OMG, I'm too excited to come up with anything new, so here's what I posted in my Michel group:
He won!! He won he won he won!!! He is the first man to advance to the second round at the Open.
LOL, yes, I'm excited
I love having live scores, almost makes me feel like I'm really there
And from watching the scores you can infer a bit about the match played.
(1R) M. Kratochvil d. D. Sanguinetti 6-3, 6-0, 6-3
Unfortunately I didn't realize the match had started so I joined in
the third set. Michel was up 4-0 but was then broken. However, he took the match on his very first match point!! Very impressive
Here are the official stats:
Time elapsed by set:
1st set: 32 minutes
2nd set: 19 minutes
3rd set: 29 minutes
Match Summary (by set isn't up yet)
Sanguinetti(ITA) /// Kratochvil(SUI)
1st Serve % 44 of 76 = 58% /// 40 of 68 = 59%
Aces/Double Faults: 4/3 /// 4/4
Winners/Unforced Errors: 14/49 /// 18/33
Winning % on 1st Serve: 17 of 44 = 39% /// 31 of 40 = 78%
Winning % on 2nd Serve: 17 of 32 = 53% /// 15 of 28 = 54%
Break Point Conversions: 2 of 3 = 67% /// 7 of 12 = 58%
Net Approaches: 4 of 14 = 29% /// 12 of 17 = 71%
Total Points Won: 56///88
The numbers aren't too great, but obviously enough for a win
Michel's four double faults came in the first set, and he had one
ace in each set, two in the last
The important thing is that he
won almost all of his first serve points, and a ton of his second
serve points (anything over 50% is usually surprising for second
serves). He saved one break point on his own serve and created 12 on his opponent's serve. He won all but 5 net approaches!! This tells me he played a complete, confident match -- a bit shaky to start, but when he settled in he was lethal!!
He will face the winner of the Robredo/Ferreria match, and so far,
Robredo is getting toasted.
Congrats to Michel for a wonderful and very convincing first round