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Miami R16: Verdasco def. Cilic 6-4, 7-6(3)

samanosuke
03-31-2010, 12:38 AM
Another day in office for Marin

Andre♥
03-31-2010, 12:40 AM
When Verdasco is more consistent and stable than his opponent, I guess everything has been said! :lol:

Cilic's serve is ridiculously bad considering his height. Plus his footwork can be sloppier than Labadze's footwork after a couple of beers in the local pub.

Absolutely dreadful match between two mugs. Watching Cilic basically pushing since the 4-1* 40-30 in the 2nd set was hilarious.

Har-Tru
03-31-2010, 12:41 AM
Never thought I'd say this after a Verdasco win, but good for tennis.

joxong
03-31-2010, 12:41 AM
crappy serving by marin :o
congrats nando

samanosuke
03-31-2010, 12:42 AM
When Verdasco is more consistent and stable than his opponent, I guess everything has been said! :lol:

Cilic's serve is ridiculously bad considering his height. Plus his footwork can be sloppier than Labadze's footwork after a couple of beers in the local pub.

And you even forgot on his head

samanosuke
03-31-2010, 12:43 AM
Never thought I'd say this after a Verdasco win, but good for tennis.

Every time when Cilic lost is good for tennis

.-Federers_Mate-.
03-31-2010, 12:44 AM
haha people thought cillic would cream him. Nice win for verdasco..defends his points aswel

Andre♥
03-31-2010, 12:44 AM
And you even forgot on his head

Sorry to say this in this way, but he's Croatian. All Croatian players are mentally weak and Cilic is no exception. :(

shaggy
03-31-2010, 12:44 AM
awful from marin. this is becoming his trademark. he can not compete on higher level with such inconsistency.

FlameOn
03-31-2010, 12:44 AM
Vamos Nando. :rocker2:

HKz
03-31-2010, 12:44 AM
Every time when Cilic lost is good for tennis

Everytime you don't post it is good for MTF

samanosuke
03-31-2010, 12:45 AM
Sorry to say this in this way, but he's Croatian. All Croatian players are mentally weak and Cilic is no exception. :(

I can't agree with you in Ljubo's case

Andre♥
03-31-2010, 12:46 AM
By the way, kudos for Verdasco for being smart on this match (good Lord, Verdasco and smart in the same sentence :lol: ).

He basically started hitting high percentage shots and he also used his backhand a lot to add depth to his shots, in order to explore Cilic's atrocious footwork.

Andre♥
03-31-2010, 12:48 AM
I can't agree with you in Ljubo's case

No? The lost finals to Nadal and Berdych in the MS finals of Madrid and Paris, the inability to play well on Grand Slams when he was in the Top 3, that comes from what?

samanosuke
03-31-2010, 12:49 AM
By the way, kudos for Verdasco for being smart on this match (good Lord, Verdasco and smart in the same sentence :lol: ).

He basically started hitting high percentage shots and he also used his backhand a lot to add depth to his shots, in order to explore Cilic's atrocious footwork.

That's only what do you need to do against Cilic but it is even more disgraceful for Cilic when Verdasco did that

Har-Tru
03-31-2010, 12:50 AM
Every time when Cilic lost is good for tennis

True.

Andre♥
03-31-2010, 12:50 AM
That's only what do you need to do against Cilic but it is even more disgraceful for Cilic when Verdasco did that

Absolutely. The main example of that was when Fognini humiliated him in Monte Carlo 6-2 6-0! :lol:

EnriqueIG8
03-31-2010, 12:51 AM
Never in doubt. Saw this coming miles ago.
Good performance from Nando, lifted his game when he needed too.
That being said, Marin was absolute shithouse today.

samanosuke
03-31-2010, 12:51 AM
No? The lost finals to Nadal and Berdych in the MS finals of Madrid and Paris, the inability to play well on Grand Slams when he was in the Top 3, that comes from what?

That's are few exceptions ( honestly big exceptions ) but when you look on entire Ljubo's carrier you'll see much more opposite situations

guga2120
03-31-2010, 12:52 AM
The better player won.

Persimmon
03-31-2010, 01:01 AM
Cilic :rolleyes:

rubbERR
03-31-2010, 01:17 AM
mr.quarterfinal fernando verdasco

Havok
03-31-2010, 01:19 AM
Vamos Nando! Defends his points and it should keep him close to the top 10 and potential 8th seed at all the big events now. Hope he transitions well on the clay courts this season!:D

coonster14
03-31-2010, 01:44 AM
yay, nice win for nando!!! :clap2:

bhathiya9999
03-31-2010, 01:46 AM
When the begging of the tournament Cilic is on a good form i don't know what happen to him.

malisha
03-31-2010, 12:23 PM
Nando raised his level and fully deserved victory here

not a bad match by Cilic at all...it just wasnt enough

malisha
03-31-2010, 12:40 PM
Sorry to say this in this way, but he's Croatian. All Croatian players are mentally weak and Cilic is no exception. :(





Cilic's serve is ridiculously bad considering his height.



poor knowledge about tennis andre;)

Cilic is a proven fighter and his serve is solid(room for improvement yes)

RIboy
03-31-2010, 12:49 PM
Cilic is a proven fighter and his serve is solid(room for improvement yes)

you're joking right? He's serve is not bad it's tragic for his height in all areas and even speed is awful (guy can't hit over 205kmh witch is ridiculous)

and he's proven mug :wavey:

malisha
03-31-2010, 01:13 PM
Verdasco is a top 10 returner and he can make Cilics serve look average

Solid kick serve and huge second serve....bad flat serve and his service action is not fluent

overall you cant say its bad...he just do not get enough cheap points out of it on regular basis

samanosuke
03-31-2010, 01:20 PM
I agree with you that Veradsco is a good returner but I can't agree with you that Cilic's serve isn't bad . Second in very solid but first... tragic , especially percentage for his height

RIboy
03-31-2010, 01:51 PM
I agree with you that Veradsco is a good returner but I can't agree with you that Cilic's serve isn't bad . Second in very solid but first... tragic , especially percentage for his height

no, his 1st serve is great except percentage, speed, variety, efficiency and placement :cool:

duong
03-31-2010, 01:57 PM
I saw the second set, best tennis I've seen in this tournament so far. It was very close.

Certinfy
03-31-2010, 02:18 PM
Any highlights of this?

samanosuke
03-31-2010, 02:21 PM
Any highlights of this?

highlights from this match don't exist

Certinfy
03-31-2010, 02:21 PM
highlights from this match don't existHaha :lol:

samanosuke
03-31-2010, 02:31 PM
Haha :lol:


Seriously :shrug: . 4 of 5 points were UE's . First set Marin was in one of out of this world performance , in his game sky and earth were united and poor Verdasco tried to catch up him but he didn't success to miss that more because Marin was faster . And second set was little better quality until the moment in which Marin decided to make the things more interesting and gifted Dasco his service game with 3 UE's and due to the tradition in breaker Marin was again on fire

Certinfy
03-31-2010, 02:35 PM
Seriously :shrug: . 4 of 5 points were UE's . First set Marin was in one of out of this world performance , in his game sky and earth were united and poor Verdasco tried to catch up him but he didn't success to miss that more because Marin was faster . And second set was little better quality until the moment in which Marin decided to make the things more interesting and gifted Dasco his service game with 3 UE's and due to the tradition in breaker Marin was again on fireOh, thanks for that mate, kinda glad I only watched a little of this now :o