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Miami R3: Ramos def. Blake 6-4 2-6 7-5

PorkBarrel
03-25-2013, 03:09 AM
James :sad:

Ramos was very sharp in the first set...FH on song and got plenty of first serves in. Blake did well to stay in touch.

Then Ramos dropped off a bit in the second and Blake took control, clinching the set with a lovely CC BH return winner.

James exploded out of the blocks in the third with a salvo of DTL winners off both wings. He didn't quite use the momentum to break though, there was a BP in game six but he didn't take it. Was broken after a poor game at 5-5 and that was that.

3DGNumberOneFan
03-25-2013, 03:10 AM
Flake :facepalm:

SheepleBuster
03-25-2013, 03:11 AM
Tennis is a joke. It's not a sport anymore. It's just a clay court with different colors and runners with rackets moon balling. Forget this s***. James was never going to win this but is the court so slow? I mean what do these tennis officials want? This s*** is not even enjoyable anymore it is so slow

Certinfy
03-25-2013, 03:11 AM
Blake was fucking amazing from the beginning of the second to 5-5 in the third then handed it away. :sad:

Pretty good match overall, sad ending but Blake is playing a lot better than he has been the last few years.

martinatreue
03-25-2013, 03:11 AM
Ramos really did a good job in the last few games of running Blake all over the court and then Blake was fatigued and lost 8 of the last 9 points to go away pretty meekly.

Freeze17171
03-25-2013, 03:11 AM
Crap call on 0-30 in that game, Ramos's ball was clearly out.

Still, horrible service game from Blake, typical stuff from him.

rocketassist
03-25-2013, 03:12 AM
James :o

Poor showing in the first and third sets.

Ramos comes across as a poor man's Nadal/Fiasco hybrid.

n8
03-25-2013, 03:13 AM
Big chance gone begging for Blake.

SheepleBuster
03-25-2013, 03:13 AM
James :o

Poor showing in the first and third sets.

Ramos comes across as a poor man's Nadal/Fiasco hybrid.

Or maybe Fiasco is a poor man's Ramos?

Popo21
03-25-2013, 03:13 AM
I think Blake's age is just catching up to him. He looked dead by the third set and probably wanted nothing to do with playing another match and just kinda gave in.

He was outstanding in the second set though. The BP in the 3rd all he had to do was put one of 3 volleys away but couldn't end the point and Ramos was able to make a nice shot.

delboy
03-25-2013, 03:15 AM
Flake is horseshit. his tennis is abysmal for the top level these days. this guy needs to retire or play challenges.

SheepleBuster
03-25-2013, 03:17 AM
Flake is horseshit. his tennis is abysmal for the top level these days. this guy needs to retire or play challenges.

He would still beat anyone in Englad not named Andy Murray. What a joke. The guy is a choker but does play some decent ball for his age. He reached this round on his own unlike Isner who needed umpire to help him out.

allpro
03-25-2013, 03:19 AM
some pretty impressive hc tennis from the spanish dirt-baller. he went toe-to-toe with jb and was pounding the ball. as goodall put it, 'he out-blaked blake'.

Naudio Spanlatine
03-25-2013, 03:21 AM
Ramos :hearts: :worship:

Blake :sad::sad:

n8
03-25-2013, 03:24 AM
But it's about time Ramos had a decent event. He has a fair few points coming off next month.

tennisfan856
03-25-2013, 03:36 AM
blake didn't move well, and it's killing his game.

delboy
03-25-2013, 03:47 AM
He would still beat anyone in Englad not named Andy Murray. What a joke. The guy is a choker but does play some decent ball for his age. He reached this round on his own unlike Isner who needed umpire to help him out.

Ward would double bagel this has been.

SheepleBuster
03-25-2013, 03:49 AM
Ward would double bagel this has been.

You are joking right? Where is Ward anyway? Playing a challengers in a village/? James may be a choker and old but he is not a bum. Just because you don't like Blake does not mean he 100% sucks. He played some great tennis tonight

cutesteve22
03-25-2013, 03:50 AM
Albert.:yeah:

delboy
03-25-2013, 03:57 AM
You are joking right? Where is Ward anyway? Playing a challengers in a village/? James may be a choker and old but he is not a bum. Just because you don't like Blake does not mean he 100% sucks. He played some great tennis tonight

sorry but he sucks and he was horrific like he has been the last few years. Even Tomic would have beat him on this display.

SheepleBuster
03-25-2013, 04:01 AM
sorry but he sucks and he was horrific like he has been the last few years. Even Tomic would have beat him on this display.

I don't disagree with you on Tomic. Tomic is up and down. He is up beats Blake. His down, who knows. But Blake was not crazy awful for an old man. The guy can't move, so the fact that he reached here ... he did better than Del Po here, let's be honest. This may be James' last year, so I do hope he wins more matches on faster hard courts. This is so slow

delboy
03-25-2013, 04:23 AM
I don't disagree with you on Tomic. Tomic is up and down. He is up beats Blake. His down, who knows. But Blake was not crazy awful for an old man. The guy can't move, so the fact that he reached here ... he did better than Del Po here, let's be honest. This may be James' last year, so I do hope he wins more matches on faster hard courts. This is so slow

I agree but it is sad to see Blake play like this. watching him play I have zero faith in him hitting a winner at all.. it's like even he doesn't believe it anymore.

leng jai
03-25-2013, 04:34 AM
One of Blake's main weapons was his explosive speed so it's no surprise he hasn't aged particularly well.

tennisfan856
03-25-2013, 04:49 AM
i've got the feeling that he just doesn't train hard enough, but you did see glimpses over the past two tournaments of the shots he can hit. But I think his inconsistency just stems from lack of fitness/work on the court. He took his shirt off after the first set and it was all jelly.

It's a shame I didn't appreciate his game when he was in his prime due to the ballbashing and dumb thinking, but now that type of aggressive style is rare and it was fun to see at least some of the winners he hit tonight.

jcempire
03-25-2013, 04:55 AM
Tennis is a joke. It's not a sport anymore. It's just a clay court with different colors and runners with rackets moon balling. Forget this s***. James was never going to win this but is the court so slow? I mean what do these tennis officials want? This s*** is not even enjoyable anymore it is so slow

yes, what a smart post

Topspindoctor
03-25-2013, 05:12 AM
Tennis is a joke. It's not a sport anymore. It's just a clay court with different colors and runners with rackets moon balling. Forget this s***. James was never going to win this but is the court so slow? I mean what do these tennis officials want? This s*** is not even enjoyable anymore it is so slow

:baby:

Wojtek
03-25-2013, 06:35 AM
Court speed in Miami is just :rolleyes:

heya
03-25-2013, 07:13 AM
Why didn't Blake & Rodduck retire in 2004, so that we didn't have to endure hyperbole about their high ranking & flag waving?

One was a clone of his saggy greedy mom & the other had severe spinal curvature.

latso
03-25-2013, 07:55 AM
damn, i'm more disappointed than i was for Verdasc0 :(

The Prince
03-25-2013, 07:59 AM
Vamos!

Litotes
03-25-2013, 08:42 AM
Tennis is a joke. It's not a sport anymore. It's just a clay court with different colors and runners with rackets moon balling. Forget this s***. James was never going to win this but is the court so slow? I mean what do these tennis officials want? This s*** is not even enjoyable anymore it is so slow

If Miami is a clay court, how come Nadal has never won it? List of winners do not read "clay specialists" to me.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miami_Masters#Men.27s_singles
Murray (09) and Roddick (04 + 10) are not traditionally thought of as clay specialists, are they?

born_on_clay
03-25-2013, 08:45 AM
Losing to Ramos on hardcourt :facepalm: Take care James :hug:

latso
03-25-2013, 09:44 AM
If Miami is a clay court, how come Nadal has never won it? List of winners do not read "clay specialists" to me.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miami_Masters#Men.27s_singles
Murray (09) and Roddick (04 + 10) are not traditionally thought of as clay specialists, are they?
well, not one clay specialist has won the BMW Open in Munchen for the last over 10 years, so it doesn't mean anything.

Rafa's played 3 finals here and he won IW, which is faster, so at the end of the day it doesn't really matter

ossie
03-25-2013, 09:49 AM
Tennis wins in spades.

Litotes
03-25-2013, 09:57 AM
well, not one clay specialist has won the BMW Open in Munchen for the last over 10 years, so it doesn't mean anything.

Rafa's played 3 finals here and he won IW, which is faster, so at the end of the day it doesn't really matter

True enough. Funnily, I checked the list of München winners and noone has won it three times since Budge Patty 1954-56. Kohli or Denko could do it this year.

FlameOn
03-25-2013, 10:54 AM
James :o. I am disappointed.

Topspindoctor
03-25-2013, 11:01 AM
Blake is yet another talentless jester from mug era of the mid 2000's A former world number 4 without a single slam SF appearance. Pretty much sums up Nose's hard court competition during 2004-07 :o


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philosophicalarf
03-25-2013, 11:14 AM
If Miami is a clay court, how come Nadal has never won it?

Lower bounce. It might be slow, but look at the height the ball is hit at, compared to shoulder-height stuff at IW.

Dark Knight
03-25-2013, 11:17 AM
Gotta feel bad for Blake. Nice match though.

Snowwy
03-25-2013, 11:19 AM
Before playing on the atp tour, Ramos had played in 10 hard court futures events and 0 hard court challenger events.

Dark Knight
03-25-2013, 11:23 AM
Lower bounce. It might be slow, but look at the height the ball is hit at, compared to shoulder-height stuff at IW.

Ya i think Miami is both slower and less bouncy than IW.

Newcomer
03-25-2013, 11:28 AM
Ramos :yeah:
Decent player with good movement and flashy forehand. Nice to see him progress.
James:hatoff: Still can be top-50.

Orka_n
03-25-2013, 11:40 AM
Blake is yet another talentless jester from mug era of the mid 2000's A former world number 4 without a single slam SF appearance. Pretty much sums up Nose's hard court competition during 2004-07 :o


Sent from Verticalsports.com Free App (http://www.verticalsports.com/mobile)Shut up already, you're getting as repetitive as lenders. Fact is you can say jack shit about a player like blake's potential after watching his clownish 30+ year old self. Nadulltards really don't understand the concept of decline. They will though, no worries.

During Fed's era the top 10 was changing constantly. This is because those players were not as consistent as Nole and Murray (Fedal was already top two back then as you know). But when it came to the peak level of Safin, Nalbandian, Davydenko, Agassi, Gonzo etc they were not inferior to Noleray - which is why dissing that era is retarded. In this era though the top 10 hardly changes because of 2 things:
1. With the homogenization of the courts, it is easier to get consistent results in tournament after tournament.
2. There is not any resemblance of depth in today's field. Ferrer at 30 years old hanging steady at no. 4-5 in the world is proof of this.

Furthermore, talking about competition, Nadal has had shit competition his entire career on the dirt. :zzz: "He'd win anyway" you say, yet you don't realize the same thing would go for Peak Fed on HC.

nenfil
03-25-2013, 11:50 AM
That break point in third set at 3:2* 40:30, 2nd service. If he would convert it... but he decided to rush the net without any good approach shot. TBH it would't be smarter to try to go for huge shot or wait for error cause in that part of match Ramos wasn't playing good.

atennisfan
03-25-2013, 11:53 AM
Shut up already, you're getting as repetitive as lenders. Fact is you can say jack shit about a player like blake's potential after watching his clownish 30+ year old self. Nadulltards really don't understand the concept of decline. They will though, no worries.

During Fed's era the top 10 was changing constantly. This is because those players were not as consistent as Nole and Murray (Fedal was already top two back then as you know). But when it came to the peak level of Safin, Nalbandian, Davydenko, Agassi, Gonzo etc they were not inferior to Noleray - which is why dissing that era is retarded. In this era though the top 10 hardly changes because of 2 things:
1. With the homogenization of the courts, it is easier to get consistent results in tournament after tournament.
2. There is not any resemblance of depth in today's field. Ferrer at 30 years old hanging steady at no. 4-5 in the world is proof of this.

Furthermore, talking about competition, Nadal has had shit competition his entire career on the dirt. :zzz: "He'd win anyway" you say, yet you don't realize the same thing would go for Peak Fed on HC.


Agree with every single on of your word, except Ferrer will be 31 next month, and he'll be #4.

atennisfan
03-25-2013, 11:56 AM
Blake is yet another talentless jester from mug era of the mid 2000's A former world number 4 without a single slam SF appearance. Pretty much sums up Nose's hard court competition during 2004-07 :o


During his peak, 2005-2006, James Blake WHOOPED Nadal's big ass THREE TIMES IN A ROW.

Sombrerero loco
03-25-2013, 12:12 PM
albert :bowdown: great victory for him here :)

emotion
03-25-2013, 12:20 PM
Ramos has an enjoyable game, kinda a Verdasco lite, wish he'd do something about his nightmare of a backhand

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paseo
03-25-2013, 12:23 PM
:(

nole_no1
03-25-2013, 12:46 PM
Shit :( I was expecting a QF from Blake

A_Skywalker
03-25-2013, 01:02 PM
Shut up already, you're getting as repetitive as lenders. Fact is you can say jack shit about a player like blake's potential after watching his clownish 30+ year old self. Nadulltards really don't understand the concept of decline. They will though, no worries.

During Fed's era the top 10 was changing constantly. This is because those players were not as consistent as Nole and Murray (Fedal was already top two back then as you know). But when it came to the peak level of Safin, Nalbandian, Davydenko, Agassi, Gonzo etc they were not inferior to Noleray - which is why dissing that era is retarded. In this era though the top 10 hardly changes because of 2 things:
1. With the homogenization of the courts, it is easier to get consistent results in tournament after tournament.
2. There is not any resemblance of depth in today's field. Ferrer at 30 years old hanging steady at no. 4-5 in the world is proof of this.

Furthermore, talking about competition, Nadal has had shit competition his entire career on the dirt. :zzz: "He'd win anyway" you say, yet you don't realize the same thing would go for Peak Fed on HC.

Federer is also over 30 and in 2nd place, you could have used that too.

atennisfan
03-25-2013, 01:58 PM
Federer is also over 30 and in 2nd place, you could have used that too.

Federer is actually over 31.

GSMnadal
03-25-2013, 02:00 PM
During his peak, 2005-2006, James Blake WHOOPED Nadal's big ass THREE TIMES IN A ROW.

Pretty impressive for a grown man to beat a teenager.

atennisfan
03-25-2013, 02:37 PM
Pretty impressive for a grown man to beat a teenager.

You are becoming such a troll.

In 2006, Nadal was already a multiple GS champion.

GSMnadal
03-25-2013, 02:44 PM
You are becoming such a troll.

In 2006, Nadal was already a multiple GS champion.

On clay, sure. When was his first hardcourt GS final?

Johnny Groove
03-25-2013, 03:17 PM
Ramos impressed me, TBH. From comments here, you'd think he was another standard dirtballer, but he is not. He takes chances, he hits big, he was going toe to toe with Blake and his FH at times, and winning.

Naudio Spanlatine
03-25-2013, 03:42 PM
You are becoming such a troll.

In 2006, Nadal was already a multiple GS champion.

What? :spit:

Naudio Spanlatine
03-25-2013, 03:43 PM
Shit :( I was expecting a QF from Blake

Same here :o

Naudio Spanlatine
03-25-2013, 03:45 PM
Blake is yet another talentless jester from mug era of the mid 2000's A former world number 4 without a single slam SF appearance. Pretty much sums up Nose's hard court competition during 2004-07 :o


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:facepalm: :banghead: :explode:

GSMnadal
03-25-2013, 03:48 PM
What? :spit:

Well, he had 2 :shrug: ;)

Deathless Mortal
03-25-2013, 04:29 PM
I had Ramos to play Melzer predicted in my Draw Challenge. :sport:

timafi
03-25-2013, 05:28 PM
Ramos should have taken out Blake in 2 sets but his level dropped/choked in the 2nd set and allowed Blake to win it.Ramos has game no question :yeah:

Kyle_Johansen
03-25-2013, 05:31 PM
Too bad for Blake.