Hamburg Rd. 2: PHM d. Pere Riba 6-1 2-6 7-6 (3)

07-21-2009, 02:52 PM
PHM down 1-4 in the 3rd, fights back to win in tb. Haven't heard from Riba before, who qualified and beat Korelev in rnd. 1.

07-21-2009, 02:54 PM
Great fight from Paulo, thank goodness he got out of that one.

07-21-2009, 02:57 PM
Schet result
Shame that Pere couldn't win

07-21-2009, 02:59 PM
This Paulo is such a Spartan :rocker2: bien joué :yeah:

07-21-2009, 03:26 PM
Pere Riba is a future top100 player, he´s only 20 y.o. I think.

07-21-2009, 03:32 PM
Pere Riba is a future top100 player, he´s only 20 y.o. I think.

Hope he can breaks into the top 100 soon

07-21-2009, 03:57 PM
Good fight from PHM and clutch tennis which is generally not his best attribute, good chance to beat Simon next also

07-21-2009, 04:14 PM
good to see PHM sticking it out under pressure, I'd like to see him making a good run here and given Simons recent form I can definitely see him getting past the next round too

Mint Chip
07-21-2009, 07:01 PM
Mathieu tried to tank

07-21-2009, 07:07 PM
Riba is a shite player. Really. I saw him live

He tries to be like Fernando Gonzales hitting every short for a winner.

The difference is that Gonza is a top notch player and Riba is just a challenger level player pretending to do smth big on court

Still PHM was involved in 3 sets

It's hard to believe what his form is. Must be really awfull, freaky form

07-21-2009, 07:09 PM
Good to see him do a comeback and fight his way through it, instead of giving up hope. He shouldn't have been down in the first place though. :o Play better next match Paulo.

07-22-2009, 01:15 AM
never in doubt PhM

Johnny Groove
07-22-2009, 02:18 AM
Fuck, Riba-Madrid, this was a huge chance :o