Shanghai R2: Giraldo over Melzer 4-6 6-4 7-6 (5)

Action Jackson
10-12-2011, 08:44 AM
No moonballing or timewasting in this one, always good when Giraldo wins, in spite of the horrid 2nd serve and lazy footwork.

Mishit backhand goes at 5-5 in TB for Santi.

10-12-2011, 08:45 AM
a prototypical match where challenge system really shines and can determine the rightful outcome of the match. Santi could've been hosed at 5-5 but replay got it right.

10-12-2011, 08:46 AM
Great win for Giraldo. A few wasted opportunities for both players, but Santiago got it done in the end.

Melzer's backhand. :help:

10-12-2011, 08:46 AM
Giraldo was playing crap till I stopped watching in the 2nd set, surprising result.

10-12-2011, 08:46 AM
Phew, good win. An interesting-ish tiebreak, with Giraldo getting 2 aces in a row and that mishit return. Melzer's backhand was the weakness, it seemed. Went for too much.

10-12-2011, 08:46 AM
Vamos Santi :lol:

Ad Wim
10-12-2011, 08:48 AM
OMFG! Just when you thought Melzer had it going a bit again, he gets this loss. What a joke.

He was 2-0 up in the 2nd and had 2 bps. It was all him at that time. But he broke down once again. Such a shame...

10-12-2011, 08:49 AM
Lucky Giraldo at 5:5.
Great volleys from Melzer to (mini)-break back one point before. Too bad that it wasn't enough to win it.

10-12-2011, 08:49 AM
Melzer was 6-4 4*-3, lost the game and let his mug wins the match.

10-12-2011, 08:51 AM
Melzer dominated until he missed 4-5 breakpoints at 64 31*. After that he couldn't hit a backhand to save his life. Giraldo didn't really do much to turn the match, Melzer did it by himself. Disappointing loss.

10-12-2011, 08:51 AM
Entertaining match and especially a tiebreak.Santi got overexcited near the end, celebration was a little bit over the top, Jurgen complained about it at the handshake and Colombian realized it and said that he is sorry.

Ad Wim
10-12-2011, 08:51 AM
Both made 107 points and the difference was that Giraldo at 2/2 and Melzer 2/9 in bps :help:

10-12-2011, 08:54 AM
Seriously, this Giraldo couldn't get luckier with all the lines.

But still, Melzer's BH is abysmal and deserves to lose to this mug.

10-12-2011, 09:03 AM
Santi :yeah:

10-12-2011, 09:39 AM
Lucky stars are with Giraldo this week :lol:

10-12-2011, 09:57 AM
go home Melzer:o:o:o:o:o:wavey::wavey::wavey::wavey:

10-12-2011, 09:59 AM
Next year's RG champion is in danger of peaking too early. :(

10-12-2011, 10:28 AM
I don't think it's absolutely beyond reason that Giraldo MIGHT one day win RG. It's not likely, but I say there's a shot

10-12-2011, 11:45 AM
Tsonga out, and Santi on the right end of a close match? :eek: Strange night :lol:.

10-13-2011, 02:57 AM
giraldogoat has been playing quite well as of late.

melzdown is a loser.

10-13-2011, 03:00 AM
This is not an upset, Mugzer was always a clown, but a couple of fluke results last year, made him overranked. He's just coming back down to earth now :shrug: