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CH Dallas R1: Cilic def. Bolelli 7-5 6-3

Filo V.
03-14-2012, 09:30 PM
Marquee match of the first round really wasn't an impressive match, mostly because Bolelli made somewhere I'm guessing in the 30-35 error range. Very dismal match from the Italian, who was bailed out by his serve virtually the entire match, which is the only real reason the scoreline looks competitive. His backhand in particular was atrocious and his movement was poor. But he's still very close to the top 100 so I'm still overall enthused, hopefully he'll do better in Miami qualies.

Cilic was mediocre in the first set, had an early break and broke himself with errors, but got more confident as the match went on, served better, and mostly just allowed Simone to self-destruct by not making errors. He played solid, which is all you can ask from him right now. I don't think this level will be enough to win the tournament, however.

Ad Wim
03-14-2012, 09:38 PM
Nid, bolelli sucks. Challenger win was a fluke. But considering cilic lack of matches it's a good win for him.

samanosuke
03-14-2012, 09:38 PM
one of rare days when Cilic saves tennis and mtf

Filo V.
03-14-2012, 09:42 PM
Nid, bolelli sucks. Challenger win was a fluke.You're SUCH a bitter, negative person :lol:

samanosuke
03-14-2012, 09:43 PM
You're SUCH a bitter, negative person :lol:

Bolelli's entire carrier was a fluke

Filo V.
03-14-2012, 09:45 PM
Yeah, and that's why guys like ROGER FEDERER among several others, and Italian coaches have called Bolelli the best Italian talent in the game currently, a top 20 talent when on, why he's beaten several top 10-20 players throughout his career. But hey fuckers, keep hating, Simone is almost top 100 again, I'll make sure to make a celebratory thread when it happens :cheerleader:

cilomania
03-14-2012, 09:56 PM
the most important thing is that marin won a match.that will give him more confidence and i expect better game through the tournament

tennizen
03-14-2012, 10:25 PM
The era of Mugrin has begun. Ajmo!

Sham Kay
03-14-2012, 11:32 PM
Cilic doesn't need match practice to take out Bolelli. Wonder when the last time he played a challenger was..

RIboy
03-14-2012, 11:34 PM
Sillych & Bolleli.... on the same court, at the same time...it can't get any worse than that

Yves.
03-14-2012, 11:39 PM
Filo, you thought Bolelli would beat Cilic, right?

nole_no1
03-14-2012, 11:45 PM
Yeah, and that's why guys like ROGER FEDERER among several others, and Italian coaches have called Bolelli the best Italian talent in the game currently, a top 20 talent when on, why he's beaten several top 10-20 players throughout his career. But hey fuckers, keep hating, Simone is almost top 100 again, I'll make sure to make a celebratory thread when it happens :cheerleader:

If he's such a talented guy then why isn't he in the top 100?

Filo V.
03-14-2012, 11:46 PM
I expected he would, yeah. Cilic hasn't been impressing me whatsoever and I thought Simone had improved his form. I think Lu will take Cilic out in the QF. Cilic played decently in the second set but was made to look better than he was because of Simone's mistakes.

Filo V.
03-14-2012, 11:47 PM
If he's such a talented guy then why isn't he in the top 100?He's a gross underachiever. Doesn't make him untalented, though.

motorhead
03-15-2012, 12:17 AM
the idea of celebrating a possible entry in the top 100 of a guy considered top 30 is a bit of a nonsense :)