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Much harder than it had to be.
John was far too passive for the majority of the match, only seeming to be able to turn up the aggressiveness for the last 3 games of the 3rd set.
Kukushkin played pretty well but nothing special. He usually just won the point if Isner didn't create a winner off the first or second shot.

He's not going to be hanging around much longer playing like this.

That being said, a win is a win. He's just gotta do a better job avoiding long rallies behind the baseline.
 

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Good result. Isner can be dangerous player, makes for exciting matches.
 

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Good for John to finish this in 4. The last thing he needed was to get dragged into yet another epic 5th set and be toast for Robredo in the next round.

At least now he has a chance.
 

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and only 2 dfs :worship: ridiculous errors by Kukush in the 4th set tb he's really a headcase :haha:
 

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3 tb's. A proper match from John.

He'll beat Robredo. Tommy does well against the Safin's of the world that hit UE's and get frustrated against his grinding style. Tommy doesn't do well against "big man" tennis.
 

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Kukushkin was easily the better player, horrible under pressure as he has been for months though. Should have definitely won second, and probably fourth too.

But Isner will probably beat Robredo who really struggles with bots
 

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Go John!
 

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Expected result, i expected John to win thi smatch but knew it won´t be easy, the same with Herbert, simply Isner can´t win easy with breaks, i don´t lik ehis chances vs Robredo, his only chance could be that his serve is joke so he should be able to break him at some point so if he can hold his service even through deuces and Robredo winning easily and than have 1 bad service game he could win. Also good that he won those 2 last tie-breaks, it would be bad for John if his tie-break % went down after loosing alredy 1 in 1st set:D
 

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Nice that he ended it in 4, before the rain break. Long, tiring 5-setters are his biggest danger in early rounds of Slams.
 

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Important win, he has a real chance against Boredo and than can give it his all against Berdsh*t. No one expects him to win that match and even if he does he can't win against Roger. R4 is a great result and QF is a miracle.
 

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nid. but now he should lose to robredo
 
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