :yeah: :yeah:

Allez
05-30-2008, 06:09 PM
Great match. PHM! PHM! PHM! Bit lucky there, but so relieved he scraped through. Schwanker is going to be a very good player. Watch this space. lol in the end you'd think PHM had won the tournament.

maxxo
05-30-2008, 06:10 PM
what a breaker that was. amazing.

clutch play from both, finally PHM didn't choke when it mattered.

credit to Schwank, great stuff from him too

bokehlicious
05-30-2008, 06:10 PM
Well done Paulo! Let's hope Nole underestimates him :angel:

GlennMirnyi
05-30-2008, 06:10 PM
Did you even watch the match? :retard:

Schwank was unstoppable on the match points.

I think it's about the break lead in the third. ;)

anon57
05-30-2008, 06:11 PM
Great match, very entertaining tiebreak :yeah:

Rogieva
05-30-2008, 06:11 PM
Credit to Schwank on those MP, saved most with winners.

Well done PHM, fell to the ground. I wouldn't have liked to have seen a 5th set :lol:

Alex999
05-30-2008, 06:11 PM
Schwank played well, it was very close at the end. PHM looked tired to me.

HeretiC
05-30-2008, 06:11 PM
Great suspense. Schwank might be great threat on clay in tournaments ( maybe a little more fitness training ?). However, couple of best saved MP I ever saw.

Renaud
05-30-2008, 06:12 PM
Did you even watch the match? :retard:

Schwank was unstoppable on the match points.

Well.. the third set was a bit a choke or at least he was less focused. Especially in the game when Schwank broke back. Nothing to say for the fourth set, great tennis by both.
Schwank's dropshots were amazing ! :eek:

Winnipeg
05-30-2008, 06:12 PM
H3ll Of A Match !!!

Allez
05-30-2008, 06:13 PM
Schwank played those match points brilliantly. He's so unafraid. No pushing around.

finishingmove
05-30-2008, 06:13 PM
fantastic effort from both in that last set , hard fought and a deserved win for mathieu.

and nobody choked :yeah: :worship:

elessar
05-30-2008, 06:13 PM
Paulo winning two tough matches back to back :eek: I forgive him for the DC disaster now :worship: Good luck against Novak :rocker2:

Renaud
05-30-2008, 06:14 PM
Great suspense. Schwank might be great threat on clay in tournaments ( maybe a little more fitness training ?). However, couple of best saved MP I ever saw.

He has not stopped playing for several weeks. Honestly i could not imagine he would be so fresh for so long.

EternalxJourney
05-30-2008, 06:14 PM
Always in doubt. Nice one, Paulo.

Ome
05-30-2008, 06:14 PM
Couldn't move his feet or get the 1st serve in every time he got nervous... but that's nothing new with PHM :o

Phewwww.

Thanks again, Paulo :)

maxxo
05-30-2008, 06:15 PM
( maybe a little more fitness training ?).

the guy has won 20-something matches in a row :confused:

Ome
05-30-2008, 06:15 PM
Merveilleux Mathieu.

Amazingly clutch at the end.

:kiss:

MrChopin
05-30-2008, 06:16 PM
What a fight at the end! You could just see Schwank wilt physically when PHM got the minibreak. One irritated me during the match though: who is Venus Williams? JMac again and again (while pronouncing Mathieu as "Matthew") noted that Venus wasn't going to get on until late and how unfortunate it was. I didn't hear pip about Rafa playing four days in a row.

Clara Bow
05-30-2008, 06:17 PM
Schwank played those match points brilliantly. He's so unafraid. No pushing around.

Maybe he will be an Argie with a mind of steel (please?) I seem to recall reading that he actually prefers hard courts. I wish him success in the future.

Well done to PHM. He has gotten stronger mentally- well done Mats.

TheBoiledEgg
05-30-2008, 06:18 PM
Did you even watch the match? :retard:

Schwank was unstoppable on the match points.

yes i watched near the end

he was 2 sets up, lost the 3rd, then he fell a break in the 4th :o
normally he'd fold like a cheap tent at that point.

rhinooooo
05-30-2008, 06:19 PM
Very happy for PHM. Would not have liked to see him choke it away! Good luck to him.

So much respect for Schwank. I don't think he was fully fit but he fought so well with great tennis. His clarity and aggression to save those matchpoints was fantastic. That dropshot from the baseline! Hope he rests up and goes on a tear during the grass and hardcourt swing!

justClaudia
05-30-2008, 06:19 PM
good tournament for Schwank :bowdown:

the last set was really good - congrats to Paulo for not chocking the match away, even though he tried.

FedererBulgaria
05-30-2008, 06:20 PM
What a match:worship:Well done and good luck!

HoistDaColors
05-30-2008, 06:21 PM
what a tiebreak. this match was definitely not for the faint of heart. I think even Mats was about to pass out.

this schwank is good. first grand slam right? He played like he was a veteran.

PHM probably made himself work more than he should...a good win nonetheless.

Sommarsverige
05-30-2008, 06:22 PM
Great match :worship:

I really wanted Schwank to win, but however, great tournament for him and I am sure we will hear lots about him in the future!

Pixie
05-30-2008, 06:22 PM
Great TB by both and I was impressed by Schwank.

MariaV
05-30-2008, 06:23 PM
Well done Paulo! Let's hope Nole underestimates him :angel:

I wouldn't count on it, and didn't you just say that Nole is going to win RG this year? :scratch: :rolleyes:

Jelena
05-30-2008, 06:23 PM
Merveilleux Mathieu.

Amazingly clutch at the end.
Gu practicing his French ;)
Schwank played well, it was very close at the end. PHM looked tired to me.
if the match had gone into fifth set in my opinion Schwank would have had more problems

CyBorg
05-30-2008, 06:23 PM
Noooo... Schwankster, how could you?

Allez
05-30-2008, 06:23 PM
Maybe he will be an Argie with a mind of steel (please?) Well done to PHM. He has gotten stronger mentally- well done Mats.

It does look that way doesn't it ? He did nothing wrong during those mtach points. Even had the Argetine gone on to win the set I don't think it would have been fair to accuse PHM of choking it away.

Manon
05-30-2008, 06:26 PM
After 4th I was afraid but he (The Real Man No.2) succedded. Coz of crazy Eurosport I couldn't watch whole match but it seems it wasn't grwat match. Or I'm wrong?

Clara Bow
05-30-2008, 06:26 PM
It does look that way doesn't it ? He did nothing wrong during those mtach points. Even had the Argetine gone on to win the set I don't think it would have been fair to accuse PHM of choking it away.

That's what was so good about the tiebreak- most of the points were won by winners and not brainfarts. Well done PHM and Edu. :D

Albop
05-30-2008, 06:29 PM
I only was the 4th set Tb, a very good one , this Schwank is such a fighter :yeah:

Gl against djokovic Mathieu

~*BGT*~
05-30-2008, 06:33 PM
Paulo :worship: Do it for France :yeah:

Jelena
05-30-2008, 06:33 PM
Noooo... Schwankster, how could you?
:rolleyes: He isn't allowed to lose a match after a 20 win run? :rolleyes:

Kodjo
05-30-2008, 06:40 PM
hats off to French fans for carrying their man to an upset over one of the clay-court greats:hatoff:

Deathless Mortal
05-30-2008, 06:45 PM
Great match :D
That tie-break was awesome. Schwank saving a MP with a slice :eek:
Anyway, congrats PHM, good to see you not choking :)

KitinovRules
05-30-2008, 06:52 PM
Shwank has very good shots. It is wonder, why he hadn't break it through on ATP level. This could be it, finally.

PHM , good he didn't choked . It could be interesting match with the Faker in the next round.

stebs
05-30-2008, 06:53 PM
4th set was incredible, lasting 75 minutes I believe. Great hitting from both throughout and once it got to the breaker both guys stepped up a level and it was absolutely phenomenal tennis from beginning to end. Well done to Mathieu for getting it done; Schwank looked very deflated at the end but can take confidence from this tournament. Could easily have come through today if a few points had been different.

ChinoRios4Ever
05-30-2008, 07:16 PM
fantastic finish

this Schwank is real good, he has really good shots, he will be top 50 soon

pliss Paulo dont choke and beat the faker :fiery:

Corey Feldman
05-30-2008, 07:18 PM
PHM has made even Wilander a nervous wreck :lol:

brilliant

Black Adam
05-30-2008, 09:33 PM
Mathieu played really clutch at the end. If it had gone the distance he would have addded another 2-0 lead blown in his career. Allez PAULO!!!

krystlel
05-31-2008, 01:14 AM
Mathieu played very aggressively in the first two sets and executed his shots well. The fourth set was good, best part was both players hitting great shots under pressure. I would have liked the match to have gone on to a fifth set, I don't really know who would have had the edge if that had happened.

Merton
05-31-2008, 02:13 AM
That was the best match of the tournament so far, especially after Schwank raised his level after the 2nd set. Glad to see Paulo was clutch on the 4th set tiebreak. :yeah:

Kolya
05-31-2008, 03:04 AM
Nice job Wilander!

Snoo Foo
05-31-2008, 03:10 AM
Holy god Schwank is awesome, I know he's been winning non-stop for the past month and busting out this year etc. but I never really saw him play, I am mad impressed. Guau guau guau! :dog:

and oh yeah, allez paulo! Way to not choke! Keep your pimp hand strong son! You'll need it Sunday! :yeah:

Mateya
05-31-2008, 06:17 AM
:banana: :worship:

I feel more relaxed watching the best horror movies than this thriller. Last set was so tight.
I couldn't believe Schwank saving those MP with incredible shots and winners :eek: and if he won this match it would be just because of PHM choke, or whatever :rolleyes:

Now a more relaxing match with the Djoke please.

Rumour
05-31-2008, 08:18 AM
Missed much of this match (from mid-second to mid-fourth set) but what I did catch was pretty good stuff from both players. So glad PHM pulled it out in the TB :worship: but Schwank went down fighting to the very end :boxing:

Expectations aren't too high for Mathieu now in his next encounter against Djokovic, but I hope he can take all the positives from the last couple of matches especially - plus the crowd support - and give the Serb a real battle on Sunday.

Ivanatis
05-31-2008, 08:30 AM
Shwank has very good shots. It is wonder, why he hadn't break it through on ATP level. This could be it, finally.


had some long-lasting injury issues

Action Jackson
05-31-2008, 08:32 AM
Excellent match once Schwank got rid of his nerves, too bad he couldn't consolidate the break in the 4th set, but Paulo showing some big Wilanders and Schwank as well, got to love the cheek saving a match point with a dropshot.

luxsword
05-31-2008, 09:03 AM
Bravo Paulo ! http://smileys.sur-la-toile.com/repository/Respect/copains-9247.gif

HeretiC
05-31-2008, 10:09 AM
He has not stopped playing for several weeks. Honestly i could not imagine he would be so fresh for so long.

the guy has won 20-something matches in a row :confused:

I know, thats why I said maybe. He definitely looked more tired in long rallies in the end than PHM and I can't say if that was because of his packed schedule or because of his overall fitness. First time seeing him live in action, so I am unable to make a definite judgment about that.