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USO R2: [9] Blake def. Darcis 4-6, 6-3, 1-0 RET

MIMIC
08-28-2008, 07:50 PM
Blake didn't play particularly well. Missed too many ridiculously easy volleys. Darcis was the complete opposite at times, but McEnroe mentioned that Darcis didn't look too well and wasn't acting too positively even though he was up a set during the 2nd set.

McEnroe's theory panned out and Darcis threw in the towel.

Nathaliia
08-28-2008, 07:55 PM
Unlucky Steve :sad:

Voo de Mar
08-28-2008, 08:03 PM
Blake didn't play particularly well. Missed too many ridiculously easy volleys. Darcis was the complete opposite at times, but McEnroe mentioned that Darcis didn't look too well and wasn't acting too positively even though he was up a set during the 2nd set.


Yeah, McEnroe is canny, he knew Darcis would retire.

Sunset of Age
08-28-2008, 08:04 PM
What happened to Darcis?
Too many retirements in this tournament so far me thinks. :(

Congrats Blake.

selyoink
08-28-2008, 08:12 PM
Shame for Darcis. He probably wins that match if healthy considering Blake looked like he would rather be anywhere else but a tennis court.

Castafiore
08-28-2008, 08:13 PM
Darcis has back problems.

madmanfool
08-28-2008, 08:14 PM
Steve is injured. It's no secret. It was known before the match. No doubt Blake knew it too. Probably why he played such a lousy first set, it's though to focus when you know your opponent is injured.

GlennMirnyi
08-28-2008, 08:24 PM
:lol: at this tough to focus when the opponent is injured.

madmanfool
08-28-2008, 08:55 PM
:lol: at this tough to focus when the opponent is injured.

Well yes, it is for some people. Strange sense of humor you got:confused:

BAMJ6
08-28-2008, 09:22 PM
Blake vs. Fish should be interesting American match like the first round, but in the end, he'll play at Labor Day again

The Freak
08-28-2008, 09:29 PM
Keep it up James :yeah:
As long as he is in half decent form Fish should be a breeze.

bambelbitz
08-28-2008, 10:48 PM
Keep it up James :yeah:
As long as he is in half decent form Fish should be a breeze.

Agree!!!

Tommy_Vercetti
08-28-2008, 10:59 PM
Blake gets another break, what a surprise.

new-york
08-28-2008, 11:29 PM
James, please.
This is the US open, you're supposed to be playing pretty decent.
If we can't even have that there. :help:

Get well, Steve.