far from perfect, yet kudos for the fight and for the nerves.
His tennis is not good at the moment though, he has no confidence in his shots and goes defending more than he should, but such matches are everything to lose, nothing to win, so going through is the main goal and it was achieved.
In b4 the horde of specialists - he will have to up his game next match if he wants to win it.. :haha:
I love this one :lol:
And no, actually what he's got here is plenty enough for disposing off Anderson.
Quite entertaining match. Robredo really going all-out with the forehand, huge racquet-head speed. Got very tight at the end, but that happens when you're playing most of the match several notches above your usual groundstroke speed.
Dimitrov had obviously been prepped beforehand to slice the ball low on the Robredo backhand, as Roddick used to do, but he overdid it.
Match was decent overall. Robredo served really well and with consistency(78% FS in). This allowed him to have the upper hand in the rallies from the back of the court in his service games. On the other side, Dimitrov's serving was quite poor(low FS in %, many DFs and low pace on the 2nd serve) just like in his first match against Young. His serving motion is slightly off, especially on the 2nd serve(he avoids bending his back too much), which leads me to believe there might be some kind of niggling injury.
A thrilling match and a turning point in Federer's career. He went into the season-ending tournament as the Wimbledon champ and with a very slim chance of finishing the year as #1. But he was drawn in a very tough group stacked with bogey players: Agassi (against whom he had a 0-3 H2H)...
Steve Fink: "Who is the best player, not just on record but on ability?"
Pat Cash: "𝐃𝐣𝐨𝐤𝐨𝐯𝐢𝐜, he's a freak, he beats other 2 on their best surfaces. Hard to go passed the reality of head to head wins. At his best he's unstoppable."
I've met Pat. Great guy.
Played one set singles with my...
Sitting here w/ no live tennis, just happened to catch highlights of their match on AO classics show & pretty entertaining esp. the 4th set TB w/ Nadal’s lefty FH still evolving & pro Aussie crowd clearly flustering Nadal which is opposite of what happens today. Funny to see not only the green...
We were looking for that great QF. Federer needed to beat Tommy Robredo (LOL) and the in-form Nadal needed to beat Kohlschreiber.
But it wasnt meant to be as Tommy Robredo ate Roger Federer alive.
Where does this rank?