Grosjean - Tursunov Questionable Line Calls??
I didn't realize there were so many questionable line calls but who would know watching via the internet. Wimbledon radio did say that during the 1st that there were 2 missed line calls that cost Tursunov the set. Looks like that happened again in the 5th set.
Did anyone actually get to see the match?? Is this accurate information??
Tursunov's out in round of 16 but not down
By Clint Swett -- Bee Staff Writer
Published 2:15 am PDT Tuesday, June 28, 2005
Dmitry Tursunov's Wimbledon run came to a disappointing end in the round of 16 Monday, undone by a couple of questionable line calls and a late surge by his French opponent.
The Russian-born 22-year-old, who now lives in Roseville, fell to ninth-seeded Sebastien Grosjean 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 on Court 2. While it was the furthest Tursunov had ever advanced in a Grand Slam tournament, he said it was disappointing to lose a match that was within his grasp.
"I felt I could have had that one," said Tursunov, who converted on only five of 15 break-point opportunities but smacked 52 winners, the same as Grosjean. "I had a lot of chances to win the match."
In a telephone interview from London, Tursunov said he lost his focus early in the fifth set when he argued two line calls he said came at crucial times.
"If it's only one call, I don't have any problems, but there were a lot of calls that were wrong throughout the match," he said.
Tursunov also credited the speedy Grosjean, a Wimbledon semifinalist in 2003 and 2004, for elevating his play - and particularly his serve - in the fifth set.
"He can serve 130 mph, and he places it really well," Tursunov said.
Despite his disappointment, Tursunov said he was encouraged by his Wimbledon results, which earned him $67,614.
He started with a straight-set victory over Spaniard Nicolas Almagro, then stunned hometown hero and No. 6 seed Tim Henman in five sets on Centre Court.
Tursunov reached the round of 16 by downing Germany's Alexander Popp, a quarterfinalist in 2000 and 2003.
Despite those results, Tursunov said nerves sometimes kept him from playing his best.
"Against Tim, I played pretty well," he said. "But in my first, third and fourth matches, I had a lot of nerves. ... If I had played a little looser and had been able to go for my shots, I'd have had a good chance of winning (against Grosjean)."
Still, Tursunov said, his Wimbledon run can do nothing but bolster his confidence heading in the summer hardcourt season in the United States.
"The main thing is I know I can play with these guys," he said.