Miami R1: Kunitsyn def. [WC] Levine 7-6(8) 7-6(3)

Filo V.
03-22-2012, 05:31 PM
Typical drama but Igor got the job done!!!

03-22-2012, 05:33 PM
Levine did a hell of a lot of choking. A set point on his own serve in 1st set, two in 2nd.
Nice to see Kunitsyn winning anything though

Filo V.
03-22-2012, 05:34 PM
Time to beat Cilic now.

03-22-2012, 05:35 PM
WTA mugfiesta

03-22-2012, 05:37 PM
What? I thought Jesse would win that 2nd set.

03-22-2012, 07:03 PM

Ad Wim
03-22-2012, 07:07 PM
Bizarre match. Glad kunitsyn won again.

03-22-2012, 11:43 PM
WTF Levine! 0-6 at tour level this year after going 42-5 at all other levels since September. You couldn't have gotten a much better draw and you still couldn't even take him to 3. Very disappointed!

03-22-2012, 11:44 PM
Better player won

03-22-2012, 11:45 PM
Retire Jessica Levine :o.

Filo V.
03-22-2012, 11:54 PM
Igor had *2-1 lead in the first set after Levine saved 5 BPs. Levine had game point for 2-1 on serve but he double faulted twice to lose serve. Levine broke back immediately, then Kunitsyn served for the first set at *6-5 after Levine hit his 6th DF of the set, yet was broken. In the first set tiebreak, they traded early minibreaks; Levine took a *5-3 lead, Kunitysn then had set point at 6-*5 and *7-6, where he lost both service points. Levine himself then lost both service points at *8-7 and Kunitsyn won the first set.

Second set, Igor saved a BP in the first game, then broke immediately and got out to a 4-*1 lead. Levine then broke for 4-3, had BPs to serve for the set at 5-4, weren't taken. Kunitsyn had MP at 5-*4 on return, not taken, broken next game after saving three break points. Levine, serving for the second set, had 40-15 and three game points overall, yet was broken. Kunitsyn then got out to a *3-0 tiebreak lead, lost both points, but won went from 3 all to win four straight points and the match.

Filo V.
03-22-2012, 11:55 PM
Kunitsyn was the one leading most of the match but predictably he choked his leads. Levine had the chances but didn't take advantage. I'm just happy Igor won, this was a desperation situation for him.