Wimbledon QR3 - Chris Eaton def. (26) Olivier Patience 7-6(5), 6-3, 7-6(3) [Archive] - MensTennisForums.com

Wimbledon QR3 - Chris Eaton def. (26) Olivier Patience 7-6(5), 6-3, 7-6(3)

Forever-Delayed
06-19-2008, 01:13 PM
Eaton :worship::worship::worship::worship::worship::wors hip::worship::worship:

Brilliant win for him and great to see him qualify for the main draw and he deserves this success after working so hard this year without quite getting the reward.

Never faced a BP today and went to deuce on his serve once, so excellent serving from him.

And to beat Patience who's 500 places above is a great win.

Hope he draws one of those 'deserving' WC's now and thrashes them to stick it to the LTA and the AELTC

DartMarcus
06-19-2008, 01:15 PM
How old is he?

Forever-Delayed
06-19-2008, 01:18 PM
How old is he?

20

He's got a massive serve and is an out and out serve/volleyer, so the courts at Roehampton are perfect for him

scoobs
06-19-2008, 01:20 PM
Why we still produce out and out serve-volleyers is beyond me.

Pretty as it may be, and purists may love it, but it doesn't bring consistent success on the tour in this day and age.

Well done to Chris for qualifying though - superb effort.

Duncan
06-19-2008, 01:20 PM
Fantastic to have another brit in the MD.


Great result

GlennMirnyi
06-19-2008, 03:16 PM
Time to make Wimbledon's courts fast again.

rocketassist
06-19-2008, 03:20 PM
He'll be the next Murray/Henman now. :lol: Well done to him and hope he can win a round or two next week.

Smoke944
06-19-2008, 03:30 PM
Shit.
Terrible loss for Olivier anyway you look at it. Sure these courts must suit Eaton's game perfectly, but based on his (nonexistent)results, his serve can't be that big, and if it is the rest of his game must blow for him to be doing so poorly in futures. :o

RickDaStick
06-19-2008, 04:03 PM
Looking at his previous results there is only one explanation for this match.... Patience decided use a golf club on the return of serve

Andi-M
06-19-2008, 06:22 PM
Its good for him considering his ranking. Very impressive Patience is a decnt scalp for the kid he's done well. Hope he gets a seed and gets to play on a show-court.

Other mugs Marray and Bloomfield couldnt do anything im soo glad all england didnt waste WCs on them.

scoobs
06-19-2008, 06:59 PM
Its good for him considering his ranking. Very impressive Patience is a decnt scalp for the kid he's done well. Hope he gets a seed and gets to play on a show-court.

Other mugs Marray and Bloomfield couldnt do anything im soo glad all england didnt waste WCs on them.
Indeed. The fact that only one of our guys qualified and only one other made the final round of qualifying (men and women) more than justifies not giving them MD wildcards, IMO.

With all respect to them and their efforts, if they can't win 2 matches in qualifying and make the final round of quallies, it's probably no good at all to throw them into the main draw either.

decrepitude
06-19-2008, 07:56 PM
Its good for him considering his ranking. Very impressive Patience is a decnt scalp for the kid he's done well. Hope he gets a seed and gets to play on a show-court.

Other mugs Marray and Bloomfield couldnt do anything im soo glad all england didnt waste WCs on them.

Don't forget that not only did Eaton beat Patience #162, but also Jan Minar #206 and Kukushkin #140!

Obviously grass suits him, but maybe it is just time for him to start breaking through - I hope so, anyway.

wales1994
06-19-2008, 08:29 PM
i hope he wins loads of futures for the rest of the year and gets into big challenmger events from now on :woohoo: come on brits!

jazar
06-19-2008, 08:50 PM
this is probably the biggest achievement by a brit since tiger tim reached the french open semi's

gaynor
06-19-2008, 10:45 PM
Shit.
Terrible loss for Olivier anyway you look at it. Sure these courts must suit Eaton's game perfectly, but based on his (nonexistent)results, his serve can't be that big, and if it is the rest of his game must blow for him to be doing so poorly in futures. :o


It is. Eaton just outplayed Patience, who never even got close to breaking. If Eaton can keep up the standard he's been playing this week he should be able to win a mtch against anyone outside the top 60.

ChinoRios4Ever
06-20-2008, 05:06 AM
Eaton Hill in the making? :p

azza
06-20-2008, 06:59 AM
God i hope Guccione gets this crap brit :) atleast a MD win

martine2
06-20-2008, 07:46 AM
Olivier :sad:

Horatio Caine
06-20-2008, 03:38 PM
That is an outstanding achievement from Chris, well done! :bigclap: Dare I say he has been a little fortunate in drawing someone like Pashanski in R1...maybe a chance for a main draw win there as well. :aplot:

PiggyGotRoasted
06-20-2008, 04:38 PM
That is an outstanding achievement from Chris, well done! :bigclap: Dare I say he has been a little fortunate in drawing someone like Pashanski in R1...maybe a chance for a main draw win there as well. :aplot:

He might get further than Murray :worship:

gaynor
06-20-2008, 04:44 PM
Eaton is the big favourite against Pashanski :)