Sidorenko d. King Oscar 26 64 63

07-15-2009, 03:41 PM
Interesting match, with "scrutiny" on it for obvious reasons.

Hernandez looks much the better player first set, runs away with it. 2nd set Sid gradually works his way into it, and nicks it at the end. 3rd is where it gets interesting....

Very competitive, Sid looking marginally stronger.

Oscar gets MTO for a thigh injury, the same one that caused him to retire in last week's SanBenny challenger. Possibly just a restrapping though.

Oscar serving at *2-3. At bp, he leaves one on the baseline that lands way in. Everybody thinking he's "at it" again, and that's the match.

But no, instantly breaks back with some monster amazing play. Dropshots, backspin crosscourt lob, magic courtcraft, passing shot winner. Gorgeous, gorgeous play out of nowhere, and breaks back to love.

Serving again at *3-4, Oscar gets code violation for trying to use a laptop midmatch. Or possibly it was just a time violation, who knows.

He promptly doublefaults, going to deuce. Tired looking now, Sidorenko misses bp. Next deuce, Oscar nets stupidly. Sidorenko then takes the next bp after some classy play, great lob then finishes it at the net.

Sid now serves for the match at *5-3. Another rebreak?

First point, rallyrallyrally, monster winner into the deuce corner from the King, with a broken string! 0-15.

Wonky mishit by Oscar flies out of stadium, 15-15.

2nd serve, Hernandez jumps on it but piles it long, 30-15.

Good serve out wide draws high/slow return, Sid closes to net and puts it away, 40-15. Double mp.

2nd serve, charges net. Wins.

07-15-2009, 03:42 PM
all i hear is sidorenko is an awful player, awful this , awful that and now that he has dethroned the king will he get any credit?

Action Jackson
07-15-2009, 03:42 PM
Were there any dodgy betting patterns?

07-15-2009, 03:44 PM
Were there any dodgy betting patterns?

,01 €426
1,02 €46 €27 865
1,03 €12451 €31 573
1,04 €160 326
1,05 €90 €290 142
1,06 €30 €217 956
1,07 €173 €99 974
1,08 €10 €44 326
1,09 €25 932
1,10 €39 249

07-15-2009, 03:44 PM
King? Squire Oscar is all he can be :lol:

07-15-2009, 03:45 PM
:lol: Oscar's DF after the time violation...and I thought he was gonna get another time violation for arguing about the time violation he just got

07-15-2009, 03:47 PM
Were there any dodgy betting patterns?

Not that I saw. Some pretty wild swings around the MTO, but that's normal.

Result at the end was a little surprising, as it looked a little like Oscar's extra class was telling, and Sidorenko didn't quite have the quality to close it out. As it happened he did, raised his level the last two games, pretty clutch. Good choice of when to attack the net in particular.

lol, cameraman went to the "no laptops/handys sign" :-)

Action Jackson
07-15-2009, 03:50 PM
Then there was nothing wrong this match.

Oscar and Damian Steiner have had a few interesting exchanges, the strapping on the thigh, surprised he could move. He was breaking strings like Malisse.

Sidorenko had his moment in the sun, played a bit better than the last time they played.

07-15-2009, 03:54 PM
,01 €426
1,02 €46 €27 865
1,03 €12451 €31 573

That happens almost every Oscar match, win or lose :-) I saw one where a guy was flinging around 10k (and consistently getting it wrong).

07-15-2009, 04:14 PM
nope Nils, there were NOT any strange betting patterns, clean match imo

07-15-2009, 04:20 PM
allez Alex:yeah:

07-15-2009, 05:16 PM
Good win for Sidorenko, another lucky loser capitalising

07-15-2009, 05:18 PM
good result for tennis

07-15-2009, 05:25 PM
retire from tennis oscar

07-15-2009, 05:44 PM
Yay, Sidorenko is cool. Congratulations! :)

07-15-2009, 08:03 PM
Good riddance, fixer

07-15-2009, 09:24 PM
Retire from your life, Oscar

07-16-2009, 03:59 AM
atp needs to ban this oscar for life
he is worse than donkey