Cincinnati R1: P.H. Mathieu beats M. Zverev 6-7(4), 7-5,6-3 [Archive] - MensTennisForums.com

Cincinnati R1: P.H. Mathieu beats M. Zverev 6-7(4), 7-5,6-3

DrJules
08-17-2009, 05:43 PM
P. H. Mathieu seems more stable winning these days.

SERVivor
08-17-2009, 05:44 PM
Up and down match. PHM should have won in straights. He was terrible on break point conversions in sets 1 and 2.

betowiec
08-17-2009, 05:56 PM
expected one

Bilbo
08-17-2009, 06:03 PM
expected one

Rumour
08-17-2009, 07:10 PM
Only followed the last couple of games on a constantly buffering livestream but, from what the commentator said, it sounded like a match of ups and downs. Glad PHM made it through after losing the first set and (IIRC) making a couple of DFs his last service game before breaking again to take it :angel:

seljanin
08-17-2009, 07:27 PM
I watched this match, and, well, Zverev has become such a pusher. Ok, his groundies have always been pretty soft, but the puzzling thing is that he doesn't try to attack at all and only pushes/slices the ball back into the court. I have watched him in the past, and he has an ability to serve&volley and to finish the points after rushing the net, but he's not using it anymore :confused: Those very few times, when he actually went to the net, he didn't look very comfortable.

Only followed the last couple of games on a constantly buffering livestream but, from what the commentator said, it sounded like a match of ups and downs.

It was. Not a quality match for sure.

CooCooCachoo
08-17-2009, 07:44 PM
:sobbing:

JMG
08-17-2009, 08:32 PM
He was playing 3 meters behind the baseline all the time, so it's no surprise he's tired in the third. :rolleyes: Actually at 76 55 bp, Zverev was so far behind the baseline playing moonballs that he didn't really have enough room to swing his racket.

Mateya
08-17-2009, 09:17 PM
Mug performance, but a win is a win.

Should of won in 2.

Voo de Mar
08-17-2009, 09:57 PM
Seemed Mathieu injured his right wrist playing passing-shot on match point :o I'm curious whether it affects his next match against Dr. Ivo.

Horatio Caine
08-17-2009, 10:06 PM
Seemed Mathieu injured his right wrist playing passing-shot on match point :o I'm curious whether it affects his next match against Dr. Ivo.

The outcome will probably be the same regardless. :tape:

But I hope he is alright. As for Zverev...what was he thinking? :o

Deivid23
08-18-2009, 08:52 AM
I needed a pill for my headache after this one :spit:

HattonWBA
08-18-2009, 12:02 PM
Good win for PHM he now faces Dr Ivo

gulzhan
08-18-2009, 01:48 PM
Good job, Paulo, keep it up!

VolandriFan
08-18-2009, 01:52 PM
Paulo survives.

I hope his wrist is ok!

Henry Chinaski
08-18-2009, 03:20 PM
mathieu made a decent attempt to choke this one. got broken in the third when up a double break at 4-1 then at 4-3 tried to get broken again by double faulting twice to get to 30 all. zverev was too much a mug to take advantage though