San Jose Final: (3)Raonic def. Istomin 7-6(3) 6-2. Wins Maple Syrup Trophy Again [Archive] - MensTennisForums.com

San Jose Final: (3)Raonic def. Istomin 7-6(3) 6-2. Wins Maple Syrup Trophy Again

156mphserve
02-19-2012, 11:29 PM
Give him Maple Syrup again:p

m9m9m9m9m9
02-19-2012, 11:29 PM
defends his title!

ZaZoo)
02-19-2012, 11:29 PM
Well done Milos!

Certinfy
02-19-2012, 11:30 PM
Milos :yeah: Guy is an absolute beast indoors. Congrats on yet another title. :cool:

Served at 63%
Won 90% of 1st serve points (27/30)
Won 94% of 2nd serve points (17/18)
No break points faced

Practically unplayable on an indoor hardcourt. :shrug:

HDW
02-19-2012, 11:30 PM
Congrats on your 3rd title!

BroTree123
02-19-2012, 11:30 PM
Just too fucking good today. Congrats Milos :yeah:.

Hope this is a sign of good things to come for Istomin as well :yeah:.

romismak
02-19-2012, 11:30 PM
Well done Milos, fast indoor HC he is one of best player already

ssin
02-19-2012, 11:32 PM
Raonic impressive really. Composed as always but moves better, hits better, still plenty of space for improvements.
Istomin won in total 4 points on Rao's serve.

Deathless Mortal
02-19-2012, 11:32 PM
Raonic played great during the whole tournament, and a well deserved title for him :yeah:

Ash86
02-19-2012, 11:33 PM
Well done Milos. First guy to 2 titles this year and he could well wrap up a whole lot more (especially when it comes to indoor season at the end of the year...). How far he'll go in his career will depend a lot on to what extent he can keep up this level of serving & how much he can avoid injuries which seem to plague players of his size. Good luck to him...

Hope he enters Basel this year - Fed vs Raonic would be a battle of the indoor king vs the pretender to the throne.

ssin
02-19-2012, 11:33 PM
And his on court interview is great :) Funny, this guy is so likable. LOL onto the next question he says..lol

allpro
02-19-2012, 11:34 PM
incredible match for raonic. he dominated the 2nd set and dictated the rallies. anyone who still thinks he’s a one-dimensional servebot needs to have their head examined.

istocir did well to reach the final, but he really needs to work on his serve to take it to the next level. it was a pleasure watching him this week (final notwithstanding) and he should have a great season.

Ravel
02-19-2012, 11:34 PM
Istomin :hug:

didn't know he's done so well in this tourny in the past

Naudio Spanlatine
02-19-2012, 11:35 PM
Milos:inlove: :hearts: :worship:

Istomin:smooch: :smooch: :sad:

bleu_cheese
02-19-2012, 11:38 PM
Really cool to see him defend the title. Last year was a shock, but now he was practically the favorite. Shows how much he's improved.

156mphserve
02-19-2012, 11:40 PM
haha got maple syrup again:haha:

ssin
02-19-2012, 11:44 PM
Milos is 8th in this year's ATP race :)

MaratandMilos
02-19-2012, 11:51 PM
Too good. He's improved so much since last year when Verdasco practically choked the tournament away. He looked completely dominant throughout the week, much like he did in Chennai. If he felt any pressure at all, it didn't faze him. It would be a surprise if he didn't do much the same next week in Memphis with the way he's playing.

Another championship for Milos. This is going to be a big year.

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MaratandMilos
02-19-2012, 11:52 PM
I'm just counting down the days now until he reaches Verdasco in titles. Only needs two more to tie the "real tennis" player.

Pirata.
02-20-2012, 12:00 AM
I'm just counting down the days now until he reaches Verdasco in titles. Only needs two more to tie the "real tennis" player.

Milos is top favourite to win Memphis. Made the final last year and just barely lost to Roddick, he could easily repeat and snatch the title this year.

Corey Feldman
02-20-2012, 12:01 AM
congrats planet hype ;)

delboy
02-20-2012, 12:03 AM
You just knew he would win the TB in the first. Well deserved, far too good for Istomin today, untouchable on serve.

Ozone
02-20-2012, 12:05 AM
Frightening serving performance

MuzzahLovah
02-20-2012, 12:09 AM
And I will never wish for faster courts again. Good for him.

I now feel bad for ever calling Roddick's matches boring, back when he was number 1 and 2 in the world. Milos makes me long for his artistic ground game :haha:

Sham Kay
02-20-2012, 12:16 AM
Milos handled this tournament professionally. He will be surfing to more titles in this way in the coming years methinks.

For now we saw at least 3 dimensions to this multi-dimensional player. E Z tournament win.

fran70
02-20-2012, 12:17 AM
Denis played some great tennis in the first set but made some unforced mistakes in that tie break and in the 2nd set Raonic took full control of the match in order to win his 3rd ATP title. Congrats for him and hopefully he is going to keep this stroke of victories in Memphis next week.

Inspite of the defeat it was a great week for Denis and moreover is fantastic to see him back. :yeah:

khanazam
02-20-2012, 12:47 AM
does anyone know what raonic's new ranking will be when they come out tomorrow? hes 32 now, and i guess last year's memphis will go off (where he made the final), but his san jose win will go on.

Vinceten
02-20-2012, 12:57 AM
IMpressive stuffs from Milos today!! Great week after that knee scare last weekend! :) Keep this up! :D

bouncer7
02-20-2012, 02:17 AM
does anyone know what raonic's new ranking will be when they come out tomorrow? hes 32 now, and i guess last year's memphis will go off (where he made the final), but his san jose win will go on.

35

Miss Molly
02-20-2012, 02:18 AM
Amazing win by Milos!! His groundies are much more consistent and his backhand has improved a lot in a year. Return game has improved, too. Losing 4 points on serve? Priceless!

Snowwy
02-20-2012, 02:30 AM
And I will never wish for faster courts again. Good for him.

I now feel bad for ever calling Roddick's matches boring, back when he was number 1 and 2 in the world. Milos makes me long for his artistic ground game :haha:

To paraphrase.."I did not watch this match but feel the need to post" :wavey:

justafanYYC
02-20-2012, 04:20 AM
does anyone know what raonic's new ranking will be when they come out tomorrow? hes 32 now, and i guess last year's memphis will go off (where he made the final), but his san jose win will go on.

35. Because of Davis Cup being early this year, both his San Jose and Memphis results are already off.

After getting his SJ 2012 250 points back he's at 1090 tomorrow. Whatever he gets in Memphis will be added onto that. If he wins, he'll have 1590 and be near or inside the top 20.

KoOlMaNsEaN
02-20-2012, 04:20 AM
:yeah: Another match where Milos is in complete control :yeah: It might not be attractive tennis but it gets the job done :D

Title #3 for Milos!

Chris Kuerten
02-20-2012, 08:10 AM
The new Querrey.

ossie
02-20-2012, 08:41 AM
tennis got brutalised but my v-wallet is happy so that makes me happy.

BodyServe
02-20-2012, 09:39 AM
The new Querrey.

He has the same game but he does everything better than Querrey (from serve to movement).
He is basically Querrey 5.0

ossie
02-20-2012, 09:58 AM
And I will never wish for faster courts again. Good for him.

I now feel bad for ever calling Roddick's matches boring, back when he was number 1 and 2 in the world. Milos makes me long for his artistic ground game :haha:not in a thousand years would i have thought people would miss roddick, congrats raonic :worship:

Blue Heart24
02-20-2012, 11:12 AM
Vamos Milos :yeah: Now win Memphis.

Rumour
02-20-2012, 01:19 PM
Give him Maple Syrup again:p
Did they really do that last time?

haha got maple syrup again:haha:
Guess they did :lol: One of the things I miss from Canada :lick:

ballbasher101
02-20-2012, 01:25 PM
And I will never wish for faster courts again. Good for him.

I now feel bad for ever calling Roddick's matches boring, back when he was number 1 and 2 in the world. Milos makes me long for his artistic ground game :haha:



This comment had me rolling :rolls:

Jade Fox
02-20-2012, 01:32 PM
Yay to Milos! Defending a title always a good thing.

But will the organizers stop with the maple syrup? At least give him some Canadian Bacon. :p

Naudio Spanlatine
02-20-2012, 03:22 PM
The new Querrey.

Raonic is never like Querrey, raonic has better movement, groundies and serve better than querrey:o :o

Naudio Spanlatine
02-20-2012, 03:24 PM
And I will never wish for faster courts again. Good for him.

I now feel bad for ever calling Roddick's matches boring, back when he was number 1 and 2 in the world. Milos makes me long for his artistic ground game :haha:

Can you please go to your closet and lock yourself there for 2-3 months, good lord:rolleyes:

156mphserve
02-20-2012, 04:40 PM
Did they really do that last time?


Guess they did :lol: One of the things I miss from Canada :lick:

yeah, when Milos was given a WC last year, he saw the tournament directors maple syrup collection(:lol:). The Tournament director jokingly said if you win the tournament you can have a bottle of syrup from my collection. Well Milos suprisingly did win the tournament and the director held his word and gave him a bottle of maple syrup in the trophy ceremony.

I guess it's a tradition now:lol: