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Rotterdam QF: Soderling over Youzhny 6-4 7-6(5)

Orka_n
02-11-2011, 07:39 PM
Not a great match, but Robin got it done in the end. Win this now.

Voo de Mar
02-11-2011, 07:41 PM
IMO good match, Soderling finally looks like a stable mental player, but needs to win some tie-breaks against Federer...

Allez
02-11-2011, 07:42 PM
Fabulous match. Really high quality stuff. Don't get why OP thought otherwise :shrug:

Chiakifug
02-11-2011, 07:42 PM
a win is a win.

Orka_n
02-11-2011, 07:44 PM
Fabulous match. Really high quality stuff. Don't get why OP thought otherwise :shrug:It just never became entertaining for me. :shrug: Quality of play was decent but in no way extraordinary.

theKSHE
02-11-2011, 07:44 PM
Fabulous match. Really high quality stuff. Don't get why OP thought otherwise :shrug:

Yeah, agreed. Both solid from the baseline and it was a pure passion game.

jonas
02-11-2011, 07:44 PM
That was a real battle. Not tons of overwhelming winners, but great baseline duels.
Clutch in the TB from Toad.

Jomp1
02-11-2011, 07:45 PM
Youhzny played great, he would have won against most players indoor today. But Robin played his best when it absolutely mattered, so kudos for that.

Nadull_tard
02-11-2011, 07:46 PM
Soderling wants to remain as number 4 badly.

Mjau!
02-11-2011, 07:49 PM
:woohoo: Good win for Robin versus dangerous :scared: opponent! World #4 ranking is his now (still!)! :yeah:

henke007
02-11-2011, 07:49 PM
youzhny played on his highest level and still didn't take a set from Toad. 10 str8 sets to Robin now.

viruzzz
02-11-2011, 07:52 PM
A "Soderling - Tsonga" final would be epic.

duong
02-11-2011, 07:53 PM
great fight, and impressive from Söderling with few unforced errors.

His face looks tired :lol: but he's very focused

Youzhny served very well but made a little bit too many UE (actually he tried to go more for his shots than usually because he knows that he's used to being dominated by Söderling's power : in their previous matches it was like that)

jonathancrane
02-11-2011, 07:53 PM
Agreed with the OP, not a great match
Hoping for a Tsonga - Soderling final

duong
02-11-2011, 07:54 PM
:woohoo: Good win for Robin versus dangerous :scared: opponent! World #4 ranking is his now (still!)! :yeah:

next monday, world number 4 will only be his if he wins the tournament

Certinfy
02-11-2011, 07:56 PM
Nice match :)

Robin :yeah:

Mjau!
02-11-2011, 07:58 PM
Is Robin the best player on fast indoor courts? All evidence points to :yeah:

Mjau!
02-11-2011, 07:59 PM
next monday, world number 4 will only be his if he wins the tournament

But he will! The remaining players are not a threat!

Li Ching Yuen
02-11-2011, 08:00 PM
Is Robin the best player on fast indoor courts? All evidence points to :yeah:

That's Roger Federer, followed by Novak Djokovic.

Crazy Girl
02-11-2011, 08:03 PM
youzhny played on his highest level and still didn't take a set from Toad. 10 str8 sets to Robin now.Yes!!!

(sorry henke! Who is the beautiful girl in your avatar closed to Rogi? Maybe Lindsay Vonn? and if so....where?)

Mjau!
02-11-2011, 08:03 PM
That's Roger Federer, followed by Novak Djokovic.

Maybe Rogie was, but he is going downhill faster than Lindsey Vonn!

Novak is average top player indoors on fast surface...

henke007
02-11-2011, 08:11 PM
Yes!!!

(sorry henke! Who is the beautiful girl in your avatar closed to Rogi? Maybe Lindsay Vonn? and if so....where?)

Yes its LV:lick::p, i think its at the French 09.

I think Youzhny served really good and his FH was better then usual and offcourse Bh was lethal. Impressive from Toad to win in str8s.

JayR
02-11-2011, 08:21 PM
Good standard of play from both players.

Any Bergerac fans may have noticed a gentleman in the audience with a handlebar moustache. Take that away, and he's the spitting image of Terence Alexander who played Jim.:D

Li Ching Yuen
02-11-2011, 08:21 PM
Maybe Rogie was, but he is going downhill faster than Lindsey Vonn!

Novak is average top player indoors on fast surface...

Yeah that's why he's won Paris and the WTF. Because he's mediocre.

Same for Roger, he won WTF 4 months ago because he's going downhill.

Aenea
02-11-2011, 08:23 PM
Yeah that's why he's won Paris and the WTF. Because he's mediocre.

Same for Roger, he won WTF 4 months ago because he's going downhill.

When Novak won WTF it was outdoor.

jonathancrane
02-11-2011, 08:28 PM
When Novak won WTF it was outdoor.

Wrong

MalwareDie
02-11-2011, 08:29 PM
Wrong

Seconded. Aenea is very, very wrong.

Aenea
02-11-2011, 08:31 PM
No

Yes.

Mjau!
02-11-2011, 08:33 PM
Yeah that's why he's won Paris and the WTF. Because he's mediocre.

Same for Roger, he won WTF 4 months ago because he's going downhill.

Paris was slow in 2009 and he (Nole) won Masters Cup because of weak competition (Fedal injured, Murray stupid, etc).

Roger has ZERO :eek: slams for first time in 9 years so this is very worrying...

Jomp1
02-11-2011, 08:34 PM
Yes.

Shanghai WTF was indoors, Shanghai Masters is outdoors.

shuhrat
02-11-2011, 08:34 PM
When Novak won WTF it was outdoor.
You think it can be possible in the middle of November in Shanghai. :tape:
A friend of mine who has been there when Nole won the cup said it was freezingly cold outside of the stadium.

Mjau!
02-11-2011, 08:34 PM
Even I know Novak won Shanghai Masters Cup indoors... :rolleyes:

jonathancrane
02-11-2011, 08:36 PM
Yes.

From ITF:


Tennis Masters Cup China, P.R.
TE 15 Nov 2008 to 16 Nov 2008 Entry: DA Hard (I)
SF W Gilles SIMON (FRA) 4-6 6-3 7-5
FR W Nikolay DAVYDENKO (RUS) 6-1 7-5
Tennis Masters Cup China, P.R.
TE 09 Nov 2008 to 14 Nov 2008 Entry: DA Hard (I)
W Nikolay DAVYDENKO (RUS) 7-6(3) 0-6 7-5
L Jo-Wilfried TSONGA (FRA) 6-1 5-7 1-6
W Juan Martin DEL POTRO (ARG) 7-5 6-3


http://www.itftennis.com/mens/players/activity.asp?player=100004087

Aenea
02-11-2011, 08:36 PM
You think it can be possible in the middle of November in Shanghai. :tape:
Someone who have been there when Nole won the cup said it was freezingly cold outside of the stadium.

So how is Shanghai Masters played outdoor then?

shuhrat
02-11-2011, 08:38 PM
So how is Shanghai Masters played outdoor then?
Because it's held in the 3rd week of October? :scratch:

You know the difference of temperature between in October and in November is quite noticeable in the far east.

Aenea
02-11-2011, 08:42 PM
Because it's held in the 3rd week of October? :scratch:

Well, 15 days=that big difference in the weather? :rolleyes:
whatever.

shuhrat
02-11-2011, 08:49 PM
Well, 15 days=that big difference in the weather? :rolleyes:
whatever.
It's not only 15 days.

2008 TMC started from Nov. 10th
2009 Masters 1000 Oct. 11th
2010 Masters 1000 Oct. 10th
2011 Masters 1000 Oct. 9th

Crazy Girl
02-11-2011, 08:52 PM
Thanks Henke.

Li Ching Yuen
02-11-2011, 08:53 PM
Some serious tennis knowledge is being passed around in this thread. Especially that Djokovic won because Murray was stupid bit.

:spit:

Mjau!
02-11-2011, 08:59 PM
Some serious tennis knowledge is being passed around in this thread. Especially that Djokovic won because Murray was stupid bit.

:spit:

He drained himself in long, pointless match with brokeback-Roger before semis, while Nole was sneaky and unsportsmanlinke enough to tank vs Tsonga... So there is another reason why Djokovic won, dubious sense of sportsmanship!

Yazoo.C
02-11-2011, 09:11 PM
Well done Robin :yeah:

Sunset of Age
02-11-2011, 11:10 PM
I was there to witness this match live, and imho, worth every little penny I paid for.

A great fight. Soderling's very solid, power-shots (bombs?) against Youzhny's subtle, elegant playing style (that backhand of his is a pure BEAUTY when it's on :worship:), and though from the scoreline it looks like a rather comfortable victory for Sod, I can ensure you that it was NOT.

High tense, top-quality battle. Loved every minute of it, and so did about 99% of my fellow crowd out there. Actually, one of the few matches this week in Rotterdam where the crowd was really 'into it'. During the 2nd set TB, about everyone was rooting for Youzhny to be able to take it to a 3rd, but unfortunately it wasn't meant to be.

Both players got a well-deserved standing ovation after the match had ended. :yeah: Kudo's to BOTH for putting up a great show of tennis. :hug:

Just for the record: don't let ANYONE ever again say that Soderling is just a 'fluke'.
Fully rooting for him to defend his title now, unless, perhaps.... if Ljubicic manages to make the final as well. :)

Orka_n
02-11-2011, 11:12 PM
I was there to witness this match live, and imho, worth every little penny I paid for.

A great fight. Soderling's very solid, power-shots (bombs?) against Youzhny's subtle, elegant playing style (that backhand of his is a pure BEAUTY when it's on :worship:), and though from the scoreline it looks like a rather comfortable victory for Sod, I can ensure you that it was NOT.

High tense, top-quality battle. Loved every minute of it, and so did about 99% of my fellow crowd out there. Actually, one of the few matches this week in Rotterdam where the crowd was really 'into it'. During the 2nd set TB, about everyone was rooting for Youzhny to be able to take it to a 3rd, but unfortunately it wasn't meant to be.

Both players got a well-deserved standing ovation after the match had ended. :yeah: Kudo's to BOTH for putting up a great show of tennis. :hug:

Just for the record: don't let ANYONE ever again say that Soderling is just a 'fluke'.
Fully rooting for him to defend his title now, unless, perhaps.... if Ljubicic manages to make the final as well. :)Thanks for this, Karin. Live reports are always appreciated. :worship:

philosophicalarf
02-11-2011, 11:22 PM
So how is Shanghai Masters played outdoor then?

Closeable roof. Shanghai masters is outdoors, with the roof only when raining. TMC it was always played with it closed (there's no choice, they were using an indoors surface that would get ruined if it was rained on).

I love the stadium design (all the "petals" swivel individually, until the roof is a covered whole).

http://centripetalnotion.com/images/qizhong.jpg

Sunset of Age
02-11-2011, 11:22 PM
Thanks for this, Karin. Live reports are always appreciated. :worship:

Thanks mate! :lol: - not THAT much of a live report, though! :cool:

Everyone in the crowd seemed to have enjoyed this match a lot, so I conclude from what I heard all around me at the bar afterwards ;). And it was very nice to see that about everyone cheered for both players. We would really have liked to see this go to three, indeed, but whatever, it was a great show from the both of them.

Youzhny, :hug:
Soderling, VAMOS! :devil: :p

cobalt60
02-11-2011, 11:24 PM
Thanks Karin; wondered if you would head to this tournament;)

Sunset of Age
02-11-2011, 11:25 PM
http://centripetalnotion.com/images/qizhong.jpg

:smoke: yep, Shanghai is outdoors, unless it's raining cats-and-dogs over there. I gather they rather put those cats-and-dogs in the local pizza whenever they get the chance. :cool:

Sunset of Age
02-11-2011, 11:26 PM
Thanks Karin; wondered if you would head to this tournament;)

How could I NOT, Sue? Spent a couple of days over there, but this particular match surely was the one I enjoyed most of all. ;)

JanKowalski
02-11-2011, 11:28 PM
WOW :eek: nice roof.

ossie
02-11-2011, 11:29 PM
i hope sod wins this so he stays number 4

*Jean*
02-12-2011, 05:03 AM
Mikhail :hug:
Robin :yeah:

Aenea
02-12-2011, 01:39 PM
Shanghai WTF was indoors, Shanghai Masters is outdoors.

Thank you. I've always thought they were held on the same venue but now I see I have been mistaken. My bad.

Nidhogg
02-12-2011, 01:48 PM
Impressive mentality shown by Robin in this one. Youzhny played on a high level and was really in the zone towards the end of the second. Good show from both guys, and the crowd were really into it.

Thank you. I've always thought they were held on the same venue but now I see I have been mistaken. My bad.

They were held on the same venue. The retractable roof was just always closed for the TMC due to the date.

emotion
02-12-2011, 01:53 PM
Maybe people can stop talking about Murray being real #4 if Robin wins this...

Jomp1
02-12-2011, 05:01 PM
Thank you. I've always thought they were held on the same venue but now I see I have been mistaken. My bad.

Same venue/center court but with roof, there has always been plenty of outdoor sidecourts around it though, one of them being quite big. I guess there is some sort of tennis academy going on there aswell.