Miami R1: Ivan Godig def. Andrey Golubev 6-7(7) 6-4 6-0 [Archive] - MensTennisForums.com

Miami R1: Ivan Godig def. Andrey Golubev 6-7(7) 6-4 6-0

Deathless Mortal
03-23-2011, 05:28 PM
After coming back in the first set from 3-4* and later from 4-6 in the TB, he still lost it 9-7. At *3-4 in the second set he saved a break point, and after that didn't lose a single game. :)
Bring on Soderling :armed:

Li Ching Yuen
03-23-2011, 05:30 PM
Expected. As soon as things didn't go his way, Golubev started playing cricket.

I think he might be even more retarded than Chardy. Quite a feat.

Good fight Ivan! As always.

Luinir
03-23-2011, 05:30 PM
What a mug this Golubev.

Filo V.
03-23-2011, 05:31 PM
Ivan keeps proving me wrong, I'm very happy for him :) Seems like he fought his ass off for this win and simply wanted it more than Golubev. Shows you cannot count out someone if they have the will to succeed. His grinding may present an issue for Soderling.

tennishero
03-23-2011, 05:31 PM
Expected. As soon as things didn't go his way, Golubev started playing cricket.

I think he might be even more retarded than Chardy. Quite a feat.

Good fight Ivan! As always.

+1

Blue Heart24
03-23-2011, 05:39 PM
Ivan :yeah:

GlennMirnyi
03-23-2011, 05:41 PM
:lol:

And Berdych lost to this guy... :haha:

barahmasa
03-23-2011, 05:43 PM
Great for Ivan! :)

jonathancrane
03-23-2011, 05:43 PM
Expected, really. The better player won

finishingmove
03-23-2011, 05:49 PM
2nd best to nole this year

samanosuke
03-23-2011, 05:54 PM
again struggled with serve

Doomach777
03-23-2011, 05:57 PM
yess!

Blackbriar
03-23-2011, 06:42 PM
When Golubev loses, it's good for tennis. Godig is too good :)

TMJordan
03-23-2011, 06:52 PM
Golubev is sick.

LawrenceOfTennis
03-23-2011, 07:06 PM
Once they said Golubev may be the future of tennis. Maybe last year. With these results I'm not sure in this. btw he is the same age of Djokovic. Anyway, good luck to him. :)

Ad Wim
03-23-2011, 07:07 PM
I thought Golubev was back on track...

philosophicalarf
03-23-2011, 07:08 PM
Golubev is a complete mental, nothing new there.

Shame really, this is a good surface for his game, perhaps the best of any outdoor hard court. Would have been interesting if this was one of those rare weeks where he finds form.

ossie
03-23-2011, 07:12 PM
should have won this in straights dodig.

vn01
03-23-2011, 07:14 PM
Wow! Golubev lost unexpectedly imo, but anyway. Dodig :yeah:

oranges
03-23-2011, 07:58 PM
Dodig :yeah: Very happy for his outstanding run of form :)

networthy
03-23-2011, 08:35 PM
:yeah: Congratulations, Ivane!

Dodig is turning out to be the poor man's version of Raonic.

Deathless Mortal
03-23-2011, 08:42 PM
:yeah: Congratulations, Ivane!

Dodig is turning out to be the poor man's version of Raonic.

And how is that? :scratch:

samanosuke
03-23-2011, 08:44 PM
And how is that? :scratch:

this

Horatio Caine
03-23-2011, 09:43 PM
Golubev is a complete mental, nothing new there.

Shame really, this is a good surface for his game, perhaps the best of any outdoor hard court. Would have been interesting if this was one of those rare weeks where he finds form.

Yeah, he had a chance with that draw. Soderling would have been an interesting R2...slightly injured, and not a fan of humid conditions either. Probably would have struggled to go any further (Del Potro R3), but he might have picked up a scalp and a useful 45pts.

networthy
03-24-2011, 02:22 AM
Dodig is turning out to be the poor man's version of Raonic.

And how is that? :scratch:

this

Well, Dodig recently stormed into the top 60 out of almost nowhere; has very, very strong service games (top 20 in aces, first serve points won, service games won, break points saved); has much weaker return games (nowhere near the top in return stats); and wins whenever he's expected to and quite often when he's not expected to.

Raonic is like him in these ways, but to an even greater extent. That's why I called Dodig the "poor man's version."

hotdog
03-24-2011, 11:07 AM
Golubev picked up an injury here.

ExcaliburII
03-24-2011, 11:12 AM
Dodig is poor man's Raonic then

AncicCilic
03-24-2011, 11:16 AM
Well, Dodig recently stormed into the top 60 out of almost nowhere; has very, very strong service games (top 20 in aces, first serve points won, service games won, break points saved); has much weaker return games (nowhere near the top in return stats); and wins whenever he's expected to and quite often when he's not expected to.

Raonic is like him in these ways, but to an even greater extent. That's why I called Dodig the "poor man's version."

Something like Arnold and Danni Devito in that 1 movie, so different yet brothers? :D

Anyway, what i love about Dodig is that fighting spirit as he rarely gives up even when down in result.

I think he is like that because of his past with tennis where he had to skip few seasons because didn't even have money to travel around to tournaments and because he had to play on god knows what kind of courts and tourneys before finally breaking through top 100. Something good came from that bad. :)

fran70
03-24-2011, 01:13 PM
This is a very good victory fro Dodig. Just wondering what is going on with Golubev this year: He lost 5 first round of 6 ATP tournaments played (the only two matches he won in a row were against Hajek and Berdych in DC)

Clay Death
03-24-2011, 01:17 PM
he could be injured.

this is not the golubev we have come to know.

hotdog
03-24-2011, 01:20 PM
He is injured. Having tests on his knee.

fran70
03-24-2011, 01:23 PM
he could be injured.

this is not the golubev we have come to know.

I agree with you. And in particular he lost several matches he was the favourite to win them and on hard courts where his tennis suits better .

Clay Death
03-24-2011, 01:37 PM
agreed. there is something fishy about that last set. 6-0 might suggest some sort of an ailment.

philosophicalarf
03-24-2011, 04:10 PM
This is a very good victory fro Dodig. Just wondering what is going on with Golubev this year: He lost 5 first round of 6 ATP tournaments played (the only two matches he won in a row were against Hajek and Berdych in DC)

That seems to be his pattern now: 1 good tournament, then several months where he loses to anybody and everyone. Then he wakes up, and looks like a top10 for a week, before disappearing again.

fran70
03-24-2011, 05:27 PM
That seems to be his pattern now: 1 good tournament, then several months where he loses to anybody and everyone. Then he wakes up, and looks like a top10 for a week, before disappearing again.

Agree. The same case as Stakhovsky, De Bakker and Istomin. If these guys can be more consistent along the year they should be easily ranked in the top 20.