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Old 10-07-2009, 06:12 PM   #46
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Congrats Jo! I hope he plays Gasquet at a reasonable hour. Could somebody post the link to the livestream if we get one? I searched everything today but I couldn't find anything and gave up.
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Old 10-07-2009, 07:29 PM   #47
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He's playing 4th on CC.
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Great! He won.
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A win for Jo against Richard, in three sets. Really poor match from both players in comparison with what they can do.

I thought Tokyo was played indoor and I thought wrong. The wind pretty much killed the match, I think.

Overall, Jo played average, borderline mediocre, most of the match and Richard played his inconsistent but promissing self since his return in the first set. In the second and third set, it's a combination of a little adaptation to the wind and a up of consistency from Jo, and a disatrous play from Richard who gives the match to Jo.

It feels like a little revenge for the match in Rome this year, which were somewhat a little like that one.
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The lamest match of the year About 3DF a game by both players, not to mention all the UEs from both sides. I was suffering with them. A good thing that the match ended because they weren't far from just calling it a tie and leave together to share some tea

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Old 10-08-2009, 10:17 AM   #51
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I didn't have much time lately for tennis so I missed out on much of Bangkok, but I caught a bit of Jo's match with Richie today ^^

Gulbis up next, could be tricky but Jo should roll on through
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Thanks for the match analysis, guys. I'm just glad that Jo came through in the end, he's often struggled against Richard in the past.

One never knows which Gulbis will turn up - I just hope Jo finds decent first serve percentage and adapts well to the conditions. Good luck! Let's go all the way to London!
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Well an ugly win, but a win nevertheless

Jo is playing Ernsts tomorrow, 4th on CC
http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2009/329/op.pdf

Oh and he lost his doubles match btw, 10-8 in the Super TB
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The roof was closed for three days because of torrential rains, and was opened just yesterday despite some typhoon warnings.

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I'm just glad he managed to win.
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Old 10-09-2009, 08:53 AM   #55
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Nice win against Gulbis again.

Two solids servers today, so that was for the one the more consistent on his serve and the sonner able to read the opponent's one. Jo started to return better at the end of the second set and that gave him the match.

It's a nice series of wins in three sets that he is doing at the moment to find some confidence to return bad situations. I think it's a good thing if he can learn one thing or two there, because its two losses in the hard slams where in that kinds of matches this year.
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I agree MacArthur, perhaps this recent run of come from behind victories will help him digging out those big matches when he's behind at the GS level.

It was a pretty decent match I thought, Gulbis was obviously playing well but Jo held it together and took advantages of his opportunities when they came ^^
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I had the pleasure to watch end of second set and third set. At 4-4 in second set, things were looking tight and grim, but Gulbis very obligingly broke himself and took the match to a decider. From then on, I could see Jo's determination to assert himself, and he did just that. Well done!

I must say I was impressed with Jo in that match. He was returning well, even off Gulbis' big first serves, and that shows that he's working to improve that aspect of his game. It was obvious that his right upper arm was bothering him (you could see the taping) but this did not deter him from hitting huge first serves and going for his shots. He went to the net with great effect, and his athleticism, as always, was a joy to watch.

The lower half of the draw is the more challenging - if he can get past winner of Wawrinka/Monfils in semis, he has a great chance of winning this tournament. Hope that the arm would not be an issue, or at least he can find a way to work through the pain without inflicting further damage. Good luck, Jo!
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I couldn't see the match, but I can't wait for the Gael one Good job, semies again

Does anyone know what Jo needs to do in order to more or less stay in touch for London ? Like if he wins Tokyo, does he still need to win one of the two remaining masters ?
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If he wins Tokyo, he is going to be at more or less 150-200 points behind the first accessit to London. So he should after do very well in the two remaining masters to conquer and conserve one of the two remaining places.
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Thanks ! What does 200 points represent exactly ? A quarter or a semi in a masters ?
Of course it will also depends on his direct concurrents.
(Aren't there still three places remaining ?)
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