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Marseille SF: Cilic def. Youzhny 6-2 1-6 7-5

Deathless Mortal
02-19-2011, 02:17 PM
In the first set Cilic played very good, especially on return. In the second set Misha started to serve very well, and also Marin's level of play dropped so it was an easy set for the Russian. Third set was a bit closer, but it always looked like Misha is going to take it, having break points in the first game, and finally breaking in the 5th.
Marin got back in the match when Misha choked serving for the match at 5-4 and then broke again at 6-5 to win the match. His first win ever over Misha and first final after a long time. Has to be mentioned he saved a MP being 3-5 down.

Young 8
02-19-2011, 02:17 PM
Once A Choker, Always A Choker

Fedal2010
02-19-2011, 02:17 PM
OMFG! Cilic is back!

ImmzB
02-19-2011, 02:18 PM
Cilic!! :rocker2: :yeah:

orangehat
02-19-2011, 02:18 PM
soooo many BH errors at *5-4 :o

TennisOnWood
02-19-2011, 02:18 PM
What the hell was this Misha :(

Certinfy
02-19-2011, 02:18 PM
Really good from Cilic to come back and his reaction just says it all :worship: Just brilliant, really felt sorry for all that happened to him last year and so happy he's finally coming back. :yeah:

Great guy is Marin :)

croat123
02-19-2011, 02:18 PM
great first set from marin, then his fh went off the boil and youzhny really stepped it up
saved mp at 3-5 with an ace and then really really fought hard to clinch it

orangehat
02-19-2011, 02:19 PM
Once A Choker, Always A Choker

calling misha a choker is like calling christopher rochus a giant :scratch:

Orka_n
02-19-2011, 02:19 PM
Youzhny had match point at 5-3* 40-30. :o

Pretty high quality tennis anyway.

HDW
02-19-2011, 02:19 PM
Only watched the last set. Fuckin Youzhny :o

Well played Cilic.

philosophicalarf
02-19-2011, 02:19 PM
Oh dear. Youzhny was totally outplaying CIlic there, then choked hard.

Crowdmaker
02-19-2011, 02:19 PM
Bravo Marine!!!!!!!!!!!:worship:
It's 4 AM here in New Zealand waters...No better way too start the day...then saving match on Youzny's serve and then WINNING IT!!!!:cool::)

Young 8
02-19-2011, 02:19 PM
calling misha a choker is like calling christopher rochus a giant :scratch:


Are you serious ???


Youzhny is one the best choker around

Luinir
02-19-2011, 02:19 PM
youzhny was very very passive after *5-4, and that payed him.

Fedal2010
02-19-2011, 02:20 PM
MArin you fuking mental giant! Great job man! Great job !

Voo de Mar
02-19-2011, 02:20 PM
Huge mental win for Cilic, just his second ATP win after saving a match point.

Nixer
02-19-2011, 02:20 PM
Yeah baby! Finally Marin beats that asshole :wavey: And in style :devil:

daddy
02-19-2011, 02:21 PM
RiToy.....Samsenasukao.....!?

Bravo Marin!

navy75
02-19-2011, 02:21 PM
Nice to see Marin so fired up and dialed in again. He fought hard to hold at 3-5, and it paid off as he closed out the match by winning four straight games. I had almost forgotten what it is like to watch an in-form Cilic, as he is unbelievably precise when playing well.

Sonja1989
02-19-2011, 02:21 PM
Youzhny is MUG. :help:

samanosuke
02-19-2011, 02:22 PM
:haha::haha::haha::haha::haha: Marin finally found a bitch on which to improve mentality . To be honest Misha doesn't deserve anything else . Every time when he was trying to find his shots was missing hugely . When he was just staying in relies and mixing slices and spins Cilic was clueless like usual and then when he was serving for the match he decided to win with style . Fool guy this Youzhny . Deserves more matches like this

CR3WLFC
02-19-2011, 02:22 PM
I don't know what some of yall have against Cilic.

On his day he can beat anyone

Sonja1989
02-19-2011, 02:23 PM
Huge mental win for Cilic, just his second ATP win after saving a match point.

Yeah, but I think this is Youzhny's mentally classifies.

Doomach777
02-19-2011, 02:25 PM
RiToy.....Samsenasukao.....!?

Bravo Marin!

:haha::haha::haha::haha:

MARIN = GOAT!

Orka_n
02-19-2011, 02:26 PM
Are you serious ???

Youzhny is one the best choker around:spit: You cry "CHOKEEEEE" every time someone loses a match.

samanosuke
02-19-2011, 02:27 PM
BTW Soderling will kill him tomorrow .
At least Cilic played badly and beat good player . Some improvements from Cilic

Fedal2010
02-19-2011, 02:28 PM
RiToy.....Samsenasukao.....!?

Bravo Marin!


:haha::haha::haha::haha:

I just hope their fine.
Hopefully nothing like a hear-attack...

kindling
02-19-2011, 02:30 PM
Youznhy is very much the opposite of a choker. Sometimes it's just an error people.

Nadull_tard
02-19-2011, 02:35 PM
I'm pretty suprised , honestly. Cilic looked like an ideal match-up for Misza, so it's even more estimable that the Croat managed to win.

Voo de Mar
02-19-2011, 02:38 PM
Youzhny's first match point-up defeat since Autumn 2007.

Mistaflava
02-19-2011, 02:39 PM
If anyone on the ATP Tour wears panties when they get back to their hotel room, it's Youzhny. Pathetic.

Zagor
02-19-2011, 02:48 PM
It wasn't just Youzhny getting tight,after Cilic hit an ace to save a MP he started playing better and pressuring Mischa.Not every loss is choking.

malisha
02-19-2011, 02:50 PM
good quality in this one

Youzhny served like a deamon in 2. and 3. until 5-4 where he missed some first serves

Cilic forehand was not sharp like yesterday but good enough

Orka_n
02-19-2011, 02:51 PM
It wasn't just Youzhny getting tight,after Cilic hit an ace to save a MP he started playing better and pressuring Mischa. Not every loss is choking.Yes, that was obvious. Many posters on GM, though, drool over the possibility to utter the word "choker". Never understood why. :scratch:

philosophicalarf
02-19-2011, 02:58 PM
Youzhny sets 2 and 3 before serving for match: dominant off the ground, 75% first serve, barely lost a point on serve and faced no bps.

Youzhny after *5-4: no first serve, spraying errors, lose next 3 games.


It's the very definition of a choke: a drastic change in form for the worse under pressure.

Yes, Cilic did well to ace away the matchpoint (although he gave up that mp with a df), and was very good in the final game, but he should never have had that chance.

Iván
02-19-2011, 02:59 PM
Misha outplayed marin for two sets until the choke

its a bad loss for him, it must be said.

pica_pica
02-19-2011, 03:45 PM
Last year after AO, both Delpo and Cilic fell...in different ways...now they come back at the same time?

cutesteve22
02-19-2011, 04:04 PM
Cilic was so lucky to win this, so sad to see Misha choked

Nathaliia
02-19-2011, 04:04 PM
Youzhny indeed seemed relaxed too early and once Cilic caught the wind Youzhnny struggled to find the rhythm again, but eed to give credits to Cilic; he gave his whole to grab the chance and not lose it (like last week vs. Troicki when he was painfully passive and horrible on bps + couldn't return to save life). He looked motivated but IMO Soderling will be a winner here.

daddy
02-19-2011, 04:13 PM
Cilic was so lucky to win this, so sad to see Misha choked

Luck favors the bold!

RIboy
02-19-2011, 04:17 PM
congrats to Cilic's fans...gl tmrw

Corey Feldman
02-19-2011, 05:20 PM
dont touch our Marin, Mikhail !!

networthy
02-19-2011, 05:42 PM
If anyone on the ATP Tour wears panties when they get back to their hotel room, it's Youzhny. Pathetic.

:drool: :hearts:

tennishero
02-19-2011, 05:47 PM
epic choke from youzhny.

Fedal2010
02-19-2011, 06:03 PM
congrats to Cilic's fans...gl tmrw

Are you ok mate? No bashing here. Wow

Aenea
02-19-2011, 06:06 PM
Are you ok mate? No bashing here. Wow

he still in ko from Cilic win, too shocked to bash :D
RIboy, why do you hate Marin so much?

Good win, Marin! Can you do the same tomorrow?

Mateya
02-19-2011, 06:51 PM
Amazing :lol:

I think and hope this flathitting robot will get straighsetted tommorrow in one hour. :cool:

oranges
02-19-2011, 06:53 PM
Very good win, Colonel is an awful matchup for him. Good job :yeah:

abraxas21
02-19-2011, 06:56 PM
wtf misha?

losing to mugin cilic is too much.

duong
02-19-2011, 07:09 PM
Ciic was less dynamic today than yesterday against Berdych, but he found some dynamism back in the end, and with Youzhny's help and a little bit of luck he could do it.

Youzhny should have won though as he was the better player for the biggest part of the match : he might have been two breaks ahead in 3rd set but Cilic's saved serves were crucial in the end

vn01
02-19-2011, 08:06 PM
I am very happy for Cilic. He finally makes a good tournament. He'll be destroyed by Soda tomorrow, but this Final is a good start for Marin. Hope, he finally reaches QF or SF at Masters Series tournament ;)

AJDE CILIC!

Guy Haines
02-19-2011, 08:45 PM
Keep winning Marin.

Leo
02-19-2011, 08:47 PM
calling misha a choker is like calling christopher rochus a giant :scratch:

I'm a Misha fan, and I'm sorry you are just wrong. :o

Oh Misha. Overall really disappointing since Kuala Lumpur last September. His head doesn't seem really in it.