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Shangai R1: Montanes def Kukushkin 6-2 5-7 7-6(5)

Ilovetheblues_86
10-10-2011, 08:36 AM
Montanes was leading 4*-3, Kuku had 4*-5, 0-40, Montanes saved 3 MPs.

In the tie-break, Montanes 3-0, 4*-2, then 4*-5, 6-5* and 7-5.

Filo V.
10-10-2011, 08:40 AM
I was so scared he was going to win :crying2:

Filo V.
10-10-2011, 08:44 AM
Albert 7/8 break points saved in the final set, which is what ultimately made the difference. Also, Kukushkin's service percentage at 41% in the third and 47% overall, cost him because Albert seemed to win most of his second serve points throughout the match, especially at the end.

Ultimately, trash was taken out, crisis averted, and only two more weeks of having to concern myself with this clown.

emotion
10-10-2011, 11:24 AM
Very very very very clutch, pre-2011 Montanes level. It being this close not a great sign though

n8
10-10-2011, 12:55 PM
Revenge for his 1st round US Open loss. As for Kukushkin, not cracking the top 50 on the back of winning an ATP title (last October) is pretty miserable.

Sombrerero loco
10-10-2011, 12:57 PM
what a choking fest :facepalm:

Gillouthe best
10-10-2011, 02:02 PM
Very very very very clutch, pre-2011 Montanes level. It being this close not a great sign though

He choked also, and various times, he was lucky at the end, so i dont see too much clutchness there

Snowwy
10-10-2011, 02:05 PM
He choked also, and various times, he was lucky at the end, so i dont see too much clutchness there

Don't you know, if you win you are clutch, if you lose, you are a choker, that is all there is to it.

jcempire
10-10-2011, 03:44 PM
Kukushkin too bad what a lost

Sapeod
10-10-2011, 04:39 PM
Very bad, Albert. Being pushed to the limit by that :tape: At least you won this time :tape: Much needed win :)

Luinir
10-10-2011, 05:38 PM
Once a mug, always a mug.

v-money
10-10-2011, 07:04 PM
Once a mug, always a mug.

MTF lives by this rule. Logically every tennis player in the top 100 is a mug.

Start da Game
10-10-2011, 07:17 PM
Very bad, Albert. Being pushed to the limit by that :tape: At least you won this time :tape: Much needed win :)

monty has a bigger heart than what murray will ever have......

v-money
10-10-2011, 07:30 PM
monty has a bigger heart than what murray will ever have......

He must have a charitable heart too, after he gave that gift to Fognini at the French Open. Heart of gold...

Once a mug, always a mug?

Start da Game
10-10-2011, 07:31 PM
He must have a charitable heart too, after he gave that gift to Fognini at the French Open. Heart of gold...

Once a mug, always a mug?

who's that hottie in your pic and what's she smoking?

shiaben
10-10-2011, 07:38 PM
What happened to this guy. I hope he comes back.

Sapeod
10-10-2011, 07:40 PM
monty has a bigger heart than what murray will ever have......
He sure does have a big heart and he's far more mentally strong than Murray is at his best :) That said, Murray has a big heart too, so I'm not bothered :)

v-money
10-10-2011, 07:40 PM
who's that hottie in your pic and what's she smoking?

Suspicion tells me that she's smoking Mary-Jane, so unfortunately her name is disclosed.