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Old 02-15-2013, 10:42 PM   #1
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Default Rotterdam QF: Simon def. Klizan 6-7(6) 6-3 3-0 ret.

I think it's his hamstring, happened at 2-4 in the second set. Really unfortunate, such a great match before Klizan got injured.

He was sending Simon from left to right, who was FURIOUS and kept swearing throughout the match. Simon also had an impressive 2/23 BP conversion rate after the second set.
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Default Re: Rotterdam QF: Simon def. Klizan 6-7(6) 6-3 3-0 ret.

Agree, he was schooling the disgusting french pusher
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Old 02-15-2013, 10:45 PM   #3
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Default Re: Rotterdam QF: Simon def. Klizan 6-7(6) 6-3 3-0 ret.

absolutely disgusting result.
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Default Re: Rotterdam QF: Simon def. Klizan 6-7(6) 6-3 3-0 ret.

Simon did what Simon does.

Not in great form but he can still grind down a guy with the best of them.
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Default Re: Rotterdam QF: Simon def. Klizan 6-7(6) 6-3 3-0 ret.

First set and a half was the best and most entertaining tennis I'd seen all year.
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Default Re: Rotterdam QF: Simon def. Klizan 6-7(6) 6-3 3-0 ret.

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Default Re: Rotterdam QF: Simon def. Klizan 6-7(6) 6-3 3-0 ret.

Gilles was the better player throughout, he just didn't take his chances. Even though he didn't win them it ended up working out in his favor because he wore Klizan down who was exhausted after going for all those big shots. It was bizarre how Gilles cramped at the Aussie Open but usually there are few players who can outlast Gilles out there.
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Default Re: Rotterdam QF: Simon def. Klizan 6-7(6) 6-3 3-0 ret.

klizan was lucky in the 1st set, he slapped at about 7 or 8 of the BP Simon had and somehow landed them, still he was living on borrowed time as all his service games were a battle and it was obvious the pressure would tell eventually. The pressure eventually told on his body even more than his mind, but being fit is as an important part of the sport as any.

Happy Gilles kept with it mentally, he stuck to this match like glue even though there were so many moments he could have gone away from it when things kept going against him.

Very winnable semi final too, allez.
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Default Re: Rotterdam QF: Simon def. Klizan 6-7(6) 6-3 3-0 ret.

Someone to put the pusher out !
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Default Re: Rotterdam QF: Simon def. Klizan 6-7(6) 6-3 3-0 ret.

Too bad, the match was quite good up until Martin's legs gave up on him. Simon is experienced in these situations, you have to stay with him if you wanna beat him.

SF between two Frenchies with vastly contrasting styles.
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klizan was lucky in the 1st set, he slapped at about 7 or 8 of the BP Simon had and somehow landed them, still he was living on borrowed time as all his service games were a battle and it was obvious the pressure would tell eventually. The pressure eventually told on his body even more than his mind, but being fit is as an important part of the sport as any.

Happy Gilles kept with it mentally, he stuck to this match like glue even though there were so many moments he could have gone away from it when things kept going against him.

Very winnable semi final too, allez.
Clutch play = luck. The pressure from Simon caused the injury. No bias in this post at all.
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Clutch play = luck. The pressure from Simon caused the injury. No bias in this post at all.
I think Klizan stepped up on the break points and played well but I don't think you can deny that Gilles' style of play wore down Klizan physically. The injury may have been unlucky but he was wearing down anyway because he had to win the point 3 or 4 times.
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Old 02-15-2013, 11:14 PM   #13
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Clutch play = luck. The pressure from Simon caused the injury. No bias in this post at all.
come on at 0/13 BPs won you have to admit it was more than clutch play from Klizan, Gilles was getting unlucky on BPs unless you think Klizan happened to play 13 clutch BPs.

Also it wasn't an injury or Klizan would have taken a proper MTO, it was cramp which was down to Simon digging in on every Klizan service game.
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Default Re: Rotterdam QF: Simon def. Klizan 6-7(6) 6-3 3-0 ret.

there was definitely some luck on the break points. at least one netchord and a replayed first serve on another.

simon was so incredibly disgusting as usual. the few times he injected pace klizan had no answer at all and he saved a set point at 4-5 with some huge forehands. but he prefers to just push and push relentlessly these days.
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come on at 0/13 BPs won you have to admit it was more than clutch play from Klizan, Gilles was getting unlucky on BPs unless you think Klizan happened to play 13 clutch BPs.

Also it wasn't an injury or Klizan would have taken a proper MTO, it was cramp which was down to Simon digging in on every Klizan service game.
Simon is a gritty competitor and a player needs to be ready for a fight. I was really happy he won.

I'm anxious to see if Klizan can do better in the future. I liked his play as well.
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