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Manerbio CH: Volandri chokes massively, loses to Lopez Jaen 4-6 6-3 5-7

marquez
08-25-2009, 05:42 PM
Volandri couldn't get a bp during the first set.
was 4-6 1-2* down, broke back. Lopez Jaen couldn't hold serve once after that, Volandri got 5-0 up. Broken to 15, Lopez Jaen holds afterwards. Volandri blows 4 mps at 5-2, gets broken, wastes 2 more at 5-4. Lopez Jaen breaks again, Volandri wastes 2 bps in the next return game. Lopez Jaen holds eventually. Serving at 5-6, Volandri has 3 game points(40-0), blows them and Lopez Jaen converts on his first mp.

:o:o:o:o:o:o:o:o:o:o:o:o:o:o:o:o:o

ExcaliburII
08-25-2009, 05:43 PM
insane stuff.

jonathancrane
08-25-2009, 05:49 PM
Pippo :lol:

GlennMirnyi
08-25-2009, 05:53 PM
I don't think anyone really cares about this. :shrug:

ExcaliburII
08-25-2009, 05:55 PM
I don't think anyone really cares about this. :shrug:

I am sure more people will care about the result, than of this post of yours.

JMG
08-25-2009, 05:57 PM
I am sure more people will care about the result, than of this post of yours.

:eek:

fast_clay
08-25-2009, 06:03 PM
hmm... i smell a mug...

Voo de Mar
08-25-2009, 06:17 PM
Hehe, nice choke by Pipo.

HattonWBA
08-25-2009, 07:22 PM
Volandri really sucks these days, at his peak he was a solid player agaisnt lesser guys but now he seemingly stuggles with anybody, although this was most likely a 50/50 match with Volandri being in the form he has been in, he made a final last week where he lost to Koellerer but nothing else significant, the choke is bad but the result is not really suprising at all.

GlennMirnyi
08-25-2009, 07:41 PM
I am sure more people will care about the result, than of this post of yours.

More people as in gamblers who bet in Volandri the fixer?

:lol: their own fault.

Geo
08-25-2009, 07:44 PM
:haha: :rolls:


but maybe he just needs more time to find his form again :shrug: volandri fans shouldn't give up just yet :p

marquez
08-25-2009, 10:12 PM
interesting that most people don't seem to be surprised when the favourite turns a match around, gets 5-0 up in the decider and still loses.
Come on, everybody freaks out when Safin blows a break lead against ouanna or lapentti. I think its really a shock that volandri blew a 3 break lead in Italy with crowd support considering his experience & the quality he once had

Ad Wim
08-25-2009, 10:22 PM
:haha:

Voo de Mar
08-25-2009, 10:35 PM
I think its really a shock that volandri blew a 3 break lead in Italy with crowd support considering his experience & the quality he once had

5 years ago Volandri could have won from reverse situation. In Vina del Mar (QF) was 0:5 (15-40)* to Kuerten in the final set, then 6:5* (40-30) and lost the match in a tie-break 4-7 :lol:

marquez
08-25-2009, 10:37 PM
5 years ago Volandri could have won from reverse situation. In Vina del Mar (QF) was 0:5* to Kuerten in the final set, then *6:5(40-30) and lost in a tie-break :lol:

interesting

Bilbo
08-25-2009, 10:40 PM
choke of the year imo

marquez
08-25-2009, 10:45 PM
choke of the year imo

so far yes
but phm & melzer surely will fight for their crown
watch one of them blowing a 2 set and 5-0 lead at USO

Voo de Mar
08-25-2009, 10:47 PM
Unofficially the biggest number of wasting match points this year. But it's only Challenger, I don't add those tournaments to my "Match Point" thread.

leng jai
08-25-2009, 11:12 PM
Its sad when a supposed ATP level player chokes in a Challenger...

straitup
08-25-2009, 11:59 PM
:haha: What a choke...