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Old 02-17-2012, 08:02 AM   #16
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was it really so easy?
Simon had 5 break points ...
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Old 02-17-2012, 08:14 AM   #17
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tennis beats pusher, good for the game.
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Old 02-17-2012, 09:11 AM   #18
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was it really so easy?
Simon had 5 break points ...
In second set Simon led 40-0 on Nalby's serve at 3-1 Nalbandian : I guess if Nalbandian had not saved those break points, Simon might have come back.

Anyway, I didn't expect Nalbandian to beat Simon that easily on this surface : it looks like a good win for Nalby.

If Davis cup was scheduled all year, maybe he would be more often fit and have a better ranking
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Old 02-17-2012, 09:22 AM   #19
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in first set, Simon broke Nalbandian back then Nalbandian won 3 games at 3-3.
Simon didn't break serve all match. Nalbandian saved all of those five break points.
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Good win for sure, but it doesn't say much about Nalbandian. Contrary to his usual style, Simon did not push at all in this one, he even played first strike tennis, went for a lot and missed most of it, even trying to rip return winners on first serves. I don't know, maybe that was an intentional game-plan cause he did not want to get dragged all over the court if he plays passive, but his execution was really awful. We will probably be able to assess Nalbandian clay court form better against Belucci or Almagro.
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Old 02-17-2012, 10:30 AM   #21
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Sad, but expected
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Contrary to his usual style, Simon did not push at all in this one, he even played first strike tennis, went for a lot and missed most of it, even trying to rip return winners on first serves. I don't know, maybe that was an intentional game-plan cause he did not want to get dragged all over the court if he plays passive, but his execution was really awful.
Thanks for this info

Simon started having worse results in the end of last year, and whereas I didn't watch his matches, I read that he had changed his game that way indeed.

It's the second time he tries to change like that : he did it already in 2009.

Everytime he did that he had worse results.

He hopes it pays on the long-term as he is more ambitious than his current ranking.

As for Nalbandian, Volandri might also be a good test before Bellucci or Mayer.

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Simon didn't break serve all match. Nalbandian saved all of those five break points.
Thanks, sorry for this mistake
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Well done, king D. Keep rolling
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Default Re: Sao Paulo R2: Nalbandian def Simon 6-3 6-2

nalby good to see simon changed his playing style so it was less passive. now watching him play is only a little bit painful.
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Expected, logical, normal result. The better player won
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