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Miami QF: Soderling thumps Youzhny 6-1 6-4

jonas
04-02-2010, 12:22 AM
Not pretty, but what the heck: another MS SF. :worship:

http://i42.tinypic.com/xoecd3.png

LocoPorElTenis
04-02-2010, 12:23 AM
What a mess of a match :help:

UsD.AnDreS
04-02-2010, 12:23 AM
Can't even call it a "match"..
That was something awful.

Deivid23
04-02-2010, 12:24 AM
Another woeful match. FFS

orangehat
04-02-2010, 12:24 AM
Misha :tape:

But this was always a bad matchup for him. :o

Chiakifug
04-02-2010, 12:24 AM
Good thing hes taking advantage of all these points in IWs and here considering his R2 losses last year? (I think)

Should make the final.

Orka_n
04-02-2010, 12:24 AM
WTA stuff, but most of it was Youzhny's fault.
Soderking vs Nadull final :music:

ReturnWinner
04-02-2010, 12:25 AM
Horrible two seminals, at least this was fast.

Deivid23
04-02-2010, 12:25 AM
Youzhny is another one of these players who´s not even close to be half the player he was a few years back. Bizarre stuff

LocoPorElTenis
04-02-2010, 12:25 AM
9 breaks in 17 games. Would be hilarious even for WTA. Considering it's an ATP TMS hard QF, it's simply ridiculous :crazy:

henke007
04-02-2010, 12:25 AM
Soderling owned the first set with Awesome groundies and the returns:worship:. Serve sucked pretty much the whole match, but he broke 6 times and thats what counts.:worship:

2 str8 semis in masters series atleast:worship:

Guille.
04-02-2010, 12:25 AM
Way to go, Robin:inlove::rocker:

Nidhogg
04-02-2010, 12:25 AM
Funny stuff. The match was something like a sleepwalking heavyweight toying with a welterweight.

rocketassist
04-02-2010, 12:26 AM
Vamos Robin- one more match and then we get Toad-cooked pork :D

rocketassist
04-02-2010, 12:26 AM
Youzhny is another one of these players who´s not even close to be half the player he was a few years back. Bizarre stuff

Agreed, yet he's on the brink of top 10. Shows the depth in tennis :lol:

Dini
04-02-2010, 12:26 AM
Dominant display in the first, set 2 should have been a lot easier but he didn't serve all that well each time after breaking Misha's serve.

Bossy performance all in all - especially that inside out FH. Still pretty lame on the forecourt. :p He doesn't need that though at the moment as his groundstrokes are doing the job and more.

Congrats on the second MS SF in a row, Robin.

Deivid23
04-02-2010, 12:27 AM
9 breaks in 17 games. Would be hilarious even for WTA. Considering it's an ATP TMS hard QF, it's simply ridiculous :crazy:

Pretty much says it all about tennis´ health these days. Disgusting

Voo de Mar
04-02-2010, 12:28 AM
Robin Wood in Borg's mode ;)

Youzhny like Verdasco - one GS semifinal but always loses QF's of Masters tournaments.

Guga_fan
04-02-2010, 12:28 AM
Did any player have more winners than UEs at the end of a match at Miami this year?

out_here_grindin
04-02-2010, 12:29 AM
Pretty much says it all about tennis´ health these days. Disgusting

It shows how much the ever changing racket benefits the returner

betowiec
04-02-2010, 12:29 AM
how good is Soderling/

Lopez
04-02-2010, 12:30 AM
Sodal final, c'mon :D

Sunset of Age
04-02-2010, 12:30 AM
WTA-quality match - I counted 9 breaks of serve, did I miss any more? :o
Whatever. Congrats, Toad. Happy to see him do so well at these MS tournaments - another SF! :yeah:
Youzhny, what a terrible performance. :help:

Nidhogg
04-02-2010, 12:30 AM
Good patient display from Robin once there was play on the ball. All he needs to do in this sort of matchup is to hit well within himself with good depth, waiting for the right moment to pull the trigger. Their encounter in Rotterdam looked pretty much the same.

See ya again in Monte Carlo, Youz. :hug:

Jomp1
04-02-2010, 12:30 AM
WTA match, but most of it if not all of it was thanks to Youzhny. Once he finally got in a serve Robin was all over him. Robin keeps throwing away service games though when the first serve is struggling, which is a bad sign. Pretty much a free pass to the semis.

philosophicalarf
04-02-2010, 12:31 AM
Pretty much says it all about tennis´ health these days. Disgusting

Miami at night has always had that result. As somebody said last week, it's "like a soggy clay court".


Youzhny was absolutely terrible tonight though, had no serve, errors all over. Shame really, he's been very impressive lately.

minh
04-02-2010, 12:33 AM
Robin is so strong at that time, anyone is aslo afraid of facing with him

Deivid23
04-02-2010, 12:34 AM
Miami at night has always had that result. As somebody said last week, it's "like a soggy clay court".

Bullshit. I remember many great night matches there. Not this ue x 4, break, or ue x 4 hold crap

Geo
04-02-2010, 12:34 AM
Youzhny was broken in his 1st 5 service games :haha: :rolls: :o
and what the hell with all that screaming? :retard: every player does it once in a while but way too much tonight from Mikhail.


glad to see Soderling disposed of him. :yeah: looking forward to his match with Berdych. :cool:

philosophicalarf
04-02-2010, 12:36 AM
Bullshit. I remember many great night matches there. Not this ue x 4, break, or ue x 4 hold crap

That's one match, where one side had a complete nightmare. It happens.

There's no different service figures over the years since they started using Laykold, day or night session.

Deivid23
04-02-2010, 12:37 AM
Youzhny was absolutely terrible tonight though, had no serve, errors all over. Shame really, he's been very impressive lately.

I really believe Youzhny USO 2006 version when he was like 50th in the world would beat the crap out of this Misha which is close to being a top 10. Same goes for many players these days, mindboogling stuff really

shaggy
04-02-2010, 12:38 AM
Did any player have more winners than UEs at the end of a match at Miami this year?

cilic against baghdatis hehe. 21 W 19 UE

Jomp1
04-02-2010, 12:40 AM
I really believe Youzhny USO 2006 version when he was like 50th in the world would beat the crap out of this Misha which is close to being a top 10. Same goes for many players these days, mindboogling stuff really

Misha has been pretty good this year. 15-4 record, including one retire before this game and two 500 finals. But any top50 player would've probably beaten him today.

oranges
04-02-2010, 12:42 AM
Too little too late from the Colonel. Still, a good tournament from him overall.

Soderling was impressive after that blip at the beginning

Deivid23
04-02-2010, 12:43 AM
Misha has been pretty good this year. 15-4 record before this game including one retire. But any top50 player would've probably beaten him today.

Not my point at all. I´m just looking for answers to why so many young players go backwards in their games so early

shaggy
04-02-2010, 12:43 AM
Soderling was impressive after that blip at the beginning

6 games in first set, yes. but 2nd set was clownish from both.

Nidhogg
04-02-2010, 12:48 AM
Misha has been pretty good this year. 15-4 record, two atp500 finals, before this game including one retire. But any top50 player would've probably beaten him today.

That's taking it a bit too far, but this matchup doesn't do him any favours. It's very difficult for him to hit through Söderling on a court as slow as this, while he is getting pegged back firmly all the time and has his serve manhandled.

philosophicalarf
04-02-2010, 12:51 AM
I really believe Youzhny USO 2006 version when he was like 50th in the world would beat the crap out of this Misha which is close to being a top 10.

The Youzhny of tonight, yes, obviously - horrendous. The Youzhny that made Rotterdam/Dubai/Valencia finals isn't far off his best imo - just not recovered the big match temperament yet. Plenty time, it's early in his comeback.... only about since Montreal he's started to recover.

-Valhalla-
04-02-2010, 12:52 AM
Youz unable to hold serve until the 5th game of the 2nd set :smash:

And does anyone have any shots of Robin's GF? ... mmmmm, I just wanna make sweet monkey love to her :lick: http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-sex011.gif

.-Federers_Mate-.
04-02-2010, 12:54 AM
Youznys a headcase, complete waste of time in this match. The 2nd set was crap. The only things remotely entertaining were youzhnys anger fits early in the 2nd to get himsel pumped

Deivid23
04-02-2010, 12:56 AM
The Youzhny of tonight, yes, obviously - horrendous. The Youzhny that made Rotterdam/Dubai/Valencia finals isn't far off his best imo - just not recovered the big match temperament yet. Plenty time, it's early in his comeback.... only about since Montreal he's started to recover.

I really think he is, he has completely lost his fh, lost also some zip on his once awesome bh, his slice ain´t that sharp anymore, etc... Youzhny US ' 06 was definetely a much stronger player than this Youzhny ´10 to me

jonas
04-02-2010, 12:59 AM
Jenni is a pretty girl.

http://s.improveme.se/data/filearchive/28496.510x0.jpg

http://s.improveme.se/data/filearchive/28098.510x0.jpg

federernadalfan
04-02-2010, 01:01 AM
glad i missed the match :spit:
sounds like a disaster
toad rafa final :woohoo:

FlameOn
04-02-2010, 01:03 AM
Well done Robin! :rocker2:

-Valhalla-
04-02-2010, 01:06 AM
Jenni is a pretty girl.

http://s.improveme.se/data/filearchive/28496.510x0.jpg

http://s.improveme.se/data/filearchive/28098.510x0.jpg

Ahhh ... there's my baby :hug:

Thanks Jonas :hatoff:

Jimnik
04-02-2010, 01:14 AM
Soda one of three semi-finalists at both IW and Miami.

He'll have no problems making the TMC with this consistency.

Nolby
04-02-2010, 01:22 AM
Any of the hatas want to dig deep enough and come to the realization that the Soderling return of service game has been A+ for awhile now? Didn't think so. :p Go ahead and futilely insult another one of his victories. :p

For the rest:
-5/12 on service breaks against Gonzo (Gonzo was 0/0)
- 4/5 on service breaks against Picasso (Picasso was 0/3)

Today 6/9 against Youzhny.

An interview with Robin before Indian Wells had him saying he is now concentrating on tidying up his return of service game as the main focus this year. It is working. :worship:

MacTheKnife
04-02-2010, 01:25 AM
This is the quality match you get when a guy like Youzhny gets to a QF. Toad looked bored to death but got the job done. Had 15k on him so I'm happy..

Getta
04-02-2010, 01:59 AM
This is the quality match you get when a guy like Youzhny gets to a QF.

actually i totally agree with you, Youzhny was clearly the best player in the weakest 1/8 of the draw.

*Jean*
04-02-2010, 05:15 AM
Robin :yeah:

maxxo
04-02-2010, 05:29 AM
a consistent soderking. those two words didn't mix together less than a year ago.
hope he keeps it up

Olorin
04-02-2010, 08:08 AM
Nadal better PRAY for death against Doperking.

LocoPorElTenis
04-02-2010, 09:16 AM
Doperking.


:retard:

oranges
04-02-2010, 09:18 AM
:retard:

Just one :retard: does not begin to express it ;)

Action Jackson
04-02-2010, 09:21 AM
Nadal better PRAY for death against Doperking.

:wavey: orgasmotron

Certinfy
04-02-2010, 11:07 AM
Please play like this today Robin :p

Sunset of Age
04-02-2010, 11:54 AM
Please play like this today Robin :p

With a better 1st serve, that would make his life a lot easier. :o

l_mac
04-02-2010, 11:58 AM
:retard:

Just one :retard: does not begin to express it ;)

:haha:

Youzhny was so bad, and Soderling really wasn't that much better.

Baghdatis72
04-02-2010, 12:29 PM
When Soderling beat Nadal last year in the RG I thought that it was just an exceptional match and nothing more but he has proven me wrong. He really transformed since then and is a completely new player now. He went from going up and down the ranks from 15 to 50 all the time to being a consistent top 10 player without falling below rank 12 after last RG.

It seems that consistency is something you can learn and choking is something you can get rid of.

Guille.
04-02-2010, 12:34 PM
I don't think Robin played that bad:awww: I mean of course he didn't play an amazing match but it wasn't necessary, he just had to move Youznhy around and that's it:awww:

Aaric
04-02-2010, 01:01 PM
Well done :yeah:
Now kill Berdych :armed:

brent-o
04-02-2010, 03:15 PM
Any of the hatas want to dig deep enough and come to the realization that the Soderling return of service game has been A+ for awhile now? Didn't think so. :p Go ahead and futilely insult another one of his victories. :p

For the rest:
-5/12 on service breaks against Gonzo (Gonzo was 0/0)
- 4/5 on service breaks against Picasso (Picasso was 0/3)

Today 6/9 against Youzhny.

An interview with Robin before Indian Wells had him saying he is now concentrating on tidying up his return of service game as the main focus this year. It is working. :worship:

What are you talking about? There are hardly any Soderling haters in this thread. Most people have said Robin played well, and Youzhny crap. I agree though, his return has been working very well.

NicolasKiefer44
04-02-2010, 04:17 PM
Misha is on his way to the top ten. That is what I smile about. It was a good tourney. A QF is a great result compared to his prior showings.