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AO 2R: Monaco def. Llodra 3-6 3-6 7-6 6-1 6-3

Snoo Foo
01-21-2010, 02:47 AM
What a turnaround, Llodra playing like the Mika of yore for 2 sets, then toe/shoe trouble end of 3d set, all downhill from there :sad:

Good on Pico for hanging in there :yeah:

...but Kolya will eat him alive :scared:

:Zaz:
01-21-2010, 02:51 AM
http://lh5.ggpht.com/_OqkYZPU8YfU/S0Swj8Vx91I/AAAAAAAAAIQ/yF5GnFQIcgM/517241.gif Pico

philosophicalarf
01-21-2010, 02:53 AM
Appalling match, a complete insult to a slam level event. Monaco couldn't keep the ball in court for more than a few strokes.

Beginning of 2nd set, he broke for *3-1, then lost 5 games in a row. Broke at end of 3rd set, served for it, choked, broke again, served for it again, choked again. Kudos for winning the tiebreak though.

Llodra had blisters after that, and gave up. Immediately broken to love the first game of the 4th set, and pretty obvious he didn't care after that.


Llodra was decent for the first set, but his serve malfunctioned badly in the 2nd set, and only Monaco exploding kept him in it. In the third his serve was awful, and in the 4th he was just rolling it on.

osalsyst
01-21-2010, 02:59 AM
At first I was wondering where Llodra's level of play was coming from especially after that loss to Levy a couple weeks ago. But you could tell midway through the third that if Monaco could pull that set out, the match was his. After failing to serve the set out twice, he found himself down 1-3 and later two points from defeat in the tb before squeezing through and eventually running away with it.

Good win for the Argentine. Having said that, he has no chance against Davy.

LocoPorElTenis
01-21-2010, 06:16 AM
Lucky one, Pico. Still a good victory. Now prepare to be sacrificed in the altar of DavyGOAT.

*Jean*
01-21-2010, 06:44 AM
Juani :hearts:

Voo de Mar
01-21-2010, 07:00 AM
After failing to serve the set out twice, he found himself down 1-3 and later two points from defeat in the tb before squeezing through and eventually running away with it.


It's the second time Monaco beat Llodra being two points away from defeat.

Ferrero Forever
01-21-2010, 07:26 AM
Really scary nerveracking match to watch live, let me tell you guys that! But it was fun, and Pico's smile at the end was beautiful. So happy he won, regardless of what happens against Davydenko

osalsyst
01-21-2010, 07:31 AM
It's the second time Monaco beat Llodra being two points away from defeat.

Yeah that Auckland match was a tighty.

Voo de Mar
01-21-2010, 07:55 AM
Yeah that Auckland match was a tighty.

What was today in the tie-break: 5-4 for Llodra or 5-4 for Monaco and later 5-5? In Auckland Llodra had 5:4 (30-0) in the third, lost twice tie-breaks 5-7 so maybe he was more than once 2 points away... :)

ossie
01-21-2010, 08:31 AM
seriously whats with all the turnarounds lately?

jrm
01-21-2010, 02:09 PM
Mikki; rare chance to get in r3 of a slam :mad:

Rumour
01-21-2010, 02:27 PM
Good on Pico for hanging in there :yeah:

...but Kolya will eat him alive :scared:
He does have a rather bloodthirsty grin in your current avatar :toothy:

Iván
01-21-2010, 02:31 PM
Llodra led 6-3 6-3 3-1

WOW, BIG CHOKE.

gulzhan
01-21-2010, 02:32 PM
Great job, Monaco! :yeah:

malisha
01-21-2010, 02:49 PM
better player lost as he is so injury prone

Pico will be happy to win more that 4 games in 3 sets against Donkey

LaFuria
01-21-2010, 02:53 PM
Great job Pico, too bad Davy is gonna destroy you. :sad:

osalsyst
01-21-2010, 03:29 PM
What was today in the tie-break: 5-4 for Llodra or 5-4 for Monaco and later 5-5? In Auckland Llodra had 5:4 (30-0) in the third, lost twice tie-breaks 5-7 so maybe he was more than once 2 points away... :)

Llodra was 5-4* today but even so it was kinda obvious Monaco would pull it out.

philosophicalarf
01-21-2010, 06:39 PM
better player lost as he is so injury prone


Yes, injuries so catastrophic he was out playing doubles 2 hours later.

TennisLurker
01-21-2010, 07:16 PM
Davy is soooo gonna kill Monaco

fran70
01-21-2010, 10:01 PM
Monaco was so lucky as Llodra was totally in control of the match until he got injured. However it was Pico reward for not giving up but he should add "something else" if he wants to have any chance to compete with Davydenko in the following round