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St. Petersburg SF: Kližan court-martials Colonel 6-7(11), 6-4, 7-6(3)

asmazif
09-22-2012, 03:30 PM
Dramatic stuff. Klizan served for it at *5-3 and got broken to love.

Now to lose to The Fog in suitably hilarious/epic fashion please.

Johnny Groove
09-22-2012, 03:31 PM
3h47m :eek:

tennishero
09-22-2012, 03:31 PM
really impressive... this mental headcase has become mentally very tough.

Gillouthe best
09-22-2012, 03:32 PM
Epic FH return winner to end it. Sorry for the Colonel, but nice that either the Fog or Klizan will get their 1st ATP title :yeah:

Chirag
09-22-2012, 03:32 PM
wow stunning :worship: .The final is gonna rock tomorrow

Chirag
09-22-2012, 03:32 PM
and we get a new face in the winners circle this year too :p

misty1
09-22-2012, 03:33 PM
he's taken out 2 players i like now so he better win the title

Deathless Mortal
09-22-2012, 03:33 PM
Good on Youzhny to let the newcomer have his 1st final. Funny match, mugish-epic combo. Should be a good final tomorrow. :drool:

Mr.Michael
09-22-2012, 03:35 PM
Brad Drewett, Australian serve and vollyer. I hope you're happy that a 3 set indoor match takes almost 4 hours. That's just disgustng. No excuses.

Voo de Mar
09-22-2012, 03:35 PM
Longest indoor 'best of 3-set' match ever, 4th longest 3-setter in history (excluding matches of two-game advantage in 3rd set).

kiriri***
09-22-2012, 03:37 PM
:eek:

Jverweij
09-22-2012, 03:39 PM
horrible match. Choking, screaming and generally screwing up. Just because it was a long match, doesn't make it an enjoyable one *cough* AO final 2012 *cough*.

Hope Fognini takes the title

superandy88
09-22-2012, 03:40 PM
Most entertaining match of the year. Tarantino would have loved it. Simply hilarious.

Zambanas
09-22-2012, 03:40 PM
The courts are ridiculously slow in St. Petersburg, really sad stuff when a 3 set match indoors has to last for almost 4 hours... :facepalm:

flexeter
09-22-2012, 03:45 PM
The courts are ridiculously slow in St. Petersburg, really sad stuff when a 3 set match indoors has to last for almost 4 hours... :facepalm:

well it had a lot of long games with many deuces

Zambanas
09-22-2012, 03:47 PM
well it had a lot of long games with many deuces

it doesn't change the fact that these courts are slow as ass..

cutesteve22
09-22-2012, 03:48 PM
can't believe I watched the whole match, so up and down. Sad that Misha lost, he just couldn't hold advantage after break Klizan in last 2 sets.

motorhead
09-22-2012, 03:51 PM
horrible match

Most entertaining match of the year.

Johnny Groove's Low of MTF

Challengerslover
09-22-2012, 03:52 PM
YESSS!!!! Absolute dogfight. Sadly, Klizan is probably done for tomorrow and for Kuala Lumpur, because this was obviously brutal for his body. It would be a disaster to lose match like this for Klizan, at least he earned some really deserved points.

Klizan´s backhand and serve weren´t at his best today, but it´s understandable in a neverending thriller like this. Martin once again showed where he belongs, definitely into the top30 right now. Solid players like Youzhny are exactly the comparable level to Martin.

I expect Martin to retire from doubles for today and I am very curious about tomorrow´s final and Kuala Lumpur next week. I think, Martin is better player than Fognini, but Fognini is obviously in great situation now. So happy for Martin!

Coolio_Jack
09-22-2012, 03:53 PM
it doesn't change the fact that these courts are slow as ass..


These guys could have played on ice, and still there would be a lot of breaks.

jrm
09-22-2012, 04:04 PM
yay :woohoo:

he is the favourite against slimy Fognini, right :scared:

Sanya
09-22-2012, 04:10 PM
If the tournament wasn`t in Russia, Misha would have withdrawn after the first match, IMO. What a fighter he is, it`s a shame he lost after such great effort. :sad:

gulzhan
09-22-2012, 04:15 PM
Don't understand what happened with Misha's serve in the 2nd set :sad: After Klizan won it, it was clear Youzhny would lose. It was a miracle he managed to take it to TB in the 3d.

JurajCrane
09-22-2012, 10:27 PM
Klizan falling down and still wins a point video here :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDd9RNsbZz8

I will upload matchpoint video where is Klizan doing pushups :D

motorhead
09-22-2012, 10:30 PM
I will upload matchpoint video where is Klizan doing pushups :D

epic :haha:

G4.
09-22-2012, 10:32 PM
lol so he did pushups like Bolt ? Didn"t think he was the kind of guy do to that

JurajCrane
09-22-2012, 10:32 PM
Promised matchpoint video :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-lpSkws3Do

cswab22
09-22-2012, 11:15 PM
This match was amazing :worship:

Youznhy's experience and rock solid game and Kilzan's talent were great contrasting styles. it also helped the drama was peak :worship:

Hopefully Kilzan isn't to worn out for tomorrow because he could easily beat Fognini playing like this.

JurajCrane
09-22-2012, 11:20 PM
In fact, Klizan was far from his best today, I hope he can recover and come up with goods tomorrow. Fognini is beatable if he is okay physically.

BroTree123
09-23-2012, 01:04 AM
Hilarious return FH winner on MP :haha:. Just ended so abruptly :lol: