DC, Eu/A I, 2R: Ward epics past Tursunov 6-4, 5-7, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 (GB-Russia: 2-2)

04-07-2013, 03:51 PM
Europe/Africa Zone Group I, 2R: Great Britain-Russia

somehow now 2-2 after those first results.

04-07-2013, 03:54 PM
Get in there Wardy! Served like a boss, over 30 aces.

We've played well enough to go to a decider.

04-07-2013, 03:55 PM
So happy for James - best medicine ever for dealing with the disappointment of losing the match to Donskoy on Friday.

Dima was strangely flat after winning the third set and never really got his level back. Commentators were speculating he wasn't physically at his best.

04-07-2013, 03:55 PM
Time for your trademark epic choke Daniel.

04-07-2013, 03:58 PM
fantastic from James, was clutch at 4-3 0*-30 in the fifth. Going for his shots every time he had the opportunity to, great BH winners. very happy for him! onto a live 5th rubber now, go Evans!

04-07-2013, 04:07 PM
Jesus... And I thought Tursunov played horribly on Friday...
There was a 5-6 game stretch in the third set when Mitya kind of resembled a tennis player. Other than that it was not even a club level performance. Doublefaulted thrice to fall a break behind early in the 4th set and it was all over -- he proceeded to produce a grand total of 10 clean groundstrokes for the remainder of the match. The rest were either horrific shanks or failed moonballs. I know he's unfit and caught a cold but what happened today is inexplicable.
Kudos to Ward for not choking at the finish line. It would be great for GB to win the tie from 0-2 down without Murray.

04-07-2013, 04:09 PM
Fantastic performance by Wardy today :worship: Thought he is done after the 3rd set loss, but no, somehow he managed to take control of the match by playing solid, aggressive tennis. Happy for him as well, especially, after that tough loss to Donskoy 2 days ago.

04-07-2013, 04:24 PM
Before this match Tursunov was 4-0 in five-setters at Davis Cup and 6-1 in live rubbers overall with the only loss to Roddick in Portland in 2007.

04-07-2013, 05:49 PM
Expected. Peak Ward >>>>>>>>>>Peak Tursunov

04-07-2013, 05:53 PM

World group here we come!!!!

04-07-2013, 06:00 PM
Time for your trademark epic choke Daniel.

It would be an epic choke. 6-4 6-4 4-0* right now :o I think he'll pull the win off :p

Sombrerero loco
04-07-2013, 06:05 PM
wow so epic!!!

04-07-2013, 06:07 PM
It would be an epic choke. 6-4 6-4 4-0* right now :o I think he'll pull the win off :p
I still remember his lose to Lithuanian Grigelis in decider 3 years ago. Oh yeah, I remember.

04-08-2013, 01:03 AM
Awesome job from Wardy and Team GB.. if only he would have this kind of showing at tour events

04-08-2013, 04:23 AM
Ward should have won against Donskoy too, shame.