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Dubai QF: Toad def. Magician 6-1, 6-7 (2), 6-0

oz_boz
03-01-2007, 11:25 AM
Robin :hatoff:

Didn't watch the match, maybe someone else can comment on a few things apart from the obvious that Söderling blew Fab off the court but had his usual brainmelt that allowed Santoro to take the 2nd.

Nadal (Rafa won only meeting in RG) or Youzhny (never played) in the SF. I think he has better chances against Rafa.

Fergie
03-01-2007, 11:28 AM
Well done Robin :bounce:

Kolya
03-01-2007, 11:30 AM
Good one Robin...

What a weird match - Someone explain what happened?

Jaap
03-01-2007, 11:30 AM
A couple of drop shots Santoro played were :eek:

They literally spinned back to Santoro's side of the court.:lol:

Good win for Soderling though, thought he was gone after that gruelling 2nd set.

oz_boz
03-01-2007, 11:32 AM
A couple of drop shots Santoro played were :eek:

They literally spinned back to Santoro's side of the court.:lol:

Fab :bowdown:

Seems he was overpowered big time though. I thought Robin would struggle even worse.

Action Jackson
03-01-2007, 11:33 AM
The Toad was very patient and then was able to get short balls and then dominate and Santoro stayed at the baseline for the whole 1st set and then moved to the net more in the 2nd set, but Söderling went to the trainer to look at his foot and he didn't get pissed off when he lost the 2nd set.

SLICK
03-01-2007, 11:47 AM
Robin Soderling is into the Dubai semis.
Soderling quotes and match report

http://www.inside-tennis.net/index.php?action=news&id=2481

SLICK
03-01-2007, 11:48 AM
Soderling quotes and match report

http://www.inside-tennis.net/index.php?action=news&id=2481

SLICK
03-01-2007, 11:49 AM
OOPS! Didn't realise a thread had already started for this one. Please merge.

zicofirol
03-01-2007, 12:32 PM
If he plays Nadal, I think he has a good chance against Nadal, imo, he has the game to be Nadal, he hits flat and hard...

jazar
03-01-2007, 01:04 PM
what a strange match. did fabrice just play the second set?

sod will lose next round whoever he plays

Pixie
03-01-2007, 01:18 PM
Söderling won an important service game at *2-0 in the third. Santoro had a couple of break points there very well played by the swedish (and a bit of luck with some lines). From there, Santoro's level went down and Söderling was solid.

oscar_2424
03-01-2007, 01:30 PM
Too bad, i was hoping that Fabrice would win:(

Hip-And-Happenin
03-01-2007, 03:06 PM
Fabrice :mad: :help: :o :sad:

Klaas_nalbandian
03-01-2007, 03:26 PM
well done robin but pity for fabrice who is a nice guy, next round will be the end for robin

BgStallion
03-01-2007, 03:36 PM
ah I was hoping that Fab would do better ,but still what he did was alot too :D

2moretogo
03-01-2007, 03:38 PM
Umm, still mad @ Soderling for AO, but way to take advantage of his draw.