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Miami R1: Blake d. (WC)Krajinovic 6-7(6) 6-4 6-4

n8
03-25-2010, 02:35 AM
Krajinovic almost scored his first ATP win (and turn around his disappointed season thus far) but Blake prevailed in the end. At least 18 year old wild card Krajinovic made a good match of it. Blake goes on to face 27th seed Bellucci in round 2.

osalsyst
03-25-2010, 02:53 AM
The Serb had game point for 5-4 in the second but Df'd and Blake seemingly took control from there. Blake should be able to take down Bellucci. You never know though.

KarlyM
03-25-2010, 02:56 AM
Too bad I couldn't watch this - I can't tell how well Krajinovic was playing. All I can tell from the stats is that Blake served like absolute sh!t. :help: It must have been all Blake's match experience that helped him dig out the win. Krajinovic put up a good fight for an 18 year old ranked #331. ;)

Blake better pick it up against Bellucci. :smash:

.-Federers_Mate-.
03-25-2010, 03:00 AM
yea james too good. Love it how he let krajinovic into it and then sucked the life out of him while he was winning and smashed him.:timebomb:

coonster14
03-25-2010, 03:58 AM
hope blake gets past bellucci next round.

want to see blake/nole 3rd round match. :D

jcempire
03-25-2010, 06:05 AM
Too bad I couldn't watch this - I can't tell how well Krajinovic was playing. All I can tell from the stats is that Blake served like absolute sh!t. :help: It must have been all Blake's match experience that helped him dig out the win. Krajinovic put up a good fight for an 18 year old ranked #331. ;)

Blake better pick it up against Bellucci. :smash:

Blake suck........

He needs to retire

Marc23
03-25-2010, 12:47 PM
Well,considering Krajinovic's recent form I thought that Blake would destroy him...

Time Violation
03-25-2010, 01:03 PM
Good result. :) Just hope Filip doesn't become a new Janko - playing great against tough opponents and losing in straights against his own level or weaker ones. :p

dusan1610
03-25-2010, 02:22 PM
Well,considering Krajinovic's recent form I thought that Blake would destroy him...

And I thought this.

Marc23
03-25-2010, 03:22 PM
Well,really...considering his late form...considering how Filip looks physically weaker then Blake...etc. this is a good result!

Radalek
03-25-2010, 03:48 PM
Blake after match:

"From what I saw tonight he's got a lot of talent, moves great, very solid and a weapon in the backhand," said Blake of his young opponent. "His serve needs to improve, get a little bigger, especially a second serve.""He needs to do a few more things and get a little bigger and stronger for sure to compete every week on this tour, but I'd take that ability at 18 years old over what I was working with at that age".

Certinfy
03-25-2010, 05:14 PM
Awww :( Still what a great learning experience, hopefully he'll get his first ATP win this year :D

As for Blake :o

Btw Filip's shirt yesterday was so hot!

Radalek
03-25-2010, 05:37 PM
Awww :( Still what a great learning experience, hopefully he'll get his first ATP win this year :D

As for Blake :o

Btw Filip's shirt yesterday was so hot!

I'm quite sure he will as long as he keeps working hard.
Tennis is more demanding than ever and things have changed. It became more physical than ever and young players are having hard time to keep up with older guys until they are physically matured. Filip needs to keep working on his strength and footwork and results will come in time. His serve already improved leaps and bounds from last year and it will keep improving as he will grow a bit more and will become stronger. If he managed to beat James it would have been huge boost for him but he shouldn't be unhappy with result as he proved to him self that he is slowly getting there. Once he bulks up a bit and gets some more experience we can expect some good things from him as long, I repat, as he keeps working hard, that's the key.
He had really nice results on clay last year and he will start his clay season in Houston I think the he will head back to Europe for some challengers before Belgrade ATP 250 where he will get WC for sure from his home Tennis Federation. Keep on going Filip and good luck.

roberthenman
03-25-2010, 06:46 PM
well played krajinovic :yeah:

tektonac
03-25-2010, 07:19 PM
Good stuff Ficjo, we believe in you.

gulzhan
03-25-2010, 07:26 PM
Very impressive score for Krajinovic.

betowiec
03-25-2010, 07:41 PM
blake will have some serious results in Miami

oranges
03-25-2010, 07:52 PM
Very impressive score for Krajinovic.

I agree. He should take some confidence from it

Certinfy
03-25-2010, 09:44 PM
http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Sony+Ericsson+Open+Day+2+wbAhddYRVHPl.jpg

Anyone else think he looks like Del Potro from behind? :rolls:

zerocool_
03-25-2010, 11:31 PM
How tall is Krajinovic? He looks pretty big in this picture :)

docking34
03-26-2010, 12:57 AM
anyone know what brand is sponsoring krajinovic? is it nike or adidas, i like the green pattern.

Smoke944
03-26-2010, 01:02 AM
anyone know what brand is sponsoring krajinovic? is it nike or adidas, i like the green pattern.

Nike

betowiec
03-26-2010, 03:55 AM
How tall is Krajinovic? He looks pretty big in this picture :)

seems to be 6'4"

Ibracadabra
03-26-2010, 04:39 AM
Really i thought it was more james blake looking small

docking34
03-26-2010, 05:17 AM
Nike

nike... how come i havent seen any of these green shirts on any shirt tennis sites? are they new or something (their not spring2010)

Riosreigned
03-26-2010, 09:30 PM
This is a tough win for Blake. I mean to go to the wire with an unproven teen is like Safin was doing the last 2-3 years, goin three hard sets with pretty much unknown players. Blake has to change his game, he plays too one dimiensional. hope it's not too late but Blake if he can't snap out of this funk and get on a roll of some sort could be in the home stretch of his career.

Really would like to see Blake last at least 3 more years.

Looks like the kid is wearing Fila, Nike didn't make a shirt like that, to my knowledge.

Smoke944
03-26-2010, 09:52 PM
This is a tough win for Blake. I mean to go to the wire with an unproven teen is like Safin was doing the last 2-3 years, goin three hard sets with pretty much unknown players. Blake has to change his game, he plays too one dimiensional. hope it's not too late but Blake if he can't snap out of this funk and get on a roll of some sort could be in the home stretch of his career.

Really would like to see Blake last at least 3 more years.

Looks like the kid is wearing Fila, Nike didn't make a shirt like that, to my knowledge.

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/52/fullj.4bdf68566836cfa660bea886edae8fbf/4bdf68566836cfa660bea886edae8fbf-getty-93197929mh020_sony_ericsson.jpg