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DC deliciousness - Tommy in Washington

thefly
08-01-2009, 06:04 AM
Tommy's 10th seed, which comes with a first round bye. Then probably a Spaniard, Ferrero or Robredo. Other seeds in his quarter are Gonzalez and Andreev.

Full draw (http://www.leggmasontennisclassic.com/upload/966.PDF)

DC is a 500 event, so lot's of points to win. Go Tommy!

Lugburz
08-01-2009, 06:20 AM
actually this time,I expected a little bit easier draw,but what the hell,with this game and look on the court anything is possible by ''this'' Tommy Haas! Auf Geht's!

thefly
08-01-2009, 05:53 PM
Whoops, of course what I wrote is wrong, first up in Tommy's 2nd round is Dancevic or a qualifier.

Tommy fan
08-01-2009, 07:42 PM
Whoops, of course what I wrote is wrong, first up in Tommy's 2nd round is Dancevic or a qualifier.

Way better than the first post.. However, still not guarantee an easy match.. Good luck! :)

el tenista
08-01-2009, 08:02 PM
It's a funny draw overall...
Seed 1 vs Seed 16
2 vs 15
3 vs 14
...
8 vs 9
:D

thefly
08-01-2009, 08:20 PM
Yeah, I read about that in the other forum. Weird. Too much of a coincidence, actually. But what the hell ...

TennisFan2012
08-01-2009, 10:31 PM
Fish (8th seed on this draw) has withdrawn from LA with an injury. If he withdraws from Legg Mason, would Tommy move up as a seed, or would they put in a Lucky Loser? Qualifying is going on this weekend. I'm going to go to the final and maybe during the week if Tom is playing. Will post a report if I go.

16681
08-02-2009, 07:01 AM
The fields seem to get stronger IMHO as these Tournaments go on toward the U.S. Open. Because more players from other countries start coming to the U.S. (and Canada) to play in at least some of these Tournaments. I was so disappointed after L.A. I think I will keep my expectations low this time.

TennisFan2012
08-03-2009, 01:25 PM
USTA upped the point value for DC and dropped it for Indy. That's a major reason for the greater player interest.

el tenista
08-04-2009, 01:58 PM
2nd round opponent will be Dancevic. He's pretty dangerous on American hardcourts, Tommy should definitely pay attention!

thefly
08-04-2009, 05:44 PM
Oh, Tommy already in action tonight?! 1 a.m. CET ... not sure I'll be around then, no TV coverage until Friday.

16681
08-05-2009, 12:04 AM
Sad another scoring site to have to look at :sad: :ras: I'm not penning my hopes on a Tournament win like I was in L.A. I just hope Tommy can advance in the Tournament to pick up points.

thefly
08-05-2009, 01:54 AM
Looks good in the first set so far ... ;)

16681
08-05-2009, 01:56 AM
So far so good--Tommy leads in the 1st Set 4-1 :D I hope he feels more comfortable in D.C. than L.A. He just didn't seem to be that happy Tommy we had been seeing as of late in L.A. I hope he gets that look and feeling back--fingers crossed :angel:

thefly
08-05-2009, 01:58 AM
First set 6-1. And that with a 1st serve percentage of 40 ... :)

16681
08-05-2009, 02:01 AM
First set 6-1. And that with a 1st serve percentage of 40 ... :)
40% :lol: Well no one asks how they just ask how many :) And I'm sure that breadstick was tasty ;)

16681
08-05-2009, 02:08 AM
1 all in the 2nd Set.

thefly
08-05-2009, 02:09 AM
lol, two DF's in a row and than an ace on the 2nd. Tommy is so funny. :p

16681
08-05-2009, 02:14 AM
2-1 Dancevic in the 2nd Set.

thefly
08-05-2009, 02:16 AM
4-1 actually, Dancevic up with the break ...

16681
08-05-2009, 02:16 AM
3-1 Dancevic in the 2nd Set :scared:

16681
08-05-2009, 02:18 AM
4-1 actually, Dancevic up with the break ...
The so called "scoring sites" are always behind :mad: And actually all they really are is betting sites :rolleyes:

thefly
08-05-2009, 02:22 AM
Yes! Rebreak, 4-3! Come on ...

16681
08-05-2009, 02:22 AM
My scoring site shows Dancevic 4-2 in the 2nd Set.

16681
08-05-2009, 02:24 AM
Yes! Rebreak, 4-3! Come on ...
Thank you for letting me know my scoring site is actually one game behind :) And I hope the comeback is on :D

thefly
08-05-2009, 02:27 AM
Thank you for letting me know my scoring site is actually one game behind :) And I hope the comeback is on :D

Very much so, 4-all. :) Now come on, finish him off ...

16681
08-05-2009, 02:28 AM
Tommy Baby :yeah:

thefly
08-05-2009, 02:31 AM
Ah, already three bp's wasted, come on!

EDIT

Another one, now take it!

thefly
08-05-2009, 02:35 AM
Damn it, 5-4 Dancevic. So close ...

16681
08-05-2009, 02:38 AM
Wasted break points are NEVER a good thing :sad:

thefly
08-05-2009, 02:40 AM
Setpoint for the Canadian ...

EDIT

And he takes the 2nd set 6-4. Damn, I want to go to bed! :p

16681
08-05-2009, 02:46 AM
Setpoint for the Canadian ...

EDIT

And he takes the 2nd set 6-4. Damn, I want to go to bed! :p
That happens a lot. One player has wasted break points in a game and then gets broken on his own serve :sad: I wanted a two Set Match myself, but not because of time since I live in the Eastern part of the U.S. I wanted Tommy to have an easy win, but now if he wins it will have to be in 3 :sad:

thefly
08-05-2009, 02:49 AM
And he was already up 30-0 in that game. Too bad, considering the first break against him was stupid to begin with.

Now an easy hold to 1-1. But 1st serve again down to 40%.

16681
08-05-2009, 02:56 AM
And he was already up 30-0 in that game. Too bad, considering the first break against him was stupid to begin with.

Now an easy hold to 1-1. But 1st serve again down to 40%.
Think positive--Tommy won the 1st Set with the serve down at 40%--however it isn't something I would recommend trying to do :p

16681
08-05-2009, 03:08 AM
Well my scoring site says 3-2 Dancevic, but who knows what the score actually is :lol:

16681
08-05-2009, 03:13 AM
Now it says 3 all. This 3rd Set is just too tight for my liking :scared:

16681
08-05-2009, 03:21 AM
Now it says 4-3 Tommy :D I'll take it whether it is true or not :p

16681
08-05-2009, 03:26 AM
Now it says 5-4 Tommy in the 3rd Set.

16681
08-05-2009, 03:30 AM
Game, Set, and Match Tommy :yippee:

el tenista
08-05-2009, 05:53 AM
Tommy through! Puh!

TommyB.
08-05-2009, 08:59 AM
nice serve stats ;)

some sentences from Tommy after his match:

“Any win is a good win and if it weren’t for one bad game in the second set it could easily have been 6-1, 6-4,” said Haas. “But then it became a battle and anything can happen in a third set. He started to believe he could win.

“I’m still not completely happy with my game; it’s not where I want it to be. But at the same time I don’t want to peak too early before the US Open.

“It’s always tough going from one tournament to the next if you don’t have many days to prepare,” he said. “It’s a different heat in LA – it’s more humid here – and the court in LA was a little rougher and slower.”

thefly
08-05-2009, 10:46 AM
Ha, I went to bed at 2-2 in the third; after he hold that service game and saved three or four bp's, I somehow knew he would win this one. ;)

Good thing that he's not happy with his game yet. He's certainly struggling a bit with his serve. But as he said, no need to peak too early, lol. :p

thefly
08-06-2009, 01:05 PM
Tommy takes on Ferrero tonight, expected winner over Robredo (who I think has the better game on hard court, but just doesn't play well these days). Interesting match-up. Ferrero is also experiencing a kind of resurgence this year. Most results on clay of course, but a good run on grass as well.
There's no question that Tommy's the better man on this surfance, but he certainly has to come up with the goods tonight.

el tenista
08-06-2009, 08:29 PM
Coem on Tommy, take it!!!
I hope you guys will be around for the match to cheer for him...I have to go to bed now, I'm so f... tired... ;) I really hope to watch Tommy live tomorrow night. Come on man!!

thefly
08-06-2009, 09:15 PM
I'm here. :) I have an exam tomorrow morning, but tonight that's such a decent time for us Europeans for a change, still way too early to go to bed. ;)

TommyB.
08-06-2009, 09:20 PM
typical slow start ;)

thefly
08-06-2009, 09:38 PM
That Tommy can't take advantage of Ferrero's low 1st serve percentage (even lower than his own), tells me there may again be numerous UE's involved ...

TommyB.
08-06-2009, 09:40 PM
he found his rhythm on serve at least

and he breaks back after a couple of setpoints for JCF

thefly
08-06-2009, 09:53 PM
Woohoo, didn't see that break coming. :p
Now don't give it away again, focus!

thefly
08-06-2009, 10:02 PM
Yes! Great comeback once again, four games in a row to take the set. Now that has to calm him down a bit ...

TommyB.
08-06-2009, 10:07 PM
rollercoaster ... as always ;)

Fabilicious
08-06-2009, 10:09 PM
Hey guys! I've just started following Haasi, how many set points did Ferreroclown have in the first set? Looks like another great mental match for Tommy after saving some set points against Marat last week!
Let's go Tommy, get this one:worship:

thefly
08-06-2009, 10:13 PM
Two set points I think it was. Tommy on the other hand took both his two chances to break JC ...

Fabilicious
08-06-2009, 10:16 PM
Thanks a lot! That's definitely what makes Tommy so special these days:
-coming down from 2-5 against chokeschreiber in Halle
-saving mp against cilic in wimby
-saving some set points against safin

and now again..

Seems as if Tommy gains the luck he missed at many points in his career, great :)

thefly
08-06-2009, 10:18 PM
Man, Tommy really has to come up with some more first serves ...

TommyB.
08-06-2009, 10:20 PM
his serve stats are weird :o

Fabilicious
08-06-2009, 10:22 PM
He has a "service problem" since the US hardcourt season, has played no match with a >70% percentage in LA and now in D.C.! Strange...

Fabilicious
08-06-2009, 10:22 PM
his serve stats are weird :o

points won on 1st serve are okay --> 83%

TommyB.
08-06-2009, 10:24 PM
ok we'll see another set

thefly
08-06-2009, 10:25 PM
And there goes the 2nd set. Oh boy ...

Fabilicious
08-06-2009, 10:25 PM
Tommy plays like Karlovic, only gets a point with an ace-.-


However, Tommy will win this in 2, you'll see ;)

thefly
08-06-2009, 10:27 PM
I usually like a positive attitude, but I think a 1-6 is more realistic. :p

EDIT

Or not. ;) Yeah, it's sooo easy ...

Fabilicious
08-06-2009, 10:29 PM
Hm, my result is still alive ;)

Easy 7-5 7-5 :D

TommyB.
08-06-2009, 10:30 PM
Really strange, a nice comeback in the first set and then another meltdown. This is Tommy Haas.

14 aces already

Fabilicious
08-06-2009, 10:32 PM
hm, crap :D need to go to work tomorrow unfortunately, good night everbody, i'll keep my fingers crossed for Tommy while sleeping ;)

thefly
08-06-2009, 10:38 PM
Night ...

Man, troubled service games and 16 aces now ... messed up.

thefly
08-06-2009, 10:44 PM
Ok, now is exaclty the time to quit the bullshit and bring it home!

thefly
08-06-2009, 10:47 PM
lol, good one.

TommyB.
08-06-2009, 10:48 PM
20 aces, please :angel:

thefly
08-06-2009, 10:49 PM
19 ... :p

EDIT

May have been the last service game, so ... ;)

TommyB.
08-06-2009, 10:53 PM
my prediction: 22 :p

TommyB.
08-06-2009, 10:57 PM
GSM Tommy, only 19 aces :rolleyes:

thefly
08-06-2009, 10:58 PM
Ah, too bad. ;)
Well, that was one weird match. I'm curious if Ferrero just took his turn for a meltdown in the end, or if Tommy really kicked it up a notch.
Whatever, we hopefully can check by ourselves tomorrow night. :)

Take care.

TommyB.
08-06-2009, 11:12 PM
Great, I hope we can see his match tomorrow. Probably Gonzo, should be a nice one. ;)

shadows
08-07-2009, 12:11 AM
Good win Tommy; tough match that really, JCF seemed to be in good form given how he dismissed Robredo. Gonzo in the next round, I think he'll win ^^

TennisFan2012
08-07-2009, 01:39 AM
OK, I drove out just to see Tommy and left during the first set of Hewitt-Del Potro, so I'm home again! Ferrero was hitting low and flat but made some errors to allow Tommy back into the first set (Tommy was steadier at the end than JC), then Tommy's errors seemed to add up in the 2nd set. JCF also seemed to surprise TH with some excellent gets after what appeared to be TH winners. TH went back into the smart playing mode in Set 3 and eased his way into the QF! Go Tommy!

The crowd was definitely with Tommy though DC crowds are relatively quiet.

It was nice and cool (extremely unusual for DC this time of year), but Tommy was his usual sweaty self and changed shirts at the end of each set. It's supposed to get warmer tomorrow then hot Saturday and Sunday.

16681
08-07-2009, 04:27 AM
Tommy :yippee: But I didn't even know he was playing :o I guess it is easier on my nerves that way, but I don't know what happened? It is like I lost all track of time :shrug: The TV coverage will be starting so I hope I can see Tommy play. I hate those scoring sites I have to use may be that is why I just forgot the Match :unsure:

el tenista
08-07-2009, 05:53 AM
Tommy, you are the best!!! :devil: :worship:
He'll play the 1st match on Center Court against Gonzalez at 6 p.m. CET today, this is great!!
With his win over JCF, Tommy is back in the Top 20 :)

thefly
08-07-2009, 11:30 AM
ESPN2 begins broadcasting at noon, so chances are good!

Gonzalez ist certainly a tough opponent. We all remember their last two encounters in 2007, first the sick loss in the Aussie Open semi, and then Tommy's just as safe revenge later in Indian Wells. All that doesn't matter much today - I think it is in Tommy's hands again. If he gets his game together, and his serve more consistent, than he will win this. It's Gonzalez first appearance on the USO Series, and he didn't have any other noteworthy results on hard court so far this year ...

el tenista
08-07-2009, 04:10 PM
50 mins to go :)

thefly
08-07-2009, 05:08 PM
Oh, hey, bet365 (http://www.bet365.com) covers the match!

shadows
08-07-2009, 05:21 PM
Let's go Tommy, he's started pretty well. Looks to be serving great ^_^

el tenista
08-07-2009, 05:36 PM
High quality match so far! Tommy 4-3* up!

shadows
08-07-2009, 05:40 PM
^ It really is! The inside out bh winner that Tommy hit earlier in the set was incredible! As was the forehand pass off that huge Gonzo approach come to think of it :)

el tenista
08-07-2009, 05:42 PM
^ It really is! The inside out bh winner that Tommy hit earlier in the set was incredible! As was the forehand pass off that huge Gonzo approach come to think of it :)

Yep, this BH was really amazing, so much speed :devil: :worship:

thefly
08-07-2009, 05:42 PM
Yep, but overall he still let's Gonzalez execute his power tennis a little too easily.

thefly
08-07-2009, 05:44 PM
Great defensive drop shots. ;)

el tenista
08-07-2009, 05:47 PM
5 all...Decisive part of the set coming up. Hold!!

thefly
08-07-2009, 05:52 PM
And a 30:0 lead turned into a break. Great one once again.

el tenista
08-07-2009, 05:52 PM
3rd time 30 0, 3rd time 30 30 and the break :o

thefly
08-07-2009, 05:58 PM
I know it's partly disappointment speaking ... but God, Gonzalez's game is so ugly ... :p

el tenista
08-07-2009, 05:58 PM
This forehand is just incredible. But Tommy gives him too much balls on his forehand, nearly all retunrns come to the FH...

shadows
08-07-2009, 06:00 PM
^ that is in part due to how much gonzo opens up his forehand side though, hitting the ball to the backhand side often just means he'll hit an inside out forehand from further out of the court! =p

it's alright, plenty of time for Tommy to get back into this.

el tenista
08-07-2009, 06:02 PM
Tommy is finished with his nerves at the moment. He needs to calm down and to hit 1st serves!

shadows
08-07-2009, 06:02 PM
Tooommmyyy, what was with those 2 backhands :(

thefly
08-07-2009, 06:03 PM
Ah, this crap is over.

thefly
08-07-2009, 06:10 PM
Oh look, Tommy almost blowing a 30-0 lead. Good thing this doesn't happen very often ... :p

Great escape though. ;)

el tenista
08-07-2009, 06:11 PM
BP for a double break saved, no the right time to come back!

thefly
08-07-2009, 06:19 PM
lol, Tommy pointing the ball kid where to stand with the umbrella so that it acutally blocks out the sun. :p

thefly
08-07-2009, 06:23 PM
So that's what he does with bp's pretty much handed to him ... that's just not good enough, man.

EDIT

Oh, now it's S&V again. Great.
Boy this is awful. Even the sun vanishes on bp against Tommy. :p

shadows
08-07-2009, 06:28 PM
*sigh* that was a dissapointing game and a half :/

--

ed: jaysis tommy, where was this in the middle of the set >_<

thefly
08-07-2009, 06:32 PM
At least he's giving us a little something in the end. :p Too little too late ...?

shadows
08-07-2009, 06:38 PM
too little too late indeed, oh well, at least he made the 1/4s, and he'll have a little bit of time off before montreal :)

thefly
08-07-2009, 06:39 PM
Well, good first set, that may even have showed some improvement, but in the end still not consistent enough against a solidly playing Gonzalez. And then a ridiculous second set ...

Maybe his heart is not really in it yet, I don't know. Guess we'll find out as the end of the month approaches.

TAToohsalmon
08-07-2009, 07:41 PM
Haas interview from DC, talks about his two wins, Davis Cup, and his desire for on court coaching:

http://www.thedailyforehand.com/2009/8/7/980422/the-daily-forehand-talks-to-tommy

TAToohsalmon
08-07-2009, 07:46 PM
Photos of Tommy vs Ferrero http://picasaweb.google.com/thedailyforehand/HaasFerrero

TommyB.
08-07-2009, 09:27 PM
No tragedy, Tommy has won the two matches he should win. The next stages are more important.

OMG I just saw the Montreal Draw. Karlovic in R1, Gonzo or Berdych in R2, then Davydenko. A real test!! :eek:

16681
08-07-2009, 11:57 PM
No tragedy, Tommy has won the two matches he should win. The next stages are more important.

OMG I just saw the Montreal Draw. Karlovic in R1, Gonzo or Berdych in R2, then Davydenko. A real test!! :eek:
Tommy :sad: Montreal Draw :eek: :eek: :eek: