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RG R3: Gonzo comeback stuns Wawrinka 5-7, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-4

osalsyst
05-31-2008, 02:13 PM
Wawrinka had 3-0 in the third before Gonzo stormed back. Sad for Stan but it was a great match.

Congrats Gonzo!

Deathless Mortal
05-31-2008, 02:13 PM
What a magnificent comeback by Fena :worship:
He was down 5-7 2-6 0-3 and after that he was just unstoppable. Really nice to see him fighting so hard and great to see him in a 2nd week of a grand slam again after that AO final last year. Ginepri next, should be a win, but Ginepri seems really unpredictable so we'll just have to wait and see what happens. Good luck Fena :rocker2:

groundstroke
05-31-2008, 02:13 PM
What a comeback!

joão.
05-31-2008, 02:14 PM
:(

keroni
05-31-2008, 02:14 PM
Gonzalez :O:O:O:O

too bad Fed won't get tested till finals. and won't be embarrassed by his backhand (against Wawrinka)

Black Adam
05-31-2008, 02:15 PM
Beautifully done :yeah: :rocker2: Vamos Gonzo!

Tommy fan
05-31-2008, 02:15 PM
:sad: :sad: :sad:

So close to winning! But then lost his head... :(


Flukezalez in QF :o

ClaudiuS
05-31-2008, 02:15 PM
yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!!!!

great stuff Gonzo

Roland9
05-31-2008, 02:16 PM
Wow...

Shame for Wawrinka... He needs to win matches like these. Bravo to Gonzalez for the comeback.

dodoboy
05-31-2008, 02:16 PM
Forehand was monstrous towards the end Gonzo :worship:

Sunset of Age
05-31-2008, 02:16 PM
:sad: :sad: :sad: Stan...

What a comeback by Gonzo :eek:. Did Stan drop his level, or did Gonzo suddenly up his level after those first two sets?

sykotique
05-31-2008, 02:17 PM
You have to think that, as a top player, Stan must learn not to give up lead of 2 sets to love and a break up in the third. Amazingly, it is the first time he blew a two set lead before. Gonzalez found a way to manage to keep the rallies going, slicing his backhand to death and drawing errors from Stan who got frustrated after a few shots, or just eventually forcing to go to the forehand which was certain death for Wawrinka.

Not the best match quality wise, but entertaining stuff nonetheless.

Andre♥
05-31-2008, 02:17 PM
Gonzo!!! :woohoo:

VAMOS FEÑA QUE SE PUEDE!!! :woohoo:

cobalt60
05-31-2008, 02:17 PM
Good match :yeah:
:hatoff: to both players!

cobalt60
05-31-2008, 02:18 PM
:sad: :sad: :sad: Stan...

What a comeback by Gonzo :eek:. Did Stan drop his level, or did Gonzo suddenly up his level after those first two sets?

From the little bit they showed on my screen I would say Gonzo found his rhythm. And when he is on- get out of the way :lol:

anon57
05-31-2008, 02:18 PM
:sad: Stan, well played match by Gonzalez though :yeah:

idolwatcher1
05-31-2008, 02:19 PM
Expected win. :) (sorry, I always wanted to say that)

Amazing comeback from Gonzo!! :eek: :yeah:

NicoFan
05-31-2008, 02:19 PM
Great comeback by Fernando!!!

:woohoo:

Albop
05-31-2008, 02:20 PM
:woohoo:

RogerFan82
05-31-2008, 02:20 PM
Stan is a fucking pansy. Mental midget. Lost lots of money on this fellow today.

jonny84
05-31-2008, 02:20 PM
Like both players but really gutted for Stan. Such a lead lost.

KittyMac
05-31-2008, 02:21 PM
Why is every losing player either "stunned" or "shocked"? Sorry just wondered - I've always put it down to media limited vocabulary.

Anyway, sad for Stan - this can be a problem for him at times. Good for Fernando. I'd have been happy either way in this match in the end.

zine56
05-31-2008, 02:22 PM
:sad: :sad: :sad: Stan...

What a comeback by Gonzo :eek:. Did Stan drop his level, or did Gonzo suddenly up his level after those first two sets?

both :)

shaggy
05-31-2008, 02:22 PM
vamoooosssssssssssssssss gonzo

perfect comeback, fh was brutal. form is now close to AO 2007.

selyoink
05-31-2008, 02:22 PM
Incredible comeback from Fernando. Wawrinka is only a top 10 player in ranking at this point. He still needs big match experience.

Winner is irrelevant though because Ginepri is next up and they are already adding his name to the list of winners.

RsaibotD
05-31-2008, 02:23 PM
amazing Fer :yeah:

Sunset of Age
05-31-2008, 02:24 PM
From the little bit they showed on my screen I would say Gonzo found his rhythm. And when he is on- get out of the way :lol:

Sure, I read that his forehand was back to being The Great Gonzo's one again.

both :)

Aye. Thought so...

DeuX.cl
05-31-2008, 02:24 PM
great comeback gonzo!!!!!

i guess i'll have to download the match

dsingh7
05-31-2008, 02:25 PM
That monster forehand of Gonzo..when it is on..he is on roll...great fight back...

ClaudiuS
05-31-2008, 02:26 PM
dude, Ginepri :rolleyes: how can he be the favorite??, he just had luck in this RG :p

Gonzalez is the favorite in that match.

idolwatcher1
05-31-2008, 02:26 PM
Stan is a fucking pansy. Mental midget. Lost lots of money on this fellow today.
losing money is your fault, not his ;)

Nadl
05-31-2008, 02:27 PM
gonzo :worship:

Action Jackson
05-31-2008, 02:29 PM
Opportunity lost for Stani, but credit to Gonzo he was able to turn the match around and kept aggressive and not just using brainless ball bashing that happens at times and took the chances when on offer.

lucky-go-happy
05-31-2008, 02:29 PM
Fantastic comeback, Gonzo!! :hatoff:

cobalt60
05-31-2008, 02:30 PM
Sure, I read that his forehand was back to being The Great Gonzo's one again.



Aye. Thought so...

And my hubby who hates tennis actually loves watching Gonzalez and just had to watch the last game :lol: Who would have figured ;)

Action Jackson
05-31-2008, 02:31 PM
Stan is a fucking pansy. Mental midget. Lost lots of money on this fellow today.

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Manon
05-31-2008, 02:31 PM
I like them both but what comeback from 0-2 to 3-2. I thought it would to easy for Wawa after 2nd. Exellent match, well done Gonzo.

VolandriFan
05-31-2008, 02:33 PM
Tears of joy here :sobbing:

Hopefully he'll be back in the top 10 soon.

Sunset of Age
05-31-2008, 02:35 PM
And my hubby who hates tennis actually loves watching Gonzalez and just had to watch the last game :lol: Who would have figured ;)

:lol: - well, I must agree - if Gonzo plays really well, he's indeed very entertaining to watch. Too bad I couldn't watch this match, but well, my telly might not have survived anyways. :o

scarecrows
05-31-2008, 02:35 PM
good job Gonzo, he looked on fire and very aggressive once he made that comeback in the 3d

Merton
05-31-2008, 02:38 PM
That was not a choke, Gonzo raised his level and played more aggressively in the 3rd set and Stan could not adjust. Excellent fight from Gonzalez and a good clay season for Stan despite the mised opportunity here.

Gonzalez88
05-31-2008, 02:42 PM
Vamos Fenaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa....vamos Mano De Pedra

RogerFan82
05-31-2008, 02:43 PM
losing money is your fault, not his ;)

Yeah!! you're right. Stan lost all my profits that Ginepri earned, today. :(

ju_lopes
05-31-2008, 02:45 PM
amazing win from Feña! :worship: :bounce:
it was a great fight

osalsyst
05-31-2008, 02:53 PM
Why is every losing player either "stunned" or "shocked"? Sorry just wondered - I've always put it down to media limited vocabulary.

Obviously, when you have a big lead in a match, it's stunning/shocking when you lose. More importantly though, how about suggesting some alternatives?? :wavey:

dude, Ginepri :rolleyes: how can he be the favorite??, he just had luck in this RG :p

Gonzalez is the favorite in that match.

Yeah, Ginepri was lucky to beat Andreev, one of the most solid clay courters of the season. :confused::confused: I do agree Gonzo is the favorite to win their match though.

shotgun
05-31-2008, 03:00 PM
Great stuff from Gonzalez, still undefeated on clay this year.

Chiseller
05-31-2008, 03:14 PM
That was just fucking bad. Credit for Gonzo though, he clearly raised his game.

Alex999
05-31-2008, 03:18 PM
Well done Gonzo.

martine2
05-31-2008, 03:20 PM
Great comeback from Gonzo! Congrats :yeah:

Stan :sad: :hug:

Beat
05-31-2008, 03:21 PM
Wawrinka had 3-0

:mad: this gotta hurt.

HeretiC
05-31-2008, 03:32 PM
Didn't Wawa get a medical treatment ?:confused:

Chiseller
05-31-2008, 03:36 PM
He was fine.

rofe
05-31-2008, 03:41 PM
Wawa still has to learn to pace himself for a five set match.

idolwatcher1
05-31-2008, 03:46 PM
Didn't Wawa get a medical treatment ?:confused:
Stan has taken timeouts before for no apparent reason... it could be that he just hoped to stop Gonzo's momentum? :shrug:

finishingmove
05-31-2008, 04:03 PM
gj gonzo , undefeated on clay :)

Jimnik
05-31-2008, 04:21 PM
Must be the first time Gonzalez lost back-to-back sets on clay this year. Still unbeaten - Fed and Nadal better watch out.

jazar
05-31-2008, 04:49 PM
didnt expect that after the first 2 sets. stan had been playing pretty solid this week as well. kudos to gonzo

A_Rod
05-31-2008, 05:01 PM
:worship: What a comback from Fer!!! :worship:
Is was really impressive!. :clap2:

Good luck against the 'Clay Court Legend' Ginepri on 4th rd. :)

PiggyGotRoasted
05-31-2008, 05:26 PM
Gonzalez for rg number 1 !

FelipeMIA89
05-31-2008, 05:49 PM
WOW GONZO!!! I left home today when you were down 2 sets to love. Niceeeee comeback.. AMAZING!! VAMOS!

nolop
05-31-2008, 05:54 PM
:)

StevoTG
05-31-2008, 05:57 PM
Fantastic Fernando! :bounce::bigclap: I knew I was right to throw money on him... well ok I may have been a bit doubtful when he was down 2 sets and a break;)

Henry Chinaski
05-31-2008, 06:01 PM
Gonzo hit one absolutely crazy fh on a big point late in the 4th set. I mean crazy even by his standards. He was way outside the tramlines and curled a gargantuan forehand up the line. Stan was right there but it was past him so quickly he could only applaud. I think it was at *4-3 30a in the 4th set. It was sometime around then anyway. I'd like to see it again if anyone knows the one I'm on about.

DhammaTiger
05-31-2008, 06:03 PM
So Happy Fernando beat Wawrinka :woohoo: Vamos Fernando!

Lucinda
05-31-2008, 07:06 PM
Yay for Gonzo, but sad for Stan, who always seems to lose confidence no matter what...

Alonsofz
05-31-2008, 07:10 PM
FUCKING YEAHHHH! :woohoo: Vamos Feña! :rocker2:

LinkMage
05-31-2008, 08:01 PM
Stan :o

KittyMac
05-31-2008, 10:16 PM
Obviously, when you have a big lead in a match, it's stunning/shocking when you lose. More importantly though, how about suggesting some alternatives?? :wavey:



I didn't mean to sound like I was gettng at you or your thread title - sorry if it sounded that way.:)

I can see the application in this case. I was more meaning the tabloid type of headlines that have virtually everyone who loses a match either being stunned or shocked by their opponent - even when it actually isn't a surprise win at all!

EnriqueIG8
05-31-2008, 11:45 PM
Very disappointing Stan!
Now you gotta prove ur a top 10 player and reach quarters at wimb!

Forehander
06-01-2008, 01:26 AM
Gonzo, the brainless ball basher will be crushed by Ginepri.

Knightmace
06-01-2008, 02:17 AM
How many five setters in this tourney now?

ChinoRios4Ever
06-01-2008, 03:41 AM
Feñaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!

:banana::banana::banana::banana:

15-0 on clay this year :D
4th comeback from 2 sets down in his carrer :woohoo:

1st set Normal Gonzo
2nd set and start of the 3rd was Crapnando Mugzlaez at best :retard:
since the middle of the 3rd set Gonzo top 10 form was on the court :D

take out the new clay GOAT in the next round :yeah:

Rumour
06-01-2008, 01:17 PM
Gonzo :)

Wawa :sad:

Like both players so would have been content either way but it must hurt to blow such a big lead.

Eden
06-01-2008, 04:53 PM
What a missed opportunity for Stan, but credit to Fena for staying in the match and being able to turn it around.

Shame that we only got to see a little bit of this match on Eurosport before they switched to cycling :rolleyes:

PiggyGotRoasted
06-01-2008, 07:06 PM
Gonzo hit one absolutely crazy fh on a big point late in the 4th set. I mean crazy even by his standards. He was way outside the tramlines and curled a gargantuan forehand up the line. Stan was right there but it was past him so quickly he could only applaud. I think it was at *4-3 30a in the 4th set. It was sometime around then anyway. I'd like to see it again if anyone knows the one I'm on about.

I would love to see that, I missed this match unfortuently.

Björki
06-01-2008, 07:41 PM
Fena :yeah: