USO R3: Fernando Gonzalez def. Jarkko Nieminen 7-5 6-4 6-7(3) 6-1 [Archive] - MensTennisForums.com

USO R3: Fernando Gonzalez def. Jarkko Nieminen 7-5 6-4 6-7(3) 6-1

Snoo Foo
09-01-2008, 03:52 AM
Well start Feña :yeah:

ClaudiuS
09-01-2008, 03:54 AM
Nicely done Feña :yeah:

zine56
09-01-2008, 03:54 AM
brainfarted a little and good shots from Jarkko in the 3rd but he had some good moments here ñ_ñ good luck!

*Viva Chile*
09-01-2008, 03:54 AM
Well played Feña, except for that TB on 3rd set, everything was good. Nice match :) even lots of backhand winners :eek:

That slice backhand return winner at the end :lol:

GlennMirnyi
09-01-2008, 03:55 AM
A shame Jarkko slipped and fell... I felt he was starting to gain some momentum, even if he had just been broken.

Gonzalez88
09-01-2008, 03:58 AM
Vamos FENA!!

Now Roddick...VAMOS BOMBARDERO

DeuX.cl
09-01-2008, 03:59 AM
Nicely donde Feña! Now take out Roddick

Sunset of Age
09-01-2008, 03:59 AM
Good job, Gonzo, and thanks for the cash! :hatoff:

Deboogle!.
09-01-2008, 04:01 AM
ouch, tough luck for jarkko to fall hard like that after putting up a good fight. Hope it's nothing serious

GlennMirnyi
09-01-2008, 04:03 AM
ouch, tough luck for jarkko to fall hard like that after putting up a good fight. Hope it's nothing serious

It was a trainwreck. :o

Deboogle!.
09-01-2008, 04:05 AM
It was a trainwreck. :oWhat was?

The Freak
09-01-2008, 04:08 AM
What was?

That fall he took..

zine56
09-01-2008, 04:09 AM
yeah :lol: keep trying to take the credit away from Gonzo, anyone who saw the match knows Gonzo was the best player in this match :lol: Jarko slipped and fell and had a scratch on his elbow, he doesn't have cancer :lol:

GlennMirnyi
09-01-2008, 04:09 AM
What was?

The fall... don't you think? I thought he had broken his arm or something.

Deboogle!.
09-01-2008, 04:12 AM
The fall... don't you think? I thought he had broken his arm or something.Oh, yeah, it looked very painful for sure, I mean i've hit my elbow on a desk and it hurts for 10 min sometimes :lol:. They showed it on replay here after the match was over so I dunno how it affected his play, but he played a really great third set TB so that's unfortunate if it did affect him.yeah :lol: keep trying to take the credit away from Gonzo, anyone who saw the match knows Gonzo was the best player in this match :lol: Jarko slipped and fell and had a scratch on his elbow, he doesn't have cancer :lol:Um, wow... your guy won, do you have to be so bitter? I'm not even a Nieminen fan particularly but it's hard not to comment when you see a guy fall like that on his dominant arm, my goodness :lol:

Snoo Foo
09-01-2008, 04:14 AM
It only qualifies as a trainwreck if it happened after drinking his sixth voddy tonny and telling his wife he never loved her in the middle of a bridge game.

FiBeR
09-01-2008, 04:15 AM
:clap2: Vamos Gonzo :bounce:

(no jinxing or sarcasm :p..)

Sjengster
09-01-2008, 04:19 AM
Amazing to think this is Gonzalez's first time in the second week of the US Open since his QF run back in 2002.

zine56
09-01-2008, 04:20 AM
Amazing to think this is Gonzalez's first time in the second week of the US Open since his QF run back in 2002.

ha! the picture to your left is from that QF match right?? :devil:

EnriqueIG8
09-01-2008, 04:24 AM
Good match Feña, now you're get ass kicked by Ducky.

SushiMinimal
09-01-2008, 04:30 AM
Gonzo's backhand was hell decently and sometimes as killer as his forehand. It brought back memories in my mind of that inspired and crazy boy of 2002. I still remember that year when he kicked roddick's ass in cincinnati in a match with two kids hitting the ball unconsciously. A few weeks later gonzo lost in usopen quarterfinals in a fifth set tie break.

selyoink
09-01-2008, 04:31 AM
Tough fall for Nieminen. Gonzo probably had the match anyway but that fall looked pretty bad.

zine56
09-01-2008, 04:31 AM
Gonzo backhand was hell decently and sometimes as killer as his forehand. It brought back memories in my mind of that inspired and crazy boy of 2002. I still remember that year when he kicked roddick ass in cincinnati in a match with two kids hitting the ball unconsciously. A few weeks later gonzo lost in usopen quarterfinals in a fifth set tie break.

i wouldn't call a double tiebreak an ass kicking but the shot making in that match was incredible (from both) :cool:

HoistDaColors
09-01-2008, 04:31 AM
tough battle out there. Jarkko's second serve still his Achilles heel. :hug: the fall looked painful.

Sjengster
09-01-2008, 04:32 AM
ha! the picture to your left is from that QF match right?? :devil:

Oh God, that! I turn avatars and signatures off, so I'd completely forgotten about it.... might have to change that sometime soon.

Sparko1030
09-01-2008, 06:16 AM
:yippee: Fernando!!!

I hope Jarkko is ok though-sounds like it must have been a nasty fall :awww:

ChinoRios4Ever
09-01-2008, 06:46 AM
:woohoo:

great Gonzo, almost back in top 10 :yeah:

Seneca
09-01-2008, 06:47 AM
About the fall...I feel the match had turned at that point. Jarkko had two sitter smashs at 0-1 15-30 on Gonzo's serve. First one struck the tape and Gonzalez got another short lob back, which Nieminen then promptly hit two metres out.

Until that point, Nieminen had all the momentum in that 4th set. He had just taken the tiebreak thanks to four volley winners and increasingly erratic groundstrokes by Gonzalez, the latter of which continued well into the fourth set. After the botched smash, Gonzo hit (if I remember correctly) an ace and an unreturnable serve to hold. The next service game by Nieminen was an atrocity with 3-4 easy unforced errors and the match was pretty much over by then. The fall came only later and just accelerated the (at that point almost) inevitable outcome.

Venle
09-01-2008, 07:01 AM
Well done, Gonzalez :)

Jarkko :(