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Old 09-17-2010, 07:55 PM   #46
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SP Giraldo! He is on fire! SETTTTT!!!!
Wow, the brilliant strategy of hitting really fucking hard is actually working
I predicted a while ago, and I stand by, Giraldo will win RG oneday
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Old 09-17-2010, 07:58 PM   #47
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It is really pissing me off how little they are crediting Giraldo ATM
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Actually I like the US team, but it would be funny to see them in America Group 1
If Giraldo wins this, it may or probably will come down to the doubles. Giraldo should beat Fish if he plays like that. And remember, there are no Bryan Brothers so I like Colombia´s chances here. Imagine what happened if Falla won the 1st rubber
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That was so abysmal from Sam that even the word abysmal doesn't describe it. Absolutely shit. Giraldo played well though, he was the one being aggressive, serving well, and dictating.

Americans could be in much more trouble here than I thought.
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Fish(UNITED STATES) d. Falla(COLOMBIA) 4-6 6-1 6-4 3-6 6-4

Giraldo(COLOMBIA) d. Querrey(UNITED STATES) 6-2 6-4 7-5

Tied in Matches 1-1
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That was so abysmal from Sam that even the word abysmal doesn't describe it. Absolutely shit. Giraldo played well though, he was the one being aggressive, serving well, and dictating.

Americans could be in much more trouble here than I thought.
Yep. This is why Sam gets no respect. He just doesn't earn it.
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Giraldo very good, leaves us with chances
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The problem I have right now with Sam is, he didn't fight like Mardy fought. He started pouting, and he didn't change his game. Mardy actually started coming to net and hitting the ball down the middle more. Sam just kept missing and keep allowing himself to be moved all over the place. I'm so annoyed that he didn't put forth the intensity needed. Just total shit. He didn't do anything even professionally well outside of serve.

Like you say, smoke, he hasn't earned the respect. He keeps coming up short when the chips are on the table. I don't believe he should play the reverse singles.
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Now, this tie could get very complicated for the Americans. Because from reading the quotes and seeing both Mardy and Sam today, they aren't feeling the ball. John seemed out on his feet at the Open and he's not really that great of a volleyer, so this could be a real problem tomorrow in the doubles, if Ryan has to be relied on with his inexperience. Farah/Salamanca should be an adequate team, but is definitely beatable if the boys play their game.

I'm scared now, though. I still think that Falla is a victory for either Sam or John, but Giraldo seems to be a level too steep for any of the Americans. We might be in trouble if we don't take the doubles.
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Oh well. Having to go to zonal play might be the making for some of the young Americans. If they can't make it, then they don't deserve to be in the World Group.
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Harrison and Isner over the Bryans? What a moron. Let's have someone in the business call him out on it.
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Harrison and Isner over the Byrans? What a moron. Let's have someone in the business call him out on it.
Let's not get into that.
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Now, this tie could get very complicated for the Americans. Because from reading the quotes and seeing both Mardy and Sam today, they aren't feeling the ball. John seemed out on his feet at the Open and he's not really that great of a volleyer, so this could be a real problem tomorrow in the doubles, if Ryan has to be relied on with his inexperience. Farah/Salamanca should be an adequate team, but is definitely beatable if the boys play their game.

I'm scared now, though. I still think that Falla is a victory for either Sam or John, but Giraldo seems to be a level too steep for any of the Americans. We might be in trouble if we don't take the doubles.
Yeah, it is starting to look a little tough for your boys out there.

They should be favourites to win the doubles, but, as you say, you couldn't be too confident. I consider that to be almost a 'must win' match actually, as I believe that the Colombians are capable of winning one, or even both, of the reverse singles.

As for the decision to leave the Bryans at home...clearly PMac wasn't going to take the risk of Fish/Querrey pulling up injured at the last minute. At least with the players you have you could forge a good doubles team (Isner and Harrison/Fish/Querrey) and have all available singles options. It was a gutsy decision to make, but if your team wins the doubles rubber then there is nothing more to discuss on that issue!
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Fish in for Harrison...

Farah/Salamanca vs Fish/Isner
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