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This is a week where I really prefer a more differentiated point system.
Dubai should give 600 points while Acapulco can have 400 points or something like that.

The field was so much stronger in Dubai that it is really a bit strange that those two tournaments are the same amount of points.

Nevertheless well done to both players.
Anderson was in a final last week and I really could not imagine that he will play good here. Very well done.

Dimitrov showed mental strength in more than one match and defeated Gulbis, Murray and Anderson.
Not an easy draw. (Compared to Federers draw it is easy, but still good players)
Dubai - seed #8 was Tursunov (ranked #29) and original cutoff was 57 (end up being 78)
Acapulco - seed #8 was Pospisil (ranked #27) and original cutoff was 85 (end up being 94).

Yeah, Dubai's field was really stronger. :haha:
 

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ANderson :sad:
 

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I thought Rasheed was only going to succeed with Dimitrov in improving his physical attributes but he's certainly shown some tactical improvement. I expect an injury at some stage but no complaints so far. A decent step in the right direction and a top 16 seeding for Indian Wells is welcome.
 

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There's nothing more pathetic than saying a player 'over-celebrates' a win. For one thing the guy just won $300,000. I know I would be pretty happy in his situation! Much prefer to see a player show emotion, rather than act like Blandy Murray- win your first slam and react like someone just said your puppy was run over.
 

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Comparison of two hardest-fought roads to ATP title in the last three days of the tournament (XXI Century):

Nicolas Escude - Rotterdam 2002​

Code:
1 Juan Carlos Ferrero 	5-7 6-1 6-0	
2 Tommy Robredo 	6-1 6-2	
Q Roger Federer 	3-6 7-6(8) 7-5	
S Sebastien Grosjean 	4-6 7-6(1) 7-5	
W Tim Henman		3-6 7-6(7) 6-4
Q: 126 minutes; 2 points away from defeat
S: 148 minutes; saved 3 match points
F: 148 minutes; 2 points away from defeat

Grigor Dimitrov - Acapulco 2014​
Code:
1 Marinko Matosevic	7-5 6-1
2 Marcos Baghdatis	6-1 6-4
Q Ernests Gulbis	4-6 7-6(2) 7-5
S Andy Murray		4-6 7-6(5) 7-6(3)
W Kevin Anderson	7-6(1) 3-6 7-6(5)
Q: 159 minutes; 2 points away from defeat
S: 175 minutes; 3 points away from defeat
F: 178 minutes; 2 points away from defeat

 

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Grisha :haha: :hearts:

Have to laugh at people saying "it's just a 500". Contextually speaking it's a pretty big deal. It's Dimitrov's first title at this level and the manner in which he won it was pretty impressive. Certainly shows a vast improvement on what the result would have been if he had been presented with the same challenge just 6 months ago.
Thank you! People are so damn retarded and stupid indeed, i just hate that "it's just a 500 tourney" term, its so ridiculous. :rolleyes:
 

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This gif. should be mixed with this music - it was played in the last changeover in the Acapulco final, apparently made a positive impact on Dimitrov's mood ;)

 

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Comparison of two hardest-fought roads to ATP title in the last three days of the tournament (XXI Century):

Nicolas Escude - Rotterdam 2002​

Code:
1 Juan Carlos Ferrero 	5-7 6-1 6-0	
2 Tommy Robredo 	6-1 6-2	
Q Roger Federer 	3-6 7-6(8) 7-5	
S Sebastien Grosjean 	4-6 7-6(1) 7-5	
W Tim Henman		3-6 7-6(7) 6-4
Q: 126 minutes; 2 points away from defeat
S: 148 minutes; saved 3 match points
F: 148 minutes; 2 points away from defeat

Grigor Dimitrov - Acapulco 2014​
Code:
1 Marinko Matosevic	7-5 6-1
2 Marcos Baghdatis	6-1 6-4
Q Ernests Gulbis	4-6 7-6(2) 7-5
S Andy Murray		4-6 7-6(5) 7-6(3)
W Kevin Anderson	7-6(1) 3-6 7-6(5)
Q: 159 minutes; 2 points away from defeat
S: 175 minutes; 3 points away from defeat
F: 178 minutes; 2 points away from defeat

Good stuff as always Voo de Mar :worship:
 

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Congratulations Dima, also happy that he's winning most of these tiebreaks, he'll need this experience for the tougher matches at the slams. Good for his mental game.
 

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Great win for Dimitrov. Deserved this tournament. Anderson is so weak mentally though, too bad for him.

Nicolas Escude - Rotterdam 2002​
Code:
1 Juan Carlos Ferrero 	5-7 6-1 6-0	
2 Tommy Robredo 	6-1 6-2	
Q Roger Federer 	3-6 7-6(8) 7-5	
S Sebastien Grosjean 	4-6 7-6(1) 7-5	
W Tim Henman		3-6 7-6(7) 6-4
Holy shit what a lineup. Those were the days. Escude :bowdown:
 
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