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Fernando Gonzalez def "Service Machine" Roddick 6-4 3-6 7-6(5)

ASP0315
10-14-2006, 02:20 PM
Well Done Gonzo :worship: Great High Quality Game Game :yeah:

Volcanic Tennis
10-14-2006, 02:21 PM
Andy :sad: Rest up boy ^^
Go Fena;)

+alonso
10-14-2006, 02:21 PM
:woohoo: GREAT! :D
Congrats Feña, I'm so happy, and I didi suffer a lot for that, glad it was worthless :)

zicofirol
10-14-2006, 02:21 PM
Very good win for Gonzalez... Tomorrow he has a chance against either Lubijic or Hrbaty.

+alonso
10-14-2006, 02:21 PM
:p it was 6-4 :lol: not 6-5 :rolls:

Andre♥
10-14-2006, 02:22 PM
Feña!!!

:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

*Viva Chile*
10-14-2006, 02:22 PM
Well done Feña!!!! :yeah:
Now take that title tomorrow :bounce:

P.S: Where are the Roddick fans that they said this match was decided before it played??? :p

ljubicic_
10-14-2006, 02:23 PM
so, we will have a Fena vs. Ljubicic final, damn i like both players.

Kalliopeia
10-14-2006, 02:24 PM
Excellent. :D

ASP0315
10-14-2006, 02:25 PM
:p it was 6-4 :lol: not 6-5 :rolls:

Yeah i meant to keep the 5 in TB Bracket.:o Anyway i'm happy for Gonzo. I wish i could have watched.

blosson
10-14-2006, 02:25 PM
Congrats to Gonzo

stebs
10-14-2006, 02:25 PM
Really high quality match. Both guys played great but in the end Fena was too good. It was a joy to watch to guys really going at it, forehand to forehand rallies were breathtaking at times.

Fergie
10-14-2006, 02:25 PM
Fantastic Feña!!! :bigclap: :banana:

Regenbogen
10-14-2006, 02:25 PM
Well done Feña!!!! :yeah:
Now take that title tomorrow :bounce:

P.S: Where are the Roddick fans that they said this match was decided before it played??? :p

Well I didn't say it but I'm a Roddick fan. Unfortunately. :hysteric: :hysteric:

I♥PsY@Mus!c
10-14-2006, 02:26 PM
Fena :aparty:

A_Skywalker
10-14-2006, 02:26 PM
I love Fernando , great win !

zicofirol
10-14-2006, 02:26 PM
I forgot to add that its pathetic that Gonzalez won 1/13 2nd Roddick serves in the 3rd set... and he still won the match. Really has to improve that he usually makes stupid overagressive plays on 2nd serves.

FelipeMIA89
10-14-2006, 02:28 PM
great win GONZO!!

Action Jackson
10-14-2006, 02:28 PM
Break out the breadcrumbs and the eggs it's time for some Duck schnitzel.

yomike
10-14-2006, 02:29 PM
Good win Fernando and thank you for dispatching the duck:worship:

stebs
10-14-2006, 02:30 PM
It's a shame I was only able to watch the last set but I'm glad I did. Roddick is still not great at coming in off the right balls, he was thinking he could come in off anything so long as he went to Gonzo's backhand but it wasn't happening. Both forehands was great.

cobalt60
10-14-2006, 02:31 PM
Really high quality match. Both guys played great but in the end Fena was too good. It was a joy to watch to guys really going at it, forehand to forehand rallies were breathtaking at times.

Thanks for the info. They are both top quality players. Seems the crowd got their money's worth. Although I wanted Andy to win, one can't be unhappy with the results if both were playing up to snuff.:D

+alonso
10-14-2006, 02:31 PM
I forgot to add that its pathetic that Gonzalez won 1/13 2nd Roddick serves in the 3rd set... and he still won the match. Really has to improve that he usually makes stupid overagressive plays on 2nd serves.

yeah for sure but do not forget that feña was able to handle 1st serve return better than roddick did

34% for fernando
19% for roddick

cobalt60
10-14-2006, 02:31 PM
Break out the breadcrumbs and the eggs it's time for some Duck schnitzel.

:haha:

Jimnik
10-14-2006, 02:33 PM
Great match. :yeah:

Gonzo was awesome today. :worship:

Unlucky Andy, but the performance level has been very good this week. it looks very promising for Madrid next week.

rexman
10-14-2006, 02:38 PM
A slumping Roddick dispatches Gonzo twice this year (plus again in Cincy) but now that he's playing better he loses? I don't get it.

zine56
10-14-2006, 02:42 PM
A slumping Roddick dispatches Gonzo twice this year I don't get it.

on GRASS.. that's why ¬_¬ and Gonzo just run out of gas in Cincy after 3 HC SF

Jimnik
10-14-2006, 02:44 PM
A slumping Roddick dispatches Gonzo twice this year (plus again in Cincy) but now that he's playing better he loses? I don't get it.
Interesting point. But two of the meetings were on grass and Andy will always beat Gonzo on grass. The Cincinatti meeting was not a "slumping Roddick". He had already reached his good form.

I think it's a better match-up for Gonzalez indoors because Roddick's BH slice has no effect on these indoor hard courts. Gonzalez was ripping FH winners off every BH slice, today.

Horatio Caine
10-14-2006, 02:58 PM
Wow...I thought an upset was on the cards, but I didn't totally believe it would happen. Well done Gonzo!!! :banana:

...He ruined my eagerly anticipated final between the best friends Ljubo and Andy :( :ras:

Jimnik
10-14-2006, 03:03 PM
Wow...I thought an upset was on the cards, but I didn't totally believe it would happen. Well done Gonzo!!! :banana:

...He ruined my eagerly anticipated final between the best friends Ljubo and Andy :( :ras:
There's stilll plenty of time. Madrid, Lyon, Paris and the TMC await. ;)

I would love to see Ljubo vs ARod in the Paris final.

Action Jackson
10-14-2006, 03:05 PM
...He ruined my eagerly anticipated final between the best friends Ljubo and Andy :( :ras:

The thing is Ljubo and Gonzo will be a very friendly match, though if Ljubo and Roddick play soon I really hope they try and brand one another when up at net.

Ome
10-14-2006, 03:06 PM
Nice! :rocker2:

RickDaStick
10-14-2006, 03:07 PM
Damn too bad Roddick sucks, i was really hoping to see a Andy-Ivan final. Ivan is doing his part but f'ing duck blew it.

Jimnik
10-14-2006, 03:09 PM
Damn too bad Roddick sucks, i was really hoping to see a Andy-Ivan final. Ivan is doing his part but f'ing duck blew it.
Andy decided that Vienna was not worthy of such a showdown. He'd rather wait until Madrid or Paris. ;)

Varya
10-14-2006, 03:17 PM
:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:
:banana: :banana::banana:VAMOS!!!GONZO!!! :banana: :banana: :banana:

mangoes
10-14-2006, 03:19 PM
Congrats Gonzo..........Andy:hug: :sad: I was hoping for a Ljubicic vs Roddick final. Oh well, rest up Andy for Madrid :D

martinatreue
10-14-2006, 03:32 PM
OH GOODY!!!!! LOVE FENA and HATE ANDY!!! :)

3 of 4 finalists are one-handers this week!!! :worship: :) :wavey: :cool: :D

GlennMirnyi
10-14-2006, 03:35 PM
Roddick made a clown out of himself. At least Ljubicic will win.

A_Skywalker
10-14-2006, 03:46 PM
Roddick made a clown out of himself. At least Ljubicic will win.

How do u know Ljubicic will win ? Are u a psychic ?

*Viva Chile*
10-14-2006, 03:52 PM
Roddick made a clown out of himself. At least Ljubicic will win.

Did you see the match for say that? :rolleyes:

GlennMirnyi
10-14-2006, 03:55 PM
How do u know Ljubicic will win ? Are u a psychic ?

Wanna bet, big boy? I back my words.

GlennMirnyi
10-14-2006, 03:57 PM
Did you see the match for say that? :rolleyes:

Unfortunately no, but Roddick's a far more accomplished player. Losing matches like that is "clowning" himself.

Adler
10-14-2006, 03:57 PM
ES is broadcasting the 2nd set now

*Viva Chile*
10-14-2006, 04:01 PM
Unfortunately no, but Roddick's a far more accomplished player. Losing matches like that is "clowning" himself.

So you don't have right to have an opinion of this, both players played great... an smart and attractive match for both. You have a huge prejudice that Fernando is a braindead and didn't deserve to win, I really hate your predisposition when start to talk :bs: about Fernando.

So well, the arseclown competition might start soon again, I hope the arseclown king won't be elegible for be the umpire this time. :p

MisterQ
10-14-2006, 04:02 PM
Wow, can't wait to see footage of this! :eek:

Can't get much closer than that.

GlennMirnyi
10-14-2006, 04:05 PM
So you don't have right to have an opinion of this, both players played great... an smart and attractive match for both. You have a huge prejudice that Fernando is a braindead and didn't deserve to win, I really hate your predisposition when start to talk :bs: about Fernando.

So well, the arseclown competition might start soon again, I hope the arseclown king won't be elegible for be the umpire this time. :p

Unfortunately I'm not the king... ;)

*Viva Chile*
10-14-2006, 04:09 PM
Unfortunately I'm not the king... ;)

So MBF is the king... you're the emperor then. :p

doris_hdz
10-14-2006, 04:09 PM
:woohoo:
good luck in the final!!!!:bounce:

GlennMirnyi
10-14-2006, 04:19 PM
So MBF is the king... you're the emperor then. :p

Hey, stop flattering me, that's not gonna make me like Gonzalez. :p :p :lol:

Xristos
10-14-2006, 04:25 PM
Andy.....
I placed 1000 v on you.

GlennMirnyi
10-14-2006, 04:26 PM
Andy.....
I placed 1000 v on you.

Welcome to the club... :(

SLICK
10-14-2006, 04:35 PM
Roddick conceded that the better player won
http://www.inside-tennis.net/index.php?action=news&id=2069
Well done Fernando!

ChinoRios4Ever
10-14-2006, 04:51 PM
FANTASTIC WIN GONZOOOO!!!!! :banana: :banana:

GL tomorrow vs INDOOR KING

name_change
10-14-2006, 04:59 PM
gutted for andy but thrilled for gonzo. i hate it when faves meet up before the finals.

bellascarlett
10-14-2006, 05:08 PM
Gonzo! :yeah:

KiolL
10-14-2006, 05:25 PM
great victory gonzo!

~*BGT*~
10-14-2006, 05:36 PM
Andy :sad:
Gonzo :woohoo: Good luck in the final!!!!

RickDaStick
10-14-2006, 05:37 PM
The serve can only get you so far Andy.

Peoples
10-14-2006, 05:40 PM
Roddick made a clown out of himself. At least Ljubicic will win.
When González is on, you can play well and still go down. This is what Roddick did today. Roddick himself said Fernando got the best of him today and that the better player won. Sometimes it's best not to speak if you're not informed.

Welcome to the club... :(
Congratulations smart ass. This is what you get if you make the mistake of betting on González matches.

General Suburbia
10-14-2006, 05:43 PM
Wow. Pleasantly surprised, I never imagined he would be able to beat Roddick.

ShimSham
10-14-2006, 05:43 PM
The serve can only get you so far Andy.

:rolleyes:

bavaria100
10-14-2006, 06:16 PM
A great match from Gonzo and a well deserved victory! :yeah: Some of the shots he hit were absolutely phenomenal.

Andy made progress, but he still makes the same mistakes that he did 1 or 2 years ago. I mean, he gets passed 18 times with a backhand passing shot. Still, he decides to attack on Gonzalez backhand side for the 19th time. It seems as if he didn't notice that he always won the point when he attacked on Fena's forehand side.

When a bird looks outside a window, the bird thinks that's his way to freedom. It flies against the window. After a few minutes, the bird tries it again and flies once again against the window. The difference is, that the bird realizes that it can't get past the window and stops trying. Does this mean a bird is more intelligent than Andy? :tape:

Peoples
10-14-2006, 06:30 PM
Andy made progress, but he still makes the same mistakes that he did 1 or 2 years ago. I mean, he gets passed 18 times with a backhand passing shot. Still, he decides to attack on Gonzalez backhand side for the 19th time. It seems as if he didn't notice that he always won the point when he attacked on Fena's forehand side.

When a bird looks outside a window, the bird thinks that's his way to freedom. It flies against the window. After a few minutes, the bird tries it again and flies once again against the window. The difference is, that the bird realizes that it can't get past the window and stops trying. Does this mean a bird is more intelligent than Andy? :tape:
It's not as simple as that. It depends on how deep Roddick got his approach shot. To the BH was the right way to go and he won a lot of points this way, getting a deep FH approach in to Feña's BH. You certainly don't want to get Feña into the rhythm of hitting FH many passing shots in a row, he is very good at that.

scarecrows
10-14-2006, 07:52 PM
wicked

this news made my day bearable

tangerine_dream
10-14-2006, 08:12 PM
So the "forehand" beats the "serving machine", eh? Well, I'm not terribly upset about Andy losing to Gonzo. He lost to a tough, quality opponent. Their matches are always entertaining. I'd be more upset if Andy lost to a no-talent like Ljubiclown. :angel:

I knew Gonzo would be a problem for a Andy today: he's getting better as a player and more consistent and their matches have always been hard fought and close. Gonzo was due for a win over Andy anyway and frankly, I'm glad it happened here and not in Cincy.

So congrats to Gonzo, I hope he can win the whole thing now he needs a title badly, and good job to Andy on a great week. :bigclap: Hopefully he'll build on this and do great in Madrid.

P.S: Where are the Roddick fans that they said this match was decided before it played??? :p
Which Roddick fans said that? If anything, we all ignored his match with Melzer and moved right on to Gonzo. :lol:

A slumping Roddick dispatches Gonzo twice this year (plus again in Cincy) but now that he's playing better he loses? I don't get it.
One reason I jumped on the Gonzo bandwagon this summer was because the only times Andy played great was when he faced Gonzo. After Gonzo was gone he'd go back to slumping. I don't know why Gonzo brought out the best in him but he did. Not this time though. Oh, well.

on GRASS.. that's why ¬_¬ and Gonzo just run out of gas in Cincy after 3 HC SF

Wow. Pleasantly surprised, I never imagined he would be able to beat Roddick.
Have people already forgotten that Gonzo beat Roddick on the slickest court of all: the Olympics 2004?

The serve can only get you so far Andy.
At least Roddick is finishing points up at the net nowadays. What's Ivan doing besides picking his nose? :devil:

2 wins were on American soil and the other one on grass where Fernando sucks. Hardly a surprise Roddick lost on European soil.
Do you actually write your posts with a straight face? :haha:

Bilbo
10-14-2006, 08:17 PM
A slumping Roddick dispatches Gonzo twice this year (plus again in Cincy) but now that he's playing better he loses? I don't get it.

2 wins were on American soil and the other one on grass where Fernando sucks. Hardly a surprise Roddick lost on European soil.

Sparko1030
10-15-2006, 12:56 AM
:woohoo: :crazy: :banana: :yippee: :yeah: :bigclap: :bounce:

Clara Bow
10-15-2006, 01:01 AM
Sound like it was a great, well fought match. Wish I could have seen it.

*Viva Chile*
10-15-2006, 02:39 AM
2 wins were on American soil and the other one on grass where Fernando sucks. Hardly a surprise Roddick lost on European soil.

He reached Wimby QF last year and this year gave a tough battle to Roddick in DC, I don't think he sucks on grass. ;)

njorker
10-15-2006, 03:22 AM
ANDY!!!!!! Grrrrrrr!!!!!! :mad: :banghead: :armed: :smash: :mad: :banghead:

Puschkin
10-15-2006, 07:56 AM
A great match from Gonzo and a well deserved victory! :yeah: Some of the shots he hit were absolutely phenomenal.


:yeah: a very nice match to watch.

Neely
10-15-2006, 12:10 PM
Roddick was almost useless in the first set because he left his forehand side open too wide and then Gonzalez who only made two unforced errors the whole set punished him with big shots into his open side. In the 2nd set the whole thing changed, Roddick played much better, Gonzalez' first serve dropped and it was easy for Andy to win it. The third set was the best and I couldn't say who would win it. Good to see was that both wanted the match. The tiebreak was the deserved highlight to end it. This time Gonzo finally won against Andy again, well done for him to scrape it out! :yeah: I hope Andy at least had some fun at this tournament and might come back next year again :)

Golfnduck
10-15-2006, 01:43 PM
...He ruined my eagerly anticipated final between the best friends Ljubo and Andy :( :ras:

I know, I wanted to watch those two duke it out.