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Incredible choking from both players. Neither one would get over the line no matter how many chances they had in the second and third. DGT served for the match and had 3 MP in the second set but missed them all- none in the tiebreak, despite the score, that was just Marti choking mountains of set points. In the third Marti had MPs, one of which Gimeno-Traver hit a horrible volley only for Marti to miss the pass by ten feet.

Went over two days. Marti looked to have the momentum yesterday and was upset when it was delayed after coming back from 1-4* down in the third, but didn't seem like it was going to hurt him much as he went up 40-0, only to end up saving 2 BP. Holds, then has 15-40 only to on the second MP make that bad miss on the pass. Gimeno-Traver got the early minibreak in tiebreak then capitulated to give Marti an easy volley for *5-2. Missed that, missed a sitter forehand by 5 feet, backhand unforced error. Gimeno-Traver then made an awful forehand UE of his own, and Marti hit a backhand winner for MP. Marti gets time violation on MP for no reason, but wins.

One of the bigger chokefests you'll see all year. Both players should have won a dozen times.
 

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Best swiss two-handed backhand. ;)

Tense match with huge up-and-downs. And yes, it was a chokefest :(

Marti's serve ist not Top 200 worthy :( The rest is fine, minus the nerves.
 

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Very courageous final tieabreak from Marti, always going for winners even if he made some errors, it paid off in the end and finished the match with a great drop-volley.

On the other side heartbreaking loss for Gimeno, one of the very few Spanish players who actually has an enjoyable game. Too bad his consistency is lacking most of the time.
 

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I've only watched the TB, but Marti seems like a pretty good definition of the word "ballbasher", cause he was going full power in basically every stroke :lol:
 

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what a choke :lol:

well done dgt
 

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I've only watched the TB, but Marti seems like a pretty good definition of the word "ballbasher", cause he was going full power in basically every stroke :lol:
That was only the tiebreak.

The serve is more pusher like :(

And he made a lot of good drop shots. He has a lot of variety.
 

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What a win for Marti :yeah: At least he ended up on the right side of the scoreline, unlike his FQR match at Wimbledon.

He is having a great season, really propelling himself out of Futures for the first time.
 
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