RG R2: de Bakker def. GGL 6-3 3-6 7-6(5) 7-5 [Archive] - MensTennisForums.com

RG R2: de Bakker def. GGL 6-3 3-6 7-6(5) 7-5

Fed Express
05-26-2010, 06:09 PM
Oh yeah!!!

Art
05-26-2010, 06:09 PM
Thiemoooooo :woohoo:

Sunset of Age
05-26-2010, 06:11 PM
AWESOME, YAY!!! :bounce: :aparty: :woohoo:

Very good match, some 40 winners - 15 errors. :worship:

Adri89
05-26-2010, 06:11 PM
I'm so proud of him ! :)
Last july he was beyond the 200th place in the ranking. And now he is a solid top 50 player. Great improvement, especially on clay !

Actually I think he has even a good shot against Tsonga considering how Jo uses to struggle against big servers.

JediFed
05-26-2010, 06:12 PM
I know a tennis 'commentator' who will lose his job over this. Predicted that GGL would take the 2nd quarter to face Fed in the semis.

Action Jackson
05-26-2010, 06:13 PM
Good tournament for de Bakker he still has a lot of work to do, but making solid progress.

Sunset of Age
05-26-2010, 06:13 PM
I know a tennis 'commentator' who will lose his job over this. Predicted that GGL would take the 2nd quarter to face Fed in the semis.

:rolls:

The Magician
05-26-2010, 06:19 PM
I like Tsonga but I think the baker is going to be making some bagels and breadsticks for him next round :awww:

Sunset of Age
05-26-2010, 06:20 PM
I like Tsonga but I think the baker is going to be making some bagels and breadsticks for him next round :awww:

Maybe it will be De Bakker's bakery. He's done it before, and nomen est omen. :angel:
(I'm kidding of course. :cool:)

oranges
05-26-2010, 06:26 PM
Good job Thiemo, but I'm afraid you road ends there

I know a tennis 'commentator' who will lose his job over this. Predicted that GGL would take the 2nd quarter to face Fed in the semis.

:lol: GGL in a GS semi is more science fiction than an entire season of Star Trek

Purple Rainbow
05-26-2010, 06:29 PM
I know a tennis 'commentator' who will lose his job over this. Predicted that GGL would take the 2nd quarter to face Fed in the semis.

Name?

Very well done, Thiemo.
Tsonga next... who knows... :)

JediFed
05-26-2010, 06:29 PM
GGL in a GS semi is more science fiction than an entire season of Star Trek


I'll see if I can dig up the article. You think you have bad commentators? Canada has some terrible ones.

Sander.
05-26-2010, 06:37 PM
Well done Thiemo :worship:

Deivid23
05-26-2010, 06:44 PM
Good kid, starting to fulfill his potential :yeah:

The Magician
05-26-2010, 06:57 PM
http://tennisworld.typepad.com/thewrap/2010/05/the-paris-parse.html :haha::haha:

Sunset of Age
05-26-2010, 07:19 PM
http://tennisworld.typepad.com/thewrap/2010/05/the-paris-parse.html :haha::haha:

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y35/CG_Brouwer/Fail_Is_Strong.jpg

It's like... poetry of fail. :worship:

Ivanatis
05-26-2010, 07:21 PM
good to see him delivering at GS level
hopefully he can take out Tsonga as well

misty1
05-26-2010, 07:23 PM
he has a good shot against tsonga, he's beaten him before

philosophicalarf
05-26-2010, 08:08 PM
Good to see - when the draw first came out, de Bakker looked to be the outsider with the best chance at a deep run (assuming he was fit).

ossie
05-26-2010, 08:47 PM
very nice from de bakker

KaiserT
05-27-2010, 01:54 AM
Thiemo was largely outplayed in the rallies today, if GGL had been 100% he would have taken him out.

He's way too passive.

Ibracadabra
05-27-2010, 06:23 AM
How does he actually get paid for his opinion?

Frederick16
05-27-2010, 08:00 AM
Thiemo was largely outplayed in the rallies today, if GGL had been 100% he would have taken him out.

He's way too passive.

GGL wasn't doing anything at all in the rallies like he never does anything else then putting the ball back cross court. He only opens up the play when it is and was really short. De Bakker has so many skills, great serve soft hands (great dropshots!!!) And GGL was really not sick or anything he was running down everything and he wasn't breathing heavily or so. That De bakker won it with not even a brilliant match says anything about his skills and the level he COULD go to..

orangehat
05-27-2010, 08:38 AM
Expected. :rocker2:

Thiemo needs to play less drop shots such that he has to rely more on his baseline game (which would then improve more). Currently he relies too much on his drop shots which weakens his baseline game. That said, more net play is good too :yeah:

-Valhalla-
05-27-2010, 08:43 AM
Impressive.

Everko
05-27-2010, 09:00 PM
Surprise to me. De Bakker is not a good player

Frederick16
05-27-2010, 09:49 PM
Surprise to me. De Bakker is not a good player

haha right.. :wavey: