AO R1: Riba def. Ball 1-6 7-6(5) 6-2 2-6 6-4 [Archive] - MensTennisForums.com

AO R1: Riba def. Ball 1-6 7-6(5) 6-2 2-6 6-4

Arkulari
01-18-2011, 05:42 AM
First ATP HC victory for Pere :lol:

http://i56.tinypic.com/zjt0t4.jpg

straitup
01-18-2011, 05:46 AM
Probably will be the funniest result of the year :lol:

oranges
01-18-2011, 05:47 AM
What a waste of a WC and dream first round draw :lol:

TMJordan
01-18-2011, 05:48 AM
Solid WC choice.

Li Ching Yuen
01-18-2011, 05:52 AM
Just retire Ball. Just retire.

KarlyM
01-18-2011, 05:53 AM
:haha:

Hewitt =Legend
01-18-2011, 05:54 AM
Ball is an awful player, even more so these days and Woodbridge is his biggest fanboy... No way he should be let near our Davis cup team next tie

scoobs
01-18-2011, 05:56 AM
You might say he ballsed that one up.

Tom Paulman
01-18-2011, 06:01 AM
Almost as good as Minar losing to Oscar Hernandez a couple of years ago.

GlennMirnyi
01-18-2011, 06:02 AM
Wow. Just wow.

This is probably the definition of a fiasco in tennis.

Voo de Mar
01-18-2011, 06:02 AM
Ball moves on the court between the points like dead tired horse :o It's a pity because he has solid serve and good technique, he just can't use his weapons due to muggish attitude.

coasterman9
01-18-2011, 06:03 AM
tough one for Ball, Aussies are struggling so far.

philosophicalarf
01-18-2011, 06:32 AM
Saw this, was a massive mugfest. Ball skilfully df'ed to chuck away the 2nd set tiebreak, then went all Mathieu for a while.

Laba
01-18-2011, 07:54 AM
Pathetic... just pathetic. :o

Henry Chinaski
01-18-2011, 10:53 AM
Cost me money this one. Should have known a double with mugs such as Marchenko and Ball was coming unstuck though really it was a bet aganst Hidalgo and Riba, both of whom have no business in a hardcourt slam

Li Ching Yuen
01-18-2011, 11:29 AM
I saw the match and Ball looked significantly worse than let's say, 2 years ago. Riba is a Fognini-lookalike.

:spit:

propi
01-18-2011, 11:44 AM
Congrats Pere :yeah: a win is a win no matter the rival :p

FormerRafaFan
01-18-2011, 12:37 PM
Ball :( :hug:

Oh well, this guy's got a lot of potential. It doesn't matter if he lost today, he will do better in his next slam, I'm sure:)

tennishero
01-18-2011, 02:58 PM
what a mug this carsten.

Hewitt =Legend
01-18-2011, 03:05 PM
Ball :( :hug:

Oh well, this guy's got a lot of potential. It doesn't matter if he lost today, he will do better in his next slam, I'm sure:)

I wish I shared your optimism there mate... Ball is very mentally weak, and like someone said before, has a pretty negative attitude on court. Hope Woodbridge has learned his lesson...(ahh who am i kidding there)

Ilovetheblues_86
01-18-2011, 08:58 PM
Ball is like an unblessed character...its like he has been cursed when born.

Geo
01-18-2011, 09:53 PM
good riddance :wavey:

FormerRafaFan
01-18-2011, 10:56 PM
I wish I shared your optimism there mate... Ball is very mentally weak, and like someone said before, has a pretty negative attitude on court. Hope Woodbridge has learned his lesson...(ahh who am i kidding there)

Well.. he can't be such a bad player, he did win over Raonic in USO after all ;)

But seriously.. I think he's a good player. Too bad he has a negative attitude on court. People seems to have issues with some players attitudes on court, then again, other people like them so they can't be so bad. Oh well.. can't please everyone :)

I think Ball is on his way up and he seems to be improving a little bit for every tournament. He was unlucky with Riba, I thought he would win, but Riba was just too much. At least he took it to 5. I'm pretty sure he'll do better in his next tournament though!

delpiero7
01-18-2011, 11:07 PM
Wow. Just wow.

This is probably the definition of a fiasco in tennis.

What he said.

fast_clay
01-19-2011, 12:31 AM
hey carsten...

you f**ked up :yeah:

GlennMirnyi
01-19-2011, 03:01 AM
hey carsten...

you f**ked up :yeah:

I think he tanked this match to spend more time training low forehand block returns on his nintendo wii with the Gooch for their doubles campaign.

Hewitt =Legend
01-19-2011, 11:59 AM
I think he tanked this match to spend more time training low forehand block returns on his nintendo wii with the Gooch for their doubles campaign.

I didn't think of this... it's so obvious now. I should not have underestimated Carsten, he is indeed Gooch's right hand man.