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Leo Mayer saved break points to go down a late break in his first round match playing an Italian wildcard, yet won 1-6 7-5 7-5. But afterward he beat Robert, Volandri and Andi Beck and played well today to win the title over a fast-rising young Italian talent in Giannessi. From as far down as #217 in late May and out of the top 200 in July, he'll now be in the top #105 next week with nothing to defend the rest of the season so with normal results the rest of the season, he should finish top 100.

Quite an accomplishment given he's returning from a back injury and didn't start really winning until May at the French Open.
 

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Giannessi isn't a talent: He has a lady serve and he lacks firepower of both wings..
 

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His serve is pretty good, actually. His first serve. His second serve isn't good. His forehand is an explosive shot but his backhand isn't very good. But, he's beaten some good players and really been skyrocketing up the rankings so he's definitely got some game. He's got good defensive ability.
 

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You're right hotdog, he saved 2 break points at 5-5 and broke to win. Regardless, he played like shit in that match and the transformation to decent play is unbelievable in how quickly it's come.

Leo actually showed some good net skills and dropshot ability his final couple matches. He's got a little bit of variety, more than players like Tursunov or Davydenko.
 

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Yeah...he's not a bad player. He would surely have been playing ATP level without his back problems from last year. He's better than challenger level.
 
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