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RG R1: Zemlja def Monaco 7-6 (6) 3-6 7-5 6-3

Action Jackson
05-25-2010, 12:13 PM
Big win for the Slovene.

SloKid
05-25-2010, 12:14 PM
Amazing Grega :bowdown: Did not expect this result. :D

First Slovenian MD slam win. :worship:

navy75
05-25-2010, 12:15 PM
Once again, playing at that ARAG event is the absolute kiss of death, as Monaco looked apathetic from the start. That said, I was really impressed by Grega's big hitting for four sets against a seeded player.

igralec33
05-25-2010, 12:15 PM
Žemlja!!! :eek: Amazing match! :worship: He played like a TOP 20 player today. :bowdown:
First mens Slovenian grand slam victory. :banana: So happy for him. :D

Action Jackson
05-25-2010, 12:16 PM
Grega was very aggressive and after some of the huge chokes he has had, great for him to get the win.

Puschkin
05-25-2010, 12:16 PM
:eek:

malisha
05-25-2010, 12:16 PM
congrats Grega and all Slovenian fans

Deathless Mortal
05-25-2010, 12:16 PM
Very impressive win for Žemlja :worship:

LocoPorElTenis
05-25-2010, 12:16 PM
Congrats to Slovenia :hatoff:
Pico, WTF :confused:

SloKid
05-25-2010, 12:16 PM
Monaco had 6-4 in the first set tb, didn't he?

Bilbo
05-25-2010, 12:17 PM
this is what happens when you win a tournament before a slam. gasquet made the same mistake.

tennishero
05-25-2010, 12:17 PM
monaco is a fool.

B.z.A.
05-25-2010, 12:17 PM
Bravo, svaka čast. Dal je bio prijenos na vašoj televiziji ?
Congrats!

Dini
05-25-2010, 12:18 PM
He can get the surgery done now. :awww:

Well done to Zemlja. Never heard of him until today.

Filo V.
05-25-2010, 12:18 PM
Juan looked very very flat today and Grega took advantage. Hit the ball hard and went after his shots.

With that said, Grega won 3-1 in sets and only won 4 more points. That shows Juan had chances and could have definitely won this match, but didn't take advantage. Even against players out of the top 100 they will make you pay for that.

Grega 3/7 break points
Juan 2/17 break points

That was the difference in the match.

Hewitt =Legend
05-25-2010, 12:19 PM
Isn't Monaco still injured with that wrist problem, really shouldn't of played.

Congrats to Grega though for his first slam win.

willoughby
05-25-2010, 12:20 PM
Bravo, svaka čast. Dal je bio prijenos na vašoj televiziji ?
Congrats!

speak in English, please Doomach.


well done Grega :D

JMG
05-25-2010, 12:20 PM
Gaudio won after playing WTC I think. I guess they should just have 4 players in the team, so that no one has to play too many matches. This time they had only Veronelli as 4th man.

Filo V.
05-25-2010, 12:21 PM
I wouldn't say Grega played like a top 20 player necessarily, but he did play very well and went for the victory aggressively instead of letting it be handed to him, definitely played better than his ranking suggests. He also kept his head when he was down 15-30 in the last game, when he usually chokes. It's a big win for him that should give him a lot of confidence going further.

malisha
05-25-2010, 12:22 PM
this is what happens when you win a tournament before a slam. gasquet made the same mistake.

he only played 3 matches in Germany

might as well been exo matches

-Valhalla-
05-25-2010, 12:24 PM
Surprising result.

philosophicalarf
05-25-2010, 12:26 PM
Monaco was struggling last week too, probably did some damage.

Björki
05-25-2010, 12:29 PM
Pico :awww:

Action Jackson
05-25-2010, 12:29 PM
Gaudio won after playing WTC I think. I guess they should just have 4 players in the team, so that no one has to play too many matches. This time they had only Veronelli as 4th man.

He did and Söderling did alright last year after playing Düsseldorf.

FormerRafaFan
05-25-2010, 12:32 PM
This sucks. I like Monaco. Oh well, he hasn't exactly played that well lately anyway.

Great play from Zemlja though.

Filo V.
05-25-2010, 12:39 PM
Monaco was struggling last week too, probably did some damage.

He definitely had a major tape job going on with the wrist/forearm.

I guess he'll go have the surgery now and be out for a bit.

navy75
05-25-2010, 12:40 PM
he only played 3 matches in Germany

might as well been exo matches


I guarantee you that playing three hard fought matches when you're already struggling with injuries a few days before the French Open took its toll on Monaco. He should have been in Paris a week earlier getting in better shape for this tournament, and now he's going home because of such stupid scheduling.

Credit to Isner for realizing that he needed some rest after four straight weeks of playing and getting the hell out of Dusseldorf in the middle of the event, although I don't know why in the world Isner or Querrey even went there at all.

Jo_Jo_Nyeb
05-25-2010, 01:00 PM
Grega, you are Best!!!

*Jean*
05-25-2010, 01:05 PM
Oh God, Juani. :o :o :tape:

Isn't Zemlja the exact lookalike of Gimeno-Traver ? :eek:

Ilovetheblues_86
05-25-2010, 01:08 PM
Zemlja, blond-god.
Gregorc should learn something from him.

TMJordan
05-25-2010, 01:25 PM
Monaco needs a brain.

fran70
05-25-2010, 01:26 PM
Congratulations for Zemlja. He played a very aggresive game and hit every shot. Monaco could never find the way to overcome that tactic and lost many chances of break points aswell. The only thing that Monaco should have done was to make Zemlja play longer points but he was unable to do it in the whole match.

jrm
05-25-2010, 01:28 PM
Grega :yeah:

and Gabashvili in 2nd round is good draw :D

Johnny Groove
05-25-2010, 01:37 PM
Fix that wrist, Pico.

SwiSha
05-25-2010, 01:43 PM
joins Calleri in the group of the biggest underachievers

Aaric
05-25-2010, 01:44 PM
:eek:

gulzhan
05-25-2010, 02:34 PM
:sad:

Bilbo
05-25-2010, 02:39 PM
he only played 3 matches in Germany

might as well been exo matches

3 too much for his wrist

samanosuke
05-25-2010, 03:21 PM
Lucky Monaco . Kifla or Perec would smash him harder

B.z.A.
05-25-2010, 03:48 PM
Lucky Monaco . Kifla or Perec would smash him harder

ahhahahhahahah jaj ! :worship::wavey:

out_here_grindin
05-25-2010, 04:12 PM
Zemlja was impressive on the final game. Strong groundstrokes, no errors and only a wonder shot by Monaco had him down 15-30.

CooCooCachoo
05-25-2010, 04:59 PM
:unsure: Juan. WTF.

Mateya
05-25-2010, 07:36 PM
:woohoo: :crazy:

HISTORIC DAY FOR SLOVENIA, first grand slam win by a male player - and Kavčič also does it, on the same day!!!!!!!!!

Monaco was far from 100%, but still a HUGE win.
The best thing is that Gabashvili is winnable too!!!

Matt01
05-25-2010, 08:32 PM
3 too much for his wrist


When 3 best-of-3-matches in one week are too much for his wrist (which I don't think they are), then he shouldn't play in a Slam with best-of-5-matches, either.

ossie
05-25-2010, 08:59 PM
monacos overrated imo

ChinoRios4Ever
05-25-2010, 10:59 PM
lol

Slovenia 2-0 Argentina today :eek:

KarlyM
05-25-2010, 11:34 PM
:eek: I didn't realize Pico was still injured.
This is disappointing. :awww: