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Rotterdam- Nieminen def Ancic 7-5, 7-6

amarone
02-22-2006, 12:12 PM
Didn't see the match, only followed live scores. Seemed really close as the scoreline suggests.

Horatio Caine
02-22-2006, 12:12 PM
:haha:

Hola Mr. SK
02-22-2006, 12:17 PM
the scoreline's deceptive ;)
well done Jarkko!!

I♥PsY@Mus!c
02-22-2006, 12:20 PM
Very well done Jarrko! :aparty::crazy::woohoo:
Ancic,good luck next time! :p

Neely
02-22-2006, 12:24 PM
Nieminen could have one hell of a season in 2006. Well done, Jarkko! :yeah:

amarone
02-22-2006, 12:24 PM
Skykisser, did you see the match? It would be interesting to hear about it. And I forgot:

Congrats Jarkko! :woohoo:
Good luck for the next round.

Hola Mr. SK
02-22-2006, 12:30 PM
Skykisser, did you see the match? It would be interesting to hear about it. And I forgot:

Congrats Jarkko! :woohoo:
Good luck for the next round.
nope, I followed point by point. Didn't see any chance Ancic could come up with a break while Jarkko played relatively easy.

JMG
02-22-2006, 12:31 PM
Yeah! Looks like he outplayed him as always. :yeah:

white&blue
02-22-2006, 12:33 PM
:yeah:

gusman890
02-22-2006, 12:43 PM
ancic :-/

Good win for Nieminen, good season for him ! :-)

bluesky_rachel
02-22-2006, 12:48 PM
Good job Jarkko!!!:yeah:

I'm so happy for him.:)

heya
02-22-2006, 01:03 PM
:bowdown: :bounce:

Fergie
02-22-2006, 01:03 PM
Mario :rolleyes:

silverwhite
02-22-2006, 01:09 PM
Jarkko :yeah:

Meeek
02-22-2006, 01:11 PM
Ouch...

Well done Jarkko!

Kat!
02-22-2006, 01:24 PM
I'm surprised the word "choke" hasn't appeared in this thread yet ;)

good win by Jarkko none the less :hug:

Hola Mr. SK
02-22-2006, 01:38 PM
I'm surprised the word "choke" hasn't appeared in this thread yet ;)

good win by Jarkko none the less :hug:
He didn't even get a chance to choke :tape:

gillian
02-22-2006, 01:46 PM
:bounce: Jarkko

:confused: Mario

rrfnpump
02-22-2006, 01:53 PM
:D :yeah: ;)

nice win Jarkko considering its a fast surface!
keep going :cool:

Sjengster
02-22-2006, 02:43 PM
Career-high ranking for the Shark, I believe? Keep it up, Jakke!

Scotso
02-22-2006, 03:03 PM
Jarkko! :bounce:

Bilbo
02-22-2006, 04:25 PM
expected outcome

Labamba
02-22-2006, 05:19 PM
Jarkko :yeah:

Here's the match report from the tournament site:

Powerful service fails to overawe Nieminen
22-2-2006 | 15:56:28
Another seeded played was knocked out of the tournament earlier today. Admittedly, few were surprised to see Jarkko Nieminen beat fifth seed Mario Ancic in two sets: 7-5, 7-6 (5).

Nieminen’s victory means he leads Ancic 3-0 in the head-to-head. They last played in the final of the Heineken Open in Auckland. By winning, the left-handed Fin secured his first ever ATP title. Although he has played three tournaments since winning in New Zealand, Nieminen has not won a single match. :rolleyes: This afternoon, he clearly showed that his losing streak has come to an end. He played exceptionally well, forcing a break in the opening set by playing a forehand passing shot that was simply astounding. The tiebreak of the second set was also decided in his favour following a quick-witted response to a net ball.
“My strategy was to make Ancic run for the balls – I tried to make sure that he worked for every point,” Nieminen explained. “I didn't allow myself to be overawed by his service, which easily ranks among the best in the world. I stayed focussed and managed to play some solid returns. At times I pre-empted his serve, giving me a fraction longer to respond. For some reason I always play well against Mario.”
Nieminen’s second-round opponent is the highly talented qualifier Gilles Simon of France. “He beat me in Marseille last week, so I look forward to the opportunity for revenge. I feel much better now. Besides, I know what’s in store for me.”

Nathaliia
02-22-2006, 05:26 PM
Nieminen has not won a single match.
They have a terrible press office.

Dupuis2006
02-22-2006, 07:00 PM
YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What a win!!

musefanatic
02-22-2006, 07:02 PM
Well done Jarkko!! :) Is it me or does he seem to play ancic quite often? ;)

RaVeR
02-22-2006, 08:33 PM
Mario...you are idiot :rolleyes:

MariaV
02-22-2006, 08:38 PM
Awwww Raver!!!! :hug: :hug: Mario WILL get a title soon. :)
LOL, they've played twice this year, and once before that so I wouldn't say it's THAT often. ;)