Originally Posted by Gallace..
Marisevic is into the final with a 7-6 tiebreak in the third!!! Congrats!!!!!!
Fighting match from Marinko. Served well below his best - at 50% for the match and below that for most of the match, but played the big points better.
Led all three sets by 3-1, 4-1 in the first and third sets, but Sela pegged him back to 4-4 in the first and second sets. Marinko had 2 match points at 5-3 serving for the match in the 3rd but could not convert. Then saved 3 break-points at 5-5, 0-40 and another before holding for 6-5. In the tie-break led 3-0 with 2 mini-breaks but then lost 4 pts in a row to go 3-4 down on serve. He broke Sela at 5-5 to lead 6-5 and have another match point, serving. Sela broke to level at 6-6. Marinko held and had match point on Sela's serve at 7-6. Sela held but Marinko broke for his fifth match point, this time closing it out and winning 5-7, 6-4, 7-6.
Awesome Marinko. Come a long way since that Kukushkin 1-5 loss match. Erased that bad memory.
Go for it in the final!!!