Washington, QF: (2)Alexandr Dolgopolov def. James Blake 7:6(3), 6:4 [Archive] - MensTennisForums.com

Washington, QF: (2)Alexandr Dolgopolov def. James Blake 7:6(3), 6:4

SVK
08-04-2012, 02:40 AM
Very good performance by Dolgopolov, his ROS was on a fire - many clean winners. The backhand he hit in the last game (second point I think) was GOAT, he knows how to hit such passing shots. Only if he would be more consistent and playing like this more often...

Blake finished the match with DF.

Freak3yman84
08-04-2012, 02:40 AM
Blake did better than I expected. He almost had a double break in the 1st set, but didn't close it out. Querrey up next for Dolgo :armed:
Dolgo was serving for it at 5-3, but then Blake broke back, and got broken right away :facepalm: DF on MP btw...
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Sunset of Age
08-04-2012, 02:42 AM
:hearts: Dolgo!
Looking out for a stream tomorrow, oh yeah!

Henry Chinaski
08-04-2012, 02:43 AM
fun match. complete bashing contest. some outrageous winners from both, especially on return.

stats on the atp sb were hilariously wrong too.

had dolgo serving at 86% at one stage near the end of the first set when it was more like 40

superandy88
08-04-2012, 02:43 AM
Good match. Blake played unexpectedly well I must say. 50 winners between the two in 2 sets. Turbotennis.

superandy88
08-04-2012, 02:43 AM
had dolgo serving at 86% at one stage near the end of the first set when it was more like 40

It was more like 20%. :D

Henry Chinaski
08-04-2012, 02:45 AM
It was more like 20%. :D

true. I was being generous

The Prince
08-04-2012, 02:46 AM
Dolgopolov always serves at sub-50 and usually wins when he's playing an average player or past-it like Blake.

Brings back memories of Umag last year against Volandri.

motorhead
08-04-2012, 03:05 AM
had dolgo serving at 86% at one stage near the end of the first set when it was more like 40
:haha:

tennisfan856
08-04-2012, 04:54 AM
my god, these two semifinals are going to be great. can't recall of a more fun one in a long time.

Satasonic
08-04-2012, 05:04 AM
Good for Dolgopolov, but sadly he plays well only when he needs the money :(