Båstad R2: Vinciguerra def. Cañas 6-7 (5) 6-3 6-4 [Archive] - MensTennisForums.com

Båstad R2: Vinciguerra def. Cañas 6-7 (5) 6-3 6-4

Action Jackson
07-16-2009, 01:15 PM
Very hard fought but entertaining match with plenty of gruelling rallies , some big forehands from Vinciguerra and excellent defensive skills from both guys. Cañas played better than he has recently, but just couldn't put Vinci away when he had the short balls.

Vinci lost the opening serve in the 3rd set and then broke bat *3-3 after not converting 3 break points and Willy served a double.

Breaking for the match, always the best way to get it done.

Great for Vinci after all the injury problems he has had.

Satsuma
07-16-2009, 01:15 PM
Good for the game

SwedSerbia
07-16-2009, 01:18 PM
Vinci :woohoo:

Certinfy
07-16-2009, 01:18 PM
Yes, i was pissed when Canas won that 1st set.

TMJordan
07-16-2009, 01:19 PM
Good stuff Vinci.

Dini
07-16-2009, 01:19 PM
Loved, loved, loved the match! :worship:

Vinci played with a lot of variety today, loads of drop shots on both sides. Loved that FH DS in the 2nd set. Slice was working well as well, and that FH squash thing too. And the forehand was firing. :hearts:

Canas didn't play a bad match at all I thought, but Vinci had all the answers and more. :rocker2: :bigclap:

Etern
07-16-2009, 01:21 PM
Well done Vinci :D. The match was entertaining and he had to fight hard for the win

Nidhogg
07-16-2009, 01:23 PM
The match against Melzer should make for an interesting contrast in comparison to this one.

Action Jackson
07-16-2009, 01:23 PM
Vinci's two hander has got worse over time, but both guys were defending well.

It's the second time he has defeated Cañas at Båstad. It wasn't as windy as it usually is there, the off forehand was working well for him.

Will need to be on his game against Melzer, who will use the dropshots and variations to get Vinci out of his rhythm.

Dini
07-16-2009, 01:25 PM
Well done Vinci :D. The match was entertaining and he had to fight hard for the win

True, very entertaining. Vinci hit some incredible groundstrokes, really powerful and accurate. :worship:

What impressed me most was his temperament. He didn't fade away after Canas saved the 3 BP's at 3*-2, instead he stayed with him and got the points. Gotta say though Vinci was kinda lucky with a few shanks in the last game, :lol: but fortune favours the brave. :p

Nidhogg
07-16-2009, 01:26 PM
Vinci played with a lot of variety today, loads of drop shots on both sides. Loved that FH DS in the 2nd set. Slice was working well as well, and that FH squash thing too. And the forehand was firing.

Aye. His off-forehand worked well too. He can hit it with a ridicolous angle, which he showed in the third.

Dini
07-16-2009, 01:30 PM
Aye. His off-forehand worked well too. He can hit it with a ridicolous angle, which he showed in the third.

This. :worship:

Melzer is by no means unbeatable. :shrug: I think at the back of the court Vinci is a much more solid player, it all now depends on how much Melzer serves and volleys. I'd like to see Vinci continue hitting dropshots that might throw Melzer off; he's got quite a good disguise on the BH DS. :angel:

marcelwks
07-16-2009, 01:31 PM
Veni Vidi Vinci

Etern
07-16-2009, 01:33 PM
True, very entertaining. Vinci hit some incredible groundstrokes, really powerful and accurate. :worship:

What impressed me most was his temperament. He didn't fade away after Canas saved the 3 BP's at 3*-2, instead he stayed with him and got the points. Gotta say though Vinci was kinda lucky with a few shanks in the last game, :lol: but fortune favours the brave. :p

He deserved some luck today after all the bad luck he has had during his career :p. But I have to agree, today he was the lucky one :)

orangehat
07-16-2009, 01:41 PM
Great match, but it was annoying to see Canas moonballing everything (for the first 2 and a half sets at least, missed the last part)

Dini
07-16-2009, 01:50 PM
Great match, but it was annoying to see Canas moonballing everything (for the first 2 and a half sets at least, missed the last part)

You missed the best part. :p

orangehat
07-16-2009, 01:51 PM
You missed the best part. :p

I know ><. Had to go off! :mad:

Nidhogg
07-16-2009, 01:53 PM
R1: Vinciguera b. Serra 6-7(5) 6-3 6-4
R2: Vinciguera b. Canas 6-7(5) 6-3 6-4

And I think he lost the first three points in both of the breakers. :lol:

Certinfy
07-16-2009, 01:54 PM
R1: Vinciguera b. Serra 6-7(5) 6-3 6-4
R2: Vinciguera b. Canas 6-7(5) 6-3 6-4

And I think he lost the first three points in both of the breakers. :lol::haha: :haha:
Tho that seem quite frightening.

Dini
07-16-2009, 01:55 PM
R1: Vinciguera b. Serra 6-7(5) 6-3 6-4
R2: Vinciguera b. Canas 6-7(5) 6-3 6-4

And I think he lost the first three points in both of the breakers. :lol:

Freaky. :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown:

Fizz
07-16-2009, 02:07 PM
Vinci :yeah:

Aquarianbabe
07-16-2009, 02:09 PM
Shame that Willy lost, I only managed to watch the 3rd set with Willy breaking. At least he won four matches in a row and two tiebreakers as his tb record this year is appalling. Congrats to Vinci fans though. I think it is a confidence things with Canas and hopefully it will come back. Shame he had to df on match point. He is moving really well though.

Dini
07-16-2009, 02:12 PM
Shame that Willy lost, I only managed to watch the 3rd set with Willy breaking. At least he won four matches in a row and two tiebreakers as his tb record this year is appalling. Congrats to Vinci fans though. I think it is a confidence things with Canas and hopefully it will come back. Shame he had to df on match point. He is moving really well though.

He didn't df on MP. :confused: Unless I've got this completely wrong. I thought it was a UE. :o

Etern
07-16-2009, 02:23 PM
R1: Vinciguera b. Serra 6-7(5) 6-3 6-4
R2: Vinciguera b. Canas 6-7(5) 6-3 6-4

And I think he lost the first three points in both of the breakers. :lol:

I guess we know how the match against Melzer will end :lol:

PinkFeatherBoa
07-16-2009, 02:35 PM
It was an entertaining match to watch and I'm glad that Vinci was the one to get the victory since he plays the more pleasant tennis to watch. Congrats to him.

Although I'd still like Melzer to beat him. :p

Action Jackson
07-16-2009, 02:42 PM
He didn't df on MP. :confused: Unless I've got this completely wrong. I thought it was a UE. :o

Surprised you watched anyone besides Federer or Gasquet. It was a missed backhand into the net by Cañas.

Dini
07-16-2009, 02:47 PM
Surprised you watched anyone besides Federer or Gasquet. It was a missed backhand into the net by Cañas.

Thanks. :rolleyes: WTH made you conclude that? :scratch: I have tons of others who I also enjoy watching besides those two you name.

I watch too much tennis for my own good. :o

Aquarianbabe
07-17-2009, 03:15 AM
My bad I guess I am just use to Canas df.

Hoping Melzer wins as well.

HattonWBA
07-17-2009, 09:43 AM
Good win for Vici, ranking will go up for sure