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RE: Week 33 - ATP 1000 - Western & Southern Open, Cincinnati, OH, USA (hard)


Goffin won at least 6 games in a row there, could have been more (he was leading 3-2 in the second set when I started watching). But Djokovic is such a great competitor.



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Andy off out here. Been pretty shocking

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Jaffa wrote:

Andy off out here. Been pretty shocking


But still nicks the second set
4-6 7-6(3)



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Jaffa wrote:

Andy off out here. Been pretty shocking


 From 1-4 second set he's been excellent.



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Topsy turvy third set. Up a break initially, then down a break at 4-2. Just had break points to get the break back, but back to deuce

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And the break has been won back 4-5 30-30

 

* as an aside, I presume everyone saw the Nadal result? Lost to Lopez in a third set breaker. Tough to see a champion seemingly in terminal decline. It's part of the regeneration, as players rise and fall, but it is still hard to follow.



-- Edited by rich81 on Friday 21st of August 2015 02:08:44 AM

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Saved a match point, now serving for it at 6-5!

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I was fortunate enough that Brazilian TV showed the last few games of the 3rd set live. Have to say that what I saw was of an unbelievable standard by both players. How Andy came back and pulled that one out, I will never know. It was a comeback of "Dan Evans" proportions - well almost LOL.



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R3/L16 : (3) Andy Murray WR 2 beat (16) Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) WR 17 (CH 8 08/14) 4-6 7-6(5) 7-5

And for those who haven't read back through this thread, Andy was a double break down in the 2nd set at 1-4* and also *2-5 down in the 3rd. He also saved an MP on his own serve. in that 3rd set.

QF : (3) Andy Murray WR 2 vs (12) Richard Gasquet (FRA) WR 13 (CH 7 07/07)

If Andy can win that one, Fed would have to win the title to deny Andy the Nš2 seed spot at the US Open.


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Thanks for the more detailed description Bob. I am stuck in work, so was restricted to live scores only.

Stupid question, but for the US Open Draw, are 1 and 4, and 2 and 3 always seeded to meet in the semis? To put it another way, is there a major advantage to being 2 versus being 3?

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Finally out of the car park and on Center for the QF. Andy and Richard should be a very attractive game!

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rich81 wrote:

Thanks for the more detailed description Bob. I am stuck in work, so was restricted to live scores only.

Stupid question, but for the US Open Draw, are 1 and 4, and 2 and 3 always seeded to meet in the semis? To put it another way, is there a major advantage to being 2 versus being 3?


 No, 1 could meet 3, and 2 could meet 4, it's decided randomly. The major advantage to being 2 instead of 3 is that you avoid 1 until the final.



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rich81 wrote:

Thanks for the more detailed description Bob. I am stuck in work, so was restricted to live scores only.

Stupid question, but for the US Open Draw, are 1 and 4, and 2 and 3 always seeded to meet in the semis? To put it another way, is there a major advantage to being 2 versus being 3?


 

Seeds 3 and 4 are randomly allocated to the top and bottom halves.

So if seeds 2 and 3 end up in the same half then it has effectively not particularly mattered which way round they were seeded.

But seed 3 could be drawn in the same half as seed 1, clearly Novak. Seed 2 certainly won't be.



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Well done Andy for pulling that one out of the fire :D
GL in the QFs

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Considering that he was also running purely on fumes (according to peeps who witnessed the match ) that is an even more remarkable comeback!!

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