Milos appears to be running out of gas after playing nearly every day for the last few weeks. The final set vs. Kei was terrible, yesterday's match was brutal against Matosevic and today's doesn't look much better from the stats. Time to rest up before Valencia and get that momentum back.
Milos was probably bad on serve, just 75% 1st serve won, also just 15 aces in 18 service games + 3 tie-breaks, very low numbers, sad that it wasn´t televised, but just according to stats Marcos was clearly better player and should have won in straight sets
Dreadful result. At least Milos fought back to get that last break back and go to TB.
Or maybe Baggy was just muggy, who knows; there wasn't a stream.
Milos ROS stats are awful. I know Baggy can go through periods where he serves really well, but this is a continuing problem for Milos.
Roger Federer * Greatest Of All Time
Match Point Novak needs to be immortalized in sculpture, like Michelangelo's David. I'm sure that once he's gone to tennis Valhalla, his statue will have his stones as the focal point of attention, and tennis fans will make a meccan-like pilgrimage at least once in their lifetime, in order to rub those lucky stones, like the budda's belly.
__________________ Era il ciel un arco azzurro di fulgor;
Chiara luce si versava sul mio cuor.
Ombra di nube, non mi offuscare;
Della vita non velarmi la beltŕ.
Vola, o nube, vola via da me lontan;
Sia disperso questo mio tormento arcan.
Ancora luce, ancora azzurro!
Il sereno io vegga per l'eternitŕ!