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Misha's Road to US open

Gêmeos
07-16-2010, 01:10 PM
It's time to open the thread now.
:pwhat's the next stop for Misha?

NicolasKiefer44
07-17-2010, 02:56 AM
Yahoo made the mistake of listing Misha as playing Robredo in the first round this week at the SkiStar Swedish Open. It was interesting seeing that "Mikhail Youzhny" was playing until 4-4, and then suddenly his name changed. I guess that is his first supernatural ghost sighting of the road to the US Open.

Gêmeos
07-17-2010, 06:49 AM
Yahoo made the mistake of listing Misha as playing Robredo in the first round this week at the SkiStar Swedish Open. It was interesting seeing that "Mikhail Youzhny" was playing until 4-4, and then suddenly his name changed. I guess that is his first supernatural ghost sighting of the road to the US Open.

:lol:very funny

Misha's fisrt stop is Gastaad,still playing on clay.GL

Gêmeos
07-24-2010, 06:56 AM
draw posted,Misha is the top seed:

[1] Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) - Evgeny Korolev (KAZ)
[WC] Alexander Sadecky (SUI) - Qualifier
Andrey Golubev (KAZ) - Qualifier
Frederico Gil (POR) - [5] Tommy Robredo (ESP)

[4] Albert Montanes (ESP) - Pere Riba-Madrid (ESP)
Denis Istomin (UZB) - Qualifier
Daniel Brands (GER) - Peter Luczak (AUS)
Qualifier - [7] Richard Gasquet (FRA)

[6] Victor Hanescu (ROU) - Daniel Gimeno-Traver (ESP)
[WC] Agustin Velotti (ARG) - Andreas Beck (GER)
Igor Andreev (RUS) - Florent Serra (FRA)
Marco Chiudinelli (SUI) - [3] Thomaz Bellucci (BRA)

[8] Paul-Henri Mathieu (FRA) - Jeremy Chardy (FRA)
Thiago Alves (BRA) - Jarkko Nieminen (FIN)
Dustin Brown (JAM) - [WC] Michael Lammer (SUI)
Marcel Granollers (ESP) - [2] Nicolas Almagro (ESP)

Good Luck

SveD
07-27-2010, 10:11 AM
Doubles - First Round
[WC] G Bastl (SUI) / D Brown (JAM) d I Andreev (RUS) / M Youzhny (RUS) 26 64 10-3

SveD
07-27-2010, 10:14 AM
COURT 1

Not Before 12:30 PM

Mikhail YOUZHNY (RUS) vs Evgeny KOROLEV (KAZ)

Misha!

tedlesurfeur
07-27-2010, 10:24 AM
Very good move in opening the thread :D
The draw is quite open until the semis, well, let's be careful with Gil who can play extremely well on clay.

tedlesurfeur
07-27-2010, 01:45 PM
Giscquel replaced Korolev.

It didn't prevent Misha from comfortably winning 62 62

:rocker2:

Davai

Gêmeos
07-27-2010, 02:54 PM
:wavey:

SveD
07-29-2010, 04:41 PM
Misha defeated Alexander Sadecky (SUI) 7:5, 6:4, and went in 1 / 4 final.

Misha!

SveD
07-30-2010, 10:23 AM
Order of play, July 30:
Roy Emerson Arena:
Gimeno-Traver vs Andreev,
Youzhny vs Schukin

Misha!

SveD
07-30-2010, 02:12 PM
4:6, 6:2, 5:7

Suddenly :sad:

Especially after the second set, with which I began to watch. Misha spent it very well and I think that a third will end in his favor.
But in the third installment went still play. Misha could do break in the seventh game, but did not use their chance. Shouted themselves from any mistakes at the moment.
In its serve bounced back with 00:30 after.
And in a similar situation when the score was 5:6 * already failed. Double matchballs opponent. Misha played first and the second allowed a double errors :confused:

Once passed by Misha game in the deciding set and eventually lost offensively.
:sad:

Gêmeos
07-30-2010, 05:59 PM
Go back to hard court Misha,preparing for the US open is the most important

Gêmeos
08-07-2010, 12:23 PM
Toronto's draw:

(1)Nadal BYE
(WC)Dancevic -Wawrinka
L. Mayer - Q
(16)Querrey - Q
(11)Cilic - Troicki
Tipsarevic - Kohlschreiber
(WC)Duclos - Q
(8)Roddick BYE

(4)Murray BYE
Malisse - Berrer
Lopez - de Bakker
(15)Monfils - Gonzalez
(10)Ferrer - Nalbandian
Robredo - Q
Gulbis - Bellucci
(5)Soderling BYE

(7)Berdych BYE
Stakhovsky - Gasquet
Dolgopolov - Petzschner
(12)Youzhny - Simon
(14)Almagro - Q
Llodra - Giraldo
Chela - Falla
(3)Federer BYE

(6)Davydenko BYE
Q - Stepanek
Baghdatis - Chardy
(9)Verdasco - Schwank
(13)Melzer - (WC)Polansky
Hanescu - (WC)Raonic
Q - Benneteau
(2)Djokovic BYE


a tough draw,GL Misha

Gêmeos
08-10-2010, 03:13 PM
def Simon 6-4 6-4

Mlad
08-12-2010, 09:30 AM
Lost to dolgo...another tough loss

SveD
08-17-2010, 03:13 PM
Tournament Name: WESTERN & SOUTHERN FINANCIAL GROUP MASTERS
Location: CINCINNATI, OHIO, USA
Dates: AUGUST 15-22, 2010 (SUNDAY START)
Prize Money: US $2,430,000


[8]VERDASCO, Fernando(ESP) vs. BYE
SIMON, Gilles(FRA) vs. (WC)FISH, Mardy(USA)
BERRER, Michael(GER) vs. ROBREDO, Tommy(ESP)
GASQUET, Richard(FRA) vs. [12]YOUZHNY, Mikhail(RUS):yippee:

[13]MELZER, Jurgen(AUT) vs. Qualifier
GULBIS, Ernests(LAT) vs. (WC)YOUNG, Donald(USA)
Qualifier vs. CHARDY, Jeremy(FRA)
BYE vs. [4]MURRAY, Andy(GBR)

tedlesurfeur
08-17-2010, 03:16 PM
Hey Sved :wavey:

SveD
08-17-2010, 03:21 PM
Hey tedlesurfeur:wavey:

SveD
08-17-2010, 03:23 PM
Misha played today

GRANDSTAND start 11:00 am
[Q] A Falla (COL) vs [16] G Monfils (FRA)
R Gasquet (FRA) vs [12] M Youzhny (RUS)

Misha!

SveD
08-17-2010, 07:30 PM
R Gasquet (FRA) d. [12] M Youzhny (RUS) 2:6, 6:4, 6:1 :sad:


As with Misha lately going on? :sad:

tedlesurfeur
08-17-2010, 08:02 PM
Indeed. I've seen the match, he was so close in the second set...

Gêmeos
08-25-2010, 12:37 PM
Misha.....

NicolasKiefer44
08-26-2010, 03:16 AM
I watched Misha in Cincy. He was fantastic in the first set against Gasquet. Then the second set saw Gasquet find his backhand and rip a few. Misha was still right in there but the tide turned. Misha was frustrated in the third and it escaped him.
On the flip side, he got a ton of practice in on the outer courts as I got to watch him everyday. He practiced 3 different times on one of the days and was in good spirits despite the loss. He was friendly with me and chatted with me when I approached him and his practices looked good.
It left me with good feelings that he should be in a good place for the US Open.

SveD
08-27-2010, 08:14 PM
Became known draw US Open 2010.

We're talking about US Open in this thread?

SveD
08-30-2010, 02:58 PM
Quarter

Mikhail Youzhny RUS (12) - Andrey Golubev KAZ
Dudi Sela ISR - Xavier Malisse BEL
Jack Sock USA - Marco Chiudinelli SUI
Frederico Gil POR - John Isner USA (18)

Radek Stepanek CZE (28) - Julien Benneteau FRA
Tommy Robredo ESP - Qualifier
Victor Hanescu ROU - Carlos Berlocq ARG
Michael Llodra FRA - Tomas Berdych CZE (7)


Davai Misha! :worship:

tedlesurfeur
08-30-2010, 03:41 PM
Yes, this thread covers all of the us open season, beginning with the us open series and ending with the us open itself.

SveD
08-30-2010, 04:19 PM
Oh, and I have already created a new thread:awww:

If anybody can delete the theme and carry my message here:wavey:

tedlesurfeur
08-30-2010, 05:58 PM
Oh, and I have already created a new thread:awww:

If anybody can delete the theme and carry my message here:wavey:

Ok.

Carlita
08-30-2010, 06:10 PM
Oh, and I have already created a new thread:awww:

If anybody can delete the theme and carry my message here:wavey:here we go ;)

SveD
08-30-2010, 07:03 PM
~*Carlita*~Thanks

SveD
08-30-2010, 07:09 PM
US Open 2010

It is time to act Misha!


Quarter


Mikhail Youzhny RUS (12) - Andrey Golubev KAZ
Dudi Sela ISR - Xavier Malisse BEL
Jack Sock USA - Marco Chiudinelli SUI
Frederico Gil POR - John Isner USA (18)

Radek Stepanek CZE (28) - Julien Benneteau FRA
Tommy Robredo ESP - Qualifier
Victor Hanescu ROU - Carlos Berlocq ARG
Michael Llodra FRA - Tomas Berdych CZE (7)

Davai Misha! :worship:

tedlesurfeur
08-31-2010, 02:14 PM
He can make it to the fourth round and play Berdych !!! and then TIME TO GET REVENGE :devil:

SveD
08-31-2010, 10:40 PM
The tournament began for Misha's victory in the double:)

Mikhail Youzhny / Sergei Stakhovsky d. Janko Tipsarević / Lu Yen-Hsun 7:6 (14:12), 7:6 (7:2)

Well done! :bounce:

SveD
09-01-2010, 12:21 PM
Court 11

Men's Singles - 1st Round
Ryan Harrison(USA) vs. Ivan Ljubicic(CRO)[15]

Women's Singles - 2nd Round
Sybille Bammer(AUT) vs. Elena Dementieva(RUS)[12]

Men's Singles - 1st Round
Mikhail Youzhny(RUS)[12] vs. Andrey Golubev(KAZ)

Misha!

SveD
09-02-2010, 12:37 AM
There is a victory Misha! :bounce:

http://i081.radikal.ru/1009/27/f290880fd403.jpg (http://www.radikal.ru)

Good Misha
Mischa his match played at the same time with the match Igor, and today the priority I had a match Igor)
But then I looked at Misha, and he was all fine:) under control.
In the second installment of a small problem arose when Misha lost 4:0 three consecutive games of. But to bring the second set to win, and after the match and Misha could quite confidently.

With the victory Misha! :hug:


By the way in the fourth round was seen meeting with Berdych - now it does not. Berdych today gave Llodra in three sets.

But so far has not conjecture.
Moving from match to match.
:worship:

SveD
09-02-2010, 10:19 PM
Today played a double and won:)


Men's Doubles - 2nd Round
Mikhail Youzhny RUS / Sergiy Stakhovsky UKR d. Martin Damm CZE / Filip Polasek SVK 6:4, 1:6, 7:6 (7:1)

Well done!:bounce:

SveD
09-03-2010, 12:21 PM
Court 4
11:00 AM

Men's Doubles - 2nd Round
Maximo Gonzalez(ARG) /Santiago Ventura(ESP) vs. Daniel Nestor(CAN)[2] /Nenad Zimonjic(SRB)[2]

Men's Singles - 2nd Round
Mikhail Youzhny(RUS)[12] vs. Dudi Sela(ISR)

Misha!

tedlesurfeur
09-03-2010, 03:02 PM
Honestly I've seen the match, Misha had not much to do... I have never seen an ATP player play so bad : Golubev made unforced error after unforced error.. it was horrible to watch.

SveD
09-03-2010, 09:50 PM
Mikhail Youzhny (Russia, 12) d. Dudi Sela (Israel) 6:1, 6:3, 4:6, 6:3

http://s52.radikal.ru/i136/1009/0b/622f3957cdb2.png (http://www.radikal.ru)

Good Misha! :bounce:
The match, unfortunately, not broadcast.
Well, the first two sets took Misha confident the bill.
Rain intervened and interrupted the meeting with the account * 4:3 in the second set, but came out to continue the match Misha completed the set in his favor.
Then at the start of the third sets Misha lost his starting serve and was not able to play it. It was a chance when the opponent serve the set, but still was coming fourth set.
At the beginning of the fourth sets Misha played a double break-point and took his serve then made a break, and led 2:0, but then lost his serve. But after made another break and this advantage is retained and brought the match to win.

With the victory Misha! :)

SveD
09-04-2010, 11:18 PM
A double unfortunately lost today, at the decisive tie-break set was not enough((

Court 13 - Men's Doubles - 3rd Round

Simon Aspelin SWE (1914) / Paul Hanley AUS (14) d. Mikhail Youzhny RUS /Sergiy Stakhovsky UKR 6:2, 3:6, 7:6 (7:2)

Gêmeos
09-05-2010, 07:44 AM
Come on man,so busy these days,have no time to watch you :(

drf716
09-05-2010, 11:46 AM
good luck on the night match against isner

ellen_
09-05-2010, 12:06 PM
Come on man,so busy these days,have no time to watch you :(

Same here :sad: Barely have time to get on MTF even. But go Misha!

Mlad
09-05-2010, 08:11 PM
I expect a disappointing loss there... something like 63 63 61...

SveD
09-05-2010, 10:04 PM
Arthur Ashe Stadium

7:00 PM

Men's Singles - 3rd Round
Mikhail Youzhny(RUS)[12] vs. John Isner(USA)[18]

Misha!

Jelena_78
09-06-2010, 12:29 AM
Davai Misha!!! :rocker2:

Gêmeos
09-06-2010, 05:07 AM
Misha wins 6-4 6-7 7-6 6-4

tedlesurfeur
09-06-2010, 05:58 AM
I'm so proud of Misha. One more match, and it'll be QUARTERFINALS


Rafael Nadal ESP (1)
Feliciano Lopez ESP (23)

David Ferrer ESP (10)
Fernando Verdasco ESP (8)

Stanislas Wawrinka SUI (25)
Sam Querrey USA (20)

Mikhail Youzhny RUS (12)
Tommy Robredo ESP

Richard Gasquet FRA
Gael Monfils FRA (17)

Mardy Fish USA (19)
Novak Djokovic SRB (3)

Robin Soderling SWE (5)
Albert Montanes ESP (21)

Jurgen Melzer AUT (13)
Roger Federer SUI (2)

---

He can defeat Tommy!!!

Jelena_78
09-06-2010, 08:55 AM
Yay!

:worship:

Robredo is beatable!!! Good luck! :)

SveD
09-06-2010, 11:37 AM
Mikhail Youzhny (Russia, 12) d. John Izner (USA 18), 6:4, 6:7 (7:9), 7:6 (7:5), 6:4

Good Misha! :bounce:

http://s002.radikal.ru/i198/1009/4f/2e1c1f00c6a7.png (http://www.radikal.ru)

With the victory Misha!

Mlad
09-06-2010, 01:04 PM
I expect a disappointing loss there... something like 63 63 61...

Ok so mea culpa Misha and all misha fans :wavey: seems to be a good shot there to reach the semis
anyway very happy with that win

tedlesurfeur
09-07-2010, 12:18 PM
If Misha wins his next match and reaches the usopen QFs, he will be No.11 in the rankings. Should he qualify for the SFs, he will return to the top 10.

muniu
09-07-2010, 06:34 PM
:hearts: Misha at its best:D

but I won't throw my headsets against the wall as I did when he lost the second set in a previous match

tedlesurfeur
09-07-2010, 06:56 PM
:hearts: Misha at its best:D

but I won't throw my headsets against the wall as I did when he lost the second set in a previous match

We're all here. If you feel bad, we're here for you :wavey:

davai davai davai

ellen_
09-07-2010, 07:20 PM
Stopped working earlier so I could watch, and oh I did enjoy it :bounce: Quarterfinals!

SveD
09-07-2010, 07:22 PM
Mikhail Youzhny (Russia, 12) d. Tommy Robredo (Spain) 7:5, 6:2, 4:6, 6:4

Good Misha! :bounce:
I managed to only see the ending of the fourth set - a good way to lead the game Misha and bred rival)

http://s45.radikal.ru/i108/1009/b3/1f6fa06d32ac.png (http://www.radikal.ru)

With the victory Misha!

muniu
09-07-2010, 07:29 PM
We're all here. If you feel bad, we're here for you :wavey:

davai davai davai

how are you? :cool: how was your holiday:D

and btw :bigcry: Misha's in a GS QF!! after such a long timeeeeeeee
:shrug: actually he reached a QF in Paris :hearts:

Jelena_78
09-07-2010, 07:47 PM
Mishaaaaa! :D

Well done! Don't stop now! Let's reach semis! Davai! :rocker2:

Gêmeos
09-08-2010, 06:37 AM
:woohoo:So happy for this mug

tedlesurfeur
09-08-2010, 12:50 PM
how are you? :cool: how was your holiday:D

and btw :bigcry: Misha's in a GS QF!! after such a long timeeeeeeee
:shrug: actually he reached a QF in Paris :hearts:

yes :lol:

I'm good, how are you?

So, Misha is now No.11. He was very impressive yesterday, against Robredo. Some wonderful points.

SveD
09-09-2010, 06:31 PM
Arthur Ashe Stadium

Not Before:2:00 PM

Men's Singles - Quarterfinals
Stanislas Wawrinka(SUI)[25] vs. Mikhail Youzhny(RUS)[12]

Misha!

ad-out
09-09-2010, 06:54 PM
Good luck to Mikhail!!

tedlesurfeur
09-09-2010, 06:55 PM
I hope everyone watched the ATP uncovered on Misha.

muniu
09-10-2010, 12:48 AM
yes :lol:

I'm good, how are you?

So, Misha is now No.11. He was very impressive yesterday, against Robredo. Some wonderful points.

not bad could be better but whatever ;D I wanna come back to my old "student-like" life :p

Misha :hearts: SF :woohoo:

16681
09-10-2010, 12:54 AM
:bowdown: Misha :worship:

SveD
09-10-2010, 06:04 AM
Mikhail Youzhny (Russia, 12) d. Stanislas Wawrinka (Switzerland, 25), 3:6, 7:6 (7:9), 3:6, 6:3, 6:3

Good Misha! :bounce:

I watched the first three sets.
At first there were many missed opportunities.
The second set could be the same, but the tiebreaker Misha still managed and took the second set!
In the third slump, three games of starting easy given that predetermined the outcome almost immediately sets.
But the fact that Misha won, suffered, was able to do so, take the fourth and fifth set - this is excellent!
The fourth and fifth set I was not looking - but I was hoping that Misha could! And he succeeded!
Yes!

http://s49.radikal.ru/i125/1009/5a/d2118fa0aed5.png (http://www.radikal.ru)

With the victory Misha!

tedlesurfeur
09-10-2010, 06:08 AM
He will return to the top 10 on monday :D

Gêmeos
09-10-2010, 06:35 AM
Nice win misha

ellen_
09-10-2010, 08:25 AM
Didn't get a lot of sleep, but so proud of him :bounce:

ciprianned
09-10-2010, 12:29 PM
Congratulations ! ! ! :wavey:

drf716
09-10-2010, 01:53 PM
i hope he gets to beat nadal again

tedlesurfeur
09-10-2010, 03:10 PM
I'm loving it.. the top 3 and... Misha :rocker2:

http://www.picdo.net/fichiers/2010/9/10/a376a8bc-da75-4cf4-a68f-9b661ab565fe_Untitled.jpg

Mlad
09-10-2010, 04:59 PM
I'm loving it.. the top 3 and... Misha :rocker2:

http://www.picdo.net/fichiers/2010/9/10/a376a8bc-da75-4cf4-a68f-9b661ab565fe_Untitled.jpg


So good...




MISHA !!!

tedlesurfeur
09-10-2010, 05:38 PM
Bas dis-donc, tu t'es pas foulé avec ton post, Mlad :lol:

muniu
09-10-2010, 05:40 PM
:woohoo: now it's time for Kim and that'd be a perfect US open for me :hearts:

tedlesurfeur
09-10-2010, 05:41 PM
:woohoo: now it's time for Kim and that'd be a perfect US open for me :hearts:

same here.

Gêmeos
09-10-2010, 06:07 PM
I really hope misha could beat nadull...

ad-out
09-10-2010, 06:33 PM
Great win and I'm really hoping he can beat Rafa!

Mlad
09-10-2010, 08:26 PM
Bas dis-donc, tu t'es pas foulé avec ton post, Mlad :lol:

Mais je t'emmer...:D

Don't worry kids, our Misha will kick the Dull out !

tedlesurfeur
09-10-2010, 08:27 PM
:haha:

Yeah, davai :rocker2:

SveD
09-11-2010, 04:01 PM
Arthur Ashe Stadium

12:00 PM

Men's Singles - Semifinals
Rafael Nadal(ESP)[1] vs. Mikhail Youzhny(RUS)[12]

Misha!

muniu
09-11-2010, 05:08 PM
Mais je t'emmer...:D

Don't worry kids, our Misha will kick the Dull out !


AJDE Davai Jamo Trzymaj :shout: :rocker2:

edit: 2,3,4 :hysteric:

ellen_
09-11-2010, 08:55 PM
He can leave with his head up high :hug:

tedlesurfeur
09-11-2010, 09:10 PM
top ten return :D

SveD
09-11-2010, 10:36 PM
Rafael Nadal, Spain (1) d. Mikhail Youzhny (Russia, 12) 6:2, 6:3, 6:4

Pity.

http://i082.radikal.ru/1009/4b/0da2b3836099.png (http://www.radikal.ru)

Misha i wants to say thank you very much for the tournament and brought the joy of his victories and entry to the semi-finals!:worship:
Misha good!
I hope this success will give the strength and confidence, for a more stable game and great victories in the future!:hug:

SveD
09-12-2010, 03:22 AM
An Interview With: Mikhail Youzhny
Saturday, September 11, 2010


Q. Rafa said in the interview on court after the match, he said that he thought perhaps you might have demonstrated that you were a bit tired, and maybe it was a result of the difficult match that you had to get to your quarterfinal match. Would you agree?
MIKHAIL YOUZHNY: I cannot say I'm really tired, but, yeah, was not fast enough today. I mean, my decision was not really fast. I mean, I moving well, but my head was one step back of my hand and my legs. So that's why I thinking too long, you know, where I have to play. That's why some mistakes and that's why made the score like this one.

Q. What were the conditions like out there?
MIKHAIL YOUZHNY: Conditions today, it's was okay. Little bit windy, but, you know, after windy it was previous matches, it was okay.

Q. You've played Nadal a few times. Do you think he's playing better than you've ever seen him play?
MIKHAIL YOUZHNY: I feel now he looks like serve better than to play before. But tough to say, because play last time against him I think one and a half year ago, long time ago.

Q. More specifically, how do you think his serve is better? I didn't hear the other thing that you said was better. Can you explain a little bit more, please?
MIKHAIL YOUZHNY: No, my opinion is it's not maybe little faster, but now he serve T wide, the same percentage, I think, and really high percentage first serve.

Q. In terms of defense to offense, is there any better player in tennis than Rafa?
MIKHAIL YOUZHNY: Well, tough to say, no? Now tough to say who is better than Rafa. I mean, he's No. 1 and he play really good tennis.

Q. You've come close twice now to getting to Grand Slam finals. What do you think you need to do different to sort of take that next step?
MIKHAIL YOUZHNY: No, it's two different semifinals. Four years ago it was another story. I playing more from emotions in all matches before. Maybe I have little bit tougher draw in this year. But this year I really glad because I didn't show really my best tennis, my opinion, because I actually serve not so well the whole tournament. But anyway, I was in the semifinal. So this year, I didn't show my really best tennis and I am in the semifinal. This is good. So maybe if I can show my really best tennis in semifinal or Grand Slams, maybe I can do something more. Maybe no? We'll see.

Q. Overall were you pretty happy with the last couple of weeks?
MIKHAIL YOUZHNY: Yeah, but right now, you lose the match you cannot be really happy. But actually it was good tournament for me.

Q. First of all, if you can elaborate on that a bit. I mean, you know, I guess it takes a little time to look back and reflect and say, Hey, I got to the semifinals of a Grand Slam. But is it almost that much more difficult? Because you were playing such good tennis coming in, and, you know, you start to think about maybe I can be a finalist here? Or can you look back and say, This was a great two weeks for me; I've played some great tennis?
MIKHAIL YOUZHNY: No, have to be realistic. Okay, how Rafa play today I don't have lot of chances to beat him, actually. So that's why if thinking like this one, I can start to think about, Oh, I can win Australia; but I pull out third round; I can win Wimbledon, but I lost second round. So anyway I try to be optimistic, and anyway it was a good two weeks for me.

Q. Do you feel in a way today you might have beaten yourself as opposed to Rafa beating you? Is there a bit of that?
MIKHAIL YOUZHNY: I feel I play really good one game at 4 3, first set, like was lot of emotions. But if I can play like this on every game against Rafa, maybe it's not for sure maybe I can get chance to win. But I don't have so much emotion like I have this game, so I can like sometimes wake up for some points or some games, but I cannot be consistent for all match.

Q. I think you said in your last press conference that you're hoping to be the bad guy.
MIKHAIL YOUZHNY: What?

Q. You were hoping to be the bad guy or the bad person. That didn't happen.
MIKHAIL YOUZHNY: Anyway you have to be nice.

Q. Do you think you have to play your absolute best tennis against Rafa? Is he in that kind of form, that that's the only way you can beat him? Generally, not just you.
MIKHAIL YOUZHNY: I think some part of my games has to be best, like I have to -- if I serve like best what I can, maybe I have chances. But, no, now it's tough to say what I have to do. Match is done and I lost this match. Now I can say whatever about how I have to play to beat him or how he has to miss some points. But I doesn't want to dream about this.

Q. What do you think overall are the one or two things that make him so tough, that make him the No. 1 player? What are his greatest strengths?
MIKHAIL YOUZHNY: He's consistent. He play really high level for all year. Not everybody can play like this. Some players play really well maybe three tournaments, and four, five tournaments play not so well. Even top players. But Federer and Nadal I think is more consistent players. His level is a little bit higher than all other players.

Q. So if final against Federer and Nadal, which one you think?
MIKHAIL YOUZHNY: No comment. We will see tomorrow. (Smiling.)

Q. The atmosphere out there was quite electric today. I mean, you know, it's the final weekend of the US Open; it generally is. But particularly when you broke back at 4 4 in the third, you really seemed to be able to pump yourself up, and the crowd was clearly with you at that point.
MIKHAIL YOUZHNY: Yeah.

Q. Did you feel that? Can you talk about your mindset at that particular moment and the atmosphere in general?
MIKHAIL YOUZHNY: No, atmosphere was well today, I mean. And, yeah, in 4 All crowd for Youzhny. I feel this one, but I going slowing down after this game actually. I play good one point, and finally I miss really easy volley and Rafa played good.

Q. Was there a moment when you thought you might be able to turn things around?
MIKHAIL YOUZHNY: No, I didn't try to think about now. I don't know, because it's I just try to continue to play little maybe a little bit more emotions, but it was not easy.

Q. I saw you had a black ribbon on your T shirt today. Was that to mark today's events, or was that the reason?
MIKHAIL YOUZHNY: Of course the reason because everybody remember the 9/11. Today, nine years, so that's why we still remember.

tedlesurfeur
09-12-2010, 07:06 AM
Hey Sved :wavey: can you also put the article in the "news and articles" thread, please? Thank you :worship:

Jelena_78
09-13-2010, 11:20 AM
#9! :D

:banana:

I wish he can somehow qualify for London, that would be awesome, I don't want to watch Roddick there :rolleyes:

Good luck in the rest of the season Misha! :)

SveD
09-13-2010, 08:57 PM
Hey tedlesurfeur :wavey: of course, no problem :)

tedlesurfeur
09-13-2010, 10:16 PM
:worship: