Originally Posted by oLn
i didnt watch the game... the stats looks quite good - but kiwi didnt won his "chances" in the game - prob coria was v-tough in last set (like his previus match) ! anwz. yeah Neely Focus for better results in clay !
Yes, Kiwi had many break points in the third set. Coria all saved them or Kiwi blew them, any way you want to look at it.
I wished he would have been a bit cooler in this situation in the third set, from 2-0 to 3-0 when Coria challenged a call and Kiwi got mad after this because he was already at the bench and Coria wanted the mark checked. He may not think that everybody is against him, that's sometimes good for him because he if often playing his best with high emotional level, but not always. And I think that this decision was very well within the rules and that a mark can be checked even if the chair umpire already announced the score.
I hope he can play more clay tournaments. Right now we must see how the thing with his abdominal muscle continues and if he must take a break from a tournament to heal it completely and to be back with full force.