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Congrats Cedrik-Marcel :worship: Up to #81 in the rankings now.

This was actually a very close match in the beginning, Stebe had to save some BPs while Sela was holding more comfortably. Then the German suddenly broke at 3-2* and from then on he started rolling and Sela started to make more errors. In the 2nd set Stebe broke right at the start of the set (after saving a BP in his opening service game) and then had three chances for a double break at 4-1*, didn't take them and had to save another BP in his following service game.
Stebe got broken to love when serving for the match at 5-3 (hitting a DF at 0-40). Fortunately he broke to love for the match then at 5-4.
And another thing I noticed: Stebe improved his serve dramatically. I mean compare it now to what it looked like during the summer. Yesterday against Andi Beck he hit 12 aces (Beck only 4, and he is also a good server) and 6 today.
About the match quality, I think it was very good. Sela didn't play that bad imo and the match was closer than the scoreline would suggest.
 

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I think Cedrik deserved it a lot for a whole year on a challenger tour. He was very solid, I like the way he played.
 

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Come on cedrik. Hopefully you will have a great future. Just too good this week, after the first Match! :worship:
 

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The one redeeming feature of round robin is that it allows for a player to gain confidence. Stebe lost to Sela, had a tough match with Bachinger, and then cruised past Machado. Then he took out Beck in a tight match, and then beat Sela to complete the circle. A nice turnaround, I'd say.
 

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Disappointing performance by Dudi. :(
First time I've ever seen Stebe playing: I'm not really impressed, I would call him a ballbasher more than anything else.
 

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Bravo for winning this Stebe
 

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Great win for Cedrik in the end. Played his best matches at the end of the tournament and grew with confidence. He can only get better from here.
 

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Future GOAT.
 
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