Originally Posted by cc2monac
dearest andrei lost to igor 7/5 2/6 6/7 3/6...good fight anyway though we are all sad...now good luck for the double andrei!
This pretty much made me sad for the rest of my day there today. There was some great play from both players.... but I kind of got the feeling after Andrei lost the 2nd set that Igor would probably win.
Andrei also had problems with his shoes/feet/surface (not sure which) from the start of the match... but late in the last set when he was serving at deuce he actually went to his chair and said he wasn't going to play anymore until he had changed his socks/footware. When Igor and the umpire questioned him he told them he would have an injury time out then.. anything to let him change his shoes because he refused to play and injure himself/break his leg. He also pretty much said that Igor could HAVE the match if he really wanted it, but he WAS NOT going to play without doing something about his feet.
He ended up winning that game but then Igor served for and won the match in the next game.