Shanghai R1: Stan Wawrinka def. Lukasz Kubot 2-6 7-6(5) 7-6(3) [Archive] - MensTennisForums.com

Shanghai R1: Stan Wawrinka def. Lukasz Kubot 2-6 7-6(5) 7-6(3)

orangehat
10-12-2009, 11:31 AM
VERY lucky escape here from 5-1 down in the 2nd set tiebreak.

Wonder if his injury is bad though. String of horrible attempted passing shots.

Har-Tru
10-12-2009, 11:31 AM
:bounce:

Dini
10-12-2009, 11:32 AM
Amazing. :worship:

Sapeod
10-12-2009, 11:32 AM
what a poor performance from kubot in the tiebreaks :o

good overall i guess...

Nathaliia
10-12-2009, 11:33 AM
Kubot at his favourite way of losing :worship:

Sunset of Age
10-12-2009, 11:33 AM
Congrats, Stani! :hatoff:

That 1-5 to 7-5 comeback in the second set TB, was that a case of Stan upping his level or did Kubot just choke horribly? (couldn't watch the match, just followed the SB)

Voo de Mar
10-12-2009, 11:34 AM
Kubot began the match with sensational 4:0 and didn't lose a service game until the end (Wawa had break points in four games, twice in the first set).

Q-bot led 5:1 in the first tie-break, had also 3 bp's at 3:2 in the third, and later was two points away from victory at 6:5, was 2 points away from victory at 9 different stages of the match! :shrug:

Congrats, Stani! :hatoff:

That 1-5 to 7-5 comeback in the second set TB, was that a case of Stan upping his level or did Kubot just choke horribly? (couldn't watch the match, just followed the SB)

I think it's tough to say it was classical choke, Wawrinka at 1:5 in the tie-break, definitely played his best tennis of the match, also in his last service game was very aggressive and didn't give Kubot any chance to reach MP.

Aaric
10-12-2009, 11:34 AM
Congrats, Stani! :hatoff:

That 1-5 to 7-5 comeback in the second set TB, was that a case of Stan upping his level or did Kubot just choke horribly? (couldn't watch the match, just followed the SB)

Stan upping his level hugely :)
Hell yeah !!! :rocker:

rubbERR
10-12-2009, 11:34 AM
Congrats, Stani! :hatoff:

That 1-5 to 7-5 comeback in the second set TB, was that a case of Stan upping his level or did Kubot just choke horribly? (couldn't watch the match, just followed the SB)

no, wawrinka played very well to get back tie-break...hit 4 winners and one good return.

adingh
10-12-2009, 11:37 AM
Kubot was 2 points away from top 100 :(

Sunset of Age
10-12-2009, 11:38 AM
Kubot began the match with sensational 4:0 and didn't lose a service game until the end (Wawa had break points in four games, twice in the first set).

Q-bot led 5:1 in the first tie-break, had also 3 bp's at 3:2 in the third, and later was two points away from victory at 6:5, was 2 points away from victory at 9 different stages of the match! :shrug:

Yeah I saw that... some games took ages, lots of BPs. :o

I think it's tough to say it was classical choke, Wawrinka at 1:5 in the tie-break, definitely played his best tennis of the match, also in his last service game was very aggressive and didn't give Kubot any chance to reach MP.

Stan upping his level hugely :)
Hell yeah !!! :rocker:

no, wawrinka played very well to get back tie-break...hit 4 winners and one good return.

Well that's very good to read. :D

Voo de Mar
10-12-2009, 11:43 AM
Exactly one year ago (in Madrid), Wawrinka won almost identical match against Kohlschreiber, also was 2 points away from defeat in 2nd and 3rd set.

jonathancrane
10-12-2009, 11:45 AM
Mugs match

born_on_clay
10-12-2009, 11:47 AM
Kubot at his favourite way of losing :worship:

Unfortunately that's the truth :(
Big choking from Łukasz

Voo de Mar
10-12-2009, 11:54 AM
I think Q-bot made one serious mistake in this match - believed in triumph too early - at 5:1 in the tie-break. Just before the 1st serve he nodded, probably thought "6-2 7-6 over Wawrinka? Great! I didn't expect". His first serve was a metre beside the T, I suppose it was his worst 1st serve in the entire match. Obviously he still would have won but Wawrinka played then three consecutive points on the highest level.

Manon
10-12-2009, 12:06 PM
Well, I'm glad for hunky Polish. Even though he lost his steps to top players are huge:yeah:

shawshank
10-12-2009, 12:19 PM
So unfair. This match made me so sad. Wawrinka didn't broke Kubot even once :(
This match would give Kubot ranking of 102.
I'm proud of Kugoat for such a fight but it's really a tough loss. He was so many times 2 balls from scoring first win ever in Masters 1000 :(
Now I don't even care for his doubles results. I would prefer fim to go and play qualies of Stockholm or Moscow. He is on fire in singles and he can really get into TOP 100!

betowiec
10-12-2009, 12:27 PM
So unfair. This match made me so sad. Wawrinka didn't broke Kubot even once :(
This match would give Kubot ranking of 102.
I'm proud of Kugoat for such a fight but it's really a tough loss. He was so many times 2 balls from scoring first win ever in Masters 1000 :(
Now I don't even care for his doubles results. I would prefer fim to go and play qualies of Stockholm or Moscow. He is on fire in singles and he can really get into TOP 100!

based on what??????????

CooCooCachoo
10-12-2009, 12:28 PM
Lukasz is really coming into his own :o Almost beating Wawrinka :o

Keep it up Lukasz :dance:

Nidhogg
10-12-2009, 01:20 PM
A very impressive comeback from Stan in the first breaker. He really raised his game at 1/5 down.

philosophicalarf
10-12-2009, 01:24 PM
Qbot should maybe try playing this level against guys outside the top20, then he might actually get somewhere in the game.

sammy01
10-12-2009, 01:49 PM
glad stan won but there was huge patches of the match he seemed to lack any intensity.

born_on_clay
10-12-2009, 02:53 PM
based on what??????????

based on projected rankings/points I suppose

born_on_clay
10-12-2009, 02:54 PM
So unfair. This match made me so sad. Wawrinka didn't broke Kubot even once :(
This match would give Kubot ranking of 102.
I'm proud of Kugoat for such a fight but it's really a tough loss. He was so many times 2 balls from scoring first win ever in Masters 1000 :(
Now I don't even care for his doubles results. I would prefer fim to go and play qualies of Stockholm or Moscow. He is on fire in singles and he can really get into TOP 100!

Łukasz is very likely to crak into top 100 this season
As far as I know he's very close to top 100 in Race

Certinfy
10-12-2009, 02:54 PM
:mad: What shit!

Euroquitter
10-12-2009, 03:02 PM
Nice fight from Stanislas! :)
Not impressive at all, but at least a win!

Kubot :tape:
If you waste a *5-1 lead in the TB, you just dont deserve it to win!