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Korolev def. Istomin 7-6(2) 6-7(5) 6-3

ANT0N!0
10-11-2006, 07:44 PM
In a battle of young talents, Russian Evgeny Korolev defeated Uzbekistan's top ranked player, Denis Istomin 7-6(2) 6-7(5) 6-3. Korolev next faces Philipp Kohlschreiber in the 2nd round of the Kremlin Cup.

This should have been an interesting match to watch. I saw Korolev this year for the fist time in Marseille, in his QF match against Grosjean. He lost but i was impressed by his game, as well as in his 2nd round match vs. Gaudio in the French Open where he pushed the '04 champ. to the limit and finally lost in 5 close sets.

Good luck to him :yeah:

Deathless Mortal
10-11-2006, 07:52 PM
What's interesting in it?

ANT0N!0
10-11-2006, 07:59 PM
What's interesting in it?

I said why immediately after: "I saw Korolev this year for the fist time in Marseille, in his QF match against Grosjean. He lost but i was impressed by his game, as well as in his 2nd round match vs. Gaudio in the French Open where he pushed the '04 champ. to the limit and finally lost in 5 close sets."

Also because they are both young talented players with a promising future in tennis. It was a close match and judging from the score, it was very emotive too.

JMG
10-11-2006, 08:04 PM
Korolev missed an easy forehand at mp 76 *54 and then got broken with a double fault on bp. He was clearly the better player and should have won in two sets, but at least he won. :)

Nathaliia
10-11-2006, 08:39 PM
Korolev rules, clear as water (I mean... not after atomic electricity factory explodes :scared: )

Nando_L
10-11-2006, 08:55 PM
Evgeny :yeah:

Minotaur
10-11-2006, 09:08 PM
Denis played really good btw.

Fergie
10-11-2006, 09:11 PM
Korolev! :yeah:

Merton
10-12-2006, 12:28 AM
Korolev should have won in straight sets, but the victory is what matters, he has now very good chances of securing direct entry in the Australian Open.

Merton
10-12-2006, 12:30 AM
What's interesting in it?

It may seem surprising but there exist people who are interested in players other than at the very top of the game:retard:

jole
10-12-2006, 12:48 AM
It may seem surprising but there exist people who are interested in players other than at the very top of the game:retard:

This doesn't get said enough on this forum. :worship:

Primal
10-12-2006, 05:34 AM
It was a good match to watch with annormous power and unforced errors.
So young and fresh :)

CooCooCachoo
10-12-2006, 06:12 AM
Evgueni :yeah: The score scares me ;)