Originally Posted by 156mphserve
any of you guys watch it?
Peter did absolutely nothing to win the first set. I think he had like 1 winner the entire set. He just hit the ball in play a couple times and Ebden made an error.
In the 2nd and 3rd sets Ebden played better, Peter maybe had his level drop slightly but not much, he has no real weapons so eventually Ebden took control of the point.
Peter definately didn't choke anything, against any decent opponent he wouldn't have won set 1. Ebden was the worst I've ever seen anyone play a set
I watched it only from the end of the 1st set. I'm surprised at your evaluation of Polansky's play in sets 2 and 3. I thought the type and frequency of errors he made were really worrying. Peter seemed to think so too, judging by how he is quoted:
“After that [first set] it was just — you can call it a disaster, I guess,” said Polansky. “Most of the time it was just me going for too much.”
I wasn't that surprised that he lost, but it was the way that he lost that disheartened me.
Speaking of weapons, what has happened to his serve? He used to be able to win a good number of points on his first serve.