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Really didn't expect that at the end. Robredo was the dominant player throughout the majority of the third set and was controlling the play. Credit to Marin for hanging on in there.
 

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Heartbreaking, Robredo had 5-3 in the tiebreaker and choked a bit.
He's really bad this year, and he's not playing the big points well at all in stark contrast to last year. Had so many chances in the 3rd after Cilic missed MP in the 2nd
 

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For fuck's sake. Cilic was there for the taking. Really, the way Tommy raised his game after saving MP in the second was excellent, Cilic was bossing him around prior to that.

Very uncharacteristic stuff from him in the 3rd set tiebreaker, poor shot selection. But he's in a slump.
 

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Heartbreaking, Robredo had 5-3 in the tiebreaker and choked a bit.
He's really bad this year, and he's not playing the big points well at all in stark contrast to last year. Had so many chances in the 3rd after Cilic missed MP in the 2nd
The way he recovered the break at 3-3 in the 3rd set tiebreaker with that epic passing shot made it seem like he couldn't lose. It's not like Cilic played particularly good to hang on at the end either.
 

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Marin beating Robredo in a final set TB :eek:
Both were very comfortable on serve throughout most of the match, but Marin's serve was gone in tiebreaks, won 1/5 of points on serve in the 2nd set tiebreak and 3/6 in the third set TB. Still, a positive surprise that he managed to get the win after all and against a clutch player like Robredo. :yeah:
 

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Really good match from both, Robredo plays smart tennis as always, but something´s gone missing for him this year. Last year he was winning all those long tight battles. Marin in some parts of the match incredible on his own serve games. But he is still able to miss three easy shots in a row and lose game in a minute. But against Robredo on clay he played huge amount of winners, it´s not easy to penetrate him.
 

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Good result, the right player won. Hopefully Marin has enough in the tank for tomorrow's QF against Kei, should be a really good one.
 

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Marin really mugged in 2nd set TB big time but find the way to win. Old Marin would drop his level and loose easuly in the 3rd after he wasted MP.
 

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WOW. Marin beating one of the most clutch players in a 3rd set tiebreak and on clay. :spit:
Strange day today.
 
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