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Choked identical love servicegames at 4-4 in 2nd and 3rd set :eek:

Anderson served very good and accepted the gifts from Haas.
 

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Yes the service game in the 2nd Set was really bad by Tommy, but in the decider Anderson played a great Return Game to get the Break. And the South African served with 81% first Serves. Incredible!
 

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Haas looked pretty good for most of the much but pretty much tanked the last few games. Gramps was getting tired.

Anderson's serving was pretty insane.
 

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Choked? Anderson broke to love in the 3rd set...this match was NID
 

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Didn't watch all of it, but from what I saw I conclude that 1) Anderson served great, and 2) Haas didn't choke, but merely ran out of gaz towards the end of the match.
 

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You mean the player with more rhytm and form? Clearly that was the difference today.
Errrr better serving form maybe. Haas was winning the majority of the rallies especially in the second set.
 

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Good and entertaining match. Incredible serving, but also lots of long and good rallies. Both played really well, but Haas had 2 bad service games that cost him the match.

Anderson was very consistent and played very well from the baseline imo. Best I've seen him play in a while.
Lots of winners, also with his backhand. Can do some damage here, playing like this.

His knee was taped severely, is that serious?

Good to see Haas play well like this, BTW. With a little more match practice, he can really compete on this service.
 

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Errrr better serving form maybe. Haas was winning the majority of the rallies especially in the second set.
Only watched patches of the 2nd set, but saw Anderson winning quite some rallies there. Of course Haas is the better baseliner normally, but didn't really see any difference today. Anderson made very few wild errors that he usually makes.
 

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Lol @ choked. Please learn the definition of choking.
lol he dropped serve btb sets to love at 4-4 offcourse it was a choke, maybe not a choke like verdasco with 40-0 and 3 mp.s vs Soda but still he choked . He played well and served great except when it really mattered. :wavey:
 

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Choking at least indicates that you're the much better player. He wasn't.
And choking normally involves blowing a big lead or mps, like you said about Verdasco. That wasn't the case either.

So this wasn't a choke at all. Just a good match with two pretty equal players, where one player just lacked the rhytm to deliver in each and every service game.
 

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His knee has been taped for a lot of his recent matches. Anderson characterised his knee injury as "cartilage wear and tear" and said that he needs to keep a careful eye on the problem as he plays on. "There's a lot of treatment involved, but I'm happy with the progress."
 

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Haas obviously still has it, just needs more match practice to get his competitive juices flowing properly. He'd be beating guys like Anderson handily without these slip-ups with a bunch of tournaments in a row behind him, that's the unfortunate thing.
 

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Anderson served incredibly. Just as well really, considering his ground game was really wobbly (was the same last round). Not striking it cleanly at all, presumably movement-related.

Haas looked pretty good ........ but as usual this year since the comeback he can't return for crap. Against anybody with a decent serve he's tiebreaks or bust.
 
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