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Beat Bachinger, crushed Sela and now he's out :lol:

Machado needed a set to be sure of qualifying but he couldn't do it
 

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:banana: Stebe played a very good match while Machado... well he just isn't that consistent on HC and I still think the result yesterday has more to do with Sela being horrendous than Machado being outstanding.
Now we'll probably see a German semi, Stebe vs Beck.

Btw, for those who are interested in the final group standings:

1. Sela - 2/1 Matches Won- 4/2 Sets Won
2. Stebe - 2/1 Matches Won - 4/4 Sets Won - 37/32 Games Won
3. Machado - 2/1 Matches Won - 4/4 Sets Won - 33/33 Games Won
4. Bachinger - 0/3 Matches Won - 2/6 Sets Won
 

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The appropriate tennis result. Great win for Cedrik. Regardless of what happens tomorrow, this week has to be seen as a big success for him.
 

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Machado only needed to win 3 games in that second set in order to qualify for the semifinal. And he got bageled. What a mug...
 

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did Machado know exactly what he needed?

Didn't seem to fight very hard.

Amazing he is out after the first 2 wins
Machado has never struck me as being particularly intelligent and I don't think he had done the math here. As mentioned above, he needed another three games to qualify and instead of fighting, he tanked after missing breakpoints at 5-7 0-2. Pretty strong contender for mug of the year if you ask me.

And it's not like he didn't care about the tournament, he fought hard in his first two matches...:worship:
 

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Good tournament for Stebe, 30 points in the bag for him, let's see what can he do against Andy Beck
 

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Machado Mug of the year
 

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Machado had to be seriously fatigued or hurt -HAD TO BE - or just really stupid and really thought he was already in the semis

Supposedly he had to BEAT STEBE! Because at 2-1 it would have come down to head to head which means Stebe
 
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