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Now that Gilles has taken the big scalp (and played some mighty fine tennis to do so :worship: ), can he keep up his momentum in the next round against Robby Ginepri? Was he fulfilling the promise of his God-given talent, or did he just paly a one-off, out-of-his-mind match?

Sometimes I think taking out the big gun is easier than backing it up in subsequent matches. Still, I was amazed at how calm Muller was throughout last night's match, and during the press conference. He really didn't think he'd done anything special in beating Roddick (or was he just playing coy?)

FYI: Cermak/Friedl d. Muller/Ginepri, 6-4, 6-3
 

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He certainly won't play as well. If he somehow does, then he will beat up on Ginepri. There are so many talented players out there, more than there have ever been depth wise. The problem is that they can't put together two matches in a row. I hope Muller can continue to play well because his big left-handed game can trouble anyone.
 

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If both hold true to form, Ginepri will win. Ginepri is to summer 2005 as Ljubicic is to early 2005.
 

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He certainly won't play as well. If he somehow does, then he will beat up on Ginepri. There are so many talented players out there, more than there have ever been depth wise. The problem is that they can't put together two matches in a row. I hope Muller can continue to play well because his big left-handed game can trouble anyone.
His game certainly was a lot of fun to watch last night.
 

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Three things that Ginepri will do the Roddick didn't do is return well, dictate with his backhand and defend well because he has good court coverage.
 

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Hey, apart from playing doubles together, it turns out that Robbie's dad is originally from Luxembourg. They mentioned it on ESPN today

And no, I dont think there will be a letdown. Hard to predict the outcome of this one. Depends partly on how well ginepri will return the big serves
 

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^Interesting. One thing Ginepri will probably do a lot better job of is use his backhand to go to Lux's BH. He has a pretty good BH but it doesn't control the points the way that big ol FH does. with its pace, depth and crazy angles.
 

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Hey, apart from playing doubles together, it turns out that Robbie's dad is originally from Luxembourg. They mentioned it on ESPN today

And no, I dont think there will be a letdown. Hard to predict the outcome of this one. Depends partly on how well ginepri will return the big serves
Yes Robbies's dad and Robbie's grandfather are born in Luxembourg. :) (Didn't know that before, but it was mentionned in in my newspaper!)

I think it will be really hard for Gilles to concentrate on his second round match after having edged out one of the main contenders for the US Open title. ;)

On one hand Gilles Muller has beaten Robbie Ginepri recently in Los Angeles but on the other hand Muller is a very emotional player and he has to be overwhelmed by emotions after his big upset in the first round. :) (In Wimbledon Gilles Muller lost in three sets to Richard Gasquet after his great victory over Rafael Nadal! ;) )

Go Gilles Muller, you have a great opportunity to advance to the third round at your first US Open. :worship:
 
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NYCtennisfan said:
^Interesting. One thing Ginepri will probably do a lot better job of is use his backhand to go to Lux's BH. He has a pretty good BH but it doesn't control the points the way that big ol FH does. with its pace, depth and crazy angles.

right on the money IMO :)
 

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Muller will rip Ginepri a new one
Just hope you're right.
 

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Ginepri is playing well. I think Muller won't be able to work over Robby's backhand the way he did to Andy. I think this match could go 4 or 5 sets with Robby winning. :-D
 

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They're scheduled to play second on Armstrong (after Dechy & King).
 

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Robby will win this time ;)
 

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This is going to be a very interesting match. But I find it hard to believe that the talented Muller with his journeyman track record will play as well against Ginepri as he did against Roddick. I think he will have a letdown and Ginepri will win in 4 sets. And the fact that Muller and Ginepri are doubles partners makes adds an interesting twist to this match. :)
 
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