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Old 10-21-2012, 01:24 PM   #5296
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What is wrong with Delpo? He has been so boring to watch this past week
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Wow, maybe I should switch to Delpotro match
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Old 10-21-2012, 01:34 PM   #5298
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Bellucci is great so far.
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Great FH from Delpo to get the break back. Had a lot of help from Zemlja though in this game.
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1 BP left.
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I still think Bellucci's positioning on court is very poor, he gifts lots of points by being caught out of place. But today he's playing a good match, not with the typical Bellucci UEs.
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Zemlja cannot handle that power and makes an UE.
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Old 10-21-2012, 01:39 PM   #5303
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goddamn it, i was briefly hopeful del potro might lose
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Great point. Zemlja had Delpo on a string.
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he still might
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Not seen much of the match but Zemlja has had a fair share of success with that FH down the line.
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Del Potro already looks tired, why he plays Basel?
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I don't kno exactly how Delpo managed to hold this service game, but he somehow did, lucky stuff here. 5-4
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I hope Zemlja gives Del Po a fair fight and he's tired/withdraws from Basel. He needs to rest for Paris (big opportunity for a TMS win there) and London.
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Ouf, Del Potro finally holds.

Wow, didn't expect this to be so hard for him
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